Burner to concede?

I haven’t directly asked the campaign, but it sure as hell looks like Darcy Burner is going to concede tomorrow morning.

Personally, I wouldn’t. But then, I’m not as gracious as Darcy.

Of course legally, a concession is meaningless. If there’s still a big jackpot of Democratic ballots hiding in the remaining absentees and provisionals, and Darcy wins, then she wins.

I have some more thoughts on the race for WA-08, but I think I’ll wait until the morning.

Comments

  1. 2

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    11

    It’s up to Burner whether/when to concede. If she wants to concede today I have no quarrel with that. But if the race flips in the final ballots, she wins. I just want to make sure our wingnut friends understand that. And I want my liberal friends to understand that premature concessions play into the hands of the wingnut conspiracy nuts who claim that any election which flips in the late count must have been “stolen.” Why should we make things easier for these liars? Ever? In any race?

  2. 3

    Daddy Love spews:

    Well, it looks like Darcy will concede this morning at 11. The count on the WA SecState page shows her down by 4700 votes, though still at 49%-51%.

    So this year a Democrat comes closer than anyone ever has before to winning in WA-08, a seat that has never been Democratic. I don’t consider that a failure, and I am committed to a Democrat taking this seat in 2008.

  3. 4

    JDB spews:

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Evangelical leader Ted Haggard, who stepped down last week after confessing that he purchased methamphetamines and various services from a male prostitute, revealed Wednesday that he was repeatedly molested by an unnamed Republican congressman in the late 1990s. “We would communicate on the Internet and then meet in his Washington office to, I thought, discuss faith-based initiatives,” said Haggard in a tearful admission in which he asked for the forgiveness of God and his congregation. “Before long, he had progressed from praying alongside me to having me sit on his lap at his desk, and then to touching me in my bathing-suit area. I trusted the congressman, and he violated that trust.” Authorities have not acted on Haggard’s allegations, saying that Republicans are often accused of wrongdoings simply because so many of them lead secret gay or criminal lifestyles.

    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/55141

  4. 5

    shut up Roger spews:

    Good luck with that daddy….

    I can see it now, First you’ll start crying and then I’ll get sued for causing post traumatic stress.

  5. 6

    shut up Roger spews:

    Sure I will….

    ooohhhhh, what are you gonna do?

    Talk? Take pictures?

    here’s a question…

    What do you get when you pick a fight with five liberal guys?

    Answer: One guy with his ass kicked and four witnesses

  6. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

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    Remember the Busby race? If she concedes she concedes = that’s it. IT’S OVER. Commentby NoDinos— 11/14/06@ 3:37 am

    Please cite the law that says a candidate’s concession supersedes the final vote count.

  7. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    10

    You forgot one …

    I think we should get a Democratic sheriff to pull Steffy over and look into his trunk. There we may find:

    1) More Darcy votes
    2) WMD
    3) The address to Teddy Haggarts Man Massuse!
    4) A terrorist with a bomb intended for a domestic flight

    Congratulations Speaker Pelosi, now let the bombs fall where they may. My prediction: terror attack on domestic soil passenger aircraft within the next six months. Casualties in the 2-300 range. And, unfortunately, maybe that’s just what we need. It’s obvious people don’t remember what happened 5 years ago.
    Posted by FullContactPolitics at November 8, 2006 10:52 AM

    http://tinyurl.com/ydlfwu

  8. 9

    Daddy Love spews:

    “faggy little drinking liberal parties ”

    OK, walk into a bar, say, the Montlake Ale House, and call the first guy you see drinking beer a fag. I’m sure he’ll welcome you properly.

  9. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    50

    A Republican complaining about “sore losers”?

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  10. 11

    eponymous coward spews:

    There’s no reason not to be gracious at this point, and the pros know this is over and the fat lady is warming up. The remaining ballots have to break something over 60/40, and Darcy’s made exactly ZERO headway in counts since Election Night- the margin’s gone from 2700 to 4500.

