Letter: All of the ‘small business struggles that she was complaining about are basically self-inflicted’

James Clark offers his thoughts on claims made by Congressional Candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.
James Clark offers his thoughts on claims made by Congressional Candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.

James Clark offers his thoughts on claims made by Congressional Candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

I attended the Marie Gluesenkamp Perez/Joe Kent debate last night and I thought it was interesting how Perez highlighted her small business connection to rural Skamania County.

I came away from that debate assuming she and her husband must own an auto shop out in Skamania County. Lots of other people also came away with that impression because people I was talking to afterward were wondering aloud if their shop was in Stevenson or North Bonneville? The way she talked, I felt that she was implying that she was a struggling rural Washington business owner, with a business in Skamania County, creating jobs in Washington, and serving the people in her rural Skamania County community.

When she was talking about vandalism and human feces on the sidewalk, I was thinking, “wow, Skamania County must have really hit the skids.’ And when Joe Kent was talking about her husband offering to service leaf blowers pro bono for Antifa and BLM protesters, that didn’t add up. Why would Antifa bring their leaf blowers all the way out to Skamania County?

I guess some of us are a little dense, but the picture she painted of herself as a rural hick who fixed cars had me envisioning a woman in coveralls, with a shop on her property or in a small rural town, up under a car with a wrench. But then I figured out today that their auto shop is in PORTLAND, and so human feces on the sidewalks and protesters bringing in leaf blowers suddenly made more sense.

Also, all of the small business struggles that she was complaining about are basically self-inflicted. If you own a small business in Portland and choose to continue to vote for the Democrat policies that enable drug addiction, homelessness, and property crime… …and support business crushing authoritarian lockdowns, mask mandates, vax mandates, etc… …what do you expect?!

James Clark
Clark County


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Dana Fayette
Dana Fayette
1 month ago

Voting for Democrats this year is akin to having a death wish.

Mary
Mary
1 month ago

Democrats do live in their own reality.

Nancy
Nancy
1 month ago
Reply to  Mary

They dont have a reality!

Richard MacMinn
Richard MacMinn
1 month ago

James Clark notes that Marie’s small business is in Portland, not Skamania where she lives. He says the small business struggles she mentions are self inflicted as if small businesses are responsible for the social problems he notes. I don’t find her decision, as a small business owner, to locate close to the greatest demand for her business’s services as anything but appropriate. Nor do I find her decision to live in a rural Skamania community that she likes inconsistent. She is thoughtful and smart. She will be a great representative for the district.

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