RonK, Seattle
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Jul 23 RonK, Seattle commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
Hmm. Social gospel? Check.
Civil rights lawyer? Check.
Swing state mayor, governor, senator? Check.
NRA "F" rating? Check.
Spanish fluent? Check.
Black church choir member? Check.
8-0 winning election record? Check.
Midwest roots? Check.
Age 58? Check.
"Relatable" campaigner? Check

Yeah, what a horrible pick.
Jul 19 RonK, Seattle commented on Dan Savage on Jill Stein: Just No..
Morally consequential voting is a skill, it's an almost incomprehensibly difficult skill, and those who don't see the skill in it have not begun to climb the learning curve.

Except in badly-written fiction, EVERY choice is a choice among lesser and greater evils. Choose the lesser - to the best of your ability - or kindly STFU.
Jul 13 RonK, Seattle commented on The Stranger's Endorsements for the August 2016 Primary Election!.
A vote for Tony Ventrella is a vote to give Dave Reichert a free pass in the top-two final ... in a year when Trump may lead the US House GOP off a cliff, and otherwise invulnerable incumbents may go down to shocking defeats.

SECB played this one purely for yuks, and shame on them.
Jul 13 RonK, Seattle commented on Seattle Police Guild President Resigns After Offensive Facebook Post.
Next up: NAPO Exec Dir William Johnson, who labeled Obama the Neville Chamberlain of the war on cops.
Jul 10 RonK, Seattle commented on Morning News: Black Man Hunting Season Opened This Week, Median Home Value in Seattle Now $666,000.
Mudede's ejaculation of Corbyn triumphalism seems premature. See the beeb.

Corbyn faces apparent difficulty recruiting 51 MP's to meet the usual 20% threshold to place his name on the Labour Party leadership ballot.

At the same time, there is apparent conflict in Labour Party rules as to whether this condition necessarily applies to a challenged Party leader.
Jun 30 RonK, Seattle commented on An Actually Reasonable Email From an Actually Sane Sanders Supporter.
For the umpteenth-and-second time, elections are not about what you want. Elections are about what we get.

And every moral choice is between the lesser evil and the greater evil. Every fucking one.
Jun 29 RonK, Seattle commented on How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Bernie-Or-Busters and Love the Polls*.
Following a life-long behavioral motif, Bernie has once again seized irrelevancy from the jaws of opportunity. A peculiar choice as cult hero ... but these are peculiar times.
Jun 27 RonK, Seattle commented on The Democratic Party Platform Moves Slightly Left, Thanks to Sanders.
@11 -- If the policy brief's 4800-word main text is too "vague" (compared to what - anything Sanders has ever produced???), maybe you should delve into the 65 footnotes.
Jun 24 RonK, Seattle commented on Hey, Bill Bryant. Your Party Is Going Nuts Over #Brexit. You?.
@1 -- Inslee IS Governor of the USA's most trade-positive state. Brexit already threatens adverse impact on Boeing. And Bryant is an international trade professional, trade policy advisor, andPort of Seattle Commissioner. Per Ballotpedia:
As noted in his Port of Seattle Commissioner biography, Bryant's knowledge of U.S. trade policies has earned him appointments by "both Democratic and Republican administrations, Congress, and the United States Export Import Bank.
He can't very well evade this issue by mumbling the trade equivalent of "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies".