Saturday, March 1, 2014

Carl DeMaio: All Stunts, No Substance

Here we go again: Carl DeMaio is trying to highlight his so-called “reform agenda” by launching House of Cards-themed ads, but San Diego voters won’t buy it. As local media has already noted, DeMaio has long been known as “King of the Gimmick,” and comparing himself to pop culture’s most notorious political villain is just the latest example. This latest gimmick won’t help him rewrite his record of grandstanding, division and championing a radical agenda.

“We know that Carl DeMaio is desperate to avoid talking about his record, devastating Tea Party agenda, or any of the substance that real (not fictional) members of Congress have to deal with every day,” said Tyrone Gayle of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “So while Carl is playing with Photoshop, Scott Peters is working in Congress for middle-class San Diego families. It’s been said that the road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties. We don’t need more of either one from Carl.”


DeMaio Called The Tea Party The “Conscience” of Government Reform And Assured He Would “Owe” Them. In 2011, speaking at a gathering of Tea Party members, DeMaio called the Tea Party the “conscience of the accountable government movement” and assured that he would “owe [them] and our collective movement everything.” [San Diego Tea Party event, 12/14/11, 13:45]

Union-Tribune: DeMaio is “Too Polarizing” And Would “Leave Behind a Divisive Legacy.” In 2012, the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote that DeMaio was “too polarizing” and that his defeat in the mayoral election “means that DeMaio will leave behind a divisive legacy.” [San Diego Union-Tribune, 11/08/12]