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trashman
10-06-2009, 4:16 PM
...by a potential Democratic competitor.

--Neill

Dear Friend,We were astonished to learn from The San Bernardino Sun and Calitics.com that Attorney General Jerry Brown last week was the guest of honor at a fundraiser for San Bernardino District Attorney Mike Ramos, a right-wing Republican, that raised almost $100,000 for the DA’s re-election campaign.

In a real irony, this was the same week that Mayor Gavin Newsom headlined a fundraising event in Dallas for the Human Rights Campaign.

In his introductory remarks for Ramos, Brown called the Republican incumbent, “a real fighter.” But exactly whom has Ramos been fighting for?

Well, in 2006 Ramos served as Chairman of Governor Schwarzenegger’s re-election campaign. And Ramos served on the National Hispanic Steering Committee to Re-Elect President George W. Bush in 2004.

At a time when the state Republican Party refused to help solve the crisis that pushed California to the brink of collapse and forced draconian cuts in higher education, health care and vital services, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor is headlining a fundraiser for one of California’s Republican politicians?

Why would Jerry Brown do this?

Sign our letter to Jerry Brown asking him not to raise money for right-wing Republican politicians who will take California in the wrong direction.

Mike Ramos does not represent the progressive values that will put our state back on the right track and once again make California the land of opportunity.

Sign our letter to Jerry Brown asking him not to raise money for right-wing Republican politicians who will take California in the wrong direction.

After you click the link and sign the letter, please forward it to five progressive friends and ask them to sign it. When 5,000 progressive Californians have signed the letter, we’ll forward it to Attorney General Brown, and hope he doesn’t repeat giving aid and comfort to an elected Republican officeholder.


Sincerely,

Nick Clemons
Campaign Manager
Newsom for California

berto
10-06-2009, 4:33 PM
That's good stuff right there. A DA fighting crime instead of fighting for criminals must have Gav all confused. Progresssive nonsense at its best right here.

CalNRA
10-06-2009, 4:37 PM
When 5,000 progressive Californians have signed the letter, we’ll forward it to Attorney General Brown, and hope he doesn’t repeat giving aid and comfort to an elected Republican officeholder.

so...Newsome's campaign is saying we should have highly partisan politics where there is no interaction between politicians with different party affiliations?

Great message from the "progressives".

Legasat
10-06-2009, 4:48 PM
Wow. Jerry continues to surprise!

woodsman
10-06-2009, 5:02 PM
We should get signatures from thousands of Californians on a letter to Gavin Newsome asking him not to raise money for left-wing liberal politicians who will take California in the wrong direction.

Then get Jerry Brown to sign it!

BigDogatPlay
10-06-2009, 6:25 PM
Apparently the Newsom campaign isn't aware that the office of District Attorney is legally "non-partisan" in California, and that the office is supposed to be about representing the people in criminal proceedings and not politics.

The Attorney General is recognizing a hard nosed and effective prosecutor. What, exactly, is wrong with that Gavin?

KylaGWolf
10-06-2009, 6:50 PM
Looks like a smear campaign from Newsom's camp. Makes me really despise him even more than I already do. He is afraid guys that his chance of winning is nil :D

trashman
10-06-2009, 6:54 PM
Looks like a smear campaign from Newsom's camp. Makes me really despise him even more than I already do. He is afraid guys that his chance of winning is nil :D

That's what surprises me -- Newsom isn't going to do himself any favors down the road by sliming Jerry in a contest he just can't win (whether it's in a primary or against him as an independent in the general election).

This really just looks to me like Newsom's campaign is self-destructing in slow-motion.

--Neill

Saigon1965
10-06-2009, 7:16 PM
I hope Jerry kicks Newsome's behind - Take that back - I know he will - And send him back to his sanctuary city -

MT1
10-06-2009, 7:34 PM
Dumb approach for them to take, all the better for JB - I hate Newsom with a passion.

tube_ee
10-07-2009, 10:05 AM
in the city that he's nominally Mayor of, I don't think he'll be going back there for long after Jerry wipes the floor with his smarmy, self-centered, egotistical, arrogant ***.

The only people who like Gavin Newsome are those who only know about his "brave action" in granting marriage licenses to gay couples in San Francisco. Which, of course, (a) was a risk-free decision for a San Francisco politician, and (b) actually hurt a lot of gay couples who thought they were getting legally married, only to have their hopes dashed by the Courts (as Gavin must have known they would be) when it was ruled that he had no authority to do what he did.

Anybody who dedicated a moment's thought to the subject figured out right away that the whole thing was a PR stunt by Gavin, designed to benefit only Gavin.

San Franciscans hate him.

--Shannon

Mikeb
10-07-2009, 11:12 AM
Come on ... you need to be patient with Gavin. I mean he's breaking in a new campaign manager. I guess his last one quit. But now with Bill Clinton by his side I'm sure he's ready to press forward with his vision for California.
Heaven help us
Mike

BigDogatPlay
10-07-2009, 12:16 PM
Come on ... you need to be patient with Gavin. I mean he's breaking in a new campaign manager. I guess his last one quit.

All too true... his last political guru quit because Gavin was breaking in the guy's wife on the side.

Gavin has absolutely no concept of anything other than the power of his own arrogance.

"Whether you like it or not." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms0hugRkgv8)

The courts handed him his butt on that deal, just like they handed it to him on San Francisco's firearm's ban. He publicly admitted during that campaign that he knew it was pre-empted by state law, and that it would almost certainly be overturned. But let's go ahead and do it anyway... wasting more taxpayer dollars to defend the undefendable in litigation.

He is a petulant, egotistical jerk who needs to be refused any higher political office lest he do more damage.

bwiese
10-07-2009, 12:22 PM
Ultimately, whether you like it or not, Newsom will win on that issue.

Yes, he just did it for grandstanding. But Prop 8 = Big Fail as it goes thru courts.

dantodd
10-07-2009, 1:52 PM
Ultimately, whether you like it or not, Newsom will win on that issue.

Yes, he just did it for grandstanding. But Prop 8 = Big Fail as it goes thru courts.

Works for me, Newsom trips on his dick and greatly diminishes he chances at higher office and Prop 8 stands or falls on its own merits. Seems the best of both worlds to me.

BigDogatPlay
10-07-2009, 1:58 PM
Ultimately, whether you like it or not, Newsom will win on that issue.

Yes, he just did it for grandstanding. But Prop 8 = Big Fail as it goes thru courts.

And I don't disagree with you that ultimately he may win that issue.

My point is the outright, I don't give a squat what the majority thinks I'm going to do what I want, arrogance on his part. All politicians are at their core ego driven, yes. But Gavin Newsom is insultingly so. And he doesn't care one whit who he ticks off so long as he gets his way, regardless of the issue.

In that sense he is exceptionally dangerous, as he has clearly shown in his administration of the city and county.

VW*Mike
10-07-2009, 6:46 PM
From what I've read, the likely outcome of the nomination will go Brown, lets hope so. Looking at them on paper, I would think in these times, it would go to center of right Brown vs a whack job left of the left leaning socialist zealot Newsom.

Meplat
10-07-2009, 11:16 PM
Savor the experience.:D



This really just looks to me like Newsom's campaign is self-destructing in slow-motion.

--Neill

Mitch
10-08-2009, 7:01 AM
Wow, Brown isn't even officially in the race:

Jerry Brown shows front-runner clout in early polling (http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_field08.d8f244.html)