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Looks like we're going to come in at about O53-46M when the last of the returns come in.

To review:

(1) The Bradley Effect is bullshit (shocking),
(2) the Republicans-Don't-Answer-Pollsters "theory" turns out to have been wishful thinking on the part of wingers and pseudo-academics (shocking),
(3) pundits predictions that Latinos, Jews and working-class whites in the Rust Belt wouldn't vote for a black guy turned out to be laughably stupid (shocking),
(4) Chris Matthews and Tim Russert were both proven to be morons, as Obama could've lost the three big Rust Belt states and still won (I'm taking a bow on that one -- suck it, Tweety),
(5) Tweety and Timmeh were proven to be morons anyway, as Obama and Biden beat Gramps and Gidget like rented mules in the Rust Belt (including a nearly 2-to-1 margin in Scranton, PA, the most over-hyped city in the history of American politics),
(6) Old people in Florida luvs them sum Obama.

And hopefully the sizable concern troll inside Rachel Maddow has been killed once and for all.  God Almighty, she was nauseating in those last few days.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Nov 6th, 2008 at 12:05:01 PM EST
It would really be helpful to us yurpians if you could do a diary with links explaining who all these MSM commentators are.  I watch almost no TV - much less US TV, and was shocked when I looked at some FOX (between ad breaks on CNN) on election night at just how old and boring they were.  I thought at least they would be slick and provocative.  What little I've seen of Rachel Maddow made her seem intelligent by comparison.  Olbermann too strident for his own good.  Jon Stewart (I think) not half as funny as he thinks he is.  Don't even know who) Tweety and Timmeh are.  Is there a rogue's gallery I can review anywhere, or should I just go to Wikipedia for an idiots guide to each one?

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 6th, 2008 at 12:56:52 PM EST
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Tweety is Chris Matthews.  You undoubtedly saw him Tuesday if you watched any of MSNBC's streaming coverage.

Timmeh is Tim Russert, who died earlier this year but was the host of Meet the Press, which is sort of the Big Dawg of the Sunday talk shows.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Nov 6th, 2008 at 01:14:01 PM EST
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Thanks.  We're not used to news anchors taking explicit partisan positions here, although you can often guess their sympathies. I'm old school and would prefer the news to present the facts and let people make up their own minds...

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 6th, 2008 at 01:24:25 PM EST
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... less do that ... cable "news" should always be written in irony quotes, only a minority are news shows in that sense of the phrase.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Nov 6th, 2008 at 01:56:06 PM EST
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