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Sun May 6, 2018, 05:07 PM

California GOP Worries About Getting Shut Out

“For anyone wondering about the state of the Republican Party in California these days, consider this: There may be no Republican candidate for governor or United States senator on the state’s ballot this November,” the New York Times reports.

“That dispiriting possibility is beginning to sink in for California Republicans, against the backdrop of a divisive debate among its candidates and leaders on how the embattled party can become competitive again in a state where Ronald Reagan was elected twice as governor and that Richard M. Nixon called home.”

“If Republicans fall short in capturing one of those two November slots next month, which members of both parties say is a strong possibility, it would apparently be the first election where there was no major party candidate for both the Senate and governor races since 1914.”


https://politicalwire.com/2018/05/06/california-gop-worries-about-getting-shut-out/

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Reply California GOP Worries About Getting Shut Out (Original post)
RandySF May 2018 OP
Me. May 2018 #1
beachbum bob May 2018 #2
Initech May 2018 #3
OnDoutside May 2018 #4
BigmanPigman May 2018 #6
beachbum bob May 2018 #33
BigmanPigman May 2018 #34
beachbum bob May 2018 #37
wryter2000 May 2018 #5
RandySF May 2018 #7
wryter2000 May 2018 #8
RandySF May 2018 #9
TeamPooka May 2018 #11
Bucky May 2018 #13
TeamPooka May 2018 #14
Bucky May 2018 #15
TeamPooka May 2018 #16
TeamPooka May 2018 #10
Cha May 2018 #25
Bucky May 2018 #12
MurrayDelph May 2018 #24
Vogon_Glory May 2018 #17
sinkingfeeling May 2018 #18
RandySF May 2018 #21
NewJeffCT May 2018 #35
grantcart May 2018 #19
DoctorJoJo May 2018 #20
Beartracks May 2018 #22
aggiesal May 2018 #23
calimary May 2018 #26
GWC58 May 2018 #28
Blue Owl May 2018 #27
roamer65 May 2018 #29
Upthevibe May 2018 #30
RandomAccess May 2018 #31
Upthevibe May 2018 #32
NewJeffCT May 2018 #36
Demsrule86 May 2018 #38

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:10 PM

1. Bu Bye

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:12 PM

2. Hopefully we lose all California GOP congressional reps too

 

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:16 PM

3. Dana, Ed, and Devin all need to go.

Dana and Devin especially need to go before Mueller and hopefully land a one way indictment. Traitors.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:17 PM

4. That's the thing, this should happen too unless someone can crack heads

and people get over their egos.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:38 PM

6. Several months ago I read that if all the GOP congressmen flipped than

there would be enough to flip the entire House. I am not unrealistic and I know that would be asking for an impossibility, but if we could get rid of a few that would be great!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Mon May 7, 2018, 05:37 AM

33. not enough in California alone.....

 

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #33)

Mon May 7, 2018, 07:57 AM

34. It seemed like too many are needed.

Besides, all of ours are definitely not flipping unfortunately.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #34)

Mon May 7, 2018, 08:21 AM

37. we only need to flip 25 or so nationwide and flipping 50 or more is in play

 

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:27 PM

5. Currently they are shut out of power

We have controlling majorities in the legislature and all the the statewide elected positions.

I was wondering how we get Newsom and Villaraigosa both at the top in the primaries. I haven't decided which one to vote for yet.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #5)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:00 PM

7. I'm certain that Newsom will get the top spot

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Response to RandySF (Reply #7)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:04 PM

8. I really want them to be 1 and 2

So they're the top two on the final ballot. I wonder if voting for Villaraigosa is the best way to achieve that.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #8)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:14 PM

9. I think so

Remember that this is a wide open jungle primary with NPP voters participating. So Newsom and Villaragosa are not fighting over Democrats only.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #5)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:13 PM

11. Vote Newsom. I lived in LA while Villaraigosa was mayor. He cheated on his wife with a reporter.

I know Gavin has ambition but I have never seen a more calculating ambitious man than Villaraigosa.
If he won the general election I do believe he would start running for POTUS right away in 2020.
This is the DU member formerly known as TeamPooka.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #11)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:20 PM

13. Newsom and Villaraigosa are identical in those concerns

Gavin had an affair with the wife of one of his top supporters and aides. That's a stab-in-the-back too. And he is just as likely to start running for president 2020 as Villaraigosa.

Endorse the guy you want, but you have yet to show real difference between the two candidates

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Response to Bucky (Reply #13)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:36 PM

14. Villaraigosa was against legal weed until he started running for Gov. He allowed pot shops in LA

to be raided and closed when he was mayor and refused to endorse medical or legal weed forever.
He is endorsed by police unions because he's that guy. Mr. Arrest people Law and Order.
He was letting LAPD and DEA raid shops complying with state law.
Current mayor Garcetti does not allow LAPD to work with DEA.

