I seriously hope both sides can opt to work together and not continue this “You’re wrong … No, you’re wrong” business as usual mentality. I’m tired of things not getting done — and I’m counting the 100 or so attempts to repeal Obamacare that failed each and every time. And, remember, if the GOP intends to spend the next two years trying to impeach the President, then we must, as a country, send them packing, Getting nothing done is not doing their jobs. You’ve won, now do something!
That said … Gosh, I so wanted Mitch McConnell to lose, if only to see him pull his head inside his shell and quiver like a frightened turtle. Maybe next time?
Here in South Carolina — where it’s not the heat it’s the stupidity — Nikki Haley handily won reelection. But she may suffer defeat later today because the federal court may move that her continued fight against marriage equality is about the lamest thing ever, since it’s already been decided. Haley just might go down in history as this generation’s George Wallace, barring the doors of marriage to The Gays as he barred the doors of public schools to Black children. And, if history repeats itself, and it does, George Wallace didn’t fare very well politically after that. So, yeah, Nikki, you’re pretty much through here.
Rick Scott won in Florida over Charlie “I’ll think I’ll switch parties again” Crist proving that the people of the Sunshine State put the ‘duh’ in Flori-duh.
In Massachusetts, Maura Healey wins, becoming the country’s first openly gay Attorney General.
Clay Aiken; also ran; again. But at least this time he didn't lose to Ruben.
Lindsey Graham won reelection here, too and was last seen pressing his crinolines for his victory cotillion.
In funny news because it was never really going to happen, virulently anti-LGBT crackpot, and a Kill The Gays sponsor, Scott Lively earned just 0.9% of the vote in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race.
And, probably to pour salt in Lively’s wounds, let’s also mention that each of the six openly LGBT members of the US House — Representative Mark Takano of California, Representative Jared Polis of Colorado, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Representative Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island, and Representative Kysten Sinema of Arizona — all retained their seats.
So, again, as I said, I hope both sides can work together, from the President on down; they haven’t been so eager to team up in the last six years, but maybe now they’ll do something.