Aaron F Park

Reality is a stubborn thing.

Mar 032021
 

That’s right, we are supposed to worship the “Chairwoman” – the first “Latina” (or if you ask the pander to minority caucus, Latinx) Chair of the CAGOP.

11 Dead County Parties. 16 More with 10 or less elected members.
Assemblyman Bill Brough Raped a woman, Sexually Battered another and harassed 5 more (that we know of) and our esteemed Chairwoman has been silent.
The rampaging Mike Madrid was a delegate to the CAGOP for 8 months while she covered up and stonewalled a complaint against him. Madrid was part of the Lincoln Project – which has since been shamed for corruption and covering up pedophilia.
2 Lost State Senate Seats. 2 Defections from the Assembly.
44,000 volunteers no one has ever seen
A net loss of 1,300,000 voter registrations under her tenure
Party leaders recruting non-Republicans to run for office in SD15 and SD30

But she did write down Laurie Wallace’s and Lani Kane’s names in order to retaliate against them later for daring to ask questions and for voting against grossly conflicted appointments to CAGOP committees.

Where was the “Chairwoman” regarding the PDI election data firm? Crickets. Party caught with its’ pants down. Now they are scrambling to get a new data provider.

Speaking of outreach, we now learn courtesy of the national media that Jessica Patterson may well have attempted to cover up a Racial Discrimination complaint. At best, she did what she does best, cut and run from any sort of contraversy.

We detailed how corrupt the CAGOP’s staff were in the run up to the convention, stonewalling requests for information, allowing gross violations of election and party by-laws, screwing with timing of release of information, election software full of bugs and the like… it looks like the Staff is even worse than the incompetent folks that called the FBI on me.

California GOP Employee Claims Racial Discrimination in Suit

The California Republican Party has been sued by an employee alleging racial discrimination by a colleague and retaliation for reporting it.

By Associated Press, Wire Service Content March 3, 2021, at 8:58 p.m.

U.S. News & World Report

California GOP Employee Claims Racial Discrimination in Suit

Retaliation? Jessica Patterson has proven to be vicious and vindictive at her core. In front of witnesses, she wrote down Lani Kane and Laurie Wallace’s names to remember the for future retribution. It appears this is nothing new. (BTW – I have known about this behavior pattern of Patterson’s for years. Witness the FBI at my door for pete’s sake)

BY KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Republican Party has been sued by an employee alleging racial discrimination by a colleague and retaliation for reporting it.

Lawyers for Botisha McKnight, who is Black, filed her lawsuit against the party and two former employees this week in Sacramento County Superior Court. The suit alleges McKnight’s supervisor, Alice Jungwirth, repeatedly made discriminatory remarks about Black people, at several times acknowledging the her remarks were racist.

It further alleges Cynthia Bryant, the party’s former executive director and Jungwirth’s aunt, retaliated against McKnight by giving her more difficult work outside of her job description after McKnight filed a complaint. Managers at the California Republican Party failed to stop Jungwirth’s conduct, it alleges.

There it is again, conflict avoidance and trying to ignore stuff hoping it will go away.

McKnight “has been subjected to an unending cycle of racially-charged and inhumane harassing, discriminatory, and retaliatory behavior at the hands of her supervisors,” the lawsuit alleges.

Jungwirth and Bryant both stopped working at the party last year, while McKnight still works there. Jungwirth could not be reached for comment and Bryant referred comment to the party spokesman.

“The CAGOP is an equal opportunity employer and has always employed and been welcoming to team members from all backgrounds. We immediately investigated these claims when they were first made back in late-2019 and took prompt remedial action at that time,” Hector Barajas, the party spokesman, said in an emailed statement.

Insiders I have spoken to contest Mr. Barrajas’ characterization. Both Bryant and Jungwirth were purged by Jessica Patterson in her rampage, and would have been canned regardless of this lawsuit.

Barajas pointed to a financial disclosure report showing Jungwirth’s final salary payment in January 2020 when asked what remedial actions the party took. He did not answer specifically when asked if she was fired due to McKnight’s complaint.

