I saw a slew of comments on a post by Eric Hogue.
Hogue took issue with Congressman Tom McClintock for lighting Roger Niello up at a Nevada County Lincoln Day Dinner.
One commenter – CA-05 Republican Nominee Paul Smith said he endorsed Roger Niello over Ted Gaines because Roger Niello would talk to him and Gaines would not return a phone call. He made the same criticism of Tom McClintock.
Another commenter said she was reticent to support Ted Gaines because of his vote to mandate helmets for snowboarders. Then she drew a comparison between that vote and Roger Niello’s vote for the largest tax increase in State History.
This is going to be a short, bizarre and intense race.
On some facebook walls – I have seen comments about McClintock endorsing Steve Poizner – somehow McClintock loses credibility when Roger Niello endorsed Meg Whitman.
Pretty much everyone in the Tea Party is no fan of Whitman’s. But some recognized Tea Party commenters seemed to forget that Niello endorsed Whitman.
It seems that Mr. Hogue’s post was about a personality-driven issue and people got caught in a “Get McClintock” moment.
The fact is – Niello voted for the largest tax increase in state history.
Car Tax Doubled
Every Marginal Income Tax Rate Went Up
Dependent Tax Credit Slashed
Sales Tax went up .5% to the highest in the nation.
Few, if any reforms and few real spending cuts.
Somehow, Snowboard Helmets and a man with 6 kids taking taxable per-diem is supposed to counter-balance the above?
Let’s not forget – Niello has not and will not sign the “No new taxes pledge”.
With Abel Maldonado’s replacement – Sam Blakeslee refusing to sign the “No new taxes pledge” – we’d have no backstop for another massive tax increase.
All this and the focus was on McClintock calling Niello a RINO. Niello isn’t a RINO – he raised our taxes.
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