Herger, Reed trade jabs in Red Bluff

Herger, Reed trade jabs in Red Bluff

There are 32 comments on the Red Bluff Daily News story from Oct 14, 2010, titled Herger, Reed trade jabs in Red Bluff. In it, Red Bluff Daily News reports that:

Despite Rep. Wally Herger canceling a debate against opponent Jim Reed scheduled to air live on KIXE later this month, Herger did show up Wednesday to take some shots at Reed and Democrats before a smaller audience.

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Yours Truly

San Clemente, CA

#2 Oct 14, 2010
Jim Reed is playing the dirtiest kind of game. Alleging that your opponent has an incurable disease is beyond the pale. He has lost the right to be considered a legitimate candidate.
Voter Too

United States

#3 Oct 14, 2010
Yours Truly wrote:
Jim Reed is playing the dirtiest kind of game. Alleging that your opponent has an incurable disease is beyond the pale. He has lost the right to be considered a legitimate candidate.
Heard Jim Reed campaign recently. Sounds like hes already been in politics for a time. sure would like a good choice here.
Tiredofthewingnu tz

Fall River Mills, CA

#4 Oct 14, 2010
Yours Truly wrote:
Jim Reed is playing the dirtiest kind of game. Alleging that your opponent has an incurable disease is beyond the pale. He has lost the right to be considered a legitimate candidate.
Reed alleged no such thing. Where do you people come up with this poppycock?
Save America

Redding, CA

#5 Oct 14, 2010
Reed said he read a newspaper article that said Herger refused to debate Reed and seemed to have some strange behavior like alzheimers. Reed did nothing to say that Herger did not have that disease. Why would Reed even bring up the Alzheimers comment? Obviously he wanted to get a dig in on Herger. No, this is low politics.

I wonder how much Herger is going to win by. I wonder if this low political ploy by Reed will bring in more votes for Herger.
Save America

Redding, CA

#6 Oct 14, 2010
OOPS. This is not poppycock. I just read an article where on Progressive News Radio, Jim Reed said "that Alzheimer's might be behind Herger's reclusie ways." Google up: Jim Reed asks: Is Alzheimer's Why Herger Won't Debate.

He did not just allege this statement. He actually made it !!
Save America

Redding, CA

#7 Oct 14, 2010
That's "reclusive" Sorry for the misspelling.

Since: Sep 10

Chico, CA

#8 Oct 14, 2010
Wally Herger's 11th hour broken promise to his constituents that he wouldn't vote for NAFTA has done tremendous harm to California and the nation.
A big fail, then, now, and years to come.

"To obtain congressional approval in 1993, NAFTA's corporate proponents and their political allies(1) promised Americans specific benefits from NAFTA. They promised

200,000 new NAFTA jobs,(2)

-higher wages,
increasing middle class consumer demand in Mexico,
-an increasing U.S. trade surplus with Mexico,
-greater economic and social stability in Mexico,
-improved environmental and health conditions in the U.S.-Mexico border region,
-thorough border inspection, as trade volumes increased, inhibiting shipments of unsafe food or contraband such as illegal drugs, and
-better relations with Mexico on issues from immigration to promotion of democratic elections."

http://www.citizen.org/trade/article_redirect...
GrumpyOldMan

Palo Cedro, CA

#9 Oct 15, 2010
Funny fake story:
Retarded Congressman Denies He Has Alzheimer's
Modest Herger Say's He's No Reagan
http://www.merrystandish.com/wallytard.html
inyourmouth

Redding, CA

#10 Oct 15, 2010
Nothing but bad news, DONT VOTE HERGER

“Stupidity should be outlawed”

Since: Nov 09

Redding, CA

#11 Oct 15, 2010
It's a terrible thing to have such crooks and thieving liars on each side of the coin to vote for.Don't voters see a problem when we have to decide which evil to live with when we vote? It's time for the parties to be dissolved and let people vote in government employees that do as voters ask, not pander to special interests and "causes" that are thinly veiled sales pitches for votes by duped citizens who think they are getting what the politicians sold them.What a load of dookie! Let's clean house and start over.
bluffian

United States

#12 Oct 15, 2010
Although democrats are less common in the district than republicans, surely they have many, many people who could run a better campaign than Reed.

Present a choice based on the issues and the person - perhaps Reed's desperation on the former is leading to this slime-throwing, which also negates his argument on the latter. It's too bad; a vibrant democracy can afford many choices on the ballot, and Reed can't even show up to be a respectable #2.
sacriverrat

United States

#13 Oct 15, 2010
Rsnake460 wrote:
It's a terrible thing to have such crooks and thieving liars on each side of the coin to vote for.Don't voters see a problem when we have to decide which evil to live with when we vote? It's time for the parties to be dissolved and let people vote in government employees that do as voters ask, not pander to special interests and "causes" that are thinly veiled sales pitches for votes by duped citizens who think they are getting what the politicians sold them.What a load of dookie! Let's clean house and start over.
You are so right!

