Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Good Guys Whipped Ass Yesterday

Democrats Rising, W Sinking
*In the 94th District legislative race in Missouri, Democrat Jane Bogetto stunned locals with a 58 percent victory, becoming the first Democrat to win the seat in 58 years.

*In Erie County, New York, Mark Polocarz, a young Kerry ’04 activist, became the first Democrat to capture the county comptroller’s race in 30 years, winning easily by 18 percentage points.

*In Suffolk County, New York, Democrat Kathleen Rice defeated 30 year incumbent Dennis Dillon for DA and Brian Foley got elected town supervisor of Brookhaven, the country’s largest township, after (again) a 30 year reign.

*In St. Paul, Minnesota, Democratic mayor Randy Kelly lost 2-1 to another Democrat because Kelly had crossed party lines to endorse President Bush in 2004.

*In Corning, New York, Democrat Frank Coccho, a self-employed plumber, became the first Democratic mayor in 50 years.

*In California, Republican icon Schwarzenegger bet his incumbency on four referenda, all of which lost. And in Dover, Pennsylvania, all eight incumbent school board members lost to outsiders running on the issue that science, not “intelligent design,” should be taught in science classes."

Those Republicans who keep prattling on that Bush has time to turn all this around, as Reagan did, are whistling past the graveyard. For given a depleting war with no end in sight – and an incumbent party with zero agenda beyond taxes and terrorism, which have run out of steam – it’s hard not to believe that yesterday’s returns are not persuasive evidence of a progressive comeback in ’06 and ’08.


Anonymous said...

Dare we visualize impeachment after the '06 elections?

AAW said...

We can dare to dream, davy, we can dare to dream. Dream and a some elbow grease working to get the right folks elected next Fall.