It’s not just me… it’s not just the Democrats in this country. It’s the people in Canada and the UK, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, the world over. They are all breathing a collective sigh of relief that somehow a fallen United States has managed to right ourselves and set our sights once again on the path of truth, justice & yep, the American way.
I know that sounds corny, but when you consider the fact that our precarious government was set to topple just a couple weeks ago… the mind bloggles.
Last night I saw the above photo of President Biden on BBC News, and I’m not sure what came over me but I had to wipe my eyes. They sure don’t come any more truthful or decent than him. He’s a kind, unselfish man who came out of retirement for one reason, to help save our democracy. Man, I love Joe.
My friend Danielle volunteered for Barack Obama’s campaign in 2012, and got to meet Jill Biden. (Or rather, Dr. Biden… ahem!) I was envious then, and I think I’m feeling a little bit of that jealousy again now.
I have big hopes for Kamala too. As much as I was stirred by Lady Gaga’s powerful rendition of our National Anthem, watching Kamala Harris beam on Inauguration Day gave me real goosebumps. What a terrific team she & Joe Biden are.
I know I’m gushing a little too much here, but I can’t help it. These past 4 years haven’t been good ones for tens of millions, myself included. Besides dealing with kidney disease and chronic jaw dysfunction, having to worry daily that Donald Trump and his GOP cohorts were doing everything in their power to strip me and millions of other Americans of our healthcare thru the destruction of the Affordable Care Act… I think the stress was literally killing me.
(And of course the child separation policy at the border, the Muslim & transgender bans, those awful tax cuts for the very wealthy, a thousand other things—and that dumb wall.)
But I didn’t get on here to talk about what was. I just want to bask in this week’s ‘changing of the guard’ for a couple more days, keep my fingers crossed that this recent TMJD flare-up is just that (a flare-up) and then cross my fingers again and hope that more of us--Republicans, Conservatives, Trumpers, Qanon, Evangelicals, Fox Newshounds, Blue Meanies (and you too, Libertarians) can move on while Joe & Kamala gets done what needs done.
Whew! Thanks, I just needed to get that out of my system.