10 pm: Iowa, Nevada, & the West

posted at 9:31 pm on November 6, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

If you’ve gotten this far without either popping champagne corks or cerebral arteries, the toughest of the two major swing states are next up for us.  Iowa has been too close to call through a number of polls, but Nevada’s been leaning toward Obama — even though the population contains a significant Mormon vote that should swing to Romney.  With any luck, Romney ends up not needing either state; if he does, this might be a tough night.

For Iowa, you can get updates on voting results from Twitter by following the Secretary of State’s account.  Otherwise, you can brave slow load times by going directly to the results page on their website.  In Nevada, they don’t have a Secretary of State — they have the Cashier’s Window.  Just kidding! Nevada’s SoS has a very nice web page set up to display the data as well as map the results as they come in.

Update, 9:56 ET: Nothing much to report on my section of the country, but Iowa closes in a few minutes.  The paths for a Romney win have all been eliminated except FL-NC-VA-OH and either Colorado or Iowa.  This thread may not make too much difference overall, but Iowa might still be important.

Update: An interesting point:

With so much voter dissatisfaction, it’s interesting that we’re on the cusp of keeping the status quo in the House, Senate, and White House.

Update: Not sure what this means:

Doesn’t sound as though CBS wants to make a call, but Iowa only has 11% of precincts reporting.

Update: Minnesota isn’t on my beat, ironically, but it’s worth mentioning that the early returns show both the voter-ID and traditional marriage constitutional amendments trailing, with about 41% Yes for each.

Update: The New York Post has a cheerier take:

Arizona has a key Senate race, but I expect Jeff Flake to win that pretty easily, too.

Update: Colorado is also not my beat, but this isn’t good news:

Harsanyi’s there on the ground.

Update, 11:04 ET: Pacific & Mountain Time calls for Romney: ID, MT, WY, UT, AZ.  For Obama: WA, CA.  Still not called: NV, OR.

Update: Jim Geraghty works out the numbers and discovers that elections aren’t exactly efficient:

Imagine what it would cost to flip California!

Update: CBS calls Iowa for Obama:

That’s been trending all hour, so it’s no surprise — but with Fox calling Ohio for Obama, it’s not very important.

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Moesart on November 7, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I can’t believe this!

The State of Virginia is still holding out.

They claim only 24,000 votes separate R and O on a national level.

IlikedAUH2O on November 7, 2012 at 12:46 AM

VA,OH,FL are really really close

workingclass artist on November 7, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Things aren’t going to get better under Obama, and it will come as a shock to many Obama Cultists. That’s because their world view is based on economic illiteracy.

visions on November 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

True. The Democrats are experts at deflecting blame elsewhere. Most Americans indeed do not understand the rudiments of wealth creation…heck, they really don’t even know where their food, gas, electricity and so on come from.

And, no, you can’t teach them either-they simply aren’t interested as long as they get what they want. And it’s not just Dems that think that way, but a hell of a lot of Republicans as well.

Dr. ZhivBlago on November 7, 2012 at 12:49 AM

How were so many wrong?

ccrosby on November 7, 2012 at 12:49 AM

I was going to say: if you’re looking to get a firearm go to the local shop and find an instructor…take a class. Totally worth it.

visions on November 7, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Thanks – that is what I was planning on doing.

gophergirl on November 7, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Nice efforts, all Republicans out there.

I mourn with you, my conservative brothers and sisters.

So after Romney, it will … Rubio, the man who predicted a landslide win in Florida.

Alternative … Christie The Fat Boy. LOL!

LET AMERICA SUFFER 4 MORE YEARS OF SOCIALISM AND EAT THE DUST FOR IT.

BY 2016, THE MOST CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE WILL WIN!

TheAlamos on November 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Romney giving a speech in 5 mins. Expected to be his concession.

AngusMc on November 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM

5 minutes until Romney comes on…

MGardner on November 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM

I really thought Romney had a better-than-even shot at winning. I didn’t realize that the minorities, even more than last time, were determined to vote “their guy” back into office at rates approaching 100%-even at the expense of elevating their own already high unemployment rates..I didn’t realize that rich white liberals literally spit into to wind to certain humungous tax increases to which they will disproportionately pay. I didn’t realize that the young would rather, forced by economic necessity, live at home with their parents instead of looking for non-existing jobs.

I search for campaign mistakes on the part of Romney (or his alleged allies) which could have changed the course of this disaster but can find few. Marco Rubio as VP might have delivered Florida-but not Virginia or Ohio. I said at the time that the selection of Ryan as VP was a mistake for various reasons-but I can think of no other person who could have rescued Romney. A more aggressive Romney during the foreign policy debate with Obama would only have played into the Democratic image of Republicans as “war mongers” to a nation tired of recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Attempting to nail Obama for the criminal acts of negligence and subterfuge in Libya would also have failed since these acts were not reported to the public to any sufficient extent by the MSM. Also, even though I think NJ gov Christie is a scum bag-his browning up of Obie during Hurricane Sandy, could not possibly have accounted for this collective public act of hara kiri on the part of voters..

