Latinos Shock Telemundo and Pick Trump as the First Presidential Debate Winner!

William Del PilarWilliam Del Pilar Leave a Comment

A conservative Latino’s view on politics… The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden was a “bleep” show, but Trump edged Biden and won. The reason? The Latino voter! A post-debate Latino poll, while unscientific, leaped out because of its disparity – it was Trump by 2/3. It wasn’t even close. As a Latino, I want to …

CAGOP Establishment Blames Trump for 2018 Midterms

William Del PilarWilliam 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 …

On Republics and Sanctuary Cities

Eric AndersenEric Andersen 15 Comments

As a Republican, I don’t particularly enjoy siding with Governor Brown on an issue let alone on one as emotionally charged as sanctuary cities. Not sure our reasoning was the same but to his credit he took Senator Kevin DeLeon’s SB54 and with encouragement from the California Police Chiefs Association multiplied DeLeon’s exclusions twelvefold, from 65 crimes to 800. My oath …

John Nienstedt, president of Competitive Edge Research & Communication, San Diego

Final San Diego Voter Turnout Predictions from Competitive Edge Research

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

The 2016 Presidential election has induced much gnashing of teeth among voters.  It seems like there has been an unprecedented amount of attention paid to election-related stress relief. Voice of San Diego devoted not just one but two sessions “focused on mindfulness, consciousness and reflexivity” in an effort to relax the electorate.  The Washington Post recently reported that there’s an …

Trump on Trade

Eric AndersenEric Andersen 5 Comments

“Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile.” – Luke 14:34-35 Perhaps nowhere is our lack of saltiness in the Christian Right better displayed than in the support of local Christian and conservative leaders for Donald Trump. Fundamental …

Will Trump supporters publicly endorse his quotes?

Daniel WattsDaniel Watts 15 Comments

As a late-stage millennial, I have nearly 2,400 Facebook friends. Everyone I’ve met in my life is connected to me on social media one way or another, and they’re of all political stripes. My cadre of Facebook affiliates ranges from Donald Trump supporters to people who are not insane. Yesterday, I engaged in a little experiment. My hypothesis: Even the most ardent supporters of Donald Trump …

Union Tribune foolishly calls for San Diegans to spoil their ballots

Daniel WattsDaniel Watts 6 Comments

“Send a message to the GOP and Trump by writing in Ronald Reagan for president.” That’s the crux of the Union-Tribune’s June 2nd editorial. It’s also foolish and irresponsible advice, especially from a newspaper. Under California law, write-in votes aren’t counted unless they’re cast for certain qualified write-in candidates. To become a qualified write-in candidate, you have to fill out forms and submit …

There’s a big problem with the “free speech” zones outside San Diego’s Trump rally

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Sdpd releases tentative map designating “free speech zones” for Trump visit. #NBC7pic.twitter.com/6JpvhDN412 — Matt Rascon (@mattnbcsd) May 25, 2016 It’s not too hyperbolic to say that Donald Trump’s candidacy is the biggest threat to the First Amendment since the McCarthy hearings. But he’s not going it alone. With the help of the San Diego Police Department, America’s finest city has apparently established “free speech …

Fiorina and the Cruz Hindenburg

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Carly Fiorina stood on the airship platform contemplating her political future. Standing just inside the cabin, Ted Cruz extended a clammy palm to yank her aboard for the last hurrah of his crashing presidential campaign. “There’s enough fuel to get us both some more air time,” he wagered, his hands trembling. “We can even call it a ‘ticket’ and you can …

GOP in Crisis

Eric AndersenEric Andersen 23 Comments

Frank Chodorov, William F. Buckley’s mentor, writes in The Rise and Fall of Society that what marks the difference between conservatism in the twentieth century and that which engaged the best minds of the eighteenth and nineteenth is, “…there is no faultfinding with the institution itself. The State is alright, by common agreement, and it would work perfectly if the …

Weekend Reading: School Cuts, New Taxes, Stadium Talk, Decision Day for Cain & More

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Your weekend news aggregator: Local In local news, a new anti-tax group, The Promise to California Taxpayers, is flexing its muscle; San Diego Unified’s budget problems seem to grow worse by the day; the giant wings proposed at the North Embarcadero continue to be debated; more Chargers stadium drama surfaced and the San Diego City Council has been asked not …