  11. 12

    eponymous coward spews:

    Oh, and also… yeah, Darcy came short this time (but hey, if she wants another swing or maybe wants to shoot for the 5th LD, by all means, she should- not that I would think she should get a freeride in a primary). The 8th is still a swing/lean D district, and with a load of D legislators that people in the 8th are used to voting for, the idea that Reichert’s going to get free rides from now on is a joke. The D’s will be targeting this district from now until it flips, and Smiling Sheriff Dave better get used to well-financed and good challengers.

  12. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

    Suck on it, wingnuts!

  13. 15

    Shut up Roger spews:

    Actually… There’s a big difference.

    There is the rest of the country and then the impact that the Emerald City Nuts were able to create, which was NOTHING.

    You had your faggy little drinking liberal parties, promised Darcy and Peter you’d bring out the vote and just FAILED them.

    Goldy’s 15 minutes are up, cancel his shitty little radio hour.

    Nothing to see here folks, just a bunch of loud mouthed assholes that normal people in Seattle have learned to ignore.

  14. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I wonder how the Republican traitors did in the districts where they challenged the voter registrations of soldiers deployed in Iraq so their votes wouldn’t count. http://tinyurl.com/jv9nf

    I believe our wingnut traitor friends would call that “not counting military ballots” or something like that.

  15. 18

    Yossarian spews:

    I might as well say the obvious: The wingnuts on this board are juvenile and immature.

    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 11/14/06@ 10:40 am

    And you’re NOT the same as them, with your ramblings?? You’re the oldest two-year-old on this blog, Roger. Mothers speak of “the terrible twos,” but you must have KILLEd your mom with your infantile tantrums, and you never grew out of it!

  16. 19

    Aaron spews:

    Commentby ConservativeFirst— 11/14/06@ 7:28 am

    CF,

    You’re really an asshole. If you don’t like Goldy’s blog, why don’t you just go away?

  17. 22

    WTLH spews:

    “But then, I’m not as gracious as Darcy.”

    Yes, that’s true.

    “Of course legally, a concession is meaningless. If there’s still a big jackpot of Democratic ballots hiding in the remaining absentees and provisionals, and Darcy wins, then she wins.”

    Dream on, Stefan Of The Left.

  18. 23

    rob spews:

    Goldy, I love it as long as you EASTCOSTERS still come out here and give me your money. It’s all good goldy. And thank you.

  19. 24

    spews:

    Rob, WTLH… how are you enjoying that Democratic House and that Democratic Senate and that Democratic landslide in state legislative races and the righties losing all their judicial races and initiatives?

  20. 25

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    41

    First the nutroots got rebuffed in the CA race where3 the Republican was sent to jail, then they knocked Lieberman out of the Democrat primary and made him the tie breaker power broker senator. Then the nutroots told us how they were going to take the 8th and the 5th. Poor nutroots – elections are for adults. Commentby Eastern Wa Voter— 11/14/06@ 10:08 am

    How’s it feel to be represented in Congress by people who have no chairmanships, can’t pass any legislation, have no power, and won’t bring any “earmark” money to your district? In other words, how does it feel to vote for the loooooser party and end up being represented by someone who is totally irrelevant?

  21. 26

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    44

    Since your arguments are so often devoid of fact and reason you have little credibility in calling my reasoning into question.
    Commentby ConservativeFirst— 11/14/06@ 10:11 am

    I’ve never called your reasoning into question. You don’t have any reasoning, so how could I question it?

  22. 27

    Mike Webb Sucks spews:

    I think you meant to say Reichert’s and McMorris’s embarrassing near-losses to Burner and Goldmark … Commentby Roger Rabbit— 11/14/06@ 9:48 am

    Can someone translate the Furball? This makes Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo sense. It takes one vote to win Moonbat! Isn’t that why you all were into pregnant chads?

