Nov 292020
 

They lied again. Did you know that John Moorlach got 57% of the vote in Sup D2 while losing his race for State Senate? At least this is a key claim he is making as he attempts to jam down endorsements despite the exploding scandal in his political operation relating to the cover up of the rape of one of his former Senate Staff.

Dear OC Lincoln Club and New Majority – this endorsement is not going to end well. Haste makes waste.

So, let’s take a look at the statement of the vote in Orange County. It is linked here, but the focus is on page 236.

You will note that John Moorlach took 93,519 votes in OC Sup D2. There were 175,211 votes cast. This is 53.37%. This is not 57%. Whoops.

Secondly, the release fails to mention that about large portion (it looks like half at least) of OC Sup D2 is OUTSIDE SD37 that Moorlach lost. This makes this assertion deceptive and an outright lie on two levels. The truth is he had a slim win in about half the district he is running for. This is far from the hyperbolic lie that is presented in the release.

Sadly, this is the Tim Clark I know. (Tim Clark was John Moorlach’s Chief of Staff when the victim was raped in 2015, who is alleged to have covered up the rape and Clark has been Moorlach’s campaign manager for many years and many campaigns) Fast and loose with the truth, sloppy and when challenged blames other people. Soon Clark will be answering for what he has done to the rape victim he is smearing (whose rape he attempted to cover up).

Now back to today’s unethical behavior episode. There are several possibilities to explain this deceptive lie:

  1. Tim Clark was distracted by his non-stop smearing of the rape victim and did not do his homework.
  2. Tim Clark can’t do Algebra.
  3. Tim Clark lied once or twice in the release.
  4. All of the above
    Extra Credit: John Moorlach was asleep at the switch once again and has provided no oversight of his staff (as demonstrated by the cover up of the alleged rape in 2015 as well).

I see that the OC Supervisor Special Election is already off to a felonious start. Lovely. I see that Moorlach is asleep at the switch, yet his crew in the OC political establishment are covering for him. OC Voters deserve better than this sort of unchecked behavior from Moorlach and his staff (as well as the enabling from others).

P.S. for reference I took a screenshot of Page 236 of the OC Statement of the Vote to save those of you on slow computers or cell phones the trouble of looking for the money page:

 

Nov 242020
 

Get a good look. This is the man pushing the OCGOP, Lincoln Club and others (along with Jon F.) to go off the cliff for John Moorlach

We’ve written about former State Senator John Moorlach’s Consultant / Former Chief of Staff Tim Clark for years on the Right On Daily Blog. Expect to see some refreshers so you can re-acquaint yourself with the lack of integrity, demonstrated dishonesty and overall lack of ethics that define Tim Clark. (and we have evidence too) I’ve known Tim Clark as a consultant and have seen his poor political advice, bland messaging, procrastination (everything is last minute with him), what I believe is overbilling, and tactically poor decisions made to maximize his own profit while he shoves everyone else out of the campaign. I’ve seen Clark wreck years-long relationships between candidates and others in order to gain complete control of candidates.

Right now, Tim Clark is working overtime behind the scenes with people on the OCGOP to smear the good name of a rape victim who told him her story. Tim Clark covered up the attack and ample people over the years knew about it. (More coming soon as the bear trap tightens around Clark/Moorlach and crew)

I had warned the former Moorlach Staffer who I believe was raped by Bill Brough that Tim Clark would lie about the events and attempt to smear her. It is happening almost like clockwork. With people like Fred Whitaker whose ego is wrapped up in everything OC (aka he cares more about how the scandals reflect on him than on the party itself), Clark who I know to be a master manipulator has an easy mark and accomplice to further his latest paycheck.

Please note that Tim Clark is on the Right on Daily all time top ten list of political losers (Note: Brough supplanted the corrupt former Sheriff of Riverside County Stan Sniff for number 1)

Allow your intrepid blogger to remind you of how Fred Whitaker responded to the Bill Brough scandal June 24th 2019:

The Bee continued with a fairly detailed story ending with these comments from the feckless void known as Fred Whitaker:

Fred Whitaker, chairman of the Orange County GOP, said the county party will not tolerate harassment but is unaware of any ongoing investigations into Brough’s behavior.

“The Republican Party of Orange County has no tolerance for sexual misconduct,” Whitaker said in a statement. “We are not aware of any pending investigations. All claims of sexual misconduct should be reported to and investigated by law enforcement or state legislative ethics committees to allow for a fair and thorough investigation, so that victims can be heard and an accused can present a defense. If an investigation is initiated, any request for endorsement would be dependent on the results of the investigation. There is no request for endorsement pending at this time.”

