October 23, 2006
Darcy Burner, proud to be Jim McDermott's protege


Discredited former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and discredited Congressman "Baghdad" Jim McDermott headline a fundraiser for discredited Congressional candidate Darcy Burner.

From a DailyKos blog entry in the Socialist Realism style.

Appears that Burner is a McDermott protege. Go figure.

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at October 23, 2006 10:20 AM | Email This
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1. Speaking of far left Democrat Jim McDermott:

(1) Check out the new radio ads from the Steve Beren for Congress campaign at http://www.berenforcongress.com/radio.html

(2) The third joint appearance of Beren and McDermott will be Wednesday October 25, sponsored by the Maple Leaf Community Council, held that evening at Olympic Valley Elementary School. The format will include Q&A from the audience, so readers of this list are encouraged to attend and make sure the Q&A session is of the highest quality.

Posted by: Beren for Congress on October 23, 2006 10:20 AM
2. Just when you think the Guppy can not get any more pathetic you continue to surprise me with the depths you are willing to sink to. It is hard to believe that you were ever truly a Democrat, that is unless you have had that rumored labotomy.

Posted by: RobK1967 on October 23, 2006 11:02 AM
3. Dems never stop believing in "appearances." You'd think a smart candidate in a moderate district would want to distance themselves from extremists like McDermott or damaged goods like Joe Wilson.

But nope, with Darcy it's full tilt with a far left style campaign. At this point she's clearly given up on the 8th and is just positioning herself for maximum media exposure and Democrat elite hobnobbing. Most likely she'll go back and get some more experience and then find a very liberal district for 2008 where this style campaign will really resonate.

But it's not gonna happen for her in the 8th.

Posted by: Jeff B. on October 23, 2006 11:30 AM
4. Wishful thinking Kay - but not correct at ALL.

Speaking as someone that actually lives in Reichert's district, I can tell you that Darcy isn't fooling people. She represents everything we hate about Seattle here on the Eastside.


Posted by: johnny on October 23, 2006 12:10 PM
5. Any so-called "conservative" that stays home and doesn't bother to vote will get the government others elect. Even if you don't like the Republican candidate(s) you should vote... even if you vote for the dark side. Given that the choices are pretty stark between R and D, I can't see why any conservative would vote for a left-winger like Ms. Burner though.

I certainly don't like a lot this Congress has or hasn't done, but if you think it's bad now "You aint seen nothin' yet" if, or when the Ds get in charge.

Posted by: Tucker on October 23, 2006 12:11 PM
6. but if you think it's bad now "You aint seen nothin' yet" if, or when the Ds get in charge.

...pay very close attention to the sponsors of these bills

Justice for the Unprotected against Sexually Transmitted Infections among the Confined and Exposed Act (JUSTICE) Act (Lee, D-CA)--H.R. 6083

Crack-Cocaine Equitable Sentencing Act (Rangel, D-NY)--H.R. 2456

Tupac Shakur Records Release Act of 2006 (McKinney, D-GA)--H.R. 4968

Antibullying Campaign Act (Nadler, D-NY)--H.R. 3787

To provide for coverage under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs of incontinence undergarments (Frank, D-MA)--H.R. 1052

Gas Stamp Act (McDermott, D-WA)--H.R. 3712

States' Rights to Medical Marijuana Act (Frank, D-MA)--H.R. 2087

Ex-Offenders Voting Rights Act (Rangel, D-NY)--H.R. 663

Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act (Kucinich, D-OH)--H.R. 3760

National Health Insurance Act (Dingell, D-MI)--H.R. 15

Freedom of Choice Act (Nadler, D-NY)--H.R. 5151

End the War in Iraq Act (McGovern, D-MA)--H.R. 4232

Public Interest Lawyer Assistance Relief Act (Andrews, D-NJ)--H.R. 1753

A Living Wage, Jobs for All Act (Lee, D-CA)--H.R. 1050

Social Security Forever Act (Wexler, D-FL)--H.R. 2472

Health Security for All Americans Act (Baldwin, D-WI)--H.R. 2133

Universal National Service Act (Rangel, D-NY)--H.R. 4752

Living American Wage Act (Green, D-TX)--H.R. 5731

Media Ownership Reform Act (Hinchey, D-NY)--H.R. 3302

Universal Education Act (Kind, D-WI)--H.R. 3930

Medicare for All Act (Dingell, D-MI)--H.R. 4683

Menu Education and Labeling Act (DeLauro, D-CT)--H.R. 5563

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right of all citizens of the United States to a public education of equal high quality (Jackson, D-IL)--H.J.Res. 29

