Democracy is Still Alive in America

Citizens United Rejected By Voters In Montana, Colorado

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a major backer of the anti-Citizens United resolution, addresses the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In America One Can’t Buy a Presidential Election

UPDATE (11/10/12)

I thought the worse thing about this election was the Citizens United law which allowed big investors to give unlimited funds to the candidates without even having to reveal themselves. The election also proved one thing–the best thing–you can’t buy an election. At least not a Presidential election. This shows that democracy is still alive in the United States. I find that very reassuring.  I feel no sympathy whatsoever for all those billionaires and millionaires who lost a ton of money.  Even though their wasted money won’t  make a dent in their bank accounts, I’m sure they hate losing even a dollar.

Carl Rove raised 100+ million dollars from himself and his friends to support Romney and many Republican candidates.  None of the people he supported won (reference: Rachel Maddow Show of 11/7).  I think this flagrant attempt to buy an election, causes a backlash.  It does with me.

 

Personally, I’m very disappointed that the Democrats didn’t win the House of Representatives. That would have made a big difference and stopped the gridlock, but it didn’t happen.
I think this election shows how much more liberal this country has moved since the last election.  The Republican Party is regressive while the majority of the population is progressing.  People are always moving forward.  Conservatives are usually scared of change, but now they seem to want to go backwards.  I think that change is one thing that the conservatives can’t control which makes them feel insecure.

Another good thing about the election is that a few right-wing nuts got thrown out  (i.e., Allen West and Todd Aiken).  Although, I wouldn’t classify Scott Brown as a right-wing nut, I’m glad he’s out of the picture.

[Update (11/9/12) You may have heard the latest Allen West news. He is refusing to concede his loss to Patrick Murphy. West has over $2 million in the bank, has hired a massive legal team and has already filed two lawsuits.  Allen West has told his supporters there is “no rush” and that means he plans to tie Patrick Murphy up with lengthy and expensive legal battles.  (taken from email received from Lois Frankel, just elected to the House from Florida and friend of Patrick Murphy)]

I’m so happy that Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gilibrand won.

I hope we can get more liberal Democratic women into the Senate and the House like Ashley Judd whom hopefully will run in 2014.

“Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it”…Ashley Judd
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