349/173—by 176 points, the landslide I wished and voped for.
I was watching MSNBC on election night. When Obams went from 170 to 230, they called it, and announced that Obama had won the election. I was in tears and finally felt like my vote counted. I was so proud to be a part of this American history-- In my lifetime, I never thought I'd be privileged enough to witness such a historic event on so many levels. The nation felt healed and the world celebrated. Every moment thereafter, his numbers increased as red states turned blue... it was magnificent.
After winning the election, I realized that Obama raised the bar of what I expect from my politicians. He eradicated good ol' boy politicking and made damn sure I knew that I had the right to make my elected officials accountable and to take responsibility for their actions.
Hope and prosperity are embedded into the foundation of this country, that's true. Unfortunately antiquated politics buried it for many years with stale, empty promises, lies and secrecy. On Nov. 4 those roots erupted in a surge of democracy and were victoriously restored.
Obama proved that goodness, brilliance and persistence pay off. Anything is possible. Nothing is outside of our reach. Dreams do come true and the world isn’t as ugly as it feels sometimes.
The GOP is reeling, clueless about how to play this game, the one where they need to man the fuck up and behave with integrity and ethics, and work alongside American citizens to make this country great again. Now, they're throwing Palin under the bus-- I don't mind though, because she's shameonnaise, a woman hating sandwich condiment. However, it would be nice if they grew up and figured out the best thing to do is... CHANGE.
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