Apr 292019
 

The world is caving in on Kevin Kiley

On the SOJ Radio show, Kevin Kiley got caught refusing to answer a question. It is ironic as just a few minutes before, he bemoaned the lack of courage and leadership on the Republican side of the aisle.

This radio disaster is emblematic of Kiley’s abject failure as an Assemblymember.

The first three minutes of the interview was about his meaningless resolution regarding free speech on campus.

Later in the segments, Kiley dodged a question about SOJ multiple times. The Kiley part starts at the 12 minute point.

If you listen to the cadence he is using, you can also understand the increasing disconnect. Kevin Kiley sounds like he is talking above everyone, including resorting to polysyllabic words when the interview starts to go sideways on him.

Win Carpenter and Sally Rapoza host the show. Rapoza is a leader in the SOJ movement. They also have Mark Baird (no relation to Steve Baird) on the phone for this particular episode of the show.

From about minute 24-34 Kiley filibusters and avoids the SOJ question. Starting at about 35-36 minute point the three of them unload on Kiley after he wiggles his way off of the show.

At about the 36 minute point Kiley runs away.

Similar to the Steve Frank and Travis Allen supporters that Kiley lied to by not endorsing a candidate yet handing his proxy over to Jessica Patterson’s consultants, the SOJ people that Kiley was courting just got tossed under the bus as well.

Mark Baird excoriates Kiley at about the 37:30 point. Listen to his comments carefully, he demolishes Kiley effectively repeating several of the criticisms leveled against him on this blog.

What does Kevin Kiley really believe? The lack of core principles is on display in the early part of the interview, particularly with the non specific answers to simple questions. Kiley is known for avoiding the immigration issue in public interviews, avoiding the gay rights issue and can not give a straight answer to the abortion issue when asked simply “Are you Pro-Life”?

Why is Kevin Kiley attacking all of his colleagues – including those that are supporting him? He even attacks his colleagues that did not endorse either he or Brian Dahle. I hope those that bailed out on Brian Dahle got the message clearly from this segment. Kiley thought he was playing to a hard right base on this interview, I wonder if he’d repeat the incendiary rhetoric in the Capitol. (hint: the answer is no)

Let me help young Mr. Kiley out, I support the State of Jefferson Movement. I am not sure if Mark and Sally’s approach is correct. I am not really sure how to make it (the SOJ) workable. If I was running for or in the Assembly or State Senate, I’d research the issue and get back to these guys with suggestions on how to make it workable. Now, how hard is that? You won’t even lose any donors over such a stance.

Let’s try this one – I am Pro-Life. Why? A government that does not protect innocent life won’t protect any life. This is indeed an issue of rights, for everyone. See how you just turned the issue around by taking a clear stance?

Let’s try this one – I am pro Church and pro family? Why? I believe 1st Amendment rights are fundamental to society, Churches and their followers have as much a right to their beliefs as people do to be homosexual. Too often courts and legislatures act as if the two are mutually exclusive. I believe traditional family units are foundational to society – despite recent efforts to re-define social norms, traditional marriages produce children and said children raised with two opposite sex parents tend to commit less crime, graduate at much higher rates and generally end up more productive in life.

It is the opinion of this blogger that the reason it is so difficult for Young Mr. Kiley to take clear stands on issues is two-fold, one is that he lacks an ideological core. Most of his family were democrats until 2016, his brother preaches social justice from the pulpit and was a public Obama supporter in 2012. (Recently at their church there was a black lives matter poet who gave a presentation trashing the police late last year that caused several of the security staff (off duty cops) to quit). It is hard to be a conservative when your family are to the left of you, that is not a slam on the Kileys, it is a statement of fact. They are good people, as I have met some of them. Kevin’s brother the pastor Brian, while liberal is a good dude. I still remember him ribbing me over working for Ben Carson.

Number 2, is the much more disturbing fact, there is a “Campaign Kevin” and “Assemblyman Kevin”. Having met both Kevin’s, there is a palpable difference. Campaign Kevin is the one that filibusters and tries to avoid answering questions. Campaign Kevin is the one that will give different answers to different groups. This is why he keeps getting caught. This is why the SOJ people he was courting are now withdrawing or supporting Dahle. This is why at least two county central committees that endorsed him have widespread dissent, as his game playing over the CAGOP Chairman’s race was exposed.

It is sad to see really, he is talented and has a lot to offer. But, his apparent lack of a core is overriding everything else he brings to the table. His lack of real life experience when added to the above is a killer.

