Skip to comments.CA: Tom McClintock Ballot Recommendations (June 8, 2010 primary election)
Posted on 05/14/2010 4:43:29 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
On the Propositions:
Prop. 13. Seismic Retrofits. YES: Earthquake proofing your house shouldnt trigger a tax increase until youre ready to sell. Any questions?
Prop. 14. Distorted Primary. NO: This was the result of the corrupt deal for the tax increase engineered by Abel Maldonado that included this measure to by-pass party primaries in a manner Maldonado believed would enhance his future election prospects. Instead of voters of each party putting their best candidate forward, this jerry-rigged system is designed to disguise the difference between the parties and force those pesky third parties off the general election ballot entirely.
Prop. 15. Taxpayer Funded Elections. NO: The real purpose of this measure is to allow the legislature to tap taxpayers to finance political campaigns. Jefferson said it best: To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Prop. 16. Utility Elections. YES: Cash-guzzling city governments have been taking over the territory of utilities through eminent domain and PG&E wants to put it to a vote. This measure gives you the choice upon whose mercy your future electricity bills will depend: the monopoly of city hall or the monopoly of your utility. Heres a better idea: restore the freedom of individual consumers to choose among competing providers who actually have to earn their business. Alas, that part was left out by the suits at PG&E.
Prop. 17. Insurance Rates. YES: A simple question: should drivers be able to take their continuous coverage discount with them when they change insurance companies? A simpler question: why are our laws such a micro managing mess that we have to vote on something as self-evident as this in the first place?
On the statewide races:
For Governor, Steve Poizner: Steve had the courage to support Arizonas decision to enforce our immigration laws when Meg Whitman cut and ran. He opposes the bank bailouts, rampant borrowing and environmental extremism that Meg Whitman embraces. And unlike Whitman, Steve Poizner was never a huge fan of radical leftist Van Jones. This time, lets have a governor from the Republican wing of the Republican Party.
For Lt. Governor, Sam Aanestad: Sam was my seatmate for many years in both the Assembly and the Senate. He never wavered from his devotion to Republican principles of limited government. Abel Maldonado broke his signed taxpayer pledge and bears responsibility not only for the biggest tax increase in Californias history, but also the budgets that ran California off the fiscal cliff. No single race on the ballot more clearly defines the difference between the Party of Reagan and the Party of Schwarzenegger.
For Attorney General, John Eastman: I worked with John Eastman at the Claremont Institute a public policy think tank devoted to restoring American founding principles to the public policy debate. John is a nationally renowned Constitutional advocate and scholar whose leadership is desperately needed in the Attorney Generals office. Imagine having an Attorney General who not only respects the Constitution but who understands and reveres it.
For Insurance Commissioner, Anybody But Villines. Mike Villines was another of the sell-out Republican votes on the massive tax increase that crushed what was left of our states economy last year, after signing a no-new-taxes pledge. Liars dont belong in government.
For U.S. Senate, Chuck DeVore: Chuck is a conservatives conservative who has always stood on principle, even when it has meant standing virtually alone. Ive never heard him give a speech without thinking I wish Id said that. I rank him up there with Sam Aanestad as one of the finest people Ive had the opportunity to serve with in the legislature. He would become an instant leader in the United States Senate.
I like Tom, but Poizner? Absolutely not. He should just run himself.
love, love, love Tom McClintock...
Tom doesn’t want to get gang-raped again by the Ah-nold and Pete Wilson RINO brigades.
-—”I like Tom, but Poizner? Absolutely not. He should just run himself.”-—
Great, now McClintock is a RINO.
Way to go, McClintock!! Go DeVore!!
No, he’s not a RINO. Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman are, though.
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Sadly, using their system, McClintock is indeed now a RINO.
For Attorney General of the United States
Sam Aanestad is our Senator. He is a real jerk. He supports removal of the 4 Klamath River dams, even though his constituents adamantly oppose it and many will be directly hurt by it. The local Republican Central Committee wrote a platform piece against dam removal that was supported by many North State Central Committees. Aanestad got up and shot it down at the state meeting.
He held a town hall meeting back in December where he lied about being told the Board of Supervisor’s stand on dams. (He threw them under the bus after they left to attend another meeting.) He spoke demeaningly and very rudely to constuituents and the Republican Central Committee reps at that meeting. Please do not vote for him. Do not give him any more power!
Sounds good to me.
Tom doesnt want to get gang-raped again by the Ah-nold and Pete Wilson RINO brigades.
Just stay out of OC and LA and SF counties and he should be OK. They talk a different brand of conservative there.
Sigh, indeed. You just don't get it, do you Titan?
It seems you think ANY criticism of a Republican official on this forum means the freeper is automatically calling them a "RINO". Not so. McClintock is a fine conservative. His endorsement of Poisoner is wrong. McClintock is human and is not perfect 100% of the time. The same is true of any other conservative politician. Ronald Reagan was the greatest President in my lifetime. But I certainly won't defend or support his endorsement of Richard Schweicker for VP in 1976. Sarah Palin is a solid conservative but has made some endorsements I don't like. And so on, and so on.