Fred Whitaker lied to the Sacramento Bee by omission. He saddled up on a technicality to dodge the question. If he does not Resign in disgrace, the OCGOP should vacate the chair at the next meeting. Whitaker knows full well there is a problem and the committee voted to refer the matter back to the endorsement committee for an investigation – prompting Brough to withdraw his request. The honest answer would have been, “The OCGOP referred the endorsement matter back to the endorsement committee for a review of issues after Mrs. Bartlett’s remarks at the Monday Evening meeting and Mr. Brough withdrew his request for endorsement two days later. As such, there is no current investigation or request for an endorsement”.

Whitaker’s legally-parsed response is yet another example of the moral bankruptcy that is rampant within the ranks of political leaders at all levels. At least we now know where Fred Whitaker stands, avoid the issue at all costs and defend the incumbent.

It took mere weeks for Whitaker to eat major crow as victims and corroboration poured out against Bill Brough. Mark this blogger’s words – climbing in bed with Tim Clark is a career-ending move. If Clark calls someone a liar or attacks their credibility – which Moorlach’s staff also appear to be doing – you can make bank that person is worth listening to.

Then, take a step back and think through how victim shaming is going to look in the community at large. There were a variety of ways for Moorlach to respond, having Tim Clark handle crisis communication is like inviting tobacco companies to research lung cancer.

Meantime – Fred Whitaker is on his way to screwing up colossally for a second time in his tenure as OCGOP Chairman. He has now established a pattern of callous disregard for female victims of misconduct by legislators. This is going to be ammo for the OC Dems and the union Independent Expenditure Committees to use.

Nov 212020
 

Dear OCGOP, I’m back. The unfortunate fact is that the rampage of William “Bill” Brough is going to have lasting effects for years to come. BTW – Brough still has a CCW Permit despite everything that has come out about him. While you guys are asking the tough questions of Moorlach, I’d like to request that some of you call the Sheriff and ask him to reconsider Brough’s CCW. Brough’s rampage against women has a disgusting and brutal nexus within the office of former Senator John Moorlach. (Read on)

When your intrepid blogger took up the case of William “Bill” Brough, it was the day after OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett broke a multi-year silence over an incident that occurred while both were on a local City Council.

It took six months to turn the tide of the OCGOP against William “Bill” Brough as the expose Right on Daily did uncovered devastating facts. We had several victims, including two well known political operatives in Orange County come forward with their stories (some after being outed by Bill Brough himself). This time we do not have six months to drag the Orange County GOP in to action – so please take heed now.

What many of you may have missed is that even more victims have come forward. Specifically, I have written about two sexual assaults perpetrated by Brough against two victims known to me who requested anonymity. I have been reticent to write about a lot of the people who came forward with stories, but I have become convinced that William “Bill” Brough is a monster with a life pattern of hurting women. The pattern of drunkenness, harassment and physical violence by Mr. Brough is well-known in Sacramento as well.

It seems that Sacramento is infested with a special breed. Just recently, Assemblyman Devon Mathis had a second Chief of Staff fired for sexual misconduct by the Assembly Rules Committee. We’ve seen a dozen democrat staffers get lit up just this year by the “Workplace conduct unit” that was established in the #METOO wake. Senator Moorlach got his own turn with said committee as he appears to have acted inappropriately with several females.

But there is more related to former Senator John Moorlach and his long time Consultant and one time Chief of Staff Tim Clark. I have been open and brutal in my criticism of both of them. Part of the brutality is driven by what I know and have not disclosed related to this story. I held many facts in confidence for months while working with the victim to get her assistance and justice. She has recently allowed me to go in to graphic detail about the incident that changed her life forever. (But has still requested I don’t use her name in the blog because she fears for her safety and specifically references Bill Brough and his CCW permit)

We are going to refer to her as “Sue”.

“Sue” was a staffer for Senator John Moorlach in 2015. On or about July 7, 2015 “Sue” had a meeting with Assemblyman Bill Brough at the Elephant Bar on Arden Way in Sacramento. There were legislative issues that crossed boundaries within Orange County that necessitated the meeting. “Sue” and Brough met and she indicated that Brough had been drinking before they met and he had a few more with his dinner. “Sue” and other staffers have indicated multiple times that Brough was well known for being a drunk and a pig to women in the building.

