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What a night…..

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embrace Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favor, while watching election returns at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


157 Responses to “What a night…..”


  1. 2 Proud Former White House Intern
    November 7, 2012 at 1:05 am

    :)

  2. 3 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Early November back in 2012…

  3. 4 yardarm756
    November 7, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Top 10.

  4. 5 dudette9t9
    November 7, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Best poster EVER!!!!

  5. 6 Kreen
    November 7, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Absolutely!

  6. 8 ctgirl7
    November 7, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Beautiful night!

  7. November 7, 2012 at 1:06 am

    It is an absolute shame how sad the media is that the people have spoken.

  8. 10 lisalovesobama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:07 am

    4 More Years!!!!! :lol:

  9. 11 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2012 at 1:07 am

  10. 12 kasai
    November 7, 2012 at 1:08 am

  11. 13 vitaminlover
    November 7, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I love these winners–yes I do I lvoe these winners–how about you?

    • 14 vcprezofan2
      November 7, 2012 at 1:13 am

      I love them too, VL. How was the President’s speech? I missed both his and Mitt’s because I finally answered my phone after the fourth call!

  12. 15 amk for obama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Excellent poster, Chips.

  13. November 7, 2012 at 1:10 am

    My Suzan DelBene is doing nicely. Race won’t be called till tomorrow, though. I’m cautiously optimistic.

  14. 18 LDS
    November 7, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Romney’s speech was weird. Is it just me or what just happened?
    I will leave it alone but…..( I’m just saying)

    • 19 Kreen
      November 7, 2012 at 1:13 am

      It was rushed and not genuine. He could be in shock or something lol

    • 20 Chi
      November 7, 2012 at 1:18 am

      He simply plagiarized President Obama’s speeches…

      • 21 lisalovesobama
        November 7, 2012 at 1:21 am

        THIS!!!!!!!

      • 22 daisydem
        November 7, 2012 at 1:29 am

        Down to calling Ann the “love of his life” which I think President Obama recently said about Michelle. I had to come downstairs, watched the concession speech with hubby upstairs, the pundits (Rachel, Ed, and company) had sugar leaking out their pores afterwards; I could not take it; made hubby mad cause I was yelling at them.

  15. 23 amk for obama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:11 am

    And we are closing in on the 15 millionth hit. :)

  16. 24 99ts
    November 7, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Romney couldn’t even stay with the truth at the end. I’m sure Romney was the one who held out for 2 hours. Miss Ann must have told him it was over.

    I love that the pundits are shown to be liars and enablers – I love that it was shown money can’t buy an election – AND if PBO was the color of his white mother – he would have won over 400 EVs

  17. 26 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 7, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Time for the Main Event with the Main Man. No more sideshows and circuses. Ready for the real deal.

  18. November 7, 2012 at 1:12 am

    • 28 Chi
      November 7, 2012 at 1:19 am

      And even then it wasn’t really his thoughts or words but stuff he’d stolen from President Obama’s speeches…

  19. 29 ScottyUrb
    November 7, 2012 at 1:13 am

    YES WE DID!!!

  20. 30 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2012 at 1:13 am

  21. 31 Pamela
    November 7, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Congratulations everyone! WELL DONE OUR CHIPSTICKS! Even those who were faint of heart at times can soar with the feelings of what has happened tonight! The ship has been turned, thanks to the will and determination of one Barack Hussein Obama, whose vision never wavered in the face of a terrible foe. He could not have done it without us all, each and every one. He knows it. We know it. We are the ones we have been waiting for. And our Chipsticks? ~ there are no words gracious enough to envelope her dedication… I suggest she shall dance with the President AND the First Lady at the Inaugural Ball! And I shall recommend this to OFA! Brace yourself, Chips, and start looking for a gown!

    • 32 desertflower
      November 7, 2012 at 1:19 am

      :) Agreed!

