Brian Baker | Endorsements from a Conservative
By Brian Baker
Thursday, October 18th, 2018

I’ve said it before, right in these pages: We’re in the midst of a civil war in this country every bit as profound and fundamental as the one that took place in the 1860s. So far it’s been pretty bloodless, but make no mistake. We’re in a battle for the very soul of this nation.

In the two years since Donald Trump put an end to Hillary Clinton’s “unstoppable” ascendancy to the Oval Office the Dem/socialists have cranked their outrage meter all the way up to 11, culminating in the outrageous and despicable attempt at character assassination targeted against Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation process.

Fortunately, that attack failed and Kavanaugh has been seated. But that battle may well not be over. Many of the Dem/socialists’ leading voices – luminaries such as Nancy “The Red” Pelosi, Cory “Spartacus” Booker and Maxine “Muddy” Waters, among others – have intimated, if not outright promised, that they will explore the possibility of impeachment, not only of Kavanaugh, but Trump himself, too, if they manage to take over control of the House of Representatives.

It doesn’t matter to the unhinged left that there aren’t any “high crimes and misdemeanors” upon which to hang an impeachment charge, nor that removal from office requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate, a level impossible to attain. This is all political kabuki, theatrical melodrama designed to impede the political process while chomping from a bowl of sour grapes.

We need to end this right now.

The first step is to make sure Katie Hill doesn’t win election to the House of Representatives. She’s already made her position clear on Kavanaugh, calling him a “serial predator” in a tweet (marieclaire.com/politics/a23479484/katie-hill-brett-kavanaugh-serial-predator/). As I discussed in my Sept. 19 column (“A Lynching in the Senate”) there was no actual evidence to support the outrageous accusations, but that evidently didn’t mean anything to Hill.

Is that the mindset we want to see in the person representing us in the House? Guilt and personal destruction by unsupported accusation? Do we want to send her to Washington so she can hop on the impeachment bandwagon?

Throw in the nature of the policies she supports – gun control, government-run health care (which will destroy both health care and the economy), amnesty – and you have a hard-left activist who I believe doesn’t represent the values of our community.

Let’s re-elect Steve Knight.

We have our work cut out for us at the state level, too. If and when the Sacramento socialists get a super-majority, bad things will happen. You think the gas and car registration tax hike was bad? Well, buckle up if they get even more power!

To that end, it’s a big “NO” on Christy Smith and a “Yes!” for Dante Acosta. For those of us in the north part of the Santa Clarita Valley, Tom Lackey gets the nod over Steve Fox.

The race for governor is pretty much a no-brainer. It’s interesting how, in his media ads, Gavin Newsom tries to come across as reasonable and moderate. All you have to do is look at his tenure as mayor of San Francisco to see the real face behind the mask. John Cox is the guy to vote for.

Leftist extraordinaire Xavier Becerra is being challenged by Steven Bailey for the post of state attorney general. This is an often-overlooked position in people’s election thinking, but it really is quite important. Let’s support Bailey.

At the local level, I’ve previously mentioned we have a group of radical leftist activists who have “endorsed” certain candidates for some offices on the ballot. To me, that’s a list of candidates to avoid. Here they are:

City Council: Brett Haddock, Diane Trautman and Logan Smith. There are 12 other candidates from whom you can choose, including my friend Jason Gibbs.

Saugus Union School District: David Barlavi, Laura Arrowsmith, and Chris Trunkey.

William S. Hart Union High School District: Donna Robert and Kelly Trunkey.

You may have noticed I didn’t mention the race for U.S. Senate. Dianne Feinstein versus Kevin de Leon. Well, it reminds me of a movie: “Dumb and Dumber.” I’m sitting that one out.

I’m not a member of any political party, so, as a conservative “independent,” those are my recommendations for the upcoming elections.

Vote as if your kids’ futures depend on it. Because they do.

Brian Baker is a Saugus resident.

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Brian Baker | Endorsements from a Conservative

I’ve said it before, right in these pages: We’re in the midst of a civil war in this country every bit as profound and fundamental as the one that took place in the 1860s. So far it’s been pretty bloodless, but make no mistake. We’re in a battle for the very soul of this nation.

In the two years since Donald Trump put an end to Hillary Clinton’s “unstoppable” ascendancy to the Oval Office the Dem/socialists have cranked their outrage meter all the way up to 11, culminating in the outrageous and despicable attempt at character assassination targeted against Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation process.

Fortunately, that attack failed and Kavanaugh has been seated. But that battle may well not be over. Many of the Dem/socialists’ leading voices – luminaries such as Nancy “The Red” Pelosi, Cory “Spartacus” Booker and Maxine “Muddy” Waters, among others – have intimated, if not outright promised, that they will explore the possibility of impeachment, not only of Kavanaugh, but Trump himself, too, if they manage to take over control of the House of Representatives.

It doesn’t matter to the unhinged left that there aren’t any “high crimes and misdemeanors” upon which to hang an impeachment charge, nor that removal from office requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate, a level impossible to attain. This is all political kabuki, theatrical melodrama designed to impede the political process while chomping from a bowl of sour grapes.

We need to end this right now.

The first step is to make sure Katie Hill doesn’t win election to the House of Representatives. She’s already made her position clear on Kavanaugh, calling him a “serial predator” in a tweet (marieclaire.com/politics/a23479484/katie-hill-brett-kavanaugh-serial-predator/). As I discussed in my Sept. 19 column (“A Lynching in the Senate”) there was no actual evidence to support the outrageous accusations, but that evidently didn’t mean anything to Hill.

Is that the mindset we want to see in the person representing us in the House? Guilt and personal destruction by unsupported accusation? Do we want to send her to Washington so she can hop on the impeachment bandwagon?

Throw in the nature of the policies she supports – gun control, government-run health care (which will destroy both health care and the economy), amnesty – and you have a hard-left activist who I believe doesn’t represent the values of our community.

Let’s re-elect Steve Knight.

We have our work cut out for us at the state level, too. If and when the Sacramento socialists get a super-majority, bad things will happen. You think the gas and car registration tax hike was bad? Well, buckle up if they get even more power!

To that end, it’s a big “NO” on Christy Smith and a “Yes!” for Dante Acosta. For those of us in the north part of the Santa Clarita Valley, Tom Lackey gets the nod over Steve Fox.

The race for governor is pretty much a no-brainer. It’s interesting how, in his media ads, Gavin Newsom tries to come across as reasonable and moderate. All you have to do is look at his tenure as mayor of San Francisco to see the real face behind the mask. John Cox is the guy to vote for.

Leftist extraordinaire Xavier Becerra is being challenged by Steven Bailey for the post of state attorney general. This is an often-overlooked position in people’s election thinking, but it really is quite important. Let’s support Bailey.

At the local level, I’ve previously mentioned we have a group of radical leftist activists who have “endorsed” certain candidates for some offices on the ballot. To me, that’s a list of candidates to avoid. Here they are:

City Council: Brett Haddock, Diane Trautman and Logan Smith. There are 12 other candidates from whom you can choose, including my friend Jason Gibbs.

Saugus Union School District: David Barlavi, Laura Arrowsmith, and Chris Trunkey.

William S. Hart Union High School District: Donna Robert and Kelly Trunkey.

You may have noticed I didn’t mention the race for U.S. Senate. Dianne Feinstein versus Kevin de Leon. Well, it reminds me of a movie: “Dumb and Dumber.” I’m sitting that one out.

I’m not a member of any political party, so, as a conservative “independent,” those are my recommendations for the upcoming elections.

Vote as if your kids’ futures depend on it. Because they do.

Brian Baker is a Saugus resident.