So, Not To be All Obama On This, But: Tell Me About Your Emotional Journey Last Night

I think I mentioned mine: I expected Trump to lose. I said early in the night, on Twitter, "Look, if Trump is going to lose, can he just lose early? These Psych repeats aren't going to watch themselves."

I meant it. I did not want to sit through a grueling night like I did in 2012, watching the TV in a daze, not believing the awfulness I was seeing unfold.

If the pain was to come, I wanted it to be quick, so I could turn the page and get on with my life.

Then I put on FoxNews at 8:20 or so. FoxNews was talking as if Trump had a chance. Looking at the map, I saw the Reverse Romney: I knew in 2012 Romney was in trouble because "Obama states" were being called quickly for Obama, but "Romney states" were being called much... more... slowly.

And ultimately, of course, a passel of "Romney states" was called for Obama.

North Carolina was eventually called for Romney: the next day, after Obama already had over 290 Electoral Votes.

But now, watching Fox, I saw that "Trump states" were being called quickly for Trump, and many Hillary states remained... undecided.

I immediately put on CNN Because I did not want my hopes raised only to have them dashed. I expected CNN would give me a more upbeat assessment of Hillary's odds.

But when I put on CNN, I saw Howard Finemann saying that the vote represents "a massive primal scream against globalism."

So I turned them off and but on MSNBC, still looking for someone to squash my hopes so I could accommodate myself to defeat.

But MSNBC was funereal, and they weren't calling the Hillary states any faster than anyone else. They had a guy on, I think, a Dem shill, who was saying "We're still confident" but when you have to say "We're still confident," this implies, unavoidably, that you have experienced a setback that many would take to be confidence sapping.

Then I kept hearing about the New York Times forecaster from commenters. They said that Trump's odds had risen from 27% to 37%.

So I clicked on that widget. And I found out they were wrong. Because When I clicked on it, Trump's odds were at something like 41%, and while I was watching the thing, they jumped up to 43%.

Then for an hour I kept clicking that thing. It creeped up every single minute, almost. Eventually it got to 49%, then 50% (!!!), then... 51%.

Then, Katy Bar the Door, it began climbing into the high 50s, then the sixties.

At this point I stopped trusting the widget and tried to put it out of mind. It was lying to me. It was a stupid algorithm without the ability to figure out where in a state votes were coming from; it was just tabulating early votes, and those come from more rural counties, so it was stupidly crediting Trump as more likely to win than not simply because it was so stupid.

That's what I told myself.

I did not believe what I was seeing and I did not want to get my hopes up, only to be crushed with another Romney drubbing.

Then... came Wisconsin. And I decided that okay, maybe the circumstances warrant -- or even demand -- some optimism.

But I still din't believe he could win. Even as the networks said "Hillary's path has narrowed" and then "Hillary must now run the table and cannot lose a single other state," I said: "I don't want to be the guy saying this, but Hillary's path may be narrow, but it is not very steep."

All she had to do, after all, was win some traditionally Democratic states -- and she was close in those, in Michigan for example, and we all know what happens when the Detroit vote comes in -- and Arizona, where she had sometimes led in polling.

Even when Decision Desk called it, I did not believe it, because Hillary did not concede, and I was pretty sure armies of lawyers would be filing forests of lawsuits and the Democrat Fraudulent Ballot Printing Presses were running so fast and hot the rollers smoked like brimstone farts from the Devil's ass.

I didn't actually believe it until Hillary conceded, and even then, I still thought maybe I was having a bizarre and lengthy waking dream of some kind. Maybe the election had broken me. Maybe I'd simply gone mad.

It's happened before, of course. And this has been a trying season on the psyche.

I'm still not sure I fully believe any of this.

Jim Geraghty named me as one of the "Trump-friendly" people who saw the possibility of a Trump win. "I did not see the possibility of a victory," I responded, "but merely its necessity."*

I still don't see the possibility of a Trump victory. Honestly!

And yet -- it moves.

* My friend Mike Flynn, RIP, was a big Rick Perry supporter in 2012, as I was. As Rick Perry plummeted in the polls, Mike was still convinced that Perry had to be the candidate.

"But what's his path?" I asked. "How does it happen?"

"I don't know how it happens," Mike said. "But it must happen."

He still believed. I wanted to believe, but could not.

And even today, now watching the media repeat "President-Elect Trump," I still don't know how any of this happened.

Posted by: Ace at 02:03 PM




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1 Ace, you need to include this in a thread today.

https://youtu.be/pbIR51_J_qY

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 02:04 PM (bMG0w)

2 I am pleasantly surprised.
I never allowed myself to be optimistic, because of 2012 and 2008.

Posted by: navybrat at November 09, 2016 02:06 PM (w7KSn)

3 I watched MSNBC much of the night. For a lot of it, Maddow kept saying all of this was expected - Trump was expected to win these states, etc. I think deep down she knew it was over - they were just stringing viewers along to keep them as viewers.

Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:06 PM (gmeXX)

4 My emotional journey was one of worry. I ended up with an erection that lasted for more than four hours and I hadn't taken Viagra.

Lucky for me Hillary spoke on TV this morning and fixed my problem.

Posted by: Dogbert at November 09, 2016 02:06 PM (T54s3)

5

I went to bed, couldn't look. We watched two Grinder episodes, then I watched two Murdoch Mysteries episodes in bed, falling in and out of sleep.

Hubby came in and said "it looks like Trump could win" so I got up, and went downstairs and continued to watch, going in and out of sleep, and just when I was about to turn off the system, they said Trump was about to speak, so I stayed until then...

What a night.

3:30 am to bed, up at 6'ish to watch Morning Joe.

Needless to say, nap time is approaching.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:06 PM (qCMvj)

6 Ace, your still the man. The comment threads last night after midnight should be saved fo-eva

Posted by: CSMBigBird at November 09, 2016 02:06 PM (jsWA8)

7 And there are already reports of ballots found in "trunks" in NC. So they are still trying the steal even though giving them NC still would not give them a win.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 09, 2016 02:07 PM (mpXpK)

8 I immediately put on CNN Because I did not want my hopes raised only to have them dashed. I expected CNN would give me a more upbeat assessment of Hillary's odds.

They were trying though. So was MSDNC. They both were trying to show the pathway for Shrillary, but even Madcow said "Aren't we just wishcasting" or something to that effect, "isn't this thing really over?"

They wanted viewers, and tried to tether hope out there on a string.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:08 PM (qCMvj)

9 Drudge appears to be taking the day off. Well deserved rest lol.

Posted by: james at November 09, 2016 02:08 PM (jxw6R)

10 I gradually began to believe when I saw Florida was a loss for the Borg - resistance wasn't futile.

Posted by: An Observation at November 09, 2016 02:09 PM (1WYLC)

11 I was hoping beyond hope.... emotionally I did not think it was possible. Logically, I saw the evidence around me and that he had a chance.

I didn't watch any tv until about 2am. Spend the evening with the Horde, checking various sites. I missed the news babes in tears, but that's OK.

In other news... Trump elected was the top story in Canada.

/I guess they don't have anything else to talk about?

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at November 09, 2016 02:09 PM (hqqM5)

12 Donald Trump not only won, he won outside the margin of cheat.

Posted by: Blake at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (qC1Sy)

13 Then for an hour I kept clicking that thing. It creeped up every single minute, almost. Eventually it got to 49%, then 50% (!!!), then... 51%.

Then, Katy Bar the Door, it began climbing into the high 50s, then the sixties.


didnt' believe it

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (qCMvj)

14 It definitely moved, Jerry.

Posted by: George Costanza at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (/IGpZ)

15 You and me both, ace. Probably all of us, although I did highly enjoy logprof's increasingly drunken hockey updates.

Everyone on social media is tripping all over themselves to pronounce the biggest SCARINESS about the world we now live in. It's amazing. This is probably worse than 2004, and that freak-out was seismic.

Posted by: Alex #11 at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (EUMt/)

16
Van Jones says it's a whitelash.
Mara Liasson says it's sexism.
A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (IqV8l)

17
I believe Trump will come out on top in the pop. vote.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (suql3)

18 I journeyed through the valley of despair, narrowly skirting the forest of lawsuits and the bridge of trolls, only to emerge upon the glorious parking lot of ecstasy.

Posted by: Cicero -- Profoundly Deplorable But Pretty Dependable at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (OuBgv)

19 I drank and watched a stupid movie because I could not stand to see Trump lose in real-time.

But checked in after 8 (?) MST and say positive Ace comments, so tuned in.
Nail biting to then end, and was convinced Hillary still planned to steal it when she sent Podesta out. Really, thought she'd pull a Gore with an assist from Obama and Lynch (maybe steal FL).

Only disappointment was No.Hillary.Concession.Speech last night. We were robbed, but at least she didn't rob Trump of his victory speech later last night.
Thought she might hold off until this a.m. for spite.


So, so relieved right now. Can worry about next steps tomorrow or later in the week...

Posted by: Lizzy at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (NOIQH)

20 I saw a Trump victory as possible all along... even the last few days...

Because the Media was doing its best to sabotage him....

And NOT living in a Big Liberal city.... I knew how pissed off people were at both Washington AND the Press.

I also knew that even if there was widespread fraud.... it would be FOUGHT... and because of that, there would be less OF IT...

Posted by: Don Q. at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (qf6WZ)

21 What I saw of Chris Matthews last night, he didn't seem as upset as I would have expected, or honestly, as drunk as I expected.

I don't think he likes Hillary very much.

Posted by: Grump928(c) likes to state the obvious at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (0F67M)

22 Followed along with the horde. I could not bear to watch the MSM shows. And then.....Florida was a possibility. Hopes on VA. Saying for sure GA .

Then came WISCONSIN!!! My home away from home. Both the wife and I were speechless.

Posted by: Bruce at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (8ikIW)

23 Ace, you kept your cool. You didn't burn any bridges with us Trump supporters. You built them.

Your doubt was well founded. I don't think anyone here can fault you for having it.

You played well.

Thank You.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (d76uN)

24


The Hillary tweet went out VERY early saying "No matter what happens tonight, we thank you" garbage.

I think that is when they knew. Very early in the evening.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (qCMvj)

25 I still don't know how any of this happened.
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Same here. Apparently, it turns out that we don't live in our own little bubble after all.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, gloating deplorably at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (7H/2n)

26 I was certain Hillary would win right up until the FBI case opened again and those last Wikileaks came out. I know some people -- particularly atheists -- laugh at the Satanism ones but let me assure you with absolute certainty, that those made a big difference in the minds and hearts of an awful lot of evangelical and Roman Catholic voters. Particularly minorities. That and the creepshow pedophile rumors. Laugh at the stupid religious types all you want but that turned people from "yeah i can't vote for her" to "holy Christ she must be stopped."

Then I started suspecting that maybe this Trump guy has a shot. I still suspected a loss until I logged back onto Ace of Spades around 7:00 PST and saw how things were going, and then I realized: he's gonna win it. He really is pulling it off.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (39g3+)

27
Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (suql3)

28 Right with you, Ace. I still can't believe it either.

Simply amazing.

Posted by: Piercello at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (TOLnE)

29 I turned off my phone, turned of the computer, put away my tablet, and stayed away from the TV. My partner wanted to go out to eat, I said "Anywhere there isn't a TV." I was determined to avoid election results. The barbecue place we went to dinner had a TV turned to FoxNews, I averted my eyes.

I couldn't bear to take the gut punch every time a tossup state flipped to That Horrid Woman. I've spent the last month and half steeling myself for her victory. I call it, the willful cultivation of despair; because I could not take another soul-crushing defeat like 2012.

My first hint of the outcome was when I turned my phone on at the gym. My Alpha-Libertarian son had texted me late the night before. "Holy sh-t. I can't believe this is happening." Pretty ambiguous.

I actually got the outcome at 0700 this morning when I opened the HQ on my phone. I was relieved and stunned.

Posted by: V the K at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (O7MnT)

30 My emotional journey consisted of meeting Nevergiveup at a bar, and he pointed out to me that all of the exit polling showed that most people wanted change.

That cheered me up. Then the Old Fashioned (Bulleit Rye of course) cheered me up even more. And a simple dinner of spaghetti and meatballs hit the spot.

But the best part was clicking each state on my electoral college map and realizing that the Trump counter said 285.

I was sanguine about the outcome, so Trump's victory was unexpected and lovely.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (Zu3d9)

31 >>>17
I believe Trump will come out on top in the pop. vote.
Posted by: Soothsayer

sounds unlikely, but I've learned better than to say it's not going to happen!

Posted by: ace at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (8rNrN)

32 My problem was being within earshot of Fox News.

Don't do that. Never do it again.

I decided to head out for a walk and went to the nearby store and picked up a few things, just to clear my head.

By the time I got back EVERYTHING had changed.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (4ErVI)

33 Looking at those god awful polls and their internals I figured the race was a toss-up up until the final week. Then I got the feeling it was going to be a Trump blow-out. And it was.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (mpXpK)

34 Everyone on social media is tripping all over themselves to pronounce the biggest SCARINESS about the world we now live in. It's amazing. This is probably worse than 2004, and that freak-out was seismic.
---

A lamentation: why, oh why did I not become a psychiatrist who specialized in liberal personality disorders? I would have been richer than President Elect Trump.


Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (hqqM5)

35 I was resigned to seeing a bunch of assholes showing up shouting "I told you so" last night. As Trump failed. I was at work so I couldn't watch the news. But I had that NYT site up. And I watched those dials slowly start working their way towards Trump. And I couldn't believe it.

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (bMG0w)

36 I wimped out and went to bed around 10, refusing to watch, resigned to a Witch Win.
Woke up around midnight and peeked here & at crayfisher and holy crap he was holding on!
Went back to bed, couldn't sleep, got up again and peeked at around 2 AM and hooooly crap on a stick! Went back to bed again in case I jinxed it.

So I missed the media tears. But still -

the best birthday gift ever, bar none.

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (Om16U)

37 So, Not To be All Obama On This, But: Tell Me About Your Emotional Journey Last Night

I was pretty even keel all day. Slept through a lot of the early returns. Woke up to find Trump likely to win. It was all upside from there.

I went into this expecting Trump to have a 60% chance of winning. I thought from the beginning of the primaries that Trump had a pretty good chance to pull this off.

This was a pretty comfortable election cycle for me.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (zc3Db)

38 Also, nicely done.

We were all there with you.

It was like taking home a chick that is way out of your league and watching her as she goes down on you...

You don't want to say anything.

But, you can't really believe it's happening to you.

Posted by: garrett at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (/IGpZ)

39 >>A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.


See Slate's home page. It is...magnificent in its insanity.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (NOIQH)

40 I think that is when they knew. Very early in the evening.

Yep, you could see it in their eyes, they knew. And that's what convinced me. Trump hadn't won -- he still could have lost at that point -- but the look and attitude of the Democrats told the tale. They knew it was over.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (39g3+)

41 I want to how the Trump Organization plans to make sure Bitch McConnell and Lyin' Ryan toe the line and act like GOP members, not Uniparty members.

Posted by: vivi at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (11H2y)

42 Even when Decision Desk called it, I did not believe it, because Hillary did not concede, and I was pretty sure armies of lawyers would be filing forests of lawsuits and the Democrat Fraudulent Ballot Printing Presses were running so fast and hot the ballots smelled like brimstone farts from the Devil's ass.


That is when I first decided to go to bed, when Podesta came out, I knew "Absentee Ballot" was code for "Beef them up boys and girls! You've got until tomorrow morning!"

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (qCMvj)

43 I sorta had a feeling when I saw Hillary's numbers come rolling in that this was going to be tighter than a tick. I always thought she suffered from an extreme lack of enthusiasm in her campaign, it was so fake and staged. She wasn't getting the kind of numbers Obama did and that meant trouble.

Once Wisconsin fell, it was all over.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (/tuJf)

44 A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.

Better than the rest of the nation's women being afraid of not wearing one, lady.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:13 PM (39g3+)

45 To all that stayed steadfast:

Matthew 25:23

Posted by: Joe Mama at November 09, 2016 02:13 PM (jPoCB)

46 17


I believe Trump will come out on top in the pop. vote.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (suql3)

If they count the military absentee ballots the race is close enough that Trump will win the popular vote.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 09, 2016 02:13 PM (mpXpK)

47 What I saw of Chris Matthews last night, he didn't seem as upset as I would have expected, or honestly, as drunk as I expected.

I don't think he likes Hillary very much.
Posted by: Grump
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Agreed. When he told Maddow that Hillary lost because her policies sucked, I actually nodded along with him.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, gloating deplorably at November 09, 2016 02:13 PM (7H/2n)

48 I didn't actually believe it until Hillary conceded, and even then, I still thought maybe I was having a bizarre and lengthy waking dream of some kind. Maybe the election had broken me. Maybe I'd simply gone mad.


lol, I can say the same

I was drifting in and out of sleep, so it could have been a dream.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:13 PM (qCMvj)

49 I couldn't watch anything about the elections for the last three days. I just kept my head down and avoided even talking about it. The emotional toll of the last 2 elections was just too much. This morning's news was an unexpected and incredibly sweet gift from God.

Posted by: Deplorable LASue at November 09, 2016 02:13 PM (wgFcF)

50 This is one of Ace's best threads of the year.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 09, 2016 02:13 PM (ry4ab)

51 I dared to hope when Florida started to look possible along with VA. VA fell in the end but by then I was sure of a Trump win. I could not believe the NYT widget thingy was not rigged somehow. I'm still shocked that my hopes were lifted by the NYtimes???? WTF. Bask in the Trumpshine all of yous guys.

Posted by: USNtakim at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (hMqvx)

52 Like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0dcZ66783k

Posted by: huerfano at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (jkkMG)

53
Paul Ryan sounds like he finally learned.

But the Media hasnt.

This "trump movement" isnt over.

Unity, my ass.

We must FINISH THEM!

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (suql3)

54 I went to sleep last night absolutely sure that Hillary was going to win once the big cities came out to deliver their traditional lefty clobbering. It was around tennish, I think.

Hubby told me at that time that Trump had likely already won, but I just kissed him and went to bed. The poor naive sap, he's still so full of hope, I thought. But there is no integrity in the process. All Dead Inside.

So this morning I went to see how bad we lost by, and went to Ace's and hotsausages first. I said these words to myself over and over again, clicking back and forth between the two sites and reading last night's comments: "Are you fucking kidding me?" Over and over again, in absolute non-comprehension.

I've been sitting here ever since, basically pinching myself, looking at other people's twitter streams, and laughing.

I am a little concerned about all the references to 'peaceful transfer' of power though. Like they know something.

Posted by: lauraw at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (K/zYU)

55 >>A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.


Also, don't want people needlessly living in fear, but...hey, we've been living in fear of the next ISIS/lone wolf jihadi attack for years. Also, ask a Trump supporter about fears associated with wearing Trump gear in public, putting Trump sticker on car. People have been attacked, cars freakin' torched.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (NOIQH)

56 Van Jones says it's a whitelash.
Mara Liasson says it's sexism.
A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (IqV8l)




According comments on the Washington Post, Fuhrer President Trump is going to send his Nazis across the country so it makes sense

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (493sH)

57 One of the main reasons that I've a Trump supporter since early on is that I thought he was the only Republican candidate who could potentially win by a landslide. I didn't say it was likely; merely possible.

I've been fairly optimistic about his chances of winning up until the last weekend, then I started getting worried. I had to go to bed last night before it was officially called, but it was already looking pretty good at that point.

As I pointed out this morning, if we had an honest and unbiased news media, he *would* have won by a landslide. Their constant negative reporting about Trump and their sweeping Hillary's crimes under the rug very nearly dragged her treasonous ass across the finish line.

The media gave us Obama in 2008, and they did their damnedest to give us Hillary in 2016.

Media delenda est. Now more than ever.

Posted by: rickl the deplorable at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (zoehZ)

58
Shit! Does this mean I have to give the dacha back?

Posted by: Bernie, butthurt in Vermont at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (7H/2n)

59 I was very nervous all night. I kept drinking. When I was looking at the NYT projection I couldn't believe it.
When Podesta spoke, I thought oh here we go folks.
I still am in shock.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (Q5Ymk)

60 I expected the worst because it's a win/win. If the bad thing happens, you are emotionally prepared for it. If the good thing happens, you feel even more wonderful.

I just had my celebratory cheesy, chili tater tots. Thanks to whoever it was on the overnight thread who gave us the recipe.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (+lVUW)

61 And even today, now watching the media repeat "President-Elect Trump," I still don't know how any of this happened.
--

Heck, I'm in PA and I have no idea how Trump defeated the Philly fraudsters.

Divine intervention.

I will pray now for Trump & family, along with the country, every night, as I did last night.

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (Om16U)

62 I watched all the bawl babies at Killary HQ lose their ever lovin' minds. And watched Rachel MadCow and Chrs McTingles fight like a mad magazine cover. Saw Brian Williams (Croissant face to me since his face has been twisting for decades and soon the top of his head will touch the bottom of his chin). trotted out for the first time since they let him back on air (I never watch MSNBC but needed a break from Megan Kelly talking about her her her her herself). I topped it off with a shot of John Powers Irish Whiskey when Trump was announced to win.

Posted by: giftogab at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (ysKvq)

63 I went to bed at 9:00pm because of a training meeting causing me to get up at 4:30am today.


At 9:00 last night, it was doom and gloom, with Florida teetering, and looking to go to Hillary.

Woke up at 4:30 this morning to find a paper plate next to my laptop written on by Little VIA.


It read:

Republicans
have House
Senate and
President.

Dems are Done

He's a good son.




Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (J+eG2)

64 The American people had a temper tantrum.

Posted by: Zombie Peter Jennings at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (IqV8l)

65 At 2:00, when Fox refused to call PA or MI, or whenever it was that Podesta came out to tell Hillary supporters "go home while we figure this out," all I kept thinking was that the Hillary camp had to locate the busload of fake ballots in Philly or Detroit that they could claim "missed the count" and would cement her victory. So yeah... not terribly convinced until Hillary actually conceded this morning.

Posted by: red speck at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (RcEOo)

66 I had an early flight and had to work late. I figured I'd eat dinner, pack, go to bed, and wake up to the results. Then listened to some returns on the radio driving. Peeked in here for a bit. Turned on TV. Sat down. When VA was close, and OH, PA, NC, and FL started breaking, watched TV and internet and did the Flounder (:::this is gonna be GREAT::. Went to bed when WI was called and still woke up for flight. Smiled all through the airport. My packing was for shit, though.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (fM72k)

67 "Brimstone farts from the Devil's ass." I'm plagiarizing the hell out of that!! Beautiful.

Posted by: Frank at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (6Byh1)

68 And even today, now watching the media repeat "President-Elect Trump," I still don't know how any of this happened.


Avalanche + Cascade of quiet, angry people.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (qCMvj)

69 I was not confident yesterday. I was hopeful but pretty sure Clinton would win. I had texted a friend that I expected Trump to lose Virginia (I did not say I thought it would be 5 points), but if he won, that would be because he was winning everywhere, and the polls just did not show that.

My wife and I went to Hacksaw Ridge last night at 7 pm so we would not see the results for 2.5 hours.

We came out and I saw that Virginia had not been called by 9:30. They were saying "too close to call." And that is when I thought he might really pull it off. But, still expected to be heartbroken in the end when Philly votes came in or whatever.

About 1030 I saw Hillary's tweet that said "whatever happens tonight..." and I said, she knows. It's over.

Outcome was still unknown when we fell asleep around midnight. Our son texted us at 3 am (it woke us up) that it was President-elect Trump and we turned on the TV in time to see Trump's speech.



Posted by: blaster at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (tewYv)

70 My brother got off shift and came to our house just as the polls were closing -- WV, IN, and one of Hillary's states had been called. Neither of us much cared -- my brother voted for Johnson; I pulled the lever for Trump; neither of us criticized the other. He was resigned to a Clinton victory; I'd been saying for weeks Trump still had a chance but I didn't find it likely.

Then we went to see Doctor Strange and tuned out the election entirely until around midnight. At which point I took out my phone, checked Drudge, and felt my jaw drop, silently showing my brother the headline: TRUMP ON VERGE OF PRESIDENCY.

We drove home discussing politics, my brother going on at some length why Obama is almost directly responsible for a cop getting shot every week (he's NYPD). Both of us were stunned.

We got home, watched the returns with my dad for half an hour or so; my brother left to go home and me and my dad just stayed up, awestruck, until 3:30 am. He went to bed; I couldn't sleep until around 8.

I'm still in shock.

But I'll say this: for all my stunned incredulity, when I saw the images of Hillary's supporters literally weeping on the floor of the Javits center, I collapsed in laughter for about fifteen minutes.

Posted by: Sausage McMuffin at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (T9DQN)

71 Gloria Allred is filing a new lawsuit against Donald Trump. She has proof and a large number of eyewitness accounts that on November 9 2016 Donald Trump beat a woman.




I'm repeating it again just because I think its funny. And to get more people to see it

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (bMG0w)

72 If know, Ace. It's ironic that the freaking NYT was foreseeing a Trump victory before any network would admit it. I was doing the same thing checking what the NYT indicator wvery 2 mins. I kept thinking why am I believing the NYT? It seemed like it had to be true bc of how painful it must have been for them to admit he could win.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (6IPEM)

73 I wasn't going to watch any returns last night at all. But I couldn't take the suspense and checked in at Fox business channel. Early-ish in the evening Lou Dobbs was all giddy and they were talking about a sell-off and what a prime opportunity it was for smart investors because once Trump started cutting taxes and regulations things would rebound in a hurry and I'm like ...wha? they actually think he can win this thing.

I hung in there until the acceptance speech.

Best election since 1980.

Posted by: Lily(Formerly of Hot Air) at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (vivhj)

74 I always thought that Trump had a chance. How good a chance, I didn't know, but I sensed that there was enough disaffection with the leftist crap of the last eight years that if Trump could tap into it, he could win.

It was much like the 1980 election. Carter was pushing the line "America is just another country, and we have to accept a diminished economy, and a diminished role in the world." That didn't sit well with white working class men - the backbone, heart and soul of the country, the guys who built this country and build it today. The guys who mine the coal, drill for oil, construct the buildings, build the bridges, construct and maintain the highways, in short, the people who REALLY matter.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (SRKgf)

75 I still don't know how any of this happened.

Posted by: Ace at 02:03 PM

I know exactly how it happened.

Constant pushback against the Left's tactics. Trump was ham-handed and put his foot in his mouth far too often, but the simple fact that he fought back was the path to victory.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (Zu3d9)

76 21 What I saw of Chris Matthews last night, he didn't seem as upset as I would have expected, or honestly, as drunk as I expected.


--

I think he has a big crush on Melania.

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (Om16U)

77 I figured I'd spend the night installing a new keyboard and mouse driver in my computer - took all of 5 minutes. Then figured I'd go out for a walk, another 35 minutes. Finally decided to do some paperwork away from the computer, but wifey kept checking the computer and everytime came back saying the Republican candidate for Governor was still ahead. Vermont! Republican ahead! Are you kidding me?

That was it, opened up 3 or 4 tabs on the computer and hit F5 in each of them every 30 seconds or so - until 1:30 this morning. I had hopes, but no real expectation it would happen.

Posted by: moon over vermont at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (kUmUV)

78 I'm wondering how great the NRA members feel.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (+lVUW)

79 36 I wimped out and went to bed around 10, refusing to watch, resigned to a Witch Win.
Woke up around midnight and peeked here & at crayfisher and holy crap he was holding on!
Went back to bed, couldn't sleep, got up again and peeked at around 2 AM and hooooly crap on a stick! Went back to bed again in case I jinxed it.

So I missed the media tears. But still -

the best birthday gift ever, bar none.
--------
Happy birthday, votermom, from the USA! You look marvelous!

Posted by: exdem13 at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (ry4ab)

80 I went to bed not long after Hillsborough county in Florida stayed blue.
I saw it as Hillary winning it without a doubt.

I woke up a little after 2:30 and said WTF, turned on the tube and it showed Trumps podium with people in the crowd waving Trump/Pence signs and I figure it was Trumps concession speech.

I changed the channel to FOX and saw that Trump won. Jumped up outta bed and woke the wife up and told her.
Neither of us have been to sleep since.

I'm fading a bit but I'm still maintaining the adrenaline rush.

Posted by: Drider at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (bdzyz)

81 On Sunday night, I went to RCP and filled out their election map based on the latest polls without changing any of the "leaning" states one way or another. For their tossups, I gave Trump anything where he was leading in the latest 2ish polls, and gave clinton any that she was leading in. Florida looked too close to call, but I gave it to Trump and ended up with 269 each. It was at that point that I figured that he stood a real shot. Most of the polls by the end had been swinging in Trump's favor, and I don't know if that was the pollsters covering their asses or if it represented a shift in the electorate, but the way I saw it, if trump won ohio and florida, and picked up any other state that clinton was polling even in, he'd probably win. Once they called ohio and florida for Trump, I had a very good feeling about it.

Posted by: joe, living deplorably at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (KUaJL)

82 I was on edge all day and was ready to ignore everything for weeks like I did in 2008.

But I checked in for early results and Trump was meeting his marks for the east coast.

I had to keep reminding folks about Florida's two time zones, but by the time Trump was wrapping up FL, had all his other wins on course, and WAS AHEAD IN VA, I couldn't believe he was ahead of his road to win this thing.

If PA hadn't taken so long to announce, the wife and I would have been up for it all, but as it was we threw in 90 minutes past bedtime and checked in for results about 2 AM.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (iLoHX)

83 Viva Le Orange!!!!

Posted by: Karmic Justice at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (iJaqf)

84 i'm with ya on that, LAsue.

Posted by: vivi at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (11H2y)

85 I had somewhat decent optimism that he would pull it off after the FBI reopened things.

Then when dipshit Comey closed it, I started getting more pessimistic. It also looked like Trump was falling a bit in the polling from his high.

The day of , I thought we had it lost when people like Trump Jr were saying Republicans need to turnout in the Florida panhandle. I was like "oh shit, that's a bad sign"

And then fucking Luntz calling Michigan against Trump made me think it was pretty bleak.


I even told other people not to believe all the FUD out there but couldn't help myself.

I will say though, I was about the only Republican of friends and family that was constantly making the case he could pull it off, so they think I'm a genius right now.

Posted by: Maritime at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (u8syu)

86 Ace, of corse Trump won. He's a winner. He doesn't do "losing".

Romney, OTOH is a RINO gentleman. That is to say, he is passive masochist who loves getting his balls slammed in the door until they fall off, and then he smiles with pleasure.

We are all conditioned by Hollywood to expect the assertive, confident winner to get his comeuppence, but thankfully those are merely the revenge fantasies of loser hack Hollywood screenwriters, not reality.

The Donald has lead a charmed life, and I don't begrudge him that at all. I'm glad the next 4-8 years, a competent adult will be in charge, and not spiteful, envious a-holes and f*ckups.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (Mt8T4)

87 I watched ABC last night until I couldn't take it anymore. They started the night saying that Hillary could make it an early evening, and pointing out that Trump only had 'one or two possible paths to claim 270 electoral votes.'

Then, Florida results came in, but they kept pointing out Broward County still hadn't posted. And Trump only had a very slim chance of putting up 270.

Then, Virginia. Then, Wisconsin. Then, Michigan. All of a sudden, it was all the 'uneducated voters' and 'possibly racist' voters that were skewing the results.

It was actually quite funny to watch.

Posted by: VotedforCruz at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (DPQlz)

88 But: Tell Me About Your Emotional Journey Last Night



Left it in God's hands and went to bed at normal time. Me screaming at the TV wasn't going to change anything.

Posted by: rickb223 Je suis AoSHQ! at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (2w7OO)

89 Agreed. When he told Maddow that Hillary lost because her policies sucked, I actually nodded along with him.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, gloating deplorably at November 09, 2016 02:13 PM (7H/2n)


So he's saying Obama sucks, correct? Because all Hillary was was an extension of Obama. She said as much.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (4ErVI)

90 Yesterday morning I voted, then entered a self-imposed media blackout for sanity's sake. I had a nice lunch, took the dog to the park, went out for a nice dinner, had some drinks and then I went to bed.

This morning I got up, showered, got dressed for work, sat down at the computer, and opened Drudge. I closed my eyes as the page loaded... then I took a breath and looked at the news.

Posted by: weew at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (EaEMG)

91 See Slate's home page. It is...magnificent in its insanity.
Posted by: Lizzy at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (NOIQH)

Like I said, everyone is outdoing each other with pronouncements of DOOOOOOM. Outright hatred for anyone that didn't vote for her. There's no healing this country. It must be nice to be a bigot but get to wrap it up in the religious fervor of Right Thought.

Posted by: Alex #11 at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (EUMt/)

92 I told everyone that Trump had 20% chance due to quiet "shamed" Trump votes not being reflected in the polls . My train ride home my hopes were dashed when Hillary took the lead in Florida when Broward county came in, and when Frank Lutz reported that exit polls show a Hillary landslide. He said something like, "what I'm saying folks is we have a President Elect Clinton" I was pissed off because he was saying this and polls in the East haven't even closed.

Spent the night following AOS comments and FBN and Fox (continued my boycott of CNN & MSNBC).

When FL, NC and Ohio came in for Trump, I new it was "game on"!
When WI came in and he was leading in PA, I knew we were about to witness history!

The only other time another election POSITIVELY SUPRISED ME, was when Guilliani beat Dinkins for mayor. A Republican NYC Mayor. But Trump beats that.
Should be exciting next 4 years. Trump will do well. He is a builder. He likes to get things done.

Posted by: JoeNYC at November 09, 2016 02:17 PM (MCCiz)

93 Posted by: USNtakim at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (hMqvx)
That NYT widget, I had to check the url. I thought this sight is really the onion messing with me.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 09, 2016 02:17 PM (Q5Ymk)

94 16 A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (IqV8l)

They should head on back to their country of origin then, and sport their head to toe bedsheets with pride.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 09, 2016 02:17 PM (YhV5r)

95 But I'll say this: for all my stunned incredulity, when I saw the images of Hillary's supporters literally weeping on the floor of the Javits center, I collapsed in laughter for about fifteen minutes.

Posted by: Sausage McMuffin at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (T9DQN)



That warmed the cockles of the cold, black cinder that is my heart.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:17 PM (SRKgf)

96 It was an interesting night: I was watching the comments here to stay abreast of things; and watching the Red Wings game on tv.

And they mirrored each other. The Wings fell behind early; and then comments here started to make me think Trump was losing. Mostly poll trolls, I think. Damiano, strangely enough, among the eeyores.

Then the Wings tied it up; and fell behind; and tied it up again. Just as Trump gained and lost and gained ground in various swing states. Then the Wings won in a shoot out, and the Donald won with...what put him over the top, really, was Wisconsin.

Fun night, overall. And I'd really like to thank everyone here, Ace and commenters, because it wouldn't have been much fun without you. Let's do this again in 4 years.

Posted by: Pastafarian at November 09, 2016 02:17 PM (sgHEm)

97 I went to bed after Virginia was called for Hillary.

At that time, Pennsylvania was close, Trump was up by just a bit in Florida. No states had flipped yet. I figured he was done.

My wife woke me up when they called Wisconsin for Trump. Quote - "You've got to be shitting me". At that point, he was still at two-fifty-something. Went back to bed when Podesta didn't concede. I figured they were lawyering up.

So ... I think my Reverse Karma Strategy worked. Since I denied myself the joy of watching the meltdown real time, the cosmic scales were balanced and the Electoral Gods allowed a Trump win.

You're welcome Horde. You're welcome.

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 09, 2016 02:17 PM (fiGNd)

98 I almost let the polls take me in in the final week. As I said in one comment, I sort of want to believe them - not because I wanted them to be true, but because for the most part, the polls in the aggregate get things right (not always obviously) and I didn't just want to dismiss that. But all anecdotal evidence pointed to a Trump win. Evidence going back to 2008 when Hillary blew another "sure thing" election. She couldn't put away Bernie. She could get a rally. Her best strategy was to hide. Liberal women I know admitted they were relunctant to vote for her. She was what I thought she was - which was just the worst politician ever.

In the end, too many people were voting for Hillary just to stop Trump. Not enough because they wanted her to win.

It was obvious people were voting for Trump. Even if they became relunctant supporters, they eventually became supporters of him. Not just of defeating Hillary. McCain lacked that. Romeny lacked it. Trump had it.

Finally, what this really may show is that Obama was just a unique political figure. Perhaps too much was read into his election, and subsequent reelection. I think it will be hard for the left to recreate that magic with another candidate because Obama was a disaster in many ways. You sort of only get that type of candidate once in a generation.

Anyway, I was not surprised that Trump won. I expected it. But in a much larger sense, it is a huge surprise. I certainly would not have expected it 2 years ago.

Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:17 PM (gmeXX)

99 I have to say though that you Morons are funnier in defeat than in victory. The Thanks Nancy thread was a classic.

Posted by: Grump928(c) likes to state the obvious at November 09, 2016 02:17 PM (0F67M)

100 I had no emotions left for this. I skipped talk radio. Voted and turned nothing on until this morning. I dreaded the announcement either way and didn't expect the joy I experienced at finding Hillary defeated.

The press lost. The elites lost. People finally paid a price for slandering good folks as racist. Amnesty lost.

Enjoy today. Tomorrow and all the tomorrows will be for reminding Trump why his president and keeping him on course.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at November 09, 2016 02:17 PM (9oHNf)

101 I've said it before but I'll say it again.

Ace, THANK YOU!

You, the commenters, this whole site, was a place of refuge, sanity and laughter.

Please have a fundraiser. (And a massive Moron inauguration party!!) You've earned it 10 times over.

On topic, my thoughts and my family's matched yours exactly. I did not believe it until Hillary conceded.

I still am an a daze. Though that may be the lack of sleep.


Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 09, 2016 02:18 PM (WuRdh)

102 4 My emotional journey was one of worry. I ended up with an erection that lasted for more than four hours and I hadn't taken Viagra.

Lucky for me Hillary spoke on TV this morning and fixed my problem.

Posted by: Dogbert at November 09, 2016 02:06 PM (T54s3)

lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob, 'Bag your hobo before its illegal to hunt!' at November 09, 2016 02:18 PM (nIGPZ)

103 My emotional journey was deflated, then curious, then guarded, then optimistic, then paranoid, and finally...

Shit eating grin. I'm still in that phase.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at November 09, 2016 02:18 PM (S2VsH)

104 16 A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (IqV8l)



Trump is having a beneficial effect already. Now if the Hollywood douche bags and other liberals will make good on their promises to GTFO, this country will benefit enormously.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:18 PM (SRKgf)

105 I could not figure out two things. Why NC, which was not close, was not called earlier and why PA, which showed Trump ahead almost two % with 96% of the vote tallied, not called for him.


I knew when he won OH things were looking good, but NH really pissed me off. Boston transplants ruining that state.



I went to sleep at 1:00 woke back up to hear Donald's victory speech.


I also got REAL sick of Megan's cute bullshit stick.



Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 02:18 PM (NbJXF)

106 I knew it was going to be a good night when the florida results started coming in on Fox and Drudge. Then I saw OH and PA and was like holy cow.

It was around that time that Me Again and other turds started looking like they smelled a big fart and I knew this was not going how it was supposed to go at all. It was starting to get awkward for the media.

Unfortunately I had to leave the couch and go to a cub scouts meeting at that point but when I got back Fox was showing the funeral at the Hitlary defeat party. Karl Rove was talking out of his ass about how Trump had to go grovel to the nevertrumpers. Juan Williams was freaking out. Me Again had an awkward smile. It was over but the bastards couldn't call it even when AP eventually called.

Skankles, always pathetic and nasty sends out the spirit cooker to get rid of the rubes. That was depressing. Looked like no victory speech was going to happen. Then 15 minutes later the witch concedes like a piece of trash coward over the phone.

Posted by: james at November 09, 2016 02:18 PM (jxw6R)

107 What I saw of Chris Matthews last night, he didn't seem as upset as I would have expected, or honestly, as drunk as I expected.

I don't think he likes Hillary very much.
Posted by: Grump928(c) likes to state the obvious at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (0F67M



he was quiet and subdued mostly
I think he was just disgusted by the Democrat Party and the DNC

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:18 PM (qCMvj)

108 If they count the military absentee ballots the race is close enough that Trump will win the popular vote

And eliminate as much of the fraud as Trump's lawyers are able to uncover. I agree, in the end, Trump will have won the popular vote.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:18 PM (39g3+)

109 Reposting from the last thread because it makes me happy.

>>>In case anyone missed it. Via Gateway Pundit, here is MeAgain Kelley having teh sadz when Trump took the lead. Deer in headlights.

https://tinyurl.com/nhhgnp2

Lamentations, my friends. It's whats for dinner.

As for my feelings yesterday, I went to dinner with my best friend and we both were resigned to a defeat, but were somewhat optimistic. We played some Titanfall 2 online while the night went along. Neither he or I wanted to believe it until the bitch conceded either.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at November 09, 2016 02:18 PM (AJeMv)

110
You dont know how it happened?

For months many of us were urging others here to watch Trump rallies. We told you Something's Going On.



Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:18 PM (suql3)

111 I took my kids to ballet and didn't look at my phone the whole time. I very much assumed Hillary would win and I'd just see the results in the morning.

On the ride home I turned on Levin and he said that Trump was holding strong, even leading, in Florida and that the panhandle hadn't even come in yet.

When they called Florida for Rubio, I knew Trump had Florida. I started paying attention to the other races and saw that Ohio was going Trump as well.

When I saw Michigan was leaning Trump, I knew he'd won.

As a person who really dislikes Trump, I felt a little ashamed about how happy it made me. Now, well we've given the assholes a mandate so we better damn well see that effing wall and abortion go bye bye.

Posted by: Lauren at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (DZq3O)

112 >>>They were trying though. So was MSDNC. They both were trying to show the pathway for Shrillary, but even Madcow said "Aren't we just wishcasting" or something to that effect, "isn't this thing really over?"


True. Wolf blitzer almost attacked John King when John King was explaining that Trump had probably won florida. BUT WHERE IS THE OUTSTANDING VOTE FOR HILLARY? he demanded -- Hillary's going to win, TELL ME HOW SHE'LL DO THAT.

But at the moment, that's what I wanted, so I didn't call it bias. I called it sweet, sweet comforting pessimism.

Posted by: ace at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (8rNrN)

113 >> A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.


That's a good thing.

Posted by: garrett at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (/IGpZ)

114 Still having trouble processing it, but not as much trouble as the lefties in my life. Stunned and gobsmacked they are.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (RD7QR)

115 I went to bed without seeing any TV or internet results a bit pessimistic. Woke up at 1:30 AM and just knew he'd won for some reason. Checked Drudge and saw that he'd called it. Turned on the TV and had to wait for a couple of hours on the media to tell us what we already knew.

Posted by: teapartydoc at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (hWHqx)

116 I had wiener schnitzel and a cigar!

Posted by: Bilbo Clintoon at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (ysKvq)

117 Went to a concert last night, was a good disctraction. Ignored my phone the whole time even during intermission, did not want bad results to harsh my mellow. Wanted to hold on to a country where Hillary was NOT pres as long as I could, a sort of Schroedinger's Cat scenario. But I could hear it buzzing constantly.

Checked it after and was stunned to see my lefty friends and family wailing and gnashing their teeth. Went home with hope growing in my soul. Had to call and console people while switching between network channels, Decision Desk and Drudge and here and enjoying the schadenfreudelicious MSM disbelief.

Was so afraid to fall asleep last night, though I'd wake up and somehow the SheBeast would for sure have used SpiritCooking to summon up a Faustian bargain and somehow pull out a win. Glad to see that didn't happen! Feel lighter than air today!!!

Posted by: LizLem at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (hvf9s)

118 Trump Destroys Elites' Assumptions: Autopsy of the 2012 'GOP Autopsy'
By J. Christian Adams November 9, 2016
We learned last night that the punditry's "GOP autopsy" after the 2012 Mitt Romney loss was dead wrong.

Also called the "Growth and Opportunity Project," the autopsy scolded the party, insisting that new immigration policies and racial pandering were necessary to win future elections. Naturally, such policies would have been a growth and opportunity project for the consultants who would be paid to create them.

Had Jeb Bush been on the ballot yesterday, and had he followed the autopsy recommendations, Hillary Clinton would be president.

