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RNC Does Not Want Us, Time To PUMA Romney

It seems Mitt Romney and his best buddies at the Republican National Committee want to win the nomination at all costs and they could care less how they win. The behavior Romney and his supporters are advocating against the only remaining viable opponent to his nomination is only going to make it harder for Ron Paul supporters to go to the Romney campaign and even feel good voting for him this November.

The news media and party establishment are trying to lead the nation that what happens in the voting results during the primaries counts, but in most states it does not. In states like Michigan it is the state party conventions that help lead the distribution of delegates. When Ron Paul’s team decided to contest the state party conventions it led to the Romney team to fight harder in ways not as ethical.

Even though Romney is fairly winning the delegates in states such as Texas, it seems he and his friends want to make sure the coronation does not get any interference. Conventions were stopped, ballots were stuffed, and people were assaulted because they exercised their political preference for Ron Paul.

People are wanting a consistent conservative and that is why many have moved to the Ron Paul campaign. Since Romney changes his views just as much as Madonna makes costume changes, it is harder for Republican voters to trust Romney.

Since Romney wants to silence Ron Paul supporters from getting influence in their state parties, maybe we need to PUMA Romney like how many Hillary supporters PUMA’ed Obama in 2008. For those not aware of the lingo, PUMA stands for Party Unity My Ass.

The key to a proper PUMA campaign is to deprive your vote for Romney who has not openly told his supporters to behave and stop acting like jack booted thugs. The goal is to advocate voting for Gary Johnson if Ron Paul is officially eliminated in the RNC Convention.  I know there is a cult of personality where people will vote for Ron Paul even if it does not count in particular in California since Ron Paul will likely not be an official write in candidate. Voting for Gary would help measure the lost votes Romney could of received in such swing states as Nevada, New Mexico and New Hampshire.

Immature behavior in states like Oklahoma, Missouri and Louisiana should make long time Republicans very uncomfortable in associating with Mitt Romney.  Even if you are not a devotee of the ideas of Ron Paul the unethical tactics of the party establishment such as shutting the convention early in Oklahoma to make sure the Ron Paul delegates were not selected. Or the Louisiana State Central Committee leader being roughed up by security when they did not realize that the previous chairman was removed.

If Romney wants to win swing states such as Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and New Hampshire he will need to make some amends to the followers of Ron Paul if he wants his campaign to keep getting traction. Just as how Goldwater inspired the generations after him, Ron Paul is doing the same making sure that the Republican Party has a voice for the next generations today. We need to live within our means so we can actually practice fiscal conservatism and personal responsibility whenever possible so we can offer a better future for our nation.

Top 2 – Destroying Voter Choice

2010 was the year when the Republican Party nominated horrific choices for Statewide Offices such as Meg Whitman who believed she could buy her election, Abel Maldonado who decided to ditch his taxpayer pledge with Grover Norquist, Steve Cooley, who believed Proposition 8 should be defended because it was passed by the voters, but if marijuana legalization passed with Proposition 19 Steve would refuse to defend it, which made Steve look foolish. Mike Villines, was bought and paid for by the insurance lobby and also backfired on his pledge to Grover as well.

Many of us ended up voting for the Libertarian Party that year because we were fed up of the choices the Republican Party gave us. And thanks to Abel Maldonado and Charles Munger Jr, they gave us the turd sandwich known as Proposition 14. If you do not like what the establishment feeds us in June we have to choose between giant douche and turd sandwich in November with no ability to write in a choice.

Because of Proposition 14, we are going to have less third parties where the Green Party, Libertarian Party and the Peace and Freedom Party will likely lose their ballot access. Minor party candidates have more roadblocks to getting on the ballot now thanks to Proposition 14 where they have to get the same amount of signatures required as Republicans and Democrats to get on the ballot for no charge at 1500 signatures for State Assembly and 3000 for congress and state senate. Before Proposition 14, minor parties only needed at most 150 signatures to get candidates on the ballot for legislative races.

Since Top 2 destroys the chance for a minor party to get nominated in a general election, getting 2% in a statewide non-presidential general election it will be harder for parties to maintain their ballot access. If we want to preserve Top 2 and preserve ballot access, it should also be based on the minor parties presidential candidate or the performance during the Top 2 primary to determine ballot qualified status.

Many of us do not want to live in a world where it is just Democrats, Republicans and opportunistic Decline to States who express no party preference. Third parties help deliver new ideas and help keep the major parties on course. If people do not like the war on marijuana or do not want nuclear power, they can take advantage of the different ideas expressed by the third parties in our state.

I may of liked Charles Munger in his quest to make the California Republican Party more electable, but Proposition 14 is more like throwing the baby with the bath water. Even though the base of the California Republican Party may believe they are the Utah Republican Party, having third party competition does help hit home that the Republican Party does need to evolve or die in California if they want a Republican revolution to hit our state in the near future.

Living in a Democratic Party leaning community, I am not pleased that I will be faced with two Democrats battling against each other for Congressional District 35 this November. Even though proponents say this will force the candidates to reach out to non Democratic Party voters aside from them sending countless political mail and robo calls, they are not doing much to find common ground with Republicans to win our vote. However political parties who are out of contention  are hoping that the fratricide ends up draining the bank accounts of their opposing party.

