U.S. Republican Party

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Irvine Political Boss Larry Agran Gets Crushed At Polls and Rev. Lou Sheldon's Spawn Is Angry

    A weighty omen of Larry Agran's long overdue political demise occurred 72 hours before the Nov. 4 Irvine city council election when the dictatorial boss of a political machine once considered invincible was spotted frantically running out of his house carrying boxes stuffed with campaign fliers. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Neel Kashkari Let's His Rainbow Flag Fly

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pete Wilson and perhaps even George Deukmejian didn't really care if same-sex couples won the right to marry, not that they'd let their Republican base in on that before their first elections as California governors. So give Irvine's Neel Kashkari, the GOP nominee squaring off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Gabrielle Jane Nestande, Killer of Nanny Out for a Walk, the "Great White Defendant?"

    Is Gabrielle Jane Nestande, a politically connected former Newport Beach debutante, the "Great White Defendant?"That's how a conservative online magazine is characterizing the 25-year-old convicted of criminally negligent homicide and recently sentenced to six months in jail for the hit-and-run slay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2012

    Dana Rohrabacher: "Illegals" Were Paid To Steal 2012 Presidential Election For Barack Obama

    Cheap tequila on the Kookville Express must have been free flowing as tipsy conductor Dana Rohrabacher pulled into the Costa Mesa train station on Dec. 6 to pen another wild, late night Twitter rant.Republicans like to claim they despise class warfare, but Orange County's senior career politici ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 6, 2012

    OC LGBT: A History Archived

    UC Irvine documents the struggles of our local gay history—yes, we have one!

  • News

    September 20, 2012

    Barack Obama Who?

    [Moxley Confidential] Orange County Democrats hold pre-November election summit and forget to rally the faithful for the president's re-election

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Did Placentia Mayor Jeremy Yamaguch Get His Girlfriend a City Commission Slot?

    Placentia Mayor Jeremy Yamaguchi has received more positive press than any mayor of a small Orange County city ever should, namely because the 23-year-old was elected to the city council at age 19 four years ago, thus becoming one of the youngest-ever elected official in OC history, if not the young ... More >>

  • 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

    June 3, 2012

    The Evil of Banality: YAF's 2013 Reagan Calendar, Tom Fuentes' Passing, and It's a Smelly World After All

    It's not necessary to have an opinion about everything, but it sure is fun to try. And by "opinion" I mean analysis, critique, an arguable and defensible position and not that thing everybody's got one of and, boy, do they all smell bad. And, while I am at it, no, it's not a small world after all, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    [UPDATED with new location] Ron Paul to Speak at Cal State Fullerton (Hecklers Not Yet Confirmed)

    UPDATE, 2:56 P.M., May 1, 2012: Cal State Fullerton just confirmed that the rally will take place at Titan Stadium.Ron Paul, friend of tokers, foe of pro-choicers and the bane of every neocon's existence, is scheduled to speak Wednesday at Cal State Fullerton. We'll be there to watch the hilari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    President Barack Obama Set to Land in Bitter Enemy Terrority--Orange County

    ​Under intense security, Air Force One and Barack Obama landed late this afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport for the president's ninth trip to Southern California and, during a series of fund-raising events, touted his administration's accomplishments, including a repeal of "Don't Ask; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    OC's Happiest Pro-Tax Increase Cheerleaders Are Democrats, Right?

    ​Those of you who don't believe that Orange County is loaded with ironies aren't paying attention.We've got vociferously anti-gay public figures who are secretly gay or bisexual. We've got Democrats who are more Republican than, well, Republicans. And, perhaps most amazingly, we've got self-descri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Pundits Already Saying New Redistricting Will Hurt Loretta Sanchez--HA!

    Sanchez: Always ready for battle​Man, it's always a hoot reading the premature obituaries written about Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Took Two Dead Girls to Make Her Sponsor the DREAM Act) over the past 15 years, and the latest batch is already starting today with the release of draft maps show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Five Songs for Schwarzenegger Fans to Console Themselves With

    20 years ago this summer, Pee Wee Herman got busted for indecent exposure in Florida and almost immediately and brilliantly bounced back with a surprise cameo appearance opening the MTV Music Awards a couple of weeks later with the only possible response:Based on everything that's turned up in the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    [UPDATED] Marilyn Davenport: Real Racists Are Democrats; Sees Chance to Use Her Racist Email to Win Black Votes For GOP

    Repeat after me: Racist emails are actually pro-black.​UPDATE, APRIL 22, 2:05 P.M.: The executive committee of the OC Republican Party voted today 10-2 to send the Marilyn Davenport matter to the ethics committee, says the's Jon Fleischman, a prominent local Republican who sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2011

    Why Are People Surprised Orange County has Anti-Muslim Loons?

