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It's Time To Go, Jerry McNUMMI !

Original post made by Sue, Amberwood/Wood Meadows, on Jul 24, 2010

Mr. McNUMMI, we will remember you at the ballot box in November. You diddled while NUMMI closed. >>> Web Link

Your pathetic efforts of saving this company and saving thousands of jobs were too little and too late. Further, you knew this was coming well in advance.

You are simply too busy getting your picture taken with Vets for PW propaganda articles.

Bet you're happy now that so many from the NUMMI closure are now government dependence checks. As your "real boss" Nancy Pelosi said the other day, "unemployment stimulates the economy" (!!! ???). It is now very apparent that Pelosi's statement is your mission for the East Bay...to "stimulate" the economy here by placing more on unemployment!!!

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Posted by Byner
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 24, 2010 at 10:57 am

Sue,

I love how you provide a link to the blog of JimF aka Jimf01, as if that right-wing troll is a reliable source for information. McNerney has done more for veterans in this district than David "Carpetbagger" Harmer could ever dream of doing. Harmer is nothing but a career politician who takes his traveling road show to one district after another. He is like the snake oil salesman from the old west who is looking for the next town to pull off his sham.


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Posted by can't believe
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Byner. if McNerry is not selling "snake oil" then what is he selling? He has been calling my house, ridiculous number of times during the day, evening, these past few weeks trying to get me to buy something?


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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Jul 24, 2010 at 7:06 pm

jimf01 is a registered user.

Did someone say my name?

Byner, instead of a personal attack on me, how about trying to refute one thing I wrote? I will give you a bigger target, trying refuting one fact about Jerry McNerney in any of the articles from CBS 5 or WSJ that I linked.

I post factual information that is Jerry McNerney's record of failure in the past 4 years. Those who support McNUMMI (I like that!) post false smears about David Harmer, because touting Jerry McNerney's voting record is a losing strategy.


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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm

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Jim01, "Did someone say my name?" Okay, got admit that it was funny. But, you are right, it was a personal attack. But! You are my favorite "right-wing troll."

In spite of what some say that Representative McNerney is in step with Pelsosi, he has expressed differences of opinion. I find it refreshing that he is more independent than some conservatives say about him.

Finally, I think it myopic to state that he is any different than a Republican Representative in his position. After all, Jim, don't they now call it the "Grand Obstructionist Party?"


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Posted by Sue
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2010 at 6:15 am

DublinMike...
Damn right we are the "Obstructionist Party" in opposition to Obama, his Czars and Admin like McNerney. We are "OBSTRUCTING" the rapid onslaught of socialism / marxism and their very close ally of communism. I'll wear that banner proudly any day.

Democrats are the party ENABLING this socialist / marxist takeover.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

If Harmer wants to be taken seriously, a good first step would be to give back the severance pay that he never should have gotten in the first place if his former employer had been allowed to fail, rather than being bailed out by the government. Government bailouts of failed companies fly in the face of capitalistic principles. They socialize risk while privatizing profits. If Harmer wants to be seen as a friend of free markets, rather than a corporate socialist, he should start by paying the money back.

Jimf01, are you in favor of the bailouts spearheaded by Henry Paulson and passed by congress in October of 2008? If so please explain yourself.


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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Jul 25, 2010 at 2:36 pm

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Sue got it right in that the GOP in this session of Congress is obstructionist by necessity, I can point out many statements by the GOP stating where they are being excluded from the process by the majority. I know, elections have consequences.

I am not going as far as Sue and say we are seeing an onslaught of marxism, I am not in that camp. But rapid expansion of the size of government, entitlement programs and deficits which put us in deep debt to China, while government has failed in some basic oversight and conduct of war is jeopardizing the greatness of this country.

Which brings me to Pat's comment. An alteration of the facts is implied in the strawman you attempt to set up: Harmer worked in the credit card division of WaMu and had no part in the mortgage meltdown or Chase takeover, the fact is that Chase has paid back the TARP money
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and perhaps didn't even need it in the first place, but that is in dispute.
Why did it occur? One part of the responsibility lies with the government. Failed oversight of fannie and freddie, failed regulatory oversight of these same banks investment practices, credit default swaps, etc.

None of this is the fault of a lawyer who works in the credit card department of a bank.

Can anyone point to someone who refused a bonus or severance check, for any reason? It's plainly stupid to try and smear Harmer with this, but McNerney's minions have nothing else. The reason is twofold, firstly Jerry McNerney has no record to run on, second and more importantly David Harmer is an honorable man who will serve CD-11 and his country, and live up to the oath of office he will take at the start of the next Congress:

I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

From the NUMMI closure to his votes for health care, his criticism of the military in Iraq (while Bush was in office, that stopped when Obama got elected), and his support for the hard-left progressives anti-American agenda, McNerney has failed his oath and the people of CD-11.


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Posted by Sue
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Jim01,
Good post.

