WASHINGTON â€“ Barack Obama swept to victory as the nation's first black president Tuesday night in an electoral college landslide that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.
The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his historic triumph by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states â€” Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Iowa.
A huge crowd in Grant Park in Obama's home town of Chicago erupted in jubilation at the news of his victory. Some wept.
McCain called his former rival to concede defeat â€” and the end of his own 10-year quest for the White House. "The American people have spoken, and spoken clearly," McCain told disappointed supporters in Arizona....
Greetings! There was a need to mention B. Goldwater simply because of the statement of LBJ's %. Btw, I was only 12 at the time but I remember wearing a Goldwater imitation straw hat as my father was a staunch supporter. A decent article that you might enjoy and was posted only 3 years ago: "HBO Hijacks Barry Goldwater's Ideology", www.humanevents.com. Personally, I believe that everyone has some racism in them, including your favorite son Barry and that only "In Christ" does anyone possess the ability to be completely free from that sin. Have a "grace day"!
Goldwater opposed *that* Civil Rights Act for Constitutional reasons, but his support for desegregation & the AZ NAACP imply that he was no racist. The problem for him & other genuine Constitutionalists has been, appeals to the Constitution are an easy way for real racists to avoid defending legalized segregation on the discreditable grounds of racial theory. I think Progressive statists have exploited such political hypocrisy as a way to dismantle Constitutional federalism.
Greetings! A black voter landslide for the Democrats is not normal throughout Amer. Hist. From A. Lincoln, of course, until F.D.R. blacks voted Republican. Remember, 96% voted for the black candidate this year. At least 6% more than any previous election!
If you were to look at a barred graph on the % of the black vote for either party from FDR until now you would see clearly that race was an issue.
Remember, in 1964 B. Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act to which L.B.J set into motion.
A key would be the victories for Obama in Virginia and N. Carolina, with their increased % of the black population and of course these states were traditionally Republican that even Clinton, Gore and Kerry lost in the PREVIOUS FOUR ELECTIONS!
GG wrote: From what I understand, because Obama is from Kenyan background and not of Slave parentage, he is not always accepted as truly African-American. But, I guess he is black enough for Govt work.
Odd, isn't it? I wonder where they think Kenya is?
Imo, Obama was labeled "black" in order that the election be labeled "historic." Bi-racial sounds so.. not "progressive." Funny how Condy Rice's appointment as a National Security Advisor, then Secretary of State, and Colin Powell's appointment as Secretary of State weren't quite so historic. But then they were appointed by Bush.
I find it bizarre that in American "color theory," black + white = black, unless there was much "white" intermarriage down the generations. Yet here, there is no logical reason why Obama, with his 50/50 ancestry, could not just as easily be labeled "white," except for this arbitrary cultural assumption by both him & everyone else.
I think this became so because African slaves, unlike transported British & Irish convict laborers, could be readily identified if they escaped, plus there was no fiscal incentive for planters like Jefferson to free the children of slaves with whom they had illegitimate relations. Love of money was not restricted to the Yankee "bogeyman" of Southern mythology.
Once America separated from Britain, there were no more "white" convict laborers available anyhow; they were transported to Australia instead.
Mike wrote: I would say much of the hullabaloo is based on skin color. If 95% of a particular group vote for a candidate who happens to look like them, it's probably safe to say they voted for him for that reason.
I was surprised at the time by the scale of the landslide among black voters, but have now had chance to check out your hypothesis. It is clearly highly unsafe reasoning.
A black voter landslide for the Democrats is clearly routine and normal.
Given that 94% of black voters voted for Lyndon B Johnson in 1964 perhaps the impact was less than 1%? Likewise 90% of black voters voted for Gore over Bush, and 88% for Kerry over Bush.
If we were to take the last 2 elections as a guide it would seem that at most no more than 6% of black voters could have been swayed by the colour of the candidate in 2008. Personally I suspect the number was much less given the swing of the overall tide.
Bill Liken wrote: ... they ('Americans') fell more for the $600 million ad blitz by BHO.
The way Obama's vacuously verbose dramatic performance played out is quite a heart-rending episode to ponder
What I'm about to say isn't popular, but it's TRUE --- Obama bought the 2008 election effectuating a masterful masquerade with the aid of the degeneratively perverse anti-American and wholly anti-family radicals who control the propagandizing left-wing TV Networks throughout America !!! - These Networks displayed an overt subjectivity in judgment (they treated Barack with unwarranted favor/attention) !!!
IT WAS "THE DISTILLATION OF PERVERTION" THE WAY THEY CODDLED OBAMA, GIVING AMERICANS A FALSE PERCEPTION OF A MAN WHOSE HEART IS ANYTHING BUT ""TRUE"" !!!
It is a criminally treasonous act when Television Networks abandon TRUE OBJECTIVITY (THAT WHICH EMBODIES THE HIGHER GOOD AND BEST INTEREST OF "WE THE PEOPLE") and become perversely prejudiced in their own man-date of disheveled funk ----- THIS POSES A GREAT THREAT TO "OUR" REPUBLIC AND IT MUST NOT GO UNCHECKED !!!
Obama's arrogance, pomp and his bloodcurdling cold-hearted pretentiousness should send up red flags of warning !!! - What a blind people !!!
Banned wrote: Obama does not appear to be a natural citizen, not even a naturalized citizen. He is not officially president until December 15 when the electoral college delegates vote; and they may well not vote him in because he refuses to prove he is a natural born U.S. citizen rather than a non citizen, and citizen of Indonesia and/or Kenya. It appears The One is neither a natural born nor even a naturalized United States citizen. His mother did not live in the country long enough to make him automatically a citizen, and he was not born in America. Further, he was adopted by his Indonesian father and a citizen of Indonesia. Obama, aka Barry Sotero, aka Barky Sotero, aka Barry Dunham, needs to produce his vault birth certificate and reassure people that he is constitutionally qualified to be our president. The One is a puppet of foreign banksters and Zionists, and his purpose is to serve as a big distraction to keep our minds off the rape and theft of our country and the horrors of the tyranny that are being cemented around us.
