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Shea’s Republican Support Ends at the Checkbook

I tooled over to Christina Shea’s “Shea for Mayor” website (which still has a reference to “Keep Irvine Great” isn’t that cool she’s still using the slogan of the opposition slate, but what’s a little plagiarism among friends, right?). I wanted to see who was endorsing her run for Mayor this time around.   Her…

Today’s Lesson in Republican Spin: Compare and Contrast

HT to Lita Robinow for forwarding this funny little test. If you’re a minority and you’re selected for a job over more qualified candidates you’re a “token hire.”   If you’re a conservative and you’re selected for a  job over more qualified  candidates you’re a “game changer.” Black teen pregnancies? A “crisis” in black  America. White…

The Tyranny of the Heartless Minority

The Republican minority in the state assembly and state senate have issued their own budget proposal and Dan Weintraub’s column today exposes it as a joke. For the party that will protect luxury yacht owners by leaving open a Tax Loophole and allowing themse;ves to be more accountable to the Flash Report than voters, the…

Observations on the RNC

Diversity isn’t a strong point among rank and file Republicans.  There’s the occassional African-American man or Asian woman, but the RNC stands are filled with white faces.  Nothing wrong with that, but in contrast with the DNC last week in which 25 percent of the delegates were black, 5 percent Asian, 10 percent gay/lesbian, and…

Dan Quayle in a Dress

I listened to remarks from Sarah Palin and it took me back 20 years to Dan Quayle’s introductory speech.  Quayle was selected because of his youth, good looks and ability to spell. Sarah Palin started into her “hockey mom” speech and discussed her record of ignoring lobbyists and the old boy network; my first thought…

McCain Goes for Disgruntled Hillary Voters; Taps Palin for VP

John McCain has made a historic selection for the Republican Party, selecting Alaska governor Sarah Palin  as his VP nominee.  We’ll be monitoring the right wing blogs today to see howmuch whining goes on about her conservative credentials. The selection is an attempt to bring in disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporters.  As a former disgruntled Hillary Clinton…