Former Seattle City Councilmember Tina Podlodowski—a very liberal Democrat who was also a former adviser to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray until she left under mysterious circumstances—blocks everyone from her Twitter account who dares to criticize her or who has a dissenting opinion.
Why should you care?
Well, Podlodowski is challenging Republican incumbent Kim Wyman for Secretary of State. And, she’s made various “every voice” counts slogans central to her campaign.
Podlodowski’s campaign slogans include, “Every voice, and every vote, must count” and “Together, we can build an election system that works for everyone.”
Of course, her actions don’t quite match up to her words.
We assume that Podlodowski caught on to her own hypocrisy because, since we pointed it out, she appears to have stopped blocking people from Twitter. Shockingly, she hasn’t even blocked us — not that we would have been all that disappointed.
It’s just like a Democrat to be so out-of-touch with reality as to not notice her own hypocrisy until someone exposes it — and, only when exposed as a hypocrite, curb the behavior.
Given the circumstance, we thought we would test Podlodowski’s apparent resolve to be less hypocritical, and you can help us. Should you feel so inclined, tweet any of the following five questions to Podlodowski and wait to see whether or not she blocks you (for your convenience, all questions are 140 characters or less). If she does block you, be sure to use the hashtag #blockedbytina and let us know!
- Do you believe that the SoS should have the power to unilaterally cancel elections required by law? If not, then why criticize Kim Wyman?
- If you are so concerned about presidential primaries, why not encourage your fellow Democrats to stop blocking GOP efforts to move up WA’s?
- Have you considered changing your campaign slogan? “Every voice, and vote must count… except for those voices and voters who criticize me.” OR, Have you considered changing your campaign slogan? “We can build an election system that works for only those with who share my opinion.”
- Do you make hyper-partisan, uninformed attacks to deflect from the fact that you do not have any experience running an election?
- Are you still blocking people who criticize you/disagree with you on Twitter? Why did you stop… did you realize your hypocrisy?