Orange County Entering Bizarro World

Dan Chmielewski over at The Liberal OC posted that Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama will hold a $2,300-per-plate fundraiser at Newport Beach's Balboa Bay Club but doesn't mention how much of a wrench it is to the county's political cosmology. Read the above again. Barack Hussein Obama. Holding a fundraiser. At the Balboa Bay Club.


The Balboa Bay Club represents all that's reprehensible with the old Orange County, where GOP men spent many a day doing business in the sauna, where John Wayne knocked a few too many back, where every possible reptilian speaker (from Dinesh D'Souza to Barbara Coe) has held forth before appreciative audiences. My god, Orange County Register political reporter Martin Wisckol spoke there last month before a bunch of coffin-dodging Republican women, and the pendejas were railing about Obama's middle name. And Obama's holding a fundraiser there?! Part of me is loving the fact this is another nail in the coffin to a part of Orange County's history, but a much-bigger part makes me wonder why, of all the places in Orange County, is he holding it there. Do his handlers understand where he's speaking? If they do, however, and they're holding it there on purpose, then they're bloody geniuses..

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