(Chuck Muth) – Today’s the one-year anniversary of launching Muth’s Truths PLUS (where did the time go?). So I’m sending this complimentary edition of MTP to everyone on my regular Muth’s Truths newsletter list today.
Consider it an early Thanksgiving Day gift. Thank you all!
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* Democrats in Carson City blocked every effort by Gov. Joe Lombardo to expand the state’s privately-funded Opportunity Scholarship program, which helps low-income, mostly minority families go to private schools.
* And there’s only one reason they screwed over these kids: the teachers’ unions, which own legislative Democrats lock, stock and barrel.
* Which is also why Assembly Speaker Steve Yeager and Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannibizzaro have inserted themselves into the ongoing labor dispute between the Clark County School District (CCSD) and the Clark County Education Association (CCEA).
* This week, in an obvious publicity stunt, the pair called for the firing of CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara.
* I’m no fan of Mr. Jara’s. But this interference in the labor brouhaha is clearly NOT because of the district’s failure to produce a decent education in our government-owned/union-run public schools.
* This is all about carrying water for the union.
* As the Las Vegas Sun reported on Wednesday, the CCEA donated $200,000 to Yeager’s PAC during the 2022 election cycle, accounting for almost half of the total donations the PAC received.
* In addition, the union gave Cannibizzaro’s PAC $100,000 of the $215,000 she hauled in for the same cycle.
* So yes, the Democrats’ favor factory in Carson City is a wholly owned subsidiary of the teachers’ union. None of them give a damn about the kids.
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* Drew Johnson, longshot Republican candidate for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, has been lashing out uncontrollably at his GOP primary opponent, Assemblywoman Heidi Kasama.
* First, he falsely accused her of being a Hamas supporter because the national realtors’ association she’s a member of donated money – that she had no control over – to some congressional Democrats in years past.
* Now he’s labeling her as the “Worst Republican Ever” due to her vote for a budget bill in the last session which appropriated money for a long list of charitable organizations, including the United Way, the Boys & Girls Club, the Three Square Food Bank, Catholic Charities, Goodwill, the Special Olympics, and the Cupcake Girls.
* Don’t get me wrong. I opposed the bill.
* But to call Kasama – who has the best chance to flip a blue congressional seat red next year in Nevada – the “Worst Republican Ever” because of her vote on the bill is ridiculous, especially considering ten of her Assembly Republican colleagues also voted for the same bill.
* The title for “Worst Republican Ever” rightfully belongs to former RINO Gov. Brian Sandoval, who shoved the largest tax hike in state history down our throats in 2015.
* The backlash against Johnson’s attack has been pretty strong. Bill Post wrote…
“Mr. Johnson. This is the kind of misleading information that is the very definition of fake news. A budget bill carries a ton of good and bad stuff. A legislator has to weigh if the good outweighs the bad when voting. She voted on the WHOLE budget not that one part. Be honest.”
* Added Clayton Mitchell…
“I’ve got no dog in this fight, but you really should fire whichever of your consultants is advising you to go negative like this. It’s cheap, intellectually lazy, and not constructive… a huge turn off. Please… do better.”
* I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a thousand times this election cycle: The most important issue for Republicans in 2024 will be…getting elected!
* Kasama has been elected twice in a “swing” district and is a proven fundraiser. She’s also been endorsed by Gov. Lombardo. She’s a realtor, a CPA, and a small business owner. She’s married with five daughters and multiple grandchildren.
Johnson is a think-tank policy guy who moved here just a couple years ago. He’s married with no children and lost a local county commission seat last year to probably the most corrupt, unethical Democrat elected official in the state.
* I’m not saying he’s a bad guy. But he’s also not the guy with the best chance to flip this CD3 seat red. Kasama is. And Drew’s schoolyard attacks in this primary will do nothing but help incumbent Democrat Rep. Susie Lee get re-elected again.
* Republicans never blow an opportunity to blow an opportunity.
* Speaking of which…
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* Sigal Chattah, Nevada’s Republican National Committeewoman, labeled Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley a “birdbrain” on Twitter this morning for filing to run in Nevada’s upcoming presidential preference primary instead of the Nevada GOP “chaos caucus.”
* Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
* So one of the state’s top three GOP officials is publicly crapping on a former GOP governor and former UN ambassador – just two days after writing that she was “in awe” of Democrat Attorney General Aaron Ford.
* Whose side is she on?
* I sure hope someone steps up to run against her next spring. Because if she’s still in office next November, Republicans are gonna again lose races they otherwise could have and should have won.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
This from the Babylon Bee satire site is too good – meaning it’s sadly too spot-on – not to reprint in its entirety…
Republican Party Checks into Rehab for Addiction to Losing
(Babylon Bee) – The Republican Party checked itself into a rehab facility this morning, having hit rock-bottom in the throes of its addiction to losing.
“Once we got that first taste of losing, we just couldn’t stop,” said Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican Party. “Next thing you know, you have to lose even bigger just to match the thrill of that first crushing defeat. It’s a vicious cycle.”
Over the last several years, friends have watched the Republican Party steadily descend into addiction, with one loss inevitably leading to dozens more.
“The Republican Party kept saying it didn’t have a problem, that it could quit losing any time it wanted to,” said long-time acquaintance Dan Gould. “They even got clean for a few months here and there, like back in 2022 with that Virginia governor. But — they could never stay away for long.”
After experiencing that first euphoric high of losing the U.S. House of Representatives, the Republican Party found the urge to lose just could not be satiated.
After losing the Presidency, the Republicans tried to satisfy the losing compulsion by losing the U.S. Senate, governor seats in multiple states, the U.S. Senate again, legislative chambers in five states, Supreme Courts in swing states, and more.
“We just can’t get enough losing,” said Ms. McDaniel, looking at the November 2023 results. “I can’t stop jonesing for one more epic beating.”
At publishing time, the Republican Party had left rehab, swearing it was clean.
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Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, publisher of Nevada News & Views, and founder of CampaignDoctor.com. You can sign up for his conservative, Nevada-focused e-newsletter at MuthsTruths.com. His views are his own.