"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men."

- Samuel Adams

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Republicans Applaud Democrat Legislators

As reported in the January 6 issue of The Daily World, Democrat lawmakers from the 19th and 24th districts voiced unanimous opposition to the Wild Olympics Campaign at the delegation's annual legislative send-off on January 5. The campaign is supported by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Norm Dicks.

The Grays Harbor Republican Party opposed the campaign as early as last spring. Citing concerns related to private property rights and intrusive, expansive government, the GHRP Central Committee voted unanimously to endorse the efforts of Working Wild Olympics, a coalition of timber interests and outdoor enthusiasts that has led the fight against the campaign's "government land grab."

We applaud Dean Takko, Kevin Van de Wege, Steve Tharinger, Brian Hatfield, Jim Hargrove and Brian Blake for joining Grays Harbor Republicans in our opposition to Wild Olympics. We also commend Commissioner Herb Welch for his stand against the campaign even though Commissioners Willis and Wilson continue to waffle.

While Grays Harbor Republicans have been lauded for showing "backbone" on this issue, Grays Harbor Democrats haven't yet found their spines. The Daily World also reported that "Blake led some Democrats - including Takko and Hatfield - to a meeting of the Grays Harbor Democrats in hopes of getting the Democrats to approve a resolution opposing the Wild Olympics proposal." Instead, Grays Harbor Democrats opted to "table" the issue because it "was not on the agenda."

Dems, if you need help finding a good chiropractor, just give us a holler.

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