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McClintock offers a history lesson
Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/22/10 | Rob Hotakainen

Posted on 12/22/2010 12:42:04 PM PST by SmithL

Republican Rep. Tom McClintock offered the House a history lesson today as he urged members to wrap up their business and get out of town.

"This lame duck session is rapidly descending into farce," McClintock, of Elk Grove, said in a speech on the House floor. "I believe this House is now in danger of becoming a caricature of everything the American people rejected in November: incompetence, arrogance, and a complete detachment from reality.

"Nearly two months ago, the American people said very clearly they don't want this Congress legislating for them any longer. And instead of graciously and humbly accepting the public's verdict, the Democratic leaders seem intent to thumb their noses at the American people."

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lameduck; mcclintock; rumpcongress

1 posted on 12/22/2010 12:42:11 PM PST by SmithL
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To: calcowgirl

fyi


2 posted on 12/22/2010 12:42:52 PM PST by SmithL (Schwarzenegger's legacy is his broken promise to blow up boxes in Sacramento!)
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McClintock’s right. The powers-that-be view the American people with contempt.


3 posted on 12/22/2010 1:34:50 PM PST by Milhous (Lev 19:18 Love your neighbor as yourself.)
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To: SmithL

Boy has that guy got them pegged.

This lame duck session has done more to destroy our country in two weeks than previous Congress’s have done in 20 years.


4 posted on 12/22/2010 2:30:35 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SmithL

DADT, where the sun won’t shine?


5 posted on 12/22/2010 2:38:47 PM PST by Oystir
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To: SmithL

Where’s the BUDGET??


6 posted on 12/22/2010 4:09:50 PM PST by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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To: SmithL; afnamvet; ALOHA RONNIE; ambrose; antceecee; atomic_dog; AVNevis; B4Ranch; b9; ...

PING!

McClintock ping list
(Freepmail me if you want on or off this list)


7 posted on 12/22/2010 5:22:26 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat’s dream. If you control carbon, you control life" —Lindzen)
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To: calcowgirl

Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous? New Year FRiend...


8 posted on 12/22/2010 5:29:18 PM PST by tubebender (We were born naked, wet and hungry, then things got worse)
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To: calcowgirl

Thanks. I guess it’s nice to know someone gets it.

Thirteen Republicans in the Senate sure didn’t. Heck, hardly any of the Republicans did.

I’m not going to say exactly what this lame duck Congress has done to the America people, but the words “cluster” and well... you know what else fits in there.

These men should be tared and feathered upon returning to their own districts.


9 posted on 12/22/2010 5:38:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: SmithL

McClintock: This is normally referred to as the ‘scorched earth ‘ policy.

Many of us saw this coming.


10 posted on 12/22/2010 5:51:46 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: calcowgirl

McClintock almost never misses the bulls eye. I know California needs him but I wish he were a Senator or Representative in Washington. I also hope a conservative POTUS will seek his fiscal and economic conservative advice.


11 posted on 12/22/2010 5:59:31 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: calcowgirl
Merry Christmas.

I saw that the basin got pounded again this afternoon. Rail fall rates in East LA and Compton at about 3 p.m. were over 4"/hr.

12 posted on 12/22/2010 6:01:44 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: calcowgirl
Tom is our shinning star! He not only gets it, he lives it!

Merry Christmas, CC! Stay dry!

13 posted on 12/22/2010 6:07:29 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Don't retreat...reload!)
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To: CAluvdubya

shining star...NOT shinning! LOL


14 posted on 12/22/2010 6:08:36 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Don't retreat...reload!)
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To: Jim 0216
McClintock almost never misses the bulls eye. I know California needs him but I wish he were a Senator or Representative in Washington.

He is a member of the House of Representatives in Washington. He was elected to represent California's 4th Congressional District in 2008.

15 posted on 12/22/2010 6:18:53 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!)
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To: tubebender
Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous? New Year FRiend...

And the same to you, fine sir!
Happy will do it -- it's hard to be happy and not (sufficiently) prosperous, lol.

16 posted on 12/22/2010 6:23:30 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat’s dream. If you control carbon, you control life" —Lindzen)
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To: DoughtyOne
These men should be tared and feathered upon returning to their own districts.

Works for me! Even if they wait until Dec 31.

17 posted on 12/22/2010 6:25:32 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat’s dream. If you control carbon, you control life" —Lindzen)
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To: Amerigomag

I drove through Carson this afternoon and got pounded. It was really strange in the whole south bay area — 10 minutes of sunny sky and white clouds and then wham! Pouring rain at the 4”/hour level. Streets were flooded, sewers overflowing, and clueless California drivers not knowing what the heck to do. I hadn’t seen it rain that hard since the big rainfall we had in 1994 or 1995. (To a Floridian, it was nuthin, lol)


18 posted on 12/22/2010 6:29:06 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat’s dream. If you control carbon, you control life" —Lindzen)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Oh.

