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(Everett Herald)   The non-concession statement of all time belongs to John Koster (R-ape) who blames pot, the Republican party, librulz, communists for his loss. And he invokes the Deity, Sean Hannity, before tossing in a Bible verse   (heraldnet.com) divider line 57
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2012-11-08 11:48:38 PM  
Allen West has yet to concede. When (if?) he does, the derp will be epic.
 
2012-11-08 11:55:55 PM  
Party of Personable Responsibility strikes again.
 
2012-11-09 07:25:19 AM  
That was like licking a baking powder lollipop...
 
2012-11-09 07:30:12 AM  
Christ they piss me off. Thing is, I am close to conservative as it is and there's a good message there, but they deliver it by demonizing and attacking entire segments of society.

* If you're gay, you're a deviant
* If you work for a union, you're scum
* If you are a government worker, you are lazy and want to work in your PJs (Savage actually said that last night)
* If you're not conservative, you're not a true patriot
* If you're not a Christian, you shouldn't be in this country

So big government is bad, unless it's doing something to enforce a Christian morality on everyone. Then it's OK.

Now yes, I'm generalizing myself here as well. I know not all Republican supporters think this way, but pretty much ALL of the Republican yappers on talk radio and TV talk like this, there's an entire legion of their fans that repeat their crap verbatim all around me, and they have been held up by the party as their spokespeople, so own it.
 
2012-11-09 07:33:40 AM  
I am equally stunned that we have legalized marijuana right here in our home state of Washington...

Ben Franklin challenged future generations of Americans when he said "we have given you a Republic if you can keep it"



I'm amused by the close proximity of these two statements.
 
2012-11-09 07:51:32 AM  
FTFA:"Like many Americans, I am stunned at the tough night so many on the conservative side had around the country on Tuesday, and that Barack Obama was re-elected as President. Sean Hannity remarked yesterday that he wondered if the "allure and appeal of socialism and redistribution of wealth has taken hold."

Can we just start drowning people for this kind of stupidity? There is no moocher class anymore than there are Cadilac driving welfare queens. Raising the top tax rates a few percentage points is not class warfare. Social safety nets are not socialism or class warfare.

The good news is this imbecile is no where near making decisions for the rest of us.
 
2012-11-09 08:05:43 AM  
ya know, it really HAS been a crappy week for the GOP - not only did '1000 years of darkness' President Obama get re-elected but gay marriage was approved/cannabis legalization progressed further across the nation. not to mention many key congressional races around the nation were lost. the GOP was solidly rejected at local/state and federal levels.

So I can see why Koster feels hurt and abandoned.
 
2012-11-09 08:13:12 AM  
Sadly,and for reasons untold,neither the National Republican Congressional Committee nor the Washington State Republican Party stepped up to provide us with anything more than token support

It's good to see a self-relient republican not looking for handouts from others
 
2012-11-09 08:34:21 AM  
cinnamon challenge spit take
 
2012-11-09 08:37:31 AM  
It seems obvious to me that we have swung wildly in the wrong political direction and that we are now at a point where our society WILL suffer the consequences inherent with bad law and liberal representation.

Is there any way we can speed up those consequences?
 
2012-11-09 08:39:17 AM  
Why do these idiots always invoke Benjamin Franklin when they're whining about how skurry libruls are expanding freedoms to people they personally dislike? It's pretty hard to imagine that if Benjamin Franklin were alive today and had been shaped by modern morals that he'd agree with morons like Tester.
 
2012-11-09 08:39:18 AM  
Don't go away mad. Just GO AWAY!
 
2012-11-09 08:40:34 AM  

weave: Christ they piss me off. Thing is, I am close to conservative as it is and there's a good message there, but they deliver it by demonizing and attacking entire segments of society.

* If you're gay, you're a deviant
* If you work for a union, you're scum
* If you are a government worker, you are lazy and want to work in your PJs (Savage actually said that last night)
* If you're not conservative, you're not a true patriot
* If you're not a Christian, you shouldn't be in this country

So big government is bad, unless it's doing something to enforce a Christian morality on everyone. Then it's OK.

Now yes, I'm generalizing myself here as well. I know not all Republican supporters think this way, but pretty much ALL of the Republican yappers on talk radio and TV talk like this, there's an entire legion of their fans that repeat their crap verbatim all around me, and they have been held up by the party as their spokespeople, so own it.


51% of America is now deviant. That message of if you didn't vote for Mitt Romney, you are a moral degenerate; is just gonna bite them in the ass.

