If Donald Trump does not pull off a miraculous, against-all-odds, come-from-behind victory tomorrow, Trump won’t get the blame from grassroots Republicans. Republican establishment figures who either refused to support the GOP’s nominee or gave, at best, tepid, grudging support will be blamed.
And the simmering intra-party civil war that’s been burbling for the last few years will erupt in a full-blown, take-no-prisoners political revolt – including a mass exodus of GOP voters who will change their registrations to independent.
Among the establishment figures who will be responsible for bringing this about: Mitt Romney, George, George & Jeb Bush, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Ben Sasse, Sen. John McCain, Sen.Lyndsey Graham, Sen. Jeff Flake, Sen. Dean Heller, Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Mark Kirk, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Bill Kristol.
And yes, Sen. Ted Cruz. Even though he got with the program late…it was too little, too late. The damage he did at the GOP convention in Cleveland simply can’t be erased.
Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
Professor of Psephology (homeschooled)
Nevada’s #1 Irritator of Liberals and RINOs
P.S. That protestor who interrupted Donald Trump’s speech in Reno on Saturday told the Associated Press that “It’s absolutely ludicrous” that he was an operative for the Democrats even though “he has donated to (Hillary) Clinton’s campaign and canvassed for her last week.”
Liars of a feather…
In other news, Democrats who filed frivolous lawsuits trying to intimidate and block GOP poll-watchers have now lost in every venue where they tried this stunt.
A federal appeals court on Sunday blocked a Cleveland federal judge’s restraining order against GOP ballot security efforts ruling the Ohio Democrat Party’s lawsuit didn’t show “a likelihood of success on the merits.”
- Trump on FBI Probe: Proves System ‘Rigged’
- Conway: Trump Campaign ‘Not Worried’ About Comey News
- Ron Hosko: ‘Substantial Pressure’ on FBI to Quickly Review Case
- Gingrich Lashes Out at Comey for Caving In to Political Pressure
- Conservatives to DNC: Why Attack Comey if You’re Confident?
- IBD/TIPP Poll: Trump Up 2 Points
- White House Race Too Close to Call in Florida, North Carolina
- Dick Morris Predicts Landslide Trump Win as Male Vote Grows
- Gingrich: Trump Is a ‘Brilliant Marketer’
- Trump: I Wouldn’t Admit Refugees Without Community Support
- Florida Elections Worker: I Was Fired For Witnessing Possible Absentee Ballot Fraud
- Nate Silver: Hillary One State Away From Losing Election
- NY Post: Clinton Had Her Maid Print Out Classified Emails
- Priebus: FBI Probe of Clinton Foundation Continues
- De Niro: Vote Clinton to ‘Prevent Tuesday From Turning Into a Tragedy’
- WikiLeaks: Email Suggests CNN Gave Clinton Camp Interview Questions in Advance
- Chris Christie on Bridge-gate: ‘The Most Abjectly Stupid Things I’ve Ever Seen’
- ISIS Calls for Election Day Attacks on Voters
- Morici: Obama Has Left Job Market in ‘Pathetic’ Shape
- AP: Illegal Immigrants Playing Crucial Role in Hillary Voter Outreach Efforts
The Las Vegas Raiders took sole possession of first place in the AFC West last night after defeating the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos 20-10.
In other news, the Kaepernick Curse continues to dog the San Francisco 49’ers (1-7), who were pummeled 41-23 by the New Orleans Saints.
CHUCK’S ELECTION ‘16 PICKS
Correction: In yesterday’s column, I incorrectly identified tax-hiking RINO Assemblyman Derek Armstrong’s district. He’s running in AD21, not AD29.
Also, Republican candidate Christine DeCorte, running in AD18, left me a voice mail saying her “C” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) was probably because she chose not to answer the last question in the organization’s survey because it was too complicated and involved too many hypothetical variables.
DeCorte also explained that she used a photo of someone else lying face-down in bushes because she didn’t have an actual photo of her opponent lying face-down in bushes. However, she did, in fact, disclose that it was a fake photo in the mailer – though that hardly makes it acceptable.
And with that, here’s my Election Eve final list of who I think I’d vote for tomorrow…though I reserve the right to change my mind right up to the time just before taking and unlawfully posting a “selfie” of my completed ballot for posting on social media…
President: Donald Trump (R)
U.S. Senate: Joe Heck (R)
1st Congressional District: Mary Perry (R)
2nd Congressional District: Mark Amodei (R)
3rd Congressional District: Danny Tarkanian (R)
4th Congressional District: Cresent Hardy (R)
Nevada Senate District 3: Tick Segerblom (D-Cannabis)
Nevada Senate District 5: Carrie Buck (R)
Nevada Senate District 6: none of the above
Nevada Senate District 15: David Colborne (L)
Nevada Senate District 19: Janine Hansen (IAP)
Assembly District 2: Owen Carver (D)*
Assembly District 4: Richard McArthur (R)
Assembly District 8: John Moore (L)
Assembly District 9: Steve Yeager (D)*
Assembly District 10: Shelly Shelton (R)
Assembly District 12: James Ohrenschall (D)
Assembly District 15: Stan Vaughan (R)
Assembly District 16: Ed Euhling (L)
Assembly District 18: Christine DeCorte (R)
Assembly District 21: Ozzie Fumo (D)*
Assembly District 25: Jill Tolles (R)
Assembly District 27: Bonnie Weber (R)
Assembly District 29: Lesley Cohen (D)*
Assembly District 31: Jill Dickman (R)
Assembly District 35: Brent Jones (R)
Assembly District 36: Dennis Hof (L)*
Assembly District 37: Jim Marchant (R)
Assembly District 38: Robin Titus (R)
Assembly District 40: Al Kramer (R)
* Running against a tax-hiking RINO
State Board of Regents, District 6: Mike Wixom
State Board of Education, District 2: David Carter
State Board of Education, District 4: Len Marciano
Supreme Court, Seat A: None of the Above
Supreme Court, Seat E: None of the Above
Court of Appeals, Department 1: None of the Above
Court of Appeals, Department 2: None of the Above
Court of Appeals, Department 3: None of the Above
Clark County District Court, Department 15: Joe Hardy
Clark County District Court, Department 20: Eric Johnson
Justice of the Peace, Las Vegas Department 3: Janiece Marshall
Justice of the Peace, Las Vegas Department 6: Rebecca Kern
Justice of the Peace, Las Vegas Department 7: Vinny Ginn
Justice of the Peace, Las Vegas Department 13: Suzan Baucum
Clark County Commission, District A: Steve Sisolak (D)
Nevada Question 1 (gun control): Hell NO!
Nevada Question 2 (marijuana): Yes
Nevada Question 3 (energy): No
Nevada Question 4: (tax cut): Yes
Clark County Question 5 (putting gas tax hikes on auto-pilot): No
Sorry, but you’re on your own for races not listed above. And BTW, these “picks” should NOT be construed or publicized as official endorsements by me or any of my affiliated organizations.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“Chuck: Well stated and argued, as usual (“ELECTION ’16: Some Democrats I’m Supporting and Why”). Agree completely about never rewarding a RINO. RINOs are far worse than liberal Democrats, in my opinion. At least with liberal Democrats I know what I’m getting. RINOs pull the ultimate bait-and-switch, trash the Republican brand, and give fiscal conservatives nowhere to go. Keep up the great work and let’s make America great again!” –Jeffrey Purtee, Reno