Dec 182018
 

David Hadley is running for Chairman of the CAGOP.

At the forefront of everyone’s mind is “Ballot Harvesting” and “Was it all Trump’s Fault” in California.

I am not sure how Mr. Hadley can speak to either topic as his comments trashing the President were as out there as any of those made by anyone:

“I have never supported Donald Trump and I’m not supporting him now,” Hadley said in a telephone interview Monday. “I’d love nothing more than to have him step down and be replaced.”

David Hadley skipped voting on AB 1461 – Automatic voter registration. This is the very bill that enabled the DMV’s registering over 50,000 illegal aliens and led to mass errors with registrations.

5 Counties in California mail ballots to every registered voter, what could possibly go wrong?

David Hadley voted yes on SB450 – which enabled the now automatically registered voters to get ballots in the mail automatically. SB450 eliminated polling places instead replacing them with mail ballot voting centers – making it easier to harvest ballots.

In addition, the bill Hadley Skipped, AB 1461 also makes prosecuting illegal alien voters nearly impossible.

David Hadley, the erstwhile chairman of the CAGOP was not done there. He also voted for SB 1107 in 2016, which created publicly financed campaigns. Fortunately this disaster did not make it out of the Assembly.

That’s correct, David Hadley voted for Publicly Financed Campaigns and is now campaigning on his ability to fundraise. I am not sure how supporting the elimination of private donors is consistent with party-building. I am also not sure how eliminating poll voting and mailing out millions of ballots willy-nilly increases election integrity.

In our next installment, we will detail how the man who wants to be your chairman also sought to hamstring fundraising. That’s correct, David Hadley’s main push is his ability to raise money. You will be shocked to see what he did beyond supporting Publicly Financed Campaigns…

Dec 172018
 

You would think that the local media would understand that the reason why the Sheriff’s Office bailed and other agencies had to step in would have been obvious. Or, perhaps the bruised egos of the local media whose boy got crushed by 16.58% were at play.

Stan Sniff was a no-show at the blue light event but only soon-to-retire Cheryl Evans was present. NBC Palm Springs had a seemingly unrelated story that did not connect the dots

That’s why she says the Blue Light ceremonies that show support to families of fallen officers during this time of year mean everything, “It means that they’re not forgotten and we’re not forgotten,” adding when she found out the department her husband worked for canceled the ceremony this year she was devastated, “I thought nobody really cared about us anymore.”

But that feeling didn’t last long, after hearing about this, two departments stepped up to hold the ceremonies: the Palm Springs Police Department and the Riverside Police Department.

Missing, of course is mention that it was Stan Sniff that attempted to cancel the event. January 8th can’t get here soon enough.

Dec 162018
 

Dear Mr Hadley –

I am Aaron, I am a blogger and 20+ year member of the CAGOP. You and I know each other politically, having once shaken hands at a Riverside GOP Meeting. You are good buddies with one of the Senior Board Members of the CIR who has loyally and steadfastly sung your praises to the organization. You probably knew me by reputation long before we met in person.

I wanted to share a few things with you in a serious, non-sarcastic manner, from one man of faith to another.

If you are a Conservative and a Christian, you usually don’t need to tell anyone as such. Normal on-fire Christians will display their values clearly, such as your faithful marriage, your history in business and your Children who seem to be fine human beings. I have respect for your personal life which is why I am perplexed at the email you sent out playing the “Jesus Card”.

There seems to be a disconnect between your personal faith and what you did as an assemblymember. When in the Assembly, you did not return the California Pro-Life Council’s Scorecard. I appreciate that you claim to be pro-life, but people know we are Christians by the fruits of our actions – not high scores (for a Republican) from Planned Parenthood or a 65% Scores (good for a D Rating) from the American Conservative Union in 2016.

Interestingly enough, I am curious what section of the Bible provided justification for AB1643 in 2016 that would have enshrined Gender Dysphoria in the Worker’s Comp System, ending the sound actuarial practice of using gender in claims management. This bill was so bad that even Jerry brown vetoed it. Why did you vote yes?

