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2022-07-06 8:19:44 AM  
High or low lights.
1. Buddies with Tom Cotton
2. Advisor to W Bush on Health Care(The only thing I remember about W and Health Care is Medicare Part D)
3. Served on Romney's president campaign twice
4. Still 'friendly' with Romney
5. Worked for Rubio in 2015
6. Appears on CNN
 
2022-07-06 8:41:34 AM  
He read the room, saw that he could be one of many people who looked like him on one side of the political equation, or stand out clearly from the entire rest of the field on the other, and made his choice accordingly. I'm sure every single one of his political views is similarly flexible. He likely has a decent political career ahead of him, assuming his capacity to tolerate self-loathing is high, and will have excellent opportunities as a pundit, lobbyist, or think tank intellect in the more distant future. Ladies and gentlemen, our political system.
 
2022-07-06 8:56:00 AM  
His Democratic opponent has the whole California Democratic Party Machine behind her, so good luck with that, Chen.

Man, it's like Harvard has become a grist mill that increasingly cranks out opportunistic, over-credentialized, and educated-beyond-their-intelligence garbage into the public sphere.
 
2022-07-06 8:58:37 AM  
So he's a quiet fascist?
 
2022-07-06 10:23:33 AM  

Gubbo: So he's a quiet fascist?


A fashhhhhhhhhist?
 
2022-07-06 12:40:30 PM  
His immigrant, minority background gives him a different perspective on how the party should posture itself, and how the controller's office should work.

Don't tear something with how hard they're trying to tiptoe around saying "Look, we finally have an Asian guy!"
 
2022-07-06 12:42:19 PM  
But isn't "Fiscal watchdog" just code for only ever supporting government spending when it directly benefits business and corporations but oppose any spending that goes towards the general welfare? That mentality is directly responsible for the trickle down hellscape punctuated by record income inequality that we are all living under so obviously they're just another self serving reptile looking to line their own pockets.
 
2022-07-06 12:45:33 PM  
Your daily reminder:

There are no. good. republicans.

Anyone that looks around at the modern GQP and thinks "these are my people!" should be treated with utmost suspicion.
 
2022-07-06 12:46:24 PM  

Breaker Moran: His Democratic opponent has the whole California Democratic Party Machine behind her, so good luck with that, Chen.

Man, it's like Harvard has become a grist mill that increasingly cranks out opportunistic, over-credentialized, and educated-beyond-their-intelligence garbage into the public sphere.



Mildly relevant:  When I lived right in Boston I would frequently cross paths with people who were/had been students at Havard -- usually as graduate students in various fields.  About 90% of the time they were enormous tools.  One who I worked with -- who incidentally was one of the few non-dickish Harvardians I met -- explained that at least in their specific graduate school their orientation had even had a bit where they talked about 'dropping the H-bomb'.  Meaning, it was talking about how they shouldn't go around casually mentioning how they went to Harvard because it will make them seem insufferable.  She was a teacher -- so at least they are aware of the problem.  Based on my experience with the MBAs, they must have the opposite lesson at orientation, because they where Harvard clothing everywhere and manage to mention it within 60 seconds of meeting you.

By comparison, the MIT people were like 10x as smart and absolutely never mentioned the fact that they went to MIT unless you pried it out of them in conversation.  They'd be happy to talk about what they did, why, how, etc. They'd even say they worked "over in Cambridge", but the actual school itself was like the last thing they mentioned.
 
2022-07-06 12:47:02 PM  

Breaker Moran: His Democratic opponent has the whole California Democratic Party Machine behind her, so good luck with that, Chen.

Man, it's like Harvard has become a grist mill that increasingly cranks out opportunistic, over-credentialized, and educated-beyond-their-intelligence garbage into the public sphere.


I mean....that's what happens when your children marry cousins for too long. The great and the good are more inbred than a pug who cannot breathe without assistance.
 
2022-07-06 12:47:58 PM  

New Rising Sun: Breaker Moran: His Democratic opponent has the whole California Democratic Party Machine behind her, so good luck with that, Chen.

Man, it's like Harvard has become a grist mill that increasingly cranks out opportunistic, over-credentialized, and educated-beyond-their-intelligence garbage into the public sphere.


