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Election Day Was Nerve-Wracking But We Got Victory! TWO TERMS!

My goodness. It’s been a LONG election season and I am beyond elated that President Barack Obama said “this seat is taken” and America said “IT SURE IS!”

Obama seats taken

The road there was clearly a long one, and election day itself felt like 72 hours. IT WAS TORTUROUS! My nerves were sooo bad that I quarantined myself away from most media consumption all day. I did not have my TV on, I stayed away from blogs and news sites and when I was signed into Twitter, I only stayed in my mentions. I didn’t want to read about the voter suppression, or the long lines or the speculations of who was taking what state. The minute-by-minute coverage was not for me!

Anxieties have anxieties

I feel you, Charlie Brown.

It was just nerve-wrecking. And I said prayers. May the God of Cain, Abel and Susan Lucci protect the White House from the hands of Mitt Romney! The God of Shadrack, Meshack and all the billy goats will ensure Barack Obama’s victory! Weapons of fraud by GOP WILL NOT PROSPER! I implored folks to step into a prayer closet and oil their scalps with holy water! It was just that important.

Then I finally stopped acting like I could focus on work and jumped on Twitter. Y’all know I go there for snacks and jokes. What met me was foolery. Leave it to the folks on Twitter to make you feel better (or worse) by proving that they can be dumber than a box of rocks. Like this child left behind:

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CHILE… WUT?? What is the electrical college? Do you learn how to hook up A/Cs? Do they teach you about not touching hot light bulbs? Lawd. Bless her heart.

So while others monitored election results, I monitored the foolishness that happens on Twitter. And updated DumbestTweets.com more often that I would have liked to. So many belligerent dummies, so little time.

PhotobucketAs much as I was trying to avoid it, news was seeping through to me. I heard Florida was once again being problematic, and I prayed that FOR ONCE, that state won’t be the middle finger of America. I’m convinced that Florida is history’s way of paying America back for what it did to Native Americans. They’re the curse on all our houses. SMDH.

I kept clowning on the Twitters and I’d peek every once in a while at the results. And every time I saw that Barack and Mitt were tied or close in electoral votes, my heart would hit its dougie in my chest and I’d be all “NAWL, B!” I was sweating like Wesley Snipes on tax day! I even had to go take a shower just to cool off. IT WAS TOO STRESSFUL FOR A GOON!

Then around 10:30pm CST, it was announced that President Obama took Ohio, which took him over the 270 mark that he needed to win! HE WON!!! And MITT LOST!

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I. LOST. MY. MIND.

I didn’t e’em know what to do. Scream, shout or do the wobble. I was in joyous hysterics. And I tweeted in a bunch of caps. And I was all “FUCK YEAH, OHIO! YOU DID THIS!” And “AMERICA, OMG!!! AMERICA, YOU DID THIS!!! COME HERE AND LET ME HUG YOU TENDER!!! *invades everyone’s personal space* YESSSSSSSS!!!!! YES WE DID!!!”

And I was overcome with joy as it felt like the big elephant sitting on my chest walked to the White House (you see what I did there). And I know everywhere, folks were doing jigs. I hit my dougie so hard it grows up to be Sir Douglas IV of Edinburg! YESSSS!!!

But 30 minutes after they called Ohio for Barack, we found out that Mitt wasn’t conceding the state because he felt like it was too close to call. Sir, your sore loserdom is showing, tuck it in.  It didn’t work for Effie White and it ain’t gon work for you. “And I am telling you. I’m not going…” Pick up your dereon duffel and concede. DAYUM.

RuPaul Mitt Romney Sashay Away

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After an hour or so, Mitt finally calls President Obama to lay his burdens down and admit he lost. He gets on stage in a purple tie (duly noted, strategists) and gave a gracious (for him) speech. He actually looked like he might have been crying before coming on stage but I didn’t have much dambs to give about his hurt feelings. I was just glad to be done with him.

Finally, Barack Obama gets onstage in front of a packed house at McCormick Place in Chicago and I get my LIFE!!! He comes up with the first family, and I got verklempt.

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OMG! The First Family gives me everything! Look at the girls! Malia’s almost as tall as her parents now. And Lil Sasha ain’t e’em little no more! I was getting all misty-eyed like some proud aunty for no reason! The Obama girls have grown up right before our eyes in such a short time. I love it!

The President’s song choice as he strutted out with the fam was “Signed Sealed Delivered” and it was perfect!

He then proceeded to give one of the most amazing speeches I’ve ever heard. It was so good that I think it belongs in history books, next to some of the ones we were made to recite in elementary school. He e’em thanked Joe Biden, calling him “the best Vice-President any man could ask for.” YESSS!!! You better give Uncle Joe the props! I imagine they were backstage doing this:

Joe Barack Jayz Kanye

*Otis screams*

But more on his speech in my next blog post, where I break down how amazing the speech was and what this election means to me (even beyond the President being re-elected).

