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Hedrick: GOP Rants Ignore Real Concerns

(editor note: this ran in the Press Enterprise and is republished with permission of Bill Hedrick) By BILL HEDRICK Recently, Congress approved a budget package designed to put families first by pulling America out of recession and jumpstarting the U.S. financial system. However, the budget continues to come under attack from the radical right wing…

A Love Note from a TeaBagging Republican

Marty Wisckoll from the Register was kind enough to quote me in his story about the Tax Party in Santa Ana; here’s a link to Marty’s story. My quote prompted one right wing teabagger to write me at my business email.  I’ve left his name out.  But I do love fan mail. “But the situation…

California GOP is a Cult?

Hat tip to Marty Wisckol of Total Buzz for this item that shows the California GOP in steep decline. My favorite line from the post, which quotes former state GOP leader Allan Hoffenblum, was this: “The party is in serious trouble,” he said. “It’s crumbling beneath their feet, and they’re out there trying to defeat more…

Continuing to Rewrite Republican History

At the Obama Town Hall yesterday, we had a great deal of fun with our pals in the media by asking if they had to sign a loyalty oath to the president, as attendees to Bush/Cheney events had to for “town halls” conducted by the previous administration.  And Matt Cunningham had a post in Red…

Arnold Gave Serious Thought to Leaving GOP

The Daily Beast, Tina Brown’s answer to the Huffington Post, is reporting that Governor Schwarzenegger and his aides gave serious thought to Arnold leaving the Republican Party. From the post: A few months ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a few close associates discussed whether he should leave the Republican Party, according to two people familiar with…

Republican Capitol Coup-d’etat

The Senate Republicans, upset over the budget that their leader had agreed to, successfully initiated a coup-d’etat and ousted their leader Dave Codgill for cutting the current budget deal. Their new leader Dennis Hollingsworth (left), demonstrated the resolve of his new leadership by demonstrating how he and the GOP caucus will hold their collective breath…

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…