Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Man












Cool. President Elect Barack Obama.

Listen, I have nothing against the white male - I married one, folks - but I don't have words to describe the excitement I feel about having as our future President, finally, someone other than a white male. Though for me this election was in no way about race, I cannot help but feel pride that this qualified leader has also given birth to a poignant, historical moment in our country. No matter where our political beliefs reside, can we not embrace and share the long overdue grace of just that moment?

"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal." - Abraham Lincoln, 1858

"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

26 comments:

NV said...

AMEN! I saw things last night that I never imagined I would. They were beautiful!

Meagan said...

Bravo! I really like those quotes. I had tears in my eyes last night; it was truly touching.

kspinning said...

Couldn't agree more.

warren said...

I am a white man and I am absolutely thrilled to see someone with a skin color different than mine in the White House! But more important than skin color, he's an inspirational speaker and a man with a vision for a greater America, not one bogged down in negativity and fear! Bravo Obama, Bravo!

Sarah B. said...

As a woman, I couldn't agree more that it is thrilling to see a minority as President (and someday, it will be a woman!). A historical moment for our country and one that many thought never possible. Like you said, he is a qualified leader, but it is also a thrill we should all share for a collective moment in time.

Sunflower said...

I have a friend who was actually at Grant park and she said it was incredible, just incredible. Go Obama!

the cheap chick said...

I never, ever believed this could happen in my life. We finally did it! We finally proved to ourselves that everyone, regardless of color or creed, can achieve the ultimate seat of power and lead the greatest country in the world.

God Bless America.

morton said...

No matter where you sit politically, you should take note of this moment in our history.

Congrats to the President-Elect.

Sheila said...

Completely overwhelmed last night. Humbled and happy and proud.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I could not agree more! This is a great moment!

JackeeG4glamorous said...

The whole country seems to share in the sentiment, this proud day! It's amazing, WE are all that amazing and we've got the proof.

You said it all in this post!

TNelson said...

Does anyone care that we are going to have to PAY for all these welfare programs, food stamps, etc. etc.? You all must have tons of money... I'm so happy for you. Just let me know how you think all these wonderful programs are going to be funded?

Looking forward to some great ways to spice up cat food...

D'Arcy said...

Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. I have actually been feeling hope for my country and I haven't felt that for awhile.

It was simply historic!

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

To quote my friend, Katy, who knocked on countless doors and registered voters for Mister Obama: "Every time the man speack my ovaries sing. I want to have caramel-colored babies with him. I want my children to frolic with his children. Why not? A girl can dream."

LOL! You'd love Katy.

Blessings,
Lacy

Real Live Lesbian said...

Love those quotes! Here's to a new time in our history!

dharmamama said...

I *know*. I know. It's amazing to me. I have a friend whose grandfather worked 2 jobs to be able to pay the *poll tax* so he could vote - a poll tax which, conveniently, men whose father or grandfather had voted in previous elections didn't have to pay! So - a tax for black people, basically. That was just abolished 40 years ago! Now look!! I was boo-hooing, watching Barack's speech. Tears. of. joy.

Adam said...

I'm totally with you, Ann. I think this is a great step forward in the way Americans see politics and relations with culture. No matter what side or political party someone is on, they have to agree that this is remarkable.

John said...

Amen Sistah. Nail. Head. : )

MonkeyGirl said...

This was the first election where I didn't feel like I was picking the lesser of two evils. I am truly excited about where we can take our country now!

Katie said...

This election has been really powerful. I am exciting to see how our country will improve.

John said...

There is more hope in America than any time in my lifetime, including JFK's election in 1960 (BEFORE my lifetime, actually ; ) Let's hope Barack can lead America back to pride and prosperiy. : )

Firefly said...

Oh, happy, happy day! I'm so proud of my country at this moment in history. Ann, thanks for sharing your thoughts publicly in this forum. "HOPE is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence." (Lin Yutang) The road of "Yes, we can," has come into existence, because many hopeful Americans walked together. Inspiring a nation, as Obama has done, is no small task. He empowers all of us.

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I just reread my comment in which I had an ugly typo -- which I'd like to correct:

To quote my friend, Katy, who knocked on countless doors and registered voters for Mister Obama: "Every time the man speaks my ovaries sing. I want to have caramel-colored babies with him. I want my children to frolic with his children. Why not? A girl can dream."

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Thank you for your sweet comments. Have I mentioned that I love that eggplant dip recipe of yours and have served it countless times?

It's wonderful!

Blessings!
Lacy

diva said...

yay, bless Obama!! anyway, you've been tagged! :) x

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Amen!!!! Love him!