wait what?

Barack Obama Is President … of AMERICA

Whoa.
With the West Coast polls closed and Obama already holding 220, including Virginia … well, you can count, even if you’re very wasted right now. California has 55 electoral votes, Washington state has 11, Hawaii has 4, and Oregon has 7. You can add that to 220 electoral votes CNN says he has right now. We have a new president. His name is Barack Obama.

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  • DoctorCulturae

    I’m a blubbering mess!

  • rambone

    And now I do my happy dance!

  • Sean O

    YES WE DID! PRESIDENT OBAMA

  • Strongy O&#39

    Finally, dear Mary and Jesus it’s been a long road

  • tacodeluxe

    Fuck yeah

  • DieOnTheTurnpike

    WOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!1!!!1!!!!111!!!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …b-b-but what about Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright and Tony Rezko?!?!?!

  • Local Moran

    WE DID IT!

  • zirconia

    Yes. Oh, yes.

  • sewingmyfish

    YES!!!

  • etherspirit

    YES WE CAN!

  • ironyisoverrated

    As a white man who grew up in Hyde Park, attended a 95% African American High School and voted for Hopey last week, all I have to say is…

    Hell yeah bitches….hell yeah

  • bhosp

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Fuck you, old man.

  • DoctorCulturae

    THEY CALL HIM MISTER PRESIDENT!!!!!1!

  • poptimist

    I cried- Im such a girl!

  • Dreadful Gate

    Oh, thank you, Muricans!

    I will never call you fat racist stupid fuckwads again.

    Sincerely,

    A Canadian

  • OzoneTom

    Good enough for me.

  • simetrias

    Tim Russert, this one is for you (Brokaw, Williams)

  • bhosp

    I left out: Back to the flour mill, pappy. The interests can take care of theyselfs.

  • HottMcClellan

    Oh. My. God. I am so incredibly hopeful and happy. No snark

  • ManchuCandidate

    Congratulations US America (well, the non racist parts of it.)

    From my little part of Canada City.

  • surplusj

    Aaaaand Wonkette just made me cry.

  • tonehedge

    USA USA USA USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • simetrias

    Brokaw is making eloquent statement. Wow, I am moved.

  • El Bombastico

    SLAUGHTER THE BULL!!!

  • graceless

    President Bear Bear…

  • Mara47

    Yes, Virginia, there is a reason to live! Jesus H. Fucking Christ! Ww did it!

  • LegsAkimbo

    Yay! Finally one for the good guys.

  • DoctorCulturae

    Let the anonymous sex begin….

  • Giant Robot

    Thank GOD!!!!!!!

  • Rukasu

    SI SE PUEDE!

  • Dubya’s Pusha Man

    I can’t believe the Democrats blew it ag….wait, what? We won?

    Sweet Jesus Almighty….thank God.

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    Drink now in a happy way.

  • Constitutional Riots

    Sign Sealed Delivered He Won!!!!!!!!
    Tonight we are finally all Americans!!!!!!!!!

  • facehead

    The most historic blingee ever.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dubya’s Pusha Man

    Also, for what it’s worth, horns honking, people cheering in the streets in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Huge reaction, obviously.

  • velvet_turnip

    Its 5 am in Germany,I’m so tired/wasted….and happy.YESE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • redshoejess

    no shit? awesome. thank you, VA. :-) staying up until 4am in London was totally worth it.

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    Eat pretzels W.

  • WadISay

    Fox News call him Chicago’s “Home Town Boy”. Nice.

  • DieOnTheTurnpike

    Hyde Park footage is un-fucking-believable!

  • fuckinredneck

    Today we are all Walnuts!!!

  • glamourdammerung

    Fuck yeah.

    Also, Ron Paul stayed flat.

  • Giant Robot

    C’mon Indiana, NC, c’mon board….

  • schvitzatura

    There is a distinct lack of sirens on Drudge.

    HENNNGH?

  • Dr. Zoidberg

    Oh hell YEAH!!

  • rocktonsammy

    SUCK IT FOX

  • whatever_dc

    we fucking won…how the fuck did that happen?

    as a white man who grew up in houston texas to believe that the “n” word was just part of the conversation i’m so fucking proud to see this day and to have been a part of achieving it. i honor president-elect obama! i honor myself!

    no snark here for once! i LOVE AMERICA!!!!

  • lizardmess

    YES WE CAN.

    I’m cheering and bawling.

  • KevoTron

    YES. Seattle approves.

  • quixoticfilibuster

    OMG OMG!!! *Totally crying*

  • hockeymom

    Look at the faces.
    This is a beautiful day.

  • Giant Robot

    [re=165696]Mara47[/re]: Jesus Hussein Christ? I like how that sounds…

  • Worlds End

    :)

  • aristoggle

    Oh my God!!! I wish I were in Atlanta at Ebenezer Baptist Church!!! Dr. King has to be smilin’ down on us …

    Pax Hominibus, y’all!

  • MameDennis

    WAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DoD
  • messickc

    YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!! YES WE DID!!

  • dilhavarti

    GOD DAMN IT I LOVE AMERICA!!!

    People are lighting off fireworks!!!!

  • PengIn

    High fucking five.

    Hells yeah.

    (subtle fist pump)

  • Giant Robot

    Gotta go wake up my kid… I’ll be right back!!!!

  • james_cambridge

    I can’t believe this shit….I’m gonna cry too. I’m such a homo.

    How the fuck can I continue to look down on middle America now?

    Holy fucking Jeebus!!!!

  • tremendous

    no snark. i’m a little teary. even these right wing guests on the bbc being all grumpy losers can’t bring me down.

  • Them

    I wish I had kids so that I could tell them I was there when…

    That said, I’ll miss the gift that kept on giving that was Sarah Palin.

  • ellie

    Thank God Almighty.

  • memzilla

    DEAR REPUBLICANS:

    Fail.

