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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:06 PM
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4. I'm happy for my 80-year-old father
who along with his peers lived through all the prejudice...not being able to use a public swimming pool with his high school classmates, being kicked out of public parks, all of that.

I'm sorry my mother isn't here to witness it. She would've been so happy and would have just loved Obama like a proud mom would.

My father cried during Obama's speech on race, and I think of him and all the 'older generation' who put up with so much but had the chance to see this happen and I shed tears of happiness for them...and the ghosts of all those who suffered and were martyred before. It's pretty intense.
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  -To the Blacks at DU fadedrose  Jun-04-08 11:00 PM   #0 
  - ok  redstate_democrat   Jun-04-08 11:02 PM   #1 
  - i'm almost 67.  sweets   Jun-04-08 11:05 PM   #2 
  - Thanks. As a black person from Puerto Rico  Katzenkavalier   Jun-04-08 11:06 PM   #3 
  - Black Senior from California  goclark   Jun-04-08 11:30 PM   #12 
  - There was a picture of him from last night that was so amazing.  sfexpat2000   Jun-04-08 11:59 PM   #23 
  - hands covering Obama - photo  WillYourVoteBCounted   Jun-05-08 12:13 AM   #25 
  - This is such an incredible picture  grantcart   Jun-05-08 12:27 AM   #31 
  - My analysis so far is: these sonuvabitches keep making me tear up.  sfexpat2000   Jun-05-08 12:31 AM   #35 
  - Ya Know What GC ???  WillyT   Jun-05-08 06:54 AM   #60 
  - I cry Happy Tears every time I see it ~ Rockwell  goclark   Jun-05-08 09:47 AM   #70 
  - saturday evening post  swampg8r   Jun-05-08 09:57 AM   #74 
     - Oops, you are so right SEPost  goclark   Jun-05-08 11:00 AM   #85 
  - Stop it. You're making me cry!  crispini   Jun-05-08 10:11 AM   #83 
  - You got it! Rockwell...that's brilliant. I tear up when I see this picture, too.  ThruTheLookingGlass   Jun-05-08 02:46 PM   #105 
  - Great photo, BUT  supernova   Jun-05-08 03:10 PM   #117 
     - I bet your right, it would be so hard to have that job (ss).  ZombieHorde   Jun-05-08 04:25 PM   #123 
  - That " Hands on Obama" photo defines the campaign for me  goclark   Jun-05-08 09:38 AM   #67 
  - for a first hand account  swampg8r   Jun-05-08 09:58 AM   #76 
     - Thanks, I 'll speak to her right away  goclark   Jun-05-08 10:01 AM   #78 
  - yep i think we got the asylum back from the inmates  swampg8r   Jun-05-08 09:56 AM   #73 
  - Thank you so much!  sfexpat2000   Jun-05-08 12:29 AM   #33 
  - Oh my Goodness!  zidzi   Jun-05-08 12:43 AM   #43 
  - You guys are making me cry - again! a good cry, positive cry, YES WE CAN!! cry  SaveAmerica   Jun-05-08 07:14 AM   #66 
  - I actually liked the little pat on the backside he gave Michelle.  calimary   Jun-05-08 04:47 PM   #129 
  - and we love you goclark you give us spirit  grantcart   Jun-05-08 12:20 AM   #27 
     - I love the US part  goclark   Jun-05-08 09:42 AM   #68 
  - As a white person who grew up with viciously racist relatives...  jgraz   Jun-05-08 12:18 AM   #26 
     - Same here, jgraz  SeattleGirl   Jun-05-08 12:23 AM   #30 
     - I just wish some of them had lived to see it.  jgraz   Jun-05-08 12:29 AM   #32 
        - LOL!  sfexpat2000   Jun-05-08 12:36 AM   #38 
        - Oh, I know they are rollin' in their graves at this very moment!  SeattleGirl   Jun-05-08 12:40 AM   #42 
        - LOL !!!  WillyT   Jun-05-08 06:57 AM   #61 
        - You're baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad, Jgraz.  TheDebbieDee   Jun-05-08 10:13 AM   #84 
     - .  shadowknows69   Jun-05-08 06:24 AM   #56 
  - I'm happy for my 80-year-old father  CakeGrrl   Jun-04-08 11:06 PM   #4 
  - kicked for sweet vibes  crankychatter   Jun-04-08 11:08 PM   #5 
  - I wish my dad were alive to see this. He'd never believe it!! ^_^  vaberella   Jun-04-08 11:09 PM   #6 
  - The full implications haven't hit me yet. I'm delighted and thankful  Catherina   Jun-04-08 11:10 PM   #7 
  - I feel that way as well  ampad   Jun-04-08 11:14 PM   #10 
  - America just turned a corner. What a message this is to the world  Catherina   Jun-04-08 11:34 PM   #13 
  - and I would add  48percenter   Jun-04-08 11:54 PM   #22 
