election 2010

Here we go again. Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran has proudly announced –- to an Arab television network, no less –- that the Democrats lost in November because American voters are raaaaacists.

It must have been late in the evening and all the important congressman must have already gone home when the Alhurra television director looked around the room and said to the reporter, “Go talk to that guy over there who’s been trying to get on camera all night.” They stuck a microphone in front of oddball Virginia Congressman Moran and the Democrat actually said his party’s losses are the result of today’s political environment being very similar to the period just before the Civil War.

“It happened … for the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States,” Moran said. “Southern states, particularly the slaveholding states, didn’t want to see a president who was opposed to slavery.

“In this case a lot of people in this country, it’s my belief, don’t want to be governed by an African-American, particularly one who is inclusive, who is liberal, who wants to spend money on everyone and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society. And that’s a basic philosophical clash,” Moran said.

A hat tip for this story to IHTM commenter WhiskeyRiver, whose comment serves as our closing line to this story:

“I would say he is right. I don’t feel “comfortable” having an African-American in the White House. Now, if we had an American in the White House, who happened to be black, I would have no problem at all.”

Source: Fox News

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Suddenly, out of the blue, Democrats have discovered a new fascination with the concept of compromise. Working together. Bipartisan efforts. Finding common ground.

Ahhh, how times have changed since President Obama famously declared, “I won” and began shutting Republicans completely out of the process.

robert gibbs

Clockwise from upper right: Robert Gibbs being a pompous ass, Robert Gibbs being a pompous jerk, Robert Gibbs being a pompous twit, Robert Gibbs being a pompous fool

Robert Gibbs explains that this is all a result of the November elections:

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs hopes everyone in Washington grows up once a Republican majority takes control of the House of Representatives in January.

“I think that was the message in this election, was people are going to have to be able to sit down at the tables like adults, discuss issues like adults, come out of that room and get results for American people like adults,” Gibbs said Monday night on MSNBC. “I think if adulthood can break out, that’s a good thing.”

Incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday that he will find “common ground” with Democrats but not “compromise” with them.

But Gibbs said he doesn’t see much of a distinction. “I think no matter what we call it, we are going to have to work together next year.”

Wrong, Robert. The message from this election wasn’t that people want common ground. The message was that the people really hate what Democrats have done to the country.

But you just keep thinking what you’re thinking and doing what you’re doing and you’ll get another message in 2010.

Source: Politico.com

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Imagine that you’re Ben Chandler, a blue dog Democrat from Kentucky. You just watched 63 of your House colleagues go down in flames while you managed to hang onto your seat by the razor thin margin of just 648 votes.

ben chandler blames pelosi

Blue Dog Democrat Ben Chandler: Is he dumbfounded or just plain dumb?

Heads are going to roll, you think to yourself. And then you find out that your surviving colleagues think Nancy did a dandy job and should remain as the Democrats’ leader in the House.

Do you think you’d describe yourself as (a) shocked, (b) pissed, (c) dumbfounded, or (d) all of the above.

Rep. Ben Chandler (Ky.), who won reelection by only 648 votes, said in a recent interview that he blames outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Democrats’ deep defeats in the midterms.

“If not there, where else does the responsibility lie?” Chandler told McClatchy. “You’re talking about the loss of 60 or something seats held by capable public servants. There had to be something going on at a level above them.”

He added, “If that isn’t the lesson, I don’t know what is.”

Chandler, a member of the moderate Blug Dog Coalition, voted against Pelosi for caucus leader, saying that her opponent, Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), was a “better fit” for his district.

“It baffles me that you can suffer the largest defeat since 1938 and still maintain the leadership of your caucus,” Chandler said of Pelosi.

Well, Ben, you’re one step ahead of us. We still can’t figure out how a radical like Pelosi became your party’s leader the first time around.

Source: TheHill.com

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We’re not going to get crazy like James Carville and predict 40 years of Republican rule, but let’s just say that the trend is not the liberal’s friend.


It's like the Beverly Hillbillies in reverse

The Washington Examiner details the relationship between democracy and demography:

Migration from high-tax states to states with lower taxes and less government spending will dramatically alter the composition of future Congresses, according to a study by Americans for Tax Reform

Eight states are projected to gain at least one congressional seat under reapportionment following the 2010 Census: Texas (four seats), Florida (two seats), Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington (one seat each). Their average top state personal income tax rate: 2.8 percent.

By contrast, New York and Ohio are likely to lose two seats each, while Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will be down one apiece. The average top state personal income tax rate in these loser states: 6.05 percent.

The state and local tax burden is nearly a third lower in states with growing populations, ATR found. As a result, per capita government spending is also lower: $4,008 for states gaining congressional seats, $5,117 for states losing them.

