My garden is full of signs that clearly show where I am. I think I shouldn’t have been surprised when my neighbors – almost as soon as the election was finally set for Biden and Harris on Saturday morning – even the ones I’d never met – went down for some celebratory bubbles. When I stopped sobbing with joy, a neighbor took the best picture of me I had ever taken.
Yes, it says “Everyone except Trump 2020” on my shirt. I bought it just before Trump’s poorly attended inauguration.
Of course, not all of my neighbors were happy. The Make Liberals Cry Again flag has mysteriously disappeared from the house five doors down. And then it happened.
Unfortunately, I don’t live in a big city. I live in a sleepy little town in Trump Land. Let’s see what was going on in New York City.
Seriously. The whole city exploded with joy.
Here’s an impromptu march marked by the former reality TV star catchphrase.
To have had the pleasure of walking around New York at that historic moment today when the news hit and seeing New Yorkers smile, sing, wave, dance, and play songs from their balconies on their pots and pans was pure magic. I felt like I was in a movie. 🇺🇸❤️ pic.twitter.com/YVhHZnvCUP
– Jameela Jamil @ (@jameelajamil) November 7, 2020
People were literally dancing in the street … together.
Even local New Yorkers were impressed with the widespread vocal celebration.
Brooklyn celebrated those whom Trump wanted to win as his accomplices in stealing the elections.
You also celebrated yourself.
While the hometown that rejected him rejoiced, Donald Trump played golf. Really.
The residents of Washington, DC welcomed him back to his future home, as you might expect.
People don’t like the 45th White House resident.
Trump risked the life of his intelligence detail to wave to followers outside of Walter Reed when he had COVID-19. He didn’t wave to this crowd.
This gentleman had a special present for the one-year-old president.
After months of force-feeding Trump Super Spreaders, people were excited to sing him Trump’s home song as soon as he got home.
The crowd in front of the White House celebrating Joe Biden’s planned victory roars YMCA – the song with which President Trump ended his recent rallies. pic.twitter.com/UkrsBq8l5M
– Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 7, 2020
Oh to be in DC today.
Delusional MAGA bots stormed the Capitol, but they weren’t alone.
Let’s take a moment to see what that historic moment was like for the nation’s new leadership.
Here is a snapshot of Biden’s daughter.
The epic, super big deal that a woman of a color who rises to veep is is not lost on anyone.
It’s confusing when you think about it. This country is so sexist and racist.
But today is a new day.
It’s a very, very big thing.
For the first time in American history, women and women will rank second and third in the presidency on January 20, 2021.
– Kristin Wilson (@kristin__wilson) November 7, 2020
The woman who should have been the nation’s first president had only kind words to offer.
Voters have spoken and selected @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris as our next President and Vice President.
It’s a ticket to history, a rejection of Trump, and a new side for America.
Thank you to everyone who contributed. Continue together. pic.twitter.com/YlDY9TJONs
– Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 7, 2020
Sec. Hillary Clinton was far from the only big name celebrating the brighter days ahead.
People celebrated wherever they were. 07/11/2020 is quite a MOOD.
Cher is known for being quite vocal on Twitter – often in capital letters – but she held back … “for Joe”.
I can’t believe IM SO SO, SO, SO HAPPY😭.
It would be easy to post horrific pictures and cartoons of
Trump but knowing Joe really means what he says about being president
EVERYONE & as tempting as it is
WOULD BE OUT OF RESPECT FOR Joe, whom I won’t post
Terrible pictures of Trump🙄
– Dear (@cher) November 7th, 2020
Even musicians known for their melancholy could not suppress their joy.
Another famous Brit celebrating the Biden Harris victory reminded us of how much Trump hurt the perception of the US around the world.
I am very much looking forward to returning to an America devoid of harsh words and names and being among people I know have in common and harmony. It’s a challenge, but it can be done!
– Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) November 7, 2020
Seriously. Not only are we who have been forced to live under Trump relieved. It’s the whole damn world.
Elsewhere in Europe …
And on the other side of the world …
But let’s go back to the cities that made this possible. What’s up, atlanta?
Masks up, flags up.
Georgians aren’t worried about a recount … if Trump pays one at all.
I’m not sure where this happened, but I have a feeling that this MAGA bot wasn’t expecting this answer.
