WAVE Bye-Bye Obama – America Bitch-Slaps Ebola Obama

Our election day and election night analysis has thus far been on target. Our comments section has been so on target with analysis of results too.

The night has been full of bitch slaps of Ebola Obama. Mitch McConnell won with double digits (his victory might usher in a right to work law in Kentucky). Scott Walker has beaten back all odds and once again won his election as he prepares for Walker 2016. In both these states Big Labor has taken a bloody beating.

In the House of Representatives Republicans have double digit wins.

There will be a runoff race in Louisiana but the eventual winner there will be the Republican (with 51% of the vote in, the Gooper is ahead of race-baiter Mary Landrieu). So add one more to the GOP win column.

The surprise of the night has been Virginia. With 96% of the vote in the race is almost tied. Most expected a double digit win for Obama Dimocrat Mark Warner. However this one turns out, Gillespie’s issue campaign bloodied Obama Dimocrat Warner badly.

As of 10:30 p.m. ET Republicans have flipped 5 senate seats and thus far lost none of their incumbents. Georgia appears to be a clear win for the Republican in the manner of Kentucky. No runoff will be required. Even in Kansas with 32% of the vote in Republican Roberts is over 50% in a three man race. [Just as we prepare to publish Fox News projects Republican Roberts has indeed won.]

Tonight reminds us of Obama thug Robert Gibbs’ appearance on Meet the Press on March 16, 2014.

Gibbs Warns Obama: If You Lose The Senate, “The Party’s Over”

ROBERT GIBBS: If [President Obama] doesn’t get, as I said, more involved in raising money, in getting voters excited, we know as you said that Obamacare is going to bring Republicans out. What issues can the president try to put on the table to get Democrats excited? If he doesn’t get more involved in raising money and making this a choice as Dan Pfeiffer said, you lose the Senate and if you lose the Senate, turn out the lights because the party’s over.



Here at Big Pink, the party is just beginning. But for bitch slapped Ebola Obama, turn out the lights, the party’s over.



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233 thoughts on “WAVE Bye-Bye Obama – America Bitch-Slaps Ebola Obama

  1. Now if only the GOP in the two houses of Congress will actually get to work diassembling Obamacare and going after Obama and Holder’s involvement in the Fast and Furious and IRS scandals instead of wasting their mandate on stupid stuff.

  2. I think Roberts of KS owes a huge THANK YOU to Joe Biden for letting on that Ormen would caucus with the Dems.

  3. Incredible!!! Really surprised and amazed how Adm. earlier analysis came true!!!! I couldn’t be happier to be wrong about my earlier forecast. Really shocked Scott held on !!! First real happy night in political race in a long time!!! A toast to us all!!!

  4. With 85% of the vote in Cassidy ahead of Landreiu 43 – 39%. In what world does Landreiu think she is going to win the runoff if she could not even get to 50% in the 8 person race?

  5. I love La Bassey. But my favorite of her songs is not “The Party’s Over.” Rather, it is “Get This Party Started.” That was her #1 song in 2006 on the dance charts. It fits my mood much, much better.(I love my Dame Shirley)

    I feel invigorated, enthused, motivated and (for the first time in 6 years) hopeful.

    If Walker can get his game on I will not only vote for him I will get my 47 year old butt to campaign for him too. I will do it door to door. Only other person I did that for was HRC.

    Thank you Admin! (Sending much love your way)

  6. …this place is so much fun…

    the icing on the cake will be if the two remaining ‘Scotts’ win (Rick/Brown)…the other Scott Walker…walked away with it in wisconsin

  7. just happened to turn to msnbc – omg…chris matthews is sighing and saying stuff like ‘this is unbelievable’ and saying to mike steele – your party might win 8/9 senators…he is so downtrodden

  8. This is a slaughter…….

    The biggest news of the night might be Dan @dbongino becoming Congressman from a D+4 district

  9. Here we go CNN starting the hit on Hillary early…………Bitches on heat.

    Crowley actually got it right, “this is all on Obama, Hillary picked up a lot of favours.”

  10. They just brought up on Fox that Republicans in the Senate can use “reconciliation”…remember that is how Obamacare got passed…to move the Republican agenda.

    Oh, the chickens are coming home to roost.

  11. “For us it’s Goldfinger”
    ________

    When the next congress comes into session I hope they finally know which finger and who to give it to! 🙂

    xxoo

    Off to bed! Many hugs to you and all around. Congratulations to all.

  12. Pundits trying to blame Hillary and Bill, not Obama. One pundit interrupted saying this is about Obama , not Bill Clinton.

  13. I took a vacation day tomorrow because I knew I would be up late tonight but I am just going to have to set my alarm clock to watch the ladies of THE VIEW crap themselves in a dozen ways.

  14. PublicPolicyPolling @ppppolls

    Clearly a rough night for us and much of the polling industry and we’ll own that and try to figure out what happened in the coming days

    ……………

    You kept sucking Obama off and got burned bigtime….

  15. Dem Central tonight…..

    8PM: Looks good for GOP

    9:30PM: Oops, no wave.

    11:00PM: HOLY SHIT WHAT’S HAPPENING

  16. GOP governor of Illinois? It’s not a Republican wave. It’s a tsunami.

    They must choking on blood at the WH……..

    Obama’s SEnate Home State just went GOP…….SMile Smile Smile.

  17. Felix_the_Infidel
    November 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm
    I love La Bassey
    ————-
    Well, we belong to a mutual admiration society where the girl from Tiger Bay, Whales is concerned.

    Here is her rendition of the song by the great African American composer W.C. Handy from the rag time era.

    His grandson is a friend of mine.

    It’s called “Careless Love”.

  18. hat’s it. Senate Republican majority. RT @joshledermanAP: WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Thom Tillis wins Senate race in North Carolina

  19. Fox already called NC for R..

    Brit Hume is a decent guy.. because he can hide his disdain for the idiocy Juan Williams spouts.

  20. If the Rethug’s don’t come down on Obola, like a freight train from Hell…they will be as worthless as the fraud that has been camped out in the Oval Office for 6 years.

    I hope this also allows Trey to have very long teeth when bringing his crew together for the hearing.

    Is it time for Holder to exit left, now that he has done an election dump?

    This GOP win will force the Clinton’s to step away from the chastised pResident and also let Hillary swing to the middle, where she belongs.

  21. Too excited!!! What a night!!! Now Hillary can make a clean break and we are going to have a wild 2 years!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Our election day and election night analysis has thus far been on target. Our comments section has been so on target with analysis of results too.
    ————–
    Admin: an understatement. Your analysis has been spot on from the beginning. And it really is the curse of Cassandra. Able to see the future, but unable to get the right people to listen. Think of what would have happened if they listened to your wisdom from the beginning. Think of the lives that have been lost, the world order that has been shattered, the debt that has been amassed, the jobs that were never created . . . because they refused to listen. They preferred to believe a fairy tale, and because of that we have all reaped the whirlwind. Frankfurter said we should not despair when wisdom comes late because too often it never comes at all. The problem with that statement is with the world spinning out of control late can be too late. And we still have two years to go.

  23. jbstonesfan
    November 4, 2014 at 11:34 pm
    Too excited!!! What a night!!! Now Hillary can make a clean break and we are going to have a wild 2 years!!!!!!!!!!
    ————-
    That is accurate.

  24. Their will be a lot of anger directed at Pelosi, Reid and Obama right now from the Dem party….they are all dead and buried.

