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LAT: Successful elsewhere, 'tea party' fails to find traction in California
LA Times ^ | 6/14/10 | Maeve Reston

Posted on 06/14/2010 6:44:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

At the election night party of "tea party" favorite Chuck DeVore in Tustin, Carole Mullner and her daughter Stephanie Perez were among the first to arrive. Outfitted in red T-shirts branding them as "insurgents" for DeVore, they enjoyed a rare moment of calm after months of campaigning for the Republican Senate candidate.

Mullner, an artist and member of the West Covina Tea Partiers, set aside her work in January to hunt down volunteers and raise money as DeVore's "ambassador" for the cities along the 210 Freeway. Perez, a 31-year-old member of the Chino Hills Tea Party, served in that same role in the Inland Empire.

As they waited for results, both women were candid about their distrust of the night's eventual Republican winners, Senate nominee Carly Fiorina and gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman.

They wanted to know: How did Fiorina get all those endorsements from anti-abortion groups, without any record to speak of? Could she recite passages of the Constitution, as DeVore can? Did she really need to keep her hair that short or was she eyeing a "sympathy vote" after her fight with breast cancer? And with all that baggage from her time as chief executive at Hewlett-Packard, why wasn't it obvious to other voters that Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer would "rip her up"?

"Nobody will work for her," Mullner said when asked whether her fellow tea partiers would fall in line behind Fiorina. She predicted that many would also watch the governor's race from the sidelines. Earlier that day, Mullner said, she had voted for conservative Larry Naritelli for governor to send a signal to Whitman and Steve Poizner that her vote was for "none of the above."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2010; california; devore; elections; fiorina; successful; teaparty; traction; whitman
We still have November.. in some states. :-)
1 posted on 06/14/2010 6:44:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Will a Freeper in California, The Left Coast, please weigh-in here. I am not a follower of the LA Times or other dinosaur media outlets.


2 posted on 06/14/2010 6:46:32 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: NormsRevenge

If I were the LA Times, I’d be much more worried about Sarah’s performance both in California and elsewhere. But they’ll conveniently ignore that - since it doesn’t suit their agenda.


3 posted on 06/14/2010 6:47:41 PM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Two things to note:

california hasn’t produced a competent conservative since ronald reagan.

tea party folks are non-confrontational and don’t go where they are not wanted/supported.

So apparently Kalifornia is lost...eastern desert folks excluded.


4 posted on 06/14/2010 6:52:25 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: NormsRevenge

Poizner and DeVore both ran terrible campaigns...Tea parties are strong here in CA but a candidate needs to enter the race and explain how being conservative is going to help solve the state’s impossible mess it’s in.


5 posted on 06/14/2010 6:53:15 PM PDT by 20 years too late
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To: K-oneTexas

LA Slimes trying to divide Republicans to be sure Left Wing Democrat Boxer wins.


6 posted on 06/14/2010 6:54:17 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge

Fiorina insults Hannity “offcamera” typical RINO. The losers in CA will realize sooner or later that they backed the wrong nag


7 posted on 06/14/2010 6:55:26 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Nobody will work for her,” Mullner said when asked whether her fellow tea partiers would fall in line behind Fiorina”

I have no idea who this guy is. However I consider myself a tea party member and a Chuck Devore supporter who is now supporting Fiorina. This is just another story by the LA Times to try and sabotage the Republicans. Just consider the source of the article.


8 posted on 06/14/2010 6:55:54 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: mamelukesabre

You can say the same for Indiana and other so called republican states that voted for Obama.


9 posted on 06/14/2010 6:56:16 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ridicule is a powerful weapon, wielded quite adeptly by the California media and Hollywood elites.


10 posted on 06/14/2010 6:57:41 PM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: Parley Baer

Thank you for being one of the adult voters who in the end knows, Boxer must Not win.


11 posted on 06/14/2010 6:57:53 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge
Why am I not surprised, LA? Is there anyone NOT on the dole?
12 posted on 06/14/2010 7:02:53 PM PDT by lula ( If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?)
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To: Parley Baer
I have no idea who this guy is. However I consider myself a tea party member and a Chuck Devore supporter who is now supporting Fiorina. This is just another story by the LA Times to try and sabotage the Republicans. Just consider the source of the article.
Thank you for posting that. The more sanity in FR, in California, in the USA, the better.
13 posted on 06/14/2010 7:03:41 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Parley Baer
However I consider myself a tea party member and a Chuck Devore supporter who is now supporting Fiorina.

