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Place you're predictions here.  Who do you think's going to win the elections and what will the percentage be?

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Even though I'm voting for McCain, I'm going to predict:
Obama 49%
McCain 47%

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Obama and McCain will conceed by 10:30pm at the latest.. I won't put percentage numbers down, because it doesn't matter, popular election doesn't make the president, it is the electoral college(Remember Gore v Bush, won popular, lost presidency).. First to 270 electoral wins..

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Even though I'm voting for McCain, I'm going to predict:
 
 
 
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Squash wrote:Obama and McCain will conceed by 10:30pm at the latest.. I won't put percentage numbers down, because it doesn't matter, popular election doesn't make the president, it is the electoral college(Remember Gore v Bush, won popular, lost presidency).. First to 270 electoral wins..
 
Yeah, but it's just for fun. 
 
I'm going to get my free Starbucks coffee now!

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OS wrote: 
 
I'm going to get my free Starbucks coffee now!
 
I've already had 2 free coffees from SBUX this morning.  I'm getting my third when I leave the office in an hour or so.
 
It's easy when you live in a place where Starbucks is on every corner...literally. 

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haha, you're going to be wired.  I'd never pay $5 for a cup of coffee, but I will exploit a free give away all day long. 

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Does it have to be a normal coffee or can you get the fancy stuff?

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chief123 wrote:Does it have to be a normal coffee or can you get the fancy stuff?
 
Tall drip.

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snaggletooth wrote:OS wrote: 
 
I'm going to get my free Starbucks coffee now!
 
I've already had 2 free coffees from SBUX this morning.  I'm getting my third when I leave the office in an hour or so.
 
It's easy when you live in a place where Starbucks is on every corner...literally. 
 
NYC?  I remember when I lived there, there would be a SBUX on all 4 corners of an intersection, and all of them were packed.

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I'm about to enjoy my coffee now, then I'm afraid I'm going to fill the cup back up with tears when the results come in. 

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I predict that the Amercian people lose, no matter which one of these jokers is elected. 
 
The process is so broken and riddled with fraud, intimidation, media manipulation, invalidation of military ballots, provisional voting, duplicate voting, fraudulent registrations, down right stealing and ballot box stuffing that neither side trusts that we have had a fair election    ,,,,,,,,,and they will be right.
 
The American people will not trust the election process for generations because of this election.  We lose!!

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babbling looney wrote:
 
The American people will not trust the election process for generations because of this election.  We lose!!
 
After this election?  We could go back a few elections and start questioning the process there.

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babbling looney wrote:The American people will not trust the election process for generations because of this election.  We lose!!I'm more worried about trust in the markets. 

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Hi....from Canada. Missed the comments and chats. Prediction Obama Wins after the excitment then " the letdown ". One term and out. I know miracles do happen.
Snags...my laugh for the day , you in line for free coffee from Starbucks. I understand Ben & Jerry's are giving free Ice Cream and Krispy Kream special star shaped donuts.
In Canada we just get to vote...how boring
Just as a comment we are all in this together. Think of this ....no don't think to hard. In about another 24 months the next two years of trying to get re-elected. Spare us all.

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The sad thing is that those places even need to make offers like that to entice people to vote.  How about civic duty and being a good, if not well informed, citizen? 
 
Norway, can  you give us a quick primer on socialized medicine?  It might become important for us to understand it in the next 4 years. 

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Well...starting tomorrow I'm going to take a look at Western Europe to see what sorts of stocks perform well under a socialist republic regime...

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HymanRoth wrote:Well...starting tomorrow I'm going to take a look at Western Europe to see what sorts of stocks perform well under a socialist republic regime...
 
I figured it out...invest in the government.  Oh wait, you don't have a choice!

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This is very....

