All over the State of California incumbents are running scared.
It is clear from a flurry of insider activity unlike anything I have seen in a long time, that a lot of people are worried. The fealty to the status quo is under assault.
I was told by multiple sources that one such occurrence was at the Nevada County GOP Cent Com this week.
I have been clear in my disdain for both Doug LaMalfa and Ted Gaines for a long time. David Stafford Reade, Karen England and others ran brainwashing drills on local Tea Parties on their behalf back in the 2009-2012 period. It appears that the Tea Party 5-6 years later have figured out that they were lied to on multiple accounts.
David Stafford Reade has also lost control of several Cent Coms in the North State as well.
The Nevada GOP situation is the latest evidence that the “establishment”, Reade and others are having to triage the hemorrhaging in the North State.
Doug LaMalfa and Ted Gaines both requested that the Nevada GOP NOT ENDORSE in their challenged races. Now, why is that?
There is no way that Ted Gaines and Doug LaMalfa request that the Nevada GOP sit out unless it was clear that they both lacked the 2/3 to get endorsed. The talk about “Party Unity” was a fraudulent smokescreen. Neither of them care about the health and welfare GOP and never have, except for token efforts when it is convenient.
If you don’t agree with my take on this – consider also that with the Nevada GOP electing to decline to endorse in SD01 and CA01, it still leaves in tact a potential State Party Endorsement because of the way the State Party rules are written. Cozy.
Incumbents will still be protected at all costs. The leadership is still either missing it completely or they are fighting the will of the little people, or both.