The people responsible for this horrendous act are the American voters-barely more than 50% of them. To say the people get what they deserve is to overstate the case-but ironically, those most unable to cope with life’s vicissitudes which a re-elected Obama will exponentially exacerbate are the ones who voted for the president-and they will pay the price in terms of a drastically abridged quality of life-including deteriorating medical care and a dearth of life sustaining jobs.

But this time there will be no Bush to blame (although a Republican House will certainly be blamed for “obstruction”)for the economic and military disasters which will surely occur. In this case, apparently, it will be necessary to burn the whole house down and build a new one.

MaiDee on November 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM

VA is an 11,000 margin…too close

This thing is too close

workingclass artist on November 7, 2012 at 12:42 AM

No one played a bigger role in Obama’s victory tonight than Gary Johnson and misguided followers like Floating Rock.

bw222 on November 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM

VA,OH,FL are really really close

workingclass artist on November 7, 2012 at 12:49 AM

that’s what i don’t get. all three of those states are close, why only call ohio?

Sachiko on November 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM

PatriotGal2257 on November 7, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I think the Catholic Church or God should determine that.
All the whole reproduction issue is doing is hurting Republicans, so far as I can see.
IlikedAUH2O on November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

If you don’t want us in your bedroom, don’t demand that we pay for what you do in it.

The_Jacobite on November 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM

so the repulsive, spineless panderer conceded. the long nightmare is over.

sesquipedalian on November 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Unless the GOP extensively changes its platform, Texas will be a blue state in 20 years.

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Texas IS going to be a blue state in less than 20 years.

I just heard the spectacular nitwit Karl Rove saying yet again on Fox News that “Republicans should own that hard working, family oriented hispanic vote gosh darn it!”

Hispanics are fiercely loyal to their own ethnic kind. They are quite unashamedly racist. I have family that are hispanic and have worked with loads of hispanics. It’s a fact. The only way they’re going to vote Republican is if the Republicans become as grovelingly anti-white as the Democrats.

The Republicans just can’t face up to reality.

Django on November 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

These guys get four more years of their favorite kleptocrat and this is how they celebrate? I think they need Thorazine.

Aitch748 on November 7, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Let them have their mirth. It will end all too soon, I’m afraid; and the horror of what they’ve done and what they’ve allowed to happen to their country will be upon them, I can promise you. They just don’t see it now. I almost pity them…almost.

Even Judas had his moment of understanding.

squint on November 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Rubio would have won by 5-7 points…

MGardner on November 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 12:46 AM

You’re limiting yourself.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

The reason I’m optimistic about the future – if we can survive – is pretty simple. This election happened the way it did because Barack Obama was not found responsible for the malaise of the last four years.

It may sound ridiculous to us, who read political news every day, but it’s the truth.

It won’t be the truth four years from now. He’ll no longer be able to claim that he kept us out of a depression by digging a hole, putting a trillion dollars in the hole, and backfilling. Obamacare will no longer be an abstraction. The unemployment rate will not be able to be hid by statistical manipulation. Canadian gas will be going to China. And so on and so forth.

So even though it seems incredibly stupid to us that it should be necessary for more evidence that this guy and his party need to be replaced, more evidence is necessary. He’s not a Republican, after all. And you can’t argue with the result.

HitNRun on November 7, 2012 at 12:43 AM

There are several problems with your theory:

1) The media was able to provide cover for Obama despite a disastrous 4 years. Sure part of his successful reelection bid was because a lot of Americans still blame Bush, but that’s in no small part because the media spins everything in Obama’s favor. So who’s to say they can’t pull that off for another 4 years?

2) The 2016 Democrat nominee won’t be Barack Obama. Sure, the GOP will run against him, but again we’re talking about the Democrat/media complex here. If Obama’s 2nd term is as disastrous as we all expect, the media will do everything in their power to emphasize that whomever the Democrat nominee is is offering a new vision for the country and is not running for the 3rd Obama term.

3) We’re talking about a country where 53% of voters in 2008 were naive enough to elect this man President and now apparently around 51% were stupid enough to give him another term. You’re really entrusting the outcome of future elections to those people? You’ve got a lot more faith in the American electorate than I do(at least after today).

Doughboy on November 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Final D number. D+6 (FoxNews).

Sounds like all the pollsters we thought were wrong, were actually correct.

Rndguy on November 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Blame game …. 3. 2 … 1 ……….

TheAlamos on November 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Romney just conceded, btw.

