Darrell Issa is A Second Amendment Hero

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“Darrell Issa is a Second Amendment Hero.” Those aren’t my words but rather the words of Gun Owners of America, back in 2012. In it’s most recent ranking, Gun Owners of America described Congressman Issa’s record as a “Pro-Gun Voter: philosophically sound.” The National Rifle Association gave Congressman Issa an “A Rating” and invited him to speak about the “Fast …

Should the San Diego County Gun Owners PAC Endorse Julie Thunder For Encinitas Mayor?

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Should the San Diego County Gun Owners PAC Endorse Julie Thunder For Encinitas Mayor? In a word, “No”. In a phrase, “No. She didn’t ask for the endorsement and will probably reject it.” Michael Schwartz is the Founder and Executive Director of the San Diego County Gun Owners PAC, of which I am a founding (and current) member. He endorsed …

Biden / Harris 2020

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You just spent $2.3 million on your 900 sq ft condo, with sweeping views of the bay and bridge. It SOUNDS expensive but this is “The City” (as is written on the NBA team’s jerseys) .  You bought this place because of the exclusive access to the expansive rooftop deck. You’re proud of this purchase because it represents that you …

Plodding Through the Kenneth Moser Revelation

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Last Friday, Jesse Marx at Voice of San Diego published a detailed (and well-documented) article about how Phil Graham’s 2018 Assembly campaign was derailed by an independent expenditure committee’s libelous robo-calls. In that article, Kenneth Moser, owner of Marketing Support Systems (MSS), disclosed his response to the FCC. On page 4 of  that response, Moser said: “MSS was referred and …

Their father’s hell did slowly go by

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Just this past week, a video was uploaded to social media, showing teenage-ish boys skateboarding on the granite walls of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Monument. Fox 5 has the story and video. “A skateboarder caused controversy Monday after a video surfaced of him riding across the sacred walls of the memorial honoring military members at Mt. Soledad. “Over 5,000 …

Is President Trump in Trouble for 2020?

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Rachel Bitecofer, a newish political strategist who called the 2018 Democratic wave has released her 2020 model and it doesn’t look good for the President and his party: Bitecofer has already released her 2020 model, and is alone among election forecasters in giving the Democrats—who, of course, do not yet have a nominee—the 270 electoral votes required to claim the presidency …

Endorsements– Republican Party of San Diego County Central Committee for the March 2020 Presidential Primary Election

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The Central Committee of the Republican Party of San Diego County (RPSDC) is the governing body of the local Republican Party. Every four years, registered Republicans vote for up to 6 members to represent their “District”.  Mostly, through attrition or targeted removal by arcane and subjective “rules” enforcement, the voters’ will is overturned to appease special interests. Six years ago, …

Bloomberg v. Trump in November

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San Diego Congressman Scott Peters endorsed Mike Bloomberg for President this morning.  It’s a crafty endorsement for Peters because Bloomberg is an “outsider” but hardly an “outlier”.  Bloomberg was a successful disrputor in the Wall Street information business and built an admirable financial multi0media network.  Most recently, Bloomberg served as the 108th Mayor of New York City from 2002-2014. Peters …

Hoops with District 7 City Council Candidate “Holy” Noli Zosa

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Noli Zosa knows what it’s like to be the underdog.  Most everybody in town is celebrating the Aztecs undefeated basketball season (20-0 as of 1/24/2020), but yesterday, Noli and I watched a young, athletic Toreros team fall for the 14th time this season to Santa Clara University.  Noli is an undergrad and law school alumnus of the University of San …

Poway Resident Chris Cruse Questions Charitable Nature of Steve Vaus’ Carols By Candlelight

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I think it’s safe to say that Poway activist Chris Cruse doesn’t care for Poway Mayor Steve Vaus. In 2009, when Vaus spearheaded the recall effort of Council Member Betty Rexford, Cruse suggested that he was leveraging his “Carols By Candlelight” website to promote his political campaign for Council: “The website stevevaus.com has a link to recallrexford.com. And Poway resident …

Why Tulsi Gabbard Is The Greatest Presidential Candidate For Whom I Will Never Vote

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I admire Tulsi Gabbard.  I won’t vote for her; her ideas about government’s relationship to the economy and individual economic choices are statist but I love her non-interventionist message.  (Inlookers might look at my first post on San Diego Rostra, and read from there). I admire that she isn’t afraid to be a guest on Tucker Carlson or go on …

Tulsi Gabbard draws a bright line with Trumpian rhetoric aimed at Clinton

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Tulsi Gabbard is no libertarian; I get that.  But Gabbard is the only Democratic Presidential candidate who is talking about shrinking the footprint of the American military in the world and that is worthy of discussion.  Gabbard escalated her feud with Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, saying in a one-minute YouTube video, “Hillary Clinton, Your foreign policy was a disaster …

Darrell Issa is a Pro-Life Candidate for Congress

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About nine years ago, I met Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. He came to San Diego and hosted a salon for tea party activists. He spoke about how to operate in an “unfriendly” political environment. For many of us, it was the first time involved in politics. Our ire was directed more at the “Republican Establishment” than President …

The Coup Against President Trump May Work

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I will admit that the Congressional impeachment investigation announcement made me worry a bit. I don’t think the President’s actions warranted impeachment but I do know that he isn’t a career politician — his opponents are, and they’re also masters at DC politics. However, when I read that the White House was being denied due process rights and that the …

Deputy Sheriffs Assocation Denounces DeMaio’s Bid for Congress

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Which is the most effective endorsement in East County? If you said “The Republican Party of San Diego County,” you’d be wrong; it has a net favorable rating of just 3.6 percent. The Deputy Sheriffs Assocation, with a net favorable rating of 30.8 percent, is the most effective endorsement in East County and it declared war on Carl DeMaio’s bid …

Harkey’s “Bitter Loser” letter highlights DeMaio’s whining campaign strategy

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Carl DeMaio’s campaign is getting ugly… and desperate. The big news this week is that two conservative candidates announced they will be running for Congress in the 50th Congressional District: State Senator Brian Jones and Former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Reform, Darrell Issa. Both are formidable candidates with views that align with the district, …

New Movie “The Hunt” Should Win Tons of Awards And Fail At Box Office

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Political rhetoric has always been biting but has escalated to vilification since Trump was elected.  Traditionally a tool of left-wing commenters, an anonyous commenter, with inside knowledge about a Republican candidate’s Congressional campagn, referred to me and another Pro-Life volunteer as “fringe misfits”, on this blog.  I, of course, embrace that moniker.  I can laugh at myself and stereotypes of …

#ProduceThePoll, Carl DeMaio

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Carl DeMaio announced his candidacy for the 50th Congressional District yesterday and had a banner day in online fundraising. Prior to announcing, Carl had been soliciting support from “misfits” of the local GOP these past few months, citing a NRCC-commissioned poll which suggested that only he could defeat the Democratic opponent.  Carl told me (and a few other “misfits” of …