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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby mump boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:16 pm

CNN: Dems hold the Senate :D
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby mump boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:17 pm

The guy with the map on CNN is MAZE

the detail is unbelievable :D
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby DrJay » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:19 pm

On FOX, Sarah Palin said "It's a perplexing time for us..." if things continue likely the early trends are showing. What's so perplexing about losing, about the electorate voting for the other guy's platform? When that happens, you lost. Pretty simple.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:22 pm

JRM wrote:McCaskill defeats Akin; Donnelly defeats Mourdock. Apparently, rape isn't taken quite as lightly as some thought.

I disagree with both Akin and Mourdock, but IMO Mourdock didn't come across as a knuckle-dragging neanderthal like Akin did. If you are one of those folks who believes that unborn fetuses are equal to newborn enfants, and therefore should be afforded the same rights, it's logically incoherent to say that it's wrong to murder fetuses if they're the product of consensual sex between unrelated adults, but okay to murder these fetuses if they were concieved under other circumstances.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby Flumpy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:24 pm

Lot's of things are perplexing to Sarah Palin.

This whole thing is really heartening so far. You Americans get a really bad press mostly because of the extremely loud voices on the right wing of your political spectrum.

It seems that they may be far more vocal than they are popular.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:26 pm

Flumpy wrote:Lot's of things are perplexing to Sarah Palin.

This whole thing is really heartening so far. You Americans get a really bad press mostly because of the extremely loud voices on the right wing of your political spectrum.

It seems that they may be far more vocal than they are popular.

Have you seen the movie Game Change?
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby mump boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:27 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:
JRM wrote:McCaskill defeats Akin; Donnelly defeats Mourdock. Apparently, rape isn't taken quite as lightly as some thought.

I disagree with both Akin and Mourdock, but IMO Mourdock didn't come across as a knuckle-dragging neanderthal like Akin did. If you are one of those folks who believes that unborn fetuses are equal to newborn enfants, and therefore should be afforded the same rights, it's logically incoherent to say that it's wrong to murder fetuses if they're the product of consensual sex between unrelated adults, but okay to murder these fetuses if they were concieved under other circumstances.


That may be what he meant but what is sounded like was that rape was gods intention and when you're a US right-winger you have to be very careful how you phrase things, because your track recored (and your colleagues) proceed you :?
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby mump boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:29 pm

Fox is amazing

they're reporting ILLEGAL VOTING in Ohio :shock:
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby dj » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:33 pm

A very good polling site is http://www.electoral-vote.com/

You can no longer see the original electoral map at the close of pre-election polls yesterday, but if you move to the tipping-point page (http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2012/P ... erage.html) you can see their composite poll on voting percentages within each state.

Right now the most surprising swing would be if Virginia were to go for Romney, which doesn't seem likely.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby guru » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:33 pm

Anybody watching ABC? Diane Sawyer seems a bit less than fully sober lol
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby kuha » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:34 pm

mump boy wrote:Fox is amazing

they're reporting ILLEGAL VOTING in Ohio :shock:


They are a complete joke--nothing but a propaganda organization. They've been flogging the non-issue of voter fraud for months while ignoring the very real Republican efforts to suppress the vote. I smell some poetic justice in the air.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby mump boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:36 pm

kuha wrote:
mump boy wrote:Fox is amazing

they're reporting ILLEGAL VOTING in Ohio :shock:


They are a complete joke--nothing but a propaganda organization. They've been flogging the non-issue of voter fraud for months while ignoring the very real Republican efforts to suppress the vote. I smell some poetic justice in the air.


That's why I'm watching he desperation is hilarious. They have Karl Rove trying to stay positive :lol:
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby Flumpy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:42 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:
Flumpy wrote:Lot's of things are perplexing to Sarah Palin.

This whole thing is really heartening so far. You Americans get a really bad press mostly because of the extremely loud voices on the right wing of your political spectrum.

It seems that they may be far more vocal than they are popular.

Have you seen the movie Game Change?


I have indeed. Read the book as well.

Twas amazing and actually quite sympathetic to Palin.

Julianne Moore was fantabulous.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby kuha » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:42 pm

mump boy wrote:
kuha wrote:
mump boy wrote:Fox is amazing

they're reporting ILLEGAL VOTING in Ohio :shock:


They are a complete joke--nothing but a propaganda organization. They've been flogging the non-issue of voter fraud for months while ignoring the very real Republican efforts to suppress the vote. I smell some poetic justice in the air.


That's why I'm watching he desperation is hilarious. They have Karl Rove trying to stay positive :lol:


And I say good for him. It might build some character. At present he has none.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby Flumpy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:45 pm

mump boy wrote:Fox is amazing

they're reporting ILLEGAL VOTING in Ohio :shock:


At least they're not calling Florida early.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby Flumpy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:48 pm

mump boy wrote:
kuha wrote:
mump boy wrote:Fox is amazing

they're reporting ILLEGAL VOTING in Ohio :shock:


They are a complete joke--nothing but a propaganda organization. They've been flogging the non-issue of voter fraud for months while ignoring the very real Republican efforts to suppress the vote. I smell some poetic justice in the air.


