Election Night Live Blog 2

Time for a new thread…

yes, because it’s over- ek


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  1. He is done.

    NBC reporter talking about how people were voting the economy, not “cultural issues.” DUH!!

    Now we must continue to crush conservative ideology.

  2. I am now at my sister’s house party – 11 adults, 3 kids and my laptop!  Champagne all around. 🙂

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 4:00 am
  3. is doing his best undertaker impression.

  4. Anderson Cooper to Wolfie: “What do we do when he (Obama) gets to 270?”

    Wolfie: “We report that.”

    Serious journalism.

  5. Defining life as beginning at conception is getting TRASHED, 75% against. Even the whack-jobs are voting no.

  6. Iowa – O

    McC- Ut

    Too close- Mt, Fl, NC, Va, Mo, In, Az

    Too early- Nv, Co, Ms, Ne, SD

  7. …Colorado- US Senate, Dem Now.

    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 4:09 am

    gathering all over. Chris Shays lost!!!!!!!!! an entire region, New England, has no republican reps says tweety!!!

    • pmukh on November 5, 2008 at 4:09 am

    and see Chris Wallace talk about John Kennedy, who used to be a Democrats, and how, “a fella I know called Karl Rove recruited him to run,” against Landrieu….

    and I’m smirking and laughing and thinking…HECKUVA JOB ROVIE!!!

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 4:09 am

    REPOST for yet-to-com contrast:

    U.S. President And Vice President Precincts Reporting 1 of 11

    John McCain, Sarah Palin REP 737 60.8%

    Barack Obama, Joe Biden DEM 446 36.8%

    not a good sign, i really thought Obama would do better in this county.  it’s my unofficial unscientific go-to-missouri county for baseline temperature.  

    still waiting for the real red rurals.

    however, Kansas City and St. Louis…. they’ll rock.

  8. Shats goes down.

  9. this is the only site that’s working for me at the moment.


    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 4:11 am

    has FAILED

    culture war issues have gone down, even in conservative state like colorado, says Rachel. it’s a reality check.

    the Sarah Palin effect is limited when you put those culture issues out to votes… hahahahahahahahahahaha

  10. of really good Oregon Pinot Noir.  If I were president, that would be something I’d check on first thing in the morning.  It is really way, way, way too expensive except for special occasions.

    Tomorrow I’m back to PBR.  

  11. according to Fox Noise.

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 4:25 am

    U.S. Representative – District 6 – Missouri

    Graves, Sam REP 6,699 66.2%

    Barnes, Kay DEM 3,081 30.5%

    this is VERY disappointing.  not only is Sam Graves a slimy ass in league with the devil and Kit Bond, Kay Barnes is, well, she’s Kay Barnes, former mayor of Kansas City and one of the more well-known Dem women pols.   very sad about this.

    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 4:28 am

    howard fineman says: some republicans put robocalls in cuban community today telling them that fidel castro has endorsed Obama and it didn’t work… Obama expected to get 35 percent of cuban vote and cubans, among other hispanics, decided not to be scared and go with the new guy… gore and clinton out of sight… turning the page, generational change… all about a new generation and new coalition… he talked to john mccain’s closest friend… they knew where this was headed: i don’t know really know what we could have done differently…

  12. …and my friends don’t start calling me eyore.  A friend just emailed to ask if I was feeling better and I said “Dewey”.  

    Is it possible it’s really going to be all right?  After watching these smug, vile swine win in every election in which I’ve been able to vote (except clinton, we can talk about his swinitude in rough, relative terms).  Is it really, truly possible?

    And…will it actually result in a society that has anything to do with me or mine?  Wait…I’ll think about that tomorrow….

  13. This might be of interest to some…

    Michigan approved medical marijuana and Massachusetts decriminalized the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, according to NBC projections.

    • pmukh on November 5, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Fox News has the best bottom of the screen updating scoreboard….it’s readable, and has two races shown side by side, so you can see a state tally on the prez level at the same time as another downticket race.

