Apr 062017
 

I still remember the 2011 CRA Convention fight and being accused of selling CRA endorsements. That issue was the central issue of that fight.

I never sold a CRA endorsement, or attempted to. I did get paid by consultants / campaigns many times to influence outcomes in the course of everything else I was doing. That is a very different thing as I never guaranteed or promised an outcome, manipulated CRA Records, Delegates, etc in order to win an endorsement.

The CRA currently has $51k in the bank. 38K of it I raised by selling sponsorships and soliciting donations. This was another thing the people that expelled me roundly criticized – perhaps I should have pocketed the money and done what has been the time-honored tradition of CRA versus trying to raise operating captial for the organization.

The mentality and the reputation of the CRA is well earned. The few real groups they have are made up of the fringes of politics. They had a 9-11 Truther Table at the most recent CRA Convention. Thomas N Hudson never met a check he would not take. When I participated in staging CRA Conventions, I turned down similar would be vendors.

Given that the CRA attracts people like this, it is a reasonable question to ask, “why wouldn’t a group made up of people that can’t function in the real would fight amongst itself all the time?”

Karen England, a woman I have lit up many times on this Blog was running for CRA President in 2011. Her psychotic rants and accusations are still parroted today by some. Late every October, I celebrate “FBI” day in honor of her straight-faced allegation at the 1/2011 Placer GOP Cent Com Organizing meeting that the FBI was investigating the Placer GOP. What was at stake in 2011 was control of the lucrative endorsement mill known as CRA. She lied, multiple times in an attempt to gain political advantage and had a decent group of dupes. Many have recovered from their brainwashing at the hands of Karen England, but those still can’t help but light a torch have found a home in CRA.

I personally wanted to see the CRA be a group for Real Conservative Activists. I had seen the fraud in front of my face for years and was very much personally frustrated to see the Placer CRA, a real unit of CRA with real members getting screwed by fake units controlled by political consultants and staff. The fake units got as much weight in an endorsement as the real ones.

In 2007, the Mitt Romney for President Campaign in an effort run by Mike Schroeder, Brandon Powers, Scott Voigts, David Reade and others created a string of 25 fake CRA Units in order to produce convention delegates to engineer a CRA endorsement of Mitt Romney. I remember that convention well. I remember voting to endorse Mitt Romney on the second ballot. I did not know at the time that 75 of the 148 votes Romney got were produced by this operation.

With a fresh batch of 25 bogus CRA Units, a series of events occurred that forced the internal corruption of the CRA to the forefront. At that time, I had no real idea that people like Steve Frank, Mike Spence, Jon Fleischman, and a couple of other allies at the time (whose names escape me) were all profiting (or had profited) personally (directly or otherwise) from manipulation by fraud or straight up rigged fabrication of CRA endorsements.

I’ve had political consultants tell me they did business with both Jon Fleischman and Mike Spence (both former CRA Presidents). I served under several CRA Presidents and I can tell you with certainty that neither John Briscoe nor Ken Mettler participated in leveraging CRA. I can’t say that about any of the others I served with.

David Stafford Reade and Mark Spannagel – both current Chiefs of Staff for Current Republican officeholders were expelled from CRA for fraud. As it turns out, they got screwed. They did nothing different than several of the people that voted to expel them. What they did was wrong, but getting disciplined and publicly railed by people doing the exact same thing was and is absurd.

Scott Voigts, A man I consider a friend today got expelled for fraud. He got screwed, see above.

In retrospect, I get why a bunch of them sued the CRA. I’d have done the same damn thing given that my 20/20 hindsight is clear on this.

Everyone on the current CRA board should be nervous about lawsuits. Why would someone care about getting banned from CRA for suing the organization at this point? Thomas N Hudson, the current President of the CRA was a vociferous opponent of taking out Directors and Officers Insurance for the group as he, get this, argued that it would INCREASE the chances the CRA would get sued. Guess what, enough board members bought that argument that they voted the idea down. This is the mentality of the CRA today. Those sitting on the CRA board are uninsured and will have to come out of pocket should the $51k in the CRA’s Treasury get exhausted in the next lawsuit.

