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How do you feel about a Black President?
Posted 11/4/08
If things are alright to people and Obama is one of them that they accept......

in 2012........... Let's see a president with an Asian ethnicity(?) =D


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As a Christian my citizenship and loyalty is to the Kingdom of God first, and America second.


It seems to me that one has a duty in politics to act in the interests of his country, but what would happen if your religious duty conflicted with that political duty? I have spoken with religious people who avoid participation in politics to avoid such clashes of loyalty, since what is best for one's country is not necessarily in line with one's religion. Those who serve their nation best are those fully devoted to its prosperity. One cannot serve two masters, after all...
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Posted 11/4/08
Can somebody change the title?

Its a bit racist though.....
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Posted 11/4/08
who cares about race anymore.
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Posted 11/4/08
I give my respect to John Mccain for giving a great speech. He is a brave man, and would also make a good president if he had won. But, OBAMA did. And I have full confidence that he would do his best to unite everyone despite our different political parties. I just hope that change will come our way, and have nothing to do with the color of our president's skin. It is true , like in his speech, that everything he does we all probably won't agree with him, but he is our president and he does it for the good of the Americans. So be optimistic my fellow Americans. Wish I was in Chicago.
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Posted 11/4/08

Regulus133 wrote:


digs wrote:

As a Christian my citizenship and loyalty is to the Kingdom of God first, and America second.


It seems to me that one has a duty in politics to act in the interests of his country, but what would happen if your religious duty conflicted with that political duty? I have spoken with religious people who avoid participation in politics to avoid such clashes of loyalty, since what is best for one's country is not necessarily in line with one's religion. Those who serve their nation best are those fully devoted to its prosperity. One cannot serve two masters, after all...


I know, and honestly Jesus > America in my views. It conflicts when it comes to moral issues like abortion, homosexual marriages, being able to express my religious beliefs, and things of the such. Ultimately, if it ever comes down to "reject Jesus or be killed" I would have to die for my faith. I see Jesus as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I am unhappy with Obama's presidency, but God has a reason and the Bible calls me to respect the government that God has put over me. Rom 13:2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. Tts 3:1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, What these verses mean, is that God has appointed these rulers, and I am to live as a law abiding citizen and not seek to cause trouble. But also this verse pretains to it. What I believe God means in this, is that as Christians we are supposed to live peacefully, and abide by the laws as peaceful citizens, not to stir up trouble, but to love and live in peace and order. Also this verse pertains to the rulers in a different way. Eph 6:11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. What is means, is that our struggles are against darkness and sin, and rulers are sinful people. Our goal is to live a sinless life that honors our Lord Jesus Christ. This verse reminds us to be on guard, to not succumb to the world and its evilness, to put on the armor of God and stand against evil. This means we should be involved in politics and stand against what is wrong, but also to abide by the law and live peacefully.
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Thank you McCain for the participation for the election.....

OK now here it arrive the leader of CHANGE

OBAMA!!!!!!
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I hope this is a wake up call for the republican party. I hope they rethink their policies now because the American people do not support them anymore especially after the disasterous bush. I am sure Mccain meant well and wanted the best for this country. But his approach was just no different from the status quo. I dont know if he just didnt notice it or what but the word change is just powerfull in this country. This is what many Americans is craving especially now how our economy is bad illegal immigration out of control, bail outs for the rich and endless wars. This is how Obama won if Mccain wanted to win he should have showed us how different he was from Bush but he did not do it. "Damn Bush was so bad we had to elect a black man to run the country" D.L. Hugely.

Edit: Lol Fox news is something else after all that bad talk about Obama they wont dare to bring it up anymore because of the majority voting for Obama. Maybe they trying to save their ratings or something is this why they pampering Obama now instead of constent attacks?
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I was fortunate to be able to grow up seeing America from varied viewpoints. My childhood was spent in Hawaii and Indonesia. After college I worked as a community organizer on the South side of Chicago focusing on improving living conditions in poor neighborhoods.

