Thursday, August 28, 2008

History

Tomorrow will be a bit of a special post for AAW. Be sure to drop by and say 'hey'.

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It is official. History.

Being a product of the deep South if you had asked me two years ago the possibility of a black man being this close to the Presidency of the U.S.A. in augt-8 I would have bet everything I owned that it couldn't happen.

I'm damn glad to be wrong.

If Obama is elected..... nay, WHEN Obama is elected it will ever so slightly validate the misery of the past 8 years. America has been on a bender of benders for 8 long years. I think we've sobered up enough to realize we need serious help.

Obama becomes first African-American nominee for President.:

"“I have been asked to inform you that Senator Obama accepts the nomination and will deliver his acceptance speech tomorrow night at the fourth night of the convention to be held at Invesco field,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced today. Obama is the first African-American nominee of a major political party and will accept the nomination on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech."
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Bill rocked the house last night.

Bill Clinton Throws His Full Weight Behind Obama, Blasts Bush/McCain Legacy:

"People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power."
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"Together, we prevailed in a campaign in which the Republicans said I was too young and too inexperienced to be Commander-in-Chief. Sound familiar? It didn't work in 1992, because we were on the right side of history. And it won't work in 2008, because Barack Obama is on the right side of history."
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Joe did a hell of a job too.

Joe Biden Democratic Convention Speech (VIDEO):

"'And I realized he (Obama) has tapped into the oldest American belief of all: We don't have to accept a situation we cannot bear. We have the power to change it,'"
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3 comments:

davyproctorboy said...

JHW---I bet, knowing me, that you realize I am not an ardent Obama supporter. He is way too conservative for me. His Christianity and waving of it gives me the willies, scares me, and repulses me. His non-support of gay marriage is troublesome. Generally, his namby-pambyness is growing by leaps and bounds and he is becoming a Kerry/Gore-like candidate. Besides the huge, humongous amount of people in this country who will not vote for a black man (and I think there are much more than the press is willing to ever admit), there are people like me who might vote for him almost solely because he is not a white man (but I never would have gone that far with war-supporter Hillary. That would have been way over the limit for me). But it is truly amazing and wonderful that a black man has gotten this far in a racist country, and it's also truly amazing to me that gay marriage is even being discussed in a homophobic country. Both are amazing and wonderful.

JPW said...

davy, I'll I'm going to say is watch his speech from last night then read his first book.

Hey, i'm as anti-religion as you are. If Obama needs to express his faith in order to combat the Republican slime machine, then so be it. Obama's Christianity compared to Republicans Christianity are two totally different worlds.

Again, there was no 'namby-pambyness' in last nights speech and they'll be none in his administration.

He's the Anti-Gore/Kerry on every account.

Read the book and watch the speech. That's all I ask of you.

davyproctorboy said...

JHW---The sound on my computer has not worked for over 9 months, and I have no idea why...If you want to toddle over and try to fix it, I will watch his speech. Am I the only TV-owning person in the U.S. who watched not a second of the Convention and not a second of the Olympics?