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Four years ago...

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:03 am
by Jake
Boy, was I mad.

Fuck this. I bet you anything that voter turnout will never in our lifetime be as high as it was this year.

Not much of a prophet though...

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:29 am
by Mixmaster Shecky
Shit, I'm still mad. And I still ask myself why?

The history books will not be kind about America's idiocy in the 21st century.

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:23 am
by miss carol
Mixmaster Shecky wrote:Shit, I'm still mad. And I still ask myself why?

The history books will not be kind about America's idiocy in the 21st century.


Well, at least the first eight years. Still got 92 to turn things around...

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:18 pm
by DJMurphy
Well, my fellow astral travellers, you must ask yourself a very important question...

How stealable will this election be?

If it's a landslide, the corrupt GOP voter shenanigans will only have a negligible effect. If it's a squeaker, we Democrats (and by extension, the rest of the USA; President Palin, anyone?) could be in serious trouble.

I'm scared shitless; I'll be praying like a motherfucker, myself.

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:40 pm
by Jake
DJMurphy wrote:How stealable will this election be?

Not quite as much due to the crazy amount of early voting: http://poljunk.gloriousnoise.com/2008/1 ... ch_ass.php

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:52 pm
by Mixmaster Shecky
Either way, I just want it to be over with. I want to know if I can be cautiously optimistic about our future or if I should start packing my bags.

O Canada...

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:05 pm
by D. Phillips
Also, Dems hold the Secretary of State for several swing states:

The bulwark consists of control of secretary of state offices in five key states — Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio — where the difference between victory and defeat in the 2004 presidential election was no more than 120,000 votes in any one of them.


That's very important because the Help Americans Vote Act puts the power to interpret voting law in the Sec. of State's hands, versus an election board's.

Perhaps more important, in those five states Democrats are now in a more advantageous position when it comes to the interpretation and administration of election law — a development that could benefit Barack Obama if any of those states are closely contested on Election Day.


If you need a reminder of how important the interpretation of these laws can be, please Google: "Katherine Harris"

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:32 pm
by Jake
Mixmaster Shecky wrote:O Canada...

After reading this book review, I've been thinking Scandinavia sounds like a nice place to raise a family...

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:18 am
by Josh B.
The first night of my honey moon was spent watching those dreadful returns come in. Talk about a mood killer.

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:33 am
by russ
Oy. If i have to hear McCain say "my friends" again.
I'm happy that tommorow it will all be (hopefully) over.
and Obama had BETTER WIN.