Seattle Mayor Needs An Education

BELLEVUE, WA, February 22 – The Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, Susan Hutchison, released the following statement:

“This week I attended a meeting of college administrators and funders at which Seattle Mayor Ed Murray made this preposterous statement: ‘Most of the Republicans in the State Senate do not have college degrees…’ which is why, he claimed, the state’s investment in higher education has declined over the past decades.

“Mr. Mayor, go to the blackboard and write ‘I will not tell a lie’ 100 times!

“FACT: The Democrats, not the Republicans have been in control of Washington State’s education funding for the past 30 years.  For most of that era (during which Ed Murray also served 18 years as a legislator), the Democrats controlled the House and the Senate in total support of their Democratic governors.  The skyrocketing cost of college tuition, the lax efforts to prepare our K-12 kids for college and jobs, and the rising power of the state’s education unions (to the detriment of student-learning), all fall squarely on the shoulders of the Democrats!

“FACT: The Majority Coalition Caucus, which gave control of the Senate to Republicans in 2013, froze college tuition last year for the first time in 30 years, and put $1 billion into education – without raising taxes.  This year, Senate Republicans are working on another unprecedented investment in K-12 and are reversing the Democrats’ years of defunding higher ed.

“But what about the Mayor’s assertion that ‘MOST’ of the Republicans in the Senate don’t have college degrees? The mayor gets an ‘F’ in arithmetic.

“FACT: 19 of the 26 members of the caucus have college degrees, and 13 have advanced degrees.  Republicans have degrees in math, physics, ocean engineering, environmental policy, public administration, economics, electrical engineering, pharmacy, business and law.  Prestigious schools such as Harvard, the Wharton School at Penn, the Air Force and Naval Academies, and (of course) Washington’s top universities, are alma maters of our GOP State Senators.  Those without college degrees have AA degrees and professional certifications.  And certainly there is room in our representative government for some elected officals who didn’t finish college but are fighting for that opportunity for others.

“Don’t  be a dunce, Mr. Mayor.  When it comes to education, the GOP stands with students, parents and the taxpayers who foot the bills!”

Wise Words From Abraham Lincoln

February 12, 2015: Today we celebrate the 206th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, our nation’s first Republican president.  Lincoln’s view of government is certainly still relevant today.  Here is a sample:

“The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves – in their separate, and individual capacities.  In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere.”

Regarding government debt, Lincoln said, “It is a system, not only ruinous while it lasts, but one that must soon fail and leave us destitute. As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from – so must it be with a government.”

Today, we not only remember Lincoln, we not only celebrate Lincoln – we also work to promote and spread the Republican Party message of economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and freedom.

2016 Presidential Survey (January 2015)

In January 2015, we conducted an online 2016 Presidential Survey.  The final results of the January 2015 survey are indicated below.  To receive information about future surveys, CLICK HERE to sign up online, or text ‘WSRP’ to (206) 259-1936.

Here are the final straw poll results as of Saturday night January 31:

Ben Carson 823
Scott Walker 333
Mitt Romney 200
Ted Cruz 153
Rand Paul 149
Jeb Bush 60
Mike Huckabee 59
Marco Rubio 45
Rick Perry 40
Trey Gowdy 36
Bobby Jindal 32
Allen West 28
Ron Paul 25
Sarah Palin 24
John Kasich 21
Condoleeza Rice 21
Undecided 21
Chris Christie 20
Paul Ryan 19
Susana Martinez 13
Newt Gingrich 12
Rick Santorum 11
Others (scattered and write-in) 65

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