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Beautiful Change


There is nothing I can say that isn’t being said elsewhere.  And truthfully I can’t sit still long enough to collect my thoughts.  I’m too busy dancing, crying and then dancing some more.  History in the making.  Sweet, beautiful history… and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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  • Wait.. There was an election?

  • Whoo-Hoo! I was happy to cast my vote for Obama along with EVERY MEMBER OF MY FAMILY in three states.

    Life is good.

  • Hear Hear! Today is a beautiful day! Sure it’s a blizzard outside, but it is a BEAUTIFUL blizzard!

  • i totally agree… what exciting times we have ahead of us!

  • YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!! I was so nervous all day yesterday that I couldn’t focus on anything all day…I don’t think I stopped being nervous until they called Ohio (yes, Ohio, thank you very much. I was just as shocked as everyone else!) But after that, there was no stopping the tears!

  • This is the first presidential election I’ve voted in, in which the outcome was as I desired. I’m pleased.

  • I’m so proud of our country.

  • I hope Bush doesn’t fuck shit up too badly during the next couple of months.

  • Hey, did you know Obama won the election? Huh. Weird.

    Well said girl! I’m so happy too I can’t concentrate AT ALL!!!

    CHANGE!
    HOPE!
    YES WE CAN!

  • Now if we could just get this damn Prop 8 (H8, really ‘cuz that’s what it is–HATE) overturned…

  • woohoo! I have never felt this good after an election – and you know me, I am fairly conservative. But I really feel Obama is sincere when he says he will be listening to the other side. I am usually so skeptical about politicians’ speeches – but I believe Obama and I believe he will be one of this country’s great presidents.

  • Are you guys NUTS! You are happy that a Socailist with NO experience is our president. Are any of you old enough to remember Jimmy Carter? What a hellish 4 years that was?

    All I can say is you deserve what you will be getting and I will just be waiting to say “I TOLD YOU SO!”

    I am ashamed that so many “Americans” cannot see past what the biased media allows you to see an to do your own research and have your own mind.

  • Obama is a fool and so are youidiots that voted for him.

  • Reality is based on attitude.

    Those with a positive attitude about the future of this country will encounter positive things these next four years.

    Those who are bitter will find the next four years miserable. And, I don’t feel sorry for them one bit.

    I myself look forward to surrounding myself with people with positive mindsets who take responsibility for their own happiness and success, no matter their political affilation. I can tell by that lovely photo that you have a wonderfully bright future ahead. Cheers!

  • Hey don’t be bitter about last nights results – we are all going to need to work together to pull this country out of the hole that Bush has put us in to. Remember 8 years ago, this country was strong and respected by the rest of the world. Now look where we are. Don’t get me wrong – I greatly respect McCain – but he should have been president 8 years ago.

  • Teresa good on your for going first. I’ve been holding my tongue but now want to say I hate Obama and I hate you self righteous bloggers.

  • You know, I’d like to say Obama will change a lot of minds once he takes office, but unfortunately there are people like Teresa and Anonymous who have already made up their minds and will not change them no matter what Obama accomplishes. These are the people who will never be happy.

    The fact that Teresa calls Obama a socialist just shows her ignorance, and renders the rest of the argument invalid.

  • OK. I get that not everyone is an Obama fan, but isn’t that what is so great about our country? We all have the freedom to choose. We also get to choose how we react when something doesn’t go the way we wanted. I hardly think calling someone “Nuts” or “idiots” is appropriate. This country has been divided long enough. It’s time to embrace change and work together for a better world.

    Even McCain said that in his speech last night!

  • People, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and while I respect your passion on any issue play nice, please. I don’t want a blog filled with hate. Not any day, and especially not today.

  • I’m extremely proud of my country again, and almost equally as embarrassed for my state. Utah is on the wrong side of history while the country takes a huge step forward.

  • Ok, I’m not going to help perpetuate this conversation. But I wanted to say how much I liked Lollie Shopping’s comment. It’s what I wanted to say, just 10x more eloquent.

