SoundPolitics.com vaulted into the forefront of Washington State Republican consciousness back in 2004 with founder Stefan Sharkansky’s excellent research on the election fraud that Christine Gregoire used to steal the governor’s office from Dino Rossi that year. Stefan’s research was exceptional and his writing outstanding.
How the mighty have fallen.
During the Rossi period, despite (or perhaps because of) what was, even then, his unabashed social liberalism, Stefan began to be regarded as a “conservative” spokesman by the Statist Media (Times, P-I, et al).
Then, in recent years, as Stefan pulled back from daily writing and research we saw, first, the ascendency of left-wing “Republicrat” Eric Earling, a Bush-era employee of the unConstitutional Federal Department of Education. Earling put up endless articles but was, himself, neither socially nor fiscally conservative. And, now that “the Earring,” presumably, had to find a real job (with the Democrats controlling Federal patronage) the SoundPolitics torch has passed again.
Now we see regular posts by, of all people, Mark Griswold (Formerly “Full Contact Politics”). Mark is no stranger to King County Republicans. He has, for years, been a radical activist for the radical GOP Left and their deceptions.
But it was his eulogies for the recently departed Kirby Wilbur radio show the past few days, that got Mark into trouble. At one point he presumed to speak for conservatives. (wow.)
Responding to that absurd affectation, sometime Reagan Wing commenter and SoundPolitics reader Brian Thomas posted counterpoint.
Sound deleted it.
Brian re-posted it.
Sound deleted it again.
Why the censorship? Was Brian vulgar? Did Brian falsely libel Mark with accusations of racism, anti-Semitism, illegal activity or question his sanity as Mark, himself, has done, countless times to others?
Here, as posted, is Brian’s SOUNDPOLITICS-censored post:
55. ” I’m sure I speak for conservatives around the Puget Sound “Say It Ain’t So! Kirby Wilbur Off The Air! by Mark Griswold, November 13, 2009Actually, you don’t speak for Conservatives. If for no other reason than you are not a Conservative. As your ilk in leadership positions in the King County and Washington State Republican Party who, like you, self-identify themselves as ‘Conservatives’.Posted by Brian Thomas at November 14, 2009 12:21 PM
WHO IS MARK GRISWOLD?
Mark Griswold is so far from being a conservative he can’t abide someone pointing out the incongruity of the claim. His conservative pose is too fragile to withstand scrutiny. The suggestion Brian makes is so potentially damaging Mark feels the need to censor it. Any examination would reveal it to be deception.
That same Mark Griswold, when he ran for the Washington State Legislature in Seattle’s 43rd Legislative District, had these choice positions listed on his campaign website:
- “Subsidized higher education should be available at little or no cost to anyone who wants it.”
- “It may cost a lot of money but this is the only way we will get drivers out of cars and into public transportation.”
- “Whatever it costs, a good public transportation system must be built and it must be built now.”
- Everyone should have the right to affordable health care.
- One of the founding principles of the Republican Party is equality for all. I believe that premise applies to gays and lesbians as well.
And he was interviewed by he Seattle Times’ Danny Westneat, who reported:
His politics should appeal to moderates and independents. He supports gay marriage and abortion rights…
Since that race ended in failure, Mark has denied that those are his positions, or rather, has denied that any conclusion about his positions that you might draw by reading his words could possibly be accurate (Decepticon lingo). But he continues to support the GOP Left, admitting to membership in the pro-abortion, gay rights, immigration amnesty, radical environmentally deranged, tax-and-spend, anti-Constitutional, “Mainstream Republicans of Washington.”
I remarked back in 2006 that Mark Griswold’s wing of the GOP was not only not conservative, but not neocon, either, since neocons tend to hold traceable positions. But “Mainstreamers” can’t win Party offices without fooling conservatives into voting for them and have to develop deceptive rhetorical tricks or tell outright lies to deceive the grassroots.
So I called them “Decepticons.” The picture at the top of the article is Mark Griswold obligingly wearing a “Decepticon” T-shirt (from the kid show “Transformers” that features the “evil Decepticons”) to announce his allegiance to the Sotelo/Young decepticon administrations and their false posturing.
Transforming their stance to match the moment, parsing their words to deceive their constituency. They are Decepticons, indeed.