Mar 312020
 

There has been a school of thought since at least 2008, maybe before that the “leadership” and the “insiders” (see also Oligarchy of Controlled Failure) resent the amount of work they have to put in to keeping the CAGOP under control. There has been more than one person suggest that “they” would shut down the party if they could.

On Saturday, 3-28-2020 – the CAGOP’s Board of Directors cancelled the 2020 Convention and delegated the disposition of Fall 2020 Party endorsements to a small committee of insiders.

Then there is the overall apathy and attitude of defeat that comes from a generation of grassroots being shunned from any positions of real consequence and mocked for their beliefs. People only endure relegation and insults for so long before they either become terrorists intent on burning the organization down or just giving up and leaving.

After Meg Whitman won her governor’s race, everyone that supported Steve Poizner and worked for him was targeted and shunned. This matters because the same people that worked for Whitman then are swinging the axe now – Jeff Randle (who made $7500 a month from the new defunct California Trailblazers and at reputedly least double that from CAGOP Contracts), David Reade, Andy Garakhani are the people behind the curtain circa 2020. We detailed that the blacklist has returned. We’ve written about several insider machinations. We’ve detailed the serious condition that several legislative districts are in.

Your intrepid blogger even had first-hand knowledge of (some not all) “leaders” defending outright corruption/misbehavior in AD72 and AD73.

I have been told by several insiders that a survey that was sent out via email to the CAGOP’s members had next to no responses. The key aim of the survey – sent via email only – was to determine what people wanted to do with the CAGOP Convention in the #Chinavirus world. Did the party bosses really want any response?

(Note, after three months I am still not getting CAGOP Emails, others have to forward them to me. If you want to forward them to me use [email protected] or if you prefer [email protected])

I believe that the cancellation of the 2020 Convention is a toxic combination of apathy and “leadership” really not wanting to have to deal with a convention. Again, I believe the apathy is in no small part created by the psychotic grasp of control exerted by the shrinking coven of consultants and staff inside the oligarchy of controlled failure. I’ve watched for years as they have systematically dismantled and demolished organizations they could not control and killed organizations they did. Why should the CAGOP suffer any different a fate?

The State Party By-Laws call for 1 Convention Every Calendar Year. The Feb 2021 Convention is now the next convention. This means that the CAGOP will be in violation of its’ own by-laws. What is the consequence – someone could sue the CAGOP? This is not the first time the CAGOP leadership have flouted their own by-laws, I’ve seen it many times. Mostly the By-Laws have been flouted to ensure endorsements of incumbent legislators or to circumvent insurrections against the wishes of party bosses.

If more Apathy, disconnection, exasperation and separation is what the consultants that are making 6-figure incomes off of the CAGOP want, they are on their way.

What are the potential consequences of the CAGOP skipping and deliberately not re-scheduling the Convention in May? Please note that a lot of County Chairs wanted the convention to be re-set for September. So add Anger and disenfranchisement to the list. Did the regional vice chairs talk to their county chairs about how they felt? Did they care?

IT is the opinion of this blogger that Former Congressman Doug Ose is ramping up a Governor Campaign, and John Cox is looking at running again as well. However, given the abject bias and the movement of insiders – the Trump-Hating former Mayor of San Diego Kevin Faulconer is being lined up by the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure. They believe that we need yet another Chad Mayes Republican to run statewide. Remember Randle and Reade raked in $15,000 a month from Meg Whitman. Garakhani and Patterson also cashed in off of Meg Whitman, this is their paradigm.

What has their leadership brought us? (Quoting an email I actually get)

  • No voter registration effort by the CRP since March, 2013   They did a one month effort in September, 2019.  Current registration figures are 44% Democrat, 27% NPP and 23% GOP
  • The November, 2020 ballot will NOT have Republican on the ballot for:

19 Assembly Seats <<< 22.5% of Assembly Elections with no GOP Candidate on the Ballot.

9 out of twenty State Senate seats <<< WHAT!? That’s 45% of the State Senate Elections with no Republican on the Ballot! (note, in SD05 the party bosses wasted $150K on a Republican that finished 5th)

8 congressional seats

Out of Ose, Cox and Faulconer – only Ose is an original Trump Supporter (although Cox was endorsed by Trump for Governor in 2018) and Cox is easily the most Conservative of the three. Faulconer is the most liberal – hence the love of the insiders.

There would be a clear nexus to keep the grassroots at bay. There will be no debate about proxy rules and Jessica Patterson can go in to the 2021 CAGOP Convention with 257-275 proxies lined up making her a prohibitive favorite to get re-elected. This favors Faulconer.