Any candidate following the autopsy's recommendations of pandering to racial identity politics would have lost precisely in the states that gave Trump his win: Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.


https://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2016/11/09/trump-destroys-
elite-assumptions-autopsy-of-the-gop-autopsy/?singlepage=true

If the left insists on playing racial identity politics, others can play that game as well. And not just to lose like Romney and the GOPe class. Trump showed how to win at that game.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (R+30W)

119 My stress ended very early. After picking up a bottle of laphroaig, I drive by my polling station. Easily 500 people in line. In deep red Arizona. The monster vote was real. Went home. Filled a flask, walked back and waited in line. Voted and then played elder scrolls online while being completely vindictive to the idiots on facebook.

Good times.

Posted by: Al Leppo at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (8mYHH)

120 I achieved full enlightenment last year after reading Scott Adams analysis and watching the man himself speak. He has a gift for communicating. I always thought he'd win. I felt kari did a good job as an advocate here without being a fanboi.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (nFwvY)

121 My emotional journey continues. Reading the coverage in the foreign press is giving me a brand new schadenboner.

It's real and it's spectacular.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (/tuJf)

122 When Brian Williams went "Oof".....

That's when I knew.

I never thought I would feel the joy of my first presidential vote (Nov. 1980, for Ronald Reagan) again.

So glad I was able to experience that elation once again.

And now, we will be able to point to this great moment and tell our children and our grandchildren that Yes, ANYONE can be the President of this great nation.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at November 09, 2016 02:19 PM (Saqzi)

123 For a long time since 2012, I suppressed any sort of hope or optimism, especially regarding politics. I stopped watching any televised news whenever possible. Leading into the election, the only poll I even semi-trusted was the LA Times, but even though my instincts told me it was the best one out there, my pessimism told me that the rest of the polls would enact a self fulfilling prophecy.

The day before election day, I was a wreck, and went through the stages of grief, preparing myself for a Clinton presidency. I basically ate a big box of Kaboom that day. Yesterday, I was almost as bad off, but as it was game time, and I did my part early on in the day, I had a bit of optimistic momentum. As the night went on, I attempted to keep myself from believing, as I didn't want to deal with the letdown of another unpleasant surprise.

I think it was around 11:00 or so when it started kicking in that Trump not only had a chance, but had the better chance. By the time he won, I was so energized that I had no chance of going back to sleep for the rest of the night. Got myself a good shadowboxing workout at that point.

It sure feels good to feel like the people of this country aren't completely assimilated yet.

Posted by: Average Guy at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (KqRop)

124 At 2:00, when Fox refused to call PA or MI, or whenever it was that Podesta came out to tell Hillary supporters "go home while we figure this out," all I kept thinking was that the Hillary camp had to locate the busload of fake ballots in Philly or Detroit that they could claim "missed the count" and would cement her victory. So yeah... not terribly convinced until Hillary actually conceded this morning.
---

Yep, I thought that too.

Logically, I didn't think they could rig this. I know the Globalists didn't want Brexit, then that happened. So I assumed that they hadn't perfected their voter fraud methods.

However... I was worried about it, especially with ALL the weird stuff out there, like ballots on a guys front porch and votes being changed from Trump to Clinton.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (hqqM5)

125 I still though just kept thinking as those returns were coming in for PA and Michigan that there was going to be some inner city ballot drop that they hadn't counted yet and Trump would just miss it.

And then one of my political consultant friends in AZ said Trump was not looking strong at all because of the Mormon vote turning against him in returns.

So I was on pins and needles until Trump formally announced Hillary had called him.

Posted by: Maritime at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (u8syu)

126 I had no hopes for the evening initially. Hi then allowed myself to think that maybe the house and maybe the Senate were Within Reach. It was only later in the evening , much later, that I could accept the possibility the Trump might win. I really think it's like PTSD from 2012.

Posted by: Pep at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (3QlCP)

127 I went to bed without looking at any results or listening to any exit polls. I was certain (as I posted here repeatedly) that Scankles had the election in the bag and that, with careers on the line, Trump could not be allowed to win.

I don't generally sleep well, but last night I was tossing and turning, dreading 5.00am and the gut punch that was sure to come. I even thought about getting up and checking Fox to see what was what, but I didn't.

So the alarm rang at 5. I got up and turned on the radio in the bathroom. Heard the overnight host say something about "even if you're cranky, you need to get over it. Life goes on."

Shit
I thought. She won. She really did.

Then it was top of the hour news. The first voice I heard was a man hoarsely yelling, ". . .the next president of the United States -" and my heart sank to my feet. The voice was a nasal honk that sounded exactly like Bernie Sanders.

And then the sentence finished: "- Donald Trump!"

It was all I could do to keep from screaming at the top of my lungs.

We won.

We really did.

And that was why I was so pessimistic over the last few days. That euphoric rush of joy and relief was like cocaine mainlined through my veins.

Anyway, that's my story.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (X6fMO)

128 >>What I saw of Chris Matthews last night, he didn't seem as upset as I would have expected, or honestly, as drunk as I expected.

>I don't think he likes Hillary very much.


Laurence O'Donnel was apoplectic.

Posted by: garrett at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (/IGpZ)

129 A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM

And already the Trump Presidency is making America great again.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (S2VsH)

130 I also got REAL sick of Megan's cute bullshit stick.


-------------

She was awful last night.

Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (gmeXX)

131 Lou Dobbs laughing last night was absolutely GREAT! Cavuto tried to keep things somewhat even, but Dobbs was a hoot. Can't wait for Sunday and the Insiders and their post-mortems -- crazy old guys herded like cats by the beautiful and no-nonsense Harris Faulkner. Schoen and Caddell have been spastic for the past two weeks. LeBoot is east coast establishment all the way, but even he started getting on the Trump train.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (MIKMs)

132 Please have a fundraiser. (And a massive Moron inauguration party!!) You've earned it 10 times over.

On topic, my thoughts and my family's matched yours exactly. I did not believe it until Hillary conceded.

I still am an a daze. Though that may be the lack of sleep.


Posted by: What's a Seawolf?


Yes, this.

There are more people willing to sling some money your way than to the Trump campaign.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (v4Dtx)

133 I had a very 2012-vibe all night. In 2012 we still were without power due to Hurricane Sandy and I remember driving home from work listening to Hannity and he had someone on begging for votes in Ohio.

Last night, driving to vote, I put on Hannity and he had a couple people on talking about how important it was to get out to vote and it could still make a difference.

Between that, the exit polls, and then states like Georgia, South Carolina, and Louisiana not being called right away, I figured it was over.

But sometime around 9:30 the mood on Fox News seemed to change. As Ace said, suddenly it was no longer about Clinton's path but Trump's. And then I saw the NYT widget here and started to feel like things might be okay. I'm no great fan of Trump, but he's far better than the end of freedom and rule of law.

Posted by: Cantankerous at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (326rv)

134 I'm never listening to any media voice again. We got so jerked around during this election cycle and it continued into the middle of the night this morning. It felt like cruel manipulation and I'm not ever letting myself be taken in by them.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (6IPEM)

135 And just think what the actual numbers were in battleground states where they were manufacturing votes for Hillary - like in Florida. As someone pointed out, they didn't expect Wisconsin and were not ready with the fraud there.

There was a moment last night, at 2 am, when Hillary sent Podesta that I thought - oh shit, they are going to keep this going until they "find" the votes they need. Luckily, Trump won just outside the margin where they could "find" those votes - and maybe he sent the message, I will claim victory whether or not you concede - a dare. I even joked that he invented the phone call from Hillary and just went all in. LOL.

I still wonder what the real numbers in many states were.

Posted by: Soulpatchtony at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (m40v5)

136 My disappointment was that Trump did not win by more. But the moment of some doubt after a little beer, was when FL seemed to stubbornly remain in doubt, and visions of Broward finding another 100K dusty ballots worried me.

Several states were showing big early leads for Hilda, like OH for some reason. But as it really was happening at the end, things seemed surreal, (maybe it was the tenth beer).

I watched late enough to see Judy somesuch come on and start with the hate, that Trump must submit to them so as to heal the nation or something. HuffPo took that turn as well it seems, and others that still believe "compromise and healing" means give them whatever they want, or they will beat us with bats.
http://www.mrctv.org/blog/trump-wins-and-liberal-media-lost-their-minds

But there is hope today ... we kept the republic out of a domestic terrorist's claws. It was close.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (LhGBu)

137 I was pretty grim, despite dutifully voting and noting the excellent turnout. (I do believe Ohio's voting count was actually back up to 2000 and 2008 levels.) But CPT Charles gave the shout-out that certain states were in play, and I was suddenly back in the game. After seeing the Iron Triangle break up in Ohio and Florida go red suddenly the way to victory seemed like a reality. Seeing Michigan open red made me eupohoric, as it became clear that Trump was going to win it all in the Midwest, as in elections of my father and grandfather's time, and the Pacific Coast would not save the Hildabeast.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (ry4ab)

138 I will say that all this pundit talk about how Trump needs to be conciliatory and approach the Never Trumpers....

Has it exactly backwards...

Do not let them back in until THEY apologize...

Because although they are stunned right now... their Hubris will soon show again.... hell it already is with folks like Rove...

Posted by: Don Q. at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (qf6WZ)

139 We must FINISH THEM!
Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:14 PM (suql3)

AFFIX BAYONETS!

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (Om16U)

140
So, Not To be All Obama On This, But: Tell Me About Your Emotional Journey Last Night


Lol half the people here last night were drunk out of their gourds.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (lKyWE)

141 Will the President-Elect have signs printed up that say, "Office of the President-Elect" to pin onto his podiums, like the previous pResident?

Posted by: dc at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (oY/R7)

142
My journey ? I was pretty sure Trump would win Ohio, Iowa and I had high hopes for Wisconsin (thanks to Preibus and Walker). I did not expect PA or MI (well, maybe Michigan). I knew Florida margin of fraud would be overwhelming even with huge rallies and Rubio rising; got worried when the last minute GOTV from Don Jr. came out for the panhandle. I knew Trump could do this, and only him. No one else, no other candidate could have. ANd did not have to spend billions to do it. He work incredibly hard, campaigning on the ground, had great lean and mean organization and excellent people. And I wanted a businessman, a real businessman in the WH for a long time. Someone to yell "You are fired !" to the lot of those useless beltway bloodsuckers.

Posted by: runner at November 09, 2016 02:21 PM (c6/9Q)

143 __good to be back___

I saw ace's tweets last night.

I had a blithe belief he could win. After all, real polls showed a +3 edge. I said to myself that there's no enthusiasm where I live for Hillary. This time in 12, there were "O" stickers everywhere. Now? none.

The polling place was midterm election empty.

Anyway...when it did start happening, I couldn't believe it either. Especially when the nancy downers said it would be an early evening.

Stayed up way too late, drank way too much.

But at one point, it dawned on me. I saw what the widget saw. Either PA or MI would go trump and either one or both gave him 300+. No shit.

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at November 09, 2016 02:21 PM (QztpB)

144

Muslims are afraid to wear their bomb-belts under their cloaks today because of Trump? Good.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:21 PM (suql3)

145 I believe Trump will come out on top in the pop. vote.
Posted by: Soothsayer



Rush was talking about how they'll use this to try to take the electoral vote out of the equation.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:21 PM (qCMvj)

146 Reverse Romney is the most popular sexual position in Utah

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at November 09, 2016 02:21 PM (SAn+a)

147 Some idiot in my office snarked this morning that maybe someone needed to turn America off and restart it.

I shot back that's what last night was.

I started seeing good things at 7 pm on Drudge and couldn't believe it. Thought Drudge just had too much invested in Trump winning -- Drudge is the kingmaker here, IMHO.

Went to a restaurant so I wouldn't have to watch another 2012. But I kept sneaking looks at my phone and finally went home where I spent the most enjoyable evening I have ever experienced watching CNN. It was delicious watching Wolf try to get the map guy to tell him good news. And when CNN refused to call Florida for two hours after everyone else did... the delusions ran high.

It was even fun was listening to that sanctimonious fucktard Van Jones lecture on civility and how scared all the drama queens were...

Watching CNN turn on Hillary when she refused to cede...
A glorious night. I couldn't fall asleep I was so giddy.

Posted by: Oil Field Trash at November 09, 2016 02:21 PM (4aqU7)

148 09/11/16 03:34
That sound you hear tonight is every single shredder in the IRS, DOJ, and State Dept. buildings running at full speed.

Posted by: Evilpens at November 09, 2016 02:22 PM (y3aQB)

149 Not To be All Obama On This, but...

Better yet, you could be all Hillary on this, and ask us to tell you about our emotional journey in 3 emojis or less.

Posted by: zincfinger at November 09, 2016 02:22 PM (Bj229)

150 of course, here in blue country, there was ZERO trump stickers.

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at November 09, 2016 02:22 PM (QztpB)

151 MeAgain realizes Trump will become President.

https://youtu.be/7ZMrH5t1Ovs

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 02:22 PM (bMG0w)

152 >>A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.

Yeah, Democrats always seem to have convenient yet unidentified "friends" who happen to support The Narrative.

Posted by: V the K at November 09, 2016 02:22 PM (O7MnT)

153 7
And there are already reports of ballots found in "trunks" in NC. So
they are still trying the steal even though giving them NC still would
not give them a win.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 09, 2016 02:07 PM (mpXpK)

Durham, blackest city in state. They keep polls open extra 90 minutes and bam, enough votes to defeat McCrory the Republican governor.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 02:22 PM (NbJXF)

154 My journey was so emotional that I had to hit the restroom for a quick dolphin flogging.

I had to have a release or I was gonna implode.

/sarc

Posted by: Drider at November 09, 2016 02:22 PM (bdzyz)

155 I spent the evening with my wife and two teen daughters. We were in the bonus room doing work and homework together with Fox on in the background. I was completely pessimistic and spent most of the early night putting a damper on the building enthusiasm. After 2008 and 2012, I was just convinced that there is no hope in the electorate. I was happily wrong.

It wasn't until he won NC that I thought there was a chance, but even then I was sure that FL would go Clinton. With every big state announced for Trump, the wife and kids were getting more and more excited.

I'm happy that my oldest daughter's first voting opportunity was for a winner. I hope that Trump makes her proud to have voted for him. We stayed up to 2am PST watching everything we could on TV and the internet.

Oh and to hold the Senate and House...what a victory!

I thank the HQ for being THE BEST place for me to park this election. I've been reading this smart military blog for almost 10 years, but it was always part of a rotation. That rotation severely diminished this cycle. Basically, Drudge, FR, Breitbart and here. But this was home. Ace and the COBs gave me a "safe space". THANK YOU.

Posted by: Matty at November 09, 2016 02:22 PM (+ULpH)

156 I was texting with a friend that had money on Trump. He got some long odds during the pussy days, but he was very nervous.

Because I read Ann Coulter's book and saw a election calculator about a year ago where you could make inputs based on race, I told him Trump had run a smart race in the rust belt.

I spent all night watching PA on the AOSHQDD. Scary, but fun. Perplexing why the vote subtotals were different than Fox as it was tallied.

It is nice to know the witch won't be eating our flesh. Now I hope for justice for her whole cabal.


Posted by: Jc at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (iRJ+A)

157 A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (IqV8l)


I'm supposed to be bothered by this why?

Posted by: RickZ at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (O+32K)

158
Mrs. Krebs and I did Stockings for Soldiers from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, came home and watched some DVDs before turning in near 11:00 PM.

The 70% exit poll opinions regarding trust, etcetera, reported at Breitbart in late afternoon (Reuters / IPSOS exit poll) led me to believe that matters might be better than expected, so I logged into the HQ and arrived at the IA and WI won by Trump thread.

Took the news to Mrs. Krebs and then watched coverage up through Trump's speech. It was clear that the alphabet networks were holding off calling it for Trump for as little long as they could, but there clearly was no chance for the Shrillster.

Didn't check FB to this AM after waking up. Very amused hy lefties' threats to "be nice and don't gloat". Yeah, like you did in 2008.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Deplorable Cycling Stars (TM) at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (BK3ZS)

159

BREAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=306413

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (IqV8l)

160 I changed the channel after watching Shep Smith cream himself calling VA for Hillary.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (J9FkY)

161 What, no pudding? No one even had some ready, just in case?

O how things have fallen. We need to build it back up IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (u0s1P)

162 It happened because I got tired off dropping my pants and grabbing my ankles for the coastal elites. 25-year old Silicon Valley millionaires while my $12.85 a hour job got moved to Mexico. Your tears are tasty, lefties.

Posted by: Mr. Midwest Voter at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (WJO4x)

163 Rand Paul back to the Senate, Justin Amash back to the House. Pleases me much more than anything else that happened last night.

Posted by: V the K at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (O7MnT)

164 141 Will the President-Elect have signs printed up that say, "Office of the President-Elect" to pin onto his podiums, like the previous pResident?


--

He should totally use my Great Seal Of Trump (eagle with the Trump hair)

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (Om16U)

165 My journey:

Monday, drank all night, couldn't get a wink of sleep.

Tuesday, spent the whole day at work trying not to fall asleep or throw up. Couldn't bear to look at any updates AT ALL.

Tuesday night. Periodically read a few horde comments. They ranged from pessimistic to guarded optimism. I couldn't take it, and ate some string cheese and bologna to keep from throwing up.

Wednesday morning. Woke up at 6:45, still not able to bear to look. Finally at 7, I brought up ace.mu.nu, saw Trump/Pence, and I've been giggling ever since.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (Mt8T4)

166 I'm happy and thrilled, but more in the way of being glad to just still be alive.

I think it was Churchill who said the most thrilling feeling in the world is to be shot at without result.

What we did was dodge a bullet. We lose last night, and you can turn out the lights on American sovereignty and self-governance.

The most honest thing Hillary said in recent times was her speech to the bankers from itau in which she related her dream of a borderless western hemisphere in which the most important thing is the well-being of each and every citizen of the hemisphere. And this is not just the dream of the radical Left, but of the globalist business elites as well, and their agents like Paul Ryan.

Obviously, to achieve that, the United States, as a meaningful sovereign, must die.

As a first step, they need to elect a new people who will be willing to effectively dismantle the USA and surrender their right of self-governance to global elites. They have accomplished that in California, and perhaps a few other states as well.

The demographic trends and institutional structures in the USA are still heavily in their favor. The Left and the other globalists will try to convince Trump and us to just tread water for a few years and not try to roll back the losses, because they know the undercurrent is still carrying them to their desired destination.

What we gained last time was some time, and an opportunity. Frankly, we will still have to overcome the odds, but now we have a chance.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (hA1V+)

167 146 Now get ready for the chain saw enema as the laziest, least informed and most corrupt Republican president since the media savvy drone Warren Harding also rode into office on a campaign based on nostalgia. Trump's already getting ready to play "Let's Make a Deal" with Chuck Shumer and you can bet Mitch McConnell will go right along in bankrupting the nation in the name of bipartisanship.


Posted by: NC Mountain Girl at November 09, 2016 02:21 PM (q8oBh)



There's that classy behavior we've come to expect from the NeverTrump brigade.

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (bMG0w)

168

The biggest narrative I see and hear today from the left is "we should all be scared" "we are scared" "we are scared for the children."

I could swear I heard someone say last night about women and children, or whoever being afraid there will be a train that Trump will use to ship people out.

lol

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (qCMvj)

169 I had fallen asleep. Woke up, looked online to Ace reporting that Florida and Ohio were in the bag, and Wisconsin was possible. Then there was something about Michigan perhaps going to Trump. Union infested Michigan.

I kind of wondered about Michigan because when I voted in late morning the lines were the longest I've seen in 40 years. I figured that this was due to people being really pissed off about something, and it would either be really good for us or really bad.

In the end, I think that people don't like a crook in government.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (+lVUW)

170 I couldn't watch, I couldn't sit there and watch the smirky libs on tv smirk, told my wife to tell me good news only. And then when she started telling me VA was close, and the easy wins in KY and IN and keeping the lead in FLA...

man, I was all over flipping the networks (no cable here), it was awesome. I really didn't think he could do it, I mean PA, and WI and MI !! We'll see how he does in the future, but avoiding a vicious hillary presidency is a time to celebrate.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (ODxAs)

171 EXACTLY the same process here Ace. But you left off the end. After the acceptance speech - but before the walk-back I kept expecting - I was quit to take to Twitter and Facebook to rub some well-deserving assholes' noses in it.

Posted by: TSGSJeremy at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (/Rfmk)

172 Ace's experience mirrors my own. I just couldn't give in to hope until Hillary conceded. I still don't believe it.

Posted by: holygoat at November 09, 2016 02:24 PM (DbBV5)

173 "Why NC, which was not close, was not called earlier and why PA, which showed Trump ahead almost two % with 96% of the vote tallied, not called for him."

They might have rigged the vote and Trump beat their spread.
I think rigged at 5% and Trump pulled 6%.

Posted by: OK at November 09, 2016 02:24 PM (8cftc)

174 where's the humpbot?

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at November 09, 2016 02:24 PM (QztpB)

175 And there are already reports of ballots found in "trunks" in NC. So they are still trying the steal even though giving them NC still would not give them a win.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 09, 2016 02:07 PM (mpXpK)

One thing that must be done: greatly increase penalties for, and enforcement of vote fraud. Individual ballot fraud should be 5 years of PMITA prison. Procuring and managing vote fraud, by whatever means, death.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 09, 2016 02:24 PM (bY0uH)

176 It happened because the silent majority finally got pissed-off enough to get off their couches and vote...

Posted by: I smell something Rotten at November 09, 2016 02:24 PM (KlVE7)

177
For a while there, Ace, I was really worried you'd choose the anti-Trump side.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:24 PM (suql3)

178 My emotional journey was complicated by 1) having to work my ass on something that had to be briefed at 0200 est, overseas, 2) listening to it on the radio versus watching the sweet tears of liberal pain, and 3) stupidly checking the state government source websites. The angst from the delay between the recorded results on tbe official sites and the network's reporting was driving me insane. Esp., with regards to FL and PA.

In general, my growing euphoria caused me to forget to place a lucky gunner order for a couple more battle packs of 556. Which might work out, because prices should drop now.

Posted by: Jean at November 09, 2016 02:24 PM (2RVmA)

179 Tried to watch hockey but no live games on NHL Network. Turned to "Cops". Went over to CBS (on mute) at the commercial breaks. Saw FL and NC going his way. Kept up with the AP map. Thought PA was a lost cause but the FAB's lead collapsed and Toomey pulled even. When Clinton was still behind after CA, OR and WA were called I knew she shot her bolt.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at November 09, 2016 02:24 PM (BWL+E)

180

Luckily I only had a smidgeon of scotch. So no hangover. Just tired and joyful.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:24 PM (qCMvj)

181 My emotional journey is more or less like Ace's, except I don't have cable so I was stuck listening to Shep and refreshing the HQ. I think listening to Shep for several hours during an election night is penance enough for a lifetime, even if I didn't watch any MSNBC.

However, I would note that I had a strange feeling of peace after voting at 7 am. That may have been from the Lord, but I think just the small act of voting in my great big red state of Texas, was a something I could actually DO. After such a long, excoriating election season, to actually be able to make that one volitional step was a relief.

Posted by: TexasDan, Standard Deplorable Redneck at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (yL25O)

182 I don't normally listen to Rush, but I did today. He said it happened not because people are sexist or were giving "whitelash" (That's the term by bigoted Van Jones) It wasn't because we didn't want a black man. We DO NOT LIKE open borders, taking in Muslims who might be terorits or Obama. We reject the leftist politics and for goodness sake we want America to be a country of prosperity . not a third world country and one where Obam,a has to put it down and apologize for all the time. I am TIRED or white and Christians always being portrayed as bigoted and intolerant.


I didn't think Trump would win. I went to sleep about 9:00. When I had insomnia at 2:30 to wake up and find he had one, I cried for a minute-just so glad Hillary hadn't won.

And why did it happen? I believe it happened because of God's grace in answered prayer to a whole lot of people who were praying.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (tOcW/)

183 She could never garner any enthusiasm with her voter base. I kept waiting for it to happen, but it never did. Since September, I started realizing that he had a real shot at this despite what the polls were saying.

I wobbled a bit when FL didn't come in as quickly as I wished, but when it did, I knew he had it.

Posted by: Soona at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (Fmupd)

184 Haaa ha ha ha haa

This article actually had me down a week ago. Now I just got a looong good gut-laugh from it.

The best fallout is the absolute death blow to the media's credibility.

https://is.gd/efAKqv

Posted by: lauraw at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (K/zYU)

185 So I guess ISIS membership is going to skyrocket now, right? I mean, our Betters assured us that Trump's rhetoric was their biggest recruiter.

Posted by: josephistan at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (7HtZB)

186 Laurence O'Donnel was apoplectic.
Posted by: garrett at November 09, 2016 02:20 PM (/IGpZ)

He was Glenn Beck's soulmate last night. The two of them could be hired as professional wailers at a funeral, like the Muslims do.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (oDUj/)

187 I stopped watching anything election related starting Tues AM. The wife and watched movies and then went to sleep. Woke up to see the results.

I decided that watching the "blow by blow" broadcast just made me tense and did not change anything. I had voted and now the decision was out of my hands.

I must say I slept pretty good last night!

Posted by: Zogger at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (SKahJ)

188 Please have a fundraiser. (And a massive Moron inauguration party!!) You've earned it 10 times over.

I agree, if you can, throw a few sheckels to Ace.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (39g3+)

189 The embarrassing secret that nobody is taking about:

Trump did surprisingly well among black men and Hispanic men. He did poorly among minority women, so overall it looks like he only slightly improved on Romney's minority performance. But in reality, minority men were key, and he lost them "less badly" than Romney. Why won't the media talk about it? Black and Hispanic men are culturally biased against a female leader.

Posted by: wooga at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (gfpLa)

190 too young to remember the 80 election but I remember the 84 election as my parents told me reagan was going to nuke the world and kill everyone.

That was a sad night for a young liberal me.

Or course, 1 year later, I was 10 or something and able to think and spent the 80's a yuuuge reagan fan.

Anyway, I can imagine last night was what 80 was like for my deep deep liberal parents. All over again.

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (QztpB)

191 Posted by: NC Mountain Girl at November 09, 2016 02:21 PM

Someone has the sadz.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (S2VsH)

192 I thought there was some chance of a win (not far from 538's 30ish%). I was looking at the county by county results in the key states as they came in, confirmed the trend with the peso trading, and broke open the celebration scotch at 9:30. Watched a bit more of Fox Business, and swapped over to salt mining by 11. It was great.

Posted by: frank at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (duHKQ)

193 https://tinyurl.com/ph4xra8 Clinton Supporters having a bad case of the SADZ last Night

Posted by: Evilpens at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (y3aQB)

194 We need a pool, who's the first big lefty pundit to say "I hope Trump fails" and smirk at Limbaugh?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (39g3+)

195 I knew that three of the four people (2 women, 2 men) who sit near me at work were voting for Trump, but this is a union shop in Minnesota. In the city. They had to be anomalies. How could they not be?

No way could it possibly be close in MN. Hell, he'd be lucky to hold onto Arizona and North Carolina.

Then the impossible happened. I honestly expected the opposite- that Trump would under

Posted by: Hollowpoint at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (gsUzr)

196 Obama

meant the policies of Obama.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (tOcW/)

197 REAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=306413

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (IqV8l)



They're leaving the country in January?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (493sH)

198 I'm from Wisconsin and had given up hope entirely. There was no chance both at the state level and nationally. I gave in to despair and didn't vote.*

Yeah. I'm an asshole.

But as soon as the polls closed in the first states, I started to see signs of hope. Up in Virginia? Even briefly, that's remarkable. Everything was different than 2012. The thing that kept giving me hope most was that Trump was up in the popular vote by a steady and large margin. Obama was up in popular vote instantly and never looked back.

I knew that after California came in, the popular vote would swing, but if he could keep the popular vote throughout the East Coast, well, that's a fucking THING right there.

And then I saw the NYT widget. At first I dismissed it but then I drilled down into the tool itself and saw HOW it was calculating the odds and I started to believe it. (As an aside, as awful as the NYT is, their election website was BY FAR the best. Fox was okay and after that most of them sucked).

When Trump finally fought back into the lead in PA even after Philly had blown its load, I knew it was over but for the crying.

Ace is really exactly right. It was exactly the opposite of the 2012 election for me.

* - I have just moved and the hassle of it seemed to vastly outweigh the chances of my vote mattering ... After all, if Wisconsin is even IN PLAY, this thing is over right? Mea maxima culpa.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (xeeHA)

199 One thing conservatives are going to have to compromise on is we can no longer be the globalist, free trade party if we want to keep the White House.

That is probably the single biggest reason Trump won this election, he snagged the Rust Belt.

So we are going to have to swap taxes, like lower corporate taxes but raise import tariffs. Get used to it.

We're not going back to the Davos WTO NAFTA shit unless you want Democrats to have a lock on the White House again.

Posted by: Maritime at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (u8syu)

200 I never doubted trump would win. Both gut and looking at polling data and trends I personally trusted led me to that belief, solidified by Pat Caddells brilliant column from last week. Husband, however, was preemptively verklempt. He brought home a YUGE bottle of jack Daniels and went from HE IS NOT GOING TO WIN to I DON'T BELIEVE IT, THEY ARE LYING from about 9-2. As each swing state fell, he ran through the house screaming TRUMP TRAIN and swinging his arms through the air. Then back to bipolar depression. Our three teenage boys were like cats on a hot tin roof but quickly started ignoring dad's mood swings and coming to me for "proof" and data points to back up their fledgling hopes that they were witnessing a political miracle. They got way too excited, doing handstands, yelling and wrecking my kitchen, running through the house... it was bedlam. It was the gorilla house at the zoo. I smoked about 18 cigarettes and tried to hide from about l of them outside. About midnight they wandered off, crashing, occasionally popping out to ask DID HE WIN IT? 200 or so husband gave up aboutllsk swerved to bed, snoring loud enough to be heard in the den. At 245, I tried to wake him to tell him the news, but he was out. Stayed up til 4 crying and in disbelief that Hillary would show her actually craptastic self so wantonly before her own supporters, historically be clowning herself and once again, making me ashamed of my gender, by dispatching her dead man walking scarecrow, Podesta, to scurry her weeping sycophants out the door, while evidently simultaneously drunk dialing Trump to concede. Thoroughly enjoyable evening both in schadenfreude and in the quiet absolute KNOWLEDGE that the right man, God chosen and uniquely qualified for THIS moment in this nations history, has vanquished the country's enemies-- obama, clinton, RNC, media, crlebs, terrorists, snobs, lobbyists, and most significantly the feeling of despair we have felt for our republic, in one fell swoop. Brilliant. Beautiful. Exhausting. Still in my pajamas and hungover but ecstatic.

Posted by: WhatFreshHello at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (9kEXC)

201 You want real doom and gloom, check out Krugman's stuff today. But you better hurry up, because he may be going out a window.

Posted by: tu3031 at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (qJhUV)

202 I felt the win coming yesterday. Seriously. I came on here early in the day and said I thought he would win. Because I did.

But I admit I got up early this morning, fearing I might see Clinton's smug face on the screen, being called Madam President-elect by some sycophantic reporters.

I crossed my fingers and hoped to see shocked and disgusted talking heads, asking "how could this happen?!?" And . . . voila! There they were.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (4rh2D)

203 Mrs. Muse and I ended up spending the evening watching the Tolkien edit of The Hobbit. This is a fan edit of Jackson's 8+ hour craptacular bloatfest Hobbit trilogy with most of the extraneous and made-up crap removed. And it was a reasonably decent 4.5 hour movie.

About half-way through, a friend of ours came over because she was nervous about the election and wanted to hang out with some fellow conservatives.

I could not bear to put up with TV talking heads yammering, so no network TV. But I did check in here at the HQ from time to time.

And late in the evening, when everybody was jumping up and down and singing, I looked at the EV map and thought Hillary could still win this thing.

It was well past midnight, pacific time, when I stopped feeling eeyorish and concerny.

So that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (KQndB)

204 I do think in hindsight, people at the DNC are going to realize it was sort of reckless to nominate someone who was under active investigation by the FBI.

Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (gmeXX)

205 Honest answer, Ace, is that I've been practicing emotional control for so long, the way I process something I am SURE will be a disappointment is to not let events dictate how I feel.

There's a name for it, but that's not the point. The point is, it's possible to BE disappointed, and not FEEL disappointment. Or to feel it, and take away its power.

If that sounds like gobbledygook, I suppose it is. To some people. But it works.

And when I finally got online (came here) around 10:30PM (central), I was prepared for bad news. Not getting it was wonderful, but I am also not one to gush over good news either.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (TOk1P)

206 * under-perform.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (gsUzr)

207 The only thing that could have topped this off is if Trump, in his victory speech, had said:

"And to Hillary Clinton, who ran a formidable campaign, I have just one thing to say... You'd better put some ice on that."

Posted by: Anon at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (/YZl/)

208 Watching CNN with me over pizza and root beer, my 10yo son noticed the hosts weren't calling FL for Trump even with 95% counted and a 1.5 percentage-point margin.

He's a little young to understand "denial," but now I have a reference when I explain the concept to him.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (eDpl6)

209 30 My emotional journey consisted of meeting Nevergiveup at a bar, and he pointed out to me that all of the exit polling showed that most people wanted change.

That cheered me up. Then the Old Fashioned (Bulleit Rye of course) cheered me up even more. And a simple dinner of spaghetti and meatballs hit the spot.

But the best part was clicking each state on my electoral college map and realizing that the Trump counter said 285.

I was sanguine about the outcome, so Trump's victory was unexpected and lovely.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (Zu3d9)

That reminds me about election coverage I had to listen to, while at the gym a few weeks. The pundits were going on about the "fact" Obama's job approval was standing at 55 percent, making this not a change election. They were also pontificating about the boost Hillary was getting from association with super-dooper popular Michelle.
So what happened? Was it really all BS?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 09, 2016 02:27 PM (hJrjt)

210 Some stooge is asking Rush if the #Sourgrapers helped Trump supporters maintain enthusiasim.

Complete crock. They were nothing different than other Hillary supporters that one could point and laugh at when the need arouse.

Posted by: Drider at November 09, 2016 02:27 PM (bdzyz)

211 The most fun last night? Watching the crowd shots at each campaign.




The tears of the little snowflakes at Hillary's bash were sweet.



The chants of "Lock her up" were music to my ears.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 02:27 PM (NbJXF)

212 Once again ... I didn't what the hell I was talking about when reading polls.

I thought Trump would have to win Florida by 5% - thinking that would be indicative of the level of support needed to flip states like Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Missed that, didn't I ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 09, 2016 02:27 PM (fiGNd)

213 Do not let them back in until THEY apologize...

Because although they are stunned right now... their Hubris will soon show again.... hell it already is with folks like Rove...
Posted by: Don Q.


I don't want an apology. They aren't worth much.

I want to see plans by the Nevertrumpers.

I want to see plans that detail just exactly how they are going to learn more about this country, it's voters, and the problems we face.

I want to see some self-awareness and recognition.

I want to see just exactly what they plan to do to rid themselves of the smug, unearned arrogance, and ignorance that led them to despise the ones that stopped the single most corrupt administration from happening.

I want to see some thought and understanding above anything else.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 09, 2016 02:27 PM (v4Dtx)

214 I tried to not get roped in last night, I worked on a model & just had "Impractical Jokers" on in the back ground. But I kept coming back here, and kept hitting F5 like a monkey in a crack experiment.

Posted by: josephistan at November 09, 2016 02:27 PM (7HtZB)

215 We need to make sure to thank Pneumonia for its help in winning this election.

Grumpy all night and pacing all around the house until 10:00PST and finally peeked at Fox Business and started to believe. Spent the night working through the five stages of belief.
1- no f*kcing way
2- tortured with misguided uncertainty
3- uncertain
4- it could be possible
5- pudding

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 09, 2016 02:27 PM (FtrY1)

216
Van Jones says it's a whitelash.


The idiot does know it's "backlash" and not "blacklash", right?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 09, 2016 02:27 PM (kDUMP)

217 Tequila.

When youz guyz got very optimistic, I left. I couldn't let myself.
Went to bed, but kept checking in and with Drudge. My wife wouldn't let herself get hopeful so went to sleep. saying 'he fought hard'. Preparing herself.

I kept waking up in the night, forcing myself asleep again. this morning we danced and reveled in the ClintonHQ tears over and over. I put on a red shirt.

I had an out of body experience that it didn't happen about 10 a.m. As in an alternate reality. Waking dream as Ace said.

Then I watched The View...and I laughed with Joy.



Posted by: Cannibal Bob, 'Bag your hobo before its illegal to hunt!' at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (nIGPZ)

218 I actually heard some woman at a customer's office say today "He scares me".

Posted by: freaked at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (KvWlw)

219 A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today. "

Is that before or after they were friends on the bus?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (C9pBZ)

220 "Why NC, which was not close, was not called earlier and why PA, which showed Trump ahead almost two % with 96% of the vote tallied, not called for him."

They might have rigged the vote and Trump beat their spread.
I think rigged at 5% and Trump pulled 6%.



Any higher and it's too obvious.
When 125% of registered voters vote.......

Posted by: rickb223 Je suis AoSHQ! at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (2w7OO)

221 Still no humpbot at HotAir.

Posted by: OCBill at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (df+Zi)

222 >>>That reminds me about election coverage I had to listen to, while at the gym a few weeks. The pundits were going on about the "fact" Obama's job approval was standing at 55 percent, making this not a change election. They were also pontificating about the boost Hillary was getting from association with super-dooper popular Michelle.
So what happened? Was it really all BS?

Apparently she WASN'T likable enough!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (fM72k)

223 Before last night I made some preps: added 2 weeks of food, 250 rounds of .40 SW JHP, all mags loaded, BoB updated and squared away, batteries...so many batteries...went overboard on the batteries.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (CbGSW)

224

I'm not sure who's tears were more golden, Van Jones' or Andrea Mitchell's

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (qCMvj)

225 A funny thing happened to me on the way to the forum...

Posted by: Hillary at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (7H/2n)

226 What I saw of Chris Matthews last night, he didn't seem as upset as I would have expected, or honestly, as drunk as I expected.

I don't think he likes Hillary very much.



Wow. When you lose Chris Matthews and you're as liberal as Hillary. Just wow.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (Mt8T4)

227 27
Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:11 PM (suql3)

---------------------------------------

You know who this election benefits most?

That's right: Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (ZsN9X)

228 i kept visualizing ballots being cast for him, rising up to the sky. the piles kept growing, higher and higher.

the power of positive thought and prayer.

Posted by: concrete girl at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (ax1SH)

229 I started the evening pretty much the same as Ace. Had several drinks early to numb the anticipated pain. Went to MSNBC to tamp down the growing anticipation, and the first image told me all I needed to know. Wide shot of the panel, with Chris Mattress talking, and Rachel Maddoe's face sealed the deal. Slight frown, looking down, with a wistful look of reminiscing on what could have been. That look told me shit was real.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 09, 2016 02:29 PM (V/f/L)

230 Such a surreal night. PTSD from last 2 presidential elections meant lots of pacing and nervous tics all day yesterday. Thanks to a commenters suggestion to Jane D'oh to watch FBN instead of meagain Kelly I switched channel. When my husband came home from work and said he had been listening to Howie Carr on ride home and that Trump had been on the show ... I don't know I felt like the Grinch - a weird feeling of calmness and optimism started to replace the fear and resignation.

It was enjoyable to switch over to MSNBS and even ABC news where I couldn't believe how OLD the real Charlie Gibson looked! and actually I didn't even know he was still alive.

Went to bed about midnight and still didn't really believe it could happen - I was sure they'd steal it somehow.

I drank heavily however and am suffered with a hangover at work today.

But it's a great day!!! #MAGA


Posted by: Charlie Gibson at November 09, 2016 02:29 PM (RzUqr)

231 198 REAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=306413

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (IqV8l)



They're leaving the country in January?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (493sH)

Just keep walking to the bay, people.

Posted by: josephistan at November 09, 2016 02:29 PM (7HtZB)

232 It's funny. Even though we know they lie, we still believe the media, subconsciously.

Posted by: t-bird at November 09, 2016 02:29 PM (2z74n)

233 Fuck it! I typed my entire emotional journey then my laptop wiped it out. I'll repeat just this part of it:

My adrenaline had been building and was surging about a mile a minute when Trump reached the Needs to flip just one blue state territory and I was suddenly struck by fear. A cold shiver went down my spine and I tweeted:

--- I've heard that shipwreck survivors are most terrified the moment before they are lifted from the water. That's me. Right this moment.---

And it was. It was so close, and he was doing so incredibly well, that it almost felt like a cruel joke of fate.

This morning I awoke with a tremendous sense of relief.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:29 PM (SEXy3)

234 "Hillary would show her actually craptastic self so wantonly before her
own supporters, historically be clowning herself and once again, making
me ashamed of my gender, by dispatching her dead man walking scarecrow,
Podesta, to scurry her weeping sycophants out the door, while evidently
simultaneously drunk dialing Trump to concede."


That.Is. Beautiful.

Posted by: runner at November 09, 2016 02:29 PM (c6/9Q)

235
BREAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=306413
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (IqV8l)

Soooo.... they no longer want to live in a Constitutional Democracy...

OK then...

Posted by: Don Q. at November 09, 2016 02:29 PM (qf6WZ)

236 195
We need a pool, who's the first big lefty pundit to say "I hope Trump fails" and smirk at Limbaugh?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (39g3+)
EXCELLENT idea.Need time to think about it...but I'm leaning Krugman.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (WuRdh)

237 I was resigned to a Hillary presidency. I reached the point I just wanted the whole stupid thing to be over with so that my wife and I knew what we were dealing with.

Surprise!!

I also prayed to God for peace, no matter the outcome.

Posted by: Blake at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (qC1Sy)

238 I skipped election results and went to bed early...woke up at 3am and checked this site.

I seriously wondered if it was performance art or something. Had to check NYTimes (ha!) and Washpo (HAHA) to make sure.

Posted by: Lea at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (lIU4e)

239 There was a time early in the primaries when the banhammer was dangling over my head because I insisted Trump really was "a thing." So I stopped posting for a couple of months. But I knew he was a real deal back in April when I drove past the crowds leaving a rally.

I gotta admit, however, I was kind of gobsmacked when it all came true last night.

Posted by: Ed Anger at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (RcpcZ)

240 Bill Krystol and Glenn Beck want to feel like they're still important.

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (bMG0w)

241 Posted by: NC Mountain Girl at November 09, 2016 02:21 PM (q8oBh)

Nice rant. Good beat, kind of whiny.

I give it a "5."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (X6fMO)

242 "Then... came Wisconsin"

And Michigan and Pennsylvania.

This is what needs to thrown in the faces of liberals over and over. Trump didn't win because he won all the reliable red states.

He won because blue states that helped elect Obama twice flipped to Trump.

Liberals are calling their blue states racist and I love it.

Posted by: Meremortal, Bigly Matters at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (3myMJ)

243 I tuned it out. No politics for me last night. Colored with my daughter, played WGT golf. Expecting a Hillary victory. Every so often I'd check in here and I saw all these signs of what I believed to be wishful thinking. Went to bed, slept soundly.

Woke up this morning, shocked by the result. Still wary of Trump. Still concerned that so many Americans would vote for a person as horrible as Hillary Clinton. Relieved, and enjoying the hell out of the tears and lamentations of the left.

Posted by: Sam in VA at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (bNi5D)

244 Posted by: NC Mountain Girl at November 09, 2016 02:21 PM (q8oBh)


That had to be redbanzai saying hi.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (d76uN)

245 @194

I love the old fat woman saying fck you at the end.



Hey bitch FUCK YOU.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (NbJXF)

246 Clinton's loss is good and bad news. It means that Obama will remain the head of the Democrat party which means we will likely continue to hear from him. That's the bad news. The good news is that he has not been a very good head of the party.

Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (gmeXX)

247 Wife and I turned on the TV around 7 and watched a bit - NBC (we don't have cable) and they were all upbeat. Oh no, here we go.

The one comment I made to her was "notice how all of this is from a Democrat POV?" And she agreed - she's apolitical and a centerist, and didn't vote (NC).

She went to bed early and woke up one time when I had to go into the bedroom for something and asked how it was going. I said that it looks like Trump might actually pull this off and btw, all the NBC people went from happy to sad and concerned.

From then on it was me rocking solo on the computer with something streaming, CNN or Fox. CNN increasingly because I was enjoying the lamentations.

I was pumped by Florida, encourage by my home state of NC, bummed about VA, increasingly optimistic the way MI was going and then PA started trending Trump and I got the metaphorical pudding ready. Wisconsin just about gave me release.

So today I'm trying to be good on Facebook. My very LIBERAL with a capital everything, mother in law was literally crying, along with my wife's twin sister. And I'm trying to hide my joy, at least in public. So I come here for the masturbation and the funny. But mostly the masturbation.

