Reflecting on where we are at this moment is a straight shot to gratitude.
Gratitude for the stellar work by our House Dems and feeling better about the Senate. Gratitude that our leadership team is deep and determined and is acting in ways that make it clear that they are more than rising to the occasion. The messaging is tight while the rhetoric has been subdued, making the stark, objective depravity clear to all. Hoping this continues with investigations into not just FORMER potus (grateful every time I think about his descent from the throne) but also into his accomplices in the administration and Congress.
Appreciating Bidens restraint and the way hes playing it lowkey but savvy, while I appreciate the power of the fire VP Harris has the ability to unleash and am in delicious anticipation of who she will become as a key party leader. Im grateful for Sanders devotion to the cause and bringing his intense desire to right wrongs to his new role as Budget Committee Chair, already firing me up about budget reconciliation, something I had a dimmer awareness of before. Im so grateful for the folks who are stepping up to run for local office.
In short, I appreciate where we are as a party at this moment, brimming with possibility even in the face of historic humanistic challenges.
Also grateful to members of the media who are digging in and even risking their own safety to bring the truth the light. And Greg Palast for his long-term devoted persistence in investigating election/vote count irregularities and Stacy Abrams for doing a kickass job of GOTV. And so many others, obvs, so many who are holding up our democracy. And Im deeply grateful for those warriors fighting on so many fronts to save our planet, whether by amassing data, changing policy or donating what they can.
And gratitude to DU for being here. A hub for us, a rich community. Grateful for DUers who show up to share your insights and your humor. For those who keep us so well informed with important news, advances in science and important editorials. For those who keep us entertained with the latest SNL clips and editorial cartoons as well as sharing your passions for furbaby vids, music, photography and other arts. Massive gratitude to DUers who are peacekeepers here, those who hold space for folks with different points of view. And for those who run the interest and support groups, these have been such important resources at DU over the years. For Omaha Steves superlative marshaling of funds to our candidates. And, as a forum host, Im grateful for DUers who check for dupes before starting LBN threads
A toast to all of you, and Earl G, Elad and emeritus Skinner, for supporting this rich tapestry of a community.
Lots of virtual love and wishing a grateful, warm and happy Valentines Day to everyone
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