Make a specific note of that emboldened sentence. I was told specifically the lawsuit was not a factor in any of the rampaging purge of Jessica Patterson.

McKnight worked as a “cage assistant” for the party, a job that includes directing and sorting mail, processing checks and credit cards, making daily deposits and record keeping, according to the lawsuit.

Jungwirth subjected McKnight to “indescribable racism” including saying her first name sounded Black, asking if her hair was real, and using a racial stereotype in response to learning McKnight was older than 40, the lawsuit alleges. Jungwirth also allegedly told McKnight she heard that Black women have lots of children without fathers present and were on welfare.

McKnight alleged Bryant began assigning her difficult tasks that she was not trained for after she filed a formal complaint about the harassment with the party.

McKnight was the only African American employee of the party and she faced regular discrimination that her white colleagues were not subject to, the suit alleges. She suffered loss of earnings, emotional anguish, humiliation, and emotional and physical stress due to the environment, the suit alleges.

In early 2020, the California Democratic Party settled three lawsuits alleging its former chairman, Eric Bauman, engaged in a pattern of misconduct, discrimination and unwanted sexual advances. Bauman resigned in 2018.

Now – let’s add a snippet from the Sacramento B.S.:

Months later, McKnight emailed a formal complaint to California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Patterson about the harassment, the suit alleges. After McKnight made the complaint, she alleges she experienced retaliation from Cynthia Bryant, Jungwirth’s supervisor. Jungwirth is Bryant’s niece, according to the lawsuit.

Whoopsie. a Racist Chairwoman, a conflict avoider, a cover up, and retaliation. What a package!

The CAGOP Delegates just took ownership of all of this when they re-elected her too. It is a team #EPICFAIL…

To be continued…

Mar 022021
 

So – here is the famous “noogie” photo:

Someone sent me photos of a couple of mailers sent blasting Moorlach.

The top mailer was clearly sent to Women It is brutal. The bottom was clearly sent to Republicans. It really sucks to be John Moorlach.

Moorlach is stuck running videos on social media from Female employees talking about what a great employer he was – doing two things, highlighting his primary weakness and of course attacking Trish Todd by inference. Felony stupid campaign tactics.

Mar 022021
 

It looks like Darrell Issa and Carl DeMaio hate each other. While I have a very low opinion of Carl DeMaio – his attack website against Kevin Faulconer is a winner. Faulconer is being foisted upon the California Republican Party by the consultants, swamp dwellers and other mollusks that hide under cover of darkness. A main theme of the Steve Frank for CRP Chair Campaign was highlighting how Jessica Patterson, Tom Ross and others had mortgatged the CRP to Faulconer.

I also remember well when Carl DeMaio showed up to the CAGOP Convention to vent his rage on Travis Allen on behalf of the failed establishment puppet chair of the CAGOP Jessica Millan Patterson. (Remember we are to include the maiden name to pander, and refer to her as the Chairwoman even though she has said NOTHING about the rampage of Bill Brough) As a conservative there is never an excuse to support a pro-abort moral relativist over a conservative (or a sorta conservative like Issa), as we say in AA Principles over Personalities. In the case of Harkey and DeMaio principles be dammed.

The same Carl DeMaio that raged on the conservative Travis Allen in favor of Jessica Patterson is now on a rampage against Jessica Patterson’s main benefactor Kevin Faulconer. It is giving me whiplash and Diane Harkey attaching herself to this should be a red-flag. BTW – I 100% agree with DeMaio on Faulconer.

Diane Harkey thought it was a good idea to engage in Carl DeMaio style hyperbole. Her letter launching a base character attack on Darrell Issa based on her view of the world has a few claims I know I can disprove easily, but more importantly the theme of the letter is disturbing at best and shows a side of Harkey that is completely opposite of what her most ardent supporters think of her.

I was told by people that know Harkey well about how kind and generous she is. There has to be something to that, because she has loyal support that is beyond, say the unexplanable fealty to an ascerbic, aloof John Moorlach. Having met Harkey once back at a CRA Convention in 2013 pre-BOE run, she can be charming.

