You know, this really shouldn’t be that difficult to understand. The “tea” in the “tea party” movement stands for “Taxed Enough Already.” As such, candidates who have voted to raise taxes are NOT who real tea party activists support.
And yet faux tea party activist Cathie Lynn Profant-Gisi-Johnson-Martinez-Boudreau is bending over backwards trying to elect Mark Hutchinson to the lieutenant governor post despite his support for the $620 million “sunset” tax extension and co-sponsorship of Sen. Moderate Mike Roberson’s new $600 million mining tax.
That’s over a BILLION dollars worth of higher taxes, and yet this self-professed “tea party” woman has gone all in for the tax hiker. So much for honesty, consistency and integrity.
And Profant-Gisi-Johnson-Martinez-Boudreau has a tea party fraud soulmate in Reno.
Over the weekend, Roger Stockton – last seen trying to block the Nevada Republican Party from endorsing candidates in primaries – scrawled a letter-to-the-editor in the Reno Gazette-Journal in which he hypocritically endorsed a candidate in a GOP primary race in Washoe County.
But he didn’t endorse either of the two candidates in the race who signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge promising to, you know, oppose and vote against any and all efforts to, you know, raise taxes.
No, he endorsed incumbent Assemblyman Randy “Kirner Tax” Kirner, father of the Kirner Tax who has voted not once, but twice to extend the $620 million worth of “temporary” tax hikes from 2009 that were supposed to expire in 2011.
Stockton is every bit the establishment tool that Profant-Gisi-Johnson-Martinez-Boudreau is. And he can’t even see the absurdity of his own arguments.
In his LTE, Stockton writes that “It is not good enough for a candidate to say they support conservative principles” and that “Candidates will say anything to get elected, and who knows what they will really do?”
Good grief. This clown is describing HIS OWN CANDIDATE!
Kirner is saying he supports conservative principles but scored a lousy 50% conservative rating on both of Citizen Outreach’s 2011 and 2013 scorecards. That means Kirner only votes for conservative principles half the time!
In other words, Kirner votes one way but “says anything” to get elected. And we know what he’ll do once in office: Vote like a Democrat half the time. Yet Stockton claims “We cannot afford to lose Kirner’s leadership…”
Frauds and clowns. Welcome to establishment GOP politics, folks.