Skip to comments.California 'ground zero' for '10 election fight
Posted on 12/13/2009 8:47:53 PM PST by SmithL
Barely a year after the historic election of President Obama, Republicans are talking up 2010 as the "change" election.
In blue-leaning California, the dangers for Democrats are becoming evident as the GOP works to fire up voters with issues like budget deficits, health care reform and the costs of curbing global warming.
"California is ground zero for many of these debates because the problems are bigger and more outside than just about anywhere else," says Andrew Moylan, director of government affairs for the National Taxpayers Union in Washington, which plans to underscore the conservative message on issues like health care, the deficit and spending.
Democrats, who control both houses of the state Legislature, "have dramatically increased spending," Moylan added, "and of course they're having to pay the piper."
GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO, has repeatedly lambasted "the politicians" whom she says have run California into the ground - pointedly referencing Attorney General Jerry Brown, a Democrat and former two-term governor who is running for a third term in next year's election.
"Californians have had it with career politicians - they're done," said Whitman.
A similar theme is emerging in the U.S. Senate race, where Republicans Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard CEO, and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore of Irvine are vying to oust U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat.
Fiorina said recently in Washington that she has the best shot at defeating Boxer. "If someone has a spending problem," Fiorina said, "you stop giving them money."
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We can vote for the candidate we might like to see in the senate or vote for the one who has the best chance of beating Babs Boxer.
Carly Fiorina not my first choice but she has the best chance of beating Boxer.
This State and the country can’t put up with another 6 years of Left wing Boxer.
Carly Fiorina can also do well against the U.S. Military-hating Mrs. Boxer, who is gifted , arguably, with the lowest level of cognitive ability among her colleagues within the Senate.
That’s a fancy way of saying Boxer is as intelligent as a brick?
My money goes on the brick. Boxer is the very face of “stupid”.
That ridiculous posture should neither be bought, nor sold!!!
Especially with the convergent, resurgent ground-swell of anti-Democrat resentment that's erupting right under our noses!!! I hear the lava boiling just under the political surface with the ground shaking and about to erupt like mount Pinatubo!!!
and Babs Boxer is more Conservative, I don’t think so.
And don't let any of these APPEASERS talk you out of your clear thinking decision this time!!!
It's better to go down fighting on your feet, than to live four to six years on your knees because you wavered!!!
Isn't that what Arnold said? Since the institution of term limits all we've had is a batch of amateurs looking to lobbyists for an "exit strategy."
Not all Dems are stupid, of course. Some are quite bright (with Jon Stewart being just about the smartest and quickest among the lot.)
That said, I suspect that poor Mrs. Boxer is at the other side of the mental facility curve, in the "tails" as it were.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Boxer's slowness of wit and apparent limits in ability to see simple relationships do not keep her from wanting to order our lives for us.
I do suspect that she is aware that her slow "processor speed"; and as proof, watch her do everything she can to minimize if not avoid a full serious of formal debates with Ms. Fiorina.
And enjoy 94.7 The Wave....for the most part.
Whitman is advertising like crazy on that station.
She's a RINO....no doubt about that!
If I still lived in SoCal...I would not vote for her.
Sorry GOP...but the conservative candidates are getting my MONEY...and VOTE for now on!
And, I don't yet know who I'll vote for in the primary.
That said, Whitman has the best chance of nomination, so I'll likely be voting for her.
Whomever the GOPer is, it won't be another RR; and it's so critical that we do not get an Angelides or a Newsome. We are already in the poor house, we can't survive a collectivist administration.
Her ads are constant, just like Romney she is willing to spend vast fortunes in the hopes for power and liberal politics.
Wishful thinking will get you 6 more yrs. of Boxer.
Gee Meg, ya think?
That said, I will vote GOP in the general election.
Yes, I'd even take a RINO over any Marxist that the Dems put on the ballot.
Case in point, I would much rather have the RINO weasel McCain as pres than the apparent collectivist we now have. Mister Obama can do so very much damage before his term ends, much more that McCain could have screwed things up.
A Dem in Sacramento would be a willing accomplice to the Obama confiscations of rights and property.
Pretty sad the Republican party is so broke it has to choose billionaires to run and pay for their own campaigns.
Fiorina does not support or would not vote for ObamaCare
I am against abortions. Roe v Wade was a supreme court decision, I don’t think Fiorina was on the court when that decision was made.
She is for a stonge defense not for digging a bunker in your back yard.
Since a conservative will not win in a state that has an overwhelming reg. of Liberal Democrats, instead of voting
for someone other than Fiorina just to say, I did my bit and then know you helped Boxer be re elected who is far more
liberal than Fiorina and will vote Left Wing all the way.
I have spent the past years in the streets countering the Code Pinkos face to face, the pro Hamas, the pro illegals.
I worked in Reagan campaign when he first ran for Gov.
I go face to face almost daily with liberals including
some who are grads from the Kennedy school of gov. at Harvard.
Some on FR are keyboard comandos, I have walked the walk.
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