Then I juxtapose that with operatives I know on the ground in the San Diego area that told me multiple stories about Harkey drinking and raging on people on the campaign trail. I know that Harkey is a slightly built woman who is known to run / walk 3-5 miles daily. Knowing a lot about alcohol in my past life that combination means someone can get sloshed on two drinks. Harkey is known to drink at public events and has had staff looking after her for years with that regard. However, all health organizations indicate that 3 or more drinks in a day is a binge – Harkey was not known to do that frequently until the congressional campaign.

By comparison, I am over twice as large as Harkey (and at one point nearly 3 times her size) – and it took a 6-pack for me to feel any effect of alcohol at all back when I drank. (Sometimes it was a lot more, but this is why I am 18 years sober and have lived to Age 50)

So it is possible that her anger over perceived slights in her Congressional campaign – coupled with people seeing her drink caused people to assume she was getting wasted every day. The optics are terrible however, and the fact that more than a few people observed this is a problem is an undeniable fact. What is also undeniable are the dozens of people that had a front row seat to her temper – a temper backed up with dozens of articles in the public record documenting it in spades. This includes a disasterous and combative interview with the SDUT in 2018. It was one of the worst I’ve ever seen a candidate for major office do. This issue has to be dealt with before people should feel comfortable electing her to another office. She also needs to answer why she has been chaperoned by staffers for years when going to public events as well.

What I also know is that Kevin McCarthy strung Diane Harkey out to dry. I can not prove, and I attempted to prove Diane Harkey’s assertion that Darrell Issa was screwing with her fundraising and her assertions that Issa was undermining her. I believe both of these accusations by Harkey against Darrell Issa are false and are borne out of frustration that Mike Levin got the jump on her and she could not recover enough to keep the national groups engaged. This is called projection and/or transferrence. These are also recurring themes in the life of Diane Harkey in multiple areas based on my research.

This does not however, exempt Kevin McCarthy from culpability. McCarthy abandoned Bryan Maryott in CA49 in 2020, and his election result was far better than Harkey’s despite being discarded. Diane Harkey should have raged on Kevin McCarthy – he appears to be the one that deserved it. Since McCarthy has hosed several people it is an easy to discern pattern and candidates running for Congress in the future should trust but verify anything Kevin McCarthy tells them.

Then there is also the possibility that McCarthy and crew bailed based on the merits of a campaign they saw going nowhere. Even Kevin McCarthy is not always wrong.

As best I can tell – Darrell Issa and others recruited Diane Harkey to run for Congress in lieu of her second term in the troubled California Board of Equlization (those scandals are coming soon to this blog). She bit. As I wrote in the first part of this, it appears that scum-sucking consultants and operatives knew of Harkey’s past history of self-funding and saw dollar signs. Issa and crew handed over their donor and contact lists that it appears Harkey used them to some effect. If I was Harkey, I’d be irritated knowing that a lot of the people attracted to my campaign were attempting to sponge off of me. Given that her financial situation was in a way different place in 2018 (I will get in to that later), even if she wanted to pay off the sponges she could not.

Despite McCarthy setting fire to her, she still raised $1.6 million. When Harkey’s own personal money did not come, the plug was pulled by the nationals. (Again, there could have been more factors in that decision as well) Harkey’s claim in the attack on Issa is deceptive as a lot of the money that was raised was from Issa’s donors. It is not honest to accuse someone of abandoning you while you are cashiering their donors at the very least.

Having spoken to several operatives, including people with Washington DC Ties, no one can substantiate that Darrell Issa did a thing to Harkey. The only thing provable is that the main national GOP Groups withdrew from CA-49 in 2018, that was not done at the behest of Darrell Issa.

The conclusion I can draw from the research I have indicates that Diane Harkey behaved poorly on the campaign trail in 2018. When things did not go her way she started acting out and looking for people to blame. While she was wronged in a couple of ways, this does not offset what she did in 2018 and later in 2020. This is a red flag for me and should be for you.

