Oct 262017

Warning: Graphic Content

I can not begin to tell you how much I have to remind myself why I am a follower of Christ and why Jesus Christ means everything to me. My work in politics makes me fight for my faith sometimes on an hour by hour basis as the actions of other so-called Christians make me want to scream. They go far beyond social media arguments or campaign hyperbolae. They go to base human nature.

It is has been clear for years that I have a tremendous amount of disdain for Ted Gaines. I believe him to be a hypocrite. He still has a lot of fans in his local Church, which is common for a public figure as most never get a chance to see below the surface. Mr. Gaines pattern of egomenical self-serving narcissism is clear as he ran over several year’s old relationships to position his wife for a name-id based run for Assembly some years ago.

Mr. Gaines also employed a sexual predator and monster (at least that is what I think of Ssssssteve Davey) for years. A staffer that managed to endure Steve Davey’s psychosis for almost 4 years told me some hair raising stories. I’ve confirmed a couple of them with others who witnessed them. Steve Davey was known for saying things like: “Nice Tits”, “Cute little hoochie outfit” and the like to female staff in the office. Read my original expose on Steve Davey here. Read part two, featuring the staffer on the record here.

Davey is reputed to have cheated on his first wife a couple times. I believe I may have seen one of Steve’s marks at a CRP convention several years ago, the same staffer that went on the record told me several stories as well. In addition, Steve Davey used to make graphic sexual comments about women in local government in front of staff, talking about how he’d like to f— this person or that.

Where was Ted Gaines? He did nothing. A chief of staff in the state legislature told me that finally after 7(!) years worth of complaints against that monster, the Rules Committee Fired Steve Davey because Ted Gaines refused to do a thing. What Would Jesus Do? Certainly not what the feckless Ted Gaines did.

Beth Gaines? Same thing. When she was in the Assembly, she employed Dave Titus, who was moved to the Ted Gaines operation after Steve Davey was forced out. I personally witnessed Dave Titus cheat on his wife of 20 Years during a campaign I was volunteering on, I was also aware that Dave Titus was well-known in the capitol for his sexual forays. What did the Christian Beth Gaines do when Dave Titus was continuing his behavior against Wife #2 years later while on her payroll? That’s right. Nothing.

I know Dave Titus, because I witnessed it many years ago when he worked for a different legislator used to tell his staff how to use their position to get laid. (his words) Steve Davey was a protege’ of Dave Titus.

Since I am focusing on sexual misdeeds, I’ve been leaving out the trail of destruction their out of control behavior has left in other areas as they are all rampaging through my home area.

It adds a level of emotional violation when I have to write these kinds of words about so-called Christian leaders who appear to tolerate and encourage slime like Steve Davey and Dave Titus by their inaction. Ted Gaines is running for yet another office in 2018 in order to free up his Senate Seat for Beth Gaines to run again in a special election in 2019. If you want to see the pattern continue, keep voting for the Gaines.

As someone who wants everyone to find a relationship with Christ some day, it is heartbreaking to see this sort of savage hypocrisy. It cheapens the perceived value of the faith as so many on the Republican side of the aisle use faith as a prop on their campaign mail while it means next to nothing otherwise.

Had enough? I’ve got 18 year’s worth and I am tired of holding them in my memory… stay tuned…

Dec 022016

You have to know the Gaines to understand why they behave the way they do. If someone thinks having a complete disaster of a human being like Sssssteve Davey as an advisor is a mistake, think again. Officeholders typically surround themselves with people who reflect who they are.

Beth Gaines, on the heels of her humiliating drubbing has some leftover money to spend. She spent money out of her 2014 officeholder account on some Name-ID boosting mail in anticipation of her 2019 run for State Senate after Ted Gaines wins his BOE race. Please note – we will be supporting (fill in the name of Republican Candidate Here) over Ted Gaines in that race.

The entire state of California is turning blue. El Dorado County’s 1st Sup District is already an area that is purple and a democrat, John Hidahl blew Beth Gaines out. The plan was for Beth Gaines to get a paycheck from El Dorado County for a few years. IN the meantime, her Husband, Ted Gaines is already spending money and raising money for a 2018 Run for Board of Equalization. The Gaines have moved 3 times and are going to have a tough decision to make as Roseville is NOT in the State Senate Seat currently infested by Mr. Gaines.

Thanks to the heroic campaign and service to California of John Hidahl – that plan has been scuttled. Now, Beth Gaines will be forced out of AD06 in favor of the talented Kevin Kiley by term limits.

In addition to having an AssemblyMember that can complete a sentence on the floor of the Assembly, AD06 will actually have an Assemblymember that gives a rip.

Should Ted Gaines win his BOE race, the logical choice was for Beth Gaines to run in a 2019 Special Election for Ted Gaines State Senate Seat. In 2011, the Gaines Dynasty was born when Ted Gaines and Steve Davey thought it would be a great idea to betray dozens of long-term relationships and install Beth in to the Assembly.