I came to understand that to truly solve the problems facing our communities, it would take a change in our laws and our politics. I ran and served for seven years in the Illinois state Senate, where I fought for expanding children's health care, providing tax cuts for the working poor and enacting welfare reform. In 2004, I was elected to the U.S. Senate, where I have worked to pass laws securing dangerous weapons and making government more accountable. I have also opposed the Iraq war from the start, and believe that we need to bring our troops home so we can refocus on the wider struggle against terrorism.

Of all my life experiences, I am most proud of my wife Michelle and my daughters Malia and Sasha.

source:http://www.blackplanet.com/Barack_Obama/

urple]Barack Obama Facts

President Electee Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110th Congress.

President Electee Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined the Senate in 2005.

President Electee Obama has also introduced amendments to 50 bills, of which 16 were adopted by the Senate.

Most of his legislative effort has been in the areas of:

* Energy Efficiency and Climate Change (25 bills)
* Health care (21 bills) and public health (20 bills)
* Consumer protection/labor (14 bills)
* The needs of Veterans and the Armed Forces (13 bills)
* Congressional Ethics and Accountability (12 bills)
* Foreign Policy (10 bills)
* Voting and Elections (9 bills)
* Education (7 bills)
* Hurricane Katrina Relief (6)
* The Environment (5 bills)
* Homeland Security (4 bills)
* Discrimination (4 bills)

Of the 15 bills Senator Obama sponsored or co-sponsored in 2005-7 that became law:

Two addressed foreign policy:

* Promote relief, security and democracy in the Congo (2125)
* Develop democratic institutions in areas under Palestinian control (2370).

Three addressed public health:

* Improve mine safety (2803)
* Increased breast cancer funding (597)
* Reduce preterm delivery and complications, reduce infant mortality (707).

Two addressed openness and accountability in government:

* Strengthening the Freedom of Information Act (2488 )
* Full disclosure of all entities receiving federal funds (2590)

Two addressed national security

* Extend Terrorist Risk Insurance (467)
* Amend the Patriot Act (2167)

One addressed the needs of the Armed Forces

* Wave passport fees to visit graves, attend memorials/funerals of veterans abroad (1184).

Of the 570 bills Senator Obama introduced into the Senate during the 109th and 110th Congress (Senate Bill numbers are in parentheses), they can be summarized as follows:

25 addressed Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

* Suspend royalty relief for oil and gas (115)
* Reduce dependence on oil; use of alternative energy sources (133)
* Increase fuel economy standards for cars (767, 768 )
* Auto industry incentives for fuel efficient vehicles (1151)
* Reduce green house gas emissions (1324)
* Establish at NSF a climate change education program (1389)
* Increase renewable content of gasoline (2202)
* Energy emergency relief for small businesses and farms (269)
* Strategic gasoline and fuel reserves (1794)
* Alternative diesel standards (3554)
* Coal to liquid fuel promotion (3623)
* Renewable diesel standards (1920)
* Reducing global warming pollution from vehicles (2555)
* Fuel security and consumer choice (1994, 2025)
* Alternative energy refueling system (2614)
* Climate change education (1389)
* Low income energy assistance (2405)
* Oil savings targets (339)
* Fuel economy reform (3694)
* Plug-in electric drive vehicles (1617)
* Nuclear release notice (2348 )
* Passenger rail investment (294)
* Energy relief for low income families (2405)

21 addressed Health Care

* Drug re-importation (334)
* Health information technology (1262, 1418 )
* Discount drug prices (2347)
* Health care associated infections (2278 )
* Hospital quality report cards (692, 1824)
* Medical error disclosure and compensation (1784)
* Emergency medical care and response (1873)
* Stem cell research (5)
* Medical Malpractice insurance (1525)
* Health centers renewal (901, 3771)
* Children’s health insurance (401)
* Home health care (2061)
* Medicare independent living (2103)
* Microbicides for HIV/AIDS (823)
* Ovarian cancer biomarker research (2569)
* Gynological cancers (1172)
* Access to personalized medicine through use of human genome (976)
* Paralysis research and care (1183)

20 addressed Public Health:

