I am a fan of Colonel Pete Stiglich. “Stiggy” as I affectionately refer to him is a retired Colonel and is a true friend. He stood tall with the Contract with the CRA in 2011. My heart is with him in his run for CA-01.
Unfortunately, he lacks resources. So does Micheal Dacquisto.
Dacquisto is running as one of those new “No Party Preference” candidates. Probably because of Republicans like Doug LaMalfa.
Dacquisto just set Doug LaMalfa on fire… actually he caused Doug LaMalfa to set his own self on fire.
You see – Doug LaMalfa has a problem, (not just David Stafford Reade), but he has a Rice Welfare problem… it seems that I am not the only one that is purturbed that a self-styled “Conservative” is a welfare maven.
The irony is that the venue is the Shasta Tea Party – which is run by Erin Ryan, who is deeply tied to Doug LaMalfa.
In the video – LaMalfa says he is a farmer first before he is an elected official. Oops – does this mean LaMalfa said his loyalty is to the almighty USDA Check first?
Secondly – he claims that farmers can not compete without subsidies. My understanding is that only 9% of farms get farm subsidies? If that is true – then LaMalfa’s answer is a gross distortion.
Overall, his answers dodge the larger and the main question. It is a question that Doug LaMalfa can’t answer- how can he call himself a conservative with all that farm welfare money?