DFOC Calls on Congressional Democratic Candidates to

Dan Jacobson is the chair of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County, an organization committed to helping Democrats get elected in OC.  He issued a letter via email, and it’s directed at the glut of Democratic candidates running for Congress in Orange County.  It’s been suggested that too many Democrats will make it easier for Republicans to split the vote for a GOP vs. GOP runoff, but OC Republicans are not going to challenge a longtime incumbent so its highly likely that a Democrat with the best organization and fundraising ability can emerge as the contender.

I don’t disagree with what Jacobson has to say here and for some candidates running, particularly in AD-68, AD-72, AD-74, consider making a run for state assembly or even the Board of Supervisors.  Hell, run for City Council.  But to Jacobson’s point, trash the Republicans you’re running against, not fellow Democrats.o Jacobs of Orange County is dedicated to developing and using financial resources to elect Democrats in Orange Cy.

Dear Democrats and Friends of Democrats,

In 2006 Phil Angelides and Steve Westly ran against each other in the Democratic Gubernatorial primary.  That same year Famed Actor and Civic Activist Warren Beatty gave a speech warning Phil and Steve against “going negative”, against each other.  Mr. Beatty explained that if Phil and Steve went negative, then whoever the Democratic candidate ended up being, would be cut by Democratic-inflicted knives.

Since the Democratic candidate would be Mr. Beatty’s candidate; Mr. Beatty’s candidate would necessarily be wounded, not by Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, but by – us, by Democrats.  Self-inflicted wounds are the worst kind.  Republicans can and will take advantage of and deepen the slashing that we started.  Phil and Steve went negative.  Arnold Schwarzenegger was re-elected.

I just read that there are now nineteen Democratic candidates running for the four Republican-held O.C. House seats.  (The other three are held by Democrats.)  We have an embarrassment of riches; and, we have to be careful.  The fate of the Republic may rely on the outcome of the 2018 election.  The Democrats must re-take the House; and, commentators have said that O.C. can lead the way!

The 2017 Democrats must not make the same mistake as did the 2006 Democrats.  Please listen to Warren Beatty, one of the greatest communicators of this and the last century.

Don’t go negative against your fellow Democrats.

Although our primary system is different than it was in 2006, at end of the primary each of the four Congressional Districts will probably have the Republican incumbent and a Democrat.  The surviving Democrat will be our candidate.  Please, leave her or him unscarred – unscarred by us.  We must re-take the House – for the sake of the Republic,

Don’t go negative against your fellow Democrats.


And a note to all those Democrats running; we are happy to run your press releases here.  Send them to dchm@cox.net. In Word format with a high resolution JPG photo.

  12 comments for “DFOC Calls on Congressional Democratic Candidates to

  1. Bob M.
    August 4, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Why do you folks hold Warren Beatty in such high regard as an authority on this matter. As an actor, he has spent most of his life pretending to be someone else. Just because he is a celebrity/actor doesn’t make him an authority.

  2. bonzo
    August 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Two words: Ronald Reagan Enjoy bedtime for bonzo

  3. Bob M.
    August 5, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Reagan was more than just an actor Mr./Ms. Bonzo. He was a former Gov., a veteran and a learned man of history. Beatty’s credentials pale next to Ron’s.

    • August 5, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Reagan was not a veteran. Never served in the military. A learned man of history? He didn’t recognize his adopted son Michael at the kid’s graduation. Thanks for the laugh

      • Bob M.
        August 6, 2017 at 11:05 am

        Dan, I suggest you do your homework in history. Reagan was in fact in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Captain. Now while he may not have served in combat, this not exclude him from being classified as a veteran.

        • August 6, 2017 at 2:47 pm

          Army Reserve. Never saw combat. Was an actor. A bad one. Hellcats of the Navy! It’s not like He did what JFK or John Kerry did.

          • Bob M.
            August 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm

            Or George HW Bush or Dwight Eisenhower. One thing for sure, he is a vet and the country experienced the greatest prosperity under his administration, unlike our Alinskyite Obama.

          • Bob M.
            August 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm

            Oh I forgot, while Reagan may have never received an Academy Award, the standards for acting were greater in the 40’s. He was a pretty decent actor by most accounts, compared to most of today’s lefty actors.

            • August 7, 2017 at 8:21 am

              He played pretty much the same role over and over; much like Jack Nicholson always plays Jack. He did open a GE refrigerator full of food every week on “Death Valley Days.”

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