Does your vote count? Yes.
Does the right leadership make a difference? Yes.
Remember who trademarked the phrase "Fair and Balanced".
Remember who benefits from voter apathy.
Remember that sometimes we're individuals, and sometimes we're needed as a unified people. It's called the social contract.
Did we attack people personally for their vote when we questioned their leaders? Maybe, but that's part of the process. Speaking truth to power is our birthright. We must grow a backbone, rattle off our thin skins, and get real.
Do we need to be civil in victory? Yes. Good people have been abused by bad leaders, but, frankly, their feelings aren't as important to me as are the victims of the past eight years of unlawful rule by thugs and theocrats.
They say a new day is dawning for the Democratic party. A new era like the one we saw begin with FDR that ended in Grant Park in 1968.
Still, if we manage to do nothing else but bring the Republican party back to its center, and move it to govern away from the kooks and the gun-nuts and the homophobes, we'll have done a great victory for consensus government in the future.
Beyond those observations, we simply don't know what's going to happen next. How utterly exciting.