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(24,466 posts)
Tue Aug 11, 2020, 07:28 PM Aug 2020

As an old white woman, I remember

how it felt watching the response of African American people watching Obama's ascension.

Feel the same way now.

Uplifted, alive, hopeful, optimistic, in awe. Respect!

Really great listening to African American people, women, enjoying, dwelling in this moment. Joy Reid. Maxine Waters. Cory Booker.

Loving this. Balm for my soul.


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As an old white woman, I remember (Original Post) cilla4progress Aug 2020 OP
I am with you. Joe Biden made a splendid choice. brush Aug 2020 #1
Me, too. It's really exciting. The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2020 #2
I'm jazzed! Ohiogal Aug 2020 #3
Count me in!❤ Karadeniz Aug 2020 #4
it's quite the moment in time.. stillcool Aug 2020 #5
As an old white man Tribalceltic Aug 2020 #6
Make that two old white men........... nt mitch96 Aug 2020 #14
Three, and I'm sure many more... NNadir Aug 2020 #15
Four liberaltrucker Aug 2020 #28
indeed. AllaN01Bear Aug 2020 #7
Yes! Such a beautiful and profound moment in history! FM123 Aug 2020 #8
Same same, cilla!! Leghorn21 Aug 2020 #9
+1000 smirkymonkey Aug 2020 #10
I'm there with you. KentuckyWoman Aug 2020 #11
It's been a long time coming - too long, but Totally Tunsie Aug 2020 #12
Same Here colsohlibgal Aug 2020 #13
I'm with you on that. llmart Aug 2020 #16
Shirley Chisholm is cheering! dawg day Aug 2020 #17
Barbara Jordan is cheering too! First black congresswoman from the South. Manifestor_of_Light Aug 2020 #29
Valerie Jarratt cilla4progress Aug 2020 #18
I cried the night of Obama's inauguration. dhol82 Aug 2020 #19
And Indian-Americans IronLionZion Aug 2020 #20
+1 million! geardaddy Aug 2020 #24
Right there with you, cilla! volstork Aug 2020 #21
I felt that way when Hillary was nominated. n/t TygrBright Aug 2020 #22
With his choice, Joe sent Kanyw West packing AmericanCanuck Aug 2020 #23
Kamala Harris knows South Indian Food, so she would have.... RussellCattle Aug 2020 #25
I feel safer knowing she's there Ponietz Aug 2020 #26
I'm sooooooooooooooo excited about Upthevibe Aug 2020 #27


(10,040 posts)
8. Yes! Such a beautiful and profound moment in history!
Tue Aug 11, 2020, 07:40 PM
Aug 2020

I am so glad that I got to share this with my daughter, I only wish my late mother was still alive to see this - she would have wept tears of joy.


(6,635 posts)
11. I'm there with you.
Tue Aug 11, 2020, 07:47 PM
Aug 2020

Biden was not my first pick, but he is a good man and has my unrelenting support.
Adding Senator Harris to the ticket only increases my respect.

They together are the perfect counter to everything the GOP stands for.


(5,273 posts)
13. Same Here
Tue Aug 11, 2020, 07:54 PM
Aug 2020

We need this excitement boost and need to keep the pedal to the metal.

We already got a preview of Orange Idiot going misogynistic and racist on Kamala. She is “nasty”. Spoken by the king of nasty. He is in over his head with Harris, who can give as well as she gets....and likely doubles Trump’s IQ.

And we have allies with anti Trump republicans and ex republicans and there are many. The Lincoln Project has already put out an ad praising Biden/Harris.

I hope that awful excuse for a human loses historically, making Johnson verses Goldwater look like a squeaker in comparison.


(15,386 posts)
16. I'm with you on that.
Tue Aug 11, 2020, 08:33 PM
Aug 2020

I was in tears watching his first inauguration and I'm an old white woman also. I can't wait to see the historic day in January.

But first, we have work to do.

dawg day

(7,947 posts)
17. Shirley Chisholm is cheering!
Tue Aug 11, 2020, 08:51 PM
Aug 2020

Ran for Dem presidential nomination in 1972. First black congresswoman.

She'd love to see Harris on the ticket.



(21,046 posts)
29. Barbara Jordan is cheering too! First black congresswoman from the South.
Wed Aug 12, 2020, 04:11 AM
Aug 2020

We're cheering here in Texas!! Barbara gave the dynamite speech at the Democratic National Convention in 1976. Sometimes the person who gives the dynamite speech at the DNC gets the nomination, sometimes they don't. But they're always excellent speeches.


(45,037 posts)
20. And Indian-Americans
Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:45 PM
Aug 2020

Last edited Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:47 AM - Edit history (1)

I hope all types of Americans are feeling Uplifted, alive, hopeful, optimistic, in awe. Respect!

I'm certainly loving this and feel balm for my soul, relief.

As someone who has been told to leave this country my whole life, that I'm stealing jobs away from someone, etc. I can't even begin to describe how badly I want to see Harris steal Pence's job and Trump to go away.


(5,393 posts)
21. Right there with you, cilla!
Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:54 PM
Aug 2020

Dawning of a proud era for our Black sisters as they continue a proud tradition of leadership.


(1,457 posts)
25. Kamala Harris knows South Indian Food, so she would have....
Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:22 PM
Aug 2020

....my vote even if she wasn't a passionate progressive, a champion of the working class and had the best laugh in politics.

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