Dec 012016
 

                                                     December 1, 2016

Dear Aaron,

I’m excited to formally announce my intention to run for re-election as Chair of the Placer County Republican Party in January 2017.

For the past four years, my top priority has been keeping my promises to you and the Republican Party, to: 

  • bring a new spirit of leadership to the Placer County Republican Central Committee (PCRCC);
  • demonstrate a new approach with a focus on transparency and legitimacy of the process;
  • perform our core responsibilities utilizing today’s technology and communicating in a style that will reach and “influence” the new and “uncommitted” voters; and
  • have a united focus on electing and re-electing competent, conservative Republicans to federal, state, regional and local offices.

Throughout my term as Chair, I have said we cannot critique our candidates for failing to adhere to a standard that we ourselves are not willing to abide by. Voters are often critical of elected representatives that are more interested and involved in securing their next elected position rather than dutifully attending to the responsibilities of the office they currently hold. Now with a very successful election behind us, I feel I can redirect my energies and focus from electing and re-electing Republicans, particularly at the local level, to ask for your support of my continued leadership of our team.

While some might find my Republican Party resume or my role in the recent Trump Presidential Campaign (CA Trump Delegate to the 2016 RNC Convention; CA Trump Surrogate; Member of CA Trump Campaign Communication and Transition Communication Teams; and CA Trump Electoral College Member) or my selection as a delegate to the Convention of States relevant to their decision to support me; I believe “Our Achievements” during my term as Chair ( End of Term Report) speaks volumes as to not only the enormous responsibilities of the position but the leadership I exhibited to unleash the talents, resources and energy found in our Central Committee members and alternates.

Serving as your Chair has been a tremendous honor and one I do not take for granted. I wake up every morning humbled by the responsibility given me almost four years ago. We still have so much work to do and must recognize both the necessity and the benefit of reaching out to younger voters, independent/NPP voters, Pro-Trump voters and emerging ethnic/cultural constituencies in Placer County.

It is because of both “Our Achievements” and “Our Challenges” that I am running for re-election as Chair of the Placer County Republican Party. I would like to help lead the effort to continue what we started four years ago and, with your help and involvement, make the next four years even better. I would be honored to have your vote and support as we continue this great undertaking.

Sep 302016
 

I remember 2002 like it was yesterday. Then Congressman John T Doolittle and others raised and spent thousands on slate mail cards to defend the Placer GOP from an attack of the “liberals”. The beneficiary of that effort was none other than Ken Campbell, who was re-elected chairman of the Placer GOP.

Within 4 years of Congressman Doolittle basically getting Ken Campbell re-elected chairman of the Placer GOP, Campbell was deposed as the party chairman for publicly attacking a slew of officeholders with his title and had then Mr. Campbell completely turned on Doolittle.

Despite the fact that the opposition to Mr. Revell is being led by Tom Hudson, Campbell is up to his neck in it and has been an agent of chaos in the years since sanity prevailed and he was ousted as Party Chairman.

I want the Ken Campbell that donates to local charity and volunteers time for local charity back. That guy is useful and helpful – not the vengeful self-righteous puritan zealot that pillories friend and foe alike. The Ken Campbell I see is a cowardly rage-ball that disappears from combative meetings that his rants and manipulation set up, preferring instead to let surrogates take the public heat.

No better an example there is than when the since vindicated Courage Worldwide got attacked publicly by Thomas N Hudson, Ken Campbell was nowhere to be found to defend Courage Worldwide from the attacks he knew were false. Yet, Campbell had flown to their Africa location and had donated thousands to their efforts over the years! This is not the behavior of someone who is trustworthy or a leader.

I’ve written ad-naseum about the foibles of Thomas N Hudson. He is the vocal and vicious leader of the opposition on the Placer GOP Cent Com. For the 18 years I have known him, he has been in the middle of dozens of political fights. His demonstrated character defects disqualify him from leading anything at anytime anywhere.

