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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:50 PM
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Liberal Republican Suburb Turns Furious With G.O.P.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 04:55 PM by MrCoffee
This is from the NY Times regarding the Washington 8th, where Darcy Burner (D-AWESOME) is going to take the seat away from Dave Reichert (R-toady asshat). GO DARCY!!!

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 24 The M.B.A.s have had it. The engineers are fuming.

For as long as anyone here can remember, Bellevue has been a stronghold of socially liberal Republicanism. First, it was a prosperous Seattle bedroom community, then a technological boomtown, where employees of Microsoft and Internet start-ups consistently voted for fiscal restraint and hands-off government.

But now, voters here are accusing the party in power of overspending and overreaching and when they do, they sound like people who write manifestos, not software code.

Im a mild-mannered guy, Michael Mattison, a partner in a software venture development firm, said as he stabbed a piece of halibut in the sunlit dining room of a local bistro. But we can no longer be subdued.

Bellevue has been growing more Democratic for several years, thanks to an influx of liberal voters and a professional class that is changing teams. This year, Bellevue may send its first Democrat to Congress. Darcy Burner, who even supporters admit is inexperienced, may unseat Representative Dave Reichert, a well-liked, longtime public servant, simply because constituents want Democratic control of the House of Representatives.

Edited to add the link to the story, because I spaced out and didn't post it. It's a GREAT story.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/30/us/politics/30voices....

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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:54 PM
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1. because constituents want Democratic control of the House of Representatives.
Read it an weep Repigs. :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:56 PM
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2. This story makes me do a happy dance.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:21 PM
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5. I'll join you...


:dem:
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:57 PM
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3. I find her a remarkable woman
She will make her district - and the entire House - proud.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:00 PM
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4. I am ecstatic that I have the chance to volunteer for her...
It's inspiring to get to work on a candidate you can support as much as i can support her.

She'll make an outstanding Representative.
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freeplessinseattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:29 PM
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6. Go Darcy!
she is light years better than Sheriff Hairspray, what a breath of fresh air she would be!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:48 PM
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7. Go Bellevue!
Happy to read people are thinking :think: over there in Bellevue Washington!
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