kamknauss commented on the blog post The Desperate Need to End the Sham That Is the Electoral College
I agree with Disgusteddan completely.
I agree with the “collective yawn” and the out-of-state interests. Iowa is very much live and let live and try not to piss of your neighbors. I can think of only a few people who would be openly anti-gay and it’s because their churches tell them that they have to be. It was a sad loss of some very good judges and the precedent will be damaging indeed.
Being from Iowa, I’d to think that nearly half of us are relatively enlightened. We campaigned heavily for Democrats and they gave us lackluster candidates on my side of the state. How can you not put somebody good up against Steve King? The DNC chose to throw their money behind races in other states and we knew this while campaigning. When will they learn that Democrats won’t vote when the choices are between shitty and super-shitty. It’s incredibly discouraging and nobody wins. If you vote, you encourage the continuation of a crappy two-party system taking advantage of you and if you don’t, really good judges get voted out. I voted, btw, enthusiastically for Roxanne Conlin and socialist party for governer. I would have happily voted for a REAL Democratic governer.