Will Democrats holding/losing supermajorities in the California Assembly and State Senate come down to whether two veteran Mexican politicians in Orange County can fend off challenges from charging Asian-American GOP candidates? Jose Solorio and Sharon Quirk-Silva would surely like to know the answe ... More >>
Those who are fasting to draw attention to the national immigration-reform debate are moving from their perch in front of the district office of Rep. Ed Royce (R-Brea) to the one of the fellow pictured at right, Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine). Today is the first day of the four-day, five-person "Fas ... More >>
John Boehner should be removed as Speaker of the House if he forwards to members the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill being debated in the Senate, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-The Moon) reportedly says. Marco Rubio's future presidential nomination could hinge on the legislation's success, but Roh ... More >>
Another day, another World of Warcraft study, another opportunity for Republicans in Congress to lash out at government spending on research associated with the online role playing game from Irvine's Blizzard Entertainment. The latest finds those who play WoW for socialization are more open, agreeab ... More >>
The legendary LGBT activist hopes to become chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County
The party's over for Republicans in Orange County and California
As Dana Rohrabacher, Orange County's senior career politician, proudly moves into larger, more ornate House of Representative offices in Washington, D.C. to reflect his new status as chairman of the powerful . . .Oh, wait. Hold on.What did you say?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And should the U.S. bring back the guest-worker program for Mexicans?
Election Day dispatches from around the county
I make it a point to read any articles about Orange County written by the national and international press, mostly for the shits and giggles that happen when they're woefully uninformed. So you can imagine the gut-laugh fest I had this morning when reading a piece about SanTana by the usually excell ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans love 'Crystal Blue Persuasion' so much?
One of the great parlour games in Orange County politico circles is trying to figure out which local Republican bigwigs are closeted homosexuals, which ones have a beard, which ones are brave enough to make appearances at the LA/OC Jacks, and which ones were arrested in a Laguna Beach bar raid durin ... More >>
An incumbent Republican congressman who jumped districts to avoid facing another GOP Member of Congress in Tuesday's primary will square off against a powerful office-holder from his own party in the fall. Gary Miller, who had been the Orange County congressional delegation's most-wealthy member, w ... More >>
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 >>
Earlier this month, ProPublica--a respected, investigatory news agency based in New York City--issued a report that blasted Democrats for an unethical campaign to corrupt the California Citizens Redistricting Commission that was charged with designing new boundaries for federal and state election ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 23, 5:18 P.M.: The state appeals court in Santa Ana rejected three-time congressional candidate Delecia Holt's appeal of seven of the nine fraud felonies that have her locked up at the state prison in Chowchilla (say hi to Omaima Nelson!). The 49-year-old Republican who has floated b ... More >>
The big political news of the day happened yesterday: SanTana councilmember Busty "Carlos" Bustamante resigned from his job at the county while it investigates allegations that Busty had mucho sexytime explosions on the job with multiple colleagues. There are already calls for Busty to resign his ... More >>
Rohrabacher calls himself "chickenshit;" public nodsThe Hill newspaper is reporting today that Costa Mesa Congressman Dana Rohrabacher switched a budget vote this week because he feared the political consequences of not voting in lockstep with Orange County's other Republicans in the House of Rep ... More >>
As the debt-ceiling debate trudges on in Washington, a liberal political action committee is taking to every nook and cranny of the country--including Garden Grove. In emails sent to their members, Moveon.org urges "every patriotic American" to show up outside Democratic congressional ... More >>
Kudos to former OC GOP head Tom Fuentes for cracking jokes about his terminal cancer last night during the local Reeps' annual Flag Day dinner last night in Irvine. Of course, for him--who supported more pedophiles, corrupt politicians, and plain old scum than the entirety of Law and Order: SVU h ... More >>
The OC resident and onetime Republican hatchet man hopes his quixotic campaign can push his party to become more gay-friendly
[Moxley Confidential] How that racist Obama-family-chimpanzee email has driven the OC GOP apeshit
[Moxley Confidential] Are Republican insiders mad enough at Baugh to vote in an outsider to replace him?
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
Jonathan Ho / OC WeeklyTran: Not time to concede. 1:00 a.m.: Van Tran Remains HopefulInside the converted Garden Grove Blockbuster store, Van Tran continues to hold onto his dream of defeating Loretta Sanchez. Tran is trailing by more than 5,000 votes--and the gap seems to be getting larger. But ... More >>
Although we might come across as a left-of-left lefties, people who actually read the entirety of the Weekly know that we harbor a special animus toward local Democrats, who can boast of supporting corrupt politicians (SanTana Mayor-for-Life Don Papi Pulido, Irvine boss Larry Agran, convicted fel ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Republican challenger says he will boot OC's lone Democrat from Congress
[Moxley Confidential] More than $1,000 per day? What?
