COMMENT OF THE DAY

This is an excellent comment because it is short but sweet, and it speaks to why black people should not vote for a candidate based on his race or emotions.

ELove says:
Do I want OBAMA to win? YES
IS my life going to change once he’s elected? HELL NO
IS he the perfect candidate? NO ONE IS
Will HE make a significant change? Doubt IT

Aug 29, 2:08 PM — Video: Obama Democratic Party video

Some of you say you are voting for change. But if Barack Obama is elected, Congress still wields the power to VETO any change he attempts to make – and trust that they will!

I’m not saying vote for McCain. I’m just saying that the president does not run this country. If McCain wins he can’t make changes either without the full approval of the House and Senate. That’s why you should be worrying about your local elected officials who become representatives of both the House and Senate.

Don’t forget it was The House of Representatives that stole the election from Al Gore and gave it to Bush in 2000. :)



 


92 Responses to “COMMENT OF THE DAY”

  1. 1
    NYCUTIE says:

    I agree! Have a wonderful & safe weekend all!

  2. 2
    LovelyLady says:

    I do agree however, why do we think he can’t bring forth change. So many other presidents have done it. I’m not sure about everyone else but ‘m voting for Obama not his color. To me he is the better candidate. And despite what anyone might think, the past 8 years have been hell and I’m only 21. We do need change and I think Barack is the BEST candidate we have to do it.

  3. 3
    PAGESINADIARY says:

    DAMN! DAMN! DAMN!

  4. 4
    goat76 says:

    Don’t forget it was The House of Representatives that stole the election from Al Gore and gave it to Bush in 2000

    Was it a majority Republican ruled House??????

  5. 5
    LovelyLady says:

    And why is it that certain people go out of their way to speak negative of this man. No I’m not voting for him because he’s black, but at the same time I’m glad we have a black presidential nominee.

    Yes congress can veto bills, But at lease let them bills be brought to Congress and heard.

  6. 6
    shanie says:

    I agree to some aspect of what she is saying. But I don’t think people are voting for Obama because of the things that he may change. No he is not the perfect Candidate but I think what people want to see is history in the making. I must admit it is exciting to see a black man standing as the presidential elect nominee. I hope that Obama being elected will give African Americans a sense of hope to succeed in all areas that we seem to fail in a more positive aspect.

    Besides I feel like McCain picked a woman as his running mate because he really doesn’t want to be president. He knows that the US is not going to go for a woman President nor Vice President. Time will tell we shall see in November.

    Have a Good Weekend and Safe Holiday!!!!

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    Lucy says:

    If I may ask Lovelylady what kind of changes are you expecting? I have tried to stay away from the political posts because I don’t have a good out look on things. But I am curious to know what it is people are expecting maybe that would change my mind.

  8. 8
    goat76 says:

    8 years of Bush is enough……Time to Change that….SpongeBob could be on the ballot and I’ll vote for him and I hate SpongeBob……

  9. 9
    LovelyLady says:

    @ Lucy

    Have you paid attention to gas prices, the housing economy, no school books for my lil sisters and brothers, no school buses, kids getting Mondays cut out of school because of high gas, taxes, war,

    (Yelling) OUR SH*TTY ECONOMY FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS SHEESH.

    maybe barack isn’t the PERFECT candidate, but against McCain YES he is the best Candidate for the job. I need someone who understands the needs of ALL Americans not just upper class Americans. Sh*t we over there fighting a war for Iraq, but what about the war in our own neighborhoods.

  10. 10
    Smokie says:

    @ shanie, I hadn’t thought of it like that. Maybe, McCain is a secret Obamaholic too. I mean, nothing surprises me in this election.

    Obama 08

  11. 11
    LovelyLady says:

    And lets not forget Socail Security, I don’t want to work for the rest of my life.

  12. 12
    Sharonda says:

    So what about the people voting for McCain because well he simply white?Soon as we have a man that happens to be black we have to be voting because he is black???Perpostrous.What about the non-black people that are voting for him?Are the voting because he’s black???I’m voting because simply it was a given right to vote for who I wanted to vote who meets the needs of the union.Why all of sudden people think black people were born yesterday?

    I refuse to follow the masta.

  13. 13
    LovelyLady says:

    ^^^ Co sign

  14. 14
    LovelyLady says:

    Lucy Says:

    If I may ask Lovelylady what kind of changes are you expecting?
    ———————-

    WHY WOULD SOMEONE EVEN ASK THIS QUESTIONS…WOULD U LIKE FOR THINGS TO STAY THE WAY THEY ARE?

  15. 15
    Kymystry says:

    goat76 Says:

    8 years of Bush is enough……Time to Change that….SpongeBob could be on the ballot and I’ll vote for him and I hate SpongeBob……

    ************************************************************

    NOW THATS THE COMMENT OF THE GAT DANG DAY !!

