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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1987
In the Orange County Section of Aug. 24, Rep. Robert K. Dornan at a Town Meeting in Garden Grove is quoted as having replied to an elderly critic with the words, "Yell once more and your ass is going to be thrown out." Surely an unfortunate turn of phrase. Is this the sort of rhetoric we have to expect from elected officials? MARIE J. LOW Anaheim
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April 4, 2004
Former U.S. Rep. Robert K. Dornan may have ended his political career as almost a caricature of himself, but I will always remember his tremendous support of the families of Vietnam MIAs ("The Still-Fighting Irishman," by Jean O. Pasco, March 14). He was the only politician urging government intervention in determining the status of MIAs. Many of us greatly appreciated his concern and helpfulness. Lyndall Wiggins Dvojack Whittier
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April 4, 2004
Former U.S. Rep. Robert K. Dornan may have ended his political career as almost a caricature of himself, but I will always remember his tremendous support of the families of Vietnam MIAs ("The Still-Fighting Irishman," by Jean O. Pasco, March 14). He was the only politician urging government intervention in determining the status of MIAs. Many of us greatly appreciated his concern and helpfulness. Lyndall Wiggins Dvojack Whittier
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
The final crop of candidates filing for next year's elections in Orange County yielded a few surprises Friday amid a handful of competitive legislative races. The most interesting is the return of former Rep. Robert K. Dornan, a Republican who served 18 years in Congress until 1996. He paid his filing fee Wednesday to challenge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and turned in voter signatures late Friday, according to early postings on the county registrar's Web site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991
Since Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) had such an illuminating experience being "disabled," perhaps he could learn from this and place himself more often in other people's shoes--those with other views on abortion or homosexuality, for example. Then he might not be so quick to judge and denigrate others because he might actually begin to appreciate, respect and see similarities between himself and others who have different viewpoints. One can always hope for a miracle. SUSAN PERLSON, Brea
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1991
The comments of Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) ("Conflict of Patriotism . . . ," Jan. 26) demands a response from teachers. His highlighted statement was that the street protesters of the war are "high school and college students stirred up by their Marxist teachers." This is my 35th year of teaching political science here in Orange County. In addition to classroom teaching during these 35 years, I have served in a variety of statewide, countywide and local positions of office related to education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1987
What a clever, though hardly original, idea to give Rep. Robert K. Dornan the "Golden Turkey" award for saying "no" to the $87.5-billion transportation rip-off. Perhaps the Democratic Party should now consider itself a "service organization" rather than a "political party." I think the Orange County Republican Party ought to offer a similar service to the Democratic Party. The Republicans ought to periodically offer a "Golden Tax & Spend Card" award to big-spending elected Democratic representatives in Washington and Sacramento.
NEWS
March 3, 1990
Frequently I find (Joseph Bell's) columns to be the most satisfactory in our entire Orange County Times. Considering that I do check most of the editorial and opinion pieces quite carefully I intend this to be a sincere compliment to (Bell). (The Feb. 10) column on our soft-spoken congressman (Rep. Robert K. Dornan) brought me great pleasure. You have a talent for stating facts gently yet forcefully. The column after your visit to Jimmy Carter's church was another that remains in my memory as well as my collection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1987
I would like to share some observations about your recent Orange County article "Doves in a Hawk's Nest". Regretfully, you erred by stating that Alliance for Survival is the oldest peace group in the county. The United Nations Assn. was organized here in 1952 and has functioned uninterrupted since. It now has two chapters in the county and a gift shop which has generated over $50,000 for a variety of peace causes. Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) states that the peace movement "represents 1% of the population of the county."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1997
Thomas A. Fuentes' Sept. 7 letter insinuating that the Democrats who voted down the reappointments of Tirso del Junco and Ward Connerly to the Board of Regents of the University of California did so because of their race is nothing but a feeble attempt to divert the public's attention from the past and present racism practiced by Orange County Republicans. Fuentes, the county Republican chairman, wrote this letter because he has seen the handwriting on the wall--that Orange County Latino voters are gaining in strength and are not taking kindly to the Republicans who, in the past, posted security guards in front of voting booths for the sole purpose of intimidating Latino voters.
