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05 November 2008 @ 03:14 pm
Congrats world  
:)
(Thanks, America!)
ETA: Am very amused that in this Australian poll my electorate is voting 82% for Obama and my postcode is voting... 100% for Obama! (And overall? one big blue country!)
 
 
Current Location: work (sadly)
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
 
 
 
svgurl: obama-bidensvgurl on November 5th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
I'm so HAPPY! This is just fantastic!! :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex here with youbop_radar on November 5th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
Aww! *hugs* Enjoy the euphoria! (I am finding my f'list very cute right now.)
carpenyxcarpenyx on November 5th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
I'm overjoyed!!! :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on November 5th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
Yay! You're all so terribly cute with your squee. :)

I would be so proud if my country elected a black President--I was proud enough when they elected Rudd and gave Howard the boot. ;)
Morri: Obama/Bideneuraylie on November 5th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
I cried for joy! I can't believe he took Virginia and Florida.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on November 5th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
That is pretty damn cool. And pretty damn fast! Florida! *boggles*
Crisduskwillow on November 5th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
Tonight was awesome! \o/
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on November 5th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
It was very calm for me because we're at work here, so it's all very low-key:
Colleague 1: Did he win yet?
Colleague 2: Yeah.
Colleague 3: He was always going to.
*brief squabble about whether that was true*
*everyone returns to work*

But I loved watching everyone spaz out on my f'list. ;)
blowjobs for jesus: nonfandom jazzhandskristiinthedark on November 5th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
It is just the bestest night EVER. *twirls and twirls*

OMG BOPPY YAY!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on November 5th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
WHEEE! YAY!
Dionusia: obama jedidionusia on November 5th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
I have been on edge all day. I did let myself have a woo hoo! once I cast my ballot, but didn't let myself really go until now!

Time for the bubbly.

YAY! I am happy for the world too. And relieved.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lollie yogabop_radar on November 5th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think I'm more relieved than anything else (because obviously it's different at a distance). But happy too. Enjoy your festivities!
Nora Norwichnorwich36 on November 5th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
I think most of us over here were too terrified to be complacent. (The number one emailed article in the New York Times the past couple days was an article about the paranoia of Obama supporters who didn't want to predict a win lest they jinx him).
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ameliebop_radar on November 5th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Hee! Yeah, I can totally understand that. We were the same about Rudd. My whole adult life I've only known a right-wing government and I'd been through elections where I was *so sure* the left were going to swing it and then they didn't. So I definitely understand not counting your chickens... I was nervous for America purely on the basis of voting not being compulsory. That makes everything so hair-raising in my mind!
Bubblesbubbles79 on November 5th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
*dances* Thank You!!! *hugs*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Batgirlbop_radar on November 5th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Hee! Your username seems very appropriate today with everyone so... bubbly. ;)
CapnZebbie: risecapnzebbie on November 5th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
I am unbelievably happy right now! I have hope for the future of our country and for the future of the world, and I haven't had that in eight loooong years.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Audrey Tautoubop_radar on November 5th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
Those years WERE long. Very, very looooong. I can't wait until he's officially sworn in.
Erin: Obama for Progresstigergal05 on November 5th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
This is just amazing..I can't even put it into words. I think I cried for nearly 20 minutes before I could calm myself down!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on November 5th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
Oh WOW! That is hard to imagine. I was teary and excited when Rudd won our election but nothing to that degree--but then everything's bigger in America. ;)
is that how they do it in the pros?: *gen - life is goodantismiles on November 5th, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
I'm crying right now, Bop. Crying. I never thought I'd see this day. I'm euphoric. I can't even begin to describe how it felt when I saw CNN declare Obama President-Elect. Oh my god.

It's funny. As soon as I got back home, polls closed in my state (California) and CNN instantly called the election. I was exuberant. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on November 5th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
Wow! It's pretty amazing to hear about the overwhelming emotion in the US. And how amazing that they called it as soon as your state closed! It all happened so (relatively) quickly once the polls closed! I'm just reading Obama's speech and confess to a little teary-ness myself.
is that how they do it in the pros?: *gen - life is goodantismiles on November 5th, 2008 06:58 am (UTC)
Hee! CNN was just waiting for CA's (and the West Coast states') polls to close. You could tell they wanted to call it beforehand but were forcing themselves to not jump the gun. :)

And Obama's speech was fantastic. One of the best speeches I've heard. That's not really saying much though, since this is the first election I've really paid attention to, to this degree. ;)

But I was struck by how exhausted Obama looked. He needs a bit of a rest before he plunges into the crises of our country. I'm so heartbroken that his grandmother didn't live to see this day. That would've been amazing. But yes, that speech really got the waterworks going.

YES WE CAN.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee smilebop_radar on November 5th, 2008 07:13 am (UTC)
I loved the apology speech that our government gave to the Stolen Generations--I'm glad I was alive to see that (we watched it live at work). That's the only thing I can think that might compare. It was a very beautiful speech.

I was struck by how exhausted Obama looked.
We were talking about that at yoga this morning. He looks so much older than when he started the campaign. And he's got a huge job ahead of him too--is it wrong to hope he gets some sleep first? ;)
is that how they do it in the pros?: *gen - life is goodantismiles on November 5th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
Haven't you followed the election, Boppy?

