In other news…. Open Thread

In the Senate, welcome Senators Warren, Donnelly, Murphy, King, Heitkamp (hopefully), Kaine and (hooray) Tammy Baldwin (our first openly gay Senator).

In the House, Bachmann is only 400 votes ahead, while Maine, Maryland and Washington appear to have approved gay marriage and Colorado and Washington state to have legalized recreational marijuana. Minnesota’s gay marriage vote is on a knife edge.

We may not have taken the House back, but in my books tonight counts as a big fucking deal.

What else are you celebrating tonight?

ETA: “Signed, sealed, delivered”. Hee.

EATA:

Tammy Duckworth, a true American Hero, has been elected to the US House of Representatives, replacing a deadbeat teabagger, Joe Walsh.

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291 replies
  1. 1
    dmsilev says:

    2 minute warning on Obama appearing.

  2. 2
    butler says:

    Patrick Murphy is currently holding off Allen West by a hair.

  3. 3

    In California, the “three strikes” law is being narrowed to make it so that the third “strike” will only be a serious, violent felony, and that some people who got ridiculous third strikes will be re-sentenced.

    That’s one.

  4. 4
    elaine benes says:

    Squeeeeeee! My president and his lovely family!

  5. 5
    trollhattan says:

    “Signed, sealed and delivered, I’m yours.”
    Indoozle.

  6. 6
    JCJ says:

    I love seeing the President with FLOTUS and their two wonderful daughters!

  7. 7
    suzanne says:

    In Arizona’s new CD-9, it looks likely that the district will start off blue, with Kyrsten Sinema, an openly bisexual woman winning.

  8. 8
    dmsilev says:

    Obama family on stage. Malia is only a couple of inches shorter than her dad.

  9. 9
    Mnemosyne says:

    OMG the girls are so tall now! I haven’t really seen them recently.

    And, of course, Mrs. O is wearing a sleeveless dress with a cardigan and looking fabulous.

  10. 10
    PsiFighter37 says:

    Here comes the President (for 4 more years).

    This is awesome.

  11. 11
    Helen says:

    Look how mature the girls look compared to 4 years ago.

  12. 12
    butler says:

    When did the Obama daughters get so tall?

  13. 13
    WaterGirl says:

    It’s striking how much more grown up the girls are as compared to 2008.

  14. 14
    Violet says:

    Yay! The Obamas!

  15. 15
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    I am celebrating, in my home district, the DEFEAT of DEADBEAT TEABAGGER SCUMBAG Joe Walsh, and my new congresswoman, the honorable Tammy Duckworth. I hope Walsh finds a nice therapist and takes up beekeeping or something, because he just got kicked out of the political arena so hard he won’t be able to sit for a week.

  16. 16
    Skerry says:

    Alan Grayson got his seat back.

  17. 17
    Mnemosyne says:

    I didn’t think I was going to cry. And he hasn’t even started speaking yet.

  18. 18
    Violet says:

    @WaterGirl: Yeah, that’s the first thing I said. They’re so grown up!

  19. 19
    JGabriel says:

    Anne Laurie @ Top:

    What else are you celebrating tonight?

    After the President speaks, I’m goin’ out for a glass or two of Bordeaux and a smoke.

    .

  20. 20
    SatanicPanic says:

    Anti-union prop 32 probably going down in California

  21. 21
    Suffern ACE says:

    That I can call John Snunununu a LOOser. And that I expect not to have to hear from him for a few years.

  22. 22
    Old Dan and Little Ann says:

    UNLIMITED CORPORATE CASH LIBTARDS!

  23. 23
    shirk says:

    I didn’t tear up when they announced he had won, but I am now that he’s walking out for the acceptance speech. Reminds me of how cathartic four years ago was.

  24. 24
    GregB says:

    NH made history having elected an entirely female Congressional delegation.

  25. 25
    Violet says:

    The President looks tired.

  26. 26
    trollhattan says:

    Is that Oprah directly behind him with the flag sticking out of her hair? A Zelig moment.

  27. 27
    Violet says:

    Yay! Call out for fixing voting issues!

  28. 28
    BGinCHI says:

    Watching Obama and fucking sleepy.

    I’m glad we dodged the shit-covered bullet of stupidity.

    I’m gonna sleep so soundly tonight and dream of Jack Welch falling down a deep, deep well.

  29. 29
    Mnemosyne says:

    Oprah, stop manuvering yourself to appear on camera in the background! It’s not about you!

  30. 30
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    what are you celebrating

    being able to think charitable thoughts about the majority of my fellow citizens for the next 4 years

  31. 31
    MobiusKlein says:

    2014, Dems take back the House.
    Book it.

  32. 32
    Corner Stone says:

    What else are you celebrating tonight?

    I just want to thank the good lords that I will never, ever, have to read the fucking “Rmoney” spelling. Ever. Ever, again.
    Fuck.

  33. 33
    dmsilev says:

    @Old Dan and Little Ann:

    UNLIMITED CORPORATE CASH LIBTARDS!

    VICTORY!

  34. 34
    trollhattan says:

    @Old Dan and Little Ann:
    UNLIMITED CORPORATE CRASH.

  35. 35
    Violet says:

    @trollhattan: I was wondering the same thing. It does look like Oprah.

  36. 36
    dmsilev says:

    @Violet: Can you blame him? It’s been a hell of a 4 year stint.

  37. 37
    Helen says:

    “America’s Happy Warrior” Awesome

  38. 38
    trollhattan says:

    Shoutout to Onion Joe, who’s out back hittin’ on some biker chicks.

  39. 39
    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    I’m hoping that the pot legalization things, whether the Feds fight them or not, allow columnists and reporters to move beyond the deep, abiding need to use stupid pseudo-hippy-dippy belittling language when writing about the issue.

  40. 40
    SectarianSofa says:

    Now that’s how you give a speech.

  41. 41
    dmsilev says:

    The Onion: “‘I Want To Congratulate The President,’ Romney Says In 240,000th And Final Lie Of Campaign”

  42. 42

    On the CoverItLIve thing, I thought I saw Sugar Ray Leonard in the crowd, too.

  43. 43
    Corner Stone says:

    @trollhattan:

    Shoutout to Onion Joe, who’s out back hittin’ on some biker chicks.

    Hell. They’re all doing body shots on the back of the Harley whoever Joe wakes up with.

  44. 44
    piratedan says:

    @suzanne: that’s great, it looks like Barber and Kirkpatrick may be getting bested tho….