I haven't been following the race closely but I agree with your thinking. Devore lost, it sucks but it is what it is, there's no point in allowing the good candidate to become the enemy of the "so so" candidate. I don't know how bad Fiorina is but she's got to be better than Boxer. Seems to me that needs to be the focus now. </My 2¢>

14 posted on 06/14/2010 7:20:23 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: NormsRevenge

Solvency has failed to find traction in CA.


15 posted on 06/14/2010 7:21:28 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: YankeeReb

Carly is against ObamaCare, against Cap and Trade
Supports 2nd. amendment


16 posted on 06/14/2010 7:22:58 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge

Geez, don’t the democrats realize the Tea Party is not a bunch of crazy radical lefties......? The Tea Party will simply unite behind the Republican nominee, throw the Incumbents out the door, and proceed with the next phase of taking back America.

The Tea Party is here to stay. We’re not a bunch of “Quitters” as the Media likes to label Palin and friends. Not at all. The Radical hippees are still around from the 60’s, and the Tea Party will still be drinking Tea when Obambi becomes a 2 yr Lame Duck in November and Harry Reid is fired.
We ain’t leaving town, we’re moving in, we’re nationwide !


17 posted on 06/14/2010 7:23:11 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Brilliant
Solvency has failed to find traction in CA.

Ditto heterosexuality and citizenship.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

18 posted on 06/14/2010 7:25:10 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: NormsRevenge; AuntB; BunnySlippers
Tom "Top Gun" Watson was both endorsed by the Santa Barbara Tea Party and the Santa Barbara News Press. And he won the (R) Primary to challenge Liberal Lois Capps!!
19 posted on 06/14/2010 7:27:40 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 20 years too late

Here’s the quick solution to California’s ills:

1. Elect a real conservative governor (RCG).
2. RCG announces plan to form commission to lead California through Chapter 11 restructuring.
3. As Liberals moan, scream and defecate on themselves, RCG issues PR describing proposed abrogation of state union contracts.
4. As Liberals begin to acknowledge that RCG means business and will not back down, an agreement is made to postpone Chapter 11 filing leaving limited time for state and unions to settle out of court.
5. As part of negotiations in 4. above, RCG pushes for massive cuts, real deep cuts in budget and size of government, so massive that substantial huge tax breaks and incentives are made to businesses and corporations headquartered in the state.
6. RCG uses threat of BK Court action to reform and restructure all of Cal government.
7. RCG pushes for AZ type law for illegal entry enforcement.


20 posted on 06/14/2010 7:37:30 PM PDT by Hostage
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To: DTogo

Lois Capps.. Oh man.. she is one weird duck..
Best of luck to Top Gun!


21 posted on 06/14/2010 7:45:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: mamelukesabre

I represented both times.


22 posted on 06/14/2010 7:46:12 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: DTogo

My honey and I voted for Watson and I am really excited to take down Capps.


23 posted on 06/14/2010 7:47:30 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Man do I despise this woman.


24 posted on 06/14/2010 7:48:44 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Hostage

Here in Calif. we elect the closest to a Conservative.
There are more registered Democrats than REpublicnas here,

The major population areas in Calif. are Far Left to Liberal except San Diego which is somewhat half and half
(also haveing 3 Conservative Republican Reps and 2 Liberal Democrat Reps.
There are millions of Mexicans who are legal and can vote
in Calif.
There are milions of residents here from other states and countries who can vote.

California is not one of the several homogenous states many posters live in and think all states can do what theirs do.


25 posted on 06/14/2010 7:50:13 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge
"LAT: Successful elsewhere, 'tea party' fails to find traction in California"

Whoa! Too late! It's a goner.

26 posted on 06/14/2010 7:54:15 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Hostage

There is little, if any, evidence that the People in CA (or IL. my state) are ready to vote for someone who would do this. Illinois is just as bankrupt.


27 posted on 06/14/2010 7:54:20 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Hostage

Nice work, you’re onto something there...


28 posted on 06/14/2010 7:54:51 PM PDT by moodyskeptic (the counterculture votes R)
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To: Hostage

Great Ideas.

Everything hinges on #1 though.


29 posted on 06/14/2010 8:03:09 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: NormsRevenge

This is a pretty obvious hit piece by the LA Slimes. It seeks to create doubt and distrust among opposition to the Messiah. Good luck with that, cretins.


