Skip to comments.CA: Pete the Party Wrecker Strikes Again (Pete Wilson, exposed)
Posted on 05/30/2008 3:58:11 PM PDT by calcowgirl
Not content with his legacy of seriously damaging the Republican Party in California during his term in office, former Gov. Pete Wilson has weighed in on the Sacramento-area Tom McClintock vs. Doug Ose congressional primary ...
I lived in Sacramento and was deeply involved in GOP politics during the Wilson years, and as such think there are a couple of items Republican voters in the 4th Congressional district ought to take into account as they weigh the liberal Wilsons endorsement of the liberal Ose.
* If Pete Wilson had gotten his way, Ronald Reagan would have never been in the White House. When Reagan ran for president, Wilson traveled to New Hampshire during the primary election to campaign against his home state governor. Spending days in the state bashing Reagan, Wilson informed GOP voters that Reagan had been a mediocre governor, was too extreme to get elected president and would lead the GOP to disaster. ...
* Pete Wilsons answer to tight budgetary times in Sacramento was to raise taxes on working families. ... He not only sided squarely with the liberal Democrat tax-raisers but also embarked on a jihad against conservative legislators brave enough to stand up to him and oppose increased taxes. He famously said, Conservatives are f------ irrelevant. ...
*Pete Wilson managed to ram his tax increases through the Democrat dominated legislature, but that wasnt enough for him. Like a spoiled child, he set out to punish Republican legislators who opposed raising taxes by recruiting primary opponents to them and other no new taxes GOP candidates in the 1992 primaries. ...
*Pete Wilsons tax-raising and wishy-washy liberalism nearly destroyed the Republican Party during his governorship. While he was the leader of the party, GOP representation in the assembly plunged from 41 members to 32. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at sacunion.com ...
Doug Ose, a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 4th Congressional District, right, laughs
at a comment former Gov. Pete Wilson, left, made about Ose's opponent, state Sen. Tom McClintock
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Pete Wilson is SO yesterday’s news!
Thanks for the education material!
Regretably... I think I see one of my friends in that photo...
All I had to read was the Sac Bee endorsing Ose to know for sure to vote for McClintock. I don’t know what to think about the Mt. Democrat (Placerville) endorsing Ose. Of course there’s alot of bay area transplants moving up into my neck of the woods.....too bad.
Wait!!! Isn’t that one without a jacket on that dumbass Democrat Charlie Brown???
Actually, he seems to be lurking everytime a conservative candidate gets cut off at the knees.
He may be old news, but he is far from gone.
With friends(R) like these, who needs enemies(D)?
This is why Arnold got nick named “Wilsonnegger!”
They have infested many parts... too bad, indeed.
I don’t know... it doesn’t look like his other pics, to me.
But I haven’t seen him otherwise.
I can't imagine Tom would want the endorsement of such a man. Tom has too much integrity! (as opposed to slimy Ose)
And who hear thinks McCain won’t do exactly the same thing if elected President?
Geez, I hope McClintock leaves them eatin' dirt (I heard that Tom was 20 -30 pts ahead of Ose.....anyone......anyone......Bueller?)
I had to excerpt the article quite heavily. There were even more sins cited.
Until the Wilsonneggers of the party are fully exposed, it will be tough to win elections.
My bet is he is actively working to undermine Prop 98—it will be a miracle if it passes.
Not me! McCain will take the Wilsonnegger model to a whole new scale. They be goin' national!
Too bad I wasn't old enough to vote against Pete Wilson in the primary like I did in subsequent years. ;-)
Anyway, here's the clip...
It's funny seeing Jerry Brown's "Not Jerry Brown!" commercial again.
1. During his debate with Kathleen Brown, he promised to serve a full term if he won. One month after taking office for his second term, he announced his run for President.
2. When he announced his run for President, he went to New York City to have the Statue of Libery as his backdrop. He couldn't find a place in California to announce his candidacy?
Listening to Rush talk about how to take back the R party from the weenie's. He thinks we have to crash and burn, then rise anew before the moderates will see that conservatism works. I think we can do it with staunch conservatives like Tom....the ground up.
I do agree with Rush that there are more than we imagine of very conservative young people out there starting to fight the fight with us.