Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Election Is Over


97 comments:

Michael Haz said...

Fat Frank hath tweeted.

Sixty Grit said...

Frankly, Fat Frank is fatuous.

edutcher said...

They're giving WV to Trump, NH to the Beast (they must close early).

bagoh20 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
bagoh20 said...

I still have hope and I still have a few hours to vote, which I will, even though my vote doesn't really count here in Los Angeles.

Even if the beast wins, there is still a lot of fighting to do. The Republicans have been winning overwhelmingly at every level except the Presidential, which everybody pays too much attention to anyway.

Most of the action is in the rest of government. It doesn't make the news, but it makes the difference in our lives. With the right people and enough of them in place, the President can be managed and opposed. The founders set it up that way. Opposition is what American government is about: checks, balances, hard fighting, holding the line, and yes, compromise when needed. Some good things got done under Bill Clinton for example, even though he fought them. Presidents mostly just recommend, or approve what is built and decided elsewhere.

If Bill's poor wife wins, she will be the most vulnerable Democrat we could have hoped for. She will be under constant suspicion, and even Democrats will not be so enthusiastic about backing her as they were with Obama. It's gonna be fun opposing her, because I never have to worry about giving her the benefit of the doubt. I already know she doesn't deserve it, and so do a lot of people Left and Right. The fight is still on. So before I walk out the door to vote for Trump and against a book full of dishonest and confiscatory ballot initiatives, I say, in my best patronizing blackface: "I ain't no ways tyyarrrd"! So, don't tread on me, bitch!

AprilApple said...

Congratulations to Marco Rubio for winning his senate seat in Florida.

john said...

Yes April, a seasoned candidate for 2020! It's good to keep looking ahead.

AprilApple said...

john - Thru wikileaks - we learned (what I saw) the DNC, the press, and the Hillary campaign feared facing Rubio the most. Young and articulate. Perhaps we should give it a try?
(Anyone else remember when the media desperately tried to take Rubio out because he purchased a boat once...? Yeah - Hillary is a crook and a liar, but that Rubio, he bought a boat, on a credit card, or something...!)

The media and the democrats (but I repeat myself) will do all they can to destroy Rubio now... watch.

Michael Haz said...

Link to the NYT election tracker. It's superb, and you can choose any state.

http://www.nytimes.com/elections/forecast/president/florida

Sixty Grit said...

I don't have OTA tv so I decided to watch some Netflix while waiting for online election results. First up, Trooper York, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda and Fluke, the Wonder Fish, in Once Upon a Time in the West.

The best part of that one is when Troop is waiting for the train to arrive - he catches a fly with his revolver, and no, that is not a euphemism.

But that one soon turns dark, so I decided to watch Barton Fink - at least that movie seems normal after this election season.

john said...

Thanks for the link, MH. At 9:30PM EST it has Ohio strongly leaning Trump.

john said...

Wow. It has Florida 95% likely to go Trump. PA is barely leaning Clinton at this time although NYT predicts her to win there.

bagoh20 said...

TRUMP NEEDS PA! They don't call it the keystone state for nothing.

ricpic said...

For what it's worth, there's a county in Indiana, Vigo County, that has voted for every presidential winner since 1956, the only county in the whole country that has always voted for the winner. Trump is leading handily there with about 45% of the vote counted.

bagoh20 said...

Ohio is looking smart. Colorado, on the other hand, needs to stop bogarting.

ricpic said...

99% of Florida vote counted, Donald up by point and a half, why won't they call it?!

ricpic said...

Holy Mackerel, NY Times gives Trump 79% chance of winning!

bagoh20 said...

Ohio! You beautiful bastards! I'm sorry about the series.

ndspinelli said...

Looks like Meth will be hanging around here.

AllenS said...

WI looks like it's going for Trump. YUGE!

AllenS said...

Exciting, isn't it?

bagoh20 said...

Yes it is. Very exciting. Is someone watching Ed's heart rate?

Sixty Grit said...

Good thing she cancelled her fireworks show, right? She can spend the money she saved on booze and vicodin.

bagoh20 said...

I'm getting fucking stoked. Not for Trump, but for Trumpers. I see Americans walking out of the woods, the farms, the factories and pouring into vote. It's just awesome.

And Meth, fucking Methadras! You ain't going nowhere, dude!

AllenS said...

She can strap those fireworks to her ass, and fly herself to the moon.

Michael Haz said...

BOOM! NC goes to Trump. Why isn't Florida being called? What's up with that?

Wisconsin and Michigan are in play. Blue states that look like they'll turn red.

john said...

PA is leaning Trump and NYT says he is on track to win it. Hopefully no one has discounted the ability of the Philadelphia metro area to "find" extra votes at just the right time.

OTOH, maybe Clinton never generated enough enthusiasm among her faithful to make the extra effort to get out the extra vote. Hope so.

bagoh20 said...

Ron Johnson! Wohoo Wisconsin!

Sixty Grit said...

