November 6, 2008

Making history.....

So with the election I must say Im happy has a damn lark. That Tuesday morning I woke up 4am and was so hyped to vote for the first time in my life that I got to my polling area by 4:30am. My parents were there 20 minutes later and my sister was there within 1 hour. I was the 20th person in line and by the time polls opened at 6am the line had made almost a complete square. The polling location was at the Saint Louis County Library off of Natural Bridge. So if you are familiar with the building and the parking lot where the line was going, then u understand.

By the time I was done voting I was finally back home by 6:45am. With time to spare to eat breakfast and get ready for work. Mom and dad were back by 7am so mom made some eggs and some other stuff. So when I got to work, I had to deal with about 8 teachers out. That was a nightmare but they were in the same boat as me in regards to voting so I wasn't mad at all. It was a pain in the ass to find the kids some place to go but by the time the day was over, all the teachers had made it into work except for one.

So after work I went to my boxing class from 5pm to 6pm. I must say Im loving it!!! So great to just let loose and release on a bag thinking about my job and other things that might be bothering me. Afterwards I went home to unwind and watch the results from election. I was wired from it I had to change the channel and watch Family Guy because I was starting to get that familiar twitch in the back of my left eye so I had to not think about it because I was getting too nervous that the Republicans might pull some weird ass upset. I eventually dozed off and then my mom wakes me up within an hour and announces that Barack had won. I told her don't tease me and she changes my channel. I was in shock and got out my bed and actually touched my tv screen and started to tear up.

I never thought I would see a black president at my age, yet it showed me that people picked him (at least I hope they did) because of his character and not of his skin tone. yet Im not blind to ignorance alot of people decided on just that, yet I think personally it help with the slump of the economy and the Republican party not being unified and clear in their goals. They have to understand, you had 8 years to get things right and you failed. So now hopefully we can get back on track but it will take time with this mess that Bush has left us. Yet you know what I find silly?

My dad said, "thank you for Bush", Unfortunately it took him screwing us over so bad that people probably felt they had nothing to lose if they let the black guy try. Yet of course it didn't hurt that unfortunatly McCain wasn't as convincing. What really stunned me is that had he been as eloquent throughout the campaign as he had been in his speech on Election night he might have had a chance.

So now after all the fanfare, I'll wait on Jan. 20, my mom's birthday, for our 44th President, Barack Obama to be sworn in as our leader. I pray that he will help us through these hard times, but most importantly I hope he will help unite this country with the help of McCain and others. Lord knows we need it. We are so busy fighting a battle oversees we have yet to win the one that has been here in the USA since the conception of this country. Equality.
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