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This demonstrates the idiocy of voting people in solely because of a letter they put after their names. "Vote for Democrats or the Republicans will win!" That sure worked out well.
Posted by TechBear on December 10, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 3
might i suggest that the democratic party give both these gentlemen the boot?
Posted by Max Solomon on December 10, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 4
You don't call a rattlesnake a "turncoat" when it bites you. What do rattlesnakes do?

Blame our sad sack Democrats for handing over $25,000 to this weasel. When will they learn?
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on December 10, 2012 at 2:23 PM · Report this
Knat 5
This is why I come to the Stranger for my news: the level headed, just-the-facts-ma'am objective reporting, free of the hyperbole that we've grown accustomed to in our current sensationalist media.
Posted by Knat on December 10, 2012 at 2:23 PM · Report this
mkyorai 6
Shouldn't the headline read "turncoat pigfuckers Tom and Shelton"? Rodney and Tom are the same pigfucker.
Posted by mkyorai on December 10, 2012 at 2:34 PM · Report this
Big Matt G 7
@5) Not to mention the pigf#@king!
Posted by Big Matt G on December 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 8
The "job" of government is NOT to create jobs. Businesses create jobs in order to make items/services to sell and hence make a profit. When any politician says that government's should be creating jobs, that politician is talking to dumbed down voters.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on December 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM · Report this
Baconcat 9
The fart-huffing shitshow the KC Dems had this weekend pretty much tells you all you need to know about the prospects of ousting Tom.
Posted by Baconcat on December 10, 2012 at 2:38 PM · Report this
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If Pelz didn't see this coming, it's because he has his head up his ass. Maybe he was too busy denouncing Darcy Burner for her criticism of some of Obama's right-wing policies. This seems to be the nature of the Democratic Party: they do everything they can to shut down progressives while supporting right-wing douchebags like Rodney Tom... and then they cry about the outcome.
Posted by monorail on December 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM · Report this
Baconcat 11
I have a feeling Pam Roach is the misplaced Jenga block in this whole charade.
Posted by Baconcat on December 10, 2012 at 2:49 PM · Report this
Cienna Madrid 12
@6, right you are! Thanks so much for the correction.
Posted by Cienna Madrid on December 10, 2012 at 2:50 PM · Report this
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Obama has no right wing policies its Burner with her head up her ass.
Posted by Seattle14 on December 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM · Report this
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@ 10 That because Obama is what right with the party, people like Tom are too right and people like Burner are too left.
Posted by Seattle14 on December 10, 2012 at 3:05 PM · Report this
sperifera 15
@11 FTW
Posted by sperifera on December 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 16
Yeah, I might have some sympathy for Pelz if Sheldon was a newbie. But he's been who he is for the past twenty fucking years!!! It's the old, "Fool me once..." routine.

Pelz & the rest of the WA state Dems are monumental asshats for allowing the Farce That Is Sheldon to continue for this long. The only thing I can think of that comes close to reasoned thinking from them on this is that they somehow couldn't just tell him to get lost, so they used the "Give him enough rope" strategy, and now they can indignantly accuse him. But my money is them just being stupid, the victims of wishful thinking/stockholm syndrome. That's been the Dem MO for a long time now...
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on December 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM · Report this
Lew Siffer 18
Mr. G RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDEEEEEE in the heezy. True dat.
Posted by Lew Siffer on December 10, 2012 at 3:58 PM · Report this
Steve Zemke 19
For those of you who don't agree with Rodney Tom or Tim Sheldon, send them an e-mail telling them so! http://www.leg.wa.gov/senate/senators/pa…
http://www.leg.wa.gov/senate/senators/pa…
Posted by Steve Zemke http://www.majorityrules.org on December 10, 2012 at 4:04 PM · Report this
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When was the last time Sen. Sheldon actually received money or support from the Washington State Democratic Party? I don't believe, with our top-two system, that there's any way to prevent him from listing "prefers Democrat" at election-time, and nothing to prevent him from caucusing with whomever he wants. There's very little the state party can do in situations like this. He can't be excommunicated.
Posted by TJ on December 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM · Report this
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@19, why would they care?
Posted by sarah70 on December 10, 2012 at 5:21 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 24
@20 Maybe you sit on some Dem party council, and have the same scared, what-can-be done reaction when Sheldon comes up. Please. The party can do a lot, beyond just cutting off funding.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on December 10, 2012 at 5:37 PM · Report this
Christampa 25
And hey mister g, maybe with a more conservative legislature that you're hoping for, you won't have to see so many dirty immigrants using their EBT cards in line in front of you at the grocery store. What a progressive win!

