This is the Man They Republicans Hate With Every Fiber of their Being

This is the guy they want to, in their words, destroy:

Evil, personified, that guy is.

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  1. 1
    dm says:

    They’ve gotten real good at hiding that teleprompter.

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    blingee says:

    Yes, he clearly wants to destroy freedom. Did you see that shout out to the black panthers. Did you see that….I sure did!

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    NotMax says:

    E-mail finally received from October Surprise:

    “Can’t make it this year. Maybe next time.”

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    Baud says:

    This is the guy they want to, in their words, destroy:

    Of course they hate him. Didn’t you see the part of the speech where he said he wanted to help the poor?

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    yam says:

    Such an awful person. I miss Karl Rove…

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Who cares what he’s saying? He’s evil because LATINO GAY CONTRACEPTION!!111

    In all seriousness, that’s a great video. But it goes to Maddow’s (and many other’s) point – the right wing lives in an alternative reality, and so when they listen to angry, hateful bigots like Hannity and Oxycontin Rush, they get a twisted image of who the president is.

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    Violet says:

    Soshulism!

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    David Koch says:

    This is all Christie’s fault!

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    beltane says:

    That video makes me cry like a wingnut.

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    History’s Greatest Monster, indeed.

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    jharp says:

    What an extraordinary man. And family.

    Coolest first family in my lifetime.

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    blingee says:

    @PsiFighter37: Not quite. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about that and listening to what smarter people than I say about it.

    What I think it boils down to is that the Hannity’s and Limbaughs of the world are telling them what they want to hear. Fox is telling them what they want to hear. Properly harnessed it can work to our advantage. They all told each other what they wanted to hear which is that Romney would win. It was entirely circular. Even the supposed polling experts were fooled by their own emotions.

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    Baud says:

    Should we retire “Black Jimmy Carter”?

    We could go with “Black Reagan” and piss off the wingnuts. Or “Black FDR” and piss off the firebaggers. Your choice.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @beltane: But are your tears as tasty?

    If so, please pass a glass my way. Kthxbai

    Also, too, this article is pretty freakin’ cute. Their relationship is incredibly real and doesn’t give me the heebee-jeebees like Ronnie + Nancy did/do.

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    Violet says:

    @David Koch: Speaking of Christie, anyone still think he voted for Romney?

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told reporters Thursday he reached out to President Barack Obama with a personal phone call to congratulate him on his reelection. Mitt Romney, the man Christie had campaigned with and raised money for, got a conciliatory email, the governor said.
    __
    “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion,” Christie said of his Wednesday phone chat with Obama, Bloomberg reports. “I said, ‘Congratulations on your win last night, Mr. President,’ and he said, ‘Thank you.'”
    __
    Asked if he’d given Romney the same treatment, Christie said that he hadn’t.
    __
    “No; we exchanged e-mails last night,” Christie said, according to Bloomberg. “We haven’t spoken on the phone yet.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....95210.html

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    PDog says:

    Where are his college transcripts????

    Also Drones.

    And stuff.

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    MikeJ says:

    @beltane:

    That video makes me cry like a wingnut.

    When I think about the good love you gave me, I cry like a wingnut…

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    AxelFoley says:

    That my President, ya’ll!

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    Shawn in ShowMe says:

    Thank the FSM. Where would the Democratic Party be right now if he hadn’t stepped onto the world stage?

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    David Koch says:

    Who plays Obama in the movie?

    Daniel Day Lewis would be an inspired choice

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    Uncle Ebeneezer says:

    And this is one of the biggest reasons why wingnuts hate him: he has far more class than they do, and they know it.

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    Raven says:

    @blingee: Much as it annoys people Mornin Joe had a pretty good rant about talk radio shit heads. “They are niche marketers and they are making a fortune but killing the party”.

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    Jack Bauer says:

    Great video.

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    Baud says:

    @David Koch:

    How about Glenn Close? Is there a role she can’t pull off?

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Shawn in ShowMe: The DLC would still be around after President Hillary gave them a Second Life(TM), and we’d probably be practicing some concerted centrism.

    TBH, I do feel like Hillary is instinctively more liberal than Bill, so it’s hard to say. Whether or not Hillary would’ve accomplished all that Obama has so far is debatable. But that didn’t happen (at least in this universe), so who cares. Heck, if Al Gore hadn’t had the election stolen from him, there’s a very not-so-unreasonable chance we’d be campaigning for President Lieberman this year. Let that one sink in for a little bit…

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    NotMax says:

    @baud

    Or Black JFK, just to watch Chris Matthews’ head explode.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @David Koch: That’s pretty funny. I do think the man himself said Will Smith. I’d pay $15 to watch that movie.

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    Alison says:

    I heart him.

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    Violet says:

    @Baud: Black Lincoln.

