Then and Now, Giving Thanks

WSRP Chairman Susan Hutchison sent out the following message on Wednesday November 23:

As our favorite American holiday arrives, I want to thank God that He continues to “shed his grace” on America and its citizens.  This year, I am particularly thankful that we have been given the gift of hope for the future of our country and our state.  And I am grateful for you and all you have meant to the work of our party.

Even as we celebrate our 45th President going forward, let’s look back to our first President, George Washington, and his words of thanksgiving.  We invite you to read and reflect upon President Washington’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation, printed below.

All of us at the WSRP wish you and your family a hopeful and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Proclamation Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and — Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
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Democrats: Disarray, Discouraged, Depressed, Defeated

WSRP Chairman Susan Hutchison sent out the following message on November 21:

Victory and defeat can be measured in a variety of ways.  The voters have spoken, and in the Washington State Democratic Party, many are expressing dismay over the failure of their party to make any gains despite spending millions more than the GOP.

The liberal SeattleMet.com reports that a “parade of Democratic Party precinct committee officers — ‘including supporters of both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton'” are circulating a petition which “reads as a clear rebuke of [the] current Washington State Democratic Party chair” and cites “recent state legislative losses” by the Democrats.

Among the signers of the petition are unsuccessful Democrat candidate for Secretary of State Tina Podlodowski and Democrat State Representative Luis Moscoso, both rejected by the voters this year.  The petititon states, in part:

“Now is not a time to pat ourselves on the back….  Instead we must seriously reflect on why we’re losing ground….  We have consistently lost seats in the State House for the past 10 years, and now cling to a one-vote majority.  Since 2013, Republicans have controlled the State Senate.  In this 2016 election, we lost countless county-level races across the state previously held by Democrats.  There is no excuse for this in a ‘blue’ state.  Sweeping this election under the rug and simply carrying on as we have been is a recipe for disaster.”

Yes, “disaster” says it well.  The State Democrats are in disarray, and the Democrat “D” now also stands for disunity, defeat, and decline.  The Democrats are divided, discouraged, depressed, and disappointed.

Thank you for all your work toward electing Donald Trump and our state’s great Republican candidates.  Next, in 2017, let’s continue to be one party, united across 39 counties, working to elect even more Republicans at every level of government.

Trump Transition: What You Need to Know!

(Updated December 9, 2016 to include information about the official website of the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee)

The excitement is building over the next two months as President-Elect Trump continues to choose his team and Republicans make plans for the Inauguration.

Here’s what you need to know about the Trump Transition and the Inauguration:

PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION TEAM:
The official website of the Presidential Transition Team is https://www.greatagain.gov/

Follow the Trump Transition on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Transition2017/ or on Twitter (@transition2017) at https://twitter.com/transition2017

To sign up for Trump Transition email alerts, go to https://apply.ptt.gov/email/

SHARE YOUR IDEAS FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:
To provide feedback and suggestions for the Trump Administration, go to https://apply.ptt.gov/yourstory/

WORK FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
To apply for a job in the Trump administration, go to https://apply.ptt.gov

ATTEND THE INAUGURATION (FRIDAY JANUARY 20)
Each member of the House and Senate gets a limited number of tickets to the swearing-in ceremony.  To get tickets, contact the D.C. office of your House member or Senator.

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE
Official website of the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC).  Sign up to receive the latest inauguration ceremony news and event information: https://www.58pic2017.org/

Follow the PIC on Twitter (@TrumpInaugural) at https://twitter.com/TrumpInaugural

JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
Official website of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), which is responsible for the planning and execution of the swearing-in ceremonies and the luncheon for the Inauguration of the President of the United States at the U.S. Capitol.  For updates concerning the inaugural platform, luncheon, and ceremonies, go to http://www.inaugural.senate.gov/

Follow the JCCIC Transition on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JCCIC/ or on Twitter (@jccic) at https://twitter.com/jccic

Thank you for all your work toward electing Donald J. Trump!

Winning

Last week’s election results indicate important Republican victories on many levels….

NATIONWIDE: Donald Trump won a clear victory over Hillary Clinton, and most important, it was a huge win for the American people. The GOP maintained control of both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House.  Our state’s four Republican members of Congress – Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dave Reichert, Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Dan Newhouse – were all easily re-elected.  Republicans now control an all-time high of 68 out of 98 state legislative chambers (our State Senate is still one of them).  And 33 of the nation’s 50 governors are Republican.

