McNerney to move to San Joaquin County, run for re-election in a newly-aligned 11th Congressional District Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Jul 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm
Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton), whose 11th Congressional District is being reconfigured out of Pleasanton to include more of San Joaquin and east Contra Costa counties, announced today that he will seek re-election next year to the 11th District office he holds.
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Posted by Yet Another Teacher, a member of the Hart Middle School community, on Jul 29, 2011 at 7:45 am
Thank goodness. Representative McNerney was so sensible and moderate and responsible and BORING. Let's hope our next rep can be a Michele Bachmann clone, a real Tea Party animal! Bring on the insanity!
Posted by Independent, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 29, 2011 at 8:11 am
You know there are reasonable positions between the extreme right Tea Party position you like to foment about and the extreme left socialistic position you espouse.
I do hope we can surface centrist candidates - ones that represent fiscal responsibility and a reasonable amount of social progressiveness - a position that encompasses many of the independents in the area.
Posted by Yet Another Indy, a resident of the Foothill Farms neighborhood, on Jul 29, 2011 at 9:06 am
Absolutely there are reasonable positions taken by the Tea Party. But I'm going to refrain from presenting a long list and let you think it through.... First, there is.... C'mon! Quick! Quick! Somebody think of one. Okay, don't think. Look up Joe Walsh and list some of his positions -- especially on child support.
Posted by RobinM, a member of the Foothill High School community, on Jul 29, 2011 at 9:53 am
Hey Steve, can you point out ANY Teabagger who actually practices these positions in congress or the senate?
The want to cut Social Security and Medicare (programs I have been paying into since I was 18) and refuse to increase taxes on the top 2% earners. This will actually create a "tax" on the middle class as more of our income will have to go towards medical and basic living expenses instead of stimulating the economy.
The reason the country is in the fiscal position we are is because of the former President and his croonies spending money like it was going out of style.
Posted by steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jul 29, 2011 at 10:26 am
robin-I'm not sure what a Teabagger is, but I bet you heard that derogatory label from Keith Olberman (is he employed yet?) or another leftist taking head.
To answer your question directly: Paul Ryan
I'm also not sure what a 'croonie' is, but the deficit has tripled since the messiah assumed office due to failed stimulus spending, out of control entitlment programs, take overs of private businesses, payouts to lending institutions, etc.
Honestly, your blame Bush mantra is very tiresome. Find another excuse. Or, better yet, get your messiah to get out troops of the the three foriegn wars he has refused to end, despite his campaign promises.
Posted by Ngo Loon, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 29, 2011 at 7:11 pm
Let me enjoy a couple hours with the thought "Clueless McNerney will no longer be my Congressman". Then the bubble will burst as I come to grips with the liklihood that my Congressman will be Pete Stark, the craziest loon in the House. If Stark retires, all the loons that live on the other side of the hills will vote another left-wing loon. The only question is will the new person be crazy like Nancy Pelosi, crazy like Barbara Lee, or crazy like Zoe Lofgren.
Posted by Tea Party P.S., a resident of the Foothill Farms neighborhood, on Jul 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm
In addition to cornering the morket on family values (e.g. Palin's family or Pete Walsh's 100+ grand unpaid child support payments) and interference in people's personal lives (e.g., wiretaps, internet surveillance, attack on right to abortion), we've also got anything that smacks of fascism dead center on our wall. We're coming to the resuce American!!!
Posted by Who Cares, a resident of the Del Prado neighborhood, on Jul 30, 2011 at 6:58 am
And good riddence to you Vanilla Jerry, thank you for nothing but more debt, higher taxes and fake concerns about veterans. Might be a little tougher for you to get elected out in the Central Valley, illegal immigrants can't vote (at least they are not suppossed to), the Govt Unions are not as strong and people have more sense than the socialists and commies who walk Tri-Valley.
Posted by Me Too, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Jul 30, 2011 at 7:20 am
Yeah, good bye white bread Jerry. The commies are even probably better at fixing elections in the Central Valley then they are hear. Good ribbons to ya. Good luck with those illegals out there. Some of them can even spell.
