I’m sorry folks. I feel it coming.
In various districts “Conservative” elected leaders are supporting candidate for CAGOP Platform Committee that are aligned with the center-left of the GOP. Still other So-Called Conservative Platform Committee candidates are clearly under the influence of their local party bosses.
Then there is the full-blown and all-out effort in the Bay Area, that has been confirmed, even by some of the players involved.
Something that is stuck in my mind is this document sent to me by then CAGOP Chairman Candidate Travis Allen. Reframing the Message.
I hope I am dead wrong on this. My instincts are telling me that the Chad Mayes manifesto is guiding a lot of the usual suspects. With the recent entry of William Weld in to the Presidential Race, rumors of Larry Hogan and the king of Butthurt John Kasich (Chad Mayes’ Godfather) making noise, it would appear that the insiders are lining up for their next Presidential gig. What better a way to build a resume than to shred the CAGOP Platform as a laboratory for “Reframing the Message” away from Trump?
I found limited evidence about Jessica Patterson’s disdain for the President. Despite reports of her allegedly avoiding the Trump question in Public forums, I’ve seen no movement against the President on her part. At least one of her close associates is rumored to be on William Weld’s Payroll and/or short list for the payroll. Still others are rumored to be lining up for Kasich. Kasich and Weld are both embarrassing shells of men who allowed President Trump to violate them on a deep emotional level and they have never recovered. Now they think they can be President.
The parties involved in attempting to recruit platform committee members are the familiar names from 2011. I’ve avoided mentioning them by name in order to not re-inflame old wars.
I have three theories:
- The Platform will be gutted by a full frontal attack and California will be heralded as an example for the GOP in the rest of the Country. Not likely.
- The Platform will be gutted by a “split effort” tailored to the portion of the state it is being run in. For example, the former Chair of the San Joaquin GOP, while Conservative is reputed to take orders from the “Leadership Whip Drill”. In the North State, Conservative Elected Republicans are endorsing moderates for Platform Committee. Calls are being made in the North to try and get people to vote for “Reasonable Members” in order to “Avoid a Fight”. I take note as I have received reports back that the favored members of the establishment are taking pains to avoid taking a stand on the platform itself.
- Chad Mayes (aka Arnold) is funding a drill to shred the CAGOP Platform. I give this credence only because it was Mayes that raised the alleged $250,000 to fund the partial birth abortion of Republican Values known as “Reframe the Message“. What is happening is too disorganized to be a fully funded or professional operation. This is why I favor item 2, as the Platform manipulation looks just enough unique by area and seemingly disorganized to not be centrally controlled by a single funder.
Update From Susan Vander Schaaf: Thank you for listing me as a Christian conservative. I fully support the current CAGOP platform and do not support “reframing the message”.It was my idea and decision to run for the Platform Committee. No one recruited me. I have earned the respect of my peers and believe I would be the best choice to serve and represent conservatives in the platform committee for AD12.
Take note that neither Shannon Grove nor Marie Waldron have weighed in on the Platform. People that have contacted me challenging my assertions about a liberal gut the platform operation have avoided telling me where they stand on the platform issue.
The apparent lack of leadership from the top of the GOP means one of two things. There is no leadership at all and the minions are running amok, or they too are complicit in the effort to “Reframe the Message“.
I do not believe Jessica Patterson is a part of these drills to recruit platform committee members. I believe that she is not standing up to the people that are as they were key players in her election and current fundraising efforts. The fact that Luis Buhler and others are calling in the Bay Area honestly soliciting platform destroyers and other members of the insider crew are calling in the North and Central State recruiting people that “Are Reasonable” to “Avoid Drama” is a pattern. Both efforts will yield the same result – Pro Life Gone, Pro Family Gone, Gun Rights Gone and anything else these linguine-spined moderates lay awake at night trembling in fear of.
Now is the time for the insiders – especially those that suggested meeting or talking on the phone with your intrepid blogger at the recently concluded CAGOP convention to stand up and be counted. Either take a stand for the current GOP Platform or clearly state your support of “Reframing the Message”, it is really that simple.
Meantime, the paid insider minions are lining up jobs with primary opponents to President Trump, whilst calling people to manipulate the outcome of our platform in 2019.
P.S. I hope I am wrong and I get to write about the platform fight being a nothingburger. I just know better…