Wednesday: The day after yesterday…today for tomorrow.

Four more years…

A picture is worth 47%

Obama Wins!

Obama Wins © Daryl Cagle,,Mitt Romney, Barack Obama,President,campaign 2012,dragon,knight,armor,armour

After only 4 hours of sleep in the last 38 hours, I am running on fumes. I don’t know, but I felt such a wonderful sense of relief after hearing that Obama made it to 270. At least women are safe…for now!

Last night my daughter stayed up with me, and she was very involved with the election results. She realizes both candidates suck, but she knows how important this election was to her, as a woman. I am so proud that she “gets” it!

As she was sitting here, she excitedly mentioned that she will be able to vote for the first time in 2016…and she said, “I hope it is for a woman.” I hope it is too. For all our daughters, grand-daughters, sisters and mothers.

Woman in labour, still makes time to vote for Obama

You’ve got to hand it to Americans, they do love them some democracy.

With reports of voter turnout exceeding the 2008 elections in some states, there were a lot of voting heroes in the 2012 presidential elections, but the greatest of them all must surely by Galicia Malone from Dolton, Illinois. The 21-year-old new mother made sure she got to the polling booth to vote for Obama, even after her waters had broken. Bust magazine certainly thought so, they named Malone their ‘Badass of the Day’.

And what a lovely example for her new daughter, born on the day that Barack Obama was elected for a second term as President. “I wanted this to be a stepping stone for my daughter,” she said.

So here are a couple cartoons for you this morning…there is a kind of theme going here:

2016 Election © Rick McKee,The Augusta Chronicle,2016,Election,2012,election over 2012, romney, obama, dragon, vote

Who knows, maybe there will be no reason to worry about recounts…even with Turd Blossoms help.

Anyway, here are a few more cartoons.

Romney Relief © Mike Keefe,Cagle Cartoons,romney; relief; ryan; sandy; hurricane; fema; flood; new; york; jersey

Silence © Joe Heller,Green Bay Press-Gazette,silence, end of election, campaign ads, over, robocalls, negative, i approve of this

Please post lots of links today, I just am too exhausted to see straight at the moment. Thank you to all you fellow Sky Dancers…you’re fucking awesome!

110 Comments on “Wednesday: The day after yesterday…today for tomorrow.”

  1. ecocatwoman says:

    You got me when you quoted your daughter – “I hope it’s a woman.” I’m still crying. Please give her a real big hug from me. You done good Ms. JJ.

  2. How Conservative Media Lost to the MSM and Failed the Rank-and-File – Conor Friedersdorf – The Atlantic

    Nate Silver was right. His ideological antagonists were wrong. And that’s just the beginning of the right’s self-created information disadvantage.

    Before rank-and-file conservatives ask, “What went wrong?”, they should ask themselves a question every bit as important: “Why were we the last to realize that things were going wrong for us?”

    Barack Obama just trounced a Republican opponent for the second time. But unlike 4 years ago, when most conservatives saw it coming, Tuesday’s result was, for them, an unpleasant surprise. So many on the right had predicted a Mitt Romney victory, or even a blowout — Dick Morris, George Will, and Michael Barone all predicted the GOP would break 300 electoral votes. Joe Scarborough scoffed at the notion that the election was anything other than a toss-up. Peggy Noonan insisted that those predicting an Obama victory were ignoring the world around them. Even Karl Rove, supposed political genius, missed the bulls-eye. These voices drove the coverage on Fox News, talk radio, the Drudge Report, and conservative blogs.

    Those audiences were misinformed.

    Outside the conservative media, the narrative was completely different. Its driving force was Nate Silver, whose performance forecasting Election ’08 gave him credibility as he daily explained why his model showed President Obama enjoyed a very good chance of being reelected. Other experts echoed his findings. Readers of The New York Times, The Atlantic, and other “mainstream media” sites besides knew the expert predictions, which have been largely born out. The conclusions of experts are not sacrosanct. But Silver’s expertise was always a better bet than relying on ideological hacks like Morris or the anecdotal impressions of Noonan. Sure, Silver could’ve wound up wrong, but people who rejected the possibility of his being right?

