The MAJORITY of America IS relieved and VERY HAPPY…..
They showed their Joy in the streets!
Van Johnson over at CNN and Andrea Mitchell over at MSNBC openly weeped on camera….
For many of us, me included….
A weight was lifted off my shoulders….
Some sort order is coming back to the American government….
And America itself….
Donald Trump’s time in office has shown America what it should never be again….
And maybe when this is over?
There should be some adjustments in what President’s can do and CANNOT….
People have not historically hustled to spontaneous outdoor dance parties for Joe Biden.
They have not clanged spoons against frying pans in celebration for him, formed triumphant honk-parades along Fifth Avenue for him, made Champagne toasts with strangers in his honor through chants and tears.
“BIDEN!” his supporters shouted outside Manhattan’s Washington Square Park on Saturday, the call echoing from apartment windows and taxis and sidewalk restaurant tables. “JOE BIDEN!”
Joe Biden. That Joe Biden — institutionalist 70-something, incorrigible square, inexhaustible reciter of Irish poetry.
But then, it seems that defeating President Trump can do strange things for a man’s reputation.
In Mr. Biden’s first hours as president-elect on Saturday, many voters who have appraised him through the decades as a particular kind of capital veteran — prone to perpetual windiness, requests for a “point of personal privilege” in casual conversation and digressions about dead senators — appeared ready to greet him as a sort of conquering hero.
“Winners write history,” said Amanda Litman, a former aide to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the executive director of Run for Something, a group encouraging Democrats to seek local office. “I think he definitely gets bonus points for doing what no one thought was possible, even when we hoped it was.”
Ms. Litman said she had spent the day walking miles across Brooklyn, sobbing in the street and encountering an intersection dance-a-thon, set to “Shout” by the Isley Brothers, that felt airlifted from a wedding reception….
It started with a low rumble that sounded like faraway crowd noise coming from a football stadium. Then came the loud honking of car horns. Some people dashed out of their apartments and began dancing in the streets, joined by others who banged on pots and pans. One man popped open a bottle of champagne in the middle of a Brooklyn block.
Many New York City neighborhoods erupted in celebration on Saturday after major news organizations declared that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. had won the presidential race.
The response recalled the cheers for essential workers that had broken out in the first months of the pandemic at 7 p.m. every nightin the city. But the celebration lasted for many hours, well into the night, as people poured into the city’s parks and squares on an unexpectedly warm fall day that seemed to fuel the festive mood.
“I feel like I’ve been holding my breath,” Justin Oakley, 30, a web developer, said as rejoicing rippled through Prospect Park in Brooklyn. “We’ve been through so much, the city has been through so much this year, I’ve been to so many protests. But now it’s like, ah, finally, something to celebrate.”
“The fight isn’t over,” Mr. Oakley added. “But man, this feels good right now.”
top image…Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times
bottom image….Credit…Chang W. Lee/The New York Times
Trump has NO friends…..
Trump has been defiant in the face of defeat, repeatedly and baselessly claiming he won the election in a series of all-caps tweets on Saturday after spending a few hours at his golf club in Virginia.
Another aide noted that they were proud that the president had expanded support from 2016, but, ultimately, the results show it wasn’t enough to overcome “how much so many people hate him,” citing the president’s handling of the coronavirus and relentless efforts to discredit mail-in ballots as key issues….