Open Thread: Four More Years!!

by: Kysen

Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 00:16:37 AM EST



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Yes We Did!

Again.

Kysen :: Open Thread: Four More Years!!
The counting will continue, but the race has been won. I am still holding out for a Virginia win...it will just be icing on our Victory cake (but everyone likes icing, right?).

So what say ye, Moose?

Hillary 2016??

/grin

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sofa king happy. (2.00 / 9)


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


Also... (2.00 / 6)
Is it true that nut bar Bachmann is in trouble?

"I spend my days and nights pondering the meaning of life, the state of the universe, and the Home Shopping Network." -- Donald Roller Wilson

I hope so? (2.00 / 6)
Haven't heard anything about her lately, but here's hoping!

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.


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Don't know much about this but.... (2.00 / 6)
Apparently she's slightly trailing!

http://minnesota.publicradio.o...

"I spend my days and nights pondering the meaning of life, the state of the universe, and the Home Shopping Network." -- Donald Roller Wilson


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Crikey (2.00 / 6)
From your link:


In a see-saw battle, Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann now leads the race against DFL candidate Jim Graves in the 6th Congressional District by less than a thousand votes, as results from Wright County, one of Bachmann's strongholds, are being reported.

In a turn that seemed to surprise even DFL staffers, Graves earlier took a narrow lead over Bachmann.

With just over half the precincts reporting, Bachmann had 50.1 percent of the vote to Graves' 49.9 percent.



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Ding dong! (2.00 / 8)


Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.


Romney apparently seriously (2.00 / 7)
only wrote a victory speech?

What an egotistical, short-sighted, lying shit.

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.


BS. He wanted to make us wait as long as possible (2.00 / 2)
before POTUS could speak.  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
"Watch Fox News Chew Its Own Leg Off in a Fury of Recrimination" (2.00 / 10)
After Fox News-like everyone else-called Ohio for Obama, Karl Rove challenged the decision on-air, causing what can only be described as a kernel panic. Fox News' decision desk, its institutional center of authority for making sound election calls, had issued its decision. And Fox News, in its capacity as a newsgathering operation, had called the election for Obama. But Karl Rove, Fox News' ideological paymaster, challenged the decision. So Megyn Kelly got out of her anchor chair, walked down the hall, and interrogated her own highly trained election analysts on Rove's behalf. You are actually watching what happens when reality intrudes on a dying fever-dream.

must see vid at link:

http://gawker.com/5958373/watc...


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


I can't believe... (2.00 / 7)
The chutzpah of Romney and the GOP. They called the election well over an hour ago and still no concession.

"I spend my days and nights pondering the meaning of life, the state of the universe, and the Home Shopping Network." -- Donald Roller Wilson

shine 'em. let's celebrate! (2.00 / 8)
bring on the drones, sharia law, communism, kill lists, mandatory homosexuality, weed and abortion parties!

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
Weed... (2.00 / 9)
Didn't Colorado vote for legalization?

"I spend my days and nights pondering the meaning of life, the state of the universe, and the Home Shopping Network." -- Donald Roller Wilson

[ Parent ]
Yup.. (2.00 / 9)
voted to regulate it and tax it like alcohol.

Makes perfect sense to me.

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Washington too. (2.00 / 8)
Like.  Totally.

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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Passed. (2.00 / 8)
For recreational purposes.

Damn, and I was just there...

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Kysen! (2.00 / 6)
Virginia for Obama!

Yay!!! Who called it? I'm not seein' it yet? (2.00 / 7)
I really did FEEL better about it this year....some of you may remember I was a basketcase in '08 over his chances of winning.

Kaine really did help...or, perhaps, it is more that Allen did NOT help Romney.

I'm thrilled, though...go Virginia!

/beaming

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CNN (2.00 / 8)
Just a few minutes ago.  Still no Romney; not very classy.

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This is cool...from dKos: (2.00 / 9)
Though the AP is taking its time calling the Wisconsin Senate race, many other outlets have called the race for Tammy Baldwin. She becomes the first openly gay senator ever.

Yo, Republicans...put that in yer pipes and smoke it.

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Mitt Concedes (2.00 / 7)
Waiting to hear his comments.  Now on CNN.

So Far (2.00 / 7)
Gracious...  Doesn't look too happy.  Pumping Ryan now.

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So tonight... (2.00 / 7)
...I saw the face to which the name "Krauthammer" attaches.

It is as pinched and twisted with bile and evil as one might deduce from his blatherings.

And now I watch the Mittbot yap his way through a concession speech of stultifying banality.

