Dan Chmielewski


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The Party of No

The Contra Costa Times nails it with this story in this morning’s paper. But they were frankly too timid in the headline.  The California Republican Party IS the Party of NO.  No Ifs, ands, or buts about it. But you have to love this quote: “Their ideology has taken them to a point where they…

The Facebook Lobbying of Jose Solorio

Hat tip to Heather Pritchard over at The OC Progressive for writing about this first, but the story has taken on new life with intense lobbying of state representative Jose Solorio.  And its happening on Facebook.  Jose writes: Jose Solorio is reviewing budget that a Republican Gov., 2 Republican leaders & 2 Democrat leaders proposed: $15…

Divisiness and Bullying

This quote was pulled from a post on The Flash Report today: “Unity and teamwork are important for the GOP right now — and our leaders should publicly decry the divisive, bullying tactics being used by Senate President Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Bass.” – Jon Flesichman Look in a miror dude, or at least read…

Flash Report Angst Means Budget Deal is Close

There are no fewer that three posts on the Flash Report today that indicates State Senator Abel Maldonado R-Santa Maria) has cut a deal in exchange for his vote and that the Big 5’s compromise budget deal that combines spending cuts, tax increases and new debt will pass.  As much as I hate sending traffic…

California’s “Borrow and Spend” Republican Party

As the Republicans in the State Legislature practice the tyranny of the minority over the vast majority of Californians in our republic, a note here about how our statewide elected Republicans have contributed to spending budget dollars, seeking spending cuts in education and other social services compared with their own pet projects. Namely, prisons. Those…