emandink: (Obama Jedi)
Four years ago when I wrote this post, I was sad.  I was sad more that Bush had won - again - than that Kerry had lost.  I was sad that again there were votes that might change the outcome that would never be counted.  I was frustrated with the way that Bush was handling his alleged victory.

And I was also disappointed at the continued narrative of polarization of America; of hearing otherwise open minded and caring people talk of violent action against those who voted for a candidate they didn't care for; of otherwise open minded and caring people lament the stupidity of entire regions of this country.

In the words of the 44th President of these United States, "we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America."

Today, I am thrilled, not sad.  I am excited, not frustrated.  I have hope - that the people of this nation can put their differences behind us.  Six months ago, conventional wisdom had it that supporters of Hillary Clinton would refuse to support Barack Obama - not because of his positions or his politics, but because of acrimony and bitterness on both sides of that contest.

We proved them wrong.  Yes we did.

I hope that with
Obama's stirring words and McCain's graceful concession, that we can all move forward into a less partisan, more understanding future.

That may be too much to hope for, but one year, even six months ago, so arguably were yesterday's results.

Let's prove them wrong. 


Nov. 5th, 2008 12:25 am
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Too tired to be articulate, but OMG.  I am just passed tears and looking over my f'list...well, damn.  I love you guys.
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...links from around my f-list and other haunts:

Given all of the crap people are raining on their political opponents these days, this story is almost tear-worthy.  In sum - a man planning to vote for McCain lent his jacket to a trio of eldery Jewish women refused entry to an Ohio polling place because of their pro-Obama t-shirts so that they could go in and vote.

Surely I'm not the only person on the planet thinking "gee, they couldn't see this one coming?" about Palin going rogue.  I have to admit it's sort of nice to see her actually standing up for herself, even if I disagree with pretty much everything out of her mouth.

Most of y'all have probably seen this already, but Biden pretty much proved his worth in the following interview:

Finally, was I the only one who somehow missed the memo about political t-shirts/buttons/etc. being the subject of a statewide polling place ban in Virginia?  I knew that overy campaigining was a no no, but I was not aware until a few minutes ago that failing to take the Obama  button off of my purse strap could get me bounced. 

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Pretty much anything I could possible say about this, [livejournal.com profile] ayun  has said better.  The knock off bag thing slays me.

I will add that evidently not even $150,000 worth of designer clothes which were probably purchased in some urban bastion of non-Americanism are enough to make Sarah Palin "elite."

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