Wednesday, September 13, 2006

New Yorkers Choose Neo-con Agenda

As expected, Hillary Clinton won the nomination as Democratic candidate for US Senate, handily beating Jonathan Tasini by sixty-three points.

Polls had put Tasini at 15%, I expected 25%, and he crossed the finish line with seventeen.

More than a half-million New Yorkers support the War in Iraq, the Death Penalty, the Patriot Act, and the moving of jobs off-shore while opposing unencumbered reproductive rights and marriage equality.

But, wait, none of the New Yorkers I spoke to yesterday believe that Clinton supports those things!

Four women I spoke with said they were opposed to the death penalty, the war and the Patriot Act, that they support reproductive rights but they opposed gay marriage. So, they only agree with Clinton in opposing gay marriage, but they thought it was a good idea to vote for her anyway. They all said voted for Hillary because there needs to be a woman President. Sadly, two of the women were lesbians and I think that a third was too -- which means they voted for a woman who believes they should never have the benefits of marriage laws.

Odd, isn't it?

I agree that there needs to be a woman president, I just think Hillary is a bad choice, because a woman president should be progressive, not repressive.

All that aside, it was fantastic to be active again, and I will now switch my Party affiliation to the Green Party and work on the general election in November.

The final results of the Clinton-Tasini race?

589133 83% Hillary Rodham Clinton [DEM]
117986 17% Jonathan B. Tasini [DEM]

See all the state-wide results at NY1.

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