CAGOP Establishment Blames Trump for 2018 Midterms

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 4 Comments

A conservative Latino’s view on politics… The California Republican Party (CAGOP) has been losing this state exponentially since 2006. After the utter destruction in the 2018 midterms, publicly disgraced and scandal-ridden former Republican state vice-chair Kristin Olsen conveniently puts the blame on President Donald Trump. Ms. Olsen, a leader in the CAGOP, needs to look in the mirror. At the …

If Isaac Cancels GOP Convention, Republicans have a backup plan

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Leave a Comment

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 …

Steve Baric and the Partisan Democrat

South Bay Sunnycrest South Bay Sunnycrest 1 Comment

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 …

The Platform for California’s Future

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This past weekend in Sacramento, an Embassy Suites room full of Republican activists, elected officials, and donors gathered to draft the 2012-2016 Platform for the California Republican Party. Within a few hours, we emerged with a platform titled, “The Platform for California’s Future” which was supported by an overwhelming majority (25-2) of those on the Drafting Committee. Why the 2 …

The Garrick Question…Some Simple Advice

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 2 Comments

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, …

The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 20th Anniversary

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 1 Comment

From the CRP…    California Republican Party Commemorates 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and President Ronald Reagan’s Leadership State Republican Party today releases video marking historic event SACRAMENTO — Marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the California Republican Party released a new video highlighting President Ronald Reagan’s key role in leading …