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Posted by Bob Biscigliano

For quite some time now, I have signed off all my posts with the simple, yet ever so powerful word: UNITY. Tonight, our country, the United States of America, voted Barack Obama into office.

Obama is the first black president of the United States of America, EVER.

For years, we have talked about change and progress. Well folks, tonight I think it's safe to say we have taken the biggest leap forward possible in uniting the people of America.

If you voted for John Mccain, it's irrelevant now. No matter your reasoning, it's all irrelevant now. My vote is irrelevant. His vote is irrelevant. Her vote is irrelevant. Your herpes problem is really irrelevant.

Mr. Obama is now OUR president of OUR country.

This is history. This is an extraordinary step toward UNITY. This is progress.

I'm all for a good ole fashioned disagreement between Republicans and Democrats, arguments between Packers and Lions fans, fisticuffs between Buckeyes and Wolverines fans, and even a muddy battle between two hot babes, but in the end we're all ONE. We all must put that behind us and come together as a part of the UNITED States.

I'm always proud to be an American, but I can safely say that after tonight's historical event, I am extra proud. Good job Amurrica.

Whatever you believe, whoever you voted for, this is certainly an historic night.

Our parents lived through segregation, and here we are, just a single generation removed from separate but equal, electing an African American as the most powerful man in the world. Like landing on the moon and 9/11, this moment will be included in all history books from now on. Our children and our children's children and so on will be studying the moment that we are living through as we speak.

It's certainly a step forward whichever way you slice it, and, like I have been so many times in the past, I'm proud of the country tonight.



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