Schadenfreude

The great thing about the era in which we live is that, if we want it to, everything lives forever. There’s recorded evidence of just about everything that anybody says, does and writes. Today, that aspect of modern life is coming in handier than usual.

It’s tough to say what I’ve enjoyed more over the past 18 hours: the denial, the anger, the stupidity, the rationalizing, the non-apology apologies, or the turning on each other (Last night, on Fox News, after it became clear Obama would win, one of the pundits angrily dismissed Romney as “a New England liberal”). But let’s dive into a schadenfreude smorgasbord, shall we?

Nate Silver is a Witch Department

“Nate Silver says this is a 73.6 percent chance that the president is going to win? Nobody in that campaign thinks they have a 73 percent chance — they think they have a 50.1 percent chance of winning.” — Joe Scarborough

“Anyone who claims to know who is going to win is blowing smoke.” — Joe Klein


“I have great respect for our decision desk and I can see that they’re very happy in Chicago, but I have to tell you that the Romney camp has real doubts by the call that has been made by us and by other networks.” — Chris Wallace

“My prediction: Sometime after the cock crows on the morning of Nov. 7, Mitt Romney will be declared America’s 45th president. Let’s call it 51%-48%, with Mr. Romney carrying at least 279 Electoral College votes, probably more.” — Karl Rove

“Bottom line: Romney 315, Obama 223” — Michael Barone

“Given the fact that an incumbent president is stuck at 47 percent nationwide, the odds might not be in Obama’s favor, and they certainly aren’t in his favor by a 67–33 margin.” — Josh Jordan

“Anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a tossup right now is such an ideologue, they should be kept away from typewriters, computers, laptops and microphones for the next 10 days.” — Dylan Byers

“The FINAL Definitive Projection of the race: Romney wins 51% and 275 EVs” — Unskewed Polls

Celebrity Department

“We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!” — Donald Trump

“I cry tears of blood for The Last Best Place & the warriors who died for this tragedy.” — Ted Nugent

“I can’t stop crying. America died.” — Victoria Jackson

“Karl Rove is the last man standing!” — Patricia Heaton

“…..” — Clint Eastwood

Wow, Mitt Romney really had a cavalcade of stars in his corner.

Good Riddance Department

“I vote we go back to the Republic of Texas with Bush as our president. #texasforever #secede” — Sarah Barnes

“If Puerto Rico wants to be a state they can have Texas’ spot… #secede” — Matt!

“I take comfort in two things 1. God is on the throne 2. Texas is RED #secede” — Lauren

“I said this last night. Totally agree. It’s almost as bad at 1861. #secede or die.” — Joe Treadaway

The Morning After Dept.

“Instead of an “October Surprise,” the networks engineered an “October Suppression” — keeping a lid on the boiling Benghazi story until Election Day.” — Rich Noyes

“In this environment with this economy and all the gravely important matters pressing against the very existence of this country, it should have been a tsunami election. It should have been a landslide that sent President Obama into dust heap of failed presidencies. Instead, the election was about Big Bird.” — Charles Hurt

“But first, let me tell you, small things beat big things yesterday.  Conservatism, in my humble opinion, did not lose last night.  It’s just very difficult to beat Santa Claus.  It is practically impossible to beat Santa Claus.  People are not going to vote against Santa Claus, especially if the alternative is being your own Santa Claus.” — Rush Lmbaugh

“There’s definitely a feeling that it would be better to nominate a conservative of long-standing conviction.”– Ralph Reed

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