May 262020
 

Racism and Sexism 101 – hiding behind demographic labels to overcompensate.

We were told as CAGOP delegates that we needed to elect Jessica Patterson Chair of the CAGOP because she can take the fight to the democrats. What has happened so far is that she can’t take a hamburger out of the drive-thru and she is virtue-signaling like a democrat.

So, what has Jessica Patterson’s Leadership looked like so far?

  1. All Travis Allen and Steve Frank supporters were exterminated from CAGOP Committees (with 2 exceptions).
  2. The “do not hire” list was revived and stocked with Travis Allen and Steve Frank supporters.
  3. She and her handler Jeff Randle have purged the CAGOP’s Staff. Save a couple people known to be loyal to the regime, everyone else has been terminated or “resigned”.
  4. She has not raised much, if any money. It has been people like Molly Parnell, Rebecca Luby and Tom Ross that have done the heavy lifting (BTW – Thank You).
  5. The Candidates she has touted and supported have made it clear there is a racial litmus test for “Preferred” CAGOP candidates.
  6. The pattern of party involvement in endorsements has bordered on immoral and has certainly been arbitrary. (This will be the subject of a follow-up post)

On Friday – we blew the lid off of Jessica Patterson’s role in trying to cut the throat of #CA10 Nominee and GOP Rockstar Ted Howze. Information has flown in to your intrepid blogger since that post. We now know that

  1. Ted Howze supported Travis Allen for CAGOP Chair
  2. Jessica Patterson pushed the CAGOP Board to revoke the #CA10 endorsement WITHOUT notifying Ted Howze NOR giving him a chance to defend himself.
  3. Jessica Patterson attempted to engage the Stan GOP and SJGOP AFTER the fact in providing political cover for the CAGOP pulling the endorsement WITHOUT notifying them beforehand
  4. The Letter Jessica Patterson sent to the County Chairs was drafted the morning after the revocation by Scott Winn – the consultant for jilted 3% loser Marla Sousa Livengood
  5. Ted Howze never asked the SJGOP for their endorsement post primary. This is likely because the SJGOP is controlled by Scott Winn. The SJGOP endorsed 3% Loser Marla Sousa Livengood. (Livengood never used her maiden name of Sousa in her past campaigns by the way) Yet the Chairman of the SJGOP was solicited by Winn/Patterson to sign a letter asking the CAGOP to revoke it’s endorsement the morning after it was revoked. (there is no SJGOP endorsement of Howze to revoke)
  6. SJ County Supervisor Bob Elliott wanted to run for SD05 Until Patterson / Shannon Grove and others pressured him out of the SD05 race in favor of Jesus Andrade. Despite $150K of the meager CAGOP resources going in to Andrade, he got hammered and Jim Ridenour is the nominee (who was promptly abandoned by the CAGOP – it is because he is an old white guy like Elliott?)
  7. Patterson has sent emails out on the CAGOP’s system promoting candidates – but none of the featured candidates are White Males except for…
  8. Patterson has abused CAGOP Party resources to feature SD Mayor Kevin Faulconer multiple times. It is a poorly kept secret that he is the next in the long line of squishes favored by Jeff Randle and crew for statewide CAGOP office – namely Governor. As is Kristen Olsen for #CA10 in 2022 or CAxx as drawn up next year.
  9. My opposition research in to Jessica Patterson indicates she is a Never-Trumper, as are Jeff Randle and Scott Winn. In fact, Winn is and has publicly opposed PRESIDENT Trump post election.

Jeff Randle is the man behind the curtain of things CAGOP these days. He was the mastermind behind Meg Whitman a “Republican” Governor disaster in 2010 (Faulconer is almost a carbon copy of her ideologically). Randle was also responsible for a 1990, 1992 effort led by Pete Wilson to primary challenge Conservative Republicans unwilling to go up on Wilson’s Tax increases. That is ironic, as the current assembly permanent minority leader signed a letter demanding a $1 Trillion Federal Bailout for California and has been advocating emptying prisons in the name of “sentencing reform”. Is Marie Waldron getting her cues from Jeff Randle?

I keep mentioning Jeff Randle because he is a key linchpin to this whole operation. His presence explains several things I have been seeing, liberal Republicans are obsessed with racial quota recruiting. It appears that the Andy Vidak wins in a heavily democrat State Senate District (he won twice and held the seat 5+ years!) are completely lost on these people.

