Posts tagged ‘2010 election’

November 3, 2010

GOP Wins Some, Loses Some

by lewwaters

Nationwide, last night’s election shows that Americans wholesale reject the Obama leftist agenda as Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives and made significant gains in the U.S. Senate.

Locally in Washington State, similar results are shown statewide as the Democrats have lost their lop-sided majority in the House and the state Senate is within reach of the Republicans, depending on a few still too close to call races.

Locally in Clark County, results weren’t as impressive, although some decent gains were made.

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October 28, 2010

Democrats! Will They Ever Learn?

by lewwaters

Once again, the nation has made the folly of giving Democrats full control of the government and once again, they are poised to lose an election of historical proportions after a short time holding the reins of power.

As times before, many promises were made that fell hollow as they plunged the nation deeper into despair. Catchy slogans to win elections have shown themselves to be meaningless. FDR’s “New Deal,” LBJ’s “Great Society,” Carters “A Leader, For a Change,” Clinton’s “Putting People First” and now Obama’s “Change We Can Believe In” and “Yes We Can!” are giving way to “Change it back” and “No, you won’t” as poll after poll is showing that Tuesdays mid-term elections appear to be poised as blow-outs, placing the GOP back in congressional control.

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October 9, 2010

Columbian Hits and Misses in 49th L.D. Endorsements

by lewwaters

As usual, the Columbian issues their endorsements of candidates running for office and as usual, not all will be agreed with. In politics it is a given there will be disagreements over who to choose and why, but this time the Columbian really leaves me scratching me head on some of their picks, especially in the 49th Legislative District races.

Over all, the community expects to see primarily endorsements of Democrats from the Columbian, with a token Republican or Independent thrown in for good measure. 2010 is no different. Conservatives cannot help but be pleased to see them choosing to back Craig Riley over incumbent Jim Moeller and citing Moeller’s “reluctance to pursue reform-minded solutions to budget woes” as their primary reason.

Craig Riley is a real good candidate with much experience in business. Or, as they say, “The financial acumen and fiscal pragmatism of Riley.”

What boggles the mind of any thinking person who actually follows our political races is their endorsement of incumbent Democrat Jim Jacks in the position 1 race against challenger Bill Cismar.

While they did not choose Moeller due to his “reluctance to pursue reform-minded solutions to budget woes,” they did readily chose Jacks who, in his first term in office, has followed Moeller lock-step in legislative votes in that “reluctance to pursue reform-minded solutions to budget woes” and telling us “Jacks’ expertise in business issues makes him clearly superior.”

“Expertise in business issues?” Like, raising taxes on them and imposing more fees, creating a hostile business environment in the state?

Much ado was made in September 2009 over Jacks’ claim of “plans to visit 50 businesses in 50 working days, to learn firsthand how state government can help them generate jobs.” Yet, every legislative step he has taken since was in lock-step with Jim Moeller in creating a hostile environment for job creation and imposing more taxes on voters seeking those jobs.

Having worked in the private sector, Bill Cismar has some ideas to actually benefit business and taxpayers.

Jacks, on the other hand, boasts of his background as a representative for Governor Gregoire and other government functions. His main claim he repeatedly makes is how well he “listens.” But, what of accomplishments?

From Jim Jacks Webpage we read,

“As your State Representative, I have listened and learned from you, and then took action to make our community a better place to live, to work and to raise a family.”

“During the last two years I worked hard on our community priorities like jobs and economic development, protecting our most vulnerable citizens, and advocating for local schools.”

Unemployment is higher, education funding is lower, more homes are in foreclosure, the budget deficit is higher, violent crime has risen and we have a whole new slew of taxes that Jim Jacks supported and voted for alongside Jim Moeller.

Asked about supporting I-1098, imposing a new state income tax, Jacks is understandably vague, not really wanting to take a strong position while admitting he hasn’t even read the initiative, while also saying much of it sounds “appealing.”

CVTV coverage of Jacks & Cismar can be seen here and clicking on “Election 2010: 49th Legislative District Representative, Position 1 Candidates.” Jack’s dancing around the income tax issue begins at about the 22 minute mark.

In 2008 Jacks openly admitted he had no idea how to solve our growing tax issue and decreasing revenues, after blaming voters for the problem.

In 2010 I don’t see where anything has changed for the better with his “assistance.”

If the Columbian feels it is a bad idea to return Jim Moeller to Olympia, how can they support Jim Jacks who followed Moeller around like a lost puppy dog, voting lock-step with his every call?

Bill Cismar is not a polished politician or an incumbent. But, he does have extensive experience and sound ideas on turning around our floundering state.

Jacks can only offer more of the same and blindly supporting the Democrat agenda that has plunged our state into this economic morass and threatens to plunge us even deeper.

We don’t need an advocate for the governor or for government in Olympia. We need an advocate for us, the taxpaying citizens of Washington State and the 49th Legislative District.

In my opinion, Bill Cismar will represent us, not the governor.

My vote is locked in for Bill Cismar and Craig Riley.

September 26, 2010

Boeing, Boeing, Gone Means False Murray Attack

by lewwaters

Once again, the “Mom in sneakers” has mud all over her tennis shoes.

September 21, 2010

Freedom, With a Side of Fries

by lewwaters
December 5, 2009

Dem Leaders To Members: Start Lying

by lewwaters

Seeing ominous days ahead due to Democrats treachery and sensing defeat in the 2010 elections, leaders amongst the Democratic Party are issuing “talking points” to members to “start bragging about accomplishments,” according to the Hill.

