I know a Democrat when I see one

So, imagine you’re a member of a Democratic legislative district, and you’re being asked to endorse a candidate. Dollars to donuts the candidates doing the asking are Democrats, right? Well, if you’re attending the 48th LD endorsement meeting tonight (7PM, Stevenson Elementary School Library, 14220 NE 8th St in Bellevue,) you may be in for a bit of a surprise.

Word has it that incumbent Bellevue City Councilman Phil Noble will be there tonight, asking for the 48th LD endorsement, and backed by at least one prominent local Democratic legislator. But while the council race is technically nonpartisan, Noble’s PDC reports show that he most definitely is not. Indeed, judging by the contributions Noble has both given and received, he’s about as Republican as they come.

Over the past few years Noble has contributed to a rogues gallery of Republican notables, including David Irons Jr., Luke Esser, Jane Hague, Reagan Dunn, Kathy Lambert, Jim Horn and Rodney Tom. In fact, I only recognize one Democratic name on the entire list: 48th LD Rep. Ross Hunter.

And Noble’s list of contributors over the years is equally Republican in pedigree, including Skip Rowley, Bellevue Square Associates (ie Kemper Freeman Jr.), Charles Conner, Washington Assoc. of Realtors, Bennett Homes, Realtors PAC, Rental Housing Assoc., Affordable Housing Council, Luke Esser and Diane Tebelius. It’s like the invitee list to a BIAW cocktail party.

On the other hand, Noble’s challenger, Bellevue small business owner Keri Andrews, is 100-percent Democratic — and 100-percent progressive — sporting endorsements from Progressive Majority, Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters, Bellevue Firefighters, WA State Women’s Political Caucus, Darcy Burner, state Senators Eric Oemig and Brian Weinstein, 41st LD Dems and more.

We all know a Democrat when we see one, and Phil Noble ain’t it. I can’t imagine the 48th LD Dems giving him the nod, whatever the political arm-twisting.

UPDATE:
They’re website doesn’t say so, but apparently tonight’s endorsement meeting is a potluck affair at 11522 NE 21st ST (NW corner of 116AVE NE & NE 21st ST.) Potluck starts at 6:15, candidates scheduled to start talking at 7:15. If you’re resident of the 48th, and a real Democrat, please stop by and support the real Democratic candidate.

UPDATE, UPDATE:
Phil Noble spoke at the meeting tonight, and asked the Dems not to endorse in a nonpartisan race, as it would be wrong to insert partisanship into the city council. Keri Andrews was unanimously endorsed.

Comments

  1. 3

    dutch spews:

    wait a moment…I thought Rodney Tom was a Democrat (at least that’s what he’s listed at in the WA Gov…).

  2. 4

    Mark The Redneck Goldstein spews:

    How do ya tell a “real” democrat? WTF? Shit, it ain’t that fucking hard…

    1) They hate white males.
    2) They embrace marxism.
    3) They hate the military.
    4) They’re all victims.
    5) They have no fucking clue about what it is about Murkan culture that makes us superior.
    6) They’re all fucking losers.

    Geez…

  3. 5

    Union Fireman spews:

    Reichert got the endorsement of numerous Firefighter organizations, including the IAFF and the WSCFF, how come you can’t recognize that he is GREAT on our issues?

  4. 6

    Mark The Redneck Goldstein spews:

    I know you moonbats hate successful people. Mariners announced today Ichiro’s new contract. Bottom line: he’ll get about $106k per game. PER FUCKING GAME.

    That’s more than the average fucking loser moonbat makes in a year.

    In contrast, the CEOs around here are pikers. They make coupla million a year on average.

    Do you guys have the same scorn for a meaningless ball player as you do for someone who actually creates wealth?

    Fucking losers…

  5. 7

    Mark The Redneck Goldstein spews:

    Hey Goldy – How’s the tip jar look lately? Howzit compare with Tim’s compensation fund?

    Have you enrolled your daughter in the free lunch program for next school year you fucking loser?

    My offer stands… I’ll put hunnerd bucks into her account so she can at least get one decent meal per day.

