Atlantis Alumni

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election Bright Spots

The defeat of several Republican far right "fringe" candidates as well as historic marriage equality victories are the bright spots for me in yesterday's election results.

The New York Times puts it this way:

President Obama’s dramatic re-election victory was not a sign that a fractured nation had finally come together on Election Day. But it was a strong endorsement of economic policies that stress job growth, health care reform, tax increases and balanced deficit reduction — and of moderate policies on immigration, abortion and same-sex marriage. It was a repudiation of Reagan-era bromides about tax-cutting and trickle-down economics, and of the politics of fear, intolerance and disinformation. 
 It's good to see the policies of Republican saint Reagan debunked once more.

The Times again:

...Christopher Murphy’s victory over Linda McMahon in the Senate race in Connecticut, Joe Donnelly’s defeat of Richard Mourdock in Indiana’s Senate race and Claire McCaskill’s defeat of Todd Akin in the Missouri Senate race showed the price the Republicans are paying for nominating fringe candidates in their primaries.
Republicans love to trumpet how the country is "center-right," but last night's results show clearly that the country rejects right wing extremism. 

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