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:
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”