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Who Said This Quote? - Musicians Speak Out About The Election


[Photo courtesy of Impose]

Prepare yourself, this is a lot of words. You up for it? Because before the excitement dies down and we all fall back into being apathetic Americans whose political agenda revolves around catching the Daily Show or Colbert Report, we wanted to bring you some insight into what the independent music community is thinking about Barack Obama's victory with a game of "who said this quote?". Lots of excitement with some skepticism and cautious optimism peppered in for good measure, but before all the seriousness, let's start with a little music.

MP3 Download - "Obama You're The Man" by Brother Ali.

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To jump by "who said this quote?":
"I counted my vote in the State of Pennsylvania, in the City of Philadelphia for Barack Obama. But I just think that we are dealing with a country that has plans for domination and it's very hard for me to believe that because we have this one man in place now, that those plans are going to be rid of in any way. So I think that we have got to keep our eyes open, we have to keep on pushing towards thinking in ways that are healthier and more conducive to an actual harmonious existence on planet Earth. Not just within the existence of this nation but worldwide."

"Out with the hack. In with the dude."

"Wrapping my head around something this profound was daunting. Then it happened. No rationalization needed. The word special was no longer cheesy to me."

"For reasons that cannot be explained in written essay, zealous gratitude, rejected fear, and that quiet feeling of real, small hope in each other, flowed that night. And it flowed through Jesse Jackson for me, and I imagined him crying with the sun, slowly settling itself into the eastern ocean, watched by all the happy trees in Hawaii, silhouetted by some children body surfing in the quiet orange water."

"I couldn't believe my luck being in Chicago on this historical day. Words can't explain the sheer joy and feeling of love in the crowd watching history play out in front of us on the screens as we saw states turn blue."

"Together Dead-Kennedy patch-clad-Anarchy Emblemized kids and debonair, GQ touting adults were dancing, laughing, celebrating and even shooting fireworks off together! All this among the shots of the rest of the world's similar fervent glow, (Kenya, China, etc.) booming in bright, sprightly Technicolor vision from abroad to solidify a worldly consensus for this monumental occasion."

"Doctor King and Pops I just know are so happy. 'The Dream' is alive."

"An election is just an election, and although I am more than thrilled having (and constantly repeat this phrase) President Obama, we cannot rely on this one election to fix the inequities and antagonisms we still face as a country. A battle won for dignity in government, but lets not get complacent."

"Taking to the streets in New York City after Obama's victory speech and getting to Union Square immediately became one of the most memorable American moments in my life. I've never witnessed such a spontaneous, diverse outpour of celebration. Rather then feeling like an in-house ex-patriot using NYC as my cliff jump, I finally felt like am a part of this country. It's been a long time coming."

"Now I'm just anticipating what Obama is going to do with the war, energy and the economy."

"To me it's incredible that we will have a leader who inspires so many people. Obama's ability to inspire kept getting discounted during this election, but it's perhaps the single most important quality a president can have."

"After 8 years of your drunk uncle running the family business, things have gotten messier than a Port-A-Potty at a chilidog-eating contest. After years of him laughing at his own jokes and talking about 'really giving it to' someone if they 'aren't careful,' a family meeting is called to discuss the company's future."

"I think 'thank goodness' is the general consensus here."

"I have a feeling that the entire system would have to collapse in order to truly become the change we need, but I might be insane too. Either way it's the biggest social advancement our country has ever seen, and that's fucking awesome."

"This would be like if I won the Academy Award or something. I'm so excited but I can't really wrap my mind around it, I'm just sort of in this moment of this bliss."

"And it's an incredible feeling to know it's our victory, the peoples victory. And the rest of the world can see that. We don't have to hang our heads anymore."

"As it goes, after eight long years of waiting, I was in the bathroom when I heard the cheers from the 1st floor. Figures. I shouldn't have drank so much coffee."

