News Dec 5, 2012 at 4:00 am

Could Democratic Hegemony Give Local Pundits the Partisan-Free Politics They've Always Craved?


You should be careful what you wish for. I don't know of any Democrats that are interested in doing the right thing for the American people any more than Republicans. Consider this:…. The only individuals with integrity that I know of are Ralph Nader and Bernie Sanders. Unfortunately they are demonized at every turn. All the rest have sold us out, even at the state and local level, regardless of party.
You should be careful what you wish for. I don't know of any Democrats that are interested in doing the right thing for the American people any more than Republicans. Consider this:… The only people I know of that speak with any integrity are Ralph Nader and Bernie Sanders, and they are both demonized at every opportunity. Even at the state and local level the game is vociferously rigged against citizens. We need (a lot) more people mad at the inequities, not more compliance.
Spoken like true Communist scum, just purge your enemy. Stalin would be proud.

149,469,610 dead cant argue.…
The best form of government is Sound Transit's -- it's a post-political board where there has never been any partisan bickering. It just quietly, competently delivers what the voters want. The best!
But Goldy,some of those Golden State Dems are NOT Blue-Dogs and "New" Dems (a-la like the Clintons);it's not like they're the Peace and Freedom Party which is true political party there-- every member follows the platform,whereas the Dems are too diverse to be a true political party.AND don't forget that Illinois pulled off the Dem supermajority for it's legislature also,and they have the same problem;there's differnt types of Dems.
Get rid of the Dems too;theyr'e NOT socialists,Goldy.
Can't we just lock these useless members of the GOP in cages, prevent them from making any legislative decisions, and occasionally throw peanuts at them?
We really DO need to seriously oust Doug Erickson, Jason Overstreet, and Vincent Buys.
Uh, no, Kalifornia does not have it under control, they implemented NO actual budget cuts, and clearly they intend on the federal government bailing them out in the near future.

The fact you don't understand that is why we need actual debate in government.
As you will learn when you grow up.
"Could Democratic Hegemony Give Local Pundits the Partisan-Free Politics They've Always Craved?"

...and let's get rid of Tim Eyman, too, while we're at it.
The evangelical Christian incursion into politics stained the Republican brand for a generation, introducing right vs. wrong language into what should have been an argument between effective and ineffective ways of governing people.

Government is a technical job. It's tax revenue forecasting, resource allocation, logistics planning (DOT), outcomes-based healthcare (public health), R&D (education), and basic services. It's a technical job striving for universal benefits and the foundations of a functional society. Not always "just," or "right." But at its core, functional over dysfunctional.

There's no immoral or moral way to build a road. There are ways with more or less impacts, more or less benefit, and costing more or less resources. We provide emergency services ultimately NOT because "it's right," but because it is IMPRACTICAL to leave those services to the market or leave them out altogether and expect a peaceful, universally beneficial life for the governed.

When one party stops talking about effectiveness and starts talking about what is the "morally right" way to govern, then we've gone off the rails.
@12--Very good analysis. The Republican Party has lost all interest in governing; they have nothing to offer.

@1, 2, and 3: Your views are as useful as your computer skills and your spelling.
Your example is quite possibly the most populous failed state in the history of mankind.

Maybe when a single one of the columnists writing for this joke of a newspaper knows what the shit they spew from their mouths means you'll be treated in a decent manner.

Maybe when one of you acts in a civil manner.. Nevermind, that won't happen.


Maybe when this paper is worth the caloric effort I'll stuff if into your fucking mouths and light it on fire.

In other words, keep it up.
@12 &@13: Agreed! Well said, and BRAVO!!!
@13 ah, yes. we should evacuate governance of the moral structure. building of the roads involves no issues of value like land use, eminent domain, degree of environmental protection, questions of benefit, spending of public monies, questions of resource distribution. These are all amoral questions. Like the Iraq War. Mere technical details.
@12 Ah yes. We should evacuate governance of moral consideration. Road building, what with its considerations of land use, environmental impact, eminent domain, targeted benefits and costs, is mere technics, reducible to mathematical formula of cost/benefit. Like the Iraq War. Or abortion. Or the right to marriage equality. Mere technical competence is all that's need.
Democrats in California did indeed pass Prop 30 increasing the tax rates on the State's richest to the highest in the nation.

The California Teachers’ Association (CTA) trumpeted: "California students and working families won a clear victory today as voters clearly demonstrated their willingness to invest in our public schools and colleges and also rejected a deceptive ballot measure aimed at silencing educators, other workers and their unions.”

And the result....

State bureaucrats immediately ramped up deficit spending far beyond the state's $6 billion annual tax increase, with the Departments of Health Services and Developmental Services increasing this month’s spending by over $1 billion versus last year.

The taxpayers voted with their feet....

by moving themselves and their businesses out of state, resulting in over $1 billion shortfall in corporate and income taxes last month and the beginning of a new financial crisis.

Be careful of what you wish when clamoring for onerous taxation of the wealthy.
#12, if only that were true of Seattle's "progressives." The reality is completely different. Your crowd is every last bit as moralizing and puritanical as Sarah Palin's crowd. The only difference is which pleasures you approve and disapprove of, compared to theirs.

Seattle's "progressives" are every last bit as hooked on virtue (as they see it), and just as determined to impose it on everyone else, as any member of the Mormon Council of 12 sitting at the top of their office building behind Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

What really scares the living shit out of you, and them, is that someone might want to live a life that you don't approve of, without first seeking your permission or absolution.

Try this for a change: Live and let live. Take your hand out of my wallet. Mind your own business. Run your own life, and only yours. I know it'll be hard to unlearn your religion, but you ought to give it a try. You just might find freedom to be something you prefer.
@19 I would prefer if you stop saying every little thing that pops into your head, especially considering you are wrong about every single thing. Or if you're incapable of that, I would prefer that you at the very least kill yourself
#20, howdy "progressive" stalker bitch!
A free tip: I'm much more offended by your inability to post all of your thoughts in one post, instead opting to post seven or eight separate little pieces of shit in each thread, than I am by your Tourette Syndrome. Your godawful trolling is so pathetic I just can't stand to see you flail about so uselessly.
Hey there, bitch! Out stalking me again?
Oh, you're bad at taking advice, too.

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