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Don Zeko 11-02-2010 08:51 PM

Election Open Thread
 
I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm refreshing 538 and the NYT home page every 5 minutes or so. Anyone have any idea what's going on in PA? Are they just counting Philadelphia and its suburbs right now, or is Sestak really beating the polls?

Don Zeko 11-02-2010 08:53 PM

Re: Election Open Thread
 
NYT says that Alan Grayson is toast. Thank god. Now we won't have to listen to conservatives bleat about him every time someone suggests that the Republican Party is becoming more extreme.

Lmaki 11-02-2010 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Don Zeko (Post 186203)
I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm refreshing 538 and the NYT home page every 5 minutes or so. Anyone have any idea what's going on in PA? Are they just counting Philadelphia and its suburbs right now, or is Sestak really beating the polls?

I dunno but Runyan is up by 22 in NJ against the Dem Incumbant. Man they hate Christe there...not.

Don Zeko 11-02-2010 08:54 PM

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Looks like Tom Perriello is done too. No surprise there, but it's a shame to see him go.

operative 11-02-2010 08:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Lmaki (Post 186205)
I dunno but Runyan is up by 22 in NJ against the Dem Incumbant. Man they hate Christe there...not.

Yay :D

I unfortunately can not think of a good offensive lineman joke.

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NYT says that Alan Grayson is toast. Thank god.
Ah finally something we can agree on. Grayson was an embarrassment.

You guys still have plenty of embarrassing people--Alcee Hastings, Hank "Islands might flip over" Johnson, probably Jim Moran etc.

Don Zeko 11-02-2010 09:01 PM

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The NYT is calling West Virginia for Manchin. Probably the first bit of genuine good news for Democrats all night.

operative 11-02-2010 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Don Zeko (Post 186212)
The NYT is calling West Virginia for Manchin. Probably the first bit of genuine good news for Democrats all night.

Silver had it at only a 10% chance of a takeover so Dems shouldn't be celebrating too much. It would've been a big upset had Raese (a weak candidate by any measure) won.

Lmaki 11-02-2010 09:02 PM

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Blanche Lincoln...toast.

Don Zeko 11-02-2010 09:04 PM

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This is interesting. Heath Schuler and Larry Kissell, representing North Carolina's 8th and 11th districts, are easily the most vulnerable Demcrats in the state. Schuler won narrowly in 2006 and 2008, while Kissell barely lost in 2006 and squeaked into the House in 2008. I figured they were both toast, but with 20% and 47% of precincts reporting, they're both up. And yes, I'm definitely cherry-picking the good news.

operative 11-02-2010 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Don Zeko (Post 186217)
This is interesting. Heath Schuler and Larry Kissell, representing North Carolina's 8th and 11th districts, are easily the most vulnerable Demcrats in the state. Schuler won narrowly in 2006 and 2008, while Kissell barely lost in 2006 and squeaked into the House in 2008. I figured they were both toast, but with 20% and 47% of precincts reporting, they're both up. And yes, I'm definitely cherry-picking the good news.

Schuler was a bit safer than you think--Geraghty pegged him to get reelected despite saying R+70 (http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/251741).

I still think Kissell is going down.

Lmaki 11-02-2010 09:06 PM

Re: Election Open Thread
 
MI Gov. goes Republican (Snyder)

AemJeff 11-02-2010 09:07 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Zeko (Post 186203)
I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm refreshing 538 and the NYT home page every 5 minutes or so. Anyone have any idea what's going on in PA? Are they just counting Philadelphia and its suburbs right now, or is Sestak really beating the polls?

It's TCTC.

Don Zeko 11-02-2010 09:07 PM

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10% reporting, and Sestak is still up. What going on?

operative 11-02-2010 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Lmaki (Post 186222)
MI Gov. goes Republican (Snyder)

One Tough Nerd wins, yay :D

Lmaki 11-02-2010 09:09 PM

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NBC just predicted R's take over House by W I D E margin.

operative 11-02-2010 09:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Zeko (Post 186224)
10% reporting, and Sestak is still up. What going on?

Philly reports early, I think.

Lmaki 11-02-2010 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by operative (Post 186228)
Philly reports early, I think.

They also vote twice there I understand.

operative 11-02-2010 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Lmaki (Post 186229)
They also vote twice there I understand.

You only get one vote if you're dead though.

Don Zeko 11-02-2010 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by operative (Post 186230)
You only get one vote if you're dead though.

William Rehnquist is going to be so disappointed.

Lmaki 11-02-2010 09:14 PM

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Rubio not only wins big but wins better than 50% of the Latino vote. There may be bigger things waiting for this guy.

operative 11-02-2010 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Don Zeko (Post 186231)
William Rehnquist is going to be so disappointed.

Ronald Reagan, too.

operative 11-02-2010 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Lmaki (Post 186232)
Rubio not only wins big but wins better than 50% of the Latino vote. There may be bigger things waiting for this guy.

If Obama manages to win reelection in 2012 (big if), I imagine 2016 would be his to lose, barring some sort of unexpected scandal etc.

