Bronwyn's Harbor - IF — IF — Californians will WAKE THE F–K UP, they have to realize that Jerry Brown is a disaster and that there is ZERO chance that he will do anything to dig the bankrupt state out of its current mess. But too many Californians are goofy idealists (you know the type, “Oh can’t we all just get along and love each other”), and too many lack any iota of common sense, nor are they able to realize that a swift kick in the butt is exactly what the state’s Democratic party needs, and that the ONLY way to deliver that kick is by voting for Republicans in November. These loony-tunes need to act now, and realize that the world won’t end if they vote Republican and that our nation’s woes just might get better if, nationwide, we deliver a devastating message to politicians that they have to listen to us.
Here’s the latest on Jerry — and these are JAW-DROPPING:
(1) “Jerry Brown: Mammograms not effective,” Politico.com
(2) “The Other Jerry Brown Insult: Police Chiefs Don’t Read,
Legal Insurrection blog
(3) “Jerry Brown announces NOW endorsement one day after Meg Whitman slur,” L.A. Times PolitiCal blog. And I could swear that it was JERRY BROWN HIMSELF who called Meg Whitman a “whore” — it sure as hell sounds like his voice.
I am adding material here, but I just wanted to get these stories up right away. So check this below-the-fold section for additional quotes and information. Okay. I’ve added quotes from each story. If you’d like to read more, go to this section of Memeorandum.com, and click on the blog links so that you can read what other bloggers are saying about Brown’s statements. (NOTE: If you find any good quotes at other blogs, PLEASE share them in the comments below.)
OF NOTE: I have no clue if Meg Whitman will make a good governor, but the entire point of electing her, imo, is to shake the system up. It’s wholly impractical to hire Brown to be governor since all he’s done his entire life is government work. He’s never run a business. He is way too “California” and too inexperienced in everyday real life to make a good governor.
Besides, we need to scare the SHIT out of the entire political establishment in this nation.
Now, back to the three items at the top of the story:
(1) Jerry Brown: Mammograms not effective, Politico.com
Smelling blood after a Jerry Brown associate used the word “whore” in connection with Meg Whitman’s campaign strategy, Republican sources have provided a 15-year-old video of the Democratic gubernatorial hopeful dismissing mammograms in an old interview.
The trip to the vault comes as Brown’s camp has been on defense after The Los Angeles Times reported on a conversation between him and an associate, inadvertently left on a police union official’s voice mail, in which he discussed Whitman and the unions and suggested she’ll cut a deal over pensions. Another person is heard on the recording saying, “What about calling her a whore?” …
(2) The Other Jerry Brown Insult: Police Chiefs Don’t Read, Legal Insurrection blog
Jerry Brown was caught on audio agreeing with an aide who called Meg Whitman a “whore.” (Audio below at 1:55)
audio agreeing with an aide who called Meg Whitman a “whore.” (Audio below at 1:55)
Understandably, all the attention is focused on the “whore” comment. But there was another Brown insult which has not received any attention.
Beginning at 3:10 of the audio, Brown and his aides begin a discussion of Whitman’s proposed budget cuts. A female voice says “Yeah, Jerry, we’ve got to focus on the police chiefs, we got to get them [inaudible].” Another female voice in the background says “[Inaudible] I just want to make sure we talk about this.” Brown then says (at 3:20):
“I’m going to hit that out of the park, not that they read.”
[I]f I were a policeman in California, I’d be pretty upset with Brown’s snide and demeaning comment, which evidences a lack of respect.
(3) Jerry Brown announces NOW endorsement one day after Meg Whitman slur, L.A. Times PolitiCal blog. And I could swear that it was JERRY BROWN HIMSELF who called Meg Whitman a “whore” — it sure as hell sounds like his voice.
Jerry Brown announced he has received the endorsement of the National Organization for Women, less than 24 hours after the emergence of a recorded message in which Brown can be heard in a conversation with advisors in which someone calls Whitman a "whore." Coincidence? You be the judge.
Whitman's campaign pounced after the audio was made public, sending out a release Thursday night from spokeswoman Sarah Pompei calling the use of the term "an insult to both Meg Whitman and to the women of California. This is an appalling and unforgivable smear against Meg Whitman. At the very least Mr. Brown tacitly approved this despicable slur and he himself may have used the term at least once on this recording."
As if on cue, Brown's campaign Friday released the endorsement from NOW championing Brown's record on women's rights. "As Governor, Mayor, and Attorney General, Jerry Brown has promoted and defended women’s rights,” said California NOW President Patty Bellasalma.
“Jerry stands for fairness and equality and never ever backs down. We have every confidence that he will do the same as California’s next governor.”
“Meg Whitman is a pro-choice woman who was ranked among the world’s most accomplished women in business," said Whitman campaign manager Jillian Hasner. "She’s now running to become the first woman governor in California’s history, and on the same day that it’s reported Jerry Brown’s campaign called her a ‘whore,’ the National Organization [for] Women endorses him. It’s official: NOW is a partisan organization.”
"It's not surprising they would manufacture some excuse about why they didn't get NOW's endorsement" said Brown spokesman Sterling Clifford.
Boy oh boy.
In ANY other state, these statements would finish a candidate.
I think it is critical to note that these are NOT gaffes or “misstatements” or an unwise comment made in a heated moment. No way. These statements by Brown are ALL about what Jerry Brown actually believes.
Have you ever lived in California? It takes living there — not just visiting — to begin to get a real feel for how most Californians think and operate. I lived there for four years, and loved much about that period of my life. But I couldn’t get over the impractical, gauzy, often goofy thinking of too many Californians I met.
I just pray that there are enough Californians who WAKE UP by November, and figure out that it is WAY PAST TIME to shake things up in that state.