Tuesday, November 04, 2008

MSNBC IS CALLING THE ELECTION FOR BARACK OBAMA AS OF 11PM....WOW....WOW..THANK YOU AMERICA ...WE ARE ALL AMERICANS NOW...HOPE IS ALIVE..

OUR PRESIDENT.......Our Moment in Time....

Watch as MSNBC Calls it at 11PM and then watch the people Celebrate....really stunning...and yes, it was so right that Keith Olbermann announced it.....

The Obamas Coming to Grant Park on Election Night....and taking the Stage....and President Obama's Victory Speech,


I can't find the Obama Victory Speech on Youtube, but there is plenty of The Victory Parties posted, this one is amazing, this is Spontaneous Partying in the Streets of DC, with people dancing in the Streets and Honking Horns.....cars stopped where they are when they heard the News....amazing.....

Grant Park In Chicago....Celebrating...( very different scene than 1968...)

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MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT UPDATES OF ELECTION NIGHT:::::
From Wapo Campaign Trail:::"At about 2:15 a.m., there were maybe 1,000 people, possibly more, still going strong.
They'd started, many of them, at 14th and U Streets, or in Adams Morgan, or Dupont Circle. Word got around that the White House was the place to be. You didn't need to be told: You could see people streaming in that direction on all the major arteries of town.How long would this last? If there was even a flicker of fatigue in the crowd as the hour grew late, no worries: Reinforcements were on the way. You could hear them far up on the 16th Street, heading south. There were hundreds of them. Call it an even 500. They were Howard University students"....there were soon thousands in the streets celebrating in front of the Whitehouse...2 am on....Bush probally did not get much sleep....And the police stood and watched...and smiled..
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The Letter Barack Obama Sent to his supporters as he headed over to Grant Park::::
"I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.
We just made history.
And I don't want you to forget how we did it.
You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.
I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.
We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.
But I want to be very clear about one thing...
All of this happened because of you.
Thank you, "
Barack
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Nov. 5th, 9am...early this Wed Am Bob Cesna posted this song...it's perfect.."I can see clearly now, the rain is gone" Johnny Nash::

Some Morning wisdom from Gary Hart , "Great presidents do not emerge form quiet times; they arise in times of chaos and crisis." I went and grabbed ALL the morning papers I could find.... I need sleep....be back later...Much love and gratitude to you all....Welcome to a New America...Our America.

61 comments:

Hairball said...

Whoot! Yippee!!!

A Ball of Light said...

woohoo!!! Yes We Did!

Fran said...

We were channel surfing & even FOX Snooze is calling it for Obama... but then we could not take their blather & moved on, but then we had to laugh and say Ha! Even FOX news can not deny it.


HOOOOOOOOORAY!!!!!!!!

Sewmouse said...

Oh
My
Goodness.......

WOW

I wish I had fireworks...

Kellybelle said...

Praise God!!!! Thank you! Thank you all! Yes!

enigma4ever said...

WOW...thank you,...thank you ..thank You Praise God..Praise ALL of you I am so proud of you...I love you all...

YES WE CAN..YES WE DID....WE DID IT...


WOW...

enigma4ever said...

11:19 PM McCain is conceding ( people are booing...shame on them,....)

enigma4ever said...

Obama 333 to McCain 145....


( I think it is a 145 I am crying....it's kinda blurry...)

Hairball said...

*passes out kleenex*

Fran said...

McCain delivers a decent concession speech in support of Obama.

Jan said...

It's almost hard to believe. What an amazing moment in US history.

enigma4ever said...

Wow,...Nevada for Obama. ....now 338 ...

WOW...

I am sooooo stunned....I feel like I must be dreaming....

enigma4ever said...

CSPAN:::LIVE GRANT PARK,....BEAUTIFUL....
KIm Stratton sang National Anthem.....

Fran said...

Obama 44th President of the United States.

They are celebrating in Kenya as well!

A historic night. Healing.

Hairball said...

I told Mr. Hairball a while back that I could see Nevada possibly going blue because of Vegas being so hard hit by the housing crisis.

