Obama thoughts, links and reactions…UPDATED

Some must reads for today - Updated, scroll down for new:You know who you are: But I don't. Two people have generously donated to the site and left me no way to send a personal thank you. Please know I appreciate it more than I can express. You help keep the site running.H/T Lynda: NY Times suddenly discovers "nuance" in Gitmo issues that used to be all about Bushhitler. That didn't take long. Watch the double-standards begin to fly!The Daily Show makes a similar discovery: "There‚Äôs l … [Read more...]

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Good Night, & Good Luck w/ Roundup – Updated

Good Luck, President-Elect Obama. You'll be in charge of our Armed Forces - Commander-in-Chief to 2,200,000 brave men and women who serve and are willing to die for their country.You'll understand when I say I hope you're up to the task (your resume is pretty thin) and that you'll think about what is best for those troops and the honorable victory they are achieving in Iraq, before you embark on the creation of your domestic army. To start, maybe, as president, you could do something to make … [Read more...]

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PA Called before Counting…

Hmmmm...I actually listened to Rush at my desk today and seem to recall him saying that the networks would be calling PA for Obama before they even started counting the votes - presumably in order to set up a "theft" narrative if needed - and that is what's just happened. Many people registering surprise that Pennsylvania has been instantly called Obama's. Stephen Green asks just how many dead people voted in PA?. Others having some difficulty believing it: Ace, who remembers NBC calling … [Read more...]

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Exit Polls All Over the Place; Ignore 'em

That's my advice, and it's Jim Geraghty's advice, too:We have typically wildly contradictory data. We have Gawker's initial numbers that would make McCain fans think they have a real shot, and Drudge, which has Obama ahead in Pennsylvania by 15. Drudge also has Ohio, Indiana, and Florida too close to call, which is... strange. It's not easy to imagine a scenario in which Pennsylvania is a blowout, but demographically-similar Ohio is too close to call.We also are seeing floating around places … [Read more...]

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Stop freaking out…

Election Anecdotes are here, but meanwhile...We all want what we want out of this election, but I am getting some emails from people that are downright frantic. I'm not sure there is room for "frantic" - and certainly not for despair - in the life of a believer. Yes, things seem chaotic, but there are always angels in the whirlwinds.Someone wrote early this morning, saying that she took comfort in Genesis 18, wherein we see the Lord telling Abraham he'll spare Sodom and Gomorrah if he … [Read more...]

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Election Day Anecdotes – Updated continuously

Buster says: Don't be afraid! Go vote!PJTV: Will be airing at 8PM with a stellar lineup, so check it out. Also, Stephen Green is Drunkblogging election night and has already called Ohio for McCain, just because he wants to. 7:21 PMJames Pethokoukis: In any event, not an Obama blowout, but he says the McCain camp is still cautiously optimistic and waiting to see the actual vote counts:Here is the latest from inside Team McCain: Florida looks good. Ohio, Penn., Virginia and NC are too close … [Read more...]

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Remember the Panhandle!

In 2000, the press declared the Florida polling places closed an hour before the precincts in the Panhandle - which runs at Central, not Eastern time - had closed.Thanks to that error - made over, and over, by every news outlet (hard to believe none of them understood about the panhandle, but seems they did not) - thousands of people, thinking the polls closed, may not have voted. Had they voted, the margin of victory in Florida might not have been so slim (and yes, it was a victory for Bush, … [Read more...]

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Obama, Coal & looming disaster

How does this lady think Obama is going to pay for her gasoline and her mortgage, and whatever else, when he is planning to bankrupt industries and make energy costs "skyrocket," thus burdening business and consumers, raising unemployment and - necessarily - lowering tax revenues?No, we can't talk enough about how destructive Barack Obama's energy plans will be for the country.Neo-neocon looks at Obama's lump of coal and sounds an alarm:Another blast from the Obama past has been dropped, … [Read more...]

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Obama's absolutely clear flip-flops

Via Ace and Mary Katharine Ham, who also created the memorable "Obama on Your Shoulder"Jim Geraghty compiles a list of flip-flops and says "All Barack Obama Statements Come With an Expiration Date. All Of Them." … [Read more...]

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Obama's Middle Finger – UPDATED

As I have said before, The middle finger is the first refuge of the 14 year old. Or the maturity-challenged perpetual adolescents.When he was caught flipping off Hillary Clinton, Obama's camp said the idea that he was using his middle finger to do anything but scratch an itch was "absurd and untrue."Okay. Once might be absurd and untrue. Twice - under similar circumstances - begins to seem like an immature and passive-aggressive habit.What a statesman! What a leader! What a uniter! … [Read more...]

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