Kamala Harris & Joe Biden delivery victory speeches in Wilmington, Delaware

Biden Addresses the Nation

Last night, in Wilmington, Delaware, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris celebrated their hard-earned and cathartic win. It has been a long four years of fascism. It has been a roller-coaster Election Week. The President-Elect and Vice-President-Elect wanted the celebration to be socially-distant and masked, another “drive-in” rally, which they’ve been doing for months. Most people got out of their cars to yell and scream and cheer. The atmosphere was electric, especially when Kamala Harris, the first woman to ever be elected to hold national office, stepped on stage in Suffragette White, with her mask. The first words out of her mouth were a quote from John Lewis: “Democracy is not a state. It is an act. What he meant was that America’s democracy is not guaranteed. It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it and that’s exactly what you did.”

Then Handsome Joe Biden, the 46th President of the United States of America, came jogging out because OMG!!! I love him so much, and he delivered the strongest speech I’ve heard him give. It was a speech he’s waited to give for decades and he delivered.

After that, music played and fireworks went off and Kamala’s little nieces stole the show. The music… Tina Turner, Coldplay, Tom Petty and “Higher Love.” This was beautiful.

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Biden Addresses the Nation

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  1. FancyPants says:

    Kudos to the speech writers! Both speeches were pitch perfect and just what everyone needed to hear.

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      Kamala’s speech was un-be-f*ckin-lievable! (To paraphrase A Fish Called Wanda.)

    • AnnaKist says:

      Come on, everyone, tell me: How great do you all feel? What a fantastic weekend it’s been! My household was up all night, given the time differences, watching it all as it unfolded. Mr Biden’s and Ms Harris’s speeches were perfection. The best part is that they made no mention, or even reference, to that thing that has plagued the world for the last 4 years. I want him to have a monumental dummy-spit, and stubbornly refuse to leave the White House, so he gets formally evicted and escorted off the premises. Meanwhile the king and queen of America will get on with the important work of putting the country back together. They can do that anywhere, and in any case, the White House will need the HazMat and CSI Cleaning Crews to fumigate and sterilise the place before they can use it.
      I don’t know how to link it, but if you’ve not seen it already, search YouTube for “Michael Rappaport tells Donald trump to pack his shit”. Beware, it’s NSFW. I received the vid hours and hours before the official announcement. I still chortle.
      Aaah, well done, America. Happy days.

      • Christin says:

        I knew that I was feeling mental stress that started lifting Wednesday, but what I didn’t fully realize was the physical impact. After the race was called yesterday, I felt a physical weight lifted. My entire body feels different – lighter, if you will.

        Now we can only hope for similar change to happen for our worldwide kin who need the same type of relief from corrupt, dangerous “leaders”.

      • NomNom says:

        As a Canadian, I cried tears of happiness so I truly can’t imagine the profound sense of relief and joy Americans must feel. A co-worker said to me the moment after the election was called, “suddenly the world feels more safe”.

      • Becks says:

        Michael Rappaport videos have been giving me life!! It is what got me through this rollercoaster of a week! I am just so happy this 4 year nightmare is over,
        Cheers to our new President and Madame Vice President!

  2. grabbyhands says:

    For some reason, I didn’t cry or get choked up as the results came in or even when they officially called it for Biden (I was still happy as hell, but I think just mentally exhausted), but when Kamala Harris came out and gave her speech, the floodgates opened. I was particularly pleased to hear both of them specifically call out to the black community and black women in particular as being the gatekeepers of our democracy AGAIN.

    I’m hoping all this kumbuyah (I honestly don’t know how to spell that) BS is just for optics, because I have zero intention on reaching out or trying to reason with 45 supporters. They continue to spew ugliness and lies and they’ve shown exactly who they are and will always be. Reaching across the aisle is a fantasy and the sooner the Democratic leadership understands this, the faster we can move on. It’s one thing to want to work in tandem with your colleagues, it’s quite another continually shooting yourselves in the face pandering to people who only wish to harm you.