Both Campbell and Hudson play fast and loose with the truth and as I have learned in my years of knowing them both, and will outright lie if needed to “win”.

Deborah Jackson who is the candidate against Placer GOP Chairman Dennis Revell is a complete disappointment to me. Repeatedly, in politics, I’ve attempted to give people the benefit of the doubt and about 4 out of 5 times am utterly disappointed.

I had been warned about 3-4 years ago by another Tea Party operative about Deborah Jackson. I had a positive impression of Jackson when I met her, I was working well with Jackson despite my knowing of her affiliation with the above two. I don’t usually judge people in politics because they have friends I don’t like.

What I was warned about was that Jackson was a “Black Widow” type of person that gets involved in groups and then takes them over. Dennis Revell actually appointed her as a delegate to the state party, see what it got him?

Jackson is a retired police detective, I figured that it would make her more discerning and that discernment would allow her to see people accurately. I am sure it did.

The only conclusion I can draw is that she did indeed figure out who the players were and sought out those that would help her accomplish her goal of taking something else over.

What clued me in to who Deborah Jackson really was, was seeing her $100 check to the feckless non-Republican liberal opponent of Kirk Uhler. No real Conservative or Republican activist would attempt to take out the most Conservative Republican leader in Placer County unless there was an end game. In this case, it was Ken Campbell’s decade old grudge and Thomas N Hudson’s desire to assuage his bruised ego over the collapse of the Placer RA unit.

When the leaders of the Conservative movement on the Placer GOP are Ken Campbell, Deborah Jackson and Thomas N Hudson, it makes you want to have an abortion.

I have to admit, I was not a fan of Placer GOP Chairman Dennis Revell. The circumstances surrounding his ascendance to the Chairmanship of the Placer GOP started with $47,000 of independent expenditure money that was directed in to Placer County by David Stafford Reade. It has gotten back to me from sources that within the inside of the State GOP that “they” still brag about taking over the Placer GOP.

If having a nearly 2/3 majority of Tea Partiers that are being led by Hudson / Jackson and Campbell is a takeover, I’d hate to see what a loss looks like.

Revell seemed to be the logical choice at the time for Chairman of the Placer GOP. He was one of Ronald Reagan’s Son-In-Laws, he had no real enemies and seemed to be a consensus choice as David Stafford Reade had a relationship with him through the Lincoln Clubs. Tom McClintock knew Revell for years and all the Gaines’ cared about was anyone not aligned with any of their adversaries.

I did not like Revell as I saw him as a squish and a part of the Establishment, and I viewed the assistance of him by Congressman McClintock as the latest McSellout of Conservatives.

For the last 3 1/2 years, I have gratuitously taken shots at Revell and have enjoyed the turmoil and the ineffectiveness of the Placer GOP.

What I have since learned about Revell is revealing. Unlike many, I try not judge people by all of their friends as I expect well-rounded people to have a quiver of relationships across the spectrum. I got a glimpse of why Revell has as many friends as he does. It is not about Ronald Reagan, it is about a disarming, charming and sincere man. Meeting Revell allowed me to separate him from those that got him in to the mess of being Placer GOP Chairman.

The hubris that I once misread in Revell was actually his shyness and quiet exterior. Revell means well and indeed wants to see the GOP win more elections and register more voters. It seems that those two goals have escaped his detractors as it is all about control. Revell has attempted to negotiate with and engage the opposition. They are not interested.

Getting expelled from the CRA by people like Thomas N Hudson and others similar to him has helped me finally lift the veil of self-righteous pseudo-conservative stupidity that once blinded me. Their current leadership makes me embarrassed to be a Social Conservative as they could not stop a nosebleed let alone an abortion, but man they will tell you how right they are…

It used to be a case of “How Conservative Is He/She?” was the first question I asked. This led to repeated cases of ideological fratricide over feckless, moribund marginal candidates (or hurricanes). It led to the emergence of charlatans like Tom Del Becarro, Chuck DeVore, Karen England, Tim Donnelly and others who fund-raise and rip off naive unsuspecting people while engaging in personal behavior that is horrendous.

