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Bipartisanship: Such a nice concept, like unicorns

August 27, 2017

By The Editorial Board


Such a nice idea

“Bipartisanship” is such a sweet word, like “unicorn.” Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley learned all about it after voting for the cap-and-trade bill last month, and getting bounced as Assembly Republican leader last week. California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte, and Republican National Committee members Shawn Steel and Harmeet Dhillon sealed his fate by demanding he step down. If only the GOP could do something about its numbers. A mere 25.9 percent of California’s registered voters are Republicans, down by 300,000 registered voters since 2007. Democrats gained more than 2 million registrants during that time. Mayes promised to persist, saying in an interview that he will work to “remake the California Republican Party. I am a believer that if we don’t reshape it, we’re going to continue down the death spiral.” In an act of class, Mayes voted for his successor, Brian Dahle of Nubieber.


 

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2017
Pence tours California, raises funds for House Republicans

 
Charlottesville and the ongoing threat of the alt-right
 
Vice President Mike Pence postpones Newport Beach fundraiser
 
Timely acts of kindness, a specious debate over levees and Delta tunnels
 
Skeptics may lecture, but California high-speed rail is already proving them wrong
 
California’s high-speed rail promoters should heed the wisdom of rats
 
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He rallied support for California's climate change fight. Now Chad Mayes is out as Assembly Republican leader
 
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Students at CA College Claim School Hired Investigators to “Harass” Conservatives
 
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House Passes Bill on Illegal Immigration, Sanctuary Cities
 
GOP Leader: Europeans Need Reality Check
 
Left- & ACLU-Supporting Lawyer Said to Be Top Sessions Choice for Civil Rights
 
Sikh-American, Female Attorney Could Be Change Agent DOJ Needs
 
Orange County’s conservative students under attack
 

2016
OCC should fire bully professor
 
Hillary Clinton Would Be America’s First Illegitimate President
 
RNC members agree with Trump: It's rigged
 
RNC Committeemember Shawn Steel speaks at political science class
 
California can lead in the fight against government overreach
 
Obama Legacy Includes Christian Genocide
 
Put Ivanka in Charge – Only the Damsel Can Save Donald in Distress
 
US Christians key to ending US inaction on Christian genocide
 

2015
Up-close look at Obama’s foreign policy failures and the al Sisi alternative
 

2014
Weighing a second presidential bid, - Perry picks up pace on 2016 prep
 
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The submerging Democratic majority
 
Republicans make steady gains with Asian-Americans
 
The Republican Rainbow Coalition Is Real
 
Bartlett and Steel Win Supervisor Seats
 
CA GOP enlists Asian American candidates
 
Shawn Steel: Not your granddaddy's California GOP
 
Report from Chicago
 
California’s party-switchers miss the vote
 
Shawn Steel Thinks Tribal Politics Will Solve California Republican Party Woes
 
Silicon Valley and the GOP: Republicans nurturing false hopes
 
Steel's Ironclad Argument for Legal Immigration Reform
 
How about amnesty for legal immigrants?
 

2013
ACLU shouldn't be lone voice against surveillance
 
Paradise Lost
 

2012
Shawn Steele- Republican National Committeman
 
Notable & Quotable
 
Republicans should target Asian voters
 
Romney must win over Asian voters
 

2011
Scathing Report Undermines All Credibility in Redistricting Process
 
RDAs will end … when elephants fly?
 
When elephants fly – the end of the dreaded RDAs
 
ELECTROL COLLEGE MADNESS
 
Brown caught between unions, voters
 

2010
What Happened to Fresno?
 
Prop 23 Abandoned by Business
 
Asian Republican Strategy
 
Obama appoints "devout" Muslims to Homeland Security
 
Chairman Steele 'full throated' for O'Donnell
 
The Brown Implosion
 
The Shill of Silicon Valley
 
Jerry's Secret : WSJ & Pajamas Media
 
Report RNC Summer Meeting
 
The Ruling Class and Maxine Waters
 
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Reader Rebuttal: O.C. supervisor race
 
Ronald Reagan Day
 
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Corporations: Enemy of the People; Key Supporters for Obamacare
 
Tom Campbell's strange saga with Sami Al-Arian
 
Taliban gains foothold in Justice Dept
 
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Nancy Pelosi's New Ride
 
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Michael Steele Wins Again
 
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2009
The Return of CAL-YAF
 
Kalifornistan: A Movie Review
 
Applications to the Redistricting Commission : Prop 11
 
Darrell Steinberg--next door to you--CAIR and Islamists
 
RNC BETS BIG IN NJ AND VIR
 
CAIR- Spies Everywhere Ask Sen Steinberg
 
Speaker Bass Rejects CAIR
 
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Republicans come roaring back
 
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PIONEER HENRY LUCAS, DDS, mobilized other black conservatives
 
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California Focus: State government needs RAW deal
 
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Opinion: California Republicans need to step up to anti-tax plate
 
California\'s Upcoming Water Revolt
 
RNC Election: Steele the Winner! Thank you Ken Blackwell
 
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RNC Race: Bribes, Lies and Hit Mail
 
RNC Chairman's race gets ugly
 
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2008
Merry Christmas to Igancio "Nacho" Ramos & Jose Campion
 
Dirty Dem Money
 
How do we forgive RINO's?
 
