Thursday, November 15, 2012

You Can't Be Senate Majority Leader If You're Not a Senator

Posted by on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Before State Senator Ro_ney Tom considers an offer to lead a Republican coup that would leave them in control of the Senate and him installed as Majority Leader, he should consider the will of the people who elected him.

Tom was elected as a Democrat. He will be unelected as a Republican.

 

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Even if Benton wins and the two DINO's switch don't the Dems still have a 26-25 lead. Also anybody have the breakdown in the House.
Posted by Seattle14 on November 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM · Report this
Lew Siffer 2
I'd be lovely to have a centrist Senate for once.
Posted by Lew Siffer on November 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM · Report this
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@ 1: There are only 49 seats, not 51.Right now it's 27D-22R. If Benton wins, that brings it to 26D-23R. Then if both DINOs switch, we end up with 24D-25R (functionally, since two Rs would be the DINOs).
Posted by RVPMB on November 15, 2012 at 5:04 PM · Report this
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What is with Tom? Is it really about more collaboration or something else? Why did he change to a Democrat if he doesn't support them?
Posted by westello on November 15, 2012 at 5:10 PM · Report this
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@4 To get elected...
Posted by checkavailability on November 15, 2012 at 5:24 PM · Report this
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@3 Good call I forgot to move the two over from the D to the R side.
Posted by Seattle14 on November 15, 2012 at 5:26 PM · Report this
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@ Goldy: Exactly.
Posted by gator bait on November 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM · Report this
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Remember his district first elected him as a R, then he flipped to a D and now he is other than arrogant and a royal pain?
Posted by 1971 on November 15, 2012 at 8:01 PM · Report this
bradpwa 9
Here's a guy who wants to lead form the middle and could care less about parties. Eastside is not Seattle. They are actually independents and Tom is behaving as such.
Posted by bradpwa on November 15, 2012 at 8:02 PM · Report this
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I soooo want Murray to stand pat and call his bluff. If he does, it would be great for Washington no matter which way he jumps.
Posted by cracked on November 15, 2012 at 8:04 PM · Report this
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@9 Looks to me like Tom is a manipulative narcissistic sleaze-bag like Joe Lieberman. If he wants to be an independent, then he should have the guts to run as one, instead of being conniving coward.
Posted by cracked on November 15, 2012 at 8:08 PM · Report this
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When is Tom up for reelection again?
Posted by cracked on November 15, 2012 at 8:33 PM · Report this
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Democrats Are centrist.
Posted by randomitis on November 15, 2012 at 10:14 PM · Report this
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@ 13 Pretty much except for the liberals who are greens who are smart enough to realize its a two party system.
Posted by Seattle14 on November 15, 2012 at 11:50 PM · Report this

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