    • Also Ali says:

      When Kamala Harris came out and gave her speech, the floodgates opened.

      Same! I thought her speech was excellent. I’d love for her to be the 47th president.

      What a great, great day for humanity. I’m still floating lol.

    • Larelyn says:

      CBS had to point out last night Biden won because Reps were voting split ticket – that all the down ticket votes were still strongly red and only the Pres vote was turned blue. They were talking specifically about Philly counties, but I fear this is true across the country (full disclosure: live in a small blue bubble in KS, so might just be the constant conservative brainwashing wearing me down). The hard work is just beginning… I worry the right is going to double-down and make work hell for well-meaning, accomodating politicians.

      One question: why does ever other political philosophy have to bend to conservatives? Why are they allowed to never make concessions for others?

      • Dazed and Confused says:

        @Larelyn — I grew up in that small blue bubble in KS so I completely understand how you feel. Except for a few years when I lived in California, my vote has never been represented in Kansas. This election, my current KS county went blue — both for Biden and for Bollier. I was so disappointed that she lost. Not surprised, just really disappointed.

        Five counties in KS went blue — which is HUGE, don’t you think?

      • Babz says:

        I grew ip in SE Kansas, and it was about as red as red gets. I remember Vern Miller, a Democrat, being attorney general, and of course there was Kathleen Sibelius. I live in Virginia now, and we’ve been turning blue, but I remember when I moved here in 1987, it was pretty red. I try to keep tabs on Kansas, and I have dreams of the blue spread happening there.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I agree. They are old enough and wise enough to know that the other side will never accept their hand of friendship but appearances have to be kept. Kamala will of course do most of the heavy lifting and luckily she has a big and strategic brain to get some things done.

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      I’m with you. When they said those things, I booed, I can’t, won’t, never will reach out a hand in friendship to a Trump supporter for as long as I live. You want me dead. I know it, you know it vegetable lasagne knows it. (To paraphrase Seinfeld.) But if it comes to it, and we have to fight, I’ll be the last one standing. That’s how much I see you and am ready.

    • SnowQueenM says:

      I mean, the division in this country has gone on too long and it’s gotten way too bad. A responsible leader should want to preach unity and togetherness, so the pendulum can swing towards the center a bit.

      As far as reaching out across the aisle… Unless GA wins the runoffs for the Senate, it will be a reality that the Republicans will have a majority there. Mitch McConnell will retain majority leader status and there will need to be a detente between the two parties, for anything to get done.

      That’s not Biden’s fault. It’s a stark, cold reality and the voters are why this is. I think people should start tempering expectations, honestly.

      • Case says:

        Agreed. I know it’s not what we as progressives want to hear and it’s not what is best for the country, but we need to get back to a place in politics of basic civility and compromise before we can really start pushing forward. (I say this meaning politicians – I personally will never befriend a Trump supporter.) We were never going to go from Trump to super-liberalism, and that’s just a fact. Slow and steady. If Biden and Harris do a good enough job (they will!) they or another Dem will win the four years after this, and that’s when we can REALLY start making progress.

        It’s strategic and it’s slow. We need to keep pushing forward and holding our representatives accountable in the meantime.

      • Amy Too says:

        About swinging to the center: it seems like we’re always in the center and that’s why people keep voting between two extremes: they want change. Nothing is getting done. Everyone is doing the very littlest, staying in the middle, compromising the teeth out of any and all legislation and progress. I think that’s one of the reason why america IS so divided right now. People are so very sick of either nothing getting done or everything being very very centrist and in the middle so that no one ends up happy. So the left goes lefter while the right goes righter, and whoever is in the middle just keeps voting for whoever is not currently in power, because they’re trying desperately to signal they want something to happen, they want some kind of change to be made. I’m sick of the middle.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      For me, I was getting ferklempt or flat out crying on and off all day. First, when it was announced, then when friends around the country sent vids about the celebrating in their streets, on Twitter, seeing how many people were genuinely happy (and relieved) for us… What *really* brought on the water-works was a political cartoon posted that showed John McCain, Elijah Cummings, RBG, and John Lewis in heaven, on a cloud, with their arms around each other looking down at us, big smiles on their faces. I flat out ugly cried. Sentiment and stress release…not sure which was stronger.

