Democrats Attacking Democrats In Anaheim Races

Overlooked in the typically one-dimensional media coverage of Anaheim campaigns is the dynamic of Democratic interest groups spending tens of thousands of dollars harshly attacking Democrat candidates for Anaheim mayor and city council.

The Democratic Party of Orange County has endorsed Ashleigh Aitken for mayor and Councilman Jose F. Moreno for re-election. The Orange County Employees Association – a de facto arm of the Democratic Party – has also endorsed Aitken and Moreno.

The OCEA has funneled at least $30,000 into mailers attacking Democratic former Councilmember Lorri Galloway. The DPOC has piled, as well – using $10,000 from the union-sponsored Yes on Measure L campaign to attack Galloway.  Far be it from a veteran Democrat former elected official with name ID to compete with a first-time candidate.

The OCEA is also attacking Mitch Caldwell in District 3. Caldwell is a bona fide union Democrat, a self-made success story who hasn’t forgotten his blue-collar roots and believes in paying his workers a good wage. He also understands economic growth is a necessary pre-condition for economic opportunity – which benefits everyone. Unfortunately, the OCEA prefers the incumbent – left-wing, tenured Chicano Studies professors with a stunted understanding of economics who only became a Democrat before running for Anaheim City Council.

Compounding the weirdness, there’s the spectacle of a Democrat special interest group – the OCEA – spending large sums of money in support of two Republican candidates: Cynthia Ward for mayor and Robert Nelson for city council.

26 comments

  1. Juan G Alvarez and Jose Moreno use children in ads for votes.= DISGUSTING

    • I met Juan Alverez last Sunday at Shakeys on Harbor (I was watching the WORLD SERIES), his entire CABAL was there. This coincided with an internal OCDEM EMAIL chain regarding a sitting central committee member, who was issued a restraining order to stay away from his family, additionally, it announced his Mother was being investigated for abusing his children (her Grandchildren).

      I was surprised as I was aware of this person and his troubled past and I was well aware that he was closely associated with Dr. Moreno, Ryan Ruelas and Juan himself. I introduced myself to Juan and asked if he was aware of the EMAIL and situation. His response was VERBATIM:

      “Yeah those kid’s have caused him a lot of problem’s, unfortunately it’s affecting XXXXXXX future, luckily he’s got a good support system with us and we won’t let any of this hurt him” He ended with something about solidarity in Spanish, which I do not speak.

      So you are telling me, somebody who wants to be on the school board, put’s his race based politics and that of his mentor’s Dr. Jose Moreno above the safety of young children.

      ALL OF THIS is 100% TRUE and both the EMAIL and the individuals involved can be verified as well as at least three witnesses to this OUTRAGEOUS CONDUCT.

  2. TURN IT UP DISNEY, SOAR, ANAHEIM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – DEFEAT THE MORENO REGIME – Anaheim needs you and together we will move forward without them! Anaheim wants your help

  3. Matt, I don’t know why you find it so amazing that the Democrats are doing this, and don’t even mention that the Republicans are doing the same thing – look at the Lincoln Club and Pringle secretly backing Henninger to help Trevor, or the whole Tait-Lewis-Ahmanson machine openly supporting Moreno and Aitken.

    I have said for six years that Republican and Democrat don’t mean anything in this town, or next to nothing anyway. Are you starting to see what I meant? You can call it Anaheim in Wonderland all you like too, that was my favorite book as a kid.

    Like Tait told me a few years ago, “In Anaheim the two parties are those who are in it for themselves, and those who are in it to help the people of Anaheim.” Everything else is garnish.

    • News From Nowhere

      “In Anaheim the two parties are those who are in it for themselves, and those who are in it to help the people of Anaheim.”

      100% correct. There are stewards and there are scoundrels. End. Of. Story.

    • I have written many times, for years, on how the Tait camp has both openly and covertly supported progressive Democrat candidates. Not sure how you’ve missed it. It’s amazing too me that they’re so obsessed with a single area of policy difference that they’d rather help elect progressive Democrats – who will then elect other progressive Democrats – than unite behind the Republicans who can win. It is stunningly short-sighted.

      And too many members of the OC GOP Central Committee have totally abdicated their duty because they’are unwilling to face up to this active collaboration with and empowerment of the Left in Anaheim to say or do anything – or they’re afraid of crossing Fieldstead and Co.

      The Lincoln Club clearly perceives political reality, and it is vilified as “selling its soul.” This is nuts.

      Furthermore, I think your claim that Reep and Dem labels don’t mean anything in Anaheim is rubbish. Dems in this town should thank God every day they have Tom Tait and his amen corner protecting their flank and dividing the GOP to their benefit.

      As for the closing quote of your comment: with all due respect, that is self-righteous nonsense. Unfortunately, I think the mayor and his followers have repeated that mantra so many times they actually believe it. Despite all the yammering about “kindness,” they relentlessly ascribe venal motives to anyone who disagrees with their view of the TOT rebates. The sanctimony is nauseating. For all the posturing about being conservatives, they sure do emulate the tone and practice of the progressive Left.

