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November 05, 2008

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Jonny D

I would like to start by thanking all Obama supporters. What happened to the America that was proud of hard work? The one that rewarded people for doing good, not taking their money and giving to people that didn't earn it. If you wanted socialism you sould have moved! At least now I have a great 'I told you so' story for 2013. If he goes ahead with half of his plans our great country is doomed. I understand the war is a touchy subject. I won't debate if we should be in Iraq, we are. Pulling out now means we will head back in 10 more years. Just finish the damn job. As for the great challenges Obama faces going into office, it's been worse. We have had presidents taking office with double digit unemployment rates in a worse economy. But it's okay, just keep pointing the finger at Bush. God knows he can go to war, or spend enough money to send us into an economic crisis without the democratic congess' approval. If you look at the facts, Clinton came into office with the economy growing stronger from Bush Senior. Bush Jr. came into office and within weeks the economy was going down the crapper. Do you people really think in just over a month he ruined our economy? And without congress' help? We have all contibuted to this over a much longer time period than we have had Bush in office. I am one of few Americans, or even humans, that think Bush wasn't the devil. If you want to know whats wrong with our country call customer service sometime. Americans would outsource their jobs to save a damn nickel. Not to mention the fact that we bend over backwards to make illegal aliens lives better. I won't be one of these racist people saying they are taking all our jobs, but I'm sure it would help us if those 30 million people were not here. But who am I? Nobody. You keep kissing your president elect's butt, while a few of us who took the blinders off chuckle. Hopefully we are all wrong and he won't send us straight into a bread lines and gas rationing economy. Or even worse. I'm right there with you Mary. Until then I will be here clinging to my guns and our god with JJ and those in Pennsylvania. :-) Good luck, and God bless.

Shelly T.

Don't be afraid, America is out of the darkness and soon Iraq will be too. We will work to keep Obama honest. I don't care what his record is, everyone can be redeemed and prove themselves capable of good, even the U.S.

Mike

Change <> Obama
I feel sorry for everyone that brought into his lies. Did you people listen to his acceptance speech? He clearly said he's not going to be able to do all that he has promised he would and that we should all lower our expectations.

Wake up people, Bidden has been in Washington longer than McCain ever was. NOTHING will ever change until lobbying becomes illegal. Until then, they are just going to line their pockets first, then do some small token things to make it look like they are looking out for our welfare.

Seriously, what was Obama doing back in 2006 when McCain was trying to get the government to force Fannie Mae and Sallie Mac to open up their books so that they could take a look and see what was really going on and possibly have made this problem a lot smaller than it is now?? I'll tell you what he was doing, he was just sitting there doing nothing and saying that it was all good and that we didn't need to take a look at their record keeping, and we already know that several of the Dems were getting paid by FM/SM lobbyists to block all motions against them in Congress, so it's safe to go ahead and say that Obama was as well.

The question is, was he doing that because his pocket was getting lined? or was he doing it so that it would blow up in Bush's face and give the Dem's a chance at the next election?

Either way, he wasn't looking out for Americans, so for all of his talk about putting aside our bipartisan beliefs and working together, he should've lead by example. So no, Obama <> Change, Obama = Same ol' same ol', new face.

Dan

How sadly mistaken you are.

Have you even looked at Obama's record? What he has voted on? What he has said?

He has not committed to a withdrawal from Iraq, Mideast, or 130+ countries over the world. Has voted for the PATRIOT ACT, war funding, criminal banker bailouts, and so on, ad nauseum.

Here is the only "change" you can count on: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/024010.html

Obama will do everything in his power to let Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the U.S. empire continue their deadly grip on the Middle East and the world.

You'd have to be totally brainwashed to believe in real change from someone so wholly-owned by corporate interests that benefit from these tyrannical and muderous policies.

Then again, most people, sadly, only get their news from the corporate-run MSM, AP, and "official sources."

Wake up.

Heather Ann

I thank the author of this blog for their well wishes! It is so exciting and amazing to see a wise honest man ready to take the helm of our nation! I know not everyone, such as Mary, has accepted this hope and that is tempering my celebration. In my rural county only 37% voted for Obama and I've spoken with many who believe the many lies spread about him.

I enjoyed (and relate to) Hannah's musical message to Obama,(posted in a previous comment) and on my own blog have written a poem for the many like Mary who are still living in fear.

You can read it at: http://gehmflor.blogspot.com/2008/11/to-clebrate.html

(yes - I misspelled celebrate when posting. I was blinded by tears of joy and sorrow... ^_^)

nick p

It really is a historic win and I believe he will do the right thing for Iraq, more than Bush and the neo con, who never were interested in the well being of Iraq. all they wanted was power. more than oil they wanted power, control, and military bases.. Obama will do the right thing, he is a good man:
http://www.spinwhip.com/obama

Elena

We chose hope over fear, unity over divisiveness. Tears fell, of joy, relief, a weight lifted off that has been weighing us down. That night you saw American Democracy at its best. I hope it leads to a better Iraq and opporunities for her people.

mike

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mike

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This has the Complete Guide to Prevention, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care of People Dealing with Prostrate Cancer.

