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GOP Convention Day One: Sugar and Spice and Not Much Nice

A day late, the GOP Convention launched with a dash of sugar (Ann Romney) and a bag of spice (every other speaker). Ann Romney painted her husband as a caring and compassionate man. Not surprising really, that was her job. Her mission was to soften the image of Mitt Romney; to paint him as something other than the corporate raider…

The Mean-Spirited GOP Platform for 2012

  It’s well known that Orange County is the place that former President Ronald Reagan said “All good Republicans go to die.” When taking a look the the GOP platform being circulated ahead of the party’s 2012 national convention in Tampa, we have to wonder if there are any “good” Republicans left in this extreme…

GOP Redefining Rape? Exactly when could a rape be legitimate?

Over the weekend six-term Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the GOP challenger to Senator Claire McCaskill, provided a clear distinction between the Republican world-view, and that of the majority of Americans. Akin stated that abortion should not be allowed in the case of rape since “women’s bodies have the ability to prevent pregnancy in such cases.”

Romney’s Choice: Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan for Vice President inexorably links Romney to Ryan’s extremist plan to raise taxes on middle class Americans, while providing tax cuts to the very wealthy. The choice demonstrates Romney’s commitment to end Medicare as we know it.

Costa Mesa: Final Council Vote Tonight on Righeimer Charter Initiative

Tonight is the last chance that the residents of Costa Mesa will have to speak out on the topic of Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer’s city charter initiative before the Council votes to place it on the ballot again. There is little, if any, doubt that the council majority led by Righeimer will continue their foolish pursuit of unlimited political power. But…

Poll: More Than Half Think Limbaugh Should Be Fired

According to a new poll released by Bloomberg, radio “entertainer” Rush Limbaugh should be fired for his comments regarding Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law Student.  About 53 percent of those polled believe Limbaugh should be fired for calling Fluke a slut, a prostitute and for suggesting she post her sex tapes online.  A poll released…

Republicans Expanding War on Women via End Around on Roe v. Wade

Years ago, some conservative friends signed me up for a TownHall.com account and the emails I’m sent provide sometimes a chilling view of the national plans Republicans have for fundamentally changing our society.  The latest campaign, promoted by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, seeks an “end around” the US Supreme Court to legally redfine when “personhood”…