Perhaps the very ambitious and very liberal CAGOP Northern Region Vice Chair Deborah Wilder (a client of David Stafford Reade’s) will be tapped to run for CAGOP Chair after the November Elections are complete? (It is the opinion of this blogger that at least 3 more Legislative seats are gone, perhaps as many as 6) Remember, Wilder has served party bosses well, arguing against grassroots supported rules changes at at least two conventions that I am aware of.

Another sick irony is that with the 2020 convention shuttered, none of the never-trumpers currently raking in money off of the Trump effort have to face any of the rank and file CRP delegates until the Feb 2021 officer election convention. (Note, that while David Stafford Reade worked for Marco Rubio and later Cruz in 2016 – he is bundling money for Trump in 2020, this will undoubtedly set him up for a run of his own in 2022 or more high-profile work. Of the crew, Reade is the most conservative and the most friendly to Trump) It is my estimation that Jessica Patterson, Jeff Randle, David Reade and Andy Garakhani (among others) split a $500K kitty from the 2020 RNC Convention drill – despite their past history of openly opposing President Trump (scrubbed social media or not).

The only decision made by the CAGOP Board this past weekend that I agreed with was making the election of two RNC officers a mail in ballot deal instead of a jam down from the 159 hand-picked RNC Delegates. Had the CAGOP board not designated a mail-ballot election, Harmeet Dhillon would have been at the mercy of 159 hand-picked RNC Delegates that Andy Garakhani and Jeff Randle selected for the RNC Convention instead of being re-elected by the rank and file CAGOP delegates.

The other major decision of the CAGOP Board is related to the election in November 2020. There are going to be a ton of ballot measures on the ballot in November. The initiatives committee – 100% of which were appointed by Jessica Patterson and 100% of which were supporters of Jessica Patterson is making the recommendations. (Remember, in Jeff Randle’s world, anyone that did not tow the line is excluded. It is my opinion and knowledge that Randle directed the process of forming the current CAGOP committees) Then the recommendation of the initiatives committee will be sent to the executive committee of the CAGOP for debate and ratification. 50% of the executive committee is also appointed by the Chair. The Rank-and-File delegates are shut out again.

No by-law debates, no endorsement debates just a couple of party insider committees calling the shots.

Perhaps party activists that care about the party should organize their own convention? I’d support something like that were it to get traction.

Perhaps party activists should openly petition the party bosses to actually hold a regularly scheduled CAGOP Convention in August or September in order to satisfy the PARTY’S OWN BYLAWS? The only way to set aside the party by-laws is with unanimous consent and the cancellation of the convention was not done unanimously. I would also support a VERY PUBLIC effort to petition party bosses to do their job and hold a convention in 2020.

If you care about the CAGOP – please forward this to people that are delegates and alternate delegates to the CAGOP. This is our party and what is being done is not right.

Mar 312020
 

When I saw the list of Trump delegates to the RNC, it caused me to start investigating a lot of things. For one, West Walker was retaliated against for helping Travis Allen. Despite being a very early Trump supporter and a key volunteer leader in 2016, Andy Gimmecandy made sure he was eliminated. In fact, the list of delegates are replete with establishment types – including many who vociferously opposed the President up until Election Day. I had also been told there were several internal fights over the delegate list as Gimmecandy was assembling it. The fee for a delegate went from $900 to $1200 and Gimmecandy was asking for it 100% up front, suggesting it was supporting his consulting fees.

This is the type of ham-fisted dictatorship I have become used to. The goodwill post 2019 CAGOP Convention is gone. None of the follow-up meetings I personally had been led to believe would happen did. Jeff Randle, Andy Gimmecandy, David Reade and crew are doing the EXACT SAME THING THEY DID post Meg Whitman when they were all pulling down $10,000-$15,000 a month salaries off of her. Anyone that was a part of Steve Poizner’s campaign was excluded, shunned and blacklisted from future participation. It was not just me in 2010, and it is not just me in 2020 being punished for refusal to accede to the wishes of the elite.

Remember, the connection between these consultants and Jessica Patterson was first solidified in the Whitman effort in 2010.

Worse, Travis Allen and Steve Frank supporters were willfully exterminated from CAGOP Committees by Jessica Patterson, Jeff Randle and crew. It was seeing the lists of CRP Committee-members that told me we were in for a long two years as conservatives. It also told me that the blacklist had returned (which I confirmed with off the record sources). I personally did not even ask for an appointment to anything, I knew better. Others found out the hard way.

