From another combox:
I was watching in horror, watching CBS’ coverage of Ebenezer Baptist Church and then later at Howard University, as otherwise-certainly-reasonable and distinguished African-American adults were reduced to tears and near ecstasy at every 0bama electoral vote. This guy really is the focus of all their hopes, and as a follower of Jesus Christ, it makes me profoundly sad.
That said, I’m hopeful that the Republicans will wake up and understand that being Democlones is a good way to lose power. After Carter came Reagan. Reagan was no god, but he was way better than either of the Bushes, Carter, or Clinton.
The next 4 yrs are going to be tough, though. 0bama is the worst candidate for Prez in my lifetime, IMHO, so that’s a bitter pill to swallow.
So regardless of your personal opinion of Obama’s politics, you see nothing noteworthy about the first African-American president in our country’s history? That means nothing?
No, it’s not nothing, but it’s not nearly as noteworthy as how horrible 0bama’s policies are.
I refuse to be fixated on race. The widespread focus on it seems to me a backhanded admission that race actually means sthg, and that is latent racism to me. I don’t care one iota that the man is black. He’s not black, anyway, he’s as much white as he is black; you won’t see me celebrating the election of a white man as President.