January 10, 2005
Beware of Moonbats

Tread carefully tomorrow, SoundPolitics readers attending the rally. You never know what you might step in when there's a rabid pack of crazed moonbats swarming.

The following letter (not a spoof) was intercepted by Mr. Cynical:

Dear MoveOn member:

Thanks to help from MoveOn members and many others, Christine Gregoire has finally won the Washington governor's race, fair and square. But, her Republican opponent refuses to give up, bent on overturning the election. Dino Rossi has no constitutional leg to stand on but he is continuing to try to make Gregoire's victory seem illegitimate. Tomorrow, as the state Legislature certifies the election as fair and complete, Rossi is holding a Rally in Olympia to press his case. The Washington State Democrats are asking your help to attend a counterrally, to urge your legislator to certify the vote, and to write to local papers.

Read below a thank-you letter from Governor-Elect Gregoire to MoveOn members for their support in her victory.

Adam Ruben,
MoveOn PAC

MoveOn and and the WA Dems are fist in glove:

WASHINGTON STATE DEMOCRATS' ALERT:

Let the Legislature hear your voice
rally at the Capitol Tuesday morning

On Tuesday, January 11th, the legislature is scheduled to certify Chris Gregoire as governor. But Republicans are pulling out the stops to block this. They have blanketed the state with a media blitz of TV, radio and newspaper ads. And they claim they'll have as many as 10,000 supporters at the State Capitol on Tuesday to protest and delay Governor-elect Gregoire's certification.

We need a loud chorus to challenge them. Tell the Republicans it's time for Rossi to concede, and let the legislature know it's time to start moving Washington forward.

Republicans are working to undermine the legitimate results of the most accurate election in Washington's history. We need your help to stop them.

To RSVP for the rally, or for questions, contact Chris Hayler chrish@wa-democrats.org or 206-328-2969. That's Chris Hayler chrish@wa-democrats.org or 206-328-2969. Again, Chris Hayler chrish@wa-democrats.org or 206-328-2969. Don't forget it: Chris Hayler chrish@wa-democrats.org or 206-328-2969.

By refusing to concede, Rossi is doing exactly what he has accused Gregoire of doing--ignoring the law and the will of the people. Moreover, while congressional Republicans unfairly attacked Senator Barbara Boxer and her objection to the Ohio presidential vote last week as trying to overthrow the election, their criticisms would be more fairly aimed at their own candidate in Washington.

Thank you very much. Sincerely,
Adam Ruben
MoveOn PAC

Here is Christine Gregoire's letter to MoveOn:
Dear MoveOn:

I am deeply grateful for your generous support of the Democratic Party's efforts to fund a statewide hand recount of the governor's race. Your contribution of $250,000 ensured this process was able to move forward. Your dedication to having every vote count is allowing the citizens of Washington State to have full confidence in the election results.

I am proud of the Democratic Party, our friends and supporters. Our insistence that every vote be counted is right. It aims to strengthen our democracy and restore a sense of fairness to the process. Only a hand count will ensure that whoever wins this election will have legitimacy.

At this time of year, I'm reminded how forunate[sic] I am to have the friendship and support of so many. My family and I are grateful to you and wish you all the best in the New Year.

With warm regards,

Chris

As Mr. Cynical writes: "All I can say is GAG ME WITH A FORK!!!!"

In light of all the evidence of unlawful ballots that has been compiled, this is a bit beyond the pale.

Posted by Brian Crouch at January 10, 2005 10:38 PM | Email This
Comments
1. Nothing says "fairmindedness" like equating a staffer at MoveOn.org with Osama bin Laden.

Surely you're not surprised that others might think a rally would help their cause, are you?

Posted by: torridjoe on January 10, 2005 09:35 PM
2. Moonbats, no. More appropriately Asshats.

Posted by: max on January 10, 2005 09:35 PM
3. btw, will the person who mentioned that a homeless woman voted 8 times, aided by moveon.org gremlins who somehow got their hands on eight ballots tell us how you found out about this? It's certainly an interesting story. I'd like to see those moveon thugs busted for it.

Posted by: Michele on January 10, 2005 09:35 PM
4. I equated him with Mr. Bean, torrid.

Posted by: Bleeding heart conservative on January 10, 2005 09:46 PM
5. torridjoe is right... I'd never stoop so low as to slime Osama bin Laden by associating him with the likes of MoveOn.org people...

