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Wacky Carl is not my governor. Yay.

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equinox216 said on November 3rd, 2010 at 1:54 am

I’m sitting here in South Carolina, a lonely liberal in this deep-fried Southern state, and watching results on Nikki Haley and Joe Wilson (both aggressively Republican line-towers) come in with them currently clinging to only 49%ish apiece with over 700,000/100,000 respective votes already counted… and I’m thinking “Where did we find so many sane people to vote against them?” It’s kind of a nice change of pace around here.

On a more general note, giving ‘projected winners’ in other states’ races based on vote percentages after 1% of the vote is in? Shame on you, NBC.

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equinox216 said on November 3rd, 2010 at 2:01 am

And to get this out of the way, as a South Carolinian, I have only this as answer for any question involving Alvin Greene: I don’t know, either.

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The witch claims that she’s “won” despite all evidence to the contrary. Give that woman a Mythbusters t-shirt.

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Poor days to start reading Nixonland? Today is pretty much up there. Part of my being down has to be this 100 degree fever I’ve currently got, but part of this is just this fucking election of these assholes (pardon my cursing, but like i said, fever, so not really caring)

Anyone got something that’ll cheer me up? You know, how in like 2 years things are gonna be awesome? Blah blah blah?

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Hairus Maximus said on November 3rd, 2010 at 4:11 am

Awww yeah, taking back America one seat at a time!

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I’m very glad that Brown and Boxer won out over Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina. It’s a small, small light of hope on this shitty night.

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Good News: my state of New York will be represented by two Democrats in the Senate (the girl who isn’t Chuck Schumer will be getting the last two years of Hillary’s stint), and one gets the governor’s mansion (Andrew Cuomo over whackjob Carl Pallidino).

Bad News: my district will probably go back to being red, with a guy who’s going to send jobs to China and suck right-wing dick.

Other News: At least Linda McMahon and Wicky the Witch won’t be getting into the Senate. And it’s a good night for Sean Dufy’s wife . . . since the one-time reality star is getting into the House, he can stop impregnating her. Um . . . yay?

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I’m in Ohio — might as well be a bomb crater now. The Republicans won it all. Our government is now packed with magically resurrected has-beens, pro-Israeli warhawks with grand dreams of divesting Ohio from Iran, supporters of the Abortion Ultrasound Bill, and the kind of asshole who buys thirty second ads pre-empting your Youtube video to explain that “living within your means” is the key to fixing the economy.

It’s a bad year when even Jim Traficant can’t win himself a seat. At least Kucinich survived. But Kucinich always survives. He lives not by votes but by means High and Wild and Something Else.

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@NCallahan:

Kucinich lives by elf magic. Dark, dark elf magic.

California didn’t totally crap out tonight, which is good, though, looking at the propositions, it appears that my will and the popular will are not quite one and the same.

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malakim2099 said on November 3rd, 2010 at 5:52 am

I live in South Dakota, which is rabidly depressing now moreso than normal. Hell, even the Democrats are just as conservative as the GOP, so I voted Independent more often than not.

One can only hope that after 2 years of Republicans fucking things up, and people remembering why the hell they got voted out in the first place, that they’ll come to their senses.

One can hope.

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DistantFred said on November 3rd, 2010 at 6:13 am

Geek19: Frankly, once the Republicans are done doing jack shit for two years in the House, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Tea Party started an armed insurrection when unemployment starts going back up.

I’m kinda happy that our right wing lunatics aren’t quite so… fanatical.

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Had the democrats kept the house, I would have made about 2500 at intrade. I bet the American people were more reasonable than they were being made out to be. I’m not happy that a motivated minority and a network dedicated to disingenuous “reporting” have had such a big impact on the populace.

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lance lunchmeat said on November 3rd, 2010 at 7:21 am

My father has a clever nickname for Matt Blunt. And now he’ll get to use it for Roy as well.

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Anyone got something that’ll cheer me up?

George Takei did a hilarious It Gets Better video.

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Duracellulite said on November 3rd, 2010 at 8:59 am

We’re not all crazy over here but honestly trying to convince other people of that is a lost cause at this point. The rest of the world has forgotten there are any lucid people left in this country at all, and as depressing as it is to say, that’s probably for the best. You guys are better off letting us rot. The sane will leave diaries for you in the streets, buried under bullet casings and Double Downs. Hundreds of thousands of pizza grease-smeared paper fragments will tell your children the story of the United States America in her final moments.

