November 05, 2008
I've waited nearly all day to blog because:
1) I'm exhausted and really drained emotionally after the election night excitement
2) I've been busy and out of the house all day
But mostly, because I'm not sure what to say. Personally, the Obama victory is extremely edifying and as a native-Chicagoan, I'm especially full of pride. Finally some politics for our city to be proud of.
Maybe it just hasn't sunk in yet. Or maybe it's because now we just have to wait till Obama is actually inaugurated. Or maybe it's because I'm just that impatient and want things, particularly in my own life, to change right now.
Quite possibly my hesitancy to write too much is due to the venom I've been subjected to — or heard about others being subjected to — in the last 24 hours. So the McCain supporters feel sour. Well guess what: I've felt pretty sour for about eight years now so get over it! So whether you're a buddy of mine from back in high school who some how became a gun-toting racist and irrationally corelates that with military experience and a tour of duty in the Middle East — or maybe you're Nurse McNazi, who grills your nursing students on their political affiliations and belligerently explains to them how proud you are that there are still people left (like your husband) who are willing to assassinate him — not because he's black, but because he's a Muslim — I just have one thing to say. Your kind is a dying breed in this county. America has spoken loud and clear and you shouldn't feel so comfortable publicly spewing your racist hate speech — because today I can say with a little more certainty than I could at any previous time, there are more of us than there are of you.