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Political Terrorism from Alledged Fiscal Conservatives

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The Republicans in Congress have succeeded in shutting down the Federal Government, having learned nothing from the shutdown of the Federal Government under Bill Clinton or the jitters of Wall Street from the summer of 2011. The shutdown is not about Obamacare so much as it is about the debt ceiling; the ability of our government…

Dana Rohrabacher makes a fool of himself on CNN

Crazy Dana Rohrabacher - Photo Credit: Jack Gould / OC Weekly

CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield interviewed OC Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Tennessee senator  Marsha Blackburn on the pending government shutdown and Dana accused the CNN anchor of doing someone else’s bidding. See it here. From the story: Blackburn began by blaming the Senate for failing to act on the budget measures the House sent them. She insisted…

Brown Signs Important Legislation Into Law

Governor Jerry Brown Keynotes 17th Annual Truman Dinner in Irvine - Photo: Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register (click Image for more photos)

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation the we want to take note of. Over the irrational objection of business groups, Brown signed AB 10 which will implement an increase in the state minimum wage. He also signed AB 701, settling the VLFAA dispute between the State and the County of Orange

Rep. John Campbell Misinformed About Support for ObamaCare Repeal

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The best thing to be said about Congressman John Campbell is that he’s effectively a lame duck.  He posted this piece on The FlashReport last week where he, not the president, compared Republicans to Terrorists for holding the federal government hostage over an Obamacare repeal.  Campbell took issue with the president’s phone call with the…

Pending Government Shutdown will be Blamed on Republicans

Jose Solorio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz

For the Republican Party in Orange County, California and nationally, “compromise” is still a dirty word.  In the view of our friends on the right, “compromise” increasingly means “do things our way.”  No give and take, just take. As Congress debates the debt ceiling and the defunding of Obamacare, a new poll suggests that 4…