Monday, February 20, 2012

Republican Challenger John Webb Scores Big Victory Over Congressman John Campbell

I just witnessed a remarkable political event.  This evening, the Orange County Republican Central Committee (OCGOP) denied its endorsement of a Republican incumbent, Rep. John Campbell.  To win the local GOP endorsement Campbell needed a 2/3 majority of the elected central committee members.  His effort fell short by just one vote. 


The evening began with roll call, recognition for elected officials and extraordinary volunteers.  Out of all the endorsements given out this evening, Campbell was the only incumbent facing a challenger - Republican candidate John Webb. 

As you may know, John Webb is new to politics.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and has been a California highway patrolman, and a police officer. In the private sector, John was a corporate executive with State Farm Insurance Company and currently owns and operates a successful insurance brokerage.  Locally, John has become a favorite among Tea Party activists.  I was honored, for example, when he asked me to be the keynote speaker at his upcoming fundraising event this Thursday evening

Rep. Campbell spoke first.  He stressed his role in warning about California's budget crisis and the significant role he played nationally in fighting against earmarks.  Campbell looked nervous and a little hyper-active with his edgy, scruffy beard.  Next, John Webb spoke.  Webb came across as calm, friendly, self-deprecating in his humility and honesty.  It quickly became obvious, however, that the most vocal members of the crowd were rooting for Webb to stop Campbell's effort to win the endorsement of the local Republican party. 

Webb, in particular, contrasted his views with Campbells saying that he would have voted against TARP and against allowing gays to serve openly in the military.  Graciously, Webb said that he did not want to attack Campbell.  He merely said that he offered a different "skill set" that was more appropriate to the new conditions faced by the Republican party and warned that voters would lose faith in the Republicans if we did not offer candidates who held tightly to strong conservative ideology. 

In the end, the OCGOP appeared divided over endorsing Campbell.  A number of speakers, for example, expressed unhappiness that Rep. Cambell had not spent more time in the district and had only conducted one townhall event.  Campbell sort of made things worse by suggesting that since he had more time to focus on issues as a member of Congress that he was the recipient of better and higher quality information than those in the audience who doubted the wisdom of his decisions. 

(I sort of took it as a personal attack when Campbell suggested that Webb was "pandering" to people in the district.  I really don't think that Webb's welcoming of my message was anything but a straightforward recognition that I'm telling the truth about young Obama's radical extremist ideology.  I don't see Webb pandering to me or to all the others who see Obama as a significant threat to the fundamental tenets of American culture and traditional economic success.)

In the end, OCGOP Chairman Scott Baugh asked the elected central committee members stand to record their votes and Campbell fell short of securing the endorsement.  Campbell got 41 votes for his endorsement, but needed 42 of the 63 total votes cast.  I have no doubt this will be big news around the nation tomorrow and that it will send a signal that plenty of people back home in Orange County are unhappy with Rep. Campbell's performance in office. 

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.

Dr. Drew on Ebenezer Scrooge, HP Products and the Considerable Value of Frugal Dad Coupons

One of the ironies in my life is that I started out as a Marxist socialist and now, day after day, I'm starting to become more and more like the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge.  I mean the Scrooge of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol.  Since Scrooge is portrayed as an obviously bad guy, I have to admit I've been a little startled to see how many of Scrooge's thoughts seem to mirror my own as I find myself responsible for the health and safety of my own small business. 


When I worked as an academic, for example, I used to toss out used paper clips and other office supplies that fell on the floor or became slightly twisted.  Now, however, each paper clip is a lovely tool to be saved and carefully reused on new projects.  I've even found myself digging used paper clips out of the trash in an effort to save the small amount of money I spend on them.

Although I'm getting used to paying other people for goods and services, I'm still hesitant about buying equipment for my business...even when it becomes obvious to everyone involved that I need a new product to keep my business happily growing. 

Most recently, Tricia and I bought a new HP printer on the recommendation of my trusted business coach.   Now, I've learned that I would have gotten a better deal on this excellent printer if I had paid more attention to the work being done by the folks at http://www.frugaldad.com/.  One of the cool things about the Frugal Dad website is that they provide you with coupons to purchase specific products.  Now, for example, they offer a special deal where you can save when you shop at hp.com  What can I say?  Bah! Humbug!  I wish I had known about this a month ago.

Since I have had good luck with HP products in the past, I'll be reviewing the offers at http://www.frugaldad.com/ for new upcoming coupons for HP products. 

