- In Maine, same-day registration and voting will be reinstated after Regressive republicans legislated to eliminate the popular practice as a way to suppress the vote (fewer people voting always means better results for republicans);
- Mississippi's "personhood" law, making all forms of birth control illegal, making all forms of abortion illegal, including in the cases of rape or incest, and making a fertilized egg "a person" at the moment of conception failed. If a far rightwing law like this can fail in a bright red, goober-filled, moronic state like Mississippi, it has no chance to pass anywhere else;
- in Arizona, the Repressive republican president of the Senate, and the architect of the harsh anti-immigration law in that state, was recalled;
- In Michigan, Regressive republican representative Paul Scott lost his seat after backing policies that weakened teacher tenure and cut education spending;
- And the biggest win for Liberals was in Ohio, where, by a huge margin, voters overturned Gov John Kasich's anti-collective bargaining legislation. Voters said loudly and clearly they wouldn't stand for Kasich's war on the American worker.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Far Rightwing Laws Go Down in Flames
Last night the Regressive republicans got their teeth kicked in all over the country as Americans went to the polls. Rightwing extremist ideas were soundly rejected all across the country: