Wins for Obama and Prop 8?

This photo was snapped by Alan earlier today, and spotted outside of his polling place. Looks like this person picked the winners and, at least where I’m standing tonight a lot of people can’t see how those two could work together. But think about it for a moment, one thing the Obama campaign was really good at doing was reaching out to and inspiring people who might not have voted in the past – record voter turn out confirms that. However it’s a mistake to think that anyone who supports Obama is a social liberal, many of the folks who see where the country is headed financially and want a new direction could be very conservative (true conservatives are disgusted by what’s been going on in the white house for the last 8 years) and those are the same people who might be firm supporters of Prop 8. These are gut reaction voteres who will read “eliminate same sex marriage” and think “eliminate gays” and click yes. It’s kind of a double edged sword if you look at it like that, but unfortunately it’s more disappointing than shocking.

11 thoughts on “Wins for Obama and Prop 8?”

  1. The sweet taste of victory has been turned bitter by the passing of Prop 8. I had really hoped we as a country (state) had finally moved passed discrimination and hate.

    I was wrong…..

  2. I think you nailed it pretty well too. I do believe in the past attempts to amend the constitution have been overturned in the courts. I hope this can be done with Prop 8.

  3. NECA/IBEW = electrical/construction workers. It’s OK to sling a hammer with people of color but only if he’s not going to try and grab your ass?

  4. NO ON 8 does not concede yet!
    Roughly 400,000 votes separate yes from no on Prop 8 – out of 10 million votes tallied.

    Based on turnout estimates reported yesterday, we expect that there are more than 3 million and possibly as many as 4 million absentee and provisional ballots yet to be counted.

    Given that fundamental rights are at stake, we must wait to hear from the Secretary of State tomorrow how many votes are yet to be counted as well as where they are from.

    It is clearly a very close election and we monitored the results all evening and this morning.

    As of this point, the election is too close to call.

  5. From what I’m reading, the exit polls show African-Americans favored Prop 8 70%-30%. Could this be a case of the higher African-American turnout, the more likely Prop 8 will pass?

  6. I also found this an odd juxtaposition. The MSM loves to carve up the electorate into convenient demographic groups, and they did it again last night, with one network proclaiming that many blacks in CA voted for Obama and for Prop 8. But it may be that there was little overlap between the Obama voters and the yes on Prop 8 voters.

    Prop 8 had the advantage of being a confusing “yes means no and no means yes” vote when it comes to existing rights. Also, the pro-Prop 8 forces ran an effective, scary, phony ad campaign about our schoolchildren, etc. It was like the “Harry and Louise” campaign against the Clinton health care proposal back in 1993. I don’t think the anti-Prop 8 side was nearly as effective in their messaging.

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