      I decided that I wanted to celebrate the light coming in from this long, dark tunnel we’ve been in the last four years, and I thought what better than to put up my Hanukkah lights (Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, and it actually comes early this year, on Dec. 10). So I spent the better part of 3 hrs. stringing my blue and white fairy lights on the railing of my balcony, and my mantle, hung my Hanukkah wreath (that lights up) over the mantle, and just as Kamala and Joe’s cars were driving to give their speeches, we turned them on, in all their twinkling glory! Then we sat down with our champagne that’d been waiting for this occasion, and cheered and clapped and enjoyed the *&^%$ out of the moment!

      • Babz says:

        What a perfect way to celebrate! I wish pictures were allowed here! I’d love to see your decorations!

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Babz, I will post them on Twitter. If you want to find me, I’m in there at this same name (but w/out the OG).

    • Amy Too says:

      I am also so sick of hearing news people ask what Biden needs to do to get trump supporters to accept the results of this election. Why does BIDEN have to do that? Why can’t they be asking Trump to concede, or asking what republicans can do to convince their base that they lost? But no, it’s all on Biden to coddle the Trump supporters into… learning how math works?

      And yeah, whenever republicans win anything they go with “we have a clear mandate. This is what the American people chose. We’re going full steam ahead with everything we want to do.” But when Dems win, the republicans are all “now it’s time for you to reach across the aisle and compromise and work with us.” And Dems parrot the same thing. I was getting sick of hearing Biden being so nice. I get it, it’s who he is and what he honestly believes, but it’s disheartening sometimes because you know he’s speaking and acting in good faith about bipartisanship and the other side… is not. At all.

      • Sera Quill says:

        “And yeah, whenever republicans win anything they go with “we have a clear mandate. This is what the American people chose. We’re going full steam ahead with everything we want to do.” But when Dems win, the republicans are all “now it’s time for you to reach across the aisle and compromise and work with us.”

        Amy, unfortunately, that’s how some people work. You can try standing upside down and try explain it to them until your throat bleeds, but they will NEVER see your point of view, they just do not have that capacity. And after a while, you just stop trying or wanting to try because you realise the futility of it. That being said, I also strongly believe that sometimes, the ‘go high when they go low’ just makes them go lower and lower.

        It sucks how some people work and just are.

    • Soupie says:

      Grabbyhands,
      That’s what happened to me! When Kamala came out, and I saw a certain photo of Joe Biden, it just opened the floodgates. As for this Michael Rappaport guy, I’m a terrible person! I can’t stop laughing!! Have always loved outspoken New Yorkers.

  3. BearcatLawyer says:

    Playing Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” after Petty’s family issued a cease and desist to the Trump campaign for playing it at one of their rallies was one of the many highlights of yesterday. Troll level: EPIC.

    Watching their speeches last night was intensely emotional. The real work begins, but we now have two leaders who are with us in the fight.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I have been loving how the Biden/Harris campaign has trolled Trump – they got under his skin and then some.

    • Max says:

      Yes! Their troll game has been next level. I watched with my daughters and cried happy tears. Harris is just incredible.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, lol. And I was thinking about how the Biden campaign won’t be getting any cease and desist orders for ANYTHING they decide to play.

      That so many world leaders stepped up so quickly to congratulate Joe and Kamala was sort of mind blowing to me. The entire world has been waiting for actual grownups to be in the White House again.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Yes, I died when they played Petty!! 😂

    • Christin says:

      The song choice was a reason to have a hearty laugh, wasn’t it. I also liked using Hall & Oates (assume that was a Philly shoutout).

    • ATLMathMom says:

      Not only did the Petty estate not send a cease and desist, they posted on Twitter that they were honored to see Tom included on such an important night. Love it!

