Now former State Senator Sam Aanested — who has McClintock’s endorsement and the same group of followers — is sinking to new lows himself to get elected to Congress. And it’s also coming at tea-party rallies.
The oral surgeon from Grass Valley warmed up the crowd at a tea-party patriots debate in Redding (a tea-party sponsored candidates’ forum is coming to the Vet’s Hall on April 25) with this, the Sacramento Bee reported:
“A radical environmentalist, a socialist and illegal alien walk into a bar.
The bartender says, ‘What you having, Mr. President?”
The tea party crowd “guffawed,” according to the Redding Record Searchlight, which first reported Aanestad’s warm-up routine.
Others were upset. “Mr. Aanestad, Your joke about the President which was published in today’s Sacramento Bee is simply outrageous! Your lack of decorum and respect is despicable,” wrote former Grass Valley Planning Commissioner Larry Hoffman in an email to Sam.
“I am an independent voter and in the past have supported and voted for Republican candidates. However, you and your tea party followers are radical reactionaries and clearly hateful extremists.
“You called Obama a socialist and an illegal immigrant, neither of which is fact, and view anyone other than your tea party brethren as liberal, which seems to be your way of lumping everyone else in with socialists/communists/marxists.”
Sam is running against another staunch conservative, Doug LaMalfa, who has incumbent Congressman’s Wally Herger’s endorsement. LaMalfa also is supported by many moderate GOPers in our county, including some “electeds.”
Here’s Sam and friends at a gathering in Grass Valley. But this one’s for a good cause: Friends of Nevada County Military. We’ve donated to FOMC in the past (even before President Obama was the U.S. commander-in-chief):
(photo credit: Aanestad’s Facebook page)
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