Our local lefty blogger thinks that our Representative Doug LaMalfa needs to be replaced due to his no vote on legislation that would open the government again. LaMalfa joined 144 other House Republicans who voted against the legislation that the Senate passed to extend our growing debt.
“I could not support the bill tonight because it fails to address our long-term debt crisis or even attempt to balance the budget in the short term,” said LaMalfa.
Our local lefty writes:
This question is on a lot of peoples’ minds this week, after obstructionists including McClintock and LaMalfa kept our government closed because of their stubborn ideology. It cost us money and jobs.
I’m very happy with my County Supervisors — Nate Beason, the moderate GOPer at our home in Nevada City, and Jennifer Montgomery, the moderate Democrat at our cozy cabin on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore (which we’ve owned for 12 years, compared with our place in Nevada City for a shorter period of time).
Both politicians are pragmatic, focusing on the local issues. I’d support either of them wholeheartedly if they ran against Doug LaMalfa (western Nevada County) or Tom McClintock (North Tahoe-Truckee).
Well, lets be really clear, I would support Doug against any of the squishy RINO’s that our local lefty would support. That goes for any of the “purple” Democrats that he would support, such as Heidi Hall who is running against Doug. Oh, wait he does not support Heidi Hall . . . “I appreciate her energy and enthusiasm. But it will require a more experienced politician to upset Doug . . .” Who is Jennifer Montgomery?
A lot of those Republicans that voted for the bill passed by the Senate are going to be challenge in the Primary process. The Tea Party is already cranking up the fund raising and finding suitable candidate to challenge those not willing to stand up for the Constitution and lower our runaway debt. Doug, does not have to worry about being one of the Tea Party targets. In fact, he will get strong support from the Tea Party. He is not likely to be replace over this vote, in fact he will have gained support for standing up for his principles.