November 18, 2013
It never ceases to amaze me seeing the blatant double standard practiced by Democrats today.
I received a notice by email from Politico stating, “Senate Republicans have blocked the nomination of Robert Wilkins to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the third such rejection to the court in three weeks. Wilkins failed to garner 60 votes to break the GOP filibuster, 38-53.”
“The fight over judges could spill over into another confrontation over changing Senate rules by a majority vote, in which Senate Democrats seek to curtail the GOP’s filibuster use by invoking the so-called ‘nuclear option’.”
For refutation of their threat of the so-called “nuclear option,” let’s look at some words spoken by the former sweetheart of the Democrat party, now deceased, Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, from back in 2005 when the Democrats were blocking judicial nominations left & right.
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October 27, 2013
Reading Greg Jayne’s column, Clark County Republicans may be picking wrong fight and the reader comments this morning, once again I am left pondering, why is it that only Republicans are expected to be “moderate?” Where is the call for Democrats to move away from the left towards the center?
Jayne opines about the recent Open Letter from the Clark County Republican Party to 3rd Congressional District Congresswoman, Jaime Herrera Beutler and her caving into vote to approve ending the partial government shutdown and approving what appears to be an open-ended raising of the county’s debt limit, essentially doing away with any limit and abdicating congressional authority over the debt to the office of the president.
Jayne correctly notes the abhorrent amount of our national debt and the very likely collapse should we not rein it in.
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September 23, 2013
There is an old saying by Mark Twain that goes, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”
The quote can fit no one better than 49th Legislative District Senator Annette Cleveland who tries to portray herself as learned and relevant, even though she has yet to complete a single year in office.
Face it, she didn’t win the election because of any great intellect or connection with voters, but solely because she registered as a Democrat running in the heavily Democrat 49th district. A district so out of touch with itself that it repeatedly reelects Jim Moeller, knowing he sued them to invalidate their votes so he can raise their taxes easier.
Even the Lazy C, in endorsing her last year admitted the Republican candidate, Eileen Qutub, was the more experienced and all around better candidate, but that Cleveland was running in a Democrat district so they went with her.
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May 28, 2013
As difficult as it may be, I have always strived to keep personal feelings separated from political views with candidates as well as elected officials. By that, I mean even if I vehemently disagree with political views they hold, I did not make it personal.
But there are some that make it all but impossible when they denigrate a veteran.
Jim Moeller (D. Portland/Vancouver) is stretching my ability to keep personal and political views to the breaking limit. His arrogance is reaching legendary proportions now that he successfully sued constituents to invalidate their votes on a citizen initiative and refuses to abide by the expressed will of voters who have approved the same measure 5 times.
His snarky comments to those who disagree with his views is equally well know, once publicly expressing to a female candidate he defeated, “I beat you like an old rug.” But, he’s even gone beyond that now as he disparages a veteran for participating in our local Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday May 27, 2013.
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April 7, 2013
It would appear that Jim Moeller, Democrat so-called Representative of Washington State’s 49th Legislative District still tries to hide in a self imposed closet. No, I don’t mean his homosexuality, he’s very open about that and in fact, wears it like a badge of honor on his left sleeve.
I’m talking about his disdain for constituents, especially any who do not immediately jump up to agree with his communist positions and even more so, his advocacy for Portland, Oregon over the district he has been reelected to represent 5 times now.
That my fellow 49ers remain so blind to Jim Moeller’s advocacy for Portland over the well-being of the 49th Legislative District is astonishing to me. What will it take for these people to ever open their eyes?
Moeller has shown himself to be a real enemy to the middle class families of Washington State by advocating higher taxes, higher fees and higher costs all to be piled on the backs of the struggling middle class families.
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February 6, 2013
If there is anything Liberal Democrats love it is to play victim, accusing anybody in disagreement with them of “out to get them” and filled with “ill intent.” Monica Stonier, recently elected to her first term as the 17th Legislative District Representative, after three tries, one entailing her quickly moving into the 49th to seek appointment, was given the opportunity to play victim recently and quickly grabbed it.
It was reported by several people in Olympia last week that Monica was absent for the vote on an important amendment calling upon the House to abide by voters wishes to require a 2/3 majority vote in order to increase taxes. This was in response to a statewide citizen initiative, I-1185 that passed statewide by nearly a 64% margin, 67% in her district.