    — Sincerely,
    The Rest of the Entire World

  • wheelie

    Congratulations America and good job!

    http://www.foxnews.com/

  • OffTheRecord

    Oh god. I cannot stop crying. I feel like my country came back to me.

  • Giant Robot

    I shook his hand when he was in NH. Then I chewed him out on his Latin America policy but I was respectful about it…

  • WeDeserveThisFate

    I am more proud of being American than I have ever been in my life. The streets of Brooklyn are alive with shouts and cheers. Also.

  • tinybubbles

    Good has triumphed! Yes! Yes! Yes!
    Thank you, America from the bottom of my heart. Joy doesn’t even come close to describe what I’m feeling!!!!!

  • foog

    I for one salute our new terrorist fist-bumping muslin overlord.

  • btwbfdimho
  • More_bitterer

    Hah I can go from cynical prepared to be depressed drinking to happy rainbow unicorn drinking.

  • simetrias

    Just overwhelmed.

  • ServiceJervixJuice

    AAAAAAAHHHHHHH……HA-HA-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!I CAN NEVER TYPE IN ANYTHING BUT CAPS AGAIN…..!!!

  • yourwildhorses

    nightmare. over.

  • Neilist

    OUTSTANDING!

    Now, with all of the Clinton people Barack is going to bring in “to effect change,” it looks like intern blowjobs, insider trading, and permitting genocide are BACK ON THE MENU!

  • Giant Robot

    [re=165731]PengIn[/re]: Five!!

  • wade williams

    does youtube have sean hannity s head exploding like the guy in scanners?!?!

  • Neon Trotsky

    HUZZAH FOR HOPEY!!!

  • Weeping Jesus

    I literally have not cried since my dog died a long time ago. I might have to call in sick tomorrow to let my eyes unpuff.

  • palmerdawg

    WE DID IT! WE DID IT! WE DID IT! YES WE DID IT! YES WE FUCKING DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • automandc

    Where the white wimmin’ at? I can haz reparations now?

  • Custerwolf

    OBAMA – LOVE YA BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BigLar

    No snark, just relief from me here out in northeast bumfuck Afghanistan. Pres. Obama, just don’t forget about the help you promised us out here.
    And please, PLEASE, all you commenters get drunk as hell and have massive amount of sex for us out here!

  • RobPetrified

    Fireworks are exploding all over Orlando.
    Including my house.
    BOOM!
    This is a very proud day for the USA!
    Yes, WE can!

  • Bill_TX

    Thank you God, and Fuck you Drudge!

  • Giant Robot

    FL called for Obama, bitches!!

  • smellyal8r

    Done. Decisively. Not just CA and PA, but VA as well with FL still to come. Thank God. The LONG national nightmare is over.

  • Roger Mexico, Actuary

    why didn’t i go out tonight?

  • chascates

    McCain has called to concede!

  • faketree78

    AMERICA…in the tank!!!

  • selfevaluation

    wow. wooow.

  • thecip

    /creates wonkette account out of joy

    congrats unicorn, and america

  • Que Sera Sarah

    I’m not ashamed to be American anymore! This is a huge deal for me.

    Tearing up a little bit, no lie.

  • Pop Socket

    Fox News is claiming Obama as half white. And says he isn’t a radical. Little too late to start kissing ass.

  • Nathalie08

    We did it!!!!!

  • Nigerian Business Executive

    Congratulations, America! Canada salutes you … for now …

  • PerhapsSo

    I’m crying in my living room and getting all snotty, which is a guaranteed way to assure that I don’t get any of the free libtard sex that I covet.

  • HeelingToPort

    OMG – I am in seventh heaven – *please* don’t fuck this up, Mr. Obama – We really do need a change!!!

  • whiteasasheet

    I feel better already.

  • Itsjustme

    [re=165667]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: THEY are in the tank!

  • Dave J.

    Yay. I have the happy. My neighbors are shooting off fireworks. What an incredible night.

  • ivenson

    Crying my fucking eyes out…

    Amazing. Thanks for voting your conscience, all you folks who we annoyed during your dinner hour.

    Wow.

  • DarkSynergy

    WE WON THIS MOTHER FUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMERICA FTW!

  • Wonks Adventure

    I’m going to be not sarcastic for a few seconds:

    out of the approximately 9400 days i’ve spent on this planet, this is one of the best.

    Let the jokes continue tomorrow. Tonight is no joke.

  • Neon Trotsky

    Also, I am so happy that VA pulled through for Obama! Looks like “Fake Virginia”>”Real Virginia”

  • lady katterly

    Thank you wonkette, thank you MoveOn, thank you NOW, thank you wonketters, thank you dems, thank you Obama.

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Can we forgive Ralph Nader yet? ummmmm, no not yet, not really.

    Gonna be a long hard slog to regain what’s been trashed in the past 8 years.

  • simetrias

    Oh, I feel like I am getting the country back. Country FIRST, yes.

  • Fiona K

    Thank you, thank you THANK YOU

    I’m half pisht on vintage champagne whooping it up on a Wednesday afternoon with a bunch of mates in Sydney Australia. Our old, faithful, found-dumped-on-the-street tv blew up last night and we had to madly race out this morning to buy a new one just so we could watch the coverage. It cost too much and is stupidly big and flat screened but WE ARE SO HAPPY!!

    From 80% of Strayans, THANK GOD FOR MERKA!

  • Nathan’sFamous

    Hot damn! Sounds like the fourth of july outside in seattle right now. Huzzah!

  • WeDeserveThisFate

    Tonight we are all unicorns!

  • brain meats

    I have no snark for this.
    THIS is AMAZING

    Human Beings For The WIN!

  • LuxMentis

    Yes we did. The result was well worth the wait.

  • Fact_Chucker

    MAZEL TOV, America, on your Bar Mitzvah! You’re not quite grown up yet, but hopefully you’re past those awkward adolescent years.

    Happy now.

  • Wugou

    America, fuck yeah!

