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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:06 PM

DUers tell us why this election win is so effin' satisfying

I'm still laughing and even though I was delighted in 2008, this one is ten times more satisfying.

I think the rich man versus Obama, the Rove live melt down and the nature of the shellacking explain my happiness. What's making you so happy with this Obama victory. Remember Beck said that when Rmoney won with 322 EVs, he would have a clear mandate.

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Reply DUers tell us why this election win is so effin' satisfying (Original post)
malaise Nov 2012 OP
lunatica Nov 2012 #1
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #4
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #2
malaise Nov 2012 #6
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #3
malaise Nov 2012 #7
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 #42
malaise Nov 2012 #55
pinto Nov 2012 #5
malaise Nov 2012 #8
RagAss Nov 2012 #9
pinto Nov 2012 #11
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 #43
KharmaTrain Nov 2012 #10
malaise Nov 2012 #15
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #18
CrispyQ Nov 2012 #48
burnsei sensei Nov 2012 #82
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #12
Warpy Nov 2012 #13
malaise Nov 2012 #16
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #14
malaise Nov 2012 #17
DevonRex Nov 2012 #33
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #37
malaise Nov 2012 #72
annabanana Nov 2012 #19
malaise Nov 2012 #20
footinmouth Nov 2012 #21
malaise Nov 2012 #23
Populist_Prole Nov 2012 #25
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #22
malaise Nov 2012 #24
malaise Nov 2012 #56
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #26
malaise Nov 2012 #58
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #83
malaise Nov 2012 #91
Jack Rabbit Nov 2012 #27
malaise Nov 2012 #29
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #34
mrsadm Nov 2012 #85
Motown_Johnny Nov 2012 #28
ecstatic Nov 2012 #30
malaise Nov 2012 #61
Tikki Nov 2012 #31
Initech Nov 2012 #32
spanone Nov 2012 #35
malaise Nov 2012 #49
crim son Nov 2012 #36
malaise Nov 2012 #54
valerief Nov 2012 #38
malaise Nov 2012 #64
valerief Nov 2012 #67
malaise Nov 2012 #75
valerief Nov 2012 #78
union_maid Nov 2012 #39
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 #40
malaise Nov 2012 #90
tanyev Nov 2012 #41
malaise Nov 2012 #50
CTyankee Nov 2012 #44
malaise Nov 2012 #53
CTyankee Nov 2012 #59
malaise Nov 2012 #65
CTyankee Nov 2012 #80
PCIntern Nov 2012 #45
malaise Nov 2012 #52
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #79
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #46
malaise Nov 2012 #62
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #73
CrispyQ Nov 2012 #47
malaise Nov 2012 #63
ErikJ Nov 2012 #51
malaise Nov 2012 #66
MrSlayer Nov 2012 #57
malaise Nov 2012 #68
RBInMaine Nov 2012 #60
malaise Nov 2012 #69
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #70
malaise Nov 2012 #74
The Time is Now Nov 2012 #71
malaise Nov 2012 #76
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #84
etherealtruth Nov 2012 #77
malaise Nov 2012 #92
burnsei sensei Nov 2012 #81
malaise Nov 2012 #93
malaise Nov 2012 #94
XanaDUer Nov 2012 #86
malaise Nov 2012 #95
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #87
malaise Nov 2012 #96
Skittles Nov 2012 #88
malaise Nov 2012 #97
lovemydog Nov 2012 #89
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LWolf Nov 2012 #99
Marrah_G Nov 2012 #100
OLDMDDEM Nov 2012 #101
Waltons_Mtn Nov 2012 #102
Zorra Nov 2012 #103

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:09 PM

1. I love this win because it shows President Obama has proved himself to the American people

We know what we have now and he knows we want him to lead. The first election was truly only about hope. This one has gone a step beyond hope into the realm of real possibilities.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:17 PM

4. K&R !!! K&R !!! K&R !!! K&R !!! K&R !!!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:16 PM

2. To me, it's an indication that Americans are waking the F up! Despite all of the

money, hatred and lies, Obama still won. It indicates to me Americans are starting to get a life and not succumbing to the republican bullshit and hatred.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:27 PM

6. True and don't forget all the spin about ReTHUG supporters being more

enthusiastic. That was sweet as...!!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:16 PM

3. They thought they were going to win

They really did. Now they really have to come to terms with their bullshit or they will just keep losing. Me, I think their cluelessness still has a ways to go.

