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ELECTION: Driscoll at odds with Republican platform

Letter by James T. Carender, Bremerton on July 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm with 6 Comments »
July 20, 2012 10:24 am

Sixth Congressional District candidate Bill Driscoll is at odds with at least two of his own “claimed” party’s platform planks at all levels – national, state and the counties of the 6th District. He has stated, for the record, he is for same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

A review of the Republican Party platforms of 6th District counties illustrates that the parties of most counties want marriage only between a man and a woman and agree that life is precious from conception to natural death. Curiously, Kitsap County Republicans removed the word “traditional” from their platform plank on marriage at their recent county convention.

The national Republican Party platform holds that: “Because our children’s future is best preserved within the traditional understanding of marriage, we call for a constitutional amendment that fully protects marriage as a union of a man and a woman, so that judges cannot make other arrangements equivalent to it.”

The Washington State Republican Party platform holds that: “Government’s responsibility is to uphold and respect traditional institutions, such as marriage between one man and one woman … and to defend the unalienable right of human life, from conception to natural death.”

Yes, Driscoll served his country in uniform. I served in uniform, as well. Yet service alone qualifies no one for public office. Nor does being a nice, wealthy person, born with a silver spoon, qualify anyone.

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  1. sandblower says:

    He sounds like a winner to me with those positions, but I will still vote for Mr. Kilmer. Republicans are always changing their minds on the issues to suit their base. Romney is a good case in point.

  2. I’m surprised that Mr. Driscoll made onto the Primary Ballot and doubt he will make it to the General Election.

  3. truthbusterguy says:

    The D’s hope you don’t vote for Driscoll so Kilmer will have an easy ride into congress. They want to distract republicans with social issues. Republicans must keep the eye on the prize and understand that it will take lots of money to beat Kilmer. We may not like all that is Bill Driscoll but we like 80% of what he says and stands for. Don’t forget the Ronald Reagan rule.

    Would you rather have another liberal tax and spend democrat and a fiscal responsible republican. For me the choice is simple. I will pull the trigger for Driscoll. The only republican running with any chance to beat Kilmer.

  4. Fiscally responsible Republican, very funny. They don’t make em any more, they just want to spend our money on their pet areas, war, oil and big pharma subsidies, bailouts to banks and wallstreet.

  5. truthbusterguy says:

    Elections are about a choice. Between the top two Driscoll is far more responsible. Kilmer will only do the bidding of his supporters in the unions, tribes and trial lawyers. Unless you write Kilmer a BIG check he doesn’t have time for you. This is proven by his no show at every political forum he has been invited to. He has been coached by Norm Dicks to stay in the shadows.

  6. aislander says:

    Pro-life people do more harm to their position by not supporting a pro-choice Republican who could win than by supporting a pro-life Republican who has no chance.

    The reasoning is very simple and very true: you don’t get to choose the Speaker (who sets the agenda) unless you have the majority. Speaker Boehner is pro-life.

    Freshmen congressmen don’t have clout and don’t set the agenda, but they DO vote for Speaker of the House…

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