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Posted by bleepinbleep on November 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM · Report this
Weird. I couldn't see the Teleprompter.
Posted by DOUG. on November 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM · Report this
Compare this video- of the President showing humility & gratitude - to the Romney-bot video castigating the 47%, while he shills to his rich contributors! Thank God we re-elected a genuine human being, and a damn smart one at that!
Posted by pat L on November 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM · Report this
Awwww, a tear in his eye! So sweet.
It's true that his campaign and presidency has jolted political energy into sections of the electorate that just didn't have it before -- c.f. so many people so surprised that the high minority and youth turnout of 2008 was not a statistical outlier, but a lasting change in the (presidential) electorate. He's good, but I think that demographic shift, that enthusiasm and involvement among young and non-white voters, is real hope and change.
Posted by Nitidiuscula on November 8, 2012 at 6:59 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 5
And not a teleprompter in sight. (Take THAT, Irrational Right.)
Posted by Andy Niable on November 8, 2012 at 7:17 PM · Report this
dangerousgift 6
He's redistributing tears
Posted by dangerousgift on November 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM · Report this
Compare this video to the Romney-bot video castigating the 47%, while shilling to his rich contributors! Thank God we elected an actual human being with an ounce of humility, and a damn smart one at that!
Posted by pat L on November 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM · Report this
See? This is exactly the kind of person I want as president. Not some insider incubated in the corridors of power who's himself (or herself) hunting for power and glory, but someone who's been one of us, who truly believes in us, and truly wants to make our world a better place. Someone who embodies the idea of a public servant in the best sense. This is why America elected him in landslide. Throwing him out to replace him with someone like Romney would have been a tragedy of lasting regret. So glad he's back in the White House.

Now, don't forget the goal, Mr. President.
Posted by floater on November 8, 2012 at 7:43 PM · Report this
Beetlecat 11
@7 @9 that's for keepin it realllllllllllllllllll!!!
Posted by Beetlecat on November 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM · Report this
ratatosk 12
Beautiful. I outflank him on the left a few billion points, but my god, I'm glad he won.
Posted by ratatosk on November 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM · Report this
stirwise 13
@9: But rapist-rapists sleep great in a Romney administration. I'll take your dubious Economic variety, thanks.
Posted by stirwise on November 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM · Report this
Queen of Sleaze 14
I hope that @4 is correct. I hope "the rest of us" will continue to stay informed and involved. We've already gotten many important thing out of Obama's presidency but this may turn out to be the most important ones... And I think this is why Republicans are seriously coming unhinged. It really is the beginning of the death of white male privilege and they are scared shitless.
Posted by Queen of Sleaze on November 8, 2012 at 9:33 PM · Report this
chaseacross 15
Obama, demonstrating that intimate, hard-won self-knowledge -- I get teary eyed myself when he admits that seeing the campaign workers and volunteers is what reminds him that the job he's doing is worth it. How often have we found the courage of our vocation by being told, unexpectedly, in words or gestures, that people Notice Us. It seems improbable that a President might need that kind of shoring up, but life in the fishbowl must often seem lonely. And there's he Sisyphian task laid before our President, reckoning with a despicable opposition and a broken system. It's encouraging to see a President so utterly human -- so entirely focused on the ends of power rather than the means.
Posted by chaseacross on November 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 16
What’s Up with White Women? They Voted for Romney, Too

But the fact remains that white females, taken as a whole, went solidly Republican. While the overall gender gap played a significant role in ensuring Obama’s reëlection, it didn’t have very much to do with white women, who remain one of the bulwarks of the Republican Party.…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on November 8, 2012 at 9:45 PM · Report this
pfffter 17
@16 LOL

The answer is that white females make up a smaller proportion of the overall electorate than they used to--thirty-eight per cent in 2012 compared to forty-one per cent in 2004--and Obama wracked up enormous majorities among non-white women, who are growing in numbers. Ninety-six per cent of black women voted for Obama; seventy-six per cent of Hispanic women voted for him; and so did sixty-six per cent of women of other races, including Asians.

Nighty night, Bailo.
Posted by pfffter on November 8, 2012 at 10:14 PM · Report this
delirian 18
@16: Phrase it any way you want, but the majority of Americans voted for Obama by a margin of 3 million votes. Citing any specific demographic group does not in any way diminish the fact that Obama was the choice of the most Americans. And frankly, continuing to bring up the white women, white men, or other racially defined groups as a mitigating factor is un-American.
Posted by delirian on November 8, 2012 at 11:39 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 19
@16 Thanks for the math you Republicans use to make yourselves feel better.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on November 9, 2012 at 12:41 AM · Report this

Single women happily and proudly voted overwhelmingly for Obama - me being one of them.

