"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.
It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.
We are, and always will be, the United States of America." Barack Obama
I'll embrace those words with all my heart. It did take a village and a mix of all Americans to bring about this change. I believe a change has been in the wind for a while now. For those who fear, not all change is bad. Be hopeful.
I will end this by saying I plan to ixnay the oatinglay shortly. I can't begin to tell you the grief my big brother has given me for about 2 years straight now. I'm entitled to a little basking as I find myself on the side of a winner. Finally! Delete has been my favorite key to push when most of the political junk he sent found its way to my mailbox. Me thinks he takes his politics as seriously as he takes his U of M football. It's not my brother's year as his beloved wolverines have played more like skunks. They stink. So, this song is for him. Misery just loves company and in the absence of that, a good country song just may do:
(just sos ya know, i still love, love, love leon russell-even when he's singing sad country songs)