    Worst, by far, is ABC, with some bizarro system by which some of the panels change from left to right, and some flip top to bottom, and it’s so distracting, I can’t even concentrate on the score being showed before it flips out again.

    crappy crappy design on ABC’s part

    • Edger on November 5, 2008 at 4:39 am

    there is no way for the nutjobs to steal this election.


  14. According to PBS and MSNBC.

    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 4:44 am

    key counties tilting to our guy

    and Nebraska could be his too…

  15. …(I think it was Mark Crispin MIller) reported that 2 days ago Karl Rove was ridiculing the polls which showed Obama ahead.  Yesterday, however, Connell (can’t remember his first name now, but the IT guru who was mainly responsible for ’04 voter hacking) gave his testimony before the FBI.  Evidently, his attempted “non-testimony” was quite damming, causing Rove to change his prognostics re polling inaccuracies to say instead that Obama would win by a landslide.  

    This sounds almost unbelievable to me, but I did hear it.  Even if I keep asking myself, “Really?”  

  16. holding off calling anymore states for Obama until the polls close on the west coast.  

  17. 92% reporting

    M  1,211,593

    O  1,206,834

  18. Hartford Courant  : Shays Concedes

  19. is going to call Va for Obama at the top of the hour.

  20. McCain set to concede!

  21. is what 538.com is projecting.

    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 4:56 am

    Rachel says Obama will, if exit polls to be believed, carry white voters by 10 points… Bush carried them by 17 points she said

    Buchanan says he doesn’t believe it and that Obama is carrying black voters 20 to 1 and hispanic 2 to 1… but then he says McCain lost the college educated investor class. ya think pat?

    rachel is making a case that perhaps we shouldn’t believe what we’re told about the racial divide… because we the people are voting for barack!!!

    i just hope obama wins by 10 million votes. 20. no 30 million.

    • ctrenta on November 5, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Just want to let you know that the last Republican in the House from New England has just conceeded. That was Chris Shays of Connecticut.

    All US reps from New England are now Democrats. That’s phenomenal!!!!!

    • ctrenta on November 5, 2008 at 4:59 am

    … I’ve been following the Michelle Bachmann, Elwyn Tinklenburg race and Bachmann is ahead by 4 percentage points. Damn. Not good.  

  22. Our next president of the United States.

    Now its time to cry.

    • pmukh on November 5, 2008 at 5:00 am

    there it is….I’m not crying….no….really…i’m….

    yes I am

  23. So sez MSNBC…. it’s over… officially.

    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 5:01 am

    and i’m crying… this is unbelievable. it’s a man on the moon.

    thank god.

  24. but I have one last thing to say.

    I concede.

    Congratulations President Obama!

  25. It’s just a blog.

    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 5:02 am

    oh mhy god. finally. some fucking peace.

  26. http://www.foxnews.com/

    If anything calls for all caps that was it!

  27. according to PBS. Booya!

  28. Wow!  The end of the bush era!  

  29. …See where you and your policies got you, the GOP, and the country!

  30. McCain booooooo!

  31. Now the world breathes a collective sigh of great relief.

  32. Not doing well in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. 55% yes to 45% no in Ventura County (39% in), similar numbers in Santa Barbara County. We’re only about 2M population, maybe 300k voters between the two Counties, though. I haven’t seen numbers from the areas that will really matter: LA, San Diego and the SF Bay Area.

    This sucks, so far. But I haven’t started packing my bags, either.

  33. 1) High election turnout

    2) Election not decided by hackers or by the Supreme Court

    3) McCain not allowed near the White House.

    OK, now let’s take a look at it:

    Democrats: twenty-eight years of no vision, thus either electoral defeat or “victory” in light of poor Republican showing.  (And then there were spoiler candidates such as Ross Perot, who gave us Bill Clinton.)

    Twenty-eight years of the “Washington Consensus,” aided and abetted by Democrats.

    Obama wants us all to “work together.”  Are we going to “work together” to be screwed by the rich and powerful few, or are we going to “work together” in demanding something from America in light of our always-hard labors?

    Struggle can’t just be wished away of course.

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