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It looks like this election year is one in which anything is possible – even that clearly better candidates for Congress can beat the odds in their challenges of entrenched and corrupt incumbents in districts gerrymandered to protect them and when those incumbents outspend their challengers 10-1.
Art Robinson, Ph.D.
Such is the case in Oregon’s 4th District where Democrat Peter DeFazio is experiencing a remarkable challenge after 12 terms in the House and a 2008 contest in which he won 82 percent of the vote.
DeFazio is so desperate to protect his seat in the contest with Art Robinson, a distinguished scientist, that he is pretending to be something he’s not – an independent Democrat who sometimes opposes his party’s leadership.
In fact, DeFazio is a member of the far-left Progressive Caucus, formerly an arm of the Democratic Socialists of America. The only time he votes against the Democratic leadership is when he believes its solutions are not radical enough.
“If you look at his voting record, he’s a hard-core socialist who has managed to stay out of the public limelight but be open to our worst enemies for two decades,” Robinson said.
The latest poll in the district shows DeFazio with an astonishingly narrow 48 to 42 percent lead.
That means even this “safe” seat is up for grabs next month.
I know Art Robinson. He was my neighbor for a few years. He is a renowned expert on the issue of so-called “climate change.” As WND has reported, Robinson himself has dramatically documented the lack of unanimity in the scientific community on manmade global warming through a petition he started, signed thus far by more than 31,000 dissenting, qualified scientists, including more than 9,000 Ph.D.s. The scientists agree “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”
He is an expert on the issue of civil defense. I have followed his scientific work for decades. He is precisely the kind of citizen-legislator we need in Washington for a time such as this.
He is also the kind of determined tax and budget cutter we need to replace the tax-and-spend Peter DeFazios of the world.
The last few weeks of this campaign are crucial.
The once overly confident DeFazio is panicked over the polls. He’s dumping millions of dollars into a last-minute smear ad campaign against Robinson. It is critical that Robinson have an opportunity to counter DeFazio’s lies.
You can make that happen. With lots of contributions of $10 or $20 or $100 or more, Art Robinson can win this race. He won’t just be another good vote in the House. He will be an intellectual and moral leader, bringing to Washington an expertise that, frankly, no other candidates for Congress have.
Robinson’s scientific background makes him highly qualified to challenge Obamacare and the myth of the carbon dioxide crisis. His decades of work in the field of common-sense civil defense practices would help to ensure that every American is safer against the worst kind of terrorist attacks – even nuclear, chemical or biological. And his commitment to constitutionally limited government is unsurpassed by anyone seeking office this year.
That’s why I am pleading today for immediate financial support for Art Robinson’s campaign. This isn’t just another House race. This is a contest where the differences between the candidates couldn’t be any more starkly contrasted.
And victory is within reach.