Dec 032016
 

Trump FEC Filings Linked here, here, here, here, here – they are set to the correct page so you can scroll to see the wasted money for yourself. As of the 10/31 FEC filing, Tim Clark and his Clark Group were paid $119,032.55 in total. (His daughter also got $6,244.08 as well, however, that is outside the scope of this blog series)

I have written ad naseum about what a disaster Tim Clark has been. For those of you that cared deeply about Donald Trump’s election, the next series of posts are dedicated to those in Northern Nevada and all over California that were abandoned by Tim Clark.

IN the words of Tim Clark’s daughter to people within the College Republican ranks, “We are focused on John Moorlach”. While Donald Trump was getting slaughtered by 31%, the SECOND WORST MARGIN in a State in America, Tim Clark by the admission of his daughter was focused on a SAFE STATE SENATE SEAT IN ORANGE COUNTY.

Right next door to John Moorlach’s safe State Senate seat is SD29, lost by about 2,000 votes to a democrat. The Democrats owe Tim Clark a thank you letter for their Prop 13 proof supermajority!

Orange County went for Hillary Clinton by 12%, a swing of 21(!) points from the 9 point win Mitt Romney got in 2012. Tim Clark? He got paid $119k by Donald Trump while he was focused on John Moorlach.

typo-and-no-placerI’ve spoken to several grassroots leaders across California. While Tim Clark was ripping Donald Trump off for $119,000, these people, many of whom were working on their first campaign ever, were left to fend for themselves.

Some county chairs were left ordering supplies from Rodney Stanhope, whose buttons were actually worn by the delegation in Cleveland.

I was told by more than one person that people down the chain of command were told to never attempt to contact Mr. Clark about anything ever. I was also told that due to the unprofessional and undisciplined operation that the turnover was horrendous. Clark himself was responsible for a lot of it as his well established pattern is to take over operations, force existing people out and replace them with his own people. He attempted to do the same in California, but a few of the people survived Tim’s purge because they had relationships beyond Paul Manafort (who was responsible for Clark’s hire).

Perhaps Tim Clark’s pattern is why the State of CA Website had not made it to 4000 total view as of the writing of this post? Perhaps this is why Placer County – one of the reddest remaining counties in California HAD NO LISTED CHAIR? It seems to match the delegation disaster, Clark made sure that he kept everyone off the list he disliked and then left several gaps that others were left scrambling to fill.

Look at the screenshot: Napa chair Janet Kirtlink’s name is misspelled on the site. Is this what $119k got Trump? Tim Clark ripped him off.

The California Republican Party from top to bottom get screwed over by Tim Clark at a time when the Trump effort needed leadership. Instead, Clark was in John Moorlach’s State Senate District hauling down more consulting fees for a safe seat race and by virtue of the evidence I have gathered, was doing less than nothing for Donald Trump. At least Mitt Romney’s crew made sure the basics were done in California and Romney’s loss was half what Trump’s was. (more on the grotesque nature of the defeat when the results are final)

What other conclusion than Tim Clark ripped Donald Trump off can you draw?

As of the writing of this blog, Tim Clark is not back on state payroll, but the only conclusion you could draw is that Clark is attempting to get his Chief of Staff job back. If John Moorlach is seriously considering rehiring Tim Clark he’d be a fool to do so, thousands of well meaning Trump believers use Clark’s name in place of bowel movements… and once they figure out how much Clark ripped off Donald Trump for they will be even angrier.

Dec 012016
 

blog-with-no-postsI have been in contact over the last several months with a ton of Trump Volunteers. Few, if any have anything good to say about Tim Clark.

As of the time I am writing this email, Donald Trump’s historic loss in California is over 4 Million Votes. The ripple effect down the ballot all over the state has been felt as Republicans were unseated everywhere. I will dive in to that later.

I have been told by reliable capitol sources that John Moorlach is going to mess over his current Chief of Staff and rehire Tim Clark. (If he has not already done so)

This is people’s exhibit A for the demise of the Republican Party in California. Tim Clark did less than nothing for Donald Trump and John Moorlach did less than nothing for the Orange County Republican Party while Young Kim and Ling Ling Chang were defeated in their elections.

Attached is a screenshot of the Team Trump California WordPress site blog page. This was announced in an email sent out with Tim Clark’s name on it. (I have been told that Clark did not even write most of the emails that had his name on them)

The blog has no entries at all and 48 lifetime visits. This is the world of campaigns run by Tim Clark.

