Eight years ago, I cried.

I know a lot of people don’t put their political beliefs out there, but whatever. It is a huge part of who I am. I’m liberal. Really liberal. Like almost socialist liberal. Get over it or don’t.. it’s out there!

Eight years ago. I was sixteen and it was the first time I really paid attention to an election. I couldn’t vote, but I watched the news nightly waiting to hear that the Supreme Court had ruled with the majority, with the people of this country, who made a choice. It was one of those where-were-you moments. I was blow-drying my hair for school. Standing in the bathroom with a round brush trying to achieve the perfect flip and only half listening to the news on in the living room. And then I heard it. And I cried. 

My friends will tell you, I am not a sentimental person. I don’t cry at movies, I don’t cry at weddings, I am not particularly emotional. But I felt betrayed by a  government I was just beginning to trust. 

And then today. I watched my president take the oath. The first time my vote felt like it counted. And I was so proud of us as a nation, and I cried. 

But… because I can’t write a purely sentimental post… for your view/mocking pleasure:

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Obama: “Look all you want old man, in two hours this place is MINE”

Laura: “OMGOMGOMG I’m standing next to a black guy. I can’t wait to tell my girl friends how progressive I am!”

W: “Two hours my ass, I’m president right now. C’mere Laura don’t lean so close”

Michelle: “Damn my man’s fine. Hellllooooo Mr. President”

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2 thoughts on “Eight years ago, I cried.

  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog – I just thought I’d check yours out, and I’ve been cracking up all morning!

    Keep in touch!

    Mrs. B.

  2. Glad you like it! This is my third attempt at a blog… I post regularly for a few months then get tired of it haha. Hopefully this one will stick around. With the weight loss thing. 🙂

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