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  • Coming up on Sunday Kos:

    "Golden results in the Golden State: Democrats dominate California" by Dante Atkins

    "The colossal failure of National Organization for Marriage" by Scott Wooledge

    "Grand or otherwise, there's no bargaining with these Republicans" by Laurence Lewis

    "Mythbusting the 2012 Elections: Why So Much Obama-Romney CW Is Absurdly Wrong" by Steve Singiser

    "Conservative Exceptionalism" by Mark Sumner

    "Book review: Bill Fletcher, Jr.'s 'They're Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions'" by Laura Clawson

    "Puerto Rico: Status and Statehood" by Armando

    "From Sandy to the debates, what the media still gets wrong about the election" by Greg Dworkin

  • George Bush files to run for office in Texas: George P. Bush, that is, the nephew of George W. and son of John Ellis "Jeb" Bush. The 36-year-old George P. didn't specify what office he will be seeking in the filing of a campaign treasurer appointment that is required under Texas law for anyone planning to be a candidate.
  • Jewelry store owner explains his mourning of Obama's reelection: R.T. Lyons, the Bedford, Virginia, jewelry store owner who closed his doors Wednesday to "mourn" the results of Tuesday's election was back behind the counter on Thursday, a little surprised at all the attention his closing had received. His reasoning:
    Lyons said he was experiencing feelings of grief. He believes Barack Obama's second term will bring an end to capitalism in the United States and ultimately hurt his business.

    "He has every right to get his agenda done now," Lyons said. "He's been put in by the people and that's what he should do."

    Lyons said he believes the President is trying to undermine the principals of free enterprise that were established by America's founding fathers. He worries that Obama will raise taxes on the wealthy people who patronize his jewelry store.

  • Candidate says he understands, but ya gotta wonder: In Walton, Kentucky, city council candidate Robert McDonald may be headed for couples counseling:
    Each candidate captured 669 votes, but one ballot McDonald is sure would have gone his way was never cast. His wife, Katie, who works nights as a patient care assistant at Christ Hospital and is finishing nurse's training at Gateway Community and Technical College, didn't make it to the polls yesterday.

    "If she had just been able to get in to vote, we wouldn't be going through any of this," McDonald said. "You never think it will come down to one vote, but I'm here to tell you that it does."

  • That's gotta smart: George W. Bush got more of the Mormon vote than Mitt Romney did. Bush in 2004: 80 percent; Romney in 2012: 78 percent.
  • Check out CSpan's Twitter list of new senators and representatives
  • 4,000 Georgians write in Charles Darwin against unopposed creationist candidate: You might remember tea partier Rep. Paul Broun, the know-nothing wackjob that represents Georgia's 10th congressional district, which includes Athens, home of the University of Georgia, where science is actually taught. The candidate, who had no Democratic foe on the ballot, was videotaped in September saying evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell." The 4,000 write-ins were not enough to put Darwin ahead, however. Broun got more than 209,000 votes.
  • Twisted shrieker Michele Malkin calls Obama "jihadi-coddling."
  • Ashley Judd leaves open possible candidacy against McConnell:
    Actress Ashley Judd, said to be mulling a Democratic campaign against Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican who is minority leader of the U.S. Senate, refused to rule out a run against him in 2014 in a one-sentence statement to The Courier-Journal
    “I cherish Kentucky, heart and soul, and while I’m very honored by the consideration, we have just finished an election, so let’s focus on coming together to keep moving America’s families, and especially our kids, forward,” Judd said in a statement released by her publicist.
  • Republicans "testing" for voter fraud wind up in custody for voter fraud:
    In Nevada, 56-year-old Roxanne Rubin, a Republican, was arrested on Nov. 2 for allegedly trying to vote twice, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The newspaper quoted a report by an investigator with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office that said Rubin “was unhappy with the process; specifically in that her identification was not checked.”

    Rubin allegedly voted at one polling location in Henderson, Nev. on Oct. 29 and then went to another voting location in Las Vegas to try to vote again. Poll workers told her records indicated she had already voted, but Rubin allegedly told them she hadn’t. A poll worker reportedly overheard Rubin tell another man that she had “signed my name differently, and they did not ask for ID.” She was arrested at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and charged with a category “D” felony.

    On Tuesday in New Mexico, a Republican poll watcher was taken into police custody after also apparently trying to test the system.

