The Master

Here’s Karl Rove confabulating some Ohio math split screened with Fox’s Ohio call. Not all the counties are in! I await his WSJ column explaining how Mitt Romney would have won if only he had understood that blue-collar males, the soccer moms of this election, wanted to hear more about legitimate rape.

After the break, Reader J sent in a bunch of bitter wingnut tears for you to savor.

Hugh Hewitt: “The president won re-election, but not a mandate. Not even close. This wasn’t 1984 much less 1964 or 1936… The rot of Obamacare will spread, and the regulatory maximalists will press forward with their ruinous agendas, and the House will not be in a position to stop the unelected rule-makers anymore than the president can force through his devastating tax agenda.”

http://www.hughhewitt.com/blog/g/fbd60868-cfa9-4af8-a23a-82f0e3cb1abb

Matt Welch: “After four years of a crappy economy, bipartisan dissatisfaction with bailout economics, and populous revolts on the right and the left, we are seeing basically the exact same government we had on November 6th. The status quo, which has never been less popular, has just been ratified.”

http://reason.com/blog/2012/11/07/video-obama-wins-and-nothing-changes-the

Ronald Radosh: “It is essential that conservative intellectuals do not abandon the effort to change the culture, and to, in Gramscian terms (as the late Gene Genovese often put it), wage a war of position on the cultural front and to do all possible to challenge the ascension of a failed intellectual liberal ideology, whether it be in the form of Progressivism, liberalism or socialism. Whether it is called “the blue model” as Walter Russell Mead calls is, or something else, the intellectual fight against its assertions must begin with all the strength we can muster.”

http://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2012/11/06/why-obama-won/

Ron Fournier: “Barack Obama won a second term but no mandate. Thanks in part to his own small-bore and brutish campaign, victory guarantees the president nothing more than the headache of building consensus in a gridlocked capital on behalf of a polarized public. If the president begins his second term under any delusion that voters rubber-stamped his agenda on Tuesday night, he is doomed to fail.”

http://nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/obama-victory-comes-with-no-mandate-20121106

Joel B. Pollak “Our fault, as a nation, was to forget the lessons of our own success. Having triumphed in a global, decades-long struggle against collectivism and totalitarianism, we refused to celebrate that victory, failing for twenty years to teach its lessons to the next generation. And as Andrew Breitbart often reminded us, the most important battles must be cultural ones, because culture and media inevitably shape the political choices we make together.That war must begin anew. And it begins now.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/06/Courage-for-the-Long-War-Ahead

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  1. 1
    schrodinger's cat says:

    I love the taste of wingnut tears in the morning!

  2. 2
    dedc79 says:

    David Gelernter:
    “We’ve seen an important (though far from decisive) battle in the slow-motion civil war the nation is undergoing: The blue states want to secede not from America but from Americanism. They reject the American republic of God-fearing individuals in favor of the European ideal, which has only been government by aristocracy: either an aristocracy of birth or, nowadays, of ruling know-it-alls — of post-religious, globalist intellectuals (a.k.a. PORGIs). As I’ve said before — many others have too — you can’t graduate class after class after class of left-indoctrinated ignoramuses without paying the price. Last night was a down payment.”

  3. 3
    Punchy says:

    Has anyone heard from Jen Rubin? Can we confirm she’s not on a 3 day bender?

  4. 4
    Bulworth says:

    Obama wins but Erick Erickson still employed by CNN.

  5. 5
    Violet says:

    I’m with Nate Silver on this–pundits should have to bet on their predictions. If they aren’t willing to bet, they can STFU.

  6. 6
    Bulworth says:

    Ronald Radosh: “It is essential that conservative intellectuals do not abandon the effort to change the culture, and to, in Gramscian terms (as the late Gene Genovese often put it), wage a war of position on the cultural front and to do all possible to challenge the ascension of a failed intellectual liberal ideology, whether it be in the form of Progressivism, liberalism or socialism. Whether it is called “the blue model” as Walter Russell Mead calls is, or something else, the intellectual fight against its assertions must begin with all the strength we can muster.”

    Sarah Palinism trickles down I see.

  7. 7
    forked tongue says:

    Bitter Wingnut tears–a delicious breakfast drink!