Sadly, unless people remember to turn out in 2014, they'll probably expand their majority in the House again. Maybe not, but it seems there are two very different electorates now, the young progressives and minorities that turn out in presidential election years, and the old, white conservatives that show up during mid term elections.
 
2012-11-09 08:42:31 AM  
God blessed this country with liberal ideas this week. Deal with it.
 
2012-11-09 08:43:15 AM  
The notion that the American people are just getting sick and tired of their shiat just doesn't occur to them.
 
2012-11-09 08:44:14 AM  
Sean Hannity is the Deity?
 
2012-11-09 08:45:22 AM  
So this guy supports rape as well? Somehow that escaped me.
 
2012-11-09 08:45:55 AM  

weave: Christ they piss me off. Thing is, I am close to conservative as it is and there's a good message there, but they deliver it by demonizing and attacking entire segments of society.

* If you're gay, you're a deviant
* If you work for a union, you're scum
* If you are a government worker, you are lazy and want to work in your PJs (Savage actually said that last night)
* If you're not conservative, you're not a true patriot
* If you're not a Christian, you shouldn't be in this country

So big government is bad, unless it's doing something to enforce a Christian morality on everyone. Then it's OK.

Now yes, I'm generalizing myself here as well. I know not all Republican supporters think this way, but pretty much ALL of the Republican yappers on talk radio and TV talk like this, there's an entire legion of their fans that repeat their crap verbatim all around me, and they have been held up by the party as their spokespeople, so own it.


Speaking as one, the biggest problem with the modern Republican party can be summed up by Mr Conservative himself:

"Mark my word - if and when these preachers get control of the party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know. I've tried to deal with them." - Barry Goldwater, 1994
 
2012-11-09 08:46:29 AM  
Cry moar you pompous blowhard.
 
2012-11-09 08:48:46 AM  

Sgt Otter: Allen West has yet to concede. When (if?) he does, the derp will be epic.


I'm hoping West never concedes, and shows up for the swearing in.
 
2012-11-09 08:50:05 AM  
If Benjamin Franklin were alive today he'd be the only guy who figured out how to make money off internet porn...that he would have invented back in 1974.
 
2012-11-09 08:51:11 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: So this guy supports rape as well? Somehow that escaped me.


He's the jackass who called rape "the rape thing", incorrectly asserted that incest is "so rare" and then happily went on to explain why as a male republican congressional candidate he knows better than women and medical professionals how to handle the aftermath of such a violent and personal crime.

Yea. He's a farknut.

Besides, how many national candidates does your party have to put up in front of the media spotlight to minimize rape and mock its victims before we can just save ourselves some time and assume it's part of the party platform now?
 
2012-11-09 08:53:02 AM  

meat0918: Sadly, unless people remember to turn out in 2014, they'll probably expand their majority in the House again. Maybe not, but it seems there are two very different electorates now, the young progressives and minorities that turn out in presidential election years, and the old, white conservatives that show up during mid term elections.


Actually in many cases, even if there is a high turnout in 2014 it may not matter thanks to insanity like this:

Link
 
2012-11-09 08:53:57 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: He's the jackass who called rape "the rape thing", incorrectly asserted that incest is "so rare" and then happily went on to explain why as a male republican congressional candidate he knows better than women and medical professionals how to handle the aftermath of such a violent and personal crime.


Ah. OK. I remember that now.
 
2012-11-09 08:53:59 AM  
Shut up Koster, you cock!
 
2012-11-09 08:57:12 AM  
Bye bye Koster, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
 
2012-11-09 09:01:25 AM  

ghall3: Actually in many cases, even if there is a high turnout in 2014 it may not matter thanks to insanity like this:


it "looms like a dragon descending on Philadelphia from the west".

TROGDOR!!!!! Trogdor was a congressional district. Trogdor was a dragon. He was a dragon-district. But he was still TROGDORRRRRRRR! Burninating the country side. Burninating the peasants. Burninating all the people who live in low-income housing- LOW INCOME HOUSING.
 
2012-11-09 09:01:29 AM  

Weaver95: ya know, it really HAS been a crappy week for the GOP - not only did '1000 years of darkness' President Obama get re-elected but gay marriage was approved/cannabis legalization progressed further across the nation. not to mention many key congressional races around the nation were lost. the GOP was solidly rejected at local/state and federal levels.

So I can see why Koster feels hurt and abandoned.