    • 33 nathkatun7
      November 7, 2012 at 1:44 am

      Thanks Pamela for this beautiful comment. I am proud of the President, the Vice President and their incredible partners, FLOTUS SLOTUS. I am proud of the OFA team that worked tirelessly, day in and day out. I am proud of all Obama supporters, on this and other pragmatic blogs like TPV, POU, and BWD’s site, who never lost faith in the President. I think that tonight, the whole entire world is breathing a sigh of relief. After all, there are still many Americans who have not lost all sanity. Finally, let me join you in thanking Chipsticks for all the hard work she is put in running this site, even in those moments of doubts and despair. Let me also join you in thanking all the magnificent members of TOD family. One thing I especially appreciated was the many of the passionate supporters of the President never lost their sense of humor.

    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      November 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Love that! Dance like you mean it, Chips!

  22. 35 amk for obama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:18 am

    It looks like final EV will be 332. My prediction of 347 missed by a whisker by a single state. NC …. shaking my fist

  23. 42 Robert
    November 7, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Poor Mitch…now he has to work hard to make sure President Obama is only a two term President….lol

  24. 43 desertflower
    November 7, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Where’s our President? I want to hear his speech, but my eyes are giving out on me. Long day….work tomorrow. History comes first…..I have to say, the music is awesome:)

  25. 45 Smoothscotch
    November 7, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Chuckie sounds like he’s gonna cry. Strong senate coming up, despite the house. Bachman is only approx. 170 votes ahead so far.

  26. 55 sherijr
    November 7, 2012 at 1:18 am

    I’m never coming down off this high.. ever.. or at least not for four more years :)

  27. November 7, 2012 at 1:19 am

    OK, it’s half past 7 in the morning over here at the Right Coast of the Atlantiic.

    I don’t assume to add any intelligent thought here, so I head to bed in the solid convicton that PBO wiill be the President of the USA and its CiC for the next 4 years, so that I can sleep safely :=)

    • 60 desertflower
      November 7, 2012 at 1:21 am

      Thanks for hanging here with us, Toon Moene:) We’re all safe now…I’m going to sleep like a baby!

  28. 61 theo67
    November 7, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Begin rant: I can’t bear to listen to pundits waxing on about Romney’s “gracious” speech. Forget about the 18 months of lies and insults to the American people that came before – the secrecy and disregard for the truth. Let’s just praise him for the last moment, even though he insulted dead Americans and the sitting President of the United States, calling him a liar and corrupt. I detest Mitt Romney, and if i never see him again, it will be too soon. And these pundits make me sick too. End rant.

    • 62 amk for obama
      November 7, 2012 at 1:21 am

      Watching BBC. Much better discussion. One lady said that there are 50000 hispanics turning into voters every month, every fricking month. She said unless the thugs faced that reality, they will continue to lose.

    • 63 Chi
      November 7, 2012 at 1:23 am

      You spoke for me…

      It’s sickening that the media continues with it’s dishonesty…

      Even with a win, President Obama is still being falsely portrayed by them as having lost and somehow Mitt Romney still wins…

      It’s heady stuff, the sort that destroys dysfunctional societies…

    • 64 Sandee
      November 7, 2012 at 1:36 am

      Theo, I second your rant. I have sworn off msm for such a long time, but tuned in tonight after knowing we’d won. Now awful they are! Kept switching channels, looking for sanity. None! No wonder we are such a divided country. No wonder so many are uninformed, and filled with disrespect for our President. We simply MUST make this a priority, somehow, we must have a responsible media. This is simply shameful reporting on every one of the major networks. End my rant

    • 66 nathkatun7
      November 7, 2012 at 2:00 am

      You know theo, as much as I want to be magnanimous tonight towards the Romneys, I agree with you 100%! LO and Rev.AL were more balanced in their praise. But as always all the other pundits were totally inflicted with Romenisia. It was as if all the lies he told and the way he, his wife, and his surrogates like John Sununu and Donald Trump, denigrated a sitting President never occurred. Tonight, all that was tossed into a memory hole.

  29. 68 amk for obama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:19 am

    PV lead now 355K. Go CA.

