Governor Jay Inslee’s “science” on re-opening the state’s economy is nearly always determined by who has contributed to his campaigns.
This week’s Newsmaker Interview is with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. McMorris Rodgers has represented the 5th Congressional District in Eastern Washington since 2004. We are appreciative of the Congresswoman’s time as she responds to our questions on a variety of issues. On the coronavirus outbreak, McMorris Rodgers shares her thoughts on encouraging Governor Inslee to reverse his orders on commercial construction, why she voted against Nancy Pelosi’s recent wasteful and partisan $3 trillion package, what she is doing to help rural health facilities and farmers, and how Congress will need to adapt to new health guidelines. She also provides our readers with her insight on the Snake River dams and assisting those with special needs. (Shift)
In responding to legitimate concerns from Washington residents who want to the state to move quicker to safely re-opening the economy, Governor Inslee insulted their views by stating these people must want all people over 60 to die. Yet, the Group Lead of Inslee’s partisan “Public Health and Health Care System Community Leaders Group,” Brian Cladoosby, is a Swinomish leader and the tribe is defying Governor Inslee’s orders by reopening its Anacortes casino and allowing hundreds of people to gather and gamble. (FYI – Skagit County has not been cleared by Governor Inslee to move to Phase II, never mind allowing crowds of over a hundred to gather.) Inslee has previously shown his support for tribal casinos opening by stating, “I hope that they are very, very successful.” The incredible hypocrisy is brain-numbing. The governor wishes his campaign contributors financial success while they defy his orders, but claims a small store owner (who doesn’t contribute to Inslee’s campaigns) wants to kill all senior citizens. (Q13’s The Divide, Safe Start Advisory Group Members, GoSkagit, Seattle Times
Embattled Employment Security Department’s Commissioner obtained her current post based solely on one factor – she raised money for Democrat candidates. The New York Times revealed Suzan LeVine had raised $2.3 million for Barrack Obama’s campaigns and the Center for Responsive Politics says she raised over $400,000 for other Democrat candidates. With an expensive re-election campaign coming up, Governor Inslee is not going to fire someone with these fundraising connection, even if she is responsible for costing taxpayers “hundreds of millions of dollars” and not delivering promised financial relief to thousands of Washington State residents. (MyNorthwest)
Todd Myers of the Washington Policy Center followed up on his recent Wall Street Journal article by appearing on Fox News to discuss how the Left is weakening “science” with its political rhetoric. By falsely claiming their views are based on “science,” they are like the boy who cried wolf in that the public has become cynical when real science is used. (Laura Ingram Show and Wall Street Journal)
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Quick Note from Shift
Note: The Shift offices have had limited access to internet today. Thus, we have a slightly abbreviated version of our Daily Briefing. We apologize, but we hope you find our few items interesting – especially our exclusive interview with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Have a nice weekend, and stay safe!