Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Barack 'n' Roll

So the long national nightmare is over, even if Hillary seems to want to play the Black Knight till the very end ("what are you going to do, Ickes on me?!"). Sure, that means the next national nightmare will begin, as the Republicans will have to fight desperate, and dirty is their nature. While Obama's brilliant speech tonight kept calling for an America that is the best of America (it's practically corny), the Republicans only got, "Be scared--we can protect you. [barely disguised evil grin] But you have to give us your vote, and your right to privacy, and women must give us your wombs, and the young must give their lives to fight wars we'll make up reasons to start and then totally botch in execution."

What do you want, America? Are you ready to live up to your hype? Barack Obama is calling.

And let's not forget for a second what this already means about us--in a year when the Dems could have (should have?) played it safe and gone with a middle of the roader (hey, it's Joe Biden!), they decided to have a woman and an African American battle it out. That's either hope over-flowing its handbasket or idiocy, but right now I'm hopeful it's hope. The change word has been overused and abused, but dammit it is change--move aside, white guys.

It's time to get to work.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Looks like we had some form of blogger mind meld... Rickey just wrote up a similar blog entry and started it the same exact way. Nice post--Rickey concurs whole heartedly.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Smitty said...

I kept writing President Obama on my notepad this morning like a smitten middle-schooler.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Trekking Left said...

Yes we can!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Bob "Chief Beer Advocate" said...

I am stunned at how much Obama's victory has flat out moved me.

When you hear Congressman John Lewis or Congressman Jim Clyburn talk about the tears coming to their eyes when Obama claimed victory, I cannot help get choked up myself.

1:07 PM  

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