I've lived in Las Vegas and worked in the casinos since 1989 — and I've learned that most of the billionaire casino owners, the labor union leaders and the politicians are all in bed together — and they are as corrupt as any Mafioso crime family from Sicily. This is exactly what Bernie Sanders's campaign was all about, and these corrupt politicos and billionaires were all out to take him down yesterday.
Working with union leaders and casino bosses, Senator Harry Reid helped rig the Nevada caucus to favor Hillary Clinton.
Jon Ralston / USA Today (February 20, 2016):
I’d like to congratulate the winner of the Nevada Democratic caucus: Harry Reid. The story of the Nevada caucus is that a lame-duck senator and a self-neutered union conspired to revive the Clinton campaign in a remarkable bit of backroom maneuvering that helped Madame Secretary crush Sanders in Clark County, the key to winning almost any statewide election. [Because the city of Las Vegas with all the big casinos are in Clark County.] The senator decided he would single-handedly save the state for Clinton. A gamble? Yes. But like going all-in with a straight flush. And it paid off.
I've followed Jon Ralston for years. He probably knows as much as anybody today about the inside jobs in Las Vegas. And when I used to work in the casinos, there were plenty of old-timers who longed for the days of the mob, before the big corporations came in and took over. Of course, the politicians were just as corrupt back then too. They don't call it "Sin City" just because of the gambling or illegal prostitution — you have to go to another country to visit a legal brothel. One even supports Hillary Clinton: "Hookers 4 Hillary".
Take this poll: "If the Democratic political machine pulls any more dirty tricks to favor Hillary Clinton during the primary, what will you do if she becomes the Democratic nominee if you are currently a supporter of Bernie Sanders? Will you vote for Hillary instead? Or vote for any Republican? Or not vote at all?"
Harry Reid pals around with the big casino bosses in Nevada — including attending prize fights with MGM owner Kirk Kerkorian (pictured below). Why does someone pal around with people they're suppose to tax and regulate — and prosecute when they break the law? They don't. They're too big to jail.
There are hundreds of articles like the ones below...Google them.
- The Guardian: How China's Macau crackdown threatens big US casino moguls. Exclusive: Investigation reveals how gambling giants made billions against backdrop of triads, vice and corruption in ‘Vegas of the east’
- Huffington Post: Las Vegas Sands Under Investigation For Corruption, Admits Violations 'Likely' (Sheldon Adelson gave millions to get Mitt Romney elected.)
Winning Culinary Local 226 union votes on Las Vegas Blvd (The Strip) was crucial to Hillary winning Las Vegas, which was crucial to winning Nevada. Harry Reid knows this. And some casino owners allowed Hillary in the back of the house in the employee cafeteria and work stations to solicit votes from employees, and I'm guessing, most notably female Latino housekeepers — because they make up the largest number of employees in the largest departments in all the hotel/casinos. And Harry Reid knows this. The union knows this. The casino owners know this. Everybody in Las Vegas knows this.
Senator Bernie Sanders just got stabbed in the back by Senator Harry Reid. Now everybody knows that too.
Latino Culinary Union Local 226 workers (mostly female) cheering for Hillary. Out of uniform, we can only guess what department they work in. Maybe Hillary and Harry know.