SPOILER ALERT! Obama won
. I mention the spoiler alert just in case somebody was looking who had only been watching Fox News. For the rest of you—Hello America! We just elected our first black president... for the second time. The first time we made history. Now we’re making it a habit.
And on top of the whole Obama thing, we have an even more Democratic Senate
, a less Republican House
, Marriage Equality
, and legal pot
. OK, I’m condensing it a bit, but still overall it was a great night.
It took Mitt Romney quite a while to concede
. I can just picture him huddled with advisors, all of them wondering if there was some way they could lie their way out of this. The Romney campaign famously said they would not be dictated to by fact checkers. You can ignore the fact checkers, but eventually the facts themselves will catch up with you. Goodbye Mitt Romney, we will not see your like again... except when we have to deal with a butthole boss or a slimy car salesman or a bank manager who is foreclosing on our home.
As in 2008, one of the best parts of an Obama victory is watching the spectacular crash that occurs when Fox News collides head on with reality
! Fox News definitely had trouble deciding at what exact point to jump off of the crazy train. Guys, please move all your clocks ahead a half century from 1962! Karl Rove kept saying that any call on Ohio would be “premature.” Hey Fox News, maybe it’s not such a good idea to have a political “analyst” who has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on the thing he’s supposedly giving you an objective opinion on. Megyn Kelly actually walked down the hall to question the decision desk about their decision. Well, if you’re going to hire spokes-models instead of journalists, you might as well have them walk down a hallway in heels once in a while. Thank you very much for that leggy strut, Megyn. And that concludes the “professional outfit” portion of the election coverage. We’ll be right back with the evening gown and swimsuit competitions.
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