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“the proudest day in my voting life was the day i voted for pres obama….”

…And it still is. That has not changed.

When I think of the things he has been able to accomplish, in a very very negative political cycle … it amazes me….

…Because there is so much more left to be done does not for diminish how much that vote meant to me, and still does.. and how much I appreciate the progress we have made.

It is easy to be in the parade when the sun is shining, it is tough to keep walking when the storm clouds roll in.

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A post by Peacetrain at a site (I refuse to link) now overrun by Professional Left types who opposed Barack Obama from the first day they laid eyes on him … so you can imagine the reaction to this post.

Love ya Peacetrain.

(Night everyone – again!)


21 Responses to ““the proudest day in my voting life was the day i voted for pres obama….””


  1. 1 Tally
    March 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    My proudest day was the day after election day – I was in the UK – I had voted absentee, and everyone I ran into up until he election wanted to know two things:

    1. Would I get back in time to VOTE?? “I voted absentee – Chill out, he’s got this.”

    2. Sarah Palin WTF???? “There are more people ON THIS STREET, than in the entire state of Alaska, and most of them are batshit crazy = I know, I’ve been there, and dated one. So chill out, HE”S GOT THIS.”

    The next day everyone was thanking me, and buying me drinks, and I’ve never been more proud to be an American – especially after 8 years of saying, “I’m from California, it’s not my fault.”

    🙂

    • 2 WalkingOnSunshine
      March 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you Tally. I was raised in the UK. Now I’m an American citizen. I voted in 2000 and 2004 and my Democratic choices for president always lost. But 2004 is when Obama gave the keynote speech at the DNC and I hoped I would get to vote for him one day. I didn’t expect it to be so soon. The day after the 2008 election, I got text messages and congratulations from England. It was wonderful. My favorite was “A new day has dawned”. I’m just so proud I could burst.

  2. 3 Kelly
    March 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Beautiful comment is beautiful. I cosign every word. God bless our dear President. thank you CS for all the updates. Night to all. ❤

  3. 4 V C prezOfan2
    March 28, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    ‘Night everyone – again!’

    😆 😆

  4. 5 anniebella
    March 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    As I’ve said many of times to friends and foe I do not regret November 4th 2008 when I cast my vote for Barack Obama. Looking forward to 2012 when I will do the same thing with just as much pride. We have a darn good President, despite the haters, and all their bull, we are bless to have him as our President.

  5. 6 Sonjia Duncan
    March 28, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    May God Bless Our President and all of you.

  6. 7 HZ
    March 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Truly bless!!!! Good Night for our President, Good Night for stopping “a stain on the world’s conscience” because of our wonderful President. God continue to give him strength, wisdom, and protection. We give thanks for that vote in 2008!!!
    Good Night everyone, and thank you Chipsticks.

  7. 8 Janine
    March 28, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I continue to feel pride too. He clearly laid out this strategy for potential intervention to save lives when he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize. Rachel Maddow did an excellent analysis of what he said in that speech in December 2009 and what he said tonight on Libya. He has been true to his word. This is the leader we need for these volatile times. Thank God for President Barack Obama

    • 9 Anonymous
      March 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm

      The prescience shown by President Obama at his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech is amazing. What he said he would do when faced with these circumstances is exactly what he did do. He is so true to himself, and so grounded in what he believes. He really is a North Star, as he says, because his actions are rooted in well thought out core beliefs. There’s no reason to doubt this man – he’s not impulsive. He’s thought this all out, and he believes in what he’s doing. That footage from the Nobel speech was uncanny, and deeply, profoundly reassuring.

  8. 10 Asher in Boston
    March 29, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Was the proudest day of my life too. I screamed soo hard that i lost my voice for almost a week. Now again, I am going to work my tail off for 2012.

    • 11 Audrey
      March 29, 2011 at 12:42 am

      I cried tears of joy, hugged every stranger! One of the best things I ever did! I am so grateful for the steady hand, brilliant mind and big heart of this most magnificent President!
      God continue to bless and guide President Obama!

