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I said this four years ago, here's an update

Obviously, there are some folks on the Internet who weren't happy with the election

This message is for them.

Fine... I hope that they bitch and grumble all they want. It's their right.

However, there's a line, when crossed, which goes from bitching and moaning to actual threats.

This is America, where we have good reason to take threats seriously.

Threats require action.

The people of DU are patriots. They care for the safety of any President, even that jackass, George W. Bush.

We understand that the REelection of Barack Hussein Obama is a very emotional event in most of our lives.

But, we the people of DU, will never stand idly by and allow anyone or any group to threaten the life of President Obama or his family.

We are responsible and vigilant enough to report any such threat promptly to the proper authorities.

Let this serve as a warning: Do not issue threats, idle or otherwise, under penalty of LAW.

We are very serious about this matter.


MrScorpio, Member of the Democratic Underground

I would appreciate other member's endorsements

I'm sitting here drinking a vodka and OJ

All is good in the world, but most of all, we kicked ass.

Nothing beats winning.

After spending 30 Secs on Fox, this much is clear: The Republicans will never compromise

As long as they're holding on to the House and have the ability to filibuster the Senate at the drop of a hat.

They felt threatened and insulted by the President's speech today. The hatred and arrogance was just dripping off of their lips. The fact that they had their asses handed to them in the election is only viewed by them as a minor setback.

They will refuse, to their dying breaths, any form of victory for the President. They hate HIM still more than they love America.

The President needs to stay in campaign mode and expose Republican intransigence to the American people.

These Right Wingers who are in control of the GOP need to be taken to task. Boehner is in the toughest position of all, between the rock of his knuckle-dragging caucus and a hard place of a reelected President.

President Obama needs to take a cue from LBJ and grab the Weeping Boner by the balls and squeeze. Hang tough and let sequestration happen if they can't cooperate. It'll all be on them as the taxes go up and the cuts go into effect.

There's no need to give in to any of the Republican demands, because they'll NEVER be honest brokers as long as they take advantage of the Congress and have the support of all the angry and bitter white people who voted against the President.

We need to take over the Teabagger Congress Critters with angry mobs and force their hands, just like they did our CCs over the AFA.

These fuckers will not do anything unless they're forced to. Let's OBLIGE them.

President Obama thanked his staff as he shed a tear…

While Mitt Romney SHED his staff as he left THEM in tears…

Any questions?

"Day 1 of Communist America…"

Let's Party!

The Rev, Big Ed, Rachel and especially Lawrence were right.

Each one played an important part in shaping the scenario before Election Day and predicting the correct outcome.

The Rev and Big Ed took the pulse of the electorate; women, blacks, Latinos, labor, young people and everyone else who both embraced the President's message and were put off by the Romney camp's.

The narrative on those two shows was about reaction and a sense of purpose. People were chomping at the bit to support Barack Obama. After four years of listening to GOP bullshit, it was personal.

Rachel was responsible for cold, hard analysis and historical perspective. Calmly laying out how everything relates to the bigger picture, explaining the trends and their meaning.

She did it all in her calm and methodical way. She was the anti-bubble.

And my favorite host is Lawrence. Simply because he and I share a vision on the sheer meaning of what things mean. The only way that I can understand what he talks about is because I spent almost eight years in Washington DC, paying close attention to the sausage making process. He was in Congress and I was in The Pentagon.

Being in such close proximity to the Federal Government and its workings, you can't but help to see how things actually works there.

I basically watch his show so that he can tell me things that I learned more than 25 years ago. His nightly Nate Silver updates were perhaps the most important indicator of what was yet to come.

If you had to pick just one thing to watch on Lawrence's show, it should have been the 538 Blog updates.

And I did some research and observing on my own which complimented those four shows. You can say that I stepped outside of what could have very well been a left wing bubble.

I also spent quite a bit of time doing op research. Checking out GOP sites and blogs, combing over the tenor and content of Republican voter types. And it was quite clear that they had absolutely no concept of what was going on around them.

All they did was live in an echo chamber. Every once in a while, their meanderings would leak out into the real world, but none of them could gain any traction outside of their own circles. The Rev, Big Ed, Rachel and Lawrence, night after night, destroyed every single right wing argument.

What bothered me most about the other side was their complete absence of sanity and reality. They had created a Barack Obama that didn't exist and did everything that they could to oppose that creation. They had no idea what Romney was all about, which left him open to be seen in a way that whomever was looking at him would see him.

Because the Right's primary motivation was to get rid of President Obama and not elect Romney, Romney was shifted into the classification of nothing more than a ham sandwich. While the President's support was more for him than against Romney. It was a triumph of positive support for the Prez over negative support by the other side.

All in all, math, science, history and civics were ultimate winners during this election. Anyone paying close attention to that stuff had no business being surprised at all over the eventual outcome.

The entire picture was laid out for anyone who took the time to see it, both our side and theirs.

Our side succesfully predicted the outcome and their side was set up to fail miserably

The Reality Based Universe is really cool to live in.

'Star Trek' Proposal Photo Captures Everyone Off Guard, Including Cast

An unexpected marriage proposal in front of the cast of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" made for a memory that is truly out of this world.

A "Trek" fan popped the question during a cast photo op Sunday at Austin Wizard World Con, according to actor Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on the popular '90s sci-fi show -- and was seated to the immediate left of the bride-to-be during the proposal (she said "yes".

The photo rose to the top of Reddit's front page on Nov. 7. Wheaton, an avid user of the social news site, wrote in the comments:

About 30 minutes or so into this particular session, these two people came in. The girl went to stand between Patrick [Stewart] and [Jonathan] Frakes, and the guy directed her to stand in the front, instead. All of us tried to figure out what was going on... and the guy said, 'I really love 'Star Trek,' but I love (her name) even more.' He got down on one knee, and proposed to her.

Cast member Marina Sirtis had apparently met the couple earlier in the day and given them a hard time for not yet being married. According to Wheaton, Sirtis was a little embarrassed by the proposal.

"I guess when the cast of 'Star Trek' tells you to engage, you make it so," observed one Reddit user, co-opting catch phrases from the show.


Patrick Stewart, in the back has his face palm on

I make no apologies for gloating

I am really fucking happy that we won, I'm even more fucking happy that the assholes LOST.

Wingers are in pain right now and their tears are sweet and delicious. Excuse me…

Fill that glass for me, Lady. I'm thirsty…

I'm spiking the ball, doing a victory lap and… One second.

Fill that glass up for me while you're at it, OK?

As I was saying, I'm celebrating. About fucking time, I say. After all the shit that they put the President through, this outcome is happiness personified.

Hold up…

Don't waste those tears, Sweetheart. Pour some in that glass for me. Can I get a hit of those chips too?

I'm a happy, gloating motherfucka! This is our time.

Finally, my drink is here…

Thanks, Bottoms UP!

Dick moves. Always the dick moves

Romney staffers get cut off
November 8, 2012 | 5:07 pm

In Boston, stunned Romney supporters struggle to explain defeat
Well, that wrapped up fast. NBC News is reporting that Mitt Romney's staffers, trying to use campaign credit cards to get home late on election night, found that those cards had already been frozen. So how did that sit? "Fiscally conservative," said one aide to NBC on Wednesday.


The number one priority of the Republican Party actually made Barack Obama a two term president

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