Moving Forward, Ignoring the Hatred

by lewwaters
Madore, Glare Watermark

David Madore

Clark County has become a microcosm of the bitter political divide seen throughout America as fringe elements on both sides of the aisle duke it out for control and more power in their hands to rule over us.

But that isn’t what our country was founded to be. I was taught that we were to be a shining example of diverse views meeting in the middle to hammer out disagreements and agree on solutions that would best benefit all, not just one side or the other.

Although I initially opposed it, we saw an effort at undoing such control by passing a home rule charter that stripped one such demagogue, David Madore, of the dictatorial powers he was exercising over the County once he was elected to the County Commission.

Needless to say, that has not set well with either him or his merry little band of supporters, henchmen if you will as they seek to marginalize, silence or destroy any voices speaking up in opposition to Madore’s bullying efforts.

This blog and its author became a prime target of the group of Madore miscreants two years ago when it was revealed that his minions controlling the Clark County Republican Party were scheming to stack PCO slots to solidify their control. In one fell swoop, gone was Reagan’s notion of a “big tent party” as diverse views were shouted down and only those agreeable to the party hierarchy and Madore were heard.

Unfortunately, some I once considered a friend seemed to have joined in after being called upon by Madore. I assume he is being paid well for it, but that is neither here nor there.

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Shortly after Madore copied me this ‘nastygram,” I began noticing more and more that where Kelly and I had once not confronted each other when we disagreed, he began dogging me on facebook and here to confront me on many issues I wrote about. This was especially so when I expressed my no longer supporting Madore or that I supported Republicans he despises, such as Sen. Ann Rivers.

For reasons unknown, I won’t dwell on the rumors I’ve heard, he chose to shelve his blog, but comments left on this blog became more like his usual rambling blog posts, complete with the vitriol and acerbic language he is known for.

Growing tired of his confrontational and insulting antics here, it was let known that his comments would no longer be approved, much like he has done on his own blog over the years and that apparently didn’t set well with him as he launched an insulting post within a closed group on facebook, along with congratulatory comments left by other miscreants of the Madore Klan.

Today, he launches away with another, presumably taking exception to my assessment of the 18th Legislative District campaigns and support of Sen. Ann Rivers.

I’ve lost count now of how many times I have read from them that I am just a “bitter old man in my waning years” and “completely irrelevant,” yet the Madore Klan seems unable to move away, exerting efforts to either marginalize or silence me.

Ain’t gonna work, boys.

Clark County, we are at a cross roads in this election.

The time for choosing is now.

Do we continue with Madore’s divisive tactics as he works to solidify his power over the county from a minority position?

Do we allow his goon squad to run roughshod over others and intimidate citizens and elected officials alike to impose Madore’s dictatorial rule over all?

America became a great nation, not by dividing itself into factions or imposing one-sided rule over all, but by reaching out, enlisting diverse views and arriving at solutions to best benefit all.

No, we didn’t always get everything we may want, no one ever does. But that is no reason to act like spoiled brats and throwing tantrums. Especially when the one you throw the tantrum against isn’t a candidate for office and you have repeatedly deemed them to be so “irrelevant.”

The time has come to take a stand and oust those like Madore and the ilk he attracts that works endlessly from the shadows to divide us and exercise his rule over us.

Now is the time to “filet him open like a carp, figuratively” and see him for what he really is, just another cold hearted, power hungry charlatan.

We must ignore all of the seething hatred emanating from the Madore boot lickers and vote in people that are reasonable and willing to work together for the good of all, not just their small club of Brown Shirts.

Hate away, Madorons, the rest of us choose to move forward.

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14 Comments to “Moving Forward, Ignoring the Hatred”

  1. I stand with Lew. This is a great message regardless of you who will vote for. Let them swim in their own hate.

  2. I stand with Lew. This article is well written and shows no hatred towards those that are making the attacks. Let those that are capable, approach this crossroad like adults and take care of business.

