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Unanswered Questions

Great seeing everyone at Drinking Liberally last night.  It was a wonderful send off for Mike Lawson who will be missed. We had a great time discussing our debates with our friends on the right.  I have the final say in two different posts here, both of which end with a question and some folks…

Sunday Read: A Blogger Crashes the Gates to The LA Times

  With all the projected red ink, The Times and other newspapers are starting to pay attention to the budget mess. Unfortunately, this newspaper has recently gone out of its way to suggest that the budget crisis is primarily traceable to spending. The role that tax policy plays in the persistent revenue shortfalls receives much…

The Cal Counts Initiative; even if it gets on the Ballot and Passes, is it Constitutional?

The Flash Report cites a new Survey USA poll that shows support for changing California’s winner take all delegates for the presidential election to a delegate-by-congressional district approach that would effectively give a Republican candidate the another Ohio in the 2008 race.  A Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research poll taken in September that spelled out what the…

Will State or OC GOP Require a Loyalty Oath Like Virginia Does?

Found this story off of the Associated Press.  If you’re a Republican and you plan to vote in Virginia’s primary, you must pledge an oath of loyalty to the Republican Party. It’s catching on elsewhere…..could it happen here? RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If you’re planning to vote in Virginia’s February Republican presidential primary, be prepared…

Note to the Governor: The Flash Report Officially Demands You Do Something

Hillary Clinton called it a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Conservatives call it “message discipline.” Others call it the “right-wing noise machine.” Here at TheLiberalOC.com we call it “crap.” And from time to time, we will bring their swill to you in our forum called…   I read the Flash Report so you don’t have to.  Today’s…

IOKIYAR: Ackerman’s Maui Trip Barely Registers

HT to our friends at Orange Juice for this lead of an article that ran last week in the SacBee. But some commentary first.  The Flash Report continues to practice Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment which is “Thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican (unless they are convicted).”  Hence, two weeks after Sheriff Mike…