Jul 282016

ElemtsI have to guess that Doug Elmets at 58 years of age is suffering a late mid-life crisis. Sometimes, you see aging men do really bizarre things when they feel like they are losing relevance.

Doug Elmets has always been a go-to person for the local leftist media to get negative comments about Republicans from. For strange reasons, many in the local political establishment think he is relevant only making his ego get even worse than it was when I met him 10 years ago.

Elmets, (who worked for Ronald Reagan, he’ll tell you unsolicited, btw) must have thought he had the horsepower to make himself in to someone really important by betraying dozens of friends and associates within the GOP. If you listened to the fawning coverage from 1530 KFBK and other leftist local media outlets, you could see the short-term gain for Elmets (for himself) by what he did.

Now that Elmets has actually gone to the DNC and endorsed Hillary Clinton, I just want to say that Richard Rocucci and Tracy Mendonsa just got screwed. They are now tied to a union-backed movement (which is a problem itself, but not so much as people love Cops and Firefighters), that is led by a self-serving Republican of Convenience Doug Elmets.

Politico also says that Doug Elmets will rip the RNC platform, too. This is confirmation that Doug Elmets is also a fraud. Elmets is one of those Republicans that would rather see democrats elected than accept things like the sanctity of life, gun rights or anything resembling legal immigration policy – choosing instead to go for the easy attention grabbing.

I have always believed Elmets to be a democrat and now that his disdain for Conservative Republicans has gone national, what does that mean in Roseville?

Elmets is the Campaign Manager / Consultant for Roseville First 2016, a public-employee union backed effort to influence Roseville City Council elections. Because of his selfish, self-serving move to bring attention to himself, he has now smeared Roseville First 2016 with all of his anti-conservative vitreol because he personally was made to feel irrelevant when the little people of the GOP rose up and nominated Donald Trump.

Do not minimize Elmets attack of the RNC Platform – as created by those same little people that nominated Donald Trump – Elmets has always had a visceral disdain for Conservatives.

Now Richard Rocucci who re-registered Republican in order to try to hide how liberal he is, has been outed by Doug Elmets.

Conservative Republican Tracy Mendonsa may well have been tossed under a Roseville Ladder Truck as people will think he is a Clinton Supporting, Conservative-Hating liberal like Elmets.

It is the natural response to such a public action. I can guarantee you that Elmets did not think about the Police, Firefighters, Rocucci or Mendonsa before he did this.

Mancini and Peppin deserved better than this. Their Unions just got marginalized by a man they have overpaid to advise them. I have spoken to both Mancini and Peppin at Tracy Mendonsa’s campaign kickoff, they are both good dudes who appear to be pretty well adjusted. There is no way they had any input in Doug Elmets’ decision.

I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that Mr. Elmets pulled this stunt because at Age 58, he still feels that he needs more money and may well believe that he has not gotten as famous as his ego tells him he should be. It would not surprise me that if America decides to commit suicide and elects Hillary Clinton that Mr. Elmets is front in line for a cushy 500k a year job helping cover up Hillary Clinton’s corruption. (that is a basic requirement to work in the Clinton camp)

Ask yourself if it is that far fetched? Doug Elmets like a few others I have met from the GOP political establishment hates conservatives. He hates grassroots, I’ve seen it firsthand. So why not make a final play for the job in the system you’ve always wanted? Elmets will be 66 in 8 years, probably too old for another shot at that, so it makes sense to me.

In the meantime? RosevilleFirst? You guys just got screwed, Doug Elmets style – ego first, clients last.

Jul 252016

ElemtsRonald Reagan is rolling over in his grave.

I am not sure what Mr. Elmets is trying to accomplish by doing this. The Sacramento Bee uses Elmets as a go to “Republican” when they need a soundbyte trashing a conservative, but this is next level.

For those of you not familiar with Elmets – let me give you a quick summary:

He worked for Ronald Reagan. This is a huge part of his identity and he makes sure everyone knows he worked for Reagan.

(Legendary Tax Fighter Lew Uhler (Kirk’s Father) also worked for Ronald Reagan – this proves that Reagan had quite a diverse staff as Uhler and Elmets are polar political opposites.)

Elmets worked for / was a consultant for Congressman Doug Ose. Ose was a Trump delegate and early Trump supporter. Doug Ose has been a loyal (moderate) Republican donor and booster for years. I have never known Ose to support a democrat for a major office – and believe me, I have been a critic of Ose.

Elmets works for (is a consultant for) the Auburn Rancheria – his alleged salary is $15k a month. The Auburn Rancheria is one of the most liberal tribes in California. (most are GOP-leaning, the Auburn Tribe – Thunder Valley – is not) Could this move have something to do with his work for the tribe?

Elmets is also the prime mover behind Roseville First 2016. This is the group of Unions that endorsed Richard Rocucci and Tracy Mendonsa for Roseville City Council. This group is seeking to wield influence in the Roseville City Council as they believe they were wronged in previous contract negotiations.

Roseville is a Republican City. Placer is a Republican County. I am not sure how Elmets speaking at the DNC convention will help him further his attempts to influence local elections. I am sure it will make the tribe he works for happy and it will also give him attention – however, this will permanently tar him as a democrat. You can claim Reagan all you want, but people are judged by their actions.

I am not sure that this helps Roseville First. I think if anything, it will solidify the perception amongst many that they are a bunch of democrats seeking to bust the city’s budget the same way state workers have at the state level. The people I met after Tracy was endorsed by them are anything but democrats – they are quite a mix. However, their spokesperson and lead consultant has hitched himself to Hillary Clinton. This is not fair to their group or to their overall goals.

