Another proud Republican

So, state Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima) won his special election last year with 81-percent of the vote… and yet this year he’s putting up signs without any party identification, but with an Obamaesque logo dotting his “i”. If you ask me, that’s a pretty bad sign for Republicans, both literally and metaphorically.

It used to be that candidates were required to identify their party on all their campaign materials, but I’m guessing that rule was thrown out when the top-two primary came in. So now Republicans are permitted to campaign without identifying themselves as Republicans. So much for a well informed electorate.

What a bunch of weasels.

Comments

  1. 2

    Richard Pope spews:

    The PDC is trying to say that the Top Two primary law eliminates the party identification requirement.

    However, the legislature amended the party identification requirement law slightly in 2005, to reflect the adoption of the Top Two primary. The law still requires party identification on political advertising.

  2. 3

    The Real Mark spews:

    Perhaps this will lead to a BETTER-informed electorate. People will actually have to read about a candidate’s positions. While the “R” and “D” can give a shorthand hint about the side of the aisle someone is on, it doesn’t always reflect all of their positions.

    With all of the accusations thrown around about people being un-American, one thing that IS un-American is just blindly checking off your ballot for one party. You’re taking for granted a right that many in this world don’t have — a right for which many have spilled their blood.

    Tell me, Goldy, when was the last time you voted for a Republican for any office (without the intent to screw with an election)?

    I can tell you that I’ve voted for at least one Democrat — and usually a couple of them — in every recent general election. I actually take the time to read the entire voter guide and research further if I have questions.

    The Republicans mentioned a couple of good Dems at the state convention this year. I bet the Dems — contrary to Obama’s alleged bipartisanship — can’t say the same thing.

  3. 4

    The Real Mark spews:

    By the way…

    Goldy, it looks like you’re finally getting Google ads that match the tone of your blog. The one to the right at the moment is selling ringtones celebrating the Dem Party’s idea of diverse intimacy.

  4. 6

    Richard Pope spews:

    Curtis King is actually running with the “Republican Party” this year. No one else is on the primary ballot, so he has a decent chance of winning.

  5. 7

    Richard Pope spews:

    Guess who said this on January 30, 2007:

    “I’m not so sure what the governor is delighted about. The proposed compact ups the ante for tribal gaming, giving the Spokanes 4,700 cash-fed slot machines and high-stakes betting. Under federal law the other tribes have the right to reopen their compacts to demand equal terms, and if history is any guide, they will.

    The compact is great for the Spokanes but it’s a bad deal for Washington state, which is already in the midst of a gambling epidemic. And my sense is that this compact is bad politics for Gov. Gregoire and her fellow Democrats. Just two years ago voters overwhelmingly rejected Tim Eyman’s I-892, which would have legalized slot machines statewide. (Spokane County voters rejected the measure by an even larger margin.) And Republicans are poised to make hay with the issue.”

    http://tinyurl.com/6efw4d

  6. 8

    "Hannah" spews:

    I remember seeing many a signs during the 2006 elections that had no party affiliation. I actually had to research the candidates to find what party they were, but that also gave me a chance to actually read about what they valued and how they stood on positions.

  7. 9

    Richard Pope spews:

    Troll @5

    Goldy has NOT been silent on this issue. He was one of the EARLY Democratic critics of Gregoire on the tribal gambling compact.

  8. 10

    cmiklich spews:

    That’s funny.

    Most folks already know the dot on Obama’s “I” is a crescent moon…

    Or a hammer and sickle…

  9. 11

    michael spews:

    Tell me, Goldy, when was the last time you voted for a Republican for any office (without the intent to screw with an election)?

    I’ve voted for Sam Reed twice and I almost voted for Bush 1 in ’88 (one of my uncles worked for Bush and like him). I vote for who ever runs against Norm Dicks because I feel sorry for the poor bastard.

  10. 12

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    I think it is un-American and something that borders on treason to vote for ANY republican – including the cowardly fucks who are ashamed to identify themselves as such. But who can blame them? Saying you’re a member of the republican party is like admitting your a gay, sex-crazed, racist, who doesn’t mind seeing innocent babies die for lack of healthcare so that there’s money to wage a war in Iraq by outing your own CIA agents for political gain, then lying about it, and starting false rumors about Iran so you can justify the complete destruction of the Bill of Rights while stealing money from the government for pals who are un-qualified to run agencies like FIMA get paid. Who would want that?

