[Moxley Confidential] Plus, more legal shenanigans in the Jim Toledano extortion case
Twenty years ago, Luis J. Rodriguez wrote Always Running, the legendary memoir chronicling his transformation from cholo to Chicano activist. Now the author of fifteen books is looking to transform the state of California with a grassroots bid for the Governor's office--because if Norman Mailer coul ... More >>
After a House Hispanic Caucus meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez today blasted her Republican colleagues for blocking immigration reform. "The silly season is over," Sanchez said in a press statement after the meeting. The president ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And are all gabachos Mexican-haters?
[Moxley Confidential] DA's election-eve robocall for Irvine Democrat Larry Agran angers Orange County Republicans
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 >>
SO...while a lot of good happened in Orange County politics last night, so did a lot of evil. Not just did a bunch of former councilmembers who have nothing else to do with their sorry lives except run for offices in which they were termed out years ago win last night (Lucille Kring in Anaheim, Mike ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Yet more evidence emerges in the Democrat's Republican-vote-splitting caper
Child molesters, Shaheen Sadeghi, serial killers, Dana Rohrabacher and so many more!
This past Friday, the Hispanic 100--that group of lovable OC vendidos--held their annual gala at the Balboa Bay Club. I was supposed to go, but had a prior commitment, and it sucks because I was really looking forward to getting drunk with wabs who, unlike my progressive wab friends, have no qualms ... More >>
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Before we get to the shakers, if no one else has yet, may I be the first to blame Southern California's earthquake swarms and Hurricane Isaac on God's wrath for the Republicans nominating Mitt Romney over Rick Santorum?Or, perhaps the King of Kings is an Obama man and he's just pissed at the GOP for ... More >>
Mason Regional Park
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 >>
Give state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor credit: his reelection campaign has snagged help from someone with an astute eye for the ugly.Take a look at the Costa Mesa Republican's campaign hit mailers against Leslie Daigle, and you'll wonder what broom the Newport Beach city councilwoman and fellow GOP me ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] The longtime chairman of the OC Republican Party passes away and takes some great dirt with him
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 >>
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 >>
KXANAs Gabrielle Jane Nestande left her second court appearance in Texas related to charges she failed to stop and help a nanny mowed down by the 24-year-old's car, the scion of a powerful Orange County Republican was met today by family members and supporters of the deceased woman. More troublin ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Trunk off, GOP push-pollster!
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 >>
EXCLUSIVE! Super-secret plans are afoot to name Orange County's largest public-works project after the Great Communicator
[Moxley Confidential] Federal Appeals Court upholds the ex-sheriff's conviction, and he's finally headed to prison
Chairman BaughScott R. Baugh, chairman of the Orange County Republican Party, won't get another term in office without a fight.Longtime party activist Tim Whitacre has announced that he will challenge Baugh for the top slot at the county's most powerful political party.The news came this morning ... More >>
Four fliers delivered to my mailbox this afternoon bring to mind instant images of Meg Whitman, your Republican nominee for governor of California. What follows is the actual order I pulled these fliers out of the box at Casa de Coker:
U.S. News and World Report (they still exist) reported yesterday on a manufactured controversy by the Republican Party against their eternal llorona, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Seems Playboy founder and publisher Hugh Hefner tweeted earlier this week that he was having lunch with Loretta at t ... More >>
President Barack Obama's Tuesday evening speech announcing the end of major combat operations in Iraq generated heat on both sides of the aisle, with Republicans complaining he did not give George W. Bush enough credit and Democrats complaining, "This is what you chose to talk about with the econ ... More >>
And Republicans claim they'd forgone pork...Delores Barr over at OC180News.com reports that Dana Rohrabacher twice called President Barack Obama a "Marxist" Thursday at the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The line must have come after Rohrabacher fed himself. If you've seen the Huntingt ... More >>
Boxer: going downIt's interesting to see how the campaigns of the leading contenders for the U.S. Senate seat held by Barbara Boxer are reacting to a new Field Poll.For the sake of argument (and parochialism), we're including Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) among the leading contenders.The po ... More >>
NOH8 CampaignTale of the tapeIn the November 2008 election, 579,064 Orange County voters wanted John McCain to be president of the United States right now (versus 549,558 for Barack Obama). By extension, Cindy McCain was 50.2 percent of the electorate's choice for first lady (versus 47.6 percent ... More >>
Sorry to say I don't know much about Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. I went there once with a cute Vietnamese girl in 2001 to hear Nobel Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu speak, and I once asked South Orange County Community College District trustee and longtime GOP head Tom Fuentes about his ... More >>
Near the end of this Reid Wilson story on TheHill.com, Republicans indicate they will go hard at the congressional seat currently held by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) in 2010. "We are looking to some unconventional districts where we believe we can draft a top-flight candidate to ... More >>
It's been quite the guilty pleasure the last week seeing the local Right foaming about the California Superior Court's decision to allow homosexual marriage (hey, State Assemblywoman Mimi Walters: are you sure you want to be immortalized in the pantheon of OC GOP wackjobs like James "Barefoot Africa ... More >>
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in the U.S. House of Representatives on 5/22/07: A tsunami of illegal aliens is sweeping into our country, crowding our classrooms, closing our hospital emergency rooms, unleashing violent crime, and driving down wages. This is not theory. It is a harsh, threateni ... More >>
My pals over at OC Blog highlighted today an upcoming television program written by conservative Republicans who've gotten PBS to air a program called "Islam vs. Islamists," according to a press release. The show is happily billed as "the film PBS doesn't want you to see," a less than subtle slap at ... More >>
Is Congresswoman Sanchez a whore orworsea Republican?
Over at her Deadline Hollywood Daily column, Nikki Finke charts all the controversies swirling around American Idol contestant Tom Lowe. Her piece begins: American Idol 6 would be nothing without its controversy. The latest: 28-year-old ex-British boy-band'er Tom Lowe is the target of not just one ... More >>
The Los Angeles Daily News reported yesterday that the "newly empowered California House Democrats are extending an olive branch to a group that has shunned them for years: California Republicans." A meeting is scheduled for this afternoon when, in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, members of the tw ... More >>
With the Democrats taking the House and threatening to take the Senate at this hour, you might expect the Orange County GOP election night party at the Hyatt Regency Irvine to be a mopey affair. After all, a huge banner in the room proclaims this is "America's Most Republican County." But, other tha ... More >>
Overseas observers say we were sunk before we started: longtime political snipers at Moscow's eXile predict Republicans going two for two not so much because of fraud but because America gets the government it deserves, or deserves the government it gets, or both. Says editor Mark Ames: What makes u ... More >>
OC Blog has an interesting post on Orange County Republican Central Committee endorsements for various local offices. Even more entertaining are the back-and-forth comments between Weekly pal Jubal and Tim Whitacre--with some chiming in by Art Pedroza and Karen A Finn--about internal bylaws, and mot ... More >>
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