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Democratic Surge in OC is Not Just About Trump

Henry Vandermeir addresses the DPOC Central Committee during officer elections January 14, 2013. (Photo: Lou Delgado)

The OC Register’s Martin Wisckol penned this past weekend’s story about surging Democratic voter registration in Orange County and it’s an excellent piece to read.  And I can’t disagree that GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump has helped in turning Orange County bluer than it’s been, but I think Wisckol undersells the role DPOC Chair Henry…

Gaido Scores SEIU Endorsement for Irvine Mayor

Agran Gaido Fox reception December 2014

Democratic candidate for mayor of Irvine, Mary Ann Gaido, has secured the endorsement of three branches of the Service Employees International Unions.  Here’s her note to supporters below: We are proud to announce that I have been endorsed for Mayor of Irvine by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — United Service Workers West and the…

Hillary’s Post Convention Bump Raises Her Prospects

Hillary Clinton in OC in 2005

I try not to pay attention to the presidential polls in the days following each party’s convention because the respective candidates get a bounce of sorts that elevates their status in the polls. After the GOP convention, Republican nominee Donald Trump had effectively tied the score and even Nate Silver’sThirtyEight.com site had Trump and Hillary…

Muslim Women Respond to Trump with #CanYouHearUsNow campaign

Donald Trump

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/1/16) – American Muslim women from across the country today will demand that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump take notice as they participate in a social media campaign, #CanYouHearUsNow, designed to challenge his disparaging comments about Ghazala Khan,  the mother of a Muslim who died while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq, for…

Sympathy for the Devil?

Mrs Trump

The Republican Party Convention in Cleveland is turning into a Hillary Clinton hate-fest as speaker after speaker throws red meat to the conserverati in attendance. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s speech resembled closing statements of a DA, designed to inflame a kangaroo court while leaving out pesky details that ruined his narrative.  From the New…

Bernie’s Thrown Away His Shot

Bernie Sanders in Nevada

With each passing day without endorsing the presumptive Democratic Party nominee, the influence that Senator Bernie Sanders could have had over the Democratic Party platform wanes. Candidates who finish second don’t get to set terms or call the shots.  And for his supporters, withholding support for Secretary Clinton because you’re #BernieOrBust just makes it all…

Europeans Fear a Trump Presidency

Trump in Scotland

First off, sorry for the spotty postings over the past week and a half; I’m back from a business trip/family vacation in Europe and the time to post/availability of WiFi factor has a significant impact on what I was able to do online.  Our trip took my family and I through Hungary, Austria and Italy…