Election live-blogging

I’m JT, and you can tell which posts are mine because they’ll be in Green.

I’m Christina, and you can tell which posts are mine because they’ll be awesome.  Also the font will be blue.


2:01am – I *really* can’t believe I blogged the whole thing!

1:59am - Obama: It doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight, you can make it here in America! (and he mentioned god 3 times. kinda. (God’s grace and God bless you)

1:53am – Obama: What makes Americans exceptional are the bonds we hold (NOT GOD) – love, charity, duty and patriotism (NOT FAITH)

1:50am – Obama wants to work with leaders of both parties – like reducing the deficit and reforming immigration.

1:46am – Obama: “Arguments we have are a mark of our liberty.” Damn straight!

1:44am – Obama hasn’t mentioned god or prayers yet.

1:43am – Everyone loves Michelle!

1:42am – Obama just called Joe Biden the Happy Warrior. Oh?

1:38am – Obama: The task of perfecting our union moves forward – because of you. You reaffirmed the spirit.. that has lifted this country from the depths of despair… We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one family and as one nation… while our road has been hard… we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back. We know that for the USA, the best is yet to come… 

1:36am – Playing victory music! Signed, Sealed, Delivered.  Stevie Wonder. 

1:35am – Here he comes! He brought his ladies. 

1:32am – Kitteh is no longer amused by ur politiks. 

1:26am – Kitteh, and President arriving!

1:23am – Victory picture of kitteh coming…

1:17am – Commenter: RuQu

Bill O’Reilly on Fox News currently giving Hurricane Sandy credit for an Obama victory while continuing to harp on the Libya Conspiracy.

Fox News Blonde #11 is asking “How did we get to this point?” in a tone of shock.

O’Reilly’s answer: Whites are getting outnumbered and minorities are lazy and want free stuff.

1:10am – Obama en route to give the victory speech. 

1:07am – Where is ***president*** Obama? He should be out soon for his speech. 

1:05am – Oh hey, that WAS Mitts victory speech! he just changed a few words. I could tell. 

1:04am – I can’t believe I blogged the whole thing! 

1:01am – Florida still outstanding, however Obama still in the lead there. 97.9 reported 49.9 for Obama, 49.2 for Romney.

12:56am – Mittens - The nation is at a critical point – our leaders have to reach across the aisle. Job creators – invest! I believe in America! I ran for office because I’m concerned for America. We will pray for this nation! Praypraypraypraygodbless.

12:55am – Mittens congratulates The Barakuda. He prays that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. He says thank you, but his face says, “Fuck you”. 

12:55am – Here’s Mittens!!

12:53am – Romney is getting mic’ed up. Let’s hear it, Mitt. 

12:50am – Romney is apparently making a speech at 12:55. 

12:43am – Romney has called the president and conceded!

12:42am Maybe Mitt is waiting for his divine providence. 

12:36am – Obama takes Virginia!

12:27am – Tammy Duckworth was elected to Congress. She is a double amputee and a veteran. Obama is up in the popular vote. 

12:26am – Romney still hasn’t conceded. 

12:21am – Washington state votes to legalize pot! Still illegal federally though. 

12:13am – CBS is projecting Ohio for president because the president has done well in swing areas.

12:10am – Obama has Colorado.

12:05am – Is Nate Silver a witch?

12:00am – Fox ran out of things to talk about and ended streaming election coverage. 

11:57pm - I screwed up my times! I fixed them. I can’t wait to listen to Glenn Beck tomorrow. 

11:53pm – Tammy Baldwin wins senate seat in Wisconsin. This is awesome because she is gay. 

11:52pm - FOX: “We’re going to continue to lose jobs.” In order to “continue” doing something, it must be happening at present.

11:44pm – Romney campaign refuses to concede Ohio.

11:43pm – Guess what conservatives. The scary black socialist communist atheism Muslim born in Kenya got re-elected.

11:42pm –  Fox is in full meltdown, LMAO

11:38pm - Fox is complaining that the system is gamed. Karl Rove says the Ohio call is too early. 

11:36pm – Fox news is finally whining about the electoral college. 