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iceco1d wrote:This is very....Yes, but this country was strong enough to survive Jimmy Carter, we'll get through Barack Obama....Just remember this in 2 years when the mid-term elections come up.  Don't get apathetic.Hopefully the media will still be allowed to broadcast the news by then....if the Obama Ministry of Information doesn't put a ban on that.

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Today, for the first time in my life, I have lost faith in my country.  Are more than 50% of the people really this stupid?  See what 35+ years of the education process dominated by the teachers' union has gotten us?  I'm sick--just sick!

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On the bright side, maybe we can now get Cuban cigars in our country legally...

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Crap. 

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That was the quickest election I've ever seen.

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For the first time in my life, I'm ashamed of my country...just thought I'd throw that in for Michelle.

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Indyone wrote:For the first time in my life, I'm ashamed of my country...just thought I'd throw that in for Michelle.
 
I was thinking the same thing Indy.  Ashamed and sad. 

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Despite what I feel is a very wrong choice for many reasons, the sun will rise in the morning.  The people have spoken and now it's up to us to make the best of the situation.  If/when things go askew as I suspect they inevitably will, I'll at least have the satisfaction of feeling that I ignored the siren song of the press and voted for the what I believe are the best interests of this country.

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Indyone wrote:Despite what I feel is a very wrong choice for many reasons, the sun will rise in the morning.  The people have spoken and now it's up to us to make the best of the situation.  If/when things go askew as I suspect they inevitably will, I'll at least have the satisfaction of feeling that I ignored the siren song of the press and voted for the what I believe are the best interests of this country.
 
Yup, we'll move on.  It's what we do.

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LMAO @ these posts.
Still, I am curious to see what the market does in the morning. I'm dying to see Egg in the face of Roth and Put who continued to spew BS markets reacting negatively in light of a "socialist regime" that just handed the GOP their ass.
 
 Life is good.

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hymanroth wrote:Yes, but this country was strong enough to survive Jimmy Carter

And G.W.B. Oh wait...I forgot, we put blame on today's circumstances on Clinton. My bad

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anabuhabkuss wrote:
LMAO @ these posts.
Still, I am curious to see what the market does in the morning. I'm dying to see Egg in the face of Roth and Put who continued to spew BS markets reacting negatively in light of a "socialist regime" that just handed the GOP their ass.
 
 Life is good.
 
Wow, you really have no clue do you?  Please, read some history books. Start with the founding fathers, especially Hamilton.  Obama is so far removed from that, it's sad.
 
He's the one who flim-flammed AND bamboozled a little over half the country.

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Seriously? You're comparing modern day politics to circumstances surrounding our founding fathers? You think Obama will seriously take this country into embarrassing directions that our country has taken since Hamilton (slavery, nixon, premeptive strikes?)
Yeah, such a bad person that one is. I wish the guy who used religion to mask preemptive war strikes could vote for term three.  BTW I wonder, did Hamilton have problems spelling and putting together cohesive sentences? (Of course we know the answer to that)
k thx bye.
BTW, why is it you loonies always dismiss the compliments McCain and the GOP extend to Obama? Are you so dumb to vote for a man wo hasn't the balls to speak out and call out Obama like you geniuses can behind a monitor?

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anabuhabkuss wrote:LMAO @ these posts.
Still, I am curious to see what the market does in the morning. I'm dying to see Egg in the face of Roth and Put who continued to spew BS markets reacting negatively in light of a "socialist regime" that just handed the GOP their ass.
 
 Life is good.lmao @ your naivete.Clearly you have no understanding of basic economics.  Have you considered becoming a school teacher?  A Teamster?  They should thrive under the Obama/Pelosi/Reed socialist regime. 

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anabuhabkuss wrote:hymanroth wrote:Yes, but this country was strong enough to survive Jimmy Carter

And G.W.B. Oh wait...I forgot, we put blame on today's circumstances on Clinton. My badIndeed I do.Too bad your mind is too small to grasp that sometimes economic and legal changes take a while to take effect.Never mind the reprehnsible moral tone that Bill set for this country.  Don't worry if you feel confused by that statement....I don't expect you to understand it.

