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2012-11-10 02:21:40 PM  
Bush claims mandate with a 286/252 Electoral College win and 3.5 million popular vote lead. "I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it."

Obama asks nicely for mandate with 332/206 Electoral College win and 3.2 million (so far) popular vote lead.  "So we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together." 
 
2012-11-10 02:22:26 PM  

gittlebass: the right says the win with over 100 electoral votes isnt a mandate, but when bush won by less than 10 it was a mandate


Hell, when they lost the popular vote in 2000 it was a mandate. Farking hypocrites.
 
2012-11-10 02:23:33 PM  
SUCK IT REPS!
 
2012-11-10 02:23:39 PM  

Wireless Joe: Bush claims mandate with a 286/252 Electoral College win and 3.5 million popular vote lead. "I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it."


You forget that it was a mandate from God.
 
2012-11-10 02:25:50 PM  
I said before the election that Obama's strong ground game in Florida might well take the state for him despite all the polls that had it leaning Romney.

And they said I was mad!

Of course they are right about that but not for this.

I'm starting to get the equivilant of a slurpee brain freeze from all the shadenfreude.

Not complaining, mind you.
 
2012-11-10 02:27:48 PM  

doyner: Wireless Joe: Bush claims mandate with a 286/252 Electoral College win and 3.5 million popular vote lead. "I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it."

You forget that it was a mandate from God.


Exactly. Obama's mandate is from illegals, chicks, and queers. So not a mandate at all, really.
 
2012-11-10 02:28:35 PM  
bossip.files.wordpress.com

Aaaaaand bowties not only became uncool again, they became ANTI-cool.
 
2012-11-10 02:31:54 PM  

Rwa2play: doyner: Smelly McUgly: I called this, but I think I missed my popular vote prediction (50.2 to 48.6). Dang, no free month of TF for me. :(

DY is yet to make his final call, but the winner was projected already.

Doesn't matter to me either way really; just the fact Obama won AND the RWers crying in their spilled milk is joy enough. :)


Oh, don't mistake what I said for disappointment. The changing electorate keeping the White House and Senate away from the nutters has me happy enough as is.
 
2012-11-10 02:34:57 PM  

TV's Vinnie: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 427x640]

Aaaaaand bowties not only became uncool again, they became ANTI-cool.


Bowtie on a politician often means "I am a farking dork that yearns for 'good old days' that never existed, but I sure do like the concept of all the modern technology of today without the inconvenience of civil rights and all that fluffy liberal crap"
 
2012-11-10 02:35:19 PM  
This is where I go to refill my bottles of Neocon tears of rage. It has every possible lulzy image/text/FB status/Tweets you can imagine. From "let's take our gunz", to photos of outrage, to those photos of "I'm gonna get so drunk tonight, I don't wanna remember what/who I do afterwards".

I personally love these:

24.media.tumblr.com

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i.imgur.com

24.media.tumblr.com
Yes! Eat! Eat your sad away!

25.media.tumblr.com
My personal favorite :D
 
2012-11-10 02:35:37 PM  

Smelly McUgly: Rwa2play: doyner: Smelly McUgly: I called this, but I think I missed my popular vote prediction (50.2 to 48.6). Dang, no free month of TF for me. :(

DY is yet to make his final call, but the winner was projected already.

Doesn't matter to me either way really; just the fact Obama won AND the RWers crying in their spilled milk is joy enough. :)

Oh, don't mistake what I said for disappointment. The changing electorate keeping the White House and Senate away from the nutters has me happy enough as is.


Here's the problem: alot of that electorate is Hispanic and Asian, 2 groups that are somewhat notable for being extremely socially conservative.

That actually could be bad news for Obama.
 
2012-11-10 02:35:43 PM  

MFAWG: ....but the reality is that failing to unseat a very, very vulnerable incumbent is bad news for the GOP.


Was he really that vulnerable? I wonder if the sea change in information access is finally playing a role in politics. Fact checking is as far away as the smart phone in your pocket. That's transformational. In hindsight it seems obvious the Right wing echo chamber overestimated his weakness. Just because much of the mainstream media trailed Fox's Ben Gazzy, economy, international collapse stream of diarrhea consciousness doesn't mean it reflected facts.
 
