Barack Obama celebration Wednesday night in Wilmington
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In Wilmington Wednesday night, the celebration of Barack Obama's election continued. Hundreds gathered at Union Missionary Baptist Church to sing and pray for the president-elect. The energy was high on stage, and in the pews, as members of at least five churches came together to support Barack Obama through prayer and worship. Mychal Robinson attended Wednesday night’s event and said, "This is a real inspiration to me, it let’s me know black people can achieve; we can do anything." "There has never been an African American president, and that's just a joyous occasion for us,” added Betty Vascom. She also said they are also celebrating the country's overall political change. Not everyone at the celebration agreed with Obama, but they are relying on their faith to support him. Joseph Canty, Jr. also attended the celebration and said, "I had voted for John McCain and Sarah Palin, but the bible plainly tells us that we're to uplift those who are in leadership and authority in prayer." One Tree Hill actress, Dawnn Lewis, spoke to the crowd. Her message was to not take the situation lightly, as many people have sacrificed and worked hard to see this day. She reminded young people of their potential. It was an emotional night for many who never thought they'd see an African American as the country's leader. "I love him, I love him. I know he's going to make a good president," said Robinson. As for which candidate won North Carolina last night? Votes are still being counted, and with tens of thousands of provisional ballots yet to be counted. It is still too close to call.

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What a sad bunch of losers.. You won't even give the man a chance. I gave G. W. Bush two chances and look what I got.. This time I voted for Obama and I couldn't be happier that I did. Yeah I'm white and Yeah I'm a Christian and to the person that wrote about being a Christian and voting for him.. Go read your Bible.. The Baptist Church teaches separation between black and white. I have never met such a bunch of Racist people than the ones that go to the Baptist Churches. Read what the Bible says for yourself instead of holding on to the Racist views of your parents and grand-parents.. As far as Obama goes.. I will give him the chance that he deserves. I don't expect them to be able to turn everything around in four or eight years. I don't consider him to be my Jesus! But he is my President and I'm very very proud of my country for electing this man. I care about him and hope that he stays safe and that the good people of this Country give him the chance that they would have giving John McCain..
Exactly what is he going to change? Oh yea, it's that long list of what he want's to do. You can find it at Change.gov Wait, no you can't. The long wish list of change has now been replaced with a generic paragraph of blah blah blah. If you want to hold him accountable you can find the deleted pages if you search for it in archived internet pages. Of course, many will not be interested in the truth, just the media hype and soft ball questions. Of course it's easier to read blah blah blah, and feel good and take what you get. Then you can look at all the fresh face's he's going to put in government. Oops, it's the same democrats that have held some sort of political office for 20 years. Change is weird, how's that change. We got a dose of change here in NC. Another Dem for Governor. Boseman re-elected with numerous properties in various stages of foreclosure. Don't forget her rent to own arrangement with the poor people who didn't know Julia already had taken out a loan on the property they thought they were buying. But they were all the fault of her break-up with her domestic partner? From what I've seen and heard, her "partner" had an excellent reputation and was admired by students and faculty. I ask WWAY to list the names of the banks who made the loans, and the details of the loans. Will the media ask the really hard questions or give her a free pass as in the past? These are changes? The word change in the dictionary means transitive verb 1 a: to make different in some particular : alter b: to make radically different : transform c: to give a different position, course. We didn't get change, we got more of the same. Don't we care about higher standards for our leaders? Shame on us. Have you lived up to your responsibilities as a citizen? I don't think we have.
I couldn't imagine the amount of hate that would have to infest someone's heart in order from them to dislike a man who speaks so eloquently and from the heart about his love of America. From Obama's speech" "....But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. For when we have faced down impossible odds; when we've been told that we're not ready, or that we shouldn't try, or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people. Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can. It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation. Yes we can. It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail towards freedom through the darkest of nights. Yes we can. It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness. Yes we can. It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballot; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land. Yes we can to justice and equality. Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity. Yes we can heal this nation. Yes we can repair this world. Yes we can."
..but history consistently shows that no, you won't.
YES WE CAN, You are an idiot,obviously you drank too much of the kool aid . Obama is not patriotic and is no MLK. The only thing he has in common with MLK is his skin color and the fact that he is a good speaker.He brings nothing to the table for experience,he will be a miserable failure as a leader and our national security will be jeopardized because of his arrogance and rock star status.
