US CHOOSES TODAY IN BITTER CONTEST BETWEEN QUEER MUSLIM COKEHEAD AND DOG TORTURING CORPORATE PIRATE WITH TIES TO WEIRD POLYGAMY SEX CULT AS BIG BIRD AND THE ELDERLY FACE DEATH PANEL

Here is your Grand Election Day Open Thread, courtesy of the Daily Thrill

It’s 6:30 AM in the Midwest and the polls are open. I’m going to go take care to vote.

Help me out today by sharing what you see at the polls (US only, of course, you smartasses), read, watch on tv, and come across on the Webz.

At some point tonight, we’ll know which of these two candidates wins the Presidency and gets all the blame for everything that goes wrong without having enough sole power to actually accomplish anything. The winner can look forward to the implacable hatred of half the population while his agenda dies in Congress to laughter. He will be a broken, exhausted, and aged creature in four years. As he deserves.

God Bless America.

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  1. AlexInCT

    I hear the LSM already called it for Obama. They don’t need actual vote counts. I hear Obama also is planning to call it for himself early because he somehow thinks this will magically prevent the vote count from mattering.

    My prediction is that the polls giving demcorats massive turnout have all been wrong. There will be a ton of fraud, most of it unreported or outright buried by the LSM to help cover for their scumbag. In the end however, the American people, the ones that don’t share the beliefs of the collectivist in chief, will lose either way.

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  2. Xetrov

    Some pundits last night were predicting we wouldn’t know Ohio until after the recount tomorrow morning sometime, so we might not have a winner tonight unless Romney pulls an upset in PA or a few other states. I’m off to vote in about an hour to hopefully miss the lines – the joys of working from home on election day.

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  3. Seattle Outcast

    Welcome to “National Disappointment Day” where if you aren’t disgusted by who won today, you will be in four years. Remember, most presidents can be described in words that start with the letter “d”…

    Disappointing
    Diabolical
    Depressing
    Dipshit
    Douchbag
    Denying
    Dumbass
    Dork
    Dim-witted

    …..you get the picture…

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  4. repmom

    Love the title!

    I’ll be glad when it’s OVER.

    I will go vote later this afternoon. Hubby voted last week. I can do it just down the street, don’t even have to leave the front gate of the subdivision. Don’t expect it to be too busy. But then, I might be surprised.

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  5. Thrill *

    Done voting. No complaints. I’m not too concerned about fraud in my county, given that it’s red enough, but the officials were checking proof of residency documents as required by state law (I used my voter registration card, no photo ID needed).

    Nothing unusual. I voted a straight GOP ticket, wrote in my own name against all unopposed candidates, and voted against all incumbent judges (because those self-righteous dicks need to get real jobs, that’s why).

    Even Todd Akin got my vote, which means that I get the double-suck impact of supporting the most ignorant and offensive candidate on the entire ballot who won’t win anyway.

    I also voted for the anti-Obamacare measure, not that it matters if Obama wins.

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  6. Thrill *

    So, my brother is traveling right now and popped into the Mitt rally in New Hampshire last night…

    Whatever Romney has in actual voters, there’s no denying the enthusiasm. If nothing else, I’m happy that we got a good fight out of our candidate this time around.

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  7. Xetrov

    Voting done. No line at the polls, though there were quite a few there voting. 160 counted on the machine you feed your ballot into thus far this morning (within 2 hours of voting). When I first looked at the ballot, the first name I saw was Johnson/Gray. For a second I thought they had misspelled his name until I saw Romney/Ryan and Obama/Idiot. Then I knew we were good.

    “I hear the LSM already called it for Obama.”

    Alex – They called 2012 for Obama back on November 7th, 2009.

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  8. TxAg94

    Bob Krumm’s final prediction is up. Unlike me, he’s analyzed the polls closely. He also thinks that they’re pretty much all underestimating GOP turnout.

    The childlike sense of hope is almost adorable. Polls, polls, polls. We eschew them when they go against our guy even if they seem legitimate. We hold onto them like a childhood blankey when they support our guy despite being obviously flawed. Not a personal attack. Far from it. I have been doing it, too, but I have been forcing myself to stop even paying attention ot them. I found that polls were the only thing that gave me any hope. It’s so much simpler when you just let that little sense of hope slip away like Leonardo DiCaprio in the icy North Atlantic.

