Why it sucks to be Barbara Boxer Part 9 – Maxine Waters Bails Out

 Barbara Boxer, California U.S. Senate Race, Carly Fiorina  Comments Off on Why it sucks to be Barbara Boxer Part 9 – Maxine Waters Bails Out
Oct 192010

Remember the slate mailer scam where Boxer basically paid off Maxine Watters and her family for an endorsement and preferrential treatment on their “Slate Mailer”?

Flap’s Blog just caught Waters trying to cover herself before her ethics trial starts. (Asking a Democrat majority to uphold ethics is like giving Jesse James the keys to the bank.)

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, has paid some $30,000 since 2004 for the endorsement of embattled Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in the context of a scheme that critics charge is unethical and amounts to Waters using her political station to benefit her family members.According to the Washington Times, Waters “has turned political endorsements into a family business, using federal election laws to charge California candidates and political causes to include their names as her personal picks on a sample ballot, or ‘slate mailer,’ she sends to as many as 200,000 South Central Los Angeles voters.”

 The slate mailer business, it turns out, is run by Waters’ daughter, Karen, via her public relations firm.  Records show that Karen Waters’ firm has been paid more than $350,000 since 2004, and has billed a further $82,000 since California’s June primary, for its services in this regard.

Now, Citizens for Waters – 555 S Flower St Ste 4510 Los Angeles, California 900712420 has refunded monies ($1,217.35) back to Friends of Barbara Boxer.

OUCH – Barbara Boxer’s world is getting quite narrow these days.

Why it Sucks to Be Barbara Boxer Part 2: Buying Friends / Donors Under Federal Investigation?

 Barbara Boxer, California U.S. Senate Race, Carly Fiorina  Comments Off on Why it Sucks to Be Barbara Boxer Part 2: Buying Friends / Donors Under Federal Investigation?
Sep 082010

Most of us know that a lot of the dot com millionaires are freaked out liberals. The dudes that run Facebook, Craig’s List, etc are amongst the worst.

That’s why it sucks to be Barbara Boxer. Her buddies at Craig’s list have a small problem that even Eric Holder can’t ignore.

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark — under fire by government officials and others who believe his namesake website’s “adult services” section facilitates prostitution and child sex trafficking — has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and committees, a Center for Responsive Politics analysis indicates.

What’s less clear is whether any of the numerous Democrats, who have received handsome political contributions from Newmark, will distance themselves from those who operate the popular site. Craigslist serves as a virtual bulletin board for items mundane as event tickets and auto parts to “services” salacious as sexual rendezvous.

Read More – but the key part is the $3000 to Barbara Boxer. I guess it gives new meaning to a broad coalition of the left.

Why it sucks to be Barbara Boxer Part 2, section 2:

Buying Friends and influencing no one…

Boxer has paid $30K to keep Maxine Water’s endorsement since 2004 – according to Capitol Confidential.

And, with those payments come access to a slate mailer run by Water’s daughter.

Quoting the article:

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) meanwhile cited Waters as one of the most corrupt members of Congress in both 2005 and 2006 for operating the scheme.  In both years, CREW noted that Waters’ “ethics issues stem from the exercise of [her] power to financially benefit her daughter, husband and son.”  The 2005 rating placed Waters in the company of figures like former Reps. Randy “Duke” Cunningham and Bob Ney—both subsequently convicted of corruption-related offenses—and was directly connected to the operation of the political endorsement scheme.

So, Barbara Boxer is relying on website founders that refuse to address potential prostitution and child porn and is paying off one of the most corrupt members of congress for support.

It sucks to be Barbara Boxer.

Carly’s Positions on the Ballot Propositions

 California U.S. Senate Race, Carly Fiorina  Comments Off on Carly’s Positions on the Ballot Propositions
Sep 072010

This is old news – but bears repeating as Carly’s positions are almost exactly those of the CRA. Prop 22 was no position at the CRA level.

I would also highlight Carly’s Yes on 23 positon…

SACRAMENTO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today issued the following statements announcing her positions on the propositions on the November statewide ballot:

Proposition 19 (Legalizes Marijuana Under California But Not Federal Law): OPPOSE
“I oppose the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana. I also believe medical marijuana dispensaries must be consistently regulated to ensure they are complying with California’s medical marijuana law and are not fronts for illegal drug distribution.”

Proposition 20 (Redistricting Of Congressional Districts): SUPPORT
“Washington insiders like Barbara Boxer will do whatever it takes to ensure their own re-election. But the power to draw district lines – and therefore to give voters the opportunity to make a real choice on Election Day – rightfully lies with the people.”

Proposition 21 (Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge To Help Fund State Parks And Wildlife Programs): OPPOSE
“The $18 surcharge established by this proposition amounts to a $500 million tax on Californians. I have said since day one that I will not support any new or increased taxes on California’s families and enterprises, and that’s why I oppose this measure.”

Proposition 22 (Prohibits The State From Borrowing Or Taking Funds Used For Transportation, Redevelopment, Or Local Government Projects And Services): OPPOSE
“While the state should not engage in the practice of raiding local government coffers, placing rigid requirements on how state resources are allocated deprives the Legislature of the opportunity to exercise its discretion and judgment on fiscal matters.”

Proposition 23 (Suspends Implementation Of AB 32 Until Unemployment Drops To 5.5 Percent Or Less For Full Year): SUPPORT
“Proposition 23 is a Band-Aid fix and an imperfect solution to addressing our nation’s climate and energy challenges. The real solution to these challenges lies not with a single state taking action on its own, but rather with global action. That’s why we need a comprehensive, national energy solution that funds energy R&D and takes advantage of every source of domestic energy we have – including nuclear, wind and solar – in an environmentally responsible way. That said, AB 32 is undoubtedly a job killer, and it should be suspended.”

