Thursday, March 8, 2012

Herrera wastes $31,000 on a campaign piece disguised as a questionnaire about the obvious.

Jaime Herrera burned through $31,000 of OUR money to put out a mailer designed to accomplish one thing, and one thing ONLY: To make people think she actually gives a damn.

Herrera is well-acquainted with methods of wasting our money; she managed to blow through almost $500 for food over a 3 day boondoggle trip while she was Cathy McMorris's gofer.

And now, she can fry 10's of thousands of our dollars on an utterly meaningless mailer, when she could have, for example, done a phone poll... if she didn't, of course, already know.

In fact, this mailer isn't even a thinly disguised campaign piece.

First, her lie that a "new Interstate 5 Bridge is necessary."

It isn't. It's a massive waste of time that will enslave future generations to her downtown Vancouver controlled vision of how we should live.

Herrera Beutler said in her mailer that a new Interstate 5 bridge is necessary, but “the question is what kind of bridge do we need to replace it?”
Herrera Beutler said in her mailer that a new Interstate 5 bridge is necessary, but “the question is what kind of bridge do we need to replace it?”

The problem, of course, is that when you start out with a lie, everything that follows is typically untrue as well.

That those wasting their time responding to this campaign piece have to pay their own postage tends to speak for itself... and what it says is that she doesn't want to hear it.

It's bad enough that she's incompetent. But this kind of wasteful crap isn't what she was sent to DC for.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

The Columbian continues to protect Jaime Herrera

Apparently, the Columbian has adopted a rescue-congresswoman named Jaime Herrera.

Abused and beaten by Tim leave-it, Jaime Herrera looks and acts like one of those poor doggies in the Humane Society commercials on TV, where for only 1$19 per month, etc, you can end that kind of thing.

Back here in her district (A place she's rarely been over the past 15 years or so, including never living here for the 11 years before she was appointed to the legislature in 2007) where she reuses to hold town hall meetings, unless you've been screened and/or bring your check book, we have the most important fiscal issue in the last several decades... and what is she doing about that?


So, the Columbian babbles about a bill she signed onto that passed out of committee.

Big whoop.

As a reminder, in the 3 years she occupied Olympia, if you will, she passed one bill... her kiddie bill (The same bill that all new members get to teach them the process... an agreed bill) and, except for voting to raise our debt ceiling in DC, she has accomplished precisely nothing during her back-bencher tenure.

The Columbian faithfully reprints her press releases. They're a crock, of course, worthless in the face of the CRC bridge/loot rail scam damage to our local economy looming on our horizon.

Lew Waters takes her to task over that, rightfully, because her efforts to date have done nothing to deal with this growing cancer in Clark County.

What was the Columbian's response?

Something INCREDIBLY lame:

Matt Wastradowski

Lew, keep it on topic. Going off-topic is against our community guidelines:

I get that you're upset about the CRC, but we have plenty of stories, Letters to the Editor, and opinion pieces where you can share your thoughts without going off-topic. In this case, the story is about her small business bill and its progress -- not the CRC.

Reply · 1 · Like · 4 hours ago
How dare they censor someone?

What story have they done on Herrera's failure to achieve anything concerning the CRC?


Technically, half the comments up under this press release are "off topic."

Which one gets the warning? Lew's... calling Herrera out for her inaction on the most pressing issue facing us for decades to come.

Altogether typical.

Never mind the fact that if the CRC scam is built, the $100,000,000 yearly vacuumed out for tolls will slaughter "small business" here locally... making Lew's observations directly on target.

Unless you're the Columbian.

Even though it will result in hundreds of cancelled subscriptions if it comes to pass, the Columbian continues to both rabidly support this program and those, like Herrera, shilling it. God knows why.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

If you are who you hang with, and Herrera is hanging with Laird... what's that make her??

Writing as if Jaime Herrera is paying him, John Laird seems to be acting as her paid apologist.

While keeping it focused on the issue of her "puppetry," Laird conveniently overlooks her incompetence and cowardice.

Since her anointment... I mean, election, what has she done?

Well, she's sold us out on the budget by voting to increase the debt ceiling a few times. Her buddy Romney thinks that's bad when Santorum does it... but doesn't seem to have a problem when Herrera does it. Why is that?

She's voted with the democrats on several occasions, selling out both her caucus, and us. Of course, Laird, ever the fringe-leftist, applauds that sort of political treachery... when, for example, has he ever congratulated a democrat for turning on his/her caucus?

That's to be expected, of course. Herrera sold us out several times during her unfortunate tenure in Olympia, co-sponsoring SEIU legislation and voting with the democrats to clean out the last $229 million in our state emergency fund... all in 2010... while passing a grand total of 1 bill during her 3 years of wasting the seat.

Herrera, contrary to Laird's protestations and damage control, is as owned by Cathy McMorris as General Lee's slaves. That she votes like she's in the democrat caucus is carefvully scripted... and approved... by McMorris herself.

Her incompetence is illustrated by the fact that Tim Leavitt has kicked the crap out of her and she, in return, has done nothing as a result. Her fake effort to get us a vote was, like Herrera herself, an abysmal failure; a failure that was MEANT to happen because she WANTS the CRC Project, she WANTS the bridge replaced and she WANTS light rail. Because if she didn't, she put a stop to this game.

Her cowardice is illustrated every day she refuses to hold open town hall meetings... a decision that a courageous, non-controlled person (They are terrified of an unscripted Herrera in public... unless it's in the friendly confines of a small room where there are a great many checkbooks open for her.) wouldn't consider making... and a decision that few members of congress... even the most rabidly liberal... don't make.

So, by all means, Mr. Laird. Keep shilling Jaime Herrera. Because there's little else I can think of that would damage her politically more than your support.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.