I don’t think Karl Rove will believe it, though.

triple on November 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

There is a bright side. Well, I shouldn’t say bright, but you will now get to see….

Obama get treated like any other second term President. The media will largely turn against Obama, and this is already happening just a bit. Sure a larger than usual segment will always be In Obama’s pocket. But Obama’s head on a platter will be a media trophy now.

The Obama jokes will flow. Now that Obama is safe, it will be safe to do Obama jokes. Uh, yay. It won’t be HEADLINE NEWS anymore when someone somewhere does an Obama joke.

It’s just a matter of time before impeachment hearings take off on something. Benghazi, or something. This is the Chicago outfit, there will be things to pick from.

Moesart on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Well, though it will most likely make no difference to anyone but myself and perhaps the three or four other Republicans in our office, I will do the exact thing I did four years ago when this debacle began and dress head to toe in black as my personal expression of sorrow and grief that the voting public has once again put their own “gimme” needs ahead of childrens’ and grandchildrens’ futures.

It will be most interesting to see what happens when eventually all of the money stolen via future taxes on the current middle class and redistributed to the takers of society runs out, and exactly how much less choice and lower quality of health will occur with the implementation of Obamacare. By then it will be too late, of course.

I am so disappointmented in my fellow American voters right now that they will deserve everything they get.

Peachy on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

IlikedAUH2O on November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Well, the Catholic Church does determine that. They call these people “excommunicated.” But the distinction is that the people have done it to themselves by willfully ignoring the teachings of the faith. Unfortunately, there’s no public ceremony whereby they are demoted or shamed out of a parish. We need to pray for them to see the error of their ways and they need to see a priest to administer the sacrament of Reconciliation so they can return to full communion with the Church

The Catholic Church’s position is that all life is sacred, from conception to natural death. And like it or not, Catholics are encouraged to live their faith in the public square, which ideally should mean that their faith influences their public policy decisions — that can’t be compartmentalized or separated. I agree that there is a right way and a wrong way to address reproductive issues, but the issue itself isn’t going to go away.

PatriotGal2257 on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

AngusMc on November 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM

No, please, God, NO !!
It ain,t over !!

pambi on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Obama just jumped to a 100,000 vote lead in Ohio. The election hype got the know nothing OBama voters to the polls.

Mormontheman on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Like it matters anymore as it is. Bark and the ‘rats do their sidestep routine when it suits them, and they can’t even pass a budget. The SCOTUS exists now merely to provide cover for the demorats, and considering that over half of the current court are high-functioning retards, they are a perfect fit for Barky.

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 12:45 AM

I’m through fighting for this country. With a citizenry like this, who cares more about Justin Bieber than the right to keep what you EARN, and to live your life the way YOU see fit without government interference, it isn’t worth saving.

Really, is there anything in American culture, circa 2012 that isn’t rotten to the core and completely worthless intellectually?

Roman Civilization died long before the Empire fell apart in the 5th Century AD. Is this not possibly true of America?

When historians write the postmortem on America will Reagan and the 1980′s be seen as the last, final gasp of a declining civilization rather than a Renaissance?

It certainly looks that way today.

Frankly I am disgusted with my fellow citizen. 2008/2012 has shown that we are past the tipping point where a declining minority of producers are doomed to be ruled by an increasing MAJORITY of looters. Including the grifter in chief in the White House who never earned an honest day’s pay in his life.

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Remove your testicles with a pair of rusty scissors, loser.

chumpThreads on November 7, 2012 at 12:34 AM

NO. That is it!!!

Ed, Allah. Remove these ебаныe trolls off of this site now. Every one of them. We’ve tolerated their crap long enough. They’ve had their little victory, cheering while America is lost. Now we have respected members of this site spoken to like that? Unacceptable.

Most of us are likely ready to be out of here as it is. Keep these fools on here and that’s all you have.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

We have a $16 trillion deficit due to both bloated entitlement programs and bloated military and wartime spending. Mandatory and entitlement spending is ~53% of the budget; Defense, War supplemental and Homeland Security spending comes to ~22% of the budget. Both must be cut in a phased, responsible, yet urgent fashion. Entitlement reforms tend to kick in after a 5 to 10 year waiting period, so the defense cuts need to be front-loaded.

Unless of course you can come up with a politically feasible way to make cuts to entitlement programs. If you have one, please do share it :)

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 12:40 AM

There is exactly one way to solve the problem: grow the economy and reform entitlements. Neither of which is happening under Obama.

The reason we have all this spending is because our prosperity created the illusion that we could afford it. If the economy were growing ahead of population growth, it could outstrip the spending.

But if you cut defense, if you weaken the nation, then we become less able to protect our economy. Weakness invites destruction.

