News Digest

The Lies that Do Us Harm

Tom McClintock and Brynne Kennedy debated for the first and only time this week, and McClintock was his usual perfidious self. One claim during his opening statement stuck out, not only for the brazenness of the lie, but also for its importance.

Tom’s Wasted Years

Tom McClintock has been receiving a generous salary, health care and plenty of other benefits – funded by our taxes – for nearly twelve years. In exchange he was supposed …

Masks Matter

This week we are watching in real time as the inevitable result of science-denial plays out in the Republican party. And we saw Tom McClintock’s response, leaning into the fallacy that Donald Trump has some special ability to defeat science and medicine, and ignoring all that we’ve learned about the coronavirus this year.

Today, We Mourn

Today, we mourn the death of the 107th Justice of the United States Supreme Court — the second woman ever confirmed to that Court — the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. …

Tom McClintock maskless around Forst Service and CalFire employees

Tom’s Lockdown Lie

Tom McClintock appeared on KAHI Radio this week and leaned even more heavily into his claim that COVID-19 lockdowns are costing more lives than they are saving. He pointed to Sweden and the Netherlands as examples of countries that have suppressed COVID-19 without lockdowns. But once again, Tom McClintock’s claims fall apart when you dig a little deeper.

The Big Lie

Tom McClintock likes to pretend that he cares about the Constitution, and the laws of this country. But like the rest of the GOP, he’s just playing his part in the “law and order” lie.

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Tom’s Catering to His Donors, Again

Tom McClintock decided to use the rolling blackouts that again deprived many of his constituents of power as an opportunity to cater to the wishes of his regular campaign contributors like PG&E. Instead of acknowledging the true cause of the problems, he trotted out his regular scapegoat, “green energy” mandates.

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The True Toll of COVID-19

Tom McClintock is in full campaign mode, appearing on NewsMax and radio programs, and speaking out on Twitter about the things that matter to him. The lives and health of his constituents isn’t important enough to merit a mention.

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Look, A Squirrel!

The single most important challenge to this country right now is suppressing COVID-19. The USA has lost at least 136,000 people to COVID – and that number is almost certainly …

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The Silence from Tom McClintock Is Deafening

We look to our political leaders for guidance and hope in times of trouble. We ask them to represent us in the U.S. government, and to fight for what is right, and good. We expect them to speak up when an injustice demands a response. And so Tom McClintock’s silence right now is deafening.

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Tom’s Twisting the Constitution, Again

Tom McClintock long has claimed to care about our Constitution. He trots it out when it suits him, to insist that he’s just trying to protect our constitutional rights. But as is his wont, Tom twists the Constitution to serve his political goals.

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Doubling Down on the Death Cult

McClintock bemoans the restrictions enacted as a life-saving measure across the country. He insists it’s time to open up. He’s just doubling down on the death cult taking over the right.

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The Harm a Balanced Budget Would Do

Tom McClintock long has fought for an amendment to the Constitution that would require a balanced budget — forcing the U.S. Government to reduce its spending to match its revenue every year. Sounds good in principle. But he never tells you all the harm a balanced budget would do.

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Only Bad Ideas on Healthcare

Access to quality health care — and good insurance that we can actually afford — is a critical issue for the residents of California’s 4th District and the rest of the Nation. Our GOP representatives claim that they care about this issue. But they don’t act like it.

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Another “No” Vote From Tom

Tom McClintock’s “No” vote last month on H.R. 3, Pharmaceutical Price Controls, is one of his worst. Prescription drug prices are out of control in the U.S. — with lifesaving medicine too expensive for many people to afford — and once again McClintock put the interests of rich companies ahead of the interests of his constituents.

Chipping Away at Our Healthcare

Tom McClintock’s views regarding the Affordable Care Act are well-known. He ignores the huge challenges people faced before the ACA — the prices that skyrocketed every year, the insurers who …

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The slate is set

As we enter 2020, our focus is on the March 3 California primary. The slate for CD-4 is set – and it presents a real opportunity to Flip the Fourth. …

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Our Representative Should Represent Us

As we finish 2019, more committed than ever to effecting positive change in 2020, we’re thinking about the reasons we are fighting for change. For us, it comes down to one central goal: electing someone who will represent us, who will fight for us, as one of only 435 voices and votes in the House of Representatives.

McClintock’s Skewed Values

Our decisions about how we spend our money reflect our values. They reveal who we are more than many other decisions we make. And so we know exactly who Tom …

The GOP Is Creating Rotten Jobs

Tom McClintock likes to talk about the Nation’s economy. Like so many other Republicans, he falsely claims that Trump turned around a bad economy. But as this article shows, the …

Follow the money

Follow the money. It’s always good advice, and in politics, it’s the best advice. And when you follow the money in California’s 4th District, it leads directly to Tom McClintock, and his stubborn refusal to take meaningful action to protect his constituents from the increasing risk of wildfires.

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This is bad management

It’s almost as if Tom McClintock wants us to send him back to his own District. As if — somewhere deep inside — he knows that he doesn’t have what …