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Tennis Great Martina Navratilova Slams Oregon GOP “Goons” in Blue Collar Rebellion Over Global Warming Tax. And then …

Legendary tennis star Martina Navratilova has waded into the Blue Collar Rebellion, Oregon’s push back to the Democrats’ confiscatory global warming cap and tax bill.

The vote on the bill has been stymied by the ‘Oregon11,‘ the group of Republican senators who, after being rebuffed by Democrats on every negotiation attempt, fled the capitol building to deny the Democrats a quorum to shove through the freedom-sucking monstrosity-of-a-bill.

On Twitter on Sunday, the sports legend and gay advocate derided the Oregon state GOP as “disgusting” for pushing back on the attempt to destroy Oregon legacy jobs. She can be forgiven I suppose for missing the part about loggers and truckers begging lawmakers to kill the bill and save their jobs only to have the door metaphorically slammed in their faces.

Navratilova fled Czechoslovakia to the United States when she was 18 to escape the tyranny of the freedom-sucking commies and their StB secret police. Somewhere in the Bush 43 years, the ardent Leftist concluded that all Republicans were … commies? … and re-upped her Czech citizenship which she lost when she defected.

Now she embraces the authoritarian Brown, who has dispatched the police to arrest the Republicans and force them to show up so the Democrats can cram down the freedom-sucking climate bill.

She’s given money to anti-GOP groups:

She’s retweeted photoshopped images of President Trump carrying a torch as if a white supremacist. She’s passed along a photo of Vice President Mike Pence depicted as a drag queen.

To her, all Republicans are ‘ists’ and ‘phobes’ and are, of course, deplorable.

But the tennis icon has foot-faulted her way into the Oregon anti-HB 2020 global warming fray and right into the Blue Collar Rebellion.

The tweet in response to the Oregon GOP reads:

“You are totally disgusting. You think this what [sic] what people voted for? When you can’t gt your way to have goons come in on your behalf and take with f***ing guns?!?”

Martina was under the Democrats’ carefully planted impression that the Republicans sent ‘militias’ to stop Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Of course, the Oregon GOP explicitly said that they neither were affiliated with nor have asked for ‘militia’ to help. No ‘militias’ have come to Salem that anyone can tell.

The ‘militia’ story is an interesting way, however, to distract from the real issue for working Oregonians, such as, oh, I don’t know, losing their jobs and the heavy-handed, mafioso-like way in which the Democrats have conducted themselves.

For her part, Brown sent the Oregon State Police to – at the point of a gun, Martina – force the Republicans back to the legislative chambers to shove down the billion-dollar expansion of the government and make the little guys pay for it with their jobs.

You’d think Martina would recoil from the very behavior she’d fled from so many years ago.

I just checked her time line to see the responses Navratilova was getting to her uninformed tweet, but they apparently were too much for her. It appears her tweet was deleted.

Or maybe Navratilova joined Oregon’s Blue Collar Rebellion. If so, Martina, you’re in very good company. We’re all ‘militia’ members now.

Bruce McCain: Monica Wehby taps out of state $$$

wehbyPortland Physician Latest in Line of Moderate GOP Establishment Candidates

As expected, the race for the 2014 GOP nomination to oppose Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is shaping up as a two-way battle between a moderate GOP Establishment-backed candidate and a grass roots candidate relying almost exclusively on individual Oregonians for support. Any questions as to where Dr. Monica Wehby and State Rep. Jason Conger fit into that narrative were answered with the filing of their most recent FEC year-end campaign reports.

Wehby reported total receipts of $501,353, compared to Conger’s $213,102. A closer examination of each campaign’s report shows Wehby is relying heavily on out-of-state contributors and D.C. lobby PAC’s, while 95% of Conger’s money came from individual Oregonians. Of Wehby’s reported half million dollars in receipts, some $216,630 or 43% were out-of-state contributions. In fact, Wehby’s out-of-state fund-raising exceeded Conger’s $204,000 raised in state from Oregon individuals.

Bruce McCain is an Oregon attorney in private practice, retired Multnomah County Sheriff’s Captain, a member of the Reynolds School Board and is a member of the VictoriaTaft.com Blogforce. This piece was originally posted at his blog Oregon Oracle.