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  9. Thrill *

    Hard statistical data shouldn’t simply be wished away, Tx, no. However, these polls of voter preferences don’t make sense if they don’t accurately reflect who is going to vote.

    Rasmussen has Republican Party ID at +6 but he’s not polling likely voters at that rate. I just don’t see how Rasmussen shows the GOP even more highly represented than in 2010 and has this election so close. Who the voters prefer is one thing, but the enthusiasm is incredibly one-sided in favor of Romney.

    A LOT of conservatives who’ve made their predictions may end up eating crow tonight, but I’m just not convinced that the polls are accurately capturing how far people who want Obama gone at this point are willing to go. Again, I could be wrong.

    My hope or pessimism isn’t centered around the election result though. It’s what happens next.

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  10. RightOnDave

    9am EST, plenty of people, but no lines at my polling place. My wife had a short line at 7am. Four years ago there was an obvious buzz of excitement, it was clear people were motivated to get rid of Bush (as if he were running for a third term). I didn’t sense any of that this time around. I hear turnout is slightly down across the county from what it was at the same point in the day four years ago.

    ID? None asked for, none given. Simply asked to sign my name next to my photocopied “official” signature in the registration book. They only make half an attempt to cover up the photocopied signature. Very lame, it would be quite easy to vote in the name of a recently deceased friend or relative.

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  11. Dave D

    Interesting: I was told by my voting personnel that picture ID is MANDATORY for voting in our state (Michigan), but you could bring another form of picture ID or some other non-pcture ID and sign and affidavit. I thought there was a hue and cry against picture ID?

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  12. CM

    Great work with the title Thrill.

    I heard that 1/4 of eligible voters have voted already (30 million out of 120 million). How does that translate into a lower turnout?

    I also heard an alternative theory that the polls undercount Dems, particulalry in some states, because lots of minorities don’t get accurately captured. In Florida alone there are apparently 230,000 new Hispanic voters (who either weren’t in the country and weren’t old enough in 2008). Do they answer polling questions in the right numbers?
    Anyway happy Election Day, America. I hope all goes as well it can. I’m looking forward to geeking out in front of the tv for many hours later on today.

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  13. Poosh

    Channel 4 News half called it for Obama already, though they pointed out Obama’s Team have better polling data than the pollsters and have for a while now been noting the momentum is heading in Obama’s way.

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  14. CM

    Don’t worry President Obama, under President Romney you’ll at least be able to find a new job.

    He better start learning Mandarin then. ;-)

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  15. Thrill *

    Channel 4 News half called it for Obama already

    Before any polls have closed anywhere? Over-bold or over-indulgent in wishful thinking.

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  16. Thrill *

    I wasn’t expecting THIS:

    “It’s an incredible system,” said Nuri K. Elabbar, who traveled to the United States along with election officials from more than 60 countries to observe today’s presidential elections as part of a program run by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). Your humble Cable guy visited polling places with some of the international officials this morning. Most of them agreed that in their countries, such an open voting system simply would not work.

    Yeah. It totally works here.

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  17. Thrill *

    Can I point out to the doubtful that Nate Silver’s model only gave the GOP a 1-in-4 chance of capturing more than 60 House seats in 2010? They won 63.

    I’m just saying that he underestimated GOP’s party ID advantage two years ago and doesn’t seem to be applying the lesson now.

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  18. Hal_10000

    Can I point out to the doubtful that Nate Silver’s model only gave the GOP a 1-in-4 chance of capturing more than 60 House seats in 2010? They won 63.

    A lot less polling on house races (only 1/4 even HAD polls) makes them more difficult to call and models tend to gravitate toward regression to the mean. He predicted 55+-25.

    This all comes down to how accurate the likely voter models underpinning the polls are.

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  19. TxAg94

    Check out this ugly voter intimidation. The guy smiles and opens the door for some old women. Fortunately, Fox News is on the case!

    Would you feel the same about a militia member in Idaho doing the same? I suspect not.