I GLOAT.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


he looks like a puppet from the genesis video (2.00 / 8)


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
There has been room for a few reasonable GOP comments. (2.00 / 7)
About not being the party of No, of not making it about there being too much love in the world.

There are still Republicans out there that don't make you and I look like idiots for not despising them. They just need to come out of the closet and be OK with who they are.

"I'm a Republican, and I don't hate gayness/non-Christians/brown people/Mexicans/..."


John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
Hubie too. (2.00 / 5)


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
Oh yeah, (2.00 / 5)
I hate that guy. I'm not sure he isn't actually deformed.

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.


[ Parent ]
Expecting Obama... (2.00 / 5)
In 3... 2... 1...  Mitt wraps it up.

Whoa (2.00 / 4)
Berkley trailing Heller in Nevada by only 2600 votes.

a toast to the fallen foe (2.00 / 6)
And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, ''I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?''

--Friedrich Nietzsche

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/almostdonegloating

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


Pushing a million vote advantage on the national vote. (2.00 / 6)
And now Obama can give his speech.

322 EV.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


aw (2.00 / 6)
girls don't get a second puppy

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

Dear FSM and All Benign Dieties (2.00 / 6)
Thank you so very much for letting us do this.

amen (2.00 / 6)
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Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
St Nate of the Spreadsheets! (2.00 / 6)
There will be a reckoning among the pundits I'm guessing.

[ Parent ]
Footnote to History (2.00 / 6)
Karl Rove giving us a glimpse of who runs Fox news; he challenges their call of Ohio:



[ Parent ]
hopefully. it's overdue (2.00 / 7)
interesting that during this presidency, and particularly during this campaign, that a cottage industry of 'fact checkers' has arisen, as a distinct and glaring bolt-on attachment to the 'news'.  this is essentially the fourth estate admitting that they're not the doctor they play on television.

we are fat on bread, high on circus.  yet there is hope.  always.  the night is won, and tomorrow begins anew.

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
fat on bread, high on circus (2.00 / 5)
The only question now is: which tattoo on which forearm?

I like the way it scans as is.  So "fat on bread" should go on the left.  But I eat more often with my right.

The future is unwritten


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Great night for America! (2.00 / 8)
I'm going to go to bed and wake up with Bachmann conceding.  Make it so!

I hate broccoli, and yet, in a certain sense, I am broccoli.  

One last wish... (2.00 / 5)
she is up about 1,500 votes with 14% left to count.

PLEASE!

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Allen West Too... (2.00 / 5)
P. Murphy Dem 50.4% 159,959
A. West   GOP 49.6% 157,578

[ Parent ]
Oh... (2.00 / 4)
And Alan Grayson is back.

[ Parent ]
Alas (2.00 / 2)
The Congresswoman with the crazy eyes hung on to win by a narrow margin.  But Allen West and Joe Walsh both lost, so there's that.  May we dare to hope that the Tea Party's influence will wane in the wake of their poor showings yesterday?

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

[ Parent ]
So... (2.00 / 5)
With the exception of NC and Indiana it was 2008 with fewer white people.  Works for me.

So... (2.00 / 5)
Now the scales have fallen from their eyes:


BOSTON - President Barack Obama's thrashing of Mitt Romney exposed glaring structural weaknesses in the Republican Party that will shut the GOP out of the White House until they find a way to appeal to a rapidly changing America.

Jonathan Martin - Election aftermath: GOP soul-searching must now begin Politico 7 Nov 12

Seemed pretty obvious to the rest of us for a while now and would have manifested all the more painlessly without your collective thumbs on the scale for the status quo.  A bunch of entitled old fogies, at best.


[ Parent ]
A Day... (2.00 / 6)
Is a long time in politics and this was a long day:


The long creative project of America has been to engage all its citizens in that work. That is the history that [Obama] wears so well, and that he wields so subtly. That is the truth that he represents. That is the great silent thing that has been there through all the debates, and the ads, and all of that preposterous money. We are working on ourselves. We are incomplete. We are never finished. Elections come and go. The political commonwealth is a work in progress. We work with the tools that time and circumstance provide. As he enters his final term, with the elegiac music playing out there in the distance, Barack Obama will use the history that he has come to embody and, perhaps, even to fulfill, as part of a larger project that never will be completed but only finished, over and over again.

Charles P Pierce - The Greatness of Barack Obama Is Our Great Project Esquire 7 Nov 12

One more step forward.  This will be an interesting year or two.  And just on "projects" I went over to Red State seeking schadenfreude and found a bunch of arguably decent people coming to terms with reality.  You can bet they will be reading Nate Silver in future and they said so.


