Nov 05 2008

Congratulations To African Americans!

Published by at 11:58 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

I have to admit to feeling a lot of pride on the election of our first African American – hopefully from now on we can drop the “African” part since it is clear how Americans feel about race. I have the honor of coming from the first state to elect an African American Governor (VA-Douglas Wilder) which is why I am not too surprised about VA going with Obama. The myth about the south being racist is hopefully forever shattered. If anything we should be able to put that garbage to rest. And so I do want to celebrate this ground breaking achievement. It is about damn time. This is a great addition to our first family portrait gallery. (H/T Gateway Pundit)

13 responses so far

13 Responses to “Congratulations To African Americans!”

  1. stevevvs says:

    Well, I’ve believed for a long time he was born in Kenya, so, for Obama, I believe that to be a true statement.
    Question: Do you refer to yourself as a European American?
    I’m of French, Irish, English and Welsh heretage, but I never refer to my self as any kind of hyphenated American.

    If you were born in this Country, by legal Citizens, you are an American, period.

    So, this African American stuff is as bad as refering to this Country as a Democracy. It confuses.

    So I will drop the P.C. and say congradulations to any and ALL Americans, BLACK, WHITE, Whatever.

    If you voted for Obama Congradulations, your guy won.

    I hope it’s not as bad as I expect it to be.

  2. stevevvs says:

    Isn’t That Special [Jonah Goldberg]

    Bill Ayers was at the Obama rally last night.

    Sour Loser [John Derbyshire]

    Just watched Wonder Boy’s speech. Hmph. “Callused hands?” When did he ever have callused hands?

    All right, I’m sour. The most liberal member of the U.S. Senate! And that shakedown-artist of a wife, with the permanent frown! And Joe Biden! …

    I’m sour about the GOP too. What did it all get us, those 8 years of pandering and spending? If GWB had turned his face against new entitlements, closed the borders, deported the illegals, held the line on calls to loosen mortgage-lending standards, starved the Department of Education, and declined those invitations to mosque functions, would the GOP be in any worse shape now?

    What won this election was the packaging skills of David Axelrod, the swooning complicity of the media, the ruthless opportunism of Barack Obama, and the unprincipled thuggishness of his supporters.

    What lost this election was the cloth-eared cluelessness of George W. Bush, the timid squeamishness of John McCain, and the deep lack of interest in conservative principles among Republican primary voters.

    ( Sorry, that is in correct. The REPUBLICAN Primary Voters Did NOT choose McCain. McCain was chosen in the EARLY Primaries by Independents and Democrats. I believe the Republican Party set it up that way because it was McCain’s “Turn”, much like it was Bob Doles “Turn” in 1996. I voted for Ron Paul in my Primary. Tancredo, Hunter, Thompson, Romney, were all off the ballet by the time I got a chance to vote.)

    Sour? You bet I’m sour. Where was conservatism in this election? Where was restraint in government? Where was national sovereignty? Where was liberty? Where was self-support? And where are those things now? Where are they headed this next four years? Down the toilet, that’s where. Pah! (Chuck Baldwin stood for ALL those things!)

  3. owl says:

    My spirit felt sad yesterday, so I managed to keep my mouth shut for one entire day except for the rants I went into when relatives called and asked The Question. I started telling them around noon that it felt bad. Yep.

    Only thing good to come of this election is the sharing of pride that America elected a black American. Yes, I even felt for that old race baiter, Jesse Jackson, when tears were running down his face. My heartfelt congrats go to all African Americans that never felt part of America until this day. I hope our new president-elect and all of you feel better about your country.

  4. Toes192 says:

    The far right turned off the Hispanics… you know… the people who are having lots of kids… and… put me down for betting the house… one priority of the huge Dem majorities in Congress will be facilitating the path to citizenship of Mexicans and/or illegal immigrants into a path to citizenship… Get used to being the minority, people… Geraldo Rivera had it right on that score…
    Hispanic vote is where the future swing votes are… and… we have lost them…

  5. BarbaraS says:

    I do believe this has been the dirtiest, crookedest election in my lifetime and I’ve seen a lot of them. Obama pulled every trick in the book..from campaign donations to fake registrations to ballot stuffing. So, no, Norm, Obama did not earn the presidency. He did his best to steal it. But that is not what lost the election for us. We could have overcome that but the hard right just could not bring themselves to vote for McCain. They screwed the country just like in 2006. I realized that when I saw the number of reublican votes…6 million less than the democrats even with many democrats voting with us. That means that probably 8 to 10 million repubicans did not vote. I want to give the hard right a high five screw-you salute because they have screwed this country royally.

  6. owl says:

    Barbara , if you were exposed to Dem elections ( up close) before Pugs took TX, you knew they could beg, borrow, steal AND buy it. Sometimes with a free ride, perks and a few dollars.