  11. 14

    YLB spews:

    LMAO @ Surreal Mark

    At the next Republican get-together give my regards to all the Will Baker voters!

    Ha!

  12. 16

    Rick D. spews:

    Gee, what a shocker that the Head DONKEY at HorsesAss doesn’t mention Christine Gregoire whoring out her services to the Casino tribes costing WA taxpayers 140 million a year! Too busy sucking on her toes I guess.

    The 650,000 prostitute in the Governors mansion should go down in Washington Lore though.

    As for the ‘i’ in King’s name. That’s the U.S. flags red and white stripes and a star in the background dumbass. Alot of politicians use it in various forms, which means the messiah stole his design from someone before him.

  13. 17

    The Real Mark spews:

    YLB @ 14

    LMAO @ YLB

    I have yet to find a single Republican who supported Will Baker.

  14. 18

    Quincy spews:

    @3 tim sheldon and FDR don’t coun’t — if those are the 2 good d’s mentioned at the r convo!

  15. 19

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    If I was a Republican, I’d be a weasal and pretend to be something other than a Republican, too. Thank the Great Mother Rabbit Spirit I’m not a Republican!

  16. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    McCain Blasts Supreme Court Detainee Decision

    Newsweek reports:

    “(WASHINGTON) Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday sharply denounced a Supreme Court decision that gave suspected terrorist detainees a right to seek their release in federal courts.

    “‘I think it’s one of the worst decisions in history,’ McCain said. ‘It opens up a whole new chapter and interpretation of our constitution.'”

    (Quoted under fair use.)

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Well no, it doesn’t. Our courts have long held that citizenship is irrelevant to how our government treats people. The only shocking departure from precedent here is McCain’s notion that our laws should apply only to American citiziens, and our government should be able to do whatever it likes with everyone else. But then, McCain is a non-lawyer who can’t tell a Shiite from a Sunni, so we can’t expect him to understand the fine points of American constitutional law.

    Newsweek also reported:

    “‘What happened yesterday was unprecedented,’ [GOP Sen. Lindsey] Graham said. ‘Americans are going to be shocked to find that that mastermind of 9-11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, now has the same legal standing as an American citizen.'”

    (Quoted under fair use.)

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I have to chalk this up to political grandstanding, because Graham is a lawyer who does know better. Either that, or South Carolina is damned sloppy about who they admit to their bar.

  17. 21

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    We still need to wait for the other shoe to drop. When FlipFlop McCain is finally outed for fathering a black baby, the so-called Christian right will go nuts.

  18. 22

    YLB spews:

    I have yet to find a single Republican who supported Will Baker.

    They probably can’t stand your miserable company.

    Only 841,000 give or take voted for the guy. And certainly the vast majority were loyal Republicans.

  19. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @20 McCain and Graham are putting Republican xenophobia on display in all its drab plumage.

    Let’s skip over the dry, arcane legal stuff and cut to the chase. At its core, this is an argument over philosophy or ideology, not law. What it comes down to is this:

    1. One school of thought sees a land within which every person is given guarantees against arbitrary governmental action against his life, liberty, or property.

    2. Another school of thought sees a people, defined by their nationality, who are given these guarantees; and want to haggle over who is including within the nationality (and, of course they want to draw that definition narrowly).

    In other words, America the Land of the Free vs. Americans the Free, and if you’re not “American” according to my definition then screw you.

    Option 1 is what our Founding Fathers intended; is what our law has always been; and is what liberals like me support.

    Option 2, which for the sake of convenience I will refer to as the Master Race ideology, is what McCain, Graham, and Republicans support. It is an ancient ideology rooted in tribalism, and throughout history has been enthusiastically embraced by everyone from papists who burned Protestants at the sake to Hitler to contemporary Aryan movements. Forgive me for holding my nose, but it has a bad odor, and we rabbits have very sensitive noses.

    Phew.

  20. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 “While the ‘R’ and ‘D’ can give a shorthand hint about the side of the aisle someone is on, it doesn’t always reflect all of their positions. With all of the accusations thrown around about people being un-American, one thing that IS un-American is just blindly checking off your ballot for one party.”

