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Judge Dismisses Issa's 10 million$ Defamation Suit ag Opponent Applegate

This was mentioned fast on the tv news here on Thurs, and I've intermiitently been able to pull up a longer report at the La Jolla Light since. Today I can't pull up the LJ Light piece and the SD Union, which controls the print story, not accessible for me. Perhaps a more skilled DUer can list a link to this truly up cheering(!) story.

This was a tentative Superior Court ruling ag Darrell Issa on Thurs(3/9/17) that was supposed to be finalized on Friday; I cannot find any Friday info on the development.

The tough Doug Applegate campaign against the long entrenched Darrell Issa was difficult in a media market highly dominated by conservative print and tv and excruciatingly late coming $ support from the DCCC.. However Applegate, a truly grass roots, bold speaking candidate built enormous local support among his constituents and used his limited advertising resources against Issa so wisely..

These two ads (that Issa sued him over) were textbook examples of how to advertise against a dug in Republican. Especially Applegate's ad megaphoning Issa's vote against the 911 Responders Bill. If Dems would run ads simply describing a Repub's voting record, all stomach turning to decent people, as Applegate so smartly did, then all Repubs would have a hard time holding onto their seats. The Judge's tentative dismissal on Thurs found this Applegate's ad true/factual, the Judge stating simply that Issa did in fact vote ag the 911 First Reponders Bill.

Applegate will run again and, I predict, win in 2018. District 49 is definitely becoming more Democratic in the last 2 years, and Applegate's support is a wonderful coalition of an increasing demographic of coastal liberals, fair play minorities and, in this case, patriotic military (for whom an anti 911 Responders vote is just not acceptable).

Lesson to Dems...if you want to defeat a Republican incumbent, just run factual ads on his/her atrocious voting record. And lesson to Repubs...be careful what hateful votes you make, because they will come back to haunt you from a smart and strategic opponent. Lawsuits, like Issa just waged against Applegate, will not knee cap an opponent with $10 million threats nor will courts protect Repubs from opponent campaigns based on the facts of their sadistic voting histories.

Last night's debate winner :The TPP by ommission

Not one word opposing this corporate coup d'etat of our American democracy and "NAFTA on Steroids." This is as powerful and crucial a Democratic coattail issue as protecting Soc Sec/Medicare and Net Neutrality.

On his Tour de Victime/Mendace Charles Koch just challenged Bernie to a debate!

There it was front page Yahoo interview today, Koch throwing down the gauntlet, calling Bernie and others "liars" who are "afraid" to debate the Koch ideology and machine. It's a flat out challenge and open invitation to draw the hermetically protected Koch into an actual debate with a genuine fact based liberal opponent.

Charles Koch will look like the self-promoting coward he is if he tries to weasel out of this debate into which he just slurred Bernie and liberals. Bernie should loudly and repeatedly announce that he accepts Koch's challenge and demand this debate.

I don't think this violates DNC rules on candidates debates. But if it does, then have another excellent liberal, coherent messenger like Liz Warren or Sherrod Brown follow through with this opportunity to get a Koch into an actual debate of ideas (instead of the typically lying junk Charles' tour is currently peddling through the MSM.)

San Diego Union Tribune sold to Los Angeles Times

Great News! Our Poppa Manchester RW nightmare is over.
Posted by stuffmatters | Fri May 8, 2015, 05:00 AM (2 replies)

A Freedom Rider Might Win in San Diego!

Fingers crossed, it's looking good for Bob Filner for Mayor in San Diego

I was overcome with emotion today voting for Bob Filner for mayor. We went to the same university though at different ends of the sixties. "Our" Freedom Riders were legendary. Their selfless courage risking their lives to fight against segregation in Mississippi brought us who followed them both inspiration and hope to demonstrate and combat an unjust war and, at Cornell, educational discrimination.

I never imagined that fifty years later and nearly three thousand miles away, I would be given this huge honor to be able to vote for Bob Filner. Or that, ironically, the background noise and visuals today would be of voters standing for hours to exercise
their still embattled constitutional rights.

It's too early to know if Filner will win for Mayor...we won't know for a few hours. Worth pulling an "all nighter" like the good old days in Risley. But whether Filner wins or loses, I got to vote today for a person I've admired my entire adult life. Who would have thought?

Thank you Bob Filner for fighting the good fight your whole life. If you win as mayor, the truly democratic and inclusive soul of our city will soar.

Posted by stuffmatters | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:14 AM (1 replies)
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