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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:13 PM

49. Thank you for this.

I was a Debbie Downer. Still am. 47% of the American people voted against our President. That's a HUGE number. 20% of all Americans hate Michelle. I think that speaks to the number of staunch racists we have. After all, what's to hate... except her race? We are still a divided nation. We still have a majority of Republicans in the House.

It will still be uphill every step of the way. We needed a majority in the House. Maybe in 2014.

And in 2014, I will campaign. Just as I put in my many hours this time. And I put in MANY hours. And kept my negativity away from my volunteers. And coached them on how to flip voters, how to stay positive, how to encourage our supporters. My negativity may have manifested here, but I also felt that this was a safe space. And for the most part, a place to find comfort when I needed comfort, encouragement when I needed encouragement, and even sometimes answers.

And I tried to ignore those who were angered by my negativity.

I am a Debbie Downer by nature. It drives me. I don't believe I got an A until I see it on the paper. It keeps me from being disappointed. An electoral landslide is not the same as a popular landslide. Our president did not have a popular landslide. Frankly, I think he got lucky, and had a shitty opponent. No matter what he inherited, the economy isn't that great, and if the other candidate had actually had a sound plan, we would have lost. It's not normal for presidents to win a second term when the economy sucks.

So, I appreciate your kindness toward us Debbie Downers. It takes all kinds to make a world. As long as we contribute, give money, volunteer, vote, make a difference, it should not matter how we feel in private. So, I stand by my view that the president had a battle to win. But with 8 million volunteers, 10 million contributors and the majority of votes, he did win. In the end, that's all that really matters.

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