Blogging Bayport Alameda

January 11, 2023

Stay mad

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:01 am

I think I’ve mentioned that I HIGHLY enjoy the online PRA logging system, so I thought it would be fun to see what was requested while I was gone. It was generally pretty quiet, even folks weaponizing PRAs need to take a break for the holidays after all but I found this request which was quickly dispatched hilarious:

Literally staff opened up this request, said, “nope not our thing” and closed the request real quick.

I’m assuming that the requestor either is part of the Fake Ass Dems leadership or connected to the organization and that’s concerning because they don’t seem to understand the rules around campaign activities and either just wanted to have this PRA as a placeholder to point to or are just really bad at the whole being political thing.

Also, considering how hot and fast they burst on the scene with immediate buy-in from several City Council candidates they’ve sort of petered off into obscurity. Here are the last few tweets which received very little engagement (probably because you literally can’t comment on their tweets unless the account is actively following you) which means that the only people who can engage with the Fake Ass Dems are the White House and Barack Obama:

An article boosting a noted Alameda Republican talking about how unfair Democrats are to the Fake Ass Dems and a tweet saying that their second event lost its key speaker:

And, as a reminder, the Fake Ass Dems endorsements seem to be out of the mainstream considering only one of their four named endorsements, won. Good luck building that big tent.


  1. LOL. I completely forgot about that ridiculous group. Look, organizing in Alameda is hard. People are not really rooting for you out of the gate. Even less so when you’re impersonating an entire political party to endorse people who do not align with that party and who have awful values. Genuinely hope they continue to peter out, should be easy with all their comments turned off.

    Comment by Jenice — January 11, 2023 @ 8:32 am

  2. This group is a joke. Glad they’re dying off already. Alamedans need to be vigilant about fake groups popping up to siphon votes away by confusing voters. This happens too much in Alameda. There was even a fake “Alameda Parks” group that started to mislead voters into supporting Measure B in 2019 as the pro-parks vote. Nothing to do with disagreement, everything to do with calling out dishonesty.

    Comment by Common Sense — January 11, 2023 @ 9:01 am

  3. shades of the GOP house majority

    Comment by MI — January 11, 2023 @ 9:58 am

  4. The apoplectic anger over a few folks having a few valid, legal, and legitimate opinions that differed by a soupcon from the self appointed patricians is quite a tell.

    The enemy of the extremist isn’t the opposite extremist, it is the moderate.

    Comment by non-partisan — January 11, 2023 @ 1:34 pm

    • As said above, the issue isn’t having a different opinion, but the transparent attempt of trying to hoodwink voters by masquerading as a Democratic group to siphon votes. As we saw from their slate of right-leaning speakers, poor election track record, and citing Robert Sullwold of all people, they are neither Democrats nor mainstream.

      Comment by Common Sense — January 11, 2023 @ 2:22 pm

      • Wrong.

        It is a “Democrat” group- made up of Democrats. Since they made no fundraising appeal based on being Democrat, they did nothing illegal and your attempt to silence or shame them in light of the First Amendment, is unAmerican. What should worry local Democrats is that it shows the 14 party loyalists in the local Democrat club do not represent the views of all Democrats which is not surprisingly diverse in a country of over 300 million, and a party that features everyone from AOC/Ilhan Omar to Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.

        Comment by Good Swimmer — January 11, 2023 @ 4:32 pm

        • Furthermore, national Democrats should have more representation of segregationists, just like they used to.

          Comment by Good Swimmer Again — January 11, 2023 @ 5:06 pm

        • The group styles itself as being made up of “Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents” which equals not the Democratic. I mean, I was overseas at the time but even I got the news that Sinema is no longer a part of the Democratic Party and had declared herself an independent. Maybe Fox News didn’t cover this?

          The group could have easily named itself United Independents of Alameda but opted to not to. I wonder why that is other than the obvious which has been stated by others previously.

          Comment by Lauren Do — January 12, 2023 @ 5:45 am

    • The enemy of the dishonest is the honest, no?

      If no, then as a registered Republican, I should start an organization called “United Republicans for Alameda.” I would be the “moderate” Republican. I would endorse the people I like, such as Ashcraft and Oddie, for whom I voted, versus those endorsed by the United Democrats for Alameda. Republican patricians have a name for that: RINO.

      Or, I could support the real Democratic Party. I could even change my registration to align with the way I vote, but that would deprive me of the tons of fun OFFICIAL RESPOND NOW mail from the orange clown grifting for cash.

      Comment by United Republicans for Alameda — January 12, 2023 @ 11:53 am

      • There was a group of moderate Republicans in Alameda in 1996 who formed “Republicans for Clinton.” I don’t recall such balefully intolerant wailing from Republicans then, because they were adults who recognized and allowed for different opinions in their party.

        Hell, even the Soviet Communist Party (post 1956, obvi) had different wings & factions and debated policy more freely than the Alameda Dem Club’s self styled arbiters of All That Is Right And True. If the club were made up of thoughtful grownups, they would have ignored this group, or at most rolled eyes. But hell hath no fury like stuck up self impressed ideologues who lack perspective.

        Comment by Get over yourselves — January 12, 2023 @ 12:41 pm

        • In my day blah blah blah blah…

          Welcome to the present day where “moderate Republicans” no longer exist because the Republican party has been taken hostage by the MAGA set.

          Comment by Lauren Do — January 12, 2023 @ 1:37 pm

        • It was a very different party in 1996 versus today

          And your pearl clutching howling whining pissing and moaning about a few people (out of 80% of party registrations) having a few different ideas is a very bad look for a party that never stops touting “inclusivity” and “openness.”

          Comment by You still need to get over yourself — January 12, 2023 @ 1:58 pm

        • Nah, it’s about following rules. If it’s too hard for the Fake Ass Dems to follow basic rules about how and when they can use the “Democrat” name then why should anyone follow them anywhere?

          Again, would it have been so hard for them to call themselves the “United Independents of Alameda” or even “United Alameda”? If they’re not going to abide by the actual fucking party platform that Democrats statewide have agreed to then they should be called to task by trying to co-opt the term for clout. Like why is this difficult?

          Comment by Lauren Do — January 12, 2023 @ 2:31 pm

  5. Hmmm, group gets started by trish puppets during the election, wraps themselves in democracy – big d and little d. then disappears after the election. I am shocked. Maybe they would have lasted longer if they had called themselves “friends of crab cove democrats”.

    Comment by notadave — January 11, 2023 @ 6:31 pm

  6. They will be good for a trivia game in 2025!

    Comment by Ron Mooney — January 12, 2023 @ 8:38 am

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