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    Ed Schultz just showed the video right now.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    Singer Nanci Griffith (from memory), on bar etiquette, concerning her band’s regular visits to Oslo:

    “Every time we showed up, the stage would be built up a little higher, and yet the drunks would still be able to climb it…

    Those were very inconsiderate drunks, in Oslo. They’d finish their longnecks and just throw the empties over their shoulder. Even in Texas, we knew to check over our shoulders before tossing our bottles!”

    You, Mr. Cole, might want to consider emulating the good manners of the standard redneck barfly…

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    magurakurin says:

    I think that video shows just how long of a long game Obama is playing. It is a key point that a lot of his critics on the left miss in my opinion. And as people have said, his critics on the right are hating on a man who doesn’t even exist.

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    GxB says:

    Two Americas – can’t say I’d know what a gloating Rmoney (last time I’ll use the term – thank FSM) victory speech to “the help” would sound like, but I do know it couldn’t contain the class, sincerity, and heartfelt appreciation for all those who got him to the victor’s circle in its entirety than this has in each microsecond.

    The man is a fucking legendary leader. Glad I was around to witness it first hand.

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    MikeJ says:

    @PsiFighter37: Election night there was a nitwit trying to get a Hilary chant going. It worked about as well as my attempt at getting people to chant “FEMA camps”.

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    The Bobs says:

    I’m 55 and Obama is the first president that was my first choice from the beginning, the first candidate I donated to, the first candidate I canvassed for. The first candidate that I felt was an extraordinary person. I think I chose well.

    The hatred was so much more than I would have believed possible. I didn’t think that he would be treated like Jackie Robinson. He probably did know, and he did it anyway.

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    MomSense says:

    I should not chop onions and watch youtube videos.

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    General Stuck says:

    What they hate is losing the mojo of white supremacy they can see slipping through their fingers as a matter of who runs this asylum. And they are running out of acceptable schemes to hold back that tide of ‘the differents’

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    the Conster says:

    @Alison:

    Me too.

    /Obot

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    Roger Moore says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    But are your tears as tasty alcoholic?
    __
    If so, please pass a glass my way. Kthxbai

    FTFY.

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    Hawes says:

    Kenyan, Marxist Muslim CRYBABY!

    Mitt Romney wouldn’t have cried. He DIDN’T cry, he just laid off his campaign staff and cancelled their credit cards the WAY A REAL MAN DOES.

    Mitt Romney also wouldn’t have cried because he does not feel human emotions.

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    John Cole says:

    @Anne Laurie: I have no idea what you are trying to say.

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    @Shawn in ShowMe:

    You notice in the video Ax and Messina standing on the sidelines looking on in awe at their guy? I read a post by someone a couple of days ago saying (paraphrasing) “I remember Axlerod telling me in 2004 that he had found this incredible Illinois State Senator with a funny name”. We are so lucky to have him as POTUS. My mother said it best back in 2007 “the sacrifices that man and his family are making to run for office are just incredible, I hope the people of the US understand that”. I agree with her.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @MomSense: Yeah, you’ll probably need a bunch of paper towels to clean up the bloody remains of your fingers…watching the internets while using knives? Risky business!

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    AxelFoley says:

    @Shawn in ShowMe:

    Thank the FSM. Where would the Democratic Party be right now if he hadn’t stepped onto the world stage?

    Seriously. I keep telling my mother that PBO saved the party.

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    Gex-mobile says:

    @Raven: Ah, but they also made the party from the Clinton era on. They were always full of shit. Joe didn’t care until the cancer metastasized.

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    Violet says:

    @magurakurin: Yeah. Obama always plays the long game. He wants to change the country. Or even the world.

    Such a good man. We are so lucky to have him as our President.

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    the Conster says:

    @The Bobs:

    Me too. What I was amazed and happily surprised by was to find my kin in others faces when they talked about Obama. It was like the secret handshake to enter the new world order of the paradigm shift to something different.

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    Anya says:

    I love that man. He is not perfect — who is, but his heart is in the right place. And I agree with him about the future. Democratic party is in good hands, but only if we harness the talent and expertise of all the young idealistic men and women who worked in this campaign. And can we please put a lot of energy into retaking state legislators next time.

    @David Koch: I am sure Will Smith is dying to play the part.

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    Raven says:

    @Gex-mobile: I wasn’t defending joe.

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    Robin G. says:

    @Baud: Gary Oldman. Dude’s Clayface.

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    NotMax says:

    How about Glenn Close? Is there a role she can’t pull off?

