Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Gains

The voters of South Dakota voted down the abortion ban, defeating not only the ban itself but also the attempt to force it up to the Supreme Court, giving Bush's new appointees an opportunity to reverse Roe v. Wade.

The Dems have taken the House.

They may have taken the Senate.

Although many House and Senate seats went from Republican to Democrat, not a one had gone in the other direction as of the time of this post. Ditto governorships.

Rumsfeld has been forced to resign.

Bush has been forced to change his rhetoric about "stay the course".

Arizona defeated the gay marriage ban.

Claire McGaskill won in Missouri, not only a wonderful win in and of itself, but a giant wet cow pie in the face for Rush and his mockery of Michael J. Fox.

Fine in Maine, Sherwood in Pennsylvania, and Sweeney in New York -- as Jill at Brilliant at Breakfast calls them, the women beaters, all lost!

Richard Pombo, one of the worst Representatives in the history of the universe, lost! Only those of us who come from the Central Valley of California can know how wonderful that is. Not as good as Rumsfeld' resignation only because he didn't have as much power.

Attorney General Phil Kline, famous for his extreme anti-choice stance, of Kansas lost his re-election bid.

Eliot Spitzer won the Governorship of New York.

Deval Patrick became the first African-American governor of Massachusetts.

In Ohio, Ken Blackwell, the Secretary of State who stole the 2004 election for Bush by sending too few voting machines into Democratic districts, among many other nefarious ploys, lost his bid to be governor!

We can dance in the streets, beloved.

10 comments:

Cuppa said...

We are dancin' in our little corner of the world here in Canada too. One two three, one two three, one....

Anvilcloud said...

I hope that some of the great division heals over.

gawilli said...

Oh my heavens what a wonderful day it has been all around! We even had our own little celebration in Indiana! What a day indeed!

Maya's Granny said...

I also hope some of the division heals. As I look at the line-up of people who were voted out and who have resigned under disgrace recently, it seems to me that a great many of the great dividers are gone.

This is the most hopeful I've felt since September 11, 2001.

Ally Bean said...

Great summary. Change is afoot. Yeah.

J said...

Yeah, I finally started really feeling better when they announced VA went Democratic-ish. I hadn't realized how much I was preparing myself for disapointment.

Py Korry said...

I was watching the Newshour yesterday and they were talking about how the wins the Dems had were from areas that are more conservative areas of the country. What's interesting is that this *may* signal a shift in the Dem's base of support. We'll see...

JF said...

I'm proud of Virginia- my home state- they're finally waking up a little from the Republican fog. I hope it holds.

Ginnie said...

A very good recap. I agree with A.C. and hope that this will be the beginning of a cohesion among all our representatatives...but I want us to stay strong, too. I pray that the Democrats will hold fast and not cave in to all the shenanigans that put the Rep's in there in the first place. These last 6 years have really opened my eyes and we CAN'T afford to let it go on.

Chancy said...

I danced in the street
On the roof top I shouted
"Oh my, ain't it sweet
The Rethugs have been routed"

:)