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Election Night 2012 — Live

Election Night 2012 — Live

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Fuzzy Slippers
November 6, 201211:24 pm

Florida called for Obama (thanks “Johnson” voters). Ohio to Obama.

It’s over.

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Joel Engel
November 6, 201211:20 pm

Obama will have to own his economy now, Obamacare and all.

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Joel Engel
November 6, 201211:18 pm

Correction: Obama will NOW ensure that the Bush rates stay.

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Joel Engel
November 6, 201211:17 pm

I’ll repeat something I said earlier: Obama will not ensure that the Bush tax rates stay as-is.

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Joel Engel
November 6, 201211:16 pm

I have to talk my wife off the roof.

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 201211:13 pm

It’s over, networks calling Ohio for Obama

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 201210:57 pm

AP calls North Carolina for Romney

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UpstateNY
November 6, 201210:55 pm

The Buffalo News thinks that the result in Collins-Hochul (NY-27) will have to wait until the morning.

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UpstateNY
November 6, 201210:53 pm

Most signs are positive for Chris Gibson in NY-19. As it is throughout Upstate New York, reporting is slow coming out of NY-24, Buerkle-Maffei.

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UpstateNY
November 6, 201210:42 pm

The race in NY-25 has been called for Louise Slaughter: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20121106/NEWS01/311060046/Cheers-erupt-Dems-party-race-called-Louise-Slaughter?odyssey=mod|defcon|text|Home

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UpstateNY
November 6, 201210:40 pm

Owens and Doheny are neck in neck in NY-21, having traded the lead several times with 42% of precincts reporting. Even after endorsing Owens, Green Party candidate Hassig has 2% of the vote so far.

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Aleister G
November 6, 201210:35 pm

UPDATE: Boston.com calls it for Elizabeth Warren.
https://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2012/general/mass-us-senate-election-results-2012.html

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 201210:18 pm

At least Deb Fischer won in Nebraska —

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 201210:11 pm

McCaskill wins in Missouri

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Fuzzy Slippers
November 6, 201210:06 pm

Current Florida numbers:

Romney / Ryan
REP 3,725,197
49.33%

Obama / Biden
DEM 3,761,720
49.81%

Johnson / Gray
LBT 39,689
0.53%

Note the numbers on Johnson (aka votes for Obama).

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Aleister G
November 6, 201210:03 pm

Boston.com still hasn’t called race for Warren.
https://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2012/general/mass-us-senate-election-results-2012.html

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 201210:00 pm

Local TV station calls race for David Ciciline in RI-01

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Aleister G
November 6, 20129:54 pm

BREAKING: Lying Democrats matter more to Massachusetts voters than honest Republicans.

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20129:50 pm

most networks calling Mass for Warren

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Anne Sorock
November 6, 20129:49 pm

Who do I not feel like getting a pep talk from? John Boehner.

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Leslie Eastman
November 6, 20129:47 pm

Hoping to be a lot happier at this point in the evening.

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UpstateNY
November 6, 20129:46 pm

With 43% of the vote, Slaughter leading Brooks by 10,000 votes in NY-25. The other Upstate NY races are reporting less than 5% of the vote.

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Anne Sorock
November 6, 20129:44 pm

Tommy Thompson loses to uber liberal Tammy Baldwin for Senate in WI

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20129:38 pm

Not looking good folks

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20129:37 pm

Mourdock loses in Indiana

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20129:26 pm

FOx calls Wisconsin for Obama

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Anne Sorock
November 6, 20129:23 pm

Joel, I don’t think I can stomach looking at that comment right now.

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Joel Engel
November 6, 20129:21 pm

AP exit poll says half the electorate still blames Bush for high prices and unemployment? Really? If that’s so, I don’t want to breathe the same air as half of my fellow Americans.

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20129:16 pm

FOX calls PA for Dems

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Joel Engel
November 6, 20129:16 pm

“Well, Jesse Jackson Jr. has 72 percent of the vote. And there you have a wonderful commentary on the electorate in Chicago.”

Anne: See my earlier comment on the 21-year-old unmarried woman voting for Obama while in labor b/c she was raised on Big Bird and thinks Romney will take her kid’s Big Bird away.

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Anne Sorock
November 6, 20129:14 pm

North Carolina flips 11th in NC Red with Mark Meadows win http://www.wcnc.com/news/politics/Meadows-brings-NCs-11th-District-to-GOP-side-177569731.html

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Aleister G
November 6, 20129:13 pm

Boston.com has not called the Brown Warren race yet. NBC is jumping the gun.

