Sunday, August 20, 2017

RNC Making Bank---DNC Going Bust

The money is just flowing in for the Republican National Committee.

The Democratic National Committee? Not so much.

From The Hill:

The Republican National Committee (RNC) expanded its massive fundraising lead over the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in July as the Democrats posted their worst July haul in a decade. 

The DNC raised just $3.8 million in July, compared to the $10.2 million raised by the RNC in the same month. While the GOP has no debt, the DNC added slightly to its debt in July, which now sits at $3.4 million. 

Ouch!

The party of fiscal discipline is raking in the dough, and they have defrayed all their debt.

The Democratic Party struggles to raise money and incur more debt.

One has to wonder if the Democratic Party is going to survive one more election!

ICYMI: More Winning For President Trump

Here is a short list (hardly exhaustive) of the big wins that President Trump is accomplishing across the country and how is draining the swamp, sometimes with the inadvertent, unintentional assistance of the very liberals who think that they are dissing him.

All of this was accomplished over the last week, even though the media has become completely Trump deranged.

1. Trump has revoked a rule which bans plastic bottles in National Parks. That was an Obama-era rule meant to hurt working people and force the corrupt, unreal Green agenda down everyone's throats.

2. Operation Choke Point is over. This corrupt program was targeting banks and small lenders to prevent them from helping conservative groups.



3. MS-13 gangs are getting locked up and throw out of the country. In fact, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has met with leaders in El Salvador in order to end the dominance (and existence) of MS-13 throughout Latin America. I don't recall Loretta Lynch or Eric Holder meeting with Latin American leaders to end transnational gang violence.

4. Sad-sack Kal Penn and the rest of Obama Arts Advisory council has resigned. Who needs them? Who ever needed that stupid board anyway? More swamp drained.

5. The Business advisor council which Trump had coordinated has disbanded because everyone was really unhappy with Trump's response to Charlottesville. Right? Wrong! The truth is that Trump is not going big for corporate welfare, so Big Business is taking their marbles and going home.

I say Bye Felicia!

6. The Central American Management program for parolees has been terminated. "Refugees" from Central American countries. Enough with playing Battered Women's Shelter to the world.

We need to put Americans First!

And business is booming!

CAGOP Caucus Members on the Fence: Demand That They #FireChadMayes

This is from Harmeet Dhillon, CAGOP National Committeewoman
Assembly Leadership Update: there are plenty of votes for a new leader if Chad resigns (he’s announced he “won’t capitulate”), but a good contingent of members will not vote to vacate the chair, don’t ask me why.
It’s time for every activist represented by a Republican in the Assembly to pick up the phone and keyboard and ask those members to do the right thing — vote to vacate the chair, vote for a new leader.
Here is contact info for all of them. These calls/emails are most effective when made by their constituents or better yet, leaders of conservative groups active in their districts.
Assemblyman Dante Acosta – (916) 319-2038 – or email Assemblymemberacosta@asm.ca.gov
Assemblyman Frank Bigelow – (916)319-2005 – or email Assemblymemberbigelow@asm.ca.gov
Assemblyman Phillip Chen – (916) 319-2055 – or email Assemblymemberchen@asm.ca.gov
Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham – (916) 319-2035 – or email Assemblymembercunningham@asm.ca.gov

Assemblyman Brian Dahle – (916) 319-2001 – or email Assemblymemberdahle@asm.ca.gov
Assemblyman Health Flora – (916) 319-2012 – or email Assemblymemberflora@asm.ca.gov
Assemblyman James Gallagher – (916) 319-2003 – or email Assemblymembergallagher@asm.ca.gov 
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley – (916) 319-2006 – or email AssemblymemberKiley@asm.ca.gov
Assemblyman Tom Lackey – (916) 319-2036 – or email Assemblymemberlackey@asm.ca.gov
Assemblywoman Marie Waldron – (916) 319-2075 or email Assemblymemberwaldron@asm.ca.gov

Why the CAGOP is Losing: From the Mouth (Accidentally) of CAGOP Vice-Chair Sue Caro

I cannot believe a Vice-Chairman of the California Republican Party actually tweeted this.

