Winner Emken launches pointless campaign

June 6, 2012

By John Seiler

When I fired up the Drudge Report this morning, the first ad on the top was for Elizabeth Emken. The screen capture is at right. Her campaign obviously had this ready to go after her anticipated victory. They’re targeting computers in California. And Drudge’s viewers tend to skew Republican, especially in Orange County, where I live.

But her campaign is pointless. As Dave Roberts reported on, her campaign is just a full-employment act for Republican consultants. She’s now running into the Feinstein buzz saw.

When I clicked on the Emken ad, I got this (there was a tracking code at the end of the URL which I cut out of the embeded link to the left):


“Dianne Feinstein’s days in Washington are numbered”? Not really.

“Feinstein is about to learn that it’s difficult to run on your record when that record consists of voting for higher taxes, stricter regulations and wasteful spending every time.” Except in California.

“So after two decades in the U.S. Senate, the sweetheart of the far left is facing the political fight of her life.” But DiFi is perceived as a moderate, even by Republicans targeted by this ad.

Indeed, last December Feinstein voted for the tyrannical National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the U.S. government to seize anybody, anywhere, including U.S. citizens right here in once-free America, and put them in secret detention indefinitely. But it also was passed by the “conservative” U.S. House of Representatives, which is run by Republicans. That’s the real definition of a “moderate”: someone who favors both right- and left-wing repression. America in 2012 is a lot like Deutschland c. 1933.

In yesterday’s vote, DiFi got 49.3 percent, Emken one-fourth that, 12.5 percent percent.

It’s true that Gov. Walker beat the recall in Wisconsin. Proposition 29, the $735 million cigarette tax, lost in California. And President Obama gets weaker as the economy falters.

But this is California. In 2010, Meg Whitman spent $180 million and got just 41 percent, although a lot of her poor showing was a reaction to the disastrous governorship of GOP darling Arnold Schwarzenegger. And in the Senate race that year, sitting Sen. Barbara Boxer almost as easily trounced Carly Fiornia, 52 percent to 42 percent. Yet Boxer commonly is considered one of the most liberal politicians in this or any other states. Although, like Feinstein, Boxer supported the NDAA repression.

Another problem for Emken is that she looks too nice to be in politics. Politics is a nasty business. The NDAA, for example, means “disappearing” people, including innocent American citizens, in detention camps — forever. Even at a minimum, it means forcibly taking people’s hard-earned property through taxation. It’s more aptly conducted by mean people, like this one:





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  1. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 09:49

    You’ve figured out they game, eh JS???

    This stumblebum republican throw-away is a clone of Carly Fiorna who ran against Boxer. We know how that turned out, eh?? I suspect that back room deals are made for these high level offices. The pubs get together with Crimestein’s people and say “We’ll agree to put a lightweight up against Crimestein if you do THIS for us”. So these races are pretty much decided long in advance based on back-room deals between the the two parties in the one-party system. Why do you think nobody of any substance ever gets selected for these high level republican races? Emken is happy because she gets her mug on TV and in the newspaper as a career builder. But she knows that she doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell. She’s just going through the motions because that’s what her trainers and owners tell her to do. Just like with Fiorna. Same difference.

    I would have loved to see Orly Taitz win. Now that is one woman who does not BS. It would have been entertaining as hell to see her scrap with Crimestein during the debates. It would be like watching Art Linkletter’s old show “Kids say the darndest things”. heh. I voted for Orly. It’s a shame that she didn’t win. It would have been one bright and entertaining aspect of the elections. This Emken woman won’t say anything unless it’s approved by her owners first.

    And I wonder who’s Emken’s plastic surgeon. By the looks of that photo it looks like if you bounced a nickle off her face it would fly into orbit!!! 😀

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  2. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 6 June, 2012, 09:59

    She’s more pleasant to look at the Carly was, so she’ll likely get the MILF vote from guys like Donkey, Beel, et al, just like Palin does.

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  3. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 10:00

    P.S. – the lips look manufactured too.

    Typical pol! heh. 😀

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  4. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 10:04

    “She’s more pleasant to look at the Carly was, so she’ll likely get the MILF vote from guys like Donkey, Beel, et al, just like Palin does”

    Sorry, I’m not into plastic women with the trans-gender look. That seems to be more up your alleyway. 😀

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  5. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 6 June, 2012, 10:14

    B’bub, your on fire today. And Mr. Seiler, I’m beginning to wonder if some of my acrid cynicism is rubbing off on you. The lifetime sinecures of Feinswine and Boxbrain are exhibit one in my closing argument for why Kalifornia is a lost cause.

