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2012-11-07 10:24:41 AM  
5 votes:
Want to be relevant again, GOP? Do these things:

1. Cut out the cancer that is the Tea Party* and the extreme Religious Right.
2. Get practical on immigration*.
3. Embrace ending the War on Drugs like never before. It's Small Government(tm) that can make inroads with minorities*.
4. Stop pretending that the rich are unduly burdened by historically low taxes.

* - Vigorously marginalize any potentially racist elements, at all costs.
2012-11-07 01:01:01 PM  
3 votes:

skullkrusher: CPennypacker: It doesn't matter if it was decisive. If it was it wouldn't have changed anything anyway. See Obama's "mandate" in 2008.

Obama had a mandate in 2008? That would have been a far better October Surprise than Trump's stupid offer


I'd say a 36% EV margin and a 7.2% popular vote margin is a decent enough of a gap to be considered a mandate. No candidate today is going to pull a Reagan or a Roosevelt
2012-11-07 10:46:28 AM  
3 votes:

Ess_Aytch: Want to save the GOP? Become fiscally conservative, but moderate on social issues. That's all people really want.


www.billslater.com

And how! 

/this is what the GOP used to be and what Democrats are now
2012-11-07 10:28:41 AM  
3 votes:
Or:
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2012-11-07 12:44:20 PM  
2 votes:

skullkrusher: Smallest margin of victory since Carter (and Bush but a negative margin of victory is undefined in this context)


Obama is the first President since FDR to win re-election with more than 50% of the popular vote.

So depending on what facts you choose to highlight it's either a huge deal or not decisive at all.
2012-11-07 12:08:16 PM  
2 votes:

skullkrusher: I'm glad BO won but it wasn't a decisive victory by any means


Using Dubya's PoV, it's a mandate.
2012-11-07 11:14:22 AM  
2 votes:
now, how many CEOs are going to lay off their entire company just to stick it to Obama?
2012-11-07 11:10:36 AM  
2 votes:

Doc Daneeka: Dick Morris: I predicted Romney would win in 325 EV landslide, but instead it was Obama with a 332 EV squeaker


Goddamn it.

Well, I suppose it's a good excuse for this.

imgs.xkcd.com
2012-11-07 11:03:04 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-11-07 10:50:31 AM  
2 votes:
Oh, and one other beautiful thing.

The right spent $1,000,000,000 trying to force this three-legged horse across the finish line and untold millions more on creating a firewall against Obama in the event he won and they. Got. NOTHING. THEY LOSE. FARK OFF, SIRS.
2012-11-07 10:44:34 AM  
2 votes:
Best part of all this Republicans spent millions of their own money on losers.

A fool and their money.
2012-11-07 10:35:20 AM  
2 votes:
It was a lovely evening....watching live as reality crashed in on a world view that previously ignored all facts that didn't fit their narrative
2012-11-07 10:32:43 AM  
2 votes:

Sasquatchuan: Krauthammer is a psychiatrist? Has he ever attempted to self-diagnose?


You can trust the average psych degree holder to be significantly messed up. Most, ime, use their knowledge to in some way overcome their problems.

/has a psych degree
2012-11-07 10:25:31 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-11-07 10:20:51 AM  
2 votes:
Before the Rove meltdown, they kind of threw Romney under the bus and blamed him for not campaigning during Sandy. So the loss wasn't a reflection on the party, just the terrible candidate. Then i had to turn the channel. No more Fox for me until 2016.
2012-11-07 09:58:54 AM  
2 votes:
Interesting recap, but I'm sure this will be featured prominently on The Daily Show and Colbert Report this evening. That's all the Faux News I care to watch.

Four more years of Barack HUSSEIN Obama, biatches. Deal with it.
2012-11-07 03:11:16 PM  
1 votes:

mgshamster: keylock71: Along with the usual biatching about the Electoral College, of course.

This is odd. Traditionally, dems biatch about the EC, and repubs defend it.

