Munger’s Well-Intentioned But Stupid Plan That Handed Over California to the Democrats
By Stephen Frank
CRP Chairman Brulte has a new phrase, “if you break it you own it”. Four years ago, Charles Munger, Jr. took what appears to be operational control over the California Republican Party. Lets see the results.
In four years the Republican registration has gone done a net of 306,000.
In the past four years the Democrats have won a Supermajority in the Assembly and Senate.
Thanks to Prop. 14, with Munger as the major financier, we can look at 2016 elections for the results. NO GOP candidate for U.S. Senate. 28 legislative seats with only one Party on the ballot. Then you had 16 races with only ONE candidate on the ballot.
At the just concluded California Republican Party convention there were ten races for CRP office.
Chairman, Vice Chair (person elected announced on October 12, 2016 she would NOT vote for Trump for President), Treasurer and Secretary—no competition for these seats.
There were five Regional Chairs up for election. Four had NO races and one had a candidate nominated on the floor Saturday morning, just before the vote—he NEVER campaign for the position.
Then you had a race for Chairman of the County Chairmans Association (58 potential votes)—again- no race, only one candidate.
Either folks decided not try. Or figured that Mr. Munger was behind each of the candidates running unopposed—or thought those seeking re-election had done such a great job, they deserved to be re-elected. Do you think the 2016 results showed folks deserved to be re-elected?
These are the results AFTER raising $19 million!
“· Five of the 20 State Senate races had no Republican.
- Thirteen of the 80 Assembly Races had no Republican
- Seven of the 53 Congressional races in California had no Republican.
One can say that in those districts Republicans probably had no chance in the general election. But the voters never actually got to hear an opposing view to the existing power structure. And as we all know, weird things happen in elections. Since multiple elected Democrats in the legislature are now in prison, what is to say that some charges may not have popped up during the election thereby putting a Republican in office?”
Put another way, “you bought it, you own it”. Will the CRP delegates demand changes? If not, expect the same in 2018—and wonder why.
Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views. Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant. http://capoliticalnews.com/