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Aug 192020

I still remember being a target of the Meg Whitman for Governor crew. They really did not like me hammering her on the redcountyblog system (it is long since defunct as it’s founder was a complete fraud and ended up in a ton of legal trouble). A couple of media stories later, your intrepid blogger discovered that the Meg Whitman team paid Red County $30K for advertising 4 days before I was thrown off the platform. After I was expelled from the platform, Right On Daily was born. It is my own site and is beholden to no one, I bet they wish they would have left me alone.

Getting attacked by Jeff Randle and David Reade publicly in the form of planted media articles from 2010-2011 launched my career as an opposition political operative. Many other victims of them have not been so lucky. I write these posts as a warning about who these people are, they are as lethal as you think your intrepid blogger is. Make sure you are prepared when you deal with them and know that eveyone in politics has an agenda and connections of their own.

For those of you newer to the CAGOP political game, let’s take a look at the $150 Million Train Wreck Meg Whitman for Governor. She spoke at the DNC Convention, and also endorsed Clinton in 2016. Her staff and consultants? Just wait – the names are all familiar and once you know the who and why, you will understand why Jessica Patterson and the oligarchy of controlled failure have been tagged as trump-haters by your intrepid blogger.

If you click on the link – just notice the blurry array of consultants on the Whitman Payroll.

We will go in alpha order

Luis Alvarado – currently working with the Lincoln Project, currently subject of a Complaint for being a CAGOP Delegate openly campaigning for Biden. This connection to Jessica Patterson and others suggests a reason why the complaint is being stuffed.

Hector Barajas – a career staffer and current/former CRP Employee.

Frances Barraza – a Trump-Hater and staffer for Mayor Kevin Faulconer (in our opinion the CAGOP leadership and consultants are lining everything up for a governor run for Faulconer in 2022)

Russ Bogh – Albeit a small reimbursement, his Cousin’s Wife Rocilicie Ochoa-Bogh is the $3Million Dollar Woman in SD-23 (small world, isn’t it?) Bogh was an assembyman then and helped Meg Whitman nail down a lot of endorsements and money early.

Richard Costigan – Trump Hater, Lincoln Project Participant and Meg’s connection to Team Arnold.

Todd Cranney – is careful about his public profile, but was one of meg’s main hatchet people and a total insider. His Bio includes Romney and Bush.. Also there is this:

Note the date of the tweet

Duane Dichara (Then known as Revolvis Consulting) and DSR Enterprises. DSR is David Stafford Reade – I mention them both as they are the exceptions in this list of Trump-Haters. Dichara was an original Trumper and Reade, who worked with Meg and most of her crew on team Marco Rubio – is now working as a bundler for President Trump. (But, both are working to set things up for Faulconer 2022)

If you take the time to look up several of the consultants, you will be amazed to see how many mainline GOP Consultants there are that got some of Meg Whitman’s Money.

Green Faucet LLC, my favorite – the entity that owned the Red County Blog system. LOL

Kristen Hueter – made over $100K on the report. Worked with Grow Elect since its’ 2013 founding. (small world, huh?)

Latino Political Consulting, LLC (Think Grow Elect)

Jessica Patterson herself

Sarah Pompeii – Whitman and Romney and former CAGOP

Randle Communications – at the Center of Most everything CAGOP for 20 years. This is Jeff Randle and Mitch Zak’s Firm. Randle himself was paid $25K a month by Whitman separate from his firm.

Megan Range – long time CAGOP Staffer

Michael Saragosa – now a Placerville Councilmember, but part of the list of consultants associated with Grow Elect, etc. Has several anti-trump tweets still showing.

Lindsey Stetson – a current CAGOP Board member. Also reputed to be a never-trumper

Rob Stutzman – another Lincoln Project Booster. Stutz once ran Prop 22 the original defense of marriage amendment and since worked for McCain, Romney, Whitman, Arnold, etc.

Kathy Tavoularis – a complicated figure, but she was defeated by two votes by Greg Gandrud for CAGOP Treasurer in 2019. It was believed that Jessica’s Crew were helping her, and this is the reason why. Kathy is not a liberal nor a never trumper however. She makes the list as it demonstrates how small the political world is. Do enough research and you will connect everybody eventually.

