Monthly Archives: September 2013

Dana Rohrabacher makes a fool of himself on CNN

CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield interviewed OC Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Tennessee senator  Marsha Blackburn on the pending government shutdown and Dana accused the CNN anchor of doing someone else’s bidding. See it here. From the story: Blackburn began by blaming the Senate for failing to act on the budget measures the House sent them. She insisted…

Brown Signs Important Legislation Into Law

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation the we want to take note of. Over the irrational objection of business groups, Brown signed AB 10 which will implement an increase in the state minimum wage. He also signed AB 701, settling the VLFAA dispute between the State and the County of Orange

Rep. John Campbell Misinformed About Support for ObamaCare Repeal

The best thing to be said about Congressman John Campbell is that he’s effectively a lame duck.  He posted this piece on The FlashReport last week where he, not the president, compared Republicans to Terrorists for holding the federal government hostage over an Obamacare repeal.  Campbell took issue with the president’s phone call with the…

Pending Government Shutdown will be Blamed on Republicans

For the Republican Party in Orange County, California and nationally, “compromise” is still a dirty word.  In the view of our friends on the right, “compromise” increasingly means “do things our way.”  No give and take, just take. As Congress debates the debt ceiling and the defunding of Obamacare, a new poll suggests that 4…

Fleischman’s Facebook Post Displays Republican Pettiness at its Finest

A few months ago, we took Irvine Finance Commissioner Allan Bartlett to task over comments he made on Facebook regarding how the five city council members act during the playing of the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.    FlashReport publisher Jon Fleischman, in attendance at last night’s city council meeting, apparently is the same…

New California Online Disclosure Law to Impact OC Blogsphere

Orange County has a very healthy range of political blogs to choose from.  The dirty little secret, is that many of the bloggers at the better known sites are also paid political consultants.  Some disclose their conflict.  Others do not.  But even the ones that don’t, it’s an open secret that their “opinions” are bought…

An Open Letter to Cassidy Lynn Campbell

It’s hard to find heroes today.  You made it easy to do so.  And yes, you are most certainly a hero. Few people choose to take a stand and often lack the courage of conviction to move forward. You made history in one of the most conservative areas of the country when your friends and…