Hollywood Blacklist : We are all Mormons
 
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Jerry Brown on the Warpath
 
Surveys, Surveys Everywhere -- But Who Is Reliable?
 
Bernard Parks and The Unions : a David vs. Goliath story
 
Who wants to win the most?
 
The Battle for Glendale: Jane vs. the Interloper
 
Republican Woodstock - - Sarah takes LA
 
Abandoning Michigan? No way says Sarah
 
Conservative Resurgence at RNC May Change Party
 
SEIU: Corruption Runs Deep
 
What's the rush on the budget?
 
Who is Abram Wilson?
 
Obama Swimming In Money -- More Than All Presidential Campaigns Combined
 
Today's Commentary on the News
 
UC Cancellations, by Clinton, Waxman and Nunez : Victory for students and conservatives
 
The worst guy in LA :Part Two - - Mark Ridley-Thomas vs. Parks
 
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America's Grifter : Laura Richardson MC
 
The worst guy in LA : Mark Ridley-Thomas
 
SCOC accused Ridley-Thomas of "denigrating Latinos" : The Battle for LA - - Part 2
 
The Battle for Los Angeles
 
The Obama we never knew: ACORN
 
Hillary claims Obama not reaching white voters
 
Jews and Blacks: Bradley Coalition Breakup
 
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Mike Ramirez 2nd Pulitzer
 
L.A. Grad Rate for H.S. 45.3 %
 
State GOP Declares War
 
Useful Idiot : Mike Thompson
 
Democratic Party's Racial Divide
 
VIDEO: SFSU College Republicans Take On CODE PINK in Berkeley
 
The Trojan Horse a simple idea plus media sensation against Prop 93
 
Dems bow to the Bey of Oakland
 

2007
Korea moves to the Right
 
Parsky Commission Fails Rogan
 
Speaker Makes Best Argument Against Prop 93
 
College Reps Confront the Left and Terrorism Next Week
 
The Governor Does Good : Ridley-Thomas gets it on the chin
 
LA Times goes bonkers or just another day at the office?
 
Electoral College Reform: Putting California in Play ; Paul Singer vs. Stephen Bing
 
Muslims Sue FBI in California
 
SF State College Reps Rip the Left
 
9/11 Two Anniversaries ...Europe Saved From Muslim Extremists ..324 years ago
 
Big Changes in LA County - Bernard Parks is running for Supervisor
 
Day 31 : Korean Christians Held by Taliban
 
Political Earthquake, Equalizing California Electorial Votes
 
Gore is Good
 
Legal Aid Foundation organizing Union : Violates Federal Law
 
Rescue Dawn - - The best summer movie
 
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's July 31st Hearing on Border Guards
 
Infidel : Summer Reading
 
Pacific Research trains School Board Members
 
Dead Bill Walking : SB 801
 
Blood Sport : Slamming Jerry Lewis
 
Frank Baxter Ambassador to the Republica Oriental del Uruguay
 
UCI: The war against the 5th Column
 
LA Times Smearing Ken Calvert
 
Bradley Article - Supremely Disappointing
 
The Death of a Moderate Muslim
 
Freedom Fighters Invade UCI
 
Who Really Cares?
 
Where does the CRP live ?
 
Packing Heat at the LA Central Com : War at the 37th
 
Illegals play Capture the Flag
 
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Times Editorials returns to boredom
 
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Parsky Back in the News
 
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2006
Presidential Funding
 
20 Million Questions
 
Brownback The Only Conservative?
 
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Review: The People's Machine
 

2005
The Emerging Mcclintock Era
 
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2004
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'Voter Choice': Reform-free Reform
 
Don't Take the Bayou State Cure
 
Dem Dominance of State is Dead
 
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2003
Arnold's Army
 
Winners and Losers
 
The Conservative Question
 
Governor Croupier
 
Recall Choice Really Between Tom, Bill, Arnold
 
Who CAIRs?
 
People Must Demand Recall
 
Golden Possibilities
 

2002
State Republicans See Light in 2006
 
Don't Snicker ... Bill Simon Could Actually Win
 
'Same-Day Voting' Makes Hanging Chads Look Quaint
 
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2000
Escape Artist
 

1996
An Attempt at an End Run on Prop. 209
 
Don't Force Lawyers to Join the State Bar
 

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