Placer County Republican Central Committee Saga in 1000 Words

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Dec 012012
 

It has gotten back to me that Tea Party members are bragging about how they have “Taken Over” the Placer GOP Central Committee.

It appears that these Tea Party members know everything and that they have decided to start their efforts to save the Republican Party by attacking one of only three counties who have maintained their Republican numbers over the last four years.

Why aren’t those Tea Party members trying to set up operations in Sacramento County? Yolo County? – that is totally Blue Country.

It is simple – to genesis of the Tea Party war against the Placer GOP Central Committee can be found in the Rick Keene vs Doug LaMalfa state senate race. One of Doug LaMalfa’s biggest beneficiaries, Karen England went to war and got to several local Tea parties who were looking for the boogie man.

It appears that Dave Gilliard helped with a media drill as David Stafford Reade, Mark Spannagel and England wanted to make an example out of the Placer GOP’s leadership. This culminated with an article on the front page of the Sacramento Bee that was never substantiated. (Linked here is a .pdf of the story from the Modesto Bee, published the same day as it appears that Dave Gilliard got the Sacramento Bee to remove the story) In the article, Doug LaMalfa accused the Placer GOP is committing felonies including money laundering and influence peddling.

Karen England herself said at the January 2011 organizational meeting that the FBI had visited her house in October to talk about the Placer GOP’s finances. This charge of an FBI investigation has been repeated by Phyllis Wing, Dan Catania, Bonnie McAdams, Leah Cavanaugh and others in local tea parties. It has now been over two years and no one has been visited by the FBI.

However, the Tea Party members who think they know better have refused this blogger’s attempts at communication and the only interaction I have had with them is when Placer GOP events have put us in the same place.

Doug LaMalfa / Jim Nielsen’s operation had co-opted a network of Tea Parties all over the north state. That network appears to be emerging from the influence of those two as the recent Race that LaMalfa had for congress exposed a lot of his hypocricy and the real investigation in to LaMalfa’s Chief of Staff has caused most reasonable people to re-evaluate.

At some point – those of us attacked by LaMalfa get to call BS. My interactions with the local Tea Parties have largely been negative. I have known many to espouse conspiracy theories and anyone that has been in the GOP circles for a long time is treated with suspicion – except for electeds. I have also discovered many people talking behind my back and planning to do in conservative volunteers by virtue of forwarded emails.

The cause? Doug LaMalfa. Ted Gaines. Dave Gilliard. Jim Nielsen.

It is natural, they want to maintain control. Those of us that know them the best stand in opposition to them as we understand that they are not good for the Republican brand.

I know Jim Nielsen to be a fraud – he claims to be a Conservative, yet his record is anything but. The local Tea Party took Nielsen’s word for it, despite proof and walked thousands of pieces for Nielsen while allowing some really bad people they said they opposed to get re-elected to local office.

I know Doug LaMalfa to be a fraud. Despite irrefutable proof – several in local tea parties still worship at his political feet. Both Jim Nielsen and Doug LaMalfa have been proven to have participated in efforts to decimate the California Republican Party platform in a manner that no Tea Party member would approve of, but Doug LaMalfa’s explanation of it not mattering since there was no vote is accepted.

Yet – an alleged FBI investigation and allegations made by those two against Republican volunteers are believed. This is the self-righteous arrogance and stupidity that I have seen from the local tea party members. Not all are like this – but those that ran for Central Committee appear to be of this ilk. And, again – I would retract these statements, but there appears to be no desire by those actors to respond to my attempts to communicate.

My issues with the Gaines are very simple. The number of people they have screwed over is a large list. I have been very clear that my issue with Beth Gaines is that she is incompetent. Neither represents the GOP well.

Simply showing up and voting no does not cut it.

But, does any of it matter? Republicans are irrelevant in Sacramento and this drama is indeed part of the cause.

I am waiting for these local Tea Party members to actually attempt to have a dialogue. I am getting tired of hammering them, but every time I get intel back to me – it shows the same theme:

It’s all about Jim Nielsen, Doug LaMalfa, Ted Gaines, Beth Gaines and everyone that does not support them is the enemy.

As such, these so-called conservatives are ready to align themselves with liberal Republicans to attempt an overthrow of Conservatives on the Placer GOP Cent Com. (Aided and abetted by Charles Munger)

The players: Murriel Oles – rumored to be running for chairman. She openly opposed Conservative hero Tom McClintock, advocating for his primary opponent Michael Babich.

Cheryl Bly-Chester – in the opinion of this blogger, she filed an FPPC complaint against the Placer GOP, she has attacked several Placer GOP leaders in the community and is so far left that she was endorsed by the libertarians for her assembly run. She is also terminally disruptive at Cent Com Meetings.

