Sad news from Iowa

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    Nov 03, 2010 8:02 AM GMT
    In Iowa, Voters Oust Judges Over Marriage Issue
    By A.G. SULZBERGER
    DES MOINES — In a rebuke of the state supreme court with implications for judicial elections across the country, voters here removed three justices who participated in a ruling last year that made the state the first in the Midwest to permit same-sex marriage.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/03/us/politics/03judges.html
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    Nov 03, 2010 10:30 AM GMT
    A fact that you might have missed

    Karl Rove's corporatocrisy machine spent millions on a judicial race that NEVER sees that kind of money

    2010 .............. Best election money can buy
    Brought to you by the United States Supreme Court
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    Nov 03, 2010 12:27 PM GMT
    No, GQ, it was a "Tea Party groundswell of every day Americans." icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 03, 2010 2:24 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidNo, GQ, it was a "Tea Party groundswell of every day Americans." icon_rolleyes.gif


    Teabaggers in action, folks.

    Shame.
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    Nov 03, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    Is the U.S.A the only country where they elect their judges?
    in my opinion courts are made to compansate for the stupidity of voters,so they shouldn't be elected by them [but apointed like in the rest of the world]
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    Nov 03, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    Is the U.S.A the only country where they elect their judges?
    in my opinion courts are made to compansate for the stupidity of voters,so they shouldn't be elected by them [but apointed like in the rest of the world]


    The justices aren't elected they're appointed, but usually require approval from the electorate which usually happens without question -- ie there were a number here in California requiring approval on yesterdays ballot, but they had already been appointed. They can also run recalls of justices as well, so if people aren't happy with a justice they can attempt to recall the justice in an election.
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    Nov 03, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    wrerick saidIs the U.S.A the only country where they elect their judges?
    in my opinion courts are made to compansate for the stupidity of voters,so they shouldn't be elected by them [but apointed like in the rest of the world]


    The justices aren't elected they're appointed, but usually require approval from the electorate which usually happens without question -- ie there were a number here in California requiring approval on yesterdays ballot, but they had already been appointed. They can also run recalls of justices as well, so if people aren't happy with a justice they can attempt to recall the justice in an election.


    and look what happend.
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    Nov 03, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    wrerick saidThe justices aren't elected they're appointed...

    It varies by state. Texas elects their judges.
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    Nov 03, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    Yes, this is very sad, despite many positive outcomes.
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    Nov 03, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidYes, this is very sad, despite many positive outcomes.


    Why? It's the result of Republican/Teabagger fearmongering...I should think you'd be elated!
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    Nov 03, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    mocktwinkie saidYes, this is very sad, despite many positive outcomes.


    Why? It's the result of Republican/Teabagger fearmongering...I should think you'd be elated!


    Ah......now it's finally hitting him the collateral damage that can and will be done. Stupid Republicans.
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    Nov 03, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    mocktwinkie saidYes, this is very sad, despite many positive outcomes.


    Why? It's the result of Republican/Teabagger fearmongering...I should think you'd be elated!


    No, a lot of people just selected "R" without knowing who the candidates were on all the issues, believe me. Furthermore, there were a lot of religious people going out to vote too, not just tea partiers. You do realize that right?
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    Nov 03, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    wrestlervic, not all Republicans are stupid, just like when conservatives on here say stupid Liberals. The speaker discredits himself. icon_wink.gif

    -Doug

    PS one thing I do notice, however, is the reluctance of many conservatives here to hold their political elected officials and fellow conservatives responsible and rake them over the coals.

    The liberals on here certainly did that with Obama.





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    Nov 03, 2010 3:58 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    OtterJoq said
    mocktwinkie saidYes, this is very sad, despite many positive outcomes.


    Why? It's the result of Republican/Teabagger fearmongering...I should think you'd be elated!


    No, a lot of people just selected "R" without knowing who the candidates were on all the issues, believe me. Furthermore, there were a lot of religious people going out to vote too, not just tea partiers. You do realize that right?


    Not all religious people oppose marriage equality.

    You do realize that, right?

    We're seeing the fruits of the labors of the Rove-inspired Republicans. You know, your heroes.
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    Nov 03, 2010 5:06 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    mocktwinkie said
    OtterJoq said
    mocktwinkie saidYes, this is very sad, despite many positive outcomes.


    Why? It's the result of Republican/Teabagger fearmongering...I should think you'd be elated!


    No, a lot of people just selected "R" without knowing who the candidates were on all the issues, believe me. Furthermore, there were a lot of religious people going out to vote too, not just tea partiers. You do realize that right?


    Not all religious people oppose marriage equality.

    You do realize that, right?

    We're seeing the fruits of the labors of the Rove-inspired Republicans. You know, your heroes.



    Just like not all people who are atheists are democrat, and not all Republicans oppose marriage equality.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 06, 2010 2:26 PM GMT
    Mocktwinkie is 100% right on this one. It is time to stop stereotyping all republicans as narrow-minded, bible-thumping screwballs who are bitterly opposed to the rights of gays, women, blacks, and Hispanics and want a whites only, christian republic. Yes the vote in Iowa was sad and tragic but where was the democratic and the moderate GOP support for these three outstanding justices? Where were the moderate and progressive minded voters of Iowa because the tea partiers and religious lunatics seem to have overwhelmed everyone at the polls.
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    Nov 06, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    OtterJoq said
    mocktwinkie said
    OtterJoq said
    mocktwinkie saidYes, this is very sad, despite many positive outcomes.


    Why? It's the result of Republican/Teabagger fearmongering...I should think you'd be elated!


    No, a lot of people just selected "R" without knowing who the candidates were on all the issues, believe me. Furthermore, there were a lot of religious people going out to vote too, not just tea partiers. You do realize that right?


    Not all religious people oppose marriage equality.

    You do realize that, right?

    We're seeing the fruits of the labors of the Rove-inspired Republicans. You know, your heroes.



    Just like not all people who are atheists are democrat, and not all Republicans oppose marriage equality.


    Anybody who is a Republican hates gays, otherwise they wouldn't be a Republican.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 06, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    Reed33, that is total bullshit. Not all republicans hate gays. That is just another popular, nonsensical stereotype. You and some of the other guys on here need to wake up and smell the coffee. Being a republican does not have the so-called requirement to hate gays or other minority groups. Get a grip on life man.