The Orange County Tea Party Blog, that misfit band of hard-core right wing “Patriots,” has issued their endorsement of candidates for the November elections. There was a time when Republicans would jump at the chance to be backed by the Tea Baggers, but since the group is to the right of crazy, not so much.
In issuing endorsements, the TeaBag Blog says: “As Tea Party Conservatives, andNOT Republican Party cheerleaders, its our obligation to scrutinize those running for office andonly support those candidates who have and will continue to adhere to conservative principles.
Where No Recommendation is listed, in most cases, you can safely assume that we believe that neither candidate in a particular race, whether it be Democrat or Republican, exemplifies Tea Party/Constitutional Conservative values, or has promoted those values through a consistent record of accomplishment and or support.
Our Recommendations are based largely on our examination of a candidate’s record and his or her views on the issues. In some races, you’ll notice I’ve written underneath a brief commentary or analysis on why we’ve decided to recommend or not recommend a particular candidate or candidates. I encourage you to use that information to help you make a thoughtful and intelligent decision when filling out your ballot.
We’ll point out four interesting endorsements for the Tea Party in this November’s races.
Anaheim — Tom Tait for Mayor and James Vanderbilt for city council; aren’t those self-proclaimed progressive Taits-bots just a little surprised that hizzhonor is backed by people who believe the recent Gay Marriage victories in the various states is judicial tyranny, still think Sarah Palin is relevant, and is against any sort of aid for immigrants (because its all about securing the borders, right?). Vanderbilt must contend with the Tea Party’s negative position on Common Core educational standards.
AD-65 – The TeaBag Blog loves Young Kim. They are promoting Kim’s latest spot that’s been debunked by State Rep. Sharon Quirk-Silva. From the blog story on Kim: “In the short time that she’s been in the Assembly, Democrat Sharon Quirk-Silva has managed to vote against many of the views of a majority in her district. In just the last two years, Quirk-Silva has voted to make it easier to raise our property taxes, voting against Prop.13! In addition, she opposed a bill that would have defunded the bullet train, she voted to allow non-citizens to serve on California Juries, she voted to raise the job-killing minimum wage increase, and she voted to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens. She was also one of the leading proponents in the Assembly of the so-called “Transgender Bathroom Bill!”
As we said, SQS has already debunked this with a brief note to supporters and voters: “I want to set the record straight on false information that my opponent is putting out. I am opposed to any changes to Prop 13. I have not taken any vote to increase your gas tax. There was a vote in 2006, AB32, but I was not elected to the Assembly in 2006. Major races like this are tough, but the truth matters. I am stating this because the many mailers, and now super size signs, that my opponent keep sending are false! Simply tell the truth and run a race, but scaring people with misinformation equals no integrity.Just wanted you to hear this from me directly. Win or lose, I tell the truth.”
And lastly, Irvine Council candidate Lynn Schott, who has been a long time Tea Party supporter and has been hiding her Tea party past from voters lately. At the last Irvine Chamber candidate’s forum, Schott said affordable housing and child care were top priorities of hers? When did she become a liberal? Schott provides a service for parents who home school to espouse conservative values and a Judeo-Christian POV; should be fun to watch her at a pending candidate’s forum sponsored by Irvine’s Muslim Community.