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Sat Sep 26, 2015, 01:55 PM

 

Kevin McCarthy Expected to Lead the House

Unlike Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco Democrat who held the Speaker’s job until 2011 and was aligned with leaders in Sacramento, McCarthy’s political agenda runs counter to much of what the Brown administration is trying to achieve, and he has not been shy about using his power in Washington to try to roll back some of the state’s landmark liberal policies.

McCarthy opposes California’s aggressive climate-change rules. He wants to jettison the high-speed rail project. He is pushing to divert more of the state’s scarce water to parched growers, despite loud protest from the Brown administration that such a move could irreparably damage the fragile ecosystems that are the backbone of California’s water system. From KTLA


Full story on LATimes.com but I couldn't access it.

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Reply Kevin McCarthy Expected to Lead the House (Original post)
antiquie Sep 2015 OP
yeoman6987 Sep 2015 #1
antiquie Sep 2015 #2
HooptieWagon Sep 2015 #3
antiquie Sep 2015 #5
HooptieWagon Sep 2015 #9
fredamae Sep 2015 #4
antiquie Sep 2015 #6
fredamae Sep 2015 #7
Cleita Sep 2015 #8
antiquie Sep 2015 #10
KamaAina Sep 2015 #11
SunSeeker Oct 2015 #14
antiquie Sep 2015 #12
SoapBox Sep 2015 #13
mackerel Oct 2015 #15

Response to antiquie (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 01:58 PM

1. I guess the celebration of Boehners resignation just got an

 

"Oh crap!"

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 02:00 PM

2. Appears so.

 

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 02:20 PM

3. Not so fast, mi amigos.

 

McCarthy isn't a shoe-in. I think the Speakers chair is a wide open contest, and it's very possible the winner is somebody unknown and unmentioned by the media.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 02:39 PM

5. It is possible

 

especially since Boehner backs him.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 03:09 PM

9. Boehners endorsement is probably the KoD.

 

The crazies rebelled against Boehner, they're not gonna go for his hand-picked replacement.

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 02:26 PM

4. Being Named "leader" doesn't Mean

kev is a capable leader nor does it mean these extremists would Allow him to lead.

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Response to fredamae (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 02:42 PM

6. That's encouraging.

 

I thought he was one of the extremists.
There's a Time article that indicates the Conservatives (?) may support him.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 02:58 PM

7. In order to feel "somewhat assured(?)

that this may be true......what makes us believe, at this juncture, that there are Any boundaries at all in the Evangelical ConServ Extremist World?
And if they go after McConnell (as rumors indicate a strong possibility this is already underway) ....are we witnessing the final stages of a govt coup?

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 02:59 PM

8. This guy is an ass.

He used to be my Congressman in gerrymandered California and no one ever ran against him except maybe a couple of times from candidates who had no chance of winning in even a blue gerrymandered district. So he's waltzed in unopposed in any elections. He was the anointed "heir" of Congressman Bill Thomas, a hateful and corrupt politician who once headed the Ways and Means committee. A little googling will get you to his abysmal and corrupt record. But back to Kevin. He has only two accomplishments on his record, according to Rachel Maddow, yet he rose to the third most powerful position in the Republican caucus in very little time and now will be speaker. Instead of a gavel, they should present him with a crown because only princes have gained that kind of position and power in the same way.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 03:35 PM

10. Unfortunately, all too true.

 

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2015, 11:15 PM

11. "He is pushing to divert more of the state’s scarce water to parched growers"

 

Um, why doesn't someone push to divert more of the state’s scarce water from unparched growers to parched growers?? Exhibit A: The water district that serves two counties and controls one-third of the entire Sacramento River flow, based on water rights that date back to the 19th century!!

http://www.gcid.net/GCIDBackground.html

Not surprisingly, these are the two counties that grow most of our rice. Rice is among the thirstiest of crops.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 5, 2015, 03:23 AM

14. They grow rice because they have ridiculously cheaper water than the rest of us.

The only thing more insane than growing rice in the desert is how they got the water rights that gave them these sweet water rates:

The Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID) appropriative water rights begin on the Sacramento River with an 1883 filing posted on a tree by Will S. Green, surveyor, newspaperman, public official, and pioneer irrigator.  His first claim was for 500,000 miner’s inches under 4 inches of pressure and was one of the earliest and largest water rights on the Sacramento River.


So, because some dude nailed a piece of paper to a tree in 1883, huge agribusinesses, who now hold Will Green's old water right, get water at a tiny fraction of the cost that the rest of us pay.

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2015, 10:06 AM

12. McCarthy Promises More Confrontation with Democrats

 

Worser and worser.
“He’s hearing from members angry that the GOP Congress has not advanced the conservative cause more forcefully, and he’s responding with a clear message: He is willing to take a more confrontational stand with the White House and the Senate to achieve the results the party has sought to enact.” here

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 01:47 AM

13. Oh man...

This guy is bad news.

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 10:11 PM

15. Thankfully we don't have to worry about him now.

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