Maybe It’s Not Always That the Democrats Run Inept Campaigns


I came across this passage in a story about the CA-50 race between Francine Busby and Brian Bilbray:

"I’m voting for anyone who doesn’t have a Latino name," John Lee, a car mechanic at a Shell gas station in downtown San Diego, told me. "I don’t want to encourage any sympathy with these people who are coming here and taking our jobs and our money." Lee said that on other social issues, he was moderate, even liberal. Indeed, Lee readily admitted, he was gay. "I’d like to get married," he said. "But if it comes down to gay marriage or immigration, I’ve got to choose my priorities."


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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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