Sep 232012

Jim Nielsen is beating a drum – if you hammer him for his record, you’re a liar. Click here to see our post from last year lambasting Jim Nielsen for his role in decimating the CAGOP Platform.

Unfortunately, for gentleman Jim, he has been in office too long to get away with anything. Actually, he has been on both sides of so many issues he is using that to double-speak any of his critics. Case and point – Periphrial Canal – He opposed Jerry Brown’s Canal, but supported George Deukmejian’s. He voted to put Prop 14 on the ballot, but then opposed Prop 14 once on the ballot. He called members of the legislature to go up on Prop 1A – the largest tax increase in state history, then voted against it on the floor of the Assembly.

Nielsen was also on both sides of the California Republican Party Platform debate. But, what he did as a member of the drafting committee was so egregious that he will not recover politically from the exposure.

In the drafting Committee – the minutes show that Jim Nielsen was out in front, leading the charge for the Platform for California’s Future. This platform had the pro-life, prop-8, 2nd amendment, and a whole bunch of other Republican issues stripped out of it.

It was so watered down that it even had the ethics section deleted! Click here for a full analysis between the previous CRP platform and the one that Jim Nielsen advocated for.

Click here to see the minutes from the Platform Drafting Committee MeetingNielsen was the first to speak towards its’ adoption and he made the motion to adopt said platform (Called the Platform for California’s Future). Conservative leaders Mike Spence and Craig DeLuz led the opposition.

Note as well that there were amendments proposed to bring parts of the “Pruner Platform” in to the Jim Nielsen Platform. They were all torpedoed.

The amendment to add paragraphs 3-8 of page 8 was adding Pro-Life language to the Nielsen platform. It was voted down. The amdnement to add paragraph 2 of page 5 was adding Prop-8 to the Nielsen platform. It was voted down.

I was called the day of the Drafting committee meeting by Steve Frank and I also spoke to Craig DeLuz. They both told me that Jim Nielsen was leading the debate for the watered-down platform the entire meeting. Mike Spence later confirmed the same story and he added that David Stafford Reade (who was expelled from CRA for 10 years for committing fraud) was there with Jim Nielsen.

You see, when legislative staff come forward to tell me that Jim Nielsen is making calls to try and recruit people to support the largest tax increase in state history – it gets my attention. When these same staffers tell me that Nielsen played let’s-make-a-deal on tossing three dams in Siskiyou County as part of Arnold’s water bond (which could go on the ballot at any time, still)… it gets my attention. Then when something like the Platform fight features Jim Nielsen it all makes sense.

There are times when Jim Nielsen’s own tendencies put him in a place where calling his critics liars just simply can not obfuscate the truth.

Jim Nielsen calls himself a Conservative because he is not. He attempted to destroy the CAGOP Platform – largely due to this blog criticizing him  – Jim Nielsen reversed himself and actually voted against the Platform he had moved to adopt and voted for the “Pruner Platform” in the entire Platform Committee.

Add this to the list of Jim Nielsen’s flip-flops – but this one is clearly an effort to save face after getting exposed.

P.S. – remember that $133k that Charles Munger invested in Nielsen? Charles Munger spent a reputed $250k on the effort to gut the CRP Platform. David Stafford Reade was paid to run the proxy drill in the north state for Munger. The $133k from Munger certainly looks like Jim Nielsen’s reward for services rendered. If Nielsen really supported a Conservative CAGOP Platform would Charles Munger have dropped $133k in to him?

Sep 222012

Please note that Jim Nielsen’s scheduler had indicated that Nielsen had this on his schedule – inexplicably Jim Nielsen did not attend.

Want to know one of the reasons why David Stafford Reade, Karen England, Jim Nielsen, Dave Gilliard et. al. have persisted in their attempts to destroy me and their attempts to meet out revenge? (The current rendition is their run at the Placer GOP Cent Com)

We cleaned out all the fake CRA Units. Jim Nielsen had been endorsed by the CRA twice for his Assembly Runs. Not any more.

Jim Nielsen was held accountable for his record, as such, he did not receive a single vote from the CRA.

Dan Logue, the author of Prop 23 that would have repealed AB32 got 100% of the votes.

Four CRA Units Met – Yuba, Nevada, Butte and Placer. (Ironically, each of those GOP Cent Coms have endorsed Dan Logue as well…)

Nevada County Endorses Dan Logue 16-2

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Sep 202012

David Stafford Gilliard and David Stafford Reade have to be feeling some acute pain right about now.

Yuba GOP – Unanimous

Butte GOP 18-2

Placer GOP 16-8

Nevada GOP 16-2

Jim Nielsen’s tepid support in Republican Grassroots is manifesting itself.

The bottom line is that Ted Gaines has been smoked out and got Smoked by the Nevada GOP.

This is a lesson to Dave Gilliard about what happens when your desire for absolute control takes you in to Central Committee Politics. Gilliard’s client (Jim Nielsen) is getting his ass kicked repeatedly and another one of Gilliard’s clients – Ted Gaines had to screw over more people before this meeting.

Only the very liberal Shasta GOP Committee endorsed Nielsen thus far.

In other news – I re-verified with my sources Jim Nielsen’s complicity in negotiating Dam Removals in Siskiyou County as part of Arnold’s Water Bond and the fact that Nielsen was calling Republican Members to see who would go up on Prop 1A. I was assailed as a liar for making both assertions – that are insisted to be true by those in the capital that told me.

Jim Nielsen spotted in Nevada County!

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Sep 092012

Not pictured is David Stafford Reade in a clown suit. My source could not fit them both in the same picture…

Apparently, Jim Nielsen decided to don a Duck suit to duck the voters of Nevada County once they started to become aware of his stellar record of raising taxes, expanding government and general and overall compromise in Sacramento.

I am sure Mr. Nielsen will need to wear the Duck suit more often once his relationship with then Governor and current Governor Jerry Brown comes to light.

Hint: In Nielsen’s previous tenure in Sacramento, he was Brown’s go to guy in the State Senate.

Credit for the picture goes to the Nevada County Onion.

Jim Nielsen vs Dan Logue – Classic Squish Vs. Conservative Race

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Sep 062012

We’ve seen it all before – a Republican race with a Moderate Candidate who calls himself a Conservative vs a Real Conservative who does not need to call himself one because he lives it.

Jim Nielsen is a squish. I could care less about his residency BS. Everyone knows that he does not live in the double-wide in Gerber, he lives in a big fat $1million house in Woodland. The problem is that the courts don’t care and the folks in office in Tehama County are more than willing to run cover for him.

My biggest issue with Jim Nielsen? He voted to put Prop 14 on the ballot.

There is a second issue – Jim Nielsen is currently under a real FPPC investigation for breaking state campaign finance laws. He basically directed $32,000 through the Tehama County Republican Central Committee in to the campaign of David Stafford Reade puppet Bob Williams.

There is a third issue – Jim Nielsen was part of the team that negotiated Prop 1A and the Budget that resulted in the largest tax increase in state history. He was making calls trying to figure out which Assemblymembers would go up on that budget vote before chickening out and leaving Roger Niello to be that third vote.

This is just the surface on Jim Nielsen and I am getting warmed up.

Dan Logue – he put together a ballot measure Prop 23 that would have repealed AB32. Even if Nielsen was not a squish – you’d never see that sort of leadership from him.

No amount of trying to control circumstances will be able to fix David Stafford Reade’s critically flawed client… to be continued…