Tag Archive for Republicans

Four Obama Inspired Lessons for California Democrats – Part Two

Last week I wrote that the Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats, but, unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaign’s most important lessons. We’ve dealt with the first two lessons — (1) Blame Republicans and Present a Democratic Solution, and (2) Use the Internet. The remaining two Obama inspired lessons are (3) Expand the Electorate, and (4) Champion the Middle Class. Let’s tackle them now.

Flash Report Angst Means Budget Deal is Close

There are no fewer that three posts on the Flash Report today that indicates State Senator Abel Maldonado R-Santa Maria) has cut a deal in exchange for his vote and that the Big 5′s compromise budget deal that combines spending cuts, tax increases and new debt will pass.  As much as I hate sending traffic…

California’s “Borrow and Spend” Republican Party

As the Republicans in the State Legislature practice the tyranny of the minority over the vast majority of Californians in our republic, a note here about how our statewide elected Republicans have contributed to spending budget dollars, seeking spending cuts in education and other social services compared with their own pet projects. Namely, prisons. Those…

Whither “Bipartisanship”?

It seemed from the start that President Obama really wasn’t interested in the kind of raw partisan warfare that defined the Bush Era. After all, hasn’t Obama preached “the politics of unity”? But now, it seems like those happy dreams of “bipartisanship” have been dashed. I mean, wasn’t this stimulus bill supposed to get at…

SacBee: Budget Deal Reached

A combination of spending cuts and tax increases have led to a deal between the state legislature and the Governor to close California’s $40-billion budget gap.  Details are here. But you know the tax increases will mean bitching and whining from the Republicans and Conservatives throughout California.  Let’s see Jon Fleischman follow through on calls…