Feb 212020
 
Bills opposed by law enforcement- but supported by Chad Mayes
SB 178 Leno
Makes electronic surveillance of violent criminals more difficult for law enforcement to accomplish.
SB 443 Mitchell
Reduces ability of law enforcement to impound cash and other valuables used by drug dealers to facilitate their business.
ACA 6 McCarty
allows felons to vote. Mayes voted in favor of this bill in the elections committee and on the floor.
AB 362 Eggman
drug injection, hangout locations for addicts to shoot-up heroin, etc
Mayes votes for the bill twice – in the “Health” committee and on floor
Note that Chad Mayes is getting what will likely add up to $1Million worth of expenditures on his behalf.
Note that the CAGOP has not directly supported Andrew Kotyuk, the Republican running against Chad Mayes. But the same swamp dwellers are attacking Andrew Kotyuk.
Jan 312020
 

Hat tip to Chad Mayes AD-42 NPP Assemblyman for catching the over 100 Facebook Ads loaded in the CAGOP’s Facebook account. The Oligarchy of Controlled Failure has struck again…

First Off – your intrepid blogger has gotten persistent and nagging rumors (all hearsay, but from people with tentacles in DC) that Shannon Grove is interviewing for a Job in the Trump Administration. She has been seen in Washington DC and my inside sources indicate it was for more than legislative business. Note – Grove and Congressional Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy are allies politically. This means then, that IF TRUE, Grove would be well positioned for said job.

The significance of this can not be understated. The CAGOP is leaderless and rudderless. The people on the inside know the titanic is headed for the iceberg yet again and Grove is facing the loss of at least two of her colleagues, maybe as many as 4. Senator Jeff Stone jumped late last year, so why not Grove As well?

In case you missed my piece on why I believe the CAGOP will lose 2-4 State Senators, you can catch it here.

I am also being told that the cash cow RNC Delegation Drill in California is not going smoothly. The drill is a multi-million dollar operation being run by CAGOP Chair Jessica Patterson, Andy Garakhani and David Stafford Reade (among others) they will be splitting hundreds of thousands in commission dollars.

Speaking of things not going smoothly – I was alerted to Chad Mayes’ twitter feed where he was bragging about his leftist message being adopted by the CRP. I went to the CAGOP’s Facebook page and literally saw over 100 new ads dated 1-27-2020. They all ran for brief periods of time. You can see them under the new Facebook transparency feature. They were ads about Gun-Grabbing, Climate Change, “Dreamers” and a Non-Partisan Legislature. I did not get a picture about the “Common Sense Gun Laws” or Background Check advocacy pieces, but I did get others… read on.

When I worked for Travis Allen for CAGOP Chair – we warned you about “Reframing the message”. This was the $500K waste of money commissioned by the former Republican Chad Mayes. The whole aim was how to adopt democrat talking points as Republicans. Steve Frank warned you.

We warned you that this would become the calling card of the Jessica Patterson-David Reade-Andy Gharakhani GOP. We knew the vision of failed GOP Leadership was to use marionettes to control the outcome of the election and the party to crush dissent and usher in the “New Way”.

As seen on Chad Mayes’ Twitter Feed – DREAMers Ad Paid for by CAGOP

As seen on the CAGOP’s Facebook Page – FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

This one may as well have been written by Chad Mayes himself!

I read other people’s writings and they allege that the Suicide of the CAGOP has been deliberate. Travis Allen was right. Steve Frank was right. The CAGOP is leaderless and rudderless. I am not sure what they think they will gain as they have spent $700K+ on facebook since 2018, and if this is what they are sending people will just vote for the real thing. (ahem, democrats)

Chad Mayes also looks like an idiot for bolting the GOP as they adopted his talking points – look at the gloating on his twitter feed and the encouragement from the swamp creatures, lobbyists and consultants on his feed.

Given that Shannon Grove is reputedly looking to jump ship along with Brian Jones (who is running for Congress) and Jeff Stone is already gone from the State Senate – what a vote of confidence that is from the people on the inside about the future of the CAGOP?

Meantime, us rubes get looked down upon disdainfully because we actually believe in something, it appears that more than Chad Mayes hold that disdain for the rest of us.

