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I'm feeling a little hope tonight.

The speeches at the Democratic National Convention were AMAZING!

Ted Strickland, Rahm E-fucking-Manuel, Patrick Deval, Julian Castro (OMG, I'm in love) and best of all, our gorgeous, fabulous, goddess of a First Lady. People standing up and saying PROUDLY, I love Barack Obama and I will work my ass off to get him elected because WE ARE BETTER OFF!!!

I tweeted Mitt Romney and told him that I will be always be better with Barack Obama than with him and his anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-union, anti-working people, anti-minority crowd.

I was actually able to watch the coverage on MSNBC and NOT feel like everyone was covering flop-sweat. It's going to be hard, and I'm not 100% sure we're going to win, but I'm no longer terrified that we're going to lose. The wing-nuts are being all pissy and snipey, but for once you can tell they're frustrated that they can't turn the narrative back to their little hate-fest against the First Lady.

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bubblebear79
Sep. 5th, 2012 05:52 am (UTC)
our first lady is pretty damn amazing isn't she? I have not been that inspired by a speech from a political pundit in a very very very long time. did you hear that she actually wrote that speech primarily on her own and had been working on it for a month before she spoke tonight?
karaokegal
Sep. 5th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
It was so pitch-perfect in never mentioning the Republicans, but still showing them up for the selfish bastards they are.
chicating
Sep. 5th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
Mostly, I don't like the convention this much...Dr. Warren tonight(Among others)
Still miss Keith, though. I'm sure he'd have an illuminating story about La Guardia and Ty Cobb being stuck in an elevator together or something, but everybody was great yesterday.
karaokegal
Sep. 5th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
I was torn between missing Keith and loving Rachel, because I remember being so uncomfortable on Election Night 2010. Aside from the misery of what was happening, it was just a bad MSNBC chemistry night...maybe the harbinger of what was to come. Last night Rachel did a wonderful job keeping everybody in line and still letting them make their points.
chicating
Sep. 5th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
She does really wonderfully, because she seems to really love this pageanty stuff.
But sometimes I love an Olbermann tangent...that's all I'm saying.(I believe he's visiting DC this week, just off-topic.)
starhawk2005
Sep. 5th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
*hopes you are right* The idea of a Republican prez down there terrifies me. *shivers*

Bad enough the separatist party gained power here...luckily only as a minority gov't. *wipes forehead*
karaokegal
Sep. 5th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
I sometimes wonder if we'd be better off with a parliamentary system or not. Does a coalition force people to actually get something done or does it just make the obstructionism worse?
tourmaline1973
Sep. 5th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
Does a coalition force people to actually get something done

*hysterical laughter*

The Thick Of It returns tonight, I'm told. I may watch after the Paralympics.
karaokegal
Sep. 5th, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
All righty then! So much for that bright idea.
starhawk2005
Sep. 5th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
Depends on the coalition. If the minority govt can convince an opposition party to side with them, then something can get done....in this case, though, much of the population doesn't agree with the minority govt, so I think we'll be happy if the opposition parties form a coalition and keep the govt from carrying out any stupidities.
karaokegal
Sep. 5th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
It's just frustrating here where the only way to get anything done is to have an overwhelming majority to avoid filibusters in the House.
starhawk2005
Sep. 6th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
I guess it's very different in my case - I loathe both the federal government majority and the new provincial government, so I'm just as happy if they never get anything done (it'll limit the damage). Though I can see how the opposite would be true, if I approved of the govt in power.
karaokegal
Sep. 6th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
It all depends on which side is doing the obstruction. Right now the Republicans love the filibuster. If we got a majority in the House again...not so much.
damigella_314
Sep. 5th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
Does a coalition force people to actually get something done

LOL. I grew up in a country who changed government every few months, usually with a coalition of five or six parties. All they did was getting massively corrupt. We changed electoral systems and party names, and we still have crazy coalitions and horrendous corruption.
karaokegal
Sep. 5th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
The joys of democracy, no matter how you slice it.
rose_cat
Sep. 6th, 2012 05:51 am (UTC)
Bill Clinton gave a hell of a speech tonight!
karaokegal
Sep. 6th, 2012 05:55 am (UTC)
Just the sound of the opening notes of "Don't Stop" got me feeling all weepy. The speech itself was masterful.
rose_cat
Sep. 6th, 2012 06:01 am (UTC)
I was even happier when they started playing "I Won't Back Down." I LOVE Tom Petty :)

(Is that icon referring to Mitt and Co.?) XD
karaokegal
Sep. 6th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Give me Moriarty over Mitt anyway.
rose_cat
Sep. 7th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't want him for president either. But at least his insanity makes sense. (Mitt's running mates and many other fellow Republicans, I mean. But if Mitt had any sense at all, he'd have distanced himself from them. Although I'm just as happy he didn't.)
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