Long story long, FUCK YEAH, AMERICA!!! Four more years for President Barack Obama to do real work! WE DID GOOD, YALL! YES, WE DID!

How did you spend election day, and what did you do to celebrate? Or were you mad? OOP.

P.S. DC, WE OUTCHEA in January!!! You can catch me juking for Jesus on U-Street! INAUGURATION RATCHETNESS IS ON THE HORIZON!

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36 Comments

  1. Magi324
    November 7, 2012 at 7:12 am — Reply

    I’m celebrating by working from home! I don’t have the time nor the patience for my butt hurt co-workers who were supporting Romney. They can pout in a corner by themselves today.

  2. Micki
    November 7, 2012 at 7:20 am — Reply

    I was on pins and needles the entire night! I couldn’t take it so I got my news from Twitter and Facebook. LOL

    I did get a little verklempt when I saw Michelle, Malia and Sasha come out. Malia’s braces are off! Such beauties.

  3. Pumps and Gloss
    November 7, 2012 at 7:30 am — Reply

    When OH was called from President Obama, I was shouting and dancing in my family room. My mom on the phone was thanking Jesus and I may or may not have spoken in tongues. lol

  4. Lex
    November 7, 2012 at 7:48 am — Reply

    Luvvie!!!!! U be killin me!! Dead @ Sir Douglas IV.. But yes i too am so overjoyed that america re-elected our great POTUS! And im not missin work.. Imma jus give em all that o you mad look and then a big smile :)

  5. Margaret
    November 7, 2012 at 8:19 am — Reply

    When OH went blue, I screamed! BEST NEWS EVA! We still have him as Pres and we still have her as First Lady #girlcrush

    And when the First Family showed up, I lost it. Went to bed and woke saying it wasnt a dream.

  6. November 7, 2012 at 8:25 am — Reply

    Obama wins ALL THE AWARDS!

    The speech I heard this morning on the radio and I was crying in my car.

  7. Jennaboo
    November 7, 2012 at 8:26 am — Reply

    I felt like I did tha damn thang when I voted for the first time and saw that my vote for B counted. That’s the greatest feelin in da world! But anywho, Romney was a sore loser. I knew it, you knew it, my boo knew it, my mama and daddy knew it… hell errbody knew he was… and girllll… My facebook went all to hell between the time I went to work (midnight EST) to right now (ppl still buggin… Get da fuck over it!!!). And to shut them all what we call the fuck up, I posted my status right before I went to work last night as follows:

    Jennifer Adams Rice
    9 hours ago via mobile
    To all the people that voted for Romney… I hear yall bellyaching about America is ruined…but it’s negative attitudes like that, make the country as bad as yall say it is. Long story short, it’s up to us as Americans to work together as a nation. It’s not just the President’s responsibility, no matter who was elected. Its OUR country too… *drops the microphone, chucks deuces, and leaves to go to work*

    Let that be known… oh and btw Luvvie, I ADORE your blog posts. Keep doing what you do best, boo.

    • Amber
      November 7, 2012 at 9:17 am — Reply

      Dear Jennaboo, could I please use this as my status on fb?? Some of my butt hurt friends could use this today. #pleaseandthanks

  8. FelicityR
    November 7, 2012 at 9:11 am — Reply

    Luvvie… These gifs. You can’t have me hollering in this office! Hahahahahaha!

  9. November 7, 2012 at 9:32 am — Reply

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  10. Kina
    November 7, 2012 at 9:51 am — Reply

    I really can not breathe with that last gif. At all!

  11. LadyC
    November 7, 2012 at 9:52 am — Reply

    SO yea about January…. I will be renting my apartment out come get you a piece!

  12. Mrs. Reed
    November 7, 2012 at 9:53 am — Reply

    My husband was scared I was going to make myself go into early labor. I was on pins and needles. When he own Ohio I jumped up…then I felt my baby ball up inside me like “mama, sit cho’ arse down!

  13. Shida
    November 7, 2012 at 9:57 am — Reply

    Last night gave me life! When the news broke on FB (I just couldn’t watch the news), I just completely broke into tears of joy. My Native American hubby started doing a fancy pow-wow dance followed up by the gangnam style pony and shuffle. Meanwhile, I’m still crying and this fool (the hubs) runs outside into our white neighborhood and screams,”It’s Barack bitches! Four more years- this is what you get for stealing my land!” He ain’t shit and I love him all over again for it!