30 posted on 06/14/2010 8:10:34 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: 4Speed

“We ain’t leaving town, we’re moving in, we’re nationwide !”

We’re movin’ on up,

On the West side,

We’ll finally get a piece

Of the pie.


31 posted on 06/14/2010 8:15:01 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Hostage

Amen. Imagine a candidate who stands up and says that they have a plan to save the state using the only option left... U.S. Bankruptcy Court.


32 posted on 06/14/2010 8:15:03 PM PDT by 20 years too late
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To: NormsRevenge

btt


33 posted on 06/14/2010 8:27:43 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: mamelukesabre

Not “making it” in ONLY one state is an unqualified success - Tea Party rules...


34 posted on 06/14/2010 8:43:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: Parley Baer

Good for you! Fiorina is 100% preferable over Babs Boxer (so yesterday)


35 posted on 06/14/2010 9:04:37 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Obama never ran even a hot dog stand but now he is running the entire country?)
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To: SoCalPol
California is stuck on a sandbar and it'll take more than just conservatives getting out to get it un-stuck. If these ladies can convince some on the left to lend a hand, good. But this may come at a cost to their 'credentials'.

Every liberal I talk to bleats the same talking points fed to them by the media and White House. I counter that by telling them they should give Mark Levin a listen sometime (and give them the station and time to listen- Sacramento, 560AM, 3:00-6:00PM).

Sooner or later, the message that government can't solve our problems (Obama offering many recent examples) has to sink in. Pick a program or pick a state or a city (run by democrats) and observe the impending bankruptcy. Ideas have consequences, as do elections.

I don't know to what extent democrats in this state (CA) belong to the radical, hate America fringe, but suspect most are just lazy enough to go-along-to-get-along in a politically correct fashion and go-with-the-flow (like fish in a school) to avoid predation. Cowards, who'd rather not pick a fight if it threatens their mealticket.

Well, mealtickets are going to be on the cutting board as are a lot of other perks enjoyed by public employees/retirees very soon. What remains to be seen is if these women candidates can convince some seated in the Golden Cadillac and Golden Parachute aisles to vacate their spots in the interest of "others" to raise us off the sandbar. Let the 'communitarianism' begin. Service with Concern, baby. Do it for the Public Good, y'all. And, don't forget- doing it "for the children". :^)

36 posted on 06/14/2010 9:14:07 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: Hostage

I like your solutions to California’s ills. A RCP (real conservative poster).;^)


37 posted on 06/14/2010 9:22:44 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: mamelukesabre
California hasn’t produced a competent conservative since Ronald Reagan.

What about George Deukmejian? The former governor would have made a fine senator or even President had he had any national ambitions.
38 posted on 06/14/2010 10:16:59 PM PDT by ancientart
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To: GOP Poet

which both times? both times what?


39 posted on 06/14/2010 10:55:18 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: GOPJ

Yup, 49 out of 50 aint half bad, no?


40 posted on 06/14/2010 10:56:11 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: ancientart

“had he had any abition”

LOL

that right there i think is the answer to yer question.

Dam, my dog just ate my sandwich whil Iwas typin this. I’m done and may the lord help my dog.

nite to youall and to my dog. bye


41 posted on 06/14/2010 11:00:33 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

Wht blast her photo all over FR if she is not good?


42 posted on 06/15/2010 1:44:49 AM PDT by Lumper20
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To: GOP Poet

Great! My mom’s been campaigning for Tom door-to-door in Goleta, first time in her life to do such a thing.


43 posted on 06/15/2010 4:55:28 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: mamelukesabre
Yup, 49 out of 50 aint half bad, no?

That's my take ... a 98% success rate works for me. Must of been a liberal who put the " tea party fails" part in the headline...

44 posted on 06/15/2010 6:51:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: SoCalPol
Boxer must Not win.

She will because the base won't be there for her.

The RINOs blew it, again, IMO intentionally.

45 posted on 06/15/2010 7:18:30 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Carry_Okie

The All or Nothing thrive on having liberal democrats in office, that way they can complain about it.

The All or Nothing crowd don’t have the stomach to deal with and work to have a Republican Senator who is against Cap and Trade, for Free Market, against tax and spend
which are Fiorina’s views so the All or Nothing crowd would rather have Left Wing Boxer with her big taxes, and spend
and for cap and trade.


46 posted on 06/15/2010 12:02:08 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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