Editor’s Note: This will be an all-Nevada edition of Muth's Truth covering yesterday’s primary elections, so those of
you from other states may want to just go ahead and skip today's newsletter.
But for everyone else…WOW, what a
SO LONG, TAX HIKE
First and foremost, our #1 “Most Wanted” RINO (Republican in
Name Only), State Sen. Tax Hike Mike
Roberson, went down in flames in the 3rd Congressional District GOP
primary in absolutely jaw-dropping fashion.
Roberson - who famously broke his signed Taxpayer Protection
Pledge by ramming through RINO Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $1.4 billion tax hike
last year – should have won this race in a cakewalk.He had every advantage…and then some!
He’s the sitting Senate Majority Leader, with all the power
and prestige that goes with that lofty position.He raised over $1 million for his own campaign,
with another $2 million+ that came in as “independent expenditures.”Plus the full-throated endorsement and
support of the state’s governor.
He also had not one, not two, not three, not four, not five,
but SIX conservative primary opponents splitting up the anti-Roberson
vote.And he was absolutely shameless in
lying about himself, lying about his voting record and lying about his
I mean, there was NO WAY for this guy to lose, right?
Yet conservative, Tax Pledge-signer Danny Tarkanian – who Roberson savaged and blistered with attack
ads – whooped him by 8 points!How embarrassing.
And especially embarrassing for Sandoval, who continues to
back one losing candidate after another.This guy’s endorsement is more like a kiss of death!
The loss was equally embarrassing for Roberson’s over-rated
political gurus, Mike Slanker and Billy Rogers, who despite having all
the king’s horses and all the king’s men – and over $3 million to spend – barely
got over 24 percent of the vote for their candidate.
That said, don’t allow the political malpractice of Slanker
and Rogers to take anything away from Tark.The man did exactly what he needed to do…
He raised a lot of money for his campaign (though nowhere
near what Roberson raised) and he did it early.He hired competent, professional campaign staff and consultants.He wasn’t afraid to take off the gloves and
go toe-to-toe with Tax Hike Mike, weathered the onslaught of attacks, and gave
every bit as good as he got.
Well done, and a well-deserved victory.On to the general vs. Harry Reid’s hand-picked candidate.
Oh, and by the way…
Fiore, who came in third in this race, sent out today one of the classiest,
most-gracious congratulatory emails to Danny that you’d ever want to see. No wonder so many of us conservatives love this babe.It’s too bad only one of them could have won
SO LONG, ST. ERV!
In the most hotly contested GOP state senate primary, tax-hiking
RINO Assemblyman Erv Nelson got
spanked by Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman,
Erv had a lot of nerve.He ran for the assembly in 2014 as a “Scott Walker conservative.”He loudly and proudly proclaimed his
opposition to raising taxes.But then he
shamefully flip-flopped when it came time to vote for the largest tax hike in
Nevada history last year.
But he didn’t just break his word.He stood up on the floor of the Assembly,
mounted his high horse and delivered a shameful, self-serving, holier-than-thou
speech rationalizing how hood-winking his voters and betraying all the
Republicans who supported him was a noble thing.
A speech that to this day sends a tingle up liberal blogger Jon Ralston’s leg.
Nelson then cowardly decided not to run for re-election and
face the voters he stabbed in the back.Instead he moved into a different district and ran for the state senate
with the full backing of Sandoval, a pot-load of money, and a disgraceful
willingness to lie through his teeth about his voting record.
Fortunately, after this embarrassing loss we can probably
stick a fork in this RINO’s political career.
The bad news for conservatives, however, is that Seaman is a
terribly flawed and untrustworthy candidate.Although she did vote against the $1.4 billion tax hike, she
nevertheless voted for 9 other lesser tax/fee hikes last year despite signing
the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
And for this race, she flip-flopped and refused to re-sign the Pledge.
My fear is she’ll now again try to cozy up to Majority
Leader Tax Hike Mike (like she did during the session last year) and “go
moderate” for the general election where she’ll face a solid, well-funded
Democrat in a district with a pretty significant Democrat voter registration
Indeed, there’s a good chance Republicans will ultimately
lose this seat – and maybe their 11-10 majority.
