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Old 11-08-2011, 11:10 AM   #421
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The metaphor of the U.S. electoral system being a driver ramming a car in D and R between two concrete barriers carries on, then.
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Eh, I've never been a big fan of Erickson. Every time I see him on tv or check out redstate, he just seems to be saying what/who he's against and never what/who he's for. He's just being overly-dramatic because he's not getting his way.


that's fair. i find Erickson to be a huge intellectual step down from virtually everyone else called upon to give commentary on CNN, which is really saying something.

it's still there, though, and the point is that this is something Romney is going to have to deal with, and i agree that he will have to prove his conservative credentials if elected -- which means push for an anti-gay amendment to the constitution, further reductions of reproductive freedom, appointing only graduates of Liberty "University" to federal judgships, etc.
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that's fair. i find Erickson to be a huge intellectual step down from virtually everyone else called upon to give commentary on CNN, which is really saying something.

it's still there, though, and the point is that this is something Romney is going to have to deal with, and i agree that he will have to prove his conservative credentials if elected -- which means push for an anti-gay amendment to the constitution, further reductions of reproductive freedom, appointing only graduates of Liberty "University" to federal judgships, etc.
He doesn't really add much, does he? In fact, everything he said in that op-ed, I had already said here in FYM.

That said, he doesn't bother me on CNN. I'd rather listen to anyone other than Gloria Borger. Maybe it's just her voice or mannerisms...I can't stand her.
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Cain is not the victim.

and his 15 minutes is coming to an end.
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He doesn't really add much, does he? In fact, everything he said in that op-ed, I had already said here in FYM.

the difference is that a lot of people read redstate.com, and he commands an audience and gives voice to a large set of people who read and comment on his blog.
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the "personhood" (read: anti-choice) amendment fails in MS.

the anti-union law in OH is crushed.

the Dem wins in KY.

also, VA elected it's first openly gay state senator.
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And being fair and balanced:

Looks like the GOP might win the MS state House.
The Republican won the MS governor race.
The Obamacare mandate was overwhelmingly rejected in OH.
And I haven't heard the latest, but there's a chance the GOP takes back the VA Senate. Hasn't been called yet, though. A GOP win would give them total control of the state.

All in all, really no surprises, except for maybe the personhood thing. I don't know a lot about it, but from what I've heard even some conservatives and pro-lifers weren't fully behind it.
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and a conservative court upheld the Affordable Care Act mandate.

but the biggest thing is the Ohio union vote, not the win but the margin of the win. the state is looking a little bit bluer today.

all in all, as you said, no surprises. looking like the anti-incumbancy fervor of 2010 has abated.
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but from what I've heard even some conservatives and pro-lifers weren't fully behind it.
Some actually have an understanding of science... this is a good sign.
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and a conservative court upheld the Affordable Care Act mandate.

but the biggest thing is the Ohio union vote, not the win but the margin of the win. the state is looking a little bit bluer today.

all in all, as you said, no surprises. looking like the anti-incumbancy fervor of 2010 has abated.
But the thing that's going to impact 2012 more isn't the action of any court but how badly the voters reject it. And though it was basically symbolic, the swing state of Ohio rejected it two-to-one. That's not a good sign for Democrats.

Regarding the union bill, I heard Karl Rove talking last night and he said a number of individual elements of the bill were fairly popular (and I've read a couple articles this morning saying the same), but the collective bargaining part wasn't and brought the whole thing down. We'll see if it's revamped in any way.
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from my perspective, the ACA is simply good policy (and one that will get better), whether or not it's popular with voters.

both OH and FL have very unpopular governors, giving Obama good opportunities to hold those states.

VA is interesting -- though the Gov campaigned as a Christianist, he's been very moderate in office (despite his psychotic AG) and has worked well with Democrats. however, GOP gains in the Senate were supposed to have been bigger than they were.

still, despite how much bluer VA has become thanks to it's liberal, educated northern suburbs that have given the state so much revenue, it's not like i should start planning my Virginia wedding anytime soon.
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