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Monday, November 01, 2010

The Last Push for 19

Prop 19 has been fading in the polls.  Bizarrely, its support is falling especially heavily among Latinos, who, despite using pot less than whites, are much more likely to be busted for it.

Of all the elections going on tomorrow, it is the one I am keeping the closest eye on.  I hope that my state will do the smart think and elect Toomey and Corbett.  I hope the GOP will get a majority in the House (and hope even more that they won’t stay stupid once they’re back in power).  Cato has nine ballot initiatives they are pulling for.  But, as Reason writers note, there may be no issue more important than 19.

Though limited to voters in a single state, Prop. 19 is the only policy matter on the table with the potential to restructure the lives of virtually all Americans. If Prop. 19 passes, it will force, at long bloody last, an honest reconsideration of failed prohibitionist policies throughout the United States. In fact, given the drug war’s influence on our foreign policy in Latin America and central Asia, Prop. 19’s reverberations would even be felt far outside our borders.

Read the whole thing, which is outstanding.  Read also a Pro-19 article at National Review.  Yes, we live in a world where National Review will run a pro-legalization editorial.

To me, this goes beyond our stupid and failed War on Drugs.  Prop 19 has the potential to strike the biggest blow for state’s right in a century.  It would mean that a state was in active and vigorous rebellion against one of the most entrenched federal policies of our era.

(In other electoral news, more is coming out about the Administration’s select enforcement of voter intimidation laws.  I dismissed this issue initially because, by default, I assume that any controversy swirling through the Right Wing is at least partially, if not mostly, bullshit.  But there is a growing substance to this story and I was wrong to ignore it.  I still think the heavy-breathing hysteria about a national conspiracy to stop white voters is, indeed, hysterical.  But a selective enforcement of voting laws is not trivial.  It’s quite disturbing, actually.)

Posted by Hal_10000 on 11/01/10 at 08:10 AM in Elections   Election 2010  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Desperation and media bias…

Breibart’s BigGovernment blog has an interesting piece on how members of the Alaska MSM got caught trying to fake another scandal that would of course end up hurting a republican. And the WSJ has its own takedown of the whole sordid affair. The culprits? Well, wouldn’t you be absolutely surprised out find out they are a couple of fine outstanding members of the leftist Lame Stream Media.

Employees at a CBS affiliate in Anchorage left an accidental voicemail for an aide to GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller in which they discussed and laughed about the possibility of reporting on the appearance of sex offenders at a Miller rally. And they chatted about responding with a Twitter alert to “any sort of chaos whatsoever” including the candidate being “punched.”

Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller of Alaska. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Jerry Bever, general manager for KTVA, said in a statement that a call to Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto to discuss the candidate’s planned appearance on a newscast wasn’t disconnected after the conversation ended. The call took place during a KTVA staff meeting to plan coverage of that evening’s Miller rally in downtown Anchorage.

Mr. Miller is opposed by fellow Republican Lisa Murkowski, who is running as a write-in candidate after being defeated by Mr. Miller in the August primary, and Democrat Scott McAdams. Mr. Miller’s campaign released the recording over the weekend, saying that KTVA reporters were heard “creating, if not fabricating, two stories” about Mr. Miller.

I know. I am not surprised. These people on the left are so panicked about the Tea Party right now that they are willing to pull a stunt like this, even if in the end in a place like Alaska, it would mean that the establishment republican wins. Face it. Libs stand no chance in Alaska where people know better than to trust big government. I guess if I was worried about the future of what I believe in and felt as threatened as they do, and I was a scumbag too I should add, I would go for something like this.

Of course, the LSM stooges are spinning as hard as they can to pretend nothing bad happened here and that it is all, to use a Clinton spoof, a misreading of the facts. As in what is really the meaning of the word “is”, or some such nonsense. It’s not working even if the MSM is keeping mum on the story. They are all dreaming big. Well, keep dreaming.

Posted by AlexinCT on 11/01/10 at 06:23 AM in Deep Thoughts   Elections   Election 2010   Left Wing Idiocy   The Press Machine  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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