November 5, 2008

A Collective Sigh of Relief

Today I could hold my head up high.
Proud that my fellow Americans made the right choice. Happy that there is hope in the air.
Finally, after eight long, excruciating, embarrassing years, a person who deserves to be President.

There was no apologizing to our neighbors this time around. Unlike the last election, when we were asked over and over again, "Why would the American people re-elect such a horrible President?"
We would sadly shake our heads and tell them that we couldn't understand it either.

I walked to the épicerie this morning and had several neighbors congratulate me on the outcome of the election. Like me, they were all smiling and happy.

I think the world breathed a collective sigh of relief last night. Pin It


pamela said...

I am breathing that sigh of relief as well. Finally can travel and not be ashamed!

Cathy said...

This is truly a joyous day. I was filled with pride when I saw the Obamas at Grant Park last night. We all can lift our heads up and be proud.

Riana Lagarde said...

it is the best news! i cried during his acceptance speech. what a wonderful man to lead america

Anonymous said...

Like Cathy, I too was proud of the Obamas at Grant Park. But what's up with the dress Michelle wore? Perhaps a left-over from Halloween???

Dale said...

maybe the election shows how low America has sunk!!!

Wendl said...

YES!!! I am so happy today, I feel like I should be celebrating with everybody I see. No more shame! And a majority in the senate, too! I kept telling the girls, "This is history you're witnessing!" HALLELUJAH!

Alissa said...

Well put!

Anonymous said...

My Dear: I love you site and your enthuisasm, but being of the opposite political stripe, I find you comments about our current President as uniformed, selfish and very harmful. I wish Mr Obama all the best, but to imply that our current President is evil and that my support for him was somehow anti-world, is sophmoric and uninformed. I simply have a different view than you, and it is entitled to respect, as is our curent President. All the best luck to you in your travails. EWJ

Kate said...

That last commenter should use his spell checker.

We've been awake since yesterday, unable to sleep last night from the excitement of it all. I love America today, even you, you dork who can't spell.

Barrie Garfinkel said...

Main Entry:
\ˈhȯr-ə-bəl, ˈhär-\
Middle English orrible, horrible, from Anglo-French, from Latin horribilis, from horrēre
14th century
1 : marked by or arousing horror (a horrible accident)
2 : extremely bad or unpleasant (a horrible mistake) (horrible food)
— horrible noun
— hor·ri·ble·ness noun
— hor·ri·bly \-blē\ adverb

Loulou used the word HORRIBLE - not EVIL. As seen above, it means extremely bad. Mr. Bush is an EXTREMELY BAD President as you should be able to recognize by an approval rating of around 20% (that includes you, ANONYMOUS EWJ). America has and will always be the hope of the world and when it does something right it should be applauded not demeaned. And, when it does something wrong it should and will be criticized as it has (see FOX NEWS (2001-2008)). Your support for him was not "anti-world" but criminal as his draconian measures turned the USA into an unfeeling mass. It is again a time that Americans who care about the truth (see IRAQ and ABBU DHABI) get a president that also will speak the truth (see Harry Truman). Maybe it is you that is uninformed and certainly sophomoric (conceited and overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed and immature).

My Mélange said...

I agree!! What a wonderful historic day/eve it was!!!

Reading the negative comment on this post encouraged me to share mine.

My blog went political for the last 4 days- with advance notice. Nothing extreme- nothing negative-just positive messages about my support for Obama and our experiences volunteering for the campaign.

I received several negative hateful emails- and several told me they would not read my blog anymore.

I'll never understand it!!??

C'est la vie!!!

And I have not forgotten you tagged me- just been experiencing Obamamania :)


The Beaver said...

@anonymous at 10 pm

Re ; dress

@ LouLou

Good idea for choosing that Blue Door - we are all breathing with a sigh of relief.

Loulou said...

yes, no more apologizing! I am so happy. And so relieved.

Exactly! Watching his speech was inspiring.
Good times are coming!

I know, me too. I feel like a great weight has been lifted!

I was so enthralled by what Obama was saying that I didn't notice what she was wearing. :)
(I just looked...not the best dress choice!)

Yes, it had sunk so low that the smart ones decided to save it by electing Obama!

