Feb 102010

Below I have posted the text of a letter being sent to every Republican member of the state legislature by the California Republican Assembly regarding the impending confirmation vote on Abel Maldonado to be the next Lt. Governor.

Rumors swirling in the capitol basically state that if Maldonado is confirmed, it means that Democrat polling numbers show Blakeslee losing to his Democrat opponent. If the Democrats suddenly resist confirming Maldnoado – then it means their polling numbers show Blakeslee winning – it is that simple, pure political calculus. We shall see if this actually plays out.

The CRA, however is opposed to Abel Maldonado for anything at anytime as he has demonstrated a self-serving ability to throw the state under the bus to favor himself.

February 9, 2010
Re:    Opposition to the Confirmation of Senator Maldonado
Dear Assemblyman/Senator So-and-so:

The California Republican Assembly is strongly OPPOSED to the confirmation of Senator Abel Maldonado for the position of Lieutenant Governor of California.  On behalf of the California Republican Assembly, the California Republican Party, and all the citizens of California, we urge you to reject this appointee and all that he stands for.  It would be far better to allow the office to remain vacant than to fill it with a person like Abel Maldonado.

Senator Maldonado’s failures as a legislator and politician are too numerous to mention, but CRA members are particularly upset that he joined with the Democrats and became the key vote to pass the largest tax increase in the history of our state, in the middle of the worst recession in a generation.  He has contributed to unemployment in California by fighting to increase the state’s minimum wage.  He has supported budgets that increased welfare benefits to unsustainable levels.  He has supported irresponsible borrowing that is now threatening to make our state insolvent.  He has gone to great lengths to attack the Republican Party and he famously authored Proposition 14 (the “Top Two” primary that we call the “Closed General Election,” because it would leave most voters with two candidates from the same party as their only choice in general elections).

Senator Maldonado has had such a poor voting record from a Republican perspective that he scored only 22% on the most recent California Republican Assembly Legislative Scorecard.

This year, the leaders of the California Republican Assembly have determined that the confirmation votes for and against Senator Maldonado will be a major factor on the 2010 Scorecard.  We believe that Republican voters have a right to know where their representatives stand on an issue of this magnitude.

Please join with us in opposing the confirmation of Senator Maldonado.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the California Republican Assembly,

Tom Hudson
Scorecard Committee Chairman
California Republican Assembly

It will be interesting to see what happens – will the hard left join with the Mainstream Republicans in opposing Maldonado’s confirmation? If you listened to Gilbert Cedillo on the Senate Rules Committee – he said he voted for Abel out of Comity…

Abel is not an Assemblymember, so it is a different world over there.

No Honor Amongst Theives – Dems Gird to Lynch Abel Maldonado in the Assembly

 2010 Lt. Governor Race, Abel Maldonado, Pedro Nava  Comments Off on No Honor Amongst Theives – Dems Gird to Lynch Abel Maldonado in the Assembly
Feb 072010

I guess a 22% score for Maldo is too high? Or is this a case of there being no honor amongst thieves?

You’d think with Maldo providing pivotal votes to ban .50cal weapons, funding welfare programs, open borders and of course voting for massive tax increases – (including the largest tax increase in state history) that he’d get a little love?

I guess not – in a press release, leading with the Latino left of the Democrat Party – Pedro Nava (a disciple of Hugo Chavez) announced a press conference about how he and his bandoleros are going to lead the charge against Maldo.

Now to those that think working with liberals and compromising with them is the way to go – take a look at just how far it got Maldo. It seems the left knows that he is unprincipled and untrustworthy.

Where: Willie Brown Conference Room, State Capitol, Room 317
Who:  Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) Chair, Assembly Banking & Finance Committee
Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Norwalk) member, Assembly Rules Committee
Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) Chair, Assembly Insurance Committee
Other Members to Attend

Assemblymember Nava said, “Much has been made of Senator Maldonado’s congenial personality, his friendly demeanor, and his one vote to increase the minimum wage, but we believe that he has been, and is out of step on issues of great significance to most Californians. He has voted against farmworkers, health care, civil rights, worker protections, women, consumers, seniors, and the environment. With a record like that we feel that he should not be confirmed by the Assembly.”

Senator Maldonado was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger late last year to fill a vacancy created by the election of former Lieutenant Governor, John Garamendi, to Congress.  Mr. Maldonado must be confirmed by both houses of the Legislature in order to finish out the remaining months of the former Lieutenant Governor’s term.