  16. 16
    goat76 says:

    Co-signature X__Goat76…….Sharonda

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    bloggergirlz says:

    good point…we have to start somewhere though…i’m voting for obama and i’m extremly happy and proud…this has been the most exciting election and i’m confident changes will be made…i don’t expect all of the issues in my head to be addressed though, but i’m okay with that…the democrats have my best interest at heart, but if the republicans did mr. mc can’t/couldn’t would have my vote…

    gotta love america!

  18. 18
    Crys says:

    change doesn’t come FROM washington, it comes TO washington :)

  19. 19
    bloggergirlz says:

    @ LovelyLady Says: …SS is a joke…people who don’t have other types of retirement plans will be SOL…we paying for something we may never get although we’re entitled to it…the system is so f’ed up.

    …And lets not forget Socail Security

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    LovelyLady says:

    bloggergirlz Says:

    @ LovelyLady Says: …SS is a joke…people who don’t have other types of retirement plans will be SOL…we paying for something we may never get although we’re entitled to it…the system is so f’ed up.
    ———————————–

    THAT’S SAD BUT TRUE AAND THAT’S WHY @ 20 I STRATED MY 401 K PLAN CAUSE I SEEN HOW SH*TTY OUR ECONOMY WAS WHEN I WAS 18 AND I HEARD HOW ALL THESE OLDER FOLK WAS TALKING BOUT WE AINT GOIN HAVE SOCIAL SECURITY BY THE TIME I’M 65…SO I DID IT SAMRT I GOT MY 401 K

  21. 21
    LovelyLady says:

    ^^ Typos

  22. 22
    teecee says:

    it was the supreme court that gave the election to george bush.

  23. 23
    Sharonda says:

    LovelyLady Says:

    Lucy Says:

    If I may ask Lovelylady what kind of changes are you expecting?
    ———————-

    WHY WOULD SOMEONE EVEN ASK THIS QUESTIONS…WOULD U LIKE FOR THINGS TO STAY THE WAY THEY ARE?
    —————–

    Lol, I know right seriously.Look outside the window what do you see?Foreclosures.Gas/food prices going high.Jobs being outsourced.No social security = No retirement.And if we want change we have to help bring change as people.One person can’t do it alone.I’m not voting for today, I’m voting for the future.What happen to believing in something?It seems like I can’t believe unless I’m under scrunity to think “you voting because he black.” Whatev.

    And McCain only chose that woman as VP (who has less experience than Obama) is because of O-I-L.Republicans = OIL.

  24. 24
    LovelyLady says:

    ^^^ Thank you enough well said

  25. 25
    ELove says:

    @shanie said…

    “No he is not the perfect Candidate but I think what people want to see is history in the making. I must admit it is exciting to see a black man standing as the presidential elect nominee. I hope that Obama being elected will give African Americans a sense of hope to succeed in all areas that we seem to fail in a more positive aspect.”

    —–

    And THAT is the exact reason why I hope OBAMA wins because IF him being President can have that effect on OUR Community then that will out-weight anything else that he will ever do as the President of the United States!!! ;-)

  26. 26
    Kymystry says:

    Don’t vote for Obama .. and see how yout life will be Affected and INFECTED … The New President gets to choose the nest THREE supreme court Judges .. THEY make the Laws that govern this country .. THEY decide if a woman can choose what to do with her body .. they decide of a white man can get 18 months in club fed for 67 lbs of cocaine and a brotha get 18 YEARS for a half a kilo ..

    Don’t vote for Obama and the MAJORITY DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS AND SENATE .. and see how mush filibustering and lobbying gets things done in Washington.

    I have to agree with Crys (even tho she dislikes me at times)

    Change IS coming to Washington.

    OBAMA 08 … cause I damn sure mcAIN’T !!!!!

  27. 27
    teecee says:

    if you like being in a recession with the high unemployment, the out sourcing of jobs, 4.00 a gallon gas, the war in Iraq, and record number of foreclosures then vote republican, but dont come on board when this 72 yr old early stages of dementia suffering fool send you into war.

    if you think the president doesnt matter then you are not informed about the duties of the president. i suggest all who are not informed about the duties of the president please read up on his duties or take a civi class.

    its sad when white/non African Americans people say that black people have this crabs in a barrel mentality but its worse when we show it
    __________________

  28. 28
    Kymystry says:

    (standing up pumping fist in air) .. YOU BETTER SAY THAT teecee !!!

  29. 29
    Lucy says:

    LovelyLady Says:

    @ Lucy

    Have you paid attention to gas prices, the housing economy, no school books for my lil sisters and brothers, no school buses, kids getting Mondays cut out of school because of high gas, taxes, war,

    (Yelling) OUR SH*TTY ECONOMY FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS SHEESH.

    maybe barack isn’t the PERFECT candidate, but against McCain YES he is the best Candidate for the job. I need someone who understands the needs of ALL Americans not just upper class Americans. Sh*t we over there fighting a war for Iraq, but what about the war in our own neighborhoods.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    No I don’t pay attention to gas prices because I don’t own a car and my home is all electric. I made sure I work close to home so that I would not have to depend on gas, I saw the crash coming and took steps to make sure that I had public transportation always on hand. Taxes have always been high no news there and nothing will change. No matter who you vote for they cannot pull our troups out because we should not have been there in the first place. There is no war in my neighborhood. So see this is why I’ve stayed away from these post.

