Biden/Harris with a celebration in the air.
New York, New York! (h/t Digby):
I’ve lived in NYC my whole life and I’ve never seen anything like this pic.twitter.com/KVZakF7F5n
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) November 7, 2020
And outside the White House (h/t Raw Story):
A massive crowd is gathering outside the White House to celebrate Biden's win and tell Trump to GTFO of our house. pic.twitter.com/i1LBygSqOq
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 7, 2020
And from the groundbreaking newly-minted Vice President (h/t BJ):
This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.pic.twitter.com/Bb9JZpggLN
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
Harris is history in real time — from The Washington Post this morning:
A vice president-elect stepped forward on Saturday, and, for the first time in American history, she was not a man.
Kamala Devi Harris, a daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, is set to become the highest-ranking woman in the nation’s 244-year existence, as well as a high-profile representation of the country’s increasingly diverse composition.
Harris’s victory comes 55 years after the Voting Rights Act abolished laws that disenfranchised Black Americans, 36 years after the first woman ran on a presidential ticket and four years after Democrats were devastated by the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the only woman to win the presidential nomination of a major party.
Though her own run for president fell apart last year partly because of a lack of enthusiasm, Harris has since been embraced by Democrats, who saw in her a reflection of themselves — a party supported by women and, especially, Black women.
“She brought the names of Black women in history to the stage when she accepted her nomination,” said Glynda Carr, co-founder of the political advocacy group Higher Heights, which recruits and supports Black women in politics.
“Maya Angelou used to say, ‘I come as one, but stand as 10,000.’ That is what she is going to do when she steps into the Oval Office with Joe Biden.”
Read the whole piece, a good primer on our VP.definitely way-not named Pence.
Revel in the happy…for now…
(Illustration: Salvador Dali’s ‘Hell Canto 2: Giants,’ found here).