First off – the Cap and Trade Issue that some in the Assembly GOP Leadership appear to be ready to “compromise” on. Cap and Trade is a $300 Billion Tax of which 25% goes to Jerry Brown’s ego train (which I believe is a main nexus for it). Second, Cap and Trade includes job-killing regulations by the buckets. This is a reason why Jerry Brown went to China to defy President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris economy-killer agreement.
So the deal as outlined on the Sacramento Bee reveals that this is about controlling the spending of the money raised from Cap and Trade (see also wealth redistribution), and has nothing to do with the crushing regulation or taxes. This is why Governor Candidate John Cox coined the hashtag #CAPANDTRAITORS
I had referenced an internal poll from GOP Leadership. This poll was done months ago amidst the swirling controversy related to the Paris Climate Agreement that would have cost the US Economy $3 Trillion. This poll, which I have known about for months, was being widely discussed at the “Republican Reformers” meeting that is held annually at the Brooks Firestone Ranch.
This is a meeting of liberal and Moderate Republicans that John Cox was specifically excluded from. Please note, I have never been invited, nor have most other conservative leaders I know. However, Travis Allen and David Hadley were present.
That Poll which I had not written about publicly, nor had I discussed outside of insider circles says that Global Warming is the “wedge issue” for the Republicans. I’ve never see the cross-tabs on the raw data, but the “reformers” and the insiders privvy to its’ information are convinced that a $300 Billion Tax Increase that we can spend in a conservative way will win us elections.
It is my opinion that the poll’s results were influenced by the breathless, obsessive coverage of the left media. This is not dissimilar to the Kyoto hysteria of 20 years prior.
Which leads me back to the governor’s race, the California Impact Republicans had their annual BBQ and board meeting. Both Allen and Cox were present.
- When asked what he wanted his legacy as governor to be, John Cox said, “A Republican Party in Control of a Stable state for future generations, like Travis…” as he smiled and gestured to Travis Allen
- John Cox made it clear he is going to spend significant money on the Governor’s race
- I spoke directly to Travis who indicted that he is indeed not running for Assembly and that his Assembly account would be closed when feasible.
- Mr. Allen also indicated that his social media campaign would carry the day and that he would be to only Republican to file for governor – apparently he missed the memo about Mr. Cox’ investment in the campaign.
Which brings us to the “Trump Issue”
Travis Allen has bet the early success of his campaign on being the only Trump supporter. This is not accurate.
John Cox was focused on qualifying the Neighborhood Legislature Initiative, and indicated that he voted for Donald Trump as he supported the nominee of the GOP. For those of you that forget, I only became a full-blown Trumpanzee once Dr. Carson endorsed him. This is not dissimilar to Mr. Cox, like many in the GOP John Cox respected the result and supported the nominee.
Any assertion by Mr. Allen to have sole possession of the “Trump” mantle is inaccurate.
David Hadley was publicly critical of President Trump. His old Assembly site was full of #nevertrump. His connection to his current campaign consultant, #nevertrump godfather Jeff Roe was from #nevertrump California Chairman Ron Nehring.
While some have posted articles about Jeff Roe being interviewed for a job with the Trump campaign after Ted Cruz exited the primary, he was rejected quickly due to his issues. We will be sure to continue informing people about Jeff Roe’s issues in the course of our therapeutic endeavor on Mr. Hadley’s behalf.