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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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

No working with you. Working together to the left is agreeing with them and doing what they want. Go to Hades all of you. No cooperation and no feeding of you and yours. The layoffs begin tomorrow, by the thousands.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:03 AM

John Adams wrote:

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

And Russell Kirk said,

At heart, political problems are moral and religious problems.

When Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of prayer and fasting in 1863, he wrote,

Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.

And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.

And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!

It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.

And so I think wepeople has accurately called it:

Too many things of biblical proportions are involved in this election to say that it is anything else but God bringing judgment on a nation that has elevated pleasure above the sanctity of life and self indulgence over love of people and country. Something spiritual is blinding the eyes of so many millions of people to ignore what this president has done regarding Libya; the economy, sanctity of life, radical Islam and so much more. Hurricane Sandy gave the Won a boost on the backs of the media meanwhile millions of fellow Americans are deprived of basic life needs & suffer in the very states (NJ & NY) that help put this joker back in power. What’s wrong with this picture?

wepeople on November 6, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Good night, friends and fellow Americans.

INC on November 7, 2012 at 1:03 AM

That’s my problem – I am super conservative but a city girl. I need to find a happy medium.

gophergirl on November 7, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Ft. Worth–well, not the actual downtown part but the northernish suburbs. Those smaller cities (Keller, North Richland Hills, Grapevine, etc.–the northern Dallas suburbs aren’t bad, either–Richardson, Frisco, etc. — but the Ft. Worth side just has a different feel) have a friendly, peaceful, good-neighbor, small-town feel to them while still having the fast pace, fantastic shopping, and cultural events (nearby if not within the suburbs themselves) of a big city. Dallas is 30 or 40 minutes away. Austin and San Antonio are 3 or 4 hours away. Houston is 4 hours away. Oklahoma City is 3 1/2 hours away.

Tornado season can be a little rough, but otherwise, the weather is not that bad.

butterflies and puppies on November 7, 2012 at 1:04 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

Obama didn’t need a message…All he had to do was print more money and make more promises.

workingclass artist on November 7, 2012 at 1:04 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

What?? Allen West and Mia Love lost?

TarheelBen on November 7, 2012 at 1:04 AM

I hate w

Sporty1946 on November 7, 2012 at 1:04 AM

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

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

You got it. To Hell with the rest. Starve in Starnesvilles. They will multiply over the entire land.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Hot Air is about to lose me since they don’t want to clean it up with the trolls. Hell, this is 2012. Any one of us can make a website just like this and make it troll free. The Internet is easy like that.

Rockshine on November 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Check out Black Rain Ordnance for your home defense needs folks. They make some really sweet ‘products’. You just never know how things are going to go over the next four years eh?

Biffstir on November 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Time for bed.

I’ll leave you with one last sad reality:

“It’s MOURNING in America”.

RIP United States of America… 1776-2012.

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM

BTW, a side note to all of you ‘fearless’ [snicker] deciders of the faux troll label: I remain the more relevant ground roots activist and elected delegate while you’ve got nothing at all to brag about. Please do share with us all your miniscule efforts to get your beloved FAILED RINO elected from the comfort of your threadbare lazy boy recliners.

Oh yeah. I almost forgot…

TOLD YA SO!

DannoJyd on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Hot Air is about to lose me since they don’t want to clean it up with the trolls. Hell, this is 2012. Any one of us can make a website just like this and make it troll free. The Internet is easy like that.

Rockshine on November 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Yes, but trolls are tricksy, and not so easily avoided as you might think.

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 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

And who exactly are you? Never seen you here before in my life.

Do you also wish to go on record supporting what chumpChange said there? How about celebrating the deaths at Benghazi and in Hurricane Sandy? If you consider that fair speech that should be tolerated for the sake of freedom, then sign your name to it too.

I believe in freedom of speech obviously, but on privately owned websites, the admin has the right to limit inappropriate discourse. This is not about Constitutional liberty. It is about showing proper respect when invited to share in a forum.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

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

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

Printing money just deludes all and ruins the children further.

Starving the treasury is the way to punish the Utopian dream.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

RIP United States of America… 1776-2012.

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Ha ha, geez… Melodramatic, much?

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

With this electorate of looters, moochers, and economic illiterates I think that Biden could actually make a run at 2016…

visions on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

We will have to work together to get things done

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

The irony, oh how it burns.

