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I Know I'm A Little Late But....OBAMA WON, WOOOHOOO!!!

Because I tweet so much, I have to admit, I do forget to update the blog for months on end, thank God for Willaful and AztecLady.

Anyhoo, those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I’ve been fairly obsessed with the election this year, in a way that I wasn’t in 2008.
Back then I thought McCain was a shoe-in, even though he seemed older than Methuselah, (before he picked that right-wing nut as running partner), I just didn’t believe that Obama could do it, but anyway, we all know what happened on that particular November night.

Roll on to 2012, and I found myself totally involved with an election that probably wouldn’t directly affect me or mine.

The Romney campaign annoyed the crap outta me. His pick for running mate annoyed the crap outta me, but the most annoying thing about this election cycle was the GOP talking heads. They all seemed to be drinking from the same crazy juice fountain. Senators talking about legitimate rape, all that crap about how babies from rape was a gift from God, seriously, what is up with some Republicans people?

Anyway, the important thing is that despite all the polls telling us that this was going to be a close election, (98% of Brits wanted an Obama win by the way) Obama won. And that people, is a very good thing. For America, and the rest of the world. Apart from Pakistan obviously:)

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  • As far as I’m concerned, you can never say it too often. ;-) I know what I was most thankful for today! (Or rather yesterday — but I haven’t been to bed yet!)

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  • Throwmearope
    November 23
    2:15 pm

    You know this kind of thing (re-electing Obama) does a little bit to offset the bad image the US has abroad (unfortunately mostly well deserved).

    When the election was called for Obama, Twitter exploded with comments about moving to Canada or Australia.

    When the vote to legalize pot in Colorado was called, Twitter comments changed to moving to Colorado.

    Makes me proud to be a Colorado native.

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  • Anon76
    November 23
    4:45 pm

    I found the hateful remarks spewed after Obama’s first election win horrid. But they were nothing, not even a blip on the radar screen, compared to the evil rantings upon his second term win.

    People went so far as to say they hoped those affected by hurricane Sandy starved, withered and died. That they would not spend one penny to help those in need. Why? Because many of those “bastards” helped to re-elect Obama.

    Mind you, I’d have been one unhappy camper if Romney won, but to wish devestation and death on those who voted for him? Sorry, but I reserve that kind of hatred for the truly evil in this world.

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  • It was terrifying to think that Romney might have been our president. The war against women, against gays, against decency was and unfortunately still is in force. But thank God people voted for this nation not to step back in time but to move forward.

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  • What I find bizarre is all the insane hoopla. “Obama won! I’m stockingpiling guns — leaving the country (invariably to someplace with far more liberal policies than the U.S. has) — locking up my sons and daughters!” Exactly like they did FOUR YEARS AGO when Obama won. It’s like he hasn’t even been president for four years already.

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  • Next time, ignore the media talking heads and listen to Nate Silver. He and statistics do wonders for your blood pressure.

    And if the GOP continues on its bat-shit-crazy path and continues to ignore the changing demographic in the US, it may never get back into the White House.

    @Willaful – The best is when Republicans claim they’re leaving the US for Canada. Do they not know Canadian Conservatives make the US Democrats look like right-wing nutcases?

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  • @Ann Bruce: To say nothing of Canada having socialized medicine… the people in Canada and Australia are all having a good laugh at the U.S. these days.

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  • @Willaful – Not to mention legalized abortion and gay marriage. And we don’t care about the religion of our government representatives because we practice separation between church and state. Heck, I live in a city with a Muslim mayor and I’m damned proud of it. (Really nice, really intelligent man, and he wears the coolest socks.)

    As a bonus for women, if you get pregnant because of a rape, it’s still considered a legitimate rape and not part of God’s grand plan. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

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  • Jenn
    November 27
    7:58 pm

    Ann,
    One teensy correction. Abortion is legal in the US. Since Obama won the election and can appoint any new Supreme Court judges, it looks like it will stay that way. And, for all the looneys who get attention, most the citizens are pretty sane. The older white establishment is slowly dying, so I have high hopes for our future.

    Now, gay marriage? Yup, really stupid that we can’t seem to get that done. Especially when the majority of Americans are okay with it.

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