Still a right-center nation

Is it too early to label Obama’s second term a failure and a disappointment?

I know this much, there’s no mandate.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

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38 replies
  1. 1
    Ivan X says:

    Thanks, Juicers. You kept me sane through this.

  2. 2
    Paul says:

    Does Romney begin campaigning for 2016 tomorrow, or will he give it a break until Thursday?

  3. 3
    Sasha says:

    “Barack, what is good in life?”
    “To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their bloggers.”

  4. 4
    Raven says:

    Looks like you are up against the boss man.

  5. 5
    Steve says:

    I’m positively giddy anticipating what the insane wingnut spin will be on this outcome. Obama actually ran as a conservative? I dunno. I think the hurricane excuse has been preemptively rejected.

  6. 6
    Bostondreams says:

    Rove and some of the Romney folks are saying Ohio was called too early.

  7. 7
    Buckeyevoter says:

    Romney is not conceding OH! WTF?

  8. 8
    Mike in NC says:

    David Gregory calls Obama a dick.

  9. 9
    danielx says:

    Copied from somebody….

    Now that Obama never has to run for anything ever again, does he get to unleash his righteous rage and rain down his vengeance upon his enemies? ‘Cause I’d like to see that.

  10. 10
    Dave says:

    1) He didn’t win.
    2) He won, but it’s not a mandate.
    3) He won’t be able to do anything because the Republicans won’t let him, and that’s his fault.
    4) Romney wasn’t a real conservative anyway.
    5) Next time the Republicans will run a real conservative and, of course, will win handily.

    This is all I’ve learned in 5 minutes of watching Fox. It’d actually be really entertaining if this was happening to some other country.

  11. 11
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Mike in NC:

    Moving in on Dana Milbank’s territory.

  12. 12
    Superking says:

    I want to bathe in the tears of wingnuts.

  13. 13
    Tonybrown74 says:

    Karl Rove cannot accept the loss. They are trying to explain why Romney isn’t going to win Ohio and he cannot accept it.

  14. 14
    1badbaba3 says:

    Thank you, thank you. I’d like to thank all the little people for making this possible. And by little people, of course I mean Republicans and firebaggers. You know who you are. Now take a bow, you knuckleheads.

  15. 15
    aussie sheila says:

    Congratulations to all the people here, to the Dems, the USA electorate, and a big sigh of relief from the land of Oz. I was chatting to my next door neighbour yesterday about your elections, and his comment was to the effect that he was scared stiff of a Romney victory because ‘no more war’ that’s why! My mum who I just visited in hospital had the same sentiments. Now if I could just offer some gratuitous advice for a second Obama term-how’s about a move for federal electoral standards, an independent electoral commission for federal elections, and a statute requiring that any state that cannot guarantee every eligible voter is able to cast a ballot that will be properly counted, for any official, state or local, will lose their right to some form of hitherto available federal assistance.

    Honestly, love ya all, but not being able to run honest and efficient elections that ensure every person can cast a ballot without having to wait a whole day is simply-disgraceful. In this place, ballots are run by an independnet federal agency, ballots are all paper and completed in pencil, and only nominated persons from parties standing in that electorate are able to watch the count. If any group such as ‘true the vote’ interferred in an election in this country the way they apparently do in the US, it would be heavy fines at the very least. They wouldn’t last five minutes at any polling place in our country. It is scandalous that private citizens can actually request ID, or challenge a voter’s right to vote. Absolutely disgusting.

    Once again, congratulations. We are all so relieved for you guys as much as for ourselves. XXX

  16. 16
    Robert says:

    Fox News is clearly disappointed that Romney lost. They’re already appeasing the wingnuts in their base:

    For Obama, the election is the last time his name will appear on a ballot, or so he claims.

    Read more:

  17. 17
    kuvasz says:

    “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

  18. 18
    Nemo_N says:

    CNN panel still arguing that Obama should move to the center (HINT: they mean “do everything republicans want”).

  19. 19
    Debbie(aussie) says:

    @aussie sheila: Wonderfully said ‘Sheila’.

