You know things... like which Senator is screwing which lobbyist... and I mean in the literal sense... and how that can... and frequently does... wind up getting US screwed.
Locally, we have our own corruption issues: it starts with the local party and heads upwards from there. A drugged out party chair has a cult following who would take a bullet for his sold- out, narcissistic, criminal ass... people who wouldn't hire him to work for them are doggedly defending this worthless turd who has shattered the local party and is doing so because of BIG money flying around... all while the democrats eat popcorn, unassailed by him at any level.
In the Legislature, the sellouts are obvious.
They run on issues, like Rivers ran on opposing the gas tax/tab fee increases that screwed us... only to vote for those same increases when the time came as well as voting for a budget that caused our property taxes to skyrocket... all while getting a new job working for a DEMOCRAT campaign firm,
There is no question this woman sold us all out. None.
Once instrumental in killing the CRC/Loot Rail scam, she's been equally instrumental in resurrecting it.
Blackmail? Pay offs? Political chits for down the road when a run for, say, Congress, is in the offing?
Do you... any of you reading this... believe she just woke up one day and had an epiphany, and she suddenly realized she'd been wrong all these years... that her opposition to these efforts to nail us was "misplaced?" That actually representing the will of the people she was elected to "represent" was somehow morally or ethically wrong?
Fat chance. Someone got to her and they got to her HARD.
Somebody... or a group of somebodies, owns her like the 13th Amendment was never passed. And there is no question that we have suffered for it as a result. Nor is there any question that we will suffer for it even more in the future with her scorched-earth policies of ignoring her constituents and simply doing what her downtown mafia masters tell her.
And that, of course, brings us to our worthless political waste of skin, Jaime Herrera.
YEARS in the Legislature and Congress... and she has accomplished.... what?
Nothing. No solutions for the cross-river transportation issues confronting us. Not even any demands to out the 200 plus colleagues of hers that she KNEW about for the last 14 years who used our taxpayer dollars to buy off their victims. A worthless, fake representative whose greatest accomplishment to date is to completely alienate the White House from EVER helping this district or the people in it.
Which brings me to this point of this post.
I've been seeing snippets of a series... a video series called "The Swamp."
It's about a group of newer members of Congress who are blowing the whistle on what's going on in DC.
For me, the importance of it extends beyond that... it's also a synopsis of how business is done in Olympia... and to a lesser extent, downtown Vancouver.
Of course, you won't see Herrera in any of these episodes speaking out against the system. She's a major part of the problem and no part of the solution.
I urge you: Go HERE. WATCH this series.
Prepare to become as sickened by all of this as I am. And KNOW that it infests EVERY element of politics at every level... and that all too few are withstanding this corruption or have withstood it.
BOTH parties are raping us. And people we know and foolishly trust(ed) are as guilty of corruption and selling us out as the worst politician that ever lived.
You NEED to watch this before EVERY election, not just the primary and the general election coming up.
There is no excuse for this. There are reasons for it, of course. They are, after all, but human. Play to their vanity (Boldt) get the goods on them (Rivers) acquiesce to their arrogance (The Wilsons) and become comfortable with a do-nothing dimbulb (Herrera) and we truly do have the government we deserve... and those most to blame?
Are those of us who put them there... and those of us who keep sending them back while expecting a different outcome.