11:34pm I never thought I’d see the day when a state would legalize marijuana for recreational use. This brings a tear to my eye. Please release all those prisoners who are in jail for selling pot, Colorado. 

11:32pm – Barakuda!

11:29pm – Everyone wins when pot is legalized. 

11:28pm – “We can’t go spouting nonsense and War on Reality talking points” Fox news?! Really? You just said that?!

11:26pm – Fox news is talking about Twitter again. They look shamed. 

11:25pm – Fox Newscasters are talking about how Obama wants to tax us is into oblivion and how  he is the worst president for the poor. 

11:24pm – Fox News reassuring us that we will all be okay. Don’t panic!

11:23pm - Obama just tweeted “Four more years.”

11:22pm – Fox news is showing footage of Chicagoeans celebrating. They are reading chatroom texts: “Goodbye America”.

11:20pm – To all you teabaggers who said you’d leave the country if Obama got re-elected… You need some help moving out?

11:19pm –  Switching back to Fox news! I want to see them cry.

11:18pm – …but Romney has like a million more popular votes. 

11:18pm – There go your guns and bibles! ABORTIONS AND GAY MARRIAGE FOR EVERYONE!

11:17pm – We’re not completely satisfied with these projections! Really? HE WON?

11:14pm CBS says OBAMA HAS WON!!

11:07pm – Marijuana is legal in Colorado! Medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts! Gay marriage is ahead in Maryland!

10:55pm – Mitt is projected to win north Carolina. Obama wins New Mexico. Electoral count so far: Obama has 243, Romney has 203.

10:53pm – Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) has a slight lead for congress – she’s an atheist! 

10:45pm – Come on, call Florida! We’re on our toes here!

10:38pm – The first time I voted was in 2000. I think I voted for Nader.  Maryland’s marriage equality measure is now in a dead heat. 

10:37pm – Mitt Carries Arizona. Surprise! [end sarcasm]

10:34pm – DC is 48% reporting, 91/7 in favor of Obama. Yeah. 

10:30pm – Did you miss me? Minnesota is projected to go blue. 

10:11pm – Romney needs Florida, Ohio and Virginia to win.

10:09pm – Romney wins in Missouri… of course. *angry but expected fist* I sure feel like my vote here doesn’t count for much. Blech.

10:07pm – Claire McCaskill projected to win Missouri! Legalization (not just medical) Marijuana is ahead in Colorado 54/46.

10:02pm – New Hampshire and Wisconsin have gone to Obama. They are battleground states. MASSACHUSETTS APPROVES MEDICAL MARIJUANA!

10:00pm – Polls are closed in all battleground states!

9:59pm – Fox calls Warren the winner in MA.

9:58pm – 85% reporting in Florida, Obama up by 43000 votes. The election could end right here. Ohio only has a 4% Obama lead.

9:53pm – NBC rescinds its call of Elizabeth Warren winning. That race is still open.

9:50pm – Time for CBS coverage!  Obama has 157 electoral votes, Romney has 153. Ohio down to 52/47 in favor of Obama. 

9:49pm – Fox Newscasters: “The president has to reach across the aisle.” He has!

9:42pm – I’m Skyping with my friend Shelley – I put the iPad in my shirt so she can see what I see. Also, Obama has a 20,000 vote lead in Florida, 84% reporting. Ohio is closing though, 42% in, 52/46 in favor of the Barakuda. 

9:36pm – Virginia 51/47 in favor of Romney.

9:34pm – Fox still hopes that people split the ticket in Ohio and maybe will vote for Romney.

9:32pm – Obama  pulling ahead in Florida, now up by 14000.

9:28pm – Fox is showing brief numbers! Fox Newscaster is “surprised and saddened that Ohio is not looking out beyond its own borders”

9:27pm – Fox Newscasters talking about how if Romney does not get Ohio, it’s over. Yes.. That’s right Fox!

9:25pm - Obama is back in front in Florida! 80% reporting, 50/49 for Obama, he is up by 8800 votes. 

9:23pm – TishaUnarmed joins our party. She wants the mean Big Bird man to lose. 

