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Election results open thread

8:06 p.m.: Chris Coons wins. From Christine O'Donnell's concession speech: "I'm you, as long as you're not the person who won the Delaware Senate race."

Also: I'm told she plans to resume her studies at Oxford.

8:04 p.m.: Incumbent Dems Joe Donnelly and Baron Hill of Indiana are trailing by double digits in two bellwether House races, though considerably less than 50 percent have reported in both. Keep an eye on these races.

7:35 p.m.: More striking numbers from our exit polling. The ideological makeup of voters this year is the most conservative on record: 41% conservative, 39% moderate, 20% liberal.

The percentage of conservatives is up from 34% in 2008 and 32% in 2006. The previous high-water mark for conservatives in exit polling going back to 1976 was 37%.

7:15 p.m.: The Aqua Buddha smiles on Rand Paul as he wins the Kentucky Senate race. In all seriousness, this is a big deal: He was the first candidate to prove the Tea Party a force with his victory in the GOP primary, and now he's the first Tea Partyer to get elected to major office.

6:49 p.m.: A word about Chris Van Hollen, who was just on MSNBC, gamely sticking by the message that it ain't over 'till it's over with only hours left until the public's verdict is known. Van Hollen has had an extremely difficult job in recent months: He has been the public face of Dem optimism amid a tidal wave of skepticism, despair and predictions of Democratic doom.

Van Hollen, who played a major role in pushing the ill-fated DISCLOSE Act, was also perhaps the most vocal of Dems criticizing the wave of corporate money washing over the midterms. While some will argue he was the wrong messenger for this, because his electoral role allowed Republicans to cast the DISCLOSE Act as a partisan maneuver, he did elevate the issue and infuse it with some urgency.

If Dems lose big tonight, no doubt Van Hollen and his role in crafting the Dems' national message will take a beating from many quarters. But few would argue that Van Hollen didn't take on an extremely difficult, unenviable task and execute it with about as much optimism and good humor as you could possibly expect under the circumstances.

6:32 p.m.: Some early indications from exit polls we've got: Big majorities say the economy is the number one concern and believe the nation is on the wrong track. Independents seem to be breaking away from the Democrats, with very high disapproval among indys of Obama.

Also: A solid majority overall says government is doing too much. It all suggests the GOP message is driving the election.

6:15 p.m.: Ed Schultz reports a "quiet confidence" in the Harry Reid camp, which is what I'm picking up, too.

5:57 p.m.: Key race to watch for liberals, amid the expected Dem debacle: New Hampshire's second district, where progressive darling Ann Kuster (who defeated a LieberDem in the primary) is challenging former GOP Rep. Charlie Bass.

If Kuster wins, groups like Progressive Change Campaign Committee will point to it as proof that the lefty candidate was the better general election choice, and to push back against moderate Dems who will argue for the party to move to whatever it is we're suppposed to call the "center."

5:45 p.m.: Since little nuggets of news and information are going to be coming in all night, and since you all will surely have stuff to say about all of it, I thought this format made the most sense.

Let's get started. Long night ahead.

By Greg Sargent  | November 2, 2010; 5:46 PM ET
Categories:  2010 elections  
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At least we don't have to vote for hope and change any more. That felt a little awkward.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Christine O'Donnell may win.

Coons camp says it needs more people to vote.

Christine O'Donnell may be benefitting from all those spells after all.

Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

From Politicalwire.com

"An AP analysis of exit polling shows voters around the country "are intensely worried about the economy and dissatisfied with the way the federal government is working... Nearly all voters are worried about the future direction of the economy, and about 4 in 10 say they are worse off financially than they were two years ago."

"Voters are expressing dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama and the Congress, and they don't have a favorable view of either the Democratic or Republican parties."

Jim Geraghty: "I am told that one Democratic strategist, helping a television network with Election Night analysis, just declared that the Democrats were experiencing something on par with mass murder. The GOP counterpart looked at the same numbers and concluded the Democrats are, so far, not getting the urban turnout they need; suburban and rural areas are seeing big turnouts."'

WOO HOO!!!

