Letter: ‘Kent’s dirty-tricks campaign and his attacks on job creators grew thin a year ago’

Vancouver resident Terry Busch calls on Joe Kent to drop out of the 3rd Congressional District race


Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com.

Terry Busch
Terry Busch

It’s far past time for Joe Kent to drop out of the CD3 race. Joe is flatly and utterly unelectable. The most he can hope for is to get Jaime Herrera-Beutler reelected. At worst, he will get Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp-Perez elected and flip the seat blue. It’s increasingly clear that the only hope for avoiding a Democrat seat-flip or another term for an incumbent RINO is for Kent to drop-out and support Heidi St John.

Kent’s dirty-tricks campaign and his attacks on job creators grew thin a year ago. But his relentless calling for re-litigating the 2020 presidential election absolutely guarantees that neither mainstream Republicans in the primary nor Democrats and independents in the general election will support him, if by some miracle he wins the primary.

His was an ill-conceived candidacy from day one. Kent entered the campaign with absolutely no knowledge or experience in the district and a shady past as a registered Democrat, a Bernie Sanders voter and perhaps most of all a background as a CIA spook.

The time has come for Republicans throughout the district to demand Joe’s withdrawal from the campaign and his full-throated support for Heidi St John if conservatives are to have ANY chance to avoid reelecting a RINO or flipping the seat Democratic. Joe Kent claims to be an “America First” conservative. Now let’s see if he is willing to pursue what’s best for Southwest Washington ahead of his own selfish ambition.

A concerned conservative voter.

Terry Busch
Vancouver


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Rhonda Gibson
Rhonda Gibson
4 months ago

Joe Kent door to door campaigners have answers to all the questions and controversies plaguing Joe. However at this time he hadn’t decided if he is a conservative or not. I’m afraid he’ll flip when voting in the House.
If President Trump had researched more I believe he would have endorsed Heidi St. John.

Jen
Jen
4 months ago
Reply to  Rhonda Gibson

Trump and his team did vet the candidates and likely watched the same video that I recently watched of Heidi insulting Tump. Heidi’s then having the nerve to ask for his endorsement tells me everything I need to know.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jen
Mary
Mary
4 months ago

Heidi acts like a spoiled brat. Heidi needs to go. Joe Kent is the fighter we need. There is no more time for squishy RINO’S like Heidi and Jaime. Please voters be bold.

Charles Glisson
4 months ago
Reply to  Mary

Besides that, Joe Kent was endorsed by Donald Trump, and the GOP are SHEEP, so it is EVERY GOP Conservative to “Fall In Line” in “Herd Mentality”!

Mary
Mary
4 months ago

Heidi is so much like Jaime I’m not sure Heidi won’t vote for Jamie! The goal is to get rid of Jaime. Joe can, Heidi cannot. Eye on the prize folks.

Terry Busch
Terry Busch
4 months ago
Reply to  Mary

Heidi is highly educated and has lived in the district for 20 years. She is a solid conservative voice for Wa state. She has written eight books and recently taught Constitution classes at her FPRC.
Kent on the other hand is 10 year registered Democrat in Or. moved here to run for office and lied to everyone in the district when he said “I’ve always been a Republican Always voted Republican” That is flat out lie.

He voted Burnie Sanders for president in 2020 Sanders dropped out in April and endorsed Joe Biden the primary in May.
Joe WAS a Democrat and VOTED for Democrats.
He Praises Burnie Sanders and the extreme Populist Progressive left ideology.
He tweets Confiscation of private property, taxing job creators, Socalist Universal HC. Hates free market Capitalism and said “we cannot let the market control us. They must work for us. Heidi St John knows exactly what is wrong in our nation. Flawed weak leadership.
They don’t respect our Constitution, same with Kent, they believe Goverment is the answer same with Joe he believes in limiting the amount of property you can own.
And has a hit list of 25 “rich that aren’t paying their fair share of taxes and are not using their money for the good of the people”
Does that sound familiar (Sanders) ?
Kent is a Socalist and a verifiable liar.
We can’t afford to elect Deep State former CIA Spook.
or the same Big goverment rule Democrats. Heidi has united an army of patriots she can win in the General. Kent is a divider and cannot be trusted.

Heidi st John is a staunch defender of our US CONSTITUTION The second amendment and the rule of law.

Heidi is the true conservative voice for SW WASHINGTON CD-3.

Born in Washington
Born in Washington
4 months ago
Reply to  Terry Busch

Heidi is the slimy, if elected she’ll fit in with the rest of the slugs. She already lied about dropping out after Trump endorsed and it wasn’t her.

K.J. Hinton
K.J. Hinton
4 months ago
Reply to  Terry Busch

How much is she paying you to act out like a rabid actual supporter instead of addressing the real issues? How is it you can support a proven liar and proven union thug who doesn’t know Alpo from Aleppo?

