We won, they lost.
GOP strategists, because of the changing demographics of our country, have acknowledged this is the last time the Party-GOP can wage such a national campaign.
They tried to illegally obstruct blacks, browns and homeless veterans from voting; they largely failed thanks in large measure to the work of committed jurists and civil libertarians and the committment of the Americans the rightwing hates..
I worked in Fitchburg, Wisconsin yesterday and all day, a steady stream of black, brown, young and old voters poured into our fire station polling place, smiling, hugging, and laughing as a single GOP election observer looked on sternly, occasionally loudly voicing objection if an Obama button were showing through womans' coats. Not polite to look so closely, NAZI bastard. We laughed at him anyway.
|My niece with Tammy in Milwaukee this week|
And Tammy Baldwin beat Tommy Thompson to fascist anger everywhere.
As Joshua Holland writes this morning: "The diverse, creative, younger coalition that propelled the first black president – a guy whose middle name is Hussein – to the presidency, beat back what may well have been the last stand of Ronald Reagan's coalition of plutocrats, white working-class men and religious conservatives."
President Obama wrote last night:
I want you to know that this wasn't fate, and it wasn't an accident. You made this happen.Right on, Mr. President.
You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn't easy, you pressed forward.
I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.
But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.
Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.