  8. 8
    Baud says:

    I started coming to the Balloon Juice after the 2010 elections. What a capstone to a great two years it has been with you guys. Let’s keep it up! The wingnuts won’t stop, neither should we.

  9. 9
    Violet says:

    Dick Morris’s last tweet was ten hours ago:

    Dick Morris ‏@DickMorrisTweet
    __
    #election2012 dont give up!

    In a just world he would have died of shame.

  10. 10
    dr. bloor says:

    Hucksters always talk faster when the crowd starts catching onto the grift.

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    Bulworth says:

    challenge the ascension of a failed intellectual liberal ideology,

    OK, but voters approved teh gay marriage at the ballot box in three states, approved pot legalization in two others.

    Which makes me wonder now what new additional step will conservatives demand gay marriage proponents accomplish before granting it legitimacy.

  12. 12
    Violet says:

    University of Mississippi students riot over Obama. The Confederacy is alive and well.

  13. 13
    dr. bloor says:

    @dedc79:

    They reject the American republic of God-fearing individuals in favor of the European ideal, which has only been government by aristocracy: either an aristocracy of birth or, nowadays, of ruling know-it-alls — of post-religious, globalist intellectuals (a.k.a. PORGIs).

    I Loves You, PORGI!

  14. 14
    El Cid says:

    @dedc79: Only the Confederacy can truly represent America and Americanism.

  15. 15
    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @dr. bloor: We are all PORGI’s now.

    Also, Gramsci? WTF? Wasn’t he an anarchist?

  16. 16
    jim filyaw says:

    @Punchy: as far as she went out on that limb, i wouldn’t be surprised to hear that she committed sepukku.

  17. 17
    amk says:

    But heh, breitbart is still dead.

  18. 18
    Ken_L says:

    Yeah well he might of won but he didn’t win as big as 2008 so really he lost. That seems to be the most common ex post facto rationalisation on the right.

    And of course it just means they have to do what they were doing before, only more of it.

  19. 19
    kay says:

    Pretty amazing that “the director of the Ohio Romney campaign” didn’t know it was over and random Teamsters in Toledo were reciting specific numbers on WHY it was over. Marcy Kaptur called it two hours prior to Karl Rove and the Romney Ohio expert.

    Thank God I don’t get my information from Fox News. One really WOULD do better asking a person on the street.

  20. 20
    The Red Pen says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    I love the taste of wingnut tears in the morning!

    If any of my fellow BJer’s would like to experience a joy like no other, then read Free Republic today. They are on the verge of mass suicide. I’m not kidding.

    I have about two dozen prediction URLs. If there’s interest, I can digest them over the weekend and email the summary to Cole and see if he’d be interested in publishing “Wingnut Preedikshuns: A retrospective.” Should be comedy gold.

    I could also post it to Daily Kos, but I kinda quit that (quietly). Maybe it’s less toxic now that the election is over.

  21. 21
    ploeg says:

    Shorter Karl Rove: We’re missing a lot of votes here! Obviously legitimate votes were suppressed! We need to get to the bottom of this!

  22. 22
    Chris says:

    I’m going to bath in the schadenfreude and wash my nether regions with the salty tears of every huckster, grifter idiot who’s been explosed.

    I want someone to photoshop Nate Silver holding up a big middle finger, or better a goomba flick of the thumb off his front teeth.

  23. 23
    Palli says:

    Denying the mandate was the function of voter suppression and electronic ballot tabulation “corrections”. Most of these crimes will never be uncovered or investigated and our electoral system will remain corrupted and our perception of the American democracy will continue to warp. Rovian republicans are not 49% of the electorate.
    Americans must regain the public air waves, control the corporate/persons whose money pollutes the national dialogue and finances election crimes. Our elected government must represent the 98% of the citizenship with singleminded vigor and invention.
    More Americans must vote.

  24. 24
    El Cid says:

    There is only one lesson to be learned here by the GOP: BIGGER. LOUDER. DUMBER. CRAZIER. On this path lies salvation.

  25. 25
    Bulworth says:

    @Violet: stay classy, conservatives.

  26. 26
    peach flavored shampoo says:

    #election2012 dont give up!

    I dont get it. Dont give up, in terms of contesting all the states’ totals, or dont give up in a generic sense?

