Friday, November 05, 2010

What Is Oregon Thinking?

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Dino Rossi conceded at about 6 PM last night. Patty Murray has won her fourth term as King County's Senator.

"I ran for the Senate because I believe we need a basic course correction from where Washington DC, has been taking us..."

Most of the state and the country agrees with Dino, however, King County has spoken once again. And like Oregon's Multnomah County, has chosen to continue as we are.


At a time when Oregon is drowning in debt and revenue shortfall, much like Washington, why would they
elect a governor like John Kitzhaber, for a third, that's right, third term?

Kitzhaber, born in Colfax, Washington, has previously served two terms as governor from 1995 to 2003. When he left his job back in 2003, in a huff, he told the press Oregon is "ungovernable". And Oregon was upside down and it still is.

He is arrogant, aloof and elitist. During his previous employment as governor, unemployment rose to record heights, public education nearly collapsed---Oregon is toward the bottom ranking in the country--- and companies continue to move out of Oregon to escape a hostile business climate.

Although it was a close race, taking a couple of days to call, Oregonians have elected a leftist, liberal, so-called progressive to continue to lead them in darkness.

The final decision came down to the vote in Multnomah County, much as it often does in King County.

What are they thinking? Why would they choose him over a moderate, common sense Republican, who hasn't even taken a position on abortion or marriage.

The reason is likely the same one that leads Washingtonians to elect---then re-elect, Governor Gregoire. And now Patty Murray---for a fourth term.

And reject a Dino Rossi.

I don't claim to know what Oregonians or Washingtonians are thinking on these matters, but it could be genetic.

That's right. The AMA released a study last month stating that they have
found a gene that leads people to be liberal.

I don't know if I believe this or not, but here are a few of their claims.

In reading the AMA statements and other proclamations, it appears that liberalism is a mix of dependence or co-dependence coupled with selfishness.

Liberalism seems to fall in two categories---primary and secondary, and is a psychological disorder, like say, alcoholism. It seems they seek out people and institutions that will satisfy their insecurities.

Apparently, the bottom line is that they can't help themselves. It's not their fault.

I would conclude, based on this "finding," that conservatives, therefore, must step up and help them in their time of need.

We did a pretty good job of electing conservatives nationwide, however, much improvement is needed in the Northwest.

Be Active. Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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  1. I seldom vote incumbent or Democrat, but did so because Rossi stepped on some of my core beliefs of Christianity, security, justice and economic stability. (I should get over being offended.) First time ever I voted for Patty.
    Then I've got so many strange genes (AMA DSM IV-R)- for addiction, alcoholism, various personality or social disorders and phobias, paranoia, Parkinson's disease (related to BPD/OCPD?), that one more odd one can't hurt much. Maybe there is a misplaced gene for my striated or perforated conservatism? Otherwise, relatively, my intelligence is almost intact-I'm a civil engineer, with BA degree in economics, history, and political science. (But how stupid could i be- wanting to be a lawyer?)
    rural Ok. Co., WA

  2. Gary - I moved here from Texas 20 years ago, and Jaime Herrera will be the first person to represent my views in DC since I left TX. No idea why the Northwest can't get what the rest of the country is getting - that the Dems are leading us off a cliff and we need to stop them.

    If I wasn't stuck upside down in my over-valued house, I'd move back to Texas...

    But Jaime is the bright spot, and my church and others like you are the other. Maybe one of these days enough people here in the PNW will be enlightened as the rest of the country. For now though, I just try not to cry most of the time.

    Camas, WA

  3. A Progressive jean(sic). Can you buy one? You know, you tried really hard to educate people and many volunteered to help
    Rossi's campaign. God Bless every one of them! Sometimes it doesn't work out. Thank you Gary and your staff. Keep up the good work. I'll be praying for our country.

    Craig in Lacey

  4. Gary, Gary, the people of Washington and Oregon aren't as stupid as you think. We see through the moderate Republican smokescreen to the fact that folks like Dino Rossi enjoy the whole-hearted support of groups like yours, who don't support anyone who isn't anti-gay and anti-choice. We realize that candidates like Dino may refuse to take a position on Choice and LGBT rights in public, but are clearly telling folks like you in private that they are adamantly opposed to both. Even people, who don't feel strongly on these issues, don't like being lied to and the "no stated position" ruse in their opinion constitutes a lie.

    Oh, and BTW, most of the state of Washington doesn't agree with Dino, that's why they voted for Senator Murray again and Dino is a three time loser. The fact that 1/3 of the total voters in Washington doesn't make their votes worth any less, much as you'd like it to.

  5. I hope all those who voted for the person who not only read the health care bill, but helped write don't get sick. Things in this country have gotten progressively worse because the present administration is making the same mistakes made during the great depression of the thirties, standing in the way of the private sector. As long as there are Patty Murrays, Harry Reids, and Barack Obamas trying to spend their way into economical health this country which is already broke, will get worse. Recently eminent domain rights were given to China as collateral to borrow more from them. That's what progressives are doing to the cash cow of the world, sacrificing it in order to set up their new world order.

  6. @1:58PM,

    Obama did no such thing, China has not been granted eminent domain rights. You really should be more discerning and check and verify things before you pass on false information.

  7. Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "What Is Oregon Thinking?":

  8. @9:03,

    Yes, I found that story, which clearly states that even whack-job WND reports that the State Department resoundingly denies this baseless accusation. Like I said before, you can just go along any baseless, unsourced smear that fits your political agenda, or you can be discerning (where I do keep hearing that word?) and look behind the pleasing headline to find that there is no basis for the story.


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