Now that I’ve had some time to let my ragehol work through my system about the “cowardly” death of the comprehensive sex education bill (AB230), I’m starting to get some perspective on the situation. Don’t get your hopes up Sen. Justin Jones, you’re still on my shit-list (I’m one of your constituents, after all). No, the perspective that is forming for me is the crystal clear realization that Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis is not only ineffectual, but a complete disaster as the party leadership in the State Senate. (I mean, let’s be real. Jones’ had promised his vote on AB230 and then got used as a pawn in some bullshit political gamesmanship. As mad as I am, I can see that.)
It’s time for a leadership over-haul. I nominate Sen. Pat Spearman to take over as the new party leader in the Senate!
I mean, look at what Denis did. He sold out the Democrats, the progressives who have been canvassing/phonebanking/lobbying for the Democratic agenda, and he sold out Nevada’s youth. For what? For some “political strategy” for the next elections. (PS: You might want to check your “math” on that one. How you gonna win without the women, Mo?)
He sold out every Democratic Legislator — like Assemblywoman Lucy Flores who faced personal danger for her testimony and work for AB230 — who sponsored and fought for this bill. He sold out every person who took time to testify about being raped, getting beaten, being abused and neglected. He sold out every canvasser. He sold out every volunteer who made calls for the Democrats who were supposed to have our backs.
It’s bullshit. I’m done. Bring on the New Day! It’s time for new leadership! It’s time for Sen. Spearman!