Experts Expound

Experts Expound

California was solidly Obama country in 2008. What about next year, given the deep unemployment, the still-weakening economy, the voters’ unhappiness with government and disenchantment from the left with Obama?

All true, but way too soon to tell.  Libs have no place to go.  Depends on who the Republican nominee is and what the issues

Experts Expound

Experts Expound

“Are Capitol Republicans out-of-step with Republicans out there in the real world? The latest Field Poll suggests exactly that — at least on whether ballot initiatives should all be pushed to November. What do you think?”

Well, I don’t understand what world Republicans are living in, either under the Dome, or out in the cities

Big Daddy

Big Daddy

Dear Big Daddy,Any thoughts on the recent CRP convention?– Vaccinated in Visalia

Dear V,I know where you’re going with this: Michele Bachmann thinks the HPV vaccine causes retardation.

Correction: “thinks.”

Now I will admit that Bachmann might have some insight into what makes someone retarded. The next question, of course, would be, “Does it also

Big Daddy

Big Daddy

Dear Big Daddy,How did DiFi get played for such a fool? Dang!–Ponzi-watching in Poway

Dear The Ponz,When you’re a campaign finance manager, your number one goal is to stay out of the news. If you do that, everything else is probably going okay. By that measure — and, well, all others — Kinde Durkee ain’t

Experts Expound

Experts Expound

The Kinde Durkee scandal is spreading. A number of politicos have lost campaign funds, and there may be more. What impact, if any, will this case have on elections next year?

Because there are contribution limits at both the federal and state levels, much of the stolen money cannot be replaced. Donors who have already

Experts Expound

Experts Expound

“Given demographics and voting trends, realistically, what is the future of the Republican Party in California?”

Their immediate future (this political generation), appears to have ended in 1994 when Gov. Pete Wilson declared war on “illegal aliens.” Bye, bye, Latino vote.

Add toxic incompetence to that mix and you have another decade of decline. They

Big Daddy

Big Daddy

Dear Big Daddy,What do you think is wrong with the Legislature?–Sunny in Encinitas

Dear Sunny,

Nothing.

The problem isn’t the elected officials. The problem is the people who elect them.

Never have I seen such an uninformed and disengaged voting public as I see today. Even in the worst days of Goodwin Knight or George

Big Daddy

Big Daddy

Ed’s Note: Big Daddy had to go to a funeral this week, so we’re running a favorite column that seems to have a life of its own.

Hey Big Daddy,I hear rumors all the time about legislative staffers having affairs with lawmakers, especially the women with their male bosses. Big Daddy, you know women. What

Experts Expound

Experts Expound

“The Battle for the City of Vernon is over. What was this fight really about? Who are the real winners and losers?”

Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

Still not clear how this one became the fight

Big Daddy

Big Daddy

Hey Big Daddy,So, finally, for the first time in modern history, there may be two-thirds Democratic majorities in each house after next year’s elections. Are you happy?–Wondering in Westminster

Dear Wondering,I’m so happy I could spit.

It’s been a long-time coming, as my favorite pock-marked singer noted in the 1960s. When you follow the money,

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