I don't think it has really sunk in for the left or right just how badly things went for the GOP. There is the obvious stuff like ACA is here to stay and DOMA will go undefended and eventually be struck down. We also saw hard core social conservatives lose to democrats in easily winnable districts for republicans. That tells me the abortion issue is running out of gas. Roughly 1/4 of the house teaparty freshmen were sent home, many losing to dems as opposed to establishment repubs. Voter suppression efforts failed and the electorate is moving to the left so they will never work. The results of citizens united were not nearly as bad as many of us feared and the billionaires spent a lot of money and came up empty. Using gay marriage initiatives to get the fundies out is a dead issue from here on out. In fact it will only drive gay marriage supporters. Several state houses went back to democratic control and that will limit the ability of groups like ALEC to push through more BS.

I do not think the conservative agenda is dead quite yet but it is mortally wounded. That gives me hope and I appreciate the change even if it is not as fast as I would like.
 
2012-11-09 09:01:41 AM  

ghall3: Actually in many cases, even if there is a high turnout in 2014 it may not matter thanks to insanity like this:

Link


FTFA:

"The combination of very affluent suburban areas of Philadelphia and sparsely populated rural areas was possibly designed to capture Republican voters, but changes in voting patterns in southeastern Pennsylvania has made the District much more competitive. The District has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of R+1 after redistricting but D+4 currently.[3]""

Sounds like even Gerrymandering is turning against them thanks to demographic shifts.
 
2012-11-09 09:06:45 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: If Benjamin Franklin were alive today he'd be the only guy who figured out how to make money off internet porn...that he would have invented back in 1974.


And I think he would personally cock punch a few of these "politicians".
 
2012-11-09 09:08:42 AM  
He's a farking retard. He was campaigning to represent me. His competition walked through my neighborhood and went to every house, I watched her as I was power washing my driveway, and talked with everyone who was home. Then a couple weeks later her campaign staff came through again. Koster then, for a district in western washington which includes parts of North Seattle, he started expressing his love of rape. All the republicans except Sam Reed in this State are hardcore tea-baggers. McKenna is such a mendacious fark I can't tell if he's trying to exploit them or if he's really one of them; I do know I wouldn't trust him with a paper route.
 
2012-11-09 09:10:41 AM  

sammyk: Weaver95: ya know, it really HAS been a crappy week for the GOP - not only did '1000 years of darkness' President Obama get re-elected but gay marriage was approved/cannabis legalization progressed further across the nation. not to mention many key congressional races around the nation were lost. the GOP was solidly rejected at local/state and federal levels.

So I can see why Koster feels hurt and abandoned.

I don't think it has really sunk in for the left or right just how badly things went for the GOP. There is the obvious stuff like ACA is here to stay and DOMA will go undefended and eventually be struck down. We also saw hard core social conservatives lose to democrats in easily winnable districts for republicans. That tells me the abortion issue is running out of gas. Roughly 1/4 of the house teaparty freshmen were sent home, many losing to dems as opposed to establishment repubs. Voter suppression efforts failed and the electorate is moving to the left so they will never work. The results of citizens united were not nearly as bad as many of us feared and the billionaires spent a lot of money and came up empty. Using gay marriage initiatives to get the fundies out is a dead issue from here on out. In fact it will only drive gay marriage supporters. Several state houses went back to democratic control and that will limit the ability of groups like ALEC to push through more BS.

I do not think the conservative agenda is dead quite yet but it is mortally wounded. That gives me hope and I appreciate the change even if it is not as fast as I would like.


The fact that the popular vote was close is masking, to an extent, the magnitude of the victory.

But here's the thing. By any objective measure, it shouldn't have been close. This year should have been a lopsided victory. For the Republicans. This year was pretty damn close to the most ideal circumstances for taking on an incumbent. Yet even under those favorable circumstance the Republicans couldn't get a majority of the vote.
 
2012-11-09 09:10:55 AM  
Maybe I'm desensitized to GOP craziness, but compared to West, or Walsh or Mourdock or.....well, most of them, that seemed rather tame by comparison. I was really hoping to experience the pure joy that a Michelle Bachmann concession speech would give me.
 
2012-11-09 09:16:40 AM  
As a Lincoln Republican (wait, we still have those? Yes, Virginia, we do still have socially liberal republicans) living in Liberal Bastion Massachusetts who went out and helped with the Warren campaign and was (and still am) a Jon Huntsman supporter, I agree with the other Republicans here. The party is not what the party should be. We are no longer a party of fiscally conservative moderates to counter the fiscally liberal moderates of the Democratic party.

Our party is being strangled by the radical fringe because we let them, because we thought we needed that shot in the arm that a heroin junkie thinks they need that first time they try it. Rehab is gonna be tough and the shakes and chills and vomiting up will be brutal but we need to kick the habit of going to the radicals when we lose or we're never going to get back on course where moderates like me can really vote for anyone running under your flag in good conscience.