"Smart is back in style... We are all better off in a post-white, post-black world that might be hard to imagine now, but in eight years, American eighth graders will have started their mornings since kindergarten putting their hands over their hearts and pledging allegiance to a flag next to a black dude who happens to be the most powerful person in the world."
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Brother Ali, Matt And Kim, Beach House, Mr. Lif, Holy Hail, Motel Motel, Alice Russell, Peachcake, Mavis Staples, Plushgun, Twi The Humble Feather, Ponytail, Locksley, Gentleman Auction House, Alaska In Winter, Vulture Whale, Rose Hill Drive, The Dead Trees and Third Eye Blind
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“I counted my vote in the State of Pennsylvania, in the City of Philadelphia for Barack Obama. But I just think that we are dealing with a country that has plans for domination and it's very hard for me to believe that because we have this one man in place now, that those plans are going to be rid of in any way. So I think that we have got to keep our eyes open, we have to keep on pushing towards thinking in ways that are healthier and more conducive to an actual harmonious existence on planet Earth. Not just within the existence of this nation but worldwide.”

Well, of course there's the very popular, romantic view of this like it's amazing that a black man is now president of the United States. I don't think that any of us thought that this would be possible this soon and, you know, it is just good to see someone that is at least presenting themselves as a human being. I think that what's so compelling about Barack Obama is that he speaks to us from a very human standpoint. As someone that has gone through points of his life where he didn't even understand who he was and had to find himself. As a man he represents the kind of melting pot nature of our nation, his father is from Africa and his mother is white. I mean there are just so many factors that play into some of the people feeling like he is just really the voice of, or a good representation of, the America that a lot of people want.

The simultaneous sentiment that I feel is that I wonder, just knowing that these people, the wealthy, can dictate what goes on in this world, I think that it could best be described as a cautious optimism. I think that Barack Obama, again, is a great look for the United States in terms of the people overseas who now feel like, 'OK, America could very well be on its path to being a great nation once again.' But there is a system set up here that I'm not so sure how much Barack Obama wants to shake it up and I'm not so sure how much the wealthy will allow him to shake it up. I think that we've learned over the last eight years that the American people are not the bosses of the American government. Period. That has been made extremely clear. So I think that it would be foolish to think now, all of a sudden, we are the bosses. I think ultimately Barack Obama will have to answer to his real bosses before he answers to us. And because of that, I have to keep my eyes open.

I don't want anyone in this nation to let their guard down and say that we all of a sudden that we have a savior. We have someone that is very charismatic, very slick, who presents himself as a very sincere person, who I myself also have supported. I supported him in this election. I counted my vote in the State of Pennsylvania, in the City of Philadelphia for Barack Obama. But I just think that we are dealing with a country that has plans for domination and it's very hard for me to believe that because we have this one man in place now, that those plans are going to be rid of in any way. So I think that we have got to keep our eyes open, we have to keep on pushing towards thinking in ways that are healthier and more conducive to an actual harmonious existence on planet Earth. Not just within the existence of this nation but worldwide. --Mr. Lif

“Wrapping my head around something this profound was daunting. Then it happened. No rationalization needed. The word special was no longer cheesy to me.”

Lunar landing, printing press, music, Halloween, chocolate, Maine, the 360 degree windmill dunk -- I could not contemplate greatness being achieved in my lifetime. And of course there was, but in the magnitude I had imagined prior accomplishments, I was left only to wonder. When early voting started, I had the sense that this incredible theoretical story of what should happen, might happen. I thought about reality and all the people much more directly related to the consequence, and Guantanamo and inner cities and the indirect effects on any group of people not well represented in U.S. or earth history, the border, Iraq, Afghanistan, climate, slavery, etc. Wrapping my head around something this profound was daunting. Then it happened. No rationalization needed. The word special was no longer cheesy to me. --Cat Hartwell of Holy Hail

“For reasons that cannot be explained in written essay, zealous gratitude, rejected fear, and that quiet feeling of real, small hope in each other, flowed that night. And it flowed through Jesse Jackson for me, and I imagined him crying with the sun, slowly settling itself into the eastern ocean, watched by all the happy trees in Hawaii, silhouetted by some children body surfing in the quiet orange water.”

When faced with the proposition to write about my feelings and revelations about this election a lot of things came to my mind -- seriously. I thought about a picture I had seen of Obama recently body surfing. He does it like a Hawaiian. All Hawaiians body surf with one hand out front, cutting the water, and one hand behind guiding the wake. And although this might not make much sense as to why it moved me so much, the simple fact that he is from Hawaii, the simple fact that he saw both the sun rise and set into a great blueness, the light fading very slowly, puts some faith into my heart that he will remember that there are important things moving below him as he lives his life.

