There are now 17 women in the Senate.
Think about that.
We still don't know if we have our fillibuster proof majority but there is hope.
A black first family will live in the White House with their new puppy.
A man of integrity will lead the country.
In California a basic human right was torn from us - and I mean all of us - because when one group is oppressed we are all diminished. Gay people no longer have the right to marry. Now I am not a fan of straight marriage myself. 50% of marriages end in divorce and those are the lucky ones - the others end in death. Nevertheless, if people want to get married they should be able to. I hurt for all my friends who have been told by this vote that they are second class citizens.
In the Castro last night, gay men danced in the street for Obama, putting aside the cruelty and injustice of this decision and looking at the big picture. I watched the TV in admiration as they boogied down and I wept tears of joy and pain.