Local GOP Central Committee endorsements: “Hey, get off my lawn!”

“Hey, get off my lawn!” best sums up the local GOP Central Committee endorsements:

  • President of the United States — Donald Trump
  • U.S. House of Representatives, District 1 — Doug LaMalfa
  • U.S. House of Representatives, District 4– Tom McClintock
  • Measure A — NO — The Nevada County Board of Supervisors has it within its power to fund the libraries without increasing the sales tax to 1/4%. The Nevada County Republican Party supports the library and the good work the library does, but not the increase in the sales tax.
  • Measure B — NO — The Nevada County Republican Party determines that the bond amount is too large at $47 million and would cost voters upwards of $100-150 million over the course of 30 years. The Party wants more modest and targeted repairs and a more thorough review of other cost saving options.
  • Measure C — Neutral

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14 Responses to Local GOP Central Committee endorsements: “Hey, get off my lawn!”

  1. Louise McFadden says:

    This makes me sad.

  2. Annie Fox says:

    Looking on the bright side those who are undecided can see who and what is endorsed by whom and vote accordingly.

    • Ed Peritz says:

      I agree with Bill Maher (I think it was; if not, it sounds like what he would say.) when ridiculing any voters still undecided. If one can’t discern the differences between the two candidates by now then the best course would be avoid the ballot casting, as it was not meant for thee.

      Granted, HRC lacks a warm personality such as propelled husband Bill to two terms and instant vilification from all GOP sources of note. But the incessant calumnies tossed her way are mostly fabrications — a reflexive campaign of discredit picking up where it was set aside upon a failed impeachment conviction — yet constantly repeated by the oracles of sensationalism, think New York Post, Rupert Murdock and the like. The Clintons, in the eyes of these myopic rightwing shill oracle-wannabes, are cold water splashed into their faces with results akin to Dorothy’s tossed water upon the wicked witch: the truth makes them shrivel into an unsightly blob; but unfortunately fails to silence the attendant cacophony of vile attacks.

      Our country’s shame is that this election campaign, per some polls, was supposedly very close. Such a eventuality only strengthens H. L. Mencken’s assertion regarding I.Q.s of the masses across this land — but seemingly true globally, too. Having joined Facebook just last week, I’m appalled at the playground level of political discourse uttered by rightwing deviationist Trumpites: A discourse composed of profanity of the vilest sort, capable of forcing even the stoutest progressives to recoil. The GOP, Greedy Old Pretension-ists, has been an intellectually bankrupt coalition probably since Ike’s presidency but certainly since the death of William Buckley, and more recently, George Wills distancing himself from Trump and his obsequious minions.

      Trump is a Trojan Horse, its gut filled with sierra dragons, rabid ruminators, static steel and other obsolete masses of unproductive matter.

      • Annie Fox says:

        Agree Ed. I would hope by now everyone who is going to vote had a careful look at the issues. I’ve seen these endorsements in the past and it is as though these folks think they are going to change someone’s position on a matter.

    • Chip Wilder says:

      Totally- LaMalfa and McClintock both endorse Trump– “and vote accordingly”

  3. Judith Lowry says:

    I looked this up because I was unclear about the origin of this saying.
    Jeff, you enjoy an elegant turn of phrase, “acrid solvents”, tasty language.

    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Joseph_de_Maistre

  4. Joe Koyote says:

    The very first question any candidate for any office local, regional, or national should have to answer is what their position is on climate change. If they subscribe to the “not sure” or “hoax” theories then their candidacy should also be viewed as a hoax as they serve the fossil fuel industry and not the people. Such is the case with LaMalfa and McClintock.

  5. Joe Koyote says:

    “It is job of the party to do everything it can to keep Democrats from winning office, number one. Number two is to fulfill the will of the people who determine our nominees,” said Sean Spicer, a top official at the RNC. (huffpost)

    This about tells the tale, winning by any means necessary comes first… doing what their constituents (read that as donors) want, second….the good of the country, not mentioned. That about sums up the Republican party.

  6. Joe Koyote says:

    “If she’s in office, I hope we can start a coup. She should be in prison or shot. That’s how I feel about it,” Dan Bowman, a Trump supporter, told The Boston Globe last week. “We’re going to have a revolution and take them out of office if that’s what it takes. There’s going to be a lot of bloodshed. But that’s what it’s going to take. . . . I would do whatever I can for my country.”

    The downside to doing everything it can to keep Democrats from winning,

    • Annie Fox says:

      So this Dan Bowman is supporting mass murder against those who don’t vote his way? Why does this remind me of Charles Manson?

  7. Joe Koyote says:

    Hallucinations: hearing or seeing imaginary things
    Delusions: wildly false beliefs
    Paranoia: the fear that others are plotting against you

    Quiz: Are these symptoms of schizophrenia or conservatism?

  8. stevefrisch says:

    Speaking of the Hey You Get Off My Lawn crew:

    “That huge fractions of our young, specifically the voting Millennials, are abysmally ignorant should not come as news to RR readers. But how dumb they really are and what that portends for our nation is simply breathtaking. The well-respected polling organization YouGov published a recent poll on the knowledge and attitudes of our young people that included the 16+ year olds with Millennials (born from about 1980 to 2000). The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation published a report on attitudes toward socialism held by younger Americans who appear ready to vote themselves into an autocracy. Some of the beliefs they hold are –

    45% of 16-20 year olds would vote for a “Socialist”; 21% for a “Communist”
    One-third of Millennials Believe George W. Bush Killed More People Than Stalin
    Vast Majority Unaware of Communism’s Death Toll
    More Millennials Prefer Words of Karl Marx Over the Bible
    Bernie Sanders’ Philosophy Wins More Support Than Milton Friedman’s”

    Yep, that’s our Georgie…Rebane that is..Simi Valley ….C list movie stars…

  9. jeffpelline says:

    I read that too. What do their grandchildren think?

    • Chip Wilder says:

      Anti- Intellectualism- that’s what these Rabaniacs teach their own kids. Dumb down doesn’t begin to describe it.
      Climate Change- Huh?
      Fracking – Good
      Tax the rich – Bad
      Arming the people on the “no fly list” – good
      Sun revolve around Earth- Yep
      Sound like the voters for a certain candidate?

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