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Monday, December 10, 2012

State Dems Justifiably Pissed at Turncoat Pigfuckers Sheldon and Tom

Posted by on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Washington State Democratic Party Chair Dwight Pelz just issued the following statement regarding the unholy union that Goldy predicted in his chicken blood tea leaves earlier this year:

“In 2010, Senators Tom and Sheldon stood for re-election as Democrats. In the case of Senator Tom, he even accepted over $25,000 in contributions from the State Democratic Party. But today, Senators Tom and Sheldon turned their backs on the Democratic Party by siding with a radically right Republican caucus that earlier this year attempted to slash critically important funding for education and social services for the elderly and the vulnerable.”

“To imply that the current Democratic caucus is unwilling to work across party lines to move our state forward is absurd. Just two years ago, Democratic Senator Ed Murray and Republican Senator Joe Zarelli worked together to build a bipartisan budget – an unprecedented show of unity in Olympia.”

"The truth here is that Sen. Tom has instigated this unprecedented coup and joined with Republicans to install himself as Majority Leader out of a desire to further his own personal ambitions, not out of what is in the best interests of his constituents or the public at large. What he announced today is a prescription for instability and division."

Rest assured, state dems will be reserving a special spot on their inevitable death panels for Messrs Sheldon and Tom (especially that turncoat pigfucker Tom).

UPDATE: Governor-elect Jay Inslee throws in his two cents: "Our goals and the business before us haven’t changed. Voters expect us to work together to create jobs, balance our budget and improve our schools, and I expect that both Republican and Democratic leaders will work together to get these things done in the 2013 session. Regardless of the structure in the Senate, I look forward to working with legislators from both parties to move our state forward.”

UPDATE 2: Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-Seattle) brings the fire and tells it like it is: “Forcing half the chamber to accept a take-it-or-leave-it plan is not the way you foster collaboration, trust or respect. That’s a recipe for confrontation, not collaboration—and it bears little resemblance to the Democratic principles I believe my constituents in the 36th District and people across the state expect legislators to uphold.

It takes more than the defection of two conservative Democrats to make a proposal bipartisan. If one side says it’s bipartisan but the other side says it’s not, then it’s not.

“If Republicans were to control the Senate Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Committee, I fear where they would take our state. I find it telling that their very first proposal is to strip the words ‘consumer protection’ out of the title of the committee.

“Their proposal today reminds me of their actions when they briefly took control of the Senate floor last session and passed a budget that slashed funding for K-12 education, family planning, women’s health, safety net programs and other public services critical to Washingtonians in communities across out state.”


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bloo bloo bloo our side doesn't have a monopoly on state politics for once bloooooooo
Posted by Reader01 on December 10, 2012 at 1:59 PM · Report this
This demonstrates the idiocy of voting people in solely because of a letter they put after their names. "Vote for Democrats or the Republicans will win!" That sure worked out well.
Posted by TechBear on December 10, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 3
might i suggest that the democratic party give both these gentlemen the boot?
Posted by Max Solomon on December 10, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 4
You don't call a rattlesnake a "turncoat" when it bites you. What do rattlesnakes do?

Blame our sad sack Democrats for handing over $25,000 to this weasel. When will they learn?
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on December 10, 2012 at 2:23 PM · Report this
Knat 5
This is why I come to the Stranger for my news: the level headed, just-the-facts-ma'am objective reporting, free of the hyperbole that we've grown accustomed to in our current sensationalist media.
Posted by Knat on December 10, 2012 at 2:23 PM · Report this
mkyorai 6
Shouldn't the headline read "turncoat pigfuckers Tom and Shelton"? Rodney and Tom are the same pigfucker.
Posted by mkyorai on December 10, 2012 at 2:34 PM · Report this
Big Matt G 7
@5) Not to mention the pigf#@king!
Posted by Big Matt G on December 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 8
The "job" of government is NOT to create jobs. Businesses create jobs in order to make items/services to sell and hence make a profit. When any politician says that government's should be creating jobs, that politician is talking to dumbed down voters.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on December 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM · Report this
Baconcat 9
The fart-huffing shitshow the KC Dems had this weekend pretty much tells you all you need to know about the prospects of ousting Tom.
Posted by Baconcat on December 10, 2012 at 2:38 PM · Report this
If Pelz didn't see this coming, it's because he has his head up his ass. Maybe he was too busy denouncing Darcy Burner for her criticism of some of Obama's right-wing policies. This seems to be the nature of the Democratic Party: they do everything they can to shut down progressives while supporting right-wing douchebags like Rodney Tom... and then they cry about the outcome.
Posted by monorail on December 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM · Report this
Baconcat 11
I have a feeling Pam Roach is the misplaced Jenga block in this whole charade.
Posted by Baconcat on December 10, 2012 at 2:49 PM · Report this
Cienna Madrid 12
@6, right you are! Thanks so much for the correction.
Posted by Cienna Madrid on December 10, 2012 at 2:50 PM · Report this
Obama has no right wing policies its Burner with her head up her ass.
Posted by Seattle14 on December 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM · Report this
@ 10 That because Obama is what right with the party, people like Tom are too right and people like Burner are too left.
Posted by Seattle14 on December 10, 2012 at 3:05 PM · Report this
sperifera 15
@11 FTW
Posted by sperifera on December 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 16
Yeah, I might have some sympathy for Pelz if Sheldon was a newbie. But he's been who he is for the past twenty fucking years!!! It's the old, "Fool me once..." routine.