Mitch Zak – also received $15,000 a month from Whitman.

As I googled several of the consultants – it is a who’s who of Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney and John McCain type of people. I even saw one of the lead consultants for the trump-hating Larry Hogan (Governor of MD).

So this is the reason for this post –

#1 Given the pedigree of this crew should we be surprised at all by what we are seeing? (candidate lynchings, racism against White Male Candidates, etc)

#2 Should anyone donate to much less have confidence in the CAGOP given that their staffers and consultants have a clear history of losing and antipathy towards the current President?

#3 Should anyone trust these people to do the right thing?

#4 Given these connections – is anyone surprised about the origin of groups like California Trailblazers and Grow Elect? (aka paychecks for insiders)

#5 It explains the current circumstances within the Party leadership – Ignoring County Chairs, Lynching nominees, trying to control delegates, forcing out the grassroots, loyalty tests and the like.

Given that Meg Whitman was on a national stage (TWICE) opposing President and Candidate Trump – you can easily draw the conclusion that did not happen in a vacuum and without support. Jessica Patterson, Jeff Randle and others have done nothing to disavow the actions of Whitman and others they are so closely tied to. How could they? Their employees and consultants and mostly like minded trump-haters!

No wonder why Jordan Cunnigham (AD-35) is receiving zero pushback for his open hostility towards the president and the local grassroots!

Bonus: Lynn Vakay was also on the payroll of Meg Whitman. Lynn would later become Lynn Haueter. Bob was a top operative in the Bill Thomas, later Kevin McCarthy crew. Bob Haueter, then the Chief of Staff for CA-25 Congressman Buck McKeon helped me run several drills within CRA. The point here is that Jessica Patterson has a relationship with AD-38 candidate Martinez-Valladares going back years and is yet another explanation for her disproportionate interest in AD-38 to the exclusion of others.

Politics is an extremely small world. When you sneeze 100 people catch a cold. (which would probably be called COVID now in order for a hospital to get stimulus money sigh)

Sep 102010

First of all – we have to have Steve Cooley as Attorney General. The AG’s office has been used as a Left-Wing partisan hammer by both Bill Lockyer and Jerry Brown.

Steve Cooley also has a proven track record in LA County putting criminals in jail… Kamala Harris loves Cop-Killers.

Prop 8, Prop 187 and others have been allowed to die and the AG’s office has subverted the will of the people – most recently, Jerry Brown has obsessively used his power as AG to sue to stop development.

Which brings me to Meg Whitman.

She has done one key thing that Arnold never did – she has finally enumerated a fiscal plan with some details. I still have significant issues with Meg Whitman – but, she has real-world experience and that places her head and shoulders above anyone who has run for Governor since Bill Simon.

Jerry Brown will decimate what’s left of the state period. Chelene Nightengale can’t even balance her own checkbook or herself for that matter.

Abel Maldonado – he is not Gavin Newsome. Gavin Newsome is a liar, hypocrite and in the words of State Senator Elect Doug LaMalfa, “Evil”.

Damon Dunn – a compelling candidate who is talking openly about dealing with election fraud. Debra Bowen is bought and paid for by ACORN.

Tony Strickland for Controller – maybe for the first time in 30+ years we can have someone who is not a rubber stamp of the Democrat leadership who uses their office to exacerbate the year after year budget crisis.

Mimi Walters for Treasurer – see comments about Strickland

Mike Villines for Insurance Commissioner – if you want socialized insurance vote for Dave Jones. Jones also hates insurance agents, insurance companies and small businesses – he scored a perfect 0 from the NFIB and other groups. Villines is to the right of the current Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.

Doug LaMalfa for State Senate – he will score 100% from the CRA year after year. Need I write more?

Aug 052010

Tom McClintock warned us that Meg Whitman is the third term of Arnold. She appeared to confirm this on the John and Ken show recently.

Don’t take my word for it – listen here.

It appears that Meg Whitman does not care about her Republican base or is she taking it for granted? The best suggestion this blogger can make is for people to call her campaign office and/or email her campaign office and hold her accountable for her weak positions on Key issues.

