It's Official: Biden-Harris Take Back America

It is so heartening to see the streets filled with youth and people of color cheering and dancing in cities across America.

Congratulations, America. You won. The witch is gone.

Let's all take a few days to breathe our sighs of relief.

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    Finally got to pop the cork... (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by desertswine on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 12:43:22 PM EST
    best champagne evah!

    Gentlemen Jack (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Chuck0 on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 01:22:20 PM EST
    all around for my friends.

    Elderly Queens man evicted (5.00 / 5) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 01:41:39 PM EST
    "A 74-year-old Jamaica Estates developer has less than three months left at his current address after Americans overwhelmingly voted him out of the White House, the AP projected Saturday."

    Queens Daily Eagle

    The (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by FlJoe on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 02:52:24 PM EST
    night they drove old tRumpie down
    and all the people were singing
    na na na na
    na na na na
    hey hey
    bye bye

    They were definitely (none / 0) (#8)
    by MO Blue on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 02:54:21 PM EST
    singing that refrain in front of the WH today.

    Cat got the job done. (5.00 / 2) (#9)
    by leap on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 03:12:10 PM EST
    Cracking (5.00 / 4) (#22)
    by Repack Rider on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 07:38:28 PM EST
    ...a special bottle of single-malt Scotch that auctioned for $1300. Long story, but I didn't pay for it.

    If tonight isn't the night, what is?

    I'm making a (5.00 / 4) (#23)
    by leap on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 08:46:07 PM EST
    blueberry and sliced-peach cobbler. All fruit from my garden. What better time to make something like that? And then eat the whole thing, because people can't stop by right now...

    The End of an Error. (none / 0) (#3)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 01:36:18 PM EST
    With the country besieged by white nationalism, a virulent pandemic and a shocking economic collapse, Joe Biden coolly and calmly pried us loose from the potentially deadly grip of a would-be fascist despotism. And in the course of doing so, he proved himself to be the strong, self-confident and principled leader we need right now.

    No doubt, we have a lot of work ahead of us. But right now, let's just rejoice.

    I have always like Joe Biden (none / 0) (#21)
    by MKS on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 07:09:41 PM EST
    as a person.

    Many progressives are very focused on policy.  But I weigh the personal too.

    The issue of whether to govern as  Moderate or a Progressive is moot.  There are not enough votes in Congress for a Progressive Agenda now.   Agendas will have to be incremental for a the time being.


    Daughter Zorba (none / 0) (#5)
    by Zorba on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 02:15:30 PM EST
    texted earlier that they were going nuts in NYC (she and hubby live in Brooklyn).  Honking, cheering!  

    Same report from our daughter (none / 0) (#6)
    by Peter G on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 02:34:25 PM EST
    who lives in Queens NYC (within AOC's congressional district).

    Change of topic (none / 0) (#33)
    by MO Blue on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 03:51:46 PM EST
    since open threads are closed.

    On Nov 10 the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on ACA. In your opinion, will the decision be announced prior to the GA Senate runoff elections?


    Absolutely not. (none / 0) (#34)
    by Peter G on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 06:06:02 PM EST
    The easiest, unanimous decisions at the Supreme Court arising out of cases argued in November are rarely done in time to be released before March. In January we something see a handful of cases from the October sittings. This case, alas, will not be "easy" or "unanimous." Although it should have been, that is, an easy unanimous dismissal of this ill-conceived challenge.

    Thanks (5.00 / 1) (#39)
    by MO Blue on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 09:01:56 PM EST
    I guess the Dems can use the government arguments to abolish ACA against the Republicans in the Georgia runoffs.

    I have a question (none / 0) (#37)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 08:25:12 PM EST
    Could this case be dropped by the Biden Administration? I had thought it was being brought by the Trump administration but I could be wrong.

    Unfortunately not, I am thinking, for two (none / 0) (#40)
    by Peter G on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 09:04:33 PM EST
    reasons:  (a) it was brought by the State of Texas, not by the U.S. govt/DoJ (as it hardly could have been), so the Biden Administration would not be in a position to drop the case; and (b) although the DoJ has taken the despicable position that the ACA without an enforceable coverage mandate is wholly invalid and unconstitutional, and the Biden DoJ could have changed that position if the case had been postponed until after January, I do not believe they could or would try to change the U.S. govt's official position on the case almost three months after argument and submission of the case. That would be pretty much unheard of, I think.