Mildly relevant:  When I lived right in Boston I would frequently cross paths with people who were/had been students at Havard -- usually as graduate students in various fields.  About 90% of the time they were enormous tools.  One who I worked with -- who incidentally was one of the few non-dickish Harvardians I met -- explained that at least in their specific graduate school their orientation had even had a bit where they talked about 'dropping the H-bomb'.  Meaning, it was talking about how they shouldn't go around casually mentioning how they went to Harvard because it will make them seem insufferable.  She was a teacher -- so at least they are aware of the problem.  Based on my experience with the MBAs, they must have the opposite lesson at orientation, because they where** Harvard clothing everywhere and manage to mention it within 60 seconds of meeting you.

By comparison, the MIT people were like 10x as smart and absolutely never mentioned the fact that they went to MIT unless you pried it out of them in conversation.  They'd be happy to talk about what they did, why, how, etc. They'd even say they worked "over in Cambridge", but the actual school itself was like the last thing they mentioned.


**wear

/paid minor edits...I swear that will raise so much more money for the site than the "swear jar".
 
2022-07-06 12:49:40 PM  
"Odds are good for a Trump reelection." -Lahnee Chen
 
2022-07-06 12:50:36 PM  

Breaker Moran: His Democratic opponent has the whole California Democratic Party Machine behind her, so good luck with that, Chen.

Man, it's like Harvard has become a grist mill that increasingly cranks out opportunistic, over-credentialized, and educated-beyond-their-intelligence garbage into the public sphere.


Even if his Democratic opponent was hated by the party machine, she'd still win.  R means L(oser) in statewide California races at this point, especially after the Roe overturn.  He's going to be peppered with Roe and Trump questions constantly, which means he'll have to either piss off his party or give a bunch of stupid sounding non-answers.  Not that either topic really has much to do with being state controller, but...
 
2022-07-06 12:52:32 PM  

GhostOfSavageHenry: But isn't "Fiscal watchdog" just code for only ever supporting government spending when it directly benefits business and corporations but oppose any spending that goes towards the general welfare? That mentality is directly responsible for the trickle down hellscape punctuated by record income inequality that we are all living under so obviously they're just another self serving reptile looking to line their own pockets.


It is, and always has been, a convenient and paper-thin abstraction for blatant racism.

You start out in 1954 by saying, "N*****, n*****, n*****." By 1968 you can't say "n*****"-that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states' rights, and all that stuff, and you're getting so abstract. Now, you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.... "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "N*****, n*****."
 
2022-07-06 12:53:00 PM  
FTA He grew up in Rowland Heights... 25 miles west of Los Angeles...

In the Pacific Ocean?
 
2022-07-06 12:56:34 PM  
If he ever dares to contradict Trump on anything, the Central Valley Republicans will be very quick to start chanting, "Send him back!"
 
2022-07-06 12:57:57 PM  

TwowheelinTim: FTA He grew up in Rowland Heights... 25 miles west of Los Angeles...

In the Pacific Ocean?


Editor cannot into geography. It's about 25 miles east of LA.
 
2022-07-06 12:58:51 PM  

UltimaCS: "Odds are good for a Trump reelection." -Lahnee Chen


If Trump wins in 2024, the Democrats will probably come out and say you can't win three times.
 
2022-07-06 12:59:06 PM  
He spent his post-college years as a political consultant, getting an education in advocacy at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank in 2003, before a law degree and PhD at Harvard.

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2022-07-06 12:59:27 PM  

Pocket Ninja: He read the room, saw that he could be one of many people who looked like him on one side of the political equation, or stand out clearly from the entire rest of the field on the other, and made his choice accordingly.


Thank you for your description of white progressives, but what about Chen?
 
2022-07-06 1:01:11 PM  
Republican is a bad brand in CA in recent years, and the brand has only become worse to the point where 'no political affiliation' is the #2 party.
 
2022-07-06 1:03:26 PM  
Someone like Chen would be the more sane and solid choice to save the GOP, not like the punch-bowl turds like Large Marge or Clannie Oakley.

Which makes someone like Chen dangerous. Packaging fascism in a "reasonable" wrapper.
 
2022-07-06 1:03:54 PM  

proteus_b: Pocket Ninja: He read the room, saw that he could be one of many people who looked like him on one side of the political equation, or stand out clearly from the entire rest of the field on the other, and made his choice accordingly.

Thank you for your description of white progressives, but what about Chen?


It's great hearing this from a TFG fellator, the guy who used to be a Democrat just to rub shoulders with important people in New York.
 
