Assemblyman Chuck DeVore posted this lovely missive on the Red County/OCBlog this morning.
Tan, we hardly knew yeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
The letters it looks like you authorized to voters were likely illegal and
In addition, what a breathtakingly stupid move it was to send 14,000 letters using a bulk rate permit! But, I suppose we should have expected such from an opportunistic party switcher who ran just two years ago as a Democrat against Cong. Rohrabacher and is serving as his own consultant for a congressional race.
Yesterday I posed a few questions, the first two were:
How many letters were sent and to whom?
Who benefits from this?
As for #1, Now we know: 14,000! 14,000 is about 13,500 letters more than I thought there would have been were this a trick rather than a ham-handed amateur move. 14,000 takes real organization and money. 14,000 is basically a district mailer for the 47th Congressional District Ã¢â‚¬â€œitÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not a small-scale stunt.
With #2 the answer remains the same: Democrats benefit. Mr. Nguyen was a Democrat less than a year ago, but I seriously doubt he intended to help his old party with this Ã¢â‚¬â€œ no one spends almost half a million of his own money on a Quixotic quest with the intention to do something that may result in jail time and serious fines.
Lastly, my post yesterday was motivated as a protest against what I saw as a rush to blame the Republican Party of Orange County and others whom I thought would not do such a harmful thing. I simply couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe any serious Republican in 2006 in Orange County would so foolish, reckless, and wrong.
Well, it looks as though I was wrong; a Republican did do such a foolish, reckless, and wrong thing, albeit someone who was a Republican for less than a year, but a Republican nevertheless.
Mr. Tan Nguyen, politics is a serious matter in this representative democracy of ours, as politics leads to leadership. You should stand down and apologize.
State Assemblyman, 70th District
I responded to his post, and while I didn’t keep a copy, I said that it didn’t take too long for racist Chuck Devore to blame Tan Nguyen’s actions on the fact that he was once a Democrat.
I said I felt his statement was immoral and that his lack of integrity made him the perfect poster child for the Republican Party of Orange County.
I closed with SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK!
Apparently that was too much for the censors over at RED COUNTY.
My post has been deleted.
Chuck’s Response to me is still on the OCBlog last time I checked. For the record, here it is.
Chris, a piece of advice: a baseless ad hominem does not strengthen a weak
attack. Try again, this time using logic.
All the best,
State Assemblyman, 70th District
TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re circling the wagons and attempting to silence any dissenting point of view.
What a Grand Old Party.
Jubal responded and I think it deserves front page coverage.
Jubal 12:36 PM
Yes, I deleted your comment, Chris, because you violated the well-known rules of the Red County/OC Blog comments section. They’re not hard to follow.
# Jubal 12:39 PM
You called Chuck DeVore a “racist” and said he was SICK SICK etc.That’s against the rules.
Over at RedCounty they can dish it out but they cannot take it.
If anyone can find those well-known rules posted anywhere I would love to see them.