  9. 12 Jennifer
    March 29, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Sending love to Peacetrain as well, though I don’t go to those PL sites so I’ve never read Peacetrain’s words before. It’s easy to celebrate our president in the warm and protective environment (deeply appreciated) of this site, but it’s got to be hard to speak up where the hysterical rabble is baying. Good on you.

  10. 13 barb
    March 29, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Love to all of you. President Obama’s Address tonight just reinforces the conviction I had when he was in the Primary. I talked my head off at work and educated those who weren’t into politics, convinced the Independants to vote Obama and am so proud of him. He is a true Statesman and Leader. Nite Chips.

  11. 14 M
    March 29, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Thank you peacetrsin and chipsticks for that and to tally and walking on sunshine for sharing. “a new day has dawned”….lOVE that! That image is amazing by the way.

  12. March 29, 2011 at 6:42 am

    I followed the whole election and the day of the inauguration I took the day off from work. I was up from as early as 4 am and I didn’t go to bed until after the the 4th or 5th ball.

    His election affected me so much and if it is one thing I wish I could have done for him was vote.

    I can’t because I’m from Trinidad.

    • 16 sam
      March 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Me too Donna. I stayed up all night to await the results (I live in the UK) and at 4 am when the results came in I screamed so loud I was afraid I had woken my neighbor, I needn’t have worried though because later that day he came over to me and we got talking it turned out that he had waited up all night too. On Inauguration day I had a party, we decorated the house with American/Obama decorations which got loads of honks from passing cars and appreciative waves and thumbs ups. Even though the house was full, during the oath of office and inaugural address the room was silent. Many tears of joy were cried and after, we had a wonderful celebration – and my son had his first taste of champaign (which he disliked almost as much as I do lol!)

      Wonderful memories and I am looking forward to his second inauguration. Although I am not American I feel blessed that you have such a wonderful man as your President. God bless President Barack Obama.

      • 17 tally
        March 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm

        OMG – Thank you Sam! I was in the UK as well. (see post above^) And we stayed up until 3:30am when the mountain states were called, because we knew that the entire West Coast + HI was going BLUE. The next two days until we came home, we were treated like Rock Stars, and everyone was as proud as we were that Obama was POTUS. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

        I am so glad the rest of the world isn’t subjected to our insane press, and rightwing radio insanity – or the vile spew from those on the Left who either haven’t gotten over Hillary’s defeat and still think she should run against him in 2012 (never gonna happen EVER), or because Obama didn’t personally give each of them their Made-To-Order Progressive Pony and wave his Magic Harry Potter Wand™ instantly undoing the last 30+ years of GOP destruction….. they’re angry, and acting like 5 year old brats who take their toys and go home not wanting to play anymore.

        cry me a frakkin river!!

        Anyway – your post brought back amazing memories… thank you!

        🙂

  13. 18 Cathy
    March 29, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Best vote in my 50+ years! Can’t wait to work and vote for President Obama again in 2012. I took election day off and the next day off (my carpool demanded it) LOL!

  14. 19 hopefruit2
    March 29, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Aren’t you glad you voted for Obama in 2008? Don’t you wish everybody did?

    Aren’t you glad to vote for Obama in 2012? Don’t you wish everybody would?

  15. 20 Jessica
    March 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Agreed but I voted absentee and I wish I had voted in person. But don’t worry come 2012 I’m doing early voting and taking pics.

  16. 21 Carolyn
    March 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    That was my best vote in my 71 years! I was just overjoyed as I watched the magnificentg gathering in Chicago that night. I remember that the crowd was magnificent, too! I cried tears of joy all evening. Then I cried tears of joy again on inauguration day. I stayed up and watched all the balls until the Obamas went home. We had been in London the previous April, and one man pled with us “Please elect Obama. The world needs him!” I thought about that man that night, and hoped he was watching that glorious event too, and we’ve thought of him many times since.


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