Listening to all those political television commercials reminds me of a couple who are going through a divorce, or a disgruntled employee after leaving their place of work. You may wonder what the one has to do with the other.
Well, let me tell you how one thing reminds me of the other — the couple is married for ten years and one day the relationship ends and they part ways. After ten years of living together he realizes that she was a lousy cook, she did not clean as well as other women do, and she argued too much; she realizes, after ten years, that he has always had bad breath, he snored, and he’s lousy in bed.
Did they have to wait ten years to notice all those bad habits? Of course not, but they had to blame the other to find excuses for ending the relationship or to make the other person out to be “the bad guy” because it then makes it easier to make oneself look like “the good guy.”
The same happens with a disgruntled employee who has quit or has been fired for whatever reason; after enough time working at a place, “all of a sudden” the boss (now the former boss) screams too much, fights with everyone, and does not allow the employee’s relatives in the place of business while the former, now disgruntled, employee is on duty.
The employer believes the disgruntled employee has been a good employee but had forgotten who was in charge and defied the order of “no family members allowed at the workplace.”
By now many of you have gotten my drift, and see these political commercials as a marriage gone sour or as a disgruntled employee trying to find excuses for something that has no excuse.
All these political commercials attacking the opposition are the same; for twelve years the candidate has been in office and everyone has known he or she is corrupt, useless and has done nothing for the community, but up to now, the challenger has kept his or her mouth
Why? Why wait until the race starts and then start the attacks? Is it because the challenger is concerned for the community’s future or because he or she wants to win a cushy job and a lifelong retirement package?
Why don’t they speak up and expose whatever they need to expose at the time, publicly, so that the voters will believe them during campaign time because they have already been exposing the incumbent way before the election?
For example, I never liked or trusted Governor Brian Sandoval, and during all his term I expressed my feelings and my opinions about him, so when I heard that he would not endorse Adam Laxalt for governor, I can honestly say that it not take me by surprise because for eight years I have been saying that he is a puppet of former Senator Majority Leader of the US, Harry Reid; that he is a fake, not only in politics by being a RINO (Republican In Name Only), but in his personal life by carrying on a relationship with his new wife while he was still married to the mother of his children, displaying immoral
Governor Sandoval had forbidden Senator Dean Heller to attend the Republican Convention in Ohio in 2016, yet today he supports Heller after almost ruining his political career. I personally believe that Senator Heller is a coward, but MY newspaper (yes, my newspaper because I own it) will support Senator Heller because my President needs all the help he can possibly get to keep doing the good job he is doing for all of us.
If Councilwoman Michele Fiore can refer to Mayor Carolyn Goodman as “my Mayor,” I can refer to President Trump as “my President,” and up to now, he has not done anything that would make me change my mind.
And in the case of Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, who is running for governor of our state against Adam Laxalt, I used to be very fond of him; once this newspaper even supported him — but after reading his political platform and hearing his socialist ideas, I cannot in good faith support him.
I am a Cuban who happens to believe that socialism is the waiting room of communism and that the best communist is the one underground, but I respect their right to be communist, as long as it’s far away from me, my family and my precious dogs.
I believe in having borders as much as I believe in having fences and gates around my home. Those who know me know that before they can get to the front door they have to pass through two gates. I don’t believe in legalizing marijuana or any other drug for that matter; and a sanctuary city is, in my opinion, a slap in the face of each and every police officer who will be obligated to turn the other way when a crime is committed—not only by illegal aliens but by anyone who commits a crime.
Those are just a couple of reasons I cannot support a communist to become our next governor and destroy our state more than it already has been destroyed, and that is why I will even beg people to listen to me and not vote for Steve Sisolak.
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.
Rolando Larraz is Editor in Chief of the Las Vegas Tribune. His column appears weekly in this newspaper. To contact Rolando Larraz, email him at: Rlarraz@lasvegastribune.com or at 702-272-4634.