Gloria’s Mixed Messages on Bry: ‘Too Progressive’ to GOP Voters; ‘Too Republican’ to Democratic Voters

by on October 7, 2020 · 24 comments

in Election, San Diego

Misleading advertising by Todd Gloria’s campaign is telling Republicans that Barbara is a progressive, and telling Democrats she is a conservative.

Mayoral candidate Todd Gloria can’t have it both ways. On one side, his campaign is sending out mailers to Republican voters touting her “progressive record”, with leading titles that say:

“Don’t believe the Republican lies … Barbara Bry has always been a champion for progressive causes.” This is being sent to Republicans.

On the other hand, Gloria’s campaign is mailing fliers to Democratic voters calling her, “Barbara Bry – The Republican Choice for Mayor”.

Both mailers are from the same group supporting Gloria: the Neighbors for Housing Solutions Supporting Todd Gloria for San Diego Mayor 2020.

In the mailer to GOP voters, they’re told Bry served on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood, and that over the years has donated more than $140,000 to Democratic candidates – icons of the “far left” – like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Kerry and Barbara Boxer. Plus, she “stood up to big business by pushing … new regulations at City Council.” Horrible, terrible!

And then to Democratic voters, their mailer had prominent photos and quotes by known conservative Republicans, like Dianne Jacob – who is at the top. Disgusting. Dianne Jacobs likes Bry! OMG! Jacobs has been a staunch GOP stalwart fighting the good fight in East County for decades.

Not much else has to be said. If Democratic voters saw the mailer sent to Republicans, they might like her. Plus, if the GOP’ers saw the other flier, they might check her on the ballot.


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Frank Gormlie October 7, 2020 at 12:18 pm

New poll shows Bry, Gloria in near dead heat as race for San Diego mayor enters final stretch – SD Union-Tribune


Polecat October 7, 2020 at 12:52 pm

What an embarrassing choice for San Diego, makes Faulconer look good. Perhaps we can draft Mayor Bloomberg who is term-limited out of NYC and too moderate to get elected there anymore.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?


Frank Gormlie October 7, 2020 at 2:14 pm

Polecat. Where were you? What Rough Beast Slouches Toward the White House to Be Reborn? Thoughts on the Contemporary Republican Party and the Future of America – posted Aug. 31.


FG October 7, 2020 at 3:22 pm

Sounds/looks like she can speak to both sides, which is what we need! Vote Bry for Mayor


Polecat October 7, 2020 at 3:30 pm

I think of it when I see our current mayor’s name, as well as the ospreys that live all over OB.

I recently learned, however, that the falcon family is more closely related to parrots than to ospreys, eagles, hawks and other birds of prey.

I similarly was told in school that pandas are not true bears, but now they are considered bears based on DNA analysis.


Thomas October 7, 2020 at 3:41 pm

My skin kind of crawls when I am around Todd Gloria but he at least isn’t being promoted by Carl Demaio. It seems Bry has embraced Republicans and neoliberals with her support for the Gig economy which shreds labor rights and other right leaning positions.

I’m going to hold my nose and vote for Gloria.


kh October 7, 2020 at 4:19 pm

You know who else supports the gig economy? Gig economy workers.

But I suppose you know what’s best for them.


Chris October 7, 2020 at 5:13 pm

I support the gig economy.


Chris October 7, 2020 at 5:16 pm

Vote yes on 22.


Frances O'Neill Zimmerman October 7, 2020 at 11:16 pm

I would say that if your skin in crawling and you have to hold your nose to vote for Todd Gloria, and you intend to do it anyway, probably you have found your heart’s home.


kh October 7, 2020 at 4:22 pm

What a tragedy it would be to have a mayor that isn’t on one political extreme or the other. How would we survive? God forbid they might act in the best interests of a broad swath of citizens of San Diego instead of just half of them.


Sam October 7, 2020 at 4:36 pm

I for one am happy to see some more moderate voices out there. What the city needs right now is to shore up the budget and get people back to work without undue national influence that will surely be following Gloria around like a bad smell.

I just voted for Bry!


Charles Best October 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

Everybody who is concerned over such sneaky underhanded actions on the part of the Trumpanistas might feel a bit better if they requested a yard sign from the Barbara Bry election committee -Charlie


Tyler October 8, 2020 at 6:40 am

Happy to have voted for Todd! Bry is a Wiesel.


Roy McMakin October 8, 2020 at 7:24 am

A “Wiesel”? You realize that is a common Jewish surname? Given Bry is Jewish are you suggesting you didn’t vote for her because she is Jewish? Are you anti-Semitic? Or do you neither know how to spell or use Google?


Peter from South O October 8, 2020 at 8:07 am

No, he’s just a bit Mustela spelling challenged. Where is Polecat when we need him?


Geoff Page October 8, 2020 at 1:58 pm

I like reading words I don’t know, Peter, I had to look Mustela up. Took a bit but this is what I found “Mustela putorius furo, family Mustelidae; descended mainly from the European polecat.” Very good, Peter.

But, I think Tyler is more challenged than that. I think he has a reading disability, if he reads. What else would explain why he thinks Bry is the weasel when it’s actually Gloria.


Tyler October 9, 2020 at 6:30 am

Personal attacks of other posters on here is a bit below you Geoff. You and I spar on, but it’s always been respectful (and we also agree on many topics).

By the way folks, I’m Jewish. Sorry for the misspell – it actually changed my first misspelling of weasel to the last name of a friend in my contacts, hence the capitalization. The insinuation that I’m anti-Semitic is, frankly, insulting. Thanks.


Geoff Page October 9, 2020 at 9:53 am

I apologize, Tyler, you are quite correct.


Polecat October 8, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Wiesel isn’t a specifically Jewish surname like Levi or Cohen, plenty of Christian-ancestry Germans have the name too.

Weaselly is an insult in English, but the German wieselig just means fast, the animal is known for being fast and nimble rather than sneaky, so it wasn’t a bad animal to take as your surname.


Tyler October 9, 2020 at 6:31 am

I’m Jewish, Roy.


nostalgic October 8, 2020 at 10:17 am

This is entertaining reading: the Donor List!


peggy mckeon October 9, 2020 at 9:03 am

Neither of these people are true progressives, they’re San Diego’s version of a Democrat. Basically a conservative with a light sheen of inclusiveness.


Geoff Page October 9, 2020 at 9:54 am

So, what do we do then, Peggy? Vote for the one with the thickest sheen?


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