  25. i really hope Hillary wakes up tomorrow and decides it’s a new day and is true to herself and remembers who she was 8 years ago. If not I’m going to have trouble continuing to support her. I don’t want to hear her even attempt to defend obola..

  26. the pundit spin is trying to deflect for O…trying to take some of the embarrassment and sting away from O “what did they expect running away from him?”

    …it is about O…the whole country is speaking…nowhere to run…and nowhere to hide

  27. VotingHillary
    November 4, 2014 at 11:18 pm
    I took a vacation day tomorrow because I knew I would be up late tonight but I am just going to have to set my alarm clock to watch the ladies of THE VIEW crap themselves in a dozen ways.
    ______________

    Cracking me up, VH. The View ladies always sound like monkeys on cocaine, all chattering at once. Tomorrow they’ll be super revved up and indignant as hell. WTF – I may take tomorrow off and watch them too. I’ve never made it through an entire episode because they’re just so annoying.

  28. House Dems defeated: John Barrow (Ga.), Tim Bishop (NY), Carol Shea-Porter (NH), Joe Garcia (Fla.), Nick Rahall (W.Va.), Brad Schneider (IL)

  29. moononpluto
    November 4, 2014 at 11:31 pm
    Hard to imagine in an environment like this that Mark Begich hangs on.

    Alaska will go Red too.
    ———–
    Well, the largest city was Anchorage and Begich was once their mayor. The dims have a big following in the native groups. And it is a computer hacker’s paradise. It is, as you say, hard to imagine that he will survive a tidal wave such as this one, and Alaska has had its share of Tsumais. But it is a strange place, and even though Begich has the personality of a turnup and a lack luster record, I would be in no rush to count him out right now. I spent 10 years, from 1970-1981 going up there.

  30. Reid congratulates McConnell “who will be the new #Senate Majority Leader. The message from voters is clear: they want us to work together.”

    ………………

    NOW YOU WANT TO WORK TOGETHER….GO FUCK YOURSELF.

  31. freespirit
    November 4, 2014 at 11:44 pm
    VotingHillary
    November 4, 2014 at 11:18 pm
    I took a vacation day tomorrow because I knew I would be up late tonight but I am just going to have to set my alarm clock to watch the ladies of THE VIEW crap themselves in a dozen ways.
    ______________

    Cracking me up, VH. The View ladies always sound like monkeys on cocaine, all chattering at once. Tomorrow they’ll be super revved up and indignant as hell. WTF – I may take tomorrow off and watch them too. I’ve never made it through an entire episode because they’re just so annoying.
    __________________________________________________

    Hey, if Obama can take six years off, you can take off one f”cking day!

  32. FoxNews can now project Republican @CharlieForGov will defeat Democrat @marthacoakley Coakley

    Hahahahah

    Coakley lost again……

    Deep Blue states with GOP ovs, this is hilarious.

  33. Obama admin official says POTUS doesn’t feel “repudiated” by results. Three weeks ago he said his policies would be “on the ballot.”

    Sure, Sure……..

  34. VotingHillary
    November 4, 2014 at 11:45 pm
    Any word on Mia Love in UT?
    ——————-
    I hope to God she wins. Like Tim Scott she is a wonderful role model for African Americans who have been a steady diet of poison from the likes of Sharpton, NAACP, Jackson, and their ilk. Mia and Tim give blacks a more hopeful path forward than the race baiting elites of the left.

  35. Pissing myself….Dems cant get a break….

    PROJECTION: Incumbent governor Paul LePage (R) holds on to the governor’s office in Maine

  36. chuck todd just saying that crist has now lost as a republican, an independent and a democrat…

    now just go away Charlie…

  37. moononpluto
    November 4, 2014 at 11:50 pm
    Obama admin official says POTUS doesn’t feel “repudiated” by results. Three weeks ago he said his policies would be “on the ballot.”
    —————
    Hardly surprising. His refusal to take responsibility or to see this as a repudiation fits the profile.

    The Profile of a Sociopath:

    Glibness and Superficial Charm

    Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

    Grandiose Sense of Self
    Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”

    Pathological Lying
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

    Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

    Shallow Emotions
    When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

  38. S
    November 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm
    just happened to turn to msnbc – omg…chris matthews is sighing and saying stuff like ‘this is unbelievable’ and saying to mike steele – your party might win 8/9 senators…he is so downtrodden
    ___________

    Don’t you just love it?! Tingles is one emotional dude. He almost cried when talking about O for the first two or three years after O took office. He publicly shared that his thighs tingled for O.

    Now when things aren’t going his way tonight, he can’t hide his sadness and disappointment. Someone needs to teach him how to put on his poker face and go with the flow. The man’s a mess.

  39. Liberal Oregon overwhelmingly rejecting ballot measure to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens

    68% NO
    32% YES

    Dem reading all the voting anger wrong.

    If Obama tries to ram executive action on immigration, he will pay.

  40. The comments are priceless

    Such glee, such downright happiness to lean over the bowl and watch obola go bye bye down the shitter.

    Adios douche

  41. I gotta sign off and get some paperwork done now. Just wanted to say – Admin, you saw this thing more clearly than anyone else. I don’t know how you do it, but I’m really glad you keep on doing it. Great updates from commenters here. A wealth of info and wit.

  42. In contested Senate races with at least 60% reporting, GOP outperformed polls by 4.7 pts on avg

    Pollsters skewed bias to Dems by almost 5%

  43. Thanks Adm. We waited a long time for tonight, but hopefully a bigger celebration to come when Hillary wins!!!

  44. Republicans doing well in Governor’s races too. Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming, are outright wins. Update: add Maine, Maryland!.

    Republicans ahead: Colorado, Connecticut!, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Maryland!

  45. This is a total and utter disaster for Obama and the Dem party…….its devestation….i mean you really could not have done worse….

    easy pickoffs like McConnel, Roberts, Brownback, Scott and they did nothing to pick up a thing.

    Dem Coalition wiped out, look how red America Map is in the house races

  46. Dems in disbelief…..

    Chris Cillizza ✔ @TheFix

    Democrats lost the Maryland Governors race. What the what?

  47. I wonder how Barry’s night at home is going? I wonder if MO is by his side trying to console him.

    I would love to be a fly on the wall with a recorder, right now.

  48. This election result was not about Republicans or Democrats.

    Frankly, both parties are held in low regard by the public.

    This election was about something more fundamental and more visceral than that.

    It was about what Peggy Noonan said in that WSJ article I posted, i.e.

    the DEEP TEARING DISTANCE BETWEEN America’s professional and political ELITES, who operate as if they are ESTRANGED FROM COMMON SENSE, AND NORMAL PEOPLE , who are becoming MORE ESTRANGED FROM THE ELITES—their OBLIVIOUS AND POLITICIZED MASTERS.

    IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE YOU CAN PATRONIZE PEOPLE, PLAY THEM, AND THEY WILL NOT, THE FIRST CHANCE THEY GET, SHARPLY REBUKE YOU.

    Obama is a sociopath. Therefore he is incapable of comprehending the deeper logic of this loss.

    He will dismiss it and pretend it never happened.

    But the party who understands the meaning of what happened here and modifies its behavior accordingly will be the party that succeeds in the future. And the one that does not will fall by the wayside.

  49. Oregon’s Ballot Measure 91, which would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, has been approved by voters, CNN is projecting.

    So wins for getting stoned in Maryland/DC and Oregon……means more hippies heading there.

