GOP’s California Gubernatorial Candidates Are Just Plain Scary

The gop primary race to pick their nominee to oppose Gov. Jerry Brown has boiled down to Assemblyman Tim Donnelly and rich guy Neel Kaskari. Though Donnelly had a strong lead on the Just Plain Scary meter, Kashkari is making a strong run for that top slot.

Tea Bagger activist and Minuteman founding member Donnelly, most famous for receiving a slap on the wrist sentence of community service and unsupervised probation for attempting to sneak a loaded handgun and extra magazines onto a commercial flight out of Ontario International Airport a couple of years ago, lapped the field with his


positions, among others, of unfettered firearms rights, the abandoning of environmental protections and clean energy advances to be replaced with the expansion of oil and gas drilling, and legislation that would make elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act illegal.

But now, Kashkari is making inroads, especially in the

area of the people who he is now flaunting as supporters, people who the average California voter would react to with a “Huh? Really? You ARE kidding, right?” The list now reportedly includes:

  1. Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels: Kashkari is flouting that fact that Daniels is providing advice on economic policy. Daniels was Director of the Office of Management and Budget under george w bush for the first years of his presidency, and
    in that time, Daniels’ policies played a large part in the metamorphosis of the $236 billion government surplus when he took office into a $400 billion deficit a mere two years later, when Daniels was “asked” to resign. Daniels is also famous for estimating the cost of the Iraq was to be in the range of $50 to $60 billion and that other estimates of as much as $200 billion

    were way too high. The actual cost of the war exceed $1 trillion.

  2. 2012 gop Presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Romney embarrassed himself and his party with his remarks about the “47%” who are “takers”. Well, California is full of those “takers” and showed Romney who is really who by giving him 37% of the vote. Californians also do not take too well to Romney’s sole area of business expertise, buying and liquidating or downsizing businesses, leaving unemployment and worthless pension plans in the wake.
  3. Jeb Bush: The former Florida governor and perhaps Presidential aspirant may be the least unpopular bush around, but still, Californians are not too likely to blindly follow this or any bush into the fires of gop hell.
  4. And then there is the capper – george w bush: Yep, Kashkari thinks that 43 can actually help him.

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    That says a whole lot about both Kashkari’s political acumen and his general intelligence. w left office with single-digit popularity and while former

    presidents Clinton and Carter have built new careers helping people around the world improve their lives, he sits back, pondering his most excellent career while painting images from, as Georgia Congressman and Senate candidate Paul Braun would say, “the pits of hell”.

If you are a republican, it must also be scary to you, that these two fellows are the best your party has to offer the people of California.

About theHoundDawg

For many years as a lawyer, I saw much of the good and bad of society, and did what I could to right many wrongs. The lack of understanding of what is good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, as evidenced by such events as the election of King W as president, (who as such far surpassed the evil of richard nixon but not quite that of ronald reagan) lead me in a new direction, to spend my time trying to understand what is happening to our society, to try as best I can to spread my insights to others, and along the way to maybe even eke out a living through the internet.
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