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2012-11-07 10:06:21 AM  
When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.
 
2012-11-07 10:08:19 AM  
Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.
 
2012-11-07 10:11:42 AM  

abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.


We can't win them all. At least one major tea-tard went down
 
2012-11-07 10:15:35 AM  
And Sheriff Joe won.

I really wanted a trifecta: Obama, Penzone and Carmona. I got one. I am completely not surprised about the others. Just disappointed.
 
2012-11-07 10:17:27 AM  
www.i-reckon.com.au

I think I speak for everyone when I say that Allen West and everyone who voted for him can fornicate themselves with an iron stick.
 
2012-11-07 10:19:52 AM  
The only thing that saved the GOP last night was redistricting.
 
2012-11-07 10:35:29 AM  
Bachmann eked out a win.........farking harpy.
 
2012-11-07 10:36:20 AM  
Goodbye crazy teabagging war criminal. You WON'T be missed.
 
2012-11-07 10:38:59 AM  

abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.


When your team hits a game winning home run, you don't lament how he dirtied his shoes as he rounds the bases.
 
2012-11-07 10:38:59 AM  
Anybody find a list of how the 2010 teaparty freshmen did? I'm hoping for a whole lot of one and done.
 
2012-11-07 10:39:18 AM  

Mentat: The only thing that saved the GOP last night was redistricting.


Lost in this: 20-year incumbent (and Tea Partier - the guy once compared government-backed student loans to the Holocaust) Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) was defeated by John Delaney (D-MD). I guess it remains to be seen where Delaney's politics lie - he's the son of union laborers, but made his fortune in business - but this is good for Montgomery County.

Bartlett was also the "victim" of redistricting. I won't argue that it probably helped them on balance, but there are other wins.
 
2012-11-07 10:41:00 AM  

abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.


And Steve King.
 
2012-11-07 10:42:43 AM  
Allen "Douglas C. Neidermeyer" West: killed by his own constituents.
 
2012-11-07 10:43:04 AM  
HAHA

Allen West you suck.
 
2012-11-07 10:43:05 AM  
Allen West was unhinged. He accused Democratic Congresspeople of being literally card-carrying communists. Like that even happens nowadays. Good riddance. The average IQ of washington just went up a point.
 
2012-11-07 10:43:07 AM  

abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.


Minnesota is a weird farking state. Urban St. Paul/Minneapolis is dark, dark blue. Rural Minnesota is light blue. Sandwhiched between them is suburbia St. Paul, so deep red they keep re-electing a Congresswoman too DERP for even Iowa GOP Primary voters to stomach.
 
2012-11-07 10:43:14 AM  

sammyk: Anybody find a list of how the 2010 teaparty freshmen did? I'm hoping for a whole lot of one and done.


/letmegooglethatformyself

Link

Not as big a beating as I was hoping for.
 
2012-11-07 10:43:31 AM  

NeverDrunk23: abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.

When your team hits a game winning home run, you don't lament how he dirtied his shoes as he rounds the bases.


True, but Bachmann BARELY won an election in a completely re-districted area that was designed solely to keep her elected. That's good almost any way you slice it.
 
2012-11-07 10:43:47 AM  
At least Bachmann will be a source of amusement for the next 2 years. She's harmless at this point.
 
2012-11-07 10:44:29 AM  
The race was hard-fought, with brutal attack ads from both candidates bankrolled in part by outside groups, who made their mark on the race.

So it's settled. Everyone likes the Citizens United Decision now.
 
2012-11-07 10:44:33 AM  
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RIP Allen We
 
2012-11-07 10:45:02 AM  

Mentat: The only thing that saved the GOP last night was redistricting.


Indeed. Sam Wang estimates it gives the Republicans a +2.5% house advantage on the overall Congressional ballot.
 
2012-11-07 10:45:07 AM  
Guys... I gotta tell ya. This is change I can believe in.
 
2012-11-07 10:45:22 AM  

spongeboob: abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.

And Steve King.


For now. With no national ticket to worry about, the Democratic Party can concentrate on these clowns in 2014. Bachmann's race was really close, so she's vulnerable.
 
2012-11-07 10:46:03 AM  

sammyk: Anybody find a list of how the 2010 teaparty freshmen did? I'm hoping for a whole lot of one and done.


In Florida, Allen West (Palm Beach) lost. His 2012 district was mostly new to him.
Dan Webster (Orlando) was a freshman but I wouldn't call him a tea partier. He narrowly got to stay, in a district that was more favorable to R's than the one he was elected into in 2010. The guy he knocked out in 2010, Grayson, is now in a new neighboring district.
Dennis A. Ross (Brandon-Lakeland) is a Tea Partier, and he was unchallenged. If the Democrats had gotten someone to run, they probably would have put a lot of money behind that person, the way they put a lot of money behind their unsuccessful attempt to knock out Webster.
In the Panhandle, a Republican freshman got to stay. Don't know if he's more like Ross or more like Webster.

So by my count FL was sending 2 tea partiers to congress and is now only sending 1.
 
2012-11-07 10:46:24 AM  

Citrate1007: Bachmann eked out a win.........farking harpy.


Bachmann had a massive cash advantage in a very red district and eked out a win by 3,937 votes out of more than 355,000. A few more wins like it and the GOP is lost.
 
2012-11-07 10:46:30 AM  

sammyk: Not as big a beating as I was hoping for.


No, for the most part the House remained unchanged.

It kind of feels like the country is settling into some form of equilibrium with respect to partisan polarization
 
2012-11-07 10:46:47 AM  
This almost makes me want to go over to Freep and watch the meltdown.

almost.
 
2012-11-07 10:46:59 AM  

OutLawSuit: At least Bachmann will be a source of amusement for the next 2 years. She's harmless at this point.


Let's just hope this doesn't happen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5tpzT2mFps
 
2012-11-07 10:47:01 AM  

sammyk: Anybody find a list of how the 2010 teaparty freshmen did? I'm hoping for a whole lot of one and done.


I know my district's 2010 Tea Party freshman went down, 52-48.
 
2012-11-07 10:47:07 AM  

sammyk: Anybody find a list of how the 2010 teaparty freshmen did? I'm hoping for a whole lot of one and done.


yes more of this please.
 
2012-11-07 10:48:32 AM  
teabaggers getting in during the 2010 election were like the roommate that doesn't drink who wakes up early and eats all your cereal.
 
2012-11-07 10:49:00 AM  
Rick Nolan beat out Tea Tard Chip Craavack (eliminate the Dept of Education and massive cuts to VA benefits) in MN.
 
