Archive for November, 2008

What Just Happened?

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

 

“The long lines at voting places, the outpouring of emotion when the results came in… reminded me of the first time votes in new democracies I have covered around the world. “

CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour

“This is a new generation of young voters coming of age with their support of Barak Obama. They may for years be influenced by this election. I call them the “O” Generation.”

Commentator and Political Advisor David Gergen

“Mom, it’s 10:01, and America has elected a Black man as President!”

election night voicemail on my cell phone

“My tears were tears of vindication, but the tears of my daughter and grandchildren were tears of hope.”

African American House Majority Whip James Clyburne

New democracy? New Generation? Emotional young people? Racial Justice?

What just happened?! (more…)

An Open Letter to Conservatives

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Conservative America,

I know many people are stunned by the loss of presidential candidate John McCain, and his running mate Sarah Palin, and the victory of President-elect Barak Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. Many 0f you may think we “liberals” are dangerous. You may even feel your country is in deep trouble.  In angry and fearful voices, some are already saying,  They will never take away our guns…our rights…our freedom…our wealth!

If you are one of those worried about what this election means for America, here’s food for thought on some important issues: (more…)