  • edgydrifter

    For just this one night, at least, I am very fucking happy.

  • trondant

    YES WE DID!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …get the INDICTMENTS ready!!!

  • Ashley Todd Palin

    Montréal, Québec (even the French part) is crying tonight.

  • freeradical

    This is so awesome. I live in a very “muslin” building in Falls Church, and people are screaming off their balconies in joy – along with various fireworks. It’s awesome. I’ll bet its scaring the bitters.

  • Itsjustme

    [re=165763]Giant Robot[/re]: FUCK ME! I love the mean old USA!

  • JoeFannyPack

    McCain has him where he wants him!!!

  • Lemur

    SO HAPPY! :*)

  • rocktonsammy

    Wasn’t it just 40 years ago a brothers head was getting beat in, in Grant Park?

  • Strongy O&#39

    306 electoral votes and counting

  • El Bombastico

    The best part is that Barry can now govern via hologram, now that CNN has perfected the technology.

  • Crab1

    My neighbors in DC are shooting fireworks!

  • Serolf Divad

    Turn your TV dial and watch every African American commenter tear-up as he speaks of what’s just happened. It’s beautiful!

  • edgydrifter

    [re=165770]Que Sera Sarah[/re]: +1 My feelings exactly.

  • Itsjustme

    I’ll say it again, I love David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs!

  • Worlds End

    hopeyness for all

  • ProgHead777

    Halle-motherfucking-lujah.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    FUCK YA WE WIPED THE FLOOR WITH WALNUTS!!

  • stew

    Yahoooo! Pissed off all the right people in one fell swoop! Time to hit the Keystone.

  • InKnockYouUs

    B[re=165760]BigLar[/re]: BigLar this drink is for you

  • bhosp

    L is for landslide.

  • TheRealJimbo

    I ENDORSE BARACK OBAMA.

    There I said it and I stand buy it.

    I approve this message.

    Drinks are on me.

  • MrsNateSilver

    Crying my eyes out, just like everyone on CNN!!!

  • whiteasasheet

    FLORIDA! We’re taking the country back!

  • palmerdawg

    JAMAICA, WE LOVE OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Deepthroat

    I FUCKING LOVE YOU LIBERAL ELITIST COMMIE WONKETTE MOTHERFUCKERS SO MUCH!!!!!!11!

  • A-MinusList

    Rove: He’s not qualified, and amerika hasn’t been racist since the cosby show. FUCK YOU TURD BLOSSOM!

  • DarkSynergy

    This is easily in the top 3 days of my entire life. EVERYONE HERE, SAVOR THIS MOMENT! This is for all of us as American. Every last one of us has reason for hope.

  • columnv

    WAIT! J-Mc has BHO right where he wants him!!!

  • Lunchbox

    I love Miami…my neighbors are shooting off serious fucking fireworks!!

  • McCainsThirdNipple

    I can’t help but thinking.. FINALLY, that REAL America has won a Presidential race. We are no longer held hostage by the crazies in the boondocks that are scared of different things and different people.

  • a-petit dejeuner

    Barry just won Florida!

    Like everyone’s saying, this is an historic moment

  • Clancy_Pants

    What is this water pouring out of my eyes?

    I’m so proud of you America!

  • Vipper of Vipp

    One more Canadian here…

    Congratulations, America.

    And thanks.

  • angledge

    So what’s everyone doing tomorrow?

  • Que Sera Sarah

    [re=165784]Neon Trotsky[/re]: True that. Fake Virginia FTW.

  • WadISay

    The picture of the pretty Black young lady in Grant Park in tears. Oh my!

  • worrierqueen

    “The land of the free and the home of the BRAVE”

    Just when we humans had given up on Americans as self-centred, selfish, insular, xenophobic blundering giants, along with the other fundamentalist countries, dangerous but not serious (and those are the good points:), you go and shock and awe us all again. At a time when not one aboriginal australian is in Australia’s national parliament, Senate or house of representatives (Boo!, Shame Australia, Shame!), the USA elects its first black (post-black?) President of the United States of America. Incroyable! Congratulations to all citizens of whichever political persuasion for making this truly historic choice at a truly historic time. For the first time in a long time, you have given us all hope and if I may be permitted a liberty, we are all Americans tonight.

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Hooray For Anything

    Suck it ignorant, backwoods, fundamentalist, conservatives– it’s our country now.

  • DoctorCulturae

    Thank you dear Wonketeers for making this ugly painful hateful time easier to bear.

    omg Jesse Jackson is as much of a mess as I am!

  • tinybubbles

    [re=165760]BigLar[/re]: He will not forget you and neither will we. THANK YOU!!!!!!
    Oh, and sex, check.

  • Rukasu

    People are hootin ‘n a hollerin’ on Penn. Ave. on the hill

  • dano

    Imagine the furious paper shredding that will take place in Dick Cheney’s office between now and Jan. 20th.

  • totem71

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*Victory=Love

    Peace!

  • alaskan

    amazing race. congrats to everyone.

  • bhosp

    Poor Walnuts. But still, fuck you old man.

  • OffTheRecord

    My friends, Mac is on deck.

    And the fuckers are booing Obama. Suck it bitters.

  • Digdig

    The stupid shits in this country actually did it, I cant fucking believe it, Truck nutz for all my friends, woooooo hooooooo.

  • hobgoblin of little minds

    Oh hell yeah. WOOT to the muthafuckin’ WOOT!!!!! Fuck you Caribou Barbie and your bitter followers–go back to Wasilla and start a meth lab franchise!!!!!

    I’ve been reading wonkette for four years and I just want to thank you, the editors, for making this the best election season ever! too many drinks, snark turned into sappy-ness.

    Also, yeah Blingee!!!!!

  • JoeFannyPack

    Why is Tina Fey on stage with McCain?

  • Dave J.

    Classy McCain supporters booing Obama. Niiiiiice.

  • PerhapsSo

    McCain’s party people are booing my Hopey. They have no soul.