According to the National Cancel Institute, "Dramatic differences in the incidence of prostate cancer are also seen in different populations around the world." This is telling because there may be dietary or other environmental factors involved.
Check:
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Personal Story by:
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mike

My Grandpa was ill and diagnosed with Prostate cancer but Hospital wasn't close enough for adequate treatment and care for he could hardly walk. This book really helped. Both grandpa and his minder read the book and it helped to facilitate his care and treatment. It's a complete guide in reduction of mental, further stress.
This has the Complete Guide to Prevention, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care of People Dealing with Prostrate Cancer.

According to the National Cancel Institute, "Dramatic differences in the incidence of prostate cancer are also seen in different populations around the world." This is telling because there may be dietary or other environmental factors involved.
Check:
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Personal Story by:
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chelseabites

Now that the election is over it'll be interesting to see where things go and how the country recovers. I wonder how much attention will go to Sarah Palin. How much longer do you think she'll be in the spotlight prepping for a run in 2012? People are still doing videos on her. Good or bad, she's become somewhat of a pop icon.

For instance, I found this video on dressing like Palin:

http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/668-how-to-dress-like-sarah-palin

despite logic

As a senior enlisted member of the United States Navy and a life long republican I am one of your more unlikely Obama supporters, however, to put it mildly, I have crossed party lines, nay, jumped party lines with arms wide open to embrace this man who can lead our country and the world into the future.

I have served two tours in the Northern Arabian Gulf and met hundreds of Iraqi fisherman and Ship's Captains. During my first tour I was met with open arms as a hero of sorts by the men I met; men who had families, hopes and dreams just as I did; men who only wanted what I wanted, for my children to be safe healthy and happy.

When I returned a couple years later I was confronted with a different attitude. I (as an American Military Member) was no longer wanted; though I was told "I" was still needed. I was told of the new rise in crime (not to mention sectarian violence) tempered by the allure of a new "Freedom" not yet realized.

America has brought Iraq to the place it is today, teetering on the precipice between a bright future and untold continued horror. I believe that President Elect Obama has the foresight, will and tenacity to do what is right for Iraq and her people. I think the hardest part of that will be doing what the Iraqi people want us to do and no longer forcing our agenda on them. I am not a very religious man, however, in my own way I continue to pray for the people of Iraq and our respective governments to find the wisdom needed to forge the way ahead.

Jo

We don't know what will come of an Obama presidency. We don't know what he'll achieve, and of course he's going to be highly constrained in his actions. He faces more challenges than most presidents, and we can't know where that will lead us.

But we do know that we've elected a man of great intelligence, integrity, fairness and thoughtfulness. And that's a great place to start.

David

Obama is more than just another elected President. He has a "connection" to the world like no other president we have known. He links and overlaps because he is knowledgeable of Asia, he lived there, knowledgeable of Africa, knowledgeable of multiple religions and backgrounds (gives credence to his character), understands what a muslim is looking to achieve, shows respect, is stable and has stature. He can bring the world together and we will see alliances and cooperations among countries we wouldn't have dreamed of, and new trade partners, respect, and a new anticipation of and for America by countries who distrusted our leaders who would just shut off other leaders and countries because they wouldn't play the game we wanted them to play exactly. They have their government, that is their business, we will leave you alone if you leave us alone and lets trade and market our economies and take care of our own business. Obama will walk the line with finese, believe me, you can see it in his eyes, he studies you while he smiles. He reads his opponents first class, before they realize it, he has persuaded his point. Proof of that? Don't believe it? Well he just persuaded our NATION, slicker than a bald head, and we joined in. I think that is because he is sincere and can be trusted.
Our strength will be standing behind him, and not dictating policy to the world on their affairs, but cooperating in their struggles without interference all the time. I hope he does talk to all countries. You can not stop a fight even on the school yards unless you get people to talking together!!!!

Susan

I'm betting Mary was really, really afraid of the nuclear and biological WMDs that Saddam had and was going to release on the USA - back in 2003.

I often ponder why Americans are so dumb and gullible.

By the way - I am not an Obama supporter, but he seems a better choice for leader than McCain.

krystal

so... we are all gonna die.... sad i know

Jon

Know Hope! The wonderful thing about Obama is that he is a mature and thoughtful man who wants to do right. I trust and respect him even though I don't always agree with him.

Mary

I am so terrified of Obama for my family and children because of his association with highly radical university educated killers who have a plan in place for the clinical extermination of tens of millions of Americans. We are very afraid.

Mary

Marcos El Malo

Thank you for your congratulations. Many many of us here in America feel a sense of joy and relief, but also worry about the many challenges ahead. We are trying to put aside out cynicism. We place great hope in Obama, but we must also place great hope in each other.

jj

Don't be afraid; We still have our God and our Guns to cling to..

hannah friedman

My humble musical letter to president Obama:
www.writinghannah.blogspot.com

Best,
Hannah

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Hopefully Obama can repair all the damage Bush has done globally.

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semaj venters

i love Obama
he got to be the bast thing that ever happen to us // the usa so he is like a god to me i love you obama make us thnig to get happy about show us what you can do/// and thnaks

Claire Voiante

I think the election of Obama definately marks the beginning of the end of the occupation of Iraq. Let the healing begin. Still, I will be joining the many Americans that are disenfranchised with the state of our country in this the dawn of the 21st Century. Found a graphic that somes up this sentiment.

http://www.cafepress.com/usa21stcentury

Laura

The work for peace, healing and reparation has only just begun. Someone last night said that the reward for a good job is a new, harder job. Well, here we are. Back to work for us, my dears!

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