  • Bill McKibben files first on-the-road report from the Do the Math Tour: McKibben, founder of the 350.org climate change advocacy organization, is on a 20-city nationwide bus trip to spread the word and spur citizen actions designed to get government actions on meeting the challenges of climate change. He spoke to large crowds in Seattle Wednesday and Portland Thursday. He will be in Berkeley tonight, San Francisco and Palo Alto on Saturday, and Los Angeles on Sunday before flying to the other Portland and heading down the eastern seaboard, then turning inland and finishing up in Salt Lake City Dec. 3.
  • Openly Gay Democrat selected as speaker of Colorado House: Mark Ferrandino of Denver was chosen as the speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives by fellow state legislators on Thursday. He is the first openly LGBT person to hold the speaker's gavel.
    Ferrandino's election comes six months after the former Speaker, Republican Frank McNulty, staged a dramatic shutdown of the state House in order to kill a bipartisan civil unions bill sponsored by Ferrandino and out state Sen. Pat Steadman. With Ferrandino as Speaker, Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, and a governor who has been an outspoken advocate for civil unions, the twice-failed legislation is nearly certain to pass in the upcoming legislative session.
  • New machine translator speaks Chinese in your voice:
    Microsoft Research has demonstrated not only how to convert spoken English into Mandarin with just a few seconds' delay—but also how to output that Mandarin speech in the vocal style of the original speaker. The technology was demonstrated by Microsoft's research chief Rick Rasid in Tjianjin, China, on 25 October—but the news has taken a while to trickle out.
  • Republicans continued with The Crazy, so the Kagro in the Morning show had to keep covering it. Greg Dworkin joined us with exit polling analysis, and pointed us to Mary Matalin's over-the-top whinefest on CNN. Armando also chimed in to discuss post-election reactions, and a little bit about the future of Daily Kos Radio. We wrapped up with more unhinged "conservative" reaction, how gerrymandering left the Republicans with a rump majority in the House, and how filibuster reform in the Senate can help us deal with it.

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  •  thinking about financial issues for the nation. . (2+ / 0-)
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    Pam from Calif, drmah

    is the title of this just posted diary, written after listening to Boehner, Obama and various talking heads today.

    I invite you to read and to respond

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:03:02 PM PST

  •  MSNBC says Petraeus has resigned (3+ / 0-)
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    because of an extramarital affair!

    His wife, Holly, works in the admin too, on the consumer protection bureau.

  •  What's the story on the extra-marital affair (2+ / 0-)
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    jj32, drmah

    with Patraeus? He resigned.

  •  What a brilliant idea! (5+ / 0-)

    Obviously the best way to save your business/capitalism from Obama is to close shop for a day in order to mourn his reelection.

    •  damn, i cannot WAIT until that jewelry store (2+ / 0-)
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      Trix, citizenx

      is off the face of this earth and stops blighting the planet!!!!!!!!!!

      CAPITAL LETTERS!!!!!!

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:39:21 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  It is the apocalyptic nature of tea party (4+ / 0-)

      propaganda.  If you spent some time monitoring tea party blogs before the election, one thing that stood out was the end of the world way they described a second Obama term.  To read some of these panicky posts you would think Obama, all by himself, had the power to completely reshape the economy, bring in foreign troops, arm the UN with thousands of black helicopters, and miscellaneous other great and terrible deeds.  I've wondered if the apocalyptic way in which Obama is described is connected to the Christian fundamentalist faith that seems prevalent in the TP movement.  If they don't somehow mentally transpose Obama with the anti-Christ so that his second term can then become the apocalypse.  Blind speculation on my part and I'm certainly out of my depth in speculating about this, but I've wondered.

      •  Considering that most things are exactly the same (2+ / 0-)
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        as they were four, eight, or sixteen years ago, their freakout over Obama's sudden radical transformation of society IS pretty bizarre.  

        I guess it took them a long time to notice the 60's happened.  And that hippies all got graduate degrees and started running substantial chunks of society.  

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:10:38 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

    •  What a stupid ass (2+ / 0-)
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      An extra 3% in taxes is not going to stop the Daddy Warbuckses from draping their wives and/or mistresses in sparkly things or buying themselves big fancy watches. Trust me, I know.

      I'd be willing to bet most of his business comes from more moderate income customers anyway, and they won't be affected by the tax increase.