2012-11-10 02:36:13 PM  
~o^o

deal with it
 
2012-11-10 02:37:38 PM  
Crap. I think if it would have gone the other way, I would have won the FARK EV count poll.
 
2012-11-10 02:37:48 PM  
FTA: When reached by phone Saturday, Mitt Romney's communications director Gail Gitcho said the campaign had no comment.

What!? The phone hasn't been disconnected yet?
 
2012-11-10 02:37:53 PM  

Mind of the North Star: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 500x313]
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I love it


Glorious. I don't care I'm gloating. I heard enough shiat from neocons prior to the election.
 
2012-11-10 02:39:05 PM  
bossip.files.wordpress.com 

She looks like she's about to start moving like Bernie. That's what happens when butthurt consumes you
 
2012-11-10 02:39:19 PM  

neenerist: MFAWG: ....but the reality is that failing to unseat a very, very vulnerable incumbent is bad news for the GOP.

Was he really that vulnerable? I wonder if the sea change in information access is finally playing a role in politics. Fact checking is as far away as the smart phone in your pocket. That's transformational. In hindsight it seems obvious the Right wing echo chamber overestimated his weakness. Just because much of the mainstream media trailed Fox's Ben Gazzy, economy, international collapse stream of diarrhea consciousness doesn't mean it reflected facts.


I'm wondering about that myself. I've been saying for a while now that control of information is going to be key to future success of political parties. But was this true of THIS election? that's less clear. I think it's safe to say that online instant fact checking DID play a part in helping to undermine Romney...but how big that role was is less clear. Remember - Romney ran a very sloppy campaign, which muddies the waters when it comes to determining other factors contributing to his loss.
 
2012-11-10 02:39:51 PM  

neenerist: MFAWG: ....but the reality is that failing to unseat a very, very vulnerable incumbent is bad news for the GOP.

Was he really that vulnerable? I wonder if the sea change in information access is finally playing a role in politics. Fact checking is as far away as the smart phone in your pocket. That's transformational. In hindsight it seems obvious the Right wing echo chamber overestimated his weakness. Just because much of the mainstream media trailed Fox's Ben Gazzy, economy, international collapse stream of diarrhea consciousness doesn't mean it reflected facts.


By any metric, Obama was a vulnerable incumbent.
 
2012-11-10 02:39:52 PM  
I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.
 
2012-11-10 02:40:38 PM  
www.inherownwords.com
 
2012-11-10 02:41:17 PM  

MFAWG: Here's the problem: alot of that electorate is Hispanic and Asian, 2 groups that are somewhat notable for being extremely socially conservative.

That actually could be bad news for Obama.



It's unlikely that he'll win another term.
 
2012-11-10 02:42:10 PM  

the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.


a couple of them have been showing up with the same derp. After they get tired of kicking their dogs at home they will all be back.
 
2012-11-10 02:43:05 PM  

doyner: Wireless Joe: Bush claims mandate with a 286/252 Electoral College win and 3.5 million popular vote lead. "I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it."

You forget that it was a mandate from God.


Well you can consider a 332/206 Electoral College win a mandate from God as well. Only this time it's a mandate for the Teabaggers to STFU and GBW.

/DIAF would also be accepted from the Teabaggers
 
2012-11-10 02:43:08 PM  

MFAWG: neenerist: MFAWG: ....but the reality is that failing to unseat a very, very vulnerable incumbent is bad news for the GOP.

Was he really that vulnerable? I wonder if the sea change in information access is finally playing a role in politics. Fact checking is as far away as the smart phone in your pocket. That's transformational. In hindsight it seems obvious the Right wing echo chamber overestimated his weakness. Just because much of the mainstream media trailed Fox's Ben Gazzy, economy, international collapse stream of diarrhea consciousness doesn't mean it reflected facts.

By any metric, Obama was a vulnerable incumbent.


Stupid phone. Sluggish economy, high unemployment, and slightly fuzzy foreign policy made him vulnerable to a good, solid candidate. None came forward, though. Instead the GOP had a stable of crazies and the next guy in line. They did what they always do and went with the next guy in line, who was a seriously terrible, terrible candidate. Dukakis levels terrible.
 
2012-11-10 02:43:34 PM  

More_Like_A_Stain: MFAWG: Here's the problem: alot of that electorate is Hispanic and Asian, 2 groups that are somewhat notable for being extremely socially conservative.

