In Mississippi, the so-called "personhood amendment" to the state constitution, which would have outlawed abortion and many forms of contraception, was defeated at the polls, despite expectations that it would have passed.
In Ohio, voters resoundingly voted to repeal the governor's draconian actions stripping public workers of bargaining rights.
In related news, Maine voters elected to restore same-day voter registration, which had been abolished by a republican-controlled legislature, and Republican candidates suffered losses elsewhere in the country.
Wouldn't it be a good thing if Republican politicians got the idea that the extreme platform they've been pushing is too out-there for the electorate? I'd sure like to have that question asked at tonight's Republican candidates' debate, but I bet it won't be.
I do hope this is a sign of the tide turning. Scott Walker, you are next!
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