Wednesday, November 14, 2018

More spurious claims by Druggy Dave

As expected, the outcomes here locally resulted in a "Hooray For ME!" letter pumped out by the soon-to-be-politically-late-and-unlamented-Chair of the local GOP, Druggy Dave.  I have to wonder if he wrote it, you understand, because typically he's shown a lack of ability in the realm of spelling/grammar checkers and this product seems a great deal more polished than usual, even if it's a great deal more false.

Revisionist history and false claims like those within this email?

Simply cannot go unchallenged:
Thank you! We had some huge successes in Clark County, including:
Retaining all of our Republican state legislator seats in Clark County;
Keeping 4 out of 5 county council seats as well as all Republican held seats throughout the county;
Holding the third congressional seat, re-electing Jaime Herrera Beutler;
Forcing the “blue wave’ to crash hard on the rocks in Clark County!
Yes, the seats where Republican legislators had been elected remained Republican.  Even the utterly worthless Larry Hoff managed to avoid the embarrassment of losing, although it would seem that 2000 or so voters actually voted for Brandon Vick... and then voted for Hoff's democrat opponent.

Why do you suppose that is?

But let's be excruciatingly exact and remind those reading this that the democrats who were elected before November 6 ALSO remained elected.  This guy failed to field candidates in the 49th, and made zero effort to run a Republican for county treasurer.  The reality is that with the loss of Jeannie Stewart, the local GOP managed a -1 record in this election here locally, and they managed to LOSE Clark County for our do-nothing Congresswoman.

In short, the Clark County GOP, AT BEST, accomplished nothing.

At worst, for the first time ever, the congresswoman "representing" Clark County LOST this county.  She was not reelected because of any outcome here: clearly, if it was not for the other 8 counties in her district, this would be chalked up as yet another in the series of local GOP disasters.

As expected, then, the local GOP, in reality, can't claim credit for any of these outcomes.

The idea that failing to take any democrat seats from anyone somehow equates to success?  Well, that simply goes to show how brain-damaged Druggy Dave seems to be.

There is only one question that determines whether a party organization is successful or not: did they win any seats away from the other party?

Well, the democrats are now plus one with the election of their little hate muffin, Temple Lentz.  And naturally, Druggy Dave then proceeds to try and make the effort to explain that loss away:
A very special thank you to Jeanne Stewart who has served Clark County well for several years. Jeanne was placed in a redistricted seat in the most liberal part of Clark County and she still fought for us all the way through. While not winning reelection, we can all appreciate her willingness to fight for us. 
A loss is a loss.  When you go around taking credit for the wins, then how is it you avoid any responsibility for the losses?

You don't.

And then, this:
Congrats to our new Republican County Chair, Eileen Quiring - we will soon be selecting a new replacement to take her previous position on the council.
If anyone actually won their election in SPITE of the local party instead of BECAUSE of the local party, it was Eileen Quiring.

As in 2015, the RINO former party chairs opposed the Republicans running for county chair.

In 2015, along with whack-job Carolyn Crain, those RINO former chairs coalesced around non-Republican Marc Boldt, cementing their historical hatred of conservatives, even though at least one, Ann Donnelly, continues to lie by claiming SHE is a "conservative."

In 2015, five of these lowlifes sent out publicized letters rallying the RINOs to vote for Boldt, who had been first thrown out of the local GOP for becoming a democrat and second, who had ditched the GOP all together and was no longer in the Party.

Crain's hatred of conservatives continued in the most recent election as she CONTINUED to support Boldt, who had been the disaster I expected him to be as council chair, even though a Republican was actually ON this ballot.  Three of the five who had endorsed Boldt in 2015 CONTINUED to support Boldt THIS time... so it wasn't just Crain... it was 3 former Party Chairs who were supporting a non-Republican: Donnelly, Ferris and Boger.  I'm given to understand by one of them that they would, in fact, vote for Quiring, post primary.  But then, having trashed Holt in 2016, they're left with little choice.

The problem?  Like "early money" in campaigns, "early endorsements" are worth the most... if they're worth anything at all.

At least up until the primary, these three former Party Chairs did everything they could to get Boldt elected.  And how did that help Quiring?

So, yeah... Quiring was elected.  But not through any effort on the part of the local GOP.

Davey babbles on:
Thank you to the Clark County Republican Central Committee for endorsing and supporting our great Republicans candidates in 2018. 
Is that what happened?  I think not.  I think many at the top didn't support our Candidates.  I think many candidates were only endorsed as a result of a group-think exercise that occurred after only a very few candidates were endorsed individually.