  - Thank you  ampad   Jun-04-08 11:11 PM   #8 
  - and to every white who knows how destructive racism is and supported him  Hamlette   Jun-04-08 11:13 PM   #9 
  - same with my dad. He lived in Washington state and was very  grantcart   Jun-05-08 12:30 AM   #34 
     - Don't say "hated the south". My mother and daddy were righteous  MISSDem   Jun-05-08 04:34 PM   #126 
  - This is important for all minorities.  Hatalles   Jun-04-08 11:16 PM   #11 
  - +1  DesertedRose   Jun-05-08 09:54 AM   #72 
  - me too Fadedrose  knowbody0   Jun-04-08 11:35 PM   #14 
  - sweetie I'm a a hip 62 year old whiteguy who tears up experiencing this moment in my life...  Imagevision   Jun-04-08 11:36 PM   #15 
  - I'm sure the Jones and Smiths are just as happy as the Blacks and the other families.  kwenu   Jun-04-08 11:40 PM   #16 
  - To the blacks? wtf? he is a man just like all other men, I am offended  goldcanyonaz   Jun-04-08 11:40 PM   #17 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-04-08 11:50 PM   #20 
  - wow, you just do not get it, amazing  goldcanyonaz   Jun-04-08 11:52 PM   #21 
     - Keep in mind the OP is 70  FlyingSquirrel   Jun-05-08 12:21 AM   #29 
     - you get it, thank you!  goldcanyonaz   Jun-05-08 12:35 AM   #37 
     - You know what?  Number23   Jun-05-08 01:30 AM   #46 
        - I agree, African-American sounds so clinical, but  dorkulon   Jun-05-08 02:12 PM   #100 
        - I know  Number23   Jun-05-08 03:07 PM   #115 
        - You all talking about what to call Black folks makes me think of the  MISSDem   Jun-05-08 04:47 PM   #130 
           - I love that show.  dorkulon   Jun-05-08 09:05 PM   #133 
        - good points  goclark   Jun-05-08 03:49 PM   #121 
        - I don't refer to myself as AA.  NOLALady   Jun-05-08 06:46 PM   #132 
     - no you don't get it - you are not even close  grantcart   Jun-05-08 12:31 AM   #36 
     - I would have thought that you would have  goldcanyonaz   Jun-05-08 12:37 AM   #40 
        - This thread isn't about you. It's about a greater good.  sfexpat2000   Jun-05-08 12:38 AM   #41 
        - I did and you didn't so let me explain it to you real clearly  grantcart   Jun-05-08 01:02 AM   #45 
           - Brilliant, grantcart.  blonndee   Jun-05-08 01:34 AM   #47 
           - Beautiful. Made me cry.  Fran Kubelik   Jun-05-08 07:00 AM   #63 
           - That Was Beautiful GC...  WillyT   Jun-05-08 07:04 AM   #64 
           - This should be an OP!  Lisa0825   Jun-05-08 09:53 AM   #71 
           - Well said, grancart!  ClayZ   Jun-05-08 02:14 PM   #101 
           - Beautifully stated, grantcart.  SeattleGirl   Jun-05-08 02:49 PM   #106 
           - Thank you, grantcart. You said it so well. nt  ThruTheLookingGlass   Jun-05-08 02:52 PM   #108 
           - Outstanding, and spot on  sniffa   Jun-05-08 04:27 PM   #124 
     - The OP meant no offense  ellacott   Jun-05-08 01:11 PM   #90 
  - settle down, goldie. settle down.  woolldog   Jun-05-08 12:05 AM   #24 
  - I don't think he meant to be patronizing as much as expressing solidarity  kdpeters   Jun-05-08 05:50 AM   #53 
  - trying to keep my yap shut  rucky   Jun-05-08 05:52 AM   #54 
  - Yeah, but I am almost sure you live in a place called America  MrWiggles   Jun-05-08 06:35 AM   #57 
  - :(  Crisco   Jun-05-08 06:42 AM   #59 
  - So friendly gestures = cringe-worthy racism, but Ferraro's strident racial hostility is okay...  NorthernSpy   Jun-05-08 02:44 PM   #104 
     - People Are People, Not A Color  Crisco   Jun-05-08 04:21 PM   #122 
  - Get a grip.  Rockholm   Jun-05-08 06:57 AM   #62 
  - Agreed. My was just read it and she was like "WTF"  jeffrey_X   Jun-05-08 07:11 AM   #65 
  - You get offended easily  ellacott   Jun-05-08 09:44 AM   #69 
  - I'm Black and I'm Proud, not hardly offended  goclark   Jun-05-08 09:57 AM   #75 
  - *sigh*  DesertedRose   Jun-05-08 10:00 AM   #77 
  - Um yeah, but it's okay to get excited about the first WOMAN running for president  Paint It Black   Jun-05-08 10:05 AM   #79 
  - Of course  ampad   Jun-05-08 10:09 AM   #81 
  - So TRUE. nt  ThruTheLookingGlass   Jun-05-08 02:56 PM   #112 
  - for curiosity's sake, when AREN'T you offended?  NorthernSpy   Jun-05-08 02:35 PM   #103 
  - Good point. nt  ThruTheLookingGlass   Jun-05-08 02:54 PM   #111 
