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Old 01-21-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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It's probably a minority opinion, but not all conservatives are rooting for Obama. Rush Limbaugh definitely isn't.
I heard a tape of Rush on CNN saying he hopes Obama fails! What he meant, (I hope) is that Obama's policies fail, not the man himself. He is afraid we will have nationalized health care, banking, etc. He obviously hasn't been paying attention to Obama's plans, but that's Rush for ya.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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In CT everyone's pretty happy. There are some conservative towns but they are definitely in the minority up here, lol.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:07 PM
 
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I live in Detroit. So you can imagine. I walk into a restaurant, and see a picture of Obama hanging on the walls. Gas stations carry Obama t-shirts and hats. Even my school(not public) has an entire wall dedicated to Obama.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Currently residing right outside of DC, it's without a doubt Obama Country. I went to the inauguration yesterday, and it is definitely a memory I will cherish. Regardless of your political affiliations and persuasions, everyone should at least hope that our Commander-in-Chief helps our country get back on its feet. I would've hoped the same for McCain.

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Old 01-21-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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NYC as one can imagine, is very happy for Obama.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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A lot of people, including me, are happy. But some are not happy. I heard one person say the next four years are going to bring us down. There are more conservatives in my town than you might expect, being Massachusetts and all.
I don;t think many of them are as conservative as they were anti-Obama democrats. Remember, while many states' voting shifts in the 2008 election were more democratic, Massachusetts (along with many of the other Northeastern states) voting shifts were unchanged or were against Obama's favor.
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But you have to think of who they always had to look up to. Rappers and sports stars. There were some blacks who held high positions in this country, but not many at all. Now younger kids will see there's a black President and say that they want to have that job some day. In the past, at least in the bad areas of NYC, most kids saw pimps and hustlers in fancy clothes and cars and said they want to be like them. Now they can look up to someone who plays a positive role in people's lives and the country. I teach in the south Bronx, so trust me, I see the types of people my kids have looked up to in the past...now they all look up to Obama and have lots of ideas about what they want to be. I ask them why and they tell me it's because a black man is President. Nothing wrong with that.
Sorry to rain on your parade, but where I am, the same ol' ghetto/rap/gangsta/n****r mentality still permeates with the young black youth. I was just walking in a local mall just to pick something up, and I once again run into the bitter and "supposedly threatening" stares I usually get from the "black enough" community! Maybe there's a host of black kids in NYC who are earnestly wanting to change their lives, but in the "black enough" enclaves of the DC area, it's still "business as usual!"
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But, But......it angers me so much that black people now have a renewed sense of self worth and ambition!! My thinly-veiled bigotry is getting harder and harder to suppress!
I don't know if this is just satire coming from you, but many people in the region where I live actually feel like this, and I'm preparing for the increased hatred as I speak from these spoiled trust-fund kids from New Jersey, Eastern PA, NYC suburbs, Massachusetts, and Suburban DC Maryland once they come back on this campus.

I know there are many people (including myself) who are relieved and excited for Obama, but don't think all of the people from states that elected Obama are truly excited or that this election will rile up most black people to live up to the success they were expected to reach after the Civil Rights Movement.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I don;t think many of them are as conservative as they were anti-Obama democrats. Remember, while many states' voting shifts in the 2008 election were more democratic, Massachusetts (along with many of the other Northeastern states) voting shifts were unchanged or were against Obama's favor.
Not to get too off topic, but this is simply false. Every single state in the Northeast, including Massachusetts, increased their margin of victory for the Democrats -- sometimes pretty significantly. Although Mass. was only +1% more Democratic in 2008 compared to 2004, that was clearly due to the home state favoritism for Kerry that made it vote strongly Democratic to begin with.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Not to get too off topic, but this is simply false. Every single state in the Northeast, including Massachusetts, increased their margin of victory for the Democrats -- sometimes pretty significantly. Although Mass. was only +1% more Democratic in 2008 compared to 2004, that was clearly due to the home state favoritism for Kerry that made it vote strongly Democratic to begin with.
http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/re...ident/map.html

That's for the 2004 election, which to be quite honest, didn't have the best democratic candidate. I was comparing the 2008 election to the 2000 election where voting shifts did in fact, either stayed the same or decreased. And as for the increase in the voting shift in 2008, that was significantly due to the increased voting participation of blacks in those states.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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I live in Chicago, and the general feeling is as you'd expect it to be.... Pretty excited.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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I know there are many people (including myself) who are relieved and excited for Obama, but don't think all of the people from states that elected Obama are truly excited or that this election will rile up most black people to live up to the success they were expected to reach after the Civil Rights Movement.
I hope that Obama's position will overwhelmingly inspire AA's to achieve success. Not all black people are ghetto thugs. His presidency will only strengthen the motivation of those who are already trying to live positively.
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