    • Lost the ability to can...
      November 7, 2012 at 10:06 am — Reply

      i was dead and gone at your husbands pow-wow dance then i came back to life at him saying “that’s what you get for stealing our land”…lmao!!

    • Charlotte
      November 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm — Reply

      I love your husband!

    • Serenity
      November 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm — Reply

      Damn!

    • Max
      November 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm — Reply

      Your Hubby is everything!

    • Tiffany
      November 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm — Reply

      I think iLive for your husband!

    • Shaleen
      November 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm — Reply

      Hahaha! Your hubby is the bomb!

    • November 8, 2012 at 12:30 am — Reply

      *DEAD AND GONE* Your husband WINS everything! LMAOOOOOO!!!!

    • TeeNikki
      November 8, 2012 at 7:38 am — Reply

      iCackled
      iHollered
      iDied

      Thanks for leaving my children orphans LMBO. Your husband is thebomb.org.net.co.us.gov

    • Margaret
      November 8, 2012 at 8:31 am — Reply

      Game: your Husband lol

    • Shida
      November 8, 2012 at 9:33 am — Reply

      And damn me for not having the foresight to record it- then he could have won the Internet too! Damn those tears of joy!

  14. November 7, 2012 at 10:32 am — Reply

    I was at work listening to NPR and getting ready to leave. They hadn’t called Oregon or Ohio yet as I was walking out and when they probably were, one of the big bosses stopped me (to start talking smack) and my phone rang-it was Mom and Dad of course and she’s on the phone all emotional telling me the electoral college count and that Romney officially had no path to 270. Then that we (Ohio!) stayed blue and the president was reelected.
    I conveyed this to the big boss who gave me a fist bump and said “I knew it was too quiet in here.” hahahaha
    Then came four more calls and then texts from people.
    I am STILL on Cloud Nine.

    And Sasha and Malia are as awesome as their daddy and beautiful as their mom. I LOVE our First Family. And Second too-I know y’all saw Jill workin’ that blue dress!

    • LuckBALady
      November 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm — Reply

      YES, for Jill and that dress!!! You know she bad to be Mrs. Joe Biden.

  15. Serenity
    November 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    @ It didn’t work for Effie White and it ain’t gon work for you. “And I am telling you. I’m not going…”

    I WILL NOT DO THIS WITH YOU!!!!

    You gonna get me fired for spitting beverages at my monitor!!!

  16. Lexi
    November 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm — Reply

    My boyfriend and I hit all types of dougies and our signature dances we do randomly lol!!! i mean we slapped fives every time Obama’s number rose!!! It was such an exciting nights! oh and he made us celebratory samiches ( yea samiches! they’re that goooooood lol)

    First Family looked absolutely stunning!!! Truly a beautiful sight!!! glad I witnessed it!

  17. nichole
    November 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm — Reply

    I’m nervous and anxious on my own but yesterday I was feeling like I couldn’t breathe.

    I crawled on the couch, turned the tv to Spiderman 3 and talked with Jesus. I prayed, meditated and visualized the electoral college numbers moving up and up for President Obama. After what seemed like forever my phone rang but by then, I knew all was going to be well. On the other end was my mom saying “It’s Obama”.

  18. November 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm — Reply

    I love you. This was everything.

  19. J. Lionel
    November 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm — Reply

    I loved the fact I was there to watch the President’s speech…I must admit, though, I laughed ’til I almost became incontinent when I lip-read Sasha saying she had to go to the bathroom!

  20. November 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    I loved this post! I was up Allll night. I am so happy and proud. All the rape-y boys got the FIRM smack down! And so many women, and the first open gay…I am an American expat living in the UK, and…y’all made me proud!
    yes, I voted, and no, socialized-nazi-care has not sent me to the camps. 0____o the NHS isn’t perfect but IT SO ROCKS.
    I died and met my gods at the shadrack and the mandem reference! Luvvie…ibow to you!

  21. Deekiemack
    November 7, 2012 at 8:14 pm — Reply

    I have to admit. I really think that’s my little sister in that gif. I need her to do one mo quarter turn to confirm…Love you Luvvie! Now I gotta call the baby sis…

  22. TeeNikki
    November 8, 2012 at 7:46 am — Reply

    Luvvie, you give me life on a daily. Man, the times are so digital, I ain’t e’em have to leave the comforts of my Sealy to get alllll the bizness. I ain’t e’em have to leave FB LOL. When bammas started sayin he won, I kept scrolling to make sure somebody wasn’t trippin, when I saw the news say it, I just broke down with sweaty eyes thankin God Almighty. Smitty is a rat bastid for being so cocky he didn’t write a concession speech. That’s why he lost, God don’t like ugly. Or racists. Or binder creators.

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