Feb 202019

In 2011, Right on Daily, working with a series of activists who had a site called www.knowyourproxy.info blew the lid off of a proxy drill that was unlike any other. David Stafford Reade, Andy Garakhani, Jessica Patterson and others were paid by Luis Buhler (and others) to harvest Proxies to support the “Platform for California’s Future”. It sounds a lot like “New Way California” just 8 years ago.

Remember and focus on this – the issue is not Jessica Patterson’s character, she is an employee of the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure. The issue is Jessica Patterson’s actions and her pedigree as a staffer for Luis Buhler, Kevin McCarthy, “Leadership”, Jeff Randle and others that have long sought to eliminate Conservatives and Grassroots activists from influence. Further, these people have also sought to shrink the number of people with influence and have sought centralization of influence within the CAGOP in order to ensure their continued income from the process. It could be anybody doing this kind of stuff – in this case the names are who they are.

Ask yourself if a career political operative will be able to lead the California Republican Party out of the Morass. This is a key question to ask. The second key question to ask is why did all of these players do what they did and why are they going all out now to install one of their employees as CAGOP Chair? A Third Key Question is how can we expect the same people that presided over electoral failure to deliver different results?

The New Platform was a disaster. Click here for an analysis of the Platform for California’s Future

Trying to Control Outcomes is so much work…

In the drafting committee of the CAGOP, the New Platform was introduced. It abandoned the Pro-Life and Pro-Prop-8 planks, had next to nothing about gun rights in it and was barely discernible related to taxation. Eviscerating the CAGOP Platform has been a life goal of Luis Buhler and with Megadonor Charles Munger’s money behind the operation, Buhler was poised to realize some of his goals, which include: expel conservatives, moderate the party and ultimately centralize control of the power structure.

To those of you that are stalwart activists that are being denied Convention delegate appointments in favor of paid staff: This is nothing new, they do this every time there is an officer election in an attempt to control the outcome. Facts don’t matter, service does not matter, it is about the next election…

The specific issue related to 2011 that involves Jessica Patterson is the Proxy Harvesting Operation she was paid to run. Click here to see the proxy list from that convention. You will notice that the proxies of several well-known Conservatives ended up in the hands of well-known liberals. I wrote an expose’ over some of it. (Note the list of familiar names) Note that CRP Secretary Candidate Dan Trimble was involved in the effort to shred the platform as well.

Your intrepid blogger obtained the minutes of the drafting committee meeting. Again, you will see a lot of familiar names. The people promoting Jessica Patterson today were in the middle of trying to shred the values of the CAGOP. (The Oligarchy of Controlled Failure). Again, you will see Dan Trimble’s name in the minutes.

The reason this happened is because once the drafting committee was done, outrage ensued and the full platform committee overrode the actions of the drafting committee. The so-called “Pruner Platform” was adopted 65-50. You will see Dan Trimble as a “No” vote, as in voting against the now current platform of the CAGOP.

The 2011 Platform Committee meeting has been the subject of legend and is still talked about within activist circles. 

After the Pruner Platform was adopted over the top of the disaster known as the “21st Century Platform”, it still had to get ratified by the convention. This is where the Proxy drill that Mr. Reade, Mrs. Patterson and others were paid to execute comes in. The proxy harvesting operation in 2011 was unique – many people did not know who ended up with their proxies. Below are some examples:

Phyllis Wing – a Tea Party Patriot and a Conservative Christian from Lincoln ((SNIP)) her proxy ended up in the hands of Suzanne Caro from the Alameda Central Committee – not someone from Placer nor someone who believes as Wing does.

Bill and Bonnie Williams? Both are members of the Placer CRA and have been for years. ((SNIP)) Bill Williams Proxy was given to Peter Ohtaki, Jr from San Mateo County and Bonnie’s was given to Michael Pelzel from Santa Clara County.(note: Bill Williams passed away in 2018)

Kelly and Casey Lawler gave their proxies to David Reade. (She told me as such) Their proxies ended up in the hands of Morgan Kelly, the CRP Vice-Chairman Bay Area who voted against the conservative platform. So, Glenn County was represented by San Francisco County, Sacramento County by Santa Clara and San Mateo, etc etc etc.