2012-11-07 10:49:18 AM  
Good; the fewer war criminals in the House, the better.

Mentat: The only thing that saved the GOP last night was redistricting.


And they've got that locked down for another 4 cycles. It'll take a rout like 2006 to see another Dem majority in the House. Which is completely backwards because the Senate is structurally favored for Republicans.
 
2012-11-07 10:49:39 AM  
www.thebatsite.co.uk

R.I.P CHRISTIAN BALE


/best Riddler ever.
 
2012-11-07 10:49:58 AM  

somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.


When I think about how the idiots doubled down on their rape derp, it makes me that much happier.

Last night freepers were blaming women and minorites for the victory.
 
2012-11-07 10:50:16 AM  

OutLawSuit: At least Bachmann will be a source of amusement for the next 2 years. She's harmless at this point.


Bachmann is not harmless, she would spout her idiotic venom as eithe a congress person or former congress person. Idiots listen to her and see America slipping away from them, it is not unbelievable that they may use violence to keep 'their country'.
 
2012-11-07 10:50:20 AM  

Headso: teabaggers getting in during the 2010 election were like the roommate that doesn't drink who wakes up early and eats all your cereal then shiat in the shower and complain about the smell.


Added a bit to your analogy.
 
2012-11-07 10:50:59 AM  

Nadie_AZ: I really wanted a trifecta: Obama, Penzone and Carmona. I got one. I am completely not surprised about the others. Just disappointed.



Yeah, I went for Penzone (or as my wife says, "Pen-Zoney") and Carmona. Drat.
 
2012-11-07 10:51:33 AM  

sammyk: sammyk: Anybody find a list of how the 2010 teaparty freshmen did? I'm hoping for a whole lot of one and done.

/letmegooglethatformyself

Link

Not as big a beating as I was hoping for.


Jesus... The comments. I was magically hoping the derp would disappear today...

/Now I need a drink
 
2012-11-07 10:51:36 AM  
He's already stated that if he was lost, he was going to start "fighting our nation's criminals in the arena" again.

i.imgur.com 

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-07 10:53:22 AM  

maxheck: This almost makes me want to go over to Freep and watch the meltdown.

almost.


Do it. It's delicious.
 
2012-11-07 10:53:35 AM  

qorkfiend: sammyk: Anybody find a list of how the 2010 teaparty freshmen did? I'm hoping for a whole lot of one and done.

I know my district's 2010 Tea Party freshman went down, 52-48.


Hayworth, right? I was thrilled to see those results.
 
2012-11-07 10:53:41 AM  
Redistricting greatly helped Democrats in Florida. Still too many seats with 75% democrats due to racial issues, but more competition in the other seats than before. Democrats gained one seat from reapportionment (Grayson) and flipped two seats in south Florida for a net gain of 3.

Other states should implement Florida's redistricting amendments, without the references to race.
 
2012-11-07 10:54:10 AM  

jigger: So it's settled. Everyone likes the Citizens United Decision now.


Uh. No. But nobody in their right mind wouldn't take advantage of their full range of options.
 
2012-11-07 10:54:13 AM  

InmanRoshi: abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.

Minnesota is a weird farking state. Urban St. Paul/Minneapolis is dark, dark blue. Rural Minnesota is light blue. Sandwhiched between them is suburbia St. Paul, so deep red they keep re-electing a Congresswoman too DERP for even Iowa GOP Primary voters to stomach.


I think you mean St. Cloud, not St. Paul. STP is urban, educated and not herpty derpty
 
2012-11-07 10:54:36 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Good; the fewer war criminals in the House, the better.

Mentat: The only thing that saved the GOP last night was redistricting.

And they've got that locked down for another 4 cycles. It'll take a rout like 2006 to see another Dem majority in the House. Which is completely backwards because the Senate is structurally favored for Republicans.


And that's the real tragedy of 2010. Of all the years for Democrats to throw a hissy fit, they chose a census year.
 
2012-11-07 10:54:41 AM  

Great_Milenko: spongeboob: abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.

And Steve King.

For now. With no national ticket to worry about, the Democratic Party can concentrate on these clowns in 2014. Bachmann's race was really close, so she's vulnerable.



And I look forward to donating to anyone who runs against her.

You know what would be great if we could get Allen West to run in her District.
 
2012-11-07 10:54:51 AM  
Libs don't like Allen West because they are the REAL racists.
 
2012-11-07 10:55:46 AM  

Esc7: Allen West was unhinged. He accused Democratic Congresspeople of being literally card-carrying communists. Like that even happens nowadays. Good riddance. The average IQ of washington just went up a point.


I'm pretty sure there's an app for that. iComrade?
 
2012-11-07 10:56:00 AM  

somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.


It's like waking up to you surprise oral sex, isn't it?.
 
2012-11-07 10:56:20 AM  

Mentat: The only thing that saved the GOP last night was redistricting.


I don't disagree, but it cut both ways. In IL they lost 3 seats pretty much due to gerrymandering.

As for the rape Senators, I think from now on GOP candidates will be fitted with a shock collar around their nuts as a condition of getting party support, and if they utter the word "rape" it will go off for like 30 seconds of excruciating pain.
 
2012-11-07 10:56:23 AM  

maxheck: This almost makes me want to go over to Freep and watch the meltdown.

almost.


I actually did that a lot last night - it was... interesting
 
2012-11-07 10:57:07 AM  

Nadie_AZ: And Sheriff Joe won.

I really wanted a trifecta: Obama, Penzone and Carmona. I got one. I am completely not surprised about the others. Just disappointed.


Yeah, that's the sad part of it all. I guess Arpaio is like a weed that just won't die, isn't it?.
 
2012-11-07 10:58:58 AM  

abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.


On the contrary. With the Tea Party pretty much defanged, her presence will continue to serve up useful sound bites to remind people of why they were a terrible idea.
 
2012-11-07 10:59:05 AM  

InmanRoshi: abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.

Minnesota is a weird farking state. Urban St. Paul/Minneapolis is dark, dark blue. Rural Minnesota is light blue. Sandwhiched between them is suburbia St. Paul, so deep red they keep re-electing a Congresswoman too DERP for even Iowa GOP Primary voters to stomach.


Cravaack was ousted and MN DFL took back both State Senate and House handedly. Just can't quite get rid of Bachmann. Being able to outspend your opponent 12 to 1 (outside money, thank you citizen's united) doesn't hurt.
 
2012-11-07 10:59:10 AM  

p the boiler: maxheck: This almost makes me want to go over to Freep and watch the meltdown.

almost.

