Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Not there yet

Last night, the US elected a black man to be President of the United States.

He was elected with 52% of the popular vote.

47% of voters went with McCain: some almost certainly because Obama is black, many of them because they were afraid Obama was a Muslim, or an atheist, and others because he's a "liberal", which is as bad as being a Muslim.

When things went badly in North Carolina, Elizabeth Dole accused her opponent of hanging out with "godless Americans", and suggested that Hagan, herself, might be an atheist. Hagan responded by affirming she was a Christian, and tore Dole a new one for slandering a fellow Christian like that. She did not, however, point out that there's nothing wrong with being an atheist.

Two states voted to end Affirmative Action.

Colorado took steps to deny women the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, as did South Dakota.

Two states voted to ban gay marriage. California voted to strip homosexuals of their right to marry, and, as far as I can tell, effectively nullified all gay marriages in the state.

Arkansas voted to deny homosexuals the opportunity to adopt.

Th United States now has a black president. This is absolutely a big deal, and a large step forward.

I just wanted to remind you that there are still a lot of bigots in America

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