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CA: Pete the Party Wrecker Strikes Again (Pete Wilson, exposed)
Sacramento Union ^ | May 28, 2008 | William E. Saracino

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 Wilson’s 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 Wilson’s 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 wasn’t 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 Wilson’s 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. ...

(snip)

(Excerpt) Read more at sacunion.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2008; dougose; mcclintock; ose; petewilson; rino; tommcclintock

1 posted on 05/30/2008 3:58:12 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

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


2 posted on 05/30/2008 3:58:37 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: CAluvdubya; liege; REDWOOD99; stillonaroll; Right Cal Gal; whinecountry; b9; antceecee; ...
PING!

McClintock Ping List.
Please freepmail me if you want on or off this list

TomMcClintock.com
.

3 posted on 05/30/2008 3:59:23 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: calcowgirl

Pete Wilson is SO yesterday’s news!


4 posted on 05/30/2008 4:00:24 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: calcowgirl

Thanks for the education material!


5 posted on 05/30/2008 4:02:05 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Arrogance IS my virtue!)
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To: calcowgirl

Regretably... I think I see one of my friends in that photo...


6 posted on 05/30/2008 4:08:34 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Electing Juan McGore President, or any Dem, would be Super Power economic suicide!!! Vote Nader...)
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To: calcowgirl

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.


7 posted on 05/30/2008 4:10:22 PM PDT by Not just another dumb blonde
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To: calcowgirl; ElkGroveDan

Wait!!! Isn’t that one without a jacket on that dumbass Democrat Charlie Brown???


8 posted on 05/30/2008 4:11:59 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Electing Juan McGore President, or any Dem, would be Super Power economic suicide!!! Vote Nader...)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Pete Wilson is SO yesterday’s news!

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)?

9 posted on 05/30/2008 4:13:59 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: calcowgirl; Amerigomag

This is why Arnold got nick named “Wilsonnegger!”


10 posted on 05/30/2008 4:15:57 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Electing Juan McGore President, or any Dem, would be Super Power economic suicide!!! Vote Nader...)
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To: Not just another dumb blonde
Of course there’s alot of bay area transplants moving up into my neck of the woods.....too bad.

They have infested many parts... too bad, indeed.

11 posted on 05/30/2008 4:20:42 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: SierraWasp

I don’t know... it doesn’t look like his other pics, to me.
But I haven’t seen him otherwise.


12 posted on 05/30/2008 4:21:28 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: calcowgirl
Ol' Petey is staying true to form. If I were he, I'd be so embarrassed about being so wrong about Reagan, I'd just shut up and go away!

I can't imagine Tom would want the endorsement of such a man. Tom has too much integrity! (as opposed to slimy Ose)

13 posted on 05/30/2008 4:46:56 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: calcowgirl

And who hear thinks McCain won’t do exactly the same thing if elected President?


14 posted on 05/30/2008 4:47:39 PM PDT by DB
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To: SierraWasp
Is it seriously Brown? Hmmmm, just how stupid is Ose to have his picture taken with the D candidate?

Geez, I hope McClintock leaves them eatin' dirt (I heard that Tom was 20 -30 pts ahead of Ose.....anyone......anyone......Bueller?)

15 posted on 05/30/2008 4:51:33 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: CAluvdubya

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.


16 posted on 05/30/2008 4:51:33 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: DB
And who hear thinks McCain won’t do exactly the same thing if elected President?

Not me! McCain will take the Wilsonnegger model to a whole new scale. They be goin' national!

17 posted on 05/30/2008 4:52:35 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: calcowgirl
I was just going through YouTube and found that despite Wilson's backstabbing, Reagan supported Wilson's campaign against Jerry Brown for the 1982 Senate race.

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...

Reagan Supports Wilson for California US Senator in 1982

It's funny seeing Jerry Brown's "Not Jerry Brown!" commercial again.

18 posted on 05/30/2008 4:54:09 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs: the OTHER white meat)
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To: calcowgirl
I'm still mad at Pete Wilson for two things:

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?

-PJ

19 posted on 05/30/2008 4:56:02 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: calcowgirl
Oh, I'm sure he is working to undermine 98. What a balck mark on Repubs this guy is. I never knew he was this bad.

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.

20 posted on 05/30/2008 4:57:43 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: calcowgirl
Indeed.

I've done whatever I could here to help 98. I made my own bumepr sticker and lawn sign and even a YouTube video (it was the first pro-98 ad at the time when I posted it). I've even been able to convince those who live in a mobile home park that 98 is the one to pass and not 99.

21 posted on 05/30/2008 4:59:06 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs: the OTHER white meat)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I’ve seen one pro 98 commercial run several times down here in San Diego. Every little bit helps!