I actually did that a lot last night - it was... interesting


I poked my head in earlier and saw them talking about "going Galt" by fixing their appliances and buying things off of Craigslist. I laughed, then pitied them briefly, then laughed even harder.
 
2012-11-07 10:59:44 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Libs don't like Allen West because they are the REAL racists.


weak but I missed you lot today

2/10, pity points are a good thing sometimes
 
2012-11-07 11:00:42 AM  
The Congress' mean intelligence just rose about 20 IQ points with the Bill Foster win. A particle physicist who started up a company that sells most of the theatre lighting in the US.

Get this man on all congressional science advisory boards, ASAP.
 
2012-11-07 11:02:11 AM  

CygnusDarius: somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.

It's like waking up to you surprise oral sex, isn't it?.


It's like waking up to oral sex by Christina Hendricks
 
2012-11-07 11:03:47 AM  
had98c:

maxheck: This almost makes me want to go over to Freep and watch the meltdown.

almost.

Do it. It's delicious.


Ok, I'm going in... If I'm not back in an hour, tell my G/F I said... Hello.
 
2012-11-07 11:04:04 AM  

imontheinternet: p the boiler: maxheck: This almost makes me want to go over to Freep and watch the meltdown.

almost.

I actually did that a lot last night - it was... interesting

I poked my head in earlier and saw them talking about "going Galt" by fixing their appliances and buying things off of Craigslist. I laughed, then pitied them briefly, then laughed even harder.


Last night they were talking about boycotting stores and buying stuff off the black market.
 
2012-11-07 11:04:18 AM  

maxheck: This almost makes me want to go over to Freep and watch the meltdown.

almost.


I'll do it for you.

Lemme get my suit ready:

25.media.tumblr.com

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miércoles, 07 de noviembre de 2012 09:05:17 a.m. · 6 of 6
Edgar3 to tobyhill

Weepy Boehner needs to just crawl away. The "Gone Old Party" is done. Please, someone, stick a fork in it.

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Schatze to kevao
You think any of the people who voted for free stuff yesterday would have been dissuaded by Gingrich successfully painting Obama as a communist?

Most people vote for whoever promises free stuff, no matter what. But as ye reap, so shall ye sow. Meanwhile, maybe I can get one of those free Obama "pho's" ...

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schaef21
Yes indeed. So much talk here on FR is about how to strategize, who to nominate in 2016, and so on. This is all useless. American needs repentance. Polls show Obama one because single women wanted free abortion and free birth control. There is only one reason single women would want those things: They are rejecting God's moral will and going headlong into fornication and promiscuity, and they want someone else to pay for the consequences.

If America is not brought to repentance in sackcloth and ashes, it doesn't matter who we nominate or what political strategies we pursue. Truth cannot win.

Even so, come Lord Jesus.
 
2012-11-07 11:04:31 AM  

CygnusDarius: Yeah, that's the sad part of it all. I guess Arpaio is like a weed that just won't die, isn't it?.



at 82 ( i believe), i think the only way he'll leave office is......uhh........you know. don't make me say it. i'm not praying for it, i'm just saying.
 
2012-11-07 11:04:44 AM  

InmanRoshi: Minnesota is a weird farking gerrymandered state.


FTFY.
 
2012-11-07 11:05:22 AM  
Also, the House will be rejoined by Alan Grayson (D- FL), which almost cancels out 2 years of West...Almost.
 
2012-11-07 11:05:34 AM  
Bachmann (not a freshman) narrowly won.
Allen West lost to Patrick Murphy.
Joe Walsh lost to Tammy Duckworth.
Bobby Schilling lost to Cheri Bustos.
Quico Conseco lost to Pete Gallego.
Blake Farenthold won.
Jeff Denman won (narrowly).
Cory Gardner won.
Sandy Adams I believe is gone.
Rich Nugent is back.
Steve Southerland narrowly won.

So...tea party tards are still around, but not as many.
 
2012-11-07 11:07:20 AM  
Renee Ellmers unfortunately won in NC. I was really hoping she was going to be defeated. I will probably work for whatever campaign wants to go up against her in 2014, since I live close to her district.
 
2012-11-07 11:07:50 AM  

CygnusDarius: maxheck: This almost makes me want to go over to Freep and watch the meltdown.

almost.

I'll do it for you.

Lemme get my suit ready:



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miércoles, 07 de noviembre de 2012 09:05:17 a.m. · 6 of 6
Edgar3 to tobyhill

Weepy Boehner needs to just crawl away. The "Gone Old Party" is done. Please, someone, stick a fork in it.

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Schatze to kevao
You think any of the people who voted for free stuff yesterday would have been dissuaded by Gingrich successfully painting Obama as a communist?

Most people vote for whoever promises free stuff, no matter what. But as ye reap, so shall ye sow. Meanwhile, maybe I can get one of those free Obama "pho's" ...

---

schaef21
Yes indeed. So much talk here on FR is about how to strategize, who to nominate in 2016, and so on. This is all useless. American needs repentance. Polls show Obama one because single women wanted free abortion and free birth control. There is only one reason single women would want those things: They are rejecting God's moral will and going headlong into fornication and promiscuity, and they want someone else to pay for the consequences.

If America is not brought to repentance in sackcloth and ashes, it doesn't matter who we nominate or what political strategies we pursue. Truth cannot win.

Even so, come Lord Jesus.


As a single woman, I would like freepers to know that birthcontrol (free or otherwise), will take care of the abortions part of their worries.
 
2012-11-07 11:09:20 AM  

bdub77: Bachmann (not a freshman) narrowly won.
Allen West lost to Patrick Murphy.
Joe Walsh lost to Tammy Duckworth.
Bobby Schilling lost to Cheri Bustos.
Quico Conseco lost to Pete Gallego.
Blake Farenthold won.
Jeff Denman won (narrowly).
Cory Gardner won.
Sandy Adams I believe is gone.
Rich Nugent is back.
Steve Southerland narrowly won.

So...tea party tards are still around, but not as many.


Still have a few Senators around for 4 more years. Ugh. At least most of them are relatively harmless, as junior as they are.
 
2012-11-07 11:10:09 AM  

lemurs: Citrate1007: Bachmann eked out a win.........farking harpy.

Bachmann had a massive cash advantage in a very red district and eked out a win by 3,937 votes out of more than 355,000. A few more wins like it and the GOP is lost.


Actually this is a good thing. This proved that the race is competitive, and I suspect the next person to run will finally get the DNC cash they need to fight.
 
