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Nov. 4, 2008, was the day when American politics shifted on its axis.
The ascent of an African-American to the presidency — a victory by a 47-year-old man who was born when segregation was still the law of the land across much of this nation — is a moment so powerful and so obvious that its symbolism needs no commentary.
But it was the reality of power, not the symbolism, that changed Tuesday night in ways more profound than meet the eye.
The rout of the Republican Party, and the accompanying gains by Democrats in Congress, mean that Barack Obama will assume office with vastly more influence in the nation’s capital than most of his recent predecessors have wielded.
Originally posted by drwizardphd
Obama is most certainly black.
In fact, he is more of an African American than most black people in the U.S. because his father was born in Kenya.
Whatever problems you have with the guy, he was the best option for our country and the majority of people thought so as well. You can detract from his actions all you want but you really can't say he's not black.
Originally posted by dude77
and there goes YET another one .. you mentioned NOTHING about his mother why ? .. 'he is most certainly black' .. yes and he's most certainly white as well .. why didn't you mention that ? people and their selectiveness .. good times
I couldn't care less IF he was fully black .. but he's NOT so let's be correct about that shall we ?
We see the formation of a new coalition of African-Americans, Latinos and other ethnic minorities with an increasingly disgruntled and marginalized middle class and a considerable youth vote that crosses all lines.
This is the new majority... the new ruling coalition and if Obama does well... it may control the fate of this country for a long time to come.