Since: Mar 10

Chico, CA

#14 Oct 15, 2010
All old out. All new in.
We R 1

Chico, CA

#15 Oct 15, 2010
Jim Reed is a fine man, a rural farmer and attorney, private pilot, and will serve us well as the representative for California's 2nd Congressional District. The fact that he is opposed by an out-of-touch and out of town and ultra-conservative named Wally Herger makes him by far our best choice. Rather than hide for fear of embarrasing himself as Wally did when last seen in the national media, Jim has repeatedly asked for Wally to debate. Wally has promised, then waffled, and now has his feeling hurt by what many might conclude is a reasonable explanation for his inconsistent and ineffective behavior of late. To make such a suggestion into a tempest is typical Republican spin doctoring - if you can't beat someone on the merits, then lets just blow insignificant events completely out of proportion and disparage those that might question your abilities.

Why should anyone want a partisan Republican party-line parrot to represent us when we can have a thoughtful listener and leader named Jim Reed do the job? Please take the time to learn more by going to www.reednow.com before casting your ballot. You will find that Jim can bring jobs and prosperity to the north state and help us recover from 24 years of Wally Herger padding his political bounty at our expense.
doozy

Anderson, CA

#16 Oct 15, 2010
MDC Red Bluff wrote:
All old out. All new in.
ok, dems start first.

Since: Sep 10

Chico, CA

#17 Oct 16, 2010
We R 1 wrote:
Jim Reed is a fine man, a rural farmer and attorney, private pilot, and will serve us well as the representative for California's 2nd Congressional District. The fact that he is opposed by an out-of-touch and out of town and ultra-conservative named Wally Herger makes him by far our best choice.
Well....that's yet to be seen. However, since I've become a one issue voter this go round, Reed will get my vote.

Although, had Wally Herger behaved more like a "ultra-conservative" representative I wouldn't give Jim Reed any political consideration at all.

Yes, I'm concentrating on the most important issue of our time, government corruption. Wally Herger is a long standing member of that syndicate. As an independent citizen who pays attention, I feel I'm qualified to be judge and jury when deciding the fate of all the incumbents.

The evidence has been the circus show of the past 20 years. Where politicians say one thing and do another, without shame, without hesitation, and so very in our faces while going about it. By simple discovery we can witness the largest of Herger's campaign contributors become more powerful year by year, morphing to be all that is wrong.

Is this country better off now then before Wally Herger? NO, and it's degraded exponentially, IMO. Herger didn't do alone by no means, but he was an eager and willing prostitute and member of the worst of our time. If he were a man of integrity he would literally get down on his knees and beg for our forgiveness and simply fade away, forfeiting any pension, perk, or reward.

Yes, I'll vote for Mr. Reed and if he were to get into office by winning in this district's political crowd, I'd immediately expect him, "ultra-grateful" and be completely and 100% dedicated to his constituents. If he should waver one iota, and start looking to his pimps.....he too is outa there.

Since: Sep 10

Chico, CA

#18 Oct 16, 2010
doozy wrote:
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ok, dems start first.
We should do it all together.
doozy

Anderson, CA

#19 Oct 16, 2010
Respectful effort wrote:
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We should do it all together.
A little something I fogot to mention (and it should have made you happy): Reps lost many incumbents and their incumbent control in '06 and '08. Dems will lose many incumbents and their incumbent control on Nov. 2. Since that seems to fulfill your larger point over 3 election cycles, again, you should be happy with the American people for their collective wisdom in that regard. Try being a "glass half full" kinda person. That or make your own party and take over everything...just sayin'. We each control 1 vote, after all.
John Taylor

Santa Rosa, CA

#20 Oct 16, 2010
Mr. Herger or his staff or his consulting minions have not categorically stated that he's free of dementia or Alzheimer's. They forget to state that it was Herger's own Republican cohorts that brought it up first during the Primary. Mr Reed only mentions it as a question. If Herger wants to clear this up and get the campaign back on track, debate Reed. But, somehow I feel that's not what Herger wants, he knows Reed is one smart individual about the issues/concerns of the district and the ways of DC. The gap is closing Wally !
John Taylor

Santa Rosa, CA

#21 Oct 16, 2010
Herger's quote that 'politicians will try to get away with anything they can' may ring true for the incumbent himself, there's not enough room to print the No votes Herger has made over the last 24 years that have negativley impacted our area. Not to mention the corporate monies he's taken for traded votes, especially tobacco & liquor, and these accepted by Mr. Herger, a good Mormon ? Google his contributions, any foreign donations listed ? Hope not, it's illegal.

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