99 thoughts on “The morning after the morning after.”

  1. NYTimes best of late night:

    With ballots still being counted in key states on Wednesday, late-night hosts shared America’s stress as they waited to hear who’d won the presidential election. “Seriously, today felt like waking up with a hangover and realizing you’re still at the bar,” Jimmy Fallon said on “The Tonight Show.”
    Jimmy Kimmel echoed Fallon’s exhaustion, saying the past day had been a “pollercoaster of emotions and nausea.”

  2. So, one thing that’s clear to me, now, is that just about half of the electorate not only doesn’t want to be held to a higher standard, they resent even the notion of it.  
     
    Might behoove Dems to operate with that understanding, going forward.

    i do have positive take-aways, but i’ll save them for if and when🙏

  3. It is time to see what number crunchers are coming up with regarding precinct voting numbers.  After last election a precinct that voted for me with several hundred over my opponents in 2007 had 0 (zero) votes for me in 2009.  Stuff like that is not normal.  This iis what the people looking at the numbers should spot.

  4. the guardian:

    This table shows an estimate for the amount of votes remaining to be counted in each state where the winner is not yet known, and the number of votes separating the current leading candidate from the second-placed party (the margin). Taken together the two things suggest how much scope there is for the positions to change in the final count.

    State Votes left to count (est.) Current margin Current leader
      % votes  
    Georgia 2% 100,000 +18,098 Trump
    North Carolina 6% 348,000 +76,701 Trump
    Pennsylvania 11% 784,000 +164,418 Trump
    Nevada 25% 398,000 +7,647 Biden
    Alaska 50% 191,000 +54,610 Trump

  5. Education and teachers wouldn’t hurt.  And if you want your own little insulated godariffic private school, then you and god pay for it.

  6. 2 of the elections that Democrats had lost here in Michigan when I woke up yesterday, they have now won after all the votes have been counted.

  7. Here on the island during the time of Obama 3 brand new public schools were constructed.  Elementary, Middle, and High School.   They tore down the ‘39 version of the planter’s high school, tore down the ‘50’s cinder block separate but equal segregated school, and put up big brick buildings that a kid could be proud to attend.   It’s time for them to go to work.   DeVos be gone.

  8. Every time someone brings up reparations, I have to agree with them that something is owed for 400 years of free labor and continuing prejudice and persecution.  The only way I can think of somehow fixing things is absolutely perfect schools with every known assistance of teachers, equipment, and facilities that the public can provide from kindergarten through either college or technical degree.  Whatever the complexion, it would go a long way to wiping out a sad history that persecuted blacks and convinced lower income whites to hate them so that the wealthy &  powerful could stay in charge.   

  9. The senmjldr has stated he will revive the Obama no-play book when Biden is president.  What a surprise.  Due to all that is going on Biden will spend a lotof time cleaning house, he has a long list of qualified people who can be “acting” leads.

  10. Mitch’s tactic  just ain’t going to work anymore.   He’s done.  And please let’s have a breather before the down with Nancy chants go up.   She’s been irreplaceable the last 4 years and She is irreplaceable at this time and place.

  11. Sturgeone – Speaker Pelosi has continued to run the House in a manner that deserves awards.  The Dems did not lose senate races because of her.  In most cases the Dems did very well, just not enough to overcome what is now a nasty political party.

  12. Down in Florida, we called the glass-walled facility where citizens could become one with the counters the Glasnost Room.
    Here in Columbia I was deeply disappointed that my senatorial candidate lost to Trump’s golfing buddy.

  13. I guess I felt the same way about linsey-woolsey this time as I did the first time he won.   He’s still just a little schmuck.

  14. He ran against a real human in his first race and won, just like this time.     South Carolina, what a pain in the ass you are.

  15. https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/05/investing/dow-stock-market-election/index.html
    “…investors are hoping Joe Biden will take the White House…”
    Even Wall Street hates the idea of a second term for tRUMPsky
    The far right can’t use Pelosi as a boogeyman now that Election Day is done.   I haven’t been a fan, but darn it, she knows how to play chess.   It will probably make a great book.  How Nancy Pelosi defended America from Ruskies and Orange Julius. 

  16. With the possible run offs that the Senatorial elections of 2022, Biden may not have a divided government for long.

    Certainly, if Puerto Rico gets statehood, it should be joined by DC.  

     

  17. Nevada looks ready to call for Biden. Ahead by 11k where nearly all remaining ballots coming from Clark County (Vegas) where he’s been leading late count 2-to-1 or more.

  18. As to the presidential race in GA, Biden needs 68% of the remaining 50,000 (assuming 1% outstanding ballots) to catch up to Dump.

  19. Biden victory party tonight? PA Secretary of State Kelly Boockvar tells @CNN “overwhelming majority” of ballots to be counted today. 550,000 ballots remaining. “It’s looking like we’re ahead of schedule.”

  20. For those who haven’t heard of it or haven’t started reading it, may I recommend Dan Rather’s What Unites Us, Reflections on Patriotism. I’m only  on Chapter two and either cheering or reflecting in depth.  It is pretty much a hard look at the US since WWII, changes and status now.  Well worth your time.

