Sunday, February 12, 2006

Stop Phil-lary!

Phil Kurzner, Joel Strom, and the RMR Cast have been trying to walk a very fine line in the good doctor’s long-shot bid for the Republican nomination for Insurance Commish, trying both to portray him as the carrier of the conservative flag, but at the same time, pro-choice enough to appeal to folks like failed US Senate candidate Toni Casey.

It’s because of the first half of that balancing act that I don’t understand how this article was ever put out. “Phillary” openly, proudly, and I guess boldly calls for tax raises to pay for Hillary-style health insurance…

Getting to the right of someone by calling for tax increases… that’s a new one for me!

I’m quite grateful to that the article has been broadly published in time for the upcoming CRP Convention, so that conservative groups don’t make the foolish mistake of buying into Kurzner’s propaganda that he is an actual conservative.


At 2/12/2006 8:54 PM, Anonymous Joel Stroms T-Shirt said...

Im totally dumbfounded, and also quite upset at this. As a long time Dr Phil supporter i am aghast that he has been lying to us all along about his conservative positions.

Unbelievable. These are the types of campaigns and candidates that make a mockery of the Republican party.

He should immediately drop out of this race before embarrassing the Party any further.

He has lost my support, and im thinking of emailing the campaign. I feel used.

At 2/12/2006 10:14 PM, Anonymous Are you really that surprised? said...

Phil Kurzner is running in the wrong race. He should be running for the Democratic Nomination against Cruz, since he seems to have that kind of liberal mindset. Kurzner is the worst candidate our party has seen in a long time. He should stop mickey-mousing around and go back to the surgery room, o wait, what would Allison Casey do then? I guess if Phil drops out, she will have more time to be involved in her mothers Presidential 08 Campaign. If Phil should stay in, look forward to the one and only time this guy is ever on a ballot in California.

At 2/13/2006 12:42 PM, Blogger NickM said...

That convinces me to endorse Gary Mendoza for Insurance Commissioner. He's the only non-Gore Republican in the race.

At 2/13/2006 2:20 PM, Anonymous Gary Mendoza said...

Im not running for insurance commissioner. I have no money, no endorsements, not even a web site because i dont even own my own domain name.

Didnt you check my year end report?

I finally broke even and have no bills left to pay off.

By the way, speaking of Gore....over the years i gave money to Bill Clinton and to other democrats running for Congress around the country.

At 2/13/2006 5:18 PM, Anonymous So This Isn't Really a Conservative Blog said...

How pathetic. You're are shilling for anti-Republican Steve Poizner and trying to establish moral equivalence between Phil Kurzner and him. That's what the liberals did during the Cold War - they'd point out what something that was wrong with America and say there was really no difference with the Soviet Union. There's a huge difference between Kurzner, Mendoza and Poizner. Poizner is a disgrace and his key supporters are only in it for the money - his money!

At 2/13/2006 5:34 PM, Anonymous Poizner is Disgraceful said...

Let's Recap Poizner's Record:

Supported Al Gore, John Kerry and the DNC. Gave 10K to the Gore Florida RECOUNT committee.

Refused to endorse Bush for re-election in 2004.

Opposed war in Iraq.

Opposed President's tax cuts.

Received 100% from CARAL - that means opposes partial birth abortion, supports taxpayer funding, opposes parental notification, etc.

Called for abolishing marriage in favor of civil unions for heterosexual and homosexual couples.

Opposes constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

Campaigned with vicious Bush critic Richard A. Clarke.

Poizner's money can buy Jim Brulte, Kevin McCarthy and others but it can't buy the truth.

At 2/13/2006 5:36 PM, Anonymous Poizner's a Girlie-Man said...

What can you say about a weak little nerd like Poizner who gives $10,000 to the Gore-Lieberman Recount Committee and then blames his wife? What - she isn't allowed to write her own checks? Hiding behind your wife's skirts, now there's a courageous "leader".

At 2/13/2006 6:12 PM, Anonymous Joel Stroms Sweaty T-Shirt said...

Seems like the Kurzner kiddies are out in force.

The topic of the original blog posting was about Phillarycare, and yet here are the Kurzner kiddies trying to spin off the topic:

Universal health care, for illegals included, paid for by a raise in taxes.

Lastly, the true cowards here are those who post inflammatory comments about a candidate, including personal attacks on family, but dont have the balls and wouldnt dare say this to the candidate himself, and CERTAINLY not to his staff.

Looks like its all over for the Kurzneristas, all 3 of them.

Hey Joel, how pissed are you right now?

At 2/13/2006 6:37 PM, Anonymous 2nd Grade English Teacher said...

Im confused as to one of the posts here.

"How pathetic. You're are shilling for anti-Republican Steve Poizner"

Where in the original post, or in any of the posts leading up to yours, is there a mention of Poizner?