In 2011, then Chairman Tom Del Becarro pulled a procedural trick in order to forestall a vote on the Platform while the Convention was in session. A Major reason was your intrepid blogger, working with Chris Mays and others did not discover true nature of the Proxy Harvesting operation until about two weeks before the convention. A lot of the evidence I cited was not discerned until after the convention. 

About the only thing Del Becarro did right as Chairman of the CAGOP was the switcharoo against the David Reade/Jessica Patterson/ Luis Buhler Proxy Harvesting Drill that was aimed at eviscerating the CAGOP Platform. The Platform vote was taken at the next convention with all eyes watching proxies.

It is alleged that $200,000 was spent by Luis Buhler (with Charles Munger writing the checks) with the aim of achieving one of his lifelong goals. (Shredding the CAGOP Platform) What I know for certain is money was spent, Luis was the ringleader and Jessica, David and others got some of that money. 

In 2015 – CAGOP Chairman Jim Brulte intervened and told everyone he would not tolerate another run at the platform nor another attempt to gut it. The Pruner platform from 2011 was adopted with some minor revisions.

It is 2019. It is time to adopt the platform again. Who do you trust to do the right thing with the CAGOP Platform? 

This is the issue – Mrs. Patterson can claim to be a conservative but when the chips were down she did a job as a paid operative to undermine the values she claims to hold. Can we trust her to uphold the current CAGOP Platform? 

We all know where Travis Allen stands and have no doubt the values he will advocate for.

  1. The Oligarchy of Controlled Failure are likely lining up their next batch of contracts and dividing up the shrinking pie. See the truth about the $2.3 Million Dollars Wasted by the California Trailblazers on salaries for Jessica Patterson ($1.2Million to her), Jeff Randle and others
  2. These people have failed miserably as the GOP has lost a net 13 seats in the State Legislature since founding Trailblazers on 2011.

P.S. Disclaimer once again – I am not alleging any illegal activity by anyone. The point is what people do versus what people say. It is also one of independence, will Mrs. Patterson be independent of those who have been paying her salary all these years? Why do we expect anything different going forward from a group of people getting paid gobs of money to fail?

Feb 192019

Every 4 years there is an RNC Convention where there are #YUGE media events, speeches and the like. It gets national TV Coverage and a lot of people like to go to the event.

If you are an RNC Delegate from California, you are part of the largest delegation in the country. However, because people like Oligarchy of Controlled Failure have helped turn California in to a wasteland, the California Delegation ends up getting the last pick of hotels.

In 2016, the California Delegation was in a hotel an Hour away from the Convention. Delegtes were charged an extra $900 to participate that the RNC does not charge. Guest Passes were also $900. This allow control over who the delegates are.

This pot of money created has allegedly helped pay people like Jeff Randle six figures off of the event… read on

The RNC Delegation drill in 2020 is the subject of major-league speculation. It was triggered when Kathy Tavoularis joined the CAGOP Treasurer Race. There are some within the ranks of CAGOP leadership circles that despise her and others that think she is awesome.

Your intrepid blogger has heard a variety of claims related to Kathy’s service in the 2008 and 2012 Convention efforts. She was the CEO of both delegations.

Unlike 2016, which was run by Tim Clark, 2008 and 2012 appeared to go smoothly. 2016 was an unmitigated disaster as Mr. Clark did not do his job and a literal nazi was on the final delegate list. People like Harmeet Dhillon and Jim Brulte had to scramble at the last minute to fill delegate slots because Tim Clark procrastinated. You are not supposed to make news when you run a convention delegation drill. Clark stepped on a rake.

The best I have been able to gather is that Kathy Tavoularis wants to be involved in the 2020 effort now that Tim Clark was fired from his Washington DC Job and his benefactor Jim Brulte is less than a week from being a retired CAGOP Chairman. There was a false rumor that Brulte disdained Kathy and that was why she was not the CEO in 2016. Unfortunately for Tavoularis, there are some people holding grudges against her from the 2008 and 2012 efforts.

While I have no proof of misdeeds by Kathy T, it is clear she has determined opposition. Your Intrepid blogger has endorsed her opponent Greg Gandrud for a variety of reasons, as it is my opinion that Gandrud is far more qualified than she is.

Note that it is alleged by everyone I have talked to that Jeff Randle (there’s that name again) made a ton of money off of his role in each of these RNC Delegate actions. Again, it underscores how small the consultant / insider world is.

