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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…

What Is Michael Steele Smoking?

This morning as I was finishing my breakfast glass of milk, I could barely contain it when I saw a video clip of Michael Steele, newly minted chair of the RNC, say something like the jobs being created by the economic stimulus package aren’t real jobs. It took a while today, but I’ve finally located…

Monday’s Read: Republicanism Explained

I received a link to this blog and laughed myself silly this morning reading the post “Republicanism Explained.”  The First Draft blog has some salty language, so I’m happy to send you to their site for you to read it yourself.  Some select excerpts below: “So it comes down to this:  Republicanism is an ideology by and…

Who’s the Girlie-Man Now?

Back in July 2004, when the California legislature was 17 days late in voting on the state budget, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger mocked Democratic legislators by calling them“girlie-men.” But who’s the girlie-man now?

Four Obama Inspired Lessons for California Democrats

By Michael D. Fox/The Moving Target Contributing Writer The Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats.  Unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaign’s most important lessons. As the effects of the state’s budget crisis and the nation’s economic meltdown hit more and more California…