Pelz & the rest of the WA state Dems are monumental asshats for allowing the Farce That Is Sheldon to continue for this long. The only thing I can think of that comes close to reasoned thinking from them on this is that they somehow couldn't just tell him to get lost, so they used the "Give him enough rope" strategy, and now they can indignantly accuse him. But my money is them just being stupid, the victims of wishful thinking/stockholm syndrome. That's been the Dem MO for a long time now...
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on December 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM · Report this
"Progressives," I'll say the same thing to you as I've been saying to the butthurt wingnuts who can't believe that the Kenyan Muslim communists just got re-elected.

Tough shit. Stop crying, you pissants. You're not nearly as popular as you think you are, nor do you deserve to be. Now, to be Washington-specific, look at I-1185. It won in every county in the state. We don't want "progressive" tax increases, or one-party rule.

If you don't like it, move you whining asses to California. Otherwise, shut the fuck up and listen to the people who are laughing in your faces right now.
Posted by Mister G on December 10, 2012 at 3:44 PM · Report this
Lew Siffer 18
Posted by Lew Siffer on December 10, 2012 at 3:58 PM · Report this
Steve Zemke 19
For those of you who don't agree with Rodney Tom or Tim Sheldon, send them an e-mail telling them so!……
Posted by Steve Zemke on December 10, 2012 at 4:04 PM · Report this
When was the last time Sen. Sheldon actually received money or support from the Washington State Democratic Party? I don't believe, with our top-two system, that there's any way to prevent him from listing "prefers Democrat" at election-time, and nothing to prevent him from caucusing with whomever he wants. There's very little the state party can do in situations like this. He can't be excommunicated.
Posted by TJ on December 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM · Report this
@19, why would they care?
Posted by sarah70 on December 10, 2012 at 5:21 PM · Report this
#21, they might care when I write each of them to let them know that, if either of them decides to run for higher office, I'm one Democrat who will be glad to send them a check.

#20, if the "progressives" who dominate the Democratic Party can't live with differences of opinion, then they can give up control of the state Senate. It's their choice. Last session, those "turncoast pigfuckers" couldn't even pass a state budget. They got exactly what they deserved.

And now, Jay Inslee won't get a Legislature that "demands" he raise taxes. Therefore, if he intends to keep his pledge not to support tax increases, he'll have to swallow a bitter pill. This should be interesting, not to mention great fun to watch The Stranger whine for the next several years.
Posted by Mister G on December 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM · Report this
p.s.: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, it so happens that I live in your district. The session hasn't even started, and you've just declared war within the Democratic Party. And you wonder why a state full of Democrats re-elects you but turns right around and does everything it can to keep you in a fiscal straitjacket?

Look in the mirror, you irresponsible, childish ideologue. You are the problem, not anyone else.
Posted by Mister G on December 10, 2012 at 5:37 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 24
@20 Maybe you sit on some Dem party council, and have the same scared, what-can-be done reaction when Sheldon comes up. Please. The party can do a lot, beyond just cutting off funding.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on December 10, 2012 at 5:37 PM · Report this
Christampa 25
And hey mister g, maybe with a more conservative legislature that you're hoping for, you won't have to see so many dirty immigrants using their EBT cards in line in front of you at the grocery store. What a progressive win!

You are more progressive than the "progressives", right? That's the implication that you're aiming for with your quotes? I know it's like a tic with you, when you seize upon a word or phrase and can't help repeating it ad nauseam, but I assume that's why you chose it to begin with. Because Seattle is not as good as California or something. So the crappy and not so progressive "progressives" should go to California now. Or Something.

Your mind must be a kaleidoscope of glittering idiocy.
Posted by Christampa on December 10, 2012 at 7:01 PM · Report this
zivilisierter Wurm 26
Finally showing your face again since your piss-gargling frenzy of election posts Mister G? I thought you had it on stone-cold historical and statistical authority that Obama had all of a snowball's chance in snowball hell?
Posted by zivilisierter Wurm on December 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 27

Fantastic...Olympia realigns itself to actual voting preferences of the People and Liberals strap themselves to Catherine Wheels and self-flagellate in agony!! How dare they...those..those...COMMONERS...defy the Royal Imperial Chair of Washington.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on December 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM · Report this
zivilisierter Wurm 28
A less petty man might enterprise to rise above it all - but the enormous stupidity of your opinions is like a goddamn siren. A just world would grind your face into each of the carpets you've soiled, and leave you out back for the night.
Posted by zivilisierter Wurm on December 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM · Report this
@22: Neither Sheldon nor Tom is going to run for higher office as a Democrat, and it's hard to get elected as a Republican in this state.
Posted by J.R. on December 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM · Report this
Senators Sheldon and Tom have indicated they are more comfortable working with Republican and caucusing with Republicans, and they have every right to do so.

