Yes We Fucking Did, Again!

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My CO from active duty, who I have loved since I was on active duty in 1989 (and still do), unfriended me tonight on facebook when Obama won.

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245 replies
  1. 1

    Woo! Fucking! Hoo! Motherfuckers!

  2. 2
    Raven says:

    Hell yes, now wait 5 minutes and start worrying!

  3. 3
    geg6 says:

    Romney refusing to concede Ohio. Here we go!

  4. 4
    MBL says:

    Twitter is lighting up about Karl Rove melting down on Fox news but all I see is Shep Smith interviewing Peggy Noonan. Am I watching the wrong damn channel or something?

  5. 5
    Enhanced Voting techniques says:

    Fuck War with Iran

    Fuck turning America into a 3rd World Country

    Fuck Vouchers

    Go Obama!

    And were is that troll scum bag?

  6. 6
    Ksmiami says:

    Fuck off Romney and concede already

  7. 7
    superfly says:

    TEAM AMERICA!!! FUCK YEAH!!!

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    jp says:

    ok, so it is for reals? we won? I have just about chewed my fingernails down and the news is still all flaky…damn! this has been a stressful night.

  9. 9
    Yutsano says:

    Still watching the Senate races. Heitkamp and Berkley leading and Carmona is surging.

    @geg6: Awesome. Way to honour your father there Willard: going out like a sore loser.

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    suzanne says:

    You know what they say: Once you go black….

    I have a nice rock that Willard and Marie Ann-toinette can go live under. They can install a car elevator in it if they want.

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    some guy says:

    Florida going blue. will be in within an hour or two.

  12. 12

    VICTORY!!

    ONLY ONE DAY TO PRESIDENT ELECT ROMNEY!

    ETA: Bookmark it Libs!

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    lonesomerobot says:

    can I get a HELL YES

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    I’m really intrigued by the refusal to concede. They have to be looking at the same data that Obama/Biden campaign is looking at.

    Who is in that room? What are they doing?

  15. 15
    Suicidal Zebra says:

    Woooooohooooo.

    Also, @realDonaldTrump on twitter is a hoot. No doubt he’ll start inciting to actual violence soon.

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    suzanne says:

    @Yutsano: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?! Carmona is still behind, according to azcentral!

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    TooManyJens says:

    UNLIMITED CORPORATE CASH

    STILL COULDN’T BAIL YOUR SHITTY CANDIDATE OUT

  18. 18
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    John, please post a list of all the volunteers who approved the thousands of comments tonight. They were terrific, and that was fun. Dizzying, but fun.

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    Ghost of David Broder says:

    Now that Obama’s won, hopefully, he’ll be more humble and reach across the aisle because Americans want bipartisanship. That’s why they elected a Republican House, Democrat Senate, and Democrat President.

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    master c says:

    bowwbb bb bowwbb bb bowwb tttttt ttt t

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    TaMara (BHF) says:

    I’m hoping someone will give us a blow by blow of the Rove breakdown. I need it.

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    The Watcher says:

    Dropped my vote for The ONE (remember that oldie but goodie from 2008? Good times, good times) in the box here in Hawaii, thirty minutes before NBC called Ohio…close call, I didn’t think my vote would count! :)

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    lonesomerobot says:

    that’s the last I want to see of Mitt Romney

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    Yutsano says:

    @suzanne: CNN. He is still behind but he did cut into Flake’s vote total. Granted their updates have been teh suxxors all night.

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    lamh35 says:

    POTUS up by 50,000K in Florida so fuck Romney he may not even need to concede OH

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    Gretchen D says:

    Wooooo-hooooo – I’m sooo relieved.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    OH YEAH! FOUR MORE YEARS!

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    R-Jud says:

    @James E. Powell:

    I’m really intrigued by the refusal to concede. They have to be looking at the same data that Obama/Biden campaign is looking at.

    Romney is hastily writing his concession speech on a napkin.

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    Stooleo says:

    Cause this is the only venue I can do this. To all my conservative people that I know. Suck. On. It.

    BTW my FB people blow for the most part.

    Thank you John Cole and all the other Balloon Juicers for such a great blog!!

  30. 30
    Raven says:

    Virgil Goode, the Ralph Nader of 2012

    Virginia

    Barack Obama 1,650,153 49.5%
    Romney-head Mitt Romney 1,634,638 49.0%
    Others 48,139 1.4%

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    geg6 says:

    @Sarah, Proud and Tall:

    Yeah! Where is that little fucker anyway?

    Speaking of idiots, Trump is calling for revolution.

  32. 32
    TaMara (BHF) says:

    @JohnCole and all the BJ-ers thanks to all who make the live blog possible. Nice to hang with like-minded during tonight’s tenser moments.

