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It’s been an emotional three nights watching the DNC.  And I’m SO SURPRISED at myself because I didn’t think I cared as much as I do or that I was as afraid as I am.   

Last week watching the Republican Convention, I was disturbed by the misquotes, distortions and downright lies.  BUT not to the point of arguing with anyone about it…No, it was more like a malaise, a mild depression set in.  I’ve been complacent and I think SO many of us who supported Barrack Obama four years ago, have become complacent.  And complacency is fertile ground for a disastrous upset.  We CANNOT let that happen!  I’m so glad I’ve watched the Democratic National Convention these past 3 nights because I am REALLY UPSET now!  I realize I have to sit up and take notice, speak up about my candidate, refute distortions, all the while trying to keep politics out of my friendships because I have several Republican friends.

The thing is being Republican is fine but not this new Republican mind set which seems to be based in racism, hate and distrust.  I saw on some station last week a bunch of hate posters, racist depictions of our President, angry words scrawled and this was in Tampa.  Extremism in anything is never a good thing as far as I’m concerned.

But this begs the question, Why am I crying?  NOT because of any of the above, but rather because my emotions are running so high, there’s been a lump in my throat every night, my eyes have filled with tears.  Why?

BECAUSE:

Michelle Obama is a lovely lady, who spoke from her heart.  She was invigorated with emotion and passion and of course she was also saying things I wanted to hear about women’s rights, the right to get equal pay, the right to choose what to with our own bodies.  I’m not a pro-abortionist, I’m not a right-to-lifer, but I am about rights!

Former President Bill Clinton moved my heart, my mind, and my soul.  I wept with admiration for his ability to capture the attention of thousands of viewers who listened with rapt attention.  He was AMAZING! He should have been a preacher (lol, lol,)well maybe not exactly a man of the cloth.  I was so damn proud to have supported him and voted for him.  Last night I was so damn proud to a Democrat, to be in the same party of beliefs that spawned the likes of John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, Hubert Humphrey, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama.

And tonight between tearing up while Gabby Giffords pledged allegiance to our flag and Jennifer Granholm shouting out the f…….g NUMBERS that saved our economy from tanking further, possibly into a real depression- Had all those jobs been lost, the foreclosures would have been overwhelming and thousands of people would have gone bankrupt, lost their homes and gone onto welfare.  If that weren’t enough for one evening, we got Joe Biden.

The pundits are right when they say don’t underestimate Joe, he is REAL, he speaks the truth, he has lived the way MOST of us have lived and he just talks about what he knows. He was spot on tonight!

Helloooooo President Obama! I’m already teary so it won’t take much to make me cry some more.  As I type this, he is speaking and so far the tone and temperament of his speech is clearly about what he has done, what he knows he has to do, why he should do it AND this is what we NEED to hear. This is why we should re-elect him and let him finish the job he has so intelligently started.  And I am truly glad that so far he has not plucked at the strings of my heart.

I am crying because I’m thrilled with the caliber of speakers of these past three nights.  I’m crying because their ideology is based in humanity, because the ideals and proposals have their root in benefiting the most not just the few, because at my age, I have lived through a couple of recessions, watched and waited for the trickledown to actually drip down enough so I could taste it, because perhaps they are all about the middle class.  Hey I was born into the middle class, I am still in the middle class and 99.9% of all the people I know in my life are in the middle class.  It’s a BIG class, some making huge salaries, some just enough to be comfortable…yes it is a BIG class and since there are many more of us than them, I’m glad my party is working hard to keep the middle class intact.

This is why I’m crying tonight!

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