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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

It Was A Beautiful Day

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Jim Borgman, Cincinnati Enquirer

Now, there are so many political blogs out there that I really try to leave that kind of stuff out of this one.

But how can I resist, on a day like today?

Winning the House is the cake, winning the Senate is the icing, but getting rid of Donald Rumsfeld is the cherry on top.

Sure there were some election shenanigans, but one thing I'd like to remind all my liberal friends is this: There was no October Surprise. No November one, either. They took their lumps, and I'm impresssed that they did.

There is hope again in this country, hope that we can negotiate some kind of peace and/or withdrawal in Iraq. Hope that we can finally raise the minimum wage despite the Millionaire Congress Persons who have often stood against it. Hope that we can now have a meaningful national dialogue about access to affordable health care for all Americans. Hope that the wave of right-wing religious extremism has been stopped, as South Dakotans defeated the abortion ban, Arizona became the first state to defeat an anti-gay marriage amendment, and Missourians supported the stem cell initiative. And, it's pretty clear that Pennsylvania hates Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum. A lot.

There is hope. It's a beautiful day. The people have spoken, democracy worked, checks and balances have been restored, and regardless of what side of the aisle you consider yourself to be on, no matter if you're blue, red or ambivalent, that's good for America.

Don't let it get away.

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud, in the maze of her imagination
You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

- U2, "Beautiful Day"