Left Coast Right Mind on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

How about, “The GOPee will betray you!” Come on, it’s so funny now.

Dongemaharu on November 7, 2012 at 12:40 AM

If you say so..

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Hot Air is about to lose me since they don’t want to clean it up with the trolls. Hell, this is 2012. Any one of us can make a website just like this and make it troll free. The Internet is easy like that.

Rockshine on November 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Michelle is a conservative. Ed and AP are squishes. They always were. Add to that the ownership of a corporation that owns 4th rate talk radio stations and talent that has ruined websites in the past and you get the reality that those who run this site probably value the trolls more than they do us.

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

With this electorate of looters, moochers, and economic illiterates I think that Biden could actually make a run at 2016…

visions on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

I, for one, welcome our new hair-plugged overlords.

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 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

Trolls or not… what can’t be helping traffic and participation on HA is the aggressive newer set of advertising pop-ups and ad tracking external sites which routinely freeze or crash browsers. Three browser freeze-ups for me in only an hour.

viking01 on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Going to happen fast, now. Wile E. Coyote, etc.

It’s sad because if Obama were a heel like Clinton, he would broker a deal to keep us above water out of vanity.

But he’s not and he won’t. There are two kinds of presidents. Guys like Bush, Clinton, and Bush run to become someone. Obama, Reagan, and Carter run to do something. Obama wants to be a liberal superhero. He doesn’t believe in markets, he believes in communal progress.

HitNRun on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Mr President, you own your policies now. And when they push us deeper into recession, who will you blame?

We will see the unhinging of Nero. Hopefully, we won’t burn like Rome.

Oil Can on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

So it all came down to lady parts believing Romney would outlaw abortion………..

dmann on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Well, peeps, I’m off for a sad drive home.

I don’t know what to think. I can’t stand any of this.

PatriotGal2257 on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Too many things of biblical proportions are involved in this election to say that it is anything else but God bringing judgment on a nation that has elevated pleasure above the sanctity of life and self indulgence over love of people and country. Something spiritual is blinding the eyes of so many millions of people to ignore what this president has done regarding Libya; the economy, sanctity of life, radical Islam and so much more. Hurricane Sandy gave the Won a boost on the backs of the media meanwhile millions of fellow Americans are deprived of basic life needs & suffer in the very states (NJ & NY) that help put this joker back in power. What’s wrong with this picture?

wepeople on November 6, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Two words: “itching ears.”

ebrown2 on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

I wonder if Hugh Hewitt still thinks this feels like 1980.

Mark1971 on November 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Mitt should have got Susana Martinez and run as the mexican ticket.

Mormontheman on November 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Trolls or not… what can’t be helping traffic and participation on HA is the aggressive newer set of advertising pop-ups and ad tracking external sites which routinely freeze or crash browsers. Three browser freeze-ups for me in only an hour.

viking01 on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Ad-blocking software is your friend. I’m blissfully unaware of those issues because I have it.

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

I’m going to detox for a few days. Hopefully the trolls will be gone when I get back.

God Bless America – we need it more than we ever have.

gophergirl on November 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

TOLD YA SO!

DannoJyd on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Heh, buddy.

Tomorrow the layoffs begin. There is joy in Schadenfreude.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

DannoJyd on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

*golf clap* for a loon..

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Thank you Mitt Romney.

Your man Barrack Obama won.

Never seen you happier.

Steveangell on November 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

As a father, I do not look forward to the conversations I will have with my young sons tomorrow and in the next few days. They will have far more challenges than I ever saw, even growing up dirt poor but in a place where that did not define me and allowed me to exceed my dreams. They have dreams, too, but theirs are maybe just that, dreams, a parent’s worst fear.

TXUS on November 7, 2012 at 1:09 AM

The GOPe will betray you..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:09 AM

The end of Res Publica. F*** it all.

quikstrike98 on November 7, 2012 at 1:10 AM

viking01 on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

For the most part, Firefox with AdBlock takes care of most of it. The getting “logged out” at random intervals throughout the day is aggravating though.

Left Coast Right Mind on November 7, 2012 at 1:10 AM

When gold shoots up $30 after you get re elected, I don’t think that is a good sign…

MGardner on November 7, 2012 at 12:24 AM

USD plunging as we speak.