Yes, Sue Caro did indeed:

In a sad sense, this No vote should come as no surprise.

Aaron Park reports on "Right On Daily":

Sue Caro argued that the Bay Area Republicans supported the measure – basically towing the line of far left Republican Catherine Baker whose Assembly District is in the Bay Area. She was the only board member that spoke in favor of Chad Mayes and what he did. These assertions were despite the Solano, Sonoma and Monterey GOP taking action against.

Here's another tweet which she sent to me earlier today:
And also:
Wrong!

To Sue Caro, I ask the following questions:

Why do we have political parties?

Why should anyone bother to affiliate with a party that does not expect compliance of any kind?

We have parties to ensure that a set of values becomes enacted in government.

People register with political parties because those parties abide by a clear set of values and want to see those values flourish across the state.

Check out the remarks from the lone Republican state senator in Hawaii, who was thrown out of office last year:



Slam was emphatic: parties are not social gatherings.

They exist to promote a clear agenda.

Notice in the above video that the Republican Party leaders in Hawaii refused to attend the round table. They refused to acknowledge that they are doing a terrible job, and they would have to come clean about their terrible leadership if they went public about the dismal future of the Hawaii GOP.

The same perverse future awaits the California Republican Party if leadership continues to advocate for what Sue Caro obviously believes in.

Right now, what we are seeing in the California Republican Party leadership is a dedication to barely getting by, not willing to take risks or take a strong stance.



Until this past week, Executive Committee Leadership formally demanded that Assembly Permanent Minority Leader Chad Mayes step down.

He co-authored and shepherded through the state assembly a corrupt, anti-Republican, anti-Californian Cap and Trade renewal. They should have left the whole thing in the lap of the Democrats--and many of the California Democratic Party members in the state legislature did not want to vote for it. At all.

The minority leader's decision to go along with that corrupt bargain was bad policy, bad politics, and just bad on principle. Mayes should have been gone by now!

Thankfully, the member who voted against removal of Mayes lost this vote.

But still, it's shameful. This is wrong!

And now we understand the mentality for this "no" vote--and we understand further why the California Republican Party has been losing rather than gaining seats in Sacramento and around the state.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Monumental Problems Facing our Country

Business is booming. Job productivity is up. Despite the left-wing lies that coal was not coming back, miners are mining like never before. Industry is rebranding and expanding, and educational reforms are underway with Betsy DeVos and her team in the Department of Education. Trump has trumped the media yet again, refusing to cave to calls of racism or demands for an apology because he did not immediately condemn the smattering of white supremacists at the Charlottesville, Virginia rally. Why should Trump care? The race card has become so played out, and new media reports are debunking this narrative.

Instead of talking about Fat Boy Kim Jong Un backing away from his bellicose rhetoric, or the massively declining illegal immigration problem which used to overwhelmed our borders, the media are hyping up the fading White Supremacy movement and discussing whether to take down Post Civil War era monuments. Our country is fracturing, but it’s more like a necessary corrective, like a new generation of Americans breaking out of their shells. But let’s talk about the explicitly monumental problem for a few minutes.

The leaders of Baltimore, Maryland decided to remove statues in the city which commemorated Confederate soldiers, officers, etc. Honestly, it makes sense to remove these statues. These men acted in open rebellion to the United States. They explicitly defended slavery and wanted to rip the country apart. It’s no secret that Democratic lawmakers after the Civil War wanted to champion their inveterate confederates. Take them down! These statues do not represent our country or the state of Maryland.



I just read today that the Maryland State legislature decided to remove the bust of Supreme Court Justice and Maryland native Roger Taney. This man was the politically slanted Justice who decided that “Negroes are a subordinate class of human beings with no rights which a white man was bound to respect.” A Democrat and a slave owner, Taney’s temper tantrum in the 1857 Dred Scott decision further divided an already distempered country writhing over the slavery issue—one which had to be resolved by bloodshed on fields of battle all over the nation, including the streets of New York City.

Monuments are not exactly the best way to preserve our historical heritage, anyway. Nietzsche pointed out in his seminal text “The Use and Abuse of History” that monuments allow man to commemorate great deeds, but cover up the hard work and pain which major historical figures encountered to accomplish what brought them great fame. Monuments can give a community a false sense of pride. We celebrate what they did, but are we willing to fight for and defend their principles with the same vigor?

