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    GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate

    From Politico.com:

    The first California Republican to announce his interest in running for governor is already running into serious intra-party resistance over his anti-illegal immigration stances.
    The influential Lincoln Club of Orange County has released a statement opposing GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a former leader in the anti-illegal immigration group known as the Minutemen, who announced last week he would form an exploratory committee to run in 2014.
    GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate - POLITICO.com

    IMO, this is a welcome development. It is an early attempt to put aside angry, divisive, and unrealistic approaches that can only narrow the base of the GOP and undermine American conservatism. Instead, candidates should offer serious and constructive policy approaches.

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    Re: GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate

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    GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate - POLITICO.com

    IMO, this is a welcome development. It is an early attempt to put aside angry, divisive, and unrealistic approaches that can only narrow the base of the GOP and undermine American conservatism. Instead, candidates should offer serious and constructive policy approaches.
    So they want to keep a true conservative off the ballot?

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    Re: GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
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    GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate - POLITICO.com

    IMO, this is a welcome development. It is an early attempt to put aside angry, divisive, and unrealistic approaches that can only narrow the base of the GOP and undermine American conservatism. Instead, candidates should offer serious and constructive policy approaches.
    Interesting development in light of the Republican position that it is the Democrats who are blocking immigration reform.

    But, then, it is the Republican position that Democrats are blocking everything that it perceives the voters are for.

    Aren't the Minutemen a sort of vigilante organization? It seems to me that they may not want Donnelly to run because they don't believe he has a realistic chance of winning, and/or they don't want voters to associate Republicans with vigilantism.
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    Re: GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate

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    GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate - POLITICO.com

    IMO, this is a welcome development. It is an early attempt to put aside angry, divisive, and unrealistic approaches that can only narrow the base of the GOP and undermine American conservatism. Instead, candidates should offer serious and constructive policy approaches.
    Securing our border to prevent terrorists, criminals, smugglers and the like from entering the country undetected is now "unrealistic"?
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    Re: GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate

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    GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate - POLITICO.com

    IMO, this is a welcome development. It is an early attempt to put aside angry, divisive, and unrealistic approaches that can only narrow the base of the GOP and undermine American conservatism. Instead, candidates should offer serious and constructive policy approaches.
    IMHO: The GOP does need to address a brand new constituency.
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    Re: GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate

    The minutemen don't stop anything but reasoned discourse. Their publicity stunts along the border would not keep terrorist or drug smugglers out, only unarmed folks seeking jobs. And that only on tiny segments of the border that are easily avoided.

    I love the term 'true conservative'... covers a lot of ground and then again it doesn't. More a case of the term having a very selective meaning that even other 'true conservatives' disagree with.

    I find it interesting this isn't liberals attempting to halt a minuteman candidate but rather a conservative group...

    Interesting...

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    Re: GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate

    Jerry Brown will win re-election in a landslide, since California now leads the nation in job growth and the budget deficit is being reduced after the 8 years of disastrous GOP rule in that state.

    California will not return to failed GOP policies.

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    Re: GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate

    Tim Donnelly gets fine, probation after plea on gun charges

    Tim Donnelly gets fine, probation after plea on gun charges - latimes.com

    A California lawmaker who was detained and charged with bringing a loaded firearm to an airport earlier this year pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor gun charges.

    Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a self-described tea party Republican from San Bernardino, was placed on probation for three years and fined $2,215 for an incident at Ontario International Airport in which security screeners discovered a loaded .45-caliber Colt Mark IV pistol and an ammunition magazine with an additional five rounds in his carry-on luggage.

    The lawmaker has characterized the incident as an "honest mistake," saying he had forgotten to remove the gun from his briefcase after placing it there while working in his home garage.
    I guess he also forgot to remove the rounds from his carry on luggage...after he placed them there.

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    Re: GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate

    LOL....It cracks me up when libertarians get mad Republicans don't adopt their agenda. Like rushing off to join the 0.009 crowd is going to put Republicans over the top in CA.

    As to the minutemen so now the main stream wants to label pro American people racist? Shocking.

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    Re: GOP group rejects Minuteman candidate

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    So they want to keep a true conservative off the ballot?

    http://rlv.zcache.com/california_lan...9en7pq_210.jpg
    No, the GOP just wants to keep a Brownshirt vigilante off the ballot. Good for the Republicans in rejecting this fruitcake.
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