". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Godspeed, John, and Thank You

Karl Rove, moments ago on Fox News, agreed with Chris Wallace's assessment of Barack Obama's election as a "great night" for this country, marking as it does the point at which the legacy of slavery and racism was at last put to rest. Right now I am watching a gracious John McCain concede and call for unity.

Somehow I don't think we would be hearing the same kinds of words if there had been a different outcome.

3 comments:

TruthQuestioner said...

I continually find it ironic that the Democratic Party prides itself on promoting "an end to racism" when the Republican Party (if I remember correctly) formed with Lincoln to oppose slavery.

Susan said...

I don't think the legacy of slavery and racism is at last being put to rest. I think there will be a lot of policies enacted to compensate for past racism.

Cheryl said...

I get what you're saying, Susan. And I share your concern. But I guess my point is that the day when the US could defensibly be called a racist nation has passed. We are a majority white country that just elected a black man as our president. And Obama himself, in his victory speech, has called this the beginning of a new era (racially speeking) and has promised a color-blind administration. Until he does something to the contrary, I am going to take him at his word.