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    lesterbut says:

    Romney not conceding Ohio yet…what’s going on?

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    General Stuck says:

    WOOOOOT!!

    Somebody remove the sharp objects from the wingnuts.

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    gsim says:

    did anyone else see what went on a few moments ago on fox news? megyn kelly literally walked through the hallways to find the fox news numbers guys and grilled them to see if they were absolutely sure if ohio went for obama. it was surreal.

    /delurking

    ETA: it still is surreal.

  36. 36
    madmommy says:

    Romney is not going to concede because he is an entitled ass who cannot believe he lost. But I have to go to work tomorrow and so he is cheating me out of seeing the sad, bitter tears of the Romney family as he gives his speech in real time. Asshole.

  37. 37
    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    P.O., where are you, buddy? You promised to be here.

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    GregB says:

    America Fuck Yeah!

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    Capt. Seaweed says:

    I knew Swiss Family Romney were going to be big crybabies after getting the thumping they so richly deserved. They haven’t let me down yet.

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    Violet says:

    @TaMara (BHF): Rove was going over various counties and saying Ohio can’t be called.

    Krauthammer was having a fit. Hilarious.

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    hedgehog the occasional commenter says:

    Halle-fucking-lujah! They haven’t called Colorado yet but looks like we’re going blue.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @lesterbut: Unskewed Internal Polls

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    GxB says:

    @geg6: To channel that great old philosopher Russell from Fat Albert, I’m going to start calling Rmoney “Summer Vacation” – No Class.

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    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    Who is the uber-homely talking head on Fox with gray bags under his eyes, weirdly red lips, and a bald head?

    Talk about sour grapes… nothin’ but whining out of him.

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    General Stuck says:

    @lesterbut:

    I think Ohio law states if the election is .5 percent close, then they have to wait till Nov 17 to open and count them, or something like that, I think’

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    Halteclere says:

    I want my damn pony!

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    Punchy says:

    Megayn Kelly on Fox is quite hot. Normally, she’s a gasbag of rancid shit. Tonite, she flashed her legs and indy and questioned The Rove. Thats good enough for starbursts.

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    geg6 says:

    Oh, the wingers are fucking freaking out. Rove is trying to make the FOX numbers guys change their call. Looks like O wins NV, CO, VA, and FL, too. Not called for those yet, but looks like the calls should come soon.

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    imonlylurking says:

    So far both amendments in MN are losing by quite a bit. Happy news.

  52. 52

    Nate Silver is made of pure awesome. He may have called all 50 states right.

  53. 53
    Jewish Steel says:

    I try to keep it high minded around here but let me just say,

    “HOW’S THAT TASTE, REPUBLICAN MOTHERFUCKERS!?”

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    Mike in NC says:

    Rmoney will not concede. The fucker will send out his entitled twat wife to say “You people are unworthy of our excellence” and then they will self-deport to the Cayman Islands to count their filthy lucre. May they all DIAF.

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    Ira-NY says:

    Fox is a disgrace.

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    Valdivia says:

    is he ever going to concede the fucker? he lost!

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    Ira-NY says:

    Fox is a disgrace.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    John King pulled the “Most of the counties in the US are red therefore we are a center right nation.” He specifically said “we are a center right nation.”

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    Splitting Image says:

    Congrats everyone, especially the hard-working get-out-the-voters. The U.S. gets four more hard-earned years of laughing at Canada for the abominable head of government its political system managed to cough up.

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    General Stuck says:

    Obama is currently winning VA OH NV and FL, with a high percent of vote counted. It won’t be long till Ohio is moot.

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    GxB says:

    @Punchy: Dude – ffs sleep it off already – nothing but regret down that road.

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    GregB says:

    Rove: Turn those machines back on!!!!!!!!

  64. 64
    👽 Martin says:

    It was mathematically impossible for Obama to lose tonight. I turned 44 today.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    @Belafon (formerly anonevent): FYWP. It won’t let me edit, I wanted to change “there fore” to “therefor”.

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    Ira-NY says:

    Does King know h difference between area and people?

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    Spaghetti Lee says:

    I am so relieved. So so so relieved. This is such a great night.

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    Comrade Luke says:

    Book it: the Republicans will now spend the next 2-4 years trying to figure out how to game Nate Silver’s analysis, as opposed to changing any of their policies.

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    JPL says:

    The President has 270 without OHIO.. give me a break. Romney is just proving he is Goldwater.

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    Helen says:

    Jon Stewart before the call: “I can report that Mitt Romney has won……..most of the confederacy” Indeed!

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    suzanne says:

    Look at that room of sad white people….

