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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:41 PM

A sleeping giant has been awakened [View all]



I believe that until this election, many African Americans and people of all races had a view of the United States as being in a very different place in terms of Civil Rights.

BUT three, four, five, six, seven, eight and nine hours in line gives you a long time to reflect and consider the forces at work trying to break your spirit and deny you the right to vote.

The voter suppression attempts will backfire and galvanize People of all races to fight for justice. The Republican Party just redefined itself as unabashedly racist and representing values contrary to the American spirit.

The Republican Party will NEVER recover from this, but this country will move forward. I hear pundits talk about the need to adjust "messaging" within the Republican Party, but it is so much deeper than that.

I believe that they will not be able to talk about freedom, love of democracy and of country without people seeing those lines of voters and how the Republican Party fought so hard AGAINST American values.

I also think it is a disgrace that no one from that party spoke out against these practices and I am disgusted that Romney was aware of them and so confident in the suppression efforts that he didn't even consider the need for a concession speech.

The rest of the world is watching and our push for democracy in other countries will seem hollow as it is, but would have been an outright affront under a Romney presidency.

The repugs finally kicked the dormant American progressive out of our slumber. We're up now and wide awake.

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