A moment they've waited for long

A moment they've waited for long

There are 38 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 4, 2008, titled A moment they've waited for long. In it, Newsday reports that:

By shortly after 11 p.m., when Sen. Barack Obama was declared the winner, the sound truck Eugene Burnett had driven through the streets of Babylon Township to rally voters to the polls was quiet.

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NOMOREMACANDCHEE ZZE

Bronx, NY

#1 Nov 4, 2008
Tooooooooo bad all you republican chumps who had something to negitive say about your next president, Barrack Hussien Obama. Sure there's the First Amendment so you can say all you want, as you probably will. Then again I say tooo bad. Just like you twice voted for the worst president ever gb and you won't admit it. Wake up. America is the best country on this blue-green sphere. The new President Barrack Hussien Obama will save America, bring America again the good respect and dignity it once had in the world, along with saving the world. John McCain is a good man, and palin well lets leave it at that. All the best to Mr. McCain and even to his running mate. She will need it she has been exposed for what she is and probably cost Mr. McCain to loose the election. Lets now move forward and unite as Americans and make this country recover from where gb and all of you who put him there by voting for him. Lets not forget gb's history so we can learn from his lies so that they may never be repeated again. Long live the USA, Let me be the first to say four more years "Yes we can".
Long Island NY

Bayonne, NJ

#2 Nov 5, 2008
"We used to say that if a black man ever was elected president, we would dance down Straight Path together,"

Hmmm...
BOHICA

Belmar, NJ

#3 Nov 5, 2008
Ohhhhh the suntan checkers on this board must surely be frothing at the mouth today! Last laugh's on you, racist GOPtards!
Bubba Clinton

New York, NY

#4 Nov 5, 2008
Time for all on this board, and P issday staff, to report to English class. Hand-outs start in January!
Tell the Truth

New Canaan, CT

#5 Nov 5, 2008
Long Island NY wrote:
"We used to say that if a black man ever was elected president, we would dance down Straight Path together,"
Hmmm...
He's bi-racial.
Jimmy Crack Corn

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Nov 5, 2008
"We used to say that if a black man ever was elected president, we would dance down Straight Path together," said Burnett of Wheatley Heights, referring to the main road leading through Wyandanch. "We never believed this day would come in our lifetime," he added. "I'm just sorry my old buddy didn't live to see this."

That day still isn't here. He's not a black man. He's mulatto, which means he's still half white. Historical? Yes. Black? No.
Joe

Longwood, FL

#7 Nov 5, 2008
NOMOREMACANDCHEEZZE wrote:
Tooooooooo bad all you republican chumps who had something to negitive say about your next president, Barrack Hussien Obama. Sure there's the First Amendment so you can say all you want, as you probably will. Then again I say tooo bad. Just like you twice voted for the worst president ever gb and you won't admit it. Wake up. America is the best country on this blue-green sphere. The new President Barrack Hussien Obama will save America, bring America again the good respect and dignity it once had in the world, along with saving the world. John McCain is a good man, and palin well lets leave it at that. All the best to Mr. McCain and even to his running mate. She will need it she has been exposed for what she is and probably cost Mr. McCain to loose the election. Lets now move forward and unite as Americans and make this country recover from where gb and all of you who put him there by voting for him. Lets not forget gb's history so we can learn from his lies so that they may never be repeated again. Long live the USA, Let me be the first to say four more years "Yes we can".
You're sure placing a lot of faith in this guy. I think people have placed way too much emphasis on his skin color and not enough on his actual policies. First time voters are a total joke to those of us who studied the issues.

He's already toning down his overblown rhetoric trying to ratchet down expectations. His biggest problem is going to be that he totally oversold a gullible public during the campaign.

At the end of the day the government can't save you, but it can enslave you.

“Your Approval is Not Needed!”

