Jul 202017
 

Today (7/20/2017), the Assembly Republican Caucus met and did not depose Chad Mayes. Their meeting was too short for a leadership vote to happen so we are told.

The real story as put to me is that democrat members were texting Republican members trying to hurry them back on to the floor to finish business in order to make their flights. Please note, the democrats can make quorum by themselves without any Republicans present.

That said, it is the opinion of this blogger that the democrat texting drill to disrupt the caucus meeting was orchestrated.

Chad Mayes Chief of Staff is Joe Justin, he also doubles as a political consultant running some campaigns every election cycle. Justin is also quite liberal for a Republican and is alleged to have advised Ling-Ling Chang to vote yes on some anti-gun bills in advance of her senate run.

Mr. Justin is also quite intelligent and methodical. It makes sense to me after plotting the events on a timeline that this whole thing was in the works weeks ago being guided by Mr. Justin and others and was played out like political theater for the masses. Too bad the masses became enraged by the sell-out. Mr. Justin’s view of the world is germane as his advice is typically leaning left of center on issues of the day. It is also fair to assume that said advice is colored by his worldview.

Many will recall that Chad Mayes was tweeting 5 days before the sell out that “there was no deal”. This was on 7/13, a day after…

On July 12, CIR-Endorsed Governor Candidate John Cox blasted Cap and Trade and the impending deal. He coined the term #CAPANDTRAITORS

On July 14, after backlash from activists, Chad Mayes sent out a carefully worded press release to try to get people off the scent. We here at Right on Daily recognized it was a ruse.

Hours later there was a media story about a ballot measure proposed by Chad Mayes as part of a sell out on Cap and Trade.

July 18th, the deed is done. Cap and Trade Passes with 8 Republicans in support.

Within hours, pre-produced TV ads start airing in support of the sellouts. This suggests that the ads were being produced even before Chad Mayes allegedly had his “deal”. This again shows premeditation.

If that was not enough, a long dead PAC, inactive since 2002 was brought back from the dead to be used for said effort. See Arthur Schaper writing about the effort using CARE (PAC) to support Devon Mathis.

In the interim Chad Mayes was quoted as saying, “Man I’m so tired, I was at a Bruno Mars concert last night” – that was a real quote in the halls of government.

Then, 7/20/2017 the revolt within the caucus was supposed to come to a head. It was clear that the vote to depose Chad Mayes would be close – then the antics detailed above occurred in order to delay the inevitable.

Mr. Mayes has a fundraiser at $500 a person on 7/27. Since he is still leader, he will be able to hit the swamp ATM for more cash in order to try to save himself in 2018 from a primary challenge.

The goal was for Mayes to be able to save face and leave with his pride. A key rule in politics is to never admit fault and save face as much as possible. He has lost his ability to lead and it is clear in the caucus.

BTW – as a footnote, it has come to my attention that Brian Manschein voted yes on procedural votes before voting no on Cap and Trade. It was also presented to me that Dante Acosta and Frank Bigelow were attempting to make deals of their own, ultimately voting no when said deals were not consummated. I am aware of one more member alleged to have made comments in support of the deal behind closed doors, yet opposed it in public. It turns out that the sellout almost infected the entire Assembly GOP Caucus, and most had no clue the outrage it would fuel.

In addition, Chad Mayes sordid personal life was exposed in the process.

We have all been affected severely by Mr. Mayes Mid-Life crisis – it is time to remove him from leadership and office so he can watch Bruno Mars concerts with his girlfriend util his divorce is final. Mr. Mayes, please leave the rest of us alone so we can pick up the pieces.

Jul 202017
 
Want to make a difference? Join California Impact Republicans – we lead when others cower in the corner.
This is a resolution the CIR adopted drawing a clear line in the sand against the alleged leadership of our party in the State Legislature.
WHEREAS, the values of moderate and conservative Republican alike include fiscal responsibility, smaller government and lower taxes; and

WHEREAS, AB 396 (known as “Cap and Trade”) represents a gas tax increase from $.71 a gallon to as much as $1.40 a gallon, a 50-100% increase in utility rates, and an untold impact on the prices of goods and services by delegating massive government authority to a command and control structure known as the California Air Resources Board; and

WHEREAS, Assembly Permanent Minority Leader Chad Mayes began negotiating with the Democrats to find an excuse to support this massive tax and regulation package; and

WHEREAS, Senator Tom Berryhill who is term limited out of office (meaning there was no accountability to the voters for his actions), made his own deal to support this massive tax and regulation package and has joined Senator Anthony Cannella as a tax sellout; and

WHEREAS, Assembly members Heath Flora, Rocky Chavez, Jordan Cunningham, Marc Steinorth, Chad Mayes and Catherine Baker, all of whom received massive independent expenditures of establishment money supporting their original elections, voted in favor of AB396; and

