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Happy Halloween 2014!

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Jun 5, 2014

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My Latest In Forbes:  Need Proof Democrats Are In Trouble?  Bill Clinton Is In California

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My Thoughts:  It is really quite amazing how deatached from the midterm elections the White House is - how is it possible that Kerry can say out loud that the U.S. doesn't have a plan to deal with terrorism???

My US Senate Watch:

  • Republican Solid Pickups:  W.VA., S.D., Montana, Colo, Arkansas, Alaska
  • Republican Likely Pickups:  Iowa, Louisiana
  • On the Bubble: New Hampshire, North Carolina
  • Republicans Vulnerable: GA, KY

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CA News:

  • Proposition Recommendations:  No Across The Board 
    • Prop 1 fails to allocate enough money to water storage - approving it will take the heat off Brown to do the right thing and emphasize water storage
    • Prop 2 - Why are we creating a rainy day fund when we have unpaid current debts and pension underfunding?
    • Prop 45 - absurd proposition that concentrates power in Ins. Commisioner.
    • Prop 46 - A trade-off proposition.   It likely will add to medical costs - but existing limits the beneficial effects lawsuits have.
    • Prop 47 - Reduces some crime classifications from felony to misdemeanor because in reailty we don'thave prison space and CA is becoming soft on crime
    • Prop 48 - Ratifies a gaming compact but allows off-reservation construction.
  • Stockton Bankruptcy Judge Ruling Does Not Cut Pensions As Predicted

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My TV Appearance on NewsMax:  What Obama Should Do About ISIS
My Latest in the SacBee:  Jerry Brown Can't Take Credit For Job Growth
My Latest In Forbes: CA's Economic Collision Course:  Immigration and Water +  California's Low On Water? Time to Fine The Water Resources Board
My Latest @ The Washington Times: The Obama Way: Litigation Not Leadership

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Cowbow Logic Interviews: The Way Forward for Republicans

The Morning After: CA Post Primary Election Analysis for State Races

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Jun 4, 2014

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CA Post Primary Election Analysis:

  • Overall - The CA Top 2 Open Primary (pushed by Arnold and Abel Maldonado) wreaked its havoc June 3rd.  I fought against the measure because (1) it disenfrachises 3rd parties (they will have no one on the ballot this fall - meaning hundreds of thousands of 3rd party voters were disenfranchised by Prop 14 - Fla was decided by 35,000 chads), (2) Incumbents tend to do better because large primaries place a premium on $ and name ID, (3) It results in many Fall races with no choice between the parties (see below), and (4) lack of overall choice leads to less voter particpation.  The June 3rd results demonstrate just that.
  • 26 of the 80 CA Assembly seats have already been won by one party or the other (32.5% of the seats) 17 for Democrats/8 for Republicans - 2 more are possible for Democrats as the vote count continues. 14 of those 25 were uncontested races.

What You Need To Know For Tuesday, June 3, 2014

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Feb 3, 2014

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My Latest @  Democrats Suffering From Issue Inequality  

"The real inequality this year, however, will be the lack of winning issues for the Democrats and their leaders’ blatant hypocrisy.  By contrast, there are several issues that strongly favor the Republicans - if they remain principled."

Top Story:  Furor & Anger Grows Over Obama Taliban Exchange

Bergdahl Messages Troubling - Pentagon Knew of Whereabouts - Didn't Want to Risk Anymore for Deserter

My Thoughts:  The Obama Taliban Trade will go down in infamy.  The 5 he gave back to them are among the most murderous of them all.  They will go back to that.  We will know of their carnage.  It is staggering to think anyone thought this was a "deal."

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Two Wrongs Don't Make a Good Foreign Policy

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Sep 3, 2013

Two Wrongs Don't Make A Good Foreign Policy

 A Way for the President To Make a Difference in Syria & Restore American Prestige  

by Thomas Del Beccaro

By all accounts, the President has mishandled Syria.  By extension, the United States has as well. The Syrian question highlights the difficulty of the post-Cold War era.  The world of foreign affairs is no longer a binary question of who to follow.  Indeed, the ability of the United States and the Soviet Union to control international events continues to diminish in the age of non-state terrorism.  [read more]