Tuesday, November 6, 2012

RainierGate? WA Dems Report Break-in at Obama/Inslee/Party Campaign HQ

Posted by on Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM

As a child of Watergate, I can't help but get suspicious whenever I hear news like this:

"Early this morning, the Seattle headquarters office housing the Washington State Democrats, Organizing for America, and Jay Inslee for Washington was the site of a burglary. The Seattle Police Department is currently investigating, and no further details will be available until the conclusion."

Organizing for America is, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, and this is his Washington State campaign headquarters. But of more immediate concern is how this break-in might adversely impact the the GOTV campaign for Inslee and other close down-ballot races.

No word yet of what was taken, because as they say in their press release above, the state Dems aren't releasing any details. But, you know, history tells us we shouldn't put anything past the GOPers.

 

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MacBastard 1
If you can't win it, steal it!
Posted by MacBastard on November 6, 2012 at 10:24 AM · Report this
johnjacobjingleheimerschmidt 2
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Posted by johnjacobjingleheimerschmidt on November 6, 2012 at 10:28 AM · Report this
ferret 3
Most of the time, these type of burglaries are inside jobs, or try to garnish sympathy before the election. I remember the Staten Island GOP reporting a break in a couple months back. It also depends what was looked at, tampered with and stolen..

Posted by ferret http://https://twitter.com/#!/okojo hide on November 6, 2012 at 10:32 AM · Report this
Ziggity 5
@4: Meh, trolls by definition have no balls, so I couldn't cash in if I won.

@3: I think that one ended up being some kid vandalizing shit randomly, and had no political connection. I'll also wait to see what the SPD investigators turn up.
Posted by Ziggity on November 6, 2012 at 10:40 AM · Report this
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@3, This smells more like a republican mole that penetrated the democratic camp. I don't believe Rove shared his playbook with the democratic party.
Posted by neo-realist on November 6, 2012 at 10:41 AM · Report this
Daddy Love 7
Has anyone seen Liddy and Colson?
Posted by Daddy Love on November 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM · Report this
pdonahue 8
Anybody who puts their campaign HQ between a metal scraper, Goodwill outlet, a temp labor agency and Medical Pot store is just asking for trouble. Any brooks brothers operatives trying to disrupt the DNC are likely to have their getaway car burgled or pestered to death by homeless men wandering up and down Rainier ave.
Posted by pdonahue on November 6, 2012 at 10:48 AM · Report this
Fnarf 9
There isn't anybody in the state GOP, McKenna included, with one-tenth the brains or the sheer malevolent capacity for revenge plotting of Richard Nixon. If this was done by Republicans, it was done by hillbillies. Not that the Watergate burglars were very bright, but still. Inslee could have left stacks of "Plans for Communist Takeover of Washington" out on the table and the R's wouldn't know what to do with them.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on November 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM · Report this
scary tyler moore 10
a big smack upside the head for pdonahue. i've been working at obama hq since july and you are wrong wrong wrong. i have not seen a single homeless person, male or female, on that particular stretch of rainier south. and we aren't between the aforementioned businesses. we are to the south of them. and another big smack for being racist.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on November 6, 2012 at 11:56 AM · Report this
pdonahue 11
#10 you obviously don't live in that neighborhood like I do. Or patronize the scrap dealer next door, like I do. If you actually went outside and smoked a cigarette or bought some lunch at the chicken joint, you would see who your neighbors are.
Now to be fair, I haven't gone inside for fear of being turned into an Obamabot, maybe that is a little xenophobia on my part, will there be free beer at the celebration there tonight? Possibly I should come by for a smack on the head as I haven't done a thing this entire election cycle besides bitch and criticize. Thanks for volunteering.
Posted by pdonahue on November 6, 2012 at 1:09 PM · Report this
DOUG. 12
Uh, the Republican nominee for Governor is named "Rob". Duh.
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on November 6, 2012 at 1:30 PM · Report this
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When did this happen? Today? Yesterday morning? When? God damn it, Goldy. Link to the damn article!

If it was this morning - the morning of the election - and it was by GOP operatives then those are worst the political burglars in the world. There is very little info you could gather that would matter this late.
Posted by tkc on November 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM · Report this
ferret 14
@6

In the 1980s, Rove actually staged a fake break in to his own offices right before an election. (Rove background was mass mailing then on to heading campaigns)
Posted by ferret http://https://twitter.com/#!/okojo hide on November 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM · Report this
Steven Bradford 15
Combne #9 and #13 and you've got my take on this, if it was political. As inept as the Watergate burglars might have been, they did it in June of 72 IIRC, far enough in advance to actually do something with the info. Judging from the depth of strategic competence the state GOP has shown in the past, well, I'd believe it if this was their doing. Prolly just a burglarly though.
Posted by Steven Bradford http://www.seanet.com/~bradford/ on November 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM · Report this
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The Inslee signs that I put up in my precinct have disappeared today. Hmmmm
Posted by lcurran on November 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM · Report this
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The Inslee signs I had put up in my precinct disappeared today.
Posted by lcurran on November 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM · Report this

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