9:20pm – We switched back to Fox News because we are gluttons for punishment. They think Republicans will retain control in the house. 

9:19pm – Romney pulling ahead in Florida. 

9:10pm: Sarah has joined our election party! North Carolina is 64% in, 50/49 in favor of Romney – should have been a blowout.

9:09pm – Gay marriage bills: Maine – losing 49/41. Maryland – winning 57/43. 

9:04pm – Here’s a pic of JT and I using all of our screen clout to live-blog every few  minutes. Also cat.

9:02pm - CNN: Mitt projected to win some states he was already projected to win.

9:01pm – CNN: Kansas’ projected winner is Romney. I could have called that last week guys. 

8:58pm – Obama has 78 electoral votes, Romney has 82. Also, churches are still being used as polling places. I have a problem with this.

8:56pm- Romney has written a victory speech, but not a concession speech. I hope he gives his victory speech anyway when he loses. 

8:50pm – Amendment 8 falls in Florida, good news for the separation of church/state, bad news for Romney.

8:41pm: Here’s a pic of our Cuddle Pit full of screens.  Also, Virginia is 32% reporting in, 55% Romney, 44% Obama.

8:39pm – There is no more sad body language from Fox newscasters for us to smile at since we switched to ABC.

8:31pm – Florida numbers: 56% of votes in, Obama is 51%, Romney is 48%.

8:28pm – Fun fact: It might be illegal to post a picture of your ballot to social media sites? Check this out.

8:27pm – Holy hand grenades, ABC has numbers!

8:26pm – If you’re in a poll anywhere in the USA and they close, STAY IN LINE. They legally have to let you vote. 

8:23pm – Due to Fox refusing to put up any freaking numbers, we’re switching back to ABC. Fox keeps saying that they’d be calling the election for Romney if Romney were “more inclusive”. 

8:20pm – Fox FINALLY put up some stats. Obama is at 50% of the popular vote, Romney is at 49%. Then they took the stats down.

8:18pm - Aikin and Mourdock are being crushed in polls. 

8:15pm – Fox Official Latino Newscaster: If Mitt Romney had McCain’s numbers for latino voters, we’d be calling the vote for Romney. 

8:13pm – Newscasters: “Each side says they are going to win, but one side must know they are wrong.” Um… Ya think?

8:09pm – Fox Newscasters say: Hurricane Sandy was positive for Obama, but telling people to “vote for revenge” hurt him.

8:06pm – So far, Fox News it talking about Twitter. FOXNEWS: our job is to make it look like we’re winning!

8:02pm – Exit polls in Ohio have Obama up 51% to 48%!  w00t!

7:51pm – We’re streaming ABC for the next 8 minutes until we switch to Fox.

7: 38pm - I listened to Fox News Radio while picking up my friend to bring him to our party and they are sure Mitt will win.

7:22pm – In Virginia, Dems are ahead in the preliminary polls.

7:18pm – This year the white vote is down and the Latino vote is up.  That bodes well for Obama.

7:07pm – Everyone leave some supportive comments for Michaelyn.  She’s drinking every time the CNN crew says “Ohio.”

7:02pm – I’ve got a great idea, nation; let’s do this the easy way.  Romney loses Florida early and we know who the next President is going to be before bedtime.  :)

Ok, it’s closing in on game time.  Christina and I are ordering pizza and getting ready to chill with all of you guys.  We’ve settled on…*sigh*…Fox News, so please hang around in the comments and keep us company (and tell us what real journalists are saying).

  • http://jubydoo.wordpress.com/ Juby!

    Ellise and I are watching returns as well, except a)we’re awesome and we’re making our pizza from scratch, and b)we’re awesome and watching the returns on PBS.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Awesome! I’m sure that will be less taxing than Faux.

