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Puget Sound

That's it?
Jeez, I was worried as I delved into this story.
Looks like he is trying to represent the views of his district. And the fact that a politician -big surprise here- actually will triangulate on issues and make votes against his own personal preferences to appease a certain faction of his district. Sheesh.

Where's the beef?

The only real surprise will be if the Dems decide to bring a stronger candidate to oppose him this election. One who can do more than lose during the Obama wave. This being a traditional off year for the incumbent it doesn't bode well for the Candidate going up against Congressman Reichart.

sparky

Dave Ross would probably go with it but he would just be accused of sour grapes. When we get closer to the election, it will come out. If the Tribune picked it up..residents of east Pierce County will read it.

Puget Sound

I hope that Dave Ross goes with 'it.'
But exactly what is the 'it' in this story?
Reichart represents a district that requires him to cast votes to appease elements of it.
Reichart makes strategic votes to make as many people in his district happy even though the vote may not be one he would make in a perfect world.
And the issue is exactly what?
Anyone want to show a politician that doesn't occasionally cast votes to keep him or her in office that go against their preferences?
Looks like this former Sheriff understands what it takes to be electable.
As far as a hit piece, this thing falls so far short it reminds one of the time that Andrew made the mistake of going after G G. Ouch, now that was a mistake. Here's
poor Andy...

KS

This is a non-story - yawn.... Let Goldstein blow it out his orifice ! If there was sex involved like the headline insinuated, it would have been a bigger story and a gift to the Democrats.

Reichert is a hard one to figure out, stubborn and not in my district. I am still pissed off at him for his vote on Cap and Tax last year. He could have made a difference between pass and no-pass. He has changed his positions since then. He voted against Obama-losi care like all of the rest of the Repubs. He'll be reelected in November as will Adam Smith.

Chief Wetblanket

Agreed. Handsome Dave knows how to go along to get along. This tea-bagger bullshit about holding politicians accountable is really just anti-Obama, Republican partisanship to be heaped on Democrats. When this fake conservative "revolution" gets down to the nut-cutting, it's just the same-old-same old R's vs D's. If the teabaggers were who they say they are, they'd run somebody against ol' Dave. They got nothin'.

Duffman

Yeah, least they could do is come up with someone on the order of that guru of economics, Darcy Burner. [BTW: Has Darcy moved out of the District?] I need to have lunch with her...I keep getting E-Mail's from her, but haven't bothered to read any of them yet...something 'bout raising moo-la. LMAO

Mike Barer

Dave's interview with Reichert, after the 2004 election was similar to what you say Dori's interview was, so with all due respect to Mr. Ross, but Ross interviewing Reichert would be a little like our Mariners batting against Roy Holiday.

Duffman

You mean like last nite's game where they scored 15 RUNS.

Mike Barer

There were not batting against Roy Holiday!

Duffman

Lucky for him...could have 20! :)

Dori

Tight races against Ross and Burner do not bode well for Reichert if this gets play . . . and Suzan will give it play.

Puget Sound

Hey 'Dori' --you on a 'twisty road?'


Burner should have won walking away in 'the year of Obama' that saw a massive number of Democrats go to the House.

I can't opine on Suzan ? but she'll have a harder time than Burner did. And Ross had real name recognition going for him and still couldn't do it.

Duffman

Politicians ALL have crosses to bear, obviously some more than others. THIS will not equate to a Reichert defeat. UNless they can come up with a more juicy tidbit (ala: the way he sits in airport restrooms, etc, et al) this will be a 'non-event'. Sorry to quash your excitement but GET REAL!

KS

Tight races against Ross and Burner do not bode well for Reichert if this gets play . . . and Suzan will give it play.

Posted by: Dori |

Bring it on, Delusional Dori. That has about as much chance of happening as Adam Smith losing in Nov.

sparky

Puts bought it hook, line and sinker when GG claimed he was in high school, and scolded joanie and me for not treating him nicely.

Pharm Rep

I must wait for Joanie to tell me how I should feel about this breaking news. She says she is smart (modest though, she hides her smart so well).
Who the hell can trust some politician that votes some way just because that is what his constituents want? He must be out of his mind. Doing what the people that elected him want him to do? Disgusting.

Puget Sound

Puts bought it hook, line and sinker when GG claimed he was in high school, and scolded joanie and me for not treating him nicely.

Posted by: sparky | May 22, 2010 at 10:34 PM

what gg was doing to your 'arguments' isn't legal in some states.
besides, the meme of having a '17' year old schooling the 'teachers' was kind of funny so kept it going.
but hey, you believed 'rozscat' and the hawaii adventures and 'msteele' gave you all hope for awhile...

