Kashkari is the GOP establishment’s choice

Kashkari is the GOP establishment’s choice

Kashkari 1bI just got another flyer from Neil Kashkari, the fourth so far. See the images below. It’s similar to the first flyer, which I wrote about earlier.

Flyers from Tim Donnelly: None so far.

I’m not a fan of either. I can’t figure out how Donnelly supported redevelopment, which means using eminent domain to seize the property of homeowners and small businesses, to give it to Big Box stores.

But this comes down to the old liberal Establishment vs. conservative grassroots fight in the GOP:

  • It’s Ed Zschau vs. Bruce Herschensohn in the 1986 GOP primary for U.S. Senate. Zschau was the Establishment Republican who backed gun control. Bruce was the Reagan Republican. Zschau won, but then lost to Democratic incumbent Alan Cranston.
  • It’s the failure of the Establishment GOP to support Tom McClintock in his narrow losses for controller in 1994 and 2002, and for lieutenant governor in 2006.
  • It’s the Establishment preferring Arnold Schwarzenegger to McClintock in the 2003 recall, despite my repeated warnings in the Orange County Register that Arnold, at the first sign of problems, would wimp out and back tax increases — which is what happened.

This time, Donnelly is the grassroots conservative. And Kashkari is the obvious Establishment choice, despite his flyers labeling him a “conservative.” Amusingly, the new flyer says Kashkari is “ENDORSED BY FELLOW CONSERVATIVE LEADERS,” including “Governor Mitt Romney” and “Governor Pete Wilson.”

Romney, of course, created Romneycare in Massachusetts, which was the model for Obamacare.

As to Wilson, I remember the battle he had with conservative Republicans in 1991 over his then-record $7 billion tax increase. Along with the majority Democrats in both houses of the Legislature, he needed a handful of Republicans for the two-thirds vote needed. Ed Mendel recounted what happened:

At one point during the Grass Valley meeting, an angry Wilson warned Assembly Republicans they would become “(bleeping) irrelevant” if they did not vote for the tax increase. Afterward, some conservatives appeared on the Assembly floor sporting lapel buttons emblazoned with two big letters: FI.”

The difference is that now they’re all irrelevant. There’s little chance of the Republican winning anything. In the Top Two primary Tuesday, No. 1 will be Jerry Brown, who will wipe out No. 2 in November.

Kashkari 1b



.Kashkari 2b




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  1. Robert S. Allen
    Robert S. Allen 31 May, 2014, 07:05

    Gettum, Donnelly! And make the issues paramount in November.

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  2. Bud Led Ted S.
    Bud Led Ted S. 31 May, 2014, 08:21

    LOL Republibaggers spin their wheels– film at 11 !!

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  3. Bill Gore
    Bill Gore 31 May, 2014, 08:48

    I can figure out why Donnelly supports redevelopment: MONEY.
    I can figure out why ‘mainline’ republicrat sellout traitors support Dr. Evil Cashcarry: MONEY (and, as a prominent GSax alumnus he’s DEFINITELY in the ‘club’).

    Jeb Bush: unibrow imbecile brother of the war criminal nit wit W….
    Mitt Romney: Baine & Co. globalist pirate, slick hukster Romneycare snake oil salesman, sole core beliefs/values are money and power…

    Pet Wilson and Darrell Issa: I do not believe they actully support this goon, not explicitly nor implicitly..

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    • Bud Led Ted S.
      Bud Led Ted S. 31 May, 2014, 15:08

      Well, that’s easy Bill-o,

      Pete and Issa are grade A morons.

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      • Bill Gore
        Bill Gore 31 May, 2014, 22:25

        Easy Ted, Pete may be a prick, but he’s a native san diegan. That counts for something, right?

        As far as Issa is concerned, well today we learn that he does explicitly support this abomination Cashcarry. Nothing like some Goldman Sax bling to turn your head around.

        And is it me or does Cashcarry look totally gay? I mean, its totally cool if he is but he should just come out…..

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    NTHEOC 31 May, 2014, 10:44

    I thought that was Andre Agassi in the pic.

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  5. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 31 May, 2014, 11:08

    Me too!

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  6. bob
    bob 31 May, 2014, 11:48

    So Kashncarry is the GOP establishment choice? Well, that’s great news for him IF he’s running for governor in Utah.

    Ain’t no way he beats Brownie…even if Brownie’s caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy…to quote Edwin Edwards…Brownie wins in a landslide and it’s a certainty.

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  7. Queeg
    Queeg 31 May, 2014, 20:27

    This guy is a globalist dream…….you doomers shop in slave trade service businesses….you’ll vote for this guy.

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  8. Leotis Ahmad Jones
    Leotis Ahmad Jones 1 June, 2014, 05:37

    Queen, Ahaul, You racist MF…bet you squeal wen gettin nald by a Big bro.

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    • Bud Led Ted S.
      Bud Led Ted S. 1 June, 2014, 08:04

      Leotis– the fake and poorly done African American thug thing is dull little buddy. Please post with more creativity.

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  9. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 1 June, 2014, 09:24

    In my town a rotting strip mall was cleared and a new Costco rose in its place–thanks to Redevelopment. Redevelopment was not only about “seizing” property. There was a negotiation process, and owners received payment for their property. Thousands of jobs were lost in the Inland Empire of CA, due to the abolishment of Redevelopment. Small towns all over CA had been revived with the help of Redevelopment. The former Bunker Hill in Los Angeles, is a thriving business/entertainment area, instead of an extension of skid row, which it would be, if it hadn’t been for Redevelopment. Bring back Redevelopment! You author, should go pitch yourself a tent in the most remote place you can find, where nobody will bother you!

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    • John Seiler
      John Seiler Author 1 June, 2014, 09:46

      Any attack on property rights — which is what redevolpment really is — in the end impoverishes us all. If government can take a “blighted” property and give it to another private owner, such as Costco, then government can take anybody’s property for any reason. Because of redevelopment and the abuse of eminent domain (it’s supposed to be only for government buildings, roads, military bases, etc.), one area might look better; but what’s not seen is the overall diminishing of all property. The major result, in particular, is the massive restrictions on building new homes of any kind, hence the artificially sky-high property values that are driving out the middle class even more than record high taxes.

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  10. Bud Led Ted S.
    Bud Led Ted S. 3 June, 2014, 20:03

    OMG I agree with you on this one 100% John! You may want to rethink your position.

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