The other thought I will address will be Jesse Jackson's face during Obama's victory speech. It was a strange expression, one of determination and utter joy, but at the same time relief and reluctant acceptance. Think about it, Barack Obama, in comparable seconds to Jesse Jackson's long career has achieved what the Reverend has been working for back from the days of Martin Luther King Jr. Jackson, in fact, was next to Dr King at the point of his assassination. I cannot imagine the torrent of emotions going through Jackson at that moment in Grant Park and neither could he I would imagine. And it is in that place that I would wager so many of us stand. For reasons that cannot be explained in written essay, zealous gratitude, rejected fear, and that quiet feeling of real, small hope in each other, flowed that night. And it flowed through Jesse Jackson for me, and I imagined him crying with the sun, slowly settling itself into the eastern ocean, watched by all the happy trees in Hawaii, silhouetted by some children body surfing in the quiet orange water. 6 hour time difference baby!

So in the spirit of all that bluster here is Eric and myself playing "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke for Jesse Jackson. And it was played on Ukulele for Barack Obama teaching his daughters to body surf like a fucking Hawaiians. --Timo Sullivan of Motel Motel

MP3 Download - "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Motel Motel.

“I couldn't believe my luck being in Chicago on this historical day. Words can't explain the sheer joy and feeling of love in the crowd watching history play out in front of us on the screens as we saw states turn blue.”

What can I say? I arrived in Cincinnati a bit jet-lagged but ready to start my mini leg on the Hotel Café Tour and Mr. Obama had also arrived in town. He was doing a rally at the University just 'round the corner from our hotel, so I found myself, lil ol' English gal, lining up with the other few thousand American peeps to go and hear him speak. I had my Obama t-shirt on, a hot dog in hand for supper and the words "yes we can!" and "don't boo ...go vote!" coming out of my mouth. He is an amazing speaker and the excitement in the crowd was very tangible. Then, after that night, I saw that we where going to be in Chicago for a day off on Election Day, so off we went to the park and watched the magic happen!

I thought it would be the early hours of the morn when the results came in, but it happened amazingly fast. I couldn't believe my luck being in Chicago on this historical day. Words can't explain the sheer joy and feeling of love in the crowd watching history play out in front of us on the screens as we saw states turn blue. People of all ages, from all walks of life, wanting change and being that change themselves. There were tears and lots of hugging as he was announced president then lots of cheering in massive waves in the streets.

He is so intelligent, eloquent (a bit dashing on the eyes too! Michelle better keep an eye out) and has lit a huge fire in people's hungry bellies and reminded us all of that lil ol' saying... people power! I really believe he is going to do amazing things. One thing a lot of us wouldn't have believed possible in our life time; a woman or an African American in the white house. It is all possible and so needed right now and I am one happy lil lady to see Mr. Obama take charge and make some so dearly needed changes in this world. It feels good knowing he is going to be taking charge. He has a big job on his hands, slowly but surely he's going to get things done! –-Alice Russell

“Together Dead-Kennedy patch-clad-Anarchy Emblemized kids and debonair, GQ touting adults were dancing, laughing, celebrating and even shooting fireworks off together! All this among the shots of the rest of the world's similar fervent glow, (Kenya, China, etc.) booming in bright, sprightly Technicolor vision from abroad to solidify a worldly consensus for this monumental occasion.”

This election proved to be an intriguing one for me, albeit my skepticism and doubt leading up to it. With speculation entrenched in my perception of the election's outcome and substance I wasn't much for celebration irrespective of whatever the circumstances of outcome. I suppose it was the desire for a candidate who was more focused and determined to promote and propagate alternative political matters and issues which seem to often fall to the wayside, that seemed to be my zeal; and thus the lacking characteristic and quality I felt was missing in this arena for me to exude a proper compassion for any candidate. Nonetheless, the results came in and the election was resolved…it wasn't until this moment I realized how truly glorious and beautiful this outcome and result was, not only for America, but for the rest of the world! I saw people of all variety rejoicing together in the streets of Downtown Phoenix, unbenounced to its rather rigid and often dangerous setting (lets just say, people don't usually keep their doors open until 3am in this area). Together Dead-Kennedy patch-clad-Anarchy Emblemized kids and debonair, GQ touting adults were dancing, laughing, celebrating and even shooting fireworks off together! All this among the shots of the rest of the world's similar fervent glow, (Kenya, China, etc.) booming in bright, sprightly Technicolor vision from abroad to solidify a worldly consensus for this monumental occasion. This kind of unified, earnest, dignified fervor is exactly what this country needs, and for me, exemplifies one step in the direction toward achieving a greater overall personal, and societal zeitgeist of empowerment.