STATEWIDE: Secretary of State Kim Wyman was re-elected, carrying 36 of 39 counties and winning with a margin more than ten times greater than in 2012!  And for the first time since the 1950s, our state has a Republican State Treasurer as Duane Davidson received over 58% of the vote.

STATE LEGISLATURE: Despite the Democrats’ efforts and money, Republicans will maintain majority control of the State Senate, providing an important check on Governor Jay Inslee.  Some races are still to be decided in the State House, but we took over one seat previously held by the Democrats and are expecting another when the votes are counted.

As more results are tabulated, we will keep you posted.

Veterans Day 2016

Today, on Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have served our nation.  Our veterans and their families have sacrificed to protect and defend the freedoms we cherish as Americans: the right to vote, religious liberty, free speech.

Our veterans deserve to be treated as heroes.  Honor the vets you know by calling them today and thanking them for their service!

As President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted: “Today we express our deepest gratitude to all those who have served in our armed forces.”

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Your Supreme Decision

Your vote impacts the Supreme Court in Washington State and the nation.  Never has it been more important to vote Republican than now!

More than ever, our hearts cry out for JUSTICE.  Lady Justice wears a blindfold as a symbol that we are all equal under the law.  It is the rule of law that separates civilized countries from the others.  It is the fair application of laws that allows all people to rise.  Under no form of justice should interests or individuals be above the law.  Do you agree?

Then vote for these three State Supreme Court Justices:

David DeWolf
Greg Zempel
Dave Larson

And remember that your vote for President will determine the Supreme Court for generations to come.

It is your supreme duty as a citizen to vote.

Re-Elect Kim Wyman!

REMINDER: Your vote is crucial – mail in your ballot ASAP (it must be postmarked no later than Tuesday November 8).

In the race for Secretary of State, compare the candidates:

SECRETARY OF STATE KIM WYMAN (REPUBLICAN):
* A proven record: more than 20 years administering elections
* Fought to keep our Presidential Primary – and has proposed moving it to an earlier date
* Proposed a plan to block non-citizens from voting
* Endorsed by the Seattle Times, Tri-City Herald, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Tacoma News Tribune, The Columbian, Everett Herald, The Olympian, Yakima Herald, Spokesman-Review, Wenatchee World, and Daily Sun
* Endorsed by 60 state and local election officials

FORMER SEATTLE COUNCIL MEMBER TINA PODLODOWSKI (DEMOCRAT):
* No election experience
* No endorsements from county election auditors
* Extreme left-wing agenda: supports a State Income Tax
* Proposed breaking the law by canceling our Presidential Primary and disenfranchising voters
* According to The Olympian, “[Podlodowski] has made statements that show a misunderstanding of how elections work.”

It’s a CLEAR CHOICE – vote for KIM WYMAN, the most popular elected official in Washington state!

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RNC Statement On Hillary Clinton Asking Her Maid To Print Out Classified Emails

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on reports that Hillary Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out emails containing classified information:

“We’ve known for months that Hillary Clinton egregiously mishandled classified information and jeopardized national security by setting up a secret email server but the revelations she asked her maid to print out classified material at her home gives the word reckless a whole new meaning. Asking someone with absolutely no security clearance to handle some of America’s most sensitive information is a recipe for disaster, and many have faced serious repercussions for far less. Americans going to vote on Tuesday should hold Clinton accountable for her pattern of dangerous and unethical behavior, and all the lies she has told to evade accountability for it.”

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Last minute help with your ballot: Watch this helpful video!

LAST CHANCE REMINDER: Your vote is crucial – mail in your ballot ASAP (it must be postmarked no later than Tuesday November 8).

Wondering how to vote on the state candidates, judges, initiatives, and more?  Here’s what people are saying about the WSRP 2016 Video Voters Guide:

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J.A.: Just what I needed to cast my vote for best State Supreme Court, Superintendent of Public Instruction and the initiatives….

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Fill out your ballot, step by step, as you watch this informative and handy 8-minute WSRP Video Voter’s Guide. To watch the video, click on the image below:

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Inslee’s petulant, childish behavior…

The race for governor has tightened, and Jay Inslee is panicking as Republican candidate Bill Bryant closes in.  

Both Inslee and Bryant were invited to a campaign forum sponsored by the City Club of Tacoma.  After Bryant spoke, Inslee refused to proceed with the event while Bryant was seated on the panel.  

Watch the video with the empty chair by clicking on the image below:

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And here’s the email that proves Bill was supposed to stay at the table:  

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How silly is the incompetent Jay Inslee?  He’s the governor who can’t govern.  It’s time to fire Jay and elect Bill Bryant!




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