So when I looked at the current list of CAGOP Delegates – I went through the list looking for Congressional Staff, Legislative Staff, Political Consultants, Staff of Consultants, employees of firms that are political in nature (aka treasurers, fundraisers, etc). I figured the near psychotic grip being exerted had some sort of basis in numbers and control. I was not disappointed.

Note – that I included myself in the count of political consultants.

I determined that 29% of the current delegates, based on the list I got in January fit the list of people with financial interests in CAGOP politics (don’t worry CRP, I am not publishing the list nor am I spamming it either). It took me a few hours to look up names, but I am 99% convinced this number is accurate.

What this means is that Travis Allen, Steve Frank or anyone else seeking to dethrone Jessica Patterson starts with a 27-2 deficit. (Not all 29% of the aforementioned are part of the machine, just most of them)

The system is rigged. Any candidates running for CAGOP office have to win 2/3 or more of the 71% of renaming delegates in order to win election against the establishment.

It gets better. In case you are wondering why any efforts to reform the proxy system are eviscerated, this is why. The rules committee, stacked with establishment, will torpedo any attempts to reform. Then you have to get 2/3 from the floor to adopt reform to override the stacked Rules Committee – which is also impossible due to the rigged system.

Proxies? Jessica Patterson got 584 Votes for CAGOP Chairman. This was 54% of the total vote. 257 of those 584 votes came by proxy. (This assumes that every proxy I thought was a Patterson vote actually was a Patterson vote)

257 out of 584 is 44%.

You can literally draw the conclusion that Jessica Patterson is a Proxy Chairman and that the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure are in complete control of the CAGOP.

This is not a representation of real Republicans. This is Failure, Inc.

Mar 302020
 

Are you a candidate for office? Have you ever been talking to your consultant or just going through life wondering, is the Right On Daily Blog going to kick my Tail?

In order to qualify for the Right On Daily Blog, you, yes you have to screw up. So let us list some of that stuff in a manner even a candidate for office can understand.

  1. Register as a Republican specifically to run for or hold office.
  2. Raise taxes as part of a “deal” or raising taxes as anything other than a last resort
  3. Use your office to advance the careers of donors or loyalists over more qualified competitors
  4. Become vested in your office – as in deriving part (or all) of your identity from your campaign(s) for or office(s) held.
  5. Fail to pay your bills – (screwing campaign staff, tax liens, lawsuits, judgments, etc)
  6. Have Sex with Staff, Donors, Supporters that you are not in a committed (preferably married) relationship with.
  7. Campaigning as a Conservative with a personal history of porn, alcohol or drug abuse (ongoing, versus sober 5+ years)
  8. Abusing your position to cover up malfeasance and/or criminal activity
  9. Supporting two or more of the following: Gun Control, Drug Legalization, Soft on Crime Legislation (or initiatives), “Rights” Bills/Initiatives at the expense of Religious Freedom,  which includes Open Borders
  10. Engage in Emotional Manipulation / Cult Leader Type behavior as a campaign or governing practice
  11. Lying about your qualifications for office or accomplishments while in office – including attempting to take credit for other people’s successes
  12. (Bonus): You’re a democrat – in which case you deserve to have your tail kicked by the RightonDaily Blog.

IF you do any thing in the above list, you, yes you could get your tail kicked by the Right on Daily Blog.

This helpful primer of pitfalls will help any candidate understand why the Right On Daily Blog is whaling the tar out of them – because we care.

Mar 272020
 

John Thomas is the Blue Flame President

John Thomas made it on to the Right On Daily radar screen for a variety of reasons. It is my opinion that he is a bottom-feeder political consultant as evidenced by the pattern of behavior I have observed from him. I wrote a piece about Mr. Thomas going 0-For 2020.

Thomas’ highlights: A Sheriff Candidate that lost his own home city despite being the Mayor there. A $500K Assembly Candidate that got 9.5% of the vote, A Congressional Candidate with $700K+ that lost to a Colonel with a $1.98, and a laundry list of candidates that fired him.

So why was I not surprised to learn that John Thomas is branching out? His political acumen is on display as he calls himself the “Blue Flame President”. I guess he is proud of bending over and lighting his farts. Someone needs to teach this guy how to do ads, it might have helped his CA-45 candidate in 2020.

The leftist hacks at Politico have a crappy track record with articles, having routinely posted inaccurate information about PRESIDENT Trump. However, the article the hacks wrote about John Thomas appears to have checked out based on some follow ups your intrepid blogger has done. I also remember Alex Isenstaat from the “politiker” blog a decade ago. While he is a flaming leftist, he has exhibited some journalistic integrity. (integrity, take notes Mr. Thomas)

Over the last 14 days I have built another business outside politics and will be focusing my full attention there,” he wrote in the email, which was obtained by POLITICO.

