While I was at lunch, the world blossomed!
I happened to check in with the lovely Supa MB over at Supafine
, and she broke the news to me that Rumsfeld stepped down
! And then, on top of that, it looks like the Senate is going to the Dems
, as well!
This is going to sound corny, but I seriously had tears welling up. It's not so much that the Dems won, as it is the Republicans lost. The Republicans that pushed a NeoConservative Christian Right agenda with pro-life written all over it, and bad foreign policy tainting our reputation with the world, and a president who didn't have to be responsible to anyone except his croanies because he always had the votes...A government that sincerely worried me. A government that had no real checks and balances.
I don't know if the Democrats will do any better, but they will, at the very least, bring the checks and balances back. The American people might actually be represented because a bill won't be passed via partisan lines. The Dems also have so much to prove. If they want any chance of winning in 2008, they MUST have a good showing in the next 24 months.
I feel like I have a sense of hope back today. Perhaps it won't last, but at least for a little while, I feel like I can breathe. Like the window of opportunity was thrown wide open and our chance is here.
Labels: NaBloPoMo, news, politics