Woohoo, OBAMA WON! Sorry for the delayed post, but I’ve been celebrating Big-O’s win all week-long, mostly with Pumpkin Spice Latte’s and catching up on “Walking Dead.” But indeed, Obama won and we can get ready for four more years of moving forward and not wearing mandatory Mormon underwear… maybe that wasn’t a threat, but you never know. The media had me pretty scared that old Mittens had real chance at winning. I had even started stock piling antibiotics and needles awaiting healthcare disappearing (Side note: Who needs some needles? Half price!). I know most of us are glad Obama was able to hold down the White House and the other
less-than half of the country is glad you can stop pretending to like Mitt Romney. That didn’t look easy! But no matter who you voted for, the election is FINALLY OVER, and for that even atheists are saying:
Yes, we can agree, that was a long and exhausting campaign. Remember when the Herman Cain campaign was a thing? Ooof! The whole thing was just so tiring I couldn’t even go to the gym (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it). I don’t know about you, but I read way too much, know far too much about Mitt Romney, and I cared more than is acceptable about Ohio — does anyone even know where Ohio IS? Now that it is over it looks like America is ready to move on and concentrate on more important issues, like Season 2 of “Girls” starting in January (if you’re not into “Girls” you’re a monster).
But back on the topic of moving on, one of my Republican friends (Gasp! I have Republican friends?) posted on Facebook:
I saw this post and it caught me. First off, I have no shame in saying that I liked her engagement picture profile pic and spent the morning looking at her album. Secondly, Katie Holmes and I finally have something in common! Mmm, Franzia! And finally, yes the election is over! Honestly, I think she is mostly right, let’s all take it down a level on Facebook. Yes we “dems” won, but as they say, “when you get into the end zone, act like you’ve been there before.” More importantly, participating in politics only on Facebook is like trying to sustain yourself only on food you grew on Farmville. Not very effective, kids.
On the other hand, even though the election is over, we must stay active and engaged with the politics that effect our country and our future. And I mean really be engaged. Even though we love social media (“Hello. My name is Christie and I’m addicted to Pinterst.”) when it comes to politics you have to actually get out there and do something! Yes, even post-election.
I know what you’re thinking:
No, Chelsea and everybody else, I’m not kidding. I understand how you feel. It’s been tense. America has been on edge. Every TV channel, newspaper, website, blog, tumblr, etc, has been dripping in campaign drama for more than a year. We’ve bumper-stickered our cars and voiced our opinions. We’ve made amazing Romney memes and de-friended people across the aisle. We even got Big Bird involved. And then we cast our ballots and tuned into watch Wolf Blitzer milk the shit out of the election results. We celebrated and then tried to ignore all the racist hicks who found Twitter and brought the “n-word” back in a big way… And now I’m telling you it’s not over?! Well ain’t that some shit!
Here’s a secret: Bert and Ernie are a couple. Also, what happens between the presidential elections matter too! Local elections matter. Local government matters. The issues still matter. Drink some Red Bull and eat some fried food. It’s time to get over your post-election hangover!
I double-dog-dare you to double-dog-dare yourself to find something that engages you politically and get involved. Marriage equality! Gun control! Green energy! These are all still real issues. Those are just a few of the many political issues you can get involved in. Need something more exciting? Come on, two states have legalized marijuana! That’s the best idea since sliced weed brownies (which are a great idea if you don’t personally know). Maybe you’re a Republican… well, you don’t have to get involved. Never mind. Just go hunting or something. We’ve got this handled. Ok, I’m kidding! Let’s have a discussion—and I don’t mean via memes. I mean a real discussion! Now. Not every four years.
America, we may have just reelected our president—which makes me so happy (and not just because my email inbox is getting a much-needed break from Obama’s emails)—but we have to remember, politics don’t just come up every four years, they matter all the time. It is a long-term relationship, not a once every four years booty call!
Although what a booty call he would be…
Love you too, Potus.
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