I feel this election has offered people a chance to reassess and re-examine their belief in the actualization of change, not only for a nation confounded by turmoil and resent, (from itself and the rest of the world), but also for a world now filled to the brim with hope and a stronger sense of unity than I've ever witnessed in my lifetime. –-Stefan Yeah of Peachcake

“After 8 years of your drunk uncle running the family business, things have gotten messier than a Port-A-Potty at a chilidog-eating contest. After years of him laughing at his own jokes and talking about 'really giving it to' someone if they 'aren't careful,' a family meeting is called to discuss the company's future.”

So after 8 years of your drunk uncle running the family business, things have gotten messier than a Port-A-Potty at a chilidog-eating contest. After years of him laughing at his own jokes and talking about "really giving it to" someone if they "aren't careful," a family meeting is called to discuss the company's future. Sure, Uncle George is done, but the question is, who takes over from here? Is it your straight-talkin', war vet grandpa, who can crack a decent one-liner without it swaying his no-nonsense approach to everything from his gun rack to his laundry (which he does his own way, mind you)? Or do you choose your calm, cool, and collected, bi-racial stepdad from the city, who could talk about his favorite bubble bath adventure and make it seem profound, who you are sure would actually be pretty shy if people ever stopped asking him questions, and who had a license to practice law, but really didn't even need it (no big deal)? Ultimately, the consensus is that things can only get better (right?... right?), so if Grandpa takes over and implores us to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps, at least its some momentum in the right direction. But what happens when he kicks the bucket (sorry Grandpa, we still love you, but come on, you're old)? Have you met that chicky-tart he just married (we want pre-nup!)? She gets the company? You betcha! Yeesh. Maybe this company needs a "rebranding" -- a fresh face. Stepdad's got some good ideas: We'll print up some new coupons, smooth things over with the neighbors (maybe we shouldn't have taken over their parking spots), and finally have a look at the furnace in the storage room (it smells like burning). Maybe we can turn this little business venture around. Who knows, we might even end up in the local alt-weekly's "Best Of's" next year! An employee can dream. --Gentleman Auction House

“Doctor King and Pops I just know are so happy. 'The Dream' is alive.”

To come up in a time when there was slavery, racism, the KKK, and Jim Crow, I'm just so grateful to still be here to enjoy this historical time in our lives. It is so surreal, so completely overwhelming. This young black man has inspired and brought the country together. There's something about him that makes me feel he is the chosen one. There's something about his leadership that makes people feel calm and safe. He has inspired hopes and dreams of all people -- black, white, brown or yellow. Doctor King and Pops I just know are so happy. "The Dream" is alive. --Mavis Staples

“An election is just an election, and although I am more than thrilled having (and constantly repeat this phrase) President Obama, we cannot rely on this one election to fix the inequities and antagonisms we still face as a country. A battle won for dignity in government, but lets not get complacent.”

Elation, relief, and subsequent paranoia. Casting ourselves as a country out of the Bush Administration and into the era of legitimate government felt a bit like a very built-up sneeze, releasing incompetence and corruption from our social sinuses. Nothing has been more inspirational than watching various parties celebrate the news, something I YouTubed for a few hours the Wednesday after, genuine happiness, genuine excitement, world wide, not unlike the end of Return of the Jedi.

But a sober reminder that an election is just an election also greeted me the morning after, Prop 8, a vile and disgusting constitutional amendment, barely squeaked by eliminating rights to same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Two other resolutions passed in Florida and Arizona, sending a dire message. An election is just an election, and although I am more than thrilled having (and constantly repeat this phrase) President Obama, we cannot rely on this one election to fix the inequities and antagonisms we still face as a country. A battle won for dignity in government, but lets not get complacent. --Daniel Ingala of Plushgun

“Taking to the streets in New York City after Obama's victory speech and getting to Union Square immediately became one of the most memorable American moments in my life. I've never witnessed such a spontaneous, diverse outpour of celebration. Rather then feeling like an in-house ex-patriot using NYC as my cliff jump, I finally felt like am a part of this country. It's been a long time coming.”

I've been totally engaged and emotionally invested in the whole process since the primaries. Personally, it is significant to me because it's the first time in my voting process, in which the candidate I voted for won the election. My first eligible vote was for Gore, and after the loss of that race, the political process felt quite numbing.

