Gen. Wes Clark has Darcy’s back

Retired Gen. Wes Clark (former NATO Supreme Allied Commander of Europe) has emailed his rather substantial list, telling his supporters that “when one of our own is down, we have to have their back,” and urging them to contribute to Darcy Burner in the wake of her devastating house fire. He’s even set up a new Act Blue page for the purpose.

At this difficult time, Darcy needs to focus on her family as they work to get their lives back in order. That’s what she should be doing — what any of us would do after a similar tragedy.But in Darcy’s case, that means she can’t fundraise, she can’t campaign. And in an election as important and close as hers will be, every day she’s off the campaign trail puts her at a disadvantage. She needs our help.

[…] Darcy is in a tight race and represents one of our best pickup opportunities in the House. She’s going to be an advocate to bring our troops home from Iraq. She’s going to stand strong to fight warrantless wiretapping and protect the Constitution.We can’t let this tragedy stop us from adding Darcy’s voice to Congress. Though Darcy says she lost “just stuff,” she needs time with her family now.

Help me give Darcy the time she needs. Every donation provides Darcy with more time to put down the phone for fundraising and focus on her family. Contribute to Darcy’s campaign today!

You can read the full text of the email on the WesPAC website. And if Gen. Clark has Darcy’s back, shouldn’t you too? Please give today.


  1. 1

    Puddybud spews:

    I hope Darcy doesn’t let Wesley make policy statements for her. He did such a great job last week.

  2. 2

    My Goldy Itches spews:

    There could quite possibly be a silver lining in the fire at The Darcy’s house. If she would truly embrace the reality that she was never meant to be a Congresswoman, the healing process could begin in earnest. This fire gives her the perfect “out” to withdraw from the race and focus on being a mother and a wife. Do it for your family Darcy. Focus on cooking and laundry (when you get into a new pad that is) and you will be just fine!

  3. 4

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Maybe Darcy’s fire was actually Wesley Clark ordering an attack like he did when he mistakenly hit the Chinese Embassy.
    Clark was canned by Clinton and is not exactly someone with a stellar record.
    Shooting the Chinese Embassy…not good.

  4. 5

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    If we could just get the evidence that CynCyn started this fire because he’s truly afraid that his party can’t win anywhere else, we could get so much accomplished.

    And last time I checked…General Clark never got shot down over Nam wasting taxpayer money on a perfectly good airplane and moreover, he never sat down with and helped the VC figure out how to bomb Americans like the 1034 year old John McCain.

  5. 6

    I-Burn spews:

    @6 You think someone can control getting shot down? Little ridiculous, even for you, BBG.

    Unless you’ve ever put your own ass on the line, for anything, you have no business criticizing any aspect of McCains’ service. Particularly not for anything done under duress; a concept for which I’m sure you have no comprehension.

    Again, what it comes down to with you, is to just grow up.

  6. 7

    Daddy Love spews:

    6 IB

    So McCain collaborating with the enemy is no big deal, but an accidental bombing of a building was somehow directly caused by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO.

    Nice party you have over there. Lose much? Just wait.

  7. 8

    Daddy Love spews:

    6 IB

    Of course the point of McCain’s “service” is not whether it is open to criticism, but whether having never exceeded the rank of captain or held a wartime command is any sort of qualification for the presidency. Hint: It’s not.

  8. 9

    PU spews:

    daddy love you idiot would you like to tell us what great command john kenndy had and his rank or how about lby and his rank bill clinto and his rank oh thats right he did not serve how about oblah oh thats right he did not serve. so crawl back in your hole asshole.

  9. 10

    Guff spews:

    DL @ 8,
    Funny, because that was the left’s argument in 2004 when they paraded Kerry as their mascot….

    Either way, it’s better than the 163 days in the senate that BO had before he began his Presidential campaign.

    Qualifications is probably an area that you should avoid, especially when you’re running microsoft middle management/HOA floozie and a less than one term Senator who got lambasted by his own running mates as inexperienced.

  10. 11

    rhp6033 spews:

    I guess I’m a little slow on the uptake lately, but it just occurred to me that both G.H.W. Bush & John McCain’s military career revolved around getting shot down. Maybe that’s why W. Bush was kept safely in Texas, defending it’s shores against the Viet Cong invasion, and they STILL let him out early so he could go to school!