  20. 20
    dedc79 says:


  21. 21
    Evolving Deep Southerner says:

    Why the fuck didn’t they call Florida an hour and a half ago? I know, “2000,” whatever, but damn. Get this over with. Fuck Ohio now. It’s over.

  22. 22
    NotMax says:


    Rove is being Rove. It is not that he cannot accept it, it is that he is playacting in order to push any Obama victory address into as wee an hour as possible.

    Romney campaign full partners in the pettiness, IMHO.

  23. 23
    Porlock Junior says:

    @aussie sheila: Thanks for your good thoughts for us. And as to that law that ought to bust any state that can’t guarantee a fair vote: Surprise! It’s already the law. More than the law, it’s in the Holy Constitution:

    But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

    Fourteenth Amendment.

    Nice little Constitution you got here. Pity if somebody happened to use it.

    But with demographic change that threat may be real. I hope.

  24. 24
    FlipYrWhig says:


  25. 25
    kevin says:

    I just saw John King show that the majority of people live in the big cities and vote democratic…but since unpopulated counties that vote red take up more space, it is still a center right country.

    Can someone tell this tool that dirt don’t vote? Cows don’t vote. Trees don’t vote. To acknowledge that no one lives there , but since it makes the map look red, well, its center right.

  26. 26
    Jay C says:

    Maybe not a failure (far from it, of course) – but a big disappointment this time round were the House results: still going to have Orange Julius (or some other GOPer hack) as Speaker, and the usual Teabagger contingent blocking them from doing anything useful.

    And a big disappointment from the Obama campaign, IMO, was the lack of focus on creating Dem coattails in downticket races. Yeah, I know, gerrymandering, redistricting, Tea Party, etc.: but I think Obama’s “pull” helped with at least a couple of Senate races: I think it might have had some effect on Congressional contest as well. Maybe.

  27. 27
    Jay C says:


    And not to mention UNLIMITED CORPORATE CASH!!! The touchstone for VICTORY!!

  28. 28
    Mark S. says:

    Huh, Obama would have won without Ohio after all. And it was a great idea for Mitt to make a last second push for Pennsylvania.

    Hooray Elizabeth Warren!

  29. 29
    Dream On says:

    Just words! Just words!

  30. 30
    Arclite says:

    Obama win = Good news for Mitt Rmoney.

  31. 31
    aussie sheila says:

    @Porlock Junior
    Yes I get your constitution supposedly guarantees right to exercise franchise, de jure, but de facto-not so much. It is the facts on the ground that need to be dealt with. Not by a constitutional amendment (too hard, too long and probably fail), but by some legislative action that simply prohibits the outrageous (to this aussie citizen)and shambolic approach to the last guarantee a citizen has that somehow,they have a say because their right to vote will be honoured by not only being able to be exercised, but also counted-properly and honestly. I simply don’t believe any Democrat in the US should tolerate these shenannigans any more. Cheers ya’ll. Once again, congratulations. Well deserved win!

  32. 32
    Perfect Tommy says:

    Now Mitt can go file an amended tax return and get all of his tax breaks that he refused to keep his rate up….

  33. 33
    Perfect Tommy says:

    Now Mitt can go file an amended tax return and get all of his tax breaks that he refused last year to keep his rate up….

  34. 34
    themann1086 says:

    @kevin: Saw this too, and turned the TV off. Seriously, you don’t vote by area…

  35. 35
    roshan says:

    “A broad mandate this is not”

    Oh yeaaah? go fuck yourself, politico and Bobo.

  36. 36
    LosGatosCA says:


    The cows and the Rockies are definitely right wing tards. You can tell by the blank stare and the their ‘dumb as’ IQ.

  37. 37
    Batocchio says:

    Not long ago, I hear Rick Klein on ABC say that Obama didn’t have a mandate. Fuck them all.

  38. 38
    Higgs Boson says:


    I hope he will use every tool available in his second term to publicly expose obstructionist members of congress.

    Use executive orders to defund government programs in teabagger districts. They want smaller gubmint? Then let their constituents have it.

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