Now you can read this piece about why I think we are in for a loss of 4-7 seats in the Assembly with renewed meaning. 2 Have already bolted, as many as three more are expected to bolt and a few more may lose outright. Given what’s going on can you blame any of them for jumping off a sinking ship?

There is a part of me that is actually glad that the Consultants and Staff took over the CAGOP and that Jessica Patterson and crew aborted conservatives off all of the Committees of the CAGOP. There are no straw men left to blame and they own the entire disaster. Now that gives even more clarity to why Mrs. Grove may be looking to bolt herself.

To be continued…

Dec 262019
 

I will write this again, anyone that cares about the state of California wants a healthy vibrant GOP. As such, I want Jessica Patterson to succeed as Chairman of the CAGOP.

I have been outspoken in my criticism of the current CAGOP Leadership. This one they got right. Along with others, I was frustrated when Chad Mayes was endorsed by the CAGOP in the first place, but today’s action was excellent.

The first two paragraphs are not conflicting statements, as I attempt to offer solutions with the criticism and attempt to balance criticism with recognizing when they do right.

With Chad Mayes, Jessica Patterson was in between a rock and a hard place. Remember, Assembly GOP Leadership are huge boosters of hers and Chad Mayes endorsed her for Chair. Had Patterson run Chad through, she’d have been guilty of a smaller betrayal than Mayes did by leaving the GOP in the underhanded manner that he did. Given that the Assembly leadership are still angry over the CAGOP standing up to Mayes in the first place, the CAGOP leadership were almost stuck having to wait for Mayes to do what he did.

The truth be told – the fact that four board members stood up against the endorsement was really unprecedented. Usually, by the time an endorsement gets to the CAGOP Board, it is unanimous.

I’ve written that Jessica Patterson has been hopping mad behind the scenes about Bill Brough. I will have more to say about Bill Brough and his sexual misconduct soon – but Patterson was also privately backing up some of my accounts about some of the monsters in the body politic I’ve been writing about recently. Perhaps this very public rebuke of the Assembly Leadership and the CAGOP will be a wake up call and people like Marie Waldron will stop interfering with the CAGOP leadership actually leading.

What Jessica Patterson did today was outstanding. Her leadership in getting the CAGOP to set fire to Chad Mayes was excellent. I am looking forward to seeing her become more bold and being willing to deal with problems before they get to the Bill Brough or Chad Mayes level.

This response was one of the best political emails I have ever seen.

There is no doubt that Chad Mayes’ exit was pre planned. Other things have been happening that I have been writing about that have made it clear there was movement. While Mayes will get the short-term narcissistic supply to fuel his psychosis, long term he will be remembered poorly by everyone whose admiration and opinions he craves.

In the mean time Madam Chairman saddled up a dump truck and took out the trash. Here’s to more housecleaning.

Dec 052019
 

I will write this again, anyone that cares about the state of California wants a healthy vibrant GOP. As such, I want Jessica Patterson to succeed as Chairman of the CAGOP.

I have been outspoken in my criticism of the current CAGOP Leadership. This one they got right. Along with others, I was frustrated when Chad Mayes was endorsed by the CAGOP in the first place, but today’s action was excellent.

The first two paragraphs are not conflicting statements, as I attempt to offer solutions with the criticism and attempt to balance criticism with recognizing when they do right.

With Chad Mayes, Jessica Patterson was in between a rock and a hard place. Remember, Assembly GOP Leadership are huge boosters of hers and Chad Mayes endorsed her for Chair. Had Patterson run Chad through, she’d have been guilty of a smaller betrayal than Mayes did by leaving the GOP in the underhanded manner that he did. Given that the Assembly leadership are still angry over the CAGOP standing up to Mayes in the first place, the CAGOP leadership were almost stuck having to wait for Mayes to do what he did.

The truth be told – the fact that four board members stood up against the endorsement was really unprecedented. Usually, by the time an endorsement gets to the CAGOP Board, it is unanimous.

I’ve written that Jessica Patterson has been hopping mad behind the scenes about Bill Brough. I will have more to say about Bill Brough and his sexual misconduct soon – but Patterson was also privately backing up some of my accounts about some of the monsters in the body politic I’ve been writing about recently. Perhaps this very public rebuke of the Assembly Leadership and the CAGOP will be a wake up call and people like Marie Waldron will stop interfering with the CAGOP leadership actually leading.

