law invented the cheating,” and I assume the same could be applied to
politics, because “politics” is the closest word to “cynical” and
“liar” in the dictionary.
The final results of the Primary Election show twenty-four judges,
including two Justices of the Peace in Henderson, one in Las Vegas
Township and one in North Las Vegas, each with a stunning 100 percent
of the votes.
Wow, those judges must be very good to have everyone voting for them —
but that is not the way it really is. It is a matter of cynical lies
the system uses to fool the constituents nowadays.
None of those judges had a challenger, for one reason or another, but
their names were on the ballots so they could use those numbers in the
future to their benefit.
Many of them did not have challengers because they used the same bully
campaign manager, Dave Thomas, who lies or “threatens” anyone trying
to run against “his judges” — and probably he collects his fees
anyway, even if they have no challenger and no election.
How should the community feel after being treated like children — or
worse, like dummies — by being tricked with false numbers?
Candidates, judicial or not, that do not have challengers should not
have their names on the ballots, confusing the average voter and those
who do not follow the political game and go to vote in good faith to
fulfill their American duties and responsibilities.
Has anyone ever asked why such a small group of corrupted individuals
is so concerned about controlling the votes and only electing those
who they can control and posses as their personal slaves or property
by keeping them in positions they should not be in?
Has anyone ever asked why these politically savvy individuals do not
use their political knowledge and run for offices themselves? That is
because they can act like the good guys and let their puppets get the
blame if they ever get caught.
Of course, after awhile these judges and politicians in general get
used to the good life, get used to being powerful and untouchable, and
they don’t want to give up their positions even if they are owned by
their campaign managers.
People that run for office get a thick skin after awhile and become so
cynical that nothing affects them, regardless of how humiliating the
situation may be. Many of them are made to believe that by saying how
“sorry” they are they get the “pardon” of their constituents and
everything goes back to normal.
Take for example our former First Lady who was humiliated, not only in
front of her circle of family and friends and nationwide, but
worldwide, when her husband, the Commander In Chief of this great
nation, admitted to infidelity in a room next to her, and she forgive
him for political reasons that probably cost her the opportunity to
become the first woman president in the country.
A lady that I respect and admire very much told me that every woman
has been cheated on many times in her life because it is a “man thing”
and accepted and forgotten by everyone.
I had to remind her that most cases of infidelity are handled within
the family compound, but Clinton’s infidelity was dealt with worldwide
and that Mrs. Clinton should have had some respect not only for
herself but also for her — at the time — minor daughter who was
Later Hillary Clinton turned to another man who betrayed her,
politically, for advice. Mrs. Clinton went to Senator Harry Reid for
advice as to whether she should accept the Secretary of State position
offered to her by her former adversary in the 2008 presidential race.
Reid had already betrayed her by taking sides with Senator Obama when
he urged him to run for president, and by campaigning for him using
his powerful position to promote Obama. What did she think he was
going to advise her? To not accept the position?
In the old days there used to be loyalty among party members, but now
both parties betray each other as they see fit. In some cases,
politicians (especially Republicans) become RINOs (Republican in name
only), ever since the infamous Republicans for Reid moniker was
A man who gained fame and respect as a Republican became a RINO the
last few years of his life when he turned yes man for Democrats. I was
proud to know Senator William “Bill” Raggio and had lots of respect
for him while he was loyal to his party, but I am not going to go over
that because I am not in the habit of talking about dead people behind
Now Mrs. Dale Raggio and Mrs. Dema Guinn are being used and
manipulated by the creators of Republicans for Reid, a sold-out group
lending their respectful names to help a Democrat candidate against a
Republican opponent with a name in the State of Nevada.
Both candidates for Attorney General have name recognition; one is a
two-term Secretary of State and the son of former Governor Bob Miller
on the Democrat side; on the Republican side is the grandson of former
U.S. Senator and former Nevada Governor Paul Laxalt. Both of them are
considered political royalty in Nevada.
“This fund-raiser is the Democrats’ best Republican-money-stealing
idea since Harry Reid organized ‘Republicans for Reid’ during his 2010
campaign against Sharron Angle,” wrote Ray Hagar with the Reno Gazette
newspaper on June 12 of this year, one week before the fund-raising
I wonder if these two ladies are mentally capable of knowing what this
group is doing with them and to them; they are both up in age and may
not be capable of realizing how they are being used. It can even be
considered senior abuse, if you ask me.
Hopefully, someone will read my point of view and realize how bad the
electoral community is being used by those manipulating our election
system and come to their senses when they go to the polls.
It is time to ignore the political maneuvers and stop going to vote
early and stop listening to the ones with more billboard or more
Read about the candidates. Nowadays most of them as well as their
rivals have access to social media and people can learn about the
candidates they are about to put in office under misleading
information from those who have no respect for the community and for
the voters, who are trying to do the right thing.
Hopefully this November 4 the people of Clark County will be liberated
from the bad influence of those looking to control the political scene
of our community for their own profit and benefit, with great
disregard for the future of our community and for that of the future
of our youth, who may be growing up to accept bad behavior and bad
examples as part of life and a way to become well known and wealthy
regardless of the consequences and the outcome of their actions.
Let’s all do our part in this election year.
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.
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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) 699-8111.