What to say to people who voted for Trump

You might want to send this to anyone in your family, or anyone you know, who voted for Trump.

1. He called Hillary Clinton a crook.
You bought it.
Then he paid $25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit.

2. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually.
You bought it.
He hasn’t, and says he never will.

3. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest.
You bought it.
He is still heavily involved in his businesses, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.

4. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said.
You bought it.
He then proceeded to put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.

5. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people.
You bought it.
He nominated theocratic loon Mike Pence for Vice President. A white supremacist named Steve Bannon is his most trusted confidant. Dr. Ben Carson, the world’s greatest idiot savant brain surgeon, is in charge of HUD. Russian quisling Rex Tillerson is Secretary of State.

6. He said he’d be his own man, beholden to no one.
You bought it.
He then appointed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, whose only “qualifications” were the massive amounts of cash she donated to his campaign.

7. He said he would “drain the swamp” of Washington insiders.
You bought it.
He then admitted that was just a corny slogan he said to fire up the rubes during the rallies, and that he didn’t mean it.

8. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the Generals did.
You bought it.
He promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his Generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained.

9. He said Hillary Clinton couldn’t be counted on in times of crisis.
You bought it.
He didn’t even bother overseeing that raid in Yemen; and instead spent the time hate-tweeting the New York Times, and sleeping.

10. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy.
You bought it.
He now gets all his information from Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.

11. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done.
You bought it.
He took his first vacation after 11 days in office.
On the taxpayer’s dime.
And went golfing.

And that’s just the first month.

Clint Didier and the 4th CD

We didn’t get our candidate through the primary, and because of that, we are stuck with an impossible choice. Three impossible choices to be exact.

1. Refuse to vote, in the hopes that out of tens of thousands of votes, your protest vote makes a statement…to whom, I have no idea, since we have a secret ballot.

2. Vote for Clint Didier in the hopes that after his election, his crazy will show, and suddenly the thousands of people who voted for him will wake up and vote for an, as yet, unknown messiah candidate who, without a ton of cash, and without WSDCC or DCCC support will somehow part the Red Sea and win an election against an incumbent.

3. Vote for Dan Newhouse with the realization that until we have a strong and vibrant Democratic Party, in the 4th, that is supported by the State Party and Democrats from across the State, we have to vote for the person that will be the least destructive to our community, and work twice as hard to elect Joe Pakootas.

Here are the facts:

Clint Didier:
• Favors phasing out Social Security

• Wants to cut Medicare and Medicaid

• Wants to withdraw from the United Nations

• Believes that we should hand over the nations largest superfund site, (Hanford), to private corporations and end the department of Energy and the EPA

• Wants to end the Department of Education

• Believes more racial profiling is needed in this county

• Believes an underage woman should have to get the permission of her Sexually abusive father, to end an unwanted incestuous pregnancy

These are all things that I have, personally heard him say.

Clint Didier has never held public office, and never held any position (Board or Commission) that benefited our community.

Dan Newhouse
• Appointed as Director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture (2009-2013), by then Gov. Gregoire (D)

• Served four terms in the Washington State House of Representatives (2003-2009)

• Past President of the Hop Growers of America and the Hop Growers of Washington

• Farmer near Sunnyside for the past thirty years

• Board of Directors Member for the Central Washington Fair

• Isn’t Clint Didier

I would much rather vote for a Democrat in the 4th, but we don’t have that option because we didn’t turn out the vote, and that falls on all of us. Here’s the deal:

If you don’t vote, you’re de-facto voting for Didier whether you like it or not, and if you vote for Didier you’re crazy.

In my opinion, a vote for Didier is a vote AGAINST our community. We all have a responsibility to our community. We may not like the choices, but I’d much rather shoot myself in the foot, than shoot myself in the head.

**Added note:

You CANNOT write in a candidate unless they have registered as a write-in candidate. That is State law. Your vote will not be counted. It is the same as not voting in that race….i.e., in my opinion, it’s the same as voting for Didier.

**Added note:

The 4th CD will not receive DCCC money until we have a candidate that can raise $1 million minimum, has state wide name recognition, and has polls in hand that shows them with 45% support of likely voters, minimum. Period.

We have a lot of work to do. I look forward to seeing you all at the next BCDCC meeting, Wednesday at 7pm at the Richland public library, to help us build the party.