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He's done it!

  • Nov. 5th, 2008 at 9:31 AM
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Mitra here. The hip hop, the soul, the faces on television are making me cry. In high school, my best friend Saba used to say there would never be a black president in our lifetime. How she was proven so wrong! I am with three generations of my family who feel more American than ever, sitting even here thousands of miles away in my New Delhi living room: my father, still not a U.S. citizen but who has spent nearly four decades in the country, with my husband and my daughter, whose birth in the U.S. saw my mother whispering to her, a few seconds old, that she could be president. Well, maybe she can.

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polkadot_magic wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
I hope his term is blessed. This is such a historical moment and the first time I've really felt emotional about an election.
likesoggycereal wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
:D

Old, but it suits the moment so well right now.
blujay_ wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
It really is something. My pride in this country, which has been lacking for many years, has been renewed.
pewter_wings wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
There is such a peace over the land tonight.

My children have a chance of a future again.

Good luck to your daughter in 45 years. I will keep an eye open for her.
tamrinm wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
Congratulations President Obama. It is a historic day.

I was not able to participate in all the reports today because my building was a polling location and I had to appear to be non-political. But, I wanted to thank everyone for their hard work in reporting the election today.

I appreciate the opportunity I had to come here and debate with you, even though we disagreed about everything. But, it was a great experience.

See you in 4 years!
takemetothesea wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
He's really an inspiration to all.
And I've been thinking that since 2004.

Of course the KKK will try to attempt something.
And will mess this all up.
I hope not.
This is so much of an historic event.
Just think, if someone said in the 50's that the U.S. would soon have an African American president... You would have never thought it to be possible.
I absolutely love it.
lady_eruvadhril wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
For the first time, I feel so connected to this moment, I feel so PROUD that our country could come together and has taken such a move in the right direction! I'm so EXCITED for our future, for what promise I feel from Obama's speech!

YES WE CAN!
YES WE DID!
hazelwindows wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:20 am (UTC)
We all cried at my house too. Obama is the personification of believing in something better from us all and for us all.
kellyowns wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
I understand
I understand that Obama becoming the first African American President is a huge milestone for all ethnicities around the world, exespecially African Americans. I understand that the dreams of young people all over have been uncovered and are possible. But as a 19 year old woman I hope that everyone, no matter what color or sex, realizes that Obama did not win based on his skin color. He deserves soooo much more credit than just surviving the prejudice hatred and denile in his life. Obama won because he is the better man, all around;a better father,a better son, a better husband, a better politician and a better president. McCain does not even come close to being a third of the man Obama is. McCain and his entire party were just a big joke. They are liars, manipulaters and self centered a-holes. Obama is selfless, he is truely a role model and the epitome of what the President of the United States should be.
The fact that race is such a big issue just shows that racism has never been abolished. It disgusts me, makes me sick I never grew up around racism, I feel like it's gotten worse if anything.
Also, I hope other countries see that it's not 'americans' as a whole they should hate but the leaders who fell into power in the past. And I hope now they see we have a voice and we're smarter and we picked a better leader to represent us as a country.
Obama, unlike McCain, will love and cherish all the people of america and strive for a better tomorrow as a whole ,not just for the top dogs.
I could cry just thinking about Obama becoming president, It makes me so fucking happy. I'm happy not just for African Americans and what Obama has accomplished for them, but for the entire country because we're in the right hands now. May everyone have happy 4 years and hopefully an additional 4 after that. May all the racist ignorant greedy pigs lay in their beds and enjoy the money theyve stolen for years from the american people and forget anything they had planned for us.

Obama4lyfe i can finally say i love this country again
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