December 20, 2014

Wednesday Evening Thread: Bring It On Home

Mariah Carey has created a new song called “Bring It On Home,” a soulful ballad that honors President Obama’s accomplishments in the past and his vision for the future.

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  • Miranda

    Folks bout to start telling ere thang LOL

    Olmert: Netanyahu interfered in U.S. elections for Sheldon Adelson

    Speaking to U.S. Jewish leaders, the former PM, who is considering a return to politics, says Netanyahu might not have ‘a friend in the White House’ after he publicly backed Republican nominee Romney.
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/u-s-elections-2012/olmert-netanyahu-interfered-in-u-s-elections-for-sheldon-adelson.premium-1.475990

    • Alma98

      We knew this though they weren’t fooling nobody.

      • AxelFoley

        POU stay ahead of the game. We knew this shit from jump.

        • Alma98

          We got it like Axel lol.

    • rikyrah

      Bibi better watch his back.

      he backed the wrong one…and tried to get in our election.

      Karma is wicked, and she’s always looking for someone to explain to them that she’s undefeated.

      • conlakappa

        Given his past zipper problems, I wouldn’t be surprised if something like that is what finally brings down his political career.

  • rikyrah

    yes, Ohio did it.

    And, the Brothas and Sistas did it.

    fact…

    Black folks came out in larger numbers in 2012.

    IF they had come out in the same numbers as 2008,

    Romney would have won Ohio.

    Thank you, Black folks.

    • goldenstar

      Thank you to State Senator Nina Turner. She knows her district. She speaks her mind: clearly and with great conviction.

      Oh, yes we can.

      • AxelFoley

        Nina Turner. We gonna have to start calling her Proud Mary.

        And we’re rollin’
        Roooollin’
        Rollin’
        Roooollin’
        Rollin’ on a river

      • qosine

        Yes. She’s a star! I’m looking forward to seeing her after the big win.

  • Alma98

    I’m watching the first family take off from Chicago.

    • crazycanuck

      lol, was the President and Sasha racing up the stairs?

      • Miranda

        Yep!

        David Nakamura‏@DavidNakamura
        Pool: as Obamas left Chi on AF1, Potus and Sasha “raced to the top of the stairs. Looked like a tie though maybe she was first by a smidge”

  • Miranda

    Watch Colorado Poll Watcher Report ‘High Concentration of People of Color’ (Video)

    excerpt:
    Shortly afterwards, I noticed a man wearing a suit with a distinguishable US flag tie, who seemed especially irritated as he walked around the voting center, sometimes looking at people in line and turning red with anger. Long after the doors were closed, and the final batch of voters were casting their ballots, this gentleman made two phone calls to report what he had observed—all within earshot of several voters and poll workers, who sometimes stared at him in confusion or disbelief.

    The man, who later identified himself to me as Republican poll watcher Dayton Conway, complained not only about the water and pizza handed to voters in line, but also about what he said was the disproportionate amount of people of color who were casting ballots.
    http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/11/watch_a_colorado_gop_poll_watcher_report_a_high_concentration_of_people_of_color.html

    • JojoRaze

      Haters gonna hate! The GOP really thinks the electorate in presidential years, which always features more poc, is not the natural electorate. They really thought 2010 was the real electorate.

      No boo, you gotta come correct in presidential years and talk about issues that matter to most people, not just elderly senior lambasting big government while the ride on their Medicare-paid-for Mobility scooters.

      The funny thing is this: the CO SOS told people in CO to vote wherever. If you have a state-ID or phone/utility bill, why have precincts places?

    • JojoRaze

      Haters gonna hate! The GOP really thinks the electorate in presidential years, which always features more poc, is not the natural electorate. They really thought 2010 was the real electorate.

      No boo, you gotta come correct in presidential years and talk about issues that matter to most people, not just elderly senior lambasting big government while the ride on their Medicare-paid-for Mobility scooters.

      The funny thing is this: the CO SOS told people in CO to vote wherever. If you have a state-ID or phone/utility bill, why have precincts places?

    • Alma98

      Hateful bastard.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      “Look at all those Negros and Chicos in line. Dey ain’t suffosed to vote.”

  • rikyrah

    Romney’s concession speech was not gracious

    Pundits rush to praise the GOP candidate, but his behavior was petulant and sullen
    By Mary Elizabeth Williams

    It is a venerable tradition in American politics that no matter how ugly a bloodbath the campaign that preceded it may have been, on election night, the defeated candidate steps up and gives an elegant concession speech, thanking his supporters and pledging his loyalty to the victor. In return, the winning side politely vows to reach across the aisle, and lauds the loser’s “graciousness,” thereby assuring that no one can accuse the victorious side of anything resembling gloating.

    Sure enough, after Mitt Romney’s five-minute parting words Tuesday evening – which actually came in the early hours of Wednesday morning – the governor was perfunctorily summed up in the punditsphere by the adjective of choice: The “Today” show declared that Romney’s speech was a “short but gracious” end to his six-year quest for the White House. Our own Salon staff called it a “gracious” speech. Even BuzzFeed called it “gracious,” pointing out its most “conciliatory and statesmanlike moments.” New York magazine, meanwhile, said that Romney “concedes with class.” Now, it may seem nitpicky to mention this while the door is still hitting the guy’s ass on his way out, but are you kidding me?

    Take a journey back in time with me: The Associated Press, NBC and CNN called it for the incumbent president at around 11:15 p.m., filling exhausted voters on the still-battered East Coast with the naive hope that they could go to bed early. Instead, they, like the rest of the world, would have to wait nearly an hour and 45 minutes for the former governor to take the stage. Why? In part because even as Fox News analysts were admitting, “We’re actually quite comfortable with the call in Ohio,” and the Obama campaign had pulled the trigger on its record-breakingly forwarded victory tweet, the Romney campaign was still hanging on, perhaps, because as Daily Kos joked, they were waiting for their vote-flipping-machines results to kick in.

    http://www.salon.com/2012/11/07/romneys_concession_speech_was_not_gracious/

  • Miranda

    The Associated Press‏@AP
    BREAKING: California man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to 1 year in prison on probation violations.

    • Alma98

      Karma strikes again.

      • AxelFoley

        She’s still undefeated.

        Let’s see what happens to dude when he runs into some Muslims in jail. They gonna have to put his punkass in solitary.

        • Alma98

          OOOWHEEE he gone get beat down for real.

    • Alma98

      Karma strikes again.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Poor Stacey Dash. Thanks to PBO’s victory, her dreams of being sponsored by Paul Ryan have been deferred…

    Stacey Dash Epic 1,344 Word Rant About Election Depression

    Stacey Dash is really bummed out that Mitt Romney is NOT the next President of These United States … and we know she’s bummed out because she sent us a 1,344 word essay about it.

    In her statement, Dash touches on sleeping, hanging chads, her baby, her DNA, Osama Bin Laden … and she also refers to herself in the 3rd person.

    As we previously reported, Dash took a whole lotta heat for being one of the only black people in Hollywood to not support Barack Obama.

    But at the end of her paper, Dash does say, “I am hopeful that President Obama will lead us to becoming the great United States of America that thrives.”

