My Favorite Picture of The Night and a Few Of My Other Favorite Things















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The other wonderful things are the dismissals of the wingnuts Allen West and Michele Bachmann, and the rape apologists Mourdock and Akin.

UPDATE: Bachmann is now ahead by ~1300 votes with 86% reporting.  I’m not a praying man, but I’ll make an exception.

And the most wonderful thing are the winger tears.  If you think Political Observer’s melt-down in the last thread is fun to watch, you need to take a look at Victoria Jackson’s twitter, @vicjackshow

And since most of her ~4300 followers are people who point at her and laugh, a fact she doesn’t seem to get, it’s like watching children poke at this poor rabid worn out gopher with sticks to see what she’ll do.  Good times, good times.

And last but certainly not the least among my favorite things, is the fact that Andrew Breitbart is still dead.

Oh, yeah, I’m drunk. Falling down, commode-hugging, epically fucking drunk!  Thank God for spell check!


59 replies
  1. 1
    Spankyslappybottom says:

    And it looks like California is becoming temporarily sane about taxes and education, with Prop 30 moving ahead.

    I’m 50. This is the best Dem election night of my life, better than 2008. Feels GOOD.

  2. 2
    RaflW says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Anti-marriage amendment and Voter ID FAILED in Minnesota.

    I can breathe for the first time in months and months. We worked really really hard for this. Just wow.

  3. 3
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    DeFazio wiped the floor with crazy-assed Art Robinson. Dems cleaned up in Oregon, leaving Repubs in the dust. I’ll be happier when the far right are relegated to the dustbin of history.

    President Obama.

    I just had to say that once again, it sounds absolutely beautiful.

  4. 4
    slag says:

    Wait. Did Michelle Bachmann lose? I don’t believe it. Maybe people really believed she was a secret Canadian.

  5. 5
    Alison says:

    SO MUCH HAPPY. Also Joe Walsh getting the ax is wonderful.

    I’m sad my dumb state – or at least, the redneck inland/northern parts – seem to have defeated the death penalty repeal…but…other than that, lots of great stuff tonight.

    And four more years of pretending the Obamas are my real family. (I love my family but come on, the Obamas are so great.)

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    MTiffany says:

    And last but certainly not the least among my favorite things, is the fact that Andrew Breitbart is still dead.

    If he’d been alive, last night probably would have killed him anyway…

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    Helen says:

    FOX news guy “Republicans are stunned” JEEBUS

  8. 8

    Bachmann’s not gone yet. At the moment, CNN has her up 1600 votes (out of 290,000) with 86% reporting. But it’s kind of gratifying that it’s even going down to the wire.

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    droog says:

    I look forward to January 2013, when B. Hussein Obama will be sworn in as the loser of the First Presidential Debate held in Denver (the wording of the oath will be slightly different).

  10. 10
    Helen says:

    @Spankyslappybottom: Happy 50 Spanky. Me too: 50 last Sept. It’s a lot better than they told you it would be, huh?

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    Pat Freaking Caddell was on Faux saying that Republicans have to expand the party or get used to losing.

    Good luck with that. Not really… :)

    He also said that the Tea Party press announcement about getting a true conservative to run next time was not what the Republican party needs.

    I think his brain is malfunctioning, he’s sounding reasonable.

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    MikeJ says:


    Also Joe Walsh getting the ax is wonderful.

    Out to pasture
    Think it’s safe to say
    Time to open fire
    And we don’t need the ladies
    Crying ‘cuz the storie’s sad
    ‘Cuz the Rocky Mountain Way
    Is better than the way we had

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    RaflW says:

    Minnesota GOP got severely spanked, both state House and Senate flip. Chip Cravaak has conceded.

    Big night in MN.

    And that jackass Chuck Todd didn’t look at any return details when he made his asshole statement earlier this eve that Mitt lost MN by 4, should have contested harder.

    No, jackass, Minneapolis hadn’t reported in yet. Anyone above hack-grade would have checked that before shooting off. Looks like Obama will win MN by about 8.5 pts.