2012-11-07 11:13:07 AM  

CygnusDarius: They are rejecting God's moral will and going headlong into fornication and promiscuity, and they want someone else to pay for the consequences.



I'm going to fornicate as promiscuously as possible (well, ok, with my wife) with reckless abandon just to spite them.
 
2012-11-07 11:16:44 AM  

rickythepenguin: CygnusDarius: They are rejecting God's moral will and going headlong into fornication and promiscuity, and they want someone else to pay for the consequences.


I'm going to fornicate as promiscuously as possible (well, ok, with my wife) with reckless abandon just to spite them.


You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.

May you receive as many spankings as you give.
 
2012-11-07 11:25:42 AM  
Mrembo

CygnusDarius: maxheck: This almost makes me want to go over to Freep and watch the meltdown.

almost.

I'll do it for you.

Lemme get my suit ready:



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miércoles, 07 de noviembre de 2012 09:05:17 a.m. · 6 of 6
Edgar3 to tobyhill

Weepy Boehner needs to just crawl away. The "Gone Old Party" is done. Please, someone, stick a fork in it.

---

Schatze to kevao
You think any of the people who voted for free stuff yesterday would have been dissuaded by Gingrich successfully painting Obama as a communist?

Most people vote for whoever promises free stuff, no matter what. But as ye reap, so shall ye sow. Meanwhile, maybe I can get one of those free Obama "pho's" ...

---

schaef21
Yes indeed. So much talk here on FR is about how to strategize, who to nominate in 2016, and so on. This is all useless. American needs repentance. Polls show Obama one because single women wanted free abortion and free birth control. There is only one reason single women would want those things: They are rejecting God's moral will and going headlong into fornication and promiscuity, and they want someone else to pay for the consequences.

If America is not brought to repentance in sackcloth and ashes, it doesn't matter who we nominate or what political strategies we pursue. Truth cannot win.

Even so, come Lord Jesus.

As a single woman, I would like freepers to know that birthcontrol (free or otherwise), will take care of the abortions part of their worries.


You are a better woman than I am, Gunga Din.
 
2012-11-07 11:26:27 AM  

LittleSmitty: Goodbye crazy teabagging war criminal. You WON'T be missed.


I had to endure the ads on TV for this scumbag. Even worse, he probably spent a small fortune on signage that smeared his feces all over the landscape. Though, it did make it rather simple to figure out which locals were tea-tards.
 
2012-11-07 11:29:01 AM  

Arachnophobe: qorkfiend: sammyk: Anybody find a list of how the 2010 teaparty freshmen did? I'm hoping for a whole lot of one and done.

I know my district's 2010 Tea Party freshman went down, 52-48.

Hayworth, right? I was thrilled to see those results.


Affirmative. She won my county, but lost to the north and west, which was pretty unexpected...
 
2012-11-07 11:32:17 AM  

Mrembo: As a single woman, I would like freepers to know that birthcontrol (free or otherwise), will take care of the abortions part of their worries.


I've known a few in my day that believe birth control is abortion, so... no, they won't care.
 
2012-11-07 11:34:39 AM  

had98c: maxheck: This almost makes me want to go over to Freep and watch the meltdown.

almost.

Do it. It's delicious.


I took a look...

It's much worse when they feign intelligence.

We do not understand why people would choose so, but perhaps we do not have to understand why they did it. That they did it is enough to predict what the consequence will be and also to infer they discounted that consequence as irrelevant to the choosing.
Very apropos.
 
2012-11-07 11:35:39 AM  

somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.


hear! hear!
 
2012-11-07 11:35:56 AM  

somedude210: Rapmaster2000: Libs don't like Allen West because they are the REAL racists.

weak but I missed you lot today

2/10, pity points are a good thing sometimes


Yeah, I couldn't think of any good angles for this one, but I'm sure it's actually been proposed by a talk radio caller. So I've got that going for me.
 
2012-11-07 11:36:24 AM  
We'll have to wait a week or so for official certification to see how well Charles Darwin ran against Paul "Pit of Hell" Broun.
 
2012-11-07 11:36:52 AM  
The tea party butthurt that exploded on my facebook wall over this one just makes me really, ridiculously, incredibly happy. Even the fact that one of my tea party facebook friends went right to my sexual orientation as an attack doesn't make me mad, it just makes the whole thing more deliciously lulzy. Oh, and my parents should be ashamed of me and I clearly don't care about how they feel because I obviously went all the way to Asia to get away from them.

It's beautiful.
 
2012-11-07 11:36:54 AM  
Im still a registered R but would become an I if not for closed primaries here. Allen West got redistricted here. I wrote in a vote because West is a blowhard and Murphy is a kid who has no experience. I guess that was my protest vote against West. The farkin superPacs dumped 20 mil between them for this seat. It was a nasty race. Both of them had to rent houses in this district just so they could say they lived here.

/I'm glad West lost but I'm not a fan of Murphy either. It is to bad we couldn't have had a good local candidate emerge.
//voted a mixed ticket over all
///read a local article saying west stayed in the back room the whole time and supposedly left around midnight without even addressing his supporters who were at his party. Tells you a bit about the kind of guy he is.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-07 11:38:19 AM  
It was just pointed out to me that one of the counties that Bachmann represents has the highest suicide rate for gay kids in the USA.

Elections have ALL TYPES of consequences.

I'm also promoting something too... every time we mention Bachmann we mention that she represents the dumbest congressional district in the USA. Every time. Her constituents (or slightly over 50% of them) are just plain stupid.
 
2012-11-07 11:38:44 AM  

somedude210: CygnusDarius: somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.

It's like waking up to you surprise oral sex, isn't it?.

It's like waking up to oral sex by Christina Hendricks


It's like waking up to oral sex from Christina Hendricks with Salma Hayek ready to relieve her.
 
2012-11-07 11:39:29 AM  
I went to freeperville for the first time last night. Am I going to die?
 
2012-11-07 11:39:40 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: read a local article saying west stayed in the back room the whole time and supposedly left around midnight without even addressing his supporters who were at his party. Tells you a bit about the kind of guy he is.



I'm sure his supporters were just as butthurt as he was.
 
2012-11-07 11:41:28 AM  

Antimatter: Actually this is a good thing. This proved that the race is competitive, and I suspect the next person to run will finally get the DNC cash they need to fight.


In some ways, having her soak up all those campaign funds to barely defend a single House seat makes her a significant liability to the party. It contrasts with someone like Klobuchar who doesn't need a lot of outside funds but easily steamrolls whatever token candidate the GOP throws at her.
 