  • people can continue to hate all they want, OUR country spoke loud and clear last night… we did it!

    and.. Teresa, now you know how a lot of people have felt for the last 8 years. You can feel bitter right now but when we as americans along with obama help to patch our country back together the bitterness will fade and you can look back and think to yourself how happy you are that we were able to do it even though you were too full of fear at the time.

  • Obama is not the answer or Jesus you all make him out to be. Sarah get off your soapbox.

  • WHY do you people read Sarah’s blog if you don’t like what you read?
    Will someone please explain that to me? (but go right ahead and keep reading since she GETS PAID WHEN YOU DO!)

  • My concern is when Obama shows his true colors..just another slick talking politician. What exactly has he done? Did you voted for him because he makes you feel good or you like the message? I honestly don’t get it.

  • I LOVE OBAMA!!! & I voted for him! & he WON. & today is the first day, maybe in my WHOLE LIFE, that I am filled with such pride in my country that it brings me to tears. Please- people- BE POSITIVE!!! Look up!!! Begin to see us, as Americans, the way the rest of the WORLD does and realize- we just did an AMAZING thing, electing Barack Obama! & the world knows it. :o)

  • I mean…

    Sara(h)

    :op

  • I wasn’t going to post anything, but this is rediculous. McCain/Palin supporters I have encountered have been so negative about Obama and Obama/Biden supporters. People even booed Obama’s name at McCain’s concession speech. I think it’s rediculous that people can complain that those who voted for Obama are blindly following the media, and then claim that Obama is a socialist/terrorist/muslim in the same breath. It’s just nonsensical.

    Listen, I’m sorry if the election didn’t turn out how you wanted it, but you can’t be legitimately angry at people for voting how they felt was right. That’s the point of an election. If a majority of the people agreed that Obama wouldn’t be a good president, he wouldn’t be!

    For me, personally, I have never been this excited about a politician ever before, and this is the first time in my life that I can really be proud to be an American. I’m proud to be part of this time in our history, and I look forward to someday telling my children (if I have any) about how this election changed the world.

  • I wish I could stop sobbing tears of joy long enough to type I agree:)

  • Oh, and one more thing…to whoever told Sarah to “get off her soapbox,” are you familiar with the concept of a blog?

  • McCain should have won & your an idiot for voting against him.

  • It matters not who you voted for, or if you voted at all for that matter, last night was historic.

    The evening was absolutely magical for me. I’ve never been so proud to be an American, and a Democrat. Whether you like it or not change is on its way. It’s up to you whether you embrace this change or remain bitter. I look forward to the future and for once in my life remain nothing but optimistic.

    My feelings and beliefs are mine; they do not make me an “idiot” or someone “on a soapbox.” Consider yourself lucky you don’t know me in real life, that’s where I speak passionately about all things political. This post, people, is nothing. Trust me.

  • See, this is what I do not GET. What change? What exactly do you expect to see happen? What is the change that I should embrace? No disrespect intended, but honestly, can someone give me something concrete? I think it’s terrific that you feel passionately for politics, but why (specifics please) do you think Obama is the answer? This is not an angry post; I’m just baffled.

  • soap box? other than today when exactly has Sarah talked politics on her blog? She’s happy about the election, as are a lot of people.

  • Personally, and I am sure Sarah would agree, the changes in question that you do not GET would be on all the issues that matter. Say healthcare, the tax system, education, the war(s)…you know, just to name a few. Obama has a vision for what this nation could be and should be. I get it and I am so excited about it. Truly I hope you are able to get on board cause these are very exciting times!

  • Theresa, some of the change I’m very excited for is making health care accessible and affordable. Healthcare should not be a privilege.. it should be a right.

    He is going to make college more affordable, by volunteering for a 100 hours of community service (which people should be doing anyways!) you will get $4000 of your college tuition paid for.

    Im super excited to get a $7000 tax credit just for buying an enviro-friendly car!

    He is going to secure our borders and end this war in iraq.

    I could keep writing for hours.. these are just a few changes that Im excited about!

  • http://www.barackobama.com/issues/

    Obama’s website gives a fairly detailed outline of his stance and plan for most of the important issues. There is a short summary of his ideas under each issue, but if you click “learn more” many provide very detailed plans — with numbers and statistics and everything! — for what Obama proposes.

