Election Results: June 2010
Now that the scorpion, Blanche Lincoln, defeated a Democrat in the Democratic primary, can we say to Democrats in Arkansas, just let the real Republican win the Senate this time? Is there really any redeeming value to Blanche Lincoln as Democrats? I can't think of any. She is an abomination. And Bill Clinton, shame on you.
Propositions 16 and 17 in California: You can't fool all the people all the time, but with enough money to spend, you can fool 47-48% of the California electorate. Propositions 16 and 17 lost, but 47-48% of the electorate in California voted "yes" on those two cynical and corporate-funded propositions. Too close for comfort, but a win is a win.
Too bad Marcy Winograd lost to the near scorpion, Jane Harman in California's Congressional District in southwest Los Angeles (north of Long Beach, south of Santa Monica). Harman is pretty bad, but her opponent this year, Mattie Fein, is simply a corporate elitist alien. She's pretty, though...but a carpetbagger, too. I mean, she moves from DC, with hubby right wing lawyer, Bruce Fein, to southwest of Los Angeles to run for this seat. While I noted her supposed attack on Harman from the left on civil liberties, I am not fooled. Her website does not highlight it as an issue, and her overall recipe for American public policy is that of a Kanimit cookbook.
And what is it with all these women running? Wow. I am happy to see it, but of course, all this proves is that the Sixties women's movement was wrong that women entering politics would fundamentally change the direction of American politics. Identity politics is an illusion in that sense. Just look at Nikki Haley in South Carolina. She is a political hack from word one. There is nothing there but ambition. And she could be the first true female version of Bill Clinton: "I did not have sex with those men!"
There are more important things to discuss, but I have to get to work...:-)
ADDENDUM 6/10/10: Glenn Greenwald gives the grisly details of both Clinton and Obama exploiting people's loyalty to a truly odious incumbent politician that is Blanche Lincoln.