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  •  This is my issue with Darcy Burner (3+ / 0-)
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    she does not act like someone who should be in congress.
    Check out her tweets from her twitter feed

    here

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    does this sound like a person who should be in congress.

    I can forgive the fact that most of other people would have defeated Reichart given the year only because this district is so democratic.

    However, how come NO ONE has an issue with the way she tweets, making nasty commenst about the president on twitter. I'm rooting for someone else and there are several other good candidates running in the primary. The last thing we need in congress is a Dennis kucinich 2.0

    •  Darcy is a better Democrat. (16+ / 0-)

      Many people were very frustrated with the President's policy choices, especially from December 2010 until recently.  I see President Obama as having made some significant moves from deficts to jobs.

      If you oppose her because she is a progressive who speaks her mind, so be it.   That's what primaries are for.

      I support Darcy Burner.  She is among the best of better Democrats, a true progressive who will fight for the 99%, inlcuding those who are trhe bottom 25%, those who are in poverty.

      I also support the re-election of Barack Obama.  I have contributed to both.   A Congress full of people like Darcy would be the best of all worlds for the President.    

      "I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. Government belongs wherever evil needs an adversary and there are people in distress who cannot help themselves." (Robert F. Kennedy, Speech, Athens, Georgia, May 6, 1961).

      by TomP on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 10:26:49 AM PST

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      •  wow all you people just live in ur own world (2+ / 0-)
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        NO OTHER candidate declared or undeclared at the time made nasty tweets about the president despite their frustration. No other senator or congressman did either. This is someone obsessed with party purity but I suppose you people just do whatever the net roots tell you to do no matter how messed up the candidate is that they support. When I think of how much better the other 6 candidates are in the primary and yet this site go crazy over this mess, just wow.

        •  Thanks for the insult. (9+ / 0-)

          "We" are the netroots.  The netroots consists of many, many folks, just like me.  No one "tells' me how to think.  I guess you don't understand that.  

          According to you, Darcy must be punished for sarcastic tweets about Barack Obama.  How silly.  I've given mony this year, volunteered, and will vote for him, but it is fine to criticize him, even with sarcasm.

          I don't have a lot right now, but clearly I need to make another donation to Darcy.  If your comment is any indication of the other six candidates, than they are pretty sorry folks.  

          Darcy will support the President when he's right and oppose him when wrong.  Why would anyone seek anything different in a representative?  

          "I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. Government belongs wherever evil needs an adversary and there are people in distress who cannot help themselves." (Robert F. Kennedy, Speech, Athens, Georgia, May 6, 1961).

          by TomP on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 10:41:05 AM PST

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        •  the whole "you people" meme... (10+ / 0-)

          and that "the net roots" thing (it's generally netroots-with-no-space, btw)...

          As a registered user of this site since Dec 2, 2008, and an active one at that, do realize you ARE the netroots, right?

          As for whether or not Darcy is someone who "act like someone who should be in congress", I've seen how many of those actually in Congress act. I'll take Darcy.

          "But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die." - - Cherokee saying

          by brillig on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 10:52:49 AM PST

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          •  first of all to tomP (2+ / 0-)
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            you feel insulted, well i feel insulted every time you write those nasty diaries about Claire McCaskill, someone we actually need to hold the senate, because people here seem to think a hardcore liberal can get re-elected in Missouri. Secondly, anyone in elected office has to account for everything they say thats part of being a candidate and being in elected office. If Ben Nelson or Mary Landreiu or even DIFI made what everyone claims to be a sarcastic statement about Obama, this entire site would have some long hatefilled diary about primarying them and how awful they are. Its a double standard that Darcy is excused from this simply because she is a diarist. I'd really like to hear Darcy Burner's opinion on all this if she wants to comment, however, it appears that my comments have been hidden even without an HR.

            •  Umm... (2+ / 0-)
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              I'm most definitely NOT TomP.

              As for whether she will reply, dont' worry that you've been HR'ed.  Darcy's a TU :)

              "But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die." - - Cherokee saying

              by brillig on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 11:11:06 AM PST

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            •  Your comments aren't hidden (2+ / 0-)
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              Just the one comment from Alan in Chicago that started this whole thread is.  Since you're a trusted user you should be able to see them.  Check your settings to enable viewing of hidden comments, since I think the default is to not show them (so as to help viewing of threads without clutter from bad comments).

            •  Since when? (3+ / 0-)
              Secondly, anyone in elected office has to account for everything they say thats part of being a candidate and being in elected office.

              I know of no politician that accounts for everything they say and do with the exception of maybe Bernie Sanders or Alan Grayson.

              We delivered. They failed us. We have moved on. (h/t to my good friend)

              by gooderservice on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 01:13:18 PM PST

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        •  Yeah, heaven forbid we have a political candidate (6+ / 0-)

          who actually speaks, or tweets, her mind-- about the President or any other subject-- without worrying about the optics or how the right or the msm will spin it.

