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President Elect Barak Obama

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Last Edited: November 4, 2008, 11:56 pm

I am so blessed to be able to see this moment.  I have wondered all of my life if we would ever have a black President.  I remember the signs that said "colored" and "whites only".  I knew what "n" word meant growing up and it always made me feel like I needed to apologize for being alive and that I was somehow less than anyone else. I can remember my mother being very pregnant and traveling with us and we had to sit on the back of the bus. I can remember the riots for equality;  the dull drudging jobs (thats all we could get) cleaning some white lady's house and scrubbing her floors. I remember leaving Indiana because my dad was afraid that we would be killed in the night. To me Barack is a sign that Jesus is still in the blessing business and he does NOT MAKE MISTAKES!  I can only pray and ask Jesus Christ to lead him so that he can lead our country back to some of the GREATNESS it has lost and to help to pass legislation to help the ones who are most vulnerable.

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Litebets27Comment by Litebets27 - November 5, 2008, 12:24 am
Amen!
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Comment by Piaceri - November 5, 2008, 12:33 am
I pray first for our Country, and I also pray for Obama. As a conservative, I am proud to be part of history that has elected the first black president - even if I didn't vote for him. ;) It is past time for ALL of America to look past color - and I pray that people of all colors and races judge each other by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
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charh20Comment by charh20 - November 5, 2008, 12:34 am
This is absolutely wonderful,,,,,,,,,a moment time...
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charh20Comment by charh20 - November 5, 2008, 12:36 am
A Moment In Time,,,,,
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Comment by jim695 - November 5, 2008, 1:11 am
Littleoldlady:

     I remember those things, too. I'm white, so my perspective is somewhat different than yours; I saw it happening, but you experienced it. I'm fortunate that my parents taught me to look past the color of someone's skin, and to treat everyone as I'd expect them to treat me. The past indignities your family, and your people, were forced to endure can never be indemnified, but we have now taken an historic and significant step forward, bringing us closer to the goal of finally ending racism in this country. This is truly an historic day in America, for Americans of all races and, like you, I'm proud and excited to be a part of it.

   This is the FIRST time I've been wrong about a presidential election since 1968, but I think the message is very clear. The people of this nation seem to be awakening from their slumber and recovering their collective voice as a nation united, if not in opinion, then at least in purpose.

   Whether we voted for Obama or not (and we didn't), we must respect the fact that the people are finally demanding a changing of the guard. Each of us who calls himself (or herself) an American, whether Democrat or Republican, whether black, white, yellow, brown or green with pink polka-dots, must put aside our political differences for the sake of our nation, and work to create a more perfect union. We must now pledge our support, our loyalty and our best efforts to bring about the changes our new president envisions.

   Jim
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ThatScaryChickComment by ThatScaryChick - November 5, 2008, 1:16 am
Amen sweetheart! :)
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Comment by Gentlespirit - November 5, 2008, 6:44 am
I am so filled with joy until my cup is over flowing!!! :)
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spy153Comment by spy153 - November 5, 2008, 8:15 am
I was proud for the black community too. Although I still am afraid of Obama for a president. For me, this race was NEVER about race. I booed Al Gore when he was campaigning pro abotion and gay marriages, and I boo Obama for the same thing. Only, on top of that, he is anti-american. But he does have a good health care plan. I just hope he can pull it off without causing america to lose their shirts. In any case, I believe the man who won was the man who GOD meant to win. I believe it was no accident. I was glad to be alive to see it and my children were glad too.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - November 5, 2008, 11:58 am
I hope this isn't just a victory for people of color, but all of us who want a world where we can live in peace and harmony.   There have been 43 presidents before Obama, and all of them were male. All of them were White. And all of them (with the exception of Kennedy) had Protestant affiliations. This election not only demonstrated how divided we are, but how we label everyone.

Without unity we will fail. I realize it's customary for the media to poll groups to get its statistics, but everyone was separated into categories.   I think I was in the "number of White women over 50 who like chocolate, play the lottery and have trouble sleeping" category. :-)    Obama 48%, McCain 42%, Willie Wonka 10%
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onenumberComment by onenumber - November 5, 2008, 1:09 pm
Littleoldlady: great post. I am truly grateful that I am here and able to be a part of history. My son, 22yrs old voted for the 1st time and actually shouted after casting his vote. I pray for our President Elect and his family that God them safe throughout his term.   We know things are not going to change overnight, so we must give him an opportunity to put his plans into action.
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josieComment by josie - November 5, 2008, 1:50 pm
He is not black, Obama is white-black.
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josieComment by josie - November 5, 2008, 1:55 pm
Obama is not black, he is biracial (white-black).
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onenumberComment by onenumber - November 5, 2008, 4:41 pm
To Josie: Barack Obama IS Black. You can call it bi-racial if you want, I guess you have never heard of the "one-drop rule". This was a term started during salvery and continued on through segration which means if you had one-drop of black blood you are considered black. From 1910 thru 1931 at least 10 states (mostly southern) adopted "one-drop" statues.
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TenajComment by Tenaj - January 2, 2009, 8:48 pm
Wonderful post littleoldlady.

I am proud the way America of all races stood together for one cause. That shows that we united regardless of the color of skin. I have a renewed respect for America and saw for the first time that the color of someone's skin was not an issue for the good.

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