On Sunday morning, I faxed over the paperwork required to the Nevada Secretary of State to officially file a “Recall Edwards PAC” directed at Assemblyman Chris “Let’s Make a Deal” Edwards. Edwards is currently (mis)representing District 19, which largely encompasses the area of Mesquite, Nevada.
Edwards moved into the district just over a year ago for the sole purpose of running for an office in a district he thought he could win. It wasn’t so much that he wanted to be a state assemblyman; he just wanted to be elected. To anything.
This guy is the very definition of an opportunistic carpet-bagger.
In his campaign, Edwards refused to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge promising the voters of District 19 that he would “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.” Yet he ran as a fiscal conservative.
“During each of the legislative sessions throughout the Great Recession, the Nevada Legislature has looked for ways to increase taxes,” Edwards said in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “This is the wrong approach.”
Despite the fact that Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed in his State of the State speech to make permanent that $640 million “temporary” tax hike from 2009 that voters were promised would expire in 2011, as well as proposing a new $440 million gross receipts tax similar to the one that over 80 PERCENT of District 19 voters rejected at the ballot just two months ago…
Edwards refuses to come out publicly and oppose the governor’s proposal.
Before spending so much as one day in the Legislature, Edwards has already shown himself to be a fork-tongued, deal-making, double-talking, go-along-to-get-along, wishy-washy, stand-for-nothing-fall-for-anything Gumby Republican.
In fact, here’s a picture of me and Chris taken two years ago when he was foolishly running for a congressional seat he never had a chance to win…
If you woke up tomorrow morning and noticed a couple termites running around, would you wait until they did their damage and completely destroyed your home, or would you call an exterminator immediately?