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Obama won Ohio & is POTUS again, thank goodness!
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by on Nov. 6, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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JonJon
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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September 2007:  I join Cafemom.  I join a general debate group and a politcal debate group.  Surprisingly, I spend most of my time disputing bigoted and prejudiceed and racist comments like I've never seen before and haven't had to deal with in some time offline. 

I'm shocked to see how people think; I thought all the stuff I'm seeing belonged to another era.  I'm convinced most of the people on CM are young and can't understand that the young people aren't more evolved and enlightened.  It's really disappointing to learn just how prevalent racial bigotry is in this country as I consider Cafemom a representive slice of America so that means for every one person on CM who writes something bigoted and negative about race, there must must be 24 more offline who think the same way.  We've gotten complacent in this country.  The fight for equality is not over and racism is not all but dead; it's alive and thriving.

November 2007:  Obama elected.  I can't believe it.  I voted for him but I never believed I'd live to see a black man in the White House.  For the first time in my life I feel validated as a bonafide American.  I watch people at his victory rally crying.  I see Oprah crying; she's my age and she also probably thought she'd never see a black man elected President in her lifetime. 

I, too, start crying at this confirmation that the majority of Americans are not afraid of black people and recognize we really are just like you and that you looked past his skin color recognized Obama's qualifications to do the job.

January 20, 2008:  The President's inauguration.  It's on tv and I'm on Cafemom.  The ire and disdain has been so strong and palpable and I spend so much time countering all the accusations of the Obamas' "opulence," "arrogance" and "overspending" I miss the whole thing. 

The bigots and the racists have gone out of their minds and have come out of hiding and are foregoing any pretenses of tolerance and "pc" is out the door.  I'm back to being disappointed in Americans and start believing the President only got elected because the bigots and racists presumed there was no way a black man would be elected President so they didn't feel the need to bother voting.

2008-2012:  I spend all my time on CM rebutting the bigoted and racist things I see people saying on CM and endure being called a bigot and a race card player and accused of having a chip and looking for racism.  I'm called every name in the book but my own.  I'm not intimated into being afraid to mention race or to call a spade a spade; When I see a bigot or a racist I call them out; I calls 'em as I sees 'em.  I start to think everyone on CM is bigoted because so few call them out, too, but then I realize that most people like to keep what they know to themselves and I realize that it's only a few who are being so obnoxious; the silent majority don't hold by the same way of thinking.

I worry the whole four years the bigots and racists are organizing and will rush the polls to make sure that nigger doesn't get re-elected.  I worry there are enough of them to override those of us who recognize how much good the President did in his four years.

November 6, 2012:  I decide I don't want to be on the edge of my chair all night so I go to sleep about 8p; I've been fighting off fatigue all day.  8:30p:  my mom calls me and asks if I was asleep.  I tell her, "Yes, I didn't want to wait all night to see if the President gets re-elected."  Mom says, "You don't have to wait anymore."  I say, "What?!"  I can tell by her tone of voice the President didn't lose.  "The President won?!!"  "Yep."  "YES!"  I have to get online and gloat!"  "Okay, good night, hon."

I had to wait until 9p (pst) to hear the President's victory speech.  TG I didn't miss it.  There I was, trying not to cry but I cried.  I hadn't realized how fearful I was Romney was going to win by some weirdness along the lines of the 2000 general election because sisters, I didn't believe for a moment Al Gore wasn't going to win. 

My faith in Americans has been restored.  It's been so bad believing foreigners appreciated the Presidents more than his own country(wo)men.  But I was dead wrong.  There's more good guys than bad guys after all; the guy who trained me and other tellers how to spot a quick-change artist on my first bank job was right; most people are good and honest.  It's the 2% who make it bad for the rest of us.

God, I love this country and I love being American and I love all you wonderful Americans, even the misguided ones who didn't vote for the President.  I mean it.

          

jenn_little2013
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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 Obama was the wrong choice!

_Kissy_
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Quoting im23vaughn:

Well my military family is happy!


Quoting jcrew6:

I'm in a room with 55 military members and their family. Not a happy, excited person in the room over the next 4 years.

More worry.

More lacking leadership.


Della529
by Bronze Member on Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:32 PM

 The Daily Caller promoting a book.  Say it ain't so.

http://whitehousetransitionpro...

Quoting ashleybgarcia:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/26/taxpayers-spent-1-4-billion-on-obama-family-last-year-perks-questioned-in-new-book/

 

ashleybgarcia
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:33 PM
It's not the only site. There are pages. Say that isn't so.


Quoting Della529:

 The Daily Caller promoting a book.  Say it ain't so.


http://whitehousetransitionpro...