22 posted on 05/30/2008 5:00:23 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

LOL. Youtube has a sense of humor (it ultimately worked, but this was the message I got—twice)

500 Internal Server Error
Sorry, something went wrong.

A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. Please report this incident to customer service.

Also, please include the following information in your error report:

xl_-_p2JdiYXzOjgEGtpKWxvySkuZ-05QucCQtR_xJ8hkpPT6z4KXIZOObuC
X_oswBpDoq_5Veo85E6jgtDARNu8Xbrpqt1ATIDSl1B6TGG8CnNnIuzf4CwK
...


23 posted on 05/30/2008 5:01:04 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: calcowgirl

YouTube’s been acting funny lately.
Try again later is all I can say. *grin*


24 posted on 05/30/2008 5:03:28 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs: the OTHER white meat)
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To: CAluvdubya

Wait, I thought 99 was the good one, not 98?


25 posted on 05/30/2008 5:05:21 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: CAluvdubya

99 is supported by the Big Government politicians including the Democratic Party, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Pete Wilson, and the usual laundry list of unions and other left-wing support organizations.

98 is supported by the California Republican Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.


26 posted on 05/30/2008 5:08:12 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs: the OTHER white meat)
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Hedley Lamarr (Blazing Saddles): "Unfortunately there is one thing standing between me and that property - the rightful owners."


27 posted on 05/30/2008 5:10:36 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs: the OTHER white meat)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Thanks. I looked at one of those flyers and got turned around by the “San Diego Rep. party” printed in the corner! I should know better!


28 posted on 05/30/2008 5:13:17 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: CAluvdubya

Yeah, ya gotta watch this time of year when these paid slate cards come out to mislead people into thinking a political party is supporting or opposing something when the reality may be different.


29 posted on 05/30/2008 5:16:09 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs: the OTHER white meat)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Usually I look to see if the slate goes along with candidates that I already know I’m voting for, but this one tripped me up, as they went for Duncan D. as well.


30 posted on 05/30/2008 5:20:46 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: CAluvdubya; CounterCounterCulture

What he said. ;-)

98 Good

99 Bad


31 posted on 05/30/2008 5:22:15 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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32 posted on 05/30/2008 5:26:48 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs: the OTHER white meat)
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To: CAluvdubya

Same here with the flyers. It’s getting to the point of voting the opposite of what the CA Republican party suggests.


33 posted on 05/30/2008 6:23:54 PM PDT by CaliGirl-R
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To: calcowgirl

I have no use for Ose... His adverts are beyond pathetic.


34 posted on 05/30/2008 6:26:45 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: CaliGirl-R; CAluvdubya; CounterCounterCulture

I’ve got a bunch of misleading flyers. I now ignore them all.

I just read an article of who is opposing Prop 98:

• Gov. Schwarzenegger
• U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
• former Gov. Pete Wilson
• U.S. Rep. George Radanovich

Nice to have these folks working against ya, huh?
I’m really beginning to loathe these RINOs.


35 posted on 05/30/2008 6:38:52 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: calcowgirl

Oh man... It should be “And who here thinks...”

Brain damage...


36 posted on 05/30/2008 10:24:25 PM PDT by DB
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To: DB

No problem. :-)
I do that all the time with “their” and “there” and even “they’re” once in a while.
A wire gets loose somewhere between my brain and the keyboard, LOL.


37 posted on 05/30/2008 10:26:56 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: Political Junkie Too
During Wilson's tenure as gov, we teachers went through this really horrible bickering between Wilson and the guy who was the State super of schools. It got really ugly, and the whole school system was held hostage to a couple of whiny idiots. During that time, the CLAS test, this open-ended, touchy-feely exam, was sprung on us. Some of the literature selections were offensive to some, so parents raised a stink and demanded the right to opt their kids out of the test. OK by me, because the test was a loser anyway. When it died a timely death, schools had to scramble to find some kind of measuring device by which to measure students' progress. We found one, and it was quite good, and we used it until the various "reforms" brought by Sacto, & DC gave us their measuring tests, which, of course, are stupid and do nothing.

Wilson is, and was, a petty jerk. His try at the Prez. was pathetic at best, and I remember feelign the same way you did. And now we have Ahnold. Don't get me started....

38 posted on 05/30/2008 10:40:36 PM PDT by Othniel (Kirk: Don't trust them. Don't believe them. Spock: They're dying. Kirk: LET THEM DIE.)
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To: Othniel
His try at the Prez. was pathetic at best, and I remember feelign the same way you did. And now we have Ahnold. Don't get me started....

I think I already got you started! :-)

And then Wilson lost his voice and couldn't campaign. Talk about karma...

-PJ

39 posted on 05/31/2008 1:23:13 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: calcowgirl

BTTT


40 posted on 05/31/2008 3:07:52 AM PDT by E.G.C. (To read a freeper's FR postings, click on his or her screen name and then "In Forum".)
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