Obnoxious liberal Orange Juice blogger Gregory “Greg” Diamond is apparently running against Republican State Senate Majority Leader Bob Huff in the 2012 open primary for the 29th State Senate District. LOL! Good luck with that Diamond!
Huff handily beat his Democratic opponent, Joe Lyons, in 2008, with 54.5% of the vote, compared to Lyons’ 38.9% of the vote, as per Smart Voter.
Huff is a sponsor of Senate Bill 719 which would require each state department and agency to publish a website that provides details on expenditures in a searchable format. He says, “Transparency is an essential component of democracy and allows taxpayers to hold public officials accountable for their actions. More public scrutiny will help reduce impropriety in dealing with taxpayer dollars – be it perceived or real,” according to Ballotpedia.
Diamond, an attorney who rents a place in Brea, has admitted that he likes living in Brea, a city controlled by Republicans. But he is a supporter of the Occupy movement. Go figure.
Diamond has been such an awful addition to the Orange Juice blog that one of their last Republican bloggers, Geoff Willis, recently quit their blog. Of course Willis’ last post was deleted as he slammed Diamond on the way out.
Diamond already won one election this year as he is leading in our “Most Ridiculous Orange County Liberal” poll.
Diamond has also been slammed in recent weeks by top investigative reporter R. Scott Moxley and the OC Weekly’s editor Gustavo Arellano, who likened Diamond to the worst O.C. blogger ever – the dreadful Sarah Spinosa.
Why Diamond would challenge Huff is a real mystery. He wrote this about the 29th in an OJ blog post, “SD-29, under the new maps, stretches from Yorba Linda to La Habra to Cypress and Stanton within OC, from Walnut to Rowland Heights to Diamond Bar in LA County, and then throws in San Bernardino’s Chino Hills for more Republican goodness. It largely (but not entirely) combines new AD-55 (containing Curt Hagman of Chino Hills) with new AD-65 (containing Chris Norby of Fullerton), but removes Buena Park and makes a few other small adjustments. Bob Huff of Diamond Bar is officially the incumbent, though he has not represented the AD-65 portion. It has a 5.5% Republican registration advantage, went for McCain for 3.6%. In 2010 it went for Meg Whitman by 13.3% and Steve Cooley by 24.3% — though this was in areas where, admittedly, neither Jerry Brown nor Kamala Harris campaigned.”
With President Barack Obama dragging down the O.C. Democrats this year, I suspect Diamond is going to get his tail kicked in epic fashion. That should be fun, unlike his dreadfully long and boring blog posts…