Frank Barbaro, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County, had a fit today because independent Congressional candidate Cecilia Iglesias got caught in a picture with Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate for Governor, over at the O.C. Register.
Hard to blame Iglesias. I can’t stand Whitman, but the California Democrats failed to recruit ANY Latinos for statewide office – and the best they could do for Governor was to nominate a retread who is doing a poor job of reaching out to Latinos, while Whitman is pandering non-stop to Latino voters.
Barbaro sent out an email statement: “Voting records show that Ceci walks like a Republican, talks like a Republican and votes as a Republican. While she may have ‘changed’ her party registration to Decline to State in 2009 so that she could qualify for the charade of running in the 47th Congressional District in 2010, she requested GOP ballots for elections in 2008 and 2006. I think she needs to explain why she is so embarrassed about being a Republican.”
Fair enough, but why isn’t Barbaro saying anything about John Leos, the Republican candidate for the Anaheim City Council who is actually a shill for the Orange County Employees Association? Leos has the support of a bunch of Democrats – even though there are two good Democrats in that race – Bill Dalati and John Santoianni. C’mon Barbaro – why are you sticking up for Sanchez but not for Dalati and Santoianni?
Sanchez now says she never endorsed this immigrant basher
What about the Orange City Council candidate Robert Louis Douglas, who Barbaro and the DPOC endorsed this year even though the guy is an immigrant basher? Click here to read all about that.
And where was Barbaro’s ire in 2008, when the turncoat Liberal OC bloggers crawled in bed with Red County editor Matt Cunningham and GOP consultant Mike Schroeder, as well as the OCEA, and a bunch of Van Tran’s acolytes, to attack my campaign for the Santa Ana City Council – when I was running against Republican Carlos Bustamante? Boy did that blow up in their face – Bustamante won and now he is hosting fundraisers for Van Tran, the Republican opponent to Sanchez!
And of course Barbaro said nothing when Lib OC favorite David Benavides got caught and exposed this week at the OC Weekly, trying to split the vote in Ward 6, to help Republican Thomas Gordon to take out Democrat incumbent Sal Tinajero. Fortunately Gordon failed to get enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.
Barbaro was also silent when we exposed Benavides working with a bunch of Republicans and Minutemen, including Gordon, when the latter took over the Santa Ana Independence Day event this year. One of Lupe Moreno’s henchmen even called our residents wetbacks! The silence from Barbaro was deafening.
It’s easy for Barbaro to pick on Iglesias. He even let the stalkers at the Liberal OC post her home address, even though she is a single mother! But is any of this really her fault?
Sanchez has spent years kissing up to her Viet constituents, but she has ignored the Latino community. Sanchez dresses up in Viet clothing and prances around the Tet Parade every year, but I cannot recall the last time I saw her at Santa Ana’s Fiestas Patrias Parade. And why did it take so damn long for Sanchez to support the Dream Act? Iglesias has always supported the Dream Teamers, even as Barbaro’s pals at the Liberal OC have ripped them at every opportunity!
Sanchez has also not been very vocal about opposing the Bush wars in Iraq and Afghanistan either.
Now Sanchez and Barbaro are freaking out about Iglesias. Well, you folks did this to yourselves. You want to blame someone? Look in the mirror. You took your base for granted. Come November 2, you just might pay for it.