* Violence against women (1197)
* Biodefense and pandemic preparedness and response (1821, 1880)
* Viral influenza control (969)
* End homelessness (1518 )
* Reduce STDs/unintended pregnancy (1790)
* Smoking prevention and tobacco control (625)
* Minority health improvement and disparity elimination (4024)
* Nutrition and physical education in schools (2066)
* Health impact assessments (1067, 2506)
* Healthy communities (1068 )
* Combat methamphetamines (2071)
* Paid sick leave (910)
* Prohibit mercury sales (833, 1818 )
* Prohibit sale of lead products (1306, 2132)
* Lead exposure in children (1811, 2132)

14 address Consumer Protection/Labor

* Stop unfair labor practices (842)
* Fair minimum wage (2, 1062, 2725, 3829)
* Internet freedom (2917)
* Credit card safety (2411)
* Media ownership (2332)
* Protecting taxpayer privacy (2484)
* Working family child assistance (218 )
* Habeus Corpus Restoration (185)
* Bankruptcy protection for employees and retirees (2092)
* FAA fair labor management dispute resolution (2201)
* Working families flexibility (2419).

13 addressed the Needs of Veterans and the Armed Forces:

* Improve Benefits (117)
* Suicide prevention (479)
* Needs of homeless veterans (1180)
* Homes for veterans (1084)
* GI Bill enhancement (43)
* Military job protection
* Dignity in care for wounded vets (713)
* Housing assistance for low income veterans (1084)
* Military children in public schools (2151)
* Military eye injury research and care (1999)
* Research physical/mental health needs from Iraq War (1271)
* Proper administration of discharge for personality disorder (1817, 1885)
* Security of personal data of veterans (3592)

12 addressed Congressional Ethics and Accountability

* Lobbying and ethics reform (230)
* Stop fraud (2280)
* Legislative transparency and accountability (525)
* Open government (2180, 2488 )
* Restoring fiscal discipline (10)
* Transparency and integrity in earmarks (2261)
* Accountability of conference committee deliberations and reports (2179)
* Federal funding accountability and transparency (2590)
* Accountability and oversight for private security functions under Federal
* contract (674)
* Accountability for contractors and personnel under federal contracts
* (2147) Restrictions awarding government contracts (2519)

10 addressed Foreign Policy:

* Iraq war de-escalation (313)
* US policy for Iraq (433),
* Divestiture from Iran (1430)
* Sudan divestment authorization (831)
* Millennium Development Goals (2433)
* Multilateral debt relief (1320)
* Development bank reform (1129)
* Nuclear nonproliferation (3131,977,2224).

9 address Voting/Elections

* Prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections (453)
* Voter access to polls and services in Federal elections (737)
* Voter intimidation and deceptive practices (1975)
* Senate campaign disclosure parity (185)
* Require reporting for bundled campaign contributions (2030)
* Election jamming prevention (4102)
* Campaign disclosure parity (223)
* Presidential funding (2412)
* Integrity of electronic voting systems (1487)

11 addressed Education

* Increase access of low income African Americans to higher education (1513)
* Establish teaching residency programs (1574)
* Increase early intervention services (2111)
* Middle school curriculum improvements (2227)
* Public database of scholarships, fellowships and financial aid (2428 )
* Summer learning programs (116)
* TANF financial education promotion (924)
* Higher education (1642)
* Build capacity at community colleges (379)
* Campus law enforcement in emergencies (1228 )
* Support for teachers (2060).

6 addressed Hurricane Katrina

* Hurricane Katrina recovery (2319)
* Emergency relief (1637)
* Bankruptcy relief and community protection (1647)
* Working family tax relief (2257)
* Fair wages for recovery workers (1749)
* Gulf coast infrastructure redevelopment (1836)

5 addressed the Environment

* Drinking water security (218, 1426)
* Water resources development (728 )
* Waste water treatment (1995)
* Combat illegal logging (1930)
* Spent nuclear fuel tracking and accountability (1194)
* Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act (Introduced in Senate)[S.726.IS ]

