Election Day 2010: The Tally to Restore Sanity

The tea-nami has finally arrived — or has it? I’m not allowing myself to get cocky.

Where I sit, the polls open in five minutes and I’m out the door in a short while to cast my most emphatic vote in a long time. Join me in sipping a lot of Slurpees today in honor of the occasion.

What I plan to do today is to use this particular post for any election day updates, and tonight I’ll start another post shortly before returns start being announced and sort of live-blog it from the time polls close (8 p.m. edt) to whenever, so I hope you’re able to stop back by. I may be popping up over at Michelle’s place too.

Don’t forget to vote. Time to re-take control of the direction of this country!

Update: Liberal NY Rep. Anthony Weiner has a suggestion for how you can remember to spot him on the ballot:

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“When you’re looking at the ballot, think ‘penis’ and you’ll find me!”

Update II: Darn! The best proposal ever isn’t actually going to be on the ballot.

Update III: Joe Biden brought some enthusiasm gap to downtown Wilmington last night:

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Vice president Joe Biden is urging fellow Delaware Democrats to get voters to the polls for the midterm elections.

Biden headlined a Democratic rally in downtown Wilmington on Monday evening that drew about 200 people.

And number includes his plugs.

Update IV: Dems prepared to blame their midterm losses on… wait for it… Bush. What a surprise.

President Obama Saves Woman’s House!

In the headier days of Obama’s sycophantic water-carriers in the mainstream press, that would have been the headline to explain this:

A struggling mom who wrote to President Obama about her financial hardship and received a handwritten response from him saying, “Things will get better!,” has had to sell the letter to an autograph dealer to help pay for a house.
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Obama was shown the letter by an aide on Jan. 8. He wrote back on a White House-headed card he signed: “Thanks for the very kind and inspiring letter. I know times are tough, but knowing there are folks out there like you and your husband gives me confidence that things will keep getting better!”

But things didn’t immediately improve for Cline, who’s now agreed to sell the letter to autograph dealer Gary Zimet for $7,000. He tells us, “The letter is a historical document, and it is very hard for her to part with it. It’s very timely considering the elections. But I don’t think she’s disillusioned with Obama — this is just about surviving and practicality. She is selling it to pay for a house, which I think is poetic justice.”

Obama followers, pick up your Hope pencils and write to Obama and demand a letter back so you can get your $7,000! Isn’t it the least he can do for you in lieu of the free health care you’re never gonna get?

Obama’s Still Got It

Proof-positive that the Obamassiah has not completely lost his stature as the lord and savior of desperate suckers everywhere:

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We know the man’s kneeling in deference to Lord Obama’s healing powers and not simply because he’s begging, because we know that Obama’s election vitually eliminated poverty, homelessness and general disharmony.

Either that or it’s Danny Glover and he thinks Castro’s in the car.

‘Miss Me Yet?’ — First Pitch Edition

Thunderous applause and cheers for George W. Bush and his father Sunday night in Texas before game 4 of the World Series.

W continues to set the gold-standard for presidential first-pitches:

(Update: The video was pulled from YouTube but you can see the video at MLB’s site here)

Speaking of first pitches, here’s a good flashback video to shortly after 9/11 about the buildup to President Bush’s first pitch before the 2001 World Series. The country needed a strike, and he delivered under enormous pressure.

(h/t HAP)