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NJ is socially liberal (they're Yankees, after all), but I'd call it more of a swing state, if you look at it historically. Governors Christie Todd Whitman and Tom Kean were both Republican, although almost all the major posts are Dem today.

Posted by dem | October 26, 2006 11:36 PM

I feel so bad for the Democratic Party. Here they are, minding their own business, saying as little as they possibly can about equality and constitutional rights and liberty and those foolish, selfish, traitorous homosexuals are going to ruin everything because of this decision.

It hardly seems fair that the Democrats should lose an election just because LGBT people have a right to equal protections. What a horrible shame!

We should just hold our breath and not say a word about this, right? Sure the Bush-lovers will harp on it for the next week (what else do they have?) but under no circumstance should any Democrat make any reasonable argument in rebuttal. No - that is too much to ask. Democrats dont want to sound like they are defending GAYS. Oh that would be terrible...and the gays themselves better not get too uppity and expect anything to be said. We better keep our traps shut. NO letters to the editor, no demonstrations, no pressure on the Democrats to defend our citizenship. That wouldn't be prudent. obedient. Dont ask Democrats to do anything...they will do the right thing on their own, right? As soon as they have power, right? Now, get into the a good Democratic queer....hushhhhhh. They've never let us down before, have they?

Posted by patrick C | October 27, 2006 7:51 AM

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