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Prosperity vs Austerity

When Bill Clinton was president and the economy was booming, the frequent refrain was “a rising tide lifts all boats.”  Government was paying down the debt accrued by the Reagan-Bush (I) years and we had a strong economy with budget surpluses.  Life was good.  When George W. Bush became president, it was tax cuts all…

The Romney-Ryan-Akin Platform for Women

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are having trouble distancing themselves from the most conservative platform in GOP party history, which includes a Human Life Amendment that bans abortions in all cases. The DNC is out with a new web video: “The Romney-Ryan-Akin Platform for Women”

Tampa Strippers Prep for Party of “Family Values” Next Week

So conservative “entertainer” Rush Limbaugh on record for claiming that Hurricane Issac, which may strike the Tampa Bay area in time for the GOP convention, is part of an “Obama Conspiracy,” it appears more than Republicans are preparing for an onslaught.  Those preparing are the strip clubs in Tampa Bay with stippers hoping the party…

Et Tu Miguel?

Miguel Pulido

There’s an old expression that if you want a friend in politics, buy a dog. And the current election cycle is pitting old friends against each other when it comes to support and endorsements. Case in point: Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido is a longtime friend of Rancho Santiago Community College trustee Mark McLoughlin.  With…

The Mean-Spirited GOP Platform for 2012

  It’s well known that Orange County is the place that former President Ronald Reagan said “All good Republicans go to die.” When taking a look the the GOP platform being circulated ahead of the party’s 2012 national convention in Tampa, we have to wonder if there are any “good” Republicans left in this extreme…