HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
While Americans celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July, the actual day in 1776 when our independence was declared was on July 2nd, as explained by Wikipedia…
“During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain in 1776 actually occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain rule.
“After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it two days later on July 4.”
So Happy Independence Day!
WHO’S AFRAID OF THE RALSTON WOLF?
Minutes after learning that Dennis Hof had won his District 36 GOP primary race against Assemblyman James Oscarson, Jon Ralston – editor of the Nevada Independent news blog – posted the following “snark” on Twitter…
“Those Heller-Laxalt-Roberson-Duncan-Hof rallies are gonna be lit.”
And that Ralston tweet apparently scared the crappola out of Dean Heller, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt, Republican (in name only) lieutenant governor candidate “Tax Hike Mike” Roberson, and Republican attorney general candidate Wes Duncan.
Because the very next day, all four threw Dennis under the bus and announced they would not support him in the general election.
Ain’t that something? The “Frightened Four” were so afraid that a liberal blogger would tweet something bad about them that they refused to support the Republican candidate nominated by the Republican voters of District 36.
Not exactly profiles in courage.
FOR WHOM THE JILL TOLLES
In a column this weekend by John L. Smith about how Dennis “easily defeated” Oscarson in their June 12 GOP primary for Assembly District 36, Republican Assemblywoman Jill Tolles of Washoe County is quoted as saying…
“I will not caucus with Dennis Hof under any circumstances, but I do plan to work with all the other Republican Assembly members to focus on the policy work before us in the next session and to serve our constituents for the good of Nevada.”
What’s interesting about this is that Ms. Tolles has never even met Dennis and has never talked to him.
In fact, Dennis was scheduled to meet with the freshman assemblywoman during last year’s session of the Legislature in Carson City to discuss her work on battling sex trafficking. But when he showed up at the appointed time, Ms. Tolles’ secretary falsely claimed his meeting wasn’t on the schedule while Ms. Tolles hid in her office behind her closed door.
That says a lot more about Jill Tolles than it does about Dennis Hof.
It should also be noted that Ms. Tolles is from the liberal wing of the Republican Party.
According to a study by Megan Messerly and Jackie Valley of the Nevada Independent, Ms. Tolles was #1 among Assembly Republicans in 2017 who “broke with their party and voted with Democrats” – doing so a jaw-dropping 70 times!
By comparison, conservative Republican Assemblyman Jim Marchant only voted with the Democrats three times.
Smith added that Dennis “appears a better reflection of the GOP’s current style” while the Assembly GOP caucus will continue to “struggle for relevancy in the minority in Carson City.”
With Ms. Tolles’ liberal voting record and the caucus’ record of legislative failure, why would Dennis want to “caucus” with them anyway? Long live the Lone Wolf Caucus!
HOF & SEBELIUS GO ONE-ON-ONE
Longtime Las Vegas political commentator and newsman Steve Sebelius sat down for an in-depth, half-hour interview with Dennis last week and discussed a wide array of issues on his Politics Now program.
Click here to watch. It’s GREAT!
QUOTES TO NOTE
“No matter what anyone else thinks or believes, the majority of voters (in the Assembly District 36 GOP primary, won by Dennis Hof(Team) voiced their choice in the election just like they did for Donald J. Trump. This election was not about anything but our issues and who we can elect to solve them. Period end of story!!!” – Lois Choate
“Even before brothel owner Dennis Hof won the Republican nomination for Nevada Assembly, which is assumed to be tantamount to election, there was talk of his being excluded from the Assembly GOP caucus. . . . Given the deep trouble Republicans find themselves in today, perhaps they should start worrying that Hof will shun the caucus.” – Columnist Dennis Myers, Pahrump Valley Times, 6/27/18