Wednesday, November 3, 2010

quoting from the HRC campaign's flyers:

Yesterday, a record number of openly LGBT candidates prevailed, including newly elected David Cicilline (D) of Rhode Island, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA). So. Yay.

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) spent millions, and although they ousted three Iowa judges who ruled for marriage equality, many of their favored candidates lost – like Tea Party darlings Christine O'Donnell in Delaware (who founded a group to "cure" homosexuality) and Sharron Angle in Nevada (who refused donations from pro-equality companies), as well as Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman in California and Carl Paladino in New York. The man who likened homosexuality to alcoholism, Colorado's Ken Buck, also went down in defeat.

Proving, I think, that in the USA extremists and bigots are still universally distrusted and disliked.


  1. Thanks for sharing that, AM. Glad to hear something reassuring about the elections, since we're looking forward to a gubernatorial recount here in MN.

    I myself probably look like a refugee from the HRC store, after getting a little crazy in the San Francisco branch on vacation last week...

  2. That really is a breath of fresh air, AM. It seems like we hear so much bad news in our struggle. Thank you for posting the good news. :)


  3. Hey Chris, I didn't know you were in Minnesota. That's where my mother lives. The politics in that state are very unique, aren't they.

    Jason, I try to see what gains we've made instead of freaking out. But I'm in California, where we managed to hang onto our progressive Senator and elected Brown over crazy greedy biatca this time around, so I'm feeling a little less depressed than some people in other parts of the country.

  4. I am! Uptown Minneapolis. :) Yeah, we surprise ourselves all the time here...

    I was in California when the election results were announced. :)