Daily Archives: June 26, 2010

Conservative Division Could Re-Elect Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) by Gregory Hilton

There is another tremendous opportunity for Republicans to gain a U.S. Senate seat, but the victory could be snatched away by Sarah Palin and the libertarians. As the poll below demonstrates, liberal Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is now in a 47% to 47% tie with former State Sen. Dino Rossi. This is the fifth month in a row that Rossi has been within striking distance of the incumbent.
Rossi was defeated in 2008 by Gov. Christine Gregoire (D). She kept telling voters the state had no deficit. Rossi on the other hand warned of at least a $3 billion deficit. It was not until a few months AFTER the election that Gregoire revealed that Washington had an $8 billion deficit. Rossi has a powerful message but he will not get to tell it if he is defeated in the GOP primary by former NFL player Clint Didier.
Sarah Palin will be campaigning for Didier and he already has Ron Paul’s endorsement. Didier portray’s himself as the anti-DC candidate. However, he has received nearly $273,000 in federal farm subsidies. He put his property in a land bank and the government pays him to grow nothing. The taxpayers are actually making the payments on his property so he has time to go around and bash the government.
Ron Paul and Clint Didier are a perfect fit. Didier is a 100% isolationist who wants America to give up its veto power in the UN Security Council. He says “The United Nations has failed. I want the United States out of the United Nations, and the United Nations out of the United States.”
He foolishly accuses the United States of “empire building,” and compares America to European nations which were seeking colonial empires.
Didier says “We need to stop trying to police the world and telling other nations how to manage their affairs. America is a republic; therefore let’s stop trying to spread democracy.” There is no American political figure who wants our nation to police the world, and our troops are battling terrorists and keep us safe.
Didier is also angry at George W. Bush for not submitting a declaration of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Furthermore, Didier is a protectionist who opposes NAFTA, CAFTA and America’s membership in the WTO.
Sarah Palin was foolish to endorse Didier and I am disappointed she will be campaigning for him.