The Day After

As many of us are, I’m reeling from the results I saw when I woke up this morning. I honestly thought this was impossible, even as close as things were last night. The repercussions of this are impossible to know, other than they will last far beyond four years. I cried.

The last time I cried was when Bush was elected, I was a teenager and too young to vote and I sat up by myself and cried. Today I’m an adult about to have a child and I feel like the Bush election was nothing compared to what has just happened.

So I had a long hopeless feeling cry this morning.

Then I took a shower and picked myself back up.

This election will change us as a country, but it does not change us as individuals. I am still an #independent #nastywoman. I still believe that everyone who is not a heterosexual white man deserves the same rights and opportunities as they do. This just means the next four years will require a greater effort from me and everyone else who feels this way to do our best to continue to fight for these things, even though the laws that are passed or struck down may not align with this. We have to take it one day at a time and do our best to fight for ourselves and each other.

Thank you to my friends that campaigned for the democrats. You put personal time and money into trying to fight this and I know this must be hitting you all even harder and just want to say that I really appreciate what you did.

To the democratic party, fix your shit. Somehow you’ve become far more currupt than the republicans and you lost this election. In my eyes, the republicans didn’t win this, you lost this. You fixed your own election, got caught, had scandal after scandal, and now the country will pay. You have four years to figure out how to be better. Do it or get out of the way.



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