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April 6th, 2011

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02:43 pm - Hopeful Political News
Democrat JoAnne Kloppenburg has won yesterdays Wisconsin Supreme Court election by 204 votes. If this survives a recount, then in addition to the fate of the vile anti-union bill that was recently passed looking far worse than it did before this election, I'm guessing we're also seeing a nice bellwether for the 2012 elections.

I have no idea why anyone but evil rich people & white supremacists ever consider voting for tea-baggers (or for that matter, for any Republican candidate), but a disturbingly large number of people did in 2010, and are now seeing that instead of claims to improve the economy or reduce government waste, the tea-baggers' actual goals are union-busting and an exceptionally regressive social agenda. Many people clearly need to actually see how vile & idiotic conservative Republican elected officials actually are to be convinced to vote against them, but currently they seem to be noticing. We can also see this in the fact that Glenn Beck's show has been cancelled due to falling ratings.
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Date:April 6th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
Yay all around! I need to sign up to volunteer for Obama's re-election campaign. We need Obama in office again so the health care law can take full effect in 2014.
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Date:April 7th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
I honestly think Obama doesn't have much to worry about - in 2012 he's going to be a President with an improving economy and a bunch of impressively lame Republican challengers. At least out your way, I think volunteering for Dems for the Senate or House would be a better choice.
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Date:April 6th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
We can also see this in the fact that Glenn Beck's show has been cancelled due to falling ratings.

Oh that's awesome! (I say this as someone whose main source of news about the US is The Daily Show.)

Good news about Kloppenburg too. *crosses fingers for the recount*
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Date:April 7th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
See, I told you it's wasn't the Conservapocalypse. But watch out for a few more bumpy ways between now and, say, mind 2013.

Incidentally, given the Republican history on gerrymandering, you'd have to be a pretty stupid white supremacist to vote GOP. The GOP strategy when unleashed tends to produce one minority-majority sacrificial district, then several extra-majority safe-seats. The GOP believes they can win the map; the white supremacist realizes that battle has already been lost for this generation.
Date:April 7th, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)

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