Last night “That One” became our President-Elect!

November 5th, 2008 · 17 Comments

We witnessed history in the making yesterday folks in selecting the first African-American President-Elect to govern this great nation. This is monumental, not only for our African-American brothers and sisters, but for all non-WASP people who have ever dreamed that one day, we may achieve success in this right-center, Anglo dominated country. Barack Hussein Obama, born to an immigrant father and a white woman from Kansas, represents the new face of America, one that is not so easily categorized but reflects the true complexity of what our nation has become.  

You can hear President-Elect Obama’s victory speech in Chicago again here:

One thing that he made clear is that he will represent all Americans from every state and will listen to voices of those who did not vote for him in charting a course to bring us back to prosperity. One passage from an editorial that particularly struck me from the NY Times was this:

“His triumph was decisive and sweeping, because he saw what is wrong with this country: the utter failure of government to protect its citizens. He offered a government that does not try to solve every problem but will do those things beyond the power of individual citizens: to regulate the economy fairly, keep the air clean and the food safe, ensure that the sick have access to health care, and educate children to compete in a globalized world.”

In ending this post, I leave you some Sam Cooke. Whenever I hear “A change is gonna come,” I can’t help but reflect on the Obama campaign.

Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Presidential Elections

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 EYES OF TEXAS // Nov 5, 2008 at 6:37 am

    For the first time in my adult life, I am not proud of my country. I can not any longer say “God bless America, but ‘God damned America” for being so stupid as to put Obama in charge.

  • 2 xxxicana // Nov 5, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Oh, poor Eyes of Texas. We’ve had eight years of STUPID! We have voted for change! The people mandated change! Hah! I watched Fox News last night; it was too rich to see Rove squirming!

    We did it! Muchas Gracias to Latino Politics for keeping us updated throughout this election season.

  • 3 EYES OF TEXAS // Nov 5, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I,m a survivor and as long as I have my guns and my religion to cling to I’ll be just fine until the unmentionable happens. The change you have voted for will soon become apparent to you and I guarantee, you will not like it. The issue of Obamas original birth certificate has not gone away and Obama must come forth with 100% proof that he is a natural born U.S. citizen prior to his swearing into office. If he does not do so, he will be considered an illegitimate President by millions of Americans.

  • 4 Sheila // Nov 5, 2008 at 9:40 am

    As a first-generation immigrant and naturalized citizen of this great country, I am so proud of where we are at this moment. The winds of change have arrived and we as a nation will join President-elect Obama and restore confidence in this nation.

  • 5 Mexitli // Nov 5, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Oh well. So much for “democracy being a tool of the rich.” L0L

  • 6 BettyM // Nov 5, 2008 at 11:30 am

    E of T – The “unmentionable” happened 8 yrs. ago. Look where he took us. I do hope you pray for yourself and others. If you find it necessary to cling to your gun please stay in Texas. Obama will make a difference!!

  • 7 HispanicPundit // Nov 5, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Congratulations to Obama! I am sure he will be a fine president! Though I didn´t vote for him…I still find much that he represents appealing.

    HP (From a cyber in Taxco, Guerrero)

  • 8 Housenoahill // Nov 5, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    So beautifully put, Thanks and here’s a cyber hug from Chicago ~

    I feel sorry for “Eyes of Texas” still stuck in divisive fear, but he can’t steal our joy!

    “…One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, With Liberty and Justice For ALL…” at long last…

    Thanks again!

  • 9 jammer // Nov 5, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Ojos.., you are soooo paranoid that you have crossed over into crazyland. Guns and God…, you sound like a wacked out muslim extremist. No difference between you and those folks.., You would fit in with the Taliban. I am surprised that you have not seen Barack Housien Obama’s birth certificate. It’s only been published in newspapers.. ., Oops you don’t read. This is an issue only in your empty head. The thought of someone truely stupid, like yourself, owning guns is really frightening.

