Early thoughts…

I’ve been up for a few hours now, long enough to start processing last night’s events and what they’ll mean. My ruminating, reactions, and responses are still all over the place, so for today I’m letting social media friends help me turn it all into words, and there’s no reason to soft-pedal anything at this point – that ship has sailed.

Langston Hughes, who grew up just down the street from where I live now.

What’s looking likely is that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will eventually win the White House, Dems will hold the House, the GOP will remain ensconced in the Senate as obstructionists for at least two more years, and the Supreme Court will continue as an enigma unto itself.

But truth learned can’t be buried, not anymore.



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thelastnightowl
    Nov 06, 2020 @ 11:16:15

    I find it absolutely appalling that 45 got even MORE votes than he did in 2016. At that time I was blaming Hillary Clinton’s “negatives” for her poor showing against T-Rump. Despite what I thought of people who were upset enough with Clinton to punish the country by voting for T-Rump, I could sort of, maybe, on SOME level, kind of understand why they did what they did. I consoled myself with the fact that 10 million MORE people voted for other candidates (counting Gary Johnson and Jill Stein as well as Hillary Clinton) than voted for the orange twatwaffle. (Not to mention a lot of write-in votes for Bernie, more than one of whom I know personally.)

    This time, there is no such salve for my national conscience. Even if 45 hasn’t been declared the winner, I still want to sit down and cry over the fact that SO MANY people could vote for him.

    Liked by 1 person


    • Judy Smith
      Nov 06, 2020 @ 11:21:12

      That’s the hardest truth we’ve learned out of this – we live with people who oppose everything we’re made up of, and not just a few of them, it’s about one in two. That’s disconcerting, discouraging, and more than a little scary, since that half are usually the gun-carriers. Gonna hide and watch, see how it shakes out at the end of the day, and adjust accordingly.



  2. Dee A Poe
    Nov 04, 2020 @ 12:22:41

    Oh, what a night…

    Liked by 1 person


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