There is room to make some cuts to the military. But only where it makes sense. It’s not defense spending that is causing our deficits now, and cutting to the bone is penny wise and pound foolish.

tom on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

I am thinking about a shotgun and a revolver (a Judge) for myself. :)

Theophile on November 7, 2012 at 12:35 AM

This election can’t be blamed on republicans, or RINOs, or Romney.
Nope. The PEOPLE own this.

RedCrow on November 7, 2012 at 12:33 AM

your fellow citizens are not the enemy just because they disagree with you, Stop treating them as such! It’s their right to vote for who they want. Learn to live with it, just like they would have had to if Romney won.

We will have to work together to get things done — GROW THE F UP!!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Get your public entitlements while they’re hot.

If you don’t want to live in a welfare state, then you need to strain and break that welfare state.

Daemonocracy on November 7, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Hey, remember when the GOP instituted the largest entitlement expansion since LBJ when they voted through Medicare Part D? And how many of those same congressmen are now in our caucus leadership? Fixing the damage starts in the primaries. Two years from now will be a nice opportunity to get started.

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Maybe Texas can secede and annex us in Arkansas, and maybe Oklahoma as well. The rest of the stupid country can just implode on itself.

NoLeftTurn on November 7, 2012 at 12:34 AM

We decided that question 150 years ago. But if you want to secede, don’t let the door bang your butt on the way out. Good riddance. Red states have been leeching off blue states for years. You are the biggest whiners about taxes but there isn’t one red state that pays its own way. You all depend on blue states to provide $ for you to waste.

independentvoice on November 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Someone call Cleveland’s election workers and tell them they can make a lot of $ if some votes for R are found in a trunk of someone’s car.

At least we can keep counting till New Yorkers have another few weeks to stew without heat and water.

Then recount their votes.

IlikedAUH2O on November 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

AP calls Virginia for Obama.

AngusMc on November 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Well, after going county by county on a quick sweep on the FOX map, not all the votes are in and the race is tight. In some places in O-I-H-O, Fl, Wi, NH, and others….not 100% are reporting.

Dewey Defeats Truman, anyone?

Am I totally reaching? Or should I just go to bed?

I cant believe this has happened.

NickTx on November 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

But why do you feel entitled to historically low tax rates, rates that contribute to a massive deficit? Your predecessors paid a far higher rate to build the federal interstate system, public universities, and much more that you take foregranted.

bayam on November 7, 2012 at 12:35 AM

No, they didn’t. The entire system was a loophole back then. Look it up.

While you’re at it, look up the fact that the government has never managed to wrest more than 18-20% of GDP from the public, no matter how high or low they set the tax rates.

I’m just kidding, of course. You’re a comment troll, you’ve undoubtedly been told this 15,000 times. You choose not to understand because you don’t like the implications.

And in case you haven’t noticed, there are no more interstate highway systems being built and we’re beyond saturation with universities (as ironically the other troll is pointing out while he slanders State Us.) It takes us 11 years and counting to build a tower that’s half a glass skylight at Ground Zero. The “wiseguy” budget for California’s railroad that will never happen is probably 200 to 500 billion dollars (I’ll take the over) and the schedule is the rest of our natural lives.

Don’t believe that? Look up “the Big Dig” in Boston. And adjust the budget numbers up for inflation, and hundreds of miles. It’s not 1950 anymore, as you guys like to say. Government spending is all administrative foam and no beer.

As Glenn Reynolds likes to say, they always talk about cops and firefighters, but the money goes to some guy downtown in an office you’ve never heard of.

HitNRun on November 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Yes, much of the media will take off after Obama now. It is safe now.

I know it is currently unthinkable, but just watch.

Moesart on November 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

If he chose Rubio as VP he would have won…

MGardner on November 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Ed, Allah. Remove these ебаныe trolls off of this site now. Every one of them. We’ve tolerated their crap long enough. They’ve had their little victory, cheering while America is lost. Now we have respected members of this site spoken to like that? Unacceptable.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

tantrum time.

sesquipedalian on November 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Can we grapple with the fact that weed is legal in Colorado.

libfreeordie on November 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

It’s about who won this election at this particular point in time.

More than half felt this was the way to go.

This is the end of the Republic.

Enjoy the death throws.

WitchDoctor on November 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

But why do you feel entitled to historically low tax rates, rates that contribute to a massive deficit? Your predecessors paid a far higher rate to build the federal interstate system, public universities, and much more that you take foregranted. People need to step up and stop demanding more and more

How in all the heavens that are are holy is people that want to keep the MONEY THEY EARN demanding MORE?? Are you completely DAFT? People demanding more free goodies from Obama like phones are the ones that needs to stop demanding more.. let them get a job!

