15 November, 2021

I Can’t See Socialism Paying off in Casino-Happy Nevada

Civil War Among Nevada Democrats Could Pay Off Big For GOP – PJ Media

For the last year, Nevada Democrats have been warring with each other over the past and future of their party.

Senator Harry Reid, the state’s most successful politician, built a Democratic machine in the late 1990s and early 21st century that dominated local and national races up and down the ballot. But the machine suffered some setbacks in 2018 and 2020, leaving an opening for radicals to take control.

The Democratic Socialists of America took over the party, and the Harry Reid faction didn’t much like it. They’ve been at war ever since.

Nevada is one of the rare states where party doesn’t really matter all that much.

The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) matters. They are the most powerful lobby in Nevada. What they say, goes.

If the NGC likes a candidate, that candidate wins. If they don’t, that candidate loses.

There is no way the NGC is ever going to support a socialist group or a socialist candidate. They want candidates who will bring dollars and tourists to the state. Harry Reid understood that, and as Minority and Majority Leader, he had the power to do something about it.

So, the NGC mostly left Harry Reid alone. He had his marching orders, and as long as he followed them, everything was fine.

The NGC will get behind whatever candidate, regardless of party, who they believe will do as told. And that candidate will not be a socialist.

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