262 Responses to “Message to self: Keep calm”


  1. 17 hutami12
    November 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    OKie..trying :)

  2. 18 Proud Former White House Intern
    November 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I will try

  3. 20 Kat 4 Obama
    November 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Happy Election Day, everybody! :)

  4. 21 jey
    November 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Top 20? … lol

  5. 22 vitaminlover
    November 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    It is so on!

  6. November 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm
  7. 25 dotster3
    November 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Why would Mark Knoller be tweeting about the number of Obama news conferences at this time?????
    Our “news” media——gagaroo!

  8. 27 GGail
    November 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Eating dinner and watching Fat Albert…

  9. 28 globalcitizenlinda
    November 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    The world- here comes Ohio to put PBO over the top

  10. 29 mophene
    November 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I’m trying to remain calm, but Good Gordon’s Gin! Come on PBO!!!

  11. 30 jey
    November 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Reading the word ‘calm’ in this post, put a smile on my face … and no butterflies … :)

  12. November 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm
  13. November 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I’m playing WoW to calm my nerves. I feel so bipolar right now. I’m FIRED UP and have so much OPTIMISM in my fellow countrymen to not let the douchebags take over… but I’m also suffering from PTSD from the Bush years, so I expect them to steal it.

    HAL SPARKS. SO SEXY. ON CURRENT RIGHT NOW.

  14. 35 mophene
    November 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Lawdee Lawd! I wish, I had a spine of steel like PBO!

  15. 36 sherijr
    November 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    okay I tuned into msnbc online… yowzers “too close to call” yah right.

    • 37 sherijr
      November 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      I’m unpacking.. little by little.. but is keeping my anxiety at bay… plus I forgot I packed all this cool stuff ;)

  16. 38 Bill R.
    November 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    One thing is certain, the media is not going to call this election until the West Coast states are done voting. So settle in for another three and a half hours, friends. All in all the preliminary exit polls and early returns are hopeful.

  17. November 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    YES!!

  18. 41 Melissa
    November 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Breathe In, Breathe Out….Whooozaaaaa..

  19. November 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm
  20. 43 prettyfoot58
    November 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm
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  22. 45 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Romney is up in Ohio according to CNN but only because rural counties are reporting first.

  23. 46 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm
  24. November 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm
  25. 48 Dee
    November 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    whoooza indeed!

  26. 49 dotster3
    November 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Voting is expected to continue till 9:00 in Va., because of the number of people in line, no results expected until then.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/polls-are-closed-but-theyll-be-voting-in-virginia-until-9-pm/article/2512795#.UJmwe8XR60c

  27. 53 Vicki Green
    November 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    How is it possible to remain calm? I am normally levelheaded and sensible but I am freaking out. Until we get some good news that at least may be determinative I may not be able to slow down my pounding heart.
    And no, i am not going to turn off the TV.

    • 54 P
      November 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Hey! I have not commented for a while but I had to tonight! OMG I’m so scared! Confident but scared! My heart is racing! I want good news to calm me down! *Shaking*

    • 55 nospin
      November 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      “How is it possible to remain calm?”

      because I personally am confident of a PO win. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a blow out.

    • 56 Obama Grandmama
      November 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      I’m not calm either as many of the states seem to be showing Romney ahead in the count right now to me. I am praying, and deep breathing. I am here with you all.

    • November 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Tell me about it. I have not eaten all day and am so wound up, sure can’t eat now!

  28. 58 amk for obama
    November 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    GM folks.

    So any big news ?

    Just saw teann projecting joe manchin (D) a wnner in WV.

  29. 60 sherijr
    November 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I’m so proud of my 13 yr old son right now… he’s been playing a game online w/ his online friends.. and he’s yelling out election results to me at the same time via his online friends- who by the way are all for President Obama too :)

  30. 63 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Romney wins red state of Georgia.

  31. 66 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm
  32. November 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    PBO is ahead in NC. Early vote numbers just started to come in.

