Excited about the color of skin!

@djbtol (5498)
United States
January 20, 2009 2:06pm CST
Don't you just love the color of Obama's skin? Isn't it the most wonderful thing in the world? Last November, Obama himself said it this way: "If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer." - Barack Obama, Victory Speech, November 4, 2008 Prior to today the United States of America had no hope and did not have much to show for itself. But now you and I and Michelle Obama can be proud of the USA for the first time. I just hope he doesn't start to go albino on us! djbtol
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Just let your anger go!!! It's NOT the first time I'm proud to be an American, but I am dayum proud to be an American today. I suggest you try the same!!!
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Quite proud to be an American and I still believe that our country is strong enough to withstand the likes of Obama and his left wing socialist/communist cabinet. djbtol
@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I believe this country is strong enough to withstand the bigoted racists who aren't strong enough to admit what they are!!!
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
You are absolutely correct. Our country needs to withstand Obama and his followers. djbtol
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I believe what is on the inside is much more important than the color of one's skin.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Thanks for your reply. I agree with you that color blind is the best way when talking about skin. That leads to these questions - Why are there so many people in Washington today? Why is this inauguration touted as such a great historical event? It is because of one thing, and one thing only - the color of Obama's skin. And to thinking, non-racist people - skin color means nothing! djbtol
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
20 Jan 09
That would mean that there are an awful lot of racist people in Washington D.C. today.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
The way people carry on, one might come to that conclusion. I know there are a lot of people who think racial issues are a one way street. We might call them clueless. djbtol
@murderistic (2280)
• United States
21 Jan 09
The whole reason why this is such a historic election is because we as a country can look past race. He wasn't elected because he was black, he was elected DESPITE being black.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
"look past race" OK, good idea! Exactly when are all the affirmative action programs going to be dumped? How many government assistance programs will need to be canned because of their minority based policies? The most racist people in Washington are the democrats, but they have a lot of people fooled. djbtol
@kezabelle (2985)
20 Jan 09
No see for me skin is just that its skin something you need to keep your body in one peice its about the person not their skin or what colour it happens to be.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I agree with you, we should be color blind as far as skin goes. djbtol
@taface412 (3177)
• United States
21 Jan 09
"Prior to today the United States of America had no hope and did not have much to show for itself." Are you serious? America was founded upon hope. ANd unlike people who are relishing in this moment saying they never thought they would see this day....of course we would see this day. How many of our ancestors black and white have fought for this day?
@taface412 (3177)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I just realized from another response you were being sarcastic which is hard to do on the internet...so I apologize LOL I tend to get carried away with things at times obviously, LOL
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Sorry I was not more clear. America is great and has always been. Unlike Michelle Obama, I did not need this election to come to that belief. djbtol
@taface412 (3177)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I apologize also because I have to remind myself that some people are taking this whole thing to a new level. And instead of recognizing it for a moment in history and moving on it is seeming to become something more. I watched the inaugaration and that was it. I do not care what people wore and all that....I am worried about how many more jobs will be lost, homes forclosed and how everyone in America will fair out in the end.
@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
21 Jan 09
Excite would imply that I am obsessive and I am not. So no I am not excited about my skin color. But I do not have a problem with my skin.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Always most interesting are the comments of people who did not read the original post (or maybe did not understand it). More power to you, and do have a great day. Besides, you will be happier focusing on your skin than politics. djbtol
@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
22 Jan 09
There are other possibilities, perhaps you are the one that missed my point! And no I do not nor need to be "excited" about skin mine nor your. All I see is people of planet Earth. The sooner we get used to it the better.
@artaucan (97)
• United States
21 Jan 09
What´s really important here is not the color of his skin, but rather all the strategies he needs to have under the sleeve to get America from where it is now, probably in the worst state ever, I believe he can do it, he´s young, intelligent, well educated, he´s black and white or commonly known as best of both worlds, I´m sure he can do wonders or better yet, he has wonderful ideas and plans, hopefully he will also get all the support he needs from the Goverment.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I think you went back for seconds on the Kool-aid. Be careful and have a nice day. djbtol
• United States
22 Jan 09
what do you mean by be careful, what I said came from my heart and I don´t believe I have offended anybody, on the contrary I think he´s going to do an excellent job.
