Jan 312020

Hat tip to Chad Mayes AD-42 NPP Assemblyman for catching the over 100 Facebook Ads loaded in the CAGOP’s Facebook account. The Oligarchy of Controlled Failure has struck again…

First Off – your intrepid blogger has gotten persistent and nagging rumors (all hearsay, but from people with tentacles in DC) that Shannon Grove is interviewing for a Job in the Trump Administration. She has been seen in Washington DC and my inside sources indicate it was for more than legislative business. Note – Grove and Congressional Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy are allies politically. This means then, that IF TRUE, Grove would be well positioned for said job.

The significance of this can not be understated. The CAGOP is leaderless and rudderless. The people on the inside know the titanic is headed for the iceberg yet again and Grove is facing the loss of at least two of her colleagues, maybe as many as 4. Senator Jeff Stone jumped late last year, so why not Grove As well?

In case you missed my piece on why I believe the CAGOP will lose 2-4 State Senators, you can catch it here.

I am also being told that the cash cow RNC Delegation Drill in California is not going smoothly. The drill is a multi-million dollar operation being run by CAGOP Chair Jessica Patterson, Andy Garakhani and David Stafford Reade (among others) they will be splitting hundreds of thousands in commission dollars.

Speaking of things not going smoothly – I was alerted to Chad Mayes’ twitter feed where he was bragging about his leftist message being adopted by the CRP. I went to the CAGOP’s Facebook page and literally saw over 100 new ads dated 1-27-2020. They all ran for brief periods of time. You can see them under the new Facebook transparency feature. They were ads about Gun-Grabbing, Climate Change, “Dreamers” and a Non-Partisan Legislature. I did not get a picture about the “Common Sense Gun Laws” or Background Check advocacy pieces, but I did get others… read on.

When I worked for Travis Allen for CAGOP Chair – we warned you about “Reframing the message”. This was the $500K waste of money commissioned by the former Republican Chad Mayes. The whole aim was how to adopt democrat talking points as Republicans. Steve Frank warned you.

We warned you that this would become the calling card of the Jessica Patterson-David Reade-Andy Gharakhani GOP. We knew the vision of failed GOP Leadership was to use marionettes to control the outcome of the election and the party to crush dissent and usher in the “New Way”.

As seen on Chad Mayes’ Twitter Feed – DREAMers Ad Paid for by CAGOP

As seen on the CAGOP’s Facebook Page – FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

This one may as well have been written by Chad Mayes himself!

I read other people’s writings and they allege that the Suicide of the CAGOP has been deliberate. Travis Allen was right. Steve Frank was right. The CAGOP is leaderless and rudderless. I am not sure what they think they will gain as they have spent $700K+ on facebook since 2018, and if this is what they are sending people will just vote for the real thing. (ahem, democrats)

Chad Mayes also looks like an idiot for bolting the GOP as they adopted his talking points – look at the gloating on his twitter feed and the encouragement from the swamp creatures, lobbyists and consultants on his feed.

Given that Shannon Grove is reputedly looking to jump ship along with Brian Jones (who is running for Congress) and Jeff Stone is already gone from the State Senate – what a vote of confidence that is from the people on the inside about the future of the CAGOP?

Meantime, us rubes get looked down upon disdainfully because we actually believe in something, it appears that more than Chad Mayes hold that disdain for the rest of us.

Now you can read this piece about why I think we are in for a loss of 4-7 seats in the Assembly with renewed meaning. 2 Have already bolted, as many as three more are expected to bolt and a few more may lose outright. Given what’s going on can you blame any of them for jumping off a sinking ship?

There is a part of me that is actually glad that the Consultants and Staff took over the CAGOP and that Jessica Patterson and crew aborted conservatives off all of the Committees of the CAGOP. There are no straw men left to blame and they own the entire disaster. Now that gives even more clarity to why Mrs. Grove may be looking to bolt herself.

To be continued…

Sep 052019

You can find some amazing things in internet archivesdid you know that CAGOP Vice Chair Peter Kuo was a senior advisor to Congressman Ro Kanna? Perhaps some of the party faithful should inquire of Mr. Kuo about his side gig. I do notice that this biography does not include mention of JDX Coin. (Remember that one?)

Peter Kuo – international man of mystery and an inviting target for some serious issues within the CAGOP.

There is some pending drama with the California College Republicans. There are now two groups, the CFCR which is where the squishes and establishment types went after a disaster of an election process a few years ago. The CCR seems to be where the Conservatives and the Libertarian wackjobs went. For me, it is kind of like watching the Chargers Play the 49ers. No one to root for.

All this said, there are some very interesting sidebars. #1 The national college republicans are run by trump-hating country clubbers and chose to recognize the squishes. (CFCR) #2 Both the CCR and CFCR are split evenly between trump haters and trump lovers – yet the CCR is trying to claim the trump mantle. #3 I’ve been told that CAGOP Chair Jessica Patterson has taken a side, but not the one people think. It appears that neither group is going to get de-chartered, rather the permanent charter of the CCR is going to get removed from the by-laws and both groups recognized.

Since I think permanent charters are recipe for membership fraud (paper units, fake members, etc) because there is no bi-annual audit by the volunteer Organizations Committee – I’d favor eliminating them all.

David Stafford Reade and crew have been running a proxy drill. It is likely that they will have more proxies than bodies as this convention will be lightly attended. Be on the look out for the leadership text messages telling people how to vote – similar to the message telling people to vote for Peter Kuo.

They will be interested in controlling resolutions, rule change 9 that removes CCR from the list of permanent charters, controlling endorsements and of course protecting their precious Prop 14.

I doubt Bill Brough will be in attendance if yes, check his burbon level. 10 trips to Safeway, 5 Trips to Bevmo and a Custom Bar all show up as office expenses. I’d never leave the office ever if I was him… but I did think this recent facebook post was quite ironic related to his drinking…

How many people show to the CAGOP Convention? How do the late announced speakers work out? Is brough bringing Lorena Gonzalez with him to the open bar at the CAGOP Convention?

P.S. someone please send me a copy of the treasurer’s report – I’ve been told the numbers will show some life, I’d love to see them!