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Not hopeless

By way of context: I’m a lifelong Democrat, made more ardently so by the Republican attempt to remove Bill Clinton from office. I was not an Obama supporter during the primary process. “Hope” and “transcending party differences” and the like struck me as a flimsy cover for a very real lack of experience. I resist applying magical thinking to the plan-making function.

This being said, the other evening I was watching yet another true story on the news about individuals and whole towns being swallowed up by the quicksand that is our present economy, their life savings, houses, college aspirations for their children just stripped away. As I watched in a horror that I’d become accustomed to, I also felt something else welling up in me: I realized that at last we have an intelligent man in the White House who actually wants to put Americans back to work. And for the first time in many years, I thought: it’s not hopeless.

Anna Monday


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