Posted by: Memories at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (mwcEF)

248 Also, the exit polling saying Obama had a 55% job approval rating scared the shit out of me.

Once again, Exit Polls were worthless, no way Trump won with Obama actually having such high approval from the electorate.

Posted by: Maritime at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (u8syu)

249 I voted in the morning, then went to the range, read some books, watched a movie that I've been wanting to watch for a while (Frequency: great movie) and then went to bed.

It was mostly superstition: if I watch the numbers, they won't go the right way.

I'm still not sure I fully believe any of this.

I'll believe it after the electoral college votes. Democrats know how to work super delegates.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (2lndx)

250

Many still don't know why this happened.

Still don't know.

Such a disconnect.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (qCMvj)

251 Can we all just appreciate the damage the Clintons and especially Hillary did to the democrats? The House in 94 was a huge fucking deal. She did that. And now this.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (nFwvY)

252 >>> Yep, you could see it in their eyes, they knew. And that's what convinced me. Trump hadn't won -- he still could have lost at that point -- but the look and attitude of the Democrats told the tale. They knew it was over. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:12 PM (39g3+)

Tom Brokaw's funniest moment of the night was when he talked about going back home to the "heartland" and pretended like he had a pulse on what the regular joe voter was voting.

My fave was the white lady on ABC saying she doubted there was a shy Trump vote going on among college educated women, because no college educated woman she knew was voting for trump. It was a completely unironic Pauline Kael moment and I absolutely loved it.

Posted by: LizLem at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (hvf9s)

253 Don Q. at November 09, 2016 02:29 PM (qf6WZ

Come on man, that dude in Mexico is their President

Posted by: Cn at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (wczgi)

254 "Van Jones says it's a whitelash."

Yeah it was a pathetic play on attempting to make the election out to be based on racism.
Of course the #Sourgrapers over at Redstate picked up the ball and ran with it too.

I would have pointed and laughed at them but I was banned months ago for having Trump's name in a post.

Posted by: Drider at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (bdzyz)

255 Posted by: WhatFreshHello at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (9kEXC)

--

That was beautiful.

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (Om16U)

256 I spent the day wanting to not look at the results. In 2012 I was in line to vote at 7AM, seeing the longest lines in my life. I was sure Romney would win, that turn out would carry the day. I was wrong.

I went to vote at 10AM, purposely choosing the slowest time. I was nervous, would there be traffic or would it be dead? It was pretty crowded, with a small line, but not outrageous. I listened to some young kid with her first vote gushing about how she would cry tears of joy if Hillary won.

Like a moth to flame, I started watching the Florida counties as the 1PM totals were posted. I was Pinellas county with a huge shift of 30K from Dem to GOP over 2012. I began to hope Florida would go Trump. I became very confident of that. But no idea about the other states.

Then the Broward county votes came in and I began to doubt. I told my wife I was worried she was going to win. I got ready for depression. She suggested I stop watching, but I couldn't.

Then the panhandle started to come in, once Florida hit a 100K lead I knew Trump had won it. I said it here many times, there weren't enough votes left in south Florida to overcome the lead.

But I was worried it was closer than it should be, would Trump carry the rest. Ohio was being reported as bad at that moment. No one had any idea about NC. But Trump was clinging to that VA lead. Even though he eventually lost the state, the fact that it was so close told me that this was going the right way. Once Ohio became dominant for Trump, I knew the rest of the rust belt was now possible. I thought MI would be the magic state. I didn't expect it to be WI.

Then the NYT widget gave Trump a better than 50% chance of winning WI, MI, and PA. Statistically that gave Trump a better than 85% chance of winning at least one of them. And he only needed one.

I spent the rest of the night trying to reassure nervous morons that the election was now over, Trump would win. Eventually the WI call was made along with IA, and it became virtually impossible for Clinton to reach 270.

Joy. I felt like the huge weight of 2012 had finally been lifted.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (wfDW1)

257 >>>I thought there was some chance of a win (not far from 538's 30ish%).

I sort of thought that but that raises an interesting question about probability.

The thing is, by election day, either Trump was going to win or lose. Not a 30% chance. In reality, there was either a 100% chance he was going to win, or a 100% chance he was going to lose.

Probability is just a term for "putting some number on our own SUBJECTIVE level of doubt and/or hope to make it sound sciencey."

But if someone could know ALL information -- know perfectly each voter's indifvidual intention -- then one would know, as a fact, taht Trump would either win at a 100% confidence level or lose at a 100% confidence level.

So when people say "He's got a 30% chance," yes, I get what that means, but in reality, the cake is already baked, and by yesterday morning, his odds of winning were either 100% or 0%. We just didn't know which one it was, so people made up numbers to express the level of gaps in their own knowledge and said 75% hillary/25% Trump.

Posted by: ace at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (8rNrN)

258 Van Jones says it's a whitelash.

The idiot does know it's "backlash" and not "blacklash", right?




Play on words to push the rayciss angle.

Posted by: rickb223 Je suis AoSHQ! at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (2w7OO)

259 So I assume the MSM is in process of preparing stories about how bad and unattractive Hillary was as a candidate.
I mean they know that, don't they?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (hJrjt)

260 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:29 PM (SEXy3)
I have to admit when I woke up, hungover, I turned on the tv expecting Hillary to have taken her concession back like Al Gore.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (Q5Ymk)

261 I did a long motorcycle ride yesterday, plugs in my ears as always. Had to ride across metro Boulder to get to the mountain roads, seeing Clinton-Kaine signs everywhere.

I did not want to see any TV or listen to any radio, and I asked my wife to join me in a media blackout all late afternoon and evening. We went to bed in despair.

Neither of us could sleep and we got up at 1:00 am, 3:00 am in the east. I still could not turn on the TV and went to make a coffee and snack.

Wife could not refrain, turned on the TV, and called me back. I could tell from how she said, "hey, come and look," that the impossible had happened.

For the prior three weeks, I became insufferable at home, refusing to have the "news," as wife calls it, on the TV. We have no cable and can only get PBS, ABC, and most of the time, NBC. All I heard and saw when the morning shows and evening news was on was the MFM line: Trump awful, Hillary good, emails mean nothing.

But from 1 a.m. last night it has been delicious to watch and hear.

We've been saved from doom! Hallelujah!

Posted by: the littl shyning man at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (U6f54)

262 I spent most of the evening watching back to back Walker, Texas Ranger episodes on Grit channel. I tried watching the ABC news feed but they were so blatantly condescending and in my view racist, I couldn't watch any more. I felt if ABC was that way, the rest would be too. So, I spent most of the evening watching the above and stayed glued to this blog and speaking with friends on FB. I also found Captain Morgan does not taste as well with Diet Dr. Pepper as it does with real coke. Throughout the night I remained cautiously optimistic as I watched the states fall to Trump one by one. Near the end there I kind of freaked as people were saying the NYT had dropped back to 89% and I got the impression the fix was in. Perhaps it was because I was pretty drunk by then.

Posted by: Bill R. at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (jKUeC)

263 So Obama gives Matthews a tingle, but not Hillary? It's almost as if Obama makes white liberal men gay. And Hillary... she makes them gay as well.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (Mt8T4)

264 i know how it happened...

Trump/Pence 2016 because Fuck You!

first time in his life Michael Moore has been right about something political.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (m+rs2)

265 I want to see plans that detail just exactly how they are going to learn more about this country, it's voters, and the problems we face.

I want to see some self-awareness and recognition.


I agree, with everything you said, weft cut-loop. They need to learn and grow and become a bit more humble and pro-American. But they are at heart globalist, the big names are, so they probably will not and cannot.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (39g3+)

266
As I said earlier, getting called racists, misogynists and homophobes for 8 years doesn't endear one to talk to pollsters.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (ODxAs)

267 Beck has guaranteed steady employment for at least the next four years.

Posted by: Ed Anger at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (RcpcZ)

268 A lot of the locusts from Detroit have been relocating to Atlanta, Houston, and other places. Makes me wonder if a reverse-Californication is happening in Michigan; and if it's actually turning redder as a result of out-migration.

Posted by: V the K at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (O7MnT)

269 where's the humpbot?

Roll out the Thrusting Ewok.

Posted by: Grump928(c) likes to state the obvious at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (0F67M)

270 >>Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.

Why is it when a Republican wins, the losers get to dictate what the winner needs to do?

All the #NeverTrumpers need to reach out to Trump and his voters (not analysis that pins the blame on *us*) if they want to remain relevant. Totally their choice, as was keeping their conscience intact by not voting, or voting McMuffin.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (NOIQH)

271 Yesterday morning, I played a bit with the 270 Map and figured Trump would win with 305 EV. After DD called AZ for Trump, I called it a night.

Thanks, Ace, for this website. You and Drudge made one helluva difference this go around.

Posted by: mrp at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (JBggj)

272 The reality really sets in when you feel the smooth, somewhat supportive pudding flowing over your "smooth criminals."

Posted by: moronhorde minion at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (hKDRi)

273 Ace definitely has a gift of erudition and writing style that Strunk & White would be proud of. I happen to be in Manhattan for a meeting just up the road from midtown Hilton (location of Trump party hq). The evening started out depressing with the exit polling adding to the MSM narrative (feeling reminiscent of 2012). Then as Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina were trending Trump and Virginia was super close despite Co-Kaine on the ticket, hope began to rise. Around 11 PM, still in disbelief that Trump may pull out a victory, I walked down to the Hilton. There was a large swath of Trump supporters gleefully chanting on the street and cars honking.

This morning, at a restaurant, I overheard 2 self-important millennial ladies sitting next to me say that they wish someone would assassinate or poison Trump without any hint of jocularity. The tolerance of the left! Can you imagine if a conservative said that about the dear Leader BHO?

Posted by: Delicious Liberal Tears at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (/sBG1)

274 Well after that ass wipe Frank Putz said the election was over and Hillary had won, I cheated on You all and went to Breitbart... My bad? Anyway they got the info really quick and I started to believe trump was gonna win about 8 o'clock Pacific time... My Husband had Fox on and they sounded like idiots.... Then I had champagne and now I have a headache..

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (O2RFr)

275 BTW, I'm stealing one of your tweets:

"Group thinking is not, in fact, thinking at all. Thinking is not a team sport."

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (2lndx)

276 So when people say "He's got a 30% chance," yes, I get what that means, but in reality, the cake is already baked, and by yesterday morning, his odds of winning were either 100% or 0%.

--

Schroedinger's cake.

It's got a cake in it.

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (Om16U)

277 Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

Do you have a visa to be in this country?

Posted by: t-bird at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (2z74n)

278 I do think the power of prayer is why this happened.

So many people I know including me were admitting how much they were praying about it.

It was a miracle.

Posted by: Maritime at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (u8syu)

279 I was confident it might happen until Monday, I had been watching the Johnson number and felt if it was bogus and was going to go for Trump or not show up. Then Monday night I felt dread. Luntz tweet as soon as polls closed was surreal and I couldn't believe it.... I live in Florida and thought the margin was going to actually be higher because no one in the media seems to understand all Latinos are not Mexicans, the fact it was that close I thought did not bode well - it was John King that kept me sane - did not believe it until Fox called Pennsylvania (the state of my birth, I've never been prouder, lol). Thought it was gonna get ugly when she didn't come out, thought there would be a fight - I did not believe it til then.

Posted by: firehorse at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (//TVq)

280
He won because blue states that helped elect Obama twice flipped to Trump.
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He gave an excellent speech in Michigan on Sunday. Really hit the right tone-- not against Hillary but focused on what things he would do to bring manufacturing back in a state that has been in recession for 15 years.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (hqqM5)

281 So is there any way to grab the entirety of today's delicious slate dot com to read later?

Posted by: 16 paranoia filled days later at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (x4zgf)

282 Well, the crack whores who hang out at the Wilmington Acela station still love me. Or so they say...

Posted by: Bill Kristol at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (qJhUV)

283 I want to know who those smart bookies were that paid out on a Hillary win before the votes were cast or counted.
That right there is funny.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (Q5Ymk)

284 240 Bill Krystol and Glenn Beck want to feel like they're still important.
Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (bMG0w)

They are.

Wait, I thought you said "impotent."

Posted by: josephistan at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (7HtZB)

285 I didn't have much of an emotional journey. My husband and I worked the polls (me as a Registration Clerk, him as a Receiving Clerk), in a precinct in Boise. I had to get up 3 hours before I *prefer* to get up, to make it to the precinct in time to do set-up. And like a proper Poll Worker, I left my "political self" at home. I was busy ALL day - never even thought of pulling out my sudoku book. Lots of "change of address", a few "got married/name change", and some "new registrations" - even a few "this is my first time voting".

I was grateful we didn't have lines out the door at 8 PM - we got to close the polls on time. Then comes the part you voters don't see, the cleanup - taking down voting booths, producing tally tapes and packing up voting machines, counting number of new registration cards, counting ballot pages, locking up the boxes of voted ballots, helping our precinct's Chief Judge get everything packed into her car, and heading home.

When I got there, all I wanted was to get re-hydrated and go to bed. I did a little net-surfing, but avoided anything to do with election results. My main "emotion" was muddle-headed exhaustion.

When I got up this morning, I asked my husband, "Is it 4 years of hell, or 4 years of roller coaster?" I was... pleased (I won't say "happy")... Trump won. My predominant emotion right now is somewhere between wary and hopeful.

Posted by: Pat* at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (qC1ju)

286 My son, who's home on leave after his graduation from USMC boot camp, watched a movie to distract ourselves ("The Wolverine" - actually pretty good). Then I took a shower, taking things nice and slow, went to bed, and turned on my laptop. (I like to read in bed.) I was stunned when I saw the results, that the SOB had really pulled it off! I wasn't fist-pumping, or anything, but I did wake up my wife and tell her the good news. I'm still amazed.

Actually, this is very much like 1980, when Reagan won despite the polls and the media; and the reaction of the "elites" was very similar as well, the same long faces and hand-wringing, and dismissal of the electorate as stupid and bigoted. They didn't learn then, and they won't learn now: this is what they were, and are, and always will be.

That being said, many of us voted for Trump as the lesser of two evils; but the lesser of two evils is still an evil. We need to be prepared to stand in opposition to him when his liberal Democratic habits start to assert themselves.

Finally, in 2010, I made told my family that there were three things I would never see in my lifetime:

1. The Chicago Cubs win the World Series.
2. A Republican be elected president.
3. A human being walk on another heavenly body.

Elon Musk, your phone is ringing ... !



Posted by: Brown Line at November 09, 2016 02:33 PM (xgyfF)

287

So happy for Pence too.

We have a President and Vice President. I couldn't say that for the past 8 years.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (qCMvj)

288
This is why Trump won:

1. He never apologized for things he owed no apology.

2. Trump wasnt bullied or cowed by the rule-setting Media.

And most importantly, 3. Trump's supporters Never Waivered, never ran away when the Media villified them. They stood their ground.

Trump won because the Repblican candidate and typical Republican voters didnt act like pussies and stood up for what they wanted.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (suql3)

289 I had followed Bill Mitchell and Larry Schweikart on Twitter, along with the Conservative Treehouse site. Also listened each day to the Breitbart show on SiriusXM.

Those various folks saw what was going on, and prepared me to understand what I saw yesterday. Just wish I'd placed a big bet with a bookie so I could be celebrating now with $$$$$$

Posted by: Followed some smart guys at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (NPLj5)

290 231 198 REAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=306413

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (IqV8l)


Yeah but we would have had to 'get behind' Clinton the uniter or...racist blah blah. F*ck them very much.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob, 'Bag your hobo before its illegal to hunt!' at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (nIGPZ)

291 All I know is that if I acheive release one more time, I'm going to lapse into a coma.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (e9mZG)

292 So when people say "He's got a 30% chance," yes, I get what that means, but in reality, the cake is already baked, and by yesterday morning, his odds of winning were either 100% or 0%. We just didn't know which one it was, so people made up numbers to express the level of gaps in their own knowledge and said 75% hillary/25% Trump.

-------------

I was told their would be no math on the morning after threads.

Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (gmeXX)

293 hahahahahaha

*breath*

hahahahahah

http://tinyurl.com/nkhv9ov

My emotional rescue continues.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (/tuJf)

294 I know why it happened. There were enough fed up people who got up off their asses and went to vote.

Posted by: freaked at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (KvWlw)

295 I work two jobs and the first night off was last night. Pretty much ate dinner and went to sleep expecting a repeat of 2012. This morning, put on some coffee and checked this site. OMG! Been passively rubbing it in the noise of the SJW teachers all day.

Posted by: auscolpyr at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (suO/a)

296 Also, the exit polling saying Obama had a 55% job approval rating scared the shit out of me.

One of the things I thought last night after someone mentioned the "shy Trump supporter" syndrome being necessary, was that perhaps it wasn't necessary at all. If Trump supporters actively avoid the media because they despise them (take "they" and "them" either way) then you'd get the same effect.

Didn't say anything for fear of jinxing what little hope I had.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (2lndx)

297 I will say though, I was about the only Republican of friends and family that was constantly making the case he could pull it off, so they think I'm a genius right now.

Posted by: Maritime at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (u8syu)


Same here. I kept hearing how Trump did not have a large war chest, or a large organization, or a large get out the vote effort, and therefore was doomed to lose. I pointed out that while he was not following a traditional strategy, he is not a stupid man, nor is he accustomed to losing, and he just might know what he was doing. As it turned out, he did.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (SRKgf)

298 If know, Ace. It's ironic that the freaking NYT was foreseeing a Trump victory before any network would admit it. I was doing the same thing checking what the NYT indicator wvery 2 mins. I kept thinking why am I believing the NYT? It seemed like it had to be true bc of how painful it must have been for them to admit he could win.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 09, 2016 02:15 PM (6IPEM)

I was thinking that, too. Admission against interest. No doubt they were trying to salvage their reputation.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (bY0uH)

299 I saw Henry Cuellar (Douche-TX) being interviewed this morning, trying to spin the election. He said that he congratulates Mr. Trump, and hopes Trump realizes the need to unify the nation, and how he needs to compromise and move toward his opponents in reconciliation in order to govern.

I hope Trump calls Cuellar up and says "I won."

How come when the Democrats win, there's never a call for compromise, reconciliation, or moderation? When the Democrats win, it's always a mandate to rule - er, govern - by their guiding principles?

Posted by: Qoheleth at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (iIzG7)

300 So I assume the MSM is in process of preparing stories about how bad and unattractive Hillary was as a candidate.
I mean they know that, don't they?
----
hahahaha.

No. I don't believe they have any clue.

/expect to see lots of coverage on hateful, gun toting Bible lovin' racists that women.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (hqqM5)

301 I believe that Obama has the approval rating he has because the vast majority of the public has no clue about all the stupid, dangerous, and illegal shit he has done over the past eight years.

If we had an honest media, his approval rating would be in single digits.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (4rh2D)

302 I assume the MSM is in process of preparing stories about how bad and unattractive Hillary was as a candidate.

Right now they're treating her like Mother Theresa Virgin Mary Saint Hillary the downtrodden, but I suspect in time yeah that will be whispered at first then more loudly spoken.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (39g3+)

303 BREAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President



http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=306413

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (IqV8l)



Soooo.... they no longer want to live in a Constitutional Democracy...



OK then...

Posted by: Don Q. at November 09, 2016 02:29 PM


President Trump and Congress should just withhold that sweet federal education funding, then. They wouldn't want want to accept money tainted by Trump's administration, now, would they?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (kDUMP)

304 Has the bitch crawled out from under her rock to face her supporters yet?

Posted by: davidt at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (XoldI)

305 More than the emails, more than the foundation and its implicit quid pro quos, more than the "my turn" mush of her campaign, what turned this against her was the "deplorables" comment, IMO. That will go down as perhaps the most foolish thing a major political candidate ever said. It exposed her, it exposed the Dem establishment, the Dem core. If Romney's 47% remark was the Three-Mile Island of spotting your opponent tens of millions of votes, this was the Chernobyl.

Posted by: Slo-Pitch Whiffer at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (zke7T)

306 Here's my "emotional journey". After watching the agonizing spectacle of Romney. .ten times the better man than Obama (and arguably Trump) get beaten last cycle, I decided I'm not going to get invested in watching this crap anyore.

Ms. Closely was looking at the news and said 'Trump seems to be pulling ahead in some States'. I said "don't care, not going to watch, going to bed". Went to bed expecting a Hilary win.

Woke up at 5:30am, checked, and I'll be darned. . .

Posted by: looking closely at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (ji45d)

307 I stayed on Ace of Spades all night. Did not once turn on the TV. Didn't check any other websites either. If we were going to be defeated, I wanted to be among friends.

I'm so freaking happy right now I can't even describe it.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (zRZaJ)

308 Not against anyone who uses Twitter, either for timely info, or to engage with friend or foe. But it is ironic to me that a sm tool that was praised initially for up to the date news and reality has evolved into some alternate universe.

I do think that spending too much time there and not reading , listening, or considering other avenues results in a lot of delusion. 2cents.

I am not a Twitter user. But, I do have some spots on my soul, so I hope the company tanks.

Posted by: gracepc at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (OU4q6)

309 The NYTimes was predictably slow to call a lot of states for Trump, but the statistical analysis seemed quite solid.

The crazy dial weighted outstanding returns by how each county was voting with a margin of error based on how much was left to process and constantly updated with each new batch. They were showing a possible PA win for Trump while the inane analysis on the networks kept talking up Hillary's lead (all from Philly).

Posted by: Sjg at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (gDSJf)

310 Great read, Ace. I felt almost the same - was watching NBC as I considered them the most in the tank, but then other news agencies (AP) started calling states and it was clear NBC was holding on too tight.

As for Hillary winning pop vote, it means absolutely nothing. Trump spent zero time and money in California, where he's going to lose by 2.5 million votes. I think he easily could have swayed 1/4 to 1/2 million people, which would cut the final total by a million. The same is true in other states. This is the way it was designed and for good reason. Think anyone would care about Michigan and rural PA if it was just pop vote that decided things? No way.

Posted by: diegosundevil at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (7R8V7)

311
4. Trump, unlike past Republicans, gave People a reason to vote for him instead of just voting against the Democrat.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (suql3)

312 This is why Trump won:

1. He never apologized for things he owed no apology.

2. Trump wasnt bullied or cowed by the rule-setting Media.

And most importantly, 3. Trump's supporters Never Waivered, never ran away when the Media villified them. They stood their ground.

Trump won because the Repblican candidate and typical Republican voters didnt act like pussies and stood up for what they wanted.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (suql3)


And I truly believe he feels blessed by this country and others saw that.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob, 'Bag your hobo before its illegal to hunt!' at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (nIGPZ)

313 Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 02:32 PM (O2RFr)
Me too Donna, we had the moet. My head hurts.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (Q5Ymk)

314 We need a pool, who's the first big lefty pundit to say "I hope Trump fails" and smirk at Limbaugh?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor




One of them already has. Earlier thread.

Posted by: rickb223 Je suis AoSHQ! at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (2w7OO)

315 Gotta say, the NY Times website thing was terrific. If you went to each individual site, you not only could see what the current count was and the odds of winning, etc., but if you scrolled down, they actually showed you which counties still had outstanding votes, how many votes were outstanding, and whether or not those counties were dem or rep.

I saw Ace fretting on Twitter about it and tried to tell him to scroll down, that it wasn't just "raw vote totals" they were going by, but doubt he saw my tweet.

Anyway, it was the best election widget I have ever seen--and it was incredibly accurate throughout the night. So much so, that I was pretty confidant by about 10:00 pm that Trump had it in the bag.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (eM2Uz)

316 Broke out the champagne once the decision desk called it. Then waited forever for the others to do so.

Posted by: Followed some smart guys at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (NPLj5)

317 I left work about 5:30 to go vote in NJ. I had to check my sample ballot when I got home, I voted so quickly and in a fog, I was afraid I had voted for Hillary by accident. (I got it right).

Saw Luntz tweet that it was all over while I was making dinner and settled in for a short night. Saw tweets from Sean Trende I think that said Trump not pulling margins he needed in IN. Then things started to come unglued... we got through the big dem areas in PA with the panhandle still to count and it looked like we got FL, then watch the gap close in NC, and grow in OH. My wife went to sleep around 10. I woke her up when they called WI and said we won.

I stayed up until Podesta came out, and I wish I had planned a vacation day. I'm beat.

My brain and gut instincts could not reconcile yesterday, I was totally on edge. Looking at available data I was prepared to lose, but I felt like something whacky was going to happen, and I was not disappointed.

Posted by: Dr. Shatterhand at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (Uy8SG)

318
Capsule:

Maddow: "I just don't get it. Maybe the country just didn't get the message."

Matthews: "Maybe the message they got is that she's a despicable asshole."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, gloating deplorably at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (7H/2n)

319 This was nothing less than a YUGE, bigly dick punch to the MSM.
Hell, they hyped this cheeto faced lout all through the primaries.

Had him right where they wanted him.

oops

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (QM5S2)

320
btw, Donald Ttump is already a better president than George Bush and obama.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (suql3)

321 There are a lot of displaced Michiganders, Buckeyes, and California people in NC. Most of the CA people are liberals, but the Midwesterners are a practical, hardworking bunch.

Which reminds me of the time my grandmother startled me when she, born and raised in Vienna, Austria, tut-tutted my parents for being "Easterners" after they moved from Michigan to Ohio.

Posted by: mrp at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (JBggj)

322 One benefit I'd like to see from the Trump administration is getting my work IP address unbanned.

Posted by: Weasel at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (C8aCP)

323 Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

++++

Fuck you and your whole fucking clan, back and every one

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (SAn+a)

324 Like Scogg, I was troubled by FL, early. Because my "model" was either a substantial, modest landslide Trump win, or a narrow narrow win by the criminal.


So the lack of early evidence of a wave was very troubling.


I really couldn't believe WI MI and PA were going to hold, so I was cautious.


Then - irony of ironies - John King on CNN (who seems fairly intelligent, actually) did his wall map thing, with Wolfenblitzen acting as emcee, drilling down on those three big states. Saw his act 2 or 3 times over 1 hour.


Each time, King's very delicate dance to avoid saying "it's over" - clearly under orders to not say so - got a little less delicate. By the last time, you could just about see him choking back what he was thinking - "look, idiots, I just showed you, it's over, there are no votes outstanding to chance PA or WI!".


So after watching King, I finally popped the Spanish cava (nice rosado) and began my journey of 1) not much surprise - I always thought he had a decent chance, and 2) utter shock that something positive, sensible, had actually occured on a national level, when we were/are poised for the final slide down the slope.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (QDnY+)

325 I got a boner when DWS was shuffling around trying to be positive as their prospects were quickly diminishing in Florida, saying things like "I believe we will still have a decent showing here if everything works out."

Still could cut glass with this thing.

Posted by: ajmojo at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (PUe/K)

326 Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (bMG0w)

Seriously. I was (and am) highly skeptical of Trump, but the man campaigned furiously, fought against the media and the usual Dem tactics, and he won fair and square. He more than earned the right to be given a chance by people like me who absolutely did not want to vote for him. I'll give him that chance. Let's see who he picks to replace Scalia and go from there.

Whatever my doubts, I'll never forget his response when some MSM drone buttonhooked him over the David Duke endorsement and started yapping the "Will you denounce this Klansman?!?!" question. To which President-elect Trump rolled his eyes, smirked, and said, "Sure, I denounce him. Will that make you happy?"

Never saw any Republican candidate treat that particular type of nasty trick with the contempt it deserved until that moment.

Posted by: Sausage McMuffin at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (T9DQN)

327 251 Can we all just appreciate the damage the Clintons and especially Hillary did to the democrats? The House in 94 was a huge fucking deal. She did that. And now this.
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Good point. The Hildabeast has repeatedly damaged the Democrats, with little for her or them to show for it. Alas! She has inflicted harm on our Republic in the process. Hopefully this will sink her political ship once and for all.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (ry4ab)

328 Watching this election coverage was kind of similar to watching the Alamo bowl comeback by TCU against Oregon. You just knew it was over after the first half, yet as the second half played on there were little moments of encouragement, small signs of Oregon cracking, and by the fourth quarter I was like, "Holy fuck! TCU is actually going to win this!" What a great game and what a great election to watch.

Posted by: Cassius at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (Ak8/g)

329 "each individual site" should be STATE, not site

Posted by: IrishEi at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (eM2Uz)

330 It's simple. The people spoke.

Posted by: Tamminator at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (ylaH+)

331 James Comey. You magnificent bastard!

Posted by: JackStraw at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (/tuJf)

332 Now what I want is McConnell to nuke the filibuster on judges like Reid did and then threatened to do again "when" the donks won the senate.

Sauce for the gander...

Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (cOHS7)

333 Fwiw, I look forward to the media and liberals once again having principles and curiosity.

Posted by: 16 paranoia filled days later at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (x4zgf)

334 >>194
https://tinyurl.com/ph4xra8 Clinton Supporters having a bad case of the SADZ last Night Posted by: Evilpens at November 09, 2016 02:25 PM (y3aQB)

The classy broad at the end of the video needs a hug. Make America Great Again, sugar.

Posted by: General Zod at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (Bdeb0)

335 Hill didn't do her cause any good, spending 8 hours on the fainting couch.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (eDpl6)

336 16 A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (IqV8l)

Why would a woman who listens to NPR want women to wear the hijab? Trump is empowering her friends, she should be happy.

Posted by: Jean at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (2RVmA)

337 I woke @ 3AM and checked the news and said to my wife Donald Trump was elected president. She said I guess men are going to grab me by the pussy tomorrow. I said let me be the first. And I grabbed her. She laughed.

Posted by: Craig at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (igZYZ)

338 Trump made a few brilliant moves during the campaign. Calling out NAFTA as the biggest economic disaster and tying it to Clinton, rightfully. She thought she was going to bring out her biggest trump card - Bill, the economic and financial "genius", but Trump put annulled that really quickly. Then, she was forced to run on "woman" and "record". Plus, Trump did not spend a few hundred million on consultants to come up with that strategy , he thought of it all by himself.

Posted by: runner at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (c6/9Q)

339 I think that JackStraw was the first to issue an It's Over last night. I posted a few Trumps's got thises but that was more a feeling than a conclusion.

Posted by: Grump928(c) likes to state the obvious at November 09, 2016 02:38 PM (0F67M)

340
My big take away from last night was maybe huge rallies filled with enthussiastic people does translate to votes.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at November 09, 2016 02:38 PM (lKyWE)

341

"I still don't know how any of this happened."


The American People decided to take the keys to the country back from the teenage imbecile.

Posted by: Arbalest the Deplorable at November 09, 2016 02:38 PM (FlRtG)

342 I stayed on Ace of Spades all night. Did not once turn on the TV. Didn't check any other websites either. If we were going to be defeated, I wanted to be among friends.
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Moreover, the commentary on returns was much better than network coverage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, gloating deplorably at November 09, 2016 02:38 PM (7H/2n)

343 Now what I want is McConnell to nuke the filibuster on judges like Reid did and then threatened to do again "when" the donks won the senate.

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That filibuster is already nuked. I doubt he'll nuke the Court filibuster or the legislation one, but it wouldn't bother me if he did.

Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:38 PM (gmeXX)

344 >>>Well after that ass wipe Frank Putz said the election was over and Hillary had won, I cheated on You all and went to Breitbart...

You traitor! I knew about that, but deliberately did not post it, as I did not wish to be defeatist publicly (or be accused of such) while people were still voting.

Posted by: ace at November 09, 2016 02:38 PM (8rNrN)

345
Question--anyone heard whether or not the military vote was/wasn't messed with?


Posted by: irongrampa at November 09, 2016 02:38 PM (X35Yt)

346 332 Now what I want is McConnell to nuke the filibuster on judges like Reid did and then threatened to do again "when" the donks won the senate.

Sauce for the gander...
Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (cOHS7)

Not even about goose/gander.

There is absolutely no way anything will happen if the filibuster is kept in place. It should be completely and utterly removed.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (8hICw)

347 My darling Morons...GOOD MORNING! I am Snoopy Dancing all over the house. So happy. So shocked.

My story is that I came out of my self-enforced solitary to ask my husband wut was going on. And, my flying monkeys, he said we have a chance, a big chance.

So I got stuck in the limbo of Pennsylvania's 97% crapola of not calling the election til that perv Podesta cleared the poor minions out of the hall. She either dispatched Podesta to feed the lie about "still counting" so as not to have a weeping riot...but whatever: she is a COWARD not to have faced her supporters.

Those she did face today were mostly donors, and she was doped up by Dr. Diazepam to be calm. After a busy drunken night of throwing things and hissy fits.

I am in shock, but I KNOW the reason Mr. Trump won: his message, the message of a billionaire, resounded in the minds of those who lost jobs, who saw the last 8 yrs wasted. They saw a fighter: who was up against the Dim machine, a corrupt cabal candidate, the freaking FBI, globalists, Soros, liberal wackos, the GOPe, #nevertrumpers, and the entire MSM. They/we saw someone who fights back, unlike Romney or McCain. They saw courage...something that fat Cankle does not have. They saw honesty, something else fat Cankles does not have. They saw determination and a never give up attitude.

It is time for the work to begin. God has given us one more chance to fix this mess. We all need to work in our own little areas to help. I intend to.

We won because there are more good Americans than those who represent evil. Some may not know, thanks to the MSM and lies, but this was a fight against evil creeping into our world by way of ISIS and globalism. We have another chance. Don't waste it.

Thank you, GOD, for this chance. And thank you, Morons (and Ace), for the freedom of speech to be a moron. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Deplorable Infidel Queen at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (Cx8BK)

348 >>>I think that JackStraw was the first to issue an It's Over last night.

i think i saw that and figured he was just drinking.

Posted by: ace at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (8rNrN)

349 290 231 198 REAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President
http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=306413
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:23 PM (IqV8l)
Yeah but we would have had to 'get behind' Clinton the uniter or...racist blah blah. F*ck them very much.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob, 'Bag your hobo before its illegal to hunt!' at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (nIGPZ)



What do they care about the Presidency? Their leader usually goes by the term "General Secretary of the Party."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (SRKgf)

350 How come when the Democrats win, there's never a call for compromise, reconciliation, or moderation? When the Democrats win, it's always a mandate to rule - er, govern - by their guiding principles?

Posted by: Qoheleth at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (iIzG7)


This. they'll be studying the popular vote ad nauseum.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob, 'Bag your hobo before its illegal to hunt!' at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (nIGPZ)

351 Yeah, I expected him to lose too. I was pretty disgusted by early results. But then, holy crap....look at that....Then it was just disbelief all night long. .

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut-In at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (CPk08)

352 You traitor! I knew about that, but deliberately did not post it, as I did not wish to be defeatist publicly (or be accused of such) while people were still voting.

How can I ever atone?

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (O2RFr)

353 I didn't watch because I expected Trump to lose.
I put it on after 10.

I'd love to know what The JEF was ranting!

I should've seen it coming. Hillary had to have celebrities to get a crowd. I said that on twitter Monday.

Posted by: Carol at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (sj3Ax)

354 So we are going to have to swap taxes, like lower corporate taxes but raise import tariffs.
Posted by: Maritime at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (u8syu)

The fact is, a targeted import tariff on goods from China and Mexico and similar countries as a way to collect revenues for the federal government is much more beneficial economically speaking for Americans than raising the same amount from an income tax on corporations or individuals. Essentially, it substitutes a targeted consumption tax for an income tax.

The globalists usually respond by raising the specter of a "trade war" and they will throw out countries like Canada or Germany. But what we are talking about is the countries with whom we have massive trade deficits like China and Mexico. We are ALREADY in a trade war with these countries, and we are losing badly.

The globalist trade regime operates as a classic free-riding cost-shifting scheme, in which as workers in the US producing engineered products lose their jobs to cheaper foreign labor and move out of the workforce or simply down the value-added work scale, the costs of food, health care, housing, and other items provided in a modern First World welfare are borne by the government and taxpayers, not by the businesses benefiting in the first instance from the labor cost savings.

But anyway, we need not maintain tariffs if other countries are willing to enter into balanced trading relationships with us.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (hA1V+)

355 That nervous tic I had in my right eye yesterday is gone.

Posted by: davidt at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (XoldI)

356 Holman Jenkins at WSJ, a nevertrumper, today has a column telling everyone Trump didn't do it right?



WTF, you idiot he WON.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (NbJXF)

357 BREAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

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Fire the teachers. Every last one of them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (SEXy3)

358
Romney, OTOH is a RINO gentleman. That is to
say, he is passive masochist who loves getting his balls slammed in the
door until they fall off, and then he smiles with pleasure.



We are all conditioned by Hollywood to expect the assertive,
confident winner to get his comeuppence, but thankfully those are merely
the revenge fantasies of loser hack Hollywood screenwriters, not
reality.



The Donald has lead a charmed life, and I don't begrudge him that at
all. I'm glad the next 4-8 years, a competent adult will be in charge,
and not spiteful, envious a-holes and f*ckups.





Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

If it is possible for the MSM to learn a lesson, it's this. You hate any Republican candidate. This time the R's started off with, what, 16 candidates? You found a reason to hate and belittle all of them. Ohhhh, he sounds funny, he drinks water, he's not black enough.
So you left us with Trump. However, as Steve so eloquently put it, Trump does not like his balls slammed in the door every day. And until he was the only candidate, I did not know this.
So next time, if the R's have candidates that run the gauntlet from Charles Manson to JoJo the Dogface boy, shut up until the choice is made, then jump in with you stupidity.


Posted by: Bruce at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (8ikIW)

359 Deploribus unum!

I've made rational arguments in posts here for a year that Trump could win by attracting the disaffected white working class and thereby expand the electoral map into states like OH and PA. I also noted that in this particular cycle, Trump was uniquely qualified with his Mad Media Skillz to take on the Clintons, the Obamans and MSM.

More recently I posted that most polls were flawed because of their turnout assumptions and provided an alternative analysis that showed Trump getting between 300 and 310 EVs. He'll have 306 once he gets credit for AZ and MI.

Most importantly, I've said all along that when elected, Trump will be at least pretty good and can surprise to the upside. He's a Giuliani-like pragmatist with NYC bridge-and-tunnel values, which is what we need right now.

The items in his First 100 Days speech is a good outline of where to start. Longer term expect him to redefine the R Party as where you go if you Work for a Living, versus the D Party that represents the interests of the Borg.

Peace, out.

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (SIY7D)

360 "44 A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.

Better than the rest of the nation's women being afraid of not wearing one, lady.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:13 PM (39g3+)"

Amen to that!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at November 09, 2016 02:40 PM (Saqzi)

361 I don't even know who most of those people are Jack and I'm not one who necessarily shuns pop culture.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at November 09, 2016 02:40 PM (FqgrG)

362 Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Deplorable Infidel Queen at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (Cx8BK)


Well said, on all counts.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:40 PM (SRKgf)

363 Maddow: "I just don't get it. Maybe the country just didn't get the message."

Live in a vacuum, die in a vacuum.

Posted by: tu3031 at November 09, 2016 02:40 PM (qJhUV)

364 It could be that obama's approval rating is just as real as hillary's unbeatable lead in the polls

Posted by: Lord Sir x at November 09, 2016 02:40 PM (nFwvY)

365 >>i think i saw that and figured he was just drinking.

You wound me.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 09, 2016 02:40 PM (/tuJf)

366 My Emotional Journey:

I told people at work that hell no I wasn't watching returns, I had very important shooting people in the face in The Division to do.

I stayed a bit late at work, got home, futzed around a bit, ran a few missions, fiddled with my gear set up and then eh what the hell I'll go commiserate with the Horde.

Which is when I saw the whole widget thing and IT WAS LYING. I had to be lying.

Then I checked the comments. When I saw that the futures market was down about 5% I nearly started to hyperventilate. Because holy shit. As someone, I forget who, noted "Money doesn't spin." At the Horde's suggestion, I put on Fox Business News and Cavuto and Lou Dobbs looked positively giddy (for them) and holy fuck this was happening.

Then Florida went Trump. NC went Trump. Ohio when Trump big and OMG OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG.

I swore around 1 or so that I was going to bed. Yeah. Yeah, that didn't so much with the happening.

When Podesta came out at 2 and did the votes are still being counted I freaked out about how fuck this is going to be 2000 all over again. Then the news broke that Hillary called to concede. I refused to believe it until I heard Trump say "I just spoke with Secretary Clinton" and and and and

I still don't believe it.

THE HOPE IT ITCHES

Posted by: alexthechick - but I have chocolate chip cookies so that's okay then at November 09, 2016 02:40 PM (mf5HN)

367 "
Before last night I made some preps: added 2 weeks of food, 250 rounds
of .40 SW JHP, all mags loaded, BoB updated and squared away,
batteries...so many batteries...went overboard on the batteries.


Posted by: Skunky Choom at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (CbGSW)"
Me too. I'm going to have ORM-D boxes coming for weeks (back orders you know). But in my defense, I knew the stupid and unconstitutional ammo ban proposition would pass here in commifornia. So I will keep on buying.

Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable at November 09, 2016 02:41 PM (cOHS7)

368 Went to the gym, avoided any news until I asked the AoS FB group if I can go to sleep happy. A respondent said yes.

Today however, I am rubbing it in the fuckers faces.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 09, 2016 02:41 PM (/D5Lf)

369 I see some chatter above about the NYT.

They really did an outstanding job last night and had the best graphics I've ever seen. Better yet, they weren't hidden behind a firewall.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:41 PM (SEXy3)

370 Has anyone congratulated that fatcfuck Michael Moore for calling it?

Posted by: Jean at November 09, 2016 02:41 PM (2RVmA)

371 thought: libs say we woulda won election if usa was all muslims and mexicans...well, that's the point, eh?

you can move to a country representative of your preferred demographics if you want. It'd be easier for all involved.

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at November 09, 2016 02:41 PM (QztpB)

372 333 Fwiw, I look forward to the media and liberals once again having principles and curiosity.
Posted by: 16 paranoia filled days later at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (x4zgf)

Opposing the president will suddenly no longer be racist. Talk about killing him will now be acceptable. Any hint of scandal will lead to acts of investigative journalism.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 09, 2016 02:41 PM (hJrjt)

373 Clearly this win by a Republican is a sign that he must reach out and compromise even more with Democrats!

Posted by: Every Democrat pundit at November 09, 2016 02:41 PM (39g3+)

374 >>>
Each time, King's very delicate dance to avoid saying "it's over" - clearly under orders to not say so - got a little less delicate. By the last time, you could just about see him choking back what he was thinking - "look, idiots, I just showed you, it's over, there are no votes outstanding to chance PA or WI!".


hah. I didn't see the later rounds where he tried to tell Wolf "No, dude, it's over," but I did see him sort of implying Clinton was way down and Wolf fighting him county by county like a DNC election lawyer.

Posted by: ace at November 09, 2016 02:41 PM (8rNrN)

375 It would've been nice to see Va. go red again, but the deck was really stacked against us.
I just hope our new POTUS can somehow do something about McAwful. Prosecution, persecution, tar & feathers...

Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at November 09, 2016 02:41 PM (aOj7m)

376 Well said Christy! I indeed said the same thing. I thanked God and then said.. okay.. we have another chance. Let's not blow it.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (zRZaJ)

377 Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President


"We don't need no...

---Education.

Posted by: Meremortal, Bigly Matters at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (3myMJ)

378 Did they ever call MI or AZ?

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (O2RFr)

379 I see some chatter above about the NYT.
-------------------------------
Connect the dots; connect the dots!

Posted by: RioBravo at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (NUqwG)

380 Deploribus unum!


Nice. Trump needs that on the Great Seal of the President Elect.

Posted by: Grump928(c) likes to state the obvious at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (0F67M)

381
310 Great read, Ace. I felt almost the same - was watching NBC as I considered them the most in the tank, but then other news agencies (AP) started calling states and it was clear NBC was holding on too tight.

As for Hillary winning pop vote, it means absolutely nothing. Trump spent zero time and money in California, where he's going to lose by 2.5 million votes. I think he easily could have swayed 1/4 to 1/2 million people, which would cut the final total by a million. The same is true in other states. This is the way it was designed and for good reason. Think anyone would care about Michigan and rural PA if it was just pop vote that decided things? No way.

Posted by: diegosundevil at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (7R8V7)


This, although it's a double-edged sword. The GOP presidential candidate has no reason to campaign in NY and TX and CA, and doing so would help with turnout there. But it's also expensive.