And that’s the problem. Per capita spending goes crazy when politicians lose there capitas.

Source: Washington Examiner

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Columbia Professor and wacko liberal Marc Lamont Hill may think Chris Christie is too fat to be president, but the voters seem to think otherwise.


Chris Christie not only has a gut, he has guts

Zogby.com reports the weighted results:

While there is no clear-cut leader among possible Republican contenders for President, a new Zogby Interactive poll conducted Nov. 3-5 shows Republican voters may be looking for a fresh face, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leads a list of possible candidates with 19%.

Following Christie among Republican voters are former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 17% and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with 14%. The largest percentage of Republicans (27%) are not sure who they would support in 2012.

The table below shows preferences for Republican voters, all voters and independents.

No matter what Professor Hill thinks, the American people seem to think Chris Christie is a political heavyweight.


Source: Zogby.com

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The headline we wanted – really wanted – on this story was, “Don’t cry for me, Art and Dina.” The story has a weeping Democrat named Dina, but, unfortunately, we couldn’t find one named Art. Damn it. We were so near and yet so far.


Dina Titus, typical liberal woman (if you know what we mean)

The Hill has the details of the Democrats trail of tears:

House members returned to the nation’s capital for the first time since Republicans captured the House two weeks ago.

Freshman Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.), who lost her reelection bid, wiped away tears as she hugged fellow members of the class of 2008, many of whom lost on Nov. 2.

Less than three feet away, ousted Nevada freshman Rep. Dina Titus (D) appeared to brush away some tears in a less obvious manner.

The mood was much different on the other side of the aisle.

Joyful House GOP lawmakers, who will take control of the House in January with at least 85 new members, made no effort to conceal their elation.

Republicans slapped backs, shook hands and laughed with each other, while their dejected Democratic colleagues huddled in clusters consoling themselves.

C’mon, Democrats, buck up. It’s the lame duck session and you still have time to pass a billion dollar bill authorizing grief counselors for all outgoing politicians and a trillion dollar takeover of Kleenex.

Source: TheHill.com

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The Obama Youth guilty of voter fraud? Why that’s just not possible. No, we’ve given it considerable thought and it’s simply not possible.

Except that it is.

As you may know, Minnesota has a goofy law that allows any Tom, Dick or Abdul off the street to vote as long as someone else comes along and vouches for them. Yeah, it’s probably the dumbest election law in America, but this is Minnesotistan we’re talking about, so don’t be too damn surprised.

Students at the University of Minnesota, students associated with B. Hussein Obama’s “Organizing For America,” now stand accused of –- prepare to be shocked — vouching for people they didn’t really know. This is, of course, a felony in Minnesotistan.

We eagerly await President Obama’s angry denunciation of this outrageous election fraud.


(Sound of crickets)


Ahem. President Obama?

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Delusional. There may be another way to describe progressives, but if there is it slips our minds at the moment.


Central casting couldn't find a guy who looks more evil than George Soros

Need proof? The George Soros-funded Institute for Policy Studies says progressives won the midterms and that President Obama should use that mandate to rule by fiat.

World Net Daily has the irrational ramblings and delusional details:

“Progressives won in the 2010 mid-term elections,” wrote Karen Dolan, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, or IPS, and director of the Cities for Progress and Cities for Peace projects based at the radical organization.

“The Congressional Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus in the House Democratic Caucus at over 80 members, emerged virtually unscathed, losing only three members,” she wrote, in the piece published on the IPS website.

… “The veil of a happy Democratic governing majority is finally lifted. We didn’t have it then; We don’t have it now. But what we do have now is a more solidly progressive bunch of Dems in Congress and a president presumably less encumbered by the false illusion that playing nice will get him a date with the other team.”

She went on to recommend that progressives “throw our support unabashedly behind the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and let’s push Obama to finally do the right thing through as many Executive Orders as we can present to him.”

“As many Executive Orders as we can present to him.” We? Apparently, Obama’s Executive Orders are now being written by George Soros and he’s not even pretending to support democracy any more.

Source: World Net Daily

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Call us old fashioned, but we still think communism is a bad thing, a political philosophy responsible for more deaths and more misery than any other “ism” in human history.


"I'm Josef Stalin and I approve this message."

So, naturally, American commies are terribly disappointed that the Democrats didn’t do better in last week’s elections.

As election results roll in and the Republican party notches up a great victory for reaction, many people will probably ask, “How did this happen here?” How could an electorate fired up for progressive change just two years ago fall flat on its face? What did the Democratic Party do to lose the overwhelming support it received in the last election cycle?

