Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee J. Paolo Magcalas is running for a second term. And for the first time, he has an actual opponent: Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring.
Magcalas is having conniption that Kring is on a number of slate mailers: the campaign mailers sent to voters urging them to vote for certain candidates for Congress, legislature, city council, school board, etc.
Slate mailers cover the ideological and partisan spectrum: Budget Watchdog Newsletter, Democratic Voters Choice, Progressive Voter Guide, Latino Family Voter Guide, etc. Candidate and ballot initiative campaigns pay to be on them.
Magcalas is having a cow that Kring is on all the above slates, and more:
Magcalas accuses the Kring campaign of “confusing and manipulating voters” – but he doth protest too much, since he is guilty of exactly what he accuses the Kring campaign of doing.
Magcalas is a far-left-wing Democrat. Yet, he paid $200 to be on the “Continuing The Republican Revolution.”
The Continuing The Republican Revolution slate is sent to Republican voters. Magcalas is not a Republican. In fact, he is the extreme opposite of a Republican. He has no desire to “Continue The Republican Revolution” but wants to roll it back.
In other words, Magcalas – according to his own standard – is trying to confuse and manipulate Republican voters into voting for him. Woke hypocrisy? Lack of self-awareness? Both?
I posed that question to Magcalas via a comment on his campaign Facebook page:
Magcalas responded by deleting my question and blocking me from viewing his Facebook page – which is illegal because Magcalas is an elected official and uses his Facebook to discuss public policy.
Magcalas’ comrade and mentor, Councilman Jose F. Moreno, joined the attack:
Proposition 15 guts Proposition 13 by ending the landmark 1978 initiative’s protections for commercial property. Councilman Moreno seems to have forgotten how in 2016 conservative donor Howard Ahmanson paid to include Moreno – who opposes Prop. 13 who has never met a tax he didn’t like – on the Save Proposition 13 slate mailer. In fact, Ahmanson paid to include the utlra-left-wing Democrat on all the Landslide Communications slate mailers such as the Republican Leadership Series and National Tax Limitation Committee slates.
That sort of hypocrisy and cynicism isn’t unusual for Moreno, nor confined to him. Magcalas’ fellow AESD trustee, the opportunistic cipher Mark Lopez, joined in the scolding:
Lopez accuses Councilman Steve Faessel – to whom he lost decisively in 2016 – of being “disingenuous.”
Disingenuous? This is the same Mark Lopez who in 2016 brazenly mislead the OC GOP Endorsement Committee about voting for Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 Democratic primaries. The same Mark Lopez who, when first running for city council, courted the support of the Resort community and expressed support for the TOT rebate policy before joining Team Tait and being against the TOT rebate policy.
Pots, meet kettles.
Vote NO on J. PAOLO MAGCALAS for School Trustee. He is BAD for our city and terrible for our kids. Vote YES on KRING. We need to weed out anyone who is associated with Jose Moreno/Mike Matsuda in any way.
We see you all. Not this time Anaheim, one by one let’s vote them out.
Amazing isn’t it? Do as we say not as we do.
The Moreno Crew is having a cow over this post on Vern Nelson’s Facebook page. Nelson, Mark Lopez even Ruelas. It’s funny how they each say “no one” reads this blog when it is clear they read every word, down to all the comments.
Ruelas is venting all over Facebook about Steve Faessel, but Ryan didn’t have the cojones to run against him. Maybe he’s waiting until he moves out of his Mom’s house like a grown up.
And Lopez? Mr. Chameleon is dredging up that political lynching of Cunningham from a few years ago. Pet-ty. But Marky sold his soul (does he have one?) to Moreno and the unions to get himself a school board seat.
Keep it up, Matt. The arrows are hitting home. Otherwise these losers wouldn’t be howling.
LOL, I’m having a cow over this? I didn’t even see this story till now. It sounds like everybody’s being silly about slate mailers. Smart candidates get themselves on them as early as they can; smart voters toss ’em in the trash.
When I say sometimes that “nobody” reads Matt’s blog, I mean that maybe 100-200 do, and that includes people like me who like to hear what the other side is saying, what their propaganda is gonna be. And sometimes I learn real facts that are useful – like that Annemarie Randle-Trejo sings good!
Arrows are hitting home, that much is true. And howling is to be heard. Take it easy.
Hey Vern – why can’t your candidate comply with campaign disclosure law? Are rule-following and transparency only required of your adversaries?
What candidate is that, and what did they do wrong?
As far as I know he’s following all campaign disclosure laws. You’ll have to give more details of what you think he’s doing wrong.
We are proud of all our contributors. SOAR is not on that list, nor are the public safety unions!
He’s not following the 24-hour reporting requirement (with a single exception).
Thanks, passed it on to his treasurer.