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The "CHANGE" is finally here

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Well, here we go again...four years of no one in the Oval Office.

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HymanRoth wrote: anabuhabkuss wrote:
LMAO @ these posts.
Still, I am curious to see what the market does in the morning. I'm dying to see Egg in the face of Roth and Put who continued to spew BS markets reacting negatively in light of a "socialist regime" that just handed the GOP their ass.
 
 Life is good.lmao @ your naivete.Clearly you have no understanding of basic economics.  Have you considered becoming a school teacher?  A Teamster?  They should thrive under the Obama/Pelosi/Reed socialist regime. 
 
Yeah, I think college professor at one of our "elite" schools would be a perfect fit for him. Sit in an ivory tower, pontificate, write garbage, and try to hit on 19 year olds.
 
Please read some history books. Without Hamilton, this country wouldn't be half of what it is today!  I think that with Obama, this country WILL be half of what it is today.

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anabuhabkuss wrote:You think Obama will seriously take this country into embarrassing directions that our country has taken since Hamilton (slavery, nixon, premeptive strikes?) If you are embarrassed about the "directions this country has taken since Hamilton," why did you come to this embarrassing country?  Surely there were countless other countries that would have been far less embarrassing for you? Why subject yourself to the humiliation of living in the US?
anabuhabkuss wrote:I wish the guy who used religion to mask preemptive war strikes could vote for term three. If you are trying to imply that W "used religion to mask preemptive war strikes" cite one credible and verifiable source to support your claim.  Just one.(Hint: Reverend Jeremiah Wright would not be considered a credible and reliable source of information.)

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anabuhabkuss wrote:
Seriously? You're comparing modern day politics to circumstances surrounding our founding fathers? You think Obama will seriously take this country into embarrassing directions that our country has taken since Hamilton (slavery, nixon, premeptive strikes?)
Yeah, such a bad person that one is. I wish the guy who used religion to mask preemptive war strikes could vote for term three.  BTW I wonder, did Hamilton have problems spelling and putting together cohesive sentences? (Of course we know the answer to that)
k thx bye.
BTW, why is it you loonies always dismiss the compliments McCain and the GOP extend to Obama? Are you so dumb to vote for a man wo hasn't the balls to speak out and call out Obama like you geniuses can behind a monitor?
 
As long as he doesn't take it into the direction of FDR, we'll be OK.  Let's hope he can keep his pants on better than Clinton.  Let's hope he doesn't have his finger on that red nuke button like Kennedy.  I wonder if he's ever read anything about Reagan?   
 
I wonder if Obama will continue to have memory problems like he has shown over the last few months.  Not remembering that Ayers is a terrorist.  Not remembering rev. Wright (I left the caps off on purpose) is a black supremicist, not remembering all the other questionable relationships and decisions he's made in his very short political life.  The man voted FOR partial birth abortion.  Do you people understand what that is?  He didn't vote on much while he was a senator, but when he did it was so far left that it makes my stomach hurt. 
 
Is he going to be a strong dollar president?  How is he going to handle foreign affairs?  What about this "testing" event that Biden promised?  Is he going to pull troops out of Iraq, thus creating a vacuum that will immediately be filled by the terrorist organizations that are lying in wait as we speak?  Does he really have a grasp on the economy?   
 
Oh yeah, BTW, our country didn't create slavery.  And how many more terrorist attacks do you think we might have had if we hadn't struck back at someone right after 9/11?  I'll bet the answer wouldn't have been ZERO.  How many do you think we'll have in the next 4-8 years? 

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anabuhabkuss wrote:
 I wish the guy who used religion to mask preemptive war strikes could vote for term three.
 
Wow, amazing. If your firm has a surprise drug test policy it sounds like your career is at risk.

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lol @ the whiners and their courage to attack from behind a monitor.
 