But for now, Seaman discharged St. Erv…and that’s something to
SO LONG, PK! SO LONG,
Going into yesterday’s primary election, conservatives had
already chalked up four victories against the 13 tax-hiking RINO’s in the state
Assembly without firing a shot.
addition to Nelson quitting to run for the state Senate, Assemblymen Pat “The Appeaser” Hickey, Randy “Kirner Tax” Kirner and Lynn “The Bug Man” Stewart all quit
rather than face voters.
Republican voters took out two more yesterday.
Tax-hiking RINO Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill only got 26% of the vote and went down in flames to
conservative Tax Pledge-signer Al Kramer
up in Carson City.
And appointed-not-elected tax-hiking RINO Assemblyman Glenn Trowbridge got his hat handed to
him big time by conservative Tax Pledge-signer Jim Marchant in Clark County.
Two other tax-hiking RINO’s got by by the skin of their
Assemblyman David Gardner
in Clark County only beat conservative challenger Diana Orrock 45-37% because a third, self-centered spoiler
candidate in the race, Minddie Lloyd, siphoned off 17% of the anti-Gardner vote.
And tax-hiking RINO Assemblyman Stephen “Snow Job” Silberkraus won by only 253 votes thanks in part
(a) The post office mysteriously “losing” two of
conservative challenger Amy Groves’
three mail pieces, and delivering the third one THREE WEEKS late, and…
(b) Silberkraus setting up a fake PAC and swamping the
district with a half-dozen last minute hit pieces falsely accusing Groves of being
supported by the Democrats, even though SHE, not him, was endorsed by
the Nevada Republican Party in the race.
What a lying rat-b**tard.
Groves was also attacked, unbelievably, with two hit pieces in
the GOP primary by the DEMOCRAT candidate in the race, who clearly saw
that Groves would have been the tougher Republican candidate in the general
That was the toughest loss of the night for me.Groves would have been GREAT in Carson
But the reckoning isn’t over yet…
ON TO THE GENERAL
For those of you keeping score, we started with 13
turncoat Republicans in the Assembly who voted for the largest tax hike in
history.Four quit, and two were
defeated in primaries yesterday.
So half of them are now gone.
But it ain’t over yet…
Out in Nye County, tax-hiking RINO Assembly James “The Big Selloutski” Oscarson
raised a jaw-dropping $140,000 from Gov. Brian
Sandoval and other special interests as thanks for breaking his word and betraying
the trust of his constituents.
His conservative Tax-Pledge-signer challenger, Tina Trenner, barely raised over
$10,000.A 14-1 fundraising disadvantage.
Yet The Big Selloutski won by only 133 votes!
And if not for another self-centered, spoiler
candidate who got in the race, Rusty Stanberry – who siphoned off
433 anti-Oscarson votes – The Big Selloutski would have been toast.
But he still may be…
Waiting in the wings for the general election is brothel
owner/television reality star Dennis Hof, who will be on the ballot in November running as the Libertarian
And with Nye County being libertarian-leaning Ron & Rand Paul Country, Hof – with
his money, his celebrity, his girls and his soapbox – could very well win in
November since there’s no Democrat running.
In fact, let’s get the ball rolling right now with Citizen Outreach PAC’s
first general election endorsement…
Dennis Hof for Assembly District 36.
And I know some of you are going to hate me for this, but a
man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do…
Gardner, Silberkraus and tax-hiking RINO Derek Armstrong may have eked
out primary victories last night, but they ain’t out of the woods yet.
All three are in Democrat-majority districts.
All three face serious, organized, well-funded
general election opponents.
And I won’t lift a finger to help any of them.
Indeed, I might very well end up supporting the Democrat
candidates, because I simply cannot bring myself to support such lying sacks of tax-hiking…
I mean, if a man’s word is no good, the man is no good.And those three are rotten to the core.
So in the final analysis, it’s quite possible that four more
of the tax-hiking RINOs will lose their seats in November.
Which will leave only tax-hiking RINO Speaker John Hambrick, tax-hiking RINO Majority
Leader Paul Anderson and tax-hiking RINO
Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury out
of the13 turncoat Assembly Republicans still in the Legislature.
A reckoning richly deserved.
So let it be written, so let it be done.