The Bible is clear about role of the Church in Charity, but as an assemblymember you took it a step further, voting for increases in welfare and several other benefit mandates by government. As a man of faith, you should recognize that the Church should provide Charity not the government. (It is also in the CAGOP Platform as well) I will be listing said votes in future posts.

I also believe that skipping voting on AB1887 (2016) which banned official California Travel to states with biblical values (see also understanding what gender means) is another issue that you need to address and resolve. Jesus was clear about the need for boldness and integrity in one’s values. This means standing up for Christ even when it would have cost you votes.

Jesus Christ was clear when he walked the earth, that being “Seeker Friendly” aka trying to find the lost means introducing them to a new way of thinking through renewal in Christ. Jesus never spoke about handing out free stuff as an inducement to join the church and the New Testament is replete with stories about the consequences of compromise. Mr. Hadley, when you have taken dozens, maybe hundreds of votes that are in line with the democrat party platform, it creates confusion in the minds of Seekers of the Republican Party.

None of these actions helped you when the democrats came after you and unseated you in 2016. The rationale that most moderates use is “voting your district”, yet without fail, the democrats pursue Republicans (moderate and conservative) with equal passion and vitriol.

It is not unreasonable for us, the GOP faithful, to take pause when comparing your actions to the stated values of our party. Are you going to try to lead a massive revision of the GOP Platform? How should we reconcile your past inflammatory comments against the President of the United States? Do you align with the so-called Republicans that are calling for division and calling the supporters of the President Racists? What will you do as chairman to respond to these people that seek to divide the GOP like this? (as this is not dissimilar to an intra-church fight) Will you call these people out in the media? Will you take on Governor Newsom in the Media?

Mr. Hadley, when I wrote that I could not reconcile myself with your record as a member of the Assembly, I had done some research. I have a list of issues with proof.

In the past, I had believed things (and believed them when I wrote them) about Travis Allen that simply were and are not true. Would you be willing to stand up and admit it if you were wrong? This is unheard of in politics.

Mr. Hadley, I respect your private life and your family. There is no criticism of you as a man at all. I just think you are wrong politically and I will have a hard time trusting you to stick up for the President or the rank and file Republican (most of whom) are more Conservative than you are.

As a man of faith, I’d also like to close with this: It was absolutely heartbreaking to see the public meltdown of Kristen Olsen and Chad Mayes (which is ongoing). They both claimed the same faith we do. When you play the faith card it is extremely risky as it shines a spotlight on your imperfect self. Doing so in the public eye can also cause your imperfections to keep other people from finding the faith that we cherish and rely upon for our daily lives.

You can’t un-send that email, but I’d remind you and anyone else of the cautionary tale of the Mayes/Olsen affair, meltdown, their arrogance and Chad Mayes’ destructive rampage on his way out of leadership. Many times, I’ve had people invoke that when I discuss my faith with them. Mr. Hadley, you’ve raised the bar on yourself to an extremely high standard by doing what you did. I am not sure if you were prepared for the consequences.

I am not sure what your next move is Mr. Hadley, but had I been part of your team, I’d have advised you against religious pandering.

Dec 142018
 
  1. Yup. It is apparently a time-honored tradition.

Jamie Hurtado and others within Marion Ashley’s Office are getting spread around the county. While I have no direct knowledge, it appears that the same is true with John Taviglione’s Staff as well.

A specific named mentioned to me is a County Administrative Staffer, Jeff Van Wagenen who used to work in the Zellerbach Regime before the scandal-ridden Zellerbach was unseated by the doveish Mike Hestrin.

Apparently Van Wagenen wants to become the next County Administrator and has been tasked by the County Board of Supervisors with finding homes for Stan Sniff’s management staff who are under the age of 50.

Chief Undertaker DiYoyo has retired as has Assistant Sheriff Joseph Cleary. Lyndon Raymond “the Executioner” Wood is done on 12/26/2018 according to sources.

