Good morning New Mexico! I want to be the NMGOP Chairman
I am running to be the New Mexico GOP Chairman on December 7th
Good Morning New Mexico:
I have been doing my radio show on 93.7 FM / AM 1600 KIVA daily for the past 5 years in Albuquerque, NM. As an 11th Generation New Mexican and father of two young boys, ages 5 and 8, I am appalled as you are about the conditions that we are currently experiencing and which could have been prevented but alas they were not because Republicans in this state are focused on decade old rivalries.
Regardless of what’s happening in the party, I have continued to pursue Michelle Lujan Grisham relentlessly and have generated over 13,000 signatures to Impeach MLG since the “planned-demic” has begun. I also gathered enough signatures to form a Citizens Grand Jury in Santa Fe County to seize Zorro Ranch which was enabled by Richardson and is immediately adjacent to former Governor Anaya’s and Governor King’s ranches.
2020 represented New Mexico’s greatest opportunity to “flip the state Red” and our current Chairman told Breitbart that President Trump that we would indeed flip the state. Obviously that did not happen and instead of the NMGOP and a large majority of the political candidates embracing our President (and the unbelievable grass roots Trump supporters who were absolutely amazing in 2020) they embraced, used the marketing and financially supported something called “Respect New Mexico”. Even I, as an 11th Generation New Mexican, couldn’t separate it from a Chamber of Commerce promotion. The road to hell for New Mexico was indeed paved with these good intentions.
As we all know by now, New Mexico did not get that RESPECT in 2020! It doesn’t look like it has anything to fear going forward either in 2021 as evidenced by the Communications Director for Michelle Lujan Grisham, Tripp Stilnecki. This is the latest response from the Governor in e-mailed questions from KOB 4. (Please read the article below)
Notice the smarmy attitude, snippy quips and condescension which has been the calling card for the Democrats in New Mexico who have dominated the state for 90 years. They don’t respect us, hardly acknowledge us and attack unprovoked even after handing us another resounding defeat in a Presidential election year.
We copied and reprinted the entire article which is at https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/q-and-a-with-state-officials-on-red-to-green-reopening-plan/5936759/
The article will no doubt be updated at a future point given the attitude of the spokesperson towards the public. Once the revisions by way of an enabling and sympathetic media are completed, you will unlikely be able to find the original comments which we have captured below.
Unbeknownst to the Governor and her Communications Director, The State of New Mexico has been suffering through the whimsical edicts and directives of our Governess. In fact, New Mexico leads the nation in restrictions that have been put on a state’s population and many have commented that our Governor is doing this more in the pursuit of a Cabinet position with Joe Biden than she is on behalf of the health of the citizens of New Mexico. She’s simply an opportunist who cannot be trusted.
In fact, the Democrats attitude is so emboldened and their lack of fear is so evident that they are all pursuing different positions nationally. Haaland, Udall, Michelle Lujan Grisham and they don’t appeared to be worried about the City of Albuquerque Mayor’s race in 2021 or Governor’s race in 2022 after a resounding victory in 2018 over our current Chairman one in which Republicans won in 2014 by the same exact margin.
Obviously, elections have consequences and the results of our choices and subsequently her choices as Governor in her short 21 months have been disastrous. This year alone, New Mexico has seen a 1,563.70% increase in unemployment filings since the start of 2020, the worst in the U.S., and a 1,015.40% increase since the beginning of the pandemic in March!
And with 13,293 new unemployment claims filed the week ending Nov. 21 compared to 5,256 new claims the week ending Nov. 14, New Mexico also saw the highest week-over-week jump in new claims in the U.S.
New Mexico already has the 4th highest suicide rate in the country at the end of 2019. When you couple that with New Mexico having the highest combined crime rate in the country, when taking violent crimes and property crimes into consideration, 4,276.3 per 100,000 people, it’s clear that her leadership has failed us.
Please feel free to reach out to me directly (if I don’t talk to you first) and enjoy these next 30 days of our complimentary subscription to all the work we produce on behalf of Conservatives in one of the most (sadly) Liberal / Progressive states in the country.
If we save the GOP we can save New Mexico! Read that show article here….
