So now Janet Nguyen is arguing that she didn’t break the Baugh Manifesto because it only applies to local races and she is running for a partisan seat in the State Senate. I have to call B.S. on that because the intent of the Baugh Manifesto – which prohibits Republican candidates from accepting union campaign donations, was to stop electing politicians who are beholden to the unions. These politicians end up cutting sweetheart pension deals with the government employee unions, which are threatening to bankrupt our State of California.
But hold the presses. What happens to all of that union money? Well if Nguyen is correct and the Baugh Manifesto only applies to local races then the end result of OC GOP Chairman Scott Baugh’s mandate is that the union money goes to the liberal candidates who are running against the ostensibly conservative Republican candidates.
Ponder that for a moment. Isn’t Baugh’s Manifesto helping to fund liberals? Should otherwise conservative Republicans be allowed to accept union money as long as they pledge to stand firm against union abuses? Continue reading