    If I was a military pilot and my commander thought that letting me out early was “for the good of the service”, I would be very embarrased. But I’m beginning to understand how the commander felt – I’d like to send him home early from his present assignment, also.

    By the way, anybody got a count of how many vacation days Bush has accumulated so far? The last count I saw (last year) had him pretty close to a year of used vacation days during his administration. I guess he got into the habit of thinking that being AWOL from government service is acceptable and expected. The only consolulation is that in his case, he’s right – the less he does, the better off we are. Like a small child in a china shop, we can only hope to get him out the door before he breaks anything else.

  11. 12

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    First of all I-Burn you don’t know shit about me. I’ve sacrificed plenty for this country and I do have the right to attack McCain for the simplest of reasons. He is a traitor. He gave information to the VC. He admits it. Now you are willing to forgive him because he’s a republican and as a republican shill – you have to root for the home team – no matter how much damage it does to America.

    But I am a patriot. I don’t like it that some of my friends probably died because this chump wanted a cushy time in prison and spent nearly five years rolling over on his fellow countrymen.

    And you CAN control whether or not you get shot down by being a half way decent pilot. And by all accounts, McCain was NOT! So suck my did you traitor. You and McCain are perfect for each other. You put self interest above America.

  12. 13

    GBS spews:

    John McCain wrote in his memoir about being a POW that he was offered and accepted special treatment from his captors because of his father.

    That is big NO NO in the code of conduct when an American serviceman is captured. Article III for those of you who wish to look it up.

    Even as a POW he had a sliver spoon in his mouth. No wonder he’s asked the North Vietnamese government to keep his POW records secret.

    Shame on John McCain.

  13. 14

    rhp6033 spews:

    Look, I don’t really blame McCain for getting shot down & captured in Vietnam. Or George H.W. Bush for getting shot down over Chichi Jima in WWII. Or Kennedy for getting his boat run over by a destroyer in WWII. Or Bob Doyle for getting wounded in Italy in WWII. Or my own father for getting wounded by morter rounds in Korea.

    On the other hand, my father didn’t try to make a political career out of getting wounded. Kennedy did make a political career out of his incident, but only because his crew all recounted his heroism in saving them AFTER the incident.

    George H.W. Bush got shot down and was rescued by a submarine (“operation Lifeboat”). As most WWII-era veterans would agree, that’s part of the job, what why they paid you. (I’ll agree that bombing Chichi-Jima was very dangerous – all the pilots who were captured by the Japanese were abused and then murdered). Same with McCain – getting shot down was part of the risk shared by all pilots over Vietnam. As for his conduct as a POW – well, I don’t think it was anything upon which to base a political career.

    Can you imagine if John Kerry had been captured in Vietnam, and he had revealed ANY information to the Vietnamese? We would have been hearing quite a different tune, I’m sure, from the Republicans, than we are hearing now from them.

  14. 15

    I-Burn spews:

    @12 BBG knowing nothing about the targets of your wrath has certainly never stopped you from putting forth the most ridiculous bullshit imaginable. So you’ll pardon me if I fail to shed a tear for your supposed sacrifices. Please do detail those sacrifices though as quite frankly I don’t believe that anyone who acts as you do has any concept of what that word means.

    Certainly not in regards to laying it on the line for your country.

  15. 16

    I-Burn spews:

    @14 RHP

    Having gone through a, very, abbreviated SERE course many, many, years ago, I certainly couldn’t fault anyone who was captured for real, from talking to their captors. To think otherwise is wishful thinking at best. What I’m getting at is that there are lots of reasons to be critical of McCain. That particular issue, I don’t believe, is one of them.

  16. 18

    The Real Mark spews:


    You do know wthat hen your kid writes to Mickey Mouse, it really isn’t the mouse that writes back. Right?

    And speaking of Mickey Mouse…

    PLC* Wes Clark’s e-mail is phony political PR written by some mid-level campaign flunky — just like Darcy’s ghost-written (Ir)responsible Plan. I wonder if Darcy knows that PLC Clark is an incompetent who was fired and has been accused of war crimes by the people on the Left he is now desperately trying to please.

    * – Private, Low Class

  17. 19

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Hey Fake Mark you asslicking cunt – why you afraid to have McCain compared to Bush? You that ashamed of your Pretender and Thief?

  18. 20

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    I-Burn there’s a long list of things I care about – in fact it’s 100,000 items long. What a inbred, right wing, traitor like you thinks of me happens to be 100,001 on that list.

