Wednesday, November 05, 2014

My Mid-Term Thoughts

First off, thank god that's over ... except for some of the weeping of some of the people.

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.



Ron said...

I don't have a lot of hope Bob for the next two years. The Republicans will dig themselves in a hole like they did when they tried to impeach Clinton and the public finally realized it was overkill. Sad to say, the next two years will be lost in negativity and recrimination.

the dogs' mother said...

The gnomes have yet to see any beer from anyone. They asking for a recount.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Worried that the GOP will pull the rest of the world to the right; it will certainly happen here as scare politics are working, people are frightened that immigrants are coming here and claiming benefits AND at the same time taking their jobs!

mistress maddie said...

Here in PA Corbett got the boot. Buh buh honey!!!!!!!! I didn't like Wolf either, but figured he was the less of two evils. My candidate Allyson Schwartz didn't survive the primary for governor unfortunately. I loved her.

Mark in DE said...

Very disappointing results, but as you said, not surprising. I fear there will be at least 2 more years of getting nothing done.

anne marie in philly said...

this whole shitpile blows goats.

viktor kerney said...

We will bounce back

Anonymous said...

I was heartbroken at the disintegration of Grimes' campaign against The Turtle. K-Y (like the jelly!) is my state, and we have such a bad double whammy with The Turtle and The Toupee. All I can do is continue to try and do my part to get them out of office as the chance is presented.

And of course now the 6th Circuit has to be different and decide against marriage! Ugh! If it weren't for my family being here I would leave tomorrow. "New South" my white farm boy ass!

Debbie said...

I'm with Ron. The whole situation is depressing.