    Howzabout a yet-unfilmed Lifetime epic:

    “I’m Still A Lady, Damnit!
    Mount Fiji: A Wrestler’s Journey”

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    General Stuck says:

    @John Cole:

    I been spinning my gears to figure it out. nothin’

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    jefft452 says:

    “there’s a very not-so-unreasonable chance we’d be campaigning for President Lieberman this year”

    Speak for yourself, there is 0% chance that I would be campaigning for President Lieberman

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    nepat says:

    God but that was beautiful.

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    Baud says:

    @John Cole:

    You stepped on her open thread.

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    Robin G. says:

    @Violet: I LOL’ed for real. Can’t help it, I’m starting to like the cut of that asshole’s jib.

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    TexasMango says:

    Oh, Barack. Just when I thought I couldn’t love you more. Damn you!

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Roger Moore: Ha, that’s probably more accurate.

    I’m still surprised I was able to moderate the liveblog. I was bottles deep in booze, stuffing my face with pizza to make sure I didn’t pass out, and clicking furiously with my gaming mouse to keep up with everyone’s comments. That was freakin’ nuts.

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    blingee says:

    @PsiFighter37: I think Denzel would be a better choice now. Will Smith would have to be many years from now when he is older.

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    redshirt says:

    @The Bobs: I’m a bit younger, but you just described me to a T. I’d never lifted a finger to do anything remotely political (besides vote) my entire life, until December 2007 when I made my first donation to the President. And kept on giving, then calling, then knocking on doors – I couldn’t believe it! Here I was some clipboard holding hippy in love with a politician!

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    the Conster says:

    Who can play him in the movie? Nobody. He’s completely unique.

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    the Conster says:

    Who can play him in the movie? Nobody. He’s completely unique.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    @NotMax: Cate Blanchett. She played Dylan, she can play anyone.

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    bootsy says:

    I love this story. Little to Show for Cash Flood by Big Donors

    The tears of the richest wingnuts have such a complex, woody nose to them.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    @NotMax: Cate Blanchett. She played Dylan, she can play anyone.

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    MoZeu says:

    That’s just very sweet and real.

    And of course they hate him, right? I mean, he just stood there and said a roomful of 20 something political organizers are “his hope” and are what “lifts him up.” Right? Not Jesus. Other people. That’s enough for most of those gasbags to attack him right there.

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    lamh35 says:

    This is what scares the racist, bigots and white supremacist the most. This is what the “Future American Family” looks like. A mixture of colors and races and ages and generation…MULTICURALISM is a dirty word to those types of people!

    “President Obama with Michelle, Malia, Sasha, his half-sister Mya and his grandmother “Toots” at his half-sister Mya’s wedding in 2003″

    http://www.nytimes.com/imagepa.....ready.html

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    All I could hear in my mind’s ear was “So my thanks to all of you, and on to Chicago and let’s win there.”

    I worry some, every day.

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    Liberty60 says:

    @Baud:
    I’ve already test run the “Black Reagan” with some success (defined as pissing off the appropriate persons).

    But the modifier sort of weakens it; its better, I think, to call him the “New Reagan”.

    No, even better- forget Reagan entirely.
    The Obama Era.

    That captures the epic realignment we are working for, and signals the impotence and defeat of the Reagan Era.

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    lamh35 says:

    This is what scares the racist, bigots and white supremacist the most. This is what the “Future American Family” looks like. A mixture of colors and races and ages and generation…MULTICURALISM is a dirty word to those types of people!

    “President Obama with Michelle, Malia, Sasha, his half-sister Mya and his grandmother “Toots” at his half-sister Mya’s wedding in 2003″

    http://www.nytimes.com/imagepa.....ready.html

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    blingee says:

    @Alison: That video was 100% heart, 0% Ego. Pretty much the exact opposite of what Romney would have been in the same situation.

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    Raven says:

    @Davis X. Machina: That’s no fucking way to live.

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    FDRLincoln says:

    He’s a black metrosexual Abraham Lincoln/FDR clone.

    And I love him for it.

    He’s not perfect, but neither were Lincoln or FDR.

    Barack Obama is the best president of my lifetime, and the first president I’ve ever really LIKED.

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    Felonius Monk says:

    When will Donald Trump be deported for impersonating a United States citizen?

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @blingee: will smith is older. He’s not aging, but hes older. Middle aged even.

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    John PM says:

    @David Koch: Duh, Robert Downey, Jr. plays Obama…

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    beltane says:

    @Liberty60: Or we can go all in with the hyperbole and say that Obama is the George Washington of the new America.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    YES, I said it twice. Because she is THAT awesome.

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    David Koch says:

    If only Romney’s CPU could allow him to shed tears without shorting out the motherboard.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Anya:

    I am sure Will Smith is dying to play the part.

    This is a story all about how
    My life got flipped-turned upside down…

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    @Raven: Black Irish. It’s genetic.

