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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:16 AM

Nevada Republicans dump state party leader

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Beneath the clamour of the end of the legislative session, Nevada Republicans unanimously elect a new state party head to try to stem the bleeding away of voters.

It happened when Assembly Republicans dumped Jim Wheeler as their leader and unanimously selected Robin Titus to replace him. The reason it went under the radar was that it happened during the final 24 hours of the session, when lawmakers were scrambling to resolve such major issues as school funding.

But make no mistake, this was a change worth noting. It signaled that the state GOP could be headed in a different — and healthier — direction in trying to appeal to Nevada voters.


What Nevadans made clear during those years was that the Republican Party’s divisive stances on issues like immigration, reproductive rights and immigration don’t play here anymore. Voters demanded responsible, bipartisan-minded leadership, not party ideologues like Wheeler.


The ousted leader, Wheeler, represents much of what voters found so repellant in the party, especially those in Clark County. The Minden resident checked off the boxes up and down the list in supporting GOP dogma — pro-NRA, anti-abortion, immigration hardliner, etc. Not only that, but he proposed casting Clark County out of Nevada by making it its own state or district, and once told a California legislator he’d exchange Las Vegas for Lake Tahoe. He perhaps was best known for telling a group that he’d vote to legalize slavery if that’s what his constituents wanted him to do.


read more at https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/jun/23/nevadans-have-made-clear-their-preference-for-mode/

Kind of a Republican point of view for The Sun, but take it for what it's worth. We do have a blue female majority State Legislature here that passed a flurry of progressive legislation before they adjourned (bi-annual legislature). The new Dem governor kind of looks like he's trying to position himself as the voice of moderation, but we'll see how that goes.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:29 AM

1. Repubs have not been worried about what the majority of voters want for years...

They've really been a minority party since the 90's if not earlier.

We Dems are a minority, too, but we tend to try to attract voters in the middle instead of just do the "base" politics like our opponents.

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:49 AM

2. So the Rethugs

finally rode the Militia-Tea Party-Rascist-Old White Ranchers Horse into the ground.

Minden Nevada,now there is a real friendly spot in the high desert. NOT! You ain't one of us,so get out of here. Talk about a backassward place.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:15 PM

3. Very true...Nevada has it's own special breed of whack-job but they mostly ignore astro-turfing

Think Coast to Coast AM. Republicans are newbies at conspiracy theories. Nevadans wrote the manual for that kind of crazy. The description of Harry Callaghan also somehow sort of applies..."Harry's not a racist...he hates everybody." They're racist AND hate everybody.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:24 PM

4. Been in the Area

for almost twenty years. When you leave Vegas,you leave sanity so to speak. And yes the Joe Smith Heritage rules many of the Out-state Towns and Counties with special brand of hate-filled racist policies and especially their special brand of intimidation.

Smile while stabbing you in the back.

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