Many will say that it is because fantastic amounts of money were unleashed to support the hysterical theatrics of the ultra-right as embodied in the Tea Party movement. This is, of course, correct…

However, there were some other factors that made it easier for the right wing to do their dirty work…Anti-communism has been unleashed once again through the voice of hysterical pundits and this has served to confuse the working people of this country. Anyone who falls to the left of Karl Rove on the political spectrum has been branded a “socialist” and many people fall for this since they don’t have a clue about what socialism really means. Socialists have failed to meet this challenge and have made little effort to clarify what socialism actually means.

It’s just an interesting twist of fate, we think, that communists should support Barack Obama, a guy who’s appointed more czars than anyone in history.

Or it may just be another case of liberal linguistic gymnastics.

Source: Communist Party Houston

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New York City Mayor and professional elitist snob Michael Bloomberg is worried that the band of non-professional, non-liberal politicians (read: Tea Partiers) who swept into power last week just aren’t up to his standards.


Mayor Bloomberg is not only short, he's shortsighted

Why those rubes are so damned ignorant that they might spark a trade war with China.

The billionaire mayor reportedly said Americans who voted for these politicians may do a disservice to U.S.-Chinese relations because the incoming freshmen aren’t worldly enough to grasp diplomacy or the economic upside of China’s emerging economy.

“If you look at the U.S., you look at who we’re electing to Congress, to the Senate — they can’t read,” The Wall Street Journal quoted Bloomberg as saying.

“I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don’t have passports. We’re about to start a trade war with China if we’re not careful here only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is,” he reportedly said.

Unlike Bloomberg, however, those ignorant Tea Partiers are smart enough to read the handwriting on the wall. And it says, “Sorry, Mr. Mayor, but you’re never going to be President.”

Source: FoxNews.com

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The blind leading the blind, the grieving leading the grieving.

Five Congressional staff members are roaming the halls of Congress offering grief counseling to other Democrat staff members about to lose their jobs as a result of the election.


Cry me a friggin' river, loser

Politico.com has the sad, sad tale:

But one of the staffers was described as a “counselor” to help with the emotional aspect of the loss – and a section in the packet each staffer was given dealt with the stages of grief (for instance, Stage One being anger, and so on).

“It was like it was about death,” the staffer said. “It was bizarre.” The staffer did say the portions about the benefits and résumé writing were instructive.

You may find this odd coming from IHateTheMedia.com, but we actually understand what they’re going through. It was only two years that we felt the same kind of grief.

And then we started this blog the day before Obama’s inauguration and worked out our own damn grief by making fun of these incompetent socialists.

You know what? We’re getting pissed off all over again just thinking about it. Screw the grief counselors and the soon-to-be-out-of-work staffers.

After what you’ve done to this country, we’re the ones who should be grieving.

Source: Politico.com

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Trust us, you’ll get great pleasure out of watching this clip. Post-election recriminations fly as Salon’s Glenn Greenwald, who calls himself a progressive, goes up against MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, who proudly calls himself a socialist.

In fact, he says, “I am a socialist. I live to the extreme left, the extreme left of you mere liberals”

We actually like Lawrence O’Donnell a little more after watching this clip. At least he seems to have a bit of a grasp on reality, which is not something you can say about some other MSNBC hosts, who shall remain nameless simply because we can’t bear to type out their names again today.


H/T: Breitbart.tv

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There’s the old story of the guy who finds his friend pounding his head against the wall. “Why are you doing that?” he asks. His friend replies, “Because it feels so good when I stop.”

Nancy Pelosi is not, apparently, smart enough to stop pounding her head against the wall.


Nancy "Mommy Dearest" Pelosi interprets the elections

The Daily Caller has the painful details:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who saw her powerful position taken from her in Tuesday’s landslide election, was adamant the day after Democrats lost 60 seats in the House that the results were not a rejection of the agenda pursued by President Obama and herself.

“Let’s understand the message,” Pelosi told ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “The message was not, ‘I reject the course that you are on.’ The message is it didn’t go fast enough to produce jobs.”

Ms Pelosi will now begin pounding her head against the wall even harder and faster.

Source: Daily Caller

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We’ve heard of local candidates being propped up by state parties, but this one sounds like Weekend at Bernie’s.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, deceased candidate, Democrat Jenny Oropeza, defeated Republican John Stammreich in the race for State Senate in the 28th district.

Oropeza, 53, died on Oct. 20. Because her death was within 10 days of the election, her name remained on the ballot.

The governor now has two weeks to declare her seat empty, and schedule a special election within three to four months. This allows Democrats a chance to find a new candidate to run for Oropeza’s seat.

A week after her death, Democrats sent out mailers to residents, calling for voters to still reelect Oropeza. The mailers featured Secretary of State Debra Bowen and Democratic Party general counsel Martha Escutia.

Naturally, this district, which encompasses parts of Los Angeles and Long Beach, is overwhelmingly Democrat.

