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(Daily Kos)   California GOP candidate decides to live a week as a homeless man. Daily Kos diarist has a problem with this because obviously Jerry Brown should be unopposed for re-election   (dailykos.com ) divider line
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2014-08-01 08:32:25 PM  
Kashkari said he made the video to experience firsthand whether the "California comeback" being boasted about by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) actually exists for everyday Californians.

Homelessness has not been entirely eradicated, therefore vote Republican

lol
 
2014-08-01 08:35:38 PM  
He IS running unopposed for all intents and purposes, subby

/this guy is clownshoes
 
2014-08-01 09:00:13 PM  
FTFA: "While the politicians who run California pat themselves on the back and claim a 'California Comeback,' they willfully ignore millions of our neighbors who are living in poverty," Kashkari wrote. "California's most vulnerable citizens deserve leaders who will fight for them. It's a fight that Republicans should lead."

Yes, because if anyone has a reputation for standing up for the poor, it's Republicans.
 
2014-08-01 11:21:09 PM  
Is this the California that's kicking Kansas' ass in every possible metric despite Republican Jesus smiling upon their tax cuts?
 
2014-08-01 11:55:41 PM  
The move by the multimillionaire Laguna Beach resident, who ran the federal government's Wall Street bank bailout

DIE IN A FIRE
 
2014-08-02 12:02:11 AM  
I'm not voting for him. He has an R beside his name.
 
2014-08-02 12:13:27 AM  
He's no Arnold.
 
2014-08-02 12:29:48 AM  
If there's any chance of Republicans discovering empathy for other people, I say it's worth a shot.
 
2014-08-02 12:41:54 AM  

Doktor_Zhivago: Is this the California that's kicking Kansas' ass in every possible metric despite Republican Jesus smiling upon their tax cuts?


Facts are stubborn things.
 
2014-08-02 12:44:52 AM  

bdub77: The move by the multimillionaire Laguna Beach resident, who ran the federal government's Wall Street bank bailout

DIE IN A FIRE


That's uncalled for statement. The correct response is to die of feeble old age, unloved and realizing that heavens gate is about the size of an eye of a needle.
 
2014-08-02 02:14:42 AM  
Something tells me this guy just watched a marathon of The Wire.
 
2014-08-02 02:32:15 AM  
The writer is merely afraid of the suede-denim secret police. I'm told they're an unstoppable force in California.
 
2014-08-02 05:36:55 AM  
If Neel Kashkari is wanting his California Comeback, he should try wiping it off Carl DeMaio's chin.
 
2014-08-02 06:00:01 AM  

GreenAdder: The writer is merely afraid of the suede-denim secret police. I'm told they're an unstoppable force in California.


Then he'd be trying to protect his uncool niece.
 
2014-08-02 06:11:44 AM  
Jerry Brown is actually doing a good job for the state, he'll probably win in a landslide.
 
2014-08-02 06:17:46 AM  
So this guy is saying that he couldn't just look around and see how screwed up things are for many, that he had to go experience it firsthand in order to have empathy for those who are at the economic bottom? That's supposed to make me want to vote for him?

At least after he did this, he gave heavily to homeless shelters or other groups working to help those at the economic bottom, right? After all, he now understands that he has more than enough while others have so little.
 
2014-08-02 06:23:50 AM  
Did he really "live a week as a homeless man" as the headline states, or just film himself pretending to be homeless, as the article seems to indicate?

/at this point, what difference does it make?
 
2014-08-02 06:36:33 AM  

TheJoe03: Jerry Brown is actually doing a good job for the state, he'll probably win in a landslide.


If only Governor Krusty would stop the crazy train.
 
2014-08-02 06:56:51 AM  
Wait, I've seen this before. Did he have a girl named Constance with him?

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2014-08-02 07:06:18 AM  

raerae1980: I'm not voting for him. He has an R beside his name.


There was a time when I'd have said that was a stupid way to decide not to vote for someone.

That time is not now.
 
2014-08-02 07:13:03 AM  
"everyday Californians"

Yep.  that's how some multimillionaires see everyday people - homeless.
 
2014-08-02 07:20:40 AM  
sure he did.


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2014-08-02 07:23:22 AM  
"While the politicians who run California pat themselves on the back and claim a 'California Comeback,' they willfully ignore millions of our neighbors who are living in poverty," Kashkari wrote. "California's most vulnerable citizens deserve leaders who will fight for them. It's a fight that Republicans should lead."

and that fight, of course, is to give the homeless the tax cuts they deserve. especially for their investment income.
 
2014-08-02 07:24:03 AM  
By any historical standard, Jerry Brown is fairly conservative; probably a little right of Hillary Clinton, who is nothing more than a Wall Street democrat.
 
2014-08-02 07:41:28 AM  

Befuddled: So this guy is saying that he couldn't just look around and see how screwed up things are for many, that he had to go experience it firsthand in order to have empathy for those who are at the economic bottom? That's supposed to make me want to vote for him?

At least after he did this, he gave heavily to homeless shelters or other groups working to help those at the economic bottom, right? After all, he now understands that he has more than enough while others have so little.