He got all teary-eyed when they declared Mr. Obama the winner. He's also originally from a swing state that went blue tonight so he's a little stunned right now.

enigma4ever said...

Turn On Cspan all- the Party at Grant Park is so moving.....beautiful...

would get in my car right now - it's going to be okay now...

let the Healing begin.....

thank god I bought charmin today....

DCup said...

Whoooo Hooooo! I cannot even express how happy, relieved and hopeful I am now!

Thorne said...

Oh my Goddess... Is this what hope feels like? I think so! It's been a long, horrifying 8 years. But it's true, I do feel hope.

Fran said...

Just listened to Obama's speech. Afterwards the camera panned on Jessie Jackson-- he was taken back - almost in tears, that he is witnessing a black brother make his presidential acceptance speech.

Hairball said...

I bet tomorrow the talking heads on FOX News will be wearing black armbands. *snort*

enigma4ever said...

Hey all I love ya...
I can not even believe that this has happened....I am so stunned and the speech was so beautiful...

and seeing his family with him...THIS IS WHAT CHANGE FEELS LIKE..WHAT HOPE FEELS LIKE...THIS IS WHAT UNITY FEELS LIKE..

fallenmonk said...

Tomorrow is a new day.

Anon-Paranoid said...

I was watching it on live stream at MSNBC.

What a historic moment in our history. I have never been so proud of our Country as I am right now.

God Bless you all and...

God Bless America.

Fran said...

All this and a puppy too!

Overwhelming in a very good way!

Mauigirl said...

YES WE CAN - AND WE DID!

What a great night for our country!

Anok said...

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hooray for America!!!!!

thepoetryman said...

Dearest Enigma4ever,

President elect Obama! You have been an inspiration to me and to the many that have had the chance to experience you and your words. Thank you for your undying efforts toward peace and better world.

Now the real work begins.
Now we breathe peace
Our connection has been made
But we must now wed it
Hold it
Keep it...
I've not a doubt that we will...with your words and spirit and all of our combined labors we have the power to change the world.

Thank you for your contributions to The Tree and for always giving me hope.

Peace and love,
Mark

Jackie said...

Much joy!! Crying screaming and clapping tonight!!! Still wide awake.



Sorry about GA guys. There is no paper trail here, so Chambliss and his fellow crooks have rigged the machines again. They've done this before. So disgusted.

BUT OBAMA WON!!!!!!! There are no words. He is going to be a great president. I feel it in my bones. His intelligence and compasson, his forward-thinking disposition and his practicality. Just no words for this victory.

My (white) immigrant great-grandparents were murdered by the KKK. They were good people who stood up for what was right. But racists did no damage to the cause of good tonight, as I'd feared they would. Hallelujah!

HelenWheels said...

HOOOOOO!! I don't know what else to say! I was hanging out with peeps who have worked this election with me. And we fucking LOST IT when Obama won! Folks all over L.A. are just outside howling and honking horns. And I am hoarse from a combo of screaming & drinking champagne.

WE HELPED DO IT and it's a new era.

I am beyond words. I am so unbelievably blown away although I knew it would happen the reality is so much sweeter.

OMG I love you all so much right now!!

YES WE CAN!!!

OMG, we all have to collapse now, sleep for a month and (if you've been as bad as me) dry out & lose 10 lbs.... LOL!!!

enigma4ever said...

I had to walk the dog...back now...wow...
you all have such stories..thank you for fighting this fight...everyday I would get up and check on you and see how the Battle was going in your states and make sure you were okay..thank you for having courage and for being there...I believed in all of you...in us...E.Pluribus Unum...

( dear Poetryman..I will be back..I just got spread too thin these last few weeks..so sorry love...)

You all are what this is about...always remember that....

enigma4ever said...

Hey Helen..WOW...
thank you Cali folks..thank you for all of your blogging and all of your hard work..and that we all hung in there...

Jackie-
your story is amazing...and hey we love Georgia - always....and you all fought as hard as we did...I met wonderful guys yesterday up from Georgia at our Election Center... and I thought of you ;-)
and know this friend....there are alot of angels in heaven smiling down on us...bless you and your family for all that you gave....namaste...

