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Democrats give Poizner boost in governor race
Orange County Register ^ | May 20, 2010 | MARTIN WISCKOL

Posted on 05/23/2010 1:51:51 AM PDT by South40

If Steve Poizner upsets Meg Whitmanin the GOP side of the June 8 governor's primary, he can thank Democrats.

The California Democratic Party and major labor unions have joined Poizner in attacking Whitman. The CDP is spending $1.8 million on its anti-Whitman television ad and the California Labor Federation has deployed 25,000 volunteers to campaign against Whitman.

CDP and big labor think expected Democratic nominee Jerry Brown will have an easier time beating Poizner. Indeed, Brown leads Poizner 45 percent to 32 percent, while his lead over Whitman is a narrower 42 percent to 37 percent, according to the latest poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Officials with the Democratic Party and with unions have not said the strategy is to help Poizner, simply stating that they want to help counter Whitman's big head start in campaign advertising. But it's no secret they would rather face Poizner than Whitman.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2010; california; conservatives; democrats; jerrybrown; mcclintock; poizner; whitman

1 posted on 05/23/2010 1:51:51 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Given these facts, Poinzer should drop out of the race. That is, if he wasn’t a RINO POS who cared more for himself than his country or state.


2 posted on 05/23/2010 2:18:02 AM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: South40

I always believe a poll from Radical Leftisrs from Berkley
DNC front group.
Lets see the DNC wants Pozner to win. I wonder why ??????????


3 posted on 05/23/2010 2:40:09 AM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: piytar
. . . who cared more for himself than his country or state.

During Reconstruction, in the South a particular kind of politician became prevalent in state governments. He was a "professional politician" who understood he had a limited time to get in, make his fortune, and get out, since he had no other profession.

So while in office, the politician had two ultimate goals:

1. Get re-elected. He did this by lining the right peoples' pockets at the top, while doling out trinkets to the masses at the bottom, and;

2. Pillaging the treasury to line his own pockets, and rewarding himself with generous perqs.

4 posted on 05/23/2010 3:12:56 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: South40

Two scorpions in a bottle. Boring.


5 posted on 05/23/2010 3:33:12 AM PDT by rockhardo (Socialism creates its own hell.)
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To: rockhardo

The fact that Jerry Brown might be elected is a perfect indication of just how failed a failed state California really is.


6 posted on 05/23/2010 5:12:54 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: ncalburt

“Why in the world would Democrats help a Republican conservative convert like Poizner? Because they believe that he will be by far the weaker candidate in the general election on November 3.

This strategy may seem convoluted, but it has worked before.”

And conservatives fall for this every time — Tom McClintock endorsed Poizner. And nobody can explain to them that the main goal needs to be to defeat the Democrats. Not that Poizner is some great conservative, just because he could con McClintock into endorsing him.


7 posted on 05/23/2010 12:31:16 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: South40

Of course. He’s one of them.


8 posted on 05/23/2010 12:37:41 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: South40

Dems always support their own.


9 posted on 05/23/2010 12:48:38 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: Melchior

Truer words...


10 posted on 05/23/2010 1:10:16 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: South40

I don’t like ANY of the candidates for CA governor. They are all bad.


11 posted on 05/23/2010 3:51:06 PM PDT by BAW (I'm voting for Chuck DeVore in California.)
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To: BAW

I don’t like any of them either. But we have to defeat Jerry Brown. What a disaster it would be to again have that liberal wack-job as governor.


12 posted on 05/23/2010 4:37:01 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: SmartInsight

In California it isn’t about electing Republicans over Democrats. I think California deserves a great deal more sufferring under Democrats. The big gov Republicans running are worthless in my estimation. Let them have the governorship Arnie screwed it to hell. We’d have been better with Gray Davis in office for his full term. Instead we now have a situation where a revolution in politics is occurring and California hasn’t learned a fuckin thing.


14 posted on 05/23/2010 6:50:56 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: Melchior
The fact that Jerry Brown might be elected is a perfect indication of just how failed a failed state California really is.

I lived in CA during his regime and since. Duekmejian and Pete Wilson did good damage control, but the slide into socialism was relentless. I am now of the opinion that the sooner the socialist state collapses, the sooner we can restore a legitimate Constitutional form of government. The California Republican party is irredeemably RINO collaborationist. and the Legislature will remain firmly under the control of the socialists. Jerry Brown presents the best opportunity to destroy the socialist state. He will do exactly as Gray Davis did and accelerate the bankruptcy with out-of-control spending. The credit rating is already lowest in the nation, and when the socialists can't borrow, it's over for them.

15 posted on 05/23/2010 6:53:22 PM PDT by rockhardo (Socialism creates its own hell.)
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To: South40

Hmmm, and I could not bring myself to vote for meg.

And I was going to vote for ponizer; I don’t like this at all.

Rino’s Rino’s everywhere, and not a decent REAL governor candidate in sight.


16 posted on 05/23/2010 6:55:29 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: South40

Poizner wants to eliminate the 2/3 vote to raise taxes; a goal consistent with dems, got. unions, etc.

Whitman strongly opposes this change.


17 posted on 05/23/2010 6:56:47 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: John K Smith III

Well, I might leave the governors choice blank, but there are important Props, and a local measure I will be sure to vote on.

And NO Carley, either, bleck.


19 posted on 05/23/2010 7:02:59 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: TruthConquers

I’d vote for Nut-Meg only if she secures the nomination. I’d never vote for her in a primary.


21 posted on 05/23/2010 7:15:00 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: John K Smith III

Yep, Devore is it, and Bill Hunt for Sheriff.


22 posted on 05/23/2010 7:25:20 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: truth_seeker

Poizner wants to eliminate the 2/3 vote to raise taxes; a goal consistent with dems, got. unions, etc.

Whitman strongly opposes this change.

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This race sucks on so many issues, but eliminating the 2/3 vote is a big issue for me.


23 posted on 05/23/2010 7:34:17 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

“This race sucks on so many issues, but eliminating the 2/3 vote is a big issue for me.”

The goal for conservatives SHOULD BE to get the most conservative governor, from the available choices.

I studied policy positions for both, and this one stands out separating these two; Poizner doesn’t like Prop. 13, or the 2/3 vote to raise taxes, and Whitman stand firm for retaining 2/3.

Whitman’s stands on illegal immigration appear more firm, as well, including her statement opposing amnesty of any kind.


24 posted on 05/23/2010 10:39:49 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Melchior

I expect Brown to win. I may have to shoot myself after that.

We Conservative Californians are doomed.


25 posted on 05/24/2010 12:46:01 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Liberal are like termites eating away our cultural foundations.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Swordmaker; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
If Steve Poizner upsets Meg Whitman in the GOP side of the June 8 governor's primary, he can thank Democrats. The California Democratic Party and major labor unions have joined Poizner in attacking Whitman. The CDP is spending $1.8 million on its anti-Whitman television ad and the California Labor Federation has deployed 25,000 volunteers to campaign against Whitman. CDP and big labor think expected Democratic nominee Jerry Brown will have an easier time beating Poizner.

26 posted on 05/24/2010 4:10:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: rockhardo

Nah. He will just raise taxes. You can bank on it. See todays Sacramento Bee for the tax increases that would be rubber stamped. I won’t even be able to drink myself into a stupor (because of an increase in the taxes on alcoholic beverages) once he is elected.


27 posted on 05/24/2010 4:28:45 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: rockhardo

“Moonbeam” has a friend in Washington....


28 posted on 05/24/2010 5:27:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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