Damnit, anyone notice that FOX news was the first one to call it? It's like all the other stations were sitting there saying, "we know Obama won, but no one will believe us until the radical right-wing doushbags admit it." Kinda makes me sad.
I'm really curious as to the nature of how they were able to call Ohio when it was 50/50 and 83% of the votes were in. I think I know why they did it, but I'm just surprised they didn't explain it: basically all that was left were urban, Obama-leaning precincts. So even at 50/50, they knew Romney didn't have a chance, and went ahead and called it. But it did look really bizarre seeing a statistic that says, "Obama wins, even though it's currently a tie". Especially when Florida was less close, and they still haven't called it.
Unfortunately, in other news, my home state/district got FUCKED by radical gerrymandering. Jesus, it's getting ridiculous and evil. So Alaska has this amazing thing where the democrats and moderate republicans actually came together and formed a coalition, and it's been working great. Unfortunately, our douchbag governor hates them, and all the tea baggers are trying to run them out of office. So somehow the state GOP went to town on the redistricting, and it's utterly NUTS! We have one district that wraps around, and then goes 400 miles west all the way to the Bering Sea coast! That was the "lost cause liberal district" that they just created to put all the opposition together under one single person. Suddenly, we have incumbents running against each other because their districts got crossed, and the most angry aggressive assholes win. Furthermore, the guys who did the redistricting, after fighting it off stating that it was completely logical... when they won, they turned around and gloated, admitting they were gerrymandering. That's the kind of shit I expect from 11 year olds, not public officials!
The coalition could have been a model for America, but now it's finished... completely decimated.
I'm liking this new "you can't win by just getting the white vote" talk. MAYBE some republicans will listen. I'd love to see the moderate republicans finally stand up and take their party back. Look, I'm a democrat, but I can understand a lot of the moderate republican ideals, especially on fiscal policy. I'd like to think that both parties are basically "okay" but I just happen to agree with the ideas of one more than the other. But as it stands right now, the republican party has been eaten alive by assholes... politics aside, they're just jerks, if they were liberal democrats, they'd still be jerks. I'm actually starting to feel REALLY BAD for moderate republicans right now, and I want to cheer them on as much as possible. Hey, I even voted for one today. I'll listen to anyone who's willing to work with others and play fair. Our nation was built on compromise, and we have a whole party run by people who don't even understand the concept.
Moderate Republicans: there's a whole party of people who are perfectly willing to listen to your ideas. Come on over to our side and let's get to work. You'll have more success dealing with us than those who drove your party into the ground.