The most Corrupt Union in America. Obama’s thugs. The Purple Shirts that protest every year when Republicans try in vain to stop tax increases.
The SEIU. They believe that the taxpayers of California are duty-bound to give them everything they demand.
But they screwed up when they donated to Roger Niello.
Around May of 2009 – Roger Niello stood up against the SEIU’s sweetheart deal negotiated in the background with the Governor.
Based on Roger Niello’s Opposition, the Contract was denied and then renogotiated at a later time.
Undeterred – the purple shirts showed up at a Niello dealership nearest you to whine with their pickets (while getting paid, of course) about how unfair Roger Niello was to them.
Question – do you know how many in the Assembly could pull that one off? Anyone?
Roger Niello did.
Remember how the FPPC exhonerated the Placer County Republican Central Committee? Didn’t it seem odd that the Fresno and Stanislaus committee were not mentioned that much in any stories that ran all over the state until the FPPC finished their investigation?
The statewide media had help. The same person who shopped the stories about the Placer County Republican Central Committee’s non-scandal has turned his sights on Tom Hudson.
The agenda of Doug Elmets and the Sacramento Bee meet again – the template of the National Media is to Show a Divisive, mean Republican Party that clings to its’ Guns and Bibles. Elmets, because he has an axe to grind is a willing co-conspirator.
“I would not want to be in a position of debating him on any issue,” said Doug Elmets, a local political consultant who is not on the committee. “It would be exhausting. And no matter how right you think you are, he would declare victory.”
Elmets said Hudson should be careful not to let his passion get in the way.
“Sometimes those who are the most passionate lose their objectivity and ultimately become more controversial than constructive,” he said.
It is refreshing to see Doug Elmets come out of the shadows – It was Principle that carried the day for Tom McClintock in 2008 and it will be principle that will carry the day for Rick Keene in 2010. The significance of seeing Doug Elmets quoted in these articles is borne by what the reporter omitted:
Elmets’ main client is the United Auburn Indian Tribe. (The Auburn Tribe is viewed as amongst the most anti-Republican in the state) Doug Elmets is also active in re-assembling the same endorsement list for Doug LaMalfa that Liberal Millionaire Former Congressman Doug Ose had in 2008.
Now that Elmets is out in the open – let’s point out the absurdities of his friends in the Bee:
Hudson is not the only one that thinks Meg Whitman is a Democrat. (She campaigned for Boxer in 2004, gave wads to Enviro Groups, Supports Benefits for Non-Citizens, Supports Taxpayer Funded Abortion, etc…)
Peter Hill and Jim Holmes both have a history of supporting tax and fee increases which they were rightly criticized for. This fact is deliberately omitted by the Bee in their numerous stories attempting to portray Peter Hill and would-be Congressman Jim Holmes as victims.
The Placer Cent Com was a top performer in the dismal 2008 election cycle for registrations and because of technicalities had to wait until after the election was over to receive the bounty check from the California GOP.
There will be no attempt as the Bee alleges to unseat Tom Hudson – in fact, the criticism has only served to validate his leadership.
The Central Committee’s endorsement of Tom McClintock was a stunning counter-weight to the local electeds who rallied behind Liberal Millionaire Former Congressman Doug Ose in 2008.
And therein lies the rub.
Here we go again, this time like an unwelcome Christmas gift Team Ose has come back to take another swipe and Congressman McClintock and those that helped him win election. Every political observer in the country knows that the Ose vs McClintock battle was the archetype for the decades long struggle between those in the Republican Party who want us to be more liberal in our philosophy and those who want to hold firm to a core set of conservative principals.
One year has past since Congressman McClintock was declared the winner over Charlie Brown, and the Ose team has come back together for a reunion of sorts. Who is team Ose? Well they should really be called team LaMalfa instead. The team is made up of 4th Senate District Candidate Doug LaMalfa, David Reade, former PCRP Chairman Ken Campbell, Supervisor Jim Holmes, United Auburn Area Spokesman Doug Elmets, Lincoln Councilmen Spencer Short and Tom Cosgrove, Loomis City Councilman Miguel Ucovich, Rocklin City Councilman Brett Storey, and Rocklin Mayor Scott Yuill. This is the same group of folks who worked overtime to keep Congressman McClintock from winning election in 2008. Even after McClintock defeated Ose in the primary most of Team Ose did almost nothing to actually aid his campaign against Charlie Brown. Team Ose headed by Doug LaMalfa is now in full swing working hard to try to defeat former Assemblyman Rick Keene in the 4th Senate District primary in June.
Rick Keene was one of a small handful of elected officials that stood by Congressman McClintock from the beginning of his campaign for congress to the end. Rick Keene was true to his conservative roots by never wavering in his support of Tom McClintock. Doug LaMalfa and team Ose were on the wrong side of history in 2008 and they are on the wrong side of history in 2010.
Just as in 2008, team Ose and their new standard bearer Doug LaMalfa must be stopped. Placer County and the Republican Party need true leaders that understand the value of principal as opposed to the convenience of personal expediency.
