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Editorial: Vote to re-elect Bauer-Kahan, Glazer, Swalwell

Original post made on Oct 15, 2020

Legislative experience, actionable priorities and institutional knowledge are vital to address the challenges of 2021 and beyond. Vote to re-elect Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (Assembly), Steve Glazer (State Senate) and Eric Swalwell (Congress)

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5:00 PM

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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 15, 2020 at 9:02 pm

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"Like we wrote ahead of the primary in March, we hear the criticisms of certain readers lamenting Swalwell's rising profile in D.C. -- the notion that he's focused on his national image, TV appearances or party standing, rather than discernible accomplishments in and for the Tri-Valley. Or, maybe they're just projecting because they don't like his politics or vocal presence?"

Or maybe because he has accomplished little for the district and is not the "moderate" that he claims to be?


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Posted by Michael
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 15, 2020 at 9:08 pm

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Swalwells' legislative experience consists of renaming a post office in Dublin.

PW, what you wrote is fantasy fiction!


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 15, 2020 at 9:25 pm

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"Glazer's track record of bipartisan legislative successes on topics like assault weapons.."

Not a "success" at all. So called "assault weapons" are rarely used in crime and the criminals do not care about/will not comply with laws restricting legal purchases of firearms.

Like most members of his party, Glazer is out of touch with reality on this issue. Firearms (objects) "cause" violence, criminal misuse is conveniently rationalized (spun) as "gun violence", and legal, law abiding gun owners doing nothing wrong get repeatedly accused of "not doing enough" to stop it. Don't fall for the "gun safety" claims. This is yet another step on the path to criminalize private gun ownership in the state (with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation) by regulating it to the point of being meaningless.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 15, 2020 at 9:35 pm

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"Bauer-Kahan has impressed in the nearly 22 months since she was sworn into elected office for the first time, with a range of legislative accomplishments in the State Assembly including bipartisan bills on gun safety, climate change..."

Sounds like your definition of "range" is quite narrow.

Exactly what is so "impressive" about another Democrat claiming the state somehow does not have enough gun control measures and environmental regulations? Par for the course for the political left while ignoring Constitutional rights/compliance costs for businesses and residents.


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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 16, 2020 at 8:47 am

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A last ditch effort by the bias Left Pleasanton Weekly Editorial Board to insure that their uniformed Democrat readership vote Democrat. No shame here is there? The Board must actually believe there are ‘undecided’ voters out there in LaLa land. Hello, did anyone actually just wake up or come back from the moon?

I will keep this short, because I don’t want to play into the embarrassment of the suggestions offered here. Let’s just use Eric (Russia, Russia, Russia) Swalwell as the basis for my talking point. How the board can support, with a straight face, Eric Swalwell britches any sense of sanity. Seriously? A person who carried the water for Adam Schiff (in particular the Democrat Party) for 4 years with what has been debunked, destroyed, and defaced as a hoax, a coup, and probably, the biggest treasonous act of a President (Obama) in American history. A person who has hidden from his constituents and run from the questioning about his lies since the truth finally emerged. At this point, Revered Wright would get my vote if he was the only person running against Swalwell.

So Democrats, what you are saying is we Californians are left to your devices, ill management, and downright criminal decisions. This is the best you can offer, a has-been corrupt politician with characteristics on par with Harris.

Lastly, remember, Karla Brown was a Republican and switched parties in February. She is anti-Costco and receives funding support by anti-Costco voters. She is also supported by Matt Sullivan. You vote here in and say goodbye to your vote.

God help us all.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 17, 2020 at 9:36 am

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"A last ditch effort by the bias Left Pleasanton Weekly Editorial Board to insure that their uniformed Democrat readership vote Democrat. No shame here is there? "

Not much.

We are expected to be impressed by Bauer-Kahan's "range of legislative accomplishments" and to vote against her opponent. How difficult is it to get her bills passed when her party has supermajorities in the state legislature and the governor is also a Democrat? Only if you didn't tow the left wing party line on taxes, spending, illegal immigration, gun control, etc. Claims of "bipartisan" bills? It would not have made any difference if Republicans had voted "yes", "no", or didn't bother voting at all.