Posted by: El Skippito Friskito at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (F26eZ)

382
CNN and MSNBC, for the last two months werent just biased, they were in full campaign mode.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (suql3)

383 Posted by: JackStraw at November 09, 2016 02:34 PM (/tuJf)
That's some funny stuff. Bitter tears indeed.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (Q5Ymk)

384 I'm also relieved for the Donald. Someone here (Bourbonchicken?) brought up a good point. Hillary is spiteful. She keeps an enemies list. If he lost that bitch would target and harrass him and try to ruin him, merely for running against her. Still, I am oddly free of animosity against her. She is like a poo. I just want to see her spiral away out of sight and away from my nose. I want to forget she exists/ever existed.

Lerner on the other hand needs to be made an example of . She needs to be put in the stocks and pelted with eggs and raw sewage.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (Mt8T4)

385 I am amused that the Hillary campaign ended in another lie. While John Podesta was telling the sobbing sycophants to go home because it's too close to call, Hill was calling Trump to concede. LOL. Probably had rented the Javits Center on an hourly rate.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (hKi6n)

386 Obama's approval rating is as accurate as 2016 election polling and yesterday's exit polls.

Posted by: runner at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (c6/9Q)

387 My journey ended with an unopened champagne bottle purchased by my Hillary supporter girlfriend in the fridge and this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjJ1bsnxxhs

Posted by: wilbeforce at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (MSwap)

388 357 BREAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

***

Fire the teachers. Every last one of them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (SEXy3)


Yes. Immediately. Lock the f*cking doors. No excuse. They are awol. And I teach.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob, 'Bag your hobo before its illegal to hunt!' at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (nIGPZ)

389 I wasn't feeling much of anything last night. I was a bit worried, but just gave it up and went to bed. This morning I felt tremendous relief, then giddiness at the yuuuuge nut-punch this election gave to all the right people. Plus a schadenboner so enormous and long lasting people are asking if I'm headed to a caber toss.

Posted by: Insomniac - 1 in 94,609,000 at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (0mRoj)

390 >>>Then I checked the comments. When I saw that the futures market was down about 5% I nearly started to hyperventilate. Because holy shit. As someone, I forget who, noted "Money doesn't spin."

oh i forgot to mention that. Yeah, when I heard that, I was like: Okay. This is real. MAYBE.

Posted by: ace at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (8rNrN)

391 Odds on obamaam's staff stealing the "T"s from the White House keyboards?

Posted by: josephistan at November 09, 2016 02:43 PM (7HtZB)

392 THE HOPE IT ITCHES
Posted by: alexthechick



Empress, are you sure that's "hope"?

Posted by: rickb223 Je suis AoSHQ! at November 09, 2016 02:43 PM (2w7OO)

393 Rush doing a skit of "behind the scenes in the Hillary campaign last night"

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 02:43 PM (Om16U)

394 Maddow: "I just don't get it. Maybe the country just didn't get the message."

Again with the projection.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:43 PM (39g3+)

395 It would've been nice to see Va. go red again, but the deck was really stacked against us.

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However, it was funny to see Carville admit that {Hillary} cannot barely win in VA and expect to be close in NC.

Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:43 PM (gmeXX)

396 I couldn't watch that crap all night. The wife and I scanned thru Comcast on-demand movies until we found a nice long one - Cast Away.

I figured it would all be over by ten when the movie finished.. but nooooo.. things were just getting interesting..

We went to bed around 11 and watched a bit more fom bed, but it was apparent it was gonna be a late night. I got some shut-eye, but my wife stayed up.. she woke me up when it was all over.. I got up for an hour or so just to taste some bitter libtard tears.. It was not as much fun as I had fantasized.. but still fun.

I'm tired with a hangover today.. still wondering if it was a dream!

I'm glad Sir Trump slayed the Hildabeast.. but now we gotta wonder what he's gonna do for realz..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 09, 2016 02:43 PM (so+oy)

397 Wonder how magic underwear Mitt and McLame feel today knowing that an amateur, who had never run for anything won, and they didn't?



RINOS

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 02:43 PM (NbJXF)

398 Bonus Schadenboner courtesy of Time magazine. The 11/18 issue has an article "How the Media Got Smarter About Calling Elections."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I AM SPARTACUS! at November 09, 2016 02:43 PM (Nwg0u)

399 Why would a woman who listens to NPR want women to wear the hijab? Trump is empowering her friends, she should be happy.

Posted by: Jean at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM


It's only oppressive patriarchy if white male Americans mandate it. If America-hating 3rd worlders do it, it's empowering multiculturalism.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 09, 2016 02:43 PM (kDUMP)

400 I recorded MSNBC last night and I'm watching it now. Their tears taste so sweet.

Posted by: Dr Spank at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (TJCSB)

401 Great, now I have to explain to my daughter that there's this huge glass ceiling and she'll never amount to anything.

Does it need a sarc tag?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (kTF2Z)

402 357 BREAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President
***
Fire the teachers. Every last one of them.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (SEXy3)


Withhold payment to the school district for that day (they get a per-pupil subvention, at least here in CA, which is why they're draconian on absentees), and dock the teachers a day's pay.

Put a stop to that shit in a big hurry, it would.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (SRKgf)

403 Pollsters were an utter failure, except IBD!

Posted by: Carol at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (sj3Ax)

404 384 I'm also relieved for the Donald. Someone here (Bourbonchicken?) brought up a good point. Hillary is spiteful. She keeps an enemies list. If he lost that bitch would target and harrass him and try to ruin him, merely for running against her. Still, I am oddly free of animosity against her. She is like a poo. I just want to see her spiral away out of sight and away from my nose. I want to forget she exists/ever existed.

Lerner on the other hand needs to be made an example of . She needs to be put in the stocks and pelted with eggs and raw sewage.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 02:42 PM (Mt8T4)


Newsletter?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob, 'Bag your hobo before its illegal to hunt!' at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (nIGPZ)

405 I see some chatter above about the NYT.

They really did an outstanding job last night and had the best graphics I've ever seen. Better yet, they weren't hidden behind a firewall.




I love their red map.

Posted by: rickb223 Je suis AoSHQ! at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (2w7OO)

406 My journey? Church for bible study, resigned to Hillary, then stunned, stunned, stunned, screaming like a lunatic along with Lou Dobbs, champagne, hangover. And thank you Ace and the horde, what a journey, eh?

Posted by: IC at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (a0IVu)

407
Let's just go back to the Taco Bowl.

That pic had many R's panicking, even some here.

But not Trump. He's not a pussy. He's a winner.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (suql3)

408 >>> Question--anyone heard whether or not the military vote was/wasn't messed with?
Posted by: irongrampa at November 09, 2016 02:38 PM (X35Yt)

Oh I always assume it's messed with. Trump gives me hope that might change now!

Posted by: LizLem at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (hvf9s)

409 Fire the teachers. Every last one of them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (SEXy3)

Endorsed.

And NDH, you are truly SEXy to the 3rd power today

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (Om16U)

410 The best part was Juan Williams about to cry. Loved it.

Posted by: LTC O at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (GtFPl)

411 I do think in hindsight, people at the DNC are going to realize it was sort of reckless to nominate someone who was under active investigation by the FBI.
Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:26 PM (gmeXX)

I don't know. The DNC IS the Clinton machine. They won't learn from this, rather they'll just believe that they didn't get the message right, they didn't attack Trump enough.

Someone early this morning when the race was called said that Democrats were warning the DNC that Trump was not the candidate they wanted to go up against. Apparently, the DNC was giddy when Trump was nominated because they were sure he would be easy pickings with research they had on him and the audio tapes, etc.

What they probably didn't count on was that their own plotting, lying, scheming, etc. would be hacked from their little internet world and leaked to the universe.

We owe a lot to Julian Assange, who just days ago believed Trump would not be elected because the globalists would not permit it.
And to James O'Keefe, for the hazardous work he is doing with undercover video.

What both have shown is that we have a lot of work to do at the grassroots , local level to try to unbrainwash half of our citizenry. We need to restore a sense of ethics that to me , is frightenly missing. For almost half of the voters to vote for a woman with the record of Hillary Clinton, who was under FBI investigation and should be under indictment, whose fake charity is skimming millions off for personal enrichment and doing nothing to help it's targeted charities. To vote for a women in which the testimony presented in Congress of how she and her state department left diplomats and soldiers to die in Benghazi because they were running an illegal, unsanctioned gun running operation to unknown " militias" in Syria, some of who have turned out to be ISIS related, because they didn't want the Syrians or the American people and allies to know what they were doing. To vote for a woman so self centered and uninterested in keeping American interests and people safe by safeguarding her State and Defense department confidentials that she had unsecured communication devices and servers in her numerous homes.

I don't know exactly how to start, but at the local level, enforcing consequences for lying, cheating , stealing ,etc. might be the place.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (oDUj/)

412 I'll say also, it's been an absolute joy to watch Trump and Pence on the stump. I watched probably 5 of the events on youtube live the last two days. Would watch one, and then flip over to the next one wait for Trump to arrive.

He's got a gift for connecting with the audience, I've watched more stump speeches in the last 14 months than ever in my life.

Posted by: Dr. Shatterhand at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (Uy8SG)

413 My emotional journey was fully confident that Trump would win and totally pissed off they wouldn't call it at around 10:00 pm Eastern time. And then in a near rage when they wouldn't call it by midnight.

But I am extremely happy with the win.

I am completely unbiased here.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (QT68j)

414 Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable at November 09, 2016 02:41 PM (cOHS7)
I've been stocking up too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (Q5Ymk)

415 One good side benefit for sure is that there won't be any private Christian school choirs performing hymns of praise for Trump.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (hJrjt)

416 I started off with the expectation that we would lose but also a dim and foolish hope of victory. It was just enough hope that instead of being fully reconciled to the prospect of losing, my anxiety level was through the roof as I hoped and prayed for a miracle.

The long wait for real results...the constant refreshing of browser tabs to see if there was any hard news...the looking for little telltale signs and speculating on what they might mean...the not cracking open a bottle until after the kids were all home from school and extracurricular activities and I knew there was no reason I'd need to get behind the wheel again... all of it just added to the anxiety.

I spent almost the entire day here with the hoard. This blog community really was a joy to be with throughout the day. I thought about having a few friends over to do a watch party and decided against it. This was where I wanted to be, with you guys., getting ready to drown our sorrows or, maybe, against all odds celebrate a miracle. Ace - a sincere thanks for what you have built here. It's a yuge reason I can't quit the political internet entirely despite threats to do so.

I have to give a shout out to my wife (who will never see it because she doesn't hang here) for putting up with me the last couple days. I told her two days ago that I needed some space for a couple days and asked her to give me some breathing room to barricade myself in my office and obsess over this thing and see it through to the end with you guys. She understood and obliged. She's a winner all the way.

By 7pm Central I poured a glass of Gentleman Jack and sipped on it for a while. Around 8 I brought my computer to the living room to watch returns on TV with the wife while also hanging here with y'all. As things started looking better and better I started letting myself believe and get excited, but only cautiously so. I kept expecting a big surprise load of last minute ballots to steal PA, MI, and WI from us. Of course when Luntz called MI and the election for Hillz that was a low moment.

Once the NYT (which by the way had the overall best election night tracker set up) called PA for Trump I threw caution to the wind and really let myself believe that it was happening. I held out on that longer than most of y'all. But still I had a little reservation because I refused to pour a glass of scotch until the TV nets called it. Once the TV guys started making their calls I danced in the living room like a maniac and poured a glass of Glenlivit.

I couldn't believe how obtuse Hillary was about not conceeding. Felt like she was doing that just to deny Trump his election night victory party just like John Kerry did to GWB in 2004. In retrospect she was probably too blitzed or emotionally wrecked to go out in public - maybe a combination of both. I was glad when she finally called Trump so he could go give his speech which by the way was the best speech he has given to date.

After he was done talking I went outside and smoked a couple cigars and drank scotch while taking screengrabs for posterity of msm sites calling it for Trump. I will have fun flipping through those for a while.

Ended up getting maybe two and a half hours of sleep before I had to get up and get the day started.

Again, thanks Ace for providing this place and building this community. I been a HQ reader since right around the 2004 election IIRC and have commented lightly over the years under various nics. I have been more of a regular participant since you started the Gainzzz thread back in July. Now more than ever I appreciate this place. Thanks, bigly.

Posted by: Texas Zombie at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (SUtNI)

417 Tell Me About Your Emotional Journey Last Night

******

Sometimes You Have To Give Your Mind a Break And The Chicken Was Busy- a limerick


Well I never have been that much of a boaster
But the evening was a mental roller coaster
I had to calm my mind
And the best thing I could find
Was to have a tender moment with the toaster.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (wPiJc)

418 Clinton's loss is good and bad news. It means that Obama will remain the head of the Democrat party which means we will likely continue to hear from him. That's the bad news. The good news is that he has not been a very good head of the party.

Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:30 PM (gmeXX)



I don't think so. Ultimately, he's a lazy man, with a lazy mind, and the speed with which politics turns, he doesn't have what it takes to actually DO anything. Without his face, he offers them nothing. So they'll move on dot org, quickly.

I could be wrong, but I'm usually not, so.....

Posted by: BurtTC at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (TOk1P)

419 Last night was distressing. Eight years of garbage, were there going to be eight more, or was there a chance at hope?

I'd gone sixteen days without any alcohol, but last night I couldn't stand it. Bought a six pack and drank them.

I went to bed around midnight, feeling all anxious and distressed.

Around 3:30 AM, I was woken by what sounded like a million SJW voices suddenly shocked into silence. I tossed and turned a bit, then finally grabbed my phone and checked AOSHQ.

That's when I saw Trump had won. The relief, all stored up over the years, just washed over me. I went back to sleep for the first time not dreading the morning.

So, there.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (8mIih)

420 402 357 BREAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President
***
Fire the teachers. Every last one of them.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (SEXy3)

Fire the students too. Obviously they aren't learning anything worthwhile.

Posted by: Insomniac - 1 in 94,609,000 at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (0mRoj)

421 A few minutes ago, it hit me. I actually burst into tears.

Yesterday I believed America was dead, and I was okay with that, only interested in finding ways to make a couple dollars off of its decomposing carcass.

But today the America I loved as a child - my America, the one that was on MY side - suddenly reappeared.

Sincere thanks to my fellow Americans who made this happen. It's morning in America again!

Posted by: Marklar at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (+bVVk)

422 When I left work for home last night, I was still bracing for Florida to be called for Hillary and figuring that would be the end of it.

When I got home, and saw what was happening with the NYT tracker, I couldn't help but get giddy for a few minutes, literally laughing out loud and staring wide-eyed in amazement.

But then I got scared and nervous that it was all going to fall apart, and I'm still kind of there emotionally.

I still half-expect shenanigans.

Posted by: Kensington at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (7Kbxu)

423 399 Why would a woman who listens to NPR want women to wear the hijab? Trump is empowering her friends, she should be happy.
Posted by: Jean at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM
It's only oppressive patriarchy if white male Americans mandate it. If America-hating 3rd worlders do it, it's empowering multiculturalism.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 09, 2016 02:43 PM (kDUMP)


The daughter of a liberal acquaintance blasted out on social media early in the evening how it was a good time to crush the patriarchy.

Oopsie.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (SRKgf)

424 Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (hA1V+)


Funding the Fed Government through Fees and Tariffs, is also the way the Founding Father's set up the Government.



Posted by: Don Q. at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (qf6WZ)

425 I didn't actually believe it until Hillary conceded,

I expect there was a conference call with FAB, TFG, Trump, etc. where Trump had people in the background yelling "Special Prosecutor" while the Art of The Deal was struck re: pardons we'll be hearing about shortly.

I also love how she was so beaten she had to send Podesta out to lie for her one last time.

Posted by: DaveA at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (8J/Te)

426 I am awash in schadenfreude today. I love the liberal tears. It is beautiful.

Posted by: mullingthingsover at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (NrMU9)

427 I felt a bit like the Joker: I was enjoying watching the urban and Beltway elite burn.

Posted by: MacGruber at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (sWgE+)

428 Fire the teachers. Every last one of them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (SEXy3)


I was always in favor of gutting and getting rid of the Dept of Education. NOW I think we should gut it but keep it and put someone in charge who will cut off ALL Federal Funding for any School District that goes political or Disrespects America and The Flag

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (dELE3)

429 I knew it was over when Hillary cancelled the fireworks buys. If the DEMS thought it wouldn't even be close enough to beat the margin of D-fraud, they knew it was done.,

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (Kucy5)

430 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (GwIKd)

431 I went to see new grandson and my son said that I should take it easy and not get too upset about the election. You know things don't look good.




This morning he woke up with Trump winning and about shit.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (NbJXF)

432 Has anyone congratulated that fatcfuck Michael Moore for calling it?


***

He was, surprisingly, before the election, the most gracious among his ilk. He seemed to really get the folks that were drawn to Trump.

Today, he's back to his despicable normal.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (SEXy3)

433 Well, while all you alcoholics were drinking all night, I abstained until the very end so I wouldn't be drinking bc of depression. Best 2 martinis of my life were consumed early this morning. What a wild night. I'm so glad that I had the privilege of hanging out here with all you guys. That said, AoS game 7 of the WS was better

Posted by: L, Elle at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (6IPEM)

434 Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Deplorable Infidel Queen at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (Cx8BK)

Well said.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (tOcW/)

435 The lack of Hillary lawn signs throughout Los Angeles county was curious to me, not in the respect that I thought she would lose CA, but how it reflected the overall ambivalence to her in general.

Posted by: holygoat at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (DbBV5)

436 Fire the students too. Obviously they aren't learning anything worthwhile.

Posted by: Insomniac - 1 in 94,609,000 at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (0mRoj)



DRAFT the students. And put their boot camp experience on PPV.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (SRKgf)

437 I'd emotionally discounted the possibility of a Trump win as well. In fact I tried very hard to stay off Drudge and this site and anything that was going to depress me too much. But I kept sneaking a few glances, and around 10pm my time (11pm New York), it all changed. Then that was it. I was rapt. I finally got to bed at 6.30am, then got up again at 9am just to make sure there'd been no horrific setbacks. I won't be completely happy until Michigan and Arizona have been called (all precincts in MI have reported; what's taking so long? Provisional ballots?). This morning I have been wading through the lefty webzines like HuffPo and Slate, drinking gallons of hot salty tears. That has been exquisite.

Of course Trump's going to let us down. That's inevitable. But I will always have the image of crying Clintonoids in my mind, and I can haul that out when I'm feeling low and cheer myself up.

Posted by: David Gillies at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (tjHrt)

438 >>I also love how she was so beaten she had to send Podesta out to lie for her one last time.

Posted by: DaveA at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (8J/Te)<<

So beaten or so drunk?

Posted by: MacGruber at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (sWgE+)

439 4. Trump, unlike past Republicans, gave People a reason to vote for him instead of just voting against the Democrat.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:35 PM (suql3)

Damn Straight Truth.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (d76uN)

440 I am being bombarded with people calling me a bigot and a racist for voting for a person who is such a hater.....I don't know why I continue to be shocked by people hurling so much hate at me when they are haters of hate.

Posted by: giftogab at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (ysKvq)

441 I lurk everyday. Was here when Obama won both times. I was here last night. I didn't think Trump would win. I didn't think my vote would matter. Trump wasn't my first pick. When we got our absentee ballots with hubby being military we knew we couldn't vote for Clinton or leave it blank. I texted my son and his girlfriend to go vote I told them it's your duty. 2 college aged kids. My son called asking about where to vote. Voted and was upset he didn't get a sticker but turnout was high he was over 2100. He said he left just before the cars started streaming in. His girlfriend drove home 5 hours to vote because she didn't get an absentee ballot. For the first time since I've been voting my vote for president counted. I'm glad Wisconsin came through. We will be back there soon. Hubby will be retiring in a few years.

My MIL called me this morning says what do you think about Wisconsin going red. I told her I couldn't believe it.
In our prescient early voting had over 700. At 10:30 she was over 1000 person to vote.How ironic that she got the last I voted sticker. I have to tell my son to get his sticker from Grandma. Side note want to know why the exit polling was off, my MIL was asked to take the exit poll. She said very loudly it's none of your business. That is why they were way off. My son didn't get asked when he went around 6:30.

I think I knew when Donald took Wisconsin he had won. It was never in play. I was optimistic when Hillary sent Podesta out. I think when she canceled the fireworks. I had just a tad bit of hope. Not much though

Posted by: Brat4life at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (/rGEE)

442 The daughter of a liberal acquaintance blasted out on social media early in the evening how it was a good time to crush the patriarchy.

Oopsie.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (SRKgf)

Did you tell her to go make you a sammich?

Posted by: Insomniac - 1 in 94,609,000 at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (0mRoj)

443 421
A few minutes ago, it hit me. I actually burst into tears.



Yesterday I believed America was dead, and I was okay with that,
only interested in finding ways to make a couple dollars off of its
decomposing carcass.



But today the America I loved as a child - my America, the one that was on MY side - suddenly reappeared.



Sincere thanks to my fellow Americans who made this happen. It's morning in America again!

Posted by: Marklar at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (+bVVk)
Same here. Well said.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (WuRdh)

444 The Detroit News has finally announced the Trump won Michigan.

Posted by: D-fens at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (yB1PK)

445 Is it true that Trump read Hillary her Miranda Rights prior to taking her concession call?

/ I'm sure someone could make that a better joke than I did.

Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (gmeXX)

446 FWIW: this Canadian has been praying daily about this election and I am happy for you.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (hJrjt)

447 420
402 357 BREAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

***

Fire the teachers. Every last one of them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (SEXy3)



Fire the students too. Obviously they aren't learning anything worthwhile.

Posted by: Insomniac - 1 in 94,609,000 at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (0mRoj)

Just nuke California and be done with it.

AFTER all morons leave of course.

Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a deplorable at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (Enq6K)

448 By the way, my friends: yesterday morning, Newsweek printed and delivered to the newsstands, at no small expense, their weekly offering, with a picture of the Hildebeest on the cover, and the bold title "MADAM PRESIDENT: HILLARY CLINTON'S HISTORIC JOURNEY TO THE WHITE HOUSE."

Those are going to be collector's items someday. Something you'll tell your grandkids about. Grab a couple of copies while you can, wrap them in non-biodegradable plastic, and put them somewhere safe. If you ever in the future find yourself depressed or despondent, pull that out and laugh your ass off.

Posted by: Qoheleth at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (iIzG7)

449 'Protests broke out in Oakland'


My give a shit meter ain't responding.

It's Oakland. Let that shithole burn.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (/D5Lf)

450 425 I didn't actually believe it until Hillary conceded

It sounded like a "please don't prosecute" speech to me.

Posted by: Cn at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (wczgi)

451 417 Tell Me About Your Emotional Journey Last Night

******

Sometimes You Have To Give Your Mind a Break And The Chicken Was Busy- a limerick


Well I never have been that much of a boaster
But the evening was a mental roller coaster
I had to calm my mind
And the best thing I could find
Was to have a tender moment with the toaster.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (wPiJc)


F*ckin Seamus is en fuego. Lol. Clever Muldoon. Enjoyed all.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob, 'Bag your hobo before its illegal to hunt!' at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (nIGPZ)

452 I still half-expect shenanigans.
Posted by: Kensington at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (7Kbxu)

I think they KNEW, from DHS and the NSA.... that Americans would not put up with that this election...

IF the election had been stolen, all bets were off as to the stability of the US....

Posted by: Don Q. at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (qf6WZ)

453 I had fully expected Trump to lose, and frankly, I didn't care. I was concerned mostly over down-ballot races and the GOP holding on to enough power to at least theoretically put a check on Clinton.

I wasn't #NeverTrump in the sense that Ace excoriates them, but I was determined not to vote for him. (In the end, I wrote in "none of the above" because I couldn't bring myself to be unserious enough to put in SMOD but I wanted it on record that I intentionally voted against all of them, and did not leave the ballot blank on purpose.)

Still, I suspected I would be marginally happier if Trump somehow won, if only to see the weight of defeat in Hillary's eyes.

But, there was no real hope of that. I tried a false bravado, saying that if Trump over-performed his numbers - unlikely but possible - and Clinton under-performed hers - very possible - that there was a chance that the outcome would be close.

Basically, it was "maybe it won't be a blowout".

I was determined to stay off of TV and Twitter. Managed the former but not the latter after 8pm Eastern. Then I saw Ace's post about the NYT odds of winning meter and checked it out to see that Ace was wrong, it was already better for Trump than had been posted, and rising.

No way. Really? No fucking way. This can't be happening., but what if...?

And then the giggles started. Literally giggles I couldn't hold back as call after call came in for Trump. Yes, some for Clinton, but the "blue wall" started cracking. Rumors of Pennsylvania in play made me picture ConArtCritic raising a glass with a shit-eating-grin on his face.

But, nah, it wasn't going to happen. False hope to keep the drama alive. Trump only needed one more "blue" state, but all Hillary had to do was hold serve.

But the idea of watching everything collapse around her at the very moment of her planned triumph... at the very least, it was going to be a non-mandate, and with that I drifted off to sleep.

Woke up in the morning to see that DDHQ called PA and with that, the race, and I was stunned. I mean, I was prepared for it, but it was still a surprise.

And I was far happier about it than I expected I'd be.

I still think Trump is going to be a horrible President, and what he does may set the movement back for years, even decades. But that is still a preferable outcome to Clinton, and by a wide margin.

And the schadenfreude of the agony of the leftists certainly softens to blow of being stuck with Trump.

Posted by: can of spam at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (g0aRc)

454 ace was saying, sure trump had 30% but it's still, at the end of the day, a 100% loss if he loses.

And yes, even as NYT spinner was at trump at 95+% to win, I didn't believe it.

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (QztpB)

455 So not an early night after all.

Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (cOHS7)

456 " Pollsters were an utter failure, except IBD!
Posted by: Carol at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (sj3Ax)"

And LA Times and Trafalger Group.

Posted by: holygoat at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (DbBV5)

457 >>> Posted by: Muldoon at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (wPiJc)


Muldoon, you are a national treasure. The Moron's Lament on the art thread is a thing of beauty, just wanted you to know!

Posted by: LizLem at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (hvf9s)

458 I didn't cry but got horribly drunk. No regrets despite the hangover. Trump was the only person who could have won. If he secures our borders, curtails all immigration, keeps us out of Middle Eastern wars, and scales back "free trade," Trump will restore democracy to the United States.

I'm somewhat less agnostic today.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (v8Wg2)

459 In the immortal words Of Joey Biden... This is a big f**king deal!

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (O2RFr)

460
Jackstraw used the phrase "emotional rescue."

Lyrics from Rolling Stones?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (suql3)

461 Dammit I wish people would stop talking about tacos, I'm hungry enough as it is.

NOW I think we should gut it but keep it and put someone in charge who will cut off ALL Federal Funding for any School District that goes political or Disrespects America and The Flag

And that's why the left wants these unconstitutional agencies: it gives the federal government power over the states.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:49 PM (39g3+)

462 429 I knew it was over when Hillary cancelled the fireworks buys. If the DEMS thought it wouldn't even be close enough to beat the margin of D-fraud, they knew it was done.,
Posted by: Richard McEnroe at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (Kucy5)



God how I wished she hadn't canceled it. It would have been priceless to have had one of her flunkies go tell those guys on the fireworks to stand down.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:49 PM (SRKgf)

463 And Obama will pardon her for any crimes committed in her life til now. It will happen. Bilbo and That thing they calla daughter too.

Posted by: giftogab at November 09, 2016 02:49 PM (ysKvq)

464 So not an early night after all.
Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorabl
********
Like when Charles Cooke said the election would be sterilization of the GOP from federal government back after gop convention.

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at November 09, 2016 02:49 PM (QztpB)

465 Some Lefty celebrities won't let it go so I will do my own personal boycott and let them go. Most of them are B-listers so it won't be that difficult.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at November 09, 2016 02:49 PM (X9Eva)

466 Slate has gone completely insane (via Ace's retweet)

http://tinyurl.com/ngex7r4

Thanksgiving is going to be fugly, what with my sister and my law prof nutcase brother and various cousins bemoaning the ascendancy of racist fascism in what had previously been the tolerant American paradise.

I'm reduced to sending nature photos to my siblings- they simply can't handle news links, they tell me.

Posted by: MTF at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (LISuA)

467 I'd been neutral. I thought the field was tilted toward Clinton, but all the University election prediction programs kept pointing towards Trump, so I decided to hope for the best, prepare for the worst (I had voted during early voting).

I work nights, so I would just keep checking Drudge on my phone when I got a moment to myself - but I think the point where I began to BELIEVE was when one of the floor managers had a freaking meltdown ON THE FLOOR. On of my final calls was to a customer in California who told me that he didn't want to take the call because he was watching the election returns and getting ready for "our new President Trump!"

I never called a guy who sounded so ecstatic over the phone. God bless you, CA customer, being a conservative there must really suck.

By the time I left work that night, Florida and Ohio had been called. My college-aged brother was blowing up my phone with gifs, my social media feed was beginning the liberal implosion, and when I finally got home, Trump was at 254 and Clinton was at 215 on CNN, where she ended up staying the whole rest of the night.

I knew it was done and we had a new president when they called WISCONSIN of all places... I made myself Chi Chis until Trump gave his victory speech. It was very nice - good of him to call out both Sessions and Priebus. I sort of felt like Priebus, when he left the podium saying "thank god!"

And that's how I feel today. I am so, so happy and grateful that Hillary Clinton is not president; I'm enjoying a bit of schadenfreude at the meltdown, but I'm mostly happy that I'll never have to call that awful woman "Madame President".

Time will only tell if Trump will follow through on his promises, but with control of the House and the Senate, I can only hope that the ACA will be repealed, at least. As one of American's many underemployed young workers, I've been praying for that since the damn thing was passed, and I hope with that goddamn stone off our chests, we can finally breathe as a nation once again.

Posted by: Elena at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (SWGHZ)

468 Facebook is insufferable right now, though. They really think we literally elected Adolph Hitler 2.0 last night, complete with genocidal plans for Muslims and Mexicans.

Of course there won't be any unity.

Posted by: Kensington at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (7Kbxu)

469 TFG about to speak?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (/D5Lf)

470 I'm dissappointed my MN surprise didn't come through.

Posted by: SH at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (gmeXX)

471 462 429 I knew it was over when Hillary cancelled the fireworks buys. If the DEMS thought it wouldn't even be close enough to beat the margin of D-fraud, they knew it was done.,
Posted by: Richard McEnroe at November 09, 2016 02:46 PM (Kucy5)


God how I wished she hadn't canceled it. It would have been priceless to have had one of her flunkies go tell those guys on the fireworks to stand down.

OH MY YES THEY WOULD AHVE LIT EM OFF!

Posted by: giftogab at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (ysKvq)

472 416 - well said!!!

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (RzUqr)

473 "Great, now I have to explain to my daughter that there's this huge glass ceiling and she'll never amount to anything."

Tell her that America is great nation that's so free that a woman can run for the Presidency, and moral enough to stop a bad one.

Posted by: Qoheleth at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (iIzG7)

474 "And that's why the left wants these unconstitutional agencies: it gives the federal government power over the states.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:49 PM (39g3+)"
--------
Yeah and that is why we have to use that power so they know not to do that again.

Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (cOHS7)

475 One thing I'm waiting for is the usual suspects that loudly decry the influence of money on our political races to congratulate Trump for winning on the cheap.

Also, for not mining the big financial money interests and creating such deep obligations to them.

After all, what'd he spend? Half of what his opponent spent?

Plus, no get-out-the-vote cigarette money to speak of?

Trump really was the reform candidate in this election!

I suspect I'll be waiting a long time for the usual bunch to acknowledge this.

Like, say, oh, forever.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (nd1zx)

476 Watchingelection resultscoverage on varioustelevision stationslast night made me think of the Tyson-Douglas fight in 1990, MSNBC especially.

If you're old enough to remember, Larry Merchant was calling the fight for HBOand this was a time in boxing history when Iron Mike Tyson was seemingly at his peak, but round after round went by and somehow, for some reason, Tyson wasn't putting Buster Douglas away. In fact, Buster Douglas was using his long reach and masterful jab and punishing the shit out of Tyson every time Tyson tried to get inside. Even more telling, Douglas wasn't intimidated by Tyson. He wasn't having it. It was amazing to watch.

It got so that Merchant qualified every sentence with, 'But, as we know, any minute Mike Tyson could just explode into action and send Buster Douglas unconscious to the canvas as he has so many times before."

Tyson never did explode into action. Tyson ended up dazed and insensible, on his hands and knees, clumsily trying to retrieve his mouthpiece.

Anyway, that's the vibe I got watching Hillary lose to Trump.

Posted by: Don Trumpo at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (OGbEB)

477 Where's that Bill Clinton screaming from the outer darkness guy?

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (SAn+a)

478 I am awash in schadenfreude today. I love the liberal tears. It is beautiful.

****

One of my favorite tweets from last night.

http://bit.ly/2fSSJ6x

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (SEXy3)

479 Anyone else hungover like a Viking?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (kTF2Z)

480 468
Facebook is insufferable right now, though. They really think we
literally elected Adolph Hitler 2.0 last night, complete with genocidal
plans for Muslims and Mexicans.

Of course there won't be any unity.


Posted by: Kensington at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (7Kbxu)

Just keep reminding them that WE WON, THEY LOST. Worked for TFG.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (jxbfJ)

481 Cavuto laughing at the Clintonistas. Well done Neil.

Posted by: Soona at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (Fmupd)

482 And the schadenfreude of the agony of the leftists certainly softens to blow of being stuck with Trump.
Posted by: can of spam


The real question here is are you a classic can of spam with the key and strip that peels off or the modern pulltab one?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (39g3+)

483 It's Oakland. Let that shithole burn.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 09, 2016 02:48 PM (/D5Lf)


The amazing thing is that there's anything flammable left in Oakland.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (SRKgf)

484 It was a groundswell ace.To be honest I saw it coming but was still cynica and pessimistic(fraud machine,may be backed up by the force if the government,fear ofvcryshing disappointment etc) but everything was moving Trump's way.Even though I scarcely let myself believe it.Last night it came true,took a while and twisted me in knots,but it happened.

Posted by: steevy at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (r/0kC)

485 I just want to write this for the pleasure it gives me:

President Elect Trump.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (RD7QR)

486 Muldoon is priceless. You should collect all your limericks into book form. I'd buy a copy. It should cost about $25.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (6IPEM)

487 468 Facebook is insufferable right now, though. They really think we literally elected Adolph Hitler 2.0 last night, complete with genocidal plans for Muslims and Mexicans.

Of course there won't be any unity.


Posted by: Kensington at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (7Kbxu)

absolutely fact right there!

Posted by: giftogab at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (ysKvq)

488 403 Pollsters were an utter failure, except IBD!
Posted by: Carol at November 09, 2016 02:44 PM (sj3Ax)

I have to disagree. They gave Hillary quite a bit of momentum and operated to discourage Trump supporters. That was their goal.

I never understood, and said so repeatedly on here, why Ace took the media polls in such good faith.

They are adjusted by a "special sauce" for their subjective turnout models which is how they achieve their desired optics.

Some said, but the pollsters would not want to jeopardize their credibility by skewing the polling to create a narrative to help Hillary. Um, the entire media made it abundantly clear this cycle that they would stack their credibility in a pile and light it on fire and dance around it if that would help Hillary win.

Sundance at the Conservative Treehouse was right about a lot of things, and his deconstruction of the various media polls was one of them.

Posted by: Scalia's Ghost at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (hA1V+)

489
Just realized---we're finally going to have a president who gets up and goes to work before 11:00 am. (No offense, Ace.)

Posted by: IrishEi at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (eM2Uz)

490 Off silly Don Trumpo sock

Posted by: troyriser at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (OGbEB)

491

Good grief.


Supporters at Clinton HQ react in disbelief at Trump victory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvsmIybpGUg&feature=player_embedded

you see that so many people are just so uneducated and small minded and choosing somebody who breeds hate and fear in our country is a very scary time for America


Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (qCMvj)

492 447 420
402 357 BREAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

***

Fire the teachers. Every last one of them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:39 PM (SEXy3)



Fire the students too. Obviously they aren't learning anything worthwhile.

Posted by: Insomniac - 1 in 94,609,000 at November 09, 2016 02:45 PM (0mRoj)

Just nuke California and be done with it.

AFTER all morons leave of course.
Posted by: Tami...Powering through being a deplorable at November 09, 2016 02:47 PM (Enq6K)
Please let our kids and grandchildren leave first. If anybody looks back I'd be okay with them turning into pillars of salt.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (hJrjt)

493
I wasn't #NeverTrump in the sense that Ace excoriates them, but I was determined not to vote for him. (In the end, I wrote in "none of the above" because I couldn't bring myself to be unserious enough to put in SMOD but I wanted it on record that I intentionally voted against all of them, and did not leave the ballot blank on purpose.)

Way to go, persn of great principle.



I still think Trump is going to be a horrible President, and what he does may set the movement back for years, even decades.

What movement?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (suql3)

494 367
"

Before last night I made some preps: added 2 weeks of food, 250 rounds

of .40 SW JHP, all mags loaded, BoB updated and squared away,

batteries...so many batteries...went overboard on the batteries.



Posted by: Skunky Choom at November 09, 2016 02:28 PM (CbGSW)"
Me
too. I'm going to have ORM-D boxes coming for weeks (back orders you
know). But in my defense, I knew the stupid and unconstitutional ammo
ban proposition would pass here in commifornia. So I will keep on
buying.



Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Well, I can eat the food and shoot the ammo. BoB maintenance is always something I put off. But the batteries, no way I'm going to ever use all of them.
Some lucky folks are going to be getting a thoughtful and "interesting" Xmas present.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (CbGSW)

495 It's almost as if the only people who think Democrats are for the little guy are Hollywood mulimillionaires, not any actual little guys.

So much so that they elected a freaking billionaire over the Democrat.

Romney, not a billionaire, was too "out of touch".

But in between the and now, the Dems convinced blacks and working class that a white billionaire was less out of touch than a socialist crapweasel like Hillary.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (Mt8T4)

496 "Great, now I have to explain to my daughter that there's this huge glass ceiling and she'll never amount to anything."


No you tell her she can be anything she wants to be if she goes out and works for it...AND AND AND it will have nothing to do with what kind of Sex Organs she has.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (dELE3)

497 I voted, then ignored everything for the rest of the day. This morning at a veterans breakfast I was talking to some others and told them I had no idea who won and didn't want to know. Of course they agreed and started talking about how bad hitlerly's followers were taking it.

Posted by: Deathknyte at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (8UBF1)

498 I looked at the early Indiana returns county-by-county and compared them to 2012. Hillary was underperforming across the board. It told me that Trump had a good chance in the Midwest. So I was totally sucked in at that point. Indeed, Indiana was a harbinger.

Posted by: R Becker at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (HmE72)

499 I wonder if Hillary's team knew ahead of time. Was their internal polling correct? How soon did they know?

That would be fascinating to know.

Posted by: Kensington at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (7Kbxu)

500 Re: #453

I should point out that I live in the People's Republic of Maryland, so I have the luxury of voting my conscience in Presidential races without having to think of "tactical" voting.

Posted by: can of spam at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (g0aRc)

501 Not to be a downer but, all we have bought is a temporary stay. The car is still careening off the cliff.

While there is much that I, as a conservative, will find disappointing about the liberal Republican from New York, I hope that he will make restoring the rule of law the defining theme of his Presidency.

This two Americas shit has to end. One law for thee and one for me is killing us.

Posted by: Grump928(c) likes to state the obvious at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (0F67M)

502 When I drunkenly closed my eyes last night, just before I drifted off, it hit me:

I get to keep my health insurance!

Posted by: Oschisms at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (ZsN9X)

503 I had tuned out months ago once the primaries were over and I found the media throwing mud in the usual direction boring. At first I avoided all news about the election, and figured I tune in later in the evening to get the usual bad news.

Then I saw the numbers and it seemed strange. Started texting some of my political junkie friends and it seems there was hope!

I refused to believe it though until Wisconsin was called for him and then I knew he had a real good shot.

Keep getting this dumb grin on my face to know that she isn't getting the office. Today has just been basking in the endorphins.

Posted by: Randomized at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (sUq3E)

504 >>>They really did an outstanding job last night and had the best graphics I've ever seen. Better yet, they weren't hidden behind a firewall.

I think probably they intended to depress Republican moral.

But yes, cool set-up and graphics.

Posted by: ace at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (8rNrN)

505 Well, Mick Jagger was wrong. I can get some satisfaction.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I AM SPARTACUS! at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (Nwg0u)

506 Exit question:

Does Scott Adams become the Nate Silver of 2020 elections?

Second exit question:

What does Nate Silver do now? Moneyball?

Posted by: blaster at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (tewYv)

507 And where, oh where is somebody to explain all this to poor, darling Chi-Chi?

I bet she's just heartbroken!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (nd1zx)

508 And Obama will pardon her for any crimes committed in her life til now. It will happen. Bilbo and That thing they calla daughter too.


***

But he cannot pardon her forward. The pay-for-play scheme is still under investigation by the White Collar Crimes division of the FBI, and the DOJ will not have the Obama admin to push for dismissal.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (SEXy3)

509
Really, all you jerkoffs who didnt vote for president or voted for one of the fringe candidates are jerkoffs.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (suql3)

510 499 I wonder if Hillary's team knew ahead of time. Was their internal polling correct? How soon did they know?

Let's ask Wikileaks...

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (O2RFr)

511 @446...thank you, Northernlurker. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Deplorable Infidel Queen at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (Cx8BK)

512 Facebook is insufferable right now, though. They really think we literally elected Adolph Hitler 2.0 last night, complete with genocidal plans for Muslims and Mexicans.

Right now its best to give them room to grieve, this has hit some people extremely hard.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (39g3+)

513 17 I believe Trump will come out on top in the pop. vote.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (suql3)

If they count the military absentee ballots the race is close enough that Trump will win the popular vote.

...

"If"? ... I wondered about this back in 2000. There was some fleeting mention by someone that several states that had gone to Bush or Gore by a margin exceeding the absentees had never even opened the absentee ballots (and they came to something like 1.5MM total, IIRC). Is that still, or was it ever, the actual practice?

Posted by: Slo-Pitch Whiffer at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (zke7T)

514 What a rollercoaster ride!

Posted by: flyover at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (SVz6E)

515 476 I did watch that fight,good analogy.Also Tyson had let his training slip(fired his trainer), believed his own hype.Didn't even try to avoid blows anymore,just waded in.Overconfident.

Posted by: steevy at November 09, 2016 02:54 PM (r/0kC)

516 Since we're all supposed to be unifying now ...

... who'll join me in declaring Charles Krauthammer a Class A Fvcking Dicknose ?

I swear ... I would not hold the door for that guy. I'd throw a stick in his wheelchair spokes. I'd push his ass down a hill.

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 09, 2016 02:54 PM (fiGNd)

517 I tried to keep my voice steady, but it became increasingly difficult - the rage and feelings of helplessness were just too much. I think my daughter could tell something was wrong. I found myself at such a loss for words - nothing made any sense; nothing makes sense anymore. I finally had to admit, "Honey, I just don't know, I don't know what's going on in this country anymore..."

When I finished her lower lip started to tremble and her eyes began to fill with tears, "Daddy" she said, "why are the Republicans doing this to the country?" Well, that was it for me: I finally fell apart. She just fell into my arms and we both began sobbing for several minutes.

For once she had to comfort me and get me back on my feet. Sometimes I just think it's too much, but seeing the strength in my young daughter's voice helped me to get through.

Posted by: CheChe at November 09, 2016 02:54 PM (8mYHH)

518 I drank my Too Close To Call drinks (bourbon and soda) and watched MSNBC and CNN. As the night wore on, it became clear that they were reluctant to call states for Trump, especially Florida. It was almost comical, the lengths they went to, and I almost felt sorry for them. Almost. Poor John King, obsessively clicking on every county. "Wolf, 99% of precincts are in, Trump's ahead, but look here in Broward county, Hillary may still be able to eke out a few votes to put her back on top. It's too close to call." That young guy on MSNBC who did their electoral map, he sucks down way too many energy drinks. Looked like he was trying to land planes while spinning for Hillary TALKING FAST AND LOUD. Once it was obvious Trump won, I enjoyed the spectacle of watching the likes of Chris Cuomo lamenting, "How did we get it so wrong? Our polls were wrong! Our predictions were way off! How did we misread the voters so badly?" DUH.

Posted by: JuJuBee at November 09, 2016 02:54 PM (kma8f)

519 @466

That Slate shit is unbelievable. White Supremacy? Women selling out for voting for Trump.




Is that the real site or a parody?

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 02:54 PM (NbJXF)

520 I went day drinking because I was certain I was going to have to endure at least 4 more years of dissent being racist/sexist/whatever. Instead, I came home drunk and my mood improved as my buzz wore off. It was an odd feeling.

