Patterico's Pontifications


Your Official Election Results Open Thread; UPDATE: Obama Re-Elected

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:01 pm

This is the place to discuss what’s happening. Give us updates and other thoughts in the comments!

UPDATE: I’m muting trolls and hecklers. There are a few comments like that early in the thread but I’m muting them now. I’m just not in the mood tonight. I want to be around friends right now.

UPDATE: Fox just called Ohio for Obama. Obama has been re-elected.

Get Out and Vote

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:19 am

This is it. Are we going to spend the next four years continuing to spend ourselves into oblivion, led by a president who will have “more flexibility”?

Or are we going to do something about it?

If you are in Ohio — or Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Minnesota — you need to vote. This is about your children’s future.

The founding of America has much to do with our resistance to the concept of taxation without representation. But today, our children are being taxed without representation. By borrowing $16 trillion, we have put every household in debt $144,000. That falls on your children. They will end up paying horrific taxes, and they never got a say.

We can’t keep adding over a trillion a year to the debt. Something has to give. We have to resist.

It starts today.


Chris Christie Jumps Shark

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:12 am

Ay yai yai:

Speaking Monday at a briefing on storm recovery. Gov. Chris Christie revealed he unexpectedly spoke with Bruce Springsteen earlier in the day. Christie had been discussing storm-related matters with President Barack Obama when Obama handed the phone to Springsteen, who was traveling with him as part of a campaign trip.

Christie also said he got a hug from Springsteen at Friday’s benefit concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy. …

Christie says he wept at home after talking by phone to his idol, calling it a major highlight during a tough week.

The clown is much in this one.

On one hand, I’m tempted to defend him on the grounds that people who are not from New Jersey just don’t understand the reverence for Springsteen that Jerseyites feel. (I’m not from Jersey, but I have talked to enough people who are, such that I think I get it.)

On the other hand, we’re about to have a presidential election, and Christie’s behavior and Obama-worship has been embarrassing and quite badly timed. This episode shows him to be a small man (thank you, thank you very much) — and I’m pretty sure it has eliminated any chance he’ll ever be a serious contender for the White House. And, speaking as someone who was a supporter of his, I’m OK with that.

At Hot Air Headlines, the commentary is just brutal. “Doughnut-scented manwhore” is one of the kinder comments.

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