Norwegian on November 7, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Gold is only back where is was last week, before it fell in anticipation of a Romney victory. It will continue to go up as the dollar falls, until the dollar fails. Then things will get difficult as the USD will only be good inside the US, much as the RMB is only good inside China now, and then only good for Chinese goods.

US imports will fall. China will lose exports and lose their shirts from their savings in US bonds. The euro will gain moderately against the dollar. The BP will gain. The Mark will reappear and strengthen. Oil will be purchased in gold. The price of anything and everything that is not locally produced will sky-rocket.

The first-world’s standard of living will be reduced to the 1950s. There will be no money for entitlements. There will be rioting during the contraction. Air travel will again be only for the jet-set. Central air will be replaced by wall units that are only turned on when needed. Fix-it shops will come back into vogue. Computers will either be rare, or subsidized by the government.

Your parents’ furniture will be hand-me-down again and heirlooms will come back into fashion. Faith and family will take the place of home-equity and big-screen TVs.

It’s not Romney that lost, it’s the American people that gave up God’s principles.

flicker on November 7, 2012 at 1:10 AM

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2012/11/20121106_2012_1.png

LOL

S&P futures started to plunge the second Obama appeared to win
Gold shot up; USD dropped like a rock.

Norwegian on November 7, 2012 at 1:10 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

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

The next couple of weeks will tell.

I’d propose a respected user walkout on the level of the successful two day TROLLCOTT to let them see what it’s like, but I’m not nearly known enough around here to swing such a thing.

Most of us will be here less anyway, because let’s face it, politics sucks again and there’s probably nothing left to this country to fight for, so they may get to see what it’s like with just the trolls.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Ryan’s chances for the Presidency just crashed. Unsuccessful VP nominees have a terrible track record of winning the Presidency.

AngusMc on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I encourage and look forward to robust and healthy arguments against Obama and his policies for the next 4 years.

verbaluce on November 7, 2012 at 12:59 AM

The arguments against Obama will continue to be the very same: just words, just speeches, and a decided lack of policies that work.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

You guys have fun with this…

… I’m going into “Lurk” mode for a while.

Enjoy trolls…

Seven Percent Solution on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

The GOPe will betray you..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:09 AM

When the candidates are chosen by primary, primary voters have no one to blame but ourselves.

See, I can repeat posts, too. :)

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 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

That’s really special. If only you really understood why we feel ill. I have two kids in their twenties. Their futures are now destroyed. They will spend their entire lives paying for Obama’s wasteful spending and lack of leadership. Pony up a couple trillion dollars and I’ll be good. It doesn’t even need to be the full 16. Or even the 6 that Obama did himself. Cough up a trillion dollars and you can praise Obama’s brilliant “policies” all you want. Free birth control. Subsidies for Big Bird who makes $317,000 per year. Etc. Etc. And we get to pay interest on the money we’re borrowing from China to pay Big Bird. Swell.

talkingpoints on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

RIP United States of America… 1776-2012.

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Ha ha, geez… Melodramatic, much?

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Ha ha, geez…16+ trillion dollars (with 80T on the horizon) in debt with a President in the WH who hates and despises America and a spineless opposition party that just LOVES the idea of rolling over for him now that the reality of the situation is made manifest.

Yep, I’m optimistic.

ebrown2 on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Yeah. Can you guys get rid of the trolls? You’re supposed to be running a business, no?

truth2power on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Sad night for Republicans and for all Americans. So disappointed.

bopbottle on November 7, 2012 at 1:12 AM

*golf clap* for a loon..

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Not a loon, a very good guy.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Media will unleash the sob stories of this bad economy that they have been sitting on for the last year. Economy will plummet.

Mormontheman on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Seven Percent Solution on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Hang in there!!!..This is not fun for sure..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

At least we don’t have to wait 8 years for a Rubio/Rand Paul or Rand Paul/Rubio ticket??? 2016 Baby!

AM I RIGHT? EHH?

ModerateMan on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

RIP United States of America… 1776-2012.

wildcat72 on November 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Ha ha, geez… Melodramatic, much?

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Yeah, that really isn’t quite right.

It’s 1776-2008. We lost it then. This was just the last chance of resuscitation gone.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

There are many things you can look at but….

