I just wanted to comment on your Obama article. I agree with you 100%. Those who can’t see why he got elected are clueless. To be honest, I’d never heard of him until he annouced he was running. He does seem like a very smart man and thats why he played the race card. He knew this country has been talking about a black president as well as a woman president for the past 10, 15 years and played it to a tee. I didn’t vote for him but I don’t mind he won. He never said his plan really if you think about it and thats why I didn’t vote for him. I don’t care if he was black or not. The only reason he got a majority of the black vote is because all they saw was his skin color. I’m not saying thats why they all voted for him but you can’t help but think that just by watching tv. Its not too hard to figure out. Thats why makes me mad about him being our 44th President. Its all for the wrong reason. If he can dig us out of the hole we’re in then I may change my tune. (I don’t know if anyone can do that). If he can be as smart running this country as he did playing to blacks and people with disabilities while trying to get elected, then he’ll go down as one of the greatest President’s ever. I have my doubts since his lack of experiense but I hope I’m wrong. Thanks for reading.
I loved, loved, loved your article about your father. I could have written it my self. Almost the same exact scenario with my father except no one EVER told me he was sick & I just happend to go visit him & was told he had died. I liked your story because it didn’t make me feel like I was alone in my feelings for my father & in his behavior. I also like what you said about attitudes in dealing or accepting one’s disability. I am amazed at how some people with disabilities have such a high self esteem & move forward & those like myself let their disability hold them back to some extent.
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I did not work to elect Barack Obama because of the color of his skin – I did so because of his intellect, his vision, his willingness to work with people he disagrees with, and a host of other reasons. But his skin color was not a factor.
You’re entitled to voice your opinion. But you ought to think about the sweeping generalizations you made. I read enough of that from right-wingers who don’t give a crap about people with disabilities or their civil rights. I don’t need to read it in my in box.
I’m sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I definitely got the impression that there were some family issues, least between you and your dad 🙁
This semester I’m taking a fourth year social work course that covers Disability Issues. I found it interesting, although unfortunate, when I read in your article that your dad was struggling with the acceptance of Parkinson’s and the fact it was limiting the abilities he was accustomed too. In class, we discussed extensively the difference between being born with a disability, and having a disability as the result of illness or injury. It’s different the mind set that takes place.
Anyways the article reminded me of that class. My condolences girl.