We wrote extensively about Rocilicie Ochoa-Bogh whose State Senate race was almost the singular focus of CAGOP leadership. Lloyd White who started election night in first place was assaulted with $1 Million dollars that could have been spent elsewhere. Rosilicie may well be a compelling candidate in her own right – but the pattern exhibited by the race-baiting pandering leadership of the CAGOP is clear. White Men not named Kevin Faulconer need not apply with the CAGOP.

Lest you think the attempted assassination of Ted Howze in #CA10 is an isolated incident or was legitimate because his social media posts may have offended you – take a look at the next post as we lay out in spades the hypocrisy of CAGOP leadership and their selective application of morality.

If you are a Conservative, and especially if you were a supporter of Steve Frank or Travis Allen – Jeff Randle and Jessica Patterson have a list and you’re on it. It is time for conservatives to unite against this Oligarchy of Controlled Failure as they seek to decimate what’s left of the CAGOP so they can have total control and monetize it for their own brand of squishes. (with what little money they do have that is.)

If you care about being a part of things CAGOP – this is the time to put up or shut up because Jeff Randle and Jessica Patterson are playing for keeps. If they continue getting their way there will be no place for any of us at all… which is why you need to stay tuned for the next installment of our expose’ of the moral bankruptcy of their leadership.

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.

Mar 192019
 
The CIR Board with Jessica Patterson and Jay Obernolte

On 3-16-2019, the CIR met for its’ Third Annual Convention. We’ve now had more conventions than most non-permanently chartered CAGOP Organizations. The CIR was created to be a place for Conservatives to go that want to win elections who want to elect the most conservative candidate that can win. (The Buckley principle). The CIR has been created with 80% new members that have not been a part of another GOP Group.

The CIR has 11 Chapters in 14 Counties and lists around 300 members statewide. This has been built from scratch, the first such effort within the CAGOP in 30 years.

This convention was a celebration of success, marking the first time we’ve met as a fully chartered group. It was also a celebration of some turnover of leadership and new leadership joining our ranks.

You have not been to a John Briscoe-Led Event Until You’ve Gotten a Coffee Mug From Him

Jay Obernolte was the afternoon speaker, he dove in to some detailed analysis of the election of 2018 (HINT: IT WAS NOT ALL ABOUT TRUMP), as well as some of the insanity in Sacramento. It is the belief of this blogger that Obernolte is on his way to Congress soon.

Your Intrepid Blogger had a chance to introduce newly minted CAGOP Chair Jessica Patterson. I basically shared with the group all of the positive things I learned about her from my research. She was effervescent, interacting with people, smiling and seemed to be far more relaxed than at any point during her campaign. Yes – Relaxed and Happy, that was Jessica Patterson.

There are a lot of things going on in various parts of California that I will get in to at a later time that are sending mixed messages about what direction the leadership of the CAGOP are going in. That said, Jessica Patterson’s message was very clear.

Her Message: Voter Registration, Voter Turnout, Actually Doing Stuff, Actually communicating and messaging (versus a stand-off at a distance media type campaign) and trying to deliver resources to local organizations or committees. Seems simple, but so often these things get lip service and those in charge resume their behavior that has yielded years of losing.

Patterson also demonstrated a clear and concise knowledge of the issues within the party itself. She demonstrated a clear knowledge of the 2018 election. She made herself available for questions and demonstrated further competence in answering them.

While I await the Platform Drill, as it will tell us all where those in leadership stand, I will say that I have no doubt Jessica Patterson has the skill set to do the job as CAGOP Chair.

While it is my belief that there is going to be a huge internal fight over the CAGOP Platform, I think that Patterson has the skill set necessary to be effective. As I continue writing about things CAGOP, the goal is to report accurately what is going on in an attempt to help those now in charge to succeed.

I appreciated Jessica showing up so soon after the election as the CIR endorsed Travis Allen. I want her to succeed, and as you will begin to learn, there are issues in many areas of the state.

If you care about the CAGOP – you should want Jessica Patterson to succeed as well.

Feb 212019
 

Beyond their attempt to gut the CAGOP platform in 2011 – the pattern of contempt for conservatives in team Jessica is set. Jessica Patterson’s complicity in it is set. She was paid for pretty much every proxy drill since 2010 – which included stuffing two attempts to trash prop 14 by the rank and file delegates. It also included running very bad by law amendments and stuffing an attempt to censure Chad Mayes. However, the second largest issue I have (beyond trying to gut the Platform) with Team Jessica is the $3MM they directed hunting down conservatives.