  23. 28

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    If you really want to see a bunch of loud-mouthed assholes, just read the letters that Republicans are sending to The Seattle Whine …

  24. 29

    eponymous coward spews:

    58-

    You’re an idiot. There’s a reason they’re called “elections” instead of “coronations”. Nobody expected 100% of the Ds to win, unless they were drinking Kool-Aid. And if Reichert and McMorris had gotten free rides, that’s 6 million in cash Republicans can use to make harassing robocalls or other dirty tricks.

    Darcy didn’t do bad- she lost a close race. The freakin’ State AG of New Mexico (Patricia Madrid) couldn’t knock off Heather Wilson in NM-01, so it ain’t just “inexperience”. Sometimes you just lose close races. That’s why it’s important to go hard everywhere you can, and why WA-08 is going to be in the D takeover list until it flips.

    Oh, by the way, how’d Mike!™ McGavick do? When’s his swearing-in ceremony for the US Senate scheduled?

    While I’m at it, the “dim bulb” you Republicans like to make fun of (Patty Murray) just got elected Secretary of the Senate Democratic Caucus. For being no rocket scientist, she sure wins elections and has colleagues liking her, huh?

  25. 30

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    58

    Commentby Shut up Roger— 11/14/06@ 10:16 am

    Make me, fascist fuck! Report to my burrow at 9 PM tonight. Bring a gun so I can claim self-defense, and dog tags so they can identify your remains. For photos of the last fascist who picked me up by my ears, click here http://tinyurl.com/njv8z.

  26. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    35

    During the 2005 King County Executive race itwas pretty clear Goldy was being fed info from the Sims camp. Commentby ConservativeFirst— 11/14/06@ 9:51 am

    Perhaps it was “pretty clear” to people like you who peel stuff off the wall or make shit up, but since evidence of your allegation is totally lacking, the rational world (including the bunny species) thinks you’re a wingnut blowhard who’s full of shit.

  27. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It seems the lying Pukes want it both ways … they say Burner shouldn’t be elected because she has no experience … and they claim to know what she would do if she were elected …

  28. 34

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    84

    You had your faggy little drinking liberal parties … Goldy’s 15 minutes are up, cancel his shitty little radio hour. Nothing to see here folks, just a bunch of loud mouthed assholes that normal people in Seattle have learned to ignore. Commentby Shut up Roger— 11/14/06@ 11:22 am

    And those guys call ME “juvenile and immature?”

    P.S. — YOU aren’t ignoring us; in fact, we seem to get on your nerves in a rather big way, to which I say GOOD … I hope I give you a fucking aneurysm.

  29. 35

    rob spews:

    Of course I am probably enjoying your money more that you are enjoying your embarrassing losses with Burner and Goldmark. Just sayin Goldy

  30. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    50

    The odds that this is premature are approaching meteor-strike-in-your-house level. Commentby eponymous coward— 11/14/06@ 10:16 am

    Just because I don’t wear a crash helmet in my “house” doesn’t mean a meteor can’t hit it.

  31. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Sorry that last post was so long, but I had to get it all out, or my appendix would have ruptured.

  32. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    And here’s another one …

    “Melvin Eugene “Mel” Carnahan (February 11, 1934 – October 16, 2000) was an American politician who was Governor of Missouri from 1993 to 2000. A Democrat, he died in a plane crash during a campaign for the U.S. Senate, after which he was elected posthumously to the office.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Carnahan

  33. 41

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    On the other hand a live Republican, Dino Rossi, couldn’t get elected even with the help of dead voters …

  34. 42

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    51

    In an election year where dead democrats were able to beat Republican candidates … Commentby Shut up Roger— 11/14/06@ 10:16 am

    Quite a ringing endorsement of your party there, pardner!

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  35. 43

    Speaker Pelosi spews:

    Dave,

    Congrats on your victor in WA-08.

    Want to have some real power to make change? Become a Democrat!