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  20. CM

    Would you feel the same about a militia member in Idaho doing the same? I suspect not.

    Smiling and opening the door for me, or an old lady?
    HUH?

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  21. CM

    Thrill, Silver wrote at your link:

    ….nearly a one-in-four chance of gaining at least 60.

    Were the Republicans to achieve an outcome like that, one might need to look to the first half of the previous century for precedent; in 1948, for example, the Democrats added a net of 75 seats in the House, just two years after losing 54.

    However, the headlines for this election have not yet been written, and there is considerable uncertainty in the outcome.

    I don’t understand your criticism. As above, Silver laid out how far back you’d need to go to get that sort of result, but then said there was considerably uncertainty.

    Most of the criticism against Silver appears to be based on the fact that he’s gay (not from you Thrill), or based on a lack of what he actually said or what his modelling shows. Some of it is a little hysterical.

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  22. CM

    Pick up and report on actual intimidation, then it actually has meaning. Pretending everything is intimidation is just silly and counter-productive.

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  23. CM

    That partisans can be involved in election arrangements and decision-making is astonishing to me. How and why did anyone consider that to be a good idea? Election debates have to be handled by an independent body, but not the actual election itself? WTF?! It’s hardly surprising that shit goes wrong all over the place.

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  24. TxAg94

    Smiling and opening the door for me, or an old lady?
    HUH?

    Yeah, exactly. If a guy in a Michigan Militia uniform was out in front of a polling place opening doors and smiling I’m certain you would not give it a second thought. Yep, I’m sure.

    I personally wouldn’t care if 10 black panthers showed up at my polling place. Hell, I hoped I’d see a UN observer. Alas, it was so not-busy that I wasn’t even sure i was at the right place. And I did hold the door and smile at the lady coming in as I left. Makes me a regular Black Panther, just trying to be helpful.

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  25. Poosh

    Sky News also mentioned Obama’s campaign apparatus and polling data is so effective that it managed to work-horse its way to victory with precision, able to select groups, using 2008 data, and get their vote. Another reference to Obama’s more effective polling methods.

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  26. CM

    Yeah, exactly. If a guy in a Michigan Militia uniform was out in front of a polling place opening doors and smiling I’m certain you would not give it a second thought. Yep, I’m sure.

    I don’t really understand what you’re trying to say. Anyone smiling and holding open doors is fine with me. So long as they don’t harrass me, who gives a shit? They don’t get to come in and vote with, or for, me.

    If America ever votes on if it will return to the domain of the Crown, I’m sure CM will be fine with Red Coats standing outside the voting station…

    You forgot to ignore me again.

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  27. CM

    If I could find a job and talk the wife into it (snowballs chance in hell), I’d consider it.

    Well I’d sure as hell welcome you and help in any way I could. ;-)

    I think that Mourdoch’s losing. His numbers are too far from Romney’s. Congratulations Donnelly.

    Where are you getting that?
    I get: Donnelly 44.7 Mourdock 49.4 (2% counted)

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  28. HARLEY

    The line at my polling station, in my tiny ass town was a lot longer than it was on ’08. Not sure what the means but McCain took Mo back then. I voted pretty much straight libertarian till i got to Akin and Romney……

    The funny thing, or sad thing is,we have 2 men fighting to hold the swelling bag of shit, hoping it will not blow up on them.

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  29. HARLEY

    Check out this ugly voter intimidation. The guy smiles and opens the door for some old women. Fortunately, Fox News is on the case!

    oh hell,in that case, i should have dressed in my Klan robes and opened doors for little old ladies, im sure that would be perfectly fine.

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  30. Kimpost

    Where are you getting that?
    I get: Donnelly 44.7 Mourdock 49.4 (2% counted)

    I’m comparing Mourdocks numbers to Romneys. Assuming that they have counted the same districts they should be more aligned. Since they aren’t I’m calling Donnelly.

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  31. HARLEY

    You bit the Akin bullet too, Harley? I wondered what you would do.

    , yeah it tasted like shit, i did not want to vote for the Twat, but McCaskill is even a worse choice.. my pen hovered over Dine for a few seconds….