    Stacey Dash everyone … she was in “Clueless” once.

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/07/stacey-dash-epic-1-344-word-disseration-about-election-disappointment/#ixzz2BZriQ5zW

    • itgurl_29

      Yes indeed she was looking for “sponsorship”. She was gonna get it too.

    • AxelFoley

      Something must be seriously wrong with ol’ girl. This is some Victoria Jackson level of fuckery.

    • Tafr

      Lawd! Folks if you are suffering from a hangover do not, I repeat, do not try to read that essay.

    • Daltex82

      Hey white chocolate give me holla and I’ll see about getting you a spot on Celebrity Apprentice.

      Signed

      The Donald

    • Alma98

      I thought she wasn’t even registered to vote.

    • angee

      Wonder who wrote that for her?

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Poor Stacey Dash. Thanks to PBO’s victory, her dreams of being sponsored by Paul Ryan have been deferred…

    Stacey Dash Epic 1,344 Word Rant About Election Depression

    Stacey Dash is really bummed out that Mitt Romney is NOT the next President of These United States … and we know she’s bummed out because she sent us a 1,344 word essay about it.

    In her statement, Dash touches on sleeping, hanging chads, her baby, her DNA, Osama Bin Laden … and she also refers to herself in the 3rd person.

    As we previously reported, Dash took a whole lotta heat for being one of the only black people in Hollywood to not support Barack Obama.

    But at the end of her paper, Dash does say, “I am hopeful that President Obama will lead us to becoming the great United States of America that thrives.”

    Stacey Dash everyone … she was in “Clueless” once.

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/07/stacey-dash-epic-1-344-word-disseration-about-election-disappointment/#ixzz2BZriQ5zW

  • AxelFoley

    Of course, CNN asks “Does Obama own win to Bill Clinton?”

    We knew they were gonna go there.

    • gc

      I just caught that. GD them.

    • Alma98

      Hell no!

  • rikyrah

    Martin Bashir’s last segment today was on fire. He just let it rip about Willard and the GOP.

  • Miranda
    • Tafr

      Oh my head hurts! LMBAO

    • Aquagranny911

      For every tear I shed over AZ last night, I have more than made up in laughter today. Thank you, POU!!!

    • AxelFoley

      I’m done. Catch ya’ll tomorrow.

      LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      LMBAO!!

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/07/2012

    Why having a more liberal Senate will matter

    By Greg Sargent

    With the magnitude of yesterday’s victory in the presidential race beginning to sink in, it’s worth pausing to note what a huge deal it is that Democrats, unexpectedly, gained seats in the Senate — and even more to the point, that the influx of new arrivals means a more liberal and energetic Democratic caucus.

    This could matter when it comes to some of the most important battles set to unfold in Congress: Over tax hikes on the rich; entitlements; and perhaps even immigration reform.

    With the news breaking just now that independent Angus King of Maine is likely to caucus with Dems, that means the party has expanded its majority to at least 55 seats. But as David Dayen notes, yesterday’s Senate victories were not just partisan; they were ideological:

    Elizabeth Warren and Joe Donnelly and Angus King picked up seats, and all of them are to the left of what is currently in that seat on most issues, to varying degrees (obviously Warren is significantly more liberal, while the other two more in the sense that they don’t have the pressures of voting with an obstructionist minority). But there’s more. Chris Murphy is well to the left of Joe Lieberman, enough that you could call that a pickup in itself. Tammy Baldwin is way to the left of Herb Kohl. Martin Heinrich is probably a little to the left of Jeff Bingaman. Heidi Heitkamp is probably a wash with Kent Conrad. And a number of the incumbents are free to vote a bit differently given that they won’t be up for re-election for 6 years.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/why-having-a-more-liberal-senate-will-matter/2012/11/07/bb2727c4-2906-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_blog.html

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 11/07/2012

    No, Obama’s victory was not ‘small’

    By Greg Sargent

    I continue to be puzzled by suggestions that Campaign 2012 — and with it, the significance of Obama’s victory — were somehow “small.” And I’m glad to see there’s some pushback on this idea. Here’s E.J. Dionne:

    Many have argued that the president ran a “small” and “negative” campaign, and he was certainly not shy about going after Romney. But this misses the extent to which Obama made specific commitments and repeatedly cast the election as a choice between two different philosophical directions.

    He was not vague about what he meant. Obama campaigned explicitly on higher taxes for the wealthy as part of a balanced budget deal. He stoutly defended the federal government’s interventions to bring the economy back from the brink — and especially his rescue of the auto companies.

    The president also called for higher levels of government spending for job training and education, particularly community colleges. And he spoke repeatedly against turning Medicare into a voucher program and sending Medicaid to the states. The voters who reelected the president knew what they were voting for. They also knew what they were voting against.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/no-obamas-victory-was-not-small/2012/11/07/706eeef2-28f1-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_blog.html

  • rikyrah

    The Sasha And Malia Obama Aging Timeline

    Watch them grow up before your eyes.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/sasha-and-malia-obama-aging-timeline

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 11/07/2012

    How Obama defied political gravity

    By Greg Sargent

    As you regular readers know, I long believed that Obama would be able to win the presidential race if he fought Mitt Romney to a draw on the economy. If he could persuade voters that the recovery was destined to be long and grueling, whoever was in charge, and that Romney did not have the hidden prowess to unleash a quicker recovery he claimed to have, Romney’s built-in advantage on the issue would be neutralized, and the battle would be fought on turf more favorable to Obama.

    That’s pretty much what happened. Gary Langer reads the exit polls:

    Barack Obama neutralized Mitt Romney on the economy, beat him on empathy and again turned the curve of America’s demographic change to Democratic advantage, winning a second term despite an unemployment rate that posed a major threat to his re-election campaign.

    Deeply vulnerable on an economy that 77 percent of voters said is still in bad shape, Obama gave Romney just a single point in trust to handle it, 49-48 percent — far short of the real advantage Romney wanted, and needed, on the crux issue of the campaign…

    As negatively as the economy was rated, more voters said it’s getting better than getting worse, 39 vs. 30 percent….

    Remarkably, three years and ten months into Obama’s presidency, his predecessor still takes the chief blame for nation’s main headache. Voters by a substantial 53-38 percent blamed Bush over Obama for the country’s current economic problems

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/how-obama-defied-political-gravity/2012/11/07/2a11f958-28d9-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_blog.html

  • Miranda

    LMAO…these fools sad faces are wonderful.

    Ian B.‏@iboudreau
    Here is Neil Cavuto’s sadface. pic.twitter.com/gjGnlg9Z

    • AxelFoley

      His tears taste like ambrosia.

    • AxelFoley

      His tears taste like ambrosia.

      • 7thangel

        i’ve been drinking tears all day

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 11/06/2012

    A big night for Democrats and liberals

    By Greg Sargent

    To appreciate the magnitude of the victory Barack Obama and Democrats won tonight, think back to what the political landscape looked like in the spring. The Supreme Court appeared ready to strike down Obamacare, the President’s signature domestic achievement. The recovery was stalling; Republicans were preparing to unleash $1 billion in super PAC ads; Obama’s reelection seemed perilous; and Dem control of the Senate was in doubt. It looked perfectly possible that the congressional GOP’s strategy of obstruction at every turn could be rewarded by voters, possibly with a return of one party rule to the GOP. The Obama experiment appeared headed for failure, and the prospects for the future of progressive reform were teetering on the brink.