  • JohnnyMeatworth

    WALNUTS! gives up!!!!! 10:19 PM central time! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAA!!! WE WIN!

  • Midwest_Product

    The idiots booing McCain for acknowledging Obama’s victory are exactly why we won tonight. Thanks, idiots!

  • lada_sue

    Today we are all half-breed Muslins.

  • falat519

    Hopefully the last time I hear “my friends” om a speech

  • hockeymom

    Poor, sad, McCain.

  • HuskyMescan

    Thanks Wonkette, thanks to all the libtard sites, and special special thanks to Nate for keeping this muthafuckin shit real.

  • Graphictruth
  • Pop Socket

    McCain: The Blax done won.

  • a-petit dejeuner

    I almost feel sorry for Walnuts… It’s obvious that concession speech is killing him, and his supporters aren’t making it any easier.

  • KristaJulieva

    I dunno. This is kind of like the ’04 Red Sox. That crazy competitive series against the Yankees for the pennant…and then the anti-climactic four game blow out of my beloved Cardinals for the whole thing. But we elected a black president, so I guess that’s cool ‘n’ stuff. But WALNUTS could’ve actually put up a fight.

  • DoctorCulturae

    [re=165839]dano[/re]: I wondered what that sound was in the background: VP Darth shredding!

  • lonewolfbear

    Do you realize that the entire planet is happy right now, and tomorrow? THE ENTIRE FREAKIN PLANET!! OMG

  • ct03

    HOORAY FOR AMERICA

  • ifthethunderdontgetya”

    Best Election Ever.
    ~

  • dano

    Holy cow, Walnut’s concession speech is actually moving and gracious.

  • Clancy_Pants

    His Country?

  • HuskyMescan

    President-Elect Obama to country: “Let’s not suck each others dick quite yet. We got some cleanin up to do.”

  • thecip

    conceding gramps.

    how about my trouncing HEHNGNN? he kicked my ass HEHNGNN HEHNGNN!

  • mirrorball

    I welcome our new communist black socialist Muslim overlord.

  • McCainsThirdNipple

    LOOK AT ALL THAT BLUE ON THE MAP! WOOHOO!

  • choom gangster

    Time to go get the rest of the choom gang together!

  • zirconia

    McCain’s crowd booed when McCain said Obama’s name. He silenced them, and is showing class. Hoping that his followers can take his words to heart.

  • PengIn

    Walnuts is actually kicking some ass right now.

  • windupbird

    Amazing – very moving……..my eyes are leaking

  • fuckinredneck

    The crowd at the Walnuts event is terrified; Black Panther stormtroopers stand outside the room preparing to put burkas on everybody!

  • Constitutional Riots

    Fox News is suddenly in love with this very likeable person and not the scary terrorist we’ve heard so much about. Some lady in red actually was saying (just moments after his win was announced) “remember, he is half white….”

    Oh this is rich, Karl Rove is weighing in on how Obama represents what is good about this country, how he to spoke our better angels. Whaaa?? Did Karl just say “The Cosbys” were our first black “first family”?

    Aww…Jesse Jackson is crying in Grant Park, surrounded by white people. Walnuts now sadly speaks. SHIT FUCK Those fuckin supporters are booing. God please protect our favorite son and let him serve this nation with honor and love.

  • Panderfinder

    Senator McCain is giving a classy concession speech.

  • robotico

    When ABC announced, we heard other apartment dwellers scream along with us. Followed shortly by carefully hoarded fireworks in the alley. Car horns still blaring.
    Let’s get that 51st state thing going!

  • Dave J.

    [re=165857]a-petit dejeuner[/re]: Yeah, he’s like, “woah, these people are assholes.”

  • InKnockYouUs

    Free REpublic has the last word: “In an historic event today, the United States elected its first illegitimate President. The President-elect, whose parents were never legally married (and whose father abandoned the poor strumpet and her child when his son was only an infant), sets a glorious example to the youth of the world. Shack-up, cohabitate, whatever – it does not matter. Any children you produce, no matter whether you are married or not, can now dream of becoming President.”

  • hockeymom

    McCain is trying to do the right thing.
    I hope his supporters are listening.

  • Quietly

    I’m glad he got those idiots cheering instead of booing. Good talk, Walnuts, good talk.

  • Crab1

    rats off to ya, Barack!

  • Liquid

    I can’t believe McCain has appeared to have memorized a fair bit of this script…

  • Dashboard_Buddha

    Thank you, Sweet Jesus.

  • mush

    what’s up with the creepy Nosferatu shadow dude in the blingee???????????

  • whiteasasheet

    I’m loving listening to fucking loser shoutouts…

  • rollickingmadcapfarce

    I am old enough to remember (barely) the days before Brown v. Board of Education. I spent a brief part of my childhood in the South when there were still separate drinking fountains and swimming pools for whites and “coloreds.” I sometimes wondered whether a day like today would ever come. BTW, McCain is giving a really classy concession speech, while some of his more idiotic supporters still refuse to give Obama any respect.

  • Rukasu

    Where was this McCain for the last 3 months?

  • McCainsThirdNipple

    Someone just screamed “Palin 2012″ in the middle of John’s speech.

  • nestor

    o thank you jeebus for ending this

  • WadISay

    Sarah Palin is going to note that President Elect Obama confiscated and redistributed the electoral votes in his favor.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Which way is Mecca?

    At least cigarettes will be cheap and plentiful.

  • keepinitrealyo

    Whew!

  • yourwildhorses

    LOL he had to say “my friends” one last time.

    He’s pretty classy. Can’t say the same about the people he invited to his party.

  • DoctorCulturae

    i think Walnuts! wrote this speech a month ago…

  • eoberhauser

    John McCain just gave the greatest concession speech I have ever heard. That was entirely selfless and I am glad to see him tonight, be the man he is being tonight. Now….PLEASE DON’T LET SARAH SPEAK!!!

