The Impossible Choice Facing Oregon Republican Voters This Year

The Impossible Choice Facing Oregon Republican Voters This Year

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Show Summary: Most Republicans believe voting for any Republican is better than any Democrat. Find out why Knute Buehler, running for Oregon’s governor, could be the exception to the rule. Plus: Leftist billionaire’s secret, off-book army in states attorneys general offices. Including right here in Oregon.

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Original Air Dates: September 15 & 16, 2018 | Guests: Chris Horner & Chuck Wiese

The One Exception to “Always Vote Republican”…?

Like most conservative Republicans, we have always believed you’ll get more of what you want by voting for any Republican iver any Democrat. But on this week’s show, tune in to hear why voting for Knute Buehler, running for Oregon’s governor, could be the exception to the rule.

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This will be a challenging show for listeners because conservative Republicans face an impossible question this election. Is it still better to vote for a Republican candidate if that candidate could do real long-term damage to the Republican party and to Oregon?

In other words, does the maxim, “Always vote for the Republican” still hold if the Republican candidate is actually worse than the Democrat?

Exposed: Billionaires’ Secret Operatives in States AG Offices

As if an potentially untrustworthy Republican candidate for Oregon governor wasn’t bad enough… Add to that worry, the startling revelation that Leftist billionaires are secretly placing operatives in attorneys general offices all across America. Including right here in Oregon.

It’s one bad choice on top of another.

Knute Buehler – Never Knute?

We’re sure the “Never Trumpers” will try to claim this is exactly the same situation they were in a few years back. (Knever Knute?) But it’s not, of course.

The “Never Trump” movement (which Knute was a proud member of, we might add) was a case of so-called “conservatives” opposing Trump for irrational reasons. The Never Trumpers opposed Trump despite Trump running on Conservative values. And conservative tax policies. And a strong Second Amendment defense. Oh, and pro life. Not to mention he opposed global warming. Was for border control and legal immigration. Plus, he pushed for conservative judges.  He was — or should have been—a conservatives dream.

But they just opposed him because he was Trump.

The election in Oregon, however, is a case of a “Republican” candidate pushing Democrat ideals: a carbon tax. (Not to mention being very pro-abortion. And a host of other progressive social issues.) Trump never pushed Democrat policies. That’s why this is different.

The Problem: Knute Buehler’s Carbon Tax

A carbon tax opens the door in Oregon to a potential tax to raise up to $17 billion dollars.  Knute has said he’s for a carbon tax. After claiming (conveniently) during the primary that he was against it. (See Knute Buehler’s op-ed in The Oregonian, Oct. 22, 2017.)

The Danger: Knute Buehler’s Convenient Flip on a Carbon Tax

Just weeks after he won the Republican primary for Oregon’s governor, Knute Buehler suddenly announced that he thinks a carbon tax would be a good idea. What?

A carbon tax will be a killer to businesses, do nothing to affect “climate change,” and spend billions of dollars that will end up in the hands of the Democrats. How does any “Republican” not know this?

To see what will happen to the state and to the Republican party, look no further than what happened in California after “Republican” Governor Schwarzenegger passed their carbon tax. Tens of thousands of businesses left the state. California is now nearly $100 billion in debt. And the once proud Californian Republican party is in shambles and can’t stop anything the Democrats.

Chuck Wiese: Why Republicans Can’t Trust Knute Buehler

Our first guest is Chuck Wiese, a meteorologist and global warming debunker.  Chuck discusses why, despite being a life-long Republican, he is considering actively opposing Knute.

But there’s a real strategy at play here that will challenge your thinking.

Chuck exposes that, when you really start pushing “scientists” who claim to believe in global warming and challenge their facts, they have to admit that even if we do everything they say we have to do, it won’t really affect anything.

So why is Knute supporting a carbon tax? Why has he flipped on this? Is it just a ploy? But if so, how do you know which Knute to believe? Do you take a risk and hope for the best?

Tune in to hear the reasons why not voting Republican may actually be the better long-term choice—if Knute can’t be forced to come around.

Leftist Billionaires Secretly Placing Staff in State AG Offices

To start our conversation, we welcome first time guest, Chris Horner, a Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) that was sued by a State’s Attorney General a few years ago simply because CEI didn’t support the idea of global warming.