  45. 45
    Old Dan and Little Ann says:

    Tomorrow is going to be one long, hung over, tired day. But FSM is it worth it! 4 More years, baby!

  46. 46
    trollhattan says:

    Yes on the campaign team kudos. They executed nearly 100% of their plan, which is mindboggling.

  47. 47
    Petorado says:

    Obama never fails to take the classy route. Best man for the job he just won again. Great speech so far. Glad we had had, as a nation, the wisdom to do the right thing.

  48. 48
    KG says:

    Nevada Senate race, 54% in, Heller up by 6,289, that’s less than .6%.

    Meantime, Obama sounding presidential again

  49. 49
    Helen says:

    @Xecky Gilchrist: Yes yes yes. I am in NY. Cuomo wanted pot legal and same sex marriage legal. He got the latter, YAY. He actually thinks the former will be more difficult. Let’s see.

  50. 50
    JustAnotherBob says:

    @MobiusKlein:

    2014, Dems take back the House.
    Book it.

    Celebrate Wednesday

    Start working on 2014 on Thursday

    Two years of Democratic control could fix a hell of a lot of problems.

  51. 51
    amk says:

    Yay. My senate prediction of 55 holds.

    EV of 347 was so close.

    And fuck yeah. FL? We haz it.

  52. 52
    Soonergrunt says:

    Tammy Duckworth, a true American Hero, has been elected to the US House of Representatives, replacing a deabeat teabagger, Joe Walsh.

  53. 53
    Joel says:

    Is Heitkamp in? I know she’s leading but the precincts are so small in ND that the percentages change fast.

    If she wins, thats +1 on my prediction. If Berkeley pulls it off in Nevada, thats +2. Didn’t think she had a chance and it looks like a long-ish shot. But you never know. Presidential coattails are what made that race even competitive, IMHO.

  54. 54
    PsiFighter37 says:

    Tierney managed to win MA-06. Goddamn, I was sure that was lost for sure.

  55. 55
    The Nameless One says:

    @JCJ: Looks so right, doesn’t it?

    Congratulations, America. You all should be very proud of this moment, even those who don’t believe it.

  56. 56
    Corner Stone says:

    What else are you celebrating tonight?

    I’m celebrating baiting a couple moron ass repubs into mini-Romney sized bets over a “40% tax rate” coming to be shoved up their ass.

  57. 57
    dmsilev says:

    @Soonergrunt: That was great news. Walsh is truly a piece of pond scum, and getting rid of him is wonderful.

  58. 58
    Violet says:

    Forward!

  59. 59
    Keith G says:

    I am celebrating the wonderful speech I am hearing.

    Welcome back, Barak. This time please stick around.

  60. 60
    LAC says:

    @Mnemosyne: LOL!!! I know….girl, sit down!But I do not think it is Oprah on closer examination.

  61. 61
    PeakVT says:

    @Joel: Heitkamp is up by 1% with 98% in. She looks like a winner.

  62. 62
    Laura says:

    Can I be the shallow female here and say that the ginger Kennedy taking over for Barney Frank is quite attractive?

  63. 63
    YellowJournalism says:

    That’s MY President!

  64. 64
    David Koch says:

    Black Jimmy Carter

  65. 65
    SatanicPanic says:

    Great speech. I love that Obama treats the nation like adults.

  66. 66

    Only 9% reporting, but right now Jon Tester has a BIG lead over Rehberg. Oh please let this survive the night!

  67. 67
    Capt. Seaweed says:

    Jon Tester still up. By more than a few.

    Nah. Maybe?

  68. 68
    LAC says:

    @Soonergrunt: That is the best news of the night – next to the the President. Bye, Walsh! Be pond scum elsewhere…

  69. 69
    artem1s says:

    The belief that our destiny is shared!

  70. 70
    trollhattan says:

    @Joel:
    NBC had called it for her awhile back. Don’t know whether others concur.

    I’d predicted the call for Obama would be at 9:00 PST and he beat it my 45 minutes. Still holding out for 330 EVs.

  71. 71
    Keith G says:

    I am celebrating the wonderful speech I am hearing – a very great statement.

    Welcome back, Barak. This time please stick around.

  72. 72
    Arclite says:

    Listening to Big O’s acceptance speech. Damn, he’s good. He really is a terrific speaker.

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  74. 74
    me says:

    Is this the end of Karl Rove? Has Turd Blossom wilted?

  75. 75
    JordanRules says:

    @LAC: Okay, but sweet jesus that is not Oprah. LOL

  76. 76
    Geoduck says:

    As noted, my state (WA) confirmed gay marriage and legalized pot. Also good, it appears we’ve staved off the most dangerous GOP candidate for governor to come along in many a year, Rob McKenna. He’s a lying two-faced weasel who as Attorney General dragged the state into the anti-Obamacare lawsuit against the wishes of every other elected official in the state. My Congressional district got re-done, and we’ve been cut loose from the mouthbreathers, giving us a new Democratic rep. Bad news, local gadfly Tim Eyman is back with another idiotic referendum to help blow further holes in the state budget.

  77. 77
    moda31 says:

    Disappointed Shinagawa lost in NY’s 23rd, but celebrating everything else.

  78. 78
    PeakVT says:

    @Cris (without an H): NYT has Tester up 52-44% with 35% in.

  79. 79
    dmsilev says:

    @me: As long as there are gullible right wing billionaires, Karl Rove will prosper.

  80. 80
    trollhattan says:

    @me:
    Only if Rupert pulls the plug. I think they’ll pat him on the back for being so gosh darn brave tonight.

  81. 81
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    Fantastic speech

  82. 82
    Mnemosyne says:

    @LAC:

    The guy standing next to her (who’s partially off camera right now) looks a lot like Steadman.

    I’m just sayin’.

  83. 83

    Montana says: “A corporation is not a person.” Say it with us!

  84. 84
    trollhattan says:

    He’s melting that damn teleprompter.

  85. 85
    dmsilev says:

    And done. Probably the last great campaign speech from one of the great orators of our time.

  86. 86
    YellowJournalism says:

    Fuck me! Does he know how to close or what?!

    (Love the swipe at cynical pundits.)

  87. 87
    FormerSwingVoter says:

    Goosebumps.

  88. 88
    Yutsano says:

    So we’re looking at a 55-45 Senate. For what was projected to be a bloodbath, I’LL TAKE IT!!

  89. 89
    shirk says:

    Holy shit.
    211 of 280 precincts reporting, and Graves is up on Bachmann:

    MICHELE BACHMANN 124470 49.62%
    JIM GRAVES 125627 50.09%

    Oh, please please please please please please please….