  - I'm sorry, but in this case I'm afraid I find YOU offensive, and the OP, not at all. nt  ThruTheLookingGlass   Jun-05-08 02:54 PM   #109 
  - You have to cut older generations some slack. I know that the OP was heartfelt and sincere.  kwenu   Jun-05-08 09:10 PM   #134 
  - Yeah, fadedrose! I too am so happy for our country!  ClayZ   Jun-04-08 11:44 PM   #18 
  - I'm still somewhat in shock and don't think it's really dawned on me yet.  wanpete   Jun-04-08 11:47 PM   #19 
  - Thanks for your support.  jonestonesusa   Jun-05-08 12:21 AM   #28 
  - Hopefully Obama can make up for the two current black POS' in high goverment now.  PFunk   Jun-05-08 12:36 AM   #39 
  - Good hope!  zidzi   Jun-05-08 12:44 AM   #44 
  - Here's a must see YouTube. It's from February, but it's still very poignant .  alphafemale   Jun-05-08 01:51 AM   #48 
  - That was BEAUTIFUL  Raine   Jun-05-08 03:30 AM   #51 
     - Someone posted a thread with "For the Dreamers"  alphafemale   Jun-05-08 12:48 PM   #87 
        - THANKS for linking to the thread  Raine   Jun-05-08 04:40 PM   #127 
  - Though the joy of the moment has been tempered by Sen. Clinton's holdout  psychopomp   Jun-05-08 01:53 AM   #49 
  - I'm white and 56 and still believe in religion, but thanks for your  ruby slippers   Jun-05-08 02:22 AM   #50 
  - Happy tears ruby slippers, happy tears  goclark   Jun-05-08 10:05 AM   #80 
  - It warms my heart to see that the best candidate's race wasn't a barrier to his nomination  kdpeters   Jun-05-08 05:37 AM   #52 
  - i can't even describe it  NatBurner   Jun-05-08 06:19 AM   #55 
  - I hope that ALL people feel this way, too, about our nominee! n/t  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jun-05-08 06:38 AM   #58 
  - I'm 46 and an African-American Democrat that supported Hillary,  TheDebbieDee   Jun-05-08 10:11 AM   #82 
  - I've been collecting newspapers and video clips  sfexpat2000   Jun-05-08 11:05 AM   #86 
     - I am saving photos! I love this one....  ClayZ   Jun-05-08 01:04 PM   #88 
        - That's so beautiful!  sfexpat2000   Jun-05-08 01:08 PM   #89 
        - omg I luv that little girl down in the corner. Priceless!  alphafemale   Jun-05-08 01:22 PM   #93 
        - THIS is the America that Dr. King dreamed about  CreekDog   Jun-05-08 02:08 PM   #99 
  - 60 next month and I feel the same way...and have dumb question, too.  Hepburn   Jun-05-08 01:11 PM   #91 
  - Haha, I don't think people care that much.  beat tk   Jun-05-08 01:52 PM   #95 
  - Thanks, I just am not sure anymore and don't want to offend...  Hepburn   Jun-05-08 03:09 PM   #116 
  - "It never occurred to me that I would fall in love with a Negro, but I have, and nothing's ..."  TahitiNut   Jun-05-08 02:17 PM   #102 
  - I think that he will be fine, another unfortunate incident would write america off.  barack the house   Jun-05-08 01:14 PM   #92 
  - I am black and I get teary-eyed for an entirely different reason.  Chovexani   Jun-05-08 01:45 PM   #94 
  - ^^^ PERFECT example of the toxic identity politics displayed by some Hillary supporters ^^^  NorthernSpy   Jun-05-08 02:58 PM   #113 
  - Oh lordy  sniffa   Jun-05-08 04:46 PM   #128 
  - I can't express how wonderful it is to have shared this moment in history with my Grandfather  TragedyandHope   Jun-05-08 01:54 PM   #96 
  - Actually, I was incredibly sad  kennetha   Jun-05-08 01:57 PM   #97 
  - I think about it more this way: It's about fucking time.  EstimatedProphet   Jun-05-08 02:02 PM   #98 
  - WE HAVE OVERCOME!!!  Mme. Defarge   Jun-05-08 02:51 PM   #107 
  - Well, let's not get carried away.  jgraz   Jun-05-08 02:54 PM   #110 
  - James Clyburn on MSNBC  Shae   Jun-05-08 03:05 PM   #114 
  - I live in Harlem and it's great that all these kids around here can see Barack win  malik flavors   Jun-05-08 03:14 PM   #118 
  - We've entered the 21st century, finally.  Major Hogwash   Jun-05-08 03:22 PM   #119 
  - k&r  Swamp Rat   Jun-05-08 03:47 PM   #120 
  - Thanks...  aaaaaa5a   Jun-05-08 04:34 PM   #125 
  - enjoy this -> of Barack and Mischelle at Youtube, link below  Imagevision   Jun-05-08 04:48 PM   #131 
  - Everytime he is speaking on TV I can't help it  SillyFlower   Jun-05-08 09:16 PM   #135 
  - I feel incredible joy too, even as an old white woman in the midwest  grannylib   Jun-05-08 10:22 PM   #136 
 

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