In previous posts, we detailed how Jessica Patterson was involved in getting a bylaw passed that removed the delegations from 8 Central Committees. The rub was to force them on to the ballot. Tiny counties were disenfranchised because they had no elections, angering people like David Stafford Reade that sought control of their leadership. Solano County, the main intended target of the by-law change now has no representation on the State Party despite having over 100,000 registered Republicans. (Neither does Merced County with their 75,000) 

Note Placer County D4 and D5 did not make the ballot – and D1-3 on this slate guide were paid for by Spirit of Democracy PAC (directed by Luis Buhler and David Stafford Reade)

Luis Buhler, the puppet master had a plan while running the by-law change. He was lining up nearly $3Million (I’ve written $2.2 million in past blogs, I found more) to send mail and purchase slate mail cards in Central Committee races all over the state. See here for a link to the report of the California Republican Taxpayer’s Slate.

You will see Butte, Nevada, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Kings, Stanislaus, Santa Cruz, Orange, Los Angeles, Tulare, Contra Costa and the list goes on. You will see familiar names of political consultants and legislative staff on the list of candidates Spirit of Democracy spent money on. 

At the time, your intrepid blogger pieced together 44 Counties Luis Buhler directed expenditures of money to. Luis was attempting to exterminate conservatives off of County Central Committees and settle 30 year old scores. (This is the conclusion I drew based on the evidence I gathered)

Jessica Patterson, while doing the job she was paid to do, helped facilitate this. Jessica Patterson while doing the job she was paid to do helped facilitate primary challenges to known conservative incumbents – Tim Donnelly and Alan Mansoor. Jessica Patterson while doing the job she was paid to do twice defended Proposition 14 from opposition. Jessica Patterson while doing the job she was paid to do led efforts to shred the California Republican Party Platform.

What will Jessica Patterson do as CAGOP Chair?

For further proof about the mail operation – here are photos of the “We are the GOP” mailers that came to my house.

You will see Congressman LaMalfa promoting these Placer GOP Candidates – the connection is David Stafford Reade who was his Chief of Staff in his Senate Days. You can see clearly that Spirit of Democracy (funded by Charles T Munger Jr and controlled by Luis Buhler) is listed as the responsible party. Reade, Jessica Patterson and many others made a lot of money from that operation.

Yup – three pieces of mail went to Placer County. 

There is no reasonable standard whereby Jessica Patterson can claim to be a unifying force or a Conservative. Period. Republicans judge people by their actions, not their intentions. In practice, whenever the oligarchy of controlled failure has needed their operations carried out, Mrs. Patterson has been in the middle of them. 

Patterson did her part to get the CAGOP ByLaws changed so that Luis Buhler, David Reade and others could set up a web of control statewide with consultants and staff the favored picks over Conservatives. $3MM later, the deed was done. They are doing it again in 2019 – with something like 1/3 to 40% of appointed delegates as of the last update I saw being Paid Staff, Consultants or employees of donors.

In 2012 and 2014 – they tried to take out Conservative Legislators. In 1992, Jeff Randle, the CEO of Jessica Patterson’s employer California Trailblazers ran a similar effort against several Conservative legislators on behalf of Pete Wilson. In 2012, they went after the Placer GOP and the San Bernardino GOP with $100,000. In 2016, they went after 44 County Parties. What will they do in 2020 if they win control of everything? Of course, don’t forget millions upon millions spent against Conservatives in open seat races. 

It is nearly impossible to draw any other conclusion that the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure that is promoting Jessica Patterson has a clear agenda against Conservatives. It is also a reasonable question to ask, should they succeed in their plan to elect Jessica Patterson will open season ensue (again)?

To be continued… 

Feb 202019
 

Did you know that Jessica Patterson worked for far-left Republican Rudolph Guilliani before John McCain in 2008? I am not sure why the Guilliani campaign was not listed in her pedigree. According to my research, Mrs. Patterson was also paid by the RNC in the 2009 period as well after her pay from the Guilliani campaign ended. It appears she transitioned in 2009-2010 to Meg Whitman’s Ill-Fated $144 Million Train Wreck after the RNC gig ended. Before the Guilliani effort she worked for pay for the Ventura GOP.