Of all the people expelled from CRA in my lifetime, I do believe that only Karen England and Tim LeFever deserved their expulsions. It is clear to me that they wanted to take CRA to the next level for their commercial enterprise. The problem is that my side of that fight had people like Steve Frank, Tom Hudson and other on it that were scarcely different than those that lost and later got expelled. Many times over the years, I acted on the advice of Steve Frank and Thomas N Hudson without question, speaking of dumb things to do…

In retrospect, (to cite a recent example of a CRA lynching), I don’t think Steve Sarkis deserved much more than a 1 year suspension or perhaps just a prohibition from serving on leadership for what he did in Anaheim. That said, the morally corrupt Thomas N Hudson believes that Sarkis did nothing wrong and has raged on multiple people over it, (even though Sarkis was caught with falsified membership records, etc. over a three year period) apparently defending the time-honored practice of CRA Fraud.

Perhaps Hudson’s rage over what happened to Sarkis, is because Mr. Sarkis bad behavior mirrored his own bad behavior within CRA? If Sarkis got screwed so badly, Hudson should lead the fight to reinstate him. Thomas N Hudson needs to man up instead of raging on people like a bully.

Trying to reform the CRA has proven to be a fool’s errand. The bathroom boys and narcissists did George and I a huge favor by expelling us in the manner we did. We had proof of even more fraud. Those caught had to gaslight us and employ the pigpen strategy of writing specious, lengthy manifestos (that included bringing in our disdain for some so-called conservative officeholders in to the matrix amongst other things) to cover for their bad behavior when they expelled us.

The unbelievable truth is that whole thing was ignited by us sending in a Spam complaint against an email sent out by Mark Gardner in defiance of the then President John Briscoe’s wishes. From there, the leper colony erupted. Gardner has since announced he has moved to Nevada. Two of the other leaders of the effort to expel us moved to Florida. A fourth board member who voted to expel us moved to Florida. 17 of the 30 votes to expel us were appointed the day of the lynching to the CRA Board by Thomas N Hudson. Many are not on the CRA’s board anymore.

Some people have said that George and My expulsion from CRA was payback or “what comes around”. The smart people who did not have their ego in a wad or who were not trying to avoid conflict saw it as a takeover for Thomas N Hudson and his merry band of Bathroom Boys (many of whom don’t really like Hudson all that much).

Now that Thomas N Hudson is in “control” of the CRA and according to my belief is attempting to leverage it, the organization is basically in a free fall. Its’ membership is about half of what it was when I was expelled and it is continuing to get decimated despite whatever spin may be coming out of the ministry of information. Hudson has built his own reputation, the CRA has its’ own reputation. George and I were freed from the baggage and poor reflection of the CRA’s reputation on ourselves by their own stupidity when they expelled us.

Anyone seeking a CRA endorsement should adhere to the old adage, let the buyer beware. It is similar to willingly injecting bacteria in to your campaign.

P.S. Much of the proof of the contents of this blog is from personal experience, anecdotal stories and the like as most political types try to minimize their email/paper trail. The most common refrain when I blog about stuff is for those affected to call me a liar. Let em. They know what they did. The accounts of this post are things I believe to be true.

Mar 312017
 

The Nevada, Kings and Sutter-Yuba RA are being kept on the books in the Time-Honored Thomas N Hudson tradition of paper chapters. It is possible that the defunct Kern River Valley RA was included in Hudson’s number of 41 as well. Solano, Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, Cosumnes, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Fresno and Porterville are it in the North.

My estimation based on anecdotal evidence (from people all over everywhere that I will cite should Thomas N Hudson’s narcissistic rage result in more than legal demand letters against this blogger…) is that the CRA is down to about 200 members in the entire North State. Those within the CRA will call me a liar and claim the number is 250-270 (which is still pathetic), but no one will know the truth as the CRA is not subject to scrutiny of their membership records because of their “permanent charter” by the CAGOP. More likely is that they will privately fume and remind themselves how right they are as they continue to blame me for their bad behavior.

Several RA Units in the Sacramento / Gold Country area are being kept alive to assuage the bruised egos of the “leadership” of CRA in the North – including the Nevada RA that was the linchpin of the lynching of George and I off of the CRA’s Board. Despite the face-saving manipulation of process, they simply can not stop the wholesale collapse in the South. (nor cover it up)

The Santa Barbara RA has Collapsed. The Ventura RA and N San Fernando RA are not even mentioned anymore. <<< These are two of the units George and I were expelled for allegedly mistreating, however their demise proves they were indeed bogus.