Quoting Carla Marinucci of the SF Chron:

In the interview, Whitman said “yes” when asked if, as governor, she would layoff 40,000 state workers, admitted she was still undecided, but unlikely to support Prop. 23 on the November ballot, and strongly defended her immigration policies.

Then This:

Whitman — who has been sharply critical of the state’s climate change bill AB32 as a “job killer — said that “in all likelihood,” she will vote against Prop. 23. That measure on the November ballot would suspend AB32 until unemployment rates drop to near 5 percent for four consecutive quarters; Whitman has called for a moratorium on the bill to further study it.

To further study what!? AB32 is the largest tax increase in state history! We have the second worst unemployment rate in the country and Meg Whitman wants to study? We have three months to go before election day – there is no time to study…

Oh and Whitman’s own staffer – hired for the CRP for the “Victory 2010” effort didn’t have a clue that the state GOP endorsed YES on Prop 23 already. (Read Carla Marinucci from the SF Chron again)

… but there is plenty of time for the GOP base to abandon ship. If Whitman refuses to act like a Republican by being unafraid to stand up for soverignty and freedom from Eco-Tyranny, we’re sunk. Steve Cooley is Sunk. Damon Dunn is Sunk. Abel Maldonado is Sunk. It could also dash hopes of Fiorina taking Barbara Boxer out.

Just go home Conservatives. It’s Arnold all over again – now if it is as simple as Whitman not following her script, then her instincts are those of a Liberal Democrat.

Either way – the only way Whitman can climb out of this hole is to acknowledge that Conservatives are her base. Her appeal across the middle is financial management and economic revitalization and that AB32 is environmental extremism.

Anything else is a disaster for California – we already have a Liberal Democrat running for Governor.

Call Meg Whitman’s campaign – click here to find a list of contacts – and ask them why she is taking the Republican Party down the green drain.

It is not too late – I finish with a final quote from the SF Chron article:

And one veteran GOP strategist, speaking not for attribution, said that “lashing out at Poizner seems over the top for Meg, and pointless.” The strategist said her statements on immigration to the Latino press, combined with her stance against Prop. 23 could prompt some conservatives to believe they were “bamboozled.”
Bottom of the 9th – Meg Whitman at bat, will she step up or not?

Top 10 Reasons Why Meg Whitman Lost Her Lead

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May 132010

I can’t help myself. Seeing the polling data and the reactions to it tells me it is real. Steve Poizner has overcome $100million dollars.

I started asking myself – self? My did Whitman’s Campaign fall apart?

10. Whitman gave $300,000 to the Environmental Defense Fund – the Group that sued to turn the water off to the Southern Central Valley in Favor of the Delta Smelt.

9. Whitman supports Taxpayer-Funded Abortion and attacked Steve Poizner for being Pro-Choice. (see also Hypocricy)

8. Whitman opposes across-the-board-tax-cuts. This puts her in the category of Thomas the Tax Engine (Tom Campbell).

7. Whitman thinks California’s Gun-Control Laws are OK.

6. Whitman waffled on the AB-32 suspension initiative (does #10 have anything to do with that?)

5. Whitman took 5 different positions on Prop 8. (She originally supported Prop 8 then tried to clarify it)

4. Whitman is tied to Goldman Sachs – like a noose.

3. Whitman really didn’t have all that money?

2. Whitman bought the Red County Blog. (Couldn’t help myself) See the payments of $20K and $15Kx3 to

1. Meg Whitman is a huge fan of Van Jones.

Steve Poizner only need two things – The California Republican Assembly Endorsement and the Endorsement of Tom McClintock.


Welcome to the Jungle Meg Whitman Part 3: 13 Days of Meg + 28 Years Never Voted Ad

 Meg Whitman, Steve Poizner  Comments Off on Welcome to the Jungle Meg Whitman Part 3: 13 Days of Meg + 28 Years Never Voted Ad
May 132010

Remember how it took Meg Whitman 13 Days to figure out whether or not she voted?

Not to worry – Millions will be reminded of it.

Click here to watch the 30 second ad from Steve Poizner about Whitman’s Failure to vote.

For months – there has been a utube video about the 13 Days it took to get Whitman to figure out when he may or may not have voted.

The 13 Days video about Whitman is 3:48 and very well done.