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They’ve Had a Bad Day….

Cue music to Daniel Powter’s “Had a Bad Day” but use the version from the Alvin & The Chipmunks Movie.

The OC Conservative Republican Cabal has been having a bad day for a while now. Jon, Matt, Adam, Mike, Mike, Scott and Dana et al have few outright wins these days.  It seems all they can celebrate is Prop 93 and a defeat of TinCup 2 revisions.

But then there’s these items:

  • Carona indictment/resignation
  • Romney/Rudy drop out
  • McCain will be the GOP nominee
  • Rt 241 fails
  • Hillary gets more OC votes than any Republican
  • Trung Loses (again and again)
  • Democratic voter registration way up; Republicans shrink to 1 of every 3 voters
  • Janet’s early endorsement snafu
  • Reagan still dead

as I said, “they’ve had a bad day…” 


  1. Frustrated Frustrated February 7, 2008

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors is controlled unanimously by Republicans. Numerous cities in Orange County re managed by Republicans.

    93 went down.

    92 went down.

    Barack Obama – the darling of the blogosphere – lost handily in California and his prospects look bleak.

    John Edwards crashed and burned.

    John McCain is leading trial heats of General Election contests.

    President Bush’s economic stimulus package passed.

    The surge worked.

    If anyone is having a bad day, it is you Dan

  2. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 7, 2008

    I live in Irvine, run by Democrats, but yes, Republicans are doing a hell of a job in Capo Unified. I will give oyu this: The Dems need new blood in SanTanna with the exception of Michelle Martinez

    On the BoS, yep, all conservatives and we have sych fine public servents like Chirss Street and Mike Carona working for us too (er, stratch Carona).

    I didn’t care about 93 or 92

    Speaking for everyone on this blog that Barack Obama’s prospects look bleak, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    John Edwards added economic populism ot the debate. Rudy is calling 911 on a crash and burn, er excuse me, he’s calling 9/11. Fred Thompson never generated enough momentum to crash and burn, he just went back to bed. Romney was pro-choice then anti-choice but was really multiple choice. And I forget, is Huckabee one of the guys who doesn’t believe in evolution?

    John McCain leads trial heats now, but I can’t wait to run either Barack or Hillary againsty him head to head.

    The Bush economic stimulus package? The one brokered with Nancy Pelosi right? And the one that the conservatives in OC all hate….you go girl.

    The surge worked; ah, no it didn’t. Iraq is still a mess and our 4,000 casualty is like just weeks away. But stay with that war thing; it’ll be a winner for you in November.

    Glad this post touched a nerve….and sign your name next time, I’ll try to care more

  3. Jubal Jubal February 7, 2008

    Ahh, Dan — how are all those items “bad days” for me?

    But hey, I was a consultant on Measure B in Newport Beach, which one.

    And I have no problem enthusiastically supporting John McCain over either government-growing liberal cut-and-runner you guys nominate.

    The surge worked; ah, no it didn’t.

    Keep saying that to yourself, Dan. You’re about the only one who believes that.

    But stay with that war thing; it’ll be a winner for you in November.

    And you guys stay with that defeat thing. We all know how much Americans like losing wars. That meme has been a real historical winner for Democrats.

  4. RHackett RHackett February 7, 2008


    The important part of the “surge” is the part where the Iraqi’s establish a government that enables them to govern themselves and provide for their own security. That will enable us to get out of there post haste so our brave military men and women can get the hell out of there. That doesn’t appear to be happening any time soon since our fearless leader is not willing to set a time table of withdrawal. Since there is no incentive to establish all those institutions, the Iraqis are in no hurry and consequently our soldiers continue to pay in blood while the war is funded by loans from the Chinese.

    The “surge” is working quite well for the Iraqis who have someone else to bear the brunt of their responsibilities.

  5. Guy Guy February 7, 2008

    “which one”

    Jubal do you mean which won?

    Bad Political Day, Perhaps bad spelling day as well.

  6. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 7, 2008

    Ahh Matt, thanks for taking the bait.

    Liberal cut-and runners? You mean like Reagan in Lebanon? Iraq cannot be won militarily and the Iraqis we’ve placed in charge want us around until 2018; but hell McCain wants us ther another 100 years. Iraq isn’t about winning and losing; its about right and wrong. We were wrong to invade them and the right thing to do for our men and women in uniform is to get them out of there and redeploy them in Afghanistan and Pakistan where the real frontline in the war on terror is.

    You keep telling yourself that “winning the war” that 70 percent of the population no longer thinks was worth our blood and treasure is a winning issue and I’ll be happy to point to President H. R. Clinton or President Brack Huessein Obama.

    The best part is we really don’t have to beat up McCain yet when conservatives are doing a damn good job of that for us.

  7. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 7, 2008

    Guy, I think he meant which one of the bullet points I meant; paranthetical clause at work there.

  8. Dick Cabeza Dick Cabeza February 7, 2008


    Where do I sign up for the Republican cabal? I haven’t been part of a good cabal since we dumped Gray Davis.

    If I hear the word “cabal” on any blog one more time, I think I will rrraaaallllpppphhhh !

  9. RHackett RHackett February 7, 2008

    I haven’t been part of a good cabal since we dumped Gray Davis.

    And how is that working out for you? Arnold has put CA into just as big if not bigger financial mess than Davis. The GOP tolerates him through knashed teeth. Best part is there is no one on the bench than can beat any of the potential dems in 2010.

  10. Art Pedroza Art Pedroza February 7, 2008


    “The Dems need new blood in SanTanna with the exception of Michelle Martinez.” Amen! I could not agree more.

    And yes, the Reeps are having a tough time of it. To say otherwise would be silly.

    But it is awesome to see Nunez and Perata termed out!

  11. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 7, 2008

    Dick, I actually prefer to use the term “Taliban” when discussing our friends on the other side of the political spectrum. Its a better match.

  12. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 7, 2008

    And Dick, be a good sport and explain exactly how Arnold is a better Governor than Gray?

  13. Vern Vern February 7, 2008

    Dana’s bad day is just beginning. Two words: Debbie Cook. I’ve said too much already.

  14. Dick Cabeza Dick Cabeza February 8, 2008

    Yeah you are right Dan .

    We should have kept Gray boy in there – we would be 50 billion in the hole.

  15. RHackett RHackett February 8, 2008


    What crystal ball do you have that allows you to make that statement? I can always tell an argument has no merit when it dissolves into a hypothetical. Like yours.

  16. Dick Cabeza Dick Cabeza February 8, 2008


    Again, you are right.

    We should have left Gray boy in office. By now we would have had another Regan revolution in CA.

  17. RHackett RHackett February 8, 2008

    Yeah sure. Led by four time loser Tom McClintock. The reeps have no bench after Arnold in 2010. Any of the Dem candidates beats any GOP candidate. My dream is the GOP is stupid enough to run Tom McC. Five time loser should do the trick for one of the biggest conservative hypocrites in my time. Poizner might have a chance since he isn’t a right wing whackjob and can self fund. But even someone like Jerry Brown takes him down on name I.D. alone.

  18. Dick Cabeza Dick Cabeza February 8, 2008

    I would love to see “Governor Moon Beam” back in office. That guy is a real comedian – even when he is not trying.

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