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Friday, August 01, 2008

Dueling Bedfellows: Moderate Republicans versus Conservative Democrats

A couple weeks ago, I did a post on the Democrats for Strickland web site. Today I heard about a new group called Moderate Republicans for Jackson. Many thanks to a dedicated reader for sending me the press release.

They claim to include former State Senator Cathie Wright, former Ventura Republican Chair Bill Larkin and a few other notables that are primarily Ventura County-based. Of course, Strickland's tobacco contributions were mentioned in the press release. Perhaps most interesting was comments about the California Club for Growth -- which we are told has a mission to kill the careers of moderate Republicans. Their website is located at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/RepublicansforHBJ/

“Our group, Moderate Republicans for Jackson, was formed out of concern that Strickland is a man who is far removed from the beliefs and ethical standards held by the majority of people in our neighborhoods,” Larkin said. “Tony Strickland is an extremist. He was the founding president of the California Club for Growth, part of the ultra right-wing National Club for Growth which has made it a mission to destroy the political careers of moderate Republicans.”


It seems both campaigns feel this race will be won or lost in Ventura County -- and they are probably correct. It also seems this race is more about who is more extreme than the other. At least we are seeing Jackson's supporters back their support up with descriptions of legislation she authored and exactly who supports her.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous sa1 said...

A note to the moralistic high and mighty, greedy consumeristic authoritarians of the world...

Oh We're Not Gonna Take It
no, We Ain't Gonna Take It
oh We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore

we've Got The Right To Choose And
there Ain't No Way We'll Lose It
this Is Our Life, This Is Our Song
we'll Fight The Powers That Be Just
don't Pick Our Destiny 'cause
you Don't Know Us, You Don't Belong

oh You're So Condescending
your Gall Is Never Ending
we Don't Want Nothin', Not A Thing From You
your Life Is Trite And Jaded
boring And Confiscated
if That's Your Best, Your Best Won't Do

oh.....................
oh.....................
we're Right/yeah
we're Free/yeah
we'll Fight/yeah
you'll See/yeah

oh We're Not Gonna Take It
no, We Ain't Gonna Take It
oh We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore
no Way!

oh.....................
oh.....................
we're Right/yeah
we're Free/yeah
we'll Fight/yeah
you'll See/yeah

we're Not Gonna Take It
no, We Ain't Gonna Take It
we're Not Gonna Take It Anymore

just You Try And Make Us
we're Not Gonna Take It
come On
no, We Ain't Gonna Take It
you're All Worthless And Weak
we're Not Gonna Take It Anymore
now Drop And Give Me Twenty
we're Not Gonna Take It
oh Crinch Pin
no, We Ain't Gonna Take It
oh You And Your Uniform
we're Not Gonna Take It Anymore


You know who you are....

8/02/2008 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Greenie said...

Well I am pleased to hear this but isn't it a bit too late. The current Bush administration will have us locked into a necessary "Growth" mode for at least a decade to come in order to dig ourselves out of debt and deficits. Many " people in our neighborhoods" are in serious jeopardy due to the mudslinging and name calling by Republicans for decades now. Republicans care about their own neighorhoods and their right to run roughshot over any other neighborhood that tries to get in their way of a good time. I really do not understand what took these "Moderate" republicans so long to take action. And why aren't they going after these Republicans now in control and right now. At the federal level Republicans are currently letting the Democratic Majority take the heat for 60+ Republican filibusters. Republicans have lost all integrity and the only way to restore it is for a grass roots Republican led charge to IMPEACH!

8/02/2008 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Don't blame me.... said...

Obama's latest and most shocking "flip-flop" (some of us just call it obamaism) on oil drilling further lowers the bar on one of the signature issues of California Dems. now what. ok, bring on the Obama apologists....(Sara--probably could use a separate post on this one)

8/03/2008 12:12 PM  

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