  33. 68 Smoothscotch
    November 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Looks like they called Georgia for Romney.anybody hear?

  34. 71 sherijr
    November 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Ed Rendell is a dick, also, too.

  35. November 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Hey you guys tap me on the shoulder next time…I was over in the last room all by my lonesome… :D

  36. November 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm
  37. November 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I am rolling with C-SPAN with the sound down. F#%$ MSNBC especially chuck todd. They don`t control then narrative.

  38. November 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm
  39. November 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Just got text from OFA asking to make calls to voters in key states. This was sent at 7.52pm. Is that
    cause for concern? Did anyone else get this text just now?

  40. 81 Esmerelda
    November 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    BBC has Obama 57 to Romney 40 EVs. I think a bunch of blue states have just been called.

  41. November 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    ive been in my car allday. this is my1st chance to check.in. plz keep posting here!!” at 8 pm pst the polls close in calif. in 2008 pbo declared winner at 8:01.

  42. 85 Smoothscotch
    November 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Southern states, Romney so far.

  43. November 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm
  44. 87 amk for obama
    November 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    teanne projection as of now 64 O 40 R

  45. November 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    • 89 99ts
      November 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      AND Joe Biden wins his homestate – Romney can’t decide his home state – but loses them all – Ryan will lose his home state

      Those that know PBO and VP love them – those that know R/R no love there

    • 90 magapie
      November 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Fascinating to me that there was never more focus placed on the fact that willard is UTTERLY REJECTED in Massachusetts where HE WAS GOVERNOR. HE WAS THEIR GOVERNOR. HE WS THEIR GOVERNOR. The only signifcant, elected, government experience he has had and? The citizens of MASSACHUSETTS have NO USE FOR HIM.

  46. 93 dotster3
    November 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    All battlegrounds “too close to call”———aggghhhhhhhhh

  47. November 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm
  48. November 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    NC will stay ‘OBAMA Blue’ – my prediction at this point. The fact that it’s ‘too close to call’ is really a major blow to Rove, the Kochs, etc given the vast amount of $$$$ they poured into that State.

    #FORWARD

  49. 96 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm
  50. 97 Esmerelda
    November 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    So 65-65 so far.

  51. November 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    FL gettting SERIOUS :)

  52. 99 Smoothscotch
    November 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm
  53. 101 Bill R.
    November 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    CNN exits… (1+ / 0-)
    Have President Obama leading in Pennsylvania by five. In New Jersey by eight. New Hampshire by two.

  54. November 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm
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  56. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    November 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Note to self:

    Keep Calm and Obama On!

    After this chocolate ice cream, startin’ on the wine!

  57. 107 Esmerelda
    November 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    PBO has an early lead in New Hampshire according to BBC (which seems to be a bit behind everyone else).

  58. 108 FoxfireTX
    November 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I’ll be very curious to see where the popular vote total comes in the next couple of days. I previously posted about not seeing much R/R excitement in my red TX city. Went to do errands a bit ago and drove by 5 polling places. Of the 5, only one looked at all busy. My city will stay red here for awhile but just not seeing the love here for R/R VERY different from 2004 and 2008.

    I have not turned the tube on yet. Just cruising around the blogs. Decided that listening to the pundits will only increase my stress level so keep them away until later when I can watch them fall over when it is called for PBO. Just need to echo so many, Chips thanks for all of your work and providing this place for us. I do not go out on election night (at least since I went crazy about Obama) just don’t trust my emotions so it is better to be home. So I’ll be hanging around the night. I don’t think it will be as bad as last time but still nervous.

  59. 110 globalcitizenlinda
    November 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Pls God, I have done ALL I could to get PBO over the top!!!

  60. 113 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    November 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Freaking out. I delurked in order to freak out. Chipsticks, whatever happens you have been amazing, dedicated, unrelenting, tenacious and heroic.
    THANK YOU!

    Now I’m going back to freaking out. I know he’s going to win. He’s going to win!