It looks like spite over Romney’s wealth was just enough to tip the scales against Romney.

That’s pathetic.

Meanwhile, let’s see that ROBUST ECONOMY NOW that Obama promised. He was so afraid that Romney would get to take the credit for it.

Blame Bush now, mf. It’s all yours from now on.

Moesart on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I have every constitutional right to wish fellow Americans who voted for this low-life, ignorant, vile monster every ill will I please, provided that I do nothing illegal to injure these people.

It may not be attractive to God or other people, but I’ll not lift a finger to help anyone who voted for this evil man.

We are going to Hell in a hand basket, so there is very little additional damage I can inflict.

I will be studying and learning over the coming week to determine what I can do to preserve what I’ve got, because all economic Hell is going to break loose and Obama is coming after our 401-Ks next.

matthew8787 on November 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

If you say so..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Mitt should have got Susana Martinez and run as the mexican ticket.

Mormontheman on November 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

I like Paul Ryan, but not enough that I believed he was the best VP pick for Mitt. Martinez or Rubio would have been better from a strategic point I think, as would have Jindal, who was my personal choice.

Anti-Control on November 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

with a President in the WH who hates and despises America

ebrown2 on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

The fact that I don’t doubt you believe that is a sad testament to the environment fostered by some of our political commentators today.

Of course, it’s been that way from the beginning. Some of G. Washington’s opponents convinced their followers he was honestly going to crown himself king, after all…

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

The GOPe will betray you..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:09 AM

There is the stupid party, the Rs, and the moochers/looters.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

I feel ill thinking of the likellihood that Democrat voter fruad swung this election. I think it may have. It’s a horrible thought.

talkingpoints on November 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

The GOPe will betray you..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:09 AM

That’s the spirit. Wait, let me play. “Electable!”

Dongemaharu on November 7, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Rubio/Rand Paul……….OK now I can go to bed.
I think this is going to get bad FAST.
I also don’t think Obama can take 4 more years.

ORconservative on November 7, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Not a loon, a very good guy.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Opinions vary!!..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:15 AM

That’s really special. If only you really understood why we feel ill. I have two kids in their twenties. Their futures are now destroyed. They will spend their entire lives paying for Obama’s wasteful spending and lack of leadership. Pony up a couple trillion dollars and I’ll be good. It doesn’t even need to be the full 16. Or even the 6 that Obama did himself. Cough up a trillion dollars and you can praise Obama’s brilliant “policies” all you want. Free birth control. Subsidies for Big Bird who makes $317,000 per year. Etc. Etc. And we get to pay interest on the money we’re borrowing from China to pay Big Bird. Swell.

talkingpoints on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I feel for your kids. I’m 30. I’m completely out of ideas here now. All the things I’ve wanted in my life now appear indefinitely and probably forever unattainable. I really don’t know what or where my future will bring me and am not even slightly hopeful.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I was going to propose such a thing myself. I’ve been a lurker for a few years, and insert a comment here and there.

“A Day Without a Conservative” at Hot Air probably wouldn’t amount to much, but what the hell else are we going to do for the next four years?

Left Coast Right Mind on November 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

You know, Dire, I like the cut of your gib ^_^

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

talkingpoints on November 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Me too

ORconservative on November 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Media will unleash the sob stories of this bad economy that they have been sitting on for the last year. Economy will plummet.

Mormontheman on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Help them in the process and let Obama blame himself now for the last 4 years.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Dongemaharu on November 7, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Who should we have ran??..Got any answers..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Strike 1. Can’t wait for those Jeeps that would have been manufactured in Ohio to be built in China for local sale so that Jeep will not have to pay the steep tariff. To remain competitive, it was either build Jeeps in China or eat into its profit margin (we know what the 99%ers and union thugs would have said for Jeep to do!)

Strike 2. Can’t wait for those new model Jeeps to be built in Italy for export to Europe and North America. Jeeps that would have been built in Ohio will not be built in Northern Italy. But, don’t fear! Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat, said that older model Jeeps will continued to be manufactured in Ohio…until they are phased out.

Strike 3. Fiat was supposed to purchase the remaining 41.5% Chrysler stock held by the UAW’s retiree health-care trust for $6 billion, but a funny thing happened between the promises made prior to the election and, well, now. It seems that Fiat is not really much concerned about the UAW or its retiree health-care trust. Instead, it’s main goal is getting its Italian manufacturing and sales stoking, especially in Europe. The UAW has the choice of pushing the Chrysler stock public, but we’ve seen what has happened to GE stock since its big IPO. Look out below!!!!

