Left Gloats Over Election Results
Lefty PAC, Local Solutions, sent out a post election e-mail celebrating their success in the November 8 election. I find it hard to understand how anyone could be happy about that Dunk character being elected to the Mckinleyville Community Services District, him being the worst of all the candidates in that race as I saw it. They also took self proclaimed communist, Shane Brinton, under their wing and he won over what was arguably a much more qualified candidate. I guess there's nothing wrong with gloating over a win, no matter who the winners are.
What got me was Democrat Chair, Pat Riggs', victory message included at the end of the e-mail:
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
We had a tremendous victory here in Humboldt last night, rejecting the far right's attacks on our democracy and our American values by overwhelming margins, margins that would have been even larger had more people been clear on the details included in 73-77.
Fortunately we also prevailed statewide on all of these by decent margins. California sent a clear message that Karl Rove and Tom Delay style attacks on our constitution stop at the California border. Now we can take the fight to them, and look to beginning the restoration of human rights and democracy in our country in 2006.
Thank you all so very much for all your hard work. The community really stepped up, especially in the last two weeks of the campaign. This victory was truly a team effort. I am so grateful to everyone of you. We needed everyone's help. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Admittidley, this sort of message is sent out by all sides of the political aisle by whatever side wins. Heck, even when they don't win, powers that be try to send out some sort of uplifting message to their rank and file. I found Pat's message as shameless as much of everything else he said during the campaign. Most shameless of which was his suggestion that the "far right was attacking our democracy...". This, from someone who believes politicians should pick their voters rather than the other way around and that the current system of incumbent safe districts is acceptable.
I also find it annoying, if not insulting, that he says his victory margin would have been wider if more people would of just understood the issues better. I suggest if more people understood the issues, his side would of lost, at least on the reform oriented initiatives. I guess I'm like Pat, and everyone else, in that regard: We all think we're right and everyone would agree with us if they just studied the issues more thoroughly.