Dan Chmielewski

California Senate Republicans Oust their Leader

The elected Republicans continue to hold the state budget hostage as they drive California over a cliff with stalled budget negotiations.  But now there’s a new driver at the wheel and he’s stepping on the gas. The LA Times reported this morning that a group of Republican senators ousted Senate leader Dave Cogdill of Modesto and replaced him with…

Pelosi Meets with the Pope

A lot of my conservative friends were on me this week about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Italy following the House vote on the stimulus package.  Turns out, she had an important meeting to attend. Pelosi Statement Following Meeting With Pope Benedict XVI Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today following…

Alexandra Pelosi’s awesome documentary – “Right America; Feeling Wronged” debuts on HBO

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uq6Ev_CNs8[/youtube] I caught Alexandra Pelosi’s fantastic documentary on HBO tonight.  Its calling “Right America: Feeling Wronged” which tracks the emotions of conservatives as Pelosi followed the McCain camapign through 28 states.  The racism, anger, and ignorance is stunning. You’ll have to wade through a bit of the Rachel Maddow show to get to some clips…

The Party of No

The Contra Costa Times nails it with this story in this morning’s paper. But they were frankly too timid in the headline.  The California Republican Party IS the Party of NO.  No Ifs, ands, or buts about it. But you have to love this quote: “Their ideology has taken them to a point where they…

The Facebook Lobbying of Jose Solorio

Hat tip to Heather Pritchard over at The OC Progressive for writing about this first, but the story has taken on new life with intense lobbying of state representative Jose Solorio.  And its happening on Facebook.  Jose writes: Jose Solorio is reviewing budget that a Republican Gov., 2 Republican leaders & 2 Democrat leaders proposed: $15…