Since: Oct 08

Salisbury, MD

#8 Nov 5, 2008
Jimmy Crack Corn wrote:
"We used to say that if a black man ever was elected president, we would dance down Straight Path together," said Burnett of Wheatley Heights, referring to the main road leading through Wyandanch. "We never believed this day would come in our lifetime," he added. "I'm just sorry my old buddy didn't live to see this."
That day still isn't here. He's not a black man. He's mulatto, which means he's still half white. Historical? Yes. Black? No.
Mulatto. wtf. you all weren't saying that in the slave days, nor 40 years ago, or either last week. I like how you used that word, meaning you definitely don't accept him, not even for being half white.

“Your Approval is Not Needed!”

Since: Oct 08

Salisbury, MD

#9 Nov 5, 2008
Tell the Truth wrote:
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He's bi-racial.
So is every other black person in America.

They still call us black.

So is both of my parents.

They still label me as black.

Anything else?
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#11 Nov 5, 2008
He is not the first black President. He is a mixture of both African American and White. He truly represents ALL of us! My father is white, and a child of the Depression Era, when attitudes towards blacks were very hardline and prejudice. He's getting on now in age, and I want him to see this event in his lifetime, before he dies. Same for my mother. She survived the Holocaust to witness this day of great "equality". Finally the hurdle has been conquered!
Hmmmmmm

Stony Brook, NY

#12 Nov 5, 2008
Well hopefully he will inspire all the blacks who voted for him to follow his lead and get an education and a job.
See, a black man can become president through hard work.
Key words: HARD WORK
Hopefully now they will quit whinning about the slave krap that happened long before my ancestors were here and quit looking for handouts.
I doubt that they will though.
Hey? Does this mean that affirmative action is a thing of the past?????
Rachel NYC

Valhalla, NY

#13 Nov 5, 2008
Historic moment for this country? I think the sad part of this election is that the African American community only voted for Obama because of his skin color. So was it Historic or is it racist and bias? Either way I am hoping this man will not let us all down.
Minister of Information

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Nov 5, 2008
"Throw your O's up and Everybody do the Barak Obama Rock"
MCE

Somers, NY

#15 Nov 5, 2008
Joe wrote:
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You're sure placing a lot of faith in this guy. I think people have placed way too much emphasis on his skin color and not enough on his actual policies. First time voters are a total joke to those of us who studied the issues.
He's already toning down his overblown rhetoric trying to ratchet down expectations. His biggest problem is going to be that he totally oversold a gullible public during the campaign.
At the end of the day the government can't save you, but it can enslave you.
Exactly right, Joe. To vote for a man just because of his skin color is absolutely mindless. The ideology of this new president is socialist. "And to the REPUBLIC for which it stands..."

Beanz The Cat

“"I'm Beanz by all meanz!!"”

Since: Jul 08

Stony Brook, NY

#16 Nov 5, 2008
They censored the word black....how dumb.
Duvaillaire

Boxborough, MA

#17 Nov 5, 2008
It would have been a better story had he been the great grandson of slaves. However, he is half white American on his mother's side and his father was an immigrant from Kenya. So in many ways he is not the a-typical Afican American who can trace his ancestory to a West African nation, brought here in chains in the 1600's.
His story is more a typical with European immigrants. His mother and father from diverse backgrounds marrying and then having a child who then aspired to make their child's life better than their own.
His is not an African American story like the Reverend Jackson and so many others.
apocalypse soon

Milford, CT

#18 Nov 5, 2008
Tell the Truth wrote:
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He's bi-racial.
Hangin' with Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers qualifies him as bi-polar too.
CBunny

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Nov 5, 2008
There was an in-bred peanut farmer some years ago that touted "change" as well -- how'd THAT work out for us?
Jimmy Crack Corn

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Nov 5, 2008
Njoyabl1 Shy wrote:
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Mulatto.****. you all weren't saying that in the slave days, nor 40 years ago, or either last week. I like how you used that word, meaning you definitely don't accept him, not even for being half white.
There is no emotion or connotation in what I am saying. Simply fact.

Obama is a mulatto. He is not black. Therefore, he is not the first black president. The first black president will be black, not mulatto.

Simple facts, simple logic. Don't like it? Tough.
do not blame me

Edison, NJ

#21 Nov 5, 2008
I cried when I saw the results too, we are doomed!!!!!

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