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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.02
Really, it was a matter of inevitability as soon as PA and OH were decided, but we didn't actually get past 270 until the top of this hour when the west coast could be called en masse for Obama.

So.

Now what? ;-)



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.94
OMG.... It's the end of the world!!!!!


No actually, I think it will be okay as long as he does not raise my taxes I'm okay with this, now on to who he(OBAMA) picks as his cabinet.

Obama got quite a mess to clean up. I think he will do well.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.57
    Originally posted by CRZ
    So.

    Now what? ;-)

Well, I didn't vote for him, but he's my president now, so I hope he does a good job.



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Congratulations, President B HUSSAIN OBAMA.

Please do not send your secret muslim's after me.



In all seriousness, wow. What a day.




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Since: 11.2.03
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.02
I wept as Charles Gibson called the election, and again when John Lewis was speaking about what this means to him. I have been fervently hoping for him to win but I didn't expect it to effect me so emotionally. Perhaps it's the fact that it breaks down such barriers; no longer do you have to be a white male to reach our nation's highest office.

When Barack Obama was born, there were still places in our land where overt discrimination was the norm, where black people had great difficulty merely being able to cast a vote, let alone receive one. In that context, this is a great milestone.
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We need to get hardcore. level the playing field - everyone makes 50k a year and tries their best to be the best at what they do. Take the profit system away and force folks to try their best, or else, be lazy - if you want. All the lazy, criminals, derelicts and lawyers get sent to a jailed section of ND, SD, WY, etc. we have plenty of country for the unwashed.


Let's spend the next 10 years making a good America. Anyone wants to fuck around - kill. Isolationism is the way - with a couple of nukes here and there, to show we mean business.

Then after 10 years we can be a Superpower again, instead of a joke. "Global Economy" means nothing when your currency sucks, Time to re-group and be a Strong country - in 10 years we can come out of our shells and be someone - maybe Imperialist - and not the half assed ones that throw a trillion $ at a no-win war. Take what is ours.


More to this line of thinking, maybe someday, but I'm ashamed we didn't do this when we had a "mandate". Ain't "mandate" a good term for getting fucked and not even a kiss? Man Date

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Cajun: No actually, I think it will be okay as long as he does not raise my taxes

If you don't mske that kind of money, it's all good. Just never have the DREAM of making that kind of money....



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
    Originally posted by CajunMan
    No actually, I think it will be okay as long as he does not raise my taxes I'm okay with this

Good luck with that...because that's the first thing he's going to do.

Regardless, he won. It is what it is. I just hope that the Republicans aren't as big of asshats about it as Dems were when Bush won, particularly the second time around.

(I have no doubt that a lot of Republicans will be asshats, but it would be nice to just let Obama screw the place by his lonesome so we can win in four years without some of the Clinton-era shenanigans)
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Congratulations to all Americans on this historic and wonderful evening.

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.86
    Originally posted by Grimis
    ...it would be nice to just let Obama screw the place by his lonesome so we can win in four years without some of the Clinton-era shenanigans)


I almost missed you.

Edit: Your presence, that is. Sorry, had to clarify. ;)

(edited by Leroy on 4.11.08 2134)


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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.89
Bloomberg in 4 years.

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.74
Good luck to him. I just hope he can live up to the hype. It will be almost impossible for him to live up to his followers expectations.

Kudos to McCain for a classy concession speech.

And Grimmis, welcome back.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.36
I am happy and relieved.

It's quite possible that Obama doesn't live up to the hype, but for today I have a new hope in America. I also feel that my faith in America and Americans has been restored.

Change isn't easy for a lot of people, but for me, today, it feels good.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.13
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    I am happy and relieved.

    It's quite possible that Obama doesn't live up to the hype, but for today I have a new hope in America. I also feel that my faith in America and Americans has been restored.

    Change isn't easy for a lot of people, but for me, today, it feels good.


I second that! McCain was very classy in defeat and I loved the speech for Obama. Now, let's see what he can do!



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
And his kids get a new puppy!





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Since: 3.5.03
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.36
I can't find any news articles about it yet, but about 15 minutes ago I just caught Ralph Nader being interviewed by Fox News (sorry, I don't watch Fox News regularly so I don't remember the name of the lead news anchor).

(EDIT: YouTube video of the TV interview)

He began by introducing Nader as a spoiler in 2000 so I had the feeling he had it in for Ralphie, but it soon became obvious why. They played a clip from an interview Nader gave Fox Radio earlier in the day where he said about Obama something along the lines of, 'Either he's going to be Uncle Sam to this country, or Uncle Tom for the corporations.'

Holy jeebus, Nader. He didn't have much of a political career before, but there's no way he'll muster even 1% of the vote if he runs for anything ever again. The Fox News anchor called him irrelevant about ten times. He even asked him if he wished he chose different words, to which Nader responded with a nearly diabolical "absolutely not" response.

Regardless of what point Nader was trying to make (maybe he was trying to accuse Obama of "acting white" again), it was the most poorly-timed, classless thing he could have done tonight. Fuck 'im.

That being said, heck yeah Obama, and heck yeah McCain for being super classy (especially when compared to his supporters on hand in Phoenix).

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(edited by StingArmy on 5.11.08 0503)
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.92
My presidential pick didn't fare so well, but here's hoping that my pick for Ministry of Magic does better. ;-)

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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.29
That was quite the concession speech by John McCain. If he had maintained that sort of tone throughout his campaign, he probably would have done much better than he had.

From here on out, I'm optimistic. I feel a hell of a lot better than I did four years ago, that's for sure.
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A Black man is president in my grandfather's lifetime. Unbelievable.

Who said the Democrats were dead? Turns out, just about everybody. I went back and found the 2004 (The W) Election thread. Hard to believe these elections happened only four years apart.

Grimis had a few zingers in that thread but this one stung a lot of us.


    Turn out the lights. The Republican Rout of 2004 has happened, and I don't think anybody saw it coming.


How did that work out for ya?




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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.65
I can't *believe* Ted Stevens appears to be holding onto his Senate seat. I know he probably won't actually take the seat, but what is that state thinking voting for that man? If seven felony corruption convictions isn't enough for the voters to remove him, what is?

And the Minnesota Senate race is damn close. Al Franken and Norm Coleman appear to going to a recount, as right now only about 2,000 votes separate them.
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.31
The highest voter turnout in 90 years is something all Americans should be proud of.




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