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Saturday, March 17, 2012


Rich Bond, Shill for Howard Berman

Dear Mr. McEnroe,

Mr. McEnroe, I am writing to urge you to vote for my friend, Congressman Howard Berman.

Why would I, a lifelong Republican and former Chairman of the Republican Nationional Committee under President George Bush, be asking you, a fellow Republican, to vote for a Democrat for Congress? Presumably because you're too old and homely to resume your former career of gay outcall prostitution.

Because Republicans live in the real world!  And in the real world a Democrat will surely be elected in your district which includes the Democratic strongholds of Studio City, Sherman Oaks and Encino. Barack Obama received 67% of the two-party vote in your district in November 2008!

Yep.  And in 2010 Berman's margin of victory was the number of votes the Libertarian candidate, an immigration attorney, siphoned off from GOP candidate Merlin Froyd.  Best not mention that in front of your friend Howard.

This is an extraordinary election.  Two incumbent Democratic Congressmen, Brad Sherman and Howard Berman are running against each other.  One of them will win. 

If Little Richard has anything to do with it.  The fact is, there are other candidates running, including GOP candidate Mark Reed.  The fact is, current polling shows him well ahead of Howard Berman.  But best not mention it's a race between Sherman and Reed, with Berman limping along Newtlike in perpetual third.

 But aside from party registration, Berman and Sherman could not be more different. Bet me a nickel?

Congressman Berman is of the highest integrity, is universally respected by people from both parties like paid political consultant Rich Bond is a leader in the fight to keep American military defenses strong Heckuva Job, Howie! and supports a vibrant foreign policy Short form: he supports Israel, and how's that working out for ya? Berman unlike so many now in office believes that America is exceptional, an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere. Tell ya 'bout that in a sec.

On the other hand, Sherman is a pedestrian, publicity seeking, backbench, typical Democrat.  Sherman is the poster boy for term limits! Pot, kettle, two lines, no waiting....

On every single one of the issues that have left this country in the shape it's in today, Brad Sherman and Howard Berman have the same voting record, supporting TARP, Stimulus, cap and trade, the housing debacle and Obamacare.  

As human beings... well, I was at the town hall where Brad Sherman laughed in his constituents' faces when they asked him if he even read the bills he voted on, and told them outright they were foolish to think anyone in Congress did.  And I was at the meeting where Howard Berman stared at looked right at his constituents as they talked about the businesses failing on their boulevard, about their neighbors in even the best neighborhoods losing their jobs and their homes, about the squatters and crime moving into once-vibrant communities... and then he stood up and gave a prepared speech that didn't address one single issue they raised.  Neither one of these buffoons has the slightest interest in or concern for what they're doing to their constituents.  They believe America is exceptional... they just don't want to talk to it.

You can be proud of a vote for Congressman Howard Berman.  Please fill-in and mail the postage paid enclosed endoresement form.  Thank you.  No, we really can't.  And we really can't be proud of a party that would let a bottom feeder like you scurry around cashing in on its once-good name.
Rich Bond, Former Chairman
Republican National Committee (RNC)

There is one alternative to that, right here, right now, in Los Angeles:


Anonymous said...

Deborah Leigh said...I had the chance to speak with Howard Berman after one debate during his last re-election bid. He had answered the question, "How would you revitalize the district" by suggesting the need to improve schools. I pointed out that people need to feel secure with their money and jobs, and see new businesses coming in, then they would improve schools. Schools don't revitalize neighborhoods. He told me he hadn't understood the question. "How then", I replied, "were your opponents able to answer?"

Berman and Sherman are two peas in the same pod. The scary thing is that Berman is on the Foreign Affairs Committee. Yikes! People wonder why California and the country are in a shambles. Same answer as Detroit.

Anonymous said...

I think you have it wrong. Berman has a reputation in Washington for getting things done working across party lines as Bond pointed out in his letter. But more importantly, his opponent Sherman is an ultra leftwinger whose campaign is being managed by Tom Hayden's old political consultant. This district is so liberal that only one of those two candidates can win and Sherman is bragging that his left wing bloc will put him ahead of Berman in the primary and that Republicans will all vote for Reed which will stop him from making the runoff. You need to use common sense when you vote and realize that it is not about sending a message anywhere, it is about sending a representative and Howard Berman will do more to uphold American values than Sherman will.

richard mcenroe said...

Their voting records on the things doing this country the most harm are identical.

I watched Howard Berman completely blow off a roomful of his own backers, not giving their questions or concerns the slightest consideration.

Anonymous said...

By the way, you may notice that Darrell Issa who works closely with both Congressmen just endorsed Berman also.

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