2012-11-07 11:45:27 AM  

spongeboob: Great_Milenko: spongeboob: abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.

And Steve King.

For now. With no national ticket to worry about, the Democratic Party can concentrate on these clowns in 2014. Bachmann's race was really close, so she's vulnerable.


And I look forward to donating to anyone who runs against her.

You know what would be great if we could get Allen West to run in her District.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-07 11:47:41 AM  
Spent a bit of time soaking up the Freeper fury last night.

There was something soul-cleansing about watching these people who subsist entirely on rage and fear, completely blind to objective reality suddenly getting slapped in the face by that aforementioned reality.

But I learned something: They're not really stupid at all. They're just stubbornly defiant of reality.

I saw numerous posts in threads like 'how the fark did this happen???' where people simply posted:

"There's more of them than there is of us."

Morose and spiteful, but simply right. They understand that they're dying out.

The fact that they grasp their inevitable fate to dwindle to an insignificant handful, a political joke and a shameful footnote in history books to come...The fact that they 'know' it, well, that just makes it all the more delicious to read.
 
2012-11-07 11:48:29 AM  

fatalvenom: LittleSmitty: Goodbye crazy teabagging war criminal. You WON'T be missed.

I had to endure the ads on TV for this scumbag. Even worse, he probably spent a small fortune on signage that smeared his feces all over the landscape. Though, it did make it rather simple to figure out which locals were tea-tards.


You got a two-fer! He's gone, and you know who to avoid.
 
2012-11-07 11:48:45 AM  

Rann Xerox: somedude210: CygnusDarius: somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.

It's like waking up to you surprise oral sex, isn't it?.

It's like waking up to oral sex by Christina Hendricks

It's like waking up to oral sex from Christina Hendricks with Salma Hayek ready to "relieving" her.


NTTAWWT

^_^
 
2012-11-07 11:50:05 AM  

Rann Xerox: somedude210: CygnusDarius: somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.

It's like waking up to you surprise oral sex, isn't it?.

It's like waking up to oral sex by Christina Hendricks

It's like waking up to oral sex from Christina Hendricks with Salma Hayek ready to relieve her.


If that were to happen, I'd be done the moment I realize wtf is going on XD.

/But then again
//We all have tongues
 
2012-11-07 11:51:57 AM  

lemurs: Antimatter: Actually this is a good thing. This proved that the race is competitive, and I suspect the next person to run will finally get the DNC cash they need to fight.

In some ways, having her soak up all those campaign funds to barely defend a single House seat makes her a significant liability to the party. It contrasts with someone like Klobuchar who doesn't need a lot of outside funds but easily steamrolls whatever token candidate the GOP throws at her.




Plus, her inadvertent contributions to the Democrats messaging machine through DERPY soundbytes and quotes might well be worth her 1 Congressional vote. Especially if the GOP attempts to "re-invent" themselves.
 
2012-11-07 11:52:43 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: jigger: So it's settled. Everyone likes the Citizens United Decision now.

Uh. No. But nobody in their right mind wouldn't take advantage of their full range of options.


BUT BILLIONAIRES TOTALLY BOUGHT THIS ELECTION AND RUINED DEMOCRACY FOREVER!!!!!
 
2012-11-07 11:53:42 AM  

LittleSmitty: fatalvenom: LittleSmitty: Goodbye crazy teabagging war criminal. You WON'T be missed.

I had to endure the ads on TV for this scumbag. Even worse, he probably spent a small fortune on signage that smeared his feces all over the landscape. Though, it did make it rather simple to figure out which locals were tea-tards.

You got a two-fer! He's gone, and you know who to avoid.



Works out well, that's for sure.
 
2012-11-07 11:54:10 AM  

meat0918: Mrembo: As a single woman, I would like freepers to know that birthcontrol (free or otherwise), will take care of the abortions part of their worries.

I've known a few in my day that believe birth control is abortion, so... no, they won't care.


Do they understand that getting pregnant usually involves a man???
 
2012-11-07 11:55:56 AM  

somedude210: Rann Xerox: somedude210: CygnusDarius: somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.

It's like waking up to you surprise oral sex, isn't it?.

It's like waking up to oral sex by Christina Hendricks

It's like waking up to oral sex from Christina Hendricks with Salma Hayek ready to "relieving" her.

NTTAWWT

^_^


I was hoping someone would take my "relieving her" volleyball set and spike the hell out of it. :-)))
 
2012-11-07 11:56:56 AM  

jigger: Vegan Meat Popsicle: jigger: So it's settled. Everyone likes the Citizens United Decision now.

Uh. No. But nobody in their right mind wouldn't take advantage of their full range of options.

BUT BILLIONAIRES TOTALLY BOUGHT THIS ELECTION AND RUINED DEMOCRACY FOREVER!!!!!


They bought it, yes, but the outcome was not the one they wanted.

Will be there a backlash? Of course, better be ready for a surge of the Tea Party on steroids (older, angrier, people), Fox News will attack like the cornered rat that it is now, and the Kochs and Bankers that have invested so much in a GOP victory will be ruthless in buying any Democrat they can get their hands on.

So, I redirect to you to this link.
 
2012-11-07 11:57:44 AM  

Esc7: Allen West was unhinged. He accused Democratic Congresspeople of being literally card-carrying communists. Like that even happens nowadays.


Yeah we all standardized on ass tattoos in the 70's.
 
2012-11-07 11:58:30 AM  

somedude210: Rann Xerox: somedude210: CygnusDarius: somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.

It's like waking up to you surprise oral sex, isn't it?.

It's like waking up to oral sex by Christina Hendricks

It's like waking up to oral sex from Christina Hendricks with Salma Hayek ready to "relieving" her.

NTTAWWT

^_^


And Monica Belluci "relieving" Salma Hayek.
 
2012-11-07 12:00:58 PM  

abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.


By 1.5%.
 
2012-11-07 12:01:34 PM  
well in a sea of mostly good news this is floated right to the top. how the fark this clown ever got elected was (and is) beyond me.
 
2012-11-07 12:01:58 PM  

fatalvenom: Igor Jakovsky: read a local article saying west stayed in the back room the whole time and supposedly left around midnight without even addressing his supporters who were at his party. Tells you a bit about the kind of guy he is.


I'm sure his supporters were just as butthurt as he was.


I'm sure. Not even coming out to thank his supporters? That's just uber-douchey.

Aren't you in Palm Beach or Broward? You had to endure him for the last 2 years? If so, my sympathies.
 
2012-11-07 12:03:22 PM  

InmanRoshi: abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.