Jon Green – President of the Moderate Group, Placer County Republican Congress. This group also lists Tea Party member Phyllis Wing on their board of directors.

Mike Holmes – Liberal Republican Auburn Councilmember – he ran against Conservative Congressman John Doolittle twice, he has supported every school bond and parcel tax in his area and he has also repeated vacuous corruption charges several times in an attempt to gain political advantage.

Leah Cavanaugh / Dianne Foster – leaders in the Auburn Women’s Fed. This group is one of the most moderate Republican groups in the county. Again, they apparently supported Tom McClintock’s Primary opponent as evidenced by photos and testimony from several sources.

You see, Tea Party members like Gary Hall, Dan Catania, Carol Wilson, Phyllis Wing, Bonnie McAdams and others are going to have to align themselves with a group of Pro-Choice, No on Prop 8 liberal Republicans who are known to support tax increases (like Placer Legacy) in order to do the bidding of Doug LaMalfa and Jim Nielsen to meet out revenge on the Conservatives.

This is the jam that they are in. I hope for their sake that these Tea Party members understand they are being used. But, then again, these are the same people that believe that there is corruption on the committee as well.

This is a microcausm of why the GOP is dead in California. Jim Nielsen. Doug LaMalfa. Dave Gilliard. Ted Gaines. Beth Gaines.

It’s all about control. (Of nothing)

But, if the Tea party members do what’s expected – maybe just maybe the aforementioned will get the revenge they have craved since 2010, or will they?

 

The GOP’s Suicide Pact – the Debt Ceiling “Deal”

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Aug 102011
 

Update: The Dow dove 521 points today – the 3rd time in the last five days that the market has lost 500+ points. Thanks to Washington D.C. we can all grab our ankles now – this is the debt deal rally.

He’s baaaaaack.

I remember watching the 2007, 2008 budget debates in California as the Republicans were self congratulating over passing a train-wreck budget because it didn’t raise taxes.

Then there was the Debt Ceiling Deal recently passed at the Federal Level – it is a deal that Jerry Brown would love. No spending cuts, lots of smoke and mirrors and was rewarded by Standard and Poors with an unprecedented downgrade of the USA’s credit rating.

What was the response from the Left? Arrest the leaders of S&P, it’s all Bush’s fault! What was the response from the Right? See – we didn’t raise taxes – you should love us for this.

Like someone with battered woman syndrome or Stockholm syndrome – the Republican leadership drinks the Kool-Aid again.

What was the response of real America?

62% believe spending cuts mean slowing the pace of spending. So does S&P and Moody’s who are ready to downgrade the USA again at the end of the year.

But the GOP leadership are still chugging the Kool-Aid.

67% favor spending cuts in all Government Programs. Not the GOP leadership.

Only three members of California’s Republican delegation agreed with 67% of America.

Yet the idiots in the media and in the halls of Government are acting like S&P and Moody’s are the bad guys – heck S&P and Moody’s were the nimrods that climbed in bed with the Obama bailouts and his government takeovers of several large US companies. Moody’s rated Lehman Brothers 4 stars the day before they collapsed.

If S&P, Moody’s and America can figure it out – why can’t the GOP leadership? If S&P and Moody’s all the sudden have recovered their integrity and 67% of America says cut spending – meaning a substantial number of Obama’s voters from 2008 are saying this too, it really does suggest that the GOP leadership are intent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory again.

I close with a quote from Financial Guru Dave Ramsey:

“If the US Government was a family, they would be making $58,000 a year, spending $75,000 a year, & they’re $327,000 in credit card debt. They are currently proposing REALLY BIG spending cuts to reduce their spending to $72,000 a year. These are the actual proportions of the federal budget & debt, reduced to a level that we can understand.”

From this blogger to GOP leadership – STEP AWAY FROM THE KOOL-AID.

CA SD-01 Update: Barbara Alby Has Issues: Her Supporters are making Scorched Earth

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Oct 232010
 

Ever since Barbara Alby got in to the CA SD-01 race, it seems Alby has been on a single-minded public rampage against Ted Gaines.

There have been some scant attacks on Niello – but his $10Billion Spending Increase vote, votes to give away the store to the public employee unions and his vote for the largest tax increase in state history have gotten little or no attention from Alby. (Alby’s site has some – but Alby rarely addresses Niello in public)

And I thought Barbara Alby was the “True Conservative in the CA SD-01 Race.

Truth is – I supported her for board of equalization when a lot of her current supporters were supporting George Runner.

Alby supporters are attacking the CRA, an orginization she’d been active in years ago but has been seen in sparingly in the last 10 years. Why – the CRA was going to endorse Ted Gaines and Karen England was spreading a malicious rumor that endorsement was bought.

Psychotic Alby supporter Ken Campbell perpretrated that rumor about the CRA emdorsement again.

