50th Congressional District – Fundamentalist Hypocrisy

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 1 Comment

A Conservative Latino’s take on politics… The race to see who represents the conservative voice for the 50th Congressional District is over. Grassroots activist, Carl DeMaio conceded to former representative Darrell Issa. I don’t know who started it, but as we know, this campaign got ugly. Most don’t remember a race between two Republicans this bad in years. The last …

Folly and the San Diego County Republican Party

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 12 Comments

This is not a religious post but it seems apropos here. “As a dog returns to his vomit, so fools repeat their folly.” – Proverbs 26:11 Almost on cue Darrell Issa told CBS Wednesday, “If the President calls and says will you serve your country, the answer always is … you will.” While I’m not surprised at the opportunism of the …

Musical Chairs — Issa and More

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This list may be updated as needed (most recent updates are on top)! 1/12/18 Press Release from San Dieguito High School Board Member Maureen “Mo” Muir, announcing her bid for the 76th Assembly District currently held by Rocky Chavez… Mo Muir Declares for 76th Assembly District 1/11/18 Tweet from Thomas K. Arnold, Publisher and Editorial Director of Media Play News… “Just …

Darrell Issa considering a run in Duncan Hunter’s district, says The Hill — just as posed by Rostra yesterday

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The Hill is reporting that retiring Rep. Darrell Issa is mulling a run in the neighboring Congressional district represented by Duncan Hunter. Given the lack of real sources in The Hill story, but the odd similarities to an analysis of Issa’s retirement statement and question appearing on SD Rostra yesterday, it’s pretty clear where the idea originated. Here was the …

Chávez announces Congressional run as Issa retires

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Press Release OCEANSIDE — Assemblyman Rocky Chávez, a retired Marine Corps Colonel, today said he is entering the race to succeed Congressman Darrel Issa, who has announced his retirement. Issa has represented the 49th Congressional District since 2003, which includes portions of both San Diego and Orange Counties. “It’s time we come together and focus on progress, not partisan politics …

The Issa replacement field and an Open Letter To Diane Harkey: Run For Congress

Brian Brady Brian Brady 14 Comments

The big news in North County San Diego is that Darrell Issa won’t seek re-election: Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Ca., will not seek re-election later this year, opening up another battleground in the deep blue state as Republicans and Democrats spar for control of the House. Issa’s decision to leave Congress follows the announced retirement of Rep. Ed Royce, R-Ca., earlier …

Issa announces retirement — “Free for all” to follow? The local reaction.

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“Tony K better start eating his Wheaties…” from CNBC… “Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Ca., will not seek re-election later this year, opening up another battleground in the deep blue state as Republicans and Democrats spar for control of the House. “Issa’s decision to leave Congress follows the announced retirement of Rep. Ed Royce, R-Ca., earlier this week. He announced the move …

Why Benghazi Doesn’t Get Any Traction

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder, Undesignated 12 Comments

It’s been stumping the GOP why Benghazi doesn’t resonate with the public. GOP voters are certainly fired up about it, rightly so. But among the left and independents they just shrug it off, why? It’s a hard question. Considering how it’s believed that American casualties in Vietnam hurt the war effort, it should mean something, right? Or the casualties in …

71st Assembly: Santee Mayor Voepel makes it official; Harrison locks down some big endorsements

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 1 Comment

If it wasn’t official before that Randy Voepel is seeking the 71st AD seat currently held by Brian Jones… From the Voepel Campaign While it has been the pleasure of my lifetime to serve as Mayor of Santee, I’ve determined it’s time for a new opportunity to serve. That’s why I’ve decided to run for the 71st Assembly District. As …

Never give up fighting for Freedom: In defense of Duncan Hunter

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Response to the article, Hunter has no clothes…ahem…conservatism, published by Eric Andersen last month (Dec. 19). Guest Commentary by Melory Tsipouria I am not going to hide the fact that I am disappointed with the positions and statements/comments from some of my friends recently about Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Darrell Issa in connection with their votes on the recently passed …

What should Rostra 2.0 to look like?

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 16 Comments

One of the great things about San Diego Rostra is its ability to attract a variety of voices with different political views. Rostra is a center-right site, but local journalists and some well-known Democrats are regular readers and commentators. With monthly hits by unique visitors as high as 20,000, Rostra has become a must read for numerous San Diegans. Where …

New York Times Corrects Correction On Issa Story

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From the Sept. 7 New York Times: An article on Aug. 15 about Representative Darrell Issa’s business dealings, using incorrect information from the San Diego County assessor’s office, misstated the purchase price for a medical office plaza Mr. Issa’s company bought in Vista, Calif., in 2008. And because of an editing error, a correction in this space on Aug. 26 …

New York Times Continues To Dodge The Truth On Eric Lichtblau’s Issa Story – UPDATED

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(Update in section toward the end about the alleged golf course view.) As most Rostrafarians probably know, the New York Times has corrected two more errors in its article implying improper financial dealings by Rep. Darrell Issa. But the paper is still far from admitting the truth that the story is rotten at its core, and refuses to retract it. …