Why? | Nevada Current
Nevada Republicans had a field day saying “Socialists!” socialists! socialists! since some American Democratic Socialists (oh my!) took over the Democratic Party offices.
For example, the mayor of North Las Vegas, John Lee city, but not sincerely, socialists !!! like the development which prompted him to change parties and become a Republican. (Oh, and run for the governor, which he says do.)
Now it turns out that there is a significant plot by the Proud Boys to take control of the Clark County Republican Party, and it looks like the Nevada Republican Party is a Proud Boys facilitator.
So if the Proud Boys are successful, does that mean John Lee will have to switch parties again? Will all Republican politicians have to change parties?
I guess instead they could double down on Trumpism to win the endorsement of the Proud Boys.
Take this Mark Amodei. Republican politician and Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo publicly confirmed last week that he would mount a campaign for governor. Since Lombardo was elected sheriff, the Southern Nevada broadcast media have given him tons of airtime, most of it being rather cuddly. So naturally Lombardo gave his confirmation at a TV station in… Reno.
Good! Given that Lombardo played an important role in the backyard of Republican Congressman and Governor Mark Amodei, if Amodei decides to join a primary against JL² (Joe Lombardo and John Lee), Amodei should confirm it to a media outlet. which operates out of Las Vegas. Call me, Mark. I’ll hook you up.
So far all Amodei saying by the way is if he decides not to run for governor, it will not be because he is afraid of not being able to beat JL². He notes that he won the election in the sticks where all Republicans are, and Lombardo and Lee didn’t.
But back to the flavor of the week, namely, Lombardo. His remarks to the Reno reporter were very, very brief, so everyone is waiting for the answer to the most important and obvious question surrounding Lombardo’s candidacy: why?
But oh look, an observation from Dean Heller. I noticed Politico coin on Governor Aspirations of Dean Heller quotes Haley Barbour. I admit that I didn’t feel like Haley Barbour is still a thing. Likewise, it’s by no means clear that Dean Heller is still a thing.
Heller and Adam Laxalt did not lose in 2018 due to the exceptional quality of their opponents. They lost because Trump occupied the White House. It’s still Trump’s party, and he wants to have the midterm elections all around him. Part of me is hoping that in this case he will get what he wants. And as with his aforementioned Proud Boys buddies, it’ll be a hoot to see who Trump approves in the Nevada GOP primary for governor.
Hope Heller does as it will add to the fun. You see, while maybe not as pronounced as when I was younger, I still have a sadistic side to me.
Nevada in New Hampshire: Buzz off. Unlike states where Republicans control legislatures, Nevada doesn’t pass a bunch of petty voter suppression laws deliberately designed to make it harder for people who aren’t white to vote. But! Nevada lawmakers are adopt four electoral bills, the most glitzy of them would empty the stupid caucus for the country’s first presidential primary. (If you combined the impact of the other three, it would actually mean that voters registered at the center could vote directly by mail.)
I have mixed feelings about the first thing in the country. On the one hand, the novelty of a presidential aspirant on every corner of Las Vegas has somehow dissipated. Plus, we are Nevada. We don’t need a parachute of the national political press to shine the spotlight on our humble little state. Because we are not a humble little state. We’re brash and loud and famous and the whole world knows we want to take their money and they come here and give it to us anyway. (Except for battery factory owners and football team owners, in which case we give them money.) The complex political-media-industrial fame thirst seems humiliating, even off-brand, and so some would. Dakota or others.
On the other hand, it’s strange to let a few snow-capped farmers have an outsized influence on the nomination process. In those years when New Hampshire no longer has any influence, that is to say.
March. Sigh. MGM – that of the cinema and not that of the casino – does it still make films? Either way, Bezos bought it.
Speaking of Bezos, he was angry because Elon had all the federal money to go to the moon, so Jeff whimpered and asked a senator to try and get Jeff some soft federal money for him. go to the moon too. And Bernie Sanders calls it the “Bezos bailout”.
One could argue, object, that no person on earth needs federal money less than Bezos. OK, except Elon. During this time, I have never been exactly clear on what needs to be done by humans on the moon in the first place.. And don’t give me that station-to-Mars noise; we are decades away from having the technical technology to safely send humans to Mars and bring them home, and even assuming technological technology does develop someday, there is no reason to send humans there. Mars is hell and space is always looking for ways to kill you. You might as well build a colony at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. The living / working conditions would be roughly the same. March. Gah.
Jan Jones Blackhurst, of Caesars Entertainment Jones Blackhursts, wrote an editorial in the RJ on the importance of child care to the economy. You’ll be happy to know that she seems to have concluded that Nevada’s (sadly inadequate) child care infrastructure can be improved without the state spending any money.
In a related matter, it is clearly not time to increase the gambling tax.
(The above are excerpts, some lightly massed, others more massively, from material published in the Daily Current newspaper, the Editor’s Morning News Roundup, to which you can subscribe here. )