Tag Archive for Nancy Pelosi

President Obama’s State of the Union: Shared Sacrifice

President Obama gave a stirring State of the Union and really reminded me of the candidate we elected in 2008. He called for shared sacrifice, fairness and appealed to Congress to unify and move the country forward — together.  Indiana Govenror Mitch Daniels gave the response and his message was more forcused on the individual…

Choi to Run for Mayor in Irvine

Termed out Irvine City Council member Dr. Steven Choi is a candidate for mayor in the 2012 election and it brings up all sorts of fun to look forward to in the coming election cycle. Choi, who embarassed himself and the city by wearing a Photoshopped image of then Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Stalin in 2009, was the subject of voter fraud charges from former Assembly candidate Jerry Amante, then Mayor of Tustin. Choi and his entire family were registered to vote from a rented condo/apartment in Woodbridge while the city councilman was still clearly residing in a posh Woodbury home.

Rep. Barney Frank to Retire

Rep. Barney Frank at 2010 Harry S Truman Award Dinner

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank announced today that he will retire from Congress and not seek re-election.  Frank’s seat, in a liberal stronghold of the Western Boston suburbs is not at risk to going Republican, but his decision is a loss for Democrats because of his strong opinions, debate skills and his intellect.  Barney has a…

Supercommittee Fails

US Capitol Building - Dark Clouds

Reaction to the Supercommittee’s failure to reach agreement on spending cuts and revenue generation are hitting the mainstream media and the political blogs.  From the New York Times: Speaking an hour after the talks failed, President Obama promised to veto any legislation that seeks to avoid the automatic cuts that negotiators agreed would go into…

President Obama: Memorial in Arizona

The President & First Lady after his remarks in Tucson, White House Photo, Pete Souza, 1/12/11

President Barack Obama traveled to Tuscon, Arizona yesterday evening for a memorial ceremony in honor of the victims of the shooting and attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The president spoke to a crowd of nearly 14,000 people inside the McKale Memorial Center and an overflow of another 13,000 on the campus of the University of Arizona. The audience included more than 40 members of Congress including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the entire Arizona congressional delegation.

The Liberal Clause

Are you a conservative Tea Party Republican in Orange County and pulled Chuck DeVore’s name for your Secret Santa gift? Perhaps you’re struggling to buy the perfect present for OC Tea Party grandfather Shawn Nelson.  Are you trying desperately to find that gift for Irvine council member Steven Choi that ties Josef Stalin to Nancy…

Loretta Sanchez Co-Sponsors Dream Act

This big news of the day is Loretta Sanchez finally co-sponsoring the DREAM Act, which would allow for the legalization of undocumented immigrants who were brought here when they were young and went through the school system to obtain a college degree. Honestly, I cannot think of any immigration change that is more deserving. I am glad Loretta Sanchez has given her name as a co-sponsor even though she has stated endlessly that she would vote for it if it were to come up for a vote.