Anok, Maui, AnonP, and Fran, DK, and ANOK and
dearest Thorne...Love you all sooooo much and so grateful for all of your hard work and perserverance and courage and hope and brave blogging...

enigma4ever said...

Ooooops ...
Need to add some names..you all are heros please know that I love your and honor all of you..
Kellybelle, Gryphen, tom, ballof , jackie, hairball. and
dcup, and jan...and PT...and ALL of you...

( sorry I am having a beer , still crying..so blogging is hard..many hugs all)

Fran said...

I heard some fireworks going off in the distance of my neighborhood when they called it for Obama.

Anok said...

Now THIS is what democracy looks like ;)

enigma4ever said...

this is HOW we start over, and start healing and take care of each other and help OUR Country heal...E.Pluribus Unum.....there is hope...in spite of everything WE chose A NEW Path. A NEW Leader.....omg....it really happened....and WE helped make this happen and all of us are a part of that....this is a NEW beginning...

many hugs..

HelenWheels said...

YES hugs and a new beginning.

Erase the horrors of the greedy Reagan-on-up trickle-down years where we all got covered in piss.

Much better, this message of work an you'll be rewarded.

I'm so fucking happy.

enigma4ever said...

2am...Updates on the 4 remaining states..538.com

Montana: Gallatin, where Bozeman is, has 0% reporting. That county should favor McCain. McCain appears to be narrowly holding Yellowstone, where Billings is. But Montana is ultratight and will go late.

Missouri: Obama trails by roughly 12,500 votes with 96% in. 88% is reporting in Jackson (heavy Democratic) and St. Louis County is not all in, with Obama leading it by 17 points and 93% reporting. Obama may pull this out, but it'll be exceptionally close.

North Carolina: Obama will probably hold on here. The North Carolina Board of Elections site has Obama up 11,000 or so with 100 of 100 counties reporting. But the nets haven't called it. This is probably the best bet of the four -- the Tarheel State going blue for Barack Obama.

Indiana: The outstanding vote is in Lake, Jasper and Allen. Jasper is more pronounced McCain right now, at 59-40. But the county is very small, and 72% precincts reporting. Allen is narrowly McCain, and not anywhere close enough to flip the roughly 23,000 votes by which Obama leads. Lake, a hugely Democratic county, still has a few precincts out.

We always had a good feeling about Indiana when we saw it in our travels. This was a state where Obama had the ground game all to himself. With us predicting a slight win for McCain in the state, but no ground game taken into effect, and with a late minute canvassing push from FiveThirtyEight in Gary, Indiana looks like it'll go Obama.

HelenWheels said...

Holy WOW, Batman, this is getting ca-razy wonderful beyond what I can comprehend.

In other words: HOLY SHIT that guy is popular!

enigma4ever said...

It is looking like the last 4 could go for Obama..which yeah would and could and will be amazing...

I am going to surf the dials for a bit..
thanks Helen..and everyone for being here...

I will update before I go to bed...

;-)

R.J. said...

Sorry I'm late to the party. I'm still crying tears of joy and it's been like four hours since we pushed him over 270.

God bless America and everyone who made this possible.

Fran said...

Alaska #'s finally posting- lookin' RED- even 7 indictment Ted Stevens looks to be winning (must be someting in the water up there???).

Fran said...

Sorry to say PropR in California- If you vote "yes," you want the City to change the name of the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant to the George W Bush Sewage Plant.

is failing

63,580 / 30.87% Yes votes ...... 142,385 / 69.13% No votes

If they could have pulled that off anywhere it would have been in San Francisco.

enigma4ever said...

all sweage plants and garbage dumps should be named for Bush and Cheney...

;-)

Obama 349......McCain 162....

Fran said...

MN just flipped for Franken, but it's real tight.

Yes for dumps & sewage as Bush memorials- sorry but he's earned it .

But seriously, this is so good for our country & the global community.
We've saved ourselves.
The US has soul & did not succumb to the nasty tactics & low road stuff McCain pulled. Makes it double sweet, the win,

Fran said...

Well ~ faith in humanity restored.
Sleep well, wake up to a new era..... coming soon.

