We in California are very proud of the 2010 election results in California. We rejected the fear and miss-information being promoted by Cons, Tea Party, Rush, Beck and Fox. We understand it was Bush/GOP policies that gave us the great Bush Recession and it was Obama and the Democrats leadership that got us out of the recession and back to a growing economy. We know we would be doing better except for the GOPers that only know to vote NO and to vote to hurt us all. We correctly rejected the Tea Party and Con fear in Calif and elected leaders committed to getting our economy and jobs growing again. We did not let Whitman buy Sacramento. We are again have leaders in Sacramento that know how to get the job done and will be getting hard a work on day one. We again have reps in Washington D.C. that will work with Pres Obama and get our country back to work.
Posted by Maja7, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2010 at 8:52 am
I couldn't disagree more with the Election results here in the once beautiful and thriving state of California. I love how the liberals are still blaming Bush for the failed policies of our government. When do we start asking the difficult questions and making the grown-up decisions that need to be made to get our state economy moving in the right direction???
Posted by Resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2010 at 9:57 am
I disagree with the post. I voted for McNerney and Boxer, not because I think the dems and Obama are doing a good job, but because the GOP, yet again, got behind extreme right wing candidates. Fiorina said she would vote to undo Roe v. Wade if the opportunity came along and as for Harmer, just look at his website - he is anti-choice, was for prop 8.... so democrats: I voted for the lesser of two evils but that does not mean I agree with the job you are doing, and if the GOP ever decides to put a moderate candidate, rather than the extreme right that Rush would agree with, the GOP would definitely get my vote
Posted by Michael, a resident of Livermore, on Nov 8, 2010 at 10:41 am
You guys might be stretching it a bit with this Roe V Wade thing. I never remember it ever coming up for a vote because it is not in the legislature venue but rather the judical. Looks like you wasted your votes.
Posted by Resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm
It is a judicial thing but who appoints/confirms judges to the Supreme Court? Do you really think some of us voted for Obama because we liked him? NO! The thought of McCain/Palin having a say in the appointment of justices to the supreme court was too scary. The thought of having an all anti-choice republican Congress confirm/get in the way of the appointments is just as scary.
It is funny how republicans downplay the abortion and other social issues when it comes to moderates/independents making an issue about it. Yet to rally their base, they need to say they are pro-life, etc.
Not a wasted vote. Fiorina not winning is a GOOD thing!!!
We need fiscally conservative, socially moderate candidates. Can either of the parties offer one? Until that happens, voting for the lesser of the two evils is going to continue.
Posted by Michael, a resident of Livermore, on Nov 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm
So you vote ot validate your personal decisions.....hmmmmmmmm interesting and probably pretty convenient for you. If you haven't figured it out already the President is just a figure head and is only valuable as long as they can deliver. Obama is now political baggage and that is why you have not heard from Hillary and why in Washington right now they are trying to figure out how to have her run in 2012. The fact is we have to much government and they should not tell her what we can and cannot do. The only thing they should do is protect us from outside enemies and administer the laws of trade between states. Read the federalist papers and you will find it quite interesting what the rights of the federal government and what the rights of the states should be. California should have the right to become their own country if they choose to be different and with it comes the responsibilities of all facets of governing.
Posted by parent, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm
So how is J Brown and crew going to deal with this? This all has to be paid back you know and we have to pay interest to the Fed, many, many millions in Sept. Maybe supporting business would be a better plan? Do you really think the newly elected Congress is going to want to bailout a liberal, high spend, "don't worry about it, things will be OK without a plan" CA?
"California borrows $40 million a day for unemployment"
Posted by Kim, a resident of the Castlewood Heights neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm
Why didn't the unemployment figures come out BEFORE the election? Also, although California may have voted "blue" so many other states were in the "red". Maybe it is time for California to tax our produce to other states that envy it so much.
Posted by Arroyo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm
The Democrats have done such a great job in Sacramento these past decades, it's easy to understand why they would be reelected to continue to control the California Legislature. Yes, why would our Democrat voters want to send anybody to Sacramento that might actually change things. Wouldn't want to mess with success(?). Ugh!
Posted by Resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2010 at 9:14 pm
I do not like Obama or the job he is doing, but I believe it would have been much worse with McCain.