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  • RenDP

    Trying to Keep Calm and Trust Nate Silver. Fox is not allowed in the house, and I don’t have cable, so I’m relegated to checking in with the local news and counting on the marvel of the interwebz to keep me up to date. Thanks for hanging out with us.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Ditto. Here’s hoping he’s on his game…

  • http://improbablejoe.blogspot.com Improbable Joe

    I think I’ll just rewatch the first season of American Horror Story… seems appropriate on a night like this, don’t you think? At least the creepy rubber suit guy can only screw one person at a time…

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      +1

  • Anonymous

    I’m thinking about going to watch the results start coming in at a sports bar. Paint my face blue, get a “hope” foam finger, treat every state as a touchdown.

  • sqlrob

    Fox News? Hope you have plenty of alcohol at the ready.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      I know. I don’t know how Christina takes it. On the upside, if Obama wins, we get to watch their heads explode. :)

      • Caitlin West

        That’s what I’m staying up late to see! :D

        • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

          Here’s hoping. Thanks for keeping me company, Cat. :)

  • Caitlin West

    A presidential election and Skepticon 5 in the same week? This one will go down in my personal history books.

  • UsingReason

    I predict that when Obama wins we will be treated to the most sanctimonious, holier-than-though, insane concession speech ever. Maybe Romney can run for President of the tiny Pilgrim people on the Moon (consult the writings of Joseph Smith for details) for the next 8 years.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      No bet. :P

      • Caitlin West

        I don’t know what would be better: Seeing Romney or O’Reilly’s face if Romney loses.

    • http://improbablejoe.blogspot.com Improbable Joe

      Do you really think Romney will concede? I have my doubts.

      • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

        If he loses Ohio or Florida? Absolutely. He’s dead to rights then and he knows it.

        • http://improbablejoe.blogspot.com Improbable Joe

          I don’t know… not that it matters, but Rmoney has managed to be a complete dick in every other situation we’ve ever seen him in. I’m half expecting that if he loses, he’ll insist on a national recount and go to his grave claiming a conspiracy.

          • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

            That’s also a depressingly feasible outcome. :(

          • Kodie

            He will just interrupt and insist on more time.

          • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

            Snorting out the nose number 3. :P

    • http://researchtobedone.wordpress.com ResearchToBeDone

      I predict that we will still enjoy every fucking minute of it. The git.

    • Carrie

      Hahahahahahahaha!!! I watched a youtube video on an overview and how they believe and it is crazy. Romney is going to lose and how things are going right now, they are going exactly to plan. I project that Obama is going to win with 303 points.

      • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

        Here’s hoping you’re right. :\

        • Carrie

          Okay, we lost virginia but we have ohio. So it skews it a bit but things are going well. We at the moment are still winning.

          • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

            Did we lose VA? Where is that being reported?

          • Anonymous

            whoa, whoa! VA only had zero-point-dustmote precincts reporting at that point, and they held the rest of the early reporters until just a few minutes ago because of the long lines. It’s not anything yet. http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=PRE&map=CTY

  • http://hookungfu.blogspot.com Dustin

    I’m at work, but I’ll be hitting refresh on my phone constantly. Stay strong, JT!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Will do! :)

  • Aratina Cage

    Can’t stomach Fox myself. I want to see Chris Matthews all tingly like when Obama wins again!

  • NotAProphet

    Have you guys seen the routes to victory app on the NY Times site? Very cool, and somewhat reassuring to the world at large.

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/11/02/us/politics/paths-to-the-white-house.html?smid=tw-share

  • AJ

    Tuesday night has been my RPG night for close to 20 years, so I’ll be a Werewolf tonight. But I also have a fire in our fireplace that I will need to check on, so I will get updates as the night goes on, probably from CNN.

    Also, bourbon.

  • http://improbablejoe.blogspot.com Improbable Joe

    You know, the right-wingers have been predicting a possible landslide for Romney. There’s no way they are going to accept a loss at all, let alone gracefully or with any dignity.

    • AJ

      Doesn’t this go along with their “Our mission is to make sure Obama is a One Term President” that has made this recession longer than it needed to be?

      AJ

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      The part of me that wants the best for the country would hate that…

      …the part of me that loves to watch them freak out will contentedly smile.

  • AJ

    Well, if Michaelyn is drinking water or lemonade, then they can say “Round on both ends, High in the middle” all they want, correct?