    Instead, Obamacare survived. Obama has been reelected with a resounding victory in the electoral college (the popular vote is outstanding). Democrats have routed Republicans in the Senate races. A progressive champion has been sent to the Upper Chamber in the person of Elizabeth Warren. The first openly gay Senator — Tammy Baldwin, another solid liberal — joins her. The Dem majority will be more progressive and energetic. In Maryland, gay marriage has been ratified by popular vote for the first time.
    ……………………………………………………………………………..

    Obamacare will survive. It will continue to be implemented, and provided that it works, it will grow in popularity as its benefits kick in. The health law will slowly get woven into the fabric of American life, just as the major progressive reforms of the 20th Century did over time.

    The economy is likely to continue to recover. If Mitt Romney had won, he and his ideas (tax cuts, deregulation, unshackling the free market) might have been associated with the recovery, leaving Keynesianism and stimulus spending thoroughly discredited. Instead, Obama and Democrats will hopefully gain more credit for the ongoing recovery, and perhaps the idea that government can act to fix the economy will get rehabilitated. Warren’s victory is important here, too: The most vocal advocate of progressive taxation in the country was sent to the Senate, at a time when the argument over whether to raise taxes on the rich to help fix our fiscal problems is about to climax.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/a-big-night-for-democrats-and-liberals/2012/11/07/d19a690e-2892-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_blog.html

  • MonieTalks

    President Barack Obama’s ground game delivers in Florida

    ….For the first time ever, a Democratic presidential candidate won absentee ballots — typically a Republican strength — in Miami-Dade County, with Obama eking out a 382-vote margin. That was a leading indicator of Obama’s strong grassroots campaign, which involved 200,000 unpaid volunteers who helped register 320,000 new voters this year.

    Obama won big with the fastest-growing segment of the electorate: Hispanic voters, who voted for the Democrat, 60-39 percent, the exit poll showed. That’s better than Obama did in 2008.

    Obama’s Hispanic-vote margin came despite a massive Hispanic-outreach effort by Romney, who struggled at times in the general election because of the hardline immigration policies he espoused during the Republican primary. Obama won big in Osceola and Orange counties, home to a burgeoning Democratic-leaning Puerto Rican population that’s starting to counterbalance Cuban-American Republicans in Southeast Florida.

    Obama’s Hispanic outreach effort was so robust that he planted a field office — one of more than 100 in Florida — in the once-Republican stronghold of Little Havana.

    “I have faith. I have faith in him,” independent voter Sandy Basham, 39, said Election Day when she cast her ballot. “He just needs more time.”

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/06/3085117/exit-polls-florida-too-close-to.html#morer#storylink=cpy

  • Miranda

    DANG! Y’all did the damn thing Milwaukee!

    87% of registered voters voted in Milwaukee

    By Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel
    Nov. 7, 2012 4:03 p.m.

    The Milwaukee Election Commission reports that 288,549 voters cast their ballots on Tuesday in the election, which turns out to be a 87% turnout rate among registered voters.

    By comparison, 275,042 people voted four years ago, for a 80.3% turnout rate among registered voters. In 2004, 277,535 voters cast their ballots, good for a 69.9% turnout rate among registered voters.
    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/177734161.html

    • Alma98

      Yes we did! Despite the shenanigans and intimidation, I’m so proud of my peeps. I knew it was high because when my hubby voted his # was 603, this was early afternoon.

    • Alma98

      Yes we did! Despite the shenanigans and intimidation, I’m so proud of my peeps. I knew it was high because when my hubby voted his # was 603, this was early afternoon.

    • rikyrah

      DAMN!!

    • BluMilw

      We weren’t playing with Mitt!

  • Miranda

    Domenico Montanaro‏@DomenicoNBC
    Obama wound up winning Virginia by 110,000 votes.

    • Kennymack1971

      Crossover…slam dunk….GAME OVER.

    • AxelFoley

      One of them votes was mine.

    • AxelFoley

      One of them votes was mine.

      • Alma98

        I think yours tipped the scale Axel lol.

      • Town

        And mine.

    • JojoRaze

      The right’s problem with VA is that in Fairfax and the counties near DC, there are many middle and upper middle class government workers and they know what small government means. There was an editorial in one of the NYC free dailies that called these people white collar welfare queens–people who work in the Department of Energy as a chemist or lawyer or some such. Voting Dem is there way to guarantee their job.

      These white collar workers combine with the black and growing Latino voters and make VA blue.

      • TyrenM

        I won’t demonize government workers but damn – White Collar Welfare Queen… Yeah, Reagan DEEZ.

  • MonieTalks

    Obradovich: Many reasons why Obama beat Romney in Iowa voting

    …Today, Iowa is back in the blue column with Obama’s projected victory here Tuesday night over Republican Mitt Romney. There are a lot of reasons why, and some of those reasons will be part of the political conversation well into the future.

    Here are a few of the important ones:

    Early voting: Iowa’s record-setting early vote was an enormous part of the Obama campaign’s and Iowa Democratic Party’s strategy. Democrats emphasized that they weren’t just cannibalizing their Election Day turnout, but registering sporadic or new voters and capturing their early votes. Apparently, they weren’t bluffing. Republicans did better than ever before with early voting but were still left with an uphill climb on Tuesday. If Republicans have the chance, expect them to try to tighten Iowa’s early-voting rules before 2014.

    Ground game dominance: All along, Democrats in Iowa emphasized the enormity of their organization in Iowa. The Obama campaign had never really dismantled its operation here after 2008, and it continued to build it with seemingly unlimited campaign cash. Republicans scoffed that their smaller operation was more efficient. Most future candidates won’t have unlimited resources to put a campaign office on every corner, but other aspects of the Obama model will be copied.

    Distrust of Romney: The Register’s Iowa Poll showed that likely voters found Obama more honest and more trustworthy than Romney by a margin of 10 percentage points.

    read more: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121107/OPINION01/311070098/Obradovich-Many-reasons-why-Obama-beat-Romney-in-Iowa-voting

  • qosine

    Axelrod’s on with Rev. Al

    • Alma98

      He looks so tired. I like when he said the president is the same person he met twenty years. That he is the most consistent person he’s ever met.

      • qosine

        Yes, I hope the President, his family, and his team take
        a really nice longish holiday at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
        They totally deserve – and need it.

  • Alma98

    I’m watching the first family land. http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews

  • qosine

    I just love seeing the big plane drive up and they get out.

  • qosine

    From PragObot twitter;

    GeorgeTakei I’m sending Donald Trump those Obama college records. His ELECTORAL College records. #5MillionPlease

    • AxelFoley

      BAM!

