Republicans Cannot Win Elections Without Candidates

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

After their decade long agony of defeat, California Republicans can suddenly see a tiny flicker of hope on the horizon.  It comes in the form of the gas tax increase pushed through the legislature by Gov. Brown and majority Democrats which it turns out is quite unpopular.  Can Republicans make any political hay out of […]

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Will Trump’s Proposals Destroy California Republicans?

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

In 1994 and again in 2010, Democrats suffered historic loses in the House of Representatives because newly minted Presidents Clinton and Obama forced their members walk the plank with unpopular votes on tax and health care bills. Now President Trump seems to be doing the same thing to his Republican backers, and the results look […]

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The Democratic Folly In Filibustering Gorsuch

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Democratic US Senators have now launched the first partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee in American history in an attempt to defeat Judge Neil Gorsuch. They seem to be doing so because their Democratic base demands it, but the upshot will be to end any influence Senate Democrats will have over Supreme Court nominees […]

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How The Health Care Fiasco Helps California Republicans

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

The collapse of the House Republican health care plan, and with it probably the effectiveness of Speaker Paul Ryan as well as the first hundred days of the Trump Administration, was a godsend to one group of people: the seven endangered California House Republicans who did not have to vote on a really terrible Obamacare repealer. The bill […]

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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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