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ELECTION: “Drama Queens” for Murray

Letter by Linda D Siegel, Fox Island on Oct. 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm with 43 Comments »
October 30, 2010 7:09 am

My, how election season brings out the “drama queens.” Recently, as a Rossi supporter attending Vice President Biden’s campaign rally for Patty Murray at UW Tacoma, I stood with 15 others holding Dino Rossi signs, surrounded by 50 t-shirted union members who initially insisted that they had rented the sidewalk and the Rossi supporters should leave. (It’s public property; we didn’t.)

One individual paraded in front of us in an orange jumpsuit showing names of various banks, repeatedly shrieking that Rossi is just a banker (he’s not) who cares only about his “buddies.” When I challenged her “facts”, all I got was “Now you’re trying to suppress my freedom of speech!” Our pro-Rossi group stayed focused on the issues, but the other group wasn’t interested in rational exchange.

Later, on the UWT grand staircase listening to the Murray/Biden collective, I heard only 1930‘s-era class-warfare oratory. Supporters cheered as Murray and Biden demonized Republicans and bragged about what the current “progressive” administration, with Murray’s “leadership,” has accomplished for the “little guy.”

I heard nothing about how the little guy, after two years of government intervention, now has a tougher time finding work, and soon will be paying more for the same amount of health care (that would be you, Boeing employees). The theatrics I witnessed before and during this rally crystallized what’s happening in our country right now.

Let’s bring back reasonable, rational, and responsible discourse; let’s replace the drama queen with Dino Rossi.

Leave a comment Comments → 43
  1. Funny how none of this was reported by any media source. And of course there were nocamcorders or cell phones available to record any of these events.

    So sorry but this goose doesn’t fly.

  2. Linda, if you’re waiting to have a reasonable, rational discourse with liberals you still haven’t reached the point where you understand these people. You cannot have a reasonable, rational discourse with them. It’s not possible to talk with a fool and expect anything other than idiosy coming from them. Aren’t they the one’s who will willingly admit that they evolved from slugs and monkeys?

  3. Linda question I have for you. If you are a Rossi supporter why did you go to a rally for Patty Murray? It seems to me you would attend only rallys for Rossi
    Were you trying to cause an issue?

  4. First_Lefty says:

    It appears that the drama queen is the letter writer. Went looking for drama.

    You won’t find that at any Dino Rossi campaign rally. They are closed door events

  5. First_Lefty says:

    “frosty says:
    October 28, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    Linda, if you’re waiting to have a reasonable, rational discourse with liberals you still haven’t reached the point where you understand these people. You cannot have a reasonable, rational discourse with them. It’s not possible to talk with a fool and expect anything other than idiosy coming from them

    Quite reasonable and rational discourse.

    I thought Monday was irony day.

  6. Sumner401 says:

    First off Linda, I doubt your story contains more than a nod of truth to it but lets say for a second you are the one an only honest republican on the planet, at least you were allowed to stay at the event. You weren’t ‘arrested’ by privet security, you weren’t knocked to ground and your head stomped on by high ranking campaign workers or as we are now hearing arrested by the the local police for….what someone ‘thought’ you ‘might’ do.

    If you want drama queens Linda, keep tuning into the GOP propaganda network.

  7. Sumner401 says:

    Linda, if you’re waiting to have a reasonable, rational discourse with conservatives and republicans you still haven’t reached the point where you understand these people. You cannot have a reasonable, rational discourse with them. It’s not possible to talk with a fool and expect anything other than idiosy(sic) coming from them. Aren’t they the one’s who will willingly admit that they evolved from slugs and monkeys?

  8. Perhaps no one was there to record it because it’s not “newsworthy” unless it’s a conservative voter acting out.

    And ohmy…are you seriously suggesting that we should not go to hear what those with opposing views might have to say ?

