I am very pleased with the outcome and my anxiety has subsided with my heart no longer trying to burst out of my chest (I was so nervous, I was shaking). My Facebook friends' list, however, is split between the races; blacks folks are all rejoicing and white folks (and the only 2 Asian people I know) are crying.
Moms had serious indigestion because of this election. After they finally called it, she was able to start eating again.*yawns* Now I can go to sleep.
I feel her.I was a little anxious about the whole thing. I was attempting to avoid watching the elections(at least at the beginning) and even telling my brother and mom to be discreet about it.I did my best to avoid it on my comp.It didn't help when your mom is so doubtful(she's a Democrat)about Obama win after it appeared that Mittens had more electoral college/popular votes than he.All that negativity can really dampen you.
YAY for Obama :)
FUCK YEA. And lose those friends. There's politics, and then there's human rights. If they can't stand up, they're on the other side.
Yes ma'am! Can't support a political party who want to violate my rights to exists.Definitely wouldn't also to support one who thinks that it's ok to use people.As minorities,we should never want them to use use like that.
*dag my computer* typo intended to say "use us" and not repeat the word use.
I'm so glad he got re-elected and for those slow ass states **cough...cough...Florida, Ohio, etc**...rolls eyes.
But look at it this way: Ohio helped him big time.Though nothing has been said about Florida,though it doesn't matter at this point whether he get it or not,the way its going, if the elections were still being held,the way its going,Obama will have those guys as well. I'm hoping that it will be Obama's territory. I haven't forgotten about Trayvon Martin.
So relieved and happy that Hawaii elected the first Asian American female senator who is also the nation's first senator who is a practicing Buddhist - Mazie Hirono.
Im so happy for Mazie .Just got finished reading Angry Asian man's post and didn't know about several Asians that had gained grounds in their political offices. Im also beyond happy that Tammy Duckworth made it also.She is such an inspiration to all. Now this is what America is supposed to look like.
Exactly. Now we're talking.And look at all those women who got elected!!!
my state was actin mad incompetent (Florida) i heard we still countin absentee ballots...
Florida needs to get it together. I'm having flashbacks to 2000.
Florida sucks. Sorry, Chereace. But it's a damn shame that the freakin' West Coast had their ballots in before East Coast Florida.
According to the news the reason they are still counting ballots is because people were asked if they wanted to stand in line to vote (which some waited so long they were there AFTER Obama was re-elected) or fill out the ballot and pass it in. Last check there were 15,000 (do not know which county) that needed to be checked.
Speaking as an outsider, I find it rather surprising that the US is so divided along racial boundaries. Obama's win is largely attributable to the broad support that he enjoys among minorities. He apparently got 93% of the Black vote, 73% of the Asian vote, and 71% of the Latino vote. One has to wonder what is going through the average white male's head as he watches the political/social dominance he has enjoyed for so long slipping away.
But we don't have to really wonder, at least not from the inside. The hate speech, appropriations, stereotyping, white fear is ramping up, the racist Republican base is getting stronger, impromptu Tea Parties popping up, Hollywhite getting whiter (compare the movies and roles happening now to the 90s or even to the 70s), self-hating politicians getting promoted (Palin, Bachmann, Romney, Ryan, rape guys...)I read that Obama lost the white vote by 30%. Says a lot. They'd rather have rape-happy-racist-big-money than a black family in the white house. I'm not even kidding.
I'm sure they are worrying about all these minorities getting together against them!
"..... as he watches the political/social dominance he has enjoyed for so long slipping away."I know right, isn't it beautiful?:D
Apparently, the election started something resembling a riot.
What is crazy if POC had acted like that with a Romney win; we would be called out for overreacting!
Y'all should check out the White People Mourning Romney tumblr. It's pretty hilarious: http://whitepeoplemourningromney.tumblr.com/ In response to that tumblr there's also a Minorities Mourning Romney: http://minoritiesmourningromney.tumblr.com/
Is it bad that I'm cackling in glee after viewing these?
*laughing fit to split*
Ahh, yes. It looks like white people are TRULY getting scared sh*tless now. I just saw two articles on twitter about: "The slow death of white America" and "Presidential Election 2012: Map charts out racist tweets across the nation". Go and read the comments. They are TERRIFIED.
Yeah. I was looking at an article about some Senator in Texas wanting his state and Vermont to secede from the US. I laugh at it.Didn't he know that Vermont voted for OBAMA and secondly Texas came from Mexicans? Its just amazing how White America want claim something that was never theirs in the first place.
I was worried for a sec but I knew he'd win. Racist white people are so mad it's ridiculous. They're showing their whole ass now.
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