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Ed Reindelll just said on Hardball that the African-American turnout in his state (PA) is much greater than it was in 2006.

Posted by: scrivner1 | November 2, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

6 in 10 people are better off than they were two years ago? I had no idea.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

MerrillFrank:

Did you happen to read the Fact Check (from the prior thread) debunking your claim that Sarah Palin charged rape victims for rape kits?

http://www.factcheck.org/2008/10/mccain-palin-and-rape-kits/

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Philadelphia might have decent turn-out.


There are various stories about Chicago - Quinn is a Chicago pol and Brady is from downstate -


However, such strong turn-out operations do not mean people are going to vote that way. Unbelievably, the democrats appear as if they DO NOT know where to go for votes - so they are reminding EVERYONE to vote, which is only going to work against them.


Why are the democrats putting door-knockers on Republican doors?


Democrats have been calling Republican households. Seems like the democrats are in chaos.


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Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Bartender - Make mine a double.

Posted by: klautsack | November 2, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

From Politicalwire.com

"An AP analysis of exit polling shows voters around the country "are intensely worried about the economy and dissatisfied with the way the federal government is working... Nearly all voters are worried about the future direction of the economy, and about 4 in 10 say they are worse off financially than they were two years ago."

"Voters are expressing dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama and the Congress, and they don't have a favorable view of either the Democratic or Republican parties."

Jim Geraghty: "I am told that one Democratic strategist, helping a television network with Election Night analysis, just declared that the Democrats were experiencing something on par with mass murder. The GOP counterpart looked at the same numbers and concluded the Democrats are, so far, not getting the urban turnout they need; suburban and rural areas are seeing big turnouts."'

Posted by: Liam-still | November 2, 2010 5:44 PM |

Posted by: Liam-still | November 2, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

To all liberals without a sense of humor:


My handleis my tribute today to Barbara Boxer.


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Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

According to CNN's Political ticker -

"Democrats have a 10-point favorability gap: 43 percent of voters have a positive opinion of the party, while 53 percent aren’t thrilled. The Republican Party also gets a thumbs-down from 53 percent of the nation’s voters, with just 41 percent saying they’re happy with the GOP."

So the GOP is more detested than the Dems, but they figure to gain seats? There is something radically wrong in how we conduct our affairs. It seems to me that voters don't think much is going to change between now and 2012. If the GOP tries to over reach they will be crushed come the next election cycle.

Posted by: filmnoia | November 2, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

@shrink2: Actually, 6 in 10 would be better off, or exactly the same. Actually, I'm better off than I was two years ago. But I'm not sure how much that has to do with the price of tea in China.

Either you think a particular politician has a less horribly grotesque governing philosophy than his opponent, or you don't, and you vote accordingly. Whether or not something else improved in my life, or not, doesn't strike me as extraordinarily relevant, one way or the other. If the overall economy is tanking, that can reasonably be cause for concern. But even then, there are no buttons in Washington DC to make it all automagically get better.

That being said . . . tonights the night we Take Back America™!

Woo hoo!

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

mmmm a double

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Polls find that 36% of voters are liars


When asked if Obama influenced their vote today

38% of voters said yes


24% of voters said no


36% of voters said Obama had no influence on their vote

Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

It's been a while since we've made fun of stupid Harold Ford, so I bring you this:

"Harold Ford Jr: Extend The Bush Tax Cuts

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr (D-TN), who considered running against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand earlier this year, said today Democrats should "extend the Bush tax cuts [and] be willing to work with Republicans" after the election."

I also considered running against her, maybe even while she was jogging, but no one asked what I thought about the Bush tax cuts!

Media Fail.

Harold Ford: Huge Dumbass.

Posted by: BGinCHI | November 2, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

More leaked EXIT POLLS:

Arkansas: Boozman (R) defeats Lincoln (D)
Ohio: Portman (R) defeats Fisher (D)
North Dakota: Hoeven (R) defeats Potter (D)
Wisconsin: Johnson (R) defeats Feingold (D)

Very good so far!!!

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Joke, those first three were givens. I hope you didn't think anyone here thought that the D's had any hope of winning those races

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Standing while black?

