In a very strange turn of events, everything that was predicted and expected to happen in the three primary elections tonight did in fact happen. There are a few funny side notes but the main issues fell as people had figured they would.
First and foremost, Governor Romney crushed in all three primaries. In West Virginia the Governor took 70% of the vote. In North Carolina he took 66%. Indiana gave him 65% of the vote. The two issues that made tonight news worthy also broke out as expected.
So long Dick. A Republican Senator from Indiana since 1977, Dick Luger was cleansed, Tea Party style, out of office. His heinous crime: living more in DC than at one of many homes and ranches he owns in the Hoosier state. It was also revealed that Lugar was one of the few Senators that could get work done between the two parties. So yeah by all means get him the hell out of there. We want the government to be totally dysfunctional. If it’s not, what will we do with all the “I hate government gridlock” signs we just ordered.
In North Carolina the people voted to uphold an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, in effect banning gay marriage. I said before I’m not a big fan of legislating principals or Biblical morals. If you have to create laws to achieve a biblical moral code, how biblical can that moral code be. The reason this is a victory; the people of North Carolina got to decide for themselves. They should not be forced to live with a law they don’t want just because other parts of the country want it. Likewise, if Vermont or California want to make it legal for two men to marry and enjoy all the same legal protections, benefits, and entitlements of a married man and woman, have at it. As long as the people of California or Vermont decide that for themselves.
It’s not the end of the institution of marriage just because Ellen Degeneres can go to New York or Massachusetts to marry her girlfriend. I’m pretty sure Kim Kardashian or that dude Kelsey Grammer took out the sanctity of marriage already; both heterosexuals by the way. Grammer is on wedded bliss #4 and Kim the K is moving on to #3. Marriage is treated as a joke in this country, and it started long before the gay community was allowed to do it.
Like wise if a state’s citizens believe marriage should be between one man and one woman I don’t think that means they are a bunch of homophobes or racists. People have the right to believe what they want and vote on that belief. Again the key to me is the citizens of each state get to decide for themselves. Look now for Hollywood to call for a boycott of business in North Carolina.
To lighten the mood a great story comes out of the West Virginia primary. Apparently the President was not running unopposed in the Mountaineer state. He faced and is currently facing a withering campaign from Keith Judd. Have you not heard of Keith Judd? You people. I try and try to educate, what do I get for my trouble. Alright here is the 411 on Mr. Judd
Keith Judd: Democrat, ran unsuccessful for President in 2008. He made only one ballot – the state of Idaho. He is the Founder of World Peace Through Musical Communications Skills, 1963-present. A member of the Federation of Super Heros, 1976-1982. And he is currently winning 40% of the vote in the democratic presidential primary against one Barak Obama, President, United State of America.
If you want to contact Mr Judd, his number is #11593-051. That’s not a phone number, that’s the number on the back of his prison uniform. Yep, Mr Judd is in the federal pen in Texas for extorting and threatening the University of New Mexico. He was incarcerated in 2008 as well when he managed to get on the Idaho ballot. His name appeared right next to then Senator Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton. This time he’s getting traction. It’s so bad the democratic Senator from WV, Joe Manchin, won’t say who he voted for, the President or the felon. But this takes the cake.
Because primary election law says that any candidate receiving at least 15% of the vote gets at least one delegate at the national convention, Mr Judd will have probably more the one representative in the West Virginia delegation at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina in September. Holy cow this guy got more votes for president than half the republican field. Here is the most current mug shot or campaign photo I guess, of Mr. Judd.
Only in America!