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Dave Reichert is a Republican member of the House of Represenatives from the state of Washington. He ran against a popular radio host , lied about the host"s positions on defense and won. The Congressman has won 4 times since usually by a point due to the 8th district. Half of the district read and follow events and work for companies like Microsoft. Slightly more thanhalf of his district live in the rural areas and listen to Rush and would never vote for a Democrat. Reichert gets credit for catching the infamious  "Green River Killer". A man who killed 48 women. Reichert had worked on the case but DNA was what finally caught the murderer. The rural crowd gives Reichert all the glory.
Now in Congress Our former sheriff has done little. He brags about an effort to expand medicare access to Radiology. I called his office today and the bill had gone nowhere. Many people in the rural part of his district don"t have insurance and he has joined his fellow henchmen to make sure his district suffers. Whats so pathetic about him is he pretends to be a Christian working for the working man. He has not done a thing to help.Most people in the rural part of his district will vote for him no matter what so that"s why little can happen in our state. Republicans want no insurance for my son or anyone else with conditions like Diabetes. Prayer is only answer and he loves to sponsor bills that don"t mean much library of Congress give Defense what they never asked for.
I plan to introduce you to a nice lady in Eastern Washington State who voted against the Equal Pay for Women Act. I wonder where she stands on the Affordable Care Act? wait till I tell you about her district!

Originally posted to Vet 65 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 09:49 AM PDT.

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  •  He's the static cling in the Empty Suits Club. (3+ / 0-)
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    quill, Redfire, myboo

    He was my rep for years. Worthless.

    Dick Cheney 2/14/10: "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UID: 8519

    by Bob Love on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 11:06:33 AM PDT

  •  Didn't he actually have the (4+ / 0-)
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    FG, Redfire, myboo, Chas 981

    Green River killer in custody, but let him loose cause he had a  'better' suspect in mind.  It was another 10 years before he was finally caught and Do Nothing Dave had actually become sheriff by then and took full credit for the work...

    Seems to me a couple of elections ago it was noted that he was the 411th ( or was it 428th?) most influential member of the House.  He managed to win that election when the Seattle Times smeared Darcy Burner over the structure of her Harvard degree just days before the election.

    “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

    by markdd on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 12:46:35 PM PDT

  •  Is there any Republican politician... (0+ / 0-)

    ...who isn't a fraud? I don't know of one.

    My parents made me a Democrat. Scott Walker made me a progressive.

    by DownstateDemocrat on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 03:35:05 PM PDT

  •  I don't understand voters. (1+ / 0-)
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    If a congressman isn't bringing jobs and prosperity to his district, why vote for him?  It is the same here in SW Washington where Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler has repeatedly blocked anything which might have helped this district.  Now, she has announced she intends to (once again) vote to repeal the ACA.  She has done nothing -- repeat, nothing -- for SW Washington.

  •  Unfortunately, most of the area news media... (0+ / 0-)

    led by the Seattle Times, enjoy pushing the idea of "moderate Republicans".  I'm afraid a lot of swing voters buy into that thinking.

    And Reichert knows how to play to that audience, in part by keeping silent when the most extreme right-wingers are mouthing off.  Oh yeah, and reminding us that he was sheriff in a Democratic county, and didn't get run out of office.  Nobody's ever had much success trying to paint Reichert as a scary dude.

    Obama carried the district (just barely), so Reichert should be beatable.  But we need a strong Democratic candidate who can help voters understand what a good local congressperson could accomplish, and contrast that with the ineffectiveness and the Republican straight-party-line votes we get from Reichert.

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