What a night. What a beautiful night! I'm delighted to share this moment with friends like you Larry..I'm grinning ear to ear!And yes, Obama's speech was b e a u t i f u l.
Although I'm not particularly a fan of Obama's, I sure am a fan of getting the trash emptied from the white house!His speech was a work of art. He's a speaker the likes of which we've not seen in a long, long, time. It remains to be seen if he can walk the walk as well.But all that comes tomorrow. For tonight, I'll wallow in the delicious sensation of "President Obama!" rolling off my tongue!
The Future Was Yesterday, it does not matter that you are not particularly a fan of Obama. America is saying that we need a change and a new way for this country and its people to move in a new direction. A direction that carries all the people forward.America is making steps that will ensure that the poor, the middle class and everyone will be treated justly in America, not just the rich. This country will be fair to all.Now the world looks on this country really as a country of hope, freedom and justice for all.
Anajo, I recall how we all talked about a change for this country during a time that we all witness everything going to the rich and all decisions were being made to undo any good for the middle class.We watch this country go down and we all held one another together with hope. With hope that someone would step forward for all the people.We lost some due to the dispute in our party about whom should be our Democratic leader.Now we have witness a new beginning for America and it took all of us to come together and show this to the world.We have pointed to the fact that America is the home of the free, the brave and yes, willing to step into the unknown to change the direction that we were forced into.
Oh what a relief it is. My faith in this country has been restored.
While I don't believe Obama is a perfect candidate (after all, who COULD be?), I see his election as a very promising sign that with lots of us working toward it, America might become a bastion of social justice, not only for Americans for the people and nations of the world. Since he started talking about "change", I have perceived his message as one that includes a large-scale "change of heart" in this country. I have always dreamed of our country getting to a point where more of us want to work together to help end poverty, hunger, disease... and to a point where political discourse can be civil again, based on information as well as emotions. Kind of a "let's agree to disagree, but let's also agree to work together however we can to fix this problem." That approach will not sit well with people from extreme ends of the political spectrum, but I have come to believe over the years that most people in our country prefer moderation. As much of a diehard leftist as I am, I know that dreaming of a total leftist USA is just that... dreaming. And I think it works the same way in regard to all those rightwingers some of us lovingly refer to as "wingnuts", etc. Dream on, but being black-or-white doesn't do much to make things better for America. I'd like to see most Americans satisfied with what their country is doing for them and with what we are doing for the world. It seems to me like too many people depend on outside things for happiness. Whatever happened to the intrinsic satisfaction we can get from a job well done? The more of us who are satisfied with America, the more of us there will be who want to do things to help our country in return.One of my great hopes is that Obama will be able to create some public works projects, expand things like Americorps, Peace Corps... America can shine again, it can be a beacon to the world. We can lead again, and not just by showing how tough we are, how many bombs we have, how many villages we can destroy, etc. I hope the time for that kind of show of American strength is done, or that it is nearing an end. I think it is time for us to show the world our moral strength, and that we can demonstrate that through leading by example.Whatever else the election of Obama means, one of the main things it means to me is that we will have someone in office who will lead from a perspective of love and respect, not from one of fear. The last eight years have dragged on and on, but I think there is a light at the end of the tunnel... and this time it is not the headlamp of an oncoming train.
BTW, my favorite part of the entire Obama speech was when he addressed his daughters and told them they had earned their puppy. That part made me tear up... !
Did you see Jesse Jackson crying? That made ME tear up.
YES WD DID! I'm still all a flutter. His speech brought me to tears. I posted about our local efforts. Peace.
Fran, I think that with some hard work from all America, we will be all right.
You are so right 1138.
What an excellent night last night was. All of my anger and venom are gone, for now at least. They'll probably be back. Or maybe I'll start writing a bunch of bland posts about cats and sunsets.
Well said Snave, I agree with your comment. It was a lot of different Americans voting and looking for change.We can go down the list of race, gay, and straight combined that gave Obama this election.We know that all will not come around, not even some that hold office. What we know is we are giving ourselves a chance to help America be what we always knew it could be.
JollyRoger, it feels like a big chain has been removed from all Americans to be what they can be as Americans.
Human, that was really some speech not for some but all Americans.
If anyone has the time click Make It Stop and view the photo posted.
Atlanta daily newspaper sold out in Georgia, so I guess it was a big night for some...last night was a special moment Tom.
for the first time in years, I didn't mute the tv when my President came on the air because I couldn't bear to hear that whiny voice even one more time! what a relief that was---- :)xxxnow, we must stay busy and remind everyone that pedaling back from the edge of the precipice won't be easy and will take time.AND repeat over and over and over----"NEVER AGAIN!"I wonder if this is what the people felt in the streets of Paris when the Allied troops arrived.I'll bet so----- :)
Snave did you hear? The puppy is a pit bull named Sarah.
Hi two crows, I actually watched Hannity because someone stated that the Democrats should not be so bold in there dislike for McCain and the Republican party.Hannity is still doing his talking points, even though he knows as does everyone else that George brought down this country with his trickle down economics that only served the rich.I think you may have a great point about how most Americans felt after this election was over, as did the people of Paris when the Allied troops arrived.
I really thought that, in the end, fear would beat hope.I am happy to be wrong on this one.
Thomaslb, I'm glad that hope overcame fear as well.
what a great day!
Yes it was Thomas!
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