Hurray, in spite of you haters out there, you are missing the historic significance. It was time for the birth of this social and political change in this country.You can't stop a birth. Sorry that you feel the way you do about the rest of your family. Maybe they recognize something more profound that you refuse to realize.How would your grandparents or your great-granparents feel about last night's
historic moment. Your G-Ma was born in the 1800's without the right to vote, and was double-discriminated against because she was born on a reservation.Stop drinking Haterade!
Yea! Yea! Black man is President! We've come along way baby! There. Significance duly noted.
Funny how I'm a hater because I oppose Obama. I don't oppose him because he is black. I oppose him because he supports abortion, he's inexperienced, and he is a tax and spend democrat. My family wasn't voting to make history. My family is mostly clueless, well my sister is clueless (he he). My family voted for Obama because he is black. I'm sorry but I got past the man's color on day one and evaluated the content of his character. Needless to say I found him wanting. If you voted for him because he's black or because you somehow felt this country had to prove something by electing a black president then you put him in office for the wrong reasons. Yeah Grandma had it tough, but those days are gone. Change has come and believe it or not the agents of change were not liberal Democrats. If you had bothered to listen to McCain's concession speech, you would have heard him mention how outraged people were when Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to the White House. The loudest objectors? Segregationalists all of whom were Democrats.
The historical significance is not lost on me. It was greatly diminished because it was so politicized. The nature of partisan politics has the Democrats breaking their arms patting themselves on the back as if they had some great hand in bringing this about. They didn't.
Historically Democrats have always opposed better race relations. They don't mention the contribution of Republicans to making Barak's moment possible. You know, men like Hiram Revels, the first black man elected Senator (of Mississippi no less) and a Republican. Your boy Barak would never had been heard of if Hiram hadn't paved the way. Democrats tried to block Hiram's entry into the senate. Nor have I forgotten that the staunchest opponents to Civil rights were Democrats.
Sure Barack can have his moment in history but it would have happened without him eventually. He should consider himself blessed to have been chosen but I suspect he is too full of himself and his "historical significance" to give credit where credit is due. And in January, when he starts his job as President of the United States, we will see if he is worthy of this historical honor. It would be a shame if the most significant thing of the Obama Presidency was the fact that he was credited with being the first black POTUS.
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