Apr 262019
 

And like a busted clock, even someone like Chimelewski gets it right once in a while. I have cut and pasted the post from Danny boy here for your review, because it is devastating for Sean Mill – in terms of exposing his inconsistent values, hypocrisy an the like:

Seam Mill’s flyer for Riverside City Council 2019

When last seen, former Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Sean H. Mill resigned from his seat in July 2016 after a private investigation discovered he was no longer a resident of Santa Ana (more details on this to come).

Mill has switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican and is running for City Council in Riverside.  But stretching the truth is something he’s applying in his campaign for voters in Riverside who don’t know him as well as we do.  And he has a long track record of being less than honest.

Mill resigned from the Santa Ana Planning Commission on July 13, 2016, about a week after his wife saw a private investigator taking photos of Mill’s car outside her home in Riverside.  When Mrs. Mill confronted the PI, on July 5, she told him, “My husband lives in Santa Ana.”  Mill’s resignation letter reference he had moved to Riverside in “late June” making one wonder if he was hiding in his wife’s home or did she not get the new script.

It’s entirely possible Mill was residing in Riverside for months while he remained on the Planning Commission and enjoyed all the perks that came with that sans residency.  Here’s the Voice of OC story on the resignation.  Remarkably, Mill was appointed to the Riverside Airport commission less than a month after leaving Santa Ana, leading many of us to wonder if there’s a real shallow pool of candidates for commissions in the area there.

Take a peak at Mill’s fundraising flyer.  He states he was an airport commissioner from 2015 to 2017.  Now the rules for being on commissions require residency.  How could Mill be on this commission in 2015 when he was a Santa Ana Planning Commissioner in 2016?  That’s actually a crime — fraud I believe.  But knowing Mill as we do, we’ll chock this up to an attempt by him to make voters believe he’s been a factor in Riverside longer than he has.

Here’s the minutes of the meeting where Mill was appointed commissioner:

I have to wonder if the Republicans in Riverside are aware of Sean’s “liberal” past.  Here’s a blog post from 2015 after we filed an FPPC complaint against Mill for failing to adequately complete his form 700 disclosures.  In particular, he was called out for homophobic comments in an LA Times letter he wrote in the late 90s.  Watch him address the audience in this YouTube video.

Mill continued: “Folks that pick and choose comments — cherry picked them — taking them out of context to try and make their point failed to get the newspaper articles I’ve written in support of the LGBT community — scores of them as a matter of fact — but those never seem to make their rounds.”

Mill continued: “I own what I say. When hearing what people have to say, for every article they’ll come and show you, and ‘oh look what he said’ after they take it out of context, I can show you articles I have written  with my name published in the newspaper in which I support the LGBT community. So be very careful of folks telling you things.”

Mill continued: “I usually sit here and be quiet and take it, but when I see an organized effort based on a pack of lies to come down here and attack myself and Commissioner Alderete I’m not going to remain silent.”

So where are these “scores of articles” with Mill’s byline in support of the LGBT community?  If you can find one published in the newspaper, send us a scan of the print edition or a link to the website.  We can’t find a single story.

Mill never says which newspaper he’s published “scores” or articles and, from his speech, we’re almost certain he doesn’t know that a “score” means 20 articles and “scores” would be 40 or 41.  I challenge Mill to produce “scores” of stories…I just don’t think they exist. I’d be happy to see one or two, but “scores” of pro-LGBT articles with Mill’s byline are simply hot air.

I still can’t find a single article written by Sean H. Mill that supports the LGBTQ community published anywhere.  I do have a comment where he called the former publisher of this site, Chris Prevatt, an HIV+ gay man, “you infected little shit.”

For voters in Riverside who don’t know Mill’s party-switching, political vendettas and honesty about his LGBTQ support, Santa Ana residency/Riverside residency, and his Airport Commission appointment date.  Does this man have the integrity to serve you on the city council of your city?


Blogger’s Note – while Dan C is obsessed with homosexuality and left-wing purity (including supporting 4th Trimester Abortion) his points about Sean Mill’s failure to be honest, his residency, potential fraud, potty mouth, abusive behavior, playing fast and loose with the truth, pandering, party-switching and the like paint a picture that is not a good scene at all.

Apr 262019
 

Well, well well.

Now we know why Young Mr. Kiley is whining. In an email entitled Simple Addition, Kiley was covering for his humiliating failure to raise money by bemoaning the evil Realtor’s Union and the Independent Energy Producer’s Unions for supporting Brian Dahle. (In case you’re wondering – and have been for the last 3 months, there is no Realtor’s Union or Independent Energy Union, they are figments of Kiley’s Ivy-League imagination)

Young Mr. Kiley may need to hit the Ginko Biloba to jog his memory. I seem to recall not long ago when Obama Donors bundled $300K in to his campaign in 2016. I also recall when another one of them led a $200K+ independent expenditure on his behalf from the same crew. Lastly, a billionaire poured $1 Million attacking another one of Young Mr. Kiley’s opponents.

