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Rep. Jerry McNerney: Is he more liberal than moderate?

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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 12:00 am

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, proudly issued a news release recently showing his conservative side — he broke ranks with House Democrats on a bill that would raise the federal debt limit by $290 billion.

McNerney says he's not as liberal as his critics say, yet Republicans trying to oust him from Congress next year say he agrees with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about 97 percent of the time.

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32 comments:

  • posted at 8:59 am on Mon, Jan 4, 2010.

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    .Gee, RossWelcome to the real world. "McNerney as a liberal" actually SUPRISES YOU!???

     
  • posted at 7:37 pm on Thu, Dec 31, 2009.

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    I love how The Sentinel mentions McNerney views on gun rights. So just because he has three guns, he is all for gun rights? Another biased story done by the sentinel.Goehring For Congress 2010! Unseat The Nasty Liberal

     
  • posted at 8:04 am on Wed, Dec 30, 2009.

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    McNerney represents the interests of Nancy Pelosi and the wealthy lefties (Yes, they can be wealthy, too! Just like "evil" Republicans!) who put him in office. If what the people of the eleventh district want isn't what Nancy and Co. want, as far as he's concerned, we can go pound sand. But the unions who contribute to his campaigns might run a few commercials telling us to "thank him" for some bit of pork or another that we really didn't ask for.

     
  • posted at 1:40 am on Wed, Dec 30, 2009.

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    Lenny: Is that now a "crime?"

     
  • posted at 12:43 am on Wed, Dec 30, 2009.

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    McNerney is just a peon. obama is the radical liberal we should be worried about. In 2007, he was rated the most liberal in the entire senate. #1 most liberal. Yet a lot of people believed his lies about running as a moderate and that he was going to unite the country and end bi-partisanship.http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/sen/lib_cons.htm?o1=lib_composite&o2=desc#results

     
  • posted at 12:35 am on Wed, Dec 30, 2009.

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    dyan wrote on Dec 29, 2009 8:04 PM:" Bloggers: Try to understand our friend Lenny. When he gets painted into a corner, he lashes out with vicious name-calling.Are you denying that Pombo is currently employed as a lobbyist?

     
  • posted at 12:29 am on Wed, Dec 30, 2009.

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    Neo wrote on Dec 29, 2009 6:49 PM:" Leonard, Pombo is a greater American Patriot than youWow!Neo, for you to say that I am less patriotic than Dirty Dick Pombo, well that is a grave insult indeed. In olden days, I would have had to challenge you to a duel for such a offense. In these more civilized times, I will just slap you with my open hand, since you don't warrant a fist.Pshaw!:)

     
  • posted at 3:33 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Nice try Ross Farrow, but McNebbishe's voting record parallels the water that he carries for Nancy Pelousey,...after he licks her shoes. Good try, but he is a hard left loooooser.

     
  • posted at 3:22 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Well, if you're going to mistake me for someone else you couldn't have made a better choice than voter. I'm flattered.

     
  • posted at 2:45 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Sorry, Lodian. I meant your companion, voter.

     
  • posted at 2:42 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    essayjay wrote on Dec 29, 2009 5:50 PM:"Funny how Mr. McNerney doesn't show his face around Lodi much."essayjay: Geez, you guys just don't get out much. I've met the guy in person twice this year and had conversations with him. This was all in Lodi. voter: Nice post @ 6:38pm.

     
  • posted at 2:36 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Neo 5:50 PM: Why are you and dyan addressing me before I've even shown up here on this blog? I just got here and you two are talking to me as if I have posted a comment already. Are you having trouble making your point with the facts so you have to make up an attack on me? What the heck!

     
  • posted at 2:31 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    mjp wrote on Dec 29, 2009 8:25 AM:" Agree with dyan. The man refuses to meet his constituents in person."Met him twice, and had a conversation, in Lodi at an open house.

     
  • posted at 2:29 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Neo 6:49 PM: Have some class.

     
  • posted at 2:28 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    dyan: Why are you addressing me?

