Weeks have flown by where these clowns have had it all their own way. GOP turn coats like Kimsey and Van Nortwick have been useful tools for the democrats and Steve Stuart, who is desperately clinging to them to provide a veneer of fake bipartisanship on the ClarkBackward scam... an effort to undo the will of the people expressed at the polls.
Early last year, the GOP backhanded then Commissioner Marc Boldt, who, while masquerading as a Republican had, in fact, been voting against the people of this county in lock step with his fellow democrat, Steve Stuart.
They kicked him out, in effect, to much idiocy and hypocrisy from both the local democrat daily and the local lying leftists.about how their tent is so big, and how political treason of the variety exhibited by Boldt for several years was tolerated nicely by the fringe-left nutters infesting us.
Sure it is.
Just ask Sens. Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon.
The democrats are even going so far as to use former Chair Mike Gaston for their purposes, this from the local democrat swindle sheet published just this month:
What’s our plan for regaining lost ground?Volume 22, Issue 8Serving Democrats with News and OpinionAugust 2013
At a recent meeting of the fledgling local political action group Team ClarkForward (aka ClarkBackward) Mike Gaston, former chief of the local Republican Party, couldn’t help but boast a little. He noted that when he first became head of the Grand Old Party 23 years ago, Clark County was Democratic.
Every partisan office in the county building from the board of commissioners to the sheriff’s department was held by a Democrat. Among the nine legislators representing parts of Clark County in Olympia, Sen. Hal Zimmerman of Camas was the only Republican. The county had been represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by a long string of Democrats from Julia Butler Hansen to Jolene Unsoeld. The county had supported a similar string of Democratic governors and was always solidly among the hefty majorities that kept on sending Warren Magnuson and Henry “Scoop” Jackson back to the U.S. Senate.There should be a cost to the players for this: they want the benefits and sheen of GOP membership, but none of the responsibilities.
Since Gaston became the leader, the minority party has become the majority. He estimated that the county that was just 40 percent Republican in 1990 is now 54 percent Republican.
At least the old regime of the GOP had the guts to, finally, act. And how'd that work out for the guy they kicked to the curb?
Maybe Boldt should have listened, since had he done so, he'd still be called "commissioner."