Jarvis Taxpayer Group Snubs Spitzer

Steven Greenhut: Despite the Orange County Republican establishment’s backing of pension-spiking union ally Todd Spitzer for the board of supervisors, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has endorsed Spitzer’s long-shot opponent, Deborah Pauly. The Jarvis association even returned a $1,000 donation from Spitzer, who has been showering money from his central committee account on political groups.

The Jarvis group is the major taxpayer group in the state, and Spitzer has been hostile to Jarvis in the past and is something of the Anti-Taxpayer candidate given his retroactive pension-spiking deal and pro-union activism. At least some conservatives are expressing principle and not just going along with the candidate they think is going to win. Ironically, Spitzer was speaking at a TEA Party rally this week. I was going to make a snarky comment, but this seems to speak for itself.

APRIL 17, 2012


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  1. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 17 April, 2012, 15:39

    Spitzer was at a Tea Party rally? An invited guest? heh. What have I been telling you about the Tea Party? I have seen them hijacked by the mainstream Republicans for the last 1.5 years. Totally bought and paid for. Their heroes mostly voted for a debt ceiling increase and told us the Stupid Committee (er…I mean Super Committee) would save us. How’d that work out?

    I like the Jarvis group but you have to keep your eye on them too. They backed Congressman John Campbell who was all in on TARP and the other bailouts for the cronies on Wall Street – to include the AIG execs. So don’t take what Jarvis tells you as gospel. Look beneath the tip of the iceberg.

    When DeVore turned and ran away when the heat was on – that race was over. I don’t care if Ronald Reagan rose from the dead and endorsed Pauly at Mount Rushmore – Pauly would still lose by 5 percentage points. Money wins elections in 2012. And don’t ever forget it!!! 😉

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  2. Rogue Elephant
    Rogue Elephant 17 April, 2012, 19:14

    That’s why I donate to candidates, but not Tea Party groups.

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  3. Nick Wilson
    Nick Wilson 17 April, 2012, 19:34

    This was no tea party. I have been activley involved with the tea party in Orange County for many years. This was an establishment ploy cooked up by Baugh, Spitzer, and the other machine hacks that were mocking our tea parties just a few years ago.

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  4. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 17 April, 2012, 20:03

    “This was no tea party”

    Nick, with all due respect if Greenhut said it was a Tea Party rally I believe him. You folks gotta start policing your own. It’s been out of hand for a year and a half now. The Tea Party is full of sellouts. I went to a couple rallies when they first started up. It’s a completely different organization today. You people need to clean house. They are destroying your reputations. If they invite Spitzer they might as well invite Gray Davis to speak.

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  5. queeg
    queeg 18 April, 2012, 06:46

    There is a hidden factory dressing cows as chickens and wolves as sheep run by MODERATES!!!

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  6. Rogue Elephant
    Rogue Elephant 18 April, 2012, 10:14

    Cats and dogs living together … mass hysteria!

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  7. John Webb
    John Webb 18 April, 2012, 15:11

    I would invite anyone who thinks the Orange County Tea Party Groups are moderates to attend a meeting. SOC 912 meets this Friday evening. The NOC Conservative group meets in Anaheim. You want to see some action, visit a Surf City Tea Party meeting. There are more, these people are working hard to defeat Barack Obama and elect Conservatives to office. This is not a year to stand on the side lines and throw rocks, this is a year to get involved. However, you must be careful of “Tea Party” groups that suddenly come out of left field. Check their website and call a few members to get an idea if the group is new or if it has been working hard since the last election.

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  8. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 18 April, 2012, 15:47

    Mr. Webb: Working in California to defeat Obama is irrelevant in 2012 because he’ll win here no matter what. What Tea Partiers can do, though, is work to defeat Big Government local types like Spitzer, instead of inviting them to Tea Party rallies.

    — John Seiler

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  9. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 18 April, 2012, 15:57

    Mr. Webb,

    You folks need to clean house and toss the sellouts overboard.

    Every single one of the OC Republican congressmen (some who align themselves with Tea Party values) voted to increase the nation’s debt ceiling. You should be screaming at the top of your lungs to call each and every one of those hypocrites out. I contend that the Tea Party has been purchased by the mainstream Republican Party. Lock, stock and barrel.

    And until I see and hear you folks comdemning such practices I have to assume that you are in on it.

    The fact that Spitzer was invited to speak at one of the TP rallies speaks volumes. Your cause has been hijacked, sir!

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  10. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 19 April, 2012, 10:35

    Disappointed with no response from Mr. Webb.

    And it makes me wonder too. 😉

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  11. queeg
    queeg 19 April, 2012, 14:29

    Moderates clean you out with a smile….righties bark and accomplish little….liberals redistribute your hard earned money and hide behind guarded gates!

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  12. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 19 April, 2012, 16:43

    “….liberals redistribute your hard earned money and hide behind guarded gates!”

    Boy, isn’t that the truth. Boxer and Feinstein (The Two Sisters of Hades) come to mind. They support laws that unleash the wrath of God on the commoners while they hide behind large cinder brick walls with armed gestapo at their beckoned call. If a commoner owns a gun it’s a killing tool that must be outlawed. But if the queens’ gendarmerie pack heat it suddenly becomes a ‘deterrent’ and a valuable tool. But let’s face it. Pulling money out of one man’s pocket and putting it into anothers is dangerous business. I guess if I did that for a living I’d demand backup too.

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