For perhaps the first time this election season, I find myself in total agreement with the GOP establishment. According to former Nevada GOP Executive Director Chuck Mith, Scott Ashjian ” .. is a huckster, he’s a slimeball”
Scott Ashjian lists himself as the real Tea Party candidate in Nevada. Sharron Angle was endorsed by the Tea Party express while Ashjian is endorsed by the Nevada Tea Party that he created. He doesn’t do speeches or spend much on advertising, he can’t. He’s only collected about $5,000 according to the Wall Street Journal.
That article paints a narcissistic, playboy image more akin to someone like John Kerry than any Tea Parties I know:
He wears a platinum Rolex and slicks his hair back, Mad Men-style. He got his start in car washes, went into asphalt and now has a company that floods the Internet with flattering information about people worried they look bad in Google searches. He keeps a Playboy-themed pinball machine in his office, drives a $160,000 black Mercedes with a night-vision system, and carries a pistol under his suit jacket.
The article then questions what might have pulled Scott into running:
Mr. Ashjian won’t say who suggested that he run for the Senate, except that it wasn’t a Democrat. When he formed the Tea Party of Nevada in January, he made his podiatrist its chairman and Mr. Levinson its secretary.
That’s weird, no real motivation for running and just chose his foot doctor and a lawyer as his Tea Party administration. Sounds more like an Obama lawn party than any grass roots effort I can think of.
Perhaps there is a real motivation. Just a a few weeks ago, Angle was polling dead even with Harry Reid, with Scott Ashjian’s snake-in-the-grass move, she’s dropped 4 points to Reid, and Ashjian has pulled 5%.
Scott makes his motives very plain. And at the so does the WSJ article near the end
“He is, he admits, counting on angry Nevadans to check the box next to the man identified as the Tea Party candidate.”
That’s the whole sham, get his name on the ballot with “Tea Party” next to it while Angle has “Republican” next to hers. Anyone not well-informed will vote against the Republican candidate just to stick it to them. This will effectively split the vote and hand the election to dingy Harry.
Has this always been the plan? You betcha!
- Tea Party says fake Tea Party candidates being added to Michigan ballot to hurt Republicans in election
- Confirmed: Democrats Planting Fake Tea Party Candidates On Ballot To Ensure Own Victory
And of Course, Nevada
This is most-likely not all of them or even close. In Michigan alone they tried to create 20+ fake candidates. This is the back-room, illegal and unethical trickery they used to win elections in the past and put craptastic legislation like Obamacare into law. Imagine what they’ll do if they are left with a majority in either house.