This maybe has nothing to do with anything but as I was laying in bed last night this thought occurred.
Hope and change. Something we all strive for. To better ourselves. Something our president got elected on last time. Something he just won four more years based on, more than likely. What's wrong with hope and change? Why do the republicans and our country as a whole, seem so opposed to it. Hope and change empowers someone like Barack Obama to run and get elected. Let's face it, the powers that be in our country are rich white men. They are the only ones who could possibly be threatened. Hope and change enables a black man to run for president or a gay woman to run for the Senate and win. Hope and change is why people came to this country in the 1700's. Hope and change are why immigrants flock here. It's what makes this country great. Old rich white men are threatened by it because it means they have to share the country and the power with blacks, asians, europeans, women, gays, hispanics, and anyone who ISN'T a rich white man. The balance is already shifting, before we know it, this country won't be run by rich white men. It will be run by a true blend of what this country is, and who this country is. Because America isn't a rich white asshole. America isn't the tea party. America isn't the 99%. America is the woman who moved here from mexico, works as a property manager to feed her family. America is the Mormon missionary riding his bike down the street, doing what his faith calls him to do. America is the college student, working a part time job to pay his or her way through (insanely expensive) college. America is opportunity. For everyone. So yes, I welcome hope and change. I welcome four more years. Because everyone deserves the opportunity to better themselves. EVERYONE. Not just the privileged few who were born with a silver spoon.
To be clear. I'm a white man. I'm a christian. And I'm a libertarian. Who I voted for doesn't really matter, but what happened 2 nights ago, to me, is a sign that there is still hope for this country. Anything really is possible.