Tough questions

A couple weeks after announcing his run for the 8th Congressional District Democratic nomination, State Sen. Rodney Tom finally has his campaign website up online, touting his “experience” and “knowledge of the issues,” and of course, slamming the Republican incumbent, Rep. Dave Reichert:

The current congressman has repeatedly failed us, most importantly by stubbornly sticking with President Bush in support of the war in Iraq, not asking the tough questions prior to the invasion, and not holding this President accountable as this conflict has evolved.

Um… nobody likes to stick it to Reichert more than me, but to be fair to the congressman, it’s hard to blame him for “not asking the tough questions prior to” the March 2003 invasion, when he wasn’t even elected to Congress until 2004. (Considering Tom’s “knowledge of the issues,” you’d think he would’ve known that.) Come to think of it, Reichert wasn’t even a declared Republican at the time, having recently won a second full term to the nonpartisan office of Sheriff. As for Tom, I’m guessing he didn’t have much time to ask those tough questions during the build up to war, as he was too busy campaigning for the state House… as a Republican.

I’m just sayin’….


  1. 1

    Puddybud spews:

    Rodney Tom – Moonbat! Time has no meaning to a Moonbat! All you have to do is slime the opponent.

    There are no consequences unless, of course, a Moonbat! who supports another candidate and their candidate is your primary opponent. Then they will slime you.

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    Puddybud spews:

    Rodney Tom if you are out there, when Assie Voice (thread writer) doesn’t like you, he’ll get his NorthWest Division of Lunatic Moonbat!s to muster forces against you.

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    jacob spews:


    You are really giving Republicans dirt to slam Tom on when he gets the Democratic nomination. Good work.

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    Josh Feit spews:

    And Tom won as a Republican, Goldy. So, it’s not like he was out of sync with his district. Just saying.

    In disrespecting Tom’s Republican background, aren’t you also disrespecting the voters there who voted Republican that year? Gee, that’s appealing. (You remind me of the out of state Deaniacs in Iowa.)

    It’s a district that used to be Republican, but is trending D. That sounds a lot like Tom.

    You see it as a cynical ploy. I see it as someone who mirrors his district.

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    Right Stuff spews:

    not asking the tough questions prior to the invasion”

    Looks like you guys gave him the playbook……

    I can even hear Darcy saying these same words…

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    Spineless spews:

    I’m glad to have Sen. Tom as my State Senator. I am very pleased he came to his senses and switched parties. Though even as an ( R ) he was a good State Representative. He’s really a more of a middle-of-the-road kind of guy.

    I have spoken with him before and he has a solid grasp of the issues, and he’s not afraid of his constituents.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 A Republican complaining about sliming candidates is like Ted Bundy complaining about girls being killed in his neighborhood.

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    Mr. Tom appears to be the latest attempt to pull defeat out of the jaws of victory by our illustrious Washington State Democratic Central Committee.

    Even the Republicans must realize by now that Rep Reichert is toast in the next election, but as the incumbent, the Republicans won’t be able to find a stronger candidate.

    Ms. Burner came out of nowhere in the last election, and even with almost no name recognition and little support from the state party, managed to make the Republicans fight hard (and spend piles of money) just to squeek out a victory.

    Since the Republicans can’t manage to field a strong Republican candidate to take on Ms. Burner, it appears that our party leadership is willing to lend them a hand by supporting Mr. Tom.

    I’m all in favor of the parties trying to find common ground and work together, but it appears that the common ground that Messers Esser and Pelz have found is that they both want to defeat Ms. Burner, and neither of them are willing to listen to Democrats.

    Has anyone else noticed that those two seem to have more in common with each other than with their respective parties?

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    Josh @4,

    Tom can’t win in the general if he can’t win in the primary. Democrats vote in the primary, and as long as Tom wants to make experience the primary issue, I think it is fair to point out that Darcy has a helluva lot more experience as a Democrat than Tom does.

    Keep in mind, whoever wins this seat is likely to hold it for another twenty years. The 8th isn’t just trending Democratic, it is trending progressive. Do you really want to give it to the Blue Dogs for the next two decades when we have a real shot at electing a real progressive?

    If Darcy couldn’t beat Reichert, then it would be another story. But she can, and she will.

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    Jacob @ 3

    “You are really giving Republicans dirt to slam Tom on when he gets the Democratic nomination.”

    Hogwash. Goldy isn’t “giving” ‘em anything–Tom did that all by himself. Even a Republican with the IQ of a Reichert can easily spot that error.

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    Daddy Love spews:

    4 JF

    Rodney Tom is an idiot, as this quote shows us. That does NOT mirror his district.

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    Windie spews:

    Theres nothing in the world that effected my views of politics more than Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, ’72… And this situation is reminiscent of the 1972 election in some ways… The party is willing to sell out (and maybe even sabotage) a better candidate in order make sure that anyone who makes it is properly beholden to the Party Heirarchy (sp)…

    I really end up feeling that the Dem party apparatus is more interested in keeping control than it is in winning or getting a good candidate in.