2022-07-06 1:04:12 PM  
Nah.

F*ck the Republican Party. Don't give them any more chances.
 
2022-07-06 1:06:37 PM  

Gubbo: So he's a quiet fascist?


Wot's wrong with being fascionable?

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2022-07-06 1:06:47 PM  

GhostOfSavageHenry: But isn't "Fiscal watchdog" just code for only ever supporting government spending when it directly benefits business and corporations but oppose any spending that goes towards the general welfare?


Vox is corporate owned media, maybe they need a tax break so someone can get a second yacht
 
2022-07-06 1:07:18 PM  

Breaker Moran: His Democratic opponent has the whole California Democratic Party Machine behind her, so good luck with that, Chen.

Man, it's like Harvard has become a grist mill that increasingly cranks out opportunistic, over-credentialized, and educated-beyond-their-intelligence garbage into the public sphere.


Has become? The ivys have produced parasites forever. Like trump
 
2022-07-06 1:07:46 PM  
So....I worked for Malia Cohen, the Democrat he is running against.
In my opinion, the CA Democratic party made a giant mistake endorsing her.
She is far from qualified.
And the way I have seen her treat people, especially Asians, not good.
I have witnessed her temper tantrums during Board of Equalization meetings.
I have experienced first hand her temper and entitlement attitude.

I am a Democrat, and we need to change out the "old white mans club", but damn, with Ms. Cohen, it feels like to me that the Democratic party did not think their choice clearly. There were others more qualified that would also bring in diversity.
Her Chief of staff, worked for Jerome Horton ( you can google his name to see his sh*t show).
I could go on for several paragraphs.
Mention Malia's name to anyone who works at the California Board of Equalization and you will see them tense up immediately and will have nothing good to say about her......
 
2022-07-06 1:08:06 PM  
The new boss is the same as the old boss.
 
2022-07-06 1:09:15 PM  

Breaker Moran: His Democratic opponent has the whole California Democratic Party Machine behind her, so good luck with that, Chen.

Man, it's like Harvard has become a grist mill that increasingly cranks out opportunistic, over-credentialized, and educated-beyond-their-intelligence garbage into the public sphere.


Become?
 
2022-07-06 1:09:20 PM  

New Rising Sun: Breaker Moran: His Democratic opponent has the whole California Democratic Party Machine behind her, so good luck with that, Chen.

Man, it's like Harvard has become a grist mill that increasingly cranks out opportunistic, over-credentialized, and educated-beyond-their-intelligence garbage into the public sphere.


Mildly relevant:  When I lived right in Boston I would frequently cross paths with people who were/had been students at Havard -- usually as graduate students in various fields.  About 90% of the time they were enormous tools.  One who I worked with -- who incidentally was one of the few non-dickish Harvardians I met -- explained that at least in their specific graduate school their orientation had even had a bit where they talked about 'dropping the H-bomb'.  Meaning, it was talking about how they shouldn't go around casually mentioning how they went to Harvard because it will make them seem insufferable.  She was a teacher -- so at least they are aware of the problem.  Based on my experience with the MBAs, they must have the opposite lesson at orientation, because they where Harvard clothing everywhere and manage to mention it within 60 seconds of meeting you.

By comparison, the MIT people were like 10x as smart and absolutely never mentioned the fact that they went to MIT unless you pried it out of them in conversation.  They'd be happy to talk about what they did, why, how, etc. They'd even say they worked "over in Cambridge", but the actual school itself was like the last thing they mentioned.


How bout them apples?
 
2022-07-06 1:09:55 PM  
Very Intelligent Centrist™ opinion discarded.
 
2022-07-06 1:12:45 PM  

mojo_the_helper_monkey: Your daily reminder:

There are no. good. republicans.

Anyone that looks around at the modern GQP and thinks "these are my people!" should be treated with utmost suspicion.


Article admits this guy is staying silent on Trump so he doesn't piss off Trump's base
He might not share Trump's ideology but if he can't speak out against Trump at this point he would have went along to get along
 
2022-07-06 1:13:38 PM  

spongeboob: High or low lights.
1. Buddies with Tom Cotton
2. Advisor to W Bush on Health Care(The only thing I remember about W and Health Care is Medicare Part D)
3. Served on Romney's president campaign twice
4. Still 'friendly' with Romney
5. Worked for Rubio in 2015
6. Appears on CNN


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2022-07-06 1:13:45 PM  
They can pretend they have a big tent all they want, but I'm not gonna start voting Republican just because they're trotting out some token people who are underrepresented in government.  Nobody's THAT dumb, right?