  50. Holy Shit, this is murder.

    ABC News projects that Republicans will gain between 14 and 18 seats in the HOUSE

  51. Little general
    Napoleon of France, i.e. Obama
    Tried to conquer
    The world and lost pants
    Met defeat
    Known as Bonaparte’s retreat
    And that’s when Obama met his Waterloo

  52. I bet Eric Cantor feels like a guy who got traded away before his team won the Super Bowl….must be sick as a parrot tonight.

  53. moononpluto
    November 5, 2014 at 12:23 am
    ———-
    I figured he would. He was on record saying that he would caucus with the party that won the senate.

  54. Can’t understate the importance of this Kentucky result:

    http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/elections/kentucky/2014/11/04/ten-kentucky-races-determine-controls-house/18478605/

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Early election returns Tuesday night included some big wins for Republicans running for seats in the Kentucky House, but it was still unclear whether Republicans would attain their goal of winning majority control of the chamber for the first time since 1921.

    Going into Tuesday’s voting, Democrats held a 54-46 majority in the chamber — a majority that has shrunk from 71-29 in 1994.

    And a top priority of the GOP Tuesday was to win five more seats, gain the majority, and allow the General Assembly to pass a long list of Republican priorities that regularly pass the solidly Republican Senate but die in the Democratic House.

    Early returns gave the Republicans some key victories toward their goal.

    In the 29th District in Jefferson County, incumbent Republican Kevin Bratcher held off a strong challenge by Democrat Dave Stengel, who had served 16 years as Jefferson commonwealth’s attorney. Unofficial returns gave Bratcher 52 percent of the vote.

    A bigger score for the Republican party came in the House’s 25th District, where 22-year Rep. Jimmie Lee, an Elizabethtown Democrat who chairs a key budget subcommittee that deals with health and welfare issues, was upset by Republican Jim DuPlessis, of Elizabethtown.

    But with returns in as many as a dozen close races incomplete, it was uncertain if the Republicans could gain enough seats to take the majority.

    Republicans are hopeful if the result ends in a 50-50 deadlock, or even if they come up one or two seats short, that some Democrats may follow the prevailing political winds and switch parties, giving them House control.

    Voters elected representatives to two-year terms in all 100 Kentucky House districts Tuesday. Those terms begin when the 2015 General Assembly convenes Jan. 6. However 25 Democrats and 23 Republicans ran unopposed, with the balance of power determined in the remaining 52 elections.

    A platform released by House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover of Jamestown said a Republican-controlled House would push a “right to work” bill that would prohibit union membership or paying of union dues as a condition for employment.

    That platform also called for tax reform that “will reduce the tax burden on Kentuckians, while making our tax system more attractive to job creators.”

    Other parts of the platform include a bill to have a panel of medical experts review malpractice lawsuits before they go to court, telecommunications deregulation sought by AT&T and some other phone companies, and a promise to “do what we can” to repeal the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare.” [snip]

    Moreover, a House Republican majority would give the GOP the votes to override vetoes of Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and put the Republicans in control of the legislature’s administrative and research arm —the Legislative Research Commission.

    The wackadoodle two-headed dentist also needs the Kentucky House to pass legislation that would permit him to run for president and senate in 2016.

  55. Chuck Todd: Dems may overthrow Reid

    …………..

    No shit and Pelousi may pack her bags too, she’s done, if they lose more seats tonight….projections say they lose another 14 to 18 house seats…Pelosi will be totally fired.

  56. Well if Dems pulled any voting fraud tonight, they didn’t try hard enough or the wave was far far too big to dent it.

  57. I don’t want to bring up race, but what other possibility could cause a charismatic attracrive candidate like Mia Love to lose in ruby red Utah?

  58. Well, it looks like the race card has seen its day.

    You might even say the dims overplayed their hand on that one, just a tetch.

    After six years of calling everyone who did not worship Obama a racist the accusation started to wear a bit on people.

  59. Updated: Republicans doing well in Governor’s races too. Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming, are outright wins. Update: add Maine, Maryland!.

    Republicans ahead: Colorado, Connecticut!, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Maryland!

  60. matthews asked Howard Fineman “what party has the spark now?”

    Fineman: “Oh the republicans, the dems have to completely reinvent themselves, the era of Obama is over”

  61. Wow, this is off of the LA Times, so not sure if it’s up to date or not, but the call on governors of the US

    14 Dims
    28 Repubs
    8 still up in the air

  62. warehouse553
    November 5, 2014 at 12:30 am
    I don’t want to bring up race, but what other possibility could cause a charismatic attracrive candidate like Mia Love to lose in ruby red Utah?
    ___________________________________________________

    I hate to say it, but I was thinking the same thing.

  63. Debbie Downer–what can I say?

    Debbie assured us that the Dims would hold the Senate

    Debbie told us that Obama was their greatest asset

    Only it didn’t quite turn out that way–did it?

    Debbie has an enviable record:

    Seldom right.

    But never in doubt.

    That is our Debbie.

  64. VotingHillary

    She is the opposite of Obama in every way, she deserves to win! I think Obama has doomed every black Democrat for at least generation as evidenced by Anthony Brown, but is it possible, that his racial politics and incompetence have doomed every black Republican as well?

  65. Got home a little late so the blog has been my news outlet (don’t really trust the MSM). The only thing to say is WOW . I’m not really swooning over the change in seats in Congress. The Rethugs have proved in the past that when they are in the majority, they screw things up. That said, when bumbles the ugly won the White House, it was set in stone that things would have to get much worse before they could get better.

    Congrats to the victors here as a result of an electorate FINALLY waking up and punishing the minions that have just been doing the emperor that has no clothes bidding! Congrats to the nation for the first step in taking the barium enema that will hopefully start to clean out the ass that is the US politics! Let the hearings begin.

    Hillary 2016

  66. About politics, Margaret Thatcher said:

    First you win the argument.

    The you win the vote.

    Somewhere between the time when he

    Lied about Obamacare

    Dismissed the scandals in his administration

    Played the race card in Florida

    Backed down in the middle east

    Went golfing after a man was beheaded

    And promised to flood the nation with illegals

    He lost the argument.

    And thereafter, indeed tonight, he lost the vote.

  67. I can hardly wait to freakin’ go to work tomorrow and find out the mood of ObotNation.

    Will all the ‘progressives’ start talking fear of loosing their social security, hopes of effin’ amnesty and all the bull$hit that their dear leader promised and was unable to accomplish because of the meanie Republican’s?

    I will just try to refrain from laughing in their faces.

    I may have to dust off the photos of Hillary and Bill on my little wall behind my desk.

    Will Hillary run, that is the question.

  68. Chris Van Hollen is a pompous silver spooned Harvard trained race baiter. When he was head of the DCCC he directed their race baiting operations. He needs to be sluiced out of congress.

  69. I thought Warner was going to lose but that looks like it’s not going to happen but, Van Hollen going down, would be a good consolation prize.

  70. Yes, indeed! Finally, something to celebrate! Thank you, Admin, for your brilliant analyses and prognostications. And thank you all who have contributed here over the years. Let’s hope HRC is taking notes.

  71. Fineman: “Oh the republicans, the dems have to completely reinvent themselves, the era of Obama is over”
    ———————-
    Now there is a waste of protoplasm.

    Saw Fineman a few days ago.

    He was accusing the American People of being racist and zenophobic for opposing illegal immigration by people of color.

    He needs to reinvent himself too–come back as the poster boy for an ExLax commercial.

    Or take a long walk off a short pier til his hat floats.

