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Voters Reject All Liberal Ballot Initiatives

From a bummed out Associated Press:

Legalize-marijuana measure loses in California

By David Crary And Lisa Leff, Associated Press 
November 3, 2010 

SAN FRANCISCO – Californians heeded warnings of legal chaos and other dangers and rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have made their state the first to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

The spirited campaign over Proposition 19 pitted the state’s political and law enforcement establishment against determined activists seeking to end the prohibition of pot

Naturally, the AP would not mention the tens of millions of dollars Mr. Soros donated to the noble cause.

Prop 19 supporters blamed the outcome on the older, more conservative leanings of voters who participate in midterm elections and pledged to try again in two years.

That’s okay, they will keep trying until they get an election where nobody is paying attention and get it passed.

"It’s still a historic moment in this very long struggle to end decades of failed marijuana prohibition," said Stephen Gutwillig, California director for the Drug Policy Project. "Unquestionably, because of Proposition 19, marijuana legalization initiatives will be on the ballot in a number of states in 2012, and California is in the mix."

Sure, Proposition 19 lost. But judging from the Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown victories, it’s clear that the dopers came out in force. Which was always the ultimate plan, anyway.

In South Dakota, voters rejected a measure to legalize medical marijuana

Among other notable ballot issues on Tuesday:

Arizona voters approved a measure banning affirmative action programs by state and local governments based on race, ethnicity or sex.

Washington state’s voters repealed taxes on candy, soda and bottled water adopted by lawmakers last year — a move that could eliminate a projected $352 million in revenue over five years. Voters rejected a proposal to impose a state income tax on any income above $200,000, or $400,000 for couples.

In Illinois, where the two most recent former governors have been convicted on federal charges, voters approved an amendment that enable future governors to be recalled by popular vote.

Oklahoma voters approved a proposed amendment aimed at nullifying the segment of the new federal health care law requiring people to have health insurance. Similar measures were on the ballots in Arizona and Colorado.

In Oklahoma, voters overwhelmingly passed three measures that had dismayed some progressive and immigrants-rights groups. One makes English the state’s "common and unifying language," another requires a government-issued photo ID in order to vote, and the third prohibits state courts from considering international law or Islamic law when deciding cases

How dare they! Naturally, the Obama administration will find a liberal mullah to rule all of these foolish measures unconstitutional. 

— For the first time since the 1990s, there were no measures to ban same-sex marriage. But in Iowa, voters ousted three state Supreme Court justices who joined a unanimous 2009 ruling that legalized gay marriage there.

And yet the polls always tell us that everyone approves of ‘same-sex marriage,’ even though it always (ahem) goes down in flames on election day. It’s almost as if they use opinion polls to lie to us.

Meanwhile, this article left off their list another ‘progressive’ ballot initiative. But here is more news about these power mad voters, from another tear-soaked Associated Press piece:

Portland, Maine, rejects noncitizen voting

Wed Nov 3, 2010

PORTLAND, Maine – Voters in Maine’s largest city have rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed legal residents who are not U.S. citizens the right to vote in municipal elections.

The proposal in Portland was defeated Tuesday 52 percent to 48 percent.

Supporters said it was only fair that immigrants who are not yet citizens be allowed to vote because they pay [sales] taxes, send their children to public schools and even serve in the military.

The measure would have allowed noncitizens to cast ballots in school board, city council and other local issues, but not on federal or statewide matters…

That’s okay, the Democrats will keep trying until they get an election where nobody is paying attention and get it passed. And if they don’t, the Obama administration will find a liberal mullah to rule that this requirement is unconstitutional, even though it is actually in the Constitution.

By the way, according to CNN’s Money.Com, 44 of the 155 initiatives on Tuesday’s ballots around the nation dealt with taxes. Why is that, do you think?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Voters Reject All Liberal Ballot Initiatives”

  1. BillK says:

    Yes, but all the anti-tax initiatives in Colorado for one attracted no more than 15% of the vote.

    Even a ballot measure attempting to amend the Colorado constitution to guarantee health care choice (read: the ability to opt out of ObamaCare) was defeated.

    Meanwhile, all school district tax increases in Colorado passed, use taxes passed, and sales and property tax increases for open space and historic preservation passed.

    So ironically when times were good, Colorado voters held taxes down; with the economy down they’ve voted to pay more.

    Go figure.

    • Adam Moreira says:

      Colorado is the new California.

    • BillK says:

      It’s the usual thing – a huge number of Californians left their state and moved to Colorado when California got too expensive… and immediately started working to impose the same conditions that made California too expensive in Colorado.

  2. canary says:

    Californians today are lighting up and saying “oh dude, I forgot to vote”.

