Things That Don’t Make Sense
- Priests giving marriage advice
- Oscars for movies nobody goes to see
- Marketing awards for “branding” ads that don’t sell anything
- Letting employees manage themselves
- Quoting political science professors who’ve never been a candidate or even worked on a campaign
The Return of Mr. “No Labels”
Well, that didn’t take long…
Just a few short weeks after Danny Tarkanian, at President Donald Trump’s request, shifted from challenging Sen. Dean “Never Trump” Heller in the GOP primary to a second run for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, Heller abandoned his faux conversion to conservatism and issued a press statement touting himself as “as the country’s fifth most bipartisan senator serving in the U.S. Senate.”
It’s only a matter of time before Heller – who during the 2016 presidential race said, “Let’s be very, very clear, I do not support Trump” – returns to form and rejoins the likes of John McCain and Lindsey Graham in throwing the President under the bus whenever the opportunity presents itself.
It’s as certain as the sun rising in the east again tomorrow.
Welcome Back, Heidi!
Congrats to our friend Heidi Harris who is returning to conservative talk radio here in Las Vegas. Beginning Tuesday, May 1st, she’ll on 670 AM KMZQ, “Talk You Can Trust,” Monday through Friday from 9-10 a.m.
Break a leg, kiddo!
Harris Confirms what Derek Denies
I’ve gotten reports back that GOP state treasurer candidate Derek Uehara is denying that he pooh-poohed Education Savings Accounts in remarks delivered recently in Las Vegas. But I heard the story of his comments from multiple people who were there, including this account from former Nevada GOP chief George Harris…
I was at the women’s club meeting at Maggiano’s where Derek was speaking. When ESA’s were brought up, he started off saying we didn’t need ESA’s; we have enough programs that are much better. Then he went off on some football analogy saying we just need to win and we can’t win with ESA’s.
It was laughable because the guy has no idea what being a Republican is about. He just went on about how many great programs were available. At which point I raised my hand and said, “You know, we’re Republicans. We don’t believe in ‘programs.’”
If Derek still wants to deny what Mr. Harris says he said, he needs to take it up with Mr. Harris (and others who heard the same thing Harris heard).
There’s Something about Lisa
Many local GOP activists and candidates in the Las Vegas area know Lisa Mayo-DeRiso. She’s been a political consultant/adviser to many Republican candidates, including Bob Beers, Niger Innis and Victoria Seaman.
But I just learned last night that she’s supporting Justin Jones for the Clark County Commission District F seat.
In case you don’t know, Jones is a political opportunist and Nevada’s leading gun-grabber who pushed the flawed 2016 “background check” initiative. He’s also a former state legislator known to be a grand-standing, card-carrying, tax-hiking, government-growing, quiche-eating, property-confiscating, Hillary-supporting, Obama-loving liberal’s liberal.
Now here’s where it gets REALLY weird….
Jones is running against a conservative, tax-cutting, gun-loving, government-shrinking, crime-stopping, business-backing, job-creating conservative Republican woman and mother named Tisha Black in probably the only district where a Republican has a chance to pick up a seat on the all-Democrat county commission.
So what gives? Mayo-DeRiso’s explanation: “It’s personal.”
Nah, I don’t buy that. There’s something else going on here.
Seaman Still Licking Her Wounds over Mortensen Insurgency
As I wrote last weekend, I think Nevada conservative Republican 3rd congressional district candidate Michelle Mortensen would have had a shot at beating Victoria Seaman had Donald Trump not asked Danny Tarkanian, at the last minute, to run for the seat.
That opinion “triggered” the abrasive Seaman, who posted on Twitter polling results from back in March that showed Mortensen in fourth place. But Seaman’s own poll actually makes my case…
First, the poll included Tarkanian. My point was that Mortensen had a shot *if* Tark wasn’t in the race.
So let’s look at the numbers other than Tark’s (which was at 38 percent): Seaman’s support was at 15%. Hardly a colossus. Coming in behind her was Scott Hammond at 8%, followed by Mortensen at 7%.
In other words, Hammond and Mortensen were in a statistical tie for second place behind Seaman…and by only a little over a half-dozen points.
Would Mortensen have beaten Seaman? Maybe yes; maybe no.
*COULD* she have beaten Seaman? Oh, yeah. Absolutely.
NEW 2018 Nevada Tax Pledge Signers
Gordon Martines: Clark County Sheriff
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FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“Allegations made by Senator Jon Tester against Admiral/Doctor Ron Jackson are proving false. The Secret Service is unable to confirm – in fact they deny – any of the phony Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family. Tester should resign.” – President Donald Trump
“Dr. Ronnie Jackson’s lynching had nothing to do with thorough vetting. It had everything to do with a WITCHHUNT. If DEMS can’t find any dirt, they’ll just make sh*t up.” – Sheriff David Clarke