No one is entitled to a CRA endorsement. Ted Gaines earned it with his 90+% CRA Scorecard –

Barbara Alby has very little money and has spent her time attacking Ted Gaines only – another of her supporters, supporting her only because those of us on the Placer County Republican Central Committee are supporting Ted Gaines wrote this:

Fellow Patriots, while the NorCal Tea Party Patriots leadership and other Northern California Tea Party “Patriots” group leaders (emphasis on Tea Party “Patriot” groups, other Tea Party groups are still out here uncorrupted and want to expose the truth on ALL sides of the isle) choose to go along with this corruption and not inform their groups of the “real Ted Gaines” due to political favors that were given to them for their 9-12 Event, the rest of us within the Tea Party Movement are still fighting the fight uncorrupted.

Scorched earth – Barbara Alby style. Everyone who supports your opponent is corrupt and only you are the true Conservative.

Of course while you turn a blind eye to the man who voted in the largest tax increase in California History. (At least her “tea party” supporter is equal opportunity as evidenced below – gotta love it)

Some people take this stuff so personally. Attribution for the above cartoon goes to Karen England ally and former Nor Cal Tea Party activist Jim Moore.

Alby could learn something from this guy – he attacked Keene and Niello for supporting the 2007 budget (which raised spending $10 billion but did not raise taxes)… but Alby has yet to do so.

Makes you wonder Barbara Alby is trying to accomplish by running, really.

And, speaking of Karen England – she’s supporting Roger Niello. This is certainly a bizarre election.

Rex Babin Cartoon Sums it up:

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Sep 172010
 

Link for attribution to the Sacramento Bee

 The Cartoon sums up how many of us in Placer County Feel. We have busted our tails for years only to have many in the local tea party believe the insane rantings of a few with personal axes to grind.

Some of the more vocal leaders in the Tea Party have continued their attacks in the General Election and are bent on disrupting those of us trying to elect Republicans.

Yeah they are angry all right and they give the Dems a free pass while they attack Republicans.

Babin is a left-wing moonbat… he made this Cartoon to slam the Tea Party and to try to marginalize them. In many areas the Tea Party is functional and productive – In Placer, many of their leaders are unstable Political Anarchists. (And the Bee uses their rantings as source data for their articles slamming the GOP Cent Com)

Instead of helping Sam Aanestad in the primary – the most viable Conservative – they have recruited a candidate for Lt. Governor now and are actively involved in trying to help Gavin Newsome get elected Lt. Governor.

Nice, Huh.

Jul 152010
 

God Bless Dave Cox. A good man and someone who let it fly on the floor of the legislature with some of the most memorable quotes ever.

With his passing – there has been a flurry of rumors as to who is going to run to replace him.

1. Roger Niello – the choice of the deceased Senator. Cox wrote Niello a $7800 check literally the day he died. Niello followed Cox up the ladder from Supervisor to Assembly and you’d assume that Cox had the 1st Senate district drawn for himself and also for his protege’ Niello. Rumor also has it that Doug Ose – who goes back 20+ years with Roger Niello is going to throw his considerable weight behind Niello.

Niello’s Achilles heel? He voted for the Feb 2009 budget with the largest tax increase in state history.

2. Ted Gaines – like Niello had a State Senate Campaign account open, with $500K in it already. Gaines is a Conservative who made the right endorsements from a Conservative perspective.

Gaines’ Achilles heel? There is a perception in insider circles that Gaines is distant and controlled by his staff. This perception started when Gaines made an abortive run for Congress in late 2007 after only having been in the Assembly for about 6-8 months.

Ted Gaines has also never run a competitive race. However, Doug LaMalfa had never run a competitive race and he smoked Rick Keene who outspent him… Gaines has the same political consultant that LaMalfa does.

3. Dan Logue – the proponent of Prop 23 whose Assembly District overlaps the 1st Senate district to the north of Ted Gaines Assembly District.

Dan Logue is the absolute WildCard. The notariety that he is getting and will be getting from going head-on against Arnold and the global warming cult should boost him substantially.

Dan Logue carries none of the baggage that either Ted Gaines or Roger Niello bring to the table. Dan Logue can also raise money – but can he raise enough to compete with the Niello establishment and the $500K head start of Ted Gaines?

Other names are being rumored – only because this is a special election with a different dynamic.

Right now – if I were Ted Gaines and Roger Niello, I would be on the phone trying to convince Dan Logue not to run.

As for this blogger – the headache of the 2010 cycle continues.

Blogger’s Note – Dave Cox was a statesman and a great man. He condolences to his family and staff in this difficult time –

please do not construe this blog post as anything other than an analysis of the political intrigue and a recitation of several insider conversations that Senator Cox’ untimely passing has brought on.