BTW, I took a look at torrid's blog. He makes a lot of definite statements regarding the WA election that are really just his opinions. They are not facts. Soon we shall see who is correct.

Posted by: Tucker on January 10, 2005 09:51 PM
6. Well done! Finally, we see that MoveOn is targeting Washington's election problems. But as you probably already know, Comrade Fraudoire has always sought outside help to take the governorship...Emily's list, Kerry campaign, trial lawyers, the list goes on and on!

This is one area where I see the Rossi effort being inneffective. We should seek outside help from our own backers, Republican governor's assoc, RNC, NRA, and "arnie" ;)

Posted by: CR ACTIVIST on January 10, 2005 09:53 PM
7. For anyone who tuned into this blog late today, as I did, take a look at the extended entry under "Omerta Breaks," several posts down. It really seems to be hitting the fan.

Posted by: Boonie on January 10, 2005 09:57 PM
8. MoveOn.org????????
I'm tired of gettin' pushed around by a bunch of A$$HOLES!!

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on January 10, 2005 10:01 PM
9. Remember your friends department, wherever you find them:

Up on the PI web site at 19:12:
================================

By the narrowest possible margin, 25-24, Democrats in the Senate rebuffed efforts by minority Republicans to force a two-week delay in issuing Gregoire a certificate of election.
..........
In the Senate, maverick conservative Tim Sheldon was the only Democrat to vote with the solid bloc of Republicans on the two-week delay motion. Sheldon supported both Rossi and President Bush in the fall election ........
=============================

full piece at:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=WA%20XGR%20Legislature&dpfrom=th

If any of you get the chance, I hope you will join me in thanking (D) Sen. Tim Sheldon for having the guts to stand against what must have been incredible pressure from the (D) machine to vote for certification. For reference, now that the Leg Bldg is open again he is in 412 Leg, 360-786-7668.

See y'all at the 10:30 rally; or if anybody else is planning to get there real early to try and beat the parking gridlock, I'll be having breakfast and coffee at the cafeteria in the DNR building (I think they open at 07:00). And yes:
I will be wearing a bright orange shirt.

Methow Ken

Posted by: Methow Ken on January 10, 2005 10:13 PM
10. MoveOn.org using a word like "integrity" in their letter sure gives the word a new meaning.

I am sure MoveOn.org would do anything to gain more power. The way they acted during the U.S. Presidential race was with a total lack of integrity.

Now that I know that "Chris" Fraudoire owes them, I know she has even less integrity than I thought. And she claims not to be a leftist.
Why else would she even associate with such a group? Everyone has their price I guess.
To crawl in the political gutter with this group is almost beyond belief.

Posted by: JG on January 10, 2005 10:33 PM
11. This is one area where I see the Rossi effort being inneffective. We should seek outside help from our own backers, Republican governor's assoc, RNC, NRA, and "arnie" ;)

Wrongo. The BIAW and KVI radio are supporting the turnout tomorrow and will have a number of members there. They have a special section of their web site dedicated to the effort. Also, the BIAW was the only interest group to file a (failed) brief before the Washington State Supreme court.

Also, Eyman from permanent offense is supporting the recall effort fresh from his failed gambling initiative. He has sent out emails from his entire list.

The BIAW will almost certainly continue to fund the contest litigation and file their own set of brief at the trial level and before the Washington State Supreme Court.

Also, there are tons of pro-revote ads on the airwaves and even on the electronic billboard outside Tacoma.

The Washington State Rifle & Pistol Website
has a section supporting the effort as well.

http://www.wsrpa.org/

Well, that covers everyone except...Ellen Craswell. Oh, she's here:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/pacificnw/2005/0102/portraits.html

You might see her there too.

Posted by: Erik on January 10, 2005 10:43 PM
12. Here is a little snipit from the P.I. "Sweet Lisa Brown" sure knows how to sing the song. Trouble is she's way outa tune. PLace her name on the replacement list. If you can stand her till 2009.

Session opens on sharply partisan note
Monday, January 10, 2005

"There is a time for partisanship and politics and there is a time for governing," said Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane. "We are a state that is governed by constitution and laws, not by chanting crowds, rumor of the day or, frankly, making it up as we go along."

Posted by: max on January 10, 2005 10:46 PM
13. That moveon crap makes me want puke. And the CG letter is enough to cause an embolism.

