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Barack Obama Becomes President
Finally

After 232 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 219 years since George Washington, a slave owner, became the first President, a person of African descent, has become the 44th President of the United States. A black man has been elected the President of the United States. A nation that endured genocide of the native population, centuries of slavery, a brutal civil war, a century of segregation, and only 45 years since the March on Washington, civil rights act and voting rights act. He has achieved the last “first black” designation. Parents of African American children can truly say you can grow up to be President of the United States.

To our black ancestors that came before to our seniors who waited in line and whose grandparents were born into slavery, a black man named Barack Hussein Obama has become the President of the United States. God Bless America. CONTINUE


Barack Obama President
Through The Fire Through The Rain Barack Obama For President of the United States

Barack Obama is the best candidate, best qualified, best ready to lead America at this time. Therefore, we support Barack Obama for President and encourage all Americans to vote for Barack Obama for President of the United States. His steady even nature is exactly what America needs in a time of severe economic crises at home and with two wars abroad. He is not a reactionary. He's even tempered. He does not get rattled.

On the economy he has the best economic plan to get the American economy back to being the best in the world. His economic plan mirrors the Clinton economic plans of the nineties which created millions of jobs and raised the standard of living for millions of Americans. McCain's economic plan mirrors Bush's economic plan more tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans a reverse, perverse form of socialism. More unemployment more recession. Where the people at the top financially get bailed out but not the middle class and working Americans. CONTINUE




John McCain in Mexico
John McCain and Sarah Palin's Confusing Positions on Open Borders, Amnesty and NAFTA Are Bad For American Workers

Before it became politically expedient for John McCain to change his position on immigration he was in favor of some form of amnesty for for those who have crossed the border illegally. Once he began his run for President McCain claimed that he got the message that Americans wanted border security first. But because he got the message on border security does not mean he has changed his position on the free movement of people and goods in North America in other words open borders and NAFTA. So McCain and by extension his Vice Presidential pick Sarah Palin are in favor of well more of the same with respect to immigration (we're actually not sure about Palin's position no one gets to ask her questions). Some conservatives even refer to McCain as Juan McCain because of his immigration positions.

Unfiltered free trade and open borders has done nothing but hurt the American worker by eliminating manufacturing jobs and driving down wages. CONTINUE



Election 2008 on BlackState.com:
Through The Fire Through The Rain Barack Obama For President
Reasons why Barack Obama Should Be President

Obama Has Votes In Heaven
A look at Obama Kenya and the U.S.

The World Is Watching
Does The U.S. Need U.N. Election Monitors

Republicans Walking A Dangerously American Line
A look at the new Republican line of attacks

Barack Obama John McCain The Final Debate
A preview of the final Presidential Debate

John McCain and Sarah Palin's Confusing Positions
On Open Borders, Immigration, Amnesty and NAFTA

Understanding Politics by Richelle Gill
A view of the election from one who is non-political

Taking Back America From The Architects (Political Satire) by Anthony J. Rossi
We find ourselves, again, as we were in the period 1763-1776, taxed, and oppressed, without adequate representation...

On The Shoulders Of by Ralph Greco, Jr.
Barack Obama John McCain and The Inevitable Comparisons

Barack Obama: Eight Is Enough
A look at Obama's historic speech

John McCain Chooses Tina Fey
A look at McCain's VP pick

Britney Spears Angelina Jolie Paris Hilton and John McCain
What the media distracts us from

Voting For Obama More Than Just A Vote by Steve DeVore
A look at the reasons to support Barack Obama for President




Barack Obama Eight Is Enough
Barack Obama: Eight Is Enough

Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama seized history in becoming the first African American candidate from a major political party to become the nominee for President of the United States. On a night 45 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s epic I Have A Dream speech. Obama encouraged Americans to face their fears and set forth on a new course that “patriotism has no party.” A course set forth by Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. He told the crowd of over 80,000 in Denver's mile high stadium that America' is better than the previous eight years. He provided the critics with the specific policy proposals he has long championed but the media has failed to pick up on.

