Jan
08
2015

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D, California) cuts and runs.

“Prepare the viands, prepare the foods, prepare the strange wines, for tonight is indeed a great night!” – The Martian Chronicles.

Barbara Boxer is retiring.  If you listen, you can hear the faint sounds of Democratic politicians all across California as they get up from their breakfasts and calmly go to open up their weapons caches. For there will be a Democratic war in the primaries over this.  A California Senator’s seat?  Oh, my, yes, but there will be a Time Of Troubles.  Lots of people want that job, and they won’t be shy about trying for it.  I cannot wait to see how far the Democrats involved will go…

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: The Republican party of California needs to do precisely two things, here.  One: it must limit the viable candidates for this seat to two, no more, no less, and I don’t care if the CA GOP has to enforce this with a club with a nail in it.  Two: those two candidates must absolutely resolutely ignore each other before the jungle primary.  If they can’t say anything nice about each other, they shouldn’t say anything at all. I do not say that following this advice will ensure victory: but I will say that following this advice could not hurt.

4 Comments

  • acat says:

    Sadly, the GOP lacks a single enforcer with both a club with a nail and the stones to use it.
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    Closest thing we’ve got are the Establishment .. and I wouldn’t trust them with a pointy stick, let alone a club with a nail.
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    Mew

  • BigFire says:

    Loretta Sanchez is likely to run for that seat. I don’t forsee another Republican Senator in my lifetime.

  • nicklevi86 says:

    There are rumors of another Mickey Kaus run. As Democrats go, he’s comparatively honest. Not a high bar, but still.

  • Subotai Bahadur says:

    The California Republican party will resolutely ensure that the eventual nominee will be someone that the Left can paint as being a rich, fat-cat plutocrat who hates Hispanics and Lena Dunham and who will personally make birth control and food stamps illegal. It is what they do. In the process, they will deliberately alienate any California Republicans who are to the right of Trotsky.

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