As you know, I have a penchant toward politics. I always have.
One of the people I hold most responsible for my interest in politics, is Harry Reid. I grew up in Southern Nevada, despising him. Who knew he would make a lifelong career out of it?
I have a ton of stuff I am trying to get done tonight, but I wanted to post about the “Tea Party Candidate” that is running for the U.S. Senate against Harry Reid and a field of Republicans, including Danny Tarkanian.
When I first heard that a “Tea Party” candidate had entered the election, I raised an eyebrow. Why? Because the Tea Party movement is not about political parties, it’s about getting back to basics and doing what’s right for this country. At the time I thought it was odd, and after reading the response from twenty different Tea Party groups in Nevada, I was right to feel that way.
We, the grassroots/tea party leaders of Nevada, speaking for the conservative activists in our communities, are united in issuing the following statement.
- We are united in denouncing the TPN (Tea Party of Nevada).
- The TPN is not a conservative party who speaks for grassroots and tea party activists in Nevada.
- The TPN is not now, has never been, and will never be affiliated with grassroots efforts in Nevada.
- The term “Tea Party Candidate” will no longer be used to indicate grassroots support for a candidate or candidates.
- The TPN will not be invited to or allowed to represent themselves at conservative grassroots events and functions across Nevada.
- We are united in our desire for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability from legislators and in legislation from Carson City, NV and Washington, D.C.
- We are united in opposition of progressive leanings towards unfunded mandates as a solution to appeasing special interest and delivering ‘social justice’.
- We are united in the belief that our government should be inspiring pride and accountability, and personal strength and opportunity, not a path for us to follow to have our needs met as the government sees fit.
We, the tea party activists and grassroots organizers in Nevada, are united.
Signed on March 10, 2010
So there you have it. Scott Ashjian, the Nevada State Tea Party Candidate is NOT affiliated with any Tea Party Movement within the state of Nevada. So why use the “Tea Party” name?
Who is funding the TPN? Who is behind Scott Ashjian’s candidacy? Since any “Tea Party” candidate would pull votes from the Republican running in the race, it is only logical to presume that Harry Reid or someone he is associated with inside the Democratic Party, put Scott Ashjian up to running. It will be interesting to find out who’s pulling those puppet strings.
It’s time to uncover that connection. Then Harry Reid can be sent home to Searchlight to spend his remaining days at the Nugget Casino sipping coffee while he watches the news. The news that the American government and economy will indeed recover from the abuse he inflicted while serving as Senate Majority Leader.