Woolsey makes bid for 10th term

Woolsey makes bid for 10th term

There are 153 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Oct 9, 2010, titled Woolsey makes bid for 10th term. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Seeking her 10th term in Congress, Democrat Rep. Lynn Woolsey faces a Republican opponent who is voicing the same themes as many Tea Party candidates around the country while denying any direct connections to the movement.

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mwrg

San Francisco, CA

#21 Oct 10, 2010
Marin Conservative wrote:
Woolsey is a symbol of all that is wrong with this country.
You are correct. And yet, I'm not sure how she doesn't get re-elected.

Marin County: an embarrassment of riches. So much so, that the rich are embarrassed.
mwrg

San Francisco, CA

#22 Oct 10, 2010
Day Hiker wrote:
Woolsey said, "We'll know if I'm out of touch after this election. So far over these nine elections people have told me I'm very much in touch with them."
Easy to say when your the incumbent in a gerry meandered district. Her mantra is social justice—that's a Marxist philosophy—take from those who work hard and are successful and give to those who aren't. She's been on the public dole her entire life, has the worst record in congress regarding illegal immigration and has never said no to a tax increase or uncontrolled spending. The only thing she votes against is our military and those who serve our country. Her health care ideals are delusional lies and will lower standards, are already raising costs and are driving health care professionals out of the profession. She is our embarrassment in congress and if you ever listen to her you go away wondering what person in their right mind would ever vote for this twit.
Once again, well said. The only good news is that her vote becomes more or less irrelevant after election day.
mwrg

San Francisco, CA

#23 Oct 10, 2010
It's disgusting that the rest of this country clearly gets it now (a fact that will become all too obvious come election day).

But no, No. California can't seem to figure it out. Are we really going to be stuck with kooks like this into perpetuity?

Since: Mar 10

Novato, CA

#24 Oct 10, 2010
Woolsey: too old, too liberal and unfortunately too entrenched in the minds of the voters in Marin. Sorry, I will NOT be voting for this relic. I totally agree with Bunny as well!

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#25 Oct 10, 2010
Shucks, Bill..
curious jo

San Rafael, CA

#26 Oct 10, 2010
This column seems to have a definite anti-Judd sentiment, poorly cloaked. Woolsey has been an ineffective representative; she seems incapable of original thought or intellectual discourse.

I think it's time to give someone else a shot at it. This constant recycling of politicians, like Jerry Brown, is absurd. It makes me think of that definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Not going to happen! Woolsey will remain ineffective if elected, Brown would be just as lousy as governor as he was the first time.
Day Hiker

Novato, CA

#27 Oct 10, 2010
Woolsey is one of those "elites" who is ruining our country but insulates herself from the ruin. If you want to see Woolsey's genius in action, just watch this video:
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mwrg

San Francisco, CA

#28 Oct 10, 2010
curious jo wrote:
This column seems to have a definite anti-Judd sentiment, poorly cloaked. Woolsey has been an ineffective representative; she seems incapable of original thought or intellectual discourse.
I think it's time to give someone else a shot at it. This constant recycling of politicians, like Jerry Brown, is absurd. It makes me think of that definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Not going to happen! Woolsey will remain ineffective if elected, Brown would be just as lousy as governor as he was the first time.
The thing is though jo, she is totally effective at ramming her agenda down all of our throats. I'll take a paralyzed government any day of the week. The Woolsey's of the world think they know what's best and are constantly putting that "authority" to use.
district6voter

Newark, CA

#29 Oct 10, 2010
It would be much more helpful to voters to have access to the comments of the candidates without so much editing and unnecessary interpretation by "experts" with their own biases. A transcript of the conversation they had with the IJ would allow voters to make up their own minds. I want to know what the candidates said, not what others think about what they said. It is my job to decide how to evaluate them, not a newspaper's to try to think for me.

Many groups and individuals, officially Tea Party or not, have the same concerns these days. Regular people are not satisfied with what is happening in Washington D.C.(or Sacramento, or the county seat, for that matter). They are very worried about the huge debts being accumulated by government. They are disenchanted because their federal government isn't properly controlling illegal immigration. They do not agree with the politicians who want to control more and more of their lives (such as health care). They worry about dwindling jobs, and uncertain economic times.