Mike Barer

Anyone have a better name for this than "tapegate"?

joanie

Well, pharm rep, since you need help thinking, here goes:

check out (if you dare) the whole conversation and make up your own mind. McCarter credits Goldy here.

My thinking in a nutshell: I agree that it is the environment that is important and I don't care why he votes for it when he does. I'm just glad he does.

Duffman

In that regard, can you tell me:

why our POTUS & Admin are slow in processing permits for the Gulf disaster that is happening as we speak. This could be the worst environmental travesty ever perpetrated on this earth EVER, and on this President's watch. This IS UNbelievable!

joanie

Yes. It is stupid. Where' bobby jindal? I wouldn't listen to the feds. I'd get the barriers he's talking about up as fast as possible. Anything to prevent the oil from reading the wetlands. But, it is now the Dead Sea Gulf of Mexico. Wanna bet?

Duffman

Sadly, I think you may be correct.

Puget Sound

not too worry, duff
it will be all blamed on george bush, dick cheney, haliburton, blackwater, etc etc etc.
joanie is the only one of the usual suspects speak the obvious:
not so much Hope and very little Change.

Puget Sound

Hey Coils
How's that Hope and Change a working for ya?
I love this interview today on Meet the Press. Can you say 'AWK-ward...'

"Comedy gold from “"Meet the Press," polished off by DNC Chair Tim Kaine grudgingly admitting that it might be time for the White House to come clean. If you need your memory jogged about this, I don't blame you: Sestak first dropped the bombshell that the White House tried to bribe him out of the primary against Specter more than three months ago. A month after that, pieces were already appearing about how absurd Gibbs’s stonewalling had become; two months later, he’s STILL stonewalling, refusing this morning to tell Bob Schieffer anything about it except that nothing "inappropriate" happened. Which is probably true:
Handing Sestak a briefcase full of money to get out of the race would be indictment-worthy, but handing him the same cash in the form of a paycheck plus the prestige that comes with the title of Secretary of the Navy is just good ol' horse-trading. No wonder "Washington" is a curse word."


Now compare that to Congressman Reichart actions the usual suspects are getting so hot and bothered about. LMAO.
November is going to be soooo easy.

joanie

Not to worry? That's why nobody takes you seriously.

Puget Sound

ah, the 'grammar cop' is back on the beat i see.
pot meet kettle vis a vi posting grammar.

funny, you don't seem to care for cops so much when you're driving those 'twisty roads.'

joanie

Grammar? Cops? Twisty roads? WTF? I don't think anybody knows what you're talking about. Least of all me.

sparky

vis a vis

putsie, you are often unintentionally hilarious.

Puget Sound

i know, yawn.
i was just a baiting the wannabe grammar cops...sometimes it is too easy!


Puget Sound

Grammar? Cops? Twisty roads? WTF? I don't think anybody knows what you're talking about. Least of all me.

Posted by: joanie | May 23, 2010 at 02:05 PM

the careful reader understands it.

but yeah, no surprise you don't get it.

now be a friendly drunk and tell sparkles not to bother reving up the phoney poster machine...

sparky

yes, Puts, maybe someday you will share your "secret' that Duffman told me about, that "proves" that Coiler and I are the same person. We are dying to know how you figured that out?

joanie

You don't have any careful readers. The only thing you're an expert in is hate speech. Reread yourself. Then start talking like a grown up.

Duffman

Now 'sparkles' please don't bring me into it...as I know, you know that I know. LMAO

Puget Sound

hate speech?
isn't that what you normally accuse tommy 008 of engaging in?
nothing more hateful than making fun of people who have lost a job or trying to get others in trouble.
typical bully, you smack at others but get a little bit back and you run off the playground and home to momma.
just a bully is all you are.

joanie

You got it. I bully the bullies. And I enjoy it. And if Ryder had one ounce of integrity, he'd tell you I've never said a word against him and I've been three times more sensitive to his situation.

You're still an idiot who talks like a juvenile and has never posted a single word about radio. You just like to call people names and lie about them. That's what bullies do. I'm pleased to bully you and will continue.

Puget Sound

ryder has plenty of integrity.
and i guess now you'll also claim you haven't been making fun of the fact that chucks lost his job or trying to get ks in trouble, eh?

Puget Sound

"Gee, chucks, hard not to sound gleeful when you're a salesman ("who can always get a job"-where did I hear that before?) who makes his wad gambling his life's savings and wins, isn't it?

Posted by: joanie | January 19, 2009 at 12:29 PM"


actually, it's pretty easy for most of us. when someone loses a job they use to support their family you don't kick 'em. you just don't.

at least that is the way most of us were raised.
even if YOU lost your job i wouldn't be crowing or throwing poo at ya. it just stinks.

