From Pine View Farm

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Destroying Democracy” 2


Via Americablog.



  1. George Smith

    November 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Lines. On NBC, they had Chuck Todd and his app and even he didn’t get the significance of lines all evening. And I read the story about the Romney life model decoy unit and his advisors being pole-axed by the result. If they’d bothered to read the reports during the day or sent someone to actually see the lines they would have known what was happening, instantly. Even in Pasadena at my polling place you could see it was different, and — statistically — it didn’t even matter. The east side of the precinct is all white. The west side is hispanic and black and they were there in number, walking the sidewalk to the place in a steady stream. I suspect they all knew, had heard in some way, that the GOP was out to stop their vote in other places in the country and they were not going to have it. Still, one this I’ve run into already is an aggrieved whine from some white in-betweeners that now it’s time to compromise to get things done because, you know, because — like — the gridlock and animus was both side’s fault, equally shared. And to them I have said, politely, nope — not pulling that one out, anymore.

  2. Frank

    November 10, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I blogged about my observations in my little corner of the world.  The local rag even had a picture of the high school I was at.

    There were folks in Dade County, Florida, according the the Miami Herald, who voted after midnight, after the election had been called by all the networks, after waiting seven hours or more, because they believed their votes to be important.

    As for Chuck Todd, Driftglass, q. v.  He should have a new podcast coming out today.  Worth a listen.

    Once you become a member of the punditocracy, you have life-long employment.