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right of citizens of the United States to health care of equal high quality (Jackson, D-IL)--H.J.Res. 30


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States respecting the right to decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing (Jackson, D-IL)--H.J.Res. 32 and Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States respecting the right to a home (Rangel, D-NY)--H.J.Res 40

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States respecting the right to full employment and balanced growth (Jackson, D-IL)--H.J.Res. 35.

Posted by: Cheryl on October 23, 2006 12:30 PM
7. "The gavel of the speaker of the House is in the hands of special interests, and now it will be in the hands of America's children."--Nancy Pelosi

Posted by: Cheryl on October 23, 2006 12:47 PM
8. Is there ANYONE that would embolden the enemy more than Darcy Burner.... just by looking at her. I mean everytime I look at her I want to photoshop her with Minnie Mouse ears... but that would be demeaning to Minnie!

As if that wasn't bad. Now add her trembling voice and the (gar)verbage that comes out of her mouth.. ugg.

Posted by: Troll on October 23, 2006 01:05 PM
9. "The gavel of the speaker of the House is in the hands of special interests, and now it will be in the hands of America's children."--Nancy Pelosi

I always thought the Dems acted like a bunch of five year olds. Now they seemed to have accepted that fact as well.

Posted by: KJ on October 23, 2006 01:09 PM
10. picture caption: "America gets tough on terror--appoints War Hawk as fierce Parent Hawk looks on"
"(screeech) That's my Girl!"
conservative birdwatchers heard mumbling "Mein Got!"

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on October 23, 2006 01:18 PM
11. "The gavel of the speaker of the House is in the hands of special interests, and now it will be in the hands of America's children."--Nancy Pelosi

Yes, I want control of the gavel in the hands of a 4 year old with snot coming out of his nose. Does this also mean that congress will have a mandatory nap time?

Posted by: Mike H on October 23, 2006 01:33 PM
12. Scroll down the KOS link a bit..."The geek in Darcy came out (degree in computer science from Harvard). You wouldn't believe how fast and accurately the woman can type"... "She knows a lot of you by screen name, by the way. I like that in a candidate." While I'm sure that skill warms the cockles of the nutroots, it doesn't exactly line up with the demands of leadership and the job description of her sought after position. She's a virtual candidate seeking a real world position. It's the reverse of the movie "Tron." I don't have time to work out the details, but somewhere in there is a "beta version" joke...

Posted by: scott158 on October 23, 2006 02:55 PM
13. I LOVE the photo. Darcy making goo-goo eyes at Wilson. Look out, Valerie!!!

Posted by: katomar on October 23, 2006 03:22 PM
14. Hmm, Darcy spending time with Joe Wilson tends to move her *up* a bit in my estimation, since I consider her rather a bit too centrist. Then again, I consider myself fairly conservative, although I'm sure most of you here would disagree.

No matter. Everybody in the 8th District that even knows who Joe Wilson *is* has already made up their mind regarding Darcy one way or the other. But if that's the best you can do -- guilt by association -- bring it on. Yawn.

Posted by: AspTongued on October 23, 2006 03:46 PM
15. "Guilt by association"... isn't that exactly what the Dems are doing, and Ms. Burner in particular by saying Congressman Reichert votes in lock-step with the Bush Administration and supports the President's policies? Just asking.

Posted by: Tucker on October 23, 2006 04:00 PM
16. @16: Sure, Dems are doing the same thing. After all, it's generally a very effective campaign tactic -- but only if the subject of the association is a sufficiently scary boogeyman. For anybody that isn't a political junkie, Joe Wilson is a non-starter. The Bush Administration, on the other hand, is familiar to even unaffiliated folks.