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    dedc79 says:

    The next (and every subsequent) time Michael Gerson, George Will, Scott Rasmussen, Dick Morris, Peggy Noonan, Michael Barone, and Karl Rove appear on tv, the first question they should be asked is “Why the #$@%# should we listen to anything you say?”

    Granted in a just world, they’d never be invited back on tv, but we all know they will be.

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    Or something like that.Suffern Ace says:

    @Violet: In a just world, he would have died of shame 15 years ago. But instead, he writes children’s books.

  29. 29
    Hal says:

    Facebook “friend” bitching about Obama winning and how that proves not everyone should have the right to vote, because some people are stupid. He’s also a veteran and says he wishes he never fought for this country.

    I’m just sort of blown away by the idea that someone who complains about a loss of rights thinks only folks willing to vote Republican should have the right to vote. But then again, this is someone who regularly posts about having to press one for English.

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    dedc79 says:

    @El Cid: I expected many things from the wingers, but not an attempt to liken obama’s victory to the confederacy seceding.

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    MattF says:

    @Punchy: Actually, I did see a bit from Rubin (which I’m not going to go look for), and it was sort-of rational. And Douthat had a column that wasn’t entirely ridiculous.

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    debbie says:

    Better than tears is Kasich’s despair:

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/p.....2-14527692

  33. 33
    schrodinger's cat says:

    Who finally prevailed in Virginia?

  34. 34
    Violet says:

    @El Cid: How long before they try to impeach Obama?

    Any bets on whether or not Cantor’s shiv into Boehner’s back finds its mark?

  35. 35
    The Red Pen says:

    An interesting trend is developing in Freeperville: blaming white women. Actual calls to reverse women’s suffrage. Really.

    For example, in MO, 56% of voters were women and 57% of them voted for McCaskill (I guess the ladies understand “legitimate rape” better than Akin).

    They are seriously hating on white women. It’s like Freepers took their regular sexism and racism and combined them to form a new bigotry not previously known to science.

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    Exurban Mom says:

    I want Nate Silver photoshopped into that pic of a man walking away from an explosion, a la “Paul Krugman is tired of trying to reason with you people.” Internets, don’t fail me now.

  37. 37
    dmsilev says:

    @kay: You know, I’m kind of glad that Fox News goes so hard into denying objective reality. Because it means that people submerged in the bubble won’t be able to anticipate and react to changes in reality until said changes smack them upside the head.

  38. 38
    Comrade Nimrod Humperdink says:

    @Bulworth: Ah, hahahaha… Wingnuts are name-dropping Gramsci now? Wonder what our descendants will be studying from somebody’s FEMA prison camp notebooks years from now… Shit, the helicopters are making another pass…

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    jayackroyd says:

    @ploeg: Or “I thought I had this rigged. I still think I have this rigged!”

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    NotMax says:

    (with apologies to Jon Lovitz)

    It’s Christine O’Donnell.

    Out of pique over losing, being abandoned by the party and not offered a cushy gig, she cast a spell to make Obama win.

    Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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    Trinity says:

    Delicious!

  42. 42
    Paul says:

    @Violet:

    I’m with Nate Silver on this—pundits should have to bet on their predictions. If they aren’t willing to bet, they can STFU.

    How about simply fired from their jobs? Why is Peggy Noonan still holding a job? How about Mark Halperin (heck, he should have been fired for calling the president of our country the D word)?

  43. 43
    Or something like that.Suffern Ace says:

    Cookie Roberts being too clever by half on NPR…Obama won the “Electorate of the future” but needs to take steps to win the current electorate. Who the hell voted last night?

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    Palli says:

    @forked tongue:
    Wingnuts might cry but the Rovian republicans recognized the best they can do was disguise & prevent a mandate and they achieved that easily. Once again their undemocratic corruption of the financial & media & electoral system have prevented a governing mandate. and Republican designed voting machines and software have falsified our perception of our selves. Forty-nine percent of Voting Americans want 1% rule? I don’t think so: at least 47% of the electorate have been duped.

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    Violet says:

    @The Red Pen: Hating on white women? BWAHAHAHA! A house divided stands so well. Keep it up, freepers!

