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Ocean
11-01-2010, 11:03 PM
Tomorrow is election day. No excuses, you've got to go out and vote. This is an important election. Vote well.

Wonderment
11-01-2010, 11:17 PM
I voted a couple of weeks ago. We are looking good to defeat Meg Whitman and the far worse Carly Fiorina.

Prop. 19 (marijuana legalization), which I strongly supported, is not doing well in the polls. :(

The big IF is Kamala Harris for Attorney General. She is an anti-death penalty SF liberal running against Steve Cooley, who has considerable support in LA. The Obamas have been strong Harris supporters. Hopefully, they will provide enough push for a victory.

ADDED: Even though there are no Repubs. in the household (3 Dems and 1 Green Party) we have received robo calls from Mitt Romney and Chris Christie.

Ocean
11-01-2010, 11:21 PM
I voted a couple of weeks ago. We are looking good to defeat Meg Whitman and the far worse Carly Fiorina.

Prop. 19 (marijuana legalization), which I strongly supported, is not doing well in the polls. :(

The big IF is Kamala Harris for Attorney General. She is an anti-death penalty SF liberal running against Steve Cooley, who has considerable support in LA. The Obamas have been strong Harris supporters. Hopefully, they will provide enough push for a victory.

I'm voting tomorrow. I was excited earlier today when I found a message from Obama in my voice mail urging me to vote for my Democratic Representative. I will. ;)

chiwhisoxx
11-01-2010, 11:23 PM
I voted a couple of weeks ago. We are looking good to defeat Meg Whitman and the far worse Carly Fiorina.

Prop. 19 (marijuana legalization), which I strongly supported, is not doing well in the polls. :(

The big IF is Kamala Harris for Attorney General. She is an anti-death penalty SF liberal running against Steve Cooley, who has considerable support in LA. The Obamas have been strong Harris supporters. Hopefully, they will provide enough push for a victory.

ADDED: Even though there are no Repubs. in the household (3 Dems and 1 Green Party) we have received robo calls from Mitt Romney and Chris Christie.

It's not surprising that you got calls from Romney or Christie. Political phone banking doesn't go to just one party, especially when you're compiling polling information. Hell, I called substantially more Democrats than Republicans when I phone banked.

Lmaki
11-01-2010, 11:25 PM
Yes, CA. We are doing so well and have worked so hard.

JonIrenicus
11-02-2010, 12:47 AM
Don't worry, I'll be out there in full force !!!!

operative
11-02-2010, 12:48 AM
Vote well.

Yes, and that means vote Republican in every race*

*Except the NH senate race and the NY governors race. In those cases, vote Libertarian.

Ocean
11-02-2010, 08:32 AM
Yes, and that means vote Republican in every race*

*Except the NH senate race and the NY governors race. In those cases, vote Libertarian.

Got it wrong there, op.

V-O-T-E D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T :)

kezboard
11-02-2010, 09:27 AM
I suck -- I didn't get my absentee ballot in time, so I can't vote. Honestly, I can't muster much enthusiasm for the two races where my vote really matters, the Senate (Kirk vs. Giannoulias -- ugh, I was so disappointed that Giannoulias won the primary, even though it was pretty much a done deal from the beginning, he's a disastrous candidate) and gubernatorial races, so I guess that makes me part of the enthusiasm gap.

stephanie
11-02-2010, 11:50 AM
I suck -- I didn't get my absentee ballot in time, so I can't vote. Honestly, I can't muster much enthusiasm for the two races where my vote really matters, the Senate (Kirk vs. Giannoulias -- ugh, I was so disappointed that Giannoulias won the primary, even though it was pretty much a done deal from the beginning, he's a disastrous candidate) and gubernatorial races, so I guess that makes me part of the enthusiasm gap.

I voted when the polls opened (had to leave early), so can't claim that the deadness of the polling place was due to the candidates, but yeah.

