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Friday, January 24, 2014

Time for Swalwell to Start Owning Up to his Record of Legislative Mulligans

CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | ANALYSIS | Rep. Eric Swalwell is for extending unemployment insurance, which is nice. But, why didn't he righteously stand for over 1.3 million out-of-work Americans the first time around when he voted for a short-term budget proposal that noticeably did not include renewed funding for unemployment benefits?

This week, Swalwell said without a hint of pretense, he is now a major defender of restoring these benefits. "I came to Congress to fight for families like these--who worked hard, played by the rules, and lost their jobs through no fault of their own," he said. Swalwell then plumbed a prime quote in a column last week by the Washington Post's Dana Milbank, who triumphantly portrayed him saying,“I ask unanimous consent to bring up H.R. 3824 to end the Republicans’ refusal to extend unemployment benefits that affect 355,000.”

All this common man bluster, however, is designed to deceive voters in the 15th Congressional District, make them believe Swalwell is in their corner, when in fact, he's merely taking all sides of an issue. Swalwell now says "Extending unemployment benefits is the right thing to do and makes economic sense. Failure to extend emergency unemployment insurance will cost the economy 240,000 jobs this year." Conversely, when fellow East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee was confronted with the House budget compromise, she voted no and called leaving unemployment benefits on the table "morally wrong" and "economically stupid."

In addition, Swalwell's latest publicity push now features 20 other House Democrats who also support extending unemployment insurance. However, in December, the group Swalwell professes to lead, a bipartisan group of freshman representatives called the United Solutions Caucus, sidestepped the issue. Are we to gather a moderate Swalwell who reaches across the aisle to solve problems, including whether an out-of-work American will eat tonight, actually means turning his back on the least fortunate and siding with Republicans? Whether Swalwell is a "flip-flopper," a politician without a moral compass, a casualty of the House Democratic leadership or a victim of his own naivete, he has played this game of obfuscation before.

Last February, Swalwell voted for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which allows the government access to your personal Web histories. (Read "Swalwell's Finger to the Wind Relationship with Private Rights") You may recall, some of the biggest Internet sites went dark for a day in protest of the bill. However, in May, Edward Snowden pulled back the veil on the National Security Agency's prying eyes and the issue of privacy became the story of the year. In July, an amendment tucked inside a defense appropriation bill contained a prohibition on the NSA's policy of collecting wholesale cell phone records of innocent Americans. Swalwell, of course, was now all for the amendment and took to social media to express his strong support for privacy rights.

On both occasions, Swalwell was offered a fortuitous mulligan to retake shots that swung wildly to right. However, if you listen to how the local corporate media tells it, the past votes never happened. There is nothing to see here. The young congressman shows up for public meetings and uses Skype to speak to City Councils, they repeat like a drumbeat. According to them, Swalwell never voted against unemployment insurance and he never voted for government intrusion in your private lives.

83 comments:

  1. The fact is Swalwell does speak out of both sides of his mouth, says one thing to one group and just the opposite to another. He really stands for nothing but taking our hard earned taxpayer money. He is a flip-flopper and a sneaky liar to his constituents. I used to think this flip-flopper was an idiot, but now I think anyone who believes him and votes for him is the idiot.

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  2. Good man who will do more good in the next session.

    He gets our votes.

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  3. Doesn't get our votes because as the article points out he is two-faced and flip flops on issues. My family will be voting for Ellen Corbett. A good man doesn't keep lying to us.

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  4. I agree Ellen Corbett in 2014. She is a much better politician an has done more for Seniors, children,women, the environment, consumers, working families, teachers, nurses, and on and on.. Swalwell has accomplished next to nothing on the Dublin city council or since he's been in Congress.

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  5. So stoked about Eric!

    My daughters and I are going to be celebrating all night long at his re-election victory.

    Wondering if Whorbett will be as fucked-up as Fortney or whether she'll make her concession call. Needs to be gracious in defeat--if she's even a candidate. Don't think she has the 'balls' to run. Oh well.

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  6. Anon above-------with sexists like you supporting Eric Swalwell, Ellen Corbett will win for sure. Didn't know we had a Tea Party dinosaur left in the District. She has more balls than the flip flopping, say one thing do another Congressman. Voted for him last time, but it's Congresswoman Ellen Corbett this time.