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    redshirt says:

    That speech was amazing, and a great example of what makes Obama such a leader – the inclusion. He just won a second term, but talked mostly of all the things these young people were going to do with their lives. His hope – the future. Teach our children well, y’all!

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    redshirt says:

    @David Koch: Now I know why you cry. (Dips Mitt into molten lava)

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    jgaugust says:

    The first time I really even cared about politics was 2000 when I was 13 and the ridiculousness that was Florida. I vividly remember sitting in my humanities class in 8th grade and not caring what we were reading and just watching a really grainy live online streaming video of the recount in Florida and then learning about things like election law and voter suppression.

    In 2004, I was 17 and couldn’t yet vote. I so vividly believed that Kerry had that election on lockdown because I was convinced that no one could vote for a man like Bush who, although I honestly believe him to be a good human being, just royally fucked everything he touched. Then Kerry lost after Ohio went red and I cried because I just didn’t see a way out for the Democratic party if we couldn’t beat the incompetent Bush.

    I was able to cast my first presidential vote in 2008 for President Obama and have been thankful that he has been the standard bearer of our party since that time. I would have been satisfied with Hillary as POTUS, but there was something about Obama that just dragged me into his campaign. Attending the same alma mater as Obama was a nice touch that year and a close friend of mine was the head of Students for Obama in NY and PA in 2008. I started doing some basic phone banking, but knew that election was going to be ours regardless of what happened.

    The video right there is why I am so proud to be able to call this man President for the next four years. As a soon-to-be graduate of law school, I have no doubt that his commitment to social justice (yes, there are the drone strikes and not shutting down G’Mo, but that is a different discussion for a different day) and the equal rights and dignity of all Americans is going to be a beacon for many decades to come. Those of us who voted for him recognize his tremendous leadership and the fact that his economic policies are working.

    I’m 2/2 in presidential elections now and hope to be 3/3 when we have to find a new candidate to run. Regardless of who we do run, I am now weirdly thankful that we didn’t win in 2000 and 2004 because it led to Barack Obama saving the Democratic Party from itself. And we can all thank the FSM for that.

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    Raven says:

    @Davis X. Machina: Hang in there dawg.

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    Violet says:

    @Liberty60: It is definitely the Obama Era.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @David Koch: I did read that both Ann Romney and Jana Ryan cried after it finally became clear that their spouses had lost.

    Goddamn, that would’ve been awesome to see in person. Watching the women weep while we pillage the village!

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    There are also an alarming number of liberals who hate him the same way.

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    And Another Thing... says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: What a great idea. Thanks for the link.

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    MomSense says:

    @psi fighter

    Good thing I have ObamaCare!

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    The Bobs says:

    @redshirt: I’m just a sucker for beautiful use of language and a subtle mind.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Liberty60: I will say this. Until the republicans can come up with a real scandal on this president – something equivalent to the looting of HUD, and we get some indictable offenses, then we can talk about the black Reagan.

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    @Raven:It’s a long line of worriers. I had as a lad aged relatives who never really bounced back, forty years on, and an ocean away, from losing The Big Fella.

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    beltane says:

    @PsiFighter37: I really did want to see video of Ann “my horse’s hoof is worth more than all you people” Romney crying bitter tears of thwarted entitlement, but it was not to be.

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    dm says:

    @redshirt: That’s absolutely right.

    I think it comes from his community organizer past: it’s all about empowering people to solve their own problems, to build a better tomorrow. There are people in that room who will be community, political, and even business leaders in the coming decades. And they’ll make a difference.

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    Some day this war’s gonna end….

    George P. Bush—the son of Jeb, whose name is floated as a GOP 2016 presidential candidate—filed what is called an “appointment of a campaign treasurer” with the Texas Ethics Commission, a form that is required before running for any statewide office, from commissioner of the local water district all the way up to governor.

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    amk says:

    Frigging FL has finally been called for that kenayn usurper.

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    amk says:

    Frigging FL has finally been called for that kenayn usurper.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Davis X. Machina: I don’t care how long people wait, it is going to be a LONG FUCKING TIME before people pull the lever for another Bush.

    Heck, probably the only one I’d even contemplate voting for is Barbara the Younger, whose time in NY has seemed to liberalize her a proper amount.

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    Anya says:

    @MikeJ:
    And I’d like to take a minute
    Just sit right there
    I’ll tell you how I became the soci*list dictator of a country called United Soci*list of America

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    NotMax says:

    @David Koch

    Who plays Obama in the movie?

    While it should be played by a black actor, if the producers choose to go another route I could see Johnny Depp pulling it off.

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    Raven says:

    @Davis X. Machina: I dropped acid for the 1st time on June 6, 1968. Scored in Seattle and took a bus with my buddies back to Ft Lewis. We went in the laundry room with a radio cuz we were trippin and could hang in the troop bay after lights out. News came on that RFK was killed. I don’t forget that but I didn’t let it ruin my life. Of course there we a lot of people I knew and didn’t know dying in those days.’

