Personality trumps Policy

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 13 Comments

With Trump heavily favored to be the GOP nominee, how will he be in the general? Most pundits assume the rhetoric we’ve heard in the primary will continue. By then Trump would know that he already won the GOP primary, he needs to get Independents and Democrats. Trump will change tone and focus on other issues. Supporters would argue that …

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 …

Wrong, SD GOP . . . Sigh

Bradley J. Fikes Bradley J. Fikes 48 Comments

This is not how Republicans should be making the news . . . From the San Diego Union-Tribune: Twitter accounts of county GOP, chairman yanked A good (old fashioned?) cyber-spat between San Diego County’s Republican and Democratic parties has broken out on — where else? — Twitter. On Wednesday, local Democratic Party Chairman Jess Durfee issued a press release about …

Fletcher Speaking to Log Cabin GOP

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway Leave a Comment

The Log Cabin Republicans San Diego welcomes former Marine and California state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher Thursday for a celebration for the defeat of” Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The group asks attendants to bring travel-size toiletries for donation to homeless veterans. Bamboo Lounge 1475 University Avenue San Diego, CA 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7 $25 at the door Hors d’oeuvres and …

The GOP’s Big Gay Secret

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 7 Comments

Just what exactly went down at the GOP Convention last weekend? I’m glad to see the media taking an interest in the GOP. Just imagine the coverage if they stuck around for the acid-dropping, naked chandelier swinging parties. Look folks, it’s not hard to believe Republicans know how to party. The way most of them dress tells you right away …

Tea Parties outraged with measly $4 billion in GOP budget cuts

Kimberly Dvorak Kimberly Dvorak Leave a Comment

In the world according to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), the $4 billion in federal spending cuts that accompanied the two-week Continuing Resolution (CR) allowing the government to stay in business was a good start. In fact his office released the following statement; “Yesterday, the House passed a temporary budget stopgap that cuts $4 billion in spending and keeps the …

CraigsList and Infighting and Failed Votes, Oh My

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 4 Comments

Just a little over a month into Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the wheels are already wobbling. This week marked some public failures on the part of the conservatives to stay united and focused on their jobs. Somehow, even noncontroversial floor votes could not manage to cross the vote threshold, leading some to speculate about the …

HELP WANTED: Media Coach for GOP

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 3 Comments

The GOP doesn’t get the media and really, the feeling seems mutual. So listen up, there’s an elephant in the room and he doesn’t know how to look good on TV. During the State of the Union Address last night, I watched the speeches as if I were critiquing and assessing candidates of my own. Overall, the Democrats and Republicans …

GOP the “anti-minority” party?

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Leave a Comment

I was on the Chris Reed KOGO show last night discussing (among other things) the failure of the GOP to make inroads in CA. Be it real or be it perception, the GOP’s perceived anti-immigrant (and especially anti-Hispanic) stance is losing (has lost) the minority vote in this state. The vociferous conservative element that puts essentially all blame for our …