  46. 46
    mcd410x says:

    “Where’s Beeks? Where in the hell is Beeks?” — Karl Rove

  47. 47
    Schlemizel says:

    I really hate it when I am reading a thread & responding to posters finally get to the end & find out that everyone has moved on & the last 5 posts are mine! 8-{D

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @Exurban Mom:

    I want Nate Silver photoshopped into that pic of a man walking away from an explosion, a la “Paul Krugman is tired of trying to reason with you people.” Internets, don’t fail me now.

    We came up with superheroes the other night: Krugthulu and StatBoy vs. The Moustache of Understanding and the League of Inanity.

  49. 49
    Paul says:

    @Hal:

    Facebook “friend” bitching about Obama winning and how that proves not everyone should have the right to vote, because some people are stupid.

    I could go along with that. How about we start with those tea bagging seniors who had signs saying “keep the government off my medicare”.

  50. 50
    Jennifer says:

    I just want to say…whoever picked the opening song for the Obama victory rally – the one they played right after Ohio was called – that was a thing of beauty.

    If you weren’t watching, it was “How You Like Me Now?”

  51. 51
    maya says:

    FOX News should have just put an R up after Obama’s name on the chryon. Their followers would never have known the difference.

  52. 52
    NorthLeft12 says:

    @Violet: Lamest riot evah!

    That looked like a typical Saturday night get together of rednecks who could not get a date and could not figure out how to start their computers.

  53. 53
    TheMightyTrowel says:

    I’m gonna go out on a limb here… peak wingnut?

  54. 54
    Violet says:

    @Paul: Oh, I’m all for them being fired. Don’t get me wrong. But if they’re not willing to bet, they don’t stand behind their claims. And if they don’t, then GTF off the TV.

  55. 55
    JPL says:

    @kay: Thank you so much for your posts and all the effort you put in to insure Senator Brown and President Obama’s victory in your fine state.

  56. 56
    Hal says:

    The MSNBC crew was praising Romney’s concession speech yesterday, but am I the only who thought he sounded bitter? That bit about wanting to take the county in a different direction but voters disagreed, and how he and Ann will pray for the President sounded more like sour grapes than a genuine I want this country to succeed sentiment.

    Also, what the fuck is wrong with Al Sharpton? He looks like he melted. Very odd proportioned body with teeny stick arms.

  57. 57
    RaflW says:

    The most important battles must be cultural ones, because culture and media inevitably shape the political choices we make together.That war must begin anew. And it begins now.

    Yep. Maine. Maryland. Minnesota. Washington. Iowa.*

    The cultural battles have been engaged. And won. OK, Minnesota has to now repeal our state DOMA and then go on from there. But last night was a spanking on the culture front.

    *Iowans retained their remaining justice who was on the side of love and equality on the state Supreme Court decision. I take this as Iowans saying “we’re done. Gay marriage hasn’t laid waste to the state, so NOM? STFU.”

  58. 58
    Comrade Nimrod Humperdink says:

    @TheMightyTrowel: Unpossible

  59. 59
    dmsilev says:

    @Hal: His speech was about as close as Romney can get to “gracious loser”. I maintain that we’re lucky he decided to concede at all.

  60. 60
    Cassidy says:

    @kay: You’re a hero.

    @Hal: Could be a couple of things. He may have had the gastric bypass. Also, it’s not uncommon for people to put on weight in their midesection, but th earms and legs still retain their normal size.

  61. 61
    Violet says:

    @NorthLeft12: In other words, typical wingnuts?

  62. 62
    chopper says:

    somebody needs to bottle these tears, they’re just so delicious.

    yeah, no mandate. right, that’s why dems picked up seats in the house and senate. that’s why gay marriage passed in 3 states and CO and WA legalized weed (!).

    that’s why latinos and hispanics brought it this year, and why young voters showed up in similar numbers to 2008.

  63. 63
    jonas says:

    @El Cid: If only they had nominated Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, they’d have gotten 400 EVs.

    The responsible liberal in me thinks that a rational, two party system with a loyal opposition is important for our republican democracy. But I really, really hope the GOP just grinds itself into oblivion over this. They’re on the road to becoming a regional, revanchist, neo-Confederate party whose next convention is going to feature armed militias (I’m sorry, “poll watchers”) and women veiled to demonstrate their religious submission.