    I aske in a nice way and you jump back like I bit your azz. This could be the reason there’s a war going on in your hood.

    Sorry next time I’ll keep my mouth shut.

  30. 30
    Kymystry says:

    this dialog is SO much better than who rhiyawnah is sleepin with .. why solo is better than her sister.. who cares what who is wearing and how much they spent on it ..

    hail it’s even better than lookin at some scantily clad man on a puter screen our much needed Morn Wood … wait ..lemme rethink that one .. lol

  31. 31
    pointhimout says:

    so even though congress can vote for or against something, are you not gonna vote for him based off that principle alone?

  32. 32
    shanie says:

    LIKE THE MAN SAID LAST NIGHT 08 IS ENOUGH…amd I couldn’t agree more.

  33. 33
    toosexy says:

    @lucy very good answer…

    I still for one am not sure bout obama, He is to liberal for me, and I don’ think their will be much change as this world is already destined to what will happen, people love speaking on the future this the future that and are so obsessed with obama, I say you need to be praying and worrying about judgement day,

    newsflash

    THE WORLD IS NOT GOING TO GET BETTER! IT IS WRITTEN SO INSTEAD OF ARGUING BOUT OBAMA BEING THE SAVIOUR, GET YOUR HOMES READY AND IN LINE FOR THE RETURN OF THE SAVIOUR THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL MAKE IT BETTER! NOW THAT’S REAL TALK

  34. 34
    brwnsugga4you says:

    i think people are looking for a miracle pill in obama. it’s not going to happen over night. we have a few years to get out of this hole that the bush administration has dug for us. all i can say is me personally, if mccain wins…i’m moving to another country.

  35. 35
    LovelyLady says:

    Lucy Says:

    LovelyLady Says:

    @ Lucy

    Have you paid attention to gas prices, the housing economy, no school books for my lil sisters and brothers, no school buses, kids getting Mondays cut out of school because of high gas, taxes, war,

    (Yelling) OUR SH*TTY ECONOMY FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS SHEESH.

    maybe barack isn’t the PERFECT candidate, but against McCain YES he is the best Candidate for the job. I need someone who understands the needs of ALL Americans not just upper class Americans. Sh*t we over there fighting a war for Iraq, but what about the war in our own neighborhoods.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    No I don’t pay attention to gas prices because I don’t own a car and my home is all electric. I made sure I work close to home so that I would not have to depend on gas, I saw the crash coming and took steps to make sure that I had public transportation always on hand. Taxes have always been high no news there and nothing will change. No matter who you vote for they cannot pull our troups out because we should not have been there in the first place. There is no war in my neighborhood. So see this is why I’ve stayed away from these post.

    I aske in a nice way and you jump back like I bit your azz. This could be the reason there’s a war going on in your hood.

    Sorry next time I’ll keep my mouth shut.

    ———————————–

    U said i jumped back like u bit my azz…CORRECTION

    I thought we were having a convo, I only answered your question. If you feel as though I was offened I WASN”T

    Not sure how long you been a member but we (SR FAM) all don’t agree on things so owe discuss our disagreements. I only stated my opinion. And if you are fine with the way the economy is your best choice would be…..

    WHAT WAS IT THAT U SAID EARLIER KYMSTRY… MCCAINT lls

  36. 36
    imanih says:

    We’re experiencing one of the greatest moments of our time and we,African-Americans, aretongue wrestling with each other about Obama. Voting for Obama for whatever reason you want. If it’s because you believe in his policies, vote for him. If it’s because he’s black, vote for him. If it’s because you believe that he can bring CHANGE, vote for him. Whatever reason you need to vote for him, do it. Your vote is yours and don’t let anyone let you feel as if it’s not. We have to ignore people putting the weight of Black America on his shoulders and who bring out these pessimistic views of their opinions of what a Obama Presidency would or should look like. So when people start running their mouths, just ask them a few questions. Like, what have you done to contribute to America, besides just vote or just be an American? What have you done to impact you community, besides just live in it? What have you done to contribute to helping Black America, beside just saying you’re an African American? What have you contribute to the world, besides just having a blog? Vote for who you want for whatever reason you want. It’s your vote but just VOTE. Forget the naysayers (haters)! Peace

  37. 37
    LovelyLady says:

    @ BrwnSugga

    I agree…I don’t think Obama will magically make the problems disappear, but I do think he could take steps necassary to TRY and make it happen or easier for the next person in office.

