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Election night reactions thread

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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:50 am

OK, it's late and I'm tired and it's time to go to bed.

Congratulations, President Obama. Congratulations, America.

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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:32 am

Detritus wrote:
Mean Scenester wrote:Where the weed referenda at?

According to my twitter feed, Colorado has legalized marijuana. According to the Onion, confused Wyoming residents have legalized sex with marijuana.

Colorado's governor had a statement on that:
"The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will. This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through," Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a statement released late Tuesday.

"That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don't break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly."
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Bittersweet Victory

Postby Slick Willy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:54 am

I'm more happy about Baldwin's win than I am Obama's. I voted for Obama, because he was to the left of Romney, but it would be nice to have an actual liberal in the White House again some day. Obama isn't a Socialist or a Communist. He's not another Hitler or trying to destroy America from the inside. All of that rhetorical garbage from the right blinds us from the fact that Obama isn't a peace loving Democrat or really willing to stand up to Wall St. He allowed Citizens United, which is a very bad thing for elections. I voted more against the paranoid, racist, hateful wingnuts on the Right and the nasty folks who pull the strings of the GOP than I did for Obama. Hopefully, people who supported Obama will at least attempt to hold him accountable this time around without having to worry about whether he'll lose to a Republican candidate who's even worse than he is in the next election.
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Re: Bittersweet Victory

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:20 pm

Slick Willy wrote:He allowed Citizens United, which is a very bad thing for elections.

Obama "allowed Citizens United"? Please explain.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby fennel » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:56 pm

Juan Cole has a nice list of items Obama should be pressed on now that he's won.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby Igor » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:00 pm

fennel wrote:Juan Cole has a nice list of items Obama should be pressed on now that he's won.


It is worth noting that there was no mention of jobs anywhere in that list. Don't get me wrong - I agree with probably 7 or 8 of the items on the list, and I voted for Romney. But those are not the things that anyone campaigned on.

I have never understood why both Republicans and Democrats back down in the face of threatened filibusters. Pick a topic where you know that 60% of America agrees with you. Don't let your own wingnuts derail things. Don't muck it up with amendments. Then, make the other side talk.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:21 pm

Classy. Reminds me of some other parts of the world where they burn American flags.

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This is a personal favorite:

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You can see more here:

http://electionresultbutthurt.tumblr.com/
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby rabble » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:31 pm

Well I think they've jumped the gun a bit. I don't think America has died.

But damn. Reading those tweets, I do think we're pretty damn close.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby wack wack » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:37 pm

Stebben84 wrote:Classy. Reminds me of some other parts of the world where they burn American flags.

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Welcome to Haley Barbour country.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:41 pm

Stebben84 wrote:http://electionresultbutthurt.tumblr.com/

I don't think I've seen so much blatant racism on display in... I don't remember. Mind-boggling.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:51 pm

Speaking of reactions to the election. Where did Meade and Bludgeon hide off to? At least when when Dems lose we come back to the forum and read Ned's commentary about Clinton's penis.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby scratch » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:09 pm

Stebben84 wrote:Speaking of reactions to the election. Where did Meade and Bludgeon hide off to? At least when when Dems lose we come back to the forum and read Ned's commentary about Clinton's penis.


No kidding; at least Ned's still here pitching his magical brand of crap. Maybe Meade and Mommy decided to join their close friend Bob for a few nights on tour and away from the ingrates on TDPF. Or they're en route to Puerto Rico to commiserate with Johnfajaretc.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby DCB » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:43 pm

Gay rights - wow. Its like most of America just stopped getting freaked out. The four marriage equality ballot issues went the 'right' way. Tammy won and it wasn't even an issue. Did DOMA,don't-ask-don't-tell, or Obama's support for marriage equality come up once during the unending presidential campaign?

I know, we still have racists and homophobes who are crying themselves to sleep because Jesus hates America (or vice-versa). But that crowd is shrinking rapidly.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby Talon Newsman » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:17 pm

ilikebeans wrote:
Stebben84 wrote:http://electionresultbutthurt.tumblr.com/

I don't think I've seen so much blatant racism on display in... I don't remember. Mind-boggling.

Well... yes... but as Meade has so eloquently pointed out, the blatant racism you see there is the good bigotry.

You leftists, you have the bad bigotry, which is really widespread, and so well-hidden that we conservatives can't produce any tangible evidence of it.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby snoqueen » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:37 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/0 ... 95322.html

Our own Sen. Johnson says Obama won because the people of Wisconsin are too stupid to know any better.

Then he generously offers to help Sen. Baldwin figure out what to do in Washington.
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