@anklesmash (1417)
21 Jan 09
Why do people keep going on about the colour of his skin shouldn't his political abilities and aims be the most important thing
21 Jan 09
Yes and thats what really scares me about him, just that his political abilities and where he wants to take America
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
freethinking agent - you hit the nail on the head. Obama's skin color is the absolute least of our problems. When you consider that his entire foundation is far left liberal and the fact that he is surrounded by such people, then you know he will make bad decisions. There is no way he can do otherwise. Of course everything he does will be dressed up pretty and spun far from the truth by the time the media reports it. djbtol
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
31 Dec 09
Yes his colour is wonderfull but even more important is his policies and what he intends to do when he is in office and also what he represents and that is a man who believes he can achieve anything despite his background .That should serve as motivation for people who are underprivileged and those who think they cant to get up and do all teh things that they always dreamed
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
31 Dec 09
Yes, the community organizer from the heart of Chicago politics manages to be elected as president. If he actually was a man of integrity and actually did accomplish something good for the country (other than himself), then he would be an example for others. Unfortunately, in one year he has confirmed everything negagtive that was evident during his campaign. He promised hope and change, and is delivering hoax and chains.
@bamrahkirti (1819)
• India
21 Jan 09
I live in India and here fair people are regarded beautiful.My skin color is wheatish and i have always longed for fair skin.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Thanks for your comment. Have a great day. djbtol
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
21 Jan 09
Surely the colour of ones skin should not determine his success or failure nor should that be the means by which he gains a head start in life. The election of an african american president is proof that the US is once again ready and willing to give significant credence to this ideal.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
The election of Obama added nothing to the greatness of America, or to the significant progress that has been made to resolve race issues. Obama believes he is the messiah, so following his loser inaugural address, we are just waiting to see what he can do. djbtol
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I am not sure that I get your meaning here. I do think it is great that a black man was finally able to succeed in becoming president but I don't think the big deal is that he was black but rather that for once it was not held against him.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Does it prove that a black man can be elected without the nasty white people holding him back? Or, does it prove that the token advancement policy, coupled with the fear of race in the general populace works? djbtol
@bonbon50 (659)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Praising Obama for the color of his skin is about as prejudice as the days of segregation. And then to make the remark that you hope he doesn't 'go albino' on us is to deny the actual celebration of the day. Is this the first time you're proud of the US? What you are essential saying is that you feel today is a victory for blacks and only blacks. You mention nothing of his plans, programs, promises? If I had ranted on about the whiteness of a newly elected President my posting would be deleted. It's people like you who keep the two races from truly becoming one.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Sorry, but due to my poor communication, you totally misunderstood. I am celebrating America and its history. Obama's antics add nothing to that. djbtol
• United States
21 Jan 09
Personally I feel this office is so extremely important not only to us (the U.S. citizens) but to the world because of the immense effect we have all over the world good and bad, that I would only ever vote for the person I believe is the most qualified. That being said, I have long been ready to see barriers broken and history made by seeing an African American, a Native American, an Asian American, A Latin American, a woman etc take the office. If the choices had come down to Hilliary Clinton and John McCain I would have voted for McCain in a heart beat. But it didn't and I voted for Obama. Today is a good day for me.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Congrats! You got your wish! djbtol
• United States
20 Jan 09
Unfortunately I heard a lot of stuff like this today (only those people actually meant it). It really makes me wonder about people sometimes.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
22 Jan 09
These are wondering times. Was that a presidential election, or the latest episode of American Idol? djbtol
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Hi, djbtol. I am not sure if I am understanding the point that you are trying to make here. But to answer your question, yes I do love Obama's skin complexion. I love any skin color.
@bhag570 (109)
• India
21 Jan 09
I do not think color that matters. He is just in. I do not mind the creed or nationality he is. BUT I do mind, what he do in the present situation and to the future. As he is in the commanding position and in POWER, what he is going to do in the future, that All the Americans and the whole world remembers him as OBAMA the GREAT, than to Obama the first Black president.
• United States
21 Jan 09
Yes, a lot of people is excited about it and talking about it more than a hundred times. Whatever color as long as we are all united for peace and prosperity's sake, color won't matter anymore. Nevertheless, let us just hope for the best that he will be able to lead the government smoothly for in the end he can't solve all these alone he needs everyone to get involved.;-)
@GemmaR (8526)
21 Jan 09
I don't think that the colour of someones face should matter. Someone with different coloured skin could have exactly the same personality! I think everyone should be equal. What's so special about him being president just because his skin is a different colour? I understand that it is a big step forward in American history, but I wish people would stop saying 'its amazing he's president, look at the colour of his skin!'
@denise002 (444)
• Australia
21 Jan 09
lol wat a joke. get over the black and white bullsh!t everyones the same sad thing is black people go on and on about it so much more than white people i dont even live in america and even i can see its just pathetic. i dont know any country as racist as america (no offence to those who arnt)