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GOP Majority in New York in Jeopardy As Pro-SSM Saland Goes Down

 

More from us soon, friends, about the results of last night's elections.

In the meantime we wanted to point out a silver lining outcome from last night:

"The fight for control of New York's state Senate was too close to call hours after the polls closed.

With most precincts reporting in unofficial results, it appeared two Republican seats would switch to Democrats leaving the chamber tied 31-31. A new seat was too close to call.

It appeared Stephen Saland, a Republican from Poughkeepsie who voted to support gay marriage, would lose. And in Rochester, Democrat Ted O'Brien appeared to have defeated Sean Hanna. That seat had been held by another Republican who had voted for same-sex marriage..." -- AP

16 Comments

  1. Tribune
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Considering how soon this country will go down the toilet, this is good new.

  2. Truth-teller
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Why has the post calling on people to vote against gay marriage in the four states, and to vote against Justice Wiggins in Iowa disappeared?

    Has it been that humiliating for NOM, to go 0 for 5? Adding Obama to the mix, 0 for 6?

  3. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Scroll down, silly boy.

    And kudos to the socialists.

  4. Sara R
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Actually, one whole post did disappear... or it was combined with the post about the vandalism? I cannot tell but there was definitely a whole other post that was up and had 50+ comments on it that is now nowhere to be found. I am not sure why it disappeared. The comments were enthusiastic about the results of last night but that does not warrant the disappearance of the post. If some posts were distasteful, well, that's why there is a moderator. Hmmm...

  5. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Here 'ya go:

    http://www.nomblog.com/30778/#comments

  6. RAJ
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    @Sara R

    The post you refer to is still there. They just buried it a little further down.

  7. RAJ
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    ... and Maggie is saying over tat the NRO :

    "Last night really is a big loss, no way to spin it."

    But I'm still curious about what the spin will be.

  8. Sara R
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Ah, thanks. Odd, though.

  9. Phil
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Also, the Iowa senate may soon at least be tied;possibly allowign a vote on a marriage amendment. Though how such an amendment would fair at the ballot box is not promising after last night.

  10. Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    There is no spinning it.

    America has been fundamentally transformed, and so our future strategy and tactics will have to be fundamentally transformed as well.

  11. OldKingBlog
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    The forces of permissivism and "anything goes," even though nothing more than throwbacks to the Sixties, won a series of victories. They have not own (and never will) the war. The task for us conservatives is obvious: to ensure these cultural deteriorators (which is all they are at base) never win another victory.

  12. OldKingBlog
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    The forces of permissivism and "anything goes," even though they are nothing more than throwbacks to the Sixties, won a series of victories. They have not won (and never will) the war. The task for us conservatives is obvious: to ensure these cultural deteriorators (which is all they are at base) never win another victory.

  13. Sean
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    I love that his silver lining is the defeat of Stephen Saland...by a pro-gay Democrat!

  14. Posted November 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    "They have not won (and never will) the war."

    >> They have won the war on marriage. They have won the war on abortion. These two facts acknowledged, it is difficult for me to conclude other than that they have in fact won the war. This civilization has freely and with full knowledge and consent rejected its Christian foundations, and adopted a new and virulent form of paganism.

    The election is not the cause of this. It is the consequence, the affirming sign of the "fundamental transformation" Obama promised.

    He has kept that promise.

    "The task for us conservatives is obvious: to ensure these cultural deteriorators (which is all they are at base) never win another victory."

    >> Sorry. They wanted it more. That's the bottom line.

  15. Chairm
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Rick, I see it differently but I think understand your view. F this is how we keep count, by adopting the statist assumption that Government is the solution to just about everything, then, the Government has been moved, increasingly, into direct opposition to civil society on the most bedrock of issues -- the right to life and the special reason for the special status of marriage.

    What they wanted more is more Government and less room for civil society. That means a near abandonment of the consent of the governed. Previous generations sacrificed so much to defend what the culture has increasingly sacrificed on the alter of statism.

    The bottom line is the cost to societ and that is a very hard and ruthless way to keep score. That is why the SSMers will do all they can to deny the costs and to cheer their sacrifice of what others have long sacrificed to sustain. There is a high degree of coognitive dissonance built into the pro-SSM and the pro-abortion movements. They want it more, yes, but don't care about the costs in future much less the costs paid in the past.

    In light of hat, I say there is very good reason to want and to hope for and, yes, to expect more of civil society. This is far from over. Very far. Keep up the good fight.

    And God Bless.

  16. Jane J.
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I'm glad Saland lost. I will always support NOM, no matter what the "winners" who spend their time coming on here to childishly gloat over their first-time victories, say or do. This defeat only strengthens my resolve, and that of those who seek the right path.