Eddy Aragon - CEO 93.7 FM/AM 1600 KIVA | Cell and Text: 505.550.5500
Updated: November 28, 2020 10:12 PM
Created: November 28, 2020 05:50 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The day after the governor’s office announced that our state would be moving to a red, yellow and green county-by-county reopening system, KOB 4 emailed follow-up questions to the state asking for clarification on their lengthy press release sent to us at 4 p.m. Friday evening. Reporters did not have the opportunity to ask the governor questions via Zoom as they normally do.
The following are the questions KOB 4 asked, and the emailed responses from the state:
1. Grace Reader, KOB Reporter: Will county leaders be notified when they’re good to move to the next color via the state? Or do they need to be checking the DOH webpage every other Wednesday? If county leaders have questions about what phase they’re in and what that means, who can they reach out to?
Tripp Stelnicki, Director of Communication for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham: The map updates every other Wednesday. If county officials care about the spread of COVID in their communities, they are already checking this map regularly to identify the risks to their constituents so they can protect their communities they represent. County leaders are well-compensated and qualified professionals who are more than capable of reading the public health order and communicating within their own communities.
2. Reader: For business owners who are going to be monitoring these developments closely to see what they can and can’t be doing, where do they need to be looking? Does the state have any concern that this county-by-county approach will confuse businesses and patrons about what they’re allowed to be doing?
Stelnicki: Did you read the attachment to the news release yesterday and find it confusing? Please let us know if we can help you understand it. Three colors is not confusing. Checking a website— or asking your county to check a website—once every two weeks is not difficult. Many other states operate precisely this way. Many communities and legislators, particularly Republican legislators, have been demanding exactly this county-by-county framework for months, please make the time to ask them whether they are glad to see it now and hold them accountable to their prior statements on the matter. These questions assume that this method of enacting and publicizing the restrictions is somehow comprehensively different than what has been the case for the last 9 months. It is not. Businesses and anyone else who wants to monitor these developments can look to the exact same places they've been looking. The levels will be clearly demarcated on the state's websites. We are creating web widgets they can use on their own websites.
3. Reader: Can you please walk us through the decision to update this map every two weeks. Why not more frequently?
Stelnicki: If it were updated more frequently, counties would be bouncing back and forth between levels day by day, every other day. That, to your earlier questions assuming that three colors will somehow be confusing, would actually confuse people. 14 days is a statistically significant amount of time to demonstrate the level of spread within a community—or, to be more optimistic, the decrease in spread. The intent of this system is to keep New Mexicans safe while permitting counties the opportunity to drive down the spread of the virus and get back to some sense of normal when they have made their communities more safe from the virus.
4. Reader: Will the state be monitoring and policing counties on this? What are the penalties for counties who don’t operate within the color they’re designated?
Stelnicki: Nothing has changed with regard to compliance. A violation of the public health order carries with it a daily maximum fine of $5,000. You may research the variety of state media outlets who have reported on this matter previously.
5. Reader: Why is the state peeling back restrictions when our hospitalizations and deaths are still hitting record numbers? In contrast, for business owners who are saying “this was only supposed to be two weeks and the next phase of restrictions will still really hurt my business,” what do you have to say to those business owners and their employees?
Stelnicki: The state will continue to prioritize saving lives and protecting New Mexicans while providing for as much safe economic day-to-day activity as possible.
6. Reader: We noticed that for the first time, close quarters businesses are being asked to open at 25 percent capacity or 10 people, whichever is smaller. Can you tell us what forced the 10 people cap to be added to the capacity requirement? Additionally, did you all consider lifting the 75 person requirement on essential retail businesses (I know a lot of people have been upset about the lines at large box stores)?
Stelnicki: A line is a minor inconvenience, for which the state is sympathetic. The state is also sympathetic to the overworked nurses and doctors in the state's hospitals and the thousands of families who are suffering and grieving right now The state will continue to prioritize saving lives and protecting New Mexicans while providing for as much safe economic day-to-day activity as possible.
7. Reader: We also noticed that a limit on vehicles in mass gatherings has been added. Does this mean events like drive-in concerts, watch parties or movies are now subject to limitations? Also, many churches are doing drive-in events (especially over the holidays), do these limits impact those events? Can you please tell us why that limitation was added to the public health order?
Stelnicki:Yes. It likely would, yes. To protect public health and save lives.
8. Reader: Will our community hear from the governor and state health experts via Zoom to discuss the logistics of this? If so, when?
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