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So, last night:

1. The “unholy alliance” of dirty fucking hippies unions and the middle class sent Pundit/Governor John Kasich down to crushing defeat in Ohio…overwhelmingly.

“It’s clear the people have spoken,” the humbled Republican leader said from the Statehouse… ” And as a result of that, it requires me to take a deep breath and to spend some time to reflect on what happened here.”

You sir are a Republican, “spending time to reflect” is not in your nature. Cutting & pasting FoxNews talking points and genuflecting to the Koch brothers yes, looking in mirror, no.

2. Despite the best efforts of Mississippi’s vaunted educational system, personhood at the moment of conception went down to substantial defeat. Many people can still read GOP, you must do better, like electing this guy Governor — who by his own description now rules over Hell.

3. In Maine same-day registration — a measure which actually makes participatory democracy EASIER — was passed by referendum, again overwhelmingly. Despite the fact conservatives opposed it because same day registration is “gaaaaaaaaaaaaaayeeee“.

4. In Arizona, the spiritual leader of Governor Jan Brewer’s virulent anti-immigration law was very much recalled and hopefully escorted into the political and second banana after-life by Theodore Bilbo the Very Very White.

5. And in Iowa, Republican efforts to gain control of the State Senate so they can repeal gay marriage also went down to rather substantial defeat when Democrats retained a seat in spite of (or perhaps assisted by) the robocalls of one Conservative group

…the rhetoric turned ugly in the final days of the campaign when a group known as “Citizens for Honesty and Sound Marriage in Iowa” used robocalls to instruct voters to ask Mathis [the Democrat] which gay sex acts she endorses.

The answer is, she endorses voting, which as they say in Maine is the gayest act of all.