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Fight the Smear

Senator Barack Obama has proven he’s not to be swiftboated with a new site on his campaign web page.  Fight The Smear is already generating a lot of traffic. I heard the rumor yesterday that there is supposed to be a videotape of Michelle Obama at Trinty United Church Pulpit using the phrase “whitey.”  The Obama…

CA-46: The HB Independent Speaks out on Crazy Dana

Everyone knows at least one crazy relative who always manages to embarrass themselves at family functions. You know the type. You appreciate their sense of humor or forthrightness, but sometimes they take things a beat too far. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher sometimes can be just like that. While we often appreciate his maverick nature and his…

CA-46: The Mainstream Media’s Now Noticing Debbie Cook

(Image courtesy of LA Times) “Debbie Cook is a serious candidate, with serious money, with serious name recognition at a time when the country is looking for change.” – Mark Petracca, Chairman of the Political Science Department, UC Irvine. “There are a lot of Republicans in this town that are going to vote for me.…

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…

County Supervisors: Gas prices? Let them eat cake.

Norberto Santana over at the Orange County Register reported yesterday about the proposed increase in car allowance and free gas that County elected officials and senior executive managers receive as part of ther benefit package. In an environment where the county is redcing needed staff, closing needed facilities, and avoiding the purchase of needed equipment, they…