  72. Voting

    Hillary is the Dims only hope in 2016, if she runs to the center.

    She is good at working both sides of the isle, the thing that ‘progressives’ hate about her, but where she outshines others.

    If she isn’t up for a real fight, she will pass up her last opportunity.

    Warren on the other hand, is really Obola 3.0, and she has no chance against a Republican Congress.

    If Hillary doesn’t run, God forbid, I agree with Admin that Scott Walker is the new GOP star.

    If Hillary decides not to run, I would rather know sooner rather than later so I can deal with the depression and try to move on…

  73. Pundits on all networks saying it got tougher for Hillary, but I feel just the opposite. This was an anti-Obama , not pro GOP vote. By 2016, the repugs will have lost any goodwill and Hillary should win if she runs the campaign adm advises, not the stupid one she initially embarked on(hopefully that ends this morning).

  74. Shadowfax
    November 5, 2014 at 12:56 am
    Voting

    Hillary is the Dims only hope in 2016, if she runs to the center.

    She is good at working both sides of the isle, the thing that ‘progressives’ hate about her, but where she outshines others.

    If she isn’t up for a real fight, she will pass up her last opportunity.

    Warren on the other hand, is really Obola 3.0, and she has no chance against a Republican Congress.

    If Hillary doesn’t run, God forbid, I agree with Admin that Scott Walker is the new GOP star.

    If Hillary decides not to run, I would rather know sooner rather than later so I can deal with the depression and try to move on…
    ____________________________________________________

    I want Hillary to run, but I think her and Bill may look at how hard the media blames them for the Dems losses tonight.

    We may all be the biggest losers if she decides screw it.

  75. McConnell said some nice things about Grimes in this piece…I give him points for that:

    NKY Dem: Obama ‘owns’ Grimes’ loss

    [snip]

    Despite the large amount of money and rancor expended in the race, McConnell praised Grimes Tuesday night saying she earned his respect.

    “It took a lot of guts to run a race like this,” McConnell said. “I admired her willingness to step into the arena. We need more people willing to do that.”

    Grimes, in her concession speech, showed pride in the campaign she ran.

    “Along that journey, we showed this nation what the Commonwealth is capable of — breaking records with our fundraisers and leading the nation with our work to build grassroots organizations” Grimes said.

    Grimes used high-energy campaign stops and brought in Bill and Hillary Clinton six times in the past year—including four times in the final month.

    She still fell short.

    Grimes received flak from critics who felt she didn’t define herself. She received national criticism when she refused to say whether she voted for President Barack Obama in an attempt to distance herself from the unpopular president.

    The race toward the end wasn’t even considered competitive for many analysts. Nathan Gonzales, with the Rothenberg Political Report, wrote on Election Day that the Republicans ran a very effective campaign against her. From the start, Republicans attacked her lack of experience and tied her with Obama. .

    “Kentucky isn’t regarded as a first or second tier race anymore, and part of the reason might be because Republicans have successfully driven up Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes’ negatives,” wrote Gonzales.

    But the fact Grimes made it so competitive until the final few weeks seemed like a big accomplishment to people on both sides of the political aisle as well as political analysts.

    Obama ‘owns the loss’

    Many blamed or credited Obama for McConnell’s resounding victory.

    “The president owns the loss,” said Nathan Smith, a prominent Democratic donor from Fort Mitchell who held fundraisers for Grimes. “I think the president needs to do some soul searching about where his office is right now.”

    Smith and other Democrats remained sanguine about Grimes’ loss and saw her candidacy as a huge boost to the party.

    She took on Goliath and gave him a good run, Smith said.

    Any Democrat stood little chance going against a powerful Senator at the same time the Democratic president is so unpopular, said Stephen Voss, political science professor at the University of Kentucky.

    “That she held it as close as she did for as long as she did is darn good,” Voss said.

    Polls showed Grimes and McConnell even until the final two weeks when McConnell started to pull away.

    That indicated undecided voters probably went with the more well-known McConnell who has a shot at leading the Senate.

    “There hadn’t been a major mistake in the campaign,” Voss said. “When they had run out of time having to choose which way to vote, they flocked to McConnell. He was the bird in hand.”

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie spent time traveling the state with McConnell during his campaign and agreed that his message of fighting the Obama administration seemed to resonate with voters.

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/11/04/ky-senate-election-results/18482005/

  76. Voting

    We may all be the biggest losers if she decides screw it.

    ———-
    It will be America’s loss if Hillary doesn’t run.
    It will be women’s loss if Hillary doesn’t run.

    This loss will lay at the feet of all the people that pushed her to the back of the bus to let the Hope and Change fraud camp out in the Whitehouse with bridezilla.

    We all know who they were, the same people that destroyed the Democratic Party.

    We all see the anger of the American voter tonight. For the first time in 6 years…we are not alone.

  77. OH my Warehouse553 you must not think that that way. You asked Does the Dem disaster tonight neutralize Elizabeth Warren from even contemplating running?

    The way an Obama Dimocrat thinks is “this is proof Elizabeth Warren must run.” “We need someone who will be farther to the left and even less experienced that Barack Obama to be our candidate.”

    In case you think we are wrong, check out this diary from tonight at DailyKooks:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/04/1341876/-Lesson-Learned-Run-Hillary-a-Republican-Wins-2016-poll

    Lesson Learned: Run Hillary, a Republican Wins 2016 (poll)

    That’s the main lesson from tonight.

    Around here, there’s no shortage of recognition of the fact that running away from Dem accomplishments is nearly as stupid as the average Republican voter. Which is saying quite a lot.

    It never, ever works. And Hillary has already demonstrated repeatedly – before even declaring; oh, boy, wait till she does – that she thinks putting distance between her and PBO is a good idea. She trashed him in her book and then went on every talk show in the land to mince words about it. Her message was clear: I may have worked for him, but it was awful watching him screw things up that I would have done better.

    It’s a losing strategy, and one she is not equipped not to adopt. She will shoot herself in our foot over and over again and show that Dems lack backbone and commitment and instead stand ready to apologize and beg for another chance to do better.

    Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing to answer if she voted for Obama? What a hamhanded over calculation that was. [snip]

    Hillary has already started badmouthing the president who, instead of consigning her to the background, as he could have, instead magnanimously made her Secretary of State.

    The only candidate who makes any sense is Elizabeth Warren, a woman of conviction and principle.

    If we don’t run on conviction and principle, we’re toast. We should have learned that by now, and if we don’t learn it tonight, we have it coming.

    Hillary in 2016? We’ll have another night like tonight to look forward to, just much, much worse. We need a real Democrat.

    Such is the mind of a DailyKook.

  78. “The only candidate who makes any sense is Elizabeth Warren, a woman of conviction and principle.”

    ___________________________________________________

    This is your brain on drugs…..

  79. If you saw the movie Doctor Zhivago then you may recall a scene where the Russian aristocrats are assembled in a glorious ball room mixing and mingling. Whereupon, a crowd assembles in the street below and commences singing, as it marches toward a line of mounted Cossacks with swords drawn. At that moment, the aristocrats stop socializing and listen with a grim sense of foreboding. Finally, Kamaravsky (Rod Steiger) breaks asks I wonder if they will learn to sing in tune after the revolution.