The country owes you so much. I'm happy and love this country no matter the faults and hardships we have faced both as a result of our own doing and others'. When Bush won twice, I didn't cry and whine and belittle people on a f'n message board ( so the answer your stupid question Morphius, none of your f'n business). does that make me a betetr American? Hell no. It's a choice I made. If you don't like it, do what it takes to stop this senseless and uncontructive posting.
 
 If you want to be unpatriotic bigots who whine and can not take responsibility for your own actions and happiness, maybe you should pack up and leave. My choices for coming to this country (of which I was born a US citizen) and how I live my life are a matter of privacy and, yet, I concede I can not stop you from trying to pat your broken egos by bashing me.
 
I challenge any of you to speak out about what effort you put forth to further your candidate's chances of winning the white house outside of a vote, $25 and BSing on a message board. How hard did you work for it? What responsibility did you take when you weren't brown nosing the puts of the online message board world?
 
If you did your part, as IndyOne said, and feel comforted in knowing you did, I'm sure you wouldn't be posting the trite that is filling this thread. That's the job of lazy whiners.
 
We had two great men running for the highest position on our soil, a situation any country would love to be in. John McCain is a great guy. Obama is a great guy. They have different views but in the end they both tuthfully, I believe, want what is best for this nation.
 
Greyhairedbroker said it best and has typed out the smartest post I've seen here in the past two weeks. Morphius, this also addressed your ignorant question:
 

I want Obama to find success, even where I strongly disagree with him, because I want <?: prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><?: PREFIX = ST1 />America to be successful.

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What we witnessed yesterday was the violent death of the Repubican Party. They had, more, or less, been painting themselves into a corner for some time now. From here,  they will eat their own for a time as the death throws continue. What will hopefully emerge is a true conservative party. To move forward they have to quit being the party of angry white men and make peace with a nation that is multi-cultural, and diverse in lifestyles and values. They need to stop alienating anyone with a college degree who is also cosmopolitan with the elitist title. They have to stop being the enemy of enviromental protection and face up to climate change. If it does that and cultivates a truly conservative ideology, instead of a divisive one, they will come back. Failing that they are a dead sect, regardless of how badly Obama screws up. Obama's election wasn't a win, it was a mandate. If the republican party fails to get that message, there is no future for them. Mccain said it best "The people have spoken." Yes they have. Now the real work for the republican party begins.
 
And just to for fun- Sarah is still hot!

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anabuhabkuss wrote:lol @ the whiners and their courage to attack from behind a monitor.
I see.  Now it is an "attack" to ask if you can back up your ridiculous claim that W "used religion to mask preemptive war strikes"?
 
Where I come from freedom of speech still exists.  You have the freedom to spout absurd and baseless inventions, and I have the right to ask that you attempt to defend your absurd inventions. My question stands, and bears repeating:If you are trying to imply that W "used religion to mask preemptive war strikes" cite one credible and verifiable source to support your claim.  Just one.
 
anabuhabkuss wrote: so the answer your stupid question Morphius, none of your f'n business).
Well, now that is a clever retort!  Ouch!  That certainly put me in my place! 
 
So you can't find one single credible source to back up your silly claim about W using religion to mask preemptive war strikes" either, apparently? Strange.
 
anabuhabkuss wrote:If you don't like it, do what it takes to stop this senseless and uncontructive posting.
You mean we should use constructive posts like you where when you can't answer rationally you resort to telling people "it's none of your f'n business?"  I've got to write this stuff down so I don't forget it. 
 
anabuhabkuss wrote:If you want to be unpatriotic bigots who whine and can not take responsibility for your own actions and happiness, maybe you should pack up and leave.
Oh good, more rational discourse.  When all else fails let's call people names!  Reminds me of the old adage, "Having lost sight of our objective, we redoubled our efforts."
 
What color is the sky in your world, ana?