Well then, he's right where he needs to be, except I wish he were a Senator

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

19 posted on 12/22/2010 6:29:35 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: CAluvdubya
Merry Christmas, CC!

Back at ya!

Stay dry!

LOL. Too late - I got soaked today (more than once)

20 posted on 12/22/2010 6:30:17 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat’s dream. If you control carbon, you control life" —Lindzen)
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To: calcowgirl

Agreed.


21 posted on 12/22/2010 6:33:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Venturer
Boy has that guy got them pegged.

Maybe it has something to do with working in a Slave Party dominated legislature for so long.

22 posted on 12/22/2010 8:54:36 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: DoughtyOne
These men should be tared and feathered upon returning to their own districts.

Are you saying that they are lightweights? ;-)

23 posted on 12/22/2010 8:55:52 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Jim 0216; calcowgirl; tubebender; ElkGroveDan
"I wish he were a Senator or Representative in Washington."

He is already!!! Infact he just got re-elected unless I'm mistaken. He is my Congressional Representative elected by Congressional District #4 which is the most conservative part of CA!!! Even Orange County cannot hold a candle to our conservative disposition!!!

24 posted on 12/22/2010 9:44:09 PM PST by SierraWasp (What's worse... shutting down government, or the private sector with uncertainty???)
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To: SmithL

I only know what I’ve read here on FR about McClintock. There is a post in the comments section that raised my eyebrows a bit, and I am curious as to how much of it is false.

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access_denied Today 07:54 PM

Let’s check McClintock’s history:

1) Career politician since age 26 (after college)

2) Only “private sector job” = the only 2 years he spent being out of any elected office... “working” as a consultant to a taxpayers advocacy group

3) Military experience = 0

4) While serving in the CA State Senate... “Tom the Terrific Taxpayers Tea-Party Tribunal Trumpeter” still used his Modesto (rental) address on Travel Expense Claims... after moving to nearby Elk Grove.

5) Traveled round-trip from D.C. to Sacramento to speak at Tea-Party rally... at taxpayer expense.

6) Still collects his full salary, per diem(s), and every personal entitlement available to such a “V.I.P.”

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These are serious charges, and if not true he should take action to refute and discredit the authors (or at least publishers) of such borderline libel. If he fails to do so, it will considerably alter my opinion of the man.


25 posted on 12/22/2010 10:03:06 PM PST by Don W (I keep some folks' numbers in my 'phone just so I know NOT to answer when they call...)
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To: calcowgirl

He certainly nails it. FWIW, I knew California was doomed when they rejected McClintock for governor in favor of an actor. I knew right then that the electorate was too uninformed to save this decaying state.


26 posted on 12/22/2010 10:43:28 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be fooked.)
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To: SmithL; Cowgirl; ExTexasRedhead; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; metmom

McClintock is so, so right.


27 posted on 12/22/2010 11:21:27 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: SmithL

bflr


28 posted on 12/22/2010 11:27:57 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: SmithL

I remember when McClintock was a conservative...


29 posted on 12/23/2010 12:25:25 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: calcowgirl

Thank you!


30 posted on 12/23/2010 1:27:46 AM PST by Seadog Bytes ("Smart Growth"... isn't.)
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To: SmithL

What Harry Reid did swapping the core of bills that had been through the process with initiatives that had not to ram the Dems agenda through was obscene. It showed a total disrespect for the American people and the idea of representative government. With the action of the Dems last Christmas and this Lame Duck session, they have earned their reputation as the party of arrogance and force.


31 posted on 12/23/2010 1:56:19 AM PST by marsh2
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To: calcowgirl

BTTT


32 posted on 12/23/2010 3:17:11 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: SierraWasp; Cowgirl
That's great. We need a hundred more McClintocks in Washington D.C.

I've moved recently from California where for years I've wanted McClintock to reach higher than the many state positions he's had for years. I thought he was running for Congress, but something in the article excerpt somehow made me think he was still in Sacramento.

So praise the Lord, Merry Christmas and a Prosperous (not Preposterous) New Year.

33 posted on 12/23/2010 5:14:14 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: SmithL
Tom is my congressman and tells it like it is. Rump Congress ROTFL!
34 posted on 12/23/2010 8:04:26 AM PST by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: Carry_Okie

Lightweight is probably going a bit too far... in the wrong direction. Some of them haven’t progressed to that stage yet.

;^)


35 posted on 12/23/2010 9:14:15 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Okay, okay, tarred... ;^) When the spelling gene was handed out, I was at BurgerKing.


36 posted on 12/23/2010 9:15:39 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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