Tag Archive for Republicans

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…

A Permanent Democratic Majority

A few years ago, Hugh Hewitt wrote a book, “Painting the Map Red: The Fight to Create a Permanent Republican Majority” featuring an elephant with a paintbrush turning the lower 48 states into a solid red map.  Its for sale in the remainders rack at Barnes and Noble for about five bucks. So the folks over…

House Passes the Stimulus Bill

With not a single Republican vote, the House of Representatives passed the nearly $820 economic stimulus bill.  Even Democrats in Congress gave George W. Bush a honeymoon period, buit it appears that instead of representing the people, the Republicans would rather pay homage to Rush Limbaugh. Elections have consequences.  We need to make the GOP…

Conservatives Blame Republicans for Woes

Over the weekend in the OC Register’s Letters pages and in today’s Los Angeles Times local/California section are two distinct pieces that try to set a bottom or a baseline for conservative politics in California and nationally. The first is a extraordinarily long Letter to the Editor in the Register by Fritz Mehrtens of Irvine. …

CA Legislature struggles to fill budget gap

Got his note from Sacramento last night regarding the attempts of the legislature to find some solution to the gaping hole in the California Budget. Republicans have been attempting to hold the state hostage while the Democrats are at least trying to come up with solutions while working around the barriers raised by the spoiled…

WDYT: 40th CD Planning Thread

As promised, I’m starting a discussion today on how to campaign & win in OC’s Congressional Districts. And today, we’re beginning with the 40th. Where should we start? Unfortunately, Democrat Christina Avalos only managed to earn 37.5% of the vote against Republican incumbent Ed Royce. However, the Presidential vote was much closer between McCain and…

Sold Out by the Red and Blue

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JSBhI_0at0[/youtube] I’m already becoming conflicted with President-Elect Obama’s handling of the economic crisis. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand that he has very limited capability right now, for example, he is, for all intents and purposes, powerless within the executive branch of government at the moment. However, what is the deal with his continued…