President Obama tearing up as he thanks his campaign workersm.washingtonpost.com
An excerpt from the President’s remarks:
“It’s not that you remind me of myself; it’s that you’re so much better than I was. You’re smarter and you’re better organized and you’re more effective,” he said in a five-minute clip posted on the campaign’s YouTube channel. “What Bobby Kennedy called the ‘ripples of hope,’ when you throw a stone in the lake, that’s you.”
“I did not want to see dishonesty and divisiveness and raw political hackery rewarded. It is hard enough for anyone to actually address the problems, to move this country forward, to make the intransigent American ruling class yield even a yard of the past to the inevitable future. But going backwards last night would have been devastating. I read the returns in silent elation; a business trip had me traveling in business class and the gnashing of corporate teeth all around precluded a full-throated huzzah on my part. I abhor a gloat. But the country is changing. And this may be the last election in which anyone but a fool tries to play — on a national level, at least — the cards of racial exclusion, of immigrant fear, of the patronization of women and hegemony over their bodies, of self-righteous discrimination against homosexuals. Some in the Republican party and among the teabagged fringe will continue to play such losing hands for some time to come; this shit worked well in its day and distracted many from addressing any of our essential national issues. But again, if they play that weak-ass game past this point, they are fools.”—David Simon (via azspot)
Robicelli's: Though we have a very sizable audience on Tumblr, there’s been only...robicellis.tumblr.com
Though we have a very sizable audience on Tumblr, there’s been only one time I’ve ever begged our followers to share one of our posts- last year when we were helping Mikey, our friend’s son with brain cancer*.
This needs to be shared. It’s from a mom who’s son is in a school in my district….
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