Obama's speech was brilliant in that it not only went after John McCain but went after the fundamental beliefs of the Republican party itself. He challenged the economic doctrine by which wealthier Americans are taxed (as a percentage) less than other Americans under the theory of trickle down economics. CONTINUE


John McCain Sarah Palin Tina Fey
John McCain Chooses Tina Fey – A Look at John McCain's Vice Presidential Choice Sarah Palin

John McCain's hosting Saturday Night Live has had a strange effect. Putting his Presidential campaign in jeopardy he has chosen 30 Rock Star and SNL writer Tina Fey to be his Vice Presidential candidate. Sources close to the situation indicate that McCain was really impressed with Tina Fey's characterization of the democratic primary, where she mocked the media's so-called infatuation with “The One” the peoples champion Barack Obama. McCain's blatant effort to appeal to Hillary Clinton voters, instead of choosing the best qualified to lead in a time of national crisis is bizarre. McCain doesn't even know his vice presidential pick Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. They met twice briefly. What does it say about McCain's temperament and judgment that he picks a Vice President that he doesn't really know. What does the fact that they do not know each other further say about Palin's potential role in any McCain administration besides a marginal one.

Similar to a Presidential candidate the Vice Presidential candidate must be ready to lead on day one. Who believes that if the 72 year old John McCain became incapacitated the 44 year old hockey mom will be ready to stand up to Putin or handle Iran, Pakistan, or North Korea. She has no knowledge of world affairs and politics. None. An incredibly scary proposition with two wars going on. A reporter on Fox News actually said that because Alaska is next to Russia, she does have foreign policy experience. CONTINUE


Britney Spears Paris Hilton John McCain Brangelina
Britney Spears Angelina Jolie Paris Hilton and John McCain: What They Distract Us From

The entertainment news media frenzy that surrounds American celebrity is often highlighted by paparazzi snapping pictures of Britney Spears going to court fighting for custody of her children (which would be without the glare of the public eye an intimately personal and private matter), to surrounding Britney's car as she pumps $4.75 gasoline, asking her stupid questions without much pretense of journalism. Americans become glued into this sort of entertainment while missing issues such as “Time Horizons” in Iraq and the idea that the U.S. President now has the power to “disappear” an American Citizen if they are labeled an “enemy combatant”. The mindless state of the entertainment media bled into the political realm with John McCain’s comparing of Barrack Obama to the celebrity of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton- Barrack Obama, a U.S. Senator and Harvard educated former University of Chicago Law Professor.

What the entertainment media does is distract. Distract us from focusing on an American President who misled the country into a war, without much of a plan to get out of it, who is on the verge of bankrupting the American economy by giving unprecedented and un-asked for tax cuts to the wealthy, thereby draining the national treasury. Perhaps this was also John McCain’s point in his celebrity ad – to distract us from the failures of Republican leadership and policies. To distract us from the Republican Party’s failure to accept responsibility. To distract us from the fact that John McCain does not have a healthcare plan to cover all Americans (he decries a plan to cover all Americans while as a U.S. Senator and former soldier, the government has paid for his health care most of his adult life) CONTINUE


Obama Change
Voting For Obama More Than Just A Vote by Steve DeVore

I grew up in the Oceanhill-Brownsville section of Brooklyn NY, during the 60’s and 70’s. It was a place that the city classified as a ghetto, but those of us living there called it home. Brownsville was filled with Blacks who struggled from day to day not to live a but to survive living, Many lived in broken down tenement buildings that had no heat or hot water in the winter and nothing but a box window fan to keep them cool in the summer. Apartments in these tenements were infested with mice and roaches, as well as drunks and drug addicts in the hallways. Yet even in these bitter conditions we persevered.

