A "wrong" and "dumbfounded" Newt Gingrich is coming to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda later this month. The former House speaker and 2012 candidate for the GOP presidential nomination used those adjectives to describe his pre-election prediction that Mitt Romney wou ... More >>
Former presidential candidate Fred Karger wants the former Chapman University law professor to reveal who's donating money to his fight against gay marriage
No matter the results of the Nov. 6 election, the Libertarian presidential campaign duo of Gary Johnson and Jim Gray, the retired Orange County superior court judge, plan to run again for the White House in 2016.Gray, Johnson's vice presidential running mate, told a crowd this month at Tulane Univer ... More >>
Gary Johnson, the presidential candidate both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama fear, is scheduled to appear for a campaign rally this morning at Cal State Fullerton.According to his campaign website, Johnson--the Libertarian Party candidate who is running for the White House with Orange County's ex-Supe ... More >>
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Federal judge David O. Carter in Santa Ana today dismissed the lawsuit accusing Republican officials and especially Mitt Romney supporters of thwarting Ron Paul's bid for the party's presidential nomination.However, the Clinton appointee did leave the door open for an amended complaint.
See update at end of this post about the wife of a Utah county GOP chairman calling Fred Karger "a radical idiot" and saying "thank goodness" he "cant procreate."ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 7, 2:39 P.M.: What does it say about Californians that only 6,641 voted for Laguna Beach's Fred Karger for president, ... More >>
You may have missed it on the tele, but apparently Latinos are being counted on to play a huge role in determining who will be elected president in November.To that end, the liberal Center for American Progress is singling out the top 10 states with the most unregistered eligible voters as well a n ... More >>
Dropping by for campaign funds, the Republican candidate inspires equal loathing from Occupiers and Tea Partiers
Both Occupy and pro-Ron Paul protesters were on hand outside of the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach for a Mitt Romney fundraiser. Members of Occupy Orange County organized a Billionaires for Mitt Romney demonstration, encouraging participants to dress up and act like the 1%, as Occupy protesters ha ... More >>
Watch out 99%, a notorious 1 percenter is coming into town...again. Mitt Romney is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach on Friday night, less than three months since his last Orange County fundraiser. According to the Daily Pilot, the Republic ... More >>
It's being widely reported today--including right here on Navel Gazing, like one minute ago--that Ron Paul is bowing out of the 2012 presidential race, or more accurately, ceasing any campaigning in states that have yet to hold their Republican Party primary elections.This is not good news for peopl ... More >>
It's clearer now why Ron Paul went heavy on the Libertarian cheerleading and lighter on the presidential campaigning when he rocked a youth rally earlier this month at Cal State Fullerton. The Texas congressman and Republican primary candidate has announced that he won't compete in states that have ... More >>
Saying that he'd rather die than vote for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama in November, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson today won the Libertarian Party nomination to be the next president of the United States.An energetic Libertarian crowd huddled in Las Vegas at the Red Rock Resort and chose the art ... More >>
Following the selection this morning of ex-New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their presidential nominee, Libertarian Party members gathered in Las Vegas named Orange County's Jim Gray as the party's vice presidential choice.Gray--a well-respected, retired OC Superior Court judge--won 357 votes and, th ... More >>
A reporter calls a Republican presidential campaign this afternoon hoping to speak to the candidate, but is given an excuse:The candidate is working out at the gym.Yeah, right.Think: Newt Gingrich or Herman Cain.But, bless their sweet souls, the Fred Karger for President campaign, specifically the e ... More >>
"If Mickey Mouse were running against Obama, I'd be supporting him."-Roger Pechuls, a retired restaurant supply executive from Newport Beach, who contributed $500 to Herman Cain in October, $500 to Newt Gingrich in November, $1,000 to Rick Santorum in January--and who now supports Mitt Romney fo ... More >>
Mitt Romney easily won Puerto Rico's Republican presidential primary Sunday, but the bigger news, especially locally, came near the bottom of the ballot."LOOKS [sic] WE BEAT RON PAUL IN TODAY'S PUERTO RICO PRIMARY" reads the Twitter feed from the presidential campaign of Laguna Beach's Fred Karge ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, so Mitt Romney was the big (or not-so-big) winner of Super Tuesday, but Rick Santorum didn't do too bad; he at least made off with an uber-catchy pop jingle written by two home-schooled teenagers, Camille and Haley Harris (aka First Love), called "Game On." By the way they're cheeri ... More >>
Last week, metalheads across the country shook their heads in disgust when they found out that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine endorsed Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race. In Music Radar, Mustaine said, "I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And will Mexicans support Marco Rubio?