Strike 4 for Gratis: That’s what you get for giving an American auto company $10s billion of dollar BEFORE managed bankruptcy only to BEGGED an Italian company to take it for NOTING.

Heckva job, Barry!

UMW is dead and the UAW is on its last legs (GM earnings down 14% last quarter!)

Per Gallup, 57% of Americans will not buy a car from a company bailouted by the Fed govt. Yes, I am looking at you GM & Chrysler!

Boycott GM & Chrysler!

Resist We Much on November 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

G’night, and to all .. God, please help Your kids thru this !!

pambi on November 7, 2012 at 1:17 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

this…!!!…

going2mars on November 7, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Yeah, that really isn’t quite right.

It’s 1776-2008. We lost it then. This was just the last chance of resuscitation gone.

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Um, good news: we’re actually still living in the Second American Republic. I’ll be sure to let you know if and when another one comes into force, to be sure.

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

I figured you would..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:17 AM

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

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

And full-time employees will be forced to accept part-time hours, to avoid being subject to the new Obamacare employer mandate.

TarheelBen on November 7, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Obama has already said more gun control and more taxes, uh revenue.

No more white heterosexual men for the Supreme Court either. That’s a given. The left wing crazy will be uncorked now.

Moesart on November 7, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Oh, and it’s birthdate is 1789, not 1776 ;)

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:19 AM

with a President in the WH who hates and despises America

ebrown2 on November 7, 2012 at 1:11 AM

The fact that I don’t doubt you believe that is a sad testament to the environment fostered by some of our political commentators today.

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Actually, watching what Obama did rather than listening to what he said convinced me.

Left Coast Right Mind on November 7, 2012 at 1:19 AM

What do you think Obama’s approval rating will be on inauguration day?

Mark1971 on November 7, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I feel ill thinking of the likellihood that Democrat voter fruad swung this election. I think it may have. It’s a horrible thought.

talkingpoints on November 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

May have??

Of course it did.

Norwegian on November 7, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Heh, the lame duck session has begun.

“Taxes, taxes, taxes”

“No new taxes, no new taxes, no new taxes”.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:20 AM

not to rub this all in, but alan grayson is back in congress! may have to open another bottle.

sesquipedalian on November 7, 2012 at 1:20 AM

“A Day Without a Conservative” at Hot Air probably wouldn’t amount to much, but what the hell else are we going to do for the next four years?

Left Coast Right Mind on November 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Start our own blog. Look at the blog that all of the banned LittleGreenBoogers started and it’s doing just fine.

Blogmocracy.

JPeterman on November 7, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Who should we have ran??..Got any answers..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

CUDA!!!

But really, maybe until we neuter the media, clean up this voter fraud BS (the numbers just don’t work, sorry) and get our own crew together we won’t win a thing.

Who out there can tell the teat suckers that the party’s over and still win? That’s a tough one.

kim roy on November 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

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

Yes. I agree.

I will also take part in using up the resources of Obozo’s Government and drag it to bankruptcy before 2016!

Through a depression, all hungry illegal suckers shall leave this country for good!

To all conservative compatriots: CONSERVE YOUR RESOURCES, BE EFFICIENT, AND LET’S HELP SUCKING UP OBAMBI’S POOL OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS IN EVERY WAY WE CAN!

LET US ALL DO A JOHN GALT AND ACT LIKE A SOCIALIST SUCKER!

That’s the formula for 2016!

TheAlamos on November 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

May have??

Of course it did.

Norwegian on November 7, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Yeah, I wonder how many votes they stole in those key states.

TarheelBen on November 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

viking01 on November 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Ad-blocking software is your friend. I’m blissfully unaware of those issues because I have it.

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Some of us use various computers at various locations. Sometimes with those add-ons sometimes without those add-ons.

My point is that convenient accessibility of a website to large groups of people without having to install lots of add-ons will attract more participants than, say, having a radio which works great as long as you stand on your head. Increase the hassles then decrease the product’s attractiveness. Increase the PITA factor and site traffic will fall accordingly.

viking01 on November 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Mia Love has moved into the lead.

