November 7, 2012

Good enough

I woke up a few minutes ago and I'm still processing it all. For me this wasn't just about Obama; it was about not letting lies and general spite of half the country win as an effective strategy. The hugest victim of this election is a media that by and large failed to do even the simplest job of saying when something was a lie. Even this morning a talk show is saying this "proves you need to stay a center-right country to win."

Horseshit. Across the country we defeated right-wing lunatics, put the first openly gay Senator into office and defeated amendments to strip people of their human rights.

It amazes me that in this day and age I have to say this, but my greatest hope for Obama isn't some revolutionary march of liberalism or world-changing action, but merely getting 50% of the government that spent the last four years acting like children to give a fuck about human beings again.

Last night Republicans didn't lose. Assholes did. And that's the greatest news I've heard in four years.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:48 AM