Lmaki 11-02-2010 09:17 PM

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I think I am going to go pour myself a couple fingers of Four Rose's and celebrate the farewell of Speaker Pelosi.

Don Zeko 11-02-2010 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by operative (Post 186233)
Ronald Reagan, too.

I dunno. Reagan didn't get to vote twice when he was alive.

operative 11-02-2010 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Don Zeko (Post 186236)
I dunno. Reagan didn't get to vote twice when he was alive.

All the more reason to let him vote twice now that he's dead.

AemJeff 11-02-2010 09:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Lmaki (Post 186229)
They also vote twice there I understand.

Don't be an asshole. I've been an election official for the past several elections in Philly - they've been routine and orderly, and a cop can be summoned easily. And - "New Black Panthers" are conspicuously rare, not to say nonexistent.

Don Zeko 11-02-2010 09:35 PM

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59% reporting and Kissell is up 52-44. Unfortunately, John Spratt looks like he's in trouble on the other side of the border. 49.3-50.7 with 47% reporting. He's a Davidson alum that I was fortunate enough to meet a couple of times, and he struck me as a pretty bright and honest guy. It'll be sad to see him go if he loses.

Lmaki 11-02-2010 09:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AemJeff (Post 186238)
Don't be an asshole. I've been an election official for the past several elections in Philly - they've been routine and orderly, and a cop can be summoned easily. And - "New Black Panthers" are conspicuously rare, not to say nonexistent.

Is you being an election official suppose to put Republicans at ease?

Don't be a thin-skinned, humorless, nincompoop.

bjkeefe 11-02-2010 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Lmaki (Post 186229)
They also vote twice there I understand.

Wingnuts just love telling themselves the same lies over and over again, until they start to believe them.

This is a perfect example of why AM radio is so successful, but only for conservative programming.

Lmaki 11-02-2010 10:03 PM

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Humorless, h8ers out in full force.

AemJeff 11-02-2010 10:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Lmaki (Post 186247)
Is you being an election official suppose to put Republicans at ease?

Don't be a thin-skinned, humorless, nincompoop.

Do you think I care about your ease? I have no sense of humor about lies regarding the conduct of politics in my home-town; I'm an eyewitness and a participant in the process. I take it personally. I also don't like crypto-racist bullshit like mandacious New Black Panther fairy-stories cooked up by the mouth breathers at Fox and in the Right-o-Sphere and repeated as Gospel by morons in the tea Party.

operative 11-02-2010 10:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AemJeff (Post 186253)
Do you think I care about your ease? I have no sense of humor about lies regarding the conduct of politics in my home-town; I'm an eyewitness and a participant in the process. I take it personally. I also don't like crypto-racist bullshit like mandacious New Black Panther fairy-stories cooked up by the mouth breathers at Fox and in the Right-o-Sphere and repeated as Gospel by morons in the tea Party.

Right because a NBP guy didn't show up with a club and shout at white voters. That's all make believe.

Lmaki 11-02-2010 10:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AemJeff (Post 186253)
Do you think I care about your ease? I have no sense of humor about lies regarding the conduct of politics in my home-town; I'm an eyewitness and a participant in the process. I take it personally. I also don't like crypto-racist bullshit like mandacious New Black Panther fairy-stories cooked up by the mouth breathers at Fox and in the Right-o-Sphere and repeated as Gospel by morons in the tea Party.

Jeff, come on, are you serious?

Oh and by the way Corbett is your Governor. I think your precinct put him over the top. Thanks for your stellar conduct in making that happen. You can be proud.

operative 11-02-2010 10:16 PM

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Speaking of crypto-racist stuff, Sestak is still leading. His campaign was no better than Jesse Helms' last run for the Senate and the Dems should be ashamed of themselves if he wins.

Lmaki 11-02-2010 10:18 PM

Re: Election Open Thread
 
Side Note: Bristol Palin survived on Dancing with the Stars. ;)

bjkeefe 11-02-2010 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Lmaki (Post 186251)
Humorless, h8ers out in full force.

Yep. It's always "just joking" for guys like you, isn't it? And your heroes, like Rush? Always a bunch of big yuks. But that doesn't change the reality of my point -- that the audience for AM hate radio laps this stuff up and repeats it like it's gospel truth.

Lmaki 11-02-2010 10:21 PM

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Guy Benson Tweet:

"Bachmann being interviewed on MSNBC. Sign in background: "How's the tingle, Chris?" Even Olby is laughing."

Lmaki 11-02-2010 10:31 PM

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TX Gov. Rick "Better than Barry" Perry

Friend for Life, Stupak GONE!

operative 11-02-2010 10:36 PM

Re: Election Open Thread
 
Toomey is now slightly ahead. This is the one senate race that I genuinely care about. Sestak ran such a dishonorable campaign and he is utterly undeserving of victory.

bjkeefe 11-02-2010 10:40 PM

N'O'Donnell
 
Ding-dong, the witch is dead.

Bets on her being hired by Fox within the month?

Also, Oklahoma passed its ban on Sharia law. Hurrah, America is safe for teabagging everywhere!

(And O'Donnell won't have to wear a burqa on Fox!)


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