November 8th, 2011
|08:35 pm - Excellent election news|
There were no elections in Portland today, but it looks to be a very good day in other parts of the US. In Mississippi, the insane personhood for blastocysts amendment failed, with 55% of people voting against it.
Also, in Ohio Issue 2, the ballot measure to vote on the horrific anti-public employee union bill failed to pass, meaning that the law pass by the Republican-controlled Ohio state government has been overturned. It looks like the tea-baggers' brief heyday is over. Hopefully, next year we'll see them turned out of local and federal office.
Current Mood: pleased
I'm still somewhat frightened that apparently 45% of voters voted for the Personhood amendment. That's kind of horrifying.
|Date:||November 9th, 2011 05:13 am (UTC)|| |
I completely agree. Mississippi is one of the poorest, least educated, and most conservative states in the US, but that's still far too many people voting for something quite that scary and that idiotic.
|Date:||November 9th, 2011 06:28 am (UTC)|| |
Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
Yeah, a 2.6% swing and it would have gone the other way. Faaar too close.
|Date:||November 9th, 2011 10:55 am (UTC)|| |
There are definitely times when I wish that instead of the Civil War, Lincoln had just let the South secede, then the rest of the US wouldn't have to deal with those states. If the South wished to do so now, I'd strongly support it.
I do sometimes think that because the USA is so big it polarises more, particularly around certain issues. If they weren't hot button topics then it would be easier to move the debate forward.
Good idea. Can we please give Texas and Arizona back to Mexico while we're at it? As long as we get to keep California, of course.
Hopefully, next year we'll see them turned out of local and federal office.
Seconded. And I live in Ohio, so this was kind of a nail-biter for me.
Thank the gods! And the American people for coming to their senses!