    Don’t be silly! Because the GOP is a top-down organization that demands lockstep conformity from its candidates and adherents, the ‘R’ label is in fact a reliable guide to a person’s positions. If you think for yourself or vary in the slightest from the party line, you are not an ‘R’. In the GOP, being a maverick is a tactic, not a state of mind.

    I’ll tell you want un-American is. Un-American is voting Republican. Being a Republican means you’re against the rule of law, against racial and sexual equality, against the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, against the Constitution itself, against workers and their families, and against our troops. And that’s un-American.

  21. 25

    The Real Mark spews:

    Roadkill @ 23, 24 and elsewhere

    You are a sad, sad, delusional little man. Go take your meds.

  22. 26

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @5 Goldy probably didn’t see it because he’s traveling today. I’ll be happy to address it.

    Gregoire, and her supporters, need make no apologies for how the Governor (that’s with a capital “G” for you Republican losers out there) deals with tribal gaming.

    Let’s skip over the ugly history of the white man’s treatment of the Indians and go right to the fact that until tribal gaming came along the Indians were the poorest people in America and Indian reservations were our country’s most distressed communities. Gaming lifted the tribes out of poverty and enabled them to deal with their chronic social problems. Casino revenues provide the tribes with education, health care, and jobs for their members. That’s good, not bad.

    Gambling is a vice, of course. But, you humans being what you are, we can’t legislate vice away. Gambling is a voluntary activity. Nobody forces anyone to go to a tribal casino.

    Now, I personally don’t gamble; that’s a way for suckers and fools to piss away their money. I’d rather invest mine. (I made $2,150 in the stock market today.) But if people insist on throwing away their money in casinos, I say, screw it, let the Indians get back some of what the white men took from them 100 years ago.

    Now here’s the problem with prohibiting Indian political contributions. They’re American citizens like us. They get to vote, just like us. They have the same free speech rights. They’re entitled to lobby the government like everyone else.

    If they want to give all of their political contributions to Gregoire, and none to Rossi, why can’t they? Maybe they like Gregoire better than Rossi. Maybe they don’t like Republicans. After all, it was Republicans who tried to terminate their tribes, and it’s Republicans like Slade Gorton and Jim Johnson who built political careers on pandering to anti-Indian bigots. So why on the Great Mother Rabbit Spirit’s green earth would they give any money to Republicans?

    There’s no scandal here. No payoff. No quid pro quo. Just an interest group supporting a politician who doesn’t screw them, who is being opposed by a candidate of a party that does screw them.

    So, you conspiracy buffs can just move along. There’s nothing to see here.

  23. 28

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @25 “You are a sad, sad, delusional little man.”

    I prefer to self-identify as a rabbit.

  24. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @7 The Spokane compact, unlike Eyman’s initiative, doesn’t put gambling on every street corner in the state. You have to go out of your way to put yourself in front of those Indian slot machines.

  25. 30

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 Gregoire is a pragmatic lawyer who accepted a compromise, as lawyers routinely do, to end years of lawsuits and conflicts between the tribe and state.

    The Spokanes were the only tribe operating casinos without a state compact. The slot machines were already there, and the state couldn’t do anything about it. The state had repeatedly lost in federal court.

    This settlement brought the state’s last holdout tribe under state gaming regulation. It also produces revenue for the state. It has been criticized for allowing an expansion of tribal gaming. But compromises, by their nature, involve giving up something to get what you want. In this case, the state wanted a say in, and some control over, what goes on in Spokane tribal gaming establishments — and got that.

  26. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @13 The truth hurts, doesn’t it? So be it. Let the chips fall. If you don’t like the truth about yourself and your fellow Republicans, than change yourselves.

  27. 32

    The Real Mark spews:

    Roadkill @ 31

    You’ll have to ask BBG how (s)he feels about being a child and an idiot. I would imagine that truth does hurt.

  28. 35

    pu spews:

    GEE TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEW YOUGH COUNSELLOR FOR
    CONGRESSMAN JACKSON. DOES MEL REYLONDS RING A BELL.

  29. 36

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    12

    Actually it is patriotic to vote republican, always has and always will. After all there is a reason why a overwhelming majority of “real” active duty US soldiers vote republican. Of course what would a commie,pinko liberal know about patriotism anyways. roof roof

  30. 37

    YLB spews:

    You’re a pretty sick puppy Surreal Mark.

