From the daily archives: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We’re not sure but State Representative Connie Pillich just might be an indestructible cyborg.

Connie Pillich was first elected to the Ohio House of Representatives during the Strickland midterm/Obama elections in 2008 in which the Democrats took control of the House… on the district maps drawn by the Republicans.

She first stood for re-election in 2010 – a year in which the Democrats had, um, a bit of a setback.   Her opponent, Mike Wilson, was the founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party- which was kind of a thing back in 2010, like parachute pants were in late 1980s.

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Republicans took a beating yesterday on many fronts.   No doubt many socially conservative Rs are currently blaming it on Romney in manner similar to this: “It’s our own fault for nominating that squishy RINO Romney.  I nearly died when he said he believed in abortion exceptions.  Barack Obama would be packing his bags right now if we’d just nominated a staunch social conservative like Rick Santorum!”

To these people, I present the following facts about yesterday’s election:

 

Three states voted to legalize same sex marriage (Maine, Maryland and Washington).   Minnesota voted down a same-sex marriage ban.

 

Two states (Washington […]

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One of the most interesting set of results in yesterday’s election came in Ohio’s Supreme Court where two incumbents – one Republican and one Democrat – lost their seats.

Democratic Justice Yvette McGee Brown was at the top of most fundraising lists throughout the campaign.

Brown received the coveted Ohio FOP endorsement with nearly unanimous support despite the fact that her opponent, Sharon Kennedy, had once been a police officer.

And The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) rated Justice Brown “Highly Recommended” while her opponent Sharon Kennedy received the first “Not Recommended” rating in recent memory.

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We won the big fights tonight…

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… but still have a lot of hard work to do.

The wins? Obvious – Obama, and Brown winning here in Ohio. Warren winning in Massachusetts. McCaskill in Missouri. A net gain in Senate seats. It was about the “soft middle” deciding that they preferred the policies of Democrats. But more importantly, it was about voters rejecting the obstructionism and lying by the modern GOP. For now, at least. The GOP spent most of Obama’s first term (and all of the last two years) doing everything in their power to block any and all progress by Obama and the Democratic Party at addressing the country’s issues. […]

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