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The Real Republicans of Orange County… And Why We Should Defeat Them

“Typically in Republican primaries and typically in Orange County, the candidates are going to be pretty close together philosophically, so it makes it more challenging to indicate differences between the candidates that can convince voters they should vote for you and not the other guy.” – Dick Ackerman, Soon-to-be-termed-out State Senate Minority Leader (R-Irvine) I…

CA-46: I Wrote a Letter to the Long Beach Press-Telegram

In case you missed it, our almost-hometown paper, the Long Beach Press-Telegram, posted a lukewarm “endorsement” of both Dana Rohrabacher and Debbie Cook for Tuesday’s primary. While I appreciated the paper’s editorial board taking time to pay attention to the race in the 46th District, I was still disappointed in their giving excuses to “Crazy…

Is Hoa Van Tran the Democrats Tan Nguyen?

We have been waiting at least 40 days for Hoa Van Tran to file his amended campaign finance reports. His campaign has misrepresented their intentions regarding this filing.  They have been saying for weeks that their Treasurer is reviewing the reports and will make amendments if necessary. The problem with that statement is that their…

McCain Lobbyists Resign Over Ties to Myanmar Military Junta

Marty Wisckol had an item in today’s paper about an 8-person meeting with Floyd Brown last week in Irvine; Brown is responsible for the negative ads about Willie Horton that painted 1988 Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis as soft on crime when statistics told quite the opposite story.  And my state assemblyman Chuck DeVore was there to defend…

No Big Tent for Log Cabin Republicans

I will say it again; I read the Flash Report so you don’t have to.  And what I read there over the past week or so troubles me.  There are a series of articles and posts about Republican candidates for office rejecting the endorsement of Log Cabin Republicans, a pro-Gay Rights GOP group seeking to…

Is Ralph Martin Behind Attacks On Chief Walters?

Over the last week there has been a concerted effort by some in the local blogosphere to smear Santa Ana Chief of Police Paul Walters.  Chief Walters, currently one of those being considered to replace Mike Carona by the Board of Supervisors, has been maliciously attacked by one local blog operator and by numerous posts…