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    OT-ish: Washington election thread

    Yes this is kind of OT, but since it's local it doesn't seem to belong in the lounge, and it could affect OCing in Washington and the RKBA indirectly. The state primary is coming up in a couple more weeks, so who's everyone favoring this time?












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    Didier seems to be the best choice for Constitution issues, but of the two likely front runners it'd obviously be Rossi. I'm expecting to go Didier in the primary and Rossi in the general.

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    I'm a big Dino Rossi fan. I voted for him when he "won" the election for governor and the second time he ran. It's great that he hasn't quit the people of Washington. This is only my opinion. Of course, being out of state, pretty much makes my opinion null and void to Washington politics. My hat still hangs in Washington.

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    Dider and Koster for me.

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    Didier may be saying all the right things but if elected will he be effective? Will he be taken seriously in WA, D.C.? If he doesn't have the savy to use the system he may well be serving his term on the comittee that selects the toilet paper for Congressional washrooms.

    Dino has the savy. He's a lot more laid-back but knows the system.

    I don't dislike Didier at all. I don't know if we can afford to send a total rookie to the Senate when so much is at stake. There is also the issue of who has the ability to unseat Murray. Dino and raise the $$ and get the usual backers motivated. Can Didier, especially without any political experience?

    The BEST case scenario would be for Didier and Rossi to be the Top Two. Then there would be no question that Patty Murray would be gone!!!!!!!!!!

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    I think we should start a campaign to get democrats that dislike Rossi to vote for Didier just to Show Rossi that they don't like him. Then Ms Tennis Shoes could finish third, giving us a REAL choice in the General Election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    The BEST case scenario would be for Didier and Rossi to be the Top Two. Then...
    ...hell would freeze over and pigs would fly!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Warden View Post
    ...hell would freeze over and pigs would fly!!!!!
    Funny you should mention pigs. I saw a picture earlier today of two pigs heads on a platter that seemed to be smiling. My first thought was of our two state senators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    Didier may be saying all the right things but if elected will he be effective? Will he be taken seriously in WA, D.C.? If he doesn't have the savy to use the system he may well be serving his term on the comittee that selects the toilet paper for Congressional washrooms.

    Dino has the savy. He's a lot more laid-back but knows the system.

    I don't dislike Didier at all. I don't know if we can afford to send a total rookie to the Senate when so much is at stake. There is also the issue of who has the ability to unseat Murray. Dino and raise the $$ and get the usual backers motivated. Can Didier, especially without any political experience?

    The BEST case scenario would be for Didier and Rossi to be the Top Two. Then there would be no question that Patty Murray would be gone!!!!!!!!!!
    Much as I like the idea, I still think opposing views should be given a voice. I hate this "top two" law of ours, it can leave the political minority out of the race. Just look at the Seattle race a couple years back. What were their choices for mayor?

    Hairy liberal or shorn liberal.


    But I digress... Didier certainly seems to have alot of support, at least around here. His signs have been up all over the place for a long time now, now that he's advertising actively too I think he could give ms tennis shoes a run for it. Also heard a radio ad today that called into question Dino's pro-life credentials, and the little bit of google-fu I've managed thus far seems to confirm that. That's an instant disqualifier for Rossi in my book, at least for the primary.

    Koster is currently on the SnoCo council right and has a good record on gun rights issues, correct?
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    Prediction:

    Without regard to qualifications, merits of the candidates, etc, here's what I think will happen:

    Murray is the lone credible DEM with the GOP vote split 3 ways. Therefore, Murray wins the primary easily, probably at least 45%. Rossi and Didier split most of GOP vote with Akers taking a few percentage points.

    In the general, Murray automatically gets 48%; people who will not vote for Rossi or Didier pretty much no matter what. There's 47% who will not vote for Murray no matter what. That means the battle is over the remaining 5%, the "undecideds." I think Didier will probably pull 1-2% of the vote as a write in, ensuring victory for Murray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Warden View Post
    Without regard to qualifications, merits of the candidates, etc, here's what I think will happen:

    Murray is the lone credible DEM with the GOP vote split 3 ways. Therefore, Murray wins the primary easily, probably at least 45%. Rossi and Didier split most of GOP vote with Akers taking a few percentage points.

    In the general, Murray automatically gets 48%; people who will not vote for Rossi or Didier pretty much no matter what. There's 47% who will not vote for Murray no matter what. That means the battle is over the remaining 5%, the "undecideds." I think Didier will probably pull 1-2% of the vote as a write in, ensuring victory for Murray.
    And this is the way almost all elections are decided. It is the group in the middle that are the ones that decide elections. Someone once pointed out that any Presidential election has 45% going Dem, 45% going Rep, and the 10% of "Undecided" votes going to the one that makes the best case to them during the campaigning.