    The Biden Administration (none / 0) (#41)
    by KeysDan on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 09:57:26 PM EST
    should try to change the government position, even if unsuccessful. Allowing the Trump DOJ's position to stand for the record would appear incongruent. It is unlikely to change the Court's ruling, but a well-argued , constitutionally-based position differing from Trump's legal absurdity would set a new tone---professionals have ridden into town.

    I didn't realize they were (none / 0) (#42)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 11:57:20 PM EST
    closed, I have been writing the new post that's up all night.  I will put up a new open thread. I'll leave this comments here, but please continue the discussion on the new open thread.

    Thanks, Jeralyn (none / 0) (#43)
    by MO Blue on Mon Nov 09, 2020 at 05:49:16 AM EST
    for leaving the comment and I will definitely wait for an open thread for any further comment.

    Good bit on potential Cabinet Members (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 03:13:29 PM EST
    I REALLY HOPE (5.00 / 2) (#11)
    by jmacWA on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 03:16:10 PM EST
    there are no Republicans.  If the last four years have not proven that there is no such thing as an honorable Republican, I think we are doomed.

    Agreed. (5.00 / 2) (#12)
    by Chuck0 on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 03:28:09 PM EST
    It's time the Democrats take the same scorched earth approach as the GOP. No Republicans in the Executive branch!

    NO Republicans and NO incumbent Senators. (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by leap on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 07:02:18 PM EST
    How stupid to take a Democrat out of the very tenuous Senate. NO NO NO! We need every Dem there.

    Still (none / 0) (#13)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 03:35:56 PM EST
    If one is able to avoid terminal vapors over 4 words in the subtitle its a interesting read.

    Trust in the plan (none / 0) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 03:59:34 PM EST
    This is funny

    QAnon People Still 'Trusting The Plan,' Mastering The Denial Stage Of The Grieving Process

    Of course, not all of the anons are that excited. Some are confused as to why everyone seems to think Biden won even though, obviously, Trump won in a landslide.

    Wow, this gaslighting is next level...

    I mean, right now I really don't know what to think. The gaslighting is so massive that it's hard to see how Q and Q+ can counter. They had 4 years to arrest all these people, now time is short. Fight it in court, but what about public opinion and optics... People called the play before, but seeing it like this, it's like wow... Trump won in a landslide, but right now it feels like Biden won... It's insane... A nuclear bomb of truth has to drop to counter this mess.... It will be interesting to see what happens now for sure... rambling away here, cause I am really confused about the plan at this point...

    I just talked to my brother.  He called to say happy BDay.  He was once all in for Trump.  His children and grandchildren still are.  He was telling me some of the looney "versions" of what is happened now coming from them today.  Including some very good Q stuff about secret plans.

    He said they sound scared.  Poor things.

    I think it's a small miracle this has been so peaceful and joyful.  Let's hope it holds.

    Time (none / 0) (#15)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 04:08:20 PM EST
    More (none / 0) (#16)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 04:14:37 PM EST
    I'm giving my Trumpy relatives the space ... (none / 0) (#17)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 04:18:30 PM EST
    ... necessary to process what happened. Whether they accept the result is anyone's guess. But reality bites and at the end of the day, we don't need their concession. Dogs bark, and the caravan moves on.

    It does (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 04:29:20 PM EST
    But all these happy dancing brown people must be very difficult for them

    And (none / 0) (#19)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 04:51:36 PM EST
    after 4 years Hillary is still not in jail though my neighbor now thinks she never will be becuse Biden is going to let all the criminals off the hook. It appears to have taken trump losing for this to start to sink in. The fact that after 3 years none of this happened seems to have sunk in

    What great joy! (none / 0) (#24)
    by MKS on Sat Nov 07, 2020 at 10:34:55 PM EST
    and relief.  Loved all the kids dancing spontaneously in the streets.

