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Apocynum 1
I'm just gonna leave this:

here for them.
Posted by Apocynum on November 7, 2012 at 8:08 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 2
Certainly the Republican party as constituted is now over. Insulting 75% of the electorate and fighting to be the most Reaganesque nets a giant goose egg.

But yes, Obama conquered after turning in the worse nationally televised performance ever. That pretty must says folk y'all, we win.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http:// on November 7, 2012 at 8:13 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 3
Don't be bitter. Things are going to happen that will soften your hearts
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 7, 2012 at 8:14 AM · Report this
Rotten666 4
More please!
Posted by Rotten666 on November 7, 2012 at 8:23 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 5
What I find most amusing about conservative commentors is that in their internet personas, they are all captains of industry, extremely succesful venture capitalsits or wealthy wranglers of the stock market/economy.

They all somehow own successfuly small businesses, and they all consider themselves "makers" or "job creators."

Something tells me successful businessmen are not posting poorly worded comments on websites all day.

In their fantasy, they are all John Galt, they all know the mind of the market, and have hundreds of thousands if not millions invested. Even the trolls here do this all the time. I do not know if they are just liars, or if the propaganda really has them believing that they are not of Romney's 47%, or that with their middle class jobs, they are job "creators."
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 7, 2012 at 8:28 AM · Report this
Reading Maggie Gallagher's thoughts on last night's marriage votes made me joyfully happy.
Posted by SolM on November 7, 2012 at 8:28 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 7
Oh. My. Gawd.

Muggles Gallagher AND Supreme Drooler of the Suburbs said something I agree with!

Good luck with that Tea Party anvil around your party's neck, guys.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 7, 2012 at 8:29 AM · Report this
I thought sucking was a good thing!
Posted by DannyG on November 7, 2012 at 8:29 AM · Report this
I for one would welcome a GOP that recognized the need to hold moderate positions in order to win elections. I hope this is a wakeup call: you can't take a dump on women and minorities and keep winning elections. Or maybe you can, for awhile yet.
Posted by wxPDX on November 7, 2012 at 8:36 AM · Report this
For some real schadenfreude, go read the exploding-head comments at redstate. Highlarious.
Posted by Pol Pot on November 7, 2012 at 8:39 AM · Report this
@5 That's a hilarious observations Theo!

My favorite part:
"Something tells me successful businessmen are not posting poorly worded comments on websites all day"
Posted by DanFan503 on November 7, 2012 at 8:41 AM · Report this
A sweet and savory victory, like Thai food!
Posted by carnivorous chicken on November 7, 2012 at 8:52 AM · Report this
Back in '04 I remember Slog linking to a whole bunch of inverse-schadenfreude (is that just "freude"? dunno) comments on a million conservative blogs, highlighting the sadism of R's.

One mentioned metaphorically "curb-stomping" Democratic voters.

So yeah, this is sweet.
Posted by Montdidier on November 7, 2012 at 8:59 AM · Report this
For once I tend to agree with Norquist: these extremists were reelected despite their policies being responsible for cratering the economy, preventing any significant reform to fix what's ailing us and having the worse approval rating of any congress in memory. That is a feat for which that we'll pay dearly.
Posted by anon1256 on November 7, 2012 at 9:04 AM · Report this
Banna 15
Hey, all you doomsayers:

1. GDP performance under Obama moved into positive growh.…

2. US Stock Market during the Obama administration:
DOW in 01/20/2009: 7,949.09
DOW in 09/06/2012: 13,292.00
Rate of Return: 67.21%
NASDAQ in 01/20/2009: 1,440.86
NASDAQ in 09/06/2012: 3,135.81
Rate of Return: 117.63%

3. Private Job growth loss reversed and moved into positive territory:…

4. Rise in unemployment rate slowed and unemployment continues to trend downward:
1/20/2001: 4.2%
1/20/2009: 7.7%
Unemployment Rate Change: +83.33% increase

1/20/2009: 7.7%
Currently: 7.9%
Unemployment Rate Change: +2.6% increase

5. Initial jobless claims continue to trend downward:…

6. Average weekly paychecks are higher:…

7. Inflation is not out of control despite the rise in wages and increased currency supply:…

8. Manufacturing production is up:…

9. Consumer spending (a large part of our economy) is up:…

10. Corporate profits are higher than they have ever been:…

11. Tax rates have not increased (though they should in my opinion)

12. The housing market is recovering:…
Posted by Banna on November 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 16
The "fiscal conservative" in this presidential election DID win.

It really does amaze me that so many liberals and conservatives believe the republican party is a party of fiscal conservatism and the democrats spend too much, when the exact opposite is the reality.

Maybe it's a strange fantasy, like TG @5 describes. The republicans want so badly to be fiscally conservative, and they keep telling themselves and everyone else they are fiscally conservative so much, that, despite all evidence to the contrary, people fall for it.

It's a make believe fantasy.

Democrats are the fically conservative party and have been for decades.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 7, 2012 at 9:17 AM · Report this
venomlash 17
The butthurt comments on Republican sites are split between three categories:
-Useless masturbation ("we lost because we didn't go far enough to the right!")
-Facing hard truths ("we lost because we went too far to the right.")
And everyone who goes with the second option seems to get accused of not being a true conservative.
I shall drink your tears and they shall make me strong.
Posted by venomlash on November 7, 2012 at 9:19 AM · Report this
aardvark 18
sweet revenge for 2004
Posted by aardvark on November 7, 2012 at 9:24 AM · Report this
@16, You are right of course about the GOP not being fiscally responsible for decades now but fiscal regressives won last night insofar Obama is ready to push through his so called "grand bargain" that is likely nothing more than austerity.
Posted by anon1256 on November 7, 2012 at 9:30 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 20
@19 Word.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 7, 2012 at 9:33 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 21
@17: My favorite part are the articles that have already gone up. They claim, among other things, that Romney lost because:

-He was not conservative enough (please believe this republicans, PLEASE believe this to be true)

-They were too honest about their positions

-Romney was the weakest of the Santorum/Bachmann/Perry/Gingrich field, and it was actually the democrats who chose Romney

-That "conservatism" actually won(?)