Related to Kathy Tavoularis’ entry in to the CAGOP Treasurer Race, was a rumor about SB GOP Chair Jan Leja entering the Vice Chair Race and a Frances Barazza from San Diego entering the Secretary Race. When Harmeet Dhillon and Shawn Steel endorsed Jessica Patterson, there was a clear understanding that Mrs. Patterson was not running a slate of candidates for all CAGOP offices.

It is also clear that someone in McCarthy’s Crew recruited Dean Haddock (a former Kern Chair) to run for Central Valley Vice Chair against Lisa Moreno.

Your intrepid blogger is recommending a vote for Vicki Nohrden in Central Coast and Lisa Moreno in Central Valley.

Others believed that McCarthy/Buhler/Patterson were attempting to run candidates for Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. It certainly seemed to be confirmed with the withdrawal of Barazza and Jan Leja finally putting rumors surrounding her away within 24 hours of the public disavowing of a slate by Mrs. Patterson.

Your intrepid blogger is being paid to assist and/or for Ads by Travis Allen (Chairman), Corrin Rankin (Vice Chairman), Randy Berholtz (Secretary) and Greg Gandrud (Treasurer). They are not a slate, I just happen to be fortunate enough to be in position to help them / take an ad from them all for a few dollars to put in my 2019 IRA account.

This gets me back to the 2020 delegation drill. While I have fielded a ton of information from a ton of sources, it is 100% clear that one of the many nexus(es) for Kevin McCarthy, Jeff Randle and the rest of the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure is the RNC Delegation Drill coming up. That is big money.

There are of course consulting contracts to run junk mail for the CAGOP. There are of course consulting contracts to run campaigns of anointed candidates from California Trailblazers. I just can’t ignore the financial bonanza of the 2020 RNC Convention – especially given that Kevin McCarthy could very well be the Speaker of the House in 2021. Things that make you go hmmm…

Feb 192019

Blogger’s Note – the Tea Party Express PAC is controlled by Career Political Consultant Sal Russo, as such, their endorsement of Jessica Patterson is nothing more than the same consultants protecting fellow consultants.

I had something leaked to me that when I read it, it gave me perspective for the seemingly suicidal and insane behavior I have been seeing from many in CAGOP Leadership. It appears that the State Party and their friends in the legislature spent hundreds of thousands on polling and focus groups.

When I saw this as the cover page, It got my immediate attention and not in a good way

Their goal was solid – try to find the way out of the morass for the CAGOP. I knew, based on my 20+ years of experience dealing with the arch-type of Republican leaders that the solutions were going to be a disaster.

All throughout the document, you will see positions taken by those that have endorsed Jessica Patterson that are consistent with the Democrat Party. This document also explains why Chad Mayes and Kristen Olsen went the rest of the way (the #NEWWAYCA) off the deep end on Cap and Trade. They, like so many others in the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure saw this is their way to the holy land politically.

Recently, Jessica Patterson had San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer record a robotic phone call for her. Kevin Faulconer is a Key Speaker at the upcoming #NEWWAYCA convention as they work toward splitting the shrinking CAGOP. Given that Jessica Patterson’s connections to Chad Mayes and her paid work for Kristen Olsen are well-documented, it should come as no surprise that she is looking to #NEWWAYCA for support for her Chairman Campaign.

Jessica, our March 5th, 2019 Summit is just around the corner and we have an exciting lineup of speakers. See below for details.
The New Way Summit is an opportunity for policymakers to discuss ideas outside of the confines of the Capitol. By bringing together stakeholders of all ideologies to focus on the issues impacting everyday individuals, we can craft policy solutions that put people first. Our hope is to change the divisive dialogue that plagues politics and reignite the California Dream.
I hope you can join us!
Keynote Address:

Bill Kristol
Director, Defending Democracy Together and Republicans for the Rule of Law
With Special Guest Speakers:

Arnold Schwarzenegger
California’s 38th Governor
Kevin Faulconer
Mayor of San Diego
Samuel Rodriguez
President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Founder and Lead Pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center
Roundtable Discussion Topics:

Healthcare Reform, Cost Containment

The Future of Work

Low-Cost, Clean Energy

Note the platform of #WRONGWAYCA – free stuff and going greener than a gourd.

