Tuesday, July 29, 2008
North County Times Attempts to make Encinitas City Council Race a Republican vs Democrat Thing
northcountytimes.com: ENCINITAS: City Council race is one to watch
"It is going to be an interesting election because Encinitas is basically split down the middle with traditional Democrats and traditional Republicans each holding 50 percent," said local political watcher Mike Andreen.
I guess there are no third party members in Encinitas and I guess citizens of Encinitas only vote the party line?
Bond, Stocks and Councilman Dan Dalager make up the conservative block on the council; Houlihan and Councilwoman Teresa Barth are viewed as more liberal. Stocks is now serving as the city's mayor; the largely ceremonial mayor's post rotates annually among City Council members.
Bond, Stocks and Dalager conservatives? Oh really? You might want to check their policies and voting records.
Teresa Barth may be viewed as a liberal by the media, probably because she is environmentally conscience (wanting to manage your local environment and resources is a very conservative value in my opinion) and Barth is without a doubt the most fiscally responsible member of the council.
But, in 21st century USA the talk radio screamers have redefined conservative vs liberal into some sort of strange Yankees vs Red Sox ideology.