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07 November 2013 @ 06:23 am
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Charles Pierce is unenthusiastic about the Virginia election:
It is a very good thing that Virginia did not hand the governor's office over to a career vaginophobe who sought to outlaw blowjobs in that other Commonwealth. This is setting a remarkably low bar in 2013, and Terry McAuliffe barely cleared it.
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Maia Cmaiac on November 7th, 2013 11:59 am (UTC)
That's kind of how I feel. I don't care for Terry McAuliffe. It's like, "Vote for the corporatist, it's important."
Greetings Fellow Comstoks!fengi on November 7th, 2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
I feel like it was a synedoche for the entire political landscape - the right wing is getting away with undoing as much of the social contract as possible, especially with reproductive rights, and the Dems are doing very little due to center right market worship has undermined their ability to do much as their reluctant to be openly not punishing women for having sex lest the alienate too much of the plutocracy.

Edited at 2013-11-07 12:42 pm (UTC)
bemused_leftist: pic#121392909bemused_leftist on November 8th, 2013 08:08 am (UTC)
Why would the plutocracy want to punish women for having sex? Or are the women having sex to avoid alienating the plutocracy?

Anyway, why would the plutocracy care?

Edited at 2013-11-08 08:17 am (UTC)
The Hebrew Hammercock: pic#820100hammercock on November 7th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
Ayup, pretty much. And note that it isn't yet known whether Mark "you ladies will report your miscarriages to the police or you will be charged with a crime" Obenshain has been elected Attorney General of Virginia. Fuck that state.
Tom Jackson on November 7th, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
Not to knock the LIbertarian candidate, but I suspect one reason he did unusually well was the weakness of the two main candidates.
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