Since there are usually no original ideas in politics, have a look at the key pages of the report (that was commissioned under Mayes’ leadership):

Is this what you voted for?

It hit me like a ton of bricks why I suddenly started thinking I had walked in to a time-warp. I was recalling the 1990’s when Pete Wilson’s crew were in open warfare against Republicans. In the late 1990’s I came in to Republican politics when people like Luis Buhler and Jeff Randle were undermining Dan Lungren’s trainwreck Governor Campaign.

The stuff in this report looks almost 100% like what I had been told 20 years ago – Conservatives are the problem and we need to move left to win.

It also 100% explained Chad Mayes and Kristen Olsen’s narcissistic rage, and the subsequent rampage after Mayes’ actions ignited a political cyclone.

This time as versus 1998, the packaging of the whole argument was re-done to look compelling. This includes frequent featuring of Brian Maienschein who was supposed to join Chad Mayes and one other Assemblymember in leaving the GOP to form a third party:

Get it? Sorta Socialized Medicine is supposed to be the #NEWWAYCA. Go Green, get government in to healthcare and of course support Amnesty for Illegal Aliens:

Note that every single Republican featured here lost in 2018 and are all endorsing Jessica Patterson. People voted for the real thing versus democrat lite.

Now, think it through. This is the mainfesto of the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure. These are the talking points they used in 2018, and Jessica Patterson was training candidates (who got shellacked in 2018) using these talking points.

This also explains why all of them think President Trump is the problem and absolve themselves of failure. They truly believe this absurdity.

This is what they are defending – failure. This is what they want you to reward – failure. It is beyond Jessica Patterson, but she is their designee to take the reins of the titanic.

If the content of this blog is as disturbing to you as it is to me. If it offends your sensibilities like it does mine – the choice is clear, Travis Allen for Chairman.

Feb 192019

The Establishment gonna Establish.

So, days before the CAGOP Convention, our would be CAGOP Chairman is liking a tweet attacking the keynote speaker.

Mike Madrid is a delegate appointed by Chad Mayes. He worked for Antonio Villariagosa and vigorously opposed the nominee of the Republican Party John Cox. Will Jessica Patterson take out the trash by enforcing the Party By-Laws? I am pretty sure Travis Allen would as would Candidate #3.

But then there is this. Liking a tweet effectively calling herself the establishment. That is truth in advertising. Note that these previous two tweets were sanitized from her twitter account timeline. They were however, found by your intrepid blogger and are captured in time and space.

Why did I have to dig this tweet out of an archiving service?

We’ve lampooned Jessica Patterson for her close relationship with Chad Mayes, who is a public endorser. While Mayes is threatening to leave the CAGOP plotting an independent caucus. He erupted on twitter after getting double-crossed by Brian Maienschein (another California Trailblazers All-Star)…

Weeks ago, Jessica Patterson attempted to sanitize mentions of Chad Mayes off of her twitter account.

Chad Mayes says the GOP left Brian Maienschein, the Pro-Choice, Gun-Grabbing, Green-Voting liberal from San Diego. Does Jessica Patterson agree with that statement? Her work attempting to shred the Republican Party Platform suggests she does.

We’ve repeated this several times – the “Third House”, the unprincipled, sometimes scandal-riddled coven of PAC’s, Lobbyists and other leeches off of the system love the Chad Mayes and Brian Maienscheins of the world. They prefer people who outsized egos, or a lack of core values that can be sold an argument for political gain or campaign cash. Chad Mayes never figured that post $3MM by Luis Buhler, stripping 8 Counties of Delegates, millions spent attacking conservatives that the remnant of the California Republican Party would rise up against him almost unanimously.

The Oligarchy of Controlled Failure is also tone-deaf. They want more of the same while claiming to want a strong Republican Party and trying to grow our base.

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.

In Part two of this set, you will find out that your intrepid blogger has unearthed some biographical information that somehow was left out of Mrs. Patterson’s website and candidacy propaganda for her Chairman’s Campaign.

The Establishment Gonna Establish…

Feb 192019

I will remind everyone that I do not know Jessica Patterson personally, I know her only by reputation. I know her only by the paid work she has done as an operative. I have a lot of negative personal experiences with the people around her, which I have written about in the expose’ about the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure.

