A collection of ultra-liberal Democrats and anti-Latino Republicans is having a field day attacking Santa Ana Council Woman Michele Martinez, the leading Hispanic candidate for the 69th Assembly District, over a puny $250 donation while ignoring the fact that a PAC made up of some of the biggest, greediest corporations in the state has dumped over $78,000 into an Independent Expenditure on behalf of career politician Tom Daly, another Democrat who is facing off against Martinez.
It is simply ridiculous on its face. And it isn’t just the blogs and their commenters – even the Voice of OC, which is supposed to be a reputable news source, has jumped into the fray – attacking Martinez while ignoring the thousands of dollars being poured into the race on behalf of Daly by the likes of AT&T (which recently charged lobbyists $50,000 so they could play golf with the corrupt California Assembly Speaker, John Perez; the California Real Estate PAC; Nestle (which has been accused of using child slave laborers to harvest cocoa beans in Africa); the California Cable and Telecommunications PAC (an industry that works overtime to overcharge California consumers); the Insurance Agents and Brokers PAC; Pacific Gas & Electric (a virtual monopoly – and how about those electric and gas rates!); Anthem Blue Cross; Chevron Corp. (Big Oil!); Edison International; Philip Morris USA Inc.(Big Tobacco!); Anheuser-Busch (Big Alcohol!); Check into Cash California, Inc. (you know what they charge the working poor!); Advance America (another company that preys on the working poor): and the 3M Company. Click here to see these donations online.
Not one word about these contributions from the Voice of OC, the Liberal OC, the OC Political Blog, or the Orange Juice Blog. Utter silence. But they’re all having a cow over a $250 donation to Martinez – that she returned when it turned out the donor had done some business with the City of Santa Ana, as a sub-contractor to a contractor. Amazing. What a bunch of damn hypocrites!
I hope all these loons will be happy when we get stuck with Daly – if he makes it to the Top Two in the Open Primary on June 5. You couldn’t ask for a bigger corporate shill that Daly – a guy who has wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars while mismanaging the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office. More on that later…