As we wrote previously, Stan Sniff attempted to get Assistant Sheriff Kevin Vest appointed Sheriff so he could leave office early. On that note the Board of Supervisors actually told the Sheriff no.

However, your intrepid blogger has learned that the aforementioned Jeff Van Wagenen has been seen palling around with Kevin Vest. Kevin Vest is a reputed computer nerd and geek. It has been put to your intrepid blogger that Vest wants the Riverside County IT department job. (At least a senior position in the department)

The word is that the County CEO and Jeff Van Wagenen want to control the flow of information between the DA’s office and the Sheriff’s Office. This means that non-sworn people would be seeing confidential information and investigative information that is out of the public eye. In essence, it would set Kevin Vest up in a position where he could leak and review potentially damaging information on a wide range of people.

If you have been following the news, you know that the FBI, the DOJ and the Obama administration conspired to conceal exculpatory evidence from judges in the cases against Trump admin figures. You also know that they lied to a court to get a warrant and the Obama admin leaked a ton of information in an attempt to de-stabilize the Trump administration.

Imagine putting Kevin Vest in a position where he could do the same to Chad Bianco and his administration?

Jeff Van Wagenen is reputed to be kissing up to Chad Bianco while it sure looks like he is doing the bidding of the outgoing supervisors to sabotage him.

Van Wagenen is reputedly responsible for placing Assistant Sheriff Jerry Guitierrez in the Probation Department despite Guitierrez’ history of poor management decisions. Chief Jason Horton is now in charge of (or senior within) Code Enforcement. This means that Guitierrez will be able to screw with the Sheriff’s department via handling of probation issues and Horton will be able to write tickets en-masse on Sheriff Department Vehicles, etc. (And, yes, a previous code enforcement officer fired from previous DA Trask spent 8 years harassing Zellerbach’s department)

So while attempting to get in the good graces of Chad Bianco, Van Wagenen is attempting to find homes for the remaining ethically-challenged lackeys in Sniff’s Second floor. Where will Kubel, Evans, Raya and Graves end up?

One of my sources was adamant that Van Wagenen was a tyrant to work for in the DA’s office and he was as vindictive and retaliatory as anyone there. It seems to this blogger that Mr. Van Wagenen would turn on Chad or anyone else in county government as soon as it suited him. Given that he is helping the swamp stir in Riverside County, even if my assessment of his personality and approach is incorrect – you still should take pause and use extreme caution around him.

Dec 102018
 

One of my first clues the CAGOP was terminally ill was a few years ago when talking to a GOP Elected (who will remain nameless) that told me that they were not funding voter registration because they determined it would have no effect.

Read that first sentence again.

Isn’t the first function of a political party to register new voters?

What exactly is the CAGOP Chairman going to raise money for if it is not for registering voters?

Everyone thinks they know why the CAGOP got slaughtered at the ballot box. Everyone seems to agree that the CAGOP was flatfooted (once again) and did not adapt to the changes in the rules.

Will David Hadley raise money to pay the same people that failed in 2016 and 2018 to advance the ball?

In our first post about David Hadley, we took him to task for calling on the President of the United States to drop out of the 2016 Presidential Election and for calling him unfit for office. Given that a lot of the oligarchy of controlled failure are trying to pre-determine the outcome of the CAGOP Officer Elections as I type this, and many of them are openly hostile to the President as well, will David Hadley be raising money to further this group?

Repeatedly, I am being told by CAGOP insiders that “Trump is Toxic” in California, and the solution presented is to dump on the President as if somehow that will solve a problem at the ballot box. Extreme left-wing Republican Catherine Baker got ballot harvested right out of office just as fast as other more conservative members of Congress/the State Legislature did.

