Barack Obama Elected President Of The United States

Nearly two years after announcing his candidacy, Senator Barack Obama has been elected as the 44th President of the United States. And, unlike years past, Obama’s victory was clear-cut: the Senator won 349 electoral votes. He needed 270 to clinch the office.

Taking the state a bit after midnight last night in Chicago, Obama opened his acceptance speech with some of the most inspiring words ever uttered in our nation’s history:

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

Its the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled – Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America.

The politico went on to declare that “change has come to America,” before concluding:

This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids. To restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace. To reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth that out of many we are one.

Obama’s rival, Senator John McCain, offered an exceptionally gracious and teary concession speech. Though his supporters in Arizona booed at the mention of Obama’s name, McCain urged them to rally behind their new president:

These are difficult times for our country, and I pledge to him tonight that I will do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face. I urge all Americans who supported me to join not only in congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and honest effort to find the necessary compromises to bridge our difference.

Watching the results last night, we were in a bit of shock when Obama was announced the winner – had we done it? Had our nation really elected a black president? Yes. Sitting here, this morning, a bit hung over and exhausted, we’re getting a bit misty as the reality set in – hundreds of years of oppression and racism were stomped. Surely division will continue to plague this great nation, but never before have the American ideals been as clear, vibrant and promising.

We’ve included Obama’s entire speech down below.

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    isnt it ironic that terrorists are more prominent than ever and the U.S. of A just elected a muslim as their president.

  • diago

    I was so happy when he won and then even happier when he mentioned gays in his speech. Then, I started reading about proposition 8 and that good feeling disappeared.

  • Vinman

    I have stopped reading all of Church Hillbilly comments and I guess you are now on the list Men-Sar


    To all the Diago’s out there, Cheer up! Hope made a comeback!:

    “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.” -OBAMA

    “As a Christian — he is a member of the United Church of Christ — Mr. Obama believes that marriage is a sacred union, a blessing from God, and one that is intended for a man and a woman exclusively, according to these supporters and Obama campaign advisers.” -OBAMA

    “he does not support it and is not inclined to fight for it, his advisers say.” -OBAMA


  • AJC

    Congratulations from Canada on the election of Obama as president-elect of the United States!

    But with regard to Prop 8, it’s still the same old politics of division: we have our piece of the pie, but we’re not going to let you have yours. We’re a legitimate minority, but you’re not.

    Challenge it in the courts! The neo-cons certainly would: they wouldn’t let their “fears” of so-called “activist judges” prevent them from achieving their goals. Queers in California need to do likewise!


    “African Americans voted for Barack Obama, but they also voted to support Proposition 8, 70 percent to 30 percent. Latino voters were roughly divided on the question.

    Campaign manager Jeff Flint said the Yes on 8 campaign “always felt like a strong turnout among ethnic Democrats, particularly African Americans and Latinos, would be helpful to us.”

    “They are culturally conservative. They support traditional marriage,” he said. “We felt like a Barack Obama surge with those voters would actually help us.”


    YES WE CAN!!!!!


  • RainaWeather

    I’m going back to the other site.




  • Peter Pan

    I have lived for over thirty years in Africa.

    There is not one single country in Africa, run by Negroids, that is a success! Not one? Why not?

    In the Western hemisphere we have Haiti, also run by Negroids and a total disaster!

    Now you have the US of A run by a Negroid, I can’t see how he can be successful (even if he wanted to).

    If you want to see how quickly a first world country can go down the tubes, have a look at former FIRST WORLD South Africa under Negroid rule! It’s grinding to a halt after 14 years of Negroid management and it has one of the highest murder rates on the planet (especially Negroid against Caucasians).

    You voted for change and change you’ll be getting!

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    Congrats to President-Elect Barack Obama. It’s time for the mentally ill racist gays to pack it up and move on. Churchill-y is Man-sar is Peter Pan. All Hail the new Commander In Chief!


    All Hail Him!!!!





    OBAMA ’08

  • susan

    I’ve been listening to the obama tribute by shontelle “battle cry” all day today

  • greatness

    Battle cry best song by shontelle!!!! love that video too


    Here’s my “battel cry”:

    “Not yet clear why Prop. 8, which had been losing in polls, passed. Ted Olsen at Christianity Today thinks Barack Obama, who opposed the measure but not gay marriage, helped:

    But African-American Californians overwhelmingly supported Prop. 8, by a 7-to-3 margin. Black women (who made up 6% of the electorate) were even more supportive, telling exit pollsters they voted for the measure by a 3-to-1 margin.”


    OBAMA ’08

  • History in the making

    To me, the Shontelle song is the best Obama tribute out there…I cry everytime I see the video.

  • M Shane

    i was not suprized at all, and went to bed early, with the assurance that Obama would win. I spent most of the morning where people had been lined up for blocks just loving the Obama energy, the energy of hope. I have never seen people so charged In my life. I saw the early results but for once I had faith that America was not going to let itself be fucked agai

    PeterPan: the African countries you refer to have all been White colonies to start with are you dense?

  • Peter Pan

    @ Satan-on-a-prick – I’m me. Not Churchill-Y or Man-sar.

    “All Hail the new Commander In Chief!” you say. In six months time you are going to look such a dick, sorry, prick, it won’t be funny.

    Meanwhile enjoy your retarded tirades. Here, where I live at the moment, people a laughing at America for having voted for a fraudster who does not know who his father is, hates his granny, had books written for him, has no clue where he was born or when, exactly, his granny died! Does not have a birth certificate, doesn’t want the world to know how he go into Harvard etc. or that loves getting BJ’s from white call boys in the back of a limo.

    Prick indeed!

    All Hail to Mr Putin, the leader of the free world who bows to no-one!

    From Europe (Central).

  • Peter Pan

    @ M Shane who said ‘ PeterPan: the African countries you refer to have all been White colonies to start with are you dense?’

    Without colonies their would not have been very many African countries. Liberia, Ethiopia, Haiti have never been colonies and are totally down the sewer. Are you dense?

    BTW: Qweerty is censoring perfectly well presented comments. So I won’t bother commenting further here. As long as they know that they will be guilty and held accountable, one day, of the conspiracy they are helping to conceal.


  • My View

    Author: History in the making
    Comment: To me, the Shontelle song is the best Obama tribute out there…I cry everytime I see the video.’

    I cry every time I see this video:

    Will we ever learn?

  • susie

    We did it! Obama is in the white house! The Battle Cry song is inspiring and makes me proud to be an American!

  • jj

    This site is gross.

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