-America is not a democracy

-Their Super PAC money was wasted/stolen by democratic operatives

-Americans only ever vote for incumbent parties/candidates

-Voter suppression against conservatives in conservative districts (hahahahahaha)

-Shady federal agents illegally driving brown people to polling places
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 7, 2012 at 9:38 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 22
@10 Thanks for the tip. I could happily wallow in that shit until lunchtime.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 7, 2012 at 9:44 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 23
Curiously, while the writer of redstate's 30 Reasons... post is guzzling the Kool-aid like it's late July in El Paso, the commentors are fairly rational.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 7, 2012 at 9:55 AM · Report this
Knat 24
We should be so lucky to be "doomed to permanent Democratic Rule." Maybe then we can start making some progress, instead of spending every Democratic administration cleaning up after the previous GOP-engineered clusterfuck.
Posted by Knat on November 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM · Report this
Knat 25
Also, I feel the need to bring back this image.
Posted by Knat on November 7, 2012 at 10:09 AM · Report this
Bring it on, binders full of dumbshit Republicans!!

@24 Knat: Thank you!! I could NOT have said it better!!
Now, if we could only get rid of the GOP idiots in the House and Congress.
Posted by auntie grizelda on November 7, 2012 at 10:24 AM · Report this
Take THAT, Rethugs----soon America is going to suck for the 1%!!!!!!
I'm amazed at all the countless billions wasted on lies, vicious aattack ads, voter suppression, the "war on women", and the Blethens sitting on their Pulitzer Prize winning laurels attempting to buy their own governor. All Rethugs---especially the Koch brothers and Goldman Sachs---can SUCK IT!!!!

Hopefully now the rest of the world won't see us as "dumb Americans" anymore.
Posted by auntie grizelda on November 7, 2012 at 10:34 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 30
Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! My-yummy!
Posted by Max Solomon on November 7, 2012 at 10:38 AM · Report this
originalcinner 31
I still don't understand how America can vote for Obama and a bunch of other excellent leftie stuff, yet we ended up with a House of Representatives full of the same douchenozzles we had before the election, more or less.
Posted by originalcinner on November 7, 2012 at 11:04 AM · Report this
That NR page made for some fun reading. My favorite was the guy who notes that votes on social issues leaned slightly more conservative that the votes for prez/senate. He has a nice little chart showing that same sex marriage ballot measures and abortion-related ballot measures passed (in all the good liberal ways), BUT they didn't win with as big a margin as Obama won. Yeah, seriously, that was his silver lining. Sweet.
Posted by Moag on November 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 33
@31: Because we vote by district. Crazy wingnut district brings crazy wingnut representatives without more sane people to balance out the crazy.

The smaller the race, the crazier a candidate can be and still win. Large elections force the candidates to the middle.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM · Report this
What's really amazing is that according to these extravagantly deluded people a financial industry parasite is a 'maker' and a blue-collar worker a 'taker'.
Posted by Rhizome on November 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM · Report this
Enough gloating and wallowing in the manufactured suffering of the deluded right, it is time to start focusing on 2014. OUST THE TEA PARTY! RETAKE THE HOUSE!

We also need to remain aware and involved, and pressure Obama on civil liberties. He's better than Romney, but he has some things he needs to fix.

Onward and upward, fellow rational thinkers!
Posted by Sam O. on November 7, 2012 at 11:51 AM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 36
If the conservatives want to start winning, they have to stop being delusional. Sweeping problems under the rug, like healthcare reform (which began to manifest in the 80s), or telling people up is down ("conservatives know how to balance the budget") no longer works.

A writer put it succinctly, the conservatives no long argue about policy. They argue the facts that underlie the decisions on policy.

They are the most entitled sector of our society, for they feel entitled to their own facts. As evidenced by our residents trolls here. They've already left America, have been living in their fantasy land for over a decade. Unfortunately, their zombie-bodies remain and plague the rest of mankind.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on November 7, 2012 at 12:47 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 37
@35 FTW. The House is going to do nothing but propose legislation to get shot down over the next two years. The hard part is going to be making them look like the assholes they are.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 PM · Report this
Knat 38
@37: Well, Alan Grayson is back, so that might be a whole lot easier now.
Posted by Knat on November 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM · Report this
OutInBumF 39
Where ever is that GayDudeForRomney? Gonna miss his delusions and quislingness.
Posted by OutInBumF on November 8, 2012 at 2:14 AM · Report this
I think the GOP is going to lose a lot more races if they DON'T stick to fiscal conservatism. It really wasn't the economy that sank them, as most people felt Mitt had a BETTER record there, but it was their platforms on women, Latinos, the poor, and the homosexual community.
Posted by MinnySota on November 8, 2012 at 4:08 AM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 41
@40- Maybe they should try actually being fiscally conservative. Borrow-and-Spend "Conservatives" are a lot less fiscally conservative than Tax-and-Spend "Liberals."
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on November 8, 2012 at 11:49 AM · Report this
Sounds like the same person made all the comments. Unless they all sound that much alike?
Posted by ggg on November 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM · Report this

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