    Despite yesterdays momentous events the left wing, union lackey, eco-elitist compassion Nazis still run this Idiots Republic and play the dopey voters like a worn out kazoo. One can only hope for a miracle headline like “Massive Quake Sinks California” or “Alien Invasion Vaporizes Los Angeles, San Francisco And Sacramento, Rest Of State Applauds” or “California Legislature Kidnapped by Terrorists, No Money For Ransom”.

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  6. Paul L.
    Paul L. 6 June, 2012, 10:14

    “…her campaign is just a full-employment act for Republican consultants.”

    That’s pretty much all that’s left of Republican politics in California anyway. The consultants are concerned that their paychecks get signed and that they don’t do anything that might get them snubbed at cocktail parties by their liberal buddies. Thus we get brain dead boilerplate like “Feinstein’s as liberal as Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi” instead of raising any issues that might actually resonate with the public. The best reform the California GOP could make would be to purge its ranks of political consultants.

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  7. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 6 June, 2012, 10:20

    I see SkippyDog has poked his pointy head out from under his slimy rock. Whats the matter Skippy, run out of homeless men to beat to death in a hyperglycemic rage?

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  8. Bob
    Bob 6 June, 2012, 10:23

    We will probably have to look at the hideous grills of Johnny McStain and Dianne [email protected] for another 3 decades.

    They will be in the Imperial Senate for at least another 30 years.

    They’ve got the positions for life if they want, and it seems they will live for ever.

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  9. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 10:38

    Doe DIFI have to show up for this election? Lets have that modern thingee…long distance election on Faceenook!!!!!

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  10. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 10:41

    When Crapstein and McStain are 110 and 112 the senate will have to hold up their proceedings to let the two of them go empty their colostomy bags.

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  11. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 11:13

    Dysp….on your rarely positive day no need to beat up on the kids, firefighters, cops and hard working public servants…just because we don’t smoke wild boar and have Doomsday shelters is not reason to disrepect us….

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  12. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 11:18

    “…just because we don’t smoke wild boar and have Doomsday shelters is not reason to disrepect us….”

    You make snide, off the cuff and disrespectful comments all the time. Why not lead my example, Mr. Pot??? 🙂

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  13. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 11:30

    Your example?

    Teddy, Skippy and I make the world a better place with soothing, subliminal suggestions to supress the tendencies of cavemen making unkind blog posts.

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  14. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 12:00

    “subliminal suggestions” = snide and off the cuff insults and demeaning vitriol.

    You don’t fool me.

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  15. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 6 June, 2012, 12:51

    Queegy, I still think you need to get back on the meds. Your soporific solipsisms are pathetic.

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  16. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 6 June, 2012, 13:07

    Queegy=Teddy Steals 🙂

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  17. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 6 June, 2012, 13:09

    At 47 she is not going to be elected, too young for a CA senator

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  18. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 6 June, 2012, 13:13

    Queegy, when I first stumbled upon this website Ted Steele, Janitor was administering a snide and nasty drubbing to Rex The Wonder Dog. Rex seemed like a decent chap so naturally I came to his defense like any right minded person would. When you and Teddy and Skippy have something of substance to say rather than your usual asinine aphorisms and puerile put-downs then I will be more than willing to beat my sword into a plowshare. Until then, game on.

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  19. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 15:25

    Dys, they remind me of two little snotty nosed girls back in my 3rd grade class. They would chase us around all day and call us names. Then one day I fired back at them with a couple choice names and they ran to the principle’s office and reported me. I ended up spending 3 days cleaning scuff marks off the hallway floor with a steel pad. I never forgot that. That’s who Teddy and Queeq remind me of. Those two 8 year old girls.

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  20. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 6 June, 2012, 16:26

    Dyspeptic reveals how truly misguided he is with his most recent comment.

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  21. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 6 June, 2012, 17:50

    Skippy, if I had any feelings you would have hurt them, but since I don’t, please skip on down to your local tavern and practice your 12 ounce curls to the tune of Deutschland Uber Alles.

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  22. ironbob
    ironbob 6 June, 2012, 17:57

    LOL, the left remind me of the kid diggin through horse apples looking for a pony. Just keep voting Democrat whatever you do because the rest of the country needs a sterling example of an epically failed state. These idiots couldn’t even legalize pot and make money off it.

