Ryan Trabuco, Sharing Some Final Thoughts

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I’m sure it’s no secret that people know I’ve used this handle on SD Rostra, but yesterday I announced my re-registration to “No Party Preference.” I had my reasons, and could care less about the criticism of those reasons.

Last week, I e-mailed the good administrators here to let them know that  my contributions to Rostra had been few and far between lately, and that it likely wasn’t going to change.

Personally, the holidays gave me ample time to reflect on a lot of things, and the conclusion was just needing a break from politics. I was asked to contribute a final post (this one) to share some departing thoughts.

I want to thank everyone at SD Rostra for the opportunity to blog here. I check this site every morning. It’s been a privilege to work with so many of you to help uncover much of the South Bay corruption over the last few years. The fruits of those labors continue to play out in the press and in the courtroom even today. Hopefully, justice will be done on that front.

Looking ahead, I wish everyone the best in continuing to highlight good government policies and proposals, strong up-and-coming candidates, and continue to uncover unethical behavior within the San Diego political community. So many of you I consider great personal friends and colleagues. Others were, of course, courageous and worthy conservative adversaries. One or two of you can take a flying leap; I don’t care.

Since it’s been written, my advice for the Republican Party moving forward is this:

1) Go back to your roots. Here’s the very, first GOP Platform adopted in 1856 at the first Republican Convention in Philadelphia. Read it. Study it. Hell, re-adopt it.

2) If you haven’t seen the Golden Globe-nominated film “Lincoln,” then I encourage you to check it out. Showtimes are here. The Republican Party needs to adopt more Emancipation Proclamations and less SB1070s, but that’s just my opinion.

3) On Facebook, I noticed that Clinton Soffer and Tony Krvaric highlighted a Politico story about the Texas Republican Party that I feel is worth a read, too.

4) In Clairemont for the Town Council, I’ve stressed practicing something we call “positive politics.” For the last few political forums we’ve had I’ve stressed to all candidates involved that they only talk about their ideas, their vision, and their plan on governing. Moving ahead toward the midterm elections, maybe that’s what the GOP needs to do. All I can do is suggest.

We’re only three days in, but I hope you all have a great 2013.

— Ryan Trabuco


Comments 12

  1. Ryan, you need not be hesitant to post here because of your (lack of) party affiliation. Heck, I started posting here while still a (gasp!!) Libertarian.

    Granted, I’ve since been assimilated into the Borg, but not without some glitches in my reprogramming.

  2. Ryan: By all means continue to post on SDRostra. I look forward to a continued exchange of ideas with you. While I don’t agree with your decision, I do applaud you not becoming a Democrat and going to the dark side of the force.

  3. Ryan:
    You did the right thing. You followed your conscience. Truth seekers are appreciated. Please continue to contribute.

  4. Here’s a final thought Ryan. Hopefully that ample time to reflect on a lot of things that you referenced has also afforded you some time to reflect on your clearly diminished ability back in late 2008 & early 2009 to answer truthfully direct questions as to your real name and other preferences that I posed to you in the presence of myself, Robert Sutton and Woody Woodrum at Robert Sutton’s office spaces when we were seating Central Committee members from the 76th Assembly District. Least you forget, I assure you, we sure have not. Ride Nunc (that’s Latin).

  5. I really appreciate and respect the leadership and view point of Michael Crimmins.

  6. Win something, then we’ll talk. Really Spin Zone? Where have you been?

    Let me politely remind you I was elected the Republican nominee in multiple elections.

    In 2008, I faced 2 opponents for the nomination with one dropping out on charges on embezzling funds. So much for vetting candidates by our county party leadership. In 2010, I had 3 other opponents with one predictably pulling the proverbial race card as he losing to such an extent he ultimately finished last in the Primary and also last for a spot on the Central Committee out of 18 running on the same ballot. Of note, our esteemed current county chairman still persists pushing, for those who will listen to such nonsense, I’m a racist when there is ample truth to be found in the press that this is simply not the case. That’s why I’ll not stop telling the truth about Krvaric’s unethical / conflict of interest actions until he stops telling lies about me for is own self serving interests. In the 2012 Open Primary, there were 7 candidates in the field with the top 2 advancing to November. I finished 2nd, trouncing the other Republican candidates in the field, and, of note, was the only Republican candidate running statewide for federal office that beat the endorsed county party candidate. Kind of a win of sorts in that it displayed how dysfunctional this county party has become under the failed leadership of Krvaric since 2006.

    So Spin Zone here’s a thought: why not join the “we so few” in the arena and get off your rear end planted so firmly on the sidelines? That is unless you have skeletons in your closet and shadows following you around that we’ll all find out about.

    One more thing, where the spin never stops with you, Spin Zone: why not try using your real name unless the “fear factor” is just too much for you to sustain in this “echo chamber”? Ride Nunc.

  7. Wow. A little bit of a need to prove yourself with meaningless accomplishments for a hoorah guy. Must be hard to be the nominee so often, but never a victor. Maybe you can catch a garter sometime. As for my anonymity, my understanding is that’s allowed here. If I’m so irrelevant with my anonymous comments, why the need for a lengthy response?

  8. Spin Zone,
    And what meaningless or otherwise accomplishments in your life may we attribute to you? Do tell backbencher. Inquiring minds would like to know.
    As for my previous response, anything I can do to provide a modicum of enlightenment to a skull full of mush skulking and masquerading around using a pseudonym would also help your fellow low information acolytes out there hunkered down in the tall grass..
    Now, is that pithy enough for you?

  9. With all due respect, someone appears to be getting owned here. Suggestion: stop responding.

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