After digesting the election results last night, I went to bed full of hope (like I did four years ago). But I woke up this morning and checked a few facebook pages belonging to Republican friends and listened for a minute to Fox News and then reality sunk in.
We can hope that cooperation will take place in Washington, but John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are still in charge of their House and Senate caucuses, respectively, and Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh are still bloviating.
But let's just think about what happened last night.
The United States re-elected its first African-American president. This is huge!
Here is President Obama's speech from last night (this morning) in case you missed it. You need to listen, because he is YOUR president, and he has your best interests at heart.
Four states voted in favor of LGBT marriage. Maryland, Maine and Washington affirmed same-sex marriage, and in Minnesota a constitutional amendment to prevent it was defeated. This is huge!
Here is a song about marriage equality by Sean Chapin.
The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, is safe. In 2014 it will be in full effect and people will see that it is a good thing, and by 2016 it will be appreciated. This is huge!
Here is a video about Health Care Reform through political cartoons.
The Supreme Court will not become more right-leaning over the next 4 years. This is huge!
Here is a video to remind you how crazy the Supreme Court makes people.
And this is Bruce Springsteen from a few years ago, looking good. Springsteen brought some crowds to see the President during he campaign, so he gets a mention here.
we progressives are still fired up, and we are ready to promote our agendas.