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    Jebediah says:

    Enjoying Rachel Maddow right now.

  73. 73
    Comrade Luke says:

    @👽 Martin: Happy Birthday. I turn 45 on Monday :)

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    Face says:

    Watching Fox to see if Rove ever concedes Ohio. Looks like he wont. Dumbass.

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    Mark B. says:

    Romney family refusing to leave their bunker. Hopefully the dog will be OK.

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    Violet says:

    @Belafon (formerly anonevent): Brit Hume said “we are a center right nation” too. Fucking Village.

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    GxB says:

    @Valdivia: Yo Val! About that boat I’d asked about a while back – looks like we won’t need it for at least FOUR MORE YEARS!

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    max says:

    Fuck John King.

    CNN is a center-right, or just right network, and they can sod off.

    max
    [‘Excellent choice in music John!’]

  79. 79
    some guy says:

    Rupert Murdoch concedes

  80. 80
    Yutsano says:

    ND Senate will be a recount. Was kind of hoping for Carmona…

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    joeyess says:

    I cranked that fucker up and head-banged my ears off. Thanks Cole. Perfect song to grind it into the festering wound that is the right-wing in this country.

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    Violet says:

    Laura Ingraham:

    JUST A THOUGHT…Next time, GOP might want to think about nominating a conservative.

    Yes! Next time nominate someone even wingnuttier. Please! And make sure your Senate and House candidates are Real Conservatives too.

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    Helen says:

    @👽 Martin: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTIN

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    Mark B. says:

    Now Obama up to 290 so Ohio is irrelevant. Even if the Romney dead-enders don’t believe the Ohio call, they still lose. Time to use a can opener on the Romney bunker.

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    AnnaN says:

    John – I’m sorry. That really sucks.

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    suzanne says:

    @Yutsano: I was desperately hoping for Carmona. I am holding out hope that my new Congresscritter will be Kyrsten Sinema….she’s currently ahead by one point. I just want Arizona to turn blue so badly.

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    catatonia says:

    That omnipotent Black Panther who frightened elderly white women in Philadelphia today … it’s his fault. He reached his afro hand into Ohio and many other states, frightening elderly whites across our fair — and that’s meant in all its senses — land.
    /snark

    God I do love this so. This middle-aged, bald white man does love the fact that Obama won tonight, and won convincingly.

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    Tonal Crow says:

    P > 0.8 that the GOP nominates someone at least as crazy as Rih Santorum in 2016. I’m sure the overwhelming GOP consensus will be that they lost because they weren’t crazy enough.

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    sinned34 says:

    Well, the extreme right has been put in its place today. Now, somebody find an actual liberal to run for the Democrats in 2016.

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    grape_crush says:

    https://twitter.com/GOP_Tears/republican-tears

    Right wing pundit reactions, priceless…

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    The Sheriff's Still A Ni- says:

    My CO from active duty, who I have loved since I was on active duty in 1989 (and still do), unfriended me tonight on facebook when Obama won.

    Wow. That’s just… wow.

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    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    Joh “I Am Not a Deadbeat” Walsh went down in defeat along with Scotty Brown and Achin’. How did West do down in Florida? Any chance Bachmann is losing?

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    Bostondreams says:

    So sorry, John.

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    suzanne says:

    Arpaio won. AGAIN. Fuuuuuuuuuck.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    @MattMinus:
    Lamentably, they’re too selfish to commit mass suicide.

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    frazzle says:

    Just waiting on Baldwin [fingers crossed]

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    Todd says:

    Ann Romney, like Magda Goebbels, may be insisting on a grander solution…

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @👽 Martin: Congrats! What a happy birthday for you!

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    Todd says:

    Ann Romney, like Magda Goebbels, may be insisting on a grander solution…

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    RoonieRoo says:

    I have to say that Cole losing his friend over this election has broken my heart a bit. But mostly because I have lost some family members so I personally feel the loss myself. It is heartbreaking.

  102. 102

    Fox talking about what is next for Mitt Romney after he concedes.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @👽 Martin: Happy Birthday!

  104. 104

    Guy on FOX says Romney will remain a ‘power broker’ in the Republican Party. Is he drunk? Republicans are now free to tell Mitt Romney, and the world, how they really feel about him. They hate him! Just like everybody else.

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    Bostondreams says:

    Watching Shep Smith just attack Republican positions and strategy. Awesome.

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    frazzle says:

    Oh, guess TPM called it…

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    lucslawyer says:

    Ah, the major breakdown going on over at (the execrable) MM’s site…

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    SuperHrefna says:

    I am drunk on the tears of my enemies. Fox News is compelling viewing for the first time that I can remember. This is just blissful, sweet, sweet schadenfreude.

