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Good News from yesterday's election.
#1
Good News from yesterday's election.
Deeply red Oklahoma got a DEMOCRAT HOUSE SEAT.

And Nevada's Senate seat also went DEMOCRAT!

And Republican GOV Scott Walker defeated in Wisconsin!

AND the orange turd is going to have his ass crawled up by the House now that it is under Dem control.

Two Muslim women elected. First Native American elected to congress. I love pissing off asshole bigots.
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#2
RE: Good News from yesterday's election.
(November 7, 2018 at 7:56 am)Brian37 Wrote: I love pissing off asshole bigots.

So how come you are taking the credit for it? It wasn't all down to you surely.
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#3
RE: Good News from yesterday's election.
(November 7, 2018 at 8:03 am)IWNKYAAIMI Wrote:
(November 7, 2018 at 7:56 am)Brian37 Wrote: I love pissing off asshole bigots.

So how come you are taking the credit for it? It wasn't all down to you surely.

You got me, I did it all by myself. Um no, my name isn't Trump. 

I didn't claim I run the country did I? I am simply saying I love doing my small part to piss off asshole bigots.
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#4
RE: Good News from yesterday's election.
Elaine Luria-D UNSEATED two-term Republican incumbent Scott Taylor in the race for VA's 2nd Congressional seat.
Also, Governor Tim Kaine won re-election in VA.
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#5
RE: Good News from yesterday's election.
I'm glad that one of those Muslim women, Ilhan Omar, was elected in my state. I had something to do with that. However, I didn't vote for her in the primary, but rather for a more moderate Democrat, Margaret Anderson Kelliher. While I agree with Ilhan Omar on a lot of issues, I thought she was too far to the left, and that would hurt her chances at election and her ability to get things done in Washington. We'll see about the latter, but in this election, a lot of candidates won on very progressive platforms. This seems to indicate that Democrats as a whole are becoming more progressive rather than keeping to the center in order to win elections. I have to wonder if that isn't a window into 2020, when we can possibly expect a true liberal to emerge in the presidential primaries. The next two years of Democrat control of the house will likely have a lot to do with whether that comes to pass or not. I suspect that legislation and the federal government will shift toward the center as a result, and that contentious fights between the two parties will be the norm. That could set the stage for a candidate who is more centrist than those that Democrats are electing this year.
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RE: Good News from yesterday's election.
(November 7, 2018 at 9:53 am)Jörmungandr Wrote: I'm glad that one of those Muslim women, Ilhan Omar, was elected in my state.  I had something to do with that.  However, I didn't vote for her in the primary, but rather for a more moderate Democrat, Margaret Anderson Kelliher.  While I agree with Ilhan Omar on a lot of issues, I thought she was too far to the left, and that would hurt her chances at election and her ability to get things done in Washington.  We'll see about the latter, but in this election, a lot of candidates won on very progressive platforms.  This seems to indicate that Democrats as a whole are becoming more progressive rather than keeping to the center in order to win elections.  I have to wonder if that isn't a window into 2020, when we can possibly expect a true liberal to emerge in the presidential primaries.  The next two years of Democrat control of the house will likely have a lot to do with whether that comes to pass or not.  I suspect that legislation and the federal government will shift toward the center as a result, and that contentious fights between the two parties will be the norm.  That could set the stage for a candidate who is more centrist than those that Democrats are electing this year.

As far as "center" depends on what you mean. 

Economically there is no "center" only dems being slightly right of center. Socially dems are on the right side, but because Reagan started the age of union busting  and deregulation our Politicians have been pulled economically to the right, not because they wanted to, but because back then our voters gave up. Our politicians have been held hostage by the GOP on economics because they have dominated the voting districts which has force our politicians to compete on their terms, not ours.

But  right now, I'll take that gridlock over continually caving in to the GOP. They have been winning the tug of war since Reagan and that needs to stop both socially and economically.
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#7
RE: Good News from yesterday's election.
As far as Michigan goes, we will now have a Democrat for a governor, and all three ballot measures passed. Marijuana will be legal, there will be a commission to handle redistricting, and we will have same-day voting registration and automatic voting registration when you get/renew your driver's license.
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#8
RE: Good News from yesterday's election.
(November 7, 2018 at 8:03 am)IWNKYAAIMI Wrote:
(November 7, 2018 at 7:56 am)Brian37 Wrote: I love pissing off asshole bigots.

So how come you are taking the credit for it? It wasn't all down to you surely.

You should probably watch out for being offended by that. The optics....

Michigan made out like a bandit!

Business as usual here in SC, though....
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
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#9
RE: Good News from yesterday's election.
(November 7, 2018 at 9:22 am)Thena323 Wrote: Elaine Luria-D UNSEATED two-term Republican incumbent Scott Taylor in the race for VA's 2nd Congressional seat.
Also, Governor Tim Kaine won re-election in VA.

I think you mean Senator.
"Tradition" is just a word people use to make themselves feel better about being an asshole.
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#10
RE: Good News from yesterday's election.
In Louisiana, we overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment requiring unanimous jury verdicts in felony trials, doing away with a remnant of Jim Crow "justice" in which defendants could be convicted 10-2 or 11-1. (I'll leave it to you to take a wild guess which group was mostly affected by these non-unanimous verdicts.)

Thus, Oregon -- curiously -- remains the only state in the country in which non-unanimous juries can convict defendants for felony offenses.
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