Quoting ashleybgarcia:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/26/taxpayers-spent-1-4-billion-on-obama-family-last-year-perks-questioned-in-new-book/

 


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vazfaw
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM
Its not about obamacare its all of them. And its people not wanting to come together.
Getting states to give the same services for kids with special needs. Insurance companies to look out for the people paying for their services. Education that is for the students not politicans. Get our economy going I want my home to have value.Instead of regretting we boight our home.Stop being divided be proactive and make things better.
10littleapplets
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:40 PM
Here we go now even more people on food stamps now then ever before , lees and less jobs now , great oh yea what ever and Romney I'm sure would have been just as bad so were f-c& didn't matter who we got in
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Bookwormy
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM
Catastrophizing is a cognitive distortion, which is psycho-babble for a thinking error.

Congrats on having one of the longest winded thinking errors I've ever read.


Quoting zeesmuse:

I am ashamed of my country.


Steve Forbes is already predicting another recession as well as more unemployment due to the taxing of small business. Everyone's taxes will sky-rocket - EVERYONE'S...


all domestic drilling will stop, more of our tax dollars will be spent on green companies that will bankrupt, cap and trade will be implemented, Obummercare won't be repealed and many of us will learn the hard way that many things won't be covered and many tests won't be run until it's too late. They will discover it is a form of population controll, geared to off the elderly, those with dibilitating diseased and those with disabilities. And we'll be forced to pay for it anyway. Our debt will skyrocket, our quality of life will disentegrate and IF we are lucky, we will be sold to the Chinese.


You elected a man who left an ambassador in a deadly situation and rather than try to aid him, he withdrew help and then LIED about it. That's treason and he should be impeached and court-martialed, except that would leave us with the laughing hyena of the free world - Joe Biden.


Michelle Obummer will continue on her jet setting ways and take vacation after vacation around her the world and not only will we pay for it, we will be expected to make our carbon footprint smaller so she can continue to see the world. Oh. And she won't even be KIND enough to send us pictures of hte places she visited on our dime.


somehow I'm supposed to believe that voting for Barry was supposed to be like the first time I had sex. I remember the first time I had sex - it was NOT all that. Really.


I'm also supposed to believe that social programs are important, however, unless your vagina or your marriage certificate can generate 30 million jobs or 22 trillion in revenue - because that's how deep we will be in debt by 2016 - it just isn't a blip on my radar.  I don't care WHO you screw, but if you want me OUT of your bedroom, don't make me responsible for the consequences. I believe that the economy and our debt is the most important issue we have.


Barry has also proven that he has no qualms bypassing the very entity our founding forefathers set up to keep on branch from becoming more powerful than the other. By Executive Ordering his way around the Congress, he has become nothing more than a dicktator.


yeah. I know how I spelled it. That's how I meant to spell it.


he single-handedly put more illegals to work than American Citizens and be prepared for the border to become open, leaving our states who share a border with Mexico to fend with the crime that plagues them. And Barry WILL ties their hands so they won't be able to fight. In addition, if Israel fires on Iran, I suspect he will side with Iran because he's made a secret agreement to allow Nuclear development, all while disarming us.


You sold our souls for free cell phones and birth control passed out on the streets or abortions on demand because you know no self control. You have set us on the path of becoming a Socialist Third World country. I am so very very very ashamed of my country and it's entitled citizens.


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Bookwormy
by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:46 PM
1) Obamacare *may* be able to help.

2) No one can tell an autism spectrum disorder from prenatal testing. It isn't a genetic disorder.

3) Obamacare isn't going to force prenatal testing or pressure abortions.

4) Catastrophizing is a cognitive distortion. Maybe Obamacare can make mental health services available to you. Look into it. You seem unhappy.


Quoting zeesmuse:

Because your child is disabled, Obarrycare will limit the aid you will get. My son has Asperger's.... its' not going to be fun and you'll still have to pay for it and pay MORE than you do now. Sorry. 


In addition, Obarrycare will force pregnant moms to have invasive prenatal tests and if the child isn't 'perfect', they will be pressured into having abortions. I have ONE child... because that's all I could afford and while he has medical problems, he's been a blessing. I wouldn't trade him for all the healthy, normal children in the world.


Quoting vazfaw:

Here is my concern I am glad obama won,but we live in a city that is great for kids with special needs yet I have to fight my insurance company to cover my daugthers services. She will phase out of early intervention but will be too young for preschool we make too much money to get aid for a therapy preschool but can't afford to send her. Insurance will.cover some outside therapy but the copay is expensive for three days a week. Republicans and democrats stop fighting and put your shit aside and do whats best for us real people not yourselves.



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bradysmom45
by New Member on Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Let me start by saying I am happy that we live in a nation of equality where we are able to have a black president. No one's race should determine whefher or not they qualify for anything. Nor should it determine whether or not you vote for someone. If they are the candidate you believe in bc of their politics and their positions on things that are important to you, you should vote for them. I saw a statistic on NBC that said 93% of African American voters voted for Obama. Could it really be possible that overwhelming a majority of African Americans thinks he is truly the right man for the job....or did they vote for him bc he is black and they like seeing a black president? If 93% of white people voted for Romney, it would be a huge issue.

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