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Democrats Abroad celebrate Obama victory in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / November 7, 2012

Democrats Abroad TorontoWhile there was some serious nail-biting over the course of the evening, the Democrats Abroad US Election party in Toronto ended with a room full of jubilant faces as most major networks declared President Obama winner of a second term at around 11:30 p.m. It would be a long wait until the victory speech was delivered, but it hardly mattered for the group gathered at the Sheraton Centre's Dominion Ballroom, who erupted when the big announcement was made. The mood, I'm told, was decidedly less upbeat at the Harbour Sports Grille, where Republicans Abroad gathered for an election party not meant to end until Romney was declared winner. Ouch.

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Trs / November 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm
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No pics of the Republicans crying in their beer? Too bad...
SousedBergin replying to a comment from Trs / November 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm
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Yeah, I want my crying conservative schadenfreude porn.
Big Fuckin Mega Boat / November 7, 2012 at 02:20 pm
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Ahhh my mom's side of the family is going to be so pissed. They believe Obama is a secret Muslim hell bent on destroying the world in his second term. I'm not kidding either, it's scary (my family's views that is, not Obama).
Me / November 7, 2012 at 04:49 pm
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haha. Funny. Obama's scarey for other reasons. But then ANYONE in charge of the U.S. and their world takeover bid these days is.
who the eff cares?! / November 7, 2012 at 06:18 pm
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Why are so many "Canadians" so interested in the US election?! I bet it's these same ppl who don't give a rat's ass about politics here at home.

All of you should be ashamed of yourselves! If you're so interested in what's going on to the south--without bothering to care about things here at home--then get the eff out of this country!!!

And to the CBC: Are you really a CND broadcaster?! The constant and endless coverage of the election on both TV and radio is appalling! As a taxpayer, I want my money back, and I hope Harper further cuts your budget!
Jen replying to a comment from who the eff cares?! / November 7, 2012 at 08:08 pm
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Everyone knows Canada's regulations are constituent to American trade structure and politics, you dim twat.

who the eff cares?! replying to a comment from Jen / November 7, 2012 at 08:54 pm
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Jen replying to a comment from who the eff cares?! / NOVEMBER 7, 2012 AT 08:08 PM
"Everyone knows Canada's regulations are constituent to American trade structure and politics, you dim twat."


So, Jen, tell me what Obama and Romney's platforms are with regards to foreign policy--specifically with Canada? Oh, you don't know?! LOL. Thought so.

Please, go back to watching e-talk and being a follower.
Brian Hassett / November 7, 2012 at 09:20 pm
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For the record, these are both Canadians and Americans in this room — and sometimes within the same person, as many of us are dual citizens who actively participate in democracy on both sides of the border, and who pay taxes to both governments.

These are very informed, very well read, very well rounded citizens who don't just sit at home and bitch but get out and make a difference in the world. If there were more people who volunteered their time for causes, more people voting in every election, more people passionate about their country and who get out and do something about it, then both countries would be better off.

Polls show 70% of Canadians would have voted for Obama, just like a majority of Americans did. This is democracy in action and in all its rainbow colors!
Dem Abroad replying to a comment from who the eff cares?! / November 7, 2012 at 09:47 pm
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To who the eff cares:

Do you know what Democrats Abroad is, jackass? It's a group of American citizens who support Democrats Abroad. The group has organizations in over 50 countries world wide. Did you see the part where I mention AMERICAN citizens? We vote in all U.S. federal elections and are active in get out the vote efforts among Americans here in Canada (and those 50 other countries) as well is in the U.S.

So, your smug attitude is particularly amusing when it's clear you don't know what you're talking about.
Jim / November 7, 2012 at 10:12 pm
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This is hilarious! The Repugnicans party web site even spelled Republicans wrong!!! The plural of Republican is Republicans, not Republican's...unless of course they had only one person at the party!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA
Sean / November 8, 2012 at 07:17 am
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Yeah, CBC should have not covered that election for the same reasons the states don't cover ours. WHO CARES?
Steve / November 8, 2012 at 11:38 am
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Just for clarity;
I personally see an ex-pat American I know, who has lived in Canada for the past few decades, in one of the pics.

So, there's that.

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