Jul 072017
 

Fresh on the heels of the suicide run announcement by David Hadley, more information has poured in to your intrepid blogger.

It has come to our attention that someone who may or may not have been Jessica Patterson had been busy at work trying to recruit an entire slate of down-ticket Republican candidates for things like LG, SOS, Ag, etc. to go along with their Governor Candidate. David Hadley had first expressed interest 3 months ago, but took a step aside when San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer became the flavor of the month.

The significance is that Patterson, along with David Stafford Reade, Ssssteve Davey and others work for “GOP Leadership”. That is a nebulous term for the “establishment”, they are professionals who do the bidding of their paying clients. I’ve asserted in earlier posts that Davey’s affiliation with them was as much to try and advance his next paycheck (Ted Gaines) as anything. Patterson has worked for Meg Whitman and other similar efforts in the past and her movements and actions are very purposeful.

While on one hand, I am glad to see that there was a bona-fide effort to recruit “down ticket” candidates, I am quite frustrated that they were impervious to John Cox and his basically limitless resources. Soon, Mr. Cox will release his 6/30 campaign finance reports that will show a slew of donors. It is likely that John Cox already has more donors than the entire “Squish Team” being recruited by Mrs. Patterson and the others on the leadership team.

This weekend is an event called the “Reformers” weekend. It is held at the ranch/house of world-famous liberal Republican ICON Brooks Firestone. Travis Allen has been invited, as has Mr. Hadley. John Cox? Nope. The Reformers weekend is a who’s who of “moderates”, “Liberals”, “Country-Clubbers”, “RINO’s” and any other label you want to apply that omits the word Conservative. I guess this is another endorsement of John Cox.

That said, the following weekend is a meeting of the CAGOP board of directors. (July 15th)

In advance of said meeting, I was also informed that the CAGOP Vice Chair Kristen Olsen had reached out to all three Governor Candidates to schedule interviews. While I am glad the Vice Chair called all three, the timing is clear. The day after David Hadley announced, following three months of insider machinations to find an opponent to John Cox, the calls have gone out.

As a man who reads tea leaves and prognosticates about biased media polls, I can predict with a great degree of confidence that David Hadley will get endorsed by the CAGOP.

There is a second nexus – proposition 14. Mr. Munger poured a ton of his personal wealth in to getting proposition 14 passed. It has been a disaster that has caused the price of elections to skyrocket and has seen Republicans off the ballot in as much as half the state of California. It has hastened the demise of the CAGOP. I respect Mr. Munger’s actions with regard to voter registration and large donations to the party, but he also mortally wounded the CAGOP with Prop 14.

I do believe that the discussion will be started at the 7/15 CAGOP Board Meeting, if not a position taken IN FAVOR of keeping Proposition 14.

The labor unions are indeed readying a campaign to overturn Prop 14. They are furious at the amount of money it has cost them, you can make bank that they have had their fill.

I take pause at Travis Allen’s invitation to the RINO-fest on the coast with Brooks Firestone and company. I also take pause that when Travis Allen was a newly minted assemblymember, we was frequently seen with the “Mod-Squad” at events, including having Mr. Munger himself on the floor of the Assembly for bring-your-spouse-day.

The battle lines are clear. The establishment is going to establish. David Hadley endorsed, Prop 14 supported and a slew of previously unknown statewide candidates within that orbit will be revealed.

I’ll take John Cox.

Jul 062017
 

I have no strong personal animus against David Hadley. I don’t really know him, other than the fact that he is an Eastern Liberal style Republican.

The California Blanket Primary puts all candidates on the same ballot with the top two going in to the fall runoff. With the addition of Travis Allen to the ballot, people started asking if Travis Allen was actually going to file for Governor as he still has three terms left. In order for Mr. Allen to run for Governor, he would have to surrender his remaining 3 terms in the Assembly at appx 100K a year plus benefits.

Travis Allen has also said publicly that neither he nor his initiative are getting supported by the institutional donors or incumbent Partisan Republican Politicians. This further suggests that Mr. Allen’s “Run” for governor is more of a fundraising / publicity stunt. The assemblyman appears to be on his own.

However, David Hadley becomes the third notable Republican in the Governor’s race. Hadley will now split the Republican vote in half (as I am of the belief that Travis will not actually run for Governor), basically ensuring that Antonio Villaraigosa  will join Gay Marriage Gavin Newsome in the runoff.

Hadley is a former assemblymember, having served one term in AD66 before getting drubbed by the feckless Al Muratsuchi. Hadley lost re-election by a stunning 8 percentage points.

