Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Adama D. Brown, Nov 4, 2008.
Happy for Obama but will be up for hours waiting on some of our local oddities.
Everybody's following the US Presidential Election. Not just the US people.
I am not a US citizen. So I keep to myself my opinion about who's gotta rule the US.
Whatever you people choose, just please make sure to choose by presence, and not choose by absence, letting others decide without your personal vote. It's sad to see how a democracy is built and then watch a lot of people complain but do nothing to solve the problems. Happens a lot in my country. Abstention during election days is enormous. I hope you all Americans have added your weight to the elections in your country.
And, whatever the result, I add myself to the opinion that these elections have a rather historical flavor. First time a Presidential Candidate is an African American to be nominated by a major political party. First time, AFAIK, a candidate with real chances of winning comes from Hawaii. First time two sitting senators ran against each other. First time, AFAIK, a woman gets that close to be President (& I love Hillary, BTW). First time in history that both major candidates were born outside the continental United States. First Roman Catholic vice president to be elected. Cheers on you, people!
Just to point out, considering our current President and the problems with his administration, McCain did VERY good being a republican (that being said I think he could have done a lot better had he not made some very stupid mistakes along the way) I do have a lot of respect for the man.
But watching the election results come in, watching the acceptance speech... there is only one word I can describe it with "Surreal" Literally I was watching it and some part of my brain was expecting for "THE END" to flash across the scree and credits start rolling, the whole thing being a movie.
It's really wonderful. We've finally washed the final bloodstains from the flag and proved there is nothing a white man can do that a black man cant. For the first time in years I can say I am truly proud to be an American!
I appreciate your thoughts, just know that our flag is not clean yet, opportunity has arisen yes, but there is a reason why Obama was called terrorist and Muslim (as if that's a derogatory word) and some people "just can't trust that man," those realities still exist we've simply opened the door to discussion a bit wider. One commentator exclaimed tonight, "Finally we can look beyond race." Uh, ... no ... finally we can say a lot, like my son has a black role model for anything now, but will people stop being racist tomorrow, and hating and profiling and ... (that's what bloodshed looks like today).
But know that I completely agree that I have more to be proud of now!
Socialism in America is Obama's platform and my friends this is the beginning of the end...
Or, in other words, be careful what you ask for. You might just get it.
I agree with the last two posts. I really don't think the government is where any kind of economic recovery ever comes from. I do not want more socialism.
I'm also afraid that a this president is an unknown factor as far as defense and he will be pushed, just to see what he will do. Regardless of the outcome of this election, America still has peope who hate us and I think the world has just gotten a little less safe.
Hows about just fixing whats been broken by Bush's administration, for starters. If thats not too socialist for you 3.
Guess they're just "anti-social".
Sorry gang. I believe that an ounce of prevention, is worth so much more than trying to clean up after a firestorm. I don't want to have to haul anyone to after school detention. This thread has drifted too close for my comfort to starting personal flames. Thread closed. Thanks for understanding.
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