  14. 14

    @Helen: FOX news guy “Republicans are stunned” JEEBUS

    LOL. When you walk around with your eyes closed, reality does tend to encounter you in a stunning fashion.

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    PeakVT says:

    Might be a bit early to call the MN-06 contest. West is probably going down because with 99% in he’s down by about 2300.

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    David Koch says:

    Sully was Colbert tonight, absolutely giddy, he even denounced austerity

  17. 17
    Steeplejack says:

    “My Favorite Things”? Really? You got it. (Killer piano at 2:15.)

  18. 18
    WaterGirl says:

    It’s so nice not to be worrying about the supreme court getting more conservative.

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    Alison says:

    @WaterGirl: FOR REAL. I bet Ginsburg is like, thank FUCK I can go now.

    If she wants to, I mean, which I imagine she might.

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    smith says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee:

    The saner Republican pundits are making those points too. But the Tea Partiers in their midst think Romney was too moderate. They’ll want full-on crazy in 2016 and when they lose even bigger they’ll be in an even bigger uncontrollable rage than they are now.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    Nate Silver and Sam Wang are number gods…

    they got Moe Lane to finally concede that the polls were right.

    OK, I was kidding. Moe saw Mitt lost, as the polling predicted.

    Still, Nate and Sam are the gods of numbers.


    Ahhh, to be old, white and angry…


  22. 22
    RaflW says:

    @slag: Bachmann is leading by 1/2 a point with 86% of the precincts in.

    She’ll probably squeak thru but severely damaged. After her embarrassing run for the W.H, her buddy Chip loosing, the MN lege flipping by big margins, she’s part of a failing state party.

  23. 23
    MikeJ says:


    Thanks a lot Christians, for not showing up. You disgust me.


  24. 24
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee:

    I said in the last thread that Nate should open every TV appearance for the next 2 years with “Kneel before Zod!”

  25. 25
    Ash Can says:

    @droog: Oh yeah, that’s right — this was the election Obama threw away by fucking up that first debate. Oh, wait…

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    smith says:

    Reading Victoria Jackson’s twitter feed is a riot. She is so clueless, it borders on insanity.

    My wingnut friends and acquaintances are oh so very quiet tonight. Not one FB message, tweet, etc.

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    Anya says:

    Just got back from the Obama victory party in Cleveland, OH. I feel really happy that I came here. I met so many wonderful people. New Yorkers rock! In the midst of Sandy’s troubles more than 400 of us came to Ohio to help win the state for the good guys.

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    Hal says:

    Sometimes I think Victoria Jackson has early onset Alzheimer or some other condition, cause her crazy is just so clinical seeming. But also very funny:

    3h Victoria Jackson ‏@vicjackshow
    Thanks a lot Christians, for not showing up. You disgust me.

    3h Victoria Jackson ‏@vicjackshow
    The Democrat Party voted God out and replaced Him with Romans 1. In the Good vs. Evil battle…today…Evil won.

    3h Victoria Jackson ‏@vicjackshow
    The Democrat party who voted God out of their platform and adopted Romans 1 as their platform won. In the Good…

    3h Victoria Jackson ‏@vicjackshow
    I can’t stop crying. America died.

  29. 29
    amk says:

    Now that this is done & dusted, who should be the next supreme court nominee?

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    Erick Erickson thanks President Obama:

    Dear President Obama’s Team: Thanks at least for not making us have to stay up all night.
         — Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 7, 2012


    Absolutely great suggestion!

  31. 31
    Nick says:

    Puerto Rico, you guys. It had a referendum and voted to become a US state. Seriously.

    Let me be clear: America may soon have a 51st state.

  32. 32
    hhex65 says:

    is #FEMAcamps trending on twitter yet?

  33. 33
    slag says:

    @RaflW: Bummer. Darn you, SG! Getting my hopes up like that.

  34. 34
    Joel says:

    I-502 passed in Washington State. This is something – along with a black president – that I never imagined in my lifetime. I will probably break a 6-year personal prohibition in response, but it’s no substitute for drink…

  35. 35

    For California election info:

    Prop 30 is ahead, and gaining, but unfortunately, prop 34 is still losing. Boo.