  • ivenson

    McCain just said that Obama is an American and “no association is more important to me”..

    His crowd booed him….

    Hard to stuff a genie back in a lamp, isn’t it?

  • middleamerican

    Kudos to a classy concession speech from McCain! And see ya later Caribou Barbie- back to the frozen tundra sweetie!

  • miss_emish

    McCain, although your supporters are CR_AZY it is nice to see you be so..well amazing. Where have you been the last 18 months?? I’m crying with joy. YES WE DID!

  • Pop Socket

    And Palin-2012 begins…now.

  • bhosp

    Aww I was really hoping to see Walnuts go all mavrik and throw her under 5 busses.

  • Liquid

    Not to be too much of an asshole, but…
    Palin looks like she came in second at a, um, beauty pageant…

  • Rielle Hunter

    firecrackers going off here in OAKLAND

  • mdotsota

    FISHSTICKS! I ATE FISHSTICKS!

  • hockeymom

    Palin is crying. Todd looks pissed.
    Please go back to Alaska.
    now.

  • Deepthroat

    PALIN IS CRYING! It doesn’t get any better than this!

  • dano

    How the fuck am I going to get through the day without my Wonkette snark fix. Well, we can always sit back and wait for the next closeted Republican caught with his dick in a glory hole.

  • Kazoom

    Fffucckkk… Now I can fly the flag again, without the urge to display it upside down. But now that we’ve finally elected a president I believe in and trust, for the first time since I was 13 and Bobby Kennedy was killed, I’m going to have to give up my “outsider” status and get my act together. I’d better vacuum and wash the dishes first…

  • Graphictruth

    He Shoots! He Scores!!!

    I hope this means a huge sea change. Here in Canada, more attention is being paid to this election than our last one. Of course, that one was pro forma. This one actually matters to us.

    Nonetheless, the change needed is one HELL of a lot of change. I don’t expect I’ll be crossing the border any time soon. Not until they take down the tank traps. It’s freakin’ rude.

  • JoeFannyPack

    Good speech. Buh-bye.

  • d4g33z

    Phew.

    But what’s with the subliminal nightmare in the Blingee? Is that the Hintergedanken we all fear?

  • fluffi

    i am crying again. my friends at north carolina central university have my grateful support. thank you so much.

  • Dreadful Gate

    I haz a hope now

  • OffTheRecord

    I actually like this McCain. Palin is grinning like a fool every time they boo though. I hate her stinking stupid guts.

  • OzoneTom

    Sounds like someone straightened out the crowd there in AZ.

    Of course we won’t be assholes to the extent that they were in triumph.

    Oh, the mob is going rogue again. So let me paraphrase the great philospher of the tundra “Samb* beat the bitchez!”

  • TGY

    There was never any real question!

    Haha! Whew.

    Hopey-in-Chief

  • JoethePlumber

    Right now there are people screaming with joy and applauding here in Brooklyn. There is a symphony of car horns.
    Too much happy!

  • friendlynerd

    After 8 years (basically my entire adult political/voting life) I have endured a lot of bullshit. Thankfully the Phillies have won, Obama has won, and Schadenfreude has made my evening so, so worth it. Thank you President Obama, fuck you not-president McCain and not-vice-president Palin, and good night.

  • Sean O

    god, this crowd is wretched. Booing the new president, classy!

  • dano

    McCain’s supporters are some sore loser assholes. He’s trying to go out with some dignity and they won’t let him. What a bunch of cock knockers.

  • edgydrifter

    [re=165760]BigLar[/re]: In all seriousness, Lar, consider it “mission accomplished” on all objectives. Drinky now. Sexy later. Hope you get to enjoy much of both stateside soon.

  • whiteasasheet

    Bring on President Hopey!

  • InKnockYouUs

    very nice, Walnuts–I am being sincere

  • Quietly

    [re=165880]Quietly[/re]: Oh God I love how he is scolding the ones who are still booing. Great speech, good attitude, classy classy.

  • d4g33z

    [re=165884]mush[/re]: Hey Redbean Bun man, my thoughts exactly!!!

  • bhosp

    Oh shit, torches and pitchforks @ the white house.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Obama’s acceptance speech has just been released:

    Well we’re movin on up,
    To the east side.
    To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
    Movin on up,
    To the east side.
    We finally got a piece of the pie.

    Fish don’t fry in the kitchen;
    Beans don’t burn on the grill.
    Took a whole lotta tryin’,
    Just to get up that hill.
    Now we’re up in the big leagues,
    Gettin’ our turn at bat.
    As long as we live, it’s you and me baby,
    There ain’t nothin wrong with that.

    Well we’re movin on up,
    To the east side.
    To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
    Movin on up,
    To the east side.
    We finally got a piece of the pie.

  • Tra

    Thank you, God.

    President Barack Obama. It has a wonderful ring to it.

  • DoctorCulturae

    omg they’re gathered at the WH gate! LOL! Perhaps Dubya is planning on going to Paraguay a little earlier than expected!

  • legglaw

    Dear Hillz,

    I am sorry I didn’t cry this much when you lost. I was wrong. He is the One.

  • eoberhauser

    I can hear people screaming outside my window!! (Downtown St Paul, MN)

  • palmerdawg

    [re=165822]Deepthroat[/re]:FUCKING LOVE YOU TOO. NUFF RESPECT FROM THIS LIBERAL JAMAICAN!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lemur

    [re=165863]dano[/re]: Ummm until he got to the part where he pulled the race card and started babbling on like a loon.

  • PerhapsSo

    [re=165760]BigLar[/re]: No sex around here, it seems, but post a comment when you get back to the States and we’ll see what we can do.

  • SpecialHorse

    I agree that McCain gave a classy speech. Good for him.

  • Terry

    I am so proud of my country tonight. We rejected a whole load of crap tonight, all that Atwater/Rove hate and fear.

    Yay, us!