      Hope they all stay away.

      A little blue dot in a vast sea of red.

      by deha on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:11:35 PM PST

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    •  Y'know, I can feel for the jewelry store guy. (3+ / 0-)
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      The day GWB won his second term, I had to attend a freaking "Seven Habits" seminar that my boss had insisted we all sign up for.  I was in deep, deep grief and I was supposed to be making happy-smarmy-management talk about maximizing my human and business potential.  When I was supposed to share some kind of happy-talk, I burst out with "I can't think about that right now.  I'm too upset about this election.  I feel that history will judge my country harshly for this day."  Everyone stared at me like I was some kind of two-headed freak.  

      And, better than most wingnuts he seems to have some level of acceptance that the election was legitimate and that  elections have consequences:

      "He has every right to get his agenda done now," Lyons said. "He's been put in by the people and that's what he should do."   .... He worries that Obama will raise taxes on the wealthy people who patronize his jewelry store.
      Of course, wealthy people were taxed to a level that would currently be considered to the hilt, during the pre-Reagan years, and I never heard that it kept them from buying jewelry.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:20:11 PM PST

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    •  This Knucklehead... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...needs to stop watching FOXY news and listening to right wing radio. His life would be more peaceful and prosperous.

      The Republican Party has been taken over by the corporatists and christian fundamentalists. The corporatists will force you into poverty, and the christian fundamentalists will force you to live under biblical law; daily gruel and scripture for all.

      by glb3 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:16:09 PM PST

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  •  Wow re the Mormon Vote (4+ / 0-)
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    I guess Bishop Romney doesn't command the flock as much as he'd like.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:14:27 PM PST

  •  Wingnuttia (4+ / 0-)

    is in a simultaneous state of depression, denial, hysteria, hostility and, true to custom, irretrievable lunacy.  End of capitalism -- Good grief.  Also, run Ashley, run!!!

  •  Who is on deck in Massachusetts? (3+ / 0-)
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    If Kerry takes a cabinet post, who do we have that can beat Brown?

  •  America needs an Industrial Policy. (3+ / 0-)
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    Enticing them to build a new factory won't work.  Penalizing them for not building one, will.
    We really do need some shade of policy.

    -- We are just regular people informed on issues

    by mike101 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:25:00 PM PST

  •  New definition of "temper tantrum": doing a Robert (0+ / 0-)

    Murray (the fine coal dictator who made his employees attend a Romney rally and then had it cost them a day's pay):

    From Taegan Goddard:
    ===============
    The CEO of Murray Energy, an Ohio-based coal company, said the reelection of President Obama "was no cause for celebration. It was a time for prayer - and layoffs," the Washington Post reports.

     Robert Murray read a prayer to a group of company staff members on the day after the election, lamenting the direction of the country and asking: "Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build."
    =
    =================

    Murray obviously directed his prayer in the wrong direction, although I imagine Futurama's Robot Santa Claus or Robot Satan would reject him.

    "A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere ". C. S. Lewis

    by TofG on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:29:29 PM PST

  •  Michele Malkin's diatribe is the new approach: (1+ / 0-)
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    They couldn't make enough of Benghazi during the election, so now it's being tested as a possible approach for impeachment.

  •  "no, really, officer, I put that watch (4+ / 0-)

    under my coat and walked out of the store just to test the theft prevention system of the store."
    (re: Republicans "testing" the voting system)

  •  Who cares about the 20 million plus (3+ / 0-)
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    who remain without coverage under ACA. Are we just going to forget about them?

    "Obamacare the law of the Land" --Finally, That's Great Boehner, 23 Million Still With No Coverage.

    Move Single Payer Forward? Join 18,000 Doctors of PNHP and 185,000 member National Nurses United

    by divineorder on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:34:42 PM PST

  •  Holy Smokes - Ashley Judd Vs (8+ / 0-)

    Mitch McConnell in 2014.

    I would donate a LOT of money to Ashley to retire that most unpatriotic of senators.

    It takes time to practice generosity, but being generous is the best use of our time. - Thich Nhat Hanh.

    by Frank In WA on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:35:37 PM PST

    •  The Turtle losing to Ashley Judd would put a crimp (4+ / 0-)
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      in his plans to prevent Obama from becoming a third term president. On the other hand, a GOP House would surely be happy to impeach President Hillary Clinton (you know, for that Arkansas land deal, killing Vince Foster , palnning to have Benghasi staff attacked for political advantage, believing in evolution, etc.).

