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Remember When Being a Champion Meant Something?


Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 11.30.37 AMThere was a time when a Superbowl champion from a pioneer farming family would have been the Republican Party’s dream of a Congressional candidate. Now, he is their target.

Lifetime Republican Clint Didier, a former NFL player for the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers, boasts three Super Bowl rings and coached two Connell High School National High School Football Championship teams. He won his August 4th Congressional District primary by six points. He knows what it feels like to work hard and to win. One might say he is the epitome of a champion.Clint believes in the American Dream because he has lived it. He is running for office to preserve this ideal for his children and grandchildren, making no bones about being a Constitutional Conservative. “We’ve got to reign this government in,” he stated in a recent interview. If elected, he would fight to repeal and defund Obama Care.Clint is for no new taxes and supports putting boots on the ground to secure our border. He believes strongly in our free market system. Simply put, he wants to “be part of the answer instead of the problem.”

Didier is on a mission to reinstate common sense and throw political correctness out the window. “I was a Redskin and proud of it!” he affirmed. He went on to say that he has not met a Native American yet who is offended by that name but points out that the team owner is a Conservative… so that might possibly explain the attack.

Clint DidierHere is a man who has known immeasurable success in his career and in business. He has raised a beautiful, closely knit family who work tirelessly together on their vast farm. He stands for protecting our freedom and preserving the belief that if you work hard, you can achieve anything your mind can conceive. He has always voted Republican.

So why is it that he is being attacked by his own? The NRA recently endorsed his Republican opponent, Dan Newhouse, because they liked his voting record. So, because Clint has never held public office, the NRA dismissed him. Newhouse believes that he can work across the aisle because he has worked for a Democratic Governor but Didier believes that it is exactly this kind of ‘experience’ that has created such a mess.

Newhouse wants to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act. Didier has a free enterprise solution for healthcare:
Interstate competition for health insurance companies
Tort reform to discourage frivolous lawsuits against physicians
Private, tax-free, health savings accounts

There is a golden opportunity for the people of the Columbia Basin this November. Think about it: would you rather have a three time Superbowl Champion fighting for your freedoms or a politician who said in a recent Yakima Herald Republic article, “ I’m not going to go pound on the table and get on radio talk shows and spout the things I believe in.” ?

Just let that sink in for a minute.

I remember growing up with champions: Football heroes, soldiers who sacrificed for our country, parents and grandparents who aspired to leave the country a better place for their families. They were strong, solid, shoot from the hip leaders. Didier reminds me of the country I used to know and makes me homesick for a champion to lead the way. It was a better time. A better way.


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