  9. BigSwingingRichard says:

    Thanks for supporting Dino Rossi Linda and for reminding the liberals that the free of speech applies to everyone, not just Democrats. You I and the other Republicans will be very happy after next Tuesday when the country starts to redirect itself back in the right direction.

    Thanks again and I am sorry I wasn’t there with you.

  10. sozo if Linda wanted to hear what they had to say, she would have left the signs at home. It is called respect. Linda did not want to hear what Murray had to say, she wanted to carry her sign to cause drama and disruption. Well to get respect you show respect.

  11. First_Lefty says:

    Linda – did the campaign “security” handcuff you? Did campaign organizers throw you to the ground and stomp on your head/neck?

    Oh….sorry…you said you were at a Democratic rally.

  12. First_Lefty says:

    Free speech zones existed in limited forms prior to the Presidency of George W. Bush; it was during Bush’s presidency that their scope has been greatly expanded.

    “BigSwingingRichard says:
    October 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    Thanks for supporting Dino Rossi Linda and for reminding the liberals that the free of speech applies to everyone, not just Democrats.”

    BS – you make it so easy sometimes

  13. the3rdpigshouse says:

    1st-Leftist, You and the rest of your pathetic anti-American leftist dullards are on your way out – get used to it – the American public is awakening to the socialist/marxist danger in their midst!!

    You and “OH-Bummer” will be looking for a new country to destroy by 2012!!

  14. First_Lefty says:

    Say, uh, Pig…..

    Can you tell me how the GOP will take 19 Democratic Senate Seats to create their new supermajority?

    I doubt they can win 10 to have 51 votes so that they can start their chant of “up and down vote” again.

  15. the3rdpigshouse says:

    Well thought out intellectual replies are always appreciated!

  16. Sumner401 says:

    Perhaps no one was there to record it because it’s not “newsworthy” unless it’s a conservative voter acting out.

    Yep, when nothing happens, it’s not news. At least you agree that Linda made this story up.

    And ohmy…are you seriously suggesting that we should not go to hear what those with opposing views might have to say ?

    Who made that suggestion? Oh yeah, the Paul, Miller and other rightwing campaigns,

  17. First_Lefty says:

    The simpler the statement, the less thought required for response.

    You’ve got your statement down to:

    “noun”, “verb”, “socialist/marxist” “Ohbummer”

    Considering that the same phrases are repeated about 10 times a day, the anticipation of repetition requires zero thought to the response.

    As I’ve concluded – you are a caricature of yourself.

  18. First_Lefty says:

    Sumner – The idea TEApublican press conference is pre-recorded to avoid truth.

    Where was FOX when Linda was being chided by these Murray supporters? Don’t they have a local affiliate in the Seattle/Tacoma area?

    FOX doesn’t cover news events in a traditional sense. They have O’Reilly, Hannity or Beck give editorial comment, without video or being there live.

    I can just imagine how Walter Cronkite would have done working for FOX.

  19. First_Lefty says:

    I had to laugh at O’Donnell’s hissy fit because the interviewer actually wanted to ask questions and run the interview.

    Threatened to sue them? She’s going to figure out some way of paying her overdue bills.

  20. First_Lefty says:

    donjames – As surprised as you might be, it’s not that novel for a Republican to win an election. Should this happen, I’m going nowhere.

    The difference between me and a Republican is that I can handle it if the person I voted for doesn’t win.

    Rossi better get his birth certificate ready though……..

  21. First_Lefty says:

    From the letter – “Our pro-Rossi group stayed focused on the issues, but the other group wasn’t interested in rational exchange.”

    The issue being that Patty Murray increased the deficit for 18 years, but was only part of the majority a total of 6 of her 18 years of service?

    That “issue” seems to fail the Rossi camp frequently. If the GOP can’t get their super majority in the Senate, Rossi would get a quick lesson in how the rules keep him from getting what he wants.

  22. # of posts in a single thread may be a sign of desperation.

  23. Sumner401 says:

    # of posts in a single thread may be a sign of desperation.

    Only if YOU are desperate.

