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Republican Insiders See Us As "Punks With Computers"

by: Andrew Davey (atdleft)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 at 09:42:34 AM PDT

(Oh yeah, and before I forget... Horray for Orange Juice! They've been so courageous during this whole time in standing fast against efforts by the Orange County Republican Party to censor them. I only wish I had the tenacity of Art Pedroza, Claudio Gallegos, and the entire O-J Team! : ) - promoted by atdleft)

A long time ago I was told that in this business you are judged by your enemies. If your enemies are mostly democrats then you must be doing something right. They're willing to tear you down, especially people like Andrew Davey who posted on the Calitics page. He's just a punk with a computer.

That was former campaign manager for Republican Alan Uke in the 50th Congressional District, campaign manager for Republican Lynn Daucher in SD 34, and all-around insider in the Orange County Republican Party, Bryan Lanza... Speaking about little ol' me. So why is the OC GOP political elite suddenly wailing over me at Red County/OC Blog? Follow me after the flip to find out...

Andrew Davey (atdleft) :: Republican Insiders See Us As "Punks With Computers"
Remember when I called out the Orange County Republicans for blaming Orange Juice blogger Art Pedroza for their own problems with Latino voters? Well, Jubal/Matt Cunningham found out about it... And he's not very happy with me right now for shining some light on the OC GOP's ridiculous decision to hire someone who was part of Trung Nguyen's virulently anti-immigrant and anti-Latino campaign to head a voter outreach and registration effort in Latino-heavy Central County. So what is he doing about it? Oh, he's just resorting to bashing ALL OF US who have the nerve to call out the OC GOP on their great mistake.

Of course, there are the inevitable detractors. ex-Republican Art Pedroza thinks it is bad idea because Trung Nguyen posed in front of the border fence for one of his mailers. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Let's not hire the guy with the proven track record of success because of a mail piece (which Art terms "anti-Latino," which I suppose it is if you look at it through MeCHista-colored glasses). And Saulo committed the cardinal sin of being a staffer for Assemblyman Van Tran, a stain not even Saulo's previous stint with Lynn Daucher, the previous object of Art's political affections, could wipe away. Too bad anti-Van Tran prejudices obscure the ability to render a fair estimation of Saulo's talent and experience. And here's some fan mail for Art's post and Claudio Gallegos hyperventilation-disguised-as-a post/All-Republicans-Look-Alike-To-Me rant from local lefty Andrew Davey. It should speak volumes when the attaboys for attacking Saulo are coming from the Left Wing.

Oh, joy! So now I REALLY KNOW what these GOP insiders think of not just me, but of bloggers in general. We are supposed to be their tools, their mouthpieces, their vehicles to spread their propaganda... Kinda like what Jubal/Matt Cunningham and his buddies do all the time at OC Blog. And when we're not doing a good little job of spreading the Orange County Republican Party's propaganda, we're just worthless "punks with computers". Never mind that most of us bloggers consider ourselves to be independently minded individuals who are not beholden to ANYONE. In fact, I thought that the real goal of political bloggers is to take on the establishment. I didn't know that we were supposed to be PAID SPINNERS FOR IT.

I guess this just reveals the true dilemma with Republicans and blogging. The blogosphere is meant to be a force of nature, something that no one can control or should control. Bloggers have minds of their owns, and they shouldn't be forced or bribed into promoting someone else's agenda. However, Republicans don't seem to understand that. They think they can control what we say and do in the blogosphere. And when they fail in trying to dominate us, they whine and scream about our petulant, "punkish" behavior. My goodness, no wonder why Art Pedroza left the Republican Party. I complain when Jubal/Matt tries to rough me up every so often, but what if I had to deal with this all the time, and from someone who's supposed to be my comrade in arms? No wonder why Art could not take any more of their disgusting consultant-driven, insider-incestuous, corruption-fueled extreme right-wing noise machine.

To them, we're just "punks with computers"... Who are threatening their entire power structure.

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Awesome. (6.00 / 2)
This is a very good sign for you - if they feel like taking notice of you and speaking of you with that language, it means you are effective, you're doing important work that is getting in their way. Keep on kicking ass.

You can check out any time you like but you can never leave

It means they're afraid of us. (0.00 / 0)
I guess the OC GOP machine is SO AFRAID of losing its grip of regaining a grip on the entire county that they now feel obligated to hurl personal attacks at ANYONE who points out the truly sorry state that they're in
And oh yes, thanks for compliment. It almost puts a smile on my face that these folks are so scared of little "punks with computers" like me that they are spending all this time whining about us. Such masterful irony! : )

Had enough of the "red county" right-wing crazy-talk bulls***? Well, then come and visit us at The Liberal OC! Yes, there ARE liberals in The OC! : )

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Faith Based Intelligence (8.00 / 1)
It's almost bigotry the way the simply put down as less than themselves anyone who disagrees with them.  Our victory comes when their endless complaining has no results.  Being right AND in power is the sweetest success.  True conservatives (and liberals) understand that the debate of ideas is meant to play out in the political arena. Party Tools take the offense to the streets like bands of bullies to prevent other ideas from even entering the arena. Blogs are way to get ideas into the arena that bypass the usual routes and as the power of blogs increase so will the establishment attack them (especially the opposition establishment, though I'd say that the Democratic establishment also first attacked the blogs till they saw the money being raised.)

Faith-based nonsense! (0.00 / 0)
That's what the OC GOP has turned to now. How sad that they have to resort to attacking bloggers to vent their frustrations over their own failings. Yes, we all see the value and the beauty of a full debate of ideas. That's what the blogosphere is about. However, the Republican Party only sees blogs as another right-wing noise machine to build, kinda like what they did with talk radio and with the Faux News Channel. They only see the blogosphere as a one-way device to disperse propaganda instead of a two-way conversation on what's best for our community, our state, our nation, and our planet. But then again, considering the dictatorial structure of today's Republican Party, dominated by neo-cons and theo-cons hungry for absolute power, I guess it shouldn't surprise us too much.

Sad. : (

Had enough of the "red county" right-wing crazy-talk bulls***? Well, then come and visit us at The Liberal OC! Yes, there ARE liberals in The OC! : )

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