    My people were from County Clare.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @John Cole: Note timestamp on previous post, sir.

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    Liberty60 says:

    @Suffern ACE:
    Well thats the other thing- Black Reagan is an insult to Obama.

    Nope, I’m going with Obama Era.

    How long till we can agitate for his face on a coin?
    Maybe the ten-Amero coin, perhaps?

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    Neutron Flux says:

    My wingnut friends tell me that the USA signed something called the the UN gun ban today. Is this true? If not, where the hell is this bullshit coming from?

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    Egilsson says:

    I’m bummed I won’t get to vote for Obama again. I am sure ill never have a chance to vote for someone like him again. He is our Reagan and I did not think I would see that.

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    Hungry Joe says:

    Every now and then — when seeing something like this, say — I get jolted again by the realization that this guy is President of the United States. Sure, I’d like to pull him a few long steps to his left, but he’s still the best President I’m likely to see in my lifetime.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @lamh35: I love that photo!

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    Anya says:

    @PsiFighter37: True story: I met young Barbara Bush at a fundraiser (it was co-hosted by my mother-in-law) and she’s really, really nice and committed to health care for all.

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    Alison says:

    @blingee: EXACTLY. We joke about Romney being a robot, but he really does seem so fake and insincere and just not capable of this kind of real emotion. And people say Obama is cold and aloof and distant, but…I don’t know…I don’t see that. I see a warm, caring, compassionate REAL person.

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    Baud says:

    @Neutron Flux:

    My wingnut friends tell me … Is this true?

    Really? You are really asking that question?

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    MikeBoyScout says:

    I’m so proud I busted my hump and my bank account for this man.

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    jgaugust says:

    @Neutron Flux: http://www.reuters.com/article.....7J20121107

    We didn’t sign jack shit. All we did was support the UN in trying to draft an international treaty to have safer legitimate arms deals and to try and crack down on gun trafficking. Wingnuts think this means we’re coming for their guns.

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    dmsilev says:

    @beltane: I told people at work that the reason I stayed up to watch the concession speech is that I wanted to see Mitt Romney’s pain.

    Got a few real funny looks, except for those people who had lived under Governor Romney in MA. Those people understood immediately.

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    @Raven:

    I agree, but it’s difficult to argue with them, they are otherwise comrades….

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    @Raven:

    I agree, but it’s difficult to argue with them, they are otherwise comrades….

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    rikyrah says:

    Who plays Obama in the movie?

    Harry Lennix

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    Neutron Flux says:

    @Raven: Got it. Cool. Thanks

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    Montysano says:

    POTUS is just a tremendously decent man, with a lovely family. The very embodiment of the American Dream.

    I’m sure everyone has seen Rachel Maddow’s wrapup video from last night. She nailed it: it would seem that we won much more than just a presidential election. To quote dear Hunter S., it seemed like “a victory over Old and Evil”, or at least a start.

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    YoohooCthulhu says:

    Squee! I’m such an obot.

    But seriously, I feel this video, because I remember what it feels like to be 23. Getting approval/validation from someone older who you really respect is just something you’re aching for at the beginning of your career when you don’t have things figured out yet. I’m sure these people are willing to take a bullet for Obama now.

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    gene108 says:

    Obama’s such a butt kisser. I watched the video.

    The whole time pandering to the crowd about how awesome they were and how he’s so glad to be part of the “in crowd”.

    Keep up the brown nosing Barry. You only got 4 more years.

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    Francis says:

    Ok. I lurk costantly but don’t post much because my office computer won’t allow it.

    Serious question: how do we get the best outcome in the fiscal cliff negotiations? Who do I call / what do we want?

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    Montysano says:

    POTUS is just a tremendously decent man, with a lovely family. The very embodiment of the American Dream.

    I’m sure everyone has seen Rachel Maddow’s wrapup video from last night. She nailed it: it would seem that we won much more than just a presidential election. To quote dear Hunter S., it seemed like “a victory over Old and Evil”, or at least a start.

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    YoohooCthulhu says:

    Squee! I’m such an obot.

    But seriously, I feel this video, because I remember what it feels like to be 23. Getting approval/validation from someone older who you really respect is just something you’re aching for at the beginning of your career when you don’t have things figured out yet. I’m sure these people are willing to take a bullet for Obama now.

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    Raven says:

    @Raven: It’s another bullshit sales strategy for gun manufacturers.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Anya: She supports marriage equality and Obamacare, so she’s doing her part (if still small at this point) in rehabilitating her family name.