    Loved seeing Jesse Jackson on CNN crying tears of joy. Teddy is probably tearing up, too. It’s a different world than they grew up in, thank goodness. Hell, it’s a different world than I grew up in too.

  • Constitutional Riots

    I see Oprah! “Everybody get’s a pie!!”

  • Nami

    I turned 18 in 2000. This is the first time my vote has meant anything. Watching Palin cry made it totally worth it. Watching Jesse Jackson cry–a completely different feeling. This is amazing.

  • AK Insomniac

    Ha Ha, they started playing the theme from “Crimson Tide” as McCain left the stage. How fucking appropriate: Walnuts can’t have control of OUR nuclear sub.

  • Itsjustme

    Nevada goes to Obama!

  • PJ

    Thanks to all of you young people.

    I have nothing but love and respect and hugs and kisses and tears for you all.

    You have made me believe in America again.

    Love to you all.

  • wallythepug

    Sean Hannity can kiss my rosy red ass.

  • runcrash

    I am very wasted. Thank you Ken. So who saw that shot on MSNBC of that skinhead girl crying into to the shoulder of that skinhead guy with the Sarah Palin look-alike in the background?

  • PerhapsSo

    Just heard fireworks in Philly! Fishtown, at that.

  • loislane1939

    YES! Philly seems pretty quiet that I can hear – wth Philly?

  • Chief Grinning Eagle

    A gracious concession speech, indeed.

    Now we move to a brave new world where most of us actually know that 250 grand is more than we’re likely to take home next year. In fact I suddenly feel safer in almost every way than I have in eight years.

    Change is certain. Change for the better isn’t. Good work all you good citizens!

  • DarkSynergy

    McCain was classy and said what he thought… this seems to be what the GOP was not allowing him to say. I would like to see him considered for O’s cabinet. Palin, I hope its a slow polar bear ride back to Alaska.

  • ironyisoverrated

    It’s a shame that it required his greatest defeat to bring back the McCain who engendered so much respect across the political spectrum.

  • quixoticfilibuster

    Anyone watching FOX right now? They’ve been focused on a bunch of dump trucks for like three minutes now!!

  • B&#39

    Please, I hope someone is time capsuling this, all of this, for a Palin ‘012.

    We can never forget. In fact, start passing the hat for the use of the Sarkozi prank call as a 527.

  • DoctorCulturae

    [re=166023]DarkSynergy[/re]: HOPEMASTER just might do something like that. Look at the magic he conjured on the Clintons…

  • TGY

    Also, it looks like my new flag pin is going to get more use.

  • freakishlystrong

    Double Digit blowout. The times, they are a changin’. I’m proud of the US, once again.

  • Rozalia

    Outwit, Outplay, Outlast…………….
    Obama did this in the ultimate game of strategy. I could not possibly be happier! The end.

  • facehead

    [re=165664]Obama[/re]: WIN!

  • agentstinky

    Thank God. Goodbye Bush, you fucker.

  • Terry

    Dixie is still red on that map, but did you look at the percentages? Hopey didn’t win many of those states but OMG did he land a BIG percentage of the voters.

    I still can’t believe Hopey won. Down deep, I really thought that the GOP’ers would have a trick up their sleeve to take the electoral college votes for Florida, Ohio, etc.

    Hopey won. This is a frickin landslide.

  • Fringe Element

    This is such an incredible victory, I am beside myself, and both of us are so very happy.

    As a child I grew up in a white blue collar community in a society where official segregation was still legal. This election is such a watershed even if by itself it does not change anything “except” political symbols. Hopefully the vast popular organization that won this election will persist and exert pressure on all institutions to end the wars and deal with the crises that ordinary folks face.

    ps W be gone!

  • John McDouche 08

    But I’m A POW!!!! Don’t you fucking fucktards get it?

  • kudzu

    George W. Motherfucking Bush is finally on his way out! I guess my vote did count for something. I’m proud as hell to be an American. Oh, and Cindy is a cunt.

  • Deepthroat

    which is more likely: Obama comes out and reveals that he actually IS the second coming of Jesus, or he comes out and rips off his face to reveal a reptillian alien overlord?

  • Basye

    From the now-blue penis of FL, Hopey we love you–
    Now get the hell out out to DC and do some good!!!!!

  • wersoscrewed

    oh my god!!!!i just can’t believe this we are so screwed everyone better go fill up you gas tanks(cause he said no drilling)fill up your cupboards(cause as soon as those tax increases take effect jobs are gonna cease to exist)the increases on the coal factories are gonna close them. the owner of the Miami dolphins is going to sell the team to avoid the tax increase.
    But on the other hand now Nov 4th is over: PRODUCE THAT BIRTH CERTIFICATE! UNSEAL THOSE RECORDS IN KENYA! AND HAWAII ! AND THE RECORDS FROM HARVARD,THE THESIS, OH YEA AND HOW ABOUT THE TAPE THE LA TIMES IS HOLDING?!?!

  • magic titty

    Hopey can has Black Preznit now?? Hurrah!!

  • BobLoblawLawBlog

    A Blingee with dignity. Ah, election, how will I miss thee? Let me count the ways…ONE!! Wonkette!! Tell me it ain’t over!! Tell me I don’t have to work at work!!

  • AnglRdr

    My Hopegasm has lasted for darn near an hour now…

    I am beginning to chafe in my lady garden parts!

  • wersoscrewed

    [re=165908]Kazoom[/re]: I wouldn’t count on that fleg thing just yet especially if it is an American flag. Don;t forget your new pres. doesn’t even put his hand over his heart during the unveiling of a flag!

  • zirconia

    May God keep him safe.

    May God keep him safe.

    Must go cry now.

  • zirconia

    Gee, so screwed, that sure looks like an American flag flying behind your new president-elect.

  • Big Al1317

    [re=165667]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: All soon to join Prez Barry’s Cabinet.

  • Lee Atwater

    Yes. We. Did.

