Editor’s note: The Sacramento Bee writes “Endorsements: Jim Reed, Sam Aanestad for 1st Congressional District.” The unusual endorsement of two polar opposites is here, and a commenter named “Riverpaddler” raises some cogent points:
This “endorsement” really makes no sense what so ever. You just endorsed a hard core, career politician termed out of the state legislature, right wing Tea Party, Doolittle/Abramoff casino Republican in Aanestad, over LaMalfa (who is on McClintock’s sh*t list) and the so- called “moderate” Democrat Reed, whom you claim cannot win.
Given Aanestad’s background in dentistry, voters should be thinking of that scene in the movie where the guy with the drill says “what’s the frequency?”
There is this myth that McClintock, (the current carpetbagger in the area) Doolittle’s success or, handlers like to promote that he isn’t in lockstep with the Republican Party….. it is just hot air.
He votes with them whenever necessary to make absolutely sure their legislation gets passed in the house, then he sometimes pretends he was against it, so the elderly, addled tea party libertarian wannabe types holed up in the rural areas think they’re going to get their “revolution” on.
LaMalfa, who panders to the ultra right like crazy, (no different than Aanestad in that Guns,God, Gaybashing style) at least is familiar with water issues in the northern part of the state.
And McClintock does not like him. That should be a positive, not a negative. McClintock is intent on sending CA tax dollars to other states, at least Herger would sometimes throw a few crumbs back towards our way, realizing that without ag water we don’t have ag.
McClintock’s stated endorsement of the Ryan Plan, which would end Medicare and replace it with vouchers, and his desire to raise Social Security retirement ages, coupled with his constant attempts to send NorCal water south, should disqualify him and his political buddies like Aanestad from office. Did I mention his continued Tea Party pandering and support of Prop 8?
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