I woke up this morning utterly exhausted because G & L kept us awake all night. However beyond the exhaustion, I felt relief. Relief that America came to their senses to give Obama four more years. For me the choice was obvious because I am a non white gay hag woman who is not American and thus constitute the core support for Obama.
It was obvious because on one side we had a consistent man who had to release his birth certificate to justify he was ‘good’ enough to run, on the other side another man who has presented the voters with more versions of himself than Apple released Iphone versions AND still dodges tax details releases.On one side, we had the Clintons and Biden, on the other side, Paul ‘I hate women’ Ryan. And if people were still not convinced, on one side you had Bob fucking Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and on the other side you had…Kid Rock. So yeah it seemed so obvious to me that I could not believe how close the race was at the beginning of the evening. I kept checking live results updates on my phone while nursing L in the dark. Note: I have been lying to everyone about me weaning him off; I still breastfeed him because it is the ONLY to SHUT HIM UP. This boy is going to have mummy issues. For sure.
Around midnight – I think – while I was trying to put L to sleep by rocking him left to right and flexing my legs up and down (someone should come up with a name for this move) I got finally delivered: one more term. I slightly woke DH up and said: “Honey, all is right. We don’t have to leave the country.’ I here paraphrase part of an excellent NY Times article on Obama’s re-election:
‘[But] it was a strong endorsement of economic policies that stress job growth, health care reform, tax increases and balanced deficit reduction — and of moderate policies on immigration, abortion and same-sex marriage. It was a repudiation of Reagan-era bromides about tax-cutting and trickle-down economics, and of the politics of fear, intolerance and disinformation’.
Why did I care so much? My three kids are American. I never planned it this way but I feel strongly about their birth country not going back to the Dark Ages. Indeed besides Obama’s win other losses were quite telling. People have spoken and finally said FO to:
Todd Akin, Mr ‘From what I understand from doctors . . . if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.’
Richard Mourdock, Mr ‘pregnancy from rape was an act of God’. [I would like to make a special shout out to the ladies of Indiana. I have been told that my blog had quite a following there 🙂 You rock!]
If the news media were doing their democratic work instead of chasing controversies they would now send these two back into oblivion. No more columns for these lunatics please. And while I am at it can someone send D. Trump somewhere in a galaxy far far away?