It was bad day for Tea Party Republicans and a great day for gay rights. Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin) will become the first openly gay United States Senator. Four states including neighbor Maryland approved gay marriage. Reactionary tea baggers Todd Akin, Richard Mourdoch, Tom Smith and others went down to humiliating defeats. Missouri and Indiana were supposed to be easy wins for the GOP until a couple of morons opened their mouths. Elizabeth Warren ousted Scott Brown from Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat and joins a whole binder full of women U.S. Senators.
In spite of Congress’ awful approval ratings voters somehow managed to keep a status quo which doesn’t function. Republicans keep control of Congress and Democrats the Senate. If the GOP continues filibustering every piece of legislation nothing will be accomplished. Considering the fact their was no blowback for the gridlock they created I don’t see any motivation on their part to change. If they weren’t made to pay for what they did why would they do things any differently going forward?
The billions spent by outside groups via Citizens United didn’t defeat Obama but they did seem to have an influence on Congressional races. From a macro standpoint Americans hate Congress but on a micro level they like theirs. Democrats lost a golden opportunity to hit them for voting (twice) to gut Medicare and to want to privatize Social Security. In spite of their pitiful efforts millions of senior citizens voted for these morons. Wait, who’s the moron? If you vote to end your Social Security and Medicare you’re the moron.
Colorado and Washington both legalized marijuana. I’ll be close to Colorado the next four weeks… If I miss my flight back don’t come looking for me.