ELECTION NIGHT  2:07 am November 5, 2008

by Ken Layne

  • YOUR NEW PRESIDENT STILL WORKING: Oh, CNBC’s guy in Chicago says Barack Obama is still thanking supporters at Grant Park in Chicago, slowly moving through the crowds and tents. But you knew he would do that.
 

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AnnieGetYourFun November 5, 2008 at 2:10 am

If I just hang out here in Seattle, he will eventually make his way towards me.

Lazy Media November 5, 2008 at 2:11 am

Jesus, fuckin’ Christ. Who’da thunkit?

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2008 at 2:11 am

I’m v. happy with ‘muricas choice of new prez, but WTF is Michelle doing in her Hallowe’en costume still?

WTF? Weird.

jagorev November 5, 2008 at 2:14 am

They called Indiana, hooray.

AnnieGetYourFun November 5, 2008 at 2:15 am

BTW, there is a huge crowd in downtown Seattle. Chanting, hugging. I hung out and watched them and asked soem bike cops if everything was OK (there were a LOT of helicopters overhead). No violence, of course, just joy. I even talked to the Fox News crew, and THEY were so happy to be a part of the whole thing. THAT is saying something.

jagorev November 5, 2008 at 2:21 am

All of New York City is currently in a state of euphoria. Spontaneous cheering on the subway and at every stop on my way back from the final GOTV phonebank/after-party in Chelsea. Random strangers hugging and high-fiving, people crying openly, cats and dogs lying together, etc. The after-party had old folks and young, people of every hue and color coming together in a moment of celebration.

John McCain’s speech was received graciously by this hardcore Obama crowd – quite a few rounds of applause. The only boos were heard when he mentioned Sarah Palin. We elitist liberals really, really hate that woman.

wheelie November 5, 2008 at 2:21 am

[re=166392]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: You will not be laughing when your Glorious New Leader singles you our for his Re-Education Program in the Alaskan Gulag for mocking the Revolutionary People’s First Lady. Also, a new memo to be circulated tomorrow will instruct all ladies to wear this new red and black Uniform of Hope, as modelled tonight, or face a “formal rebuke” (i.e. firing squad).

wheelie November 5, 2008 at 2:25 am

[re=166408]wheelie[/re]: “singles you out” not “our”. It’s Camp Wasilla for you if you mess up again. Stop drinking.

shortsshortsshorts November 5, 2008 at 3:00 am

Secksiest, Terrorist, Ever.

facehead November 5, 2008 at 3:08 am

[re=166392]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: My theory is that this is her way of saying “No one controls me, not even what I wear, and to prove it I’m wearing something so ugly even Barry won’t fuck me tonight.”

Lionel Hutz Esq. November 5, 2008 at 3:45 am

Ken,

I know it is late, but has anyone reported how many loaves and fishes he produced for the crowd?

Lionel Hutz Esq. November 5, 2008 at 3:46 am

[re=166396]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Stop complaining. You all got spontaneous street demonstrations. Tacoma’s so boring. Hell, I didn’t even hear any gunshots tonight.

Datsun510 November 5, 2008 at 3:56 am

See, the thing is, the only other time my two sons have seen me cry is when my father died. So, CNN tells me Obama jumps from 220whatever to 290whatever and they call the election for Obama. He’s our new president. And I start crying. And my sons don’t know how to react. I’m sure they thought I was sad at first. But my wife explains to them that I’m happy.

She knows that my father was a good man, but that his family was a terrible assortment of viciously racist bigots. Who probably have hoods in their closets.

So I cried. Because today the country I love did a very good thing. And today I can let go a little. Feel a little less ashamed. And cry.

smitty November 5, 2008 at 4:47 am

i love my new president. why does california hate the gayz

toastandlove November 5, 2008 at 5:25 am

I got a super classy email from our Barry last night, he was like “Toastandlove, we did this. You won this for me. I wanted to email you and thank you.” and I was like “I LOVE YOU TOO BARRY, your infographics say what your words cannot…”

Alex Trebeks Girl November 5, 2008 at 8:47 am

I think Obama should keep his web site. I will miss it if he tears it down.

Terry November 5, 2008 at 8:58 am

[re=166508]Datsun510[/re]:

I was crying last night, too. We’re recapturing what America is.

My elderly Mom called this morning, also crying. Happy that Hopey got elected, that the GOP didn’t pull a trick in the 11th hour, and talking about how Hopey is like Jack Kennedy. In our house, the Kennedy boys were like family, people like us who were smart with good hearts and were trying to do the right thing. The end of the call was sad, though, she’s praying that the Secret Service takes good care of Hopey and that evil doesn’t win again.

I love my Mom and I’m happy that Hopey won.

oluomo November 5, 2008 at 9:20 am

Obama has shown the world a new direction to go, a change we all can believe in!

Min November 5, 2008 at 9:59 am

Because he’s the coolest president evah!

I OTOH am a little bummed, because both my state assembly went republican. You’d have to go back to Reconstruction to find both houses in the Tennessee General Assembly controlled by the Repubs.

Crap.

AxmxZ November 5, 2008 at 10:36 am

Did I just have the weirdest dream ever or did America really elect a nerdy ethnic University of Chicago professor into Presidency?

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