Is McNerney Dodging His Constituents?
Original post made
by Ptown Paul, Kottinger Ranch,
on Aug 4, 2009
Is Congressman McNerney dodging his constitituents while he is home during the Congressional recess? Calls to his office and the District Events page on his website show that he has no Town Hall Meetings scheduled during the recess. Given the number of things that the Congress is trying to ram through with minimal discussion, without a doubt the Congressman knows his constituents want to get some questions answered and to give some feedback. There were multiple reports that Speaker Pelosi instructed Democrats in the House to cancel any town hall meetings to avoid videos of angry voters. Please call the Congressman's Pleasanton office (925-737-0727) NOW and request that he immediately hold town hall meetings, in sufficiently large venues to hold those wanting to attend and be heard (i.e. not very small rooms conveniently filled with ardent supporters). Your feedback on whether you get the runaround would be of interest to all.
Posted by Alison
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2009 at 5:27 pm
I could talk to you all day! Wow, reading your posts is like reading the thoughts I have, but haven't written yet! I might be complimenting myself too much...
I'm on board with your Congress ducking the Obamacare comment. But there is more hypocrisy than just that these days...
My favorite "liberal hypocrisy" theory is what I fondly refer to as the "Yes, but..." Hypocrisy movement of liberals. I'm referencing the comments made about any mistake a liberal has made and their justifying it by anyone else's mistakes - particularly that of the opposition. For example, Us:"Obama has us 4 TRILLION in debt", Them:"Well Bush did it, too." What? It was either wrong or it was right.
Um, okay, what do you do with that logic or more accurately, that "reasoning" devoid of logic? I mean if they thought it was wrong when Bush did it, then how can they stomach going from 1.3TRILLION to 4 TRILLION? Hello, Anna Nicole just called and she wants her brain back.
My next personal favorite is when they comment that Bush came into office with a surplus - then discounting the cost of the war by saying we shouldn't have been there. The illogical hole they dig get's bigger and blacker by the second.
Liberals don't live by principles. They live by emotion flitting from one guilt-trip to another, forcing their most recent enlightenment onto the rest of us via laws and demand respect if they went to college or are in a union.
Case in point in this forum alone, my new fan Sharron stated, "you are insulting a lot of educated adults that are productive members of the community with your words." (she forgot to use, "Young Lady!").
So following her line of reasoning, I need to step aside and keep quiet because she and/or others are "educated"? So in her line of counsel, IF I have the higher educational degree between she and I then do I then get to have my say now? Do only educated people get to contribute to the conversation? I actually have a Master's Degree and I'm the first in my family to attend college, too. I would NEVER think like that. WOW.
The double standard, hypocritical, fuzzy math, fuzzy logic, dizzying arguments on the left are so over exposed it is pathetic. All they have left is, "Na, na, na, na, na...we have the White House and we're winning!". They remind me of the cheerleader who is gloating on the field and then gets pummled by the opposing team. Pure spectacle.
If you don't mind, I also would like to add to your new list of questions for liberals...
I'd like to know ONE government program that's intended to care/serve the majority of citizens in the U.S. where more than 50% of us will access it daily, that is proven to be working efficiently and isn't close to going broke. Name one. Just one.
Sorry, mine is a trick question for liberals, because there aren't any. I know - not a fair fight. But they are "certain" that they can get this healthcare "right" because it is so "Like, Totally" important. What, then, are they saying about the other programs that aren't working - they aren't important enough to get right? Yeah, no one was counting on that Social Security, right?
It really is so simple that it is mind boggling that liberals can't understand it. What Obama and his closest friends want to do to the people of the US is what is also known as incrementalism. It is the same principle behind boiling a frog on the stove. If you throw a frog in boiling water, it will immediately jump out. However, if you follow the principle of incrementalism, then you place a frog in cool water in a pot on the stove and then you slowly increase the heat - eventually you can kill the frog and he never even tried to jump out.
The same principle is in play here with Obama and his socialism agenda. In this example, we're the frog, government programs is the water in the pot, Obama and his crew are the Cooks, and socialism is the resultant pot of boiling water. He knows the majority of Americans would never stand for a single payer system right now, heck, Congress won't even do it as you so aptly pointed out. But rather than trying to make a big "change" all at once, he instead is going to make many small changes over time that lead to the end result he and his lunatic friends desire: Drumroll... Ta-da!! Socialism! Incrementalism is an effective tool in an environment where people are resistant to "change": Otherwise known as Conservatives.
Yes, we know when we smell a rat and this one is bigger than the sewer rats in New York City under China town.
This is where the "right-wing nut jobs, mobs, hate mongers, religious freaks, and racists", comes in. We've exposed their facts. They retaliate with character attacks - because that is all they have left. Blame one of us, they devise, and you blame all. Pick out the Republican who has violated their own code of conduct and you can paint the rest of them with the same brush, or so they think. The problem is that they have just as many, no, more people with "issues" shall we say on their side. The difference? We actually hold ourselves to standards. The liberals don't fall as far or as hard because they never held themselves up to any virtues. At least we aspire...
Keep fighting the good fight, Emily! We are on the right side!