From the daily archives: Thursday, November 6, 2008

It wasn’t about fear and loathing, like the Republicans tried to make it. It was about hope, unity, and the future. It was about this:

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Fox News throwing Sarah Palin under the bus. Revealing, among other things, that she doesn’t know which countries signed the NAFTA agreement and that Africa is a continent and not a country.

They also reveal that she refused to accept help preparing for the Katie Couric interview.

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Rasmussen is out with the first approval ratings for Barack Obama.

40% Strongly Approve and 32% Strongly Disapprove – giving him “a net rating of eight on the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Approval Index.”

Bush, on the other hand, is at 13% Strongly Approve / 49% Strongly Disapprove putting him at -36 on the Presidential Approval Index.

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Anti-American liberals?

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To anyone who ever said I’m “anti-American” because I’m a liberal, and thus think we could do a better job… fuck you. If you think there are “pro-America” parts of this country (implying that there are areas that are not “pro-America”)… fuck you.

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Two years ago I spent way too much time worrying about the race for Ohio’s 15th congressional district (where I live). The race between Mary Jo Kilroy and Deb Pryce became pretty nasty and the results were amazingly close.

And even though we were winning back important State-wide offices that year, I wanted a Democrat representing me in Congress and I was worried I wouldn’t get it.

It would have been much easier if Pryce just got a clear win and the whole thing was over on election night. But that didn’t happen.

Instead Kilroy refused to concede because […]

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Political Capital

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In 2004 Bush was proud to have actually won the popular vote (62,028,285 – 59,028,109) and the election with an EV margin of 35 (286 – 251). He arrogantly proclaimed that he had earned “political capital” and intended to spend it. Boy did he.

For the math savants that’s a 3,000,176 vote difference.

So what does more than double that buy you? Obama won the popular vote by 7,242,818 votes. He won the Electoral College by 187 (349 – 162) as of now.

Just how much cash does he have to spend? Smells like mandate to me!

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