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/11/new_black_panther_shows_back_up_at_philly_polling.php

Posted by: klautsack | November 2, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Well where people know it or not, in life there isn't a whole lot of staying the same and the country as a whole sure is better off than it was two years ago.

But yes, almost everyone is afraid of where we are headed. We have bipartisan agreement on that score. Too bad we can't press the reset button, or go backwards. Those years are film in the can.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Juan Williams better never show up wearing a leather jacket, for his job at Fox.

Posted by: Liam-still | November 2, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

holyhandgrenaid:

I think that Russ Feingold (D-WI) was holding out hope ; )

The first polls have now closed in Indiana, where Rep. Baron Hill sought to hang on against Republican Todd Young in the 9th District, and where Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly was trying to beat back a challenge from Jackie Walorski. Some polls in Kentucky also have closed.

HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS AND GLASSES, THIS HERE'S THE WILDEST RIDE IN THE WILDERNESS!

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi and Chris Van Hollen are stating flat out that Democrats will hold onto the House. "We're on pace to maintain the majority," Pelosi just told reporters. "Millions of Americans are proving the Washington pundits wrong," Van Hollen said.

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

If it turns out that a majority of voters have voted their fears, rather than their hopes;

Then Republicans are just the party to make sure, that they never let go of their fears.

"The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." FDR

"The only thing we have is fear." The Republican Party

Posted by: Liam-still | November 2, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Poor HairOnFire, this would be the night he most wants to bomb - and no one can see it!
4 removed already. Thanks again K_W

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

You're probably right about the PCCC. They really are that stupid.

Posted by: CalD | November 2, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Notice I said 'first three'. Lincoln, Fischer, and whatever no-name was running against Hoeven were guaranteed loses a while ago, I will hold a faint hope for Feingold until the race is called, futile as that hope may be.

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Well, if my phone banking is any indication, every Democrat in the country has voted already.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

CalD:

Watch out, the sniper fire has officially begun!!!

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

If Feingold loses it will be a pity.

Posted by: sbj3 | November 2, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

@Greg and CalD:

A win by Kuster in NH-2 would be great for sure, but nobody should read too much into it. It's my home district, and Bass threw his ~14 years of credibility out the window when he ran way far to the right of his record during the primary. Bass was very good for our district in the past, and would be a shoe-in if he was running as himself and not some ultra-right wing doppelganger of the man I voted for without blinking in 2004 (for disclosure I also voted for Gregg in that Election, but for Kerry over Bush, and did not vote in 2006 because I forgot to apply for my absentee ballot).

If Kuster wins, it will because Bass teapartied himself, and that Kuster became by default the better candidate.

That said, Kuster is a much better candidate by any measure than Swett would have been.

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

holy, but still, to be able to talk about Dick Swett would almost have worth it.

Posted by: BGinCHI | November 2, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm fine with a victory by the loathesome Harry Reid, as long as the D's vote him out of the leadership slot. Which is my dark horse prediction for the night.

Posted by: 54465446 | November 2, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

(cont.)

IL 49-43 Kirk (R) wins!!!
KY 55-44 Paul (R) wins!!!

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

I don't mind Reid as SML, but I just don't think it's smart to have a vulnerable politician in that position.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Breibart is now busy editing tape to make it look like he invited ABC to join him, and it was he who decided to drop them. He is going to provide a video clip; showing ABC Brass coming to visit him, wearing their Pimp costumes.

Posted by: Liam-still | November 2, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Re Alaska Senate Race.

Just a reminder to let people know that the final results will not be determined for at least of couple of weeks or more.

Posted by: Liam-still | November 2, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Oh BG, that would have gotten the folks who were so proud of getting rid of Dick Swett in 1994 in a tizzy. Last time I was home I saw a truck (rustier than mine, shockingly enough) that STILL had a 'I fired Dick Swett' bumper sticker on it.

I imagine he'd stockpiled them, because it should have faded away in the intervening 16 years

Posted by: holyhandgrenaid | November 2, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Florida: Rubio [R] over Crist [I], Meek [D]

WOO HOO!!!

Palin-Rubio 2012

(you heard it here first ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Here's a few exit polls I found that are actually pretty interesting if they hold. And Jake, no offense, I know you're excited to "Take Back America" and all but could you hold off calling races until they're official.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A Republican source sends over some Senate exit polls that seem to portend, relatively speaking, for Democrats. In the races where there were expected to be Republican blowouts, there have been Republican blowouts. In the tight contest, save Illinois, the split is much more favorable:

Dick Blumenthal +8,

Marco Rubio +21,

Roy Blunt +10,

Barbara Boxer +8,

Mark Kirk +6,

Rand Paul +11,

NV--EVEN,

Michael Bennet +2,

Pat Toomey +4,

Patty Murray +6,

Joe Manchin +7,

Ron Johnson +5

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Re: 6:49 PM "update" and DEFENSE of Chris Van Hollen. I guess we know who Greg Sargent's "secret" source has been now. Karl Rove never got the benefit of taking on an extremely difficult job, being the public face of GOP optimism, and executing an unenviable task with as much good humor as you could possibly expect under the circumstances.

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Jake, have you not figured out yet that this is an opinion blog?

My God.

Posted by: Greg Sargent | November 2, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

At least there's a good chance for Dems they'll return the two stupidest "Senators" to office.

You've got that going for you.

Posted by: quarterback1 | November 2, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Rand Paul is projected as winning


Chalk one up for the Tea Party


Tea Party 1 Obama 0

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Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

lmsinca:

It ain't "official" until the Senator(s) are swore in (trust me, I'm going to be out much sooner than that partying tonight ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if this has been posted here already, but thought I would put it out there. Pretty damn funny. Is Obama a Keynesian?

http://www.minyanville.com/dailyfeed/is-obama-a-keynesian-attendees/

Posted by: ScottC3 | November 2, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

@lmsinca: How could anyone have good numbers for California yet?

Boxer?

(sigh)

Posted by: sbj3 | November 2, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

"Former Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) has been projected the winner by Fox News and MSNBC in the Indiana Senate race, gaining a seat for the Republicans currently held by retiring Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh."

Posted by: sbj3 | November 2, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Greg:

I am well aware that you are just giving your opinion. You are still a hypocrite.

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

...and the Tea Party is distinguishable from the GOP how?

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 2, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Chris Van Hollen will be fine -

The only question is whether Nancy Pelosi will step aside or choose to take on the Minority Leader position.


Steny Hoyer is there to take over Minority Leader if Nancy Pelosi decides to give up her leadership position. Steny Hoyer and Pelosi are really in separate camps within the democratic party - however they did know each other from way back when as interns.


Both are from Maryland - Pelosi's father was Mayor of Baltimore - and although Pelosi and Hoyer are not close allies, they know each other from that internship days.


So maybe Pelosi will step aside. I don't think that Van Hollen is under fire for anything and will keep his position in the democratic leadership.

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Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

"Congratuations, Senator-elect Rand Paul."

Posted by: sbj3 | November 2, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

ABC News (sans Breitbart) is already declaring tonight a "Sarah Palin Victory". Better get used to that headline, lamestream media!!!

Ohio Congressional District 9 (8% Precincts Reporting)

Hill (D) 8,033 (42%)

Young (R) 10,166 (53%)

WOO HOO!!! Keep it up : )

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Liberals will surely be outraged by this example of a powerful, wealthy corporation coordinating with a candidate and pressuring its employees to get out and vote for him.

http://www.nationalreview.com/battle10/251906/collusion-harrahs-bosses-put-squeeze-employees-vote-reid-elizabeth-crum


No shame on the left.

Posted by: quarterback1 | November 2, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

TIME FOR SOME MORE HEAD-STOMPINGS!!!

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

sbj, they're just exit polls, nothing official obviously. I thought a few were interesting though.

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

qb:

I saw that earlier. Not really that surprising, although a pretty stark example of the hypocrisy of the left.

Posted by: ScottC3 | November 2, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Here's a couple of KY house races people have been watching.

KY6- (D) Chandler- 53.9%
KY3- (D) Yarmuth- 52.51%

Haven't been called yet though.

Leahy and DeMint projected winners.