Minnesota is a weird farking state. Urban St. Paul/Minneapolis is dark, dark blue. Rural Minnesota is light blue. Sandwhiched between them is suburbia St. Paul, so deep red they keep re-electing a Congresswoman too DERP for even Iowa GOP Primary voters to stomach.


Most likely they gerrymandered the state so that they concentrated all the stupid in one place, so that they minimize the number of stupid reps that come from the state.
 
2012-11-07 12:05:27 PM  
CygnusDarius:

somedude210: Rann Xerox: somedude210: CygnusDarius: somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.

It's like waking up to you surprise oral sex, isn't it?.

It's like waking up to oral sex by Christina Hendricks

It's like waking up to oral sex from Christina Hendricks with Salma Hayek ready to "relieving" her.

NTTAWWT

^_^

And Monica Belluci "relieving" Salma Hayek.


"Nuclear fusion wasn't achieved, however, until Sofía Vergara showed up looking rather flushed..."
 
2012-11-07 12:05:34 PM  

Bacontastesgood: Mentat: The only thing that saved the GOP last night was redistricting.

I don't disagree, but it cut both ways. In IL they lost 3 seats pretty much due to gerrymandering.

As for the rape Senators, I think from now on GOP candidates will be fitted with a shock collar around their nuts as a condition of getting party support, and if they utter the word "rape" it will go off for like 30 seconds of excruciating pain.


Truthfully, as someone who lives in NE, this was why Deb Fischer got the Senate seat here. Actually, it was two things. Firstly, Bob Kerrey did not remind the state nearly enough that Deb's a card carrying member of the Tea Party. And secondly, Deb Fischer was absolutely SILENT... she didn't say a goddamn thing the entire election cycle. I'm pretty sure she just bombarded the airwaves with GOP money and hid in her ranch until the election was over. It worked, but I'm pretty sure she's a one trick pony... once people see what she DOES in the Senate, she'll get booted out fast.
 
2012-11-07 12:05:40 PM  

Semi-Semetic: I went to freeperville for the first time last night. Am I going to die?


I hope you have your affairs in order.
 
2012-11-07 12:09:42 PM  

CygnusDarius: They bought it, yes, but the outcome was not the one they wanted.


th03.deviantart.net

CygnusDarius: Will be there a backlash? Of course, better be ready for a surge of the Tea Party on steroids (older, angrier, people), Fox News will attack like the cornered rat that it is now, and the Kochs and Bankers that have invested so much in a GOP victory will be ruthless in buying any Democrat they can get their hands on.


It'll work next time, I tells ya.

CygnusDarius: So, I redirect to you to this link.



A non-profit advocacy corporation? Like Citizens United?
 
2012-11-07 12:11:40 PM  

maxheck: CygnusDarius:

somedude210: Rann Xerox: somedude210: CygnusDarius: somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.

It's like waking up to you surprise oral sex, isn't it?.

It's like waking up to oral sex by Christina Hendricks

It's like waking up to oral sex from Christina Hendricks with Salma Hayek ready to "relieving" her.

NTTAWWT

^_^

And Monica Belluci "relieving" Salma Hayek.

"Nuclear fusion wasn't achieved, however, until Sofía Vergara showed up looking rather flushed..."


You bastiges! Now I gotta go to the bathroom and...... uh..... comb my hair.
 
2012-11-07 12:13:42 PM  

InmanRoshi: The Congress' mean intelligence just rose about 20 IQ points with the Bill Foster win. A particle physicist who started up a company that sells most of the theatre lighting in the US.


More like 30 points because he's replacing Judy Biggert who is basically an amoeba drawn to nutrients and big business.

Foster was in congress already 2009-2010, he had to move districts because no way he was going to convince the corn growers that evilution is good.

quiotu: Deb Fischer was absolutely SILENT... she didn't say a goddamn thing the entire election cycle.


Yeah, sorry to hear she's awful, but honestly I wasn't looking forward to Bob Kerrey coming back to the Senate. That guy is a lieberman-like douchebag attention whore. I'd rather it just be a vote against sanity than a game of passive aggressive bullshiat dragged on for months under the umbrella of 'bipartisanship'.
 
2012-11-07 12:15:24 PM  

maxheck: CygnusDarius:

somedude210: Rann Xerox: somedude210: CygnusDarius: somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.

It's like waking up to you surprise oral sex, isn't it?.

It's like waking up to oral sex by Christina Hendricks

It's like waking up to oral sex from Christina Hendricks with Salma Hayek ready to "relieving" her.

NTTAWWT

^_^

And Monica Belluci "relieving" Salma Hayek.

"Nuclear fusion wasn't achieved, however, until Sofía Vergara showed up looking rather flushed..."


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-07 12:18:09 PM  

NateGrey: Semi-Semetic: I went to freeperville for the first time last night. Am I going to die?

I hope you have your affairs in order.


As long as he didn't have directo contact (i.e registrered) he's fine.
 
2012-11-07 12:19:38 PM  

Mrembo:

As a single woman, I would like freepers to know that birthcontrol (free or otherwise), will take care of the abortions part of their worries.


You're talking about people who want miscarriages investigated as homicides.
 
2012-11-07 12:19:42 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Mentat: The only thing that saved the GOP last night was redistrictinggerrymandering.

And they've got that locked down for another 4 cycles. It'll take a rout like 2006 to see another Dem majority in the House. Which is completely backwards because the Senate is structurally favored for Republicans.


Fixed.

The DNC will make incremental gains over the next 8 years, baring a total GOP meltdown, but when redistricting occurs after the 2020 census...well, that's pretty much the end of the GOP as a national party unless they can reinvent themselves as something other than the party of hate.
 
2012-11-07 12:20:55 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: fatalvenom: Igor Jakovsky: read a local article saying west stayed in the back room the whole time and supposedly left around midnight without even addressing his supporters who were at his party. Tells you a bit about the kind of guy he is.


I'm sure his supporters were just as butthurt as he was.

I'm sure. Not even coming out to thank his supporters? That's just uber-douchey.

Aren't you in Palm Beach or Broward? You had to endure him for the last 2 years? If so, my sympathies.


Jupiter. It was the hotbed of his douche supporters.
 
2012-11-07 12:23:07 PM  
CygnusDarius:

maxheck: CygnusDarius:

somedude210: Rann Xerox: somedude210: CygnusDarius: somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.

It's like waking up to you surprise oral sex, isn't it?.

It's like waking up to oral sex by Christina Hendricks

It's like waking up to oral sex from Christina Hendricks with Salma Hayek ready to "relieving" her.