It has been clear to me since I decided to endorse John Cox for Governor that the GOP establishment, many of whom I consider friends, were not going to sit idly by and let John Cox be the nominee.

Without hearing this directly from any member of the legislature, it is clear that the nexus is John Cox’ neighborhood legislature initiative that would create a 12,000 member Assembly. Public Polls, the same ones that predicted Donald Trump’s doom and that currently say everyone hates Donald Trump, are also claiming that it is unpopular. These polls give people within the establishment cover for refusing to support Mr. Cox – when it is also clear that the neighborhood legislature is an extreme threat to the status quo.

I learned many years ago that you do not threaten the Status Quo unless you have unlimited resources in order to get around the institutional roadblocks. While many Republican officeholders are good people, the problem is that they want to stay in office the same way and reap the benefits. It is what it is.

David Hadley has no chance of winning Governor. He had told people he was not going to declare until he raised $7.5 Million. I’d lay odds he has $1.98 right now. This is despite the fact that Mr. Hadley himself has told several people that wealthy GOP donor Charles T. Munger, Jr. has committed $1 Million to his effort. I am not sure how that works as one donor can only give about $28K.

Even if Mr. Munger could contribute $1 Million, Mr. Hadley would need another Million to get even with John Cox and then would need the gigantic list of small dollar donors that John Cox has amassed to appear as anything other than a foil.

The concept I have written about several times is called, “Controlled Failure”. I’ve seen it repeat itself many times – the 2018 Governor’s race is again a laboratory for that theory. It appears, if everything I have typed is true, that GOP leadership have recruited an already willing David Hadley in to the governor’s race against John Cox not because he can win (remember his humiliating defeat for re-election in 2016?), but because Hadley will ensure John Cox does not make it in to the runoff. It appears to not matter how much we (the CAGOP) lose, just as long as those directing the Titanic are still in command.

Notice, I have not even been able to discuss how liberal Hadley is or any of the issues of the day in California. I can only draw the conclusion that they don’t matter. Controlling failure does.

Welcome to the race Mr. Hadley. Unless David Hadley raises said $7.5 Million on his way to $20 Million, there is no way anyone can draw any other conclusion than he is trying to help Antonio Villaraigosa in to the fall.

P.S. Hadley is an Eastern Republican in the mold of Susan Collins, did I remember to tell you that?

Jun 282017
 

Officially, yesterday – former State Assemblymember Connie Conway announced that she is running for Board of Equalization. We are thrilled. We believe that Connie Conway represents the best way for the North State to continue to have representation again.

It had appeared that the feckless Ted Gaines was going to have a free ride. Now he does not.

Connie Conway is well-connected and enters the race with a money advantage right out of the gate.

Ted Gaines had been positioning a run as follows:

  1. his disgraced former Chief of Staff, Steve Davey, who was fired by the Senate Rules Committee for multiple verified claims of sexual harrassment was recently seen at the CAGOP convention actively involved in the “leadership drills”. This is a clear nexus to try to lock down the handful of remaining institutional donors to donate and possibly run IE’s for Gaines.
  2. Gaines popped out of his spider hole, attending the CRA convention at the behest of his employee Bill Cardoza and BOE Employee, the CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister Thomas N Hudson
  3. Gaines was buying slate mail cards last year while still on the ballot for State Senate! (Shows how much he cares about SD01)

Unlike Gaines, Connie Conway has never moved to facilitate runs for office.

Unlike Gaines, Conway is popular within GOP volunteer circles.

Unlike Gaines, Conway maintains a lot of positive relationships with insiders.

Despite my past criticisms of her, I’ve been told by several that she was an effective legislator. She accomplished more than both Gaines put together by a factor of 100.

Should Conway win, this will decimate the Gaines plan to continue to infest office well in to the 2020’s. The plan is for Beth Gaines to run for State Senate D1 should Ted Gaines win his BOE race. This family dynasty stuff needs to end.

In Conway, we will be able to get an effective legislator without a personal agenda of furtherance of a family dynasty. This is what the North State deserves.

We look forward to educating the North State about Connie Conway going forward.

P.S. The California Impact Republicans have not endorsed in BOE D1 at this time. I will be advocating on behalf of Mrs. Conway – but as of right now, the comments and accounts of this blog do not represent the opinion or endorsement of CIR.