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  7. Thank you Steven for another good article. I hope every one reads Swalwell's finger to the wind relationship with private rights. It should scare conservatives, moderates and progressives all. In reality Eric is giving the middle finger to all of us. I didn't think it was possible for one person to mess up so much in one term. Vote Ellen Corbett in 2014.

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  8. I'm always receiving his emails and anyone that has to ask us whether we support extending unemployment benefits is undeserving of his office. It is what we voted you in for, start representing your district with some backbone and prove to the people you can lead from the floor and not my inbox. I love Ellen Corbett but I don't like dem on dem fighting. But at this point swalwell is acting like a swing district blue dog.

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  9. So stoked about Eric!

    My daughters and I are going to be celebrating all night long at his re-election victory.

    Wondering if Whorbett will be as fucked-up as Fortney or whether she'll make her concession call. Needs to be gracious in defeat--if she's even a candidate. Don't think she has the 'balls' to run. Oh well.

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  10. Meanwhile, the public will not pay any attention to this race before May.
    Even that won't count for much until October.

    Ellen will need some juice to knock him out of office.
    Perhaps she's hiding her cards, though I can't imagine what it is that would grab the voter's attention.
    Has to be something more than the usual bickering we see here.

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  11. Anon 9:58-----with sexists like you supporting Eric Swalwell, Ellen Corbett will win for sure. Didn't know we had a Tea Party dinosaur left in the District. She has more balls than the flip flopping, say one thing do another Congressman. Voted for him last time, but it's Congresswoman Ellen Corbett this time.

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  12. Agree with 11:46 post. Taking away benefits from 1.3 million Americans like Eric voted to do was heartless, and I'm also switching my vote this time to Ellen. Can't trust flip-floppers.

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  13. http://articles.latimes.com/1993-04-16/local/me-23626_1_auto-insurance-fraud

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  14. This article is about fair and balanced as Fox News. Republicans were threatening another budget impasse if the Democrats insisted on keeping the federal extensions for the unemployed (beyond six months). The Democrats thought and did introduce a separate bill solely for the unemployment extension in order to shame the Republicans for voting NO on these benefits. Most Bay Area Dems including Pelosi, Speier, Huffman, Miller, Honda, and McNerney voted exactly like Swalwell - so come on! And you wonder why the Congressman doesn't return your request for an interview. You can only get burned so many times before you ask, why bother? Pick a real issue to hit him on or at least let your readers know the real story.

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  15. Just to show the spin - an article could be written on the budget vote stating the Barbara Lee voted exactly like Republicans Tom McClintock, Dana Rohrabacher, and South Carolina's Mark Sanford, the former governor who went AWOL for the South American mistress. So - it does a disservice to your readers to not give the whole story.

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  16. Good deal, 8:07.

    These Whorbett hoes have nowhere to go and they know it.

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  17. And Tea Baggers have nothing but insults

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  18. When it comes to reading this site and Swalwell, you must remember the title is EAST BAY Citizen, not U.S. Citizen. My job is to report on the Swalwell and Lee as it pertains to the values of the East Bay. Swalwell is a freshman and there are larger Beltway factors in his vote, but leaving the least advantage's terms on the table is not an East Bay value. He gave it short shrift and then became a big supporter. Frankly, Eric Swalwell creates more work for me than every other local politician combined. He's all over the place and totally unpredictable. I'm looking for a rosetta stone in this guy's political heart and I'm not finding one. Sadly, my default setting is simply to believe his real goal in public service is fame. That's a big thing coming from me because I believe even the most corrupt politicians at the core are in public service to help people. Swalwell? I have no idea what he's about.

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  19. He's about doing his job. He attends hearings, votes, committees, and is ALWAYS in his district each weekend. Hell of a lot more than many other members of congress.

    As for 'East Bay values,' tread very lightly here, Steve. I've lived in Alameda County for more than 40 years. I'm a registered Democrat. But both of those points are irrelevant.

    People, and their values, points of view, beliefs, desires, dreams, etc., come in all different shapes and sizes. You're too smart not to know this. Bottom line: even within a singular party such as the Democrats, there are different spectrums of 'values.'

    A sage would recognize that Congressman Swalwell is somewhat like his predecessor and also like himself. In short, he's his own man. And that is exactly as it should be.

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  20. He shows up for work? Is that what you put on your annual job performance review? Hey boss, I show up for work. Ridiculous and I'm not going to offer it up in any knowledgeable conversation.