I'm also very happy for Obama, who will now definitely reshape the country and prove to be one of our more important Presidents. That's a good thing for America.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:28 PM

7. Yes it was supposed to be close and WilLIARd was going to

win the popular vote.
Freaking priceless!!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:43 PM

42. Don't forget about how many times the media discussed the *possibility* of an EV tie

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #42)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:14 PM

55. What a joke

Hahahahaha

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:18 PM

5. Those you mentioned, plus the ballot support for the ACA, fairer taxation and minority rights.

And the Dem sweep here in CA was the kicker...

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Response to pinto (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:28 PM

8. That was fabulous

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:29 PM

9. It means nothing to me until these CEO scumbags are thrust into the bowels of the political earth.

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Response to RagAss (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:38 PM

11. Thanks for your blunt comment. We need to hear that. And, as I'm sure you know,

success is often measured and supported in a series of steps. Hang in there.

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Response to RagAss (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:45 PM

43. Right

they took a thumping and yet they still think they can still advocate for cuts to SS, Medicare, etc.- as if they won big. Uh, no, they LOST bigtime!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:38 PM

10. United Citizens Beat Citizens United...

This election restored my faith in the power of people to stand up for what's right and good over greed, fear and hate. It was energizing to see so many different Americans come together to overcome the propaganda and lies that unlimited money and that the election couldn't be bought.

Needless to say, the schadenfraude still lingers. Knowing shitstains like Adelson pissed away $350 for nothing...seeing the acolytes of Bullshit Mountain ride up to the top only to fall far and hard. While I can say I was happy and satisfied with other victories ('76, '92 and '08) but this one was the most rewarding to me...and I hope for all of us.



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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:53 PM

15. Damn that was beautifully stated +1,000

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:56 PM

18. Let me add another +1000. A thing of beauty for sure!



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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:08 PM

48. Nice! Would make an excellent bumper sticker. -nt

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:51 PM

82. +100

What he said.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:40 PM

12. Knowing the rich can't just buy the election is very satisfying.

take that 1%.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:44 PM

13. The schadenfreude is strong this year

mostly because men like Rove and all the spewing heads were all so confident, all believing their own Big Lie from a couple of scammers, Dean Chambers and Neil Newhouse. Those two believed that the polls were skewed by improper sampling and managed to sell it to the party bigwigs without a single shred of real evidence.

It was pure joy to see them get taken in by a Big Lie after they'd been doing it to dimbulb Americans for so very long. Rove's meltdown was particularly satisfying.

Of course, that's also what has the dimbulbs completely unhinged right now. Demonstrate that an authoritarian's trusted authorities are wrong about something and you pull the rug right out from under him.

The fact that the smarter of them are flailing around, trying to figure out who and what to blame without any of the insight that would allow them to do so is just the cherry on top.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:54 PM

16. I'm lovin' these responses

Very well said

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:48 PM

14. A Romney win would have meant that the US can't tell its ass from a hole in the ground.

In 2008 voters rejected the Bush doctrine and turned toward a progressive path. A win again in 2012 to me says that the voting public really knows what this means and intends to stick with it. I hope this means no more "Reagan Revolutions" in America where everyone collectively loses the plot and just votes for crazy.

We are beginning to forge a lasting coalition of multi-racial, multi-gender voters welded with organized labor. I think historically this will be necessary for progress toward a real People's government.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:56 PM

17. Indeed

You nailed it - they refused to turn back and with that buried the Reagan revolution.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:05 PM

33. I loved, loved, loved that labor flexed its muscle

and won. Not only that, but all those blue collar white labor guys in the rust belt joined forces with all us women and all the all the educated white guys and all the brown and black and white people of all educational levels and economic backgrounds and we all just fucking did it. Together. Hell, those labor guys totally rocked! I'm so proud of them.