  64. 64
    Snarki, child of Loki says:

    @Hal: “I’m just sort of blown away by the idea that someone who complains about a loss of rights thinks only folks willing to vote Republican should have the right to vote. But then again, this is someone who regularly posts about having to press one for English.”

    You need to clue them in: the “Press One for English” is over and done with. From now on it will be “Press One for Arabic, Press Two for Spanish, Press Three for Kenyan, Press Four for Hawai’ian, Press your nose into your asshole for English”

    If it comes from the “right” source, they’d believe it, too.

  65. 65
    Violet says:

    @kay: Kay, thank you for all you did. I loved your posts during the election. How did your candidate end up doing?

  66. 66
    gnomedad says:

    No more regenerations, please.

  67. 67
    Palli says:

    @ploeg:
    shorter Rove: We didn’t change enough votes here.

  68. 68
    Hal says:

    So when dose the 2016 campaign talk start? I’m expecting 8 million narratives about whether or not Chris Christie can still run as a Republican.

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    RaflW says:

    Following on on the cultural battles, the voters of Minnesota handed the state GOP their asses.

    MN House went from 72-62 GOP yesterday, to 73-61 Democrat (DFL, in local parlance). The MN House majority leader didn’t just loose his majority – he lost his seat. That’s delicious.

    The MN Senate flipped, too. Its now 39 DFL, 28 GOP.

    With us winning both amendments, the GOP has to own that their culture war, their government shutdown backfired big time here. Couldn’t be happier.

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    Mike E says:

    @RaflW: Congratulations, from a deep red NC. Can I crash on your couch?

  71. 71
    Sparrowgal says:

    @Exurban Mom: You may do so yourself, in a manner of speaking:

    Face In Hole

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    Mudge says:

    @RaflW: You kept the court jester, Michelle Bachmann, however,

  73. 73
    RaflW says:

    Oh, and Chip Cravaak, one-term Republican getting sent home is lovely. Even M’chele winning by only one point is better than I had hoped for. She’s damaged. The Tea Party is not liked in Minnesota.

  74. 74
    Violet says:

    @RaflW: That’s awesome!

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    ET says:

    Which Republican congressman said that if Barak Obama won then it was a mandate that Americans don’t want the Republican Agenda? Graham? Somoneone else?

  76. 76
    Ben Cisco says:

    Tears! Delicious, refreshing tears for everyone!

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    Legalize says:

    @mcd410x:
    Turn those machines back on!

  78. 78
    Exurban Mom says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: Krugthulu and Stat Boy should have their own graphic novel, tootsuite.

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    LAC says:

    @dedc79: in a just world, they would be running for their lives in a coliseum filled with tigers and bears. :-)

  80. 80
    Gus says:

    Jesus, what turgid writing. They really believe they’re at the barricades, don’t they? What a bunch of wankers.

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    Gus says:

    @RaflW: Cravaack was the Congressman from my boyhood home’s district, which had been Dem as long as I could remember. I love to see him gone. The things I’m happiest about today are the defeats of the two state constitutional amendments on gay marriage and voter ID and the return of the Minnesota legislature to Democratic hands.

  82. 82
    negative 1 says:

    @Hal: I like the insinuation that only republicans are worth fighting for. Pretty empty morals then, IMHO.

  83. 83
    djork says:

    Re: Al Sharpton,

    I wondered the same thing last night. The Google machine told me he converted to vegetarianism.

  84. 84
    Shalimar says:

    If Romney had won enough swing states by the same margins Obama did, would Fornier have written the same words about Romney? I somehow doubt it based on past experience. I hate people with different values for their team and everyone else.

  85. 85
    Elie says:

    @kay:

    I echo appreciation for your contributions during this very stressful but immensely important campaign in Ohio (and nationally) — Thank you for caring enough to help us know and help us fight. This was a victory for the REAL America — all of us who actually believe in the principle of a pluralistic and democratic society based on law, equity and fairness. I am also glad that this was a strong victory — not by the skin of our teeth but strong with a strong social statement…

    I have no illusion that the fight for justice and fairness and a diverse society of opportunity will continue. This was the x installment of the Civil War by other means… but we can hope that the confederates are getting weaker with each generation that passes on — Their arguments this time round were so obvious and desperate — one has to think that they are at the margins of where else they can take this…

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    hep kitty says:

    @The Red Pen: I’m going over there. For the first time in my life.