We’re so sorry. We were too loud, too hungry.

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@equinox216, my sister and brother-in-law are liberals living in South Carolina. They don’t plan to stay any longer than they have to, though.

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A narrow GOP hold on the house, a narrow Democrat hold on the Senate; I’m not seeing a giant wave of doom. It might be a short stretch of gridlock, after which we’ll get 2012 and people will decide on whether they liked what they saw.

I’m in a weirdly philosophical place right now, honestly. Like the Ford cakewalk in Toronto, I feel like there’s a certain upper limit to the damage that people in certain political positions can do. A lot of people have vented their rage and frustration and handed small but clear mandates to people who obviously have no plan, but loud messages. We’ll see how it translates, but probably into them looking at the situation, saying “oh shit”, and governing a lot like the people they just replaced.

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I am also finding it mildly hilarious that Alaska is ahead on write-ins.

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@equinox216, I’m a liberal in SC as well. I don’t know if it is worse to lose by a landslide or a hair. At least it is heartening to see things shifting. Maybe in a couple more years we’ll gain a little more ground and knock some old GOPers socks off.

Oh well, I came here from Ohio so I am used to my vote not mattering. :)

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equinox216 said on November 3rd, 2010 at 12:41 pm

@Lia: Married with stepkids; flight from jurisdiction impossible. Send aid in form of mint chocolate chip anything. Full stop./@

@Dan: I think the liberalization carried by demographic shift will eventually do the job, even here. It’s holding out for the group of [age >= the Baby Boomers] to stop voting (see: ‘pass into the Great Beyond’) that’s going to keep me gritting my teeth./@

If only we could somehow quicken the process of youthening the US voting population… possibly by eliminating socialized medicine? Wait, that’s IT; the Tea Party is a cryptoliberal organization bent on hastening the inevitable liberalization of public policy brought on by greater exposure to and acceptance of non-hegemonic ‘traditional’ values, and one of its primary planks is “destabilize socialized medicine for the elderly as it currently exists in the form of Medicare”. Genius!

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“We’re so sorry. We were too loud, too hungry.”

I find this phrase beautiful, for some reason.

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Look…whatever Rand Paul does…it’s not my fault. I didn’t vote for him! I voted against him. Louisville is the reasonable city!

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Greg Morrow said on November 3rd, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I’m from Kentucky, Excelsior, and while I love Louisville, it owes everyone an apology for being the basis for Mitch McConnell’s political career.

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equinox216 said on November 3rd, 2010 at 5:41 pm

@Greg Morrow: Don’t apologize for Yertle the Legisturtle! He’s thoroughly entertaining to watch talk, which is more than I can say for the local “sorry, our bad”s of Demint, Wilson, and Lindsey Graham. And Strom Thurmond.

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Mary Warner said on November 3rd, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Well, I voted for a lot of losers. It’s sad that none of the independents I voted for got more than three percent.
And I’m really depressed about Proposition 19 in California.
It was also sad to see most of the moderates in Congress lose.

On the other hand, it’s good to see such a large number of incumbents losing, and I like having a divided government again.

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Mary Warner said on November 3rd, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I did NOT demand the Clone Saga!

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Dayton won by a very narrow margin, but We have to grit out teeth for a another flippin’ recount in the Minnesota gov. race, while savage Republican flacks make wild accusations about voter fraud in one of the cleanest states, electorally, in the nation.

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At least Christine O’Donnell didn’t win. At least Sharron Angle didn’t win. At least New York doesn’t have that idiot Palladino for a governor (not that I care, you Yankee-loving scum). At least my state stayed blue, despite some unsettling poll numbers. The right wing scored some victories, but it wasn’t the slaughter we were expecting.

Of course, this will probably still be taken by the Democrats as a sign that they need to move further to the right. Because the Democrats take everything as a sign that they need to move further to the right.

Election days always make me wish I could get blitzed. Stupid diabetes.

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Maaaaan did WE demand the clone saga?

We are such dicks man.

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It’s disheartening to see the country take such a huge step backward in many aspects of this election. I just see even less getting done now than was before. Prop19 was disappointing as well. It wasn’t a total loss I suppose. O’Donnell, McMahon, and Angle lost their bids. New York was in a no-win situation between Reilly and Whalen I suppose.