  19. 21

    I-Burn spews:

    @20 BBG

    Wow, I’m so devestated by that witty retort. Not!!! That’s about what I figured. All bullshit, no substance. Not that I’m at all surprised, of course. You’re just a weedy, little, dweeb loser, sitting in his mama’s basement screaming his impotent rage to the world. How pathetic.

  20. 22

    ArtFart spews:

    11 “Maybe that’s why W. Bush was kept safely in Texas, defending it’s shores against the Viet Cong invasion, and they STILL let him out early so he could go to school!”

    Oh, is that the way the story’s being spun now? I’ve always heard and read that he sorta-kinda…just stopped showing up.

    Short attention span, or sumfin’

  21. 24

    ArtFart spews:

    13 In all fairness, that story seems to be experiencing some “drift” as well.

    If our side persists in attacking McCain on his POW record, we’re likely to see a bunch of the other surviving POW’s come to his defense, and unlike the Swift Boat Bullshitters, these guys will be telling a very credible (and extremely moving) story.

    The backlash could easily cost Obama the election.

  22. 25

    Daddy Love spews:

    10 G

    Funny, because that was the left’s argument in 2004 when they paraded Kerry as their mascot….

    No, the half of the country who supported him thought that the heroism documented around Kerry’s medals indicated his character and that his courageous stance against the war afterward similarly reflected well on his character and integrity. Kerry saved his mens’ lives. McCain ratted his buddies out. Kerry married an heiress after his wife died. McCain married an heiress after he fucked around on his crippled wife before dumping her for said heiress. Got “character?”

    Either way, it’s better than the 163 days in the senate that BO had before he began his Presidential campaign.

    Yeah, yeah, the guy who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, edited the Harvard Law Review in law school, taught constitutional law, and actually worked for the interests of real people in the community is somehow less “experienced” that the guy who graduated 894th of 899 in the Naval Academy his daddy got him into, and who has never spent a day off the government dole.

    MCain has so much “experience” he has to stay on soft foods.

    Qualifications is probably an area that you should avoid, especially when you’re running Microsoft middle management/HOA floozie and a less than one term Senator who got lambasted by his own running mates as inexperienced.

    Dave Reichert is just wrong on the issues, votes with Bush all the time, is pretty fucking lazy, and is a back-bencher in the wrong party for him to make a difference for the 8th District, while Darcy Burner is whip-smart, unbelievably hard-working, will work with the Democratic majority with important committee assignments, and will support president Obama’s programs in the House.

    And Obama’s just going to win. Lord, don’t you read the papers? The fundamentals this year are killing John McCain, and his disorganized campaign, his Bush retread policies, and his lack of human speaking ability will finish him off.

  23. 26

    Daddy Love spews:

    18 TRM

    That’s funy that you refer to Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO General Wesley Clark as PLC. Funny.

    Shows that for you guys, “supporting the troops” is just a politically expedient catch phrase without any meaning. Then again, sciance has proved that Republicans are stupider.

    Hey, maybe if you stop lying about Gen. Clark and Obama, we’ll stop telling the truth about John McCain. Maybe.

  24. 27

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    So I-Burn ladies and gents tries to employ Rovian tactic number – 1, i.e., make it about me not about the facts. And now I employ bitchslap a republican tactic number – 1 and put the facts right back out there…

    FlipFlop McCain wasted taxpayer money by crashing a perfectly good jet in Nam. He was incapable of operating that jet properly. He got shot down and went to prison to give aid and comfort to the enemy. He admits as much in his own book.

    Now he’s a coward who won’t debate President Obama on taxes and who thinks because he’s a “war hero” we should elect him President.

    Not gonna happen!

  25. 28

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    By the way I-Burn I have suggested many times we all send our DD214’s to Goldy for verification. I’ve got mine ready – how about you?

    Nah – you don’t have one but look it up on Google I’m sure you can figure out what it is.

    When you realize that you’re just another chickenshit, chickenhawk republican – feel free to raise your hand.

  26. 29

    I-Burn spews:

    @28 BBG

    Like I said, all bullshit, no substance. Go cry to mama some more. Maybe she’ll kiss your little peepee and make it all better.

  27. 30

    rhp6033 spews:

    ArtFart @ 22: Well, I was giving Bush the credit of his own version of the story. Pointing out that even if you believe his version, then it isn’t very impressive.