NTTAWWT

^_^

And Monica Belluci "relieving" Salma Hayek.

"Nuclear fusion wasn't achieved, however, until Sofía Vergara showed up looking rather flushed..."


Completely off topic, but I was recently on a very, very long airline flight, and I was passing out about 6 hours in. I woke up to see them playing the new "Three Stooges" movie. Would have blinked twice and fallen asleep again but... The I saw Sophia Vergara. Pretty, pretty lady. Worth watching her move even if it's for an insipid character!
 
2012-11-07 12:26:39 PM  

GentDirkly: Redistricting greatly helped Democrats in Florida. Still too many seats with 75% democrats due to racial issues, but more competition in the other seats than before. Democrats gained one seat from reapportionment (Grayson) and flipped two seats in south Florida for a net gain of 3.

Other states should implement Florida's redistricting amendments, without the references to race.


Or like California's. Two years ago we voted to take gerrymandering out of the hands of the Assembly in favor of an independent panel that assigns districts for everything from US Rep on down. By law they must produce same-population compact districts that to the maximum extent practical respect county, city and town lines. No more gerrymandering to protect parties or seats.

We also have open primaries where the top two advance to the general election, even if that means two persons of the same party. No more gaining office with a plurality.
 
2012-11-07 12:28:58 PM  

Mentat: The only thing that saved the GOP last night was redistricting.


Yup. I think we should be pushing for referendums to get independent panels to do redistricting.

And vote by mail.
 
2012-11-07 12:34:36 PM  
i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-07 12:37:32 PM  
I hope that Allen West takes it to heart that someone would take his exit as Morning in America.

Hello. Yes, you're part of America. But you're the kind of jerk we're trying to leave behind us.
 
2012-11-07 12:38:30 PM  
Well, I feel like this is the appropriate time for me to out myself as someone who wants to be a Republican again, but only if they use this beating as a lesson. I posted this at Free Republic... and got banned. I really don't know how representative FR is of the GOP as a whole, because I don't really frequent their boards.

Anyway, I posted this:

"SMH. Why so apoplectic? Do you really think that the Dems and Reps are THAT different from each other? Is America going to cast itself into the sea because our team didn't win?

We need less of that kind of screed and more introspection about why the GOP has become such a joke.

IMO, it's not because "we're too left wing." It's because we are so tone-deaf and cocooned inside our self-reinforcing media 2.0 outlets and refuse to accept anything that isn't from the mouth of FNC, Drudge, Glenn Beck, or the other anointed "truth sayers" that have been approved as acceptable. Come on, guys! We don't have to barricade our party inside a shell of victimization; It's George Soros' fault! It's the MSM's fault! There was voter fraud! The Black Panthers caused us to lose! It's always everyone's fault but our own, right?

We like to point at the welfare queens and other professionalized victims that are mooching off the system and excoriate them, but we do the same with our cloistered cliques of cry-baby conservatism. Everyone's against us! We weren't conservative enough! More rigid doctrine! More Allen Wests and Michelle Bachmanns! Sarah Palin is the answer!

Really? This smacks of self-denial and a refusal to self-evaluate our own platform. One of my greatest personal challenges has been to be able to be constructively critical towards myself. It really held me back early in my career. Only after I was able to see my own faults and stop blaming everyone else (it was my superior officers out to get me, my peers were backstabbers, it wasn't MY fault, etc) did I find success, self-improvement, and growth.

The GOP's doctrinaire rigidity cannot be confused with principled stands. Willful tunnel-vision and revered obliviousness are not to be commended. We have to be principled, yes, but not presumptive, dismissive, and condescending. Conservative but not callous. Idealists but not idolaters of ideology.

Humility and reflection in the face of rebuke are not character flaws. Stubborn stamping of feet and tantrums are.

We can be better."

Maybe I really should just abandon ship and register as an independent.

/Voted Gary Johnson, Tim Kaine, Adam Cook in Virginia 1st District
 
2012-11-07 12:40:17 PM  

maxheck: I hope that Allen West takes it to heart that someone would take his exit as Morning in America.

Hello. Yes, you're part of America. But you're the kind of jerk we're trying to leave behind us.


exactly, hence why it's morning in America when he leaves
 
2012-11-07 12:41:57 PM  

Mentat: The only thing that saved the GOP last night was redistricting.


and thinking about that a bit I came to a somewhat distubing conclusion: We, the people have quietly lost the ability to elect one of our two Houses of Congress, and it the opposite one that the founders intended. While we gained the power to directly elect our Senators via the 17th Amendment, we've effectively lost the ability to elect our Representatitves anymore thanks to gerrymandered election districts. People we'd love to see tossed on their ear (like, locally, Eric Cantor) are never in any real danger of being defeated thanks to the way the legislature has drawn his district.

I can think of ways to fix this (have the states distrcits drawn by a randomly chosen "jury" of 100 citizens who are given no demographic infomation about the state and a choice of maps drawn by computer using a "least line" algorithim) but I haven't a clue as to HOW you could get this introduced, much less passed in any state legislature R or D
 
2012-11-07 01:06:42 PM  

Magorn: Mentat: The only thing that saved the GOP last night was redistricting.

and thinking about that a bit I came to a somewhat distubing conclusion: We, the people have quietly lost the ability to elect one of our two Houses of Congress, and it the opposite one that the founders intended. While we gained the power to directly elect our Senators via the 17th Amendment, we've effectively lost the ability to elect our Representatitves anymore thanks to gerrymandered election districts. People we'd love to see tossed on their ear (like, locally, Eric Cantor) are never in any real danger of being defeated thanks to the way the legislature has drawn his district.

I can think of ways to fix this (have the states distrcits drawn by a randomly chosen "jury" of 100 citizens who are given no demographic infomation about the state and a choice of maps drawn by computer using a "least line" algorithim) but I haven't a clue as to HOW you could get this introduced, much less passed in any state legislature R or D


We did it in California by referendum to change our Constitution.
 
2012-11-07 01:11:08 PM  
somedude210:

maxheck: I hope that Allen West takes it to heart that someone would take his exit as Morning in America.

Hello. Yes, you're part of America. But you're the kind of jerk we're trying to leave behind us.

exactly, hence why it's morning in America when he leaves


Aww... Don't you want to go back to the era of paranoia, divisiveness and the time when guys like Allen West had their own private drinking fountains?
 
2012-11-07 01:20:28 PM  

abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.


I would've preferred to see her go down, but you take what you can get. Her races are getting closer and closer, so hopefully next time.
 