Despite all that, Obama still won the popular vote.


The EC is dumb, the only state that mattered was Ohio, the minute they called it the election was over. Most of the central time zone was still counting (1% reporting) and the election was over. That is sad.
2012-11-07 02:30:09 PM  
1 votes:

mrshowrules: ManateeGag: now, how many CEOs are going to lay off their entire company just to stick it to Obama?

zero.


THIS THIS AND SO MUCH THIS!
2012-11-07 02:27:58 PM  
1 votes:

YouAreItNoTagBacks: Not seriously, blues, folk, punk, bluegrass and the occasional hip hop and no.

Guess it won't work out but I'll admire your drinking tastes nonetheless. Nice to know there's another one out there.


www.wegmans.com
2012-11-07 01:35:11 PM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: now, how many CEOs are going to lay off their entire company just to stick it to Obama?


None.

Rumor is there was a bit of pent up demand that is going to surge forward in the coming months.

People splurged on Halloween this year. They are feeling better about the economy. Christmas will put it over the top.
2012-11-07 01:29:46 PM  
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: skullkrusher: this has nothing to do with my ill advised overconsumption of caipirinhas and pinot noir last night. Smallest margin of victory since Carter (and Bush but a negative margin of victory is undefined in this context). A win, not decisive. Giants beating the Bengals 35-28 is a win but it's not a decisive one. A win is a win is a win. There are different types of wins. Not sure why this is controversial.

Was drinking this last night:
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Huh...I was drinking Big Daddy IPA and Angry Orchard apple ginger cider.

You may be the only other person I know who likes hard cider and IPAs...can we be drinking friends?
2012-11-07 12:51:43 PM  
1 votes:

Dusk-You-n-Me: Obama is the first President since FDR to win re-election with more than 50% of the popular vote.


Democratic President.

My mistake.
2012-11-07 12:46:35 PM  
1 votes:

Cletus C.: I was laughing until this:

Ed Henry, reporting stone-faced from Obama headquarters as it erupts in jubiliation: "The crowd is near pandemonium now, despite the fact that unemployment is hovering near 8 percent."

That's just asswipey.


Better, from their "Obama wins" article last night:
"This will be Obama's last election, or so he claims."


skullkrusher: Fox's graphics were FOOKED. I was going between MSNBC and FNC and I literally had no idea what was going on when I watched Fox. It wasn't a deliberate propaganda thing or anything, they just couldn't get their shiat together in terms of displaying info


That's one thing I don't understand; I have a serious disrespect of Fox News, but in 2008? Their election map both on their network and online were top of the line, several orders of magnitude better then the other networks. Their online one especially made the other networks look like a Geocities page. This year? It was crap. Didn't they save any of the code/formats from 2008?

tforbes: i'll never watch that partisan hackery after a random clip of people dancing in Kenya after they called it Obama.


In their defense, BBC also did Kenya.

zappaisfrank: My Conservative friends are all still in resistance mode..

"We are SO SCREWED"..seems to be the general consensus.


Live in Texas. There's barely been a mention of it at work. These are the people who couldn't go one day without trashing Obama at random about ANYTHING and not a single damn mention of it. It's like the election didn't even happen.
2012-11-07 12:44:19 PM  
1 votes:

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Oh, and one other beautiful thing.

The right spent $1,000,000,000 trying to force this three-legged horse across the finish line and untold millions more on creating a firewall against Obama in the event he won and they. Got. NOTHING. THEY LOSE. FARK OFF, SIRS.


Not only that but they got killed in many down ticket races especially here in MN, rep Corndog Deepthroat's narrow victory notwithstanding.
Majority Dems in state house and senate for the first time in decades and both derpy constitutional amendments shot down.
2012-11-07 12:40:13 PM  
1 votes:
Hell, Fox called it for Obama before CNN did. I thought they were trolling to drive up blog hits...
2012-11-07 12:33:56 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: Anti_illuminati: KarmicDisaster: skullkrusher:

It's the very definition of "decisive".