To be continued.

Mar 012021
 

In doing research on Diane Harkey, one of the top things that came up was her run for congress and some serious bad blood with Darrell Issa.

I’ve had copies of a vicious letter she penned / signed attacking Darrell Issa when he ran for CA-50 in 2020. I did some work burying Carl DeMaio in that race on Issa’s behalf. I have a soft spot for Issa because without his millions Gray Davis would have never been recalled. I know Issa is a squish and has been a huge booster of the CAGOP establishment.

However, one of the reasons I will never run for office is that it has freed me to torch bad actors in politics. You can’t do both. This is why I found it rather odd that Harkey lambasted Issa, and did so on behalf of one of the most left-wing Republicans I have ever seen. Carl DeMaio used to be so far left that I believed he barely tolerates Conservative Christians because of our views on sexuality, marriage and life. (Read a ton of stuff about how far out Carl DeMaio is here)

Interesting political alliances considering that Harkey had Eric Trump campaign for her in 2018…

Why did Diane Harkey unload on Darrell Issa on behalf of such a flawed candidate for Congress?

I found the following from the Nooner – the Nooner is written by a democrat operative named Scott Lay. The Nooner is surprisingly accurate and balanced considering the leanings of Mr. Lay. I added emphasis to the clip:

CA49 (S. Orange Cty/N.San Diego Cnty Coast): In the Union-Tribune, Michael Smolens looks at how the reliably Republican southern Orange County/northern San Diego county coastal district went from reliably Republican district to one considered very likely to flip to the Democrats in November. “Diane Harkey made a remarkable statement last week, just one month before Election Day. National Republican leaders, she said, are giving up on her.”

It is true that the national GOP money is not flowing in the same amounts to CA49, the Congressional Leadership Fund is on cable for Harkey. That said, Democrat Mike Levin has an overwhelming cash advantage, and likely an insurmountable lead in the polls.

Last month, the LAT/Berkeley IGS poll found:

  • Diane Harkey (R): 41%
  • Mike Levin (D): 55%
  • Undecided: 4%

The NYT/Siena College poll had a smaller margin, but the two are within margin of error of each other.

  • Diane Harkey (R): 41%
  • Mike Levin (D): 51%
  • Undecided: 8%

That’s by far the largest lead of the “flips” from Democrat to Republican that are on the radar of independent election-watchers.

On the surface, Harkey looked like a good candidate when Darrell Issa (R) read the writing on the wall and did not run for re-election, instead accepting an appointment from President Trump as director of the United States Trade and Development Agency. While Democrats didn’t know if Levin or Sara Jacobs would advance, the GOP knew that its best chance was with a female in a year that was shaping up with a significant double-x factor. Democrats actually feared Harkey’s competition Assemblymember Rocky Chávez and thus went negative on him in the primary.

It is clear that Diane Harkey felt abandoned and was upset over how her Congressional Campaign went. Was it Darrell Issa’s fault?

I do know that Issa was involved in recruiting Diane Harkey. I also know that Diane Harkey was viewed by a lot of scum-sucking consultants and operatives as a cash cow. In several future posts, we are going to break down her finances and financial maladies.

I looked at the Congressional Reports – Harkey only dropped in $103K of her own money, recovering $67,100 of it before finally closing out her campaign account. I will get in to more detail on this aspect as I break down the financial stuff… But $103K is a far cry from the Millions she used to self-fund her races with.

Levin has raised $4,914,241.11 this cycle to $1,317,602.15 by Harkey. Unlike his fellow Democratic challengers in CA39 and CA48, Levin hasn’t used any of his own money for the campaign. Harkey has lent her campaign $100,000. As reflected above, Levin began October with ten times the cash of Harkey.

How did this happen? Harkey had been in office from 2004-2018 at the time of that run for congress? You’d think she’d have a rolodex of donors. She also has a ton of friends in the OCGOP Establishment.

