I keep hearing people referring to the outcome of this election as the biggest effect because of race. It is not just because of the Black votes, although that helped, but let us not forget that the Black race is no longer the top minority in this country, in terms of numbers, even today. It is also not because of the so called "White consience", though many like to believe this.
Let us also not forget that the real reason the Republicans didn't have a sweep is because of what has gone on in the past eight years, especially this last year!
How can it be forgotten the battle cry against the Latinos earlier this year?
How about the housing market and what was allowed to go on because of the lenders who decide they can make quick, easy money from those people who can't afford the homes they dream of and that they didn't deserve? The rest of the people who worked hard for what they have, have suffered the consequences of this greed!
How about the financial markets? So many people have lost so much!
How about jobs? So many have lost their jobs.
While so many who are against the Democrats are predicting the end of our country, the downfall of the US...let us give this man a chance to do what he can to repair the damages that has been done in the last eight years!
It won't be easy. Many will expect Barack Obama to fail and will gleefully rejoice if he does. There will be finger pointings of "I told you so"...it has already begun....the writing is on the wall for a lot will change. Even for this very site, as I've read. So be it.
While the fact that the person who will hold the highest office in our land will be a person of color, it is unbelievable that anyone would think no one wouldn't be proud of that?!
However, when the people are unhappy, there will be a call for change. They were taken for granted. And they showed their disatisfaction!
The race was won because the people have spoken!