It has led to the legitimization of people like Hudson/Campbell/Jackson and given credence and rise to a generation of destructive operators who believe that since they are right and all those squishes are wrong that anything they do to advance their cause is justifiable.

Dennis Revell may not be as Conservative as I am, but his heart is in the right place. He is a real man with a real heart and he wants to help. I believe that he deserves re-election as Placer GOP Chairman because of who HE is, not because of my disdain for the excuses of Conservative leaders that are on that committee. It is high time we had servants instead of arrogant narcissists and cowards in leadership positions in the Placer GOP, and in office everywhere.

I sincerely hope that the legislative staff that David Stafford Reade and others paid to help elect in 2016 to the Placer GOP stay put. I hope that Kevin Kiley and other partisan electeds take a direct interest in helping right the crazy train of the Placer GOP. Dennis Revell is a good man, but he was left to fend for himself after 2012 and the crazies will once again bring the committee to a standstill unless Mr. Revell has backup.

Apr 122016
 

I am receiving communication related to www.victorbekhet.com. Victor Bekhet (dot) com is a website backed up with factual information. The reporter can certainly avail herself of the documentation on the website.

Having seen David Stafford Reade’s past media drills based on bald-faced lies that culminated in a story on the front page of the Sacramento Bee on 7/11/2011 quoting Doug LaMalfa and Ted Gaines accusing the Placer GOP of money laundering… I’ve seen this all before!

Dennis Revell is a PR Guy. He has access to media contacts and is no stranger to media drills.

Revell is also a long time buddy of David Stafford Reade – both are connected through the Lincoln Clubs and other establishment Republican groups. David Stafford Reade was the prime mover behind Dennis Revell being elected Placer GOP Chairman after Reade and others organized a $45,000 independent expenditure targeting conservative members of the committee (some of whom lost, paving the way for the socially liberal Revell to get elected chairman).

Revell has also taken his cues from Reade several times with regard to internal CA GOP drills over the last four years. You could say that Revell is another one of Reade’s patsies.

For what it is worth – Ken Campbell (who also hates Bekhet’s opponent Kirk Uhler) is also connected to David Stafford Reade, both served on the board of the Capitol Resource Institute together years ago. It is a cozy little world in politics!

It is easy, then for me to conclude that Revell and Reade are working together on another media drill.

It is also obvious that both these men are deeply concerned over what is written about them on this blog. I got a simple piece of advice for them, get some integrity and you won’t get your asses beaten anymore. Instead, however, it appears that Reade’s lifelong pattern of bullying political opponents has gotten worse, not better.

Also, I would like to thank the local TV news station for helping promote this blog that no one claims to read. (Yet, somehow everyone seems to know what is on it.)

Meantime – I see the events of today as validation that I am on to something with the cabal behind Bekhet. David Stafford Reade, Dennis Revell, Ken Campbell and a handful of others want to get rid of Placer County’s most Conservative Supervisor Kirk Uhler and they are attempting to run a media drill to do so.

To be continued.

Apr 112016
 

Well, it looks like Ken Campbell has joined Victor Bekhet screaming. Victor Bekhet sent out a press release (with a 650 area code number on it), decrying all the horrible mean things your intrepid blogger has been doing to him.

Apparently, Mr. Campbell lacks creativity… or perhaps it is just a burning rage. It is indeed difficult to be creative when you are psychotically enraged over a 14 year old grudge. Campbell does indeed like to write inaccurate letters to the editor in local papers to vent his flames.

I do appreciate that Ken Campbell counts himself amongst the thousands of loyal readers of this blog. Because of the support of he, Bekhet and so many others our readership outnumbers most local papers. (Including the Lincoln and Auburn Papers – both of whom have housed his screeds for years)

Ken sent the following email to the Placer GOP Central Committee in an effort to get them to endorse the non-Republican Victor Bekhet. Since the Placer GOP has allowed its’ members to advocate against the nominees of the Republican Party in the past without consequence, why should any of us be surprised by this?