Where is DT............... (2.00 / 7)
Caught somone on FOX explaining that Romney wasn't conservative enough. I think the obvious answer for the GOP is to force women to give birth to more angry white men, is just math.

I think at this point that women who sleep with republican men (2.00 / 6)
must either be evidence of toxic acculturation or a form of masochism.

The future is unwritten

[ Parent ]
Let's be generous (2.00 / 4)
They may embarking on a long slow process of softening, and gradual psychosocial drift which is diminishing the ire of angry white men.  

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'

[ Parent ]
Or, then again (2.00 / 3)
They may go all Karl Rove on reality.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

[ Parent ]
The rightwing echo chambers is already talking about Obama coming to (2.00 / 3)
them. The inability of their base to come to terms with the changing face of America doesnt bode well. If you look at social media or other political blogs you stiil see a fair amount of republicans who see a  black man as foriegn. When you tell them that this multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-sexual coilition IS America, they are simply unwilling or incapable of accepting it.
   McConnell and Boehner have both released statements that say America has signaled no tax hikes. Not good news for a "grand bargain".



[ Parent ]
What I liked the most about Obama's speech last night (2.00 / 5)
was that he plans to "take it on the road". I have said here that my one disappointment with his first term was that he did not use his oratorical skills to motivate and speak to the population.

The right wing did exactly that the last four years. They spoke to the populace, and they had too much of the stage to themselves. If the President executes well on taking that stage it could well mitigate the unmitigated Crazy that has been running rampant.  

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
2.7M lead at the moment. (2.00 / 4)
And bound to grow, with 31% of California yet to account for.

50% to 48% and growing. Likely 51%-47% by the end.

Mandate.

This is the last standing meme, about to be washed away. It was not close, it was not an electoral win and a popular loss. This is a strong win that speaks to a national interest in moving the frak on from the extreme rhetoric.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


GOP doesnt have a good track record with those pesky facts. n/t (2.00 / 3)


[ Parent ]
Mmmm, tasty (2.00 / 2)
Irony.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
With a dessert topping of schadenfreude (2.00 / 3)
YUM!

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

[ Parent ]
A couple of wrap-up links (2.00 / 3)
First, Mark Morford's Election Day Obamagasm:

http://blog.sfgate.com/morford...


This just in: The pro-choice, pro-women, pro-environment, pro gay-marriage, pro-education, pro-health care-reform black guy who seems to genuinely care about the state of the world and helping as many people as possible even though he's imperfect and can't get it right every time, he beat out the hollow, wildly dishonest, anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-environment, anti-everything rich guy no one really liked and everyone knew would slam us back a couple generations and a Mormon half.

And lo, it is a good day indeed.

And an observation from December 2010, with added resonance now, by Stephen Colbert:

http://wikiality.wikia.com/Hip...

If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are or we've got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition... and then admit that we just don't want to do it.



If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

For the record (2.00 / 7)
I'm not hiding because my prediction was wrong.

Between the hurricane and the election, I've barely had time to take a piss.

But I stand by my prediction that Romney will win because liberals and Democratic base groups like blacks, Hispanics and young people won't show up.

Oh they did, you say? Well I didn't see that coming.


How's it coming out on Staten Island? (2.00 / 4)


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
Not great (2.00 / 4)
it's rough. But we'll muddle through. Things are slowly returning the normal, but we're kinda all walking around in a state of traumatic shock. Like "did that all just happen to us?"

Keep feeling like it happened somewhere else but I dreamed it happened here. Whole neighborhoods of Staten Island just laid to waste. The Rockaways, it's hearbreaking. The boardwalk is just gone. I had just walked the whole thing in mid-September. We had this abnormally beautiful late summer day.

This was only a few blocks from where I live and I was down there with these guys at one point (always the journalist). I saw the explosion, it was terrifying.

http://gothamist.com/2012/11/1...


[ Parent ]
You're in our thoughts. (2.00 / 3)
Hang tough, in time it will be all back and better than ever.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
You're a good man, Gunga Din. ;~) (2.00 / 6)
It takes a big man to admit yada yada and so on and so on.

Thanks for being you.

:~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Even better (2.00 / 4)
Spiffy got married today!!!


The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'

[ Parent ]
Congratulations Spacey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2.00 / 4)


John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
Congratulations! (2.00 / 4)
Wising you many years of happiness together.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

[ Parent ]
Glad you're safe. (2.00 / 5)
Hitler finds out blacks and women voted. Best Hitler meme ever.

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

Howard Dean is my guy. (in a strictly nonsexual fashion)


[ Parent ]
Oh LOL (2.00 / 4)
"Everyone who voted for Obama leave...."

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

[ Parent ]
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