  30. November 7, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Say bye bye to Allen West!

  31. 76 dudette9t9
    November 7, 2012 at 1:20 am

    LOL… my best bud is here working and she just jumped up when Chuck Todd said “it’s hard to see where Romney finds enough votes in the remaining precints in FL” — she’ls like “Wait… what the hell is this guy talking about? Didn’t Romney just concede? The race is over!… Who is this guy”

    “That’s Chuck Todd — head non-news fuck for NBC and still a Romney ball polisher” :-D

  32. 78 Smoothscotch
    November 7, 2012 at 1:20 am

  33. November 7, 2012 at 1:20 am

    I don’t think I have heard one positive word about the President all night from my tv. I think I will return to my policy of never watching the news there.

  34. 89 prettyfoot58
    November 7, 2012 at 1:21 am

    it was a rejection of right wing ideology..against women…. voter suppression …it was a choosing of the vision that PBO laid out!

    however the ..redistricting of the states by Repub controlled legislatures prevented the Dems from taking back the House…but we did make inroads…and we will continue to do so…

  35. 90 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2012 at 1:21 am

  36. 93 taiping1
    November 7, 2012 at 1:22 am

    We did it! The world breathes a sigh of relief.

  37. 94 yardarm756
    November 7, 2012 at 1:22 am

    And it is so. The ship has come through the choppy waters for a brief rest…..Time to take on small stores and rest a little before coming about and giving congress a broadside.

  38. November 7, 2012 at 1:23 am

    YESSSSSSSS! I am so pleased that PBO won and sanity prevailed. Been listening but not commenting. What a night!

    Chips thank you for your amazing site and for being there to give us all a positive and uplifting place to come to, you are a treasure.

    Thank you PRESIDENT Obama for your vision, leadership and unshakable resolve to make this world a better place.

    God bless America – tonight I do believe he has (again). Love you all!!

  39. November 7, 2012 at 1:23 am

    To the Republicans tonight.

  40. 103 lisalovesobama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Lyin Ryan won his seat again. Fucker!!!!!!

  41. 107 amk for obama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:24 am

    BBC analysts are brilliant. You should all be watching that channel.

  42. 108 Smoothscotch
    November 7, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Shit, Ryan is back.

  43. November 7, 2012 at 1:24 am

  44. 112 dudette9t9
    November 7, 2012 at 1:25 am

  45. 114 Claire
    November 7, 2012 at 1:26 am

    So proud to be a Marylander tonight!

    • 115 nathkatun7
      November 7, 2012 at 2:29 am

      I have a niece and a very good friend in MD! They are all ecstatic! MD really rocks! My friend who voted before going to work at about 7:30AM said that it took her less than 20 minutes. Almost the same time it took me here in SD, CA.

  46. 116 carolyn
    November 7, 2012 at 1:27 am

    So relieved to hear Mitt Romney’s concession speech…..turned the volume very low…..can’t stand to listen to him, but watched him. That was blessedly short. Now waiting for my President……for him I will wait as long as necessary.
    I will really sleep well tonight, the last week, like many of you, sleep hasn’t been restful or long enough, but now it will be, knowing Barack Obama is still our president.

  47. 117 dudette9t9
    November 7, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Hey Murdock, was it God’s Plan for you to lose your election?

  48. 118 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2012 at 1:27 am

  49. 119 amk for obama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:27 am

    PV lead up close to 500 K.

  50. November 7, 2012 at 1:28 am

  51. 122 sherijr
    November 7, 2012 at 1:28 am

    oh man are you folks watching these wonderfully crazy happy democrats?? I just love them- everyone, thank you all for voting for this great man once again ~

  52. 123 99ts
    November 7, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Florida might regret the abortion measure on their ballot – it lost by a large amount – no doubt brought many women out to vote

  53. 124 amk for obama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:29 am

    BBC – The President is in the building. Fuck yeah.

  54. 125 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2012 at 1:29 am

  55. 127 desertflower
    November 7, 2012 at 1:30 am

    11:17 p.m. ET

    President Obama’s message to supporters

    I’m about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.