    ———————-

    all i can say is me personally, if mccain wins…i’m moving to another country

    I’m rite with you

  38. 38
    shanie says:

    @ too sexy
    But in the mean time while we wait on our Saviuor the world still needs change….all these other presidents got a shot at it so why can’t Obama. Bill Clinton is the closest that we have came to living in a better world. if you noticed when clinton was office although he had his skeletons the world was a better place there were no troops in Iraq. Time Bush get in office what happens OBAMA STRIKES and send us into a mass depression. I am so cool on BUSH. Bush ain’t suffering we are he has his oil in TEXAS he came into this a rich man. Why do you think nothing phases him. In his eyes its always “oh well life must go on” and that is true but care about the people you are leading.

  39. 39
    shanie says:

    I meant to say OSAMA STRIKES!!!!

  40. 40
    carmelita79 says:

    reading this blog on the polital side and comments. no one wants change. everyone sounds defeated already. focusing so hard on obama and his blackness ENOUGH ALREADY! DAMN. he is a PERSON. THATS IT. WHO HAPPENS TO BE BLACK. VOTE ACCORDING TO THE PLATFORM. MCCAIN IS REPEATING ALL BUSH AND CHENNEY. THIS IS SICKENING HOW WE TREAT EACHOTHER. SOMETIMES I WHICH HE WASNT RUNNING BECAUSE ALL THE BLACK ON BLACK HATE I HAVE SEEN BETWEEN THE “LEADER” AND “ACTIVIST” AND IN THE COMMENT SECTIONS OF BLOGS MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH. MAYBE I WAS BEING A LITTLE NIEVE THINKING THAT WE ARE PAST IT JUST A LITTLE. NOPE.

  41. 41
    Lucy says:

    Ok lovelylady I am sorry I just got heated. Please excuse me. Its just for me people need to wake up and take responisbilty for their own actions. The home foreclosures are happening because people making 30,000.00 out trying to buy 200,000.00 homes.

    Gas prices are high because the oil companies know we refuse to budge from our cars.

    Social Security has always been a gamble and you now know you must save instead of buying that high end flat screen.

    Again I’m sorry but everything you listed has always been a problem and I think it starts at home instead of looking for someone to save us.

  42. 42
    Kymystry says:

    imanih Says :
    Vote for who you want for whatever reason you want. It’s your vote but just VOTE. Forget the naysayers (haters)! Peace.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And on That note… I’m out .. son gotta football game tonight

    Yes WE CAN … No I McCAIN’T !!! copyright Kym ;-)

  43. 43
    LovelyLady says:

    No Prb Lucy…we all are going to have diffrent opinions

  44. 44
    toosexy says:

    @shania

    that’s my point The world is not going to get any better if you read revelation and put it against what’s going on, this has been destined and that’s why the bible says his true followers will know the signs, and i see them i see everything that’s coming, even the world order that’s been heavily talked bout, so i’m not saying don’t vote or nothing but i think people should pay close attention to what’s really going on and don’t get to wrapped up in obama being the SAVIOUR of this country this country’s fate was already in place. I am going to vote but i’m really more concerned on making it into heavan as we don’t have long like our grandparents and the parents did.

  45. 45
    HunE916 says:

    toosexy Says:

    … I say you need to be praying and worrying about judgement day,…

    … GET YOUR HOMES READY AND IN LINE FOR THE RETURN OF THE SAVIOUR THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL MAKE IT BETTER!…
    ___________________________________________________

    ***DEAD****

    Had you asked a few weeks ago on some of your previous posts, I would have bet good money that you had a guaranteed on-way first class ticket to the eternal flames of hell!

    I hope you’ve repented for your BLOGGING sins. And I wish you good luck on judgment day! :)

  46. 46
    brwnsugga4you says:

    i say vote for whoever you think can do the best job. if you agree with mccain so be it. if you agree with obama so be it. again, in my opinion at this point no matter who the hell we vote for change will not be overnight that’s for sure…we are all living on a promise and hope for change….have a great labor day…and

    no drinking and driving. they are running a drinking and driving campaign this weekend…and if you are drinking you are going to jail..won’t be up to see the judge until tues am :( peace!

  47. 47
    toosexy says:

    @hun

    I didn’t say i was perfect and so I strive just like everyone and for you to make such an ignorant comment please miss me cuz i am striving and would hate to go backward especially since you just judged me. and from now on if i don’t address you then don’t me. and my opinion still stands i am getting my place and my life ready for the lord. no matter what sins i have we all fall short and if we didn’t god would have no reason to save us or send his son , so i’m sure HE KNOWS WHERE I’M GOING AND ONLY HIM

  48. 48
    brwnsugga4you says:

    HunE916 Says:

    toosexy Says:

    … I say you need to be praying and worrying about judgement day,…

    … GET YOUR HOMES READY AND IN LINE FOR THE RETURN OF THE SAVIOUR THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL MAKE IT BETTER!…
    ___________________________________________________

    ***DEAD****

    Had you asked a few weeks ago on some of your previous posts, I would have bet good money that you had a guaranteed on-way first class ticket to the eternal flames of hell!

