elections

Nov. 3rd, 2010 01:38 pm
gwynnega: (coffee poisoninjest)
[personal profile] gwynnega
I'm not happy about yesterday's Republican gains. But I am delighted beyond words that Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina lost. Delighted to say goodbye to Ahnold and hello again to Jerry Brown. (Maybe we'll even be able to pass a budget now.)

So, not thrilled about the state of the country, but happy to live in California...

Date: 2010-11-03 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rose-lemberg.livejournal.com
Not in CA anymore, but I still care about the state and a I EVER happy that Arnold went bye bye, and Meg Whitman was not elected. Perhaps they will now try to rebuild secondary and higher education and again provice the necessary support to people with disabilities. Or is it too much to hope for?

Date: 2010-11-03 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rose-lemberg.livejournal.com
Oh, god, don't get me started on Meg. CA dodged a bullet there.

Date: 2010-11-03 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rose-lemberg.livejournal.com
Also I am taking solace in the blueness of my former state, but my current state is so RED, I am trying to tune it out...

Date: 2010-11-03 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krylyr.livejournal.com
Geez, I cannot begin to express how happy I was Meg Whitman lost. I was all geared up for her to win. I guess it's not that easy to buy an election after all, because if it was, she would have been elected.

Also happy about Boxer, and Hasta La Vista the Governator. Bummed Prop 19 didn't pass, though.

Date: 2010-11-03 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] treebee.livejournal.com
It just makes me sick how much she spent. Even a fraction of a fraction of that money would make my life so much better.

Date: 2010-11-03 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] willowgreen.livejournal.com
I voted for Prop 19, but considering all that could've gone badly in the California elections and didn't, I'm not unduly upset it didn't pass. I did think Prop 19 made a lot of sense, though.

I feel exactly the same way. The San Jose newspaper pointed out that 19 would have created an untenable legal situation and failed to create the infrastructure we'd need to regulate and tax marijuana. I can't disagree with that. Usually I vote against propositions that are well-intentioned but look like they'll cause as many problems as they solve, but in this case I had to vote for it anyway, just because it was the right thing to do. But I admit to feeling some small amount of relief that we won't be presented with the challenge of dealing with it just yet.

Date: 2010-11-03 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krylyr.livejournal.com
I agree - 19 not passing is small potatoes in comparison to things like Brown winning.

Also - so thankful 23 did *not* pass and got beat down so vehemently. I was so mad about that one .

Date: 2010-11-03 09:37 pm (UTC)
usedtobeljs: (Default)
From: [personal profile] usedtobeljs
You are definitely in a better place than I.

[hugs]

Date: 2010-11-04 05:04 am (UTC)
ext_840: john and rodney, paperwork (Default)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/tesserae_/
Somebody - Atrios? - said that a world where Jerry Brown was back but pot got voted down was a weird one indeed... I was pleased that both Boxer & Brown ran serious credible races and took their opponents seriously enough to win. Losing either seat or either of them would have been a huge loss to the public discourse as well as a disastrous result. I was also pleased that the budgeting prop - no more of that idiotic 2/3s business - and prop 23, the pollution standards one, passed.

The rest of the country, though, holy shit, with a couple notable exceptions...

(eta: I seem to have developed a random letter generator!)
Edited Date: 2010-11-04 05:05 am (UTC)

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