McClintock and Birman: afraid of criticism

04/18/2014 1:04 PM

04/22/2014 6:20 PM

Tom McClintock and his acolyte, Igor Birman are censoring non-profane questions/commentary on Facebook where they promote their principles by inviting comments.

McClintock's bromides and speeches inspire substantial feedback from fans. However, when questioned about why he doesn't live in his district or why he recants his promise to not take a state pension while serving in Congress, his supporters lambaste independents like myself with name-calling vitriol.

Who gets blocked from his social media pages? Those of us who ask him questions that inquire about his character. His former chief of staff, Birman, learned from his boss that blocking people from his websites when they dissent from the principles he espouses is apparently OK. Hiding from hard questions is no way to win an election, which is probably the main reason these two peas-in-a-pod will lose in their upcoming elections.

-- Erica Lee, Sacramento

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