      "A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere ". C. S. Lewis

      by TofG on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:41:45 PM PST

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  •  Found out that my brother in law has gone (0+ / 0-)

    hunting with Governor Braindead today.....  I'm sure it's not just the two of them, but still.....  I think he and my sister voted Romney as well.....

  •  wow would that be awesome (1+ / 0-)
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    the vilest most repugnant creature in the senate replaced by one of my heroes

    Ashley Judd leaves open possible candidacy against McConnell:
    Actress Ashley Judd, said to be mulling a Democratic campaign against Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican who is minority leader of the U.S. Senate, refused to rule out a run against him in 2014 in a one-sentence statement to The Courier-Journal
    “I cherish Kentucky, heart and soul, and while I’m very honored by the consideration, we have just finished an election, so let’s focus on coming together to keep moving America’s families, and especially our kids, forward,” Judd said in a statement released by her publicist.

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:37:33 PM PST

    •  What makes her one of your heroes? (1+ / 0-)
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      eXtina

      Asking seriously, I don't know that much about her, other than musician Winona Judd is her mom.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:13:15 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  some useful links (2+ / 0-)
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    Since the nutjobs won't shut-up.  A breakdown of the 47%

    and

    When Citizens for Tax Justice, a nonprofit advocacy group, analyzed the total tax burden on each income level in the country, they discovered that the percentage of total wages that each group gets is almost equal to the percentage of total tax revenue that they contribute
    and
    according toUS News
    Obama Supporters Subsidize Romney Supporters With Their Taxes

    These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people... -Abraham Lincoln

    by HugoDog on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:40:41 PM PST

  •  The winds of change are blowing wild and free..... (0+ / 0-)


    Song: 'Make you feel my love' by Adele
    http://www.youtube.com/...

    It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

    by Pam from Calif on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:44:03 PM PST

  •  Mitt Romney losing thousands of Friends (3+ / 0-)

    At least on Facebook...

    Mitt Romney is losing 593 friends per hour – at least on Facebook today from 10 to 11 a.m. You can loiter on his page and watch them plummet by the second.
    Poor Mittens, down to 50 now...

    Photobucket

    If you play Microsoft CD's backwards, you hear satanic things, but that's nothing, because if you play them forwards, they install Windows.

    by Unit Zero on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:44:49 PM PST

    •  all the paid for ones from India are (3+ / 0-)
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      Unit Zero, Gooserock, drmah

      sticking with him though, right?

      •  If he only paid for 50 (2+ / 0-)
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        citizenx, Gooserock

        then he must have really been short of cash. That or the credit card he used to pay for them was cancelled like the ones for his staffers.

        If you play Microsoft CD's backwards, you hear satanic things, but that's nothing, because if you play them forwards, they install Windows.

        by Unit Zero on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:50:16 PM PST

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    •  You're sig line could be spoken in Chinese though (1+ / 0-)
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      Unit Zero

      So there's that to consider.

      As a long time MS employee and someone who's worked with the speech teams over the years that was really cool to see.

      To me progress is not so much a goal as it is a process and I believe it will not follow a straight course. Remember, the drops of water that form the river may not take the shortest path but they will still reach the ocean.

      by ontheleftcoast on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:52:40 PM PST

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      •  Drat, I went snarky and screwed up 'your' (1+ / 0-)
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        Unit Zero

        That'll learn me!

        To me progress is not so much a goal as it is a process and I believe it will not follow a straight course. Remember, the drops of water that form the river may not take the shortest path but they will still reach the ocean.

        by ontheleftcoast on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:53:22 PM PST

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  •  MB, thanks for the Bill McKibben link. We plan (3+ / 0-)
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    to take the NM Railrunner down to Albuquerque next week to join in the fun from afar:

    Do the Math - Global Warming and What you Can Do

    Friday, November 16, 2012 5:00 PM
    Kiva Lecture Hall, UNM Main Campus

    Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein will be part of a live stream event (from NYC) Friday, November 16th at the Kiva Lecture Hall on the UNM Campus.  This event will start at 5:00 PM and is free and open to all students, faculty and community members. It is sponsored by 350.org and is part of their Do the Math tour, which addresses issues of global warming and the 'magical' number of 350 ppm for atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Please join the UNM Peace Studies Program, SOAP (Students Organizing Actions for Peace), the UNM Action Alliance, 350.org and several others in welcoming this event onto our campus

    Move Single Payer Forward? Join 18,000 Doctors of PNHP and 185,000 member National Nurses United

    by divineorder on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:49:05 PM PST

  •  So, I'm watching MSNBC and hack extraordinaire (0+ / 0-)

    Halperin is on and I notice a different tone. Is it possible that the DC media yahoos are starting to realize that they've been consuming too much bullshit from the other side. It's almost as though he's gotten some new found respect for the President.