    Think about it,

    Speaker Pelosi

  36. 44

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    What I’m wondering is why Republicans ran ads saying Darcy Burner would “raise taxes” when Burner had no political experience, had held no public office, and hadn’t voted for a tax increase in her entire life … you gotta conclude that Reichert won by CHEATING because he ran DISHONEST ADS that MISLED voters.

  37. 45

    The Judy Miller Show spews:

    Us Dems need to start gerrymandering as soon as possible to get things back the way they need to be.

    We have the votes now. Should we be as bad as the Reps on this issue? You bet!

  38. 46

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    6

    embarrassing losses with Burner and Goldmark. Just sayin Goldy
    Commentby rob— 11/13/06@ 11:25 pm

    I think you meant to say Reichert’s and McMorris’s embarrassing near-losses to Burner and Goldmark …

  39. 47

    Daddy Love spews:

    15 TT

    No, that’s not at all what you did.

    You said: “conceding is the exact thing you’d demand of Reichert were the votes reversed.

    “Would” is a verb in the subjunctive tense, and you used it because you are postulating what his action hould have been if some contrary-to-fact scenario came about. That is sheer speculation on your part, and thus no valid conclusion can be drawn from it.

    As far as Goldy being the “bigger” person, I think that because you don’t see him screaming “fraud,” spreading scurrilous and baseless rumors about election shenaigans, or filing a lawsuit to overturn the election, he’s already being the bigger person than any Republican we have seen in the last four years or so.

  40. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I mean, c’mon, two Republican incumbents in solidly Republican districts nearly get taken out by two novices … and wingnut idiots like Rob spin it as “embarrassing losses” for the Democrats … go ahead, Rob, give us more pearls of wisdom and embarrass yourself some more …

  41. 50

    ConservativeFirst spews:

    Commentby Aaron— 11/14/06@ 8:58 am

    “You’re really an a**hole. If you don’t like Goldy’s blog, why don’t you just go away?” (expletive deleted)

    What exactly did I say that is inaccurate or insulting? During the 2005 King County Executive race itwas pretty clear Goldy was being fed info from the Sims camp. I’d suspect the same is true of Burner’s campaign. Apparently, in your mind, calling someone a propaganda tool when they are one, makes a person an a**hole. Interesting argument.

  42. 51

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    And Goldy is absolutely right; claims of victory and concessions mean absolutely nothing. NOTHING. While my personal guess is that Burner lost, the fact remains we don’t know who won until all the ballots are counted, and if the race flips in the late count a concession speech has no legal effect and the candidate who got the most votes still wins. But don’t try to explain such a simple concept to a wingnut. Wingnuts are the epitome of human ignorance, stupidity, and dishonesty.

  43. 54

    ConservativeFirst spews:

    Commentby Daddy Love— 11/14/06@ 9:51 am

    “And your guesses have such a fine track record!”

    Really? What track record is that?

    Please feel free to point where you think I’ve been in error.

  44. 55

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    7

    There’s no reason not to be gracious at this point, and the pros know this is over and the fat lady is warming up. The remaining ballots have to break something over 60/40, and Darcy’s made exactly ZERO headway in counts since Election Night- the margin’s gone from 2700 to 4500. Commentby eponymous coward— 11/14/06@ 12:48 am

    I can’t (and don’t) argue with you, but I simply don’t see the need for a concession speech before all the votes have been counted. Remember how much trouble that caused in 2000! WHY do people have to know RIGHT NOW who won? Accuracy, not speed, is what matters in tabulating ballots. WHY doesn’t everyone just hold their horses and wait for the final results?

  45. 56

    Daddy Love spews:

    Let’s see, HOW MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS did the RNC spend here in WA-08 to help the “hero sheriff” incumbent keep from getting his ass kicked sideways by an “inexperienced and totally unqualified loser candidate?”

    Those dollars then DIDN’T go to help defeat other Democrats who DID get over the top. Darcy is a hero.

