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Name: Christina
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California (under attack) taxpayers paid for Elder's rise

He is going to win the Republican nomination next June because Republicans are radical here. But from reading about Elder's watch party - in my neighborhood of Costa Mesa!!! - his platform is homelessness, crime, housing, education *cough, *cough. That's bunk. And merely a ploy to appeal to the middle.

He surged ahead of better candidates because he already had a radical following. But our tax dollars paid for this unwanted recall that served to obliterate the moderates.

Is this a good or a bad thing? The methods of recall elections in CA has to change. It is too easy , too expensive, and is being exploited.

From the L.A. Times:
"But dominion over a small conservative “resistance” — dominated by a shrinking minority of older, white voters — is not a formula to return Republicans to power in California, said GOP consultant Mike Madrid. “You can say you remained pure in defeat, but that’s just a martyr candidacy,” Madrid said. “It appeals to a core group that is the fastest-shrinking demographic in the state and in the country.”

What I clearly see is a party of exploitation by amoral politicians and media con men. How long have we been a country of amorality? Old words like "scruples" are going extinct along with civility itself. We need a rebirth.
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Wed Sep 15, 2021, 04:34 PM (2 replies)

Sanders Supporters Overly Zealous and Divisive

It will be a hard fall brought on by those who "support" him most. I do wonder if this is how America elects Donald Trump....

Taking apart Al Franken on Facebook is akin to mutiny in my estimation. The lack of respect for traditiinal democrats shows a real intolerance I never imagined was percolating here. And you will lose needed allies. Wasn't this the "no attacks" campaign?

And it goes out to Paul Krugman as well.


I'm sick at heart. I've been blocked by both groups for asking questions. And I really don't want to be here after 12 years of being registered on DU.

So bash away. That is what this place has come to and it is depressing as hell.
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Mon Jan 25, 2016, 09:57 PM (136 replies)
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