Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Speaking of the RINO List, I'm hearing that Rivers and Wilson... who both screwed us with their budget vote... are the featured speakers at the quarterly PCO meeting.

This Saturday, there's a Quarterly PCO meeting.

There's a lot going on as I understand it, not the least of which is a rare appearance by the two local Senators feelin' the heat over their recent budget betrayal, Sen. Ann "Gas Tax" Rivers (D-Strategies 360)  and her new sidekick, Sen. Lynda "WEA" Wilson (D-Tracy).

This, of course, goes directly to the matter of party inaction when those falsely claiming the banner of Republicanism betray those who supported their election in the first place.

Sightings of these two at PCO meetings are rarer than Rivers massive... and expensive... waste of time known as the Sasquatch Bill.

Rivers' lengthening list of betrayals has, apparently, finally, caused her to take notice that the natives are restless.

Between her hiring as some sort of campaign consultant for the democrat campaign company, Strategies 360, while she was negotiating THE STATE BUDGET WITH THE DEMOCRATS by the serial philanderer that runs that company, combined with her lies about the gas tax and tab fees and her even more recent betrayal of giving the WEA $5.5 billion MORE in our tax dollars... the impacts of which on our property taxes were described yesterday on Facebook by County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick thusly:
Tom, I think you are going to be in for a whole another level of stunned next year. We are working on the details and will release in August the increases just due to the new State budget combined with the local levy's for 2018. I can't do anything about it but warn the taxpayers. I can say for the typical home in Clark County they will see a 50% increase in their State School Taxes on next years tax bills.
These two, Wilson and Rivers, voted for this nightmare. 

Like most every other RINO and democrat.

The problem Rivers has, besides her obvious democrat leaning (The ONLY reason she just doesn't switch parties... and when the GOP loses control over the Senate this November as they will with the loss of the 45th District special election... don't be surprised if her employers require her to ditch the GOP as a condition of continued "employment".) is two-fold.

First, she lies.

Second, her voting record is a stain on anything related to the tenets of the GOP.  In fact, it's much more a product of a 49th District democrat than it is an 18th District Republican, and the irony is that Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-49) was a NO on the budget, voting more Republican than my own Republican Senator!

The result of these two issues?

Rivers will refuse to take responsibility for anything... her falsehoods, her betrayal of trust.... her betrayal of the voters, the massive tax and fee increases (remember, the $700 million betrayal as a result of Rivers' gas tax/tab fee betrayal was the result of a "business decision" when she lied to get elected to the Senate in the first place) that we're going to have to suffer through... all her doing.

She'll excuse.  She'll prevaricate.  She'll get you to think she had no choice.

Well, that's why they call it "voting."  She ALWAYS has a choice... but the obvious conflict of her employment with a democrat campaign firm while she was "negotiating" with the democrats in the Legislature... which sources tell me the Senate knew nothing about until I took steps to make SURE they knew... lays it out for anyone to see that her true motivation for her sellout wasn't what was right... or best for us... or even "Republican."

And, she lies.

I asked her in the January, 2016 town hall meeting how it was that we could believe her.  I mean, when did we know she was telling the truth?  Was there, like, a sign that went across her forehead to give us a clue?

No matter what she might say NOW.... this is what she said THEN.

And that was certainly nothing to be proud of.  Nor was it anything to claim to be Republican of, so to speak.

So, Gentle Reader, I put the question to you:

Why are the Bobbsey Twins suddenly now showing up to a meeting they should never... ever.... miss in any event? I mean, if they gave a damn about what the people they're allegedly representing think, they'd be at EVERY PCO quarterly meeting.

Wouldn't they?

And how often do they show up?

So, why now?

They're feeling the heat and believe... falsely... they can engage in some good ol' fashioned damage control?

Since their actions are inexcusable.... good luck with that.

Or, in the alternative, they're going to attempt to squash the movement to oust the Party Chair.  In this instance, that's likely to cause more harm for him than good if that's what they're setting out to do.

What happened to them?  How did they morph into what they are now, from what they used to be?  Who got to them?

For Rivers, it was like someone flipped a switch.  Almost overnight, she turned her back on everything I had seen that wrongly caused me to respect and admire her.

Something happened.  It wasn't even subtle.  But the populist woman of the people who could have been so much and done so much for us all has changed into just another caricature of a politician... a conniving, what's-in-it-for-me stereotype, now literally owned by a democrat campaign company.... who, among other things, has worked diligently to get democrats into office.

Wilson has also become something to be ashamed of.  If Rivers were to stop suddenly, I'm reasonably sure that Wilson's head might disappear.

Since she was, sadly, elevated to the Senate, I've got to wonder: has Wilson EVER voted against Rivers?  On ANYTHING?  She sure disappeared in the county chair election, while Tracy spent bank getting my clueless-idiot brother-in-law elected (with 39% of the vote) to the job.

Is she anything but Tracy Wilson's puppet?

Didn't think so.

Regardless, action is required here.  Not motion.... action.  Every day the Party fails to act against those who pee on its legs while claiming its rain merely serves to embolden the Rivers and the Wilson types when they insist on throwing us under the bus of the special interests that own them like the 13th Amendment was actually the 13th Suggestion.

No speech will fix that.  No turning a blind eye will make it go away.  The Party needs to act.  Or, in the alternative, they need to question the reasons for their own existence, if this is the kind of candidate... the kind of person... they are choosing to support politically.

Failing to act against those who utilize Republican tenets as their own personal roll of toilet paper makes the Party complicit in their acts.

And while those of the RINO ilk will no doubt applaud their actions... the people of this county, given the outcomes of their respective betrayals in this past session alone, in addition to the the other betrayals over the past two years... will likely have a differing view... Particularly given the outcomes that represent the massive assault on our wallets that these two have helped to arrange... not to mention their major push to resurrect the hated CRC/Loot Rail scam... an inexplicable flip from the days when these two actually did represent the people of their districts... instead of the special interests they now answer to.

As this meeting comes up, there's a lot to think about.

Rivers' and Wilson's efforts to tap dance out of their poison political situation likely ain't part of that.

Cross-posted at Clark County Politics.

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