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Author Topic: Election Night in the U.S.: Which Races Are You Watching?  (Read 4426 times)

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Re: Election Night in the U.S.: Which Races Are You Watching?
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2012, 01:44:24 am »
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AND Maine and Maryland both legalized same sex marriage, BY POPULAR VOTE. First time it's ever been legalized via referendum.

 
Tonight is for either doing, or cancelling due to lack of oomph, the schadenfreude happydances.  I can't sustain schadenfreude.

Happydances about genuine social justice progress, however, are not cancelled, just postponed until I have what it takes to do 'em properly.

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Re: Election Night in the U.S.: Which Races Are You Watching?
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2012, 02:10:24 am »
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For me:

1. Obama vs. Mitt, obviously.
(The former, I pray! But I can't call it.)


WIN

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2. The 4 same-sex marriage ballot initiatives in ME, MD, MN, & WA


WIN, WIN, very close but looks like it will lose (which is a WIN), & looks like another WIN. I dared to dream all 4, and may indeed wake up tomorrow to find it's so. The Catholic Church and so-called National Organization for Marriage (NOM) folks are going to weep.

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3. Control of the House and Senate.


GOP keeps the House--no surprise there. But Dems did incredibly well in the Senate, keeping control. CRUCIAL, because they'll have Obama's back for the Supreme Court appointments he'll inevitably make.

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4. The MA race for U.S. Senate
(Elizabeth Warren vs. Scott Brown. I hope for and predict Warren.)


WIN

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5. The WI race for U.S. Senate
(Tammy Baldwin vs. Tommy Thompson. I hope for Baldwin but can't call it.)


The first openly LGBT U.S. Senator ever. WIN.

I want to say "best election night ever," but I'm not teary and amazed like I was 4 years ago...but then I'm also not shaking with rage from a Prop 8--quite the opposite. I feel like this was a watershed moment for our country. There is no turning back...thank goodness.

From this liberal/progressive's point of view, a great night.
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Re: Election Night in the U.S.: Which Races Are You Watching?
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2012, 02:13:44 am »
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Tonight is for either doing, or cancelling due to lack of oomph, the schadenfreude happydances.  I can't sustain schadenfreude.

Happydances about genuine social justice progress, however, are not cancelled, just postponed until I have what it takes to do 'em properly.

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I cried watching the President's speech. Gods, I love this country. When I see progress like we've seen tonight, with rape cheerleaders like Akin and Mourdock defeated, same sex marriage voted in, and the defeat of a theocratic bully in the Presidential race, I have so much hope for my country.
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« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2012, 02:14:48 am »
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WIN


From this liberal/progressive's point of view, a great night.

 
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« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2012, 02:28:41 am »
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Congratz! :D:

 
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« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2012, 04:50:55 am »
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Seconded! Congratulations....x

 
I am so happy for America today!

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« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2012, 04:55:17 am »
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WIN



WIN, WIN, very close but looks like it will lose (which is a WIN), & looks like another WIN. I dared to dream all 4, and may indeed wake up tomorrow to find it's so. The Catholic Church and so-called National Organization for Marriage (NOM) folks are going to weep.



GOP keeps the House--no surprise there. But Dems did incredibly well in the Senate, keeping control. CRUCIAL, because they'll have Obama's back for the Supreme Court appointments he'll inevitably make.



WIN



The first openly LGBT U.S. Senator ever. WIN.

I want to say "best election night ever," but I'm not teary and amazed like I was 4 years ago...but then I'm also not shaking with rage from a Prop 8--quite the opposite. I feel like this was a watershed moment for our country. There is no turning back...thank goodness.

From this liberal/progressive's point of view, a great night.

Add to the fact that there's a Kennedy in office again - Joe Kennedy III took Mass' 4th House District - far as I'm concerned, that's a win too as the Kennedy's have always been progressive
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Election Night in the U.S.: Which Races Are You Watching?
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2012, 05:16:50 am »
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Add to the fact that there's a Kennedy in office again - Joe Kennedy III took Mass' 4th House District - far as I'm concerned, that's a win too as the Kennedy's have always been progressive

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« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2012, 07:34:02 am »
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Tonight is for either doing, or cancelling due to lack of oomph, the schadenfreude happydances.  I can't sustain schadenfreude.

Happydances about genuine social justice progress, however, are not cancelled, just postponed until I have what it takes to do 'em properly.

 
I think it should be no surprise that I wouldn't let social justice progress get in the way of quality schadenfreude.  Every time I saw a Romney sign while doing the Unpleasant Chore, I pointed and let out a Nelson Laugh.


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Re: Election Night in the U.S.: Which Races Are You Watching?
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2012, 08:04:16 am »
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In other good news: Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin and Richard "Rape is God's Will" Mourdock are both out.

I was very happy to see this.
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« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2012, 08:07:14 am »
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From this liberal/progressive's point of view, a great night.


OK, I had to really dig to find some bad news in this election, but here it is: Michele Bachmann, who looked to be on the verge of losing her seat in the House of Representatives last night, pulled out the win.

At least she'll still be providing an endless flow of entertaining stupidity.
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« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2012, 11:04:44 am »
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AND Maine and Maryland both legalized same sex marriage, BY POPULAR VOTE. First time it's ever been legalized via referendum.


This makes me so proud to be a Maryland native!
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Re: Election Night in the U.S.: Which Races Are You Watching?
« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2012, 11:19:11 am »
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For me:

1. Obama vs. Mitt, obviously.
(The former, I pray! But I can't call it.)


I don't trust any politician at this point. Neither would be my pick and wasn't.


Quote from: Altair;79864
2. The 4 same-sex marriage ballot initiatives in ME, MD, MN, & WA

Winning even 1 would be a victory, depriving anti-SSM forces of the argument that "every state that has ever let the people vote has rejected SSM"; winning 2 or more--dare I dream, all 4?--would be awesome. Losing all 4 would be a setback, but only a temporary one, considering polling of younger voters is overwhelmingly pro-SSM.


I am very happy with the American voter's today. Not only did three these pass but first openly gay Senator. What a great moment.
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« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2012, 12:21:19 pm »
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I cried watching the President's speech. Gods, I love this country. When I see progress like we've seen tonight, with rape cheerleaders like Akin and Mourdock defeated, same sex marriage voted in, and the defeat of a theocratic bully in the Presidential race, I have so much hope for my country.

 
^ This on all points.  Great night for America. I have had some faith in humanity restored.

Looks like the 'tards over of Faux are losing their minds as expected.
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« Reply #59 on: November 07, 2012, 12:41:55 pm »
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Looks like the 'tards over of Faux are losing their minds as expected.


Keep it civil, please.  They may be losing their minds, and they may deservedly be figures of fun, but that kind of offensive terminology is unacceptable.  You should be able to come up with better descriptors.

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