  36. 36
    RaflW says:

    Bachmann now under 50%. Still leading, but the 811 write-in candidates have puller her margin down to 49.95% to Graves’ 49.76%.

  37. 37
    Anniecat45 says:

    And for all his investment, Sheldon Adelson got — NOTHING!!!

  38. 38
    MikeJ says:

    @hhex65: I tried to start a chant with it, but nobody else would join in.

  39. 39
    PeakVT says:

    Fallows’ Jackass Shrugged guy goes Galt. I still think he’s spoof.

  40. 40
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    What have the Romans 1 ever done for us?

  41. 41
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    What have the Romans 1 ever done for us?

  42. 42
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:


    I disagree, he got to pay the bills! :)

  43. 43
    Francis says:

    in redrawn CA-47, Lowenthal (D) now ahead of Delong (not the Berkeley economist) – 67,703 to 61,494.

  44. 44
    black onion says:

    Love the photo, stole it for facebook. I prefer this song, though.

  45. 45
    Quaker in a Basement says:

    And the most wonderful thing are the winger tears.

    Taste like fking nectar.

  46. 46
    Helen says:

    @Hal: That’s OK Vicky. I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING so we’ll even each other out.

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    anonymouse says:

    @amk: Jesse Jackson.
    That may be a joke. I, like much of the world have popped a celebratory cork with you Americans. Thank sweet zombie Jesus. I don’t think I felt this much relief when Obama won in ’08.

    Back then we’d all come to terms with the fact that you were all seemingly in love with the Texas simian and apparently wouldn’t vote for anyone with fancy book-learnin’. This time it was Obama or the abyss and you guys delivered. Thank you.

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    Anne Laurie says:


    Now that this is done & dusted, who should be the next supreme court nominee?

    Michelle Obama, obviously. She probably wouldn’t take the job, but just the suggestion might cause Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and/or Roberts to stroke out. And then President Obama could nominate two (or three) more liberals!

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    greenelawn26 says:

    Effing awesome, pal.
    I’m Julie Andrews and I approve this message.

  51. 51
    Arclite says:

    @Cris (without an H):

    Bachmann’s not gone yet. At the moment, CNN has her up 1600 votes (out of 290,000) with 86% reporting. But it’s kind of gratifying that it’s even going down to the wire.

    Jesus, WTF is wrong with Minnesota??!!

  52. 52
    joel hanes says:

    Champagne here. And beer.
    A good night for the human race.

    WTF is wrong with Minnesota?

    Bachmann is a product of gerrymandering; they chose her voters to match her — affluent retired white suburban Protestant evangelicals dominate her district.

    One of the best ways to change Minnesota politics would be to hit investigative reporter Sally Jo Sorenson’s tip jar at Bluestem Prairie

  53. 53
    joel hanes says:


    Sheldon Adelson got—- NOTHING


  54. 54
    xian says:

    I can’t find PO’s VICTORY meltdown. Which thread?

  55. 55
    Bill D. says:

    John, for a moment I thought you wrote “commie-hugging”, which would have been appropriate as another tweak of the paranoid fools on the right and their delusional angst this morning.

  56. 56
    Origuy says:

    @xian: Thread before this. Look for “You Know Who”.

  57. 57
    j says:

    @amk: Hillary!! Then (an idea I read on Sadly, NO!) Anita Hill! Thomas would have a heart attack and quit. That opens up another slot for Bill Clinton!

    HAHAHA! Wingnut heads ‘splodin all over the place!

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

    Victoria Jackson is puh-thet-ic. I can’t imagine that if she had a lot of Christian fans, she’s kept them by telling them they’re collectively disgusting.

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    Herbal Infusion Bagger says:


    It’s so nice not to be worrying about the supreme court getting more conservative.

    My wife suggested we send large quantities of cigars and Italian pastries & cookies to Scalia to help him with his grief at a GOP loss.

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