(Chuck Muth) – The members of the Clark County Republican Central Committee (CCRCC) are scheduled to convene this evening in Las Vegas to elect a new chairman (and other officers) to replace the terminally incompetent incumbent dufus, David Sadsack.
Sadsack’s hand-picked replacement candidate is freshman State Sen. Carrie Buck, who squeaked by in her race last fall by just 329 votes out of more than 67,000 cast.
That’s relevant for an important reason.
Buck is decidedly not in a “safe” GOP district. There are currently almost 5,000 more Democrats than Republicans in Senate District 5, which could get even worse after new lines are drawn sometime in the fall after the Census numbers are officially released.
The job of the party chairman is to serve up “red meat” to the grassroots activists and throw sharp elbows at the Democrat opposition. That’s not exactly a recipe for re-election in what is now a “swing” district but could end up being an even stronger Democrat-majority district.
I’ve always believed it was unwise politically for Buck to pursue this party position and she should instead focus on holding her seat after redistricting while helping keep the Democrats from winning a super-majority in 2022.
But such advice fell on deaf ears. Buck believes she has the ability to heal the rift in the party between supporters of Sadsack and supporters of Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald.
Yeah, right. Joe Biden would have better odds on healing the rift between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
And that Sisyphean challenge will be made absolutely impossible if Sadsack’s shenanigans to keep Jesse Law – a longtime grassroots activist and McDonald ally – off the ballot tonight.
Last evening at 10:31 pm, Sadsack’s acting secretary, Ed Gonzalez, sent Law the following email…
“Thank you for the self nomination to run for Chair of the County Party. Unfortunately, due to a suspension of your membership by the Ethics and Credentials Committee and the referral of an ethics complaint to the Discipline and Elections Committee, you are not eligible to self nominate.”
Yeah, that’ll heal the wounds!
This is Stuck-on-Stupid squared.
Nothing says “healing” like your patron trying to fix an election at the last minute by keeping your main rival off the ballot for some nondescript “ethics complaint” – especially considering Sadsack’s OWN ethics problems, as detailed in this Las Vegas Review-Journal report from 2018…
“Metropolitan Police Department documents obtained by the Review-Journal show Sajdak was cited after police said he offered a woman $1,100 for sex on West Flamingo Road about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 9, 2006. The woman was an undercover Metro detective. Sajdak failed to appear for a court hearing the following month, prompting a judge to issue a bench warrant for his arrest.”
Talk about a bozo living in a glass house.
And it sure seems to me that some appointed star chamber committees can’t possibly have the power to keep a candidate off the ballot, especially without giving the accused an opportunity to defend himself. At the very least, such a decision should be made by the ENTIRE party membership.
This is exactly the kind of intra-party crap I warned Buck about months ago. No good can come of this for her politically. The CCRCC is a tar pit that Buck will be unable to free herself from if elected. The best thing that could possibly happen for her would be to lose the election tonight.
And that could be a real possibility if the decision to ban Law from the ballot holds up.
Because the only uniting this latest ham-handed Sadsack stunt will accomplish is uniting Law’s supporters with the supporters of the other main candidate in the race, Dave Crete…and maybe even some of the supporters of the fourth candidate in the race, Eddie Hamilton.
If Law is indeed banned as a candidate, don’t be shocked if Crete wins outright on the first ballot.
Which reminds me of two final things…
1.) Steve Esh emailed yesterday to advise that the CCRCC bylaws have been changed since the prehistoric era when I ran for county chairman. There won’t be multiple ballots if no one gets 50% plus one on the first ballot. If that happens, the top two vote-getters will go to a run-off election.
2.) Also yesterday, David Tilem sent me a copy of Mr. Crete’s bio. What I didn’t know until I read it is that he’s a former county party chairman from Maricopa County in Arizona. So he’s the only candidate in the race with actual experience serving as a party chairman.
I have no idea what’s going to happen tonight…other than it’ll be a clown show. And while I only rarely attend any of these party meetings any longer, I might just show up tonight with a big ol’ bag of popcorn.
I do love a circus!
* The Las Vegas Sun – Nevada’s version of Pravda – came out with an editorial today slamming GOP gubernatorial candidate Joe Lombardo for not supporting the left’s preposterous claims that there were no problems in the 2020 general election. Sounds like Team Sisolak and Nevada Dems are scared down to their skivvies over Lombardo’s candidacy.
* The Mask Cult is on the move again; pressuring the seven Democrats on the Clark County Commission to reimplement Gov. Steve Sisolak’s mandatory mask policy – for those who haven’t AND have gotten the COVID vaccine.
Which makes you wonder: If masks work, why do you need the vaccine? And if the vaccine works, why do you need the masks? It’s almost as if these decisions are based on politics, not science.
* Gas stations in the Las Vegas area are running out of gas. Not because there’s no gas to be had, but because oil companies can’t find enough truck drivers to deliver it. But I’m sure that has nothing to do with Resident Biden’s extension of enhanced unemployment benefits.
* Speaking of Biden, he’s throwing open the doors to the terrorist prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and letting everyone out. The first, Abdul Latif Nasser, was let go on Monday and sent to Morocco.
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Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, publisher of Nevada News & Views and blogs at MuthsTruths.com