  46. 57

    Eastern Wa Voter spews:

    First the nutroots got rebuffed in the CA race where3 the Republican was sent to jail, then they knocked Lieberman out of the Democrat primary and made him the tie breaker power broker senator. Then the nutroots told us how they were going to take the 8th and the 5th. Poor nutroots – elections are for adults. ;)

  47. 58

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    HOW BELL SHAPED CURVES WORK

    A bell shaped curve is a probability diagram. The greatest probabilities (i.e., the likeliest results) are grouped in the center, at the peak of the curve. People who talk about and graph probabilities always focus on the peak of the curve and almost almost forget that way out there on the ends, where the probability of something happening is only 1%, the PROBABILITY IS NOT ZERO. It CAN happen … DOES happen … in 1% of the cases. At this point, Burner has maybe a 1% chance that the final votes will break over 60-40 in her favor. I repeat, the probability of that happening is low but IS NOT ZERO.

    Any questions?

  48. 59

    NoDinos spews:

    Remember the Busby race? If she concedes she concedes = that’s it. IT’S OVER. Unfortunately. Also, does anyone know the youth or even under 30’s vote or even turnout in this race?

  49. 61

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    What do you get when you pick a fight with five right wingers?

    Answer- four man on man massage lovers and one meth dealer preaching at them to stop their sin while he watches out of the corner of his eye and jacks off…

  50. 62

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    I think we should get a Democratic sheriff to pull Steffy over and look into his trunk.

    There we may find:

    1) More Darcy votes
    2) WMD
    3) The address to Teddy Haggarts Man Massuse!

  51. 63

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    13

    As the mildly-retarded Roger Rodent … Commentby Mark1— 11/14/06@ 6:24 am

    And you call ME … “juvenile and immature”?

  52. 64

    ConservativeFirst spews:

    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 11/14/06@ 9:54 am

    “Perhaps it was “pretty clear” to people like you who peel stuff off the wall or make sh*t up, but since evidence of your allegation is totally lacking, the rational world (including the bunny species) thinks you’re a wingnut blowhard who’s full of sh*t.” (expletives deleted)

    I base my opinion on Goldy’s volume of attack posts on Reichert and Irons. I seriously doubt all that info came from “raking his own muck”. But if Goldy wants to contradict that, and say he’s not received and posted information from either the Burner or Sims campaign, then I’ll retract my statement.

    Since your arguments are so often devoid of fact and reason you have little credibility in calling my reasoning into question.
    And, unless you are a doppleganger for Goldy, you’d have no way of knowing for sure yourself.

  53. 65

    Yer Killin Me spews:

    Ah yes . . . The Onion. The only completely accurate news outlet there is. Exactly like the Weekly World News. (I forget how they word it, though.) Gotta love ‘em.

  54. 66

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    13 (continued)

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Commentby Mark1— 11/14/06@ 6:24 am

    Another illiterate wingfuck who can’t spell a simple word like “HAR” … what can I say? The private school system is failing, it’s a shambles …

  55. 68

    Mike Barer spews:

    In my opinion, Darcy has exhibited class all the way. I got a very gracious e-mail thanking the volunteers.

  56. 69

    Yer Killin Me spews:

    Oh, and they are in charge of Congress thanks to the efforts of people like you and me. Well, me anyway.

  57. 70

    eponymous coward spews:

    And I want my liberal friends to understand that premature concessions play into the hands of the wingnut conspiracy nuts who claim that any election which flips in the late count must have been “stolen.”

    I’ll put it this way: Burner/Reichert right now is less close than the Burns/Tester or Allen/Webb.. The odds that this is premature are approaching meteor-strike-in-your-house level.

    If Darcy’s vote count was going from 4500 down on election night to 2700 now and things were NARROWING, sure, hold out for the final count. But it’s not- it’s going the other way. Why should she come off as a sore loser and wait until after Thanksgiving (final certification in WA) to concede, especially if she wants to run for public office again?

  58. 71

    Thomas Trainwinder spews:

    Yes, conceding is the exact thing you’d demand of Reichert were the votes reversed. Fair is fair.