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Fuzzy Slippers
November 6, 20129:13 pm

Allen West taking lead (thankfully, I was worried), but it’s still rather close:

Allen B. West
REP 131,192
50.63%

Patrick Murphy
DEM 127,905
49.37%

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Anne Sorock
November 6, 20129:10 pm

Well, Jesse Jackson Jr. has 72 percent of the vote. And there you have a wonderful commentary on the electorate in Chicago.

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Joel Engel
November 6, 20129:10 pm

Oh, no…if true: NBC calls Mass for Fauxcahontas.

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Joel Engel
November 6, 20129:09 pm

CNN says Repubs hold House. Not unlike sun rising in east. Was this really in doubt?

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Fuzzy Slippers
November 6, 20129:05 pm

Florida panhandle heavily conservative / Republican, so with several precincts not yet reporting, I’m hopeful.

Romney / Ryan
REP 3,323,980
49.51%

Obama / Biden
DEM 3,333,052
49.65%

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Bryan Jacoutot
November 6, 20129:02 pm

In Florida, with over 6 million votes cast (71%), Romney down just 3,000 votes. Razor thin. Several Panhandle precincts still have yet to report.

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Aleister G
November 6, 20128:58 pm

Brown vs. Warren still too close.
https://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2012/general/mass-us-senate-election-results-2012.html

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Aleister G
November 6, 20128:55 pm

Florida still so close. Scary.

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20128:52 pm

Mourdock closing in, down from 5 to about 2.5 with 50% in,

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Aleister G
November 6, 20128:44 pm

“Linda McMahon loses in CT” Not surprised, CT has become part of NY.

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20128:39 pm

Linda McMahon loses in CT

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Fuzzy Slippers
November 6, 20128:38 pm

FL is getting closer: 49.38% Romney/Ryan and 49.8% Obama/Biden . . . http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/

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Leslie Eastman
November 6, 20128:36 pm

GREETINGS FROM THE LEFT COAST. Team San Diego is keeping an eye on the margins of victory in FL and VA — we think that will be a clue to tonight’s final results.

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Joel Engel
November 6, 20128:32 pm

Gut feeling, based on no science, it’s all about Florida.

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20128:29 pm

Nelson (D) wins Senate in Florida —

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Aleister G
November 6, 20128:24 pm

Can’t stand the suspense. Making Mozzarella sticks now.

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20128:18 pm

John Hayward‏@Doc_0

Big pile of Romney votes just hit, Tampa area turned red, Florida 52-47 for Romney.

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20128:17 pm

Mass Senate results trickling in, too early to say– you can follow here http://livewire.wcvb.com/Event/2012_Massachusetts_New_England_Election_Results

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20128:12 pm

You can follow results in Doherty-Cicilline race here http://www.providencejournal.com/politics/rhode-island/general-election/2012/results/

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20128:02 pm

Angus King wins in Maine, says independent but almost certain to caucus with Dems

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20127:59 pm

Donnelly in Indiana jumped to 4-5% lead after his home county reported, but still only 21% of vote in

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Joel Engel
November 6, 20127:47 pm

MSNBC is pointing out that if Mourdock loses Indiana, it may be b/c the Libertarian Party candidate is doing (relatively) well. I wish Libertarians would remember that the perfect is the enemy of the better.

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Aleister G
November 6, 20127:44 pm

The FOX News map is updating faster than Politico:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012-election-results

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Joel Engel
November 6, 20127:43 pm

Prediction: If reelected, Obama ensures that the Bush-era tax rates remain. If he’s voted out, he’ll let them rise as an FU to the country.

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Joel Engel
November 6, 20127:41 pm

In Chicago, a 21-year-old casts her ballot for Obama while she’s in labor. Reading between the lines of the story, she’s unwed and without a male partner. (Lives with her mom.) Yet she says, “I grew up on Sesame Street and PBS. [Romney] wants to cut that. What will my daughter grow up on?”

Good question. Answer: Not much.

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/20015877/galicia-malone-pregnant-mom-votes-while-in-labor#ixzz2BUcLwivM

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20127:40 pm

Pretty close so far in Indiana Senate, but only 10% in so far and supposedly the western part of the state, central time zone, should be strong for Mourdock

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Joel Engel
November 6, 20127:21 pm

CNN just called Florida for Gore!

