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Questions Post-Election 2

  Votes are still being counted in the California election, but the results so far raise some thoughts and questions. Labor or Business — and the winner is? Both sides can point to victories — and defeats. Business-supported candidate Catharine

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Pay no attention to the political consultants behind the curtain

March 15, 2013 By Katy Grimes As long as I have followed politics closely — since Junior High school in the 1970’s — I’ve said political consultants will be the death of the Republican Party. And now, finally, a political

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Video: GROW Elect advances grassroots Latino GOP action

March 6, 2013 By John Seiler The two major themes of last weekend’s GOP convention were more grassroots organizing and more involvement by Latinos and other growing constituencies. Even those who not Republicans should welcome steps to make the party

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Arnold still haunting GOP conventions 2

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

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Republicans’ consultant problem — especially in CA 9

Feb. 15, 2013 By John Seiler Republicans continue to mull over their two defeats by President Barack Obama. And their virtual dissolution in California, which once produced presidents who won landslides: Nixon and Reagan. One of the best GOP strategists

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Victor Davis Hanson: ‘California is very hard to screw up’ 9

Dec. 6, 2012 By John Seiler “California is very hard to screw up,” noted author Victor Davis Hanson told about 130 California business and community leaders Wednesday. He spoke at the Freedom Forum held at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport

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Somebody else compares Mitt to Meg 4

Oct. 1, 2012 By John Seiler On Sept. 25, I pointed out the similarities between Meg Whitman and her 2010 campaign for California governor and Mitt Romney and his 2012 campaign for president. I wrote: “Remember Meg Whitman’s campaign for

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Is Mitt Romney channeling Meg Whitman?

Sept. 25, 2012 By John Seiler Maybe Mitt Romney will put in a boffo appearance at the three debates in October and go on to win. But for now, his campaign clearly is floundering. Remember Meg Whitman’s campaign for governor

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The Complete Guide to John Burton’s Tirades, Outbursts and Expletives 17

Sept. 4, 2012 By John Hrabe California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton kicked off the Democratic National Convention Monday by comparing Republicans with Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels

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Maviglio wrong on tax increase aftermath 0

Aug. 15, 2012 By John Seiler I like Steve Maviglio, the longtime Democratic and union activist and spokesperson, because he summarizes what those he represents are thinking. So it’s worth reading what he says on the the legislative vote for

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