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California (GOP Club)

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  • Regarding The OWS Oakland Riots; Not One Complaint From The NAACP?

    10/30/2011 6:52:40 PM PDT · by The_Obama_Gerbil · 1 replies
    Not just the violence in Oakland, how about the billions wasted in Solar Energy Firms? Wouldn't you think the NAACP would of rather Obama give them the Billions? It seems that no matter what damage Obama causes, how much money he flushes down the toilet, allowing Eric Holder to lie over Fast & Furious, insulting Blacks for wearing "Bedroom Slippers". Yet NOT A PEEP FROM THE NAACP !!! Can anyone explain this racial bias? God, can you imagine if all of this happened under a Republican President?
  • Michael Reagan: I'm 'not crazy enough' to run for U.S. Senate

    09/21/2011 12:56:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 1+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/21/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Republican Michael Reagan has shot down speculation that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2012, saying he has no plans to jump in the race. "I am not crazy enough to run..No I am not considering a run for senate," Reagan wrote in an email to The Bee.
  • California GOP committee blocks more moderate platform

    09/18/2011 7:39:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 1+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/18/11 | Torey Van Oot
    A push to adopt a more moderate California Republican Party platform was was defeated in the final hours of the party's fall convention in Los Angeles today. The proposed language, which downplayed traditional GOP positions on gun rights, abortion and same-sex marriage, had come under fire from conservatives. Supporters had argued that the changes emphasized jobs and the economy and presented the party's issue stances in a way that would appeal to more voters. The plan, backed by wealthy GOP donor Charles T. Munger Jr., failed to win approval from the CRP Platform Committee Sunday afternoon. The committee instead approved...
  • Charles T. Munger Jr. puts more than money into California Republican politics

    09/16/2011 3:49:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/16/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Charles T. Munger Jr. isn't your run-of-the-mill Republican donor. The wealthy Stanford physicist is gaining prominence in a state Republican Party now regularly in search of money needed to win in blue California. But Munger's involvement in the state GOP goes beyond writing checks. His influence will be on display this weekend as California Republicans gather in Los Angeles for their fall convention and begin discussing a Munger-inspired platform that downplays traditional GOP positions on gun rights, abortion and same-sex marriage. The bow tie-wearing Republican has spent recent months shepherding a behind-the-scenes effort to adopt a more moderate California Republican...
  • CALIFORNIA - Field Poll: Romney leads Perry among state's GOP

    09/15/2011 1:01:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/15/11 | Dan Smith
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is maintaining his edge over a surging Texas Gov. Rick Perry among Republicans looking to California's June 2012 presidential primary, according to a new Field Poll. The poll shows Romney's support has dipped slightly since June while Perry more than tripled his. But Romney still holds an eight-point lead.
  • Assemblymember Fong Statement on Federal Bill Mandating Use of E-Verify (Moonbat wants no E-Verify)

    09/07/2011 7:07:22 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Assemblyman Paul Fong's website ^ | 9-7-11 | Paul Fong Website
    SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) today issued the following statement regarding the federal E-Verify mandate bill by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas): Assemblymember Fong: Rep. Smith's E-Verify mandate bill deeply concerns me. I do not support any flawed mandated system that costs jobs. E-verify was intended to be a voluntary process and requiring businesses to interview and hire in accordance with this faulty system is not in the best interest of businesses or workers. I've introduced a bill in the California Legislature, AB 1236 that addresses the problems with E-Verify. E-verify has mistakenly identified U.S. citizens as non-citizens which prevents...
  • Dan Lungren won't challenge Tom McClintock for Congress

    09/07/2011 12:37:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/7/11 | Dan Morain
    Rep. Dan Lungren has decided against challenging fellow Republican Congressman Tom McClintock and instead will run in what is a swing district that extends from Elk Grove to Folsom, his campaign manager said today. "Unless something changes, he will run in the 7th Congressional District and is confident in doing so," Lungren adviser Rob Stutzman told The Bee. Lungren had toyed with running against McClintock, the more conservative of the two, in the 2012 GOP primary for the 4th Congressional District.
  • Conservatives upbeat at 2 Bay Area gatherings