    This is your chance to show you are bigger than the Rs — too bad you didn’t take it.

  59. 72

    treasonous pickle spews:

    With a race this close nobody should concede until all the votes are counted.
    Don’t you wish all the votes had been counted in Florida in 2000?

    Just sayin’

  60. 73

    Mike Webb Sucks spews:

    This is your chance to show you are bigger than the Rs – too bad you didn’t take it. Commentby Thomas Trainwinder— 11/14/06@ 6:03 am

    What do you expect from a donk Moonbat! Goldy has a centered stripe on his back. You choose the color!

  61. 74

    Mike Webb Sucks spews:

    Remember the Busby race? If she concedes she concedes = that’s it. IT’S OVER. Unfortunately. Also, does anyone know the youth or even under 30’s vote or even turnout in this race? Commentby NoDinos— 11/14/06@ 3:37 am

    Yeah, after she told illegals to go vote for her. Need the URL AGAIN?

  62. 75

    Mike Webb Sucks spews:

    It seems the lying Pukes want it both ways … they say Burner shouldn’t be elected because she has no experience … and they claim to know what she would do if she were elected … Commentby Roger Rabbit— 11/14/06@ 11:01 am

    Sounds like Maria Moonbat! lies on Mike McGavick regarding her ads on social security. Looks like her lies worked too Furball!

  63. 76

    Mike Webb Sucks spews:

    CF, You’re really an asshole. If you don’t like Goldy’s blog, why don’t you just go away? Commentby Aaron— 11/14/06@ 8:58 am

    Poor little aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaron. He can’t play nice in the asspen! Grow up little boy. We on the right bring up facts that hurt the librul mind!

    Hold on.

    Hold on..

    Hold on…

    STUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID moonbat!

  64. 77

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    If we want to indulge in idle speculation based on circumstantial evidence, it would be “pretty clear” to me that angry family members, not Sims, fed this information to Goldy.

  65. 78

    Mark1 spews:

    As the mildly-retarded Roger Rodent would contribute: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Who was that again? Darcy? Darcy Burner? You mean the inexperienced and totally unqualified loser candidate? Oh yeah, that bitch. I guess there were a few good thing to come out of this despicable election after all. HAR HAR HAR.

  66. 79

    Daddy Love spews:

    24 TT

    Yes, conceding is the exact thing you’d demand of Reichert were the votes reversed. Fair is fair…This is your chance to show you are bigger than the Rs – too bad you didn’t take it.

    Aw, isn’t it great when you can decide for yourself what someone would do in another situation and then criticize them for it? It looks like fun. I’ll have to try it.

  67. 80

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    13 (continued)

    Darcy Burner? … Oh yeah, that bitch. Commentby Mark1— 11/14/06@ 6:24 am

    And you call ME “juvenile and immature?”

  68. 82

    Daddy Love spews:

    150 people kinapped all at once from the Education Ministry in Baghdad this morning. Oh, and it was carried out by “armed men in Iraqi police uniforms and driving police vehicles,” which is the news reporters’ way of saying that the police did it. The Republican “plan” to beef up “Iraqi forces” in the aftermath of Bremer disbanding the army (under orders from the top) resulted in our co-opting militias in as whole units and failing to creen out insurgents in order to be able to claim favorable numbers of men-at-arms there. Now we reap the whirlwind.

    Now, “arrest warrants have been issued for several senior police commanders in connection with the abductions, Iraqi officials said today.” Those arrest warrants were issued by the same Interior Ministry that is itself shot through with insurgents and/or militia elements and which is believed by pretty much everyone to be responsible for the Shi’ite death squads executing Sunnis every day in Iraq. That’s why today “a public servant who saw the raid said the gunmen checked identity cards to sort Sunnis from Shiites, then drove off with only Sunni men.”

    So, the Republicans control Congress and Bush is the president. What’s the plan? How are they going to respond? What’s the strategery? I’m sure it’ll be a winner.

