**Biased reporting in that one; it's the incidents I was concerned with.
I'm not taking a stance on the propositions; I'm just feeling the hope and change. Though it is interesting that in one case a majority vote is seen as 'of the people' in action, in another case it's just bad math/money-bought. Or something. Hypocrisy is often quite stunning in its audacity, but that's nothing new. Just apply that same math to the general election and it comes out...oh, I don't know...as the opposite of what actually happened? It's only valid if it comes out the way we want it to, don't you know. And if you don't like how it came out, just light fires.
I could look at this map all day and point out how ludicrous it is that Obama won, but according to the way our governance is set up, he did. Them's the breaks. Judicial activism may end up leading you to a place you don't like at all; best not to keep pushing for it - sort of like deciding on a jury trial instead of going before a judge - you take your chances when that happens. It's a roll of the dice at best, and considering how these votes have gone so far in the country, it's not a very safe one. Keep pushing for judges to usurp the legislature and make law from the bench, you end up with a jury of the voters - and that can go bad real easy. Now it'll be that much harder to get.