    Who would have ever thought this, forty-five years ago? “We have just lost the South for a generation” … and that time has ended.

  • worrierqueen

    bottom rail on top massa, bottom rail on top.

  • Texas2Step

    We Gonna Party Like/It’s Ya Birthday!
    We Gonna Party Like/It’s Ya Birthday!

  • wersoscrewed

    HE is not black people! his mother was WHITE!!! And just for the record I am not white or black, I am native American and I think now that the white people have come and destroyed the “new world” They should take everything they brought with them and GO HOME

  • GivingForehead

    YES WE DID!

    I feel like a toddler who made a poopie in the potty saying “YES I DID”, but it’s so much more amazing than making a poopie.

    But it felt so easy!

  • Texas2Step

    Oh, and Caribou/Bible Spice?

    DING! DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD!
    WHICH OLD WITCH?
    THE WICKED WITCH!
    DING! DONG! THE WICKED WITCH IS DEAD!!!!

  • Panderfinder

    [re=165915]Dreadful Gate[/re]: youze made me crie with happyness.

  • wersoscrewed

    [re=165781]ivenson[/re]: problem being they didn’t vote their conscience ,they voted with their eyes.

  • MargeSimpsonsBlackFriend

    America is in the tank!

  • AK Insomniac

    Giveth not sustenance to Trolls.

  • napalmnacey

    There are not enough cigarettes in the world for the afterglow I’m feeling right now. And I don’t even smoke.

    Thank you, America!

  • Texas2Step

    And Fix News is falling apart right now. Hmmmm…. Not happy?! Can we say S-to-the C-to-the Chad-to-the Denfreud…..?

  • Sabre_Justice

    Congratulations, America. The rest of the world is pretty sure you made the right choice.

    Good luck, America. And good luck, Barry.

  • MathewBrooks

    I love you Wonkette!

  • heathenish

    thank god!!! i was really not looking forward to trying to start a revolution tomorrow, and NOW i don’t have to!!!! yeah!!! O – BA – MA!!HOPEY WINS!!!! I am so relieved! I wouldn’t really believe it until mccain gave up. Ahhh big sigh of relief!

  • SulkyGirl

    I wasn’t in the mood to riot tomorrow because I have to work.
    I can also take down my ad on Craig’s list asking for volunteers to join my resistance movement.
    What I want to know is how Palin is going to square her beatdown with God’s will.

  • Democratica

    Oh yay!!! I don’t have to move to Canada AND my beloved Ohio is blue BLUE again!!!! I want to make out with each and every one of my fellow Wonketeers!

  • trondant

    Limbaugh, Hannity, DeLay, Ingrahm, Doocey, Kilmeade, Liddy, Coulter, Kristol, all the retards at NRO, Instafuckwit, Malkin, Pammy, every freeper caught with his dick in the family goat (i.e., all of them) Red State retards, Charles Johnson and his Little Green Turds, John Fund & the editorial board of the WSJ, Assrocket & co., Drudge, Fleischer, Perino, Rove, Billy Cunningham, Jackie Mason, Newt, Buchanan, Washington Times and World Nut Daily assholes, and all others of similar ilk:

    Suck it, motherfuckers. Suck it long and suck it hard. Then swallow. Fuck you all for the last eight years.

  • wrenchdevil

    Dear President Barrack Obama,
    Thank you for existing.

    Dear Wonkette,
    Thank you for existing as well.

  • slaphappy

    To all you McCain losers out there, after the last 8 years (to quote Dr. Phil, who i actually rarely watch) “how’s that been workin’ for ya?” Thank God enough people saw the light to vote the publicans right off the American map! Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaaa!

  • Jukesgrrl

    [re=165760]BigLar[/re]: BigLar, if you read all the way down to here, we love you, babe. Take care, we’ve got a new president waiting for you when you get home.

  • facehead

    [re=166081]wersoscrewed[/re]: Someday you’ll look back at your self right now and laugh, in the meantime we’ll do it for you.

  • LuckyJim

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT! I AM SO HAPPY! THAT IS ALL!

    THANK YOU!

  • TexasCowGirl

    Barack Obama=President for Life! Barack Obama=HNIC!

  • sharkytowers

    Daddy-O is the President. He will be our Commander-in-Chief. Don’t love it? Leave it…

    A fine day for all people of intelligence and empathy. A fine day for those without… but they don’t know it.

  • MarieDeGournay

    Last but not least: OMFG I AM SO HAPPY!

  • MarieDeGournay

    Last but not least: OMFG I AM SO HAPPY! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you..

    /cry

  • sweetladyirony

    I just came back from a screaming, chanting, honking, clapping happy riot on the streets of Baltimore. This has been the best day ever.

  • One Yield Regular

    Nearly 1 a.m. in San Francisco, but the party is going strong. Having once or thrice commented on Wonkette, how can I NOT comment on this thread, the thread we’ve lived for since a gazillion years ago?

    My whole day was made by seeing my 88 year old African-American neighbor, who never leaves the apartment unless it’s to buy a bottle of cheap wine for the evening, hobbling on his cane out of the polling station at 7:30 this morning with a big smile on his face.

    Tomorrow: I’M buying.

  • FreshCliches

    [re=166323]trondant[/re]: So comprehensive, and yet, so concise. Well played.

  • Itsjustme

    [re=166206]wersoscrewed[/re]: I don’t give a rip-roaring shit if he is pink. He is MY President! I got it right this time! Happy dance…..As far as Texas, F*ck you!

  • surplusj

    Morning after thought: Even this *blingee* is dignified.

    Wonkette, I love you so much.

  • Giant Robot

    [re=166081]wersoscrewed[/re]:
    [re=166206]wersoscrewed[/re]:
    I respect Native American roots and I think it would be interesting to dialogue with a Native Amercican conservative. You seem to be saying that white america should simultaneously drill for more oil and gas in the conquered land and… pack up and get out. Just saying…

  • Hamster

    :) :) :)

  • Hamster

    [re=166651]Hamster[/re]: :) YAY! :) YAY! :) YAY! :) YAY! :) YAY! :)

    …sorry, had to see how many smileys I was allowed to have.