4 addressed Discrimination

* Claims for civil class action based on discrimination (1989)
* Domestic partnership benefits (2521)
* Unresolved civil rights crimes (535)
* Equality or two parent families (2286)

4 addressed Homeland Security

* Judicial review of FISA orders (2369)
* National emergency family locator (1630)
* Amend US Patriot Act (2167)
* Chemical security and safety (2486)
Barack's Economy Plan http://www.barackobama.com/issues/economy/index.php
Barack's Education Plan http://www.barackobama.com/issues/education/index.php
Barack's Energy& Environment Plan http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/newenergy
Barack's Ethics Stance http://www.barackobama.com/issues/ethics/index.php
Barack's Foreign Policy http://www.barackobama.com/issues/foreign_policy/index.php
Barack's Health Care Plan http://www.barackobama.com/issues/healthcare/index.php
Barack's & Homeland Securityhttp://www.barackobama.com/issues/homeland_security/index.php
Barack & Iraq http://www.barackobama.com/issues/iraq/index.php
Barack & Senors and Social Security http://www.barackobama.com/issues/seniors/index.php
Barack's Tax Plan http://origin.barackobama.com/taxes/
Barack & Veterans http://www.barackobama.com/issues/veterans/index.php
Barack & Women's Issues http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/womenissues
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Posted 11/4/08
I think racism will lessen
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Posted 11/4/08
I'm happy that you guys are accepting it, despite whether you disagree with the man's views or not. That's the beauty of America though, even if we disagree with each other, we still manage to accept and respect each other in the end.

Although, there are exceptions............such as this guy right here that is displayed in this link
http://www.crunchyroll.com/user/big_j_gangsta/pages/ignorantsoundingshit

Y'all should seriously read this, b/c I'm hearing a lot of unanimous answers about how we can accept this, but we haven't seen the other ignorant/bigot/racist side of the coin on how they feel about American's transition to a black president.

Read everything in the page where the link will direct you too.....then tell me how you really feel about this pathetic fellow
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big_j_gangsta wrote:

I'm happy that you guys are accepting it, despite whether you disagree with the man's views or not. That's the beauty of America though, even if we disagree with each other, we still manage to accept and respect each other in the end.

Although, there are exceptions............such as this guy right here that is displayed in this link
http://www.crunchyroll.com/user/big_j_gangsta/pages/ignorantsoundingshit

Y'all should seriously read this, b/c I'm hearing a lot of unanimous answers about how we can accept this, but we haven't seen the other ignorant/bigot/racist side of the coin on how they feel about American's transition to a black president.

Read everything in the page where the link will direct you too.....then tell me how you really feel about this pathetic fellow


They are so racist mann!
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big_j_gangsta wrote:

I'm happy that you guys are accepting it, despite whether you disagree with the man's views or not. That's the beauty of America though, even if we disagree with each other, we still manage to accept and respect each other in the end.

Although, there are exceptions............such as this guy right here that is displayed in this link
http://www.crunchyroll.com/user/big_j_gangsta/pages/ignorantsoundingshit
Y'all should seriously read this, b/c I'm hearing a lot of unanimous answers about how we can accept this, but we haven't seen the other ignorant/bigot/racist side of the coin on how they feel about American's transition to a black president.
Read everything in the page where the link will direct you too.....then tell me how you really feel about this pathetic fellow


My advice, don't bother replying or caring to answer back to such a person, krenzel in BBWforums.
To quote on krenzel latest post

"I don't vote because I don't care to know the issues" Others vote for Obama, just because he's black. I vote for neither because I don't support either faction. How is that hypocritical, in fact, I'm doing the noble thing by not making an ill advised decision."

That comment kinda sum up what type of person krenzel is.
http://www.bbwforums.net/forum/showpost.php?p=289544&postcount=101


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Come everyone, both McCain and Obama supporters and everyone who cares about the issues, lets start on the real work in hand.


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Posted 11/4/08
it Doesn't Concern Me At all... Hehehe.
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Posted 11/4/08
Race no longer plays a role in politics anymore. I bet the founding fathers are rolling in their graves right now lol
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