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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Why hasn't Tim Eyman moved out of state?

We ask because he doesn't seem to like it here:
Republican caucuses were well-attended, party officials said, though not nearly as packed as their Democratic counterparts.

In Lynnwood, nearly 500 Republicans jammed Silver Creek Community Church, sprawling out in a concrete-floored gym and into side rooms. Initiative guru [salesman] Tim Eyman exhorted the crowd to unify behind the party's eventual nominee — especially given Washington's Democratic leanings.

"There is no doubt that we have to work extra-hard in a wacko lefty state like Washington state to get our guys elected," Eyman said. "They've got the crazies in Seattle. We've got to come up with more sane people outside of Seattle to make up for them."
Apparently our state's political climate has got Tim Eyman feeling blue!

So what did the good people of Seattle do to earn this latest put down? Perhaps it was Barack Obama's huge KeyArena rally on Friday?

You know, Tim, if you don't like living in a place where progressives outnumber ultra right wing conservatives like yourself, you can always move out of the state. Better yet, leave the United States of America altogether. Consider relocating to a tax haven since you hate paying for public services so much.


Blogger Phil said...

Oh, how understanding of you, Andrew. When folks on the right we're telling you that after Bush II was elected, what was you're response?

I see that your betters have been saying the same thing as of late, even publishing books about how we need to dump democracy because "the world cannot stand to have people wishy-washy on how to "fix the environmental problems" and they need totalitarian powers to make them change.

How lovely for you.

February 11, 2008 1:04 AM  
OpenID RPope98155 said...

500 Republicans? They must have had all of the precinct caucuses in an entire legislative district held in one location! I have been doing some extrapolating, based on the few county GOP websites that have published actual attendance numbers. I doubt that more than 20,000 (maybe 25,000 tops) people attended all of the GOP precinct caucuses statewide. Compare that to over 200,000 (and perhaps close to 300,000) who attended the Democratic caucuses.

One joke I have heard is that more Republicans attended the Democratic caucuses than the number of Republicans who attended the Republican caucuses. That may be an exaggeration, but there is a good possibility that more Republicans caucused for Obama than caucused for McCain.

February 11, 2008 1:10 AM  

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