The AD70 GOP Candidates Can Only Say “No”

AD70 GOP Candidates (l-r) Amante, Choi, Ferguson & Wagner - Photo: OCRegister/Total Buzz

The Total Buzz had an illuminating post on the four Republican candidates for AD-70 and it’s clear if any one of them wins, the interests of residents in the district will be as poorly served as we were in the last five-and-a-half years under State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (quick, can someone name a single legislative accomplishment DeVore can claim because I can’t). 

Particular humorous is Dr. Steven Choi, as thin-skinned a Republican as they come, using a reference we gave him on this blog as “Dr. No” to hype his credentials for an assembly seat.  How’s that new apartment in Woodbridge coming Dr. No?  Any furniture in there that didn’t come from Costco? 

And then there’s Jerry Amante of Tustin who hopes to bring “like minded Democrats” together with Republicans on issues that reasonate with voters while at the same time pledging not to be a Republican who votes with Democrats on issues that might reasonate with voters.  Amante must be one of those candidates who feels “bi-partisanship” means to agree with Republicans.  Jerry reminds me of a neighbor who complains about other neighbor’s dogs while ignoring the late night barking from his own backyard mutts. 

The Total Buzz column didn’t mention Don Wagner‘s recent rank against “left-wing atheists” who are trying “to emasculate our state government in order to advance a destructive liberal agenda with an outright hostility to traditional values.”  Wagner is associated with a far-right group called the Pacific Justice Institute, whose leader campaigned in favor of Prop 8 by likening gay marriage to the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany (what is it about Republicans associating Democrats with Hitler anyway?). 

I’m still trying to figure out who this Jerry Ferguson guy is, or why he is running.

What are these guys thinking?

Sukhee Kang and Melissa Fox

As Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang has pointed out, our cities and school districts need help from their elected Assembly Member in order to bring state dollars back to the people in this district, and to the public and private institutions and projects, such as schools, roads, water districts, local businesses, beaches and parks, that the people in the district depend on.  The Republicans’ “Just say ‘No’” approach to government leaves local leaders like Mayor Kang without any allies or support in the Assembly, and ensures that local taxpayers and businesses will get nothing back from Sacramento.

It just doesn’t make sense for voters to elect a representative who all but promises to bring nothing back to the people of their district.

Luckily, Melissa Fox presents the voters in the 70th Assembly District (Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach and Tustin) with a positive alternative to these naysayers in November.

Melissa Fox talking with people in the district

In sharp contract to these lackluster Republicans, Melissa Fox has presented real solutions to California’s problems, and has promised to work closely with local elected leaders to bring money back from Sacramento to our local schools and businesses.

That’s one reason why Mayor Kang has endorsed Melissa Fox and urged anyone who cares about our local schools and local businesses to support her candidacy.

What’s clear is we need to elect Melissa Fox to the Assembly.  Read more about Melissa’s candidacy here.

  5 comments for “The AD70 GOP Candidates Can Only Say “No”

  1. kenlaysnotdead
    April 11, 2010 at 8:18 pm


    How’s that “Challenging The The Right Wing Noise Machine” thing going?

    The loudest voice of that machine just got “outed” as taking a half million bucks from the DEMOCRATIC DRIVEN Prop 10 windfall.

    Why are’nt you calling these guys out?

    • April 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

      Public affairs work promoting children’s health is about as non-partisan as it gets. There’s nothing to call out.

      Perhaps you’d prefer the TV Guide…..

  2. April 13, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Nice dodge Dan. Maybe your slogan should be “cuddling with the right wing spin machine?”

    Jerbal is the embodiment of that machine.

  3. Dan Chmielewski
    April 13, 2010 at 9:23 am

    and your slogan should be “the blog with intimate knowledge of porn mustaches, NAMBLA, and massage parlors that give happy endings” Art, due to your seemingly extensive knowledge of each subject. You cuddle with the right wingers pretty well yourself — Steven Choi, Hugh Nguyen, Craig Hunter…. You admonish people for going after Al Amezcua’s business and your own business while you had no problem going after mine.

    Art – you’re an ethically challenged individual with a factually challenged blog. Clean up your own act before you come over here and lecture us about our behavior.

  4. Claudio Gallegos
    April 13, 2010 at 10:23 am


    Art does not have the huevos to ever debate or discuss the real points regarding his own actions. He and his buddies at OJ and FFFF have two sets of rules, one for all of us and one for them which is there are no rules, they are allowed to do whatever they want because they are so righteous.

    They will avoid actually talking about the facts atwhatever cost. Why do you think Art avoids meeting with me face to face to discuss our differences. Coward. He still refuses to answer why he went and bought and claimed to “own my ass” despite the fact that I had NOTHING to do with the transaction of Lets see if he answers us now.

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