November 4, 2008

Sort-of Live Blog (Also, TIB Will Be Broadcasting); Result: ‘Say Hello to the Punk President’

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 7:21 pm

TIB can be found at Weapons of Mass Discussion’s home page.

If I have something worth saying, I will. If not, I won’t. So expect intermittent thoughts with occasional bluster.


10:50 p.m. – Say hello to the Punk President.

Hugh Hewitt: “Every American ought to pray for wisdom and judgment for President-elect Obama, for his safety and the safety of his country, and for the continued prosperity and greatness of America.”

Of course. So do I. Fact is, he’s conducted himself like a punk, meaning that I pray for a total change from the kind of person he appears to have been all his life, i.e., to demonstrate what he objectively did NOT demonstrate during the long campaign. So he is the Punk President until he demonstrates that he’s not.

That means I will, of necessity, be praying hard. But I will call him out when I must, as I have, within the limits of time and the medium, called out those who deserve it when they’ve deserved it as long as I’ve been doing this. Nothing will change around here when it comes to that.

Update, Nov. 5 — To be clear, I will offer tentative congratulations to Obama on his victory, pending proof that it’s a clean victory. This is why I’m not convinced. If it isn’t resolved, or is swept away, given how many states were very close, there will always be a cloud in this corner.

9:00 p.m. – OH is Obama’s, supposedly. Count’ em, folks. Fox has pulled back on OH, apparently. Now it’s doing a back and forth.

8:55 p.m. – According to the nets, Insulted Voter Syndrome still rules in PA, where Obama is being called the winner. I say count first. Apparently so does McCain. Update: PA is lost.

7:15 p.m. – LISTEN UP — The McConnell-Lunsford v. McCain-Obama situation is striking. With about 200,000 votes counted (and they have to be counting the same ballots), McCain is up by 15,000, while Lunsford is up by 1,000. That seems VERY significant, meaning that about 8,000 Lunsford voters went with McCain instead of Obama. Will we see that kind of drop-off pattern in other states? It really doesn’t matter what part of the state the info is coming from; what matters is that Obama is underperforming Lunsford. This may be more relevant to other coal states like WV (declared for McCain more quickly than I expected), OH, and PA.



  1. Oh man, I can’t beleive Obama won Ohio and PA! That was pretty much the begining of the end for McCain and now the country will surely slowly die with his socialist views.

    Comment by East Liverpool — November 5, 2008 @ 12:16 am

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  3. This next 4 years will be a hell of alot of fun.

    Comment by Fred Dawes — November 5, 2008 @ 7:14 am

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  5. All we can do is pray that he will have the judgment to govern better than every bit of evidence would lead us to believe. I won’t lie and say I’m optimistic. The first sign of how far left he will drive will be his appointments. I’m hearing crazy talk of RFK Jr. as head of the EPA. Can’t get much worse than that.

    Comment by largebill — November 5, 2008 @ 4:13 pm

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