    Fucking loser…

  6. 8

    Mark The Redneck Goldstein spews:

    And for the record…

    Bubba was impeached and disbarred because HE FUCKING LIED to a grand jury in an attempt to conceal a pattern of predatory behavior in connection with a felony assault charge that he settled for $800k.

    Can ya imagine being so fucking dishonest that you don’t even qualify to be a fucking lawyer? Shit…

  7. 9

    spews:

    Goldy, what is with all the wingnuts posting above? Did someone have an early prison release? Did another Reagan wannabee kick all the loonies out of the institutions?

    Hi Union Fireman. Reichert is only good on one issue. Wearing Cheney’s balls on his chin. According to a poll I read, he is the 2nd most useless congressperson. This even in a 2nd term. I know why the Republicons don’t trust him though. He is so stupid he even admitted he votes against the party leadership “When they let him” jeesh. What a tool.

    MTR, is that your mommy calling?

    You know the funny thing about Cons. If you want to talk politics, they don’t want to talk. They know they are wrong on just about every issue, and can’t stand one of them “liberals” showing them to be retarded, and not knowing a thing about what is happening anywhere. Start talking politics and the cons run away faster than Dick Cheney from the draft board, or George Bush from his urine test!

    I forgot. How many chances did Bush have to kill Zarkowie before we invaded Iraq? 3 or 4? I can’t seem to remember.

    You should have been listening to the Randi Rhodes show on AM1090 (Sorry Goldie) tonite. She interviewed Greg Palast, and the story of Tim Griffin’s emailed caging list is starting to get some traction. Having the 2 Rove Bots caging minority voters is against a bunch of laws, and we are all wondering why, even after numerous requests for investigations, the main stream media is not all over this story. It will be breaking soon.

    We all know Gonzo only had innocent Dems prosecuted. All the guilty cons are getting away with real election fraud, and caging voters. It is sickening. Busting Acorn girls registering voters, but ignoring blatant voter caging.

  8. 10

    Right Stuff spews:

    Endorsement by Darcy Burner?
    Who?????????/

    Oh, wait, did she take time out from her busy HOA agenda to make that endorsement.

    Yeah we know a Democrat when we see one too.
    Empty shirt politicians who follow Nancy and Harry like sheep.

    I have to say. Come to think of it. Thank you to the Democrat majority congress. You have done nothing that you promised to do to get elected, and in doing so, have not completely screwed up the country. So keep it up! I’m sure the base, nutroots, liberal, moonbat, anti war, dope smokin crowd love you right about now..

    Let’s go over the promises shall we?

    Impeachment? no
    Bring the troops home? no
    Frog march Karl Rove, Dick Cheney or any WH official? no
    Fairness doctrine? no
    Immigration? no
    Education? no
    Healthcare? no
    End poverty no
    End global warming? no

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

  9. 11

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Real Democrats are real patriots. They are the ones willing to stand up to the traitors who would sell out our country for oil, money, greed, power and the case of Publican Senator Vitter, a hooker.

  10. 12

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    HOW DO YOU TELL A “REAL” REPUBLICAN? WTF? SHITE, IT AIN’T THAT FUCKING HARD.

    1) THEY’RE MOSTLY BALD, FAT, BUDWEISER-SWILLING, ANGRY WHITE MALES WITH SOME UGLY FACIAL HAIR.
    2) THEY EMBRACE THIEVERY AND CORRUPTION.
    3) THEY POP A WOODY WHEN A PIECE OF HARDWARE FUNDED BY CORRUPTION MONEY MOWS DOWN A BUNCH OF POOR BROWN PEOPLE. IT’S BETTER THAN VIAGRA!
    4) THEY GO TO WHORE HOUSES TO WEAR DIAPERS.
    5) THEY HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE THAT THEIR CORRUPTION IS DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY.
    6) WHEN THEY LOSE A BET WITH A DEMOCRAT, THEY WELSH ON IT!

    WHAT A BUNCH OF FUCKING LOSERS!

  11. 14

    spews:

    #10, I have one better. The record of George Bush.

    Made the world hate America. Yes
    Doubled our national debt. Yes
    Destroyed our military. Yes.
    Manged to lose 3 wars at the same time. Yes

    And I am just getting started…

    As far as your list, it only shows how destructive for America having a lying piece of feces Republicon as a president is.

