Big changes happened Tuesday Night & the same old, same old from the Conservative South

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New York’s 23rd Congressional District Democratic candidate Bill Owens celebrates his victory at Democratic headquarters in Plattsburgh, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 4. (Image AP)

Referendum 71 in Washington State passes witch allows domestic partnerships between homosexual couples.

Maine MAY reject gay marriage, not all of the precincts are reporting yet, but the opponents seem to have the edge right now.

But according to CNN, this is huge news for Medical Marijuana proponents;

Medical marijuana in Maine: ‘Yes’ has lead

Early results seemed to favor the passage of a measure that would expand the use of medical marijuana in Maine.

With 87 percent of precincts reporting, 59 percent of voters chose “yes” in the referendum, according to the Bangor (Maine) Daily News.

Voters in Maine, one of 14 states to allow the use of medical marijuana, were asked to decide whether to expand the list of conditions that could be treated with medical marijuana and make it easier to expand the list further. It also would create state-licensed dispensaries.

It looks like for the first time in over 140 years a Democrat wins district 23 in New York State. This is a big achievement considering that the Republicans really screwed this one up, big time.

In Virginia, the Republicans have a full sweep, Governor, Lt. Governor and AG – no surprise here, land of the Teabaggers.

The big victory for Republicans on Tuesday night was New Jersey Governor, incumbent, Corzine being unseated.

While Republicans are going to hoop and holler that they had major victories last night, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. I see that progressives and liberals made HUGE steps forward.

• Domestic Partnerships in Washington State

• Medical Marijuana in Maine

• NY District 23 rejecting not only a Conservative but also a moderate Republican for the first time in over 140 years.

Republicans might think the tide is turning, but it looks like to me that we are still a nation divided on many issues.

11 comments ↓

#1 Interloper on 11.04.09 at 5:25 am

What libs are overlooking is that in the NY 23rd, a THIRD-PARTY candidate did well. Of course the RINOs who voted for RINO Dede before as a state legislator were going to go for Owens…she was a Dem anyway. I predict that Owens will not hold on to this seat.

It is also interesting to note that other lefty blogs are crowing about NY 23rd and a rejection of Palin via her endorsement.

Using that (il)logic, then Obama’s endorsement is also the kiss of death, given what happened in NJ and VA. NJ is HUGE.

#2 l3wis on 11.04.09 at 5:33 am

Well first off, if you just look at the ballot measures alone, it was a huge night for progressives, compassion and equality. Three words conservative Republicans do not embrace.

Corzine sucked as a governor, it had little to do with him being a Democrat and Republicans winning elections in the South is just as common as them winning here, no biggy.

#3 Ghost of Dude on 11.04.09 at 7:35 am

What libs are overlooking is that in the NY 23rd, a THIRD-PARTY candidate did well.

If by “well” you mean split the republican vote, thus allowing the dem to walk away with the win, then yes, he did well.

So well, in fact, that the balance of power in congress is now weighed even more heavily in favor of the dems.

Way to shoot yourselves in the foot, GOP.

#4 Sy on 11.04.09 at 9:00 am

Hoffman had always been considered a long shot and again, the fact that Scuzzyfavre drew 5% and endorsed Owens shows the Republicans were 100% correct in launching her. Owens won by what? 1%? So she’s obviously more about her personal ambition that doing what’s best for her party.

The Corzine loss is far more striking, especially when you consider New Jersey is about as blue a State as you can get, which goes without saying that it’s also battling with NY as the most overtaxed & battling with Chicago as having the most corrupt poltical machine in the country.

#5 Randall on 11.04.09 at 9:03 am

And speaking of politics…

I’m watching C-SPAN – Virginia Foxx is speaking…

Is she insane? Does she believe what she’s saying? OR is she just a horrible, horrible person?

Wow. What a hateful, stupid, horrible little woman. She needs to be put somewhere where someone can keep an eye on her.

Wow…

#6 Ghost of Dude on 11.04.09 at 9:16 am

So she’s obviously more about her personal ambition that doing what’s best for her party.

Good. Party loyalty is a disease.

#7 Randall on 11.04.09 at 9:31 am

Good???

Dude, she’s insane!

…she’s sick in the head, man.

#8 Costner on 11.04.09 at 10:25 am

Randall… you’re talking about two different people.

Sy: The Corzine loss is far more striking

You think so? My perception is a paper sack could have ran against Corzine and won. The man just wasn’t very popular and his name didn’t appear beside good news very often.

I’m also not sure Jersey is nearly as blue as you suggest. Their last ten governors are made up of 5 Dems and 5 Reps, and even when Corzine was elected to the Senate back in 2000 he only won by a 3% margin.

However, even the most blue states can (and do) elect Republicans to Governor. Just look at California or New York. California elected Arnold, and NY had Pataki for three terms before Spitzer took over (Patterson doesn’t really count since he was never elected, and I have my doubts he could win if he tried).

#9 John2 on 11.04.09 at 10:47 am

New Jersey is not, blue as blue can be. New Jersey is the state of Christine Whitman, et. al. Corzine lost and deserved to lose because he’s a Goldman Sachs man, a bankster. NJ is not “huge” – it’s a sign of relief to be done with the bankster.

#10 Sy on 11.04.09 at 11:13 am

If you look at who NJ has been sending to Congress and who typically carries the state for POTUS, you can argue it’s pretty damn blue. They haven’t had a Republican Senator since 1982. Their Congressional delegation has been mostly Dem. for decades too.

Also, Obama had campaigned pretty hard for Corzine, several visits and robo calls on his behalf. Doesn’t Obama know that JC is one of those evil “banksters”?

#11 Costner on 11.04.09 at 11:34 am

Obama knew Corzine was a Democrat… that is all he needed to know. Had there been another Democratic candidate running and if it was going to be a close race, I’m sure Obama would have been there for that person too.

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