The Pasadena RA is being kept alive on paper. The Santa Clarita RA, a 150 member empire of fraud sent in no delegates in 2017 and is alive only on Paper. The “Leaders” of the Santa Clarita RA whose manipulation and deceit split the CRA’s Board of Directors – Alice Khosravy and Wendy Albright both moved to Florida. Alice Khosravy is still listed as a CRA VP, another face-saving move by the Bathroom Boys and Narcissists in leadership of the CRA. <<< again these were the other two units we were so mean to, we had to be expelled to save the CRA to allow the above 5 units freedom to… die.

This is vindication that George and I were used by the Bathroom Boys and Narcissists on CRA’s leadership as Straw Men for the results of their failures.

The Glendale Burbank RA is being courted by newly minted CROC President Stephen “Gerbilhead” Frank for a hostile takeover in to the moribund CRC that has never had a state convention. The GBRA was about 80 members in the not-too-distant past. It sits somewhere in the 20’s according to information I recently received.

In the South of LA County is the South Bay RA that the Information Minister claims is on the rebound despite the toxic image it has courtesy of Bill Schmidt (also in Florida now) and the crazed G Rick Marshall. Palos Verdes is admitted to be on life support by the ministry of CRA information (aka it is a paper zombie) and the Torrance Lomita RA is a shell of its’ former self.

Riverside County lists one unit – the Murrieta Temecula RA, that can’t get 6 people to a meeting, but allegedly has something like 60 members still. If 60 is indeed true, this is still a 2/3 reduction from just 5 years ago.

San Diego County lists one unit – the terminally 15 member E SD RA

San Bernardino County lists one unit – the Big Bear RA

In Orange County reside about half of the remaining Units of the CRA:

Yorba-Placentia were said to be out of compliance with CRA By-Laws
Ladera Ranch – the same
Rancho Santa Margarita – the same
Westminister – the same
Santa Ana – the same
Fullerton – the same

When the people that expelled George and I are now admitting units are out of compliance with CRA by-laws you know it is bad. We were expelled for trying to get units in to the realm of legitimacy as legitimate units are a threat to control.

S OC RA has fractured down to less than 20 members
Saddleback RA the same

Huntington Beach checks in in the 20’s
Fountain Valley the same
Tustin the same
Newport Beach the same – the legendary Dick Nichols is alleged to no longer be living in CA. Perhaps he has gone to a white supremacist leper colony to live out his golden years with Willis Carto.

This leaves Anaheim and Stanton was the largest CRA units in Orange County that are actually in good standing.

With the above information, it becomes clear why I peg the CRA’s membership in the 600-700 range when you filter for actual dues paying members. Remember, the CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister has said publicly that “there is nothing in the By-Laws preventing someone else from paying dues for someone”. This means if you were ever a member of CRA, you may still be on the rolls years later – it was fighting this practice that was also part of the nexus to oust George and I.

Do many of these units even meet? Enter Hudson again, “There is no requirement in the CRA’s By-Laws to keep minutes”. Translation, no one will ever know. It was the fight to get units to actually meet and do things other than send delegates to make worthless endorsements that was also part of the nexus to expel George and I. (see also people’s desire for control, not actually doing anything)

So why the charade? In the next post in this series, I will attempt to explain.

Mar 302017
 

For those of you wondering why I am writing about the demise of the CRA so much, it is pretty straightforward. The malcontents and the bathroom boys that threw George and I out of the CRA publicly proclaimed a manifesto of grievances in a rigged hearing in May of 2015 in order to project their bad behavior onto George and I. Donald Trump has proven that the only way to deal with liars (particularly the media) is to hammer them repeatedly until they change their narrative, then hammer them again until they go away. (They will never apologize or retract as that is a fate worse than death for the self-righteous)

Secondly, and more importantly, bombshells manifest at the just concluded CRA Convention. The CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister Thomas N Hudson told the gathered CRA Board that the CRA is down to 41 units, with only 31 being in good standing. This is significant. When George and I were expelled, there were 54 Units. My understanding is that only 20 units were represented with delegates at the 2017 Convention. In 2013, there were 162 delegates for a contested election and 137 in 2015 (with 220 credentialed) with the CRA Presidency not contested. IN 2017, there were 54 on Saturday, later increased to 62 by Sunday Morning. The total number Credentialed was 130.

When we were expelled from CRA, we believed that the membership had dipped below 1000, even though there were around 1200 names on the list. If you remove the 50 or so board members from the credentials list, this leaves some 80 available delegates. Anyone with an understanding of the CRA’s rules and math will deduce that this means the CRA is at 500-600 members statewide. Half the delegates gone. Half the members gone. In their minds, it is all George and Aaron’s fault.

For whatever reason, despite the wholesale collapse of the CRA – they thought it was wise to try to scuttle the charter of the CIR at the CA GOP Convention. If you think about it, it makes sense. I’ve been using Thomas N Hudson like a punching bag, similar to what Trump has been doing to the National Media. As a result, Hudson is on tilt. If you look at the attached picture, the happier he gets, the larger he gets. The CRA could not stop a nosebleed let alone a motion on the floor of the CRP convention.

The “charges” brought against us by the Bathroom Boys, Tom Hudson and others included harassing “good” CRA units. The linchpin of this was the fraudulent Nevada RA which was basically a zombie designed to muck up CRA endorsements (namely to nullify Placer, which at the time was hostile to incumbents). The conclusion I believe is since Mr. Hudson is a government employee, it was in his interest to support incumbents and he fought to keep the Nevada RA under wraps even as real people wanted to join it.

The Nevada RA is basically gone now. It is being kept alive on paper, in my opinion to assuage the bruised ego of Thomas N Hudson. Hudson fought all attempts to legitimize CRA and get units in to a status where they were real. He fought attempts to deal with the rampant fraud and cheating. The Nevada RA has not noticed a meeting, but they did send delegates in 2017 to the convention. I am also unaware that they did anything in 2016. The “President” of the Nevada RA, is a scumbag lawyer in the mold Mr. Hudson was an author of a complaint against George and I. Their collapse is a vindication of us (Whether they sent delegates or not).

Here we are, still standing with a healthy, viable organization and there they are in a papered over leper colony. (Please Note, I still live in California. If you’ve heard anything different, it is a lie.)

Sutter-Yuba? Just like with Placer 2 years ago, they surrendered their Charter with CRA. Just like with Placer 2 years ago, Hudson led an effort to refuse to accept the surrender. Again, these are right in Hudson’s backyard. Hudson needs to cover this #EPICFAILURE up in order to cover his ego. He claimed that there were 4 people wanting to keep the S-Y unit alive. I bet those people exist in his drunken fantasies.

Hudson appeared to be pretty miserable the weekend of the CRA Convention as the collapse of the organization has become real. Several people I have spoken to over the last three months have told me that Hudson’s explosive temper has been in full effect against a variety of people.

El Dorado? Reports from that county show that the unit can’t make quorum most of the time when they meet now.
Sacramento? It has been a listless shell with no more than 15 members at any time in the last 10 years
Placer? It is a remnant kept alive only by Thomas N Hudson’s ego, Ed Rowen’s duplicity and God knows what from Damian Fussell (who is very much a liberal Republican to the left of most in the GOP) all three are pictured above. (Rowen on far left, Hudson fills the Right half of the photo and Damian is in the middle)

Cosumnes RA? a 15 member shell, maybe 20 tops.
Contra Costa RA? Gone.
San Francisco RA? Gone.
Yolo RA? Gone.

The San Joaquin RA claims it is the largest Unit in the CRA at 75 members. (Two CIR Units are larger than 75) While the Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister claimed a Unit in Orange County had near 100 members at the recent state convention, perhaps they (douchemaker and crew in SJ) can have a big fat board fight and expel more members in a fight for the kingdom over this very issue. The SJRA managed 12 people at a recent meeting.

Stanislaus? No one went to convention. Membership around 15
Kings? Gone.
Fresno? The host unit of the CRA Convention is a 15 member shell.
Kern River Valley – Gone

The Porterville RA? 40 members tops, some of whom George and I discovered are white supremacists. Lovely, huh? (We raised the issue at a past board meeting and the two members were still on the books at the time of our expulsion)

AS the wholesale collapse of the CRA is statewide, this post is split in two parts. The second part will follow shortly.

 

Mar 252017
 

The CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister was the second person I met in Republican Politics way back in 1998. The first was Jeff Atteberry, the immediate past Chairman of the Placer GOP.

Thomas N Hudson, (pictured in a haze with State Senator Ted Gaines at the podium) is the current President of the CRA.

The CRA is the group that Jeff Atteberry recruited me in to back in 1998 after registering me in to the Republican Party. At one point, the CRA boasted nearly 7,000 members statewide and its’ conventions were the stuff of legend.

The California Republican Assembly used to be the endorsement to get if you were a Republican running for office.

It isn’t any more. It really wasn’t when I joined it in 1998. When I joined CRA in 1998, its’ President was the late Dick Mountjoy. Mountjoy was a barnacle stuck in the 1950’s. His protege, Mike Spence went on to serve 3 terms as CRA President.

Spence, who is currently facing felony DUI charges was the father of the pay to play endorsement scheme that beset the CRA pretty much the entire time I was involved in it. At least half of the Chapters were fake. They existed to rise up like a zombie army to influence the outcome of officer elections and endorsements. The most infamous drill were the 25 fake CRA units created to deliver a CRA endorsement to Mitt Romney in 2007.

George and I labored 15 years in vain to change that culture. We wanted to bring legitimacy to the organization, yet the organization itself had a culture that was impervious to integrity.

The wars within CRA sometimes made headlines. The genesis of the hatred between Doug LaMalfa, David Reade and others and myself was born within CRA fights.

In 2015, Both George and I were targeted for elimination. I wrote about it quite a bit. In May of 2015, they set up a board meeting in Santa Barbara, where Tom Hudson appointed 17 of the 30 votes on the CRA’s Board of Directors who voted to ban us for life from the organization.

The final straw was when we uncovered that the Santa Clarita RA, which claimed 150 members was a paper tiger. The Ventura RA, fake. The Pasadena RA, fake. The North San Fernando RA, fake. All were shepherded by Alice Khosravy, the CRA’s Black Widow. By the time we had discovered this, the die was cast. There were too many weak-minded people, conflict avoiders and others with paper thin egos that resented our leadership. They had to expel us in order to cover up for their personal corruption and failures. They did exactly what we knew they would do, wrote up bogus charges, blamed us for everything they did and lit their torches.

The leper colony rose up and threw George and I out.

Today, they are in the middle of their annual convention. It is pathetic. The only reason Ted Gaines is present at the CRA convention is because he is lining up his next office and wants the CRA endorsement for his campaign. Rumor has it that Mr. Hudson has requested a sponsorship in exchange for favorable treatment. Rumor has it that Tom Hudson has made several such requests.

The CRA had roughly 60 people for Friday Dinner. It had Roughly 60 people for Saturday Lunch. It had roughly 40 people for its Saturday AM floor session. The embedded picture is of that Saturday AM floor session.

In 2015, the last convention George and I ran – we had around 200 people who paid to attend with roughly 110 at Friday Dinner, topping out at around 180 for Saturday Dinner.

Despite an attempt to take out George at that convention he won by roughly 20% with around 180 votes cast.

Today’s convention features roughly 60 delegates. It is my estimation that the CRA has about 700-800 real members statewide. The real number will never be known because the permanent charter allows them to escape accountability. It had roughly 1200 members at the time we were expelled, including the 200 some proven fraudulent members we uncovered.

In order to assuage their bruised egos, they are blaming George and I for the demise of the CRA… see how that works? When we were expelled, the assembled board members were told that we needed to go in order to allow the CRA to grow again as an organization. They were told that every problem that beset the CRA was our doing.

Now that the CRA is dead two years later, it is our fault in their minds. It is similar to Barack Hussein Obama blaming Bush for every problem he made worse.

The CRA lists 51 units on their website, yet according to leaks from within the organization, only 25-30 are in good standing. Half again of those are barely holding on with around 15 members. Fully 2/3 of the CRA’s units are dead, fake, zombies, etc. and are kept on the website for a fake appearance – the very thing George and I fought to reform, as it was that crusade to legitimize the CRA that led to our ouster.