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  32. HARLEY

    WTF was that one about Prop A ? WTF ST Louis county want the state to take over? I voted no, just out of shear spite… they should be able to run their own police force.
    I doubt that it woudl change the Home rule law on CCW’s

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  33. repmom

    Finally made it out to vote about 6:15. No line at all; only two others voting at the same time. Handed them my voter registration card; no other ID required. Another lady who walked in same time as me didn’t have her card, so did need to show ID.

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  34. CM

    First good sign for the GOP. Indiana is blue no more.

    Virginia is the first major test though.

    Virginia election officials have now delayed reporting of results until 8pm, citing crowded polling places.

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  35. Thrill *

    Yeah, in KC, we need to take control back of our police dept. Been under state control since Penderghast Era. That was one of the things I was surprised to see on the ballot. Went totally under my radar with all the attention on the presidential stuff.

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  36. thelastdakrat

    should have dressed in my Klan robes

    Harley, you’re not supposed to admit to owning those until after Romney wins. :)

    I had to wait in line for about 40 minutes to vote. It would have been fine except for the harpy in line behind me that wouldn’t shut up about how outrageous it was to be voting at a church and separation of church and state, blah blah. But it was all worthwhile to see the bearded hipster douchebag who came as Abe Lincoln complete with stovetop hat.

    Something I’ve wondered about and maybe Thrill or Harley can help me out. I drove through St. Louis on my way to my sister’s wedding back in March. What’s up with the miles and miles of abandoned, falling apart homes and buildings? Has it been that way for a long time?

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  37. Thrill *

    I don’t give a lot of credence to exit polls, but I do not see how Akin wins unless a whole bunch of people chewed back their vomit like me and Harley did. Just don’t see it.

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  38. Thrill *

    Dak! I’ve missed you.

    I’m in KC on the opposite side of the state, but parts of East STL have been going Detroitish for a long time.

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  39. Miguelito

    I did like that CNN’s map a few minutes ago had Ill called for Obama (though light blue) with 0% reporting and 0 votes listed for each. Granted, it’s probably a given, but yeesh, wait for some returns at least.

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  40. CM

    There are still queues in Ohio of people waiting to vote. How many billions were spent on the campaigns? How about we all chip in and buy Ohio a second voting machine?

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  41. CM

    Almost all political sites have long called a number of states for Obama or Romney, with 0% showing. So nothing unusual obviously.

    Hillsborough (Tampa) is the Florida swing county, usually. Obama taking it 52-47.

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  42. HARLEY

    Harley, you’re not supposed to admit to owning those until after Romney wins. :)

    Like i ever gave a flying fuck what people thought of me, besides, my robes are fuchsia, im FABULOUS! in them! …

    But it was all worthwhile to see the bearded hipster douchebag who came as Abe Lincoln complete with stovetop hat.

    that should be a requirement, have ppl dress as political or historical figures…..Where is my Ming the merciless outfit at?

    What’s up with the miles and miles of abandoned, falling apart homes and buildings? Has it been that way for a long time?

    Last 10 years or so things have really gone downhill. ST Louis regularly beast EAST St Louis as one of the most violent cities in the USA.. and they STILL have Democrats in charge…IF you go through there pack iron.

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  43. Thrill *

    “Everyone will do early voting here in Ohio,” they said. “We can get right in if we just wait until the last freaking minute.”

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  44. HARLEY

    I don’t give a lot of credence to exit polls, but I do not see how Akin wins unless a whole bunch of people chewed back their vomit like me and Harley did. Just don’t see it.

    FOX is showing Akin at 51% to Clair at 43 % …… wow..a lot of vomit got swallowed..

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  45. thelastdakrat

    I’ve missed you and the VO as well, Thrill. Glad you’re writing here now. Too bad about St. Louis. It was eerie to see just flying by on the interstate. Gave me a case of the heebee jeebees. Wouldn’t want to actually drive through one of those neighborhoods.

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  46. Thrill *

    Wouldn’t want to actually drive through one of those neighborhoods.

    Oh, you can drive through. You just don’t stop. Anywhere. Ever. Even red lights.