  • mim

    Thanks for finally taking the red pill America.

  • wersoscrewed

    [re=166393]facehead[/re]: trust it is I who is laughing at you. all of the idiots who think this guy is the second coming. here in a couple of months when you DON’T get that big fat check for doing absolutely nothing you’ll see.I mean come on wake up, he didn’t give a rats ass about his aunt from kenya living in the slums ILLEGALLY he didn’t give a rats ass about his half brother living in kenya in a hut. what on earth makes you think he gives a damn about you?

  • wersoscrewed

    [re=166617]Giant Robot[/re]: i never said anything about drill and then get out. i would be perfectly fine with them just taking everything they brought them and going home.I mean really just look back they screwed up their own country completely and then came here and completely screwed this one up.

  • wersoscrewed

    * Occidental College records – not released.
    * Columbia Thesis paper – not available, locked down by faculty.
    * Harvard College records – not released, locked down by faculty.
    * Selective Service Registration – not released.
    * Medical records – not released (only a one-page report).
    * Illinois State Senate schedule – ‘not available.’
    * Law practice client list – not released.
    * Certified Copy of original Birth certificate – not released.
    * Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth – not released.
    * Harvard Law Review articles published – None.
    * University of Chicago scholarly articles – None.
    * Record of Baptism– Not released or ‘not available.’
    * Illinois State Senate records–‘not available.’
    DO YOU NOT SEE ANYTHING WRONG HERE???

  • Baconbits

    [re=166563]Itsjustme[/re]: hey now – my state almost got it right this time. One or two more elections, and we’ll have it. No scolding the toddler…

  • Tra

    [re=166081]wersoscrewed[/re]: Boring. Heard it. You lost. Enjoy!

  • wersoscrewed

    [re=167017]Tra[/re]: you honestly don’t think there is anything wrong with this? personally i don’t think either one of them should have been president but that doesn’t change the FACTS and no one paid attention. You will gloat for a minute, but something shady is going on and when it comes out, Biden will be your president

  • amy amnesia

    [re=167082]wersoscrewed[/re]: you know what? just come back next week, okay? we will all be in the mood to destroy you then…right now we are too busy on a hope high.
    i love america today!!!!!!!

  • NYNYNY

    [re=165835]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Truly, suck it. Your YaleySkullandBones Masters have retreated into their yachts, and now we’re going to come and take away your meth and your ak 47s. And make you actually read the bible.

  • LittlePinky82

    YAY Obama!

  • writinghannah

    My humble musical letter to the president elect:
    http://www.writinghannah.blogspot.com

    love,
    Hannah

  • tocute2btrue

    My Heart felt thanks go out to the Bluegums,and the wonderful California liberal Fags.
    John ran a GREAT race, Sarah will be back in 2012, I hope I can beat her then or mabe EAT her then.
    I don’t know what the FUCK to do now.OH BILL!

  • President Beeblebrox

    [re=166819]wersoscrewed[/re]: STFU. No state releases ORIGINAL birth certificates. Paranoid?

  • President Beeblebrox

    [re=167828]writinghannah[/re]: You rule. Srsly.

  • wersoscrewed

    President Beeblebrox: First do understand this is not personal in anyway I would ask these questions of any candidate running for such an important position.
    i wouldn’t say “paranoid” mostly curious and maybe a little nervous. I’m not saying the state should release it but he should. And I’m pretty sure he has or can get the original with the RAISED seal not a stamp (I have mine). And what about all the other records he has had sealed most of them you or i would have to show to land a descent job, so exactly how can he be President of this country and not have to show these? If you have nothing to hide then why not show them? If nothing else to ease the minds of the everyday people.

  • President Beeblebrox

    [re=168610]wersoscrewed[/re]: What you have is not your birth certificate. It is the CERTIFICATION of your birth. They are two different things. One is an original document that the gubbmint maintains. The other is a document generated by the gubbmint certifying that you were born in that state.

    Obama HAS released a copy of his Hawaii birth certification. And the Vital Records person in Hawaii has said she personally inspected the original birth certificate and it’s all in order. I’m not sure what else you think needs to be done.

    Do you really think this guy, a Constitutional law professor and lawyer, would run for the most powerful office in the world, spend $600+ million doing so, if he didn’t think he was Constitutionally eligible to do so?

    Use Occam’s Razor and consider how bizarre the “Obama is not a US Citizen!!!1″ idea really is.

  • nanouk

    OK, folks, well consider this:
    1. Dems in 2000 said that Bush was not their President (see Moveon.org, Media matters), so I invoke the same position. BHO will NEVER be my President.
    2. At least Sarah Palin didn’t think that there were 57 states as BHO did on Sept. 12, 2008.

    How’s that for being intelligent, BHO people?

    Can’t wait to begin the “I told you so” as the economy tanks and unemployment explodes under his watch. Dems control everything so we can blame everything on them! I am going to really enjoy the next 4-8 years.

    Nanouk

  • iaro

    [re=170179]nanouk[/re]: Barack Hussein Obama’s not your president? Well, I guess we’re all entitled to one not-my-president. We’re just finishing up with ours; I guess it’s your turn now!

  • BitterKlingon

    [re=170179]nanouk[/re]: it’s a shame Sarah Palin can’t see Africa from her house

  • wonderboom

    but hopey is a muslim! and let’s not forget what his christian pastor said! …oh, wait. i guess that line of reasoning is fucking retarded afterall… forget i said it.

  • Texas2Step

    Do we really have to wait for ten weeks? This is like Senioritis – exams are done, just let me get the eff outta here!

    I’m sure W could be persuaded to head back to Crawford and stay there…

  • Diahni

    Hell Yeah! He Won. Y’all can kiss his black you-know-what.