I have always believed Elmets was a democrat registered in the wrong political party based on his pattern, he has certainly removed any doubt in many people’s minds with his decision to go to the DNC convention to draw attention to himself.

I won’t be watching the DNC convention. The DNC convention is going to be a disaster as Bernie Sanders was booed by his own supporters for selling out to Clinton. Nancy Pelosi was booed. People are protesting in the streets. Hillary Clinton has been laid wide open by Wikileaks as the beneficiary of widespread News Media Collusion and corruption within the DNC ranks to help rig the nomination for her. The Chair of the DNC was thrown under the bus and then hired by Ms. Clinton (ostensibly as a reward for her service).

It makes the dead ambassador and the multiple felonies that the FBI said she committed seem like a faded memory. It makes the deal cut between Bill Clinton and the US Attorney General to stifle the prosecution seem minor.

Why then did Doug Elmets decide to attach himself to all of this? It matters, folks. It matters a lot.

Jul 122016

(This will be the first of many…)

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.

Jul 112016

Ted Gaines has already bought slate mail cards for his next office. He is going to abandon the State Senate and the voters of SD01 in 2018 should he win election to the Board of Equalization.

Ted Gaines has a problem. He voted for two really bad bills in Committee. Not just in one committee, he did it in TWO committees!

The Senate Appropriations and Senate Transportation and Housing Committees both passed this out with the assistance of Ted Gaines.

SB_1077 is a tax on vehicular miles travelled (a VMT Tax) that is being mislabeled a “fee”, more specifically a “mileage based fee” (MBF).

SB_1298 is a bill that furthers the setting aside of traffic lanes for purpose of christening them “high occupancy toll lanes” (HOT lanes), another form of “road pricing” designed to “nudge” people out of their cars & into public transit.

If you bought a hybrid car trying to save on Gas, Ted Gaines screwed you. If you’re a truck driver, Ted Gaines screwed you. If you commute long distance, Ted Gaines screwed you. If you are a salesman, Ted Gaines screwed you.

If you’re hoping for new lanes on our freeways – better get a blow up doll because YOU won’t be able to use them because of Ted Gaines!

Oh, and leave us not forget about the Beth Gaines office-shopping saga. I’d suggest the peasants with pitchforks go and torch something, but since Gaines has moved so many times I don’t think even HE knows where he lives anymore. But, he’s on the ballot again. (you know, priorities…)

Trainwreck Teddy, coming to yet another election.

P.S. if you think they will get rid of the gas tax and replace it with this mileage tax, you’re smoking crack. This is going to be in addition to. This is what some Republicans just refuse to comprehend about taxes.

Jul 112016

We always hear that CA-09 is “winnable” for a Republican. Tony Amador is a Retired US Marshall and has quite a personal story and resume. He has run before – but this year he is a Donald Trump delegate to the RNC Convention choosing to stand up to the establishment while others lost their nerve and resigned.

The incumbent is Jerry McNerney – one of the ex-military officers recruited by the dems in a drill of 2006 to try to take the veteran issue away from W Bush. McNerney won not because of his issues or ability, he won because of Jack Abramoff and smearing Richard Pombo. 

Maybe this is the year Amador Breaks through. He certainly has the fire in the belly, look at this:

STOCKTON, CA, USA, July 8, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, the Former United States Marshal for the Eastern District of California, Antonio C. ‘Tony’ Amador, JD, calls for the Resignation of FBI Director James Comey.

As a person with nearly 40 years of law enforcement experience, I do not take this step lightly. I have never witnessed a more serious act of official dereliction of duty than the recent press conference held by James Comey, the Director of the FBI.

First, Comey carefully laid out the extensive legal case against then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Then, the Director acted irresponsibly by recommending against prosecuting Secretary Clinton.

Analogy: imagine a Police Chief whose investigators find gross mishandling of sensitive information that puts the public at risk, who then holds a press conference urging the District Attorney not to prosecute. Director Comey recommended the Attorney General ignore the facts of the investigation and the plain reading of the law, and not prosecute a case.

The section of US law that — by Comey’s own admission — the FBI found Hillary violated:

(f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

(g) If two or more persons conspire to violate any of the foregoing provisions of this section, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be subject to the punishment provided for the offense which is the object of such conspiracy.

The law is clear. Director Comey spent most of his press conference detailing how Secretary Clinton violated the law.

Then FBI Director Comey who is sworn to uphold the law – let down all of us:

• The FBI Director publically recommended non-prosecution of Mrs. Clinton, based on his assertion-without-proof that there was no intent on her part to commit breaches of security with classified information.

• Comey specifically stated that Clinton’s actions exhibited ‘great carelessness.’ Ordinary carelessness is ‘negligence’ under the law. ‘Great carelessness is gross negligence under the law; they are equivalent terms!

• Comey broke the standard protocol of a confidential written recommendation to the DOJ.

• The FBI Director has turned the Bureau into a ‘political’ machine serving the needs of the Washington elites.

• There should never be one set of rules for the elites and another for the rest of us.

 When an elite person excuses another elite person from the law, others feel less constrained to follow the law. #PrayforDallas

For these reasons, Director Comey is derelict in his duty to enforce the law. The FBI Director should do the honorable thing and resign immediately, so that the general public can regain faith in our criminal justice system and rule of law.

Many of us who have family and friends in Law Enforcement are shocked and saddened by the killings of heroic police officers in Dallas. Perhaps this is an example of when official lawlessness reigns, disorder follows.

Amador was a former Los Angeles Police officer, Director of the California Youth Authority, Narcotic Addict Evaluation Authority Member, Youthful Offender Parole Board member and United States Marshal for the Eastern District of California. He is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and recently a member of the San Joaquin Grand Jury. Tony Amador is currently a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, from the 9th District in California.