Jun 262017
 

A good friend of mine and a die-hard Clippers fan has a family tragedy. Their youngest son, a lifelong Clipper fan declared he is now a Golden State Warrior fan.  Despite widespread household opposition to this tragic moment, it took them some time to digest and understand this move.  I think I get it now as well, as even though I don’t like Basketball and don’t follow it, there is an allegory to real life here.

The kid is tired of losing. He’s tired of the season ending after one or two rounds in the playoffs.  I think I get it, he wants to follow his team all the way into June.  I’ve seen the light. Few are like me, that will stick with a team like the Raiders, despite withering criticism from sissy bandwagon jumping Niner Fans, mentally ill Charger Fans and of course the most decrepit Patriot fans. (Chiefs and Broncos are a combination of the previous… hopefully everyone reading is offended now)

No one likes a loser, which leads me to the California Republican Party’s Clipper problem.

Trying to understand the new “registered voter” numbers, I’m puzzled. How could a state, so red when I was young, now be so blue?  Simple. California republicans are losers and no one likes a loser. Having been around the CAGOP for 20 years, I’ve seen it first hand. I call it controlled failure.

We lose everything. We lose vote battles in the capitol, we lose presidential elections, we lose ballot measures and we even lose statewide office elections.  And we have for some time. And when we win, like Prop 8, the Democrats make us lose.

After so much losing, like the kid abandoning our Clippers, Republican voters have abandoned our party and chosen to be independent.  Who wants to be associated with a loser? Not more than 30% of the electorate. Apparently, a lot in leadership like losing. It has become crystal clear to me that a ton of people in leadership understand that failure does not matter as election after election – the consultant class still get paid and the handful of Republicans in safe seats stay there. As long as they are one of the chosen few remaining GOP electeds, that is the most important.

Many point to Pete Wilson as the reason for our losses and his position on illegal immigration, but he left office almost 20 years ago.  I find it hard to fathom that actions in the last millennium still impact our votes.  The electorate in our country has the attention span of a gnat, so is Wilson really the reason? He’s certainly an easy scapegoat, similar to the national democrats and their lackeys in the media pushing the “Russia Did It Lie” to cover for their humiliation at the ballot box in 2016.

As our party leaders have attempted to become “Republican light” and separate themselves from Washington Republicans, it’s clear, voters don’t know who the Republicans are.  Our state republicans seem confused too.  When our conservative anti-tax legislators vote for tax increases they appeared to have lost the compass.  There is no party unity in the state capitol, in our central committees or on our neighborhood blocks.  No one knows who we are.

However, many of those at the top of leadership are content to see the tent shrink as it becomes easier to control.

When the platform of the Republican party is clear, our state party leaders should stand up for that platform and fight for it.  Instead, our state leaders throw the ball to the other team and help them score.  For instance, last month, Assembly GOP leadership tweeted acknowledgment of Harvey Milk Day, and outraged core Republicans.  Sure, he may be working to find middle ground, but does he really need to hail a king of the opposition?

Prior to that, Assembly minority leader Chad Mayes tweeted his pleasure and excitement in appearing with assembly speaker at an event saying, “any time I get to hang with @Rendon63rd I’m in.”  Can you imagine someone like Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer saying that about the leaders in their chambers?

The ability of Republicans to just flop over and take what’s coming is absurd.  I’m ashamed of the behavior and disgusted that no one has stood up to fight.

When Democrats forcefully removed Senator Janet Nguyen from the State Capitol earlier this year, there was no party outrage, no unified action among our elected officials and no repercussion for the super majority democrats.  What happened to the fight? It was left to a rag-tag bunch of keyboard commandos with little action from the GOP leaders within the building.

The state republicans seem to have taken on the position of the Obama administration foreign policy, that essentially said, if we don’t upset anyone, no one will bother us.  Well I’m getting tired of it.  We abhor Obama but act just like him.  We quote Reagan, and act nothing like him.

There are some very good and strong leaders, but with just three or four shining stars, who can wannabe Republicans relate to and follow?  And by follow, I don’t mean on Twitter, I mean, actually follow.  Who wants to lead us?  Who will take the torch of our party in this state and lead. Genuinely. We need a hero and we need one bad.

This is the thesis for why I endorsed John Cox. He is a disruptor, he is not one of “them”, yet the leadership of controlled failure can not stop trying to find a spoiler just to keep Cox out of the fall 2018 runoff. I am convinced this is the nexus. It is similar to the near panic that ensued after Super Tuesday in 2016 when Donald Trump solidified his grasp on front-runner status. Now that John Cox has gone in for $3 Million of his own money, there is a near melt-down in insider circles.

