The midterm elections are approaching and conservatives are fighting to make California great again. A bipartisan backlash is growing against the states progressive laws and taxes. As cities turn against Governor Brown and join the federal lawsuit against sanctuary cities, a group of powerhouse battleground talkers are laboring to keep the red wave moving.
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant in the White House to President Donald J. Trump was a keynote speaker at a VIP luncheon on April 8, at the Riverside Convention Center. Hundreds attended the sold out event for the Fifth Annual United Inland Empire Conservative Conference.
Gorka’s message of resilience included a story about Youngstown, Ohio a tired, failing blue community for more than 40-years until Donald Trump ran for office.
“This town was home to working class Americans, from the mills, from the factories, who were most likely registered democrats, whose parents and grandparents were democrats,’ said Gorka. “Everything is possible ladies and gentleman, have faith. We must energize our fellow Americans. But don’t get preachy, don’t get on a soap box just tell them the truth.”
The annual conference is held to inspire and educate conservatives and Gorka stayed the course, plowing forward reminding the audience, “The loss of liberty is always but one generation away. Whether it is the Nazi’s of WWII, the Communists of the Cold War the Jihadis of 9/11 or retired Supreme Court Justices who think the Bill of Rights is old and should be eradicated.”
Gorka who also authored the national best selling book, Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, was referring to retired Supreme Court Judge John Paul Stevens who wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times calling for a repeal of the Second Amendment.
In a separate interview, Gorka said the event was superb, “Hundreds and hundreds of patriots who realize anything is possible after we elected Donald Trump as President.”
Gorka’s message to voters in California and across the nation was, “Hold the line, don’t give up. We will take back each state until we return to the founding principles of the republic.”
This years conference themed, “The Midterm Battleground Talkers Tour” was to connect conservative grassroots organizations dedicated to restoring the American Dream from the ground up.
In California, the conservatives winning in the November mid-term elections are as important to the state as it was for Trump to win the White House in 2016.
Californians can’t turn the state red unless they demand election integrity. Candidate for Secretary of State, attorney Mark Meuser has been traveling up and down the state speaking to citizens about the bloated voter rolls and how it happens.
“We have over 4,000 government agencies who will automatically register someone to vote when they are put on welfare. We have people who are dead registered to vote, people who are registered under their maiden and married names. Who thinks this is a problem,” said Meuser.
Evan Sayet, one of the nations leading political comedians and author of, The KinderGarden Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks, noted how many speakers and candidates were not born in the United States and support legal immigration. Sayet who used to be a democrat addressed the issues around illegal immigration and election integrity.
“It is easier for an illegal to get into the United States than for a US citizen to get into Costco,” said Sayet.
Sean Flynn who is running for Congress in the 31st District told the crowd, “The nation is a sea of red and we have the blue surrounded.”
Flynn also endorsed Meuser, “This man will clean up the elections get rid of the two million people who shouldn’t be voting and this will be a red state again.”
Aja Smith, an Air Force Veteran is running for Congress in the 41st District, “We need boots on the ground to take back California.”
Travis Allen, one of two republican candidates running for Governor came on stage with a powerful presence.
“I am tired of people leaving this state. They have run us into the ground. I grew up on Chula Vista. We used to have the best schools, roads and traffic and water is now the worst in the nation,” said Allen ”In 2016 we took back our country and in 2018 we take back our state.”
Both Allen and John Cox, the other republican running for governor are fighting to repeal the state’s gas tax and vehicle fees. The petition can be found here, Gas Tax Repeal. Democrats said the $5.2 billion collected will go towards repairing infastructer. Opponents say the states general fund has enough to fix the roads and bridges.
A poll in February conducted by Public Policy Institute of California reported 47% of voters favor the taxes and 48% oppose.
Cox said repealing the states excessive gas tax which raised a gallon of gas by 40-percent and vehicle license fees is key to turning California red.
Other Battleground speakers in attendance included, Larry Elder, Hugh Hewitt, and Katie Hopkins.