Dan Chmielewski

Fear & Smear That is Prop 90

Team Irvine (Duong, Shea and Mavity, plus support from State Ass. Chuck DeVore and US Rep. John Campbell have a mailer out (from the Offical Non-Partisan Voter Guide, which is another great example of false advertising) that significantly distorts the Prop 90 initiative as a property rights initiative. The mailer falsely claims that voters will…

Mailer Battle in Irvine; the Truth vs Innuendo

Got another Prop 90 mailer today that tells me if I don’t vote for Team Irvine, then Larry Agran and Beth Krom will bulldoze my house. Of course, it’s nowhere near the truth. Then I got a letter and mailer from Larry Agran that has the one thing I look for in all campaign mailers…

How Low Can You Go?

Approval of Republicans at Record Low Reuters WASHINGTON (Oct. 19) – With congressional elections less than three weeks away, the Republican party’s approval ratings are at an all-time low, with approval of the Republican-led Congress at its lowest point in 14 years, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Wednesday.Forty-seven percent of…

DeVore’s definition of “Clintonian”

From the comments section of the OC Blog from Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. “Clintonian,” as in “It’s a Clintonian tactic to boldly lie about the obvious.” – Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. Reminds me of the syllogism method of reasoning. syl·lo·gism Logic. A form of deductive reasoning consisting of a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion;…

“You Just Better Watch Out”

One of the perks of blogging for this site are the tips that roll in. A lot of it is fluff and needs to be checked out (good thing I have a degree in journalism). About 75 percent of the stuff that passes my way is crap. And then there are gems like this. When…

Lies, Damn Lies and Campaign Mailers

I’m told by those who make their living in politics that you only go negative when your positives cannot go higher. Looks like Team Irvine has hit its limit. Exhibit A is a Pro-Measure 90 Mailer from the Official Non-Partisan Voter Guide of California (non-partisan= lie #1, it’s partisan Republican). I am always amazed how…