Back to my Raiders. For 15 years, almost no one had Raiders stuff on their cars or bodies. When I’d see someone, there was a camaraderie, like a Pyrrhic victory through team loyalty… as we kept losing. Unlike the CAGOP, when the Raiders figured out how to draft good players again, they did not go out to find another Quarterback to compete with Derek Carr… they moved on to other positions on the field. (see also Lt. Gov, Sec of State, etc…)

And, much like the Clippers who announced recently an intention to build a new stadium and an effort to re identify who they are, the Republicans need to abandon their current state, re-identify, and start fighting.  I don’t want any more Sesame Street from my Republican politicians I want more “House of Cards” (without the felonies).  I want to see strategy. Fore-thought. Offense. I want brains.  I don’t want my Republican party to play dead any longer.

Now, I see Raiders stuff everywhere and the annoying Niner crap I saw for years is few and far between. The same thing will happen if the CAGOP surrenders control and starts leading, people will be wearing their stuff again as well.

Yes, Republicans need to be more like Democrats, but not in the policy realm.  California Republicans need to fight like Washington democrats and recognize they are indeed in a fight.  Behave like it. And start winning.  Just like the Clippers, our Republicans need to start winning, so everyone can start cheering, again.

Jun 252017
 

So, here you go. This is how low the triggered American Media has gone in order to exact revenge against Donald Trump for calling them out and rightly using them as a punching bag.

Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter may be right – America could be headed for the most Civil Unrest it has seen since the 60’s. The riots enabled by Obama / Holder are carrying forward today.

“I have been worried for quite a while about the cumulative effect or impact of this constant anti-Trump hysteria everywhere in mainstream media: New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC,” Limbaugh told listeners.

“It’s hysteria. It’s lies. It’s things that are completely manufactured about Trump personally, about Trump and Russia, about climate change, about any number of things.

“I have been very concerned about what all of this is doing to the average, base Democrat voter. I have sensed them getting more and more fringe and imbalanced, and the evidence for it is everywhere in the things that they tweet. They openly promote violence, and advocate some of the most despicable things happening to their political enemies.”

MSNBC:

(Malcom) Nance tweeted an image of the President’s Tower in Istanbul, with the text reading, “This is my nominee for first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property.”

“Trump Tower Istanbul,” he continued. “After seeing Trump’s congrats to Erdogan for winning his RIGGED election I’m worried our FP [foreign policy] is directed by property.”

Not to be outdone, another MSNBC Host Suggested Steve Scalise deserved to be shot because of his conservative record.

Note that MSNBC is getting record ratings (for them) as of late.

The featured image of this blog is a tweet from an up-and-coming left-wing millenial snowflake reporter. The kid did work for both the Washington Post (they of multiple anonymous stories and now retracted outright lies) and Vox. Both outlets have attempted to throw the kid under the bus.

Not surprisingly, a university professor publicly called for Republicans to be lined up and shot. He still has his job.

The Huffington post allowed an article calling for the “ultimate punishment of Trump” to stay up, only pulling it down when Congressman Steve Scalise got shot.

The democrat leadership have done their part: Tim Kaine, a senator from Virginia and Hillary Clinton’s Running Mate said, we have to fight Trump in the streets. Kaine’s son did just that, getting arrested in Minnesota in an ANTIFA riot and the kid is facing felony charges. (ANTIFA is a terrorist group funded by George Soros and other extreme left wing donors who foment riots and destroy property towards a political end)

A Nebraska Democrat Party official mocked grieving Republicans in the wake of Steve Scalise’s shooting.

A New Jersey Democrat staffer and consultant coined the hashtag #HUNTREPUBLICANS and then doubled down on it.

“We are in a war with selfish, foolish & narcissistic rich people. Why is it a shock when things turn violent?#HuntRepublicanCongressmen,” he wrote.

“I am sorry if my #HuntRepublicanCongressmen hashtag hurt the feelings of any GOP snowflakes but you have not engaged in civil discourse,” he added Thursday.

The New York Times could not help themselves – using a debunked lie to attack Sarah Palin in the wake of the Steve Scalise shooting.

The Washington Free Beacon’s David Rutz pointed out that the NYT’s “editorial board has now done editorials about Pulse and Alexandria shootings that found a way to blame Republicans.”

So it comes as no wonder that Nancy Pelosi the dem minority leader would say some outrageous things of her own about the shooting of Steve Scalise.