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    NCSteve says:

    Rove in his own head:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNS4t5UCBfI

    Rove after his next meeting with the would-be oligarchs from whom he bilked hundreds of millions of dollars:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFO4kUdX7q4

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Palli:

    We asked for new and better trolls. You are just new.

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    NCSteve says:

    @Or something like that.Suffern Ace:

    Cokie Roberts being too clever by half on NPR…Obama won the “Electorate of the future” but needs to take steps to win the current electorate. Who the hell voted last night?

    Well, yeah, because after all, what did we learn last night, if not that we’re still a center-right nation?

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    Chinn Romney says:

    TB is often delusional, but at that point in time he wasn’t necessarily wrong to dispute calling it for Obama.

    Then again, they called South Carolina for Romney at a point when Obama had a 70% to 30% advantage. This stuff is voodoo to me.

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    ksmiami says:

    Savoring the whine of .1%er tears in Birmingham MI esp. jackalope guys who can’t believe America re-elected Obama cuz of Benghazi – um freeloaders etc. Poor babies, maybe they will eventually figure out that most Americans really really like birth control and (CONSENSUAL) sexy time???

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    Mike in NC says:

    Heh, indeed. Screw those wingnuts!

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    sherparick says:

    I will add this our bliss of schadenfreude today, as nothing pleased me more than watching all the sour pusses on Faux News, Faux Biz News, and CEONBC last night. And a lot of masks came off. See “Lawyers, Guns, and Money” for there look at Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin shock, shock, that Black, Brown, Women, and DFHs are allowed to vote in “their America.”

    http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblo.....difference

    All I can say to my Tea Party countrymen, is that just double down on, as Colbert said last night, “Conservativism can’t fail, it can only be failed.”
    Radosh’s ideology is a vision of neo-Feudalism, an authoritarian, patriarchial, and racially hierarchial society, dominated by arbitary private power over those held in subordination: workers, women, gays, and of course Blacks and Hispanics (Indian Americans who become Conservatives apparently think they are no longer Wogs although I wonder what Tucker Carlsons of their world say behind their backs.”)

    Finally, it is no surprise that the spirit in so much of the above writing is directly descended from the ideology of the “Rule or Ruin” Secessionist ideology of the Anti-Bellum South, a conditional loyalty to the United States only so long as they governed it for their tribal interests. That is the spirity of modern Movement Conservativism, directly passed down through Segregationist and Resistance movements of the 1950s and 60s. Who are those who really preach treason and act on it?

    Send another FU message and go see the movie “Lincoln” this weekend and how the 13th Amendment was passed and read the oration of Thaddeus Stevens just before the vote.
    http://www.mrlincolnandfreedom.....ubjectID=3

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @Palli:

    shorter Rove: We didn’t change enough votes here

    Well, election fraud is a crime. And it it easier than ever to get caught.
    Also, perhaps, election officials are for the most part extremely honest. (Most that I have dealt with (low lever) appeared to be very honest.)

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    The Red Pen says:

    @hep kitty:

    I’m going over [to Free Republic]. For the first time in my life.

    Don’t forget to dig through the comments. You wouldn’t want to miss gems like this:

    The shallow American robots will not elect an ugly or a fatty to the Black House. The last fatty was Taft (a good President). An old lady? Never. The first woman President will be FINE (or more likely we will never have one). So you can cross off that hideous crone Liz Warren as well.

    I don’t even know where to start here.

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    Svensker says:

    @Violet:

    There’s a lot of work still ahead. Good grief.

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    1badbaba3 says:

    @Chinn Romney: He gave in rather meekly when Ohio was called in ’08. I think this time he felt compelled to dig in, butch it up a bit, last man standing (you need me on that wall!) kinda thing. He, of course, came off instead like a little puppy with a sock. It was cute watching Stat Boy hit him with the metaphorical rolled up newspaper, and take the sock away.

    A tee and a hee.