...

Right?
 
2022-07-06 1:16:51 PM  
HE IDENTIFIES AS A REPUBLICAN.

That's really all you need to know. The Republicans have shiatloads of tokens, it's one reason why the "liberal" media won't call the Republicans racist or homophobic, even though they very obviously are.

It's a strategy that has worked fantastically for them, thanks to the abundant incompetence of the media in general.
 
2022-07-06 1:18:09 PM  
If you're running for the GOP you're running for a radical far right party that endorses a fascist takeover of our democracy. You don't join the National Socialists & say change comes from within cuz you're still a Nazi.
 
2022-07-06 1:25:18 PM  
Meanwhile in CA, their governor has created another scandal for himself.
 
2022-07-06 1:28:50 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Meanwhile in CA, their governor has created another scandal for himself.


"California is not paying for Newsom's trip and the state does not legislate where people take private vacations"
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2022-07-06 1:31:51 PM  

spongeboob: High or low lights.
1. Buddies with Tom Cotton
2. Advisor to W Bush on Health Care(The only thing I remember about W and Health Care is Medicare Part D)
3. Served on Romney's president campaign twice
4. Still 'friendly' with Romney
5. Worked for Rubio in 2015
6. Appears on CNN


"where he was recovering from a Covid-19 infection."  Either an anti-vaxer or didn't keep his shots record up to date.  For an intelligent person that seems odd.
 
2022-07-06 1:33:41 PM  

xalres: GhostOfSavageHenry: But isn't "Fiscal watchdog" just code for only ever supporting government spending when it directly benefits business and corporations but oppose any spending that goes towards the general welfare? That mentality is directly responsible for the trickle down hellscape punctuated by record income inequality that we are all living under so obviously they're just another self serving reptile looking to line their own pockets.

It is, and always has been, a convenient and paper-thin abstraction for blatant racism.

You start out in 1954 by saying, "N*****, n*****, n*****." By 1968 you can't say "n*****"-that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states' rights, and all that stuff, and you're getting so abstract. Now, you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.... "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "N*****, n*****."


You should at least attribute the quote to the speaker....Lee Atwater..  The guy who was a partner in a political consulting firm with Paul Manafort and Roger Stone

If Atwater hadn't died we'd be hearing his name in connection with all of the Trump scandals, just like his former partners.
 
2022-07-06 1:37:11 PM  

UltimaCS: Kangaroo_Ralph: Meanwhile in CA, their governor has created another scandal for himself.

"California is not paying for Newsom's trip and the state does not legislate where people take private vacations"


So he only personally supports anti-LGBTQ policies, not officially?
 
2022-07-06 1:37:17 PM  
Subby thinks quiet republicans are not seditious.
 
2022-07-06 1:42:40 PM  
I still wish Andrew Yang won the election here. This guy is right on.
 
2022-07-06 1:43:28 PM  

Mad-n-FL: Subby thinks quiet republicans are not seditious.


They try to hide it, but the smell eventually comes out....
 
2022-07-06 1:43:43 PM  

UltimaCS: Kangaroo_Ralph: Meanwhile in CA, their governor has created another scandal for himself.

"California is not paying for Newsom's trip and the state does not legislate where people take private vacations"
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2022-07-06 1:44:08 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Meanwhile in CA, their governor has created another scandal for himself.


So, wait, Democrats are now for travel bans? Is today Wack Wednesday and someone for got to tell me?!?!?
 
2022-07-06 1:47:30 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: So he only personally supports anti-LGBTQ policies, not officially?


"Why doesn't Newsom more militantly oppose the bigotry and cruelty of my party" is not the flex you think it is, Ralph.
 
2022-07-06 1:56:30 PM  

Kubo: Gubbo: So he's a quiet fascist?

A fashhhhhhhhhist?


What do you call a fascist with no eyes?

Fascst.
 
2022-07-06 2:01:56 PM  
Why is Vox writing a campaign piece for this guy?

Four degrees? Hmmm, I mean once you have a PhD in a subject, you don't really talk about your BA and MA in the same subject. And a JD? Well how-deeeee! So he has a poli-sci degree, but wants to rise to a statewide financial role. How about no.
 
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