Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’
Like most of you, I am disgusted with the latest spike in fuel prices (okay, I understand that some of you more green-minded readers probably relish the spike in fuel costs).
Each time there is a fire, mechanical closure or whatever at any of the refineries in California, I scream and shoot off an email to our elected officials in Sacramento — I believe it is mainly due to the Democratic politicians that we are in this mess.
Critics smear GOP star Mia Love as an ‘Aunt Tom’…
When I see such ignorant comments as in the article linked above I get angry, but then as I start to calm down it dawns on me that those on the left making the comments are the real bigots … or they are trying to influence voters with another lie. They apparently have a stereotype of what a black or Hispanic (or fill in the blank with any non-white group) should be and believe. If a person doesn’t follow the stereotype, the left decides to call names.
Our conservative-minded friends up north at OCPolitical in Orange County (imagine them as OC’s version of your trusty SDRostra blog) have been writing lately about a term limits conundrum that’s occurred in their
most populous city county seat, Santa Ana.
Three-term Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez, a Democrat, is seeking a legal ruling through a third party on whether or not a 2008 ballot measure in that city would guarantee her the option of running for a fourth term.
The third party who filed the suit, Alvarez’s appointed Santa Ana Parks and Recreation Commissioner Max Madrid, is being represented by none other than Republican Steve Baric — who serves as Mayor Pro Tempore of Rancho Santa Margarita, and vice-chair of the California Republican Party.
Yesterday, the U-T broke the news about Arlie Ricasa receiving clearance to return to her 6-figure salaried position at Southwestern College.
Ricasa, a boardmember of the Sweetwater Union High School District, has plead not guilty to eight felony corruption charges.
Do you think Ricasa should return to work? Vote in the U-T’s online poll and let your comments be heard!
However, the same night Mitt Romney clinched the GOP nomination, 8-term Democratic Rep. Silvestre Reyes was denied a return pass to Congress — despite recent high-profile endorsements and events hosted by former President Clinton, and President Obama.
Former El Paso City Councilman Beto O’Rourke defeated the embattled Reyes by less than 3,000 votes.
Why does this matter? The Sweetwater connection.
The campaign of Bernie Rhinerson, big labor-backed candidate for San Diego Community College District, has been placing 4′ x 8′ signs on school property throughout the district — as evidenced by the following photos. Rhinerson works as chief of staff for the embattled San Diego Unified School District, and has long been considered the chief architect of the district’s financial insolvency.
The daytime photos show Rhinerson’s signs at Foster Elementary School in Allied Gardens, and evening photos at the school crossing for Vista Grande Elementary in Tierrasanta.
An interesting story posted the other day in U-T San Diego, questions whether or not the recall attempt against three members of the Sweetwater Union High School Board is union-driven or a broader coalition of community members, parents, and taxpayers.
Of course, we’ll run down the facts and let you decide…
In local political news today, the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote that Marty Block — everyone’s favorite tax-raising-after-he-promised-not-to-do-so Democrat — is looking to run for the State Senate seat currently held by a termed-out Christine Kehoe.
Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldana is in the mix, and there are rumblings that newly-elected Assemblywoman Toni Atkins might jump in.
All depending upon redistricting, of course, SD Rostra’s Jim Sills wrote back in February that Republicans could win a redrawn senate seat. And, with the right candidate, we certainly could!
As an update to the ongoings in the South Bay, I’m sure some of you have heard by now that Democrat Sweetwater School Board member Arlie Ricasa was hit with a $2,000 fine by the FPPC. As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune, she was caught not fully reporting an $18,000 loan on her campaign financial documents.
Good, now that that’s over with… the 2012 Chula Vista City Council races are coming up. The seats of Councilmembers Steve Castaneda (termed-out) and Pamela Bensoussan are up for election. Word on the street is that South Bay Irrigation District Director Jose Preciado is planning on running for one of the positions, I’m assuming it will be for the open seat.
I was alerted to a story by the U-T regarding scores of change orders being made to construction contracts at the Sweetwater Union High School District.
