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This is an even better country than I thought it was

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Let me finish tonight with this.

It stunned me, too. As I sat there Tuesday night, I couldn’t believe what I was watching. So I sympathize with Governor Romney. I, too, didn’t see this sweep coming.

Same-sex marriage, legalization of marijuana, new taxes to pay for education…Is this America or Greenwich Village? How liberal have we gotten? We’ve gone down in history electing the first African-American president. Now, we’ve done it again, giving this president double majority votes, something only FDR has gotten among Democrats, going all the way back to the Civil War.

So I’m still stunned. I will wake up sometime this weekend after, I hope, a long sleep and realize, just as I did four years ago, this is an even better country than I thought it was.

And I really did think it was the most wonderful country in the world long before any of this happened.

This is an even better country than I thought it was

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