Top 2 is a fraud and I hope the courts end up tossing this experiment down the trash can. Forcing voters to choose a vote that they can not believe in is very dishonest, at least in Top 2 state of Washington people who do not run in the Top 2 primary can become write-in candidates in the general election.

Welcome to your California US Senate Candidates

California voters are facing complex choices in who should be the number 2 choice for US Senate in the Top 2 primary this June. Voters from all partisan affiliations are going to be able to choose from all the candidates like the California recall of 2003 and vote for their favorite choice to go on to the November election. The top 2 of the 24 filed will be chosen for the November election.

Since there is little name ID for most of the 23 candidates running against incumbent US Senator Dianne Feinstein and the lack of a good farm team for the Republican Party, it is basically anyone’s game this election.

First we will begin with the Democratic Party candidates, Colleen Shea Fernald, she is a peace activist and friend to the occupy movement. Colleen supports sustainable living and environmental health. If you like Dennis Kucinich, you should look into her campaign.

David Levitt, is a computer programmer who wants to establish a campaign that is more progressive than corporate friendly incumbent Dianne Feinstein. David believes in the platform Contract for the American Dream to support the core values of the progressive movement to make America a better place. If you want to end our war in Afghanistan, end the DEA raids and prohibition on marijuana providers and expand Medicare to all Americans David is your man. David believes that since most of the Republican candidates failed to inspire voters, he believes he could overtake the majority of them in this primary.

Nak Shah is a populist candidate who believes we should stop taking on loans from foreign nations that get us indebted to such as China and stop spending money on wars and spend the money on infrastructure and social programs.

Dianne Stewart is running to focus on the issues of promoting small business and improving our education system. Our spending cuts have made our education system drop down from number 7 to number 46, and our cuts in the safety net with Medicare to boot 65 and 66 year olds from the system will end up adding more cost for healthcare to younger people and the businesses who struggle to help provide health care for their employees. Basic medical needs are more expensive to pay for than a generation ago, and that needs to change.

Mike Strimling wants to tax the rich. The gap between the rich of the poor is expanding and he wants to redistribute the money to reduce the wealth gap. Mike believes America was strong when we had higher tax rates and basically when there is less public services its basically a tax on the poor. Mike has an argument on how higher taxes on the affluent will help bring prosperity to our nation.

Read on if you want to know about the Republican candidates running.

Continue reading Welcome to your California US Senate Candidates

For $200 I would rather spend it better.

I was encouraged to see if the San Bernardino County Republican Party was worth the commitment again, but it seemed for myself personally it was not worth the effort. California is going down the sinkhole of irrelevance, but I feel both major political parties do not fit my needs. However we live in a Coke and Pepsi society. If you drink RC cola, people think you are quite strange.

If I was a San Bernardino County Democratic Party member, I would cringe at the support for high taxation that drives the productive out of our state robbing us from jobs. Although I may feel comfortable with the San Bernardino County Democrats support of my equal rights, there will be no jobs in our communities due to their policies.

If I was a San Bernardino County Republican Party member, I would cringe when people are passing out flyers and petitions to deny me from my equal rights. However the people in the room are eagerly wanting to bring job creation and opportunity to our communities.

I wish we could bring the best of both worlds to make a perfect fusion political party. Maybe this will happen when candidates such as Gary Johnson make an impression to help make the Libertarian Party the best third party in the United States. Maybe we can bring back the spirit of the Bull Moose Party.

This year I will likely vote for Gary Johnson, leave my US Senate vote blank this November due to the Top 2 measure that deprives voters of voter choice, Gloria Negrette Mcleod for Congress and support Ken Coble for State Assembly. Maybe this explains why many people are decline to state because they never vote a straight party ticket.

In June, I will be supporting Ron Paul for President, and Rick Williams for US Senate. However I do not feel comfortable voting for either Elizabeth Emken OR Dianne Feinstein because I feel they are not within my values.

I was disgusted by the number of people who supported the regressive party platform in the California Republican state convention, maybe it will take a few more landslide Democratic Party victories until the party realizes what they need to do to get young people, Latinos, women and even moderates in the party.

I will likely set up an exploratory committee for the likely special election in 2013 for Assembly District 52. I am not likely to  accept a party label. I will be inclusive to minority groups and still promote job creation in our state.

Secretary of State (California) : Christina Tobin

This year I am moving away from the Democratic and Republican Party nominees for Secretary of State by supporting Christina Tobin, the Libertarian Party nominee for Secretary of State. Christina is more qualified to become Secretary of State than the Republican Party nominee Damon Dunn who just started voting a few years ago and would do the job better than the incumbent Democratic Party nominee Debra Bowen.

Christina believes voters deserve electoral choice and has worked to defend the rights of people to have a choice in what political party they would like to support or run for office as. States have worked hard to maintain the two party monopolies where it makes it hard for parties such as the Green and Libertarian Parties to establish access to a particular state’s ballot where in Illinois third parties had to have five times the number of signatures to get on a ballot. Christina and her organization Free and Equal have worked to make sure those third parties establish or protect their ballot access from state interference.

Aside from campaigning for Secretary of State, she is helping to fight the recently passed Proposition 14 in the courts so voters will get their option to have write-in candidates and a choice during the general election of the third parties.

Independents, Greens and Libertarians have come to trust Christina throughout the years. She will work for the people, not for big business supporting Damon Dunn or George Soros supporting Debra Bowen. However she will work for you.