As of right this minute the unofficial results in NC are Trump wins by roughly 230,000 votes - yes! In your face, commies!

Michael Haz said...

Florida called for Trump. Keep your eyes on Wi and MI.

Amartel said...

Florida!

Amartel said...

Suck it, Luntz.

Amartel said...

Utah for Trump.
Sad Moby.

Darcy said...

Thinking of Methadras! Hope.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Luntz might have jumped the gun, but I don't want to jinx it.

I hope Wisconsin keeps Meth with us! But if it is Michigan, fair enough.

Chip Ahoy said...

Why isn't Florida being called? What's up with that?

Two time zones. Red neck knuckle dragging mouth breathing neck beard troglodytes in panhandle vote differently. Also Gore.

Gore the sore.

But tonight it's way past time now. Jeeze, it's what 11:00 pm.

Remember Fahrenheit 911? Huh? Do you? Never saw it, but I read all about it. It shows CBS and CNN calling Florida for Al Gore. Then the narrator says, "Then something called the Fox News comes along and called the election in favor of the other guy…. (that would be Bush) and all of a sudden the other networks said, 'Hey, if Fox said it, it must be true.'"

What a dumb fuck, what an ul-ta-ruh maroon, who happens to be morbid and oh!-so-bese! He can't get anything right. It's the pan handle, you f'k'n id-jet! Who happens to be very fat indeed, and quite ugly besides. I'd say, "let the pox take him" but it already has! I'd say, "go eat shit and die," but he already did." I'd say, "go to hell and get fucked in the butt by the barbed cock of Satan," but he already enjoys that. So there's little left for me to condemn. Except ...

I HATE HIS SHOES!!!111!!111!11!!!1111

And his whole fashion sense is deplorable.

There. Whew. *wipes brow*

ricpic said...

This is too good to be true. But can't see how they can steal it now. I see even Pennsy is trending Trump.

Leland said...

Watching ABC news is delicious. They refuse to call Florida, despite AP/Fox, the voters already calling it. I'm enjoying this.

Leland said...

Oh wait, ABC just called Florida at ? 10:30?

Amartel said...

Iowa.
Closing in.

bagoh20 said...

Fox Calls Wisconsin for Trump!

Freaking amazing.

deborah said...

holy fuck, wisconsin and iowa.

Michael Haz said...

WOW! Sconnie did it! Now come on Michigan.

chickelit said...

Who is Frank Luntz?

Seriously, never heard of him.

I was pleasantly surprised that Trump took WI.

Amartel said...

Finally called Georgia.
I'm switching over to Clinton News Network. I want to see the weeping and rending of hair.

AllenS said...

HEY--

Right now!

Chance of Winning Minnesota

Clinton 50%
Trump 50%

Sixty Grit said...

And Georgia - the solid south is still solid.

Amartel said...

Luntz is this dummpy guy who runs focus groups on Fox. He gives independent voters dials and makes them watch the candidates and dial their feelings positive or negative based on what candidates are saying. He thinks he's a prophet of the everyman but he's not.

chickelit said...

Luntz is this dummpy guy who runs focus groups on Fox. He gives independent voters dials and makes them watch the candidates and dial their feelings positive or negative based on what candidates are saying. He thinks he's a prophet of the everyman but he's not.

So he's this year's media fool like Karl Rove was in 2012. I wouldn't want to be him even if I could be him.

AllenS said...

Clinton back on top in MN.

ndspinelli said...

Rove and all these nevertrump assholes are suicidal. I am flipping and enjoying watching all the depression.

deborah said...

effing brooks and la noonan...

chickelit said...

@Nick: If your shadenboner persists longer than 4 hours, see a physician.

deborah said...

lol

bagoh20 said...

I'm watching Fox now, and it's the funniest thing - no Frank Luntz. What's up with that?

Michael Haz said...

Idiot Luntz declared Hillary the winner in a tweet in early afternoon. Moron.

Amartel said...

Clinton's winning margin in VA and recently-restored felon vote virtually the same.

Amartel said...

Luntz is trying to redeem himself by blaming the exit polls.
Exit polls are well known to be completely unreliable. Nobody relies on exit polls.

Michael Haz said...

Luntz is this dumpy guy who runs focus groups on Fox.

The leaked emails revealed that Luntz was privately doing work for the HRC campaign, and had been hired by the HRC State Department to do polling in Israel as part of the BHO administration's efforts in support of the guy who ran against Netanyahu.

AJ Lynch said...

What AllenS said at 10;47PM!!

chickelit said...

There is going to be a lot of venting of hatred tonight, maybe a lot in CA.

This morning I think I mentioned that I voted in a garage a few blocks away. Their next door neighbor had hand made a sign "Fuck Donald Trump" which was prominently displayed. This morning I drove by my polling place again to see if there were still lines. There were. But the idiot lady next door had moved her sign to the very edge of her property so that it would be visible inside the voting garage. I had to wonder whether she worked for Trump.

chickelit said...

