Wednesday, November 3, 2010

On The Elections

Some observations on yesterday's elections:

We'll Miss You: Sad to see Sen. Russ Feingold depart; he's one of the cleanest, most honorable Senators and a good progressive. Same goes for Reps. Alan Grayson of Florida (who was never afraid to call the Rethugs out), Virginia's Tom Perriello, and Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania.

Hope for Old Guys: Governor-elect Jerry Brown of California. He beat a billionaire who financed her own election, and returns to the job he served in decades ago.

Congress Is Open For Bidness: While teabagger candidates railed against big Government, you heard nary a peep on reining in corporate predators. That's because they were running as Rethugs (see Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of Ohio). Think those billions spent by corporations and front groups were out of civic duty?

Porn Takes A Hit: Carl "Porno" Paladino lost big time to Dem. Andrew Cuomo in the NY Governor's race. Can't wait to see Porno's next e-mail barrage.

Keep The Change: Extremely wealthy Rethugs "Mega Bucks" Whitman, "Snarly" Fiorina, Linda "Down for the Count" McMahon, and John "Silver Spoon" Raese blew part of their fortunes in trying to buy a position. Boo effing hoo.

Why Am I Bleeding?: Lots of criticism for the Dems and White House not selling their achievements and not countering Rethug spin and smears immediately. You can't play by the Marquess of Queensbury rules when the other side brings knives to the fight.

And then there's this snippet from Milbank's column in this morning's WaPo:
"John Boehner, Haley Barbour and other Republican leaders held a 'results watch' at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington. For a true victory party, you had to go to Fox News.

At Rupert Murdoch's cable network, the entity that birthed and nurtured the Tea Party movement, Election Day was the culmination of two years of hard work to bring down Barack Obama - and it was time for an on-air celebration of a job well done."
We hope that the Fuxers will overreach in their zeal, and poison their brand even further with a demographic to be reckoned with in the future: young, diverse, largely free of bias, and supporting progressive public policies.

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