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    GxB says:

    @MattMinus: Ahh, the Schaden freude’s itself sometimes don’t it? As ghoulish as it sounds had I heard all of ’em purchased matching outfits and Nike(R) shoes I guess I’d wouldn’t be surprised though still be a bit upset if there were some kind of mass self termination event – so I got that going for me anyway.

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    Bostondreams says:

    Romney really is being a Dbag here.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @John: That really sucks. I’m sorry he did that to you.

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    mingo says:

    I am so happy. I’ll spend tomorrow doing what I did 4 years ago – taking deep breaths, as if I hadn’t breathed for the last 6 months. and, of course, since I have been canvassing in arapahoe county, cO, you have MEEE to thank for Colorado! actually, not really, lots and lots of volunteers were working here for a long time. thanks to them, and everybody else.

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    gene108 says:

    What’s the popular vote total?

    CNN has Rommney winning it, but it seems Obama’s winning many states decisively, so I don’t see how Obama can lose the popular vote.

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    MCA1 says:

    ‘RADO, bitches!

    I note Romney at 47% there. Reminds me of something. Can’t put a finger on it.

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    SuperHrefna says:

    Fox just called Colorado for the President. Now contemplating their navels & the meaning of life.

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    Jef says:

    @AnnaN: Agreed about the CO. I’m not even going on Facebook tonight because I don’t need to learn which of my friends/acquaintances are going to out themselves as Rovian wingnut reality deniers.

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    ‏@TuckerCarlson No single factor helped Obama more than dropping marriage rates. Unmarried people voted for Obama. Far more of them than ever before.

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    kindness says:

    Sorry about your CO John. Hope he comes to his senses later.

    But hell YES! Thank God we don’t have to put up with that bunch of crooks running the Republican show right now…not as POTUS anyway.

    Two more Supreme Court nominees (hoping Repubs in the Senate don’t just firebomb the whole thing).

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Bostondreams:
    And that would be different from any other time how?

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    Todd says:

    @Mark B.:

    Romney family refusing to leave their bunker. Hopefully the dog will be OK.

    They always test the “end it all” pills on the dog first.

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    TaMara (BHF) says:

    I don’t know their waiting for, all the local news organizations have Colorado for Obama.

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    Donut says:

    @Todd:

    “Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring. This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.”

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    SenyorDave says:

    I guess I’m lucky that no one in my family is that passionate about politics, and I think they all pretty much vote Dem anyway (plus its a very small family). Plus we’re Jewish, and except for the Orthodox, Jews usually vote Dem. I don’t get something like abondoning longtime freindships, but I’m a pragmatist at heart, and I think I can separate polticis and friendship.

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    Waldo says:

    Fox: Obama won because he went negative! Seriously, fox said that.

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    Comrade Jake says:

    The Rove meltdown on Fox was epic.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    @Sarah, Proud and Tall: Thanks.

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    Radio One says:

    so what’s the over/under on Romney conceding tonight?

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    kc says:

    I’m so fucking happy!

    But John, I am sorry about your friend. That sucks. Hope y’all can get past it.

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    BGinCHI says:

    SP&T: Is that a Tucker tweet?

    What a twat.

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    Valdivia says:

    @GxB:

    maybe we can put Romney in it!

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    Bibster says:

    So…with the results in and luminaries like Akin, Mourdock and Allen all losing, not to mention the utter fail parade of the Rethug primary process…What are the odds they realize that putting forth a pack of religious fanatics, liars and racists is not a viable electoral strategy? My guess is somewhere about zero.

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    SuperHrefna says:

    Hopefully the CO just needs a bit of a time out & will re-friend Cole once he has calmed down.

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    rikyrah says:

    YEAH, MR. PRESIDENT

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    Victoria Jackson ‏@vicjackshow America died.

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    Mark B. says:

    @gene108: A lot of the votes from the west coast aren’t counted yet. Obama will win the popular vote by 1% or more.

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    I don’t know who these people are on FOX except for Juan Williams. I have never really watched FOX before tonight.

    They are playing this a lot straighter than I would have expected. They are spinning it their way, for sure, but none of the vitriol that I have seen on various clips I’ve viewed on blogs over the last four years.

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    Bostondreams says:

    People are still in line to vote in Florida. At 12:15 am. Just. Wow.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Bottom line for this election, and why it felt so stressful for all of us:

    Obama and the Dems had to block the GOPs efforts to wreck the country.

    They are the most destructive force in American political history.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    Tomorrow, count how many times you hear the phrase “voter fraud.” I’ll bet I hear it from one office at work more often than the rest of you hear it combined.