    So tonight, you find yourself in Washington DC sitting in the bar of the Mayflower Hotel, the Hay Adams, or the Willard (whose lobby was populated by special interests who hoped to button hole president Grant on his way to the bar–from whence commeth the term lobbyist), and you are listening to piano music and reflecting on the result of this election. You know in your heart, that you have been cutting a fat hog here in Washington and that this town has become during the imperious reign of Obama what Tom Browkaw described as The New Versailles, where you are nobody if you do not drive a Tessela, and you know all this wealth which has flowed into your pocket has come out of the pockets of the American People who live outside the Beltway.

    You might say to yourself don’t worry. This is just a new political cycle. But if you were really smart you might say, maybe this is the beginning of the end. Because with 92 Americans of working age not working and unable to find work, with millions of American jobs shipped overseas, business as usual won’t cut it any more. Jennifer Rubin–the token conservative on the Washpo staff said the reason she lives far away from Washington is because she does not want to be there when the house of cards comes tumbling down. Clearly, the message to the elites must be the one Peggy Noonan described. If they cannot grasp this situation, if they cannot see that a tipping point has been reached, then they will be no better off than those Russian aristocrats.

  80. Warren, a person of conviction and principle?

    Principle is when you claim to be a Native American, and you never were one.

  81. admin

    November 5, 2014 at 12:41 am

    ***********************

    the kids are going to have to face reality…and get an intro to karma…

  82. wbboei
    November 5, 2014 at 1:24 am
    If you saw the movie Doctor Zhivago

    —-
    Either your mind is like a steal trap, that remembers every detail or you have watched the movie multiple times, and still recall every detail.

    All I remember is the snow and the love scenes. 😉

  83. The only candidate who makes any sense is Elizabeth Warren, a woman of conviction and principle.”
    ————————-
    Yes indeed.

    And she sure has the resume to prove it.

    Played the affirmative action game with phony credentials.

    A non entity in the senate.

    On what meat doth this ninny feed that she has grown so great?

    As Mondale would say before he put everybody to sleep:

    Where’s the beef?

  84. Only 15.8 of the vote counted in the Mia Love house race. She’s ahead.

    Also, that Bruce Braley House seat vacated when he decided to run for senate is now held by a Republican.

  85. Lizzie Borden Warren is the progressive’s answer to Pet Rock.

    It can be anything I want it to be, provided I can get other people to just believe me.

    Big media: let me help you spread that the lie. The bigger the better. We did this with Obama. So we know how to do it.

  86. Admin,

    I can’t believe what I just read. How can they think running farther to the left could possibly help party. There is no way security moms or men will feel the country is safe under a President Warren!

  87. “UTAH –Republican Mia Love has defeated Democrat Doug Owens in the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District.

    The campaign manager for Doug Owens tells FOX 13 News’ Caroline Connolly that Love has won the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District by a margin of 50 percent to 46 percent.

    Doug Owens tweeted at 11:25 p.m. that he had called Mia Love to concede the race.”

    http://fox13now.com/2014/11/04/the-race-for-utahs-4th-congressional-district/

    NOW I can go to sleep happy!

  88. Either your mind is like a steal trap
    ——————
    No shadow, its surely not that. It is the hard apple cider–a kiss sweeter than wine. 12.5 percent alcohol. A perfect way to celebrate a glorious day, watching messiah obama and his big media whores get shallacked. They must be elated at FOX. Wish I could be at their party to celebrate. Now that big media has been repudiated Carvalle and Begala need to get ready. Caddell too–I think the world of that guy–brass balls, no pussy footing around.

  89. Lets get sober for a minute.

    Only in the theater of the absurd does Lizzie Boren Warren become a candidate/

    Part of me sneers at the mention of that.

    And part of me says, if that is what the progressives wants, then

    As Napoleon said–never interrupt an enemy in the middle of a mistake.

  90. Does anybody know what happened in VA? How could that race have been so close without anybody knowing? And more importantly, does Gillespie have any path to victory with a recount?

  91. By morning I will know whether hard apple cider gives you the same kind of hangover as a gin martini.

    God almighty I hope not.

  92. imho…if hillary is smart she could be perfectly positioned in 2016..by then we will have had two years of republican control and definitely Obama fatigue…

    people will be wanting a change…the repubs may well have overplayed their hand by then…either way…

    ..if hillary runs as a Clinton Democrat…a common sense moderate/centrist/New Dem…whatever you want to call it…someone who calls it straight and for heaven’s sake…someone who pays attention to the middle class and works on rebuilding it and working toward encouraging creation of jobs and income … instead of bankrupting the struggling middle class so that all they are is a cash register for the whims of the left and to pay for everything for everyone else with nothing left for their own families…if Hillary works on restoring the American dream…because most people feel it is slipping away…she has a good chance…she will need to lead the democratic party into new branding…and lead them to start acting like the adults are back in charge…and importantly…get the executive branch and congress back to work…and producing results…if she tracks left she will date herself and she will not get very far…

    she has a good shot…if she makes excuses for O or the failure of the last 6 years or just says things for the hell of it…she will really hurt her chances…

  93. This idea that Warren is presidential material is floridly delusional.

    I strongly encourage the progressives to run that one up the flag pole

    On the assumption that the flagpole will tip over

    Timber!!!!

    And fall on them.

    It is one of the most ridiculous ideas I have ever heard.

  94. Truth oozing out which confirms most of our reporting:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/battle-for-the-senate-how-the-gop-did-it/2014/11/04/a8df6f7a-62c7-11e4-bb14-4cfea1e742d5_story.html

    While Republicans were moving to address their problems, Democrats were trying to overcome problems of their own — including difficulties with a White House suspicious of their leadership and protective of the president’s reputation, his political network and his biggest donors.

    After years of tension between President Obama and his former Senate colleagues, trust between Democrats at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue had eroded. A fight between the White House and Senate Democrats over a relatively small sum of money had mushroomed into a major confrontation.

    At a March 4 Oval Office meeting, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and other Senate leaders pleaded with Obama to transfer millions in party funds and to also help raise money for an outside group. “We were never going to get on the same page,” said David Krone, Reid’s chief of staff. “We were beating our heads against the wall.”

    The tension represented something more fundamental than money — it was indicative of a wider resentment among Democrats in the Capitol of how the president was approaching the election and how, they felt, he was dragging them down. All year on the trail, Democratic incumbents would be pounded for administration blunders beyond their control — the disastrous rollout of the health-care law, problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, undocumented children flooding across the border, Islamic State terrorism and fears about Ebola.

    As these issues festered, many Senate Democrats would put the onus squarely on the president — and they were keeping their distance from him.

    The president’s approval rating is barely 40 percent,” Krone said. “What else more is there to say? . . . He wasn’t going to play well in North Carolina or Iowa or New Hampshire. I’m sorry. It doesn’t mean that the message was bad, but sometimes the messenger isn’t good.”

    This account of the battle for the Senate is based on four dozen extensive interviews with candidates, campaign operatives, party leaders and super PAC strategists on both sides, as well as current and former White House advisers. Several officials were granted anonymity to speak candidly in advance of Election Day.

    From the outset of the campaign, Republicans had a simple plan: Don’t make mistakes, and make it all about Obama, Obama, Obama. Every new White House crisis would bring a new Republican ad. And every Democratic incumbent would be attacked relentlessly for voting with the president 97 or 98 or 99 percent of the time.

    But none of that would work if Republicans did not get the right candidates, a basic tenet that had eluded them in recent elections. [snip]

    The question was, could Obama voters become Democratic voters?”

    Another question hung over the party, as well: Could the White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill work together? [snip]

    But what the White House saw as deference and support, Senate Democrats viewed as “lip service,” in the words of Krone.

