Another sad family here tonight... God save us from ourselves. It's consoling to be reminded that this is all part of the bigger plan~ the one where our MAN does win in the end! There will be no concession speeches on our side at the end of all things...
There's very much a silver lining to this cloud: America has proved that racial bigotry is no longer a barrier to the highest office in our land. Both abortion and racism denigrate the image of God in human beings, and although I grieve that President-elect Obama will encourage pro-abortion policy, I rejoice that America has moved beyond racial politics. That doesn't mean I won't oppose his policies or appointments, but I do appreciate his election for that reason.I can't help but be moved by those I know who never thought America was their country, never thought they had a real say in what happened in Washington until Tuesday night. A few weeks ago, I sat in the bus where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. It was such a moving experience to realize that in about half a century, we've moved from a black woman being forced to stand in a bus for a white man to sit to having an African-American President flying in Air Force I.
I am likewise sad, although I'm not crying. I'm looking forward to 2012. I worked hard in this election, and am disappointed in the results. But I have to agree with Tim. I'm proud of my country for President Obama's election.
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