Pelosi placed the blame for the coarsened political culture — the most recent manifestation of which involved a left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter trying to murder Republican congressmen — squarely at the feet of Donald Trump and Republican attacks on Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Get it? Dem leadership think they are right and that they can be as violent as they need to be because they can just blame it all on Republicans.

The shooting of Steve Scalise is the latest in a string of actual violence against Republicans. Given the above, you can understand how easily people on the left can feel empowered to do so.

Speaking of Steve Scalise, the shooter had a list of 6 other Republican Congressman he intended to murder.

The democrats, on tilt, have dropped $30 Million in to a 30-year-old trial lawyer in an attempt to “get Trump” in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. The violence spilled over to there:

The shooter called Karen Handel (the Republican candidate who will win, btw) a Republican Bitch.

“Republican Bitch Wants People to Work for Slave Wages, when a Livable Wage is the Only Way to Go! Vote Blue, It’s Right for You!” Hodgkinson wrote on Facebook.

“I am aware that the suspect recently made vile comments about me on social media,” Handel said in her statement. “It also appears that the suspect targeted members of Congress specifically because he disagreed with their views.”

Then, the next day, an Anthrax type scare ensued at her house and those of her neighbors. (CONTENT WARNING)

Concurrent with the Wednesday shooting of GOP Rep. Steve Scalise, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, who is running against Democrat Jon Ossoff in a hotly-contested 6th Congressional District Special Election, has been targeted along with her neighbors by letters containing a white powdery substance and calling Handel a “dirty fascist.”

The verbiage in the letters was foul:

I do take note that Jon Ossoff, the democrat candidate had little or nothing to say about the vile rants or the anthrax-type attack on Handel and her neighbors other than to whine about a few “threats” that he refused to characterize. This is the state of the Dem Party.

Remember – Congressmembers have been specific targets:

-California GOP Rep. Tom McClintock had to be escorted to his car after a town hall because of angry protesters. The tires of at least four vehicles were slashed.

-Protestors knocked a 71-year-old female staffer for California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher unconscious during a protest outside the representative’s office.

– Republican Rep. Tom Garrett, his family and his dog were targeted by a series of repeated death threats deemed credible by authorities.

-FBI agents arrested a person for threatening to shoot Republican Rep. Martha McSally over her support for Trump.

-Police in Tennessee charged a woman for allegedly trying to run Republican Rep. David Kustoff off the road.

-Police in North Dakota ejected a man after he became physical with Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer at a town hall.

-Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney received an email threat that read, “One down, 216 to go,” shortly after the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice.

(Read even more here)

Great job Media. Great Job Democrats.

Jun 152017
 

First – the release from John Cox for Governor:

Sacramento, CA – Republican Businessman John Cox is announcing that he will be contributing his next $2 million into his campaign to be California’s next Governor. Cox made an initial $1 million contribution when announcing his campaign and has also more than 1,300 individual contributors from across California.

 “All over the country fiscally conservative business people have been elected governor in so-called ‘safe Democrat states’ – just look at Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois, and I think we can do the same here in California in 2018,” noted Cox.

“My campaign is one of ideas and I believe it’s worth the personal investment, because the political class in Sacramento has failed all of us, regardless of our political affiliation. I am a CPA and I can tell you the only way out of the unfunded liabilities they’ve created is economic growth. It’s time to set California’s fiscal house in order.”

Since John Cox announced for Governor he has received endorsements and support from Republican grassroots leaders, local elected officials, volunteers, and small business people across California.

“I am irrevocably committed to this campaign and defeating Gavin Newsom or any other Democrat, and uniting the Republican Party behind a strong ticket for 2018.”

John Cox is a husband, father, businessman and Republican candidate for California Governor in 2018. Born and raised on the south-side of Chicago by a single mother public school teacher, John is a CPA who built his small business from the ground up. He is a longtime government reform advocate and conservative, and is running to eliminate the corrupting influence of special interest money that has made California the high-tax and regulation leader of the nation.

Spoiler #1: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, he of the recent municipal tax increase.

Spoiler #2: Former Assembly-member David Hadley, he who gutted a recall effort of the current Assembly-member in his home district while allegedly running for governor. This is the same Hadley that got shellacked in AD66 by 8 points despite going in to the race with $1 Million in the bank. (Note, there are 80 Assembly districts in California, I wonder how he’d do in the other 79?)

Spoiler #3: Assembly-Member Travis Allen, noted playboy and maverick. He will have no institutional support as I am told and would thus be attempting to take the fringe mantle from the disaster known as Tim Donnelly. But, hey, he has the keyboard commandos impressed with his facebook ads! All this and Mr. Allen would have to forego his last 3 terms in the Assembly to run.