I would further submit that monuments have this inevitable tendency to enshrine what is good about someone without recognition for their failures. Why else would anyone build a monument to another, if they would have to remind the present and future community about their failings? Battles deserve to be commemorated, though, because they helped forge the values and identity of the country which they fought for. There is no greater show of devotion than a man laying down his life for his homeland. President Trump rightfully donated his salary to preserve Gettysburg. I hope that the non-stop guardians for the Unknown Solider remain vigilant.



Ultimately, monuments are about ideas, not just about the people depicted. Martin Luther King Jr. received an extended honor at the Washington Mall, even though Maya Angelou felt that one quote on the marble piece was poorly placed. It was welcome news that liberal Seattle mayor permitted the removal of a statue of Vladimir Lenin. That monument should come down! Ronald Reagan demanded that Gorbachev “Tear Down This Wall!”, a symbol of Soviet oppression. On the eve of the American Revolution, colonists tore down monuments to King George III. The Iraqis gleefully removed statues to Saddam Hussein. Following exposure of his complicity with covering up child sex abuse, Joe Paterno’s statue was also removed from Penn State. Aren’t we glad that they are gone? As new revelations manifest about the truth and error of our status as citizens, we learn more about our history and the legacies we want to celebrate. It makes sense to tear down or remove certain statues.



But won’t these sudden removals obliterate our society’s historical knowledge? What I have learned is that the harder that nefarious interests try to hide or cover up historical humiliations, the more evident they become. Adolph Hitler once quipped “Who remembers the Armenians?” referring to the 1915 genocide. The answer? The growing cohort of Armenian-Americans along with the entire nation of Armenia, and historians around the world. Holocaust denial may have reached a fevered pitch, but proof of the Holocaust has become more ample than ever.

Ultimately, The Battle of the Monuments is really the desperation of the Democratic Party and their new domestic terrorist wings (including Antifa) to undermine the President and force an ongoing narrative that Republicans, conservatives, patriots are racists, and those “racists” must prove otherwise. This line of attack is never-ending, an arrow in the quiver of Cultural Marxism to further undermine our culture of life and liberty.

Thumbs Down on Racism


If Republicans in Washington had more backbone instead of supine spine, they would applaud the removal of these Confederate monuments, reminding the country that these were all Democratic slavery sympathizers. They would also praise President Trump for standing his ground, blasting the violence on both sides at Charlottesville, particularly from the Alt-Left. Trump even predicted then condemned where this monument-bashing movement would lead to: “Are we going to take down George Washington’s statue next?” My response is an emphatic “No!” Why? Even though he did own slaves, Washington fought to establish a new country, conceived in liberty, dedicated to a political culture which would eventually set slaves free and ensure the longest-lasting constitutional republic in world history.


Republicans, not just elected officials, should follow Trump’s lead. Imagine how quickly the argument over monuments would dissipate from the national forefront.

WINNING! Sabo Shares My "Bye Facebook" Article

YES!

Sabo is awesome.

He put together these great posters and sign outside of Maxine Waters' town hall in Inglewood earlier this year:



He also did a great job trolling Facebook:



Today, he just tweeted my article in Townhall about leaving Facebook for good:


Thanks, Sabo!

So Much Winning!


The Steinorth Shuffle (How Legislators Justify Bad Votes)

After 25 sheriff's deputies showed up at Marc Steinorth's district office, it was evident to all that the embattled assemblyman had to meet with his constituents, and just about anyone else who was furious with his Cap-N-Betrayal vote.

In case you missed it, here's the video with all the deputies from the California Highway Patrol ready to rumble:


And here's the 30 minute meeting Steinorth held with voters


Notice how he wanted to take the vast majority of the time to justify his vote.

He kept talking about saving jobs, protecting small businesses, and saving the environment.

Sure, all of that sweet talk is nice and good.

But none of it is true.

Joseph Turner of American Children First asked some very pointed questions.

Steinorth retorted that Turner was paid to be there.

