Skip to comments.Victory Or No, Obama's Story Inspires Us All (Enormous Barf Alert!!!
Posted on 11/03/2008 7:35:33 PM PST by Kaslin
Whoever wins this election, I understand what Barack Obama meant when he said his faith in the American people had been "vindicated" by his campaign's success. I understand what Michelle Obama meant, months ago, when she said she was "proud of my country" for the first time in her adult life.
Why should they be immune to the astonishment and vertigo that so many other African-Americans are experiencing? Why shouldn't they have to pinch themselves to make sure they aren't dreaming, the way that I do?
I know there's a possibility that the polls are wrong. I know there's a possibility that white Americans, when push comes to shove, won't be able to bring themselves to elect a black man as president of the United States.
But the spread in the polls is so great that the Bradley effect wouldn't be enough to make Obama lose; it would take a kind of "Dr. Strangelove effect" in which voters' hands developed a will of their own.
I'm being facetious but not unserious. In my gut, I know there's a chance that the first African-American to make a serious run for the presidency will lose. But that is precisely what's new, and, in a sense, unsettling: I'm talking about possibility, not inevitability.
For African-Americans, at least those of us old enough to have lived through the civil rights movement, this is nothing short of mind-blowing. It's disorienting, and it makes me see this nation in a different light.
You see, I remember a time of separate and unequal schools, restrooms and water fountains a time when black people were officially second-class citizens. I remember moments when African-Americans were hopeful and excited about the political process, and I remember other moments when most of us were depressed and disillusioned.
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Lying, voter fraud, campaign fraud, real estate fraud, blackmail, infanticide etc are inspiring?
The only reason Robinson is a big Obama fan is because Obama’s dad was from Kenya.
All the inspiration of Frank Abagnale Jr. without the honesty.
Robinson and every other liberal wouldn’t be giving Obama the time of day if he was a conservative.
What that you can lie and hide and get places in this world? In legal ethics, you’d be disbarred.
When the election is over, let's award the "Least Racist Color" award to the skin color that has the highest percentage voting for the candidate of another color.
Naturally, the "Most Racist Award" will go to the group of people least able to cross the color line with their vote.
Game on! Good luck, Eugene!
I thought Eugene Robinson was the seriously gay bishop. Eh, what’s the diff.
“Victory or no?” But...but...but the Obamedia said it was all over last week! What’s up with the tingles?
Isn’t this Michelle’s brother?
They also lied, cheated, slandered, forged, defrauded and corrupted -- but in that paragraph before I wanted to remark on their strengths.
Eugene, you ignorant racist slut! Did it ever occur to you that sane Americans, regardless of ethnic background, reject your Marxist, infanticidal, gun-grabbing, megalomaniac "messiah"?????
No, I’m not especially inspired by a huckster whose entire career has been spent promoting himself.
Obama is the human version of a Potemkin Village. All facade. Nothing behind it.
I s__t on Eugene Robinson and the source of his inspiration
B. Hussein Obama.
They are both white-hating sons-of-bitches, and I loathe them.
I know much more about Bristol Palin.
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