Because the feckless CA Establishment would rather be tortured by ISIS than deal with lousy incumbents – they invested $1.5 million on Gaines in 2012 to help her fend off a challenge from Andy Pugno. Once that was done, they also spent money on revenge against Pugno’s supporters. But – Beth Gaines never won a competitive race on her own. John Hidahl proved that.

This is why the 2019 Special Election set up for the next sequence of state paychecks was necessary.

With the plan unraveled, back to the mailer from Gaines. Take a look at the front and back of it. It did NOT arrive in Roseville, as Roseville is in SD04 not SD01.

It is pretty clear – it is a mailer about transportation issues – a la Measure M… but it focuses along Hwy 50. 2/3 of the population of AD06 is affected by I-80. One thing I have learned about the Gaines, they are dumb as bricks. Another thing I have learned about the Gaines, they are of above average intelligence at getting even with people. In this case, the recipients of the revenge are the people in the Placer County portion of AD06 who were responsible for running Beth Gaines out to El Dorado County to unsuccessfully seek her next office.

We are not rid of the Gaines cancer yet. Ted Gaines will be on the ballot in 2018, and remember, if he wins that race you will see Beth Gaines on your ballot. Meanwhile, Donald Trump lost California by 4.1 million votes and the GOP is now below 1/3 in both houses of the State Legislature. Neither Gaines care how few Republicans end up in office, as long as THEY are one of them.

Nov 102016

Many of you that read this blog regularly know I have no use for Beth Gaines or Ted Gaines. They represent the worst politics has to offer:

  1. They play Christian when it suits them
  2. They discard political allies at a whim and are loyal to no one
  3. They are always looking at the next office beyond the one they are in

Beth Gaines shopped for three offices to run for, and settled on running for El Dorado County Supervisor after determining that she could not beat Kirk Uhler in Placer and the wise now-retired Roberta MacGlashan waited until Gaines moved to a rented house in Serrano to retire. N/E Sacramento County was spared Beth Gaines and will soon be represented by Sue Frost.

El Dorado County had to rid itself of the Gaines cancer. Beth Gaines used a bunch of money she raised in to her Assembly account to build a seemingly insurmountable lead for herself. She believed she had the name ID and good will in El Dorado County to use them for her next government paycheck.

Then along came John Hidahl, a 40 year resident of the area. Hidahl ran a modest, but straightforward campaign. Hidahl was known to people and rooted in the area and is notably able to complete full sentences extemporaneously.

One of the best moments of the evening was getting a text message from a friend showing Gaines trailing Hidahl in the runoff by a massive 17 points. That margin held throughout the night.

A man I believe to be a sexual predator, who was reportedly (as told to me by several in the Capitol) fired by the State Senate Rules committee for multiple documented and real sexual harassment complaints, Steve Davey was her campaign manager. Davey needed a paycheck once he was forced out of Sacramento.

This is humiliating for Sssssteve Davey as well as his departure from Ted Gaines office was spun as a promotion in to him running his own consulting business. I hope someday to have a candidate running against one of his, and anyone that knows how to treat women and whose IQ is above plant life should relish the chance to square off against Davey in a campaign.

Beth Gaines was supposed to occupy an El Dorado County Supervisor seat for 2.5 years and then Run for State Senate in a Special Election in 2019. The idea was that her name ID could carry her in to office like it did in a special election in 2011.

Then the feckless, incompetent team of Beth Gaines and Steve Davey got their asses kicked.

Ted Gaines, just re-elected to his final term in the State Senate is already lining up his run for Board of Equalization in 2018. He has moved money and raised money and is buying slate mail cards in preparation for that run. I am told that Gaines, whose district runs all the way to the Oregon Border is rarely ever seen North of Auburn.

The defeat of Beth Gaines puts a major crimp in the best laid plans of team Gaines. After the establishment (who lost badly on the GOP side in 2016 with the election of Donald Trump) funded Gaines re-election in 2012 despite their knowledge of her incompetence and lack of character, it has been a long wait for justice for the betrayals of many in South Placer.

We will still have to beat her one more time in 2019 should Ted Gaines win his BOE race in 2018. That will be a very different election as donors have little to fear from a BOE member versus a sitting State Senator leveraging that position to force donors in to supporting an unqualified spouse. We will have a chance to get rid of the Gaines scourge in California if we stop Ted Gaines for BOE in 2018, as Ted will be forced out of his 15 year infestation of state-level office by term limits in 2020.

For now, I will enjoy some justice for those that Ssssteve Davey and the Gaines have hurt – knowing full well that their sense of entitlement to public office will never stop.

Oct 182016

Subservience. There is that word again. In today’s political world, the grip of it is being loosened and railed against.

Ted and Beth Gaines have been used to having a world of donors who donated to them because of Ted Gaines being a State Senator. Then, out of fear of reprisal, they did not donate to her opponents.

There is no real loyalty to the Gaines, only the feckless establishment that would rather have body parts amputated without anesthesia than accept change from the status quo. This is why I am proud of the El Dorado Mountain Democrat for finally putting down the kool-aid and for conquering their fears of reprisal and doing the RIGHT THING for El Dorado County.

