Eric Swalwell Recast As Santa Days After Voting Against Unemployment Benefits

CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Since the first time most of heard of Eric Swalwell, a Dublin council member in his early 30s without a scent of achievement in government, he has received exorbitant amounts of positive press from the local corporate media. His ethical lapses, conversely, are totally ignored. The San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area News Group and the array of television newscast are funded by moderate conservative companies. The intersection of them and Swalwell is a comfortable coalition of center-right entities with similar goals. Both attempt to prosper in one of the most liberal regions in America, while concealing their ideological bent. The corporate media does it well with copious amounts of crime stories that at first glance purport to be news. In fact, these are news stories, but the sheer numbers of them also function to scare the public and warp the reality of the scene on our streets. These same groups mobilized the public to fall hard against a group of BART employees making a fairly mundane wage.

Now, these same media groups are again conspiring to re-elect Swalwell. The Chronicle’s entirely inappropriate cheerleading by political columnist Carla Marinucci last year, may in fact, be the only reason Swalwell upset Pete Stark in 2012. Her incessant stories characterizing Stark as out of touch and nowhere to be scene was an outright lie. Coincidentally, the strategy perfectly matched Swalwell’s own campaign tagline. When Stark alleged the Chronicle’s conservative columnist Debra Saunders contributed to Swalwell’s campaign, the comments were factual incorrect, but the gist of the sentiment appeared to be true, like many things Ol’ Pete said of his young opponent. The Chronicle was in the bag for Swalwell and the corporate media is readying another winning campaign next year.

Over the weekend, KTVU ran a story featuring Swalwell volunteering at a Christmas tree stand in Dublin. The lead-in to the story already felt like a spot prepared by the Swalwell campaign. In it, the anchor suggests most congressman are out of touch with the common man, but not Swalwell, who clad in a Santa hat, is readily available to help you choose the perfect tree and even trim the trunk. However, Swalwell’s vote last week to deny unemployment benefits to over 1.3 million Americans also trims quite a bit from the East Bay’s least fortunate.

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The meme of Eric the Grinch stealing money from the poor just as they struggle to not only eat , but to put a little something in their family’s stocking was never mentioned on the KTVU newscast, even though it only occurred three days before. Whether complicit or not, these stories amount to in-kind donations to the Re-Elect Swalwell for Congress Committee. Rumors in the district abound that Swalwell possesses an internal poll showing his re-election may be in trouble. Those rumors cannot be confirmed. Yet, the subject of his campaign’s door-to-door canvassing suggest it is a good bet his polling showed a large number of constituents have no idea who he is. How does he turn those numbers around? Showing up on the local news playing the man of the people does the trick. Make no mention he was doing it in Dublin, the richest city in Alameda County.



Categories: 2014 Election, BANG, budget, CD15, christmas, congress, Dublin, Ellen Corbett, Eric Swalwell, Grinch, KTVU, Pete Stark, re-election, San Francisco Chronicle, unemployment benefits

106 replies

  1. 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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  2. Anon 6:54——-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.

    Try and stay on topic–this story is about Swalwell screwing 1.3 million americans, including 200.00 veterans.

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  3. 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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  4. Anon 10:03——-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.

    Try and stay on topic–this story is about Swalwell screwing 1.3 million americans, including 200.00 veterans.

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  5. 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 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!

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  6. So now the Swalwell troll is both sexist and racist. That says it all and then some. You have used that same post on many different articles. It's a Tea Party mantra almost, and shows how extreme you are. With sexists and racists 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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