Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The resistance is working

Across the country, Democrats won down the line, rejecting the politics of exclusion and hate. Women in particular brought this election home. In Virginia, in monsoon rainstorms yesterday, they stood on line to cast their votes for Ralph Northam for governor, the gun safety and preservation of healthcare candidate. The turnout everywhere was higher than expected, with voters delivering a trouncing. And how good was it to see that guy on the right again. Let's keep this train rolling into 2018.







12 comments:

  1. I think I feel better about this world than I've felt in a year.

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  2. Common sense seems to be regaining popularity.

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  3. I know I feel better about this world than I've felt in a year, even though I know it's only the beginning. Thank heavens ...

    Yesterday, actually, was almost spiritual in the way my insides relaxed a little bit and my brain picked up steam. At the local bookshop, picked up my copy of Pete Souza's Obama, An Intimate Portrait. Just looking at all the photos of a kind, decent, intelligent man and his family, and how our White House *should be,* remembering what it was like to feel that someone had a our back, was a great introduction to the late evening news. Mary

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  4. Hallelujah! So glad he was there!

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  5. Amen. So Be It. Hallelujah. May It Continue.

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  6. SO GOOD to see that guy again ~ I miss him and his beautiful family every day!
    I'm so happy for the day I discovered you through Ms. Moon ~ have been loving your blog for quite a while but too shy to comment until now. Watching the election results and seeing that photo of OUR PRESIDENT brought me out of the woodwork!!!

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  7. Good news from here in Washington State, too. With Manka Dhingra's decisive win in the 45th Legislative District, Democrats have taken back the legislature.

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  8. I hope the resistance is working. But I can't help feeling indignant that those voters who "brought this race home," as you put it, didn't turn out for Hillary in the same way. And I'm not convinced this will translate to Congress next year. Democrats often do better in statewide races, but on the federal level -- where many districts have been gerrymandered to give Republicans an advantage -- they're still at a disadvantage. (Sorry to be a party pooper!)

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  9. Tuesday's election restored my faith a bit in humanity. It was the most positive outcome in so many ways. My older brother helped people get to the polls in Virginia. That made me so happy! Always great to see Obama. His time in office seems almost like a dream now.

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  10. Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss!
    From Sweitzerland with solidarity
    r.

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