Wagner Blasted Asher In Chairman Battle

Wagner Blasted Asher In Chairman Battle

By  David Wilmot

Deplorables protect the President against bad advice from people who don’t have his back. Bob Asher suffers another defeat.

In Pennsylvania, a new State party chair was elected Saturday, but it was not who the establishment wanted or who the President was told to endorse.  It was the candidate that the MAGA volunteers, “Deplorables” and Trump Supporters believed would be able to deliver the state for the President in 2020.

The second week of July showed how effective the Trump MAGA grassroots can be when it throws its weight around.  The selection of a new state party leader for the PA Republican party should be a simple procedure. Rarely does anyone outside of the ruling elite get involved.   The fight is limited to state party delegates with the winner taking the spoils of victory with the ability to determining which candidates gets money and help.

A little background.  Over a month ago the Chair of the PA Republican party, Val DiGiorgio, resigned after it was revealed that he had a habit of exposing himself via text messages.  The MAGA people did not trust Val and never believed he supported the President.  

A special convention was called to replace the Chair.  A half dozen candidates threw their hat in the ring for the open position.  The establishment quickly coalesced around the current vice chair and acting chair, Bernie Comfort.  David Urban, a member of the 2016 Presidential campaign and advisor to the successful effort to win Pennsylvania, was quick to have Donald Trump Jr. send out a tweet supporting Comfort.  Other candidates were strong-armed to back out of the race.  All did, except Lawrence Tabas.

Lawrence Tabas, had risen to fame among the MAGA people and Trump base as an early supporter of Trump in the 2016 primary and, more notably, his successful defense of the Trump victory when Jill Stein sued in an attempt to delay the certification of the Pennsylvania Trump Victory.  In 2017 Lawrence Tabas ran against DiGiorgio and lost by 2 votes.

Then on July 2 an article hit the website PoliticsPa that would rattle the MAGA groups across the state.  It was the last few paragraphs that would be copied and emailed:

Meanwhile Scott Wagner, 2018 PA GOP Gubernatorial candidate, bashed Bob Asher, an early supporter of Comfort, in an email on Friday to state committee members. 

“I am very concerned, as I am sure you are also,” Wagner writes in the email. “The State Chairman election two years ago was bloody and had many casualties, and as a result many good people resigned from state committee.”

Wagner accused Asher of undermining his campaign against Gov. Tom Wolf and believes he should stay out of the race for the good of the party. 

“Mr. Asher’s politics have left our party bitterly fractured and highly dysfunctional,” Wagner writes in the email. “His politics have sidelined good people, and left many others disillusioned and disenchanted. Because of his politics we have a political machine that lines the pockets of Harrisburg political consultants, but delivers loss after loss to the Republican Party.”

“The last thing we need right now are more of Bob Asher’s politics. Bob Asher needs to keep his nose out of the election of a new party chairman,” Wagner writes. 

To many in the PA Trump-cohorts, Asher is hated as much as Hillary.  He is seen as a never-Trumper and is said to have been the force behind the 2016 convention’s last-ditch effort to stop Trump by changing the rules and unbinding all the delegates. Asher controls the once influential Pa Future Fund. 

From the Wikipedia page on Asher, “Asher was convicted of perjury, racketeering, conspiracy and bribery in connection with a state contract award. He resigned after the conviction and served one year in federal prison. The case gained national attention in 1987 when his co-defendant in that case and political ally, Pennsylvania State Treasurer Budd Dwyer, committed suicide on television just before sentencing.”

Among the dissident republicans in Pa there is a consensus: any candidate backed by Asher is controlled by Asher and no friend of the people. 

“We quickly figured out what was going on,” said one active Trump supporter, “The next chair would control the money coming into the state for the re-election of the President, and if Asher has anything to do with it, that money will go to the usual suspects who will pocket as much as they can.”  Pennsylvania is too important to the re-election for the decisions to be left up to grifters.

Asher’s and David Urban’s people put the hard press on state delegates to support their candidate.  Delegates were strong armed and outright threatened with losing access to the Trump Whitehouse. 

The lines were drawn.  On one side was Lawrence Tabas and the Trump base, and on the other side was Bernie Comfort, Bob Asher, and David Urban.

Outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania, five days before the party would vote on the new chair, there was a meeting of trump supports from around the state.  One person at the meeting described it, “We are just sharpening the pitchforks and lighting the torches.  We are going to come at them from every angle.  Asher, Urban, and the rest of the swamp will not know what hit them.”

They needed to get the truth out of what was going on.  They needed to let the delegates know they were being watched and if Asher was given effective control of the State party, the delegates would be held responsible. 

Within hours a social media blitz started.  A website went up with information as well as phone numbers and emails of every state delegate. 

The following appeared on the political blog, “Bill Lawrence Online” and was quickly disseminated on social media and emailed around the state.

Bernie Comfort Never-Trumper Asher Tool? — The below message was sent from us from well-connected Republican and we are going to share it.

(The next State Republican Chair) cannot be Bernadette Comfort. 

How she got the nod: Bernie was a Never-Trumper. She is supported, and a tool, of Bob Asher.

Bob Asher is the ultimate Republican Never-Trumper. At the 2016 GOP Convention he was the force behind the last minute push for a rule change to un-bind the delegates so they could be corrupted to change their vote to an unnamed candidate other than Trump (most likely Kasich.) Asher has never publicly uttered the words “President Trump” in public. Asher only backs candidates he can control – this is important and the reason he wants Bernie. 

• David Urban is a 30+ year friend of Bob Asher. 

• Rob Gleason, the party chair before Val, supported Lawrance Tabas. Gleason was early for Trump in the Primary. His reason for backing Tabas is he knows Tabas can raise money and re-establish the party. 

• David Urban hates Rob Gleason. It is said he hates him with every fiber of his body. 

• Urban backs Bernie to stick it to Gleason. It also gets him points with his buddy Asher. Putting him and Asher in affective control of the state party. Urban gives Trump bad intel for Don jr. to tweet his support for Bernie. Urban tells the Trump campaign that it’s a done deal and the come July 4th Bernie will be the only nominee for State Chair. 

• Lawrence Tabas sees what is going on and understand how it will end. Tabas knows that Asher is behind Bernie and with Bernie as the head of the party they will do the least possible in 2020 while pocketing as much money as possible. 

• Ted Christian takes his orders from David Urban.

We need to support Lawrence Tabas. 

• Email the state committee people. 

• Show up at the state convention with your Trump Flags and homemade Lawrence Tabas posters. 

In the following days, Trump supporters continued to build pressure on state delegates with emails, social media, and phone calls. 

Wagner Blasted Asher In Chairman Battle
Wagner Blasted Asher In Chairman Battle
Wagner Blasted Asher In Chairman Battle
Wagner Blasted Asher In Chairman Battle

By Thursday, enough delegates had committed to Tabas to secure a victory and lock out Asher.  The final knife was an article that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday suggesting that Bernie Comfort, as Vice Chair of the party, hand been approached by a staffer who alleged sexual harassment by the former chair, but Comfort took no action. 

A person close to Bernie Comfort said Bob Asher cut off all communication with her starting Thursday, two days before the vote, when the pressure was mounting.

Under the massive pressure, Bernie Comfort conceded she could not win.

To save face for the President, a deal was struck.  Bernie Comfort would be named the chair of Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania, and a joint press release of support would be issued by Comfort and Tabas. 

The vote Saturday was by acclimation and Lawrence Tabas was made Chair.  

Everyone seemed to stay a few steps away from Bob Asher.  He was noticeably alone as he walked around the Hershey Hotel before the vote.  During the meeting, Asher, as national delegate, was seated next to Bernie on the stage.  Bernie never sat next to Asher, keeping one chair between him and herself, and her back to him most of the meeting.

The Trump supporters were not happy with Bernie being placed as Chair of Trump’s state campaign, but they seemed to understand it was important for the President to safe face after the bad information he was given.  

Wagner Blasted Asher In Chairman Battle

Bernie Comfort Quitting Contest

Bernie Comfort Quitting Contest — Bernie Comfort is quitting the race to replace disgraced Val DiGiorgio as Pennsylvania Republican chief leaving a clear field for Lawrence Tabas.