    Toes, you understand the count, huh. Yep. Just the facts. I watched Reagan (my favorite next to W) open the doors. On the ground, the doors flew wide open. An unintentional error on his part. Bush tried. The joke is on the Party and he still gets the blame. Newsflash: The doors are more shut than anytime I can remember in the last 20 years. Yes, you heard me correctly. It is closed down tighter than it has been in a very long time. Darn, I wanted some problems fixed and at the same time, get those voters. Now watch the Shamnesty Shouters when they ALL really do get it, so they can vote. Dems always understand votes.

  7. Cobalt Shiva says:


    White guilt: PAID IN FULL.

    From now on, charges of “RACISM!” as the cause of the African-American community’s problems (poverty, unemployment, broken families, pseudofolliculitis barbae, the heartbreak of psoriasis, et cetera), had better have a real-no-fucking-kidding-logically-provable-chain-of-causation to at least one sheethead burning crosses involved . . . or I will simply ignore it.

  8. BarbaraS says:

    What’s going to happen when these people with their hands held out realize Obama can’t deliver on all his promises. The money is just not there. I saw a video of a young black woman saying she didn’t have to worry any more about filling her tank, paying her mortgage, etc. A lot of these people think he can actually do this. That is how stupid they are. Of course, what he will be able to do for them, we will pay for it. So what does it boil down to? The majority of 59 million voted for 53 million to provide them with goodies.

  9. robert c verdi says:

    This is a positive development, now we have to hope he doesn’t follow through on almost anything and his presidency will be net positive. By the way I do not believe America is as racist as many of the left like to think it is, so for me I am not surprised by this development.

  10. momdear1 says:

    One thing is for certain. Michelle Obama ain’t no Jackie Kennedy. Have you ever seen an uglier get up than the one she wore for the big to do? I hope we aren’t all going to have to choose between ugly and uglier just becaue she lacks taste. It looks like if the Republicans, with their limited funds, could spend $250,000 making Sarah Palin look her best the Dems with all those millions rolling in daily could have spared a few coins to dress up their doll. By the way. Michelle needs braces on her bottom teeth. As she gets older she is going to look more and more like our monkey ancestors.

  11. Redteam says:

    I saw on Drudge after the election the name of the designer of her gown, no mention of the cost (she’s not a Republican so it didn’t matter) but when I saw it, my thoughts. Ugly..absolutely no taste obviously.
    And about racism… I agree that’s over. Affirmative action worked, it got a person elected that wasn’t even qualified for affirmative action. He actually only got into affirmative action on a political appointment. But the ‘lack’ of the country being racist resulted in the results of this election so I hope I don’t have to hear ‘racism’ again.

  12. ExposeFannyNFreddyNow says:

    “I hope I don’t have to hear ‘racism’ again.”

    Don’t bet on it. The screech we heard during the election was just the left doing their warm-ups and sharpening the ax they now love to grind.

    And just like the elections, count on the MSM leading the mob.

    The only thing that’s really changed? Having gained respectability through the MSM, that mob is no longer angry. Instead, they’re now just as pompous and just as self-righteous as the MSM hyenas.

    Either way, the stench is still ferocious.

    Ralph Nader Asks: Obama – Uncle Sam Or Uncle Tom?

  13. ExposeFannyNFreddyNow says:

    “I hope I don’t have to hear ‘racism’ again.”

    Re-election 2012?

    If American’s don’t re-elect No Banana, it’s because we’re recidivists as well as racists. Or, Americans will be looking to “punish blacks” because they “dared to hope, change, dream, (insert whatever bobble-headed warm-and-fuzzy liberal euphemism for no-qualifications-needed-if-you’re-“nicely-tanned” that comes mind)”.

    This election didn’t cure America of its racism. It was a counter-attack call to arms for reverse racism.

    Because now, in 21st century America, black is all you need.

    If the Dems, the left, and even blacks, were truly concerned about curing racism in America and not simply abusing race to bolster their partisanship, they should have apologized profusely for NOT giving Condoleeza Rice a hundred times the adulation they are now giving No Banana … for becoming the first BLACK WOMAN Secretary of State of America.

    They should have also apologized profusely to W. for NOT giving him even a gnat’s hair of the commendable credit he deserves for naming NOT ONLY the first BLACK (Colon Powell – lifetime Dem mole) to that post but ALSO, Condi Rice, the first BLACK WOMAN.

    W. not only doubled down. He upped the ante!

    But the left never did apologize, did they? Nor are they ever about to, are they? No cheers. No street parties. No cries of “progress”. Just bitter, bitter non-stop partisan sniping.

    Congratulations? Not until the closet racist bastards on the Dem-left apologize to W. and Condi first.