Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lew Waters asks the question: GOP Congresswoman: Clueless or Pandering?

While I answer in the affirmative to both, Lew does a much better job than I in wondering aloud:

Clueless... or Pandering?

GOP Congresswoman: Clueless or Pandering?

By lewwaters
It’s no secret that I did not support Jaime Herrera Beutler for the seat she sits in currently. The above video is a prime reason why, beyond the nonsense thrown at me by her staff and the Clark County Republican Party because I had the audacity to actually support a Conservative Republican in last year’s election.
At her May 16, 2011 Town Hall, Jaime faced a crowd of angry Democrats fearing she will vote like a Republican. The above comment was the normal run of the mill leftwing tripe on ending tax breaks and subsidies for corporations, the job creators. Hearing this particular part of her reply, I can only ask, “Jaime, are you clueless or pandering to Democrats again?”
She specifically mentions ExxonMobil and GE as corporations not paying taxes. Leftists, and several others have been making that claim, based in large part to admitted Socialist Democrat Bernie Sanders from Vermont releasing his list of Top Ten Tax Avoiders, where it is claimed the companies posted large profit increases, and pay no taxes in the U.S.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ridgefield Barbie's non-position on the loot rail vote scam.

Courage is a rare commodity in elected officials. Unfortunately for us, our member of Congress is not possessed of that particular virtue. As a template, I defer to the Warrior Congressman, Allen West (R FL22) who speaks his mind with an uncommon level of fearlessness that we could only dream that our particular cardboard cutout of a member of Congress could emulate... at least to some degree.

(Just as a side note, has anyone heard Babs' take on the bin Laden mission?)

So the rag, in it's own cutesy way, published a little something in their rarely read (hell, the entire newspaper is rarely read, as far as that goes) political blog where non facts go to die and where they tell us that Babs is on Steve "The Liar" Stuart's side when it comes to requiring the county wide vote that Stuart lied to us about in his last campaign.


Six years on legislative staff conditioned me to ferret our bullshit whenever it crossed my desk. And Herrera's bogus letter reeks.

Of course, when local legislators tried to get the attention of slimeballs like The Liar Leavitt and The Liar Stuart, the result was for those arrogant pricks to publicly fire back in despicable ways that served to prove that they didn't give a damn what the people thought or wanted.

The letter is utter nonsense because it fails to task these clowns with any requirement, or to provide consequences should they fail to act... as they will fail to act, in the way Babs wants them to. But that's happened before. And if it happens again, well, she's established something of a pattern, eh?

The whole point of the letter is to make people BELIEVE she cares and wants a vote... when in reality, she doesn't.

Because if she DID care, she would have written a variation of something like this:
“Dear C-Tran Board Members,
I would like to communicate my firm opposition to any tolls on this project and pledge to you now that unless there is a binding, county wide vote, I will kill the funding for all of this in Congress.
Love, Jaime.”
Anything else... which means EVERYTHING else, is eyewash, smoke and mirrors.

Teddy Roosevelt told us that there was more to it then "walking softly." And as I knew years ago, she never had, and could never use, the big stick. Which is why, while letters get written like that (as if SHE ever wrote anything like that), letter writing is all that happens.

So far, that kind of garbage confuses the voters... and the rag... into actually thinking she cares and is on their side when, in fact, she is neither.

Cross posted on Clark County Politics.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The sad truth: what federal politicians don't want you to know.

The following is sad... but true.

Doing what must be done would require a level of courage essentially unknown in government... can you even begin to imagine the gutless, cardboard cut out of a congresswoman we're cursed with representing us in Congress actually standing up for something... actually believing in something enough to risk her career for it?

Hell, no. With Ridgefield Barbie, it's ALWAYS been about her. And cowardice of all varieties is what we're going to have to show for it.

Several weeks ago, I asked the question: A fiscal tsunami is coming: when is Congress going to act?

There was hope... now rapidly dwindling... that the Ryan Plan might begin to address the issues.

At some point, we WILL have to address the problems we all know are coming.

It's just a matter of when... and how. But as each day goes by, our options become fewer and fewer.