    I hope you’ve repented for your BLOGGING sins. And I wish you good luck on judgment day!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    hun…..>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>DEAD AZZ..LOL!!!!

  49. 49
    goat76 says:

    @brownsugga……….I’ve been looking for a job in Amsterdam myself…….Got to get me some of them Euros(dollars for u Americans)….I don’t think I can take another Republican Admin…..

  50. 50
    Sharonda says:

    ^ Ahhhhh I actually miss living across the water *sigh* that was back then before the Euros lol.

  51. 51
    tigris says:

    Thanks for the insight Sandra I never looked at it like that at all, but it makes complete perfect sense!

  52. 52
    brwnsugga4you says:

    goat76 Says:

    @brownsugga……….I’ve been looking for a job in Amsterdam myself…….Got to get me some of them Euros(dollars for u Americans)….I don’t think I can take another Republican Admin…..
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    i can’t and won’t take it. i have choices and options!

  53. 53
    HunE916 says:

    @ brwnsugga4you

    Girl! You already know! Am I wrong though? lol

    See, this is why we need these right wing, conservative, “everybody’s going to hell BUT me”, toe tapping in the airport bathroom, running up the deficit, Big Oil aligning, foreclosure allowing Republicans OUT OF OFFICE!

  54. 54
    purepisces says:

    For once, I agree with you Sandra! I already said this in a post yesturday, but we as Blacks are expecting way too much from Obama. I do think some changes will occur, but will Blacks instantaneosly rise from our current second-class citizenship in America? NO. Obama is only one man, who will likely have about half of the country against him, not to mention the House and Congress.

    Folks are gonna feel bamboozled once Barack settles in and everything isn’t suddenly hunky dory…and what I’m most afraid of is that it will only raise the apathy level that exists in the Black community when it comes to registering to vote, and actually VOTING in elections. When Obama gets in and doesn’t reach the ridiculously high standards that we are setting for him, folks will likely feel more marginalized than ever.

  55. 55
    andriceb says:

    If the president doesn’t run the country how the hell did we fall into this mess?

    If the president doesn’t run the country what the hell was Reagenomics?

    If the president doesn’t run the country whay were the middle Kennedy brothers assasinated..(ps it wasn’t over pussy)!

    If the president doesn’t run the country who in the hell signed the Civil Rights Act and contributed to the national movement of social change.

    sorry Sandra You can feed this negativity to those who except that they are born losers!

  56. 56
    HunE916 says:

    Anywayz…
    Sandra isn’t really correct on this. The president has a lot of control and power over this country. Sure he can’t pass any laws himself, but neither can the senate because the President can veto anything they try to put through. See, the Democrats said that when they take control that they would end the war…How that working out for you?

    And someone already said it- the President put Supreme Court judges into office. If they fill it up with conservatives than they can very well overthrow Roe vs. Wade and other liberties as we know today.

    Not to mention how much influence the president’s own policies have over other countries. There is no way you can refute the power of the United States President.

    If a president has the power to f*ck sh*t up, he has the power to make things better!

    OBAMA!OBAMA!OBAMA!OBAMA!

  57. 57
    HunE916 says:

    purepisces Says:

    …but we as Blacks are expecting way too much from Obama.
    ______________________________________

    (purepisces- not directed at you only, your thoughts are the same as many)

    I don’t get it. In the previous post, we had prominent Black folks saying that Obama isn’t promising ENOUGH for Black people. Then on the other hand, you have folks saying Black people think he’s the Negro Savior. How can we think that when he’s never really said he’d do anything for “Black People”?

    Think about it though- we would probably be saying the same things if Hillary was the nominee. Then we’d be like, “Women think she’s the savior…”

    What’s wrong with a little wishful thinking, people? I mean sheez! If we’re out here struggling to make it day by day, how can anybody tell me I have the audacity to HOPE?

  58. 58
    brwnsugga4you says:

    hun…you are my girl…keeping it 100 all the dag on time. peace.

  59. 59
    purepisces says:

    goat76 Says:

    8 years of Bush is enough……Time to Change that….SpongeBob could be on the ballot and I’ll vote for him and I hate SpongeBob……

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Amen, amen, a thousand times….AMEN. LOL!! =) I don’t really care who’s running against the Republicans, I just want the Dems to win PERIOD.

