Apr 162019
 

I’m sorry folks. I feel it coming.

Your Intrepid Blogger has three theories, none of them good

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Let’s Reframe the Message Boys, by hook or by crook

P.S. I hope I am wrong and I get to write about the platform fight being a nothingburger. I just know better…

Apr 102019
 

Ouch. This is one group that was regarded as being in the bag. Roseville is the largest city in AD-06 and directs a lot of policy in South Placer. While Roseville is not in SD-01, it’s decisions have tremendous sway as Roseville has nearly 40% of the population of Placer County.

This is known as a bad beat when you lose something this significant in your own backyard. Perhaps the Roseville Chamber of Commerce understands Kevin Kiley’s Cattle Company is a fraud engineered for a ballot title or background embellishment. Being an Ivy League Lawyer with more years in school than in the workforce is a tough product to sell.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Roseville Area Business PAC Endorses Brian Dahle for State Senate

ROSEVILLE – The Roseville Area Business Political Action Committee has unanimously endorsed Assemblyman Brian Dahle for California State Senate in the June special election to fill a vacancy created by former Sen. Ted Gaines’s election to the State Board of Equalization.

Assemblyman Dahle currently represents Assembly District 1, which extends from eastern Placer County to the Oregon border, including nine counties.

“Brian Dahle brings extensive knowledge and experience in business and government to represent Senate District 1 in Sacramento,” said Jeff Ronten, Chairman of the Roseville Business PAC. “Working along with our current Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, we believe these two leaders together bring excellent skills to best represent our members and our area.”

‘The PAC is an independent but affiliated entity of the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce. Senate District 1 includes 11 counties from El Dorado County to the Oregon border, including most of Placer County.

Nothing to see here move along now…

A third-generation farmer operating his own small business, Assemblyman Dahle has served in the Assembly for more than six years and previously served 16 years as a County Supervisor. He served from 2017 to 2018 as the Assembly Republican Leader and is a past chairman of the Rural County Representatives of California. Brian and his wife, Megan, live in the rural community of Bieber and have three children – Chase, Reagan, and Roslyn.

Kevin is not having a good time these days.

Apr 062019
 

Kevin Kiley is sweating. A fake Cattle Company, running as a deputy attorney general then getting hammered for working for Kamala Harris, having less work history than years in college… take your pick. He is not doing so hot.

Below is the text of an email he sent:

I am winning!

Following our weak second place finish in the March 26 primary, the Kiley for Senate campaign announced a series of new endorsements from elected officials and Republican leaders:

  • Congressman John Doolittle (ret.)
  • Senator Tim Leslie (ret.)
  • Assemblyman Roger Niello (ret.)
  • Folsom Mayor Kerri Howell 
  • Folsom Vice Mayor Sarah Aquino
  • Sacramento County Supervisor Sandy Smoley (ret.)
  • Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan (ret.)
  • Placer County Auditor-Controller Andrew Sisk
  • Placer County Supervisor Jim Williams (ret.)
  • El Dorado County Supervisor John Knight (ret.)
  • Lincoln Councilmember Alyssa Silhi
  • Loomis Mayor Pro Tempore Jan Clark-Crets
  • Rocklin Mayor Scott Yuill (ret.)
  • Auburn Councilmember Bridget Powers
  • Auburn Mayor Mike Holmes (ret.)
  • El Dorado Irrigation District Director Pat Dwyer
  • El Dorado Irrigation District Director George Osborne
  • Rocklin Unified School District Trustee Wendy Lang (ret.)
  • Eureka Union School District Trustee Renee Nash
  • El Dorado County Board of Education Trustee Georgianne Knight

Half the people on the list are former electeds. Oh and “Republican” Folsom Mayor Kerri Howell? I think the American River Democrats missed the memo. I don’t think current supervisor Sue Frost is going to be too thrilled to see one of her former opponents featured as a Republican.

Similar to claiming victory before the final count (and with 27% of the vote no less), the second Epic Fail since Primary Election Night. Looks like we have a trend.

P.S. Special Bonus – the RainbowPAC endorsement of Howell is linked here

Apr 052019
 
We are winning! If current trends continue we will finish in first by several hundred votes!

Then along came Shasta County.

Click here to see the results for yourself.

There is a reason why your intrepid blogger mocked Kevin Kiley for claiming victory – not only because he did not finish first, but 27.9% of the vote is nothing to crow about in any election at any time. It just makes Kevin look like Baghdad Bob.

It is going to be a long two months.

Apr 012019
 

I am going to preface this post to say that I believe Jessica Patterson is NOT involved in this effort to shred the California Republican Party Platform. I have also spoken to one of her close associates, a Congressional Chief of Staff, a CRP Board Member and an Assembly Chief of Staff and none are aware of an organized effort within their own ranks.

Some may be wondering why your intrepid blogger is making a big deal out of Platform Committee Membership for the CAGOP. Take a look at this manifesto called “Reframing the Message“. This was the result of a reputed $250,000 expenditure and this document was produced some time pre-2018 elections.

Heeeeeeeeeeeeees Baaaaaaaaaaaack!

Several Calls with several activists confirm that Luis Buhler is on a rampage in the Bay Area. He has recruited some social liberal Trump Supporters in at least two Assembly Districts, while recruiting some known platform destroying never-trumpers in other districts.

If the previous four party insiders I spoke to were/are unaware of an effort to shred the Party Platform – it appears then that Luis Buhler is on a rampage by himself. It seems non-nonsensical that party leadership would want open warfare over the party platform after the shellacking in 2018.

Luis Buhler does not play well with others and he is obsessed with eviscerating conservative values from the California GOP.

Your Intrepid Blogger has been briefed about efforts in AD22, AD29, AD30 and several other districts in the Bay Area peninsula – led by Buhler.

It has also been reported that Mr. Buhler is active in the Santa Clara and Santa Cruz GOP Central Committees assisting the liberals on said committees in ousting Conservative / Travis Allen supporting committee members. This is also consistent as since I have known Luis, he has raised money to purchase slate mail cards in an attempt to control the outcome of Central Committee Elections in the Bay Area.

We have confirmation that one Travis supporter in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz County have been ousted from their local committees. (and there are efforts to oust others) In Santa Cruz the ouster was for two absences (their bylaws state two absences, in a Buhler led modification to standard language) in 2018, not 2019 and in Santa Clara, the ousted member was in the hospital. This sort of ruthless behavior is also consistent with the Luis Buhler I know.

In the North State, someone who may or may not be David Stafford Reade has made calls in at least AD01, AD03, AD05, AD07, AD08. In AD06, right-wing Conservative Ken Campbell is running and will have no serious opposition.

We are following up on leads from the Central Valley as well. In particular, Kern / Tulare which are controlled by the McCarthy Machine. Also, of interest is South Sacramento County / San Joaquin which is home to a top lieutenant in the leadership proxy drills.

The information is coming in piecemeal, we are looking for info from anywhere south of Fresno County. Please email [email protected] with your tips. Let us know if Conservatives are being run off of Central Committees, and if “leadership” types are pushing people for Platform Committee.

Thank you to the confidential informants that have been coming forward, there are a lot of you. Together, we can save the California Republican Party from itself.

In 2011, the liberals led by Luis Buhler and others came within inches of shredding the California Republican Party Platform. I wrote volumes about that. It looks like history is repeating itself in 2019. This time, we are not being taken by surprise.