Monday, August 25, 2008

DNC First Day speeches were of superior quality: Black Female Blogger

I've been baking a caramel cake with caramel icing all evening however, I managed to catch Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, Michelle Obama and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi introduced a new chant to me: "Barack Obama is right and John McCain is wrong."
During the montage of JFK and Kennedy family footage, the audience teared up, including me. I looked at that familiar face, seen in black and white footage and wondered if he had any idea what had lay in store for him. I think about John F Kennedy Jr. realize what he gave up to help his fellow Americans have a better life.
The Kennedy family, through their tribulations, have held fast and true to Democratic values and the need to help the American people have basic comforts--like health care for children and the elderly. Sen. Ted Kennedy said during his speech, the work begins anew.
During Kennedy's speech the crowd chanted Teddy, Teddy, Teddy. And he stood strong. He promised to be on the floor of the Senate in January 2009 and I know that he will.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.looked and sounded brilliant. Jackson has served in the United States House of Representatives since December of 1995.
Unphased by his father's open mike grumbles, his words resonated with the party.
He reiterated what Illinoisans have been hearing from Sen. Barack Obama during his length of service first in the Illinois Senate and then in the U.S. Senate: a message of hope. A light at the end of the tunnel. Whether it was upstate or downstate Illinois, he said. Whether he was talking with immigrants or the working poor, they wanted to know if America had a place for them too.
Obama said yes she did.
"The heart of who we are as Americans and what is the idea at the heart of the campaign is that the well being of the we, depends on the well being of the she and he; meaning we rise and fall together as One Nation," Jackson said
Jackson's speech highlighted the need for all Americans to do away with classicism because we can no longer afford it.
"Illinois is America. America, we need you to be with Barack Obama," he said.
He commented to the audience that freedom had not shined brighter that it had been shining that day.

Michelle Obama, future First Lady.
Almost a minute applause, Mrs. Obama started her speech reminiscing a bit about her 6'6" big brother Craig Robinson, men's basketball coach for the Oregon Beavers.
Her mother watched her daughter from the audience beaming with pride.
She said the future of children, hers and everyone elses is her stake in the campaign.
Paid respect to Sen. Hillary Clinton and her 18 million votes. She pointed out the service of Sen. Joe Biden.
She reflected on her mother and father's compassion and said she sees it in her own children.
the current of history meeting this new tide of hope illustrates why Mrs. Obama loves this country.
She said in her own small way she has tried to give back to the country she loves so much.
Each of us have something to contribute to this country, she told the audience.
Said when those who give service to our country should be greeted with more than just parades but with health care and good jobs and access to the services they need.
She said that is what Sen. Barack Obama will do as president.
He knows that thread that connects us--a belief in our country.
Pointed out the win in Iowa being the first voices to sing out for change.
She said the Barack today is the same man she married 19 years ago. He wanted to give her and their children something he didn't get--a father in the home, raising a family.
Members of the audience were weeping.
She dedicated husband's seemingly impending presidential win to her father's memory and her daughter's future.
The standing ovation for a full minute illustrates how well her speech went over with the crowd.
Then Sen. Obama was on via satellite beaming with love and pride at his wife.
"Now you know why I asked her out so many times," he said.
He sounded just like a dad saying hi to his children and wife.
Sasha stole the show however, when she critiqued her mother's speech as "good," and ended the talk with "I love you daddy, bye." Malia, mature and poised, let her little sister have her moment.
It was the cutest thing you could have ever seen. I cannot wait to have them as my First Family.
But not everyone is feeling the love.
It seems as if some pundits did not actually hear what Mrs. Obama said. They dogged her and said she didn't say enough about Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.
I'm beginning to thing that the working press doesn't like her. Which really means, if you don't like her, then you definitely don't like me. Maybe that is why I am not a part of the "working press" any longer.
They called Michelle "cliche" on Larry King.
God help and bless all Black Women everywhere because this is the type of world we are used to. It is a hostile, hateful, harsh, world--for no clear reason--led by another culture that does not seem to appreciate the gravity of this convention, this election cycle or our economic status as a nation. Then again, they are wealthy and not a part of a minority group.
Of course they don't care.
People like Barack and his speeches because they are filled with hope for a better tomorrow--different from the sterile hatefulness most Black women feel if they are deemed "Unpatriotic" and "Militant."
Now, who doesn't like to feel good? There are entire subcultures dedicated to feeling good. And Barack gives it to us in a speech.
It is a good thing that most of the people I talk to could care less than a DAMN about what late-night pundits have to say.
And yes, my cake was perfect. The icing tastes like old-fashioned caramel candy and the cake was moist and fluffy.

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