Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The American people have spoken, and the message is clear.

We are idiots.


robin andrea said...

For the most part that is absolutely correct. But for some reason, here in California, sanity prevailed. Not only do we have Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer, but we voted down the Koch Brother's sponsored bill to kill environmental protection. And we voted to make the budget process a simple majority rather than the crazy super majority it had been. I was mildly surprise that Prop 19 was voted down. I guess we're just not ready for legal marijuana.

I was sorry to see Russ Feingold not be re-elected. That, and Joe Sestak losing really broke my heart.

So yes, for the most part, we are idiots.

C. Corax said...

The good progressives we lost were the result of Citizens United. They were up against an astonishing amount of untraceable money. But let's not forget that the Blue Dogs lost (from memory, so may be a percentage or so off) 57% of their caucus, while the progressive caucus lost only 4%.

Meaning that if you don't distinguish yourself from a Republican, you're much more likely to lose an election. But you won't hear that in the mainstream media, will you?