Many turned to religion as a way to deal with their situation; rather it was to attend services at your local storefront church or listening to Rev. Ike on your am radio. Others chose alcohol or drugs to mask the pain of their environment. Yet there were some of us who sought political awareness as a way to overcome. We were born at the end of Martin Luther King’s civil rights movement, but we had Rev Jessie Jackson, Rev Herbert Daughtry and Rev Al Sharpton. Unfortunately their leadership can be classified as flawed at best. CONTINUE
Barack Obama Flag

Barack Obama Winner (At Last)

Barack Obama has become the first African American Presidential nominee for a major political party in 232 years since the founding of the republic, in 142 years since the end of slavery, and in 44 years since the end of American apartheid. Although Hillary did not actually concede the night in which he clinched the nomination a few days later Hillary gave a resounding speech in support and full endorsement of Barack Obama. The trick is to get her supporters, some of whom feel it was Hillary's turn, to now support Obama.

Now the nominee, Obama must turn all his attention to the general election. Obama must be prepared to take the gloves off in ways and manners that he shied away from in battling Hillary Clinton. CONTINUE



Obama Win In Iowa Is Now The Time? A Look At Obama's Win In Iowa

Obama's win in an overwhelmingly white Iowa may catapult him to the Democratic nomination. Iowans looked pass race and to the ideas and character of the candidate and chose Barack Obama (Dr. King would be proud). Although Obama's victory is historic, Jesse Jackson won several primaries in 1988 but later fell to Michael Dukakis for the democratic nomination. Bill Clinton failed to win the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary but won the nomination.



Hillary Clinton Barrack Obama John McCain
Win The Battle Lose The War

There are a few questions that remain after several months of democratic primaries. Here are a few:

Will Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton bruise each other to the point that John McCain cakewalks into the White House? This remains to be seen but Hillary's now infamous 3am ad does not help Obama if he is the democratic nominee. Any question regarding the democratic nominee's fitness for the office should be off limits to the two candidates but now Obama having lost Texas and Ohio will be forced to respond and vet Hillary a bit in what will likely be a negative Pennsylvania primary. CONTINUE


Barrack Obama Jeremiah Wright
Obama's Wright

The controversy surrounding sermons by Barack Obama's pastor Jeremiah Wright have been discussed throughout the web and blogosphere. Thanks to those who seek the truth and YouTube one can see the entire Wright sermon in context where he is quoting a U.S. Ambassador who says after 9/11 that chickens have come home to roost. The controversy reached such heights due to media networks such as the right-wing Fox News whose repeated unfair and unbalanced examination of the clips of Wright fueled the fire. Obama's speech on race was at first hailed by the media as the beginning as an honest dialogue on race. A couple of weeks later the speech is now becoming marginalized caught up in the next spin cycle.

The truth is Americans can not have an honest dialogue about race because most Ameicans are ignorant of true American history and the history of western civilization of the last 500 years. CONTINUE







Election 2008 on BlackState.com Election 2008 Home
Finally
Barack Obama First Black President

Through The Fire Through The Rain Barack Obama For President
Reasons why Barack Obama Should Be President

Obama Has Votes In Heaven
A look at Obama Kenya and the U.S.

The World Is Watching
Does The U.S. Need U.N. Election Monitors

Republicans Walking A Dangerously American Line
A look at the new Republican line of attacks

Barack Obama John McCain The Final Debate
A preview of the final Presidential Debate

John McCain and Sarah Palin's Confusing Positions
On Open Borders, Immigration, Amnesty and NAFTA

Understanding Politics by Richelle Gill
A view of the election from one who is non-political

Taking Back America From The Architects (Political Satire) by Anthony J. Rossi
We find ourselves, again, as we were in the period 1763-1776, taxed, and oppressed, without adequate representation...

On The Shoulders Of by Ralph Greco, Jr.
Barack Obama John McCain and The Inevitable Comparisons

Barack Obama: Eight Is Enough
A look at Obama's historic speech

John McCain Chooses Tina Fey
A look at McCain's VP pick

Britney Spears Angelina Jolie Paris Hilton and John McCain
What the media distracts us from

Voting For Obama More Than Just A Vote by Steve DeVore
A look at the reasons to support Barack Obama for President






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