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Sunday, February 4, 2018


For John, BLUFThe animosity we see amongst California Reps to Congress seems well out of proportion to the situation.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Why do Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff seem to hate Representative Devin Nunes so much?

Up in the San Francisco area is Representative Nancy Pelosi, of California's 12th congressional district.  The 12th is contained within the City of San Francisco.

Down in the LA area we have Congressman Adam Schiff, of California's 28th congressional district.  Places like Burbank, Glendale, the Verdugo Hills communities of Sunland and Tujunga, West Hollywood as well as parts of central Los Angeles including Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake and Little Armenia.

And we have, in the middle, Congressman Devin Nunes, of California's 22nd congressional district.  The 22nd congressional district is centered in the San Joaquin Valley, in Fresno and Tulare counties. The district includes most of eastern Fresno, as well as all of Clovis, Tulare, and Visalia.

The easy answer is that Ms Pelosi and Mr Schiff are Democrats and Mr Nunes is a Republican.  Implacable opposition to President Trump.  Never Trump!

Maybe it is because Ms Pelosi and Mr Schiff are what Lowellians call "blow ins", while Mr Nunes is that rare animal, a born and bred Californian.

But, maybe it is economics, with Ms Pelosi and Mr Schiff being from "lily pad" Democratic Party urban areas and Mr Nunes being from a farming community area.  Urban vs Rural.

Northern California Region (dark green) / Northern Sacramento Valley Region (Light Green) / Greater Sacramento (yellow) / Bay Area (Red) / Central Coast (orange) / San Joaquin Valley Region (green) / Central Sierra Region (brown) / Southern California Region (light blue) / Southern Border Region (purple)

On the other hand, it could be that Ms Pelosi and Mr Schiff represent areas with low religious affinity and Mr Nunes represents an area with high religious affinity.  The big green and brown blob half way up the state of California.

Whatever it is, there isn't much love lost here.

Regards  —  Cliff

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