    AJ

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      She’s drinking Mike’s hard lemonade. This could be bad…

      • AJ

        I was so close to using some other beverage than lemonade because of Mike’s. On the bright side, Ohio is EST, right? They shouldn’t be mentioning it much after a couple hours from now.

        Just in case, make sure she has plenty of ice water for in between the Ohio mentions.

        AJ

    • sqlrob
      • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

        Win. :)

      • AJ

        Ooohh. Yeah, that’s not good. But as my other comment says, it helps the headache the next morning.

        AJ

  • sqlrob

    Everyone leave some supportive comments for Michaelyn. She’s drinking every time the CNN crew says “Ohio.”

    You have EMTs in attendance?

  • Kodie

    I don’t have cable so I am watching broadcast channel results… so far. I was watching NBC and shortly before the programming went to election coverage, Brian Williams made an ominous suggestion to “get comfortable.” Not a welcoming “come on in and set a while,” but a “lie back and think of England” way. I changed to CBS. Doesn’t really matter.

    Then I see this thread, and I can’t promise I’ll keep up but Christina’s intro made me comfortable in the way that’s good and not the way it’s creepy.

  • sqlrob
    • Kodie

      My favorite thing all day.

  • Ibis3

    Gods of Tartarus, I don’t know how you people do it. I mean, I hate Harper’s government with the heat of ten thousand suns, and after our last federal election, went into voluntary exile from all political media coverage for about six months (and, for the record, still avoid news programmes exclusively dedicated to political coverage). But an election campaign that basically starts moments after the last one? A country where almost all news coverage is basically propaganda or superficial “politics as a spectator sport”* crap? Where many have been convinced to worry more over non-existent voter fraud than actually-taking-place voter suppression? And nigh on 50% willing to vote for someone who’s given us every reason to believe that he’s a narcissistic sociopath? I think I’d be pulling my hair out if I were in your shoes. Acck! I’m really hoping** that Nate Silver has it right.

    *Alas, our media starting to import this approach.
    **Okay, maybe even praying to some (albeit fictional) deities

  • Ibis3

    About half an hour ago, I saw that “Rape babies are a gift from Gaaawwd” Mourdock was leading in his Senate race. Sad. Very sad.

  • http://Atheists.org Amanda Knief

    Stopping by to say hi! My beverage of choice is Pepsi–which I am swigging every time MSNBC brings on a commentator I know or calls a race where I personally met one of the candidates. (Humble brag, hehe).

    I bribed the friends who are housing me in the aftermath of Sandy with dinner out in order to take over their TV for the whole night. They are very generous–this is my Super Bowl!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      lol! Thanks for swinging by. Don’t be a stranger tonight. :D

  • RuQu

    I wouldn’t expect an early concession from Romney. Even if he is projected to lose FL and OH, it’s inappropriate to concede before polls close in the western states. HI doesn’t close the polls until 11PM eastern. The Aleutians in AK close at midnight eastern.

  • RuQu

    Bill O’Reilly on Fox News currently giving Hurricane Sandy credit for an Obama victory while continuing to harp on the Libya Conspiracy.

    Fox News Blonde #11 is asking “How did we get to this point?” in a tone of shock.

    O’Reilly’s answer: Whites are getting outnumbered and minorities are lazy and want free stuff.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      This made me snort water out my nose. :)

  • sqlrob

    I don’t understand the 8:15 update. Mean calling for Romney? Against Romney? He has more than McCain? Less?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Christina fixing it now. :)

  • sqlrob

    But but but, Romney was going to win by a landslide, why are they taking the numbers down?

  • RuQu

    Fox News making a big fuss out of Romney winning Arkansas and its 4pts. No mention of Obama winning Romney’s home state of Mass. with its 10pts.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      For the second time tonight, I snorted water out my nose.

  • http://raisinghellions.wordpress.com/ blotzphoto

    I can’t watch election coverage, so I’m depending on you guys… keep up the good work.
    (Seriously, if election coverage comes on the teevee, I just hear a buzzing sound and see a grey space where the monitor should be, its hard to look at, like hyperspace in Niven’s known space stories.)