Dear Central Committee,

Supervisor Kirk Uhler’s dishonest, unethical behavior and potentially criminal campaign activity.

I received a phone call on Friday, 3/18 from Victor Bekhet.  Bekhet wanted to introduce himself since we had never met.  Apparently he had read Aaron F. Park’s blog (I did not know anyone read that trash), and Park claimed I was supporting Bekhet…and Bekhet  wanted to meet me.  The second time I talked to Bekhet was at the 3/29 Republican function at Sun City.

Admittedly, I had very little interest in the Placer County District 4 Supervisor’s race—until the events of last week.

Uhler produced phony campaign fliers for Bekhet directing people to a phony website Uhler manufactured containing false and slanderous information about Bekhet.  Uhler had his identical political twin and paid campaign worker ($3,500), Aaron F. Park, blanket cars in the parking lot at a MAC meeting with the fliers. Uhler was so proud of his handy-work that he personally walked up to Bekhet to hand him a flier.

All this is detailed in Bekhet’s press release (pasted below) along with the attachments proving the press release.

Please read this.  Do you support this?  Debate the issues but don’t assassinate and slander the character of the opponent.  Where does Bekhet go to get his reputation back?

I know not what course others may take, but as for me I can not defend, support or stand silent as Uhler uses these campaign tactics.  Please read the following and chose for yourself.

Allow me to remind Mr. Campbell that Rage is covered under the first amendment, just like nuking lousy candidates for office.

Dennis Revell has a problem. He has not led and is trying to avoid this problem all together and now it is a five alarm fire.

Apr 112016
 

Screenshot_2016-04-09-21-57-24Victor Bekhet is not a Republican. Dennis Revell (Placer GOP Chairman) even called the Placer County Registrar’s office to confirm said fact.

For whatever reason, Revell is telling Mr. Uhler that the soonest the Placer GOP can consider endorsing him is May 11th. They can’t do it this week. Revell is claiming that the committee itself needs to “talk about it and put it on the agenda” first before it can be considered.

I’d hate to see what they would do to a Republican elected that drew a funded dem opponent? Make them wait until December? Well, there’s more.

In March, Michael Babich, a Republican candidate for Placer County D5 Supervisor (running against Dem Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery) showed up to the Placer GOP Cent Com Meeting. He was not on the agenda for an endorsement. Michael Babich was agendized as a speaker. He spoke. Ken Campbell moved for an endorsement from the floor – it was unanimous.

Babich became known when he ran against Tom McClintock. Yes, THAT Tom McClintock and he was endorsed from the floor with no further discussion, no pre-discussion and was not made to wait until April.

The same Placer GOP Central Committee had Mr. Bekhet at their “Local Electeds Reception”. Perhaps, this is why Mr. Revell decided to check Victor Bekhet’s registration several days later?

It is clear that Dennis Revell may well be harboring a grudge over the park that was built on the corner of Barton and Douglas that he and other residents in the area actually opposed. It is also clear that Mr. Revell, Campbell and others are engaged in a good old fashioned screw-over of Placer County’s lone conservative supervisor.

Interestingly, Revell comes from the same wing of the party that says you have to support all Republican Incumbents regardless of merit. I guess not Kirk Uhler because he supported the construction of a park near his home. Ironically, before Ken Campbell went berzerk over the disagreement over the finances of the cent com, he, too wanted to rail Uhler over a development in his area. Cozy. In a NIMBY sort of way.

 

 

 

Victor for his own part has been advertising on the internet. Spelling Matters.

“Reasponsible Growth” – the Victor Behket way #EPICFAIL

Victor Bekhet is also claiming racism amongst other absurdities in his whiny rants. #1 Mr. Bekhet looks pretty damn white to me, and #2 playing the race card means you are getting your — kicked. The fun will continue.