The House amendment failed along party lines.
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February 2, 2013
Bombastic, Arrogant, Narcissist, Megalomaniac, all adjectives that have been used and well fit 49th Legislative District Representative Jim Moeller, the Democratic easily reelected to a 5th term in what may be one of the most liberal districts in the state and definitely in Clark County. Moeller is well known as a ‘tax & spender’ always seeking ways to increase taxes and throwing money around, our money, not his own, as if a clown in parade.
From his ‘candy tax’ that was quickly nullified by voter initiative to his joining a lawsuit to invalidate voters votes on another citizen initiative calling on the legislature to require a 2/3 majority vote to increase taxes, Jim Moeller sits in his legislative office ignoring those he is elected to represent unless they are in agreement with his special interest agenda’s.
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January 21, 2013
Canadian M.P. Pierre Poilievre lays out precisely what led to and keeps America rushing over the cliff.
Why isn’t any of our elected officials screaming this from the roof tops?
Scariest is seeing that the interest paid on our debt will soon be funding 100% of China’s Military and other countries as well.
November 2, 2012
For all of the bluster we hear from the likes of Democrat 49th Legislative District Representative Jim Moeller, Sharon Wylie and candidate for the Senate Annette Cleveland, the Seattle P.I. ran an article comparing the richest and poorest cities in the state.
Vancouver’s 49th district, fully under Democrat majority ranks 46 out of 60 with a median family income of $55,674, about $7,000 BELOW the national median family income of $62,735.
Washington’s richest — and poorest — cities
October 28, 2012
Washington’s 49th Legislative District is fairly well known as a stronghold for liberal Democrats on par with the Puget Sound. Democrats in the 49th continue to be elected time and again, in spite of it also having some of the highest taxes, highest unemployment rate and lags behind the rest of the state.
With the announcement from State Senator Craig Pridemore that he was not going to seek reelection, Democrats have enlisted and promote Annette Cleveland to run for that open seat. But, who is Annette Cleveland? What does she have to offer us? What political experience does she bring to the campaign?
In answer to the last two questions, very little other than her claims of assisting the Vancouver Chamber, C-TRAN and supporting far left Democrat Patty Murray at WSU.
With a résumé that thin, we have very little to go on other than what we hear her say in her campaign speeches, such as her description of what formed her “Foundational Beliefs” from her 2012 Clark County Democrat convention speech
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October 27, 2012
The arrogance of 49th Legislative District Representative, Jim Moeller is well known amongst both supporters and opponents. In fact, he is about the most arrogant person I have ever met and I have met a lot of people over my years. His deeds and actions are classic examples of a Megalomaniac, someone “characterized by delusional fantasies of power, relevance, or omnipotence with an inflated sense of self-esteem and overestimation of their powers and beliefs.”
But his arrogant ‘shot across the bow’ aimed at the Columbian and editor Lou Brancaccio in Lou’s Saturday, October 27, 2012 Press Talk column, I love the 49th District!!! is so blatant it initially even took me by surprise.
Considering that the Columbian has endorsed Jim Moeller in every single one of his successful bids for state office, they frequently editorialize in opposition to his stance on many issues, mostly tax increases and wage and benefit increases for public union employees, while the private sector continues to struggle and tighten our belts.
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October 22, 2012
After months of demeaning the GOP and insisting County Commissioner Marc Boldt is the real Republican that all Republicans should be like, they have finally admitted what we all knew all along, Marc Boldt is a Democrat pretending to be a Republican to win votes.
Marc Boldt was swept into office by large Republican majorities and was enticed to sell out those voters who supported him, siding with Liberal Democrat Steve Stuart and Columbia River Crossing proponents.
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October 20, 2012
We all know there is a double standard when it comes to judging Republicans versus Democrats. Nowhere is this seen more than in what is labeled “family values,” where Republicans are portrayed as squeaky clean, Christian, upright and such, leaving them wide-open for the Saul Alinsky’s Rule 4: “Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. ‘You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity’.”
Democrats receive a pass for such indiscretions, as we saw with B.J. Clinton over the encounter with Monica Lewinsky, Barney Frank whose roommate at one time ran a homosexual prostitution ring out of their shared apartment and several others.