2012-11-07 01:23:49 PM  
I hope my vituperation didn't spill over on to my fellow Farkers. Allen West is a shiatbird from the cold war, and I'm happy to see him gone and out of the public discourse after all the things he's said.
 
2012-11-07 01:31:34 PM  

abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.


at first i was :( too

but it probably better to have at least one nutter remain in the limelight to be a lightning rod of concentrated derp, highlighting the contrast with the reality-based peeps

and better for it to be bachmann, an utter laughingstock, than walsh or west, who are more dangerous demagogues
 
2012-11-07 01:41:36 PM  
wookiee cookie:

abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.

at first i was :( too

but it probably better to have at least one nutter remain in the limelight to be a lightning rod of concentrated derp, highlighting the contrast with the reality-based peeps

and better for it to be bachmann, an utter laughingstock, than walsh or west, who are more dangerous demagogues


i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-07 01:51:39 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: had98c: maxheck: This almost makes me want to go over to Freep and watch the meltdown.

almost.

Do it. It's delicious.

I took a look...

It's much worse when they feign intelligence.

We do not understand why people would choose so, but perhaps we do not have to understand why they did it. That they did it is enough to predict what the consequence will be and also to infer they discounted that consequence as irrelevant to the choosing.
Very apropos.


i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-07 02:12:52 PM  

somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.


Aaaand *clicky* you good good with a nice 'favorites' blue on you. Pretty nice day, ain't it?
 
2012-11-07 02:19:24 PM  
predict what the consequence will be and also to infer they discounted that consequence as irrelevant to the choosing.

That's gonna take some parsing.
 
2012-11-07 03:07:31 PM  
this just in. West is suing. He wants all paper ballots, machines, counting machines etc impounded for recounts.

/shock
//surprise
 
2012-11-07 03:16:10 PM  

MisterTweak: somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.

Aaaand *clicky* you good good with a nice 'favorites' blue on you. Pretty nice day, ain't it?


Hahaha, thank you kindly sir. I shall favorite you as "Good Morning America, I missed you" then!

/I actually originally wrote that for FB this morning but I loved the last line that I turned it into a headline here and thought I should share.
//Apparently my morning "somedude-isms" can be fairly popular here. Who knew?
 
2012-11-07 03:27:49 PM  

Butterflew: this just in. West is suing. He wants all paper ballots, machines, counting machines etc impounded for recounts.

/shock
//surprise


They were talking about that here locally today. No surprise at all. This guy is a total asshat.
 
Bf+
2012-11-07 03:33:27 PM  
rufus-t-firefly:

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We do not understand why people would choose so, but perhaps we do not have to understand why they did it.
That they did it is enough to predict what the consequence will be and also to infer they discounted that consequence as irrelevant to the choosing.
Very apropos.


/such as
 
2012-11-07 03:39:06 PM  

fatalvenom: Butterflew: this just in. West is suing. He wants all paper ballots, machines, counting machines etc impounded for recounts.

/shock
//surprise

They were talking about that here locally today. No surprise at all. This guy is a total asshat.


Who else is waiting for the report that West, not getting the results he wanted from the recount, tied up the Secretary of State and began "interrogating" (firing a handgun next to their head, just to let 'em know he's serious)?

The kind of man that would not believe he could be defeated in the polls (and after a single term, no less).
The kind of man who would pull shiat like that in a war zone - in violation of human decency and the Geneva Conventions (or just the UCMJ?) - because he "knew" the gentleman was lying.
The kind of man who would claim in all seriousness that there are 80 "card-carrying Communists" in Congress, and not realize that that gasping was not in shock over the allegation's power, but over it's hilarity.
The kind of man who could KILL Edie Finneran!
 
2012-11-07 03:45:48 PM  
I don't know, all this right wing outrage is getting kind of old. I want to go back tony fantasy foursome with Christina Hendrix, Sofia Vergara and Salma Hayek.
 
2012-11-07 03:59:39 PM  

somedude210: abb3w: Alas, Michele Bachmann managed to persevere.

We can't win them all. At least one major tea-tard went down


. . . to be replaced by Cruz from Texas, who actually will make a much better lightning rod for the T.P.
 
2012-11-07 04:30:47 PM  

imontheinternet:

I poked my head in earlier and saw them talking about "going Galt" by fixing their appliances and buying things off of Craigslist. I laughed, then pitied them briefly, then laughed even harder.




So you're saying a lot of idiot freepers are trying to get everything through craigslist right now?

/brb have ads to place.
 
2012-11-07 05:36:46 PM  

somedude210: When you wake up to hearing that the American people have decided against rape as a political policy, that working classes should be represented, that prohibition is stupid, that equality should be for all people regardless and that we have another 4 years of an improving, worthwhile growth as a nation; it renews your faith in the people and this country. It's morning in America and I couldn't be happier.

Good morning, America. I missed you.


As a Romney supporter and someon with generally conservative values, if asked about whether I would support an abortion of a fetus brought about by rape my answer would be simple: What in the world does this have to do about getting the economy back on track?

You know who gives answers like this? Chris Christie.
 
2012-11-07 05:51:10 PM  
This is great and all, but let's not fark this up again in 2014.
 
2012-11-07 07:34:27 PM  

InmanRoshi: The Congress' mean intelligence just rose about 20 IQ points with the Bill Foster win. A particle physicist who started up a company that sells most of the theatre lighting in the US.

Get this man on all congressional science advisory boards, ASAP.


I'm proud to have donated to and voted for Bill Foster. My suburban Illinois district flipped a red seat blue!
 
2012-11-07 09:55:47 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Libs don't like Allen West because they are the REAL racists.


Oh, is he black? I didn't notice over the sound of how insane he is.
 
2012-11-08 12:46:11 PM  
Vicky Hartzler in MO won because they jerrymandered the hell out of the state this time. They've split all of the college town liberals in Springfield and Columbia so that the only reliably D areas are in St. Louis and K.C. Also, because Missouri lost a representative after the last census, the legislature used that as an opportunity to hack off the urban democratic area of MO-3 and combined it with the other St. Louis congressional district, which cost Russ Carnahan his job. Of course, they couldn't mess with MO-2, which is the suburban Republican area that Todd Akin comes out of, and it's still reliably retarded.

The biggest screwjob was the way they messed with MO-5, which stayed Dem despite being drawn so that exurban KC was split with MO-4 and as much of outstate as possible was pulled into MO-5. But the intention was for all the wingnuts to counterbalance the urban KC vote and knock Missouri down to just one Democrat, instead of the three they had after 2010 and the four they've historically had.
 
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