There’s a lot about 2017 that’s instilling feelings of shame in regular Americans. So much of what we love about this country seems to be directly threatened by the misogynistic, racist, xenophobic man a minority of voters chose to represent us.
And yet there have still been quite a few things that remind us what’s still at the core of the United States of America. Let’s not forget that just because a blowhard bigot is having his day in the sun.
Here are a few of the things that make me refuse to give up hope.
Every time Trump attacks the media
I suddenly understand the intense patriotism so many on the right feel when they erroneously think Democrats want to trample all over the Second Amendment. It’s how I feel when Trump shows an aggressive disdain for the First.
Reading about the record number of Democratic women running for office
Today, @emilyslist announced that 15,000+ women have reached out since Election Day about running for office! 7,000+ want to help them run.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 27, 2017
This Hamilton Mixtape music video for “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
The same goes for every time I listen to the album or the original Hamilton soundtrack.
Watching Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman is my NASCAR.
Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents Dinner
Every time Elizabeth Warren speaks
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 30, 2017
Kamala Harris’ ultimate Take No Shit face
Every time Pete Souza posts on Instagram
Calling my representatives
It’s not just your right, it’s your duty. (5calls.org is a great resource!)
— 5 Calls 🇺🇸 (@make5calls) June 29, 2017
Happy Birthday, America. Remember, resistance is patriotic.
Liberty Bell wishing the GOP a happy 4th! pic.twitter.com/DFd0rHfqhI
— Betty Gilpin (@bettygilpin) July 4, 2017
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