Perhaps Kiley’s cognitive dissonance is why several people that used to support him no longer do?

Let’s do simple addition using Mr. Kiley’s latest State Senate Campaign Report.

Add: Ending Cash Balance 105,695.70

To: Outstanding Debts 118,869.71 as in -118,869.71

NET MONEY = -13,174.01

It really sucks to be Kevin Kiley.

P.S. That Eeeeeeevyl Dark Money is coming straight for his living room. Those who live by the IE, can also die by the IE too.

“This just in, I’m Winning.”

 

Apr 252019
 

There are these things called daily reports. If you track them, you can watch the flow of the money. They are also an indicator of strength or weakness in a candidate.

Kevin Kiley has made several tactical errors in his campaign.

Sending out an email attacking the Roseville Chamber of Commerce PAC resulted in a $4700 Check to Brian Dahle.

Going to said PAC meeting, when the board of directors was inclined to endorse and then losing said endorsement on a 9-0 vote is another error.

Attacking the “Secret DMV Office” which is actually a constituent services office to try and gain brownie points is another. Said evil secret office is used by all 120 members of the legislature to get problems solved for people in their districts. It is clear that Kiley has never done that for the people in AD06. Why am I not surprised.

Side Note: When I helped get Brian Dahle elected to the Assembly in the first place, Kevin Kiley was still in Law School.

Picking a fight in an assembly committee in order to try and play victim after getting the expected outcome is still another. While it may look cool to a small number of voters to be stuck in the Beth Gaines office (along with attacking the DMV’s Constituent Services Office) – the reality to donors is that Kiley now looks like a eunuch.

Another strategic blunder has been the reputed pattern of Kiley letting people know he is annoyed with them when they don’t take the desired course of action.

Just Yesterday, $275,000 arrived in to an independent expenditure committee. The money came from another pac that is funded by the Prison Guards Union, The Realtors Union, the Independent Oil and Gas Producers Union, the Sempra Energy Union and the Chevron Union. I mean EVERYONE that donates to Brian Dahle is a union, right?

Yet another strategic blunder is telling people “I am the only True Republican in the race”. There are two problems with this statement, one is Brian Dahle’s record (A ratings from Conservative groups) and the second is Kiley’s personal history of dodging the Gay Rights and immigration issues (and endorsements in tough races).

Another blunder is embellishing his resume. This is so common among candidates, that it is all the way down the list of maladies. In Kiley’s case, he has almost nothing for a resume so it is an issue.

Your Intrepid Blogger decided to total up Publicly Reported contributions since Kiley’s humiliating 2nd place finish in March. (It was made humiliating by two more blunders from the young man, one was celebrating 28% of the vote and the other was claiming victory before the election was certified.) Brian Dahle is very close to $150,000 reported and Kiley is very close to $50,000 reported. Ouch.

It is a double ouch when you add in that Kevin Kiley is reputed to be in debt from the primary. It was clear that Kiley was playing for a first round knockout. Due to the extent of Mr. Kiley’s debt, it is likely that money he raised will net him little or anything in the General Election.

Perhaps this is why Mr. Kiley’s communications have been getting progressively more shrill in the last couple of weeks?

Several people close to Kiley told him to stay put in the Assembly. This attempt to better position himself for a run for Congress may prove to be a fatal blunder, as there are some people your intrepid blogger have talked to looking for a primary opponent for Kevin Kiley in 2020 should he lose in a month and have to run for re-election to AD06.

Kiley is one of the more talented members of the legislature, but he is allowed his ego and conniving to override any promise he has once shown. A recent post from California Political Review put it in to perspective:

It looks like almost  every member of the Assembly and State Senate Caucus gave the California Republican Party a donation recently—most in the $1,000 category—but Assemblyman Frank Bigelow gave over $100,000, Chad Mayes gave over $40,000, Marie Waldron $60,000—Brian Dahle gave over $100,000—the Dahle opponent in the June run off for State Senate gave $0—Kevin Kiley.

This is the biggest blunder of all. Kiley decimated whatever goodwill he had by refusing to be a team player, cementing the all-for-himself perception some had of him. After the 2018 Primary when it was clear Ted Gaines was going to the Board of Equalization – Kiley gave no one a thing, instead hoarding his money for his State Senate Campaign. While some Republican members of the legislature are rewarding Kiley’s behavior, most are not. Still others (such as those evil third house donors) are responding in kind by unloading a bank vault against him.

This is not a crowded 2016 primary where Kiley had a million dollars from Bay Area liberals and tons of time to knock on doors. This is 2019 where the spotlight is squarely on him and Kiley is not weathering it well…

To be Continued…

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…