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NBC projects upset loss for Allen West in FL-18

posted at 1:11 am on November 7, 2012 by

A bad night gets worse: With 97 percent reporting and West 1,000 votes behind, NBC projects Patrick Murphy the winner. If I see any other news outlets call that, I’ll update.

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Damn. Just damn.

Robert_Paulson on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Best news all night.

Typhonsentra on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Oh, don’t let that be true…

AUINSC on November 7, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Good lord.

LukeinNE on November 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

racists

tommer74 on November 7, 2012 at 1:18 AM

what?? i didn’t even know he was in trouble.

hey what’s the latest on mia love? did she win?

Best news all night.

Typhonsentra on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

ignorance is bliss… i guess stupid people do tend to be happier

Sachiko on November 7, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Wtf happened?! Spanked. Fuuuuu

stackedeck on November 7, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Sorry to hear about Allen West. He is a superstar hero and will land on his feet.

joecollins on November 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

USA is gone. It’s over.

envycat on November 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

I personally couldn’t stand him. I don’t care either way…

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on November 7, 2012 at 1:23 AM

hey what’s the latest on mia love? did she win?

Sachiko on November 7, 2012 at 1:19 AM

She was behind earlier, but now is leading 49%-48% with 67% of the vote in. Going to be very close.

AngusMc on November 7, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Election day 2012 was not optimal.

Mr. Wednesday Night on November 7, 2012 at 1:27 AM

What a horrible night for us. Feels worse than 2008. In 08 the financial crisis drove everything. The pendulum would swing back. This feels like the country is slipping away.

Ted Torgerson on November 7, 2012 at 1:28 AM

It’s Florida – unfortunate but not surprising at all.

CorporatePiggy on November 7, 2012 at 1:32 AM

What a horrible night for us. Feels worse than 2008. In 08 the financial crisis drove everything. The pendulum would swing back. This feels like the country is slipping away.

Ted Torgerson on November 7, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Yep, that’s the big difference. Everybody went into this one with open eyes about what they were getting with 4 more years of Obama…the majority chose steep decline for America (and ultimately, themselves).

AUINSC on November 7, 2012 at 1:34 AM

She was behind earlier, but now is leading 49%-48% with 67% of the vote in. Going to be very close.

AngusMc on November 7, 2012 at 1:24 AM

oh okay *shakes* *bites nails*

Sachiko on November 7, 2012 at 1:37 AM

I personally couldn’t stand him. I don’t care either way…

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on November 7, 2012 at 1:23 AM

You Dems just hate it when one of them escapes your plantation don’t ya?

ClassicCon on November 7, 2012 at 1:37 AM

Ted Torgerson on November 7, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Agreed. America, as we know it, has changed. President Obama has been a controversial (at best) and mediocre present; and for ObamaCare, consistently high unemployment, high gas prices, Dodd-Frank, and a murky foreign policy, he was rewarded with a second term.

In any case, I think Romney lost in large part because of the hard line he took on immigration during the primaries, in particular self-deportation, which he later doubled-down on. When he clinched the nomination, I wondered if he needed to spend the summer doing major work with the Latino community to be competitive this fall. Tonight’s election was my answer.

The Bringer on November 7, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Oh my God.

nicktjacob on November 7, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Allen West is out. Alan Grayson is back in.

TheDriver on November 7, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Allen West is out. Alan Grayson is back in.

TheDriver on November 7, 2012 at 1:54 AM

really??? =(

this isn’t actually true is it

Sachiko on November 7, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Man, Michele Bachmann is barely hanging on… We could be losing an excellent fundraiser for our party, too.

This country is so far gone…

Gingotts on November 7, 2012 at 2:02 AM

We were destroyed. Back to the drawing board.

cjv209 on November 7, 2012 at 2:06 AM

100% Reporting….Mia Love lost. (at least, barring any recount)

AngusMc on November 7, 2012 at 2:06 AM

The self-mutilation episodes I endured in the weeks after Palin announced she wasn’t running had completely stopped. The coming weeks will be quite a test for me and my therapist.