  90. 90
    trollhattan says:

    Joe!

  91. 91
    JGabriel says:

    __
    __
    Holy Cow.

    If President Obama had given a speech like that during the campaign, it would have been a frickin’ landslide.

    Amazing.

    .

  92. 92
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    Erick, Son of Erick, has a post up blaming Rmoney for being a failure. Erick forgets that the Republican party put up as shit list of candidates and they chose the least shittiest and lost. There’s lots of whining, gloom and doom over there.

    I’m enjoying it immensely.

    Shit, I can barely see the President through all of the confetti!

  93. 93
    SatanicPanic says:

    “We are not as cynical as the pundits believe” OHHHHHHHHH that was good. What a speech! So proud of our prez!

  94. 94
    Neil Armstrong was a government employee says:

    I wonder how Republicans, especially Sarah Palin, feel about being defeated, twice, by a “community organizer”? And that means of defeat came through partially by a massive but intelligently targeted organizing of GOTV efforts?

  95. 95
    Mnemosyne says:

    Was that Rachel sniffling into her microphone?

    Also, too, I cannot WAIT to see what Onion Joe Biden’s acceptance speech will be.

  96. 96
    Jerzy Russian says:

    Fucking wonderful!

  97. 97

    That was a pretty fucking good speech

  98. 98

    President Obama came to kick ass, and chew bubblegum, and, well, it’s obvious he ran out of gum.

  99. 99
    Greg says:

    Shit. I was fine this whole night, and now I’m crying in my living room.

  100. 100
    Mary G says:

    We’ve gotta work on getting Republicans out of local positions where they are in charge of elections.

  101. 101
    JordanRules says:

    @dmsilev: Indeed!

  102. 102
    the Conster says:

    @David Koch:

    Black Ronald Reagan. SUCK IT WINGNUTS!

  103. 103
    csbella says:

    Hey JC where’s the poll asking if I cried?

  104. 104
    Bubba Dave says:

    Oh, yeah, THAT’S the guy I knocked on doors for in Ohio in ’08, and gave more $ than I could afford this year. THAT’S my president.

    BubbaDave +4 and tearing up and unashamed

  105. 105
    me says:

    @dmsilev: I think he’s been too aggressive with his idiocy and Rupert and the Koch’s will have had enough. He’ll probably collect wingnut welfare at the Heritage Foundation and write a column at the WSJ but I don’t think he’ll be a big money man any more.

  106. 106

    @shirk:

    I bow to the ground before all the gods in hopes that that could happen.

  107. 107
    Helen says:

    Tweety is being a dick. Cuz O did not mention Bill.

    SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP

  108. 108
    trollhattan says:

    I like how he sneaked in the Fairness Doctrine and reparations.

  109. 109

    Tweety needs to shut the fuck up.

  110. 110
    Chyron HR says:

    I… I don’t understand. How could the polls have all been so badly right?

  111. 111
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    JFK is smiling right now

  112. 112
    Steeplejack says:

    An old favorite from ’08: D.J. Yogi, “Vote for Hope.” I always liked it better than that other song.

  113. 113
    trollhattan says:

    @Helen:
    Count on Tweety to shit in the cornflakes.

  114. 114
    You Know Who says:

    Congrats to Obama.

  115. 115
    catatonia says:

    Yeah, they are tall.

    That’s a goddamn good looking family. It’s almost unfair that people can be that smart, talented, good looking. And, evidently, decent. Many people, in our celebrity drenched culture that edifies the beautiful, the talented, the famous, the glib, the successful, see all that and feel small and insignificant. They default to pettiness and bitterness, and thus become easy picking for the demagogues who Circe-like sing the same old sordid racist shit song, and they buy into it.

    OK, this doesn’t make a whole hell of a lot of sense. I’m +8 and damn glad Obama won. But life is still unfair and always will be, because some people pull the triple cherries genetically and some people don’t. If faith moves mountains, resentment causes tectonic shifts, and I think that’s the root of a lot of the hatred of this man.

  116. 116
    BlueDWarrior says:

    How is Berkeley looking in NV.
    the two biggest counties aren’t reporting fully but Heller’s lead is stubbornly around 5K-8K.

    It’d be hilarious if the D+I Senate Split ended up at 56
    (Heithkamp and Tester look like they are holding on even if not by much in the raw vote count)

  117. 117
    nepat says:

    Just wow on the speech. Fired up and ready to go!

  118. 118
    SuperHrefna says:

    I love the President. I have hope for the country now. Things are messed up, it is true, but with his cool, intelligent, compassionate head in charge we will get what needs doing done. So happy, so very, very happy.

  119. 119
    WaterGirl says:

    @Xecky Gilchrist: I think we will see Obama have an “epiphany” on pot legalization just like we saw with gay marriage.

  120. 120
    digitals3rf says:

    The balls on this sack of shit Bitch McConnell. Already he’s talking about how Obama has no mandate, needs to kiss the butt of the Republican House, blah blah blah. I hope Reid eliminates the filibuster and stomps his turtleness.

  121. 121
    piratedan says:

    seems like a good moment to post a link to an almost unknown Boss standard that really is applicable here….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HibE5KIVxBs

    Even more so when you consider how important Cleveland is…..

  122. 122
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Yutsano:

    Yutsy, you realize that your mother started planning your upcoming wedding tonight, right? ;-)

  123. 123
    trollhattan says:

    @digitals3rf:
    McConnell can now return to his goal of ensuring Obama does not win another term. There are pullets that require rogering.

  124. 124
    Elizabelle says:

    @MobiusKlein:

    Dems take House in 2014?

    I think so. We cannot let up.

  125. 125
    phantomist says:

    Those who need a fix.

    Michigan’s first (Stupak’s old district) the U.P. and Northern Lower.

    Michigan 1st District

    90.7% Reporting
    R D. Benishek (i) 47.9% 141,982
    D G. McDowell 47.8% 141,673

    http://www.politico.com/2012-e.....se/2012/MI

  126. 126
    trollhattan says:

    So, are firebaggers as unhappy as wingers?

    I don’t really care, but am curious.

  127. 127
    Soonergrunt says:

    NBC just projected that Congresswoman Crazy-eyes Michele Bachmann will be defeated by her Democratic challenger.
    A few seconds ago, the challenger, Greaves, was up by 187 votes with 78% of the precincts reporting.

  128. 128
    JordanRules says:

    @Helen: I couldn’t believe his mind went there at that moment. Really Chris? It was ridiculous! As was his earlier tweety-gasm about how Romneys mormonism wasn’t an issue and how we don’t have religious tests in this country and nobody goes there with respect to candidates religion. Mercy.

  129. 129
    hildebrand says:

    Jesus Christ, Matthews, shut up!

  130. 130
    Eljai says:

    That was effing awesome! Oh for crissakes, Tweety is harshing my buzz now.

  131. 131
    PeakVT says:

    Somebody shut Tweety up.

  132. 132
    Mnemosyne says:

    Had to turn off MSNBC because Tweety’s yammering was driving me up the wall, so it’s probably time for bed.

  133. 133
    trollhattan says:

    @Elizabelle:
    Am wondering whether they can retain enough of this campaign organization to target winnable districts. I’d love to see 2006 redux.

    Also, too, shut up Tweety.

  134. 134
    Helen says:

    @Helen:

    BWA HA HA. O’Donnell just looked at Tweety and said “I don’t care that he didn’t mention other politicians.

    Oh here goes Tweety again.

  135. 135
    Ruckus says:

    @YellowJournalism:
    That’s OUR president.

    You have to share. But I understand your sentiment.

  136. 136
    trollhattan says:

    Does Tweety understand this is not the time for a policy speech? Crap!

  137. 137
    Helen says:

    @Soonergrunt: That is the second best news of the night. Well, maybe third after Elizabeth Warren.

  138. 138
    moda31 says:

    Oh Tweety! I think it’s time for him to say adios for the night.

  139. 139
    JustAnotherBob says:

    @WaterGirl: You would probably be amazed at the amount of weed being grown here in NoCal and not a Fed in sight.

  140. 140
    Seanly says:

    Great sppech, great results, great night not just for Democrats but also for America.

    Obama has a beautiful family. He gives a great speech.

    Great, great news about all the Senate seats and throwing out some of the worst representatives.

  141. 141
    Angela says:

    Agree: shut up Tweety! And now Ed jumps in. Thanks Rev Al, and now Rachel will jump in. Please.

  142. 142
    Cermet says:

    Hell, LBJ is smiling now – he, more than just about anyone help make it possible for a Black to become president in the US of A.

    Here in Maryland, besides Gay Marriage now allowed by law, we had the “Dream Act” pass so children who were not born in the US but attended school/High School here as their parents paid taxes can pay instate fee’s for college. This IS a big deal because this state is run and controlled by non-Hispanic whites – Hispanics are a very small group here. Also, this state verwhelmingly voted for President Obama.

  143. 143
    JCT says:

    Hah- great call to my first-time voter son. Reminded him that the first time I voted I was also a college freshman, but Reagan won. That truly sucked.

  144. 144
    Laertes says:

    In California, prop 40 was an orphan. The original “no on 40” people dropped their opposition when a court rendered it a moot issue. “Yes” was the only sensible vote.

    27% voted no. John Rogers is once again revealed as a prophet.

  145. 145
    hildebrand says:

    Sweet, Rachel absolutely smacking Tweety.

  146. 146
    Mary G says:

    OK, Tweetie is making me mad now.

  147. 147
    piratedan says:

    tweety, just shut the fuck up

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    @Mary G: Eh. He’s just drunk and sleep deprived.

  149. 149
    amk says:

    @Soonergrunt: That would really be the icing on the cake if the crazy lady lost. tonight. Fingers crossed.

  150. 150
    DPS says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    Noooooo!!!!!!!! Shelly!!!!!!!!!

  151. 151
    David Koch says:

    Tweety wants to be the next Mrs. Clinton

  152. 152
    pseudonymous in nc says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    NBC just projected that Congresswoman Crazy-eyes Michele Bachmann will be defeated by her Democratic challenger.

    Hold yer horses. I have a long-suffering friend in MN-6 who says that Bachmann’s camp thinks the remaining precincts are good for her. I don’t want to celebrate early on this and be disappointed.

  153. 153
    hildebrand says:

    Matthews needs to be put out to pasture – he is a joke.

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    Someone on MSNBC told Matthews after his first bitching about Obama and Clinton that Obama’s first call after talking to Romney was to Bill Clinton, and he basically ignored that.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @trollhattan:

    I think they need to keep Organizing for America together and doing backup on policy support and 2014.

    Lesson learned from healthcare, please.

    Channel that energy. Don’t let it rest. President Obama and the Democrats in office can not do it alone.

    We need to have their backs.

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    Exurban Mom says:

    OMG tweetie go DIAF. Concern trolling that speech? Revolting, Matthews, just revolting.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    I should probably let the pron-watchers among us know that Measure B seems to be winning pretty handily here in Los Angeles County, so resign yourselves to seeing condoms used in your porn from now on.

    You’ll get over it.

  158. 158
    shirk says:

    Yeah, it doesn’t look like MSNBC has actually declared Bachmann’s race yet.
    Bachmann is back up on top with 81% counted, 138,440 to 136,750.
    I have to believe this one’s going to a recount, no matter who wins at first.

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    hildebrand says:

    Matthews can’t be happy that the only one supporting him is Steele.

  160. 160
    Elizabelle says:

    @hildebrand:

    Watch C-Span.

    First time voter caller on now “I’m very young. I also got my mom out to vote.”

    Q: why did he win?

    A: his supporters. They were out there knocking on doors, mentions voter registration.

  161. 161

    Has anybody checked yet whether Nate Silver’s projections were any better than Unskewed Polls? I’d really like to see the numbers on that one.

  162. 162
    Angela says:

    Can’t we enjoy the night, Shut up Tweety!

  163. 163
    Angela says:

    Can’t we enjoy the night, Shut up Tweety!

  164. 164
    Ash Can says:

    ::staggers in shitfaced drunk::

    I was just watching the local ABC station before turning off the TV — they were broadcasting the prez’s speech — and the news announcers mentioned more than once that the difference between Romney’s crowd and Obama’s crowd was striking; that Obama’s crowd looked much more like America looks now, and that the GOP has a big job on its hands to reach out to all the women and young folks and folks of color and etcetera, and that this would be the key to the GOP’s future, if it was to have any. So it looks like at least these newsies get it!

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    Helen says:

    Tweety is gonna cry.

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    Nutella says:

    What is with these people in WI-01? Ryan’s such a nice guy who went to the same high school I did so of course I’ll vote for him to starve my granny because it will bring so much attention to our district!

    link

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    piratedan says:

    Tweety is talking about who is representing the Dems on TV, yo Tweety… if the cabinet members don’t get invited by the shows, how do they get the pub? Maybe you should talk to someone about who the fuck you invite on your OWN show.