Republicans, on the other hand, are demanded and expected to be squeaky clean and any indiscretion from a Republican is immediate grounds for removal, as we saw with Florida’s Mark Foley and Idaho’s former Representative, Larry Craig.
The GOP is all too willing to comply with demands to oust even the most effective member of the party for any indiscretion or impropriety on their part.
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August 23, 2012
Tim Probst, stepping away from his 17th Legislative District Representative seat in an effort to unseat 4 time State Senator Don Benton has been showing his true nature this campaign, not taking a position on the single most important issue facing Clark County, distancing himself from mud slung on his behalf while not denouncing or disagreeing with it and making untrue claims about Senator Benton.
It now appears that boyish faced Democrat Tim Probst gets to add a Public Disclosure Commission to the list of un-qualifiers.
Most PDC complaints amount to little, but this one, filed due to his campaign acceptance of illegal contributions and condoning untruthful campaign claims may grow some teeth.
For some time now, Probst has tried to smear Senator Benton over his not yet signing the League of Women Voters Clean Campaign Pledge. Yet, as previously shown here, Probst does not adhere to the pledge he signed himself.
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August 10, 2012
Washington State Attorney General, Rob McKenna who can best be described as a slightly left of center moderate Republican, has wanted to become governor of Washington State for a very long time. To that goal, the Washington State Republican Party placed all of their electoral eggs in his basket for the 2012 election, edging any others out of his way and WSRP Chair, Kirby Wilbur declaring him “the only credible Republican” early in the race, mid-December 2011.
As expected, McKenna survived the top two primaries August 7, but is running well behind the Democrat, former Congressman Jay Inslee and slipping further back with each subsequent update as ballot counts are finalized, nearly 45,000 behind currently.
With party faithful lining behind their respective candidates, polls looked to independent voters early where McKenna was leading Inslee by 48% to 34% margin.
As we entered the August 7 primary, Inslee was leading by as much as 7%.
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August 5, 2012
While it is not a requirement that political candidates acknowledge Veterans out in public, most make an effort to thank us for serving, especially if having served in a combat zone. That is what left this Veteran who took this footage wondering why Mr. Inslee, campaigning for Governor of Washington State, made efforts to acknowledge and greet nearly every person around, but not the Veteran. As the series of still photos show, candidates of all stripes and both parties did acknowledge, greet and thank this Veteran at the parade.
But not Jay Inslee.
July 28, 2012
By all outward appearance, 17th Legislative District candidate for Representative, Monica Stonier is a lovely young lady and a good school teacher. But, she isn’t campaigning to be a teacher in Olympia, but a Representative of the people.
She has up an ad on facebook promising to “bring common sense solutions to government in Olympia.”
But, what “common sense” has she displayed so far?
Also by all appearances, she is a young lady hungry and eager to become a state representative. We know this as she was a candidate for the same seat in 2010, losing to Republican Paul Harris and not even gaining the endorsement of the very pro-Democrat newspaper, the Columbian, also known locally as the “unofficial daily newsletter for the Democrat Party” in that years’ primary election.
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July 1, 2012
The 18th Legislative District has been a strong Republican district for a long time. It is noted for electing strong conservative Republicans like Joe Zarelli, Ann Rivers and Ed Orcutt.
The recent redistricting saw Democrats licking their chops in hopes they might gain a foothold with Orcutt being districted out. Enter Liz Pike, a long time Republican who wants to see the 18th remain in the GOP’s hands and is facing two before unheard of Democrats, David Shehorn, retired computer systems worker and Ryan Gompertz, barely out of High School and studying history and economics at UW.
Neither Democrat has any political experience to speak of other than volunteer work with the party.
Liz Pike, on the other hand, comes with the experience of running for and winning an election to serve the community on the Camas City Council, as well as owning her own small business, Pike Advertising Agency.
She currently serves as Political Affairs Director for the Building Industry Association of Clark County as well and true to her roots growing up on a Clark County Dairy Farm, operates Shangri-La Farm, a small scale sustainable farm in Fern Prairie. She also was a volunteer co-organizer for the Washougal Farmers’ Market as well as an avid promoter of the “buy local, slow food” movement and more.
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