That happened! That really happened. We are not going to have a Supreme Court that overturns Roe v. Wade, there will be no more Antonin Scalias and Samuel Alitos added to this court. We’re not going to repeal health reform, no one is going to kill Medicare, and make old people fight it out for health care on the open market.
We’re not going to give a 20% tax cut to millionaires and billionaires, and expect programs like food stamps and kids health insurance to cover the cost of that tax cut. We’re not gonna make you clear it with your boss if you wanna get birth control under the insurance plan you’re on.
We are not going to redefine rape. We’re not going to amend the US Constitution to prevent gay people from getting married. We’re not eliminating the department of energy, or education, or housing at the federal level.
We’re not gonna spend $2 trillion on the military that the military does not want. We won’t be scaling back on student loans because the country’s new plan is that you should “borrow money from your parents.”
We’re not vetoing the DREAM Act, we are not self-deporting. We are not letting Detroit go bankrupt. We are not starting a trade war with China on Inauguration Day in January.
We are not going to have, as a president, a man who once led a mob of friends to run down a scared gay kid to hold him down and forcibly cut his hair off with a pair of scissors while that kid cried and screamed for help – and there was no apology, not ever.
We’re not going to have a Secretary of State John Bolton. We’re not bringing Dick Cheney back. We are not going to have a foreign policy shop stocked with the architects of the Iraq war.
We are not going to do it. We had the choice to do that if we wanted to, as a country.
And we said no. Last night. Loudly.