California: An Enemy Of The People

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

President Trump last week called his media critics an “enemy of the American people.”  The phrase “enemy of the people” has a long and sordid history that should concern those to whom it is being applied, especially if it becomes part of Trump’s approach to government. The phrase can be found in literature going all the […]

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Why Trump Is Wrong About Illegal Alien Voting

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

President Trump has called for a federal investigation of voting fraud, specifically whether three to five million illegal aliens voted in the 2016 election, thereby costing him the popular vote majority.  While there is much smoke but little fire around this issue, the numbers themselves provide a clear and convincing answer: there is no possibility […]

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How Arizona vs. United States Will Stop Democratic Immigration Efforts

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Sorry, California Democrats, but you have already lost the battle over stopping President-elect Trump’s immigration policies.  You lost five years ago when the state of Arizona tried, as sanctuary cities are doing now, to upend federal immigration laws, and the US Supreme Court said no. In 2010, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law SB […]

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Republicans Survive 2016

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

The great tsunami has come and gone, and of all things the California Republican Party has survived. Hillary Clinton will carry California with over 62 percent, Donald Trump will be lucky to get 32 percent when all the ballots are counted. These terrible numbers should have led to massive down ballot GOP defeats but they […]

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Missing The Story

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

No one looks like bigger fools the day after President-elect Trump’s triumph than American’s political reporters, and especially those working for the major California newspapers who completely misread this election.  Cocooned in their little world of liberal elitism they completely missed the real anger that was out in the country and that led to Tuesday’s […]

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Five Days Out: Can Republicans Survive? 

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Can California Republicans avoid the disaster that the Donald Trump candidacy and their own collapsing party registration suggest is in store for them next week?  The latest statewide polling suggests that maybe they just might, but it is a very uncertain maybe. Since California has very little ticket splitting, GOP candidates must depend on the […]

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The Unknowns of a Dismal Election

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

This week large numbers of mail in ballots will begin arriving at county election offices, and shortly we may be able to answer the perplexing unknowns of this dismal election, who is going to vote and will Democratic dreams of an enormous landslide be realized. Neither presidential candidate is running a real campaign right now; […]

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Trump Blows It: And The Consequence For California Republicans

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

The great Republican national nightmare is at hand: Donald Trump may indeed carry them all down to defeat. The fear that Republicans have expressed, very sotto voce of course, is that Trump would show himself in the first debate as woefully unprepared to be president – because he lacked the discipline to prepare for the […]

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Gov. Should Veto Bill That Adds Partisan Politics to Local Government

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Among California’s great strengths is that our local government offices are nonpartisan, unlike many states where partisan politics dominates at the local level. But once in a while aspects of our Progressive Era reforms come under attack; and that is the case with Senate Bill 958 currently on Gov. Brown’s desk. It is a bill […]

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California, Get Ready for President Trump 

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Hillary Clinton’s diagnosis of pneumonia, followed by her near collapse at Sunday’s 9/11 remembrance, followed by her dismissal of Trump supporters as a basketful of deplorable racists, followed by a dismal performance at Matt Lauer’s NBC veterans’ forum last week all lead to one conclusion: Donald Trump’s probable election as president in November, and the crisis that […]

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