I had been told by several Republican activists that Tim Clark said his primary effort was the re-election of John Moorlach – said while he was allegedly on Donald Trump’s Payroll. One could draw the conclusion that Clark was maintaining his state paycheck while the State of California was caught in a blue forest fire.

To a lesser extent John Moorlach, but to a major extent Tim Clark bears a lot of responsibility for the democrat super-majority and their significant gains in local non-partisan offices that occurred in 2016.

One can not simply explain away a presidential candidate losing a state by more than double the margin of loss nationally. However, when Tim Clark is involved, you can. Stay tuned.

Nov 072016
 

Just when Orange County thought it was safe. Inside sources tell me that Moorlach’s staff is volatile and unsettled and that Mr. Clark has been conversing with Clark repeatedly.

Meantime, Clark is telling people he is going to be the man responsible for Trump’s victory tomorrow. Please note that no one I spoke to in Nevada (as I was there for three days doing ground operations) knew who Tim Clark was.

If Trump loses, Clark will look worse. If Trump wins, Clark had little to do with it.

Jun 232016
 

I had a look at some elections returns. It looks like the AD68 race is set in stone. It also looks like Stephen Choi has welcomed Don Wagner in to the Irvine Mayor’s race as the political soap opera unfolds.

IMG_3964As I was musing about the absolute train wreck that Tim Clark has been for the Donald Trump Campaign and the circumstances that led to his ouster, I need to lay out a few details.

I really hate hearing stories that men who are getting a large paycheck to do a job, (namely Clark) care more about camera time than doing said job. I’ve hammered him to oblivion over his #EPICFAIL on the delegation list as he tried to control everything and in the end waited until the last minute leading to a national media disaster.

But, it happened again. Clark’s life pattern re-emerged as the alternates list was also not done until the very last minute and several people who were not getting paid had to be called in to do Clark’s job. This is infuriating.

Well Clark has paid dearly. As documented here on Right on Daily OC, Tim Clark lost both his retainer with the Trump organization and is not on the dance card for Senator Moorlach anymore.

It appears that Tim Clark’s pattern of detail management has gotten to him again. His Facebook has not been updated in about three months, and his LinkedIn? well look for yourself.

For those of you that may have missed it – Clark’s LinkedIn still shows him as Moorlach’s Chief of Staff. Now, is the State Website wrong, or is Clark once again not managing the details? He may still be the State Director for Trump – and if so, he is both not getting paid and is a another national media story waiting to happen.

The bottom line? Tim Clark ripped Donald Trump off. He did not do his job, rather, it appears from where I am sitting that Mr. Clark spent his time doing media interviews to promote himself rather than attempting to build any sort of a functional organization in California. He certainly screwed up the delegation list so bad, that story will be told for years.

I did hear that Adam Nick was looking for a consultant. Maybe Tim Clark can go rip him off, they’d be an ideal match.

Jun 202016
 

If this is true and Clark is indeed gone never to be rehired, I will discontinue further disparaging of the Senator as he will have shown wisdom and maturity in this decision. Tim Clark and John Moorlach have a lot of history together and Moorlach was one of few people that Clark has known any length of time that still associated with him. Apparently, that list has now shrunk.

Check out this Bio on Current Chief of Staff Lance Christensen:

Lance Christensen has earned a national reputation as a government budget and finance policy expert.  Prior to joining Senator Moorlach’s staff, Mr. Christensen served as the Director of the Pension Reform Project for the nationally respected Reason Foundation. His budget and finance analyses have been published in multiple national and local publications, and he is a sought-after expert presenter on government finance and debt issues.  Mr. Christensen also spent nearly a decade working as a legislative consultant in the California State Senate, as well as a finance budget analyst at the Department of Finance.  Mr. Christensen earned his English Degree from Brigham Young University and Masters of Public Policy from Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy.

This is what we call a damn good hire, this guy is 100% consistent with who Moorlach says he is. Christensen looks like he has more qualifications in the first sentence in his Bio than his predecessor has accumulated in 48 years of living.

John Moorlach has joined the ranks of people that have decided to no longer enable Tim Clark’s behavior. Here is hoping that Mr. Clark finds a new career in an occupation where he can not hurt any more good Republican Candidates for office. Let’s also hope that Republican leaders discontinue enabling Tim Clark’s bad behavior.

That said, there is still the matter of his “employment” with Donald Trump. Many of you sat in horror as Clark’s incompetence and malfeasance made national news. What is not widely known is that several GOP insiders had to help both with the delegation list and the alternates list because Mr. Clark was unable to do the job… thus validating the criticisms leveled against him at the time he was hired.

