I am trying to enjoy today and savor it because it isn't often that the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump, Homophobia, Misogyny and the Koch Brothers are dealt a great big FUCK YOU!
FIRST, while I am happy that our President has won another term, I am proud to say that Maryland (that's us), Maine and Washington citizens stood up against bigotry and fear to make US history by approving same sex marriage measures and make it an equality for all night. In Minnesota they didn't go that far, but they did keep safe the language of the state constitution from language that would have forbidden same sex unions. Instead of living in a state where progress is a bad word (Ohio) we are proud to call Maryland our home.
SECONDLY, the President won the election. YAY!
THIRDLY, Mitt Romney conceded graciously. Had the Mitt Romney who appeared last night in the concession speech been the Romney who was running for President, he would have been giving a victory speech. I wouldn't have voted for him, but he would have connected with so many other voters.
Brian WIlliams got the line of the night when he said "There's a whole lot of weed on the ballot."
In other matters, there was loads of good news...
Elizabeth Warren, WON
Marcy Kaptur, WON
Todd Akin, LOST
Allen West, LOST
Joe the Plumber, LOST
Linda McMahon, LOST
Koch Brothers, LOST
Tea Party, mortally wounded. Seriously, the rage filled Tea Party was dealt what I think is a death blow. Outrage can win mid-terms, but it can't carry national elections.
And then there was:
Rush Limbaugh, in SHOCK
Karl Rove, in SHOCK and begging FOXNews not to call Ohio for Obama
Brian Williams mocking Donald Trump for being irrational (Look for NBC to announce that the March 2013 season of Celebrity Apprentice is the last, or they move it to USANetwork.)
Ann Romney now has to go back to grocery shopping with "you people" when she isn't knitting the names of people people who turned on her husband Willard.