11 November 2012

Link round-up for 11 November 2012

Same election result, different reactions (found via Squatlo Rant).

A conservative blogger entertainingly laments the fiasco of project ORCA, Romney's get-out-the-vote effort.  More here and here.

Will 2014 see beauty vs. the blobfish in Kentucky?

Enjoy some Fox News facial expressions from Tuesday (found via The Reaction).

Yikes, it's a mass extinction of political dinosaurs -- more here.

Team rape lost big.

Dan Savage salutes the straight allies who made Tuesday's gay-marriage victories possible.

In a final spasm of Romney-ness, the losing campaign canceled staffers' official credit cards literally before they got home Tuesday night.  Obama's campaign ended on a different note.

The election was above all a defeat for the Christian Right -- see discussion by IPS, Hrafnkell Haraldsson, Capital Public Radio, Reason Being, and CNN (links found via Republic of Gilead, whose own assessment is here).  The God-hates-fags crowd is especially freaked out.

Mourdock turned to prayer to help him win (found via Lady Atheist, who has more election links).

It wasn't "the takers" who re-elected Obama.

Here's what the country just escaped.

Gosh, why would anyone think this person was racist?

Texas Republican Peter Morrison is a traitor and a disgrace.

Gun sales surge after Obama's re-election.

In a rapidly-secularizing America, the Christian Right sees its influence collapsing.

The right-wing "media" dismally failed their conservative audience.  Even Romney and his team didn't know what was coming.  Hot Air admits the polls were right; some of the comments here also acknowledge the information-bubble problem.  Gin and Tacos looks at "unskewed polls"; Jon Stewart looks at Fox's implosion; Frank Rich looks at reality-denial more broadly.

Obama's popular-vote margin will probably exceed 3%.

Liberal America is here to stay.

The Republican failure gives us some comforting signs about the country.

The People's View looks at the Republican meltdown and civil warThis comment thread shows right-wingers acknowledging the need for change, but divided as to what kind.  Booman Tribune looks at the freak-out.

Obama campaigned on a clear platform and thus now has a mandate.

Moderate Republicans won't be taken seriously until they take the party back from the crazies.

Revenge is sweet -- and needed.

Apparently this is the Republican field for the 2016 Presidential race (Brownback?  Santorum???).

Heather Mac Donald debunks the myth of Hispanics as a potential Republican constituency.

Want to follow the Bible?  Read the whole thing (found via Republic of Gilead).

68% of Americans now recognize the threat of global warming.

Tommykey recounts withstanding the onslaught of hurricane Sandy.

Rosa Rubicondior welcomes those newly freed from religion.

Burr Deming has a huge link round-up.

A prosecutor has some interesting insights into criminalizing abortion (found via Parsley's Pics).

Britain leads resistance to a centralized EU banking authority.

The Catholic Church child-abuse scandal spreads to Australia as a priest comes forward with information on systematic cover-ups (found via Lady Atheist).

Greek unions call for protests against a new round of austerity measures.  This anti-austerity march in Portugal may command more respect -- it's by 10,000 soldiers.

Arab youth are demanding action on global warming.

Malala Yousafzai, still recovering, thanks well-wishers.

South Korea opens the world's first toilet theme park.

[Image at top found via Yellowdog Granny.]

6 Comments:

Blogger LadyAtheist said...

Great list. Even though I made my own round-up I only found one of these on my own. What is the internet equivalent of "ink being spilt" on a topic?

The ORCA stuff is the biggest surprise. What goes around comes around, I guess, and this gives us some kind of idea of what kind of a "business man" Romney really is!

11 November, 2012 11:58  
Blogger mendip said...

Hmmm, I kind of liked the article about the Republican who wanted Texas to secede. I've been hoping for that to occur my whole life.Could they take RoVa with them? ;)

11 November, 2012 16:54  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Heh. The community organizer beat the illustrious CEO!

Hoo-Wah!

I'm still enjoying this week, and the link roundup made it even better.

11 November, 2012 17:17  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

LA: It's startling how much of an aura of bumbling and incompetence attaches to the Republican party these days. Their Presidential primary was an absolute clown show, they nominated at least two Senate candidates who made grossly offensive remarks about rape, of all topics, Romney's campaign was apparently believing that skewed-polls crap, and now their GOTV effort is revealed as a fiasco. Maybe all the smart Republicans have already jumped ship?

Mendip: Maybe RoVa can at least separate from NoVa and SE Virginia to form a new red state to "balance" Puerto Rico. It's happened before -- Kentucky and West Virginia used to be part of Virginia.

SK: Gloat gloat gloat gloat gloat.....

11 November, 2012 17:54  
Anonymous Blurber said...

The ineffectiveness of ORCA and the success of the Obama campaign strategy will go down in history and will be studied for decades.

12 November, 2012 09:41  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Blurber. I hope so.

13 November, 2012 03:16  

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