Bernie Comfort Quitting Contest???
Bernie out??

It isn’t surprising considering how it broke yesterday that while vice chair she ignored complaints from young Republican women concerning the Grand Old Party’s dashing Valentino. The PoliticsPa poll has Bernie in third place at just 6 percent behind Tabas at 58 percent and Ted Christian at 32 percent.

 The vote  will be broadcast live on PCN at 1 p.m.

By the way, have you seen where Stradley Ronon has removed Val’s page? Brutal, Val. Brutal.

Update: A joint statement by Tabas and Ms. Comfort says Ms. Comfort will remain vice chair and serve as President Trump’s campaign chair for Pennsylvania. See image below.

Bernie Comfort Quitting Contest
Bernie Quitting Contest

Andy Reilly Voting Tabas For GOP Chairman

Andy Reilly Voting Tabas — The always perceptive Lois Kaneshiki has posted the below letter from Andy Reilly at the Pennsylvania Precinct Project. Reilly chairs the Southeast PA Republican Caucus. The takeaway line is “And my conscience tells me that Lawrence Tabas is the right choice for Party Chair.”

Here is his letter:

Fellow Republican State Committee Members,

As Chair of the Southeast Caucus, I can assure you that both Lawrence Tabas and Bernie Comfort enjoy strong support from our members. This comes as no surprise. Both Lawrence and Bernie have been committed to our party for years and I’m proud to call them both my friends.

The only sane choice

As the vote nears for the election of a new chair of our state party, some members have asked me for my advice. Here’s what I’ve told them:

Vote your conscience.

Voting one’s conscience means just what it says. It’s not about power plays or Washington politics or satisfying outside interests. State parties should be run at the local level.

When it comes to Immigration, China, and picks for the United States Supreme Court, I happily stand with the Trump team. I’m ready to go into 2020 fighting for the principles and vision of Donald Trump.

But when choosing a local party leader, especially when we have two well-known candidates, my reply is “thank you, but I’m voting my conscience.”

And my conscience tells me that Lawrence Tabas is the right choice for Party Chair.

It disappoints me that someone has invited the Trump team into a contentious, local matter. It’s a no-win proposition for our President.

Either candidate will work hard for the President’s re-election. The use of the Trump team and family members demonstrates a lack of regard for their political welfare and jeopardizes the Trump coalition that made us successful in 2016.

This vote is a matter of conscience. And that duty resides solely with the men and women from across this state who believe in Republican principles.


Andy Reilly
Trump Delegate to 2016 Republican National Convention
Member of 2016 Electoral College – Pennsylvania
Chairman of Southeast PA Republican Caucus

Andy Reilly Voting Tabas

Bernie Comfort Never-Trumper Asher Tool?

Bernie Comfort Never-Trumper Asher Tool? — The below message was sent from us from well-connected Republican and we are going to share it.

(The next State Republican Chair) cannot be Bernadette Comfort.

Bernie Comfort Never-Trumper Asher Tool?
The only sane choice

How she got the nod: Bernie was a Never-Trumper. She is supported, and a tool, of Bob Asher.

Bob Asher is the ultimate Republican Never-Trumper. At the 2016 GOP convention he was the force behind the last minute push for a rule change to un-bind the delegates so they could be corrupted to change their vote to an unnamed candidate other than Trump (most likely Kasich.) Asher has never publicly uttered the words “President Trump” in public. Asher only backs candidates he can control – this is important and the reason he wants Bernie.

• David Urban is a 30+ year friend of Bob Asher.

Bernie Comfort Never-Trumper Asher Tool?
Val II

• Rob Gleason, the party chair before Val, supported Lawrance Tabas. Gleason was early for Trump in the Primary. His reason for backing Tabas is he knows Tabas can raise money and re-establish the party.

• David Urban hates Rob Gleason. It is said he hates him with every fiber of his body. •

Urban backs Bernie to stick it to Gleason. It also gets him points with his buddy Asher. Putting him and Asher in affective control of the state party.

Urban gives Trump bad intel for Don jr. to tweet his support for Bernie. Urban tells the Trump campaign that it’s a done deal and the come July 4th Bernie will be the only nominee for State Chair.

