Dear Readers: It has been my pleasure to meet a energetic and savvy patriot: Cheryl Perez, coordinator of the Chula Vista Patriots. She had an utterly fascinating report from the frontlines of the battle for California’s 51st Congressional District, which pits insider and uber-liberal Democrat Bob Filner with American hero “Gunny Nick” Popaditch.
This report is directly from Cheryl: “Citizens of CA 51st Congressional District are picketing in front of Congressman Filner’s office every Thursday until Congressman Filner agrees to locally debate his opponent, Nick Popaditch. Debates are an important way to inform the public on the differences of candidate’s opinions and their position on issues that are important to voters. We feel that out of respect for our American democracy, candidates owe it to voters to hold honest and open debates so we can make an informed vote for what we feel is best for the future of our nation.
“Repeated requests for debates to Mr. Filner’s office have been answered by staff with nothing scheduled. Mr. Popaditch has accepted the people’s request and is waiting for Mr. Filner to accept a debate invitation.”
According to Cheryl, someone from Bob Filner’s office has been there to offer some special greetings to the rally members each time they have been there. She continues:
“The first time, this man came out and was saying that all Mexicans support Filner and asked if he could hold a sign saying that. I had replied: Yes, of course. This is America, we have freedom of speech here. At that, he said “Let me tell you about America, you are standing in Mexico right now. All of California belongs to Mexico”.
That started a lot of comments going back and forth, and I just started to tell everyone that we needed to ignore him. He went back into Filner’s office. Unfortunately, no one had a camera with them the first time, but when he emerged from the office to leave, someone had gotten their camera from the car and was able to film his leaving comments to us.
Ken L. and Philip J. (two other citizen activist who were present at the event) both say that what they remember most vividly from the encounter is him yelling at us “we are standing in Mexico”.
Here is the video the second protest:
(Video courtesy of VOTETHEBUMOUT.COM)
“We had about 25 citizens at the first rally, and we had 19 people show up for the second rally, even though it was raining out,” noted Cheryl. “On the Steve Yuhas Show (KOGO AM 600) during a segment on Filner’s failure to accept a debate with Popaditch, Rich from VoteTheBumOut.Com said a chicken would be coming out to picket with us. The video shows the second time the man from inside of Filner’s office voiced his opinion to us.”
The picketing on Thursday in front of Filner’s office is organized by votethebumout.com and supported by Chula Vista Patriots. Here are location and times for the future rallies, for citizens who also wish to demand a debate:
PICKETING AT CONGRESSMAN BOB FILNER’S OFFICE
333 F Street Suite A
Chula Vista, CA 91910
4:00 pm until about 5:30 pm
In the video, you hear the Filner FAN-atic who came from the Congressman’s office (we are still trying to identify him) say: The Mexican Community supports Filner.
I would like to note that it is good for Filner that the Mexican community supports him. The American community — not so much. Cheryl said she had not come across anyone who was an enthusiastic supporter (she has been canvassing the precinct extensively); in fact, many held Filner in contempt for his Beltway elitist attitudes and political arrogance. Furthermore, he said that Blue Dog Democrats (i.e., the fiscally conservative, limited-government desiring kind often found among non-elite party members) have no place in the Democratic Party. FILNER ACTUALLY SAID HE WANTED BLUE DOG DEMOCRATS TO GO AWAY!!. This Blue Dog Democrat wants Filner and his “California Belongs to Mexico” supporters to go away: I hope the good people of CA’s 51st district makes it happen.
I have been questing for poll information on CA’s 51st district for this cycle. I have come up dry, so if anyone has data, please let me know in the comments section. Cheryl indicates that Filner is getting worried. A quick review of the history of CA-51 is also cause for hope: It is a district that has gone red on occasion.
One last point: Cheryl and I recognize we citizen activists have to be engaged against vote fraud. We were brainstorming a bit, and there are plans to organize citizens to do poll watching. However, I wanted to supplement the information, so here is a list of useful links:
Alternatively, DONATE TO NICK POPADITCH, and help increase the chance of his electoral success. He joins Steve Bielat (running against Barney Frank) as candidates who are getting MUT Money this campaign season.
Even More….FLAMING HOT ITEMS FOR CALIFORNIA:
PROP 19 – NO (creates another state bureaucracy to implement)
PROP 20 – YES (Citizen-based redistricting)
- PROP 21 – NO (Park fees punish citizens for not agreeing to tax increases state union employee’s golden benefits and pension plans)
- PROP 22 – NO (poorly written and limits how local governments can spend their own monies)
- PROP 23 – HELL YES: Suspends the CA Version of Cap&Trade, which will harm California’s economy if fully implemented.
- PROP 24 – NO – (We can’t repeal Corporate Tax breaks if we want employers to remain in the state. We are already 51st in business climate health.)
- PROP 25 – HELL NO — Hidden language will mean a simple majority in the legislature will be allowed to increase taxes, instead of 2/3rd as it is now. Rather like letting the crew of Twilight run the Blood Bank.
- PROP 26: HELL YES — Would require a SUPERMAJORITY (i.e., 2/3rds of the legislature) to impose the pseduo-taxes that plague Calfornians (i.e. fees, levies, etc.).
- PROP 27: NO — Eliminates citizen redistricting commission.
San Diego Business Owner Bryan Bloom discussed the merits of PROPOSITION 23 on KUSI:
There is A LOT OF BUZZ ABOUT KAREN ENGLAND FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. Here are England’s words on why she is running:
If Republicans and conservatives wish to be represented in this important office, we must look beyond the names preprinted on our ballots. This is why am running as a write-in candidate for the office of California Lieutenant Governor.
Admittedly my sudden candidacy raises many questions. As a long time Republican I am open to criticism in running against the Republican nominee. Won’t my candidacy hurt the chances for the Republican nominee? Should we not just go for the win and support whoever has an R behind their name?
First, as I noted before, I believe that Abel Maldonado has made himself unelectable. My candidacy may be the only chance for a Republican to win this seat.
But more than that, Republicans have been tempted too many times to “go for the win”. If Abel Maldonado was running for reelection as governor, I might be persuaded that I should hold my nose and vote for the member of my party. But he is not. He is running for an office with much less power that is often seen as the governor-in-waiting.
England is right: Writing her name in the ballot is the only way in which a Republican will win. All of the co-founders of the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition report that many Republicans has expressly stated that they prefer Democrat Newsom to win rather than the sell-out Maldonado. A write-in for England is their salvation, as they will never vote for Maldonado. For those of you who think Newsom is loathsome, then appreciate the depth of this feeling among grassrooters and plan to do the same.
On an immigration-related note, Kimberly Dvorak had a few keys posts this week I wanted to share:
Finally: 10-10-10 PRE-ELECTION TEA PARTY – OCEANSIDE; Details HERE!