Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pajamas Media: "Something Stinks in California's 47th Congressional District

by the Left Coast Rebel

Last night I wrapped up an article for Pajamas Media on California's CD-47. I focused on a funny bit of news related to the Van Tran campaign, here's the opener:

Away from the face-off between the two candidates, something smells as bad as trash-truck juice on a Death Valley summer day in California’s 47th.

In search of the olfactory offense, I point the reader to a Van Tran mailer masquerading as a fragrance sampler, making its way to the mail boxes of likely voters in Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and Anaheim.

Don’t judge this book by its cover; it’s no ordinary fragrance sampler:

Note that the mailer says: “Open for a Free Sample Fragrance of: Loretta, The Scent of Washington.

You have to read the rest to see what happens when the mailer is opened! Later on in the piece I describe Van Tran campaign HQ, it's a pretty neat story:

The folks in the Van Tran campaign were a pleasant bunch. After meeting them I could sense that they are having fun (easily evidenced by the humorous mailer too), working hard, and ready to win. At the same time, I gathered that they were perfectly able and willing to go back to normal life if the election doesn’t go their way on Tuesday.

Central command for Van Tran is set up in a foreclosed Blockbuster building in Garden Grove, a city of 175,000 in northern Orange County. The building was essentially stripped of most things that one would associate with the past life of movie rentals such as shelving and other interior structures. Although the sign had been removed, the outline of the letters B-L-O-C-K-B-U-S-T-E-R were still clearly discernible on the building’s stucco exterior.

It was somewhat dirty inside, a proverbial makeshift campaign war room with folding tables set up for walk-in volunteer phone bank folks. Van Tran signs were strewn graciously and haphazardly across the walls, and there was a constant buzz of activity. The accommodations were functional but not flashy.

Please read the rest, comment, Facebook 'like' it and pass it along to friends - especially those of you that live in California. And please, above all, support Van Tran and other conservative candidates in the closing days of the 2010 midterm election.

Nothing short of the future of the nation is at stake.


  1. That trash truck juice you smell, it's the GOP stinking up America....

  2. No Sue, it's the stench of rotting progressivism. It promised us everything and gave us nothing but crushing debt.

    The guerrilla candidates are now on the right, and the stodgy, plodding pols are now on the left.

  3. @Sue,

    LOL! It must be the progressive America-hating Constitution-shredding comedy hour down at the unemployment office! The GOP, stinking up America,...classic! You should take your act on the road.

    By the way, I am very surprised the American flag you have in your image isn't covered in dung, seeing how you progressives have been wiping your butts with it for years.

    Sue, don't be mean. Don't be a sore loser. Your progressives have brought this soon-to-be-real defeat upon their own heads with their blatant dismissal of the wishes of the American people and their bastardization of the US Constitution.

    Just face it, Sue: We are a capitalist nation, not some wanna-be hippy-Socialist-progressive utopia like a huge Berkeley campus. Americans like me outnumber haters like you. You won the last election thanks to ACORN. Now comes the backlash to your liberal arrogance.

    The GOP ain't no daisy. But they smell a helluva lot better than the communist crap you and your kind have been trying to force down our throats. New Camelot is collapsing. The Emperor has no clothes.

    Long Live the Republic.

    Hugs and Kisses to you, Sue. You're going to need them come Wednesday morning. (Oh, unless your libs all demand recounts after they get their butts handed to them.)

    Donald in Bethel, CT

  4. Sue - Any perceived stench coming from the GOP is paled by the stench of the CURRENT DEMOCRATS in Congress, the Senate, and the White House.

    There was a time, long long ago when there was honor in the Democratic Party. The DemoNcrat's of today... not even close.


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