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'I have learned from you,' says president in tearful Chicago finale

Source: The Hill

“Despite all of our differences, most of us share hopes for America’s future,” Obama said before a crowd of thousands at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.

“We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools, the best teachers. We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the disruptive power of a warming planet. We want to pass on a country that’s safe and respected and admired around the world.”

Obama, who won an easy victory in the Electoral College by sweeping most of the swing states up for grabs, said he was returning to the White House “more determined and more inspired than ever.”

“Whether I have earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you and you have made me a better president,” Obama added.

Read more: http://thehill.com/video/campaign/266503-obama-calls-on-nation-to-put-aside-its-differences-after-election

Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Luntz, Newt, Hoekstra and DeMint sitting around a table

Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Luntz, Newt, Hoekstra and DeMint sitting around a table
By Tim F. November 7th, 2012

Well guys, says Cantor, we torpedoed the economy and Obama still won.

Newt lifts his head off the table, blinks his bloodshot eyes against the fluorescent light. So we call it a half win?


what happened last night...You ask?

and let's not forget Big Bird!

let's all take a moment to remember Karl Rove

TUE NOV 06, 2012 AT 10:45 PM PST
let's all take a moment to remember Karl Rove
by whiskeytown


but seriously, Karl - if Sheldon calls you and says "Hey - come on out to the desert 40 miles east of Las Vegas and I'll show you where I'm going to sink my next 100 million" - or if the Koch Brothers call and say "Hey Karl, come on out to the gun range this weekend"

like dude, take a raincheck - especially for trips out to the desert or into the subbasement where the foundation for a new building is being laid - call in sick for a couple years - you don't think Jimmy Hoffa was taken out by his opponents do you? - how much money did you piss away and how much of it was for naught? I'm sure you can point to some wins, but how many races did you truly influence?

you pissed away a lot of good money friend - money that could have gone into job creation - how many hookers and blow dealers did you rob from to fill that sinkhole with? And on Fox you are like "wait, no - it CAN'T be over" - the LOL's keep coming

keep it real Karl - we are the people of the United States of America, and if you think saying some nasty things a few hundred million times on TV can actually buy you an election - we'll see you back in 2016 - bring your checkbooks and your billionaires -

and to quote your old boss - Bring It On


Prop 30 tax hikes pass in California

Source: Politico

A $6 billion-a-year package of tax increases backed by Gov. Jerry Brown has passed in California, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday morning.

Brown has made the tax package, Prop 30, the centerpiece of his administration. It would raise the sales tax by a quarter of a cent for the next four years, and increase taxes on those making more than $250,000 for the next seven years. Brown argued the package of tax hikes was needed to prevent a devastating series of cuts to the state’s public schools and universities.

“I know a lot of people had some doubts and some questions: Can you really go to the people and ask them to vote for a tax?’” Brown said at a rally for supporters Tuesday night, according to the San Jose Mercury News. “Here we are. … We have a vote of the people, I think the only state in the country that says, ‘Let’s raise our taxes, for our kids for our schools, and for our California dream.”
Public employee unions strongly backed the tax measure, helping raise a large chunk of the $40 million spent to back the tax increase. A rival tax increase bill pushed by wealthy attorney Molly Munger was headed for an easy defeat, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83479.html#ixzz2BXjMrc00


Obamas, Bidens Embrace After Learning Of Victory (PHOTO)


We Get Our "Revenge" Karl Rove Loses It On FOX Tonight

TPM Editor’s Blog
For the Ages

JOSH MARSHALL NOVEMBER 7, 2012, 12:00 AM 2750

We’re going to have a piece on this shortly. But in case you weren’t watching Fox News over the last 45 minutes or so, something for the ages just happened. Shortly after Fox and everyone else called Ohio and the election for President Obama, Rove staged a live TV mutiny. He insisted that the Ohio call had been premature and then forced Fox’s Megan Kelly to make an SNL like walk through the Fox building and confront the network’s official number counters with Rove’s objections.

I’m sure I saw a thought bubble over the numbers guys’ heads that said “What the f*$k are you guys doing here?” But the guy calmly explained to Kelly that yes they were quite certain that Obama had defeated Romney and it was over. Kelly then walked back through the Fox building and gave the news to Rove. But it still wasn’t over.

This full Fox News network meltdown continued for a while. And then a while later I went back over to the TV wall in TPM’s office and saw that they’d brought in Michael Barone — key political numbers guy who just a day ago was saying that Romney would win with 70,000 electoral votes — to basically calmly, empathetically talk Rove down from the ledge.

So basically at this point Barone is like half grief counselor, half hostage negotiator trying to get Rove through Kubler-Ross’s 5 stages of grief.


As this was happening the other electoral votes were piling up to the point where Ohio didn’t even matter anymore. At this point Rove seems to still be working on founding the Ohio Truth movement. So I’m not sure where this is going to go. We’ll try to get you a full read out on this shortly.


why they lost...

i just had to document this moment at freerepublic
it is SO telling...
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