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    teecee says:

    I KNOW I AM SO DEFEATED, LET ME GET GHETTO FOR A SECOND BEFORE I GO……
    HAVING TO GO TO BLACK SITES AND DEFEND OBAMA TO BLACK SO CALLED DEMOCRATS IS TERRIBLE. I SWEAR I DONT KNOW IF THEY ARE JEALOUS OR DID THEY FIND OUT HIS PENIS IS BIGGER THAN THEIR. IF YOU DONT LIKE THE HIM, THEN SAY YOU ARE SUPPORTING MCCAIN AND MOVE ON BUT TO RIP THIS MAN FOR WANTING TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD FOR YOU AND ME IS CRAZY. IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT OUR, BLACK FOLKS HISTORY WE ALWAYS HAD RACE TRADERS UNCLE TOMS. IF YOU DONT LIKE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OR THE PLATFORM ALL ITS CANDIDATES ARE RUNNING ON THEM GO VOTE REPUBLICAN AND SUFFER FOUR MORE YEARS.

    I TELL YOU IT ISNT THE WHITE MAN WE ARE FIGHTING OR HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT. ITS THE WHITE MAN HOUSE NEGRO WHO IS CREATING ALL THE MESS AND FUSS. WHITE BLOGS ARE PRAISING OBAMA AND HOW GREAT HIS SPEECH WAS , BUT ITS BLACK BLOGS THAT ARE RIPPING HIM.

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    Mzsuave says:

    Well…I guess I won’t continue commenting on political issues…it’s obvious everyone has different opinions and seem to get a tad bit upset. But remember if you don’t vote at all, that says a lot. Those will be the first ones complaining.

    ANYWAY….HAVE A GREAT 4 DAY WEEKEND EVERYONE. Love, peace, & hair grease!

  62. 62
    purepisces says:

    @ Hun

    I feel what you’re saying…but I’m not saying, DON’T HOPE, I’m saying BE REALISTIC. If we’ve had 8 years of crap, we can’t expect it all to change in two seconds. That’s all I mean.

    Like, people were so hyped when the whole “Vote or Die” campaign was goin on in that previous election, then so disappointed when the Dems lost anyway…I know a bunch of people who won’t even vote now because they feel the powers that be will fix the election anyway…and that’s just sad. I’m afraid that if Obama wins and things don’t turn out the way we’re hoping, then people will just give up altogether. We need not do that to ourselves, we just need to BE REALISTIC.

    And as I said yesturday, I’d be looking at Hillary the same way! This is not unique to Obama, ‘cept the whole Black thing. I don’t trust politicians PERIOD…they’ll say whatever they have to to get elected. They just want to get in. The really real only comes out once they’re actually in office.

  63. 63
    HunE916 says:

    Mzsuave Says:

    ANYWAY….HAVE A GREAT 4 DAY WEEKEND EVERYONE. Love, peace, & hair grease!
    __________________________________________

    4 DAY!? What state do YOU live in? lol I only got 3!

  64. 64
    HunE916 says:

    @ purepisces

    I don’t think he’ll wave his big Black wand [pun intended] and everything will get better overnight. I don’t think ANYONE with a piece of brain thinks that.

    However, if you’ve been living in a sh*tty diaper for 8 years and you finally get a new nanny- I think it’s okay to say, “I think I’m going to finally get this sh*tty diaper changed!” That may not be the first thing she doesn’t when she walks through the door, but damn it, I’ll sure expect it to be changed sooner than 8 more years!

    And I want to kiss you about that ‘Vote or Die’ campaign comment you made! I thought I was the only one who felt the same way! :)

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    ELove says:

    @pure… DING DING DING !!!!

    You’ve WON the $64,000 Pyramid Game ;-)
    I couldn’t agree more and Everyone PLEASE enjoy your Holiday Weekend… Peace to my SR-PEEPS!!!

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    purepisces says:

    @Hun

    Well, don’t mind if ya do!!

    *offering my cheek*

    LOL!! =)
    “Big black wand” HILARIOUS!!!

    @ELove

    I’ll take that $64,000 in Euros…U.S. dollar is too daym unstable. LMAO!!! =D

    Happy Holiday errrbody!!

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    Mzsuave says:

    lol>>>>HUN…damn, my bad my dude, I forgot I plan on calling in sick on Tuesday and kept thinking about my four day weekend ;)

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    hellava10 says:

    OMG, This is truly a moment in history period. A black man and a 72 years old man.
    I don’t get involved in the political convos too often because it brings up strong emotions for people who want you to believe and feel the way you do. You can talk about someone’s mama but if you talk about their politcal choice—pressure and sugar go up a notch. Howsomucheverishallsaythis – I think Monica Lewinsky should be voted for president. We were in a better place when she was on her kne, I mean job. Clinton had his strikes but for the most part, we are in a place of higher ground now because of what he did then. Since the bushes have been growing on the white house lawn, we’ve seen a steady decline. The way I see it, we are at the bottom and we can only look up. IF Barack being president gives that one brother behind him an ounce of hope to stay in school and strive to be better HAVE MERCY. I just don’t think McCain will make my life better.

    It’s good to be back

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    hellava10 says:

    and I did mean 72 years —old man

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    HunE916 says:

    Shoooo!—> Mzsuave…If we pull that sh*t here; not coming in the day after a holiday, they will NOT pay us for the holiday! :(

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    aprilshowers says:

    @ Kym… girl you stay on point! Luv your comments!

