"This may be a very painful night"
This may be a very painful night.
[A DUmmie reality check.]
It might be a good idea fo brace youdself for the worst, even while hoping for the best. There is an election night tendency to sometimes let our hopes lead only to find them turning around and stabbing us right in the heart. This, unfortunately, is the condition of being a Democrat. Best to take care of your heart.
[Take care of your heart and then report to the nearest Walmart detention center. And now to the rest of the deeply depressed DUmmies...]
I learned my lesson after Kerry in '04. Never again!
[...Will I stand up and announce my real name to the world like a laughable Drama Queen.]
Right. That's where I learned the power of wishful thinking to distort one's picture of what's going on.
[So no more alternate universes in which Al Gore is President?]
I'm rigidly braced for impact tonight.
[The giant meteor will impact in a couple of hours.]
Kerry '04 devastated me, shocked me, and left me permanently cynical about outcomes
[It also left you with a permanent rabid drool.]
I expect the worst... and with the media calling the elections when only a small minority of the vote is in, we're essentially f*cked. Why vote? Only 7% of the population need bother if that's where they're calling it at these days. Jesus. I need to start on this beer quick.
[And then finish up with the crack pipe.]
Here's the deal. The Dems won a whole slew of seats in 2006 and 2008 that, based on history, they had no business winning. The GOP and Bush White House were so outrageously disastrous that the Dems picked up a ton of seats in places where Dem support is scant. Fact: there were 44 House districts in 2008 that elected a Democrat to the House while *simultaneously* going for McCain. This GOP wave has a lot to do with the economy, but it's also a big fat snap-back, the GOP taking back seats they wouldn't have lost in the first place had Bush and the GOP congress not been such total disasters. So, yeah. Bad night, but not unexpected.
[Except YOU predicted no turnover in the House, William Rivers Pitt. Hoping we'll be forgetting about a certain thread to be shoved up your ass?]
According to this guarantee, it is unexpected.
[A Kewpie Doll to DUmmie Obamanaut for reminding us about Pitt's thread shoving promise.]
[Replied Pitt...hoping to preserve the integrity of his butt.]
According to the message block in that post, the result may be
[DUmmie Obamanaut reminded William Rivers BUtt.]