    The facts are that Bush quickly lost interest in military service and in flying, missed drills in Texas, then was transferred to Alabama A.N.G. so he could work on a Republican campaign there. While there, he was supposed to report for drill on a regular schedule, but nobody in Alabama ever remembers him EVER being on the base – even his own squadron – and all records of his attendance at drill have mysteriously dissapeared.

    By the way – excusing a member of the National Guard from performing their required service in order for them to work in a political campaign is probably a Hatch Act violation. But it might be argued that he never worked on the campaign. Some of the workers on the campaign said Bush and his buddies just hung around, telling jokes & organizing drinking parties, and never did any real work. Maybe he made the fund-raising circuit that the other workers didn’t see, but it is more likely that this was an attempt by his father to introduce him to the family business of politics, which W. understood to consist of smoozing with the good-ol-boys.

    Anyway, when the campaign was over Bush was supposed to go back to the Texas ANG, but instead requested to be relieved from further service so he could attend business school. Bush obviously didn’t qualify on his own scholastic merits, so apparantly his father’s position had something to do with him getting in.

    The official Bush position is that the aircraft he was being trained on was being retired from the ANG, and there were plenty of available pilots coming home from Vietnam with combat experience in the F-4 Phantoms which the ANG would be using for the next decade or so, so it made sense for him to be discharged from ANG service early. That’s a reasonable explanation, as far as it goes.

    But as I said in my earlier post, what it DOESN’T say is that the base commander apparantly didn’t think he was a valuable enough asset to want to keep him around. He was more than happy to transfer him to Alabama, and when the time came for him to come back to Texas, he was more than happy to relieve him from further service. If I were a human resource manager and I saw that in a resume, I would assume that the commander didn’t think much of him, and would rather take his chances with whowever else was on the list than go another week with this guy under his command. As I said, not a very impressive performance.

    And it does grate at me a bit. I wasn’t a great student in high school, but I signed up for the draft during Vietnam (it was discontinued before I was called up). I later volunteered for the reserves, but at a time when the military was being pretty picky, I failed the eye exam (it’s true that if anything happened to my glasses, I’m pretty much blind). I worked hard in college, graduating with high honors in only three years while working to pay my way through school. I went on to graduate school (getting admitted on my own merits), and graduated on the dean’s list. Yet through it all, I saw people like Bush skate on through and get to pass right by to the head of the line, skating by on their family money and connections, while all the while pretending that it was hard work and superior intelligence which got them there. As was said of W. Bush, he was born on third base, and thinks he hit a triple.

  28. 31

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    So in other words I-Burn you admit you’re a chickenshit chickenhawk. You’re just another inbred republican coward who’s happy to send someone else to fight but you – no you don’t want to have anything to do with it.

    Like I said – grow a nutsack – admit you’re a coward who never served and accordingly don’t have shit to say – get a pal to load you his DD214 and pretend it’s yours – or shut the fuck up and be the little cunt that you have proven yourself to be.

  29. 32

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Oh as for mom’s and peepees – your mom kisses my peepee every night and then I fuck the old hag in the ass :)

  30. 33

    Daddy Love spews:

    27 BBG

    I wouldn’t say he “won’t” debate President Obama on taxes, but rather that he “can’t.” But watching him try would be a hoot.

  31. 34

    Daddy Love spews:

    30 rhp

    I woudl say instead the George W. Bush has not worked a day in his life.

    And that John McCain has worked damn few.

    How much studying do you think it takes to come in 894th out of 899 in the Naval Academy? And was he sober enough to do the math it took to understand his standing?

  32. 35

    I-Burn spews:


    Let’s see if you can grasp this. Whatever you believe means less than nothing to me. You don’t know me, and you don’t know anything about me. You, on the other hand, display your ignorance with every post. Not to mention being too much of a cowardly blowhard to show up when Puddy called you out.

    Why don’t you come back when you graduate Middle School, when you’re learned to behave as an adult. In the meantime, go away boy, you bother me.

  33. 36

    GBS spews:

    My Goldy Itches @ 2 wrote:

    focus on being a mother and a wife. Do it for your family Darcy. Focus on cooking and laundry

    Wife, mother cook and maid. This is why the Republicans are going to lose the female voters in this election cycle. A view point that women are only good for cooking, cleaning and child rearing and a 2nd class citizen is so sterotypical of conservatives it’s pathetic.

