Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Be Careful What You Wish For

Well, boys and girls, the Democrats got their asses handed to them last night, as the Republicans gained control of the House and the Teabaggers gained power and influence. The message "Take our country back" (from who?) seems to have gotten some traction with the "disaffected" and "angry" American people. I love it when the sore losers from the last election are now called "disaffected American voters".

Those same Palinite wingnuts seem to have forgotten that it was their party and their policies that created the mess we're in.

Every election is like a psychotic case of buyer's remorse, with the American people deciding they're not happy with the choices they made in the last election. Maybe if they did more research, they wouldn't be so surprised to find out who the people they elected really are. The same old Bush-era nut-jobs have successfully repackaged themselves and the always gullible American people have swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

For me it was worth losing a Democratic seat in congress if it means getting rid of the lying sack of shit from Virginia's 9th District (where I live) Rick Boucher. This guy is a Democrat in name only who is more concerned with protecting the environmental rapists in the coal industry then protecting the jobs of LGBT Americans. I lobbied for his support on passing ENDA, which he assured me in writing that he would do, only to back away over the inclusion of transgender workers, who apparently are supposed to be homeless and hungry in his version of America. Boucher is s self-loathing asshole with plenty of skeletons in his "closet" who deserves to be unemployed after 30 years in office. I'd rather deal with a Republican. At least they're honest about who they are and what they want.

Sadly, Virginia's best Democrat ever, Tom Periello also lost his congressional seat.

Some of the bright spots from yesterday include news that four openly gay Democrats, Barney Frank-MA, David Cicilline-RI, Tammy Baldwin-Milwaukee and Jared Polis-CO, kept their seats. LGBT ally Kristen Gillibrand (NY), who was appointed to replace Hillary Clinton, also kept her seat.

Andrew Cuomo defeated homophobe Carl Paladino to become Governor of New York. Cuomo has said he will sign marriage equality into law if it reaches his desk.

The city of Lexington, KY elected Vice Mayor Jim Gray as its first openly gay mayor.

Perhaps the best news of all is that Sarah Palin's failed clone Christine "I'm not a wiyotch" O'Donnell lost, big time. Now if the media would just stop asking her to talk.

This afternoon I'm going to the voter registrar's office to change my party affiliation in Independent. I am tired of being taken for granted by the Democrats. If they want my support, they're going to have to work for it.

Meanwhile, we have just two months left to see if DADT will be repealed. It's the only piece of LGBT legislation showing any signs of life this year. Forget abut passing ENDA or DOMA repeal. ENDA effectively died with Ted Kennedy, the last true liberal. We have a better chance of achieving marriage equality through the courts anyway.

What are your thoughts on the election results?
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this summary of discontent Steve.I agree with your thoughts. The House is now a haven of anti-equality, although as you indicated there are some bright spots within a few States etc.

    I tried helping Jeff Vanke in my district 6 yesterday,all day at one of the polling sites. I was amazed at how many people didn't realize there was no democrat on the ballot against Goodlatte. The media gave very little, to very,very little coverage of that race perhaps feeling there was no paid-ad money in it for them etc, as well as maybe thinking they didn't want to have to give an Independent and Libertarian equal time with Goodlatte. Anyways..Jeff Vanke-I...managed 17% against Goodlattes 77%, with Bain-L pulling 6%.

    So District 6, wanna see good ole Bob for his tenth term now..??By the way, he said he'd stop at 6 terms...oh well, the money flowing in must be quite good. Guess the public just couldn't fathom voting for an Independent..omg, they couldn't and wouldn't change their paradyme,their lazy habits of NOT doing a little enlightening research before they got to the polls, their unshakable marriage to their Party regardless of repeated abuse. Hello...the party system needs to be trashed period, along with a reversal of what the Supreme Court just open the floodgates of hundreds of millions of campaign dollars...unaccounted for, and perhaps even coming from foreign governments etc. gulp, pathetic.

    Enough of this..shake the dirt off and onward to the "we can't do that" thought of a GLBT Community Center, OUT LOUD here in little Roanoke VA ! Please join me.


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