Skip to comments.Democrats hold crab feed on stormy seas("there's a lot of teabaggers and whatever out there")
Posted on 02/16/2010 9:18:51 AM PST by mdittmar
LACEY - Usually an upbeat evening in state politics, Washington State Democrats' annual crab feed on Monday had the feel of a ship battening down for a nor'easter or a battalion marching to the sound of the guns.
"We have not had a good couple of months," U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., the first member of Washington's congressional delegation to back Barack Obama for president, told the crowd at St. Martin's University.
Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., predicted that health care reform will pass Congress, but privately commented on the sudden announcement by Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Indiana,
that he won't run for reelection.
"There's a lot of bad blood back there (Washington, D.C.)," McDermott said.
Even if one of their Washington, D.C., luminaries was waving Bayh!, Democrats in the capital of this Washington were coming off a good day.
With help from unions, a big noontime crowd rallied at the State Capitol to call for preserving social programs facing the meat-axe if the state cannot find new revenue sources. It far outstripped a no-new-taxes rally earlier in the day.
"The tea baggers had 500 people: We had 5,000 - it sends a message," said Ivan Weiss, a longtime Seattle Times editor who, in retirement, has become a leader of the 34th District Democrats.
Actually, the crowd at the save-social-spending rally may have been smaller, but progressive forces in the state remain organized and ready to fight.
But Republicans are fielding a fairly strong lineup of legislative candidates, and will make a major run at the 3rd District congressional seat of retiring Rep. Brian Baird, D-Wash. They are also directing a stream of negative boilerplate press releases at Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.seattlepi.com ...
Yup, we’re out here.
And we’re way, way more intelligent than you dim-bulb-crats.
Get over it.
We’re gonna take you out.
Some of the bad blood is in Washington state, as long as Jim McDermott is there.
She should tell us all she knows about “teabagging.” On the other hand that would be too gross to imagine.
Okay, call us the teabaggers...
That makes you Dims the ‘Tea Baggees’
Glad to help clarify who is who...
“tea baggers”...?? Anderson Cooper, Barney Frank , Katie Couric, et al?
Of those 5,000 how many were out there on the clock from their jobs thanks to their union?
How many were receiving government checks?
How many were state, local or municipal employees?
In other words.... how many of them were actually there of their own free will?
In other words,
is their will to enslave us
stronger than our will to remain free?
Ivan Weiss - fat*ss on the left sitting on his butt.
"The tea baggers had 500 people: We had 5,000 - it sends a message," said Ivan Weiss, a longtime Seattle Times editor
These rats know an awful lot about tea-bagging. Too bad they know nothing of the Tea Party.
“progressive forces in the state” = Commies.
I make it a point to refer to those that call people or groups “teabaggers” as “buttsniffers” I think quite appropriate since their noses are pushed so far they cant see the cliff they are being led off....
When will one of the politicians trying to win over the Tea Party crowd have the courage to shove this insulting term down the throats of the government & media Democrats using it?
After all the real "teabaggers" - and "fisters" - of the bathhouse crowd are Democrat constituents.
Apparantly, the Weiss lie was so blatant, that not even the Big Media newspaper could fail to mention it.
Yea I’ve gone a reound or two wuith this klown on SoundPolitics. He’s a real bottom-feeder. I’m hoping to meet him in person at some point...
Stupid laptop keyboard!