Obama Victory

It does appear that Baraq Hussein Obama has won the US Presidential election.
I was a staunch opponent and remain convinced in my views, but I’m too old and experienced to blow smoke up your skirts about who did what to who.

If it makes you feel better…pile on.

Oh, and HGC, Shut up. You ain’t even a US voter…:smiley:

Hey TC,

It was good to hear McCain was gracious in his concession speech (that’s always tough). These US elections are too long and divisive. Let’s just hope for a bright future. No hard feelins, eh?

I’m too far from Tainan to pile on anyway.

Can we gloat now? :wink:

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Here, here.

come on TC, show a little class in defeat… I thought McCain’s concession speech was good, you could tell it was the “old McCain” not the “filthy neo-con scum” McCain that he became… you obviously won’t like to admit it, but the American people have categorically rejected your party’s political agenda in a landslide election… America has changed, and you and the GOP no longer represent America or what the people of America want… face the facts…

hard luck…

Plasmo -
I’ll give you a reply.
1st I want to mention to you about incorporating in Nevada rather than California. I’ve been meaning to PM you about this but haven’t gotten around to it. I can recommend some assistance with this if you’re interested or give advice and you decide…of course.

I regard this as a watershed moment in US history. Obama spent US$700+ million for this win. Where did the money come from?
That has yet to be shown. And the simple fact remains…Who is Barack Hussein Obama? He won;t tell. Can you?
Yes, he won this election. Do you really think it ends here? I do not.
There are currently 7 states with FBI investigations into voter regisrtion fraud ongoing and at least 4 with RICO Act investigations into Obama groups happening. This is not sour grapes…this is the result of the Obama vote machine in action.
Plasmo…do you know who Obama is?

Good luck with the Cali move.

Congrats to the Dems. Tonight is their night to celebrate. That being said–it’s gonna be fun to muckrake against the Dems while they are in power. :laughing: I’m sure Chicago styles of governing will end up in lots of indictments–you know Rostenkowski style? :laughing:

[quote=“McCain’s Classy Concession Speech”](Cheers, applause.)

SEN. MCCAIN: Thank you. Thank you, my friends. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you for coming here on this beautiful Arizona evening. (Cheers, applause.)

My friends, we have – we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly. A little while ago, I had the honor of calling Senator Barack Obama – (boos) – to congratulate him – (boos) – please – to congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love.

In a contest as long and difficult as this campaign has been, his success alone commands my respect for his ability and perseverance. But that he managed to do so by inspiring the hopes of so many millions of Americans who had once wrongly believed that they had little at stake or little influence in the election of an American president is something I deeply admire and commend him for achieving.

This is an historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for African-Americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight.

I’ve always believed that America offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. Senator Obama believes that, too. But we both recognize that though we have come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation’s reputation and denied some Americans the full blessings of American citizenship, the memory of them still had the power to wound.

A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt’s invitation of Booker T. Washington to visit – to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage in many quarters. America today is a world away from the cruel and prideful bigotry of that time. There is no better evidence of this than the election of an African American to the presidency of the United States. Let there be no reason now – (cheers, applause) – let there be no reason now for any American to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on Earth. (Cheers, applause.)

Senator Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country. I applaud him for it, and offer in my sincere sympathy that his beloved grandmother did not live to see this day, though our faith assures us she is at rest in the presence of her creator and so very proud of the good man she helped raise.

Senator Obama and I have had and argued our differences, and he has prevailed. No doubt many of those differences remain. These are difficult times for our country, and I pledge to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face.

I urge all Americans – (applause) – I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together, to find the necessary compromises, to bridge our differences, and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.

Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans. And please believe me when I say no association has ever meant more to me than that. (Cheers, applause.)

It is natural – it’s natural tonight to feel some disappointment, but tomorrow we must move beyond it and work together to get our country moving again. We fought – we fought as hard as we could.

And though we fell short, the failure is mine, not yours.


SEN. MCCAIN: I am so –

AUDIENCE: (Chanting.) John McCain! John McCain! John McCain! John McCain! John McCain! John McCain!

SEN. MCCAIN: I am so deeply grateful to all of you for the great honor of your support and for all you have done for me. I wish the outcome had been different, my friends. The road was a difficult one from the outset. But your support and friendship never wavered. I cannot adequately express how deeply indebted I am to you.