Isn't it wonderful?!? After 8 years of embarrassment, finally someone we can be proud of!

Thank you!
Sometimes we really feel like we represent America in this little village of 400, so this election meant a lot to us!
Last night I received the sweetest email from our French neighbor who expressed such happiness and relief.

I do not have respect for Mr. Bush and do not think he deserves my respect at all.
If you disagree with my comments, well, tough shit "my dear."

I was walking on cloud nine yesterday but did manage to sleep. How did the people up there react? Are they bitter?

thank you for the overwhelming and well stated support!

my mélange
I thought it was fabulous that you devoted the last week to discussing the campaign! You probably gained more readers than you lost.

thanks for sending a link to the dress.
There was no doubt about which door I was choosing! Especially when Palin entered the picture. Scary!

davidL said...

As someone from New Orleans, I think your 'informed' perspective gives even more credibility to your remarks current administration. I don't find your comments or remarks selfish at all. In fact, wanted to improve the lives of others is rather noble. Hopefully that will happen in the future, as it's been sadly lacking in the past.

Veronica said...

Hi Loulou

We were delighted and relieved too. Bravo America!

The only thing that worries me is that some people seem to see Obama as some kind of Messiah. Bush and co. have left the US and the world in a horrible mess, and he would have to be omnipotent to fix it overnight. He's only a human being; he has enormous inteligence, charisma, and willpower, but I hope his supporters are prepared for a lot of hard work and a few disappointments along the way. It won't be easy to turn things round, but I'm sure he'll give it his best!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anonymous EWJ - not all of us out here in the blog-world are happy about an Obama presidency. Currently I live in Europe and I really don't care what the Europeans around me think of our choice of President. I'm more concerned about what will happen in the next 4 years. I think I will folllow EWJ's example and remain anonymous. You people are merciless with those who disagree with you. And while I'm at it, I think Sarah Palin is fantastic. (Sure hope I didn't make any spelling mistakes!)

Anonymous said...

I see Obama's victory as a victory for all women. It underlines how far the 'sisterhood' has come since the Greer days. Collectively, we are no longer so stupid as to vote for a woman, no matter her qualifications, just because she's a woman. I encourage Sarah Palin to take her poor children home; can you imagine what that poor wee baby's life has been like for the past two months? Talk about exploitation!! Reallly quite disgusting!!

Zoomie said...

I've been getting emails of congratulation from all over the world! I'm so hopeful for the next four years!

Loulou said...

Thanks for the kind comment.
The current administration has, for the last 8 years, cared only about protecting their own and their cronies interests.
The President elect doesn't have a money making, oil-driven agenda. I think Obama is genuine and wants real, positive change.

I know exactly what you mean. There are A LOT of high expectations wrapped up in his election. Hopefully he can get some things done but it is going to be difficult and people need to be realistic!

I almost deleted your comment as I think you are a pathetic coward for remaining anonymous.
If you think of us as merciless then why bother commenting?
As I said before, anyone who would vote for Palin for vice president (or for anything!) needs to have their head examined. So I can only conclude that you are most likely not right in the head, therefore I feel pity for you.

I agree with your comment wholeheartedly and appreciate it.
Please give yourself a name if you would like to comment again, as I am going to start deleting all anonymous comments. Thanks!

We have too! It is fabulous!

HamishWM said...

Being a Brit in France it is interesting observing the uber hype for the US election. Let's hope that Obama can make a (positive) change etc etc. There will certainly be an enormous expectation.
My issue is how does little President Stircrazy work out how to treat his new BEST FRIEND? He has tried very hard to be close to Bush/America and repair the damage of previous French dire foreign relations with the US (Mitterand and Chirac). Wouldn't Obama and Carla make a fab couple? She seems to like power!

Quentin said...

At least a good news from abroad !
A recent poll from the right (conservative) french newspaper le figaro said that, if french could vote in the US : 74% would have vote Obama.

Americans can pe proud.

Loulou said...

Expectations are high. Too high. But it seems that we have no where to go but up at this point!
Michelle would kick Carla's ass if she tries any hanky-panky with her husband! :)

Merci beaucoup! I am happy to hear of so many people in France who support Obama. We couldn't be happier!