September 05, 2007
Rodney Tom throws in the towel
The Seattle Weekly reports that disgruntled former Republican legislator Rodney Tom is now a disgruntled former Democrat congressional candidate.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at September 05, 2007
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"She has the leadership and experience to make a great member of Congress and she's running a heck of a campaign."
That's a laugh-riot! They must have something in the water in the Dem Caucus Room. I had many occasions to speak with Tom when he was a Republican and while he was to the left of most Republicans he didn't strike me as a Darcy Dingbat type.
But I welcome the news! He would have been a formidable opponent for Dave. Now that it's Darcy going it alone once again I don't think the GOP has much reason to be worried.
2. I guess DEEE-WHITE musta taken this ol' boy to the woodshed. Probably threatened to remove his Democratic club card (and financing). Funny how the Dem's work soo hard to clear the way for someone who's only assets appear to be fundraising.
Oh, yeah, I know it's off topic...but I wanted to remind you guys again why Seattle is a place NOT to be anymore:
This is the house that $150,000 buys you in South Bend, Indiana:
Read it and weep.
4. Bummer, I thought he stood a good chance against Reichert. I guess the Kos peeps are more powerful than I thought.
5. How sad.
6. Actually, I'm glad to hear this. Now it remains ditzy Darcy alone. I don't think Sheriff Dave and the GOP have much to worry about now. That woman shouldn't be working at a McDonald's, let alone in congress. Ho-hum.
7. Cato, I'm posting on this topic rather than spoiling the Dunn topic any further than you already have. Leave it alone. You have got to be the biggest piece of s**t ever to have walked the earth. Anytime anyone posts something that shouldn't be political at all like the Dunn topic or Jim's posting about hiking in Rainier last week, you've got to bring it down and make a mess of it. And on top of that you're not even man enough to post where someone can contact you, email@example.com. Well that's right. You are a load of bs. If I knew where you lived I'd shove that BS down your throat.
8. The Kos folks are powerful within the Dem party. Too bad they are almost completely out of step with the voters on everything but the war.
9. Oh crap, as one of his relatives, by marrage, I was looking forward to giving him hell for his dramatic shift to the left. I even registered "stoprodneytom.com" . . .
10. Oh crap, as one of his relatives, by marrage, I was looking forward to giving him hell for his dramatic shift to the left. I even registered "stoprodneytom.com" . . .
11. Dumb...or...Dumber...vs. Reichert... I guess Dumb just doesn't stand a chance...it also disproves the old saying "If you can't beat them...join them"
Dear Warm Fuzzy Puppies,
Lots of love,
13. I never thought Rodney Tom had a chance in the 7th CD anyway...Darcy Burner's home turf, heh ;^)
14. Too bad for the Demoncats ! Now all that is left is an empty pants-suit to run against the incumbent. Boring, boring...
15. Burner's best chance was in 2006. She came close, but that's all she gets. Thank God!
16. Burner is a puppet of the far left, with strings pulled by the Daily Kos, Horsesass.org. Pull her cord and she will blurt out a patented far left talking point on mainly mindless drivel. I agree with #15.
17. Burner is a puppet of the far left, with strings pulled by the Daily Kos, Horsesass.org. Pull her cord and she will blurt out a patented far left talking point of mainly mindless drivel. I agree with #15.
Now that the distraction is out of the way, it's back to Burner vs. Bush for the 8th district.
And I agree with WarmFuzzy, Cato is incredibly classless. A good example of the kind of Moonbat Troll that belongs at HA and not here at SP. Even with the news of someone's death, he is incapable of taking the high road, or at minimum, just keeping quiet. A picture perfect example of the Unhinged Nutroots Left.
And these are the types that are Darcy's base, and with whom she spent the most time campaigning in the 7th.
Leadership? Experience? Are the folks at Seattle Weekly on drugs (again?) It is her lack of leadership skills and her lack of experience that cost her in 2006 and will cost her in 2008. Oh, and her "I'm not Bush" campaign joke...err...strategy...
Run, Darcy, Run! We all need a good laugh!
Keep reassuring yourselves about Burner's inadequacies as a candidate... political self-soothing is one of the reasons local Republicans have become so good at losing elections.
And Stefan... when are you going to acknowledge how wrong you were in smugly predicting that Tom would win the nomination? Was that just false bravado, or is your political "insight" really so stunningly out of touch with reality?
I said that I had respect for her and her death is a great loss.
he is incapable of taking the high road, or at minimum, just keeping quiet.
Hah, if Gary Locke died today you would be all over that like flies on dog crap.
Don't give me the 'I'll take the high road' BS. Conservatives are just as crass as liberals, maybe even more so.
Moonbat Troll that belongs at HA
Yeah, you just keep calling me names and I'll just keep on posting. =)
Goldy, if Tom had decided to stay in the race he probably would have received the nomination and may have even won the election. But I think Huh? at #2 sums it up best. He must have been bought off by Dwight Pelz or George Soros. So keep it up. Darcy doesn't have a snowballs chance. If she couldn't beat Reichert during last year's landslide in an slightly blue district where almost every state legislator lost how in hell is she going to win next year when she can't campaign against Bush? Get a clue.
And to Cato, I dare you to come out from behind that computer screen. For your information, I've met with Gary Locke one on one and found him to be quite a pleasent guy. I may not agree with all his politics but I'd certainly be saddened by his passing. And while I can't say the same for your passing I would at least have the class to keep my damn trap shut. So again, go ahead, name a time and place. I dare you to be human. Who knows, you might even find we have something in common?
23. And while I can't say the same for your passing I would at least have the class to keep my damn trap shut.
Unlikely, but I'll take your word for it. Now could you say the same for your 'take the high road' buddies here at SP? I don't think so.
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