I'm still mad at the idiots who voted for Giannoulias in the primary, as most of them I talked to justified their votes (over Hoffman) on the bizarre belief that he'd do better in the general. He seemed a terrible candidate from the beginning. Oh, well.

rfrobison
11-02-2010, 12:04 PM
Tomorrow is election day. No excuses, you've got to go out and vote. This is an important election. Vote well.

Easiest edit I ever made!

Hint: thread title.

P.S. I never got my absentee ballot, so I guess I'll not be voting. Palin endorsed Tom Tancredo for Colorado governor.

Now I KNOW I'll never vote for her. If she gets nominated for anything more than charity fund drive manager and ANYBODY ever hears me say I'm voting for Palin, I'd appreciate it if you'd repost this to refresh my memory.

[SIGH]

kezboard
11-02-2010, 12:54 PM
I voted when the polls opened (had to leave early), so can't claim that the deadness of the polling place was due to the candidates, but yeah.

I don't know, but I voted in Chicago in 2006 and 2008 at like seven in the morning and both times the place was absolutely packed.

Anyone who voted for Giannoulias over Hoffman because of electability concerns really is an idiot. That doesn't make any sense at all. We knew about some of his bank-related problems even before the primary, and there's even something about his smile that says "Do not trust this man".

stephanie
11-02-2010, 01:19 PM
I don't know, but I voted in Chicago in 2006 and 2008 at like seven in the morning and both times the place was absolutely packed.

Me too, but 7 is on the way to work and 6 isn't. That said, I suspect there would have been a noticeable difference had I gone at 7, too.

Otherwise, yeah.

bjkeefe
11-02-2010, 01:36 PM
Man, the amount of SarahPAC banner ads on the site today is out of control.

Why must Bhtv be so conservatively biased???1?

Don Zeko
11-02-2010, 02:00 PM
I suck -- I didn't get my absentee ballot in time, so I can't vote. Honestly, I can't muster much enthusiasm for the two races where my vote really matters, the Senate (Kirk vs. Giannoulias -- ugh, I was so disappointed that Giannoulias won the primary, even though it was pretty much a done deal from the beginning, he's a disastrous candidate) and gubernatorial races, so I guess that makes me part of the enthusiasm gap.

I also suck; I've moved recently, so I needed to re-register, but I was too busy to early vote this weekend, couldn't early vote yesterday, and can't do same-day voter registration on election day.

bjkeefe
11-02-2010, 02:38 PM
From his "Official Election Predictions Post (http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/2010/11/official-election-predictions-post/):"

This reversion to a balance of political power that leaves Democrats in a stronger position than they were as recently as the 2005-2008 period will be treated by the press as a world-historical shift in favor of the right. Most press figures will probably explicitly note that election results are invariably over-interpreted and then proceed to over-interpret again, arguing that this time itís different.

Runner-up: Same source:

Meanwhile, egomaniacal senate moderates will be frustrated to discover that the legislative process now consists primarily of negotiations between Barack Obama and the House GOP.

(h/t: uncle eb)

Ocean
11-02-2010, 02:50 PM
Democrats is to democrats as He is to he. ;)

Lmaki
11-02-2010, 03:33 PM
Don't worry, I'll be out there in full force !!!!

Been there...done that. Guys slapping nightsticks against their palms could not have kept me away.

bjkeefe
11-02-2010, 03:34 PM
Been there...done that. Guys slapping nightsticks against their palms could not have kept me away.

Glad to hear you're not afraid of teabaggers (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/10/voter-intimidation-teabagger-style.html).

chiwhisoxx
11-02-2010, 03:59 PM
Glad to hear you're not afraid of teabaggers (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/10/voter-intimidation-teabagger-style.html).

Or black panthers!

Don Zeko
11-02-2010, 04:00 PM
Or black panthers!

Both of them!

Wonderment
11-02-2010, 04:27 PM
Can't you get a provisional ballot? California has a mechanism for glitches where you can vote provisionally at any precinct in your county. In fact, I am taking my daughter (duly registered at the right precinct) and her bf (registered somewhere but can't remember where) to vote this afternoon. We still have 8 hours to go out here. BF will vote provisionally.