    And, if I can be shallow for a moment, she’s the better-looking of the twins, by far.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @gene108: Deep underground snark or trolling? Someone help me out here…

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Davis X. Machina: please Texas. Don’t start this shit again. We’ll be good. We’ll stop calling your current schuckwad “Governor Goodhair.” But for the love of Gravy don’t send us another George Bush to the national stage by launching his political career!

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    trollhattan says:

    @Neutron Flux:

    The U.N. charter requires invisible ink on all such agreements.

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    Neutron Flux says:

    @Baud: I was busy as all get out today, no time to check. Sounded like bullshit, but the guy was soooo sure of it.

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    Shawn in ShowMe says:

    @NotMax:

    Harry Lennix should be the first, second and third choice.

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    Shawn in ShowMe says:

    @NotMax:

    Harry Lennix should be the first, second and third choice.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Raven: Next time, let’s make damn sure that Darwin wins.

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    TexasMango says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    What is best in life?

    Crush you enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hikLjcwFdD8

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Raven: Next time, let’s make damn sure that Darwin wins against this turdbrain.

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    TexasMango says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    What is best in life?

    Crush you enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hikLjcwFdD8

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    Bostondreams says:

    Fun at HillBuzz. The best is the very last comment on the page: ‘our saving grace could be the birthers’.

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    Ivan Ivanovich Renko says:

    @PsiFighter37: What is best in life? To crush your enemies; to see them driven before you; to hear the lamentations of their women!

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    TexasMango says:

    @Shawn in ShowMe: Holy shitballs! He’s perfect. Oh, and Angela Basset as Michelle.

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    Ivan Ivanovich Renko says:

    @PsiFighter37: What is best in life? To crush your enemies; to see them driven before you; to hear the lamentations of their women!

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    Smiling Mortician says:

    @Francis: Start by calling/writing/emailing your local NPR affiliate and telling them to stop interviewing only Republicans about these issues. This afternoon I listened to ATC and the alleged topic was to approach the fiscal cliff responsibly. They interviewed Flake from AZ, nobody to counter him, and just let his lies stand.

    I mean, yeah, of course we should be in constant contact with our congresscritters, telling them that the majority of Americans want taxes raised on the wealthiest citizens . . . but it would sure help if the allegedly moderate-to-liberal media stopped acting like the GOP just won a mandate and therefore get to dictate the terms of the deal.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @TexasMango: Although it wasn’t in the news reports, I’m pretty sure Mittens shed a tear or three too, even if it wasn’t in the programming. He looked like he’d been rubbing his eyes a bit unnaturally before he came out with that half-baked concession speech.

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    TexasMango says:

    @Shawn in ShowMe: Holy shitballs! He’s perfect. Oh, and Angela Basset as Michelle.

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    Raven says:

    this blog sux

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Christ, don’t echo-chamber, I’m sure Romney also said a lot of very nice things to his staff

    Do not glorify powerful men for doing normal things

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    Petorado says:

    Barack’s the most human president I’ve seen in my lifetime. He’s genuine and gives a shit, In other words, he’s the antithesis of the Mittbot. Of course Republicans will never figure that out as the reason the lost this election

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    @AA+ Bonds: He cancelled his staffs credit cards before they had left the building. Do you not read?

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    Splitting Image says:

    Funny thing that’s always struck me about Obama is how much he sounds like Bob Newhart if you turn the video off.

    Aside from everything else, that means that the guys hating on Obama always seem to me like they’re throwing rocks at good old Bob.

    And that’s just not cool.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    And…we’re back.

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    Or something like that.Suffern Ace says:

    @Smiling Mortician: We kind of need to stop basking and start fiscal cliff organizing.

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    And Another Thing... says:

    Romney didn’t know he was going to lose.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-25.....8;tag=page

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    @AA+ Bonds: One man says thank you, the other forces his staff to pay for their own ride from the office to their home. One did something nice and what should be normal, and the other did something normal for a Republican that should be considered asinine.

    And there are orcs in there somewhere.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Belafon (formerly anonevent):

    And…we’re back.

    I missed the CoverItLive link for this.

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    SensesFail says:

    OT, but this is just too fucking great not to repeat over and over again.

    Megyn Kelly to Karl Rove during Rove’s “Ohio breakdown” Tuesday night:

    Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?

    Absolutely perfect.

    I nominate “Republican math” as a new blog tag.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @TexasMango:

    Oh, and Angela Basset as Michelle.

    That is way off. I’m a big fan of AB but that is no way in heck territory.

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    Exurban Mom says:

    I’m sitting here wondering…to whom will the president bequeath this awesome operation? I know most of it will be dismantled, but the data set, the holy grail of campaigning…who gets it? Will OFA continue to help us agitate for the stuff he tries to get done in the second term? I’m really curious about this.