      • David Michael Klawe

        Thank you Matt, very insightful.

        I support some Republicans, but can’t support the National, State or Orange County Republican Party currently. They are a big mess.

        Groups like Reform California which works with some Republicans, Independents (NPP) and even some Democrats does get my support. Same for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (Proud to be a member).

        Like anything on the ballot, you need to actually see where the candidate stands on issues that are important for you.

    • VN: Jose Moreno, Al Jabbar, Ryan Ruelas, Juan Alvarez are in it for THEMSELVES

    • And today we can add Pringle’s Citizens for Anaheim’s Future sending out pro-Lorri mailers… to hurt Ashleigh and help Harry.

  4. Jose Moreno, Al Jabbar, Ryan Ruelas, Juan Alvarez, Mark Lopez are scoundrels.

  5. Before you vote, please ask any high school, junior high school, elementary school or city employee what they think about these guys.

    Believe me, I work in the high school district and everyone I know hates Matsuda for what he has done to our district. He holds on to power by controlling a small group of union members that like alll the perks he gives them. Most of us just do our jobs and don’t get involved in politics- we should!

    Al Jabbar is a very small man and this gives his life some purpose. He takes selfies all day and brags about his supposed accomplishments- he leaves out the fact that his intervention in Anaheim high pushed out our only Latina high school principal in Orange County last year. Sure Saldivar is his boy and is pretty, but he is not very smart and has been overwhelmed by the job. Of course little Al wouldn’t understand that because he has no experience in schools.

    Ruelas does a couple of online classes and spends his days campaigning and drinking. What an immature little boy. He brags about firing Dr. Corral ,and Dr. Wagner-Kimble . Why doesn’t he like women? They way his mommy hovers over him at home and at all the events, you would think he would be more supportive of females.

  6. Negative campaigning

    The Moreno cabal is getting desperate. They generate a Univision event to cry about negativity in the campaign meanwhile on Facebook Moreno says all sorts of negative things about Mr. Caldwell.

    Very dishonest group. The big bet is that by blaming Disney or “the man” they will get people to believe life will improve. It won’t. Not for the poor voter. Life will improve for Jose and Lorena. Life will improve for Mike and Jackie. Life will improve for Ryan and lupe. Life will improve for those union hacks that walk the neighborhoods.

    I’m voting for Mitch – I believe in hard work and honesty. Not dirty Al Sharpton Race baiting bs

    Please join me!

  7. The Matsuda Moreno Rueles Jabbar leadership is supposed be all about kindness and inclusion. Unfortunately their actions show more of a mean girls style of leadership that particularly goes after women.
    In review:
    – the eniire superintendent cabinets at both districts are led by men.
    – fired or pushed out Dr. Corral and Dr. Wagner-Kimble
    – no Latina leadership higher than jr. high principal (Lonena Moreno).
    – cost district huge settlement to fire female counselor at Anaheim high
    – cost district 2 years of backpay in failed attempt to fire female counselor from oxford jr. high.

    These fellas don’t want quality input from professionals. They want total control by by their small circle of true believers. Educated women that bring a different viewpoint scare them and have been purged or marginalized.

  8. . Jose doesn’t even mention her on his Facebook rallies. His latest one he had a bunch kids dance and chant for him and remind everyone to vote for him, rueles, , Jabbar and Alvarez.

    Hey guys…. she is rather important! Don’t forget about her – she never questions you and votes how you tell her!

    I think you are right Women are not on the inner circle

    • I understand Matsuda has already calculated That Annemarie will lose on Tuesday and has been meeting with Harold Martin to kiss up. That’s what my friend that works at the district office told me.

  9. Enough comments to not vote for Moreno,Jabbar, Ruelas, Mark Lopez and Annemarie Randle-Trejo. Read the comments throughout this blog from those qualified to make them. Concrete examples that these people have taken us for a ride and damaged our city and our children. We must as human beings say enough and you will not harm us any more – YES HARM US.

    Our scores in both math and reading are among the lowest in the country – the country.
    How can we expect our youth to grow up with hope if we do not show them that all is not hopeless.

    Staying with this leadership of those listed above with Jose M. Lara. Lorena Moreno and J Paolo Magacalas and Debbie Schroeder added to the list, will ruin any shred left of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    RUN ALL OF THEM OUT OF ANAHEIM.

  10. Please join Loretta Sanchez, Tom Daley , Lou Correa , the Anaheim Police Department , the Anaheim Fire department the LA/OC building and trade association and vote for Mitch Caldwell in district 3.

    Jose is a polorizing person that has backstabbed most of the people that helped him. The teachers and classified in both school districts have also been harmed by this guy.

    Come on, do you really think such a diverse group of people – even Republicans like kris Murray would be lining up to back Mitch if this was not the case.

    No MORE….N-O! .

  11. The coalition to control the schools and city politics includes Jose Moreno, ALJABBAR, Annemarie Randle Trejo, mark Lopez, Ryan rueles, and Alvarez-

    They try to run Mayor Taits coattails and use his kindness theme. Don’t buy it. They are bad. They are enriching themselves and using Jesse Jackson – Al Sharpton tactics to cast everyone that is against them as racist or a sell out. As a Self made Latina, I am so insulted by their rhetoric. Please join me get rid of these guys! Support the long term Anaheim residents that running against these guys. They have all stepped up for us.

    • David Michael Klawe

      Thank you Linda. Here is hoping for great news Tuesday Night. Our kids need a true change to better a better education.

      Students before Unions and Politics.

    • Linda: count my house in. We are voting Jose Moreno OUT. One by one all of this Socialist group needs to be run out of Anaheim. Pledge was a ridiculous show and only to appear like they are doing something.

      Al Jabbar is a complete poser fraud as is Matsdua. Ryan Ruelas, Juan G Alvarez, Annemarie Trejo, Debbie Schroeder, LORENA MORENO, J. Paolo Magcalas and especially Jose M. Lara have actually lined their pockets and bank accounts as well as that of various hired relatives for far too long and have delivered failing schools thereby FAILING OUR YOUTH.

      I pray that election days shows the courage of the people of Anaheim to stand up and say: NO MORE WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF ANY LONGER. We will not be made fools of. We expect to get deliverables and this bullying, brain washing group has NOT delivered anything but failure.

      Yet this group touts all the good they have done? What? Our schools scores are at the lowest in the entire United States of America. California was once a leader now we reflect failure and it is at the hands of this regime.

      I have said before, we must show our youth that they have a future and that we will provide them an education that will keep them competitive in admittance into college and the workforce. If we don’t what hope do they have? Why should they try? How can they break out of hopelessness? I bet our District 3 poser councilman would not let his daughters feel the hopelessness, no I hear they are on a special track to UCLA. Of course because Jose Moreno looks after Jose Moreno and anyone else that can promote Jose Moreno as do his accomplices.

      Many in this group should be investigated.

      Let us heed all of the notices put on this blog. Let us see with our own eyes what our neighborhoods look like. Let us research the scores/standing of our schools and say you have failed us and we will not allow it.

      Let us vote/get this dangerous group out of Anaheim

      No on Jose Moreno
      No on Al Jabbar
      No on Mark Lopez
      No on Ryan Ruelas
      No on Juan G. Alvarez
      No on Annemarie Randle-Trejo

      Fire Matsuda
      Fire Lorena Moreno
      Fire Jose Lara
      Fire J Paolo Magcalas
      Fire Debbie Schroeder

      VOTE FOR CHANGE

  12. Kennedy high has been a mess ever since they fired Russ Earnest

    Magnolia down the tubes since they fired Dr. Cunard

    Loara keeps getting worse since they chased Dr. B out

    Savanna has had 5 changes at principal and let the the most intelligent and qualified leader ( a lady named Courtney) get away to Irvine Unified.

    When Dr. Corral didn’t give Ryan and Alfonso unlimited power to use the school for BROS campaigns- she was chased out. And now poor Saldivar is way over his head.

    Carpenter at Katella has out smarted them in spite of being undermined since day one.

    Is this quality leadership by Annemarie Randle Trejo and Al Jabbar? Fire qualified people like Dr. Liz Novak with all the credentials and bring in Mike Matsuda with no credentials. Matsuda has cleaned house in the district office and all other leadership positions only to replace them with yes MEN – all less experienced and qualified then their predecessors. Stop the madness!!!!

    And the puppet master of all of them- Jose Moreno has done the same in the city. If you are like me and you were fooled the first time around- don’t be fooled again – vote them out

  13. This comment by Poor Leadership is a must read before voting:

    “Poor leadership
    November 4, 2018 at 2:43 pm
    Kennedy high has been a mess ever since they fired Russ Earnest

    Magnolia down the tubes since they fired Dr. Cunard

    Loara keeps getting worse since they chased Dr. B out

    Savanna has had 5 changes at principal and let the the most intelligent and qualified leader ( a lady named Courtney) get away to Irvine Unified.

    When Dr. Corral didn’t give Ryan and Alfonso unlimited power to use the school for BROS campaigns- she was chased out. And now poor Saldivar is way over his head.

    Carpenter at Katella has out smarted them in spite of being undermined since day one.

    Is this quality leadership by Annemarie Randle Trejo and Al Jabbar? Fire qualified people like Dr. Liz Novak with all the credentials and bring in Mike Matsuda with no credentials. Matsuda has cleaned house in the district office and all other leadership positions only to replace them with yes MEN – all less experienced and qualified then their predecessors. Stop the madness!!!!

    And the puppet master of all of them- Jose Moreno has done the same in the city. If you are like me and you were fooled the first time around- don’t be fooled again – vote them out”

    Thank you poor leadership, my family has already voted to help accomplish the task of ridding Anaheim of this awful group. Anaheim join those of us that want to improve our city and quality of life.

    Vote this group out and together let us give our children a more hopeful future.
    Vote this group out and together let us rebuild Anaheim into the city it once was.

    We must try and it must be together. Forward together sincerely.

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