Dan Chmielewski

Imperial Hubris and the GOP Debate

The posturing by the right wing in the wake of last night’s Republican presidential debate made for better entertainment than last night’s Ducks playoff game. On the Flash Report, Duane Dichiara had this to say about Republican congressman Ron Paul, one of a handful of Republicans who didn’t vote with the Party to authorize the…

Royce:Washington is still in a 9/10 mode on Immigration

And to prove it, votes No on 9/11 Commission Recommendations  I must admit, I have been thinking about Republican congressman Ed Royce’s column in Red County/OCBlog last week about tying Immigration Policy to 9/11.  The congressman says most of Washington is living in a 9/10 world when it come sto Immigration.  Royce is the ranking…

Loretta on Real Time this Friday

Rep. Loretta Sanchez will be a guest of Bill Maher on this Friday’s “Real Time” on HBO. You can also download a free podcast of the show on iTunes.Wonder how many “Pet the Cat” jokes Bill will make.  

Loretta Responds to 241 Extension Vote

From the OC Register Tuesday, May 15, 2007 On May 10, my colleague, Democrat Rep. Susan Davis from San Diego, offered an amendment to restore the application of state law to the SR241 highway project, which is planned to go through U.S. Marine base Camp Pendleton and through San Onofre State Park, which is located…

It isn’t Oversight, it’s Obstruction

Under the category of Thin Skinned Republicans comes a letter to the Irvine World News from Irvine City Council member Christina Shea, the council member best known for attacking any idea the council majority has but still showing up for the photo op for the groundbreaking.  Of course, Shea and fellow council member Stephen Choi…

Dana Changes His Mind

Found this story from the Hill on OC congressman Dana Rohrabacher “rueing” his decision to be a reference for jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff when Jack was angling to buy a casino. The most interesting part of the story has to do with the Baby Gift for Dana’s triplets given by Abramoff when Rohrabacher was granted…

Moderate Republicans Tell Bush the Truth on Iraq

Matt Cunningham chided us for not having as much OC-based news on this site (my count was 7 of the last 10 stories had strong OC hooks).  This one doesn’t, but you didn’t see this story on OCBlog, FlashReport, or PowderBlue. Moderate Republicans had a “dutch uncle” talk with the president and White House staff on…