    By November you should be a mangy mutt like the cur in 36.

  31. 38

    cmiklich spews:

    Demonic evil @ 12:

    Babies dying?

    Republicans are the GOOD, MORAL folks who don’t want 1.5 MILLION INNOCENT BABIES SLAUGHTERED every year in America on the alter of “choice”.

    democrats can’t begin to talk about morality. Wanton slaughter of the innocent; enslavement of man to all types of evil. REPUBLICANS are the party of freedom, democrats started the KKK (and still have members of Congress in same).

    Republicans know the goodness of GOD and declare man as part of God’s creation; democrats say there is no such being and profess man as a descendant of monkeys and salamanders.

    Republicans believe mankind can achieve great things; democrats enslave man unto himself and his own lusts, and say that morality is an outdated principle (democrats have no DECENT principles, only POWER and CORRUPTION).

    Republicans will fight to remain free; democrats will surrender to all types of enemies, foreign and domestic, and call the absence of war “peace”.

  32. 39

    All Facts Support My Positions spews:

    Calling yourself a Republican these days is like calling yourself a NAZI after the concentration camps were discovered.

    Maybe you can spot my car. I have a sign in the rear window that reads “Republicons Willful Ignorance”.

    Talk about getting a lot of thumbs up……

    Bunny man is right.

    The G.O.P. is nothing more than a criminal organization. They resemble the mafia far more than they do anything else. Just ask Valerie Plame. Just look how the whole party protected, lied for, and covered for the traitors that outed her, and destroyed Brewster Jennings. Their whole party united around Scooter (should have been hung alongside Rove, and Armitidge) Libby, along with their buddies in the Reicht Wing media. All the Wilsons did was ask Bush to tell the truth for once.

    If I hear “the intelligence was bad” one more time I’m gonna give Barack another $100. The intelligence was fine. The liars in the White House just ignored 90% of it….

    The Dems have serious problems, but voting for a Democrat is not an act of treason, like voting for ANY Republicon would be.

    And to think. Every single day more Democrats are born, and more retarded Republiconvicts die. The G.O.P. is dead. Good riddance.

    I saw a poll the other day that said the people calling themselves Republiconvicts has gone from 33% to 24% in the last 2 years. Dems 48%. A couple more years, and they will be history. Not a moment too soon.

    By the way, someone should ask McFlip Flop how many trillion he would feel comfortable borrowing from Red China….. I’m just sayin’.

  33. 40

    All Facts Support My Positions spews:

    #36 Not true. Well over 50% of the troops “now” lean Democrat. Sorry doggie…. Just another lie by the G.O.P.

    By the way patriotic means defending the constitution, not urinating on it.

    Vote Democrat, or suffer more.

    Simple.

  34. 41

    All Facts Support My Positions spews:

    So chimlick, how many of our country’s current 5,000,000 unwanted children have you adopted? 10? 20? Just what we need. Millions, upon millions more unwanted children. I guess we got enough street corners for them to all hang out on, till it is their turn to go to jail.

    When one of these anti choicer’s 14 year old kid gets knocked up, because their school is forbidden from teaching “real” sex education, they are the first ones driving them to the “clinic”. You better believe it.

    I think they should rename the Republicon Party to the Hypocrite Party. Makes a lot more sense.

  35. 42

    All Facts Support My Positions spews:

    I was in Salt Lake City the other day listening to Rush Limbaugh on the (I am not kidding) “Family Values” radio station. They kept claiming to be the “family values” station. I wanted to puke.

    The only families their programming support is the families of billionaires.

    The Republiconvicts only want one things from families. They need poor people to have enough poor kids to fill their war machine.

    The military industrial complex needs fed. Grrrrrr!!!!! $$$$$$$$ Kill Kill Kill!!!!! $$$$$$$$

  36. 43

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    #36 Not true. Well over 50% of the troops “now” lean Democrat. Sorry doggie…. Just another lie by the G.O.P.

    Any day you donks feel froggy enough in letting the active military decide who will be the next president I am in. Hell we will even spot the dems 10%. hehehehehehehe

  37. 44

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    @cmiklich I am HONORED you think of me as the devil. Thank you. I WANT to be the devil where inbred, baby-raping fucks like you are concerned. Fuck your God. Fuck you too by the way. If you’re an example of a Christian then it’s no wonder most of the world wants nothing to do with your religion.