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

"@lmsinca: How could anyone have good numbers for California yet?

Boxer?

(sigh)

Posted by: sbj3"

Those are exit polls, not predictions or anything.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Holla Holla!

Go Bruins!! Brooooooonssszzz!

What?

What? This isn't a sports blog?

Uh, it's an opinion blog?

Oh.

OK...I think Bernie's impure Sharron Angle thoughts are disgusting.

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Josh Marshall:

"We haven't seen anything yet that gives us a clear read of what's happening tonight. Frankly, not really anything that's been particularly surprising. Important to remember."

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Scott,

The hypocrisy is staggering when you consider, for example, the hullabaloo over some Mcdonald's owner posting pro-Republican "electioneering" messages in his restaurant.

Reid has no principles or moral compass, so it doesn't surprise me.

Posted by: quarterback1 | November 2, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Jake

The only plausible explanation is that Obama was doing cocaine in 1994 and never knew that jamming health care through would result in horrible election losses for his party and a complete rejection of liberal ideas.

It is almost as if Obama was on another planet - or completely high as a kite - for all of 1994.

The democrats have to come to the realization that their AFFIRMATIVE ACTION GUY is a COMPLETE FAILURE.

Will the democrats stick with Obama, and allow him to inflict two more years on the democratic party - it is only up to them.


Obama'a Lack of Experience and Lack of Qualifications has completely destroyed any prospects for the liberal agenda for a generation. The individual groups making up the democratic party must be dismayed beyond belief. No one is willing to trust the democrats again - Ever.


Obama only did it to himself.


How could anyone be so INCREDIBLY STUPID as to ignore all good advice for the past two years ???

This guy Obama was supposed to be so smart, a Harvard guy who won't release his grades -


Obama is not really that smart at all - an AFFIRMATIVE ACTION GUY who has been going from Affirmative Action program to Affirmative Action program his entire life and has never really worked at any job.


.

Posted by: ThrowThatTeaOverboard | November 2, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

What? This isn't a sports blog?

Posted by: tao9
+++++++++

I move to suspend the rules, so that I might add to the official record . . . GIANTS!!!

Posted by: bearclaw1 | November 2, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

OMG, Harrahs is getting its employees to...VOTE.

Obviously this means the end of our Democracy.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Seconded!

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

This is pretty cool: http://www.gaypolitics.com/2010/11/02/breaking-lexington-kentucky-elects-openly-gay-mayor/

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 2, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Just read that Pelosi was projecting Dems' holding the House this afternoon.

Where is Bagdad Bob when he's needed?

It seems such a short time ago that BO was styling himself the Reagan of the Left, who would permanently realign the country.

And when the GOP was permanently consigned to the dustbin of history.

Perhaps we'll see less of BO as Mocker in Chief. Less condescension and ridicule. Less insulting of broad swathes of the public. Less reckless charges of racism and calling Republicans the enemy.

Nah, of course that's not going to happen. BO can't behave differently. It's who he is.

Posted by: quarterback1 | November 2, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Oh, damn, I actually clicked the link instead of just taking qb1 at his word. I'm such a danged lib!

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

qb:

"The hypocrisy is staggering when you consider, for example, the hullabaloo over some Mcdonald's owner posting pro-Republican "electioneering" messages in his restaurant."

False equivalency! You are simply trying to obscure, not enlighten. You, er, um, ah ....

Sorry. I was having a Bernie moment. ;)

Posted by: ScottC3 | November 2, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Ed Reindelll just said on Hardball that the African-American turnout in his state (PA) is much greater than it was in 2006.

Posted by: scrivner1 | November 2, 2010 5:55 PM
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Yes, I've heard the Black Panthers are out and about again.

Posted by: Brigade | November 2, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget that Obama and his crew turned to False Charges of Racism - leveled against the American People after the health care debate.

This behavior by Obama is shameful and disgraceful.

The NAACP tried the same thing this summer, with its resolution and with a "report" this fall. If you are unable to distinquish between real racists and the Tea Partiers, you are sad according to John Stewart.


Stewart even said it was offensive to the real racists who "put so much effort into their hate."


