Republicans in primaries — both in Nevada and nationwide — lost? Yes.
Were they expected to lose against those entrenched, well-funded
Have the mere challenges by conservatives to establishment moderates
been hugely beneficial in moving those moderates to pay attention and
move to the right. Yes.
By the way, Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran survived in his GOP
primary run-off election against a conservative challenger only
because a large number of Democrats voted for him.
Wait. Democrats are allowed to vote in Republican Party primaries to
choose the GOP nominee in Mississippi? How stupid is that?
After losing to “None of the Above” in the primary, the Democrat
nominee for Nevada governor reportedly left the country and is
considering dropping out of the race even if he does return in time
for the general election.
And they say Republicans in this state are screwed up?
Speaking of Republicans, they have zero chance of gaining the majority
in the state Assembly in November. Again. As usual. However, there is
a chance that conservatives could still win a majority of the minority
depending on the outcome of a half-dozen races in November.
Unfortunately, Minority Leader Pat Hickey can be expected to do as
little as possible to help those conservative candidates vs. their
Democrat opponents in the general election. The establishment moderate
leader would rather rule in a super-minority than serve under a
conservative majority in his caucus.
The gun grabbers are coming back to Nevada with a background check
ballot initiative that would do nothing to stop gun violence. But it
will make liberals feel really good about themselves. And isn’t that
really what being a liberal is all about?
Why is $3.5 million worth of tobacco settlement money being used to
beef up mental health services in Nevada? Wasn’t that money supposed
to be used to, you know, reduce smoking?
The process for opening medical marijuana establishments in Nevada, as
approved overwhelmingly by Nevada voters a dozen years ago, is finally
moving forward — just in time for the new wave of outright marijuana
legalization soon to be sweeping the nation.
It’s “gay marriage,” not “marriage equality.” And gay marriage is
coming to Nevada sooner rather than later. It’s just a matter of time.
FreedomFest, the annual conservative-libertarian conference in Las
Vegas, convenes July 9-12 with its usual impressive list of speakers,
panels and debates. And for the second year in a row, FOX News’ John
Stossel will be taping his show at the event on Thursday night, July
10 at 7:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. If you’d like
to attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, the proper name is Independence Day, not the Fourth of July. Cheers!
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Chuck Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, a non-profit public
policy grassroots advocacy organization. He may be reached at