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Rachel Maddow explains the 2012 election and its result

“Ohio really did go to President Obama last night. And he really did win. And he really was born in Hawaii. And he really is legitimately President of the United States. Again. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make up a fake unemployment rate last month. And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence that cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy. And the polls were not skewed to oversample Democrats. And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election to make conservatives feel bad. Nate Silver was doing math. And climate change is real. And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes. And evolution is a thing. And Benghazi was an attack on us, it was not a scandal by us. And nobody’s taking away anyone’s guns. And taxes have not gone up. And the deficit is dropping, actually. And Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction. And the moon landing was real. And FEMA is not building concentration camps. And UN election observers are not taking over Texas. And moderate reforms of the regulations on the insurance industry and the financial services industry in this country are not the same thing as Communism.” —Rachel Maddow

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Mitt Romney may have graciously conceded the election to President Obama Tuesday night, but some conservative pundits and bloggers didn’t accept defeat quite as calmly.

Donald Trump made some of the most controversial comments of the night, calling the election a ‘total sham and a travesty’ on Twitter.

‘We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty,’ he wrote. ‘Let’s fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.’

He deleted others that called for ‘revolution,’ which he wrote when he thought Romney won the popular vote but lost the electoral college.

Rocker and Romney supporter Ted Nugent also went on a Twitter tirade.

‘Pimps whores & welfare brats & their soulless supporters hav (sic) a president to destroy America,’ he wrote. ‘Goodluk (sic) America u just voted for economic & spiritual suicide. Soulless fools.’

The New York Daily News, “Republicans React to Obama Triumph With Anger, Gloom and Calls to Fight.”

Second coming of the Tea Party, here we come!

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  • President Obama proved that you can get healthcare reform passed, make loans to the auto industry and generate jobs to help get the U.S. out of recession, move toward ending wars, repeal DADT and speak out for marriage equality, sign laws to help give women equal pay for equal work, and call for the rich to pay their fair share of taxes 
  • and then win re-election.
Research is great!


Also science!

And math!

And foreign policy!

And sweaty upper lips!

And letting Detroit go bankrupt!

And George W. Bush!

(via inothernews)

"The reëlection of Barack Obama is a matter of great urgency. Not only are we in broad agreement with his policy directions; we also see in him what is absent in Mitt Romney—a first-rate political temperament and a deep sense of fairness and integrity. A two-term Obama Administration will leave an enduringly positive imprint on political life. It will bolster the ideal of good governance and a social vision that tempers individualism with a concern for community. Every Presidential election involves a contest over the idea of America. Obama’s America—one that progresses, however falteringly, toward social justice, tolerance, and equality—represents the future that this country deserves."

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