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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Thursday

Can I get a refund?

-With the overwhelming defeat of Proposition 23, the Koch Brothers/Texas Oil attempt to halt implementation of AB32; environmentalists, venture capitalists, and conservation groups are now feeling empowered;

"It (the defeat of Prop 23) is the largest public referendum in history on climate and clean energy policy," said Fred Krupp, president of the New York-based Environmental Defense Fund. "There has never been anything this big. It is going to send a signal to other parts of the country and beyond."
-Harry Reid, who narrowly defeated Tea Party/Screw Loose candidate Sharon Angle, says that "Nevadans chose hope over fear". Sharon Angle, along with Colorado gubernatorial hopeful Tom Tancredo, had run campaigns heavy on the anti-illegal immigration rhetoric. All three lost in Tuesday's election. 
By contrast, Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer easily won re-election by making the state's controversial (and currently suspended) SB1070 immigration law the cornerstone of her campaign.

-In related news, Republicans, who now control the House, took the opportunity today to offer an olive branch to Democrats and pledged a spirit of compromise and new cooperation by promising to overturn Obamacare. They also vowed to defund any programs that Obama protects by vetoing their actions. Senator Mitch McConnell went the extra mile and assured the conservative Heritage Foundation that this was all an effort to deny Obama another term in 2012. McConnell also said that Democrats would pay the price if they don't cooperate with the new Republican agenda. Compromise is a beautiful thing, isn't it?

-UCLA's world arts and cultures dept, will be transforming LA City Hall into a dance performance space this Saturday and again on Nov 13. The show, called "Governing Bodies" will feature dancers costumed as government workers who will explore and utilize various area of City Hall;

"The performance will take the audience through all parts of the historic building, beginning at the rotunda, passing through long hallways into the City Council Chambers, which includes a half circle of chairs and pews, and eventually arriving outside on the courtly Spring Street steps."
Full details at The Daily Bruin.

And finally, did you know that President Obama saved capitalism but it cost him the mid term elections? Now you do.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Praise Jesus. Nevada hates racism too.

Overturn Obamacare my ass.

November 04, 2010 2:26 AM  

Anonymous Screw Compromise said:

Re: olive branches and compromise, Michelle Malkin really nails this one:

Take Your Olive Branch and Shove It, Democrats

Just two short years ago, Obama campaigned as the transcendent unifier. “Young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled, and not disabled, Americans have sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of red states and blue states,” he proclaimed. “We have been and always will be the United States of America.” It’s been an Us vs. Them freefall ever since.

“We don’t mind the Republicans joining us,” Obama taunted a few weeks ago. “They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”

November 04, 2010 6:55 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

Joe, what happened to Benito? Did they find out he was here illegally?

But really, you seem smart, your thoughts are well written out, but why are you so ignorant?

And you're not the only. Most liberals in CA are well educated yet so ass backwards on issues. The liberal agenda has destroyed CA. Nearly 16 years of power in Sac town, billions of dollars from unions, hollywood, and Soros, and the state is in shambles. But the libs, like you, stick with them and their failed agenda.


I know you're going to blame the republicans, because the minority spent all of those special interest laws, wrote and passed flawed budgets, and party like rock stars off the salaries earned by elementary school teachers.

Nationally, the childish antics on not taking responsibility for one's mistakes was repudiated.

So tell us Joe... why do you keep following the same failed policies, the same failed party, the same failed leaders, the same corrupt and conniving special interest groups?

November 04, 2010 6:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Finally, some sanity among the voters.

In California, we couldn't come up with anything better than an out-of-touch billionaire and a crackpot former Governor from 30+ years ago.

California deserves all of the problems we have.

For those of you who can't afford to live in California, with its ridiculous taxes and companies leaving, you should have done more to find better candidates.

Arizona RE-elected someone who is trying to do something about their #1 problem.

November 04, 2010 8:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trojan 2002 needed to watch Jon Stewart's rally this past weekend. Badly.

November 04, 2010 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can you please remove the "Los Angeles" part of your blog description and change it to Home of "Washington" Politics?

November 04, 2010 10:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm with 10:49am

I commented yesterday that Red Spot left a whole bunch of names from his Winners/Losers list in the election on Tuesday, and Red Spot wrote "We keep it local, I didn't forget."

Except that Red Spot apparently doesn't know that Marco Rubio is not local. And that the Governor takeovers by the Republicans isn't local.

It's odd how Red Spot never says he made a mistake. He just tries to cover and makes a stupid thing worse.

Red Spot does virtually no checking on his facts, as confirmed by the activity of last week. Some "journalist" he turns out to be!

November 04, 2010 12:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:03 -why don't you offer to write for Mayor Sam.

A fact checking smarty pants would be a good addition.

November 04, 2010 12:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I used to.

November 04, 2010 1:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:36, I gotta add that I was so good at the job that others couldnt handle it

It is much easier for higby to let the fools foam at the mouth than establish any kind of standards. Except that blew up on him last week. I guess one or two days of pain each year is worth it to higby

November 04, 2010 1:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LOVE this quote from Ann Coulter today: "Republican landslides are apparently inevitable whenever Democrats try to turn our health care over to the Department of Motor Vehicles."

November 04, 2010 1:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As I have been saying Joe.....you got your dream ticket elected....it is now time to see if your team is up to leading this state out of the abyss. My money is things are going to get a lot worse, taxes will go up, and a lot more jobs will leave your Utopia. Good Luck, your guys are going to need it!

November 04, 2010 3:19 PM  

Anonymous g said:


November 04, 2010 3:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trojan2002, why so white and angry?

November 04, 2010 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


The reason we're getting gridlock for the next few years is because Obama had EVERYTHING. The White House and both houses of Congress.

Unemployment rose to 25% higher than Obama said it would rise to if we gave him a TRILLION to spend.

In Nevada, there's 14.4% unemployment, and the "real" unemployment rate there is about 20%.

People now see the Obama election as an experiment that didn't work. Obama didn't do the things or was the type of leader he said he would be.

I would post the normal Wall Street Journal link herein, but Joe B. rarely lets us post articles that show his position to be incorrect. So why bother?

Anyway, the past two years went very quickly, and so will the next two. As long as the Republicans don't nominate Palin, they'll get the White House, and more of the House of Reps and the Senate.

Good try, that Obama experiment. Didn't work. Next!

November 04, 2010 4:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:13 /1:15 PM

Very interesting. Must have been before my time here.
Sorry I missed you.


November 04, 2010 6:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The damage that Bush and his greedy banker friends did to the economy is not something that any single person, even a president could reverse in a year and a half.

To think otherwise is to show a complete lack of understanding about how our national economy w2orks.

November 04, 2010 10:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh I know who 1:13 /1:15 PM is!!!

November 05, 2010 7:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know who Trojan 2002 is. Trouble with a capitalistic T.

The other side of the hill needs you. Move there.

November 06, 2010 1:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now that Obama lost he wants to unite with Republicians. He didn't want that before.

Funny how times change.

November 07, 2010 7:05 AM  

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