Mr. Wednesday Night on November 7, 2012 at 2:10 AM

What happened with all the polling?? Mia Love out! I knew West was in a tight race, but last I saw, Love was ahead! This night makes no sense.

shades of red on November 7, 2012 at 2:12 AM

This is gonna be the mother of all lame duck terms.

I’ve talked to people that did not want a Republican to win simply because they believed that the next four years for any Prez would be facing terrible intrinsic and structural decline that can’t be avoided. By not winning, Obama they hoped would be so weak at the end of two terms that the GOP would have a better chance to come in and get a real mandate election and reform.

I told them that they needed to think of the possibility that O could replace one of the other five justices on the Supreme Court.

If that happens, it could be pretty much the end of the USA as we know it. The dollar will continue the slide, our standard of living will continue to slide, children born out-of-wedlock will continue at even higher rates at the same time that birthrates overall decline, unemployment becomes structural, food stamp recipients continue skyrocketing, our cities will decline like Detroit, etc.

We won’t be able to avoid it.

First move in the morning:

Purchase more positions in gold and silver mining companies to continue to benefit from the gradual decline in the dollar and rise in commodity prices.

KirknBurker on November 7, 2012 at 2:13 AM

100% Reporting….Mia Love lost. (at least, barring any recount)

AngusMc on November 7, 2012 at 2:06 AM

i don’t even know what do do anymore. mia love and allen west both lost, this is a bad dream right? this isn’t real right? i’m going to wake up any second right?

The self-mutilation episodes I endured in the weeks after Palin announced she wasn’t running had completely stopped. The coming weeks will be quite a test for me and my therapist.

Mr. Wednesday Night on November 7, 2012 at 2:10 AM

i’ll be right there with you at the therapist’s office

Sachiko on November 7, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Purchase more positions in gold and silver mining companies to continue to benefit from the gradual decline in the dollar and rise in commodity prices.

KirknBurker on November 7, 2012 at 2:13 AM

You said it, think Obama was bad before – just wait until he goes full mugabe. Fortunatley our Chinese masters like stability and might be merciful enough to stage an intervention befroe then.

abobo on November 7, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Mia Love lost too, Bachmann appears to be in serious danger.

vegconservative on November 7, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Too bad West and Love lost (though I think West will make another run in 2014, it should be easier in the off-year).
But overall, the House looks good. After a quick glance, the R losses will be in the 5-9 seat range, so even the worst case scenario is about R 235, D 200, more than enough for obstructing Obama.

The Senate is dismal of course – blowing the race in ND (ouch!), nominating a drunk in MT and losing by a mile there, and of course the morons in MO and IN. As a result, it’s R 45, D 55 – way worse than anybody predicted (and I am not sure the NV seat is safe at this moment). Still, 45 should be enough for filibustering, and what else do we want from a Senate GOP.

Unfortunately, with 5-6 blown seats in the last two cycles, the chances for 2014 majority are between slim and none.

buridan on November 7, 2012 at 2:21 AM

All of these people can walk to a victory in 2 years if they desire – 2014 is going to be a traditional 2nd-midterm-wipeout one would think – and I’m not a terribly large fan of West or Bachmann, but it isn’t good visuals to have these people associated with at least lip service to fiscal sanity losing.

HitNRun on November 7, 2012 at 2:24 AM

What happened with all the polling?? Mia Love out! I knew West was in a tight race, but last I saw, Love was ahead! This night makes no sense.

shades of red on November 7, 2012 at 2:12 AM

yeah i thought there was a recent poll that showed mia up by double digits. i guess that poll was just poorly done?

