Garamendi headed to Netroots Nation



Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, who has become very vocal in recent weeks about what he views as an unsustainable and undesirable U.S. military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, will be a panelist on Friday at one of the biggest progressive gatherings in the nation.

Garamendi is a panelist at Netroots Nation being held in Minneapolis eduring the next few days. Many of the movers and shakers behind the event helped President Barack Obama seize the grassroots power of the Internet during his successful presidential campaign.

The congressman is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and he recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he was treated to an insider’s tour of U.S. special operations units.

Garamendi has repeatedly said the the U.S. must move away from a military anti-terrorism strategy and and turn to its highly trained special operations teams.

That’s a message likely to resonate at Netroots Nation.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen

  • Joe M.

    The jet-setting narcissist Garamendi seems to be everywhere but his own congressional district. Even the Colbert Nation knows that when Garamendi goes “home” he’s not even in his district! He’s too busy talking to TV cameras and out-of-state meetings in furtherance of his own personal glory to listen to real-life concerns of common folk in places like Antioch, Concord & Fairfield.

  • Doug

    That “Just for Men” brown hair is great. Grow up, John.

  • Truthclubber

    Hair? I thought that was his “Davy Crockett” hat from his childhood…

  • Elwood

    @ toothsucker


  • Truthclubber

    Poor Elwood — but I understand how miserable he must feel, down in that “dark, deep, unspinnable hole” he is in, since in Anglo-Saxon, “Elwood” means “Ruler of Elfs”, and what small minds (as well as small “packages”) they (including their ruler) must all have…

  • Elwood

    @ toothsucker

    Evidence grows that you are losing it.

    And of course everyone knows that you’re a liar.

    You promised us that like Nixon we wouldn’t have toothsucker to kick around any more.

    And then you keep popping up, just like the proverbial foreign object in the punch bowl.

  • RR, Senile Columnist

    Gentlemen, let us be civil.