    The idea (talking point) that Swalwell shows up in the district is based on a totally false argument that the other guy was absent. Stark was here all the time. I saw it with my own eyes. In fact, you want me to be easy on the guy. I don't hand out trophies for just being on the team, you have to score a few goals once in awhile.

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  21. Anon...who thinks Tea Party members are sexists...you're an idiot.

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  22. Furthermore...I look forward to see the Congressman pander the 100 Club Members at the annual dinner Feb 5, hopefully not showing up late like last time. Or giving the same speech about handing out gym towels.

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  23. Again, Steve, you just don't get it. The man IS doing his job. He's fulfilling the duties of an elected member of congress. He is present and performing. You are referring to an absence of pet projects. There is no stipulation in the Constitution that a member of congress do these. In fact, some would refer to them as pork.

    The last time I checked taking votes, having debate on the floor of the House, creating and offering legislation, responding to constituent needs and concerns, giving speeches, attending community functions, and much, much more ARE the job of a congress person. Since Mr. Swalwell continually does all of these, it shows that you have no grasp of the duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Constitution.

    Further, when I referred to him 'being in the district each weekend,' I wasn't comparing him to his predecessor. No such comparison is necessary. Simply making the declarative point that the man comes back to the district, again, and again, and again. On that there is no doubt or debate, even from his detractors.

    To use your analogy, I, and many, many others throughout the district, believe he is already 'scoring' very well. One might even say batting 1000. In fact, I just did.

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  24. No, I get. He's lowering the bar for expectations. My readers, however, don't come here for simple analysis like Eric Swalwell is doing a good job because he shows up. In fact, that's a talking point along with the tally of miles he's flown from here to Washington. A freshman from West Virginia can also show up for work just as well as Swalwell and not be able to trumpet excessive airlines miles simply because of the proximity to his state as opposed to California.

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  25. The man is doing his job and, depending upon one's point of view, doing it very well.

    I'm not sure what you mean by 'analysis.' Again, it all goes back to point of view, which is subjective by definition.

    There are those who don't like him for this, that, and the other--whatever those might be. I have been impressed with this outsider--ran against the establishment--who has represented me and our district very well.

    At the end of the day, it always come down to one's love-hate for either the candidate or his/her possible opponent[s].

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  26. Steve, since this is East Bay Citizen is not US Citizen, should readers not expect any more coverage of the Honda/Khanna race? No? Then why not critize Mike Honda for voting the exact same way as Swalwell? Or does that not fit in with the bias "reporting"?

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  27. Steve,
    Where is the criticism of George Miller for voting and acting exactly the Same as Swalwell? You said "Miller rose to become one of the Bay Area's most liberal members of Congress." just last week. Why no accusation of flip flopping for him?

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  28. Thank you 10:40am. Beat me to it. Can add Pelosi, Garamendi, et al. to the yest votes. I thought token no votes to preserve one's ideological purity was the stuff of the TeaBaggers.

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  29. Stick to this topic first. However, if I was painted into a corner I'd want to talk about the other guy, too.

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  30. Drum Roll _Loved your article Steven and I'll be voting for Ellen.

    The fact is Swalwell does speak out of both sides of his mouth, says one thing to one group and just the opposite to another. He really stands for nothing but taking our hard earned taxpayer money. He is a flip-flopper and a sneaky liar to his constituents. I used to think this flip-flopper was an idiot, but now I think anyone who believes him and votes for him is the idiot.

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  31. Steve,
    Happy to stick to this topic. The topic as I read it is... You hate Swalwell. You take any opportunity to malign him. You don't hold any other congressperson in the East Bay to the same standard. Pretty transparent and funny. Now I await the usual "You are just a Swalwell staffer" etc.

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  32. Anon above.......If the shoe fits. Most of us do believe you are a Swalwell staffer.

    The topic is Swalwell flip-flops and you haven't even tried to address all of his flip-flops and mistakes.

    I voted for him last time and can't stand someone who is two-faced. I'll be voting for Ellen this time even if I don't agree with her all the time, because at least I know where she stands.

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  33. Another good article. I hope every one reads Swalwell's finger to the wind relationship with private rights. It should scare conservatives, moderates and progressives all. In reality Eric is giving the middle finger to all of us. I didn't think it was possible for one person to mess up so much in one term. Vote Ellen Corbett in 2014.

