California Democrats Daring Republicans

California Democrats are daring Republicans to challenge them on issues from Wall Street regulations to health care reform.

At the state party's annual convention in Los Angeles, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told delegates "Democrats are for protecting the peoples' interest; Republicans are protecting the special interests."

With her re-election in doubt, Sen. Barbara Boxer urged Democrats to unite behind her candidacy with the excitement witnessed at tea party rallies.

And state Attorney General Jerry Brown called on his two major Republican contenders in the governor's race to join him in prime-time debates before the June primary. It's an idea Steve Poizner accepted, but Meg Whitman declined.

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who opened the convention, promised the party will go on the offense ahead of November elections, saying, "Democrats, it's game time."

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 23, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    Barlow, if you hadn't notice, I didn't call her names. NS, when the government spends trillions of dollars for stimulus and healthcare programs, cap and trade coming,...that is a violation by the government. Why? They work for us, not them. Stimulus gave jobs to illegals on pork projects. Go to the airport in your town. Nice of you to point out who represents the offices in Ca, too bad the democrats there, do all the spending...thats why the are know, the same party running the show in DC...doing all the should be proud.
  • by NS Location: Greenville on Apr 19, 2010 at 04:31 PM
    Tell me, Uncle Buck, exactly which of your civil liberites have been violated? Are you allowed to vote? Is someone stopping you from getting a job? Is someone trying to kill you? How has the government stopped you from striving for happiness. Remember the freedom is to pursue happiness, they can't guarantee you'll get there. What is your case?
  • by NS Location: Greenville on Apr 19, 2010 at 01:18 PM
    Sorry-TO. Out of 38, 21 have been Repu. 11-Dem.6-other.Out of the last 6, 4 were Republicans including the present governor.
  • by NS Location: Greenville on Apr 19, 2010 at 12:48 PM
    The sheer ignorance of some statements here would be funny, if it weren't so important. Out of the 38 Cal. governors-38 have been Rep. and 11 Dem. Out of the last 10-6 were Republican. Today, "guns rights" demonstrators are gathering in a "government supported park" and are able to carry those guns because Obama recently signed legislation giving them the right to do so in national parks. They don't even know what they are "mad" about!
  • by Uncle Buck Location: Jamesville on Apr 19, 2010 at 07:29 AM
    Who are these idiots? This is not a game! It affects the life, liberty and purcuit of happiness of everyone. When I cannot find a place to live, when I do not have enough to eat, when my childerns future is uncertain my CIVIAL LIBERTIES HAVE BE VIOLATED! Why can't the ACLU fight for something other that sex choice and God's name on things?
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Apr 19, 2010 at 07:23 AM
    The Democrates are going to do the same thing to this country the did to Califorina, BANKRUPT IT! How can these idiots challenge anyone when they have bankrupted a STATE?
  • by McArthur Park on Apr 18, 2010 at 09:30 PM
    It is to laugh! Pelosi, Boxer and the rest of the California fruitcakes are mental midgets. Would not be much of a debate! Throw them out and cut their self given benefits and thieving perks!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 at 05:49 PM
    This spells it out for anyone that had a remote shred of doubt about the partisanship of this administration. Her and her ilke will be voted out!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 at 04:14 PM
    Natzi Palooser. Dare me!
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Apr 18, 2010 at 04:11 PM
    Well Nancy, you polls don't look that good. Are these those loud mouthed, wormy, bleeding heard hear liberals saying this? Well Nonsense Peloosa, you may have a few other challenges other than wrinkles....
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