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  •  If it was a trap, it was an elaborate one (3+ / 0-)
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    Eric Nelson, ArkDem14, roadbear

    I think the three Dems who voted with the GOP on the budget really supported it, for the usual stupid reasons. They're the kind that would. One of them, Tim Sheldon, is hardly even a Democrat and just about every other Democrat in the state senate wishes he'd get it over with and switch parties. Another, Kastama, is basically a Blue Dog/New Democrat/Third Way sort of Dem who represents a working class, suburban district in South King. And the third, Rodney Tom, who I previously had high hopes for, used to be a Republican. He switched parties a few years back.

    The head of Ways and Means in the state senate, Ed Murray, knew that the Republicans were up to something and that they were courting the votes of conservative Democrats to make it happen. However, it was still something of a shock when it happened.

    I would say it's more accurate to say that the Republicans may have been hoist by their own petard, and have fallen into a trap of their own making.

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