Posts Tagged ‘Republicans’
“There may be a time…”
That’s the answer Sherry Hodges provided on KOCT last week during a roundtable discussion between the run-off candidates in the 76th Assembly District.
Video Link: Journalist Roundtable 76th District Candidates
The question and Hodges’s response begins at the 43:00 mark in the video link above.
Hodges’s opponent, Rocky Chavez, plainly says “no new taxes” when asked the same question. Hodges is endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
Wyland, who represents all of the communities within the re-drawn 76th Assembly District, was elected to the State Senate in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.
Senator Wyland is the latest in a growing list of North County Republican elected officials who have endorsed Rocky Chavez.
Is it the solar flare?
Nope, but could be the makings of the perfect storm for San Diego Republicans come June.
Recent polling from Competitive Edge Research & Communication** shows registered Republicans more enthusiastic to vote in June than Democrats.
Well, big whoop. We all expected that, right?
But according to the survey, the enthusiasm factor might be enough to overcome the Democratic voter registration advantage.
The latest voter registration numbers from a report run on March 1 by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters shows Democrats have a registration advantage of 76,521 over Republicans.
In a clear signal that Obama will demagogue any issue to help his re-election chances, we read this from the U-T.
President Barack Obama told about 70 national leaders in a private meeting Tuesday that immigration reform is still one of his priorities despite the failure of the DREAM ACT and the absence of movement on other immigration reform.
The meeting focused on how to engage Americans in a discussion around immigration reform and Obama asked the leaders to use their influence to shape the public conversation.
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!
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.
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.
The writer of this letter to the Opinion section of the Poway Chieftain suggest that we should not vote Republican because they vote to cut. Yes, that is right in a lot of cases, but how are we going to even attempt to solve Sacramento’s budget woes if we don’t cut? Raising taxes and fees, especially during tough economic times, doesn’t make sense. The real problem is the LACK of fiscal constraint in Sacramento. Everyone promises the world to get elected. They know that if they started to cut these programs, that they face a serious chance of defeat (Creating and expanding programs in good years, and giving nice salaries and benefits to workers are a big part of this problem. BTW, I am a government employee who likes money and benefits, but I am also aware that too much was given to my fellow comrades in government).
My last Sunday San Diego column at the FlashReport…
As Jon Fleischman hi-lited on the main FR page Saturday, the Union-Trib editorialized on the selection of Martin Garrick as the new Assembly minority leader, praising the decision, while asking a question in the headline:
Will he be the latest GOP leader to cave on taxes?
Clearly, the UT gets it, or the editorial board wouldn’t be asking the question. They get the power of the GOP to hold the line on increased taxes and bad budgets, as long as Republicans stick together. They get the travesty of past budget votes, in which just enough Republicans were somehow enticed into a “compromise,” thus leaving insignificant and meaningless the unifying clout of the rest of their fellow Senate and Assembly caucus members.
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.”