Former President Obama has recovered his original Twitter account and has sent a message of hope to a thoroughly depressed and infuriated American people. As Donald Trump celebrates his victory and the police unleash concussion grenades on protestors and we all grapple with our overwhelming sense of loss and fear for the future, our departing leader has left us with a reminder that he’s still going to be with us:
Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on? Michelle and I are off on a quick vacation, then we’ll get back to work.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2017
Yes. We will get back to work, and the gods only know how much work there will be to do, resisting the oligarchal takeover of America and the gutting of our social safety net, defending our civil liberties and the sanctity of our wildernesses. He will still be our president in spirit if not in actual office, and we’re going to need him.