  4. Nikki* says:

    They were both AWESOME speeches! My neighbor put up an outdoor screen, & our neighborhood watched their speeches together while cheering and clapping. Cars went by & honked & waved YAYS. And we’re in NC. SO HAPPY & RELIEVED!!

  5. BW says:

    I solemnly swear I will never take my right to vote foregranted.

    I solemnly swear I will never write in my mother for president because I think the two people running are bozos and that she could do better.

    I solemnly swear to research every candidate before I walk into that voting booth, and walk out with my head held high that I made a difference.

    I am so happy that Biden and Harris won.

  6. Snuffles says:

    I love the fact that Kamala came out to
    Mary J Blige’s “Work That”!

  7. joanne says:

    As a Canadian, it’s seeing our best friend emerge from an abusive relationship and come out stronger, braver and more resilient than ever. I’ve never been so invested in an American election before. Lieutenant Colonel Vindman was correct ” here right matters”. I am thrilled for all of you.

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      THAAAANNK YOU! I don’t think any of us realized how much stress we were under. Even COVID feels like a walk in the park now.

    • Esmom says:

      I got choked up just seeing Lt Col Vindman’s name mentioned. The appalling treatment of him during the impeachment trial is what pushed my lifelong Republican dad to embrace Biden.

      The days of viciously discrediting anyone and everyone who doesn’t blindly worship our sick president are thankfully over.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        I so hope Joe addresses this and restores Col. Vindman’s job/honors/pension or at the very least, gives him a civilian position that commiserates it. I hope he does similar for all of the heroes that stepped forward, incl. Reality Winner, who needs to be released from jail immediately.

    • Amando says:

      That’s exactly how I see it. We were in an abusive relationship for 4 years and now we are freeing ourselves from it. We will finally have strong, compassionate leadership again. Yesterday, I danced, I laughed and I cried tears of joy. What an amazing day!

  8. Red Dog says:

    The pussy bow.

    The motherflippin’ PUSSY BOW.

    Take a bow, Madame Veep-elect. That was Cinna-level genius trolling.

    Tears from Down Under.

    • Nev says:

      WORD.
      THE SHADE OF IT ALL.

    • Teebee says:

      I didn’t even think of that! Good catch!

      The white suit.
      The jogging…

      Yup.

      • Noodle says:

        I didn’t make the connection between the bow OR the jogging. I was just in the moment. Thank you for interpreting and pointing out the irony and humor for me! I’m here for it.

    • E.D. says:

      Omg – yes – the pussy bow!
      Nicely done K.H.
      (Hard to believe that incident was only 4 years ago.)

      It WILL be fun to see all the American designers jump on board the presidential fashion train again too.

      Some stunning women, both inside & out to dress now!

    • Oh-Dear says:

      she also wore sorority pearls which is a big deal because she went to Howard.

  9. Leah says:

    The speeches gave me hope and hope is something I haven’t felt for four years. It was nice to hear them speaking to us and not at us. It was nice to hear adults speaking rather then an overgrown child yelling at his enemies.

    I can’t wait until Jan 21st.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      It was nice to hear complete sentences!! Lol

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      Last night was the first DEEP night’s sleep I got in a long time! I don’t know how long it will last though; I’m really afraid of what the Moldy Orange Lame Duck will do between now and Jan. 20. That might start keeping me up again. I hope the JCoS took away the *real* nuke codes at this point, if they haven’t already!

  10. Digital Unicorn says:

    Biden’s win has given hope to the rest of us, esp here in the UK as we look to oust our own Trump – ‘BorisNext’ was trending on UK twitter and am here for that.

    Am soo pleased for you guys and hope the healing can begin but I guess it depends on how GOP decides to play things going forward. Are they going to Dump the Trumps or reset?

    As for Kamala – she is amazing and is going to be such a role model, I hope she’s ready for the responsibility.