"Settling an issue; producing a definite result."

Whaddya know, you're right! The fact that he won was decisive! You're still a moron

Oh, skully, this comment just isn't up to your usual standards.

Apparently, he's still drunk. I'll be sure to send him a $5 starbucks card so he can get the smallest coffee ever and recoup.

I already went to Starfarkers and it didn't help. Ordered some Thai food food for lunch. Hopefully that does the trick


See you in the bathroom in an hour.

/starfarkers is a good band btw
2012-11-07 12:26:11 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher:

It's the very definition of "decisive".

"Settling an issue; producing a definite result."

Whaddya know, you're right! The fact that he won was decisive! You're still a moron


Oh, skully, this comment just isn't up to your usual standards.
2012-11-07 12:00:33 PM  
1 votes:
Thoughtful, reasoned discourse doesn't sell. Rush and Rupert will continue to lead the GOP in their march to irrelevancy. Next stop: THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS.
2012-11-07 11:53:07 AM  
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: keylock71: Delicious... as anticipated.

Not as good as all the whining coming from my "conservative" friends, though. Most of them are in the acceptance phase right now after freaking out last night.

It was the media's fault for calling the election too early for Obama, apparently... That swayed over two million Americans on the west coast not to vote for Romney. Seriously, this is what one of them is saying. ...Along with the usual biatching about the Electoral College, of course.

That is a seriously bizarre facebook exchange.


Yeah, I'm just going to let it go... He's a good guy, and usually fairly rational, but I think he's letting his emotions get the better of him this morning.
2012-11-07 11:43:34 AM  
1 votes:

FeedTheCollapse: I'm kind of amused by the degree in which the Republicans were caught surprised by Obama's win.


I'm not at all. The media built this up as a tight race that can go either way, especially Fox News, when this was not the case in the slightest. Sure some of the swing states were tight, but not nearly enough to cause drastic concern or at the very least give Romney supporters hope for an upset.

I mean betting odds had Obama at 1/9 and Romney at 6. Those odds are insane if you truly think it was a toss up.
2012-11-07 11:41:00 AM  
1 votes:

FeedTheCollapse: I'm kind of amused by the degree in which the Republicans were caught surprised by Obama's win. They didn't just think he'd lose, but they thought the EV count would be reversed in Romney's favor. Hell, even though I was disappointed as a Kerry supporter in 2004, I at least knew going in that the race was going to be close either way.


My sister said she was "stunned" that he won and by the margin he won by. Then of course she said she didn't understand how he could win when the past four years happened with our country in a giant shiatter. Mind you my sister has a great job, lives in a nice house with a two car garage and has it pretty good.

She is deep in the bubble.
2012-11-07 11:37:59 AM  
1 votes:

keylock71: Along with the usual biatching about the Electoral College, of course.


This is odd. Traditionally, dems biatch about the EC, and repubs defend it.

Despite all that, Obama still won the popular vote.
2012-11-07 11:36:36 AM  
1 votes:

keylock71: Not as good as all the whining coming from my "conservative" friends, though. Most of them are in the acceptance phase right now after freaking out last night.


I'm kind of amused by the degree in which the Republicans were caught surprised by Obama's win. They didn't just think he'd lose, but they thought the EV count would be reversed in Romney's favor. Hell, even though I was disappointed as a Kerry supporter in 2004, I at least knew going in that the race was going to be close either way.
2012-11-07 11:31:20 AM  
1 votes:
Delicious... as anticipated.

Not as good as all the whining coming from my "conservative" friends, though. Most of them are in the acceptance phase right now after freaking out last night.

It was the media's fault for calling the election too early for Obama, apparently... That swayed over two million Americans on the west coast not to vote for Romney. Seriously, this is what one of them is saying. ...Along with the usual biatching about the Electoral College, of course.
2012-11-07 11:20:31 AM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: now, how many CEOs are going to lay off their entire company just to stick it to Obama?


