Posts Tagged ‘GOP’
My experience as an American Red Cross disaster responder for the last 20 years has taught me to expect anything and to prepare for the worst. So when I see hurricane experts discussing whether or not Isaac (now a tropical storm but predicted to become a hurricane this weekend) will hit Tampa, Florida during next week’s Republican National Convention, I start assuming it will happen and back it up from there.
It made me wonder: if the convention gets cancelled, what happens to the nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the Republican candidates for President and Vice President? Does the convention have to be rescheduled? What are the alternatives? Could the hurricane derail the whole process?
This is not how Republicans should be making the news . . .
Twitter accounts of county GOP, chairman yanked
A good (old fashioned?) cyber-spat between San Diego County’s Republican and Democratic parties has broken out on — where else? — Twitter.
On Wednesday, local Democratic Party Chairman Jess Durfee issued a press release about the social network suspending the accounts of the Republican Party of San Diego County (@SDRepublicans) and that of its chairman, Tony Krvaric (@TonyKrvaric).
The Log Cabin Republicans San Diego welcomes former Marine and California state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher Thursday for a celebration for the defeat of” Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The group asks attendants to bring travel-size toiletries for donation to homeless veterans.
1475 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
7 p.m., Thursday, April 7
$25 at the door
Hors d’oeuvres and Drink with ticket
Door Prizes and Raffles
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Just what exactly went down at the GOP Convention last weekend?
I’m glad to see the media taking an interest in the GOP. Just imagine the coverage if they stuck around for the acid-dropping, naked chandelier swinging parties.
Look folks, it’s not hard to believe Republicans know how to party. The way most of them dress tells you right away they have great senses of humor.
State conventions rival some of the finest frat parties. Young staffers hooking up with College Republicans, or worse, older staffers. Consultants trying to woo new clients and keep existing ones happy. Elected officials making “appearances” in the hopes of not being ensnared by an endorsement-seeker. Eat, sleep, gossip, gossip and more gossip.
In the world according to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), the $4 billion in federal spending cuts that accompanied the two-week Continuing Resolution (CR) allowing the government to stay in business was a good start.
In fact his office released the following statement; “Yesterday, the House passed a temporary budget stopgap that cuts $4 billion in spending and keeps the government running for two weeks. With the March 4th budget deadline looming, we passed these meaningful cuts because Washington’s ongoing spending binge is destroying jobs, and we refuse to pile on trillions more in debt on the backs of our kids and grandkids.”
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.
The GOP doesn’t get the media and really, the feeling seems mutual. So listen up, there’s an elephant in the room and he doesn’t know how to look good on TV.
During the State of the Union Address last night, I watched the speeches as if I were critiquing and assessing candidates of my own. Overall, the Democrats and Republicans are not just divided by political differences, but also in appearances.
Regardless of whether the Conservative powers that be in D.C. care to admit it – appearances matter.
Watch the State of the Union Address 2011
I was on the Chris Reed KOGO show last night discussing (among other things) the failure of the GOP to make inroads in CA. Be it real or be it perception, the GOP’s perceived anti-immigrant (and especially anti-Hispanic) stance is losing (has lost) the minority vote in this state. The vociferous conservative element that puts essentially all blame for our problems on illegal immigrants projects itself as the GOP.
Some of the most popular right wing talk show hosts build their loyal (essentially all white) following with their Jihad against illegal Hispanics (mainly Mexicans).
Any way you slice it Cheryl Cox’s mayorship has been a disaster. She lost the billion dollar Bayfront project by being a bystander when the unions tried to Greenmail Gaylord. She scared away the Chargers Stadium deal culminating with her very public war with Mark Fabiani that aired on TV for all of us to see (good for repeat viewing). She ran on being a fiscal conservative, then proposed and voted for every tax and fee increase, including taxing cell phone service and her failed 1% sales tax increase measure.