CAGOP U.S. Senate Candidates – Missed Opportunity

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 2 Comments

A conservative Latino’s view on politics… The California Republican Party (CAGOP) implemented endorsement rules to separate those who simply want to see their names on a ballot from those who want to be contenders. One criterion is 200 delegate endorsement signatures and at least 10 of them must be from delegates of the eight regions. In other words, they must work …

Open Secret No More – “NPP” Surpasses GOP Registration

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 7 Comments

A conservative Latino’s view on politics… I view the state Republican Party with embarrassment, contempt, and no awareness when it comes to voter registration. The recent headlines showing the Republican Party falling to No. 3 in registration, behind “No Party Preference” (NPP) is making the public aware of their massive failure in California. How’d we get here? “’No Party Preference’ …

Where is Travis Allen? It’s time to lead! #WHEREISTRAVIS

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 6 Comments

A conservative Latino’s view on politics… The primary battle between Republican Party members, Assemblyman Travis Allen and business leader John Cox was vicious and nasty – mostly from Allen toward Cox. It turned into a lopsided, decisive beatdown that saw Cox take Allen out by 16.3 percentage points (over 900,000 votes). It was reminiscent of the utter destruction Mike Tyson gave …

Ryan Trabuco, Sharing Some Final Thoughts

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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!”

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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

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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

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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 …

Solidifying the GOP’s Stance with Gun Owners

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Guest Commentary by Michael A. Schwartz A recent foxnews.com article indicates that pro-gun Democrats may get a boost in November. This is both good news…and bad.  The good news is that people have been fighting to make gun rights a part of everyone’s agenda and it is working.  The Second Amendment is important whether you are gay or straight, black …

Naomi Bar-Lev on the Race for the 76th Assembly District

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Guest Column by Naomi Bar-Lev Recently, the San Diego Union Tribune posed four questions to the 76th assembly district Republican candidates (view them here). One of the questions that was asked, Should Proposition 8 be overturned to again allow gays and lesbians in California to marry? My answer: I am for civil unions. The rights of adults to choose with …

Pass the Final Four (originally written 4/1/07)

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I wrote this blog originally 4/1/07… Pass The Final Four It was this exact time of year in 1995 when as a young Republican political staffer I was in Washington, DC. The cherry blossoms were blooming and the mornings were crisp, but sunny. I thought our capitol city was so beautiful and with a newly-elected Republican majority in DC and …

Writing Ms. Smith Back Into History

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As originally posted on www.SDNN.com Editor’s Note: This is a part of a collection of stories SDNN will publish throughout the month of March to celebrate Women’s History Month. Join us as we recognize Women’s History Month by checking SDNN every day for stories from other women in our region. Happy Women’s History Month! Long before Hillary Clinton, there was …

A Tepid 77th?

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 19 Comments

For a primer on my lamentation, here are all the below-referenced posts and candidate guest columns on the 77th AD: http://sdrostra.com/?tag=77th-state-assembly Sigh.  Maybe it was that the various commentaries by the four potential Republican candidates in the 77th Assembly District were all published late last week, as folks in general were readying for a three-day weekend.  Perhaps that’s the crux …

Fair or Unfair Use of Anonymous Speech

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The internet has added another layer to politics. Anonymous political commentary, long an American tradition, has had a rebirth. I would argue that anonymity has an important place in political discussion, but that we as a community need to decide exactly what that place is. My opinion is that anonymity is appropriate if the topic of the commentary is controversial …

Term Limits Is A Republican Issue – We Should Support Them For County Supes

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San Diego Rostra Guest Column by Jon Fleischman If some local public employee unions were to place on the ballot a decrease in the county sales tax, first and foremost I would be stunned.  But then I would sign on board and work (apparently in a bipartisan fashion) to reduce the size of government, and increase liberty and freedom for …

Rick Amato Does Radio “Chicago Style” Monday Night on KCBQ

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Talk show host Rick Amato will broadcast a special show tonight from the San Diego County Republican Party Sheriff’s Candidate Forum & Statewide Straw Poll event at the Town & Country Hotel. The forum runs one hour beginning at 6 p.m.; the straw poll follows at 7 p.m. Rick’s show will air from 9 to 11 p.m. with complete coverage …

Garamendi Guessing Game

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Who will the Governor pick to fill the Lieutenant Governor spot vacated by John Garamendi? San Diego political consultant John Dadian of Dadian & Associates sent this helpful list out to his roster, and I thought it well worth sharing. John’s looking for your vote on this, and now so am I. So who’s it gonna be? State Senator Sam …