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Joel Engel
November 6, 20127:18 pm

Exit polls are designed to demoralize R voters to the west of wherever they’re being reported from.

Reminder that when Jimmy Carter conceded in ’80 while polls were still open in the west, a lot of Democrats stayed home, leading to some unexpected ballot measure outcomes.

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Aleister G
November 6, 20127:06 pm

Obama won Indiana in 2008. Romney has won it decisively tonight.

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Aleister G
November 6, 20127:01 pm

FOX just called KY and IN for Romney.

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20127:01 pm

FOX says way too close to call in Virginia

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UpstateNY
November 6, 20126:58 pm

Don’t be surprised if Owens-Doheny (NY-21) isn’t decided tonight: http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/163743/owens-doheny-ballots-are-impounded/

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Anne Sorock
November 6, 20126:55 pm

They’re talking Brown/Warren on FOX right now

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Aleister G
November 6, 20126:54 pm

Although I can’t stand Politico, they usually have a pretty good live map. Here it is, http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20126:34 pm

I’m watching Indiana Senate race, where polls are closed, here https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23INSEN

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20126:19 pm

Please don’t get my hopes up http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/332786/first-massachusetts-exit-polls-brown-warren-dead-even
First Massachusetts Exit Polls: Brown, Warren ‘Dead Even’

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William A. Jacobson
November 6, 20126:09 pm

We will be updating here all night until the fat lady sings.

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nordic_prince | November 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Geez, all day long I’ve felt like we’re waiting for a baby to be born: after you’ve voted, there’s nothing to do but watch and wait.

    Browndog in reply to nordic_prince. | November 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Perfect analogy.

    Imagine how Romney must feel and he can’t even have a nip of Mr. Daniels finest to calm the nerves.

    Me… I would be sitting next to a Valium salt lick.

      theduchessofkitty in reply to Anchovy. | November 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      I think Romney is at peace with God and whatever comes tonight. He will be all right, win or lose.

      It is we who are going to be totally devastated.

      Samuel Keck in reply to Anchovy. | November 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      IIRC, Mr. Romney has stated in his biography that he has never taken a drink. Given that that is true, tonight would probably not be the most opportune time for him to start.

    I voted last week and keep wondering if my vote was even counted in this blue county and blue state (Durham, NC).
    Who knows, maybe I voted for Obama.

William Jacobson: “We will be updating here all night until the fat lady sings.”

I was hoping for “We will be updating here all night until that Chicago Pol shaves his mustache.”

This is up at Ace of Spades… if you can, get the word out

I’m hearing there are long lines in Ohio and some Republicans are bailing from the lines.

Do not bail. It’s close.

Put the word out, if you can.

Peter Porcupine checking in, representing Porcupines for Scott Brown.

Went to vote about 4pm right after work. The place was full but there was no line. When I got to the check-in table the lady was sorting some papers and said she’d be right with me. I said, “Take your time.” She said I was the first person who had said that all day; if I had gotten there earlier I would have had to wait quite a while.

I only got butterly’s once today–started working harder..

If I only had a cord of wood to cut, split, and stack, I’d be fine….for a while longer.

The only thing that scares me more than the New Black Panthers is the New Coffee Party.

[…] Until then I’ll be participating in the live blog-o-rama at LEGAL INSURRECTION. […]

Heck, I’ve been waiting since October 28th (early voting) and it’s actually worse than giving birth!!

Romney leading 62/35! (With something like 0.001% of precincts reporting.)

I very much like the live-updating Google results page:

https://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results

Voted today at the local school. Driveway is about 1/4 mile long, through the woods. Political signs at 3′ intervals all along the road, both sides. Every candidate of both parties represented, up ticket and down, except for one…

Not one single Obama/Biden sign.

Not one.

This, five miles as the crow flies from the Kennedy Compound.

It is too late to get in a last prayer to The Almighty?

Deliver us from this evil, please?

    Browndog in reply to turfmann. | November 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I voted this morning.

    This is all I got left-

    Our Father, which art in heaven,
    Hallowed be thy Name.
    Thy Kingdom come.
    Thy will be done in earth,
    As it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    As we forgive them that trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    But deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom,

    The power, and the glory,

    For ever and ever.

    Amen.

Henry Hawkins | November 6, 2012 at 6:59 pm

William Jacobson: “We will be updating here all night until the fat lady sings.”