Somehow I can't find Mickey's name on the Senatorial ballot. I guess that means Barbara Boxer will trounce Carly Fiorina anyway.

Seriously, CA voters, be sure to support Kamala Harris for AG. Endorsed by:

* President Barack Obama
* U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
* Senator Dianne Feinstein
* U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Congressman Norman Mineta (Ret.)
* Congresswoman Barbara Lee
* Congresswoman Diane Watson
* Congresswoman Maxine Waters
* Congressman, Lt. Gov., Senator and Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally (Ret.)
* Former San Francisco Mayor and Assembly Speaker Willie Brown

Lmaki
11-02-2010, 04:28 PM
Both of them!

Didn't you hear? They had the justice department behind them too. :O

Wonderment
11-02-2010, 04:31 PM
Meanwhile, egomaniacal senate moderates will be frustrated to discover that the legislative process now consists primarily of negotiations between Barack Obama and the House GOP.

Not if Repubs. do only slightly better than expected, in which case the Senate will be even, since Lieberman and Ben Nelson are not moderates and are virtual Repubs already.

operative
11-02-2010, 04:32 PM
Not if Repubs. do only slightly better than expected, in which case the Senate will be even, since Lieberman and Ben Nelson are not moderates and are virtual Repubs already.

Being right of Bernie Sanders doesn't make one a "virtual Republican" :p

blasted initial error.

bjkeefe
11-02-2010, 04:38 PM
Being left of Bernie Sanders doesn't make one a "virtual Republican" :p

You think Lieberman and Nelson are to the left of Bernie Sanders?

chiwhisoxx
11-02-2010, 04:40 PM
You think Lieberman and Nelson are to the left of Bernie Sanders?

Oh wait. I had that backwards at first, LOL. I would tend to agree with you, I'm not sure there are many people in government to the left of Bernie Sanders.

I think operative meant to the right of Bernie Sanders, which led to confusion.

operative
11-02-2010, 04:44 PM
You think Lieberman and Nelson are to the left of Bernie Sanders?

Doh, meant to say right. Blasted errors.

chiwhisoxx
11-02-2010, 05:04 PM
Tim Carney has a good drinking game for watching post election spin

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/The-Washington-Examiner--106442923.html

bjkeefe
11-02-2010, 05:20 PM
... is a real travesty. I mean, you just can't get this kind of insightful analysis (http://wonkette.com/428928/meghan-mccains-perverse-side-also-has-election-predictions) anywhere else.

[Added] Also, National Review has already picked Sarah Palin's Cabinet (http://wonkette.com/428925/national-review-already-picking-sarah-palins-cabinet).

In related news, I'm happy to note the original timestamp on this post.

[Added2] Also, Boehner makes another boner (http://wonkette.com/428855/johhny-cashs-daughter-hates-john-boehner-on-twitter). Who knew country singers were liberally biased? WHERE DO THE VLWC TENTACLES NOT REACH?

chiwhisoxx
11-02-2010, 05:41 PM
... is a real travesty. I mean, you just can't get this kind of insightful analysis (http://wonkette.com/428928/meghan-mccains-perverse-side-also-has-election-predictions) anywhere else.

[Added] Also, National Review has already picked Sarah Palin's Cabinet (http://wonkette.com/428925/national-review-already-picking-sarah-palins-cabinet).

In related news, I'm happy to note the original timestamp on this post.

[Added2] Also, Boehner makes another boner (http://wonkette.com/428855/johhny-cashs-daughter-hates-john-boehner-on-twitter). Who knew country singers were liberally biased? WHERE DO THE VLWC TENTACLES NOT REACH?

To be fair, the Kevin Williamson post seems to fall squarely into the tongue and cheek category, if you actually read it.

bjkeefe
11-02-2010, 05:46 PM
... squarely into the tongue and cheek category ...