    They were operating at a self-imposed information disadvantage.

    I am still in zombie mode. My eyelids are so heavy. Y’all have a great morning!

    • bostonboomer says:

      Get some rest, JJ. At least your daughter is safe from the Todd Akins and Richard Mourdocks for now. We’ll have to work on getting rid of Paul Ryan and his ilk.

      • Fannie says:

        I suppose we have to have some wingnuts in there to remind us to keep up the fight. I’d rather see them go, the sooner the better. Ryan has learned from Romney, he’ll be changing his damn story every day for the rest of his career. I can’t stand Michele Bachmann either, but I am damn glad Joe and Allen West went down.

        Hoping for the other two Montana and North Dakota to get on board…………

  3. ecocatwoman says:

    I feel as if I’ve finally taken a breath after what seems like an eternal campaign.

    Woke up to bad news – Bachmann, the Evil Queen of Crazy, retained her seat. And Minnesotans are generally such nice, reasonable people. WTF?

    My Congress person remains Daniel Webster (R) instead of former Orlando police chief, Val Demmings. We came close but fell short of sending a capable, competent African American woman to Congress. I’m bummed. But, this is a good day – The Romneys will retreat to their alternate reality.

  4. ecocatwoman says:

    Elizabeth Warren & Tim Kaine are about to come on Morning Joe. I’ve never Mika so animated, but I rarely watch the show. Scarborough surprised me when he said, “conservative is a political philosophy, lunacy is not a political philosophy.” He actually called out McMahon, Akin & Murdoch, plus Sharron Angle & Christine O’Donnell in the 2010 elections.

  5. Pat Johnson says:

    I can’t deny an overwhelming sense of relief. Not that Barack Obama won but that the agenda of an extremist party has lost.

    But having said that, the “age of vigilance” must remain. Nominating lunatics and watching some of them elected – or re-elected in the case of Michele Bachmann as one example – leads me to believe that the public is content to continue to wear blinders where some of these fools are concerned.

    The popular vote says it all. There is little daylight between Obama and Romney. This is an indication that half the nation remains unconcerned if that number is indicative of where some would have us go.

    My anxiety over the past few weeks draws on that number. A man who lied as often and with as much facility as MItt Romney should never have been this close to winning the WH. Common sense should have dictated a slippage in the polls but it was just the opposite.

    How could half the public line up behind such a miserable example of integrity and character was something I was unable to understand. And I still don’t.

    Romney actually gave few a reason to vote for him but it was a nailbiter right up to the end. And let’s be honest: it was close.

    The academics and political scientists will be “parsing out” the returns over the next few months, some of the blame will be placed on the quality of the challengers, but my interest will remain with those voters whose belief system turned this race into a cliffhanger right up until the end.

    My questions are and will remain: how and why. It should never have been this close,

    • ANonOMouse says:

      I think much of the blame for this being a cliffhanger goes to the Right Wingnut Media that has demonized this POTUS with wild, bizarre, bullshit, fearmongering, dog whistling and zenophobia. If the GOP wants to win they MUST get rid of the whackadoodles.

  6. ANonOMouse says:

    Don’t tug on SuperWoman’s cape

    “Women voters favored Obama 55 percent to 43 percent – about the same split as four years ago when 56 percent of women voters preferred Obama and 43 percent supported Republican candidate Sen. John McCain.”

  7. ANonOMouse says:

    JJ….Great morning Post and love the cartoons. Thank you.

  8. ecocatwoman says:

    Obama got 70% of the Latino vote. It’s slowly dawning on the Repugs in power that they are going to have to change their message to be more inclusive. Big Tent lip service ain’t workin’.

    Personally, I think the main reason the race was closer than it should have been is that WHITE voters turn out in higher percentages. The notoriously powerless in our society, people of color & women, don’t because their voices have been muted throughout our history. This election may boost their turnout in the future, realizing that although they don’t control the wealth, nor wield the power in everyday life, their vote carries as much weight as does their employer’s, or anyone else. They can make a difference & can participate in our democracy. This election, while far from perfect, has rekindled a bit of hope in me.