How about you and your ilk learn to do with less SPENDING?? How about a budget that they have to stay under with their SPENDING? SPENDING creates deficits and those that keep spending the money like drunkards with no budget in sight should be kicked from the country.. not just public service.. and folks that can’t understand that basic should go with them.

Noelie on November 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Unmarried, single women break for Obama by 36 pts!

Lotta sluts out there these days… and that’s how I know I’ll never be married.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

The tipping point has been reached.

The leeches win (at least until the government runs out of credit.)

hillbillyjim on November 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

If this woman has her way we’ll all be in re-education camps or jail by then.
http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/11/01/valerie-jarret-after-we-win-this-election-its-our-turn-payback-time-wsi/

Susanboo on November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

We know what these leftist control freaks’ position on obeying the law when the legislature and the courts both oppose them, from their stance on Zelaya in Honduras.

There is no denying from that instance on a factual level that they are dictators who do not believe in separate-but-equal branches of government, but for some reason their stupid supporters like bayam and urban elitist can’t seem to grasp this simple, easily observed concept.

Anti-Control on November 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

What day in Feburary will Be Obama Day?

You better support it or you are a racist.

I wish I were kidding. I can see this one from a mile away.

Moesart on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Yes, much of the media will take off after Obama now. It is safe now.

I know it is currently unthinkable, but just watch.

Moesart on November 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

We just re-elected our first (well, really third after Lincoln and FDR) dictator.

Think that anyone will be free to criticize this Regime from now on?

I don’t.

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

NO. That is it!!!

Ed, Allah. Remove these ебаныe trolls off of this site now. Every one of them. We’ve tolerated their crap long enough. They’ve had their little victory, cheering while America is lost. Now we have respected members of this site spoken to like that? Unacceptable.

Most of us are likely ready to be out of here as it is. Keep these fools on here and that’s all you have.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Have to agree.

kim roy on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

tantrum time.

sesquipedalian on November 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Do you wish to go on record supporting what ChumpChange said there? If so, we’ll add you right to the troll list.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Just placed a nice order with ammunition to go. Suggest you all get while the getting is good. By next week, prices will skyrocket and we’ll be reliving the shortages from 2008 all over again.

I guess that we’ll get what all the gimmedats voted for.

Mo_mac on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Ohio has 17 blue counties. The thing is redder than a tomato.

IlikedAUH2O on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Ed, Allah. Remove these ебаныe trolls off of this site now. Every one of them. We’ve tolerated their crap long enough. They’ve had their little victory, cheering while America is lost. Now we have respected members of this site spoken to like that? Unacceptable.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Go ahead, but I don’t ever want to see you guys talk about “freedom” again. If you can’t tolerate a little speech, you deserve to lose.

triple on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Rick, Rick, Michelle, Virgil, Gary & Sarah thank all Conservatives for their unwavering principled support. Mittness was indeed the most electable candidate for the GOP. So why are we still pulling for the lesser of two evils? Food for thot with 2014 around the corner.

AH_C on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

What a boring night! I mean, did anyone really believe 0bama lite could beat the incumbent 0bama? Relly?

Chalk this expected disaster up as a learning exercise. As I’ve repeated here countless times, the liberal ALWAYS beats the ‘moderate’, ‘conservative’ RINO when the liberal leaning ‘republican’ has NO positive message to run on, when they spend so much of their time working to offend the extremist communists, and when their records are so much like their opponent.

Paul Ryan, like Sketchy, could NOT manage to win his state in the election for POTUS but at least he managed to keep his House seat, not that anyone cares about that…

I hope the next time the uninformed electorate will stop allowing the media to lead them around by their pointy lil up-aired noses into making bad decisions and they FINALLY decide to vote for a true Conservative. I also hope the TEA Partys will start protesting the communist loving ‘Pravda’ American media so we can actually win in 2016.

Tomorrow is another day so the time to start preparing the the upcoming economic disasters is here. When the 0bama Food Stamps Program goes bankrupt in 2014 his supporters will be so pleased. As more Americans are removed from their homes at gun point they too will be so happy that they voted for their own downfall. The predicted devaluation of the dollar is finally here! I myself will continue with my successful efforts to keep my family solvent, fed, and well protected. Maybe I’ll run for the leadership role in my local TEA Party as requested by so many here…

I wonder what the Romney bench warmers will do. Probably nothing noteworthy as usual.

DannoJyd on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

On the plus side gun sales will stay high.
On the downside ammo will be expensive.

Taxes will go up.
Inflation will soar.
Savings will beat risk.
Disability and early social security recipients will increase.
The government will get larger.
Healthcare will deteriorate.

Obama will get flexible with the Russians.
The Israelis are screwed.
We will become less powerful.
The Islamists will have come of age.

