If you live in the United States, and if you are registered to vote — we urge you to stand in line all day if you have to, and cast a vote for Barack Obama — to win back what was lost.

Barack Obama has a vision for the USA and the world.  We believe he is the only one strong enough to bring us back from the brink of poverty, depression, and a waning bloodthirst for war.

If Obama can win over the Racists in Das Homeland:

A man canvassing for Obama in western Pennsylvania asks a housewife
which candidate she intends to vote for. She yells to her husband to
find out. From the interior of the house, he calls back, “We’re voting
for the nigger!” At which point the housewife turns to the canvasser
and calmly repeats her husband’s declaration.

If Obama can sway White Supremacists to his side:

Then, we have a black man, who loves his own kind, belongs to a
Black-Nationalist religion, is married to a black women–when usually
negroes who have ‘made it’ immediately land a white spouse as a kind of
prize–that’s the kind of negro that I can respect. Any time that a
prominent person embraces their racial heritage in a positive manner,
it’s good for all racially minded folks. Besides, America cares nothing
for the interests of the white American worker, while having a love
affair with just about every non-white on planet Earth. It’d be poetic
justice to have a non-white as titular chief over this decaying modern
Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Surely Obama can win over the remaining Republicans in Congress.

Frank Rich provides Obama a fine, historical, context:

Early in the campaign, the black commentator Tavis Smiley took a lot of heat when he questioned all the rhetoric, much of it from white liberals, about Obama being “post-racial.” Smiley pointed out that there is “no such thing in America as race transcendence.” He is right of course. America can no sooner disown its racial legacy, starting with the original sin of slavery, than it can disown its flag; it’s built into our DNA. Obama acknowledged as much in his landmark speech on race in Philadelphia in March. …

When he [Obama] speaks of red and blue America being seamlessly woven into the United States of America, it is always shorthand for the reconciliation of black and white and brown and yellow America as well. Demographically, that’s where America is heading in the new century, and that will be its destiny no matter who wins the election this year.

Let’s make President Obama’s destiny today — our destiny tomorrow. 


  1. We’re heading out to vote right now! I hope the lines aren’t too long.

  2. The entrance to voting for our man Senator Obama is finally in sight. Whew. 🙂

  3. Excellent article – I love the first story.
    (David Boles in Pink is kinda hard to handle though)

  4. UPDATE:
    An early night?

    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – No matter who wins Tuesday’s presidential election, you can be sure of one thing: The networks aren’t going to hold back calling the election for Barack Obama or John McCain if either gathers the magic number of 270 electoral votes.
    That means it’s possible, if not altogether likely, that the presidential election could be called before polls close in the West. That happened once before, in 1980, when the election was famously called — and conceded — by 9 p.m. ET. But it’ll be the Internet, cable and the speed of news that will be the driving factor this time.

    That shows the power of the instant internet.

  5. I agree, Gordon. An early night will be a well-earned gift. They said on the news that Virginia has an all-new voting system that is electronic and automatic and that an hour after the polls close their results will be wholly tallied and announced.

  6. Nicola —
    I thought by using the pink for a week I would be giving equal opportunity to all colors… but… you’re right… it was too loud and garish…
    This new look is “green” and it is growing on me. It’s light and airy and I sort of like that.

  7. I wondered if it was a nod to the Breast Cancer Awareness Month – after I made the comment.
    It is very light and airy and I approve 😉

  8. We are happy to have your approval, Nicola! I think I like this green version of “Hills” better than the original dark, midnight, blue or even the husky dusk. In the spirit of Obama, we were trying not to discriminate this morning based on blog style colors… and we failed… we didn’t stick with the pink for a week…

  9. It is light and airy and open – almost a new dawn with hope in the air.
    (I am sorry but you and pink do not mix!)

  10. I loved Obama’s slogan – “Yes, we Can”…
    He surely can and he will.
    “Thanks” with a capital “T” for the look.
    I almost gagged myself not to utter a single word about the color riot that was going on…this looks so refreshing – finally!

  11. You much speak up your gagging, Katha! I rely on your good taste to guide me! SMILE!
    I, too, loved the Obama speech and his energy and his message.

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