    This past Sunday, two days before Election Day, Krone sat at a mahogany conference table in the majority leader’s stately suite just off the Senate floor and shared with Washington Post reporters his notes of White House meetings. Reid’s top aide wanted to show just how difficult he thought it had been to work with the White House.

    With Democrats under assault from Republican super-PAC ads, Reid and his lieutenants, Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), went to the Oval Office on March 4 to ask Obama for help. They wanted him to transfer millions of dollars from the Democratic National Committee to the DSCC, a relatively routine transaction.

    Beyond that, they had a more provocative request — they wanted Obama to help raise money for the Senate Majority PAC, an outside group run by former Reid advisers.

    Despite his deep aversion to super PACs, Obama in early 2012 reluctantly sanctioned Priorities USA, a super PAC set up to back his reelection, and allowed White House and campaign officials to appear at the group’s fundraisers. But Reid and Senate Democrats thought the president was not giving the same level of support for Senate Majority PAC.

    Lawyers negotiated for months over legal minutia, with Obama’s counselors insisting that the president appear only as a guest and do no donor solicitation, which would have violated federal law. After Obama appeared at two Senate Majority PAC events — June 17 in New York and July 22 in Seattle — the president’s lawyers demanded that no staffer follow up with the donors for at least seven days.

    These contingencies were so strict, Krone argued, that it would be fruitless to involve the president at all. “They were setting the rules as they saw fit,” he said. “For some reason, they hid behind a lot of legal issues.

    The White House maintains that it was prudent in protecting the presidency and avoid any appearances of a quid pro quo. The senior White House official voiced displeasure with Senate Majority PAC’s methods: “They were calling Obama donors who we had long relationships with and making asks that annoyed the donors.”

    The disagreements underscored a long-held contention on Capitol Hill that Obama’s political operation functioned purely for the president’s benefit and not for his party’s, although Obama allies note that the president shared with the Senate campaigns his massive lists of volunteer data and supporters’ e-mail addresses, considered by his advisers to be sacred documents.

    All year, Obama traveled frequently to raise money for the party. On June 17, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough offered to increase Obama’s appearances at DSCC fundraisers and to give donors access to the president through a “Dinner with Barack” contest and high-dollar roundtable discussions.

    But Krone said McDonough told him there would be no cash transfer to the DSCC, because the DNC still had to retire its 2012 debt. On Sept. 9, Reid pressured Obama to take out a loan at the DNC to fund a DSCC transfer, Krone said. The DNC did open a line of credit and sent the DSCC a total of $5 million, beginning with $500,000 on Sept. 15 and following with $1.5 million installments on Sept. 30, Oct. 15 and Oct. 24.

    I don’t think that the political team at the White House truly was up to speed and up to par doing what needed to get done,” Krone said.

    The feeling about Krone in the West Wing was mutual. Although married to Alyssa Mastromonaco, one of Obama’s closest aides until she left in March, Krone was seen as an antagonist. He acknowledged that was his prescribed part: “Guy [Cecil] could be a good cop, and I was the bad cop.”

    The senior White House official said, “David was complicating things significantly in our ability to work with the Senate.” The official said a “fundamental game changer” that “broke trust” came in August, when a story in the New York Times included unflattering details about the president from an Oval Office meeting. White House officials, famous for their loathing of leaks, believed Krone was behind the story.

    Krone said that the White House “likes to cast aspersions and point fingers at us.”

    No member of the Democratic caucus screwed up the rollout of that health-care Web site,” Krone added, “yet they paid the price — every one of them.”

    Exasperating matters was Obama’s Oct. 2 speech in Chicago, in which he handed every Republican admaker fresh material that fit perfectly with their message: “I am not on the ballot this fall. . . . But make no mistake — these policies are on the ballot, every single one of them.”

    It took about 12 seconds for every reporter, every race, half of the Obama world to say that was probably not the right thing to say,” said a senior Democratic official.

    It was so problematic that many Democrats wondered whether Obama meant to say it. He did. “It is amazing that it was in the speech,” the official said. “It wasn’t ad-libbed.” [snip]

    With the field aligned against them, Democrats banked on their celebrated digital and data supremacy to stay in the game. The DSCC spent $60 million on its “Bannock Street Project” to maximize turnout of the “Obama coalition” — blacks, Latinos, unmarried women and young people. The committee hired former Obama 2012 campaign officials, including Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, Stephanie Cutter and Teddy Goff, to guide the effort.

    But the Republicans were catching up. The RNC spread young staffers and 18 regional political directors across the country, armed with new mobile applications to better coordinate volunteers’ door-knocking and to feed fresh data into the party’s models.

    Americans for Prosperity, a super PAC funded largely by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, also emphasized early voting. AFP spent upwards of $60 million on its own ground game, hiring 500 paid field staffers in pivotal races.

  95. admin
    November 5, 2014 at 2:30 am

    It won’t be long now Warehouse553:

    With 55.1% of the vote in, Sullivan has 50% to 44.5% Begich.

    —————–

  96. Another GOP win….

    LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Rep. Steven Horsford says he has conceded the race for the 4th Congressional District. Cresent Hardy wins.

  97. http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/virginia-senate-results-2014-ed-gillespie-mark-warner-112523.html?hp=f3

    Democratic Sen. Mark Warner is clinging to a small lead over Republican Ed Gillespie in an unexpectedly tight Virginia Senate race.

    With nearly all precincts reporting, about 13,000 votes separated the two men — with Warner edging Gillespie by less than 1 percent of the vote. [snip]

    Warner made a brief victory speech on Tuesday night, despite the fact that the Associated Press still considers the race too close to call. [snip]

    Virginia law does not have an automatic recount process but allows the loser in any race decided by less than a 1-percent margin to request one.

    Gillespie declined to concede in brief remarks to supporters, urging patience with the final vote tallies and the few remaining outstanding precincts.

  98. What do you suppose louie guiterrez thinks about all this? He calls himself the George Washington and Abraham Lincoln of all illegals. He will try to put the pressure on Obama, and so will Suckerberg to make good on his promise to grant blanket amnesty to 34 million illegal aliens. Will the defiant Obama do it after all this? Only his drug dealer knows for sure.

  99. Former Senator Tom Harkin has a profile which resembles the Stonehenge. He answered the call of duty and came to the aid of Bruce Bayley. He spoke eloquently from the podium until he put both feet in his mouth. In the end, he helped elect not Blaley but Blayley’s opponent.Blayey and ended up putting both feet in his mouth thereby helping not Blayley but Blayley’s opponent Joni Ernst. After the laughing died down and he was asked about it he gave a classic defense, i.e. I am only human, but even if I am not human I did not mean what I said, but even if I am human, did mean what I said, the woman I slandered ran a great campaign. Well, Tom, that sort of defense did not work for Eichman so what makes you think you are special. The bottom line is you got a candidate elected. So what if she was from the other party. Tom can retire in a state of grace and when someone asks him about this . . mishap, he can batt his eyes like Scarlette Ohara and say Oh Fiddle dee.

  100. pariah:

    a person who is avoided or not accepted by a social group, esp. because he or she is not liked, respected, or trusted; an outcast
    ——————–
    At this point, that is what Messiah Obama must look like to many in his party.

  101. fucking shaheen. my only hope is that the GOP sweep will guarantee a legal pursuit of her involvement in the IRS targeting scandal and make her life hell.