I was leaked a copy of the CRA’s most recent financial report showing $51,000 in the bank. I raised $38,000 of it. The conventions George and I ran made huge money until the 2015 convention when the jihad against us caused many to pay registration only. In addition, I simply did not collect on many donation pledges because I had no motivation to with the self-righteous bathroom boys and others lining up to lynch us.

Many current board members of the CRA resented me for raising the money, and still more that accused me of selling influence. They ought to talk to their pol-pot bellied information minister about that. Perhaps it does not matter, as a shell of a once great organization has no resale value.

Many current board members of the CRA resented George for running a tight ship with regard to CRA units renewing. People complained a lot about the scrutiny about following the by-laws. This scrutiny cloaked as George being a meanie was a reason used to expel George.

Now half the CRA’s units have vaporized – including the 5 that we were accused of abusing and mistreating. (The 5th being the Nevada RA, which has not publicly noticed a meeting in several years now) I thought expelling us was supposed to free them to grow, endorse and live their lives out from under the tyranny of the evil Park Brothers. It never happened. They were fake. Many of the board members of CRA that expelled us knew it when they expelled us. Their egos were bruised and their ego was put ahead of the CRA.

Now the CRA is dead. The problem for the inmates is that there are no Park Brothers to blame anymore. The only legacy we left is the big bank balance.

There is a price to being right, and they are reaping it all.

Sep 172016
 

There is a price to being right. Hillary Clinton and the democrats are learning that in real time.

The CRA is learning it in real time.

In several places of the state, the CRA is a non-factor. In others, they are known as a leper colony.

Since the May 2015 board meeting where the self-righteous engaged in a lynching to assuage their bruised egos, the following has happened:

Their State President (the CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister Thomas N Hudson) is continuing a downward personal spiral as his divorce is entering its’ 3rd year of legal proceedings. It is my belief that Mr. Hudson is attempting to string the divorce out in order to avoid paying child support on his oldest daughter who is 17. (when she turns 18, he is off the hook) Hudson is also facing scrutiny over his role in the California Taxpayer Protection Racket.

Their Executive Vice President Craig Alexander abruptly resigned, a sure signal of internal strife.

The Vice President, Mark Gardner – a maladjusted bully who was brought in to CRA by a friend of 30+ years who he later helped oust as President of CRA is getting a divorce as well. Gardner, in my opinion is Alice Khosravy’s choice for CRA President to succeed the Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister. Gardner hates Thomas N Hudson as much as Alice, Carl Brickey and others on the CRA’s board do. Gardner was also the instigator of the move to oust George and myself from CRA.

Wendy Albright got fined $10,000 by the FPPC for campaign money laundering. Albright is one of Alice’s Lieutenants and has been a reliable agent of chaos in the High Desert part of Los Angeles County.

Former CRA President Mike Spence is in a mess of trouble. He is also a business partner of Thomas N Hudson in the aforementioned racket.

Without getting too deep in the weeds, there have been a raft of other maladies that have beset various individual board members of the CRA.

I don’t think it is an accident that dishonest, controlling, ego-maniacal ideological narcissists are coming up sick or with their personal lives unraveling. It seems to be the way of things in 2016 politics.

As a bonus, Bill Schmidt, a man I worked with for many years in CRA before I learned of his duplicity worked with Rick Marshall to try to derail the charter of the CIR’s chapter in the South Bay Area of LA County. Both Bill Schmidt and Rick Marshall are regarded as pariahs in LA County and their attempt may well have aided the cause of the CIR as their opposition to the CIR’s charter was all about individual people rather than the merits of any organizations.

The leadership of the CRA is worse than thin. Thomas N Hudson had to scrape the bottom and get a bunch of retreads to fill board seats – kind of like the national dems getting Russ Feingold and Evan Bayh out of retirement to run again for US Senate because their bench is exhausted. The chaos and turmoil is a hallmark of the CRA’s Black Widow as she continues to manipulate people and as their own lack of character breeds its’ results in their own lives – the battlefield is ripe for Alice to repeat her pattern and take over yet another organization.

It could well be that no one wants to be President of the CRA other than the box-wine guzzling Thomas N Hudson. That will be the only way Hudson gets re-elected because despite what these people may say in public, most of the senior board members despise Mr. Hudson. Gotta love the duplicity of these co-called Conservatives.