That was my point: if you want to scare people about who Darcy is hanging out with, you'll have to aim higher than Joe Wilson or Jim McDermott. (Hint: try Osama bin Laden.) Just saying.

Posted by: AspTongued on October 23, 2006 04:28 PM
17. @16: Sure, Dems are doing the same thing. After all, it's generally a very effective campaign tactic -- but only if the subject of the association is a sufficiently scary boogeyman. For anybody that isn't a political junkie, Joe Wilson is a non-starter. The Bush Administration, on the other hand, is familiar to even unaffiliated folks.

That was my point: if you want to scare people about who Darcy is hanging out with, you'll have to aim higher than Joe Wilson or Jim McDermott. (Hint: try Osama bin Laden.) Just saying.

Posted by: AspTongued on October 23, 2006 04:29 PM
18. Ok, Hank, we'll put you down as having spoken. I'm sure your message will have them all terrified...

Posted by: ajopalm on October 23, 2006 05:01 PM
19. And what exactly would that message be Hank?

I don't like the GOP puppy peeing all over the place so I'll get a pitbull to chew on my kids instead?

Grow up.

You don't win by losing... ever.
You don't energize anyone by demoralizing them... except their opponent.


Posted by: Cheryl on October 23, 2006 05:40 PM
20. "I believe the President would mislead the American people." -- Rep. Jim McDermott, Baghdad, October 2002.

Found any WMD? So who's discredited now? Any yellowcake uranium? So Wilson was right, too. Nice try.

It'll be fun next year, watching Dr. McDermott, psychiatrist, see though all of the desperate lies administration officials will tell his investigating committee, under oath. (And we know how much Republicans hate lying under oath-- when it's about sex, anyway.)

Posted by: Paddy Mac on October 23, 2006 07:26 PM
21. Hank, you sound like a troll. No sane Republican would advocate the defeat of a moderate such as Reichert to "send a message" for 2008. Go peddle your confusion on DU where it will be more appreciated, even if less electorally effective.

Posted by: HT on October 23, 2006 07:49 PM
22. Darcy's admiring Yellowcake Joe's For-Men-Only metalicized mane (wishing she could exchange her Shih-Tzu cut for it), and Baghdad Jim is just trying to hang on, crossing his arms and relying on the wall to maintain his equilibrium.

Posted by: Organization Man on October 23, 2006 08:14 PM
23. hank isn't a troll or a Republican. He's an idiot, just like patti-whack. What else is new?

Posted by: alphabet soup on October 23, 2006 08:30 PM
24. The Democrat party used to have integrity - that was before the party leadership was hijacked by the bed-wetting leftists who were once wacked out on drugs and got into politics and love to enable Castro and Chavez and sometimes the terrrorists !

Hopefully this party will change their name and become more moderate in the years to come. The far left can splinter off and stop lieing for a change and call themselves the Socialist Workers party, because thats what they are and - Darcy Airhead and Jim McD qualify as members.

Posted by: KS on October 23, 2006 08:33 PM
25. Paddy Mac: well, if you'd been reading, you'd know that the Duelfer report and others have confirmed both the existence of WMD's in Iraq and the intent to produce more just as soon as possible. And we HAVE found yellowcake in Iraq; also, what lyin' Joe Wilson said was that the Iraqis weren't even trying to buy it, which has ALREADY, ALSO been proven to be wrong several times since.

So that only leaves the question: are you ignorant, are you obtuse, or are you lying?

Speak up, laddie. Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: HT on October 23, 2006 09:28 PM
26. #29 - State your source as to when he said such a thing ? or did Darcy Airhead claim he said that ?

Sounds like you are spouting the moonbat line - yes, please stay home this year...

Posted by: KS on October 23, 2006 10:25 PM
27. That's right Kay, burn down the house to save the basement.

That's some great logic you have there.

You reveal yourself quite profoundly.

Those of us who are adults with working brains know there will never be a time that we'll have a PERFECT politician that meets every one of our criteria.