    08/28/2011 3:04:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/28/11 | Joe Garofoli, Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writers
    They've been dismissed as the inconsequential, angry, funny-hat-wearing political fringe. But conservatives and Tea Party activists at lively celebrations in the Bay Area say they're beginning to be recognized as something else as the 2012 elections loom: a mainstream movement. With two big gatherings - a California Young Republican Federation convention in San Francisco on Friday and a Tea Party Express gathering in Napa on Saturday - it wasn't so lonely being a conservative in the Democratic bastion of the Bay Area. "We're not afraid to come to the Bay Area, because the majority of the people in the Bay...
  • 36th District, here's your chance to be heard (California Congressional special election)

    07/06/2011 6:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily Breeze ^ | July 6, 2011 | David Hadley
    My friends, Fate has dealt the South Bay a rare opportunity to impact our national political dialogue. In a country of 310 million, fewer than 25,000 South Bay voters just might fire a shot heard 'round the world. That may sound melodramatic, but it's not. Tuesday, Democrat Janice Hahn and Republican Craig Huey face off in a special election to represent our 36th Congressional District. Let's consider the stakes. Two years after the US economy began to emerge from financial crisis and recession, most Americans understand we are seriously off track. The national unemployment rate is 9.1 percent - and...
  • Long Beach's George Deukmejian: At 83, a quiet retirement

    07/05/2011 11:48:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | 7/4/11 | Doug Krikorian
    He belies his age as he navigates the neighborhoods near his home in Belmont Park where he has resided for 51 years with his wife and where they raised their three children. The gait is firm, the voice is strong, the eyes are alert, the posture is erect, the hair is plentiful, and the face is unlined. His birth certificate insists he's 83, but the laws of time have been rescinded with George Deukmejian, who doesn't look that dramatically different now than he did when serving two terms as governor of California. He was in the political maelstrom for 28...
  • Michele Bachmann, hell's Barbie (Barf - SF Libs nervous)

    06/29/2011 10:55:51 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 39 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 29, 2011 | Mark Morford
    Meanwhile, while you were sleeping, while you were allowing your attention to wander to issues more pressing, heartwarming and good, such as gay New Yorkers in love and goofy dogs running marathons, easily the most insane and wide-eyed squirrelmonkey pseudo-politician in your lifetime announced that she is hereby running for president of the United States. And by "running" she does not mean putting on those supercute little silver jogging shoes with the funny blinky LED lights in the heels that she saw at DSW that one time, because that would be silly and not make any sense at all, and...
  • Breitbart Dishes on Gingrich, Weiner, Palin

    06/14/2011 12:29:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles ^ | June 13, 2011 | Jonah Lowenfeld
    Andrew Breitbart, the self-described “biased journalist” who first released photographs “sexted” to various women by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), closed out the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual Summer Bash on Sunday night, June 12. By the time Breitbart took the stage, all but one of the television cameras and most of the members of the local and national press who had come to cover the foreign policy speech given by Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich earlier in the evening had packed up and left. In an interview earlier in the evening with the Jewish Journal, Breitbart called the former House speaker “a...
  • Janice Hahn ad compares GOP rival Craig Huey to Sarah Palin

    06/06/2011 12:46:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 6/6/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Sarah Palin is making a cameo on the South Bay political scene, and it isn't part of the bus tour that created a media frenzy as she traveled the East Coast last week. Democrat Janice Hahn, a candidate for the vacant 36th Congressional District seat, is hitting the airwaves this week with a TV spot comparing Republican rival Craig Huey to the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate. The 30-second spot, which will run on cable channels throughout the district, blasts Huey's stance on abortion and support for GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's federal budget plan as too conservative...
  • Bowen concedes, ensuring race between Hahn and Huey