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  34. Many different people, both in government and outside, change their views, opinions, beliefs, etc. everyday. The last time I checked it wasn't against the law. In fact there are some, though not me, who refer to it as 'evolution' of belief.

    The bottom line: Who gives a flying fu**k!

    You people never supported him and always malign him. If he says 'up,' then it's 'down.' Very boring, biased, and frankly, bigoted. Get over it already.

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  35. As for 'mistakes,' I believe you're referring to votes, positions, and issues with which you don't agree. Your right.

    Guessing that many others refer to his 'mistakes' as doing the work that we sent him to Washington for.

    Bottom line: sour grapes on your part. Tough luck.

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  36. I don't hate anybody. However, I hate our overpaid corporate political scribes turn their head away from Swalwell. It's institutional. So if you detect an unfairness is the coverage in relation to other nearby members of Congress, then maybe its because I'm attempting to create an equilibrium in the coverage of Swalwell. Because what they write is not what I've seen from the first time I saw Swalwell in person to now. His disrespect to me and reporters who have worked for me is odd since he needs Hayward to win and the East Bay Citizen is Hayward's de facto newspaper of record and the site Alameda County Democratic Party officials rely on for their news..

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  37. Keep telling the truth EBCitizen because this flip flopping congressman needs to be exposed for the fraud he is. You have changed the mind of this previous Swalwell supporter and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett this year because I think she is more trustworthy and sincere.

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  38. Shame on Swalwell for cutting off benefits for 1.3 million Americans. The extension of federal benefits was started by Bush and continued by both parties when the unemployment rate was this high.

    It's about real people, people with families struggling to meet mortgage payments, struggling to put food on the table, to make ends meet, and includes 200,000 military veterans among those folk who are losing their benefits.

    This is why my friends and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett this year....she has a heart and cares about the 90% of us who aren't rich too.

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  39. He is doing his job! Just check out all those cheesy Youtube videos he makes ... oh and handing out Xmas trees.

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  40. Wow-look it's the swalwell troll attacking again with no message at all because he has no defense for his boss. Try sticking to issues if you can. Oh wait, you don't know what side of an issue your boss is on because he changes his mind depending on which way the wind is blowing!

    Calling another candidate names does nothing to help your flip flopping boss. It just shows he has a staffer who's a sexist. Most of us will be voting for Ellen Corbett because swalwell tries to be on both sids of controversial issues

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  41. Agree with 5:28 post. Taking away benefits from 1.3 million Americans like Eric voted to do was heartless, and I'm also switching my vote this time to Ellen. Can't trust flip-floppers.

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  42. Swalwell campaign HQ memo tasks for staff/volunteers
    1) please read EB Citizen blog message board.
    2) Please read Tea Bag talking points
    3) Watch Fox News
    4) Cut & Paste weekly response for EB Citizen message board
    5) Repeat steps 1-4

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  43. People forget that there has to be some sort of compromise. I do not support unemployment benefits being reduced or taken away. But remember PEOPLE THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE COMPROMISE. AS FAR AS I KNOW THE NEW FRESHMAN CLASS ACTUALLY DID WHAT THEY WERE VOTED FOR. BUT ITS OK I KNOW MOST PEOPLE JUST TALK ABOUT POLITICS WHILE NOT HAVING ANY IDEA OF WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.

    ALSO WHY IS SENATOR CORBETT EVEN RUNNING FOR CONGRESS, SHE WOULD HAVE A BETTER CHANCE IN RUNNING FOR A STATE WIDE POSITION.

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  44. I'm awaiting Swalwell's latest Youtube video. Maybe he'll be selling flowers at the side of the freeway for Valentine's Day?

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  45. Anon 3:59 ---you must really be worried ---all caps. Bye, Bye staffer, and hello Congresswoman Corbett.

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  46. Shame on Swalwell for cutting off benefits for 1.3 million Americans. The extension of federal benefits was started by Bush and continued by both parties when the unemployment rate was this high.

    It's about real people, people with families struggling to meet mortgage payments, struggling to put food on the table, to make ends meet, and includes 200,000 military veterans among those folk who are losing their benefits.

    This is why my friends and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett this year....she has a heart and cares about the 90% of us who aren't rich too.

