Last night was like watching last year's game between the Seahawks and NY Giants. Neck and neck and in overtime. We won the house, we just need the Senate. We are so close, too! I am so excited to see what the outcome will be. CNN and FOX didn't think that the Democratic party would be able to pull in Missouri, and look what happened. 99% of the votes are in for both Virginia and Montana and the Dems are in the lead but by only 2000-4000 votes. Crazy. What's also crazy is all the people who voted in a way that said they were content or happy with the direction our country is going. Whaaa?!!!
Two years ago when the presidential elections were going on, I thought I was going to be sick. I was practically in tears. We had people at our house to watch it as if it were the Survivor Finale. We eventually had to shut off the TV and send everyone home so as to not freak out in front of our friends. God, that was awful.
A year later, we went to Germany. That was a little awkward at times. Mike and I had talked about getting some t-shirts made that said, "We didn't vote for him." We were screamed at by some teenagers and we laughed because we had no clue what they were saying, but we had a pretty good idea. We were approached by a couple from England and their German friend to talk politics. It felt good to talk to others about what was going on and let them know how half the country was feeling. It's embarrassing.
So, here the US had the opportunity to be heard and make a change. It looks like we made a good point. I am, however, baffled by how close these races have been, though. How is it that so many of us were and are unhappy with the direction our country has been heading and still vote for the same people that got us to where we are right now. You know the saying, "if it isn't broken, don't fix it"? Well, it's broken and has been broken for quite some time. People need to let go of the idea that if they were born into a family that votes only republican or only democratic, that is the way to vote forever. Just vote for what's right! Mike and I have always considered ourselves republicats. There are some things that we view to be right on the right side and to be right on the left side. It wasn't until this administration screwed everything up that we've leaned FAR to the left.
I'm looking forward to some changes in our country. I'd like to stay here instead of packing and heading up north to Canada. I'm tired of the constant Big Brother feeling. Leave us alone! I believe that in some instances, abortion in necessary, two people who are in love should be allowed to get married and not turned away because of their sexual orientation, and of course, let strippers do their job and let them stand as close as it takes in order for them to pay their bills. It's a job. I really hope our government will start seeing how completely inappropriate it is to combine church and state. Everyone knows those two together can cause a huge problem as we have clearly seen. Anyway, I'm ranting now and this blog is all over the place.
I feel like the Democratic party just won the Super Bowl! YAY!!!