    Anyone that still thinks Republicons are good for America should be in an institution. They are obviously too stupid to be of any use to society.

  12. 16

    mostly dem spews:

    Phil Noble was NOT endorsed by the 48th LD tonight. Keri received a sole endorsement and a contribution of $200 from the 48th LD Democrats.

    Phil is a candidate for office, he asked to address the group, and of course was given the chance to do so. But the body decided to support his opponent unanimously. Democracy in action.

  13. 17

    WenG spews:

    Good lord. What Di-Fi said: “What are these people smoking?”

    This must be the hallmark of this slow-acting W virus. (None dare reveal how you catch it.) It takes what, 8-10 years before it shows itself? Then it’s a non-stop descent into dottiness and probably incurable. Just look at Dino Rossi.

  14. 18

    Mick Sheldon spews:

    The Difference Between a Republican & a Democrat

    Fred Thompson and Hillary were walking down the street when they came to a
    homeless person. The Republican, Fred Thompson, gave the homeless person his
    business card and told him to come to his office for a job. He then took $20
    out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person.

    Hillary was very impressed, so when they came to another homeless person,
    she decided to help. She walked over to the homeless person and gave him
    directions to the welfare office. She then reached into Thompson’s pocket
    and got out $20. She kept $15 for her administrative fees and gave the
    homeless person $5.

    NOW do you understand the difference?

    ——————————————————————————–

  15. 19

    KingBud spews:

    How do you know a Moonbat! when you see one: Well, you could be like Al Gore.

    Amazingly Assie Voice didn’t cover this. Well Puddy will. Al Gore’s youngest daughter got married recently. What did they serve at the meal?

    Delicious Chilean Sea Bass.

    Some say the Chilean Sea Bass is the most endangered fish on the planet. Now why would Mr Save the Planet allow his daughter to do this?

    From the UK’s Daily Telegraph:

    “Gore and his guests at the weekend ceremony dined on Chilean sea bass – arguably one of the world’s most threatened fish species. Also known as Patagonian toothfish, the species is under pressure from illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities in the Southern Ocean, jeopardising the sustainability of remaining stocks… As we await a response from the US… the sustainability of the Patagonian toothfish and the legal fishing industry inches closer to the brink of extinction.”

    Wow whodathunk this? Well Tom Brokaw did 5/24/2006. People Magazine did too.

    Assie Voice missed it? Hmmm…?

    BTW Did all those Progressive NEW Democrats buy their carbon credits from the Al Gore Carbon Credit Consortium?

  16. 21

    KingBud spews:

    How Can You Tell A Monbat!:

    He doesn’t read this: http://www.active.com/outdoors.....ndbook.htm

    “My favorite tips from the The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook involve shopping locally for food. Tip No. 29 says to count and reduce your food miles. A typical meal travels about 22,000 miles to reach your plate. This produces between four and 17 times as many greenhouse gasses as a meal that is locally supplied. This is how “locavores” came about. They are people who follow the 100-mile diet, where they won’t eat anything that has traveled more than 100 miles.” And we all know the belicose hot air that Gore spews every day!

    Since Chilean Sea Bass ain’t found in Beverly Hills, how many carbon credits from the Al Gore Carbon Credit Consortium were purchased for her wedding?

    Cluelessman – The link above is Right WIng Propoganda!

  17. 22

    KingBud spews:

    Since we know Al Gore hob knobs with the Private Jet Crowd and we know Robert F Kennedy Jr said on Hannity and Combes he would NOT give up his private jet; how many carbon credits from the Al Gore Carbon Credit Consortium were purchased by the wedding guests?

  18. 23

    Another TJ spews:

    Two differences between Republicans and Democrats:

    1. Hillary Clinton served as an attorney on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee, helping to investigate and define appropriate limits of the impeachment power, which would later be disregarded by the GOP. She was praised for her intelligence and work ethic.

    Fred Thompson served as was chief Republican counsel for the Senate Watergate Committee. He acted as the Nixon White House’s mole, feeding them information in order to give them time to come up with cover stories. Thompson has a reputation for laziness, and Nixon described him as “dumb as hell.”