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    priscianusjr says:

    @The Red Pen:

    If any of my fellow BJer’s would like to experience a joy like no other, then read Free Republic today. They are on the verge of mass suicide. I’m not kidding.

    Not one of my usual stops on the Innertubes, but thanks for the suggestion. It was very interesting. I have never seen so much total crap emanating from so many people in one place. The thing is, this is their “reality”. The “reality” that people like Karl Rove have manufactured for them. Pray for them, their souls are in grave danger.

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    catclub says:

    @Exurban Mom: Isn’t the picture still George Clooney, but they both have salt and pepper beards so who can tell, once the caption says Paul Krugman?

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    catclub says:

    I have not read all the threads, but it looked to me like Romney had not written a concession speech until forced to.

    I bet Obama _had_ written one. Be prepared.

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    priscianusjr says:

    @1badbaba3:

    I think this time he felt compelled to dig in, butch it up a bit, last man standing (you need me on that wall!) kinda thing.

    Honestly, I think it was more than that. It’s pretty clear from statements over the past few months by Freiherr Hans von Spakovsky, the guru of voter suppression, that Rove was expecting “one — two — three — many Floridas”, and they had all kinds of tricks up their sleeve in that event. What Rove was incredulous about was that none of the planned tricks were even possible, due to overwhelming turnout in the swing states. Far from Ohio being another FLorida, which was plan B, or C, or D, or whatever, not even Florida was Florida.
    http://www.newyorker.com/repor.....ntPage=all

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    Bubblegum Tate says:

    I think this is my favorite explosion of wingnut tears I’ve seen thus far:

    I have no intention of ever voting again. As I said, the stupid like you now outnumber sensible people like me, so I will only focus now on my family, and taking as much from this country, and you, as I can for my retirement. And trust me, I am going to extract as much money from you and your generation as possible.

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    hueyplong says:

    “I have no intention of ever voting again. As I said, the stupid like you now outnumber sensible people like me, so I will only focus now on my family, and taking as much from this country, and you, as I can for my retirement. And trust me, I am going to extract as much money from you and your generation as possible.”

    The only thing that has changed for Sparky is the not voting part. The rest might as well be his party’s platform in encapsulated form.

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    Lee says:

    @The Red Pen:

    I would love to see those Freeper threads. Once compiled wait for an open thread and then post in that. Hopefully they will link to the comment.

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    Mister Harvest says:

    so I will only focus now on my family, and taking as much from this country, and you, as I can for my retirement. And trust me, I am going to extract as much money from you and your generation as possible.

    Coming from the party of wealth transfers from the poor to the rich via tax cuts and debt, that’s hilarious.

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    Felonius Monk says:

    Ronald Radosh: “It is essential that conservative intellectuals

    “conservative intellectuals”? Now, there’s an oxymoron!

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    kuvasz says:

    I would not like to be Rove right now. H’e’s going to have to explain how he spent hundreds of millions of rich men’s dollars for no-thing.

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    Dave S. says:

    @Bubblegum Tate: Shorter: Not enough people voted for my side so I’m not going to vote for my side anymore.

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    cckids says:

    @Schlemizel:

    I really hate it when I am reading a thread & responding to posters finally get to the end & find out that everyone has moved on & the last 5 posts are mine! 8-{D

    Welcome to our west-coast world.

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @catclub:

    I have not read all the threads, but it looked to me like Romney had not written a concession speech until forced to.
    __
    I bet Obama had written one. Be prepared.

    Reminds me of the story about how Eisenhower wrote two versions of the speech he was going to give in the wake of the D-Day invasion, in one of which he acknowledged the failure of the invasion and took full responsibility for it. Fortunately he got to deliver the other version.

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    The Red Pen says:

    @Lee:

    I would love to see those Freeper threads. Once compiled wait for an open thread and then post in that. Hopefully they will link to the comment.

    Now that I think about it, I should go ahead and diary on DKos just to have a place to put everything. I’ll post the link in an Open Thread when it’s done.

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    Comrade Jake says:

    I’m listening to Rush Limbaugh right now. Aside from the fact that he’s acknowledging Romney lost, it’s truly like visiting an alternate, parallel universe, where up is down, black is white, etc.

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    blingee says:

    Sweet sweet Rove tears.

