Posts Tagged ‘Abel Maldonado’

Changing CA politics: What’s the biggest potential shift?

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

The open-primary success of relatively moderate GOP candidates in statewide races has prompted lots of thumbsucker punditry lately. For example, Dan Walters sees Tuesday's results as suggesting a mild GOP comeback. There's also the evidence that the Legislature isn't as wacky as it used to be sin...

Governor’s race: Maldonado drops out

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Governor’s race: Maldonado drops out

Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado ended his campaign for governor of California on Thursday morning, leaving a conservative state legislator as the only Republican candidate in the race. Maldonado, the state’s most prominent Latino Republican, made the announcement where his political career began at...

Oddly enough, Legislature displaying hints of moderation

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

June 1, 2013 By Chris Reed The California Legislature has been such a redoubt of hardcore liberal lunacy for so long that I can't believe I'm writing this, but May may have been the most moderate month I've seen in Sacramento since Pete Wilson departed the governor's office 14 years ago. That thi...

Arnold still haunting GOP conventions

Monday, March 4th, 2013

March 4, 2013 By John Seiler The ghost haunting this past weekend's California Republican Convention in Sacramento was the steroid-bloated, hulking apparition of ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just eight years ago, in 2005, Arnold was the toast of the GOP. He launched a "year of reform" that led ...

Arnold embarrasses himself in WSJ interview

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Nov. 17, 2012 By John Seiler Arnold Schwarzenegger is the hypocrite who keeps on entertaining. He jet-sets around the globe celebrating AB 32, which he signed into law and will cut greenhouse gas emissions in California 25 percent by 2020. Yet he tools around in giant, gas guzzling Mercedes and Be...

Cruz win in Texas blazes victory path for CA GOP

Monday, August 6th, 2012
Cruz win in Texas blazes victory path for CA GOP

Aug. 6, 2012 By John Seiler California Republicans are gathering this weekend for their convention in Burbank. For inspiration, they should look to what is happening in neighboring states. Two years ago, Republicans nominated for governor Susana Martinez in New Mexico and Brian Sandoval in New Me...

‘Reforms’ will raise California taxes

Monday, June 18th, 2012

June 18, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- God help California from its current crop of wealthy "moderates" who believe that the only thing that will save our state is a dose of higher taxes. They continue to embrace electoral rule changes that ultimately will undermine the Republicans' suppos...

'Last Call' For Republicans

Monday, March 7th, 2011

MARCH 7 Throughout history, strong political leaders have had the ability to discipline wayward party members. But currently, California Republicans aren’t exactly in a strong enough position to offer up the usual disciplinary threats: removal from cushy or prestigious committee assignments, gene...

Stop Maldo!

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

John Seiler: Let the cry go up across the land: Stop Maldonado! Taxpayer traitor Abel Maldonado now is running for U.S. Congress. It was just two years ago that, as a state senator, he sold taxpayers down the river by proving the key Republican vote for the record $13 billion tax increase of the...

Arnold Rewards Tax Traitors

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

John Seiler: In California, no bad deed by a politician goes unrewarded. Gov. Arnold "Taxpayer Terminator" Schowarzenegger got six Republicans in the Legislature to sell out their "no new taxes" pledges, betray taxpayers, and vote for his record $13 billion tax increase in February 2010. Here's wha...