Lynn Woolsey has indeed won nine congressional elections in a row, but I think it was because too many of us voters were just not paying enough attention to what she and her colleagues were doing on Capitol Hill. Maybe it is still the case that not enough people are paying attention. We'll see come Election Day.

Hopefully, the people will look more closely at the incumbent and see that she is for open borders and sometimes seems to care more for citizens of other countries than for those of her own. That she is willing to spend trillions and put that debt on the backs of everyone's children and grandchildren. That she is so busy running after economic and social "justice" in her role as co-chair of the far-left Congressional Progressive Caucus that she hasn't done much at all to help reduce high unemployment, especially in the private sector. Voters have a right to be upset and even outraged at some of the unacceptable Congressional bills that have been passed over the American people's express objections. Lynn Woolsey and her colleagues don't think what you and I say matters. She has her agenda and she wants to pursue it even though much of it flies in the face of reason and good governance.

Jim Judd has made his priorities clear in many town halls around Marin and Sonoma. Jobs, the economy, and uncontrolled government spending will be his top issues in Washington D.C. and here in our district. He understands business and the need to balance budgets much better than Lynn Woolsey. He has also promised to listen to and truly represent us, the people. And isn't that the way is it supposed to be?

I hope every voter will do his/her own research on the candidates. Perhaps this time a majority of us will decide that Lynn Woolsey has been in office long enough and retire her.
Drunken Spew Off Topic

Ashburn, VA

#30 Oct 10, 2010
Whitman Drunk with Power wrote:
Why is there nothing in the IJ about the Whitman-Brown Debate at Dominican University in San Rafael this week? Is this not newsworthy?? unbelievable. Anyway, here is my favorite Whitman comment "Whitman is highly ambitious and aggressive," said Jennifer Chatman, a professor of leadership at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. "It would be naïve to think that one could survive in politics without at least some minimum level of these attributes. The problem is that, as research has shown, people who internalize the power they attain become a bit less careful and a little more bold, exemplified in the term 'drunk with power."
Topic is Woolsey, not being Woozy....
San Rafaelite

San Rafael, CA

#31 Oct 10, 2010
How can intelligent people vote for a dolt like Woolsey yet again. She is an embarrassment to the governing bodies in the U.S.
Oscar the Grouch

Petaluma, CA

#33 Oct 10, 2010
""Sobel said the odds are stacked against a Judd victory, "because Woolsey is extremely popular in her district. She's never been seriously challenged. It's a very liberal district."

The district includes all of Marin County and most of Sonoma County. There are 190,777 registered Democrats in the district, 74,766 registered Republicans, 2,026 Libertarians and 807 Peace and Freedom Party members.""

Holy Moley! A legend in her own mind. With Democratic registration numbers like that, Obama's dog would get ten terms. Fact is, Obama's dog has a higher IQ than Woolsey. She's just a dependable vote for the Democrats in Congress, so they keep her neutralized in Washington. Meanwhile, we get NO real representation. Sad state of affairs, really.

Anything's better than those fascist TeaBaggers, though. Remember back in the Nam when we'd "burn a villiage to save it?" Yea, well, voting for Woolsey is like "throwing away your vote to save it." Been there, done that, will probably do it again. Damn the Democratic Party. Isn't there any worthwhile intelligent person who wants to run for office anymore?
Lesser of two evils

Novato, CA

#34 Oct 10, 2010
We're not electing Glenn Beck, we're trying to get rid of a socialist carpetbagger. But as usual the election is rigged with nothing but losers. Until the day comes that candidates are interested in representing their constituents instead of their personal beliefs or the influence of business the system is doomed.
mwrg

San Francisco, CA

#35 Oct 10, 2010
Oscar the Grouch wrote:
""Sobel said the odds are stacked against a Judd victory, "because Woolsey is extremely popular in her district. She's never been seriously challenged. It's a very liberal district."
The district includes all of Marin County and most of Sonoma County. There are 190,777 registered Democrats in the district, 74,766 registered Republicans, 2,026 Libertarians and 807 Peace and Freedom Party members.""
Holy Moley! A legend in her own mind. With Democratic registration numbers like that, Obama's dog would get ten terms. Fact is, Obama's dog has a higher IQ than Woolsey. She's just a dependable vote for the Democrats in Congress, so they keep her neutralized in Washington. Meanwhile, we get NO real representation. Sad state of affairs, really.
Anything's better than those fascist TeaBaggers, though. Remember back in the Nam when we'd "burn a villiage to save it?" Yea, well, voting for Woolsey is like "throwing away your vote to save it." Been there, done that, will probably do it again. Damn the Democratic Party. Isn't there any worthwhile intelligent person who wants to run for office anymore?
Now that you've said it, please show us all the examples of "Fascism" within the various Tea Party groups.
IHateToSayIt