For the first time, I can honestly say I look up to our president, Obama, as our leader. He is my RFK. For a long time, under the Bush administration, my patriotism has been in hiding. I think the whole band feels a little alienated from our own country after the last two terms. I relate to Obama's American life story also; being multicultural, having a humble family upbringing, and achieving success through hard work and education. It is clear also, that this is a historical achievement for African Americans, young Americans, and all Americans. They finally mobilized and made a huge impact. From now on, both parties will be paying more attention to those votes.

I'm glad that a majority of Americans decided to vote for a candidate based on his credentials and character, rather then let prejudice or fear politics take influence. I'm glad that he will be our symbol to the world that yes, Americans want to change. Immediately after the results I received emails from friends abroad, "I'm so happy for you!"

Taking to the streets in New York City after Obama's victory speech and getting to Union Square immediately became one of the most memorable American moments in my life. I've never witnessed such a spontaneous, diverse outpour of celebration. Rather then feeling like an in-house ex-patriot using NYC as my cliff jump, I finally felt like am a part of this country. It's been a long time coming. --Bryan Doring of Twi the Humble Feather

“To me it's incredible that we will have a leader who inspires so many people. Obama's ability to inspire kept getting discounted during this election, but it's perhaps the single most important quality a president can have.”

As a citizen of the United States it's world-shaking. While everyone is talking about the historical importance the election of a black man to our nation's highest office holds, to me it's incredible that we will have a leader who inspires so many people. Obama's ability to inspire kept getting discounted during this election, but it's perhaps the single most important quality a president can have.

There are only a few hundred people in Congress but hundreds of millions in the country and billions more around the world. If we have a leader who can inspire those people to action, whether it's to conserve energy or to trust each other, to take more responsibility for raising their kids or for getting involved in their communities, that is beyond significant. And I believe that Barack Obama can be that leader. --Jess Laz of Locksley

“Out with the hack. In with the dude.”


President elect Barrack Obama can speak for hours without saying "umm" and "uhh." This small detail gives me confidence in the man. Eight years of "ummm" and "uhhh" has gotten really old and uhhhhhhh embarrassing. Obama hee hee hee also seems to be hee hee devoid of nervous hee hee hee laughter. An effective president must be built on solid representation and presentation; how it looks and how it sounds and how it comes off. It is too soon to say if Obama will be a good President. The only thing that we know for sure is that the new Pres can represent like a mofo. The dude is smooth. I just called the President a dude. I've never done that before. Out with the hack. In with the dude. --Wes McDonald of
Vulture Whale

“I think 'thank goodness' is the general consensus here.”

I think "thank goodness" is the general consensus here. After living in Europe and traveling around Europe so much this past year I think it's safe to say that that the whole of Europe, as well as most of the entire world, exhaled a huge sigh of relief at the news of Obama winning the election. I feel as though there may still be hope for America... let's see. --Brandon Bethancourt of Alaska In Winter

“I have a feeling that the entire system would have to collapse in order to truly become the change we need, but I might be insane too. Either way it's the biggest social advancement our country has ever seen, and that's fucking awesome.”

This recent election is very exciting to me. Barack is intelligent, smooth, and he appears to be genuine. Most importantly he has a vision. I have to tell myself that he is taking on the job of leading a ridiculously outdated form of governing a country. I have a feeling that the entire system would have to collapse in order to truly become the change we need, but I might be insane too. Either way it's the biggest social advancement our country has ever seen, and that's fucking awesome. --Daniel Sproul of Rose Hill Drive

“This would be like if I won the Academy Award or something. I'm so excited but I can't really wrap my mind around it, I'm just sort of in this moment of this bliss.”

As I was watching it go down, it was one of those things I couldn't even wrap my mind around. I summed it up with my friend like, this would be like if I won the Academy Award or something. I'm so excited but I can't really wrap my mind around it, I'm just sort of in this moment of this bliss. After eight years of Bush…

Kim and I have been running into non-stop problems of all kinds of bullshit, and we were getting stressed out. But then it was just like, "Ok, if Barack Obama wins things are going to start falling into line and start working out." And sure enough, he won, I twisted my ankle jumping off a table I got so excited. Then our van got fixed –- well, it broke again, but then that got fixed too –- and now we're rolling again and we had a good show that night and it feels like everything's coming together. I just said over the mic "we win" and everyone understood what I was talking about. –-Matt Johnson of Matt And Kim

“And it's an incredible feeling to know it's our victory, the peoples victory. And the rest of the world can see that. We don't have to hang our heads anymore.”

