And I’m not the crying sort. God bless these United States. Every day we must struggle to form a more perfect union. We will suffer reversals, we will fall short at times, but we must amble on, ever forward.
Even for those who despise the politics of Barack Obama (and that’s their right!) should rejoice in this, if nothing else. We have finally broken the mold. The gates have been thrown open. African Americans are now free to fuck up as badly and on as grand a scale as WASP’s and Catholics.
Such a poignant cartoon. Such a poignant moment. I think I’m headed to Washington for my birthday in January. I can pretend the big party there’s being thrown for me.
I was proud of my country before last night, but I’m a damned sight prouder still.