And It Is Over

Romney is conceding, and we did it.

God, it feels fucking good. But you all did it. You raised close to 90k for the black Satan, you went and walked the walk and knocked on doors and made phone calls, and you did what it took. I’m so proud of our own Kay who helped deliver Ohio, and all of you who made this happen. I feel like I have been an absentee blog owner for a couple months because I have been so demoralized by our lame politics and our shitty political media, but you all pulled through.

And we won. And it is beautiful.

70 replies
  1. 1
    RoonieRoo says:

    It is beautiful! Thank BJ for everything they do.

    RoonieRoo + 8

  2. 2
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    So awesome. And Obama’s supposed to speak soon!

  3. 3
    Humanities Grad says:

    Said it in the live chat.

    We’re often badly screwed up, but when we get it together, we Buckeyes fucking REPRESENT!

  4. 4
    PeakVT says:

    Yep, kudos to everyone volunteered and donated.

  5. 5
    LAC says:

    WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Hey calling all assholes- SPATULA, YA BITCH!! Come out and play!! Electoral Twat aka Dougwhatevah the fuck!!! Got some mouth to run? Got 99 problems and your bitch ass ain’t one!!!

    Hellla yeah – needed to gloat on some MOFOS!!!

    4 more years!!!!

  6. 6
    Comrade Mary says:

    I just watched. But I did an excellent, careful job of watching, and I will take your thanks.

  7. 7
    Jef says:

    John I’m new to this blog but I think what you do is honest and engaging and important. Thank you
    and all the front pagers and brilliant posters.

  8. 8
    digitals3rf says:

    The finest and funniest and most intelligent group (myself not included of course…) of left-leaning pugilists on this internet. I’ve been reading for years and only commenting far less than that but through the debates, the ups and downs, and thankfully more ups than downs, it’s been awesome. I was so happy to see my home state, the critical land of the Buckeye, come through and put POTUS over the top tonight just like 4 years ago. No idea how the 2nd term will go but I go to bed tonight feeling much better and much calmer. Thank you so much John. Give Tunch, Rosie and Lily hugs from all of us.

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    punt speedchunk says:

    John, thanks for having this blog. This is my kind of place. Congratulations. Sorry about your CO.

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    ellennelle says:

    hey – hope, dude.

    keep it up.

  11. 11
    Sam says:

    When did Political Observer off himself? The moment it was called, or the moment Rmoney finally conceded?

  12. 12
    Mnemosyne says:

    Watching MSNBC (I knew I would break the teevee on any other other channel) and waiting for the president’s victory speech. Very relieved and happy right now.

    Plus I managed to finish sewing up the baby sweater I made for a co-worker’s shower, so double yays for not having to stay up until midnight to finish like I usually do. Now it’s just the wrapping left to do.

    Mnemo +1

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    Where’s Taco? Wasn’t he going to rub our noses in Romney’s landslide victory?

  15. 15
    rammalamadingdong says:

    Reporting in from a hotel room in Utah. It’s very quiet here.

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    sdstarr says:

    Whoo hooooooo!!!!

    By the way, I now live in Washington, the gay marrying pot legalizing state. Everyone should stop by for a visit!

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    PeakVT says:

    We’re still waiting on three Senate seats (NV, MT, ND) and a couple of states to be finalized for Prez (FL, OH). Republicans are up to about 210 House seats, so blah on that result.

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    Crashman says:

    My brother, off on his doctoral studies in Germany, has stayed up for an entire day to watch this. We’re just talking on GChat, amazed and so happy that all this has happened. I wish he was here!

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    I am so lit, and yet I managed to moderate. I don’t know if my fiancee is happy with me (she went to sleep a couple hours ago), but whatever. It’s my night to fucking celebrate.

    Hellllllllllll fuckin’ yeah.

    PF37 +9

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    Brandon says:

    Shittiest concession speech I have ever seen.

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    rikyrah says:



  22. 22
    jamus4 says:

    Yaymen, John and Juicers!

  23. 23
    Brandon says:

    Prez and Senate settled, now how about the house?

  24. 24
    hhex65 says:

    so glad to have balloon juice the past 4 yrs but i think i’ll stay off blogs for a while

  25. 25
    Violet says:

    Thank you for giving us this place to make it all possible, John!

  26. 26
    Corner Stone says:

    I feel like I have been an absentee blog owner

    Playing patty cakes with a relentless succubus will do that to a fella.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Corner Stone: Hahahahhaha

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    Corner Stone says:


    I don’t know if my fiancee is happy with me

    The answer to this is “NO”.
    And if you don’t care? Then you should not have a fiancee.

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    mzrad says:

    At least Mitt will still have those little SLC Olympic mascots who love him, the ones on that commemorative pin.

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    Spaghetti Lee says:


    Um, 210 would be a minority out of 435. Did you mean Dems are at 210? Because that would be a gain. I’m not sure how much, maybe 10-15 or so.

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    eldorado says:

    kay is a national treasure.

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    PeakVT says:

    @Spaghetti Lee: Called races now 213R-159D.

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    J.A.F. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Yea us!