    I want you to know that this wasn’t fate, and it wasn’t an accident. You made this happen.

    You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn’t easy, you pressed forward.

    I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.

    But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.

    Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.

    There’s a lot more work to do.

    But for right now: Thank you.

    Barack

    • 128 nathkatun7
      November 7, 2012 at 2:36 am

      What a classy man. I got the same message, df. I am very happy and proud of the little that I contributed to fight against the powerful interests intent on destroying this good man. I am thankful to have joined up with some of the most intelligent and beautiful people who supported the re-election of MY President.

  56. 129 lisalovesobama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Hey!!! what are all those white people doing at Obama’s loser rally? Don’t they realize PBO hates white people and that there is a huge enthusiasm gap amongst caucasians when it comes to Obama?!!!!! WTH?!

  57. November 7, 2012 at 1:30 am

    The press trying to fill this air time is just torturous. UGH.

  58. 133 amk for obama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Someone confirm this please. Pretty please. The icing on my personal cake.

  59. 134 kasai
    November 7, 2012 at 1:32 am

  60. 135 amk for obama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Is that an addition to our senate count ?

  61. 136 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2012 at 1:33 am

  62. 137 CEB
    November 7, 2012 at 1:33 am

    71% of Latino voters for PBO; yea!!

  63. November 7, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Okay, so *now* are we going to stop worrying about them stealing the election?

  64. 139 lisalovesobama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Dear God. That idiot Eugene Robinson telling us what the fuck he wants to hear from PBO. :roll: Media still hasn’t learned: PBO don’t give a fuck what you want. Asses.

    • 140 Smoothscotch
      November 7, 2012 at 1:55 am

      You know, you and I think alike. I said before, he shouldn’t give ANY pundits the time of day. Speak to the local press when he wants to, like he does now, ignore those jackals in that press core too.

    • 141 nathkatun7
      November 7, 2012 at 2:42 am

      Exactly, Lisa! This is why my heart and my BP can’t take all these idiot pundits.

  65. 142 dotster3
    November 7, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Still hanging in —–excited to hear from our Newly Re-elected President! What a relief!!!!!

  66. November 7, 2012 at 1:35 am

    I just laugh every time they say Republicans need to think of a way to appeal to Latin@ voters. Hmmm! Think hard, Republicans! There must be something you could do…Sheesh.

  67. 144 kasai
    November 7, 2012 at 1:36 am

    HERE THEY COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  68. 145 mtmarilyn
    November 7, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Here he comes!!!!!!!

  69. 147 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 7, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Here they are, my glowing First Family! Signed, Sealed, Delivered!

  70. 148 kasai
    November 7, 2012 at 1:37 am

    i AM JUST SOBBING RIGHT NOW….oH MY GOODNESS… I so love my First Family

  71. 149 amk for obama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Aaaand The President is in the room.

    Ladies & Gentleman, The President of the United States.

    。☆。*。☆。
    ★。\|/。★

    The President of USA

    ★。/|\。★
    。☆。*。☆。

  72. 150 desertflower
    November 7, 2012 at 1:37 am

    PBO NOW!

  73. 151 CEB
    November 7, 2012 at 1:38 am

    He is here!!!!

  74. 152 Titti
    November 7, 2012 at 1:39 am

    I’ve got the most stoopidest shyte eating grin on my face when the O’s came on stage. I’m bursting with joy – even tho, I’m flagging – 6.39am!

  75. 153 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2012 at 1:40 am

  76. November 7, 2012 at 1:44 am

    OMG, completely crying now. What a wonderful open heart.

  77. 155 sherijr
    November 7, 2012 at 1:48 am

    this is greatness right here folks.

  78. 156 Obama Grandmama
    November 7, 2012 at 1:59 am

    I am looking for my daughter and her fiance in the crowd. They live just down the block from the victory speech. Yes!! Yes!! Glad he got to use the red, blue state but United States of America line. Full circle. He looks emotional and tired.

  79. 157 jeff
    November 7, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Man so much for the polls! Most were off on the margins it seems, especially gravis and we ask america.


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