[Moxley Confidential] Does she really need his help?
Never forget what's in our DNA...As someone who collects any and all articles, dissertations, and books on Orange County history, this past Sunday's Page One New York Times story on how our fair land "is no longer Nixon country" was the literary equivalent of Rick Bayless talking about Mexican cu ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioDemocratic Assembly candidate Melissa Fox has a taxing idea.According to Melissa Fox, a Democratic Party candidate for Orange County's 70th Assembly District, the problem with California government isn't high taxes, a bloated bureaucracy or the massive $20 billion bud ... More >>
The county's GOP central committee is in hot water with the tea party movement
Michael SchroederToday's top viewed story on the online edition of the Washington Post essentially blames Corona del Mar attorney and former California Republican Party chairman Michael Schroeder for the fractured state of the GOP."The Republicans' War Within: In California, repercussions of one ... More >>
Chris Norby, in the frayAfter a not-so-harmonious Western Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend and amidst a downright ugly state assembly race in north county, Red County's Alan Bartlett reports that last night's OC GOP Central Committee contained a few moments of strife and hand ... More >>
Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle has long been the golden boy among Orange County Republicans. He got elected to the party's Central Committee in 1986, and two years later became the GOP nominee for the Garden Grove area state Assembly seat. The party, under the leadership of then-Chairman Tom Fuentes ... More >>
State GOP chairman Ron Nehring: "Lease, don't buy..." The state GOP's "Victory Night Party" (hah!) was over before it started. Driving over to the Hyatt Regency Irvine to make the 8:30 p.m. start time, I was talking on my Bluetooth to my brother in San Francisco when he informed me John McCain was ... More >>
We recently heard from a reader in Santa Ana who received a copy of the "Republican Party Census Document," along with an introductory letter from the RNC stating that "your answers will represent the views and opinions of ALL Republican voters living in your voting district...Unless we hear from YO ... More >>
Mexicans are safe on this one: A report issued recently to the Laguna Beach City Council found that goats will clear vegetation from fire-sensitive slopes for a cost of $198,000 per year, while juveniles working off a crime in the county’s Probation Department would require $385,000. A consultant ... More >>
Our R. Scott Moxley reports that, by the end of the night at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, the older Republicans in the room showed on their faces exactly what they felt: worry, frustration, indignation. But the Young Republican types in their 20s and 30s were not missing a beat--or a drop of hooch--as ... More >>
Remember how congenial the OC GOP gathering at the Hyatt Regency Irvine seemed a few minutes ago? Fuck that shit. Election-loss testiness reared its ugly head at 10:20 p.m., our R. Scott Moxley reports from the scene. As the giant TV screen showing CNN flashed pictures of presumed California winn ... More >>
Interesting; two hours ago (around 9:45) Dem John Garamendi was 2.5% behind Repub Tom McClintock for Lieutenant Governor. Now, at nigh-midnight, he's up by 1.5%. His gains have been incremental, but constant and steady. Similarly, Dem Debra Bowen has creeped an eensy 0.2% above Bruce McPherson for ... More >>
Here in Orange County we've got every reason to fear voter fraud. There's that time back in 1988 when Tom Fuentes, then head of the OC Republican Party, authorized the use of poll guards to scare off Latinos. There's the 1996 election when Loretta Sanchez won from nut-bar Bob Dornan (now with extra ... More >>
Kevin Naff raises an interesting observation in his New York Blade editorial "Gay Republicans in the Hot Seat": WITH THE MAINSTREAM media engaged in wall-to-wall Mark Foley scandal coverage for a solid week, attention turned awkwardly (and predictably) to the subject of gay Republicans. Who are the ... More >>
Political transvestism and puma killing are in the news today, and both were implicit in posts on The Blotter yesterday. Coincidence or clairvoyance? Yesterday's first Blotter post dealt with the investigation by State Senator Joe Dunn (D-Garden Grove) into the California National Guard's spying o ... More >>
An open letter to the former GOP chairman, current college trustee, forever self-destroyer
Stephen Lemons downs dunkel at San Juan Capistranos Cafe Mozart
Gay activist sets the record straight about Log Cabin Republicans
California Republicans want to do for you what theyve already done for Orange County
An OC election time line
Our cruel but insightful wrap-up of OC Elections