    I tried to find Texas’s votes on issues but couldn’t find them. Thought they might have some good ones they voted on.

  3. Petronius says:

    If any more proof were needed that California elections are crooked, this is it.

    I can understand California voters electing a zombie to the State legislature. I can accept that.

    I can understand them electing Jerry “moonbeam” Brown and Barbara “don’t-call-me-ma’am” Boxer. No problem.

    But to do so, and at the same time to reject the legalization of marijuana, makes absolutely no sense at all. It is completely inexplicable. It defies all laws of Californication. California, Moonbeam, Boxer, and zombies without marijuana is like Abbott & Costello without Abbott, or like soup and nuts without the soup.

    • proreason says:

      You may be looking at it too simplistically.

      Sure the dopers are a substantial voting bloc, but it appears the potheads aren’t enough to pass their lifetime dream without help.

      There are other substantial lala blocs in Kalifornia that pushed Moonbeam and Babs over the top…….Mexican nationalists, GreenieBeanies and the OverTheCliffWeGoBureaucracy. In a ship of fools vibretto, many of them view the dopers as “unserious”.

  4. tranquil.night says:

    “Sure, Proposition 19 lost. But judging from the Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown victories, it’s clear that the dopers came out in force. Which was always the ultimate plan, anyway.”

    Yep. It makes a lot of sense the Ruling Class Democrats would vote against this. They knew as good as anyone else what effect this sudden route to legalization would have.

    Actually more specifically it was to defeat Proposition 23, which was to essentially repeal California Cap and Trade and keep this state from bleeding anymore private sector jobs and heading to the socialist abyss. That initiative went down, so it looks like that’s where we’re headed.

    So yeah, it’s going to get sticky here which doesn’t bode well for the rest of the country. Hope you’re ready America, tried to warn you this is what happens when you send us every homeless person and illegal with whom your state doesn’t want to deal!

    • NoNeoCommies says:

      The voters of the Republik of Kalifornia have shown they are immune to the return to sanity that has swept the nation.
      The big oil companies will not feel a pinch over the stupidity of prop 23 losing (even though the “science” was off by 340%).
      The vengeful voters, however, will feel the pinch of losing jobs and paying more for their energy while being ruled over by the Uber-Liberals they have handed the reins to.
      Doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result is________?

  5. Petronius says:

    Oklahoma voters “dismayed some progressive and immigrant-rights groups” by voting to make English the State’s “common and unifying language,” by voting to require a photo ID to vote, and by prohibiting State courts from applying Sharia law.

    Wow. How reactionary. How white racist. Oklahomans have clearly identified themselves as [drum roll, please] . . . “the enemy.”

    A good rule of thumb : When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

    Be that as it may, when it comes to the English language issue, I am of two minds. I am sometimes inclined to the opinion that worse is better. That it is perhaps better for us (indigenous Americans) if our barbarian conquerors do not speak our language.

    Thus a multiplicity of languages promotes political clarity. It serves to separate, isolate, identify, and Balkanize. It underscores the difference between them and us, between those who belong here and those who do not, between those who come to join those already here and those who come to take over, between the power of the invaders and the dispossession of the indigenous Americans. To the average Joe American, these foreign languages are a constant source of stress, a constant reminder of the alien, ant-like, conqueror aspect of out-of-control immigration, open borders, multiculturalism, and amnesty. Ultimately it may lead to a deep reawakening, perhaps even American solidarity, perhaps even to a reassertion of our political independence before it is too late.

  6. tranquil.night says:

    As you can imagine, Southern California Conservatives are having a little manic freak out over how bad it went in the state. We’ll regroup – I think those here who were wary of the perceived tone of the tea party just realized that we’re on the front of fly-over vs. the coasts and half of the state just said “screw you.” Well, listening to people here, no one’s saying they’re leaving. Theyre saying they underestimated the problem. They’re mad as hell and not going to be forced out of their homeland. The large military presence still here is livid.

    Where’s this going.. Well for myself, im done watching Conservative women get figuratively raped by the praetorian state media and nobody coming to their defense but the chivalrous paladins in talk-radio. A force has to arise that can truly rebuke and counter their templated ground reporting and expose the deceitful bullying tactics of their taxpayer and foreign funded professional grassroots.

    It’s going to be necessary to keep control of the debate because we know the Ruling Class is going to pull out all the stops against the republicans just like they did for the election.

    Fortunately it’s amazing what an ipad using a self-powered internet connection from your camera phone can do for citizen-journalism.

    • proreason says:

      Good luck.

      The tax base is about to shrivel to nothing, and hundreds of thousands of illegals are flocking in. Texas and Florida are going to make mega pitches to silicon valley. Austin will be quite attractive to the San Jose crowd. The Texas Hill country is right next door and UT is a pretty good school, and will get better.

