Election result schadenfreude

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  1. Mr. Bandwagon

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    Okay, so am I the only one who is getting a kick out of stuff like this? Freeper Boards
    I don't even know where to begin. It's a gold mine of salty, delicious, not very well written or thought out tears.


    "...bedecked in golden threads"?


    Reminded them what...?

    :cry:
    And this is all just from a single little thread. There must be countless sites and threads like this today. Post your favorites.


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    I've been working pretty much non-stop for the last 36 hours, and am finally getting a chance to bask in the sweet, sweet schadenfreude. I... need... MORE!!!

    What pleases me most is the utter, total, complete despair.
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    It turns to racism pretty quickly on these sites, doesn't it?
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    The problem I have with all this enjoyment is that they don't think that their side lost because of their views on women, or rape, or that people don't accept the "tax cuts + ??? = jobs" math, or that our country is at least half accepting that people of other ethnicities or religions can be Americans too. They think their side lost because the media!!! and the candidate and the communism and the free stuff.

    In other words, their acceptance of defeat, just like their arguments against the President, are not in any way fact-based.


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    Who needs other sites? Just search for all of Schapes' posts here on P&CE...
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    From the same link.

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    I sure as hell can't imagine a republican saying that.
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    Isn't that what Obama pretty much said in his victory speech?
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    I went to sleep before Romeny gave in.

    Did he ask the top 1% to ask themselves what they can do for the country?


    Letting the Bush tax cuts end, is something we can all do to help the country.


    Well not all, but at least the 53+% that pay Federal taxes.
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    This really pisses me off. These people were worked into a lather with false and misleading information and now they're understandably upset, for no good reason. Fox News is horrid. Just horrid.
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    From the speech:

    OBAMA: But that doesn’t mean your work is done. The role of citizens in our Democracy does not end with your vote. America’s never been about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us together through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of self-government. That’s the principle we were founded on.

    And then he went on to say, "Just kidding! Look under your seats, everyone. Everyone gets an Obamaphone! (pointing to the audience) You get a phone! You get a phone! You get a phone..."
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    Slate.com: Did Fox News Cost the Republican Party the Presidential Election?


    In 2009, Gawker published a post titled “What’s Bad for the GOP is Good for Fox News,” arguing that Republicans’ worst nightmare—the election of a black, Democratic president who listens to the rap music and gives young, female, and non-white Americans hope—was actually a dream come true for Rupert Murdoch’s money-minting, 24-hour news network. Pointing to this illustrative graph, Gawker’s John Cook (who, full disclosure, is my husband) wrote that “the more viewers Fox attracts, the more voters the GOP repels.”

    But in 2010, the GOP/Fox News Industrial Complex proved Gawker —and many Democrats who assumed Fox had taken things too far—wrong. With the aid of the Fox-bolstered Tea Party revolution, the Fox-created Socialist-in-Chief, the Fox-aired town hall debacles, and the Fox-supported conspiracy theories of Glenn Beck, Republicans won the House and the narrative. We all gave in and started calling it Obamacare. 2012 looked to be a lost cause.

    But Fox overreached. The midterm results told Sean Hannity and Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly that they were doing something right, and so they kept at it. Donald Trump phoned in from Trump HQ daily to inform Greta Van Susteren’s viewers about his heroic quest for the missing birth certificate. Glenn Beck presented his irrefutable evidence that everything is connected and all roads lead to the Jews/Kenya/Cass Sunstein. Beck finally got canned in 2011, but Hannity picked up some of his nut-job slack. The liberals on Hannity’s panel got paler and sicklier by design (my theory, at least), and the true-believer conservatives became more insufferably confident and dismissive of any potential Obama revival.

    So what does all this delusional thinking have to do with actual voters and their actual votes? As Conor Friedersdorf writes in his very smart Atlantic piece about the failure of the conservative media, it’s “easy to close oneself off inside a conservative echo chamber.” As he points out, Fox News and other conservative media are “far more intellectually closed” than, say, NPR. Fox News feeds its viewers a line of bull about the way the world is. Viewers buy this line of bull. Misinformed viewers become misinformed voters. And then misinformed voters are shocked when Obama wins. Hey, I thought everyone hated this guy? (The preceding is a very good reason why liberals should limit their MSNBC viewing, by the way.)​

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    What exactly did he say? Thanks for voting but now let’s see if the Republicans stop being obstructionist and work together so we can all get an Obama phone, that is how I read it.


    Maybe what he really said afterwards was something like [we will need to make more government cuts that will hurt many people in the USA, and also raising taxes for the Rich will not be nearly enough to cover our deficit so we all are going to have to contribute] or something like that.
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    That David Frum quote comes to mind: "Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us, and now we are discovering we work for Fox".

    And he's absolutely right. As Fox News has grown in influence, Republicans have only gotten less popular. Fox News loves Akin and Mourdock because they provide compelling content. And the GOP primaries were basically a really goofy reality show that was a mix of scripted pandering and off-script gaffes that were made for YouTube.
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    My reading was that he was talking to "you", the general public - if he were talking about Democrats or the political class, then I think he would've said "we" and "our work".
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    Audio only, probably NSFW. I like how Paultards are being blamed, considering, you know, he wasn't on the ballot or anything:
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    Nice. I really like the unskewed poll guy making fun Nate Silver's appearance. The adage about Glass Houses wasn't just the inspiration for a crappy Billy Joel album*, dude.

    * Okay, yeah, that's being redundant. Sorry.
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    http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/vegas-employer-obama-won-so-i-fired-22-employees/

    Where was the thread where we were arguing about threatening your employees?
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    I guess I don't feel good about this. I mean, I disagree with just about everything posted in that thread, but as I posted elsewhere, I know how they feel.

    I lived through a pair of Reagan landslides, two George Bush II elections, the Gingrinch-lead pummeling of House Democrats in Clinton's first mid-terms, and the return of my congressional district to a nasty, smarmy Tea Party Republican. I've felt the same way. This, Oh My God, what is going wrong with my country bewilderment. It's not a good feeling, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone because I think that this level of disgust is a core emotion. People don't take this hurt/anger/shame and reflect on their position. It only hardens them. It did me, anyway. Since the 94 midterms, I've become pretty much straight party Democrat. I used to proclaim that I voted the man, not the party. Not anymore, I despise the GOP platform.

    For the purposes of this thread, enjoy the day, I guess. We won, and in the words of my old soccer team motto: Winning sure beats losing. Enjoy it while you can. The Republicans, and the angry they serve, aren't going away. They control more statehouses and governorships, and since no one seems to be able stop this redistricting/gerrymandering crap, we're going to have two parties that serve their bases first. Reading these kinds of posts just makes me remember that it's going to get worse before it gets better.
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