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Wednesday, November 5 

Barack Obama Is My President

Less than 50 years after Jim Crow laws we have elected the first African American as President. I cannot help but feel pride in my country for this fact. I know there are millions of African-Americans who never thought this would happen in their lifetime, and I celebrate with them in the progress America has made in such a short time.

I am a life-long Republican and I did not vote for Obama. However, last night he was elected the 44th President of the United States by a majority of the electorate. For that, he has earned my respect. I disagree vehemently with him on just about every major issue, and will fight to elect those who are more in line with my beliefs, but I cannot find it within myself to hate this man the way so many hated George W. Bush. I will not do to this man what the far left has done to George W. Bush, John and Cindy McCain and Sarah Palin, nor will I ever support any candidate that does. There will never be a “He’s not my President” bumper sticker on my car, nor will I ever attack his wife or children. As I have seen elsewhere in the blog-o-sphere today, demonization is not essential to dissent.

I will spend the next four years as I’ve spent the last; being a father to my children and a reluctant tax payer. Come January I will watch the historic inauguration of our first black President with much pride. Pride because I live in a country where equal opportunity applies to all. A country where everyone, without regard to race, creed, color or gender, has the opportunity to build a better life for themselves and their children.

Today I celebrate the wonder that is the United States of America.

God bless us all.

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And with that, you have restored my belief that you are one of the smartest people on the planet. I didn't agree with much of GWs policies, but he was the President of the United States and as such deserved the respect of the office.

aww... look at you Frank!

Well, I certainly hope that Republicans won't treat Obama as disgracefully as Democrats treated Bush. I really hope I'm wrong about this guy.

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