     
  • posted at 2:14 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    So Lodian, what does the paper say about his refusal to face his constituants at town hall meetings?

     
  • posted at 2:11 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Gee: If Pombo is such a horrible criminal, I wonder why no charges were brought against him? could it be there is no evidence to support these political accusations?

     
  • posted at 2:04 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Bloggers: Try to understand our friend Lenny. When he gets painted into a corner, he lashes out with vicious name-calling.I don't think he can help it. It may be neurological.

     
  • posted at 12:49 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Leonard, Pombo is a greater American Patriot than you, your wife, kids, or grandkids could EVER hope to be in your wildest dreams!!! Keep on ranting on the blogs biatch!

     
  • posted at 12:38 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    essayjay wrote on Dec 29, 2009 5:50 PM:" Funny how Mr. McNerney doesn't show his face around Lodi much."This very newspaper reported a year ago that McNerney was far more accessible than Pombo and routinely made himself available to constituents with "plenty of visits to Lodi."http://www.lodinews.com/articles/2008/10/18/opinion/editorials/edt_mcnerney_081018.txt

     
  • posted at 12:20 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Washington is full of crooks. The Tea Party movement has given us all a second chance. Now we just have to take it. Every one of us should be out right now organizing and getting ready to elect new candidates in 2010, people who are not beholden to either party.Together, we can elect a Tea Party Congress that will change restore this country to the proud nation it once was.

     
  • posted at 12:08 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    dyan wrote on Dec 29, 2009 5:48 PM:" Oh, O.K. So being accused of wrong doing in our country by your political enemies is the same as a formal charge and conviction - is that what you are saying?No, I am saying that Pombo is a political whore who sold himself to Abramoff and a dozen like him.That is what I am saying. I notice that you don't try to deny it.

     
  • posted at 12:02 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    "constituents"

     
  • posted at 12:01 pm on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    I love a rep who hides behind a phone and can't look his constuents in the eye.

     
  • posted at 11:50 am on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Funny how Mr. McNerney doesn't show his face around Lodi much. McNerney isn't crooked, no not him, he'll just go along with spending our tax dollars until there's nothing left in yours and my wallet. If you call that "honest" you can have him.

     
  • posted at 11:50 am on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Pombo is, was and will forever be a GREAT American! The left-wing smear machine is Bull****!!! We need REAL representation here in Lodi!! No more wacked out left wing Pelosi puppets like McNerney, Leonard and Lodian!!!

     
  • posted at 11:48 am on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Oh, O.K. So being accused of wrong doing in our country by your political enemies is the same as a formal charge and conviction - is that what you are saying?

     
  • posted at 11:33 am on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    dyan wrote on Dec 29, 2009 3:15 PM:" So Pombo was a "crook?" Really? What was he charged with and what was he convicted of? "Not all charged crimes involve guilty people and not all guilty people are charged with crimes.Pombo was a crooked legislator. Now he is a crooked lobbyist. If those two things make him a "solid conservative" well, I guess that is semantics for you.

     
  • posted at 9:15 am on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    So Pombo was a "crook?" Really? What was he charged with and what was he convicted of?

     
  • posted at 7:22 am on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    mjp: Pombo was proven to be a crook. He is linked with Jack Abramoff - took over $500K in "contributions" from him. Not to mention all the family members he had on his payroll. I guess everyone has forgotten that. Or maybe conservatives view that as a virtue and what makes him a "man of the people."

     
  • posted at 2:25 am on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    Agree with dyan. The man refuses to meet his constituents in person. He hold phone town halls. A real man of the people, don't you think. When we lost Pombo, we lost a reliable conservative man of the people. Hope we can get real representation again next November.

     
  • posted at 1:13 am on Tue, Dec 29, 2009.

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    To describe McNerney as something less than left is a fantasy. This is an old liberal trick. When you come from a moderate district, vote conservative on issues that you know liberals in Congress can't lose. Then you can go back home and say: "See, I'm not so left." Fact: How many Pelosi causes have gone down in flames because McNerney voted against them? Answer: Zero.

     

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