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  23. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 18:11

    Dys is forgiven….he thrashes us. The learned good guys…but we have genuine capacity to forgive and move on..we are lovers not fighters!

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  24. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 6 June, 2012, 21:21

    It’s true, queeg, Dys knows not what he does and should be much more the object of pity than disdain.

    It’s only Wednesday night, Dys, so I don’t think I’ll be out for a nice lager or porter this evening. I may meet some of my retired public service friends tomorrow evening to enjoy camaraderie and friendship over a nice Coors Light or two, swap some jokes, and play the jukebox. My preference in music runs more toward early R&R and doo-wap, rather than Munich beer hall dirges.

    ironbob is another one of those guys who keeps thinking Reagan will return and make him feel good about himself again. Apparently he doesn’t know it was Reagan and his Republican cronies who killed and ate the pony 30 years ago.

    Let’s not tell him….

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  25. RT
    RT 7 June, 2012, 07:52

    Here are some of the realities of California’s “give me” culture that Feinstein stands for:

    Strengthen the anti-business structure of California.

    Reward those who do not work by allowing them to remain on TANF (Welfare).

    Raise taxes on those who create jobs so that they will have less money to spend, thus hire less people.

    California is tax addicted, and its “give me” people are addicted to Government Services, Feinstein will give the “give me” people even more. The “give me” people of California will not hear the calls for them to take responsibility and get themselves right. Like all addicts, they do not see they have a problem. California’s tax addiction has been ignored for too long. Now California is about to OD and the government is crying out for a new source of taxes for its addiction. However, the fact is that no matter how much of our taxes are coming in to the government, it will never be enough. They are addicted! I will miss California. Too bad that no one was willing to force it into rehab. Moreover, as California goes so goes the nation.

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  26. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 7 June, 2012, 09:07

    How does a United States Senator impact state level legislative and policy decisions, RT? You do understand that Feinstein is in federal, not state, office don’t you?

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  27. Fred Mangels
    Fred Mangels 8 June, 2012, 06:14

    What do you expect her to do, John? Make an announcement that there’s no way she can beat Feinstein so she’s withdrawing from the race? She’s trying to rally the troops for an uphill struggle.

    You are correct that this is California so the bad guys (and gals) usually win, but don’t fault her for trying.

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  28. Dave Roberts
    Dave Roberts 8 June, 2012, 15:16

    I don’t fault Emken for trying. But I do fault the state Republican Party for nominating such a weak candidate.

    Emken finished fourth out of four in a Republican Primary two years ago to challenge for Jerry McNerney’s congressional seat. Emken didn’t even win her own county in this four-county district. She fared so poorly despite spending $450,000, nearly half of it her own money.

    Part of the problem is that Emken is not a natural pol. She has a stiff personality and too often a deer-in-the-headlights look. She will be creamed by DiFi in the debate.

    Is this the best the state GOP could come up with? If so, they should disband the party. If not, they need to do a better endorsement process next time. One suggestion is a televised and/or webcast debate with all of the Republican candidates, followed by an online poll.

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  29. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 8 June, 2012, 19:10

    She won the Republican primary, Dave. That means she apparently embodies exactly what the Californian Republican Party looks for in candidates for high office.

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  30. Nicholas Fitzgerald
    Nicholas Fitzgerald 9 June, 2012, 22:50

    Between this article, and the ensuing comments I have just one question: Do any of you have anything intelligent to say? If all you can do is bitch about her looks then you really don’t have anything, do you? I suppose you think Feinstein and Boxer or gorgeous? You sound like a bunch of prepubescent dimwits. If only people who were alive, and actually authorized to vote, had been the only ones voting in 2010, Jerry and Barb might have still won, but just barely, and probably not at all. You’re going to learn something this year, and especially come 2014: Karma can be a real bitch!

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  31. Mark
    Mark 18 June, 2012, 01:12

    She seems like the best-vetted candidate out of all the long shots that threw their hat in the ring. If you think the California GOP made the wrong endorsement, then who do you think they should have endorsed?

    Not that it matters much. Out of all career politicians, Feinstein is probably one of the hardest to unseat in this whole country. Even her fellow Democrats are afraid to go up against her. That’s why no one with serious clout or political reputation went into this race.

    But let’s be optimistic. For all we know, Emken could be the David that slays Goliath.

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