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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1985
Will someone please remind (Rep.) Bob Dornan that the floor of Congress is not the Wally George Show. JOHN ECHEVESTE Cerritos
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1997
Just read about the barring of [former Rep.] Bob Dornan from the House floor ("House Unites to Bar Dornan After Diatribe," Sept. 19). I have a question: What is Dornan doing hanging around the House floor anyway? Didn't he get defeated last November? Does Dornan have a life? The House is to be commended on finally recognizing the radical nature of this loose cannon and trying to re-instill some dignity and decorum in the House of Representatives. I suggest Dornan stop acting like a child who didn't get his way, go back home and get a real job. He simply was beaten by a better candidate (certainly one more in tune with the needs of her district)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1994
Rep. Bob Dornan is so concerned for the "well-being" of his Garden Grove and Santa Ana constituents, he invited President Bush to his fund-raiser in . . . Irvine?! Is it me? "Nicely done, 'B-1'!" MIKE KAPOWICH Corona del Mar
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December 1, 1996 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The silence is deafening. Robert K. Dornan just got bounced out of his job by a little more than 900 votes and suddenly the shrill is gone. The congressman, bested by Democrat Loretta Sanchez, was bitter and bombastic to the end. He threw one last idiomatic crumb, a post-election swipe at O.C. Republican Party official William Dougherty, who dared to jump ship in that final, losing vote: "You're a disgrace to your baptism! You're a poor excuse for a Marine! You're a pathetic, old, senile man!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1993
Rep. Bob Dornan (R-Garden Grove) asks us to read his four "brief thoughts" (letter, July 20) on how he's been victimized by his political opponents and how The Times is an accessory to the "crime" ("The Dornans Go Public With Private Pain," June 24). After his merciless tirade against the Clintons, we can only assume that this guy is joking. It seems to be acceptable for Dornan to dredge up Bill Clinton's activities during college years but no one should question documented charges that holier-than-thou Dornan, the bastion of "family values," beats his wife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1993
Robin Hood's evil twin brother is Rep. Bob Dornan (R-Garden Grove). He wants to rob the middle class to help the wealthy preserve the unfair tax breaks granted them during the excesses of the 1980s (Feb. 18). As those of us making below $140,000 in adjusted gross taxable income seek a fairer tax package and better, more effective policies relating to health and education, Dornan can only attack the first real effort at deficit reduction in more than two decades. Dornan just attacks, no mention of credible alternatives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1995
As a retired Marine officer and Vietnam veteran, I want to make sure that the public realizes that all of us aren't extremist nuts like Rep. Bob Dornan. Don't the majority of Americans now feel that our involvement was a mistake? If Bill Clinton and others who opposed the war had been listened to, it would have saved me a lot of unpleasantness and dead friends. Perhaps people like Dornan confuse opposition to the war with condemnation of those who had to fight in it. Everyone who had a principled objection to the war wasn't anti-American.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1994
Your recent hit piece (" 'Shut Up' Not In Dornan's Vocabulary," July 15) on Rep. Bob Dornan (R-Garden Grove) ignored relevant facts and important contexts in which many of the Dornanisms cited were first uttered. One particularly offensive one was your omission with regard to Dornan's criticisms of longtime Soviet mouthpiece Vladimir Posner. Where do you get off referring to Posner as a "TV commentator"? Posner may be nothing more than a second-rate TV commentator now, but he had a life before his partnership with Phil Donahue.
NEWS
December 1, 1996 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The silence is deafening. Robert K. Dornan just got bounced out of his job by a little more than 900 votes and suddenly the shrill is gone. The congressman, bested by Democrat Loretta Sanchez, was bitter and bombastic to the end. He threw one last idiomatic crumb, a post-election swipe at O.C. Republican Party official William Dougherty, who dared to jump ship in that final, losing vote: "You're a disgrace to your baptism! You're a poor excuse for a Marine! You're a pathetic, old, senile man!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1995
It is very interesting that Rep. Bob Dornan (R-Garden Grove) raised and spent more money in 1994 than the combined total of the other five members of the Orange County delegation. If Congressmen Cox, Packard and Rohrabacher all spent less than $160,000 each, why was it necessary for Congressman Dornan to spend 10 times more? It would be informative if Congressman Dornan would detail exactly how the money was spent. DON ELMORE Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1995
As a retired Marine officer and Vietnam veteran, I want to make sure that the public realizes that all of us aren't extremist nuts like Rep. Bob Dornan. Don't the majority of Americans now feel that our involvement was a mistake? If Bill Clinton and others who opposed the war had been listened to, it would have saved me a lot of unpleasantness and dead friends. Perhaps people like Dornan confuse opposition to the war with condemnation of those who had to fight in it. Everyone who had a principled objection to the war wasn't anti-American.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1994
Rep. Bob Dornan is so concerned for the "well-being" of his Garden Grove and Santa Ana constituents, he invited President Bush to his fund-raiser in . . . Irvine?! Is it me? "Nicely done, 'B-1'!" MIKE KAPOWICH Corona del Mar
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1994
Your recent hit piece (" 'Shut Up' Not In Dornan's Vocabulary," July 15) on Rep. Bob Dornan (R-Garden Grove) ignored relevant facts and important contexts in which many of the Dornanisms cited were first uttered. One particularly offensive one was your omission with regard to Dornan's criticisms of longtime Soviet mouthpiece Vladimir Posner. Where do you get off referring to Posner as a "TV commentator"? Posner may be nothing more than a second-rate TV commentator now, but he had a life before his partnership with Phil Donahue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1993
Robin Hood's evil twin brother is Rep. Bob Dornan (R-Garden Grove). He wants to rob the middle class to help the wealthy preserve the unfair tax breaks granted them during the excesses of the 1980s (Feb. 18). As those of us making below $140,000 in adjusted gross taxable income seek a fairer tax package and better, more effective policies relating to health and education, Dornan can only attack the first real effort at deficit reduction in more than two decades. Dornan just attacks, no mention of credible alternatives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1985
Will someone please remind (Rep.) Bob Dornan that the floor of Congress is not the Wally George Show. JOHN ECHEVESTE Cerritos
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1994
I took notice in your coverage of the Democrat convention in Orange County (March 6) that my former opponent of 1984 had a few nasty things to say about me. Interesting that Jerry Patterson, a paid lobbyist for the last 10 years, and who most occasionally asks for time with members of Congress including myself, would burn his bridges this way. Plus, his wife is running for supervisor! After his congressional election defeat, we're told Jerry's choice of soothing reading material was Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' "On Death and Dying."
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