Establishment Republican Party Chairperson, Ron Nehring, is Slandering Me and Trying to Discredit My Campaign

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The following article–posted below–is from California Republican Chairman, Ron Nehring. Interestingly, Mr. Nehring chooses to slander me by referring to me as the “Latest Vile anti-Semite to run for Congress.” Yet, fact is, I am not an anti-Semite by any means, I am strictly an honest and ethical person who has the temerity to state fact: Israel has an absolute stranglehold over U.S. foreign-policy, and has for decades, at the expense and peril of our soldiers and America’s best interests.  For those who doubt this claim, please do your civic duty and look up the following:

Haaretz Newspaper article entitled: White Man’s Burden, 2003, Author:  Ari Shavit: Quote from interview with reporter, Thomas Friedman

“Is the Iraq war the great neoconservative war? It’s the war the neoconservatives wanted, Friedman says. It’s the war the neoconservatives marketed. Those people had an idea to sell when September 11 came, and they sold it. Oh boy, did they sell it. So this is not a war that the masses demanded. This is a war of an elite. Friedman laughs: I could give you the names of 25 people (all of whom are at this moment within a five-block radius of this office) who, if you had exiled them to a desert island a year and a half ago, the Iraq war would not have happened.”

I challenge Mr. Nehring to have the courage to research every issue I speak to and debate me on my claims in a public forum.  My guess, he will not do so because he knows that everything I claim is irrefutable fact! Furthermore, I believe Mr. Nehring’s strategy is to hope that people take his denouncement of me at his word or as “gospel” and, subsequently, do no research on their own. The obvious fact that he did NOT link my website and simply says to google my name further demonstrates not only his lack of character, but his fear that many who investigate my claims will realize they are well-founded in TRUTH!

Could it be Mr. Nehring is making a desperate attempt by slandering me strictly to mitigate any more damage that the Republican Party has already suffered being that he admits that approximately 71% of CA District 11 voted Democrat in 2016? After all, he and his other powerful Republican honchos are in charge and can only blame themselves for having run the party into the ground at the expense of wonderful Republican voters in the district. His pathetic attempt writing this article to slander me along with him trying to minimize or play down the impact my campaign is having on the Republican voting base and otherwise, proves he is scared and strictly in damage control mode!

Funny enough, for a man who talks about overwhelming control by the Democrats in CA District 11, could part of the problem be attributed to the fact that the Republican Party Headquarters in Walnut Creek does NOT even have a valid phone number for their Republican voter base to contact? Fact: I called the headquarters weeks ago and their number “has been disconnected and/or is no longer in service,” and…. still is! Talk about galvanizing and rallying the base, huh? Maybe we need NEW leadership in key positions in the Republican Party, Mr. Nehring!

 

The following is Mr. Nehring’s slanderous and pathetic article: 

Latest vile anti-Semite to run for Congress is from California

It’s happened before: Some vile racist or anti-Semite runs for an office they have no chance of winning in the hopes of drawing attention to themselves, or their cause. This is exactly what happened earlier this year when Holocaust denier Arthur Jones ran for Congress as a Republican in the heavily Democratic 3rd Congressional District of Illinois. He has been denounced by the Republican Party but will still appear on the November ballot as a result of winning the uncontested GOP primary in the district.

Well, now we have another one of these guys. This time it’s here in California. Today’s vile anti-Semite is John Fitzgerald, who is running for Congress in the heavily Democratic 11th Congressional District in Contra Costa County. The district, in which Hillary Clinton won 71.% of the vote in 2016, is currently represented by Democrat Mark DeSaulnier.

John Fitzgerald is using is campaign website to peddle anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and falsehoods. Image source: Facebook.

Fitzgerald has zero chance of winning this seat, yet he currently has the official endorsement of the California Republican Party by virtue of being the only Republican running for the office. Under rules adopted by the party following the passage of California’s deeply flawed top-two primary system, the party endorsement goes to any Republican running for state legislature or Congress when they are the only party member running. The Board of Directors may take an affirmative step to reverse the endorsement, which of course should happen immediately.

In a post on his campaign website that went up on May 23rd, Fitzgerald peddles numerous anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. He asserts as “truth” that Jews “played a prominent role in the African slave trade,” linking to an article that further peddles this conspiracy theory. He goes on at length peddling numerous other anti-Semitic claims and theories. I won’t link to his website or post because I have no interest in driving up his search results, but you can Google this guy yourself.

Screen shots from John Fitzgerald’s campaign website, taken May 26, 2018 at 3:24 PM PT.

So, what should be done about this?

First and foremost, absolutely no one should vote for this guy. Unfortunately, the state party website lists Fitzgerald as the endorsed party candidate, and since many Republicans rely on the site for guidance when voting, combined with his being the only Republican candidate, he will get an unfortunate number of votes. But certainly all that should come to a screeching halt now.

Second, the state party Board of Directors, which is entirely composed of good people I know personally, needs to reverse Fitzgerald’s default endorsement.

And third, Republicans should speak out against Fitzgerald and candidacy for his blatant anti-Semitism. Let’s not wait and see if this gets traction and only then condemn this vile individual who has soiled the good name of our party – we should affirmatively reject both his candidacy and his ideas because they offend our principles.

The Republican Party was founded on the most noble of causes – the abolition of slavery. Just over 100 years later, people of both parties came together in support of the civil rights movement and the abolition of segregation. Racism and anti-Semitism have no place in our country, and good people of both parties have the responsibility to condemn it regardless of the source.

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