  3. “Dirt bags to the core”, he says. Yet I don’t believe I have ever seen his name on any ballot here in the county, so the people can decide if he is what we need or not. As you know Lew, I was called a political whore by Mr. Hinton, for my support of the Connect Washington gas tax back in the Fall, trying to get money so the state can fix their roads. In the last weeks, we in BG have had a politician whom Mr. Hinton adores come to town working with political donors to their campaign, trying to wrangle $150,000.00+/- of that money for a sound wall, here in the community. The chutzpah of this person to yell far and wide about their no tax bonafides, and then sneak around the back door to siphon a bit of that money off for their donor knows no bounds. I wonder when Messers. Engleman and Hinton will bring this outrage to all their flock, and build that cacophony of condemnation upon this shameless politician?

  4. That seems to be how Madore and his faithful operate.

    Always in the shadows while portraying themselves as some sort of holiness.

  5. Apparently, Reagan’s “big tent party”, isn’t big enough for Donald Trump. Interestingly, the same thing is happening right here in Clark County over just who a real Republican is, and which candidates deserve the local Republican Party support, or not.

  6. That’s quite a good Reagan speech you posted on your FB page, Lew Waters. It addresses many of today’s issues. I was going to bring up his “Time for Choosing speech”; maybe later.

    Some excerpts:

    “We must keep the door open – offering our party as the only practical answer for those who, overall, are individualists. And because this is the great common denominator – this dedication to the belief in man’s aspirations as an individual – we cannot offer them a narrow sectarian party in which all must swear allegiance to prescribed commandments.”

    “The Republican Party, both in this state and nationally, is a broad party. There is room in our tent for many views; indeed, the divergence of views is one of our strengths. Let no one, however, interpret this to mean compromise of basic philosophy or that we will be all things to all people for political expediency.”

    “In our tent will be found those who believe that government was created by “We, the People;” that government exists for the convenience of the people and we can give to government no power we do not possess as individuals; that the citizen does not earn to support the government, but supports a government so that he may be free to earn; that, because there can be no freedom without law and order, every act of government must be approved if it makes freedom more secure and disapproved if it offers security instead of freedom.”

    It’s that part about the individual and not compromising the basic philosophy, that’s causing the problems, and the question is whether Republicans should support the kind of Republican who could just as easily be a Democrat; as in Collectivist.

    As always, Lew, thanks for providing the soapbox.

  7. He is likely the best president in my lifetime.

    I also appreciate comments he made in an interview with Reason Magazine in the 70’s

    We often hear him quoted, “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”

    But rarely do they provide the next paragraph;

    “Now, I can’t say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say, because I think that like in any political movement there are shades, and there are libertarians who are almost over at the point of wanting no government at all or anarchy. I believe there are legitimate government functions. There is a legitimate need in an orderly society for some government to maintain freedom or we will have tyranny by individuals. The strongest man on the block will run the neighborhood. We have government to insure that we don’t each one of us have to carry a club to defend ourselves.”

    Inside Ronald Reagan

    Reagan was a man with a lot of insight and knew when to stand his ground and when to back up a little. He was far from perfect, but he was the best I can recall within my lifetime. Hasn’t been another like him.

    BTW, I’ll freely admit to a streak of Libertarian in me 😉

  8. If you want, is where you want to look for options not…

  9. Here is libertarian party of washington state

  10. Looking over a news article, looks like madore was smashing the planning directors head…

  11. I’ve linked to the report in my Show Madore the Door Page at the top already.

    At least 15 times the report says, “Madore’s Statement is False.”

    Feeble attempts to defend him.

    If he had any integrity at all, he would shut down his reelection bid and resign.

  12. I’ll have to write someone in. Madore’s got problems and Blom is a tax and spend liberal.

  13. I’m not in that district, so I can’t vote anyway.

    Democrats really want to see Tanisha Harris in and with the current animosity in the GOP, she just might win

  14. Maybe ‘tax and spend liberal’ is a little harsh, but not knowing much about Blom, I learned today through one of his campaign workers that he has all these ‘plans’ for the county, and they all cost money. Policing, helping the homeless, mental health services, transportation (I assume it refers to mass transit of some kind) etc. I opined to the staffer that he sounds like an expensive candidate. She didn’t have an answer for that other than to refer me to his website – which didn’t shed much light.

    I do recall now that I sent him an email awhile back (I think it was after you had mentioned him as an alternative to Madore). Anyway, I asked him several specific questions. No response. Not even a form letter. Nothing. I was not impressed. Knowing a bit more about him through his staffer now, I am still unimpressed. As far as I care Tanisha Harris can have the seat.

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