It's never wrong to hope. ;D

(I'm so glad he's won. Now I can rub it in the faces of all the conservatives who live near me. I swear, I live in the one blip in CA's Democratic-ness. I'm surrounded by Republicans. Defending Obama this campaign has been exhausting and I'm glad I don't have to look into those Republicans' smug faces tomorrow. His win comes as a relief on more than just the levels you might have thought. ;P )
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on November 5th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)
Hee! Oh that's great that you're going to get some respite form that--I know how tiring that can be. Though I am at least lucky in my workplace being like-minded.
Anoel: politics obama supermananoel on November 5th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
100& awesome YAY! You guys have the right idea like us :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark basketballbop_radar on November 5th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
Hee hee! yeah, that amused me. The world at large definitely wants Obama.
brokenmnemonic: Risebrokenmnemonic on November 5th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
Isn't it nice to see a party that moved further and further to the right lose?

No Palin in the White House. Whatever else happens over the next four years, Palin didn't get to the White House.
is that how they do it in the pros?: tv - bsg - dee the billy killerantismiles on November 5th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
Palin didn't get to the White House.

I am jubilant about this. It means the universe does have some love for the US. I would've thrown up if Palin had become VP. Now she can go back to her precious Alaska and never bother the continental US again. *nods*
brokenmnemonic: Risebrokenmnemonic on November 5th, 2008 08:03 am (UTC)
I suspect the next Republican to run will be an 80s style Republican - conservative fiscally, but one of those who believes that government has no place in citizen's private lives. I'm hoping that this election defeat will stop the Republican's courting someone like Palin again - after all, it was a Republican supreme court that produced Roe vs Wade.

I like Obama as an individual - I hope that he does well as president. He's inherited a pretty dire starting situation, but if he does well there's no good reason he won't end up doing two terms, and maybe that'll be enough to pull a few more voters into the mindset that policies and issues are what's important, rather than ethnicity or religion...

Yeah, I really didn't like Palin ;)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Feminismbop_radar on November 5th, 2008 08:12 am (UTC)
I'm hoping that this election defeat will stop the Republican's courting someone like Palin again
Me too... but I also hope it doesn't stop them (or anyone else) putting a woman on the ticket. I do worry a little about the glass ceiling thing--and while I would have hated Palin to be the first woman in the White House, I do have to wonder whether America would stomach a female president as well as they stomach Obama.
brokenmnemonic: APC - Guitaristbrokenmnemonic on November 5th, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
I've seen a few opinion pieces from people I recognise on LJ, talking about how a lot of Republican women were outraged that Palin was nominated in the face of more qualified (and moderate) female candidates.

I think it'll be interesting to see what happens over the next few years; I'm hoping that those voters who switched away from voting Republican did so not because Palin's a woman, but because she's a looney-tune.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Boppybop_radar on November 5th, 2008 09:05 am (UTC)
Oh I don't dispute any of that--I do think people were turned off by her policies/ethos and general manner. But the dismissive rhetoric still reinforces the idea that a woman is unfit for office. It's a very subtle thing but it's still there--I think Palin may have actually taken women a step backwards, after Hillary made so much progress. (And yes, I guess the fault there lies with the Republicans for not picking a more moderate candidate--but they wanted to galvanise the extreme right and apparently she succeeded in doing that, it just did them no good.)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee frak betide!bop_radar on November 5th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
No Palin is worth partying about, alone. I hope she now sinks into oblivion.
brokenmnemonic: Risebrokenmnemonic on November 5th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
Well, at the risk of sounding totally bigotted, there are still plenty of wild animals to shoot and nature reserves to drill for oil in, so I'm sure she'll keep busy. At least she won't be in the position to turn the US into the Christian equivalent of Iran, though...

And did you hear there were free Krispy Kreme donuts being given away? Not just coffee (blergh) and Ben & Jerrys, but donuts too? Who wouldn't want to vote!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: as snapped by moibop_radar on November 5th, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
You can keep the donuts (double bleugh--those Krispy Kreme things are all preservatives and chemicals!), i'll have the coffee. Actually, nah, American coffee sucks. I'll just make my own. ;) (I do find it funny that they have to bribe people to vote though!)
brokenmnemonic: APC - Judithbrokenmnemonic on November 5th, 2008 08:31 am (UTC)
I like Krispy Kreme donuts :P But then, I'm heading to an early grave and a coffin six foot long in all directions, so who am I to talk? ;)

I think it's interesting that they've had record voter turnouts across America - for once, it seems that a large part of the electorate have actually been motivated to vote. It was the same here in '97, but now apathy has set in again...
xgirl2222: Obamaxgirl2222 on November 6th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
I'm still giddy. He won...HE WON! I can finally acknowledge having a president again:)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Blair yelloqbop_radar on November 6th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
Lovely icon! And yes, no shameful idiot of a prez no more! (Though I may faintly miss mocking him when he holds the US flag upside down at the Olympics and stuff like that. I cannot imagine Obama doing that!)