My criteria may disqualify 'him' from Michele's criteria. Michelle's criteria may disqualify him from Alphabet Soup' criteria...

If you intend to wait till that perfect politician comes along who will sing your tune in the perfect key you demand, you'll be waiting for a very long time.

Frankly, you folks that carry on like this remind me of a petulant 2yr old who cries, whines, shouts, stomps and refuses a lollipop with a great tantrum because it's not a RED lollipop... and you make as much sense.

So have your grand tantrum Kay. In the mean time, we grown ups will be running the country.

Posted by: Cheryl on October 23, 2006 10:40 PM
28. "...the Duelfer report and others have confirmed both the existence of WMD's in Iraq and the intent to produce more just as soon as possible. And we HAVE found yellowcake in Iraq; also, what lyin' Joe Wilson said was that the Iraqis weren't even trying to buy it, which has ALREADY, ALSO been proven to be wrong several times since."

The claim about Nigeran yellowcake was based on forged documents, and the Duelfer report has been thoroughly discredited. The United Nations weapons inspectors found nothing; our post-war inspections found nothing. (President Bush even mocked these failures, narrating a videotape of persons "searching" the White House for WMD.) Care to tell us where Saddam hid those drones-- the ones capable of delivering those non-existent nukes to the U.S.? Dr. Rice was very alarmed about that "threat", if you'll recall.

More Americans have died in Iraq than on 9/11, and all for a pack of lies. At least on 9/11, the Bush Administration did nothing. In Iraq, they've actively gotten our soldiers killed.

And, will 'discredited' Baghdad Jim get 'merely' 70% of the vote, or his usual 75%? Any bets on how Rep. Reichert's tally will compare?

Posted by: Paddy Mac on October 23, 2006 10:48 PM
29. Break out the hip-waders boys - we're hip deep in bullsh!t!

Posted by: alphabet soup on October 23, 2006 10:53 PM
30. We get it kay... you hate Bush.

We also get it that your "scheme" of 'lose now and win in '08' is pure unadulterated bull.

You know the axiom, kay, with friends like you who needs enemies.

Posted by: Cheryl on October 23, 2006 10:53 PM
31. And no kay, I dont't think we will lose big this year (you DO realize how grandly you exposed yourself there, don't you, kay?).

Thinking conservatives know you don't win by sitting on the sidelines whining.

Thinking conservatives aren't swayed by the MSM and the dems telling us our friends are going to sit home in protest.

Thinking conservatives are pretty damend irate about the preening and posturing from the likes of Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi.

Thinking conservatives know that tantrums don't work.

Thinking consevatives aren't going to trade in a pully that pee's for a rabid pit bull.

Posted by: Cheryl on October 23, 2006 10:59 PM
32. *puppy

Posted by: Cheryl on October 23, 2006 11:01 PM
33. "Kay" is the undermedicated weirdo troll who spams the comments here under a variety of names, including "conservative not republican". She's not welcome here. I'm deleting her comments as I am able to. Please do not respond to her.

Posted by: Stefan Sharkansky on October 23, 2006 11:08 PM
34. Orgman 22--
Jim is not holding the wall--he's locking his ear onto someone's private cell phone call. The Peeping Ear. With our luck, it's a terror sleeper cell call--and he'll ignore it under "privacy."

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on October 24, 2006 11:04 AM
35. You don't mind if I continue to poke a stick at patti-whack do ya? ;'}

Posted by: alphabet soup on October 24, 2006 07:45 PM
36. As further evidence of Reichert's poor voting record when it comes to Veterans. The IAVA ( Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ) rated his voting record a [b]D+[/b].

(copied from IAVA's website to explain how they derived their ratings)

Each IAVA Congressional Rating is based on a given legislator's voting history on issues that affect US Troops, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and military families.

To calculate the Ratings, IAVA reviewed all legislation voted on in the Congress since September 11, 2001. For each piece of legislation that affected troops, veterans or military families, IAVA took a position either in support of, or in opposition to its passage. The letter grades were derived, using the scales below, from the percentage of times that each legislator's vote matched the official IAVA stance.

