Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Well Then....

Does this mean that we get to hear less from the likes of Jesse Jackson? Can we stopped being accused of being a bunch of racist jerks now?

Hopefully he will live up to some of the hype, or then again....hopefully not? Or at least hopefully comedians will now be brave enough to poke fun at him (the way they do every other politician), without worrying about repercussions.

Besides, he doesn't scare me nearly as much as so many others I've talked to. Odd that I feel the same way about this presidency as I did 16 years ago. I'm much more scared of the new First Lady than I am of the new President. It will be interesting to see how that one pans out.

10 comments:

Cindi said...

Affirmative Action is no longer necessary. Jesse Jackson must be furious this morning--he's out of a job.

Kelsey said...

that's what you think....he's only half black you know :)
Obama Mama in da house!

Michael and Tiffany said...

If I see Jesse Jackson all teary eyed from last night AGAIN, I am going to hurl!

Catey said...

Rofl Tiffany! Alas, without TV, I missed all of those glorious moments last night. God Bless Newsprint! ;)

~LL~ said...

I hear ya, girl! Obama wouldn't even have a set if his woman didn't provide them. Methinks she is vile!

zoinatt said...

Me just as bummed. I haven't had the misfortune of really seeing his wife but I just pray all I've heard about him isn't true. I need money yes but I need to know my beliefs are stood up for too.

Celeste said...
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Catey said...

I think you misunderstand my comments on the racism; I have no doubt that racism is still alive and well in some areas. In this instance, I am referring to the fact that I have been called racist because I didn't vote for him. The sentiment from WAY too many people is that the only reason people must not have voted for him is b/c he is black. When I explain that his race has nothing to do with it and that I based my vote on my beliefs, I am told it is a cop out. Unfortunately I think reverse racism is much more prevalent than real racism anymore. In the years that Aaron lived in Georgia/Alabama/SC, the vast majority of "racism" that existed there was black people going after white people. Kind of like people assuming in Ut you are going to be ignored by the Mormons if you aren't one of them....when we lived in SLC we had the opposite happen; neighbors who refused to speak with us and would even go inside if we were outside or walking down the street because *we* were Mormon. They just had decided that Mormons must be exclusive jerks, so instead of waiting to find out, they just made it an issue themselves.

I'd be happy to adopt a chid of any color, from anywhere in the world. Aaron already thinks I'm a baby hog though. ;) But when it comes down to that, what a great opportunity to teach those around you that a person is a person is a person. And what an even better opportunity for your children to learn what really matters, from parents who know and understand that and can teach them what is real and what is important!

My comment on no longer being classified as a racist country is directed towards those like Jackson and J. Wright that claim that the nation as a whole is racist and that essentially if you are black you are being stuck in a hole and you are doomed to fail because of of "the man". Who make claims like the gov creating aids to irradicate black people. It's bunk. To me, that is the real cop out.

Catey said...

(reposting the deleted comment-with permission from Celeste!)
"I guess living outside of Utah and seeing that racism is still alive and well has changed my view on this whole topic. And I suppose having a black child can also do that. I would suggest that if you believe racism is no longer that you go out and adopt a black child then you'll see that it's still alive and well!

I'm thankful that our nation has gotten to this point, I only wish I could've voted for the first black president. It really is a monumental event. But I couldn't go against my beliefs just to be a part of history. I'm hoping that I will get the chance to vote for the first black "conservative" president! "

Mountain Man said...

Living in Texas was a real eye-opener for me. Yes, racism is alive and well, sad to say! I hope someone can emerge for the Republican ticket in 2012. Romney/Rice 2012???