Progressive Hypocrisy On Display In Anaheim

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.”

Got it.

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.

22 comments

  1. Race Baiting won’t work

    Sorrylatinx young democrat of Orange County – many of us that are Democrats and people of color believe it is fair to bring out the facts. This is not an allegation- this is fact. Jose tried to minimize the domestic violence acts of this man and tried to help the abuser elude responsibility. Sadly this is what Jose has done in the school districts and in his short time in the city. He covers for incompetent people that are beholden to him and fires those the he can not manipulate.

    Please join Lorreta Sanchez, Lou Correa, Tom Daley, the Anaheim Police Department, the Anaheim fire department and many others as we elect our friend and neighbor of over 50 years, Mitch Caldwell

  2. What a slap in the face to those who have suffered from domestic violence. It should be brought out in the open what Jose Moreno did by defending his brother in law the abuser. Often the family of the perpetrator defend the perpetrator and/or make excuses for their behaviors. Those that defend the violator instead of standing up for the victim should be exposed because it speaks to the defenders character.

    Because Jose Moreno is running for council it looks bad to bring this out, if he is proud of his behaviors and doesn’t feel ashamed to have defended his brother in law then why sweat it Jose? He minds it is brought out because he knows it was wrong but he defended it anyway to get his brother in law off.

    This shows Jose does what he needs to do for Jose. He did not consider what it did to others but he thought of his agenda solely.

    His action is public record.

    Now on the other hand what about that cartoon depicting the lefts competition. That is okay?

    Of course one is way more serious than the other but they criticize the opposition yet what have they been doing.

    FACT JOSE MORENO PROVIDED A CHARACTER REFERENCE FOR HIS BROTHER WHO WAS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

    VOTE MITCH CALDWELL – LETS CHANGE ANAHEIM FOR THE BETTER– THIS WILL BE A START

  3. And the left is not attaching/smearing? Go on Al Jabbar’s Facebook or see Jose Moreno on his video profess he is a man of the people. He does name his comrades though!

    Ashleigh AitkenLike Page
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    VOTERS BEWARE:

    Republican Harry Sidhu and his luxury hotel backers are LYING to the people of Anaheim with this fake Democratic club mailer. Harry and his greed…
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  4. Correction attaching should be attacking

  5. Calling Nancy West, calling Nancy West……….

    Don’t forget how cozy Dr. Moreno IS with Julio Perez and Victor Valladares. Not exactly an ad for womens rights.

  6. Maybe this is the right place to ask – why is Ashleigh’s one-time openness to a needle exchange program worthy of acres of outrage, angst, and mailers … while Jordan Brandman’s strong support for the same thing gets no comment at all?

    Oh, I think I know the answer – pick me! Pick me!

    Is it because Jordan is the trusted servant of Disney and the Chamber, which is the important thing here, and nobody here REALLY worries that much about a needle exchange program? That’s it, right?

    • Nice attempt to dodge the topic of the post and change the subject, Vern.

      You’re in tight with Team Tait. If Vanderbilt’s campaign isn’t hitting Jordan Brandman on the needle exchange issue – and I have no idea if you’re claim is even correct – then why don’t ask them why?

      Re the needle exchange issue: I’ve written two posts about it. For the first one, I e-mailed each mayoral candidate the same questions about the OC Needle Exchange program and published, in their entirety, the answers of those who responded. The other article was about Aitken signing an online petition to continue the Santa Ana needle exchange program – something that was already making the rounds of social media.

      As for why Ashleigh Aitken is being hit with it, I think you know the answer: needle exchanges are unpopular with Anaheim voters, and Harry Sidhu is trying to defeat Aitken. Thus – highlighting their differences on a key issue. You have seen campaigns before, haven’t you?

      You write as if Ashleigh Aitken’s “one-time openness to a needle exchange program” was eons ago. It was less than a year ago, and went beyond “openness” – it was support for continuing the Santa Ana needle exchange. That’s a fact. One can debate the wisdom of needle exchanges, but it’s a legitimate issue for a mailer.

  7. The video against Jose Moreno is 100% accurate. He asked for leanency. Was denied. Bro in law went to jail. Hey #netoo. Where are you here? Jose Moreno is a POS

  8. This is the most important election in local history- why? Because we have a chance to take back Anaheim from a dishonest , self enriching, and incompetent group that currently controls all of the public schools, and the city hall.

    The head of the snake is Jose Moreno, who has fired many good people over the past two years and does not have the support of city workers from parks and recreations, to police to fire- he is only supported by those that he has inserted.

