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Since 2008 – Progress Through Politics


  1. fogiv

    After Fox News-like everyone else-called Ohio for Obama, Karl Rove challenged the decision on-air, causing what can only be described as a kernel panic. Fox News’ decision desk, its institutional center of authority for making sound election calls, had issued its decision. And Fox News, in its capacity as a newsgathering operation, had called the election for Obama. But Karl Rove, Fox News’ ideological paymaster, challenged the decision. So Megyn Kelly got out of her anchor chair, walked down the hall, and interrogated her own highly trained election analysts on Rove’s behalf. You are actually watching what happens when reality intrudes on a dying fever-dream.

    must see vid at link:

  2. Kysen

    Though the AP is taking its time calling the Wisconsin Senate race, many other outlets have called the race for Tammy Baldwin. She becomes the first openly gay senator ever.

    Yo, Republicans…put that in yer pipes and smoke it.

  3. …I saw the face to which the name “Krauthammer” attaches.

    It is as pinched and twisted with bile and evil as one might deduce from his blatherings.

    And now I watch the Mittbot yap his way through a concession speech of stultifying banality.

    I GLOAT.

  4. fogiv

    And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, ”I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?”

    –Friedrich Nietzsche



  5. Shaun Appleby

    Is a long time in politics and this was a long day:

    The long creative project of America has been to engage all its citizens in that work. That is the history that [Obama] wears so well, and that he wields so subtly. That is the truth that he represents. That is the great silent thing that has been there through all the debates, and the ads, and all of that preposterous money. We are working on ourselves. We are incomplete. We are never finished. Elections come and go. The political commonwealth is a work in progress. We work with the tools that time and circumstance provide. As he enters his final term, with the elegiac music playing out there in the distance, Barack Obama will use the history that he has come to embody and, perhaps, even to fulfill, as part of a larger project that never will be completed but only finished, over and over again.

    Charles P Pierce – The Greatness of Barack Obama Is Our Great Project Esquire 7 Nov 12

    One more step forward.  This will be an interesting year or two.  And just on “projects” I went over to Red State seeking schadenfreude and found a bunch of arguably decent people coming to terms with reality.  You can bet they will be reading Nate Silver in future and they said so.

  6. creamer

    Caught somone on FOX explaining that Romney wasn’t conservative enough. I think the obvious answer for the GOP is to force women to give birth to more angry white men, is just math.

  7. And bound to grow, with 31% of California yet to account for.

    50% to 48% and growing. Likely 51%-47% by the end.


    This is the last standing meme, about to be washed away. It was not close, it was not an electoral win and a popular loss. This is a strong win that speaks to a national interest in moving the frak on from the extreme rhetoric.

  8. First, Mark Morford’s Election Day Obamagasm:

    This just in: The pro-choice, pro-women, pro-environment, pro gay-marriage, pro-education, pro-health care-reform black guy who seems to genuinely care about the state of the world and helping as many people as possible even though he’s imperfect and can’t get it right every time, he beat out the hollow, wildly dishonest, anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-environment, anti-everything rich guy no one really liked and everyone knew would slam us back a couple generations and a Mormon half.

    And lo, it is a good day indeed.

    And an observation from December 2010, with added resonance now, by Stephen Colbert:

    If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are or we’ve got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition… and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.

  9. DTOzone

    I’m not hiding because my prediction was wrong.

    Between the hurricane and the election, I’ve barely had time to take a piss.

    But I stand by my prediction that Romney will win because liberals and Democratic base groups like blacks, Hispanics and young people won’t show up.

    Oh they did, you say? Well I didn’t see that coming.

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