Americans love to flirt with whacko candidates and political movements. People like George Wallace, Ross Perot and Sarah Palin sometimes actually draw some votes and attention. The "know nothing party," The "bull moose party" and here lately the "tea party (baggers)" sometimes field candidates and win some support. But sooner or later the outlandish appeal wears thin and American voters return to the middle of the road and once again begin voting for steady, reasonable candidate.
Today we have an interesting and perhaps unique condition. One of the major parties has gone almost totally over to the side of a fringe group that probably wouldn't have gotten more than a mention had it not been for their extreme hatred, vile rhetoric and obvious racist agenda. It seems like every republican from the hill on down has embraced the outlandish of the TeaBaggers and now that the fires have cooled and the American public is done playing stupid extreme politics what are they to do? Well, I suspect they will have to look in the only place where calm and moderation has been consistently a part of the agenda. They are going to be voting for democratic candidates. Yes, even the republican moderates which has traditionally made up the majority of that party will be voting democrat in the next few election cycles. Until the republicans get their act together and purge themselves of the extremists and fundamentalists that have taken over the party, the democrats will again assume total power in Washington and elsewhere.
Democrat wins special election for NY House seat
AP – Democratic candidate for the 26th District Congressional seat, Kathy Hochul arrives at a campaign stop …
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By BETH FOUHY and CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press – 1 hr 31 mins ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Democrats picked off a heavily Republican upstate New York congressional seat Tuesday in a special election that became a referendum on Medicare and may have blunted further GOP efforts to cut popular entitlement programs as a way to close the federal deficit.
Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul defeated Republican state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, capturing 47 percent of the vote to 43 percent for Corwin, to win the seat in the 26th Congressional District. A wealthy tea party candidate, Jack Davis, took 9 percent.
Congratulation U.S. Rep. Hochul on an astounding victory in one of the most conservative republican districts in the NE. Now go to congress and tell the corpo-fascist republicans that we won't put up with their agenda of taking away the benefits of the poor, working and middle classes while supporting tax breaks for the rich and mega corporations. Big oil can go to fucking hell. We want parity in taxation. The voters of upstate NY have spoken. Who's next?
You can lead the charge Rep Hochul.