Posted on November 4, 2008 at 8:33 pm under Uncategorized
…welcome to the history books, folks.
November 10 2008
@ 10:22 pm
I’m 30 years old, born in 1978. My father turned 65 this year, and on November 4th, I went with him to the polls. It was him, my 8 year old daughter, and myself and for 3 hours while waiting to cast our ballots, my father talked to my daughter about what he saw growing up. He told her about colored drinking fountains, about Martin Luther King, and about Freedom Riders. He told her about landing on the moon, about JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis, and about the president who was in office when he was born…FDR.
It came as a shock to realize that my father lived through one of the most interesting and enigmatic periods of this country’s history, and I felt cheapened by the fact that relatively speaking, my 30 years has seen a lot of bad, but very little good. Finally, on November 4th, something did happen, something which made my chest swell with pride. I realize that 48% of Americans did not vote for President-elect Obama, and that the election was highly partisan. But I’m not going to let that cheapen the fact that when my daughter and I go to the polling place 32 years from now, that I’ll get to tell my grandchild that I remember the day that a major racial wall came down in this country.
December 3 2008
@ 2:45 pm
The irony is that Obama might not even be a natural-born citizen and thus constitutionally invalid. The Supreme Court will decide on Friday whether to take up hearings on the matter.
December 4 2008
@ 12:43 pm
And they won’t because he is. The election is over, it’s time for the silly shenanigans to end, isn’t it?
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