You don't think a guy like this would take the simple way out and just volunteer at a food bank, homeless shelter, or soup line, did you?  No, he hired a film crew and played pretend.
 
2014-08-02 07:50:18 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: FTFA: "While the politicians who run California pat themselves on the back and claim a 'California Comeback,' they willfully ignore millions of our neighbors who are living in poverty," Kashkari wrote. "California's most vulnerable citizens deserve leaders who will fight for them. It's a fight that Republicans should lead."

Yes, because if anyone has a reputation for standing up for the poor, it's Republicans.


They stand up for the poor all the time! Granted, they do it by cutting taxes for rich people, but in their minds that counts as standing up for the poor.
 
2014-08-02 07:51:41 AM  

Wyalt Derp: Did he really "live a week as a homeless man" as the headline states, or just film himself pretending to be homeless, as the article seems to indicate?

/at this point, what difference does it make?


Well, unless a large segment of California's homeless population know before they end up on the streets that they'll only be there until EOB Friday, then I'd say he was just pretending.
 
2014-08-02 07:52:35 AM  
So vote Morgan Spurlock?
 
2014-08-02 08:03:08 AM  
And the inversion of the parties continues.
When I was growing up, the Democrats were the clueless morass of conflicting agendae, who pandered to the crazies.  For a California Republican to actually do something tangible to champion the homeless is a little shocking, but not terribly surprising. Next thing you know, the Dems will declare Henry Kissinger the national saint of foreign policy.
 
2014-08-02 08:08:28 AM  

Laobaojun: And the inversion of the parties continues.
When I was growing up, the Democrats were the clueless morass of conflicting agendae, who pandered to the crazies.  For a California Republican to actually do something tangible to champion the homeless is a little shocking, but not terribly surprising. Next thing you know, the Dems will declare Henry Kissinger the national saint of foreign policy.


How has he championed the homeless?  This was a political stab at his opponent.  He did nothing tangible to champion or shed light on the cause of homelessness or to relieve it.
 
2014-08-02 08:18:33 AM  

notto: When I was growing up, the Democrats were the clueless morass of conflicting agendae


The english plural of agenda is "agendas".

"agenda" is already plural in Latin, from the neuter noun "agendum" ("action"), hence the English adaptation to mean "list of actions or items" as singular noun, and then more than one list becomes "agendas", the standard English pluralization.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go add this to my long list of Things That Stupid People Think Smart People Say, which ironically, is a fair description of your entire post.
 
2014-08-02 08:24:45 AM  
California GOP candidate decides to live a week as a homeless man. Daily Kos diarist has a problem with this because obviously Jerry Brown should be unopposed for re-election

Subby fail.  "Daily Kos diarist" should be "Libs" because diarists at The Daily KOS (Keith Olbermann Show) are representative of Librulism as a whole, and what one believes is what all of them believe, being as that they are a hivemind and all.

/haven't finished my coffee yet
 
2014-08-02 08:31:01 AM  

czetie: notto: When I was growing up, the Democrats were the clueless morass of conflicting agendae

The english plural of agenda is "agendas".

"agenda" is already plural in Latin, from the neuter noun "agendum" ("action"), hence the English adaptation to mean "list of actions or items" as singular noun, and then more than one list becomes "agendas", the standard English pluralization.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go add this to my long list of Things That Stupid People Think Smart People Say, which ironically, is a fair description of your entire post.


You might want to take a moment off your high horse and try to quote the right poster.
 
2014-08-02 08:31:09 AM  
I haven't got the energy for another rant like the one in the Gov. Strickland thread. It doesn't fit here, so no copypasta. I'm going to have to be satisfied with: Nice try at pretending you understand, or actually give a damn about these people. Now go away and let the adults run California.
 
2014-08-02 08:37:17 AM  
If it led to an understanding of the plight of folks who have suffered, I might have some positive things to say about this sort of thing, but as a stunt to distract folks from the policies enacted at a national and local level of a lot of interests that have zero intention of helping the homeless, or the conditions that create said homelessness, I am perhaps less charitable...

Stop using poor folks as props. It is shameful and degrading, and it does nothing to strengthen your arguments.
 
2014-08-02 08:40:06 AM  

czetie: notto: When I was growing up, the Democrats were the clueless morass of conflicting agendae

The english plural of agenda is "agendas".

"agenda" is already plural in Latin, from the neuter noun "agendum" ("action"), hence the English adaptation to mean "list of actions or items" as singular noun, and then more than one list becomes "agendas", the standard English pluralization.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go add this to my long list of Things That Stupid People Think Smart People Say, which ironically, is a fair description of your entire post.


What's Latin for "burn"?
 
2014-08-02 08:44:13 AM  
A Republican saying "vote for me, the Democrats aren't doing enough to help the poor" is like a Democrat saying "Vote for me, the Republicans aren't bombing enough middle eastern countries".
 
2014-08-02 08:44:21 AM  
So how long till we find out he faked the whole thing?
 
2014-08-02 08:45:39 AM  

notto: You might want to take a moment off your high horse and try to quote the right poster.


