May 292015
 

The time honored tradition of termed-out incumbents and other incumbents looking to extend their political lives is upon us!

SD29 – Senate Permanent Minority Leader Bob Huff is Termed out and has picked Ling-Ling Chang, currently in AD55 (in her first term) to replace him. Ling-Ling announced today. Ling-Ling should be a shoo-in and has impressed observers in the capitol suggesting that she will have little trouble raising the resources she needs.

AD55 – the seat vacated by Ling-Ling Chang is going to set off a free-for-all primary.

CA24 – Lois Capps retired, setting up a free-for-all in this dem-leaning seat. Abel Maldonado attempted to beat Capps in 2012 and was trounced. Chris Mitchum won a crowded primary and was ignored by the NRCC, and only lost by about 3 points. This is why Capps retired in 2016 presidential year – higher Dem Turnout makes it more likely that Republican Assemblymember Katcho Achidijian (who is termed out) will have a difficult time winning this seat. Katcho is one of the most liberal Republicans in the Assembly, but is well-liked and is a poster child for “fits the district”.

AD35 – this is the district Katcho is termed out of. True to form, as with the insane Presidential Free-for-all, Republicans disregard the clear the field strategy… including in a marginal district like AD35.

AD68 – Don Wagner is Termed Out. It looks like a mad-rush there as well. My intel shows me that the crazed Deborah Pauly, Tax Raising Stephen Choi, Hide and Seek Harry Sidhu and Conservative Activist Scott Voigts are the contestants there.

AD76 – Moderate Republican Incumbent Rocky Chavez is vetting a run for US Senate. Given that he is struggling to gain traction, he may stay put. I think Chavez would be a good fit for a statewide run, while at the same time I’d prefer a more conservative Republican in a Safe R seat like AD76. (see also fit the district)

May 082012
 

It is all fun and games with the Orly Moe and Curly thing, but sometimes the stupidity stoops to a whole new level.

The group I am a state officer in, the California Republican Assembly, endorsed Richard (Al) Ramirez for US Senate. I have to admit that I am now embarrassed by this… the latest email from Richard (Al) Ramirez was so blatently over the top that anyone supporting this idiot (yes I said that word) should go straight to rehab.

Richard (Al) Ramirez says he is going to “Win with grassroots” because he either can’t or won’t raise money.

So, let’s have a look at how Richard (Al) Ramirez has set about getting more grassroots support:

Richard Ramirez calls out Emken for… is the latest email from Richard (Al) Ramirez.

In this email he makes assertions that Elizabeth Emken skipped out on a doctor’s conference to hang out and party with a bunch of College Republicans instead. He also states that, “Emken was apparently too busy plying college aged voters with alcohol at the College Republican convention…”.

Really? It will be interesting to see if Emken’s report has a dime on it for drinks at the CR convention. (Hint: it won’t)

“she obviously didn’t think twice about sending the wrong message by trading alcohol fueled perks for political favoritism with college kids.” Generally, the CRA expects ethics and integrity from the candidates they endorse. Richard (Al) Ramirez has just had his coming out party as an unqualified idiot with a king-sized ego. People with normal egos recognize when they are attacking multiple people with one statement. (Orly, Moe and Curly – for example)

Richard (Al) Ramirez, the “grassroots” candidate just effectively called the CR’s a bunch of dumb frat boys. That qualifies him as a political idiot, because those “frat boys” would have been a great volunteer force for his pathetic campaign.

Now the real pathetic agenda for Richard (Al) Ramirez’ angry email comes out: No other Republican U.S. Senate candidate was invited or allowed to attend the College Republicans convention, which was blocked out in return for Emken hosting the happy hour event.”

Richard (Al) Ramirez sees himself as the savior of the GOP, but the GOP endorsed Emken and the CR’s were under no obligation to recognize anyone other than Emken. Ramirez’ ego will never recover – of this, I am certain.

On to that “Doctor’s Forum”… Elizabeth did indeed participate. It was set up for 9am on Sunday May 6th by my favorite Doctor, Arnold Zeiderman.  From where I sit, it appeared to be a set up where they were going to jam Elizabeth Emken for being some sort of Obama acolyte. (If Ramirez wrote an email about it, I am sure he’d say she was an ex-girlfriend of Obama’s)

There were about 45 Doctors at this meeting of the America’s Medical Society. The key exchange is when Richard (Al) Ramirez completely screwed up a softball question.
What would you do about Obamacare?

Ramirez said, ” I would only be one voice and I will need your help”.

Emken climbed his frame reminding the audience that a U.S. Senator has incredible power, including the almost single-handed ability to lock up a bill in committee.

Richard (Al) Ramirez is truly the night stalker of the US Senate Campaign – willing to slash anyone and anything that bruises his fragile ego. His partial-birth abortion of the truth and his Obama-care-esque death panel emails attacking any Republican group that does not kneel to his majesty have me convinced that Richard (Al) Ramirez belongs in another political party whose name I won’t mention on this blog.

Meantime – Emken continues to look like the adult in the room and I as a CRA officer am embarrassed for the CRA.

Richard Ramirez for Senate – Attack a Woman’s Children

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Apr 242012
 

You be the judge…

I normally could care less when people light up candidates on issues – but Richard Ramirez went overboard on twitter. Maybe it is because he was/is angry over being called Richard Ramirez, (His given name is Al) or he has CRP Envy.

Here is a tweet from Richard Ramirez: (elizabeth) Emken doesn’t get it. A Coward who won’t debate issues. Instead, she uses kids to play games and cover her support for #amnesty and #obamcare.