That actually could be bad news for Obama.


It's unlikely that he'll win another term.


I pray (figuratively) that Obama just thinks about he doesn't need to get re-elected and does what he thinks is right. Ignores the left and right screaming at him.
 
2012-11-10 02:44:13 PM  

More_Like_A_Stain: MFAWG: Here's the problem: alot of that electorate is Hispanic and Asian, 2 groups that are somewhat notable for being extremely socially conservative.

That actually could be bad news for Obama.


It's unlikely that he'll win another term.


There are still the mid-terms, and a caretaker Bush41 type successor to consider.
 
2012-11-10 02:44:40 PM  
I just had to share this from one of my FB "friends." Talk about butthurt...
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-10 02:44:40 PM  

DubyaHater: Mind of the North Star: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 500x313]
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I love it

Glorious. I don't care I'm gloating. I heard enough shiat from neocons prior to the election.


I think a lot of Americans have the right, nay, the obligation, to rub it in their faces. The right wing did it in the past midterms, they kept taunting the dynamite monkey up until the elections, and even rattled the cage just a bit more during the elections, but, as the saying goes on Fark...

daveintexas.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-10 02:45:16 PM  

marius2: I still don't see why it took so long, but still glad to hear this!



Like I said in another thread, realize that most states are still counting their ballots, including Florida.  They're at 97% in last I checked.  Its just that it was so close, it took that many to be counted to unofficially call it.
 
Note Illinois is at 93% or so in.  But there's no doubt who will win it.  But technically Obama nor Romney have "won" any state unless 100% are counted.
 
2012-11-10 02:45:32 PM  
332 X 2 + 2 = 666
He is the devil! I knew it!
 
2012-11-10 02:46:08 PM  

the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.


it has been very quiet. even my FB conservative friends are almost completely shut down. I think they're still in shock. that should have worn off by next week though.
 
2012-11-10 02:46:12 PM  

the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.


I have them in yellow. And cool people in a nice shade of blue or orange.
 
2012-11-10 02:46:25 PM  

downstairs: marius2: I still don't see why it took so long, but still glad to hear this!


Like I said in another thread, realize that most states are still counting their ballots, including Florida.  They're at 97% in last I checked.  Its just that it was so close, it took that many to be counted to unofficially call it.
 
Note Illinois is at 93% or so in.  But there's no doubt who will win it.  But technically Obama nor Romney have "won" any state unless 100% are counted.


Well, Obama doesn't "need" Illinois at this point anyway.
 
2012-11-10 02:47:18 PM  

Weaver95: the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.

it has been very quiet. even my FB conservative friends are almost completely shut down. I think they're still in shock. that should have worn off by next week though.


Not the case for me. They've gone full retard.
 
2012-11-10 02:47:51 PM  

the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.


Romney cut off their credit cards, too.

What's the over/under on this being the final election for some of the Republican base? They've had at least three days of excuses to be made and that simply hasn't worked. How demoralized do you think most of them are to just never vote again?

Which would be awesome, by the way. The less bigots, the better.
 
2012-11-10 02:49:41 PM  

doyner: Weaver95: the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.

it has been very quiet. even my FB conservative friends are almost completely shut down. I think they're still in shock. that should have worn off by next week though.

Not the case for me. They've gone full retard.


sorry man. mine have been quiet and somewhat in shock.
 
2012-11-10 02:50:17 PM  
america, where you can outright say you'll make women keep their rape babies and still get 47% of the vote. what the shiat.
 
2012-11-10 02:53:23 PM  

MFAWG: Smelly McUgly: Rwa2play: doyner: Smelly McUgly: I called this, but I think I missed my popular vote prediction (50.2 to 48.6). Dang, no free month of TF for me. :(

DY is yet to make his final call, but the winner was projected already.

Doesn't matter to me either way really; just the fact Obama won AND the RWers crying in their spilled milk is joy enough. :)

Oh, don't mistake what I said for disappointment. The changing electorate keeping the White House and Senate away from the nutters has me happy enough as is.

Here's the problem: alot of that electorate is Hispanic and Asian, 2 groups that are somewhat notable for being extremely socially conservative.

That actually could be bad news for Obama.


