Trump wrecked Nunes.

Less than a year ago, Westlands and the ag boys of California water had themselves a perfectly good Congressman.  Nunes was able and willing to carry whatever legislation they could develop to advance their water preferences.  But then Nunes found an even bigger authoritarian he could toady for, and Westlands lost their whole investment in Nunes.  Nunes was well-trained and well-placed; he could have done them a lot of good if Trump hadn’t turned his head.  Now poor Nunes is embarrassed, under investigation and won’t talk to the Fresno Bee.  If I were a big ag donor in the San Joaquin Valley, I’d be mad at Nunes for leaving his lane and floundering about.  Now they’re going to have to buy another one, train him up and install him.  What a waste of their time and money.


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6 responses to “Trump wrecked Nunes.

  1. Brad

    I guess you want them dumb enough to do what they’re told and smart enough to never forget whose power and money got them to high places. Devin let his importance go to his head, got into the deep end and discovered there’s sharks always hunting for a weak one.

  2. John Bass

    Let’s hope that the worst thing Trump wrecks is a toady for Westlands.

    • Sojourner Truth

      Amen brother. But Trump’s worshippers can’t deny that Trump “opened up the water”.
      After all, he was elected and then it rained.

  3. Bill Deaver


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  4. Jon Hoge

    Devin Nunes really did a great job for evil Westlands getting them zero water in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (by the way how did the fish numbers improve in that period of restricted pumping?) Then for some reason when private citizens donate to campaigns you gasp about money buying influence and corruption (even if in this case nothing was gained). Yet when California public employee unions donate hugely to get representatives elected to provide them with unjustifiable benefit packages ($366 billion unfunded with faulty investment return assumptions according to the latest estimate, how does that number compare to the size of the almond industry) that reward people who provide some of the lowest ranked public services despite the state having some of the highest income, sales and gas taxes, you are notably silent.

    I also spent some time on the American River a little bit ago and by the untold number of pill bottles, cans, plastic bags and other unrecognizable garbage both on the banks and in the river, not to mention the murky foaming water pouring in from what I would guess are city storm drains, I was forced question Sacramento resident’s commitment to improving the aquatic environment despite how loudly they lament the damage done by southern water users. I think maybe removing the log of garbage in your own eye is in order before you point out the speck in your brother’s.

  5. john Bass

    Jon, at the risk of being trolled…
    There’s only so much water. Nunes’s failure to deliver it in the quantities Westlands works very hard to get is, like it or not, because there are other, lawful, competing claims for that water. Especially hard in severe drought.
    At least for now, though I think the point of the post here was that Nunes didn’t do his clients any favors by deciding to fall on his sword for Trump, at least when it comes to water for Westlands.
    Yes, there are many ways to crunch numbers comparing public employees to almonds, I’m sure.
    And there are many rivers ridden with trash and/or that water sanitation infrastructure could be much better in cities, and we can agree that money needs to be spent to not pollute California’s rivers.