  11. Seraphina says:

    It was a breath of fresh air to watch VP Harris give her speech and President Biden as well. Coherent sentences and no attacks; just how to move forward. Exactly what was needed to be heard. And when Biden ran down the list of all the different people who make up this giant country – all I could think was how diverse we are and we need to acknowledge it.
    It was a battle of good vs evil and that what did Trump in. The memes are hilarious and one of my favorite is: Live your life in a way that the entire world doesn’t dance in the streets when you lose your job.
    Sic semper tyrannis!!!

  12. Teebee says:

    So many wonderful memories created with that night…

    Kamala Harris sounding so PRESIDENTIAL, so confident, so comfortable. Beautiful, graceful, strong, competent… I mean, just … DAMN!

    Then Biden JOGGING up the walkway. I mean… come on!

    Then his speech. He was happy, you could tell, but he was also on fire. That he has been waiting to make this speech for decades, and finally was doing it. It was glorious. Inspiring. It’s amazing what 5 years of Trump’s bloviating has done to our psyche that such a simple but dignified message could raise our spirits to the skies…

    And if there’s one thing Americans know how to do, it’s put on an insane fireworks show. I mean if that’s what they can pull together in a few days, can’t wait for January 2021!

    I was traumatized in 2016, in a state of anger and incredulity for the next four years, and yet today, with a global pandemic raging out of control, economic uncertainty, environmental disasters everywhere, people hurting … I’m calm. And happy, elated. But mostly calm.

    We were all very angry at 2020. But what a comeback. Now let’s just get through these next couple of months. Gird your loins…✊

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      God, what a great post.

      What she said to all of it.

      And those fireworks/drones…I was blow away. That was spectacular.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        OMG THE FIREWORKS!!! THE WATERWORKS! LOL

        Also, seeing the families interacting, the GENUINE AFFECTION they have for each other, the CONNECTION…something SUPREMELY LACKING in the LameDuck Family.

        I also am SO HERE for having a first dog again in the WH…and he’s a RESCUE! 😄

    • Esmom says:

      Very well said. And yes, if we have learned anything from this hellish era it’s that we can never let up in the fight for democracy.

    • Babz says:

      I love this post so much, I want to marry it!!

    • Nev says:

      WORD.
      As the great Tori Amos said in her song Concertina…..

      “your the fiercest calm I’ve ever been in.”

      I feel you.

  13. Merricat says:

    I wept all the way through both speeches. Finally, leadership that isn’t predicated on ring-kissing! Joe will be a president for all, and that makes all the difference. And I am so happy that Kamala will be our first (but not our last!) woman to hold national office! We celebrate now, and then we get to work—good work!

    • Call_Me_Al says:

      Yes! This is a great day for all, but especially EDUCATORS, people with DISABILITIES, people of color, women and girls, under-insured, LGBTQIA, non-Christians, and poor people. The shout outs to these groups were awesome.

  14. H says:

    I removed one friend off my FB last night when her new profile pic went up: Biden Is Not My President. I was like, not today, Karen, not today.

    I’ve been afraid the last 4 years, but most especially, the last eight months of the pandemic. But yesterday, I felt hope again. I can breathe and have faith that Joe and Kamala have got our backs, like we’ve got theirs.

    Watching the videos again, more tears of joy.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      One of my casual FB acquaintances went into full racist meltdown last night over Chump’s defeat. It was insane. I have not unfriended her (I am a firm believer in keeping tabs on one’s enemies), but now I know EXACTLY who she is and have evidence to show others who might doubt the kind of person she is.

      • Dee says:

        I snoozed a bunch of people. When their posts pop back up in a month, I’ll decide if they stay or go.

      • H says:

        @BearcatLawyer, no later she went into a full racist and sexist meltdown, as did her sister. I took a screencap. I didn’t remove them because they voted for Trump. It that was the case I would have stopped being their friends in 2016. Nope, it was the racism and misogyny. Nope, nope and a huge nope.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        Exactly, H. I dislike and strongly disagree with the Republican Party and its policies, but I do not necessarily dislike everyone who votes for Republicans. But miss me with the racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and demonization of non-Christian faiths! And you had best believe I will keep screencaps! If that causes people to suffer completely foreseeable and meritorious consequences for their bad actions (like losing their jobs), oh well.

