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Captain America


Posted on 2008.11.05 at 06:51
Current Mood: Proud
I could talk about a barrier of Race shattered forever.

I could talk about the belated resurgence in my nation of the belief that we are our government, and that our government is the tool we have built to allow us to care for one another -- that it's the solution, not the problem.

I could crow about the routing of the robber-baron kleptocrats who have piled shame on the United States of America for so long.

Instead, I'll say simply this:

I'm proud, so very proud, to be part of a nation that, when all was said and done, chose Ann Nixon Cooper over Joe the Plumber.

Yes, we can.


sgt_majorette at 2008-11-05 20:24 (UTC) (Link)

robber-baron kleptocrats

{stealing this phrase}
ashaherazade at 2008-11-05 21:21 (UTC) (Link)

Yes we DID

I'm surprised you didn't hear me yelling from here
So very happy (way not enough emotional expression available) that it was the blow-out that really does signal a wish for the routing of those 'robber-baron kleptocrats' and the instatement of the thoughtful President of the Harvard Law Review / Community Organizer's new wave.
Grandma J still has just over a decade to reach Ann Nixon Cooper's current age but her grandparents were born slaves so those painfully slow steps to that booth meant a lot - to her and to many of the rest of the family. That she was there to make them was made all the more poignant by Barack losing his grandma just the day before.
Still celebrating...
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2008-11-05 21:43 (UTC) (Link)

Yes we CAN

Not "DID," babe. "CAN."

Last night was the easy part. The real work is ahead of us. But we can do it. Last night proved it. Yes, we can.

My hat's off to your Grandma J, nad please give her a big ol' hug from a fat white guy she never saw. Tell her I can't wait to see her vote to reelect him in 2012!

I'm still so proud and euphoric.
ashaherazade at 2008-11-06 00:36 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes we CAN

Well not 'my' Grandma, although she is that Grandma to everyone type. She's the husband's Grandma. And I gotta tell you, she wouldn't be surprised to have anyone come up and say they were friends of me or my husband and give her a hug so you might just have to make it to central Illinois yourself. :grin: Heck you could send her e-mail yourself - she's definitely cool old people.
Have an 'Aunt' on my side (thinking like 3rd cousin or somesuch but cousin of my Great Aunt) who is in her late 80's who voted in Texas City this election. She remembers what the Bush clan did (or maybe didn't do) when they had the huge Texas City disaster back in the 40s so she literally said she was hanging on to vote the bums out. :Huge Grin: I want her around to re-elect him too!
As to whether we did or can I think we're talking about two different things.
I'm talking about actually making the statement of renunciation. You're speaking of going forward in a more prosaic meaning. We most definitely have a hard row to hoe ahead (that sowing what we as a country have reaped for too many years) but there wasn't a dry eye in the house at any homes I'm privy to after his speech last night. His version of 'ask not what your country can do for you' was good and I was REALLY pleased with it overall. Thought he was emotionally drained at the beginning but then it was probably oh so bittersweet not being able to look into that camera and tell his Grandma how full his heart was.
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