You are more progressive than the "progressives", right? That's the implication that you're aiming for with your quotes? I know it's like a tic with you, when you seize upon a word or phrase and can't help repeating it ad nauseam, but I assume that's why you chose it to begin with. Because Seattle is not as good as California or something. So the crappy and not so progressive "progressives" should go to California now. Or Something.

Your mind must be a kaleidoscope of glittering idiocy.
Posted by Christampa on December 10, 2012 at 7:01 PM · Report this
zivilisierter Wurm 26
Finally showing your face again since your piss-gargling frenzy of election posts Mister G? I thought you had it on stone-cold historical and statistical authority that Obama had all of a snowball's chance in snowball hell?
Posted by zivilisierter Wurm http://peregrinari.tumblr.com/ on December 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 27

Fantastic...Olympia realigns itself to actual voting preferences of the People and Liberals strap themselves to Catherine Wheels and self-flagellate in agony!! How dare they...those..those...COMMONERS...defy the Royal Imperial Chair of Washington.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on December 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM · Report this
zivilisierter Wurm 28
A less petty man might enterprise to rise above it all - but the enormous stupidity of your opinions is like a goddamn siren. A just world would grind your face into each of the carpets you've soiled, and leave you out back for the night.
Posted by zivilisierter Wurm http://peregrinari.tumblr.com/ on December 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM · Report this
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@22: Neither Sheldon nor Tom is going to run for higher office as a Democrat, and it's hard to get elected as a Republican in this state.
Posted by J.R. on December 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM · Report this
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Senators Sheldon and Tom have indicated they are more comfortable working with Republican and caucusing with Republicans, and they have every right to do so.

They declared they "prefer Democratic Party" when they filed for office, but now they have changed their minds and now prefer the Republican Party.

In the case of Sen. Tom, he's just coming home. He was a Republican office-holder until he saw the political winds change in his district, so he flipped and called himself a Democrat for a while. But his heart wasn't in it.

Sen. Sheldon is another case, a rootless pol with no functional party allegiance at all. I hope the Republicans have as much fun working with him as the Democrats did.

People have a right to change their minds, just as the voters have the right weigh those changes come the next election. Couple of districts should have interesting senatorial elections come 2014.
Posted by Citizen R on December 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM · Report this
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@30 But it's just that they "change their minds" every freaking time!! And didn't the Dems just offer one of them some sort of coveted chairmanship? This is their lame attempt to keep them from doing what everyone and their mother know they're going to do? What the hell, man. What the hell.

And the Democrats here are such pansies. I swear to god. This is a state that approved marijuana and gay marriage, has had two Democratic senators for twenty years, or something, and hasn't voted Republican since Reagan. And the state Dems act like we're Ohio, or something. I swear, I hope the Dems get the snot beat out of them so they'll stop acting like fragile flowers and start governing like the voters who put them in power. I have such a low opinion of the state Democratic Party. They're incredibly lucky that state Republicans are Oklahoma-level freaks or they wouldn't be in power.
Posted by floater on December 10, 2012 at 10:39 PM · Report this
Rebecca F. 33
Sheldon already gets cross-over votes from Republican and independant voters. The Republican and Democrat establishments would both like to unseat him. This has been the case for years. The 35th is a moderate district and Sheldon isn't that out of line with it.
Posted by Rebecca F. http://www.smartconservativewoman.blog.com on December 11, 2012 at 12:28 AM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 34
@22 - you're such a "Democrat" that you were part of the minority of state voters to go for McKenna while simultaneously attempting to depress turnout by saying the Dems didn't have a chance.

Go back to Publicola.
Posted by Pridge Wessea on December 11, 2012 at 12:42 AM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 36
@35 - Keep herping that derp, but do it somewhere else kk?
Posted by Pridge Wessea on December 11, 2012 at 4:36 AM · Report this
zivilisierter Wurm 38
@32: "howdy, stalker bitch!" Alright mang - but I ain't the one posting to slog at 2 AM... All I can say is: this must simply be a testament to you handsome looks and social competency. Actually, ALL I can say is when these sorts of things were being handed out at the beginning of time you must have been jerking off in a public restroom. And "I'll do you both at once"? Sorry babe, you're not my type.
Posted by zivilisierter Wurm http://peregrinari.tumblr.com/ on December 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM · Report this
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@19: Thanks for the link.
Posted by auntie grizelda on December 11, 2012 at 7:10 PM · Report this

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