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BondGuy wrote:What we witnessed yesterday was the violent death of the Repubican Party.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, "the reports of my death are greatly exagerated."
 
The Chosen One won, BG, but don't overdo it.  A popular vote of roughly 52% is barely a majority, and hardly supports your exaggerated claims that the Republicans are a "dead sect."
 
 
 
 

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BondGuy wrote:What we witnessed yesterday was the violent death of the Repubican Party. They had, more, or less, been painting themselves into a corner for some time now. From here,  they will eat their own for a time as the death throws continue. What will hopefully emerge is a true conservative party. To move forward they have to quit being the party of angry white men and make peace with a nation that is multi-cultural, and diverse in lifestyles and values. They need to stop alienating anyone with a college degree who is also cosmopolitan with the elitist title. They have to stop being the enemy of enviromental protection and face up to climate change. If it does that and cultivates a truly conservative ideology, instead of a divisive one, they will come back. Failing that they are a dead sect, regardless of how badly Obama screws up. Obama's election wasn't a win, it was a mandate. If the republican party fails to get that message, there is no future for them. Mccain said it best "The people have spoken." Yes they have. Now the real work for the republican party begins.
 
And just to for fun- Sarah is still hot!
 
ROFLMAO, thanks for the humor. I see you're not much of a student of history in addition to being someone who tosses around insinuations of racism with abandon. A brief history lesson;
 
LBJ, beat Goldwater like a rented mule..... couldn't even run for the nomination of his own party after a single term.
 
Nixon, won in a landslide (popular vote and EC) that makes Obama's pale by comparison.... his resignation "doomed" his party forever (so the critics of the time told us)
 
Carter (pay particularly close attention here, since we just elected his clone), won big, provided a "fresh start", promised to never lie to us......led the US so far off into a ditch in every area of presidential authority that he opened the door to Reagan, just a term and change after Nixon "destroyed" the GOP.
 
You really don't want to see the GOP "become a true conservative party", you'd loath them no matter what they do to reform. Your Daily Kos language makes that clear.
 
I suggest you not puff that chest out too far and watch closely as most of us the just saw our guy lose so you how to behave with good graces after a lost and how to be the loyal, ass opposed to the hysterical opposition. Obama's promised everything up to and including government issued unicorns that poop Iphones. The fall from such lofty heights of expectations, combined with the cultish following of so many of his supporters will be a hard one.

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anabuhabkuss wrote:lol @ the whiners and their courage to attack from behind a monitor.
 

I'll tell you the same thing I told the other poster on that other thread. After the last eight years of rabid, vicious, absolutely insane criticism of Bush (which you also applied to McCain as recently as 24 hours ago) you're in no position to call for good behavior from the losing side. I went after Put because of his tone, but frankly, he sounded just like your (and BG) usual blather, so I suggest you put a sock in it yourself.  Make no mistake, you have zero room to open your mouth on the subject.<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
 
If it wasn't detrimental to the country I love, I’d spend the next four years treating Obama in exactly the same fashion you and yours treated Bush, McCain and most every other Republican in my lifetime. The vile, dishonest and borderline psychotic discourse route has been the common one taken by those on your side. I only disapprove of it because of love of country, and frankly, because I’m a better person than you.

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BondGuy wrote:What we witnessed yesterday was the violent death of the Repubican Party.
 
Death?  As in never coming back, ever?  I think it's more accurate to say "What we witnessed yesterday was a dark day for the Republican Party.  Neither party will ever die, but like the market, there will be up and down cycles of varying lengths.

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I think the market has spoken....loudly.

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I hate to say this, but I would like to see us plunge into a depression when he starts these socialist programs.  See how his supporters like drawing their 124$ a week unemployment checks, food lines and crime out of this world.  If you don't have a gun, buy one. If you have one, load it, You will need to protect your family in the coming years.
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bspears wrote:I think the market has spoken....loudly.
 
 
At least we weren't down over 200....phew! 

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