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Our Big Fat Gay Election


But among all the very many reasons to be happy today, one of my favorite things is the stunning progress we’ve made on LGBT equality, symbolized by a few of last night’s election results. NOM has a sad today, and that’s a Good Thing. They used to crow about their “36-0” record, and to give the devil their due, they were remarkably successful in advancing the cause of bigotry and defacing various state constitutions with anti-gay graffiti.

That streak is broken. Marriage equality won in Maine, Maryland and Minnesota (and maybe Washington state too). Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay senator elected in US history.

This particular moral arc of the universe has been bending toward justice for a long time, thanks to the brave and tireless efforts of millions of people over decades. And although it has bent more sharply recently, we still have a long way to go.

But is there any doubt that having a sitting president come out in favor of marriage equality made a difference? Is there any doubt that President Obama’s successful drive to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell changed things?

Thank you, President Barack Obama. Well done, sir.http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/11/07/our-big-fat-gay-election/

when will they SEE?!?

answer: NEVER


A litigation attorney, my wife is a logical, critical thinker; and yet, when she talks about Obama, it’s about how handsome and charming he is.

Like college kids, women are emotional voters and thinkers; as a result, they are unable to make wise decisions for the benefit of the nation(Yes, there are exceptions). The Founding Fathers knew this, and that’s why women were denied the vote until the 1920s and children weren’t allowed to vote until the 1970s.


taking it especially hard...

The Republican Party gave itself one job…

Hippies Wander Into the Lions' Den, Maul Lions

Hippies Wander Into the Lions' Den, Maul Lions

Let us review:

The United States of America -- a country where only eight years ago, opposition to the right of gay and lesbian couples to form and protect their families, under the color of law, was a winning national election strategy -- for the first time by popular vote defeated an effort to discriminate against such families in one state, and endorsed the right to marry in three others.

This same United States sent a woman who is gay to its upper chamber.

The United States of America, where legal marital rape is in living memory, turned away two men who would minimize that rape and likely turned control of the entire Senate over that issue.

The United States of America, where under the color of law and under the force of terrorism whole swaths of black people were deprived of the right to vote in recent memory, saw black voting not only match levels achieved in 2008 but exceed them.

The United States of America, a country of immigrants, saw the Latino share of the vote increase, not decrease as so many predicted.

The United States of America, whose prison system is a mockery of justice, endorsed a mature and sane drug policy in three states.

The United States of America, where the disenfranchisement of women is in recent memory, sent a historic number of women to its upper chambers.

The United States of America, whose media has long been held hostage by the vendors of hair-tonic and lead alchemy, saw those self-same vendors shamed, embarrassed, and reduced to self-mockery before the world.

The United States of America, a country with the vending of black people barely out of living memory, with the systemic white supremacy very much in its living memory, re-elected a black president.


The Sad Faces Of FOX


The GOP base learned exactly-NOTHING-last night

We won’t win any elections moving forward with Latinos and women breaking against us the way they did tonight—not as the number of white men steadily decreases as a percentage of the population. But that wasn’t the issue tonight. Tonight, we could have won without them. The nail in our coffin this evening were those voters who, in the words of Alexis de Tocqueville, were bribed by the Congress by the public’s money. It was those voters who owe their idleness, and their bloated incomes and lifestyles, to the Public Sector Unions, and to food stamps and welfare...

The tragedy is, it’s our fault the 47% became as high as 47%. We thought there were enough voters left who put their country before their benefits. We were wrong. It turns out that Governor Romney was right—the 47% couldn’t be campaigned to, because Big Government Democrats did their campaigning through food stamps, Obamaphones and entitlements...


Montana Sen. Jon Tester wins re-election

Source: Salon

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. Jon Tester wins re-election.

Read more: http://www.salon.com/2012/11/07/montana_sen_jon_tester_wins_re_election/

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) won re-election against Rep. Danny Rehberg (R-Mont.), projected the Associated Press on Wednesday morning.


Tester won election in 2006 in a Democratic wave, and was a prime target for Republicans in their hopes to take over the Senate.

At the presidential level, Romney won the state by 13 points.

The race incurred nearly $30 million in outside spending, with a majority of the cash favoring Rehberg. 89,000 television ads ran in the state from June to October, according to the Wesleyan Media project, more than any other race in the country.


fun photo-shop

Washington Post: Romney Immediately Regretted Benghazi Response

Washington Post: Romney Immediately Regretted Benghazi Response


Aides to Mitt Romney told the Washington Post that Romney was upset with his much maligned handling of the Benghazi attack in September -- but decided to double down on it anyway in order to keep the base from growing demoralized.

From the Post:

By sunrise the next day, it was clear to Romney that they had acted too quickly. The campaign learned that four Americans had been killed in an attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Even to some Republicans, Romney’s hasty statement looked insensitive.

“We screwed up, guys,” Romney told aides on a conference call that morning, according to multiple people on the call. “This is not good.”

His advisers told him that, if he took back his statement, the neoconservative wing of the party would “take his head off.” He stood by it during an appearance in Florida. Two days later, Obama traveled to Joint Base Andrews to meet the four flag-draped coffins.


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