NEWS
November 4, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran U.S. Rep. Ron Packard, known as a leader in cutting government spending, said Wednesday that he will not seek reelection next year, opening his largely Republican district to a crush of GOP hopefuls. Packard, 68, said he will step down in January 2001, after 18 years in Congress, to spend more time with his family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1997
Thomas A. Fuentes' Sept. 7 letter insinuating that the Democrats who voted down the reappointments of Tirso del Junco and Ward Connerly to the Board of Regents of the University of California did so because of their race is nothing but a feeble attempt to divert the public's attention from the past and present racism practiced by Orange County Republicans. Fuentes, the county Republican chairman, wrote this letter because he has seen the handwriting on the wall--that Orange County Latino voters are gaining in strength and are not taking kindly to the Republicans who, in the past, posted security guards in front of voting booths for the sole purpose of intimidating Latino voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1997
Re Kenneth L. Khachigian's column, "Verdict Is In on D.A.'s Use of 2 Standards," June 8: Left out of this embarrassingly ignorant piece was the fact that the district attorney's office gave former Rep. Robert K. Dornan a free ride when Dornan violated election law by giving a business address as his residence when he first carpetbagged here from Los Angeles. Khachigian, apparently believing that Assemblyman Scott Baugh (R-Huntington Beach) should have been given a "bye" rather than have his home raided "in a predawn, Christmas-season raid to seize materials," doesn't say if all crime suspects should be exempt from raids during holidays or just Republicans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1997
I am gratified to read Frank del Olmo's Feb. 2 column ("The System Isn't Foolproof"), where he presents a perspective that has a different tone and nuance than most of The Times' recent coverage of alleged voter fraud in Orange County's 46th Congressional District. Latinos are one in four residents of Orange County and are taken for granted because many are poor, are of working-class background or have limited English skills. One builds a base within a growing community by nurturing positive relationships.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1997
Voting in the United States is the right of all persons born [here] and all naturalized citizens--Latinos, Asians, Europeans, Africans, etc. Voting rights in Santa Ana should be no different from voting rights in Oshkosh, Youngstown or New York City. The state of California did not design the best system possible to protect the right to vote, or to deny the right to vote. The people who were responsible for setting up the system are not perfect. Often we learn as we're going along.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1996
Thank you for your coverage of the nail-biter race between Loretta Sanchez and Rep. Robert K. Dornan. Sanchez's defeat of Dornan for the 46th Congressional District seat is the most exciting and refreshing event to occur in Orange County in recent memory. Democrats and Republicans alike should rejoice that we no longer have the mean-spirited, bombastic and egotistic windbag to embarrass us anymore. Loretta's victory proves that every vote does count and that we can rid the system of hypocritical career politicians like Dornan with a mixture of hard work, courage, and common sense stances on meaningful issues, Thank you, Loretta, for sending a wake-up call to the "good ol' boy" network in Orange County that a woman, a Latina, and yes, even a Democrat can get elected in this Republican stronghold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1989
As a student about to enter my final year of high school, I took great interest in Rep. Robert K. Dornan's commentary, which failed to mention any of the negative aspects of allowing more immigrants to find refuge in Orange County. Gangs of different ethnic groups have increased in recent years, and in high school classrooms, some isolate into groups and converse in their native tongue. Because refugee students are classified as minorities, they receive preferential treatment when it comes to admissions at competitive colleges and universities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1987
On Sept. 13, a letter by Shirley Cereseto referring to recent mouthings by Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) makes me wonder what kind of congressman is representing me in Washington. The only knowledge I have of Dornan's activities is what I read in the news concerning some of his outrageous conduct toward people who do not fully agree with his sentiments. It makes me wonder about his ability to properly represent the welfare of his constituency when he is capable of such outbursts as are repeatedly being reported in the press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In a sign that Democrats believe congressional candidate Loretta Sanchez has "a legitimate chance" of unseating Rep. Robert K. Dornan, the party's Congressional Campaign Committee has decided to contribute $61,000 to her election. "This race kept getting better and it looks good right now," said Jim Whitney, spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
NEWS
July 12, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 18 months ago, Orange County conservative hard-linerswere chagrined when Washington lifted the 20-year trade embargo with Vietnam. There was little critics could do then except ridicule the move as shortsighted. Now, with Tuesday's announcement that the United States would normalize relations with the Communist regime that handed it a humiliating defeat two decades ago, Orange County politicians once again find themselves angered--and with seemingly little choice in the matter. Seemingly.
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