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Jeez guys.. Quit gnashing teeth and pulling out hair! WE SHOULD BE CELEBRATING! Before you get all obscenely jaded, realize 3 things:

1) Yo! Wake up! Lehman won! Yes, we didn't get everything fixed in one election, but consider where we would be if we hadn't fought this. Also, HELLO? LEHMAN WON! The bleeding has stopped. Quit being so hard on us. We did damn good considering what was against us.

2) WI Should have seen it coming.  Being outspent 7.5 to 1 is hardcore. Not to mention the obvious shadiness. They stole (or pulled shifty moves on) the last 2, what did you think was gonna happen?

3) Most importantly, the fight wasn't over either way.

Now, wallow in misery a bit, cry, scream, be depressed, whatever tickles your pickle.
But then get over it and get to work changing shit because only we can make real change. That would have been true if barrett won as well.
If you thought this was the end goal, then you weren't thinking clearly.
We tried recall, it did some good. We stopped the bleeding.
There's more to be done. Let's get em! (after you have had a good quick wallow, cus we deserve a little mourning)

In the final analysis, despite being attacked FULL FORCE by  the combined might of the new right, having horribly weak candidates, we did pretty damn good! Especially considering the fact that we are dealing with a deplorable electoral system..
Uh hello? Citizens United ring a bell?)

They WANT us to be jaded. They WANT us to get violent! They WANT us to react negatively.
Do what they didn't count on and DON'T want us to do.
Do what they fear most.
Celebrate! Rejoice!

Cheer up!

Consider where we would be if we had done nothing!

It's really not that bad!
In fact, it's pretty damn good.

Sincerely,
Odysseas

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