Wednesday, November 07, 2012

A lovely election except in my little corner of the world


Here's the new Senator from Massachusetts, telling it like it is.

And here's the new lesbian Senator from Wisconsin -- who'd have thought such a person would ever exist?
“There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it’s now O.K. to express ourselves publicly. We make that day by doing things publicly until it’s simply the way things are.”Tammy Baldwin from Queers in History

Who were the voters who made this day?

The exit polls show the white share of the electorate declining to just 72 percent, 2 points lower than 2008. African American turnout held at 13 percent, while the Hispanic share of the electorate reached 10 percent--up from 8 percent in 2008. The exit polls also show Obama winning Latino voters by an even larger margin than he did in 2008, 69-29.

Nate Cohn

That's the country we're stumbling toward. I like it here. The struggle to end the death penalty will go on, though California was not ready for Prop. 34 this year.

Lots more to come, but for today, I'm ready for my first day in a year not being obsessed about a future election.

5 comments:

Classof65 said...

My deepest sympathy goes to you -- I know how hard you worked. You put body and soul into the fight and now you must feel bruised and battered. But you reached many people with your message and in time I believe your cause will prevail.

rgilboa said...

Rest up and breathe deeply. You did great work!

bjohanna said...

The first thing I did this morning was check sfgate. I'm so sorry. I really thought this one would pass.

Michael Strickland said...

It was beyond lovely seeing you last night at Jillian's.

Damon said...

I'm really sorry that your proposition came up short. I think it was somewhat cowardly of your governor to not publicly endorse it, but then announce later that he'd voted for it. Take a stand! There will come a time when the death penalty is seen for what it really is. Until that day, I appreciate the efforts of all people who fight against it. Thank you.

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