In Part two, we are going to lay out an amalgamation of several interviews of people on the ground in CA49 and insider info about what happened.

I leave you with this quote from Harkey’s base attack letter against Darrell Issa:

Early polling showed a generic Republican, especially female, would have an easier time winning the 49th District than the incumbent, Issa, who had ignored his district for years. He was encouraged to call me because I had a history of winning elections, was the highest ranking state Republican elected official, and could hit the ground running. Recall in the crowded top two primary I placed #1, winning 26% of the vote due to years of working for the District and Southern California.

While Issa publicly claimed to be helping me, behind-the-scenes with key donors and national groups he was stonewalling and hurting fundraising by telling all that the seat was not winnable. The $1.6 million we raised in a short 9 month period came almost entirely from local donors who truly worked to save the district.

Feb 262021
 

Paul Mitchell is a former democrat consultant. He is a flaming leftist. Here he is participating in attacking Morton’s Steakhouse because they GASP don’t require a biohazard suit from their patrons. I decided to engage him…

I did find it ironic that a man whose wife makes hundreds of thousands of dollars off of mass murder (aka Abortion) was talking about saving lives. This is also the proprietor of PDI.

Somehow the braintrust at the CAGOP did not plan for this guy to return to his baby-killing roots and terminate their contract? Has the CAGOP staff been asleep the entire time that the Newsom Recall has been in effect? Anyone that thinks the decision by Mr. Mitchell to abort the CRP’s contract for election data has NOTHING to do with the eminent qualification of the Newsom recall is completely out of their mind.

Then there is this email from the CRP that was leaked to me last night. I did not realize that this was some sort of secret until another CRP activist told me that Mitchell indicated he was doing a press-release today about it.

Dear County Chairs,

This afternoon we did a call with Political Data Inc. (PDI) where they informed us that they are shifting their business model to only service Democrat and Progressive candidates and causes moving forward. Political Data Inc (PDI) has been the CRP’s primary data provider for over ten years.

While the timing of this announcement is sudden and disappointing, it seems typical of the left’s cancel culture these days to go after vendors when they become desperate.

In the short term for the Recall and races where CRP is involved, we will be shifting our primary data provider to the RNC’s GOP Data Center. CRP will be taking on the responsibility of enhancing GOP Data Center with more frequent updates to the statewide voter file and Vote by Mail Return data. We are moving forward with ensuring Republican candidates, conservative causes, and our county parties have the best data possible when making strategic decisions.

In addition, our Data team led by Michael Escoto is in the process of archiving all relevant models, voter contact flags, demographic data, vote history data, voter registration history, and any other important pieces of data for migration.

Today’s news, while sudden, provides the CRP with an opportunity to ensure that the party has total ownership and control over its data, which is something we’ve wanted and talked about for several years.

While the California Republican Party has had over a decade-long relationship with Political Data Inc., we will not be deterred in our efforts to recall Gavin Newsom. We will continue our efforts to support the recall of Gavin Newsom — the worst Governor in California’s history. We’ll also continue our efforts to help successfully manage the data for the thousands of local, county, state, and congressional campaigns we run each election cycle.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding today’s news please do not hesitate to reach out.

Thank you,

Bryan Watkins

Deputy Executive Director

California Republican Party

If the CAGOP staff and the “Chairwoman” actually cared about grassroots, they’d have had a contingency plan. Perhaps this will also cause a change, where candidates are able to get data and support from the CAGOP again. The refusal to provide data or people like Mr. Watkins going completely silent on nominees was a consistent theme I have heard for the last two years.

It is time for another purge within the ranks of the CAGOP, as this is the latest embarassment. This is hardly a “California Comeback” (the synchronized messaging of the Faulkner campaign and the CAGOP) they are dreaming of, this is a straight up #EPICFAIL.

To be continued…

P.S. Please note that the CAGOP was approached last year by a vendor called I360 offering a more accurate product as PDI is fraught with errors (as has been my personal experience by the way) and at a lower rate. As it was put to me, the CAGOP turned them down cold.