     

  21. forbes:

    Perdue held 50.0% of the vote as of Thursday morning, with roughly 5% of votes (all outstanding absentee ballots from metro Atlanta) to be tabulated. 
    Remarkably, Perdue’s share of the vote dropped to 49.997% after election officials released results from an additional 761 votes Thursday afternoon.
    Georgia law mandates that if no candidate gets over half the vote, the top two candidates advance to a runoff.
    If Perdue’s number ends up below the 50% threshold when the final votes are counted, he’ll face Ossoff in a Jan. 5 runoff.
    KEY BACKGROUND:
    Georgia was the only state with both its senators on the ballot Tuesday, and it appears both races won’t be decided until 2021. In the other contest in Georgia, neither Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler nor Democrat Raphael Warnock secured 50% of the vote. The Loeffler/Warnock runoff election would also be held on January 5th. Consequently, it’s possible that the Republican’s grip on the Senate majority could be decided in Georgia in January. Democrats entered Election Day needing a net gain of four Senate seats to get to 51, enabling them to gain a majority. However, if Joe Biden wins the presidency, Democrats would need to earn just three seats, as the vice president casts a vote in the event of a tie. Although Democrats picked up Senate seats in Arizona (Mark Kelly defeated Sen. Martha McSally) and Colorado (John Hickenlooper beat Sen. Cory Gardner), Republicans gained back a seat when Tommy Tuberville defeated incumbent Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama. As of Thursday afternoon, only two races remain undecided (in Alaska and North Carolina), but Republicans are expected to win both of those contests, which would give the GOP 50 seats. If both Ossoff and Warnock were to win their respective runoffs, that would give the Democrats 50 seats in the Senate as well. 

  22. If Hitler had Twitter:

    “BRAUCHEN DIE RIECHEN SIE SPRACHEN GEWÜRZTRAMINER GELEBEN HAUPTSTRASSE ENTSHULDIGÜNG!  SAD!”

  23. X-R, how are you and sweetie doing today?   hope all is well so far.

    flatus, you too – hope the post op recovery is going well.

  24. Upon trying to translate the hitlerian tweet:
    It looks like there aren’t many great matches for your search

    Tip: Try using words that might appear on the page you’re looking for. For example, “cake recipes” instead of “how to make a cake.”

  25. Stacey Abrams would seem a perfect choice for DNC chair, put her tremendous organizing, party-building skills to good use. Would rather see her there than in an anonymous Cabinet post.

  26. My somewhat unusual recommendation for advisor to the President:  Katharine Hayhoe.  She is a climate scientist who just happens to be a conservative Christian who does outreach to those communities on why climate change is very real and needs to be addressed.  She is also delighted that Trump is going, going, gone.

     

  27. Rumor mill time:

    Kimberly Guilfoyle just broke-up with Donald Trump Jr. It wasn’t him, it was her. She used that. More details to follow….

     

  28. “Kimberly Guilfoyle just broke-up with Donald Trump Jr.”
     
    The rats are starting to leave….the sinking ship!

  29. ABC News cut his remarks short and then basically said what he said wasn’t true… there are no illegal votes. 
    putz…

  30. The graphic on his soapbox says he’s lying.  I wonder how many read it or just listen?  He sounds deflated.  Did they take him if the ‘roids?

    Gargoyle dumping Junior? Which one of them is luckier to be flying solo? A couple of nightmares.  She knows he won’t have coke money after the bank calls in the loans.

  31. Watching the PA ticker update on WaPo I’m seeing the surge toward Joe I hoped to see.  With 93% in  Dumbass is up by 74000. There are about 450,000 votes still to count.   

    Georgia is almost done according to Wapo and Dumbass leading there by 4400 votes with 2% of the votes outstanding.

    And NC …  ??? depends on where the votes come from.

    I don’t understand NV and AZ taking so long to count votes – particularly NV – not like they don’t know numbers there.

  32. And will trumpity participate in the traditional handing over of the power to Biden at the ceremonies???  

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    This is brutal. The final scene of a narcissist is always a descent into madness.

  34. “That is the most powerful person in the world and we see him like an obese turtle on his back flailing in the hot sun realizing his time is over” – Anderson Cooper.

  35. So – If they call Georgia for Biden, then some networks and AP, which has already called Arizona will declare Biden the Pres Elect.  Will CNN and MSNBC continue the way they have been?
    Also, my dream is for Biden, at the end of his victory speech, looks at the camera and says “Donald, you’re fired”!

  36. Sean Hannity is asking Lindsey Graham whether the state legislature in PA should directly pick the electors. Graham simply says “everything should be on the table.”

  37. lol watched the chump presser on cspan.com and a reporter yells out amid the shouting of other questions and as l’orange leaves the room,
     
    “Sir, are you being a sore loser?”

  38. First Kimberly Guilfoyle  left the sinking ship, now this. (Has hell frozen over?)

    Fox News Meets Trump’s Fraud Claims With Skepticism

    Even “Fox & Friends,” a warm venue for the president, sounded doubts about his talk of a stolen election. CNN and MSNBC dismissed the claims.
     
     

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    Stephen Colbert
     
    @StephenAtHome
    Let’s take a moment to appreciate that we’re waiting to find out if the winner of the election is going to win the election.
  40. I can’t even imagine being with the Gargoyle, but neither can I imagine being with (or being) Dumbass Jr. 
     
    Maybe I’m a masochist but I’m enjoying this extended election night stuff…But that’s probably because I can (a) see the likely end of the road being what I hoped it would be and (b) see how this is driving Dumbass even crazier than he’s been up to now. (Pardon me, but FUCK YOU DUMBASS). There, that feels much better. 

  41. Pogo, I’m tired waiting for these wimpy networks to hold off calling an obvious Biden win in PA, and thus the election. Let’s form our own Trail Mix Decision Desk. Should we wait for Biden to cross the line to a lead? I’m ready now. He’s only 26k away right now and nothing but overwhelmingly Dem counties left to count.

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