Skip to comments.McClintock offers a history lesson
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 ...
McClintock’s right. The powers-that-be view the American people with contempt.
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.
DADT, where the sun won’t shine?
Where’s the BUDGET??
McClintock ping list
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Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous? New Year FRiend...
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.
McClintock: This is normally referred to as the ‘scorched earth ‘ policy.
Many of us saw this coming.
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.
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.
Merry Christmas, CC! Stay dry!
shining star...NOT shinning! LOL
He is a member of the House of Representatives in Washington. He was elected to represent California's 4th Congressional District in 2008.
And the same to you, fine sir!
Happy will do it -- it's hard to be happy and not (sufficiently) prosperous, lol.
Works for me! Even if they wait until Dec 31.
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)
Well then, he's right where he needs to be, except I wish he were a Senator
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Back at ya!
LOL. Too late - I got soaked today (more than once)
Maybe it has something to do with working in a Slave Party dominated legislature for so long.
Are you saying that they are lightweights? ;-)
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!!!
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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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.
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.
McClintock is so, so right.
I remember when McClintock was a conservative...
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.
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.
Lightweight is probably going a bit too far... in the wrong direction. Some of them haven’t progressed to that stage yet.
Okay, okay, tarred... ;^) When the spelling gene was handed out, I was at BurgerKing.