The company, Blue Flame Medical LLC, was formed Monday in Delaware, according to state records. Its website says it sells coronavirus testing kits, N95 respirator masks, “a wide selection” of personal protective equipment and other “hard to find medical supplies to beat the outbreak.”

Asked how he’d managed to procure such equipment when there are shortages in hospitals across the country, Gula said, “I have relationships with a lot of people.”

Gula started Blue Flame with John Thomas, a consultant who until recently worked as chief strategist for Don Sedgwick, a Republican who ran against Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) but lost in the primary earlier this month. Gula’s firm raised money for Sedgwick, according to campaign finance records.

The abrupt move to shutter Gula’s firm has set the Republican operative world ablaze, with many in the business wondering about Gula’s intentions and how he was able to move so swiftly.

Thomas declined to specify how he and Gula had managed to obtain masks that have become so rare that some hospitals have resorted to reusing them or having health care workers tie bandannas or scarfs around their faces. “It’s just relationship-based,” he said. “I can’t say anything else.”

Imagine being one of Gula’s Clients and getting an email like that informing you that you are getting dropped. John Thomas did not have to send more than two such emails as most all of his clients are former clients. (see also losing their elections)

I am going to disagree with Politico – these two guys bailing out of the political cesspool has likely brought many people a feeling of relief. ‘

His note to the lawmakers he’d worked for was blunt, informing them that Thursday “will be my last day working for you.” It arrived right before the end of the quarter, during what is typically a hectic time for fundraisers that’s now quiet because nearly all events have been canceled.

“After this email, I will be unreachable,” he wrote. “I wish you the best of luck in politics and life.”

One person who received Gula’s out-of-office email response shared it with POLITICO: “Mike Gula no longer checks this email account. If you wish to get in touch with Mike please contact him at his new email ____and his new cell_____, and yes it’s blank for a reason.”

So John Thomas has figured out another way to make some easy money because bleeding candidates dry for 3rd place finishes just was not a growth industry. It appears that Thomas is going to Blue Flame people for medical supplies. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

I don’t know – just ask all the candidates that just got dropped abruptly.

Mar 262020
 

It is obvious that our political leaders in California are tone deaf and completely out of touch.

During the run up to the CAGOP Chairman’s Race we talked about the scarlet memo called “Reframing the Message“. This document was allegedly created by $350,000 worth of Chad Mayes’ money. (Mayes is no longer a Republican, and Mainschein who is featured all over the document is also no longer a Republican)

The goal of the project was to figure out how to sell sentencing reform, global warming and other leftist pillars to a Republican Audience. The paper claims that it is how to sell Republican ideas to non-Republicans.

It is clear that the leadership of the legislature and to a lesser extent the leadership of the state party are on a suicide mission to implement the “Reframing the Message” plan. The voter registration materials I saw from the state party were so watered down and uninspiring that they were hard to read – but lines were pulled out of this disaster verbatim.

So why would I not be surprised to see Pardoned Murderer Esteban Nunez and Far-Left Wackjob Van Jones (nominated by Obama and torpedoed when video of him calling all Republicans “assholes” surfaced) as part of an inmates’ rights group? Remember, Esteban Nunez’ sentence commutation was done late in Governor Arnold’s tenure as governor and Nunez’ father is none other than former Dem Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. (Who happened to be a business partner of Arnold’s post office) Based on what I read, Nunez murdered someone in cold blood and law enforcement objected to the commutation given by Arnold. Worse, the victim’s family learned about it from a reporter because Arnold was too much of a coward to notify them himself!

 

Cut50 is a group that advocates for sentencing reform – aka go soft on criminals. #dayofempathy is their signature event where they tell sob stories about convicts to make people forget about the crime victims.

Here is Assembly Permanent Minority Leader Marie Waldron participating in undermining law enforcement.

There is no discussion of fatherlessness. There is no discussion of the correlation of the social welfare system to crime. There is no discussion of any of the societal trends that are leading to higher crime – just typical feel-good pablum about the poor criminals.

If you want to know why the GOP in California is teetering on extinction – it is because leaders like Marie Waldron are attempting to adopt the same policies that have turned California in to a disaster in many ways, and…

Leave us not forget she was a huge impediment to getting rid of the scandal-marred William “Bill” Brough in AD73 as well as defending the corrupt, liberal Tyler Diep in AD72.

We deserve better as a party and we deserve better as Californians.