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  •  In the state of Washington (3+ / 0-)
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    jung123, FrankRose, meagert

    it was the last straw. In 1994 We were still  dealing with a 40% unemployment rate in some parts Rural Washington due to Bill Clintons decision to allow the export of raw logs that had previously cut here in our sawmills. Speaker of the house Tom Foley did nothing.

    On this issue we had gotten a "Trust us things will be alot better this way" from both Bill Clinton and Tom Foley they lied. This was followed by a lot of "Stupid redneck" style bashing by environmentalists while people with no hope were committing suicide so their families could have their life insurance.

    Many who hadn't hunted since they were kids had to take it up again simply because they needed to try to make ends meet on a quarter of what they had once made.

    Then he got on board with the assualt weapons ban against his districts express wishes. He became the lightening rod for our anger.

    Now we are hyper sensitive to anyone who goes against the wishes of the district that votes them in.

    The gun debate has torn open some really bad wounds here. My neighbors are fleeing for the far right once again. These same people were fledgling democrats in November. It will not matter what is said and what the policy is they will not trust it. They have been lied to one to many times and the democrats are no longer credible in their eyes.

    I am just thankful our governer is newly elected and has 4 years for this to die down.

    It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is not what he has -Henry Ward Beecher

    by PSWaterspirit on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:46:09 AM PST

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