California Contradiction


 When I wrote the last post on election night, I did not know of  California’s passing of proposition 8. It’s so ironic that the state whose  electoral votes put Obama’s presidency into certainty, simultaneously  voted in favor of open discrimination and inequality. 

 “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place  where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our  founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our  democracy, tonight is your answer…

 It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and  Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight,  disabled and not disabled*…” – from Obama’s speech 11/4/08



(*I like to title this last group the temporarily abled).

4 thoughts on “California Contradiction

  1. i know!!! it was so sad. i got an email from someone in cali who was saying she couldn’t revel in obama’s victory b/c of prop 8.

    i was also confused by that in his speech, the “not disabled” and remember trying to turn that around in my head and figure out why it was there. i like your title better!!

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