It meant the end of old white America and the beginning of a much more awesome future. The return to not being ashamed of the American flag and what the term "united" represents. More than anything this election proved that the people chose, we the people had the power to change, and we used that power. And it's an incredible feeling to know it's our victory, the peoples victory. And the rest of the world can see that. We don't have to hang our heads anymore. –-Victoria LeGrand of Beach House

“As it goes, after eight long years of waiting, I was in the bathroom when I heard the cheers from the 1st floor. Figures. I shouldn't have drank so much coffee.”

I am so relieved that the election is over. For the past few months my time has been consumed by the media's overexposure of the campaigns. I would wake up to the New York Times, boost my confidence in Obama at lunch with the Huffington Post, and spend countless hours at night watching YouTube news clips of the more humiliating moments of the McCain/Palin campaign. It was a good ride and a hell of a long wait. Nov 4th came with great excitement, stress, and fear of a possible 2004 re-creation. My confidence was high, but not too high. I drank a lot of coffee that day. Finally, I voted and awaited the 8pm ballot deadline in Oregon. It was 8:02pm, and the crowd of friends was growing in my living room. I didn't want to miss this. But, as it goes, after eight long years of waiting, I was in the bathroom when I heard the cheers from the 1st floor. Figures. I shouldn't have drank so much coffee. --Michael Ian Cummings of The Dead Trees

“Smart is back in style... We are all better off in a post-white, post-black world that might be hard to imagine now, but in eight years, American eighth graders will have started their mornings since kindergarten putting their hands over their hearts and pledging allegiance to a flag next to a black dude who happens to be the most powerful person in the world.”

On election night, I sat in a room in New York with 12 friends and listened to President Elect Obama's acceptance speech. Sober, measured, and elegant. After a night of celebrating the joy as swing States came in one after another, the room was dead quiet and tears rolled down my cheek and I looked around and noticed that no eye in the room was dry. We were so relieved. I walked out onto the street near Tompkins Square Park, and the intersection spontaneously erupted in a street party. A guy in a turban hugged me. I shook hands and embraced strangers. What patriots! All of us disappointed for so long and aching to be proud of this country we love so much had arrived. It was flawless! It was glorious! With friends over dinner in nights to come, we raised a glass to President Barack Obama and our remarkable, resilient United States of America. I was truly in a "pro American part of the country."

This victory means three things to me. First, confidence won over fear. No more Bush/Cheney conservative doctrine telling people to trade liberty for security. Second, smart is back in style. Counting on people's intelligence, and thoughtfulness, and decency won out over thinking you can win by manipulating the uninformed with misinformation. Smart stumped folksy. Nowhere is this more evident than in the disgrace that is Sarah Palin. She was given a free ride by the "liberal" media and she should be held to account for the ignorant demagogue that she is. I think Barack Obama is going to hire smart, competent people and I think America is going to get used to it. I think this election means Americans can start defining themselves by being smart again, like the people who brought you penicillin, the computer chip, the martini and Barack Obama, and I hope smart is here to stay. Finally, there used to be signs in this country that said "no dogs, no Irish" and "Irish need not apply." Then, John Kennedy ran for president and all that lingering fear and ethnic division evaporated. Hard to believe that anti-Catholic/Irish sentiment even existed, it's so far gone. Yet, racism remains the great unfinished business of our union. We are all better off in a post-white, post-black world that might be hard to imagine now, but in eight years, American eighth graders will have started their mornings since kindergarten putting their hands over their hearts and pledging allegiance to a flag next to a black dude who happens to be the most powerful person in the world. For those kids, it won't be hard at all. For those kids it will just be "yes we can." --Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind

“Now I'm just anticipating what Obama is going to do with the war, energy and the economy.”

Just really relieved! I think last election after I voted I really thought Kerry was going to win, I went to a friend's election party at his house and I was so disappointed. This election I had the same exact feeling, I really strongly believed that Obama was going to win, I went to another election party experiencing flashbacks from the last election and... he did it! I was really happy. Now I'm just anticipating what Obama is going to do with the war, energy and the economy. --Dustin Wong of Ponytail

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Who Said This Quote? - Musicians Speak Out About The Election