To paste directly from AB’s blog:
“dzieger – A democratic house and senate and a president with a mandate to undo the damage of the last 8 years. Also, I hear he’s black, which has some symbolic significance.
Great as this is, everything is still shit, of course. And I don’t know that Obama and the Dems, even with complete control of the government, can bail us out of it.
But, by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, there is a glimmer of hope. We will soon actually have a president who, however you feel about his specific policies, doesn’t fucking hate us. Whatever he does, he won’t be specifically out to get us. That, my friends, is change.”
Slightly late victory for the original Mr Rainbow Alliance. Will he get a job from Mr O.?
Probably the most satisfying emotion in the world.
These crowds remind me of our triumphal reaction in 1997 when we ended EIGHTEEN YEARS of Tory rule. The US crowds are out there quicker, from their faster counting systems. I went cruising the streets of London at 4 a.m. on that memorable day, thinking it would be like Italy or Spain with carloads of young people and balloons and stuff, but found Central London deserted – exhaustion I guess. Decided to go and have a look at the river, my favourite cityscape. And found this followed rapidly by this as NuLab’s party was at the Festival Hall, pre-booked in anticipation.
What’s Tracy Chapman doing these days anyway?