    You want to save babies from abortion only to let them die for lack of health care, or in prisons or in Iraq. You’re about as pro-life as your asshole buddy Osama bin Laden!

  38. 45

    Puddybud spews:

    Yes bybygoober@44 – I’m sure the Bin Laden religionists are waiting for you with open arms. Want a ticket to Hezbollahville? Or How about HamasCity? Or maybe Wahhabitown?

    Let us on the right know. We’ll all pitch in and buy you a non-refundable one way ticket.

  39. 47

    All Facts Support My Positions spews:

    Piddly. Do you know how much we would have to raise your taxes to pay for taking care of 6.5 million MORE unwanted children? Oh, that’s right. We should borrow the money from Red China, and let the kids themselves pay it back right? That’s what they are doing now any way right? Soon Red China will just own America outright. All so the mighty military machine can keep a rollin’.

    By the way pid, how many unwanted children have you adopted? Impress me! Couple dozen?

    Why do you criminals (anyone supporting republicons) have to also be hypocrites?

    Speaking of babies. Anyone know how many Iraqi children are being born with birth defects because of depleted uranium weapons? I heard some diseases are up to 200 times the normal rate, but I haven’t seen any stats lately. That would be because the MSM is doing such a fine job.

  40. 48

    All Facts Support My Positions spews:

    By the way Piddly. Some countries have practically stopped all abortions.

    By eliminating poverty……

    John McCain. Taking America into the 19th century!

  41. 49

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Puddydick too bad you weren’t one of those aborted babies. America would have one less traitor!

    And just so you know, I wouldn’t believe ANY statistic you ever quoted so don’t bother on my account.

    Tell me again how you justify calling yourself “pro-life” while you support the death penalty, the Iraq war and my favorite, you fight universal health care so all these babies you claim that you want born can just suffer or die later from lack of health care.

    You really have to be a 100% certified dumb fuck to be a republican.

  42. 50

    Broadway Joe spews:

    I’m not afraid to admit that I’d vote for a Republican if I actually liked him and his individual beliefs. I can say that because I actually did. And it allows me to tell a rather funny story.

    Circa 1992: A pretty boring day that summer in Port Angeles, I was home alone (still living with the parents at that time, they were gone camping with my younger siblings), and getting ready to go to Seattle for the day with a friend. I was in the shower, with the bathroom door open so I could hear for the door. When that knock came, I went to the window and yelled for my friend to come on in, I’d be out of the shower in a minute. I pulled the bathroom door shut and went back to the window to see if my friend had gotten the message. Instead I saw a middle-aged gentleman in a suit coming around the corner of the house! he introduced himself as Jim Buck, and he was running for the state House for the GOP. I told him I was wearing nothing but a towel! I told him I was expecting someone else, and that while I was a solid Democrat, I appreciated the fact that he was willing to go door-to-door to meet the voters. He thanked me for my compliment and headed on his way.

    Two years later, my wife and I were walking into the Clallam County Fair and Buck was there, running a second time for what was then Evan Jones’ seat. Much to my surprise, Buck remembered me and said, ‘Glad to see you’re out of the shower, son’. My wife was clueless as to why I was laughing like a hyena! Buck was a bit too far to the right for my tastes, but I voted for him anyway, mostly because I liked Jones less. He was hitting on a good friend of mine at the time, and I didn’t like that one little bit. Buck was an okay representative back then, though he did have a habit of crashing the DOT christmas parties that my wife (DOT office manager back then) and I attended, which may or may not have been a breach of ethics. I voted for Buck at least twice, though I can’t remember exactly how many times. The local D’s didn’t have any really good challengers for him back then, I guess. I guess you could say that he did a good job for the district, especially since he was the only de facto Representative from the North Olympic Peninsula, due to the odd shape of the district. His district counterpart in the House? Lynn Kessler of Hoquiam. A three-hour drive away. Port Townsend to Neah Bay to Gryas Harbor? That’s one screwed-up district if you ask me.

  43. 51

    Mark1 spews:

    Why do you care about Yakima Goldy? My advice is to stick to trying to get your lil love, the ditzy little empty pant-suit Darcy elected, and be quiet about the rest of the State.