    Pauly: Pendeja​Color me jaded, cynical, or wayyyyy too in to be able to see from the outside, but I'm shocked that the anti-Muslim* rally that happened last week in Yorba Linda has made the national news. Write-ups in Salon, Good, and other national publications? Really? Sure, part of it is that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Steven Greenhut Left The Orange County Register for Sacramento, But His Poison Pen Still Stings Jim Silva

    ​The Orange County Register's longtime columnist and senior editor Steven Greenhut left the Santa Ana daily in 2009 to open a Sacramento news bureau for the Pacific Research Institute, a free-market, individual liberty think tank based in San Francisco. But it's obvious he misses Orange County, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    [UPDATED] Remember Dana Rohrabacher's Vehement Defense of His Pal Tom DeLay?

    ​Update, Jan. 10, 3:07 p.m.: Former House majority leader Tom DeLay was sentenced today to three years in prison for illegally plotting to funnel corporate contributions to Texas Legislative candidates in 2002, the Washington Post reports. Throughout his political and legal ordeal, DeLay was vehem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Will Michael Steele Still Be RNC Chairman When He Keynotes Financial Forum in Irvine?

    ​Despite Republicans gaining 63 House seats and six Senate seats in the November elections, its National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, the USA Today says, had a worse year than President Barack Obama, MSNBC and the National Review agree Steele is a baffoon and all indications are he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    [BREAKING:] Sorry, Lt. Dan Choi: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal Fails

    ​Repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that would have allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military just failed in a 57-40 procedural vote in the U.S. Senate. Despite two-thirds of Americans and most in the mlitary supporting the repeal, the setback seemingly doom ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 17, 2010

    Sarah Palin Excites Orange County Republicans For Van Tran

    Palin visited OC on Saturday​Orange County has an endless supply of ironies.Friday, ex-President Bill Clinton held a pep rally for Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in Santa Ana.Yesterday, Sarah Palin--a Fox News contributor and likely 2012 Republican presidential candidate--participated in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​News highlights include:Meg Whitman's cash is buying her second placeCathleen Decker of the LA Times reports that new polling shows Jerry Brown gaining a "slight edge" over Meg Whitman and that Barbara Boxer has "opened a wider margin over GOP nominee Carly Fiorina in the race for U.S. Senate. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Dana Rohrabacher's Hyprocrisy Extends to His Shameless Press Flack

    Blah, blah, blah​As always, overly confident political mouthpiece Tara Setmayer likes to talk and talk and talk and talk and talk and defend the indefensible . . . and, of course, gets an unquestioning forum on Fox News.That's good for her because she is the Washington, D.C. press secretary f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Watermelon-Loving, Totally Non-Racist, Los Al Ex-Mayor Staging a Comeback

    The aesthetics are hilarious!​The act that brought about Dean Grose's very public resignation from the Los Alamitos mayor's seat last year may not have been the most racist thing any politician has ever done, but it may rank as one of the most stupid. He sent out an e-mail featuring the Obama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Today's Important Unimportant Election, From My TV Screen to Your Computer/Phone Screen

    ​11:15 p.m.: Don't be surprised if KOCE is accused of turning over its election coverage to that rare Orange County bird known as the "Democrat." The "live, election night edition of Real Orange" came from the Artists Village in Santa Ana, OC's version of Havana. Their election expert was the Voic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Carly, Tommy, Chuckie and the Demon Sheep

    ​The Interwebs are all a-Twitter over the new campaign ad by California Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina featuring--DUNT-DUNT DUNNNNN!!!--demon sheep.Actually, for the rest of this post to make any sense at all, you should first check out the spot, which cannot be embedded here only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Next 72nd District Assemblyman Norby Gets Fit for Cakewalk Shoes

    Your next 72nd District assemblyman (after an unnecessary run-off election), Chris Norby!​Like standing for the national anthem before the game starts, nodding at the uniformed officer before zooming through the border checkpoint or throwing toast at a movie screen flashing a sweet transvestite fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    What Are Birthers Doing Hanging With Top Repubs In Newport?

    ​Matt Coker already did a nice job previewing the Western Conservative Political Action Conference taking place today and tomorrow at the Radisson in Newport Beach. But the Washington Independent's David Weigel -- who loves Orly Taitz as much as we do -- points out that  this conference isn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    CNN's Rick Sanchez, Guests, Viewers vs. Obama Birther Wingnuts Rick Sanchez: Tonight's top non-story...CNN's Rick Sanchez aired a story around noon Pacific time on what he characterized as a non-story: the growing "birthers" movement that claims President Barack Hussein Obama was not born in the U.S. and is, thus, constitutionally unqualified to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Greenhut Praises Moxley, Blasts Carona's Disappeared Defenders

    While wondering where all the defenders of convicted and soon-to-be imprisoned ex-sheriff Mike Carona are now, Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut drops a couple shout outs to the coverage by the Weekly's R. Scott Moxley, the lone reporter uncovering the former top Orange County lawman's misde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    See Dick Wakesurf

    Being cold below ground in Yorba Linda does not stop our favorite disgraced son Richard Nixon from finding himself in the news. The hits just keep coming, don't they? But far more fascinating than Dick being blamed for the Cambodian genocide, joined in the hereafter by Watergate- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "The Reformer" Matt Coker educates us about longtime OC GOP legislator Ross Johnson finding a new life as a campaign-finance watchdog in Sacramento. R. Scott Moxley explains the reason behind Mike Carona's smile in "The Crooked Sheriff Chuckled". And Matt Coker dictates departing OC Register c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    OC GOP Goes Back to Its Mexican-Bashing Roots in Fullerton City Council Race

    In my latest book, I devote a chapter to the many sins of the Orange County Republican Party but also hinted that they were finally evolving from the slimeball campaigns of the past when it came to scoring easy points off of demonizing Mexicans. Specifically, I pointed to the 2006 Tan Nguyen affair, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2008

    The Media-O-Meter: Can a Balboa Bar save Orange Coast?

    Maybe—or at least help steer OC’s 34-year-old glossy monthly magazine away from what had been a frothy, puff-piece-packed publication that featured interviews and profiles with former owner Ruth Ko’s friends, and B- (sometimes C)-grade celebrities adorning its covers who often had nothing what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: Target Practice on the 55?

    Dana’s Idea of Sacrifice: Ex-Dana Rohrabacher aide Erik Prince and other Blackwater USA corporate officials have been dodging congressional questions about their private army’s alleged corruption, including killing innocent, unarmed Iraqi citizens. Mainstream news accounts thoroughly detail the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    Rohrabacher v. Gonzales

    You know a political scandal has sailed past the point of no return when even Dana Rohrabacher (R-Surfin') sounds like a voice of reason. From CBS News: Pressure mounted on the White House Thursday to fire Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for the abrupt dismissal of U.S. attorneys. More Republican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2007

    Arnold's New Era Begins

    In his inaugural address last Friday, Governor Schwarzenegger announced the beginning of a new chapter in California history, the "post-partisan" era, explaining, "The question is not what are the needs of Republicans or Democrats? The real question is what are the needs of our people?… Post- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    Hughcifer Unhinged

    When it came to this election, Hugh Hewitt, our favorite unintentional radio comedian, fought a long, hard battle against reality. One expects no less from him. He took extraordinary measures to blind and deafen himself, even engaged in a little body-snatching from the Democratic political graveya ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Not a 'Stiff,' Nor a 'Loser'

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! The OC Weeklys Statewide picks

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2006

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ethnologist

    This morning's Los Angeles Times has a story based on a six minute audio tape, "obtained by The Times, of a meeting with some members of his inner circle last spring. At the time, Schwarzenegger was struggling to persuade Republican lawmakers to embrace his plan to place billions of dollars in borro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2006

    Two Shades of Green

    Perhaps it's only logical that in a state which has a man still trading on his movie role as a killer cyborg from the future as governor, politics would grow closer to comic books. Or perhaps it isn't. Either way, it's California. At last weekend's state GOP convention, the San Francisco Chronicl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2006

    Dianne Feinstein's Profile in Courage

    There was nothing surprising in the careful analysis on Glenn Greenwald's blog, Unclaimed Territory, of the gutless way Senate Democrats are scuttling away from Senator Russ Feingold's (D-Wisconsin) resolution to censure President Bush for his administration's illegal wiretapping program. Democrats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2006

    How Do You Spell Ethics? G-O-P

    Got the latest newsletter from my surfin' Congressman, Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). We only recall receiving these in the years ol' Dana's running for reelection (again and again and again -- and he's for term limits!). But this one is titled the Spring Newsletter, so maybe we've just toss ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 11, 2004
  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Blame the Democrats

    They need to stop acting like drunks at court-ordered AA meetings and sober up

  • Columns

    November 30, 2000
  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Party Pooper

    Doris Allen: 1936-1999

  • Columns

    August 27, 1998

    El Vez has left the building

    And GOP boys will be boys

  • Columns

    July 24, 1997

    Raises From The Dead

    Chris Cox's camouflaged class warfare

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