Whether you agreed with Catherine Baker or not, she didn't just support/vote the party line.


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Posted by Candyce Roberts
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Oct 18, 2020 at 3:43 pm

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PW's endorsement of Swalwell is incredibly disappointing but telling. Swalwell stood on TV and looked right into the camera and said he had "absolute proof" that Donald Trump should be impeached because he had proof that Trump was influenced by Russia. Now we know the truth. Swalwell lied. He backed the phony impeachment efforts wasting millions of American taxpayer dollars while delaying action against Covid. As a Democrat, he will be voting for the party platform of no borders, no deportation of criminal illegal aliens, free health care for illegal aliens, defunding police, abortion up to the point of birth and after for failed abortions, no bail, Supreme Court packing, censorship by Big Tech, taking away 1st and 2nd Amendment rights, letting China off the hook for human rights violations, stealing of intellectual property, building up of their Navy, intrusion into the China Sea, take over of Taiwan and Hong Kong...etc etc etc. So PW, I guess you like all those positions. You won't even stand up for America and the Constitution. Very very sad. We have an excellent alternative to Swalwell in Allison Hayden. I know who to vote for.


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Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Oct 18, 2020 at 5:38 pm

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The dems have a long history of siding with communism...FDR giving Eastern Europe over to Stalin, HST not helping stop Mao in China, and then his half hearted measures is Korea and Berlin. Ya, go ahead and vote dem.


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Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 19, 2020 at 12:10 pm

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How neat. PW once again sides with complete incompetents.

Stop sending me email asking for my subscription. Why would I give my money to people who endorse/vote against my interests?

Think it through.

Dan


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 19, 2020 at 10:22 pm

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@Candyce Roberts,

Candidates like Allison Hayden are part of why Republicans lose so badly in California. She promotes qanon and other crazy conspiracy theories and wants to be taken seriously. Go look at her twitter feed.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 20, 2020 at 4:44 am

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"Candidates like Allison Hayden are part of why Republicans lose so badly in California. She promotes qanon and other crazy conspiracy theories and wants to be taken seriously. Go look at her twitter feed."


Let me guess. It's perfectly "rational" and "sensible" for Swalwell to want to confiscate firearms from law abiding people who have nothing to do with violence - and then call it "violence prevention"? Nothing wrong with "free" health care for illegal immigrants? Rigging/packing the Supreme Court just because his party lost the last presidential election?


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 20, 2020 at 9:28 am

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@MichaelB,

I'll take all of that over qanon and the other crazy conspiracy theories Allison Hayden is pushing.

Katherine Baker was a sensible local Republican politician and I was sad to see her lose. Allison Hayden is a nut, and I will be happy to see her lose in a landslide (which she will).


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Posted by Sharon Souza
a resident of Heritage Valley
18 hours ago

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I got a post card from Republican candidate Jerry Penten with Swalwell's photo on it. Anyone that thinks spending money on a post card with Swalwell's mug on it has no clue about his constituents.

No on Swalwell
No on Pentin.


5 people like this
Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
17 hours ago

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Some of these commenters attempting to justify Swalwell as a continued choice have been in the basement too long with their magic cotton mask wrapped around their head. Sad. There isn't much you can say beyond that.


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Posted by Sharon Souza
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
16 hours ago

Sharon Souza is a registered user.

Jake - After I read you post I looked at Karla Brown's list of supporters at www.Vote4Karla.com and Matt Sullivan is NOT on it. If you want to be a trusted poster - keep to the facts. The rants and raves is filled with Fake News, and that is another website.


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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
52 minutes ago

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@ Sharon Souza

Back when Karla Brown was running for City Counsel in 2012, Matt Sullivan was a ‘Key Endorsement’ for her campaign. You think he doesn’t endorse her know?

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