The Supreme Court will be lost.
Treaties will be ratified by the Democrat Senate.
The House will pass budgets and call for investigations that will be ignored.

claudius on November 7, 2012 at 12:56 AM

We decided that question 150 years ago. But if you want to secede, don’t let the door bang your butt on the way out. Good riddance. Red states have been leeching off blue states for years. You are the biggest whiners about taxes but there isn’t one red state that pays its own way. You all depend on blue states to provide $ for you to waste.

Please.. expound on this.. leeching how.. where? show me the numbers. I see folks like you claim things like tis.. and all I have to say to you is SOLYNDRA. know that word? how about te detroit bailout.. didn’t know detroit was RED. give numbers. i dare you.
Leech liberal.

Noelie on November 7, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Now is the time to recall O’s statement “we need a security force as big and well-funded as the US Army”. If you think the death of the 2nd amendment will be hard to take, wait until they do away with the first. America was lost tonight, and the rubble will belong to the moochers. Not enough people read “Atlas Shrugged” (of those who can read). Now they will get to live it………….for a while.Signing off, permanently.

tngmv on November 7, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Ah, we have so much to look forward to now. The continued destruction of the private sector, of our energy resources. Higher taxes. Pending bankruptcy and the destruction of our currency. The destruction of our health care system and socialized medicine. The continued decline and gutting of our military – and the possible destruction of Israel. Open borders. The overall decline and decay of our social values. And the country just reelected the worst president in American history; a Marxist community agitator from the Southside of Chicago, a pathological liar. This country has major problems, and Barack Obama is ill-equipped to deal with any of them. That is, if he even WANTS to deal with them.

TarheelBen on November 7, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Rubio would have won by 5-7 points…

MGardner on November 7, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Same result. Rs would lose bigger. Nowadays, Rubio has realigned his political language in the mold of McCain and Romney. The sharp-tounged Rubio of 2010 is no longer the same the “refined” Rubio of today. How can he go against his free-stuff-sucking Spanish brothers and sisters? He can’t.

TheAlamos on November 7, 2012 at 12:56 AM

VA is an 11,000 margin…too close

This thing is too close

workingclass artist on November 7, 2012 at 12:42 AM

No one played a bigger role in Obama’s victory tonight than Gary Johnson and misguided followers like Floating Rock.

bw222 on November 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Gary Johnson and his followers were always going to get about 1%. Yeah, if they had been more responsible it would have made the difference. But realistically, there was never a chance that they would sit out the election to help get rid of Obama.

tom on November 7, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Romney called and conceded.

The Welfare States of America and a lawless president rules, he does not govern.

workingclass artist on November 7, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Moesart on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

You live in a dream world. That was without doubt thatb was the dumbest post of the night.

bw222 on November 7, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Can we grapple with the fact that weed is legal in Colorado.

libfreeordie on November 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I’m OK with the that: the voters decided and not some judge. Federalism at work.

visions on November 7, 2012 at 12:57 AM

House News:
Allen West narrowly losing
Mia Love narrowly losing
Michelle Bachmann very, very narrowly winning

AngusMc on November 7, 2012 at 12:57 AM

OK, so the only national power conservatives are going to have for the next few years is the house.

We need to use it to the max.

Let sequestration go through, do not approve any more unpaid for expenditures, remove from power boehner and any other moderates…stick to principle. Shut things down if we need to.

We can hardly have any less power than we do now.

deploylinux on November 7, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Mitt.

I Pray for Obama’s success.

Mitt is in love with Obama.

Now we find out.

Steveangell on November 7, 2012 at 12:57 AM

So looks like we are going to lose Senate seats, right?

Mark1971 on November 7, 2012 at 12:57 AM

your fellow citizens are not the enemy…

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Obama: “Voting is the Best Revenge”

Obama: “we’re going to punish our enemies”

Yeah, they really are.

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Obama’s retard voters know that the economy doesn’t matter as long as they can make ten dollars an hour and get the benefits for their familias that effectively triple their wage.

Mormontheman on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

The tipping point has been reached.

The leeches win (at least until the government runs out of credit.)

hillbillyjim on November 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Which could happen any day now.

The stock market could very well COLLAPSE tomorrow. Much of what has been supporting the bond market (which keeps the dollar relevant) was the expectation that SANITY would return in the form of Obama being kicked out of office.

Once the new reality sets in that the Looters have won and that we are now LOCKED into the Greek entitlement and debt DEATH SPIRAL how long will this last? The next bubble to burst is the government borrowing bubble.

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Last time I checked, Romney was ahead in the popular vote — but behind in the electoral college vote. Not a bad performance for a candidate who could only get about 44% of the vote in the primaries (The remaining 54% was, as you’ll all remember, split between about 5 other candidates.) But I guess the GOP Establishment is happy — they ran off all the conservatives, and still control the party. Winning elections isn’t important to them, it’s keeping the undesirables out of their club.

