History was made last night, and the whole world breathed a huge sigh of relief. African nations created new holidays, Europeans greeted America back to the Roll of Civilized Nations, and Asians were seen crying with joy. Russia’s Pravda News called it the “welcome end of eight years of hell.” You have to hand it to Pravda. They really have our number these days.
The last 24 hours have truly been historic, and for many reasons.
To begin with, the idea that you can judge a person based on the melanin content of their skin is, hands down, the brain dead dumbest idea ever spawned by the human race. To go from Jim Crow to an African-American in the White House in fifty years – actually within a single human lifetime – is an achievement we can all be proud of.
I’ve been watching MSNBC and many Republicans are fired up to try again to get the numbers up in the Congress. Wonderful!!
Is there a chance we could help them along by working on their agenda of more equality among their party members? What about a separation of church and state? Wouldn’t this be wonderful if it came from the GOP?
As I stated in the title, I hope things really can change.
As someone that sees government of any stripe as something between a necessary evil, and a direct threat to our rights and freedoms as citizens in this country, I hope that the “right change” is what happens, and not “changes in our Rights”.
There has been much bally-hoo from all sides this time around, although that’s not really a surprise considering the nature of the “prize”.
While I did not vote for either of the mainstream party candidates, I am still guardedly hopeful.
During the previous past 2 elections, my faith in America as well as perhaps the rest of the world’s faith in the American people had been shattered. Last night it was restored.
The American people weren’t shut down by fear. Instead they stood up for our future.
The American people werem’t scared by lies and hypocrisy. The stood up for truth and the American way.
The future won’t be easy. One man can’t solve all the problems that GW Bush and his party have created or dig us out of this hole that they have tried to bury us in. We have to do our part.
The embodiment of what America can and should be stood on stage at Grant Park in Chicago late Tuesday night and accepted the prize that is rightfully his.
Barack Obama – half black, half white and all American – swept into office on the tidal wave of young voters, black solidarity and enough white dissatisfaction to send too many years of Republican regression packing.
Rafi Zelikowsky skipped class on Tuesday to camp out in downtown Chicago and wait for Barack Obama, the man who captured the hearts of so many young voters.
"We’re feeding off the energy," said Zelikowsky, a 19-year-old Northwestern University student from Los Angeles who arrived at 7:30 a.m. EST to stand in a long line outside the park where supporters awaited Obama’s victory address more than 15 hours later. Zelikowsky, who voted for Obama by absentee ballot in California, also spent her previous weekend canvassing for the Illinois senator in rural Iowa.
Democrats fattened their majority control of the Senate on Tuesday, ousting Republican Sens. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina and John Sununu of New Hampshire and capturing seats held by retiring GOP senators in Virginia, New Mexico and Colorado.
Piggybacking on the excitement level raised by presidential victor Barack Obama and his voter-registration and get-out-the-vote drives, Democrats increased their effective majority to at least 56 seats in the 100-member Senate.