As Frugal Dad notes, HP products seem to have "longevity and function really well."  I was particularly surprised, by the way, when I was able to get Tricia's new HP printer up and running with a minimum amount of fuss.  She is very happy with the result and I'm already seeing improvements in my business as she no longer needs to use my printer to get things done for our small consulting business.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.

SH** PEOPLE SAY YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Contribution by Stevie Kirby

Thank goodness that we got clear wireless internet deals and a faster internet speed because now I can actually watch YouTube videos. Before, I had to spend forever trying to let the videos load, buffer, and play. For the majority of the video, the computer would be buffering and wouldn’t actually be getting anything done. Recently there have been some really funny viral videos on YouTube. People have been putting up videos that are called “ SH** _____ Say”. There is pretty much every type of spoof out there to fill in the black. Some of my favorite ones are about groups that I belong to or did belong too. They have a sorority girl one that is hilarious and actually reminded me of being in college. They have a teacher one, that actually reminds me of me my real life. Non of them are meant to be offensive, just funny. I have showed my husband some of them ( he never watches anything on the computer) and he has found them funny too. When a get a little break from house work, I watch a funny video or two to lift my spirits.



Saturday, February 11, 2012

Andrew Breitbart Announces He Has College Video of Young Obama's Radical Perspective

I just got some amazing news this evening.  Apparently, Andrew Breitbart has video of young Obama in action which will document Obama's commitment to class conflict and racial division.  I'm expecting that these videos will provide further confirmation of what I've been saying since 2008 - that young Obama was a committed Marxist socialist looking forward to a socialist future



Up until now, I have enjoyed the fact that my take on young Obama's ideological extremism was supported by the newest developments in the Obama literature - especially by Stanley Kurtz's book, Radical-In-Chief.  I've always known that if I had pictures of me with young Obama, video, or audio tape of him discussing Marxist ideology that there would have been greater interest in my story in 2008. 

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dr. Drew to Speak at Fundraiser for Republican Candidate John Webb (R-45CD)


Laguna Hills, CA – John Webb’s campaign for Congress will host a special event at the Laguna Hills Community Center on February 23rd for a speaking engagement featuring Dr. John Drew and Republican candidate for Congress, John Webb.



Along with officially endorsing John Webb, Dr. Drew will speak on the topic of, “Why Barack Obama’s Past is More Important than His Future.” Dr. Drew is a political scientist who has shared his face-to-face observations of young Barack Obama’s ideology in articles published in American Thinker and David Horowitz’s Front Page Magazine. In attendance will be supporters of John Webb’s campaign for the 45th Congressional District and individuals who are seeking a true Conservative, not a politician tied to the interests in Washington.

“As a resident of Orange County for over 40 years, Marine Corps Veteran, and a job creator as a corporate execute and small business owner I understand the issues that impact my community,” said Congressional candidate John Webb. “I’m committed to listening to the concerns of the citizens and creating policy that pulls back bureaucracy and cuts spending.”

The event is exclusive with limited seating; a donation to John Webb for Congress is required to RSVP. The highlights will include:

• John Webb discussing his Campaign for Congress and issues platform;

• Dr. John Drew speaking about Barack Obama’s friends and political ideology while Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles;

• Open mic for questions from guests and attendees.

“I’m happy to endorse John Webb. He is a Marine, a former California Highway Patrolman and a successful businessman who will bring new leadership to Orange County,” said Dr. John Drew. “I fully support John as a constitutional conservative who will help defeat Barack Obama and take back our country.”

For more information, please visit http://www.johnwebb2012.net/.

About John Webb for Congress (R-45CD)

John Webb is a Republican running for Congress in Orange County’s 45th Congressional District. John is a husband, father, small business owner, former corporate executive, former California Highway Patrolman, Veteran, and resident of Orange County, CA for over 40 years.

As a Conservative with a strong sense in the U.S. Constitution, John is a leader who believes that implementing the core principals of America - Less Taxes, Smaller Government and More Freedom - will bring this great country back to prosperity and growth. More information on John and his campaign can be found at www.johnwebb2012.net.

About John C. Drew, Ph.D.

Dr. John C. Drew is a former Marxist Socialist who met Barack Obama - and knew many of his closest friends, favorite professors and political allies - at Occidental College in the early 1980s. He is among a handful of people in the world who not only knew the young Obama but is also willing to go on the record about what they knew of his ideology.

Dr. Drew, now a Republican, earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University and won the William Anderson Award from the American Political Science Association. Dr. Drew is an author, trainer, and consultant in the field of non-profit grant writing, fund raising and program evaluation. More information on Dr. John Drew can be found at http://www.johndrew25.blogspot.com/.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.