    Bastards.

  69. 83

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    17

    Not surprising that you talk to the “Burner campaign” after all the dirty work you did for them. The real question is are you like Drudge and just post the stuff they feed you, or do you think for yourself? I’m guessing the former. Commentby ConservativeFirst— 11/14/06@ 7:28 am

    What’s this? A Republican complaining about “dirty work”? As Roger Rabbit would say,

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR because you guys invented “dirty work” and are its chief practitioners.

  70. 84

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Liberals need to do more, not less, dirty work! What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander. We haven’t goosed that gander enough! We should stick their own dirty work to them in spades.

  71. 85

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    To make this election really “fair,” we should have set up front organizations with shady operators running robo-call phone banks that call people at 1:00 AM and say, “This is an important message from Dave Reichert … “

  72. 86

    Daddy Love spews:

    58 Shut up Roger

    Where wer the Republican gains? Oh yes, I remember, the party in power, for the first time in American history, FAILED to win a single seat from the minority.

    Fancy that. Burner and or Goldmark’s narrow losses were just a couple of more swats that you guys DIDN’T get of the 2006 ass-whuppin’ you DID get. We would have all liked to have seen the extra swats, but their absence doesn’t mean your asses were not THOROUGHLY whupped.

  73. 87

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I’ll bet Jeanne Schmidt, who “won” an extremely close race in Ohio, is one of the Republican traitors who got “re-elected” to Congress by disenfranchising military voters.

  74. 88

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    A FEW RACES HURT, SURE BUT I’LL TAKE THE HOUSE, THE SENATE, GOVERNORSHIPS AND LARGER NUMBERS IN THE STATEHOUSES IN A NY MINUTE. WE’LL GET OVER IT.

    AND IT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING.

    SUCK ON THAT WINGNUTS!

  75. 89

    Thomas Trainwinder spews:

    Daddy Love,

    It’s not deciding what someone else should do. It’s looking at what Goldy has called the Rs to do in the past and suggest he do the same thing. Big difference.

  76. 90

    Shut up Roger spews:

    Roger, You pathetic loser…..

    Seriously man, is this your only life?

    How’s this for a bell curve…

    The far left fringe represented by the loyal assholes on this board supported (very strongly) Burner and Goldmark.

    In an election year where dead democrats were able to beat Republican candidates, your support only ended in throwing your money and votes away.

    So… At the peaks of the bell curve were the Democratic candidates that unseated Republicans and enabled the control of the house to shift to the left, then the rest of the elected candidtaes.

    At the very bottom of the curve, actually kinda like smegma running down a hookers leg, was the input and support provided by Goldy, Roger, Daddy Love, etc….

  77. 91

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    13 (continued)

    Darcy Burner? You mean the inexperienced and totally unqualified loser candidate? Commentby Mark1— 11/14/06@ 6:24 am

    Item #1: RubberStampReichert could sit in Congress for 50 years and he would still be inexperienced, because the perfect vacuum between his ears is incapable of absorbing experience.

    Item #2: The qualifications for the House of Representatives are:

    “No person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the age of twenty five years, and been seven years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that state in which he shall be chosen.” — U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 2.

    Those are the qualifications — all of them. There aren’t any more. Please explain which of these three qualifications Burner fails to meet.

  78. 92

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Will the religious right and other right wing freaks who actually run the GOP allow a liberal like Ruuuuuudy the romper to run for GOP pres?

    This is a guy who:

    During the Clinton affair was having an affair of his own that led to a messy divorce. This is a guy who is pro gun control, abortion rights and embryonic stem cell research. I say the Osama is my friend wing of the GOP won’t let this happen.

  79. 93

    ConservativeFirst spews:

    Commentby Mark1— 11/14/06@ 6:24 am

    If you really wanted to be like Roger, you’d post a lot more than three “HAR”s.