Read more on the Nazi that Tim Clark appointed to the RNC for Donald Trump

Read here to see how Tim Clark’s hire by the Trump Campaign caused a major rift within the campaign and how back in 4/28 an ousted Trump advisor predicted disaster.

Read here for more on the “Legitimate Rape” delegate to the Trump Campaign that was appointed by Tim Clark.

I have been told by reliable sources that Clark’s incompetence and bungling of the California Delegation led to the termination of his retainer with the campaign and that he is being relegated to fundraising duty. If true, Clark is generally reviled by the donor community in California. This will be a potentially bigger disaster for Trump than the delegation freakshow.

Tim Clark was one of the biggest reasons why I tore in to John Moorlach. It is sad, really that I felt like I had to perform cancer surgery – but Clark has been a skilled con artist for a long time. These opinions of Clark in this blog appear to go beyond just mine as I have little trouble finding anyone with any political heritage in California that has not been scourged by him. John Moorlach got out and the sooner Trump gets out, the better.

May 192016
 

Vetting FailTim Clark is Donald Trump’s (ahem) Director of California Operations. He is also on leave, maybe permanently from John Moorlach’s office.

On one hand you could say that Tim Clark now has company in the category of delegate #EPICFAILS, On the other hand – if you read this article on the Hill – you will see this:

The charges come days after Trump faced scrutiny for allowing a white nationalist to serve as one of his California delegates. A campaign spokesman wrote off that delegate’s inclusion as a “database error.”

Rod J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, confirmed that Bailey is facing four counts after being indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday.

He alleges that Bailey produced child pornography between March 2015 and January. Rosenstein said that charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison.

The charges also include unlawful transport of explosives by a non-licensee and illegal possession of a machine gun.

It is always someone else’s fault with Tim Clark – but the media seems to know otherwise and is torching him repeatedly with his lie.

You also wonder what kind of people got hired in to Moorlach’s office, if in fact, Tim Clark did the vetting.

May 162016
 

When you campaign as and claim to be the Conservative’s Conservative – you really need to vet people on your team well.

John Moorlach, Tim Clark is a disaster. He appointed a Nazi to the California Donald Trump Delegate Slate along with a vigilante, reality show TV Stars, a crazy pastor, a former GOP leader who made legitimate rape comments and a couple of GOP officials that got cold feet and quit.

Why the local Orange County media has not picked up on the #SD37 nexus is beyond me.

Tim Clark has also had some interesting clients:

Clark and Nehring, the Guardian can reveal, spent six weeks in Guatemala in 2011 working as advisers to Manuel Baldízon, a rightwing populist and business tycoon who campaigned on the promise of broadcasting the executions of criminals on TV.

The Nehring referred to is former CRP Chairman Ron Nehring. I’d love to see the ads that Tim Clark came up with in that campaign. I am also wondering if the Donald Trump team did ANY vetting whatsoever of Mr. Clark at all.

Clark also said in the email that he did not know about Baldízon’s campaign promise of televising executions – even though it was widely reported in the international media as well as the Guatemalan press.

That must have been one hell of a database error in 2011. Does the BS sound familiar? It is always someone else’s fault with Tim Clark as he sets one client after another on fire.

Neither Clark nor Nehring mention their work for Baldízon on their company websites – although both make references to having worked in Guatemala.

Well, no kidding. Here’s the likely reason why:

Baldízon’s political career in Guatemala has long been linked to unsavory patronage – a concern that InsightCrime, a group that investigates organized crime in the Americas, reports is fueled by his refusal to disclose the identity of the private donors who bankroll his campaigns.

John Moorlach has a problem. He is reliant upon the Ted Cruz supporters that dominate the incumbent support at all cost caucus on the OCGOP. Now he has a Chief of Staff that is embarrassing the entire California GOP and eventually the media types will figure out that Tim Clark has a lot of entanglements. The Ted Cruz people are likely rolling on the floor laughing at the moment, but they won’t be for long.

If Moorlach was smart – he’d simply cut this guy loose as soon as possible before the Media starts asking him questions about Tim Clark and the crap blowing up the news feeds of everyone that cares about the Donald Trump Campaign.

The trainwreck continues.

May 142016
 

#EPICFAIL

Since John Moorlach is no stranger to controversy – you’d think he’d want to avoid having a Chief of Staff who likes to name vigilantes, reality show stars, nutbags and a garden variety White Nationalist to a slate of delegates to the RNC Convention. You’d think the local / state media or other blogs would pick up on this and light Moorlach on fire over it.

