And I don’t know about many of you guys, but I am thrilled to pieces. Jeez, it was like some people thought that old, crapheaded Mitt Romney was the second coming of Christ or something. But hey—I’m not going to sit around and lambaste the election-loser’s supporters, or even the election-loser himself, because one, that’s just not cool, and two, his concession speech was actually pretty nice, and thoughtful, and genuine (I think). He fought the good fight and he had a lot of support, which is saying a lot, and I respect that.
But anyway, here’s the best bits of Obama‘s win speech:
It [the furthering of America] moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. … the best is yet to come.
I want to thank my friend and partner of the last four years, America’s happy warrior, the best vice president anybody could ever hope for, Joe Biden.
And I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. Let me say this publicly: Michelle, I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you, too, as our nation’s first lady. Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes you’re growing up to become two strong, smart beautiful young women, just like your mom. And I’m so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now one dog’s probably enough.
… Despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America’s future. We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers. A country that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation, with all the good jobs and new businesses that follow.
America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.
together with your help and God’s grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on Earth.
Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States.
(To read the full text, go here.)
Also, about that Mitt Romney thing I said up there? Some people can be really and truly offensive when it comes to asserting their opinions, and I’m not just talking the gossip-snark-I only mean half of what I say opinion, I’m talking some seriously offensive opinions. A family member, who will go unnamed, actually had the stones to say this to me on Facebook early this morning:
Why the hell didn’t you VOTE [FOR SOMEONE ELSE], Sarah? How sad that you supported this traitor, now we will be taxed and spent into bankruptcy, the nation will collapse, and we may very well end up under the rule of Communist China, and your children will never have the opportunity to vote. But your little sex symbol is winning, ARE YOU HAPPY!?
In kind, I responded with this:
It’s called ‘I voted for Obama because I wanted Obama to win’. Anything above and beyond that is really my business, and no one else’s, and I think it’s rather rude to assume anything else.
And hey, if you’re reading this, friend of mine, this is what I have to say—you put things on the Internet, you just never know where they might end up. Democracy in action … or something.