  9. bostonboomer says:

    The medical marijuana question passed in MA, the assisted suicide question is still too close to call.

  10. bostonboomer says:


    Tomorrow — or I guess today — comes the cleanup; when thousands, perhaps millions, of right-wing heads explode, it makes quite a mess. Also, notice that the polls were right. I wonder if I can get invited when Nate Silver is sworn in as president?

    OK, somewhat more seriously: one big thing that just happened was that the real America trumped the “real America”. And it’s also the election that lets us ask, finally, “Who cares what’s the matter with Kansas?”

    For a long time, right-wingers — and some pundits — have peddled the notion that the “real America”, all that really counted, was the land of non-urban white people, to which both parties must abase themselves. Meanwhile, the actual electorate was getting racially and ethnically diverse, and increasingly tolerant too. The 2008 Obama coalition wasn’t a fluke; it was the country we are becoming.

    And sure enough that more diverse and, if you ask me, better nation just won big.

  11. bostonboomer says:

    Heidi Heitkamp appears to have won the ND Senate race. That’s one more woman and Democrat in the Senate.

    Following a vigorous race for the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad, Democrat Heidi Heitkamp led Republican Rick Berg by 2,994 votes with all precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. Berg had been viewed as a slight favorite, but Heitkamp, a former state attorney general showed herself to be an able campaigner. Under North Dakota law, a candidate can ask for a recount if the margin of victory is more than 0.5 percent, but less than 2 percent. The margin in this race is about 1 percent and as of 5:45 a.m. the official outcome was still uncertain.

  12. ANonOMouse says:

    It looks like 2 races Dem Senators appear to have won, still haven’t been called, according to the MSNBC Senate Board, Heitkamp and Tester. When they’re called we move to 53 Dems + 2 independents in the Dem Caucus.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I’m glad Tester won. I hadn’t heard that yet. I’m so thrilled that my home state of North Dakota elected a women to the Senate!

      • ANonOMouse says:

        I love Heitkamp. Big Ed had her on his show a lot and she is terrific. I’m particularly PROUD of Tammy Baldwin. FINALLY an Openly Gay Woman in the U.S. Senate.

      • bostonboomer says:

        Isn’t it wonderful? I think Barbara Mikulski is gay.

  13. ANonOMouse says:

    Elizabeth Warren was really great on Morning Joe. It’s a great day for women

  14. bostonboomer says:

    I’ll bet Joe Walsh’s ex-wife is laughing her ass off this morning. Now he might have to get a real job.

  15. Look at this you can go to the page to see the links:

    The Roundup for November 6, 2012 | FDL News Desk

    Politics USA

    ❖ True the Vote (tea-partiers) in Franklin County, OH tried to “sign up as poll observers in African American-heavy precincts in central Ohio, but seem to have forged signatures to do so.” Result: the persons involved will not be allowed as poll observers in Franklin County. Update: The group “may soon find itself under investigation for fraud“.

    ❖ A Federal judge has rejected the lawsuit against use of new software on OH voting machines.

    ❖ Youth involvement in getting out the vote in OH.

    ❖ “Peculiar” analysis of the presidential race was broadcast twice by WSYX in Columbus, OH, last night. Billed as an “election special”, the show featured “some of the most partisan criticisms of President Barack Obama, and spent relatively little time” on Mitt Romney.

    ❖ A gated community in Woodstock, GA has decided to “step up security” through next Monday by keeping the gates closed. The ‘wingers have got themselves in a tizzy fearing rioting and I don’t know what all.

    ❖ That election worker in Clackamas County, OR accused of “altering multiple ballots to benefit Republican candidates” has been fired.

    ❖ An unknown number (though “nowhere close to 12,000″) Pinellas County, FL residents received a robocall from the county elections office telling them they could vote “tomorrow”. Problem is, the robocalls went out between 8:00 and 8:30 this morning.

    ❖ Despite “a massive voter registration drive [by the local NAACP], which added some 10,000 new voters to Hinds County [MS] registers . . . many of the names” haven’t turned up in the appropriate database. The Circuit Clerk for Hinds County has been cited and fined three times since 2008 for failure to comply with legal requirements. Hinds County has quite a civil rights history. JFK placed it under martial law for a year.