"and trying to establish moral equivalence between Phil Kurzner and him."

Umm, Poizner isnt in any of these posts, so how can they be compared? If anybody is trying to draw a "moral equivalence", its you, since you are the only one to mention Poizner.

"That's what the liberals did during the Cold War - they'd point out what something that was wrong with America and say there was really no difference with the Soviet Union."

You know another thing the Soviet Union did? They had universal health care. Nice comparison between Phillary and the Soviet health care product. Good job!

"There's a huge difference between Kurzner, Mendoza and Poizner."

You are right. One is a nobody candidate who is proposing a universal health care plan funded by a giant tax increase, so it can also cover illegal immigrants, the other is not a candidate at all and isnt running.

"Poizner is a disgrace and his key supporters are only in it for the money - his money!"

The pathetic last attempt to run, Gump like, away from the miserable embarrassment that is PhillaryCare.

At 2/13/2006 9:10 PM, Anonymous Hi Tim Clark said...

Tim, it's nice to see your well-paid efforts. Bottom line, your silly attacks on Kurzner and efforts to confuse people don't change the substance of Steve Poizner's very, very liberal record.

At 2/13/2006 9:15 PM, Anonymous Why So Nervous? said...

Somebody sounds scared despite all their money. Could it be because for all the endorsements you purchase you know the average Republican would be disgusted if they knew Steve Poizner's record of support for abortion, gay rights, taxes (remember his attacks on Prop. 13)and against George W. Bush.

At 2/13/2006 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The childish name calling on this site is a turn-off. No one is intelligently discussing the real records and qualifications of the candidates. I've done so and frankly won't be able to vote for Steve Poizner in the primary or a general election. But the rants and insults on this blog don't do any candidate proud.

At 2/13/2006 9:32 PM, Anonymous Gary Mendoza Deserves Better said...

I respect Phil Kurzner but as a Latino Republican I have to say that Gary Mendoza is getting a raw deal here and our party is once again shooting itself in the foot. Bustamante is so weak that any GOP nominee has an excellent shot at winning and we don't need a rich guy who not only has no history of support for the party but actually a history of opposing our candidates and values.

Mendoza, in contrast, has worked on countless GOP campaigns and Co-Chaired the President's campaign in 2000. He did an excellent job as California Corporations Commissioner. He ran a strong race in 2002 as our Nominee, carrying 38 out of 58 counties and losing by only 4.8%. Yet we pass up a chance to elect a proven Republican Latino in favor of a rich guy who will do nothing to help or build the Republican Party. Dumb, very dumb.

At 6/01/2007 7:26 PM, Anonymous Ed Benti Lake Elsinore CA said...

No one is likely to read this but it must be said. My mother is on Medicare. I developed liver disease and after many years of no insurance and no care finally moved into disability stage and was put on Medicaid Supplemental Security Income. Had the government of the United States and California not done this, my son would have become an orphan, since his mother died of cancer some years ago. After the Bush Administration basically privatized Medicare and destroyed the ability of the government to negotiate lower drug prices, thereby skyrocketing the cost of drugs and therefore healthcare in general, my mother's privatized healthcare has deteriorated, at 75, nearly blind, and she has not been able to afford her co-pays on meds. I however, get very good care from my private family physician who agreed generously to continue seeing me on Medicaid after I'd lost my private Blue Cross. The Medicaid program costs, excluding the overpirced drugs, are much less than the private insurers administrative costs, such as Secure Horizons, which my mother was forced to contract with by the Medicare so-called overhaul. Anyone who thinks that single-payer government administered healthcare is somehow evil or failed is, in my case, simply totally wrong. Look at Israel and there single-payer sick-funds system of healthcare whereby the CEO gets the same basket of care products that the average worker gets and ask yourself, If Israel gets such good service, why aren't we? I know I am, through Medicaid SSI, and I thank God Almighty for the foresight of the Progressives in this nation's history who set up that system which is keeping me alive with quality care. And I believe Hillary Clinton wanted to move us ALL into a similar system, but those who stand to lose, the very rich, and the insurance and Big Pharma Oligarchs, will do EVERYTHING in their power to make sure that does not happen, at the expense of the average American citizen. Those Oligarchs will IMPOVERISH us all. United we stand, divided we fall folks. My story is a testimonial to quality government single-payer healthcare. My name is Edmund Bentivengo and I live in Lake Elsinore California and will tell anyone to their faces who challenges me my story and testimony about my American Experience in government healthcare. DO NOT PRIVATIZE ANYMORE OF THE AMERICAN STANDARD OF LIVING. You will end, some day, somewhere down the road with suicide bombers I assure you. If our allies the Jews of Israel can Unite to provide themselves with quality government sponsored healthcare since 1995, then so can Americans.


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