Proposition 24 (Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow Businesses To Lower Their Tax Liability): OPPOSE
“In these difficult economic times, we should be supporting our state’s companies as they expand – not making it harder for them to do business here in California and hire California workers.”

Proposition 25 (Changes Legislative Vote Requirement To Pass Budget And Budget-Related Legislation From Two-Thirds To A Simple Majority): OPPOSE
“Our nation was founded on the belief that the minority party should always have a voice. But this proposition would allow politicians to avoid having to develop a compromise budget that takes into consideration the minority party’s priorities and views. Furthermore, this proposition would allow legislators to hike taxes by a simple-majority vote – a dangerous path that will lead to even higher taxes on our state’s families and enterprises.”

Proposition 26 (Requires That Certain State And Local Fees Be Approved By Two-Thirds Vote): SUPPORT
“We cannot allow politicians to continue saddling Californians with higher and higher taxes simply by playing the name game.”

Proposition 27 (Eliminates The State Commission On Redistricting): OPPOSE
“Career politicians like Barbara Boxer will do anything it takes to save their own jobs – and that includes trying to take away voters’ power to draw competitive legislative districts. We must not allow politicians to override the will of the people and walk back the redistricting reforms voters approved at the ballot box.”

For more information about Carly and her campaign, visit www.carlyforca.com and join us on Facebook and Twitter.

Aug 262010

(bend over.)

In most circles the following email would be a joke. Boxer has $17 Million waiting in the bank to slander Carly Fiorina – and she still has to dig deep for support. This would be like Carly Fiorina enlisting David Duke to headline a fundraiser… I haven’t seen the bottom of the barrel scraped since Gray Davis’ failed effort so save himself from an even worse Governor. (But I digress)

In the below Email – Barbara Boxer refers to Barbara Streisand as Amazing. (Along with Antonia Hernandez.) Even a busted clock is right twice a day – but I am not sure if my definition of ‘amazing’ and that of  Ms. don’t call me Ma’am are in alignment.

Antonia Hernandez? She is much lesser known – but suffice to say, she would compete with Barbara Striesand for a seat on the next love mission to Iran.


Streisand, Feinstein, and You
Boxer Email
August 24, 2010

Dear fellow Boxer supporter,

This Thursday in Los Angeles, I’m hosting my latest “Women Making History” event to honor three very special women — Dianne Feinstein, Antonia Hernandez, and Barbra Streisand — and I hope you can join me.

The event has nearly sold out, but I’ve reserved two of the remaining tickets for a special online contest to give away to friends like you.

All you’ve got to do to enter the contest is sign up right now — and if you’re selected, you and a friend will have seats at our lunch honoring Dianne Feinstein, Antonia Hernandez, and Barbra Streisand in Los Angeles on Thursday!

Click here to enter our online contest for your chance to join me in honoring Dianne Feinstein, Antonia Hernandez, and Barbra Streisand on Thursday!

I’m proud to be honoring these three amazing women on Thursday.

My distinguished colleague, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and I have served together in the U.S. Senate since 1993. I’m so proud that she is chair of my reelection campaign.
Antonia Hernandez is an accomplished attorney and civil rights leader. She is President of the California Community Foundation.
Barbra Streisand is an acclaimed singer, actress, director, and screenwriter. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, and four Emmy Awards over her distinguished career.
It promises to be a memorable event — and I hope you’ll sign up for your chance to join us.

Click here to enter our online contest for your chance to join me in honoring Dianne Feinstein, Antonia Hernandez, and Barbra Streisand on Thursday!

I’m really looking forward to Thursday’s “Women Making History” event, and I’m so glad that we’ve been able to reserve a few tickets for friends like you through this special online contest.

I hope to see you on Thursday!

In friendship,

Barbara Boxer
U.S. Senator

Oh, my – wonder if Boxer has the guts to put this on YouTube?

CA-SEN Update / CA-GOV Update -Fiorina Opens Up Lead, Whitman Tied

 Barbara Boxer, California U.S. Senate Race, Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman  Comments Off on CA-SEN Update / CA-GOV Update -Fiorina Opens Up Lead, Whitman Tied
Aug 122010

Survey USA. Lampooned as ‘leaning Republican’.

Yet, survey USA accurately predicted the national kool-aid drink of 2008. (the Obamunism tsunami)

Here’s the summary:

Carly 47 – Lt. Col. Boxer 42
Meg 44 – Moonbeam 43
Any-Twosome Newsome 42 Abel Maldonado 41

Click here for source data

Whitman went down 2 and Brown up 4 between this and the last poll. 

I believe that Whitman’s difference in the polling is that her stances on social issues – being those of a Democrat – are alienating the base of the GOP to a degree. Perhaps a strong immigration stance and stance in favor of Prop 23 would help Whitman pull even with Carly?

That’s if Whitman is concerned about those voters – after all, Prop 23, that the California GOP endorsed unanimously is mysteriously off the CRP’s website.

Despite Whitman’s apparent separation from some of her base – Carly is suffering no such separation.

As to those that lampoon Survey USA – take a look at the following from Talking Points Memo:

But here’s the thing. SurveyUSA had a really good record in the 2008 cycle. That’s not just my recollection. Nate Silver’s mega-number crunch suggested the same. So are they picking something up which other pollsters aren’t? Given their record in the past cycle, it’s not something I’m inclined to rule out.

Bottom Line: It sucks to be Barbara Boxer.