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    Beyonce as Michelle, absolutely.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Belafon (formerly anonevent):

    One man says thank you, the other forces his staff to pay for their own ride from the office to their home.

    Well, to be honest, all the R staff are always on the grift. Remember all those charges to the RNC for strip clubs? That’s what was going to happen here if they didn’t shut it down quick.

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    @Francis:

    Serious question: how do we get the best outcome in the fiscal cliff negotiations? Who do I call / what do we want?

    We want to shrink Grover Norquist down to the size he can be drowned in his bathtub. Metaphorically speaking, of course. In other words, break the ‘no tax’ fever that has consumed the GOP for about 25 years now. There is no greater goal for democrats and the country, to restore sane and genuine progressive taxation policies, to pay for our shit as we go. As much as possible. That goes for FICA and income taxes. And at some point rewriting the tax codes so people like Mitt Romney and the other rich wingnuts can no longer go around claiming we have the highest corporate tax rates in the world, though only before all the deductions and tax scofflaw schemes for rich people to skate on.

    And we live in a democracy, and that almost always means there will need to be a degree of compromise with the wingnuts. But not what they insist on to privatize the safety net and entitlements. And not reducing benefits for those who have earned them. The one thing I think can be done, and may well be offered is means testing for medicare bennies, for the wealthy to pay more in the spirit of once again, progressive taxation. You can’t run a free market republic without that notion ruling the roost.

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    Alison says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: I don’t know if you’re serious or not,but…as with the Nina Simone biopic situation, I’m not keen on the idea of a lighter-skinned actress playing a much darker-skinned black woman.

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    jackie hanson says:

    They really love each other and definitely have a connection that I totally admire.

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    Mark S. says:

    @And Another Thing…:

    Those assumptions drove their campaign strategy: their internal polling showed them leading in key states, so they decided to make a play for a broad victory: go to places like Pennsylvania while also playing it safe in the last two weeks.

    Wow, they really were listening to Dick Morris.

    What I’ve learned from this election is we’ve really got start taking non-presidential elections seriously. We’ve got these bastards on the run; no more elections like 2010.

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    catclub says:

    @Francis: I agree that that story has been played very quiet up until now. We have little idea what the various players even want.

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    different-church-lady says:

    I notice the guy in the background still has his mustache.

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    rikyrah says:

    Hell no to Beyonce as Michelle.

    Regina King or Aisha Tyler as Michelle.

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    NotMax says:

    That may have been one of the Top 25 moments in commentary on TV that just aired minutes ago on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show.

    Trying to describe it would be fruitless and would totally detract from its innate, simple brilliance. Seek out the rerun or video when it is posted. Just before the bottom of the hour.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    Regina King plays Michelle in the movie.

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    Carnacki says:

    He needs a sandwich

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    blingee says:

    @Or something like that.Suffern Ace: Yawn, read todays Kthug article. Nothing to worry about imho. Also, chill the fuck out, he’s got this.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @NotMax: Anyone who listens to Lawrence O’D for any kind of political advice or insight needs to be put in a dark corner of a home for the mentally not all there.

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    Toschek says:

    @Smiling Mortician:

    Amen to that. I heard that selfsame interview on my way back from work today and my jaw just dropped. I wonder if NPR realizes that Romney was decidedly thumped, that Dems picked up Senate seats and House seats and that the #1 exit poll response was that the rich needed to pony up for some of the damage they’ve caused.

    Another thing that’s bothering me is since when does the loser get to decide what is or isn’t a mandate? Obama leads by 3 million votes and hit what 345 electoral votes? They lost seats in congress? And they still get to set the terms of the debate? Obama needs to tell these f**kers to go pound sand already.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Francis:

    Jon Chait laid it out a couple of weeks ago on the NYMag website.

    Obama does … nothing. Until after 1/1/13. After the Republicans go home and put on clean undies, then we can have a negotiation in which we hold all the cards.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Edith Childs. What a woman.

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    trollhattan says:

    Looks like Ahmadinejad has phoned his congratulations to the president on his reelection.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/worl.....t-20261091

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    burnspbesq says:

    My only beef with the whole election-night thing?

    Avery Robinson needs to lose the fade. Dude, you were born in 1993, but it ain’t 1993 any more.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @PsiFighter37: Those pictures are incredible — so full of love, respect, joy, all good things and cute, too.

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    NotMax says:

    @Corner Stone

    Generalize much?

    Also too, read much?

    Commentary. Not advice.

    Matters not if you agree with him on it. The performance was superb.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @trollhattan:

    Heck yes, he did. He knows he dodged a bulletbig ‘ol bunch of nukes.

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    trollhattan says:

    @burnspbesq:
    And of course Bibi haz a sad, reason the infinitieth to celebrate Tuesday.

