Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Easy Voter Guide and other political stuff.

Libertarian's the elite? Have you all checked out the Political Parties in the Easy Voter Guide? Fred must have wrote the description for the Libertarian Party: "The Libertarian Party is your BEST choice for reasonable government. If you're socially tolerant and fiscally responsible, you're a Libertarian!" Kinda grandiose, dontcha think?

The Democratic debates Election Center 2008 - CNN.com are now just getting nasty and bitter. Hillary and Barack should take the high road. John Edwards was the forgotten candidate in this debate. He needs to do something radical to separate himself as the "working class" candidate before it is too late. And it might be too late as we speak!

Voting Confusion? I don't know if it was by design, but the The American Independent Party - The Fastest Growing Political Party In California has voters confused. People think they are registering Independent and this is listed as a choice. Seems innocuous enough. I was at the HCDCC headquarters when a couple wanted to register, and the woman said she was registered as a an Independent. Sure enough, she was told she was in fact an American Independent, a party started by George Wallace! She laughed and changed her affiliation of course. I just wonder how many others have been duped to register with a white supremacy party?

More Registered Democrats on your way! Bob Service, Robin and I were registering voters at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 'King is needed now more than ever'. It was great time and we registered new Democratic voters! It was the last day that the HCDCC could register voters for this election. Many other HCDCC volunteers were registering voters all over the Eureka/Arcata area yesterday. I don't know what the final count was, but I will guess we will see 100 new Democrats just from yesterday.

Local Republicans Throw up the white flag? I don't know the last time I have heard of the Republicans doing a registration drive. Have they given up locally?

11 comments:

The Boy Most Likely to ... said...

I was hoping that new party was started by George Wallace...the comedian.

-boy

Carol said...

When I first moved to California in 1978, I registered American Independent, then I started getting strange mail from Lyndon LaRouche. I quickly changed parties. In other states like where I came from, Massachusetts, one can register Independent, which is like Decline to State in California.

Carson Park Ranger said...

I'd bet that most Californians who are registered as "Independents" have no idea that they are members of a political party which John Birchers dismiss as "nutty."

Anonymous said...

Richard,

The CURRENT local Republican party is an insignificant organization at the same level as the current green party and Fred's libs.

1. There should have been an organized protest when President Clinton was in town.

2. They should be publicly promoting thier candidates and pointing out the weaknesses in Obama and Hillary.

3. They should be speaking out on issues and political stances in the community that hold their values.

Richard: While I disagree with the endorsement of Pat "Walking down the track" Higgins over Charles "Choo Choo...Coming down the track" Ollivier, at least the Dems. had the balls to endorse and get involved.

Republican President Teddy Roosevelt said it so well: "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." Paris, France, 1910-04-23

This is my favorite quote for my boys' basketball team that seems appropriate sometime each year. You know what I mean!

While there are fantastic GOPers locally and some involved in the party, the party seems afraid to fight the fight and the failures that sometimes come.

Regards, Mike Harvey

...Yes, GO MITT!!!

Fred said...

One slight correction there, Mike: The Libertarians don't really have a local organization.

The Boy Most Likely to ... said...

Fred, YOU are the natural leader for that organizing of Libertarians..of course, I am not sure if Libertarians believe in such stuff.

-boy

mresquan said...

Fred,you better register repub. today,and then switch back after the primary.C'mon you can do it,I had to take the dive for the cause as well.

Babushka said...

The AIP were handing out flyers featuring Ron Paul prominently. Since Paul is a Republican they apparently have no candidate and have to borrow one??

wooxen said...

grandiose = Richard's belly

samoasoftball said...

That was a good post Mike. And so true. That is a great quote by Teddy. That should get those 8th Grade Jacoby Creek Basketball boys hyped up. And after reading that quote........

Wooxen-As of today, I am on a diet once more. No more grandiose, large belly. 195, here I come! (I bounce between 200 and 250 for years now.)

Carol said...

I think the last time the local Republicans were actively involved was when Mike was in chair. I rememeber Mike actively registering people to vote at the county fair. Was it because of the recall campaign to oust Governor Davis?