    I guess it might have something to do with the shellacking voters gave his conventional wisdom the other day. Or maybe he just realizes the new sheriff ain't gonna be like the last sheriff as proved by todays statement.

    One thing is certain, he's had to rewrite about 100 pages of his second Game Change book.

  •  I didn't choose to be a liberal. (4+ / 0-)

    I was simply born smart and learned it is important to help those less fortunate than us.

    I am strongly agitating for people to understand the conservatives HATE us - HATE YOU - and all of the talk I hear about extending olive branches, and being conciliatory and comforting, and fair and polite and rosy and cheerful is just insanely self-deafeating.

    These 'people' are literally our enemies. They shoot liberals. They think "lberal Hunting stickers" are "humorous'.

    they'd rather lynch Obama than work with him and people want to extend olive branches... after we BEAT THEM in the election??

    Acter they were just horridly wrong and we were right????

    And after the lose they SILL want to act as if we're the enemy of America and socialist and commies?

    really - you want to go hold hands with these people and take ,ong walks in the moonlight?

    Thin again.

    I am certain you can imagine the sound of these howler monkeys if they had won and we were talkig about "President elect Rmoney".

    Would THEY be extending olive branches and reaching across the aisle to be nice?

    No.

    They wouldn't.

    What a preposterous idea.

    they would be doubling down and trying to ruin everything we have accomplished the last four years and this will be their goal in 2014.

    I'm 52 and barring winning a lottery I have to live and work in this country until I die.

    I do NOT want thse motherfuckers ruining MY future, fucking up MY chances at having a decent geriatric experience.

    Republicans are he Biggest Threat we face. Bigger than terrorism.

    Please try to act like it.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:54:58 PM PST

  •  this is how Republicans (3+ / 0-)
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    get even...

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says it will consider eliminating the government’s chief weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s.

    Acting three days after the election, the justices are agreeing Friday to hear a constitutional challenge to the part of the landmark Voting Rights Act that requires all or parts of 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before making any changes in the way they hold elections.

    These guys have absolutely no shame....none

    "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

    by justmy2 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:55:00 PM PST

  •  Go Ashley Judd. (1+ / 0-)
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    It never fails to amaze me that some of the reddest states have such dedicated and talented progressive people willing to live in a place where they are out numbered by wacko's.
    Its easy being progressive in a blue state. It takes a special kind of chutzpah in a red state.

    peace

    keith

    "Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here." Marianne Williamson

    by Canadian Green Card Alien on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:56:53 PM PST

  •  Oh noes! Colorado as we know it is now destroyed! (3+ / 0-)
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    A gay majority leader? No wonder my hetero relationship is breaking up. What's next, legalized marijuana?
    It has been an amazing experience to see Colorado go 100% blue for both the state house and senate, the governor's office, both senators, and vote for Obama. Now we need to get rid of the Republican SOS. People are sick of the Focus on the Family Republicans in this state. It is so over for them. This has been a long struggle, lead by amazing people.

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:01:07 PM PST

    •  Colorado has a similar situation after the ... (0+ / 0-)

      ...election of 1974: two Democratic senators, three of the five congressional seats, the governor and all other statewide offices except for the secretary of state, a majority in the state house of representatives (a shift from 28D-37R to 39D-26R). Only the state senate remained in Republican control.

      And it stayed that way in the next election. The House went back to Republican control.

      Ten years after Watergate: just 29 Democrats in both state senate and house.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:28:10 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Regarding this: (4+ / 0-)
    That's gotta smart: George W. Bush got more of the Mormon vote than Mitt Romney did. Bush in 2004: 80 percent; Romney in 2012: 78 percent.
    My neighborhood is a circle.  Picture an apple with a stem.  The stem is at the entrance to the circle, and just off the stem is a mormon church.  As a result, Romney signs have been RIFE in my neighborhood (which sits in a precinct in Fairfax County VA that went 57.60% for Obama).  It's as if, because of the church, we have a little pocket of mormonism right here in blue N. VA.