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  47. Thrill *

    PA for Obama, per Fox. I don’t know why that keeps coming up every year as a possible pickup for the GOP. Damn Black Panthers.

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  48. ilovecress

    Yeah – good to see you Dakrat.

    You know that saying “I’d rather have my teeth pulled than listen to cable news argue about exit polls”…. Well I’m actually off to the dentist now.

    See you all in an hour.

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  49. HARLEY

    now FOX is showing Clair in the lead at 51% to 42%… Why cant they BOTH loose?!

    Oh, you can drive through. You just don’t stop. Anywhere. Ever. Even red lights.

    Oh you can stop. just make sure you got more firepower then they do, or you are unchaining the\ guy you just drug up from the last stop….

    I bet it would be a blast to crash comic con with Harley.

    Im Game……just leave me the hot Princess leia in metal bikini Ho’s

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  50. CM

    Garry Shandling ‏@GarryShandling

    Fox news: “..we have such good news we want to get it on right now. The house of Representatives will remain Republican!” Fair and Balanced.

    LOL.

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  51. thelastdakrat

    Well I’m actually off to the dentist now.

    You can’t fool us. Everyone knows there are no dentists in the UK. Have fun at the pub!

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  52. Hal_10000

    GOP is now going to retain the house, so that’s good. Senate is looking grim. Nelson wins, Murphy wins, Casey wins. They haven’t called Indiana, Wisconsin or Massachusetts yet but it looks bad.

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  53. repmom

    153 each, according to Fox.

    I keep wanting to go to the last episode of Revenge in my DVR and checking back later. But it’s like a bad wreck, I can’t seem to look away.

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  54. CM

    Give it a rest, CM.

    At least until you give equal time to all the liberal news networks.

    Plenty of others to do that here, you included.

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  55. Hal_10000

    I really hope Scott Brown runs again in 2014. Would love to see him take out Kerry, even though it would be a longshot. But I figure two more years of Obama will make people really want a Republican senate.

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  56. Thrill *

    The fuck? Fox calling WI for the Democrat Senator with 5% in and the Republican way ahead? Think I need to shut the tv off….

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  57. CM

    [T]here will be 23.7 million eligible Hispanic voters this year, an increase of 22 percent over 2008. This has brought the Hispanic share of all eligible voters up to 11 percent, 1.5 percentage points higher than 2008. Recent data also indicates that Hispanic voter enthusiasm, after flagging early in the campaign, is now, if anything, higher than in 2008. This data suggests that the Latino share of voters in 2012 should go up relative to 2008, helping drive up the overall share of minority voters in the process.

    http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Politics/analysis-latino-vote-push-obama-victory/story?id=17644455#.UJnMUWeiOYx

    A 22% increase in one cycle is just enormous.

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  58. CM

    Mourdock loses. Gotta stay away from those rape gaffes, guys…

    Or maybe stay away from replacing successful and popular moderates with, um, non-moderates…..

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  59. thelastdakrat

    Can’t blame me for Florida. I did my part. At least there won’t be any hanging chads.

    Fox just called NH for Obama. I guess the live free or die state chose to pull the plug.

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  60. CM

    So after all that, the polls looks like they were completely reliable. So far the only apparent instance of biased polling is possible underestimation of Obama’s strength in North Carolina.

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  61. Poosh

    Is it true that STILL a lot of hard right wingers did not come out and vote for Obama? Because another 4 years of Obama is what someone boarding on anarcho-capitalism needs?

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  62. Thrill *

    That’s the way it’s looking, I’m afraid. The party ID votes that Gallup and Rasmussen were showing did indeed prove meaningless.

    Obama’s electoral lead has shrunk (almost unheard of for a winning incumbent president), but maybe not enough.

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  63. Hal_10000

    Looking more and more like Dem Senate, Repub house. Hopefully, Allen can pull out Virginia but a lot of city areas have yet to report.

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  64. Hal_10000

    Obama’s electoral lead has shrunk (almost unheard of for a winning incumbent president), but maybe not enough.

    Roosevelt decline a bit in 36 and 40 but not really the same thing. Wilson lost some. Cleveland, of course, got voted out then back in. It’s remarkable to win reelection with this economy.