Scriptor on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Most of us are likely ready to be out of here as it is. Keep these fools on here and that’s all you have.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

…I think they may have ruined their own site by letting them run rampant so long.

KOOLAID2 on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Go ahead, but I don’t ever want to see you guys talk about “freedom” again. If you can’t tolerate a little speech, you deserve to lose.

So.. um when do you and the.. well Kos kids for one example lose. I wasn’t aware they were all that tolerant of another view.. hypocrit.

Noelie on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Yes, much of the media will take off after Obama now. It is safe now.

I know it is currently unthinkable, but just watch.

Moesart on November 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

I say that it isn’t so unthinkable – look at CBS just releasing within the last few days that 60 Minutes outtake which showed how duplicitious 0dumba has been about Benghazi!

Anti-Control on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Better be looking to 1979 era ways of making money off of this development.

Romney makes a wonderful eunuch in the republican cause.,

Sporty1946 on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

If Mitt is giving up, I wish you all well.

Except the guy who wants testicles removed.

Night.

IlikedAUH2O on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

On the plus side, the Obamateurism of the Day can continue til Obama completely pulls the plug on the free blogosphere.

talkingpoints on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

your fellow citizens are not the enemy just because they disagree with you, Stop treating them as such! It’s their right to vote for who they want. Learn to live with it, just like they would have had to if Romney won.

We will have to work together to get things done — GROW THE F UP!!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

You responded to me, so I will respond to you.

When they come to put me in jail for the “horrendous” crime of not having health insurance or for the “horrendous” crime of having a car with gas mileage that they don’t like or for the “horrendous” crime of not being willing to break my religious convictions by paying for other people’s birth control and/or abortions, then I want to be able to defend myself.

When the riots begin because the government cannot give the liberals everything that they have promised them, I want to be able to defend myself.

Nobody is my enemy until they come after me when I have done absolutely nothing wrong. Then, I will defend myself.

Theophile on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

aww romney making a concession speech. this is sad. =(

Sachiko on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Never seen Mitt Romney look happier.

We need to reach across the isle and get things done.

Steveangell on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Peachy on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Funny – The Girls – on their own! – decided the same. God Save the Republic…

affenhauer on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Do you wish to go on record supporting what ChumpChange said there? If so, we’ll add you right to the troll list.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

dude, i was born on the troll list.

sesquipedalian on November 7, 2012 at 12:59 AM

your fellow citizens are not the enemy…

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Yes you are, like maggots are. May you self-destruct. I’ll help to starve you and yours. Tomorrow the firing of jobs begins.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 12:59 AM

My guy won here and I am pleased.
But I am not here to gloat. I can only imagine how bad many of you feel.
This was all close enough where I might know exactly.
Wishing you all the best. I encourage and look forward to robust and healthy arguments against Obama and his policies for the next 4 years.
I appreciate the challenge to my supporting him.
And man am I tired.

verbaluce on November 7, 2012 at 12:59 AM

your fellow citizens are not the enemy…

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Yes, you are, you leeches.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:00 AM

We just re-elected our first (well, really third after Lincoln and FDR) dictator.

Think that anyone will be free to criticize this Regime from now on?

I don’t.

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Evidently many Americans desire a nanny state and to remain on the dole.

Unemployment will spike as more and more businessmen cash in and go galt.

workingclass artist on November 7, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Chalk this expected disaster up as a learning exercise. As I’ve repeated here countless times, the liberal ALWAYS beats the ‘moderate’, ‘conservative’ RINO when the liberal leaning ‘republican’ has NO positive message to run on, when they spend so much of their time working to offend the extremist communists, and when their records are so much like their opponent.

DannoJyd on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

What? Romney had a more positive message and ran a more positive campaign than Obama did. What was Obama’s message? Big bird, binders, free condoms, War on Women? He ran the most negative, deceitful campaign in U.S. history. Even the Washington Post was giving his negative ads four Pinnochios.

TarheelBen on November 7, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

It’s apparently what Hot Air Management™ wants. When regulars start dropping away and it becomes Troll Air I’m sure that’ll be a winner of a business model.

Left Coast Right Mind on November 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Same result. Rs would lose bigger. Nowadays, Rubio has realigned his political language in the mold of McCain and Romney. The sharp-tounged Rubio of 2010 is no longer the same the “refined” Rubio of today. How can he go against his free-stuff-sucking Spanish brothers and sisters? He can’t.

TheAlamos on November 7, 2012 at 12:56 AM

All that matters is skin color to some…

He would have win, no doubt…

MGardner on November 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM

All the gridlock in the World won’t stop the debt from accruing exponentially as it has the past four years of ghettocratic “leadership”.