  61. November 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    CNN Calls it for Senator Nelson!!!

    And …

  62. 117 auntsis522
    November 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    You guys are doing great!! My tv is not on….please keep it coming! :)

  63. 119 jeff
    November 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Man I am so excited and nervous!

  64. 120 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Bill Nelson (D) wins (keeps) his seat in FL. MA is too close to call but Warren is leading Brown. CT is too close to call but Murphy is leading McMahon.

    • 121 dotster3
      November 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      I’m taking Nelson win as encouraging for Obama—that race had tightened. “Thousands” said to still be in line in Miami-Dade—-voting expected to go till the wee hours.

    • November 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      Wonderful! McMahon deserves to get slammed but good. And so does Brown for that matter. Shut em down!

  65. 123 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm
  66. November 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Does anyone know a good live streaming. i could watch CNN but don´t wanna get away from the computer.

  67. 126 jacquelineoboomer
    November 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Chucky Bucky Beaver Todd is presenting his non-analysis analysis now, if anybody gives a damn.

  68. November 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    YEP :)

    #OutPerform1936

    #StayInLine

  69. 132 nospin
    November 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    cool website to watch the election results come in.

    http://www.c-span.org/

  70. 133 amk for obama
    November 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    With 11% in , PBO leading OH 58%

  71. 138 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm
  72. 139 nospin
    November 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Dem Bill Nelson won in Fla

  73. November 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm
  74. 141 Smoothscotch
    November 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Have a chuckle.

  75. 142 jeff
    November 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    PBO won a McCain district in FLorida so far.

  76. 143 cman
    November 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I almost done with my first bottle of wine! On to the next one. This is gonna be a long night

    • 144 jacquelineoboomer
      November 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      A friend of mine emailed earlier, “Don’t tell my 1950s mother that I’m drinking mini bottles of Pinot Noir out of a small cardboard carton or that they have screw top caps on them.” Her mother is 97 years old! (Love my original baby boomer friends – and I’m half looped already!)

  77. 145 jacquelineoboomer
    November 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Chris Matthews – possibly the first one to mention The Bradley Effect – and I cringe. #GetSomeNewPeople

  78. November 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    :D :D :D

  79. November 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm
  80. 150 nospin
    November 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    what the heck? Cantor won? gthooh

  81. 152 Esmerelda
    November 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    How’s FL looking? BBC doesn’t give the % in.

  82. 153 amk for obama
    November 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Angus King projected to win NH senate

    Bill Nelson wins FL

    Joe donnelly ahead by 5% over that pos murdock

    • 154 vcprezofan2
      November 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      GM, Amk. I must say you have such a way with ‘adjectives’ I can usually figure out the R’s and the D’s quite easily.

  83. 155 prettyfoot58
    November 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm
  84. November 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm
  85. 160 jeff
    November 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I think PBO will win Florida.

  86. November 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Mayor, Empress, Cake Baker Extraordinaire Chips….YOU ARE THE BEST…
    Back to quiet yoga breathing.

  87. November 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm
  88. November 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm
  89. November 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    RT this please!!!!!!

    • 167 lisalovesobama
      November 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      They need to send people to Miami with food, water and chairs and relay that message.

      • 168 Lovepolitics2008
        November 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        I’m pretty sure they’re doing just that. I read that in Northern Virginia ( heavily democratic) they have brought chairs and blankets to people still in line to vote !

  90. November 6, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    You can thank the @UAW for this ….

    …. as well as @OFA_OH

  91. 170 auntsis522
    November 6, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Kitchen and bathroom cleaned….is it safe to come out yet?

  92. 174 sherijr
    November 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    David Plouffe on msnbc now :)

  93. 175 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Chris Murphy (D) wins CT senate seat over Linda McMahon. Huge News.

  94. November 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    55% in FL – PBO AHEAD!!!

  95. 181 amk for obama
    November 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    FL 56% in, PBO 51 to tax dodger 49

  96. November 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Now, this is FANTASTIC …

    …. suck it Adelson ….

  97. November 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Ok, serious question: Who the fuck has the tequila? I need some!