As I pointed out, before the primary, many of these same idiots were supporting Boldt and working against Quiring.

Has Davey forgotten that?

Nah.  He's just ignoring it.  Doesn't fit in the meme, so we just won't mention it.

And, of course, Davey remains fixated on the idiotic expenditure of funds on SIGNS instead of on CAMPAIGNS, worthless signs that he continues to lie about:
Our successful Be Bold campaign which spread throughout much of the state gave us yet another reason to be thankful. 
"Spread throughout much of the state?"

Here's the thing: I've been all over the state as a part of my Vietnam Veterans of America gig.

You know what I never saw ANYWHERE?

Anything approaching any of those idiotic signs.

"Throughout?"  How come "throughout" didn't include anywhere they could be seen?  Throughout the I-5 corridor to Snohomish?  I-90 to Post Falls?  HiWay 395 from Umitilla to Spokane?  HiWay 2 from I-5 to Leavenworth to Ellensburg?  US-97, SR 281 to Wenatchee?  WA14 to Yakima?


Continuing to lie about the impact of these signs overlooks the outcomes: which were among the closest in the last decade, would tend to show that, in fact, the signs were meaningless.  In fact, this seems to be the best-kept secret in politics and lying about it won't change it.

Much like this nonsensical letter from Davey.

One of his many issues as I see it is his repeated attempts to manipulate actual reality into his version.  But all too frequently, that version of reality bears no resemblance to actual reality.

Failing to understand and come to grips with the multiple failures of the local party merely encourages more incompetence wrapped around egos as we move on into the post Gellatly Cult future.

The outcomes around here were not particularly the result of anything the Republicans did in Clark County.  They were more the result of individual campaign efforts that managed, finally, to tap into the anger brought about by episodes like the Kavanaugh hearing, the attacks on Republican figures in social settings and finally, an awareness that Clark County is not King County.

Being a narcissist, it's not surprising that Davey takes all the credit for these outcomes and that he ignores the actual reality of the situation, which is something less than idea.

Davey has surrounded himself with "worshipers" and he excludes anyone who doesn't go along with his twisted view... particularly those who see this as a path to power... like Mattilla and Jesser.

Davey, for example, used to trash Crain to me, personally.  Sort of a political version of Harvey Weinstein minus the sex. Crain is well aware that Davey is a scumbag who attacked her behind her back but she doesn't care because power is more important than integrity.  Getting her own way is everything to her... no matter how many bodies she steps on in the process.

The party is a wreck, financially and strategically.  PCOs and candidates who are actually conservative are trashed in every way, including by slimeballs like Matilla who has trashed us in PCO meetings.

Davey and his cult shattered it.  Davey felt compelled to be used as a tool to try and shut us up by allowing someone to PAY for a lawsuit he filed AGAINST A PCO.

He has an interesting criminal record, and interesting history of attacking and threatening those he disagrees with... and an interesting way of revisionist history when it comes to what happened... and why.

In fact, based on outcomes of THIS election, the LAST GOP organization was superior to this one in about every measurable way.

As we head into reorg, the question is this:  do we continue for another two years of incompetence, lies, and arrogant narcissism?

Because that's what we're going to get if anyone connected to the Gellatly Regime in any manner is given any position of responsibility within the party in the next two years... precisely like the cancer of the soon-to-be-over Gellatly Regime.

And Davey... "God Bless?"

That's the biggest and most obvious hypocrisy yet.  Whoever wrote this thing for Davey must be aware that the only relationship he has with God is political.  And frankly, I don't believe He does political.

I will be at the EBoard meeting tonight where it's likely a serious effort will be made by this same slimeball to keep me from being seated as a PCO as he attempts to weaponize the bylaws to make that happen.

His motivation is payback because I have been among the leading voices calling him and his enablers out for their stupidity and incompetence.  When he typically lies, I've been there to typically hold him accountable.

And if he hates anything, he hates accountability.

I'll keep you posted as to how this all goes.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A glimpse inside the diseased brain of the current GOP party chair.

This is the kind of hypocrisy the local Republican Party has to put up with from the Gellatly Cult.

Regular readers are aware of my characterizations of Druggy Dave.

An admitted cocaine user with evidence of using others drugs, all while GOP Party Chair.

A criminal record including 4 counts of theft 3, two DUI's, and failure to appear warrants; meaning just like when he blew off the AG's civil case against the local GOP he also blew off criminal proceedings.

This lowlife also filed suit against one of the Precinct Committee Officers, a suit that it would seem is being financed by a local moneyed interest that views Davey Delete as a total tool.

