A little over a year ago (long before the election last year), I made the prediction that crime and tax rates would increase, and that Republicans should start simply campaigning on those two issues as quickly as possible. Since Republicans are in the minority and don’t have the governor’s office, the cacophony of events tend the drown out what small voice they have, and when crime and taxes started making headlines, having been consistent on the issues before there was a problem would pay off in rich political benefits. Good policy always makes for good politics.
Recently, Abel Maldonado started making an issue of crime. Whatever you may think of him, he should be lauded for this foresight. The Dems know it is going to be an issue, which is why they started attacking him as a racist. They want to strangle this political baby in the crib. My advice to Abel, do not fear. Show pictures of other criminals (of various ethnic backgrounds), released by Jerry Brown who have committed crimes (like the guy who killed four people in Northridge), but keep after the issue. It is only going to get worse (and, as further advice to Abel, figure out how to get right… Read More