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Faulconer wins mayor's race (San Diego Mayor)
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/11/2014 | Craig Gustafson

Posted on 02/11/2014 11:57:19 PM PST by South40

SAN DIEGO — Republican City Councilman Kevin Faulconer defeated Democratic Councilman David Alvarez in the San Diego mayor’s race Tuesday night.

Faulconer had 55.2 percent compared to Alvarez’s 44.8 percent with 86 percent of the city's precincts counted.

A jubilant Faulconer gave a speech to his supporters about 10:40 p.m. but stopped short of declaring victory.

“We know that this city has gone through a lot in the last year, but we knew that as San Diegans that we were better than that and that we were going to come together when we had the opportunity to do that and come to together we have,” Faulconer said.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; davidalvarez; faulconer; kevinfaulconer; mayor; mayors; race; sandiego; wins
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This election was to replace disgraced former San Diego Mayor, Filthy Bob Filner.

Feinstein, Boxer and Obama all endorsed Alvarez. lol!

1 posted on 02/11/2014 11:57:20 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

Sounds like a prize. How long until scandal comes his way?


2 posted on 02/12/2014 12:01:35 AM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: South40

Probably the best of all outcomes. Filner beats the RINO homosexual and gets run out and replaced by a more sane Republican.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 12:07:24 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: onyx

Great news!


4 posted on 02/12/2014 12:07:38 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Politicalkiddo

Because a Republican won, that’s already a scandal to the ultraleft media.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 12:08:00 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You nailed it. I’ve not been a big fan of Faulconer. But given the choices, he stands head and shoulders above the rest.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 12:14:52 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

San Diego is a wonderful place. If any of you haven’t been there, if you ever get a chance, don’t pass it up.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 1:02:18 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish
San Diego is a great city. Unfortunately, it is in a terrible state.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 2:04:13 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

9 posted on 02/12/2014 2:51:30 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Bullish
San Diego is a wonderful place. If any of you haven’t been there, if you ever get a chance, don’t pass it up.

Yeah, let us know when homosexual "pride" day/week/month is so we can side-step that land mine.

10 posted on 02/12/2014 2:56:12 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

I see a bridge scandle in his future, no matter if his opponenet was responsible for the murders of 4 in bengahzi


11 posted on 02/12/2014 3:37:10 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Watch for the upsurge in “occupy”, and “resistance”, and La Raza. Thanks South40.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 3:38:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: South40
THAT SUCKING SOUND YOU HEARD Feinstein, Boxer and Obama all endorsed Democrat loser Alvarez.

An omen of things to come? Could this be the reason why (cackle)?

As far back as 2008, at the presidential debate in Nashville, Democrat candidate Obama advanced his signature healthcare plan---ultimately enacted, by an historic straight Democrat party-line vote, into the "Affordable Care Act"

QUOTING 2008 OBAMA: "No. 1, let me just repeat, if you’ve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All I’m going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. You’ll still have choice of doctor.”

Repeated over and over again---- with his promise that every American family would be saving $2500.00 on healthcare costs.

Significantly, Obamba NEVER corrected lock-stepping Democrats, all reading from the same Democrat talking points, all of them repeating the same Democrat promises---over and over again.

LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1930-40's ERA EUROPE Obama And the Dems marched in lockstep.....the persistent Dumbocrat drumbeat ---- in obeisance to Obama ---- kept ringing reassuringly in our ears: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-CALIF): “So we Democrats want people to be able to keep the health care they have. And the answer to that is choice of plans. And in the state exchange, we’re going to have lots of different plans, and people will be able to keep the health care coverage they need and they want.” (Sen. Boxer, Press Release, 2/8/11)

SEN DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CALI): “I listened to the president and I believed him when he said, 'if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.' I believed he was correct. I didn't realize there were all these codicils attached to it. President Obama should never have promised that people would be able to keep their health plans. I think he was done a disservice. Someone should have stopped him and said – on his staff. There's this condition and that condition."

