It's a good time to review that video of Reichert explaining how the GOP leadership gives him orders to vote against the party in these situations to help him keep his seat.
Reichert has a pattern of breaking ranks with the Republicans on these meaningless votes to manufacture an appearance of moderation
Good for him. Still not voting for him, though.
This is all a show to be able to hold up a few votes and otherwise mask his record when it comes time for the election next year.
Don't be fooled.
We on the left should congratulate him on this vote, for whatever reason he took it. The more we congratulate him, the more we remind the public that even Republicans like Dave Reichert support laws against gay discrimination, the more the collective will of the people continues to shift left.
Look...moving our issues forward matters more than electing specific individuals. Don't get me wrong, I'm voting for the D in that race, but we should also recognize and take progress where we get it. That's how you begin to shape the public mind on these difficult issues.
Way to go Reichert. You're coming along nicely.
...and the political middle line continues it's ongoing shift to the left. :-)
Speaking of the Green River Killer....
at least he got this guy elected (wait. yikes)
And don't forget, Reichart almost bankrupted the county after ignoring him for quite a loooooooooooooong time.
Think how many rapists and domestic violence perpatrators they had to let loose due to Reichert.
I'll vote for him if he puts Glamazonia on his campaign staff.
He's a pawn. Vote him out Eastsiders!
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