[UPDATE: Feb. 17: About half a day after making his controversial remarks, Foster Friess did a second MSNBC interview and said he'd been joking. Doubtful most women are laughing.][ORIGINAL POST, 10:42 a.m., Feb. 16:] On MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports this morning, a major backer to Rick Santorum ... More >>
Many California gays (and non-gays) celebrated this week's federal appellate court ruling upholding a district court decision that found Prop. 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.Those waving rainbow-colored flags have another reason to celebrate: a gay man made the presidential ballot in California ... More >>
Last night, Rick Santorum trumpeted his solid GOP presidential primary defeats of Mitt Romney in Minnesota and Missouri and narrow win over the former Massachusetts governor in Colorado.This morning, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit boasted that the former Pennsylvania senator was the first--and so ... More >>
Barack Obama will tread where Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have already been this presidential election season: Corona del Mar.You read that right: this month our Democratic Prez Dog is venturing deep into Newport Beach, which for decades and decades has served as an ATM machine for Republican o ... More >>
The Orange County-based white supremacist American Third Position Party finds itself in the headlines again as Anonymous defaced its website yesterday, with the flag of the Soviet Union serving as backdrop with superimposed images of the seal of the amorphous hackers and a rainbow-maned pony! The ... More >>
Remember last fall when Texas Governor Rick Perry packed 1,000 supporters--including former Orange County Republican Party chairman Tom Fuentes, rising from his death bed--into Roger's Gardens in Newport Beach? Perry also scooped up cash for his presidential run at some private affairs with Orang ... More >>
A Hispanic business and community leader in Santa Ana has joined other Hispanics around the country in signing an open letter to Mitt Romney that essentially accuses the GOP presidential candidate of hypocritically running away from his Mexican heritage. "Our purpose here is to advise you that t ... More >>
[UPDATED: At conclusion of the article.]Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Mike Schroeder, his decades old travel companion and buddy, adamantly disagree on which 2012 Republican candidate would make the best U.S. president. Rohrabacher despises Newt Gingrich and is backing Mitt Romney. Schroeder d ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how popular is Mormonism among Mexicans?
Poor Ron Paul.The veteran Texas congressman running for the Republican presidential nomination by arguing for dramatic changes to the federal government can't get love from Orange County-related political figures.This week, conservative radio host/lawyer/author Hugh Hewitt--a former, post-preside ... More >>
As Michele Bachmann, congresswoman and GOP presidential contender, walked across the stage to sit next to Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, house band the Roots chose to play Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch." While the audience only heard a "la la" refrain, the message was pretty clear.
This is FredWith a sparkling blue Pacific Ocean backdrop at his Laguna Beach house before sunset tonight, Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger delighted a politically diverse crowd with his trademark humor and determination to make gay and lesbian equality an acceptable stance within the ... More >>
Fred Karger: spinning himself to the White House?Deep inside the anti-gay Orange County GOP curtain, Fred Karger--a 60-year-old gay Laguna Beach resident, actor and longtime Republican political consultant--has formed an official presidential exploratory committee in hopes of toppling P ... More >>
John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyOrly Taitz, the famed Laguna Niguel dentist and serial suer of Barack Obama, has had her issues with the Republican party in the past. Take, for example, her bid for California secretary of state earlier this year: She ended up suing her opponent in the Republican primar ... More >>
Thomas Shaller of FiveThirtyEight--a website that takes its name from the 535 electoral college votes as it crunches polling data and other numbers--makes a compelling case that Placer County in Northern California is the new Orange County when it comes to bastions of conservatism.While Orange Count ... More >>
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Gramps is just gonna rest his eyes some... Orange County Democrats are justifiably happy today as their presidential candidate will be sworn in on Inauguration Day Jan. 20, 2009. And they can take some pride in the Barack Obama-Joe Biden Democratic ticket's 401,605 votes being only 28,755 votes shy ... More >>
The New York Observer is reporting that Orange County conservative yackmouth Hugh Hewitt unsuccessfully tried to sell a book proposal involving Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin. We'd usually laugh at any Baby Hewie gaffe--the proposed title was How Sarah Palin Won the Election ... and S ... More >>
Seemingly everybody and their political consultant has opined on this week's New Yorker cover that mockingly shows Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama dressed as a Muslim imam giving a fist rap to wife Michelle, who's dressed a Hezbollah warrior princess. Even old, wretched Barbara Coe, h ... More >>
We like Arizona Senator and Republican presidential candidate John McCain much more than his automaton flip-flopper (and Hugh Hewitt favorite) main opponent, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. But we've never been able to understand why Little Saigon's power brokers never asked McCain to ap ... More >>
Over the weekend, Orange County's own nationally syndicated yack-mouth Hugh Hewitt announced what everyone who follows the fool already knew: He'll be voting for Mitt Romney in California's Republican primary. Even crazier, Baby Hughie spouted off this gem: We need another Reagan. I think that is ... More >>
Heard about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's claim that his father marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960s? The Boston Phoenix rips apart that claim nicely, then Hugh Hewitt tries to provide cover for his book boy--but it's just not enough.
Extra Golden chime in for Dem prez candidate Barack Obama. The Kenyan-American quartet Extra Golden have cut a song big upping presidential hopeful Barack Obama. You can check out “Obama” (which will appear on Extra Golden's Hera Ma Nono Oct. 9) here. Now that the Illinois Senator has this s ... More >>
OC man files largest civil-rights lawsuit in U.S. history
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