Note the tweets Mrs. Patterson liked (and retweeted while at the Oct 2017 CAGOP) again, since deleted from her account when it was scrubbed

These tweets provide concrete proof of her involvement in one of the two efforts to thwart anti Prop 14 Measures at the CAGOPSecondly, you can see her also celebrating the failure of an attempt to blast CHAD MAYES for his role in the largest Tax Increase in State History (known as Cap and Trade).

It is the opinion of this blogger that Mrs. Patterson had professional assistance to sanitize her twitter account, as the references to Chad Mayes and Kristen Olsen were difficult to uncover. (As were the above references to her paid proxy harvesting operations to thwart the will of the majority of activist delegates to the CAGOP)

Now, again, ask yourself if this is the pattern you want from a potential Chairman of the CAGOP? John McCain, Meg Whitman and Mitt Romney?

Jessica Patterson has been a career staffer. I can’t find any proof that she has ever held a job outside of Politics. When I am not blogging or working on campaigns, I’ve been a licensed insurance agent since 1997. We have candidates for Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer who are outright successes in private business, but not Jessica Patterson.

Note the strange characters, one of the archive sites produced some foreign language results.

In the embedded tweet, since deleted, you can see Jessica Patterson wishing Kristen Olsen well. It would probably not be a big deal were it not deleted. Then, of course your intrepid blogger discerned the rest of the story. Embedded here is a form 460 from Stanislaus County indicating that Mrs. Patterson was paid over $11,000 by Kristen Olsen for her Supervisor Campaign – over and above the $1.2 Million she got from Trailblazers. Unlike California Trailblazers record of failure, Kristen Olsen won her campaign.

I have a problem with Staffers and paid political consultants being in positions of authority in Party or Volunteer Organizations. I personally have to recuse myself all the time from votes in the CIR. It is nearly impossible to be unbiased and balanced when your income comes from politics. It is a fact of life.

In the case of Jessica Patterson, she has been paid to run delegate proxy harvesting drills for years at a price of $5K-$15K a piece. It is reputed that David Stafford Reade, her campaign manager can make upwards of $30,000 a convention. Meridian Pacific who is her campaign consultant for her Chairman’s Race has handled millions of dollars worth of campaign expenditures for the CAGOP. There are far too many conflicts of interest here, and the world of people controlling this stuff is very small. (The Oligarchy of Controlled Failure)

Since its’ 2011 inception, the California Trailblazers has been present and participated in the net loss of 13 GOP Seats in the State Legislature. 28-19 in the Assembly, 15-11 in the State Senate. How low can we go? Since its’ inception in 2011, the California Trailblazers has paid $2.3 Million in Salaries against a paltry $142,000 in candidate contributions. Jessica Patterson’s haul has been over $1.2 Million.

By virtue of our research, your intrepid blogger has been able to generate concrete proof of the following:

  1. Jessica Patterson is a career political staffer
  2. She has a client list that is a pedigree of the far left of the GOP
  3. She has routinely worked to thwart the will of the rank and file CAGOP Delegate, defending Prop 14 and Cap and Trade as proven on this blog
  4. She ran a proxy harvesting Drill to pass a CAGOP By-Law provision targeting Central Committee using quriks in state law to avoid being exposed to thousands of mail pieces hitting their area. The Oligarchy of Controlled failure saw to it that 8 Central Committees were stripped of their deligation
  5. She has worked to gut the CAGOP Platform as proven on this blog
  6. Her closest advisers have a history of retaliation and heavy handed tactics
  7. Her most recent employer, California Trailblazers has been an abject failure. It has paid over 90% of its’ raised money out as salaries and consulting fees.
  8. She ran victory 2010 and 2012, two of the worst years for the CAGOP at the ballot box, eclipsed only by 2018’s disaster
  9. She has defended (and worked for) both Chad Mayes and Kristen Olsen, both scandal ridden and authors of legislative disasters for the GOP
  10. California Trailblazers, founded in 2011 to elect more Republicans to partisan office has participated in a net loss of 13 seats in the California Legislature.
  11. Her political consultant, Meridian Pacific is also the single largest vendor to the CAGOP. This is a serious conflict of interest.

You have a clear choice for CAGOP Chair. Travis Allen is almost the exact opposite of what we have detailed in our expose’ on the CAGOP Chairman’s Race. Choose wisely.