Since then, Chris has completed two extensive research reports that has uncovered “special assistant attorneys” being secretly placed in states’ Attorneys General and Governor’s offices without any oversight from legislators or voters.  All of this “off book” and hidden from the public and designed to enforce the will of Leftist billionaires.

Like Michael Bloomberg. Who is pushing global warming by creating this shadow government in states across the nation — and it’s happening right here in Oregon.

CEI’s Chris Horner Exposes Billionaires Operatives in States’ AGs

Listen to our guest Chris Horner and the evidence they have gathered through court filings and discovery, including e-mails that reveal how these billionaires are actively trying to undermine the voters and how the AGs are trying to hide all of this from the public.

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Links Mentioned

Chris Horner (Segments 1 – 3)

CEI Report – Leftist Billionaires’ Privately Fund State Attorney General Offices to Advance Climate Change Legal Positions (Competitive Enterprise Institute, Aug. 29, 2018)

CEI Report Details Leftist Billionaires’ Scheme to Privately Fund Governors’ Offices to Push Partisan Climate Change Agenda(Competitive Enterprise Institute, Sept. 11, 2018)

Chuck Wiese (Segments 4 – 6)

Knute Buehler’s convenient carbon tax lie:

  • During the Republican primary, Knute said he was against the carbon tax. (Knute’s op-ed inThe Oregonian, Oct, 22, 2017)
    • Note: Knute’s campaign staff is now trying to claim he didn’t mean he was against a carbon tax, he was just against Kate Brown being the one to do it
  • The flip: after he won the primary, Knute suddenly reversed his stance on a carbon tax: ““While skeptical of major new spending, Buehler says he is open to increased taxes on electronic and regular cigarettes to pay for budget items like health care, and also to a carbon tax, although not to the Democrats’ cap and trade proposal.” What? Why didn’t he mention he wanted a carbon tax during the primary? (“State Rep. Knute Buehler to challenge Gov. Kate Brown,” Register-Guard, May 16th, 2018)

But wait, there’s more:Buehler on Clean Energy Jobs: Which is it? (Democrat Party of Oregon)

Related Links & Info

  • Knute thinks parties need more control over who can run on their ticket. (Except Knute was lamenting the inability of the Independent Party of Oregon to let him on their ticket, not anything to do with Republicans having more control.) But we agree! Republicans definitely need to have more control over who can and can’t wear the Republican label
  • Dems for Knute? (Oregonian, August 2018)
  • Political scientist: Follow the money for governor (Newberg Graphic, July 19, 2018)
  • Knute’s Background and his position on a carbon tax — from own his website
    • “Buehler, whom Robbins called “a thoughtful, bipartisan pragmatist,” would also support a revenue-neutral carbon tax to stimulate demand for green energy but not a cap-and-invest bill that reeks of “crony capitalism.” He wants to see the LNG natural-gas export terminal come online in Coos Bay and to help rural communities create value-added timber products. For him, the biggest problem in Oregon government is the inefficient muck created by one party in power for so long.”
      • NOTE: “Revenue neutral” means merely shifting who’s paying it (lower taxes on one person while raising taxes on another)
  • Rep. Knute Buehler Says He’s Pro-Choice. Pro-Choice Groups Say He’s Not. (Willamette Week, May 23, 2018)
  • Knute Buehler’s record, basic info, etc. (via Ballotpedia)

5 Replies to “The Impossible Choice Facing Oregon Republican Voters This Year”

  1. This frightens me to my core. God. Is Knute Buehler a dem plant? I was always suspicious of that guy and never wanted him in the first place

  2. Knute Buehler just LOOKS like a socialist. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit if he was a friggin plant. Maybe one of those lefty billionaires you mentioned planted him? #DeepState

  3. Excellent opening comments by Mark. Just stunning, not surprising, but stunning re the operatives in the office of AG. Surely this will be challenged. Second half, with Chuck, was excellent, too. Such good, and thought provoking comments, and questions. You two make a great team. Also if Knute did as Chuck suggested, and said he didn’t have all and accurate info, withdraws his support of a carbon tax, and allows Chuck to help his campaign, with facts, that would give him some credibility. As it is he has zero credibility, because he’s lied so much, who knows what he will do, if elected.

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