[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!
Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
We'll always love the Gypsy Den because...well, it's the pinche Gypsy Den, as essential to OC Weekly identity as Bob Dornan and bashing the GOP. But let's be honest: for the past couple of years, the Den has rested a bit much on its reputation for good veggie eats, better coffee, and a slab of ca ... 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 >>
Remember that New Jersey mayor Moxley wrote about a couple months ago, the one who was married, with children and a rising GOP star before a male hooker claimed the politician hired him for an illicit, $500 rendezvous inside a Newport Beach hotel? Come now, surely you recall Medford's Chris Myer ... 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 >>
Obama finally gets Sanchez backingAppearing this afternoon on MSNBC, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez defended President Barack Obama's morning speech declaring that he will not allow Republicans to continue to force the poor and middle class to pay for massive tax cuts for the rich.In ... More >>
EXCLUSIVE! Super-secret plans are afoot to name Orange County's largest public-works project after the Great Communicator
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 >>
As Tom DeLay moseys into a possible life prison sentence after being convicted today of federal money laundering charges, let us turn to his pal and Huntington Beach's Surfin' Congresstool, Dana Rohrabacher.We'll begin with something spit out of the Mouth That Rohrabachered, followed by a slimy c ... More >>
Election 2010: Scenes from some of the few races where Dems didn't get tsunami'd
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 >>
[Moxley Confidential] Is GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman really Arnold Schwarzenegger with a skirt?
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 >>
I've long assumed that President Ronald Reagan's famous quote about Orange County--where the good Republicans go to die--was first uttered at the El Toro base, just before he launched his 1984 reelection campaign at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. Color me shocked, then, when I recently bought ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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