Sure, dude, let’s check in at MAGAworld. Just for a minute.
This poor kid (who’s probably a teenager by now) is so close to freedom (from memes, anyway).
The silence from the right was really deafening …
Here’s what Mitch McConnell and his team have tweeted about since the presidential race in Joe Biden’s favor:
MCCONNELL: No tweets
THUNE: The same
BARRASSO: The same
BLUNT: The same
ERNST: The same
BOY: List of restaurants open in Indy
– Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) November 7, 2020
… unless they spat out nonsense.
Impressive. After that, we deserve a palate cleaner.
In fact, we deserve two. My dear late hero made a promise that we have proven true.
“Be friendly. Be hopeful. Be optimistic. Never come down. Everything will be fine … We are one people. We are a family. We all live in the same house.” – John Lewis pic.twitter.com/Bbhc3xsysw
– Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) November 7, 2020
Hell again. Who cuts onions? Actually nobody. I cry. Rep. Lewis was right. It will be alright. It will be fine. But before we put the Kleenex away, we should report to another American hero.
Time for a laugh. That definitely drove me crazy. Be sure to see to the end.
Seriously, let’s give credit where it’s due.
It is also very important to mention this: non-white voters saved this democracy. GA would not have been flipped and Democratic turnout would have been generally inadequate without Black and Latin American voters
– abe 🎃 (@abel_craig) November 6, 2020
Hooray for the black voters! I worked in a 100% black district drowned out by racist white voters for Trump. I cried on election night, but then …
Let’s go!!!!! Black voters came through … again. Be proud as hell, but don’t stop! We have to stay organized and keep working. We only give one tip. I promise I am here for you all! ✊🏾💪🏾🖤 @Morethanavote pic.twitter.com/Zi1NInJeOd
– LeBron James (@KingJames) November 6, 2020
And it wasn’t just black voters.
And the Navaho Nation! ::
1. Of the 85,000 registered voters on Navajo, 76,000 voted. 89% turn out
2. Of these 76,000 voters, 74,000 voted for Biden and 2,000 for Trump
3. Biden’s current lead in Arizona is about 40,000
♥ ️ ♥ ️ ♥ aYa’ah’teeh MFs
– Seevogel (@burdettchris) November 7, 2020
Indigenous peoples made a HUGE difference in this choice.
With a lot of talk about native voting in Arizona. I thought I was going to split 2 cards. The left side shows a map with all 22 tribes of the state. The right to an updated voting result for 2020 is arranged by district. This gives you an idea of how indigenous communities voted in the 2020 elections. pic.twitter.com/scrWENDVO2
– Shondiin Silversmith⁷ (@DiinSilversmith) November 6, 2020
A great ¡gracias! to the Latino voters!
Latino voters showed up and helped turn AZ blue for the first time in 24 years. Not only do we take your jobs, but your states too! 😂😂😂
– Liz Gonzales (@TheLizGonzales) November 4, 2020
However, Biden-Harris’ victory by Americans of color certainly has nothing to do with what Trump did to this country – or the hatred that brought him to power in the first place.
Victory is not enough. Denazification must follow.
– Victor Laszlo (@Impolitics) November 7, 2020
The Trump empire is far from falling.
Just look at the referendum and how close it was. About 70 million voters were okay with Trump by four more years. You probably know some of them.
I can’t believe we have to skip that one Thanksgiving day that WE get so annoying about the elections
– Kate Halliwell (@katehalliwell) November 7, 2020
But for every Uncle Racist and Aunt Trumplover there is a Grandma Liberal. Hope you haven’t put your Kleenex away.
I’m a sucker for dates and anniversaries and all, so this got me hooked.
CNN reports that Biden was first elected to the Senate on that day in 1972.
– Jewel Wicker (@jewelwickershow) November 7, 2020
President-elect Biden’s victory video was also very moving.
America, I am honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
The work ahead of us will be tough, but I promise you this: I will be President for all Americans, whether you voted for me or not.
I’ll keep the faith you put in me pic.twitter.com/moA9qhmjn8
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020
I could go on forever, but I’ll end things here.
Look. I know I missed a TON of great celebrations in most cities that contributed to this win, but I have a deadline and have been working on it all day. So, drop YOUR favorite Victory Day scenes (let’s call it that?) Below and throw your own Victory Party in the comments!
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