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The Drinking Game Debate

  • Nov. 4th, 2008 at 8:50 PM
We're closing in on 4pm EST - just 2 hours before polls close in the Eastern time zone portions of Kentucky and Indiana. As we get closer to the time the networks will switch to full-time election coverage, I'd like to open the floor here to suggestions for tonight's drinking game(s).

For example - if you're watching CNN, you might take a drink every time Wolf Blitzer says "The Best Political Team on Television".

The floor is open... your ideas in the comments.


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gojohn99 wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
How about every time they show a video when Obama says "change" and McCain says "my friends"? That could result in some quick drunks!
election_orange wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Somebody's betting on a short night.
princekermit wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
Took the words right outta my fingers.
jaboobyville wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
Assuming (ass, you, me) that Barack is looking good early in the evening, I think the word that will you get you drunk the fastest is "mandate."

For whatever reason, the size of a candidate's victory seems to equate with their license to govern in the mind of the pundits. Of course we all know that W. saw his extremely narrow 2004 victory as a source of "political capital" despite the scant margin. Even so, I predict that there will be a lot of talk of the size and scope of the "mandate" that a potential victory will give Obama as President.

kylecassidy wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Re: "Mandate"
"landslide" is, of course, the holy grail. someone's going to drop that bomb tonight, i know it.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Nov. 4th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
election_orange wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
Just a shot in the dark here, but are you, by any chance, a college student?
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Nov. 4th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
election_orange wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
That's why they pay me the big bucks ($0.00)

Your party sounds like a lot of fun.
lishypo wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Damn, I wanna be at your party.
kylecassidy wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Every time Pat Buchannan says something that makes you think he's accidentally reading off of Howard Dean's teleprompter finish the drink belonging to the person to your left.
wackinessensues wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
For. The. Win.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Nov. 4th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
nederlandergirl wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
I saw Sarah Palin vote, but I'm not sure whether she was aware of which candidate she represented, so it's 3 to 1 that she made a boo boo.
princekermit wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
My plan:
- Every time Sarah Palin uses some "aw shucks" "by golly" colloquialism, take a drink.
- Any time someone refers to Palin's commentary about seeing Russia from her house, take a drink of vodka.
- Take a drink for every child on screen under voting age.
- Your state gets put in contention (too close, recount, voter irregularity), take two drinks, you'll need them.
- McCain makes a concession speech, take a drink... of champagne.
- Obama makes a concession speech, down the bottle and crawl in.
wackinessensues wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Every time they play a clip of McCain saying 'Fight with Me' punch your neighbor and take a shot.

Every time they play a clip of Obama saying 'We can't get cocky'...celebrate in a suitable manner.


Edited at 2008-11-04 09:25 pm (UTC)
anomali wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
I like that "mandate" idea.

We are drinking Blue Hawaiians around here tonight: )

It should be far better than 2000 when I had a bottle of champagne for a Gore victory and a bottle of Canadian whiskey for a Bush victory. Needless to say, that champagne stayed in the fridge for a good long while.
carmy_w wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Man, after reading all the comments so far, I wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow morning! I'd love to be able to participate in some of these!
bastblack wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Take a red shot if a talking head says:
"Voter fraud"

Take a blue shot if a talking head says:
"Kathrine Harris"
"Butterfly Ballot" and/or "Hanging Chad"
princekermit wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
I know that whole Red=Republican Blue=Democrat thing but my first reaction to yours was that it sounds like something from The Matrix.
bastblack wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
The Red Pill or the Blue Pill? -^
lol There could be some truth in that, except in the Matrix Blue = blissful ignorance and Red = painful truth.

Traditionally, Blue is the color of truth, and Red is the color of passion.
(no subject) - princekermit - Nov. 4th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC) Expand
(no subject) - bastblack - Nov. 4th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC) Expand
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Nov. 4th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
bastblack wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
oopsie, type-o. ^^;

I should have said "computer glitch" instead of "Diebold," I think most newsrooms say that instead.
orwhoeveriam wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks for reminding me, gotta put the beer in the fridge...

My strategy is simple: Drink enough to stop running around the house yelling about exit polls. Repeat as needed.
princekermit wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
- Any mention of Ralph Nader, take a shot at the TV... but miss (you don't want to miss the rest of the coverage)

- California Prop 8 fails (keeping same-sex marriage legal) propose to the person on your left, regardless of gender. It's not a gay-marriage mandate, it's just allowing the option.

- California Prop 8 passes (making same-sex marriage illegal) propose to the closest person of opposite gender. It doesn't matter if you know them or like them, love doesn't matter to Prop 8's proponents. You can annul it just like Britney Spears' 55 hour marriage because THAT didn't weaken the moral fiber of America any. [/snark]
celtickath wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Hey guy,
I'm excited about hearing the Indiana returns. I'm in Atlanta & have been calling FL, NC & GA this afternoon. About your drinking game......I'm a CNN junkie even when it's not political season. I love Wolf & the entire gang, but me suspects "The Best Political Team on Television" will have you inebriated before we even know who the winner is :o)
dedqgirl wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
No no no, you're all way off.. The word of the night is...


or historical or history...
nederlandergirl wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Every time John McCain speaks in front of a large crowd of supports that includes a sign saying "Mac Daddy."
princekermit wrote:
Nov. 4th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
If I saw that, I'd stop drinking because clearly I was starting to hallucinate.
brennakimi wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
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