An Invitation to Democrats Only (That’s Not My Rule, By the Way)


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In what would be an incredible coincidence if it hadn’t apparently been planned this way, the Democratic Party of Orange County is slated to vote on my fate twice by at its monthly meeting tomorrow night.  Such meetings are open only to registered Democrats — that’s a Party rule, not mine, and I think that the press would be excluded from the restriction.   So, if you’ve ever thought about registering (or re-registering) as a Democrat, now is probably a good time to do it.  Thanks to our Democratic Secretary of State and her friends, you can even do so online!

Henry Vandermeir, Betty Yee, Greg Diamond at Labor Day Picnic 600px

Internal party squabbles notwithstanding, DPOC Chair Henry Vandermeir (at left) and DPOC Vice Chair Greg Diamond (at right) both agree that grassroots hero BETTY YEE is the best choice for State Controller in 2014! These two DPOC officers posed with Yee — noted for her strong commitment to fairness and transparency — on a very hot day at last year’s annual Labor Day picnic at the Santa Ana Zoo.  Register by May 19 to vote in the primary!

All Democrats are welcome to attend tonight’s Democratic Committee meeting at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall at 7:00.  You can find out for yourself what’s going on with your party.  You may get to witness some interesting discussions — such as about who actually gets to vote tonight.  Plenty of street parking is available.  Leave your weapons at home.  I mean it.


About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and (except where noted) without compensation.