Lady Rose said...

Happy days are here again!

the world is celebrating today :)

enigma4ever said...

Lady Rose;;
thank you for all of your hard work and blogging...it was an amazing night...thank you so much for all that you do...

Lady Rose said...

friend sent me a graphic she put together of Palin's return to Alaska - just posted it and thought you might enjoy it

HelenWheels said...

I know we can't win 'em all, but this morning I'm disheartened a bit that Prop8 passed here in California.

What a blow to civil liberties here in L.A. Basically, we've allowed a religious group from another state to tell us that gay marriage should be illegal.

And I just attended my sister's wedding to her longtime partner so it feels all the more personal.

Welp. We got work to do.

Oh and that lousy Michelle Bachmann managed to win? WTF?

I am still pulling for Al Franken, what a battle that one is!!! Holy Cow.

But I'm still just ecstatic about our new president. The world is rejoicing, not just us.

Ingrid said...

[GROUP-HUG!!]

sniffles,

Ingrid

D.K. Raed said...

I had my first good night's sleep in months, but I kept waking myself up to make sure it wasn't all a dream! Gotta go check the news, but wanted to stop by here first and say:

My spirit was here with you all last night, but my mouth was on the phone to every friend & relative as we all cried over the good news! I wish I owned a cowbell last night. Our UT repub neighborhood was deathly quiet. What they needed was ... MORE COWBELL!!!

I am still in shock & can't stop smiling!

MandT said...

Congrats!!!! to all of us and particularly you, who so ardently and consistently held the torch and worked so hard to make this moment a grace of truth, so badly needed in this downtrodden Democracy of ours. Peace MandT

Dean Wormer said...

What a great evening. America is back.

enigma4ever said...

Hey Alll :-)

Dean, DK, Mandt, and Helen and Dear Ingrid::::
I did not go to bed until this morning after running around getting ALL the morning papers I could find.....WOW....Thank you for all of your hard work, amazing blogging and warrior spirit....and yeah, MORE cowbell that is what is needed...for sure...
( my hood was deathly quiet too DK....for different reasons..but when I went and walked the dog....Church Bells were ringing in Ohio...so there is some Bell for you ;-)

About that damn prop Helen- we will get that fixed somehow , someway...we can not let that happen...

and yeah, Al is in the Fight of his life, so is Begich up in Alaska...I think both are headed to Recounts...

and yeah , HOW did that Bitch Bachman win?????

It's a Great Day in America....and we all helped bring Change....we DID THIS.....

HelenWheels said...

just watched the 1st video again...

TEARS!!!

:)

enigma4ever said...

me2....
charmin was the best thing I bought at the store this week,,,,
hugs...

Hairball said...

Jackie wrote: "Sorry about GA guys. There is no paper trail here, so Chambliss and his fellow crooks have rigged the machines again. They've done this before. So disgusted."

Ah, so "Saxby's still Saxby" huh? *grins*

I used to live in GA and one year when he was running, he had radio ads where he talked about how Social Security must be preserved. He talked about how it was especially important to him because it was his widowed mother's only source of income. I was driving down the street and started yelling "Damn you, Saxby Chambliss, you won't even help out your own Mama!?!"

Whenever I hear about him, I always think of that day. *snort*

How did that whack job Bachmann get re-elected?!? *confused*

Bye-Bye Miss Moose!! *cackles*

enigma4ever said...

Hairball you are a hoot....I smell something funny about Georgia...all those early Votes were not counted I heard...hmmmm...

So we made history biggest turnout since 1908.....130 Million......

WOW....

Border Explorer said...

Miracles...it seems miraculous. Thanks to everyone who made it happen. Enigma...you kept hope alive through it all. Bless you.

enigma4ever said...

Border::
thank you...But you all are what kept the torch lit ;-)

fran::
I left you a comment above and I have no idea what happened to it...I love what you said about America found it's soul...that is so true- it's humanity somehow. was and has now been reclaimed...and all of us had a part in it....thank you for always being the wise and insightful soul that you are...

Human said...

It was a pleasure seeing some of the vids I had not watched before.
Peace.