    ❖ The Republican National Committee wrote to the MO Secretary of State stating that voting machines were reported to have given Romney votes to Obama. There had been one instance of a voter trying to cast an absentee ballot using a machine having such a problem. A clerk reset the machine and it then functioned properly.

    • Pat Johnson says:

      Which is probably why Fox News was holding firm on the outcome that Romney may be the winner.

      When your side has actively disenfranchised, intimidating, and standing between the voter and the voting machine it must have come as a tremendous shock that it wasn’t working.

      There must be an awful ot of “WTF?” dripping from their lips this morning when they have done everything within their power to defeat Obama by “hook or by crook” and to no avail.

  16. Pat Johnson says:

    Steve Schmidt the GOP political operative is making sense this morning.

    The Republican Party must get itself together and stop the process where lunatics are passing through the primaries. He even ticked off names like Murdouck, Akin, Angle, and O’Donnell as examples of why the GOP got its “clocked cleaned”.

    Steve must be hated by those on the Right as he is a contributor to MSNBC and gives a clear cut analysis of what is wrong with his party. Of course, he is the same Steve Schmidt who gave us Sarah Palin but I think he has spent the last few years trying to “redeem” that decision.

    His belief is that you can’t run on “vaginal probes” and expect to win.

  17. janicen says:

    I’m trying to copy my favorite FB meme so far! Hope it comes through.

  18. bostonboomer says:

    I just watched Chuck Todd summarize the results by demographics, and he made no mention of women unless I missed it somehow.

    • bostonboomer says:

      And am I the only one who is already sick of the “reach out to Republicans” crap? Give me a break!

      • janicen says:

        No kidding! That’s all we’re hearing now. If this were a Romney victory we’d be hearing about how the country wants change and that this is a mandate for Republican ideals. Obama wins and they’re all saying he’s going to have to work with Republicans now. BS!!!!
        I hope Obama has learned that there’s no working with those people, we have to keep on stomping them.

      • NW Luna says:

        There’s obviously a majority of Americans who are sick of the reach across the aisle surrender crap, after this election!

      • ecocatwoman says:

        If they are going there, shouldn’t they also say it’s time for the Republicans to reach out to the prez & Dems? What this suggestion brings to mind is Lucy, Charlie Brown & the football. Lucy = Republicans & Charlie = the prez. Hopefully he has learned Lucy is just gonna yank that football away at the last minute?

  19. Beata says:

    I confess I don’t feel anything today. Maybe I’m just tired.

  20. peregrine says:

    NC went as I predicted: Romney and new republican governor (McCrory) from Charlotte. NC’s unemployment rate is the 5th highest in the country, 9.6%, and too many bought Romney’s lie that he would be handing out jobs post-inauguration. Obama lost the state by 96,000 votes or a little more than 2% of the vote. McCrory had a 6 to 1 cash advantage. He’s the first in modern history with a republican-led General Assembly.

    I wish Bachmann and Ryan had lost, but I’m thrilled that Akin, Mourdock, and West got the axe.

    I’m happy about the Senate wins by women: Baldwin, Warren, and McCaskill.

    I’ll be watching NH with its all women cast.

    It is a great day for America when the nutty far-right republicans are rejected by the voters.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      True That…..It’s also a great day when Billionaires find out that unless they want to bankrupt themselves, they don’t have enough money to defeat the collective will of the American people. They couldn’t do it by slipping the bucks to GOP state legislators & governors to suppress the vote and they can’t do it by running over a billion dollars worth of dark money ads. Finally, average American’s put the plutocracy in time out.

  21. ANonOMouse says:

    II don’t mind listening to pundits who are reality based, sometimes they offer really interesting anecdotal info, but it’s time for the batshit crazy pundits like Dick the toe sucker Morris and Karl Koch Rove to STFU and get off the tube.

    “What does this victory mean?” Mashable’s Chris Taylor wrote. “That mathematical models can no longer be derided by “gut-feeling” pundits. That Silver’s contention — TV pundits are generally no more accurate than a coin toss — must now be given wider credence.”