I am especially grateful to my wife, Cindy, my children, my dear mother – (cheers, applause) – my dear mother and all my family and to the many old and dear friends who have stood by my side through the many ups and downs of this long campaign. I have always been a fortunate man, and never more so for the love and encouragement you have given me.

You know, campaigns are often harder on a candidate’s family than on the candidate, and that’s been true in this campaign. All I can offer in compensation is my love and gratitude, and the promise of more peaceful years ahead. (Laughter.)

I am also – I am also, of course, very thankful to Governor Sarah Palin, one of the best campaigners I have ever seen. (Cheers, applause.) One of the best campaigners I have ever seen –

AUDIENCE: (Chanting.) Sarah! Sarah!

SEN. MCCAIN: – and an impressive new voice in our party for reform and the principles that have always been our greatest strength. (Cheers, applause.) Her husband Todd and their five beautiful children – (cheers, applause) – with their tireless dedication to our cause, and the courage and grace they showed in the rough-and- tumble of a presidential campaign. We can all look forward with great interest to her future service to Alaska, the Republican Party and our country. (Cheers, applause.)

To all my campaign comrades, from Rick Davis and Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter, to every last volunteer who fought so hard and valiantly month after month in what at times seemed to be the most challenged campaign in modern times, thank you so much. A lost election will never mean more to me than the privilege of your faith and friendship.

I don’t know – I don’t know what more we could have done to try to win this election. I’ll leave that to others to determine. Every candidate makes mistakes, and I’m sure I made my share of them. But I won’t spend a moment of the future regretting what might have been.

This campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life. And my heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the American people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Senator Obama and my old friend Senator Joe Biden should have the honor of leading us for the next four years.


AUDIENCE MEMBER: You deserve more!

AUDIENCE MEMBERS: (Chanting off mike.)

SEN. MCCAIN: Please. Please.

I would not – I would not be an – an American worthy of the name, should I regret a fate that has allowed me the extraordinary privilege of serving this country for a half a century. Today, I was a candidate for the highest office in the country I love so much. And tonight, I remain her servant. That is blessing enough for anyone and I thank the people of Arizona for it. (Cheers, applause.)


SEN. MCCAIN: Tonight – tonight, more than any night, I hold in my heart nothing but love for this country and for all its citizens, whether they supported me or Senator Obama – whether they supported me or Senator Obama, I wish Godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president.

And I call on all Americans, as I have often in this campaign, to not despair of our present difficulties but to believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here.

Americans never quit. We never surrender. (Cheers, applause.) We never hide from history, we make history. (Cheers, applause.)

Thank you, and God bless you, and God bless America. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you all very much. (Cheers, applause.)[/quote]

Good man, Chewy! :bravo:


How about that, the ‘Dims’ win, and yet the world seems a brighter place.

Ahhh… this is a very good day.

I never post in this forum, but there’s a first for everything.

I’m in SF and won’t be eligible to vote for a few years yet, but it’s not like my vote was needed for this presidential race! :laughing:

Congratulations, Obama! :rainbow:

Congrats Obama. Well done. :bravo:

Nice speech by McCain too.

[quote=“914”]I never post in this forum, but there’s a first for everything.

I’m in SF and won’t be eligible to vote for a few years yet, but it’s not like my vote was needed for this presidential race! :laughing:

Congratulations, Obama! :rainbow:[/quote]

What are you, 14 years old? I always pictured you as being older than that.

I’m very proud to be an American today.

Dude, I didn’t know you had some American in you?

Mother Theresa - actually I’m 13. I just made the legal age for this forum.

Dude, I didn’t know you had some American in you?[/quote]
Just a little bit. I have an iPhone in my pocket.

And there was me thinking you were just happy to see 914. :whistle:

We are all proud Americans today!

I’m going to be a naughty American and smoke a Cuban cigar tonight!


Brings back memories of Bill Clinton, that does.

Anyway, too bad I’m at work and it’s lunchtime, or I’d be crackin’ open a nice beer right now! LOL

Now if only we could move the inauguration up to, like, NOW.

And I am proud and heartened that the American people had the courage–among them, the 43 % of whites and 65% of Latinos–to vote with their hearts and minds for a kinder, gentler vision of the greatest country on earth.

May God continue to bless America!

We are all proud Americans today!

I’m going to be a naughty American and smoke a Cuban cigar tonight!