I worked so hard over the past year to defeat Tim Eyman and his dangerous initiatives, and I should be enjoying a victory celebration. I-892 is going down to a huge and embarrassing defeat. And I-864 didn’t even qualify for the ballot.
I’m not claiming the credit for myself, but I know I made an important contribution. (And more of a contribution than Tim knows.)
But it’s hard for me to gloat right now, when I’m watching my nation go down in flames.
I never accepted the legitimacy of W’s first administration and I will never accept the legitimacy of his second. At this moment, I cannot imagine being convinced that this was a free and fair election. Quite simply, I fear for our democracy.
I also fear for the future of the Democratic Party, nationally, and in Washington State.
The fact that Eyman has so clearly been revealed for the paper tiger that he is, is little consolation at this moment. But it’s all I have.