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Tonight We Will Change The World

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Tonight we will make history. Not just political history, but history that will change the world for decades to come. If things turn out the way it looks like it will, the citizens of the United States will have risen up and put an end to the thirty years of class warfare, the politics of division and taken a major step towards healing the battered and bruised American psyche.

If things go right tonight, we will have destroyed the notion that the politics of hatred is the only sure way to gain power. The bloodline that started with Joe McCarthy, ran through the veins of Richard Nixon, Lee Atwater, Pat Robertson, Jerry Fallwell, James Dobson, Karl Rove, the Swift Boaters, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin will end. A stake will finally be driven into the heart of the neo-cons, extremists and religious fundamentalists. We will have made this world a better place.

We the latte drinkers, the so called "elitists," patriotic citizens who have been called un-American and worse because we believed in the wisdom of the constitution, we who saw through the words of a President who lied us into a war for profit, we who believe in feeding the poor, sheltering the homeless, caring for the sick, treating returning veterans with dignity and compassion will now be the majority.

This is not about the victory of one person. It's not about the color of his skin. It is a triumph for everyone who voted, who tried to vote and was turned away, manned a phone bank, walked a district, put a bumper sticker on their car, had a heated debate with someone on the other side, made the decision to put country first and take responsibility for future generations. We will extend our hand in unity to our opponents in order to begin to heal the divisiveness that has turned us into enemies.

Unless there is massive voter fraud and suppression, this is going to be an historic night. One for the ages. We're talking VE Day magnitude. Everything will change. Remember where you will be, with whom you're going to share it with, the sights, sounds and smells of victory. Make sure children stay up late to watch. Future generations will point to the night of November 4, 2008 as the defining moment when "We The People" finally reclaimed our country. Tonight we will make history.

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