Tuesday, November 04, 2008


We did it!!

Obama has clinched the electoral college, and more states are going his way. Our country rejected the hatred and mud-slinging of the McCain campaign. We rejected the blithering idiot nominated as VP, and the skinheads who identify with Joe the Plumber.

I am nearly speechless. My tears keep flowing in gratitude.

Perhaps now we can go back to being the United States of America ... the U.S. that the world used to view with respect.

Our eight-year-long national nightmare is nearly over.

Thanks be to God.


Blogger FranIAm said...

Thanks be to God is right! What a joyful moment, I am filled with gratitude and hope!

11/04/2008 10:40 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Yes we did and can and will!

11/04/2008 10:52 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Yes! Just stunning!

Now we must stand with him as he faces huge challenges.

11/04/2008 11:32 PM  
Blogger Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Congratulatons. To us all!

11/05/2008 1:14 AM  
Blogger Malcolm+ said...

Yes you did.

For me, the sorriest part of the presidential election was that John McCain decided not to be John McCain and instead to be Dick Cheney.

The irony, of course, is that the real John McCain was the only Republican with any chance of winning in 2008. Had he run as John McCain, it would have been a race to the wire.

11/05/2008 1:20 AM  
Blogger --Susan said...

Thanks be to God!
With God's help, I'm here to stand, ready to do what needs to be done.

11/05/2008 7:09 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

But our own state seems to remain a disappointment - as of right now, they haven't called it, but I'm not optimistic for Missouri.

For me, it does temper the overall joy - but I'm trying to remember that the big picture is so much more important.

Yes we did!

11/05/2008 10:34 AM  
Blogger Lauralew said...

I so agree with Malcolm. Sen McCain's concession speech was the McCain we used to know, and I thought was the best of his campaign.

But, YES WE DID!!!

11/05/2008 1:11 PM  
Blogger IT said...

Not much celebrating here in CA. Our nightmare is just beginning: how long till the court forcible nullifies my marriage?

I have spoken elsewhere at how the YES ON 8 campaign used tape of Obama saying he is opposed to gay marriage in his robocalls.

I'd like to hear a statement from him deploring prop8, but I"m not holding my breath.


11/05/2008 5:57 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Malcolm+, I disagree. There's much news here revealing that John McCain is an angry, petty little man. I believe folks in the U.S. saw that. His "gracious" concession speech can't counter what we learned about McCain and what we saw in his entire campaign.

11/05/2008 9:08 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

I'm with you, Hilary. Missouri remains mired in ignorance. They bought the McCain hate line hook, line, and sinker.

11/05/2008 9:10 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

I'm with you, IT. When I woke this morning to learn about the California vote on Proposition 8, I was heartsick.

Maybe this is not a politically correct thing to say, but ... The California turnout was huge. White voters turned out for Obama. And it appears that the African American vote is what propelled the hatemongering Prop 8. That is desperately disheartening. My angry self says: The people who were relegated to the back of the bus voted overwhelmingly to send gays/lesbians to the back of the bus. That makes me very angry, and I am working to control my visceral anger.

11/05/2008 9:14 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

One more thing, IT. It took me all day to digest the Prop8 vote. But see my comment here.

11/05/2008 9:44 PM  

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