It's over! McNerney wins re-election to a 3rd term Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Dec 2, 2010 at 6:43 am
Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) is back in Washington, now the official winner of the Nov. 2 election that saw him gain a third term in office with a full 1% lead over his Republican challenger David Harmer.
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Posted by George, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Dec 2, 2010 at 6:43 am
The Obama, Pelosi, Reid diciple will continue to carry on the work of his Marxist masters... but not the work of the people. Thank goodness the rest of the country was sane enough in the election to nullify the impact the silly kingdom of California will have on the rest of the country. Let's hope that the new guys in D.C. will begin to start getting this economy back on track via a platform based upon private enterprise and tax incentives rather than one of government ownership/control, bail outs, and entitlement programs. Just like the 1.6 gal toilets, it might take another flush or two to clean out the rest of the big government control freaks in D.C. Can't wait.
Posted by PatrioticGrandma, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 2, 2010 at 9:44 am
Amen, George...and congratulations on getting the first post. California has chosen to shoot itself in the foot with this last election....and they also shot their children and grandchildren in their feet. No common sense...no understanding of what causes us to thrive. No understanding of history. No jobs and higher taxes is not a formula for success in California or our Nation. Harmer was our hope.
William Bradford got it right. After three years of "sharing the wealth", the pilgrims were in trouble and some were even stealing from the food supply. They then voted to give each pilgrim family a plot of land to work and "keep the fruits of their labor". They ended up working harder and longer hours, because they could reap the rewards of THEIR labor. This simple change resulted in an abundance of crops and enough to share of their "own free will". Wake up California before it is too late...
Posted by msvenezia, a member of the Montair Elementary School community, on Dec 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm
California and the country is bankrupt due to social spending which accounts for 2/3 of spending yet the stoned California voters don't get it. You won't be yawning when unemployment reaches 15% in CA and your home values fall another 20%.
Posted by Tom, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm
for those of you who think McNerney is just a puppet of Pelosi and Reed (whatever that means) he just voted no on House Vote 604 To extend the Bush era tax cuts for the middle class only. Ponder that our Republican friends
Posted by Danville, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm
I think it is a really sad how Cardinal, JRM, and a few others have used this forum for months to express their religious hatred of Mr. Harmer's religion. If you disagree with him on the issues, I respect that, but the amount of time you guys have spent on crucifying him on this blog clearly for his religious beliefs is uncalled for. He has children, how do you think they feel reading the non-stop attacks? How would you like it if you ran for an election and your children had to read the non-stop garbage you have posted about him? The election is over, how about you leave him and his family and their religion alone now?
Posted by George, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Dec 2, 2010 at 8:20 pm
Tom... I've "pondered" it and here's the deal... He's a puppet and you know it. He voted everything Pelosi and Reid pushed, including Obamacare. The vote today regarding the Bush tax cuts was a political ploy. The bill will never be passed in the Senate so he had nothing to lose with his symbolic vote. When the chips are down, he's a liberal idealogue and votes that way. Thankfully, McNerny and guys like him were rejected by a vast majority of the rest of the country, so his impact on a national scale will be minimal. Another flush in 2012 should get another load of guys like him to the silt pond. Can't wait!
Posted by cardinal, a resident of the Diablo neighborhood, on Dec 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm
@DanV: your post is nonsense on every conceivable level.
You couldn't have read what was written, or if you read it you didn't understand what was expressed, and your ridiculous assumptions about what others think, and about who reads these threads are, well, ridiculous. These threads were also hardly a one-way conversation, and it seems that any attack on your candidate brought forth howls about religious hatred. Again, nonsense.
Perhaps if Mr. Harmer had been more forthcoming in his own campaign, a lot of things might have come out differently?
Posted by Chet, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on Dec 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm
The right man for all the right reasons. We are all very proud to have Jerry McNerney as our rep in Washington D.C. We can all count on Jerry's leadership on issues important to all of us in District 11.
Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 3, 2010 at 7:16 am
Folks: before you play the "cross card" (double-meaning intended), please understand that:
--not every attack is a persecution -- you are not Daniel and this is not the Lion's Den, and
--not every defeat is a martyrdom.
When a religious denomination chooses, of its own volition or sense of mission, to dive into the secular, public policy fray, it cannot then retreat behind its iconography and cry "foul" every time someone calls its views -- views it seeks to impose on others via state action -- into question.
The policy arena is a kitchen, and sometimes it gets hotter'n Haides in here. You can't expect everyone else to turn down the temperature for you, and you can to choose whether to stay and cook.
Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet, a resident of another community, on Dec 3, 2010 at 8:27 am
In humor, I wonder if we both should be asking, "honestly, Folks, tell me what you really think?"
It would be remarkable to see the stable of forum pseudonyms actually describe their will and interests for use by our congress members in Washington DC. Would it be too much to ask for forward-looking review of the issues of the next two years that should be decided in congress?
Most importantly, could we have the commentary directed to you so your journalism can result in providing readers with information? And what might you do to guide this transition to forward-looking consideration?
Posted by bob, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 3, 2010 at 9:49 am
I go back to the story of the Woman who accosted the Mayor in the Farmers market in Danville. Is it possible that 200 or 300 voters changed their vote or even decided to go out and vote because of the woman's tirade.
After the incident Mr Boyle wrote about how he supports the Vet over Harmer. People read and talk and see the Tea Party folk in there true colors on the Town square.
Posted by spcwt, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 3, 2010 at 2:57 pm
Breaking News: Democrats confirm that the trillions McNerney voted to spend on heathcare tax credits will be paid for by Santa Claus, NOT by cutting Social Security and Medicare. Once again, Democrats prove they are smarter than everyone else.
Posted by Kevin, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm
It is interesting to note that the majority of the votes cast in the 11th Congressional District were not cast to send Jerry McNerney to Congress. In fact, from the results shown on the Secretary of State's website, 52% of the votes cast in District 11 were cast to send someone other than McNerney who would represent us in Congress and who would vote for a less intrusive, reduced spending conduct of government.
The outcome of the recent election is what it is........but 52% of us wanted someone else.
Jerry McNerney can thank David Christensen for retaining his seat.