In addition to your list, McNerney is squarely against the 1st Amendment (Freedom of Speech) in that he defeated an attempt to permanently shelve the "(un)Fairness Doctrine" which would have eliminated alternative media. (For those who do not remember, if it had not been for alternative media, we would not likely have learned about Obama's connection to domestic terrorist Bill Ayres, Rev. Wright, and ACORN among other sobering finds.

He is also in favor of Cap and Trade, Card Check, and I am sure other bills that would be very very damaging to America.

McNerney campaigns as a "moderate" however his voting record ranges from 95% to 98% consistent with Nancy Pelosi. He is NO MODERATE. He is as far left as they come.

To help save America, in November send McNerney a one-way ticket to the socialist country of his choice.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2010 at 5:20 pm

"Harmer worked in the credit card division of WaMu and had no part in the mortgage meltdown"

That is irrelevant. The company was bankrupt and could not have paid his severance if it had been allowed to fail. A lawyer working for Pets.com may have had nothing to do with the its bankruptcy, but the worker would still be without severance. Harmer did nothing wrong when he accepted his severance package. It was perfectly legal. What he could do now to show that he really believes in free market capitalism is to pay the money back. It would be a good first step.

George Bush turned his back on capitalism when he pushed the bailouts through congress. It was corporate socialism. It socialized risk while privatizing profit. If the republicans want independent voters back, they need to stand for something.

" the fact is that Chase has paid back the TARP money"

Then, they should never have taken it in the first place. There is such a thing as principle. When independent voters hear a candidate claim that he is for free markets, and then see that very same person as president bail out failed companies, there is a serious loss of credibility. When that president's Treasury Secretary is a former CEO of one of the bailed out companies, then a conflict of interest is obvious. Republicans claim Democrats are socialists, then they practice corporate socialism for the wealthy themselves.

So the question is, does Harmer believe in free market capitalism, or is he a corporate socialist like Bush/McCain/Palin?

Jim,

I don't understand what you are saying. Are you in favor of government bailouts of failed companies? Is Harmer?


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Posted by Love it...
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2010 at 7:39 pm

"So the question is, does Harmer believe in free market capitalism, or is he a corporate socialist like Bush/McCain/Palin?
Jim,
I don't understand what you are saying. Are you in favor of government bailouts of failed companies? Is Harmer?"

Gotta love it... man, oh man. When the conservative Republicans attack the Democrats, in the physical form of our representative Jerry McNerney for NOT pushing for special interests and calling in ALL favors to save NUMMI... when *at the same time* they are trashing the Democrats for bailouts... which, in fact, the Republican administration under Bush initiated...

Crazy times.



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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm

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jim01 is right in that Harmer worked in the credit card division and did not have anything to do with the TARP which, BTW, was instituted by the Bush Administration. But, when you state "McNerney's minions" we entered into that arena of bashing. And, I do not think it appropriate to go down that pathway, seeing how many conservatives and Republicans have fallen off the wagon.

And Sue, if Representative McNerney is a socialist, then I wear the cat's pajamas... not. Ever met the guy? I doubt it. If you have, then you were in the back of a safe crowd yelling some invective curses. Oh, now there you go, you got me all wound up making me blurt out vituperative utterances.

God bless our mess and glad to be an American.


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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Jul 26, 2010 at 10:30 am

"Harmer ... had no part in the mortgage meltdown"
That is irrelevant. The company was bankrupt...

That is not irrelevant. If David Harmer had worked in the mortgage division, this story would be different.
JP Morgan Chase says they were not bankrupt, others say they were and needed the TARP money. Still others say that if giant banks were to fail, then the creditors in such a bankruptcy were foreign countries, so the bailouts were just a money laundering scheme on a vast scale. Were we bailing out banks, rescuing the world economy, or paying off China? Suffice to say there is a lot of controversy.

I will let the Harmer campaign speak for themselves on bailouts
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I will say this for myself on bailouts. They need to be examined on a case-by-case basis. Obviously, automotive cos, etc have global competitors who benefit from protectionist and industrial policies of foreign governments. Therefore, backing of the full faith and credit of the US Government could be a necessary thing in extraordinary circumstances.

Banks are a unique case as a ginormous bank failure has an impact on the world economy, potentially.

Should Bush have bailed out the banks? I think too much of this is still happening and still shrouded in mystery to even attain proper hindsight on this.


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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Jul 26, 2010 at 10:33 am

Mike - Question is to you, have you ever met the guy? I have, and I have tried repeatedly to ask him questions. He doesn't want to answer, so he has telephone town halls with screened callers, and shows up unscheduled and unannounced at public events.
Jerry McNerney cannot face the public and answer questions.


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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 26, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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jim01, I have spoken to Representaive McNerney face-to-face, twice. We disagreed on two positions. At least he was being honest. I rather have someone who's honest.

Separately, voting along political lines is as old as Adams and Jefferson, so who can fault him to follow the philosophy of Adams and Jefferson?




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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Jul 27, 2010 at 9:03 am

dmike - If you will agree that McNerney's resemblance to Adams and Jefferson as a statesman starts and ends with that, then I will have no argument with you


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