Sholio (sholio) wrote,
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You know what?

Watching the last 20 minutes or so of the NYT livestream of the Congressional electoral vote confirmation was totally worth it, in part because I got to see Pence stand up and read out loud that Biden won the presidency in realtime, but also ...

-- I just feel really, stupidly proud of them, you know? They just had an absolutely horrific day; they had to evacuate and hide, someone was shot, and then they went back to work and stayed up 'til almost 4 a.m. finishing what is technically a stupidly long ceremonial vote. They could have gone home; no one would have blamed them for going home and reconvening tomorrow. But they stayed and they got it done. And yeah, in the grand scheme of things, something like this isn't like ~profiles in courage~ or anything. But it is strong, and it is brave, and it's a 538-member strong fuck-you to an attempt to subvert our democracy. And I feel ridiculously, weepily proud of it. I feel like the only thing the Trumpists actually managed to accomplish was galvanizing Congress (well, most of them) into actually being the people we elected them to be. It feels like a giant and very satisfying fuck-you to everyone who tried to break our democratic process today. This entry is also posted at https://sholio.dreamwidth.org/1364815.html with comment count unavailable comments.
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