Why I knew President Barack Obama would reach the coveted 270 mark first

 It’s healing time

By Chinta Strausberg


President Barack Obama has reached the coveted 270 Electoral College mark ensuring that America will indeed go FORWARD under the leadership of America’s first black president and one who ran on truth and a road map of progress that includes all Americans.

My prayers have been answered because a win for Willard Mitt Romney would have been disastrous for this nation, which is already too polarized as mirrored in the voting pattern across America.

Romney’s constantly telling untruths and changing positions depending on which way the wind was blowing just to pander to certain sectors in the nation was not a good sign of a president.  His promise to dismantle Medicare sent the wrong message to the elderly who represent a HUGE number in America, and Romney’s promise to destroy Obamacare, as he calls President Obama’s healthcare plan, enticed whites and blacks to vote for Obama.

Romney’s making that outrageous statement about self-deportation cost him the Latino vote. Even the large white male voter turnout couldn’t save him. His time has come and gone.

President Obama, known for his organizing ability, strategically organized different categories of voters including students, the unemployed in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. He went after the huge Latino vote in Florida not with lies but with a proven track record and a vow to fight for those Latino children who were born of undocumented parents but are here. They now have the right to work without fear of deportation much to Romney’s dismay.

America is like a rainbow made up of many ethnic groups. That is what makes this nation so very beautiful…its diversity. It’s a shame that Romney didn’t understand and appreciate that, but he is from the old school—a school that must be forever shut down, locked up and the key thrown away. It’s healing time. We owe our children a better America than in the past.

This nation must CONTINUE to go forward and the racial healing must begin today.

And, Congress must get the message that they must stop behaving like the Vrdolyak 29 bloc in their treatment of Mayor Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor. Their constituents did not elect them to block President Obama’s efforts to serve all Americans and that is what they have been doing over the past four-years. It’s healing time.

It’s time for some major healing among the races. For the first time, blacks and browns constitute the majority of the population in America. You can no longer have a person in charge that looks out for the white majority and ignore non-whites. We are ALL Americans, and the voters made the right choice in returning President Barack Obama to the Oval Office.

I certainly can sleep better knowing that this country has the right Commander In Chief in office and someone who truly cares for ALL people.

I regret that Romney has prepared only a victory speech of 1000 words he describes as a victory speech. I hope now he will concede and go one step further and apologize for all the lies he told to the American people.

When the dust settles, I hope Romney shakes hands with President Obama and promises to help bridge the divide that is tearing this nation apart. I would like for President Obama to host a “Unity Breakfast” like Mayor Washington did with his opponent for the morning after.

It’s healing time.

Can anyone now doubt President Obama’s organizing ability? I got a feeling that everything is going to be all right. I got a feeling that Americans will learn to appreciate diversity and prayerfully racism will slowly roll away to a new order, a new generation of youth who will pick up the mantle and lead this country down the right path economically, socially and racially.

God bless America and God bless President Barack Obama and his beautiful family and may the Republicans cease its obstructionism in our government. I do hope they will now pass President Obama’s JOB BILL that could put thousands to work, and may President Obama lead the discussion on addressing poverty in America.


Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host. You can e-mail Strausberg at: Chintabernie@aol.com.