  22. NW Luna says:

    Our state’s newly redrawn Congressional district was just won by a woman Democrat, Susan DelBene.

  23. peggysue22 says:

    News on the female victories is a very good thing, indeed. And though all the crazies haven’t been expunged, people like Allen West have been sent packing. BTW, Alan Grayson won his seat back in Florida. Grayson is the stridently, progressive congress person that the GOP loves to hate. Means the sparks will be flying next year! Warren’s win in MA is particularly sweet. The socialist [according to Mayor Bloomberg] is going to Washington! Good for her. And Tammy Duckworth taking out the odious Walsh made the night a thumbs up for reason and women’s rights. Not too shabby.

    • HT says:

      West is gone? Hip Hip hooray! Now if only he will fade into the wallpaper.
      The wins of women is amazing – about time.

  24. HT says:

    Congratulations Gentlefolk, you and your myriad friends, relatives, acquaintances etc did it! Great news. BTW, the Trump is having a meltdown. I do wish he would do something about his hair – it’s most distracting. Looks like a suirrel jumped on his head (I don’t usually make comments about a person’s appearance, but Donald, get real)

    • RalphB says:

      Jeez, what a clown! My apologies to real clowns everywhere.

    • Fannie says:

      I was hoping the paddy wagon showed up at his place, and hauled his ass off to a mental institution.

      • HT says:

        Honestly Fannie, from those tweets I doubt that there’s a mental institution or psychiatrist/psychologist anywhere that could diagnose the man – too many syndromes. However they still do have padded rooms, so might be a good idea.

  25. RalphB says:

    Isn’t it about time we put aside the canard that we are a “center right” country? The punditocracy may be but America clearly is not as a whole!

    • ANonOMouse says:

      I agree Ralph. This country leans left. We had 3 ballot referendums supporting gay marriage that passed and a couple of marijuana initiatives that passed. Only the old confederacy and the cowboy states are holding on to 1950.

  26. RalphB says:

    AP has called the Montana Senate race for Jon Tester. One more Democrat coming back.

  27. peregrine says:

    Did I hear a young blond female twit say on MSNBC that Roe v Wade is 50 years old and not in any danger? (Don’t tell me her name.) She has us boomers to thank that the damn thing passed in the first place. I won’t expound on all the other things she is indebted to my generation for, but I’d like to know what she and the younger generation plan to do to insure that Roe hangs around forever. I’m listening….

    • HT says:

      Don’t hold your breath, please. These young twits who expound on stuff have no idea what is was like to live in a time when there were no protections for women.

  28. RalphB says:

    With Obama ahead by over 60K votes, I wonder why they haven’t called Florida to put the victory at 332 electoral votes?

    • peregrine says:

      Because it’s Florida, Ralph, and Rick Scott is looking for something, anything, to disallow those votes.

      • RalphB says:

        I was just reading the Miami Herald and they know Obama has won, though absentee ballots are still being counted. Guess it’s only a matter of how long Scott can hold out.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        Scott needs to go ahead and count his numbered days. I think Crist is going to take a run at him next time and that will be the end of that.

      • ecocatwoman says:

        Got that right, peregrine. I was thinking the same thing myself as I drove to work this morning. My state always has to be the fly in the election ointment.

  29. ANonOMouse says:

    Dick Morris: ‘I’ve Got Egg On My Face’

    Hmmmmmmm! Where I come from we don’t call what you have on your face “egg”. Go suck a toe!!!!

    • ANonOMouse says:

      Dick is THE PERFECT name for you, Morris.

    • RalphB says:


    • RalphB says:

      The popular vote is now Obama 50 and Rmoney 48%. Votes are still being counted and I think it would be perfect if Rmoney wound up with 47%. Maybe tattoo it on his forehead.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        OMG….Ralph, I hadn’t thought of that. That would be freaky coincidental.

      • HT says:

        Wouldn’t that be sweet – but tattoo it on Ann’s forehead as well – “You People” are angry.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        We should all have it tattoed on our ass, so we can tell them to kiss our collective 47%.