The Pig was about to graduate. Brough followed “Sue” to her car after dinner and proceeded to assault her in the parking lot. He then forced her in to the back of her car and without getting in to the extremely graphic details, Brough raped “Sue”. As is common for rape victims, “Sue” still fears Brough to this day.

Let’s be clear, I know the victim and I believe her. The details are so specific and her recollection of details has it beyond question this event is very real to her.

On or about July 9 or 10 2015, (the 7th was a Tue) “on Thursday or Friday, Tim Clark called me in to his office”, she said. She proceeded to tell your intrepid blogger that Clark noticed that her demeanor had completely changed. According to “Sue” due to the culture that existed at the time in Sacramento, she did not disclose to Clark what had happened when he called her in to his office.

It was later at the CAGOP Convention in September of 2015 (an internet search indicates 9-18-2015 thru 9-20-2015 were the dates) that “Sue” finally broke down and told Tim Clark what happened. The immediate reaction of John Moorlach’s Chief of Staff was to instruct her to tell no one and not to file a complaint with the assembly rules committee. He also discouraged her from going to law enforcement as well.

(Note: Clark was Moorlach’s campaign consultant until Sept 2020 when GOP Senate leadership forced a change due to his incompetence. Moorlach has since re-hired him to run his OC Supervisor campaign)

“Sue” was specific with me, she did not tell Clark that Bill Brough was the perpetrator, Clark himself identified Brough. This is how bad Brough’s reputation was. Moorlach’s office knew. Yet, still they covered up a rape by Bill Brough. John Moorlach is not going to be able to avoid answering for this as the victim has finally had the courage to come forward to the authorities. At some point Moorlach will have to tell what he knew and when he knew it, under oath.

“Sue” was able to hold on until the end of the 2016 session before resigning because she could not endure the situation working in a small office with people that knew what happened to her. John Moorlach never attempted to help, protect or defend his staff member that got raped by Bill Brough.  After three years of working for him, John Moorlach didn’t even bother to reach out to ask why she was leaving.

“Sue” is finally in a career separated from the Sacramento Cesspool and as such, finally felt comfortable coming forward. I can not relate to the fear or the complete dehumanizing violation – but I am told that the fear, reluctance to come forward, time delays and the like are very common with rapes. She has indeed spoken to investigators in the California Legislature and has discussed the involvement of Moorlach’s office several times in 2020.  This formal complaint is still open and I can guarantee that Moorlach’s office involvement in the coverup will be made public.  The Democrats will not hesitate to use it once again to slaughter Moorlach before the election.

Moorlach has no business running for yet another position, while there is an open investigation of his office for covering up the rape of one of his staffers.

John Moorlach lost his election due in no small part to losing several suburban woman votes. The OC Sheriffs absolutely nuked him with the validated claims about his behavior. They are going to decimate the OCGOP (and rightly so) if the Orange County Republican Party doesn’t distance itself from John Moorlach. He is not who you think he is, the magic is gone.

If you are reading this and you are thinking of supporting John Moorlach, think through the optics of a Candidate whose State Senate Office was a party to the cover-up of the rape of one of his staffers. If you think Republicans had problems in Orange County with female voters, inject that issue with steroids given this issue with John Moorlach. It makes the noogie caper pale in comparison, but establishes a pattern between Moorlach and women that is terrible.

If by some miracle, the money spent against Moorlach doesn’t permanently damage his career and he manages to squeeze through in a special election, this cover up will be twice as bad for the entire ticket in two years.  Anyone that has endorsed or will endorse Moorlach will be forever tied to the cover up. Endorsing Moorlach when you know there is an open investigation, makes you complicit.

As you all know, everything I wrote about Bill Brough has stood up to scrutiny. This post about John Moorlach will as well. I invite any political leaders (aka party leadership / local electeds who are truly interested in following up on this) in Orange County to contact me at [email protected] and I will connect you with the victim. Several of you have my cell phone, the number has not changed in 23 years.

It is time for John Moorlach to retire and enjoy his bloated public pension at taxpayer expense.

Oct 152019
 

Dear Senator Moorlach:

In a past campaign I referred to you sarcastically as Moloch. Given the revelations about Planned Parenthood and their behavior, I am convinced that there is literally a Moloch-like cult devoted to abortion like a modern day human sacrifice.

I used the term Moloch only because it was so close in spelling to your name, not because I was trying to equate you to infanticide or abortion.

I don’t apologize for the political attacks in the campaign, that is part of the game as I was helping your opponents. I do, however, apologize for equating you to a pagan God of human sacrifice. Given current events that is simply not funny or defensible as political humor.