First, you are a piece of work! Second, what are you going to do when Barack Hussein Obama is sworn in on January 20th as the next US President? Will you leave the Country? Please make our day! :-)
Obama does not appear to be a natural citizen, not even a naturalized citizen. He is not officially president until December 15 when the electoral college delegates vote; and they may well not vote him in because he refuses to prove he is a natural born U.S. citizen rather than a non citizen, and citizen of Indonesia and/or Kenya.
It appears The One is neither a natural born nor even a naturalized United States citizen. His mother did not live in the country long enough to make him automatically a citizen, and he was not born in America. Further, he was adopted by his Indonesian father and a citizen of Indonesia.
Obama, aka Barry Sotero, aka Barky Sotero, aka Barry Dunham, needs to produce his vault birth certificate and reassure people that he is constitutionally qualified to be our president.
The One is a puppet of foreign banksters and Zionists, and his purpose is to serve as a big distraction to keep our minds off the rape and theft of our country and the horrors of the tyranny that are being cemented around us.
Flip, I do pray for you, that God will strengthen you and give you the boldness to do his will.
Remember, if your Church is not an offense to the world, it then naturally is 'wordly'. God forbid!
I agree. The once in a while surprising, angry, hurtful comments, we see here, have a surprising different foreign spirit, especially on a Christian website.
Also, I will like to add another point, you don't have to tell the people of God to act holy, for God changes their heart so the new nature is more like him. A true Christian. A true follower. Praise the Lord!
That is why such books as the Purpose Driven Life, etc.., which tell 'Christians' w/o purpose how to obtain it. No way. That my friend is an oxymoron. It is impossible to be without purpose, hope, etc., and have the Holy Spirit of God in you?!
Once you repent and seek God and only God, dying to self, you then love life, you see God and purpose everywhere.
Unfortunately, many confessed Christians aren't. Our Bible states the great majority of people are going to Hell. So therefore if the great majority of people think they are going to Heaven, then many today are deceived even at this moment.
How did we get this? Remember McCain was selected by Democrats who crossed over during early primaries to vote for him. The media also pumped him up while denigrating the others. He thought he could get the moderate voters, but they fell more for the $600 million ad blitz by BHO. A bright spot is to look at a county by county map of US and see that most of the country voted for McCain. (unfortunately, they didn't find many Republicans to put into Congrss) It was the more populated counties that turned the election for BHO.
Alan H 1:50 AM, I also enjoyed at the website of your link the video political comedy from the right provided by the NBTV button, as opposed to mostly video political comedy from the left provided by the maintsream media.
To the person that said I was flipped out I give you thanks. I will not resort to an attack on your person because again, I do not believe that is Christ like behavior. I too believe in preaching the truth according to the Word of God.
Just so you know about me. I am a Pastor in the Dominican Republic of an International Baptist Church. I have had members of my church leave because we stick to the entire Word of God. Many people got upset about our preaching on the doctrine of election as well as women being submissive and left in anger. I never will and never have compromised to please others. My task is preach the entire Word and please God and not men. I pray that the Lord would give me the grace, boldness and wisdom in preaching His Word.
Now I also hope my life in every aspect brings glory to His name. Again to the person who called me flipped out, you chose one verse from the Bible, but I could choose many that prove you are out of line, but rather than go there, I will say that I will pray that we can all be Christ like and let's remember that our kingdom is not here on earth, and our citzenship is not limited to the USA.
Again as it may challenge us all, let us pray for Mr.Obama and his family. Let us a Christians start acting like Christians. Thanks
I would never have voted Cyrus or Artaxerxes into power. Yet, they were the very men our God used to gather his ancient people again in Jerusalem, rebuild the city and the temple, and to revive his worship in a day of great, great darkness. As the Lord God turned the hearts of those ancient pagans for the salvation of his chosen, he may be pleased to so turn the thoughts of President-elect Obama for the furtherance of the gospel and the salvation of his elect in our day. In fact, I am completely confident that he will (Romans 8:28-31; Psalm 76:10).
[URL=http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2008/11/06/newsweek-s-thomas-slightly-creepy-cult-personality-around-obama]]]Newsweekâ€™s Thomas: â€˜Slightly Creepy Cult of Personalityâ€™ Around Obama[/URL]
Banned wrote: It's never been debunked. True, courts have thrown it out--but not because anything has been debunked, but because they refuse to allow the matter to even be discussed. Andy Martin's lawsuit is not thrown out, and the state of Hawaii took a look at Obama's COLB, decided the suit has merit, and on November 17 his lawsuit will be heard. Berg's lawsuit I'm not certain of, but I know Berg is taking it as high as he can until he can't take it any higher. It's not over yet. Why doesn't Obama just reassure the people that he is in fact a naturalized citizen? Is that too hard? Even Bill Clinton has stated that Obama would make a good president, IF he is constitutionally qualified. He is not a natural citizen, not even a naturalized citizen. He is not a citizen at all. He is an empty suit that was pulled out of obscurity by the Trilaterals because he has what they want, the right look, probably also the right breeding, meaning he is related to them somehow by birth. All these people are related.
"flip" is Really FLIPPED-OUT !
Truth at times can appear to be "VILE"--
For Jesus Christ, THE Living TRUTH, said of Unbeliving Jews & ALL Unbelieving Mankind:
"Ye are of Your Father The DEVIL, and the LUSTS of Your FATHER Ye WILL DO..." John 8:44