As reported previously, a new Tea Party PAC, managed by local tea party members and whose biggest contributors are tea party members (including Stan Meckler, father of tea party co-founder Mark Meckler), have donated money to Supervisor Candidate Dan Miller (for his first mailer), as well as judicial candidate Anna Ferguson and DA Cliff Newell.
Meanwhile, here’s what the local tea party website is promoting: Opposition to the Common Core curriculum standards and support of the Bundy Ranch standoff (see screen grab below). “Real American Heroes, with support from Sheriff Mack,” the post about Bundy Ranch reads. The Common Core post shows an image of a rotted-out apple, not exactly a piece of fruit you’d want to give your teacher.
Will the June election be comprised of informed voters or “low-information” voters? Let the chips fall where they may, but let’s make sure the voting public is fully informed.
What do you think of hard-right activist Barry Pruett (who donated cash and blogging “ink” to Dan Miller’s campaign outside of his own district) and is now sliming clerk-recorder Greg Diaz on his blog based on incomplete and inaccurate information? Barry’s spouse is employed by tea party advocate and Congressman Tom McClintock. For background, Barry lost to Diaz in every precinct when he ran against him. Pruett’s got a big political axe to grind.
The tea party has a 40-year plan to “take back our country” and support like-minded candidates in politics, schools, courts and culture.
We’re struggling with a communications “bottleneck” in our community, because the local media is asleep and co-opted by an “old boys” network in terms of reporting what’s really going on.
The local tea party slant, from their own website, is right below. (BTW, Sue McGuire, who posted this, is the tea party candidate who ran in District 1 two years ago — and lost):