by Alicia Long
I thought it might be interesting to read some of the comments and reactions of people to the Obama victory. These are not pundits… just regular people leaving comments on news stories. Here’s what some of them had to say. Please enjoy my little anecdotal experiment:
“As a representative of many of the demographics …. 70 year old grandmother … white … Jewish … very educated . … retired … married …. independant …. everyone one of those characteristics screamed at me that we needed REAL CHANGE that only the youth and forward thinking of Barack Obama could bring. All Americans, from every demographic, must give this man the chance to unite this great nation and earn, once again, the respect of the world.”
“I hope all of the Bolshevics at your communist news network are gloating.
How does it feel to destroy a nation?
Don’t even think your wealth will insulate you from the comming holocaust. I can fully identify how the Jewish people of Europe must have felt when Hitler & the Nazis came to power, or mabe more accurately , how many Russians must have felt when their nation was taken over by the bolshevics. Flags should be flown at half mast to mourn the death of America. All the men and women who have given their lives in defense of this nation and our way of life, have died in vain.
Our nation , as predicted by many, was taken over from within.
Our enemies have defeated us without firing a shot.
We have been decieved by the biggest most total propaganda blitz in the history of this earth. Thanks CNN for doing your part.
I’ll see you all in hell.”
“John McCain gave his greatest speech ever last night. Congrats to Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Let’s keep our expectations real folks. There is a lot of “stuff” for them to clean up. Best wishes on a successful Presidency and Vice Presidency.”
“McCain was a CLASS ACT last night. His speech was spot on. We’ve got to come together. And like Obama said to those whom he has yet to gain their support he is YOUR President too and he will listen to your voice. OBAMA/Biden its offical!!!”
“Anyone know how much it costs to move to Australia? I don’t think I want to allow my family to be led by a man that associates with known terrorists!!!!”
“The RNC “holier than thou” rhetoric has been rejected. Signed, America”
“This is really the media’s fault, they didn’t cover the suspicious, shady side of Obama, they completely ignored it and fed the American People false hope. It is sad that so many uneducated people fell for it and Obama was elected. Sad day for America, say goodbye to the land of opportunity, as Obama will rob our children of their dreams.”
“100 years from now you will be able to go to Washington D.C. and see the memorials of Lincoln, Washington, and Obama. He will be that great.”
“Eight years ago, Republicans told me that it was my duty as an American citizen to support the President-elect, in spite of the fact that I did not vote for him and in spite of the fact that I felt he was the worst thing to happen to the office of President. “Get over it,” they said. “He’s the President.” Four years ago, they told me the same thing. Now it’s time to practice what you preach, folks.”
‘Yea, Get down to business alright. Make sure that you drive the stake right through the heart of America as you have planned to do so for quite some time. Now is your chance so don’t miss.”
This was really interesting to read the comments from the different new networks. Fox had, by far, the most anti-Obama comments… including some really nasty ones accusing him of being a terrorist. CNN had a mix of thoughtful comments from both sides. ABC, however, definitely had the longest comments that people left, and it became really hard to find comments that were anti-Obama.