With that – Right On Daily endorses you John Moorlach for Re-Election to SD-37. Good Luck.

Apr 192016
 

No incumbent deserves re-election. They have to earn it. Period.

John Moorlach is selfish and does nothing to help anyone but himself. Moorlach is also reputed to be acerbic and aloof to people he deems unimportant and he also holds life-long grudges so the story goes. That was the nexus of Don Wagner’s run against him.

Mimi Walters is a freshman Congresswoman whose inaugural Heritage Score was a “D”. Apparently, this is the nexus for Greg Raths to run against her.

Hold the above thoughts for Dana Rohrabacher’s Press Release:

Statement by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

I intend to run for re-election in 2018.

I very much enjoy and am honored to represent my constituents in the 48th Congressional District. My only plans are to continue to do so in 2016, 2018, and beyond. There has been some recent speculation as to appointments if there is a new Republican Administration.  They are simply speculation at this point and not part of my plans.  I can think of nothing more important than serving my constituents and my country in the United States Congress.  It’s an honor and a privilege.

I am disappointed to hear that Scott Baugh has been raising money for a 2018 campaign against me.  Scott Baugh represented to me and many of my supporters/donors that he would never run against me and was only raising money for when I retire. Baugh now seems to be evolving out of that commitment.  I hope that he would return contributions from those who were assured it would never be used in a race against me.

I am proud that I have served our country and my constituents with integrity and will continue to use my experience and my seniority to look out for their interests.

Scott Baugh is a hypocrite. Fred Whitaker is a hypocrite. Many others in OCGOP Leadership are hypocrites.

Whitaker and the OC GOP leadership are attempting to hold up chartering two local volunteer clubs because they don’t like what I am writing on this blog. I am not sure how I, living 440 miles away have gotten so much power that a few small minded people that can’t handle accountability want to hurt other people to vent their frustrations about what I am writing.

Orange County is turning Blue under their watchful eye. I know some that are trying to stop it – but the institutional inertia for the status quo outweighs morality, innovation and any vision for the future.

Scott Baugh is a former Chairman of the OC GOP. He and others on the OC GOP (including current Chairman Fred Whitaker) in their attempts to defend the status quo pointed out that the over $300k raised by Don Wagner, including the 30+K in recent years directly to the OC GOP did not matter. John Moorlach deserved re-election at all costs.

One such cost will be that $30k that Wagner raised is now gone and Moorlach will not raise a dime. He has told leadership as such – even as they were preparing to try and save him from Don Wagner! Apparently, the OC GOP leadership does not need the $30k, a small price to pay to maintain the status quo.

Mimi Walters was defended by Fred Whitaker in a conference call. His primary defense WAS ALL THE MONEY MIMI WALTERS RAISED FOR THE PARTY. Don Wagner raised more. He does not matter, he is not an incumbent.

Real people don’t look at incumbency. Only other incumbents worried about the precedent and what it means to them. We call this self-serving party organizational suicide.

If Mimi Walters deserves re-election because of her fundraising and recruiting of other candidates – then John Moorlach (the double-dipping, pension-spiking “conservative”) deserved to go.

Nope. The OC GOP has no moral high ground to stand on or credibility in my opinion and I write this as some of the same power brokers are rigging the election of the upcoming Orange County GOP Central Committee.

The OC GOP has no moral basis to oppose Greg Raths or attempt to bully him. They need to stand up and be counted as a part of the establishment that has brought us the rage-based coalition of Donald Trump. Trump’s rise is 100% due to the epic moral failure of GOP leadership characterized by situational ethics and prizing the status quo more than anyone or anything else.

This leads us to Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher was FORCED TO DEFEND HIMSELF. Why? The OC GOP actually looks like they did not defend one of their incumbents!!!

So, I can’t even say the OC GOP are denizens of the Status-Quo? It appears that the desire to avoid conflict took them in to a state of paralysis.

Dear Congressman Rohrabacher. I don’t know you. I have met you only once. I will defend you. You deserve better than to be discarded by a new generation of self-serving pseudo-conservative opportunists.

Not everyone in the OCGOP are bad people. There are many good, solid people there. It is time to discard Scott Baugh. It is time to discard Fred Whitaker and let’s get leadership with consistency to principle and a spine.

As a concluding note: To my friends in the newly forming OC GOP volunteer clubs, my apologies if the leadership of the OC GOP uses me as an excuse to protect the status quo. If they deny your charter because of me, that’s on them, not you.