U.S. Presidential Election

  • Film

    November 7, 2013
  • Calendar

    July 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    National Republican Party Boss Visits Santa Ana Today on Hispanic Listening Tour

    As part of his effort to expand his party's base, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is meeting with Hispanic community leaders in Santa Ana this morning. A press announcement for the 10:30 a.m. event calls the affair "a listening session" for Priebus, who is meeting with Hispani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    The Five Best Songs on Mitt Romney's Campaign Playlist

    It's Election Day and that means not only will millions of Americans be making their way to voting booths in order to participate in our great democracy, but chances are they'll first have to work through that dreaded pre-election anxiety as the fateful hour draws closer. What better way to pass the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    (in race for scariest presidential pumpkin head)

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has defeated President Barack Obama by 17 votes . . .. . . in the Orange County Market Place election for scariest presidential pumpkin head.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Obama Gets The Jay-Z Mash-up Treatment With "99 Problems (But Mitt's Not One)"

    With the first round of the 2012 Presidential Debate happening tomorrow, we're sure both President Obama and Mitt Romney are busy stretching, meditating and fishing through their iPods for the perfect hype music to pump them up for talks about domestic policy. So it seems like a good time to share a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Dana Rohrabacherism of the Day!

    Never underestimate the desire of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher--Orange County's senior career politician--to man his spot on the front lines of the lunatic fringe. A hilariously self-declared "patriot" who carefully avoided any military service when he was eligible for combat during a time of w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    [UPDATED with More Delegates Join Revolt:] Is a GOP Goon Squad Intimidating Ron Paul Delegates into Voting Romney at Convention?

    See update at end of this post about 40 more national convention delegates seeking to join the 123 who have filed suit and "hundreds more" possibly ready to do the same. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 13, 12:39 P.M.: The Republican National Committee (RNC) is using violence, intimidation and ballot stuffing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Ron Paul Supporters Invade LA Times Festival of Books, Make Asses of Themselves

    Just like their candidate, Ron Paul supporters don't seem to know the meaning of the words "sit down."It took an auditorium full of annoyed bookish types to start yelling this command during the Q&A session of the Narrating Disaster panel at this past weekend's Los Angeles Times Festival of Book ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Dean Koontz, the Stephen King of Newport Beach, Gives to Texas GOP Senate Candidate

    ​Newport Beach author Dean Koontz has contributed $2,500 to former Solicitor General Ted Cruz, one of three Republicans hoping to replace Kay Bailey Hutchinson as U.S. Senator in Texas.Unfortunately for Cruz, his $3.9 million collected so far puts him behind Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst ($8.2 million) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Democrats and Republicans Alike Make Pendejos Out of Themselves Over Chimichangas "Controversy"

    ​To continue on this morning's cylindrical god theme is a ridiculous story coming out of Washington, D.C. involving that legendary borderlands offspring, the chimichanga, a clueless Washington Post, columnist and pendejo Democrats and Republicans fighting over the tamale pie that is the Latino ele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Rick Warren and Rick Santorum: Once Married?

    ​Whoa! It looked for a second like Rick Warren had come out of the closet--and brought out Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum with him. He tweeted Sunday: "Mrs #RickSantorum once gave me her ticket to State of the Union.She stayed with kids.So we went as Rick&Rick!" That wack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    [UPDATED with Santa Ana Hypocrisy?] "Bain" of Mitt Romney's Existence: Shitty Stewardship of Anaheim Company

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 13, 10:42 A.M.: Even those who question Mitt Romney's commitment to conservatism would agree that, when it comes to business, he has steadfastly advocated in public speeches that government must get out of the way so they can flourish. But now, a second Orange County connection to Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Fred Karger, Gay GOP Presidential Candidate, Left N.H. in Bachmann-Burner Overdrive

    ​Fred Karger's goal heading into the New Hampshire presidential primary was to better a major candidate who campaigned against gay marriage, something the GOP insider accomplished by beating Michelle Bachmann by 137 votes. Of course, Bachmann had dropped out of the race before the N.H. primary, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Obama Administration Promises (Again) Not to Wage War on Medical Marijuana

