Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Only in America!

The wall of racism is real in the United States, but for the FIRST time in my life I feel it's a wall made of clay and is not insurmountable.

The damage done by the Bush type of politics stopped cold any progression to America's ideals by using our political arena as a partisan, nasty, controlling, blaming, ineffective cess pool; by fostering a pungent, divisive, evasive, racist, homophobic and fear filled reactionary atmosphere; and using and encouraging the press to be a bunch of talking pundit heads, witch hunters and character assassinators, all with agendas they try to pass off as news. This Commander-in-chief is a user. I hate users. He used a national tragedy in every way he could, including shoving our freedoms and privacy rights aside in a sham of "safety". If he knew history, he'd know that the founding fathers wrote those very freedoms during troubled and dangerous times.
OK....exhale.
Sorry to bring all that up on such a positive morning.
Last night, Barack Obama became the first Black American to clinch a nomination for the United States Presidency.
You just don't know what a relief and a thrill it is to know that there are tens of millions of voters who want a better America. It's historical for both Obama and Hillary Clinton. We Americans took an effing sledge hammer to many old predjudices.
!!BAM!!CRASH!!POW!!

I know tears were certainly shed by all races who never thought such a day would ever come.
Monica and I both had a moment when we wished our moms were here to see this.

On the anniversary of Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic nomination. But, that moment won't be about Barack Obama, it will be about all of us.

6 comments:

Stephen Rader said...

"On the anniversary of Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic nomination. But, that moment won't be about Barack Obama, it will be about all of us."

I hadn't yet realized that Barack will accept the nomination on the anniversary of Dr. King's speech. That is so wonderful! And you're right, it will be about all of us!

Anonymous said...

This is an unbelievably historic moment! I feel like jumping up and down on a big cake!!!!! I can't believed I've lived to actually see this happen. It really is amazing, isn't it????


-Alex

Jackie said...

Stephen,
That will be a magical night in August. I will summon up all my ancestors and gather all the children for a proud American historical moment.

Alex,
Amazing is right. I'm almost scared it's so unreal.

One Man’s Opinion said...

I didn't sheed a tear, but I did smile since it happened on my nephew's birthday.

What is truly amazing is that I believe Obama can whoop McCain, as long as he picks the right running mate.

Monica Roberts said...

If you think you'll feel good now, imagine the reaction on November 4 and Jamnuary 20, 2009.

Now take that feeing and use that to motivate you over the next five months to make sure that President Obama becomes a reality.

Jackie said...

His running mate is important both before and after the election.

Monica,
Monica, is this real? Wow!
Girl, I am gonna be a pile of mushy goo in August, November and January! If he doesn't get in it won't be because of me. I'm on it!