Elizabeth Emken had just spoken about her 19 year old Autistic Child and how she, as a mom, went to D.C. because of a system that at the time had little or nothing to do with Autism. Emken had to register as a lobbyist just to speak to people about her issues – even before she went to work for Autism Speaks a non-profit solely dedicated to helping children with autism .

Ramirez sent his tweet just following her speech.

Two lies and a dirtbag non-sequitir in one tweet.

Richard Ramirez is probably more impressed with himself than many candidates I have seen in a while. My time in politics has forced me to have to deal with some of the most bombastic egos that people ever get forced to deal with – so I don’t say that lightly about Ramirez.

In the other tweet attached here – he talks about being the only person to take a stand on immigration. If you have the misfortune to waste part of your life clicking the link – it takes you to a nice bloveation about immigration from Ramirez. The best speech from Ramirez on immigration is when he says in Spanish that he thinks Mexicans come to America to get on welfare.

Richard (Al) Ramirez, the Mexican savior of the GOP.

Easy kill for madam #facepalm.

Apr 222012
 

Marginal US Senate Candidate Richard Ramirez whose campaign literature indicated that he is a self-admitted “longshot candidate” got endorsed by the California Republican Assembly.

I am not going to focus on Greg Conlon or John Borat(sp) who got no votes, nor will I focus on Orly and Nachum Shifren, both of whom who had boutique followings.

Conlon is a liberal. Borat is an idiot. Orly is Orly – You should have seen her campaign literature, it was amazing to say the least (in a really, really bizarre manner similar to what you’d see in a psychological manual).

Nachum Shifren is running, in my opinion, because he enjoys the attention of being a candidate. I like Nachum, but a US Senate Race in California is not the place for him.

Elizabeth Emken (who I support) finished in third. Her speech to CRA had the most content in it by far. However, Emken had received the CRP endorsement in the star chamber which basically sealed her doom in the CRA.

Emken met with several people during the day on Saturday – but she was the main target, especially of Richard Ramirez.

Dan Hughes was the biggest loser in my opinion. I actually feel sorry for him. Hughes has four people stealing his money from him under the guise of this campaign. They should all be sued for malpractice. Buttner, Franklin, Spillaine and there’s that name again, Dave Gilliard.

I said stealing – what has Dan Hughes gotten for the damn near $140K? He couldn’t get the time of day from the CRP or the CRA, no one other than Chuck DeVore is supporting him and he has gotten a bunch of email out that are copied from others or full of grammatical errors and typos!

Since I have lived with and am living with Dave Gilliard’s “ethics” – I get why he’d be taking a candidate’s money basically for nothing.

Dan – please do not put that $150k into the campaign. It will only go in to the pocket of the people who haven’t done a damn thing for you! Your Chuck DeVore endorsement couldn’t even get 25% of the delegates in CRA!!!

Richard (Al) Ramirez spent the entire weekend at the CRA Convention. He ripped in to Elizabeth Emken hard all weekend – which played well to an audience of people looking to crown Elizabeth Emken the “boogie-man”.

And it worked. But, not on this blogger – I did not vote for Richard (Al) Ramirez once.

Ramirez doesn’t have a pot to piss in and he will get 2% of the vote – the CRA will get nothing out of this endorsement other than sticking it in the Eye of the CRP.

Richard Ramirez for U.S. Senate – the CRA just slashed the CRP.

(((YIPEE)))

#facepalm

 

Dan Hughes – After Channeling Herman Cain is Now Taking Bong Hits for Ron Paul

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Apr 192012
 

I really thought the only post about a #CASEN candidate replete with references to abusing dope would be the one I did railing on Richard Ramirez over his patently absurd and fake poll.

Whoops. Dan Hughes has gone from sending Campaign emails dummied up to look like they were coming from Herman Cain to channeling Ron Paul.

Since 4/20 will be here shortly – it is time for a ceremonial Ron Paul Bong Hit. Or, maybe Dan Hughes had a Bong Hit before writing the email.

Why didn’t the sender’s name say “Ron Paul”?

Secondly, take a look at the aforementioned email

It will require narcotic pain relievers to read. (May I suggest something like Norco or Vicodin – there are generics on the market for those now that will allow you to get higher than a kite on the cheap… and Ron Paul would make it possible for you were he elected)

Grammatical Error number one: This was the beginning of what at the time was predicted to be a collusive and monopolistic hold strangle hold on the American economy.

Political Error number one:  When elected to the Senate, I will not only co-sponsor this important legislation, but I will fight alongside Rep. Ron Paul and Senator Rand Paul to see this bill become a law. News flash to Mr. Hughes – Ron Paul is retiring. Whoops – but that detail won’t matter as competency and about $20 million are in the way of Dan Hughes getting elected to the US Senate.

Grammatical Error number two: As banking magnate Anslem Rothschild “Give me the power to control the currency and I don’t care who makes the laws”. Do you see what’s missing in this sentence fragment?

Okdokie – Mr. Hughes has not come up with a single Bold, New Idea for California Yet. He is using the Catholic Bishops, Herman Cain and now Ron Paul. If he starts talking about the birth certificate – that may well make me drop a sheet of acid just to kill the pain.

Now add in the fact that Mr. Hughes can’t even cut and paste correctly, or, worse if he actually did write this bold new email then the content of it is riddled with several basic errors. These should scare anyone about what would happen if Queen Facepalm drew Danny as her opponent.

The #amateurnight has to stop. Please. (My liver and kidneys won’t survive the 2012 cycle without voter intervention)