In fact, the only person on this forum who seems to bring up the word "RINO" on these threads is you. I think you're projecting. You seem desperate to "prove" that any ounce of criticism posted on FR is proof that we hate someone and we're out to "get" them and purify the GOP. Very thin-skinned. Only you seem to think a freeper is claiming so-and-so is a RINO scumbag if the poster offers anything less than gushing praise for everything that person does.
“I like Tom, but Poizner? Absolutely not. He should just run himself.”
Mebbe. But Poizner’s on the move.
“Whitman gets 39% today, Poizner 37%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released 18 days ago, Poizner is up 10 points; Whitman is down 10 points.”
There are ramifications of using the ‘If you endorse a RINO, you’re guilty by association’ rule.
“His endorsement of Poisoner is wrong.”
Who do you support, btw?
CA-Sen. 2010: Palin Defends Fiorina Endorsement at SBA List Breakfast (RINO Alert)
If I had a dollar for every time Sarah Palin has been called “not Conservative” or a “RINO” at Free Republic by the haters..........I'd be Mitt Romney.
-—”Only you seem to think a freeper is claiming so-and-so is a RINO scumbag if the poster offers anything less than gushing praise for everything that person does.”-—
Why do you even take the time to post such nonsense? You know the Sarah haters are blasting her on every freaking thread, sometimes to the point of dehumanizing her. Trying to pretend they aren't calling her a “RINO Scumbag” or worse is willful blindness, or dishonesty.
She has been called an “Enemy of the USA” by some at FR, a “whore,” a “ditz”, a “fraud,” “stupid,” “scum,” “less coherent than a trained monkey,” an “airhead,” a “RINO”
Heck, here's just a partial list:
“I was going to vote for Sarah Palin, but now she's lost ALL of her Conservative credentials by endorsing McCain.”
“I can't believe Sarah Palin is throwing Conservatives under the bus for John McCain! Now I'll never vote for her!”
“She can't WIN! She quit on Alaska, and that's all her opponents need to say!”
“She didn't outright say that she wants to deport every illegal alien in her first 100 days of office, so that means she supports total amnesty and open borders! What a RINO! Why she didn't even spit on John McCain right in the middle of a campaign speech when the topic of immigration was mentioned, so how could she be a REAL Conservative?”
“I was thrilled when John McCain picked her as his running mate, but now she's tarnished goods. That's just a fact.”
“I was open to supporting her, but this (insert latest bullcrap spin on latest bullcrap accusation of the day against Palin) is a deal-breaker for me!”
“Jim Demint for President in 2012! I don't care if he's completely ruled it out!”
I care about the USA, and Palin is now the enemy.stephenjohnbanker
“She IS a quitter. She IS a political lightening rod. She is damaged goods”-—PSYCHO-FREEP
“Whats the difference between John McCain and Sarah Palin? Lipstick”-—UCFRoadWarrior
“Palin IS all for Amnesty”-—PSYCHO-FREEP
“Palin is rapidly proving her incompetence as a Conservative. She is also a terrible speaker”-—PSYCHO-FREEP
“Now, I'm thinking she's not worth backing herself”-—A2J
“I think Palin’s fifteen minutes are up.”-—Uriel-2012
“Sounds like as airhead”-—indylindy
“Bye bye Sarah”-—unkus
“Palin is not the real problem around here. Her supporters on FR are. They are no different than the O admin”-—indylindy
“rabid Palin worshippers”-—indylindy
“Sarah, YOU stick around and listen. Maybe YOUll learn something.”-—DManA
“shes just another wannabe”-—dps.inspect
“i have very serious doubts about Palin”-—wyowolf
“I got off the Palin bus five or six stops back.”—noumenon
“I refuse to vote for her. Is she stupid, blackmailed, or bribed”-—little jeremiah
“Her quitting the Alaskan governourship under pressure shows that she doesnt have what it takes”-— Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
“A trained monkey could have had a more coherent answer”-—pissant
“She is nothing more than a double talking politician and because of it she will never be our nominee”-—tatown
“As near as I can tell she has a popularity addiction it seems and is NOT good POTUS material”-—cva66snipe
“She is no better than Myth Romney”-—Frantzie
“I will NOT support her for any elective office.”-—Mariner
“Palins toast now”-—pissant
“Ive lost my respect for Sara Palin”-—concernedforusa
“Her list of poor judgements (being generous) keeps growing.”-—School of Rational Thought
“Sarah Palin has a degree in journalism? Why oh why doesnt she get some decent help with writing and with speeches??”-—molybdenum
“Yes, she is not the conservative her supporters claim she is”-—UCFRoadWarrior
“(On Palin) the friend of my enemy is also my enemy.”-—stockpirate
“she isnt up to the Presidency.”-—MEGoody
Palin haters aren't offering “criticism,” they are trying to detroy her, on a personal level if needed. Do I need to bring-in some of the comments about her family and “what a bad mother she is?”
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