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    kwallace577 says:

    i am reading all of these comments. all of them are good. on something real other than celeb gossip. i love auntie and this blog. she has a wide real point of view. it is okay to disagree and this is what her blog is all about. peace out and be safe for the holiday sandrarose fam.

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    Lisa says:

    I usually disagree with you on some points Sandra, but I have been telling people it is your local officials that you need to worrry about.

    Read up people, read up I can’t stress it enough. State laws are passed all the time and many of us have no clue, let’s educate ourselves. Have a blessed weekend and yeah it’s ok to do the two-step, lol.

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    nyp says:

    don’t be foolish. every president’s policies have an impact on the lives of every person living in this country. the current crisis in gas prices, inflation and the crisis in schooling are all perfect examples. it doesn’t take an economist to understand that if the majority of the the money of the federal discretionary budget is going towards funding a war, there are going to be fewer resources for domestic programs.

    i’m brown, not a democrat and i will be voting for obama this year because i would like to support change in this country and to vote for someone who isn’t my grandmother’s age.

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    Mississippi16 says:

    @ toosexy >>>> I agree that it is FO SHO time to get our houses in order and try to save ourselves.

    @ Lucy… No I don’t pay attention to gas prices because I don’t own a car and my home is all electric.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    We all don’t live in metropolitian areas where public transportation is a great convenience or readily available. Isn’t all electricity powered by fuels. The whole green movement isn’t just about the cars we drive. It’s about our lifestyle as a whole and uless we change the way we live today, the things that we take forgranted today will be forever gone and I promise that day is coming sooner rather than later.

    More disease, less farming (therefore food), letting our kids and grandkids go outside and play in the yard will be a memory from the past. People better start paying attention, the air that we’re breathing is becoming increasingly worse and the lack of ozone layer is making the sun ray’s more and more harmful to our health. That is why Obama’s administration is making a big push about saving our environment.

    I don’t think he will fix all of America’s problems because he’s only human. But can we at least have more jobs and work on these gas prices… that wouldn’t definitly help.

    Although i think i’m falling in love with Barack, it is so so much deeper than what color he is.

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    Mississippi16 says:

    Everyone have a good weeknd.

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    Tasha says:

    Congress will only veto the president mostly if they are the majority of the opposite party. If the president’s party is the majority…they’ll get most of what they want.

    Of course the president doesn’t run the country. There’s a such thing as checks and balances. The three branches of government (legislative, executive (president), & judicial) are in place to ensure that the other branches don’t get to out of line. I know it doesn’t always work that way but the general idea does for the most part.

    Also, lets not forget the president can also veto congress, not just the other way around.

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    Peachiz says:

    He’s right, but let’s be positive, you gotta start from somewhere.

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    babysoft15 says:

    I just wish it was all this being said when Bush ran for his 2nd term. Sandra, I wish you had something positive to say about Barack. As for the email, it was a personal opinion and yes…maybe you thought it was wonderful…but I assure you of this…there is’t a person in the US (and several other countries) who doesn’t SEE, FEEL AND REGRET the change that Bush has made to this country. So that is bs that the president doesn’t have the power to change things. Lastly, please tell me when is the last time the HOR put their Veto power use?

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    zeezy4sheezy says:

    Sandra you’re a bit factually incorrect on this issue.

    sandrarose says :if Barack Obama is elected, Congress still wields the power to VETO any change he attempts to make – and trust that they will!

    1st of all the President has Veto power over the House & Senate. The democrats are in majority control of the House & Senate so whatever initiatives Obama puts forth they will have no probblem passing thru. After these November 4th elections, the balance most likely will swing in the direction of the Dems anyway so the Repubs have no power

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    candycane says:

    18Crys Says:

    change doesn’t come FROM washington, it comes TO washington america!
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    SAY IT AGAIN!!!!

    Omama 08.

    I’m somewhat ashamed to say that in my 37 years (well in 2 more weeks)this is the first time I’ve ever watched the DNC, and I was so proud, so inspired. This may, well will, sound naieve, but can a president do all the things he said he was. Cutting taxes, giving tax breaks to companies building in the US, not shipping jobs overseas, healthcare etc… or is that something they say just to get a vote. And if it is possible, WHY THE HELL HASNT IT BEEN THAT WAY??
    Is is because the republicans didnt want to do it?

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    Coop says:

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    Sandra
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    You are correct Obama can not do it on his own but you’re sounding very uninformed You do know that the Democrats control congress and have since the mid term elections of 2006 and most likely will take a more control after the next election, which will help Obama push his agenda. so things like taxes and programs to help make new jobs the President has a heck of a lot of power over. In the early 80’s I had family members college dreams derailed because president Regan made it so that children of deceased parents could no longer collect Social Security until 21 as long as they are in college. So yes a President has a ton of power because the President sets policy. Also the House of Representatives did not steal the election from Al Gore that was the Supreme Court which is the Judicial branch of government the President is the Executive and Congress is the Legislative Branch and they all have Checks and balances.but that’s another story.