    • GreenLadyHere

      qisine!! LOL – – – -Said in my bestest Arnold Horshack voice: – – —

      ***wavin’ my raised hand wildly**** —-OO! — OOO! – — OO! — –OO! — -OOO! —LOL – —

      Seeeeeeee – – – -Brrrrrrr – -BEYOND COLD!!! LOL–

      GR8! – — GET!! – -LOL – – Thank U 4 da laff!! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    REV AL: – — -SHOWING the ARRIVAL of the “FIRST FAMILY” – —HOME

    — -JUST REVELIN’ IN the VICTORY!! —-Barack Obama Wins Second Term –:>)

    – – – -4! – –MORE! – —YEARS!!! – –Woo Hoo! :>)

  • MonieTalks

    The circumstances were despicable yesterday in many locations, but the good news is that Black folks were not playing in VA yesterday, we were deep:

    Voters face delays throughout Hampton Roads

    ….At 7 p.m., when the polls officially closed, roughly 1,000 citizens were still waiting at the South Norfolk polling station.

    “These people are stalwart,” said Patricia Jessamy, a volunteer voter advocate who had been at the center since 5 a.m.

    Poll workers said that each precinct in Chesapeake was issued just two polling books or laptops to check in voters – leaving a bottleneck at places like the Cuffee Center, where voters turned out in force. Long lines at the heavily black precinct drew national attention in 2008, when complaints to an Election Protection Coalition hotline spotlighted the center as “one of the worst” voting situations in the country.

    A block party hosted by the Obama campaign, complete with a DJ, helped people pass the time.

    “Go vote! We’ve got hot cocoa and fried chicken,” the DJ yelled over the hip-hop music.

    An official with the Obama campaign said there were five block parties around the state, three in Hampton Roads. The festivities had been planned for weeks.

    read more: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/11/voters-face-delays-throughout-hampton-roads

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      “Go vote! We’ve got hot cocoa and fried chicken,” the DJ yelled over the hip-hop music.

      *dead*

      • JojoRaze

        The fried chicken part was a little extra and stereotypical for me. However, I appreciate that the Obama campaign planned for voting delays by planning these parties for weeks in advanced. That’s the type of planning and foresight we need in the WH

  • rikyrah

    Nia Malika Henderson is an idiot.

    that.is.all

    • AxelFoley

      What she say now?

      • rikyrah

        she always has to try that Democrats do it too- bullshyt, and her point is usually just complete insanity

        • AxelFoley

          SMH

  • rikyrah

    Tester, Heitkamp push Senate Dems to 55
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Nov 7, 2012 2:07 PM EST.

    Following up on an earlier item, the two unresolved U.S. Senate races have been called, both in Democrats’ favor.

    This was true in Montana..

    U.S. Sen. Jon Tester prevailed Wednesday in a tight re-election battle, beating back nearly two years of attacks for his support of some Obama administration policies to hand Republican U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg his first election loss since 1996. […]

    “I have been waiting a long time to say this. It is over,” Tester told supporters early Wednesday.

    …and in North Dakota.

    Republican Rick Berg concedes US Senate race in North Dakota to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.

    Heitkamp’s red-state victory is especially impressive, given that it came on the same day as North Dakota voters supported Mitt Romney by 20 points, and supported a Republican governor by 29 points. The former state attorney general proved to be one of 2012’s most impressive candidates.
    …………………………………

    Finally, consider this jaw-dropper: in a year that was supposed to be awful for Senate Dems, zero Democratic incumbents lost this year. Literally, none.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/07/14999043-tester-heitkamp-push-senate-dems-to-55?lite.

    • TyrenM

      Are there 5 Repubs that fear for their lives in ’14 enough to get some ackrite?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -[Apologies ifff a dup]- —RE-THUCKERS HAZ a SAD! – -LOL – –

    – — -Sad Conservatives Should Buck Up – —

    – – —-As much as I enjoy the feeling of schadenfreude, I think it is unfortunate that the presidential race grew close enough after the first debate to give the Republicans hope. First of all, if they had known how screwed they really were, they might have stayed home allowing us to win one or two more Senate seats and to make more gains in the House. But, secondly, they truly seem to be in shock. And there is an apocalyptic feeling to their shock. You have Robert Stacy McCain saying “we are permanently and irretrievably screwed” and “doomed beyond all hope of redemption.” You have Mark Steyn quoting a British MP (in a different context):

    – — -SNIP —

    But some of what they’re decrying is real. Team Obama demonstrated last night that their coalition is durable. The Democrats have a majority that can win the Electoral College for years to come, and their advantage is only going to grow as the electorate gets younger and more diverse. Losing will have consequences for the Republicans. The makeup of the federal courts will continue to trend away from them and their opportunity to overturn Roe v. Wade was stripped away from them a moment before they reached the finish line. Despite the reluctance of the House of Representatives, ObamaCare will be fully phased in and become a permanent structure of our economy. Millions will get subsidies to help pay for health care, creating a new coalition of “dependents” who will not give a fair hearing to any Tea Partier who wants to take away their benefits. This group will include masses of the white working poor who the Republicans rely upon to vote for them out of fear and anger and racial solidarity and religious conviction.
    SNIP –
    – –Finally, conservatives should look on the bright side. They didn’t like Mitt Romney anyway. No one does.

    THERE IS MORE

    – — – –BWAHAHAH! – — -YA – -GOT – – – – -BEAT!! – –LOL

  • rikyrah

    Key & Peele

    • JojoRaze

      That God Bless America while he was “Hammer dancing” killed me!

  • rikyrah

    You probably once contemplated voting for Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, or Rick Santorum precisely because Romney was a flip-flopper who invented Obamacare…So how can you be surprised that other Americans never warmed to him as a choice for president?”

    By Kent Jones

    Wed Nov 7, 2012 12:25 PM EST

    -The American Conservative, trying to make sense of it all. Also?

    Romney’s “47 percent” remarks also demonstrated that he has no natural feeling of solidarity for “working Joes.”

    When Mike Huckabee said Mitt looked like the guy that fired you, you nodded in agreement.

    Please remember, in 2008 Barack Hussein Obama absolutely trounced Republicans in Virginia. Virginia! The Old Dominion that is littered with landmarks dedicated to Robert E. Lee voted for the first black president overwhelmingly. You have been saying that Obama was going to change America. It turns out that America had changed already. That’s why you got Barack Obama in the first place.

    About 16.8 million Americans turned 18 between the last election and this one. So, yes, Democratic enthusiasm may be dampened, but demographic changes make it easier for Democrats to turn out the same number of voters year after year.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/07/14995625-you-probably-once-contemplated-voting-for-newt-gingrich-herman-cain-or-rick-santorum-precisely-because-romney-was-a-flip-flopper-who-invented-obamacareso-how-can-you-be-surprised-that-other-americans-never-warmed-to-him-as-a-choice-for-president?lite

    • JojoRaze

      About 16.8 million Americans turned 18 between the last election and this one.

      My nephew turned 17 this summer. If he had been born in January he would have been able to vote in this election per NYS law. He was so bummed out that he missed out on voting for PBO.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    TGVN has spoken!

    Eric Braeden ‏@EBraeden
    I wish our Pres all the best for next term! He faces enormous obstacles but learned a lot in the last 4! I really hope Congr will cooperate!

