I have railed on CAGOP Leadership for years. They do the same things over and over and over again. Jim Brulte could at least claim to have raised a ton of money. Ron Nehring was a failure. Tom Del Bacardi was a complete trainwreck. Shawn Steel’s tenure was marked by a lot of drama (I was brand new to the game when he was chairman). Duf Sundheim was way too close to Arnold.
I want Jessica Patterson to succeed. It is a frustrating feeling as I am seeing what is happening from the inside and am watching patterns and history repeat themselves.
Pandering is back. Like highlighting a fake holiday created by someone with ties to the Black Power movement who is alleged to have murdered several rival gang members of the Black Panthers.
Where does it stop? Happy Ramadan? Celebrating Winter Solstice?
Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 to be the first pan-African holiday. Karenga said his goal was to “give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and their history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society.”
Whoops. Similar to Ramadan that is almost always marked by violence and terrorism, Kwanzaa was founded to divide society along racial lines by the former leader of a hate group.
This is the sort of face planting I’ve seen from a generation of consultants and control agents who have been unwilling to roll up their sleeves and do the real work on the streets. (They call it “The Block” in most inner cities) So instead of “Bringing it to the block” we get half-baked face-plants. (Even President Trump learned from the infamous “taco-bowl incident” and his ethnic outreach since then has been fantastic)
The Kwanzaa face-plant was not a surprise given the body of data I’ve been accumulating.
I am being told that the puppetmaster David Stafford Reade is retiring from his legislative job and will be moving to Nevada. My supposition is that he will continue his manipulating and controlling of elections. (see also campaign management) It is in his blood and people like that usually have to die before they are done.
I use David Stafford Reade like a ragdoll – but he is just one of a whole crew of people that live in the command and control paradigm. It is all about having a network of people under direct control. It is not healthy – rather it is a recipe for a shrinking decrepit organization that is inbred and rotting out from its’ core.
Your intrepid blogger has been made aware there is a CAGOP Blacklist again. Some have denied its’ existence. Others have seen it and told me about it, while others have told me it went away and came back.
This is the significance: It means that anyone that supported Travis Allen or Steve Frank will be viewed with suspicion and certain specific people will be targeted for isolation. This seems like an absurd thing to do in a party that is less than 24% of registrations and in third place in California.
Specific Names on the Blacklist: Steve Frank, Emanuel Patrascu, Travis Allen, and Nathan Miller. (My assumption is that I am on the list too as I was there many years prior) There are others that I am aware of on the list that have a lower level of confidence in their residence on said list.
I do wish the list-masters luck in isolating your intrepid blogger, as it’s been attempted since 2002. In 2019, RightOnDaily will be very close to if not over 750,000 hits after gaining about 2.4 Million in 2018. Lifetime since its’ inception on 12-16-2009, Right On Daily has received in excess of 6 Million hits.
In the mind of the 90’s era Command and Control Oligarchy – aka the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure – merely talking to or acknowledging political opponents means they are being given power. This idiotic thinking ensures that the conflicts will be permanent and there will be no reconciliation. 20 years of dealing with David Stafford Reade has taught me the pattern well. This is why I have continued to attack David Reade consistently for years, and of course the fact that he continues leaving a political body-count all over the North of California and people keep asking me for help when all they are trying to do is get involved.
I’ve watched in the Sacramento Capitol building how two very well known Republican Political Consultants have seen to it that various people have been targeted to be shut out of legislative jobs despite their heritage. I witnessed this in 2014, and 2016 specifically. I’ve also personally witnessed David Reade attempt to destroy the careers of two people I know well (A District Director and a Legislative Chief of Staff).
Since I have been smeared in almost every way imaginable over 20+ years – AND my wife has been attacked multiple times even though she has zero to do with my political work – the pattern repeating in 2019 against others is disturbing and quite familiar.
Your intrepid blogger has second hand (as in I spoke directly to the campaign people but did not witness the events myself) knowledge related to 4 top line Republican Races in California where “GOP Leadership” and “CAGOP Leadership” have effectively been dictating to the candidates who their campaign managers should be. The threat is loss of endorsement and funding unless the desired political consultants and/or operatives are hired. The dictating comes in the form of lists being floated to candidates – that include several of the usual suspects that have been running Republican races for years (and losing like everyone else). The threats, implied and otherwise are always done verbally in order to call people like me a liar when we air them publicly. (see also deniability)
However, many of the top names in GOP consultants are missing from the “2019 list.” The given reasons change given who my source is, suggesting that some of the omissions are personal in nature. This appears to be the case when Nathan Miller helped qualify Andrew Kotyuk for the ballot driving around the county Thur-Fri and helping him file his papers. Once the wheels were put in motion to endorse Andrew at the party level on Saturday, Miller was over the side despite having spent almost 24 hours getting Andrew on the ballot. It was put to me that Jessica Patterson has major league personal issues with Nathan Miller. How nice. I think Nathan was able to find another job, but this is just awful.
This sort of behavior violates several of the key principles of leadership and successful communications. The Oligarchy of Controlled Failure has repeated these patterns time and time again over the years.
In 2019, it is worse as the playing field has shrunk and those playing on the shrinking team have deluded themselves in to believing that President Trump is the CAGOP’s biggest problem. They are giving the President public lip service while privately seething over his nationalism and blue collar appeal that defies their best ideas for campaigns. I know, I have first hand knowledge from people in the building and in the know that this is a fact. This metric was a key part of Chad Mayes, and Brian Maienschein’s decisions to bolt the GOP.
I want Jessica Patterson to succeed, this kind of stuff makes supporting her extremely difficult. I respected her position in the Bill Brough drama while being frustrated immensely by the inaction of “leadership” (more on that soon, by the way) and some of the other actions she has taken behind and out front (aka torching Chad Mayes after having defending him and taking his endorsement and support), I am also aware that she is also standing up behind some party endorsements that were controversial. These are all good things.
What needs to stop is the command and control crap. Unless, of course the goal is to kill off the party completely. I sometimes wonder. Don’t worry though, David Reade has his next CAGOP Chair candidate waiting in the wings – Deborah Wilder. #FACEPALM