Sachiko on November 7, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Mia Love also lost in UT-4….. It only gets worse……

Raquel Pinkbullet on November 7, 2012 at 2:26 AM

This is such a massive defeat, no one expected a Democrat wave. WTF happened. I’ll guess that people are just tired of Republicans. The GOP is done, long live the GOP. What’s next? Constitutionalist Party? Libertarian Party? The defeat of Akin and Murdoch in what should have been easy Republican pickups tells me it’s the end of the line for nominating social conservatives. Legalized pot and gay marriage won while Akin and Murdoch lost, lesson learned.

rndmusrnm on November 7, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Too bad West and Love lost (though I think West will make another run in 2014, it should be easier in the off-year).
But overall, the House looks good. After a quick glance, the R losses will be in the 5-9 seat range, so even the worst case scenario is about R 235, D 200, more than enough for obstructing Obama.

The Senate is dismal of course – blowing the race in ND (ouch!), nominating a drunk in MT and losing by a mile there, and of course the morons in MO and IN. As a result, it’s R 45, D 55 – way worse than anybody predicted (and I am not sure the NV seat is safe at this moment). Still, 45 should be enough for filibustering, and what else do we want from a Senate GOP.

Unfortunately, with 5-6 blown seats in the last two cycles, the chances for 2014 majority are between slim and none.

buridan on November 7, 2012 at 2:21 AM

can i just point out that mourdock is not a “moron” for standing up and defending the innocent people who have been conceived because of rape? very few people will stand up for those unborn babies. they are usually punished for what their father did. mourdock did the right thing for defending them instead of being like most people who think they should be killed.

Sachiko on November 7, 2012 at 2:28 AM

This is such a massive defeat, no one expected a Democrat wave. WTF happened. I’ll guess that people are just tired of Republicans. The GOP is done, long live the GOP. What’s next? Constitutionalist Party? Libertarian Party? The defeat of Akin and Murdoch in what should have been easy Republican pickups tells me it’s the end of the line for nominating social conservatives. Legalized pot and gay marriage won while Akin and Murdoch lost, lesson learned.

rndmusrnm on November 7, 2012 at 2:27 AM

oh come on, it’s not the end of the line for socons. akin said something stupid, does that mean all socons are stupid? that’s painting us with a broad brush. and mourdock lost because the msm distorted what he said. he never said that rape is a gift from God. that’s the liberal distortion of what he said.

Sachiko on November 7, 2012 at 2:30 AM

we social conservatives always get the blame.

it’s always us.

especially about abortion… all we do is fight to save innocent lives and that deserves blame? we do the right thing, and we get scolded and blamed? i thought people had the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness in this country. maybe i just imagined that, silly me.

Sachiko on November 7, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Allen West Betrayed by the GOP

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 2:41 AM

What the hell is going on? Why in the world would such respected folks as Michael Barone go out on such a limb only to be shot down so badly? Too many respected folks on our side have staked their reputations on a myth?

I suspect nefarious goings on.

kakypat on November 7, 2012 at 2:55 AM

This is such a massive defeat, no one expected a Democrat wave. WTF happened. I’ll guess that people are just tired of Republicans. The GOP is done, long live the GOP. What’s next? Constitutionalist Party? Libertarian Party? The defeat of Akin and Murdoch in what should have been easy Republican pickups tells me it’s the end of the line for nominating social conservatives. Legalized pot and gay marriage won while Akin and Murdoch lost, lesson learned.

rndmusrnm on November 7, 2012 at 2:27 AM

NO! Something is totally wrong here. When you have very respected people…and many of them…predicting a win, something is wrong.

Voter intensity…it was with us, and on our side. It was fiscal, and not social, but it was there. It has nothing to do with the libertarians.

Something is really “off” with this election.

kakypat on November 7, 2012 at 2:59 AM

NO! Something is totally wrong here. When you have very respected people…and many of them…predicting a win, something is wrong.

Voter intensity…it was with us, and on our side. It was fiscal, and not social, but it was there. It has nothing to do with the libertarians.