Read more on the Nazi that Tim Clark appointed to the RNC for Donald Trump

The Trump campaign also requires a confidentiality+exclusivity clause in the contract. It appears that Mr. Clark has violated the exclusivity clause that the Trump Campaign usually requires in order to keep doing campaign management for other candidates – including Andy Pugno in #AD06 where I live.

Read here to see how Tim Clark’s hire by the Trump Campaign caused a major rift within the campaign and how back in 4/28 an ousted Trump advisor predicted disaster.

Read here for more on the “Legitimate Rape” delegate to the Trump Campaign that was appointed by Tim Clark.

There is plenty more coming soon and I am waiting for the local media to start smearing Moorlach with this. #firetimclark

May 112016
 

Please note – I am sure that the OCGOP Establishment will still assure themselves that they did the right thing by threatening and otherwise muscling Don Wagner out of a primary challenge to Moorlach. (Moorlach himself has a questionable record with regard to race himself) Tim Clark is John Moorlach’s Chief of Staff.

Re-posted from the RightonDaily.com Blog:

Did you hear that a White Nationalist made it on the the Donald Trump California Delegate Slate in Southern California?

To understand the context – you need to understand the Hiring of Tim Clark to be Donald Trump’s Chief of California by Rob Manafort and the ensuing issues within the team.

Having been employed by Dr. Ben Carson previously, I know that a lot of his team was absorbed in to the Trump operation after Dr. Carson endorsed Trump.

The Guardian covered the internal strife within the organization that many knew about.

The fact Trump has yet to talk to the strategist in command of the all-important California primary contest may say more about the frontrunner’s centralized presidential campaign than it does about Clark.

On the other hand, it turns out Clark was not an uncontroversial pick.

Stuart Jolly, who until recently was Trump’s national field director, said he considered Clark for the role but decided he was not qualified enough.

“I had already ruled him out,” he said.

Jolly said he was overruled by a more senior campaign operative, newly hired national convention manager Paul Manafort, but maintains that Clark’s selection over another contender in California was “almost laughable”.

The Guardian article was written on 4/28 and was more detailed about the internal war in the Trump camp than I realized. I knew that everyone objectionable to Tim Clark had been purged from the operation and from the delegate lists. I have been an outspoken critic of Tim Clark’s boss John Moorlach – so I knew that Clark’s hire would likely cost several people their chance in the organization. Picking up the Guardian Article:

“I just didn’t think he was as qualified as Kathy,” he said. “She had much more experience in delegate work, she had more experience statewide.”

Jolly said, in early April, he was on the cusp of offering Tavoularis the job, adding: “She was so much more qualified it was almost laughable, in my opinion.”

However a power struggle was under way at Trump’s campaign headquarters between the businessman’s campaign manager and close confidante, Corey Lewandowski, and Manafort, the veteran political bruiser who had been appointed convention manager.

Manafort wanted to have full reign over California and asked me to let him [select the director] for California,” Jolly said. “I was probably within the hour of offering the job to Kathy. Literally, a day later, Kathy would have been state director.

Why was Manafort so keen to go with Clark? “He just wanted his people [in California],” said Jolly, who resigned from the Trump campaign last week. “It’s politics. Everyone wants their guy there.”

So – Rob Manafort won the pissing match on the hire of Tim Clark.

What did it get them? Ted Costa and Elizabeth Emken who were helping to select delegates were meddled with and were only able to partially vet delegates. Particularly those in the North State only – I should note that none of the delegates north of the Kern / LA County Line were controversial.

I was told by several sources that Trump had several Congressional Districts completely or partially vacant.

It appears that all Tim Clark accomplished was going on media shows to get himself publicity, but that the main job you get a state director for was not completed.

So, you want to know how a white nationalist made the slate? Tim Clark is notorious for being last minute with everything he does. He is also notorious for taking over control over every aspect of every campaign he runs. This is a toxic combination.

Read the story in the LA Times. This is a disaster for the Donald Trump Campaign. If Mr. Trump is the manager everyone says he is, someone needs to get fired. The buck stops with Tim Clark in California.

This is how Mr. Clark Responded:

“Upon careful review of computer records, the inclusion of a potential delegate that had previously been rejected and removed from the campaign’s list in February 2016 was discovered,” Tim Clark, Trump’s California campaign director, said in the statement. “This was immediately corrected and a final list, which does not include this individual, was submitted for certification.”

Um. Nope – Kathy Tavoularis would have known that once the deadline is passed you can not submit a second list. This attempt to cover is an #EPICFAIL.

So, will Mr. Clark resign? Not likely given his attempt to cover himself in his response. Will Donald Trump fire Mr. Clark? It looks like some egos were involved in his hire.