Spoiler #4: Former Assembly-member Tim Donnelly. Are the voices in his head telling him he has another mission from God? Or was that this week’s campaign “volunteer”?

Spoiler #5: The fact that I have gotten past spoiler #1 and have not mentioned Attorney General, Lt. Gov, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner or Teacher’s Union Rep (aka Superintendent of education) is absurd. The above 4 spoilers could fill some of these positions on the ballot!

Spoiler #6: $3 Million. More than the total fundraising potential of spoilers #1-4.

Jun 152017
 

SB96 is a bill that will pass the California State Senate today. It changes the rules of a recall election. The Media spin on this was for the obvious reason of saving embattled and extremely vulnerable State Senator Josh Newman who won his election by less than 2,000 votes in 2016.

I got some news for the news – Newman will lose no matter when the recall election is.

SB96 does the following – (which will have the effect of delaying the certification of Recall until after the 12/7 deadline. 12/7 is significant as the Governor could consolidate the Recall onto the next regularly scheduled election.)

  1. It allows a 30 day cooling off period where people can withdraw their signatures. (This is designed to allow labor unions and other thugs to intimidate people who signed in to sending notes to the registrar to withdraw)
  2. It creates a bureaucracy to evaluate the cost of the recall (another 30 day delay and uses tax dollars to promote one of the primary campaign issues against a recall – the cost)
  3. It requires the counties to count every single signature, instead of using a “Snap Count”. This allows left-leaning counties to drag their heels as long as necessary to delay the certification until after whatever deadline is needed

It would be easy to stop here and say, gheez, they are changing the rules to save Josh Newman. All this does is keep Newman in office 6 months longer, it is not worth the bad PR and the residual bad blood post tax increase.

The real reason as I have learned from both a well-placed Capitol Source and a Labor Union Source is much more sinister.

The California Nurses Association have declared war against all opponents of the Single-Payer Healthcare Bill. The Nurses association is the second most powerful union behind the SEIU. They are fast becoming the most powerful.

They believe they are entitled to $250k a year salaries with lifetime retirement benefits at all of our expense. If single payer passes, the biggest winners would be the Nurses. The biggest losers, of course are all of us whose healthcare would be rationed and provided by the same people that brought us the DMV.

The Single-Payer Bill only passed the Senate 23-14, but did so with massive arm twisting and intimidation by the Nurses.

The Nurses are stalking assemblymembers and threatening to Recall them if the bill does not pass. The votes are not currently there in the Assembly to pass the bill.

Connect the dots.

With the proposed rules of SB96, recalling an assemblymember becomes impractical. With the vulnerable Josh Newman as cover – SB96 is brilliant in what it accomplishes. You would have to start a recall of an assemblymember in an even-numbered year, which guarantees its’ failure to qualify (because the assemblymember is already on the ballot). Or, you would have to start the recall right after the election (which you can’t do for 60 days anyway). This means, you have about a 3 month window to effect a recall of an Assemblymember, to have the recall election NOT be consolidated with the following regular election.

Even with all of the money and power the Nurses Union has, they could not overcome these obstacles.

I have to tip my cap to the democrats with SB96. This is one of the most brilliant bills I’ve seen from them in a long time.

Jun 132017
 

Remember Elon Musk? The billionaire whiner that bailed on Trump over the Paris Climate agreement? Yeah, he claimed he did not need government subsidies, yet his company spent $565k lobbying for them.

VA accountability bill flies through the Senate and is expected to Pass Congress Easily. This bill was spurred as several corrupt VA employees ran to Civil Service Protection in order to avoid being fired. Congress is stripping most all of those protections.

The VA is also finally going to sync its’ records with the Pentagon. This is aimed at making the delivery of care more efficient.

The Trump Administration has been slashing regulations at historic levels. Hundreds of Regulations have been gutted, and overturned.

In the sheer volume of regulations, Mr. Trump has released 8 percent of the historical average of new rules issued by Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

The study also found a “notable uptick” in the number of withdrawn measures — rules from the Obama administration no longer under consideration. In the time period examined, the average administration reviewed 190 rules; the Trump administration reviewed only 39.

There is a ton of work to do – DOJ employees who groped co-workers were still rewarded with bonuses.

Senior attorneys at the Department of Justice who groped female employees and engaged in other acts of sexual harassment were rewarded with bonuses, according to a recent audit.