He's good at cashing in too.
Since leaving the Los Angeles mayor’s office in 2013, Antonio Villaraigosa has made more than $4 million by advising companies such as Herbalife, Banc of California and natural resources company Cadiz...
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-here-s-how-antonio-villaraigosa-made-1511308703-htmlstory.html

Herbalife should say it all.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #14)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:39 PM

15. Okay, that was better

We make better decisions when we go with governance issues rather than personality traits

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Response to Bucky (Reply #15)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:42 PM

16. I had not heard that about Gavin and am dissapointed but still believe he has made better policy

choices as a politician than the others.
And I want Kamala Harris to run for President in 2020 so both of these guys better stay out of that.
This is the DU member formerly known as TeamPooka.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:09 PM

10. Shut them Out! That's why I love it here in CA.

This is the DU member formerly known as TeamPooka.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #10)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:58 PM

25. I'm happy for you! All you Californians!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:17 PM

12. That's the very thing it's designed to do. Produce a moderate candidate.

If you have two Democrats running for statewide office, it's a safe assumption (but not a slam dunk certainty) that the more moderate of the two will be favored to win.

That's exactly the point of California's run-off system, which they copied from Louisiana. The idea is to keep the extremes of both parties counter checked against the need to run with an eye toward the general election in November.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #12)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:31 PM

24. Wasn't this something the Republicans originally pushed?

If so, it would again show they never consider the consequences of their actions.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:47 PM

17. I'm from Texas and can imagine how they feel

We Texas Democrats have been frozen out of state offices for the better part of two decades. Texas is a de facto one party state.

Yes, I have a message for California Republicans. We feel your pain, but we have no empathy. We wish it was your Texas Republican colleagues who were in your position.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:50 PM

18. Can California please eliminate Mr. Nunes?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #18)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:07 PM

21. If Newsom and Villaragosa make it a one-two on the November ballot

we have a VERY good chance of making it a bad night for California Republicans in November, from the Senate all the way to Library Board.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #18)

Mon May 7, 2018, 08:05 AM

35. and Dana Rohrabacher

putin's favorite congressmen.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:55 PM

19. This has great long term effects. If they don't appear on any statewide ballot it undermines

Their ability to have sufficient name recognition the next time.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:58 PM

20. California Just Passed the UK As the Fifth Largest Economy In the World

 

So it is especially gratifying that the Demos are sweeping their politics, too. BTW: Mother Russia is not even in the top ten of world economies!

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Reply #20)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:10 PM

22. Probably why Russia wants to kneecap the USA. They (and China)...

... are keen on increasing their influence across the globe, and a distracted, misled America leaves a power/influence vacuum that makes that possible.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:20 PM

23. As California goes, so goes the nation ...

This will eventually happen to the rest of the nation,
once they figure out that the GOP stands for Greedy One Percent.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:09 PM

26. Boo-freakin'-hoo. Gee, I'm so broken-hearted... NOT!!!!

I think it might do these bastards some good to sit things out for awhile and do some brutally serious thinking. About who and what they are and what they tell everybody they’re all about, compared to what they actually wind up doing (as in - selling their souls - and selling out their country - for fame, fortune, and ESPECIALLY power).

They should wander in the wilderness from coast to coast until they sincerely come to their senses and repent.

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Response to calimary (Reply #26)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:50 PM

28. I wish Maryland was as progressive as

California. True we’re a “blue state,” just not a progressive state.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:25 PM

27. See you in hell GOP

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:53 PM

29. I want to see Repukes eliminated from CA, NY and New England on November 6th.

Completely wiped out...gone.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #29)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:31 PM

30. I want to see them eliminated from EVERYWHERE! N/T

Completely gone...........

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:40 PM

31. Wow. How cool is that!!

 

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:46 PM

32. I like Gavin Newsom a lot....

His baggage is basically that affair he had with his campaign manager's wife. Villaraigosa did a crap job here in L.A. I was excited when he was elected and was so disappointed by the half-ass job he did. Newsom has been on the cutting edge for years: He ordered city hall officials to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples way back in 2004. On guns: “My grandfather committed suicide, but not before putting his daughter — my mother — and her twin against the fireplace and saying he was going to blow their brains out,” Newsom said. “That’s how I grew up. That’s how I found out about guns. “I can’t stand ’em.”

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 08:17 AM

36. I'll send them thoughts & prayers

and the world's smallest violin

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2018, 08:32 AM

38. Maybe they shouldn't have voted for Trump's shitty policy.

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