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Hadnt been able to avoid hearing about the Tea Party, a recrudescence of the far right sooner than I wouldve hoped. Depending on whom you ask, the Tea Party formed either as a spontaneous grassroots protest against the governments massive interventions in the economy after the financial collapse of 2008, an hysterical backlash against our first black president, or just a hasty rebranding of the Republican Party now that the name Republican had taken on the same stigma as the Pinto, DC-10, and other products that reliably self-destruct. Their platform was the usual Republican wish list—cut taxes, gut the government, repeal the last century and revoke the social contract—and happened to coincide with the financial interests of their billionaire backers. They were widely regarded, on the left,* as dingbats. But today I was going to resist the impulse to sneer and feel superior and instead try, for once, to listen.
— Tim Kreider —

They agreed, without any prodding, without the shadows of obligation or compromise, on Barack Obama. At first, even though she wished America would elect a black man as president, she thought it impossible, and she could not imagine Obama as president of the United States; he seemed too slight, too skinny, a man who would be blown away by the wind. Hillary Clinton was sturdier. Ifemelu liked to watch Clinton on television, in her square trouser suits, her face a mask of resolve, her prettiness disguised, because that was the only way to convince the world that she was able. Ifemelu

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Obama has built his public image around his ability to bridge divisions - racial, ideological or generational. And that was his reputation, even at Harvard Law School, where he was the first black president of the 'Law Review.'

— Mara Liasson

When I first heard that Barack Obama was going to be the first black president, I wanted to do the smallest, biggest tribute in history.

— Willard Wigan

The first black president will be a politician who is black.

— Douglas Wilder

I wonder what it's like to be from a state that is spread across a few islands way out in the Pacific Ocean, only added to the United States in 1959. Not only that but to be the birthplace of America's first black president? Pretty cool, I bet.

— Henry Rollins

It's a new world that's very, very difficult to make sense of. But we have a new hope. We have a new man. America has now elected its first openly black President.

— Rory Bremner

The first black president was a hotter plot line than the first woman president.

— Tina Brown

Barack H. Obama is a landmark presidential figure as the first black, multiracial, multicultural president from Hawaii and the Pacific.

— Dinesh Sharma

I feel sorry for Obama because he's still got to fight the innate racism of Americans. I mean, did you see his first speech, when he got made President and they put all that bullet proof glass in front of him? I think that shows you how racist America still is. Just because he's black doesn't mean he's going to shoot anybody.

— Frankie Boyle

I don't think that the United States are ready for a presidency as the one of Obama, at least because he would be the first black president.

— Gianfranco Fini

First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him ... they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white - very white American, Kansas, middle of America. There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president - he's America's first mixed-race president.

— Morgan Freeman

Trump says he wants to run for president. Why not? It wouldn't be the first time he pushed a black family out of their home.

— Snoop Dogg

How ridiculous! You're going to have the first black president apologize for slavery?

— Mark Steyn

First black president ever, and to be living while it happened - that's a good part of history. That's probably the biggest person I admire right now.

— Meek Mill

Shirley Chisholm is another one [political hero]. She was a dynamic speaker, and the first black woman to run for President.

— Donna Brazile

Fox News reported Thursday that Bill Clinton can't get into any of New York's better golf and country clubs. Not one member has been willing to sponsor him. So it's official, he really is America's first black president.

— Argus Hamilton

Really, an historic night last night. You may have heard, Barack Obama will be the first black president of the United States of America ... Obama is also the first Democrat to receive more than 50 percent of the vote since Jimmy Carter, the first senator to be elected since Jack Kennedy, the first Muslim to be ... I said too much.

— Jon Stewart

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