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    Sly says:

    NBC calls Virginia for Obama. Maddow calls the election for Nate Silver.

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    Arclite says:

    NBC Just called Virginia for Obama. WOW.

    @ John Cole: Why weren’t you able to deliver West Virginia to Obama?

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    ruemara says:

    Please, please, please, blessed goddess. Let Bachmann and West retire. Please.

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    opie_jeanne says:

    Yutsano, we waited for you at the Montlake Ale House but you never showed. Are you ok?

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    robertdsc-iPhone 4 says:

    We can retire the “Black Jimmy Carter” tag now.

    Fuck you, GOP. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.

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    Cacti says:

    They still haven’t called Florida?

    I have a hard time believing that Mitt can make up 63,000 votes with what’s left.

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    opie_jeanne says:

    @Sly: Oh, I do love that!

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    SectarianSofa says:

    Guns are gonna be outlawed! Again. Just like in 2008. Wingnut tears, you glisten in the moonlight!

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    HelpThe99ers says:

    It’s been a good night.

    Locally, one less Tea Partier: Sean Patrick Maloney defeated Nan Hayworth in the NY 18th.

    Pluses by addition: Elizabeth Warren (!!)

    Pluses by subtraction: Allen West, Michele Bachmann (maybe).

    Post-election analysis: seeing how much the 2010 GOP wave may have receded.

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    Greg says:

    Sounds like I turned off MSNBC right no time. Couldn’t let Tweety harsh my buzz.

    The one time in my life it looks like every single vote I made has gone my way. I’m especially pleased that it looks like Inslee is going to pull it out against that asshole McKenna.

    and Gay marriage, super yay!

    I honestly don’t care much about marijuana, but I sincerely hope that the end of its prohibition here is the first step down the road of dismantling this country’s bloated prison/police industrial complex.

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    SectarianSofa says:

    @piratedan:

    Seriously, tweety needs to get some damned perspective.

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    You Know Who says:

    Congrats Obama. A victory for more spending, more debt, more dependency, moew qwlfare, a military stripped to the bone…Greece here we come..right down the drain of bankruptcy but hey queers can marry and get taxpayer funded sex change operations.

    This country is screwed now. Hope the House can hold off Obambi until Rubio in 2016 if we survive as a nation that long.

    The public has finally learned, as a majority, that they can vote themselves largesse from the taxpayer. Despotism here we come.

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    trollhattan says:

    Jerry is on my teebee machine telling me Prop 30–his tax package for schools–is passing and the anti-union Prop 32 is failing, despite the Koch anonymous ratfucking ($11M worth).

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    Cacti says:

    @Ash Can:

    I was just watching the local ABC station before turning off the TV —they were broadcasting the prez’s speech—and the news announcers mentioned more than once that the difference between Romney’s crowd and Obama’s crowd was striking; that Obama’s crowd looked much more like America looks now, and that the GOP has a big job on its hands to reach out to all the women and young folks and folks of color and etcetera, and that this would be the key to the GOP’s future, if it was to have any. So it looks like at least these newsies get it!

    The Latina Repub on CNN who’s name I didn’t catch made a salient point. She said that Mitt terrified hispanic voters and “self-deported” from the White House.

    Filthy liar Ari Fleischer also made the point that Dubya won 44% of the Hispanic vote in 2004, while Willard took about 27%.

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    Viva BrisVegas says:

    Can I just congratulate America on making a very wise choice.

    In the present circumstances Mr Obama is the best President that your country could have. Certainly he’s too good for half the country, but they get the benefit anyway.

    That’s democracy for you. You always need to consider the worst option before you get to the best.

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    SectarianSofa says:

    @You Know Who:

    Voldemort?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    I wonder what happened to that “insurmountable” 5 point lead for Rmoney in Florida?

    I guess the UNLIMITED CORPORATE CASH wasn’t nearly as decisive as some hoped it would be.

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    WaterGirl says:

    The really good news is that Obama was elected again and we get to keep health care and medicare and social security. And some really great people got elected to the senate! And we proved that out-organizing the other side can bring victory even in the face of dark money.

    But I also think Citizens United had a major victory today – I think that’s why we lost so many of the house races today. They basically bought the U.S. house of representatives. We are going to need a coordinated effort to out-organize the republicans if we want to take back the house in 2014.

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    Cacti says:

    @You Know Who:

    You finally showed up, Political Derp.

    How does it feel to be part of the loser/cracker/old fart party?

    Does it sadden you to know that the Southern Strategy is dead and buried?

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    DPS says:

    I hereby declare tomorrow Thank a Latino Day.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Arclite:
    It wuz the wowah on kohl.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    NBC just called the race for teabagger crazy man war criminal Allen West. They are declaring Patrick Murphy the winner of that race.

    It’s a rough night for the teabagger crazy people.

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    You Know Who says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    Busing in illegals and bribing voters with taxpayer goodies can buy anyone an election.

    Just don’t ask successful folks like Mitt Romney from the dreaded Top One Percent the next time you need a loan or a job.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @You Know Who:

    Your tears of defeat, they are as delicious as I was told they would be.

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    DPS says:

    @You Know Who:

    Nice to see you. You were consistently entertaining. Thanks.

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    @You Know Who: Awesome! Keep ’em coming! You are wonderful and hilarious!

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    Ash Can says:

    And ya know what else? Joe Walsh can go eat shit and bark at the moon.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @You Know Who: Please–since this country is no longer your cup of tea, you being fucking delusional and all, shoot yourself in the fucking head. But do it AFTER you spend the next couple of threads moping and whining.
    ETA: VICTORY!

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    Elizabelle says:

    CSpan replay of Romney concession. NOW.

    Snoozed through it live.

    And it will be Chris Matthews free!

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    trollhattan says:

    @You Know Who:
    Strongly recommending the Somalia option for you–it fulfills literally all your needs and desires.

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    SectarianSofa says:

    @You Know Who:

    I hope you’re drunk, ’cause this shit is way too fucking lame to be coming from a sober person.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @You Know Who:

    Still making lame ass, irrelevant excuses for your pathetic lack of vision.

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    elaine benes says:

    @WaterGirl:

    I’ve been thinking this as well. Obama’s got the perfect opportunity this term to move weed off/down the controlled substances list. I could totally see him doing it too.

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    Cacti says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    It’s a rough night for the teabagger crazy people.

    Nah.