In addition to that, this scumbag has threatened others, including me; attacked others on social media, including posting that I was dishonorably discharged from the US Army as a result of having an affair with my commander's wife.

He knows as much about politics as he does brain surgery, and couldn't take a political dump without someone giving him instructions on how to wipe.

He has shattered any pretense of party unity and will be leaving the party in horrific financial shape due to his incompetence.

He is responsible for failing to secure any candidates for state representative and, of course, managed to help lose us at least one GOP seat on the county council.

He spends much more time attacking conservatives and socializing with democrats than he ever did campaigning against them.  His moronic "Be Bold" signs were a total failure, in that they did nothing to increase the margins of victory for local GOP candidates... yet they wasted good money buying them while failing to provide any funding to GOP candidates.

The proof of that pudding is simple: the margins of victory by GOP candidates are among the worst of any elections that have taken place here since the Red Wave election in '94.  In fact, as of this writing, our own congresswoman has lost Clark County by 3000 votes for the first time she's ever run.

He is doing his very best to make sure that I, a legally elected PCO, is not seated for the reorg, even though my term will begin on December 8th.

He does not like to be challenged.  He does not like to be called out.  And that is his effort to punish me for calling this asshole an asshole when he deserves it.

Like now.

I tell you all this, dear reader, to set the table for his latest horrific hypocrisy.

The local GOP will have its reorganization meeting on December 8th.  As part of that process, the Chair sends out a notice that includes some basic information.

Well, he did that... although he failed to send that information to me as required by the bylaws... not that he gives a damn about bylaws.

And, they were OK... nothing special... until this total hypocrite added this:

4. (a) No "slates" are nor will be ensorsed[sic] by the party nor its leadership. If slates are distributed, either printed or emailed, they should be disregarded completely, as members should vote for who they feel is the best individual for each position and we believe our members should not be told how to think but rather excersise[sic] their best judgement[sic] and are fully capable of doing so.

Spell check has never been his friend.

There is, of course, nothing in the bylaws that makes this decision, apparently unilateral on his part, enforceable in any way.

If the PCO's want to vote on slates, they can do so and there's nothing he'll be able to do about it, since he will no longer be Chair... and even if he were, there's nothing prohibiting slates, his dislike of them notwithstanding.

In short, no one cares that he wrote this garbage.

The italicized paragraph above is just another glance inside that brain dome, where he thinks he could rule by edict and like so many others things, he's dead wrong about that.

The next paragraphs are a masterpiece of his rank, reeking hypocrisy, for reasons already stated.

Talk about a case of not doing what I do, but doing what I SAY!

(b) Please keep in mind, all those who voluteer[sic] to give up their time to serve should be appreciated greatly by all of our members and any negative compaigning[sic] against our own members rather than qualifying their own candidacy shows a serious lack of qualification in itself.

Those who can run the most positive campaign will also be the best people to make our party positive for all of our members. Please keep communications positive and work together to elect the best possible team to lead us forward and continue the amazing work we have accomplished this past year together.

This from a liar with a criminal background.  This from a scumbag who has defamed, libeled, slandered and attacked anyone who opposes him on any subject.

This self-delusional moron refuses to acknowledge the mountain of wreckage he will leave in his wake, wreckage that may well take years to repair.  In his own way, he's as self-delusional as Hitler in the bunker scenes at the end of the war.

He and his enablers, including Mattila and Jesser, are those most responsible for this farce.  Also included in the RINO pile are announced Chair candidate Carolyn Crain, best known for setting up a PAC and campaigning for NON REPUBLICAN Marc Boldt, INCLUDING in this most recent primary where now Chair-Elect Republican Eileen Quiring was on the ballot; past RINO chairs who sent out poison-pen letters to attack conservatives and their fellow supporters.

The reek of their hatred of conservatives even seems to exceed that of downtown Vancouver democrats... if that's possible.

None of them are fit to be elected to 3rd Grade hall monitor.

So, there you have it.  This is Gellatly's effort to continue the incompetent disease he unleashed on an unsuspecting PCO population who failed to vet him, for surely, had someone with a record like this actually been discovered BEFORE the Chair election, there is precisely NO WAY he'd even been elected to even take out the trash.

His level of hypocrisy

Fortunately, we are well rid of this scumbag.  We likely won't be exposed to any more of his strip-club buddies and we have the opportunity to get rid of the stench he's left that no amount of air freshener will ever completely be able to eradicate.

For more background on this disgrace, just click this link.  You'll be able to read for yourself all of the many problems he's caused and the delusions he labors under... and the damage he and his enablers are causing and have caused.

100 years since the War to End All Wars.

