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And Then There Were None

By Debra J. Saunders at Townhall.com

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Campbell announced Thursday that he is dropping out of the California GOP gubernatorial primary and instead will run against Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Last year, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom bowed out of the Democratic gubernatorial primary, leaving former governor and current Attorney General Jerry Brown as the only Democrat in the race — and he has yet to announce that he is running.

Come to think of it, former Lt. Gov. John Garamendi also dropped out of the Democratic gubernatorial primary to run for (and win) Rep. Ellen Tauscher’s vacated seat. The governor’s race is starting to look like an Agatha Christie story, where all the characters get bumped off one by one. Call it: “And Then There Were None.”

Campbell knows that some supporters are disappointed that he won’t remain in the governor’s race. Some had this fantasy that he would best the two moneybags in the race, much as Gray Davis beat Democrat richies Al Checchi and Jane Harman in 1998.

Sorry, Campbell explained, he was “not within hailing distance” of winning because he raised only about $1 million last year. By contrast, the two gazillionaires each tossed $19 million into their campaign coffers as if it were tip money.

As Democratic political guru Darry Sragow noted, people forget “in the telling of the story, Gray did have enough money to make his presence felt.” Campbell wasn’t in Davis’ fundraising league.

There is also a nostalgia element to the switch. In 1992, Campbell lost the GOP primary to Bruce Herschensohn, who then lost the general election to Boxer. According to conventional lore, if the more moderate Campbell had won the primary, Boxer never would have won her Senate seat.

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January 17, 2010 Posted by | Election 2010 | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Campaign Against Blanche Lincoln

by John Allison III

The past year has shown us what happens when left-wing zealots in the Democrat party completely control the Legislative and Executive branches of our government.   We’ve seen government seize ownership of private industry, the Obama administration redistribute assets to its allies, Congress and the President pass and sign spending bills that do nothing to stimulate the economy but saddle our children and grandchildren with monumental amounts of debt, our Commander-in-Chief demoralize our troops and embolden those of our enemies by his apologies and pandering to our enemies, and our own representatives in Congress ignore and impugn us when we dare stand up to demand they honor the oath they swore to protect and defend the Constitution of these United States.

The Campaign Against Blanche Lincoln is excited to welcome Arkansas patriot John Allison to our team. John is a school teacher in Vilonia and active in both the Arkansas tea party movement and the republican party. John has volunteered his already limited time to work with this campaign. Thank you, John!!!–The Campaign Against Blanche Lincoln

I have been deeply moved by the groundswell of grassroots activists who’ve stepped up and stepped out to stand against the Socialization of our economy and the enslavement of future generations by the “unprecedented” debt our non-representing representatives use to finance their failed and unworkable restructuring of our society.  Never before have I seen such an outpouring of pride and passion emanate from conservatives in our country.  I’m extremely thankful for the new friends and colleagues I’ve met through the rallies, meetings, and other events across the state of Arkansas.

I’ve joined so many conservative organizations and networks in the last year I can’t even keep track of them all.  But today I joined one more, and I would like to invite all my patriotic friends to join it as well.  The Campaign Against Blanche Lincoln is sponsored by the Western Representation Political Action Committee (WRPAC) and is not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.  WRPAC is also currently sponsoring campaigns against Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Dodd, and Kay Hagan.

WRPAC has set the following January goals for numbers of supporters of each of its campaigns;

The Campaign Against Harry Reid 12,000
The Campaign Against Nancy Pelosi 12,000
The Campaign Against Barney Frank 9,000
The Campaign Against Barbara Boxer 5,000
The Campaign Against Blance Lincoln 3,500
The Campaign Against Kay Hagan 3,500
The Campaign Against Chris Dodd 3,500

If you agree with us that it’s time for our representatives to truly represent us, if you agree it’s time to stop the reckless spending that will enslave our future generations, if you agree the federal government needs to balance a budget just like the rest of us do, and if you agree that it’s time for a responsible tax policy in America that encourages productivity, then please join our campaigns and help us reach our goals.

January 3, 2010 Posted by | Election 2010 | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sen Barbara Boxer’s (D-CA) Racism Displayed

You recall recently that Senator Barbara Boxer took issue with the Army general who dared address her as ma’am.  Boxer believed the term didn’t communicate enough respect for her haughty stature as a member of the “ruling elite” in our country. Here’s the video in case you missed it.

Well, it seems the Senator has little respect for anyone she interrogates.  Only this time it’s not her disrespect for the military that comes through, it’s her disrespect for the black race.  In other words, she’s a racist–plain and simple.

Rather than address Harry C. Alford’s, Chairman of the Black Chamber of Commerce, concerns about the Cap & Trade legislation being considered, Senator Boxer speaks veeeerrrrry sloooowwwwly as she introduces the NAACP Resolution on Climate Change and quotes a statement from John Grant, CEO of 100 Black Men in Atlanta, in support of climate change legislation.  Her slow speech insinuates that Alford isn’t intelligent, that he just can’t understand what she’s saying unless she slows down and stresses each and every syllable.  Bringing in unscientific resolutions and claims from “black organizations” seems as if the Senator is saying, “Look boy, you need to stick with your own kind.”

This is racism and I’m glad Alford had the guts to call her on it.

John Allison III
Cabot, AR
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July 18, 2009 Posted by | Democrats, Environment | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments