Dennis Revell and the Placer GOP missed the memo.
Pictured are two of the Placer GOP’s finest manning the Placer GOP booth.
On the Right is the First Vice Chair of the Placer GOP – Mike Holmes who was defeated by a left-wing Labor Union Troll Daniel Berlant. (who is a registered Republican) Berlant has reliably been spouting the Labor Union talking points since his election.
Holmes’ loss is the single largest embarrassment for the Placer GOP and this happened under the watch of Dennis Revell.
We have illustrated how out of touch Mr. Revell is as he failed to recognize that the extent of the candidate recruiting of the Placer County Democrats. He completely missed Dem Cent Com Recruits Darin Hughes in Roseville City SD, Christine Colvin in Lincoln and Robert Vizzard in the Nevada Irrigation District.
So, it stands to reason that he would participate in a political lynching of a key member of the GOP bench on Wednesday night.
I had been told that the chemically imbalanced Cyndy Taylor (with whom I have extensive personal history) was recruited to fill a vacancy at a previous meeting. This should have clued me in to how the well was running dry for Dennis Revell and friends to find seat-warmers.
Another vacancy occurred in Sup District 4 (home of Kirk Uhler), when a member accumulated four absences.
The alternate, Tracy Mendonsa decided to run for the seat. According to accounts, he called all of the members of the Central Committee – true to form, many did not take nor return his calls.
At the meeting – Mr. Revell who was speaking down to everyone from an elevated podium attempted to cut off a member who was attempting to nominate Mr. Mendonsa in an attempt to create an unopposed election for his choice of candidate.
The candidate? None other than Beth Gaines’ district director, Jeff Short. Mr. Short adds nothing to the local GOP – the only experience I have with him being a volunteer is seeing him stealing Andy Pugno signs, but I could not get the pictures of him I shot to turn out.
So, Mr. Revell has created two problems while trying to keep control. (which is an illusion)
He just drew the lame-duck Beth Gaines in to the Roseville City Council race against a Republican Candidate for City Council. Second, he just engaged in overt action against a member of the GOP bench for local office.
Had Dennis Revell been in touch with South Placer County, he’d have realized that Tracy Mendonsa sits on the Transportation Commission, is part of several other groups and has been working hard on relationships in Roseville. He is widely liked and respected in the community.
If Dennis Revell had realized any of this, he may well have not made the desperate move of getting his last option Jeff Short in against Mendonsa.
The last minute and harried nature of Revell’s counter-drill to Mendonsa does suggest to me that he did not slander Mr. Mendonsa like he did Ed Rowen – rather, he just gave the order to his Tea Party faithful to vote how they were told to. This is the Placer GOP we have now – the anti-establishment Tea party troops voted for a legislative staffer over a local businessman for a vacancy on the Cent Com.
Get your popcorn folks, I see the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific on the horizon and Dennis Revell is the conductor.