    05/20/2011 8:21:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/20/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Secretary of State Debra Bowen conceded the second spot in a Los Angeles-area congressional race Thursday, leaving the runoff between Democrat Janice Hahn and Republican Craig Huey. Bowen, a Democrat who represented the Southland's coastal cities in the Legislature for more than a decade, had been considered a front-runner in the contest to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Democratic Rep. Jane Harman.
  • Beth Gaines finally gets sworn in, but hold the conspiracy theories

    05/13/2011 12:36:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    SacBee: The Buzz ^ | 5/13/11 | Jim Sanders
    New Assemblywoman Beth Gaines finally was sworn in to office Thursday, more than a week after her election – but don't trot out conspiracy theories about Democrats trying to keep her away.Sen. Ted Gaines, her husband, said Assembly Democratic leadership did not stall at seating the Roseville Republican.After her election May 4, the Assembly held two other floor sessions. The first was two days after balloting, too soon for the Gaineses to ensure that relatives and friends could attend a swearing-in. The second was Monday when Assembly chambers promised to be crowded for an annual ceremony honoring Latino newsmakers. Thursday...
  • Republican Beth Gaines wins California Assembly contest

    05/04/2011 8:41:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/4/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Republican Beth Gaines has won the election to fill her husband's former Assembly seat. Gaines was ahead of Roseville Democrat Dennis Campanale in Tuesday's runoff election for the 4th Assembly District, leading 55 percent to 45 percent, with 90 percent of precincts reporting. The two emerged as the top vote-getters in an eight-way March primary election triggered by the January election of her husband, Ted Gaines, to an overlapping state Senate seat. While Gaines edged out her closest GOP rival by just one percentage point in the primary, she was considered the clear front-runner in this round of balloting. Campanale,...
  • Harmeet Dhillon, Republican leader with S.F. twist

    04/26/2011 10:29:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/26/11 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    Harmeet Dhillon has the loneliest job in politics: chairwoman of the Republican Party in San Francisco, a very liberal city that former California GOP leader Ron Nehring described as "just to the left" of the capital of communist North Korea. Dhillon, a tall, dark-haired attorney, has long been comfortable being the loud voice at the front of unpopular battles. Smart, blunt and outspoken, she is determined to make the GOP brand, which has been moribund in San Francisco for decades, relevant in the city and statewide. She's a different kind of Republican. Harping on social issues, she said, isn't the...
  • Cheating charges abound at 'conscience of the GOP' confab

    04/19/2011 12:45:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/19/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Allegations of fraud and vote fixing. Courts intervening in the election process. A call to police as officials convene behind closed doors to determine who is eligible to cast a vote. Sounds like the makings of a political thriller. But that's what unfolded at an Arden-area hotel over the weekend as political infighting (and maybe some real fighting) spiced up what could have been a drab weekend of bylaw amendments and officer elections at the California Republican Assembly's spring convention. Divisions at the conservative group -- which bills itself as the "conscience of the Republican party" -- emerged amid conservative...
  • GOP kicks off budget roadshow of its own

    04/07/2011 3:19:31 PM PDT · by SmithL
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/7/11 | David Siders
    Add the California Republican Party to the list of politicians taking their budget cases on the road. Starting a yearlong set of visits with a stop tonight in Fresno, Republican lawmakers said today they will talk about proposals for regulatory, pension and other government changes while objecting to Gov. Jerry Brown's tax plan. "Sometimes we get, I think we get insular across the street in that building," Assembly Republican leader Connie Conway said. "And it's a great opportunity to get out and talk to what I call real people, real Californians." She may cross paths with the Democratic governor or...
  • I can't believe my best friend is a Republican

    04/06/2011 5:49:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Salon ^ | April 5, 2011 | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
    I love everything about Janet -- except how she stands for all the things I find bad and wrong in the world. Janet and I would likely have never met, save for the thing that unites so many women across divides of income and age: fat. We met in a weight-loss group. There were six or seven of us in that group, but Janet and I were drawn toward each other. I liked her refusal to lie about what she'd eaten or rationalize it. She liked my tenacity and optimism. She handed me a business card that said her name,...