Ted Stevens and Don Young are both leading in Alaska with about 40% of the votes counted. Unfortunately, there’s no precinct-by-precinct data available yet, so there’s no way to know how likely they are to win.
. . . 11:00 AST. Fuck. Stevens has a 3000-vote lead with 66% of precincts reporting. This state sucks.
…Wow, I hadn’t even read this when I made that image:
At this point I still think it is likely that Obama will pull a victory, but it is not the landslide predicted. But don’t be surprised that many in the mainstream media will try to sell that nonsense. He may reach a 300 electoral vote victory but the popular vote is likely to be much closer.
I am betting that Obama, along with Senator Majority Leader Reid and House Speaker Pelosi will buy in to the landslide nonsense and claim a mandate to pursue their agenda. But this is not 1932, and FDR has not vanquished Hoover. The Republicans have cleaned out a lot of deadwood that needed to go and are likely to start rebuilding around themes and issues that are garnering enthusiastic support for Republican Governors in Alaska, Louisiana, and Minnesota.
We are a divided nation and there is no clear consensus to lurch to the left. But I suspect that Reid and Pelosi will overplay their hand. Two years from now we will be back here wondering how the Democrats could have squandered their seemingly insurmountable hold on power.
What do you think?
I think that’s some first-rate douchebaggery. I know that Obama just asked us all to greet this moment with some maturity and humility, but jeezus pleezus…
Thank you. Thank you for giving us Sarah Palin. If it hadn’t been for your barely literate tirades about how you wouldn’t vote for Barack Obama until he came to your house and personally apologized for that guy who was being a dick to you in the comments at Daily Kos, we wouldn’t have had Sarah. We probably would have won anyway, but nevetheless, this is for you:
And remember; the “kill whitey” tape is still out there!
I would suggest that Rob’s forthcoming cruel division of PUMAs start with this classic. For the next four years, I hope we can all remember that not only is making words out of “Obama” the sign of a truly great wit, it gets funnier and funnier every time you do it.
I’m thinking that Bush has become very competitive for the title of worst President ever (look out, James Buchanan!), but is there any doubt that he’s the worst ever to serve two full terms? Is there anyone even mildly competitive?