WHEREAS, the leaders of the Republican Party have made excuses over the last 30 years to abandon core Republican Principles such as Life, Family Values, Gun Rights, Property Rights, Citizenship and now have added Regulation, Size of Government and Excessive Taxation to the list of Democrat values they have adopted; therefore, be it

RESOLVED that we, the Board of Directors of the California Impact Republicans, refuse to accept this sort of behavior; we refuse to allow the Republican Party to be defined by the lack of adherence to principles and values that we have suffered under for a generation in California; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that we, the Board of Directors of the California Impact Republicans, call upon each of the above-named “cap and traitors,” plus Devon Mathis who also voted yes, to resign from office effective immediately; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that, should Assembly Permanent Minority Leader Chad Mayes fail to resign from the state assembly, we, the Board of Directors of California Impact Republicans, call upon the California Assembly Republican Caucus to remove said “cap and traitor” from his position as Minority Leader; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that we, the Board of Directors of the California Impact Republicans salute those Republicans who stood up for us and held firm against higher taxes, and resolve to support them and recruit and elect more Republicans like them.

Apr 242017
 

Source: John Cox for Governor 2018

For Immediate Release

April 23, 2017

Contact:          Tim Rosales

                        916.475.4900

Statewide grassroots organization-California Impact Republicans-endorse and unite behind Businessman John Cox for Governor 2018

San Diego, CA – Republican businessman and candidate for Governor John Cox received a key endorsement Saturday from the statewide Republican grassroots organization, California Impact Republicans.  TheCalifornia Impact Republicans (CIR) is a statewide organization that notes their mission is to recruit candidates, equip leaders, expand the Republican Party and give real support to electing Republicans to office. Cox is the first Republican candidate for statewide office to be endorsed by CIR for the 2018 election.

“Democrats are in control of the Governor’s office and hold supermajorities in both the Assembly and Senate, and California has the highest state income tax in the nation, the highest poverty rate, and not surprisingly ranks dead last in friendliness to business. Their answer is a new $52 billion tax increase,” noted John Briscoe, President of the California Impact Republicans.

“John Cox represents the change and new approach that is desperately needed. He is not only a solid Republican, but John is a small businessman who started from the ground up, creating jobs and working within budgets. His CPA approach will appeal not only to Republicans, but all voters fed up with what is happening in Sacramento.”

With this endorsement, the California Impact Republicans became the first statewide Republican organization to endorse John Cox for Governor, and joins a growing list of Republican grassroots leaders and local elected officials that are supporting his candidacy.

John Cox is a Republican businessman from San Diego who announced his campaign for Governor in February with a message of ending the corrupting influence of special interest money. Information about John Cox and his campaign can be found at JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

The California Impact Republicans (ImpactRepublicans.com) endorsements of candidates are based on a thorough evaluation of several factors including “commitment to expanding the Republican Party, the candidate’s past decisions and actions (if already in office) and commitment to expanding the Republican volunteer base.”

Apr 242017
 
4/22/2017 was a momentous day for California Republicans. The California Impact Republicans officially removed “Interim” from everything and the organization adopted by-laws, a mission statement, and elected the inaugural board of 22 members.
In all, the California Impact Republicans were represented by about 20% of their statewide membership at the first-ever California Impact Republicans Convention. In the CIR, everyone is a delegate, meaning everyone who shows up to participate gets a voice with no proxy voting allowed. These are some of many ways the CIR has departed from the old paradigm of doing business. 
The CIR also chartered two new chapters expanding the size of our organization by 1/4 even as we were officially adopting our founding documents – welcoming the Kings County Impact Republicans and the Southwest Riverside County Impact Republicans in to the fold. 
The keyword is “Impact”, showing leadership, taking effective action to change the paradigm in California. 
In line with the newly adpoted mission statement and statement of values – we took the following actions at our convention:
The CIR opposed SB 18 and SCR 41 – the so called “Children’s Bill of Rights” overreach by Sacramento designed to put the government in the Child-rearing business. 
The CIR took a support position on AB 1052 – authored by Travis Allen requiring bills and individual state expenditures to be put in an on-line searchable database.
The CIR called on Tax-Raising “Republican” Senator Anthony Cannella to re-Register as a democrat
The CIR endorsed the State of Jefferson Movement in Concept and in Spirit
The CIR made two key and early “Statement Endorsements” for 2018:
The CIR endorsed Conservative hero Shannon Grove for State Senate District 16. No one has been a stronger, effective, personally consistent advocate of Conservative Values in the state legislature. Learn More About Shannon Grove here: http://www.shannongrove.org/
The CIR endorsed Businessman John Cox for Governor. The CIR recognized that an outsider with a message against corruption and for economic prosperity is a winning message anywhere. We felt that endorsing John Cox would send a strong message that it is time to shatter the paradigm of past statewide elections. Learn More here: https://johncoxforgovernor.com/
Feb 262017
 

You’d think with the CAGOP at 27% and falling that Conservatives would get a message. There is a term I refer to called “Ideological Narcissism”. This is the believe that since my stances on the issues are morally pure that I will refuse pragmatism, any sort of compromise and will tilt out on a vainglorious campaign regardless of who gets hurt.

