Wednesday, November 06, 2013
I was happy last night. The biggest bell weather state and Democratic win was the Virginia race. Putrid Tea Bagger incumbent who wanted to outlaw contraception, Ken Cuccinelli, LOST the gubernatorial to the Dem Terry McAulliffe-- that was my happiest moment but there was other good news out of VA. Democrats won the Lt. Governor race decidedly against a truly dumb, hell fire and brimstone fundamentalist preacher. Now as some news site (I know not which) reported "The Virginia attorney general’s race was a virtual dead heat and headed for a recount early Wednesday morning, with Democratic State Sen. Mark Herring clinging to a 541-vote lead over Republican State Sen. Mark D. Obenshain with 2.2 million ballots cast, according to unofficial results posted by the state board of elections." Herring was losing when I went to bed last evening so I was pleasantly surprised this a.m. by a Herring's possible win by a smidgen. A win is a win. This COULD be a Democratic sweep unless the recount proves otherwise. This is also an important office and not to pat myself on the back but I am one of the few in my circle who knew anything or cared about the VA race and how important a bell-weather it is and a kick-in-the-posterior of the Tea Bags. There will be a recount because the Attorney General race is so close but I hope and I think Herring will prevail which will make it a Democratic sweep!!Second happiest moment:
I LOVE my Mayor of NYC Bill DeBlasio. He loves his wife so I can't marry him! He won with a whopping 73% of the vote!!! First Democrat to win NYC since the 1980's.
In other news Boston has a new mayor, Martin Walsh. Ashamedly, I did not pay much attention as only in Massachusetts could two Democrats be competing for that job and no Republicrats. I love my state! I am hearing Walsh is the better of the two and a huge supporter of unions as I am. Unions are the only entity where Democrats can collect big money UNFORTUNATELY needed in politics today.
I won't give a rundown as you can get that from here or the link below.
http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2013/results. It was a good night for those of us committed to progressive politics. Even secession failed, gay marriage will be if it is not already signed into law in Illinois and in Portland, Maine there was this headline: "Portland, Maine legalizes recreational marijuana" (must say I do not care about marijuana as I use no drugs or even alcohol but I do care that anyone on this planet is imprisoned -- especially in private profit prisons stuffed to the gills with people who should not be there -- for marijuana when alcohol truly can kill.)
We MUST take these victories and forge onward to CRUSH Republicans most especially in the Congressional House in 2014 which is without a doubt the most obstructionist, know nothing, racist composition of idiots who almost sunk this nation and closed it down. They MUST PAY and pay big by Democrats taking back the House, keeping the Senate and -- fate willing -- keeping the presidency as Chris Christie is NOT good and has been less so in New Jersey. He may be charismatic but in policy he will be muddied by a microscopic lens on him if he runs in 2016 -- RUN HILLARY RUN! My dream ticket going future forward: Hillary Clinton/Corey Booker and way in the future forward a ticket of Corey Booker/Bill DeBlasio. Okay, I can dream. I'm savoring last evening! It was, I think, a good night!
WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO ELECT DEMOCRATS ACROSS THE NATION AND I BELIEVE THIS ELECTION GAVE US SOME WIND AT OUR BACKS. GO OUT AND WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO DEMOCRATIC VICTORIES EVERYWHERE AND SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT'S BESIEGED AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT!!