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  65. CM

    It’s remarkable to win reelection with this economy.

    Shows what a weak candidate Romney has been. And yet he was unquestionably the best of an absolutely horrible bunch.

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  66. repmom

    CM –

    Do you enjoy being an absolute asshole? Seriously?

    You would be easier to bear if you were at least one of us (American citizen).

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  67. Section8

    Check out this ugly voter intimidation. The guy smiles and opens the door for some old women. Fortunately, Fox News is on the case!

    Yeah, I guy who is part of a group that wants to kill white babies. It’s cute he’s opening doors though. If they’re going to kill white kids though, i can only hope you happen to be vacationing here and they kill yours. After all, one cracker ass is the same as another.

    Just kidding of course, it would be preferable they just killed some random person. Then it would just be a statistical talking point.

    Why in the world is this fucking clown still here? Seriously.

    Maybe we’ll see the Klan next time in their garb escorting people to their cars. I’m sure you’d see no problem with an equally despicable group just helping out

    You know what? Actually I’ll stick by my original though. Why should it be some random person. Just joking of course it’s cute :)

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  68. Thrill *

    You’re wrong, CM. I have my either/or posts prepped for tomorrow, so I don’t want to get knee-deep in the arguments just now, but I do think Romney was as good as it was going to get. Something else is…wrong?

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  69. Mississippi Yankee

    Where’s MY? And rich?

    Can’t speak for rich but I’ve been out to Popeye’s for Crayfish. They do it every November.

    Also I have it from a very reliable source that Obama took Pennsylvania all because of one lone third party voter.

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  70. Section8

    Thanks Thrill, it’s great to see you on the big board. Seriously though, and I know it could just be discounted as me bitching and whining, but it really is painful watching CM smear his shit all over the screen with post after post. Cheapens this blog to no end in my opinion. He really needs to take his Kiwi ass back to a Kiwi blog.

    Anyhow, I’ll check in from time to time. Look forward to reading your writing.

    Oh, and WTF is with the Chiefs? I don’t think you follow them do you? If not, you’re lucky. They are awful.

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  71. Section8

    Also I have it from a very reliable source that Obama took Pennsylvania all because of one lone third party voter.

    hahahaha. Either way I still like Hal.

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  72. HARLEY

    Shows what a weak candidate Romney has been. And yet he was unquestionably the best of an absolutely horrible bunch.

    McCain and Dole were far worse….just saying…
    dammit if the GOP is destined to loose, why couldn’t Newt have been picked… it would have been more fun.

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  73. CM

    You’re wrong, CM. I have my either/or posts prepped for tomorrow, so I don’t want to get knee-deep in the arguments just now, but I do think Romney was as good as it was going to get. Something else is…wrong?

    Righto. Cool, look forward to reading it.

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  74. Hal_10000

    CNN has Candy Crowley at Romney HQ. That seems like they’re rubbing it in, no?

    Ballot initiatives are coming down. HuffPo is projecting pot wins in Colorado and Mass.

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  75. HARLEY

    but it really is painful watching CM smear his shit all over the screen with post after post. Cheapens this blog to no end in my opinion. He really needs to take his Kiwi ass back to a Kiwi blog.

    It is amazing that someone from a small and faraway land has taken such a interest even in provincial election so much.

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  76. Hal_10000

    Thrill, I really do think Romney was a problem. Flipping his positions was bad. I’m toying with a post-mortem myself. I think it was more than that, although I’m not buying the “Americans have become dependent parasites” line O’Reilly and doubtless many others were pushing. If that were the case, this would be an Obama landslide. As it is, he’s likely to barely win the popular vote.

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  77. Thrill *

    No need to beat up on CM, guys. If the polls were accurate (and the projections are telling us they were) then he’s been vindicated.

    It is what it is. I’d be teabagging him right now if the shoe was on the other foot, and you know this.

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  78. repmom

    I’ve supported you in the past, CM, and you know that.

    But, seriously. This is an important night to us, and you know where we all stand, and you seem to want to throw in jabs just for heck of it.

    Think about where you are, and have a bit of sensitivity in your support of Obama and criticisms of all things conservative.

