There’s a concerted effort by the bozos who run the Orange Juice Blog to get Democrats, Independents and “good government” conservatives who are aligned with Anaheim mayor Tom Tait for vote for retired Anaheim car dealer Brian Chuchua for AD-68 because he has some sort of real chance to beat the conservative Republicans in the race. No he doesn’t.
If you’re a Democrat or an independent who doesn’t want a conservative Republican representing you in Sacramento, your only vote needs to be for Sean Panahi (www.pahaniforassembly.com).
If you head over to Chuchua’s site, its apparent the copy was drafted by none other than OJ blogger Greg Diamond, who routinely promotes Republicans in OC over Democrats he doesn’t care for. If he’s not the writer, he can deny it. Why does this guy promote so many Republicans over Democrats and still maintains a position of leadership in the local party is beyond me.
Go to www.chuchua2016.trade and tell me who you think wrote the copy. Diamond is on the DPOC Central Committee; his failure to back the only Democrat in the race is, in my opinion, shameful.
If the Anaheim District fight was any indication, Diamond does all the legwork and stick’s Chuchua’s name on it for legitimacy. Chuchua lives in the District; Diamond does not. But if voters somehow buy the message that Chuchua is the guy, Diamond will finally have a full time job that pays something and will do everything leaving a list for Chuchua on how to vote. Because if you participated in any of the hearings about the 10 or 11 plans submitted by Diamond for district elections in Anaheim, Chuchua was only there to raise his hand to say “I live in Anaheim, and I support this.” If Chuchua gets elected to the Assembly, Diamond becomes the de facto assembly representative.
Meanwhile, Panahi is everything a Democrat would want in a candidate; he’s a practicing attorney with significant energy to carry forward progressive principles. Chuchua ought to stay home and fully recover from his recent heart bypass surgery. At 79, I doubt he has the energy required to handle the job.
If a Veteran’s Cemetery in Irvine remains important to you, vote for Tom Daly in AD-69 and Sharon Quirk-Silva in AD-65. Chuchua has virtually no name recognition in Orange, Tustin or North Irvine. His Republican leanings disqualify him from getting any Democratic votes. If elected, Chuchua could create a small handful of jobs for the unemployed or underemployed bloggers and commenters at OJ. But that’s not what the district needs or wants. He’s barely more coherent than Steven Choi.
I don’t want Greg Diamond representing me in the Assembly; a vote for Brian Chuchua would accomplish that. Time to vote to Sean Panahi for Assembly in AD-68.