    Was just now watching video of George Harrison's What is Life. Sunshine joy youth.  We can now live and breathe again.

    I mentioned (none / 0) (#25)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 05:48:02 AM EST
    it is like when Romania overthrew their dictator. We are getting rid of authoritarian minority rule that has been going on for the last 20 years for the most part.

    I'm sorry but I think I'm enjoying this too much (none / 0) (#26)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 02:01:46 PM EST

    The only way to get that is to bring witnesses to testify, who participated in the scam and know explicit details.

    Trump must offer $1 million each to the first 100 Democrat participants in the stealing of the election who come forward. We'll create 100 instant Democrat millionaires for hard evidence, photos, videos and testimony that leads to a Supreme Court decision overturning this election.

    Along with $1 million to each of 100 witnesses, they each also receive full Department of Justice immunity. But if you don't come forward first, everyone else who participated is going to prison for life. Because the stealing of a presidency is treason.

    Keep in mind $100 million is "chump change" to GOP billionaire donors. There's that much in loose change on any given Saturday night at Mar-a-Lago. Michael Bloomberg spent $100 million just to try to win Florida. What's $100 million for a group of GOP billionaire donors to ante up, in order to save America, American exceptionalism and capitalism?

    Get Sheldon Adelson on speed dial.

    Mr. President, do it now. This minute. Offer a reward so big it gets the media's attention and everyone's imagination. $100 million is good. Perhaps a quarter-billion is even better. The rats always desert sinking ships. The Demo-rats will come out of the woodwork to become instant millionaires. Plus, full DOJ immunity to testify where the bodies are buried.

    Get busy, Mr. President. The clock is ticking. Time is short. You can't win at the Supremes unless you have hard evidence and testimony from the participants in the scam to steal the presidency.

    Make the announcement. Scream it from the highest mountain. "Who Wants to Be an Instant Democrat Millionaire? And Get Full Immunity." Or go to prison for life.

    That's an offer no one can refuse.

    Capt, I know the day is almost over (5.00 / 3) (#35)
    by vml68 on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 07:52:48 PM EST
    but I hope you had a wonderful day. The opposite of the one in 2016 :-)
    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday (5.00 / 3) (#38)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 08:25:39 PM EST

    Belated (5.00 / 1) (#44)
    by Zorba on Mon Nov 09, 2020 at 08:51:22 AM EST
    Happy Birthday, Capt.

    What venue (none / 0) (#27)
    by MO Blue on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 02:15:07 PM EST
    Is this from.

    Is this (none / 0) (#28)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 02:17:10 PM EST
    serious? I mean it is hard to tell with conservatives these days.

    Completely serious (none / 0) (#29)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 02:52:44 PM EST
    As far as I can tell.  It's from townhall dot com.

    Didn't really want to link but there's lots of unintentional humor there.


    Does that fall under the heading (none / 0) (#30)
    by jondee on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 03:08:52 PM EST
    of 'expert testimony', paying people off to say what you want them to say?

    What I've been worried about seems to be happening. The Trump Davidians are just getting more unhinged than they were before. The comment sections at rw sites are currently off-the-hook and calling for blood.

    And they've got a lot of guns. What could go wrong?


    Yeah (none / 0) (#31)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 03:25:54 PM EST
    I guess.  Personally I'm finding it harder to worry about them beyond the random violent outburst.  I don't underestimate that.

    But it feels, to me at least, that their insane delusional babbling is finally as irrelevant as in any sane world it would always have been.  


    I looked it up (none / 0) (#32)
    by MO Blue on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 03:45:51 PM EST
    It was written by

    Wayne Allyn Root (aka WAR) is a high-energy, passionate, outspoken, unapologetic conservative media star. He has been branded him a "conservative warrior" and "capitalist evangelist." Root is a former presidential candidate and the 2008 Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He is a now a national TV and radio host and a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist.
    Root hosts the nationally syndicated "WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show" on USA Radio Network daily from 6 to 9 p.m. ET,

    I, like you, will not provide a link.


    I checked (none / 0) (#36)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Nov 08, 2020 at 08:23:18 PM EST
    Wayne's Facebook page and oh, boy, it's loaded with conspiracy theories.