From The Chairman's Desk- December 14, 2014

I would have... voted with the Democrats!

How in the world did we go from overwhelming victory just a few weeks ago to caving in on the President’s unconstitutional demands this week?  Every Washington State Republican Congressperson voted in favor of the bloated spending bill.  Washington Democrats voted against it (Adam Smith missed the vote).  I would have voted with the Democrats.  Or at least I would have voted with these Republicanshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJQBOeR8NoQ.  Also voting NO were other Republicans I personally wish our Washington State delegation would emulate, including Amash, Massie, Brat, Gowdy, Jones & McClintock.  

 

 

I got seriously involved in politics six years ago because we were $9 Trillion in debt and I realized our elected servants (Democratic or Republican) had no courage to confront it.  Incredibly, they have doubled that immoral debt in just the past six years to its current $18T.  Yes, I’ve heard of the 11thcommandment, but I'm just a volunteer and I did not get involved to become buddies with the political class.

What is your hot button issue?  Whether it is abortion, immigration, Obamacare, unconstitutional wars, Agenda 21 or a million other things, we need each other.  We cannot be expert on every subject.  Even if you are a big government Republican (I don’t understand the concept, but there is plenty of evidence that you exist) we want you to participate.  We need civil conversation to attempt to understand each other.

The Clark County Republican Party will be electing officers on January 8th.  If I am re-elected I hope to spend 2015 discussing with you the proper role of government and the structure of the Republican Party.  I would like to see creative efforts to celebrate the founding of our country integrating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta http://magnacarta800th.com/ on June 15th and other milestone dates during the year.  I would love to hear your ideas.

If any of this is of interest to you, please join us December 30th for our Night Before New Year's Eve Dinner And Fundraiser and then let’s start 2015 working together on issues that matter.   We do not have to agree on every topic, but we will be effective if we support each other in our areas of agreement.

 

 Coming Events
The events listed may or may not be organized, sponsored or endorsed by the CCRP.  If you have events that you would like to see listed, please direct them to Media@ClarkRepublicans.com

WSRP ANNUAL BANQUET--RHAPSODY IN RED December 17th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Keynote speaker RNC Chairman Reince Priebus speaking on the GOP’s plans to win in 2016.  Celebrity emcee George Nethercutt.
VIP Reception with Photo Line: 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm.  General Reception: 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm.  Dinner & Program: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  Attire: Holiday cocktail/black tie optional.  VIP Reception/Photo with Chairman Priebus & Dinner: $500/person.  General Reception & Dinner: $200/person ($2,000 per table).  For questions, please contact Kaitlin at kaitlinvintertun@wsrp.org.  To register, go to http://www.wsrp.org/annualdinner2014

NIGHT BEFORE NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER AND FUNDRAISER December 30th, 6:30pm
The Old Spaghetti Factory 730 SE 160th Ave, Vancouver
Join your fellow Clark County Republicans for dinner and social time to discuss successes of the year, or just make a date night out of it and come enjoy dinner with like-minded friends.  Remember, it’s not on New Year's Eve, it’s the night before: Tuesday, December 30, 2014.  This is our final fundraiser for the year.  Let's celebrate our successes and look forward to what's next!  $30 per seat tickets here. For info contact KatjaDelavar@clarkrepublicans.com · 

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE--CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT SCHOOL January 26th – 29th
Arlington, VA
We need to build our bench so that in 2015 & beyond we have more first-rate candidates to support.  If you have ever considered running for office, this would be a great place to start.  Except for airfare and housing, the cost is minimal.  Online classes are available, too.  Click here for details. 

Opportunities to Serve Your Community

Ten Clark County positions still available.  Please go to this page which lists all the boards & committees.  The Current Vacancies are in the box on the right side.  

Each of the eight cities in Clark County also have opportunities to serve.  You can find links to all the city websites here.  Click on the city name to go to their website where you can search for opportunities.

Feel free to contact me.  I am available to you any time,

Kenny Smith
Chairman
Clark County Republican Party
360-521-8565 
KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com


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  • commented 2014-12-17 12:08:11 -0800
    I think we will have a chance to alter things after the new congress and senate take their seats. That being said, I believe after today’s revelation on normalizing relations with Cuba, that we will be in a real fight with the President.