Jul 092021

Get to know these names: Jessica Patterson CAGOP Empress. David Stafford Reade: Jessica’s Campaign Manager / Faulconer Grassroots Director. Jeff Randle: Consultant and Power Broker. Tom Ross: Team California Director. Howard Hakes: New Majority Director. Andy Garakhani / Gimmecandy: Consultant, Swamp Dweller, Faulconer Staffer

These are just some of the luminaries I refer to in the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure. They are all fully invested in Kevin Faulconer and controlling the CAGOP.

So – let me take the latest email from the CAGOP and add the critical details and edits:

Dear (idiot delegate that we are going to roll),

The California Republican Party’s focus on recalling Governor Newsom (and electing Kevin Faulconer) is stronger than ever.  As I’m sure you’re aware, our bylaws currently do not outline how we can endorse a candidate in a recall election for a statewide office.  A bylaw proposal was recently submitted that recommends a process for endorsement in a recall election.  I believe it is important to consider this proposal as soon as possible so that we, as California Republicans, can support a candidate for Governor in the September 14 recall election and continue our work to defeat the Democrats and Gavin Newsom.

We have received questions about the process of considering this bylaw proposal, so I want to outline the details and encourage your support and involvement.

Bylaw Proposal: 
The bylaw proposal regarding an endorsement for a statewide office in a recall election was received on June 11, 2021, and is currently available for your review HERE.  A meeting of the Executive Committee has been called in order to take action on the potential recommendation to be made by the Rules Committee.
Blogger’s Note: OC GOP Chairman, Fred Whitaker, who I have hammered for the last two years for rigging endorsements in Orange County and his indifference to the rape victim of Bill Brough – submitted the By-Law Change at 5:07PM on 6-11-2021 right after the staff had left for the weekend. 

The Rules Committee will meet via Zoom on Friday, July 23, at 12:00 PM. 
The Rules Committee will discuss the four bylaw proposals received by the deadline of at least 40 days prior to the meeting or Convention of the Committee. The Rules Committee will produce recommendations via their Rules Report, which will be taken up at the Executive Committee meeting. Delegates are welcome to view the meeting of the Rules Committee.  You can register to attend the Zoom webinar of the Rules Committee at this link
Blogger’s Note: NO COMMENTS ALLOWED. Half the Executive Committee is appointed by the Chair meaning they were pre-selected for loyalty and compliance with the regime.
Note there are 4 by-law proposals. One of the proposals was sat on since February. ON 6-14-2021 at 1:30PM Jessica Patterson forwarded the three by-law proposals she had been sitting on, along with the Whitaker 50% vote endorsement by-law to SELECT MEMBERS of the rules committee. (not the whole committee)
UPDATE – The Chair is supposed to forward every submitted by-law proposal to the rules committee within 3 days of receipt. Looks like in 3 out of the four cases, she violated the bylaws. It is clear that the corrupt leadership of the CAGOP do not fear being sued for the grotesque, repeated and systematic violations of the by-laws.

Executive Committee Meeting:
The CAGOP bylaws grant the Executive Committee all powers and duties of the committee as provided by law.  Typically, bylaw changes are voted on by delegates and made at our conventions.  Since our next Convention is September 24 – 26, this is too late to take action on a bylaw change that would allow us to endorse a candidate before the September 14 recall election.  I decided to call a meeting of the Executive Committee for this reason.
Blogger’s Note: Jessica Patterson sent out the call for the Executive Committee Meeting at 11:26PM 6-14-2021 for a date of 7-24-2021 MEANING RECIPIENTS ONLY HAD 34 MINUTES TO CONTEST THE CALL OR ADD TO THE AGENDA. The meeting was called with 40 days and 34 minutes notice, this is a typical David Stafford Reade maneuver. He is a pro at manipulating organizational endorsements and by-laws. 

The Executive Committee will only act on the recommendation of the Rules Committee regarding the bylaw proposal.  The Executive Committee will NOT endorse a candidate.  It is critical that all delegates have the opportunity to endorse whichever candidate they choose.
Blogger’s Note – this is a deceptive lie. The purpose of the executive committee action is to reduce the threshold to 50%+1 so the consultants and staff masquerading as party activists have the majority needed to endorse Kevin Faulconer.

The Executive Committee will meet in person on Saturday, July 24 at 12:00 PM at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott.  Delegates are welcome to attend in person or view the meeting via Zoom webinar.  To attend in person, please email crytothefbi@cagop.org to RSVP. If you would like to attend the Zoom webinar, you can register at this link.

Endorsement – What happens next? (Aka how we jam down the endorsement of Kevin Faulconer)

If the Rules Committee makes a recommendation to adopt the bylaw proposal to endorse a candidate in the recall election of a statewide office and the Executive Committee then votes to adopt the bylaw proposal, it will then be time for the Gubernatorial candidates to get to work on earning your endorsement.  A procedure for endorsement will be provided to the candidates and delegates, and a special meeting of the delegates will take place on August 7, 2021 at 10:00AM.  This meeting will be held via Zoom, and voting will be conducted electronically.  Information on how to register for this meeting will be available soon.  The only item on the agenda of this meeting is whether or not the Committee shall endorse a candidate to replace Gavin Newsom as Governor in the September 14, 2021 recall election.

Please note:
  • If this special endorsement meeting occurs, it does not replace our Fall 2021 Convention (September 24 – 26 in San Diego).
  • Only delegates who have paid their CAGOP delegate dues for the 2021/2022 term will be eligible to vote at the endorsement meeting.
  • Fred Whitaker’s By-Law Amendment also requires the would be endorsee to gather 200 delegate signatures to even be eligible for the endorsement! Given that there are only 1416 delegates and no more than 1150 participate in any given convention, the consultant class would eliminate almost every candidate from contention making it easier for us to endorse Kevin Faulconer! 

I hope this information bullshit smokescreen helps in your planning on how you will be involved in the vital business of our party and ultimately recalling Gavin Newsom.  Throughout this process our team has maintained an open line of communication with the Gubernatorial campaigns consultant class and Faulconer campaign and we will continue to do so. If the bylaw proposal to allow the CAGOP to endorse in the recall election passes, we will provide the campaigns with any and all information on the endorsement process. Our staff is available to answer any questions the campaigns or delegates may have. Please address all questions to COO/Executive Director, Bryan Watkins, and/or Operations Director, Danielle Cullum, at crytothefbi@cagop.org or 916-448-9496.

I look forward to seeing you at these upcoming meetings!
P.S. Please note that half the CAGOP’s staff has ties to Kevin Faulconer.
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  2 Responses to “CAGOP Update: Did you know that Jessica Patterson Gave 34 Minutes Notice of the Executive Committee Jam Down Meeting?”

  1. Why is no one calling out the gross inconsistency of convening delegates to endorse but not to vote on the by-law change?

  2. We only hold two conventions in odd years. In the past, we have not convened a special convention for any reason (not in the twenty-plus years that I have been attending). We have, on numerous occasions, convened the Executive Committee to make major decisions in between conventions (our bylaws specify this). Frankly, I don’t know many people who support Faulconer so I don’t see his endorsement as imminent. With Kiley and soon Larry Elder jumping in, I think it is up for grabs. Personally, I think John Cox is very likely to be the next Governor. He is very well qualified and has the most statewide name ID of any Republican running.

    Gregory Gandrud

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