    Here’s what he said about Mitch McConnell:

    ChristelKhalil Babe! ‏@BronzeBritBabe
    @EBraeden Can you ring up Victor Newman and tell him to knock Mitch McConnell out for being such a whiney arse wanker?

    Eric Braeden ‏@EBraeden
    @BronzeBritBabe the most useless member of Congress!!!

    • rikyrah

      as a soap fan,

      I never stop chuckling when I see anyone else use TGVN

    • AxelFoley

      TGVN FTW!

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    TGVN has spoken!

    Eric Braeden ‏@EBraeden
    I wish our Pres all the best for next term! He faces enormous obstacles but learned a lot in the last 4! I really hope Congr will cooperate!

    Here’s what he said about Mitch McConnell:

    ChristelKhalil Babe! ‏@BronzeBritBabe
    @EBraeden Can you ring up Victor Newman and tell him to knock Mitch McConnell out for being such a whiney arse wanker?

    Eric Braeden ‏@EBraeden
    @BronzeBritBabe the most useless member of Congress!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —“Orange Man” — -AIN’T SLICK! — -HAH! – —

    — -Boehner’s Offer For Bipartisan Compromise On Taxes Nearly Identical To Romney Plan – —

    – – -During a press conference on Wednesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) laid out the GOP’s first proposal for addressing the set of budget issues confronting the next Congress. The so-called “fiscal cliff” is set to occur on January 1st, bringing with it automatic spending spending cuts and tax hikes.

    The fiscal cliff was set in motion by the debt ceiling deal of 2010, when Republicans brought the nation to the brink of default due to their intransigence on taxes. At the time, Boehner agreed to a deal that would have increased revenue, though it was quashed by House Republicans.

    Now, Boehner is once again suggesting that new revenue should be part of a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, but only if that revenue coincides with a lowering of tax rates. His pitch is similar to the plan presented by Mitt Romney, which was supposed to boost growth while lowering taxes and making up the revenue from closing loopholes:
    – – – – – SNIP – —
    It is theoretically possible to close enough loopholes and deductions to raise revenue in a tax reform package. But Boehner’s insistence that tax reform will cause growth that raises significant revenue is a conservative fantasy. This is the same game Republicans, including Boehner, have played since Obama came into office: promising that they’re open to revenue, so long as taxes never go up.

    THERE IS MORE

    DANG!! — -HE HASN’T LEARNED!! – – -WE! –AIN’T! – -geesh!! – – –STOOPID!!

    – – – -HE —IS!! –LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —“Orange Man” — -AIN’T SLICK! — -HAH! – —

    — -Boehner’s Offer For Bipartisan Compromise On Taxes Nearly Identical To Romney Plan – —

    – – -During a press conference on Wednesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) laid out the GOP’s first proposal for addressing the set of budget issues confronting the next Congress. The so-called “fiscal cliff” is set to occur on January 1st, bringing with it automatic spending spending cuts and tax hikes.

    The fiscal cliff was set in motion by the debt ceiling deal of 2010, when Republicans brought the nation to the brink of default due to their intransigence on taxes. At the time, Boehner agreed to a deal that would have increased revenue, though it was quashed by House Republicans.

    Now, Boehner is once again suggesting that new revenue should be part of a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, but only if that revenue coincides with a lowering of tax rates. His pitch is similar to the plan presented by Mitt Romney, which was supposed to boost growth while lowering taxes and making up the revenue from closing loopholes:
    – – – – – SNIP – —
    It is theoretically possible to close enough loopholes and deductions to raise revenue in a tax reform package. But Boehner’s insistence that tax reform will cause growth that raises significant revenue is a conservative fantasy. This is the same game Republicans, including Boehner, have played since Obama came into office: promising that they’re open to revenue, so long as taxes never go up.

    THERE IS MORE

    DANG!! — -HE HASN’T LEARNED!! – – -WE! –AIN’T! – -geesh!! – – –STOOPID!!

    – – – -HE —IS!! –LOL

  • rikyrah

    The unintended consequences of obstructionism
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Nov 7, 2012 12:00 PM EST

    Watching Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) earn a big win last night, I couldn’t help but think about the way in which Senate Republicans were indirectly responsible for the outcome.

    You’ll recall that it was Warren’s consumer-advocacy work that led President Obama and congressional Democrats to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. GOP policymakers fought the agency’s existence, but they also drew a line in the sand: under no circumstances would Warren be allowed to head the CFPB.

    As a result, Obama asked Warren to help structure the agency; Richard Cordray got to work looking out for consumers; and Democrats approached Warren with an idea: “You know, there’s this Senate race coming up in Massachusetts….”

    Sen. Scott Brown (R) looked to be in a fairly strong position, but Warren beat him with relative ease yesterday, ending up with an eight-point edge with nearly all the precincts reporting.

    If Senate Republicans had allowed Warren to receive a simple, up-or-down vote, she very likely would have spent 2012 at the CFPB, instead of on the campaign trail, and Democrats may have struggled to find a candidate who could have dispatched Brown so easily.

    But the GOP’s obstructionist instincts stopped the party from thinking ahead. They’ll be reminded of the misstep every day for the next six years.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/07/14996901-the-unintended-consequences-of-obstructionism?lite

  • rikyrah

    The unintended consequences of obstructionism
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Nov 7, 2012 12:00 PM EST

    Watching Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) earn a big win last night, I couldn’t help but think about the way in which Senate Republicans were indirectly responsible for the outcome.

    You’ll recall that it was Warren’s consumer-advocacy work that led President Obama and congressional Democrats to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. GOP policymakers fought the agency’s existence, but they also drew a line in the sand: under no circumstances would Warren be allowed to head the CFPB.

    As a result, Obama asked Warren to help structure the agency; Richard Cordray got to work looking out for consumers; and Democrats approached Warren with an idea: “You know, there’s this Senate race coming up in Massachusetts….”

    Sen. Scott Brown (R) looked to be in a fairly strong position, but Warren beat him with relative ease yesterday, ending up with an eight-point edge with nearly all the precincts reporting.

    If Senate Republicans had allowed Warren to receive a simple, up-or-down vote, she very likely would have spent 2012 at the CFPB, instead of on the campaign trail, and Democrats may have struggled to find a candidate who could have dispatched Brown so easily.

    But the GOP’s obstructionist instincts stopped the party from thinking ahead. They’ll be reminded of the misstep every day for the next six years.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/07/14996901-the-unintended-consequences-of-obstructionism?lite

  • lamh36
    • JojoRaze

      If they thought the electorate was going to be 78% white, when the 2008 electorate was only 74% white, they were looking for electoral RAHOWA. Nothing less than that. They thought white folks would get up in arms to “git that Negro out of their white house.”

      • Gc

        It’s projection.

      • angee

        what did that t shirt say, “put the white back in the whitehouse” they thought that mindset would get them to finish line. NOT!

