Sacramento Bee: Moore is fit to replace McClintock in Congress

IMG_20140926_125353“Unfortunately, Congress will be called upon to consider military involvement in the Middle East for years to come. Congress would benefit from having veterans of those wars among its ranks,” according to the Sacramento Bee editorial board.

“For that reason and others, voters in Congressional District 4, which includes Lincoln, Auburn, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, ought to send Republican Art Moore to Washington, D.C.

“Moore, 36, grew up in Auburn, was a valedictorian at Placer High School, graduated from West Point and served 14 years in the Army and National Guard, rising to the rank of major. He has spent 30 months overseas, including tours in Iraq and in the Sinai, and was awarded a Bronze Star. If Moore wins, he would be one of fewer than 20 Middle East war veterans in Congress.

“He describes himself as a conservative but pledges to work with Democrats, and he would try to deliver federal aid back to his district, 70 percent of which is controlled by the federal government.

“Moore said one reason he entered the race is that the incumbent, Rep. Tom McClintock, voted to shut down the government in 2013, a step that threatened security, while also damaging the economy in the tourist-dependent region surrounding Yosemite.”

The article is here.


Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

15 thoughts on “Sacramento Bee: Moore is fit to replace McClintock in Congress”

  1. Hi:
    How does he feel about personal freedom and the right of the Nanny state to intervene in what we do with our bodies?

    McClintock and Sherif Mack are sick to death of this failed drug war (but you won’t hear that from our local Tea Party now will you).

    The fact is that both McClintock and Sheriff Mack are constitutionalists willing to be consistent even when a brave stand meets with disapproval with well organized social conservatives.

    Good leaders try to avoid being hypocritical which is why the Local Tea Party has no good leaders.

    I heard they are forming a working group for “No on Measure S.” In other words, they like to be affiliated with the dominant local ‘players’ more than they like to be true to their own principles.

    Big Daddy Meckler…are you listening? And by the way, upon whose dime is your son running all around the country on?

    Basically, local Tea Party is shameless but they are called out now.

    Steve O_herlihy

    1. Way to spill out the Truth. Throw Constable Royal and the entire Bosrd of Supervisors (I keep hoping one or two of the current supervisors will do the right thing and stand up and it admit there’s a problem with MJ EXISTING EMERGENCY and TAKE THE LEAD WITH THE PROBLEM that needs to be addressed with the community not ramroded by the sheriff.).

  2. Praise the Lord!
    Send him some money today so that we don’t have to pronounce Tom Mcclintock
    anymore, set maybe when we say the word former. No more dealing with that nasty, nasty taste in your mouth just by saying the name. Heck, why not send the guy a few bucks even if you don’t live in the district???

  3. Almost anyone is better than McClintock but just because we have a common enemy doesn’t mean Moore is a great candidate. He has a very good strategy of courting Democratic voters if he can get the D’s and tear away 10-12% of the R’s and split the independents this race is a toss up. I think Moore is a man of his word and will go into DC believing he will work with D’s but leadership of the R’s will nip that in the bud immediately. If he wants committee positions and the ability to negotiate good deals for the district he is going to have to play ball with the leadership of the party, which is unaccountable to the people.

    1. I am sure Moore is a good man but McClintock will win. Moore should move to Sacramento and run against Matsui, the ultra lefty rather than a person of his same party.

      1. Once again Todd putting the party before the people. Screw the Republican Party, the leadership of the party has gone insane over the last 20 years and are the biggest threat to our democratic republic. The people who lose out the most or republican party line voters who are consistently lied to so they will vote against their own interests. The Democratic Party loyalist don’t have it much better over the same time period. Third Way Politics has shifted our government to a right wing corporatist form of governance.

      2. Todd,
        I cleared your comments because they do not cross a line. But your own blog is an unmoderated mud pit. Get your own house in order before you invite yourself into someone else’s. Didn’t mommy Juvinall teach you that? Your sister went to Stanford and your brother is a damn good tile man (so I hear). So what’s up with you and not moderating your blog? Grow up man. You’re into your late sixties now.

    2. I hope the better man wins and that is Art Moore. If I lived in that district I would vote for Moore. I have family living there and will encourage them to vote for Art Moore. All this and I’m no way a republican and never will be.

  4. Dear readers,
    Todd responded to this but it is unpublishable. A man who knows no boundaries. Hard to believe Todd was elected a county supervisor.

    1. Todd has responded on his blog. But it is not a substantive debate, it is a childish retort. A “sixty something” who is still a child. “I have many friends,” Todd claims. I feel sorry for all of them too. This sort of tactic really doesn’t fly anymore around here.

      1. It’s always good to hear the wisdom of Barry Pruett, the man who will go down in history as losing every single precinct in his race for clerk-recorder a few years ago. Barry continues to grind his axes with those who opposed him, including me. He used to run a gym; now in a mid-career switcheroo, he thinks he’s a “big wheel” lawyer. Yet look how he handles his own blog: How sloppy (and nasty). Not exactly Gibson Dunn & Crutcher material.

  5. Seriously, Todd just closes the circle of stupid. The circle starts with George acting as the faux ‘godfather of conservatarianism’, turns the corner with Russ riding his one trick pony, is anchored by Greg claiming intellectual superiority, the gaps get filled in with a coterie of anonymous bloggers spewing jabberwocky, and is closed by Todd’s massive…..brain…. breatheing [sic] invective. Ah, but increasingly they are just talking to themselves.

    There is a world out there that wants to move forward…and just when we think we are out they try to pull us back in! Don’t be fooled my friends….reject being pulled back in and make progress. The Joey Zasa’a of the world will fall by the wayside.

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