SEXISM.

[…] what do we think is going to happen and what are we looking at tonight? First here is a link to poll closings. Kentucky is up first and […]

Sure hope Romney pulls ahead early, so that I can change channel to MSDNC. Want to see some heads explode.

theduchessofkitty | November 6, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Dear God. Please!

theduchessofkitty | November 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm

“Exit polls are designed to demoralize R voters to the west of wherever they’re being reported from.”

That’s why I don’t want to even watch or read a single one of them!

Romney takes IN? Did Mourdock win or is that still up in the air?

Romney has more than three times as many electoral votes as Obama! (13 to 3, says Google.)

https://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results

Yeats says, who cares:

Politics

HOW can I, that girl standing there,
My attention fix
On Roman or on Russian
Or on Spanish politics?
Yet here’s a travelled man that knows
What he talks about,
And there’s a politician
That has read and thought,
And maybe what they say is true
Of war and war’s alarms,
But O that I were young again
And held her in my arms!

nordic_prince | November 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Well, whaddya know – Illinois went for Obama. What a surprise. Sure can count on the dead to come back to life and pull the lever for the Dumbocrats.

Drudge running a total from Real Clear Politics

Obama/Biden 46.9% (78) Romney/Ryan 52.1% (71)

GREETINGS FROM THE LEFT COAST. Team San Diego is keeping an eye on the margins of victory in FL and VA — we think that will be a clue to tonight’s final results.

theduchessofkitty | November 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Re: Linda McMahon.

CT is… well, CT.

The Duke and I have been telling his parents to move the hell outta there because they seem to be like fish out of water. The Duke couldn’t move out of there soon enough.

DINORightMarie | November 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I know it’s early, but some of these map results do NOT make sense!! I’m on the google/AP map, and with “0.0” reporting in Arkansas, they have 69% Romney?! And in Delaware, they have Romney up over Obama 53/45 but have Obama “checked” as the projected winner?!

Anyone got an explanation for that?! Here is the map (interactive/auto-updating – so my info. is as of 9:09 pm): http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results

I’m done for the night, but guardedly optimistic about Scott Brown. If you look at the map in progress, he’s +/- 3000 votes down, but there’s about to be a huge field of red filling the cities and towns east of Springfield. Everything west of that will be blue, and the only real question is whether or not Boston and the limousine liberal belt around the city will give Warren a big enough margin to overcome the gains that Brown is about to start picking up. Boston actually returns pretty quickly, so we’ll know soon enough. Watch those in real time and you’ll know where this one is headed. http://www.cityofboston.gov/elections/currentelections/

Warren is underperforming Obama. That’s a decent sign. Still way early, though. Only five precincts in. 60-40 Warren, which is real good; BUT, those votes are from the Beacon Hill and waterfront area. Obama’s larger vote pools are in the later tier of results. The ones from Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, etc. that are still waiting in line to be processed.

theduchessofkitty | November 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm

The Duke and I were talking. He says that, maybe, our nation is “too far gone.” He has told me he has had to deal with all kinds of idiocy at his work.

I don’t begrudge Romney’s efforts. He ran the very best campaign a very honest man could run. We all know it. But the “very best” doesn’t seem to be enough in the midst of so much voter fraud, entitlement and debauchery.

The problem is, this nation is going to suffer even further than it already has. There has to be a way out for those who still believe in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

As I said before, I cannot live on hope. I have to live by reality. Ben Franklin said it best, “He that lives upon hope will die fasting.”

    This crap will continue as long as people are willing to pay for their neighbor’s free stuff. If you own a business, expanding so you can earn more means providing more money that politicians use to buy votes. Seriously, how stupid can we continue to be and still survive as a country?

    I feel your pain. I’m so depressed. I never thought it would happen in my lifetime. America is done.

      theduchessofkitty in reply to JoAnne. | November 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Now, what alternatives do we have?

      Here in TX, there’s a growing independence movement. But you know how that will end up if it ever picks up steam: just like The Alamo by Santa Anna.

      What else do we have? There are many other resourceful states that can join the effort, but the last time that was tried, there was much bloodshed. I don’t think this nation wants to endure that again.

How do they call Wisc for Obama with a 20,000 vote Romney lead? What?

I need a pick me up… Badly…

Denver 3A and 3B pass, so who knows how much my property taxes will go up. If only I smoked pot, which is passing…

so … Romney can still take NC, FL, VA and OH … and CO to win?

