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Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari calls Jerry Brown lazy
LA Times ^ | 1/25/2014 | Seema Mehta

Posted on 01/25/2014 7:42:01 PM PST by mac_truck

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On the stump Friday, Kashkari did not mention his main GOP rival, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks, and said he has never met him. He reserved his fire for Brown, who he said is dishonest about the magnitude of California's fiscal problems and is taking false credit for repairing state finances.

Brown, Kashkari said, has failed to tackle California's greatest financial problem: paying for public pensions.

"I think Gov. Brown is an honorable man; he's a man who comes from wealth.... He's chosen a life of service. I admire him for that," Kashkari said. But "he must be lazy, because he's clearly intelligent — I can't find any other explanation for why he's unwilling to make the changes that need to be made."

Dan Newman, a political spokesman for Brown, ridiculed Kashkari's words and highlighted the Republican's inconsistent voting record.

"The governor has been called a lot of things by a lot of people, but Jerry Brown 'lazy?' I know Kashkari has been too busy to vote, but it sounds like he also hasn't had time to read a newspaper in 40 years," Newman said.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: brown; california; kashkari

1 posted on 01/25/2014 7:42:01 PM PST by mac_truck
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To: mac_truck

That’s a strange name.

rhymes with Kneel, Kash N Karry?


2 posted on 01/25/2014 7:43:10 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

LOL!


3 posted on 01/25/2014 7:49:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: mac_truck
He's chosen a life of service. I admire him for that," Kashkari said.

Service? No. That's a life of being a leach.

4 posted on 01/25/2014 7:52:44 PM PST by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: mac_truck
Kashkari did not mention his main GOP rival, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks, and said he has never met him.

Maybe if we just ignore the Tea Party, they'll just disappear. Is that the Rovians' latest strategy?

5 posted on 01/25/2014 8:00:25 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: GeronL

Kashkari has TARP smell all over him, I can’t believe the guy is running as a Republican. If I didn’t know better I’d say he was planted in the race to siphon money away from legitimate contenders.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 8:04:31 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck
If I didn’t know better I’d say he was planted in the race to siphon money away from legitimate contenders.

Sad to say, there aren't any legitimate contenders. Republicans haven't won a single state-wide office in California in, IIRC, 10 years. The California Republican Party today has almost no donors, and the unfortunate consequence is that nobody of any stature is going to run against Brown.

7 posted on 01/25/2014 8:34:25 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: mac_truck
He's not lazy, Moonbeam's just MELLOW!

Also crazy as loon as far as the economy of California is concerned.

8 posted on 01/25/2014 9:24:31 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: mac_truck
I can't find any other explanation for why he's unwilling to make the changes that need to be made."

Then, with all due respect Mr. Kashkari, you are an idiot.

Brown does what he does to retain power, as its own end.

9 posted on 01/25/2014 9:31:33 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: mac_truck

Lazy? No, he’s just mellow from smoking weed for 50 years.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 3:40:38 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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GOP Governor Candidate Speaks Out Against “Assault Rifles” and “Full Capacity Magazines”

February 21 2014
by Dan Cannon

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I’ve always said don’t just vote party lines if you want to protect your gun rights. There are some moderate Democrats, especially in state legislatures, who have been great friends to the Second Amendment. Likewise, there are Republicans who just about as anti-gun as you can be.

Case in point, California Governor Candidate Neel Kashkari made some disturbing comments about the Second Amendment.

According to SacBee,

“If you’re a single issue voter, and you just want someone to give you a full capacity assault rifle magazine, God bless you, you can go vote for somebody else,” Kashkari told a group of college Republicans at California State University, Sacramento. “I’m not your guy.”

“I do know philosophically that I deeply believe in protecting my own gun rights, and that means protecting your gun rights,” Kashkari said. “But I also believe that, you know, we need to be reasonable about things.”

Kashkari spoke broadly against “layering more gun rules on me, on responsible gun owners,” saying additional restrictions will not prevent gun violence or make people safer. But the former U.S. Treasury Department official said he does not oppose waiting periods or background checks, which he said “didn’t inconvenience me in the slightest” when he has purchased guns.

Keep in mind, this is supposed to be the conservative choice for California governor!

Kashkari has been taking a serious beating on his Twitter account, and to his credit he seems to be responding personally to most of the concerns. Although, I don’t think he’s really helping himself.

@2BPatriotic I was responding to a student question. He wanted me to say I would roll back all gun laws. #nope

— Neel Kashkari (@neelkashkari) February 21, 2014

@Shadowsbesideme yes, I am a gun owner myself and will defend all our rights

— Neel Kashkari (@neelkashkari) February 21, 2014

I’m really concerned about the future of California, which I fear before was already too far gone. Now that the so called “conservative” ballot options in that state are also becoming anti-gun I simply don’t know how California residents take back their state.

Despite what Kashkari says, in my opinion, and I’m pretty sure the opinion of most gun owners, supporting waiting periods, banning certain types of weapons, and magazine limits mean that you DO NOT support the Second Amendment. Period. It’s that simple.

Image Credit: Neel Kashkari Twitter Account

http://gunssavelives.net/politics/gop-governor-candidate-speaks-out-against-assault-rifles-and-full-capacity-magazines/


11 posted on 02/22/2014 6:22:50 AM PST by KeyLargo
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