My unreserved apologies for attributing his idiocy to you.

I have him ignored, so his comment only showed up in your riposte to it, and I wasn't paying close enough attention when I hit the quote button. In my defense, I've only had one cup of coffee this morning.
 
2014-08-02 08:52:48 AM  
I look forward to the day when the GOP, led by its Christian morality, fights to decriminalize being poor, works to help people sleeping on park benches instead of send them to jail, fights to get everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, a level of healthcare reflective of their believe that everyone has a right to live, and when they fight to ensure that everyone can get a higher education or apprenticeship in a skilled trade, so that we can utilize their talent as a nation, but also so that they can achieve their potential as a human being. Sadly, I don't think the GOP will be that in my lifetime, and I doubt that any of the self-proclaimed "Christians" in their ranks have actually read about how the bible says we're supposed to treat the poor, the homeless, the foreigners in our land, etc. I applaud this gentleman for his attempt at getting the GOP to be that party though.
 
2014-08-02 08:59:24 AM  
The thing about his actions is even if it was sincere and he genuinely lived has a homeless person to learn more about their plight, I would take it with a grain of salt. Why, because of the crowd he runs with. As far as I know, his homeless plight could just be some fancy camera work and editing by James O'Keefe? How do I know he isn't one of those Republicans who talk a good game about sympathy for the poor to the press and then villainizes them behind closed doors to big donors?

I have learned through experience you can't really trust today's conservatives. They are masters at telling you what you want to hear and then pulling a "bait and switch".

As far as I know if he gets elected he will go all "Brownback" or "Scott Walker" on California.

It will tkle a long time before I come close to ever trusting a Republican again.
 
2014-08-02 09:05:02 AM  

heavymetal: The thing about his actions is even if it was sincere and he genuinely lived has a homeless person to learn more about their plight, I would take it with a grain of salt. Why, because of the crowd he runs with. As far as I know, his homeless plight could just be some fancy camera work and editing by James O'Keefe? How do I know he isn't one of those Republicans who talk a good game about sympathy for the poor to the press and then villainizes them behind closed doors to big donors?


He is a perfect example of the Republican who ignores mental health, systemic racism, and overall corporate greed when addressing societal problems such as homelessness or income inequality.

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_24958867/republican-neel-ka sh kari-announces-run-california-governor

"People don't want welfare; they want jobs," said Kashkari, who did not elaborate on his policy positions.
 
2014-08-02 09:16:09 AM  
Do Republicans actually believe they have any idea what the root causes of homelessness are?
 
2014-08-02 09:16:41 AM  
"Compassionate conservatism"? Heard it before.

+1 to subby for "Daily Kos diarist," tho.
 
2014-08-02 09:18:27 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Compassionate conservatism"? Heard it before.

+1 to subby for "Daily Kos diarist," tho.


Such a great moniker. Last compassionate conservative we had started two wars. Compassion.
 
2014-08-02 09:18:46 AM  
"Republican with a heart"?  They already tried this schtick.  Then they gave their buddies tax cuts and farked us all over anyways.  Get a new act, like "Juggling Republican" or "Kashkari the Sword Swallower".  Hell, open a store that you call "Kashkari's Cash and Carry".
 
2014-08-02 09:19:51 AM  

notto: heavymetal: The thing about his actions is even if it was sincere and he genuinely lived has a homeless person to learn more about their plight, I would take it with a grain of salt. Why, because of the crowd he runs with. As far as I know, his homeless plight could just be some fancy camera work and editing by James O'Keefe? How do I know he isn't one of those Republicans who talk a good game about sympathy for the poor to the press and then villainizes them behind closed doors to big donors?

He is a perfect example of the Republican who ignores mental health, systemic racism, and overall corporate greed when addressing societal problems such as homelessness or income inequality.

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_24958867/republican-neel-ka sh kari-announces-run-california-governor

"People don't want welfare; they want jobs," said Kashkari, who did not elaborate on his policy positions.


Hmm, did he then go on to criticize rich people for holding onto their money instead of creating jobs?
 
2014-08-02 09:22:52 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Kashkari said he made the video to experience firsthand whether the "California comeback" being boasted about by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) actually exists for everyday Californians.

Homelessness has not been entirely eradicated, therefore vote Republican

lol


It's not just that, it's "Starting with $40 and the clothes on my back, I couldn't find a job and a house in a week in Fresno, therefore vote Republican."

I think he has reality confused with Rod Stewart's Young Turks.
 
2014-08-02 09:24:54 AM  
Tyrone Slothrop:

Hmm, did he then go on to criticize rich people for holding onto their money instead of creating jobs?

I'm sure once he does get around to discussing his policy positions, the social contract of businesses will be at the top of his list.
 
2014-08-02 09:26:45 AM  
"Can you spare some change for a homeless man?"

"Sure, where is he?"

"It's me.  I'm the homeless guy."

"Why don't you ask your film crew, or that buzzcut ginger-headed sycophant passing out pamphlets with your picture on them?"

"See?  Only Republicans care about homeless people!'
 
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