    Crazy Al is going to make out like a bandit now.

    He’ll be a fixture as “Republican of color” on the all of the networks.

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    Randiego says:

    Are you kidding me? Wisconsin just elected a Republican State Senate; back to complete Republican control. Fuck me.

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    You Know Who says:

    @Cacti:

    The United States, as a project, may very well be dead and buried. Perhaps it is time for one or more of the several sovereign states to take matters into their own hands if we see more debt, more dependency, more taxes, and more tyranny.

    Welcome to the United States of Greece.

    The USSR was Upper Volta with rockets. Soon if the Democrat part continues to bribe voters with the taxpayer dime the USA will be the Netherlands with nukes.

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    Ash Can says:

    @You Know Who: Pssst — yer fly is open.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @WaterGirl:

    This. This. This.

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    trollhattan says:

    @You Know Who:

    Just don’t ask successful folks like Mitt Romney from the dreaded Top One Percent the next time you need a loan or a job.

    Because…Galt’s Gulch? Aspen? Kolob?
    Moar tears please, tub’s not full enough for my reinvigorating bath.

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @You Know Who:

    Just don’t ask successful folks like Mitt Romney from the dreaded Top One Percent the next time you need a loan or a job.

    Meh. I wasn’t planning a move to China anyway.

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    Cacti says:

    @You Know Who:

    The United States, as a project, may very well be dead and buried. Perhaps it is time for one or more of the several sovereign states to take matters into their own hands if we see more debt, more dependency, more taxes, and more tyranny.

    Typical confederate party rubbish. When an election doesn’t go your way, start with the secession talk.

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    Every Nate Silver appearance on TV for the next 2 years should begin with “Kneel before Zod!”

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    trollhattan says:

    Looks like that knob Lundgren may hold his seat in the nation’s most contested House seat. They’ll be counting paper ballots awhile, methinks.

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    Nodakfarmboy says:

    So psyched about Heidi Heitkamp! Spent the last four days knocking on doors and making calls, and it appears to have paid off.

    Huge night for the North Dakota Dem-NPL!

    nodakfarmboy +5

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    Helen says:

    @You Know Who: I LOVE YOUR TEARS. PLEASE SEND MOAR!

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    Elizabelle says:

    Romney looks chastened.

    Good Jeebus. Did he think he had a chance?

    The perils of living in the FoxWorld bubbles.

    Paean now to the goodness of our religious leaders, with their principles. And the business leaders. And he believes in America.

    But not the one that turned out in 2008 and tonight.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @You Know Who:

    Just don’t ask successful folks like Mitt Romney from the dreaded Top One Percent the next time you need a loan or a job.

    That’s right, companies don’t actually need employees — stores like Staples magically stock themselves and sell goods to customers with no need for human intervention by stockers or sales clerks, so anyone you see “working” there is only there out of the kindness of Mitt Romney’s heart.

    Thanks for bringing your vast knowledge of how business works to us today.

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    amk says:

    @Randiego: yeah, that’s a bummer.

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    Hal says:

    What the fuck is up with Chris Matthews? How many times is he going to bitch about Obama not specifically mentioning Bill Clinton? Clinton was the second person he called. And it’s a speech at 145am. Obama probably knew people wanted to go the fuck home.

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    Helen says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ: He’s on Jon Stewart tomorrow (Wed)

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Nodakfarmboy:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @PsiFighter37: Stupid little old ladies who vote for an Irish name with a “D” after it and who apparently don’t read the fucking paper. Or maybe it’s middle aged ladies, but most of them talk to people. Meh. Mass Dem’s dodged a bullet there. But come on, how scummy is he compared to Stephen Lynch, hennghhhhh?

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    SectarianSofa says:

    @You Know Who:

    I’m not saying you should shoot yourself in the head, but if you wanted to play dick hockey with some wolverines, I say go for it. How’s that for an American project?

    Also I love Greece. Nice statuary, great people, and that olive oil is good stuff.

    Anyway, I look forward to reading more of your leaflets in the future. Go Team Socialism!

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    PeakVT says:

    Lots of House races still not called in Cali. Looks like the new redistricting commission did a good job of drawing competitive districts.

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    @elaine benes: Obama’s got the perfect opportunity this term to move weed off/down the controlled substances list. I could totally see him doing it too.

    I’d love for that to be true, but I suspect it’s not yet time for it. Obama still needs to retain his political capital for his priorities, and I don’t think he’s going to waste it on a legalization fight that his heart isn’t really in.

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    Cacti says:

    @Randiego:

    Are you kidding me? Wisconsin just elected a Republican State Senate; back to complete Republican control. Fuck me.

    Wisconsin is the state that gave us both Bob LaFollete, and Joe McCarthy.

    Political schizophrenia is in its nature.

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    piratedan says:

    @You Know Who: where the fuck were you when Bush was running up this debt? Sounds like you and your Galtian brethren should get thee hither to a place like Honduras who is screaming for capital to rebuild their nation into the utopia you seek. Sheeiit they hardly have a government there and as a bonus there’s no shoveling of snow and you can then sit smug on your verandas knowing that you damn well did build it, because it ain’t been built there yet, so you’re going to have to do it yourselves, think of the self satisfaction!

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    trollhattan says:

    @Cacti:
    I fucking LOVE tyranny and have a Gadsden flag tattooed on my tyranny bat. I’ll memorize some Sherman quotes and use it on our new confederacy.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @You Know Who:

    Perhaps it is time for one or more of the several sovereign states to take matters into their own hands if we see more debt, more dependency, more taxes, and more tyranny.

    Oh, I would LOVE to see Alabama or Mississippi try to break off as a sovereign state. How do they plan to support themselves without the massive influx of federal dollars they currently get?

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    Hal says:

    oh yeah. Fuck all the trolls! Romney lost, and you suck. Even though I’m pretty sure that was only one person. But still, fuck everyone of you. HA!

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    Nick says:

    Has anyone else noticed that the vote for statehood is winning in Puerto Rico?

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    PeakVT says:

    @Nodakfarmboy: Congrats to NoDak Dems!

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    joeyess says:

    @You Know Who:

    The USSR was Upper Volta with rockets. Soon if the Democrat part continues to bribe voters with the taxpayer dime the USA will be the Netherlands with nukes.

    Does that mean I can haz a hookah?

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    SectarianSofa says:

    Where’d that troll go? Come back here, fucker!

    Jesus, how long does it take to cut and paste that gubbledy-fuckwit nonsense? Get on it, already!