    I think it’s pretty clear Burner is going to lose. The ballots yet to be counted would have to counter strongly the current county wide results.

    So King County opens the door, through their incompetence, for more potential cries of “fraud” by someone, if the election doesn’t go their way. Those in chare of KCRE need to be held accountible for this, starting with Ron Sims. I thought part of this Democratic sweep was about accountibility. A good place to start would be KCRE.

    Note to the logically challenged, I’m not claiming fraud in 2004.

    by Goldy, 11/13/2006, 10:48 PM

    “I haven’t directly asked the campaign, but it sure as hell looks like Darcy Burner is going to concede tomorrow morning.

    Personally, I wouldn’t. But then, I’m not as gracious as Darcy.”

    Not surprising that you talk to the “Burner campaign” after all the dirty work you did for them. The real question is are you like Drudge and just post the stuff they feed you, or do you think for yourself? I’m guessing the former.

  80. 94

    Libertarian spews:

    by Goldy, 09/20/2006, 11:30 AM
    “Burner Wins!” If Washington’s 8th Congressional District primary had the same rules as a judicial primary, that might be the headline splashed across the top of the Seattle Times and P-I this morning.

    =================

    Ooops!

  81. 96

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    How much money and time have uou wasted on this unqualified loser? Commentby Shut up Roger— 11/14/06@ 11:05 am

    The more pertinent question is how many millions did the GOP pour into this race to save Reichert’s ass that they couldn’t spend elsewhere — on races they lost?

    Whoooooo controls Congress now, loooooooser?

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

    Suck on it, wingnut!

  82. 97

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    80

    And you’re NOT the same as them, with your ramblings?? Commentby Yossarian— 11/14/06@ 11:07 am

    Yes, I AM the same as you guys, and that’s been the whole fucking point all along. I mimic you, try to sound like you, so you can see what it looks like … you’re truly clueless, aren’t you?

  83. 98

    Rod spews:

    It’s sad that Burner, a total political unknown, wasn’t able to beat Reichert this cycle. She was an amazingly good candidate, considering that she was A TOTAL POLITICAL UNKNOWN. Looking at the vote, however, if Burner, a total political unknown, could get 49%, really that share of the vote is a solid vote repudiating Reichert. I like Burner personally, but Washington voters are uncomfortable with first-time candidates aiming for higher offices like Congress, and that worked against Burner. In talking with my friends on the Eastside what it largely came down to was, they could think of a lot of reasons to vote *against* Reichert but not many to vote *for* Burner. If she’d had a little more political time at sea, so to speak, they’d have more experience to hang their votes on.

    I think what success Burner had this cycle proves that had someone, say a State Democratic or DCCC Chair, recruited a strong candidate with even the smallest amount of political experience, say a city councilman or legislator (Ross Hunter or Judy Clibborn could have walked away with it), we’d have our first Democrat from the 8th CD going to Congress in January. It a shame that didn’t happen. A total shame.

    It’s nice that Pelz and Emmanuel showed up for the final act, but had they been there during the prelude, the fat lady would be singing a different tune.

  84. 99

    Yer Killin Me spews:

    What do you get when you pick a fight with five right wingers?

    Five puddles of elephant pee.

  85. 100

    Yer Killin Me spews:

    85

    And that, my friend, is why Howard Dean’s Fifty State Strategy is sheer genius. Contest every seat, every time.

  86. 101

    thor spews:

    Reichert is in for a big surprise in the new Congress – he’ll need to work. Burner came very close and would have won if not for many millions for the national GOP. Jennifer Dunn used to be an money intake for the GOP, not a huge stupid money pit Reichert has become. His district is in play and his meager win indicates that he’s at the top of the endangered list next cycle.

    Burner turned out to be a great candidate. But she never really put together much of a winning rural strategy even though she knew she needed one.

    You can be sure that Reichert will say and do a bunch of stupid things between now and the next election – that’s how he is. It might get easier next cycle for him to bumble himself out of a job.