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    strawmanmunny says:

    Just want to say that I got all my news from the Balloon Juice live blog and it was wonderful. Really appreciate it and a big wet, no underwear wearing kiss to everyone.

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    Waldo says:

    Juan Williams on fox: how you likin’ that, Whitey?

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    delosgatos says:

    @Comrade Jake:

    The Rove meltdown on Fox was epic.

    Linkage? Apologies if already provided!

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    Punchy says:

    My CO from active duty, who I have loved since I was on active duty in 1989 (and still do), unfriended me tonight on facebook when Obama won.

    Sorry to hear that Johnnie. Bastard doesn’t deserve your friendship. What a fucking asshole.

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    JPL says:

    So Rove thought the machines in Ohio were fixed but now that CO went for the pres, what is his excuse? Maybe Romney will concede now.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Should we close down the live chat? We still have more than 2,000 folks in there…

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    Geoduck says:

    @suzanne:

    Arpaio won. AGAIN. Fuuuuuuuuuck.

    He will hold office until he dies, unless he manages to break some federal law.

    Mostly good news in WA state, looks like the gay marriage will become legal, marijuana will be legalized, and Inslee has managed to save off that odious little toad McKenna for the governship. Sadly, Tim Eyman’s latest stinkbomb cruised to victory.

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    MCA1 says:

    How bad of a person does it make me that I’m choosing to watch Fox right now? I am totally yucking in up checking out that shithole tonight. Karl Rove just ate his own poop on live television.

    Facts: winner
    Math: winner
    99%: winners
    Reality: winner
    Access to health insurance: winner
    Truth: winner
    Auto industry: winner
    Unions: winner
    Education for everyone: winner

    Village: loser
    Unskewing: gigantic fucking loser
    Mitch McChinell: loser
    Unbridled cynicism: loser
    UNLIMITED CORPORATE CASH: LOSER!

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    Sawgrass Stan says:

    Ouch, John– that sucks
    a cousin-in-law posted a “my son, like all liberals in this country, is blind to Obama’s evil..”– type post,
    son replied, “Dad, take this in the best way possible, but GO FUCK YOURSELF!!!!” Thanksgiving will be tense, I think. Hope you and your CO get straight with each other. Hate this shit.

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    Pinkamena Panic says:

    Someone might wanna check on Political Bloviator. He’s probably three sheets and on a ledge right now.

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    @BGinCHI:

    Yep. I don’t even know what it fucking means.

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    Angela says:

    Is that Fooker Romney ever going to concede?

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    xian says:

    @Sarah, Proud and Tall: i’m going to love these next four years

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    me says:

    Ryan won, unfortunately. Zerban did well though and if Ryan resigns he will have a good chance in 2 years.

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    NotMax says:

    White Horse fall down, go boom.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Holy batshit, WaPo, what the fuck kind of headline is this!? Especially more than an hour after Obama won re-election! Morans.

    Romney has defeated Obama in Arizona, The Washington Post projects

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    suzanne says:

    @Pinkamena Panic: I’m sad he isn’t here to hang with us. BWAHAHAHAAHAAAAA.

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    Enhanced Voting techniques says:

    @grape_crush: Oh that is just priceless for the gloating.

    I have to say I have never felt the need to savor their pain like this election. The Right has just been so petty and vile the last four years they deserve every second of heartburn they get.

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    TaMara (BHF) says:

    My CO from active duty, who I have loved since I was on active duty in 1989 (and still do), unfriended me tonight on facebook when Obama won.

    I am so sorry for that.

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    some guy says:

    West clings to thin lead:

    STUART — Conservative firebrand and Tea Party hero U.S. Rep. Allen West held a razor thin lead over Democrat Patrick Murphy in Congressional District 18 late Tuesday night in what was one of the most expensive and bitter Congressional campaigns in the nation.

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    AxelFoley says:

    I’ve been waiting all night to post this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04854XqcfCY

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    jurassicpork says:

    Here’s a quick summary of what happened and didn’t happen tonight. More on this tomorrow. Much, much more.

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    Geoduck says:

    @Pinkamena Panic:

    Someone might wanna check on Political Bloviator

    Ah, he’s out looking for a job now that the trolling-checks have stopped coming in.

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    Narcissus says:

    Chuck Todd caught scratching ass on tv

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    gene108 says:

    @Mark B.:

    Too late for people on the East Coast. I believe Fox and CNN have already set the narrative that Obama’s lost the popular vote and/or doesn’t have a mandate because his margin of victory is less than in 2008, in either the EC and/or popular vote.

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    NotMax says:

    This whole not conceding thing is an act, to push any Obama victory statement into the wee-est of the wee hours for as much of the country that they can.