Conflicting info on Ohio … still a shot, but just that one shot I think. Portman didn’t sound confident to me … should know by midnight.

Obama pumped out billions to unions, they were out making sure the money flows for four more years. And he stirred up his base .. with hate. Romney played it “safe”, which was not safe. But there is still a path.

casualobserver | November 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Although not a runaway, the most depressing fact from tonight is that more voters think Warren will be a good Senator than think Brown was or will be. I just didn’t meet that many hard core Dems in MA that though very highly of her. Could purely partisan votes be the difference??

    theduchessofkitty in reply to casualobserver. | November 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Massachusetts is a one-party state. I repeat: a one-party state.

    Scoot Brown was an anomaly. There was a GOP in that state. For all practical purposes, well, not anymore.

    In fact, all of New England is lost. It is so ironic that, being one of the big bell-weather of Freedom once, it has become a Marxist hellhole.

      IceColdTroll in reply to theduchessofkitty. | November 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      I’m here in Mass, and I knew it woul be tight for Brown, but I can’t believe even NH went for Sock Puppet. I honest to God can’t believe its this close at all, I can’t believe that idiot is even raking in double digit percentages.

      YOU WERE WRONG, MITT — looks like something more than 47% are surgically attached to the government teat.

        theduchessofkitty in reply to IceColdTroll. | November 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm

        It is a sad commentary on the nature of this nation. How far we have fallen! How much worse can it be?

        We are going to find out, I fear…

        Now I know why I have been tossing and turning in bed for a few nights already. So much was done, and there is so little in return.

      casualobserver in reply to theduchessofkitty. | November 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Kitty, I live in MA and have no idea what you are talking about by calling it Marxist. Perhaps it is just a knee-jerk reaction to anything Democrat? What in specific is Marxist about the state???

      Sure, there are many progressives here, but I pay less property (mills) and income taxes than family in some deeply red states. I’ll grant you that regulations are burdensome in many ways, but that doesn’t mark it Marxist. Loons. Moonbats. Okay, those labels may apply to many. But Marxist? Get a grip.

theduchessofkitty | November 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm

This is why I live in TX… and I Love TX!

This state is such a great place to live. Unfortunately, all the pathologies are coming here just as they have gone everywhere else. That’s why a secession movement is not going to be successful here. We are all being blanketed in a fog of which we cannot get out of.

    I just moved to Idaho from California and I can see the creep of soft socialism here. I fear for my country. I can’t believe so many people could be so stupid.

      theduchessofkitty in reply to JoAnne. | November 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      “Idiocracy” is not just a comedy: it’s a warning.

      You are seeing it coming before your very eyes.

American the Beautiful, Rest In Peace.

You thought you knew your fellow citizens. Now you know you don’t.

It’s over. The America we knew and loved is gone forever.

It was a great run while it lasted. But like all good things, it has come to an end.

Great nation, I will miss you. The free world will miss you. Soon enough, most Americans will miss you. But for them, it will be too late.

‘Truth, justice and the American way’ — it is no more.

The new ‘American Way:’ ‘revenge’ and ‘flexibility.’

theduchessofkitty | November 6, 2012 at 10:37 pm

“Never touch entitlements.”

Sure. And what happens when it all comes crashing down? When there are more people receiving (TAKING) than people working? No entitlement can be sustained in such an environment.

I predict an “Atlas Shrugged” moment.

    I just don’t see an Atlas Shrugged moment. As long as people are allowed to keep the minimum amount necessary to satisfy their egos, they are never going to stop feeding the beast.

Amazing.

So, I got ripped for being an “Eeeyore.”

However, it looks like my instincts were right. Romney needs to win “too close to call” OH, FL, VA. Looks like the doomsayers were right.

Romney was a lousy candidate. It looks like Obama is going to pull this out. I say again: I have no idea how this happened.

P.S. “Conservative” media, including talk radio, has a LOT to answer for. They all wanted Romney. Well, they got ‘im. And we’ve lost the country.

    Sanddog in reply to CalMark. | November 6, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I place no blame on Romney. NO Republican candidate can win against an ignorant populace with their hands out. They don’t care about Benghazi, they don’t care about anything except getting that government cheese.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to CalMark. | November 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    DO NOT blame Mitt Romney.

    He ran a very optimistic, very focused on the issues that could make or break our nation in the next few years. He obviously knows what needs to be done.