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  79. Poosh

    Americans have become dependent parasites

    Well no shit, Sherlock. Did you really think the majority of you were so different to your European brothers? Did you really think you were better than us?

    I tolds you. The politics of envy and resentment always wins. It’s human nature, the worse aspects of what man can be – and often is. Obama’s been up to this for over a year, hell, he started it in 2008.

    But you should really, perhaps, blame those hard/far righters who didn’t vote for Romney because he wasn’t small-government enough. You could have slowed the trauma, but you helped increase it. Pat yourself on the f*cking back!

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  80. Poosh

    No need to beat up on CM, guys. If the polls were accurate (and the projections are telling us they were) then he’s been vindicated.

    He’s still a f*cking cock though.

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  81. Section8

    No need to beat up on CM, guys. If the polls were accurate (and the projections are telling us they were) then he’s been vindicated.

    Seriously? It’s more than just one thread. It’s a full year’s worth of run around bullshit.

    As for the election, no matter what happens America will still be here tomorrow and I’m fine with it. Anyhow, take care.

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  82. Thrill *

    No, repmom. You don’t. Maybe I’m just soft on CM because I know what it’s like to be the Devil around here.

    Look, guys. A couple of things to consider:

    1. This isn’t over yet. Exit polls are bunk. You could wake up in the morning and find that Ohio is still up in the air.

    2. We’re not liberals who cry about every little thing and let politics run our lives. We have familites, careers, and God (some of us. Not saying you atheists aren’t….happy….in your own way). The liberals at least don’t have to worry about us torching cities when we lose. You know why? We’re happier and we have lives.

    Let CM say what he wants. If he’s right, he’s right. If he’s wrong, explain why. We will go on as this community always has.

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  83. West Virginia Rebel

    Well, I guess that’s it. The good news for Obama’s opponents is that he will now have to be accountable for the economy and anything else that goes wrong during his second term. The Republicans will, of course, go back to wandering in the wilderness until they figure out how to stop running like it was thirty years ago.

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  84. Hal_10000

    2. We’re not liberals who cry about every little thing and let politics run our lives. We have familites, careers, and God (some of us. Not saying you atheists aren’t….happy….in your own way). The liberals at least don’t have to worry about us torching cities when we lose. You know why? We’re happier and we have lives.

    You said it, Thrill. Someone on Twitter said it was ironic that we voted in the REAL bastions of civil society — schools, churches, etc. Now that the election is over (I’m going to accept the results so far, which are increasingly based on real counts), our work REALLY begins.

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  85. Thrill *

    Look at it this way: After 12 long years, the Democrats may finally quit bitching about the Electoral College needing to be eliminated. Am I right?

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  86. Iconoclast

    Obamacare will be fully implemented. Our debt will go to 20,000,000,000,000. Dark days ahead, and I’m on record saying it.

    You win, CM. I’m done.

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  87. Mississippi Yankee

    As a rule I only have 1 or 2 cocktails on Saturday nite with a lady friend but there is a bottle of Neshoba Co, moonshine screaming “drink me right now” and the poor thing sounds lonely..

    That and Sons of Anarchy on the DVR

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  88. Seattle Outcast

    Seriously? That many Americans think so little of their country they’d actually re-elect someone that has shown repeatedly that he hates it to the core of his being? Just shows that even CM, a blithering idiot, can flip a coin and come up the right answer half the time.

    We’ll see how it looks in the morning when more votes are actually counted instead of projected.

    The Republicans will, of course, go back to wandering in the wilderness until they figure out how to stop running like it was thirty years ago.

    Only when the fundietards are ejected from the party, like the Democrats did to them a century ago, will the GOP truly find itself again and stop alienating the vast majority of the public with moronic proclamations that fly in the face of basic reason and the current morality of the country.

    The GOP needs to come to grip with the fact that 20% of the country doesn’t look to religion at all, and even less of them to the hyper-christian mentality that gave us creationism, “rape” rape, Jerry Falwell, and clinic bombers. When you are seen to support domestic terrorists by not condemning them, you’ve lost the more than just the center.

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  89. repmom

    Drink it, MY.