Yes, John Hidahl is a dem, I get that. Beth Gaines makes me embarrassed to be a Republican. So, guess what – the solution is vote for the democrat to treat the cancer.

Let me give you a rundown:

Ted Gaines refused to terminate an out of control staffer who had numerous complaints of bona-fide harassment. This same staffer was fired by the State of CA and is now running Beth Gaines’ Supervisor Campaign. My sources are Capitol Staff and former Gaines Staff. The State of CA won’t talk about a personnel matter publicly. In case you don’t know who I am referring to, that would be a monster named Steve Davey. Based on my personal interactions with Steve Davey, the fact that he is a serial abuser of women is no surprise whatsoever.

The fact that the pseudo-Christian Ted Gaines would let this monster continue his reign of terror over his staff is reprehensible and a partial birth abortion of leadership. That alone is a reason to never support a Gaines again.

Ted and Beth Gaines betrayed dozens of long-standing relationships to shop for offices to run for and did so on multiple occasions.

Beth Gaines vetted a run against Kirk Uhler and then attempted to run for Roberta MacGlashan’s seat. MacGlashan waited for Gaines to actually move to El Dorado County before she retired.

Most of Beth Gaines’ money is from transferred money from donors thinking they were giving to a state-level race.

Beth Gaines has been so incompetent in the legislature that she had to vote against her own amendment to a bill because of a drafting error and she avoids speaking from the floor. This comes amidst the revelation that she is the smarter of the two Gaines.

Ted Gaines is already buying slate mail cards for his next run in 2018. This means the plan is for Beth Gaines to run for State Senate in 2019 in a special election because she would be at a severe disadvantage in a regular election. This means then, that the voters of El Dorado County are being used once again for a paycheck to support the Gaines family and nothing more as she will not even finish one term as supervisor.

El Dorado County’s District 1 voters get a fresh start this November and we can think of no one better to serve as their supervisor than a familiar face.

For nearly 40 years John Hidahl has called El Dorado Hills home and has dedicated his time and resources to making the community a great place to live. That goal will undoubtedly continue if elected to serve on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and he has earned the Mountain Democrat’s endorsement.

Hidahl has already demonstrated on the various boards and committees for which he’s served that he gives thoughtful consideration to the many sides of an issue, is willing to put in the time to make sure he’s educated and has the ability to lead. He’s also shown he can make tough decisions and will listen to his constituents, an attribute that will go a long way for a community that sometimes feels under-represented.

When speaking with our editorial board Hidahl said, if elected, he would look for ways to “better government” by eliminating waste, improving efficiency and providing better customer service. He wants to get involved at the “boots-on-the-ground” level to really get an idea of what’s working and what’s not. What a refreshing idea.

Too often county supervisors, who have very busy schedules, only look to department heads and administrative staff for information about how a particular department or program is operating. A supervisor who pledges to meet with and listens to rank-and-file county employees is a welcome change. We’re behind Hidahl’s goal of finding the common ground between those at the top, those in the middle and those in the trenches.

And speaking of being in the trenches, Hidahl certainly knows what that’s like and what it means to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

He’s served on the El Dorado Hills Fire Board for 33 years and has also held seats on the El Dorado County Parks and Recreation Commission, the El Dorado Hills Community Council and the El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee. He helped spearhead the cityhood movement as a leader on the El Dorado Hills Incorporation Committee.

Hidahl also supported voter-approved Measure E and the advisory vote in El Dorado Hills to keep the old golf course open space. And while he supported the constituents in these endeavors, Hidahl stressed that he’s not anti-growth but rather someone looking for balance between the needs of residents, the needs of business, the needs of seniors, etc. That’s definitely what the county needs — balance — and we encourage District 1 voters to select John Hidahl as the next District 1 supervisor.

Oct 122016

gainesIN usual Gaines fashion, when asked, they try to avoid the question.

Thank you to former Placer County Supervisor Bruce Kranz – who they helped unseat in favor of extreme left-wing liberal activist Jennifer Montgomery. (She always finds an excuse to vote against every development project, more on that soon)

If you are a Trump Supporter – look up AssemblyWoman Beth Gaines and State Senator Ted Gaines and demand their staff (because they will never talk to you themselves unless you’re a donor) explain why they are spineless turncoats.

Don’t believe me? Click this link. You will also see that Congressman LaMalfa was equally as circumspect when he responded – again underlining the clear leadership of McClintock on this issue.

BTW – Beth Gaines shopped for three offices to run for before “moving” to El Dorado County to run for supervisor. Make sure you vote for John Hidahl if you live in El Dorado County Supervisorial District 1. I don’t know a damn thing about him, but he is NOT Beth Gaines.

Also note that Ted Gaines has begun buying slate mail cards and fundraising for his next run for office in 2018. Make a note and kick his ass for being a Hillary Clinton supporter.

One thing this does mean is that anyone in a district the Gaines’ infest is released from any moral obligation to support them if they are the nominee of the GOP.

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