  98. 196 Lovepolitics2008
    November 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Please people, just give us a report of what David Plouffe says. Can’t get MSNBC on my computer; site freezed !

  99. 198 Dee
    November 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Plouffe feels good, feels it is going according plan

  100. November 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    • 201 Smoothscotch
      November 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      :-).

      Also good for Ed pushing back on the, Schmidt on lack of national leadership. Left him with his damn mouth gulping like a Fisk.

  101. November 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm
  102. November 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm
  103. 214 vcprezofan2
    November 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    So little Miss Plouffe turns 4 tomorrow and Daddy David will be helping her celebrate at a party. Good for them both!

  104. 217 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm
  105. 220 Esmerelda
    November 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Arkansas goes for Romney

  106. 221 amk for obama
    November 6, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Chicago seems ready to partay.

  107. November 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm
  108. 223 jey
    November 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Watching PBS, projecting linda mcmahon losing to democrat (sorry but already forgotten his name :)…)

  109. 226 Esmerelda
    November 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Why is New Hampshire taking so long? Still only 5% in according to CNN map?

  110. 229 japa21
    November 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Haven’t commented yet, too busy running around the web. Not watching TV so basing everything on what I read. Looking good, although may take a little longer than I thought.

  111. November 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm
  112. November 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    OMG I don’t even remember driving home!

  113. 236 Smoothscotch
    November 6, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    :-)

  114. November 6, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Waiting.To.Exhale. Let’s go O-H-I-O!

  115. 239 lisalovesobama
    November 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I’m catching the Cosby Show. I miss it so much! It’s a good distraction! :) every 3 minutes, I refresh. I can’t stand it no more! :lol:

    • 240 Nena20409
      November 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      That is what I am doing too. It is a true distraction for I am locked away in my room where my TV has fewer Cable channels.

    • 241 miss pat
      November 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      I am a nervous wetch err wreck. Johnny Walker green not helping..going gor the gold next…

  116. 242 dotster3
    November 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Please give me one good reason why Tweety is interviewing Ken Blackwell right now? Why would we need to hear from him? Unless he’s finally going to confess about stealing Oh in 2004. Maybe he’s going to shed some light on why all the liberal colleges had one voting machine, waited all night in the rain to vote, conservative christian colleges were well stocked. And why results didn’t match exit polls, sudden change in vote count late there. He’s corrupt as can be.

  117. 243 globalcitizenlinda
    November 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Ohio, Ohio, we are the Buckeye State and we need to put Pres Obama over the top

  118. 244 amk for obama
    November 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    wow, that wwf dame lost 100 million so far in her stupid ‘quest’.

  119. November 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm
  120. 246 Cheryllou
    November 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    My tummy has been in knots all evening. I can’t eat, or drink, I’m so nervous.

  121. 249 sherijr
    November 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    seriously msnbc why all the repub guests on your show???

  122. 252 prettyfoot58
    November 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm
  123. 254 99ts
    November 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Love these tweets from Jeff Gauvin

  124. November 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm
  125. 256 HZ
    November 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Relax. Left msnbc. Some people are all over the place. Not into my space. On Current and they are reasonable.

    Keep your space joyful, light, lovely, fill your glass with water, wine, nice combination of your favorite, nice candles, and even get up and tidy up your desk. Restack a few books on your sheleves in your library. Relax just a little. It is going to be just fine.

    Eat a snack. Chill another bottle of wine.. Do not allow the loud mouths to excite you because you will be so tired when the battleground states began to come in. Relax, relax and then drop a load on them.

    I am chilling and looking online at computers and wine. ((((((((( Be cool and calm))))))))) we have to be fresh and up when POB makes his Victory Speech. Remember, we are the History and We are Making it as we speak.HZ

  126. November 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    PA projected for Casey.

  127. November 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    WARREN WINS MASS!! WARREN WINS MASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  128. 261 Pamela
    November 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Watching PBS with the sound off, (and my glasses on!), who are these people and what are they talking about?


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