    Or thats what it makes me think of, anyways >

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    Right Stuff spews:

    “Darcy has a helluva lot more experience as a Democrat than Tom does”

    whooo hooohoooo hoooooo haaaaaaaaaaaa!

    That is beautiful!

    “Darcy has a helluva lot more experience losing as a Democrat than Tom Does”

    hooooo hoooooooooooooooooooooo ha ha ha….

    Yeah, not so much on the experience as a Democrat….

    Thanks for the laugh.


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    grandgadfly spews:


    “it is fair to point out that Darcy has a helluva lot more experience as a Democrat than Tom does”. Other than running for congress and loooooooooooooooooooooosing, what has Darcy done that shows a lot of experience at being anything or doing anything?

    Darcy doesn’t even have “a lot” of experience voting since she doesn’t bother to exercise that privelage. Is the Ames Lake Community Board a wing of the Democratic party?

    Rodney Tom ran as a Democrat the same year Darcy did, only difference between them is that when RT runs he wins. Darcy does not have a lot of experience at anything. (oops sorry…miss chubby does know how to eat)

    Darcy Burner another Heidi Behrens Benedict only less class, less voting, and less intelligent.

    Darcy Burner – YOU GO CHUBBY GIRL! YEA!

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    chadt spews:

    If you have to resort to attacks on her physical characteristics, the rest of her must really make you nervous.

    But pettiness is certainly in keeping with your bunch, isn’t it, Hero?

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @13 That’s what was behind Gov. Bill Richardson sabotaging efforts to stop Republican election fraud in New Mexico; now he was us to support HIM for president? I don’t think so, shiny resume or not.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    14, 15 Well, if the marker of a candidate’s experience is whether she/he wins election, then how much experience does Dino Looooooooser have to be governor?

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    ArtFart spews:

    16 It’s no use, Chadt. You’re dealing with someone who pops a woody over Katherine Harris.

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    Right Stuff spews:

    Well, if the marker of a candidate’s experience is whether she/he wins election

    Not what I was saying…..

    I was saying her ONLY experience as a Democrat, or a voter for that matter, is losing an election.

    Which is hilarious in the face of this gem!
    “Darcy has a helluva lot more experience as a Democrat than Tom does”

    I’m still laughing….

    Nice try to tie that to a shot at Gov elect (twice) Rossi.
    Good effort.

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    chadt spews:

    “Nice try to tie that to a shot at Gov elect (twice) Rossi.
    Good effort.”

    What a sad-ass comment. How about “Pres Elect Gore”?

    You people are so desperate in your fear you come up with pathetic little zingers that have no zing.

    The next couple years ought to drive you to total distraction.


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    Right Stuff spews:

    @22 did Gore ever come out on top in any count?

    Christine Gregoire was elected Gov. on the third, hand, recount. She is Gov of WA. Rossi was the winner in the 1st and 2nd count. So what is incorrect exactly in my statement? Nothing.
    You seem to be the one who is overly sensitive.

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    grandgadfly spews:

    Darcy Burner, YOU GO CHUBBY GIRL…YEA!!!!!

    I believe Dino has proven his worth by the company he is keeping, Looney Lou Guzzo as an idea man enough said. Obviously the strain of a stolen election has eroded any brain waves in Dino Rossis’ head.

    Dino is, I believe, .500 for elections. One loss for state senate, two wins for state senate, and a loss for governor.

    Darcy has ZERO experience in anything. No elected position, appointed position, or activism to show on her thin resume. Did she ever donate or work for a Democrat in this state before she ran for congress?

    Darcy Burner she is no Heidi Behrens Benedict…yet. Just a few more losses.

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    Richard Pope spews:

    So what happens if we have the “Top Two” primary (I-872) in 2008? The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case this fall, and should make a decision in time to be implemented for the qualifying season that starts the first week in June in 2008 and the primary for the third week in August of 2008.

    If they decide I-872 is constitutional, then we have a “Top Two” primary. Every voter gets a ballot with Dave Reichert, Rodney Tom, Darcy Burner (and whoever else) on it for the primary, and can freely choose anyone. The top two candidates, regardless of party (which would presumably include Dave Reichert) will advance to the November ballot.

    That would change the primary dynamics a bit, and might help Rodney Tom. OR NOT.

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    GS spews:

    Darcy The DimShit……Tax happy witch

    Bring her on!

    Leadership 0
    Personality 0

    Is this the best you can do?

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    Daddy Love spews:

    13 Windie

    The Democratic Party thus far has not endorsed either primary cnaidate in the 8th. So from what actual occurrences or statements from within the party apparatus do you draw your conclusion that “the party is willing to sell out or sabotage the better candidate?”

    And who do you view as the “better” candidate?