  15. Amy says:

    Their speeches hit me right in the heart, they were joyful and beautiful. I’m optimistic we can begin the healing our country needs, I hope we are able to move forward.

    I also really enjoyed seeing their families so full of life during the music and fireworks!! They were having a blast, especially Joe’s daughter Ashley (at least, I think it was her! Kind of hard to tell!). She was dancing her way on to the stage and it was wonderful to see them all so happy and smiling under the masks.

  16. Becks1 says:

    I cried when she came out in white. LOVED IT.

    They also played Springsteen’s “We take care of our own” before she came out, my husband was so excited lol.

    The energy last night was just so positive. The speeches were hopeful, not hateful. There was no name calling, no lies, just hope for the future. I cried.

  17. ChillyWilly says:

    I loved every minute of their speeches. They both looked and sounded fantastic! I cried when Kamala quoted John Lewis and again when she said she wouldn’t be the last female VP. I laughed with joy when Scrappy Joe came jogging out 💙. And the fireworks were amazing! I loved seeing them all up there basking in the love and celebrating with their beautiful families! Best night I’ve had since the pandemic began. Feels good to have hope again! 😁

  18. Milkweed says:

    I slept like a baby last night. What a difference!

  19. friendofladyliberty says:

    It feels so wonderful to celebrate the election results. We the people have been successful in electing a President and Vice President-elect who are very decent, compassionate, intelligent human beings. The dark ones are plotting, though. Please take the time to follow what the elected officials in your States are doing regarding the canvassing and certification of the votes. There is a play to persuade some of them to ignore the people. #45 will stop at nothing.

  20. WaterIsLife says:

    Please remove this comment. I posted twice. Thank you!

  21. Isa says:

    I have been so happy — and I admit, starting to be worried about a Republican backlash in the midterm elections — but seeing the joy and celebrations of others around the world has really put it over the top. I am so happy for all of us. Finally the abuser has to go. We did it!

  22. Miriam says:

    I don’t usually comment, but this makes me so happy! We had a really bad week here in Vienna with the terror attack, so we needed some good news! And this is good news for all of us. Thanks to all you writers and commenters on celebitchy, I have been meaning to say this for ages. People don’t believe me when I say that I get valuable insights off a celebrity site, but this is so much more than gossip, you guys are so smart and I love coming here and reading the comments.

    • Noodle says:

      @Miriam, I love this community too, for the same reasons. I haven’t commented on any other site, ever, partially because I just don’t want to engage with trolls. This place is different.

      How are the Viennese and the Austrians doing today? I read about the terror attacks there (as well as in France), and it sounds downright terrifying and sickening. I remember life immediately after 9-11 and wondering if there would be more attacks, and not wanting to go out to the movies or to the shopping centers for fear of an attack. I can’t imagine the fear of dealing with BOTH Covid and terrorism and how that can and will impact your community. I’ll be sending positive energy and prayers into the ether today for you and your country and communities. I wish I could offer more.

      • Miriam says:

        Thank you so much for this lovely comment and the positive energy!

        It has been a lot, but I feel like it has also brought us together. It’s difficult to know whether life on the street has change due to the attacks since we’re also in the middle of a second lockdown and have an 8 pm curfew now. It’s sad that this is going to be used by out right wing government to argue for even stricter immigration laws. We can only hope that people see these attacks for what they are: a way to try to divide us and spread fear and distrust. Seeing Trump who uses the same kind of strategies lose this election was amazing! So happy for all of you! And I hope Biden and Harris are going to get things back on track quickly with the pandemic and everything else that’s going on.

      • Noodle says:

        @miriam, are the attacks in Vienna connected to the attacks in France? In France I know they had a triggering event (the teacher showing the cartoons of the prophet from Charlie Hebdo); did something similar happen in Austria, or are the attacks disconnected? Are the attacks being carried out by recent refugees? Forgive my ignorance. We don’t get a ton of news of these events, and I’m trying to understand it from someone who’s living it.