    Metalhead47--

    With Rossi's Italian immigrant heritage, and most likely being Catholic, it probably doesn't take much "Google-Fu" to determine his stance on abortion. I'd rather have a candidate that comes out and states his position rather than one that merely panders to whatever group he/she feels will benefit them most in an election. This is something we, as supporters of the 2A need to be cautious of. Will a candidate pander to us, just to get our votes, and then "forget" who got him to the dance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalhead47 View Post
    Koster is currently on the SnoCo council right and has a good record on gun rights issues, correct?
    Correct, Dider appears to have a strong 2nd stance as well.

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    I predict Murry is going to loose a lot more considering her total lack of considering what her constituants want. Let's not forget many "leftists" didn't want the Health Care Bill either. I think if the "right" can get one strong canidate he has it.

    Now I wish we can get any of these candidates to state what their position is on the Right to Bear arms. Both Murray and Cantrell voted against the national recognition of CPL's.

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    Think outside the box!

    A reminder that there are two Washington Supreme Court Justices that need the support of all gun owners: Justice Johnson and Justice Sanders! They support the 2A and they are a great ally in the battle here in this state. Remember Justice Sanders wrote the opinion last year that incorporated the 2A to Washington before SCOTUS. And Justice Sanders looks out for individuals, if you ever end up before the WA SC you want Sanders on the bench.

    I voted for Rossi twice for Governor. I will be voting for Didier in the primary. I reserve my vote in the general election until that time.

    Someone earlier brought up what to expect from Rossi vs. Didier. Let me tell you this, for many years this country continues to vote for one of the two parties "establishment" candidates. Primarily because they have the experience, the connections of how to get things done once they get there.

    I call BS! Enough is enough!!! We do not need to send someone back to DC that knows how to play the party game. We do not need to send someone back to DC that knows how to use their connections. We do not need to send someone back to DC that is savvy. We do not need to send someone back to DC that knows how to spend more money!!!

    Enough, send someone from outside the party apparatus!
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    I was going to post something similar Gogo but withheld. +1
    Who the hell came up with we need "qualified" folks to represent us? I call BS on this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    I was going to post something similar Gogo but withheld. +1
    Who the hell came up with we need "qualified" folks to represent us? I call BS on this too.
    Correct, we keep doing what we have always done and we get the same result! Wake the **** up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    I was going to post something similar Gogo but withheld. +1
    Who the hell came up with we need "qualified" folks to represent us? I call BS on this too.
    +2 That pretty much makes up my mind.
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    Qualifications ? If there were quals, how did tenny runner get there in the first place ? Money and lots of it! We need new blood in D.C. and here at home. The incumbments had their chances and blew it! I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm running out of money for them to spend.

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    Only in grays harbor, We have poncho villa on our ballot. He just got out of jail from California where he was extradited from here. Nothing like having a known criminal and drug addict on our ballot in Grays Harbor.
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    Want to see IF your friends or neighbors voted?

    You know the friend or the neighbor who bitches at everything. But do they actually go to the polls and vote?

    Now you can see the last time they voted and hold them accountable.

    http://soundpolitics.com/voterlookup.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Now I wish we can get any of these candidates to state what their position is on the Right to Bear arms. Both Murray and Cantrell voted against the national recognition of CPL's.
    Well, I know the two I support, support.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahLKm...layer_embedded
    http://www.kosterforcongress.com/ind...-and-bear-arms

    John Koster was a major force in the repeal of the Snohomish parks firearm ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogodawgs View Post
    You know the friend or the neighbor who bitches at everything. But do they actually go to the polls and vote?

    Now you can see the last time they voted and hold them accountable.

    http://soundpolitics.com/voterlookup.html
    So I went to the database and looked up my entire neighborhood (by checking the box to show the entire block). Some of my neighbors haven't voted in several years. Unfortunately that's because THEY MOVED. So much for the state database being "current". Some even moved to other parts of Washington. You'd think that their "old" registration would be cancelled when they register in another county/precinct. Just something more to reassure me that the voting system is working.

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    Sex offenders and those who haven't voted all online now!!!!!LOL.

    Put me on that list (of those who haven't voted), none of the yahoos have ever been good enough for my endorsement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalhead47 View Post
    *runs & hides*

    Exactly. I tend to vote (R) affiliated state and local.
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    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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