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…

Feb 182019

The first thing are these Jade Statues they are trying to turn in to Bitcoin. It is an all cash business and all unregistered, unregulated and unlicensed. Worse, the solicitation is for non-us investors, apparently to get around regulatory oversight in California and the USA. This is also apparently how he gets around scrutiny from Insurance interests for his outside businesses.

Watch this video and ask yourself if this looks legitimate

One of Peter Kuo’s companies is based in the ZGC Capital Building which has been a focal point of the Pentagon for industrial espionage and President Trump’s trade war with China.

Politico: How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology “But it’s not always easy to trace the money back to a single source, let alone determine what connection that source has to Beijing’s Communist leadership. Haiyin Capital, a Beijing-based VC firm, is partially backed by a state-run Chinese company, according to a company release. Also complex is ZGC Capital Corporation — located in Silicon Valley and focused on providing startups with basic business help — is a subsidiary of a state-owned enterprise funded by the Beijing government, according to the organizations’ websites. Attempts to reach each organization were unsuccessful.”

The Financial Times: The tech fear behind Donald Trump’s trade war with China “Yet the incubator could also just as easily be ground zero in a 21st-century innovation war between the world’s two largest economies. Behind the Silicon Valley and Boston facilities is Zhongguancun Development Group, a venture capital fund that originated in Beijing’s technology district and is owned by the city’s municipal government. It is at the sharp end of what has become one of the most neuralgic issues in Washington.”

(Photo credit: Peter Kuo’s Facebook page. With Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna, Democratic Assemblyman Kansen Chu, and an unknown woman at the ZGC Innovation Center)

Kuo’s business advertises that it can connect Americans with Chinese Venture Capital Money…

President Trump has been staring down China in a trade war, and he has been effective and has forced them to the bargaining table. He has taken the step of banning Chinese technology from being used in American infrastructure.

So why then is Peter Kuo, an American businessman, working for the interests of China in China?

If you missed the first installment of our expose’ on the business dealings of Peter Kuo, it is linked here. It does not take an attorney to figure out that a lot of this stuff will make terrible optics for an American audience.

The Economist had something to say about the alarming wave of Chinese interests taking over American Companies:

In coming days President Donald Trump is expected to sign into effect the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernisation Act (FIRRMA), which establishes more vigilant reviews of foreign investments into American companies, including startups, on national-security grounds. While Mr Trump and China continue to spar over trade tariffs, FIRRMA reflects a fight over Chinese investment in American technology startups that is less visible but which nonetheless may have serious consequences for Silicon Valley.

Big deals with national-security implications have long been scrutinized. America’s powerful Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has reviewed attempts by foreigners to take controlling stakes in domestic firms where their presence could weaken national security. But minority investments in startups went unremarked, though the firms may hold sensitive innovations in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), biotechnology, 3D printing and more.

If (a big if) you believe that Peter Kuo’s business ventures are legitimate – then you’ve accepted that he is actively engaged in getting Chinese investors to buy American Companies. This is not a good look for the California Republican Party.

Secondly, we posted a list of questions that have still gone unanswered by Mr. Kuo. If Mr. Kuo is unable to answer questions from ordinary CAGOP Delegates, what will he do when the national media comes calling? (fold like a cheap lawnchair?)

As we looked for answers, we came across a Pentagon report about the alarming rate of Chinese takeovers of US based tech companies.

HONG KONG — China is investing in Silicon Valley start-ups with military applications at such a rapid rate that the United States government needs tougher controls to stem the transfer of some of America’s most promising technologies, a Pentagon report says.

There are few restrictions on investing in American start-ups that focus on artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and robotics, the report contends, and China has taken advantage. Beijing, the report says, is encouraging its companies to invest for the purpose of pushing the country ahead in its strategic competition with the United States.

In some instances, Chinese companies have made under-the-radar investments intended to dodge the oversight of a government agency, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, known as Cfius.

So, has Mr. Kuo been arranging transactions like the above or are his companies shells with no income? In just the last year, it appears from our research that Mr. Kuo has shut down two of his entities.

In a recent post about Mr. Kuo’s frequent, 3-week-plus trips overseas, we revealed a few more potential issues. The company highlighted above DCLUSA was featured in the post:

Another business venture is linked here. You will notice that there is limited information on the three-page site. It is a startup consulting company that alleges to recruit investors from China, Taiwan and Indonesia. I am struck by the typos on the site, lack of “Who we are”, the lack of testimonials and no physical or mailing address listed.

The post highlighted a Russian-Chinese Aircraft Manufacturing Interest that Mr. Kuo is attempting to start up. Kuo’s facebook is replete with posts about this company, its Russian investor friend of his, and the Chinese factory where these products will be manufactured for an unknown market. At the same time our President is stressing bringing back jobs to America, much of Peter Kuo’s business efforts seem to be aimed in the opposite direction, other than his insurance business.

At worst, these multiple offshore business dealings (crypto currency, Russia/China aircraft manufacture, helping Chinese plutocrats invest in US technology companies, and more) raise serious questions about their legitimacy and policy issues.

At best, the businesses are legitimate, yet look like they are competing with President Trump’s attempts to stop China from compromising our technology.

Somewhere in the middle is the fact that Kuo is gone out of the USA for as much as 6 months a year. Somewhere in the middle are the terrible optics of the unregistered securities and the Chinese Venture Capital – which side of these transactions does Peter represent? It’s unclear.

Some of these businesses do not have any visible activities – are they elaborate shells, that are being used for other purposes?

In case you wanted more information as to why the President is taking steps to reign in Chinese takeovers of American Businesses – see this Politico Article:

In fact, a six-month POLITICO investigation found that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the main vehicle for protecting American technology from foreign governments, rarely polices the various new avenues Chinese nationals use to secure access to American technology, such as bankruptcy courts or the foreign venture capital firms that bankroll U.S. tech startups.

The committee, known by its acronym CFIUS, isn’t required to review any deals, relying instead on outsiders or other government agencies to raise questions about the appropriateness of a proposed merger, acquisition or investment. And even if it had a more formal mandate, the committee lacks the resources to deal with increasingly complex cases, which revolve around lines of code and reams of personal data more than physical infrastructure.

Unbelievable. Also, what exactly happens on these trips? To be continued…