Yes We Did

My Master's Social Work student organization threw a campus election party. Technically it was bipartisan but even most Republican social workers wanted a social worker elected president. :)

About a third of the people attending were African American. I was literally jumping up and down and laughing in gratitude and relief when California was confirmed and Obama became the President Elect. But my joy was NOTHING compared to the heartfelt ecstasy of my AA peers. There were hugs, tears, shouts, prayers of thanksgiving, dancing, wide eyes, cell phone calls to grandparents and relatives overseas and siblings and friends, quotes and an electricity in the air that I have never felt before and never expect to feel again.

Hope. Vindication. Thrill. Community. Idealism. Commitment. Patriotism.

Because Democrats can be patriots too.

Yes we can.