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Although I’m not a resident of the state of Connecticut, I was very happy to learn Linda McMahon lost her bid. Maybe now her family can quit screwing around and go back to producing quality professional wress….pffffahahahahahahahahahahaaaa! Sorry, I just couldn’t get that out!

So is it too late to wish anybody a merry Mexican Christmas? 😉

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I’m pretty “meh” about the whole thing. O’Donnell’s loss was good, I guess. And Prop 19 failing was a bit of a downer.

Otherwise, the shift in power is just politics as usual, so I’m not worried. In the event of the worst case scenario, I’ll probably just end up moving to Canada anyway.

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Also, prop B passing in my home state of Missouri was a plus, though now I have to listen to stupid people bitch about meat being outlawed.

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ladypeyton said on November 3rd, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Connecticut stayed thoroughly blue. The wretched titular owner of the WWE has been defeated in her attempt to buy our Senate seat. Her just as wretched local namesake who used the Cheshire home invasion murders as a political tool has also taken a sound drubbing and we’re going to have a Democratic Governor for the first time in a long time.

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Not sure what the point of bitching would be. We had the choice of people who shouldn’t be in office or people who shouldn’t be in office. In some cases, a choice between the corrupt or the loons. Quite honestly, anyone in a position to be elected is someone who almost certainly shouldn’t be elected.

It is sad that a gridlocked Congress is the best anyone should really hope for, as either party in complete control is a recipe for disaster.

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Fred Davis said on November 3rd, 2010 at 11:25 pm

a choice between the corrupt or the loons

A very false binary – like with palin, many of the loons are also corrupt.

It’s been an election season very much akin to someone constructing a peanut butter sandwhich in which the bread has been replaced by even more peanut butter; interesting to watch but fuuuuuuck, someone is in for a world of suffering.

And that’s terrible.

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Hooray, The ads are over! D’hey, Why didn’t Rex win?!

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Dr. Creaux said on November 4th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

The gas prices around here went up 20 cents the day after election day. COINCIDENCE?

DC

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Its Obama’s and the liberal Democrats own fault for why they lost the midterms. Instead of pushing legislation through congress and allowing America to identify the Republicans and conservative Democrats as the dead weight in Congress, the left wing did absolutely jack shit in regards to what it promised.

The Democratic admin should have been pushing legislation since day one. The more radical the better – each bill should have made headline news. Then as each one failed, explain why it would have helped and demonize those that stood in its way.

Oh, I saw the list of minor accomplishments that Obama pulled out of his ass, but those aren’t the issues I voted for back in 2008 and it sure as shit didn’t give help me find a well paying job in the past two years.

In conclusion, it is a crime against nature for Cthulhu to enjoy having his belly rubbed by Eric Cartman.

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Even though I’m in favor of legalizing marijuana, I voted against Prop 19 for the same reason I voted against California’s medical marijuana proposition: it’s a great idea, and a badly written law. Just look at the recent chaos with the dispensaries, and imagine that multiplied by a million.

I had a pretty good record this year, only losing one prop, and one statewide race, with AG still up in the air. Unfortunately, my current Congressman, Big Gay Dave Dreier, was re-elected again. The only way we’re going to be rid of him is to follow him on one of his “junkets” and get video of him and his “chief of staff” double-teaming some drug-fueled rent boy.

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But Obama got what he really wanted, albeit in very rickety and ill-conceived form, a health care reform package. A health care package that several Republicans have promised to repeal, and for which those promises helped some win their elections. So yeah, while Obama and the Democrats were busy shooting themselves in the foot with all the things that they didn’t do, they were also busy shooting themselves in the foot with the few things that they *did* do.

Meanwhile, while the Republicans were starting to look like sensible choices again, we got the whole Tea Party movement gradually taking them over. The scariest thing is that the Democrats have managed to make a Palin presidency in 2012 become quite likely.

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Baines: Palin isn’t going for President, and anyone who thinks she is hasn’t paid attention.

She’ll run in the primaries, then quit, claiming she was forced out by the “establishment….and David Letterman.”

She doesn’t care about political power. She cares about fame and money. Look at her entire career, it’s the throughput line. She makes far more not being in office, and she spikes her sales when she plays her victim card and all the drooling thugwits send her money to console her.

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