This past week, new levels of ugliness were unleashed by the McCain-Palin campaign.
It’s stressful. It’s stressful and anxiety-provoking to think that maybe America’s soul is permanently fouled with racism, that for hundreds of years it’s been convenient for some people to vote completely opposite their economic interests so long as they don’t have to grant equal rights to or acknowledge Those Ones.
I’m sickened with the fear that our old habits will reassert themselves and the latent racism of millions of people (combined with GOP voter fraud) will deliver McCain-Palin to us in 2009. It’s hard to keep equilibrium; it’s hard to feel like one’s small efforts to phonebank or canvass or write is enough let alone effective.
It’s oh so hard to keep the faith and believe that this time, America will do the right thing and enough people will elect Obama-Biden so we can have a fighting chance of figuring out our huge financial problems and sort out the rest of what we need.
So, here’s something overwhelmingly cute and hopeful.
(Thank me later.)