I stayed up really really late last night, technically really really early this morning, but whatever. I was watching election returns, naturally. I know, I don't talk about politics much, but that's not from a lack of interest or a lack of knowledge. I am very interested in politics, and make a point to educate myself on the issues. I spent several days googling all the candidates on my local ballot, to make sure I voted my conscience. In the past, I would have just voted a straight party ticket, all the while wishing I knew who the heck these people were and whether they deserved my vote. This year, I decided I wasn't going to do that any more. It's too important to leave to chance.
All that said, I am THRILLED with the results of the elections! Yes, a few races were disappointing, including several I really thought would turn out well. But in general, the "good guys" prevailed, and I am happy. I'm wearing red today, to celebrate.
And now the hard work begins. We need to make pests of ourselves, never letting our representatives forget that they work for us. We hired them and we can fire them. They need to keep their focus, and not sit down and whine about how bad things are. Yes, things are bad all over, but now it's time to get to work fixing them! I have a list of things I want congress to do, but it's not like they read my blog, so I'll just leave it at that, for here. I'll be contacting them directly, often.