Why is the local hard right claiming victory in the local elections?
-McClintock was supposed to win. He still lost in lots of precincts in the county. Questioning the ballot count in Truckee irked a lot of locals.
-Prop. 23 lost handily in our county and throughout the state. Our supervisors who supported it were on the wrong side of their own constituents.
-The state went Democratic.
-The county Treasurer candidate backed by the hard right, CABPRO and right-wing consultant Chris Jones lost. (Sounds like Barry Pruett).
Instead of “celebrating” why not reach out and compromise? We can’t sustain our county as a political “island” in our state. We are too small to influence state politics. We also can’t count on our Congressman to build bridges for us, judging from the post-election rhetoric.