Great lines - but I preferred Ozzie Osbourn's CRAZY TRAIN - look at this blog - it is a Crazy Train.


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Posted by: ThrowThatTeaOverboard | November 2, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

"Yes, I've heard the Black Panthers are out and about again.

Posted by: Brigade"

I think it's time for Megyn Kelly to hold another three hour special on the NBPs. You know, an hour per member.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm out for a bit. Back at about 10. Go R's. Take Back America! (h/t Kevin W.)

Posted by: ScottC3 | November 2, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

"Oh, damn, I actually clicked the link instead of just taking qb1 at his word. I'm such a danged lib!"

You truly are stupid, aren't you? And what really proves it is that you still don't even get why I say that.

Posted by: quarterback1 | November 2, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Jake

It says Opinion at the top of the page.

However, you can ask for honesty, and an end to half-truths.


In addition, a fair set of concessions to even-handedness - would go far toward bipartisanship and harmony.

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Posted by: ThrowThatTeaOverboard | November 2, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Folks, I'm leaving to PARTY like it's 1773! Play nice ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 2, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

"You truly are stupid, aren't you? And what really proves it is that you still don't even get why I say that.

Posted by: quarterback1"

Of course I get why you would say that. It's because you know anyone who does a modicum of independent research would see that you're wrong about pretty much everything. So you refer to it as a liberal pathology.

I think I hit it on the head, but that's because the liberal in me chooses not to believe everything you say without thought. Oh well, I think I'll manage somehow.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Jake

Stick around - we don't need to have only whining going on around here

Posted by: ThrowThatTeaOverboard | November 2, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

"So you refer to it as a liberal pathology."

Prove that.

Posted by: quarterback1 | November 2, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

ddawd

Your comment at 7:48 is a personal attack and should result in your banning, forever.

Posted by: ThrowThatTeaOverboard | November 2, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Spankings, tao, on that red velvet swing. Her eyes water up.

Posted by: bernielatham | November 2, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Quarterback -

ddawd has a long, long history of calling people racist when he doesn't understand things - so don't let him get you going.


Bernie -

Please control yourself - there are other websites for that kind of stuff.


.

Posted by: ThrowThatTeaOverboard | November 2, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

"Jake, have you not figured out yet that this is an opinion blog?"

He's not the only one who hasn't figured that out!

:)

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

And, DDAWD, explain why a google search of this: "plum line quarterback 'liberal pathology'"

. . . returns what you just posted above and nothing else.

Posted by: quarterback1 | November 2, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Just FYI, Troll Hunter is updated. In case anybody wants it. Just sp list.

http://userscripts.org/scripts/review/89140

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

""So you refer to it as a liberal pathology."

Prove that.

Posted by: quarterback1"

Well, let me try the best non-liberal proof available...

qb1, is the thing you asked me to prove true????

Also, google doesn't return paraphrases.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Breaking News


Voters today decided to side with Obama with his charges that Foreign Money was flowing through the US Chamber of Commerce to provide for ads to support Republican candidates.

Voters decided to throw out Republicans in droves over this issue.

Democratic operatives stated clearly that the results meant that voters support the massive spending and creation of massive new government programs in Obama's health care plan.

In addition, democrats indicated that Obama would increase stimulus spending to over 4 Trillion dollars - which would fund a series of new democratic programs.

Obama has stated the country can easily aborp the additional debt by borrowing from his friends in red China. Obama is already planning to reduce military spending by a half and remove US troops from the Middle East by next summer.

JUST KIDDING. HA HA HAAAAAAA.

.

Posted by: ThrowThatTeaOverboard | November 2, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

@ ThrowThatTeaOverboard

Oh, you're part of it. You are in the dark corner. Watching. Transfixed by Sharron's red bottom and by the exquisite sensations from your nipple clips.

Posted by: bernielatham | November 2, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

"Well, let me try the best non-liberal proof available...

qb1, is the thing you asked me to prove true????"

Are you prepared to admit what you said was untre? That you made a false claim, attributing to me something I've never said?

"Also, google doesn't return paraphrases."

