Blog Posts - December 2016

Statement on the Passing of Former California Lieutenant Governor Ed Reinecke

By netboots, on Dec 27, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Today, Senator Jim Brulte (Ret.) issued the following statement on the passing of former California Lieutenant Governor Ed Reinecke.

Statement on the Passing of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit

By netboots, on Dec 27, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Today, Senator Jim Brulte (Ret.) issued the following statement on the passing of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit. 

California Republican Party Announces Selection of Kristin Olsen as Vice Chair

By netboots, on Dec 9, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California Republican Party Board of Directors has selected Kristin Olsen as the California Republican Party Vice Chair. Olsen recently won a seat on the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors after leaving the Assembly due to term limits. Olsen was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2010 to represent California’s 12th District and served as the Assembly Republican Leader from 2014 to early 2016.

When the D is More Important Than Deported Immigrants

By netboots, on Dec 6, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

By Hector Barajas

Today’s headlines tout Democratic legislator’s stated goals of protecting undocumented immigrants by “urging President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introducing urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and help public defenders protect the state's immigrants.” In their excitement to reiterate the Democrat’s words, California reporters forgot to ask one VERY important question: Where were all of you when President Barack Obama was deporting three million immigrants?

Progressive San Francisco Gentry Reject Low-Income Seniors

By netboots, on Dec 1, 2016

[Source: California Republican Party News]

By Hector Barajas

In 2015, San Francisco overwhelmingly voted (74.6% yes, 25.74% no) in favor of Local Measure A, a housing bond that authorized the City’s use of up to $310 million to fund affordable housing programs. Once plans were put in place for a new affordable housing project for low-income seniors in the affluent Forest Hill community, however, NIMBY residents took out their pitchforks.

The president of the Forest Hill Association labeled the project a “Russian gulag.” Other residents worried about how these “low income seniors would change the feel of the area.”

Ironic? How could this happen? By every indicator, the wealthy community of Forest Hill qualifies as a Democratic paradise. It’s an area with $1–1.4 million homes, single-digit Republican registration and where 78% voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but just 14% for Donald Trump.

Why, if they voted in favor of the affordable housing bond, are they opposing its implementation in their community? 

Could it be that being progressive is only a one-way proposition, never something to apply to your own neighborhood?