Duped Yet Again: The Latest ORP Recall-Kate-Brown Scam

The Latest Recall-Kate-Brown Scam

August 31, 2020

I write this to all you let’s-recall-kate-Brown enthusiasts who are attempting to digest this latest failure.

Read for content.

Unencumbered by personal charisma, the Oregon Republican Party’s never Trumpers, Bill Currier and Solomon Yue (assisted by toady pals Reynolds, Grossman, Jones, Hoar, Honl, Horton, Danforth, Wyrick, Darnell, et al), have duped you yet again.

And you all look like fools…again.

No. Wait. We ALL look like fools again.

(And for the record, we feel horrible that so many of you volunteers worked so hard for nothing.)

Before continuing, I’ll remind you that these ORP leaders did nothing to support Donald Trump until January 2019 when, the following month, we challenged their leadership with a grass-roots, Trump-centric executive board slate (me, Wally Hicks, Gayle Ostgard, and Tracy Cheeseman).

Yes, the Central Committee rejected us in that election and now, thoroughly embedded, your ORP Executive Committee leadership is riding the Trump train for no more than their own survival, BS’ing you at-will.

Your Central Committee gave them a mandate to do whatever they want to do.

Of course, this Recall-Kate-Brown effort failed! In any case, no matter the outcome, the endeavor was a win-win-win for your corrupt state-level ORP…and you had bought into their BS hook, line and sinker…again.

You were similarly duped with last winter’s first ORP recall attempt, perfectly timed to get you to ignore the May Primary elections.

A carbon-copy of that first attempt, here’s exactly how this most recent recall scam unfolded:

First, for months your ORP Executive Committee bottom-feeders managed to successfully divert your attention from what was actually possible: removing the Democrat super-majorities in the legislature and making sure that truly competitive federal and statewide candidates such as  Cliff Bentz, Alek Skarlatos, Kim Thatcher, and Jeff Gudman get elected. And it’s not just the smoke-screening. Your ORP leadership has done nothing to help these candidates win in November.

(For you volunteers: imagine the election outcome in November if you had put the same time and energy into your own House and Senate district races…).

Second, in this most recent failure your leadership has successfully dispirited you just prior to the general election – precisely as they did with the first recall failure last spring, just before the primary elections. So, in your predictable disappointment, and notwithstanding that 96% of Oregon Republicans support Donald Trump,  lots of you won’t vote in November.

And third, in numerous posts that I published prior to the recall attempts (like this one: https://www.makeoregongreatagain.com/newsroom/will-there-be-another-attempt-to-recall-kate-brown/),  I carefully explained that a successful recall would be even worse than an unsuccessful one.

I’ve stayed silent throughout both of these ORP con-games because, of course, the ORP brass would have blamed me for the failures. (“Carpenter? Don’t listen to him. He’s a crazy guy!”)

For sure, Currier, Yue and their bunch are disappointed in my self-imposed silence because now they have no scapegoat.

And they lied to you yet again. Just two weeks ago Currier was explaining on Lars Larson that he had way more than enough signatures. He told the same lie last Spring, too.

If your ORP state-level leadership was composed of registered Democrats, they could not have been more effective in further obliterating our Oregon Republican Party.

So, today, August 31st, the ORP brass is fully exposed with no one to blame but themselves.

And don’t buy into the argument that the ORP leadership is naive and/or stupid. These recall ploys were deliberate from the get-go:  Carefully planned. Diabolically underhanded. And if you can’t swallow that, as you consider the state of Oregon Republicanism, simply look at where we stand in Salem. Our leadership has miserably failed us yet again, as they’ve been miserably failing us for two decades. Now get ready for the third decade.

Yes, they really did lie to you again. And they manipulated you again. And you bought into it again…and now here we all are, humiliated and defeated…again.

We tried so, so hard to warn you!

Here’s my prediction for the gubernatorial primary election in May 2022: the Republican nominee will be an ORP-approved never-Trumper RINO. Yes, and no question, he or she will lose in the general election in November 2022.

It will remain impossible for an unabashed Trump-supporting conservative to be nominated for a state-wide race because the ORP Executive Committee will not allow it.

Redistricting will soon begin, and now the Democrats have free-reign. Metaphorically speaking, Oregon’s future will resemble today’s mean streets of Portland.

Truth is, no matter their actual individual political party registrations, the state top-level ORP Executive Committee is essentially composed of never-Trumper Democrat Progressives. Wolves in sheep’s clothing. And by allowing them to stay in power, YOUR Central Committee has assisted them in their success in keeping Oregon a blue state for another decade.

Oh yes: In this coming February’s ORP executive elections, the same Central Committee will timidly re-elect the whole bunch of them again.

Hey. There’s solace in continuity, and in turning a blind eye to one’s own colossal mistakes…

Trump Republicans back east? They’re still laughing at us.

Donald Trump will win another four years in a landslide (I’ve been predicting that since January 2017), but Oregon is flat-out lost. Ultimately, over all these years, whose fault is it? One last time I’ll tell you: it’s your Republican leadership, specifically the ORP Executive Committee, preserved in power by their Central Committee sycophants.

Just like any other group-endeavor, political success or failure is all about top leadership, and yours is utterly corrupt.

So that’s IT for Diana and me. We really could have helped turn this state around, but we finally give up. We’ve found that mass fear and utterly blind loyalty are too-formidable.

