November 4th, 2004

leverage team carnival

Without a doubt, singled out, the only way I know

This morning in the car I was listening to a mix I'd made a while back that has Green Day's "Minority" on it, and I started to feel good for the first time since Tuesday night. It left me feeling energized, and even a little bit hopeful. It made me remember how I felt all through high school and college, during the Reagan/Bush years. There's something empowering about being in the minority, something brave and exciting. We're not sheep, blindly following the leader. We've got a clear vision, we know what we believe in, and we're not going to stop fighting for it.

So we lost. So Rehnquist is probably about to die and who knows how many other justices will retire in the next four years. We'll get through it. It feels like this is darkest political period in recent history, but it's not. I mean, we re-elected Nixon, for crying out loud. We survived eight years of Reagan followed by another four of Bush senior, we'll get through this, too, and we'll fight another day. Hell, Kerry wasn't even really my candidate. He was always too moderate for me. Maybe next time the Democrats will really come back fighting and give me a progressive candidate I can get behind whole-heartedly. They've got to figure out eventually that running to the center isn't working for them, right? I mean, why vote for a Democrat who's indistinguishable from the Republican? They'll figure it out, they have to.

I'm not usually a lyrics-posting kinda gal (song fics? give me hives), but I'm gonna post the lyrics to "Minority" because it made me feel strong again, and maybe it'll do the same for someone else out there.

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    Green Day - "Minority"