Partisanship is not a crime

May 20, 2014
Laura Mordaunt

Laura Mordaunt


Nonpartisan is a word that has been used as a weapon in the 4th district race. What is intended is to not predetermine the outcome before you hear all the facts. Lynn Compton is a Republican, and Caren Ray and Mike Byrd are Democrats, period.

When has it been a crime to be in a party? The crime comes when the party is not about your character and honor but about control. When your party, left or right, becomes a progressive effort to move away from what this country was founded upon and expand government, then we have a problem.

Lynn Compton is a supporter of smaller government. Caren Ray is part of the progressive left wanting bigger government. Nonpartisan should mean you shall uphold your oath to protect our country and county from foreign and domestic enemies. Right now, I am concerned with the domestic enemies of private property rights, the individual and prosperity.

Lynn Compton has signed both sides of a paycheck and knows how over-regulation and increased fees harm businesses and kill jobs. So, do not be fooled by this word nonpartisan. Instead, look at the real world experience and vote for Lynn Compton for supervisor.

Laura Mordaunt is a retired systems engineer and math teacher and is a member of the SLO County Republican Central Committee.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Here’s the thing with regard to partisanship, Ms. Mordaunt… Everything that you said made a lot of sense and sounded very logical. I totally agree with a lot of things you said and would have found your argument rational if only you weren’t deceiving us. Perhaps it’s unintentional, and you’re deceiving yourself too. But either way, it’s a load of bull. The Republican party is ALSO “a progressive effort to move away from what this country was founded upon and expand government.” The only difference is what parts of government you want to expand. I’m sure you have no problem with NSA surveillance, increased military spending, increase border security, increased religious influence in the public sphere, increased corporate and agriculture welfare, need I go on?

So this leads me to a couple possible conclusions. Either you’re totally deluded about the nature and outcome of partisanship, or you have no problem serving up a load of B.S. Either way, it does not lend credit to your words. Since I don’t live in that part of the county, you needn’t worry yourself about my opinion, but I would not vote for either of these phony people (Caren Ray OR Lynn Compton).

This deserves to go to the top.

To follow up on my comment of 5-22 12:04 am ….

again in the fine print: ” Appearance is paid for and authorized by each candidate and ballot measure designated by an * ” ( asterisk ).

Candidates having an * on the flyer are:

Derek Cressman, Democrat for Secretary of State

Betty T. Yee, Democrat for Controller


Lynn Compton for County Supervisor, 4th District ( no party affiliation listed ).

So, it was indeed the Compton campaign that paid for, authorized, and mailed this garbage, …partially anyway.

More or less answers my character concerns, partially anyway.

I received a ‘Dirty Tricks’ flyer in the mail… with BIG BOLD LETTERS:


It urges votes for known Democratic candidates: Brown for Governor, Chiang for Treasurer, Harris for A.G., Yee for Controller …

My suspicions were raised when theer was no endorsement for Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom.

Then, the ‘poison pill’ : Lynn Compton Supervisor #4 !!!

This, while Lynn Compton has been strutting around with trumpets blaring that SHE is an awfully proud REPUBLICAN in a non-partisan race !

The fine print on the brochure says: NOTICE TO VOTERS, This guide was prepared by voter guide slate cards, NOT AN OFFICIAL PARTY ORGANIZATION …

Now, I do not know who commissioned this misleading piece of political sewage, so I do not automatically condemn Compton.

It’s bad news for whoever did pay for this.

Whoever did …fess up and then shut up !

This happens all the time and is not limited to any one side, and will continue until we get the private money machines, and hidden money out of elections. But those currently in charge have no desire to change this.

One main reason certain people do this is because they hope and know many voters do not read the fine print, or in some cases read at all and just vote. One recent election I went to a fellow voter had their doorknob flyer and just sat there and checked exactly what was on the flyer. Now perhaps they actually wanted to vote the way that flyer said for each race, but I tend to think it was more that they got this flyer and as with you stated that if you are this or that party you need to vote this way, and it worked so why change.

I don’t think that this kind of subliminal subterfuge happens ALL the time, but yes, it is not uncommon.

Question is …. Who DOES employ these slimy tactics ? and, Shouldn’t they be revealed and condemned ?

Kinda tells something about the character of whoever these con artists are to so blatantly go after the ‘stupid quotient’ among the electorate.

I’m not sure character is an issue Compton is concerned with after seeing this link from Mike Byrd’s web site

I have not seen that one but received on from some California Green Voters. Same stuff, democrats then Compton slipped in.

These are seriously intentionally deceptive.

Who paid for it? Compton is the only candidate so far who has shown the desire to go this way. Her 460 filing has listed 18 of these purchases. Our mail boxes will be getting full.

I tend to agree with Laura because of her rational measure of right and wrong.

Just sounds like more hippocritical partisan drivel Ms. Mordaunt?

Both the words Democrat and Republican are offensive to me. They are the same side of a single coin, especially on the Federal level. Republicans talk the talk but don’t walk the walk and the more people Democrats get on the dole, the more secure their power.

Don’t vote for the D or the R, it’s how we end up with a speaker like John Boerner. Vote only for a worthy person of integrity and character who will rise above partisan politics and represent you. That’s what I do, and i guess that’s why I haven’t voted in 25 years!

“…and i guess that’s why I haven’t voted in 25 years!”

Keep up the good work, Citizen.

HEY, don’t encourage him/her !

They always vote for the winner by forfeit.