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    jurassicpork says:

    And this is the man they hate almost as much, the Man Who Would be King, or, as I prefer to call him, President-Reject Romney.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    They hate Barack Obama because he is a decent human being.

    You know, the way Voldemort hated Harry Potter.

    Or Darth Sidious hated Luke Skywalker.

    Look at their primary field. Only one decent human being in the entire bunch, Huntsman, and he was driven out early.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @AA+ Bonds:

    You.are.a.fucktard.

    No ifs, ands, or buts.

    Plain and simple.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @AxelFoley:

    A friendly correction:

    That’s OUR President, y’all!

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    Warren Terra says:

    @Baud:

    Should we retire “Black Jimmy Carter”?

    “Black Jimmy Carter” was always sarcastic. Now, it’s even more so. I say, keep it.

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    piratedan says:

    @Smiling Mortician: same thing this morning… election complete, the topic, what’s next, who does CNN have on? Two republicans….. sheesh… can’t get narrative challenged by anyone if they never get a voice on the panel

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    piratedan says:

    @Corner Stone: was thinking Regina King myself…..

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    redshirt says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: To be fair, while Darth Sidious (AKA The Emperor) certainly wanted to kill Luke Skywalker – IF he could not be turned. He tried talking with him first! – I doubt the Dark Lord hated Skywalker. Hate for a Sith is a more abstract, religious emotion. Skywalker was a mere irritation, at most.

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    Wayne t says:

    I love the Jim Messina air karate punch right after he introduces Obama. He can’t hold it in anymore.

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    clayton says:

    @Anne Laurie: As if that cut n paste took so much effort.

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    trollhattan says:

    Jesus Fucking Christ, get a gander at what Heritage had in the can in case Obama won. This puts to bed the theory that no Republicans though Willard might lose.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/a.....?ref=fpblg

    Not to get all Godwin, but I bet this DVD is mailed out wrapped in a nice, brown campaign shirt.

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    AxelFoley says:

    @PsiFighter37:

    @David Koch: I did read that both Ann Romney and Jana Ryan cried after it finally became clear that their spouses had lost.
    __
    Goddamn, that would’ve been awesome to see in person. Watching the women weep while we pillage the village!

    Hearing the lamentation of their women would have great.

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    trollhattan says:

    @AxelFoley:

    Hearing the lamentation of their binders of women would have great.

    Enhanced, for pleasure.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    Wow, we’re all lucky to have this man.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @NotMax: Yeah. I generalize a fuckton. Now go fuck yourself.

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    coredump says:

    Will Smith for Obama and Halle Berry as Michelle!

    I just want to send a shout out to BJ’s own volunteers. You guys did awesome! I did participate in GOTV in 2008 and did not this year. It was inspiring to hear the effort that went in and heartening to hear of the positive outcomes. Thank YOU!

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    KS in MA says:

    @trollhattan: Wow! Brown shirt indeed. And with Reagan cast in the role (I guess) of Big Brother … I think we should continue to celebrate, for now– we deserve it!– but it would be a good idea to make sure OFA doesn’t go dormant again. You think?

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    dww44 says:

    @Smiling Mortician:I’m so glad you posted this. I heard that too and wondered where was a rebuttal? None was forthcoming. A bit later they replayed a piece about how excited the Kenyans are about Obama’s re-election and how they believe he will visit the country this term.

    and, forgive me, but that piece caused me to consider that NPR and ATC was doubly playing to its conservative funders, both on Capitol Hill and not, by giving them more reasons to believe that Obama really is a Kenyan Socialist Muslim. They allowed a newly elected Republican Senator to talk about the fiscal cliff with no serious counter from a Democrat or, even, a neutral expert,

    I am definitely going to follow thru with an email to them tomorrow.

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    NotMax says:

    @Corner Stone

    Love a mature, reasoned argument. Should you ever develop one, feel free to parade it.

    You’re the one who cast the first stone, remember.

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    Shazza says:

    @rikyrah:

    Watching Black Girls Rock, I thought of Regina King too!

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    The Pale Scot says:

    @Davis X. Machina:

    Oscar Wilde: “In times of great joy, it’s always a comfort to to the Irish that tragedy is just around the corner.”

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    Lurking Canadian says:

    @AxelFoley: I am old fashioned. I would not enjoy seeing Ann Romney cry.

    I was hoping that they’d interview her and she’d be in full bile-spitting rage at You People for failing to appreciate the Awesome Condescension of Mitt and how lucky You People were that he deigned to do this for you and she hoped you suffered like you deserve!

    That, I would have burned to my iPhone so I could watch it every single day.

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    Jeremiah Jones says:

    @dm: It’s up your ass, along with your head.

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    @lamh35: LOOK AT TINY OBAMA GIRLS, WHO ARE TINY AND ADORABLE. OMG.

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