• Lawrence Tabas sees what is going on and understand how it will end. Tabas knows that Asher is behind Bernie and with Bernie as the head of the party they will do the least possible in 2020 while pocketing as much money as possible.

• Ted Christian takes his orders from David Urban

We need to support Lawrence Tabas. • Email the state committee people. • Show up at the state convention with your Trump Flags and homemade Lawrance Tabas posters.

Editors note: The GOP State Committee will pick the next party chairman Saturday. It will be broadcast live at 1 p.m. on PCN.

Bernie Comfort Never-Trumper Asher Tool?

Pennsylvania GOP Needs Tabas

Pennsylvania GOP Needs Tabas

By Susan Jane Goldner

Two weeks ago, Val DiGiorgio was exposed — finally. In a matter of days, Pennsylvania politics has a chance for real reform at a time when we are desperate for liberty, truth and justice.

Pennsylvania GOP Needs Tabas
The only sane choice.

Under VD’s sham leadership, I was removed ahead of 2020 for the crime of knowing and NOT accepting their BS and mindless marching orders on Dec. 8, 2018.

We do not live in the USSR, people should question pre-made decisions in backrooms on selected candidates, protest the unethical rigging of our primaries e.g. Commissioner race here in MontCo, and hold our Representatives accountable for their legislative actions.

Since the beginning of my involvement, I have had a somewhat different ideology than the MontCo GOP—and the PA GOP for that matter; their ideology would’ve given us Kasich.

Mine gave us Trump.

We are America First—not their RINO, in-bed-with-globalists, Democrats in disguise “endorsed” candidates. Time to bring back conservatism, past time to bring back Constitutionalism in PA. Time to bring back liberty, justice, and instill power into the hands of the people—not the elitist few.

Ed. Note: A vote will be held Saturday, July 13, to replace the disgraced DiGiorgio as Pennsylvania Republican Party Chair. The leading candidates are Bernadette Comfort and Lawrence Tabas. Ms. Comfort, who had been DiGiorgio’s number two, is now employed at Novak Strategic Advisors which describes itself as a firm that offers comprehensive, strategic government affairs and grassroots solutions to real world business needs. Before that she was executive director of Anne B. Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series. Yes, we think we can fairly say the organization opposes pro life. Tabas has been a Republican activist for 38 years and has served as general counsel of the state Republican Party. In 2016, he saw DiGiorgio for what he is and contested him for state party leadership losing by just two votes after intense pressure from those who see tax money as a means to wealth. Yeah, we want Tabas. Remember we were right about DiGiorgio.

Pennsylvania GOP Needs Tabas

Tabas Announces Candidacy For PAGOP Chair

Tabas Announces Candidacy For PAGOP Chair –– Respected election-law attorney and political strategist Lawrence Tabas has formally announced his candidacy for PAGOP Chair.

Tabas Announces Candidacy
Lawrence Tabas

“I want you to know that nothing is more important to me in this race than finding a way to bring us together,” he said. “It is the only way we can give President Trump the victory he deserves, restore the health and dignity of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, and start winning elections again. I look forward to working with everyone.”

Tabas is a long-time General Counsel to the State Republican Party. He ran for party chairman in 2017 losing to Val DiGiorgio, who was strongly backed by party insiders, by just two votes in an open ballot election.

DiGiorgio resigned in disgrace Tuesday (June 25) after being caught in a sex scandal.

Tabas Announces Candidacy
Tabas statement announcing his candidacy

“The scandal is one of a series of devastating blows to the Republican Party, which has lacked adequate fundraising and suffered a number of key losses for Governor, State Senate, State House,Congress and the Judiciary,” said the release put out by Tabas.

Tabas Announces Candidacy For PAGOP Chair

Val DiGiorgio Quits Due To Sex Scandal

Val DiGiorgio Quits Due To Sex Scandal — Told ya so told ya so told ya so told ya so Told ya so told ya so told ya so told ya so Told ya so told ya so told ya so told ya so Told ya so told ya so told ya so told ya so Told ya so told ya so told ya so told ya so

Val DiGiorgio Quits Due To Sex Scandal
Ha ha

Val DiGiorgio, the Pennsylvania Republican boss who we are convinced has been some kind of saboteur since his days as Chester County GOP chairman, has been caught carrying on sexting relationship with Republican Philadelphia City Council candidate Irina Goldstein.