Amartel said...Clinton's winning margin in VA and recently-restored felon vote virtually the same.

That's only significant if you assume that all the felons voted (D). That's discriminatory. :)

AllenS said...

I knew it was all over for the Dems in WI this morning when I went to vote. I've driven the same road to the town hall, and this is the first time that a certain farm didn't have ANY yard signs. This person is such a big Lib Dem, that when Jesse Jackson ran for POTUS that he had him there at the farm. Always had Dem POTUS yard signs, but NONE this year.

Trump's popularity came through, and there was no enthusiasm for Hillary. None, none at all, judging by the yard signs.

chickelit said...

Trump's popularity came through, and there was no enthusiasm for Hillary. None, none at all, judging by the yard signs.

Who in their right mind was enthusiastic for Hillary? Maybe the "Pantsuit Brigade" but they're not in their right mind.

bagoh20 said...

I'm going to bed very content. Congrats to Ed, Trooper, and all the rest who kept the faith. You were right, and I had too little trust in the people. They let me down too many times, but I'm as happy as I have ever been about an election. It's just great to see regular people tell the elites to go pound sand for a change.

Side note: Stock market set to go down tomorrow. Just the buying opportunity I've been waiting for. The market needs to drop, but this is not a good reason. Fear is good.

chickelit said...

You can't go to bed yet, bags...Hillary is still churning out matching votes in in tight races. You could wake up with her winning!

chickelit said...

Plus, I don't think that a Trump win would be announced until riot police have secured trouble spots.

AprilApple said...

I went to bed thinking that I didn't need to buy any tomatoes.

It looks like I need to buy some tomatoes.

Holy Spirit!

Amartel said...

Amartel said...Clinton's winning margin in VA and recently-restored felon vote virtually the same.

"That's only significant if you assume that all the felons voted (D). That's discriminatory. :)"

Zombie/double/dead/illegal vote is presumed to go Dem. Add in the felons and voila.
I don't get why felons vote for Dems, their jailers. I see them as more of natural conservative voting bloc if the case is properly presented. Live free or die, bitches!

AprilApple said...

McAwful was installed to hand VA to his dark lord, the criminal.

Rhythm and Balls said...

Happy days for Trooper York.

Rhythm and Balls said...

So inevitably - and just because MSM lefties are too pathetic to watch in their own non-existent "post-mortems" - what's going to be the post-game analysis over here? Trooper kept telling to chill all the niggas out about Trump, and it looks like he was totally right. The question is whether any other Republican would have had the same outcome. If not, Trooper deserves a medal for foresight.

Rhythm and Balls said...

I mean, I thought it was entirely possible that no Republican would have done as well as Trump. I just didn't realize that he would not only win but blow her ass out so completely.

Too bad there's no human resources grievance committee for democratic elections.

AprilApple said...

You know who else was right? Michael Moore.

Rabel said...

"Merica! Fuck yeah!

john said...

Does anyone know what the turnout has been, as percent of reg. voters? I would guess pretty high just based on the runup. But I haven't seen any data.

Rabel said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
AprilApple said...

Ohio - Trump +8.3.

I'm stunned. I went to bed and Ohio was all but lost.

chickelit said...

@john: Turnout is up everywhere.

chickelit said...

I'm stunned. I went to bed and Ohio was all but lost.

Thank goodness you're back. I need a break. Back in a few hours.

AprilApple said...

Drop of good news in CO - 69 (government run health care) went down in flames.

AprilApple said...

Get some shut eye, Chickel.

MamaM said...

Still up watching in Michigan, with Trump arriving at Campaign HQ.

john said...

Wisconsin is 99% and on the verge of putting Trump over the 270. That would make AZ and MI gravy. MN is still so close, they could be the giblets.

AprilApple said...

OK Trump - send Hillary to jail and kill Obamacare.

(is it too soon?)

Amartel said...

DONE DEAL!!!!!

john said...

And don't forget about lowly Alaska and Hawaii doing their part, and cancelling each other out. Poor guys never get to really play the game.

john said...

I called it.

Michael Haz said...

BOOM!

AprilApple said...

Shout out to Vice President Pence.

rcommal said...

Once again, I am entirely unsurprised.b

Sixty Grit said...

I keep waiting for Trump to hand it to Hillary, you know, as predicted by April Apple about ONE MILLION FREAKIN' TIMES.

You win some and you lose some, right?

MamaM said...

A big red basket of deplorables delivered to the doorstep just in time for hope and change to be realized anew.

AprilApple said...

OK - I was wrong. I'm happy I was wrong.
I still don't like Trump. But I hate Hillary and she needed to lose. So - fire away those rotten tomatoes.

AprilApple said...

The end of the Clinton Crime Wave. 24 years - please let it be over now.

Sixty Grit said...

You can always get a job working for a polling company - they were as wrong as you were.

edutcher said...

PA, MI, WI(!!!!) - Who else could have done it?