A total of 169 House votes and 155 Senate votes were used to determine the ratings. You can view all of this legislation, either in a complete list or grouped by session, by clicking here. [link]http://capwiz.com/iava/keyvotes.xc/?lvl=C[/link]

IAVA is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. These ratings were determined using a simple and transparent mathematical formula.

House
A+ 97-100
A 93-96
A- 90-92
B+ 87-89
B 83-86
B- 80-82
C+ 77-79
C 73-76
C- 70-72
D+ 67-69
D 63-66
D- 60-62
F Below 60

Senate

A+ 98-100
A 94-97
A- 90-93
B+ 86-89
B 82-85
B- 78-81
C+ 74-77
C 70-73
C- 66-69
D+ 62-65
D 58-61
D- 55-57
F Below 55

These scales are based on a traditional grading scale. Due to the nature and high number of unanimous consent agreements in the Senate, we adjusted the grading scale to ensure an even distribution of grades.


Information on Sample Legislation
TRICARE for Reservists
(108th Congress; Senate vote #282; July 16, 2003)
# Senators who voted in favor of this amendment were voting to allow Reservists and National Guard soldiers to buy-into the Defense Department's health insurance plan at subsidized rates. IAVA supported this legislation.
# TRICARE is the Defense Department's health insurance plan that is available at no cost to soldiers serving on active duty. Reservists and National Guard soldiers who are mobilized receive free TRICARE for a short period of time before and after their deployments. In 2003, a GAO report stated that 20% of these soldiers did not have health care insurance. This legislation was designed to address that problem.
# The Senate's plan was adopted and enacted into law.


TRICARE for Reservists
(109th Congress; House vote # 221; May 25, 2005)
# Representatives who voted in favor of this motion were voting to extend free health care to all Reserve and National Guard soldiers. IAVA supported this legislation.
# After 2003 (see above), Congress extended TRICARE to allow Reservists and National Guard soldiers to buy-in at subsidized rates, dependent on their deployment status. Still many soldiers have not bought into the system and lack health insurance coverage.
# Although the medical readiness of the Reserves and National Guard is vital to the security of this nation, Congress refused to extend free TRICARE coverage to Reservists and National Guard soldiers.


Military Death Gratuity
(109th Congress; Senate vote #92; April 13, 2005)
# Senators who voted FOR this motion were voting AGAINST increasing the amount of money a spouse or family member receives when their loved one is killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. IAVA opposed this motion, which would have eliminated the proposed increase.
# Prior to this bill, the family of a US troop killed in action would only receive a $12,000 death gratuity from the government. This bill would increase that amount to $100,000.
# The motion was defeated, and the plan was adopted and enacted into law.

Funding for TBI Research
(109th Congress; Senate vote #222; August 2, 2006)
# Senators who voted FOR this motion were voting AGAINST increasing funding for Traumatic Brain Injury research by $2 million. IAVA opposed this motion.
# Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has become the signature wound of the Iraq war. In a spending bill appropriating more than $400 billion, in a war that has cost hundreds of billions of dollars and counting, it is unconscionable that Congress can't find an extra $2 million to treat an injury affecting more than 100,000 American Troops.
# Despite a clear need for greater funding for TBI research, this motion passed.

Posted by: Michael Caine on October 24, 2006 09:10 PM
37. What's darcy's voting record?

Oh that's right, she couldn't be bothered.

Posted by: Cheryl on October 24, 2006 11:20 PM
38. Speaking of pictures, guys, where's all those images of Rep. Reichert with his fellows, Speaker Hastert and then-Rep. Foley? (Perhaps you guys admire those pics so much that you swiped them? If you did, please post them!) Rep. Reichert certainly admired those colleagues, and the rest of the House Republican leadership, like Rep. DeLay and Rep. Ney, so much that he let all of them choose his staff for him! He must admire their great evaluations of character and integrity. (If he didn't, he would have replaced his office staff by now, right?)

Posted by: Paddy Mac on October 25, 2006 06:54 PM
39. What of it patti-whack? Are you finally admitting that you're a bigot now? (not that it comes as any surprise to me)

Posted by: alphabet soup on October 25, 2006 08:12 PM
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