Dan Chmielewski


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Obama and McCain to Share Stage at Saddleback

The New York Times is reporting that Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren has pulled off a political coup; major party presidential nominees Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain will attend an August 16 event at the Lake Forest-based megachurch. Obama attended an AIDs conference at Saddleback a year ago with Kansas Senator Sam Brownback. Pastor…

Support Vincent Sarmiento in Santa Ana

Dear Dan, Vincent Sarmiento was appointed to the Santa Ana City Council in January, 2007. Since then he has taken the lead on important issues of economic development, public safety and city finances. A lawyer and businessman, Vince Sarmiento is exactly the kind of leader Santa Ana needs. He’s an intelligent, well educated professional whose…

Lastest Field Poll; Voters Don’t Favor Prop 8

Today’s Field Poll results demonstrate a victory of sorts for the pro-equal rights and liberty crowd.  With Gay Marriages as the law of the land for about a month, thousands of Gay couples have tied the knot and the sky hasn’t fallen.  And I’m guessing Chuck DeVore’s traditional marriage is still intact and not damaged…

The New Sheriff, Same as the Old One?

Matt Cunningham has an interesting post over at Red County, about how newly appointed Sherriff Sandra Hutchens is quietly working the room with the GOP power base in Orange County. The week she was appointed, we contacted her press people for an appointment to talk with her once she has settled in.  Since then, we’ve heard…

Bloggers Don’t Change Minds; We Cater to the Base

Chalk this post up to catch up from last week’s downtime.  Without getting into a lot of details, I had a discussion last week with another liberal family member who expressed intimidation at debating a more conservative family member on politics.  It was a case of not being as sure of his facts (which have…

Elizabeth Dole wants to name AIDS Relief Bill for Jesse Helms

Call it compassionate conservatism if you will, but North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole wants to name the current AIDS Relief Bill in Congress after recently deceased former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, a man who had no appreciation for the impact on this disease on the Gay community.  And no sympathy either. On the issue of…