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I am so blessedly relieved about the presidential election. I think people finally got good and scared of the anti-women knee-jerk hateful Republican party (and fed up with all the voting shenanigans), as well they should have! It was scary close: apparently a lot of people can lie to themselves about a flagrant lying liar if he smiles pretty and invokes God.

I am also proud to bursting about my home state! Go, Maryland, go! Now so many of our friends and neighbors can get married: it's a new morning, and they can become the families they've always wanted to be. And they can do it in Minnesota and Maine and (maybe) Washington state, too. And Maryland's Dream Act law was passed, as well!   \o/

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Nov. 7th, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
I share your relief! At least the Electoral College vote (which I am coming to appreciate more and more) was nowhere near as close as the popular vote. I gather that the GOP squawked when the popular vote was running in Romney's favor. Such sore losers.
Nov. 7th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
They did at first, for less than an hour, when it was called based on Ohio and there was still a fairly hefty percentage of Ohio's votes not yet counted. I got the feeling it wasn't coming from Romney as much as from Herr Rove - after investing such massive amounts of money I think he was loath to give in - particularly in Ohio, where they had played SO fast and loose with the voter suppression/subversion efforts (I think he had assumed they had OH sewed up.) The OH Secretary of State, who's been their puppet, cutting voting hours and dicking around with the voting machines, literally fled the building and refused to talk to anyone, after it was initially declared for Obama. I'd love to hear the private phone call this morning between him and Herr Rove!

Now, having said all that blatantly cynical (but true) stuff, I must also say that I was pleased that Gov.Romney did go ahead and concede fairly quickly, and he gave a surprisingly gracious and inclusive speech. He's not a man who's used to not getting his way, or not having total control of every single aspect of his life, and considering that, it was almost like he seemed relieved. I thin it was the closest to sincere I've ever seen him, at least in the past ten or twelve months.

Edited at 2012-11-07 02:15 pm (UTC)
Nov. 7th, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
That bit where Rove argued on live TV was something else. I purely loathe that man.
Nov. 7th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
He is beneath contempt, indeed. I cant help but think what good all that dark money he blew on this election could have done for Sandy victims or African famine or the poorer Indian reservations like Pine Ridge..... not that he'd give a rat's ass.
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)

Honestly, the R party attracts so many hateful people.

Nov. 8th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)

Honestly, the idea that some people could still be voting for that sack of mean-spirited tricksters and calling them men of virtue is unbelievable.

Nov. 7th, 2012 01:53 pm (UTC)
You can easily guess how chuffed I am about it all, for SO many reasons! Once I have a little more coffee and can be slightly less incoherent I'm going to do a post myself, later this morning, with my thoughts on it all and my hopes for where we go from here. But in the meanwhile, Kampai! *offers virtual toast and big hug!*
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)


Nov. 7th, 2012 02:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Virginia went blue. I was worried. But it's funny. I live in the little pocket of blue in southwest Virginia, surrounded by red.
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)

Heh, when the Mr. and I were looking at the results online at about 11:00, I saw the map of VA, that blue patch, and said "That's got to be [your town]!"

Edited at 2012-11-08 02:50 am (UTC)
Nov. 7th, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
I am very relieved as well. I don't understand how so many middle-class Americans can be taken in my Romney.

And awesome of your state for marriage equality! My horrible state probably won't allow it for another 20 years.
Nov. 7th, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
* by Romney, not my Romney! *gag*
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)

LOL! I guessed what you meant by the context!

Nov. 7th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
Woooot! Indiana went depressingly red again, but at least we gained a Democratic senator. :)

I was smiling at everyone on the street and in the elevator this morning. Several of my attorneys are looking very grumpy.
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)

Yay for your new senator! (And the state is sort of the odd one out in that group, isn't it?)

Nov. 8th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
Hah, in the maps there's this blue swath through the Midwest, and this red speedbump. That's Indiana.

Even the Republicans around here were disgusted by Mourdock, and thus they lost a long-time senate seat to a Democrat. A moderate one for sure, but a Dem. Nobody thought that was possible. We're taking it as a sign that Your Extremism Is Not Welcome Here. ♥
Nov. 7th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
I'm so relieved. SO RELIEVED.

I am also pleased and proud to announce that my old state, Missouri, trounced Akin 'legitimate rape' into the GROUND and voted for McCaskill.

I'm still in red red Kansas, and while voting was a might hinky (we got the stupid voter ID law and they didn't like my passport!! JEEZ.) I was still able to cast my vote with no lines, and I believe we shifted our local government heavily dem, despite much spending by Rs. I pray for the day we become a swing state.
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)

We have to hope! And I believe that people of good will, no matter what their party, are starting to get fed up with the Republican nastiness.

Nov. 7th, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
Amen equal rights for all peopel and genders. I was so scared my stomache was twisted up in knotts i really thought all was lost but god prevail and now all is right in the universe.... We as women must stick together and i didn't appreciate the BS most of those republicans were sprewing trying to take away our rights but the women let them have as did the young people. God bless America freedom for all nd equality..ps washington pass the law allowing marriage equality for all.

Edited at 2012-11-07 05:08 pm (UTC)
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)

Amen to all that!

Nov. 7th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Cheers, chomiji!

I'm thrilled about Elizabeth Warren, too. Her election meant that this Democratic victory wasn't just a rally of support for feminism and a repudiation of sexism and religious bigotry, but an embracing of greater income taxation for the super-wealthy, better regulation of financial industries and more infrastructure spending.
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)

Yes, and there was such dirty campaigning against her, too. I'm glad to see that the majority didn't have their heads in that nasty space.

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