Tag Archive for OC GOP

The Disrespecting Republicans and Obama’s OC Visit

President Barack Obama delivers the keynote speech during the UC Irvine 2014 commencement ceremony at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday.

Irvine Council member Beth Krom likes to tell the story about when President George W. Bush visited the city when she was mayor.  While she probably opposed every single policy of that occupant of the White House, he was greeted by the mayor warmly and with great respect.  She also showed a class photo of…

Portrait of a Sexual Predator: Bustamante’s preliminary hearing begins

Carlos Bustamante Mug Shot (Photo: Courtesy O.C. District Attorney)

Yesterday the preliminary hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for former OC Public Works executive Carlos Bustamante began in the courtroom of OC Superior Court Judge Kazuharu Makino. The former rising star in the Orange County Republican party and former Santa Ana City Councilman is charged with 12 felony and four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, false imprisonment, stalking, and grand theft.

Galloway sends Tait a Note of Apology (But Stays in the Race)

Former Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Lori Galloway (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

My campaign for Anaheim Mayor 2014 has been in the news lately. After a PBS story aired last night, I am heartsick because I have allowed negativity to be the focus, which is something that I abhor, and I have often been on the receiving end of it Truthfully, I am honored to be in a country where someone like me has the opportunity and freedom to run for such an office. My faith in God tells me that the blessing will be in the journey, not in the victory or defeat. I just sent this apology to the Mayor of Anaheim, Tom Tait.

The Most Republican County in the Nation? It’s Not OC


Orange County was once called the place “where good Republicans go to die” according to former President Ronald Reagan, and in spite of overwhelming voter registration statistics that show the gap between Red and Blue in Orange County diminishing, the OC GOP went on Facebook to proclaim OC as the nation’s most Republican County. Nope. …

An Investment in an Untruth

Irvine’s new Republican majority has been taking the world’s longest victory lap.  The Register’s Frank Mickadeit has written several flattering columns and OC Weekly’s Scott Moxley continues to triple down on the notion he alerted the public to a possible theft of a city election by writing an article — widely distributed in social media and the…