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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:44 AM
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It's the first morning in eight years where George Bush is not president.
How do you feel, fellow DUers?

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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:46 AM
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1. I don't know what
to do with myself. I feel overwhelming relief with the operative word being "overwhelming."
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:46 AM
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2. It will take some adjustment time to get used to complete sentences.
Aside from that, I'm thrilled.
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JSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:47 AM
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3. I'm numb
It is surreal. But wonderful.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:47 AM
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4. It seems like the air is a little clearer and the birds sing a little sweeter.
I'm ready for the trials to begin.
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ComtesseDeSpair Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:49 AM
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5. How do I feel?
There's a twinkle in my eye, a song on my lips, and a smile on my heart. :)
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irish.lambchop Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:51 AM
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6. Relief, pride, hope,
anxious to get to work - and my face kinda hurts because I haven't been able to wipe this smile off it! :)

I don't know which moment evoked more emotion in me - Obama being sworn in or bush leaving.
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pkz Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:51 AM
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7. oh what a bright and glorious day it tis!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:52 AM
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8. YES!
:bounce:

So excite!
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:55 AM
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9. I woke up this morning relieved that yesterday was not just a dream
Thank God this man is the president.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:56 AM
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10. I'm looking forward to forgetting him. I'm hoping these last shots of him and
Laura in Crawford will be gone by this evening when I return from work.

Otherwise, I'm just relieved and hopeful. :-)
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:00 AM
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11. Like it's worth being awake.
The last 4 were especially hard for some reason. I could kind of accept that it had happened the first time. But getting him in there for a second term really tipped me over.
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:02 AM
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12. Damn good day!!!
n/t
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Tarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:15 AM
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13. I feel like Aragorn, kicking down the broken gates of Mordor
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:17 AM
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14. Cloud Nine
It feels that good. It's almost surreal.
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:28 AM
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15. "It's a beautiful morning, I think I'll go outside for a while, and
just smile..."

This song by the Rascals is stuck in my head this morning.
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:30 AM
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16. So relieved I could cry.... again.
It's like a weight is lifted off me. I can breathe again.

The past 8 years, when I've seen a flag in front of someone's house, I've found myself shaking my head. The brand new flag in front of my neighbor's house this morning made me grin ear to ear.

I don't have to feel embarrassed every time I hear the word "President".
I don't have to cringe when I hear talk of US foreign relations.
I don't have to worry that every single decision being made and every action taken is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what should be done.

It's a feeling I'm not quite used to. I think it's called... "pride"?
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:19 PM
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17. Last nite, I awoke from sleep, and really realized now we
have a new President thank god. But we have alot of work to do, and the criminals are still running around free.

Remember these words from Dick: If the President did anything illegal he would have been impeached, doesn't that make your blood boil? Remember these criminals are still walking around free.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:22 PM
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18. how are you? are you still drunk?
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:57 PM
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21. No, I had to go back to work.
So I'm sober for the first time in three days.

It's depressing. :(
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:26 PM
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19. Hope and pride
Still taking it all in, but feeling good that the REAL adults are going to be in charge.

And feeling great that we have an intelligent (and cool!) president that talks TO us, not at us. The press conferences and SOTU address are going to be worth watching now! :bounce:
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PresidentObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:59 PM
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20. I had a great night, lots of sleep. A lovely glass of water this morning, so refreshing.
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