      • Miriam says:

        There’s no direct connection, but there’s been some speculation that the recent terrorist attacks in Europe might have been triggered by Turkish President Erdogan’s comments. As far as I understand the Turkish economy is currently taking a nosedive and in Trump fashion he needs to start conflicts to divert from his failings. The attacker wasn’t a recent immigrant, he was born in Austria but probably got radicalized on the internet and through radical groups in Europe. So far it looks like he is part of a larger network and ISIS has claimed responsibility but then they like to do that even if they are not involved. So far all the recent immigrants I have met through work have fled their countries to get away from radical groups, so it’s especially sad that some of our politicians are trying to put blame on this group of people. The amazing thing is that two muslim men saved several people-including one police officer-during the attack and are now known as the “heroes of Vienna”.

  23. Case says:

    I forgot what it was like to feel this hopeful. We actually have a chance of getting out from under COVID! Of police reform! There are so many possibilities.

    What will it be like to wake up to normal headlines? To be able to watch the president speak and feel energized instead of disgusted? To watch him inform journalists with the truth instead of slinging insults and lying? I can’t wait. Normalcy. As Van Jones said last night, boring is the new exciting.

  24. DM2 says:

    “For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

    The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”

    Congrats to all the voices of reason and science who have brought you all out of the sunken place — Canada is exhaling with you!

  25. L4frimaire says:

    They both gave such good speeches and the joy and energy were electric. We were watching at a friends ( post election garage party) and we’re applauding along with the crowds. The amount of joy in the streets shows our collective relief we are still a democracy and so happy we rejected Trump and his vindictiveness. To hear a leader actually embrace the American people, not mock or insult, stress unity, and recognize and thank everyone who help him there, is truly a joy to behold.

  26. Poisonella says:

    I really wanted the ticket the other way around, but I will settle for Vice President Harris- for now. My late Father who was a total political junkie thought she would go far- he was watching some senate committee meeting, and said she was the smartest person in the room.

  27. Mina_Esq says:

    I liked how the drone show included congrats to the VP-elect! Can you even imagine Trump sharing the spotlight with Pence?! Nope! On a completely superficial note, I hope all those designers that refused to dress Melania step up to dress all the amazing Democrat ladies for the inauguration – I’m talking a fashion show of Dr Biden, VP Harris, Stacey Give-Her-Anything-She-Wants Abrams, Sen Warren, Sen Klobuchar, etc.

  28. Jaded says:

    It was perfect, absolutely impeccable. When the fireworks started I could hear people out on their balconies whooping and hurrahing, and it filled my heart with joy. Congratulations from Victoria, BC, Canada has your back again!!

  29. bettyrose says:

    I was sobbing during Madame VP’s speech, and I’m crying a little as a type this. But Georgia still holds the key to the Senate, giving Biden-Harris the chance at a meaningful, productive presidency. Starting tomorrow, let’s all join the fight in Georgia to turn the Senate.

  30. SomeChick says:

    SO relieved! I feel like I’ve gained two inches of height, and my shoulders are no longer next to my ears all the time!

    And I know they are up to the task. I’m hoping the midterms will continue to go in a positive direction, once people see the dems are not the boogeyman.

    Hooray!!!

  31. Lissdogmom02 says:

    I ugly cried at her speech, I’m so happy they won. Joe was so awesome too. Then I pulled myself together and donated to Georgia run off race. Oregon here I can’t vote, but I will donate all I’m able. If we pick up those two spots we can start affecting new change. I’m so excited but are work is not done.

