05 November 2008

Obama Wins!


Pennsylvania!

This is one of the "battleground states" and one that most pundits have been saying from day one that John McCain had to win in order to win the White House!

Mathematically, the contest is far from over and by most accounts McCain is doing better in the early counting than many expected. Dropping Pennsylvania though is a pretty big body blow and one that he and the Republicans are unlikely to recover from unless McCain is able to pull Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Maybe an update later in the day.

The photo is of Obama and his wife casting their votes.

20 comments:

invisible said...

It's over. According to CNN Mccain has called Obama to concede.

Rob Baiton said...

Invisible...

Been over for a while ;)

therry said...

Thank God that Palin has finally stopped yapping. She is unbelievably stupid.

Rob Baiton said...

Therry...

I am not sure she will be stopped for long. There seems to be a feeling in John McCain's concession speech that she is the future of the Republican party.

If this is the case, then the Republicans might be in for a long stint in the wilderness.

schmerly said...

Rob...

Can you imagine Palin as president of the USA!!
Gawd help us!! She's already destroyed McCain's future, what a bad choice she was.

schmerly said...

Rob...

Just some Bush faux pas for a chuckle.

20. "Those who enter the country illegally violate the law." - Nov. 28, 2005
19. "We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans." - Sept. 6, 2000
18. "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." - Dec. 19, 2000
17. "Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness." - Aug. 30, 2000
16. "I think we agree, the past is over." - May 10, 2000
15. "I understand small business growth. I was one." - Feb. 19, 2000
14. "This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating." - April 23, 2002
13. "I want everybody to hear loud and clear that I'm going to be the president of everybody." - Jan. 18, 2001
12. "One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures." - Jan. 3, 2000
11. "I was proud the other day when both Republicans and Democrats stood with me in the Rose Garden to announce their support for a clear statement of purpose: you disarm, or we will." - Oct. 5, 2002
10. "I just want you to know that when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace." - June 18, 2002
9. "I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein." - May 25, 2004
8. "I firmly believe the death tax is good for people from all walks of life all throughout our society." - Aug. 13, 2002
7. "There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again." - Sept. 17, 2002
6. "The truth of that matter is, if you listen carefully, Saddam would still be in power if he were the president of the United States, and the world would be a lot better off." - Oct. 8, 2004
5. "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." - Sept. 29, 2000
4. "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." - Aug. 5, 2004
3. "Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" - Jan. 11, 2000
2. "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." - Jan. 27, 2000

1. "They misunderestimated me." - Nov. 6, 2000

schmerly said...

Rob..

Sorry to hog your blog.

Rob Baiton said...

Schmerly...

I do not think Palin destroyed John McCain's future. McCain will go back to the Senate and will remain their until he either pulls up stumps or is voted out.

I do not think that McCain would have won with someone else in the Veep slot. He was up against a man who seemed destined for the job and in that sense it would not have mattered.

Feel free to hog the blog.

There are some classics in your list.

schmerly said...

Rob..

What I really meant was (IF!) McCain became president and something happened to him I assume the vice pres would take over! what a mess that would have been.
Anyway it didn’t happen thank gawd!

Re. Hoggin’ the blog I try not to but sometimes I get a bit carried away.

Classics? I think your taking the proverbial!!

Rob Baiton said...

Schmerly...

I am not sure the fear of John McCain kicking the bucket and Sarah Palin taking over swung many voters away from McCain.

I really think it is as simple as McCain came up against a destiny candidate who was going to win in an almost no matter what happens way.

Nah, not taking the piss. They are classics in the sense of being funny and in the sense that this is likely to be part of the Bush legacy. Kind of like cigars, peppermints, and Monica Lewinsky for Bill Clinton.

therry said...

LOL. Those Bush' quotes are hilarious.

schmerly said...

therry…

yea not bad, there’s loads more on the web, but now we don’t have anyone to take the piss out of!
Mind you I'm sure we'll find someone.

Rob Baiton said...

Therry...

They are pretty funny. Schmerly is right in saying there are lots more out there.

Rob Baiton said...

Schmerly...

I wonder has anybody sat down and collected them all, the quotes that is, and put them into a series of books?

I am pretty sure I have seen a collection, an anthology if you will, of some Bush quotes. Yet, I would think that the market would be receptive of more.

schmerly said...

Funny you should say that Rob! I’ve just had an e-mail from a fellow nutter, more Bush jokes.

"The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country."
- George W. Bush
"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
- George W. Bush
"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'."
- George W. Bush
"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."
- George W. Bush
"The future will be better tomorrow."
- George W. Bush
"We're going to have the best educated American people in the world."
- George W. Bush
"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."
- George W. Bush
"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."
- George W. Bush
"Public speaking is very easy."
- George W. Bush
"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."
- George W. Bush
"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."
- George W. Bush

"For NASA, space is still a high priority."
- George W. Bush
"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."
- George W. Bush
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
- George W. Bush
"It's time for the human race to enter the solar system."
- George W. Bush

Good ol’ George dubya!

Rob Baiton said...

Schmerly...

As I said, worthy of a book or two.

schmerly said...

Rob..

Yea Rob the book title could be something like: The Wise Musings of George Dubya Bush, or One of History's Greatest Orators.

The list is endless.

Rob Baiton said...

Schmerly...

As are the comments / quotes it seems.

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