This is a mess. This sort of self-inflicted wound is intolerable in a Presidential Race, the future of America is at stake here and it looks like Tim Clark just shot his boss in the head.

Apr 192016
 

No incumbent deserves re-election. They have to earn it. Period.

John Moorlach is selfish and does nothing to help anyone but himself. Moorlach is also reputed to be acerbic and aloof to people he deems unimportant and he also holds life-long grudges so the story goes. That was the nexus of Don Wagner’s run against him.

Mimi Walters is a freshman Congresswoman whose inaugural Heritage Score was a “D”. Apparently, this is the nexus for Greg Raths to run against her.

Hold the above thoughts for Dana Rohrabacher’s Press Release:

Statement by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

I intend to run for re-election in 2018.

I very much enjoy and am honored to represent my constituents in the 48th Congressional District. My only plans are to continue to do so in 2016, 2018, and beyond. There has been some recent speculation as to appointments if there is a new Republican Administration.  They are simply speculation at this point and not part of my plans.  I can think of nothing more important than serving my constituents and my country in the United States Congress.  It’s an honor and a privilege.

I am disappointed to hear that Scott Baugh has been raising money for a 2018 campaign against me.  Scott Baugh represented to me and many of my supporters/donors that he would never run against me and was only raising money for when I retire. Baugh now seems to be evolving out of that commitment.  I hope that he would return contributions from those who were assured it would never be used in a race against me.

I am proud that I have served our country and my constituents with integrity and will continue to use my experience and my seniority to look out for their interests.

Scott Baugh is a hypocrite. Fred Whitaker is a hypocrite. Many others in OCGOP Leadership are hypocrites.

Whitaker and the OC GOP leadership are attempting to hold up chartering two local volunteer clubs because they don’t like what I am writing on this blog. I am not sure how I, living 440 miles away have gotten so much power that a few small minded people that can’t handle accountability want to hurt other people to vent their frustrations about what I am writing.

Orange County is turning Blue under their watchful eye. I know some that are trying to stop it – but the institutional inertia for the status quo outweighs morality, innovation and any vision for the future.

Scott Baugh is a former Chairman of the OC GOP. He and others on the OC GOP (including current Chairman Fred Whitaker) in their attempts to defend the status quo pointed out that the over $300k raised by Don Wagner, including the 30+K in recent years directly to the OC GOP did not matter. John Moorlach deserved re-election at all costs.

One such cost will be that $30k that Wagner raised is now gone and Moorlach will not raise a dime. He has told leadership as such – even as they were preparing to try and save him from Don Wagner! Apparently, the OC GOP leadership does not need the $30k, a small price to pay to maintain the status quo.

Mimi Walters was defended by Fred Whitaker in a conference call. His primary defense WAS ALL THE MONEY MIMI WALTERS RAISED FOR THE PARTY. Don Wagner raised more. He does not matter, he is not an incumbent.

Real people don’t look at incumbency. Only other incumbents worried about the precedent and what it means to them. We call this self-serving party organizational suicide.

If Mimi Walters deserves re-election because of her fundraising and recruiting of other candidates – then John Moorlach (the double-dipping, pension-spiking “conservative”) deserved to go.

Nope. The OC GOP has no moral high ground to stand on or credibility in my opinion and I write this as some of the same power brokers are rigging the election of the upcoming Orange County GOP Central Committee.

The OC GOP has no moral basis to oppose Greg Raths or attempt to bully him. They need to stand up and be counted as a part of the establishment that has brought us the rage-based coalition of Donald Trump. Trump’s rise is 100% due to the epic moral failure of GOP leadership characterized by situational ethics and prizing the status quo more than anyone or anything else.

This leads us to Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher was FORCED TO DEFEND HIMSELF. Why? The OC GOP actually looks like they did not defend one of their incumbents!!!

So, I can’t even say the OC GOP are denizens of the Status-Quo? It appears that the desire to avoid conflict took them in to a state of paralysis.

Dear Congressman Rohrabacher. I don’t know you. I have met you only once. I will defend you. You deserve better than to be discarded by a new generation of self-serving pseudo-conservative opportunists.

Not everyone in the OCGOP are bad people. There are many good, solid people there. It is time to discard Scott Baugh. It is time to discard Fred Whitaker and let’s get leadership with consistency to principle and a spine.

As a concluding note: To my friends in the newly forming OC GOP volunteer clubs, my apologies if the leadership of the OC GOP uses me as an excuse to protect the status quo. If they deny your charter because of me, that’s on them, not you.