Those dreaming or celebrating that more of the same will change such things for the better may as well be heroin addicts thinking that next fix will solve all problems… until the overpowering need for more returns but the supply is gone.

viking01 on November 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM

A third of working adults make under 12 dollars an hour. 100 million people on welfare. They just have to motivate half of those people to get up and vote for continued benefits.

Mormontheman on November 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM

There is exactly one way to solve the problem: grow the economy and reform entitlements. Neither of which is happening under Obama.

The reason we have all this spending is because our prosperity created the illusion that we could afford it. If the economy were growing ahead of population growth, it could outstrip the spending.

But if you cut defense, if you weaken the nation, then we become less able to protect our economy. Weakness invites destruction.

There is room to make some cuts to the military. But only where it makes sense. It’s not defense spending that is causing our deficits now, and cutting to the bone is penny wise and pound foolish.

tom on November 7, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Ceasing to fight endless wars of nation-building in Central Asia is not cutting defense “to the bone”. America will still be able to defend itself and its economy if we spend as much on defense as the next 5 largest nations rather than as much as the next 10. If you think otherwise, I can only say you either have a warped view of the world or zero faith in our troops.

And no, we can’t “grow our way out” of the debt crisis. Our deficit is rising 7% per year. If you honestly think the US economy can grow at 10% per year ever, let alone for years on end, you’re living in a fantasy land. NO developed economy anywhere has grown at that rate – the resources to fuel such growth from a baseline as large as ours simply don’t exist.

And even if such a rate was theoretically possible – and again, it’s not – the huge size of government in relation to the economy would prevent it. The “crowding out” effect of government borrowing stymies private investment, and central direction of capital flows from Congress and the Fed distorts the market and prevents efficient resource allocation.

Government has to be cut before we see strong growth – if you try to do it the other way ’round, it simply won’t work.

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Ohio has 17 blue counties. The thing is redder than a tomato.

The you-know-who pulled it out for Obama.

Again.

Moesart on November 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Ok. I have a proposal.

Let’s continue our lifestyle as hardworking Americans. But there must be a refinement.

LET US JOIN THE DEMOCRATS IN SUCKING FREE STUFF FROM OBAMA’S UNLIMITED BASKET OF GOODIES. Suck off the Fed and make it worse! Then put the blame to the free-stuff-sucking Democrats.

Let’s apply Alinsky to the Demoncrats and their minions!

To Rombots, you all know that PLAYING IT NICE will never work against the Democrats.

Hammering them from their idiocies is the only way to do it!

TheAlamos on November 7, 2012 at 1:02 AM

On the plus side, the Obamateurism of the Day can continue til Obama completely pulls the plug on the free blogosphere.

talkingpoints on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

His FCC will seize the Internet.

Obama now has the power to do anything he wants. This electorate isn’t going to do anything about it. He can throw Rush Limbaugh in jail now if he wants to do so.

The looters own the country now. The hard working American Citizen who only wants to keep what he earns and be left alone by the state has been replaced by Obamaphone lady.

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 1:02 AM

verbaluce on November 7, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Please send me your address so that I may send you my income tax increase statement, the fine for not paying for my mandated nObamacare, and a picture of my middle finger for your mantle.

Biffstir on November 7, 2012 at 1:02 AM

The you-know-who pulled it out for Obama.

Again.

Moesart on November 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Who? Biden? Did his folksy charm win them the Rust Belt? :)

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Mo_mac on November 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Ammo 2 Go sucks: try JGSales or AIMSurlplus…

affenhauer on November 7, 2012 at 1:02 AM

And we can have new contests

How much will they increase the debt ceiling the next time?

When will the Senate pass a budget?

How big will next year’s deficit be?

How large will the national debt be after another four years of Obama?

Will Obama ever explain what realy happened in Benghazi?

Will any one be held accountable for the hundreds of deaths in fast and furious?

Will Obama declare himself President for Life?

How high will they make the maximum tax rate?

How long til we go to single payor?

When will Social Security go bankrupt?

When will Medicare go bankrupt?

talkingpoints on November 7, 2012 at 1:03 AM

What? Romney had a more positive message and ran a more positive campaign than Obama did. What was Obama’s message? Big bird, binders, free condoms, War on Women? He ran the most negative, deceitful campaign in U.S. history. Even the Washington Post was giving his negative ads four Pinnochios.

TarheelBen on November 7, 2012 at 1:00 AM

And Obama won on that negative, deceitful campaign. You want to know why?

Because now more than half of this country are amoral, immoral, deceitful, and stupid.

The tipping point.

dukecitygirl on November 7, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Evidently many Americans desire a nanny state and to remain on the dole.

Unemployment will spike as more and more businessmen cash in and go galt.

workingclass artist on November 7, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I seriously doubt I still have a job by Spring.

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 1:03 AM

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