Posted by: Puget Sound | January 19, 2009 at 05:39 PM

joanie

Chux is another bully who disrespects everybody on the planet except his little monied circle and who used bankruptcy when he could to get out of his bills and takes unempl insurance when he doesn't believe in it but thinks everybody is supposed to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. He was born twenty years too early. I'd love to see him supporting a family today. Especially on RV sales. He's a bully. And I said - I bully bullies. Can't you read?

KS? how would I get him in trouble? See, you're an idiot. A certifiable idiot. Grow up.

KS

Grammar? Cops? Twisty roads? WTF? I don't think anybody knows what you're talking about. Least of all me.

Posted by: joanie | May 23, 2010 at 02:05 PM

Ph(J)oanie has perfected the art of selective amnesia or maybe its real symptoms of amnesia. Twisty roads came from one of her drunken rages because I disagreed with her about taxes in light of wasteful government spending. She doesn't care about wasteful spending, wheras I do. I see the big picture - all she sees in that condition is a chance to score points and claim she can bully bullies in only her mind. First off, we aren't bullies - we are bullshit detectors that all sound off at certain times when Joanie posts her distorted spin of the facts and she likes self-flagellation. Like many others - I say WTF ? Ph(J)oanie's just blowing more smoke from her orifice (keepin in civil). When she says she doesn't know what Puts was talking about, you can bet she does - trademark of a skilled liar.

Watch for Obama and his minions to start to receive more blame as the oil washes up and damages the marshes along the LA coast. Last week, he was able to skate through his demagoguery on the AZ law, the oil spill, defending his indefensible big government and spending schemes. He has the part of Benedict Arnold down. To consider re-electing this out of control, incompetent and the most (not post) racial and dangerous politician would be retarded.

Puget Sound

Sestak-Gate
What did Pres Obama know and when did he know it?
Offering a congressman a bribe -ie a prestigious appointment- to do something is wrong. Who in the administration did this? Who had the power to make the offer? Who would have to approve of it -ie an Executive Branch appointment such as Sec. of the Navy.
Right now, nothing can be done. But come November, I can see that the Republicans will be taking advantage of their power and let the investigations begin in part because it is easier than taking on the more difficult problems we have facing us.
Who in the Whitehouse had the power to make a credible offer on this?
Note the quiet on the Left on this issue of corruption. Why isn't Nancy Pelosi calling for an investigation on who tried to bribe her congressman? Henry Waxman is sooooo silent.
Same with the usual suspects on this blog. (WTF Coils?)
And the Reichart tape got people all ginned up? Jeez.
LMAO.

KS

"Right now, nothing can be done. But come November, I can see that the Republicans will be taking advantage of their power and let the investigations begin in part because it is easier than taking on the more difficult problems we have facing us. "

It depends how big of an issue is made by the GOP leadership, who I have little confidence in. In the face of all of the problems with this administration, if it weren't for the Tea Party movement, it would be business as usual in the most corrupt White House ever, bar none - lead by Benedict Arnold Obama, once the people's choice. Don't rely on the shills from the left like Waxman and Pelosi - they are symptoms of how broken and corrupt the system is and how much DC needs an enema to purge all of the toxic waste in DC - especially incumbents particularly those of the party in power. If the GOP does not get control of the House, which is a distinct possibility, a lot of the stonewalling will continue. Someone needs to light a fire under the loyal oppostion (GOP, independents, Tea Parties) to affect change for the better - may be easier said than done.

Othello

disgruntled tea baggers usually don't mention their shills on the right.

Jason Andersen

Does anyone else feel like we are watching the Seattle Times die a slow death? I have mixed emotions, too. It was never a great paper, but it is our last one. AND WE NEED NEWSPAPERS!

The ascendancy of that intellectual firebrand, who never managed to graduate from journalism school, Ryan Blethen, has got to be the coup de grâce.

While primogeniture is only destroying the business side of The New York Times, it's still an outstanding paper because grown-ups and real jounralists control the editorial side. Does anything illustrate that Mr. Blethen is damaged goods and out of touch more than his ringing endorsment of Susan Hutchison over Dow? Well, maybe their support of repealing progressive taxes on estates >$3M (like the Belthens!), and consequently taking $100M+ more away from education.

They are just ridiculous and irrelevant, but their paper is our last. It's says something, too, that our 2 alt-weeklies are nowadays about the only print in town that's doing real edgy, bold investigative jounrnalism.

KS

Othello - the shills on the right are not relevant now, until they are back in power. Right now, its the shills on the left who are affecting our lives. and your point is ?

BTW - do you like teabagging ? (the act of)

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