The Good and Bad in NC results

President: Obama wins (tentative)

Senate: No more Liddy! Go Kay.

Council of State

Governor: Perdue (D) holds on against tough competition.

Lt. Governor: Dalton (D) takes it.

Attorney General: Roy Cooper (D) remains most popular statewide official.

Treasurer: We have a new rising star in Janet Cowell (D).

Ag. Commisioner: Troxler (R) is the highest ranking GOP elected official.

Insurance: Former deputy commissioner Goodwin (D) gets promoted to Commissioner.

Secretary of State: Marshall (D) retains her position.

Labor Commissioner: Called for Cherie Berry (R) in a dead heat (wait for recount).

Auditor: Wood (D) ousts incumbent Merritt (R).

Super. of Public Instruction: Atkinson (D) keeps her position.

U.S. Congress

All Incumbents win except Hayes (R) who is ousted by Kissell (D).

General Assembly

Senate: Mainly incumbents. Incumbents Church (D) ousted in District 86 and Harrell (D) in District 90. I have not seen a tally of the totals (and it is too late for me to run).

House: Mainly incumbents. Josh Stein (D) wins high profile race in Raleigh (District 16).

Judges

Supreme Court: Democratic favored Reynolds loses in nailbiter to Edmunds.

Court of Appeals. Ruth loses to Ervin (both favored by Democratic Party). Incumbents Martin, Wynn, and Stephens win. Challengers Beasley (D) and Hunter (R) win.

Comments

Rusty Duke loses AGAIN

“We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don't tell me that Democrats won't defend this country. Don't tell me that Democrats won't keep us safe.” ~ Barack Obama

Thank goodness

I had the "pleasure" of meeting with him in Greenville when I was in college at ECU in '98-'01. That was a judge whom long ago need to go...

Phillip Hunter Gilfus,
Member(NC), Democratic National Committee

To say it but he won

He was not even opposed. He and Clifton Everrette were the two incumbent and the only two who file and the top two were elected. While he did finsh second he still won.

The Onion takes the whole thing in stride.

WASHINGTON—After emerging victorious from one of the most pivotal elections in history, president-elect Barack Obama will assume the role of commander in chief on Jan. 20, shattering a racial barrier the United States is, at long last, shitty enough to overcome.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Six Seats we Just Filled that you haven't thought about.

Life expectancy for white males is about 76 years, for white females it is a couple years higher. If Obama serves 8 years, there is a statistical suggestion that we will fill these seats through retirement or....

John Paul Stevens - age 88

Antonin Scalia - age 72

Anthony Kennedy - age 72

David Souter - age 69

Ruth Bader Ginsburg - age 75

Stephen Breyer - age 70

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Very good point.

Certainly some of the most long reaching consequences from the seats won last night.

Progressive Democrats of North Carolina

Progressives are the true conservatives.

good point

I have a feeling Stevens and Ginsburg particularly, were holding out hoping that a Dem would replace Bush so that they could finally retire. I can see both of them doing so in the next couple of years.

Victory for Libertarians and Independants of all colors

Despite the best efforts of the Democrat-Republican political cartel based in Raleigh to repress democracy and retain for North Carolina the dubious distinction of being one of the most restrictive states in the union with regard to ballot access, the Libertarians have satisfied the statutory requirements to stay on the ballot.

Now let's see if the Republicrats will make the election laws even more restrictive, as they have done in the past when anyone else dared to have some measure of political success.

The measure of progressive commitment to principle above Democrat party cheerleading will revealed in whether a progressive or green party can follow the lead of the libertarians to inject another real choice into North Carolina politics. I certainly wish to see an alternative party on the left gain traction in NC, and I will do whatever I can to help them.

But also, congratulations to the Democrats for obtaining complete control of the government. If your party's complicity with the treasonous policies of the Bush years were not evidence enough, the next four years will certainly be quite revealing as to the shallowness of your message. Troops will remain in Iraq. An unwinnable and irrational war will continue to rage in Afghanistan. I hope that Obama drafts you first if or when he engages Pakistan, Iran, or Russia in the defense of our puppet governments of the former Soviet Union. Obama is the new face of the empire - but many of us see through it. We will resist the police state regardless of which party is promoting it.

Bitter, bitter, bitter

Aren't you a petty little man.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

Can we please ignore the bitter little troll? : )

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Good advice

It's like a tar baby. Punch and you're stuck.

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We are not amused.

Personal attacks

Is that all you've got? Hahaha

Reality is petty, and criticism is bitterness. I got it now, thanks.

You are half right Betsy

he certainly is petty but he's no man! These are the ravings of a petty little troll. Go find a bridge and try scaring goats troll!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

Hypocrisy? It's an art.

Hey momoaizo, why don't you try reading your own signature every once in a while?

Another positive

Democrats take control of Wake County Board of Commissioners.