In fact, everyone seated at the table in Steinorth's office attended that meeting on their own time, with no money paid for them to be there.

That is the most shameful thing that I heard in the whole conference.

But other elements are noteworthy.

You will notice that Steinorth repeatedly declared that he had to cast that hard vote. It was either a moderated form of Cap and Trade, or an unelected agency would go full Command and Control.

Baloney.

The fact is that many Democrats did not want to vote for the terrible program. Left-wing as well as conservative activists wanted to stop the Cap and Trade sellout, and the third-house money was the only reason pushing people to cave and vote for that terrible program.

Unthinkable.

Notice also how Steinorth tries to throw the shame back onto the angry constituents: "Would you want me to destroy businesses?"

Then came one question: "Why not let the Democrats own the program?"

Steinorth tried to sound like some martyr-champion: "I did not want to stand and look at the desolation and then claim that I had stood my ground."

Give me a break!

Yeah, sure, he listed a whole bunch of business interests who wanted to support the Cap and Trade program. That's not liberty, and that is not free market capitalism. All that Steinorth did is promote cronyism, especially for public interests who claim to serve as private forces. It's all a bunch of bunkum.

Just as he gave me a line about his widespread availability with constituents. That is the oldest trick in the political playbook. Politicians will sweet-talk their constituents with the argument "Hey, you can call me any time!" But what's the point of contact your lawmakers when they continue to vote against your best interests?

What's the point of emailing and calling your representative when they don't do what you want? The truth is that constituents, voters need to demand power, not just beg for access to their representatives.

They work for us, and therefore we should not have to work hard to get in touch with them.

In the above meeting, you will notice that Judi Neal of Mountain View Republicans demanded to know why Steinorth took the time to meet with big business interests, but never bothered to discuss with individual constituents, aka taxpaying citizens, about their views on the Cap and Trade deal.

He had no credible answer ... because he never could have one.

I had decided not to go to the meeting, but perhaps I could have attended, and been there long enough to ask one question: "When are you going to resign?"

I don't want to hear legislators' excuses for selling out their voters. They either must do the right thing, or the only right thing left for them to do is ... resign.

Former Mayor Frank Scotto Announces Official Bid for State Assembly

Former Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto announced his bid for State Assembly about one month ago.

Yet only today did I finally get my hands on the press release he had issued.

Really.

His time to run was in 2014.

That year, he had the momentum at his back, since he was wrapping up his popular tenure as mayor of Torrance.

Now he's running for state assembly, four years later?

What do you think?

July 20, 2017
Contact: Frank Scotto

Frank@FrankScotto.com

(310) 678-1379

Former Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto Announces Candidacy for Assembly
Leadership With Integrity
 
Torrance, California - Today, Former Torrance Mayor, Frank Scotto (R-Torrance) announced his candidacy for California State Assembly in the 66th District. Scotto has called Torrance home for the past 60 years. He comes from a background of service, like his time spent in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After leaving the Army at the Rank of Sergeant, Frank opened local gasoline service stations. In 1975, Scotto started his own tow truck company, Frank Scotto Towing, which provides emergency services to a number of local emergency automobile assistance programs like the Freeway Service Patrol, California Highway Patrol, and the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Scotto continued his public service in Torrance during two decades serving as a Civil Service Commissioner, City Council Member, Mayor Pro-tem, and most recently Mayor. Scotto has a history as a forward thinker and a reformer. He was integral in bringing economic development projects to Torrance like the Toyota Sports Complex while also encouraging conservation by leading the charge to plant 1,000 trees among the community.

Ahead of his announcement, Scotto said, "I am extremely grateful for the outpouring of support I have received. I vow to be a strong voice for South Bay Residents in Sacramento and bring home the support and services that we need."

Frank Scotto, former Mayor of Torrance
Candidate for State Assembly


“In talking with the people of this community, the message I keep hearing is one of being ignored. I was encouraged to run because of a lack of leadership in Sacramento, and we are not getting our fair share of the tax benefits. Sacramento politicians continue to tax the hardest working families while raising the price of everything from a gallon of gas to the food at the grocery store. If I am elected, I promise to fight to improve our quality of life."