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      We’ll do our best. :)

  • Kaboobie

    This is the only coverage I can handle right now. And I’m at home alone, and wish I had a cuddle pit!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Come join ours! :)

  • http://Atheists.org Amanda Knief

    NBC is playing it safe in its calls b/c it would be a bit h to have to re-color any of the states in the ice in the rink at the Rock.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Glad to hear they learned their lesson after 2008. :)

  • http://hookungfu.blogspot.com Dustin

    Obama’s up 95 to 88!

  • Ibis3

    What happened in Maine? I’d have thought they’d be pretty liberal there. I mean, they can see Gaynada from their house and everything.

  • RuQu

    Breaking news from Fox News: Republicans to retain control of the House.

    Also, Fox calling Wisconsin for Obama. Only possible route for Romney now is both FL and OH. No real surprise, but it cut off his only possible no-Ohio route.

  • Kodie

    Nice cat!

  • RuQu

    With WI called for Obama, if FL goes Obama, that alone is enough to push Obama over 270. Alternatively, Ohio plus any one western state (NV, CO, IA) is an Obama win.

    If Romney loses FL, he has lost. If he loses OH, he has to sweep every other swing state.

  • RuQu

    Fox calling Mourdock defeated!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      America! Fuck yeah!!

      • NakedAnthropologist

        The valmorphization of the union (*wipes tear) – it’s beautiful.

  • http://improbablejoe.blogspot.com Improbable Joe

    It comes down to Florida and Ohio again?

  • neatospiderplant

    Re 9:04pm pic: That is one Floofy looking cat!

    • Kodie

      More cat.

  • Kodie

    MA projects a win for Elizabeth Warren (D) over Scott Brown (R/person not party with the sentimental “handsome guy in jeans” ads).

    • Kodie

      (Junior) senate seat vacated by Ted Kennedy and most recently occupied by Brown upon Kennedy’s death via a special election.

    • Kaboobie

      The Brown vs. Warren ads have been 10 times as annoying as the Romney vs. Obama ads. I think it’s the Boston accents that make it so.

      • Kodie

        Warren’s testimonial examples were annoyingly Southie, yeah.

        • Kodie

          I don’t mean anything against Southie people but their “hard-working” accent hard to understand.

          • Kodie

            I was way more annoyed by the “American Crossroads” rich lady with the dead eyes and contests that I was not able to vote in, like Tisei/Tierney.

          • Kodie

            Scawt Brown’s concession speech is keeping it classy. I don’t like to hate that guy, he’s pulling it off, he’s just not the guy I like for senator.

  • http://www.epiphanyhealth.name Gayle Jordan

    El and I are having a bed picnic, reading FB, Twitter, this blog, Dan’s blog, AND I have a law school class on Real Property too! Love your cuddle pit! xo

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Wish you guys were here! <3

  • RuQu

    According to Fox News, Boehner says that since they kept the House that “there is no mandate to raise taxes.”

    This despite the fact that it would have needed 25 incumbent Republicans to be unseated, which would have been very unlikely given our ~90% incumbency rate, for Democrats to take over.

    • Azkyroth

      ..how do we know this already?

  • RuQu

    Fox calling a Warren victory and projecting a likely Democratic Senate.

  • RuQu

    Fox calling NH for Obama.

    Romney now needs *all* three of FL, OH, and VA. If he loses even one of those, it’s not mathematically possible.

  • http://improbablejoe.blogspot.com Improbable Joe

    Florida is looking pretty decent (+40,000) for Obama with 86% in.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      America! Fuck yeah! :P

  • RuQu

    I think Brit Hume of Fox News reads Nate Silver. He just used the same “inside straight” poker analogy Silver used two days ago to describe Romney’s 8% chance of a victory.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      I caught that. :P

  • Aratina Cage

    I’m in Twitter Jail but I’m loving the live coverage here and on Twitter! So happy for Dems tonight! There is little chance left for Obama not to win. *whew*

  • RuQu

    Fox calling Akin defeated!

    • Cunning Pam

      FSM, but that is great news! I had to stop watching earlier lest my anxiety get the best of me, but I’m so so glad to see this! There’s hope for Missouri after all, methinks.

