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  •  No one would say 'bring em on' to ins industry (2+ / 0-)
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    Malacandra, pink parsley

    Pls save your cynicism for the bad guys...this is like saying that Kerry welcomed the 'Swift Boat' creeps to prove he was a good wind surfer...so he could go on and lose the election...

    Take a look at who's financing these ads and the agency pulling it together..they're the same crowd that the GOP uses all the time...they're running the hit pieces against CAL Prop 82 (the Universal Preschool initiative) and they also ran the campaign to redistrict CAL in the special election last year to create more GOP seats...there is absolutely no way that this group wants Garamendi, who is polling 10 points higher than the nearest Dem challenger for Lt Gov, and also polls as  the most likely Democrat to take on arch-conservative Tom McClintock, to win.

    They think that by taking out Garamendi now, they can get 2 for 1.  Get rid of a pro-consumer Dem who doesn't dance to their tune (never accepts their dough) and increases the odds that a really bad Republicann will win in November.  If you really aren't convinced...take a look at McClintock's record...and he's got 40% favorability ratings right now...this guy is to the right of Newt Gingrich...the Far Right around the country love him....people all over the country should be paying attention to these tactics and to their goal...turn CAL into Texas...one seat at a time.....while we're not paying attention and while we engage in circular firing squads by putting some of our best Democrats up against one another....

    Doesn't help that Garamendi, by refusing to accept insurance money for his races, and having had mitral valve surgery in early April, (he's recovered perfectly), is still polling 10 points ahead of the nearest Dem challenger...just made the insurance industry bolder/more determined....to get rid of him...

    Now, it's up to educated voters to make sure this sort of thing doesn't happen or we can't complain when we go red....and if CA goes red....the ATM will shut down for the rest of the country...

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