They're not the people I come from. Not at all. But I'd be honored to call them family.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:21 PM

37. They've pledged to keep the organization together in the post-election issues too.

It gives me more hope than I can express that labor leadership is finally doing this and taking initiative. We can expect a backlash, but I think this time we'll be ready.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:29 PM

72. Very important

I hope they keep up the fight

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:56 PM

19. It shows that money can't buy everything

Most things, maybe.. but not everything.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:58 PM

20. And it was fun watching them waste it

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:00 PM

21. We just weren't buying what they were selling

Their message just wasn't getting through to us - the commoners, the 47% so they tried to keep a lot of us away from the polls.

They tried their very best, with their Voter ID laws, the changes in voting days/hours, the confusing ballots and none of it worked. The harder they tried, the more we pushed back.

I think that's what's most satisfying to me. The people got to the polls and their voices were heard.

Sigh, I'm still waiting for my "free stuff".

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Response to footinmouth (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:05 PM

23. I got mine

Days of free laughter

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Response to footinmouth (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:10 PM

25. You pretty much nailed my feelings on it as well

What's also sweet is the angry bitter selfish old white guy demographic ( I picture Karl Rove as the absolute embodiment in manner and appearance of that group ) gave it their best shot and blew it and now they know they'll be increasingly irrelevant due to the march of time.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:04 PM

22. The main reason for me..

..is that despite the massive, outrageous amount of shenanigans going on trying to prevent as many people as possible from voting - a huge part of the GOP campaign wasn't about getting votes as much as it was lowering voter turnout - they still got unambiguously defeated in a way that people saw coming for weeks.

Put simply, their best wasn't nearly good enough.

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:07 PM

24. Well it was great that Democrats and progressives in civil society and the media

went on the offensive re voter suppression very early.What was funnier was that ReTHUGs were caught on tape admitting that they were using those tactics to help RMoney win.

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:16 PM

56. We all agree on that

and then Rove, the ReTHUG symbol of all that is wrong had that delish melt down - don't call it! Don't call it!! We are about to win! Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:11 PM

26. because Rmoney is such a smug arrogant asshole who made his money ruining America?he's just so awful

 

I feel we dodged a nuclear bomb.

And the fact the corporate media were the worst suck up liars ever and social media kicked their ass

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:16 PM

58. Social media has sure changed the dynamics

We have our own sources

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Response to malaise (Reply #58)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:11 PM

83. I just finished watching the movie "Red Tails".

This election was so important because EVERYONE that is a part of this country sacrificed to make it what it is, we could not let a group of people that are driven by largely hate deny us our destiny that we have earned.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #83)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:38 AM

91. Will have to see it

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:12 PM

27. It was a victory for democracy

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In this election, forces were afoot who believe that the interests of common people should be subjugated to the interests of the elite, that not every citizen should have the right to vote and that certain people, such as those who have breasts instead of penises, need to be told what to do in their personal lives. They tried to divide Americans over chasms of wealth, race, faith and gender. They tried to prevent people from voting by passing unreasonable, restrictive laws requiring ID and even tried to send goon squads of "poll watchers" to disrupt voting. The candidates catering to the elite pleaded with their donors to tell those who work for them how to vote. There was no underhanded tactic to thwart the will of the voters that the Republicans and their elite clientel did not try.

The common people endured long lines, standing as long as nine hours in line to cast a ballot. Too many Americans have fought and died for the right to vote to let thugs like the Koch brothers, Rick Scott or Jon Husted take it away, and the people would not allow it.

If, as some claim, a band of cyber based Robin Hoods prevented Karl Rove from flipping Ohio from blue to red, that just adds to the sweetness.

Now, elitists, it's time to eat your spinach and pay your taxes.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:17 PM

29. Lovely response



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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:11 PM

34. yes

 

+1000000

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:35 PM

85. Great response!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:13 PM

28. Because both candidates said this was a choice of direction for the country

and we clearly chose which direction to go in.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:21 PM

30. Bold lies and distortions weren't rewarded this time...

SuperPacs didn't get to decide our election.