    Spoiled brat pettiness, pure and simple.

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    stoned stats says:

    Cole: tough go with the old CO. Sure you can find common ground soon. Sucks to hear it.

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    Helen says:

    Chuck Todd asked for analysis by Rachel and he wasn’t ready “Sorry….I had voices in my head. And I am not Donald Trump” Ok I can’t stand Chucky Toddler, but that was AWESOME.

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    RoonieRoo says:

    @strawmanmunny: For me too. I don’t think I would have really watched this election night if it wasn’t for BJ. Living in a red state, BJ helps me feel like I’m not the last crazy person in the world.

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    Hunter Gathers says:

    Does anyone have a link to MSNBC’s live coverage? My Google-fu skill are on the fritz.

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    Waldo says:

    Now fox trumpeting romneys 20,000 vote (and shrinking) lead in the popular vote.

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    wuzzat says:

    Your CO is probably just licking his wounds in private. He’ll probably refriend you once he settles down a bit.

    In other news — WOOOO! Yay for the country as a whole and also for MA for electing Warren and for IN and MO for voting against horrible misogynist creepers! (Scott Brown is also kind of a misogynist creeper, but I’m more excited about getting Liz Warren than losing Scott Brown.)

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Friends – did you have a fun time in the live chat? I tried my best.

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    Drew says:

    Motherfuckers so happy I did not give up on my home state of Florida. So drunk, so happy!

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    GxB says:

    @me: Was just going to check that – shit! What is up with those Janesville peeps? And why would Ryan resign (asking from across the state – I really don’t know what’s going on down there.)

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    delosgatos says:

    My CO from active duty, who I have loved since I was on active duty in 1989 (and still do), unfriended me tonight on facebook when Obama won.

    Now that’s leadership.

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    reality-based says:

    you know what’s REALLY great about the Heitkamp Race? Ten days ago, the Catholic Bishop of the state (yes, there’s just 1, for now) sent a letter to all parishes telling them it was their Christian duty to vote for “pro-Life” candidates, and not just vote for the “likeable” one. ND’ers don’t take kindly to that shit.

    Also hurting Berg: – he’s Romney lite, a wealthy, completely unscrupulous business type who lies like a rug and nobody likes him. Also, no farm bill. WTF?

    Heidi now up 3700 votes, 86% reported – my God, this might really happen!

    North Dakota – the Nation writ small. (and cold)

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    Tonal Crow says:

    @Sarah, Proud and Tall:

    Fox talking about what is next for Mitt Romney after he concedes.

    Faux commentator, of course. The grifting, it never stops.

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    1badbaba3 says:

    @sinned34: Yeah, ‘cos the guy that just got re-elected just isn’t getting anything done. Maybe the real liberal can find and dust off the bully pulpit or go barnstorming, or crack some heads like LBJ. VICTORY! ! !

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    MCA1 says:

    @NotMax: It’s not that. It’s that they truly, honestly cannot believe the numbers, and the actual fact that they’ve lost. The bubble has been burst and they’re just realizing how naked they are.

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    NotMax says:

    @jurassicpork

    Too busy wanking to Jill Stein’s concession?

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    Fox dickhead: Obama does not have a mandate because he didn’t win the first debate, and because of the House, and because of popular vote, and because.

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    Violet says:

    @Helen: I saw that. That was awesome. He also then slammed Trump by saying, “I try to keep my opinions about that individual to myself.” Heh.

    Romney is a motherfucker. CONCEDE ALREADY, ASSHAT.

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    @PsiFighter37:

    I had a great time! Of course, winning is always a great time.

    Seriously. Great job. One quibble. I would have let RealityCheck/PoliticalObserver/Whatever stay in. He or she is very funny.

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    NotMax says:

    @MCA1

    Totally disagree. This is right out of Rove’s playbook.

    One thing he/they can do is read the handwriting on the wall, though he may not publicly recite what the handwriting says. Getting in another shot at their opponent trumps all.

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    @PsiFighter37:

    Thankyou very much to you and the others who helped. You saved us from a Balloon Juice meltdown.

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    dead existentialist says:

    Kudos to Mitch McConnell! One-term president, indeed!

    And where’s Sir Mittens? I wanna hear his concession speech, but it’s getting near my bedtime. Fucking sore loser.

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    bearcub says:

    John

    Your CO is in shock and unfriending you was a knee jerk reaction. He will come around. It’s only politics after all. Still at the moment it stings and I’m sorry you have to go through this.

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    Maude says:

    @gene108:
    We’re getting a windy storm tomorrow.

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    NotMax says:

    So did all caps bold troll show up?