Mark1971 on November 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

not to rub this all in, but alan grayson is back in congress! may have to open another bottle.

sesquipedalian on November 7, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Thugs and impertinent thugs are all you’ve got.

Maxine Waters is back too, the chickenbrain. So, aside from thugs, you have a few dummies too.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Actually, watching what Obama did rather than listening to what he said convinced me.

Left Coast Right Mind on November 7, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I know we’re hardwired to feel hostile toward members of rival tribes, but I think if you look at the President’s actions, you’ll see a man who wants what’s best for his country, but is too blinded Keynesian orthodoxy and a measure of hubris to make the correct decisions. It really explains his actions much better than Obama secretly hating America and executing a life-long plan to achieve executive office so he could deliberately destroy it ;)

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Hello oh dillegent purveyor of the Hot Air topics, and honest real American! It is good to see you still posting here.

I’m still watching the returns here in Michigan via Electionmagic.com [I stayed away from the 'victory' parties this time] and while I remain quite satisfied with the results coming from my county I remain dismayed over the effect Romney had on our state race to replace Debbie Spend-it-now.

I should be pleased by the predicted whining of the stay-at-home Romney supporters but they continue to count for not a thing in my book. They got what they deserved and now we all will suffer, some more than others.

As I’ve said time and time again, America ALWAYS gets the government it deserves, and since lazy people deserve nothing…

You be well. I’ll be back around when we gwet done cleaning up all of the republican lawn signage and close down our local GOP Victory HQ.

Maybe I’ll take a few photos to share here at a later time.

DannoJyd on November 7, 2012 at 1:23 AM

JPeterman on November 7, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Thanks for the link, will check it out.

Left Coast Right Mind on November 7, 2012 at 1:23 AM

My point is that convenient accessibility of a website to large groups of people without having to install lots of add-ons will attract more participants than, say, having a radio which works great as long as you stand on your head. Increase the hassles then decrease the product’s attractiveness. Increase the PITA factor and site traffic will fall accordingly.

viking01 on November 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Can’t argue with that.

Inkblots on November 7, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Time destroy the lame-duck, the House Republicans got more votes than Obama.

Tater Salad on November 7, 2012 at 1:24 AM

I don’t get it.
I get Obama, kind of…….oh for goodness sake I just heard a fire work.
I get Obama winning but Grayson, McCaskill and Fake Indian?
Wth are people smoking?

No kidding, fireworks.

ORconservative on November 7, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Come on everyone… We get to beat up Obama for the next 4 years now! Politically this is going to be a lot of fun. Obama and the Liberals are going to be miserable. There responsible now and we we get to blame them for everything. There is no recovery coming. I bet Obama wishes he could resign tomorrow morning. The fun part is over for him and starting for us.

brewcrew67 on November 7, 2012 at 1:24 AM

NOTE TO PAUL RYAN…….You did NOT win that argument on Medicare.

Now Happy Mitt can go back to his 15 houses and life of leisure.

Say hi to Bob Dole and McCain.

Pathetic. gop is a corpse.

The Communist Democrats are rocking and rolling TEATS for everyone.

WE ARE FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED.

Gay marriage and legal marijuana what next?

Hate speech legislation?

God, we prayed and this is what we got?

I don’t understand.

PappyD61 on November 7, 2012 at 1:24 AM

We are outnumbered just like Custer. Now it’s time to go underground with everything we can. Starve them out and wait them out. We can survive. He will never be my president. That is the old USA. I will wait for the new USA and hold out as long as I can.

Kissmygrits on November 7, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Rubio/Rand Paul……….OK now I can go to bed.
I think this is going to get bad FAST.
I also don’t think Obama can take 4 more years.

ORconservative on November 7, 2012 at 1:15 AM

I don’t believe he can even take 1 more year – he is in so far over his head, he can’t see his way out, and I foresee a painful collapse for him.

He is the most unqualified major party candidate ever, and when you have people like Dukakis, Carter, McGovern, and Kerry to consider as well for that position, you know he’s really unqualified!

Anti-Control on November 7, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Maxine Waters is back too, the chickenbrain. So, aside from thugs, you have a few dummies too.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

joe walsh, that neanderthal, is gone, too.

sesquipedalian on November 7, 2012 at 1:25 AM

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