      • nathkatun7

        I think this white electorate nonsense needs to go. The majority of whites in the North East voted for the President and so did the majority of whites in Western states like Washington and Oregon, and the majority of whites in the Mid-western states of Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. It’s the overwhelming majority of whites in the white supremacists states of the confederacy and in Western states like Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas and the Dakotas that voted against the President. The confederate States that the President lost badly have the highest percentage of Black voters. And in the case of Texas and Arizona, and the too close to call Florida, they have very high percentage of Latino/Hispanic voters.

        I think this talk of demographics is exaggerated. It is aimed at creating more division. No Democratic Presidential candidate, since LBJ in 1964, has won the majority of white voters. The reason is very simple: Since the passage of the1965 Voting Rights Act, Southern white supremacists migrated en masse from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. If you remove the South from the equation, President Obama won the majority of white voters. He also won the vast majority of African American and Latino voters in the Southern states; yet he badly lost the South because Southern whites, who still believe in White Supremacy, overwhelmingly voted against him. It’s the addition of Southern white voters to the national white voters that skews the numbers the percentage of whites who voted for the President.

        To illustrate my point, I wish to cite two examples. In Mississippi’s African Americans (AA) make up about 30% of the population. I am certain that the AA, eligible to vote, voted 90% for the President. Yet the President lost Mississippi by almost 30 points. In contrast, African Americans make up less than 2% in Vermont. Yet the President defeated Romney in Vermont by more than 30 points.

        Yes, it’s true that AA voted in record numbers. But it’s also true that AA voted in record numbers in 1976, 1992 and 1996 when both Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton won the Presidency. It’s just that more Southern whites voted for them than they voted for Obama. If you look at the record of both 1976 and 1992,Clinton and Carter both received less Northern white votes than President Obama.But with higher white Southern support they were able to win some Southern States. Bottom line, neither Carter nor Clinton won the majority of white voters nationally.

        This whole meme about white voters is being used by the unethical media to promote racial division.

    • nathkatun7

      I think TPM has also been party to Gallup’s, and other right wing polls’, epic fail. TPM consistently peddled those polls. As far as I am concerned, both TPM and Huff Post seemed eager to see the President defeated. They consistently blasted negative headlines about the President. TPM especially reveled in posting negative polls about the president.

  • lamh36
  • rikyrah

    Rove has some explaining to do
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Nov 7, 2012 11:29 AM EST

    I imagine there are some fascinating behind-the-scenes conversations taking place in the political world this morning, but the chats I’d especially like to hear are the ones between the most generous Republican donors and the party officials who didn’t deliver.

    Precise estimates vary, but by all accounts, Republican casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, for example, invested tens of millions of dollars in the 2012 cycle, including writing several large checks to Rove’s Crossroads attack operation. Rove effectively told Adelson and other hyper-wealthy donors, “Give me your money and I’ll deliver the election results you want.”

    The checks came. The victories didn’t.

    With Republicans already in control of the House, Crossroads, Restore Our Future, and related groups seemed to think it was simply a matter of finances — if they could raise the necessary resources, they could “carpetbomb” Democratic candidates, win the Senate, and take the White House. Democrats wouldn’t know what hit them.

    It wasn’t a bad theory; it just failed miserably. President Obama appears to have ended up with 332 electoral votes, and the Democratic majority in the Senate got bigger, not smaller. When Rove’s phone rings today, and angry billionaires want to know what kind of return on investment they received, I honestly have no idea what he can say to justify such widespread failures

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/07/14996347-rove-has-some-explaining-to-do?lite

  • rikyrah

    Rove has some explaining to do
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Nov 7, 2012 11:29 AM EST

    I imagine there are some fascinating behind-the-scenes conversations taking place in the political world this morning, but the chats I’d especially like to hear are the ones between the most generous Republican donors and the party officials who didn’t deliver.

    Precise estimates vary, but by all accounts, Republican casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, for example, invested tens of millions of dollars in the 2012 cycle, including writing several large checks to Rove’s Crossroads attack operation. Rove effectively told Adelson and other hyper-wealthy donors, “Give me your money and I’ll deliver the election results you want.”

    The checks came. The victories didn’t.

    With Republicans already in control of the House, Crossroads, Restore Our Future, and related groups seemed to think it was simply a matter of finances — if they could raise the necessary resources, they could “carpetbomb” Democratic candidates, win the Senate, and take the White House. Democrats wouldn’t know what hit them.

    It wasn’t a bad theory; it just failed miserably. President Obama appears to have ended up with 332 electoral votes, and the Democratic majority in the Senate got bigger, not smaller. When Rove’s phone rings today, and angry billionaires want to know what kind of return on investment they received, I honestly have no idea what he can say to justify such widespread failures

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/07/14996347-rove-has-some-explaining-to-do?lite

  • rikyrah

    A new, more progressive Senate

    By Steve Benen
    Wed Nov 7, 2012 8:59 AM EST

    When Republican strategists come up with a game plan for the 2014 midterms, I suspect page one will include a rather straightforward piece of advice: “Let’s not talk about rape this year.”

    As thing stand this morning, Senate Democrats have a 52-seat majority. If Maine’s Angus King (I) caucuses with Dems — and efforts are already well underway to make that happen — that becomes a 53-seat majority. If Montana’s Jon Tester and North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp hang on to win their races — and both are ahead in unofficial vote counts — then the new Senate will have a 55-seat Democratic majority, and Dems will have earned a net gain of two seats for the cycle.

    Earlier in the year, this was simply inconceivable. Democrats had 23 seats to defend, many in reliably-red states, while Republicans had only 10. Karl Rove and others had raised truckloads full of cash to crush Democratic candidates, and buy the chamber for the GOP.

    And yet, it now appears Democrats will have expanded their majority in 2012. Indeed, it is now the fourth consecutive cycle in which voters have elected a Democratically-controlled Senate, despite all the cyclical and institutional reasons this seemed impossible.

    And how did this happen? A variety of factors, of course, led to state-by-state victories, but the role of rape rhetoric no doubt played a meaningful part.

    In Missouri, incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) handpicked right-wing Rep. Todd Akin (R) as her preferred challenger, assuming he’d be the easiest Republican to defeat, and she was right — he sealed his fate with the legendary “forcible rape” comments. The year’s most vulnerable Democratic incumbent ended up winning by 16 points.

    Similarly, in Indiana, Sen. Dick Lugar was defeated in a Republican primary by Richard Mourdock, whose campaign went into a tailspin when he said rape pregnancies are “something that God intended to happen.” Sen.-elect Joe Donnelly (D) won by six, even as other Republicans cruised in the state.

    It may seem hyperbolic, but the truth is, we’ll have a more Democratic Senate because the GOP’s far-right base elected unhinged and unelectable conservatives who said ridiculous things about rape.

    But we can take this one step further when looking at the larger Senate membership.

    ——————————————————————————–

    The New York Times’ David Firestone raised a point that’s slowly been making the rounds.

    It’s rarely wise to make upbeat predictions about a group of lawmakers as reliably disappointing as the United States Senate. But with President Obama winning re-election and Democrats having a strong night in several states, this is not an impossible political fantasy:

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/07/14993545-a-new-more-progressive-senate?lite

    • TyrenM

      Inconceivable Huh. I keep seeing that today. Hell it was inconceivable just Thursday that Minnesota wouldn’t pass the Voter Suppression Amendment to the state Constitution. It’s amazing what We Da People can accomplish when we don’t Sit This One Out. Thanks and good night. 4 hours sleep last night is killing me :)

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Poor Travesty. He just couldn’t keep his inner bitch in check.