In the article, several residents raise concerns about the oversight (or lack thereof) regarding the district’s spending of Proposition O funds. Within the last few months however, there has been a Recall Ricasa blog circulating its way around various South Bay politicos (I assume much to amusement for some, consternation for others). The blog, as given by the name, is an attempt to begin a recall process on Sweetwater School Board Member (and Democrat) Arlie Ricasa.
Here’s a fun question for ya: how many Republican elected officials do we have in the South Bay, anyway? From our count… not many, and from our knowledge there are no Republicans who sit on the San Ysidro School Board. Perhaps that needs to be rectified in 2012. We digress.
One of the non-reported stories that came out of the previous election cycle was that of a sleepy, little election in the San Ysidro School Board campaign. Yolanda Hernandez, a 16-year incumbent, ran for re-election and claimed — according to her own campaign website — that she had been endorsed by both the AFL-CIO… AND the Republican Party of San Diego County.
Just a little over a month into Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the wheels are already wobbling.
This week marked some public failures on the part of the conservatives to stay united and focused on their jobs.
Somehow, even noncontroversial floor votes could not manage to cross the vote threshold, leading some to speculate about the cohesive nature of the party behind closed doors.
If the Republicans wish to remain a strong opponent to Democrats in 2012, they’re gonna have to try harder than that and stay away from CraigsList.
Feb. 4, 2011 – SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Happy Dutch Day? Nope, most Americans say they’d rather work.
More than 60 percent of Americans reject the idea of denoting 40th President Ronald Reagan’s birthday, February 6, as a federal public holiday.
The survey of 504 American adults was conducted between February 1-3, 2011 by Competitive Edge Research & Communication.
SEE POLL RESULTS: Reagan Birthday Holiday Analysis
Just days before the centennial of his birth, the survey shows support for the holiday somewhat split along party lines between Democrats and Republicans, with independents siding with Democrats in opposition.
While the DREAM Act failed on a national stage, California State Democrats would like to skirt federal law and provide a pathway to citizenship for those who are illegally residing in the Golden State.
State Assembly Bill 78, written by Tony Mendoza (D-Arcadia) seeks to put an advisory measure on the state ballot asking California voters if they think the United States is responsible to grant amnesty to longtime illegal aliens currently living unlawfully inside America.
The Democrat’s proposed “pathway to citizenship bill” would give illegal aliens who have worked in the U.S. for five years, have no felony convictions, speak English and are current with all their taxes a chance to legalize their status.
Just more proof that the Democrats are evil too. Read the article and you will see that Brown is two-faced, just like so many of the (Financially well off) Democratic elite that try to impose restrictions and higher costs on the poor since it really doesn’t impact them. Such as Al Gore, who preaches one thing and practices something totally different. Because he is well off, Gore can buy “carbon credits” to offset his wasteful ways instead of looking for ways to actually cut his carbon footprint.
Everything looks different today in the Open Seat 76th Assembly
A new face, Brittany Catton, filed papers in the past 24 hours setting a classic choice for Democratic primary election voters…………………….
Here’s the field apparently shaping up:
— Brittany Catton, age 28, the director of development and public relations at San Diego Armed Services YMCA. She is a first-time San Diego candidate, and University of San Diego graduate.
— Toni Atkins, age 47, term-limited off the SD City Council in 2008. From 1993 – 2000 she was an aide to Councilwoman Christine Kehoe. Atkins seeks to continue her government career in 2010 as the Democrat Establishment pick.
Recently I had a conversation with one of my clients. He commented on all the mean spirited invective being spewed by conservatives about President Obama, saying that the Democrats “never” said such horrible things about President Bush. He’s not the first person I’ve heard assert this.
Talk about selective memory.
During an exclusive interview with CBS Radio reporter Peter Maer on October 16, former President George H.W. Bush denounced the latest round of political attacks on President Obama, but he also called out MSNBC hosts Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow for their remarks about his son. “The way they treat my son and anyone who’s opposed to their point of view is just horrible,” said the senior Bush. “When our son was President, they just hammered him mercilessly — and I think obscenely a lot of the time — and now it’s moved to a new President.”