A Divisive Fight for a Seat on the Council

How Bobby Forch Is Scoring Points on Fake Issues

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1
Nice points. I've always felt that Forch has been disingenuous with his attacks on Classen and Godden. This all begs the question: So why the Stranger endorsement of Forch in the first place? Is this all Cienna Madrid's doing? The Stranger's endorsement of Forch bought off on Forch's attack that Classen called for more study on the issue of paid sick leave. But the endorsement failed to mention that (1) Classen called for a study only if there weren't enough council votes to support paid sick leave; and (2) Forch said virtually the same thing as Classen. In the end, Forch scored points on fake issues with the Stranger editorial board. Glad to see that at least Eli gets it.
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This is kind of a mean, lazy piece.

You have two examples of Bobby Forch's "fake issues" one of which turns out to actually be a very real issue, paid sick leave. So you have one fake issue--the minority district.

We rely on values that our candidates hold on a regular basis to help us decide on who we vote for--even when those values don't directly apply to their legislative oversight. For example, the Seattle City Council doesn't really decide gay marriage issues--yet if a candidate belonged to Focus on the Family we'd want to know--so we could vote against them. Same thing if it turned out that Sally Clark was a rabid pro-lifer (kidding, Sally!)

So while it's true that Bobby isn't on the redistricting commission--where he stands value-wise is important. And obviously the Stranger thinks it is because Dominic is the one who asked a question about the minority district at Candidate Survivor (I think it was Mr. Holden) and everyone but Jean supported it.

I really don't know why you wrote this unless you feel guilty about opining about Maurice tunnel-humping weiner or Jean's age in your election board. In which case you should apologize to them, not slam Bobby over "Fake Issues."
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This is kind of a mean, lazy piece.

You have two examples of Bobby Forch's "fake issues" one of which turns out to actually be a very real issue, paid sick leave. So you have one fake issue--the minority district.

We rely on values that our candidates hold on a regular basis to help us decide on who we vote for--even when those values don't directly apply to their legislative oversight. For example, the Seattle City Council doesn't really decide gay marriage issues--yet if a candidate belonged to Focus on the Family we'd want to know--so we could vote against them. Same thing if it turned out that Sally Clark was a rabid pro-lifer (kidding, Sally!)

So while it's true that Bobby isn't on the redistricting commission--where he stands value-wise is important. And obviously the Stranger thinks it is because Dominic is the one who asked a question about the minority district at Candidate Survivor (I think it was Mr. Holden) and everyone but Jean supported it.

I really don't know why you wrote this unless you feel guilty about opining about Maurice tunnel-humping weiner or Jean's age in your election board. In which case you should apologize to them, not slam Bobby over "Fake Issues."
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Forch and Godden just strike me as career politicians more interested in self preservation than addressing the changing needs of an evolving neighborhood. Sure, Forch duped the Stranger into an endorsement, but I really doubt he's got enough rabbits in his sleeve to fool everyone in a general election. I don't really care what Classen's current job title is. The fact that he's a bright, young guy that's passionate and measured in his approach to the issues is much more important to me -- the fact that he's the only Dem with a chance of unseating Godden is another plus.
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Good thing The Stranger endorsed Forch...
6
Benson is running for office?

Uber cool, but I thought he'd run for Governor.
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Thank you for FINALLY calling out Forch for being the fraud that he truly is. I think he also said he would support removing the troops from Afghanistan and Iraq because you know, a city couuncilman has that power. LOL.

What's he going to do announce next -- that he'd support universal healthcare and removing the federal corporate tax loopholes? Yeah, just fix the potholes buddy.