Listed prominently is “extending healthcare to 11 million kids.”

Would that be the massive tax increases in tobacco products that placed payment for that program unfairly on the backs of the poor? Isn’t that who they claimed they would be helping?

Is that really something to “brag about?”

What do Dems really have to brag about since they seized total dictatorial control of the United States?

The highest unemployment since the Great Depression?

Trillions of dollars in debt to foreign nations?

Socializing private business and mandating wages?

Ignoring the call of the people to force unwanted healthcare reform down our throats and force qualified medical personnel to seek other fields of endeavor?

Pushing for prohibitive taxation claimed to offset a non-existent climate crisis that will totally bankrupt the already over-stretched middle class?

Also mentioned is “the credit card holder’s bill of rights” which accomplished little more than raising exorbitant fees and interest on responsible credit card holders who did not spend above their means and handle credit responsibly.

The article also mentions “funding for Afghanistan last year” completely ignoring this years call for withdrawal and opposition to any victory, invalidating the sacrifice our Brave Troops have made against the radical Jihadists responsible for 911 and three decades of terror against the west.

I guess we could mention the failure of the $787 Billion stimulus plan that contributed to even deeper unemployment that was rushed through Congress earlier this year or the so called “clash for clunkers” that profited foreign auto makers mush more than it did struggling American manufacturers.

To the Dems credit, That single program did accomplish getting thousands of cars off the road that sported “Obama ‘08” bumper stickers, so maybe they could brag on that point.

Maybe they will even go out and brag about cuts in Medicare, while they continue to enjoy their elite healthcare plans we of the proletariat must pay for.

I don’t see much there to “brag about,” so what else can they do to counter the obvious electoral defeats expected in 2010 but go out and lie?

They told me if I voted for McCain/Palin, the Vice-President would be a moron.

They told me if I voted for McCain/Palin, the nation’s hope would deteriorate.

They told me if I voted for McCain/Palin, that the economy would get worse.

They told me if I voted for McCain/Palin, we would see more “crooks” in high-ranking positions in Federal government.

They told me if I voted for McCain/Palin, we would see more “Pork at the trough” in Federal government.

They told me if I voted for McCain/Palin, we would see more deficit spending in Washington D.C.

I didn’t listen. I went ahead and voted for McCain/Palin and every single prediction I was warned about came true.

July 17, 2009

Jon Russell Files To Oppose Baird In 3rd District

by lewwaters

Jon Russell Clark Counties own Jon Russell has thrown his hat in the ring seeking to unseat incumbent Democrat, Brian Baird for Washington’s Third Congressional District, alongside Centralia’s David Castillo.

Russell is well known in Clark County as a former leader of the evangelical Faith & Freedom Network and as Council Member on the Washougal City Council. In 2004 he served as the Southwest Washington campaign director for the State House Republicans’ political committee.

Russell’s Campaign Site lists him as,

a City Councilman and small business owner, an innovator in health care reform and most importantly, a husband and father of two girls.”

Together with his wife, Sarah, they are the owners of Columbia Gorge Medical Center, an urgent and family care clinic established in Washougal in 2008. The About Us page claims,

CGMC was founded on a belief that everyone should have access to affordable basic healthcare.”

In Russell’s Announcement page on his campaign website, he states,

This is a day that has taken a lifetime of preparation and months of planning. I look forward to meeting voters on the campaign trail and making the case for new representation for Southwest Washington. I represent a new generation of reformers who are fed up with career politicians in Congress because they suffer from a lack of vision and the will to do the right thing for the people. I am running for congress to represent the ideas and hard work of everyday people; I believe we can balance the federal budget, American companies should be allowed to develop alternative and independent energy sources, we can find a way to make healthcare work for everyone through non-profit and private sector solutions.”

He also states, in part,

I come from a middle class family. My father was a Teamster truck driver, and my mom worked as an occupational therapist assistant. Growing up, my parents were very clear that I would have to make my own way through life and not to rely on them or the government for help. I had to financially pay my own way through college, working in lumber mills and distribution factories. I have had to work even harder to own my business,”

much like the background expressed by fellow GOP challenger, David Castillo.

It is not surprising that incumbent Representative Brian Baird is facing two such challengers, as his congressional performance has been dismal of late, alienating many constituents within Washington States Third District from both sides of the aisle.

Clark County Conservative has discussed his poor performance HERE and HERE.

Upon announcing his candidacy, Russell began coming under fire from leftist media like the Olympian who lead their story claiming, “a history of opposing gay rights” and also from the far left Northwest Progressive Institute who call Russell “virulently anti-gay.”

Such is the “intolerance” of the “tolerant” leftist as they continue in their smear tactics.

While the primaries and even the actual election are still far off, those of us who are fed up with Brian Baird’s selling out the 3rd District and taking lavish vacations on our dime to places as the Galapagos Islands, claiming to be “learning about climate change, ocean acidification, El Nino, maritime reserves protection and research,” have a choice now.

Castillo is better known in the north end of the district, Russell in the southern end. Both have humble backgrounds.

Only one will face off against Baird and that is the choice we voters must make.

Castillo has won the endorsement of State Attorney General, Rob McKenna as well as Republicans, Senator Dan Swecker and Representatives Gary Alexander and Richard DeBolt.

I am unable to find any endorsement announcements for Russell, but his campaign is just getting off the ground and either he or his supporters are more than welcome to let us know of any.