  • 10 EYES OF TEXAS // Nov 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    My U.S. military training prevents me from taking matters into my own hands, so crazy I am not. The so called “birth certificate” you speak of so brilliantly is actually a “certificate of live birth” which has also been proven to be a fake document which was whipped up after Phil Berg sued Obama to release his original birth certificate from Hawaii. Why can’t Obama obtain this simple document and put an end to all the speculations? Why would his staff post a fake document on the internet? Also, why has the Governor of Hawaii seen fit to seal Obamas “supposed” birth certificate from public access? From all that I have READ, there are a lot of things that Obama has not explained to the satisfaction of American citizens. Phil Berg, a long time Democrat, said he will take the issue of Obamas birth certificate all the way to the Supreme Court, if need be. Obama will be exposed for the fraud that he is and will be prosecuted in a court of law. Obamas socialist agenda will not be imposed on our nation. He will be stopped.

  • 11 Sheila // Nov 5, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    EoT, why can’t you get a life?

  • 12 PABLO // Nov 5, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Maybe “Eyes of Texas” and “George W. Bush” can go to that village in Texas togather?

  • 13 Michaelr // Nov 5, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Everyone has their fifteen minutes, but it’s real nice to know that the population of racists and mentally challenged white people has decreased so dramatically they no longer can influence a national election.

  • 14 Reyfeo // Nov 5, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    You all sound like children who finally got thier lollipops! Way too funny…!
    ….yes, I’m not a Obama supporter but will allow the man to be my President. That said, I fear the results of his presidency a few months and ultimately a year from now will not be what you all are envisioning…the reality is he inherited a hugh problem left behind by both parties.

    As for E Of T, I agree, there are still many unanswered questions? Anyone he really looks into Obama and is honest, we agree. Bush to this date never gets a break about his real service in the military and whether he got some kind of preferencial treatment. I didn’t like that anymore than someone questioning whether Obama is really a born citizen of this country, but they are ligitimate questions.
    In closing latinos have been led down the path of slauther by BOTH parties… lets enjoy the historic moment, yes, but lets not let the euphoric feelings of electing a black President get the best of us…lets keep them all honest. He promised change, and so we’ll soon see what that means. When it/if doesn’t happen lets pull together and demand it!

  • 15 Joe // Nov 5, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    TX Non-profit behind McCain’s negative Ads against Obama targeting Latinos

    San Antonio Current 11/05/08
    “Flack Jackets”
    “It’s enough to make you question whether the motivating force behind this movement is compassion for those here illegally or protection for people who exploit them.”
    “The WashingtonPost confirms ads tailored to “clinch” Latino voters -English & Spanish are produced by a media operation called “Foxhole Productions”

  • 16 EYES OF TEXAS // Nov 6, 2008 at 9:08 am

    As long as Obama continues to hide behind his vail of secercy, he can not be trusted to do what is right for our country. If he were the great man that he and his followers thinks he is, why can’t he open up his life for the public to know the real person. Too many unknowns will keep Obama very suspect by those that are not so easily swayed by his demeanor, smooth talk and hallow promises. How far will he get with his socialist plan of wealth redistribution? What is the purpose of his civilian security force, complete with military training and military fire power? Why is he so adored by foreign countries that breed and support terrorists intent on the destruction of western civilization? A junior Senator with 128 days in the Senate suddenly becomes a candidate for President of the U.S. and no one asks who is actually behind the scenes that pushed him forward so rapidly. Also, that ever nagging question, where was he actually born and why won’t he provide a hospital issued birth certificate to prove once and for all that he is a natural born U.S. citizen? Almost every U.S. citizen can obtain a legal copy of their original birth certificate, why can’t he?

    A mystery man, to say the least, that has to answer to the people or be suspected of being an illegitimate President with a hidden agenda to force a socialist government on the American citizens. Not in my America, no way, no how. He can not be trusted.

  • 17 Myke // Dec 5, 2008 at 12:21 am

    If B.O is so concerned about Latinos why was he not fighting to keep big business from exploiting them for slaves wages. Why do you think he wants millions more illegals to come to America. The real racists are the ones exploiting Latinos. And when the government gets it’s way we will all be working for slaves wages, with no country, no culture, no flag, a new world order where the wealthy elites sit in their lavish homes on the hill and look down on poverty just like all the other third world countries. Do you think they want amnesty because of compassion for illegals? Where was the compassion all these years when Latinos were being exploited for low wages. How much compassion does it take to allow growers to pay $10 a day to pick tomatoes? We will all be nothing but a mass of slaves when we get amnesty and open borders. Do you think it is hard to find a job now…wait till millions more come across our border to compete with those of us who are here now.

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