Something is really “off” with this election.

kakypat on November 7, 2012 at 2:59 AM

What’s off is you marginal freaks thinking that the people around you agree with your rants and paranoia.

tommyhawk on November 7, 2012 at 3:02 AM

I truly, truly hope this is further evidence that the crazy element of the Republican party is being purged. I hope he takes Bachmann with him. Akin, Murdock, Huckabee, Santorum, Perry, Cain, O’Donnell, Angle, Palin… we desperately need a viable alternative to the Democrats, but the Republican has anointed too many extremists and mentally imbalanced people to positions of leadership. Republicans, find some serious people! And Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck et al. will not lead you to them.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/07/05/156319272/federal-judge-richard-posner-the-gop-has-made-me-less-conservative

Alpha_Male on November 7, 2012 at 3:06 AM

I’m sorry, but there must be widespread fraud the likes of which we have never seen. Voter totals just do not make sense. Everyone knew for a fact that we had voter intensity on our side, but turnout doesn’t exist.

Obama underperforms his results by 10 million voters, but Romney underperforms McCain by 5 million? Mia Love loses in a conservative state after gaining rock star status? Allen West goes down in a race that wasn’t even seriously contested? We lose every single close race for the Senate even though the national vote split 50-50? Something happened tonight and it will be a long time before we find out what it was.

njrob on November 7, 2012 at 3:40 AM

I’m sorry, but there must be widespread fraud the likes of which we have never seen. Voter totals just do not make sense. Everyone knew for a fact that we had voter intensity on our side, but turnout doesn’t exist.

Obama underperforms his results by 10 million voters, but Romney underperforms McCain by 5 million? Mia Love loses in a conservative state after gaining rock star status? Allen West goes down in a race that wasn’t even seriously contested? We lose every single close race for the Senate even though the national vote split 50-50? Something happened tonight and it will be a long time before we find out what it was.

njrob on November 7, 2012 at 3:40 AM

You’re right. Something doesn’t line up. Do you recall all those stories about voting machines that would select Obama after Romney was selected? Perhaps there was more of that going on than we cold imagine – and it would happen in a way that people couldn’t detect. It just seems so strange that so many people would vote for Obama, and then a Republican for the house.

TarheelBen on November 7, 2012 at 3:51 AM

njrob on November 7, 2012 at 3:40 AM

And also, all those early voting numbers and absentee ballot numbers that were greatly outperforming McCain’s 2008 numbers.

Another issue: absentee ballots for the military. It was reported that our government failed to send them out to active duty military, and the numbers were greatly reduced for states like Virginia, Florida, and I think Ohio.

TarheelBen on November 7, 2012 at 3:55 AM

njrob on November 7, 2012 at 3:40 AM

Voter intensity doesn’t mean numbers, just how motivated those who are likely voters to actually vote.

A lot of people wouldn’t vote for Romney so they would be likely voters.

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 4:00 AM

I still blame Congress and the media, a do nothing Congress and a political religious media. My garden will be bigger next year, I’ll need it.

mixplix on November 7, 2012 at 4:16 AM

Voter intensity doesn’t mean numbers, just how motivated those who are likely voters to actually vote.

A lot of people wouldn’t vote for Romney so they would be likely voters.

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 4:00 AM

When you do a likely voter poll it means just that. How could 10% of McCain voters not vote this time. They cannot all be dead. That just doesn’t make sense. We are going to fall off a fiscal cliff in the next 4 years.

njrob on November 7, 2012 at 4:32 AM

When you do a likely voter poll it means just that. How could 10% of McCain voters not vote this time. They cannot all be dead.

No, not dead… just conservative. Fiscal conservatives might have a reason to vote for McCain but Romney is disturbingly like Obama with a terrible jobs record in his home state and with Romneycare that is bankrupting the state.

Social conservatives might vote for McCain but Mr Gay Marriage/Homosexual scout-leaders/pro-abortion Mitt?

We are going to fall off a fiscal cliff in the next 4 years.

njrob on November 7, 2012 at 4:32 AM

And what would the Tarp supporting, ethanol subsidies Mr Romneycare do about that? How would he have avoided that fiscal cliff?

Boehner and the GOP have done nothing in the past and neither has Romney to confront the Democrats, or even curb their own Republican spending. Why believe they will suddenly change when elected?

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 4:41 AM

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