Given what I have seen in CAGOP Politics for 20 years, will David Hadley’s money be used to further an institutional bias against Conservative Candidates? In 2002, I watched when the CAGOP Leadership poured $10MM in to Greg Conlon (recognize that name? He has been running for Treasurer for at least 20 years) and gave then Controller Candidate Tom McClintock almost nothing. The kicker? Conlon, a moderate was down 11%, and McClintock was actually up ultimately losing by 30,000 votes statewide.

Time and Time again, regardless of who the CAGOP Chairman has been, we’ve seen “Leadership” favor liberal-moderate candidates. Even the “California Trailblazers” which claims to not have an ideological bent, favors moderates. Their officers also double as consultants for “Leadership”. (You may be hearing from some of them attempting to harvest your CAGOP Delegate Proxy Vote for the Upcoming Convention)

Will David Hadley’s Money be used in accordance with this tradition?

In my day job, I sell Insurance. I need to have something compelling to say and offer people or they can simply go buy their insurance from someone else. In the case of David Hadley, his support base is the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure. In essence David Hadley has to promise donors more of the same in order to get the same donors to give money.

PG&E, Chevron, CREPAC (the Realtors), JOBSPAC (the Chamber of Commerce), A Billionaire Donor, the Charter School People and a few others have funded so-called independent expenditure efforts for at least the last 6 years in California. They supported liberal Republicans over more Conservative Candidates. For example, they spent $3 Million attacking the author of Prop 8 Andy Pugno, $300K against Brian Dahle, $2MM in favor of Frank Bigelow’s original election, $1MM in favor of Rocky Chavez (including attacking his conservative opponent) original election, $1MM on Heath Flora (a cap and trade vote) over Ken Vogel and the list goes on.

That’s right, Millions spent choosing liberal/moderate republicans in safe seats over Conservatives. Now, these same people claim to have the solution to all that ails us – David Hadley.

The previously mentioned donors donated a fraction of what they had previously donated in 2018. <<< Read that again. Most of the Independent Efforts were directed at Statewide offices and/or Congressional Races.

David Hadley lost Re-Election despite having over $1Million AND getting massive Independent Expenditures on his behalf.

So, the existing tiny pool of donors shrunk and even when Hadley had a fair amount of money to use he lost.

And David Hadley is the candidate of the same.

The bottom line, if you are a CAGOP Delegate, you will get the letter in the mail from Kevin McCarthy and “Leadership” trying to harvest your proxy vote. Paid operatives will call you looking to Harvest your Proxy Vote. Ask questions, who is paying them? What will they do with the Proxy? What is David Hadley going to do in order to produce a different result for the CAGOP if you give these folks your proxy?

You won’t hear anything new. Now, I am laying out the case for why I am supporting Travis Allen. See below from his recent article on the Flash Report:

To win, the Republican Party must start registering Republicans voters statewide again. From community gatherings to grocery stores to immigration ceremonies, statewide voter registration must be the primary mission of the Republican Party and the cornerstone of the revitalization of Republican organizations. Street by street precinct operations must be built from the ground up, with everyday Californians recruited to protect their own neighborhoods from the ravages of Democrat machine politicians. A statewide grassroots army, drawn from 5 million California Republicans and millions more conservative minded independents, must be systematically organized, funded, and engaged.

Ordinary Californians must be given the opportunity to directly invest in rebuilding the Republican Party with a simple idea, the California 100,000: $10 a month, donated automatically by 100,000 Californians, to solely fund statewide voter registration. This ongoing funding will be independent of traditional fundraising sources, and will energize volunteer organizations to organically grow Republican majorities at every local level. After all, $10 a month is cheaper than moving to Texas.

Doing stuff like this is not glamorous and takes a lot of effort. Doing stuff like this means sharing the spotlight, not caring who gets the credit and risking losing control. Travis Allen is laying out a plan with specifics for how to re-engage the rank and file Republican Voter that has been ignored by the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure. Travis Allen is attempting to engage Republican grassroots while David Hadley and his team are attempting to Harvest Proxy votes in order to win. There is your contrast folks. It is time to break the cycle of failure – Travis Allen for CAGOP Chairman.

To be continued…