    Next AUHSD superintendent Mike Matsuda – who was propped up into power by Moreno. Test scores down, and in addition to giving himself a 17 percent raise and his sister a promotion he has ballooned district office spending – my source inside the district told me that spending at the district office has doubled in 4 years , while spending at the sites has gone down. Normally a school board would rein in such a failure in leadership, but not in this case. Board president Al Jabbar is Jose Moreno s campaign manager and Matsudas best friend. Annemarie Randle Trejo has dodged several HR problems in her job as an instructional aid. Every time she messed up and her boss tries to call her on it- her friends up stairs Mike, Jose and elementary school board president Ryan Rueles bail her out – so she is always a yes vote.

    Finally There is Ryan Rueles- still living with momma – drinking way too much beer and driving the elementary district into ground with his failed leadership. Ryan was the driving force behind the loss of over one million dollars in legal fees in the law suit against the parents of palm lane. He loves wield power and takes full credit for pushing Linda Wagner Kimble out. That lady has more class in her left pinky finger than Ryan’s fat butt will ever have.

    Please join me, Lou Correa, Loretta Sanchez, Tom Daley, the Anaheim Police Department , the Anaheim Fire Department , the majority of teachers (not the union sell outs) and do not vote for anyone in their group.

    No Moreno
    No Jabbar
    No Lopez ( fake sub teacher)
    No Alvarez
    No Annemarie Randle Trejo
    No Ryan Rueles

  9. Post here give reasons to not vote for Jose Moreno and his comrades. Look all around this blog read what professionals that know what this group is really like and do not vote for any of them.

    Please let us unite in this and then build our city back up

  10. Really? Just got a robo call about Harry Sidhu. I think it was Vern. Toooo late, my family and I already voted for him.
    VOTE HARRY SIDHU – ASHLEIGH AITKEN IS ONE OF JOSE MORENO’S FRIENDS. POOR GIRL HE WILL DISCARD HER ONCE SHE CAN;T DO ANYTHING FOR HIM.

    • Yeah well I think I got a robo-call from mhha. It was LOUD and HYSTERICAL sounding and it went something like:

      NO NO NO ON MORENO! NO NO NO ON RUELAS AND JABBAR! BAD FOR ANAHEIM! BAD! BAD! MORENO RUINED OUR CITY AND SCHOOLS SAY NO NO NO NO NO. NO TO ANYBODY WHO LIKES MORENO. NO TO ASHLEIGH AITKEN AND CYNTHIA! YES YES YES TO CHARTER SCHOOLS AND WHITE SUPREMACIST HARALD MARTIN! AND NO ON MORENO! PAID FOR BY MHHA.

      • Latinos for Martin

        Wow Vern,
        Just when I was starting to feel bad about all personal attacks about your drinking issues., You call an honest decent man a white supremacist. Harold is a good man that is a retired police officer and neighbor for over 30 years. I suddenly am quite bit less sympathetic toward you and join the crowd in asking you to please stop driving drunk.

      • Well the polls are closed and I hope everyone took Vern’s advice and did not vote for Hose oh sorry Jose Moreno or any of the rest of his comrades.

        Thank you Vern for the shout out.

  11. VOTING YES ON PROP 6 REPEALS THE GAS TAX. California is highest in the country and we have already been taxed to fix the roads. This is a CASH GRAB. Right now we pay over .65 cents MORE PER GALLON just because of this SECOND TAX.

    Also by VOTING YES ON PROP 6 we will never have our gas taxed again without voting on it. THAT IS DEMOCRACY a vote by the people for the people.

    It will save on average 700.00 per year per household by VOTING YES ON 6 and repealing this awful taxation.

    PLUS VOTING YES ON PROP 6 AND REPEALING THE GAS TAX WE WILL BE GETTING A REFUND ON THIS PAST YEAR OF TAXATION.

    It is VERY important to VOTE YES ON 6 AND REPEAL THE GAS TAX.

    DO NOT WORRY they have already taxed us for $$ to fix the roads, they just used it for other things.

    NO MORE GAS TAX – VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 6

  12. VOTE MITCH CALDWELL FOR A BETTER ANAHEIM. JOSE MORENO HAD HIS CHANCE AND DID NOT USE IT FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE JUST FOR JOSE. Now all of his regime is pulling out all offers, even ride to the polls to hang on to their jobs and control.