  32. Amy Too says:

    I put my American flag up again yesterday! It feels good to have it back and to celebrate this version of America. I had it down for 4+ years because I didn’t like who America was becoming, I wasn’t proud of the country, I didn’t like how the flag had been co-opted by racists, and i didn’t want any of my neighbors to think I was a MAGAT. But I put it up again yesterday when I saw all the various American flags being held and waved by such an awesomely diverse group of people at Biden and Harris’s victory speeches last night, and I’m keeping up all my Biden Harris signs so that everyone will know what version of America this flag is celebrating for me. I’ve had people honk their horns and cheer as they drive by the house today and yesterday and see the Biden Harris sign and it feels like I’m sharing a very awesome celebratory moment with my neighbors each time.

  33. SM says:

    “We can lead not by example of power, but by power of example”. I cried. Truly. Only after four years of speech being a form of violence can we really appreciate words that inspire. Also a little geeky trivia. Biden once wrote to my favourite philosopher Hannah Arendt. It is at this point in time so wonderful to know that the leader of USA is a person who reads books and is interested and invested in what he does. And Kamala looked absolutely beautiful. She is not only be a great leader on power but will bring some needed style to the White House after four years of the Melania

  34. Rise & Shine says:

    They are amazing and brilliant. So proud of them. Beautiful speeches! My heart is singing and soaring for the first time in years. LOVE and hope, always.

  35. Jen says:

    I wish I could celebrate with the rest of you, ,or even hope that this is/will be true, but this is not over. Trump will never leave-his evil has infiltrated so much of this country and he has dirt on so many other traitors and has so many sycophants. I still think Barr and some members of the Supreme Court are going to pull something. And then there is still despicable Mitch McConnell to contend with. And millions of Americans still voted for this racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, greedy, lying, rapist sociopath, who murdered members of their own families by denying COVID. I want to exhale but I can’t. We can’t let down our guards. We owe it to every human being who has been demeaned, attacked, silenced, imprisoned and murdered by this Evil, to keep our eyes, ears and hearts wide open and continue fighting this war for the soul of this county.

  36. Hdjncd says:

    Can you do a story about how newsmax is the new Fox News volunteering to lead the trumpies during this time.

  37. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’ve been in a satisfied daze. Yesterday, when the news went ’round the world, I could physically feel the tension in my neck loosen a bit, letting blood flow to my brain once again. I had to concentrate my breathing because it was as though several tons had been lifted from my shoulders. When the speeches started, after I made myself a large mimosa, I sat patiently waiting for Harris. The live chat was exploding on the right of the screen. But when she walked out and began speaking, my heart palpitated as rivers began to flow down my cheeks. I’m don’t cry, but I bawled like a baby lol.

    What touched me even more was when the camera panned a crowd which represented a real America. It was beautiful. I want to bathe in this feeling a while before I worry about our new President and Vice President (I can type that with pride again). Their safety and the knowledge of what awaits them is hard to swallow so for right now, it’s truly a time for thanks and giving.

  38. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’ve been in a satisfied daze. Yesterday, when the news went ’round the world, I could physically feel the tension in my neck loosen a bit, letting blood flow to my brain once again. I had to concentrate my breathing because it was as though several tons had been lifted from my shoulders. When the speeches started, after I made myself a large mimosa, I sat patiently waiting for Harris. The live chat was exploding on the right of the screen. But when she walked out and began speaking, my heart palpitated as rivers began to flow down my cheeks. I’m don’t cry, but I bawled like a baby lol.

    What touched me even more was when the camera panned a crowd which represented a real America. It was beautiful. I want to bathe in this feeling a while before I worry about our new President and Vice President (I can type that with pride again). Their safety and the knowledge of what awaits them is hard to swallow so for right now, it’s truly a time for thanks and giving.

  39. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    I heard on MSNBC (all hail Kornacki!!!!) that by jogging out to give his acceptance speech President Biden was sending a VERY clear message to the White House and dumpster.
    Bumbling, old, sleepy Joe my ass!!!!!

  40. yinyang says:

    Honestly I can’t stop watching this on repeat. Kamala looked ethereal, I can’t explain it. Joe was perfection. And I love this family!! I feel like they’ve spent a great deal of time together, and it makes me so happy we have them for years to come. They’re the best ever.