      Of course, maybe Hollywood will stick to its libwit guns and go down with the ship. lol. NOT

      Flyover Country isn’t going to bail you out either. Kalifornia is going to have to start from scratch pretty soon, with a population that wants to become Little Mexico.

    • tranquil.night says:

      No one’s expecting a bail out; we’re all ready to let the state sink and good riddance. If anything the wealthy who are about to be hit will keep their property here and shelter elsewhere. You’re right that we’re bleeding businesses and the middle class at the rate of thousands of people per day while simultaneously being overwhelmed by illegal immigrants, all of which the desert counties and those of Orange, San Diego, and the mountains are all going to have to address.

      But for better or for worse, there’s still millions of Republicans and Conservatives here, which despite the advantage the other side has, still amounts to a tremendously capable force when united. And this is coming to be about literally preserving our way of life. Those who can afford to fight (or truly have nothing else to lose) aren’t going to leave. With us go a lot of decent Conservatives in the house as well, along with the military establishment which is being corrupted and expelled right along side us.

      The rest of the country does have an interest in keeping California from turning from Liberal blue to outright Communist. A big one. That interest just doesn’t have anything to do with bailing out our state. Quite the opposite, let that beast starve and you’ve helped us. We just have to suffer it through what our commissars have in store for us while building a better offensive machine which can muck up their big plans, while chipping away at the zombies the ruling class has under their spell.

    • proreason says:

      I’m just giving you a leading indicator, which I think I am.

      For me, the key thing last night was not the very moderate ladies losing, or the idiot Boxer winning. It was Jerry Brown winning.

      If the root cause of the problem can rise like a phoenix after 30 years and become king again, I personally just lost all empathy, despite the millions of wornderful people in California.

      Enough is enough. To get a single penney out of me to help California, they will have to draw and quarter me. Frankly, I have more empathy for Detroit. At least Detroit didn’t squander the most favorable natural assets on the planet. Plus, it’s easy to understand how Detroit would have had a hard time recognizing that the past has passed. Thinking that the good times will continue is human nature. It’s not like Michigan shot itself in the foot….but California has.

    • tranquil.night says:

      With respect, the key “oh crap” indicator was watching all the reasonable ballot initiatives go down – conventional voting wisdom on the propositions was that reasonable voters typically overpowered the union machines grasp on the general ticket – see for instance our no vote on gay marriage, the fight to get prop 23 on the ballot, and yes even the rejection of prop 19. What the rejection of the rest tells me is that even in a tidal year, the sociographic degredation of the state is so alarming that all the local independent and Conservative groups have to unite and get active or it’s over and literally the whole state will go blue. The country does not want to deal with a California that is going to behave like they will and actually get massive popular support for it.

      Brown’s victory is actually more understandable, if not any less inexcusable. Most Democrats don’t know who Jerry Brown is, don’t care. To put these people’s behavior into the realm of rationality is futile. Jerry Brown won because the unions are simply too reliably massive now with all Obama’s “stimulus” and Meg Whitman imploded, not because she chased away the Conservatives who were trying to help her but she shunned because of their “extremism” (except for the opportunity to defend herself on Hannity). It was the very moderates and independents her brand was supposed to attract that got turned off of by the race.

      Who knows what’ll happen to the Silicon Valley. It’s Ruling Class Republicans and the Liberal super-corporate elite. Google isn’t going anywhere so long as they’ve bought the ability to shelter their money wherever they want.

      I’ll join you in casting a pox on my state until I’m blue in the face. We have the nuttiest Liberals and most radical operatives – professional and nutroots – from all demographics and walks of life here, they all have their own structured representation and special interests, and they all have been out to demonize, isolate, and destroy the traditional American way of life for quite some time. Southern California has always been a huge target – how many shows have there been ripping stereotypical rich “Conservatives” from the OC? And it’s any wonder that it’s practically turning blue to illegal immigrants now?

      So yes, instead of standing up to it, everyone here bunkered down and tried to live their lives, wondering when sanity would prevail. We’re guilty. But we’re not down and out yet, just in need of further political organization and media-activist resources. It could also be worse – we could be New York.

      California Senate Map: http://www.foxnews.com/interactive/politics/election-map-2010/#race=racesInPlay&pres=false&state=CA&tab=senate

    • Mae says:

      “Of course, maybe Hollywood will stick to its libwit guns and go down with the ship. lol. NOT”

      Trust me, proreason, all “Hollywoodites” have their tax accountants and attorneys working overtime not to pay “their fair share.” That’s just for the rest of us. Spent much of my working life in the film and related industry. All Democrats are rich as heck from those off-shore accounts. All talk, all “charity” event holding, all phony.

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