Look at Scott Brown. He ran originally as a moderate, independent Republican, then you stuck your claws in him and convinced him that not only should he take that first hit of Fringe-arific ecstasy, but you wouldn't let him go when he tried to run and you sucked him down the rabbit hole. Your guys had him go negative in atomic fashion when it first appeared that the people weren't buying what you were peddling anymore. So when the national republicans went nuclear, you made him go nuclear too. You dragged him down to your levels and it made him sickly in the eyes of his former supporters, and we saw just what we could have with Warren, a bright-eyed, bushy tailed professor who wanted to support the little guy, and we realized that we needed to help those that needed it instead of take a swig from the Randian hits you were doling out.

You called us ingrates for leaving you, but you know what. We were those abused housewives that finally said "fark you, we're gone" and packed up and left you for a better person. Are we sad we left you? In the back of our mind, we may miss you, we may hope you're doing well but mostly, we hope you're finally getting the help that you needed for so long that we just couldn't provide anymore. We wish you well but you need to change your tone if you ever hope to get people like us back.

Until then, we're gonna keep doinking the mailman that treated us with concern when he saw our bruises.

Yours,
Moderate Republicans
 
2012-11-09 09:20:16 AM  

somedude210: Rehab is gonna be tough and the shakes and chills and vomiting up will be brutal but we need to kick the habit of going to the radicals when we lose or we're never going to get back on course where moderates like me can really vote for anyone running under your flag in good conscience.


It seems to me that you're better off leaving the Republican party to the radicals and moving to the Democratic party. Yes, really. It wouldn't quite end up being one-party rule- you'd end up having two wings in the Democratic party- the economic progressives and the economic regressives, and both sides would be socially progressive. That's a net-win.
 
2012-11-09 09:20:30 AM  

AiryAnne:
Speaking as one, the biggest problem with the modern Republican party can be summed up by Mr Conservative himself:

"Mark my word - if and when these preachers get control of the party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know. I've tried to deal with them." - Barry Goldwater, 1994


I tried trolling my Tea Partier friends on Facebook with the picture of Goldwater and that statement, but none of them bit.

One of them, whom I've known for 20+ years, is so foaming at the mouth mad, he's gone full on gridlock/hope the country collapses. A few hours ago I posted something there about him wanting the country to fail now ("I hope this country collapses") is the same attitude as the people that wanted us to fail in Iraq; I asked him how it felt to be a traitor, which is what he called all of them. He probably just woke up.

The next few weeks should make for some good times.

/disgusted republican
//wants the modern republican party to diaf
///it's okay to compromise
////and use slashies
 
2012-11-09 09:24:30 AM  

t3knomanser: somedude210: Rehab is gonna be tough and the shakes and chills and vomiting up will be brutal but we need to kick the habit of going to the radicals when we lose or we're never going to get back on course where moderates like me can really vote for anyone running under your flag in good conscience.

It seems to me that you're better off leaving the Republican party to the radicals and moving to the Democratic party. Yes, really. It wouldn't quite end up being one-party rule- you'd end up having two wings in the Democratic party- the economic progressives and the economic regressives, and both sides would be socially progressive. That's a net-win.


Eh, I'd rather have two distinct parties, that way we can choose between those two that we want. Unless we get rid of primary season, then it'll work.
 
2012-11-09 09:28:19 AM  

somedude210:
Eh, I'd rather have two distinct parties, that way we can choose between those two that we want. Unless we get rid of primary season, then it'll work.


We need a modern day William F. Buckley Jr. to tell the Bircher Society to sit down and shut the fark up. But I don't see anyone with enough clout to pull that off with out the morons screaming treason.
 
2012-11-09 09:32:34 AM  
FTFSpeech: "We must, however, keep the faith and keep our chins up."

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-09 09:36:48 AM  

Gadflypaper: somedude210:
Eh, I'd rather have two distinct parties, that way we can choose between those two that we want. Unless we get rid of primary season, then it'll work.

We need a modern day William F. Buckley Jr. to tell the Bircher Society to sit down and shut the fark up. But I don't see anyone with enough clout to pull that off with out the morons screaming treason.


Considering that Boehner, the most powerful republican in the House where the derpers all reside, is having issues both in summer 2011 and now to keep them in line and try to work something out with this fiscal cliff nonsense, I'm inclined to agree with you
 
2012-11-09 09:37:27 AM  
God's Finger is pressing right on you, dumbass.
 