Are you that simple? Did you get promised a job or a pay off somehow?

K.J. Hinton
K.J. Hinton
4 months ago

And leftist drones aren’t? Were you thrilled that Manchin and Sinema stood up to your fellow fringe-leftists and, for example, killed the ideas of expanding the Court and the so-called Green new deal?

Hypocrite, much?

MetaWorld2
MetaWorld2
4 months ago
Reply to  Mary

It is REALLY sad how a handful of people push Joe Kents attributes when he really doesnt have any! He only showed up in our county barely 2 years ago!

HEIDI is in NO WAY squishy, nor is she a RINO, quite the contrare! Our Community KNOWS Heidi’s decades of deeply ‘rooted’ and proven Service in Our Community. More important, HEIDI exudes the INTEGRITY and Honesty we so badly need right now!
HEIDI has not used false accusations, mud slinging, clout and DC backed $$$, to drum up endorsements like Kent. HEIDI is the Candidate for us!

Wolfie
Wolfie
4 months ago
Reply to  MetaWorld2

Does putting things in caps make you feel better? You vote the way you want and we will vote the way we want. Without online yelling.

Born in Washington
Born in Washington
4 months ago
Reply to  MetaWorld2

Any one not born in Washington is a carpet bagger.

K.J. Hinton
K.J. Hinton
4 months ago
Reply to  MetaWorld2

At the center of the political concentric circle that cost us our chance to get rid of Herrera will be Heidi St. John.

Charles Glisson
4 months ago

Hey Terry Busch, as a Boot Licking Conservative @$$ Kisser, it is YOUR DUTY to “Do What Trump Says”, and support Joe Kent.
GET “With”, THE PROGRAM!

K.J. Hinton
K.J. Hinton
4 months ago

And who better to know than a fringe-left @$$ Kisser, doing your duty to “Do what the leftist drone king” says and oppose Kent.

GET “With” THE PROGRAM!

Wolfie
Wolfie
4 months ago

Where is the proof he was a ‘CIA Spook’? Heidi agreed to drop out if she was not endorsed by 45. This whole thing is just gross.

MetaWorld2
MetaWorld2
4 months ago
Reply to  Wolfie

Is that all you got Wolfie? Endorsements are a fringe, but not the end all-etched-in-Stone! Heidi is totally best suited for our Community, so move over!

Wolfie
Wolfie
4 months ago
Reply to  MetaWorld2

I am fine right where I am and my vote stays the same. Shared space.

K.J. Hinton
K.J. Hinton
4 months ago
Reply to  MetaWorld2

Heidi isn’t fit to run an elevator. She hates Trump as much as Liz Cheney, no matter how much she slobbered over the idea of getting Trump’s endorsement.

I bet she was really popular on the playground.

Jen
Jen
4 months ago
Reply to  Wolfie

Heidi, her handlers and inner circle of astonishingly unpleasant women + Terry negatively label everything Kent does in a dishonest, derogatory manner. His working for the CIA for a brief time after his military service makes him a “CIA Spook.” Kent’s honorably putting his life on the line for our country and then moving here to raise his boys renders him ineligible to continue serving his country in another capacity because he’s a “carpetbagger” according to Heidi.(Since the bulk of her living – and likely political $ – is sourced from people who reside outside of our community, I find her accusations especially hypocritical.)

There are many more examples, including the desperately laughable “Antifa” that i heard last, but suffice it to say that her entire campaign has been built not on original ideas or creative solutions to our problems, but on her bizarre obsession to diminish Joe Kent personally, offering nothing beyond stock conservative talking points. Her poor performance in the long-delayed debate was yet another reason people like me have dropped her as our preferred candidate,

Wolfie
Wolfie
4 months ago
Reply to  Jen

Thank you.

Born in Washington
Born in Washington
4 months ago
Reply to  Jen

Right on Jen. Seems to be alot of California stupidity going on. Don’t Californicate Washington.

K.J. Hinton
K.J. Hinton
4 months ago

Fortunately, Terry Busch is a nobody. A winged monkey shilling for the known liar, and rabid union supporter, HSJ. No one cares what he says, thinks or does, let alone issue self-important demands of other candidates. Gotta wonder if this person is even real.

Fortunately, after Tuesday when HSJ is eliminated, we likely won’t be hearing much from the babble brigade.

You see, only one candidate pledged to drop out if Trump gave his endorsement… the endorsement HSJ wanted so badly she could taste it… to someone else. And that was the integrity-challenged Heidi St. John.

That said, it’s likely that Heidi and her minions will achieve their goal of keeping that lazy, worthless, seat-wasting Congresswoman we have in office now right there… her fake mailers inferring Trump’s support for Heidi notwithstanding.

Dividing the vote has always been the plan. And it looks like it’s working brilliantly.

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