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  47. Wow, I don't live or work or in the district (cue you calling me a Swalwell staffer) I just find it funny that nobody points the same vitriolic guns at Nancy Pelosi or George Miller. My only takeaway here is that you dislike Swalwell, not for his votes (identical to Pelosi/miller), but because he dared to take on the party establishment. Based on the trach record of those who comment on these posts(see all comments in favor of Stark pre 2012 election, I am confident Swalwell will survive and thrive.

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  48. Also, Steven, I would love you have coffee with you and discuss your irrational hatred of Swalwell that blinds you to true reporting. You do an amazing job of discussing things that need coverage. It's just your occasional slanted, obvious, bias that holds you back from true acceptance.

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  49. Last 2 posts definitely a Swalwell staffer. Swalwell could of voted like Barbara Lee. Instead, he bragged about cutting off the benefits of 1.3 million Americans and 200,000 veterans at Christmas time. Don't criticize Steven, criticize Swalwell. He was heartless and showed no remorse. My family will be voting for Ellen Corbett because of this. Maybe Swalwell will see the error of his ways when he's unemployed.

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  50. Keep telling the truth EBCitizen because this flip flopping congressman needs to be exposed for the fraud he is. You have changed the mind of this previous Swalwell supporter and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett this year because I think she is more trustworthy and sincere.

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  51. Thank you Steven . Keep posting the truth. All the major newspapers in the Bay Area are owned by ultra-conservative right wingers. None of them have independent journalists. They all follow the company line and do what they are told to do.

    Anon above is definitely a Swalwell staffer. Come Jan 1st of next year that staffer will be out of work and looking for unemployment benefits. Our new Congresswoman will be Ellen Corbett, and most of us can't wait for the progressive change.

    p.s. Try and stay on topic of Swalwell flip flopping and sticking it to 1.3 million Americans by cutting off their unemployment benefits during the Holiday season and then bragging about it. In contrast Barbara Lee did the right thing and voted against the cut.

    Ellen Corbett should win easily against this heartless incumbent!

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  52. Wow, I don't live or work or in the district (cue you calling me a Swalwell staffer) I just find it funny that nobody points the same vitriolic guns at Nancy Pelosi or George Miller. My only takeaway here is that you dislike Swalwell, not for his votes (identical to Pelosi/miller), but because he dared to take on the party establishment. Based on the trach record of those who comment on these posts(see all comments in favor of Stark pre 2012 election, I am confident Swalwell will survive and thrive.

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  53. Swalwell campaign HQ memo tasks for staff/volunteers
    1) please read EB Citizen blog message board.
    2) Please read Tea Bag talking points
    3) Watch Fox News
    4) Cut & Paste weekly response for EB Citizen message board
    5) Repeat steps 1-4

    This week's talking point to cut & paste ( "Wow , I don't live or work in the district ... )

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  54. Post at 8:46 definitely a Swalwell staffer. Swalwell could of voted like Barbara Lee. Instead, he bragged about cutting off the benefits of 1.3 million Americans and 200,000 veterans at Christmas time. Don't criticize Steven, criticize Swalwell. He was heartless and showed no remorse. My family will be voting for Ellen Corbett because of this. Maybe Swalwell will see the error of his ways when he's unemployed.

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  55. Person who wants to have coffee with me: You're telling me I do such a fantastic job of covering issues in this area, but I fail miserably about one guy, Eric Swalwell, the guy you support. Unfortunately for you and your agenda, my insights into his first year in Congress are impeccable and, in fact, the only credible coverage in the area.

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  56. Wow, I don't live or work or in the district (cue you calling me a Swalwell staffer) I just find it funny that nobody points the same vitriolic guns at Nancy Pelosi or George Miller. My only takeaway here is that you dislike Swalwell, not for his votes (identical to Pelosi/miller), but because he dared to take on the party establishment. Based on the trach record of those who comment on these posts(see all comments in favor of Stark pre 2012 election, I am confident Swalwell will survive and thrive.

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  57. Swalwell campaign HQ memo tasks for staff/volunteers
    1) please read EB Citizen blog message board.
    2) Please read Tea Bag talking points
    3) Watch Fox News
    4) Cut & Paste weekly response for EB Citizen message board
    5) Repeat steps 1-4

    This week's talking point to cut & paste ( "Wow , I don't live or work in the district ... )

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  58. Post at 8:39 definitely a Swalwell troll/staffer. Swalwell could of voted like Barbara Lee. Instead, he bragged about cutting off the benefits of 1.3 million Americans and 200,000 veterans at Christmas time. Don't criticize Steven, criticize Swalwell. He was heartless and showed no remorse. My family will be voting for Ellen Corbett because of this. Maybe Swalwell will see the error of his ways when he's unemployed.