Posted by: Jarrod at November 09, 2016 02:54 PM (REvTp)

521 I'm just so surprised that snarky rotund know-nothing conservative in name only bloviating Jim Geraghty was so wrong. My world makes less sense today.

Posted by: Just Saying at November 09, 2016 02:54 PM (bsDXW)

522 I took the brave position and always said it was a coin flip. I predicted though just the opposite of what happened regard to popular vote and electoral vote. To some posters credit , whom I don't recall, they responded to me that just the opposite would happen and he was dead on.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at November 09, 2016 02:54 PM (X9Eva)

523 Trump coming out with fighting off tears to give his acceptance speech at 3am is what the Pepe household with Mama Pepe and sisters Pepe felt. Truly believe that Our Country has been given a second chance.

For the first time in my life I feel like we are not going to be owned by foreign interests. My children and nieces and nephews are safe. The Bush and Clinton Syndicate was slayed.

I knew he would win because he had to. Evil was defeated last night.

He earned my respect and for the first time in my lifetIme a President has been elected who considers it an honor to serve America and American Citizens. Nobody could have pulled off what Trump did last night but Trump.

God Bless and Peace to all.

Posted by: Pepe, Proud American Nationalist at November 09, 2016 02:55 PM (7OrCI)

524 I didn't allow myself hope. We didn't watch the returns. We played music and sang. I read some stuff here and on gab and went to bed normal time, expecting to wake up to a Hillary win.


Got up this morning, checked the news and broke into tears of joy. I can't get rid of this smile.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at November 09, 2016 02:55 PM (LHT0w)

525 I live in Karlifornia, so I tend to be cautiously pessimistic about everything political. I'm nearly 64 years old, but I've only ever voted for 3 winning presidents: 1984, 2004, and 2016. I grew up in the Bay Area, went to Berkeley in the early 1970's, and was a flaming liberal--and later Libertarian--until the early 1990's. I finally got my mind right after the Clinton years, but still didn't vote for GW Bush his first term, but 2004 was a lot like this year. I thought Bush was a decent CINC but otherwise a shitty conservative--of course, Kerry was a complete asshole/idiot, like Hillary, who needed to be stopped at all costs.

I warmed up to Trump pretty quickly this year for all the obvious reasons. I was nervous as hell all yesterday long. Whenever I thought I was overhearing somebody reporting on results, I cleared my throat or hummed loudly to myself so I couldn't hear. After voting, I came home and logged into my work computer and began working on some software. My work involves the equities futures markets and as soon as the Asian session opened at 20:00 Eastern, the market popped up, and my spirits fell. Clearly, there was some good news for Hillary. The wifey came home and we had some wine and dinner. We cut the cable cord last year, so we have no news other than the Internet--and I was determined not to check until much later.

After dinner I entered my screensaver password and was disoriented. The Russell 2000 futures chart was unrecognizable. Huge zig-zags from the upper left to the lower right. Backing out to a daily chart, I saw a huge effing red candle that had completely wiped out the post-FBI II gains. The Russell was down almost 80 pts and that could mean only one thing: Trump had a chance.

After a few more minutes I finally broke down and clicked on Drudge. I couldn't effing believe what I was seeing. My stomach did a flip-flop. Holy shit! I stayed up until the NYT widget pegged Trump at 95+% odds of winning. I said a Rosary and fell asleep, but tossing and turning until 3:30 AM Pacific when I finally had to get up to get the final results. AP had Trump winning. Holy shit! I slipped back into bed but only lasted about another hour before I got back up and started pounding the web. What an incredible feeling of relief. Lots of schadenfreude, but I've vowed not to ping my prog friends. I remember how shitty that felt when they did that to me in 2008 and 2012. They go low, I go high.

As for Obama: fuck you and your legacy with a big stick, asshole.

Okay: now it's off to confession for both what I've written here and what I've been thinking about all the leftist turds who have laid so much to ruin on this country.

Posted by: Lawrence Larson at November 09, 2016 02:55 PM (d/r2I)

526 My emotional journey last night? Took an extra half of a Coreg while waiting for Florida for my blood pressure. Once Florida fell, I figured it was over.


Watched for a while longer, until Ohio and Wisconsin were gone, and knew it was done. Drifted off to sleep with the TV on. Woke up when the words "Pence coming on the stage" penetrated the fog of my sleep. Saw the chyron saying that The FAB had conceded. Got up, had a shot of tequila, went back to bed and watched Teh Donald give his speech and went back to sleep.

Posted by: Country Singer at November 09, 2016 02:55 PM (uiwCw)

527 Right now its best to give them room to grieve, this has hit some people extremely hard.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (39g3+)

My wife texted me that one of her h.s. students was crying this morning.

In other news, student in the Des Moines Public Schools held a walk-out/protest b/c of the President-Elect.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at November 09, 2016 02:55 PM (8hICw)

528 The real question here is are you a classic can of spam with the key and strip that peels off or the modern pulltab one?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

You have to at least buy me dinner before I'll show you that.

Posted by: can of spam at November 09, 2016 02:55 PM (g0aRc)

529
CNBC had on Carlos Guiterrez (former something) he was ranting and raving that a Trump presidency will be bad for the economy, bad for jobs and bad for working people. Because the last 8 have been heaven on earth

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 09, 2016 02:55 PM (493sH)

530 I didn't watch t.v. and was just reading the comments here. It was a roller-coaster ride. At 5:00P.S.T. it looked bleak. I kept reminding myself about Vic and the nonsense that were the polls (save L.A. Times, of all places). My son said last week Trump would win bigly, so I had a little spark of hope. Stayed here til the wee hours with such a tremendous relief I still am in shock.

Posted by: washrivergal at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (CFc5L)

531 CA will never be allowed to secede. The Democrats won't permit it. What! and lose those 55 EV? No D could be elected president without tbem and control of the House would be a lost cause.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (BWL+E)

532 I'm sure the trump doj will be able to negotiate a satisfactory fine/settlement with the Clinton Global Initiative on behalf of the taxpayers

Posted by: Lord Sir x at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (nFwvY)

533 But he cannot pardon her forward. The pay-for-play scheme is still under investigation by the White Collar Crimes division of the FBI, and the DOJ will not have the Obama admin to push for dismissal.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (SEXy3)

Yeah he can pardon her for any crimes she "may have" committed even before any charges are brought. Just like Ford gave Nixon a blanket Pardon

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (dELE3)

534 The seeds of last night were sown years ago.

It all started when the Democrat party openly abandoned blue collar union friendly areas for academic progressivism which hates the "average Joe".

In fact this was done before 2012, and Romney simply did not take advantage of it. He would have been celebrating his re-election to a second term if he had.

You will hear certain "NeverTrumpers" say that Trump did not have a big win last night, that Romney got more voters, and Hillary sucked more than Trump won.

What they don't realize is Trump had to fight a significant portion of his own party to win. He had to fight FOX News and other conservative media and entertainment companies to win. Romney had none of those barriers.

Trump granted was not a ideal vehicle to win an election, but his critics never understood that his message was the right one if the GOP ever hoped to find other pathways to win a general election. Romney may be a better saint, who can really tell, but his message was not going to threaten the Democrat blue wall.

In short Republicans need to be willing to let the Dems get most of the donations from Wall Street and big banks, and focus on getting the majority of votes from main street. It starts with the message, not the donor checkbook's size.

Posted by: William Eaton at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (MuTTO)

535 521 I'm just so surprised that snarky rotund know-nothing conservative in name only bloviating Jim Geraghty was so wrong. My world makes less sense today.

Caught a bit of Fox last night with that pig faced Rove and He was saying that Trump owes Ryan thanks for WI. Seriously? The bastard wouldn't even campaign for Trump...

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (O2RFr)

536 From Rick Perry:

"Just got a call to #makeamericagreatagain Saddle up & ride, bro!! #godblessamerica"

Posted by: Lea at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (lIU4e)

537 Funny that hilda made the old glass ceilings bits and comments after getting shlonged by Obama...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (C9pBZ)

538 >>375
It would've been nice to see Va. go red again, but the deck was really stacked against us. Posted by: Chi - #FreeCthulhu at November 09, 2016 02:41 PM (aOj7m)

Something is seriously ganked about my Commonwealth. Rubio was second in the GOP primary, and McMuffin had a good night. Must be NoVA Rockefeller Republicans, carpetbaggers.

Posted by: General Zod at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (Bdeb0)

539 Trump beat the margin of fraud. One does not flip WI, MI, and PA without a huge win.

The fix was in - it was rigged. But, the fraud was outdone by massive support.

Posted by: chin puller at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (bsDXW)

540 I watched Agents of SHIELD and Lucifer on demand and didn't bother finding out until this morning.

Posted by: Frank Black at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (yXBwR)

541 And Obama will pardon her for any crimes committed
in her life til now. It will happen. Bilbo and That thing they calla
daughter too.