2012-11-09 09:37:40 AM  

somedude210: Gadflypaper: somedude210:
Eh, I'd rather have two distinct parties, that way we can choose between those two that we want. Unless we get rid of primary season, then it'll work.

We need a modern day William F. Buckley Jr. to tell the Bircher Society to sit down and shut the fark up. But I don't see anyone with enough clout to pull that off with out the morons screaming treason.

Considering that Boehner, the most powerful republican in the House where the derpers all reside, is having issues both in summer 2011 and now to keep them in line and try to work something out with this fiscal cliff nonsense, I'm inclined to agree with you


Eric Cantor is the most powerful republican in the House.
 
2012-11-09 09:37:48 AM  

somedude210: Eh, I'd rather have two distinct parties, that way we can choose between those two that we want


The problem is that a massive and vocal wing of the Republican party has poisoned the well. You're left with a few choices:
1) Fight this entrenched minority in a bout of bloody infighting and try and get them away from the public eye or even better- out of the party entirely.
2) Go to the Libertarians, who are run by an entrenched and vocal group that's crazy in a completely different way.
3) Start a new party.
4) Join the Democrats, who already represent your views on a vast majority of the issues and form an internal dissenting group on the subset of economic issues you feel are important. Note: there is already a contingent of Democrats that publicly shares your economic views.

(4) can lead to (3). Get into the Democrats, grab the fiscal conservatives, form a coalition and leave.

Personally, I'd much rather fark both parties and the current governmental system, abolish the presidency and move to a more parliamentary system (appropriately modernized). The Constitution is hoary, old, and needs some serious updates, not (contrary to popular belief) to better represent the modern world which has been changed by technology, but to better account for new ideas in governance and systems analysis.
 
2012-11-09 09:38:15 AM  

AiryAnne: "Mark my word - if and when these preachers get control of the party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know. I've tried to deal with them." - Barry Goldwater, 1994


Amen to that. I work in a church, my Dad is a minster, mixing religion and government is just going to corrupt both of them. Leave morality to the churches to teach. My church believes being gay is a sin. That's fine with me, they can do that, refuse to marry gay couples, but the government shouldn't be making that judgement. If the government gets into the marriage business (and they have) then they can't discriminate based on gender. It's simple. A real conservative should see that.
 
2012-11-09 09:38:38 AM  

Gadflypaper: AiryAnne:
Speaking as one, the biggest problem with the modern Republican party can be summed up by Mr Conservative himself:

"Mark my word - if and when these preachers get control of the party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know. I've tried to deal with them." - Barry Goldwater, 1994

I tried trolling my Tea Partier friends on Facebook with the picture of Goldwater and that statement, but none of them bit.


I did the exact same thing with the Goldwater quote and got just one tepid response. They just kept on spewing hate and claiming they were going to Go Galt.
 
2012-11-09 09:41:26 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: So this guy supports rape as well? Somehow that escaped me.


Not just him.
dailydish.typepad.com
 
2012-11-09 09:47:09 AM  

weave: Leave morality to the churches to teach. My church believes being gay is a sin.


Churches are free to teach morality, but that statement there really drives home why they shouldn't.
 
2012-11-09 09:53:07 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: somedude210: Gadflypaper: somedude210:
Eh, I'd rather have two distinct parties, that way we can choose between those two that we want. Unless we get rid of primary season, then it'll work.

We need a modern day William F. Buckley Jr. to tell the Bircher Society to sit down and shut the fark up. But I don't see anyone with enough clout to pull that off with out the morons screaming treason.

Considering that Boehner, the most powerful republican in the House where the derpers all reside, is having issues both in summer 2011 and now to keep them in line and try to work something out with this fiscal cliff nonsense, I'm inclined to agree with you

Eric Cantor is the most powerful republican in the House.


Think he's working to take over as Speaker?
 
2012-11-09 09:57:03 AM  

t3knomanser: weave: Leave morality to the churches to teach. My church believes being gay is a sin.

Churches are free to teach morality, but that statement there really drives home why they shouldn't.


Well they like to pick and choose from Leviticus, but the point is, if they want to shut gays out of church, so what? There's other churches, like Unitarian, that will accept them. They have a choice or they can just stay away from religion altogether. My problem is when the church expects the government to enforce their ideas of morality on everyone else -- and that's what's happening now with Republicans and Christians -- and it's more scarier to me than getting my taxes raised.
 
2012-11-09 09:58:44 AM  
The good news is Koster's natural constituencies will still be represented in Congress by a couple of Washington's other congressional representatives. The hateful bigots are represented by Cathy McMorris Rogers, and the senile old coots are represented by Doc Hastings.
 
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