"I was Born a liberal, I'll be one till the day I die. What else could a reporter be?" – Helen Thomas
"As a libertarian, I'm all over choice. But strangely, today, liberals are mostly about what Americans should not be allowed to choose." – John Stossel
I received a message this morning from someone who felt it was sad that the ugliness I referred to in another entry had marred such an historic moment. I replied that I didn't see it as so historic – because to me, Obama was just another man. I said that I thought it a tad racist that blacks and even whites were making such a big deal about skin color.
Just now, I came across this comment:
He is indeed the first "African American" President, unlike the millions of other black Americans whose ancestors were here longer than millions of white Americans. By the time that there was a United States of America, most black Americans had never seen Africa and neither had their grandparents. There is no group less eligible to be called hyphenated Americans. Nevertheless, Barack Obama is one of them— symbolically, at least— and race is part of the symbolism of this moment. – Thomas Sowell