Sounds like two categories to me.

"Did you mean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongue_and_cheek) ..."

[Added] As to the possible humorous intent, well, I suppose. Who can say about these people (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007432832765683203066%3Azj_ist-lct4&ie=UTF-8&q=chris+muir&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0074328 32765683203066%253Azj_ist-lct4) who find Chris Muir funny?

I gotta say that it seems more like slashfic than anything else, though.

chiwhisoxx
11-02-2010, 06:14 PM
Yes...of course I meant tongue in cheek. Not that it'll change your ways, but pedantic is a bad color on you!

bjkeefe
11-02-2010, 06:24 PM
Yes...of course I meant tongue in cheek. Not that it'll change your ways, but pedantic is a bad color on you!

I refer you to an earlier (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=185847&highlight=pedant#post185847) discussion of the same matter with whb.

And note that I have been easy (http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Abloggingheads.tv&q=chiwhisoxx+%22try+and%22) on you so far.

chiwhisoxx
11-02-2010, 06:32 PM
I refer you to an earlier (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=185847&highlight=pedant#post185847) discussion of the same matter with whb.

And note that I have been easy (http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Abloggingheads.tv&q=chiwhisoxx+%22try+and%22) on you so far.

Wow, you truly are a benevolent god.

bjkeefe
11-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Wow, you truly are a benevolent god.

Indeed. You can even call me "dude."

bjkeefe
11-02-2010, 08:10 PM
Or black panthers!

OMG FOX NEWS FOUND ONE!!!1! (http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/politics/local_politics/New_Black_Panther_Party_Spotted_At_Philadelphia_Po lling_Place_110210)

H/t: Wonkette's liveblog election coverage (http://wonkette.com/428974/liveblogging-the-u-s-economys-systematic-destruction-of-the-democratic-party), where it is also reported:

7:06 PM ó Rand Paul is projected to win by MSNBC. Still have yet to hear if thatís an official Senate certification or if he will make up his own Senate to certify him the winner.

AemJeff
11-02-2010, 09:12 PM
OMG FOX NEWS FOUND ONE!!!1! (http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/politics/local_politics/New_Black_Panther_Party_Spotted_At_Philadelphia_Po lling_Place_110210)

H/t: Wonkette's liveblog election coverage (http://wonkette.com/428974/liveblogging-the-u-s-economys-systematic-destruction-of-the-democratic-party), where it is also reported:

They found a black guy - WITH A BUTTON - holding a Democratic ballot! Jesus. I wonder if the guy who handed me this was tampering with the vote at my location?

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_5Yv6WXb2dFg/TNCoEs2CnQI/AAAAAAAAATw/H8djGtRky6I/s576/PhilRepBallot.jpg

Pretty scary, huh?

Lmaki
11-02-2010, 09:49 PM
Alan Grayson loses. Next stop MSNBC or to partner in brucds's tie shop.

Manchin wins...you guys keep the Senate. Bummer.

operative
11-02-2010, 09:54 PM
Alan Grayson loses. Next stop MSNBC or to partner in brucds's tie shop.

Or the insane asylum. Grayson is a disturbed maniac.



Manchin wins...you guys keep the Senate. Bummer.

I'm not too disappointed for two reasons:
1) I figured the Dems would hold on to the Senate this time, and I think the GOP will regain the Senate in 2012 while having the House for this upcoming term.
2) Manchin is either a) going to break all of his promises or b) be the most conservative democrat senator and drive the Dems nuts on a number of issues.

I'm inclined to say 2 will be b). Manchin is a very cagey politician and I think his commitments against cap and trade etc. are genuine.

Don Zeko
11-02-2010, 09:57 PM
2) Manchin is either a) going to break all of his promises or b) be the most conservative democrat senator and drive the Dems nuts on a number of issues.

I'm inclined to say 2 will be b). Manchin is a very cagey politician and I think his commitments against cap and trade etc. are genuine.

