(Nancy Dallas) – With all the REAL and ongoing problems in this country and state, you would think the Republican party and its elected officials – local, state and national – would have better things to do than, once again, try to ‘kill off their own’ because of some over-blown hyperbole.
Do any of the Republican members of the Nevada Legislature actually believe Assemblyman Wheeler is a racist? Does Governor Sandoval actually believe Assemblyman Wheeler is a racist? In my mind, they do not.
So, what is the motivation of some to throw a fellow Republican ‘under the bus’ over such a politically motivated, over-hyped non-issue? Why do they continually insist on doing Harry Reid and his minion’s dirty work for them? Mr. Reid certainly needs no help in that respect! If the Democrats wish to play this issue, let them. Republicans do not need to continually be cowed by such games.
I personally know a good many of our Republican legislators, some better than others. I do not personally know Jim Wheeler. I agree with some most of the time, disagree with some a good part of the time – but our elective process placed each of them in their respective seats to legislate according to what their conscience leads them to do in the manner they best see fit. And agree or disagree with what they do, I fully respect their right to their opinions – until they turn on their own with politically motivated vengeance and/or self-promotion.
It has become clearly apparent the conservative-moderate chasm amongst our Republican elected officials (and their supporters) is too wide a gap to breech in the name of common sense and integrity. As was all too evident during this past legislative session – when, as the minority party, Republicans spent more time fussing and conniving amongst themselves in the name of ideology, than working to actually find enough common ground to accomplish much of substance in regards to OUR basic Republican tenants – the actions of some Republicans in regards to the Jim Wheeler issue is another pathetic example of common sense and integrity being thrown into that pot of non-negotiable ideology.
Wouldn’t the time of our Republican leaders be better served unifying to save our state and country from the ravages of the ‘Non-Affordable’ Care Act? We have a President who has been blatantly and repeatedly lying to the American people – causing undue hardships on millions and millions of US citizens….including many here in Nevada. THIS IS A REAL ISSUE – not one motivated by and unnecessarily created by exaggerated and twisted political rhetoric and logic.
It is apparent to even the most naïve of political observers, this Republican effort to destroy their fellow Republican is based on simmering animosities created by ideological differences. I would ask our Republican leaders to place these personal philosophies aside and do the right thing – let the voters determine Jim Wheeler’s fate.
Destroying a fellow Republican simply because of such disagreements may, in its self, prove to be a lesson in destruction of more than Jim Wheeler.