When I posted something similar to this in Wagner V Moorlach Round 1 – John Moorlach’s supporters derided the money donated as being donated to “Lackluster” Candidates in an attempt to justify John Moorlach’s self-centered laziness. This is emblematic of the attitude I have seen in John Moorlach as well.
He (The Great Moloch) could not be bothered to help build the party and his supporters dismissal of the importance of recruiting and funding good people for office is disturbing. Even more disturbing (but not surprising) were some of the beneficiaries of Wagner’s largesse voting to endorse Moorlach over Wagner for round 2. Most people I know in Politics are selfish, many to the point of psychosis and precious few people I have met in the 18+ years I have been doing campaigns have done ANYTHING near what Wagner has done to help build the GOP.
Now – in Round 2, the denial of the New Breed of John Moorlach supporter is to the clinical stage where a former legislator actually stood up to minimize the importance of raising money to elect Republicans. I suppose Mr. Baugh should tell congressman Steve Knight – whose district turned Blue underneath him and who has a Beverly Hills Lawyer and $3 million to contend with that fundraising does not matter. Perhaps Assemblymember Eric Linder, Young Kim, Mark Steinorth, David Hadley, Kathrine Baker and Tom Lackey don’t need any help. They must be too lackluster – the dems will have limitless resources to take target practice on all the above.
Maybe Scott Baugh and other has-beens have become weak in the years since holding office and it is rubbing off on the entire OC GOP?
Or maybe it is just as simple as the OC Establishment is happy seeing the Congressional Seat once held by Bob Dornin firmly gone forever. Maybe they like having a 50% dem Assembly Seat right in the middle of the county – it might take work to win hearts and minds.
The Orange County GOP got 68% of the vote for HW Bush in 1992. The lemmings that have taken over large parts of it have overseen a deterioration to the point of 56% of the vote for Romney in 2012. Maybe their fealty to the Moloch despite his pattern of doing nothing for anyone other than himself is a pattern of familiarity, like some victims of abuse get toward their abuser?
Don Wagner gave $2000 to Donnelly for Governor. Yes, THAT Tim Donnelly. Don Wagner was anti-establishment before the establishment endorsed the Great Moloch.
Leaders help others, often times at their own expense. Don Wagner has given over $300k to other Republican Candidates for office in the last two cycles. Wouldn’t he like to have that money in the bank right about now?
While Team Moorlach derides these below mentioned Republican Candidates as “Lackluster” – when it comes time for tax increases and they stop them dead, thank people like Don Wagner for doing his part to help us all.
A search of records shows that John Moorlach has made a single donation of $200 to Prop 38 some years ago. I could not find his name on campaign finance records in the last two cycles, except on his own Committee.
Take a look at Team Wagner’s loads of money to help expand the reach of the GOP in California. Let’s start with $15,000 to the OC GOP in just the 13-14 Cycle alone.
Then remember – Wagner was repaid for his service to the OCGOP with the comments at the meeting about how what he did to help did not matter.
I ask again – what incentive is there for anyone in office in Orange County to help anyone other then themselves? They all sat in that meeting and basically did just that in front of each other. With all that selfishness, there is nothing to give anyone else – much less any sort of compelling message to draw new voters in. Maybe the entire GOP needs to be burnt to the ground in order to restore hope for leadership to combat the socialists in power?
But wait, there is so much more:
$50,000 to the CAGOP – specifically to help elect Katherine Baker in the BAY AREA! John Moorlach? Not a dime.
$25,000 to the California Republican Leadership Fund! John Moorlach? Not a dime.
$4100 to Young Kim? John Moorlach? Not a dime.
$4100 to Janet Nguyen X 2
$4100 to Andy Vidak – who held a State Senate District with a 20 point Dem Registration Advantage
$4000 To Catherine Baker – who picked up a democrat leaning Assembly District in the Bay Area.
$2000 to David Hadley – who picked up a democrat leaning Assembly District in the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
$4100 to Mario Guerra – a socially conservative businessman/lay pastor who nearly won a 20 point dem state senate district in East LA. John Moorlach? Not A Dime.
and a host of other contributions to candidates running around the state – including $1000 to former CRA VP Craig Alexander.
This matters if you care what kind of state we are going to have in the future – it is so much more than the right rhetoric. John Moorlach? Not a Dime.
We need to break the cycle of lone wolves that sit in safe seats doing nothing to expand the party – this is one of the main reasons why I support Don Wagner. John Moorlach first took office when I was in the military. He is the poster child of a career politician.
The Great Moloch has had ample opportunity to lead since his one and only accomplishment. However, has sat idly by in his temple committing Ideological Harlotry whilst the OC GOP has been sacrificed on the electoral altar repeatedly.