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My Take On The Elections

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Seems to me like some of the most intolerant candidates, both near and far, lost big-time last night. (Unfortunately, we’re still going to have to contend with that big-time freakazoid Rand Paul.) But overall, it’s great to know that American voters were repulsed by the idiocy and hate spewed by the likes of Sharon Angle and the astounding amount of hate and stupidity from Carl Paladino. Unfortunately, all signs now point to even worse gridlock in Washington.

Now Albany should be very interesting to watch. Let’s see how Andy delivers for the city. Let’s just pray he doesn’t have any surprises in store for us like Spitzer did.

But overall, I am left thinking this morning that the system is working as it should. American democracy is alive and kicking and doing what it should be doing. The American people are unsure how to get out of the mess we are in, and that is reflected in these schizophrenic elections we have been having.

  1. Dick Ahern
    November 4, 2010 at 8:24 AM

    Local comment on voting: The Grand Central voting station in PS 196 was a disaster on Tuesday. A lot of elderly, non-ambulatory people live in Forest Hills, and many of these people couldn’t vote due to poor planning and decisions by the election and school officials. My wife and I were told that the principal of the school would not let voting take place of the first floor, as it always has been in the past, because he had scheduled an event in the auditorium for that day. Instead, everyone had to walk down (and then back up) two and a half flights of stairs. While we were entering the school, we saw a physically-challenged man turn around and go home instead of trying to navagate these stairs. (People like this man were told to take a difficult walk around to the back of the school and enter the basement through a small entrance there. The janitor’s service entrance?) People in wheelchairs or on walkers (and those with other problems like severe asthma) were deprived of their right to vote, and this is not right. Also, the print of the voting bubble sheets was much too small. People without good eyesight needed a magnifying glass to read the voting options (and none was provided). This probably resulted in many voting errors.

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