Tag Archive for tea party

So Long Occupy OC

OccupyOC-Irvine Protesters (Photo: Dan Chmielewski)

This will be a short post.  This Saturday, I drove past the third anniversary celebration of OccupyOC at Irvine City Hall on my way to the Irvine candidate’s forum at the Chinese School. I would have stopped to snap a photo, but I had the left green arrow and there was an Irvine police officer…

Tea Party Candidate Lynn Schott’s Misleading Campaign Platform Promotes Old Register Endorsement as New


Tea Bagger/Tea Party Republican Lynn Schott thinks the third time is a charm; she’s launched her third bid for Irvine City Council with a platform that calls for some interesting projects — namely a convention center in Irvine at the great Park no less– with no plans on how it will be financed, but she’s deliberately lying to voters with a misleading line that she’s been endorsed by the Orange County Register.

Scott Baugh will step down as OC GOP Chair in January


OC GOP chairman Scott Baugh will leave his position in January 2015 according to a story in the Orange County Register.  Baugh cites demands on his available time from his real estate business and law firm, and has taken on a larger role in running his family’s Northern California ranch due to his father’s declining health.  Under Baugh,…

Cantor Sings the TEA Party Blues

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)

Yesterday, Congressman Eric Cantor and the leadership of the GOP learned a big, and painful, lesson. When creating a monster, be careful what you wish for. The lesson came in the form of Cantor’s stunning and unprecedented defeat at the hands of TEA Party challenger Dave Brat. Never before has a sitting majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives been defeated in an election contest.