They declared they "prefer Democratic Party" when they filed for office, but now they have changed their minds and now prefer the Republican Party.

In the case of Sen. Tom, he's just coming home. He was a Republican office-holder until he saw the political winds change in his district, so he flipped and called himself a Democrat for a while. But his heart wasn't in it.

Sen. Sheldon is another case, a rootless pol with no functional party allegiance at all. I hope the Republicans have as much fun working with him as the Democrats did.

People have a right to change their minds, just as the voters have the right weigh those changes come the next election. Couple of districts should have interesting senatorial elections come 2014.
Posted by Citizen R on December 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM · Report this
@30 But it's just that they "change their minds" every freaking time!! And didn't the Dems just offer one of them some sort of coveted chairmanship? This is their lame attempt to keep them from doing what everyone and their mother know they're going to do? What the hell, man. What the hell.

And the Democrats here are such pansies. I swear to god. This is a state that approved marijuana and gay marriage, has had two Democratic senators for twenty years, or something, and hasn't voted Republican since Reagan. And the state Dems act like we're Ohio, or something. I swear, I hope the Dems get the snot beat out of them so they'll stop acting like fragile flowers and start governing like the voters who put them in power. I have such a low opinion of the state Democratic Party. They're incredibly lucky that state Republicans are Oklahoma-level freaks or they wouldn't be in power.
Posted by floater on December 10, 2012 at 10:39 PM · Report this
#26, howdy, stalker bitch! I was wondering how long it would take you to get here.Maybe you and #27 should get to know each other, and I'll do you both at once.

Meantime, "progressives," have fun. I know I will as I watch you whine for the next couple years!
Posted by Mister G on December 11, 2012 at 12:24 AM · Report this
Rebecca F. 33
Sheldon already gets cross-over votes from Republican and independant voters. The Republican and Democrat establishments would both like to unseat him. This has been the case for years. The 35th is a moderate district and Sheldon isn't that out of line with it.
Posted by Rebecca F. on December 11, 2012 at 12:28 AM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 34
@22 - you're such a "Democrat" that you were part of the minority of state voters to go for McKenna while simultaneously attempting to depress turnout by saying the Dems didn't have a chance.

Go back to Publicola.
Posted by Pridge Wessea on December 11, 2012 at 12:42 AM · Report this
Also one of the majority in every county that voted for I-1185. Guess what? You're not going to get your "progressive" tax increases. Ain't it a bitch?
Posted by Mister G on December 11, 2012 at 1:38 AM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 36
@35 - Keep herping that derp, but do it somewhere else kk?
Posted by Pridge Wessea on December 11, 2012 at 4:36 AM · Report this
Are they guilty of being liars, cheats and thieves? Yes, of course, they're career politicians.

Can you recall them for being liars, cheats and thieves? Sadly, no.

RCW 29A.56.110
Whenever any legal voter of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, either individually or on behalf of an organization, desires to demand the recall and discharge of any elective public officer of the state or of such political subdivision, as the case may be, under the provisions of sections 33 and 34 of Article 1 of the Constitution, the voter shall prepare a typewritten charge, reciting that such officer, naming him or her and giving the title of the office, has committed an act or acts of malfeasance, or an act or acts of misfeasance while in office, or has violated the oath of office, or has been guilty of any two or more of the acts specified in the Constitution as grounds for recall. The charge shall state the act or acts complained of in concise language, give a detailed description including the approximate date, location, and nature of each act complained of, be signed by the person or persons making the charge, give their respective post office addresses, and be verified under oath that the person or persons believe the charge or charges to be true and have knowledge of the alleged facts upon which the stated grounds for recall are based.
Posted by If you can't join 'em, beat 'em...ahem, at the ballot box on December 11, 2012 at 6:20 AM · Report this
zivilisierter Wurm 38
@32: "howdy, stalker bitch!" Alright mang - but I ain't the one posting to slog at 2 AM... All I can say is: this must simply be a testament to you handsome looks and social competency. Actually, ALL I can say is when these sorts of things were being handed out at the beginning of time you must have been jerking off in a public restroom. And "I'll do you both at once"? Sorry babe, you're not my type.
Posted by zivilisierter Wurm on December 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM · Report this
#38, I got the post number wrong. My stalker bitch is #25.
Posted by Mister G on December 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM · Report this
@19: Thanks for the link.
Posted by auntie grizelda on December 11, 2012 at 7:10 PM · Report this

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