Then-Majority leader Pelosi (D-CALIF): "We must pass the O-care bill so we can find out what’s in it." Tick, tock, tick tock,......we must now wait 1-2 decades for its "goodness" to rollout.

13 posted on 02/12/2014 3:56:39 AM PST by Liz
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To: South40

Finally we win an election. For awhile there we were losing practically every one. So glad that the good team won for a change.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 4:02:09 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Tennessee Nana; AuntB; TADSLOS; Grampa Dave; no-to-illegals; sickoflibs; ken5050; ...
THAT SUCKING SOUND YOU HEARD Feinstein, Boxer and Obama all endorsed the loser in the San Diego mayor’s race----Democratic Councilman David Alvarez.

So what happened to that potent latino vote? Calif is teeming w/ illegals just dying to vote when amnesty-loving Democrats give the signal.

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WIKI The Guatemalan population at the 2010 Census was 1,044,209. Guatemalans are the fifth largest Hispanic group in the United States and the second largest Central American population, after Salvadorans.Half of the Guatemalan population is situated in two parts of the country, the Northeast and Southern California. A combined population of 267,335 resides in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

DEMOCRAT AMNESTY WORSHIPPERS HAND-OVER AN ETERNAL $100 MILLION tax dollars per year to La Raza and other hate groups. La Raza Studies do not even try to sugar-coat its anti-America agenda and its bloodthirsty plans to kill off Americans: Raza Studies textbook “Occupied America,” by Rodolfo Acuña, includes a violent and blood-curdling speech given by university professor Jose Angel Gutierrez: “We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is, if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him,” (pg. 323). The following is taken directly from La Raza's Occupied America: “.......execute all white males over age 16,” (p 167--AKA the Plan of San Diego).

America-hating Raza Studies teach (1) violence, (2) undermining US ntl security, and, (3) the need for Mexico to "re-take seven states in the Southwest to make the SW a Chicano nation. "

15 posted on 02/12/2014 4:10:39 AM PST by Liz
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To: South40

Good News! And Obama endorsed.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 4:20:20 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: South40

Agreed


17 posted on 02/12/2014 4:20:50 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: South40

One wonders why there wasn’t the usual Progressive whining about disenfranchisement, irregularities, recounts, and heartless conservatives.

Just asking.

IMHO


18 posted on 02/12/2014 4:43:11 AM PST by ripley
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To: South40

I have not been following this race. Did Faulconer suck up to the Hispanic vote like the GOP Establishment insists is the only way to win in the newer browner America?


19 posted on 02/12/2014 5:15:57 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: South40

Good News and A Great Cup of Coffee Go Great Together; First Thing of A Morning!


20 posted on 02/12/2014 5:20:09 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You’re right, couldn’t have turned out any better. But let’s not count on that happening again next time, since 99 times out of 100 the dirty RAT will get to serve out his term.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 6:06:29 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; sickoflibs

Wow...

And all this time, I though “Republicanus Californiatus” was an extinct breed!!!

This is good news!


22 posted on 02/12/2014 6:33:28 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Fieldmarsahldj, although I have been repeatedly be solicited to provide support to Carl, to date I have declined to do so. However, I disagree that Carl is a RINO on economic issues. A RINO does not lead the fight for public pension reform and take on the municipal unions as Carl did.


23 posted on 02/12/2014 7:06:08 AM PST by p. henry
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To: p. henry

That very well may be. But the central problem with DeMaio, as with all openly-declared homosexuals, is that they define themselves by their sexual orientation above all else (even when they claim they don’t). There’s no room for moral issues in their world, it is too repressive to them (and he clearly supports false marriage). If he gets elected to Congress, it won’t be DeMaio, the “fiscal Conservative” gets elected, it’s DeMaio, the homosexual Republican gets elected. Fiscal Conservatism must run with Social/Moral Conservatism, because being a liberal on either undermines the other.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 7:17:17 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: South40

Smiling!
Yes it is great news!

Thank you so much for My HOME TOWN SAN DIEGO PING!


