November 2013 Election Results

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  1. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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  2. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Interesting that the Virginia gubernatorial race was being described as another referendum on Obamacare.

    Excerpted from FoxNews ...

    Another victory for Obamacare.
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I don't know if I would say there are any victories yet for Obamacare. The first one should be getting the website working for longer than a day.
     
  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I can assure you that had Cuccinelli won, it would have been trumpeted in right-wing circles as a repudiation of Obamacare.

    But, if the only thing necessary to get you to embrace Obamacare is a working website, then you probably won't have to wait very long.

    Though somehow I get the feeling you'll drop that complaint and move the goalposts to something else.

    I hope you can find something more substantive than "the website doesn't work".
     
  5. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Last I remember reading, Colorado should have 100 recreational pot stores open for business on the 1st of January.

    A booming pot tourism industry will surely ensue... Right in the middle of ski season!
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Is it surprising the Republicans lost Virginia?
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Yes and no. Virginia typically elects a Governor who is the opposite party of the sitting President. From that perspective, a huge win for Democrats.

    Frankly, the people of Virginia had to hold their noses and vote. Cuccinelli is a far right wing nut while McCauliff is a slimy, smarmy Democrat who is better suited to running campaigns than governing.


    EDIT: In other news, the bat **** Tea Party Republican lost in Alabama to a mainstream Republican.
     
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    This measure passed pretty easily. At the same time voter defeated amendment 66 which would have raised income taxes for education.

    I voted for the pot tax and voted against amendment 66. I don't think funding issues should be in our constitution as it limits the ability of lawmakers to adjust budget items as needed.
     

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  9. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    McAuliffe basically won because of this…

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...d-libertarian-in-tight-va-gubernatorial-race/
     
  10. 63dot macrumors 603

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    This election will probably make the GOP move to the center more and ditch the Tea Party. The Tea Party blaming, which is already happening, will be a convenient way for the republicans to lay blame on somebody perceived to be outside of the republican norm. What won't be addressed is the deep rooted problems with the republicans in the first place.

    What anybody who is educated about the Tea Party will know is that it was originally a protest against both the democrats and republicans and perceived gridlock in Washington along with out of control spending with both parties. The Tea Party was about small government, not xenophobia and racism. The bad actions that are being attributed to the Tea Party are actually republican ideas and small mindedness.

    The republicans basically infiltrated and took over the Tea Party when they saw a Ross Perot effect of independents and people on the fence seriously thinking about voting for a third party. In 1992, the spirit of a third party probably lost the election for the republicans who had a sitting president who once had a 90% percent approval rating which was the highest in history. But today, in 2013, embracing third party voters from the Tea Party, and then having everybody blame the shutdown on them will make the GOP lose big in 2014.

    That being said, unless the democrats can find somebody better than Biden or Clinton we may have Chris Christie as our next president. His moderate views may be a good thing for the GOP but his big mouth may be a bad thing for America. If you thought Newt was bad, you haven't seen anything yet.
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Nice spin but the Tea Party got knocked down a peg yesterday despite what Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson are telling you. Exit polls showed that Sarvis' voters would have been evenly split between Cuccinelli and McAuliffe. The TP nut in Alabama also lost.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/06/mcauliffe-wins-virginia-governor-race/
     
  12. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I disagree.

    I expect the GOP will continue to be dominated by the Tea Party unless they experience a significant setback in the 2014 midterm elections. I think it would take losing the House of Representatives to really shake the hold the Tea Party has had these past years.
     
  13. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    I don't know about origins, but it felt to me like both the tea party and occupy wall street gathered major steam during the financial bailout. Both protesting the same event, but TP angry at the givers (government) and OWS angry at the recipients (business) - of the very same dollars.
     
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    It appears that the state of Washington will not be requiring genetically engineered/modified substances in food to be labeled as being in there. Very much money was spent to convince the voters to vote no on this.

    At the same time, a measure to codify protection for initiative signature gatherers was rather handily defeated. It appears that the guy who keeps pushing this stuff is not as popular as he would like to think he is.
     
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    Not really, or at least that is my impression. The demographics of Virginia is changing, just like other places in the US. It is still a borderline 'purple' state, but I believe the Democrats will increasingly find it easier to win there. Also, the Republican party in Virginia is often perceived as being rather mean-spirited. Even some otherwise conservative churches find the Republicans' social stance unhelpful, and Northern Virginia was not at all impressed by the GOP's little maneuver in shutting the federal government down. Actions have consequences.
     
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    I guess the biggest losers in the election yesterday are the people of New York. How on earth can you elect a communist socialist extremist as your mayor? The phones at the moving companies are probably ringing off the hook today from all the productive people getting out of dodge for greener pastures because that are about to get their a$$ taxed off. They are already one of the heights taxed cities in this country and this guy won't be lowering them that is for sure.
     
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    And with that, you and your post lose all credibility and weight for any type of debate.

    BL.
     
  18. Dookieman macrumors 6502

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    lol
     
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    So DeBlasio being a big supporter of the Sandinistas an ultra left socialist party loses my creditability how?

    Ok I'll lighten up a tiny bit on the communist part but Castro being a support of the Sandinistas doesn't help you.
     
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    As a resident of Manhattan (an upper east side Jew who's not a flaming liberal!) I'm terrified of what the next four years might bring under a De Blasio administration.
     
  21. Peace macrumors Core

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    At least you'll probably get your super sized Dr. Peppers back.

    :D

    BTW . He won pretty handily. I'd say the residents of NYC wanted this guy.
     
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    You're probably right there! ;)

    My response to that... see my signature.
     
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    Guilt by association.
     
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    Speaking of pot.

    Portland, Maine, Legalizes Recreational Marijuana.

    "Portland, Maine, voters on Tuesday approved legalizing recreational marijuana for residents 21 and older. The measure, Question 1, passed with about 70 percent of the vote, making Portland the first East Coast city to legalize recreational pot."
     

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