A Suggestion for Tonight’s DPOC Central Committee Meeting

Apparently, OC Democrats will be meeting tonight for a special purpose. They may just retract an endorsement they recently made for some local candidate whose name I can’t remember {wink wink 😉 }. Now yes, I know a whole lot of folks here have made a big deal of this candidate whose name I can’t remember. And yes, I see why this whole matter needs to be taken care of. But while we’re all fixated upon this one candidate, let’s not forget what’s also at stake.

Thanks to the fantastic work of the Democratic Party of OC, we still have so many Democrats running for so many local, state, and federal office here in OC who are doing the right thing. They’re running on a real progressive Democratic platform. They’re getting the community excited about the election this year. They’re showing us how we can actually start tearing down “The Orange Curtain” once and for all. We can’t forget about all of these great candidates while we’re all worrying about one flawed candidate.

This is why I make this proposal. How many of you planning on attending the Central Committee meeting tonight are busy with a local Democratic campaign? Why not bring your ideas with you on how Democrats can help get these Democratic candidates elected, and get your friends who are also there to join with you in a commitment to make calls, walk precincts, and do whatever you can to elect more good Democrats in your area? Perhaps after putting the whole issue of the candidate whose name I can’t remember to rest, which can’t possibly take more than ten minutes, why not share your ideas with everyone? Perhaps you will end up with a great plan of action and some commitments from other Dems to help your favorite local Democratic candidates. I’m sure there are some great local Democrats running in your area.

This way, tonight’s meeting can actually be quite productive! Not only will OC Democrats rid themselves of all the problems of the candidate whose name I can’t remember, but they can also spend some time helping to elect good local Democrats. And this way, we’ll send a message to the GOP Machine that small “scandals” won’t bog us down as we work our hardest to turn OC blue. As I said earlier, the OC Democratic Party has done so much good work over the years in building a strong Democratic presence throughout the county. Let’s not forget about continuing all that good work while we deal with one unsavory candidate whose name I can’t remember.

So how many of you planning on attending tonight’s meeting like this idea? I know it may sound weird at first, but I really think it will do wonders to help us get over that candidate whose name I can’t remember while we get back to doing the important work of helping elect
more Democrats. You don’t even have to say you got the idea from me (or the very wise people who first talked with me about this great idea). Just waking up tomorrow morning to hear of a plan of action for Democrats to elect Democrats will be enough to put a BIG smile on my face. 😉

  9 comments for “A Suggestion for Tonight’s DPOC Central Committee Meeting

  1. The Man
    May 27, 2008 at 11:03 am

    How about we ally ourselves with Van Tran, Dina Nguyen and Mike Schroeder to get Paul Lucas elected to the Garden Grove City Council. After all the folks of the DPOC officially have sold out to the Van Tran machine. Why don’t we just make Mike Schroeder overlord of both parties? That is what Paul Lucas and the Hull-Richter’s want.

  2. NOT Mike Schroeder
    May 27, 2008 at 11:07 am

    [Edited by admin due to offensive material. Readers, please remember the Terms of Use as you comment. We love freedom of speech just as much as you do, but we also have a responsibility to the community to keep things civil.]

  3. May 27, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    The Man/”Mike Schroeder”-

    Will you please try to stick to the subject at hand? This story is not here so you can post comments about other people on the Central Committee. This is a blog, NOT an elementary school playground. Please don’t hijack my thread.


  4. May 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Who’s heating the tar?
    Who’s bringing the feathers?
    Someone needs to hang in effigy tonight.
    We don’t do enough hanging in effigy here in OC.

  5. May 27, 2008 at 2:06 pm


    I don’t give a rat’s you-know-what who “The Man”/”Mike Schroeder” really is. He came pretty damn close to violating the Terms of Use here, and I won’t stand for that. But still, that does NOT give you the right to violate the Terms of Use by attempting to out this pseudonymous commenter. Please, Paul, for your own sake, just stick to the rules here when you’re trying to defend yourself.



    You’re a wise one, indeed. I’m starting to get tired of all the hubbub of the burnings at the stake. It’s time to get back to electing Democrats here in OC.

  6. demmother
    May 27, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    The second comment is inappropriate; period.

    I do not believe someone should use someone else’s name to post and it is a personal attack on an individual.

  7. Northcountystorm
    May 27, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Andrew–Why don’t delete the M.S. comment? The last part is garbage.

  8. May 27, 2008 at 4:36 pm


    You’re right. It’s been edited. I guess I just have a hard time realizing that some folks can’t handle something as basic as “Terms of Use”. Sorry.


    But still, that doesn’t give you the right to attempt to “out” someone. And while I won’t go ahead and “out” whoever made the first two repulsive comments, I can tell you that it was NOT Claudio Gallegos.

    So thanks, Paul, for caring about our “Terms of Use”. I actually appreciate your civil tone today… But please don’t go about violating these terms yourself by attempting to out someone. Thanks. 🙂

  9. Democratic citizen
    May 27, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Andrew is right on! All of those Central Committee members could be phonebanking for Debbie Cook, Ron Shepston or Ed Chau or in favor of Proposition 99.

    They could also get walk lists and walk their neighborhoods. Do something productive for a change.

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