From the Contra Costa Times: Republicans could be on the verge of sinking into political oblivion in California, especially if they continue to take hard-line positions on illegal immigration, experts say.
When the GOP asked the American people, through a website, for ideas, one that drew great deal of interest is ending tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. But when the administration closed one of the most egregious loopholes for companies creating jobs overseas, Republicans were almost unanimously opposed. Rather than offering a path to a better future, their plan is an echo of a disastrous decade the country cannot afford to relive.
It isn’t often that we agree with Register Columnist Frank Mickadeit on this blog. But in this case we find ourselves in that position. On Tuesday Mickadeit’s column titled ‘Watermelon man’ gets GOP nod caught our eye.
â€œDespite all their rhetoric, when the time came to support lower taxes for 98 percent of Americans, Republicans in Congress voted â€˜no.â€™ Not a single Republican voted for tax relief, even in the midst of the greatest recession since Herbert Hoover that they created through the policies of the Bush Administration. By siding with Wall Street, Big Banks, and special interests, Congressional Republicans threaten to reverse this progress and return us to an era of devastating job losses, fiscal irresponsibility, and financial chaos.
Instead of engaging in a real dialogue about the fundamental differences we have when it comes to energy policy and offshore drilling â€“ me adamantly opposed to drilling Californiaâ€™s coast and Calvert adamantly for – he wasted no time resorting the same dirty political tricks that desperate candidates use when they canâ€™t run from their record.
Democrats failed to get the cloture vote, on Monday, which is necessary to proceed debate on a financial reform bill putting tougher restrictions on Wall Street. Based on the things they are opposing, it’s an easy sell to voters that Republicans are taking their orders from Wall Street.
Once again, the tea-partiers fail to get their way. The Orange County launched recall attempt against Republican Anthony Adams failed to meet the required number of signatures to move forward the Secretary of State’s office announced on Friday. Adams 59th Assembly District covers parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.