Dan Chmielewski

Progressives Gear Up for Primary Season

Primary Importance By Hans Johnson It was the best bit of electoral agitprop of its generation. And it helped unleash what movements coveting legitimacy and long-term influence must hold as a gold standard: measurable impact on the presidential primary. In late 1991, the AIDS advocacy group ACT UP produced a sticker to dramatize what leaders…

Who Got Accelerated Training for a Badge and a Gun?

In reading Total Buzz over the weekend the the LA Times piece on Don Haidl this morning, it appears that an accelerated training course for political supporters of Sheriff Carona was design to get them a badge and a gun without the rigors of the regular training program. This from the Register’s Rachanee Srisavasdi: “The…

Will State or OC GOP Require a Loyalty Oath Like Virginia Does?

Found this story off of the Associated Press.  If you’re a Republican and you plan to vote in Virginia’s primary, you must pledge an oath of loyalty to the Republican Party. It’s catching on elsewhere…..could it happen here? RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If you’re planning to vote in Virginia’s February Republican presidential primary, be prepared…

County’s Dems on the Rise

HT to Total Buzz on this, but the number of registered Democrats in OC is growing and so are the number of decline-to-staters; Republican registration is down.  We’re still way back in second place, but give it time; we may have a Blue County yet. From Total Buzz: In 1999, GOP registration in the county…

Note to the Governor: The Flash Report Officially Demands You Do Something

Hillary Clinton called it a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Conservatives call it “message discipline.” Others call it the “right-wing noise machine.” Here at TheLiberalOC.com we call it “crap.” And from time to time, we will bring their swill to you in our forum called…   I read the Flash Report so you don’t have to.  Today’s…

Rudy’s Earmarks

We keep hearing about how Republican politicians are leading the way to expose earmark spending.  Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) has emerged as a champion of this effort despite his own well-documented record of voting for all sorts of earmarks when the Republicans controlled Congress. GOP frontrunner Rudy Giuliani is campaigning against Congressional earmarks, unless of…