I'm guessing the Koch Brothers will be the vanguard of it all.

After all, a Koch always pays his Debts.
2012-11-07 11:12:59 AM  
1 votes:
Republican Butthurt must commence. It is so Ordered.


--God
2012-11-07 11:09:44 AM  
1 votes:

colon_pow: Romney dodged some bullets last night.
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Newsflash: Idiots are all over the internet.
2012-11-07 11:06:03 AM  
1 votes:

colon_pow: Romney dodged some bullets last night.
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people say stupid shiat on the internet. You know how it is.
2012-11-07 11:05:44 AM  
1 votes:

mrshowrules: YouAreItNoTagBacks: Unskewedpolls hasn't changed. I hope Dean Chambers is ok. I'm honestly worried about him and his family.

He will no doubt be ridiculed but violence should not be an issue. Certainly no one on the Left is pissed. Their all smoking pot and having mandatory gay sex today.


I think he was more concerned about someone finding him in a running car in a locked garage.
2012-11-07 10:59:05 AM  
1 votes:
Visiting small town Iowa for a few days. Interesting timing. I'm thinking I should go hit a few feed stores and cafes and just listen to conversations.

/Was hanging out with happy liberals last night in a college town watching basketball so it was all good.
2012-11-07 10:59:05 AM  
1 votes:

yeegrek: FTA: As midnight nears and reality sinks in, Megyn Kelly takes out her frustration on liberal colleague Susan Estrich: "You, having managed the Michael Dukakis campaign, are familiar with the losing feeling."

I've said it before and I'll say it again. She's a beautiful woman, but she's an uuuuugly human being.


Very well put.
2012-11-07 10:58:54 AM  
1 votes:

Lord_Baull: Watching Rove scramble to deny the possibility of an Obama win last night was a nightcap I'll always delight in.


Even better as Fox News not only called Ohio for Obama while Rove was ranting, but FN had more electoral votes shown for obama than the other networks. They had him at 290 while the others were still at 274.

Guess FN is part of that liberal media msm media.
2012-11-07 10:57:09 AM  
1 votes:
the red states better hide their dogs and women for the next couple of weeks. This anger will have to be taken out on somebody
2012-11-07 10:55:33 AM  
1 votes:

Just how bad was Rasmussen: CT -10, CO -7, IA -7, NH -7, WI -7, VA -5, NV -4, MI -4, FL -3, NC -3, MN -3, OH -2. Avg: 5.2% off.

- Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 7, 2012
2012-11-07 10:52:32 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-11-07 10:51:30 AM  
1 votes:
Krauthammer is going to catch a little heat, isn't he? Physicians aren't supposed to say things like "Hey, need a scrip? Come on down, I've got a whole pad of blank ones. Oh, and bring your wallet." At least not on TV.

I realize it was intended as a joke of some kind, but the AMA and FCC aren't really known for their sense of humor.
2012-11-07 10:49:52 AM  
1 votes:

Lord_Baull: skullkrusher: CPennypacker: skullkrusher: CPennypacker: I couldn't take it last night. I was switching like mad. CNN had the cool map. FOX news was like a comedy routine. MSNBC had Rachel. Click, click, click!

Fox's graphics were FOOKED. I was going between MSNBC and FNC and I literally had no idea what was going on when I watched Fox. It wasn't a deliberate propaganda thing or anything, they just couldn't get their shiat together in terms of displaying info

Agreed. The bottom half of the screen was a cluster fark

whatevs, BO's speech was nothing short of inspirational. Honestly, no sarcasm there. I am not a huge fan of the guy but that was an amazing bit of rhetoric. I was also wasted but if I watch it again, I bet I get the same USA! USA! feel


That's because he was using a teleprompter.


Speechwriters can make or break a presidency.
2012-11-07 10:48:37 AM  
1 votes:
FTA: As midnight nears and reality sinks in, Megyn Kelly takes out her frustration on liberal colleague Susan Estrich: "You, having managed the Michael Dukakis campaign, are familiar with the losing feeling."

