Daily Show: California’s Direct Democracy Troubles

John Burton

CA Democratic Party Chairman Sen (ret.) John Burton (Photo: Lou Delgado)

Last night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, John Oliver explained how Amazon.com has hijacked California’s direct democracy in order to overturn a tax law designed to reduce the state’s $26 billion deficit. Too freaking funny!!! John Burton, California’s Democratic Party Chairman, drops 4 F-Bombs during the course of the interview taped earlier this year.

  4 comments for “Daily Show: California’s Direct Democracy Troubles

  1. Mearl Hinckley
    December 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    We need more — many more — people like John Burton in California politics. And a few more Jesse Unruhs and Pat Browns. And many fewer Tim Donnellys. What a goddam putz he is.

  2. tmg
    December 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    This guy is a disgrace, as are John Stewart’s censors; they bleeped Burton’s F-bombs and other vulgarity, but allowed him to use God’s name in a manner that was anything but respectful. (The same goes for you, Mearl Hinckley). What kind of a world do we live in where where God gets less respect than an F-bomb? As far as Burton…maybe he should try acting like a professional, instead of a foul-mouthed high-schooler.

    • Mearl Hinckley
      December 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      Oh, don’t be so goddam prissy. When the occasion calls for it, nothing can beat our highly descriptive Anglo-Saxon words. And by the way, your god is a myth.

  3. tmg
    December 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Grow up, Ms. Hinckley. Act like an adult, instead of an undisciplined potty-mouth who needs to put someone else down to make herself feel better. But rather than be ashamed of this kind of behavior, you choose to revel in it. Grow up and show some self-discipline (starting with your mouth). Personally, I think that California shows how liberal values eventually cause society to decay from within (I’m ashamed to say that I live here).

    P.S. You seem pretty sure that God is a “myth”…..are you willing to bet your life on it? Eternity is a really, really long time.

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