Democrats: Foreclosure crisis due to banker conspiracy.
I really, really wish that I was making this up, actually: For those without video, it shows Rep. Maxine Waters (D, CA-35) of the House Financial Services Committee… actually, summarizing this piece is almost impossible. The CNBC folks try their best to get some sort of coherent information out of Rep. Waters, and this is what they gleaned:
Lt. Col. Orson Swindle on the VFW-PAC endorsements.
I spoke with Lt. Colonel Swindle yesterday on the subject, mostly in terms of Senator Barbara Boxer’s surprising pickup of the PAC’s (NOT the parent organization’s) endorsement. Swindle was not, shall we say, particularly pleased that the PAC (which he is not a representative of) did this: The very short version: the VFW membership didn’t authorize this, they are ticked off about this, and the | Read More »
The air war continues in California
Carly Fiorina is still fighting hard against No Ma’am Boxer, and it’s good to see. I like this one, it’s short and it’s simple. It takes extra work to cut your typical online ad down to a 30 second (minus BCRA requirement) slam, and done well it matters:
CA GOV: Moonbeam COULDN’T fire aide making ‘whore’ comment…
…because the technical term here would be ‘divorce.’ Yes. Fox News reports that the source of the misogynist attack is now alleged to be no less than Anne Gust Brown herself, who is both wife and campaign aide to Jerry Brown. This is ‘alleged’ because there is some indication that this may be, of all things, a deliberate attempt by the Brown campaign to fix | Read More »
The Choice Almost Nobody Wants
Far be it from me to not give credit where it is due. Unlike what I detailed last night in the inaugural edition of the Choice and Competition Death Watch, it should be pointed out that the new federal health care legislation did actually create a new choice in many states. A key piece of the legislation was the creation of a new set of | Read More »
Tech at Night: Henry Waxman, Net Neutrality, California, New York, 4chan, Privacy
Apologies for missing the last two Tech at Nights. But unlike the paid staff of the well-funded Free Press, every word I’ve ever written here on technical issues has been on my own time, for free, because I care about the issues. And when work overwhelms me, as it did last week as a huge deadline approached, something had to give. And what gave was | Read More »
Ami Bera (D CAND, CA-03) covering up sex offender tenants?
There are two parts to this: what is known, and what was reported. It is known that the aforementioned Bera owned a transient hotel in California that had a registered sex offender (case involved a minor) living there in April of 2010. It is also known that living at the location in question would be effectively banned for sex offenders under the California Penal Code, | Read More »
Brown’s immigration smear of Whitman continues to unravel.
Two things to take away from this San Francisco Chronicle article (H/T: The Other McCain) on Jerry Brown’s Gloria Allred’s nonsensical attacks on Meg Whitman: First, this sentence: “Lawyers said an employer’s obligation upon receiving a no-match letter from the Social Security Administration is to check their own records for typographical or other errors, inform the employee that the records do not match and tell | Read More »
Message for Meg Whitman: Go on Offense. Now.
The best way past a “scandal” for a Republican is through it. Take a day or two – no more, no less – to think it through, find a line of attack and go on offense. If George Allen had done that instead of trying to plead, ignore and then cower his way past the “macaca” incident, we’d not have the tragedy of both Senators | Read More »
On the USC/LA Times poll of California
This new poll of the California races by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and American Viewpoint for USC and the LA Times has been discussed from one side of the Internet to the other, and back again. But I wouldn’t be doing my job if I let it go without chiming in, now would I? Of course not. So let’s dig in.
SF Chronicle goes as far as it can to support Fiorina.
Which is not their endorsement of her – then again, an endorsement of the Republican candidate for Senate by the San Francisco Chronicle would be about as likely as my being able to get to the Moon by jumping up and down on the ground hard enough. What they did instead was to give as strong a statement about Carly’s technical campaign skills as possible… | Read More »
Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D) Embraces the Race Card
That was like a double whammy race card. “Vote for me because I am Hispanic and I support immigration. P.S. My opponent is from Vietnam and he’s coming to take our jobs.” Her opponent? Van Tran. As luck would have it, Tran is trying to reach a fundraising goal of $8k by Sept 30th. [hint hint] For more information on this race check out Neil’s | Read More »
Carly Fiorina blasts “Call me Senator” Boxer on television
Here we go. Just when I started to think she needs to kick things up a notch, Carly Fiorina has taken to the air against Babs Boxer statewide. The ad is called “Sir,” and introduces all Californians to Ma’am’s incredible arrogance:
California Dems unhinged and on the defense
Promoted from the diaries by Neil Obama are you listening??? Ladies and Germs. We have an ultra phenomenon here.California could actually go RED!! California DEMS are nervous, scared and unhinged. Yep. I heard it firsthand. I was on a conference call courtesy of Ruby’s List, a coalition of California progressive organizations. Ms. Reid (Ruby) was kind enough to invite me on the call with the | Read More »