That’s SENATOR Professor Warren to you, Scott Brown! Charlie Pierce:

There will be a lot of talk in the coming days about how Warren managed to hang the national Republican party around Brown’s neck, and she did. But, more to the point, she ran as though she already knows what kind of a senator she wants to be. She ran as though she knew exactly the kind of hell she plans to raise down there. She ran as though she had some kind of idea of how to fill out a great office. For his part, in an almost perfect counterpoint, Brown made himself look small. He made himself look cheap. He ran a campaign of tawdry invective and unfunny laff-lines. Part of electing a senator is sizing people up to the dimensions of the office. Only one of these candidates could win by that metric, and the right one did.

To me, the most revelatory moment came in the last of their debates, when Warren, asked about the war in Afghanistan, said simply,”It’s time to get out now.” No qualifications. No relying on the generals. No crawfishing. Out. Now. A few weeks later, I was riding around with her and I told her that, as far as I knew, she was the only Democratic candidate in a contested race who has said that simple thing as plainly as she did. She popped her eyes at me in the way that she does.

“There was no other answer,” she said, as though being asked to explain why she had come to start breathing that morning. Oh, dear Jesus, she’s going to cause so many people so much trouble down there. She can fill that office right up to the ceiling.

Crazy Jesus people

They’re looking to start the End Times, they just can’t wait!

A Texas pastor who supports Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney warned in a pre-election sermon that President Barack Obama was “paving the way for the future reign of the antichrist.”

Right Wing Watch on Tuesday published audio of First Baptist Church of Dallas Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress telling his congregation that Obama was enacting a “gradual erosion of God’s laws” that would allow the antichrist to take power.

“I want you to hear me tonight, I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist, I am not saying that at all,” Jeffress said in his Sunday pre-election sermon. “One reason I know he’s not the antichrist is the antichrist is going to have much higher poll numbers when he comes, President Obama is not the antichrist.”

“But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the antichrist.”


Crazy shit:

In a town outside Atlanta, the president of a homeowners association sent an email to residents alerting them that the gates would be closed on Tuesday “to enhance controlled access to the community until we see what (if any) negative repercussions may occur because of the results of the election,” according to the New York Times Caucus blog.

Bill Stanley, president of the Cottages of Woodstock, a community for people 55 and over, claimed that he followed the advice of the police chief of Woodstock, Ga.

However, the police chief told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Certainly we would give no one that kind of information.”

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