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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:39 PM

2 Democrats to work with GOP to control Washington state Senate

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Two Democrats in the Washington state Senate are abandoning their caucus and will now work with Republicans to control the chamber.

Officials said on Monday that Sen. Rodney Tom of Bellevue and Sen. Tim Sheldon of Potlatch have decided to caucus with the GOP.

The new coalition will control the Senate, pushing conservative budgeting. Republicans will chair six committees, including the panel that controls the state budget. Democrats will control another six committees while the parties will co-chair three others.

One of the Republican committee chairs is Sen. Pam Roach, who was kicked out of her caucus two years ago because of accusations of mistreating staff. She was allowed back in this year during the Republican budget coup last year, but she is still barred from interacting with Senate staff.

http://www.kapptv.com/article/2012/dec/10/2-democrats-work-gop-control-state-senate/

How the hell were those two scumbag traitors ever nominated and elected as Democrats in the first place?

It wouldn't surprise me if repukes bribed them or if they were repukes who ran as Democrats to deceive the voters in their districts.

If they were repukes who knowingly posed as Democrats, does anyone know if could they be charged with fraud?

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Reply 2 Democrats to work with GOP to control Washington state Senate (Original post)
rachel1 Dec 2012 OP
maxsolomon Dec 2012 #1
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #2
Capester79 Dec 2012 #3
Panasonic Dec 2012 #4
regnaD kciN Dec 2012 #5
countryjake Dec 2012 #6

Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:45 PM

1. Rodney Tom is a former Republican

looks like he did this to become the leader of the Senate.

it ain't over yet but the democratic party should prepare repercussions.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:48 PM

2. Having lived in Seattle, Bellevue is one of the few Repuke enclaves in

the sound...he must be scum.

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:51 PM

3. GOP Has No Morals

 

They Will Always Try To Buy Victory

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:57 PM

4. I hope these two pols are subject to an recall, and kicked out of the Democratic Party

 

for failing to stand behind the Democratic principles.

Or find two moderate GOP and move them over.

Turnabout is a fair play.

(or whatever the quote is)

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:03 PM

5. Shelton has been a DINO pig for years...

Whatever the issue, you can count on him going against his own party and siding with the most extreme conservative position. Seriously, the guy makes Joe Lieberman sound like Dennis Kucinich.

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:27 PM

6. Sheldon has been around forever...

and represents some of the most depressed rural areas of WA state, where logging and fishing were once thriving industries but have declined drastically during the past two decades (which is about the same amount of time that he's held office in our state).

Tom, on the other hand, has constituents who are some of the wealthiest people in Washington, and used to be a rethug. He is what I call a snake-in-the-grass pol. This is the senator I am most concerned about, tho both of them do generally speak for the people who elected them to office. Just check out the standard of living around Medina and Bellevue and then flip on over to the Peninsula and see what poverty in Washington looks like.

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