Darth Issa: Yes Lord Vader but I have managed to contact the news publications to even out the viewpoints.
Darth Vader: The Rebels (Democratic Party) in your own district can't win.
Darth Issa: Fair and Balanced is the approach. They will not win.
For Carlsbad’s Kelli Moors and Nita Kurmins Gilson, attending President Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Monday was a chance to witness unfiltered history.Certain people have argued for a long time that California's 49th Congressional District is Safe Republican but this bit of news reveals a secret: It's not, at least not if you compare it to the districts that House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Patrick McHenry, James Sensenbrenner and others occupy.
It also meant celebrating the nation’s 57th presidential swearing-in and address with hundreds of thousands of other Americans in what they described as a joyous and communal experience.
“It was amazing,” said Moors, a member of the Carlsbad Unified School Board. “To see Barack Obama sworn into office for the last time and at the pinnace of his career was wonderful.”
On the same day the country marks the birthday of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Obama called for action on global warming, same-sex marriage and better economic opportunities for the poor and disenfranchised.
Gilson said what she heard was inspiring.
“I found it very unifying,” said the freelance graphic artist. “In his own thoughtful way, he tied together issues of inequality, injustices health care, and the environment. It was very beautiful and deft.”
Or maybe it was the fact that Darrell Issa's Democratic challenger last November, Jerry Tetalman (who has been living in Carlsbad since the late 1970's) received more than 110,000 votes in the final tally that more people in Issa's own district are speaking their mind than before.
Who knows right? Wait, there's additional information:
Moors and Gilson got their inaugural tickets through the office of Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, whose district includes Carlsbad.Oh no he didn't! Issa's office actually gave residents in his own district tickets? Who knew?
On the other hand, there are views coming from the opposite side that have a different reaction:
Other reaction to the president’s remarks reflected political leanings.
For Tony Krvaric, chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County, the address came off more as a gift to the president’s supporters than a rallying point for the nation.Ahhh, Tony Krvaric. You just don't get it, do you? There's something like simple arithmetic that the Democratic Party understands which you don't:
“It was designed and couched as unifying but it was really just playing to his base, and I think that was unfortunate,” Krvaric said. “With global warming and social issues like gay marriage, noticeably absent was any discussion about the economy and creating jobs and reducing our deficit. I think it was an opportunity lost.”
According to the above link, San Diego voter registration states the following:
Democratic Party Registration: 272,636
Republican Party Registration: 183,876
Independent/Decline to State: 186,737
Therefore, assuming Independents or Decline-to-State votes lean Democratic or are open to voting Democratic based on the right candidate, the GOP in San Diego is screwed big time. So no matter how much the Chairman of the Republican Party in America's Finest City tries to shift the talk away from important issues like global warming, he has lousy Jedi mind tricks.
Then there's this guy:
San Diego GOP consultant John Dadian said there were no surprises and no particularly memorable line.The speech said government is the solution? Bring the transcript!
“It was a liberal speech and opposite of Ronald Reagan’s, where he said government is not the solution, it’s the problem. This speech said government is the solution, and I think most Americans disagree with that.”
Ok. Time to contact the DCCC to target the CA-49 district (held by Rep. Darrell Issa) and the CA-50 district (held by Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr.) in 2014:
430 S. Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Main Phone Number: (202) 863-1500