25 posted on 02/12/2014 7:57:44 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: South40; All

Wow! He won by a nice margin also. I’d heard sometime back that San Diego was one of the few Republican bastions in the land of fruits and nuts. I think next season, I’m gonna root for the Chargers; unless they’re playing the Houston Texans or my KC Chiefs.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 7:57:50 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Count of Monte Fisto; All

Did Faulconer suck up to the Hispanic vote
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To: Count of Monte Fisto - ALL politicians suck up to someone or some group. I bet Rand Paul is one of your boys, and he sucked up to that bastard Mitch McConnell by endorsing him over Matt Bevin. And, I don’t want to hear his lame excuse that he endorsed McConnell before anyone else was running. If that’s not a lie, it’s freakin’ stupid at best. He was SUCKING UP to McConnell because he wants his help in his run for Prez in 2016.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 8:05:22 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Politicalkiddo

How conservative is Faulconer? The majority of GOP mayors-past, present, and, unfortunately, future-are/were/will be RINOS.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 8:12:42 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: South40

29 posted on 02/12/2014 8:16:46 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Are you suggesting they would have been better off with very liberal Dem?

Because on FR, it seems the perfect is usually the enemy of the good....


30 posted on 02/12/2014 8:19:27 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: South40

How many recounts?


31 posted on 02/12/2014 8:53:14 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Din Maker

Rand Paul is not my boy. I don’t like what he has to say about Amnesty at all. I won’t vote for him for President but he is a thousand times better then most of the mooks in the Senate.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 9:34:59 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Din Maker
from the sd uniontribune:http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Feb/11/alvarez-faulconer-mayor-election-results/2/?#article-copy

Faulconer and his supporters targeted moderates and independents with their campaign advertising, assuming that he would win a large percentage of the Republican electorate with little effort. He even used blue campaign signs — traditionally a color for Democrats — offered a bipartisan message and rarely mentioned his Republican affiliation.

33 posted on 02/12/2014 11:01:42 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: fwdude

Please provide a list of major Texas cities that don’t have a homo pride day parade so we can visit them...last I checked, Texas isn’t immune from that disease either so you’re ponitificating on the matter is like throwing stones in a glass house.


34 posted on 02/12/2014 11:06:19 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: South40; abigail2; AgThorn; al baby; BAW; bboop; BenLurkin; Bob J; Bon of Babble; Brad's Gramma; ...
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35 posted on 02/12/2014 12:38:00 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: SZonian
Please provide a list of major Texas cities that don’t have a homo pride day parade so we can visit them...last I checked, Texas isn’t immune from that disease either ...

Please! In Kalifornia, the large municipalities and elected officials are virtually REQUIRED to participate in homo-"pride" events, as well as city staff with city equipment. Ask the fire fighters who were commanded to ride in a parade and were subjected to lewd, unconscionable behavior by participants.

This is NOT the norm in Texas.

36 posted on 02/12/2014 2:31:29 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Your gratuitous cheap shots about CA don’t go unnoticed...and on a thread discussing where the good guys in CA win one...thanks, it’s really appreciated.

And now you want to move the goalposts so to speak.

It’s like this, the so-called perfect and almighty state of Texas isn’t exempt from any of the same ailments afflicting the rest of the United States, some better, some worse.

So do us all a favor, get off your high horse and start acting like a decent human being around others of like mind here on FR.

You just might find that Californians are a civil and decent bunch of folks if not provoked.


37 posted on 02/12/2014 3:49:36 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: South40

Hopefully this will be a portent of things to come for November!


38 posted on 02/12/2014 4:12:45 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Liz
You might want to mention the vile and racist La Voz de Aztlan website if you're going t mention the man who inspired it and is suspected of writing for it, Jose Angel Gutierrez.
39 posted on 02/12/2014 4:20:34 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: SZonian; fwdude

Those were not ‘cheap shots’ at California. They were accurate observations that are readily validated.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/firefighters-forced-to-participate-in-gay-pride-parade-win-legal-battle/


40 posted on 02/12/2014 4:23:14 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: MeganC

Filner was the first Dem mayor in San Diego in over 20 years. Given the taxpayers continue to pay for that colossal mistake, I would like to believe they learned from it and do not make that mistake again for at least the next 20.


