Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Re-Election of the 44th President of the United States " Barack Obama"

I would first like to start this blog off by saying congratulations to President Barack Obama on being re-elected as the 44th President of the greatest country on earth. Being apart of this victory was a great feeling. 

When the results came in that President Obama had reached 270 electoral votes my heart literally fluttered and I instantly smiled. I smiled for myself, my grandparents, the generations before me, and my ancestors. History had been made once again, and I knew that my future was in great hands. 

 Election years for me always tend to be great years. Not only are election years Olympic years but I also tend to reach major milestones in life during this particular season.  In 2004 I graduated from middle school, 2008 high school, and in 2012 I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. I'm going to see if I can do something big for 2016.  

November 6, 2012 was a very special day. Majority of the day I walked around with butterflies in my stomach, while managing to send out words of encouragements to my friends and family via text or social media who were voting that day. 

Then the night time came, and 6pm central time arrived, which meant the polls on the east coast were starting to shut down. At that moment I said to myself, here we go. The moment of truth had now arrived and it was time to countdown the electoral votes and see which party candidate would become the president of the United States of America. 

I was somewhat nervous during the early part of the countdown only because I thought some people would have not voted for Obama because the economy is currently not where he hoped it would be now 4 years ago, but the American people did not disappoint. 

I would like to take advantage of this opportunity and discuss something that could possibly be upsetting a few people and this topic deals with 4 words,  "MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK"

I've seen a few people get upset over the fact that this statement was being made, so I wanted to take the time to break it down for you.

The statement MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK, is not racist. It simple is stating a FACT. President Obama identifies himself as being an AFRICAN AMERICAN. Members of the African American community are proud to have a president who is African American. It is an honor for our people to have a man of color in the highest position in the country. By making this statement it is their way of saying my president looks like me and I'm happy to have something in common with him. (Let's be serious here) everyone can't have an ivy league degree.

I am absolutely overjoyed that President Obama has been re-elected. I donated to the campaigned, by donating money and even buying cute Obama shirts for the babies in my life. I also took it a step further and called registered voters in the state of Florida on the behalf of #ObamaforAmerica to confirm that they were going to vote, and that they were going to vote for President Obama. 

I look forward to the next 4 years and am proud to serve under such a great individual. 

xoxo Fierce & Love 

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