  24. FreeAmerica says:

    There is no rational discourse with the liberal mind.

    The liberal agenda does not comprehend an identity of competence,
    appreciate its importance, or analyze the developmental conditions
    and social institutions that promote its achievement.

    Don’t hold your breath Linda… Only change will come when the monetary plug is pulled.

  25. You will find almost the same baseless accusations being made by Truthbusterguy on a comment to the letter “Obama: Rossi supporters allowed in”, October 22, 2010 letters to the editors.

    Like this letter, TBG offers no evidence to support his claim, and makes the additional claim that he was saved by none other the Mark Lundquest, who complemented TBG for practicing Freeddom of Speeh.

    Note also that the current letter came out just after the Rand Paul stomping incident.

  26. FA – hard to have rational discourse with someone who is trying to stomp your head in. Or as some now call it ‘when someone is trying to do at Rand Paul on you.”

  27. It bears repeating, since all the right wingers on this blog keep ignoring it, Linda, at least nobody threw you to the ground and stomped on your head like what happens to dissenters at Republican rallies.

  28. Roncella says:

    Linda, You have written s truthful and honest letter.

    You are explaining what happens when establishment Democrats take over and have been in power far too long.

  29. FreeAmerica says:

    @xring…

    You call running up to Rand Pauls vehicle in disguise “rational discourse”?

    Lucky she didn’t get tazed or worse…

    Stretching it eh xring

  30. Sumner401 says:

    There is no rational discourse with the conservative mind.

    The conservative agenda does not comprehend anything that does not come from the party. It is money first, party second and country dead last.

  31. Linda, how can you support Rossi who stands against every women’s right? Probably because you are not a woman but a male conservative in disguise.

  32. FA – you must not have seen the video. She was not in disguise, and never got near RP’s vehicle. Besides five or six cowardly rednecks do not need a taser for one small female.

    Roncella – show me the proof. Where are the videos or pictures? Where are the other eyewitness?

    Just goes to show us which sided is truly gullible and despite.

  33. The woman is a professional agitator sent by MoveOn.Org to cause trouble, she got what she was looking for. She’s been to many demonstrations. She’s just another left wing zealot. Too bad there were no bulldozers there to stand in front of.

  34. Frosty and 3pig – thank you both for proving how unfit the anti-constitution right wing is to rule the USA.

  35. Whatev……

  36. Roncella says:

    Xriing, Why do you keep defending folks who are extreme trouble makers. No one should have stepped on her head.

    However She put herself out there funded by a extreme leftest organization to cause trouble and she did. So she did what they I’m certain payed her to do.

  37. fbergford says:

    @ firstlefty….10 posts…REALLY!?

    @sumner…5 posts…REALLY!?

    You guys need to pick up a hobby cause that many posts on a letter to the editor….WOW, talk about a non-productive day bickering with people that you won’t even meet ALL IN THE CYBER WORLD!!!

    What do your bosses think about all the wasted time spent on replying to posts on the TNT’s website? If you are retired, I mean why don’t you pick up BINGO, or try knitting or something ;)

  38. Roncella – go read the 1st Adminment.

  39. “What do your bosses think about all the wasted time spent…”

    “bosses”?

    I’m thinking they live on your hard earned money, which explains their blind loyalty.

  40. Sumner401 says:

    Why do you keep defending folks who are extreme trouble makers.

    Just how is ‘running up to a car’ “extreme trouble making’??

    Take a look at the crap you teawhiners did all summer long at the town hall meetings and try doing an honest comparison.

    I know ‘honest’ isn’t in your wheel house but give it a try.

  41. Double standard:
    Republican at Democratic event good.
    Democrat at Republican event ungood.

  42. Roncella says:

    xring, Hows this work for you. Democ- Rat- Republ- Can, very interesting when you think about it.

  43. roncella – I like it. Democrate = rational progressive. Republican = can’t change.

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