    Tavis Smiley ‏@tavissmiley
    Congrats to President Obama! Would have HATED the Jimmy Carter comparisons. Is it okay to make some demands NOW?

    • Alma98

      UGHH!

    • Kennymack1971

      Straight up bitchassness. Tavis stays playing the Madd Rapper.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        No you did NOT call him “The Madd Rapper”! HAHAHAHAHA

        • Kennymack1971

          Oh yes. With Cornel West as the Madd Producer.

    • qosine

      Not from you.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Grifters slipping into oblivion can’t demand squat.

    • MsKitty

      I’m really looking forward to his slide into madness.

      • conlakappa

        Tis quite a short trip.

      • Worldwatcher7

        Apparently, it has begun.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Sepia —***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – —- -YEAH! – – –WE DEMANDED – – -THIS!! – –HATA!! – —

      – — He is – –BEYOND ARROGANT!! — geesh –

      Annnd his KARMA — – -is that he hasta – – -Live with himself!! – – -SICKENING!! – — -***shudder***

      Good 2 C U –Sepia. :>)

    • conlakappa

      Damn, he is dim. Yes, Tavis, yesterday was all about you.

    • AxelFoley

      Fuckin’ bitch. That’s all you’ve been doing, you prick muthafucka.

      I’d kick him in his throat if I had the chance.

    • Ebogan63

      No you are still a fucking idiot Travesty! Please go away.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Gun sales jump on Obama re-election
    Some fear president will restrict ownership
    Published 5:09 PM EST Nov 07, 2012

    FAIRFIELD, Ohio — The outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election has spiked gun and ammunition sales.

    The re-election of President Barack Obama was the subject of much conversation Wednesday at Gary’s Guns in Fairfield, where some regulars feared the Democrat would push for stricter gun laws.

    “Well, I just hope we don’t lose any more rights than we’ve already lost,” said gun owner Clarence Turner.

    Shop owner Gary Metcalf said he’s seen a recent jump in concealed carry permits.

    “I sold over 100 handguns last month and it was all carry and conceal,” Metcalfe said.

    He said his distributors are getting lots of calls for assault rifles, too.

    Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/butler-county/Gun-sales-jump-on-Obama-re-election/-/13601510/17317362/-/xq28yt/-/index.html#ixzz2BaPlVAuH

    • Alma98

      Nuts.

    • qosine

      You know, if they were really worried, shouldn’t they look at our Dept. of Defense? I’m just saying.

      • malletgirl02

        If you are saying they should join the military, I don’t think the military would want them.

        • qosine

          That’s the truth. LOL

          I also wonder why they worry about the Pres. cutting off their gun supply. If Pres. Obama was such a “tyrant,” wouldn’t he just call out the troops and drones? That tells me they trust BIG GOV more than they think.

    • Desraye

      I bet they are all white males.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — – -Ohhhhh – – -OUR BELOVED — GOLDEN – -“AIR GABBY” :>) – –

    – — -Gabby Douglas covers the Essence ‘Women of the Year’ issue – –

    — -“Golden” Gabby Douglas will be stepping back into the spotlight soon after a brief hiatus from her recent media blitz. Making history as the first African-American to win gold in the individual all-around gymnastics competition brought the athlete many opportunities. The sixteen-year-old made several television appearances over the summer — and can soon be seen on The Vampire Diaries. Douglas even performed with Alicia Keys during the Video Music Awards. But we have not seen much of the golden girl from Virginia Beach in recent weeks.

    Gabby shares her story in an issue that also features fabulous women from every cultural sector. “Powerful stories about first lady Michelle Obama, Robin Roberts, Serena Williams, Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and the late Whitney Houston and Donna Summer are also included in the issue,” BET.com reports.

    – – — SNIP – —
    The Essence ”Women of the Year” issue will hit newsstands on Friday, November 9. Will you be picking up a copy?
    – – -Woo! Hoo! :>)
    THERE IS MORE

    – – -CONGRATULATIONS!! – – WE R Soooo –PROUD of U♥! — –

    • qosine

      I love that big gold bow – she looks great. Look at these beautiful
      girls on this page – Malia, Sash, and Gabrielle . . . . forward.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY qosine, ***BIG HUG** :>)

        – – – -***fist bump** :>) – — -RADIANT –YOUNG – – -GIFTED annnnd BLACK! :>)

        WE R PROUD of THEM!! – – – -:>)

        Good 2 C U qosine. :>) Hope U had a good day. :>)

    • TyrenM

      Gabby, Serena, Ms. Martin…Donna “Love to Love U Baby” – I might have to buy me an Essence. You know, for my daughter’s library.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY TyrenM. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        LOL – – -OF COURSE: -. . .for my daughter’s library. –LOL – — –

        —–GOOD 2 C U——TyrenM.. :>)

  • qosine
    • TyrenM

      What the Hell. Have you taught them of their own Grandfather? OK, nevermind.

      • AxelFoley

        LOL, yeah, that caught my eye, too.

      • Miranda

        That startled me too.

  • lamh36

    Um ok…wow!

    Romney’s Transition Site

    It appears Mitt Romney’s campaign prepared a transition site in the event that he won.
    Here are screenshots in case the site is taken down:

    • qosine

      Wow. I feel like I’m Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, and the third ghost is showing me my future if I don’t repent.

      • crazycanuck

        Kind of sad and frightening at the same time.

        • qosine

          Yes

    • Alma98

      Delusional wow.

    • AxelFoley

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      You don’t need that shit now, do you Willard?

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    Anyone think that Mitt Romney was actually Thomas E. Dewey’s son? The description fits him to a tee.

    All his presidential campaigns were hampered by Dewey’s habit of making overly vague statements, defining his strategy as not being “prematurely specific”[27] on controversial issues. Truman joked that Republican Party (GOP) actually stood for “grand old platitudes”.[29] Walter Lippman, in 1940, regarded him as basically an opportunist, who “changes his views from hour to hour… always more concerned with taking the popular position than he is in dealing with the real issues”.[30] Adding to that, he had a tendency towards pomposity[31] and was considered stiff and inapproachable, with even his own aide Ruth McCormick Simms once describing him as “cold, cold as a February iceberg”.[32]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_E._Dewey

    • Miranda

      That’s eerie! LOL Just like Mitt!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -SAD NEWS: – – – - BLACK HISTORY MOMENT – – –

    — — -Charles Vernon Bush, 1st black US Air Force Academy grad, dead at 72 – —

    – – – -The first African-American graduate from the United States Air Force Academy has passed away.

    According to Tri Lakes News, Charles Vernon Bush was 72 when he died in his Lolo, Montana home Monday, losing a battle with colon cancer.

    “The United States Air Force Academy is saddened to learn of the passing of one of our most notable graduates Chuck Bush,” academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould said about the 1963 graduate.

    During his time at the academy, Bush distinguished himself as a squadron commander, debate team member, and Cadet Wing champion rugby team player.