    Also Sandra why are you so negative about Obama you have nothing to say that is good about him do you not think that he will take us down a better road then bush choose or McCain will continue down.

    Also aren’t you from Great Britain.

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    Hottie76 says:

    Oh my goodness Sandra you hit the head on the nail just then!!! We really need to be out here rally about who will be in the Senate and in the House!!!! First of all if he is elected into the office he has some much crap to clean up first until we will not see any changes it is going to take him two terms before we can start to see some major changes the same way when Bill Clinton was in office he had to go and clean up behind the Regan years as well as Bush Sr.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    @ Coop:

    As I said in my email to you: so you majored in Political Science. That doesn’t mean you have to beat me over the head with your knowledge. I’m just an RN ya know. :)

    My regular readers know I am from England. I’ve said this numerous times. That doesn’t mean I can’t be a political observer from the sidelines. I can’t vote but if I could I wouldn’t vote for either of these guys. All politicians are crooked – even the suave smooth talking ones.

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    bobblekins says:

    Sandra, I am very impressed by your RN credentials, and have repeatedly praised your public service with your very well written Medical Moments. Black people need that type of information way more than celebrity gossip, but I know you have to make a living.

    I have also noted that your non-American background is reasonably uninformed. TeeCee has written the facts. The Supreme Court stole the election, not the House, not the Senate. The President selects the Supreme Court. They are instated for LIFE. If you think that won’t have any bearing on you personally, you are both uninformed and wrong.

    I reject just about any statement that claims change is impossible, or ‘all’ of just about any group is good or bad. I also cut people off in arguments, who start of “You always”, because that ends any possibility of discourse.

    Dennis Kucinich, for eaxmple, is a white man who has extraordinary character and is a politician. There are others. I don’t believe Barack Obama is the messiah. But his life’s work has demonstrated that his vision is greater than any other candidate’s. Vote for him, if you can. I understand you can’t, Sandra, but for all of you others, if you haven’t taken the time to register, you won’t be able to participate either. And that would be a shame.

    Thank you all for your comments. We can learn the most important thing here: all black people needn’t think alike, agree, or even like each other. But we need someone else in the White House. You will feel the effects for many years.

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    brownewoman says:

    All politicians are’t crooks. But ALL politicians are HUMAN.

    Their job is to make and maintain policies that affect our everyday lives. There is strength in numbers and we have the ability and the OPPORTUNITY NOW to vote in a BLACK FAMILY that DEFIES (sp) negative stereotypes …. AND PEOPLE HAVE TO DISECT THIS AND THINK ABOUT VOTING FOR HIM??? THIS UPSETS ME!!

    Believe me, we will NEVER see this again in OUR LIFETIME.

    Obama got this far this time. If he doesn’t get in because WE BLACK FOLKS let him down. White folks will NEVER let this happen.

    I wish I was a US citizen just so I can give him my vote.

    GET OFF YOUR A$$E$ and the fence Black folks and vote in record numbers.

    He is NOT the saviour, but his exemplary way of life and his married life (which is lacking in the community, and he doesn’t have a causal approach to relationships) should be BEHAVIOUR all of you should emulate.

    He didn’t have the children with Michella and have to THINK should I marry her. He did the damn thing the RIGHT way the first time.

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    iscream says:

    Im voting for Obama because when he speaks I feel like he is speaking for me and people that I know. I feel that he is speaking for America.

    And even if he gets Vetoed at least he is trying to get laws passed that will make a change that Americans can see.

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    Charles says:

    from england?

    are you a US citizen?

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    ryan18mac says:

    Quit being so damm NEGATIVE. You have to trust and Believe. There is no room for NEGATIVITY. Thanks

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    ryan18mac says:

    I am For OBAMA 100%. Like he said This election is not about him, it is about US. Take those words in to consideration that it is what is wrong with us now. Think NEGATIVE you will receive NEGATIVE RESULTS. Think POSITIVE and you will receive POSTIVE REULTS. I believe that that is being realistic as well.
    I would like to leave with a quote from BARACK from Thursday speech “The Change we need Dosen’t Come from Washington. Chang Comes to Washington”
    People lets get with it.

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    true about congress being able to VETO anything. and since there are lots of whites in congress or simply those that don’t agree with obama, it can and will happen. i’ve thought about that lots! i just hope the american’s see that obama is NOT perfect and is trying and if things get veto then it’s not really his entire fault. i still want obama and michelle to win! it’s a good look in many ways, not just bcz of them being black. come on now…!

    i say we just pray for him and pray for change for the country. take personal responsibility.

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    Peachiz says:

    Sandra when are we going to get some “new news”

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