HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » You know how you wait and... » Reply #20
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Response to nolabear (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:54 AM

20. Can hardly see, eyes are red and hurt from crying.

I have never ever been so proud of Democrats. It is America, it is what America looks like, it is what America sounds like, what it feels like, what it seeks, what it believes in, and the key is being INCLUSIVE.

See Both sides of my DNA were here before the Mayflower had a passenger list. During that first war with the Brits, one was a teacher, put down his chalk and picked up a musket, and ended up shot in the butt, but was it the log he fell off of? The Pine Tree shilling at the family's foundry. Farmers and Trappers. Mountain Man and some Judges. Heroes and counterfeiters. Drunks dying on railroad tracks, and Bible Thumpers. Family went West with the railroad. Some walked the Trail of Tears. One was so old Iowa would not take him into the Union army, he boot blacked his hair and with two sons went to Missouri, probably had the old folks shakes so bad that they made him a Major Fifer. Spaulden was at the Virginia Colonie with Powhatan, married a daughter to a ship's captain and moved north, ended up in the first volume of Who's Who in America. Gotta love the French, they love everyone. Heinz 57, you name the country its likely in my DNA. One split wood with Abe, and drank at his saloon as well. From Shriners to pickpockets, THAT is America! The Repiglicans forget. The Teabaggers forget WHY that tea got dumped in that harbor. When you see it in print, on a family tree, its hard NOT to be a member of the Democratic Party. There is only ONE I've a question for: WHY did he name it Jackson Hole when they were coming back from a trip to what is now Grass Valley, California?

When someone gets snobbish being an American, I've my genealogy, and I KNOW there's nothing to be a snob about. The newest branch arrived in the mid-late 1800's, guess who are the snobs in Ohio?

Yeah, a liberal progressive democrat fits rather well. Decades of seeing my Party splinter, and lose the message and the elections. Broke my heart more times than puppy loves ever did. BUT This Night, the thing in Charlotte, THIS was the BEST anything could get.

It's not the differences, it the common Unity, and the human caring about each other. It is LOVE your Neighbor as Yourself. It is ALL are created equal. All have a loyalty and a pride and a love for a concept, a government unlike any other.

All of the above is what this first night of the Convention in Charlotte reminded me of. From the time those DAV carried in that flag to Michelle Obama, tears flowed, laughter couldn't be stopped as those tears flowed. THIS is America. I am so proud, and so grateful to have lived to see this day!




Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 22 replies Author Time Post
nolabear Sep 2012 OP
Schema Thing Sep 2012 #1
nolabear Sep 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #4
Kalidurga Sep 2012 #3
napi21 Sep 2012 #16
Kalidurga Sep 2012 #17
Digital Puppy Sep 2012 #21
Coexist Sep 2012 #5
grantcart Sep 2012 #6
SaveAmerica Sep 2012 #8
grantcart Sep 2012 #12
SaveAmerica Sep 2012 #22
BumRushDaShow Sep 2012 #7
Tuesday Afternoon Sep 2012 #9
oliverrams1 Sep 2012 #10
NBachers Sep 2012 #11
Grammy23 Sep 2012 #13
EVDebs Sep 2012 #14
Duchess St.Rollins Sep 2012 #18
lovemydog Sep 2012 #15
ailsagirl Sep 2012 #19
LineNew Reply Can hardly see, eyes are red and hurt from crying.
turtlerescue1 Sep 2012 #20
Please login to view edit histories.