(Wayne Allyn Root) – I was shocked to see in your paper several Republican leaders in Carson City gloating over the massive record-setting tax increase they just passed. They appear so proud of themselves. One of them proudly stated, “We proved Republicans can pass tax increases.” As if that’s something to state proudly and publicly. This is both hilarious and tragic. The Republican leaders of this state are both stupid and delusional. Let’s examine honestly and openly what they have done:
#1. It’s not a crime to support higher taxes. There is a fair and honest debate. Some Americans are on one side. Some are on the other side. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you support raising taxes you have every right to your opinion. But you need to join the Democratic Party. Run for office as a Democrat. But if you stand for raising my taxes, why should I support you? What makes you different than a Democrat? Who needs you to pass the biggest tax increase in Nevada history? We could have easily elected Democrats to do that. But instead Republicans won in a massive landslide- specifically because voters across America and in Nevada were sick and tired of the nonstop tax increases and spending increases by Obama and his socialist cabal.
The Nevada GOP’s response to a massive historic landslide was to do exactly what Obama and Democrats would have done…and the exact opposite of what the people who voted, supported and funded them wanted them to do. And you’re proud? You’re bragging about it? You are clearly either confused…delusional…in the wrong party…completely misunderstood the landslide…or you’re frauds and conmen.
#2. In business and politics, branding is everything. If people don’t understand or remember your brand, you’re out of business. The Democratic Party brand is tax and spend and increase the size of government. The GOP brand is lower taxes, less spending and reduce the size of government. These are facts. What the Nevada GOP just did was suicide. Do you hate yourselves? Do you hate your own voters? Do you hate your own brand? Because you destroyed your own brand. No one will ever understand your brand again. No one will ever trust you again. Your brand isn’t memorable. What do you stand for? Higher taxes? Really? But isn’t that what Democrats stand for? Exactly. You are morons. But much worse- dishonest lying morons.
#3. Worse and even dumber, you betrayed the trust of your own base- your most loyal supporters. You’ve violated the most important rules of business:
First, the customer is always right. Second, if your customer is wrong, refer back to the first rule.
You just stabbed your own biggest supporters in the back. You spit in the face of your own base. Name any business in America where any smart businessman screws his own base of most-loyal customers? This would be like a hip hop urban radio station deciding to play country music for it’s urban audience that has no interest in country music. Bizarre. Stupid. Disastrous decision. Result? They’d be out of business within days. Lesson learned? Never bite the hand of your own customer. Only the smug establishment GOP could be this stupid.
#4. But worst of all, these GOP leaders are bragging about committing fraud. If they wanted to pass the largest tax increase in history, why didn’t they campaign on that idea? Why didn’t they say “I am proud to be running as a Republican to raise your taxes. Not only will I raise them, I promise to pass the biggest tax increase in Nevada history.” But instead the Nevada GOP lied and told every voter “Elect me because I’m for lower taxes, less spending and smaller government.” This is total fraud and misrepresentation- and like any businessman in the private sector should be punishable with criminal charges. What jury would not convict a businessman of fraud for this exact scenario? They lied to their own customers about their own product and what it does.
You have every right to believe in higher taxes and dramatically increased spending. But then you have to switch to the Democratic Party. But in the meantime, you’ve committed fraud and backstabbed your own best customers. And for that you will all pay a big price. I promise you.
Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, successful entrepreneur, small business defender, business speaker, Capital Evangelist, and conservative media personality – appearing on over 5,000 interviews in the past five years. Wayne’s latest book is: “The Murder of the Middle Class.” Wayne’s website is ROOTforAmerica.com.