      • peregrine says:

        We have that mystery “server” to thank for that cool display of the real Romney. I remain astonished that anyone was allowed into that Boca fundraiser with a cell-phone. The great 2012 campaign “Reveal” on video for posterity. The “reveal” on the LDS’s Church is nearly as bad.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        I’m telling ya…..That server, she/he/they, whoever they are, deserves the Congressional Medal of Honor.

      • RalphB says:

        That server has the thanks of a grateful nation!

  30. RalphB says:

    The shrill one is always right.

    Paul Krugman: Wall Street’s Bad Investment Decision

    There are many lists now circulating of the biggest winners and losers from the election; oddly, however, none of the lists I’ve seen mentions just how bad this result is for Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe.

    The story, as you may recall, is that the financial industry — having brought both itself and the rest of the world to the edge of disaster — was bailed out by taxpayers. Yet far from being grateful, top financial types were furious at Obama for occasionally hinting that some of them might have misbehaved a bit. And investment bankers — who normally lean Democratic — went overwhelmingly to the other side, pouring cash into Mitt Romney’s coffers in the no doubt correct expectation that a Romney administration would dismantle financial reform and treat their wealth with the adulation they believe to be their birthright.

    But Romney lost and Obama won. The limits of their power have been cruelly exposed, and the reelected president now owes them nothing. Did I mention that Elizabeth Warren is going to the Senate — a Senate that will be substantially more progressive and less Wall Street friendly than before?

    Bad move, guys.

  31. She realizes both candidates suck, but she knows how important this election was to her, as a woman. I am so proud that she “gets” it!

    This made me cry…I am only consoled by the fact that Elizabeth Warren won and that I won’t have to see Joe Walsh on the tv again lecturing us working people.

    I hope Bill Clinton is thanked by Obama working to repeal the Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich. It is no coincidence that Thomas Peterffy spent millions so he doesn’t have to pay taxes…I mean how will he survive with 5.4 Billion dollars!?!

    I also hope Obama doesn’t send Homeland Security after Occupy again, after all they are busy helping/working in Sandy Relief, they were never ‘terrorists’, just young people who expected change and saw their parents loose their jobs and their homes. Some thing needs to be done in respect to the increasing foreclosures…

    • RalphB says:

      Supposedly Obama called Bill Clinton and had a long conversation as soon as he got off the phone when Romney called to concede. It would be great to see that relationship last.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        Yes it would, Clinton would be a great mentor since no one understands the job but people who have done it. Obama & Clinton working together is a win-win for all of us

  32. Y’all gotta check this blog post out: Headly Westerfield’s: The Fox “News” Spin Cycle ► Episode One

    For the last little while I have been collecting some of the propaganda sent out by Fox “News” over its facebook feeds. The Fox “News” Spin Cycle™ has been on overdrive lately in its attempt to WHITEwash Mittens Romney. It’s as if they live in an alternate reality. Oh, wait, they do!!! It’s as if we have all landed in Bizarro World, which is where all Fox “News” viewers live; an alternate reality where facts are meaningless and belief in the fear-mongering bullshit they are fed. Clearly they live by the Bizarro Code. Here are just a few of the most egregious and/or funny, depending on your point of view:

    These are something else!

  33. ‘The Daily Show’ looks to 2016 (video)

    With the 2012 election in the books, it’s on to 2016, right?

    At least it was on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” which humorously looked ahead four years on Tuesday night.

    “Tonight’s results have caused a seismic shift in what we’re forecasting for the 2016 election,” said Wyatt Cenac. “The real winner tonight looks to be Hillary Clinton, who Nate Silver is now projecting at 68 percent chance of victory over Jeb Bush.”

    If only!

  34. Ron4Hills says:

    My Republican friends are so somber today. Not a peep about the election. Almost as if they think if they pretend like it didn’t happen, it will go away.

  35. socalannie says:

    Great morning post! I hope you get some rest! Lovely to hear about your daughter. We parents need to teach our kids to fight for change. I’m proud to tell you that my 18 yo son is also looking forward to voting for a woman for prez in 16. So is my husband.

