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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:39 PM

I love our president!

Just sayin'.

I guess I should say how grateful I am to know President Obama will be our president for the next 4 years. I can't remember such a feeling of relief as when they called Ohio on Election night. I knew what that meant. Everything it meant. All of it - in a flash moment. But Rachel Maddow said it best:

That happened! That really happened. We are not going to have a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe versus Wade. There will be no more Antonin Scalias and Samuel Alitos added to this court. We`re not going to repeal health reform. Nobody is going to kill Medicare and make old people in this generation or any other generation fight it out on the open market to try to get themselves health insurance. We are not going to do that. We are not going to give a 20 percent tax cut to millionaires and billionaires and expect programs like food stamps and kids' health insurance to cover the cost of that tax cut. We`re not going to make you clear it with your boss if you want to get birth control under the insurance plan that you're on.We are not going to redefine rape. We are not going to amend the United States Constitution to stop gay people from getting married. We are not going to double Guantanamo. We are not eliminating the Department of Energy or the Department of Education or Housing at the federal level. We are not going to spend $2 trillion on the military that the military does not want. We are not scaling back on student loans because the country`s new plan is that you should borrow money from your parents. We are not vetoing the DREAM Act. We are not self-deporting. We are not letting Detroit go bankrupt. We are not starting a trade war with China on Inauguration Day in January. We are not going to have, as a president, a man who once led a mob of friends to run down a scared, gay kid, to hold him down and forcibly cut his hair off with a pair of scissors while that kid cried and screamed for help and there was no apology, not ever. We are not going to have a Secretary of State John Bolton. We are not bringing Dick Cheney back. We are not going to have a foreign policy shop stocked with architects of the Iraq war. We are not going to do it. We had the chance to do that if we wanted to do that, as a country. And we said no, last night, loudly.


That's my thankful - grateful list, right there.

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gateley Nov 2012 #1
Control-Z Nov 2012 #4
gateley Nov 2012 #5
russspeakeasy Nov 2012 #2
Control-Z Nov 2012 #6
russspeakeasy Nov 2012 #7
musical_soul Nov 2012 #3
Control-Z Nov 2012 #9
ProSense Nov 2012 #8
MyOpinion-2 Nov 2012 #10

Response to Control-Z (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:42 PM

1. K&R!

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Response to gateley (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:38 PM

4. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, gateley! n/t

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:21 PM

5. You, too, CZ!

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Response to Control-Z (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:44 PM

2. It would be impossible for me to agree more...

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:09 PM

6. I have to tell you,

I am so much more grateful this year than I was 4 years ago. I was excited then but this election felt like a crucial turning point for our country and for millions of its citizens. It will be a great Thanksgiving for many just knowing the next four years are are in the hands of President Obama and a lot of dems.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:49 PM

7. This vote was a confirmation of good over evil.

I for one, couldn't be more pleased.

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Response to Control-Z (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:32 PM

3. I love Obama too.

He has the guts to stand up for things that many liberals are afraid to stand up for.

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Response to musical_soul (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:27 AM

9. He stood with and worked for people

during his presidency. I was a Hillary supporter primarily because of what I thought she could do for women (that no man would). This man won my heart this time around, and not just my vote.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

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Response to Control-Z (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:07 AM

8. Nice list. n/t

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Response to Control-Z (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:09 AM

10. Well said. I am thankful our President will be around for another four years.

I wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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