We’re gone in early October, off to beautiful red-state Kentucky.



Seattle and President Trump? My take…

Donald Trump knows exactly what he’s doing, despite complaints from some of our own patriotic conservative commentators.

He’s not being weak. He’s being smart. Remember all the times we’ve doubted him only to be proved wrong?

OK. I’ll put it this way:

If I were President, I’d let CHAZ play out for a while longer. Let their little dystopian “community” crumble amidst their own filth, drugs, and infighting. Let them wallow in this for a little bit more so America can see the insanity of Leftist leadership.

Give them some more time. Let it get really bad in those streets, and then go in and clean it up with special tactics local police and federal special forces squads who will be directed to be as clean and non-lethal as possible. My guess is they could secure those seven blocks in a couple of hours, tops.

Yes, as they go in, and in defending themselves, there could be some bloodshed, but not much. After all, they won’t be dealing with hard-core ISIS jihadists. Their targets are mostly snot-nosed white kids who will fold over instantly in the face of America’s very best…

Let this play out. Let those fools in CHAZ continue to embarrass themselves, their mayor, their governor, and their DC Democrat supporters led by Pelosi, Schumer, et al.

Don’t doubt our president. He knows exactly what he’s doing.

We Must Focus on What Really Matters

Donald Trump and Sam Carpenter, April 2016
Donald Trump and Sam Carpenter,
April 2016

Do not get Distracted. Do not waste your energy.


We conservative Oregonians have one more chance to turn things around, and we don’t have time to be distracted from what really matters. In the next months, do NOT get bogged down with the following:

  • Recalling Kate Brown (sign the petitions if it makes you feel better, but know that it’s a lose-lose.)
  • Buying into the utterly discredited, stupid theory that we must move left in order to win elections. (It’s never worked. It’s spineless. Democrat progressives are laughing at us.)
  • Continuing to assume that state-level Oregon Republican Party leadership has our best interests in mind. (After everything that’s gone down, WHY do some of us STILL buy into this?)

What matters most in Oregon in 2020 is that on November 3rd we remove the House and Senate Democrat super-majorities, and that Jeff Gudman and Kim Thatcher are elected Treasurer and Secretary of State.

And in 2022, we…

  1. take back control of both legislative chambers
  2. elect a Republican Governor

Don’t get distracted! Don’t buy into the BS. Focus on what matters most. And never forget that predators prey on weakness.

It’s past time we stopped explaining things to progressive Democrats (and our own nefarious subset of RINOs). Now we band together and start fighting back.


MOGA2020 Endorses Jeff Gudman for State Treasurer

Jeff Gudman


Jeff Gudman is our Republican candidate for State Treasurer and he has assured us personally that he will restore accountability and common sense to the state’s highest position of financial oversight.

He’s MOGA2020’s first official endorsement for the upcoming general election. We just had a huge impact in Cliff Bentz’ CD2 primary election victory and, with an equal thrust, we’re looking forward to helping get Jeff become our State Treasurer in November.

Jeff told Diana and me, “It’s time Oregonians have a trusted and transparent Treasurer, serving the needs of the people instead of a quid pro quo politician in the pocket of special interest groups.” Of course, he is exactly correct…

If you haven’t seen this article from OBP, take a minute and read it. Tobias Read is playing pay-to-play in the state treasurer’s office with our money!

More than 40% of Tobias Read’s campaign contributions have come from big law firms out-of-state. That’s over $100,000 in 2019 alone! That’s outrageous!

Why do these companies and their lawyers, who are based mostly in New York, Washington DC and Delaware, have an interest in an Oregon state treasurer race? Because they stand to receive millions and millions of dollars of compensation if they are selected to represent Oregon in lawsuits against giant corporations and Tobias Reed has the ability to help these law firms secure those contracts with the state!

These pay-to-play politics may be common in Washington DC, but they do not belong in our state.

MOGA2020 is endorsing Jeff Gudman for State Treasurer because he believes in doing what is right. He is not running for office to pad his own pockets or give backroom kickbacks to his friends. He’s running because he has the experience and expertise to be our state’s chief financial officer and he wants to see change. I’ve known Jeff for quite a while, and despite MOGA2020’s  policy of limited endorsements, Jeff Gudman is our guy!

This is a critically important election…

Please join Diana and me in supporting Jeff in his campaign. It’s WAY past time that we are represented by a State Treasurer who has the morals, convictions, and experience to make Oregonians proud. You can read more about Jeff at JeffGudman.org and I ask you will join us in supporting him, both financially and of course, in your vote.

Can you chip in $250, $100 or even $50 today to help Jeff win this battle?

Let’s show Jeff that he has a strong backing of supporters who matter – local Oregonians, just like you and Diana and me!

You can donate online at JeffGudman.org/donate
-Sam Carpenter

Yours for Oregon,
Sam and Diana Carpenter

Predators Exploit the Weak (and the hunting is good)

And where are our Republican leaders, nationally (in the U.S. Senate), statewide (the Oregon Republican Party) and in Central Oregon (Helt, Zika and Knopp)? Hiding under their desks and STILL backing away from our President (or, like Helt and Romney, outright attacking him).

Anyone have any ideas? A new organization to fight this, at least in Oregon? Ignore all of it and go prepper?…or, ???. And I don’t want to hear any more sniveling drivel about continuing to “reach across the aisle.” Arrrggghhh! -sc