It's not like big liberal legislation was going to pass in the next two years anyway. So long as he caucuses D, I'm calling it a win.

operative
11-02-2010, 09:59 PM
It's not like big liberal legislation was going to pass in the next two years anyway. So long as he caucuses D, I'm calling it a win.

Just wait. The netroots is going to DESPISE Joe Manchin.

Lmaki
11-02-2010, 10:01 PM
Just wait. The netroots is going to DESPISE Joe Manchin.

In case you missed it, Alvin Greene lost to Jim DeMint.

operative
11-02-2010, 10:02 PM
In case you missed it, Alvin Greene lost to Jim DeMint.

Shocking news, indeed.

Don Zeko
11-02-2010, 10:06 PM
Just wait. The netroots is going to DESPISE Joe Manchin.

Oh yeah, of course they are. But I think they'll be overreacting. It's one thing to have a guy like Lieberman represent what ought to be a safe liberal Senate seat, but in today's increasingly Republican West Virginia, I'll swallow a lot to keep Mitch McConnell as the Minority Leader.

operative
11-02-2010, 10:08 PM
Oh yeah, of course they are. But I think they'll be overreacting. It's one thing to have a guy like Lieberman represent what ought to be a safe liberal Senate seat, but in today's increasingly Republican West Virginia, I'll swallow a lot to keep Mitch McConnell as the Minority Leader.

I don't know whether to be glad that there are still some Democrats who will accept moderates, or upset that the Democrats aren't doing a massive suicidal race to the idealogical core.

bjkeefe
11-02-2010, 10:27 PM
Or the insane asylum. Grayson is a disturbed maniac.

The look in the mirror turns out to be a little disturbing, doesn't it?

operative
11-02-2010, 10:28 PM
The look in the mirror turns out to be a little disturbing, doesn't it?

Only if it's Grayson looking into it.

Meanwhile Sestak, who ran an incredibly bigoted campaign, is still up on Toomey. It will be utterly disgusting if he prevails.

chiwhisoxx
11-02-2010, 11:30 PM
OMG FOX NEWS FOUND ONE!!!1! (http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/politics/local_politics/New_Black_Panther_Party_Spotted_At_Philadelphia_Po lling_Place_110210)

H/t: Wonkette's liveblog election coverage (http://wonkette.com/428974/liveblogging-the-u-s-economys-systematic-destruction-of-the-democratic-party), where it is also reported:

Aw cmon. Wonkette can do better than that. Actually, she probably can't. No one likes a sore loser!

bjkeefe
11-03-2010, 01:18 AM
Aw cmon. Wonkette can do better than that. Actually, she probably can't. No one likes a sore loser!

"She?"

Just how far behind are you, chiwhi?

chiwhisoxx
11-03-2010, 01:22 AM
"She?"

Just how far behind are you, chiwhi?

Behind what? I don't follow moonbat blogs.

bjkeefe
11-03-2010, 01:34 AM
Behind what? I don't follow moonbat blogs.

Behind on the changes in who is blogging at Wonkette. It's been a group blog for years now, first run, and now run and owned, by Ken Layne. "She" -- by which I presume you mean Ana Marie Cox, the original Wonkette -- hasn't been a part of it since way back then.

P.S. I look forward to your using "moonbat" in every post from now on. I am glad to have once again persuaded you of the error of your initial complaints.

JonIrenicus
11-03-2010, 01:55 AM
In case you missed it, Alvin Greene lost to Jim DeMint.

I won't believe it until all the votes are counted.

rfrobison
11-03-2010, 09:41 AM
Indeed. You can even call me "dude."

For the love of Dude...

Oh my Dude!

For Dude's sake!

Now wait just a Dudedamned minute,...

I like it. I like it.

bjkeefe
11-03-2010, 01:01 PM
For the love of Dude...

Oh my Dude!

For Dude's sake!

Now wait just a Dudedamned minute,...

I like it. I like it.

You're a big Big Lebowski fan, aren't you?

;)