ELECTION NIGHT 2016: What Seattle’s mayor says

From Mayor Ed Murray via e-mail:

Regardless of tonight’s national results, tomorrow Seattle will remain a city guided by the values of equality, inclusion and openness. Tomorrow we will continue to support women, we will welcome as neighbors our Muslim brothers and sisters, and tomorrow Black Lives will still matter. Our City will remain strong because of our diversity, not in spite of it.

In Seattle, our results show a city ready to lead in building a more equitable and progressive future.

As we look forward, we will challenge our people to live up to our values, to ensure we build on the foundation that was laid tonight and that we foster the equitable, inclusive world we envision.

17 Replies to "ELECTION NIGHT 2016: What Seattle's mayor says"

  • SeaVieu November 9, 2016 (6:47 am)

    Well said.

  • aRF November 9, 2016 (6:56 am)

    Where is the resistance meeting today?

  • Shead November 9, 2016 (7:18 am)

    Now we just need to replace this mayor with one who will support the police and taxpayers. And go after the drug dealers, addicts and homeless this feckless leader’s policies have multiplied in our lovely city…

    • KT November 9, 2016 (10:02 am)

      I’ll second that.

    • Wsres November 10, 2016 (10:42 pm)

      I totally agree!

  • TheKing November 9, 2016 (7:28 am)

    Thank you Murray for hailing the new Commander in Chief.

  • Ron Swanson November 9, 2016 (7:46 am)

    Tolerant Seattle government isn’t going to be able to stop the federal deportation squads.  Good job Washington superdelegates trying to get on that presumed Clinton gravy train!  Good job Clinton campaign ignoring the rust belt!  I think I’m going to use my portal gun to jump to a timeline where Bernie was nominated.  You know in an outsider vs outsider election he mopped the floor with Trump.

  • Seattlite November 9, 2016 (8:26 am)

    The mayor is out of sync with reality.  Immigration control is a must for the safety of Seattle’s citizens.  Law Enforcement is a must for the safety of Seattle’s citizens.  Removing common core is a must for Seattle’s schools so kids can learn to write, read and do real math.  Stopping racial division is a must for Seattle.  Getting rid of Murray is a must for Seattle’s survival.

    • captainDave November 9, 2016 (10:38 pm)

      Seattleite: I agree with what you said.  Our mayor is part of the corrupt establishment that is living large off the backs of taxpayers.  Murray is a manipulative insider that misinforms and deceives citizens about critical issues in our City.  There is nothing transparent about Murray’s despotic policy driven regime.  He has put Seattle on the same course Detroit followed 50 years ago.  When Amazon finally reaches their cruising altitude, they will shed development staff and leave Seattle with a big hole.  …Or they will just pickup their laptops and move to escape the growing iron fist of Seattle government.  And then where is the money going to come from when federal dollars are cut off to “sanctuary cities”?–Out of our property taxes? Our moron Mayor and his posse of  leftists on the City council are doing all they can to fundamentally transform the City into a crony corporate/socialist utopia that is doomed to collapse because it lacks economic diversity, freedom and local motivation to foster industry .  

  • TheKing November 9, 2016 (8:43 am)

    @ron – only the chairwoman of the DNC knows what type of backdoor deals stopped Bernie from being elected at the primary. Maybe this will serve as a very tough lesson for their actions. You can cut the disdain for Hillary with a knife amongst the Bernie fans. 

  • Brenda November 9, 2016 (9:32 am)

    Right On Seattlite❗️

  • Jissy November 9, 2016 (9:50 am)

    +1 Seattlite!  This mayor is a train wreck of epic proportions.  

  • bill bob November 9, 2016 (10:46 am)

    I’m disappointed in Hillary and the DNC. She failed to address her party’s internal corruption. She ran a negative, attack-like campaign. Her advertisements were dark and attacking. Her VP choice was weak. Considering that at least 30-45% of dems are against the internal corruption and attack ads of old (they were Bernie supporters), she did nearly nothing to win those people’s votes back. Johnson and Trump took some of those votes. Some didn’t vote at all. Hillary is a loser today and ran a loser’s campaign. I’m embarrassed that I voted for her and her poorly run campaign. I hope Trump does a good job. That is all we can do now.  

  • Chuck November 9, 2016 (2:56 pm)

    Good summary, Bill Bob. As bad as Trump appears to be, she did herself no favors. Still, the sense of loss today feels all too real and painful. People at my office are mostly walking around like their dog died. I think it will take a lot of time for people to start coming together in a constructive way. I genuinely hope that Trump has that ability to unite both sides, but I’m highly skeptical. Strange day(s). 

  • ScubaFrog November 9, 2016 (5:32 pm)

    Blaming Hillary Clinton for Trump’s victory is obscenely ignorant.  The uneducated, midwest racist masses flocked to Trump – because he’s ‘one of them’ (their perception). 

    Clinton was flawed, no doubt.  The DNC is a wreck, and has to regroup immediately.   Sanders *should* have been the nominee.  Sadly not even Sanders could have braved this wave of undereducated, white bigoted racist masses who rushed to Trump’s side from day 1. 

    So the question now – instead of blaming each other – is how do We (Decent Americans) take America back from a raving fascist, raping cheeto god, who has a live marmot pinned to his head, and who’s followed by the entire KKK and ‘American’ Nazi party?

  • Tilder November 9, 2016 (8:16 pm)

    Scubafrog, that is painting with a pretty broad brush. Shouldn’t tolerance prevail?

  • DH November 10, 2016 (12:01 am)

    @ScubaFrog. Agreed. @Tilder. Facism should not be tolerated. 

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