The inspector general found that the Justice Department has a habit of transferring employees who are accused of sexual harassment rather than reprimanding them, going against the government’s “no tolerance” policy. Auditors found several cases where attorneys who stalked and spied on their female employees were subsequently rewarded for their behavior.

Donald Trump signed a directive to privatize the Air Traffic Controllers.

“Our air traffic control system is stuck painfully in the past,” Trump said. “The FAA has been trying to upgrade our nation’s air traffic control system for a long period of years but after billions and billions of tax dollars spent and the many years of delays, we’re still stuck with an ancient, broken, antiquated, horrible system that doesn’t work.”

AG Jeff Sessions ends the Obama-Era practice of allowing people to write large checks to selected charities (namely those preferred by the Obama Admin) in Lieu of fines.

“When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American people — not to bankroll third-party special interest groups or the political friends of whoever is in power,” Sessions said. “Unfortunately, in recent years the Department of Justice has sometimes required or encouraged defendants to make these payments to third parties as a condition of settlement.”

Labor Department Rolls Back Obama ERA Job-Killing Franchise Rules.

Labor Unions had gotten the Obama Admin to issue guidance making parent companies liable for the actions of their franchisees. This was a step towards Unions bullying companies in to unionizing. The edict of the Obama admin opened parent companies up to potentially unlimited lawsuits.

Trump Administration Delays one of the Costliest EPA Regulations Ever.

Environmental groups are already suing to force implementation of the rule mandating lower Ozone levels. This means that this decision by the EPA to review the basis of this climate edict from the Obama Administration was the right one.

The House Passed a bill to Gut Dodd-Frank.

In June 2016, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hansarling (R-TX) stated:

We have to reduce the regulatory burden upon job creators and entrepreneurs. And Dodd-Frank represents the greatest imposition of regulation on our business enterprises of all Obama-era regulations combined. We will be continually shackled to a 1.5 [percent] to 2 percent [gross domestic product] economy until we get rid of Dodd-Frank. The Financial Choice Act is designed to give working Americans that pay increase that they have earned to unshackle the economy and to let the “animal spirits” move yet again through our economy.

To Be Contiued…

Jun 132017
 

A key piece of American Government are unaccountable judges whose rulings effectively make law.

Donald Trump appointed 11 more Judges to the Federal Bench. His first batch are all being filibustered and delayed by the democrats. Expect this batch to be as well.

The Supreme Court could revisit a 40-year-old precedent that allows government agencies to force public sector workers to pay union dues, an issue the court deadlocked on in 2016 following the sudden death of Antonin Scalia.

The National Right to Work Foundation will file two petitions on Tuesday with the high court challenging coercive dues schemes for government employees (Janus v. AFSCME), as well as monopoly bargaining rights for home health aides that receive Medicaid dollars (Hill v. SEIU). The suits seek to overturn Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, a 1977 case that enabled government agencies to require the payment of union dues or fees as conditions of employment.

The cases are huge. They could decimate Unions across the country. When Wisconsin enacted their reforms – the number of Union Members paying dues dropped by 1/3. Read more here.

This is amongst the reasons why the democrats are on tilt trying to stop judges and why they forced the filibuster rules to be shredded by the Republicans on behalf of Justice Gorsuch.

One tactic the democrats are using is fake spam bots in order to give the appearance of support that does not really exist for their agenda. One key item to the democrats is Net Neutrality – a policy that was intended to lead to regulation of content on the internet. Since the right has to rely heavily on the internet to balance the broadcast media, this is a big deal.

Fake comments supporting Net Neutrality flooding in from Russia.

The latest analysis shows over a seven-day period 92,161 comments were submitted using a French domain extension; 84,618 from a German domain extension; and 60,220 from a Russian domain extension.

Read the story, and you will see that the comments are also full of racial slurs against Ajit Pai, the FCC Chairman.

Democrat Senators making as many as 30 Requests for Information one-at-a-time from Trump Nominees. They have been on a rampage against the EPA, which was their most effective policy-making entity under obama.

“We’ve received 20 letters from Senator Carper and 10 have already received a detailed response,” said Jahan Wilcox, an EPA spokesman. “Of the remaining 10 letters: Seven were received in the past month and we are working to respond as quickly as possible.”

and this:

Requests submitted by the committee included an inquiry about a Politicoarticle suggesting the EPA is considering hiring private lawyers to rewrite the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States regulation. The EPA sent its response on May 17.

Other requests that have been fulfilled included documents related to Pruitt’s decision to not attend the Oklahoma GOP fundraising gala. The response was delivered June 1.