Elements of the Tea Party California Caucus and the remnant of the CRA leadership led the opposition to the California Impact Republicans Charter. These were the same groups that opposed the charter of the Log Cabin Republicans. Apparently they believe a small, insular GOP is the way to go. This, ironically was the attack used against the moderate Republicans years ago when I first got involved in the CAGOP. What a circle.

The Log Cabin Republicans are a gay rights group. They tend be be on the left of the GOP.

Quoting the CIR’s Statement of Values:

We Are Pro-Gun – The Second Amendment was created for security and stability. We believe attempts to curb and limit the 2nd Amendment are an attack on freedom.

We Are Pro-Family – We believe that the traditional, nuclear family is the backbone of society. We believe that an agenda-free educational system based on sound fundamentals is critical to our future, including alternatives to the government education systems.

We Are Pro-Life – We believe in protecting life at all stages, from pre-born to elderly, including the disabled.

Whoops. Now what do the Log Cabin Republicans and the CIR have in common other than opposition led by the CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister Thomas N Hudson, Steve “Gerbilhead” Frank and Deborah Jackson? Not a whole lot other than the word Republican.

None of them attempted to derail the Charter of the CIR in the Volunteer Committee. They attempted deceptive tactics on the floor designed to confuse delegates. These included a motion to oppose, a motion to table, a motion to extend debate and a motion to end debate on the motion to extend debate. This confusion almost succeeded in delaying the inevitable charter of the CIR.

Last I checked, deception is not a Conservative value. Both Steve Frank and Thomas N Hudson are irrelevant and are widely disdained within the CRP and their opposition likely solidified support for the CIR’s Charter on the Floor. Both of them are relics of the past when do as I say, not as I do Conservatives were in positions of influence within the CRP.

I am sure Deborah Jackson had some important points to make as she was also the lone no vote against re-electing Jim Brulte CRP Chairman and Re-Electing Deborah Wilder CRP Secretary. She never got a chance to enlighten the delegates as debate was truncated in the Hudson-Gerbilhead induced confusion.

Not to be ignored was Baron Night who leveled a personal attack from the CRP floor earning a rebuke from the Party Chairman. It is nice to know that the CRA will be the CRA, ever placing personalities over principles.

It is indeed True that the Moderates are in charge of the CAGOP. They are in charge for a variety of reasons, understanding unity far better than conservatives, understanding personal consistency far better than conservatives, understand the concept of winning elections and lastly the conflict avoidance of a generation of conservative leaders within the CAGOP structure that created a leadership vacuum.

The bottom line, the moderates said, these are the rules. (Ironically that were created under the tenure of Fleischman / Schroeder specifically to make chartering the Log Cabin Group impossible) Then a group of Conservatives followed the rules. The moderates said, yes, you followed the rules and are eligible for a charter. Then a group of conservatives said, no we don’t want them to get a charter.

Got it? This is what happened courtesy of Thomas N Hudson, Gerbilhead and others. The CIR was chartered overwhelmingly.

They can go debate and pass meaningless resolutions. The CIR is going to go win some elections.

Thank you to the CAGOP establishment, most of whom are to the left of the CIR, for chartering our organization. Thank you to the Conservatives within the Tea Party Caucus and the CRA that did not follow their misguided leadership, but supported us as well.

Jul 122016
 

This will be the first of many… (Note, state CIR President John W. Briscoe won election to the OCGOP Central Committee in June)

July 12, 2016
 
For Immediate Release
Contact: John W Briscoe (714)791-6003
 
Largest GOP Central Committee in California Charters South Bay Impact Republicans.

On Saturday 7/9/2016 the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County met and voted overwhelmingly to charter the South Bay Impact Republicans. This marks the first of what likely will be several county charters for the California Impact Republican local chapters.

“We are well past the membership thresholds and the activity thresholds you would want to see from a Republican Volunteer Group”, said CIR President John W. Briscoe, “having our first local Charter come from the largest County Party in this state is a big deal”.

“The CIR thanks RPLAC Chairman Mark Vafiades and the rank-and-file members of RPLAC for recognizing the niche that CIR fills.”, said CIR Exec VP Todd Blair.

“Our message of Inclusive, Constructive Conservative Principles is resonating”, continued Briscoe.

The CIR has chapters meeting all over the state of California and efforts underway to create several more. The CIR, when chartered by the California GOP would be the first organization created from ground up to be chartered in a generation.

The CIR is centered around best practices, conservative principles and building the California GOP co-equally.

Please join the conversation in the California Impact Republicans  Facebook Group.