  102. Management at the Empire State Building NYC waved buh bye too. Beautiful pictures.
    Empire State Building Goes Red as Republicans Take Senate
    The Empire State Building was blanketed in red as Republicans took control of the Senate during Tuesday’s midterm elections. Earlier on Tuesday, lines of red and blue representing Republican and Democratic seats in the Senate illuminated the building.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/photo/empire-state-building-goes-red-republicans-take-senate-n241676

  103. Mitch is made out to be savior of GOP. This admits T Party deemed undesirable and weeded out.
    Battle for the Senate: How the GOP did it

    11/4/14.
    One night in early September, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called a longtime colleague, Sen. Pat Roberts, from his living room in Louisville, furious about the 78-year-old Republican’s fumbling andlethargic reelection campaign.
    Roberts had raised a paltry $62,000 in August. He was airing no ads. His campaign staff, mostly college students, had gone back to school. Most worrisome, McConnell had in his hands a private polling memo predicting Roberts would lose in Kansas — an alarming possibility that could cost the GOP a Senate majority.
    McConnell was blunt. A shake-up was needed. Roberts unleashed a flurry of expletives at McConnell. Ultimately, though, the ex-Marine gave in. The next day, he led campaign manager Leroy Towns, 70, a retired college professor and confidant, into a Topeka conference room and fired him. There were tears. “It hurt,” Towns said.
    Eleven hundred miles away in Richmond, Va., Chris LaCivita, a hard-charging Republican fixer, was on his back deck picking apart steamed crabs and drinking beer with friends when he got the order to fly to Kansas. The Republican rescue was underway.

    From the outset of the campaign, Republicans had a simple plan: Don’t make mistakes, and make it all about Obama, Obama, Obama. Every new White House crisis would bring a new Republican ad. And every Democratic incumbent would be attacked relentlessly for voting with the president 97 or 98 or 99 percent of the time.
    But none of that would work if Republicans did not get the right candidates, a basic tenet that had eluded them in recent elections. This time, party officials pushed bad candidates out, recruited and coached contenders with broad appeal and resuscitated two flailing incumbents, Roberts and Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi.
    Snip
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/battle-for-the-senate-how-the-gop-did-it/2014/11/04/a8df6f7a-62c7-11e4-bb14-4cfea1e742d5_story.html

    Yet speeches allow hope for conservative causes. Even Reid said the people want us to work together. (GretaWire)
    Wonder how long that will last.

  104. Is Christie running, or has his twitter acct been hacked?
    I’ll be on in the 7am hour w/ @TODAYshow, @CBSThisMorning & @GMA. Then at 7:30am @foxandfriends & 8am @newday talking last night’s results.

  105. So if my calculations are correct, the Republicans flipped NINE Senate seats if you count the upcoming jungle ass kicking of poor old Mary Landrieu. I think she knew she didn’t have a chance so went out in a blaze of DC Democratic group think glory insulting her own constituents to up the lobbying dollars down the road. She doesn’t have to worry about selling a house in New Orleans since she rents a “room” from her parents.

    AK, IA, NC, WV (will Manchin flip too now?), AR, MT, CO, SD and LA. NH didn’t but they may wish they did when Shaheen’s complicity in the IRS scandal starts getting dug out by a Republican congress. And VA almost elected someone they don’t like over someone they do simply because of Obola. Senator Wind Sock King of Maine may “choose” to caucus with Republicans which is so cute. The number of Republican votes in the Senate may be even higher than the election indicates. Obola, his financiers, his lock step voting Democrats office holders, media zombies and his party apparatchiks got an ass beating.

    Bill and Hill are as of this morning the unelected heads of the Democratic party. My question is do they want to be? Their reputations are intact and the “told you so” value of the implosion is priceless. They tried. But not too hard (LOL) and put on a good enough show. Purging the party to make it functional would be a lot of work. And a lot of ex-Democrats are not coming back. Do they want to do it after they stop laughing?

  106. Manchin would vote for bills that help coal, energy, etc. Immigration reform, perhaps a bill to allow “some” of those here to stay BUT he better NOT back Obama on a massive flow of just the open border like it is now. WVA will wait and see on how he does, but the writing is on the wall. Represent OUR interests of this state or we will show you the door

  107. ” the “told you so” value of the implosion is priceless. They tried. But not too hard (LOL) and put on a good enough show. Purging the party to make it functional would be a lot of work. And a lot of ex-Democrats are not coming back. Do they want to do it after they stop laughing?”

    ________________

    Priceless, Mormaer. Simply priceless.

  108. dot48 – daily caller has a post on that. Here is one piece of their assertion:
    snip Even if the press intentionally misses this message, the pols and their advisers won’t. Do you think that, say, Oregon’s Democratic Senator Ron Wyden will be eager to vote on the Son of Gang of 8 next year? He’s up in 2016. Yesterday, his state’s voters rejected a bill to provide drivers’ licenses to illegals — it lost by a margin of 68 to 32, with more votes cast against it than were cast in favor of any candidate. It lost big in Democratic areas and lost in Republican areas. I don’t think Wyden wants to vote for another “comprehensive” bill. snip
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/11/05/what-schumer-wrought/

  109. Local stalwarts of the “Democrat” bastain here in the southern part of WVA fell to Repubs. Truman Chafin lost, Nick Jo Rahall lost .. that vote for Carbon Tax he tried to run away from but the coal miners might not be the most educated in college but we are pretty smart in a lot more ways.

  110. “Will the defiant Obama do it after all this? Only his drug dealer knows for sure.”
    ____________

    I think there’s little doubt that he will try. The Dims found out last night that Americans don’t want the country to be transformed after the fashion their Dear Leader had in mind. The New Dim Coalition coalesces no longer. The Obama-Dims have exploited African Americans and women and depended upon their votes. But now it’s becoming clear that women can no longer be counted on to do as the Dims say. Obama and his Dims have to find another group to exploit and from whom to garner votes.

    O won’t give up on his amnesty plan unless made to do so. He won’t face the newly elected senate and house until January. My guess is that he and his followers will be scheming their asses off until then, working to pull this off.

  111. What will Obama do for the next two years? He will do everything to make it difficult for the Democratic party (read Hillary) to have a chance at the WH in 2016. Bush did it naturally with his stupidity but Obama will do it deliberately — all he has to do is steer to the far left and appease his miniscule base doing the things that the rest of the country does not agree with and by George, he will do it. By 2016, the country will be as tired of him and the Dem party as they were in 2008 with Bush and the R party — a dog with a Democrat label would have got elected to the WH in 2008, that is how bad Bush ran his party to the ground. The challenge for Hillary (and BC) and reasonable Dems in the party is to stop that from happening in time for 2016. What will they do?

  112. Lanny brings it home. Tells it like it is, and gives the Obam-Dims an ass-whipping. Take that Donna, Nancy, Harry, Teddy, and all the the other back stabbing, cheating, sorry jackals who conspired to kill democracy. They destroyed the Democratic Party in the process.

    It is morning in America again!
    ____________

    By Lanny J. Davis – 11/05/14 12:43 AM EST

    We Democrats lost the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night for many reasons. But I believe the most important reason is that is we ran away from who we are and what we stand for.

    Too many of our candidates and our party leaders thought we could win by telling voters how bad and nasty the Republicans were, without saying what we Democrats were for.

    Ever since Bill Clinton’s campaign and election in 1992, we Democrats have been willing to redefine our approach to problems. We recognized that the time for big government was over, that government was not the answer to all problems, and indeed, the private sector was the key engine for economic growth and jobs. But while Clinton ran and governed as a “New Democrat,” that did not mean he believed this country needed two Republican parties. To the contrary.