Posted by: Jon on January 10, 2005 10:51 PM
14. That quote ticked me off... I tried real hard to be nice. I wanted to suggest that with our current election system I could conduct a recall effort against her from my house in Seattle. :)


Senator Brown:

And I quote: "We are a state that is governed by constitution and laws, not by chanting crowds, rumor of the day or, frankly, making it up as we go along"

What if that chanting crowd is the majority of the population in this state? Then what is it?

This election is seriously flawed on many levels. From a statistical standpoint alone there is no way to declare a winner. From a inability to reconcile all votes to voters standpoint the election is flawed. I can go on and list about 10 other things that by themselves raise enough concern about the veracity of this to require a revote. The election is a statistical dead tie.

This is not rumor, or making up stories, it is cold hard fact!

Listen to the voice of the people and vote no on the election certification. Or the next chanting crowd may be outside your door.

Respectfully yours,

Jon Hanlon

Posted by: Jon on January 10, 2005 11:04 PM
15. Wish I could be in Washington State. I love booing christian reconstructionist. Then again, it might be a good thing to avoid the rally. All that hot air coming from the baby republicans will probably cause the pollution indexes to go haywire.

The Democrats won, the republicans lost

get over it

move on

live with it!!!

Posted by: Magnum Serpentine on January 10, 2005 11:18 PM
16. Expect to see the usual *paid* protestors at the moveon side of the rally....

Middle aged guy - gray hair receding..pony tail..will want to engage you in a debate...(Don't do it - he is paid to spout the liberal script..you can't pay me enough to listen to it!)
The you will have your average fringer - dressed in clothes looking like something from a Mad Max wardrobe room...(If they get close to you...knock em out! They are probably trying to steal your wallet!)
Then of course there will be the pseudo grannies..older women dressed as Mom and aunt Mable..... trying to present a respectable face to the group....(most of these women are rabid liberal's left over from the 60's... - just think of Charles Manson's girlfriends...they'd be about this age now...)

Any problems call a cop...they hate them too!

Posted by: Deborah on January 10, 2005 11:25 PM
17. CR Activist

This is one area where I see the Rossi effort being inneffective. We should seek outside help from our own backers, Republican governor's assoc, RNC, NRA, and "arnie" ;)

I agree. Bush assembled a formidable array of heavy-hitting election law lawyers in Florida, 2000, and I don't mean just James Baker. Baker was the titular head, but beneath him was some awesome talent. They weren't necessarily Florida lawyers either, they came from all over the US. They were the ones who worked the Florida legislature and defended Bush's interests in the Florida state courts. Rossi needs to consult with some of these people, and bring as many of the best onboard as possible.

Posted by: jay bird on January 10, 2005 11:25 PM
18. Hey, just a note about the ORANGE rally. If for some reason the microphone or bullhorn breaks down, I have a powerhorn that is capable of bringing the capitol down! Well, sort of. Anyway, I will bring it as a spare.

Posted by: TADD on January 10, 2005 11:33 PM
19. Hey, all.

Don't forget to take your video cameras to capture the moonbats raving firsthand, should any actually show up. I'm sure it would make for some enjoyable viewing once you get back home. You might even consider sharing it with your friends on the net.

I wish I could be there.

Posted by: JRR on January 10, 2005 11:34 PM
20. I'll admit that I'm less than familiar with the legal aspects of 527's, but isn't there some requirement for them to be non-partisan? Haven't they clearly abandoned that, and with it any hope of federal tax recognition for their efforts? That is, at what point is any organization in violation of federal election laws?

Posted by: Paul on January 11, 2005 12:16 AM
21. Deborah: Loved your post. Hilarious!

Posted by: Michele on January 11, 2005 12:53 AM
22. The one vote majority in the Senate was probably agreed upon in advance.

Don't be suprised by more 1 vote majorities in favor of Gregoire. The Democrat leadership isn't politically stupid and will permit some party members from conservative districts to vote against seating Gregoire... but not enough to prevent her confirmation. I suspect both House and Senate votes will be orchestrated and tightly controlled. I doubt it will be by accident.

ctmohr

Posted by: ctmohr on January 11, 2005 01:10 AM
23. Nothing says "fairmindedness" like equating a staffer at MoveOn.org with Osama bin Laden.

Nothing says "moron" like a lefty troll lecturing others about subjects like fairmindedness, openmindedness, integrity, and hypocrisy.