    When the Republicans are totally out of power, and the Democrats have a fillibuster proof majority in the Senate we’re going to see “Supreme Court Justice Hillary Rodham Clinton” being appointed to the bench. And, many more that are farther to the left than her.

    Yep, we’re going to PACK the courts with very young, far, far left leaning justices.

    Then, I’m goint to laugh my ass off till the day I die. Because that’s how long this party is going to last.

    Thanks for being such a butt head. While it worked for you for a while, Liberals will be laughing last. And, you know how good that laugh is.

  34. 37

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Actually Puddy is the one who didn’t show up and you being the coward you are won’t show up either. As a coward – do you loooooose sleep at night asking yourself why you support a war when you weren’t willing to go fight one yourself? Doesn’t that make you feel like a hypocrite or is that just in your blood as a baby-raping, sister-fucking, inbred, right wing cunt?

  35. 38

    ArtFart spews:

    30 Bush’s transfer to Alabama clearly shows signs of someone having pulled a few strings–it was supposed to be so he would work on a political campaign. Worse yet, he was at a stage in his service obligation where many Air Guard pilots were being shipped off for a year’s duty in Vietnam. The obsolescence of the F102’s he’d been flying is the excuse given for why he escaped this, but considering that all delta-wing fighters are pretty tricky to fly, it would seem he could have been retrained on the F105 “thud” or some other aircraft in use at the time.

  36. 39

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    What do I-Burn and:

    Lush Flimbaugh
    WHATADICK Cheney
    Handjob Hannity
    John Boehner

    have in common? They’re all chickenshit chickenhawks who didn’t serve their country but think your kids SHOULD!

  37. 40

    Daddy Love spews:

    38 AF

    I was just watching a Twilight Zone made in 1960 in which Bob Cummings talks about how he mysterously knows about F-106s. The point not being the TZ plot, but that flying an F-102 in Bush’s TANG time was worse than obsolete–they were a joke. It was totally NOT combat training.

  38. 41

    Daddy Love spews:

    39 BBG

    This is the wrong tack. McCain had what many people think was an honorable and perhaps heroic career. But you know what?

    He’s STILL not the right guy to be president, because he’s stupid, and out of touch, and old, and can’t manage his own campaign staff let alone the federal government, and because he’s the second coming of GWB, and a bunch more stuff. We don’t HAVE to argue his military career. Cede him the career, and he’s STILL an idiot whose numbers don’t add up, who doesn’t understand economics, and who wants to stay in Iraq for 100 years.

  39. 42

    mark spews:

    @26 Hey, “stupider”, when you learn how to
    spell “sciance”, then come and play with
    the big boys. Are you gay with BBG?

  40. 43

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    @mark is asking about gay people because standing in the mens’ room at the airport with a wide stance didn’t get him any action. Now he’s just trolling for a BJ here on the board.

    Sorry, CynCyn, Fake Mark, Marvy, Puddylicker and Pooper are all gone for the night so you’ll have to go back to the Port Orchard bowling alley for some man on man action.

  41. 45

    sazifrelli spews:


    Do you think that getting through school in three years with honors is particularly unique?

    Do you believe that those who have never experienced a particular lifestyle are able to empathize with that person’s point of view?

    Do you believe that you are qualified to know “what goes on” in the minds of pilots? Or the minds of commanding officers? Or the minds of “rich kids?”

    You harbor a great deal of resentment; but little actual knowledge. The saddest thing is that you THINK that you are very aware.

  42. 46

    Puddybud spews:

    Daddy NAMBLA Love: You forget Gen Shelton fired Wesley Clark for character issues. I posted the link you keep forgetting it cuz facts hurt the libtard mind.

  43. 47

    Puddybud spews:

    Bybygoober#37: Puddy didn’t show up? GBS and I were patiently waiting for you for lunch.

    Then I show up at Drinking Libtardlike and you were a no show again. We all waited patiently for you. I bought myself dinner and sat with SeattleJew and chuckled at your no show ass. PacMan showed up for the festivities.

    You like to lie as much as you screw the bovine. Tout Le Temps!

  44. 48

    John425 spews:

    Obama would scream and sob like a little school-girl if he underwent 1/1000th of the torture and deprivation that McCain endured. In fact, I do believe the VC would have used him like the school-girl that he is.