Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Who is Clint Didier?

Prominent Republicans, including Sarah Palin and Ron Paul, are supporting Clint Didier, in his campaign bid to unseat 3-term incumbent US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA).

Just who is Clint Didier?
  • a graduate of Connell High School
  • attended Columbia Basin College and Portland State where he was a star football player
  • played professional football
  • presently has an alfalfa farm and runs an earth moving business, as well as coaches at Connell High School.
 His stated positions are:
  • Health care: "I will not support a federal government health care plan – period."
  • Immigration: "We need to revamp and revisit the guest worker program." 
  • Government: "If not authorized by the Constitution, it will be a NAY vote from me."
  • Foreign Policy: "I favor a non-interventionist philosophy. Let’s stop trying to spread 'democracy.'"
  • Gun Law: "I will never submit to, or support, any legislation seeking to undermine this essential right and protection of individual liberty."
  • Marriage Rights: "I believe marriage is between one man and one woman."
  • Women's Rights: "I am pro-life – from conception until natural death." 
  • Global Warming: "It is becoming increasingly clear much of our climate change data affecting public policy is not scientifically sound."
  • Energy: "We must drill for oil and do it now. We need to reduce stifling regulations that keep refineries from being built. We need to revitalize our nuclear energy industry."
  • Agriculture: "I believe it is time to begin backing the federal government out of farm subsidy programs and let farmers become self-sufficient."
  • The Economy: "I will introduce and support legislation seeking to reduce taxes and meddlesome bureaucratic regulations. I will not vote for any new taxes, or any increases in existing taxes."
Didier's blunt, angry rhetoric is music to Tea Party ears. One wonders if they even consider what he is saying; eliminate the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, the Environmental Protection Agency. He'd cut Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, and food stamps. Didier says people should take care of themselves. At a Tea Party forum in Bellingham, Washington in July he said, "We've got to get rid of this 'protecting the weak.' If we keep the weak alive all the time, it eats up the strong, and then our economy will never come back."

Nature…confers the master's right on her favorite child, the strongest in courage and industry ... The stronger must dominate and not blend with the weaker, thus sacrificing his own greatness.
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (1925-26), American Edition (1943), 134-5.
In William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1990), 86.

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