Friday, August 26, 2005

Poizner, Pt 1

I recently found this in
"Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich said something quite strange. Strange even for a Democrat.

It happened when he explained why he was spending up to $10 million taxpayer dollars on stem-cell research without state legislative approval. This was necessary, he claimed, because the General Assembly wouldn’t take action on the issue.

Of course, a possible reason the legislature did not was because the governor failed to propose stem-cell funding in his budget. Nor did he broach the subject in his state of the state address, when the governor outlines his initiatives. He found time in that speech, though, to mention he would officially declare September "Illinois Wine Month." So we know he can prioritize.

But Rod decided he was morally obligated to do something about stem-cell research because the assembly simply wouldn’t. So he’s spending unauthorized funds.

In boasting of his deed, he said, "While we are forced to live in a democracy with several branches of government, sometimes in a democracy the process is frustratingly slow."

Imagine since th legislature refuses to approve the governors idea or that it was slow to approve it, he decided to spend the money anyway because he believe democracy "is too slow".

That reminded me of a post I saw recently in the RosevilleConservative blog by Aaron Park.

It seems that EdVoice, an organization that Steve Poizner is proud to have founded, has come out in favor of a bill that would allow the Mayor of Los Angeles to appoint seven members of the Los Angeles Unified School District board and have elected officials appoint the other two. Wiped out would be the rights of the taxpayers and the parents of the district to elect the school board members.

It appears that Poizner and his philosophy of government is the same as that as the Democrat Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich. According to the Roseville Conservative Poizner was so far to the Left on economic issues that the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association sent out letters a couple of weeks prior to the 2004 elections asking voters NOT to vote for Steve Poizner.

Poizner and Blagojevich also believed that Democracy was wronged in Florida in 2000. Poizner donated $10,000 to help over turn the vote of the people of Florida--Democracy is what you can buy to these folks.

Maybe that is why Poizner needed a clear field in 2004 to run for Assembly, he could not afford to be asked questions in a GOP primary.

Now he is running for Insurance Commissioner and still needs a clear field. Last year he supported according to the FlashReport and California Political News and Views the Open Primary, this year he opposes it. Last year he supported lowering the votes needed to pass a parcel tax, this year he wants to keep the 2/3 (though he did spend $200,000 to lower it, now he is only giving his "word" he opposes it). Has he changed his mind about President Bush, doe he now support him? What won't Poizner say, do or pay to get elected to office?

He is like the driver of an automobile. He buys a luxury car, drives it to where he wants...then when he gets there, parks it and leaves it behind. Kind of like his attitude toward Democracy?

Poizner and Blagojevich have the same attitute about Democracy. It is like a "john" buying and using a prostitute, then when they get what they want, they toss her away. Is that what we can expect from Poizner? They are both pimping Democracy. We see it from Blagojevich spending $60 million he was not authorized to spend. Are they twins separated at birth?


At 8/26/2005 3:36 PM, Anonymous Disgusted in California said...

Poizner doesn't have to worry about a little thing like the voters. He's too busy spreading his money around to politicians, consultants and other insiders who don't care this guy opposed President Bush in 2000 and is pro-tax, pro-gay, pro-Al Gore, pro-John Kerry and anti-Iraq War as long as they can pocket some change.

At 8/26/2005 11:50 PM, Blogger Roseville Conservative said...

Hey, what happened to your template?

Thanks for quoting my blog, too!

At 8/27/2005 9:02 AM, Blogger NickM said...

h duh

At 8/27/2005 9:02 AM, Blogger NickM said...

h duh

At 8/27/2005 9:08 AM, Blogger NickM said...

Blogger is acting up on me.
The post was supposed to read:

Oh duh.
Poizner doesn't like the will of the voters. As if we needed any more proof of that after he gave $10,000 to overturn Bush's victory in Florida in 2000. Wait, we also say him spending large sums to remove taxpayer protections that had existed for over a century.

Of course, we voters get to express our will in March.


At 8/27/2005 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nick--the election next year is in June, not March...opps!

At 8/27/2005 10:39 PM, Blogger NickM said...

I plead brain freeze.


At 8/29/2005 7:16 PM, Blogger Roseville Conservative said...

BTW Guys:

Here is the post referenced:

Poizner + Richman + Villaregosa = LAUSD School Board by Fiat

At 8/30/2005 2:32 PM, Anonymous Republicans don't leave LAUSD behind said...

Any of you posters actually aware of what happens in LA Unified elections? The school board spends $350,000 per race, gets their lackey elected, and the students and the community go down the tubes.

Rudy showed in NYC how to make the public education system responsive: put the mayor and council in charge. They either deliver, or they are voted out.

Education is the one key of the local goverment triad (police, fire & education). It's absurd to not let local leaders run the local school system -- especially when the special-interest lackeys have screwed it up for so long -- and 700,000 students pay the price.

I don't know who I support in the insurance commissioner race, but I do know that every true Republican has to stand up for the 700,000 students in the LA School System and say enough is enough, it's time to take control and set things right.

At 9/01/2005 11:09 AM, Blogger NickM said...

RDLAB - the mayor of L.A. is Antonio Villaraigosa. Giving the SEIU rather than UTLA control of the schools is supposed to be an improvement?


At 9/13/2005 12:52 AM, Anonymous l.a. schools beyond hope said...

during riordan's administration, his $ actually got school board members elected who were not part of the xxxx-ed up teachers union establishment... education still sucked... if the mayor picks school board members, then the teachers union will start to spent their big bucks in one mayoral race every four years, instead of splitting it up between several school board races... result may be that the school board runs the city, not that the mayor runs the schools... the only salvation for kids stuck in the lausd is to break up the school district, an impossible task... thank god schools are much better here in san diego


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