Dan Chmielewski

John Campbell’s Take on Today’s House Vote

I’m downright grateful that John Campbell blogs for the Flash Report and on Town Hall. Today, the House passed U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health and Iraq Accountability Act by a vote of 218-212; 14 Democrats voted No and two Republicans voted yes (to be targeted for defeat in the 2008 primary elections for sure).  Campbell…

GOP losing clout nationally: Pew Research Poll

You’ve got to know something about your president: I am some kind of optimistic about where we’re headed,” President Bush to Republican leaders promising election victories in 2008. Not so fast George…. Per this story in today’s LA Times, most Americans favor Democratic positions on the direction of the country. Some details bolded by me…

Words vs Deeds

In the continuing effort to read the Flash Report so you don’t have to, Jon Fleischman got some considerable airtime and ink to comment on the flap between the Governor and talk show host Rush Limbaugh; earlier this week, on the Today Show, the Governor said something we liberals have known for a long time.…

On the Economy: Clinton Beats Bush

HT to the OC Register’s Orange Punch blog for the lead. Matt Cunningham and I got into it about Bill Clinton’s shrinking of the government and this article in the Examiner proves my point. Enjoy! Stuff in Bold is my emphasis. Daniel J. Mitchell, The Examiner Mar 15, 2007 3:00 AM (5 days ago) WASHINGTON…

The Difference Between a Request and an Inquiry

Between the OCBlog and the OC Register, the new Living Wage initiative passed by the progressive-moderate majority Irvine City Council is getting pretty beat up.  But methinks people are confusing “Living Wage” issues with “Prevailing Wage” issues and they are two very different things.   An unsourced item by Matt Cunningham on OCBlog from last…

The Majority Report

Finally, something useful gleened off of the Flash Report. Of the 22 million registered voters in California, here’s the breakdown by party, courtesy of the secretary of state’s office: Democratic – 6,667,437 or 42.52% Republican – 5,362,473 or 34.19% American Independent – 313,461 or 2% Green – 138,861 or 0.89% Libertarian – 83,420 or 0.53%…

Choi to Assembly?

Total Buzz and the Irvine World News have reported that Irvine council member Dr. Stephen Choi has formed a committee to explore a bid for Todd Spitzer’s termed out assembly seat. If Dr. Choi does run, it will be as a carpetbagger and we can all ask Umberg and Daucher how well that workd out for…