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Who will win the U.S. general election on Tuesday?
Definitely Obama
18%
 18%  [ 6 ]
Probably Obama
46%
 46%  [ 15 ]
Unsure
12%
 12%  [ 4 ]
Probably Romney
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
Definitely Romney
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
Contested
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 32

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuck. Obama and Romney keep passing each other up in Florida by 0.1%.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Okay, I have to get this off my chest and confess to somebody: I voted for Obama. I couldn't help it. I got in there and I was thinking, "What will happen to OTW if Obama loses? No more ragging on Obama?", and I made an impulse choice and filled in the oval next to his name and turned it in before I could change my mind. Ever since, I've been feeling uncontrollable remorse, but at least now I've told somebody.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohio and Pennsylvania -> Teh Bamer. Welcome your new old Socialist/Alynskiist overlord.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Okay, I have to get this off my chest and confess to somebody: I voted for Obama. I couldn't help it. I got in there and I was thinking, "What will happen to OTW if Obama loses? No more ragging on Obama?", and I made an impulse choice and filled in the oval next to his name and turned it in before I could change my mind. Ever since, I've been feeling uncontrollable remorse, but at least now I've told somebody.

So you voted for comedy. Don't feel bad: it's the only good reason to vote, really.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Mother Hubbard beats Beef Cake

Tea Party Rape Apologist Booted. Oh great. Now he'll have more free time to bully women at clinics.

'No abortion for rape victims' not popular with electorate.

Closeted Runner Up Still Tweeting Freudian Slips: "Today is the day for America to stop leading from behind"

Tea Party Deadbeat Dad Loses After Claiming Iraq War Double Amputee 'Wasn't a True Hero."
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really am surprised people want more Obama. It boggles my mind.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox just called Ohio in Romney's favor and glumly admitted that it looks like we'll have four more years of Obama.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the cable news outlets are piling on the bandwagon and calling it for Obama.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just saw Fox News call Ohio for Obama, and essentially start calling the election for him (although they haven't actually said so).

He's won a bunch of battleground states by 1% or 2%, and has an overall 2% margin in the popular vote, but his continuous campaigning in those battleground states over the course of his four years in office has paid off. Apparently Democrats did get off their couches and go out and vote, and the Obama coalition has held together.

He'll face the same kinds of problems, given a narrow margin of victory and a barely existent mandate. We will either see four more years of partisan gridlock, or we'll see Obama move toward center in order to try and get some things done. I don't think he has it in him to do that, though. I think he'll keep charging right down his left-wing path and banging his head against the wall, while blaming the wall for being there.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'll have more freedom after the election. :scared:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Old School's gay for three months.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF? Why is Fox News projecting an Obama win?

After 4 LONG years of Chicken-Little-the-Sky-Is-Falling, how could Obama possibly win? According to Fox, Obama is

a Muslim
not American
not born here
a Socialist
a Marxist
pals around with terrorists

Hell, we were ALL supposed to be rounded up in FEMA camps two years ago.

So why in the world would Fox be predicting an Obama win now?

And what's next? Another 4 years of Chicken Little from Fox?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently they prematurely ejaculated over Ohio. It's still up in the air at the moment, after another batch of votes came in and Obama's lead there dropped in a major way (to something like 900 votes). Some pundits may reneg on their call for the time being, and others may not bother, because even if his lead is smaller, he's still got a lead.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
Looks like Old School's gay for three months.

Three weeks. It was three months for mcgruff if Romney won, and I think mcgruff should do it anyway, just as a show of good sportsmanship.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Obama.
You sir, are a prophet.

BBC calls Obama. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20233064
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ichbinsisyphos wrote:
HAHAHAHAHA. The whole Democrat presidential campaign 2012 could have been built around this list.

https://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contriball.php


Exactly, but wasn't it flipped in 2008, with all of the banks (the bigs ones that were bailed out) financing the Obama campaign? And lo and behold, 4 years later, no criminal prosecutions for the mortgage fraud. (And we are talking THOUSANDS of fraudulent documents submitted to courts all over the country.) Of course, Romney could EASILY have won this election. All he had to do was promise to prosecute the mortgage fraud that screwed the taxpayers AND the system and point out the fact Obama has so far not lifted a finger to see that justice was done. Mitt would have won by a landslide, but oddly enough, the Republicans aren't talking anywhere near it either. Gee, I wonder why that might be.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
He'll have more freedom after the election. :scared:
Looks like Romney may have won the popular vote.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
Obama Loses The Election - A Nation Mourns


HAHA! YEAH! Because swapping out the puppets makes a difference! HAHAHA!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woohoo!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged my 'online coverage' thread and notageek's premature 'who won' thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nonsense.

Your moving my thread is premature.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Merged my 'online coverage' thread and notageek's premature 'who won' thread.


And that was confusing the hell out of me. I didn't know if I was having a flashback or what.

Slashdot is calling it for Obama.

It's still too early to be calling it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest jobs report is amusing, given his reelection.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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mcgruff wrote:

Obama was definitely beatable if only the GOP could find a strong candidate.


Oh please. Mitt was chosen precisely because he won't/can't win. The Republicans have always won by playing to the fundagelical base. Fundagelicals will never be excited to vote for a 'cultist' Mormon. That was hint number one as to what to expect and this was known LONG ago. Add to that the greater than 50% support amongst the population for gay marriage and the fact Mitt is against gay marriage and you have strike two. (What is the point of taking a position that YOU KNOW less than half of the population supports?) Add to that his immigration stance ("he opposes most proposals for a pathway to legalization for people who are here illegally" and there goes the Latino vote.

Look folks, this isn't rocket science. Whose campaign did the 1% toss the most money to in the last presidential election? That is who won. Whose campaign has the 1% tossed the most money to in this presidential campaign? That is who will win THIS election.

And if you have no idea who the 1% have 'christened' as the next president by purchasing the election, I strongly suggest you acquaint yourself with opensecrets.org whose information on campaign donations told the exact same story in the last election.


I'm done here. I rest my case.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, you had that two percent margin figured out pretty good. My hat is off to you. You're a master debater.

Another empire fades from short-lived glory. Our country will now become indistinguishable from Canada. Even New Yorkers will become polite and sheepish, calling from the windows of cars, "pardon me, sir, but I had the right of way", rather than flipping the bird and shouting "Ay! Fuck yowah mothah, yoo motha fuckin' cock suckah!"


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