Today (7/20/2017), the Assembly Republican Caucus met and did not depose Chad Mayes. Their meeting was too short for a leadership vote to happen so we are told.
The real story as put to me is that democrat members were texting Republican members trying to hurry them back on to the floor to finish business in order to make their flights. Please note, the democrats can make quorum by themselves without any Republicans present.
That said, it is the opinion of this blogger that the democrat texting drill to disrupt the caucus meeting was orchestrated.
Chad Mayes Chief of Staff is Joe Justin, he also doubles as a political consultant running some campaigns every election cycle. Justin is also quite liberal for a Republican and is alleged to have advised Ling-Ling Chang to vote yes on some anti-gun bills in advance of her senate run.
Mr. Justin is also quite intelligent and methodical. It makes sense to me after plotting the events on a timeline that this whole thing was in the works weeks ago being guided by Mr. Justin and others and was played out like political theater for the masses. Too bad the masses became enraged by the sell-out. Mr. Justin’s view of the world is germane as his advice is typically leaning left of center on issues of the day. It is also fair to assume that said advice is colored by his worldview.
Many will recall that Chad Mayes was tweeting 5 days before the sell out that “there was no deal”. This was on 7/13, a day after…
On July 12, CIR-Endorsed Governor Candidate John Cox blasted Cap and Trade and the impending deal. He coined the term #CAPANDTRAITORS
On July 14, after backlash from activists, Chad Mayes sent out a carefully worded press release to try to get people off the scent. We here at Right on Daily recognized it was a ruse.
Within hours, pre-produced TV ads start airing in support of the sellouts. This suggests that the ads were being produced even before Chad Mayes allegedly had his “deal”. This again shows premeditation.
If that was not enough, a long dead PAC, inactive since 2002 was brought back from the dead to be used for said effort. See Arthur Schaper writing about the effort using CARE (PAC) to support Devon Mathis.
In the interim Chad Mayes was quoted as saying, “Man I’m so tired, I was at a Bruno Mars concert last night” – that was a real quote in the halls of government.
Then, 7/20/2017 the revolt within the caucus was supposed to come to a head. It was clear that the vote to depose Chad Mayes would be close – then the antics detailed above occurred in order to delay the inevitable.
Mr. Mayes has a fundraiser at $500 a person on 7/27. Since he is still leader, he will be able to hit the swamp ATM for more cash in order to try to save himself in 2018 from a primary challenge.
The goal was for Mayes to be able to save face and leave with his pride. A key rule in politics is to never admit fault and save face as much as possible. He has lost his ability to lead and it is clear in the caucus.
BTW – as a footnote, it has come to my attention that Brian Manschein voted yes on procedural votes before voting no on Cap and Trade. It was also presented to me that Dante Acosta and Frank Bigelow were attempting to make deals of their own, ultimately voting no when said deals were not consummated. I am aware of one more member alleged to have made comments in support of the deal behind closed doors, yet opposed it in public. It turns out that the sellout almost infected the entire Assembly GOP Caucus, and most had no clue the outrage it would fuel.
In addition, Chad Mayes sordid personal life was exposed in the process.
We have all been affected severely by Mr. Mayes Mid-Life crisis – it is time to remove him from leadership and office so he can watch Bruno Mars concerts with his girlfriend util his divorce is final. Mr. Mayes, please leave the rest of us alone so we can pick up the pieces.