I am totally baffled that married women vote otherwise. Someone tell me, what is it about being no longer single that turns these women's brains? Is it moving to the suburbs? Or just having kids and the smug, obnoxious hormonal idiocy that sometimes results? Ie the notion that the repubs are "stronger on defense", ie they will "protect my family" better than the weakass dems?

Makes me fucking nuts.

Posted by Velvetbabe on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 AM · Report this
Ms Velvet - If one doesn't want to go the Submitting to Their Husbands route, an alternate theory:

Marriage, perhaps especially for many women, represents a Victory, perhaps even for some the Ultimate Victory. The Married are, or at least may like to think of themselves as, Winners. And most of us, I'm sure, can agree that it is enjoyable to feel like a Winner. Thus they have an interest in voting for those likely to perpetuate and enhance their Winner status.

That the success is not entire reminds me a little of how Miss Mackay attempts to break up the Brodie Set when they reach the Senior School, with its House System. Jenny, Sandy and Mary, Monica and Eunice, and Rose are divided between the four houses and forced to compete against each other in ever walk of school life. While inter-house friendships must not suffer, each house must go all out to win the shield. It was the Team Spirit. Sadly for Miss Mackay, the years of Miss Brodie, with her tales of Sybil Thorndike and Anna Pavlova, had more than inoculated them against the Team Spirit, and it was only Eunice, who was so athletic that she could not help it, who got put onto any team on which to try her spirit.
Posted by vennominon on November 9, 2012 at 5:50 AM · Report this
Compare and contrast:

Obama: "I'm proud of you!"
Romney: "Taxis are for closers."…

What a colossal dick that man was, is, and shall forever be.
Posted by FonsieScheme on November 9, 2012 at 5:53 AM · Report this
@22 I voted for Obama, and, believe it or not, I don't need stuff from the government. I'm gainfully employed, I pay income tax, and I'm a white male over 50. I also think that Bush 43 was the most egregious intergenerational economic rapist in the country's. history, and that Romney's fiscal proposals, vague as they were, made voodoo economics look rational.
Posted by Clayton on November 9, 2012 at 6:14 AM · Report this
@22 BTW --I'm sure you share my joy on the way all four marriage equality initiatives played out.
Posted by Clayton on November 9, 2012 at 6:21 AM · Report this
That was very inspiring to watch. I wish we had someone even a tenth as impressive in UK politics. Everyone over here is so relieved - we spent the last few months dumbfounded that someone like Romney even had a chance of running.

On the other hand, my ears are aching from the unaccustomed exposure to whooping in all these election videos. Time for a rest I think...
Posted by misspiggy on November 9, 2012 at 6:47 AM · Report this
@20 Velvetbabe: Stockholm syndrome.
Posted by Margaret L. on November 9, 2012 at 6:49 AM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 30
22, I pay more in taxes than you ever will, (Do you even pay any federal income taxes? You are sponging off of taxpayers like me.) and I will take Obama's vision over Romney's any day.
Posted by Rob in Baltimore on November 9, 2012 at 7:07 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 31
It all means nothing if Reid doesn't reform the filibuster rules in the Senate.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 9, 2012 at 7:36 AM · Report this
Had Romney won, he would given his staffers $5 and told them to pain the town red. Robots don't get emotional.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on November 9, 2012 at 7:59 AM · Report this
Josh Bis 33
Theres' your real Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can't Lose moment.
Posted by Josh Bis on November 9, 2012 at 8:22 AM · Report this
@26: I pretty much ditto you.
@16: It's usually not a good idea to put a lot of stock into exit polls. Since they are not done in secret, they can't be relied upon to be truthful. If exit polls were all that accurate, then my area would have gone quite red, but instead it went blue.
Posted by swing state voter on November 9, 2012 at 9:32 AM · Report this
biffp 35
@26, agree. I can't believe Romney could compete on those horseshit tax cut proposals. Paul Krugman lost his shit, and I thought (okay, hoped) he'd smack Mary Matalin on Georgie Stefanolopis Sunday roundtable show (Oct 7).…

I love that video. @6 ftw.
Posted by biffp on November 9, 2012 at 12:10 PM · Report this
He's a REAL man-- heart, soul and intellect.. great father, great husband, great human being
Posted by marguerite on November 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM · Report this

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