I didn’t feel like updating yesterday’s post after Romney conceded. Even though I didn’t go to bed until 3 AM. (Needless to say, I didn’t set an alarm for this morning. I slept about nine hours and it was glorious.)
The more election results I see, the prouder I am of my fellow Americans. There will be 20 women in the Senate. That’s a record, y’all! All four marriage equality measures passed. And marijuana was legalized in two states. These things are awesome 🙂 Now if the federal government would just decriminalize marijuana…
(For the record, I’ve never smoked pot in my life. Never been remotely tempted to. But I fully support legalizing marijuana. We’ve seen again and again that prohibition doesn’t work. And just think of all the revenue the government could generate by taxing pot sales.)
Wherever you are in the world, I hope you’re celebrating last night’s election results with me. But if you’re not, I hope you believe that I voted for the candidate that I honestly believe was the best choice for the country. (I saw a disheartening number of retweets of people claiming that all women who voted for Obama are sluts who want free abortions and free birth control. Yep guys, I want to have all of the abortions.) I believe that Americans have more in common than the media claims. And now’s the time to come together and prove me right. There’s a lot to be done but I believe we can do it.
(When the hell did I get all optimistic? Weird.)