    – – -SNIP – —

    Bush, who became fluent in Vietnamese, was assigned to Vietnam to serve as an intelligence officer in 1967. When he returned to the United States a year later, he became the chief of technical analysis at the Headquarters Air Force Special Projects Production Facility at Westover.

    – — – – -SNIP – —

    “Mr. Bush’s courage and commitment to enhancing diversity in the United States military will pay itself forward for many generations,” Gould added. “The academy family is truly proud to call Mr. Chuck Bush one of our own.”
    THERE Is MORE

    RIHEP – – -WTH GRATITUDE 4 YOUR SERVICE. – – – Charles Vernon Bush ,

    – – – – CONDOLENCES 2 FAMILY/FRIENDS. – – -AMEN. – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -ONLY 3??? – – -HAH! – –LOL – —

    — –Vid: 3 Reasons Mitt Romney and Republicans Lost Big in Election 2012 – –

    – – —“3 Reasons Mitt Romney and Republicans Lost Big in Election 2012″ is the latest from Reason TV.

    Watch above or click on the link below for video, full text, supporting links, downloadable versions, and more Reason TV clips.
    THERE IS MORE. – –

    – – -TELL ‘IM – –THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON – -Antoine. LOL 0 0 0

    ***shakin’ my head*** LOL

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    Ladies and Gentlemen, “President-elect” and soon to be (PFFFFFTTTTT!!!) “45th President of the United States” W. Mitt Romney’s Transition Site (AAAAAHAHHAAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!)

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/07/romneys_transition_site.html

    God, I’m going to hell, but I’m gonna be laughing on my way.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – –THIS IS FUN> :>) – — LOVE the PIC of OUR 44th PRESIDENT :>) – – -Woo! Hoo! :>)

    – – – -All of Election Night in under four minutes – –

    – —Video mashup of Election Night network coverage of the 2012 election for the President of the United States – – -Woo! Hoo!

    — – – – –THANK U – – –OHIO!! :>) – — – –

    — – -THANK U – – -SISTA–NINA TURNER ♥ :>) – – —

    – – — – –THANK U – –POU FAM♥ –OHIOANS! :>)- –

  • malletgirl02

    I am so glad Kaine beat Allen for senate last night. I don’t know how many of you know much more about Allen other than the “macaca” incident, but Allen’s term as governor of Virginia was disastrous for Virginia. When Allen’s term ended he had a very low approval rating due to leaving Virginia’s economy in shambles. The cuts he says Kaine made during Kaine’s term as governor was due to Allen’s incompetence as governor.

    I have no idea how he was able to have a 2nd political life running for senate. I’m happy Kaine won, but I’m bothered that it was so close. Due to Allen’s known incompetence it should not have been close.

    • AxelFoley

      Unfortunately, voters have short memories. Too bad for Allen they weren’t short enough, LOL!

      I hate that bastard. Soooo glad Kaine won.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -LOL – – –B4 U’ALL watch THIS — – –

    – – – -PUT THIS ON!- – -LOL – —

    — –Mitt Romney’s failed bid for the White House – where did it all go wrong for Republicans? – —

    – – -US political analyst Dr James Boys explains how the battle to secure the Republican nomination left Mitt Romney with an uphill struggle from the start.

    Although polls in the run up to the US election put the two presidential candidates neck and neck, in the end President Barack Obama secured a convincing victory.

    By Wednesday morning he had secured 303 votes under the Under the Electoral College system, well past the required 270 to win, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney was on 206, with Florida yet to declare.

    Dr James Boys, a US political analyst and visiting senior research fellow at Kings College London, said that despite a late surge the Romney campaign was doomed from the start.

    “He has ultimately suffered from the very process that he had to endure to become the candidate,” Dr Boys said.

    “By the time he emerged as the Republican presidential candidate a lot of people were asking the very obvious question – who are you Mitt Romney? Are you Moderate Mitt, governor of Massachusetts, or are you the extreme conservative who you’ve been parading around as for the last six months to try to get the Republican nomination.”
    THERE IS MORE —-

    – –WHEW LAWD!! –LOL – — –WHEW LAWD!! — –LOL – — –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – – -EVIDENCE: – – –Da TWITT is A LOSER! – – -LOL – – – –

    – —-Mitt Romney Makes the Case for President Obama

    – – – –Only three days before the US General Election and video tape of Mitt Romney shows he makes a good case for the re-election of President Obama.

    All indications in recent polls show that President Obama is leading in key states of Ohio and Florida, and many more.

    In the final days of a two year campaign, Mitt Romney has made the case that Mitt Romney can’t be trusted.

    After the innumerable flip-flops, the walk-backs and the lies the GOP candidate has told one can hardly believe he is up in the polls.

    - – – -THIS – – ->Main stream media has done it’s best to mislead voters into thinking Romney is in the lead when yesterday Nate Silver said that out of 19 polls, Romney is leading in none of them.

    – – – — His –ROMNESIA – – -was his — UNDOIN’ [AMONG OTHER THANGS!!] LOL – – –

    — —-MR. PRESIDENT — CALLED! IT!! –LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — –BWAHAHA – —Thank U —GottaLaff. LOL – —

    — –VIDEO: Declaring victory for Pres. Obama at Grover Norquist’s election watch party- –[Low Volume: Subtitles :>)]

    – – —100ProofPolitics:

    Nothing is better than being there to gloat about victory at the moment your adversaries realize they are defeated. #winning – —

    – — -BAM!! —LOL – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – -[Apologies ifff a dup I’ve missed a lot. :>)]- – -THIS is – —

    BEYOND SWEET! :>)- – – –

    – – –Granny Obama, Kenya celebrate White House win

    – – – – -KOGELO, Kenya (AP) — Waving her walking cane and smiling broadly, the step-grandmother of Barack Obama celebrated Wednesday as this tiny Western Kenyan village danced and rejoiced after the United States president won four more years in the White House.

    Kogelo, a dirt-road town where children play soccer in bare feet, was the home of Barack Obama’s father, and claims several relatives of the president among its population. The family matriarch is Sarah Obama, who was married to the president’s late grandfather.

    “Take the great job that people have given to you and lead them well,” Sarah Obama advised her relative by marriage after his victory. “They have shown immense love to have voted for you.”

    Residents hoisted branches of green leaves, red plastic chairs and even one-speed bicycles into the air to celebrate Obama’s win.

    “The community is happy. The community is waking up from their sleep to come and celebrate,” said Kennedy Rajula, the president’s cousin.
    THERE IS MORE

    — – – The Kenyan Boys Choir - –

    — — -They were invited to perform at US president Barack Obamas inauguration ceremony where their stunning and uplifting music of joy and hope brought them to the attention of the world. – -BLESS THEM :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    testing ;-)

  • TyrenM

    Get that dirt off your shoulders. We got 99 problems but a Mitt ain’t one. Holla!

  • GreenLadyHere

    - -DEAR POU FAM♥ – – –G’NIGHT. :>) — MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS – -♥ – -♥ :>) – – – –

    – – – – -UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT.♥ :>) – – – -