Novato, CA

#36 Oct 10, 2010
I have socially known Lynn since she was first elected.
It doesn't bother me that she is a communist, socialist, geriatric, etc.
It bothers me that she is dumb, and she's been our rep for this long. It is embarrassing. She isn't just dumb, but she is an ABSOLUTE IDIOT.
People may not like Joe Nation, but he's the only one in 20 years that has had the courage to stand up to the "establishment" & run against her in the primary.
Can't wait for your forced retirement Lynn.
WorthlessWoolsey

San Leandro, CA

#37 Oct 10, 2010
What has Lynn Woolsey accomplished? I called her office for DAYS asking when she was going to hold a townhall meeting earlier this year, and was given the run-around until one day her staff said she had held a town hall meeting by calling people at random in a conference phone call! Next, I called for days and she promised to vote NO on the bankster bailout, but instead voted YES and gave billions of tax dollars with no strings attached so that stockbrokers could get big bonuses. She is a lying politician with no sense of responsibility to citizens. She is worthless, and needs to be retired. Jim Judd at least has started and grown a business here, and knows what a real job is, and how to create work, not steal our money and give it to Goldman Sachs like Worthless Woolsey has. Lynn Woolsey has accomplished NOTHING. Marin has potholes galore, and she is handing our hard-earned cash to international bankers. Oh, and my medial insurance just went up 12% in October.Lynn has to be retired NOW.
Timelessman

San Rafael, CA

#38 Oct 10, 2010
Seriously, I think we would be better off choosing our representatives from a random drawing of citizens over 30 who can pass a basic literacy test. No more fund raising. No more expensive campaigning listening to ridiculous promises that they can't keep. No more "representatives" whose primary allegiances are to party bosses and financial donors.
mwrg

San Francisco, CA

#39 Oct 10, 2010
Timelessman wrote:
Seriously, I think we would be better off choosing our representatives from a random drawing of citizens over 30 who can pass a basic literacy test. No more fund raising. No more expensive campaigning listening to ridiculous promises that they can't keep. No more "representatives" whose primary allegiances are to party bosses and financial donors.
One of the most intelligent people to have roamed this planet more or less agrees with you:

"I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."

----William F. Buckley, Jr.
mwrg

San Francisco, CA

#40 Oct 10, 2010
Timelessman wrote:
Seriously, I think we would be better off choosing our representatives from a random drawing of citizens over 30 who can pass a basic literacy test. No more fund raising. No more expensive campaigning listening to ridiculous promises that they can't keep. No more "representatives" whose primary allegiances are to party bosses and financial donors.
The left does not now, nor has it ever, held either the moral or intellectual high ground.

Social "Justice" is all about taking from one person, and giving it to someone else. If the government weren't involved, it would simply be referred to as theft. Hardly a moral proposition and the exact opposite of "justice". No?

One of the best examples of "Social Justice" is concept of Affirmative Action, which is founded on the belief that the best way to correct discrimination on the part of individuals is through discrimination on the part of the government. Solving a problem by repeating the cause of said problem, but on a mass scale. Does that qualify as intellectually sound to you?

These are the things Lynn Woolsey believes in. A vote for her is a vote for an ignorant thief. That is who you want overseeing the Congressional District in which you live?
curious jo

San Rafael, CA

#41 Oct 10, 2010
IHateToSayIt of Novato gave me the best laugh I've had in ages! I mealymouthed around, avoiding calling her dumb, or an idiot, by using the p.c. terms "incapable of intellectual discourse." I far prefer yours! It has always astounded me that someone of such meager intelligence could keep getting elected. I hope the Libertarians and Green Party folks will vote for Judd to help get him elected.

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