Faulty equipment didn't get to decide our election.

Romney ran the most disgusting campaign I have ever seen. More than anything, I'm relieved that he wasn't handed the keys to the white house, and I'm elated that Barack Obama will get 4 more years!

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:19 PM

61. Yes indeed

Not once did he condemn voter suppression.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:23 PM

31. Maybe I'm a bitter little pill...and there is a mormon component to my glee...

even though in reality it probably doesn't sync.
I believe that my existence on this earth should be honored even after death.
I am not a baptized person nor do I ever want to be one and
I hate that the mormons might do that to my memory.
True, my family could chose to ignore it or do some similar meaningless ceremony to
undo the little mormon prank, but that is NOT what I want my family to HAVE TO DO.

So yes, I am glad romney the man lost (no one that inept should ever sit in the oval office, again)
but, also, romney the leader in a controlling church lost and that does me just fine.


Tikki

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:45 PM

32. Not only did Rmoney lose big time, his billionaire corporate backers lost big too.

Thus proving that no amount of money in the world can buy an extremely unlikeable candidate. Something I have been calling "Meg Whitman Syndrome."

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:14 PM

35. it completely derailed the republican train. it stopped the shit in it's tracks.

the rot has stopped....

it hasn't gone away.

America rejected them....solidly.

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Response to spanone (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:08 PM

49. You know I started feeling good about young Americans during the

start of Occupy - this election solidified my view that the American Political system is safe and sound.
Yes there are several issues to be dealt with but the people still decide who rules and this one was particularly sweet.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:19 PM

36. All of the above,

but especially, it restored the feeling I once had, that Americans are fundamentally good, if sometimes ignorant people, who do care about one another at least as much as they care about having three big-screen t.v.s. I'm proud of us. and grateful to Obama for giving us the chance to prove who we really are.

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Response to crim son (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:13 PM

54. +1,000

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:22 PM

38. No aromatic beverage packets hanging from apparel. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:22 PM

64. Please explain - I'm lost

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Response to malaise (Reply #64)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:23 PM

67. No teabagger hats everywhere! nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #67)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:32 PM

75. Bwaaaaaah hahahahah

Damn I'm slow

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Response to malaise (Reply #75)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:36 PM

78. I knew you'd appreciate it! nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:35 PM

39. Every single reason give on this thread so far

There are so many good and positive reasons to celebrate this for...oh, most of four years as far as I'm concerned. But I have to admit that the biggest reason for me is the way the other side has demonized our President. I understand that in this very divided country there hasn't been any love lost between the opposition and the sitting president for a long time, but the vile, hateful, racist venom that has been directed at the POTUS has been sickening. To see that the majority of the country was able to reject that is enough to give one hope for the future. To know that has been defeated, at least for now, is an indescribable pleasure.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:41 PM

40. Despite all of the money Koch Bros., Crossroads GPS, et. al spent

their guy didn't win- didn't even come close! They can buy more ads than we can but they can't (literally) buy votes...........yet.


Also, most of the polls showing Romney far ahead in the popular vote and very close in swing states that just didn't seem credible (i.e. Michigan, Pennsylvania) did indeed turn out to be flat out wrong. And "Unskewed Polls" turned out to be so wrong as to be laughable.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #40)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:38 AM

90. They were wrong on every count

That was sweet!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:43 PM

41. Saw a few large Romney/Ryan signs still up on the drive back home today.

Burst out laughing every single time.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #41)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:09 PM

50. I hope you have some photos

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:50 PM

44. I gloat every day in every way possible! Had a nice "sound off" tidbit published in my local paper.

They asked what folks were going to do at Thanksgiving. I said "I am giving thanks that we kept Obama in the White House and are sending Chris Murphy to the Senate." There are some real right wingers who post there and I relished the thought of their heads exploding!

Har de har har....

