I'll have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. One of the biggest things is that today I feel validated. Today I don't feel cheated. Today I feel like the general population of this country has seen through the bullshit that has been thrown in it's eyes for over six years now. Today I feel like great things are STILL possible in this country. I feel like cheap tricks, dirty tactics and hypocritical rhetoric is Soooooooo last year (though I'm sure it is still all the rage in certain circles). I like to hear Republicans starting to admit the new electronic voting process "may" be flawed.
Admitting there is a problem is always the first step in solving it. The Commander in Cheif should know this well from experience yet has never brought it into his political life. Oh yeah, that's right, he never actually went through the program. Well I hope today is a taste of things to come with the resignation of Rumsfeld and the acceptance of it (finally) by GW.
Anywhoo . . . I've always believed in the progressive philosophy and liberal policy. I try not to preach too much, but after the '04 elections and the whole smoke screen of "Values Voters" and the "War on Terror" and W's "MANdate" (he might actually check with his spiritual adviser Ted Haggard as to what a true MAN date is). I am thankful today that America has come out of the 9/11 shell shock and realized how they have been getting screwed and have decided to make a change.
Two years ago I felt betrayed and consumed with pessimism. Today I feel welcomed back into the fold of the American majority and a certain skeptical opimissism that I haven't felt in six years.
Thank you to all that took the time to vote yesterday and waited in long lines and in some cases came back to wait in line to have your voice heard!!! Keep on ROCKIN in the free world!!!