Here's an explanation that tells the truth. It's a truth we don't like to hear. It's a truth we don't want to talk about. At the end of the day, though, our options remain unchanged: We can talk about it now, or when our economy finishes the slow-motion train wreck that our government has put into motion.

Our only hope is for a wave of Allen Wests to be elected... men and women of proven valor and sacrifice.

It's our call. Just don't expect anything out of the Ridgefield Barbies infesting the place and selling us out with their lack of guts because they fear they might not get re-elected.

What Politicians Do Not Want You to Know!

by Tim Cox

Politicians do not want you to know they cannot solve the problems in Washington.

They know it, and they hope you won’t figure it out.

Politicians cannot make the changes that are required to turn things around. They cannot balance the budget. They don’t even talk about repaying the $15 trillion we owe. We can bang our head against a brick wall again and again, and it will always hurt. We can send politicians to Washington election after election, and they will always fail. Or we can tell them to Get Out Of Our House ( our House of Representatives).

Politicians have created a political catch-22 from which they cannot escape. The two-party system prevents them from doing what must be done. It forces them to make promises they cannot keep. If one party tries to cut spending the “other” will use it against them. If we continue down this path, our nation will fail.

The solution is to elect leaders who do not care about getting re-elected, do not care about keeping their party in power, and do not care about rewarding those who funded their campaign. We have a way to make this happen.

Consider this point carefully: politicians cannot afford to alienate voters. If they do, they cede power to the other party.

Politicians will not pass the 28th amendment to balance the budget that has been circulating for years because it would reduce their power.

They will not pass a Fair or Flat tax because it eliminates their ability to reward special interest groups.

They will not abolish organizations like the Department of Education because they do not want to alienate teacher unions.

They will not seal the borders because they fear offending Hispanics.

They will not reform campaign financing because they need millions of dollars to get re-elected.

They will not cut spending because it will cost votes.

Politicians cannot, will not, do what must be done.

Both parties claim spending cuts will harm the economy, but what has increased spending accomplished? Each party has championed massive bailouts, yet the situation has only deteriorated. The two sides are gridlocked over $60 billion of cuts in a $3.5 trillion budget; that’s like a dieter debating whether or not to eat the last two M&M’s in a one pound bag!

Why do we keep sending the same people to Washington? 94% of the politicians in the U.S. House of Representatives will again be re-elected if we do not do something different. Thousands of us, with your communities united, have a solution.

Our members will be choosing a candidate to compete in each congressional district in 2012. For the first time ever, Americans will have an honest chance to replace the entrenched politicians.

Please get everyone you can to join our movement and elect true representatives of the people who will do the work that must be done.

You no longer need be a millionaire to get elected. We all will pick the best of our own communities and fund them to win.

This process will guarantee accountability to the PEOPLE who elect them and none others.

No special interests. No lobbyist money. No party money.

If you are willing to help lead the effort in your locale, please Email your reply with this information:

1. Your name
2. Your contact information
3. Your state and congressional district.

In Liberty,

Tim Cox
Crossposted at Clark County Politics.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Is Herrera paying attention?

I will never forget Jaime Herrera standing there, telling me at the Red Lion at the Quay that her going to school, her multiple internships of a few weeks duration, her 10 year long absence from the area was "the same thing as serving in the military."

I knew, at that second, that Barbie was unfit to serve in elective office, because anyone who felt that way was a clueless moron.

After the UBL hit, I've got to wonder... what was her take? And does she still feel the same way?

Unfortunately (Or perhaps, fortunately) we don't know, because, well, she hasn't deigned to tell us.

Some might say that her silence is golden. I believe it to be part of her continuing pattern of cowardice based on her ongoing, multiple failures to take any position on any of the major issues confronting us that don't sound like they were cranked out by the House GOP talking point shop.

What's strangest for me is that about every other elected official, including those like Babs who never felt highly enough about their country to serve it in uniform, down to the moronic at the city counsel level seems to have weighed in.

But not our congresscritter.

Why am I not surprised?

Crossposted at Clark County Politics.