Jane Hamsher notes:
After endorsing President-elect Obama in February, MoveOn.org Political Actions 4.5 million members contributed more than $88 million towards Barack Obamas presidential campaign, the organization announced today. And more than 1 million MoveOn members worked in a trail-blazing field effort in coordination with the Obama campaign.Emptywheel notes that the RNC is ging to audit Sarah's pantie drawer. Why didn't the RNC just put it on Mrs. McCain's clothing bill? With $250,000 dresses she might not even notice.
In the 2008 presidential campaign, MoveOn and its members:
Contributed more than $58 million directly to Obama's campaign
Raised and spent more than $30 million in independent election efforts
Delivered up to 600,000 battleground state volunteers. 400,000 more volunteers participated from non-battleground states
Added 1 million young members from June to September 2008, and mobilized them online and offline
Registered more than 500,000 new young Obama supporters in battleground states
With 4.5 million members, MoveOn is now bigger than they NRA. Maybe our leaders should think about that for a while.
TBogg asks, "Was it the McCain sausagefest that undid his campaign?"
I have some idiot unhealthy friends who voted for McCain. For some reason they just don't associate their health care with politics. Some have already reached this stage and still haven't made the connection. When you have health problems you don't want a GOP health care system unless you have a million dollars or two stashed away. John:
Our health care system sickens me. I got to France and get sick, and have to get a chest x-ray, and I make the appointment that morning, go in that afternoon, wait 2 minutes in the office before they take me in for the x-ray, and 15 minutes later the doctor is going over my x-ray with me, and I'm out the door 20 minutes after I walked in. Total cost? 45 euros (about $55 to $60 bucks). Oh, and I had to go to the general practitioner doctor first - it was she who recommended I get the x-ray (it's really expensive, she told me - ha!). Total cost for the doctor visit? 20 euros (25 bucks). A visit to your general practitioner and then to the chest x-ray guy for around $70. This is the "socialism" that Sarah Palin and the Republicans keep whining about. If that's socialism...Thinking of Good Vibrations - GAIL COLLINS, sent by a friend of Easter Lemming
I should have gotten my prescriptions when I was in Europe. It just sickens me, the system we've created. What do people do who can't afford to pay when BlueCross hits it hidden stingy limits? What do people do when they can't afford insurance at all, like the taxi driver, with a wife and kids, who I was talking to the other day?
Tralalalalala.Craigslist Agrees to Curb Sex Ads. The new economy prostitution jobs will experience a downturn.
We are only thinking cheerful thoughts today, people. America did good. Enjoy.
Even if you voted for John McCain, be happy. You’ve got the best of all worlds. Today, you can bask in the realization that there are billions of people around the planet who loathed our country last week but are now in awe of its capacity to rise above historic fears and prejudices, that once again, the United States will have a president the world wants to follow.
Then later, when things get screwed up, you can point out that it’s not your fault.
About the inevitable disasters: I am sorry to tell you, excited youth of America, that Barack Obama is going to make mistakes. And the country’s broke. Perhaps we should have mentioned this before. But let’s leave all that to 2009. When somebody runs one of the best presidential campaigns ever, he deserves a little time to enjoy the sweet spot between achievement of a goal and the arrival of the consequences.
Let’s hear it for the voters. Good turnout, guys — especially you Virginians who stood in line for seven hours. A professor at George Mason University who studies this sort of thing claims that there hasn’t been such a high participation level since 1908. You could turn out to be the ever-elusive answer to the question: “Name one thing that Barack Obama has in common with William Howard Taft?”