Pretty psyched for America right about now.
But Mr. Obama, since California voted to retain its killing machine, I'm going to need you to repeal the death penalty in the U.S. Can you work that out for me?
In other news, someone wrote "Thanks for ruining our country" on my celebratory facebook status and then promptly defriended me. ha! Are you guys experiencing this kind of social media vitriol?
I'm sad that so many people have the misguided idea that Obama hikes up taxes in order to "give" money to poor/lazy people so that they don't have to work. I've known many hard-working folks who've needed help at some point or another. Why is it so difficult for some people to empathize? Entitlement programs are such a small percentage of the national budget, yet people seem to hyper-focus on them, while not even mentioning the multi-billion dollar foreign wars (um, your tax dollars are paying for this too, and a lot more of them than are paying for food stamps!) or the prison industrial complex that costs us billions and doesn't make us safer.
That guy probably did me a favor by defriending me anyway. I'm too busy celebrating Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren and marriage equality and Prop 36 and a Senate majority and all that to bother with his bitterness.
Happy day after election day, USA!