(Todd Taxpayer) – Recently, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O Connor came to Nevada to support SJR2, the removal of Nevada’s right to elect judges, a campaign funded by socialist George Sorros.
She made an appearance on Nevada Newsmakers, and spent some time discussing how difficult it was for her to overcome the bias and discrimination that prevented her from getting a job as a lawyer. She detailed how old white men came up with every excuse possible to prevent her from eventually becoming a Supreme Court Justice, even thought they did not know that at the time.
The same exact thing is happening in Nevada, in the race for the United States Senate – old, white men, discriminating against a woman, Sharron Angle. The same standard that the government uses can be applied.
First, Republican Gino Martini, the mayor of Sparks, who diverted tax dollars from schools, police, and fire resources to build a fancy outdoor mall that took business away from Nevadans that have been in Sparks for generations. Every excuse Gina Martini has given for NOT supporting Sharron Angle is exactly the same type of excuses Justice O’Connor had to deal with, claims she was “ineffective, not enough juice”, too religious, just plain discrimination against a woman and religion.
Second, Republican Bob Cashell, the mayor of Reno, who diverted tax dollars from schools, police, and fire resources to build a fancy baseball stadium, which also comes with an annual $1 million taxpayer check to the owners of the stadium. Every excuse Bob Cashell has given for NOT supporting Sharron Angle is exactly the same type of excuses Justice O’Connor had to deal with, claims she was “ineffective, not enough juice”, too religious, just plain discrimination against a woman and religion.
Who’s leading the way? Republican Bill Raggio, the de facto governor of Nevada, who promised he would never raise taxes in a primary against Sharron Angle, and then immediately changed to a tax and spender after the election, leading the passage of the largest tax increase in Nevada history for the second time (2003 payroll tax, 2009 payroll tax), claiming it would only be temporary. Today Bill Raggio is twisting the arm of every Legislative candidate to increase spending by $1.4 billion, creating the mythical $3 billion state deficit, and the straw dog of tax increases for “forced essential government services”.
How many women has he supported to serve in the Nevada Senate, or forced out of the Senate, over the last 40 years. Every excuse Bill Raggio has given for NOT supporting Sharron Angle is exactly the same type of excuses Justice O’Connor had to deal with, claims she was “ineffective, not enough juice”, too religious, just plain discrimination against a woman.
Bill Raggio also spent a great deal of money on a PR firm to detail all of his “hurt feelings”, thanks to Sharron Angle, so some of this is personal, not the business of American politics.
When I lost the race for Senate District 4, I sat down and shut-up. I lost to the Raggio endorsed candidate due to a lack of funding, although I am very proud of what we did accomplish in YOUR Campaign, which had everything to do with real issues facing Nevada, not personalities. On primary election night, I called Ben Kieckhefer and congratulated him on his victory, and while he did win the race on his own, it also required the blessing and cash that only Bill Raggio can provide, something that has now become a Nevada tradition (requirement).
The question is, when a Republican sees other Republicans discriminating against a woman because she is “ineffective, not enough juice, too religious”, should we just sit and do nothing? NO! That would only confirm what Harry Reid, Nancy Polosi, and Socialist Obama say Republicans are, people who discriminate against women.
Isn’t that weird, if we follow what the Republicans For Reid are saying, we become what the liberal democrats say we are, which is FALSE. I will NOT sit and do nothing, say nothing, while this hoax is taken to an very embarrassing level.
There is only one reason the Republicans For Reid even exist, they want the “juice”, the money, the power Harry Reid uses as leverage to implement his socialist agenda. They are willing to trade the capitalist system and constitutional freedoms, so they can build malls, baseball stadiums, and provide “forced essential government services”. If Sharron Angle is elected, she will be able to do the exact same thing, except for one problem, she doesn’t believe in socialism, she’s an American, a Nevadan.
As the author of the article, “Recall Raggio?” (notice the question mark), I can tell you that Bill Raggio’s memory is foggy on the point of Sharron Angle’s involvement.
When I published that editorial, Sharron Angle asked me NOT to do it, and her supporters escorted me out of the meeting, because it was their goal to unite every Republican in Nevada to defeat Harry Reid. Sharron Angle NEVER gave aid and comfort to anything about Senator Raggio since the 2008 primary, she has not even spoken his name. Senator Raggio knows this, and while it would be easy to claim political opportunity, I’d like to think it’s a foggy memory.
Would I publish the article, “Recall Raggio?”, again?
After 14 months, the editorial still has legs; even Jon Ralston should be impressed. It has also caused much collateral damage in the Republican party, and for that I must accept full responsibility.
Damage to a sitting governor that had nothing to do with it, thanks to a staffer managing Facebook that a reporter noticed in less than an hour.
Damage to a Senate campaign that had nothing to do with it. Senator Raggio’s hurt feelings, even though it was Bill Raggio who challenged me to write the article on Nevada Newsmakers, on June 3, 2009.
It was also a factor in my defeat for Senate District 4. Bill Raggio knows all of this, yet claims something else, foggy memory.
For all of these things, I am sorry. I accepted the reality long ago that this guy has got “juice” and never intended to hurt anyone’s feelings; my editorial was strictly on issues. He just keeps calling me an “extremist”, suggesting I’m just a blogger who should be out volunteering, and I’ve got feelings too.
My pocketbook isn’t feeling to good either, I haven’t had the money to go shopping at the fancy mall, or go to a baseball game, in a long time.
Instead of coming to Nevada, to help George Sorros remove the right of every Nevadan to elect and select judges with SJR2, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor should have come to Nevada and campaigned for Sharron Angle. They have much more in common, and face the same challenges with regard to the perception of women. Like the former justice, Sharron Angle will keep fighting.