Surprise in WA-05?

WA-05 race

Notice something interesting about the race between Democrat Peter Goldmark and Republican Cathy McMorris in Washington’s 5th Congressional District? Go ahead, look closely. Figure it out?

Goldmark is doing 3 points better in the rural parts of the district than he is in urban Spokane. Sure hope the Dems are pulling out all the stops in their GOTV efforts in traditionally Democratic urban areas. If Goldmark can win Spokane, he can win the district.


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    BeAParentFirst spews:

    Uneducated Poor People Vote For Darcy Burner

    In a Survey USA poll, Congressman Dave Reichart, leads Darcy Burner 51% – 45%.

    Dig a little deeper and you can see that amongst those with no college education, Reichart and Burner are tied, amongst those with some college Reichart leads 53% to 43%, those with a college degree Reichart leads 51% to 44% and those with graduate college, 48% to 46%. According to income bracket, the higher your income the more likely you are to vote for Reichart. <40K, Burner leads 52% – 45%, 40K to 80K 47%-47% and above 80K Reichart leads 56%-40%.

    I am just waiting to hear the Burner camp attempt to make hay with the fact that the “rich” are for Reichart and the working class are for Burner when it is the uneducated and least able to provide for themselves that support Burner.

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    Rujax! spews:

    Why is Mark the Farting Redneck so “fuking” quiet on John “Boner” (sick) calling the American troops in Iraq incompetent for not “executing” the FABULOUS Rumsfeld Plan!

    Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?

  3. 3

    Jeff spews:

    Diebold will try to screw us again. I wouldn’t trust those voting booths as far as I can throw them. And I can’t throw them very far because they’re heavy and i’m not too strong.

  4. 4

    Don Joe spews:

    Does anyone really believe that someone who stiffs a bet has any notion of what the word “shameful” means?

  5. 5

    ArtFart spews:

    23 “I wonder how Coulter will look in a jail jumpsuit?”

    Like a soda straw in its wrapper, I suspect.

    Wonder whether they’ll put her in the men’s or women’s section.

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    headless lucy spews:

    A lot of rural people have been brought up to think that Republicans stand for stalwart honesty, small government, and good fiscal policy. The service BUSH (not the real president) has done is to bluntly educate them the opposite is true. I lived for years in Moses Lake and the word on the street is that Republicans suck>

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    Mark1 spews:

    Wow Goldy, I’m very impressed. You actually know that there’s a whole other part of the State that isn’t pretentious Seattle. Maybe there’s progress after all.

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    You ever watch a Reichert commercial that was not dishonest?

    Didn’t think so.

    Reichert has been such a failure, all he can do to campaign is lie about Darcy.

    He is so stupid he even admitted he votes against the leadership when they let him.

    He is so stupid he even admitted on camera he is a rubberstamp lap dog. This would rank as one of the stupidest things any politician has ever said in the history of politics.

    No wonder Ridgeway killed all those girls. He had a retard trying to catch him.

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    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    If Goldmark were to pull off the upset of the century and win, the right wingers would start throwing themselves under buses. Let’s hope both happen!

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    rhp6033 spews:

    23: Actually, the WA-08 has one of the highest combination of “some college and college degrees” I’ve ever seen, I think it was something like two-thirds of the likely voters. So Reichart has to lead among college-educated voters if he has any chance of winning at all. But considering his name familiararity and the advantages of incumbency, the fact that this challenger who was virtually unknown six months ago is even five points of unseating him in the week before the election is amazing.

    I hope Darcy wins, but even if she doesn’t, she’s in a strong position to come back in two years. Then Reichart will be in the minority of Congress, he won’t have the fundraising advantage he had before, and he will have two more years of doing nothing to show the voters.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Gee, the Republicans are trying to make hay out of Kerry stumbling over a joke. A guy on the radio this morning argued that “…its just proof that the Democrats are too incompetent to lead this country”.

    Yet the “Leader of the Free World” said the following last week:

    “You know, when I campaigned here in 2000, I said ‘I want to be a war President.’ No President wants to be a war President,
    but I am one.”

    — George W. Bush, in Iowa last week

    But his mistakes have become so common, they don’t even make the news. We hardly notice them anymore, except for the publishers of what has now become an annual book of “Bushisms”.

  12. 13

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Why LiarFuckingCantwell so quiet on Jon Fuking Carry? Because she agrees with him?


  13. 14

    Marcy, I mean Darcy spews:

    Can you believe that ad Reichert put out? He showed a woman! In a position of authority! Doing the hiring! And a woman applying for the job! How sexist!

    Don’t they know that Reichert is a Republican who votes like a Republican? I, on the other hand, will vote like a Democrat, exactly how I am told, which will show my independence and free thinking!

    Oh, gotta go – Dame Peolosi is calling . . .

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    Observer spews:

    Yeah sure we “far right trolls are panicking.” It seems to mee that idiots like lefttobe stupid, jaxoff and dumbass loosey doth protest to much. Goldmark is losing, Marcy is losing, get over it. At the end of the day you guys are losers.