I've said it before and I'll say it again. She's a beautiful woman, but she's an uuuuugly human being.
2012-11-07 10:46:56 AM  
1 votes:

Rwa2play: *sigh* Today is just going to be...FUN.


shiat it already is.
2012-11-07 10:44:23 AM  
1 votes:
I dunno about butthurt: Shep Smith looked pretty smirky the whole night. Although it was sort of a subdued holy-crap-don't-smirk smirk.
2012-11-07 10:43:54 AM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: Forbidden Doughnut: Sasquatchuan: Krauthammer is a psychiatrist? Has he ever attempted to self-diagnose?

My guess?: self-delusional & neurotic (emphasis on the neurotic)

/ par for the course for these neo-conservative types...

kudos for using "neo-conservative" correctly. Krauthammer is a neo-con. Every conservative ever in the world is not, necessarily


Indeed. IMHO, the Tea Party, Fundamentalist "Christians", and Neo-Conservatives have all helped to drag the Republican Party into the Abyss. As other FARKERs have said, it will take them years to climb out of this ( if ever )
2012-11-07 10:43:01 AM  
1 votes:

NateGrey: Glenn Beck is having a funeral on the radio right now.

lol


*sigh* Today is just going to be...FUN.

Rush's monologue will be especially awesome

Paging Weaver95, we need your dulcit tones to elaborate for us how close Rush is to a heart attack stat~!
2012-11-07 10:41:09 AM  
1 votes:
I almost died laughing watching fox last night. Karl was in full panic mode, and it was glorious.
2012-11-07 10:39:00 AM  
1 votes:
Over/under 3 weeks before some R House/Senate member talks on camera using the I word....
2012-11-07 10:35:17 AM  
1 votes:

zappaisfrank: Rove is in a world of hurt right now. The big Conservative Moneybaggers gave him millions to buy them the election..

[www.slate.com image 568x299]

AND HE FAILED!

/you know the ringer on his cell phone is set to OFF right now!


I'm sure that enough of those millions ended up in Karl's pocket that he isn't too worried.
2012-11-07 10:33:54 AM  
1 votes:
Want to save the GOP? Become fiscally conservative, but moderate on social issues. That's all people really want.
2012-11-07 10:33:27 AM  
1 votes:
Karl Rove being escorted from the Fox News Studio:
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2012-11-07 10:30:48 AM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: Want to be relevant again, GOP? Do these things:

1. Cut out the cancer that is the Tea Party* and the extreme Religious Right.
2. Get practical on immigration*.
3. Embrace ending the War on Drugs like never before. It's Small Government(tm) that can make inroads with minorities*.
4. Stop pretending that the rich are unduly burdened by historically low taxes.

* - Vigorously marginalize any potentially racist elements, at all costs.


Stop talking about rape.
2012-11-07 10:30:16 AM  
1 votes:
weknowmemes.com
2012-11-07 10:29:51 AM  
1 votes:

CPennypacker: skullkrusher: CPennypacker: I couldn't take it last night. I was switching like mad. CNN had the cool map. FOX news was like a comedy routine. MSNBC had Rachel. Click, click, click!

Fox's graphics were FOOKED. I was going between MSNBC and FNC and I literally had no idea what was going on when I watched Fox. It wasn't a deliberate propaganda thing or anything, they just couldn't get their shiat together in terms of displaying info

Agreed. The bottom half of the screen was a cluster fark


whatevs, BO's speech was nothing short of inspirational. Honestly, no sarcasm there. I am not a huge fan of the guy but that was an amazing bit of rhetoric. I was also wasted but if I watch it again, I bet I get the same USA! USA! feel
2012-11-07 10:29:21 AM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: Want to be relevant again, GOP? Do these things:

1. Cut out the cancer that is the Tea Party* and the extreme Religious Right.
2. Get practical on immigration*.
3. Embrace ending the War on Drugs like never before. It's Small Government(tm) that can make inroads with minorities*.
4. Stop pretending that the rich are unduly burdened by historically low taxes.

