November 2, 2010

When does the bloodbath start?

Is it time to turn on the TV yet?

64 comments:

peter hoh said...

Not yet. Enjoy the sunshine.

Mark O said...

May they reap the whirlwind.

kent said...

On Drudge, right now:

EXIT POLLS:

Arkansas: Boozman (R) defeats Lincoln (D)

Ohio: Portman (R) defeats Fisher (D)

North Dakota: Hoeven (R) defeats Potter (D)

Wisconsin: Johnson (R) defeats Feingold (D)

IT. BEGINS. ;)

rollingdivision said...

Time Warner Cable chose tonight, election night, to shut down our cable and reprogram all cable boxes?!?!?!?!? What a bunch of dopes.

caplight said...

AA
Would you be willing to weigh in on what happened to Feingold?

TJ said...

Well, their just getting off the line.

I want to swim in democrat tears tonight.

That's right. I am a hater.

ark said...

The bloodbath starts in the lame-duck congressional sessions.

Palladian said...

Mmm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!... Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mmm-yummy!

Jim_J said...

Yes, tune in to MSNBC to catch the early returns from Indiana.

My phone has been ringing off the hook all day today; someone just called and I decided to answer for a change. Here's how the conversation went:

Caller: Jim, this is Jackie from the Democratic headquarters. I'm calling to remind you that the polls close at 8 tonight.

Me: Thanks, but I've already voted.

Caller: That's great to hear. Hopefully you supported Russ Feingold and "our" friends.

Me: No, I didn't. I voted for Ron Johnson.

Caller: (((SILENCE)))) uhhh...sorry.

Me: I'm not sorry

Caller: Anyway, thanks for voting.

Me: You're welcome.


I can't stop grinning now.

America's Politico said...

Well, I am lost. I have lost everything. My girl-friend is not happy. My future in-laws think I am a joke. My land-lady says that my pro Obama-Biden signs are creating a rental value deduction. I am not sure what that means. I am in debt as I was a volunteer.

Now, I have start delivering pizzas. But, I will be back. You wait and see. In 2012, I will be back to consult the re-election of the greatest President we have had since JFK.

N.B.: I lost because my polling data used an erroneous algorithm. The people did not say the right things - that I wanted them to say. So, it is not entirely my fault that my prediction was not correct. I also think I mis-understood the GOP. I was blind-sided, when I thought they would be. I am lost and I hope I am forgiven.

This is final good-bye. I have to pick the pieces now, my GF, inlaws, land-lady, etc. I am finished.

kent said...

My future in-laws think I am a joke.

It's a movement. Feel the groundswell.

Palladian said...

Wow, the first time one of the fictional Althouse characters actually had a complete story arc! Bravo!

BEK477 said...

Will there be super-slow replay? Will Ann have a telestrator? Like Madden at the Superbowl?

We should do a drinking game. "Bush's fault" is too easy. We need something that is linked to Obama. Something along the lines of " Staying the course" or "The mission continues". Or, " Only losers compromise..."

Anyway, I am greatly enjoying the President's discomfort.

Besides he is about to embark on his Imperial Progress to far off India. His is holding a Durbur with our new ally and friend.

Or, he is going into exile because he can not accept responsibility for his failures.

Bon Chance mon President. Bon Voyage.

chickelit said...

What about recounts?

sunsong said...

Noonan says to watch Anna Little (NJ 6th). Then there's Indianna 2, 8, & 9 which should be getting returns soon. George Will recommends watching John Spratt of N Carolina - and many tell us to check out Mississippi 4, Gene Taylor.

A bloodbath would be fun! I'll definitely be celebrating the demise of the most haughty Speaker I can recall :-)

pm317 said...

As my friend would say: "Hey Democrats, this is what happens if you gift the nomination to a boob!"

Big Mike said...

@kent, the conventional wisdom is to ignore exit polls. President Kerry strongly agrees.

;-)

Palladian said...

I just voted... 6pm, polling place, a public school in a district filled with urban blacks and Latinos, douche-bag twenty-something hipsters, and Hasidim. No wait, a very light crowd. Everyone was super-pleasant. A poll worker was helping a young girl next to me figure out the new ballot, and when he gave examples, he alternated between various parties "now, say you want to vote for the Republican for X, you mark here... say you want to vote for the Green Party candidate, you mark here...". Very well run and much less chaotic than 2008, the last hurrah for the scary old metal voting machines. Yay paper ballots!

Every vote I cast was against the incumbent. Not by design, but it usually ends up that way. Voted yes for term limits for various state offices.

kentuckyliz said...

Re the post title. Where's the Like button?

Emil said...

When the Missus and I went to CostCo last night I eyed a stack of Heineken cases... mmmm, beer. My annual consumption of beer is probably about a case these days. But tonight - I will sit back with the remote and surf victory, dog at my side, cold brewski in hand, savoring every heart-breaking (not for me) moment. Lotta misery in Mad-town tonight. Just the way I like it! I want to hear Keith Olbermann say that Feingold went down. Sixteen times I want to hear it! I love the smell of incinerated Democrats in the morning!

kentuckyliz said...

Have you seen the pic of the prez on midterm election day?

kent said...

More Drudge:

IL 49-43 Kirk [R] ...
KY 55-44 Paul [R] ...
NV TIED...

Jim_J said...

According to Drudge its not even close in the IL Senate race...49-43 for Kirk based on the exit polls.

Calypso Facto said...

BEK477: "Car in the ditch" or "Give back the keys"?

Fen said...

Geez, now I actually feel sorry for AP.

Jim_J said...

Olbermann look like an undertaker tonight.... :)

garage mahal said...

Drudge has 100% zero tolerance for errors. There you have it.