  • http://improbablejoe.blogspot.com Improbable Joe

    I think we can change the channel and/or go to bed. Dick Morris predicted a Romney victory, and he still seems really confident that Romney will win in every swing state he needs.

  • Kodie

    Escape from New York is on ThisTV.

    • dorcheat

      Hey Kodie,

      I caught bits and pieces of that too between commercials on the major networks election coverage!

      • Kodie

        I had reached a critical mass with news-voices and I don’t have cable. People can still choose to wait and see later! I was actually half-planning to watch a whole DVD instead of pay attention but it wasn’t that bad. It could have been worse. At least it’s not between election results and Children-of-the-Corn-a-thon.

  • RuQu

    Palin sounds defeated already in a Fox interview. “I’m very disappointed.”

    “I’m crossing my fingers.”
    “I’m hoping that things can turn around,” she says with her voice almost cracking.

    • Aratina Cage

      Why does that make me happy?

      • Kodie

        Cartoons are like that.

  • RuQu

    Looking like a clean sweep for the anti-rape candidates.

    Akin: defeated
    Mourdock: defeated
    Walsh: not called, but trailing Duckworth by a large margin.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Lesson learned: don’t fuck with women.

      • http://www.epiphanyhealth.name Gayle Jordan

        I see what you did there.

    • UsingReason

      As the father of two daughters, the extremely grateful companion to my wife and the son of my mother I would like to take this moment to tell all these ignorant white men to go fuck themselves. As a white male I would like to apologize for all these douchebags but if I start apologizing for white male republicans I’ll be here all night; did I mention they can go fuck themselves?

      Seriously though, I have been angrier at politicians than I can ever remember at any point in my life, and I’m a Canadian.

      • Liberated Liberal

        :D

      • NakedAnthropologist

        I am so hugging you from at least 1000 miles away right now. Thank you.

  • RuQu

    I’m surprised. Fox News Blonde* just asked Ham Rove, “Is this just math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or do you actually think this is how it will work out?”

    *It never says her name on screen and I don’t normally watch Fox News.

  • Lou Doench

    Get your act together Florida!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Florida is so grounded after this election.

  • Rando

    Ohio is leaning to Obama.

  • Rando

    Minnesota has gone for Obama, just need Ohio and Florida to clinch it!

  • RuQu

    Puerto Rico has a two-fold referendum.

    1) Should they change their relationship to the US?
    2) If yes:
    2a) become a state
    2b) become independent
    2c) stay with the US, but with more autonomy.

    I hear that “state” may win, but I’m waiting to find more reliable data. Would be cool.

  • RuQu

    Fox News is admitting the difficulty and necessity of winning FL, OH, VA, and CO or IA. They don’t seem happy about it.

  • Rando

    CNN gave California, Hawaii, and Washington. Right now CNN has Obama winning 228 to 176.

  • UsingReason

    Fox just called Ohio for Obama.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Fuck yeah!!!!

  • Ashley

    Victory!!!!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Fox News is so furious. It’s lovely.

  • Kodie

    Picture of your CAT again! Victory CAT!

  • Rando

    Fox is grasping straws. Cry cry weep weep!

    • UsingReason

      Apparently the lazy whites didn’t get out to vote enough.

      • Rando

        What about the bigoted fundies? I can’t wait for the Armageddon to start!

        • Kodie

          I like to think all the bigoted fundies voted and they don’t outnumber us as I had feared they would, and by all indications on the Romney fb page. Romney needed the “witless mark” vote and it just didn’t suffice.

          • UsingReason

            Happiest thought of the night.

          • Kodie

            They’re still going to be vocal, that’s the downside. 4 years from now, who will be thrust forward? In the meantime I choose to be untouchable. They can squawk all they like but it’s bitterness, like when Clinton was president and everything was awesome.

  • UsingReason

    Now, I need to see if they are going to legalize weed in Washington. The really important vote.

  • Kodie

    I almost wish I had cable to watch FOX now. From now on for the next 4 years, I predict misery on that channel. Oh well!