    The problem is this: have you ever watched “Idiocracy”? You better do. It’s not a comedy: it’s a warning.

      I can, and do, and will continue to blame Romney.

      He’s been running for 5 years. He conceded the entire summer to Obama, who ran attack ads. (Looks like they worked.) His own attack ads against Obama were tame, particularly in comparison to the stuff he threw at Santorum and especially Gingrich.

      The GOP Establishment bears lots of blame, too. They expended much energy for Romney. Or, for that matter, the Senate. Wasn’t Romney supposed to deliver the Senate even if (when, they privately thought) he lost the White House?

      Chalk one up for State Controlled Media, a ruthless and unprincipled opposition party, and a cabal of political oligarchs in Washington.

      P.S. This is the legacy of George W. Bush. If he had just stood up to Democrats and the media, confronted them and slapped them down, they would never have become so all-powerful.

        Sanddog in reply to CalMark. | November 6, 2012 at 11:27 pm

        Seems like you’re blaming everyone except the citizens who have discovered they can make their neighbors pay for their food, shelter, phones, internet service, cars, etc.. You really think a greedy lowlife who is living at the expense of others is suddenly going to stand up vote for someone who suggests they should be paying their own way?

        Really?

          CalMark in reply to Sanddog. | November 6, 2012 at 11:36 pm

          Then how do you explain 2010? A HUGE conservative groundswell. And things haven’t gotten any better.

          The fault lies with Romney. He was the candidate. He ran a “positive” campaign in the face of vicious attacks. You have to answer, and counterattack; Bobby Jindal lost that way the first time he ran, learned his lesson the second time.

          Yet another moderate wished onto the Republican Party. With the active connivance of “conservative” media.

          Time for a reckoning and a new party. If we’re going to keep losing elections, might as well do it with our own candidates, not those dictated by a cabal of corrupt Establishment moderates who despise everything about us except our votes and money.

The crying shame is that this race should never have been close in the first place:

The economy is in the toilet, the true unemployment is double digits, a full-blown recession looms around the corner, our ambassador and ex-SEALS are murdered after their pleas for help are ignored, the debt hole is dug so deep that we’ll be slaves for the rest of our lives…

And still people voted for that imposter currently occupying the White House…

Shame.

That’s not the American I grew up in.

theduchessofkitty | November 6, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Good showing. Not enough. Wit CA, it’s over.

Dear Gov. Scott of Florida,
Regarding the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county election supervisors who wet their pants and caved to the FL Democrat Party law suit this past Sunday to extend early voting, in defiance of our state rules, circumventing customary proceedings with regards to absentee ballot distribution and acceptance…..
I WANT TO SEE THEIR COLLECTIVE HEADS POSTED ON STICKS OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE TOMORROW MORNING. All ballots cast outside the normal and legal voting days should be rendered illegal and discounted.

All we’ve got left is the house. We need a warrior in the Speaker position.

Time to fire Boehner.

So where do I go for my handout?

Not that it really matters anymore, since it looks like the Democrats have taken over the country (a D+3 electorate? REALLY? Who’d’a thunk it, in this econmy?) but we Conservatives need to leave the GOP.

No candidate since at least 1996 has specifically reached out to the conservative base. Romney is just the latest. He tried to win without specifically reaching out to us, or the Tea Parties.

We are back to 1932. Dems dominant. Time for the GOP to go the way of the dodo.

Raquel Pinkbullet | November 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Sadly I was hoping I would be WRONG, but Obama will win.

At least we won’t have rioting in the streets tonight.

If Fox New is correct, it’s now over.

They are reporting Electoral votes: Obama 274, Romney 203

Start impeachment proceedings immediately.

Jack The Ripper | November 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Look, I have been so right about so many big things, let me go ahead and:

1) Pat myself on the back;

2) Say, “I told you so”; and

3) Tell you that Susan Estrich is looking better than the last time, but still sounds (and even looks to a degree) like some sort of tranny.

Now, that having been said to re-establish my credibility:

My prediction earlier this evening (in my own internal spreadsheet) was Romney with 285 electoral votes.

That prediction, of course, has nothing to do with legal challenges.

But, I said all along that this was going to be a hard fought campaign all the way through the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6th.

Although, FL, OH, VA, CO, NV, etc., have still not been called for Romney, I am very troubled that Missouri has still not been called for Romney. Call Missouri a “vicarious bellweather.”

