Labor Day -- So what? Another government holiday to placate the socialist unions.
Are you happy now that Van Jones resigned?

Can we afford Meg Whitman and/or Carly Fiorina in California politics?

As we approach 2010, I am worried not only for our beloved America, but for our Golden State of California. In both cases, democrats have all but destroyed our nation and our state with their outrageous personal behavior and pandering to the special interests.

Therefore, I ask you …

What do these women have in common?

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  • They are all powerful and accomplished women.
  • They are all politicians or want to be politicians.
  • The top three are democrats in office.
  • The bottom two are Republicans who are considering running for political office.

But there is another similarity that worries me greatly …

They are all Northern California “liberal” elites who appear to want to tell you how you must live your life.

The two Republican contenders have a somewhat distinguished background in business. Unfortunately, the almost absolute power that comes with being a Chief Executive Officer of a corporation cannot be found in politics; where you must deal with an extremely vocal opposition an a well-entrenched bureaucracy. And especially when you are in the minority party.

As Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina pursue their political future with their exploratory committees, I suggest to my readers that they think about exactly what it is these Northern California liberals can do if they should ascend to the Governorship and the Senate (respectively)?

How are their ideas any different from the ideas put forth by others?

There is no secret to good governance: it is simply doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons.

We have seen Northern California liberals muck up our government with their profligate spending, social engineering and an almost endless pandering to the special interests that fund their campaigns.

Being rich does not seem to insulate us from greedy, ego-maniacal politicians. Our current governor, from that other liberal bastion Brentwood, California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, claimed that he was “too rich” to be bought; and yet he turned into one of the biggest political whores in the history of California, outdoing the fundraising and pandering of his predecessor, Gray Davis, who was recalled for his wanton and tax-raising ways.

Why should we provide these two wealthy, Northern California women with the chance to further turn California from its former status as the Golden State to the welfare headquarters for illegal aliens and a disproportionate 30% of the nation’s welfare cases?

It is now time to demand answers to real questions – not softball questions designed to facilitate pre-packaged and spin-tested answers.

I want a hard and fast stance on:

  • Spending policy;
  • Illegal aliens;
  • Social engineering;
  • An out-of-control unionized government impacting two-thirds of non-educational funding;
  • A  failed educational system; and most importantly
  • The repair and replacement of our crumbling infrastructure.

I do not want “whitepapers,” study commissions and/or vague answers. If you don’t have a plan and don’t have a team, you don’t have my vote.

I cannot and will not forgive Arnold Schwarzenegger for turning his back on the Republican party and appointing a long-time, far-left, liberal lesbian as his Chief of Staff. Or leaving prominent democrats in positions of power to placate the democrat majority in our legislature. The man who portrayed himself as a fiscal conservative and social moderate – turned out to be Teddy Kennedy in disguise. A true RINO (Republican In Name Only).

It is time to throw all of the bastards in the legislature and the Administration out of office. If for no other reason than to remind those remaining politicians and bureaucrats that they work for us.

It is time that we cease creating a special class of citizens who will get their same salary, with cost of living adjustments, for the rest of their lives along with lifelong healthcare for sitting in a cubicle. These people should not have guaranteed jobs or retirement benefits – but need to be employed on the same fiscal basis as are those workers in the private sector who now must shoulder the burden of a non-working bureaucratic infrastructure which is killing our state.

So think twice before signing on to the political campaigns of newcomers or endorsing current politicians.

I am already suspicious of Meg Whitman …

ABC News is reporting that …

”Van Jones, the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is Number 46 of the petitioners from the so-called ‘Truther’ movement which suggests that people in the administration of President George W. Bush ‘may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.’"

”He has been praised from leaders ranging from Al Gore to former eBay CEO (and Republican) Meg Whitman, who in May said  that Jones is doing ‘a marvelous job… I’m a huge fan of his. He is very bright, very articulate, very passionate. I think he is exactly right.’”

"In 2005 Jones told the East Bay Express that the acquittal of Rodney King's assailants in 1992 in that infamous police brutality case changed him significantly. ‘I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th,’ he said. ‘By August, I was a communist.’"

”Jones and other young activists in 1994 formed a group called Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM, rooted in Marxism and Leninsm.” <Source: ABC News>

It’s bad enough that Van Jones is advising President Obama and seemingly injecting Marxist and racist ideology into his work as an environmental advisor, but the praise for Jones by Whitman is extremely troubling. I worry about electing another rich, limousine liberal dilettante to represent California. Say what you will about Schwarzenegger, but I have never heard him disparage his country or embrace Marxism.

We need substantive change – not the Obama plan where style triumphs over substance. Where media matters more than results.

-- steve


OneCitizenSpeaking: Saying out loud what you may be thinking …

  1. Nancy Pelosi – San Francisco (Pacific Heights)
  2. Barbara Boxer – Oakland
  3. Diane Feinstein – San Francisco
  4. Meg Whitman – Atherton 
  5. Carly Fiorina – Los Altos Hills

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