Posted by: giftogab at November 09, 2016 02:49 PM
~~~~~

Yes, but Obama cannot pardon her for state crimes, only federal. And there are 5 or 6 states investigating the Foundation.

Hope springs eternal!

Posted by: IrishEi at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (eM2Uz)

542 But he cannot pardon her forward. The pay-for-play scheme is still under investigation by the White Collar Crimes division of the FBI, and the DOJ will not have the Obama admin to push for dismissal.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (SEXy3)

Yeah he can pardon her for any crimes she "may have" committed even before any charges are brought. Just like Ford gave Nixon a blanket Pardon
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (dELE3)

Oh as long as it is Federal. If a State brings charges, she is on her own

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (dELE3)

543 From The Blaze:

Analysis: The polling was mostly right

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I AM SPARTACUS! at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (Nwg0u)

544 I'm so happy I can't stop smiling. Which makes me one of the few people in Fairfax with a grin on their face today. It's surprisingly dead around here-not much traffic, not many people out and about.

Like many yesterday, I prayed, voted and prayed some more. I didn't watch the returns, but I checked here and Drudge ever hour or so. And when I saw the flaming skulls, I got down on my knees and thanked God for listening to His people. We have dodged a 50 cal round, people. Let's buckle down, get to work, and Make America Great Again.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (VnCI9)

545 You fuckers better do a podcast this week

Posted by: Zakn at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (z49bN)

546
Re: all that "scared" and "afraid" talk

They dont really believe this. Dont take this seriously. It's all an act.

Theyre like the Palestinian - theyre in the Play The Victim To The Bully phase, that's all,

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (suql3)

547 Good grief.

Supporters at Clinton HQ react in disbelief at Trump victory

****

Even better: http://bit.ly/2fyQ0ek

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (SEXy3)

548 Well, I can eat the food and shoot the ammo. BoB maintenance is always something I put off. But the batteries, no way I'm going to ever use all of them.
Some lucky folks are going to be getting a thoughtful and "interesting" Xmas present.
Posted by: Skunky Choom at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (CbGSW)

I'd hang onto them for at least a few months...

The Left is in shock right now... but in my opinion, its about a 50/50 chance of them starting riots and shit within the next month...

Posted by: Don Q. at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (qf6WZ)

549 What did I do?I wrnt and played World of Tanks from about 7 on,started checking the HQ after 9 to see what was happening.From 11 to 2:30 I hit the refresh button at the HQ like a monkey on crack.

Posted by: steevy at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (r/0kC)

550 What does Nate Silver do now? Moneyball?

Posted by: blaster at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (tewYv)
============================

The hilarious thing is Nate Silver spent the last ten days of the election trying to explain to lefties that Hillary's lead was very fragile, that while she won 2 of 3 simulations they were running, it was always within the polling average mistake in most every battleground state. In other words, Silver repeatedly warned that polls with historically average polling error could mean Hillary loses.

And in saying so he took huge shit from lefties worried Silver was somehow "legitimizing" Trump.

Posted by: MTF at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (LISuA)

551 I was extremely pessimistic about Trump's chances and felt sick to my stomach all day, but had a tiny shred of hope. I was on the HQ all day -- no other websites, no tv. I figured when everything went to hell, as it surely would, this is where I'd want to be for the insightful commentary and the small bits of humor we could find in this ongoing national nightmare.

Once Trump took Florida and Wisconsin, then I realized we might have a chance to take back our country and that it was a good time to have a drink.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (hYNPr)

552 Right, so... journey. Yeah.

I specifically meditated on acceptance yesterday morning, though I was anxious, I gradually convinced myself over the course of the day that life will continue, that the next day will be much like the day before, and that I just have to concentrate on myself and my loved ones.

By evening, my curiosity kept getting the best of me. I was emotionally sucked into a few troll posts with false optimism, and then I heard the story that Latino turnout in Florida was causing trouble. I closed the browser and didn't refresh for a while. I came back to see that things were still stable, about an hour later.

When I saw it was stable - that Trump had a beachhead - I knew this was different. Romney never had a beachhead.

The rest is what it is.

Posted by: grognard at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (/29Nl)

553 My gut told me he had wind at his back, but after the past 8 years you never know. I felt there was a "silent majority" that had progressively gotten more and more pissed and Hillary was the last straw. I was in a screw it either way, this is war and the ramp has dropped mode thogh.

As usual with most political events for the past 8 years I followed it initially here with the horde. Fla. was a nail biter. In the middle of it my wife comes in and says I got some burgers to grill. I'm like, "Are you fucking kidding me (said silently). Hillary is up by 38 votes and the panhandle is still reporting!" When the Fla. win was fairly clear here, but not for another 2 hours on the networks, I made the burgers and we had dinner.

Afterward my wife turned on the CBS coverage. I see a funeral in progress, but where's the corpse? I immediately started watching with joy as they got sadder and sadder. The recriminations. The occasional outburst of faked perkiness as the producer would say in their earbuds "Try to seem positive and neutral..." but it would never last. Seeing David Brook's bitter tears was a high point of the evening.

As glorious as that was the wait for the final states to be called and then Clinton's typical FU to her supporters with the 1st non-concession brought me back to the HQ. Then to bed with the iPad then the TV back on with my wife to watch the Trump speech.

Then not being able to sleep and now having to write a post election article on Trumps energy policies for my day job. But, for the first time in 8 years not being pissed beyond belief like I was doing similar coverage of TFG. Kill the Clean Power Plan...FUCK Yeah! Anally bang the new Ozone regs next President Trump!

Posted by: Keith not a one-named troll at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (USf3s)

554 Just keep reminding them that WE WON, THEY LOST. Worked for TFG.

Bookwormroom has a good post pointing out to lefties that, if the media lied to you about Hillary's chances of winning, perhaps they're lying to you about other things, too.

Might make a nice response.

Link in nic.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at November 09, 2016 02:58 PM (2lndx)

555 I went to bed early and a little drunk as I couldn't stand the suspense. I woke up at 3am and immediately checked Drudge and couldn't believe what I read. He really did it. I wanted to believe but considering what he had to fight against: The Clinton machine, media, and NeverTrumpers I really didn't think he could do it.

Hungover but very happy today.

Posted by: Cheri at November 09, 2016 02:58 PM (oiNtH)

556 Funny to see Ace not know how Trump won.

Ace picked up on why long before anyone else did. He realized the disenfranchised voters had been engaged.

That is all you need to know. Reliably Dem counties in the rust belt voted for Trump.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 09, 2016 02:58 PM (wfDW1)

557 > I still don't know how any of this happened.

Here's the election in 1 tweet.

---------

via @Nate_Cohn

How to think about this election: white working class voters just decided to vote like a minority group. They're >40% of the electorate.

Posted by: ArthurK at November 09, 2016 02:58 PM (h53OH)

558 I started drinking beer at 5:30 (felt really good about my self control, waiting until then), switched to vodka as the results started coming in. When GA and SC were not immediately called for Trump, I sensed an early blowout for The Empress. I stepped it up with a tall boy of vodka splashed with seltzer, and promptly passed out at 8 PM. Woke to my wife pounding on the ceiling above me as she checked the results up in our bedroom - it was 11 PM, and I had 92 text messages from my Moron friends updating me on the progress. I replied that I had passed out at 8 and just came to, one guy said "things have changed since then."

Indeed. Watched through to 4 AM, quick nap, and then off with a bounce in my step today.

Posted by: BetaPhi at November 09, 2016 02:58 PM (FTbWI)

559 ... who'll join me in declaring Charles Krauthammer a Class A Fvcking Dicknose ?

I swear ... I would not hold the door for that guy. I'd throw a stick in his wheelchair spokes. I'd push his ass down a hill.
Posted by: ScoggDog


Only after Bill Kristol, Midol Medved, Rick "The Dick" Wilson, Michael Murphy, Rob Long, and a host of others who really, really, reallllllllly got it so wrong they've popped into another universe.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 09, 2016 02:58 PM (v4Dtx)

560 At the point Trump had an 18 vote lead in Florida and parts of Broward had not yet been counted, I was sure he was going to lose, especially since Hill was something like 6 points ahead in Ohio at that point. I had thought I had mentally prepared myself for a loss, but when I thought of what President Hillary would do to this country, I nearly started crying. "This is truly the end of America," I thought. "They'll call Florida for her and there will be no hope at all."

Then, very suddenly, everything started turning around. However, I kept thinking, even after Florida and Ohio, that those were, in fact, states that RNC had given him and she would still win.

The shocka was Wisconsin. I would have been willing to bet $500 that Hill took this state and Feingold would win. This state went for Cruz in the primary and the most prominent conservative talk radio guy in the state - Charlie Sykes, has been ripping on Trump for months.

After they called Wisconsin, I knew he would win.

Then I fell into a bathtub of pudding and I can't get up.
Delicious, delicious pudding.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at November 09, 2016 02:58 PM (P8951)

561 I DID NOT watch any coverage on any station,all AOSHQ .

Posted by: steevy at November 09, 2016 02:58 PM (r/0kC)

562 Someone needs to give Luntz a big fat wedgie. Good Lord, that worm needs to just go the fuck away.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at November 09, 2016 02:58 PM (zRZaJ)

563 I did tweet this to Rick Wilson, who is still on the NeverTrump bandwagon.

@TheRickWilson You're a feckless little weasel. If u and your ilk had put as much energy into beating Obama's agenda, we wouldn't have Trump

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 09, 2016 02:58 PM (Zu3d9)

564 I wonder if Hillary's team knew ahead of time. Was their internal polling correct? How soon did they know?

I think they knew it was going to be very close, at least. Their attitude was not one of people who expected victory.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (39g3+)

565 Viva Le Orange!!!!
Posted by: Karmic Justice at November 09, 2016 02:16 PM (iJaqf)

Orange is the New President.

Posted by: JuJuBee at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (kma8f)

566 529,
Yeah. The collapse in world markets has nearly matched the collapse after Brexit...

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (C9pBZ)

567 >>> Facebook is insufferable right now, though. They really think we literally elected Adolph Hitler 2.0 last night, complete with genocidal plans for Muslims and Mexicans. Of course there won't be any unity.
Posted by: Kensington at November 09, 2016 02:50 PM (7Kbxu)

Trump is not Obama; he is not going to gin up the divisiveness and make it worse. Nor is he Bush and just going to roll over when leftists call him vile things and just take it, letting wounds fester.

He is no Lincoln, but I think he will do all that he possibly can to unify.

Posted by: LizLem at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (hvf9s)

568 I love Juanita Broadrick's twitter TL

She waited a long time

https://twitter.com/atensnut

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (Om16U)

569
Oh it's Bitch McConnell. What's that worthless turd going to say?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (493sH)

570 White House press corps sounds so so so sad as well as Earnest.

Suck it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (/D5Lf)

571

I was at my krav maga class and texted a friend that Trump better fucking win....he said that won't happen....so I get home, get some dinner and start messing around with Ableton and watching twitter...

Then it started to happen.

And started texting more people and no one could believe what was happening. I had a feeling after FLA that it was coming.

My buddy didn't sleep. I crashed at 1:30AM.

I was generally resigned to Hillary winning because of vote fraud, and totally ready to accept that that screeching old cunt would be gassing out the oval office for 4 years.

But that didn't happen. I am still smiling, but with the knowledge that govt is too goddamn big to change...unless you have someone with the stones to do something about it.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Trump-Miller at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (2kPoK)

572 Bibi sent Trump a nice video congrats

Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (Om16U)

573 Oh it's Bitch McConnell. What's that worthless turd going to say?

We all have to work together or some shit like that...

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (O2RFr)

574 Oh it's Bitch McConnell. What's that worthless turd going to say?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (493sH)

"The filibuster is an important tradition!!!!"

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (8hICw)

575 Caught a bit of Fox last night with that pig faced Rove and He was saying that Trump owes Ryan thanks for WI. Seriously?
===========================

These GOPe consultants haven't wrapped their heads around the fact that they no longer have jobs, because their relevance to politics is zero now.

Screw them.

Posted by: MTF at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (LISuA)

576 485 I just want to write this for the pleasure it gives me:
President Elect Trump.
Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at November 09, 2016 02:51 PM (RD7QR)



And he needs to get a seal - a real one, i.e., a pinniped - with a sign around its neck that says "Seal of the Office of President-Elect."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (SRKgf)

577 Put up the electoral map for us,ake it a permanent part of the sidebar.

Posted by: steevy at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (r/0kC)

578 523
Trump coming out with fighting off tears to give his acceptance speech
at 3am is what the Pepe household with Mama Pepe and sisters Pepe felt.
Truly believe that Our Country has been given a second chance.




THIS. I started to tear up. I think he finally realize he is going to be the most powerful man in the free world and it scared the shit out of him.



God we have a lot of work to do to undo Obama

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (NbJXF)

579 I don't fault the pundits and some GOP stalwarts for hating Trump. Not a bit. I do fault them though for not hating Hillary more.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (X9Eva)

580 Oh it's Bitch McConnell. What's that worthless turd going to say?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (493sH)

Well before he can speak, they have to find his bottom jaw

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (dELE3)

581 This is what total, complete victory looks like. I think we can't comprehend it, just like the other side can't either.

The most likely demo of the AWG (Angry White Guy) who won this election is us. On this blog. We just won.

Think on it. 32 governorships. 25 ish state houses. Congress. Senate, likely 53 with Manchin changing sides (as he will) and 24 D up for reelection in 2018 and only 10 R (ripe pickings for a 60 vote filibuster proof majority). The President.

Speaking of the President-Elect, he comes to town with not a single political debt. He funded through small donors and his own cash. Very few people endorsed him. His coattails kept the Congress and Senate to minimal losses, so the RNC owes him, not the other way around.

If you wanted mega change, the kind you want, you can't get it any better.

Oh yeah. Three supremes near or over 80. The over/under on Notorious Darth Bader needing an Alzheimer's facility is 12 months. The only ones left after 2017 could be Sotomayor and Kagan.

I just can't wrap my head around this. It's like a dream alternative universe where everything--everything--is turning up heads.

Posted by: Concerned Citizen at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (rjycD)

582 When I turned on my TV about 7:30 EST there was a meme across all networks including Fox that there was a huge "Latino surge" and that this portends an outcome that the TV folks knew but couldn't yet disclose. (e.g. - Latinos would propel Hillary to victory.) They ran with this meme until it became clear that Florida was not turning out the way they hoped / expected. My question is who planted the soft-science data "fact" of Latino surge in the TV anchors' heads. What was the scientific measurement of "Latino surge"? Did they see a line at a polling place? Read a lefty blog post somewhere?

Posted by: AstroBevo at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (DZF+K)

583 While Trump wasn't my first choice, once it was all said and done, it was time to go all in even tho EVERY card in the deck was stacked against him.

Where there 'sick to my stomach' moments until I cast my vote? Yup.

But, other factors were in play... the Berniebots were NOT coming home; nearly eight long years of 'Hope & Change'; a world about to burst into flames, if you bothered to look out the window. The BLM jackals had the domestic angle covered.

PC Snowflakes terrorizing anybody who dared utter an un-good thought; Bake-the-cake Gayestopo being celebrated as Social Justice Champions, and last but not least, 'Bathroom Equality'.

Out in the forgotten reaches of this country, people heard Trump's 'Enough of this Stupid BS', and yesterday, they showed up in large enough numbers to crush the Left's Brave New World... this time. Time will tell if Trump can keep the Kulturkampf's tide from sweeping over us.

But, any darkness that was weighing me down lifted the moment I cast my vote. Don't ask me why, but that peaceful sensation never left me after I turned my back on Ace's "WE'RE GONNA LOSE" post.

Sometimes you just gotta believe... it's as simple as that.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 09, 2016 03:01 PM (ry4ab)

584 My daughter got to cast her first vote yesterday. She worried all day that the horrid screeching hag would win. She asked me if I'd cry.

We cried happy tears when we realized he had won!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 09, 2016 03:01 PM (GzDYP)

585 Hey everybody.

Been reading Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere just to enjoy his meltdown (thankfully there are also some semi-sane lefties and conservatives in the comment section there as well).

Anyway he wrote this morning that if he could, he would "clap three times" to make the Trump-voting "hinterland bumblefucks" lives "far, far worse."

That's fine with me. If I could clap three times, I'd send Jeff straight to Stalinist Russia surrounded by hateful gossips, eager to turn him in. He'd love it there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 09, 2016 03:01 PM (u8kLQ)

586 The Electoral College fulfilled an awesome role.

It stood as a bulwark to limit the effect of voter fraud. And the Dems tried to kill it, state by state, a few years ago. Thank goodness they have failed. Long may it continue.

Thank you Founding Fathers, for your wisdom.

Thank goodness there is still some law abidingness among Dems. Obama has not yet declared martial law and appointed Hillary as Premier.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 03:01 PM (Mt8T4)

587 What they don't realize is Trump had to fight a significant portion of his own party to win. He had to fight FOX News and other conservative media and entertainment companies to win. Romney had none of those barriers.

++++

WHO ALL FULLY INTENDED TO PURGE US FROM "THEIR" PARTY

WE NEED TO RETURN THE FAVOR

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at November 09, 2016 03:01 PM (SAn+a)

588 The most Famous Building in NYC?

TRUMP TOWER

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 03:01 PM (dELE3)

589 "NOW I think we should gut it but keep it and put someone in charge who
will cut off ALL Federal Funding for any School District that goes
political or Disrespects America and The Flag"


Negative that. There should be no Federal funding for schools. Each school district should tax its own constituency, and pay for the education they can afford. Let the locals decide how much of an allowance the welfare schools deserve.

If they come up short? That's what bake sales and car washes are for.

Posted by: Qoheleth at November 09, 2016 03:01 PM (iIzG7)

590 We started watching FOX, but then that asshat Rove came on, and we switched to FBN. Lou Dobbs, Neil, and Stuart were much better.
As for the rollercoaster, heh.
I started upbeat, even living in NY, knowing that Hillary didn't have the support Obama did.
Then Florida happened. Up, down, up, but not calling. It was agony. But we refused to switch stations because we were afraid of jinxing. So we stayed with FBN, and I kept refreshing here, Drudge, Breitbart, and the Times Widget. And then things started to go our way. Even after CAC called it, around 1 ish, we still didn't believe, and waited for the call on FBN. Finally went to bed just before 2, worried that Hillary and the fraudsters would steal it by the morning.
Woke up and saw the results, and then saw the funeral on MSNBC. Tears never tasted so sweet.

Posted by: Iblis at November 09, 2016 03:01 PM (9221z)

591 I've been sure of a Trump win since last winter..and now I'm making the rounds of the blogs to savor the tears and bask in the dazed wonder of the doubters.

America did it, guys. Let yourselves enjoy it.

Posted by: Brunette at November 09, 2016 03:02 PM (adsVM)

592 He is no Lincoln, but I think he will do all that he possibly can to unify.

Posted by: LizLem at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (hvf9s)



Let's face it: Lincoln was no Lincoln either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 03:02 PM (SRKgf)

593 Voted on Friday October 28 at the courthouse, wrote-in Evan McMullin and voted for all but one down-ballot Republicans (didn't vote for Maricopa County Sherrif).

Got home from work at 5:30 Mountain, fiance and I went to dinner about an hour later. CNN (vomit!) was on the flat-screen about four feet above my head. As we ate, CNN was giving updates and talking noise. Told my lady that Hillary! would win in the end and that Trump would have a TV show sometime next year. We went home and went to bed early. I don't have CATV so I didn't watch anything. Decided not to stream anything via Roku or the interwebs.

Woke up around 0500 and decided to check Twitter to see how close it was. Expected Hillary! to narrowly win...but then saw tweets that indicated otherwise.

Thankfully I was sitting down eating breakfast!

Oh my...this...couldn't...be...happening...could it? Trump actually won? Against Clinton, Inc.? Really? I need to slam a Rockstar and wake up! Turned on the radio on my way to work...and it was true, Trump actually won.

Snuck a peek at the final results. Pennsylvania? Michigan! Wi...Wi...Wisconsin? All I could say is "wow" and marvel at how consistently wrong I have been about this whole election.

I don't like Trump and will keep my expectations low but maybe maintain a small hope that this is an opportunity to get the nation back on track. I am prepared to be disappointed (GWB administration) but hope that something good will come out of this.

Time will tell.

Posted by: ExurbanDoug at November 09, 2016 03:02 PM (P1woK)

594 I DEMAND that the Senate use the Nuclear option and confirm the SCOTUS nominees.



Enough of this being polite bull shit, Read said if they won they would not obey the filibuster rule, why should we.



FUCK THEM

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 03:02 PM (NbJXF)

595 My daughter got to cast her first vote yesterday. She worried all day that the horrid screeching hag would win. She asked me if I'd cry.

We cried happy tears when we realized he had won!
Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 09, 2016 03:01 PM (GzDYP)

My daughters first vote was in 2008. Yesterday was her first WINNING Vote

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 03:02 PM (dELE3)

596 I have to get up at five AM for work, so it was like Game 7.
Cubs were hanging on when I went lights out.
Trump was stalled at MI and PA.

Then all manner of shit happens and I wake up at like 2AM and check the news.

HOLY SHITE!
DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD!

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 09, 2016 03:02 PM (QM5S2)

597 student in the Des Moines Public Schools held a walk-out/protest b/c of the President-Elect.

-
In fairness, when I was in high school, I would have walked out to protest that there wasn't enough homework so long as I could walk out.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I AM SPARTACUS! at November 09, 2016 03:02 PM (Nwg0u)

598 575
Caught a bit of Fox last night with that pig faced Rove and He was saying that Trump owes Ryan thanks for WI. Seriously?

===========================



These GOPe consultants haven't wrapped their heads around the fact
that they no longer have jobs, because their relevance to politics is
zero now.



Screw them.

Posted by: MTF at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (LISuA)
I so badly hope this is true.Like parasites they will try to latch onto Trump. Trump better whip out a flamethrower and end them.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 09, 2016 03:02 PM (WuRdh)

599 Never mind Nate Silver, what does fat Frank Luntz do now?

Posted by: IC at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (a0IVu)

600 Avoided all media until 1:20 am. Fox business was saying Trump at 254 and "on the cusp" of victory. Nearly had The Vapors and felt enormous relief


the Mother of All Bullets has been dodged. We bought maybe four years

Posted by: Billy Occam at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (/542q)

601 So so glad we went to a Trump rally. Only about a week ago, up in Greeley, CO. We got within 20 feet of him, the crowd was wonderful, Teh Donald on message, disciplined, and on time.

It was a mid-day event and he had been in Vegas in the morning and due in ABQ after.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (U6f54)

602
Here's my journey. The Cubs win the World Series last week. Trump wins the presidency yesterday. I'm happier than hell but I need a ton of sleep right about now.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (493sH)

603 I was working the Decision Desk, and had a tab with the FL SOS website open. At first it showed the FAB in the lead, so I just kept inputing data into the spreadsheet, and every so often would sneak a peek at the FL page.
Around 8 pm Trump took the lead, and held it. It was never a huge lead, you understand, but it was steady.
By 10 pm I turned on the TV, sound off, because we were still inputting data, to watch the faces of the CNN anchors.
The website crashed shortly after that. I had to sign off at 11:15, thinking I would watch a few minutes of the results before going to work.
I stayed up until almost 2 am, waiting for them to call it for Trump.
The news people held that up on purpose because they did not want to accept the reality of their loss.
I finally had to get some rest, but when I got back up at 6, Mr. H told me that Yahoo was saying that we won. I wasn't sure when I went to bed. I figured that the Dems would figure out a way to steal it, but fortunately, that didn't happen.
I am so happy today.

Posted by: ALH at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (uLuPn)

604 "I still don't know how any of this happened."

"Basket of deplorables" happened.

Posted by: Jabari at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (NJ61X)

605 One more message:

MITT ROMNEY: BITE MOI! xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Deplorable Infidel Queen at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (Cx8BK)

606 I think a couple of things happened with the cheating.

1. Trump worked the refs. Most GOPe candidates are too timid to actually say "Hey, they're cheating."

2. The Dems believed their own hype that it would be over early. Because of that the areas where they typically cheat started reporting earlier than normal. When they realized Hillz was in trouble, they didn't have enough left over precincts to respond.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (J70i0)

607 My wife texted me that one of her h.s. students was crying this morning.

In other news, student in the Des Moines Public Schools held a walk-out/protest b/c of the President-Elect.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at November 09, 2016 02:55 PM (8hICw)


Look what the liberals have done to kids. They say that WE are the ones that the kids should fear? Really?

The divisiveness from this administration and that party had destroyed so much.

I can't wait until Trump comes out to do his first address, so the kids can hear. He should say something to them, the families, as well.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (qCMvj)

608 Savor the tears of the defeated, that is.

Posted by: Brunette at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (adsVM)

609 Uh, does this mean I have to go to Scranton?

aww geee

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (Zv93s)

610 Only after Bill Kristol, Midol Medved, Rick "The Dick" Wilson, Michael Murphy, Rob Long, and a host of others who really, really, reallllllllly got it so wrong they've popped into another universe.


***

Wilson's TL was all smug and condescension last night, until it wasn't. Until reality slapped him cold and hard in the face.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (SEXy3)

611 "Basket of deplorables" happened.

Yup...

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (O2RFr)

612 I thought he was going to lose. Bing was telling me Hillary had a 89.9% chance of winning. I remembered Obama carrying states which George Bush had won. I remembered that after a dismal 1st term, Obama still won re-election, which I will never understand. The Liberal media was shilling for Hillary. The Liberal media was discouraging us from voting -- and by 'us' I mean conservatives. But I went out and voted for Trump even though I knew my state, California, would go to Hillary. I voted because fuck Hillary Clinton and Obama. Then I had to go to work, and I came home to a Trump lead -- but with many important states still undecided, states which Obama had carried. So I kept telling myself she would have more than enough to win. But Trump was leading almost all of those states by 1%, and the polls would soon be closing. Even before they called Pennsylvania -- bless you, Pennsylvania -- I saw he had a good chance to pull it off. When Pennsylvania was called, I became giddy with optimism. Then they called Arizona for
Trump and it was over. Of course Hillary wouldn't concede, but the remaining states were mostly for Trump, so it was over. I love knowing that the majority of Americans think like I do, that they love this country, that results matter, that policies matter, that gender-first, race-first, ideology-first is not the way to a better America. It must be America-first, and that means policies matter. Liberals don't care about policies, which is why they run emotive arguments and squelch dissent. I wasn't a big fan of Trump, but I had to support him. He is anti-establishment to the core, so I ignored his boorishness, his immaturity, his vanity. Besides, after Obama's narcissism, anyone else was going to seem humble by comparison. I woke up to double check Hillary hadn't stolen the election. We won! He did it. I didn't give a cent to him nor would I have to any Republican nominee because the Republican Party are proven idiots. But I should have respected his anti-Republican credentials. We won!

Posted by: braininahat at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (6d6pQ)

613 WHO ALL FULLY INTENDED TO PURGE US FROM "THEIR" PARTY

WE NEED TO RETURN THE FAVOR
Posted by: Bigbys other phone


The cool thing is we don't have to. We can do nothing and watch them become even more irritated that we didn't reciprocate.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (v4Dtx)

614 I did a digital detox from 5pm until 10pm. I seriously figured that Clinton was going to win so I went searching for blissful ignorance like a Hillary supporter.
No checking my phone, texts on silent....went to bed.

Woke up at 5am, scared to look at my phone. Terrified of what I would find. I knew something was up when I had 15 texts, afraid it was sadness over Hillary I decided to bite the bullet and look at Drudge!

I screamed in shock and utter glee! I am still basking in the sun as only a true deplorable can do today!

Posted by: Support DJT at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (3aBcq)

615 Mitt Romney was a terrible candidate and a terrible person. Will you guys believe that now? The NR crowd of Romney fluffers is wrong, was wrong, has been wrong since at least 1999 when they loved W. Neocons lost this election for Hillary because true liberals weren't going to flock to the polls to support Negroponte, Kissinger, Kagan, Boot, and Kristol. Please, please don't let these horrible losers reclaim ownership of the GOP.

Oh, and I am @funkychicken on Twitter. Posted Wikileaks pic of my bewbs since some of you had asked lol.

Emotional journey, sad the criminals at the DNC coronated Hillary. Happy she didn't make it to the WH. I thought she would steal PA and MI to be honest.

Trump's victory should put all the nails in the coffin of the Bush and Clinton political dynasties, and I will have to be satisfied with that.

Posted by: Bernette at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (JSys4)

616 I tried to take a nap at 6pm. I hoped to sleep until 9. Up at 7, trying to hope Trump won. Upset stomach until Florida came in. Was still afraid at midnight, not believing that Trump would actually win MI, PA, and WI.

Am
Nd my Minnesota came so damned close, only 40,000 votes. Congratulations third party voters, you blew a chance for MN to make history.

Also the GOP came within 3,500 votes in both the 1st and 8th CD of sending Republicans to the US House.

Posted by: rd at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (Rtl0g)

617 F these particular people:

Paul Ryan
Mitt Romney
Bill Kristol
George Will
Bush clan
Krauthammer
Kasich
McCain
Lindsy Graham
NRO - Geraghty, Goldberg, Lowry et al
Steve Hayes
Hugh Hewitt
Michael Medved
Britt Hume
Megyn Kelly
Rove
Guy Benson
Glenn Beck
Jennifer Rubin

Posted by: chin puller at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (bsDXW)

618 You know what I've learned - two presidential elections in a row now ...

... the composite polls, on stuff like fivethirtyeight and RCP, and within 5%. That's pretty good, when you think about it.

If the final composite polls are within 5% - it's anybody's ballgame.

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (fiGNd)

619
Caught a bit of Fox last night with that pig faced Rove and He was saying that Trump owes Ryan thanks for WI. Seriously? The bastard wouldn't even campaign for Trump...
Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (O2RFr)


If anybody deserves thanks from Trump in WI its Sheriff Clarke

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (lKyWE)

620 Well, dear Moron friends, this has been a lovely, bigly, YUUUGE day. I haven't been this happy in a long time.

Now it's time for me to go have a fat cigar and a few thick fingers of scotch.

See you all tomorrow.

And remember, you can't spell "triumph" without TRUMP!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (X6fMO)

621 When the NYT said PA was going Trump it was like a fog had lifted; I could suddenly see the path to 270.

Posted by: Bill Wynn at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (2DQXk)

622 Posted by: William Eaton at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (MuTTO)

Concur.... I can only speak for my Adult Lifetime... but there have been three iterations of the same movement...

Ross Perot's Reform folks... who wanted less government... balanced... and were not for these Free Trade agreements...

Then the TEA Party.... less government... Pro US Nationalism (mostly)....

Now the current incarnation of the 'Trump' movement... which was there all the time...

He is the messenger... not the message...

Posted by: Don Q. at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (qf6WZ)

623 I can't wait until Trump comes out to do his first address, so the kids can hear. He should say something to them, the families, as well.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (qCMvj)

Safe spaces will likely be provided.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (8hICw)

624 I went to Whole Foods this morning and feasted on the sad, shocked faces of the hipsters.

I know exactly what they feel like. I remember getting up the day after the 2008 election and walking around and thinking "everything looks the same, and yet everything has changed. This is not the America of 24 hours ago." Everywhere, I saw happy idiots and I was in deep depression.

Now it's their turn. And considering the shitty, vile way they have treated and talked about us during the Obama era, I don't feel sorry for them one bit.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (P8951)

625 Taking a long needed break from politics.

Not going to lie, I broke down and cried from relief and not this morning when everything set it with Trump and the movement behind Trump winning last night. I thanked the Lord for giving us one more chance.

Peace Morons and Ettes and God Bless

Posted by: Pepe, Proud American Nationalist at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (7OrCI)

626 Someone posted the tweet from Trump back to the Daily Show asshole who basically dared him to rub for President. That was awesome and needs to be sidebared

Posted by: Jean at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (2RVmA)

627 Orange is the new black!!!

Posted by: Lovulongtime at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (mdg8n)

628 Speaking of Mike Flynn, I think the GoFundMe site that his wife set up is still active. I don't have the link at the moment. I gave what I could when it was first set up.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (B11vO)

629 486 Muldoon is priceless. You should collect all your limericks into book form. I'd buy a copy. It should cost about $25.

Posted by: L, Elle


*****


Heh! Thanks, but why don't you toss those bucks in Ace's tip jar, it's his venue. I'm just a bit player.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (wPiJc)

630 http://tinyurl.com/7rmnqa7

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (NbJXF)

631 587 What they don't realize is Trump had to fight a significant portion of his own party to win. He had to fight FOX News and other conservative media and entertainment companies to win. Romney had none of those barriers.

Trump got millions dollars of free campaign air time on Fox with his Fox campaign mgr, Hannity. Trump won . You don't have to make him out as some kind of martyr.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (X9Eva)

632 If anybody deserves thanks from Trump in WI its Sheriff Clarke

I so agree...

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (O2RFr)

633 27
Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.

Trump should dick punch Bill Kristol with vengeance and savagery.

Posted by: R. DUKE at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (ONH2e)

634 We had friends over for dinner last night to watch the election results. For luck, I wore a scarf that I bought at the Trump Hotel in Chicago when we were there on vacation a few years ago. As the night progresses, we are cautiously optimistic, but my stress level was through the roof. Took a blood pressure pill and changed into my robe....Hubby *insists* that I go back and put on the scarf with my robe. Did it "work"? I don't know, but I will be wearing it in the future for LSU game day!

Posted by: LA ette, lakeside lurker at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (/Irqb)

635 If anybody deserves thanks from Trump in WI its Sheriff Clarke
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (lKyWE)

THIS.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (P8951)

636 Look what the liberals have done to kids. They say that WE are the ones that the kids should fear? Really?

The divisiveness from this administration and that party had destroyed so much.

I can't wait until Trump comes out to do his first address, so the kids can hear. He should say something to them, the families, as well.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (qCMvj)

Overheard a lady in the lobby...her 12 year old daughter had to sleep in bed with her 'cause of scary Trump.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (/D5Lf)

637 Since I'm (as usual) late to the party: I'll share my boring emotional journey of the election:

The first day of early voting I cast my ballot and told myself that as far as the election went from there, nothing I would do would likely change anything. Uncharacteristically of me, I was emotionless through the night last night and I take that as a sign that my efforts at keeping things in the correct perspective may actually be working.

So yeah... boooring.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean (Aware and I WILL NOT COMPLY!) at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (4ng05)

638 Trump's victory should put all the nails in the coffin of the Bush and Clinton political dynasties, and I will have to be satisfied with that.
Posted by: Bernette at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (JSys4)

AOSHQ, bringing people together!

Posted by: Insomniac - 1 in 94,609,000 at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (6RbuA)

639 What happens to Bill Kristol? Wow, just wow.

Posted by: Concerned Citizen at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (rjycD)

640 Oh, and Texas? Yeah. Sure.

Analyze this, media.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (C9pBZ)

641 198 REAKING: Teachers And Students Walk Out Of Berkeley High School In California, Chanting Trump Is Not Their President

In a sane world, those teachers would be fired and the little shits would be threatened with expulsion if they tried this stunt again.

Imagine the millions of children around the world who would not only love an education but also food and shelter. These teachers and probably the parents as well are raising entitled idiots who have no clue what is in the real world.

Posted by: Cheri at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (oiNtH)

642 the waitresses at lunch today laughed at Hillary's Concession Outfit


One said it looked like a 'magician's outfit', another added it looked like The Joker


Good times; finally some good times

Posted by: Billy Occam at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (/542q)

643 It happened, I believe, because so many devout American really prayed to God to save the country. A group of us said the Rosary before and during the results broadcasting. There...

Posted by: chai at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (mm6Zt)

644 The best part of last night was flipping to MSNBC after it was clear Trump would win to hear them gibbering about how the executive branch was really the weakest branch. They even had the gall to say "read the constitution!" Amazing, considering they've been saying the exact opposite for the last six years. They must be racist or sexist or something. I mean, they said there is no other reason to oppose a president, right?

Posted by: JJLive at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (NouFn)

645 Brexit, Cubs World Series win, Trump wins - maybe I'll meet someone this year. 2016 is the year of Holy Shit, bro!

Posted by: josephistan at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (7HtZB)

646 633 27
Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.

Trump should dick punch Bill Kristol with vengeance and savagery.
Posted by: R. DUKE at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (ONH2e)

Wow. Hewitt has lost the plot, hasn't he?

Posted by: Insomniac - 1 in 94,609,000 at November 09, 2016 03:07 PM (6RbuA)

647 153 Durham, blackest city in state. They keep polls open
extra 90 minutes and bam, enough votes to defeat McCrory the Republican
governor.



Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 02:22 PM (NbJXF)

The Republicans should pick a Republican area of similar size and demand that its polls remain open a similar time.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 09, 2016 03:07 PM (mpXpK)

648 643 It happened, I believe, because so many devout American really prayed to God to save the country. A group of us said the Rosary before and during the results broadcasting. There...

It certainly didn't hurt!

Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 03:07 PM (O2RFr)

649 Brit Hume was a lot of fun to watch last night. Not that I think he's a fan of Trump, but he was absolutely giddy with the excitement of it all and seemed to get a kick out of everyone being wrong.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 03:07 PM (SEXy3)

650 Yes; I think "basket of deplorables" and "irredemable" didn't help her. It might have made the leftist feel morally superior but it just made other people angry and perhaps more willing to go with Trump-and unknown quantity. Because after all, we know too much about Hillary and have for 25 years. She doesn't like people.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 09, 2016 03:07 PM (tOcW/)

651 Look what the liberals have done to kids. They say that WE are the ones that the kids should fear? Really?

The divisiveness from this administration and that party had destroyed so much.

I can't wait until Trump comes out to do his first address, so the kids can hear. He should say something to them, the families, as well.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 03:03 PM (qCMvj)

Overheard a lady in the lobby...her 12 year old daughter had to sleep in bed with her 'cause of scary Trump.
Posted by: RWC -



We would lose WWII if it was fought today because of these pantywaists.

Posted by: rickb223 Je suis AoSHQ! at November 09, 2016 03:07 PM (2w7OO)

652 In a sane world, those teachers would be fired and the little shits would be threatened with expulsion if they tried this stunt again.

Imagine the millions of children around the world who would not only love an education but also food and shelter. These teachers and probably the parents as well are raising entitled idiots who have no clue what is in the real world.
Posted by: Cheri at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (oiNtH)

My father would have left work and come down to the school to strangle me. His nickname: "The Colonel"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 03:07 PM (dELE3)

653 I woke @ 3AM and checked the news and said to my wife Donald Trump was elected president. She said I guess men are going to grab me by the pussy tomorrow. I said let me be the first. And I grabbed her. She laughed.

Posted by: Craig at November 09, 2016 02:37 PM (igZYZ)


Oh hells, I should've done this with Mrs. Muse last night. It's probably not too late, though:

"HI HONEY, WELCOME TO TRUMP TOWN!"

( *grabs* )

I'm sure she'll really like it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 09, 2016 03:08 PM (KQndB)

654 my journey last nite: I have learned to look at KY since its the first to be called. compare it to last election and without fail u will c if our guy is stronger or weaker than our guy last time. Trump was stronger. I know not to trust exit polls. y do we still do them? I had last election results open on my laptop to compare county to county for NC, Fl and Oh to start with. Trump was doing better in every case and when looking at counties not yet reporting, I was able to post on ace and tell my family and friends that Trump had won all 3 hours before they were called by "fsmart'' people. Then I watched MI and PA like erebody else second by second. Awesome night!
The Republic still stands!!!

Posted by: duncan at November 09, 2016 03:08 PM (Z2KtO)

655 Probability is just a term for "putting some number on our own SUBJECTIVE level of doubt and/or hope to make it sound sciencey."

Posted by: ace at November 09, 2016 02:31 PM (8rNrN)


I don't think that's true. Probability (in statistical poll modeling) is more the attempted quantification of the effect that sampling error has on your binary prediction. People USE it as a measure of doubt, but that isn't what it is at all, if the model is well constructed, using actual data. That's just how people use it.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut-In at November 09, 2016 03:08 PM (CPk08)

656 Overheard a lady in the lobby...her 12 year old daughter had to sleep in bed with her 'cause of scary Trump.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA

Probably because the scary orange scalp weasel was hiding in her closet waiting to jump out and yell Bigly!!

Posted by: Cheri at November 09, 2016 03:08 PM (oiNtH)

657 One last thing, it's nice to see all these lurkers come out and talk about last night. Hi lurkers!

Posted by: L, Elle at November 09, 2016 03:08 PM (6IPEM)

658 Overheard a lady in the lobby...her 12 year old daughter had to sleep in bed with her 'cause of scary Trump.
Posted by: RWC -


Chi-chi, is that you?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 09, 2016 03:08 PM (KQndB)

659 When I got home about 945 last night, we have Sling TV so turned on CNN first (had seen that things were too closed to call on bar TV) and really could not reconcile what they were saying to AOSHQ - so turned to local Fox station in DC and they had some local Dem pundits on and they were already in recriminations mode. That was promising. Somewhere about 1030 I saw the Hillary whatever tweet and knew she knew it was over.

Posted by: blaster at November 09, 2016 03:08 PM (tewYv)

660 My hard-left cousin's hard-left wife is on FB claiming their hard-left daughter was bullied by a Trump-supporting kid at school today.

The alleged quotes she's putting in the imaginary Trump kid's mouth is the tell. Plus, they always lie about this kind of shit.

They've programmed their daughter well.

(this family is pure scum. The father and his brother have both worked as Dem dirty tricksters for many years, distributing vile anonymous flyers against Repubs, that kind of stuff. One of them was once arrested for placing said flyers in US Postal mailboxes, which is illegal.)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 09, 2016 03:08 PM (WlGX+)

661 I spooged when Fox called WI for Trump.

I kept flipping over to CNN to watch John King try to tell D's they could 'find' - or create - votes they needed to keep FL and others from going red. Their despair was heart-warming.

Best tweet I've seen so far today, from Iowahawk as always: You won't have Chick Nixon to kick around anymore.

Posted by: George Tirebiter at November 09, 2016 03:09 PM (/zyrl)

662 578 523
Trump coming out with fighting off tears to give his acceptance speech
at 3am is what the Pepe household with Mama Pepe and sisters Pepe felt.
Truly believe that Our Country has been given a second chance.




THIS. I started to tear up. I think he finally realize he is going to be the most powerful man in the free world and it scared the shit out of him.



God we have a lot of work to do to undo Obama
Posted by: Nip Sip at November 09, 2016 03:00 PM (NbJXF)

-------------

As I've said a few times - The world has to look a lot differently on the other side of the Resolute Desk. Any serious person would be scared shitless prior to taking that chair.

Posted by: Soona at November 09, 2016 03:09 PM (Fmupd)

663 *Brexit, Cubs World Series win, Trump wins - maybe I'll meet someone this year. 2016 is the year of Holy Shit, bro!*


I hate to say this, but after all that...Rapture is a possibility and Jesus may that someone..

Posted by: runner at November 09, 2016 03:09 PM (c6/9Q)

664 That is a really good point: if we are stunned and having a hard time getting to grips with Trump winning, imagine how the Democrats feel. Give Hillary supporters time and space to grieve and work through this.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 03:09 PM (39g3+)

665 I figured Hillary! had it in the bag, so I tried to stay disconnected. Ignored the TV in the bar I visited, then went home and resolutely didn't go on line. Went to bed and slept like a man scheduled to hang in the morning.

It was Dr. Mrs. T. who first clued me in, in an odd way: she's been considerably more . . . ambivalent . . . about the Golden Don this election season, but sympathizes with my loathing of Hillary! She got up around dawn and checked her tablet . . . and didn't say anything. No words of consolation, as I was expecting. That was when I began to feel hope, for the first time since 2012.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 09, 2016 03:09 PM (wokl9)

666 Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.

The Democrat?

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at November 09, 2016 03:09 PM (B11vO)

667 George Will: curled up in the fetal position, sucking on his bow tie and making it all go away by thinking about Game 7 of the WS.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at November 09, 2016 03:09 PM (P8951)

668 Welcome to the post-election Ace blog, remarkably bright, roomy and troll-free

Posted by: new day at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (bsDXW)

669 If anybody deserves thanks from Trump in WI its Sheriff Clarke

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (lKyWE)
Oh yes. Put in in charge of getting some truth to the BLM twats.

Posted by: IC at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (a0IVu)

670 Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.

Trump should dick punch Bill Kristol with vengeance and savagery.

***

Check out this little bit of insanity.

http://bit.ly/2fD76u3

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (SEXy3)

671 Hugh Hewitt
...
Jennifer Rubin
Posted by: chin puller


Point of order: Huge Hewitt was not a nevertrumper. More of a deeply reluctant trump voter.

But yes, If there is one person that should be removed from any polite meeting of conservatives, it's Jennifer Rubin.

I think she has a collection of severed heads in her basement.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (v4Dtx)

672
I knew Trump had it in the bag when he was allowed to mortally wound me and get away with it....

~sniff-sniff~

Posted by: Michelle Fields at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (HSmrB)

673 I watched the entire night. If Florida didn't go Trump I probably would have stopped watching at 11pm. I think I knew he won when either NC started swinging back to him or when he won WI.

I also felt better voting for him then I did when I had to vote for McCain (doesn't really matter in the Peoples Republic of MD, but it is the principle of the thing).

Posted by: Saxinis at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (zPa3K)

674 I'd succumbed too on poll data and resigned that Hillary would take it. Made best decision lately - grabbed Tarzan from Redbox and watched it with wife, pausing only once per hour to check election results. Poured Zaya rum during flick so time flew right by as we got more giddy every hour. 2012 wiped me out watching Romney crash and the past 2 weeks had fully drained me. Journey yesterday? Anguish, despair, then relief, disbelief, joy. Keep up the great work Ace -

Posted by: Gregory J Dohm at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (hIOtk)

675 My central FL county went for Trump by 14 pts...My boo I wore out Limbaugh "I'm a Hillary Deplorable" t-shirts yesterday, people at the grocery store loved it. We had our typical racist Repub Election Night konklave (2 Jews, 2 Latinos, 1 black), we were praying to wipe out the horrible memory of 2012. We scanned the statewide counts, noticed a few network geniuses who were MISCOUNTING, so we sensed Trump had a great chance all along. Then we stayed up UNTIL IT WAS CALLED! My lil boy heard us screaming, ran out of bed (his school assignment was to color in an electoral map, we finished it for him), we hugged cheered together--quite a great and awesome night!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (+O9YB)

676 My daughter got to cast her first vote yesterday. She worried all day that the horrid screeching hag would win. She asked me if I'd cry.

We cried happy tears when we realized he had won!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 09, 2016 03:01 PM (GzDYP)

My daughter cast her first vote ever yesterday in Michigan for Trump.

I'm glad she got to see that her vote counted.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (Jcg9Q)

677 I went to bed at 10 and thought I dreamed that Trump had won. Got up at 230 turned the computer on and found out it was no dream. Haven't been back to bed since. I still can't believe he won and what that means has not fully processed for most people.

The clinton scandals are over. We are never going to have to listen to them lie to the public again. They have lost their power and influence and good riddance. They have finally been cast aside

Trump can actually make a huge difference in the Supreme Court for the next generation, something I was dreading with hillary.

Trump can rein in the EPA and overhaul the top leadership in the DOJ.

And finally, no one owns Trump, not a single person actually helped him so he has not a single favor to repay. That is a first in modern politics.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (iONHu)

678 About 9, I went to bed. I was exhausted from a minor illness over the weekend. At that time, the DecisionDeskHQ still had the initial results only from Kentucky, Indiana, and Vermont, and so it was with great trepidation I checked the results in the morning.

To quote Eddie Murphy "He fucking won?!?!?"

Posted by: Jonathan G at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (8m6GQ)

679 I wonder if Hillary's team knew ahead of time. Was their internal polling correct? How soon did they know?
That would be fascinating to know.
---
i'm sure Wikileaks will let us know shortly...

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (m+rs2)

680 My father would have left work and come down to the school to strangle me. His nickname: "The Colonel"

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Mine too. A WWII / Korea Fighter Pilot. I sassed him once when I was a teen and the next thing I knew I was on the floor on the other side of the room. I remember seeing stars.

Posted by: Cheri at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (oiNtH)

681 Right now its best to give them room to grieve, this has hit some people extremely hard.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (39g3+)

True. I totally blame the media for their grief, and the pollsters. They completely lied to the leftists and pretended Hillary had more of a chance than she did, and that Trump was Rapey McGropenfuhrer. If their expectations had been more tempered and the vitrol against Trump had not been so intense, they would not be looking for ledges to jump off right now.

My lib fam watches Trevor Noah, Daily Show, Tumblr for their news. Maybe I can finally push for them to stop seeing that as gospel and look at news outside the SJW hivemind for a change, so they are not cocooned from reality.

Posted by: LizLem at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (hvf9s)

682 Give Hillary supporters time and space to grieve and work through this.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 03:09 PM (39g3+)

Just like they did with us in '08 and '12?

You're a far better Christian than I am.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (P8951)

683 I just trolled my neighbors by having loud sex early in the morning.

Posted by: zombie at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (jBuUi)

684 Should be noted fat agitprop filmmaker Michael Moore was the only one on the Left to call this election correctly and to understand the dynamics driving Trump's victory. His analyses were spot-on. I was frankly amazed the guy had the insight and brutal self-awareness to pull it off.

Posted by: troyriser at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (OGbEB)

685 Overheard a lady in the lobby...her 12 year old daughter had to sleep in bed with her 'cause of scary Trump.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (/D5Lf)
------------
Clinton/Kaine signs were all over the place outside of our polling station (NoVA - Sorry!). My daughter took great delight in stomping on the ones that had fallen on the ground.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (hYNPr)

686 633 27
Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.


Why? Kristol is nothing more than a pimple on Trump's ass.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (KQndB)

687 duncan at November 09, 2016 03:08 PM (Z2KtO)

I like that approach. I'll use it. Many thanks.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut-In at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (CPk08)

688 Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.

Yeah, the historical reference is unfortunate, but kind of unavoidable: How many divisions does Bill Kristol have?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (2cR8B)

689 Overheard a lady in the lobby...her 12 year old daughter had to sleep in bed with her 'cause of scary Trump.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 09, 2016 03:06 PM (/D5Lf)



You should have said, You're never safe from him and nowhere is safe from him. bwahahahaha

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (493sH)

690 "Why am I not ahead by 50 points?"

Because you're a grasping, oblivious nitwit of minimal accomplishment and everyone sees that many of your followers would make the Cheka look like the Salvation Army.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (BWL+E)

691 The most Famous Building in NYC?

TRUMP TOWER

Posted by: Nevergiveup[/]

At Lincoln square, that awsomely yuuuge skyscraper. TRUMP INTERNATIONAL TOWERS.

And now that totalitarian skank can't touch him or it.

Gotta respect somebody that builds skyscrapers.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 03:12 PM (Mt8T4)

692 Thy headline for my feed has a thing "Clinton won the popular vote." and her picture So what? He freaking won the electoral college unless Hillary now going to bribe/rthreaten electors to change their votes?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 09, 2016 03:12 PM (tOcW/)

693 You've mis-attributed me with that point about Hillary's enemies list, but it feels good to be mis-attributed.

I would like to thank Ace and the regulars for putting me on my A-game this year for political commentary and dick jokes.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 09, 2016 03:12 PM (VdICR)

694 504 >>>They really did an outstanding job last night and had the best graphics I've ever seen. Better yet, they weren't hidden behind a firewall.

I think probably they intended to depress Republican moral.

But yes, cool set-up and graphics.

Posted by: ace at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (8rNrN)



Oh almost certainly. Or else why start off with Hillary at 80%-90% chance of victory before even the first vote is counted.

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 03:12 PM (z/Ubi)

695 Shit

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 03:12 PM (Mt8T4)

696 Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.

----------------

but 1st you will.....

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 09, 2016 03:12 PM (/CIN4)

697 Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.


I think that is great idea...I mean how else do you expect him to strangle Kristol?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 03:12 PM (dELE3)

698
The cool thing is we don't have to. We can do nothing and watch them become even more irritated that we didn't reciprocate

++++

Fuck that.

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at November 09, 2016 03:12 PM (SAn+a)

699 Should be noted fat agitprop filmmaker Michael Moore was the only one on the Left to call this election correctly and to understand the dynamics driving Trump's victory. His analyses were spot-on. I was frankly amazed the guy had the insight and brutal self-awareness to pull it off.

Posted by: troyriser at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (OGbEB)


I know, right? Normally he's a clueless dick, but this time he managed to figure it out. Give him props for that.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 09, 2016 03:13 PM (KQndB)

700 Jesus coming this year, if only. I just want to go home so badly. But that's now how my life goes, and we have to soldier on.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 03:13 PM (39g3+)

701 i'm not too worried about the FAB trying to make a come back...

with any luck, she will spend her days w*rking for Unicor...

http://www.unicor.gov/

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 09, 2016 03:13 PM (m+rs2)

702 Meh. I didn't allow myself much hope. Hung with the Horde until about 11:00, when it was starting to look hopeful, then fell asleep. Woke up to the radio saying "First Lady Melania Trump", thanked God, and hit snooze. Now I need moar coffee. Of course, this being MA, most of the ballot questions didn't go my way, and half of the Dem crapweasels were running unopposed. Still...President Elect Trump. Because fuck you, proggies.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 09, 2016 03:13 PM (kDUMP)

703 Mine too. A WWII / Korea Fighter Pilot. I sassed him once when I was a teen and the next thing I knew I was on the floor on the other side of the room. I remember seeing stars.

Posted by: Cheri at November 09, 2016 03:10 PM (oiNtH)


Make way for fighter pilot!

Posted by: The Great Santini at November 09, 2016 03:13 PM (tewYv)

704 617 F these particular people:

Paul Ryan
Mitt Romney
Bill Kristol
George Will
Bush clan
Krauthammer
Kasich
McCain
Lindsy Graham
NRO - Geraghty, Goldberg, Lowry et al
Steve Hayes
Hugh Hewitt
Michael Medved
Britt Hume
Megyn Kelly
Rove
Guy Benson
Glenn Beck
Jennifer Rubin
Posted by: chin puller at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (bsDXW)

I'd just wish they would declare themselves Democrats and end the facade.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at November 09, 2016 03:13 PM (B11vO)

705 first of all, should not the losers reach out to winners ? and second of all, fuck Kristol, he worked to get hillary elected

Posted by: runner at November 09, 2016 03:13 PM (c6/9Q)

706 If anybody deserves thanks from Trump in WI its Sheriff Clarke


I would love to see Sheriff Clarke in the Trump Administration. Head of DOJ? Watching him kick the cockroaches out of Lynch's command would be sweet.