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    Comrade Colette Collaboratrice says:

    @👽 Martin: Excellent timing. Congratulations on your historic achievement for the nation – and happy birthday!

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    Todd says:

    Romney could win every white vote in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, and it still wouldn’t matter.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @gene108: yep. That has been set for some time. Unless you win like Reagan or Johnson or Nixon, you don’t have a mandate. Also, it looks like Obama did as well or better with the groups he win in O8, but less well with groups he lost. You know. That group that matters most. And have u heard that voters in Indiana and North Carolina are more real than other voters?

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    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    Graves is up by 1% over Bachmann according to Minnesota Public Radio News! FSM, I’d love to watch her crazy eyes processing this news.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Waldo:

    Fox: Obama won because he went negative! Seriously, fox said that.

    If only Romney had thought about going negative, he might have won this mofo.

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    RoonieRoo says:

    @PsiFighter37: Yes! Where I didn’t comment much, I needed the live chat for my sanity. Thank you very much for doing it. It is infinitely better to be among those that understand you than to be alone watching Tweety, et al.

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    Enhanced Voting techniques says:

    @James E. Powell: Yes, and his pain is so clear to be seen

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    New York Times calls Virginia for Obama.

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    Romney is helping Obama by being a dickweed. If the president and the Democrats launch a PR campaign of “See? They’re childish and irresponsible. Help us get rid of them.”

    The dull-witted will buy that line if it’s hammered into their heads on a daily basis for the next thirty days.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Sarah, Proud and Tall: Waitaminute…isn’t Tucker unmarried? No I’m not going to go look.

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    NotMax says:

    One thing must admit I’m not at all clear about is whether provisional ballots still get counted down the line, adding to the popular vote totals.

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    Mark B. says:

    @Sarah, Proud and Tall: OK, so when does Romney concede? Is he going to wait until Obama gets 325 EV, because that could happen soon.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: The Sqwuak of a dying rag.

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    Comrade Jake says:

    I assume our friend Political Observer was Baghdad Bob until the very end?

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    Old Dan and Little Ann says:

    I am so fucking happy! I haven’t lost any friends. Yet.

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    Debbie(aussie) says:

    Amazing yet again. Couldn’t hope to keep up. Am glad for you and the rest of us that Obamba got re-elected.

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    dead existentialist says:

    @PsiFighter37: Ya done good, ya lovable drunk.

    DE +5 (normal night)

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    me says:

    @GxB: There was talk about Ryan getting out to distance himself from Congress. It wasn’t Janesville (I don’t think) but Oak Creek and Waukesha County. Zerban won by 5 points in Kenosha County and Racine City hasn’t reported yet and he’ll probably win there.

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    As happy as I am to see Obama re-elected, there are a few things in California that I don’t like in the statewide ballot measures.

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    gene108 says:

    @Suffern ACE:

    And have u heard that voters in Indiana and North Carolina are more real than other voters?

    My mom’s a North Carolina voter, so how many times should her vote count because North Carolina carries more weight?

    After being disillusioned with Obama early on (i.e. this June) because of the economy, she has come to loathe Romney the more she saw of him.

    Therefore North Carolina is for Obama now! ‘Cause what’s more real than your mom?

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    wuzzat says:

    OT, but given the stranglehold that the Catholic Church has on this state, I’m really pretty surprised that MA almost passed the ‘death with dignity’ bill. It was like, 51/49 against.

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    Strontium 90 says:

    Bachmann and West on the ropes

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    some guy says:

    Bachman less than 200 voes ahead. shit

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    BGinCHI says:

    Bachmann’s race is crazy eyes close.

    West is crazy motherfucker close.

    Walsh, sadly, has drowned in my vomit. Sorry Joe, but you earned it.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    MSNBC showed West and Murphy both at 50% with Murphy ahead by a few votes.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    CNN called Va for Obama. He’s at 303.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Just so everyone knows, we didn’t leave out the troll comments or anyone else’s in the live blog. We approved as fast as we could. I hope we didn’t miss any.

    It was fast, furious, and fun. And best of all, we did it without pants on.

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    me says:

    Here’s a better link for Ryan resigning.

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    dead existentialist says:

    @BGinCHI: Like I said to Psi, ya done good. Hic!

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    Gemina13 says:

    John, I’m sorry.

    All I can say is that I hope your CO will come to realize his mistake. And to offer you a virtual hug from myself and Lucky the Tuxedo Loaf.

    (Scared the hell out of my beloved tonight when the local news announced Obama had gained 274 electoral votes. We’re both recovering from stomach flu, but when I jumped in the air, screamed, and started to cry, he went so white I thought he might pass out. He had to go back to bed.)

