Monday, August 23, 2010

Tea Party Activists Endorse Dino Rossi

The following is the text of a letter signed by Tea Party activists from around the state, endorsing Dino Rossi for U.S. Senate in the general election, and urging unity in support of his campaign:

Monday August 23, 2010

Tea Party Activists Endorse Dino Rossi

In the race for U.S. Senate in the state of Washington, the choice is clear. We support Dino Rossi against the incumbent Democrat Patty Murray.

In the primary, some of us voted for Paul Akers or Clint Didier, and some of us voted for Dino Rossi. But we are now all united in supporting the election of Dino Rossi.

Patty Murray has been in office for 18 years - it's way past time for her to receive a pink slip. Dino Rossi offers a sharp contrast to the tax and spend policies supported by Patty Murray. And, in 2010, Patty Murray (who ranks #4 in the Democratic Senate leadership) is more vulnerable than ever.

Dino Rossi is for repealing Obamacare, and replacing it with common-sense proposals "that give power to patients and doctors not government and insurance companies" and that"will actually lower health insurance costs, improve access to a greater variety of health insurance plans, and give people choice in picking their doctors."

Dino Rossi says:

"Our national debt topped $13 trillion this year. If Congress keeps spending your money at this unprecedented pace, our national debt will reach $19.6 trillion by 2015. Both Republicans and Democrats are guilty of running up our nation's credit card without considering how they're going to pay the bill. Congress is putting our economic future in jeopardy by continuing to spend money they don't have. Washington families have to make tough budget decisions every day to live within their means, and it's time for Congress to do the same."

Dino Rossi has signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge, and he has signed the grassroots Contract From America. He has been endorsed by Senator Tom Coburn and Senator Jim DeMint, two of the most fiscally conservative members of the U.S. Senate.

Those of us who supported other candidates in the primary are, of course, disappointed that our favorite candidate did not make it past to the general election. But we unite to support Dino Rossi as absolutely superior in comparison to Patty Murray - even though he may not have been our initial favorite.

None of us (even those of us who supported Dino Rossi in the primary) necessarily agree with him on every issue. After all, we don't necessarily agree with each other on everything either!

In a way, that is the most important point. We are Tea Party activists, advocates of liberty and defenders of the U.S. Constitution. We are committed to repeal of Obamacare, limited government, lower taxes, and reduced spending - but we don't always agree with each other on every issue.

We've united together in Tea Party rallies and townhall protests. We've marched together in the nation's capital. We've worked together to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Now, we join forces to repeal and replace Patty Murray, and to elect Dino Rossi as our next U.S. Senator. We urge you to join us!

(*) personal endorsement only; organization listed for identification purposes only

Keli Carender ("Liberty Belle"), Seattle -; organizer, February 2009 Presidents' Day Porkulus Protest; Seattle Sons and Daughters of Liberty(*)

Jeremy Jasman, Bellingham - State Chair for Washington State Young Republicans(*); President of Whatcom County Young Republicans(*); volunteer organizer for Akers campaign

Dave Kasold, Bothell - King County Tea Party activist; national Tea Party newsletter editor; supported Didier in primary

Dan Michael, Woodinville - volunteer for Coday Senate campaign; organizer, Puget Sound Conservative Underground(*)

Melissa Milam, Kennewick - supported Didier in primary; Tea Party activist

Sally Oljar, Seattle - Co-Coordinator, Seattle Sons and Daughters of Liberty(*); National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots(*)

Jeff Patton, Shoreline - volunteer for Coday Senate campaign; organizer, Shoreline Caucus(*)

Pat Tarzwell, Shelton - Assistant State Director, (Patriotic Resistance)(*)

Steve Beren, Seattle - former campaign manager of Coday Senate campaign; Tea Party activist

(*) personal endorsement only; organization listed for identification purposes only

Cross-posted at Red County


Adding on a little extra from me, personally. I think it was Mark Levin who wrote (I'm paraphrasing here): If the compromise moves you toward liberty, freedom and prosperity for all, then it's a good compromise. If it moves you away from those goals, it's a bad compromise.

People may feel like Dino isn't perfect, but I most definitely think he will move us in the direction we want to go, whereas a Patty Murray victory will result in another giant step backward away from our goals of liberty and prosperity for all. She's already shown her true colors - a far leftist who has no interest in hearing from those with whom she disagrees. Patty Murray is an ideologue and Dino Rossi is a businessman who will help us get our fiscal house in order.

I sincerely hope that Didier's supporters will see that this "compromise" moves us closer to our goals and that sitting out the election all but assures a Murray win.


  1. I have not seen any response on this site to the argument for Obama's stimulus policy -- that the financial meltdown of 2008 was particularly dangerous, being centered in the country's banking system, and that only the government is able to replenish the vanished wealth in order to make credit available again. The purpose of the stimulus package, in other words, is to replace vanished capital so that capitalism can function again. The argument also points to the fact that the great depression was triggered by a crisis in the banking system unnervingly similar to the crisis of 2008. No one believes that the big deficits were are running currently can be sustained, but some believe that we must continue to run them for a couple more years, in order to avoid being sucked down the deflationary spiral into full scale depression (which most Americans alive today have no personal experience of).

    That's the argument. It may be flawed. But what are the flaws? I've read nothing on this site except denunciations of big spending and big government -- as if Obama loved these things for their own sweet sakes. Would be interested to hear the Tea Party's critique of the view of the meltdown stated in my first paragraph above.

  2. David Koch along with others of his ilk to include some of the worst our nation has ever produced has created this monstrosity the tea party. Liberty Belle, What you have to say cannot be what you feel in your heart. Your speech is far too tame for your prejudices, bigotry and willingness to kill our nations children. Most sad of all you risk nothing. All
    you tea baggers are to be pittied.


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