That's why I'm watching he desperation is hilarious. They have Karl Rove trying to stay positive :lol:


They've just suggested that Obama is slightly leading in Florida but the Panhandle is still to come in and that tends to lean right. It also only has about 3 people living there as opposed to the millions down south that are definite Dems.

Even they don't believe this rubbish.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:50 pm

Flumpy wrote:I have indeed. Read the book as well.

Twas amazing and actually quite sympathetic to Palin.

Julianne Moore was fantabulous.

What was scary was hearing Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace declare that the movie's producers took no artistic license at all after that had a chance to review it. Schmidt said that at certain parts of the movie he cringed because they were using the verbatim transcript of actual conversation that took place during the campaign.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby JRM » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:58 pm

Flumpy wrote:Even they don't believe this rubbish.


They're trying to drag this out as much as possible.... but it's wearing thin.

I say: it's over. Four more years!
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby Daisy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:58 pm

JRM wrote:McCaskill defeats Akin; Donnelly defeats Mourdock. Apparently, rape isn't taken quite as lightly as some thought.

Except they still got a healthy chunk of the vote.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby BillVol » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:59 pm

IMO the only significant difference between the two is who each would nominate for court positions, especially Supreme Court. Other than that, no real difference to the average American.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby mump boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:07 pm

JRM wrote:
Flumpy wrote:Even they don't believe this rubbish.


They're trying to drag this out as much as possible.... but it's wearing thin.

I say: it's over. Four more years!


They'll probably declare Florida for Romney in a minute :lol:
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby mump boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:09 pm

BillVol wrote:IMO the only significant difference between the two is who each would nominate for court positions, especially Supreme Court. Other than that, no real difference to the average American.


Not on health care ?
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby kuha » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:09 pm

BillVol wrote:IMO the only significant difference between the two is who each would nominate for court positions, especially Supreme Court. Other than that, no real difference to the average American.


SOME things will be the same no matter what, but there are VERY major differences between the two candidates.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:09 pm

BillVol wrote:IMO the only significant difference between the two is who each would nominate for court positions, especially Supreme Court. Other than that, no real difference to the average American.

Based on the foreign policy advisors Romney has surrounded himself with, I think there's a much greater chance of us going to war with Iran if he gets elected.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby Flumpy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:11 pm

BillVol wrote:IMO the only significant difference between the two is who each would nominate for court positions, especially Supreme Court. Other than that, no real difference to the average American.


But surely you know Obama is going to drive the counry to ruin as he's a Muslim communist?
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby mump boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:12 pm

CNN call Iowa for Obama :D It's basically over even if he loses Florida and Ohio
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby mump boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:12 pm

And Elizabeth Warren is going to win as well i think :D
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:14 pm

Warren has already been declared the winner.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby JRM » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:15 pm

TKO by BHO! Four more years!
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby cullman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:18 pm

FOX News have just projected Barack Obama the winner.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby mump boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:18 pm

CNN projects Obama win :D :D :D
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:18 pm

Obama already has 275 electoral votes. The fat lady has sung.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:20 pm

Obama takes Ohio. That is it!!!

Obamacare is a fact of life now.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:21 pm

Apparently, Ohio has already been declared for Obama which put him over the top.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby kuha » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:24 pm

This is a gigantic repudiation of the Republican brand. The party is utterly off the rails; it needs to be broken down and reborn as a sane and constructive political entity. It is neither now--and the majority of the US population knows it. After all the lies, propaganda, dark money, and dirty tricks, the Repubs have been told to take a hike. Will they be objective enough to actually learn from this? We'll see--but I hope so.


This piece pretty much sums up my attitude:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-mcka ... atured_art
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby guru » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:24 pm

Looks like Obama will win, while losing popular vote - 1st president re-elected as such. Prepare for more Washington gridlock the next four years.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby guru » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:25 pm

kuha wrote:This is a gigantic repudiation of the Republican brand.



Hardly. They held the House, and Romney looks like he will win the popular vote.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby mump boy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:26 pm

Karl Rove moaning, Romney camp 'has doubts' :lol: :lol:
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby kuha » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:27 pm

guru wrote:
kuha wrote:This is a gigantic repudiation of the Republican brand.



Hardly. They held the House, and Romney looks like he will win the popular vote.


Don't kid yourself. There is little to comfort the right wing here.
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Re: WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE ELECTION? (now open)

Postby dj » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:28 pm

guru wrote:Looks like Obama will win, while losing popular vote - 1st president re-elected as such. Prepare for more Washington gridlock the next four years.


I doubt this. The places with large vote counts still to come are strongly Democratic (much of Calif.) and eastern cities.
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