Every chance I get I do a little gloat...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #44)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:12 PM

53. Bwaaaaaaaaaah hahahahaha

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Response to malaise (Reply #53)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:17 PM

59. I can't wait to use "Obama won. Get over it!" with certain folks I know...

that doesn't make me a bad person, does it?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #59)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:22 PM

65. It makes you a winner

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Response to malaise (Reply #65)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:21 PM

80. Yup. That's what we are!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:51 PM

45. All of these reasons are wonderfully stated and I might offer just one more:

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The Rethugs did everything in their extensive powers to win: remove spending limits, repress minority/Democratic vote, gerrymander, lie, cheat, probably attempt to miscounted the vote wholesale, and many more.

The funny thing is that each of these attempts, when publicized, caused the righteous, the oppressed, the disenfranchised to rise up and be galvanized. I firmly believe that this deconstitutionalization (I believe that I just coined that word...maybe not) of Americans cost them the election.

Fact of the matter is that the population, if left to itself, was a bit lackadaisical int's approach and if left to its own devices, might have stayed home. But it was the outright fascistic nature of the Rethug power play which awakened so many.

Thank God and whomever else you like to thank, for that.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #45)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:10 PM

52. Isn't that the truth

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #45)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:49 PM

79. Yes to that!!!!!!! And also the resurrgence of the RWNJ/hate groups

Rethugs did everything possible. The Tea Party allowed infiltration of militia and patriot extremists into the Republican Party, which legitimized the fringe elements.

(Graph from Southern Poverty Law Center)





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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:55 PM

46. The Power of The Vote Over The Power of MSM. n/t

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #46)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:20 PM

62. It was bigger than MSM

but they really looked foolish on election night

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Response to malaise (Reply #62)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:30 PM

73. Indeed. It was a joy to behold.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:07 PM

47. I saw it as a referendum on hate & bigotry.

America rose up & said "No!" to the teabagger/repub hate against women, gays, & minorities.

A lovely little extra was that Prez O didn't need OH to win.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #47)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:21 PM

63. It was also a big victory over big money

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:10 PM

51. The backlash against voter suppression by the GOP was particularly sweet. nt

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #51)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:23 PM

66. But but but

ReTHUGvoters were more enthusiastic this year

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:16 PM

57. For me, just having Romney lose is enough.

 

I'm not satisfied, I'm relieved. I'm not thrilled with Obama but I know he's a hundred, nay, a thousand times better than what the GOP offered.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #57)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:24 PM

68. Guess relieved is an important word here

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:18 PM

60. ALL the right wing predictions and BILLIONS of their DOLLARS went SWIRLING DOWN THE TOILET.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #60)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:25 PM

69. Truthfully that was orgasmic

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:27 PM

70. For me?

The election is satisfying because of the names this President has been called since 2008 and the other gross acts of disrespect that have been shown toward him by some wealthy people and the right. The majority of americans had a chance to say those actions were not important, but that majority consisting of moderate and liberal Whites, Blacks in the largest numbers since Bill Clinton's days, Hispanics in record numbers and Asians in record numbers said NO, that the disrespect and unpatriotic behavior shown to this President and the nation that he leads was not ok and would not be ignores. The win is satisfying because the world was holding it's collective breath waiting to see what our decision was and when we affirmed that we are indeed a just people, the world let out a cheer of joy and new found respect for us. This election, once historians have fully measured it's significance, I am confident will go down in history as perhaps our finest hour as a nation, a moment when we stated firmly what we are as a people.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #70)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:31 PM

74. That Hispanic turn out was unbelievable

I expected Afro-Americans to turnout but for both them and the Hispanics to wait in those long lines in Florida was historically significant.,

Yes it was a great statement from Americans.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:28 PM

71. Reasons both positive and negative

Rachel Maddow beautifully articulated the negative reasons, when she outline all of the dreadful things that now wouldn't happen:

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But among the many positive reasons, one that seems important to me is that the dialog seems to have shifted, that right wing talking points are no longer considered to be gospel. This could change back, but, as a simple example, Benghazi (and the multiple conspiracy theories associated therewith) are to be heard only in the right wing entertainment complex.