My guess at this point. Romney declared the winner by December 17th. Odds: 50.2% Rommney being declared the winner by December 17th.

My calls on the House and the Senate (albeit not on this site), were correct (in the main).

But, forget all of that. Here is the big problem: America has painted itself into a fiscal, economic, and demographic corner. Romney being president will slow the bleeding, but even January 1981 was not instantly “Morning Again in America.” That took four years. This may take eight or twelve.

Thanks, Baby Boomers! You got everything YOU wanted: Beatles, withdrawal from Vietnam, impeaching Nixon, Jimmah Carter, Reagan, not having your parents live at your houses (see Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid), Bill Clinton because, well, it just felt good, which lead to Bin Laden not being grabbed and the trillions it has cost us since.

Thanks, Baby Boomers. Thanks!

theduchessofkitty | November 6, 2012 at 11:27 pm

One Nation, Divisible

This nation has become seriously fractured. There is so little else to hope for, except for us to survive the calamities ahead. And there will be calamities.

I fear for my children’s futures. They will suffer the most for it. And as a lover of Freedom, I don’t know where else to go…

Jack The Ripper | November 6, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Look, I have been so right about so many big things, let me go ahead and:

1) Pat myself on the back;

2) Say, “I told you so”; and

3) Tell you that Susan Estrich is looking better than the last time, but still sounds (and even looks to a degree) like some sort of tranny.

Now, that having been said to re-establish my credibility:

My prediction earlier this evening (in my own internal spreadsheet) was Romney with 285 electoral votes.

That prediction, of course, has nothing to do with legal challenges.

But, I said all along that this was going to be a hard fought campaign all the way through the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6th.

Although, FL, OH, VA, CO, NV, etc., have still not been called for Romney, I am very troubled that Missouri has still not been called for Romney. Call Missouri a “vicarious bellweather.”

My guess at this point. Romney declared the winner by December 17th. Odds: 50.2% Rommney being declared the winner by December 17th.

My calls on the House and the Senate (albeit not on this site), were correct (in the main).

But, forget all of that. Here is the big problem: America has painted itself into a fiscal, economic, and demographic corner. Romney being president will slow the bleeding, but even January 1981 was not instantly “Morning Again in America.” That took four years. This may take eight or twelve.

Thanks, Baby Boomers! You got everything YOU wanted: Beatles, withdrawal from Vietnam, impeaching Nixon, Jimmah Carter, Reagan facing hostile Congresses, not having your parents live at your houses (see Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid), Bill Clinton because, well, it just felt good, which lead to Bin Laden not being grabbed and the trillions it has cost us since.

Thanks, Baby Boomers. Thanks!

Raquel Pinkbullet | November 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Endgame: Romney will lose even if he wins OH.

theduchessofkitty | November 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Yes: I, the duchess of kitty, believe in America. I do. Sadly, America doesn’t believe in me.

An unrequited relationship like the one we’re seeing only ends in a separation. A very painful, very tragic, very permanent separation.

Jack The Ripper | November 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Regardless of how this all works out tonight, here is a mystery: Where were Barone, Krystol, and other mainstays, on TV this evening????

Did they stay at home to avoid being caught wrong in such an unpredictable situation?

Well Kids, it’s been fun. Not sure if Karl can make his point or not, but when the baby gets you up at 4am, it’s time to go to bed before 10.

I can’t stand to watch the Bamster give his speech, either.

As Krauthamer just said, Barry won, but he has no mandate. Popular vote goes Romney, and GOP retains House.

And now I’m rambling… So here’s my closing note:

Time for us to get some fresh blood in the party. Time for fresh blood on the ticket. Rubio, Ryan and Jindal, time to step it up. Hugh Hewitt, you’re not picking the candidate this time.

Matt in Colorado

PREDICTIONS:

– gasoline @ $9.00 per gallon
-World War erupting in the Middle East, as Israel is attacked and the U.S. is marginalized by Chinese and Russian aggression
-Economic depression, as Obama destroys U.S. energy resources
-Skyrocketing taxes
-Fascistic ‘executive orders’
-Freedom of speech is infringed upon; laws against insulting Muslims will be enacted
-Total corruption of the judiciary and Supreme Court
-The U.N. will have a say in our government
-Gun control? What guns?
-Europe, without U.S. military and economic support will descend into anarchy
-Michelle Obama takes a $100,000,000.000.00 vacation
-Hillary Clinton gets cirrhosis of the liver

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