Irene said...

Our polling place is about three miles outside of Madison. A farm implement business across the street from the polling place had a large sign that read, "Retire Tammy Baldwin."

Fen said...

Don't get cocky. Exit polls are bunk.

Big Mike said...

@liz, yours is the first state to report, and it's looking good for Republicans everywhere except district 3 (which hasn't yet reported in) and district 6, where Chandler is a hundred or so votes ahead of Barr.

kent said...

Ace of Spades is reporting that exit polling shows Rubio ahead in FL by a staggering +21 (!!!).

Big Mike said...

What Fen just said.

Tristram said...

I dunno about a bloodbath. I prefer P.J. O'Rourke's quip that this is a restraining order. That sounds less aggressive. Or maybe more passive aggressive. I dunno.

Of course, Arnold as Conan also had a great line about the best things in life.

Jim_J said...

Chris Van Hollen is going down spinning....he's banking on turnout.

I know lots of Democrats who are voting Republican this year so high turnout wouldn't necessarily benefit the Dems.

garage mahal said...

Riiight.

mesquito said...

Well, get on with it. I have to get up early tomorrow.

PatCA said...

I love that, Palladian!

I think it's going to be a total wipeout.

Here's another funny: http://tinyurl.com/2dmgc7t

Almost Ali said...

Anything to wipe that plastic smile off Pelosi's face.

Michael said...

America's Politico: I am deeply disappointed and embarrassed that I followed your polling and bought the unstylish presidential mom jeans. They are sagging in the butt already and look very down market.

traditionalguy said...

It's almost Red Auerbach's Cigar lighting up time. Therefore I declare a waiver of anti-tobacco laws from 9:00 PM until midnight, but only for male voters over 21...I am still sexist about a few things.

bandmeeting said...

01.20.09

murgatroyd666 said...

"Bloodbath"?

That isn't blood. It's the ichor of crushed lampreys and leeches.

Michael said...

Traditionalguy!! Outstanding suggestion and declaration of a waiver.

Palladian said...

Breaking out the gin later.

Not that I don't do that every night anyway, but...

Tonight maybe I'll put an extra lime wedge in my G&T.

kent said...

DRUDGE:

Tea for Three: Coates, Paul, DeMint Win Senate...

Heh.

Michael said...

Rand Paul.

Sixty Grit said...

That was some funny semi-literate shit America's Asshole wrote just now.

So is he the cockroach, the dead guy, Titus, or what? Jeremy? Brazilian Wax Bunny? One of the Beths? One of the Victorias? Sipican?

Jim_J said...

Rand Paul in a landslide.

Maddow is in meltdown mode already.

Lawrence O'Donnell is an insufferable jerk...I never thought I'd see a panel where Chris Matthews is the most reasonable person.

Revenant said...

Meh. My happiness that the power of the Democrats is being weakened is muted by the knowledge that the same pack of yahoo Republicans who effed everything up the first time around will be back in power again.

We'll see if anything changes. If I don't see some honest attempts at spending cuts, entitlement reform, and ObamaCare repeal, I don't know what I'll do in 2012.

edutcher said...

Bloodbath should start around 7 Madison time. Plenty of time to have a good supper and contemplate the stories of huge turnout for the Tea Party.

PS AP, you give up too easily. There could be a Truman-style comeback.

But I don't think it's this year.

kent said...

Maddow is in meltdown mode already.

Poor guy.

Michael Haz said...

Would you be willing to weigh in on what happened to Feingold?

I'll do it. He lost. He is an out-of-touch far left progressive who has distinguished himself by attempting to thwart free speech for all campaign donors, except unions.

He wanted to curb the ability of the US government to intercept cell phone conversations between terrorists.

He spent most of the summer conducting town hall meetings throughout Wisconsin during which he came across as a sneering, condescending, arrogant fool.

And that's just a start.

kent said...

I suppose this means we're never going to see that exciting, revenue-generating line of Alvin Greene Action Figures kicked into production, now.

Meade said...

He spent most of the summer conducting town hall meetings throughout Wisconsin during which he came across as a sneering, condescending, arrogant fool.

And that's just a start.


Don't forget the wide river of piss he imperiously sat behind and forced his supporters to swim through just to cast their earnest, albeit delusional, votes for him.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Nice summary Haz.

chickelit said...

Don't forget the wide river of piss he imperiously sat behind and forced his supporters to swim through just to cast their earnest, albeit delusional, votes for him.

The Pissconsin or the Pississippi River?

ricpic said...

I lost because my polling data used an erroneous algorithm.

Algorithm, huh? Even in defeat AP/Titus puts on airs.

rick said...

Interesting phenomenom occurred in my neck of the woods. I placed political signs throughout the county for our Pa. Republican candidates, plus some "Fire Pelosi" signs. By the time election day arrived, all of the Fire Pelosi disappeared. Collectors item maybe?

Big Mike said...

@AP, that's what you get for borrowing Michael Mann's hockey stick algorithm.

Michael Haz said...

Dear Russ: Monster.com. It works for a lot of people.

Sincerely,

MH

AST said...

AP, what a long, exquisite put on. Well, done.

I wonder if McCain is going to miss Feingold. It would be a shame if he has to start thinking for himself.

Alan Grayson is a goner. (SMILE)

wv: pewers - depends on your point of view.

AST said...

I meant "Well done!"

CrankyProfessor said...

I am very happy to see that the poster child for incivility, Alan Grayson, seems to be gone. And it's more delightful to see people feeling sorry for the gigantically wealthy rude boy.

blake said...

Gotta chime in for America's Politico, too!

Over-the-top though he was, he wasn't really any more over the top than (the apparently serious) Alpha Liberal.