    Eric Holder​Ever since the federal government announced a major crackdown on medical marijuana cultivators and dispensaries in California, a lot of people have been wondering what the hell Barack Obama is thinking. Message boards for medical marijuana activists in the state have been abuzz with on ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Dana Rohrabacher: Newt Gingrich is a Poseur

    ​The broken clock syndrome that saves Congressman Dana T. Rohrabacher from a continual series of embarrassing, boneheaded decisions has struck again. Rohrabacher didn't use his Thanksgiving Twitter soapbox to take his usual foaming-at-the-mouth-but-ultimately-limp swings at journalists who long ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Gabrielle Jane Nestande, Ex-OC Supe's Daughter, Chided by Hit-and-Run Victim's Father

    ​Speaking out in the media about the death of her daughter, who a former Orange County supervisor's daughter is accused of killing, has mostly fallen to Courtney Griffin's mother. But now the father of the late 30-year-old Austin, Texas, nanny, is chiming in for the first time, vowing that the que ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Will Rappers Cost Obama the Election?

    Please, Plies, come out in support of Sarah Palin Young Jeezy's brief flirtation with John McCain on the set of Saturday Night Live aside, it's clear rappers favor Barack Obama by a wide margin in this election. (Check out this survey, for starters.) Though emcee after emcee has supported Obama wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Baby Hewie Firmly Aligned With Howard Homophobe Ahmanson

    In the couple of years I've been listening to local conservative blabbermouth Hugh Hewitt, I've seen the two causes he most firmly aligned himself with fail miserably: the 2006 mid-term election and the laughable presidential primary effort of Mitt Romney. Let's hope Hewie makes it a losing trifecta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    Baby Hewie's Website Approaches Bizarro World

    Hugh Hewitt will stop at nothing to ensure that Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama fails to become America's president. He's hawking a pamphlet titled "Letter to a Young Obama Supporter" (I'd love to review it, but no way in hell I'm giving Hewie moolah) and blogging incessantly about the Il ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Hey, Barack Obama: Don't Come Back to Orange County

    A few of you might have heard that Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, arrived in Orange County on Sunday, held an exclusive fundraiser for wealthy contributors at the Republican-dominated Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, and left. Some local Democrats gloated a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    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. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Devil Dean Calls Obama "Bin Laden"

    Most people know Dean Singleton as the owner of the Denver-based MediaNews, Inc., a man who loves to buy newspapers like the L.A. Daily News and Long Beach Press-Telegram so that he can slash salaries, bust unions, earn huge profits, and generally quicken the destruction of print journalism. (His ef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    John McCain in OC Tomorrow

    Republican presidential candidate and war-lover, John McCain, will be in our neck of the woods tomorrow to rub elbows (raise money) with the rich folks whom he will help make richer if he takes office in 2008. McCain's meeting with the GOP big bucks will take place at the Island Hotel in Newport B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    Romney Drops Out, Cites Rick Warren Badly; Baby Hewie Cries

    In Mitt Romney's rambling, scary speech announcing he's dropping out of the Republican presidential campaign, the flip-flopper uttered this curious line: Americans love God, and those who don’t have faith, typically believe in something greater than themselves—a “Purpose Driven Life.” Wait ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2008

    A Bluer Shade of Orange

    The raw vote totals in OC tell the real—and really amazing—story of Super Tuesday

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Romney:Reagan = Hewitt:Smart

    Our beloved local conservative loudmouth Hugh Hewitt has spent the last half-year ranting about how Republican presidential candidate (and subject of his most-recent book) Mitt Romney is the next coming of Ronald Reagan to the point of nausea and idiocy. "Romney has reassembled the Reagan coalitio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Rock the Poor(man) Vote

    So who's our favorite bikini babehound, the Poorman, voting for? “I'm not positive yet. Originally I wanted Giuliani, but as time went on I found him non-dynamic. McCain scares me, but I bet his wife was hot when she was younger. Now I think Obama—I like the idea of change.” Informed that, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    When Your Candidate is Decimated, What's One to Do?

