strong turnout today, 305th voter. Reliably super-blue district with moderate minority representation, so little shenanigans, although I did see one poll watcher and one election official stopping in to make sure things were running smoothly. Lots of college students registering; I am certain Turdwaffle would love to kill Wisconsin’s same-day registration.
Paleo, I think Tammy has this. Tommy just isn’t that popular; a lot of the angry rural white guys have stroked out since his last election, and the kids don’t know who the fuck he is, except that he’s that old dude who never campaigns and likes to show off his push-up technique.
Rmoney fucked up and pissed Chrysler off. They gave their workers the day off to go vote. [note below that thunder points out that this is not something new. I confess I was fooled by the DK article, apparently originating from Politico. Wow. Politico wrong about something. Who would think??}
Last night, Maddow opened by running down a litany of achievements during Obama’s first term, and when they are all put in one list like that….wow. I mean, top of the list is expansion of health care, a significant step toward universal coverage. THAT little pipe dream has been in the Democrat wish list for fifty years. Expansion and strengthening of Medicaid. Getting out of one war and on the way out of another. Civil rights progress. Consumer Financial protections. New restrictions on financial institutions. Making wingnut heads asplode all over the place. Oh, and a real-time demonstration of a textbook response to a natural disaster, showing clearly how effective governance and a well-run government agency can get a daunting job done. AS WELL AS granting wishes to Republicans.
One note: this Pierce article is not about electronic voting machines, but rather the mechanical tabulating thing that one feeds a paper ballot into. In Milwaukee, I think the ballots alongside the machine would have been just fine, but applaud the determination of my fellow citizens to stay there until they could make sure their ballot was treated properly.
Oh yeah, one other thing: