I can’t really describe how I feel right now, my joy that the nation has taken, at long last, a whopping big fat sanity pill. No, I don’t see Barack Obama as some messianic figure come to save us all. But I do see him not as simply the lesser of two evils, but as a truly engaged and intelligent statesman who does in fact care about this country; who is determined to get us on track to a workable plan for withdrawal from the quagmire of Vietnam II, aka Iraq; who isn’t going to stack the Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues who would wipe away church-state separation as McCain most certainly would have done; who supports science instead of wanting to gut it. Who will restore to America the goodwill of the world, which we had disgracefully lost under the egregious and arrogant leadership of Bush and Cheney.
Cleaning up the last eight years of disaster is a tall order, and I truly hope he’s up to it. Maybe tomorrow, I’ll post more of my thoughts and reflections in greater detail. For now, I just want to rock out.
Oh yes. I understand that Liddy Dole, who ran that grotesque and sickening hate campaign in which atheists were her villains of choice against her opponent Kay Hagan has lost.
Bad news from California though. The forces of Christian Hate seem to be headed to victory. As of this writing, with 5% of precincts reporting in, the “yes” votes on Proposition 8 are ahead by 58.4%. Still, it’s early days yet on that one. Fingers crossed.