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Republican wins San Diego Mayoral race

Despite a massive campaign effort to turn out the vote, enormous amounts of funds being poured into the donkey candidate’s campaign coffers by public unions, and a concerted effort to smear the republican candidate in San Diego, he ended up winning. Granted, San Diego is borderline republican – as those things go in California – but the donkeys went all out on this one. From the article:

SAN DIEGO — Republican City Councilman Kevin Faulconer won a decisive victory over Democratic Councilman David Alvarez in the San Diego mayor’s race Tuesday, signaling a new chapter for the city after the scandal-plagued tenure of former Mayor Bob Filner.

Faulconer had 54.5 percent compared to Alvarez’s 45.5 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting. A Faulconer victory breathes new life into the local Republican Party by restoring its control of the Mayor’s Office that its candidates have occupied for much of the past four decades. Faulconer also becomes the only Republican mayor of a top 10 U.S. city, making him one of the party’s highest-profile leaders in the state.

The results dashed the hopes of Alvarez to become San Diego’s first Latino mayor and its youngest in nearly 120 years. It also blunted a push by Democrats to have a like-minded mayor join the party’s 5-4 majority on the City Council to shepherd a new era of progressive politics for America’s Finest City.

Sounds like the people of San Diego were spared a real nasty comeuppance with that progressive agenda crap. Ask the rest of California how well it has worked for them so far.

Rome is burning, and the left is playing the fiddle..

The progressives are bringing us another month of “unexpected” rises in jobless claims. We are about to be told yet again that the answer to our pain is more “government spending” and that is freaking out the markets. Panicked people are buying gold to protect themselves from the coming disaster leading to soaring prices. Speculation that the highest paid NFL player will sit out this season due to injury is running rampant and driving people crazy! Pelosi is batshit angry that republicans won’t take them seriously and aren’t even bothering with their stupid. And of course, our elite masters will tonight be using a speech, what you do when you are campaigning, to combat the damage their other policies are causing.

Like the republicans that aren’t bothering with a response to what is sure to amount to another campaign speech blaming everyone but themselves and the agenda of the last 3 years for the economic death spiral we are in while demanding more stimulus spending –without calling it that of course – they assure you will be offset by something long after they leave office, it looks like some others have their priorities straight. Last I heard, after trying to cleverly one-up last night’s republican debate and failing miserably, and moving to Thursday when they lost that fight, the WH decided to move the speech from 8 PM to 7 PM EST to avoid a lot more shame. Nobody is taking them seriously for a reason. Things are bad and people are desperate, I tell you. But we all should keep demanding more of this progressive nonsense because there is no proof it’s all disastrous.

UPDATE: Well, since we all know a trillion dollars did nothing of notice, I bet the WH took that into account when it decided that jacking the new stimulus that shall not be refered to as a stimuls plan to $400 billion was warranted. Here is a proposal for them: come out and tell us you are going to roll back Obamacare, that monster Dodd & Frank put out, and cut the welfare state in half, and you will create massive job growth. Of course doing so wouldn’t endear you with the class warriors and those sucking at the government teat. And we all know ideology trumps reality anyway, so not a chance in hell he would do any of that. Instead we are getting costly half measures that serve to do anything but.

UPDATE2: It looks like some people get it:

“This is one question that the White House and a number of Democrats clearly don’t want to answer. That’s why some of them are out there coaching people not to use the word Stimulus when describing the President’s plan. Others are accusing anybody who criticizes it of being unpatriotic or playing politics. Well, as I’ve said, there’s a much simpler reason to oppose the President’s economic policies that has nothing whatsoever to do with politics: they don’t work. Yet, by all accounts, the President’s so-called jobs plan is to try those very same policies again, and then accuse anyone who doesn’t support them this time around of being political or overly partisan, of not doing what’s needed in this moment of crisis.

“This isn’t a jobs plan. It’s a re-election plan. That’s why Republicans will continue to press for policies that empower job creators, not Washington.

Ayup, it’s nothing but a desperate attempt to prevent the slide into oblivion from continuing to speed up and the train wreck that now looms so large for Obama and the progressives in 2012 from happening. It’s not enough and it won’t happen. And blaming republicans is not going to work with anyone but the hardcore progressives, which wouldn’t do anything else anyway.