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Rep Jerry McNerney: Pelosi puppet

Original post made by jimf01, another community, on Aug 3, 2010

Stimulus: yes health care: yes budget: yes Cap & Trade: yes

Nancy says jump, Jerry says how high?

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End this puppet show in just three months, November 2, 2010

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Posted by Sara
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Great post, Jim!
Americans could have saved a ton by just buying a 50-cent rubber stamp instead of paying big bucks for this spineless wimp who is afraid of "real live" townhalls.

In addition to the issues mentioned in your link, McNerney is squarely OPPOSED to the 1st Amendment...Freedom of he has consistently voted to abolish opposition media such as talk radio.

Remember, without opposition media America would never have known about Obama's relationships with domestic terrorist Bill Ayres, Rev. Wright, ACORN, the New Black Panther party voter intimidation, and other important issues.

Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Let’s just take a look at who Mr. Harmer will be jumping for if he is elected to Congress.

As touted on both Mr. Harmer’s website as well as the Pleasanton Tea Party website, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) will be holding fundraisers in Stockton and Pleasanton for Mr. Harmer. Now there’s an appropriate mentor for Mr. Harmer!

In 2006, Rep. Sessions made the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) list for the 20 most corrupt members of Congress due to his ties with Jack Abramoff (he solicited AG Ashcroft to close an Indian casino that was in competition with one of Abramoff’s clients and received $20,500 for his efforts) and his involvement in awarding a multi-million dollar contract to a SF-based “defense technology” company, Promia, Inc. Promia employed Rep. Sessions' ex-communications director Adrian Plesha. Plesha, who had plead guilty to felony charges of violating the Federal Election Campaign Act and lying to the FEC was also lobbyist for Promia. For his efforts with Promia, Rep. Sessions received more than $52,000 in contributions. Web Link

In 2008, even though he says that earmarks have become “a symbol of a broken Washington to the American people”, Rep. Sessions sponsored a $1.6 million earmark for dirigible research to Jim G. Ferguson & Associates, a Chicago-based company. This company not only had no experience in dirigibles, they had no experience in “defense or aviation industries, nor any engineering or research expertise.” What, or who, they did have was good old Adrian Plesha to lobby for them with Rep. Sessions. Too bad he only got $5,000 for that one. Web Link

In 2009, it was discovered that Rep. Sessions had taken multiple luxury Caribbean trips with Ponzi scam artist Alan Stanford. He also received $44,375 from Stanford and his staff as campaign “donations”. Both the trips and the donations were funded from money that was “stolen from Stanford's clients while he carried out what prosecutors now say was one of the nation's largest Ponzi schemes.” Web Link

And, in 2010, it turns out that Rep. Sessions has received around $30,000 from Samuel and Charles Wyly who were recently charged with creating phony overseas accounts to illegally trade $750 million dollars in stocks. Web Link Web Link

Well, Mr. Harmer should have no problem turning a blind eye to the ethics of his supporters and their campaign financing! We know from his time as Campaign Manager, Finance Director and Washington Chief of Staff for disgraced Utah Republican Congressional member Mrs. Enid Greene Waldholtz that if he thinks it will do his political career some good, he can turn a blind eye to just about anything - as long as he's getting some benefit from the deal.

To paraphrase you “jimf01”, if Mr. Harmer is elected, all Rep. Sessions will have to say is “jump” and Mr. Harmer, having been taught by the best, will undoubtedly say “how much will you give me?” Nope! CD11 *cannot* afford the kind of political influence of Rep. Sessions brings to the table, or the kind of ethics Mr. Harmer and his NRCC mentor, Rep. Sessions, have demonstrated.

I’ll be voting for Rep McNerney, a Congressman who has proven from his short time in Congress that he is willing to work hard on those issues that mean something to our military, veterans, the environment and CD11.

Posted by Sara
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 3, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I am very curious. At what point would you say that the Federal government would be overstepping their boundaries with the American people? Where are the limits in your opinion?

Posted by mark
a resident of another community
on Aug 4, 2010 at 6:17 am

How can anyone claim that McNerney is a friend to veterans? In order to beat Pombo he promised to get us out of Iraq and Afganistan but lied to all of us as he voted with Bush to fund the illegal wars every time it came to a vote. McNerney is a traitor and a chicken hawk. He also supported the illegal wire taps for the Bush cabal. They passed a law that let AT&T and others off the hook for their part in the illegal wiretaps even though at the time they did it it was illegal. Totally corrupt and criminal. There is no doubt, Traitor with a capital T!

Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 4, 2010 at 9:08 am

SteveP is a registered user.

Rae, if what you claim is true, Sessions should stake out a spot next to Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangle. At least, then, they could not claim that only blacks are being singled out for their rampant corruption. (although their was also William Jefferson who had $90K in his freezer and Jesse Jackson, Jr. who is also a crook).
Your attempt at deflection does nothing to exhonerate your buddy Jerry.

Posted by Conner
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 4, 2010 at 1:05 pm

jimf01, Sara, SteveP,

Glad you found the time to post on the Pleasanton Weekly. I thought you guys would be too busy hanging out with your racist Tea Party friends shown here:

Web Link

Don't let the white hoods get too tight!!!

Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm

SteveP: As with Rep. Sessions, CREW has, at various times, placed Reps. Waters, Rangel, Jefferson and Jackson on the “Most Corrupt Members of Congress” list(s). Unfortunately, corruption and ethics violations are not uncommon among our Congressional representatives.

“Where Are They Now?: [Congressional] Members Included In CREW's Prior Most Corrupt Reports” (2005-2008) Web Linkfiles/BD%20Alumni%20List_1.pdf">Web Link

For 2009-10: “The 15 most Corrupt Members of Congress” Web Link

Congressional members currently “Under Investigation” by the DOJ, House Ethics committee, the Senate Ethics committee and the Office of Congressional Ethics: Web Link

Notice that of the 26 House members under investigation, 7 of them (27%) are from California. Mr. Harmer has already shown during his time as Campaign Manager, Finance Director and Washington Chief of Staff for disgraced Republican Utah Rep. Greene Waldholtz that he’s willing to work around campaign finance “irregularities”, as well as accept jobs he believes will benefit him politically – even if that job is for a politician he believes is involved in financial wrongdoing.

Deflection? Really? You think Mr. Harmer should get a free pass on having his ethics scrutinized? That we shouldn’t consider how he handled a questionable ethics situation in the past? With Mr. Harmer, all we have are his past actions to go by, and CD11 cannot afford another corruptible politician like Richard Pombo!

I’ll be voting for Rep. McNerney, who, unlike Mr. Harmer, has done nothing to require my, or anyone else’s, “exoneration”!

Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Mark asked: “How can anyone claim that McNerney is a friend to veterans?”

Tell me which Republican representative from our state has put as much effort into fulfilling their campaign priorities as Rep McNerney has. Once elected in 2007 he put his campaign priorities into action as he sought and was assigned to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs as well as the Subcommittee on Health and the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, and the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. If an important bill timed out in the 110th Congress, Rep McNerney didn’t give up - he reintroduced it in the 111th - like his veteran’s bill on catastrophic brain injury which he introduced as HR2201 in 110, reintroduced as HR1456 in 111 and was incorporated in the Senate bill S.1963 which became law earlier this year.

Rep McNerney currently has another soldier’s bill in Committee, HR4440 which timed out as HR6686 in the 110th. This bill would “amend title 37, United States Code, to increase the maximum monthly rate for the military special pay known as hostile fire pay, imminent danger pay, or hazardous duty pay, to increase the maximum monthly rate for the family separation allowance paid to deployed members of the Armed Forces, and to increase other special and incentive pays to recognize the service of members of the Armed Forces and encourage recruitment and retention.” Considering we’re at war on two fronts, this seems like a bill that both Republicans and Democrats would get behind. Why is it then, that there is no, let me repeat that, *no* co-sponsorship from any Republican representative in this country? Where’s that support for our military who are putting their lives on the line under fire, many of whom are coming home with catastrophic injuries? Well, it’s certainly not on the Republican side of the House.

As for Mr. Harmer, he does say on his website that the men and women in uniform “deserve our wholehearted and united respect and support -- as do the veterans who have served before them,” however, he makes no statement about how he would plan to support them if he is elected. In addition, Mr. Harmer also doesn’t address Iraq or Afghanistan specifically, but says that “Rather than waiting for terrorists to strike us, I favor eradicating terrorism at its source.” Hmmm, think he’s advocating another preemptive war? Web Link

Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Sara asked: “At what point would you say that the Federal government would be overstepping their boundaries with the American people?”

Here’s a big one that has cost thousands of lives and helped destroy our economy: How about when Pres Bush and his Administration lied to get America into the pre-emptive war in Iraq that was really all about oil? Iraq sure wasn’t about al Qaeda since they were hiding out in Afghanistan – our other war that was put on the back burner for so long that we have no hope of ever finding bin Laden, let alone “winning”. How about the way that the current Administration was left holding the “nation-building” bag in Iraq and a war we can’t win in Afghanistan?

Frankly, I think the current Administration and Congress have not gone far enough – whether it’s protecting Americans from the greed big corporations all the way to protecting the environment. Too much effort has been spent in trying to compromise with Republicans who are more interested in grandstanding for their base rather than actually solving the problems facing the middle class, the working poor or small business owners.

That said, I'm going to feel real stepped on if the Republicans are successful in implementing Rep Ryan's (R-WI) budget plan that would, according to The Tax Policy Center, a non-partisan think tank, give massive tax cuts to the wealthy, raise taxes on 90% of the country, and still leave us with a "ballooning, unsustainable deficit." Web Link

Posted by mark
a resident of another community
on Aug 4, 2010 at 4:45 pm

It's like this, Rae, they're all crooks. Nothing more than bought and paid for puppets. The banksters own them. When will you figure it out?

Posted by dublnmike
a resident of Dublin
on Aug 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Well, jim01, gotta admit that you are an authority on puppets.

Posted by mark
a resident of another community
on Aug 9, 2010 at 12:47 am

Let you tell it Chickenhawk Traitor Puppet dublinmike! While your at it, tell us the story about the Oklahoma City False Flag Bombing that you try and conceal for your puppetmasters.

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