The Oligarchy of Controlled Failure

This is a top ten list, if you will of issues that should concern us all:

Bonus: Travis Allen has raised more money than Jessica Patterson, and it is not even close. Fundraising has been her top selling point in her chairman campaign.

10. Jessica Patterson is a career staffer. To the best of my knowledge, she has never held a job outside the political world. It started in 05-06 in Ventura County and carried forward to today. (Note that her home County of Ventura has not endorsed her)

9. Jessica Patterson has made a career out of working for the far left of the GOP. John McCain, Meg Whitman, Mitt Romney, Rudolph Guiliani and others highlight her pedigree.

8. California Trailblazers – highlighted in her biography as a primary reason for her qualification to serve as chairman has served as an employment agency for consultants. They have paid out over 80% of the money raised in salaries, over $2MM to consultants of which Mrs. Patterson has received over $1.2MM herself in its’ 7+ years of existence, yet when you look for results it is a complete…

7. California #TRAILFAILURE – while Trailblazers is touted as a training and education program, the candidates they have trained and educated have lost. The results have been catastrophic – going from 28-19 in the Assembly, and 15-11 in the State Senate. This is a net loss of 13 seats. Trailblazers has nothing to show for its’ stated mission of electing more Republicans.

6. Jessica Patterson participated as a paid consultant in two efforts to thwart anti prop-14 measures at the CAGOP Convention. The would-be chairman was a combatant in several controversial issues within the CAGOP, yet presents herself as an agent of unity.

5. Jessica Patterson was a paid consultant that participated in an effort to pass an egregious by-law amendment that dictated to local counties how to hold their central committee elections. The bylaw amendment stripped Solano, Merced, Mariposa, Mono, Colusa, Sierra, Plumas and Siskiyou County of their delegates. This by-law amendment was part of a larger effort to…

4. Set up massive expenditures of money hunting down conservatives off of their respective Central Committees. Some $3MM was spent attacking 44 Central Committees seeking to run Conservatives out of their committees in favor of staffers, consultants and staff of consultants. Jessica Patterson is running as an agent of growing the party with this kind of a record.

3. Her Top Advisers have a storied history of hunting conservatives, whether in office or not. These include Luis Buhler and Jeff Randle whose antipathy and hostility towards the Conservative base date back to the 1980’s. Buhler and Randle both masterminded efforts to wipe out conservative incumbents – including Tim Donnelly and Alan Mansoor. Buhler was the mastermind of the massive $3MM expenditure of money against conservatives running for local county parties.

2. Many of her top supporters are political consultants with a lot of financial interest in maintaining the status quo. Millions have been spent and run through County Parties, the State Party and other PAC’s like California Trailblazers. Much of our effort of bringing the focus on to the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure has been to daylight the extremely small world of people that have been calling the shots on the shrinking Republican Caucus in California. More explanation soon.

1A. Jessica Patterson has deep connections to Chad Mayes and Kristen Olsen. Both of these luminaries have set up an organization aimed at attacking the California Republican Party to assuage their bruised egos over being held accountable for both their out of control personal behavior and the disaster known as Cap and Trade. Jessica Patterson’s close relationship to these two should give anyone pause. More explanation soon.

#1 The big kahuna – Jessica Patterson was involved in the operation to shred the California Republican Party Platform. The new platform was devoid of many of the core principles of the Republican Party. Nothing about family issues, Pro-Life plank gone, next to no gun rights language and stripped of many other bread-and-butter positions of the GOP. This issue alone would be enough to oppose her chairmanship bid were it not for the career-long pattern of being an agent for the left of the party.

Do note – The above list is a recitation of political and professional issues with Mrs. Patterson. I am not going to pass judgement on her character as this series of blogs is not about that. She appears to have done well at the jobs she was hired to do. It also seems she has marketable skills and a work ethic. As I have written before, some people have come forward to tell me positive stories about her.

As a conservative, I would not have taken several of the jobs she took.

I think there are some bad people around her (and a lot of good people, too, by the way), people with huge financial interests, and still others that want to remain relevant. Too small a group of people are controlling too much. Jessica Patterson is the candidate of the status-quo, the candidate of the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure.

In addition, based on her employment history, I question her commitment to unity or re-building decimated grassroots. It is what it is. To be continued, as RightonDaily continues to build on the story…