OTHER ASSEMBLY RACES
In Assembly District 26 in Washoe County,
conservative Tax Pledge-signer Lisa Krasner
– who only lost to RINO “Kirner Tax” Kirner in 2014 by 11 votes – defeated Sandoval’s
endorsed candidate. And since no
Democrat or third-party candidate filed in that race, she automatically wins
In Assembly District 35, conservative Tax
Pledge-signer Assemblyman Brent Jones
held on and defeated Sandoval’s endorsed candidate in a brutal, five-way primary.
And in Assembly District 4, conservative Tax
Pledge-signer Richard McArthur beat
Sandoval’s endorsed candidate.
Frankly, under the circumstances, I’m hoping Sandoval comes
out and endorses Hillary Clinton for
OTHER RACES OF
In the GOP primary for U.S. Senate,
Congressman/Doctor/Brigadier General Joe
Heck absolutely crushed, 65-22%, gadfly challenger Sharron Angle, who, in the campaign, disgustingly misdirected people looking for Heck’s
campaign website to a porn site.
He beat her in EVERY county.
Now on to the general with the only real hope Republicans
have of winning a Democrat seat – and Harry
Reid’s seat at that!
And let’s just pray this is the last time we ever see Angle’s
name on a Nevada ballot.
In a state Senate race up in Reno, former Sandoval
chief-of-staff Heidi Gansert, a
mushy moderate from Jump Street, won a somewhat less-than-impressive race
against businessman Eugene Hoover,
which could mean she’s vulnerable to a tough Democrat challenge in the fall.
Hoover, the conservative challenger, tried to make everyone
happy by voicing opposition to tax hikes but refusing to sign the Taxpayer
Protection Pledge – a litmus test for me and a lot of other conservatives who
are sick and tired of candidates who talk out of both sides of their mouths.
For many of us, if you don’t take the Pledge, take a walk.
Hoover still has a promising future in politics if he wants
it.Let’s hope this experience teaches
him that the only things in the middle of the road are “yellow stripes and dead
armadillos.”Take a stand for what you
believe and put your John Hancock where your rhetoric is.
* * * *
In Douglas County, two conservative challenger candidates running for county commission - Dave Nelson and Larry Walsh - reached out to me via campaign supporter Tom Starrett a
few weeks ago and asked if they could sign the Taxpayer Protection
Pledge even though they weren't running for Congress or the Legislature.
I said ABSOLUTELY...and happily added their names to our online list of Pledge signers.
and Walsh were challenging two incumbent county commissioners who were
wobbly on possible local tax hikes. And not only did Nelson and Walsh
sign the Tax Pledge, they RAN ON IT.
When the smoke cleared last night, both won handily!
56-44% and Walsh 58-42%. Plus, I'm told, this has shifted the
commission make-up from 4-1 tax chumps to 3-2 tax champs. Way to go,
In the District Court, Department 20 race in Clark County,
Judge Eric Johnson – who a few weeks
ago ruled against the ACLU in a lawsuit trying to kill Nevada’s new school
voucher program – won the primary but didn’t get over the 50% needed to avoid a
run-off in November.
Still, better to go into the general as the primary winner
than not!Citizen Outreach PAC will
continue to support Judge Johnson.
Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
Publisher / Irritator-in-Chief
P.S.OK, there was
one race outside of Nevada of interest.
In a special election in Virginia, Congressman J. Randy Forbes – who’s been in elected
office for 26 years! – lost, 53-41%, in a GOP primary to a 36-year-old former
Watch out, Paul Ryan.We’re comin’ for you next!
NEVADA NEWS & VIEWS
As I noted here yesterday, it seemed odd that the local
firefighters union would come out in opposition to allowing more local private hospitals
to open more trauma centers.I mean, what's it to them, right?
I surmised that
there must be some self-serving reason for the union bosses, including Lyin’ Ryan Beaman, to oppose an idea
that might save lives. And, as it turns out, there is.
You see, two of the hospitals wishing to open new trauma
centers are owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), which has been the
target of protests, pickets and harassment in recent months over what the unions,
including the firefighters union, claim to be “stall tactics” on health
Of course, no mention of this vested interest in the issue
was included in their op-ed opposing trauma center expansion that was published on Tuesday by the Las Vegas Sun.
These sneaky, self-serving
union bosses are as despicable as a tax-hiking RINO.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“In wartime, certain liberties have been suspended in order
to protect the country.This may be one
of those times.Or should we wait until
our enemies obtain a weapon of mass destruction?Congress should declare war on all terrorist
groups.” – Columnist Cal Thomas