Yes, it reportedly involves an explicit picture of an excited Little Val.

How stupid can people be?

Val is married as we have noted before.

He resigned today his post as Pennsylvania GOP Chairman and submitted a letter saying “It is with regret, after much thought and consideration, that I am resigning as chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania effective immediately.”

He said “A recent media report contains gross mischaracterizations of mutual consensual communications between myself and a former primary candidate. My resignation should in no way be confused with confirmation of these mischaracterization.”

A new chairman will be picked sometime this summer.

Lawrence Tabas, a well-admired and wise attorney with deep Republican roots, apparently also saw DiGiorgio for what he is and took him on in 2017 in the fight to lead the Pennsylvania Republicans. Tabas lost by just two votes despite intense pressure from party insiders to vote for DiGiorgio.

Tabas would make a great replacement.

Wonder how the gang at Stradley Ronon is taking this? How about Val’s good buddy and Dem star Josh Shapiro? You know he’s not happy.

The Republicans might survive now in this state.

Note the Republicans in Val’s Chesco bailiwick were told not to mention Donald Trump just last April.

Val DiGiorgio Quits Due To Sex Scandal

GOP Bosses Diss Trump In Chesco?

GOP Bosses Diss Trump In Chesco? — A little birdie has told us that Chester County Republican party bosses are telling the area chairpeople not to mention Donald Trump.

GOP Bosses Diss Trump In Chesco?

We believe it considering the string of Chester County GOP failures that can be directly tied to how the in-it-for-themselves leaders chased away the most honest and dedicated people seeking involvement in GOP affairs.

Hey party leaders, we are Americans first and the Republican Party is just a means to an end. It’s not our religion. We can tolerate to some degree you getting a comfortable lifestyle from your politicking, but spit on us and you will lose it.

GOP Bosses Diss Trump In Chesco?

Val DiGiorgio Trump Billboard

Val DiGiorgio Trump Billboard — We’ve been sent this photo said to be of a billboard in Allegheny County featuring Pennsylvania’s own feckless Republican Party Chairman pandering to Trump voters.

Words fail us.

We thought you were a Kasich guy, Val.

Seriously, how can a lobbyist for Stradley Ronon put the interest of Republican voters first?

And really, this billboard does not help, either you or our great president.

Val DiGiorgio Trump Billboard
Val DiGiorgio Trump Billboard

Dems Flip 37th Senate Seat In Pa.

Dems Flip 37th Senate Seat — Well, the Democrats flipped Pennsylvania’s 37th Senatorial District, today, April 2, with liberal Pam Iovino beating tech entrepreneur D Raja by about 4,000 votes in a special election.

The suburban Pittsburgh seat went vacant when Guy Lorin Reschenthale left it for a successful bid for the 14th congressional district seat.

The loss leaves the GOP with a 26-22 margin in the state senate..

Below is a message for help sent by Pennsylvania Republican Chairman Val DiGiorgio Saturday:

Dear supporters, friends, and those interested in the Republican Party of Pennsylvania: We are down to the last hours in one of the most critical elections for the State Senate in recent memory and I could not be more proud of the work our candidate, Raja, is doing to keep the 37th District red. I was happy to join Raja this week as he was going door-to-door in Sewickley Hills, where I saw first-hand the well-spring of support he is seeing within the district. Now you have the ability to help Raja, too. On election day, April 2nd, we are sending an army of volunteers to help the Raja team get out the vote. Will be sending buses from Harrisburg and Erie to go into the district and work to make sure we get Raja over the finish line. If you want to head out to the Pittsburgh area to help Raja, please fill out the form HERE and a member of our team will get in contact with you as soon as possible.

You really aren’t trying to win are you Val?

Dems Flip 37th Senate Seat
How can a lobbyist working for Stradley Ronon put the interests of Pennsylvania Republicans first?