Skip to comments.AM Alert: What Maldonado got
Posted on 02/19/2009 8:20:07 AM PST by SmithL
It's almost done.
State senators were approving a deal to close the state's $40 billion budget deficit this morning after agreeing to give Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, most of the changes he demanded in exchange for providing the crucial 27th vote.
Here's what he got:
* A constitutional amendment establishing an open primary system. The measure will place on the June 2010 ballot an open primary proposal affecting congressional and state races in 2012 and beyond.
Under the plan, the top two candidates in a primary would face off in a general election. Candidates would not participate in partisan primaries, but they would be able to retain their party labels on the ballot. . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...
How on earth is that a good thing? Open primaries are a lot of the reason why we got McCain in the first place, and why we're at where we are today.
Maldonado is either naive or an agent of destruction, or both.
It also could cause a “civil war” within the Democrat party in California as the yuppie faction, Latino factions, and Asian factions will be duking it out in “areas in demographic transition”.
The only thing that will be permanent is the Chicago Daley machine style of politics will control the state of California within a decade once the dust settles and the Obama-Kennedy amnesty bill is signed into law.
Within a few generations (or less depending on the terms of the Federal amnesty laws) there will be Colombian and Nicaraguan style paramilitary zones in California.
We he got was a guarantee that I will NEVER vote for him under ANY circumstances. What an idiot
If the “open primary” amendment passes, then the California Republican Party should choose its candidates through caucuses or a state convention.
It also got us Gray "Gumby" Davis.
If the open primary amendment passes, then the California Republican Party should choose its candidates through caucuses or a state convention.
Possible, very possible.
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