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    AHEM…

    There have been a couple of occasions in the past when a person or two from the BJ commentariat has chosen to slag off my Grand Rapids, MI as Jesusville. My reply has always been that the city proper has always been much more diverse and liberal than we have been credited. Now for some proof:

    GR voters decriminalize marijuana

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    Elizabelle says:

    @PeakVT:

    Yeah.

    Cali’s redistricting program might do a lot of good, applied nationwide.

    Shook up the game, probably to the good.

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    pseudonymous in nc says:

    So, is Who Gives A Fuck saying that the convoy to Galt’s Gulch leaves tomorrow, with Mittens in the front? If so, I need to gather some rotten fruit to wave them off.

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    Greyjoy says:

    Just don’t ask successful folks like Mitt Romney from the dreaded Top One Percent the next time you need a loan or a job.

    Why would I ask them, when they’re not providing those things in the first place?

    The 1% should likewise not come looking to me for a job or a loan the next time they tank the economy and want a bailout for their hedge fund. They can go stand in the fucking breadline like they want us to do.

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    SectarianSofa says:

    @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again):

    Oh sure, you say that now, but you’re probably high. Damned hippies.

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    Cacti says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    Oh, I would LOVE to see Alabama or Mississippi try to break off as a sovereign state. How do they plan to support themselves without the massive influx of federal dollars they currently get?

    The Mississippi Delta is already third world America. If they seceded, they’d surpass Haiti as the poorest country in the western hemisphere.

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    Elizabelle says:

    CSpan rebroadcast of President Obama’s speech.

    RE voting: “And by the way, we need to fix that.”

    Yesss.

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    djork says:

    So, who is this annoying youngish guy on MSNBC? Tinted glasses and named Chris?

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    pseudonymous in nc says:

    @Elizabelle:

    Cali’s redistricting program might do a lot of good, applied nationwide.

    It’ll take a lot for that to happen, especially when redistricting down to the block delivers such goodies like it has in NC. It’s nice to celebrate democracy and stuff tonight, but the US runs elections like a pack of amateurs.

    @Elizabelle:

    RE voting: “And by the way, we need to fix that.” Yesss.

    That’s nice, but there’s only so much the federal government can do, and even the VRA is headed for SCOTUS scrutiny. Those states that don’t really give a shit about fair elections aren’t going to change on their own.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Cacti: The delta has casinos and shipyards in addition to cotton. My guess is you’ve never seen the Mississippi hill country.

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    Joel says:

    @pseudonymous in nc: I think Bachmann is going to pull it out. The counties look to be in her favor, although I don’t know how the precincts break down within them.

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    Ash Can says:

    And another thing — all of the calls our phone banks were making (from the north/northwest side of Chicago) were to Wisconsin and Iowa. And both of those states have been called for Obama! North side represent, yo!

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    S. cerevisiae says:

    Wingnut Cravaak concedes! MN 8 is blue again! Thanks, Rick!

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    Elizabelle says:

    Take it away, Dr. Paul Krugman.

    Tomorrow — or I guess today — comes the cleanup; when thousands, perhaps millions, of right-wing heads explode, it makes quite a mess. Also, notice that the polls were right. I wonder if I can get invited when Nate Silver is sworn in as president?
    __
    OK, somewhat more seriously: one big thing that just happened was that the real America trumped the “real America”. And it’s also the election that lets us ask, finally, “Who cares what’s the matter with Kansas?”
    __
    For a long time, right-wingers — and some pundits — have peddled the notion that the “real America”, all that really counted, was the land of non-urban white people, to which both parties must abase themselves. Meanwhile, the actual electorate was getting racially and ethnically diverse, and increasingly tolerant too. The 2008 Obama coalition wasn’t a fluke; it was the country we are becoming.

    K Thug.

    For the win.

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    jze says:

    Parts of Obama’s acceptance speech should be as canonical to american politics as anything that kennedy has ever said.

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    Killjoy says:

    @You Know Who: VICTORY!!!
    …some day.

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    S. cerevisiae says:

    “bookmark it, Libs!”

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    trollhattan says:

    @pseudonymous in nc:
    Funny story. The CA redistricting scheme was a Republican initiative, that passed, and then the majority Democrats gamed the commission and map-drawing process, to the point the Republicans floated ANOTHER proposition, later abandoned, to suspend the state senate maps.

    Whew.

    Anyway, it may only be in a state with a dem supermajority that would you want to try this experiment.

    Also, too, term limits have made our legislature a clown house and the term limit proposition was funded by the Kochs, decades ago.

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    Ash Can says:

    @Elizabelle: That was a DAMNED fine speech.

    Can I pour anyone a bourbon while I’m up?

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    @You Know Who: You lost, HA HA HA HA. UNLIMITED CORPORATE CASH? GUESS NOT!

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Ash Can:

    Two fingers, please. Cannot have you drinking alone!

    My alarm’s set for 6 am. Got to get out and hoover up some national newspapers for the Obama archive.

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    Joel says:

    @You Know Who: Sweet, sweet, wingnut tears.

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    So drunkkk and so happy. Great moment at the bar when it was called. Lots of strangers hugging and cheers-ing. Hilarious to come home and see the fb butthurtedness. Glad we went out. I would have gloated insufferably.

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    MikeJ says:

    Is Nate Silver a witch?

    Probably.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @pseudonymous in nc:

    Those states that don’t really give a shit about fair elections aren’t going to change on their own.

    Hello there.

    We are just going to have to drag them along to sanity.

    RE Voting Rights Act: that might be another “oh, no, what about my legacy?” moment for corporate America’s finest Supreme Court Chief Justice.

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    Cacti says:

    I think this election will be historic in the sense of being the moment where the politics of the 20th century gave way to the 21st.

    In 2008, the Obama coalition was considered the vanguard of the electoral future. In 2012, he showed that it had staying power. The future is now, and the Republicans will start having to reinvent their coalition, or spend a long time in the wilderness.

    So, historic for us nerdy political types.

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    Ripley says:

    @You Know Who: There there, hush now – hush and go to sleep. You have lost and you are a failure, but you’re a big boy – you’ll always be mama’s big, strong boy.

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    Hal says:

    Buy buy Allen West! And bye to Mia Love, the Utah Congressional candidate who was supposed to tear the Congressional Black Caucus a new one when elected. Oh well, you can still spend your time lecturing black people on hard work so they can be just like you and Herman Cain.

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    trollhattan says:

    @MikeJ:
    He turned me into a newt, with 95% probability.