Once Upon a Time there were three little Dougs in northern California and they all became involved in Placer County politics.
The first little Doug wanted to be a congressman and moved into a small cabana in Granite Bay. You could say that his house was built of straw. No matter how much money he spent or how many elected officials he got to endorse him so that he could improve the straw house (which was the foundation of his run for congress), it did him no good at all.
The second little Doug worked for the first little Doug and he also has a contract with a local Indian Tribe. You could say that his house is made of oak. No matter what the second little Doug did he could not help the first little Doug get elected to congress. The second little Doug worked day and night with all the advantages that anyone could have but it did him no good at all.
The third little Doug endorsed the first little Doug in his run for congress. The third little Doug was in television ads for the first Doug extolling the virtues of his campaign. The third little Doug betrayed his friend, who was also running for congress, in order to help get the first little Doug elected. You could say the third little Doug’s house was made of rice. No matter how hard the third little Doug tired to help the first little Doug get elected to congress, it did him no good at all.
Despite their efforts, nothing the three little Dougs could do would work because of the Big Bad Blogger. The Big Bad Blogger wrote and he wrote and set fire to the first little Doug’s straw campaign. The first little Doug lost to Tom. The Big Bad Blogger wrote and he wrote and he bombed the second little Doug’s house of oak into oblivion. No matter how many newspapers and reporters the second little Doug went to, he could not stop the Big Bad Blogger! The third little Doug was the saddest one of all the little Doug’s. He betrayed his friend Tom, yet Tom became congressman anyway. The third little Doug tried as he might to seek Tom’s endorsement but alas it was not to be, as little Doug blew it big time you see!
Just a few days ago the three little Doug’s joined together again to oppose Tom. This time it is to get the third little Doug elected to the state senate next year. I will make a prediction and wager a bet that the Big Bad Blogger will have a lot to say about that. The three little Doug’s are about to have their political houses demolished all over again!
Once again the Placer County Republican Central Committee finds itself at odds with some of our local elected officials. Lately the Placer County Republican Party has been maligned for supposedly being the party of “NO”. I find this to be an interesting line of attack, as it is one frequently used by Democrats when attacking Republicans for opposing their policies. Our disagreements are focused on different approaches to policy issues. It all boils down to two differing world views and visions for what it means to be a Republican and what it means to be a Republican serving in “non-partisan office”. Our Placer Republican party chair and my good friend Tom Hudson has been attacked repeatedly for defending and upholding core Republican principals. I take comfort in knowing that most members of the Republican Central Committee and Congressman McClintock agree that we must stand firm and uphold the basic principals that make us Republicans.
The following are the basic Republican principals that the Placer County Republican Party works hard to promote in Placer County and throughout California:
Taxes: We believe that the federal, state and local tax system is abusive to the Placer County residents and discourages investment and growth. We believe that local taxes and fees are too high and need to be reduced. We believe in growth-oriented tax policies which do not punish those who succeed as a result of their hard work and personal efforts.
Education: We believe in the rights of parents to a quality education for their children. We support parental choice to create competition among the schools. We must insure that no school or teachers union can compromise the education of our children or advance a particular political agenda at the expense of our future generation’s educations. We will oppose those in our county who do not support parental choice and fostering competition among the schools in Placer County.
Free Enterprise: We believe in the free enterprise system as the best hope for men and women to fulfill their economic hopes and dreams. We know that the free market is the most efficient and the least costly system to deliver the highest quality goods and services at the lowest price to the consumer. We will support only those who support the free enterprise system through legislation to reduce or eliminate intrusive government intervention in the marketplace.
Family: We believe that the traditional American family, defined as any persons related by blood, marriage of a man and a woman and/or adoption, is the cornerstone of our American society, and the government is duty bound to protect the integrity of the family unit through legislation and taxation policies.
Sanctity of Life: We believe that the preborn child is a human being deserving the full protection of the law.
Right to Bear Arms: We believe in the unqualified right of our citizens to keep and bear arms without the intrusive hand of government and we will work tirelessly to make sure this right is preserved for all Placer County citizens.
Victims’ Rights: We believe in the concept of victims’ rights over the rights of any criminal. We support a system of restitution as a deterrent to crime and recidivism. We will support judges and elected officials that support victim’s rights.
Term Limitation: We believe that public service is a privilege. We support term limits for public officials, not as an ideal but as a necessity to dissuade career politicians. It is the people who should rule, not an elite with little accountability.
In the eyes of the voters of Placer County and beyond, what it means to be a Republican is under assault. Some of our elected officials both in partisan and non partisan office have not upheld the principals that have made the Republican Party great and attracted new Republicans to our cause. The principals that have made the Placer County Republican Party the most Republican County in California are instructive to voters and vital to the future success of the party throughout California
The leadership and members of the Placer County Republican Central Committee will work hard to make sure that the word “Republican” will be a political label that actually stands for something in Placer County and beyond.