    Well, Obama has won, and my iPad has died, so with that, I will call it a night.

    See you guys in the morning.

    Oh…..someone please tell me…..what’s so funny about a “boxed sandwich”? :)

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  90. TheContrarian

    Welp, looks like I may be going back abroad.

    Probably Singapore or Hong Kong this time, as they are numbers 1 and 2 on the Freedom Index.

    My job is fine with me working remotely full-time and I already speak and read Chinese, so it makes sense. Probably have to renounce my U.S. citizenship because of America’s bullshit expat tax laws, but that’s no bother as I have two other nationalities to work with. At least I can enjoy the fresh minty clean feeling of not materially supporting this government.

    I’ll probably wait a year though. See how 2013 goes at least. I’m not optimistic. This election result implies that the culture is in a worse state than I had assumed.

    I’m going to keep writing though – maybe try to earn back my posting rights here. As awful as Obama being re-elected is, it presents a great opportunity for the courageous. Wherever I am in the world, I intend to keep fighting.

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  91. salinger

    Only when the fundietards are ejected from the party, like the Democrats did to them a century ago, will the GOP truly find itself again and stop alienating the vast majority of the public with moronic proclamations that fly in the face of basic reason and the current morality of the country.

    The GOP needs to come to grip with the fact that 20% of the country doesn’t look to religion at all, and even less of them to the hyper-christian mentality that gave us creationism, “rape” rape, Jerry Falwell, and clinic bombers. When you are seen to support domestic terrorists by not condemning them, you’ve lost the more than just the center.

    I agree.

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  92. CM

    I’m not intending of spiking any footballs, I know you guys are hurting and I have no intention of making that worse. I’ll sit back and read more than post over the next few days (i.e. I’ll stay out of your way).

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  93. hist_ed

    OH and FUCK. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

    Gotta go buy me a decent rifle (While I still can) and some whiskey.

    On the subject of pot legalization. I wonder what my job will do? It’s a firing offense to get stoned as a teacher. Now it’s legal, can I I? It’s been about 20 years . . .

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  94. Mississippi Yankee

    Oh…..someone please tell me…..what’s so funny about a “boxed sandwich”? :)

    Evidently nothing ;o
    Hope we’ll be able to afford them in the future

    Boxed Sandwich – 4.99

    Tax – 5.01
    ______
    Total $10.00

    Gratuity not included

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  95. HARLEY

    So this is what a ass fucking feels like……

    Obama now owns the last 4 years, hes inherited that,and that growing bag of shit.

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  96. Poosh

    Chill out, in 4 years you’ll have a Republican president, unless my theory that the very soul of America has been warped this election holds. We Brits are gonna have a Labour government for probably 10+ years next election.

    THE SILVER LINING.

    From what I can tell, Obama played a better political game. Better tools, better machinery, better tactics. He brought together an alliance of rag-tag groups and idiot youngsters, and got himself a hurricane, and pulled it off.

    The politics of envy and resentment always wins.

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  97. stogy

    I had planned to stop by earlier to say hey and happy elections, but I was flying between countries at the time. Personally, I don’t think the Obama result will make much of a difference – although I really worry about how much influence peddling goes on in the name of fundraising by both major parties.

    I don’t know if I will ever become a regular here again, but it’s great to see you back and writing Thrill, and I have been checking in regularly (particularly to catch up on Hal’s posts) since I stopped commenting here a year or two back.

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  98. Xetrov

    The Sun will rise today. Yup, it’s going to be harder to dig out of the hole in four years, but I don’t think it’s impossible. Obama has two choices – govern like he has alluded to now with more “flexibility” that he doesn’t have to worry about being re-elected, and run the country even faster into the ground. Or compromise, try to work with the other side, and maybe accomplish something (like not having the highest tax icrease ever come January). CM and his polling is in deed vindicated, the oversampling of Democrats appears to have translated into the actual election.

    As one of my friends put it – it’s been a long four years, Happy Hump Day.

    I need a break from politics for a while.

    Godspeed.

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  99. Thrill *

    I do hope you can make more time for us, stogy. I’ve been wondering where you got off to.

    The VO Alumni will always have a special standing with me.

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