* - Vigorously marginalize any potentially racist elements, at all costs.


That would be great, but Jesus won't let them. He has a plan, you see...
2012-11-07 10:27:21 AM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: CPennypacker: I couldn't take it last night. I was switching like mad. CNN had the cool map. FOX news was like a comedy routine. MSNBC had Rachel. Click, click, click!

Fox's graphics were FOOKED. I was going between MSNBC and FNC and I literally had no idea what was going on when I watched Fox. It wasn't a deliberate propaganda thing or anything, they just couldn't get their shiat together in terms of displaying info


Agreed. The bottom half of the screen was a cluster fark
2012-11-07 10:25:55 AM  
1 votes:

CPennypacker: I couldn't take it last night. I was switching like mad. CNN had the cool map. FOX news was like a comedy routine. MSNBC had Rachel. Click, click, click!


Fox's graphics were FOOKED. I was going between MSNBC and FNC and I literally had no idea what was going on when I watched Fox. It wasn't a deliberate propaganda thing or anything, they just couldn't get their shiat together in terms of displaying info
2012-11-07 10:23:41 AM  
1 votes:
Can't wait to see Jon Stewart's take on this.
2012-11-07 10:23:36 AM  
1 votes:
Anger:

Shortly before the race is called, Sarah Palin says an Obama victory would be a "catastrophic setback to our economy" and lashes out at the public: "I just cannot believe, though, that the majority of Americans would believe that incurring more debt is good for our economy. ... I cannot believe the majority of Americans would believe it's OK not to follow the Constitution and not have a budget."

Fark you, you vapid coont.
2012-11-07 10:23:17 AM  
1 votes:

EmmaLou: Before the Rove meltdown, they kind of threw Romney under the bus and blamed him for not campaigning during Sandy. So the loss wasn't a reflection on the party, just the terrible candidate. Then i had to turn the channel. No more Fox for me until 2016.


note: A terrible candidate that the entire country chose to represent the Republican party because the other options were even worse.
2012-11-07 10:23:01 AM  
1 votes:

Raharu: A lot of money went down the rove hole this year.


This got some likes on my FB page:

"Completely on the level, I have to thank Sheldon Adelson and the Brothers Koch for stimulating the economy so much through their shady but ultimately legal campaign financing shenanigans. Many local media stations, advertising agencies, production houses and talented creative staff thank you for your donations. We're so glad you poured millions into a losing investment!"
2012-11-07 10:21:22 AM  
1 votes:

CPennypacker: I couldn't take it last night. I was switching like mad. CNN had the cool map. FOX news was like a comedy routine. MSNBC had Rachel. Click, click, click!


CNN was hedging too much for my tastes, Fox had PA and WI called for Obama before CNN did for fark sake.

I was bouncing between MSNBC with the 30 Rock ice map and Maddow, and Fox because I knew if they called a state for Obama it was a lock.
2012-11-07 10:19:09 AM  
1 votes:

that bosnian sniper: Okay, I missed Krauthammer but Rove exploding like a water balloon full of rancid shiat on a summer day was nothing short of delicious.


You gotta link to a clip? I need to see that.
2012-11-07 10:18:55 AM  
1 votes:
I was laughing until this:

Ed Henry, reporting stone-faced from Obama headquarters as it erupts in jubiliation: "The crowd is near pandemonium now, despite the fact that unemployment is hovering near 8 percent."

That's just asswipey.
2012-11-07 10:16:38 AM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: I missed this whole thing last night - I'll have to catch the mash-up.


I woke up at 2am eastern and looked at my Droid saw Fartbongo won and went back to sleep, happy
2012-11-07 10:15:32 AM  
1 votes:
I couldn't take it last night. I was switching like mad. CNN had the cool map. FOX news was like a comedy routine. MSNBC had Rachel. Click, click, click!
 
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