Every once in a while, I think of the ongoing sacrifice being made by our troops today... I wonder if Iraq and Afghanistan aren't just being used as a live-fire exercise to train the military.

We have discovered... like so many others before us… this region remains a total loss.  Mistakes have been made to be sure, but the reality is clear: you cannot liberate a people who do not want you to liberate them.

We cannot go around handing out democracy on the end of an American bayonet.  Corruption runs rampant.  Seventh century ideology is not compatible with our time.  Short of killing everyone in the region (which I am NOT advocating), there is no foreseeable way to "pacify" that area.

It's long since time to leave.

These regions are, I believe, a threat to the West to be sure, but how is that threat reduced by sitting there like targets and getting killed?

If we will not fully commit all of our resources to taking these people out, then there is no point in remaining.  There is not only no light at the end of the tunnel… there is no tunnel.

Chalk it up to experience.  Of course our departure will result in these places sinking further into the abyss, but our half-stepping insanity has only slowed their descent… it by no means has stopped it.

We should gather up all of those who served us and bring them here.  We should flatten every facility we built, destroy every weapon and vehicle… we should do now what we should have done from the start and destroy their ability to manufacture any illegal drugs (Afghan poppy fields appear to be under US protection) and come home.

Other countries who think they can tame the region are welcome to give it a shot.  We can keep it quarantined and let them blow each other to hell.  This time, however, we cannot abandon those who put their lives on the line because they believed in us.  We cannot afford another Vietnam-style outcome where those who believed us were abandoned… and in many instances, slaughtered.

If that becomes our permanent track record, soon, we’ll be running out of allies.

But it’s time to put an end to this.  Staying to prop up these corrupt, drug-producing mini-empires makes no sense.

End it now.  If there's terrorists to kill, then quit screwing around and kill them.

But it's time to come home.

In Flanders Fields

  In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.
Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

John McCrae, MD.  Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Local GOP: regardless of the outcome, they'll...

I wrote this before the election... just forgot to schedule it.

Those even remotely involved in local GOP politics are well aware that the last two years have been an abysmal disaster and the first thing we PCO's need to do is to erase any trace of any of them from party leadership.

Two years of trashing conservatives.  Two years of attacks, defamation (ironic when you consider that idiotic lawsuit Druggy Dave filed) threats, efforts to keep conservatives from any involvement in the party (aka "trespassing" certain people, including yours truly... as if they could actually do that) efforts to keep anyone they disagree with from being seated even if duly elected (again, me, for example) threats and the like and a horrific attack on conservative PCO's by the scum of the earth running the party now.

It's a shame that Gellatly and Mattila have no honor, integrity or decency.  It's a shame that Jesser would sell her soul to be able to make that cocktail GOP thing her sole focus. It's not surprising that Crain would be their spear-holder.

All of them have lied to protect they see as their power.  Mattila even has delusions of getting elected to national delegate so he can continue to lord it over everyone that he was the only Washington delegate for Trump... which doesn't make him any less of a scumbag.

So, here's the thing:  If the GOP does well (and I expect the GOP should do OK...even lowlife sock puppets like Hoff, whom I personally wouldn't allow to run an elevator for me, for example) the Cult will take all the credit.

They'll claim their signs, which were and are a colossal waste of money and time, Gellatly's constant bullshit about how great they are and how other counties and the state GOP wanting them and all that crap notwithstanding, made some sort of difference.

Well, historically, that's not true.

For example, in every race former State Senator Don Benton ever ran, he out-signed his opponent... usually, 2 to 1.  If the sign scam worked, in addition to his state senator role, he would have been elected to Congress, the US Senate and what was it, county assessor or something?

But he wasn't.  And signs that spout something vague and idiotic typically don't get it done.

That Gellatly takes credit for a larger turnout goes to his rampant narcissism and not to any political strategy, save for coming up with the signs as an excuse to fail to fund any candidates.

If things don't go as well as they should, Gellatly and his Cult of enablers, including Mattila, Jesser, Crain and Donnelly and a series of others will blame those opposed to the damage they've caused and our efforts to put a stop to it.

Yes, ladies and germs, it will be ALL OUR FAULT.  Because even though Gellatly knows as much about politics as he does sobriety, he is incapable of fault... like Der Fuhrer in the bunker he likes to inadvertently emulate.

I voted all Republican in this election.  I wrote in several Republicans including the Congressional race and the 18th District races, county auditor and the like.

But the reality is clear: the outcomes here were not impacted by signs.  But that won't stop them from telling us that waste of money was behind all of the success the GOP had, whatever that may be.