    Of course, going forward the Democratic Party must look to the future — all elections are about the future. But we need to remind all Americans, and maybe even more so ourselves, where we came from: the core principles and programs of our last seven Democratic presidents, from FDR to Obama.

    (snip)

    http://www.thehill.com

  113. To qualify;

    I think Lanny pays obligatory homage to all Dem presidents in this article, including O and Carter – neither of whom deserve it, although I think Carter was/is a decent man, in spite of being a crappy president. Obama is neither an honorable man nor a good president.

    I am glad that Lanny gave Clinton the recognition he deserved, and reinded Dims that at one time the party stood for reaching out to Americans whose rights had been denied and who were in need of help. The progressives wanted and tried to insert government into every aspect of life. They would have the government own the people – not the people consent to be governed by the laws set forth for that purpose. And if necessary, because the progressives in the Dim Party were so sure that they were so much more intellectual, and their ideals were superior, they attempted to circumvent even election laws in order to install the president of their choosing.

    That’s not the American way. If it has become the American way, we need to change that. Their are other countries that govern in the manner progressives prefer.

    Rather than change America to the point that it’s unrecognizable to most of the people who inhabit it, the progs should just move to one of the countries that better fits their ideology. I’m sure we could start a fund to help them relocate.

  114. Frequenting some of my old haunts this morning and the meme is still that the Repubs are obstructing the whole Dim party….how can people honestly be dumb enough to believe this shit when Harry Reid will NOT take the bills up and they have not had a budget since Obama took office. HOW can supposedly “well educated” elite people fall for this party shit, hook line and sinker. They even believe Obamacare still is “good” for the country and refuse to call it that referring to to ACA that “guarantees” women preventative health care … sometimes having a college education means absolutely NOTHING. I still have not purchased the premium being $692 per month wth outrageous deductibles and co pays. I will self insure

  115. O says a big F**k You to America. Why should he compromise? Hell, a few states that never really approved of him to begin with have now elected Republican senators and reps. Big woop. Obama don’t give a damn about no stinkin’ Americans who won’t submit and grant him the props he deserves.

    ___________

    No Obama pivot after midterms

    Despite losing the Senate, Obama doesn’t think too much should be read into results.

    By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN | 11/5/14 1:46 AM EST

    Voters demanded change from Washington on Tuesday, and Republicans say it’s now up to President Barack Obama to deliver it.

    But don’t count on that happening.

    The White House that emerges after the midterm elections won’t look, act or sound drastically different than the one battered for months by Republicans and abandoned by Democrats desperate to hang onto power. The president will seek some common ground with Republicans, but there are limits to how far Obama wants to go — and Senate Democrats will let him go.

    Despite losing the Senate, Obama doesn’t think too much should be read into election results from a handful of states that never approved of his job performance in the first place. Obama acknowledges that he needs to do better, and he will make modest adjustments to his staffing, messaging and legislative strategy in response. But he won’t pivot to the right, as he did after his self-proclaimed shellacking in 2010, White House officials said in interviews this week.

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    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/2014-elections-barack-obama-112564.html#ixzz3IChjU52w

  116. I like Lanny too as we meet him at Clinton Library open, and he told my wife and If recall correctly him telling us he was very close with Hillary before Bill. However, the article gives to much respect to the incompetent Carter and the now rejected agenda of Obama.

  117. freespirit November 5, 2014 at 8:13 am

    “Will the defiant Obama do it after all this? Only his drug dealer knows for sure.”

    The article admin posted yesterday contained a short paragraph looking further into the future reaction of Obama, which admin snipped. It reads:

    … after he leaves office, we’ll be treated to an unprecedented revisionism tour, framing him as facing a political environment tougher than anything since Abraham Lincoln; how Republican opposition was all about racism, but he held back saying so to protect the American people from that fractious debate; how Hillary and the Clinton team was always working against him and key staffers were in cahoots with her all along. Get ready, because we’ll be hearing this for years.

  118. Shadowfax November 5, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Hillary is the Dims only hope in 2016, if she runs to the center.

    She’s in the center already because that’s where she’s been since her Senate days.

    The problem now is that the country is not in the center. It is squarely on the right.

    I have read that the secular trend in the US is 40% right wing, 40% centrist and 20% leftist. You may not agree with that, but it seems about right to me. So the “center” is actually “center-right.”

    !…….20 L…..!…………….40 C…………….!…………….40 R……………..!

    In 2014, we have the same situation now as in 2006, when Dubya was turned into a lame duck president by a Democratic takeover of Congress. At that time (2006), the country had turned away from its right-wing position as expressed by the neocon Dubya and shifted leftward to the center.

    With the country in the center during 2007-8, it was clear (to me, anyway) that 2008 was Hillary’s year. Instead, we headed off into a left-wing adventure.

    Now 2006 has come around full swing and the country is back in its natural right-center rut.

    So, there seems to be an opening again for HRC. The problem for her is that the left wing sees her as right wing and the right wing sees her as a leftist, and she’s back to being “America’s most divisive politician,” which is where her opponents want her.

    In my view, this situation spells a right-wing wave in 2016.

  119. freespirit November 5, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Rather than change America to the point that it’s unrecognizable to most of the people who inhabit it, the progs should just move to one of the countries that better fits their ideology. I’m sure we could start a fund to help them relocate.

    I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember the bumper stickers “America: Love it or Leave it” but your statement above is equivalent to that, 40 years later.

    The stickers were a reaction by middle America to the Vietnam war protests. Anyone who was against the war was considered unpatriotic and was invited to leave. Some (like me) did; but the vast majority stayed, put up with the war, were drafted and dragged into it, paid for it, and in the end were proven right: we were defeated because we should never have been there in the first place.

    The progressives you despise made the mistake of backing Obama over a much more qualified candidate, mainly for love of his skin color and smooth talk. But inviting them to leave the country because they’re “effete intellectual snobs” (Agnew’s phrase for us) who want to change things that you’d like to keep the same is unjustified because it is un-American.

    The progressives are a small minority now. Live and let live.

  120. a few things:

    …so happy to hear Sandra Fluke and her ‘war on women’ went down

    …hope the Dems will now stop with that insulting rhetoric…they sound like they are still using VHS tapes…fast forward people and stop using women as a talking point…in fact, take a look at the strong and diverse repub women that just won…they are not preaching like they are babysitters for women…

    …where is DWS today?

    …if O dares his ‘one man show – Obama amnesty plan’ the AA community needs to speak up and be heard because they are going to be hurt even more by O…there will be no jobs … and no…nada…none…low paying jobs so forget about protesting…more flim flam – which box is the prize under…

    …heard one of the pundits on MSNBC this morning actually say that ‘Hillary would be the old lady on the ticket’

    …imo…the country is center right…it is not far right…and people are worried and many afraid for their families and future…if the repubs overplay their hand they will be voted out…the dims overplayed theirs and got taken out…

    …this is where Hillary’s opening comes in…she can be the “voice of reason” the leader…the navigator…but if she goes left she is going to sound out of touch…common sense and restore the middle class…rebuild the american dream so we can pass it on…stop…please stop…dividing people…stop blaming and the identity politics…take a page…a chapter…a book…from Bill and update to these times…

    …if the dims think they are going to run Warren of all people instead of Hillary they are just masochists and want more punishment…

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