Posted by LOL!, a resident of the Castlewood neighborhood, on Jul 31, 2011 at 8:38 am
Stark for McNerney? That's classic! Is there any doubt why California is such a mess with Dem's like these two clowns running the circus while Pelosi remains their Ringmaster?? We have become a laughing stock, to bad it's not funny. At least not to the 20% or so Californian's who can't find a job, or can't find one that they can take care of their families with. I know...give us more Mr. Obama, more please...I'm on my knees with a tin cup, any scrap from your big Federal Government will do.
Posted by LOL, a resident of the Castlewood neighborhood, on Jul 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm
It will end when the Governement Sector Employees like Yet Another Teacher stop feeling sorry for themselves and stop thinking that they they are entitled sponge off the REAL tax payers and do something besides cry about their lots is life...Something like finally educate our children who continue to fall behind the rest of the world becasue ther are being taught by people to dumb, or too lazy to contribute. Too bad its the poorest "people of color" who are sucked into their pity and end up suffering the most, for their lact of ambition and charecter. Thank God for private school and rich "middle class white" people who are still paying MORE than their fair share of salaries that Yet Another Teacher could never make in the private sector, because in the private sector, you actually have accountability.
Posted by Pablo, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 31, 2011 at 9:45 pm
I am a hispanic and consider myself a tea party person for balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility so what do you think of that? I am not rich either but want the chance to become rich someday. I pity you.
Posted by Yet Another Teacher, a member of the Hart Middle School community, on Jul 31, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Pablo, you want my honest answer?
I think you're fooling nobody but yourself. The Tea Party is deeply racist; one of their unstated objections to Obama is that he's a black man. Where do you think all of this "show us Obama's birth certificate" nonsense comes from?
Rather than justice and wealth for all, you just want wealth for yourself. So you're selfish as well as wearing rose-colored glasses.
Posted by Educated, a member of the Foothill High School community, on Jul 31, 2011 at 11:02 pm
YAT, have you actually attended tea party events, or have you just watched MSNBC's coverage of them? The two experiences are not even remotely similar.
If you do happen to see racism at a tea party event, it is very likely from tea party crashers who just want to discredit the movement. There are usually far more minorities at tea party events than there were at, for example, the Wisconsin protests.
Posted by Wilma, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jul 31, 2011 at 11:07 pm
I'm a waitress at a private club where I serve rich white people. Some of them give me decent tips, and I feel sometimes because they let me serve them that I'm one of them. Because I don't have many skills, am poorly educated, and can't spell very well, I'll probably never be rich. But I can always dream. And while I serve the wealthy, kiss up to my bosses, and kick down at my work colleagues, I'm able to live the dream, however much of an illusion it might be, that I can be their equal some day. Tea Party Rocks, because the wealthy who I serve seem to like it. It takes working peoples' attention away from the disparity of wealth in this country, and how that increasing disparity will inevitably, to use Paul Krugman's term, culminate in us being a banana republic. But kowtowing waiters and waitresses to serve the rich and kiss up and kick down will even be needed then. And I can continue on with my illusion, no my delusion, or who knows, whatever the heck it is. And while I pursue this delusion, nuts to ya. I only care about myself, because somewhere along the line my parents and educators failed me, and I continue to fail myself and disappoint those around me.
Posted by Blossom, a resident of the Stoneridge Orchards neighborhood, on Aug 1, 2011 at 5:19 am
Yes, YAT, but aren't you forgetting that our nation's Founding Parents were all white? We need to get back to the basics. There's nothing racist about wanting to go back to the good old days. Didn't you catch the drift of Sarah Palen's Restoring America tour? C'mon YAT, assuming your not a member of a entitlement group, join the parade. The fives and drums are playing sweet patriotic music, and its not jazz or blues or salsa. Paul Revere and Betty Ross were white for gosh sakes!