Don't believe the hype. Head on over to read great analysis from a red-stater. I know the USA is supposed to be in the midst of a massive turn to the fundamentalist right and all, but I'm having a hard time reconciling that centrist bit of spin with the fact that North Carolina, Idaho and Missouri - states that tilted heavily for Bush - all just elected open lesbians as state legislators, while Oregon just elected an openly gay guy to its Supreme Court. Hell, in Dallas County, Texas - which, of course, voted overwhelmingly for Bush on Tuesday - all of those right-wing "moral" voters just elected a damn lesbian as their sheriff.
Aaron Sarver is an independent audio producer and writer based in Chicago. His work has appeared in In These Times, The Chicago Reader, Alternet.org, and on Free Speech Radio News. For nearly three years he produced and co-hosted the radio program, Fire on the Prairie, which featured interviews with progressive writers and activists, and is archived at fireontheprairie.com.