Posted by: Cheri at November 09, 2016 03:13 PM (oiNtH)

707 Any serious person would be scared shitless prior to taking that chair"

And I'll go out on a short limb by guessing who won't be seen putting his feet up on it.

Welcome back, Churchill.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 09, 2016 03:13 PM (C9pBZ)

708 And Ace, let this be a lesson:

NEVER BELIEVE POLLS AGAIN.

We've been telling you all year that polls are communist propaganda solely intended to depress the conservative vote. And we proved to be right.

So four years from now, PLEASE don't waste our time getting sad about the polls, because they'll be lies then too.

Posted by: zombie at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (jBuUi)

709 The ones I do feel sorry for are the children of Hillary voters. I know parents who have been telling their small children for months that Trump is an evil, scary, racist monster, but don't worry kids, he won't win. If you're a 6 year old and you have to process the idea that A Very Bad Man is now the president it must be terrifying.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V(deplorably brandishing ampersands&&&&and so there at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (P8951)

710 It's great to also see the NYPD and Sanitation fortify Trump Tower so fast.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (dELE3)

711 Well, I can eat the food and shoot the ammo. BoB maintenance is always something I put off. But the batteries, no way I'm going to ever use all of them.
Some lucky folks are going to be getting a thoughtful and "interesting" Xmas present.
Posted by: Skunky Choom at November 09, 2016 02:52 PM (CbGSW)

I'd hang onto them for at least a few months...

The Left is in shock right now... but in my opinion, its about a 50/50 chance of them starting riots and shit within the next month...

Posted by: Don Q. at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (qf6WZ)




I'm going to try to do a blog post tonight addressing this. Trump doesn't magically solve our problems, he just gives us more time to prepare.

Posted by: Country Singer at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (uiwCw)

712 My wife who is from Detroit noted that with the Flint thing, Trump came and gave out water. Hillary never went to Flint, and only used it to score points.

Sometimes people know when they are being scammed.

Posted by: blaster at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (tewYv)

713 WHY are all these people talking about UNITING? There is NO NEED to do that. The democrats are not needed for anything. They have been taken to the woodshed and can stay there.

Posted by: james at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (jxw6R)

714 94 16 A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 09, 2016 02:10 PM (IqV8l)


They should be. Those things are a fire hazard.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (+lVUW)

715 I think its worth considering -- when the left has calmed down some -- humbly and in a friendly, supportive tone, to suggest that seeing as how the polls and analysts in the news were so very wrong about the election maybe, just maybe you can't trust other things they say. Particularly about Trump and non-Democrats.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (39g3+)

716 It's morning again in America.

Posted by: #AlwaysTrump - #NeverHillary at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (G8TO0)

717 Yep, more kudos here for the NYT's election tracker tools.

Best thing ever. That little dial thingie that showed the odds of winning as each set of returns came in started out at 82% Clinton. It was exciting watching it swing and swing and swing Trump's way.

Well done, NYT.

Yes, I just said what I just said.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (WlGX+)

718 WH better get use to a hard working POTUS after 8 years of lazy bum ass Obama.

Posted by: IC at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (a0IVu)

719 The kids in the ESL classes were asking their teacher (a shy Trump-ette) when they were getting deported (even those the ones who are here legally). She quickly corrected them.

Posted by: auscolpyr at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (suO/a)

720 I was playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 with a friend online for the express purpose of avoiding election results. Eventually we ended our game and I grudgingly looked at some websites for some results.

Imagine my surprise! I watched the sites until the Decision Desk called it for Trump and decided to go to sleep and hope it held up.

Posted by: Rihar at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (+ao6J)

721 My Journey :

(1) 19:30 - Drinking
(2) 21:00 - Drunk
(3) 22:30 - Extremely drunk
(4) 23:50 - Dangerously drunk
(5) 00:30 - Unconscious
(6) 07:00 - Awake and pleasantly surprised
(7) 13:17 - Hungover and headed to the shooting range.

(What, this isn't the gun thread yet?)

Posted by: Iowa Bob at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (80HyY)

722 We would lose WWII if it was fought today because of these pantywaists.

Posted by: rickb223 Je suis AoSHQ! at November 09, 2016 03:07 PM (2w7OO)

Yep.

Someone posted a link to Salon earlier. If you want some laughter just go to the main page.


*I Am a Gay Jew in Trump's America. And I Am Afraid for My Life.

*Jihadis Are Psyched That Trump Won

*White Won - We are still the country that produced George Wallace. We are still the country that killed Emmett Till.

*Muslim Women Are Now Afraid to Wear the Hijab in Public


Fear. The city is reek with it.

http://tinyurl.com/oyclwmb

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (ATVNj)

723 Fredo saying we are American's first is ironic. He was and is ALWAYS a Leftie first and foremost. He hates America and what it stands for

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (dELE3)

724 Honestly, I expect Haley Joel Osment to show up at any moment and tell me that I've actually been dead the past 24 hours.

Posted by: Lamont Cranston at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (Rtyzj)

725 Good grief.

Supporters at Clinton HQ react in disbelief at Trump victory

****

Even better: http://bit.ly/2fyQ0ek
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (SEXy3)



Thanks, I sent this to some friends. lol

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (qCMvj)

726 You know what we all need?

A Moron Meetup for the inaugural. A nationwide network of meetups.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (SEXy3)

727 Peace Morons and Ettes and God Bless
Posted by: Pepe, Proud American Nationalist at November 09, 2016 03:05 PM (7OrCI)

Happy to see you here Pepe! Breaks are understandable and refreshing. But I hope you'll check in from time to time!!

Posted by: LizLem at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (hvf9s)

728 I started to think late last week when Ohio +6, NC +6 and MO +14 polls started coming out. Numbers like that don't happen in a H+5 national election. It *HAD* to be closer than that. I suspected that the national polls had AA voting models similar to the ones in 2012 and those weren't going to hold.

Bottom line, I was ready to lose but not really shocked when we didn't. As for Trump, I'm giving him a chance. He has said some things that make me a little uneasy and but I get a vibe that he loves America and who knows, maybe he steps up to the job. He certainly campaigned his ass off.

Posted by: DanInMN at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (h5ffp)

729 Watching Mark Shields last night was a gas!

Posted by: Ed Anger at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (RcpcZ)

730 Prof Brown, 1987: "So tell me, future boy, who's President in 2017?

Marty, smugly: "Donald Trump!"

Prof Brown: "Donald Trump? The reality show host? Next you'll be telling me the Cubs took the Series!"

Posted by: mindful webworker - Back to the Future Remake at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (XtR0g)

731 Last night was quite an emotional roller coaster. But, I was playing Rimworld... when my best builder -- also my best doctor -- got torched by the alien slugs, not even leaving a body to bury, I was quite down. That was also when Trump was "behind" in Florida.

But, eventually my colonists pulled together, learned to build things, recruited a new doctor, and Wisconsin was called for Trump. Then, I ended the night on a high note.

Posted by: Robert Crawford at November 09, 2016 03:16 PM (N6o5/)

732 If anyone is looking to do a Che Che Parody post here is your template.

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=366542#c26002584

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 03:16 PM (z/Ubi)

733 Mitt Romney was a terrible candidate and a terrible person. Will you guys believe that now?

Posted by: Bernette at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (JSys4)


WTF are you talking about? A terrible person? Never mind his policies and such; as a person, Romney was probably the most decent and upright Presidential candidate in the history of the Republic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 03:16 PM (SRKgf)

734 I bet the Trump board game from the 80s is selling bigly now on ebay. I should have bought one before, I like board games.

Posted by: josephistan at November 09, 2016 03:16 PM (7HtZB)

735 I watched Hacksaw Ridge last night.

A beautiful movie.

A reminder of what made America great.

Yeah, the hero was conscientious objector. And you LOVE him for it.

Posted by: blaster at November 09, 2016 03:16 PM (tewYv)

736 Every public, well known neverTrumper needs to be humiliated. The average Joe neverTrumper I don't care about.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at November 09, 2016 03:16 PM (QT68j)

737 732 If anyone is looking to do a Che Che Parody post here is your template.
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=366542#c26002584
Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 03:16 PM (z/Ubi)



They're all busy doing "Downfall" parodies.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 03:16 PM (SRKgf)

738 726 You know what we all need?

A Moron Meetup for the inaugural. A nationwide network of meetups.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (SEXy3)

Taco bowls at Trump Tower.

Posted by: josephistan at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (7HtZB)

739 When I heard Karl Rove, Bill O'Reilly, and Chuck Krauthammer breathlessly reinforcing their establishment talking points to themselves in their own pea-skulls I knew the butthurt was being deliberately delayed and concealed.

Game over. Sleepy time.

Posted by: Fritz at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (2Mnv1)

740 My wife who is from Detroit noted that with the Flint thing, Trump came and gave out water. Hillary never went to Flint, and only used it to score points.

Sometimes people know when they are being scammed.

***

He showed in following the Louisiana floods as well.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (SEXy3)

741 I wonder where these guys from yesterday went?
-------------
Still early, but not good news. Guiliani also seems like he is trying to put on a brave face.

Posted by: PRNDL at November 08, 2016 09:10 PM (fcCPH)
-------------
Clinton outperforming Obama in FL and OH

Posted by: PRNDL at November 08, 2016 09:07 PM (fcCPH)

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (wfDW1)

742 I started the day in hope and determination.

As the broadcasts started in the evening, it turned to dread.

And to anxiety.

And then...hope again. But reluctantly. We'd been here before.

Too many rugs pulled out from under...

Then more states. Florida seeming clear.

Ohio.

...Wisconsin?

WISCONSIN?!?

Then reports about Michigan...Minnesota still not called?

And Pennsylvania...Pennsylvania...

Pennsylvania is Trump's.

Pennsylvania called.

It is done.


I expected to find it undone when I woke up this morning. Instead, it's over. It's finally over.

I can hope to have a country worth living in, for me and dad, for a few more years.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (9krrF)

743 686 633 27
Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.

Why? Kristol is nothing more than a pimple on Trump's ass.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (KQndB)



Because they're asshole elitists that believe they are the only ones deserving of having the ear of the king.

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (z/Ubi)

744 I finished decorating and cleaning the entire house yesterday and didn't start drinking until about 9:30.



I fell asleep in front of the computer.



Today, I'm polishing off the rest of the beer and savoring the sweet tears of liberals. TVguide dot com has a ten minute video of Stephen Colbert's election coverage. I'm hoping it ends in suicide...

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (23lwL)

745 Good grief.



Supporters at Clinton HQ react in disbelief at Trump victory



****



Even better: http://bit.ly/2fyQ0ek

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (SEXy3)

That is awesome.

Posted by: IC at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (a0IVu)

746 I'm enjoying this way too much!

http://tinyurl.com/oe9d98e

Does that make me a bad person?

Posted by: Ray, just Ray at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (XFS85)

747 I woke up in the morning and voted for Trump. Didn't decide to do so until that morning. But I did it for the reasons I had earlier outlined: there is only one feasible coalition to save the West, and my partners in the coalition chose him, so I have to go along.

David Burge tweeted something like "is there a German word for euphoric dread?" which nails my emotions dead on. I was (am) on cloud nine that Hillary lost. But Trump is still Trump. I will never be so happy to be wrong if it turns out he doesn't screw us.

Posted by: chris not rock at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (dX5s2)

748 Thought it was a GAINZZZZ thread at first - so here's my f***ing GAINZZZZ bro -


Pennsylvania, Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan.


And the White House.


Posted by: Memories at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (mwcEF)

749 ... Roll out the barrel,
We'll have a barr <pause>

Ok, maybe not the best song for this place.

But hopefully, even The Barrel is celebrating.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (DMUuz)

750
"like brimstone farts from the Devil's ass."

Side-splittingly awesome.

Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (dDOWg)

751 Every public, well known neverTrumper needs to be humiliated. The average Joe neverTrumper I don't care about.

***

Nah. They've already been humiliated. Save your efforts for those who persist from here on.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (SEXy3)

752 Fen, I'm not a believer, but I gotta ask. Is it offensive and sacreligious of me to think of the destruction of Sennacherib's army in connection with Hillary, and giggle?

I honestly feel like we've been spared some horrible doome, like Hezekiah must have felt, when Isaiah told him, "Don't sweat it".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (Mt8T4)

753 726
You know what we all need?



A Moron Meetup for the inaugural. A nationwide network of meetups.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (SEXy3)

Been saying this as well. (Let's do NYC!) Was told someone was in the process of organizing.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (WuRdh)

754 Yeah, Romney is not perfect but in terms of personal rectitude (and AFAIK, public integrity), he's the best you're probably ever gonna see.


Now - his behavior this cycle badly, badly, badly damages his reputation, and the respect of any serious voter. His behavior was irresponsible, and/or simply idiotic, given the situation and the merits and any sort of practical common sense approach to it.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (QDnY+)

755 531 CA will never be allowed to secede. The Democrats won't permit it. What! and lose those 55 EV? No D could be elected president without tbem and control of the House would be a lost cause.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at November 09, 2016 02:56 PM (BWL+E)

--------------------------------------------------------------------

The Democrat party did a "great job" trying to keep the South in the Union too. They create divisions, then cannot control chaos.

It is wrong I know think this, but I hope the left overplays their Trump rage thus forcing those who did not vote Trump, or even Republicans to rally around the flag and a Trump led government.

This is big strategic benefit in electing Trump president. If this is as divided a country as I think it really is, then letting the globalist and leftist start it first puts our side on the high ground, gives us plenty of room to fix the country.

I can see why Obama was "gracious", he knows they are in a bad strategic position for "transformation". I get the feeling a portion of his flock is no longer listening to him.

The left normally is all talk, but in California they are a special kind of progressive-globalist crazy. Kind of a lefty "Fire Eaters" 21st century style.

If they do try it with Trump in office...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK3H4JJ-8Bg

Posted by: William Eaton at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (MuTTO)

756 I was optimistic that Trump would win. I' working a large shutdown at a refinery in Richmond, Ca. I have a large crew with travelers from all over the country, in listening to them talk not a single one was for Hillary, it was all Trump. Even the locals here in California were divided evenly if not a little more for Trump. Mind you these are all Union craftsmen.

Posted by: JROD at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (xPTqL)

757 Having stopped smiling all day. The dark-blue neighborhood is gonna be in sackcloth and ashes. The fangirl down the street (retired women's studies professor, and no, I couldn't make that up) may find a gift basket of Trump Chardonnay on her doorstep for Christmas.

Posted by: General Zod at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (Bdeb0)

758 Our church held a prayer meeting on Monday night.
When I woke this morning and realized that Trump had won, I thanked God for having mercy on us.
As a nation, we have much to repent for.
This is a great first step.

Posted by: ALH at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (uLuPn)

759 Ace, holy shit! You need to be heavily medicated.

Posted by: rexbatt at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (woA40)

760 >>> A Moron Meetup for the inaugural. A nationwide network of meetups.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (SEXy3)

I'll actually be in NYC last week of Nov/first week of Dec. Have been thinking of asking CBD if we could do a pop-up meetup of the NY/NJ Morons! Even if it's just a handful of Morons it would be fab.

Posted by: LizLem at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (hvf9s)

761 Well, not to sound superior or anything, but I prayed yesterday (A LOT; all the daily offices from the Liturgy of the Hours and all four mysteries of the Rosary), went to bed when my kids did (Eight-ish), and left it in G-d's hands. Got woken up by the trash truck around 4 this morning, prayed the Office of Readings, and then turned on my computer and got the good news.

I must say at a merely personal level, I feel badly for Clinton. She has eaten dirt for however long she's been married to Whatsisface, and now it's gone all to shit and it was all for naught. However, as an American, it couldn't happen to a "nicer" person...

Posted by: SouthCentralPA at November 09, 2016 03:19 PM (Xs9BT)

762 When that Philly political office got raided by the police five days ago, that's when we won this election.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 09, 2016 03:19 PM (VdICR)

763 Ace Fundraiser thread up.

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 03:19 PM (z/Ubi)

764 i was so freaked i was nauseated all day. sort of sleepwalking through a miasma of dread. it was worse than my sickened feeling of 08. it didnt really lift until they called Penn. then i was caustiously hopeful, went into Tell Grimm who had gone to bed early that it looked like it was gonna be caled for Trump. When Podesta swore to fight i had a queasy feeling come back that they would find a way to snatch it all away.


when she gave her concession speech i felt like a death sentence had been lifted from my shoulders. Today my one of my more honest socialist friends asked me how half of america could hate Obama so much (i noted thats what they said, not "Clinton") and corrected them "they hated Obama, Clinton, and progressiveism, dear."


But WHY. serious lack of reflection there. they just didnt GET why everyone didnt LOVE them.


so i had to explain to them, because they are honest and not a vicious type... "Look you know how you think its cute to call them Teabaggers? Yeah, thats demeaning. Half of america hated that. Calling them traitors? Putting them on terror watch lists? Calling them racist to shut them up when you know damn well they arent really racist? that is why. You and their own politicians, called them Nazis and thought it was cute. Unlike real Nazis, they just went to ballot boxes and voted in a guy they consider a shit sammitch, to show the establishment they can't call them names and take their votes for granted. Full stop. This was their message DONT TREAT US LIKE CHUMPS, WE ARENT SLAVES."



Honest socialist friend had to admit that it had been fun to call them names and that perhaps it had made them exactly like the things they said they were fighting. Because to be perfectly honest, yeah it was demeaning.


well this is what you get. Its not Ferguson, but you did ask for it and you were warned. But no, you guys had to say "Elections have consequences."



they just called to go to lunch. I might have to control the smug and go get taco salad with them just to enjoy some front row seats to watching them eat a seven course meal of crow.

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at November 09, 2016 03:19 PM (YhV5r)

765 When I saw Virginia close, I knew he had a good chance. The pundits last night watching the numbers were not connecting the dots. Trump was strong everywhere... he was outperforming everywhere. Should have been a strong signal that the rust belt, where there are no latinos to make it closer, was going to go his way.

Posted by: Reality Man at November 09, 2016 03:19 PM (obXkJ)

766 719 The kids in the ESL classes were asking their teacher (a shy Trump-ette) when they were getting deported (even those the ones who are here legally). She quickly corrected them.
Posted by: auscolpyr at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (suO/a)



Should've pointed out a bus outside, just to mess with their heads.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 03:19 PM (SRKgf)

767 Slept through it all. Knew nothing until I got to work. Was told the result, and I laughed and I laughed.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 09, 2016 03:19 PM (cCsPW)

768 748
Thought it was a GAINZZZZ thread at first - so here's my f***ing GAINZZZZ bro -





Pennsylvania, Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan.





And the White House.







Posted by: Memories at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (mwcEF)
Thread winner?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 09, 2016 03:19 PM (WuRdh)

769 Just hit me. Hilly doesn't get nat sec briefings anymore. We're safer now.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 09, 2016 03:20 PM (kTF2Z)

770 Did everyone see the video of the Trump picture projected on the side of the Empire State building?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at November 09, 2016 03:20 PM (QT68j)

771 Mitt Romney was a terrible candidate and a terrible person. Will you guys believe that now?

He was a decent candidate for times past, just not up to modern elections and not a terrible person at all. Just a foolish one when it came to Donald Trump.

The relief in my mom's voice when I told her Hillary had lost, it was heartbreaking. She was in real fear for herself, her kids, and her nation. For good reason, I suspect.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 03:20 PM (39g3+)

772 I fell for the exit polls. When FOX came on, it was clear that they thought Clinton won Florida by 2, and I wasn't too concerned with any other State until Florida was resolved because it was hard to see a path without Florida (in retrospect, he could have won without Florida -- wrap your head around that!). And because of that, when the Florida vote was close, I was dead certain that Broward (cheating central) would bring in late, voluminous votes for Clinton. I just couldn't bring myself to believe that others could despise Clinton as much as I did. I am happy to be wrong.

Posted by: Martian Wonder at November 09, 2016 03:20 PM (h+Yef)

773

What is up with the Tweets?

Romney tweeted support.

so lame
so cowardly

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 09, 2016 03:20 PM (qCMvj)

774 Nah ace, I didn't invest nearly asmuch time as you in watching election results. Made dinner and then rewatched Game 7 of the World Series.

Nice. Two fairy tale endings in the first two weeks of November.

Posted by: dissent555 at November 09, 2016 03:20 PM (VFhMt)

775 749 ... Roll out the barrel,
We'll have a barr

Ok, maybe not the best song for this place.

But hopefully, even The Barrel is celebrating.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 09, 2016 03:18 PM (DMUuz)

I'm full..... of Liberal Tears....

Posted by: The Barrel at November 09, 2016 03:20 PM (qf6WZ)

776 >>>>I wonder if Hillary's team knew ahead of time. Was their internal polling correct? How soon did they know?
That would be fascinating to know.
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i'm sure Wikileaks will let us know shortly...
.
.
.
.They knew she was losing last Friday when they high tailed it back to Michigan to campaign. All of the pollsters were knowingly lying to us.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 09, 2016 03:20 PM (iONHu)

777 I DVRed CNN and NBC election coverage yesterday. About 4 hours each.



I like to have something on in the background to help me get to sleep. I'm going to play those shows over and over.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at November 09, 2016 03:20 PM (23lwL)

778 738 726 You know what we all need?

A Moron Meetup for the inaugural. A nationwide network of meetups.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (SEXy3)

Taco bowls at Trump Tower.
Posted by: josephistan at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (7HtZB)

Not the inauguration but we're having a DC one Dec 3rd.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at November 09, 2016 03:21 PM (/D5Lf)

779 And yet -- it moves.

The turtle moves.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at November 09, 2016 03:21 PM (KkVB6)

780 " Give Hillary supporters time and space to grieve and work through this."

This is why we always have to fight more. When a wounded enemy is down, you finish em before they can pick their weapon up again.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at November 09, 2016 03:21 PM (d76uN)

781 Trump was my guy from the first primary debate. It was a hail mary play, the only candidate who stood a chance of flipping the rustbelt states. Couldn't see Rubio or Jeb doing that.

Even still, I went in yesterday assuming a loss. Good to be pleasantly surprised.

Posted by: other_joe_mama at November 09, 2016 03:21 PM (845LT)

782 My daughters first vote was in 2008. Yesterday was her first WINNING Vote

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 09, 2016 03:02 PM (dELE3)

That made me smile! Winning feels good, doesn't it?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 09, 2016 03:21 PM (GzDYP)

783 735 I watched Hacksaw Ridge last night.

A beautiful movie.

A reminder of what made America great.

Yeah, the hero was conscientious objector. And you LOVE him for it.
Posted by: blaster at November 09, 2016 03:16 PM (tewYv)



I watched Angry Joe's review of the movie and thought he had said that the guy refused to be a conscientious objector. Because he was enlisting, he just refused to carry a weapon.

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 03:21 PM (z/Ubi)

784 I watched a Matrix marathon with my son, wanting to avoid any network coverage of a Hillary landslide. At 11 pm we finished the last movie and I sent him to bed and checked in with CNN mainly just to see how much despair was warranted. And the first words I heard were "Hillary has a very narrow path to the presidency at this point." Say what now?

I switched from CNN to Fox to MSNBC and I think the Times projection was in the 70% range for a Trump victory and I nearly peed my pants.

Right up until 3 am I figured the whole thing was some kind of weird ploy to to up the TV ratings and keep everyone watching until the bitter end. But then came the glorious moment of Trump's (extremely gracious and unifying) victory speech and the announcement of HRC's concession phone call. It wasn't just a fever dream after all.

I'm still reeling.

Posted by: Average Jen at November 09, 2016 03:21 PM (FTbWI)

785 The donation thread went up but disappeared?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 09, 2016 03:22 PM (WuRdh)

786 I suspect all those riots and Black Lives Matter and the thugs attacking Trump supporters played a pretty big part too. Folks don't take kindly to that crap. People don't like cops being put in the crosshairs.

Hilly doesn't get nat sec briefings anymore

This is very true; if there's one person who clearly cannot be trusted with secrets, its her

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 03:22 PM (39g3+)

787
Act like you've been there before.

-- Paul Brown

Posted by: NCC at November 09, 2016 03:22 PM (4vOyb)

788 Awww, why did the fundraise thread get pulled.

Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 03:22 PM (z/Ubi)

789 I had such a wishy-washy feel all day yesterday, kept seeing tealeaves but been burnt so much before that I wanted to be a pessimist and not believe anything. Left work early to vote. Lancaster PA, middle of work day and it was a steady stream where I was, had an amish man in front and behind me in line. More tealeaves. Decided right after voting to see what the local gun store had in stock. Stared at the used case a while, asked to hold a few, migrated down talking with the clerk held one of the SW MP 9mm for a long time and it just felt right. But just couldn't justify. Was walking out the door and said F it, went back and bought it. By the time I got home it was dinner and I was swearing off looking at any polls or websites, had work to do. Browser window up though, and just kept checking, tried so damn hard to be a pessimist but inside I knew and wanted more and more to see evidence. Then it was frustation of why they couldn't just call the states. I had saved a mini of Cognac for 2012 and I had that out just waiting, and then DD called PA, couldn't believe it, then happy drunk high silently yelling at fox to call the stupid thing so I could believe it and go to bed. Finally it happened and Trump was a gentleman, me wanting blood, but Trump trying to be a better winner, I could go to sleep on that. Fantastic day and I slept like a baby for the 4 hours before I had to be up for work.

Posted by: CaveJohnson87 at November 09, 2016 03:22 PM (smZ7A)

790 774 Nah ace, I didn't invest nearly asmuch time as you in watching election results. Made dinner and then rewatched Game 7 of the World Series.

Nice. Two fairy tale endings in the first two weeks of November.
Posted by: dissent555 at November 09, 2016 03:20 PM (VFhMt)

And for my Third Miracle... the Raiders... Superbowl...

Posted by: Some guy soon to be Sainted by the Catholic Church at November 09, 2016 03:22 PM (qf6WZ)

791 Working on my 4th replay today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js

Where can I get a green fur hat?

Posted by: DaveA at November 09, 2016 03:23 PM (8J/Te)

792 Oh Yeah and fuck the Pope!

Posted by: R. DUKE at November 09, 2016 03:23 PM (ONH2e)

793 I swear there was just a fund raising post up. Am I missing something?

Posted by: Ray, just Ray at November 09, 2016 03:23 PM (XFS85)

794 762 When that Philly political office got raided by the police five days ago, that's when we won this election.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 09, 2016 03:19 PM (VdICR)

------------------------------------------------------

LOL...True.

Posted by: William Eaton at November 09, 2016 03:23 PM (MuTTO)

795

I particularly enjoyed watching ABC, George Stumblebumagus, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (Your Assurance of Fair, Accurate & Educated Intellectual Discourse (c)), Martha Radditz (It wasn't my imagination; she was on the verge of tears ... but she was Impartial & Unbiased ... heh) and the rest of the Gang of Idiots try to 'splain just exactly why They Were Wrong About This Election.


Why aren't they all fired[ for screwing up this badly, and then sent to re-education camps?

Posted by: Arbalest the Deplorable at November 09, 2016 03:23 PM (FlRtG)

796 Always be wary of exit poll bullshittery.

Posted by: dissent555 at November 09, 2016 03:23 PM (VFhMt)

797 Liberal tears:

https://twitter.com/BAMAPERRY/status/796382196458278913

hahahahahahahahaha

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 09, 2016 03:24 PM (KQndB)

798 I posted this on the now-disappeared donation thread:

Ace,

I can't thank you enough. I appreciate your analysis, your snark, and for providing a place for the Horde to gather.

The wonderful men and women of the Horde have helped me so much when I've needed it. I truly believe they saved my life a couple of years ago when I was thinking of ending it all after my bypass surgery.

I can't do it today, but I'll put something in the tip jar when I get paid next week.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 09, 2016 03:24 PM (rJUlF)

799 I had a bit of doubt when the polls move towards her the last couple of days.

Posted by: Memories at November 09, 2016 03:24 PM (mwcEF)

800 Even better: http://bit.ly/2fyQ0ek

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 02:57 PM (SEXy3)

That is awesome.

Posted by: IC at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (a0IVu)



That is awesome.

I further move that in American Republic 2.0, anyone who cries over anything other than the death of a loved one is considered a child, and not permitted to vote.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 03:24 PM (SRKgf)

801 . . . and another thing. Can all the talking heads please stop talking about how wrong all the pre-election polls were?

Polls have margins of error and confidence intervals. Most of the big poll results got the final result right, within their margin of error. That's not wrong, it's a well-known limitation of the whole polling concept.

Geez, take a stats class.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at November 09, 2016 03:24 PM (80HyY)

802 What will be interesting to me is the ongoing investigation of the Clinton Crime Syndicate. What is the threat to the FBI now to conduct a full and accurate investigation to expose the fraud and pay to play? Does the DOJ have a dog in this fight anymore?

Posted by: Cheri at November 09, 2016 03:25 PM (oiNtH)

803 I lost faith, I admit it. Up until election day, I thought Trump had a pretty good chance. Early voting indicators were looking good in FL and NC, so I figured he had 260 EV locked up, and maybe had a chance in any one other state. Besides, both campaigns were heavy in MI and PA, so maybe for once they really were in play?

But then I started delving deep into FL numbers, and got dejected really early. Early voting numbers for Trump were not as good as I thought. Either there was a huge nevertrump coalition, or independents were breaking for Hillary more than I thought, but everything looked like 2012 all over again. I knew 2012 data showed Romney did better during election day voting, but I couldn't internalize it. I saw numbers tied as votes came in, but saw Broward county still without its election day votes. I figured, at best, Trump would eke out a win in FL, but might lose. My mind was screaming that this was 2012 yet again. Clinton's voters weren't depressed; they were coming out in spades. The polls were right, I was deluding myself. I lost it.

I couldn't look at the results anymore. All I could see was 5 smug liberal pricks on the Supreme Court until 2040 completely destroying the bedrock of America. 2012 was awful, but this was complete annhilation. I simply couldn't look at it anymore, and I LOVE watching election day data come in. It was just too personal this time.

I shut everything down and retreated into my own little world. Even when I went to bed I refused to even check how badly things were going; I was so convinced it was over. The thought of the Monster Vote tearing its way through the Rust Belt seemed like nothing more than a fantasy after seeing FL so close, and I couldn't take it.

It was a fitful night of sleep, admittedly, but I just didn't want to look at it.

Right now, my job has a big project in India, and so there is a lot of chatter on my phone right now. I woke up this morning and saw a text, and knew I had to check it in case its work related. It was from one of the folks in India, simply saying he hoped Hillary supporters were doing alright. It dawned on me what that meant, and rushed to the computer to confirm. The joy was unbelievable.

This was Dunkirk. The future of America may be uncertain, but right here, right now, we staved off total defeat. We lived to fight another day. Given my complete despair yesterday, that was more than enough.

And I said this earlier but I'll say it again: even though I didn't support Trump in the primary, I'm not sure anyone else could have pulled this off. Rubio may have been able to win the popular vote, but no way does he win PA or MI and perhaps not WI. Maybe he could have pulled off CO+NH, or maybe VA, I don't know. But this was Trump's coalition, this was what Trump aimed for from the beginning, and he pulled it off. For someone that everyone wrote off as bumbling and incompetent, that's pretty impressive.

Posted by: Skeptical at November 09, 2016 03:25 PM (48qVd)

804 I am a lazy, timorous POS.

People like BTH did yoeman's work, and helped make this a reality.

Can we have somesort of post in appreciation of those like BTH who own this as partially their achievment?

They deserve kudos. Major kudos.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 03:25 PM (Mt8T4)

805 Does anyone remember a video clip or two that liberals made, something along the lines of "From the 52% to the 48%" where the actors are smug about winning either an election or major vote? I cannot seem to find it in the memory hole that is the internet.

Posted by: Johnnytightlips at November 09, 2016 03:25 PM (o6WbT)

806
I traveled with Jim Beam. It was his solemn duty to make sure I was as comfortable as possible while Trump went down to landslide defeat.

By 9:00pm I was nearly oblivious to all things political.

At some point, I clicked over and read the Drudge headline that Trump was on the verge of historic upset and I thought that Drudge must be toying with us.

Much later that evening (or early morning) my beloved liberal girlfriend was asking me if I was happy now that the racists, misogynist, homophobic, pussy-grabbing asshole that I had dared to vote for anyway had won.

I was still three-sheets to the wind and couldn't quite believe it.
I set my alarm for noon and surrendered to a drunken sleep.

Woke up and could barely believe what had happened.

I honestly wondered if I had hallucinated the whole thing!



Posted by: Stoic Trumpublican at November 09, 2016 03:25 PM (dDOWg)

807 I thought we were going to lose because I was at the front lines in colorado, watching the upper middle class turn away because pussy.

I turned into this race around 9 MT. I watched a cheesy horror movie to pass the time until then.

At the time, we had strong leads in Ohio and Wisconsin, with Indiana already called and Florida at 95% with another strong lead.

I was happy to see it, despite the upper middle class twits in Colotardo.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at November 09, 2016 03:25 PM (WUMOr)

808 Since we're all supposed to be unifying now ...



... who'll join me in declaring Charles Krauthammer a Class A Fvcking Dicknose ?



I swear ... I would not hold the door for that guy. I'd throw a stick in his wheelchair spokes. I'd push his ass down a hill.

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 09, 2016 02:54 PM (fiGNd)
**He got his shit handed to him withing an hour of the "forced" Hillary decision. It was way cool and awesome.


Posted by: dananjcon at November 09, 2016 03:25 PM (NpXoL)

809 Enough of my emotional experience.

Does anyone have a link to Jorge Ramos's emotional experience as Trump won?

I can't seem to find it.

Posted by: Drider at November 09, 2016 03:25 PM (bdzyz)

810 Damn , the Left normally project but the projection has gone to eleventy and beyond.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at November 09, 2016 03:25 PM (X9Eva)

811
As I've said a few times - The world has to look a lot differently on the other side of the Resolute Desk. Any serious person would be scared shitless prior to taking that chair.
Posted by: Soona at November 09, 2016 03:09 PM (Fmupd)

I would bet good money that Trump would never put his shoes on the Resolute Desk.

726 You know what we all need?

A Moron Meetup for the inaugural. A nationwide network of meetups.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 09, 2016 03:15 PM (SEXy3)

NDH- I think we need a AOSHQ Inaugural Ball.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at November 09, 2016 03:26 PM (VnCI9)

812 It happened because you trusted the media and not instinct.

Most of us have lives, so it's tough to really dig underneath and see what's going on first hand. I've been involved with Washington for most of my career. So I know what feelings were coming back from various districts. Ergo I knew he could take the rust belt and how important that was.

I didn't believe the polling because it didn't match the demo that I really believed would be turning out. It also did not match the sentiment. I felt there was a big gap in public reporting vs what people were feeling in reality. Add to that the "shame" factor and there was a large group who was going to vote Trump and just not talk about it.

In this regard, as much as I loath him Michael Moore got it right.

You could tell the color was draining out of Democrats faces the last few days. The bravado was largely gone from people on the inside. I could tell last night the way states were being called this was far from over. When Wallace stated Trump could win this thing, I knew it was just a matter of time before he did.

I had my doubts about Trump, but I always felt he could win this thing. Going back to my former statement, Hillary represented everything people in the rust belt hated and she had no message and no compelling argument for them

Posted by: Marcus T at November 09, 2016 03:26 PM (TBVdD)

813 Ouija 2 was actually okay, but not worth 11 bucks to see once.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at November 09, 2016 03:26 PM (WUMOr)

814 There was a tremendous sense of karma that PA and WI made the difference.

PA, the state where Obama declared essentially half the country was "bitter clingers," denigrating our religion, among other things.

And WI, where I think Dems really started showing their true colors to average working people across the country. They didn't respect the democratic process and abused it with ridiculous and endless recalls, they abused the criminal justice system with their phony John Doe inspections, they stomped their feet and held their breath and snuck out on their job responsibilities when their reps slunk off to another state in the middle of the night. They trashed their own capitol building and behaved like the worst 5 year-olds imaginable. I think that at least started the tide that eventually led to last night's cascade preference against the left and their unelected perma-government.

MI would just be icing on the cake. Trash a state for 60 years, and eventually you pay a price.

Posted by: Ted K at November 09, 2016 03:26 PM (seSmy)

815 If there's one thing that I think the country has in common today, it's a sense of shock and disbelief.

Credit to Trump supporters. You hung in there and made this happen. Sincerely, I admire that and I am in awe. Congratulations. Really. I mean it.

I have a LOT of reservations about Trump. I disagree with a lot of his policy proposals and ideas. I don't really have any belief that things will be better or that we'll make any improvement to the key issues of entitlements, the evolving global security catastrophe, the exponentially increasing size and scope of government and damage is causes in the daily life of individuals and families and national and global markets.

I am ecstatic however that the American people decidedly kicked Clinton to the curb once and for all. I hope that this will be followed by her and many others facing trial and prison for their crimes. If nothing else, I'd find some peace and hope for the future by seeing a return to the rule of law along with our rediscovered accountability at the ballot box.

Posted by: Damiano at November 09, 2016 03:26 PM (71OEY)

816 iirc, Nate Silver called all 50 states right in 2012. The polls were right. They were in the main reliable.

This time, they blew chunks. Many of them were bigly off, almost to joke levels. When quite a few in 2012 argued here that the polls were off, it turned out to be no more than wishful thinking.

The difference, I think in part, is the totes nonstandard nature of Trump's campaign. He threw out The Book Of Conventional Wisdoms On Winning Elections and broke every rule therein. Then he pissed on it.

The voter beancounters had no model to go by. So they guessed, and badly at that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 09, 2016 03:26 PM (b/kAv)

817 Should've pointed out a bus outside, just to mess with their heads.

It is so deplorable of me to laugh at that. And yet I am.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 09, 2016 03:26 PM (WlGX+)

818 Same for me with the NY Times live prediction meter.

It just kept going up and up and up until it was >95%. I was as giddy as a schoolgirl. Going back to the NBC feed to see their somber attitude. And watching Wolf Blitzer nearly piss himself as the Michigan live vote totals narrowed to only a couple thousand for a few brief minutes.

Then (mostly) enjoying some Fox News coverage. I still cannot countenance the liberal assholes like Maddow and Juan Williams. Van Jones saying "Now Trump owns Healthcare". As if Obamacare - passed 6 long years ago with not a single Republican vote - somehow never happened. As if the necessity of Obama's successor being left holding a bag of shit immediately makes him the owner of Obama's horribly constructed bag of shit legacy. Unreal.

Loving every damn second of Chris Wallace detailing how Obama is really the biggest loser in this election, since every single bit of his "legacy" will be dismantled in short order.

And then back to the liberal's only respite - obnoxious, horrible, racism, fear and hatred. That's all this was ever about.

I did actually quite enjoy Glenn Beck on the NBC feed talking about how he needs to stop and meet with the people for a year to really understand what this means. That he / we need to LISTEN. That's the real truth. If only his advice would be taken. Hopefully, at a minimum, he can take his own advice. That would be a start

Posted by: deadrody at November 09, 2016 03:27 PM (vJOFB)

819 It's just glorious to know that there will never be a President Hillary Clinton. Thank you, Donald.

Posted by: DavidinGeorgia at November 09, 2016 03:27 PM (3EBox)

820 I can't do it today, but I'll put something in the tip jar when I get paid next week.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread

Same here! Thank you Ace for the insight, education, and wicked humor when I needed it most. XXXOOO

Posted by: Cheri at November 09, 2016 03:27 PM (oiNtH)

821 These aholes blew up a GOP office and still lost.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 03:27 PM (Mt8T4)

822 797
Liberal tears: https://twitter.com/BAMAPERRY/status/796382196458278913
hahahahahahahahaha Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 09, 2016 03:24 PM (KQndB)

That video seems to get more succulent with each viewing.

Posted by: General Zod at November 09, 2016 03:28 PM (Bdeb0)

823 Can all the talking heads please stop talking about how wrong all the pre-election polls were?

Nope, because they were all wrong. Being within the margin of error doesn't mean "right" it means "we didn't know." And they were almost all consistently on the low end of the margin -- away from being right. And moving more and more toward being wrong in the last few days.

They were wrong.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 03:28 PM (39g3+)

824 >>> NDH- I think we need a AOSHQ Inaugural Ball.
....

Pudding and Val U Rite futures just soared.

Posted by: Damiano at November 09, 2016 03:28 PM (71OEY)

825 Fund raising thread is better in evening for me, because I don't use PayPal at work.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at November 09, 2016 03:29 PM (WUMOr)

826 >>>>> . . and another thing. Can all the talking heads please stop talking about how wrong all the pre-election polls were?



Polls have margins of error and confidence intervals. Most of the
big poll results got the final result right, within their margin of
error. That's not wrong, it's a well-known limitation of the whole
polling concept.



Geez, take a stats class.
.
.
.
.I disagree. Most pollsters were giving hillary a D+6-7 advantage on their last poll when they knew with 100% absolute certainty that she was not getting that kind of support and falling extremely short of the early vote numbers that obama got in 2012.

She didn't even get a D+1 in the final vote. The pllsters were lying to us the entire time and they all got it wrong with the exception of IBD and the LA Times tracker. They are now the polling gold Standard IMO.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 09, 2016 03:29 PM (iONHu)

827 You had me at Psych repeats. Now if they would only re-run Arrested Development.

Posted by: Jax at November 09, 2016 03:29 PM (byDHy)

828 Probability is just a term for "putting some number on our own SUBJECTIVE level of doubt and/or hope to make it sound sciencey."



******

Certainty vs. Probability - a limerick


If we consider 'death' v. 'disability'
(Am I dying here, or is it just senility?)
Well let me tell you, Jack,
The former is a fact
While the latter is considered probability

Posted by: Muldoon at November 09, 2016 03:30 PM (wPiJc)

829 My folks were flying back last night from a tour of Israel, and the Israelis on the plane told her to watch FOX on her wifi. The Israelis were all rooting for Trump. So was she.

Posted by: Iblis at November 09, 2016 03:30 PM (9221z)

830 Now we do our best to keep Trump on a conservative path. As I have said before, I am confident Jeff Sessions will keep him on the path, especially on judges.

Posted by: Duncan Macleod, The Highlander at November 09, 2016 03:30 PM (NAv1Q)

831 Nood revelry

Posted by: rickb223 Je suis AoSHQ! at November 09, 2016 03:31 PM (2w7OO)

832 The polls were right. They were in the main reliable.

No, they were generally off, but the results were closer in the margin of error than yesterday. Each election the last 12 years, the pollsters have been more and more off base, more on the wrong side of the margin of error or even outside it, save for IBD poll and a very small few others.

Pollsters are losing their ability to do their jobs because people just don't like being polled or trust the media. People want to be left the hell alone and can do it easier now with smart phones.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 03:31 PM (39g3+)

833 I think America can start the coming together by agreeing that the NY Times live prediction meter was the other real winner last night.

I wish there was a way to pull that thing back up and watch the whole night in fast-motion.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 09, 2016 03:31 PM (WlGX+)

834 I found myself remembering the leaked e-mail (I wish I could find it now), in which one of Hillary's functionaries talked about rigging the polls so the Republicans would feel isolated, exasperated, like a minority when they were more a majority, powerless, despairing.

This morning, my Liberal friends were in full meltdown mode. It turns out that Podesta's plan to make all the polls look like Hillary had a double-digit lead, to depress Republican turnout, actually had the effect of putting Hillary's followers in a fluffy marshmallow world, so they were unarmed when the truth hit them.

Think of how it would have been if the pollsters had simply been straight with the population. Instead of being shell-shocked, the Democrats would have accustomed themselves to the idea of failure. They wouldn't be in denial. They wouldn't be setting things on fire in Oakland. They wouldn't be flooding Facebook with bitterness and confusion. And maybe, just maybe, they would have comported themselves differently in the weeks leading up to the election in order to fix the defects in their strategies.

The pollsters, following Podesta's orders, deliberately lied to the American people, and the results turned around and bit them in the ass.

Proverbs 11:1 (NASB) says, "A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight." NIV version says, "The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him." Well, Podesta putting his finger on the scales of the polls is about as perfect a specimen of this proverb in action, with pleasing results.

Posted by: Smallish Bees at November 09, 2016 03:31 PM (YPgXi)

835 Hey, remember that Princeton prof/pollster last week who said he would eat a bug if Trump won more than 240 electoral votes? All I have to say is: Roach or beetle?

Posted by: Lamont Cranston at November 09, 2016 03:32 PM (Rtyzj)

836
718 WH better get use to a hard working POTUS after 8 years of lazy bum ass Obama.
Posted by: IC at November 09, 2016 03:14 PM (a0IVu)



Which reminds me. I've got an early tee time tomorrow. 11:00am. Can you believe that?

Posted by: Fredo Obama at November 09, 2016 03:32 PM (Fmupd)

837 I had no hope he would win. I just thought the onslaught of hatred against him by the media and Dems was too much, plus all the overwhelming polls that showed her wining.

I had a small suspicion maybe something wacky could happen; after all, the MSM are, as we know, a bunch of idiot herd animals, and they could easily be wrong.

But I didn't hope for it. I cast my vote in Texas for T/P at 3:00 pm yesterday and vowed not to watch. I didn't watch tv all night.

However, I was working (I work at home on pc), and I started to read the NYT coverage with their nifty new poll trackers (nice work there), and I saw FL could go trump. At that point, I perked up.....major swing state loooking solid trump? Not blow out, but solid? Yeah. Something is up.

So I started to watch on FB and on NYT. Then I saw OH looked solid after FL, and I started babbling to myself like a mad man (ask my wife). 'It's impossible. Impossible. It cannot be. He cannot win. No!' And yet, the swing state dominoes started to look like they were going to topple after another hour.....

When MI and WI looked to go red, I went bat shit. I was screaming down the steps at my wife. I was an incoherent mess of joy and disbelief the rest of the night till she conceded

Posted by: jmp at November 09, 2016 03:32 PM (onkP7)

838 emotional journey...

i brought home a pizza and a six pack of budweiser to celebrate democracy. i expected a trump loss - i had predicted a trump victory among my conservative friends (all who figured clinton would win), bet a round of golf on a trump victory, and in general quoted historical and economic indicators enough to make a nuisance of myself - but deep down i believed that trump had no chance because the clintons were involved and they tend to politic very well. i figured they would cheat amd defraud the system effectively enough to win comfortably.... but i don't say that part out loud generally because i don't want to sound like alex jones or glenn beck.

so i was steeling myself against the inevitable disappointment by focusing on the marvel of democracy, even clinton-tainted democracy, and trying to find some sort of aerial view contentment with another executive beating.

kind of like in late december when you start thinking about all the new years resolutions that haven't happened or haven't lasted or have been outright mistakes to begin with.... and instead of focusing on your failures, you focus on either the future and the siren song of possibly being a different man this time around, or you focus on the comforting memories and tangible realities of the many blessings in your life, and so soothe the disquiet in your mediocre spirit.

we all are backpackers, made strong by the increasing weight of the wasted potential filling our packs... but the pungent smell of failure haunts us nonetheless.

so i figured trump would get owned and life would go on and at least it would be a peaceful democratic process.

but then florida was close.

i kept telling my wife that trump still would have to run the table and win a bunch of blue states...

then as ohio and north carolina were called i decided to stay up for the long haul.

wisconsin was cool.

then 538 revised their prediction to 55% for Trump.

then the betting markets predicted trump.

the market plummetted.

this was it.

what hope.

my wife kept waking up and asking for an update... it was so fun to see how excited she got each time i had good news.

then PA was turning into a decisive trump victory, michigan and arizona were strong leads.... that was something to see.

as far as emotions...

when trump pretty much had it sewn up ... from that point on i stayed up simply to flip to whatever channel had a shot of clinton headquarters. all the hip little marxists losing faith in humanity, some of them actually crying, shedding physical tears because of a thorough repudiation of what they swallowed on campus... thinking of them having strained meals of crow and humble pie at thanksgiving... as their fathers make everything worse by being kind and restrained and not gloating... oh my gosh it was like Christmas day and the Berlin Wall coming down and the Braves winning the Series and all sandwiches being free all on the same day...

the nation ensharked herself, circled the bleeding legacy of obama with a can full of gas and a handful of matches...

set it ablaze.

three four five let the marxistf---ers burn.

executive
legislative
judicial


we're on the board, back in the game, and i hope now ruthless victory will be the order of the day.

as Psalm 58 or 59 says ...

may the right, in the coming lustration, "wash their feet in the blood of the wicked."

Posted by: Wolf Larsen at November 09, 2016 03:33 PM (uFdUe)

839 Really, all you jerkoffs who didnt vote for president or voted for one of the fringe candidates are jerkoffs.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (suql3)


Even though I know my Republican vote in NY is wasted, I wasted it on Trump.

Posted by: RickZ at November 09, 2016 03:33 PM (O+32K)

840 I'm still pissed that Hillary may get away with endangering national security, lying about it and attempting a cover up and blaming others for her responsibilitiy for Benghazi .


Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at November 09, 2016 03:33 PM (X9Eva)

841 I got home around 6p and turn on Fox News and watched a little of the returns coming in. I was updating some pages on the phone and saw that trump had gone down big in florida. I made my self say over and over, "i don't care" to calm myself down. I then decided to attend the weekly tuesday poker game down the street because it had been declared a no-politics zone and I would be forced to not watch the results come in. Flash forward around 3 hours. I finally give in and look at the electoral map on my phone. It is red and pink all over. WI. MI. FL. OH. I look over to my buddy who is starting to say, "NO POLITICS!" and I just say. "It's happening. Oh shit it is happening." No one at the table believes me. Most are conservative, with one dem. He just says, Yeah she is losing and starts dealing the hand. We break around 2a, I head home and catch the Donald's speech. I can't sleep, gotta work at 6a. I am so tired/excited today. What a fucking day.

Posted by: Fletcher at November 09, 2016 03:33 PM (gARLd)

842 It seems the fundraiser thread has been squashed. Hopefully it's just temporary because he wants this one to have more time.

Posted by: lauraw at November 09, 2016 03:34 PM (K/zYU)

843 Another thing, big sporting goods store near me closing, 10% off all firearms. I was there with my daughter looking at camping stuff and eyeballed the firearms section.

Went home watched the 3rd debate and figured we were toast. Went two days later and bought an AR-15 since I figured I might not be able to do so for much longer. My dad said I was crazy because Hillary was going to confiscate.

looks like I made a $900 error, happy to have made the mistake though.

Posted by: Dr. Shatterhand at November 09, 2016 03:34 PM (Uy8SG)

844 Let me repeat this. The polls will never be trusted again. They and the media were bigger losers than Clinton. Even the village idiot is laughing at their dishonesty.

The professor from Stony Brook is the only person who got this right from the beginning and never changed his prediction. One honest insightful man in a sea of poltical hacks

Posted by: Marcus T at November 09, 2016 03:34 PM (TBVdD)

845 I tuned in for the first time at 7 pm Central. I couldn't believe the vote tallies I was seeing. Trump was actually winning some states. Hubby and I watched Animal Planet (Too Cute Puppies!) for several hours, then I checked tallies again, and came back to the living room. Hubby said I looked dazed when I said "he could actually win this thing. He is actually winning."

Hubby has an adult son who lives in WV. Neither one were political people until this year. They had been talking via text for the last 24 hours and had agreed that Asshole beats Liar any day of the week and that's how the election would go. They believed Trump would win long before I did. Mainly because they are angry white men in blue collar industries and know exactly how angry their fellow travelers really are.

First text this am? Stepson says "Asshole DOES beat Liar."

I turned it off around 1 am Central after Fox News called the PA Senate race for Toomey. I knew if Toomey won PA, then Trump had won PA.

I only watched MSNBC this morning, just to revel in the despair. Is that wrong of me?

Posted by: the other coyote at November 09, 2016 03:35 PM (yK44T)

846 And that NYT thing was shocking. I couldn't stop watching that dial as it inched its way rightward. When the color first flipped to red for a millisecond, I couldn't really believe what I was seeing. I, too, had bought the phony polls (even knowing about the Podesta leaked email on that topic), so I had no excuse. But until he was showing a 95% or more likelihood of winning, I still expected something awful to happen.

Posted by: Smallish Bees at November 09, 2016 03:35 PM (YPgXi)

847 To the illegals who think, "bloated white woman give me things. I vote for her", I would just ask them. Sorry, can't you just live honest lives? Cultivate a sense of well deserved shame ffs.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 03:35 PM (Mt8T4)

848 Re: polls

Instapundit linked an article about there really being a silent majority. It makes the argument that Trump got elected because of political correctness. Essentially PC has created an environment where people won't voice their dissent publicly (or to pollsters) but it's there.

It's fun to think that the PC crowd has created their undoing by inflicting on others what they claim to be oppressed by.

Posted by: Damiano at November 09, 2016 03:35 PM (71OEY)

849 I woke up naked next to an empty bottle of bourbon and Ho-Ho wrappers. I can't remember the journey but there was ample alcohol and snacks.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 09, 2016 03:36 PM (TBVdD)

850 Polls have margins of error and confidence intervals. Most of the big poll results got the final result right, within their margin of error. That's not wrong, it's a well-known limitation of the whole polling concept.

Geez, take a stats class.
Posted by: Iowa Bob

NO. A big fat emphatic no.

They knowingly mis-weighted the polls to try and push public opinion to Hillary Clinton. Discourage voter turnout for Donald Trump.

YOU'VE LOST, WINGNUTS! IT DOESN'T MATTER!

So, how did THAT work out for you?

The lies have come home to roost. I also don't take too much to heart that Hillary won the popular vote, because I would guess at least a million illegals voted in this election that had no business voting in Cali, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.

Give them driver's licenses, and they get registered through the Motor Voter law. Which needs to be repealed to end all this chicanery.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Grate American cheese again! at November 09, 2016 03:36 PM (RFeQD)

851 personally, I felt like we would win but was not willing to get myself worked up watching the TV. I went to the gym till 9, went to the store, thought about catching a moving but opted to sit myself down in front of the tv at 10

Managed to start catching the stunned silence of the libtards without all of the self-righteous talk from news anchors. Went to be laughing around 2

Posted by: Chicago Vota at November 09, 2016 03:36 PM (3T0tP)

852 I went to bed listening to BBC world service presenters - in those wonderful moments between lucid thought and sleep - one of the wobbly IWW female BBC news readers launched into a two minutes hate.

My last thought was; Goetterdaemmerung.. for them

Posted by: 13times at November 09, 2016 03:37 PM (WHVu+)

853 I sometimes wonder if the defining trait of a human is the capacity to feel shame. Liberals don't seem to be capable of shame, and try to use false shame as a weapon. They are literally more vile than dogshit. They truly are scum.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 03:38 PM (Mt8T4)

854 I was in a restaurant/bar playing in our weekly backgammon tournament from 7pm on with a few independent folks, with our super-liberal regular not present. CNN was on without the sound, which was a blessing, since we are smart enough to look at the charts and do the math without the blather.

It was nerve wracking for myself and the one retired IRS investigator regular as we watched the result come in. The others had more of a 'Trump is a dick/buffoon' attitude, but hated the FAB too. I think they all actually voted third party.

I got home around 1:45am, and watched the rest of it, flipping between FBN, CNN, and MSLSD. My heart simultaneously rose/sank when dickhead Podesta sent everyone home. I feared another Algore 'unconcede' and legal fight.

I felt a bit of relief when FAB called Trump, and was VERY pleased with his grace in his acceptance speech, especially with the shout out to the Secret Service. However, as it was said before, this is the end of the beginning.

I enjoyed supping on the tears shed by the donks on MSNBC, but was disturbed by their hatred. Are we just the same, but simply on the other side of the coin? I would like to think we are not, and we rely on facts, but sometimes I don't know.

Went to sleep at 5am, got up to take the car to the shop at 9am, and listened to the disbelief on the radio. Returned home, and went to sleep before the FAB spoke. I still don't know what she said.

All in all, a tense evening followed by a sweet, sweet release.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 09, 2016 03:38 PM (8iiMU)

855 Emotional journey last night?