Republicans want less government: OK, fine, that means also that they need to leave abortion alone, and gay marriage alone - no government, right? They complain about what they call "obamacare" yet they rally their seniors with fears about democrats and the healthcare plan threatening medicare! (Medicare is "national healthcare" for older folks!!!). You can't have it both ways! (I am opposed to the national healthcare but find it interesting that republicans are against it but refuse to reform Medicare)
But seriously, it would not have done any good to elect a republican. Until the GOP can show they are fiscally conservative (Bush certainly acted very liberal fiscally speaking and too conservative socially, not a good thing imo), they really have no right to complain. What good was it to elect Arnold, a "republican" that acted quite democrat when it came to budget stuff?
Harmer complained about TARP yet he worked for a bank that received funds from it, and he himself got a bonus! Actions speak more than words. Of course, do the republicans complain when they are the recipients of government money? I don't think so, they only complain when others are. I met a senior who complained bitterly about "obamacare" yet he is on Medicare!
If I am going to overlook the social issues, I need to be sure that the republican will be a true fiscally conservative person, and neither Fiorina nor Harmer were.
I do agree that it was a mistake for Californians to elect Brown. I voted for Meg (lesser of two evils)
Posted by Common Sense, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 9, 2010 at 8:39 am
To Chet - California elected a previous failure, Jerry Brown. Meg Whitman failed at what? Did you forget what he did for Oakland? Geez, the state had to even come in and take the schools away from him because of his moonbeamness. You should be embarrassed at what you wrote. Need I say more?
Posted by steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Nov 9, 2010 at 10:16 am
So, let me get this straight on this voting for Dems as the lesser of 2 evils: Dems ahve been progressively making the state worse for over 40 years, but because they support post-conception birth control (killing babies) and deviant sex, they are the lesser of 2 evils. Really, Republicans are not that bad....
You guys have heard that they found the 'liberal' gene, right? That means a cure will be forthcoming...provided your nationalized healthcare will provide that benefit.
Posted by Poor 'Title' Chet, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 9, 2010 at 11:31 am
"California is proud of election 2010" So that is yout title for your message?
YOU may be proud as a peacock, but as a life long CA resident, I am NOT proud of the results for our state. And, I know I am not alone. Please don't speak for CA.
This state needs a good house cleaning - and by house, I mean our state-house.
Fiscal responsibility is needed...and continuing (year after year) to send the same members back to the state house or Federal house that got us into this mess - thinking you will get a different result is just plain insanity.
Posted by Resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 9, 2010 at 4:00 pm
"but because they support post-conception birth control (killing babies) and deviant sex, they are the lesser of 2 evils."
It is this kind of thinking that makes the republican party (the current one anyway) too extreme. It is the way the extreme people talk that makes them lose all credibility.
"provided your nationalized healthcare"
And what do you call Medicare? Do you hear the new house speaker to be (a republican) talking about reforming Medicare? NO! What do you think Medicare is? Medicare is a government-run, taxpayer subsidized national healthcare for the older folks. If you are against national healthcare, you should also be against Medicare.
Posted by fact check, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Nov 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm
"Posted by Cali, a resident of the Beratlis Place neighborhood, 4 hours ago
California is circling the drain and has been for some time because of liberal policies, so what do we do?"
Liberals in California have made the most profound progress in history in the medical world, the electronics industry, computers and and dot.com... In fact Creative Liberals invented the very computer that you are using as well as the software that runs it!
Get a clue! California is and always has been a Democratic and Creative Liberal State, so GO HOME or go hide in your inner circles of unhappy funk if you can't handle it!
Posted by Donna, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm
California was an even BETTER state under Gov REAGAN !!! we HAD some common sense then, now, with this crap we will be come the santuary STATE and allow more criminals to squat in this state.
Come on - BALANCE is a good thing - there are WAY to many Liberals and not enough physcally conservative, social liberals working for us.
I'm an independant - plan to stay that way but this is ridiculous ! TOO MANY people getting sweatheart pensions for the rest of the taxpayers to handle, it was okay during the .com days but now this poor state is going broke, the labor unions have priced THEMSELVES out of jobs but you blame it on CEO's - come on - LOOK at the big picture will you.