Regardless of the outcome of our Presidential race, I can go to sleep tonight with a clear conscience knowing I have done all I could to work for the principles I believed in. That's all I expect from myself and my fellow Americans.
Now, back to work.
My new friend, Katie, had these quotes posted on her Facebook site and I'm stealing them to put here because I liked them so much as an expression of my feelings tonight:
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
"I know in my heart that man is good.
That what is right will eventually triumph.
And there's purpose and worth to each and every life." - Ronald Reagan
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Sir Winston Churchill
I loved receiving all the phone calls from my Democrat friends who were exultant in their joy for Obama winning. I also enjoyed the texts so many sent. I even heard from my young neice who I never hear from. Too fun. I've always said I was a moderate and tonight proves it.
My friends know I love them and respect their opinions. They respect my enthusiasm too. That's why we're friends! We accept and love each other despite our differing political beliefs. I heard from some people I didn't think I would either which was also fun.
You have to admit it was a very close race in certain states. Right? Just not close enough.:(
I only became angry tonight when a man currently living in England who is interested in me kept calling me from London to say that it was good that Obama was winning and that it was best for America. Sorry, don't agree. Plus, what does he know about what's best for America? Jeeesh.
So, no, I will not be accepting your offer to come visit big guy. If you had stopped at one call after I hung up on you for being so presumptutious, then maybe, but calling me numerous other times to make sure I heard your point and tell me Barack had won?
Not happy and now not interested. Sorry to be so blunt, but maybe now you'll get it. I need some space. Got to open up space for the right man - Mr. New York is that you?
I've had more international men (young and old) interested in me because of Facebook, it's fascinating to me. The youngest has been a 21 year old in Egypt. Didn't even blink an eye when I told him I was almost twice his age and wasn't interested because of that fact. Too funny.
I joke about cougaring, but am not really interested in the young un's. They're on a different path and have lots of life to experience. I encourage them to do so, but realize a friendship is best because I want a real relationship and marriage. That's not their head space which is fine. Just not where I'm at in my life. I do enjoy hearing their perspective though because I think they have value and wisdom in their own way. Yes, I'm talking about you Mr. Pasadena.
It was fun to see my new young Facebook friend Joe show up at the Republican party afterwards tonight too. Thanks Joe! Great to meet you. Stay involved and stay in touch ok?
I have met the best people by being political. They're smart, they're passionate, they're witty, they're informed and they care about our country.
I love it!
It's been really nice to have new friends who actually support my views and beliefs because although I love and respect my Dem friends (for the most part - ha ha), it does get a little old constantly being on the "other side". I felt like I could breathe hanging out with everyone from the Republican campaign tonight at the after-party and elsewhere.
Although we lost the Presidency, at least right now at 10:30pm, it looks like the people have spoken in support of traditional marriage by passing propositions in FL, AZ and soon CA to keep traditional marriage as is.
I'm sorry to my gay friends and those who disagree - but please, do us all a favor and don't overturn this one again ok? Stop being intolerant and bigoted LOL! Be prepared for a fight because we won't give up on this one if you try and if this passes in your favor.
As far as Obama becoming President, setting aside my personal and moral belief about his politics, I have to say I am so proud to be an American and have lived to see an African American man gain the presidency in my lifetime.
I am so proud.
I had tears in my eyes listening to his acceptance speech. It was hard to hear because the Republicans I was sharing the after campaign experience with decided to host speeches of their own during Obama's speech which I thought was very disrespectful.
I moved to another part of the restaurant and heard Obama speak virtually by myself except for another Democrat. He must not have known that was our party place because he acted surprised. We enjoyed sharing this historic moment together.
I'm listening to channel 7's coverage of the election now that I'm home (had to escape the noise) where they just did a special with high profile African Americans on their thoughts on Barack and it's very moving. I think Spike Lee was so touched he was on the verge of tears. I know I was choked up just now leaving a message for my African American rapper friend in response to his message.
I don't care right now that McCain lost because I am so proud to be part of this political change in America apart from party lines. What a historic evening. What a historic turn-out for voting. Amazing.
I thought McCain's speech was very gracious and honorable too. You can say what you want about my candidate, but you will never be able to say he is nothing but a gentleman. I am so proud to have worked so hard on his behalf.
You done well old man. We are all so proud of you and your campaign.
It will be very interesting to see what happens with Sarah Palin now and the rest of us/the Republicans. I don't think we're done politicking yet. If the passion and anger I heard tonight is any indication. I don't know why, but I feel very calm - no emotion of anger, no sadness.
I do feel Barack Hussein Obama has no idea what he's in for, nor do the people who put him into office know what they're bound to face with him in office too because he's so untested and kept changing his position.
Now we'll see.
He is inheriting such a huge mess he has no idea what's in store either. Should be interesting is all I have to say!
Good luck buddy!:) Loved your speech - what a great orator. Now put some action behind those words and we'll all be happy.
What I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt and with firm conviction is that God is in control. Period.
Maybe that's what gives me my calm. That's the only explanation I have.
God. Is. In. Control.
And with that, I bid you adieu.
Sleep well. I intend to.