Posted by: South County on January 11, 2005 05:26 AM
24. NEWS FLASH!!!
Read this AM's Seattle Times. 3 days after it was pointed out to them, KingCo Elections acknowledges they now have 1800+ more votes than voters. Another OOPPSS! to add to the growing pile.
That Bill Huennekens picture makes him look like a real pinheaded computer geek. The problem is his work product is that of a jackass. Still no big deal to pinheaded Bill!
And they even give credit to the Dems for pointing this out. Great work Stefan, because the Dems are certainly reading your blogs as they got the information RIGHT HERE FIRST!!! Can you even imagine that the Dems have a "boiler-room" of green eyeshade accountants looking for errors by KINGCO????? What a joke. Great work Stefan!

So, who's on first? No, who's on second, What's on first.
LOGAN & HUENNEKENS=====Abbott & Costello

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on January 11, 2005 05:46 AM
25. "Logan said Sunday that he discovered the date on the fact sheet originally posted by King County was in error. He said numbers on the report, which he produced himself, were inadvertently changed when converted to code for the Web site."

Sorry, I'm a web developer and this just doesn't cut it. No way I'd take a clients copy and turn a 7 into a 10. WTF. I'd be out of a job and have a hard time finding a new one, as no one wants a developer that cannot read or type.

Posted by: Jim in Clark County on January 11, 2005 06:42 AM
26. South County--it appears you need the lecture.

Posted by: torridjoe on January 11, 2005 06:54 AM
27. Clark County Jim says...

"No way I'd take a clients copy and turn a 7 into a 10. WTF. I'd be out of a job and have a hard time finding a new one, as no one wants a developer that cannot read or type."

You've never worked for King County before, have you?

Posted by: Huckleberry on January 11, 2005 07:05 AM
28. Huck, the first government job I had (and the last I will ever have) was a 10 year stint in the USAF.

Posted by: Jim in Clark County on January 11, 2005 07:08 AM
29. South County--it appears you need the lecture.

That's another sign of a liberal troll...the compulsion to correct other's thinking.

Posted by: South County on January 11, 2005 07:39 AM
30. South County, absolutely!

Another sign: refusal to take anyone at their word unless they're a liberal.

Posted by: Bostonian on January 11, 2005 07:41 AM
31. "Christine Gregoire has finally won the Washington governor's race, fair and square."

How bout, in the spirit of Teddy Roosivelt, "she stole it fair and square"

Posted by: Zintradi on January 11, 2005 08:12 AM
32. CR activist (and others),
National party folks have been here and are here. The Republican Governors Association has had folks here practically every day since before the election. I don't know that any of the folks directly associated with the Governator have been HERE, but they are all well aware of what is going on.

Dino and Chris ain't dancin on the high wire without a net here...

Posted by: SnoCo Voter on January 11, 2005 09:05 AM
33. Magnum Serpentine admits to being an outside agitator:

"Wish I could be in Washington State. I love booing christian (sic) reconstructionist."

Sorry, we have more than our quota of leftists at the moment.

Posted by: JG on January 11, 2005 09:13 AM
34. "He said numbers on the report, which he produced himself, were inadvertently changed when converted to code for the Web site."

ROFL!!!! Spoken like someone who truly has no clue what the "code" for a Web site looks like. (Hint: it looks an awful lot like the text being displayed).

But hey, it's easy to blame something supposedly complex and 99% of voters will say "oh, yeah, that pesky computer code."

Somebody else said it best when they pointed out how close the "10" key is to the "7."

What's that smell?

Posted by: Programmer on January 11, 2005 09:25 AM
35. I so wish I could be there so I can ask a few of the MoveOn numbskulls this question: "How is it considered "moving on" to support a Democratic candidate for governor in a state that's had nothing but Democratic rule in that seat for the past 20 years?"

NONE of them can answer that question without showing either how liberal partisan they truly are or how few brain cells they possess (in most cases, both!)

Posted by: Ferrous on January 11, 2005 12:44 PM
36. Gag you with a fork?

How about a provisional ballot?

Posted by: Iguana on January 11, 2005 02:01 PM
37. seems to me Moveon.org should mind their own f-cking business.

what a bunch of pansy assed whiners...

it strikes me that the kids who got beat up the most in school as kids tend to end up in organizations like this one almost without fail.

Posted by: jcrue on January 11, 2005 05:55 PM
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