Another response, dealing with documents about Pruitt’s ethics agreement, was fulfilled in three days. The committee sent a letter on May 2 regarding Pruitt’s lawsuit seeking to overturn the EPA’s 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone while he was attorney general of Oklahoma. The EPA sent a final response on May 5.

An additional response to a Senate inquiry will be mailed on Friday.

Get the idea?

Donald Trump himself has finally started engaging the obstructionists himself:

And the GOP said those confirmations Mr. Schumer is touting only came after a series of roadblocks erected by Democrats on Capitol Hill. More than 60 percent of the president’s picks have faced Democratic-led filibusters, and his Cabinet saw the largest number of “No” votes of any president in modern history.

Democrats have used parliamentary tactics to try to delay many of Mr. Trump’s appointments, asking for delays in committee and forcing filibuster voters on the Senate floor.

Mr. Trump’s solicitor general and two other high-profile Justice Department appointments have been awaiting a vote in the Judiciary Committee for weeks, with Democrats exercising their right under committee rules to demand a delay.

This will not play well for the democrats in 2018. Independents do not like stagnation without a message.

Jun 122017
 

I had alleged during 2016 that Google was rigging search results to favor Hillary Clinton. Google is getting hammered by the EU for rigging search engine results to the tune of $9Billion. It makes you wonder what Google is up to.

Project Vote – a child of ACORN, funded by George Soros, shut its’ doors.

Another PV leadership luminary, Director of Advocacy Estelle Rogers, honed her skills as an attorney for ACORN before that group was forced to disband under charges of corruption and fraud in November 2010. And let’s not forget Field Director Amy Busefink, who pled guilty to two gross misdemeanor counts of conspiracy over paying people to register voters in Nevada when she was working for ACORN.

PV staff worked hand in glove with President Obama’s Justice Department to attack voter ID laws in courts across the country and sign up millions of voters at welfare and other government agencies under Bill Clinton’s Motor Voter law. Of 1.3 million registrations Project Vote/ACORN submitted in the 2008 election cycle, more than one-third were reportedly invalid. Shocking? Not really.

In Broward County, Florida, scene of the attempted theft of the 2000 presidential election, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) is suing the county for having more than 100 percent of its eligible voting age population registered to vote. Many Project Vote attorneys have joined forces with the S.E.I.U. and Democrats to fight the legal battle for the county. There should be fireworks at the county courthouse in Fort Lauderdale in late July when the case goes to trial.

To give you just a taste of how bad Broward’s voter rolls are, this county of nearly two million people, with a non-citizen population of over 250,000, removed only 19 people from its voting rolls over the last five years for lacking U.S. citizenship.

12 Employees of a Dem-Linked Voter Registration Firm Indicted for Election Fraud:

Local prosecutors in Marion County, Indiana, charged 12 employees of a Democratic-linked voter recruitment organization of submitting fraudulent voter registration applications prior to the 2016 election.

According to the Associated Press, prosecutors say that 11 temporary canvassers working for the Indiana Voter Registration Project made and sent in an unknown number of fake voter applications. The canvassers’ supervisor, Holiday Burke, was charged as well.

The organization, the AP reported, is managed by Patriot Majority USA  a group with strong ties to Democratic Party, including former President Bill Clinton and former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, as well as labor unions.

The investigation by state authorities began last August when a clerk in Hendricks County marked around a dozen voter forms with suspicious information. The probe went into 56 counties where the organization collected 45,000 applications. Patriot Majority rejected the notion the group engaged in any illegal activity.

Election Fraud in Texas:

Authorities have issued their first arrest warrant in the Dallas County voter fraud case that roiled the May municipal elections in West Dallas and Grand Prairie, causing 700 suspicious mail-in ballots to be sequestered.Miguel Hernandez, 27, of Dallas, is wanted on a charge of illegal voting, a third-degree felony. He is accused of visiting a woman around April 10 and collecting her blank absentee ballot, then filling it out and forging her signature on it before mailing it to the county, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Authorities say they plan to make more arrests in the case. Last month, Assistant District Attorney Andy Chatham and Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole named two persons of interest in the investigation, neither of whom was Hernandez. Prosecutor Mike Snipes, a former judge and federal attorney, said Friday afternoon that he couldn’t say too much about the case, as it’s ongoing. But he did say his office had been contacted by a woman from West Dallas who “knew she’d been duped into sending out an improper ballot” and contacted the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. She was shown a lineup and identified Hernandez.

Turn Texas Blue, now we know how… This series on election fraud will be continued.