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Response to The Time is Now (Reply #71)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:33 PM

76. I watched that - Rachel is the best

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Response to malaise (Reply #76)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:19 PM

84. Republican added to their nut bin. Interesting to see how Reindeer Congressman legislates.

People that voted for an idiot like the reindeer-man should turn in their citizenship asap. What bizarre craziness?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:33 PM

77. ... because, even as the right-wing nutjob heads explode

"We" know that we voted in their best interest (and our own) even though they didn't have the sense to recognize it.

A vote for Obama was a vote for the 99% (probably a vote for the 90% ... but, still)

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #77)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:40 AM

92. I agree re the 99% but I don't give a flying fugg about the RW nut job heads

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:46 PM

81. I was elated with this election because

it dislodged the arrogant from their presumptive glory.
I also hope that the Republican Party never reconstitutes itself; it deserves to remain in its delusions.
The whiter, the righter, the more corporate, the more rich, the better.
All the while, the non-white, the impoverished, and the more socially minded are growing in their numbers.
Let's make sure we serve them, negotiate with them, and keep their loyalty.
And perhaps, maybe those 69% of whites who voted most stupidly against their interests will understand that just because a man talks about decency, is white, has "run a business" and wears a suit, doesn't make him your friend, and it sure as hell doesn't obligate him to serve your interests.
Just because a rich person gives to charity or serves the few poor people who come his way doesn't mean he's going to advocate policies that serve the majority of the people.
Romney had the case to press.
He failed because he thought he could simply buy his victory. When Obama turned out to be victorious, he bitterly said that Obama had bought his victory. The lack of understanding of the democratic process is very clear.
He lost.
He deserved to lose.
Shame on those who were so obtuse as to think he served their interests!


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Response to burnsei sensei (Reply #81)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:40 AM

93. Don't forget that 39% of white votes

There are many conscious white people

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Response to burnsei sensei (Reply #81)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:43 AM

94. Well said

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:35 PM

86. Lots

Gazillions in RW money stolen and wasted and they didn't get the result they paid for; Anne Romney and her inaugrial hairdo crying; the hopeful end of evil rich peoples' reign; Rove melting down live and in real time on Fox News no less; Americans' solid rejection of conservative policies; their sad bitter tears and whining... It 's all good!

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Response to XanaDUer (Reply #86)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:43 AM

95. Oh yes!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:16 PM

87. Dems stood up as one ...and told the Repukes that You Can't Buy America!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #87)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:44 AM

96. And people saw through the lies

from Rmoney and Lyan Ryan

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:35 AM

88. because Romney represented everything that is WRONG with America

I feel like it is a turning point in critical thinking

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Response to Skittles (Reply #88)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:44 AM

97. I hope you're right

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:42 AM

89. Youth vote was higher than in 2008

I hope it's even higher next time, and at the midterm elections, which are tremendously important.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #89)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:45 AM

98. The youth have impressed me for some time

They are now awake!!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:14 AM

99. While I'm glad

we didn't wake the day after to a Romney nightmare presidency, I'm not satisfied. Not in the least.

I won't be satisfied until an authentic left-of-center, non corporate president is elected.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:21 AM

100. I'm just relieved we don't have a President Romney

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:36 AM

101. it is satisfying because

of the Rove meltdown and the shellacking the Citizens United took. Think about it. The people said that their vote was more important than the money poured into the Romney campaign. Yes, both sides spent over a billion dollars, but Citizens United took a big hit that will come back at us in 2016. This gives them four years to figure out how to get rid of Rove and have a better plan. They'll be ready. Will we?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:02 AM

102. Supreme Court!!!!!

PBO has already put in two Justices. I would think the two more liberal Justices (Ginsburg (79) and Breyer(74)) may retire during the next four years. It is totally possible that two of the other Justices (Scalia(76) and Kennedy(76)) will either die or retire in the next 4 years. That would mean that it is totally within the realm of possibility that our President will get to name up to 6 supremes during his two terms in office. If we could somehow get rid of Thomas(64) that would make it seven. Now that is something to celebrate.

It would be great to see a liberal leaning court for the next twenty years!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:11 AM

103. Many reasons, but I think mainly because I'm pretty sure that the



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