"During the '08 election we tweeted about what they were doing on TV," tweeted Nick Bilton of The New York Times. "Four years later, TV is talking about what we're doing on Twitter." Indeed, Twitter was ascendant in this election season. Here, the best tweeted lines from Election Night 2012:

From a Chris Christie parody account:

Ben Greenman at The New Yorker:

Will Leitch at New York:

Frank Sennett at Time Out Chicago:

Comedian/actor Patton Oswalt on forlorn Fox News reporters:

Political reporter Marin Cogan on CNN's Wolf Blitzer:

Anonymous liberal @pourmecoffee:

Joshua Topolsky at The Verge:

And of course, Donald Trump wasn't too happy with an Obama win:

Editor's note: This article originally (and incorrectly) suggested that the Christie parody account was the New Jersey governor's official Twitter. It has since been revised. We regret the error.