We have to admit we felt a bit disillusioned when we learned that Bernie Sanders definitely lost to Hillary Clinton a few months ago. We understood that a huge step was made and that his victory was never going to be an obvious one, but it still felt like we were back to the same old stuff – fat cats putting a familiar face into the White House and this familiar face not wanting to make any radical moves that might bring true prosperity to the people of the United States of America.
Today, a day after the Democratic National Convention ended, we are positively giddy.
This Convention was everything we hoped for and then some. No, really.
First and foremost, a woman became the official major party nominee for the President of the United States. We have known for quite some time that this will happen, but it was still a huge moment for us here at Democrat Café. Hearing that a woman was finally getting a nomination made our eyes water. It really did. And it seems we were not the only ones.
It really does not matter whether you supported Bernie or Hillary. It does not even matter if you are a Democrat or a Republican. It does not matter if you care about politics at all. This is a huge deal. Humongous. Epic. Epic in the real sense of the word.
We feel like we should say something more about this, but we also think it is a moment that speaks for itself. It is one of those moments that need no description or putting into context. It changes everything in this country.
It is a bit of a duh! statement, but we really, really loved the speech that the First Lady gave. Michelle Obama took to the stage on the first day of the Convention and she shared a story that was equal parts personal and universal for this country.
On top of all that, she did not mince her words when she reminded everyone that black slaves built the White House. This is the kind of stuff that should be brought in the open every day. And to have it being put so bluntly at the Convention felt liberating. It goes without saying that it didn’t take long for one of the most abhorrent political commentators in the history of this country to make a fool of himself in response to her speech.
Unlike some other people, we didn’t really feel Bill Clinton’s speech. Everyone knows Bill is a master politician and he sounded like one, despite trying to sound like Hillary’s partner and friend.
President Obama reminded the people of this country about the realities of the upcoming election. We cannot help but think sane people in this country are getting almost tired of trying to convince people of the reality (basic reality based on facts) on a daily basis. We know we are.
And while these emotional moments were important, the true reason why we are so happy about what transpired in the four days of the Convention is that a huge deal of extremely liberal agenda was promised to the members of the Democratic Party and the general public.
Among other things, we were promised gun laws that would make sense in the framework of the reality we live in. We were also promised that people in places of power will stop turning a blind eye to the systemic racism that runs rampant in our country. Furthermore, we were promised that women will get the absolute right to make their own health care decisions and that health care will become more affordable. The reform of the justice system, as well as college education, were also touched upon.
These were just some of the issues raised and we can only hope that things will start moving in the right direction. Let’s hope it does not end with promises.