41 posted on 02/12/2014 4:23:27 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT; p. henry; BillyBoy

Excellent.

San Diego votes GOP for Mayor more often than not.

Unfortunately that gay Republican that ran last time is running for Congress. The idea of an “openly gay” Republican Congressman leaves me uneasy.


42 posted on 02/12/2014 5:28:24 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

There’s only one thing worse than an openly gay member of Congress; a closeted member of Congress susceptible to blackmail.


43 posted on 02/12/2014 7:24:37 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: South40

As a San Diego City resident I have strongly supported Faulconer as well as Demaio before him. It’s interesting that 3 weeks ago polls showed Faulconer 16 pts ahead of Alvarez.

The SD Union-Tribune strongly endorsed Faulconer as did former Republican Mayor Sanders...then the union money came pouring in!

80% of Alvarez’s money was union contributions! There were even rallies for him in Tijuana! Constant negative TV ads and within the last week the media proclaimed that Alvarez was within 1 pt of Faulconer (46/45 as I recall) and that Alvarez had the big Momentum.

I thought here we go again - It was not until the election results started rolling in Tuesday night that I began to relax as it became obvious that the point spread was not close at all.

Perhaps people finally are waking up to corrosive and corrupting effect of the Union-Democrat Politician complex. Well, at least while the memories of the effects of union money putting filthy Filner in office are fresh in their minds.


44 posted on 02/12/2014 9:43:39 PM PST by NilesJo
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To: MeganC

Try some reading comprehension....


45 posted on 02/12/2014 9:51:13 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: NilesJo
Thanks for the play by play, but I live in East County, I have seen all the same news, ads and read the same stories. I thought it interesting that yesterday on the UT's website I counted 9 Alvarez ads on their homepage. 9! And the negative TV ads were intolerable.

I think it interesting that the most recent polls called it as a virtual dead heat when it turned out to be anything but.

At any rate, the union puppet lost and he lost big. I do believe San Diegans had their fill of liberal democRATs in Filner. He was the first dem mayor San Diego had seen in 20 years. hopefully, that experiment won't be repeated any time soon. :-)

46 posted on 02/12/2014 10:10:24 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

I read somewhere (I believe it was the San Diego Union Tribune but it could have been an online source) that Faulconer is pro-abortion and pro-SSM. If true, then he probably is a RINO by FR standards.


47 posted on 02/12/2014 10:38:49 PM PST by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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To: ripley

I read somewhere (I believe it was the San Diego Union Tribune but it could have been an online source) that Faulconer is pro-abortion and pro-SSM. If true, then that could explain why liberals have accepted his election so easily.


48 posted on 02/12/2014 10:41:15 PM PST by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Not to my knowledge. I think Faulconer’s main campaign theme was that he was not Bob Filner nor had he ever supported Bob Filner, as Alvarez did in the early days of the sexual harassment scandal.


49 posted on 02/12/2014 10:43:26 PM PST by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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To: Liz

Glad you mentioned Jose Angel Gutierrez. Was looking through some communist literature and Sponsors Lists of various fronts and who popped out to my attention? Angel of course.

In the 1970’s he was a supporter of a Trotskyite front, the Political Rights Defense Fund, created by the Socialist Workers Party. Identified by them as “La Raza Unida Party.

This was the front that won an important court decision which literally barred the FBI from conducting surveillance on the SWP despite the fact (which the dumbassed judge deliberately ignored), that the SWP was illegally a member/affiliate of Trotsky’s “Fourth International”.

I’m sure he will show up in numerous other communist fronts and causes as I look through congressional hearings and other printed material.

Look him up on Google, www.keywiki.org, www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org, and www.Wikipedia. I’m sure you will find more enlightening materials about him.


50 posted on 02/13/2014 12:47:53 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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