None - I was driving back to Houston from my nephew's wedding in Detroit. Knowing that I would be absent on Election Day, I had voted early. Everything else was now out of my hands. Nothing for me to do; therefore, nothing that I needed to worry about.

I had a pleasant drive.

The aftermath is another story, but a story that will occur no matter who had won last night. Thus, no particular emotional journey.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at November 09, 2016 03:38 PM (o7l6R)

856 Love that the SPX is up 22 and change

Posted by: Chicago Vota at November 09, 2016 03:39 PM (3T0tP)

857 817 Should've pointed out a bus outside, just to mess with their heads.
It is so deplorable of me to laugh at that. And yet I am.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at November 09, 2016 03:26 PM (WlGX+)



Just be glad I use my powers for evil instead of good.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 09, 2016 03:39 PM (SRKgf)

858 I was pretty sure Trump would win Ohio, but Hillary Clinton got SCHLONGED! in Ohio.

When I saw those results, I was then almost sure that Trump would carry Michigan, because of many similar demographics. And then we I heard the turnout in Wayne Country (Detroit) was down, I was very sure that Trump would win Michigan.

It was a bizarre and incredible night. I hope this is the victory that we hope it will be.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Grate American cheese again! at November 09, 2016 03:39 PM (RFeQD)

859 You've mis-attributed me with that point about Hillary's enemies list, but it feels good to be mis-attributed.

I would like to thank Ace and the regulars for putting me on my A-game this year for political commentary and dick jokes.
Posted by: BourbonChicken


My apolgies BC.

But I do gather you are an awesome bassist. Please post your riffs and I will gladly listen to them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 09, 2016 03:43 PM (Mt8T4)

860 I woke up yesterday morn and "felt around" inside of my instinct and just found calmness. Nothing else. Now, I know that with Romney - who I disliked but dutifully voted for - I did not have that sense of calm. I had a bit of nervous and some dread. So I considered the calm feeling to be the indicator that the election last night would go well.

I expected Trump would win, although I knew it would be close. I just hoped that there was enough turnout to smother out the fraudulent votes.

I could NOT listen to the news reports, so I watched the screen without having the sound on. I have come to hate the voices of the newsreaders.

Posted by: Incandescently Deplorable at November 09, 2016 03:44 PM (2gvNR)

861 Downfall videos! Where are my Downfall videos! I need links!

Hit-ler rants! Hit-ler rants! Hit-ler rants!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 09, 2016 03:44 PM (FtrY1)

862 743 686 633 27
Hugh Hewitt actually suggested Trump reach out to Bill Kristol.

Why? Kristol is nothing more than a pimple on Trump's ass.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at November 09, 2016 03:11 PM (KQndB)


Because they're asshole elitists that believe they are the only ones deserving of having the ear of the king.
Posted by: buzzion at November 09, 2016 03:17 PM (z/Ubi)

FUCK Bill Kristol. FUCK NR and the Weekly Standard. FUCK neocon globalists and their dirty CIA wars that have ruined the Middle East and now Europe. FUCK NAFTA and TPP. FUCK Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

Shoulda been Bernie, but not Hillary will do. You can't always get what you want...Donald, you magnificent bastard.

Posted by: Bernette at November 09, 2016 03:45 PM (JSys4)

863 I also won lunch from my boss's boss, who didn't believe Trump could win. Apparently he told a bunch of people in a meeting this a.m. that he had to hand it to me, that I was the only person in the company who kept insisting Trump could and would win.

Now that the electorate is the dog who caught the moving car, and Trump is like the dog who caught the moving car .... NOW WHAT? What do you do now that you actually caught the car?

Posted by: the other coyote at November 09, 2016 03:45 PM (yK44T)

864 My folks were flying back last night from a tour of Israel, and the Israelis on the plane told her to watch FOX on her wifi. The Israelis were all rooting for Trump. So was she.
Posted by: Iblis

The Israelis were rooting for Trump? Don't they know he is a NAZI, that he's the new Hitler?

That's just Crazee!!

I am totally amused at the Left soiling themselves this morning. A lot of masks have fallen in this election season. I think a few more will fall before the inaugural of President Donald Trump.

Wow, has this been the wildest, weirdest, funnest Presidential campaign ever?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Grate American cheese again! at November 09, 2016 03:47 PM (RFeQD)

865 Been up since before midnight EST.

Posted by: Skip voted deplorable at November 09, 2016 03:50 PM (QxcpD)

866 I always thought "Stronger Together" was a poor choice for a slogan as it was too easily read as "Stronger To Get Her". As in apprehend a criminal.

Anyway, what with all the pro-Hillary drumbeating on all of the cable channels on election day, things were really dreary in our house UNTIL, about 5:30PM Pacific Time, we learned that the New York Times (spit) was predicting a Trump blowout with 305 electoral votes. The sun shone, the flowers bloomed and the persimmons ripened before our very eyes.

Now excuse me, I have to go deal with this schadenboner.

Posted by: Another Bob at November 09, 2016 03:50 PM (oBKSz)

867 I saw Frank Luntz's tweet at like 5PM, and then came across all the predictions that it was a done deal. I became so depressed and refused to watch her coronation, knowing the country would be done.

I turned on Netflix and started watching The Ranch. My wife came home all excited with a bottle of wine and some apps to watch the returns. And I told her that it was over, based on all the polls, and exit polls - that it looks like Trump may lose in a landslide.

We both sat there depressed watch rereuns on Netflix. I had my iPad though and was flipping through a Free Republic Election thread, and my eyes almost popped out, they had called Florida.

I about pushed my wife off the couch, looking for the remote, and flipped on FBN (I despise Megyn Kelly). And then Trump started flipping the states he needed. And watching Lou Dobbs with his cheshire cat smile was just so beautiful. He stuck his neck out and stayed with Trump through thick and thin and I was so happy for him.

Then, bam, he took Wisconsin - I said, damn, we may win this thing.

I immediately turned on FOX to watch the near-tears of Megyn Kelly, and the rest of the establishment saboteurs on FNC go ape sh!t over a Trump win.

My wife started crying, knowing we will have a conservative judge (she's very pro life), and I started crying out of joy, and disbelief.

Hallelujah!! Obama's entire legacy is cooked!

Posted by: Kevin at November 09, 2016 03:51 PM (KczA1)

868 I decided I didn't want to go to bed angry with an expected Shrillary win on my mind so it was two valium and a homemade vodka white Russian, I slept like the dead, woke up at 5am to the sound of the radio host Trump won it!, felt awesome for about 5 minutes til my phone went off and told me I'd had a server crash overnight.

Posted by: Bob in Houston-TEXIT! at November 09, 2016 03:52 PM (XRxxn)

869 Woke up at midnight and a half hour layed wondering if the country was doomed. Was on here after 12:30am until Pennsylvania was called at 0140am. Tried to sleep but was not happening, 0230 wife was up said Trump won. I finally got out of bed at 4am to go to work.

Posted by: Skip voted deplorable at November 09, 2016 03:54 PM (QxcpD)

870 I felt that Trump could win as I bought into the idea of where he had his rallies and the turnout numbers was a positive. I thought that said he was connecting to people. But on the other hand I tried to prepare myself for the despair I felt in 2008 and 2012. Exhausted I stayed up till Fox and FBN called it as I was scared some Dems were "finding" ballots in PA. I don't drink but had bought and smoked a pack of cigarettes for my nerves and I had quit smoking 6 years ago!

Posted by: areswomen at November 09, 2016 03:57 PM (Rx2dv)

871 President-Elect Trump because "fuck you" that's why.

Posted by: Czar Peter at November 09, 2016 03:58 PM (13wme)

872 I was hoping, at best, for a damaged Clinton presidency. Then those NYT gauges started doing that thing. Started getting drunk. The drunker I got, the further the needles moved to the right. See, it was me that you all have to thank today!

Posted by: Algore at November 09, 2016 03:58 PM (LbXNI)

873 I began the night with half a bottle of Canadian Whiskey. I simply refused to be hopeful. Even when there were little hints in the very early returns. When John King said "It's all bad news for Hillary" well before FL or NC were called, I allowed myself to enjoy the moment then sank bank into intentional pessimism. When signs started pointing to MI going red I checked how much alcohol I had left and knew it wasn't enough to handle an emotional tease like that. So I doubled down on the sour outlook waiting for the news to turn her way.

And then word went out that Clinton had called Trump. That Podesta was on his way to the podium. And I began to enjoy it. The over-the-top USA shaped stage with the lonely podium somewhere in Missouri wasn't going to be the site of a victory speech. Elation hit me when Podesta told the crowd that Hillary wasn't even going to bother addressing them tonight, that their leader was sending them away without even a brief address in thanks for their support. And then I settled in to enjoy the anger from the liberal commentators.

Posted by: f2000 at November 09, 2016 03:59 PM (vgMDK)

874 On "silent majorities" and polls - There is a silent element in this country. Not majority, at least until it partners with some louder conservatives, but silent nonetheless. And the reason they're considered silent is 1) They don't live near NYT or CBS executives; and 2) They often don't vote. They've been discouraged over the last several years with the direction of their country, and one party doesn't care about them because they're white. The other party doesn't care about them because they don't contribute to campaigns and from a purely Randian world view, their jobs are the kind that laissez faire capitalism will eliminate, and the whole system will run more efficiently. Best to just leave them alone.

So they've moved away from voting. You can't blame the pollsters for missing them. They have to try to guess the electorate, and if you do anything other than base it on the most recent elections, you're throwing out facts and using your judgment. It certainly would have been logical to assume the black vote would drop from 2008 and 2012. But older working class whites who don't regularly vote? A pollster could think maybe Trump could tap into that group, but it certainly wasn't a given, and it's hard to say how many there are, let alone how many would show up.

Posted by: Ted K at November 09, 2016 04:00 PM (seSmy)

875 I voted mid-morning and spent the day immersed in other stuff. I was deeply unhappy when Trump got the nomination, but my loathing for Clinton put a little extra zip in my fingers as I colored in the oval next to Trump/Pence. The Twitter news feed I started following about 9 pm shows some hopefulness, and I finally turned on the TV flicking around to see how the different channels covered it. Finally, the body language of the anchors convinced me Trump had a chance. Seeing Ron Johnson reelected was when I really started to believe Clinton would lose.

The DecisionDeskHQ tweet calling the race was further reassurance. Of course the final sign was when the flaming skulls appeared on the site!

I'm very glad & grateful that so many of the Trump supporters also voted Republican down-ballot even for people that had been neutral or even hostile to Trump. We need a big team in Congress to get Scalia's replacement through, kill off Obamacare (the delicious irony of using "reconciliation" against the Dems....), and appropriate funds for a serious border wall.

Ace, it's so nice to have you back in a happy & hopeful mood. Savor the win and good luck with the battle of the carbs! Here's to many more flaming skull posts!

Posted by: Jill v2 at November 09, 2016 04:01 PM (9AEu0)

876 Give Hillary supporters time and space to grieve and work through this.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 09, 2016 03:09 PM (39g3+)

Heh. Rub it in, and mock them mercilessly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 09, 2016 04:01 PM (bY0uH)

877 871 President-Elect Trump because "fuck you" that's why.

When Obama said, "I called President-Elect Trump..."

Just beautiful!

Posted by: Kevin at November 09, 2016 04:01 PM (KczA1)

878 Since we're all supposed to be unifying now ...
... who'll join me in declaring Charles Krauthammer a Class A Fvcking Dicknose ?

I swear ... I would not hold the door for that guy. I'd throw a stick in his wheelchair spokes. I'd push his ass down a hill.

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 09, 2016 02:54 PM (fiGNd)
**He got his shit handed to him withing an hour of the "forced" Hillary decision. It was way cool and awesome.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 09, 2016 03:25 PM (NpXoL)

As someone who was not a big W fan because he, to my estimation, was far more progressive than conservative I had little use for neocon Krauthammer during most ofthe Bush era. I don't recall any criticism of Medicare Part B or no child left behind or the TSA or homeland security or seat belt laws or I will sign an AWB if its put on my desk or or the various Iraq blunders. Might have been some here or there that I missed, but I don't recall any.

Kraut was tolerable during most of the Obama years because there were so few voices on the air or in print who were more mainstream Obama critics. But I had no illusions about him being some voice of conservatism as the tea party rose. The #nevertump type BS just confirmed that.

Posted by: Keith not a one-named troll at November 09, 2016 04:02 PM (USf3s)

879 I bought some wine, popped some popcorn and settled in for disappointment. My husband begrudgingly turned on Fox for me so I could watch the numbers. I promised that he could turn it as soon as Trump lost Florida.

When he didn't lose Florida, we were surprised. Then when they called Ohio, we couldn't go to sleep. North Carolina and Wisconsin. Today, I am paying for my sins and have an election hangover. I am still in shock. I just hope the Republicans don't blow it.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at November 09, 2016 04:03 PM (gppsv)

880 Ace, I think I wanted last night to happen for you more than for me, Trump or America even. My little posts of encouragement was about all I could do to help when your blogs showed signs of despair.

You fought the good fight and godammit now and again, as President elect Trump probably said on a bus, the good guys deserve to fuk the prom queen.

Well, Hillary! is no prom queen, but the good guys well and truly fukked her. (Jeb! too!)

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at November 09, 2016 04:03 PM (kfcYC)

881 I was cranking glasses of Victory Dirt Wolf (a pleasant 8.7% IPA) out of my keg-O-rator, just planning on getting quietly drunk in my basement with my two dogs as the unfortunate events unfolded on my 72" TV. After being so terribly disappointed in the last 2 elections, I was almost numb to thinking it was pretty much inevitable that I would have to tolerate at least 4 years of hearing the sea hag's scolding voice as she continued Obama's legacy of steering our ship downward. Then behold... Florida. Ohio... before I knew it, I was drunk as a monkey at 2:45 AM this morning waiting for PA (my home state) to be called. It sucked getting up for work at 5:45 AM, but I woke up giddy. Giddy I tell ya.

Posted by: Pipe Holder at November 09, 2016 04:04 PM (Z/diL)

882 I was literally shaking the last two days. We have had so many forces arrayed against us. But, thank God, there are still enough AMERICANS in America to pull us back from the abyss.

BTW, it doesn't work to crush hope in advance. You'll still feel terrible if you lose. And you'll feel terrible during the run-up as well, so there's that.

This morning (for about three hours), like Winston Churchill on December 8, 1941, I slept the sleep of the saved.

God bless Donald Trump; let's rally around him and give him the active citizen support he'll need to fight the Empire of Lies. We Americans owe him a big debt of gratitude for being willing to take the fight to the Enemy.

Posted by: Beverly at November 09, 2016 04:06 PM (axvDz)

883 It took awhile but Hillary got her final and tastiest comeuppance.

He who cackles last cackles best.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at November 09, 2016 04:06 PM (kfcYC)

884 Well, firz.. it was whiskey. Woo man it took the edge right off. Then, and then, uhm some shots of vodka while they showed so long faces in New York. Threw that bottle away. I turnz around and the beer was gone. All! Gone! Sad! Wait, Florida trumps??? Michigan too! Geeezus n' Mary on a cross. I love this country. Whew, why do I have two TV's in the same room? It's a nice room. I found the rum!!! Let's friggin' do shots every damn time those buttwipe losers at MSNBBC look like cryin'.....

Trump winzz!!! Let's drink to.. that'll put some hair on your chesticles.

Mama, Mama.

Dizzy, so dizzy.. I think.... THUMP

ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz

Posted by: MWTexas at November 09, 2016 04:08 PM (0dmP2)

885 Wasn't gonna pay attention. Stood in line for ~2hrs to vote in PA. After, got a few slices of pizza (damn good) and just stared out the car window for a bit. Got home at 8pm (right at the local polls closed). About 9:10 just peeked. Saw drudge that Trump was doing pretty well in FL, NC and thought, huh.

Then saw the ACE update of %51 Trump, was was like...WHAAAA?

Started watching implosion about 10:00. It was like watching Brazil - Germany in the 2016 World Cup. And I broke out the Classic Best Things In Life:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PQ6335puOc

Posted by: kris h at November 09, 2016 04:09 PM (3bo9E)

886 877 871 President-Elect Trump because "fuck you" that's why.

When Obama said, "I called President-Elect Trump..."

Just beautiful!
Posted by: Kevin

Its the first thing I ever heard him say that didn't piss me off.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at November 09, 2016 04:12 PM (kfcYC)

887 I went into the evening expecting Trump to lose and I continued to believe that until very late into the night. At about midnight it became apparent to me that even if Hillary won all the states that were trending blue plus Michigan, she would still fall short. But even then I didn't believe Trump would pull it off - I expected to wake up in the morning to a recount or some other reversal of fortune in a large state.

Part of my pessimism is fortuitous - I have maintained a proud tradition of calling the election incorrectly since Bush/Clinton, and I figure that if I started getting wobbly when things started looking good for Trump, then I would jinx the whole thing. So just so ya know, I was NeverTrump in spirit but voted for him anyway because Hillary was just too corrupt to countenance, but I figure I did my part to elect Trump just by being pessimistic about his chances. I always incorrectly call the election, every damn time. The best thing I could do is doubt him - it works every time it's tried.

Posted by: dabhidh at November 09, 2016 04:13 PM (O6j2k)

888 I was fasting all day/night Monday and Tuesday--because I follow Jesus, and I believe in stuff like that--and I had a really busy Tuesday, too. By last night I was utterly exhausted. I just wanted to climb in bed. But I couldn't sleep well--kept tossing and turning, and dreaming of hearing a Trump victory. I thought, "Man, I've spent so much time suppressing that hope that it's coming out in my dreams!"

Finally, at 1:30, I gave up any hope of falling into a deep sleep and loaded up the Decision Desk. They'd already called it for Trump. It took about 20 minutes for my heart to stop pounding and my hands to stop shaking, as I flipped wild-eyed through the HQ and other news sites, not believe what I was seeing.

It's good to have prayers answered.

Posted by: CCC at November 09, 2016 04:14 PM (ZTF1d)

889 39 >>A woman on NPR says her Muslim friends are afraid to wear their hijabs today.


See Slate's home page. It is...magnificent in its insanity.
Posted by: Lizzy

Tell them to go to Saudi Arabia and wear whatever they want without fear. As long as it's a hijab and they're not driving a car.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at November 09, 2016 04:14 PM (kfcYC)

890 It's like my NY Jets, when I watch they lose, when I don't they win. So I wouldn't watch a bit of it. And he won. Watched mass murderers on ID Discovery instead. Not watching my UW Huskies v USC either. Don't like them being at 4. It's the kiss of death.

Posted by: crash at November 09, 2016 04:15 PM (uALKY)

891 Can we get a gilded "Office of the President Elect" seal for Trump to affix to any lectern he speaks from, from now until January?

Posted by: red speck at November 09, 2016 04:17 PM (RcEOo)

892 Well done to you, Ace, for fighting a very tough fight and keeping us focused on the goal, which was to stop Hillary.

President-Elect Donald J. Trump. My God. (A prayer.)

Posted by: Uncommentari at November 09, 2016 04:18 PM (zBKIZ)

893 Watched from the beginning last night and was stressed out watching mainly florida ballots. I knew florida was the key to whether or not he had the momentum to win. When Broward County delayed I felt like they were looking for that bag of 100,000 votes they had in the back room to tip it. When Broward shot from 35 percent to 97 percent of precincts counted and there was no change, I knew we had it in the bag.

I realized that that girl with the sworn affidavit probably swung the florida election. They were up to no good and that one act scared the corrupt pollsters into submission.

I also realized that the FBI, CIA, NSA were probably working overtime with cops to make sure that the fake ballots could not happen in key states. Hence the police raids in PA and other places. That's why Hillary backed down, because the Intelligence communities are in the way.

I also realized God did us a favor by having so many Voting machines break, and people were on to the fact that they were doing strange things. People weren't putting up with foolishness and were watching carefully, even more so than last elections.

The intelligence services(the rank and file) along with the American people locked down the democrats wiggle room and the democrats realized they were cooked and out of any hope to make their schemes happen. That makes me happy.

Posted by: akelm88 at November 09, 2016 04:21 PM (km/D2)

894 Stayed up with the horde until about 10:30, when someone pointed out that Broward wasn't 100%. I thought that Broward was busy manufacturing votes, so I went to bed certain Clinton would win.

Woke up expecting the worst, but found blazing skulls with the good news. Best morning I've had in a long time.

I am eagerly awaiting the crowds of people leaving the US because of the Trump win. They might want to leave soon. Ahem. If they wait too much longer, they're gonna have to climb over a wall to get out.


Posted by: Prudie at November 09, 2016 04:21 PM (al6UK)

895 I work outside so yesterday here in central Fla drove all over doing my job. Listened to DJT on the WDBO and though "hmm, maybe". Noted no Hillary but tons of Trump signs here. Got off work, voted, ate some Tacos at T Flats, went to see that Geoff Bridges movie. At 9 looked at Drudge, thought it was lost. By 10 started comming around. Oh sweet. Still can not believe it is over. No more Clintons.

Posted by: The Garbons at November 09, 2016 04:21 PM (PYq1E)

896 As Florida refused to be called I decided that I would just take a nap; lo and behold 2 hours later I woke up and it still hadn't been called. But it was clear that there was a trend. And just a short while after that it was called, and even though it wasn't obvious, I knew I could finally take a breath of relief, for the first time in eight years.

Posted by: Idealist at November 09, 2016 04:23 PM (ld7lH)

897 After the Florida win I saw Zero Hedge reporting in an article that the Market dropped 500 points. Then I knew that Trump was the one.

Posted by: Minuteman at November 09, 2016 04:23 PM (7rBhW)

898 I watched CBS at first, straight at about 7 central, because they were running our local race results on the bottom banner.

But when it was starting to look kinda good for Trump I switched over to MSNBC, where they were trying to have game face on but were obviously scared shitless.

I believed the polls and thought Trump could never pull this off, but in hindsight, I particularly I admire his success courting the Rust Belt folks. wow!

Posted by: stace at November 09, 2016 04:23 PM (ozZau)

899 Must be terrible for Obama.

Obama's only legislative (and signature) achievement is gone in a couple of months, and all his executive orders will go with the stroke of Trump's pen.

His two other achievements:
1--doubling the debt--will be turned around in short order with 4+ % economic growth.
2--Horrible race relations will be substantially addressed by Trump's urban programs and not having the POTUS actively agitating, and getting and keeping 'undocumented' criminals the fk out.

Then voila, shitstain removed.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at November 09, 2016 04:24 PM (kfcYC)

900 I didn't watch any news or look at any websites from 6 pm yesterday until 8 am this morning.

Posted by: RTW at November 09, 2016 04:26 PM (YVtDq)

901 Ace: wasn't really a journey. I woke up yesterday believing Trump would win based on the energy he was still producing at his rallies. I'm originally from Michigan and family and friends there said the pro-Trump talk was unbelievable - in the bars, restaurants, at work, at the stores, everywhere they went it seemed it was all Trump-talk, -signs and -stickers. And this was in union liberal-leaning southeast Michigan. I felt that if Trump could take the union areas of the rust belt, along with the other polling data adjusting as we rolled up to Tuesday, Trump had it. Sure enough, all I watched was the AOSHQ and waited for the skulls. Wish I had been a betting man yesterday morning.

Posted by: Smitty27 at November 09, 2016 04:28 PM (g9d8D)

902 I had a feeling this was going to be different than our normal disasters when Hillary and Obamas were in Pennsylvania the last day of campaigning. Campaigning in a BLUE state, the night before.

I listened with my brother while we were turning wrenches on a landing gear for my Aeronca for its annual - Fox News was filling the dead air time with typical pontifications and guesses.

I admitted expected defeat when very early on, after first few (non-controversial) states were called after first polls closed - KellyAnne Conway was interviewed by Fox's Cameron (can't recall his first name) - and she said she had wished the RNC had done more aggresive voter turnout. Yikes, excuses already, we're gonna lose big.

Turned out the hangar lights, the party's over.

Went home, turned on the TV, and soon heard, Chris Wallace - 'I think he may have a shot at this....' - What's this????

Found Ace's NY Times predictor showing 51%, and couldn't stop watching it all night, as it skyrocketed to >95%, befor eit was all over. Took several photos, because this won't happen again in our lives.

Finished the night with texts to friends, listing all of the miraculous expectations this election SHOULD bring.

With Trump in place, maybe even he can stop the RINOS from caving to the incoming Dem assaults over the next year.

Posted by: Jimmy Doolittle at November 09, 2016 04:28 PM (U8Hxf)

903 @890, I vote for Bryce F'ing Petty

My election night was similar to Ace.
Discouraged early on when hearing about Dems registering 600,000 to R's 50,000 in Florida. Thought Rudy looked crestfallen very early after early results. I was super pessimistic. Then, when DJT was hanging tough, I watched CNN for a bit to make sure I wasn't going to be Lucy'd. By the time my pessimistic outlook was dislodged by reality, the race had vaulted to Trump favored strongly. So for me, it seemed to go from bad to Pudding instantaneously. I was nervous to let myself believe. Then I got nervous again when it was stuck at 254 for so long and Podesta set the stage for hijinks or legal challenges. But then glorious PA!

We just lived through a truly pivotal moment in history, but we have to perform, b/c the uber progressives will be back to try and cram their policies down our throats. The lefty threat will keep coming.

Posted by: PRNDL at November 09, 2016 04:30 PM (2Ynt1)

904 499 I wonder if Hillary's team knew ahead of time. Was their internal polling correct? How soon did they know?

Let's ask Wikileaks...
Posted by: deplorable donna at November 09, 2016 02:53 PM (O2RFr)

One of the best lines last night came from Kennedy. She and Lou Dobbs were hilarious,they were Morons only on television. When it was announced at FBN that Podesta had just told the press pool while walking down the hall of the hotel that he was going to address the crowd at Hillary's coronation party and no, Hillary would not be addressing them, everyone started wondering what was up. The question was asked, "What is Podesta going to say?" Kennedy immediately said, " Let's ask Julian Assange, he probably knows".

Dobbs was roaring in laughter.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 09, 2016 04:31 PM (oDUj/)

905 From complete despair to thankful
We were at a restaurant in Wisconsin last night and paying our tab.
Someone at the bar turned on CNN and the room erupted into chaos.
Everyone adamant that it be turned off immediately.
Folks began to share their feelings
Most people were stunned that the United States they knew did not exist anymore.
People spoke about the way things used to be ; speaking your mind, knowing right from wrong, respect for others, love of family, good schools, strong military, old fashioned manliness, love of country, going to church, ethnic festivals, hunting, fishing, automobiles. We ended with the question what the heck will we do now?
When we got home I went to bed at 8. When I awoke at 3:30 to go to work, imagine my surprise to see that we had stopped them. Thank God for all the courageous people, true patriots who fought the good fight. And damn all those corrupt lying scum I hope they rot in prison. Things will never be the same.
Lets hope with time and effort things can be turned around.

Posted by: BFD at November 09, 2016 04:32 PM (huR71)

906 We got home from work and ate a pretty glum dinner; my husband went upstairs to get all his media going, because HE believed. He had actually mapped out a pretty accurate victory path assessment earlier in the day, and he got his political junkie on. He had the TV, the radio, his phone and his laptop all going. I was huddled downstairs watching Spectre because I just can't take it. At about ten he came downstairs and said, "It's happening." And I said, "Please don't hurt me by getting my hopes up." And he said okay and went back to it. I watched the Conan O'Brien documentary which is really fascinating, btw. Just before midnight, he came back downstairs and said, "He took Pennsylvania. The AP just called it for Trump." And I said, "Get the fuck out," and started crying and came here. Still kind of shocked!

Posted by: Gem at November 09, 2016 04:36 PM (uaHyk)

907 I realized that that girl with the sworn affidavit
probably swung the florida election. They were up to no good and that
one act scared the corrupt pollsters into submission. Posted by: akelm88

- - - - - - - -

I too was shocked at how smoothly the totals rolled in and wondered at what point the electronic voting totals would adjust to Cankles. But with the straggler including AZ and MI - both paper ballot states - it was too late. You're probably right though - those last minute news stories likely had an impact. Soros no doubt is holding meeting today with the minions to determine who f'ed up.

Posted by: Smitty27 at November 09, 2016 04:36 PM (g9d8D)

908 Ace..Ok I have been on the Trump train since day one when he announced July 15th . I just loved the way he said what I was thinking and thought, but couldn't say...Anyhoo last night was like a roller coaster nightmare ride for me...First all those dang exit polls...the waiting for calls for his states..all the crap about the Hispanic vote in Fl...and then hours go by till finally they call PA...Just a awesome night..Really the guy earned his votes..all day everyday..flying everywhere...May God bless him....I knew he was going to win... Deplorable Bev~

Posted by: Bev at November 09, 2016 04:39 PM (zktpf)

909 How? Grace of God. Lots of folks praying 2 Chronicles 7:14. Stuff like that.

Posted by: Mike at November 09, 2016 04:39 PM (iDxq/)

910 I, too, was buoyed by my constant clicking of the NYT's widget. When it got to Trump's chance of winning at >95%, I convinced myself that Russian hackers had taken over the site.

Posted by: Walter Cronanty at November 09, 2016 04:42 PM (/pL6k)

911 568---I love Juanita Broadrick's twitter TL
She waited a long time
https://twitter.com/atensnut
Posted by: @Deplorable votermom @vm on Gab at November 09, 2016 02:59 PM (Om16U)
-------------------------------
Thanks for that link.
Sometimes --- not often enough, but sometimes --- there is justice in this world.
For Juanita, for all of the many individuals the Clintons have stomped on, this is a priceless moment.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 09, 2016 04:43 PM (Nox3c)

912 I am ashamed. I had mentally prepared myself for Satan's sister FAB to win. I started hammering the Tito's and my pragmatic wife of 30 years told me to knock off the whine that Trump was going to win. Her conversations with other woman had her convinced. I felt even more ashamed. My wife had more faith.
I walked out this morning to the bright sunshine of the Republic with Trumps closing comment in my head. "I love this country". My lack of sleep and hangover could not keep my from what I describe as pure sparkling joy. Which is my 30 year bride's name.

Posted by: MikeyLikey at November 09, 2016 04:50 PM (8umOr)

913 I actually expected Trump to win after seeing a Business Insider article on how an artificial intelligence system showed Trump was 25% more popular than Obama was in 2008 and it has picked the last three elections correctly, then there was the huge rallies. The media showed huge rallies for Obama in 2008 but somehow after he was the nominee they didn't show Trump's but put the two together I thought he's got it barring voter fraud in tight races. I say we get rid of polls and go with AI. http://www.businessinsider.com/artificial-intelligence-trump-win-2016-10

Posted by: 1bunny at November 09, 2016 04:59 PM (5JQgp)

914 I am a newly minted citizen. I was born and raised in Canada. I left Canada because I truly believe that the America is the greatest place ever created by man. I believe deeply in the constitution and the bill of rights. I have been a conservative since 1982. I was marinated in Trudeau liberalism since I was an infant but rejected it when I turned 16. Since then I have been somewhat of a cat among the pidgeons. Being a conservative in Canada is not a pleasant task and most if not all of friends and colleagues are liberals. In 2005 I felt that Canada really didn't offer me much anymore - I am in the film industry and unless you played the government liberal game very well your chance to do the projects you liked were quite slim. 90% of all Canadian production depends on some kind of government money and those monies are all earmarked for liberal projects regardless of who is in power. I had worked primarily for Americans, who although were liberal, were quite keen on talent and a real sense of meritocracy. So I applied for a green card, got it and moved my family to the US in 2007. It was truly a dream come true. I loved it here and felt completely at home in Hollywood. Yes, tons of liberals, but they weren't dependent on government monies to get things done and as long as I smiled and agreed with whatever they were saying politically all was good. When Obama was elected in 2008 i was stunned. I reallly didn't believe the republic would go for someone so far to the left and I really started to feel the same chill I had felt in Canada - an odd nightmare scenario was unfolding; the Us was becoming Canada light. I was completely thrown by the pundits on the right who were quite easy on Obama - yes some were vocal, but they were being called extreme and far right nut jobs - all typical Canadian type lingo I had heard all my life. Mark Steyn, a fellow landsman, was brought up on hate crimes for his free speech in Canada - it was beyond shameful but par for the course in Canada and I could see the same dymanic was beginning to form here in the US. The alarm bells against Obama were not crazy. Liberalism is very sneaky and once it takes hold it is almost impossible to get rid of it. Look at how the republicans decided to tackle Obama; they became paralyzed. They took empeachment off the table. To fight someone like Obama and that class of thinking you need a brawler. There is no other way. Romney was too nice. Kasich, too nice. Bush: to entrenched in political niceties. Rubio, too young and not tough enough. All others would be labelled as kooks and failures. Liberalism is not nice, it is poison. Trump was ONLY one who had something no one else had: True American Personal success - full stop. He was the embodiment of everything that makes America great; rugged individualism, and the understanding that the individual is far more important, productive and ingenious than a faculty lounge full of intellectuals. It was because of him that I decided to become a citizen and vote because I finally felt that the American dream was truly once again possible and these terrible years could be reversed. I say this with tears in my eyes because I was beginning to feel that no one believed in the idea of America anymore or at least would openly declare full throated why this is the greatest place on earth. I voted yesterday and it was one of the most joyful experiences of my life. I feel deeply honored and blessed to be part of your republic and feel that becoming an American citizen and having my family become citizens is the greatest thing I have ever accomplished. I am so overwhelmed by last night. It was the most beautiful dream come true.

God bless you all!

Posted by: Bonedaddi at November 09, 2016 05:04 PM (dE9Jm)

915 I'm a political junkie so I had all my stuff out too, Iphone, iPad, TV, etc. I decided I wasn't gonna watch MeAgain Kelly and watched Fox Business instead. Those guys are funny as hell. Ate an entire box of Magnum Ice Cream bars and a bag of chips. Hubby did not want to know so I kept him in the dark, I was responsible for texting all my friends and my kid anytime something happened, at around 2:00 a.m. my husband walks in in his underwear stares at the TV, I started to tell him and he just shushed me and turned around and walked out. I never had a OMG he won moment since I dozed off before his speech and woke up half way through. I'm still kind of numb since I was a Cruz person and voted for Trump just because I didn't want Hillary.

Posted by: Jaimo at November 09, 2016 05:06 PM (9U1OG)

916 Concerned. Because I did not like either of the candidates.

However when it started to look like he was going to take FL, and then actually did take OH, I got out the popcorn.

I bounced between one liberal MSM channel to another, just to watch and hear the anguish. I did not know how it would turn out, but I relished in watching these people who dare to look down on us, who dare to tell us what they deem they think we should know, who spit on our beliefs, squirm and even cry. I chuckled when they decried that it was racism. I rolled my eyes when they declared it was the uneducated that did this, and I laughed out loud when they choked on the words with the realization that all their nudging, biased reporting, misleading, and even outright lies over the past year and more had amounted to failure.

It was pure entertainment.

Posted by: sippin_bourbon at November 09, 2016 05:16 PM (5Z34V)

917 Tuesday nights, I have rehearsal for a community choir I belong to. This group is about as Pro-Hillary a group as you will find, because it consists of self selected attention seekers who abjure church choirs, many of whom are big fans of Broadway show tunes IYKWIMAITYD.

The rehearsal runs from 8 to 10 PM. When we walked in the door, our Director had a basket on the piano, and he made everybody turn off his phone and place it in the basket, because we had a lot of work to do, and he didn't want to deal with people refreshing their phones constantly.

So I was locked in a room with a hundred rabid Hillary Clinton fans for two hours, while they were cut off from all outside information. Rehearsal ran long, so at 10:30, everybody ran to the basket, retrieved their phones, and turned them back on.

Up to that point, I was pretty sure that Trump would lose. I was prepared for Florida to go Donk early, and to spend the rest of the night pinning my hopes on Pennsylvania, only to be disappointed some time after midnight.

But when all of those phones turned on, and there was no hooting and hollering, and in fact, there was no discussion of the election at all, I knew.

I knew.

I went home and told my wife that Donald Trump was a 100% Mortal Lock, and that there was no way he could lose. The NYT widget still had Trump at about 55% likely, but I had seen it in the faces of 100 Hillary supporters, who had all figured it out in the same instant. Hillary was going to lose, and Donald Trump was going to be the next President of the United States.

Posted by: Gridlock at November 09, 2016 05:26 PM (hmj8n)

918 @914 This was one of the best things I read all day!

Posted by: PRNDL at November 09, 2016 05:30 PM (2Ynt1)

919 Spent the evening here...with a few other tabs open.

Sipping Grangestone Single Malt Sherry Finish to take the edge off butterflies. New what needed to happen, but anxious. Never believed the polls, but had to resist excitement...never know about those "missing baskets" or ballots hot off the press.

NYT widget cool, but wary. NYT after all. Kept going back to it anyway...watched it move in Trump's direction....and staying there. Wait, what?.... Okay to get excited yet? Drudge called it early. Then HQDesk. But not truly official yet. *sigh* More Grangestone.

Seemed like lots of waiting for it to be truly called. Actually went and turned on MSM TV (muted)...switched around to see what the counts were. Couldn't bring myself to listen to them...faces priceless, tho'. Turned it off...back to the Horde. Finally exhaled when I caught Trump speech on YouTube. Needless to say, a wee dram to celebrate.

Longtime lurker, first time commenting. Thanks for the hospitality!



Posted by: DeplorableMe at November 09, 2016 05:32 PM (F+hCy)

920 324 Then - irony of ironies - John King on CNN (who seems fairly intelligent, actually) did his wall map thing, with Wolfenblitzen acting as emcee, drilling down on those three big states. Saw his act 2 or 3 times over 1 hour.

Each time, King's very delicate dance to avoid saying "it's over" - clearly under orders to not say so - got a little less delicate. By the last time, you could just about see him choking back what he was thinking - "look, idiots, I just showed you, it's over, there are no votes outstanding to chance PA or WI!".

Posted by: rhomboid at November 09, 2016 02:36 PM (QDnY+)


We watched CNN, too, and thought that King did a good job. I'm a math nerd so his explanations appealed to me. Even Wolf Blitzer wasn't too bad.

I don't think that King had the authority to call states and he seemed frustrated at times that the backroom number crunchers wouldn't make the call. You're right about him doing everything he could to show that the path to a win for Hillary was rapidly shrinking.

CNN's commentary stunk though. Dana Bash and a few others had brains but clowns like Van Jones sucked all the IQ points out of the room.

Posted by: Michael the Deplorable TEXIT at November 09, 2016 05:32 PM (nvMvs)

921 De-lurking just to ask: What is the appropriate pudding to dip my balls in today?
Vanilla? Tapioca? Bitterscotch? Lolz!
America dodged a bullet, I don't think many folks know just how close they came to utter disaster.

Posted by: 5Cats at November 09, 2016 05:39 PM (afIvp)

922 Personally, I went in thinking Trump had a decent chance. I believed the shy trump thing was real and there was some recent polling in the 3 key swing states, FL, OH, NC, that showed him with a lead. But I was actually thinking it would be CO and NH that would most likely give him the win... with PA and MI as an upset plan B. I was even more hopeful seeing how the campaign was adding last minute rallies in MI and PA. (BTW, I don't know why they sent him to VA... Not close there. Looking at the data, his people should have known that was out of reach.)

Florida had me very worried the week before and during election day I felt queasy as I heard on Hannity that the campaign was trying to get the word out for Panhandle people to GET THE FUCK OUT AND VOTE. When returns started rolling in I was glued to the raw numbers coming in from the sunshine state; I didn't even bother watching the other states until Florida looked to be locked in. It kept udating every few minutes and Trumps lead kept growing and growing, until it reached around 150k, and then never dipped much lower than 130K or so.

Ohio, I was pretty confident was safe (He'd been leading by a good margin most of the summer). NC, I was iffy, but when they were soon called after Florida, I was officially optimistic. Not cautiously optimistic. Just plain optimistic.

..And when they had the SURPRISE call that WI was Trumps... I was through the roof! I knew it was going to be a President Trump at that point, I was just waiting for wins elsewhere to confirm it.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 09, 2016 05:40 PM (Uy6ri)

923 I "watched" on my tablet, can't stand the sound part of an election and would rather just skip from site to site and read returns and commentary. Gave up early and watched TV. Then my brother called and started yelling the returns at me, and it was bubbles and stunned disbelief and euphoria from then on. Woke up early this morning and hardly dared to look at the tablet in case it wasn't true. Lots of butthurt here at work today among the young folks. But I'm still in joy.

In 2004 I went to bed on the night after election day, still amazed and thankful that John Kerry hadn't won. I thought, "Now I lay me down to sleep..." and then popped into my head, "Bush is Pres, and Cheney VEEP!" Tonight it will be the same; only the names have cha-aa-eeenged...(bon jovi)

Posted by: skywch at November 09, 2016 05:41 PM (atNFF)

924

RE: NYT forecast widget.

I concur, it was pretty nifty. As a web programmer, I am impressed with all the work that went into getting that right. One criticism I have, though, is the way the probability numbers would start at zero and quickly go up in "real-time". That was phony and done for effect. Every time I'd refresh the page I'd see that >95% start back at 50% and go back to where it was. Gave me brief moments of anxiety wondering if something changer to lower the result.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 09, 2016 05:55 PM (Uy6ri)

925 Now I can go back in time and watch all it in narrative order. From the Trump announcement, to the last debate. I guess sometimes, I like to know the ending before I invest mental energy in a story.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 09, 2016 05:58 PM (UHLlC)

926 I was expecting this to get called swift and brutal. I watched everything on Twitter, because I don't have cable, and even if I did, I don't need to watch a bunch of blow-dried assholes repeat the same shit six times in seven minutes.

But then the midwest returns came in, and Minnesota was too close to call.

Minnesota.

At which point, everyone I follow on twitter retweeted this, with some variation of "huh?" or "Say what now?" And that's when everyone realized:

* Florida hadn't been called yet.
* Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, hadn't been called yet.
* VIRGINIA hadn't been called yet.

I live in Maryland. Maryland got called quick. Maryland last went GOP for Reagan. But Minnesota? Minnesota hasn't gone GOP in the entirety of my lifetime.

And it didn't this time, either. But it was really close. And as they marched across Florida, PA, Ohio, with the rest of the midwest save Illinois and Indiana hanging there like Schroedinger's Electoral College, I began to intuit that Trump might win this thing.

And the more swing states ended up in his column, the more "is this fucking happening?" everyone on Twitter got.

When Wisconsin was called, and Michigan and Minnesota still not called, I knew that the fat lady was warming up. I stayed up for Fox to call Pennsylvania and then I slept for all of three hours before I had to get up for work.

My brain is exhausted, and I'm still laughing in disbelief when I utter the phrase "Donald Trump is going to be the next President of the United States," but holy sweet Mother of God am I glad that HRC is not picking Scalia's replacement.

Posted by: JIBBLE BIBBLE ARGLE BARGLE at November 09, 2016 06:00 PM (qw0uM)

927 I had a day off yesterday but I had no plans to watch Hillary winning easily. My rage about Trump being the nominee has been constant since May.

I voted for him but knew he would lose. Around 9 my brother texted me saying Trump was way up in FL. I was glued to the TV till 2am. The shock made sleep impossible.

Not a wink of sleep and a 12 hr shift today.

Posted by: Rachel at November 09, 2016 06:07 PM (5nnkx)

928 My reaction was like many here- I believed in theory that he could win but I was prepared for disappointment. I also was watching the NYT gauge and drinking beers chatting with the Morons. It became evident prett early with VA that this was going somewhere. I stayed up for the whole thing until 4 am , thankfully light workload today. I am so happy!!

Posted by: Dr Zaius MD at November 09, 2016 06:16 PM (xFKZn)

929 Prices just dropped on ammo. Frelling price gougers....glad I didn't panic buy just to add to the pile.

Sadly, WA state just passed some anti-gun crap. Not as bad as Cali but going to take a lot of cash to push back against Bill Gates and Bloomberg out here.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 09, 2016 06:23 PM (UHLlC)

930 I was at a watch party hosted by the County Commissioner candidate I worked so hard for.

He won, by a bigger margin than he wanted for a mandate. I had to leave early for work the next day, but we were a happy bunch. The early vote had me behind in my election.

We all have a shared history of fighting for conservative candidates, stopping stupid school bond issues, and working to support our Constitution Bee. I focused on the stories and camaraderie. We all had robust plan Bs.

We are over the moon today.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 09, 2016 06:32 PM (u82oZ)

931 I thought Trump would win but I was extremely nervous because of the polls. Then I thought the Dems would steal PA, because of the amount of fraud they'd committed there in the past. I didn't let go of that until Hillary conceded.

Posted by: Norrin radd at November 09, 2016 06:32 PM (E9YQe)

932 I voted and turned the election off.
I did not find out who won till 1128 EST and was surprised.
Pleasantly surprised to be exact.

Posted by: obsidian at November 09, 2016 06:33 PM (ARK2U)

933 I live in Studio City, a very liberal enclave between North Hollywood and Hollywood Hills, and am an apartment dweller. I drank the kool-aid in 2012 and thought Governor Romney had a chance; hopes which were dashed when the folks in the apartment downstairs started cheering at 7PM PST after the networks called it for the president.

in 2016, took a nap until about 6:30PM, went to Fox News and Ace, and had a very enjoyable evening. I'm not a Trump fan and didn't vote for him, but I was at the Pentagon during the first Clinton administration and know how bad it was. I know Hillary would have been disaster for the republic. I hope Mr. Trump won't be and have hopes that he'll govern like Reagan and be as successful.

And, last night, about 11:30PM PST, when Fox finally called it for Trump, I didn't dance on the floor, just to let the guys downstairs know about it. I have to live here.

Thanks, Ace. Next payday I'll send $100 your way.

Posted by: Carlosincalifornia at November 09, 2016 06:34 PM (HZeNj)

934 I hate to be cliche but....

"I'm still not sure I fully believe any of this."

'and that is why you fail.'

I once had a book, How to Get Rich on the Obvious, and one story stood out: the author went into a bowling alley and saw every lane in use and lots of people lined up - he went out and bought stock in bowling equipment companies. He returned every week until he saw open lanes, he sold all the stock and made a killing.

You don't get information about this country by people that spend all their time in little corners of it. You do it by going out to the bowling allies, the taverns, the Walmart's and Target's.

If you spent time in America, it was apparent the bowling alley was full...Starbucks? not so much.

Posted by: Tracy Coyle at November 09, 2016 06:38 PM (SXT9g)

935 He is the messenger... not the message...
Posted by: Don Q. at November 09, 2016 03:04 PM (qf6WZ)

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Exactly. Now lets see how the globalist and progressives handle the message.

Posted by: William Eaton at November 09, 2016 06:39 PM (MuTTO)

936 For me the greatest feeling is knowing that America is not corrupt, not doomed. When Obama won in 2012 I felt betrayed by my countrymen. How could they do that, after seeing what he had done in his first term? How could they pick him over a decent, competent man like Romney?

This election has redeemed America.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 09, 2016 06:42 PM (VIbVa)

937 I voted at 6:45am, as you do... long day at work.

husband texting through the day about high turnout

I think "whatever"

Get home, think about watching some Rifftrax I had just bought, but decided to wait til the weekend. Played apps, put MST3K on in the background, and said "I'll post this last pic of otters on facebook and not read anything." Before I fell asleep, I heard Vermont had been called (and maybe two more states) thought whatever. I figured Hillary would win, so might as well get sleep.

Woke up before 3am.

Played apps for a while, and thought "where would the safe place to go be... I know... AoS!"

And I saw the skulls.

I said WHAT

and then checked news sites

I said WHAT

and then woke up my husband to tell him. He said he knew.

then I played a prank on my first kid to get up for school.

Anyway, I've still not gotten to celebrate the AoS way because I'm teaching a class in an hour and won't get home til 11pm. So I guess that's the sad part of my story. I've got a conference to go to tomorrow. That will be interesting.

Posted by: meep at November 09, 2016 06:44 PM (DQqnz)

938 I was in a funk on Monday, dreading President Hillary, woke up Tuesday feeling fabulous and uncaring of the result. Stayed in that frame of mind until about 5:00 p.m. Then, I started feeling nervous as a kitten. Could not watch the returns at all until 9 p.m., watching instead a hideous Law and Order episode, and a very so-so Hallmark movie. Finally, my friends and family started texting me their happiness. I checked in, saw MI, WI, PA and NH not yet called. Told them, "hey, quit celebrating. She is still going to steal the election."

Glorious day. Happy to be wrong. So far lol. Who knows what ballots are being meticulously created today? Never, ever trust these people.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at November 09, 2016 06:55 PM (RHjCR)

939 What I did is documented on the election threads.

I put together a spread sheet. I designated everything that Romney had won by at least 10% as Red and similarly for Blue. I fudged a little, putting MO as Red, since it was +9.4%, and nobody was talking about it being questionable. Add up the EVs, and you have Trump 163, Hillary 190.

That left 14 states to decide the election: AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OH, PA, VA, WI.

There had been media hype about AZ & GA being in play, but Romney won them by 9.1% and 7.8%, and I didn't see compelling polls to back up the hype, so I put them in the Red column.

I think of IA as a Blue state, but the polls gave Trump a consistent, clear, and decisive win there, so I put IA in the Red category.

OH is always a battleground "decider" state, but the polls showed that it was clearly Trump's this time. It went in the Red column.

I had heard good things about MI, MN, and WI, but saw no polling to back it up at all. Given their Blue history, I put them in the Blue column.

VA can sometimes go Red, but the polls were pretty clear that it wasn't going that way this time, so that went in the Blue column.

So far, that was Trump 215, Hillary 240, with the remaining 6 states up for grabs. I saw them as toss-ups in the polls, and since I expected Trump to overperform vs the polls that were still somewhat rigged against him, I assumed that most of them would go for Trump.

So depending on how those 6 went, Trump had a real shot, and I could make NO prediction as to how it would go. If a huge number of deplorable unlikely voters showed up, beyond any voter fraud going on, then Trump was our next President. That seemed a perfectly reasonable scenario - a good THEORY, but one that needed to be tested against reality. The 6 were FL, NC, PA, CO, NV, NH.

Working through the combinations, I determined a good way to think about it was to view them as 3 big states, and 3 small. If he won all three big ones, he wins; if he lost one, he would need some of the little guys, how many depended on how big of a big state was missed.

At any rate, I predicted ahead of time that this race could easily go either way (I kind of saw it going for Trump, but wasn't confident). Apparently I - having done my homework - was WAY AHEAD of They Who Never Tire of Being Wrong, who had everybody thinking that Hillary was in, and trump was a long shot. Today, these idiots were calling it an "upset".

By the time Trump won, my only real surprise was WI, although I was on pins and needles over my crucial 6 that could have gone either way. I think I heard that Trump got MI too, since then.

Now we get to hear people opine about WHY this happened, when if it had gone just a LITTLE differently in just a state or two, the result would have been different. It was practically a flip of the coin.

Posted by: Optimizer at November 09, 2016 06:58 PM (EnK/R)

940 I'm a very infrequent commenter here or the fb group, mainly because the rest of y'all say it much wittier (and threads are pushing 1000 by the time I get a break to comment)

But this place (and on fb) has been my refuge, other than talking with my husband. We live in New York, and are surrounded by the usuals....and I work in CT, which is ...well, as I mentioned earlier, tomorrow's business conference is going to be interesting.

I've followed Ace for over a decade now, and it's nice to have a place to feel comfortable. YAY ACE!

Posted by: meep at November 09, 2016 07:10 PM (DQqnz)

941 I was numb as I settled in to watch the election results, like a Dead Man Walking. As the night went on, I was still dreading the inevitable defeat, but had fun with the Morons. Then, things that should have been overwhelming wins for Hildebeest took longer and longer to show results, and were either close or became wins for Trump. I had to finally go to sleep before PA got called and Trump's victory speech, but after Podesta told the weeping children to go home, I went to bed hopeful. And then woke up to unbelievable good news. I'm still numb, but in a good way.

Posted by: Browncoat formerly known as Mike at November 09, 2016 08:11 PM (o38N1)

942 Mainly, I watched Pennsylvania, wondering if Brandon's faith in it would be vindicated. Sure enough...

I'd given up hope in June. I tried not to care. I wasn't thrilled with Trump; I really wasn't thrilled with Hillary.

In California you either vote for or against Hillary. Trump wasn't going to win, so I went third party. In Utah, my dad had been thinking McMullin for a while, but pulled the lever for Trump. The prospect of Hillary was too dire.

Most in the family understood; a couple are not handling the news well. One's a professor and voted for HRC; another's a young at-home Mom who was Johnson or Die and spamming us with petitions to end the electoral college. She's rampaging on Facebook. I ain't touching it with a ten-foot firewall.

Posted by: sulla at November 09, 2016 08:33 PM (0GucZ)

943 I felt humble before the Lord. I gave Trump no chance. Mea culpa. Mea maximum culpa.

Posted by: whatmeworry? at November 09, 2016 08:59 PM (dZGNV)

944 I changed up my entire routine and voted early...have never done that in my life. I hoped to see a sea of red shirts at the polling place and all I saw was blue. So I was fairly defeated and really had made peace with it so I wouldn't have a nervous breakdown last night. I flipped channels and followed twitter and Ace posted the NYT speedometer when it flipped over 50% for Trump. Then Florida went. I was in shock. And then all I could think of is I wonder what Andrew Breitbart would have thought about this...

Posted by: dixiegal88 at November 09, 2016 09:05 PM (skqYQ)

945 I was in shock that millions of people felt the same way I do.
Florida was the first big hurdle. Boy, was that stressful! I nearly lost half the lining of my stomach.

Then Wisconsin came in. Wowie. When they moved MN to toss up I knew either I was dreaming, someone was lying to me, or we were really in uncharted territory.

Posted by: Martell at November 09, 2016 09:51 PM (Qmwmf)

946 Great thread Ace. Copy theae and make a book out of them.... I went to bed at 10pm, not really wanting to endure what I thought was inevitable Hillary win. I woke up at 2 a.m. and promised myself that I wouldn't look on my smartphone and see what was going on. I opened a magazine and started reading it and after about 15 minutes I said screw it and I opened up the Drudge Report. "Let the people rule!" said the headline and I just started yelling and scrambling to turn on the tv ...the rest they say - is history

Posted by: Indiana Dave at November 09, 2016 10:10 PM (w8MM2)

947 Let me start off by saying this has, without a doubt, been the worst year of my life. I have spent most of the year (and half of last year) in a state of anger, depression and alienation from everything outside of my family I cared about or identified with; the country was a progressive nightmare, my Southern identity and heritage were singled out for Nazification, and the Establishment that had abetted or even supported all of this was in control of the only viable means of resistance. Later, I found out that about half of the few people I thought were on my side had completely different goals and priorities, and had been merely tolerating my "Constitution worship" all this time while they opposed the Establishment for other reasons. Worse, they picked the one person I believed to have no chance against Hillary.

Since Trump's win in the primaries, I had been in mourning for the inevitable loss of any hope that the country I loved was ever going to be worth anything ever again. Then my father was diagnosed with colon cancer (we later found out it thankfully hadn't metastasized) and finally in September my 11 year old nephew died from a brain aneurysm we never even knew existed, the worst day in the lives of my entire immediate family.

By election day I was already a broken man, and simply expected an anti-climatic end to this nightmare and the beginning of a worse one. After getting off work and voting (very reluctantly) for Trump, I took a nap until 8:20. Like Ace, I was expecting to lose decisively and hoped it would be over quickly. I felt a deep sense of foreboding when I saw that my state, Georgia, had still not been called. I knew, however, that Georgia was now a swing-state and that could be due to an abundance of caution. Then I looked at another indicator state, I think it was Pennsylvania; Trump was behind by double digits, and Philadelphia and Pittsburgh still had plenty of votes left. I maintained my gloomy outlook, cursing the fates that I couldn't even drink myself into oblivion because I had work tomorrow.

Then something strange happened; the states were not being called, the other shoe was not dropping. Completely burnt out on hope, I expected this was just a cruel poke by the fates. Then someone mentioned the live New York Times odds thingie.....

Gradually, as the night wore on, I had a small glimmer of hope for the first time in months; I even found myself feeling elation in anticipation for the defeat of Hillary and joy at the possibility, however slight, of salvaging something from this year. When it finally happened I felt an immense sense of relief and was even happy for the first time in ages.

I'm not going to lie, I still hate Trump and am not remotely enthused about his Presidency and what it means for conservatism. I know I'll be facing and empowered, post-conservative populist wing allied with the Establishment and expecting people like me to bend over or suffer for our defiance. And for personal reason this is still the worst year of my life.

But I now have a glimmer of hope for my country; it will be a difficult and thankless job, but we have a chance preserve and restore America as a "Shining City on the Hill," a Republic with Constitutionally limited government and proud citizens.

I'm sorry for the essay, I guess I needed to get a lot off my chest, even if nobody reads it.

Posted by: lowtech redneck at November 09, 2016 10:15 PM (egK2C)

948 I honestly had no idea what was going to happen. I voted for Johnson because I'm in a very red state and I had that luxury, but I prefer literally anyone to Hillary Clinton. I had a feeling that enthusiasm was in Trump's corner and that turnout would probably favor him. I was convinced that The Wilder Effect was in play, therefore the polls were wrong. But like Ace said, I was still traumatized by 2012. Also, I was watching with a friend who kept literally saying, "Let's not all start sucking each other's dicks just yet!" right up until they called it for Trump. I didn't even let myself think it until it became pretty clear that he was going to win FL. Even then, I still couldn't let myself believe that Hillary Clinton was going down.

AND THEN SHE WENT DOWN SO HARD. I polished off a whole bottle of whiskey by myself. The first half was due to nerves and the second half was in celebration.

So I guess we can all start sucking each other's dicks now!

Posted by: mississippigirl at November 09, 2016 10:30 PM (gU+iw)

949 I was at a client's house when the early wins starting coming in and thought that was a good start. I starting watching earnestly after dinner. At one point, it looked like Clinton was ahead in Texas?! I started for the whiskey bottle, but then it flipped back into the red. When Trump picked up Ohio, Florida and put up a good fight in Virginia, I started to hope. Every electoral win Clinton got after that struck small tremors of fear. I finally went to bed at 12am knowing Trump needed 20 votes with MI and PA still in the balance. I figured Trump would win or it would go to the House of Reps. Listening the radio I heard he picked up PA and that was the match! After 8 years of listening to that lightweight fool babbling in the White House and fucking up everything he touched, I fell asleep with a smile knowing tomorrow was a New Day in America.

Posted by: maximus at November 10, 2016 10:18 AM (T3hOB)

950 Posted by: lowtech redneck at November 09, 2016 10:15 PM (egK2C)

I read it.

Posted by: Deathknyte at November 10, 2016 11:45 AM (8UBF1)

951 What a marvelous thread!

Posted by: mac at November 11, 2016 02:56 PM (eI49Y)

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