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Your reaction to Obama winning?

Robust senate with filibuster reform looming?

Elizabeth Warren in the senate?

What about all the progressive victories we got through referendums and taking back several state governments?

Where do we go from here? How do we organize to MAKE our Democrats and Obama do it and make good and better decisions for our country? What about long-term progressive building and influence?

What about 2014 midterms?

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  •  I'm quite happy with the local election results (0+ / 0-)

    it helps being in an island in a sea of stupid.  Nationally, I'm very ambivalent anything progressive at all will happen, and I worry that liberals will be further shut out of the national process for quite some time, guaranteeing that our only options at the federal level will only be "right" and "crazy."

    Progressive Candidate Obama (now - Nov 6, 2012)
    Bipartisan Obama returns (Nov 7, 2012)

    by The Dead Man on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 02:00:59 PM PST

  •  I feel safe (1+ / 0-)
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    Yes, there's lots to do.

    Yes, we've got to rise up and confront the Republicans in the House - do your jobs, earn your salaries and fulfil your oaths !

     Yes, we have to hold our dear President to account on many fronts.

     But I feel calm and strong and SAFE !

    “Good things don’t come to those who wait. They come to those who agitate!” Julian Bond

    by Dvalkure on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 02:18:56 PM PST

  •  There are no words (2+ / 0-)
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    houyhnhnm, myboo

    I live in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and there are just no words for how I feel today.  I spent the last 4 days working harder than I ever have in my life on this campaign.  I canvassed, managed the staging location, drove to other parts of Cleveland and canvassed some more, went to polling places to get numbers, and got about 3 hours of sleep over the 4 GOTV days.

    When the polls closed yesterday, I left my campaign friends and decided just to go home take a shower and watch the returns come in.  At that point, I genuinely had no idea how this would all turn out and prepared myself for the worst, told myself it would all be OK either way, and tried to relax.  I had a good feeling from being out with the voters but just didn't want to allow my mind to go there for fear of disappointment and I was emotionally and physically exhausted.

    When they called MI for the President, my spirits picked up and I could feel my energy come back as I watched him win WI, MN, and PA.  

    I can't even remember what I did first when they called Ohio.  I know that my phone started to ring, text messages started to come in, and my Facebook wall started filling up.  At some point I started to cry.  It was a huge release of emotion and finally a sense of security that we did not lose the leadership of our beloved President.  Just knowing that I somehow played a part in moving voters towards the President made me proud.

    Over the last 24 hours, I've spoken to so many old friends from all over the country - many of whom do not live in swing states.  All of them told me the same thing - Thank you!  I realize how powerless people in red or blue states have felt and how much they counted on Ohio to win it for him.

    I always thought that the election in 2008 changed me.  I was much more active as a volunteer throughout the whole process and I felt a sense of power and excitement when it was over. For the 2012 election, I came back to the campaign only about a month ago, but the feeling is different this time.  In 2008, we were all campaigning for Hope and Change and the promise of a better future.  This time I was driven by fear - the fear of losing the greatest President I have ever known to an angry minority that I thought was stronger than me.

    Today I feel honored to be led by President Obama, humbled by his grace and commitment to decency, and more than anything, proud to be an American.

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