Democrats are often accused of turning out the dead vote, but this is one of the rare times when they’re able to vote for one of their peers.

Source: NBC Los Angeles

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What’s that? You voted for conservatives on Tuesday? Well, then you’re just plain crazy. Or stupid. Or maybe crazy and stupid.

Even that Allen West fella down in Florida is crazy. But he’s “a special brand of crazy” while you’re just ordinary crazy.

Lib radio talk show host Bill Press says so. And you just can’t argue with a man who counts his listeners in the hundreds.

Source: TheBlaze.com

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Obama slurpee contest

Hey, these things cost $1.89 down at our local 7-Eleven, so 25 of them damn near depletes our annual promotional budget

It’s not every day your team wins a landslide victory. So let’s celebrate.

To commemorate the Republican’s Tuesday Tsunami and President Obama’s 25th reference to “Republicans are sippin’ Slurpees,” IHateTheMedia.com is giving away Slurpees to 25 lucky winners.

A reporter even asked the President about Slurpees in today’s post-election press conference. So let’s strike while the subject is hot and the slushy, icy drinks are cold.

It’s easy to win one of IHateTheMedia.com 25 Slurpees. Just submit your entry in a comment on this post. Tell us in 25 words or less what you liked most about Tuesday’s elections. Contest ends midnight (PST) November 12, 2010.

This ain’t no liberal contest, so creativity and cleverness will get you extra points.

Please, only contest entries allowed in comments; sorry, but we’ll have to delete anything else.

Source: CBS News

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Legendary: Alan Grayson’s concession speech

by editor on November 4, 2010

Alan Grayson is a lunatic to the bitter end. And we don’t use the word “bitter” lightly.

In this concession speech, Grayson modestly describes his victory in 2008 as “legendary.” And his wacko supporters don’t help matters when they take up the “Yes We Can” chant two years too late.

Grayson also explains that the only reason he lost was that his district was gerrymandered by the evil Republicans.

Ahhh, we’ll miss you Alan. You were good for at least one hysterically funny story every week.

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If you watched TV on Tuesday night or checked the internet on Wednesday morning, you may have come to the incorrect conclusion that the Republican Party was victorious in the elections. You know, 60 or so seats in the House, half a dozen in the Senate, an additional twenty or more state legislatures.

Nevertheless, when your livelihood depends of finding fault with “the other guys,” that’s what you must do no matter what. Even when the claim is ridiculous.

Like this little gem, where Media Matters Karl Frisch attempts to spin the Tuesday’s tsunami as a defeat for Republicans.

H/T: Breitbart.tv

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Back in August, conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt said Republicans were going to kick ass in November. Lib radio talker Stephanie Miller scoffed, said Hewitt was wrong and announced that she’d play this clip on her radio show to prove it.

Miller: Hugh, I’m going to play this tape of you on my radio show after you’re wrong in November.
Hewitt: Good, nobody will hear it.
Loesch: Ohhhhhhhh!

Let us know what time you’re going to play it so we can tune in, Stephie.

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Retired Colonel Allen West has a new title –- Congressman Allen West. He kicked butt in Florida-22 just like you’d expect a Marine soldier to do. We love this guy and can’t wait until he tells Harry Reid to drop and give him twenty.

[Click to see Parts 2 and 3…]

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All elephants plus a few RINOs, all stampeding into Washington, DC come January 2011.

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A brief message to the Democrat Party

by editor on November 3, 2010

Here’s Nelson Muntz from the Simpsons with an insightful message for the Democrats who tried to change America instead of merely changing Washington, DC.

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A theme song for yesterday’s victories

by editor on November 3, 2010

My, oh, my. Time flies when you’re being socialized. Hard to believe it was only 24 months ago that we were banished to the wilderness for 40 years by James Carville.

The Editor’s old disc jockey days are coming back to haunt him. Here are the Chambers Brothers expressing exactly how we all feel today.


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Welcome to IHateTheMedia.com’s election night open thread. Share the craziest, dumbest, most preposterous things you hear liberals say on TV tonight. Gloating is encouraged.

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Michelle Obama was on the stump … ugh. Don’t know about you, but that gives us a disturbing mental image.


Vote early, vote often, vote Democrat

Let’s just go straight to Politico:

“We don’t have much time,” Michelle Obama declared to voters on Monday, urging them to get out the vote as her husband stayed at the White House and worked the phones the day before the midterms.
Rallying Democrats for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Las Vegas, Obama told the crowd to round up people who voted in 2008 but “who are planning to sit this one out.”

“You need to tell them that they can’t just vote once and hope for change to happen,” she said. “They’ve got to vote every single time.”

“Tell them that they can’t just vote once.” Spoken like a true Chicago Democrat.

Source: Politico

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