How ’bout that election?

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How ’bout that election?

I realize the election is over and so everyone can go back to not caring about politics, but I am one of those rare citizens that cares about politics even in non election years. So although this is a few days late (it’s been a busy week), I’d like to send a huge shout out to:

– Barack Obama, MY president. No explanation needed.

– MINNESOTA. Minnesota for being the most awesome state in the entire nation (besides maybe Colorado & Washington) who not only voted Blue for Obama, but rejected BOTH constitutional amendments against Same-Sex Marriage and Voter Restrictions, and now has a democratic house and senate at the state level. We’re about to do work.

– Tammy Duckworth, an incredible Asian-American veteran who lost her legs in battle and is now in our United States Senate.

– Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay women serving in the Senate.

– All the other women who have helped us reached 20 women in the senate, the most we have EVER had.

– ANYONE saying Democrats don’t work & that they are going to move to Canada now:

1) Please stop being ignorant. Over half of the nation is not unemployed.  Over half the nation is not collecting welfare. Over half the nation finds the job-less and welfare jokes incredibly offensive since that half the nation works their butts off to get by day in and day out. We don’t receive “handouts” from parents or trust funds. Yes, many people in poverty collect welfare. Yes, some of those people definitely do abuse it. They abuse it just as much as the guys on wall street abuse other people’s money and CEO’s of companies who step on the little guys who work for them. The difference? At the end of the day, those people on welfare are still poor. They still can’t afford to put food on the table, unlike the people at the top. So quit with the welfare, job jokes. They’re not funny.

2) And when it comes to leaving the country? Canada and every other first world country is more socialist than the US, so have fun with the taxes and “handouts” up there.

Alright, that’s my political vent for the election! It’s over and now we look forward to the next four years.

“That’s why we do this. That’s what politics can be. That’s why elections matter. It’s not small, it’s big. It’s important. Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held beliefs. And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy. That won’t change after tonight. And it shouldn’t. These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty, and we can never forget that as we speak, people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter — (cheers, applause) — the chance to cast their ballots like we did today.”

– President Barack Obama – Election Night Speech

 

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