What Jessica Patterson did today was outstanding. Her leadership in getting the CAGOP to set fire to Chad Mayes was excellent. I am looking forward to seeing her become more bold and being willing to deal with problems before they get to the Bill Brough or Chad Mayes level.

This response was one of the best political emails I have ever seen.

There is no doubt that Chad Mayes’ exit was pre planned. Other things have been happening that I have been writing about that have made it clear there was movement. While Mayes will get the short-term narcissistic supply to fuel his psychosis, long term he will be remembered poorly by everyone whose admiration and opinions he craves.

In the mean time Madam Chairman saddled up a dump truck and took out the trash. Here’s to more housecleaning.

Dec 052019
 

Thank you North Coast Vice Chair Matt Heath. Thank You RNC National Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon. Thank you CAGOP Secretary Randy Berholtz. Thank you to an unknown 4th board member. These are the four CAGOP Board Members that voted against a party endorsement of Chad Mayes. CAGOP Treasurer Greg Gandrud abstained.

To everyone else on the CAGOP Board, you’ve got egg on your face.

There are several dominoes falling as a result of the narcissistic rampage of Chad Mayes – the most obvious and anti-climactic happened today.

 

This is going to have a ripple effect for a bit beyond the obvious nexus of Chad Mayes getting revenge on the CAGOP for having the audacity to call him out for his bad behavior.

#1 CAGOP Chair Jessica Patterson did a lot of work for this guy in a previous life. All the GOP Establishment types are going to blame the conservative outrage over Mayes’ Cap and Trade in order to assuage their bruised egos and so as not to have to admit that they hitched on to an unprincipled man. However, no amount of blame shifting can change the fact that most of the consultants and elected party leaders were involved in the creation of the Chad Mayes monster.

#2 Marie Waldron loses a leadership vote. One of the repeated theories (confirmed by insiders off the record, mind you) was that Waldron was protecting and running interference for the deranged Bill Brough because he was vote #10 for her in a 10-9 caucus. Well that decision looks even worse than protecting a monster like Brough, there are always too many variables in politics to control. Doing the morally right thing is never the wrong decision. Marie Waldron failed miserably as a political and moral leader.

#3 “Elected Leadership” has made it clear they resent any attempt by the party apparatus meddling in their affairs. AS such, they took a series of moves that gave Mayes a larger megaphone and platform to carry out his rampage. They also made it easier for caucus members to misbehave and lastly, the #MEXIT by Mr. Mayes is the outward manifestation for the complete breakdown in caucus discipline.

#4 This also signifies a complete meltdown and failure of the #NEWWAYCA movement. Once again, after over two decades in politics, I’ve watched squish after squish lecture conservatives. Then they lose and when they lose they exit the party. #NEWWAYCA should be called #MYWAYCA or #MEXIT

#5 Where does this leave Jordan Cunningham? He was to have been the third member of the Chad Mayes “Independent” Caucus. Brian Maienschein, Mayes and Jordan Cunningham allegedly had a mutual suicide pact and were all going to leave the GOP together. Then, Mainschein jumped the gun and took care of himself going full democrat.

Then we have the curious case of Kristen Olsen. She is a sitting County Supervisor and is the disgraced former CAGOP Vice Chair, preceding the conflicted Chinese (ahem Taiwanese) Businessman Peter Kuo. One of my posts about some of the current CAGOP Leaders was showing the money they earned from Olsen’s Supervisor Campaign in 2018. Now Mrs. Olsen appears to be following the lead or acting in concert with her former flame and fellow adulterer Chad Mayes:

So sorry Jesus Andrade – It looks like Kristen Olsen is headlining an event for your Democrat Incumbent Opponent in SD-05. You know, #NEWWAYCA – be a democrat to be relevant.

Rarely have I ever regretted torching a squish. Usually, when your intrepid blogger recognized the egomaniacal narcissism of a candidate without a poilitical soul the pattern repeats with disturbing familiarity.

The next step is for Mrs. Olsen to #MEXIT. Perhaps Arnold will too. It is the #MYWAYCA or the Highway movement.

And in the case of SD05 – it looks like Kristen is on her way out the door too.