    A great day for women, and I’m looking forward to seeing more voted in next time. I wasn’t surprised by the election, thought Obama would win, and yes, trusted Nate.

    RalphB, love your comment about Rmoney possibly ending up with 47%! God that would be awesome!

    What the heck Florida? Wow, that gov really doesn’t want to give FL to Obama, does he?

    • ANonOMouse says:

      SoCal…..Hello….Aren’t we glad this one is over? There is some major shape shifting going on by the host at JWS, but I think he’s lost the folks who made up the bulk of his audience for good. It looks like the remaining folks, many of them ratfuckers, seem to be in their death throes. One person is even talking suicide. Unbelievable.

      Have a great day and Peace.

      • RalphB says:

        I note that the Klown has decided to take a sabbatical. Who knows what that means?

      • socalannie says:

        Mouse, hello & Happy Wednesday! Yes, I am so happy & relieved that the evil empire was defeated. So many revolting repubs…getting the ass kicking they deserved! And am so happy about the women who won. Cried when I watched Warren last nite. Have high hopes for her and the others.

        About JWS…agree with you about most of whats left being ratfuckers. I got treated like shit there myself and am glad that I abandoned that sinking ship in good time. Suicide?!?! Over an election loss? Good lordy.

      • socalannie says:

        RalphB, LOL about clown. You’re so funny! I am so hoping now that the final counts push Rmoney down to 47. Even 47.9 would work!

      • ANonOMouse says:

        “Cried when I watched Warren last nite. Have high hopes for her and the others.”

        It was a special night indeed. I loved seeing the 1st woman Senator from Mass. and the first openly Gay Woman Senator, Tammy Baldwin. It was something that I couldn’t have imagined even 10 years ago. I just hope we’ll see Hillary or another Dem Woman POTUS (don’t want any Palin, Bachmann loonies) in our lifetime. I think you have a better shot at being here for that than I, but it can’t come soon enough for our country. I hope to leave all of our children, but especially our daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters, a world where equality in healthcare, education, hiring, promotion and pay is protected in the law.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        “I note that the Klown has decided to take a sabbatical. Who knows what that means?”

        That means that ratfuckers experienced a major FAIL last night. I expect a lot of them will drop out since their mission is over.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        I’m still wondering how much the ratfuckers got paid to screw with peoples brains and stir their special brand of hate.

      • socalannie says:

        “…wondering how much the ratfuckers got paid…”

        Mouse, I doubt if it was much. The resident paid troll & multiple identity bully on that former site admitted on another site that she made hardly anything. I remember one of her most abrasive comments on JWS was: “…screw abortion. I want wealth!” What an idiot. These people were used & will be tossed aside. The rich & powerful don’t share their wealth willingly. Why else would they fight the unions and fight minimum wage laws and fight having to provide insurance, among other things? Maybe a few of of the rf’er trolls will learn, but I doubt it and don’t really care. The day Rmoney announced the horrific Paul Ryan, I said on that site that they would lose. One or two others agreed. The rest blathered on, Faux News style, about how the R/R win would be a blowout. I’m so glad I’m outta there!

      • ANonOMouse says:

        “I said on that site that they would lose. One or two others agreed. The rest blathered on, Faux News style, about how the R/R win would be a blowout. I’m so glad I’m outta there!”

        I’m glad you’re outta there and I’m glad you were proven correct. I was gone well before the Ryan choice and didn’t follow the blog much after I left. I was basically hammered out of there when the blog and it’s commenters went so far off the rails I was disagreeing with every post and every commenter.

        The posts here by the front pagers are incredible. Everyday I look forward to reading their posts and the opinions of the commenters. This is a great blog.

    • RalphB says:

      I just think 47% as Rmoney’s number would be so perfect. A kind of constant reminder that you can’t be a douche nozzle to that many people and still expect to get their votes.

  36. ecocatwoman says:

    Terry Gross did a terrific interview with Norm Ornstein today (audio up later). He laid the blame for the beginning of the nasty partisanship directly at Gingrich’s feet. Here’s a link for later: In the event anyone has forgotten, Ornstein is co-author of “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks.”