It's the day to get out and vote for Alex Sink, so we can scare the crap out of the GOP wingnuts controlling the US House.
Go fight win, Democrats. And to all my fellow moderate, ex-Republican Eisenhower/Roosevelt types, YOU GOTTA GET THE VOTE OUT TOO, JUST DON'T SIT THERE WITH YOUR NO-PARTY-AFFILIATE LABEL, VOTE DAMMIT.
I'll be updating this post as the day progresses, most likely after the polls close and the counting begins.
In the meantime, follow this link over to Vagabond Scholar where Batocchio has a list of CPAC responses. Just a reminder, that THIS is what you're voting AGAINST.
More specifically, that CPAC still uses Sarah Palin as a major speaker, and the tone-deaf efforts she makes to stir up the Far Right base... as the Unitarians say, "Activate Facepalm Mode". This is your modern Republican Party, folks... AVOID AVOID AVOID
GET THE VOTE OUT FOR SINK, PINELLAS COUNTY. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD... Find your precinct and VOTE DAMMIT.
Update: as of 7:25 pm EDT, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting a slim Sink lead at 47.6 percent with Jolly at 47.2 percent and Libertarian Overby at 4.9.
The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections estimated voter turnout at 39 percent through 6 p.m.
Dammit, Pinellas County. 39 PERCENT TURNOUT?! I'm gonna disown the lot of you for failing to show up to vote! /headdesk
Update (9:00 pm): I really think that poor turnout is what hurt Sink's chances, because the election's been called for Republican Jolly. He's at 48 percent with Sink at 46 and Overby holding around 4 percent.
Well, f-ck. This is pretty interesting because the GOP had been laying out an early narrative that Jolly had been mismanaging his campaign, but now they'll be crowing it as PROOF DEFINITIVE PROOF THAT AMERICANS HATE OBAMACARE AND OBAMA AND THE EVUL LIBRUL AGENDA.
The Dems ARE gonna be forced to go on the defensive about Obamacare now, and won't be able to stick to their narratives about hiking the minimum wage or protecting social aid programs like Food Stamps.
Dammit, Pinellas voters.
Here's your wake-up call, Democrats. GET THE GODDAMN VOTE OUT THIS YEAR.