    2. Democrats use the actual behavior of Democrats and Republicans to define the differences between the two.

    Republicans make up stories they wish were true.

  19. 26

    Libertarian spews:

    I know a Democrat when I see one: it’s a person who doesn’t believe in individual responsibility.

    I know a Republican when I see one: it’s a person who doesn’t belive in individual freedom.

  20. 27

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Note the number of posts from Puffybutt’s posing as King Butt – I thought he was banned?

  21. 28

    spews:

    PuddyBud…lookie there…four comments in a row!

    There must be something wrong with the PuddyBan WordPress plug-in.

    Oh…wait. That plug-in only exists in PuddyWorld™.

  22. 29

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    A Democrat is likely to be the person looking to protect American ideals. A Publican or a Libertarian is likely to be the person to protect a bank account.

  23. 30

    chadt spews:

    @26,

    You won’t know a Libertarian if you see one: There are only 29 in the country, and they all hide.

  24. 32

    George W. Goldstein spews:

    And I know a ‘Crat when I smell one.

    Haven’t gone back to the excellent source, the excellent soundpolitics.com (way better than the smelly horsesass.org and almost as good as horsesass.com), but I’m sure that Shark never imputed the Thai psychokiller’s voter registration to teenie weenie Dean Logan. Have heard nowhere that Thai Terapon was King County’s problem. He was Franklin Pierce’s problem, right?

    Little Goldy is standing on tiptoe to swish and slap at Shark’s kneecaps, claiming that Shark’s monomania about Logan gets in the way of (have you at long last, sir, no sense of) decency, but the real deep problem here is Goldy’s deep sniveling monomania about Shark.

  25. 33

    ArtFart spews:

    26 Here are a couple of other means of political classification…

    Republicans are the ones proposing simple solutions to complex problems.
    Democrats are the ones proposing complex solutions to simple problems.

    Republicans believe people are motivated by fear and greed.
    Democrats believe people are motivated by lust and guilt.
    (They may both be right.)

  26. 34

    Broadway Joe spews:

    Oh, one other thing about this ‘sea bass’ crap. Before I moved south, I had a friend at work who’d been a commercial fisherman in Westport back when such work could still be had. He told me that ‘sea bass’ was a marketing term that was frequently applied to just about any bottom fish they brought up. Damn near any white-fleshed fish (except halibut) could be called ‘sea bass’, including the junk fish that gets made into surimi, aka ‘krab’. Personally, I wouldn’t know a ‘Patagonian toothfish’ or a ‘Chilean sea bass’ if they swam up and bit me on the ass.

  27. 35

    ArtFart spews:

    34 Hey, ain’t it a bit out of character for a righty to admit that there’s even such a thing as an endangered species?

  28. 37

    Puddybud spews:

    ATJ@31: So they ate farmed the Chilean Sea Bass. For what? If it’s an endangered species it’s still an endangered species.

    What a DUNCE! It didn’t backfire. You set an example. Oh wait…. in Moonbat! World there is no example!

  29. 38

    Another TJ spews:

    The villiage idiot lives down to his station:

    If it’s an endangered species it’s still an endangered species.

    Wow, you’re slow. If you had read the article, you would have seen that it was not endangered.

    From one of the links:

    [T]he fish enjoyed by the Gores were not endangered or illegally caught.

    Rather, the restaurant later confirmed, they had come from one of the world’s few well-managed, sustainable populations of toothfish, and caught and documented in compliance with Marine Stewardship Council regulations.

    I know there words with more than one syllable in there, so you’ll have to ask someone what they mean, but I’ll give you a hint to tide you over: not endangered means not endangered.

  30. 39

    spews:

    We get that happening quite a bit in the 5th district, as the Issaquah City Council candidate come to ask for our endordosement. Also in the Port Commision race, Bob Edwards has shown up twice although he has been identified as being supported by Republicans.
    In one case,a few years back, a candidate did not get our endorsement after her opponant pointed out her Republican supporters. Two years later that opponent came back to enthusiastically endorse her candidacy.
    To some it all up, I’m just glad that candidates want our endorsement.