Monday, May 15, 2006

What Have You Done, Mr. Pombo?

In an interview published in this morning’s San Francisco Chronicle Richard Pombo assessed the Republican Party’s chances in the November election.
[T]here is a broad consensus that Republicans, facing their most dire electoral landscape in a generation, must boast of further accomplishments if they are to have a credible chance of retaining their majority in November.

"We have to produce," said Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, whose district extends into the East Bay, making him the only GOP House member with Bay Area constituents.

"What have we done on energy that produces more energy? What have we done on immigration that solves the immigration problem? What did we do on the deficit when we let spending get out of control and we ran up the deficit?" Pombo asked.
Damn straight. What have you done, Mr. Pombo?

Oh, wait, I actually do remember one outstanding Pombo energy plan. And attempting to turn illegal immigrants into felons –- wow, hold onto your hats, that’s a winning solution. And for my personal favorite, “What did we do on the deficit when we let spending get out of control and we ran up the deficit,” I can only echo Mr. Pombo in my disbelief. What the hell were you doing?

Sadly for Richard Pombo, it’s his Democratic opponent, Jerry McNerney, who seems to have the good answers.

3 Comments:

Blogger VPO said...

I think the R's can boast of their accomplishments:

1. the most massive deficit and trade imbalances in history
2. tax cuts for the wealthy
3. eviscerating just about every environmental law
4. supporting a failed war in Iraq
5. massive subsidies and giveaways to industry

Need I go on?

Are the people of this district fools, or do they realize that the person speaking, Pombo, has been in Congress for the last 13 years, and his party has been in the majority in the House for the last 12?

Pombo and his fellow R's have had their chance to rule and we see just what an utter mess they have made. Is the district so stupid to re-elect this guy? We are all fighting to see that that does not happen.

11:18 AM, May 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to see Jerry McNerney get the top spot on Daily Kos. Campaigns kill for that kind of blogosphere exposure!

1:05 PM, May 15, 2006  
Anonymous EDJ said...

That Daily Kos diary received over 150 comments. Jerry really hit the sweet spot in talking about renewable energy and interacting with the Kossacks.

Just another reminder of why it would be great to actually have an EXPERT on renewable energy replace Richard Pombo in Congress.

EDJ

11:01 PM, May 15, 2006  

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