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Pre-Election/Election Open Thread

Nov 06, 2012 by Ugh
Finally! Tomorrow we get to find out the POTUS results (and of course house/senate, but it seems there won't be a shift in control in either and no chance Democrats will have 60 votes in the senate, so who GARA?). And by "Tomorrow" I mean, maybe tomorrow. It looks like there's enough sh1t being thrown up against the wall that we may not have a result by COB tomorrow. I can see drawn out counts in Ohio and other swing states that we don't find out until the end of the week (god forbid). Anyway, open thread to talk about the election and election-related issues. Or, really, whatever suits your fancy. My 2 cents: Obama wins the electoral college but the popular vote is very close, though I think Obama will pull it out. That said, if Romney wins the popular vote, prepare for the GOP to go nuts, conveniently forgetting that whole 2000 election thing.


Nov 06, 2012, 04:25:17 John Thullen wrote:

"prepare for the GOP to go nuts"

"JOHNS: Whatever the election watchers find, it may ultimately be up to super lawyers like Ted Olson to determine whether to go to court. Olson, a Romney adviser, led Republicans to victory from a Supreme Court battle between George W. Bush and Al Gore in 2000.

THEODORE OLSON, 2000 BUSH CAMPAIGN LAWYER: I'm clearing my calendar just in case I need to be ready for the next five weeks.

JOHNS: He says if elections officials want to avoid litigation, they shouldn't change direction in the middle of the game.

OLSON: If you follow the rules that were in place on Election Day with respect to counting the ballots, then the presumptive outcome will be respected when the Electoral College votes are counted.

JOHNS (on camera): But the truth is there could be other changes to the rules especially as states affected by the superstorm get ready for the election."

Those are the GOP suits.

To track their 27% murderous base as the elections deadlock in numerous states, stand across the street from your local gun store and watch them line up for the Obama-and-liberal-killing hollow points.

Apparently, those suckers go "plink" as they pass through "Other" flesh.

At least I'm told that's what happens in the target practice they've been conducting over the past four years in which several billion rounds have been expended.

Keep your safety off if any of them makes a false move.

As for Erick Erickson's whereabouts over the next few weeks, he claims -- win or lose -- he'll be hovering at 50,000 feet in God orbit as his Maker brings inevitable hell on Earth for the rest of us and whatever few Census workers make it through his God's righteous filter.

I don't know, 50,000 is way below Space Shuttle orbit altitudes and high enough that we won't be able to peek up his skirt.

One more piece of space junk.

Nov 06, 2012, 04:40:36 John Thullen wrote:

The way I look at it, if Obama is re-elected, thus avoiding the murder of several million (a low-ball estimate) Americans via Republican policies, though their guerilla warfare from the tunnels beneath the House of Representatives will keep a sizable death toll from snipers unacceptably high, the President should announce a federal program to launch one Republican cracker per day into low orbit so the rest of us can have nightly target practice.

Over four years, I calculate that we would kill enough anti-American Republicans (they'll burn up upon re-entry) that George Will's, Glenn Beck's, and Michael Barone's Electoral College estimates during the 2016 Presidential Election will have the Republican candidate winning by only a plurality.

Nov 06, 2012, 05:04:32 John Thullen wrote:

A Republican (and I expect, a wearer of bulletproof vests) tells us his opinion of Republican voter fraud accusations and intimidation.


Meanwhile, Peggy Noonan is quoted as saying "the vibrations are right" for a Romney victory.

I hope the election is decided before her batteries need recharging.

Nov 06, 2012, 05:14:15 John Thullen wrote:

Word has it that Sarah Death Palin will announce her entry into the race on Wednesday.

Nov 06, 2012, 05:53:35 russell wrote:

"prepare for the GOP to go nuts"

Oops, too late.

Nov 06, 2012, 05:56:12 russell wrote:

Less snarkily, I expect Obama to win the electoral college, and I expect the popular vote to be close enough to be unpredictable.

No matter who wins, half the country will be pissed off, discouraged, and depressed about it.

Not-United States of America. As in, the Still-Not-And-Not-Heading-In-The-Direction-Of-Being-United States of America.

That's my takeaway.

Nov 06, 2012, 09:57:17 John Thullen wrote:

Methinks Peggy Noonan's vibrator is equipped with the same secret software patch Ohio Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted has installed on voting machines in some Democratic-leaning districts.

Thus, the vibration frequencies she's picking up from Kenneth.

I'm wondering if recent Republican pundit predictions of a Romney landslide in the Electoral College are because operatives in swing states with Republican Governors have given them the high sign to make the stealing of the election look legit, or whether the lopsided predictions are designed to provide fodder for charges in the coming weeks and months that ACORN stole the election again for Obama.

I wonder to what degree the voters who are being disenfranchised are armed, because at some point, that will be the only solution to the Republican infestation of America.

Nov 06, 2012, 10:29:38 sapient wrote:

I hope Obama wins, because I don't really know whether I can make it under 4 years of the prevaricator. Honestly, I'm a nervous wreck. I wish I could find a distraction.

Nov 07, 2012, 01:20:39 nous wrote:

Sapient - it's called scotch. Office hours aside, I plan to survive today on heavy metal, scotch and hours of Borderlands 2 on co-op.

Nov 07, 2012, 03:23:55 sapient wrote:

Good thinking, nous. Thanks.

Nov 07, 2012, 12:42:37 DonaldJ wrote:

Romney lost. Yay. I'm going to gloat for a day or two, maybe visit some rightwing blogs, watch people go nuts (I don't visit those much, but the folks at Balloon Juice will probably provide some interesting links.)

And Warren won. Maybe she'll become the unofficial spokesperson for liberals on economic policy, as Romney's opponent goes off on the search for centrist Republicans with whom he can strike a grand bargain.

Nov 07, 2012, 12:47:56 Ugh wrote:

Does Warren need a tax staffer?

Nov 07, 2012, 23:29:47 John Thullen wrote:

Can you double as a bodyguard?

Nov 08, 2012, 01:52:25 Ugh wrote:

Only on days that don't end in y.

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