CHARACTER COUNTS

I think a few Republicans in Orange County have misunderstood what this week was all about.

For the record guys…

It’s CHARACTER COUNTS,

Not CHARACTERS COUNT.

In recognition of this National Event created by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, an excellent organization that strives to educate youth about character,

TheLiberalOC Presents…

Profiles of Republican Characters — TheOC Edition

Tan Nguyen
Sent out 14,000 letters to Latino naturalized citizens telling them they will be arrested if they vote. And when caught, blamed his office manager.

Chuck DeVore
Stated in a post on the OCBlog that Democrats sent out the fraudulent letters. Once it was clear that a Republican Congressional Candidate Tan Nguyen was responsible, claimed Tan’s actions occurred because he was a Democrat the previous election cycle.

Bill Campbell
The Republican Chairman of the County of Orange Board of Supervisors, permitted the Republican majority on the Board to intimidate the County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley and ultimately permitted, according to Peggy Lowe at the Orange County Register, CEO Thomas Mauk to direct Kelley to TAKE NO ACTION to correct the misinformation communicated to voters by Tan Nguyen.

Bob Hernandez
A letter supporting Councilman Hernandez was sent out to fellow Republicans by former California Republican Party Chairman Shawn Steel. The letter called fellow Republican candidate for Anaheim City Council Bill Dalati an Islamic extremist, a “Syrian” businessman, and “Manchurian Candidate.” Sarah Tully of the Orange County Register reports that at the October17th City Council meeting Hernandez said he was unaware of the letter until after his campaign manager John Lewis posted it on the OCBlog. Tully further reported that Hernandez vigorously denied he is a racist, but also accused Dalati of “extremist thinking” and “extremist action.” Hernandez said, “He’s the one who is alleging racism. He has no platform. The only thing he can do is make noise and … hope people vote for him because they feel sorry for him.” Hernandez said Dalati had no right to seek the Republican Party’s endorsement, which was denied. “He’s no more a Republican than I am a spaceman,”

To borrow from a Republican hit piece sent to voters in Fullerton…

  6 comments for “CHARACTER COUNTS

  1. October 21, 2006 at 12:52 pm

    In order to help you out, I’ve bolded the parts that I wouldn’t say because I don’t think they’re supported by the evidence:

    Sent out 14,000 letters to Latino naturalized citizens telling them they will be arrested if they vote.

    Your welcome.

  2. October 21, 2006 at 1:22 pm

    Dear Lonewacko:

    The second paragraph of the letter says:

    “You are advised that if… you are an immigrant voting in a federal election is a crime and could result in jail time.”

    Is this enough evidence for you?

  3. Anonymous
    October 21, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    Chris Prevatt,
    Not all immigrants are naturalized citizens you idiot!

  4. October 21, 2006 at 2:41 pm

    Anon:

    I am not an idiot, but my guess is that you may be.

    Absent clear evidence to the contrary, registered voters who are foreign born are naturalized citizens. I will give you one example, Nellie Diaz.

    Since the letters were sent to voters with Latino surnames who were born in a country other than the United States the intent was to contact naturalized voters. The intent of the statement in the letter is clear; “we know you’re an immigrant, and if you vote you’ll go to jail.”

  5. October 21, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    I guess this means that the Governor can’t vote.

    But other parts of the letter are problematic; how about the government’s new computer system that will provide data to anit-immigrant groups.

    Hell, we have to sue to get a list of people who call on Dick Cheney.

    Again, the letter represents what the GOP is all about; supress the vote, turn out the base and use FEAR whenever possible.

    This is a Great post Chris!

  6. Tim Whitacre
    October 22, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    Don’t forget about me.

    I’ll sell out any party, anytime, anywhere.

    Now lets lock bayonets and take the hills.

    Semper Fiddle Faddle,

    Timmy

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