          What a fucking breath of fresh air. Wish I could vote for her.

          When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

          by PhilJD on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 01:51:07 PM PST

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    •  Kucinich is a clown (5+ / 0-)
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      for a whole host of reasons that go way beyond his criticisms of the president.

      However, Burner's tweets (while regrettable), were written during the whole debt ceiling fiasco in which Democrats agreed to a ton of bad ideas in order to do something that everyone agreed HAD to be done anyway.  Republicans wouldn't have truly let the US default on its debt, to fail to allow borrowing to fund things that we have already spent money on.  It was a bluff on their part and we should have called it, rather than floating one bad compromise after another, and then finally accepting one that threatens drastic cuts in the event the "super-committee" agrees to nothing.  Which is exactly what happened.

      Progressives get upset and criticize the Democratic Party.  That's just how it goes.  I've said things in frustration that I'd probably regret were I ever to seek office.  I unsubscribed from Obama's email list after he extended the Bush tax cuts in the lame duck session, when Democrats still had large majorities in both chambers.  I just wasn't in the mood to get requests for contributions when I was so disappointed.

      Anyway, I don't hold it against Burner.  I just would recommend that she be more cautious about such things in the future.

    •  Actually we could use (11+ / 0-)

      a whole lot more Dennis Kucinich 2.0 's in Congress. As for her tweets makes me glad that a Democrat is standing up and fighting to take our party back, and pushing back on an agenda that is not democratic or Democratic.

    •  Um, you can disagree (12+ / 0-)

      with her over anything you want, but making up stuff doesn't help your case.

      WA-08 was and is not a Democratic district. Never has been.

      "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

      by Joan McCarter on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 10:41:11 AM PST

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      •  My honest assessment of the district (2+ / 0-)
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        is that WA-08 is a tilt-Dem seat that is historically GOP.  Similar in some ways to suburban seats around Chicago and Philadelphia that Gore and Kerry narrowly won.  Obama's overperformance in such areas masks their swingy nature.  Reichert is an unusually strong candidate for such a seat and as such he keeps winning by just a few percent every two years, even in 2010.

      •  WA-08 does have a D+3 PVI (1+ / 0-)
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        http://cookpolitical.com/...

        What is the definition of a "Democratic district"? Is there some minimum D+ PVI to qualify?

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        by tietack on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 02:14:15 PM PST

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        •  Gore and Kerry both carried it (0+ / 0-)

          and then there was an Obama blowout 2008, 57 to 42, matching Obama's performance in New Jersey. I think Christine Gregoire carried the district also. Its not reddish, it  leans blue at the least. In the last three presidential elections, the dem nominee's share of the vote was higher then their share of the popular vote as a whole, why is everyone using the word reddish to describe it.

    •  President Obama is to the right (6+ / 0-)

      of Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon in many/most ways.

      Better Democrats, from the ground up, one at a time.

      -Jay-
      
    •  Yup, I said the same thing when I got the call. (7+ / 0-)

      I so wish Darcy was in Congress right now, especially so she could school the politicians with a D after their name who are supporting the abominable SOPA and PIPA.  I bet some of them couldn't even tell you what DNS stands for, let alone what it actually is if their lives depended on it.

      Oh, by the way, thank you for supplying that tweet.  That makes me want to give even more money to Darcy's campaign.

      We delivered. They failed us. We have moved on. (h/t to my good friend)

      by gooderservice on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 01:03:58 PM PST

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    •  Actually, no, it doesn't. (8+ / 0-)
      does this sound like a person who should be in congress.

      She sounds like a person who should be in the White House, the one in charge.

      We delivered. They failed us. We have moved on. (h/t to my good friend)

      by gooderservice on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 01:11:44 PM PST

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      •  Well she'd never get elected President (0+ / 0-)

        considering that she lost a D+3 District in 2008 by more than Tom Perriello lost an R+5 district in 2010.

        But if you actually think the President is a Republican because he hasn't displayed god-like powers of getting his way with the most radical Republican congress in decades, go ahead and vote for your third party candidates and have fun with President Gingrich.

    •  do you mean.. (8+ / 0-)
      this does not sound like someone who should be in Congress will dependably tow the party line.

      0: Number of Wall Street bankers arrested over crash of 2008. 4619: Number of Americans arrested protesting Wall Street's fraudulent practices 11/21/2011

      by Scott Wooledge on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 01:49:14 PM PST

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    •  Wow, thanks, I like her more (0+ / 0-)

      ...based on the tweets.  She's correct.  He behaves as a moderate Republican--which have nearly all disappeared or moved to the Democratic party.

      "Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells." J. Paul Getty

      by Celtic Pugilist on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 02:50:02 PM PST

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