    Talk amongst yourselves, I have work to do.

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    headless lucy spews:

    Thanks to John Kerry the subject of this election is right back where it should be: Not on local politicians, but rather, a referendum on Bush and the Iraq War.

    You spinmeisters have outsmarted yourselves.

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    I heard Murtha talking today about a girl who’s husband was severely wounded on his 2nd tour in Iraq. She was crying, and she said her husband enlisted to fight for America, not Iraq.

    When will you retarded traitors accept the fact that the invasion of Iraq has been a disaster?

    You have a retarded liar in charge, making every single mistake one could possibly make, and lying repeatedly about the conditions there.

    Our soldiers are paying the price for Bush’s leadership, and Republican non oversight.

    Why don’t you Republican Traitors just execute our soldiers here, and then we won’t have to pay to fly them to Baghdad……

    Oh by the way, most of them joined the military to fight terrorists, not just create them by the thousands……

    If you wingnuts don’t get over your DENIAL you will have to move to Egypt!

    Let’s take a test wingnuts.

    Name one thing Bush has done that has been good for America. If you can’t name a single thing, you must vote for Democrats for at least the next 2 presidents.

    (crickets chirping)

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    TellingTheTruth spews:

    18 – Well, if I can jump forward a few days, one good thing Bush has done for America is put the Democrats back in charge of Congress!

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    John Barelli spews:

    “At the end of the day you guys are losers.”

    Commentby Observer— 11/2/06@ 8:58 am


    Projected New Senate: 50 Democrats 49 Republicans 1 tie

    Projected New House: 241 Democrats 193 Republicans 1 Tie

    Losing like this I can deal with.

    And along with that, what was considered a safe Republican seat, challenged only by an “unknown, third tier candidate” is still way too close to call.

    We also have the fact that here in Washington, we require a verifiable paper trail to prevent “negative votes” and some of the other interesting little tricks that your friends over at Diebold have been using to help Republicans in other states, like Florida.

    “Talk amongst yourselves, I have work to do.”

    A few more voting machines to “calibrate”? Remember that paper trail.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    In today’s news, it appears that Anne Coulter’s election fraud case will finally be turned over to prosecutors.

    If you may recall, this darling of the Republican-fascist talk-show circuit and book signings (the one who complained that Democratic women were “ugly” and alleged that the 9/11 widows were glad their husbands died) appears to have voted in the wrong precinct, giving a false address to election workers in the process.

    She has refused to cooperate with the investigation, and her lawyer has even refused to “clear up the confusion over her address” with election officials, claiming that leaks to the media require him to have all further communications in writing.

    I wonder how Coulter will look in a jail jumpsuit? She could be charged with a felony and sentenced to up to five years. Oh, by the way, her voting rights would be taken away from her.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Yesterday’s news reported the Diebold was pushing hard on HBO to get them to cancel a show about the problems with the Diebold voting machines. They are threatening HBO with getting a temporary restraining order with an eye towards at least getting the show put off until after next week’s election.

    Good luck to them. They will need a VERY sympathetic judge, who is willing to overlook a century of case law regarding the 1st Amendment and “prior restraint”, in order to get a TRO.

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    John Barelli spews:

    Wow. The far right trolls here seem to be panicking. All they have to harp on is John Kerry stumbling on a joke, for which he has already apologized, and the fact that Ms. Burner is more likely to vote with the Democrats than with the Republicans.

    There is still one thing that is giving the Republicans hope for holding the House. Many states are using Diebold voting equipment without a paper trail. Florida allows early voting, and there have been a few issues.

    From the Miami Herald:

    “Several South Florida voters say the choices they touched on the electronic screens were not the ones that appeared on the review screen — the final voting step.”

    “Debra A. Reed voted with her boss on Wednesday at African-American Research Library and Cultural Center near Fort Lauderdale. Her vote went smoothly, but boss Gary Rudolf called her over to look at what was happening on his machine. He touched the screen for gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis, a Democrat, but the review screen repeatedly registered the Republican, Charlie Crist.”

    “Joan Marek, 60, a Democrat from Hollywood, was also stunned to see Charlie Crist on her ballot review page after voting on Thursday. ”Am I on the voting screen again?” she wondered. “Well, this is too weird.”

    It seems that perhaps the Republicans are picking up some pointers from the old Soviet Union.

    “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” Joseph Stalin

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    Chris spews:

    According to the Republicans Iraq is a binary choice, and the Democratic side of the coin is “Cut and Run”. If that’s so, then the Republican side of the coin must be “More Meat for the Grinder”.

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    spyder spews:

    Sure hope the Dems are pulling out all the stops in their GOTV efforts in traditionally Democratic urban areas.

    Well we are doing our best, and more so. We are being helped by the various unions, environmental groups, university and college groups, and many others. The efforts are not just about Peter, but also encompass the bottom of the ballot up, with county and state offices needing changes as well. Moving progressive populist leaders into slots previous held by “stay the course” traditional corporate-conservatives is the overarching goal.