I see. So when you claimed I "refer to it as a liberal pathology," you were just paraphrasing. That's a funny way to paraphrase . . . you know, attributing specific words to me.

So we've establishe, again, that you are also dishonest and cowardly.

Posted by: quarterback1 | November 2, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

You all want a new thread?

Posted by: Greg Sargent | November 2, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

"The Liberal In Me (Needs The Link In You)"

I'm not always strong
And sometimes I'm even wrong
But I win when I choose
And I can't stand to lose
But I can't always be
The rock that you see
When the nights get too long
And I just can't go on

The Liberal in me
Needs you to be
The Link on my screen
To hold tenderly
Cause I'm a Liberal in love
And it's you I run to
Yeah the Liberal in me
Needs Your Link on my screen

When the world wants too much
And it feels cold and out of touch
It's a beautiful place
When you hyperlink my face

The Liberal in me
Needs you to be
The Link on my screen
To hold tenderly
Cause I'm a Liberal in love
And it's you I run to
Yeah the Liberal in me
Needs YOUR Link on my screen

Yeah the Liberal in me
Needs YOUR Link on my screen

I need you baby
Yeah yeah Oh baby...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shania "Mark" Twain lyrics

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

"I see. So when you claimed I "refer to it as a liberal pathology," you were just paraphrasing. That's a funny way to paraphrase . . . you know, attributing specific words to me.

So we've establishe, again, that you are also dishonest and cowardly.

Posted by: quarterback1"

Well, you said so, so it must be true. Doesn't matter. All the liberals in the world know what you said. It's a ridiculous thing to have said, but all you say are ridiculous things.

Anyways...

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2010/results/main.results/#val=S

Projected 7 R victories and 3 D. Only one of the R victories so far is a flip (Indiana). I think it updates automatically.

Dems need 7 more to hold the Senate (assuming Lieberman doesn't flip)

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

"Chris Coons wins."

Greg,

This just can't be true. Jake assured us that his favorite sorceress was going to win.

Has anyone figured out how she managed to spend the supposed many millions of dollars in contributions she got? I can't wait to see her final FEC expenditures report (assuming she files one).

Posted by: bearclaw1 | November 2, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Last update to Troll Hunter broke it (sorry). Just fixed it. If you just updated, update again. Ooops. Apologies. Worth what ya paid for it.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Also: I'm told she plans to resume her studies at Oxford.
-------------------------------
It all depends on the definition of "at" Oxford.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | November 2, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

@tao - re Shania...as I said, we Canadians are your Greek chorus.

Posted by: bernielatham | November 2, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Greg

A new thread would be great, this one's getting pretty long already. It's not too bad if you're a "Troll Hunter" though. :)

Posted by: lmsinca | November 2, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking the Tea Party isn't having the kind of night they *think* they are. Paul abandoned that ship a looong time ago.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 2, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Birth certificate
of pResident Obama
No one can find it

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | November 2, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

It will be interesting up the road to watch Paul and see if he follows through on defense spending reductions. His original supporters will demand it, surely.

And what's going to happen to the TP coalition if pop runs again in two years?

Posted by: bernielatham | November 2, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

All, fresh thread:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/11/election_results_open_thread_c.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | November 2, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

I don't know B,

Exhibit A: Bryan Adams

Rather have (pine) needles in my eyes.
He devours all the Geddy Lee, Gord Lightfoot goodwill.

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

"Well, you said so, so it must be true. Doesn't matter. All the liberals in the world know what you said. It's a ridiculous thing to have said, but all you say are ridiculous things."

I guess the internet needs its jackasses, and you certainly do your part. I imagine the kids in junior high eventually got tired of your schtick though, and outgrew it. Shame you didn't.

Posted by: quarterback1 | November 2, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

tao-

Neil Young trumps all.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 2, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

@tao - a school chum of mine was Adams' keyboardist through the early period of rocketing good times (through Band Aid) then got the boot. A news interviewer asked the keyboardist if success had changed Adams. The reply - "No. He's still an assh*le."

Posted by: bernielatham | November 2, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

CNN is calling WVa and CT for the Dems.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Birth certificate
of pResident Obama
No one can find it

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | November 2, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

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