    I had a LOT of volunteer activities on Tuesday - two shifts volunteering at our polling place handing out sample ballots etc, and six folders of walk lists for GOTV in between the opening and closing poll shifts.

    During my early morning polling place volunteer shift, I have a high and low point:

    Low point: When asking a white male in a suit if he would like a Democratic sample ballot, the answer I received was "No, I'm voting for the American."  Stay classy, dude.

    High point: When a couple came up in with arms linked, took my sample ballot, leaned into and said to me, "We're Mormons voting for Obama."

    Score.

  •  At least the jewelry store guy (1+ / 0-)
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    admitted that a) Obama had won the election, and b) that according to the rules of democracy, that means Obama gets to implement his policy vision. Even if the guy's ideas about what Obama stood for were pure Rush-derived silliness, the guy believes in democracy, which is more than I can say for a lot of right-wing base types these days.

    Visit Lacking All Conviction, your patch of grey on those too-sunny days.

    by eataTREE on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:09:40 PM PST

  •  Just heard (0+ / 0-)

    Joe Walsh is running for Governor of IL.  The man is delusional.  

    O'Reilly just may be right this time. Democrats do want free stuff...Their Rights.

    by regis on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:17:57 PM PST

  •  Paul Broun: a sign there's no change coming (0+ / 0-)

    He is one just one of a seemingly limitless number of illustrations showing why there will be no real change for the GOP: its base is comprised of blithering Christianist loons, including over 209,000 morons in Georgia's 10th district.

  •  West Wing Week: 11/09/12 or "Our Journey Forward" (0+ / 0-)


    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President urged Americans to contribute to the recovery efforts in the Northeast, met with governors, mayors, and other local officials, as well as his Homeland Security team to talk about the response to Sandy, and addressed the nation on election night.
    http://www.youtube.com/...

    It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

    by Pam from Calif on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:28:32 PM PST

  •  If Ashley Judd runs for Senate, (0+ / 0-)

    I would consider moving back. Draft Ashley! Tip the turtle.

    "Jeder nach seinen Fähigkeiten, jedem nach seinen Bedürfnissen!" oder "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"

    by drpmeade on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:30:45 PM PST

  •  Some of you must have seen Haley Barbour's (1+ / 0-)
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    reason for the GOP losses this election: "We had some shitty candidates. We pissed away two seats."

    His candor is refreshing (for someone I detest), but I would add that they pissed away far more than that.

    "There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan." --Joel McCrea as "Sully," in "Sullivan's Travels."

    by Wildthumb on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:33:57 PM PST

  •  Krugman blog - always good for humor (1+ / 0-)
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    Scroll down for the video he likes: "Meanwhile, Karl Rove is accusing Democrats of suppressing the vote. How? By the heinous crime of running negative ads. Cue Monty Python on sarcasm:"

    "I've got this pen. I'm ready to do it."

    by mrobinson on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:40:25 PM PST

  •  Sesame Street: Sonia Sotomayor and Abby - Career (0+ / 0-)


    Supreme Court Justice Justice Sonia Sotomayor gives Abby career advice.

    For more fun games and videos for your preschooler in a safe, child-friendly environment, visit us at http://www.sesamestreet.org

    Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.

    http://www.youtube.com/...

    It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

    by Pam from Calif on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:41:36 PM PST

  •  Kentucky Woman! (0+ / 0-)

    Hell, Yes, Ashley!
    A progressive young woman taking the seat of a regressive slug? Sign me up!

    Ashley Judd shines in her own kind of light!

    PLEASE make a run. Show Mitch McConnell that HE is what is wrong with America. You are the bright future, he is the prehistorical artifact of politics by inaction. Can't wait for a debate!

    2014, here we go!

    skipping over damaged area

    by Says Who on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:45:19 PM PST

  •  Lewis Black: "Compared to Romney, (0+ / 0-)

    GW Bush looks positively Jamaican..."

    When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:37:43 PM PST

  •  MS machine translator is awesome (0+ / 0-)

    Now I can speak broken English and it will translate to Chinese so people still won't understand what the hell I'm saying.

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 02:20:13 AM PST

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