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    Redleg says:

    John, to repeat what I said on the Live Feed- skull fuck your CO- he sounds like a candy-assed REMF!

    Actually, I’m sorry to hear about that. One of my old Army buddies, a guy who served with me when we were both second lieutenants, has been a tea party nut sack for 3 years now and won’t even return my phone calls. We were in the shit together and now he doesn’t want to even know. Fuck it- drive on!

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    4jkb4ia says:

    Did anyone mention that Bachmann is too close to call? Unreal!

    I figure John is too happy to be mad at me so I have had REO Speedwagon’s “Keep Pushing” in my head for the last few hours.

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    Greyjoy says:

    Well, of course unmarried people voted for Obama. The GOP hates marriage. They spent millions of dollars in several states trying to legally prevent people from getting married.

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    GxB says:

    @me: Thanks for the insight – still think the ZEGS is so shallow and transparent that his political future should be nothing but a cul de’ sac, but Merkins always have a way of disappointing me. As for my dipshit rep Duffy – two more years you ungrateful twit – count your stars asshole.

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    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    Can we assume Joe the Plumber has gotten flushed like the fecal matter he is?

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    wuzzat says:

    Romney’s conceding, according to NBC.

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    wuzzat says:

    Romney’s conceding, according to NBC.

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    wuzzat says:

    Romney’s conceding, according to NBC.

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    MCA1 says:

    Note to one Harry Reid: get rid of the fucking fillibuster now, please. Push all the ridiculous end of times obstructionist crazy to the House Republicans, and put them in the spotlight.

    ETA: Baldwin over Thompson!!! Did the Dems actually GAIN in the Senate tonight?

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    MCA1 says:

    Note to one Harry Reid: get rid of the fucking fillibuster now, please. Push all the ridiculous end of times obstructionist crazy to the House Republicans, and put them in the spotlight.

    ETA: Baldwin over Thompson!!! Did the Dems actually GAIN in the Senate tonight?

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    lesterbut says:

    Mitt’s concession speech – did he look like he’d been crying? Nothing wrong with it, just kinda odd

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    BGinCHI says:

    Bachmann still so close. Jesus, please let her lose.

    Though I wonder if having her crazy ass around isn’t beneficial.

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    wuzzat says:

    Sorry for the multiple posts. Internet is wonky.
    Is Mitt’s concession speech a little creepy, or is that just the exhaustion and alcohol kicking in?

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    StringOnAStick says:

    Say it, Mitt, say it!

    CONCEDE!!!

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    StringOnAStick says:

    Say it, Mitt, say it!

    CONCEDE!!!

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    BGinCHI says:

    Bachmann still so close. Jesus, please let her lose.

    Though I wonder if having her crazy ass around isn’t beneficial.

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    wuzzat says:

    @lesterbut: Yeah, I’m getting kind of a “the cyanide capsules are waiting” vibe from it, but again, I’ve been awake for about 20 hours at this point.

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    MCA1 says:

    As much of an annoyance as Tweety can be, he just made a great point about the fact that virtually NO ONE even mentioned Romney’s Mormonism throughout this entire race. Maybe during the Republican primaries, but not in the general. We should be proud of that.

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    AxelFoley says:

    @NotMax:

    So did all caps bold troll show up?

    Yeah, where is that fuckin’ loser?

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    GxB says:

    @me: So it’s the usual gang of idiots in Waukesha county. [places thumb and forefinger to bridge of nose]

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    Warren Terra says:

    We need more “Black Jimmy Carter” gloat on.

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    Chris says:

    @Enhanced Voting techniques:

    I have to say I have never felt the need to savor their pain like this election. The Right has just been so petty and vile the last four years they deserve every second of heartburn they get.

    I know exactly what you mean.

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    LLeo says:

    @SuperHrefna:
    I’ve unfriended a guy before because he posted to many messages that annoyed me (yes politically charged postings). I didn’t dislike the guy. I just didn’t want to be spammed by his dorky political opinions.

    Facebook just didn’t give me a better choice.

    -LLeo

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    anonymouse says:

    From a grateful foreigner. Thank you for choosing the least worst option. May this win pee in the face of the corporate interests seeking to own you and may it be at least a sign that the corporate lamprey is loosening it’s grip on our collective face. Americans! A majority of the planet celebrates or breathes a sigh of relief with you tonight.

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    Aw, sorry to hear that, Cole. Hopefully, he’ll come around in time.

    That said, WE FUCKING DID IT!

    And, and, and, MN defeated both amendments. MN DFL took back the house and the senate, giving us all three branches. Michele Bachmann is in a dead heat. I’m feeling lotsa love for my state tonight.

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