Looks like the SF Chron is tracking this, too – they are putting Maldo’s chances as less than average as well.

… and Just Who Supports Abel Maldonado Anyway? THE CRP!?

 Abel Maldonado, California Republican Party, Ron Nehring  Comments Off on … and Just Who Supports Abel Maldonado Anyway? THE CRP!?
Feb 022010

I don’t know what to make of this vacuous statement from California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring:

SACRAMENTO – California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring today issued the following statement:

“The California constitution calls for the Governor to appoint the post of Lt. Governor should it become vacant.

“I urge the Legislature to put aside politics and fulfill their constitutional duty to confirm Governor Schwarzenegger’s nominee to the Lt. Governor vacancy.

“The legislature should move immediately on the confirmation of Abel Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor.”

Maybe the folks in the Legislature know Abel’s Character and don’t want to confirm him? I didn’t think confirmation was automatic?

But, more importantly, why would Nehring issue a statement urging the confirmation of someone who has routinely sold out the GOP to serve himself? Why would the Chairman of the California Republican Party advocate for a Republican more liberal than Arlen Specter was?

Things that make you go hmmm…

… and Just Who Supports Abel Maldonado, Anyway?

 2010 Lt. Governor Race, Abel Maldonado, Operation RINO, Sam Aanestad  Comments Off on … and Just Who Supports Abel Maldonado, Anyway?
Feb 022010

As expected, Abel Maldonado’s All-Star team is starting to form. Senator En-Abel (as in enable State Government to expand), soon to be Lt. Gov EnAbel – because his colleagues want to get rid of him – received a late contribution from a rock-solid Democrat Major Donor…

Michael E. Fox, Sr – just gave EnAbel for Lt Governor $6,500.

Senator EnAbel’s name is now enshrined with:

Joe Smitan
John Garamendi
Abel Maldonado
Jim Beall
Elaine Alquist

All are liberals, only EnAbel forgot to register Democrat like the rest of them…

For a more complete list of Mr. Fox’ loyal service to the Democrat Party – click here. It seems the donors know who the Democrat in the race is!

www.rightondaily.com – exposing fraud in the Republican Party. (Even though Abel Maldonado makes it easy)

Why Abel Maldonado Will Get Confirmed / Yolo County GOP Endorses Wally Herger+Jim Nielsen and Gets Cold Feet?

 2010 Lt. Governor Race, Abel Maldonado, Jim Nielsen, Wally Herger  Comments Off on Why Abel Maldonado Will Get Confirmed / Yolo County GOP Endorses Wally Herger+Jim Nielsen and Gets Cold Feet?
Jan 182010

Stop the presses – the Yolo County Republican Party decided to endorse Incumbents Wally Herger and Jim Nielsen for Re-Election.

Problem. Charlie Schaupp is running against Nielsen and Colonel Pete Stiglich is running against Wally Herger.

The Irony is that Mark Pruner is the Chairman of the Yolo GOP and is one of the loudest critics of the Placer County Republican Party Endorsement Process.

(To be honest – I had to look at his website to even know what Wally Herger looks like, but I digress. – I am sure those on the Yolo Cent Com feel the same way…)

This blogger received a copy of an email from Mr. Pruner indicating the same sections of the CRP By-Laws with the same vacuous wording as the reason why the Yolo Cent Com needs to reconsider…

Reconsider? Abel Maldonado is in between a rock and a hard place.

First off – his campaign Chairman (Patrick Dorinson – a lifelong Democrat until he latched on to Arnold) attacked the Placer County Republican Central Committee… begging us to endorse Senator Sam, but now Abel has to get confirmed to be Arnold’s (um.) Lt. Gov.

With Sam Blakeslee resigning his post as assembly leader – to run for Maldo’s Senate Seat (that he’d have to vacate if confirmed) – it looks as if the fix is in.

Look at it this way: The Dems don’t trust him – so they will confirm him and then roast him in his attempt to get re-elected.

The Dems also feel that they have a better shot to re-claim the Senate Seat Maldo occupies (it is majority Dem) with him out of the way.

I predict that only Blakeslee, Anthony Adams and a few others on the Rep side vote to confirm… so we’ll be able to safely say that he is the choice of the dems.

Maldo. He could have kept his Senate Seat – now he’ll end up with nothing… and the Dems will be happy and so will the Republicans.