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  59. Anon2:52-----with sexists like you supporting Eric Swalwell, Ellen Corbett will win for sure. Didn't know we had a Tea Party dinosaur left in the District. She has more balls than the flip flopping, say one thing do another Congressman. Voted for him last time, but it's Congresswoman Ellen Corbett this time.

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  60. Thank you Steven . Keep posting the truth. All the major newspapers in the Bay Area are owned by ultra-conservative right wingers. None of them have independent journalists. They all follow the company line and do what they are told to do.

    Anon above is definitely a Swalwell staffer. Come Jan 1st of next year that staffer will be out of work and looking for unemployment benefits. Our new Congresswoman will be Ellen Corbett, and most of us can't wait for the progressive change.

    p.s. Try and stay on topic of Swalwell flip flopping and sticking it to 1.3 million Americans by cutting off their unemployment benefits during the Holiday season and then bragging about it. In contrast Barbara Lee did the right thing and voted against the cut.

    Ellen Corbett should win easily against this heartless incumbent!

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  61. Wow, I don't live or work or in the district (cue you calling me a Swalwell staffer) I just find it funny that nobody points the same vitriolic guns at Nancy Pelosi or George Miller. My only takeaway here is that you dislike Swalwell, not for his votes (identical to Pelosi/miller), but because he dared to take on the party establishment. Based on the trach record of those who comment on these posts(see all comments in favor of Stark pre 2012 election, I am confident Swalwell will survive and thrive.

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  62. Post at 9:13, definitely a Swalwell troll/staffer. Swalwell could of voted like Barbara Lee. Instead, he bragged about cutting off the benefits of 1.3 million Americans and 200,000 veterans at Christmas time. Don't criticize Steven, criticize Swalwell. He was heartless and showed no remorse. My family will be voting for Ellen Corbett because of this. Maybe Swalwell will see the error of his ways when he's unemployed.

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  63. So stoked about Eric!

    My daughters and I are going to be celebrating all night long at his re-election victory.

    Wondering if Whorbett will be as fucked-up as Fortney or whether she'll make her concession call. Needs to be gracious in defeat--if she's even a candidate. Don't think she has the 'balls' to run. Oh well.

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  64. Anon above-------with sexists like you supporting Eric Swalwell, Ellen Corbett will win for sure. Didn't know we had a Tea Party dinosaur left in the District. She has more balls than the flip flopping, say one thing do another Congressman. Voted for him last time, but it's Congresswoman Ellen Corbett this time.

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  65. Let's stick to the topic Swalwell Troll:

    Shame on Swalwell for cutting off benefits for 1.3 million Americans. The extension of federal benefits was started by Bush and continued by both parties when the unemployment rate was this high.

    It's about real people, people with families struggling to meet mortgage payments, struggling to put food on the table, to make ends meet, and includes 200,000 military veterans among those folk who are losing their benefits.

    This is why my friends and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett this year....she has a heart and cares about the 90% of us who aren't rich too. Shame on Swalwell.

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  66. So stoked about Eric, now that he has the Ellison endorsement! Really had to be earned. I'm with him for sure.

    My daughters and I are going to be celebrating all night long at his re-election victory.

    Wondering if Whorbett will be as fucked-up as Fortney or whether she'll make her concession call. Needs to be gracious in defeat--if she's even a candidate. Don't think she has the 'balls' to run. Oh well.

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  67. Haha oh yeah that endorsement from a Congressman from a far away state means more votes! Pathetic! Will this be the next cut and paste for Swalwell supporters?

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  68. deja vu ... idiot Tea Bagger cut & paste job!

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  69. Thank you Steven . Keep posting the truth. All the major newspapers in the Bay Area are owned by ultra-conservative right wingers. None of them have independent journalists. They all follow the company line and do what they are told to do.

    Anon above is definitely a Swalwell staffer. Come Jan 1st of next year that staffer will be out of work and looking for unemployment benefits. Our new Congresswoman will be Ellen Corbett, and most of us can't wait for the progressive change.

    p.s. Try and stay on topic of Swalwell flip flopping and sticking it to 1.3 million Americans by cutting off their unemployment benefits during the Holiday season and then bragging about it. In contrast Barbara Lee did the right thing and voted against the cut.