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    Anna in PDX says:

    As usual I am really late to comment but I am so grateful to all the Democratic activists here who did much more than me (I just threw money rather randomly at the Obama campaign, Warren, various Wisconsin races, and towards the end even the DCCC and DSCC). And I think it hilarious that right wingers reference Gramsci when most left wingers would not be able to pick him out of a lineup.

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    JustRuss says:

    @kuvasz: To Rove’s credit, he got nearly half the electorate to vote for a stiff Mormon vulture capitalist who refused to release his taxes. I still can’t believe that’s possible.

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    The Red Pen says:

    In other news, we won’t have Allen West to kick around anymore.

    Darn.

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    Porlock Junior says:

    @dedc79:

    I expected many things from the wingers, but not an attempt to liken obama’s victory to the confederacy seceding.

    That’s rather sweet. It means they approve!

    Which again shows their disconnection from reality. Just wait till they see their subsidies disappear with the liberal secessionists.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    In other news, we won’t have Allen West to kick around anymore.

    @The Red Pen: I would have liked the House back, but that wasn’t happening. I got everything else I asked for save for CA’s Prop 37. Better than Christmas.

    That this fucker’s out of Congress and Grayson is back in is so delicious it must be fattening.

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    Chris Grrr™ says:

    @Bubblegum Tate: Yup, that is sweet.
    I’m gonna take, take, take. Praise Jeebus.

    Another thank you to Kay for being a hero and a role model…

    Now, which of the Ryan budget plan goons will be the first to admit that there’s no way to reduce the deficit without a modest tax increase for the 1% ?

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    Lysana says:

    Speaking as a white woman, I will cheerfully take credit for the wingnut tears. I’d tell them to bite me, but I fear their condition may be contagious.

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    docroc says:

    @Bulworth: Are there any conservative intellectuals?

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    Mike G says:

    Bush’s 271 electoral votes and losing the popular vote in 2000 was a full-throated mandate for him to govern as a maximalist arrogant asshole with contempt for the opposition.

    Obama’s 332 votes are a sign that we are a center-right nation, and he needs to be conciliatory and embrace the people who dedicated themselves singularly to making him fail, who declare paranoid fantasies of him a Kenyan-born Marxist sekrit mooslim.

    DC is hard-wired for Repuke rule and Repuke excuses.

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    Anoniminous says:

    Ronald Radosh: “It is essential that conservative intellectuals … & blah, blah, blah

    The first task conservatives need to accomplish for conservative intellectuals is to get some.

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    Three-nineteen says:

    @catclub: Of course you write a concession speech. Do you want to tempt the wrath of whatever from high atop the thing?

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    Porlock Junior says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ: Not just a story. The full text is available, and it’s splendid.

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    fidelio says:

    @The Red Pen: As a southerner, let me explain what the dog-whistles there is: “We protect and ‘elevate’ white women to a pedestal, and stand ready to defend them from the wicked lusts of the aimalistic black men out there who are just waiting to get their hands on these flowers of womanhood, and in return we expect for them to regard us as their lords and masters and defer to us in everything important and never, ever dare to think for themselves, because how can their interests ever be different from what we tell them they are?”

    Needless to say, when the white women decide this isn’t really what they want, and is not in their best interests, these guys get crazy. Others are supposed to accept their worldview because they are men, and white, and ever so much wiser than any white woman, or any not-white person could ever dream of being.

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    rikyrah says:

    This video is hilarious.

    Here’s the thing…

    When one is a grifter..

    and one has suckered rich folks out of over 300 million dollars and you don’t have shyt to show for it….

    you’d have a mini-meltdown too.

    remember, the grift can only continue if the marks believe they got something the first time.

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    Ruckus says:

    @priscianusjr:
    Pray for them, their souls are in grave danger.

    If I was the praying kind, and I’m not in any way shape or form, I would be praying that they got to find their final reward asap so that the rest of us could get on with our lives.

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    Ruckus says:

    @docroc:
    The only thing intellectual about a conservative is that they have try to figure out how to out bullshit each other in order to get people to vote for them. I imagine that takes some effort what with having to convince people to vote to basically cut off their own genitalia and have no health care to bind that wound. And they managed to find enough deranged morons to give it a good shot.

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