Aug 302010

I saw a slew of comments on a post by Eric Hogue.

Hogue took issue with Congressman Tom McClintock for lighting Roger Niello up at a Nevada County Lincoln Day Dinner.

One commenter – CA-05 Republican Nominee Paul Smith said he endorsed Roger Niello over Ted Gaines because Roger Niello would talk to him and Gaines would not return a phone call. He made the same criticism of Tom McClintock.

Another commenter said she was reticent to support Ted Gaines because of his vote to mandate helmets for snowboarders. Then she drew a comparison between that vote and Roger Niello’s vote for the largest tax increase in State History.

This is going to be a short, bizarre and intense race.

On some facebook walls – I have seen comments about McClintock endorsing Steve Poizner – somehow McClintock loses credibility when Roger Niello endorsed Meg Whitman.

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Pretty much everyone in the Tea Party is no fan of Whitman’s. But some recognized Tea Party commenters seemed to forget that Niello endorsed Whitman.

It seems that Mr. Hogue’s post was about a personality-driven issue and people got caught in a “Get McClintock” moment.

The fact is – Niello voted for the largest tax increase in state history.

Car Tax Doubled
Every Marginal Income Tax Rate Went Up
Dependent Tax Credit Slashed
Sales Tax went up .5% to the highest in the nation.
Few, if any reforms and few real spending cuts.

Somehow, Snowboard Helmets and a man with 6 kids taking taxable per-diem is supposed to counter-balance the above?

Let’s not forget – Niello has not and will not sign the “No new taxes pledge”.

With Abel Maldonado’s replacement – Sam Blakeslee refusing to sign the “No new taxes pledge” – we’d have no backstop for another massive tax increase.

All this and the focus was on McClintock calling Niello a RINO. Niello isn’t a RINO – he raised our taxes.

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  One Response to “CA SD-01 Update: Tom McClintock Bashed for Bashing Niello?”

  1. The Republicans are so funny, when the economy is good you say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. When most Americans (with Latin America roots) go to the polls this November we will remember that the GOP has gone on a nationwide rant in proposing and passing several anti-immigration legislation (that our US Courts continue to strike down) and have continue to blame the immigrant for the flat economy or worse. We will remember who stands with us and who stands against us, so trying to stop it now is somewhat funny, but go ahead, you will not change our minds. Plus the more radical of the GOP are now attacking our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, in a misguided attempt to garner some much needed votes, they really are fools, and leading the GOP towards obscurity because they are no longer a party of ideas, just of empty suits. Your hate made you do it, in November; you will reap what you have sown. I wonder what Abraham Lincoln would say about todays GOP, he unlike the current GOP was a man of ideas.

    Editor’s Note: What part of immigration law does this commenter not understand? We all support legal immigration – not walking across and living off the social welfare system or hiding in the shadows working for cash evading taxes…

    Democrats want illegal immigrants here so they can demogogue people who stand up for the law – giving them more voters.

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