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    Tom Levenson says:


    Oh my FSM; It seems that I just got a hit of oxygen for the first time in a month.

    Feels damn good.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Corner Stone: She understands I’m a hardcore political junkie. She’s not really unhappy with me.

    Jesus Christ. Some of you folks get a bug up your ass whenever I do something that isn’t ‘by the book’.

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    DPS says:

    I love the idea of John Lewis running “non-violent workshops” for House GOP members.

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    Michael G says:

    Site note: The Romney ads have all been replaced by lingerie ads. Quite an upgrade.

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    celticdragonchick says:

    I knocked doors today in NC and we still lost it, but not by much. This state is in play for the Dems from now on.

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    Fordpowers says:

    And… We legalized it in WA + CO
    On a great day like today
    …..don’t mind if i do ;)

  40. 40
    Fordpowers says:

    And… We legalized it in WA + CO
    On a great day like today
    …..don’t mind if i do ;)

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    Spaghetti Lee says:


    Oh right, they’re not all counted yet, durr.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    You raised close to 90k for the black Satan

    Metrosexual Black Abe Lincoln!


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    Corner Stone says:

    @PsiFighter37: No, no. I’m down with you. Do that thang that you do.
    I couldn’t care less what kind of fuckedupedness you pull off in your stupid life. Get the fuck on with your bad fucking stupid self.

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    Thank you, John, and all the mods who pitched in with the live blog.

    This has been glorious and raucous and schadenfreudelicious.

    <3 to all

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    SectarianSofa says:

    Double-down, dinosaurs!

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    eldorado says:

    also, a couple of days without the professional (ok just paid) trolls will be nice around here

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    Cermet says:

    SWEET – Rmoney’s speech was far too long but not terrible;but still, no effort or words to unite America after this election nor to work together in any way – I guess thugs just are anti-united states. Strange, remember an other time a party was like that … oh, in 1860 or there abouts?

    Hope trump the little prick tries to led his revolution by marching down through here – I’ll be waiting for that worthless asswipe. Yeah, trump was, is, and remains a coward; no chance of his doing more than shiting out of his mouth like rove the murdering asswipe.

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    rob! says:

    We watched the returns with my parents, aged 79 and 67 and are fervent Obama supporters.

    My Dad voted Republican his whole life, from 1956 all the way to 2004. After four years of Bush, he had had enough and voted for Kerry, mostly just to kick Bush out. That feeling of utter disappointment, I told him, is what being a Liberal/Democrat feels like a lot of the time.

    But they loved Obama nearly from the beginning, even volunteering for him in 2008. I loved being able to watch this historic moment with them, because this has brought us together, rather than push us apart as politics often do.

    An amazing night. So many wins on so many fronts (Obama, Duckworth, Warren, Baldwin, gay rights) that I feel like THIS is the night I will remember forever, even more than 2008.

    Congratulations President Obama, and to everyone who helped this night happen.

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    MikeTheZ says:

    Obama +500k votes and climbing.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Brandon: People joke about MittBot but he was utterly robotic for 80% of that. He flowed a little better in his ‘homily’ section about pastors/family/values. Wasn’t a very long list of values (and irony was silently weeping during it).

    I think Romney is very, very angry at some people. His fake smile was almost sarcastic, his gestures completely calculated and his cadence/tone almost affectless.

    It was, indeed, odd. One is accustomed to some emotion in concession speeches. At least hug the family and let your voice break a little.

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    digitals3rf says:

    @celticdragonchick: but thank you for sowing those seeds.

    I so want to listen to Rush tomorrow. For the first time, voluntarily. I want to hear him shit his Depends and blubber about how unfair it all is.

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    West of the Cascades says:


    there were days I couldn’t fucking drag myself out of bed the last few months (depression both personal and political) and you and the people who write and comment at this blog were one of few daily the sources of hope that we’d get our country back. Thank you for having this place on-line.

    Also, in Nate Silver I Trust.

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    freelancer says:

    Kay, Dengre, PsiFighter37, Cole, ABL, Heather, LadyFriend, Tom Levenson, Mistermix, DougJ, Sarah, Betty Cracker, Tom Levenson, Anne Laurie, DougJ, Mistermix, Zandar, and everyone that helped contribute to OFA and this victory…take a motherfucking BOW!

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    MCA1 says:

    Hey: Cole: You’re a good person. We love you, and thank you for coming over from the dark side, birthing and nurturing this forum and letting us all slag here, and just being you. Give some of us a shout when you make it to Chicago.

    Predictions: Paul Ryan will not resume a significant upward trend. Marijuana possession in small amounts will be legal in the United States within the next ten years. Hooray for both!

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    JCJ says:

    Just want to send thanks to John, mistermix, all the iterations of DougJ, ABL, Tom Levenson, TimF and all the commenters for helping maintain my sanity. I am so glad to have donated nearly $3000 to the Kenyan Usurper, over $500 to Tammy Baldwin and various amounts of money through ActBlue to Tammy Duckworth and so many others. But we can’t rest. We can make this country better!

