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Change!?!?!?!?!?!? New Change For The U.S.A.

by Chedvah (writer), Greater London-Harrow, November 05, 2008

The day words such as 'low on the pecking order,' 'Impossible' dissappeared and became replaced with "Yes we can..."

The uproar in the United States of America after the new President elect, Barack Obama was announced early this morning (G.M.T) was deafening, applauded heavily but yet it seemed long in coming. The road to an Obama victory was paved with twists and turns, pebbles and eventually smooth landings. With some talk about the “honey moon being short for the victorious democrats and a fast period of disenchantment to follow,” it is indeed okay to block out all the ‘bruu ha ha’ for some time and enjoy this joyous moment.

I have followed the USA Election 2008 with calm reserve, heavily impressed by Obama’s presentations and eloquence but yet in the back of my mind cradling the foreboding that ‘its not over till its over’ and also my mind being often riddled with the revisit the USA election events of 2000. So I took the back seat and was almost a step short of becoming a ‘victory supporter’ but I picked up on the momentum a few months ago when I did my own research and looked beyond the Obama back lashing that was prevalent on the internet and other media.

The USA election 2008 has been quite a buzz in the United Kingdom (U.K), the major television networks in the U.K-BBC and Sky made it an issue of gracing us with the ‘goings on’ in America. Topics that often geared banter and were a recipe for chit chat in the office and office corridors about who the presidential hopeful would be were frequent within several organisations in the U.K. Then there were comments from protagonists of a junior senator vis a vis standing up against a man who had served country first for so many years and had actually been on ‘ground’ in Vietnam. I almost got a panic attack when yesterday, Rupert Murdoch, a media mogul, well respected in the world of media started going on in a B.B.C interview about Obama being a ‘practionist’ and would implement policies that would not favour a huge populous.

But then citing the famous words of Russell Crowe in Gladiator as Maximus, “If you win the crowd, you have won Rome.” Obama realised the importance of the crowd and tried to avoid as best as possible pulling out the race card instead using strategies to encourage people to vote, staying true to his ethos, putting off his policies on foreign policy and domestic issues such as the recent state of the economy concentrating on the middle class and low income earners and coming off as someone who had potential of taking America out of the notoriety and the economic situation that has prevailed in the last eight years.

Of course it goes without mentioning that it is awesome and wonderful to have the first Black President for the United States of America and of the developed world. It indeed adds notion to the fact that possibilities are endless and will create a drive in so many hard working and ambitious people of ethnic minority.

It is with utmost realisation and hope that the new President elect, Barack Obama, will unify America and its relationship with the world and perhaps the acts we have witnessed in the USA election 2008 will create open mindedness, room for creativity and thought beyond race and colour to achieve goals that will foster more positive relations not only within America herself but with the west and the world in general.



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6 comments on Change!?!?!?!?!?!? New Change For The U.S.A.

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By CCNY on November 05, 2008 at 01:40 pm

He quoted Russell Crowe?  Wow, what a statesman.

While this is an historic moment in our country's history and it should be celebrated as such, your last 2 paragraphs completely run away with themselves and are in need of a serious reality check.

When you say you hope his election will "unify America and its relationship with the world," I hope you're not implying that somehow all is forgiven now between us and our enemies/agitators, just because we have a new, black President.  A lot of people continue to totally miss the fact that the people that hate us today have hated us for a long, long time.  It didn't just start when George W. Bush took office, like too many people seem to believe.

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By Edward on November 05, 2008 at 07:20 pm

A great article.  Of course, there's one in every crowd.  CCNY, I  recommend you read Maybe Your Definition Of Constructive Differs From Mine.

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By Edward on November 05, 2008 at 07:55 pm

A great article.  Of course, there's one troll in every Internet site and here there's two, El G and CCNY who I recommend to both to read Maybe Your Definition Of Constructive Differs From Mine.  I decided I will report the abuse, rate down those abusive comments and not comment back to them.  After all, we just decisively won an election partly due to the backlash of the Republican’s negative campaigning.  America said enough of the negative.  No more negative!  There are more of us then these sick few trolls.  We won an election.  We will also win this battle.  So please join me in always reporting the abuse of these trolls, rating down the troll comments and not commenting back to the trolls.

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By D. E. Carson on November 07, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Edward:  the "trolls" have a right to their opinions as well.  What I can't understand is how is telling the truth about Obama "negative"?  Just because he has never held a job where he actually ran something (community organizer just doesn't cut it), he served less than two years in the US Senate and never actually articulated a plan for "change".  Furthermore, his economic plans have been reviewed over and over again (by independent consultants) and all reviews come up the same: that if his plans are implemented with the economy in the condition it is right now will absolutely bankrupt the USA.  Even common sense dictates that adding so much government spending is a bad idea.  Congress has already given away $700 billion that it didn't have in the first place and getting it all back is going to be on the shoulders of YOUR children, not just those of "the rich".

It's all true.  So how is that negative?  Is it negative just because it calls out the emperor for appearing in public in his underware?  I'm willing to give the man a chance, but he has a lot of work to do to convince me he's qualified for the job with so little experience.  If I were the CEO of a company, I sure wouldn't hire him based on the resume he presented to the people.

Me thinks thou doest protest too much.

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By D. E. Carson on November 07, 2008 at 12:39 pm

As for "rating down", just remember, the rating system works both ways...

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By D. E. Carson on November 08, 2008 at 08:09 pm

Gary:  I have but one request.  Please provide irrefutable proof of your claim that Bush is a murderer, money-hungry, a scumbag and a criminal.  There is but one caveat.  You have to use reliable sources.  Radical, left-wing blog sites like moveon.org, dailykos, and The Huffington Post are not acceptable.  Neither are sources like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe or any member of the NBC family as these newspapers and broadcast entities have proven themselves to be wholly in the tank for the left.  You may also not use Fox News simply because I wouldn't want you to have to learn the truth the hard way -- with facts.

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