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November 2012
07

My Thoughts About The 2012 Election

I find the utter rage and deflation of people like Donald Trump and Fox News, respectively, to be rather humorous. I died laughing last night. I guess they feel that White supremacy has failed them. But no worries, though so many victories for Democrats and Independents have come, our society has a long way to go before it is truly not dictated by White supremacist capitalist patriarchy. This illustration clearly reveals why: Trickle Down Theory.

Still though, I am taking this moment to laugh at these race, gender, class, sexuality, and ability privileged White men having tantrums. Ha ha.

And furthermore, LMFAO.

Oh and by the way, ROTFLMFAO.

Still though, I know that we are in the quiet before the storm, and the racist backlash on everything from employment to criminal justice is going to be a force to be reckoned with, to already accompany the relative injustice that we have in this country. We have to be prepared. Cognizant. Ready.

I thought that Mitt Romney’s concession speech was very classy. But again, it felt like the calm before the storm. I thought that Obama’s speech was rather exquisite, but that is something he always does well. It is truly his gift.

Malia, Sasha and Michelle looked lovely. Their sheer existence is something that I need dissertations on in the future. If anyone thinks that their impact on our society is solely political (in the traditional sense of the word “politics”), they’re wrong. It’s so multi-layered and will definitely be something to study in the future. I wrote about Michelle and these layers before.

Allen West LOST. Haha. I live in Florida. I can cheer this. Actually, anyone cheer this. *throws confetti*

Congrats to Lois Frankel for winning a Florida seat in Congress. She was my mayor once. She deserves that seat in Congress. She is brilliant, hard-working and smart. Glad to see the Florida wins for Bill Nelson and Maria Sachs.

Democratic women were elected to the Senate in TEN STATES last night: CA, WA, ND, MN, WI, MI, MO, NY, MA and HI. Holler! Werk! From apio:

Tammy Baldwin, the Senator-Elect from Wisconsin, will become the first openly gay person ever elected to Senate. Mazie Hirono, the Senator-Elect from Hawaii, will become the first Asian-American woman in Senate. Tammy Duckworth, the Representative-Elect for Illinois, will become the first disabled (lost both legs in the Iraq War) female veteran elected to the House.

Get it women!

Ultimately, my political complaints with Obama are foreign policy that is imperialistic, violent, xenophobic and White supremacist (which again, ALL Presidents have authored, it is not unique to him, but just because it is not unique to him doesn’t mean it can’t be commented on either), and him not being able to address Black people and Black issues the way he should be able to (which is not solely his fault but the fault of living in a White supremacist capitalist patriarchal society). I think some of his domestic policy actions have been triumphs! Some will need more work. But as a man, a husband, a father, an author, a speaker, a lawyer, a past legislator and a past teacher, I think he is exquisite. I don’t care if people don’t agree with my nuanced views on him. I really don’t care if they need me to rubber stamp approve everything about him or hate everything about him. Irrelevant to me.

Anyway, like everyone else, I hope for better for our country because as much as I despise this country at times, it’s where I was born and though my family is Jamaican and I am a Jamaican and first-generation American, it’s still my home right now. I need it to be better, just like everyone does.

I am not delusional about Congress working with the White House now, nor do I expect Barack Obama to have an Elder Wand to magically fix all of this and have all of the tools necessary to destroy the horcruxes that are White supremacy, racism, sexism, homophobia, capitalism, poverty and disease, but I do hope for improvements and for him to leave a legacy that while it must be critiqued on foreign policy, will have some meaningful parts as well.

Oh and by the way, can he wear that cranberry scarf to the next Inauguration that he wore in 2009’s? Because he was fahhhhhn wearing that. Yasssss lawd.

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