    Spin, of course! And that's exactly what Hugh Hewitt is doing. Despite his book boy Mitt Romney getting slammed tonight from the moderate wing by John McCain and by the right via the suddenly resurgent Mike Huckabee, Baby Hewie continues to insist there's hope for Mitt. All he can muster is that R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    OC Vote update: 11 PM

    Democrats:Hillary ClintonBarack ObamaVote Count: 81,233Vote Count: 46,911 57.33.1% Republicans:John McCainMitt Romney Vote Count: 75,393Vote Count: 60,108 41.02.7%

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    Fired up for Obama at UCI on 01/31

    “Fired up!” yells Abraham Jenkins. “Ready to go!” respond UCI's Barack Obamamites. In the midst of their chant a faint “Romney!” is heard from the obnoxious kid holding the long board. Dude, it’s an Obama rally. Did you not get the memo? The rally hype began a week ago, with posters ... More >>

  • Features

    January 24, 2008


    Who are the OC players who contributed to the 2008 presidential candidates?

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Ron Paul Liked Bill Dannemeyer

    In The New Republic's recent critique of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's old wacky newsletters, there's one disturbing Orange County connection, according to author James Kirchick: They frequently quoted Paul's "old colleague," Representative William Dannemeyer--who advocated quarantin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    Hugh Hewitt and His "Attempted Coup"

    Nothing is more schadenfreude than seeing a self-righteous loudmouth get schooled, and that's what's happening with Hugh Hewitt as we speak. His guy Mitt Romney lost the Iowa caucus yesterday despite spending mucho dinero. Baby Hughie will be on the radio in a bit--in the meanwhile, he's blogging li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007

    Local Extremist Supports Ron Paul

    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has some great ideas (anti-imperialism) and some stupid ones (deny amnesty and birthright citizenship to illegal immigrants), and it's this schizophrenic platform that has attracted sane folks (the editors of Reason magazine, Barry Manilow) and unrepentant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Mitt Romney's a comin'!

    Former Massachusetts governor and current presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be at Chapman University on Sunday to participate in a forum called, "Ask Mitt Anything!" Anything, huh? Y'know, Romney's an interesting critter in the ever-more-frayed-and-teetering Republican big tent. He's a "Perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Pricey Morning in America

    Mitt Romney may like him some outdoor barbecue and bouncy houses, but it seems that Rudy Giuliani prefers breakfast as his OC fund-raising venue. However, those eggs and bacon will cost you -- got $2,300 or more? Want to blow it all on a photo op with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Frontrunner? Then get your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Catching Mitt

    Hey parents! Want to pay a couple hundred smackers to bring the family out to meet a guy who has no hope of becoming president? And never mind that -- could anything be more appealing than a barbecue hosted by a guy who not only won't touch alcohol, but doesn't even approve of caffeine? That's righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    Dornan in '08

    I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but judging by this report from Drew Cline, editorial page editor of New Hampshire's Manchester Union Leader, the race for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination could prove to be very, very entertaining. Cline writes on the Union Leader blog: I just got off the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2006

    Wanted (sort of)

    Remember President Bush's steely determination to get Osama bin Laden Dead or Alive? Turns out he meant we'll get him, if we happen to bump into him. The New York Times reports this morning that "The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2006

    At the Movies

    After a corrupt Congressional electoral committee declared Republican Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 presidential election, Samuel Tilden, the Democratic candidate and the actual winner of the election, left politics and, as Gore Vidal delicately put it, "retired to private life and to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Sic Transit...

    It seem there might be a princess– princess in the sense of being the child of a European royal– somewhere in the Inland Empire. Albert Grimaldi, the ruling prince of Monaco (and one of the least inbred of Europe's royal relics, thanks to the genetic material of Grace Kelly), is reported ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2006

    Nixon called Warren Commission "a hoax"

    The vaults of Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and John Lennon COMBINED got nothing on those fab Nixon tapes -- now on their way to Yorba Linda! Recent listenings revealed that: * The Dick referred to the Warren Commission report that concluded Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone killing JFK as "the greatest ho ... More >>

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Shoot a Republican: The Sequel

    Weekly extends offer to pump partisan lead

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Point and Laugh!

    Our post-election guide to the scoundrels of Campaign 2002

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    'Hello...Is This Thing On?'

    Nader and Benjamin try to get heard

  • Columns

    March 25, 1999
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    November 19, 1998
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