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    Elie says:

    I feel really good. I think of 6 weeks canvassing (mostly on weekends) — the good people that I met here in VA — how many — women with small children, men, older folks — who Worked to get this done — and who I met on the other side o doors. Of all kinds of Americans from all ethnic backgrounds who said to me — we are there for the President — you can count on us — hardworking — not fancy people — a naturalized french woman who asked me in and talked to me about her dreams for this country..

    It has been awesome! And I walked a fair amount of miles through Arlington and Alexandria neighborhoods.

    Thank you Lord — our system managed to still work. Thank you thank you. Reading “Team of Rivals” about Lincoln and will see Spielberg’s movie. Time to light up a cigarette — Hmmmm — feels real good right now…

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    Corner Stone says:

    If I can’t have Tamron Hall as my own refugee pundit…maybe I’ll run down Steve Schmidt.
    But I’d prefer Tamron.

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    smithj86 says:

    I am a dyed-in-the-wool, blue-blooded Wolverine. But tonite, I must say I LOVE OHIO! Thanks, Buckeyes!

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    NotMax says:


    He’ll revert to type and blame it on the unions and those uppity air-headed women.


    Obama back in means a fat contract renewal for him.

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    digitals3rf says:

    @smithj86: Most welcome. And now, our still POTUS speaks…

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    urlhix says:

    4 more years!

    Thanks to all of y’all!

  62. 62
    Seanly says:

    Watching Obama. Damn does he have a beautiful family or what?

    So glad he won. Recording his speech so wife can see it.

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    piratedan says:

    and yet…. I don’t wanna harsh on our buzz… yet this is what greeted me on FB:

    Congrats, you kept the job. No more elections in your lifetime. Be the leader everyone expected 4 years ago.

    we still have a Congress that is unlikely to be any more sane, a minority in the Senate that will do fuck all…..

    The man in charge can do a lot, but he can’t do it all and I still expect the next two years to suck ass because I just don’t see how THIS newly elected Congress is going to work with this President. I sure as hell don’t expect the MSM to play along, they haven’t yet, can’t see that changing.

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    @West of the Cascades: What, no love for Sam Wang?

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    Applejinx says:

    @freelancer: I was working in NH! Obama thanked me real specifically a couple ways!

    This speech is awesome :)

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    Constance says:

    Coveritlive was great and fun. Thanks John for a blog made in heaven. The FrontPagers keep me awake, annoyed, amused and thinking.

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    Raycharles90 says:

    I completely agree. This feels much better than 2008 but, I really want to grind these people gonads on this one. I am in a league in NOLA and was bowling tonight so didn’t get home around 10:00. Most of the people in the bowling alley were pulling for Romney. Walked into the bar and heard someone say all we can hope for is the R’s getting the senate so they can stop everything.
    Bah, I needed to get home to see what was going on. I get home and within a bit they call Ohio. Then the human butt plug, Rove, started to push against this. Then I see that a resounding vote for Democrats in all Senate races. Fast forward I see a contrived and fake speech from Rmoney. As these people on msnbc are praising it saying that if this guy was in the general he would have done better. Flip to fox and of course this mean that Obama needs to move to the center in the second term (Lanny fucking Davis really?)
    From my mind there is no basis for a undecided/split electorate or needing to respect the views from the minority of mouth-breathing troglodytic knuckle draggers. These people ran on their platform, rape is rarely legitimate, tax cuts…. unicorns, and there is a black in the WHITE house.

    Fuck them run them into the ground, salt the ground and welcome the second coming of the Bull Moose.

    After spewing this rant I forgot to mention how many times “the minorities” or “the hispanics” were mentioned on Fox News. I guess they really don’t get it.

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    AnotherBruce says:

    @piratedan: You should not be so cynical, while I agree about the House, the Senate is significantly more liberal, and smarter than the Tea Party assholes that still hang on.

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    Raycharles90 says:

    About kicking this douches in the chin ball: http://blogs.courier-journal.c.....s-victory/

    Yes, Yes, Yes, that is exactly what the public voted on. For the last two years people have been deciding on whether or not we wanted to keep a divided government. Most people throughout the nation are pulling for a rethug house. To wit: all of the numerous douchebags that are losing tonight minus those safe via redistricting.

    Seems to me (but I, although a dick, am not an unknowing douchebag) that yertle the turtle can fuck himself. I would say that the “people” showed what they think of the little r party.

    I know this won’t happen but, I would love someone (minus Steve Schmidt) to recognize that the math was correct. there wasn’t skewing, or thuggery, or an Obama mural, or hurricane Sandy, or morons thinking that sperm is stopped by thoughts (unless you’re easy). They lost because their governing sucks… they don’t have any answers but to blame “the others”

    I grew up in MN. The loss of an sane R party that stood up for education, conservation, and an effective government is sad. Not that I would vote for it now but choosing between stable representatives and people in tri-corner hats is not a choice.

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    Gregory says:

    Oh, yeah! Right on!

    I hope now that Mitch McConnell’s “deny Obama a second term” strategy has been thoroughly repudiated, the Republican Party will become more of a loyal opposition in congress.

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