Meh, only the first or second generation tend to be conservative. Every immigrant group is like this at first. Then they discover the joy of American vices. They end up looking like any other group, politically.
 
2012-11-10 02:55:07 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-11-10 02:55:24 PM  

the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.


They are coming back, doing the exact same song and dance. Its sad how utterly pathetic they are.

There is a 'new' attention whore ruining threads with his lies and BS currently. He'll probably be the new phil black animal ged birther idiot.
 
2012-11-10 02:56:13 PM  

BolloxReader: MFAWG: Smelly McUgly: Rwa2play: doyner: Smelly McUgly: I called this, but I think I missed my popular vote prediction (50.2 to 48.6). Dang, no free month of TF for me. :(

DY is yet to make his final call, but the winner was projected already.

Doesn't matter to me either way really; just the fact Obama won AND the RWers crying in their spilled milk is joy enough. :)

Oh, don't mistake what I said for disappointment. The changing electorate keeping the White House and Senate away from the nutters has me happy enough as is.

Here's the problem: alot of that electorate is Hispanic and Asian, 2 groups that are somewhat notable for being extremely socially conservative.

That actually could be bad news for Obama.

Meh, only the first or second generation tend to be conservative. Every immigrant group is like this at first. Then they discover the joy of American vices. They end up looking like any other group, politically.


Honestly had not considered that. Not calling you out, but do you have some type of article one could read on that subject that's somewhat devoid of a political agenda?

Again, meant as an honest request.
 
2012-11-10 02:56:30 PM  
The best thing about watching this election was that it was over by 11:30 EST, quick and clean. I went to bed that night secure in the knowledge that FL wouldn't be able to report in for days, per usual, but glory hallelujah that was just OK because it simply didn't matter.
 
2012-11-10 02:57:22 PM  

BolloxReader: Meh, only the first or second generation tend to be conservative. Every immigrant group is like this at first. Then they discover the joy of American vices. They end up looking like any other group, politically.


Hell, I'm no American, but I full know well the joy of American Vices (I blame no one but me, so there), and I endorse the ones that are enjoyable enough.

/War is an American Vice
//And one we can all agree it's not good
 
2012-11-10 02:57:24 PM  

NeverDrunk23: the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.

They are coming back, doing the exact same song and dance. Its sad how utterly pathetic they are.

There is a 'new' attention whore ruining threads with his lies and BS currently. He'll probably be the new phil black animal ged birther idiot.


i've seen a lot of the 'i hate obama because he signed republican policies, so vote republican' pony trotting around the past few days.
 
2012-11-10 03:00:26 PM  
i449.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-10 03:04:48 PM  
1. Did you see the suited elitists and 1%'ers in the small hotel ballroom where Romney was planning to make his victory speech? Contrast that to the stadium full of everyday people that surrounded Obama on election night.

2. Looking to 2016 now is the time for the rationalists in this country to change their party affiliations so that we can influence the primaries and bring into the fold some electable republican candidates and dilute the extremist wing within that body to minimize any potential damage it can further deal to this country.

3. We will move the liberal vs conservative left/right debate to one that takes place exclusively within the democratic party. Republicans of today must be forever stripped of their ability to use those words with any real authority. We will redefine these terms within popular culture to mean what we say they mean. The unity is in place - we will find or invent the differences. All future debates should be on our terms while marginalizing the crackpot party.

Conservative - Conservative of our natural resources and environment. Prefers stepping back from the grand war campaigns popularized by the Bush administration. Separates the real conservatives from the hawks.

- Favors a smaller unobtrusive government that doesn't meddle in the private lives of people on issues of individual freedom and choice. Seeks to minimize and simplify the tax structure currently in place by moving away from marriage deductions, child tax credits etc in favor of lower rates) Separate the true conservatives from the fascist social radicals.

- Tax cuts for job creators. Specifically one job = one tax cut. If that top earner didn't create a job, he doesn't deserve a tax cut. Separates true fiscal conservatives from the financial masters that are a cancer on this country, and the largest contingent of the republican money machine.
 
2012-11-10 03:05:50 PM  
Mandate.
 
2012-11-10 03:05:53 PM  
The GOP is must be blue because Florida is.
 
2012-11-10 03:07:04 PM  
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Right this way, Mr. Romney.
 
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