Ryan Trabuco, Sharing Some Final Thoughts

South Bay Sunnycrest South Bay Sunnycrest 12 Comments

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 …

Team Fletcher: “Just Win, Baby!”

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 35 Comments

Politics & Media Mashup will return next week. This week, it’s all Nathan Fletcher all the time.  Nathan Fletcher left the Republican Party because there’s nothing he wants more than to be San Diego’s next mayor. Yes, to me it’s that simple. Fletcher said this week he was leaving the party – with less than three months before the June …

John Stahl for Congress: A Ballot Designation No-No

South Bay Sunnycrest South Bay Sunnycrest 1 Comment

Perusing the Candidate List over at the Registrar of Voters website, I found a little diddy that amused me. Aside from the fact that there are 10 candidates running in the 52nd Congressional District, candidate John Stahl’s ballot designation lists him as Veteran/Conservative/Businessman. What’s the “No-No” you may ask? The use of the word “conservative” as a ballot designation. Let …

California Republicans and Demography

B-Daddy B-Daddy 1 Comment

California’s Republicans have gotten the negative notice of The Economist, no small feat, considering that the magazine covers the world and only runs eight or so articles on the whole of the United States in a week. Titled Dead, or just resting? the main thrust is that California Republicans are so deeply unpopular with Hispanics and Asians who are an …

From the “What did you think November meant?” Department

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 4 Comments

From the AP… Conservatives’ clout flummoxes House GOP leaders WASHINGTON (AP) – The clout of tea party advocates and other hard-line conservatives in Congress has caught top Republicans by surprise, raising questions about whether GOP leaders can impose enough discipline in their House majority to pass tough measures, such as raising the debt ceiling. Within 24 hours this week, House …

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 …