    I don’t pretend to expect that 100% of these things will be accomplished, or that change will be immediate, and please don’t go off about how you can’t trust whatever’s written on a politician’s website. All I’m saying is that if you don’t understand Obama’s plan, this is a good starting place.

  • I’m happy to jump in and address just a few of a large number specifics.

    * Tax policy:
    -We’re moving from a tax policy that poorly addresses excessive corporate earnings to a responsible windfall profits tax. I don’t like seeing large oil companies make record profits with $4/gallon gas and I’d suspect you don’t either. Moreover, the Obama plan addresses energy speculators — a significant problem for not just the American economy, but for the world economy and the balance of power that’s going to become increasing tied to a new energy economy.

    * Environmental policy:
    -Obama supports cap-and-trade, which sensibly blends free market ideals with limited regulation. (Which conservatives ought to embrace, by the way.)

    * Foreign Policy
    -If you listen to the inauguration speech of JFK, you’ll hear him say that we should “never negotiate out of fear but we should never fear to negotiate.”

    Obama’s comments on and position toward negotiations with Iran weren’t dangerous or naive as they were made out to be. Instead, they represented the America that I believe in, which is strong, persuasive and morally diligent.

    I’m happy to talk with you in specifics about these or any issues with an Obama presidency, but if it happens on Sarah’s blog it needs to be a respectful discussion.

    Best,

    -Mike

  • So Summer, you’re excited about a vision? Sorry, but that alone doesn’t cut it for me. The issues that you sited are all very important and extremely relevant. So, as a junior senator, what has he done to mandate the “change” that is so desperately needed? I look forward to seeing how this all plays out.

  • Whhahooo!

    I’m excited too! My happy dance is so steller. You’d really be impressed (I’m even throwing in the “running man” here and there and I haven’t done that in ages)

    Yeeehaw Obama!!!

    Sending Theresa virtual, warm, fuzzy bear hugs and a kiss on the forehead.

  • Wow Sarah
    Your blog comments are getting worse than the CL Rants and Raves and KSL message board.

    Last night I attended an election night dinner with about 10 friends. We are a diverse group with differing views, republican, democrat, liberal and conservative alike. We had less drama than this blog on Obama.

    As a registered republican, I am proud to say I voted for Obama because I agreed with his views of the issues that affect me most, ie healthcare, taxes and the economy.

    Let’s hope he can undo some of the damage done over the past eight years and other republicans can find something positive to focus on with this new administration.

  • One simple change that i am excited about is a fact that America will have a President that respects and listens to his citizens…ALL OF HIS CITIZENS. Obama said last night that he will be president to and listen to everyone, even those who do not agree with him. Bush has ignored the wishes, opinions, and pleas of anyone who did not agree with him 100%.

    That is one of many changes i am excited about.

  • Why everyone is getting so excited over your receiving orange flowers with a pin attached is beyond me, but I join heartily in the celebration.

    Congratulations my dear! The flowers truly are beautiful, and make me think happy thoughts :-)

  • Holy shit, the comments.

    I’m floating about two feet off the ground today. If I wouldn’t get tackled by a Secret Service Agent, I’d fly to Chicago, knock on Obama’s door, throw myself at him, wrap my arms around his neck, kiss him on his cheek and say “Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!”

    That’s how happy *I* am!!

  • OBAMA! Finally a president THE WHOLE WORLD can be proud of!

  • I find it ironic that the people who are now angry by the Muslim, terrorist sympathizing, socialist President-Elect and have been voicing their concern over and over and over again since last night are the same people that told Democrats to just ‘get over it’ after Bush v. Gore and also have said that Democrats have been ‘bitter’ ever since that election.

    Anyway!

    I’m happy. The end. And I think that we both have a great start for our new year.

  • This is my personal favorite!

  • Oops sorry. Go here to see it:http://media.photobucket.com/image/democrat/smi4358/demo.jpg

    Although you’ve probably seen them all, this one’s my favorite so far.

  • Letters To The Editor (TOO LATE NOW!!! RDS)

    Monday, Jul 07, 2008 – 12:09 AM
    Beware Charismatic Men Who Preach ‘Change’
    Editor, Times-Dispatch:

    Each year I get to celebrate Independence Day twice. On June 30 I celebrate my independence day and on July 4 I celebrate America’s. This year is special, because it marks the 40th anniversary of my independence.

    On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist Cuba and a few months later I was in the United States to stay. That I happened to arrive in Richmond on Thanksgiving Day is just part of the story, but I digress.

    I’ve thought a lot about the anniversary this year. The election-year rhetoric has made me think a lot about Cuba and what transpired there. In the late 1950s, most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at least receptive.

    When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in. When he said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said “Praise the Lord.” And when the young leader said, “I will be for change and I’ll bring you change,” everyone yelled, “Viva Fidel!”

    But nobody asked about the change, so by the time the executioner’s guns went silent the people’s guns had been taken away. By the time everyone was equal, they were equally poor, hungry, and oppressed. By the time everyone received their free education it was worth nothing. By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him. By the time the change was finally implemented Cuba had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By the time the change was over more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner tubes. You can call those who made it ashore anywhere else in the world the most fortunate Cubans. And now I’m back to the beginning of my story.

    Luckily, we would never fall in America for a young leader who promised change without asking, what change? How will you carry it out? What will it cost America?

    Would we?

    Manuel Alvarez Jr. Sandy Hook.

  • So now we are posting op/ed? The people that are bitter need to go back and listen to Sen. McCain’s concession speech. I believe he is a great American hero and he is sincere in his concession. I also believe Sen. Obama will try to change the United States in a positive way.

    Now even though you conservatives have been instructed by Sean Hannity not to read the liberal New York Times – please take some time to go and read this column from yesterday:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/opinion/05friedman.html

  • I did not just read a post equating Obama to Castro did I? Holy shit.

    Look, if you are a conservative republican you probably aren’t too happy right now just like back in 1992. Just like we liberals haven’t been happy for the last 8. We can call each other names, but the basic issue is we see the world in different ways. As a liberal, I have always been proud to say that I simply disagree with the way things are run on the right. I don’t think they are wrong, or evil, or stupid, just different. And I also recognize the need for checks on both sides to keep the radicals in line. The problem is the fringe part of the right has been running things for the past 8 years and has not done well. It’s our turn again and we will have to see hows things turn out.

    I am ecstatic about the results and couldn’t be happier. Let Theresa, and whoever feels negative feel that way. Its how I have felt for the past 8 years and wouldn’t have listened to anyone telling me any different. There is a reason I am a democrat and reasons while others are republicans.

  • I posted today about this very thing…seems I was right…again

  • Let me say as an American, I have always been proud of my country and not only on a night when the numbers went my way. Did I think McCain is the great savior to our many ills, no I don’t and the best thing he had going for him was that he was not Obama. I don’t believe our republic should be turned into a socialist state and I don’t believe in open dialog with any and all foreign governments with out pre-set conditions. I didn’t vote for McCain because he is white but it sounds like some of you voted for Obama because he is black. I hate to point it out but that is racism, albeit reverse racism, it is still racism just the same. Now, for the next 4-8 years I plan to show a little more class than has been show by many democrats to Bush and that is I plan to support, respect and honor the office and the man who holds it. And do as my good mother taught me and that is if I have nothing good to say about President-elect Obama, I will just smile and say nothing.

  • Hey Scott the Stray, I don’t believe I said anything negative. Please review all 3 posts that I made (not to be confused with Teresa). I simply asked why Obama…Sorry if that offends. I will play nice today. I will play nice today. I will play nice today.

  • Sorry Theresa, I meant Teresa. No offense to the why, but I am not easily offended. As for Roxies comment that she has always been proud of her country, I have not. I can list many past atrocities but can stay in the very near past and list an unwarranted war in Iraq,acceptance of torture, and the near-limitless power of the current government to invade privacy as current things that make me un-proud. And I would love to see you point out the people who voted for Obama because he was black. Do you think maybe it was because they are democrats and he was the democratic nominee?

    Sorry Sarah, I’ll stop now.

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