He ran for the position of chair and lost that election, causing him to launch a write-in campaign that Rep. Liz Pike (R 17) unwisely allowed her name to be attached to. He lost that election too.
It is now easily seen that voters are displeased with him, many regretting they even voted for him back in 2012.
Even though he frequently says he will abide by the will of the people, we have also seen that it is only some of the people he is willing to abide by their will, part and parcel of why he continues to lose elections.
But for some reason, even seeing extreme displeasure with him from county citizens, he is desperate to remain sitting on the council and even hopes to drag another one of his hand-picked chosen ones to the council and sit next to him.
The fringe hotheads now in control of the Clark County Republican party that lead what few support he has left share in that desperation and caused to commit a grave blunder recently in mailing out flyers that not only violate their party by-laws, but backfire on them.
Both flyers are duplicates essentially targeting two Republican candidates, John Blom, running against Madore and Jennifer McDaniel vying for the set Councilor Tom Mielke will vacate when he retires at the end of this year.
First, we read from the CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE BYLAWS
As Adopted on January 8, 2015
Article XVII ENDORSEMENT POLICY
Section 2. “In a primary election the CCRP shall only take a ‘No Position’ position on races contested by more than one Republican.” (Emphasis added)
It couldn’t be any clearer that the flyers sent from the Clark County Republican Party take a position for one Republican, David Madore and long ago Oregon legislator Eileen Quiring over John Blom and sitting Washougal city councilor, Jennifer McDaniel.
Moving on to the flyers themselves, we see that both ask, “Why would Liberal Democrats endorse John Blom or Jennifer McDaniel?” respectively.
The why is actually pretty simple.
It is because both John and Jennifer are willing to treat Liberal Democrats as equal citizens in Clark County and will respect them and their views as well as the voices of all citizens, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, all of us.
Clark County is a very diverse community with citizen covering all viewpoints, not just a singular partisan view of either party.
Madore, and I suspect his hand chosen preferred candidate Eileen Quiring, clearly show that they are not interested in any broad bipartisan support, desiring only support from the far right fringe that has deeply divided our county.
That leads me to believe that it only that group they will listen to or support, not the rest of the county citizens. That is seen in the flyers where for Madore it says, “David Madore’s endorsement’s and volunteers include vast numbers of grassroots conservative Republicans.”
Likewise, in Quiring’s flyer it says, “Eileen Quiring chose as her campaign slogan ‘A Conservative We Can Trust,’ and most of her donations come from grassroots Republican activists.”
What about the rest of the county? Do only “grassroots Republican activists” matter to these two?
Third and last, David Madore defeated incumbent Marc Boldt in the 2012 election largely due to an unprecedented undervote exceeding 35,000 voters in Clark County. We have assumed the majority of that undervote were Democrats that vote due to the letter ‘D’ behind the name and that would not vote for either since both ran with an ‘R’ behind their names.
Sadly, too many from both sides end up blindly voting in that manner.
These flyers could entice those voters that don’t take the time to research candidates and tend to blindly vote party line that to cast their votes for John and Jennifer, seeing that they truly do have bipartisan support and, if the party they dislike also dislike them, they must be good for the county.
Needless to say, the flyers are huge blunder.
As I talk to people from across the county, people from all perspectives, they are growing sick and tired of the bickering, the mudslinging, the divisiveness and needless arguing week after week.
I am reminded from History class how our founding fathers argued with each other, very heated arguments at times. But, they overcame their differing views and met towards the center and gave us a country and constitution guaranteeing citizens unprecedented freedoms and liberty.
We have gotten away from that in governing and we need look no further than David Madore and his facebook “newspaper” to see that according to him, he and he alone knows what is best for all 450,000 residents of Clark County.
And he wants Eileen Quiring alongside of him to continue with the same divisive and argumentative attitude we have seen this year.
We need Councilors sitting on the County Council that honor and respect everybody, not just a dwindling number of Madore groupies flocking around him.
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