OK, there were things to be happy about last night: Virginia, the removal of the odious Jon Corzine, the defeat of the Communist Rick Nagin in his quest for a Cleveland Council seat. The Cuyahoga charter amendment was a good thing overall. Yes, Hoffman losing in NY23 was a bummer, but it was a fair fight, and at least the liberal will wear the proper ID tag.
But locally, I’m not seeing any of the revulsion to government that I’ve pipe-dreamed of. In my county, both the Democrat-backed judges won (though at least my candidates came in 2nd in 3-4 man races). All 3 statewide issues passed handily, with the casino gambling issue coming in the closest. That’s not a clear-cut issue of principle, but stupidity and veniality as usual.
The Rethuglicans will make much of their wins, and one can understand why. But one swallow doesn’t make a spring. We live in a country increasingly dominated by cheesesuckers, and it’s going to take years to repair the damage sustained to American culture in the last century.