Outrage seems to the stock in trade of Councilman Jose F. Moreno and his band of progressive followers in central Orange County.
Last month, the campaign of one of his opponents, Mitch Caldwell, posted a digital ad telling voters that in 2016, Moreno wrote a letter to a Superior Court judge asking him not to give any jail time to his brother-in-law, who had been convicted of domestic violence.
You can read Moreno’s letter to the judge here.
From the March 21, 2016 Long Beach Press-Telegram:
Ignacio Ramirez, 43, was handed down a three-and-a-half year sentence by Long Beach Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina for the most recent case, during which Ramirez violated both a civil restraining order and a criminal protective order last August, and two probation violations for earlier convictions, officials stated.
“In one incident, Ramirez was caught on a neighbor’s security camera circling his ex-wife’s house for nearly two hours while she was inside,” a release stated. “On a separate incident, Ramirez drove into the alley behind her house, entered the property and stole the children’s dog.”
Officials said Rocky, the Newfoundland dog, was eventually returned unharmed.
In other instances, Ramirez returned to the house and climbed and damaged parts of the back fence, which the victim erected to protect herself from the defendant. He also harassed the victim by fraudulently canceling her utilities and health insurance, officials stated.
City Prosecutor Doug Haubert praised the conviction, calling the outcome appropriate and just.
“The defendant has a history of violence against his wife and disregarding court orders issued to protect her,” Haubert stated. “In this case, the only way to protect the victim and the public is to sentence the defendant to jail.”
The Caldwell campaign ad pointed out a real case of domestic violence against a woman, and the fact that Moreno asked for no jail time for the perpetrator.
Moreno’s supporters were outraged…at Mitch Caldwell for a truthful advertisement.
This Facebook post from progressive activist and DPOC Secretary Luis Aleman was typical:
In Aleman’s mind, it’s not appalling to recommend no-jail time for multiple convictions related to spousal abuse – only to point out the appeal for no jail time.
Aleman’s Latinx Young Democrats of Orange County (LYDOC) went even further, calling the Caldwell campaign commercial “racist.”
This isn’t surprising on a certain level: the intellectual bankruptcy of the LYDOC’s identity politics is so profound they’re reduced to mindlessly labeling opponents as “racist.”
In a Facebook post two weeks earlier, the LYDOC trumpeted “To any victims of domestic, physical, verbal, sexual or anytime type of abuse and violence; we hear you, we see you, we believe you and we are with you” – unless doing so might politically damaged candidates the LYDOC supports.
Interestingly, Aleman took Dr. Blasey Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh at face value:
So, totally uncorroborated sexual assault allegations against a conservative Republican nominee to a critical SCOTUS vacancy must be believed. But when it is truthfully pointed out that progressive Democrat Moreno sough leniency for someone convicted of domestic violence, it is “appalling” and disgusting.”
Heightening the hypocrisy is the origin of the Latinx Young Democrats of OC. It’s founders broke away from the OC Young Democrats over the OCYD’s hard line on Julio Perez – who was fired as executive director of the OC Labor Federation due to corroborated instances of sexual harassment. Not very progressive.
The hypocrisy of the Left on display – and more to come.