    They have used us all long enough. We are not their free rides. Let’s go change Anaheim. Dont be fooled

    Dr. Jose F Moreno for Anaheim City Council District 3Like Page
    11 hrs ·
    Need a ride to the polling station? Call or text us!
    Necesita transportacion a las urnas manana? Hablenos o manda textos!

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  13. Bad news on early votes. The Moreno, Matsuda control of the city and schools is ahead. I hope this a reflection of the BROS get out to vote push and the lead can be diminished- but I’m very sad for Anaheim.

    Mike, Jose – looks good for you and your families- you race baiting pieces of crap can give yourselves another raise.

    • Sad news: Don’t fret yet. Also if we judge based on results so far, Jose will not have a majority and will not be able to do much. Also, people will be paying attention to the rest (schools) and they will be scrutinized. Their evil has been allowed to take root but you still can pull a strong root out! Yes, sad so far and tells where we are at and how low our bar is if they do win.

      So we wait and hope for Anaheim

  14. David Michael Klawe

    Well, the city council looks to be a 5 to 2 business (SOAR) majority.

    Looking at the Vote by Mail results from Orange County.(All ballots received by Monday)

    Total Registered Voters
    1,558,988

    Vote-by-Mail Ballots Cast
    362,079

    So 23.2% of registered voters.

    The Registrar of Voters, Neil Kelley was looking at about a 60% turnout, based on the afternoon’s data.

    So Just over a third counted so far.

    Next expected results around 9:30 PM

    CITY OF ANAHEIM Mayor

    Vote Count – Percentage
    HARRY SIDHU

    9,069
    37.4%

    ASHLEIGH AITKEN
    7,028
    29.0%

    LORRI GALLOWAY
    3,486
    14.4%

    CYNTHIA WARD
    2,240
    9.2%

    H. FUJI SHIOURA
    754
    3.1%

    ROBERT WILLIAMS
    749
    3.1%

    RUDY GAONA
    596
    2.5%

    TONY D. MARTIN
    310
    1.3%

    CITY OF ANAHEIM Member, City Council, District 2

    JORDAN BRANDMAN
    1,412
    41.4%

    JAMES DEREK VANDERBILT
    1,125
    33.0%

    DUANE ROBERTS
    640
    18.8%

    ROBERT TRIMBLE
    157
    4.6%

    DONALD BRUHNS
    73
    2.1%

    CITY OF ANAHEIM Member, City Council, District 3

    * JOSE F. MORENO
    1,412
    47.8%

    MITCH CALDWELL
    993
    33.6%

    ROBERT R. NELSON
    550
    18.6%

    * Indicates Incumbent Candidate

    CITY OF ANAHEIM Member, City Council, District 6

    TREVOR O’NEIL
    3,457
    44.4%

    PATTY GABY
    2,821
    36.2%

    GRANT HENNINGER
    1,509
    19.4%

    • David Michael Klawe

      J-City of Anaheim, Referendum Measure Agreement No. 2016-00001

      Yes
      13,480
      55.8%

      No
      10,680
      44.2%

      K-City of Anaheim, Referendum Measure Agreement No. 2016-00002
      Completed Precincts: 0 of 129

      Yes
      13,558
      56.1%

      No
      10,620
      43.9%

      L-City of Anaheim, Initiative Ordinance to Increase Minimum Wage
      Completed Precincts: 0 of 129

      Yes
      12,606
      51.0%

      No
      12,096
      49.0%

      Too early to call anything yet, but interesting trends.

      Any Vote by Mail ballot placed in a ballot box, mailed yesterday or today, plus provisional ballots will not be processed tonight, and could be up to 10% of the vote.

      So we might not know for a few days. The OCROV has staffed scheduled through the weekend if needed to get to a somewhat semi-official count by Friday or shortly thereafter.

      • David Michael Klawe

        OK, as of the 11:30 PM count, we have about half the expected ballots cast counted.

        I feel I can say that we will have Harry Sidhu for Mayor, Jordan Brandman, Lucille Kring, Stephen Faessel and Trevor O’Neil as a 5 person Majority, with Denise Barnes and Jose Moreno in the minority. Occasionally Jordan Brandman might join the minority, but that is still a 4-3 majority.

        Measures J and K will pass, which is a blow to UNITE HERE, though they didn’t campaign too hard against it.

        As for Measure L, here is the 11:30 PM count

        Yes
        18,354
        49.3%

        No
        18,880
        50.7%

        But expect another 20 to 30 thousand more ballots to be counted, and no way will we know the outcome until Friday, maybe later.

        So my educated comments, YMMV.

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