“Frank Scotto understands the voice of his constituents and his neighbors,” states Heidi Ann Ashcraft Torrance City Councilwomen. “I have known Frank for 35 years, and he has proven time and time again to be a hard-working small business owner who is dedicated to his community."

The 66th Assembly District includes the South Bay of Los Angeles County and Torrance, Redondo Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Gardena, Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Lomita, Palos Verdes Estates, and West Carson.
Paid for by Frank Scotto for Assembly 2018
FPPC# Pending
1112 I Street, Ste. 110
Sacramento, CA 95814

RPLAC Still Silent on Cheating Chad Mayes: Why?

The Republican Party of Los Angeles County has turned into another agent of stagnation and wasted opportunities.

The Orange County Republicans are getting busy. They work to register voters.

They are hitting the pavement to get rid of Josh Newman, the state senate Democrat who should have never won SD-27 in the first place.

Let's talk about how San Diego's Republican Party demanded a motion of censure against Chad Mayes and are pushing for his ouster.

Cheating Chad is finding that there are fewer friends willing to rally around him. What a complete betrayal of principles, and such disastrous behavior does not win friends.

And yet ... where is the Republican Party of Los Angeles County?

Why haven't they moved on this issue?

Check out all the CAGOP Central Committees who have demanded Mayes' ouster:



But where is the Republican Party of Los Angeles County?

Why are they silent on this matter?

I have heard from two central committees -- AD 50 and AD 55 -- have already passed their own resolutions.



What about RPLAC?

I wonder why indeed they are taking their time ...

Andy Gimme-Candy, Cheating Chad, and Howard Fakes
All part of the New Permanent Minority

Rundown On Who Voted How on Cap-N-Traitor Mayes

Here we go, folks.

So, who voted how on the fate of Cheating Chad Mayes, the Cap-N-Traitor who robbed voters by an unprecedented $1 more per gallon for gas?



The CAGOP Board Voted as follows:
Jim Brulte: AYE
Kristen Olsen: NAY
Deborah Wilder: NAY
Mario Guerra: NAY
McCully: NAY
Dennis Revell: AYE
Sue Caro: NAY
Rob Bernosky: AYE
Joy Stewart: AYE
Steve Fazio: AYE
Dave Wilmon: NAY
Mike McClellan: AYE
Mike Osborn: AYE
Pat Bates: AYE
Chad Mayes: NAY
Dianne Harkey: AYE
Harmeet Dhillon: AYE
Shawn Steel: AYE
Tony Krvaric: AYE
Tom Ross – ABS
Tom DelBecarro: AYE
Final Tally: 13-7-1
The CRP Executive Board has 22 people, but Congressman Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) was unavailable since he was out of the country.
The final voter turnout was better than expected. I had heard that the vote was 13-9.
I made my point loud and clear to Chairman Jim Brulte at a meeting last Thursday with the South Bay Impact Republicans.

At least one Republican in Northern California, Tom Del Becarro. voted to remove Mayes.
Oh, how can I forget Harmeet Dhillon, too! So much good news! Maybe, just maybe Northern and Southern California Republicans can bridge the gaps and work together to Make California Great Again. Yes, I am really starting to like Harmeet. A San Francisco Republican who acts like a Tea Party conservative--hell has frozen over.
Steve Fazio, the state senate candidate to replace Fran Pavley, has also replaced Mark "The Weasel"" Vafiades, and now serves as the regional Vice Chairman for Los Angeles County. This man voted against Mayes, too. So much winning!
And now for the losers ...
It's no surprise that Cheating Chad and Kreepy Kristin voted no. They have been in bed together on just about everything. They cheat on their spouses, they cheated on the California taxpayers, and they cheated on their fellow Republicans. They slept with third-house special interests in Sacramento, too.
Shameful.
My two biggest disappointments fall on Sue Caro and Mario Guerra.
I have never been so disaffected by their perverse decision to support and stand by Cheating Chad and reject any decision to support this Cap-N-Betrayal.
Unbelievable. Caro actually defended the Cap and Trade program, in large part to carry water for left-wing RINO Catharine Baker.
But Mario? He is supposed to be the consummate conservative, the deacon for his local Catholic Church in Downey, CA!
How could this happen?!