(Chuck Muth) – OK, OK. I know many of you have been waiting – nay, salivating – for my response to Nevada GOP chief Chris Comfort’s asinine defense of his four-month old tenure as chairman. So with no further ado….
DisComfort sez: “The gloves are off and I am coming out swinging. As Chairman I have been doing all sorts of stuff.”
Yes, and one of the prime “stuffs” he’s been doing is confusing motion with progress. A spinning top is filled with plenty of motion, but it doesn’t go anywhere fast. Like our illustrious chairman.
DisComfort sez: “Chuck Muth is disrupting the mechanism…he is lying.”
DisComfort sez: “Nobody wants to run for office. I asked and they said no.”
Which would explain this headline in today’s Las Vegas Sun: “Highest Number of Candidates Ever File to Run in Nevada.”
So there were PLENTY of people who wanted to run this year, but they wanted to know there would be an effective party operation backing them up. Potential candidates need to respect and trust the party chairman in order to make a decision as serious as running for public office.
The mere fact that potential top-tier GOP candidates told DisComfort to take a flying leap instead of leaping into races in this extremely favorable political environment for Republicans says all you need to know about how incompetent, disrespected and untrustworthy people find Captain DisComfort.
Just ask Craig Lake.
DisComfort sez: “Julie Hereford was responsible for (candidate) recruitment and she didn’t do it.”
Julie Hereford is not the chairman.
As to how much money he’s raised, DisComfort sez: “I don’t have those number, Dave Buell, the Treasurer, does and I have been asking him for 2 weeks to give them to me.”
The Treasurer won’t tell the Chairman how much money the Chairman has raised? Puh-lease.
Discomfort also sez: “The board just will not let the Chairman raise money. They want a line item for everything. I mean, it’s like…come on.”
I mean, like, come on. Does anyone actually think the Executive Board of the Nevada Republican Party won’t let the chairman pick up the phone and ask people for money?
DisComfort sez he’s been cleaning up after Brent Husson who was “supposed to do everything.”
Brent Husson volunteered to “do everything” as an unpaid executive director for almost four months. Brent Husson is the ONLY reason a lot of people gave DisComfort the time of day. Brent Husson was regarded highly. And when it came time to stand behind the guy who made DisComfort look semi-competent….DisComfort threw him under the bus.
Discomfort sez with regard to the Nevada GOP not having a presence in Carson City during the special session: “Jim DeGraffenreid was up there and it was my understanding that he met with these people.”
Jim….who? Never heard of him. Nor has anyone else.
Was he ever quoted in the paper? Not. Was he ever interviewed on TV? Not. Was he a guest on any conservative radio talk shows? Not. Did he issue any statements? Not. Did he hold any press conferences? Not.
Your “understanding” is that he met with “those people”? You mean you don’t know? And exactly who are “those people” he supposedly met with?
DisComfort sez: “When I became Chairman, the board didn’t do any work. I did everything.”
Awwww. Poor baby. I wonder why no one would help him? He’s got such natural people skills. That is…if blaming everyone else for you own lack of accomplishment is an admirable people skill.
DisComfort sez these are the things he has accomplished since becoming chairman:
“Developed an IT platform committee which moves us into the 21st century.”
Dude, we moved into the 21st century a decade ago.
And instead of just using Constant Contact to send out emails blasting Democrats, you….developed an IT platform committee? You stud!
“Identified a person to do reporting of metrics or numbers and data which is disseminated among the masses including voter trends and statistical data.”
You didn’t! OMG!
So….who is this Johnny Appleseed you identified as the Director of Metrics, Numbers and Data who is disseminating voter trends and statistical data amongst the huddled masses throughout the state? I mean, like, it sounds like we have the election sown up now that we have this person identified!
“Received pledges of full resource including people, brainpower and money from John Ensign.”
Seems to me, as I recall, or at least I think I read it somewhere, that John Ensign isn’t exactly known for keeping his pledges. Might wanna double-verify that with Mrs. Ensign though.
“We have face-to-face board meetings. Two full days in February.”
Really? Two full days of face-to-face board meetings? Wow, that really IS an accomplishment. How did you get those board members to put up with your BS for two full days?
“Made 30 to 40 press contacts as Chair.”
Chris, dropping two quarters into the newspaper rack in front of the Starbucks on Flamingo and Paradise is not a “press contact.”
“Developed strategies for grassroots and voter performance (registration).”
Really? Son of a gun. No chairman has EVER developed grassroots and voter registration strategies before. You really have been doing “stuff.”
“Identified people to assist in political roundtables.”
Wow. Political roundtables, huh? I can hear Harry Reid, Dina Titus and Shelley Berkley shaking in their boots.
“Developed a branding campaign.”
A branding campaign? Are you serious?
“Personally attends 3-5 meeting per week talking around the state with various townhall groups, etc., etc.”
Talk is cheap.
“Chatting with people on the phone with regards to all sorts of stuff.”
Any of it political? 1-800-GIRL-TALK doesn’t count.
“Developed organizational structures and matrix for duties, so on and so forth.”
Ah-HAH!!! That explains it. Poor Chris DisComfort is trapped in the Matrix! Somebody get Morpheus on the phone, stat!
“Has been giving speeches in the north.”
Preaching to the crowd. What about giving speeches in black and Hispanic communities, bro’?
DisComfort sez: “All along my strategy has been to stay underwater so the Democrats wouldn’t know what we were doing.”
No wonder the party is drowning.
DisComfort sez he won his election for chairman with 90% of the vote because he “brought all these people together.”
So did Saddam Hussein.
The real reason of course, is that DisComfort ran virtually unopposed. His opponent, dug up at the last minute, didn’t even bother to show up for the election.
And finally, DisComfort sez: “It is technically not true that I have been Chairman for four month. I started on January 15 because everything was shut down for Christmas and Thanksgiving.”
Horsespit. Politics NEVER shuts down for two months during Thanksgiving and Christmas. DisComfort has been chairman for four months…period. And he’s been not just a failure, but, as Harry Reid would say, a miserable failure in that time. Worse, he ain’t getting any better…and never will get any better. You either have it or you don’t.
This guy don’t.
This guy gotta go.