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    j says:

    @joeyess: Upper Volta hasn’t been called that since the coup in 1984. It’s now known as Burkina Faso. The troll* needs to keep up with current events circa 3 decades ago.

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    smith says:

    @Cacti:

    That’s basically what Steve Schmidt said. He said Republicans should quit their opposition of gay marriage and he was very upset at the loss of Latino support to the Dems.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @trollhattan:

    We thought you was a toad!

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    amk says:

    @SectarianSofa: The troll is above you with a new nym.

    @You Know I am an idiot: Citizens truly fucked your citizens united, bitchez.

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    Ash Can says:

    @Elizabelle: ::pours Elizabelle a cyber-bourbon::

    To PRESIDENT-ELECT ROMNEY!

    ::busts a gasket laughing::

    And to Reality Cabbage, for keeping us entertained through all the tough times.

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    Hal says:

    GOP must realize they cannot rely on old white people for very much longer. If you can’t beat a black President in 2012 with 7.9 unemployment, than you are truly fucked.

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    Yutsano says:

    @opie_jeanne: I’m fine, I just got lost trying to find the place and my gas was getting low so I just headed on home. We have a couple meet-ups coming up so I’ll be sure to be around for those!

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @jze:
    Both JFK and BHO in their different ways use citizenship = rights + responsibilities as a core around which their sense of politics is built. One of the things which happened tonight which is little remarked or appreciated but which will loom larger over time is that the angry ghosts of the 1960s are finally be laid to rest, so perhaps it is appropriate that we heard echoes of JFK in Barack’s victory speech tonight.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Mary G: We need to take control of elections away from the parties. California, Wisconsin have interesting models.

    PA, OH are case studies in what not to do.

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    Cacti says:

    @Hal:

    Oh well, you can still spend your time lecturing black people on hard work so they can be just like you and Herman Cain.

    In fairness to the Herminator, at least he never voluntarily joined a church that teaches black skin is “loathsome” and a curse from God.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Yutsano:

    We have a couple meet-ups coming up so I’ll be sure to be around for those!

    End of November don’t we have out of towners?

    First round is on you, deadbeat.

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    DPS says:

    @You Know Who:

    Perhaps it is time for one or more of the several sovereign states to take matters into their own hands

    Ooh, I know what to say to this one: “I wish a motherfucker would.”

    It seems to me that the lessons imparted by President Lincoln and Generals Grant and Sherman were never given a chance fully to take root, and that such a development could have a salutary remedial effect.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Scott Brown’s concession speech rebroadcast on C-Span now.

    Senator-Elect Professor Elizabeth Warren up next!

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    Elizabelle says:

    I think Scott Brown has a bright future, actually.

    He is a Republican that a lot of people can work with. Not as hardcore an ideological warrior as his fellow GOP Senate candidates who went down to defeat.

    Brown should have a brighter future than Paul Ryan.

    Not speaking, necessarily, of the hardcore GOP.

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    DPS says:

    By the way, everybody fantasizing about dick-waving from Nate Silver had better limit their expectations. I think the best you can hope for is some sober and restrained innuendo, a number of tables and charts, and a link or two.

    You will have to wave your dicks (or, if you do not have a dick handy at the moment, whatever waveable object is available) on his behalf.

    Sam Wang, on the other hand … well, let’s just say he’s not called Wang for nothing.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @You Know Who: Wow, Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen, don’t you have something better to be doing, like thanking your donors for your victory and kissing that Castro picture you keep in your desk (because, let’s face it, part of your victory relies on ‘fear of a Communist America’) instead of screwing around on blogs?

    Tsk, tsk.

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    moew qwlfare says:

    I have no idea what my new handle means, but I love the sound of it. Sounds like kittehs giving the Black Panther salute while planning victory marches through our collective soul.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @WaterGirl: But I also think Citizens United had a major victory today – I think that’s why we lost so many of the house races today. They basically bought the U.S. house of representatives.

    Bingo. I understand they dropped something $1.5mill to get crazy teabagger Ted Yoho into FL-3, and I’m sure they’re the reason so many other races were close.

    This is going to be a slog, but we need to tip the scales here.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @You Know Who: Soon if the Democrat part continues to bribe voters with the taxpayer dime the USA will be the Netherlands with nukes.

    From your lips to God’s ears!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTPsFIsxM3w

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucJwh0CRopQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpU0NxPhA78

    Tasty, bracing wingnut tears.

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    Cacti says:

    So, with recreational MJ legal in Washington and CO, is anyone else fantasizing Denver or Seattle as the new, American Amsterdam?

    They could make a killing from pot tourism.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @You Know Who:

    That’s what scares me the most, “moew qwlfare”. I have no fucking idea what it is but it sounds absolutely scary!

    I won’t sleep a wink tonight.

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    DPS says:

    Elizabeth Warren is the first woman senator from MA. Did not realize that. I guess when Teddy Kennedy is senator for 500 years that limits things, but still I was surprised to learn that. Right on.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @trollhattan: Also, too, term limits have made our legislature a clown house and the term limit proposition was funded by the Kochs, decades ago.

    Term limits empower monied interests, full stop.

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    @Geoduck: I don’t like Jay Inslee, but I’ll take ANYONE over that slimeball McKenna.

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    @You Know Who:

    First, I give you props for showing up. I didn’t think you would.

    Second, if your posts here over the last month or so reflect your actual beliefs, your passions, and you weren’t posting here because you were paid, or because you just enjoy irritating total strangers, then you must really feel bad right now. If you really believed that Romney was going to win, that all those things you claimed were true, then you have to feel like the whole universe just doesn’t like you. That’s a hard thing, man.

    Third, you really need to take a break. You have to face up to the fact that you were pretty much wrong about everything. Why not spend some time reflecting on why that is so, why you are so out of step with the rest of the country. And don’t post anything anywhere until you can come up with something new. All your stuff is so stale, so 1994.

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    Bobby Thomson says:

    Oh, fuck taco. Fuck him sideways with a rusty pitchfork. Fuckin’ dumbass racist who thought it was hilarious to call the president a mulatto and was wrong about everything.

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Chyron HR:

    I… I don’t understand. How could the polls have all been so badly right?

    My nomination for comment of the year.

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    different-church-lady says:

    @You Know Who: Considering how accurate your predictions of the election were, I view your comment as a harbinger of reduced deficits, a rocking economy and a rock solid military.

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    Captain C says:

    @You Know Who: I’m pretty sure the Netherlands is doing quite well. In fact, I wouldn’t mind if we emulated them some more.

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