  • http://www.godlessteens.com/ Godless Teen

    OMG I WANT TO GIVE ALL YOU GUYS A VIRTUAL HUG I’M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW THAT OBAMA WON!

    In other news, I’m surprised but certainly glad to see marijuana legalized in my home state of Colorado.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      *epic bear hug*

    • Liberated Liberal

      I just left Colorado for Oregon! And we lost marijuana.

      Congratulations to you! :D

  • Rando
  • http://improbablejoe.blogspot.com Improbable Joe

    That Fox “News” thing was the saddest thing I’ve seen in a pretty long while…

    For those of you who missed it, when the Fox analysts called it for Obama, they basically stopped doing a normal broadcast, and Megyn Kelly (Blonde #7, I think) walked back there to ask the analysts if they were really really REALLY sure? Maybe they could check their numbers one more time, please please please?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Shadenfreude.

      • Kodie

        Schadenfreude is one of my favorite kinds of freude.

  • Rando

    I can’t wait for Carl Rove to challenge the other panelists to Thunderdome! Two men enter one man leaves! Rated R

  • arthur1526

    hi
    friends
    Since this world is transitory, and life is short, and one’s essential duties are many, and eternal life is gained here; and since this guest-house of the world is not without an owner, indeed, has a most wise and generous director, and neither good nor bad will remain without recompense; and since according to the verse,
    On no soul does God place a burden greater than it can bear
    there is no obligation that is insupportable, and a safe way is preferable to a harmful one, and since friends and ranks last only till the door of the grave; then surely the most fortunate person is he who does not forget the hereafter for this world, nor sacrifice the hereafter for this world, nor destroy the life of the hereafter for worldly life, nor waste his life on trivial things, but considers himself to be a guest and acts in accordance with the commands of the guest-house’s Owner, then opens the door of the grave in confidence and enters upon eternal happiness.

    From Risalei Nur collection by Said Nursi.
    http://www.nur.gen.tr/en.html#leftmenu=Risale&maincontent=Risale&islem=read&KitapId=499&BolumId=8777&KitapAd=Letters+(+revised+)&Page=91

    • Nate Frein

      Your name’s familiar…

      Oh, yeah. In the dictionary. Under the word “gullible”.

      • Rob

        It is? I didn’t think gullible was in the dictionary.

    • Azkyroth

      On no soul does God place a burden greater than it can bear

      Fuck. You.

  • UsingReason

    WTF? Did Shep Smith start asking some real questions? On Fox?

    To bad he didn’t get a real answer.

    • UsingReason

      Oh wait, I changed the channel; that’s not Fox.

  • Kodie

    Old but still lol and only less than 30 seconds of your time:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUKmUQRyEqM

  • Kodie

    Bob Shieffer says someone had tried twice… and fayelled. He is saying it wistfully but something about his accent when he says it, you know? Any plans to post more cat?

    • Stogoe

      That must be in regards to Linda McMahon, who spent $77 million of her own money to lose the Connecticut Senate seat. Twice. Now CT has a full four years away from her before they get to shut her down a third time.

  • Rando

    I don’t think that’s really your cat! I demand to see the long form birth certificate.

    • Kodie

      I think it is a fine cat from anywhere. I see Congratulations for Obama from all over the world, but maybe that cat has been drinking because it is so black and tan, and McKayla unimpressed.

      THANK YOU CAT

  • Kristjan

    Well, congratz! I get that Obama was not exactly everyone’s favorite, but Romney makes Dubya look very erudite, distinguished, refined and intelligent, so I guess most of the world took a collective sigh of relief when Obama won. Yay!
    In Slovenia, we’re electing the president of the republic next Sunday and all candidates are pathetic. The only reason I’m voting for the guy currently in office is because he at least looks distinguished and refined, the others don’t even pull that off. It’s a sad statement on the state of affairs that I spent five minutes checking out our candidates and months monitoring US elections. Sigh.
    Here’s to hoping Obama improves his track record this term, although I’m not holding my breath.

  • Rob

    Request for liveblogging posts (or anything with a time in it, really): Could you put your time zone in the main part of it?


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