    Ellen Corbett should win easily against this heartless incumbent!

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  70. Anon 9:01 AM seems to be a Swalwell staffer posting during work hours (I'm sure he, because of his sexist comments, will deny it). This is taxpayer money you are using and not legal.

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  71. So stoked about Eric, now that he has the Ellison endorsement! Really had to be earned. I'm with him for sure.

    My daughters and I are going to be celebrating all night long at his re-election victory.

    Wondering if Whorbett will be as fucked-up as Fortney or whether she'll make her concession call. Needs to be gracious in defeat--if she's even a candidate. Don't think she has the 'balls' to run. Oh well.

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  72. Anon above-------with sexists like you supporting Eric Swalwell, Ellen Corbett will win for sure. Didn't know we had a Tea Party dinosaur left in the District. She has more balls than the flip flopping, say one thing do another Congressman. Voted for him last time, but it's Congresswoman Ellen Corbett this time.

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  73. So stoked about Eric, now that he has the Ellison endorsement! Really had to be earned. I'm with him for sure.

    My daughters and I are going to be celebrating all night long at his re-election victory.

    Wondering if Whorbett will be as fucked-up as Fortney or whether she'll make her concession call. Needs to be gracious in defeat--if she's even a candidate. Don't think she has the 'balls' to run. Oh well.

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  74. So now the Swalwell troll is both sexist and foul mouthed. That says it all and then some. You have used that same post on many different articles. It's shows how extreme you are. With sexists like you backing Swalwell---Ellen Corbett will win for sure. Ellen has authored hundreds of bills that have benefitted the average working man and woman that have become law. Eric has authored ZERO bills that have become law that benefitted the average working man or woman.

    Try and stay on topic of Swalwell sticking it to 1.3 million americans by cutting off their unemployment benefits during the Holiday season and then dressing up as Santa. What a joke! I notice when you are losing an argument you always try and change the topic.

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  75. Well, our little or should I say BIG Space HO is back. We were certainly hoping that she had left this world for good. Oh, well. Bitch sure had her head handed to her with her loser Whorbett losing out with any hope of an endorsement.

    That's the real world smell of Victory that the Swalwell team has going for it.

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  76. Let's stick to the topic Swalwell Troll:

    Shame on Swalwell for cutting off benefits for 1.7 million Americans. The extension of federal benefits was started by Bush and continued by both parties when the unemployment rate was this high.

    It's about real people, people with families struggling to meet mortgage payments, struggling to put food on the table, to make ends meet, and includes 200,000 military veterans among those folk who are losing their benefits.

    This is why my friends and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett this year....she has a heart and cares about the 90% of us who aren't rich too. Shame on Swalwell.

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  77. Let's stick to the topic Swalwell Troll:

    Shame on Swalwell for cutting off benefits for 1.7 million Americans. The extension of federal benefits was started by Bush and continued by both parties when the unemployment rate was this high.

    It's about real people, people with families struggling to meet mortgage payments, struggling to put food on the table, to make ends meet, and includes 200,000 military veterans among those folk who are losing their benefits.

    This is why my friends and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett this year....she has a heart and cares about the 90% of us who aren't rich too. Shame on Swalwell.

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  78. BULLETING********BULLETIN*********BULLETIN

    President of the United States endorses CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL for re-election. Says he's the best hope for the 15 congressional district. NOBODY else even comes close.

    Can't argue with the POTUS. When common sense prevails, well....

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  79. It doesn't matter who a weak leader supports. The voters of the District support Ellen Corbett because we trust her more than the flip flopping congressman who has lied to our voters time after time.

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  80. Ellen Corbett will win for sure. She has more balls than the flip flopping, say one thing do another Congressman. Voted for him last time, but it's Congresswoman Ellen Corbett this time.

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  81. Let's stick to the topic Swalwell Troll:

    Shame on Swalwell for cutting off benefits for 1.7 million Americans. The extension of federal benefits was started by Bush and continued by both parties when the unemployment rate was this high.

    It's about real people, people with families struggling to meet mortgage payments, struggling to put food on the table, to make ends meet, and includes 200,000 military veterans among those folk who are losing their benefits.

    This is why my friends and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett this year....she has a heart and cares about the 90% of us who aren't rich too. Shame on Swalwell.

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