Madame Speaker

I'm exhausted. I'm already playing the "if we had only" game......and it isn't over. Not by a long shot. There are thousands of provisional ballots and then a probable automatic recount. I lost my cable/phone/internet last night immediately after the N&O posted the final 205th precinct for the 8th. I had no choice but to retire for the...um...morning.

I took a few minutes to regroup after crawling out of bed this morning. I've tried to take it all in. Chris Bowers has a great post up that summarizes the gains we've made. It's all still too hard to believe. Not one Democratic seat was lost to a Republican challenger - at least not yet. We have gains in state legislatures, governor's mansions, the house and the senate.

There was something that really grabbed me. It's been something I've ignored - not really thought about. It is the win that has moved me to tears of joy this morning. Those of us with daughters might understand a little better the impact this one win will have on our lives - or at least their lives.

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Madame Speaker

Nancy Pelosi

Progressives across the country are sharing in this joy. As much as I would like to say it's a pure, unblemished joy, I will admit that there is this tiny little crevice of my heart that is enjoying the idea that Republicans across the country are hating the prospect of Nancy Pelosi as the most powerful woman in the United States.

Jane Hamsher at FiredogLake says it best, I think:

The most powerful woman in US history. Two words guaranteed to reduce any wingnut to a puddle of piss — Speaker Pelosi.

Thank goodness it's only a tiny little crevice, but trust me, it's there.

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Amen.

My daughter is so proud this morning.

So are mine

They're trying to get the title right before they go to school with all those little wingers. :) (Yes, I know this is the language of divisiveness...I'll come around, I'm sure.)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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It's an awesome win.

This all I needed for a huge smile this morning. Hanging many hopes on the stacks of provisional ballots.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

The trickle down effect

I also love how we made gains in the state legislature. I don't even think the party was trying that hard to make gains there....we just got them as "runoff" from all the GOTV efforts in our big US House races! I love it.

WOW!

What a night! And our state Senator, Julia Boseman, won by over 2 to 1! I'm sure there will be an automatic recount on Kissell/Hayes. Blathering on here for sheer joy!

As a part-time San Franciscan...

I am totally lovin'the idea of Speaker Pelosi. Yes Pelosi is seen as too conservative for San Francisco by the locals, but I think the rest of the country could use a dose of reality when it comes to the issue of "San Francisco values."

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Town Called Dobson - Daily Political Cartoon: Not all is red in rural America!

The buzz is that we will also be hearing...

"Madame President (pro tem), fellow colleagues of the Senate..."

Hillary will take the job and bail from a contentious Presidential bid. The United States will never be the same if she does, women will hold power over the entire Legislative branch of government and George Bush will be forced to meet in the Oval Office with Speaker Pelosi and President pro tem Clinton.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Sweet Jesus.

I just saw a vision of the future...AND IT WAS AWESOME!

Robin Hayes Hates Puppies

??

Wait, wouldn't that job go to Harry Reid?
I'm confused....

Part of the story seems to arise from this article.

Here.

Of course, this was before the position was Majority Leader.

FRIENDS of Hillary Clinton have been whispering the unthinkable. Despite her status as the runaway frontrunner for the 2008 Democratic nomination for president, some of her closest advisers say she might opt out of the White House race and seek to lead her party in the Senate.

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“I would not be surprised if she were to decide that the best contribution she can make to her country is to forget about being president and become a consensus-maker in the Senate,” said a leading Democratic party insider. “She believes there is no trust between the two political sides and that we can’t function as a democracy without it.”

...

The solution, insiders say, is for Clinton to take over as Senate minority leader in 2009 from the lacklustre Harry Reid, senator for Nevada. One well-respected blog, The Washington Note, recently claimed that Reid privately told Clinton the job was hers if she gave up her presidential ambitions.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Tears.

I just got back from taking my daughter to school. She's 16. We talked a lot about the election and Madame Speaker. I could see her wrestling the the reality that it might take the deaths of George Bush and Dick Cheney for Speaker Pelosi to become president, and she's too kind a person to wish harm to anyone.

But the truth is, Dick and George did die yesterday, at least politically. The Worst President Ever has already been engraved on George W. Bush's gravestone.

Not true James.

We could impeach their both their asses! :)

Actually, I don't know the law, but I am assuming the Speaker would become president in such an event. Simultaneous impeachment???
CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I've had an "Impeach Bush"

bumpersticker on my truck for five years. But cooler heads will prevail. Pelosi has said impeachment is off the table (unless someone gives him a blowjob, I suppose) so I'm assuming she means what she says.

Jumping Jimminy, Thank You!!!

Working on 3 hours of sleep and getting sick from standing out in the rank handing out sample ballots, I have been underwhelming today. THIS made me laugh for the first time all day, even though it was more of a dry crackle.

Pelosi has said impeachment is off the table (unless someone gives him a blowjob, I suppose) so I'm assuming she means what she says.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Gloat warning

I'm having a hard time holding back on the gloating. If Larry had won outright, I'd be in full-on gloat mode. If I say anything that makes you wonder if I've gone off the deep end...just give me a day - maybe two. I want to celebrate, threaten with subpoenas, hoot, holler, dance a jig, brag, gloat and all that stuff you do when your side wins (and you had virtually nothing to do with it...hehehe)...but today, please forgive me if I'm immature and rude about our impressive show yesterday. I promise to come back to earth and be kind and thoughtful in a day or two.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Bring it on, SD.

I'm with you 100%. After six years under the thumb of the most divisive @$$holes imaginable, I say, screw 'em. I'm in no mood to reach across any aisle and make nice with the criminals who have dug America into such a deep hole.

I'm praying

for Larry and that is really a prayer for me. I want him to be my congressman soooo bad. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all of you for all your support for my brother and me. He really cleaned ole vermin's clock, didn't he. Where I was, everybody was a big winner - David Price, Bob Etheridge and Brad. I worked a poll in the pouring rain yesterday. It was miserable but worth it. I was told stories about the vermin at polling places yesterday. He was actually rude to Brad supporters - especially African American supporters. Okay, I'm erasing him from my computer and hopefully from my mind.

Lovex7

Congratulations to the Miller Family

We will need to resurrect our Vermin rants periodically to keep the real face of Vernon Robinson prominent in Google searches. It will be our special type of vermin-i-cide. I know it might be unpleasant, but it might spread the word about him to help keep unsuspecting seniors from being relieved of their monthly social security checks as he sends out his pleas for funds. Let's make it a little tougher on him before he decides to run again.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I don't see why we shouldn't

We need to keep the truth about him on the first couple of pages of google searches...right?

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Congratulations to Brad and family!

He certainly did clean Vermin's clock, and I'm sure Vermin's happy. It keeps his losing record intact. God knows he'd have no idea what to do if he actually had to be a responsible adult.

Cheers for Congressman Miller!

The BUZZ about Vermin...

is that he will run for state party chair and win.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Bwahahahaha

If my husband doesn't run from the party over that......my God...I'd either move from the state or resign my party membership.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

disgust in the Republican ranks that they LOST so many seats

the N&O and CO did everything they could to keep Black front and center during the election, yet Republicans still lost seats in both branches of the legislature.

Think about how pissed we would be if we LOST six seats in the legislature and one/two US house seats with all the Republican corruption.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

We can only hope

Vermin would drive the immoral minority further into irrelevance and would be a very bright target on every front. Issues, fundraising, GOTV, integrity, competence.

This would be very sweet.