You know I am sick of people seeing Obama as a saviour. My Saviour died for me what did your Obama do for you? CHANGE???? you say??? Change what? Believe me, I promise you, you will not get more $$$ from him.... Spread the wealth you say??? Why doesnt he? Have you seen the house he lives in?
...is how a Baptist church of any community or social/racial makeup -- a Christian denomination which traditionally takes Biblical teachings seriously -- can support and celebrate the victory of a presidential candidate who has promised to do all he can to promote and subsidize continued, unfettered access to legalized abortion-on-demand. :-\ Regardless of what our laws as reflected in the courts and legislature might be currently (or how Barack Obama plans to change them), from a Christian worldview, the deliberate, conscious destruction of a preborn child is the taking of an innocent human life; and it is unthinkable that God's people should consider their lives and personhood of little or no consequence when making voting decisions. Jobs? Taxes? The economy? Healthcare? "For after all these things the Gentiles seek." (Matthew 6:32). God's people, by contrast, know that He is the provider of all these things, as His Word states; and our priority is to seek Him first and His righteousness. Justice and provision for the most innocent, defenseless little ones among us should be among our top priorities. True, this election has been a historic moment for this country and especially for the African-American community --no one is denying that. But it's a shame that our President-elect is so short-sighted when it comes to supporting legal protection for ALL Americans, including our future generations.
White folks, get over it! Nobody complained when you guys was doing your dirt for 200+ years, so chill out with your hating!
OK, got you attention with the BLACK word. If all of you would look back at history (and get your ego out of the black/white issue) you will find that Obama is following the same pace that Jimmy Carter did in 1976. Taxes will raise for everyone (after a president elect promised tons of new programs). Interest rates will rise to historial levels (after Obama supported the CEO of Fannie Mae...which helped collapse the mortgage industry). Thanks to all of those brilliant people who voted for a president for one of the following reasons 1) he is black, 2) he said he would create CHANGE (and you didn't really know what he would change) Well, change is going to happen....and you'll all feel it when you pay higher taxes, pay higher interest rates, and get your medical plan yanked away because he plans to profit from it by governing YOUR MEDICAL PLAN. Buncha dumb dumbs! Next time vote with intellect, not for your race!
you say vote on a smart person and they are both smart it seems like someone needs to do some homework and stay in school. obama is going to make a great president, and just because jimm carter did what he did that dosen't obama is going to do the same thing. obama is a king and a man of his word, You all haters needs to fall back, and relax. STOP HATING
Yes we should vote for intelligent people and we did. I cannot wait for Sarah Palin to flash her Mensa membership card.
No, you voted for an incredibly slick con artist who has been proven to be a liar. Unfortunately, by the time you realize that you were had it will be too late.
no it has already been to late...... time for a change... I welcome our new President and im ready for change... Sorry you can hate it of love it....
I THINK OBAMA WILL BE A GOOD PRESIDENT,AND HE WILL TRY TO DO WHAT HE HAS SAID.WE DO NEED A CHANGE AND WE ALL NEED TO THINK OF OUR COUNTRY AND LEAVE THE RACE CARD OUT,I KNOW SOME VOTED FOR HIM BECAUSE OF HIS RACE AND THAT WAS WRONG BUT WE DO NEED TO GIVE HIM A CHANCE AND SEE WHAT HE WILL BE ALLOWED TO DO. DO NOT ALREADY SAY HE IS NOT GOING TO DO WHAT HE SAYS AS WE ALL KNOW IT WILL TAKE TIME, ALREADY SOME HAVE NO FAITH FOR A CHANGE. WE ARE ALL AMERICANS AND SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF ANY PRESIDENT WE HAVE AS THEY ARE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE AND IT IS GREAT TO HAVE THIS FREEDOM.ALL OF YOU THAT COMPLAIN I HOPE YOU VOTED FOR THE RIGHT REASON AND NOT FOR SKIN COLOR.
Im ready for change too. My piggy bank is quite empty.
i can't beleive that ya'll white folks are still mad about obama being president elect maybe y'all should of have changed the rules like you do with every thing else that y'all want to and kept george bush as president.
I can't believe that ya'll black folks just assume it is only white folks complaining! LOL
If it had not been for soooo many white people voting for Obama, he would not be president elect. It isn't a white thing, it's an ignorant thing. People of America did what they always do, make a wrong choice based on the lies they wanted to believe. By the way, he is not all that black.
sooooooo what and your point is........