More important than being a messenger of news, I stayed up all night for Martin Richard. I stayed up all for Krystle Campbell. I stayed up all night for Lu Lingzi. I stayed up all night for Officer Sean Collier. I stayed up all night for all of those who were hurt by those two blasts on Boylston Street.
Louisville shooting guard, Kevin Ware's injury last night was gruesome. It was unlike anything most of us had ever seen before on live television (most of us aren't old enough to remember 1985 when Lawrence Taylor laid a devastating blow on Joe Theismann that snapped his leg in half).
It does not matter what race or creed these children were born. As a nation, we embrace them all, as our children, America's children. Their zip codes in life might have been different, but in death, they rest in peace in the same town.
All our generation has ever asked for was a chance for this day to come. When we met Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, we met a visionary. That is who we elected. A man who could create a vision for our nation. A vision for a generation. For our generation.
The betrayal of the Republican leadership in the United States House of Representatives is beyond comprehension. It is a stab in the back, not just to those who were directly affected by Hurricane Sandy, but to every single citizen of our nation.