Er... I mean Democrats!!
Democrats and our President have been attacked and called baby killers, lazy, socialists, crackheads, child murders, sluts, fags, takers, fanboys, fangirls, Obamabots, communists, dirty hippies, and much, much more. The extremists who use these words do it to break our spirit, embarrass us, and intimidate us not to vote. Of course, that just made us stronger and more determined to GOTV and and the proof is in the results on Tuesday night. Racism, xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny, insults, all tools to try and demonize our party and candidates.
Thanks to Democrats, we will now have a record number of women, 20, in the Senate. 16 of them are Democrats, no surprise.
Same sex marriage is a now reality in Washington,By re-electing our Democratic President and increasing our numbers in the House and Senate, we made it possible to continue towards ensuring that even more progressive policies are enacted. that Obamacare is safe and get can even better, that the 47% is represented, that people with brown skin can take a walk without being harassed for identification, that our auto industry will continue to grow, that our Supreme Court will not overturn Roe vs. Wade. The list is long, and the list is important.
Gay couple and supporters of Question 6 for same-sex marriage, celebrate with a kiss after the question's passage at The Sound Stage on election night. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)
We will continue to push for more, and get better by focusing on the future and promoting all of the good things that happen when you vote for Democrats!
Today though, we deserve to celebrate, knowing that our perseverance and dedication made this happen!! We have four more years of a great leader, and that is something to be proud of.
I leave you with some eye candy, and the words of Mark Morfords, do read the entire piece though:
This just in: The pro-choice, pro-women, pro-environment, pro gay-marriage, pro-education, pro-health care-reform black guy who seems to genuinely care about the state of the world and helping as many people as possible even though he’s imperfect and can’t get it right every time, he beat out the hollow, wildly dishonest, anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-environment, anti-everything rich guy no one really liked and everyone knew would slam us back a couple generations and a Mormon half....
Me, I take the tone and energy of progress, of intelligence, of shimmering humanity wherever I can find it, and then try to celebrate and cherish the living hell out of it so it can grow and flourish and spread like a disease made of sex and trees and love. Hell, what else you gonna do, whine all day?
Say what you will, but it’s the president who sets the tone for the country, who gives it its complexion and general stance on the world stage. And Obama sets a tone of progressive, thoughtful aptitude and intelligent calm.
Ajay Narayan cheers as the race is called for U.S. President Barack Obama, Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada November 6, 2012. (Sam Morris/Las Vegas Sun)
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Here are past I Vote For Democrats diaries, for your reading pleasure...
Why I Vote For Democrats: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
Why I Vote For Democrats: To Make Our Voices Heard ... Everywhere
Why I Vote For Democrats: Arts and Humanities
Why I Vote For Democrats: Joe Biden
Why I Vote For Democrats: Foreign Policy
Why I Vote For Democrats: Ted Kennedy
Why I Vote For Democrats: Ted Kennedy
Why I Vote For Democrats: Uplifting Words
Why I Vote For Democrats: Social Security
Why I Vote For Democrats: "This most basic right"
Why I Vote For Democrats: The Medicare Bill of 1965
Why I Vote For Democrats: DREAMs of Our Children
Why I Vote For Democrats: The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Why I Vote For Democrats: LGBT Rights
Why I Vote For Democrats: Nancy Pelosi
Why I Vote For Democrats: Gardens
Why I Vote For Democrats: "The bright sunshine of human rights"
Why I Vote For Democrats: Connections
Why I Vote For Democrats: National Service Programs
Why I Vote For Democrats: Respecting Our Wounded Veterans
Why I Vote For Democrats: Grant Park
Why I Vote For Democrats: Caring for others
Why I Vote For Democrats: Women's Issues
Why I Vote For Democrats: Higher Education
Why I Vote For Democrats: Science Education
Why I Vote For Democrats: The Budget
Why I Vote For Democrats: To Win Elections
Why I Vote For Democrats: President Barack Obama
Why I Vote For Democrats: The Supreme Court (Fair Elections)
Why I Vote For Democrats: The 113th Congress
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Why I Vote for Democrats:52-47
Why I Vote For Democrats: One Image
Why I Vote for Democrats: the Lincoln connection
Why I Vote For Democrats, the Council on Women and Girls
I Vote For Democrats: Jobs and Arrested Development
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