Dear Readers: I returned to a Star Trek classic for today’s title, as it shows how Tea Party types are shaking it up for an interesting Nov. 2nd election.
FLAMING HOT CAPITALIST NEWS UPDATE! Talk about control failure: Veteran citizen activist Richard Rider is calling for Mayor Jerry Sanders to resign (click HERE for the full, unruly details). Mut’s Money Quote:
Earlier this month – while Jerry Sanders was urging voters to approve Prop D’s massive sales tax hike – and to trust him to dutifully work with a labor-backed City Council to reduce government spending after he gets a half-billion dollars in new taxes – our Mayor was working behind the scenes to funnel a half-billion dollars toward a new Chargers stadium.
Rider’s post is full of the details on the backroom deals, as well as how the San Diego elites plan to control its citizens/monies for their own special interests.
Speaking of elections, those of us still sorting through our Nov. 2nd selections may find this link helpful: California Judicial November Election Recommendations. It will help Californians sort through the pamphlet crap, and discern who is activist and who actually understands the concept of the “Rule of Law”. A big hat-tip to Charles Caesar for this find.
HillBuzz, one of my daily reads, is posting on-the-ground reports from more ungovernable Americans across the country. These engaged voters are describing the signage, billboards, and comments they are overhearing about the race. A good example is one posted by a resident of the Hillcrest area: SAN DIEGO GROUND REPORT. A snippet:
Over the last year, slowly, Obama bumper stickers have been disappearing off of cars. I was at Trader Joes today and didn’t see one. Whole Foods, over the weekend, and no O bumper stickers. The workers at TJ’s used to openly mock Glenn Beck and other conservatives but I haven’t heard them doing that lately. I don’t believe they suddenly love Glenn Beck, I just don’t think they want to talk about the Magnificent Obama anymore.
The Boyz on my block used to tweek me (lovingly) a little about the Won but they haven’t done that for a few months. They don’t say anything negative about Obama, they just don’t say anything at all.
My nephew, gay and a neighbor, says his friends are all disgusted with Obama and that none of them will vote for Obama again. They are young and professional and can’t find good jobs. There is no question they blame Obama for the economy and conditions that keep the economy stalled. We’re close so he tells me a lot about the chatter in my ‘hood that isn’t shared with me because of my known conservative views.
To that end, I wanted to prepare a little something about the race for District 51. Nick Popaditch is running against detestable Democrat Bob Filner, and the Chula Vista Patriots have been doing a lot of hard, savvy grassroots work. I have been impressed with the passion and energy of Chula Vista Patriots organizer, Cheryl Perez. I intend to submit this to HillBuzz to share with their readers.
CHULA VISTA GROUND REPORT (from Cheryl Perez)
I think the fact that Filner campaign signs are showing up is significant. I do not remember seeing yard signs before, and he is even putting up big signs on fences. Popaditch signs have been disappearing in places that they have been in for weeks. Other candidates signs are left alone, so I am assuming it is Filner supporters pulling them up. They are to late though. I haven’t spoken to anyone in the last couple of weeks that isn’t aware of Popaditch in one way or another.
We have been picketing in front of his office for four weeks now. We had about 35 people last week. Every week about half of them are new people. There has been lots of sharing stories about Filner. The majority of the people I have talked with have a personal reason why they want Filner voted out. He has left a trail of his consitituents unhappy with him while he has been pandering to the special interest that contribute heavily to his campaign.
He has been campaigning on his position as Chair of The Veteran Committee and all he has done for veterans. He takes the credit for achievements that veteran groups and organizations did the real work on, and places the blame on someone else for anything negative. It seems like most of what he has done that he is taking credit for falls in the time period after when Popaditch became an opponent. There are many who believe he was behind the Popaditch cartoon mocking his war injuries. That bit didn’t turn out to well for Filner with him having to come out and publicly defend Popaditch, and he saw how much veterans rally around their own. I have to give him credit for changing tactics and trying to win the veterans over. On the outside it all looks good, but all it takes is reading the comments by veterans on some of these sites with articles on his achievements and you see a different story.
Filner is so out of touch with the people in this area. In this article from August 2009, he is quoted as saying “My district thinks National Security means having a job, being able to send your kids to college so you can participate in the economy, having a clean environment and having healthcare. That makes them feel secure“. That makes me feel very scared that the Congressman of the whole California border thinks that is national security. I am glad I didn’t read that article until recently and I am more glad that Popaditch, as our next Congressman, knows what national security is and how to secure our border.
Interestingly, Filner’s signs are being modified by the citizens he represents:
If Massachusetts’ Barney Frank has to suddenly donate $200,000 to his campaign efforts against Marine Scott Bielat, then Marine Nick Popaditch surely has a chance against Baghdad Bob Filner. Donate to both campaigns today, please.
Speaking of pathetic GOP-efforts, some of my Republican friends (many of whom are less than impressed by Chair Michael Steele and California head Ron Nehring) may be interested to learn (click HERE for details): “Though he has publicly said he will not consider running for re-election until after the midterms, Steele has already had conversations with a number of members about his bid for a second term. Steele plans to run as part of a ticket, with California Republican Party chairman Ron Nehring running for Treasurer.”Makes you kind of wonder why Rush Limbaugh gave such a impassioned monologue yesterday about the potential rise of a Third Party should the Republican Party fail to recognize that citizens want to be represented — not ruled.
Yes, we will party like its 1773. After November 2nd, I will make a prediction that 2010 will be turned into a verb: Dude, his campaign was so weak and underfunded that he got 2010’d by his opponent.
UPDATE: Left Coast Rebel, Tim Daniel, has a great Pajamas Media report on the Bill Clinton rally he attended, as well as a roundup of CALIFORNIA ELECTION NEWS!
It is worth noting that Bill Clinton’s appearance in Orange County only brought out about 1,000 people, many of whom were die-hard party faithful and union members. A few Van Tran supporters were also in attendance. Although he is a great orator (no teleprompter in sight), I found his 38-minute speech to be quite boring. He blamed George W. Bush for the economic crisis, saber-rattled the GOP, chastised the tea party movement as extreme, needlessly wandered into policy minutiae, and nearly begged Democrats to “not give up hope” this November. He simply took too much on and could have cut the speech in half.
BONUS NEWS: Fiorina, Whitman leading in California!